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Wo do not hesitate to say that this issue will be, what we have endeav ored to make it, the finest illustrated newspaper edition ever produced by a Washington journal. An anecdote of Gen. Sherman, full of noble pathos, went the rounds of the press not many months ago. It told how, at one of thoso re unions of old soldiers which the famous warrior was so fond of attending, ho 6tood for some time talking of war days with a comrade whom he had not met before in years. The names of many heroic companions who had passed over :o the silent majority were recalled with regret. At last, his heart overflowing with tho 6ad memories, Gen. Sherman throw his arms about his companion and exclaimed: "Oh, my comrade, what is there left U6 but to die? We have lived our lives!" Both Gen. Sherman and Admiral Porter had, indeed, lived their lives, but the nation whom they served so faithfully and nobly parts with them all the more sorrowfully because they lived lives of such splendid usefulness. Long after their battles were won and the country they helped restore to unity had knit together anew in bonds of strongest brotherhood, they lived to exemplify in peace the virtues which made them great in war. They were typical Americans, broad-minded, magnanimous, simple-hearted, proud but not vain of their exploits and cher ishing no bitterness toward those whom they had fought and vanquished. The inexplicable proneness of ministers' sons to go to the demnition bow-wows has long been a Eore subject to the godly and tho cause of no little curious speculation to students of life and morals. In tho same category of erratic social phenomena Is the case of the Prince of Wales, who used to be a very wild and wicked young man indeed. Now, the father of tho Prince, as all the world knows, was just as good as he could be, and spent his life in addressing Sunday-schools, laying the corner-stones of free libraries, hospitals, old ladles' homes, and the like, besides discharging religiously the some what arduous duties of husband to Queen Vic toria. The latter has also been pointed to with even more than the average BritlBh pride as a model of all the womanly, wifely, motherly, and queenly virtues. No one ever discovered a blot on her moral escutcheon, and hence tho wonder that two such preemi nently virtuous and well-bebavtd people as Queen "Victoria and her late husband could ever have become tho parents of such a naughty young man as the Prince of Wales. The commonly accepted explanation has been heretofore that the Prince's fondness for a high old time was an Instance of tho law of rever sion: that he "cast back" to some of his wicked ancestors of the last century or the early part of this. No one ever dreamed that beneath the fair and imposing semblance of virtue which Queen Victoria has always maintained there might lurk hidden hankerings after vice, which at times burst from control and found satisfac tion in secret. Through all her long reign Victoria has maintained unspotted her reputa tion as a model woman, wife, and queen; and so it is with extreme sadness we are now called on to record her downfall from her high moral estate. It appears from recent British advices that during all these years that Queen Victoria has posed as a living embodiment of the domestic and social virtues she has nursed a secret pas sion for alcohol, to use the words of one of her own poets. No doubt the unfortunate woman struggled hard to overcome it, and if she failed she at least succeeded m keeping all knowledge of her infirmity from her loving and admiring subjects and from her neighbors. It 16 sad to reflect on the angul6h which this one sin must have caused the otherwise good woman, and on the iuflulte anxiety to which she was put In endeavoring to rush the growler with that profound secrecy which the delicacy of her position required to bo maintained. But her passion does not seem to have lessened with tho years. It has grown in secret and strengthened as she grow feeble with age until of late it seems to have completely mastered her. Sho has flung aside concealment and discretion, aud now tho wholo population of Great Britain, Ireland, Jersey, and the Isle of Man stand aghast at the knowledge that their Queen has a passion for alcohol, and so strong is it (tho passion, not the alcohol) that sbo has of lato publicly proclaimed her Interest in the establishment of a new distillery in Wales, at which no doubt thcro will be mado a brand of tho "cratur" which is peculiarly pleas ing to tho royal palate and does not injuriously affect tho complexion of the royal pro boscis. Indeed, 6uch is tho reckless enthu siasm of tho royal old lady over this now distillery that she has given orders in advanco for a cask of its prospective product. Nothing can bo sadder than this open giving way of tho venerable Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India to her londncss for strong