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THE SUNDAY HlLFiA.L., SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1S1-)1. fy& itiT&ix4n C)C7:iUfr pJcrhhj ilntsono .3ntrUigcnttr. VKF NATIONAL INTELLJGENCER E&TABUSHfiD 1800. THE SUNDAY HERALD GSTASUfiHEO IS66. IQnterod at tho Post Ofllco at "Washington, D. Ct. asSecond-clnftOtattor. J. H.SOULE' I Proprietors. A. T. HEKSEt, 1 Edltorlnl and Vnbllcatton Offices, Mo. 400 Tenth Street Northwest. $30 EEWA11D. THE SUNDAY HERALD" 1b convinOod that there in nn organized jtanjrof papor thieves in this city, who follow Its carriers around and talco tho papers from tho door stops. Wo will par a reward of $30 for tho arrest and conviction of any one of those thieves. $30 REWARD. N0TI0E TO SUBSCRIBERS. Subscription (in advance) per year $s.oo Remittances should be made by postal note, money order, or check onKexo York or Washing ton. IVTicn checks on Jjanks in other cities arc font the cost of collection will he deducted. The Editor of TnE Sunday Herald cannot undertake toprcscrvcor return rejected communi cations. Persons who desire to possess their com munications, if ttnuscd, s7iould retain a copy. Local reports and absolute ncivs of 8tij0?cfcnt im portance to justify publication will be welcomed from any one, andif valuable wlllbc paid for. Contributor are respectfully requested to re frain from sending toTnn Sunday Herald jicu's items which have already appeared in other jour nals, as it Is Hot desired to reproduce matter from the dallies. The Sunday Herald takes pleasure this morning in presenting to the public tho first thlrty-two-paco edition ever issued from a Washington newspaper ofllce. Not only is it the largest in size, but it is tho richest in illus tration of prominent Washingtonians and the business and other structures of the city. "Without the cooperation of tho merchants and public men of tho District the preparation of such an edition would have been impossible. "We extend to them our thanks. "Wo desire also to express our appreciation of tho efforts of Messrs. H. M. "Wright, a former resident and newspaper man, of this city, and C. B. Gilles pie, of "Boston, who have been associated with us in this issue and who have gotten out some of the finest illustrated editions in this country. "We believe the public will appreciate tho ad ditional evidence presented by this number of The Herald that its proprietors intend to meet and, whenever practicable, to anticipate any de mands of its patrons. Those who want to see Mr. Cleveland in a hole will have to try again. He is too big a man to fit in a Post hole. If Frlnce Bismarck doesn't stop talking so much, instead of the Man of Iron, he will soon be known in Germany as the Man of the Iron Jaw. . . The base-ball men aro getting themselves into form for the season by taking their usual spring exercise at breaking contracts and smashing acreements. Jerry Simpson ought to be prosecuted for obtaining notoriety under false pretenses. It is now asserted on what seems good authority "that he has worn socks all the time. Emperor William with characteristic modesty in a recent speech assured his people that he was all right. All they have got to do ia to confide in him and they may be happy yet. New York customs officers have seized four bottles of Koch's lymph that was sent through the mails to a firm of merchants in that city. Thus the McKinlcy bill extends tho a?gis of high protection over the infant bacilli industry. The free coinage issue will now be packed away in sawdust and placed in cold-storage until next winter. Perhaps If the summer Isn't too hot it will keep in good condition for use In the silver market at the next session of Con gress. The Portuguese Republicans who were con cerned in the recent revolutionary outbreak are to be tried in blocks of ten. Tho fact may caube a slight, vague, far-awa3'-sort-of uneasi ness to the American Republicans who sinned in blocks of five. It will bo observed that Senator Quay made his personal statement, denying the truth of the charges against him, before he went fishing. Ho no doubt thought tho chances of his story being believed were much better than if he had waited to tell it until he returned from his fish ing trip. The London detectives havo apparently made up their minds that tho man Sadler has got to do duty for Jack the Kipper whether ho hap pens to be that fantastic assassin or not. Hav ing settled this important