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[To* The Rtkvtng stab.
OF EM WINDOWS.
Louse weary month* like a tick man in thia
Office I sat, or bird with folded win?,
Droorinsr, dispirited, sad, half-dormant thing.
Now once atraln I feel the aoft air's kiss,
Fre?h air of heaven, how sweet, how ptire it is !
My soul awakes with the awaken'mr Hprin*.
And life revives the wish to soar and sing.
Buoyant and triad in all the Joyousneas
Of birds and children buildintr bowers, in sooth,
With bended twi** and woven osier bars
Of the black birch and alders by the pool;
Or running races barefoot on the smooth
Green veivet tnrf powdered wiih golden stars?
Dandelions thick-sown by the way to school.
April 14, 1880. johs 8avaBT.
THE MARSHALL HOUSE THAQEDT.
Interest n>j Pur'icnlnrx?Tic Death of Ellsworth
and Jackson?Ellsworth's Remarkable Career?The
inauguration of Presi'lerU LinrolnTbe
Preean'ions fOr His Sifety?Pealiar Xat>ire
ortly Orders Giren?What E'ls worth Sit'1
to Col. John Hay?The Adrance U,r>n Alexandria?The
Death qf Ellsworth?A S rawje incident?The
funeral from the White Ht?se?
Letter of President Lincoln to the Parents oj
EUstrorth?Injustice Done to EV*>r:>rLh in a
Baltimore 8t:l>"0! History.
A few weeks since Capt. Frank E. Brownell,
formerly of the N. Y. Fire Zouaves, better known
as "the Avenger of Ellsworth,'' presented ta
Lincoln Poet, G. A. K., a relic of the advance of
the Union army into Virginia?a small portion
of the confederate flag which surmounted tlr
Marshall House in Alexandria which was hauled
down by Ellsworth, and which he was bringing
flown the stoj>s when he was shot b v .Jackson,
the proprietor of the liouae?the Utter O'ia
Immediately killed by Capt. Browueil. Tai
memento was attached to a card:
0?*r?<i>* <>f Lincvtn I'"at. ,\v>. f> i#v >,f fiot'yiuac,
(i. A. K :-On the bottom of this sheet I
have placed a small i>ortion of the rebel flax- taken
by Col. ELaworth at the Marshall House, Alexandria,
Va., May 24, 1W1. May its presence ever
call to your memory, and may you always be actuated
by the sentiment expressed in the motto which
was shot into the breast of-the one who lost his life
by lowering it?"* ,\<</i te>t>i? sft j?r? /itria."
Please accept the same, with my best wishes lor
yonr future i rosi erity.
Frank E. Bkownkli,,
Post 28, Chici+r-., IU.
Captain Brownell, In making the presentation,
gave a sketch of Ellsworth, who was born
In Malta, Saratoga. N. V., In May. lsj?. left his
home In issi, and after living and working ior
a nine in Troy and New York, he went to Chicago
and entered the patent business, in which
tor a time he was successful. He referred to his
belief in 1s>s that a war was Impending between
the north and the south, that the north
was unprepared for such war, and he was Intended
tor some purpose in connection with
such war. In the winter of isr?s 9, he informed
his mother of this belief, and returning to Chicago
he commenced laying out a plan ror the
re-organization or the militia. Intending to study
law, and stipj*>rUng himself by copying paoers
and draughting. Some space Is then given for
letters to his lather and mother, in which he
expresses his gratitude for the dallv blessings
he was receiving at the hands of the Almighty:
extracts from his diary showing bis methodical
manner of living?his hours being from "> a in.
to lo three dajs each week, eight hours for
study, retiring at lo, and from ?; to IP three
days, devoting ten hours to study and copvlng.
The organization of the l uffed States zouave
cadets in lv?, of which he was the captain. Is
alluded to as the most remarkable comoany tat*
world has ever seen, over one-half or them having
become officers of different commands and
being killed during the war. He notices, too
that while intent on perfecting this company tif
suffered tor the necessaries of life. Th"
rules and regulations of the corp-.
were gl\en wrth a hasty sketch or
the six months tour of the company, which
"fairly set the military egg on end." On his
return to Chicago he quietly formed a regiment
In the upper counties of Illinois and tendered
its services to (iov. Yates on his inauguration
"for any services consistent with honor," and
this, he says, positive tender of an organized
force in delence of the constitution, intent
upon the jJlan of militia reform he went to
Springfield, hoping In the success or Mr. Lincoln
to be able to establish in the War department
a bureau of militia, and he prepared a
Slan for such bureau. While nominally a stuent
In the office of Lincoln and Herndon he
spent the most of his time on militia reform
and made a number of speeches in the campaign
and prepared a bill for the organization
of the mllltla or the state,which would have pur
the state in an enviable attitude for defence
but It was defeated.
precautions for tub safety of lincoln.
Mr. Lincoln tuning been elected President
CoL Ellsworth accompanied him to this city,
and the order of Col. W. s. Wood, of IIL, who
was charged with the safe conduct of Mr. Lincoln
and suite, in his circular to committees o
reception stated:
"The President elect will under iu>
attempt to pass through any erowa umi: s icu ar
ran#eKietit? are made as will meet with tn- ai>;?ro
val of Col. Ellsworth, who is chirtreil with the re
Bponsitiility of all matters of this charact.-r a?ad I
faaiitate thu'you will confer a favor by placiut
Col. Eilsworih in cuumuiiication with tha cli' -f < ,
your escort immediately upon the arrival of ih<
train."
The arrangement for President Lincoln ana
suite In carnages was that ?he President ai?
CoL Lamon should occupy the tlrst; Col. E V
Sumner, Ma). P. Hunter. Hons. N B. Juid ami
Davis, In the second; Col. Ellsworth. Caut H t
zard and Mr. Nicolay in Wie third: ItoOeri r
Lincoln and John Hay In the fourth.