drink. While all Americans will learn tho do plorablo nows with heavy hearts, many of them will no doubt bo consoled by tho knowledgo that she takes it straight, with Belfast ginger ale or Apolllnaris water ns a chaser. This Is the sole ray of cheering light In tho whole gloomy prospect. It is pleasant to remember that whllo American public life has been prolific of other brands of scandal, never but on ono oc casion did anything of this sort over cause tho blush of shame to mantlo the check of tho truly good of this favored land. Tho unique incident referred to occurred at a Philadelphia picnic several administrations ago, when a dis tinguished lady yielded to tho tempter and swallowed a glass of beer. The wholo nation, it will bo recalled, shuddered as if that beer con tained an excess of resin and was stale besides; and the famous Lucy Hayes temperance society disbanded in despair. A great deal of surpriso seems to have been caused by the discovery the past week that Mr. Cleveland had not changed his views on tho silver question 6lnce he retired from tho White House. This Is very surprising. Mr. Cleve land is of that serious and substantial build of man who does not take views second-hand nor arrive at them by his own exertions, especially on an important question, except after long and painstaking study, and, once having formulated his views by this process, Mr. Cleveland nat urally, not being of a frivolous or emotional temperament, docs not put them sisido lightly, and certainly not for the reason that ono or many thousand other men, who never took tho trouble to obtain any particular views of their own anyway, see fit to change such views as thoy may have found It convenient or neces sary to adqpt temporarily as a mere matter of expediency. This unfortunate lack of pliancy and agility on Mr. Cleveland's part has caused him to be severely criticised by many of his party associates, who, although they accepted him unanimously in 18S8, knowing full well on which side of tho silver fence he stood, are now disposed to give him tho cold shake because he has failed to flop, or crawl, or tumble over to the other side. This, to say the least, is incon siderate. It might even bo called unkind. Iu deed, excuse could bo found for going so far as to characterize it as silly. But Mr. Cleve land is believed to be able to put up with it. He is a good, if not an agile or lovely man, and he weighs something over two hundred pounds, or did at the latest returns. Whllo he isn't much of a flopper himself he in part atones for it by his ability to make other people flop, and by other qualities which render him an exceptionally useful man to have around tho political household. So it is just within tho bounds of possibility that after mature reflec tion at least a safe two-thirds of the Democrats of the country may conclude that with all Mr. Cleveland's faults they love him still enough to make him their candidate again in 1892. Stranger things have happened. Get out your orgnettes, and watch the acrobats. It begins to look as If tho reports of Jewish persecutions in Russia were being colored by the correspondents of English newspapers with tho special object of embittering English fad ing against tho Russians. It seems beyond question that the unhappy Hebrews In tho Czar's dominions are being barbarously treated, but It Is hardly likely that the Czar and his minions are such savages as to redoublo their persecutions inin6olent defiance of English pleas for mercy,as was alleged the other day by the St. Petersburg correspondent of the London Telegraph. Accord ing to this writer the attitude of the Russian officials toward the Hebrews Is about that of a madman with homicidal tendency toward his intended victim. Their malignant hatred finds expression fn every conceivable way which will render life a burden and a torture to their victims. The description of tho treatment of sickly Jewish recruits shows an inhumanity almost inconceivable oven in a Tartar. If half what this correspondent says is true, all civilized countries should unite in a protest to the Czar, which even that haughty and irresponsible autocrat will not caro to dis regard. Even after making large allowances for the strong anti-Russian feeling which evi dently inspired the writer, there is enough in his letter to make the humane shudder at the lot of the Hebrews in the Czar's dominions these days. According to tho London Times1 Brazilian correspondent the officials of tho new republic are unanimously and enthusiastically of tho opinion that public office Is a private snap. They are "standing by their friends" and rela tions with a prodigal loyalty that would move to tears the average North American spoilsman, not only giving them the fat offices, but taking special means to make tho offices fatter and fatter all tho time. Thoy even go further than this) and sell them the choicest government lands at greatly reduced prices, and In every other way