point, they will now proceed to get tho necessary evidence to support their theory. Tho agitating bit of fashion news comes from Loudon that the very latest thing in frock coats reuehes to the ankles. This leads to the sus picion that tho Prince of Wales has suddenly beame conscience stricken about his bandy legs and wants to conceal them from the vulgar gaze as much as possible. The Superintendent of tho Census announces tho discovery that the centro of population of the country is located a little west of south of Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind. It is not stated whether those 300,000 citizens of New York whom tho census arbitrarily de clared non sunt were utilized in tho calcula tions or not. Congress should not adjourn without taking action on the bill now pending to provide for the payment of a bounty to the District of Co- umbia volunteers, who served at the outbreak of the war as protectors of the National Capi- tal. Tho action of these men was in tho highest degree patriotic. President Lincoln had not yet issued his call for troops and they offered themselves voluntarily, without pay, and in many cases supplying their own uniforms, to guard tho property of tho Government hero and tho lives of tho citizens of Washington. Surely nono of tho volunteers aro more deserving of consideration from Congress than theso mon, and it will bo a shame it another Congress ex. plrcs without doing them justice, already so long delnycd. Wbatover tho rest of the population may be, the girls of Philadelphia aro not at all slow. They seem able to catch up with tho most oligi blo Now York young men in tho matrimonial race. Or is the proncness of wealthy young New Yorkers to marry Philadelphia girls duo to tho fact that tho girls of their native city aro too fast for them. In selecting ex-Governor Fosteii, of Ohio, as the late Secretary Wisdom's successor Presi dent Harrison seems to havo taken a courso that will satisfy the country and glvo as much grat Ideation to the politicians as any act of tho President's is likely to do. Mr. Fosteii is a successful business man, and in politics ho has been free from narrow partisanship. The Bald Eagle of Westchcstor, Gen. IIusted, informed a reporter the other day that ho dis covered a resemblance between Governor Hill and NAroLEON. There is an unmistakable re semblance. History informs us that Napoleon had two eyes and one nose. Governor Hill has the satno identical complement of facial features. And tho resemblance doesn't stop here, either. The very latest thing in New York daily journal Ism is tho Recorder, tho first number of which was issued on "Wednesday. It is to bo an indepen dent family paper, and declares editorially that it begins its career with more money behind it than any similar enterprise ever possessed. This may be a good thing and it may not. The paper began its career by starting a fund to erect a monument in Now York to Gon. Sher man, subscribing $1,000. We have received with much pleasure a bulky and uncommonly handsome pamphlet entitled "Hand Book of tho American Republics," being bulletin No. 1 of the Bureau of American Re publics. It is a highly creditable first attempt on the part of this new publishing house, and It looks aB if it might become a dangerous rival to the Government Printing Office. Ihis hand book has its front-page title printed in two colors plain black and a particu larly fetching shade of red while down on the left-hand corner is a highly artistic medallou portrait of Columbus. Theso aro, however, mere trifling externals. The solid information must be sought within. Among the exquisitely-tinted maps are the dainty illustrations. The frontispiece is a charming seascape, entitled "Wattings Island, the first land seen by Columbus." After read ing this title one is tempted to look again for the land, and there, sure enough, It is, away off on the dim horizon's verge, so faint that Columbus must have strained his eyes in making it out. Opposite page 44 is a map of South America, a brief ex amination of which reveals to the observant person that that division of tho Continent strongly resembles in ou i i . ( 1 i . l j a pre empted all that portion in which the choicest frying cuts are ordinarily located. Glancing at random through the clearly-printed pages of the volume, we learn on page 543 that "the highest tides in the world is in the Bay of Ben galseventy feet;" on page 50 that "coffee