The fact Is alluded to by Capt. Brownell i '.at
on Ellsworth's arrival here ae was tendered the
captaincy of the Washington Zouaves (to. D.
W. L. I.,) and declined, but he cheerfully instructed
the officers?Lleuts. J. T. Powell. Barrett,
and Irving, and drilled the company frequently.
Then ne fell sick, and the news from
the south confirmed his predictions of a war
which were more salutary than medicine. Col.
John Hay (now assistant Secretary of state,)
relates that one night he was conversing
with Ellsworth as to the loyalty of the
people, and he said earnestly, "I can only
speak for myself. You know I have a great
work to do to which my life is pledged.
I am the only earthly support or my parents
there Is a young woman whose happiness I regard
dearer tnan my own; yet 1 could ask no
etter death than to rail before Sumter nex'
week. I am not better than other men. You
will And that patriotism Is not dead even ir It
sleeps."
His organization of the Fire Zouave Regiment
in New Yoik in one week after his arrival, and
Its armament with Sharp's rltles by his rriends
Its departure from New York and arrival In this
city, where It waa quartered, first In the capltoL
and then encamped near the Insane Asylum,
are matters next referred to.
tbk movement cpon alexandria.
on the night of May ?M, !S<>1, between 1 > and
II o'clock, Ellsworth called his men into line
and thus addressed them:?"Boys, yesterday, I
understood, that a movement was to be made
against Alexandria. I went to see General
Mansfield and told him that I would consider it
as a personal effort if he would nat allow us to
have the right of the line, which Is
our due as the first volunteer regiment
sworn In for the war. All I can say
is prepare yourselves for a nice little
sail and at the end perhaps a skirmish. Go to
your tents, lie down and take your rest until
two o'clock, when the boats will arrive and we
go forward to % ictorj or death. When we reach
the place or destination act like men. Do no
thing to sbame the regiment, show the enemy
that jou are men as well as soldiers, and that
you will treat them with kindness until they
force you to we violence. I want to kin them
with kindness, ard no matter what may o -cur
to-morrow not a ; ot must be tired wit hout orders.
Now go to w our tents and do as 1 tell
you."'
When the camp be ame quiet he wrote t wo
letters?one to his affianced?and the iollowlnsr
to his parents:
.. tWAsmHOTON. D. C., May 23.1861.
Jty /><ir / athrr atui AT?fh* r:?The regiment ^9
ordered to move across the rl\er to nitfht. w'c have
no means of knowing what reception we are to
me?t with. I am inclined ?o the opinion that our
entrance to the city of Alexandria will be hotly contested.
as I am Just informed that a laiye force baa
arnved there to-day. Should this happen, my dear
parents, it may be my lot to be injured in some
manner. W hatever may happen, cheriih the consolation
that I waa enjoMed in the i?erformanoe of a
sacred duty, and to-nlKht, thinking of the probaDtllUe*
of to-morrow and the occurrences of the
* *na perfectly content to aooept whatever my
n^ay be. conHdent that He who nototh even
the fan of a sparrow will have soaie purpose ev??a
in the fall of one like me. My dvhu* andeverloyed
parents, jfood bye God blees, protect and
care for you. Elmkb."
Capt. Brownell says: "In the dewy light of
early dawn he occupied the first rebel town.
W 1th his own hand he tore down the first rebel
fiag and added to the glories of that m >rnlng
the seal of Uls blood."
a strange incident.
Not giving til? details of his death, for Capt.
B. 6ays he can never describe It, he continues:
'It was a strange Incident that the bullets th it
laid htm low. took into his breast a golden
circle on which was inscribed the Latin motto
"Non nobis aed propatrla " "Not for myself,
tout for my country/' and as he fell forward the
cap ornament?a wreath encircling the letters
c . 8.?which he had worn in triumph t'ae year
before throughout the whole land, fell from hLs
?. v*e J^00!' ^ was saturated with the
first of his hearts blood.
Concealing his death from his command, for
fear of terrible vengeance on the whole city, his
llfek? remains were borne back to Washington
and taken to the navy yard and embalmed, and
jyjbeeauently. at the request of President Lin?oln,
they were laid in state at the Executive
Mansion, where the funeral services took place.
feeling letter from president lincoln.
The following letter of President Lincoln to
the parents of the deceased Ellsworth is given:
la tA? ion 9! jvur uqV* out
fllction here la scarcely IeM than y<ror own. So ranch
nt pro* wed usefulness io obp'h cjnntry, ani of
brfoht hopes for one's self and f riends, hare rarely
t een so suddenly darkened as in his fall- Ib sue,
in year*, and in youthful appearance a boy only,
his power to command men was surprisiiuriy <reat.
This power, combined with a fine intellect and indomitable
eneruy and a taste altogether military,
constituted in him, it seemed lo me, the beat natural
talent in that department I ever knew. And
yet be was so 8i>mally moiast and deferential in
social intercourse. My acquaintance with him be
ran le*s than two yeara afro, yet through the
latter half of the intervening period it wns
as intimate as the disparity of our a?fes
and my enKroasin* enKajrements woald per- ;
mit. To me he appeared to hare no indulgence* or
pastimes, and I never heard him utter an iutemperate
or profane word. What was more conclusive
of his good heart, he never forvot his parents.
The honors he labored for so laudably, and in the
sad end so gallantly rave his life, he meant for them
no less than for himself. In the hope that it may
be no intrusion upon the sacredness of your sor- i
row, I have ventured to address tkis tribute to the
memory of my yoaatt/riend. and your brave aud
early fallen child. May God give you theconsola- |
i Hon that is beyoDd all earthly power.
Sincerely your friend in oommon affliction,
a. Lincoln."
Captain Brownell. after referring to the manner
in which Mr. Lincoln received the news of
r his death, read from a school history, by Blackburn
and McDonald, published in Baltimore, an
account In which Ellsworth Is styled "a famous
rough and circus rider of Chicago." to show
the necessity that the facts of the career of the
young par riot-hero should be brought out In
t justice to his memory.