use their places for all that can be got out of them, nere Is a chance for our anti-civil service reform patriots, Let them lead an exodus of disgruntled spoils-loving patriots to Brazil. There thoy may bo happy yet. ' - Tho gentlemen who recently bought the New York Star and chauged Its name to tho Conti nent are making a very attractive and new6y paper out of it. They mado a move decidedly In the right direction when they reduced tho size of the pages to about tho convenient di mensions of TnE Herald's pages, and for thle all their readers will no doubt bless them. Tho tenacity with which dally journals havo clung to the old "blanket-sheet" shape is a striking Illustration of the force of habit. Nobody would read a book who6e pages were a yard square, and yet tho newspapers seem to think that those dimensions arc what tho public wants. Four Drunlcen Bleu Drowned. Macon, Ga., Feb. 14. Near Nona, Putnam County, yesterday four drunken negroes at tempted to cross tho Oconee River in a 6mall boat. The boat capsized, and all four were drowned. TALK OF THE WEEK. Thcro have been frequent public protests In the pnst against tho practice of draping Depart ment buildings in mourning every tlmo a man who onco hold a Cabinet position or high offico dies. This custom costs tho Govommont a croat deal of money for crfipo and tho labor expended in doing tho draping, nnd besides this tho build ings aro frequently dlsficuicd by tho color run ning out of tho crfipo when rain-storms como on during tho period of mourning. For tho noxt two weoks tho curious spcctaclo will bo pro sontcd of four Department buildings nil draped in sombro black at tho eamo tlmo. Thrco of tho buildings will retain Ihelr drapery of woo for a full month. Tho Treasury Department has been In black slnco Sccrotary Wludom's death, and now tho doathB of Admiral Porter, Gen. Sher man, and Alexandor H. II. Stuart, ox-Secrotary of tho Interior, will cause tho War and Navy Department Building and tho Interior Depart ment Building to bo swathed in tho sablo em blem of death. Of course, all good citizens recognize tho propriety of expressing In 6omo public manner tho sorrow of tho nation at losing her Illustrious sons, but tho custom of wearing black as an emblem of mourning In pri vato life Is falling Into disuse, and tho draping public buildings every time a notod man dies excites moro and moro hostility as tho years go, by. Some other moans of giving formal ex pression to tho deep departmental sorrow should bo found. Tho House Committee on Elections has not yet completed tho extenslvo Democrat-bouncing programme which It marked out for Itself, or had marked out for It by tho party loaders, at tho opening of tho present Congress. About a dozen Democrats have been fired out on ono pretext or another, but there aro still two moro who aro marked for summary expulsion. Ono of these Is Mr. Aldcrson, of WCSt Virginia, whoso seat was contested by "Fud" McGinnls, and tho other Mr. Bullock, of Florida, whoso seat Is wanted for a Republican named Good rich. Tho Republicans aro naturally anxious to complete thoir work, but it docs not look as if they would bo able to do It. Tho trouble is that they havo not a quorum of their own here, and the chances of their getting a quorum be foro tho close of tho session aro exceedingly slim. So that If thoy succeed In ousting Messrs. Alderson and Bullock it will bo by tho courtesy of tho Democrats. Tho Democrats of tho Houso aro of course a very courteous lot of gen tlemen, but it is not likely that their politeness will extend ns far as this. In fact, it is under stood that if tho Republicans attempt to got up the cases tho Democrats will do what they did in tho Langston contest and break a quorum by retiring from the House. It is understood that tho Republican leaders aro especially anxious to unseat Mr. Alderson, of West Virginia, as if they do not do so It is feared tho effect on the party In that State would bo oven moro depress ing than the returns of the lato election. Gen. GofT, of West Virginia, who has been in the city a good deal of late, is supposed to havo been very urgent for action in tho Alderson-Mc-Ginnis case, and McGinnls himself is naturally eager to get tho $10,000, tho salary for the full term of Contrress which he has not served and to which he is no more entitled than any other private citizen. But the Republican members of the Elections Committee are anxious to glvo it to him. So anxious are they, in fact, that thoy have offered what they call a "compro mise" to tho Democratic members of the com mittee. Tho terms of this proposed compro mise arc that if the Democrats will allow Aider son to bo unseated on tho last day of the ses sion the Republicans will not attempt to do any thing with tho case until that time. Thus Mr. Aldcrson would servo tho full term and get the pay which ho has earned and to which ho Is en titled, and Mr. McGinnls, without doing a sin gle day's service, would also be