was not known to the Greeks and Romans;" for the reason, doubtless, as stated further on that it was only introduced "into Arabia from Abyssinia in tho early part of tho fifteenth century." An Item of news found on page 01 will no doubt be read with great Interest by many persons in Washington, It is that "nearly all tho great mercantile houses in Mexico City and State sell largely on credits of from four, six to eight months and often for longer periods." On page 135 another Item that will cause visions of languid existence to flit through weary brains is found a6 follows: "Tho manuer in which the banana is cultivated is certainly tho easiest kind, as very little 6klll or labor is demanded, nature doing almost all the work." Those who have pro fessed such a consuming love of nature must have lived in a banana-producing country. Be ginning with page 105 a large moss of statisti cal information Is given about the earth, which, it is to bo hoped, none of Mr. Blaine's enemies will attempt to construe Into au indication that the gentleman wants the earth, or has had a preliminary survey made with a view to ac quiring it later ou. From these statistlcs,we learn that the earth's diameter at the pole is, to be precise, exactly 7,893.8809 statute miles; its circumference round the equator 84,890.8214 miles; its population about 1,408,000,000, and that one-fourth of the population die before tho seventh year. On page 107 wo aro informed without hesitation or qualification that the river Euphrates has an outflow of 420,000,000 cubic feet per hour; and all through tho twq hundred and eighty-odd qages are to bo found hundreds nay, thou sands, of other equally curious and instructive facts about the American republics. PERSONAL.. Capt. J, M, Bassett, of tho District National Guard, is tho happy father of a tlno baby boy. Assemblyman n. S. Dickson, of tho Lanslng burtf District, Now York, who has been visltine his brother here, left for homo last week much pleased with his visit. Mr, E. C. Howe, a popular and valuable em ploys of tho Columbia National Bank, has re signed to accept a position with the American Security and Trust Company. Mr. Fred S. Chase, southeastern passenger agent of tho Chicago and Alton Railroad Com pany, with headqu arters in Philadelphia, was in tue city calling on friends during the week. Coyne Fletcher, tho uuthor of "Mo and Chummy," contributed to tho March number of Frank, Leslie's Popular Monthly an article en titled "In the Lowlands of South Carolina." It is boautilully illustrated and specially valuablo from its reminlscencea and pictures of an historio past. WHERE QUIET GAMES GO ON. THE AIODI3RN rOKEK-ROOIU AXDHOAV IT IS RUN. Tho ToUco Glvo a Good Doal of Trouble, Even "Whon tho "Club" Has a Iiltornry Name and a Library of J-'our Volumes. Public scntimont working with moro or less forco through tho pollco has made- public gam bling in "Washington almost n misty memory. Tales of stiff games nro told by old sports as things of a long-past era, and ono would hardly think that ovou poker was now played to any extent except for tho occasional reports of raids on quiet pokor rooms which appear in tho paper. jAn Innocent Herald man, desiring to ascertain for himself just what kind of a resort a poker establish ment of tho prcseut day really was, secured tho chaperonage of a local sporting man, who volunteered to steer him. Together they re paired to a quiet strcot, pausing at last boforc a large white doorway, facing upon tho street next to a glided palace of liquid vice, and, bid ding the reporter follow, tho sporting man led the way back through a dimly-lighted hall and to a staircase, which thoy ascended. Arriving nt the second floor, tho sport stopped beforo an other door and cave tho boll-pull a vigorous wrench. Instantly a small portion of tho door, which innocently posed ns an ornament, waa re moved and an inquiring cyo gazed out. Evi dently recognizing one-halt of tho combination, tho eyo was suddenly obscured by tho orna ment falling back into its customary place, and the door was flung open by a tall, lathy kind of mau with a closely cropped head and tremen dous smile, who gave them a hearty welcome. The room into which thoy were ushered was largo and handsomely furnished. In ono cor ner stood a heavy safe, from which an assistant was removing stacks of celluloid counters. In tho centro of this room and immediately under a blazing chandelier half a dozen