Hazing lTnfr<;nl]emanl)'?
Editor S'ar:?in all the talk about the out- !
rage on Cadet Whlttaker. at West Point, I won1
der that no one has taken up and exposed the
fallacy which accounts the profession of arms
and the position of an officer as gentlemanly.
The year after a freshman Is hazea he Is ready
to haze somebody e!se, and the same spirit continues
throughout his service. Every officer
above him is hazing him. unless he acts the
lick-spittle, and he is hazing all oulcer* under
him.
Ilow a man can preserve any self-respect
when, to keep clear of the persecutions of a
capricious superior, he has to fawn and cringe,
Hatter and cajole, while Inwardly despising aud
hating. Is one of the things a civilian cannot
, comprehend. Civil Service.
Do We Lire for tlic Postal Service or
Does It Live for t'(? >
Editor Evening star:?On a postal card representing
at once paper, envelope and postage,
ami an for <nw cent, I can write somewhat of a
letter, but to ask by mall one single question
and get one single word of reply (seeker paying
postage as he should) there must be used (and
folded. ac., &c., &c.,) two envelopes, one sneet
of paper (the reply possibly another) and .sis
c uts t>ostar>e. Now, why can't we have "Ket
urn Postal cards" with the address and naturally
short query both on one .stde, the return
address and reply on the other, a cent stamp on
each side and the second one not to be available
except on its own card ? Enquikek.
April 15,1S80.
"The Tramps Abroad."
Mark Twain has tinlshed his book with the
above title. It professes to give the adventures
of the author and a friend in a walking-trip
through Germany, but it Is safe to say that
Mark, himseir. took no such walks as are here
recorded:
one of the best things in the book is found in
the appendix. It gives the author's opinions of
the German language, and also some of his experiences
wit h iu lie says:
' I went often to look at the collection of curiosities
In Heidelberg Castle, and one day I surprised
the keeper or it with my German. I spoke
entirely In that language. He was greatly interested,
and after I had talked awhile he said
my German was very rare, possibly a -uni'iue,'
and wanted to add it to his museum. If he hid
known what it had cost me to acquire my art
he would also have known that it would break
any collector to buy it. . . . surely there is not
another language that Is so slipshod and systemless,
and so slippery and elusive to the
grasp. One Is washed about in it, hither and
thither. In the most helpless way: and when at
last he thinks he has captured a rule which
offers tirm ground to take a re3t on, amid the
general rage and 1 urmoll of the parts or speech,
lie turns over the page and reads. 'Let the pupil
make careful note of the following ere i>tions!
He runs his eye down and finds that
there are more exceptions to the rule than instances
01 It. So overboard he goes again to
hunt for another Ararat, and to find another
quicksand. . . . German books are easy
enough to read when you hold them before the
looking-glass or stand on your head,?so as to
reverse the construction,?but I think that to
learn to read and understand a German newspaper
is a thing which must always remain an
impossibility to a foreigner."
IngenoirsKunday Lecture.
1 heard Bob ingersoll lecture Sunday night to
a large audience at 75 cents a head, clearing,
probably, for his private purse *500. or the salary
of a poor preacher like his father ror a
whole year. I saw only one Senator whom 1
j knew. Ingles, of Kansas, la the audience, bat
i several Congressmen and many renned looking
women. The audience was decidedly above the
, lecturer in appearance. He is animal-looking
! and curb3 a tendency io be coarse. He is no the!
ologlan and does not well know the Scriptures,as
i when he said that Christ never wrote any thinj
but once, ' on the occasion or healing a bim3
man," probably reterrlngto the case or the woi
man taken In adultery, when he wrote on The
! ground In the dust* He does not fairly si tte the
doctrines or the Gospel, nor show ordinary
skeptical synthesis about its person.ige.:* He
Insists on the letter there in order to assault it
spiritually. His summary of the sects, E;?lsc.j.
Eallan and Methodist, was novel and striking
ut the I>resbytertan sect was oversr it *d. lie
does not know, perhaps that thev have always
been advocates ot an educated clergy aud of the
highest secular education. Mr. I ngersoll's mind
Is plausible and superficial. llis theological and
literary model is Charles Dickens, wno was
like himself. an exaggerator or the goblins he
exaggeratedly attacked, "making the meat
he leeds on." Ingersoll is a real comedian
in manner, and the light passages
of his lecture start genial laughter. lie
does not, however, surpass the late Josepn Barker
in caricature of the religious system?and
Barker died a clergyman?nor give any earnest
of the rough masslveness of mind of Thomas
Paine. He has taken the tide of Indlfferenti3ai
; and liberality at the flood, and it now requires
; no courage, as formerly, to make such attacks.
; So that 1 think he belongs to the school or .lohn
Tetzel and John B. Gough. a more or less merl
cenary dealer In a marketable commodity.
I Abundant brute health and a trilling mlad are
j probably the basis or his proiltable diversions.
Science thanks no such coadjutor, and prob!
ably classifies him with the commoner preach1
ers he belittles, as an avaricious sentimentalist.