given $10,000, which he has not earned and is not entitled to. The understanding is that tho Democrats have refused to consider for an in stant any such "compromise" as this. They havo all along considered Mr. Alderson's caso as tne strongest ono of all tho contested election cases of this Congress, with the possible exception of the Turpln case, of Alabama, in which McDuffie, tho Republi can, was given a seat after a contest, although tho Democratic candidate received a majority of over 13,000 votes. Tho Alderson caso was con sidered so strong by the Democrats at the be ginning of the present Congress that thoy put It forward as their first case, believing the' could break the Republicans up on their pro gramme of wholesale bouncing by forcing them to admit that Mr. Alderson was fairly elected, and the Republicans were evidently fully aware of the strength of tho case, as they continued to put it aside from time to time, taking up by preference other cases which thoy could act on according to their partisan desires without doing so much violence to their conscience. One night not long ago a gentleman in a con dition not to be described as cold sober, yet by no means Intoxicated, walked down from Wil lard's Hotel about 1 o'clock In tho morning to an oyster house on tho Avenuo near Twelfth 6treet. The hour between 1 and 2 is a pretty busy hour for this particular oyster shop, and a good many people wero at tho tables catlrfg. As usual, too, quite a number of night-liners were hanging around, some of them obstrep erously importuning people for fares and others silently waiting and watching for their prey. One of the most enterprising of tho band selected this gentleman (whom we will call Smith) for his victim, aud, without any ceremony, sailed in. At first he was very affa ble, aud only wanted to 6eeuro Mr. Smith's patronage; but later on ho mado a little ad vanco on that position and assumed that ho had already been cugaged by Mr. Smith; that, in fact, he had already carried Mr. Smith all around town, and had been waiting for him ever slnco ho entered tho oyster shop, and that consequently Mr, Smith was Indebted to him in a considerable sum of mouoy. But Mr. Smith was not to be gulled in that way, aud so, repu diating any engagement with tho man, ho in formed him that ho had no need of his services aud that ho declined to bo annoyed any further by him. The firmness of tho stand taken by Mr. Smith sent this particular cabby to tho rear for the time being, but ho no Eooner disappeared than two of his chums stepped to the front, 6cated themselves besldo Mr, Smith, and poured out their most cordial sympathies with that gentle man, expressing their entire disapproval of tho sharp practice which their bad colleague had attempted to play on him. These two schemers worked themselves into the sympathies of Mr. Smith to such an extent that that gentleman, when he had finished his oyster stow and paid his bill, hired ono of them to carry him home. The cabby aunounced that his herdlc was at tho door ready for bullness, and, conduct ing Mr. Smith out to tho sidewalk, ho politely showed him iuto tho open herdic, slammed the door on him, aud the herdic started off at a gallop. The cabby, strange to say, remained on tho sidewalk. The herdic that Mr. Smith was in was tho herdic belong ing to tho fellow who claimed to havo had a previous engagement with Mr. Smith, and in less than a minute aud a half Mr, Smith was deposited In tho police station on Twelfth strcct,where, dcsplto all tho protests and expla nations ho could make, tho two policemen who happened to bo nt that momont in chargo of tho ofiico told him that ho had no altcrnattvo but to put up tho $3 which tho cabby claimed woro duo him, or spond tho night in a prison coll. It Is worth noting that when tho money waR paid it was not yet 2 o'clock, and It was after 1 beforo Mr. Smith left Wlllard's on foot, 60 that there could not possibly havo been $3 duo, but Mr. Smith had to pay over $3 and be thankful that ho got out nt that. LiATE SOCIETY ITEMS. Tho Misses do Mcndonoa gavo a Valentino lunch of Blxtccn covers yesterday in boner of Miss Vnlcntlna do Mondonoa and tho guests of tho houso, Miss Lowry. Miss do Mcndonoa sat nt tho head of tho table, with Miss Lowry on her right, nnd tho other young ladles woro rnnged round tho board in tho following order: Miss Miller, Miss Amalla do Mondonoa, Miss Gibson, Miss Valonttua do Mondonoa, whoso patron saint Is St. Valentino, and Miss King, Miss Reynolds, Miss Amelia do Mondonca, Miss Rusk, Miss Kllhourn, Miss Greer, Miss Kobcrts, iMIss Sbcrrill, .Miss Blninc. MI6S Proctor and Miss Graco Fuller, tho other two guosts Invited, wero unavoidably prevented from bolng present. Miss Lowry woro a black not dotted with turquoiso beads, a dark-bluo volvot bodlco studded with turquoiso, and Miss do Meudonea woro a poppy-red India silk, with front embroidery in colors; Miss Amelia, yol low silk, with heliotrope trimmings; Miss