men and youths sat at a table playing "auction pitch." Tho man who had opened tho door waB ono of tho proprietors of this 60-called "club." "That is auction pitch," said tho proprietor, "and is about the mildest form of gamo you will seo played in this establishment. It is played generally by those who havo not tho money to sit in tho games of poker, but who feel that they must eamble, or life is without charm. They play for very small stakes, per haps five or ten cents a game. Now and then one of them will win enough to buy a stack of chips for poker, and he will drop out, generally to return within a few minutes without a sou, to borrow enough to begin auction pitch again." Tho sporting man having informed tho pro prietor that the reporter was anxious to look about the place, he conducted them to an ad joining room, furnished with a huge, unwieldy buffSt glistening with decanters and glasses. Here a blazing fire was heaped upon tho hearth, about which a couple of men were seated, with their chairs tilted back, smoking. This room In turn opened upon one twice as largo as the first to which they were admitted; and here again a bell was set jingling and an ornament on the door swung back by some ono on the other side beforo thoy were allowed to enter. The rattle of counters greeted their ears as they followed their conductor, and they found two great tables surrounded by busy players, who,"iu their intentness on the cards, were very quiet and seldom spoke. They glanced up ns the trio entered, but immediately gave their cu tiro attention to the game. "How," asked the reporter as the club mau brought chairs to him and his friend and bade them sit before a comfortable, cheerful fire, "how do you manage to elude the vigilance of tho police V" "Well," he replied candidly, "we sometimes do not escape them, and our doors are burst open and our plaeesraided. In the beginning wo procure a club's license, just tho same as if we were organizing a literary society, In fact wo do organize as a literary club, incorporating with the necessary officers and members, who, as you will naturally infer, are fellows Interested in our plans or anxlousto gamble. It Is always easy to secure the proper number of people. After our papers are made out wo have but to open, securo the services of ono or two well known gamblers, who will engage to play and also to bring other players, buy a few books for the literary purposes, get our furniture, and wo are prepared for business. Wo manage our af fairs in a manner similar to legitimate clubs, except that wo aro not allowed to sell drinks, nor to charge for our suppers, which wo serve every nteht about 10 or 10:30 o'clock. Of course, there must bo some remuneration for ourselves, a6 we are not in tho business for amusement; so a certain percentage is 'tolled' from each pot or at some certain .stago or con dition of tho game. This constitutes our earn ings. No gamo in which a 'lay-out' is required, such as faro or roulette, is played in this house, or any other, to my knowledge, In Washington. Poker is by far the most popular game. There are very few professional gamblers In Wash ington." "We frequently hear of big Congressional games: do any of them ever take place in your club?" "No. Tho day of tho Congressional game of pokqr has passed, as far as tho gambling-rooms are concerned. The Senator or Representative who nowadays amuses himself with a little game Is a wary fish, and confines himself mostly to the privacy of his own house or to some se cluded room in a hotel whore ho is in no danger of interruption. They seem to think tho clubs will give them too much publicity; besides, tbey do not wish to become intimate with Gov ernment employ6s, who might seek to make acquaintances formed at tho poker table a means of importuning for advancement or patronage." "Newspaper men," said The Herald man, "have a widespread reputation as poker play ers. Do you find many of them at your tables?" "No," his informant replied, "I do not. I am awaro of tho commou report about their poker skill, but have seen very little of it dur ing my long experience in this" city. There aro two or three newspaper men who como bore. I guess mat, iiko tno congressmen, ttiey shut themselves up in seclusion when fortune is to be tempted." "How aro other professions represented?" "Well, I think the lawyers lead. There are several who visit our club; and very qhrcwd players they are, too. Next to