Almost as soon as I entered the thea'er
I where ingersoll was awaited. I saw the white
, glossy locks of Frederick Douglass, the respected
marshal of the District of Columbia, sittin<*
In the back rows. Mr. Douglass has always
been a member of church, Methodist. I think,
and without any deviations or novelties of
belief. Wlille Ingersoll was calling Calvin a
murderer, Ferdinand and Isabella ' infamous'"
he must have included Coiuinbus. logically),
and described the meeting of Knox and
Calvin as that between famine and pest
llence, and giving us his substitute for
religion?namely, bodily health and a cheerful
deportment?I found myself Insensibly occupy.
lng Frederick Douglass's place, and applvlng to
j it the lecturer's severe confidence in his plan of
i salvation as so much better than either that of
i Moses or Jesus. Itigersoll's strong suit?I use
the word because the poker phraseology Is
I natural to his famllv, that Christian s pack, at
; least, sitting lightly and profitably on their
; backs?is his domestic virtue. He leaves It to
l be inferred that he Is .t lie sum of perfection as
a husband and father, l should call that point
hlsrl?ht bower on the rostrum. Never has a man
assumed more on the standard ract that he
does not whip his wire. It reminds me of a visit
I made nfteen years ago with a detective officer
and some other Journalists to the dance house
or John Allen, called "the wickedest man in
New York." After this wretch had made his
little son sing a hymn and take the prize for
what even tile dance girls must have felt to be
blasbhemy I said, under tone, to one of our
party: "What a low, worthless being!"' At
which the detective, who was at my elbow listening,
said: "Sir. you do him Injustice. That
man's Independently rich. He's married to his
second wife!"?"GaM" in thejjraphic.
Eccentricities of European Weather
The severity of the present winter is far
from being entirely gone by. Several important
rivers are still frozen over. The lake of
Zlrknltz, In Carniola, Is a solid mass of ice
myriads of fish being killed. Several large'
lakes in Upper Austria are frozen solid, a phenomenon
not witnessed since 1S54. on the ;iake
of Constance, near Bragenz. a newspaper has
been printed to commemorate the "ice Jubilee,"'
that lalre being frozen over about every fifty
Sears. Curiously enough, while snow and ice
ave been the rule in the middle and southern
countries of Europe, even Sicily having baen affected
with cold, the northern portions of Europe
have had an unusually mild winter. The"
small amount of snow that has fallen in Norway,
Denmark and Sweden Is as /emarkabte
as its enormous quantity elsewhere. While
we have been almost buried in nature's wladiDg
sheet. Sweden has hardly seen the fall ot a
Hake, while the ground in the Bernese has
bten frozen so hard that it has been necessary
to burn ilreaon the ground in the churchyard
before a grave coula be dug, and even to use
dynamite for this purpose, the people of the
Black Forest and some other regions have enjoyed
the most delightfully mild and sunny
winter within the memory of "the oldest inhabitant."
At Freiberg, for instance, two
thousand two hundred and sixty-eight feet
above the sea level, the people have been
luxuriating in a paradise temperature: from
the Grlsons, people report a cloudless winter,
no snow, only two days' rain, standing at open
windows, enjoying the sun and the view, and
the men, in the middle of the day, going ab)ut
1 in their shirtsleeves; only an occasional thin
film of ice, that melts as soon as the sun risei.?
Farts Letter to the Montreal Herald,
religious notes.
? The Interior says that a new book Is needed
' n the ev idence of Christianity, a book to do
!er foi^hls.* what PaJeJ" tor his age and But?
It is stated that the French Jesuits are
P?1^anr Purchases in Spain of old
from Franw house8- m vlew of their expulsion j
it comes kind 0' sudden like, just as the
tS^i011 ???ve flnislied singing "Salvation's 1
?,the preacher announce that "the
collection will now be taken up.?Boston Transcript.
? Mr. Gladstone, in his speeches in Scotland,
told the people that the disestablishment of the
Kirk was a matter which concerned "the Scot- i
t.sh people. If they unmistakably expressed a
wish to have the kirk disestablished, it would be
dona
?The Universalis and Unitarian papers in
New England are having a rather sarcastic de- i
pate as to which denomination has done most
to abolish hell. Perhaps, remarks the Goiaen
out/ y 11311 toetter wa" 411(1 ^lM)w 11 turns
? live thousand strips of whalebone tipped
with cobbler's wax were found not long ago
at the headquarters of a band of French thieves
who have long been making a successful
specialty of robbing the poor boxes In the
churches.
A Wisconsin clergyman has preached a sermon
on whispering during divine service. Ills
congregation, among whom are some of the
whl:-perers he attacked, were so pleased with
trU utlou?n that tbe^ batl 11 prtnted f?r free dis- j
1 he Episcopal Bishop of Ontario has sus
pended a clergyman for partaking of the communion
In a Presbyterian church. The clergy- '
man's aged mother is a member of that denomli
s.ilon and he acted thus to please her goln?forward
at the time she did. B *
? How a church fair pays a church debt is
thus described by a Presbyterian elder: "Now
br-.thren.jet us get up a supper and eatourM
nrnJ?uy your food; then give It to the
church. 1 hen go buj it back again. Eat It up
and?your church debt Is paid."
? Christians who happen to reside In Turkey !
are just now having a hard time. The Turkish
government shows a disposition to go back oa
I t^ttj promises to allow them to bo unmolested.
Great indignities are now practised on
unhappy Christians, and greater ones are
-TheNew England Methodist Conference
lately refused to admit Anna C. Oliver to deaconshlp,
but aftenvards placed Itself on record I
as favoring women in pulpits by instructing
the delegates to the general Conference to 1130
lav I", n Uen^ln re?ovlng all distinctions of
Ltry S aD omlna,-lons of the mlu?A
cleryman recently said that many a man
linesf apprtrcntly sinemg with all his might the
Were the whole realm of nntire mine,
iliat were a present far too small,
vraadllisentUr engaged with one hand ln his
Pocket In scraping the edge of a three cent piece
to make sure that It was not a dime.
? The 50 colored theological students of the
Richmond (Va) Baptist Institute have decided
to quit playing croquet and base ball because
some of the deacons of the colored churches felt
aggrieved thereat. They said to the old dencons:
-\\e do not believe there can be any sin
in our taking such exercise; but if it hurts your
consc?ence. we will play croquet and base b ill
no more while the world standeth."
? The will of Henry Ellison, of Kensington,
wh!Sh ?-as admitted to probate last
month, provides for the burning of his body by
tbcCrematlon Society's process and in the slmpllest
manner possible to a decent regard for
t he occasion. His ashes are to be disposed of as
ir may please his executors, but he suggested
''ia' lhe>' may "give them to the winds and
rains of heaven to sweeten lor further use ln nature
s wise economy.