Ama lla, bluo silk, mousselino' do sole, nnd ribbon trimming. All tho other ladles woro pretty street costumes and kept their hats on. Dishes of olives and forms of delicate jollies in still moro dcllcato paper covers stood about, whllo at each plate was a tiny dish of salted al monds. The napcry was all of tho daintiest sort, but tho contro of tho tabic was a beauty spot worthy of oven St. Valoutlno's homage. A largo ring of smllax encircled a suporb orchid "denbrodlum nobllo" whoso mauvo and pur ple blossoms wero magnificent. Indeed, tho wholo houso was mado beautiful with tho rarest of all exotics, orchids In blossoms of crimson, purple, goldon, or creamery white, with ferns and potted plants, always such effectlvo decorations, wero scattered about. After tho lunch pretty favors of little fancy silk-coverod card cases, containing mottoes and verses, wero distributed. A great many congratulatory notes with flowers and pretty souvenirs wero show ered upon tho radiantly dark-eyed maiden whoso name is Valentine, all in the namo of old St. Valentine. On Monday Mrs. Snider and Mrs. A. B. Kurtz gavo a very elegant tea In honor of their guest, Mrs. Greonleaf, of Minne apolis. Mrs. Snider received in a Worth gown of corn-colored brocado and dia monds. Mrs. Kurtz wore an elegant gown of pink embroidered crfipo. Mrs. Greenleaf woro a Paris gown of old rose combined with white silk and black lace. Tbero was a largo number of lady assistants, and Mr. Snider stood besido his wife assisting in doing tho honors. Miss Knowles wore figured surah. Miss Dalzall was in black embroidered net; Miss Gllman, in blue; Miss Towusend, corn-color and violets; Miss Docher, Miss Townscnd's cousin, in white; Miss Kenna, in black and cold; Miss Kellan, in white tulle; Mi6s Mc Parlan, in white silk and fur trimming; Miss Agnes McParlan, in black and orango silk; Miss Clara McParlan, in white silk; she served the punch. Tho refreshments wero very ele gantly served, and tho tablo aud rooms wero profusely decorated with flowers and ferns. The guests embraced all tho official and society list. Hon. Howard Carroll and his wife, (who is tho daughter of the wealthy and enterprising John H. Starin, of New York,) havo been en joying a round of social pleasures during their visit to Washington. Mr. Carroll is well known here, where, durinc several years, he was in active work as tho correspondent of tho New York Times. Now ho is Interested In the suc cess of the now Continent, which has taken tho place of tho New York Star in journalism at tho metropolis. Mrs. nenry Herwlg, wife of Lieut. Herwig, of tho Navy, who has spent several years In Europe and Japan, is now located perma nently at 1714 Q street. Mrs. Herwlg Is dis tinguished for her literary talents and fasci nating accomplishments. Her charming sister, Miss Sue Leo Wheat, ono of Virginia's most attractive and beautiful daughters, is visiting Mrs. Herwig. Mrs. R. C. McCorralck (formerly Mi6S Thur man, younger daughter of ox-Senator Thurman) expects to remain In tho city about a weoli longer with her husband, Governor McCormick. They are at the Shoreham. Miss Azzle MacFarland, of New York, Is vis iting Mr. and .Mrs. Thomas G. Hensey, of M street. PERSONAL. Mr. W. S. J. Dunbar, the well-known sculptor, has removed his studio from Vernon ltow to tho Corcoran Building. Mr. W. II. Crompton, ono of tho most valued members of Richard Manflcld's company, has many friends In Washington, who gavo him a warm welcome tho past week. Mr. S. Chap Slmrns, who has for a number of years been attached to tbo Evening Star's staff of bright young men, has resinned his position preparatory to his departure for Chicago, whoro ho goes to accept a lucrative position. Capt. Robert C. Da vldge, of tho Twenty-third Regiment of Brooklyn N. Y. N. G., is visiting in this city, nstho guest of his relative, Mr. Frank Martin, of 1530 I street, no is ono of the most popular militiamen of tho Emplro State. Gen. D, H. Henderson, of Iown, is at St. Au gu8tino, Flu., endeavoring to reouperato from tho effects of tho severo 6traln to his nnklo which ho sustained somo time ago. Ho writes hero tho ehango has dono him much good nnd that his general health has improved, although ho still has to uso crutches in moving about. SHERMAN. I'ininuAitY 11, 1801. "His marches o'er, his battles won, His bright sword sheathed forever," Tho great commander sleeps to-night Beyond tho silcut river. And he who braved tho bolts of death, And smiled 'mid all their rattle, With equal calm Is resting now From his great final battle. Glvo to his country now tho sword Ho wielded In her namo, And lot tho nation whllo sho lives Gunrd well its wearer's lame. Tho sword that, strong for truth and right, Helped make a peoplo free; Tho Bword that, Hashing like a light, Led armies to the sea. Long will u grateful nation keep His namo her sons among, And long will tender memory weep Whene'er his deeds aro sung. And futuro ages still will tell. In