the lawyers como the physicians; and sitting at that tablo thereto your left are two lawyers and two physicians, tho fifth man being would you believo It? -a college Instructor. That is tho ouly professor I havo ever seen gambling. Ho does not como often, and seldom plays for more than au hour." "Tho greutest peculiarity I have noticed about iho Washington gambler is his thinness and meagreuess of body. Very seldom you find a downright fat man among tho gaming men here. But I think you will find thl6 the case in many cities whore gambling Is carried on extensively. Usually the thin mau, too, is tho better player, and good poker players among fut men aro as rare as honesty. Many of them are too jolly and good natured, too careless about their play, and generally great 'bluffers.' While 'bluff' is the game, stfllT have noticed that the man who does' tho most of it is the one who most fre quently comes out of the smaller end of tho horn. Thin men, on the contrary, pay strict at tention to play, and aro not always anxious to make big bluffs, but strive contluually to value their hands correctly when 'raises' or 'calls' nro made. "There Is a prevailing opinion that n man who gambles invariably drinks and leads a vicious life. I know hundreds of moa who. apart from gambling, load most moral lives. Many gamblers from policy refrain from all sorts of vico, always excepting gaming, think ing by doing so thoy will bo in constant good health and condition to oxerclso their occupa tion with greater profit to themselves." MR. MOSBR'S PICTURES. Tho Exhibition This Year Moro Successful Than That of JCnstYoar. Mr. James Honry Mosor's second annual ex hibition of water colors at tho art storo of V. G. Fisher is oven moro successful than tho ox hibit of last year. Tho versatility of this artist Is truly wonderful. Every phaso of naturo seems to havo nttractcd his facllo brush, aud thoro aro ovor ono hundred and fifty pictures In the collection, tho gteatcr part tho work of tho year. Many of tho subjects arc studies of marine viows, mado during Mr. Moser's resl donco at Capo May Point last summer, while ho was a guest of tho Presidential household. Such subjects as No. 7, "LIght-houso from My Window, Cape May Point;" No. G, "High Tide;" No. 10, "Early Candlo Light, or "Tho Village of Capo May Point," as seen from tho villa piazza; No. 22, "Sun Setting at Sea;" No. 52, "A Sand Duno Study:" No. 78, "Moon rlso on Lilly Lake," and No. 70, "Road Back from tho Sea," show n sympathetic hand in dealing with the varlablo moods of tho ever changihg 6ca. No. 10, "Tho Capitol on a Win ter Evening," Is ono of Mr. Mosor's most pleasing subjects. Tho Capitol Is half hidden in tho peculiar bluo atmosphere, which is seen only in this vicinity a deeper bluo thau shrouds tho Bluo Rldgo on a summer's day, while tho effect of tho lights shining out of tho misis nnu casting reneciions on tno concrete is well portrayed. No. 14, "Snow Bound: A Winter Evening In Now England," is a notably good specimen of this artist's handiwork. Tho gontlo rise of landscape, nil covered with snow, luu iiuuouo uiuaiuiuu tuyuuiiu lur coiniort and convenience, is in harmony with tho land scape, which 6cems to express tho lonoliness and dreariness of isolated country life. Its only relief is tho reddening glow of the dying day. No. 30, "A SoDtcmhor Landscape in tho Cat6kills," is charming. No. 40, "A Pool in tho Meadow," loaned by Mrs. Harrison, is ono of tho softest and most delicately treated pic tures of tho collection. No. 84 is an Interior that is very rich in coloring and dolicato in treatment. It represents tho Inglenook in tho summer studio of Parker Mann at "Nestle wood." It is by many- thought to bo ono of Mr. Mosor's best efforts. No. 01, "Tho Milk Maid," study from Ufa in Charles Egbert Crad dock's country, is probably tho most faithful of portraitures. Mr. Moser has been most happy in his study of tho picturesque in tho colored raco. His "Newsboys" and "Street Gamins" aro much sought for. In tho window aro several speci mens of Mr. Moser's art, "A Goodnight," "A May Sunlight," and "Apple Blossoms" aro all in his best manner. Mr. Moser displays with much pride a specimen of his most distinguished pupil's work, "A View at Cape May Point," by Mis. Harrison, which honors both pupil and teacher. Mrs. Harrison loves art, and delights in helping young artists in tho best possible way to help themselves. Mr. Mosor's annual exhibits