The indepewlent say s. '"Formerly every
great revival was pretty sure to originate a
new church, and every great church now existing
sprang up ln the midst of a revival. The
awakening showed Itself in division and provoked
mutual opposition among Christians.
I he churches could not be shalcen without
breaking, or reformed without dividing. Now
all this is changed, or at least changing: Kevlrattag
them?1ng men together ln*ea<! of sepa?
Father Dldon, the eminent Dominican
preacher at Parts, recently caused a sensation
by a sermon in which he announced that the
church mu.->t reconcile Itself to modern society
and with the spirit of the age, and that the
ii00^r r done the better it will be lor the
world. His theory Is that the time has come for
Roman Catholicism to march hand in hand with
free democracy, and not to disdain modern
science and investlgat ion. He declared that his
ideas w ere known and approved at Home.
? The Baptist Wet-My says: "One of the abominations
of Protestant public worship is the nouct-s
given during the Sunday services. Wheu
people assemble for worship thelrthou-'hts ought
h'm11 by the ocular aspects of r.;raore
llian can be helped,
/amittpL tar-c so generally found In
families that an advertisement in them is almost
sure to reach every one. and the people
^?,do t see a dally paper are not likely to
pay their money for Mrs. ./arley's Wax Works
even In aid of a mission.." '
? it isir.ot strange that Dean Stanley has in
I'V"?*!' Ucnan to deliver the course of four
li.bliard lectures In Westminster Abbey, if
Kenanlsnotabeilever ln historical ChrtsOan?
i s s1uP,'rnauiralism. no more, we suppose
,lsthe Dean. We suppose, judging from
vhat he says and does not say. that to him the
tin.on on the Mount exhausts Chrlstltnitv
and that the miracles and tlie resurrection he
legards as legendary excrescences, impossible
<md untrue. I here is place for such men in our
inspect; but lt Isdimeuit to rtnd it in higu othcial
station in the Christian Church of England
? .v. J. Indepritdent, (Cony.)
? The New York Methodists boom tor Grant.
We suppose they have a right ro their preferences.
though their taste is more than questionable,
but what would be said 11 a single
catholic priest ventured 'o express his politicii
preferences? Why, this would be said: That
Home?it is aiways "Home'' that speaks through
the mouth of the obscurest clergyman?was
-V^ ng,to establish the inquisition in America.lhe
daily and weekly press would be taken
with spasms, and every old woman, or either
sex, in the country would look under her b?d
that night for a Jesuit armed to the teeth and
? r,?wer ?l lier family Bible. Being a
M( thodist booin, however, the matter is passed !
b> unnoticed, just as the hypothetical case we
hav e supposed would deserve to be. were it not
that roinanophobia is a disease that is verv
catching and very fooUsh.?Button i'tut (Cr>,??
In this column of last Saturday's Star a
newspaper report of the insanity of Rev. Thos !
Hairlson, the revivalist, was mentioned a '
gentleman of this city who had witnessed the
rema. kable revival efrorts of Mr HarlSa in
\\ ashington desired to get at the facts in the
h". .^rote to the pastors of churches In
I hlladelphla and Buffalo (where Mr. Harrison
is now laboring) and received the following replies
calculated to set at rest the tears or the
friends of the youthful preacher:
parsonaok, 123t> socth 4th street )
I'1111.apki.ru 1 a, April 14, 1ss0. f
D>ar Kroner:-Yours of the 12th instant is at
hand and contents noted. The report of ilroth?h?
i^u,!Sn.'si?8anJLty aPPearea tlrst, I think, ln
the Philadelphia Ev niwj Triumph. Immedlate:j
the Philadelphia 1/v/uirer sent a reporter
\?? ?6rvievv ?r* Wright, a member of
i '^ton-street church, and myself on the sub.
, result ?f that interview waspubS
w,n!!l?^t morning's issue of that paper.
I lilladelphla R>->or<i also telegraphed to
Buffalo and published a couiradlction of the reuStL
fl^5.e?nJ?rning- 1 ?yc since received a
letter from Mr. Harrison himself, and a numof
my people have gotten letters from him.
dlcate that the good work goes on
s,Uy lind wickedefforts
at detraction. He is not so Insane as tlie authors
or such unfounded reports. The revival in
W harton-street church, of which I am pastor
was glorious beyond anything I have ever wltnessed.
Brother Harrison's methods subject
him to adverse criticism, and his exaggerations
are wholly indefensible, still, he hasa marvelous
spiritual magnetism that takes hold upon
the people wonderfully, so far as I could see.
from the most Intimate relations durtntr a slxl
month's continuous meeting, there are no Indlcatlons
of present or prospective Insanity. He
might not deem it complimentary, but I resrard
him as a genius, made up specltloally forthls
kind of work. Just as "mind Tom" 19 a musical
prodigy, without ability in any other direction,
so Brother Harrison is a revivalist prodigy,
without special ability ln anything else
Hence, there Is no ground for fear as to ultimate
or present Insanity. I trust this hastv
scrawl will meet yoar request.
Yours truly, Thkodork Stkvkns.
Buffalo, April 15, isso.
Dear sir an* Brother:?Your note is before
me, and am glad to receive your expressions of
confidence ln Rev. Thomas Harrison, who is now
conducting meetings at Asbury church, tiiij
c fy. But, my dear brother, you need not be at
all disturbed by the reports which have reached
you ol his insanity. When he commenced here
two of our secular papers attacked I1I9 ways
and methods very severely, and from their comments
have gone the very wild reports that are
being carried all over the country. Mr. Harrison
Is still with us, enjoying the perfect confidence
of the pastor and people with whom ha is
laboring, and, as usual, is succeeding in leading
Bouls to Christ. He is conducting himself in a
Christian, gentlemanly mannfcr, and we discover
nothing in his ways for one who lsln
sympathy with his work 10 harshly criticize, it
Is the old cry of "lie casteth out devils through
Beelzebub, the prince of devils." Mr. Harrison
leaves us next week, and opens a meeting with
Dr. T&lmage ln Brooklyn, April 26th. He B well
In body, mind and soul.