rhyme nnd song and story, And teach thoir sons to cherish well Our grand old chieftain's glory. James G. Burnett. SYMPTOMS OF CATA Extract from Dr. Ltghthlll's Work on Catarrh nnd Diseases of tho Throat. Tho earliest, most prominent, and character istic fcaturo of Catarrh is a dlschargo from tho head, consisting sometimes of a elenr acrid fiuld, but oftoncr of a thick, footld, purulent, yellow, or greenish matter, which Is usually secreted In exccsslvo abundance, and discharged through tho nostrils or throat, and frequently by both channels. Tho naturoof this dlschargo varies Indifferent cases, and even In tho 6amo Individual at dif ferent times. In some it is copious and of a looso or fluid character, whilst in others it Is very viscid or gummy, ndherlug to tho diseased mombrano with gluc-llko tenacity, aud remova ble only with great difficulty a condition moro particularly noticed on rising in tho morning, because, during sleep, tho purulent secretion hardens and accumulates with greater facility. Frequently the offensive matter concretes as dry, hard masses or crusts, which obstruct breathing, audro very difficult to detach, their dlslodgment often requiring most violent efforts. Sometimes theso incrustations como away in small whitish lumps, or fragments of n deep green tint, but occasionally, broad and fiat casts of a notable, size- aro expelled,' on which traces of blood may at times bo observed. This condition is very liable to run to serious ulceration, involving a loss of tho bony struc ture of tho nose, and a subsequent flattening of that organ. Tho nasal membrane is thickened and con gested, causing tho noso to bo stopped up, sometimes on ono side, somotimes on tho other, nnd often on both, giving rise to a disagreeable, stuffy sensation in tho head, and occasionally to violent paroxysms of snoozing. A feeling of fullness, heat, Irritation, soreness, or pain is generally experienced in tho nostrils, near tho root of the nose, as well as in the upper part of tho .throat, above and below tho soft palate. A distressing sensation of heavyweight or compression Is usually complained of over tho forehead, especially in tho region immedi ately above and between tho eyes. Sometimes the pain Is obstinately fixed in somo particular part, as in tho temples, on top of tho head, at tho back of tho neck, or behind tho orbits, and occasionally it manifests itself in tho face, of so sovero a character that it is frequently mistaken for neuralgia. The voice Is generally affected and becomes hoarse, weak, and uneven, assuming a nasal character of an unpleasant sniffling quality. Cough of varlablo severity is not unfrequently one of the symptons nnd results of Catarrh. Tho breath is tainted, and assumes at times an exceedingly foetid and sickening odor. In some cases it becomes so reVoltingly offensive as to render tho sufferer an object of disgust to himself as well as to others. Tho sense of smell is generally blunted or entirely lost, nnd a similar effect on taste may be occasionally observed. Tho eyes are apt to become Irritablo, and disposed to water ex cessively on expoBuro to tho cold or wind, and a sense of weariness of sight is usually' ex perienced after slight exertions. Hearing be comes frequently moro or less Impaired, and noises In tho head very oiten add materially to the existing distress. Tho stomach generally suffers more or less, and becomes weak and irritable; the appettito is capricious, and nearly always bad In tho morning. Tho patient often complains of lassitude and fatigue, an incapacity for either physical or mental exortlous, and a constant disposition to drowsiness and sloop. The mental faculties aro also sometimes slightly affected, loss of memory being not unfrequently experienced. Catarrh may prove fatal, either by debilitat ing tho system and wearing out tho patient, or by traveling downward and producing Con sumption. This fact has been so repeatedly noticed that all experienced practitioners now look upon Catanh as ono of tho most frequent and important causes of this complaint; accord ing to our extensive observation it should always bo regarded as a premonition and ono of tho very earliest manifestations of Consump tion. To tho enroful study aud scientific investiga tion of this pernicious disease Dr. LIghthill has devoted his exclusive uttentlon for over thirty years, and has succeeded in formulating a sys tem of treatmont which is absolutely painless, prompt In Its action, and positively curative in its effects. From tho first application great benefit is experienced, which continues from day to day until a final and permanent euro is tho result. A.P.Lighlhi!8,M.D., SPECIALIST, HaB established himself permanently in Wash ington for tho exclusive treatment of Deaf ness, Catarrh, Asthma, Throat Affections, and Diseases of tbo Bronchial Tubes and Lungs. Ho canlbo consulted dally, from 8 until 12, and from 4 to 6, at his residence, 14:11 K Street, 3ST. W. Uti..