havo set a good fashion that will bo followed by other artists, which will very greatly help to cultlvato the eye to discern artis tic merits or defects. Alibis pictures aro not equally good, but there aro none but what aro cleverly done, and his enthusiasm and aggresslvo courage are just what is needed to put art on tho road to popular appreciation among tho people. SUBLIME ASSEMBLY OF SORROW. How the Military Order of "Washington Will Ohsorvo To-day. At tho close of the Revolutionary War the decoration of tho Military Order of tho Knights of Rhodes was sent to Gen. Georgo Washington through the influenco of Gen. Lafayette. Nearly every one is familiar with the sad history of the Knights of Malta their patriotism, their fall, and the gallant manner in which, under tho namo of tho Knights of Rhodes, thoy defended tho little island that to them was homo and country. It Is not surprising, therefore, that when tho decoration above mentioned was re ceived that a few personal and enthusiastic friends of Washineton formed a benevolent and fraternal military organization, based upon the principles of benevolence and patriotism, and known as the "Military Order of Washington." The first organizatiou was in 1798, and a public grand revival of Its mysteries is now to take placo on tho evening of tho anniversary of tho birthday of tho great patriot after whom tho order is named, at Albaugh's Opera House, in this city, to-nlcht. Tho Grand Assembly of the order is located in this city, tho following well known gentlemen being at tho head of It: Grand Commander, Harrison Dlngman; Lieutenant Grand Commander, M. Emmett Urell; Grand Prior, John Tweedale; Grand Master of Ceremonies, Thad K. Sailer; Grand Captain of Guard, Georgo II. Walker; Graud Musical Director, John Philip Sousa; Grand Orator, H. G. Raines; Hon, J. M. Wiley, Treasurer General; Hon. A. J. Holmes, Ser-geant-at-arms; Hon, C. W. Adams, Doorkeeper; Grand Processional Director, G. T. Sheldon; Grand Funeral Director, W. R. Spearo. Tho following Is a synopsis of this evening's pro gramme. Part first Overture, "Columbia," Marino Band; Tho Grounds at Mount Veruon, Entree of grand officers and members, open ing chant, "Put us not to Rebuke," male chorus; Grand opening of tho Assembly of Sor row, double duo, "As wo Pass tho Vale," Apollo Club andMarlne Band; funeral oration. Part second Lessons and Responses, tho grand officers; Around tho Sarcophagus, entree funtral procession first section, March of tho Torch Bearers, ".March Tenebre," Marino Band. Entrco funeral procession second section, march of chlldreu, distribution of flowers; solo, "Como Unto Me." Entreofuueral procession third section, Tho Stanford RIfies, Capt, Georgo E. Pickett, commanding military ceremonial, in memoriam; address, ritual. Part third "March Tenebre," Marino Band, deposit of flowers, procession to tho tomb, "Mlsorcro," Marine Band. J''ac simile ol tho tomb of Washington, ceremonies at tho tomb, the Stanford Riiles in Continental uniform, grand military honors, concluding aud closing ceremonies. "Nearer ray God, to Thee," Marino Band; Benediction, overture, "America," Marino Band. An exact representation of tho tomb of Washington and tho surroundings at Mount Vernon has been prepared and will be reproduced on tho stage. Tho Marino Band will bo present with sixty pieces. Tho diagram of seats is open at Al baugh's Opera House. Tho not proceeds will be devoted to the Mary Washington Memorial Association. Tho audience will undoubtedly be ono of tho most distinguished over gathered together In tho city, a majority of both houses of Congress being members of the order. The assemblies at Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Cleveland, and other cities will shortly hold as semblies of sorrow in aid of tho abovo fund. Tho commltteo request that persons having reserved seats will occupy them by 7:45 o'clock. Oysters raw, oysters stewed, oysters panned, oysters roasted, oysters fried, oysters steamed, oysters broiled, oysters oscallopod, oyster pattie, oyster fritters, oyster omelet, oysters deviled, aud oysters in every stylo can bo had at Pick's Oyster and Chop House, 520 Tenth street northwest. Its Nature, Symptoms, and Consequences. BY Br. A.P.Lig:hthim,H.B. The earliest, most prominent, and character istic feature of Catarrh is a dlschargo from the head, consisting sometimes of a clear acrid fluid, but ofteuer of a thick, foetid, purulent, yellow, or