Yours respectfully, T. J. i.sak,
Pastor Asbury Church.
thi household,
Even thb Window Shades are now embroidered,
sometimes with flower designs and sometimes
In ample cross stitch.
Thb cokbofsis is the flower that the greenhouse
men are forcing now. and Its honest yel
low lace Is much used for table decoration.
The Digestibility or Bread depends in greaf
measure upon its being porous, if it is compact
and heavy, the digestive juices are unable
to act upon it, and It remains in the alimentary
canal undigested, giving rise to those dls^eeable
sensations all know as indigestion.
It is a Baby Blanket that everybody admires
at the Decorative Art Rooms this week: a babv
blanket lined with pink silk turned up around
the edge to make a border for the soft creamy
stuff of which the blanket ltaelt is made and
having a spray of wild roses with dropping petals
worked upon it.?Boston Transcript.
now to Mark thb Rro Lib Flat.?If a "Young
Housekeeper" will buy some strips of oil-cloth
(not Linoleum), say six Inches wide, and sew it
firmly with linen thread across the ends of her
tapestry nig. taking care that the stitches do
"ot sb?w through on the right side, she will find
that t he rug win not turn up. but lie flat as long
as the oil-cloth lasts.?A', r. Tim?,*.
Flowers ok One Kind are preferred to mixed
bouquets for dinner decoration. It is thought
better to till one's house with the odor of one
sweet-scented blossom, to give all one's truesta
a knot of it and to connect its memory with that
of the dinner, rather than to have a medley of
flowers on the table, and to leave a confused impression
on the mind of beholders.
Staining Floors.?After experimenting for
myself and ot hers how best to paint floors in a
good and yet Inexpensive color, I found French
ochre (j ellow ochre) and linseed oil in all respects
the best. If allowed to dry and gt i hard
it will last in regular use 3 to 5 years. This
looks well, and is easily clfaned. Apply the
t^!i ' subsequent coats tolerably
thlck, tsaj about as thick as poor cream
Country Gentleman.
w kinkles on Women's Faces result fro n
various causes. An idiot who thinks that It Is
advantageous to try to remove them tells of a
"wonderfully beautiful" woman who did as follows:
"She queezed oat the juice from the bulbs
of several white lillles until she had obtained
a1bc,1t seventy grammes of this liquid, to which
e(lual quantity of the best honey
and thlrtj-flve grammes of pure white melted
wax. I hose substances; being well-mixed
formea a pomade, with which she delicately
rubbed morning and night, those parts of the
bedy where wrinkles show most."
To Renovate Black Goods.?Take one-fifth
of a pound of extract of logwood and one ou nee
of saleratus; put in a boiler with 10 gallo ns of
water, cold or hot; stand over the tire and
when boiling hot put in the goods either wet
or dry; let stand *2<> minutes, moving about occasionally;
rinse in eold water until the goods
drip clear, and iron Immediately. This will
be found a most excellent receipt for restoring
black goods of any kind that have become
rusty or brown?cloth, cashmere, a waterproof.
worsted greq^ullue, or any material that
will not cockle in wetting, l'ress on the wron"
side.?A'. 1\ Times. ?
Antidote for iNFEcnors Diseases.?The
benzoate of soda has lately been recommended
Mao8HpcI?0r antlseP'lc in all Infectious diseases;
It acts very powerfully, and it is claimed
that a dally dose ot from thirty to fifty grains to
a full-grown man will render the poison of
diphtheria Inoperative. The benzoate is prepared
b.\ dissolving crystallzed benzoic acid In
water, neutralizing at a slight heat with a solution
of caustic soda, drying, and then allowing
the solution to crystalize over sulphuric acid
under a bell glass. Large doses are said not to
appear absolutely necessary?good results mav
be obtaiiied by the daily administration of
about twelve grams.
Vitiated Air.-Dr. Willard Parker, in a lecture
before the students of the College of Physicians
and surgeons of New York, used the
fO'lowing apt word3: -If, gentlemen, instead
of air, you suppose this room to be tilled with
pure, clear water, and that Instead of air you
were exhaling twenty times a minute a pint or
milk, you can see how soon the water, at first
< lear and sparkling, would become hazy ari l
finally opaque, the milk diffusing Itself rapidly
through the water. You wju thus be able to
appreciate, also, how at each fresh Inspiration
jou would be taking in a fluid that grew momentarily
more impure. Were we able to see
the air as we are the water, we would at once
appreciate how throughly we are contaminating
it, and that unless there be some vent for
the air thus vitiated, and some opening laree
enough to admit a free supply of this very
valuable material, we will oe momentarily
poisoning ourselves as surely as if we were
taking sewage matter into our stomachs."
Influence of Singing Tpon Health.?The
medical Wocheuschrift, of St. Petersburg, publishes
an article on the influence of sintrinoupon
the health. It Is founded upon the exhaustive
researches made by Professor Munuasein,
of St. Petersburg, during the autumn or
ists, when he examined 22-i singers, rauein
between the ages of nine and titty three years!
It appears to be an ascertained fact from these
experiments, that the relative and even the ab
soiute circumference ot the clie-t is greater
among singers than among those who do not
sing. aLd that It increases with the gro.vth and
age C'i the singer. While, too, milder forms of
cat arrh are frequent among Angers, bronchial
catarrh is exceedingly rare. The -mortality of
singers from phthisis is unfrequent. Bri-ht's
disease, on the contrary, is not unfreiment
among than. Professor Mmnaseln concludes
that singing 13 highly to l>? recommended as a
valuable prophylactic for persons who are
phthWcally Inclined, and tliat it is fir pre
ferable tp ordinary gymnastics for developing
expanding ind strengthening the chest. ?