greenish matter, which is usually secreted in excessive abundance, and discharged through tho nostrils or throat, and frequently by both channels. The naturo of this dlschargo varies iu different oases, and even in tho satno individual at dif ferent times. In some it is copious and of a loose or fluid character, whilst In others it Is very viscid or gummy, adhering to tho diseased mombrano with gluo-liko tenacity, and remova ble ouly with, great difficulty a condition more particularly noticed on rising iu tho morning, because, during sleep, tho purulent secretion hardens and accumulates with greater facility. Frequently tho offensive matter collects in tho nostrils in dry, hard masses or crusts, which obstruct breathing, nnd aro very difficult to detach, their dislodgmeut often requiring vio lent efforts. Sometimes theso incrustations con sist of small whitish lumps, or fragmouts of a deep-green tint, but occasionally broad and flat casts of a notable size aro expelled, on which traces of blood may at times be observed. This condition is very liable to lead to serious ulcer ation, involving a loss of tho bony structure of the nose, and a subsequent disfigurement of the face. The nasal membrane is often thickened and congested, causing tho nose to be stopped up, sometimes on ono side, sometimes on tho other, and often on both, giving rise to a disagreeable, stuffy sensation in tho head and occasionally to violent paroxysms of sneezing. A feeling of fullness, heat, Irritation, soreness or pain is sometimes experienced in tho nostrils, near tho root of the nose or in the upper part of the throat, and a distressing sensation of heavy weight or compression ia usually com plained of over the forehead, especially in the region immediately abovo and between the eyes. Sometimes tho pain is obstinately fixed in some particular part, as in the temples, on top of tho head, at the back of the neck or be hind tho orbits, and occasionally it manifests itself in tho face, of so severe a character that it is frequently mistaken for neuralgia. The voice Is generally affected and becomes hoarse, weak, and uneven, assuming a nasal character or an unpleasant sniffling quality. Cough of variable severity is not unfrequentlj ono of tho symptoms and results of Catarrh. The breath is tainted, and assumes at times au exceedingly foetid and sickening odor. In some cases it becomes so revoltingly offensive as to render tho sufferer an object of disgust to him self as well as to others. The sense of smell is generally blunted or en tirely lost, and a similar effect on ta6to may bo occasionally observed, Tho eyes aro apt to be como Irritable and disposed to water excessively on exposure to the cold or wind, and a sense of weariness of sight is usually experienced after slight exertions. Hearing becomes frequently more or less impaired or is entirely destroyed, and noises in tho head very often add materially to tho existing distress. The 6tomach generally suffers more or less, and becomes weak and Irritable; the appetite is capricious and nearly always bad in tho morn ing. Tho blood becomes poisoned from the morbid catarrhal secretions, giving rise to las situde and fatigue, or incapacity for either physical or mental exertions, aud a constant dis position to drowsiness and sloep. Tho mental faculties are also sometimes slightly affected, loss of momory being not uufrequontly experi enced. Catarrh may provo fatal, oithcr by debilitating tho system and wearing out tho patient or by traveling downward and affectlug tho lungs. These sad results take placo so frequently that all experienced practitioners now look upou Catarrh as ono of tho most frequent and im portant causes of this complaint; accordlug to our extensive observation it should always bo regarded as a premonition and one of tho very earliest manifestations of Consumption. To tho careful study and scientific investiga tion of this pernicious disease Dr. Llghthill has devoted his oxclusivo attention for over thirty years, and has succeeded in formulating a sys tem of treatment 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 cure is tho result. A. P. LIGHTHILL, M. ., SlPDEJCIAJCiIST For the treatment of Deafness, Catarrh, Asthma, Throat Affections, and Diseases of tho Bronchial Tubes and Lungs, has established himself per manently in Washington, and can be consulted daily, from 8 until 12 and from 4 to 0, at his residence, 1411 K STREET N. W.