How to Deal witu IUts?We clear oar
premises of these detestable vermin writes a
correspondent of the Sri'titiflr American by
making whitewash yellow with copperas 'and
covering the-stones and rafters In the cellar
with it. In every crevice where a rat mav
tread we put the crystals of the copperas, and
scatter the same in the corners of the floor
1 ne result was a perfect stampede of rats and
mice. Since that time not a footfall of either
rats or mice has been heard about the house,
tvery spring, a coat of yellow wash Is given
the cellar. as a purl tier, and rat exterminatorand
no tjphoid, dysentery, or fever attack-*
the family. Many personsdellberately attract
?aU the rats in the neighborhood by leaving
fruits and vegetables uncovered in the celltr'
and sometimes even the soap is left open for
their regalement, cover up everything eatable
m the cellar and pantry, and you will
soon have them out. These precautions
joined to the service of a good cat, will prove
H a exterminator as the chemist an
pro.lde. We never allow rats to be poisoned
in our dwelling; they are so liable to die b etween
the walls and produce much annoyance
Improving our Lawns.?At this season,
?7ass 18 &ettlDS &reen' everyone's atkntion
is drawn to the lawns and grass-plots
surrounding their houses, and any suggestions
for improving their appearance may be acceptable.
Talking with an lntellgent English
gentleman some time ago, he expressed th'1
opinion that much of the beauty of English
lawns was owing to a persistent weeding out
of coarse vegetation and weeds that might interfere
with the grass. We replied that such
was no doubt the fact, as it vvas the course
we had pursued since possessing a lawn, our
English acquaintance also said that their lawns
were regularly rolled after a rain, which closed
the holes made by taking out the coarse grass
weeds, &c. We again replied that it was the
way we had always pursued. In doing so we
imitated no one. We saw the necessity of it
ana did It. Many gardeners now follow the
same course, for without It a first-class" lawn
cannot be maintained. Where a hole may be
too large for this operation of the roller, or
where from some cause there may be biro
spots in the lawn, take a wheelbarrow load of
good soil and fill up these holes, and where the
place Is bare first scratch with an iron rake or
fork, add a little of the extra sou, sow some
la\vn grass seed, which should always be kept
on hand, and run the roller over. In a mouth
or six weeks everything will look green and
perfect.?Gnrt)iantown Telegraph.
The Care of Clothing.?a clothes brush, a
wisp broom, a bottle of ammonia, a sponge a
hand brush, a cake of eraslve soap, a vial of alcohol,
should form a part of the furnishings of
every toilet. After all dust has been removed
from clothing spots may be taken out of black
cloth w lth the hand brush dipped In a mixture
of equal parts of ammonia, alcohol and water
This will brighten as cleanse. Benzine Is useful
In removing grease spots, spots of grease may
be removed from colored silks by putting on
them raw starch made into a paste with water
Dust is best removed from silk by a soft flan'
uel, from velvet with a brush made specialty
for the purpose. If hats and bonnets when
taken from the head are brushed and put away
in boxes and covered up, instead of being laid
down anywhere, they will last fresh a long time.
Shawls and all articles that may be folded
should be folded when taken from the person In
their original creases and laid away.
Cloaks should be hung up in place, gloves
out lengthwise, wrapped in tissue paper
2?lxi^?,away'lac s smoothed out nicely and
S requisite, so that they will come out
or tne box new and fresh when needed again.
A strip of old black broadcloth four or five inrolled
up tightly and sewed to keep
L P1,ace. Is better than a sponge or a
r,,52eans*nS black and dark-colored
clothes., Whatever lint comes from It In rub13
black and does not show. When black
cloths are washed, as they may often be previous
to making over, fresh clean water should
be used, and they should be pressed on the
wrong side before being quite dry. If washed
^4^?. Previously used for white clothing they
win be covered with lint. In securing clothing
^ Unen 18 080(1 for wrappings
J? molest- Paper bags are equally
JfSeJLare PerfPCtly tight, and so are
^,(?.J)0xea closed so tightly that no
crevice Is left open for the entrance of the moth
fly. As the moth loves darkness, it will not
I molest even furs hung up in light rooms open
1 to air ana sunshine. ?N. Y. Tritnute. -
MUSICAL AND DRAMATIO.
?One of the most successful operatic seasons
ever known in New York closed to-day. when !
JJr-Mapleson sailed wiui his troupe for England,
to appear in London at tbe opening of tho ;
next month. Signor campanlul (
and Miss Cary have been the main attractions
or the company. Few tenors have receive! a
more enthusiastic welcome than the former.
? The Emma Abbott troupe appear in En#- j
llsh opera at the National here for one week,
commencing on Monday night. Mrs. Seguin
and most of the old favorites are with them still.
tlme'he0 JuUet"15 oa lhe bills, for the first
? The New York bulls and bears who are dally
wont to shout themselves hoarse at the stock
S52SSR a S,oe club fur tae musical culuyatlon
of their superabundant lung power.
^ .^"nlay evening the club gave a concert
fin 1, ^ ball, and a more brilliant and
fashionable audience is seldom got together. A
Perceptible harmony, it is said, prevails
business hours at the stock exchange
since this musical club went into training.
? IIerr Joachim has iust purchased from the
rollmion of a well-known Glasgow amateur a
violin, which Is considered to be one of the Quest <
specimens of Stradlvarlus extant. It is ex'raordlnary
how the value of violins of the old
Italian masters has Increased of late years: -Cshi
being by no means too high a figure for a Stradl- i
van us., an Amatl, or a Joseph uuarnerlus, with 1
a -pedigree." The "pedigree" of many of these !
vioiiiis can be traced almost down to the hands
of the maker.
? The Madison Square Theater has domesticated
in New York what became slangllv known
in London a few years since as 44 Monday pops."
e ,IW York case 'be "pops" come j
Ihur-dajs and consist of a series or popular 1
wncerts. Last week Campanlul and Mil#. De
Beloeca were chief among the musical luminaries,
and this week Miss Thursby and Ansrelo
Torriani were the centers of attraction. There
Is much Jollity and frolic on the stage by actors
and singers, altogether making a uniquely free
and easy entertainment.
? " To Marry or Not to Marry,'- and "To Ob?fn.?SW-"
.f1U renuln on ihP program at
^ the present, it will shortly be
follow ed by Mr. (ieorge Iloey's adaptation from
the t rencli, the title of which has bi?en chanvred^irom
4 Two Hearts" to "The child of th?
Byron's new play, "The i pper Crust." was
Mm&?Ut at tUe I-ondon ^"y Theater on
?" La Vie de Boheme," Ilenri Murder's
ffiSSf pIi5_-u ' * ?<
? Ihe rarisian makes these comments on M
De Bonder's latest play: "M. Henri de Bornler s
new drama, 'Les Noces d'Attila,'is the great
^ary event of the season. It is a work of art
In the truest sense of the word; It is a great w ork
! or art and as such It will be lasting^ it is not
' Sardou, of Dumas, or or Gondinet.
w hich, fifty j ears hence, will be regarded as
curiosities of a past age; nor yet does it resemble
t he grand plays ot Victor Hugo,which,whatever
may be said, embody manyWntrlcK and
are, perhaps, finer when read in the soll'ude of
the fireside than when played behind the footlights.
-Les Noces d' Attlla' is a trasedv in
\erse, written to be acted, and written with a
Kr0f S?g" 'tUe ex,^rencles anJ conitThe
Boston Uiisicai Times sums up Its est I te
of the composer of Pinafore. ?e? as foll<>ws:
Sullivan's larger works are not sufficiently
strong to live, and his operettas deserve
s.i angulation?in them he deliberately pander-;
?, he fnost depraved musIcal taste. We have
failed to find one bold, original theme In all this
h??' S 3 bat he can be convicted
of but tew cases of real plagiarism, for lie
thesS^nce^r?Prtated tbC Styie ralller lban
? Mr. Joseph Polk and Mr. A. M. Palmer have
had a difference of opinion, the result of which
Is that the former has left the Union Square
I heater. 1 oik opens at the Boston Museum In
Jbs ?ew, play, "A Gentleman from Nevada.'
written for him by Mr. Jessup.
? Mr. Daly describes the new play which he
has produced at his theater, entitled "The Wav
. . ,as "a eontemporaneous cornedv oi
society as It Is and might oe."
? Mrs. Clara Fisher Maeder, who is with the
'"Arabian Night" combination, occupies a
gwaterplaee In the history of the American
stage than any other actress living, she was
L ryvJl v^e comPanJ' of the old Park Theater.
New lork, as a star feature before either
torrest or eushman had made anv reputation
m.il ^ars ?!? c. aJa Fl?ber was "starred" in
little pieces adapted to her age, and a creat attraction
wherever she appeared.
The critics of the New York papers are a
great way'ahead?or behind?the taste of the
iheater-going public of that city. Their eommendatlonis
seldom beneficial to a play or an
artist and their disapproval rarely or never
Interferes with the success of either. They
St h?tlltlle ,or "Otbing to praise in Miss
I lxley but much to condemn?neverthflnis
she is playing to crowded houses nightly there
?? . ?. U;s 3Cored a hlt- They attempted
to -f-it down oa "Hearts of oak," but it is
caning money for its owners at the Fifth AveliW-x
?ears ago they pronounced Lotta unworthy
of criticism, yet she Is one of the great
lavor tes of Gotham. s
? Gus Williams recently presented Miss Dora
01 his company, with a solitaire diamond
ring valued at as a mark of his appreciation
of the excellent manner In which
she lias sustained the part of ' Mrs. Dinkel"
duilng the present season.
Miss Jean \ itta, an Lnglish protean actn
ss, supported by her own company, intends
playScd^Lffe^vvrong/'6*1 SeaS?Q WltU a
? Miss Kate Field's "musical monologue" is a
light agreeable medley of song and satire it is
nothing more and nothing less. It is designed
toi popular entertainment, and fulfills this purpose.
Those who look to it for an earnest and
aitistlc aim, or for anything deeper than cleverness
will be disappointed; those' who Sre
the N?YeSP1 by " WU1 ** satlstled- ^ says
? Mr. Gilbert's dramatic satire, "The Iiappv
Jvmi' 'hm e Villon of which at the London
Court Theater, a few years ago, caused considerable
excitement, has given rise to an anerv
'^tlvea&mbblcMMtoS,
and the enterprtsing newspapers of that city
have published the play in their columns.
^ 1 his lias been a bad theatrical season in the
French provinces. Performances in Brest
Lyons and Sedan have generally been followed
bj bankruptcy. At Itochefort, an excellent
town the manager has committed suicide, it i
is said that the system of " papering" is ruining
several Parisian managers.
?'1 he Tattlers' Club are trying to solve this
problem: Why does Lotta, who protests vehemently
that she is not and never was married
always wear a wedding ring, no matter what
character she is plaj lng.?New York Star.
?Sims Keeves, the well-known tenor; has decided
to finallyretlre to private fife at the end
or lssi. His first appearance on the stage was
at Newcastle, England, in 1S39, he beinir but
is years or age. 6
? John A. Preston, a well known musician of
Boston has recently acquired a folio copy of
the Parisian Gradual?, or altar book of plain
chant, used In catholic churches, printed in
I arls in l It Is In the old-fashioned square
notes, in red and black, beautifully printed on
heavy paper. It came into his possession in a
singular manner, having been fouud in a bale
of rorelgn rags a week or more since. It was
minus its cover, and is t hought to oe a relic or
the days of the commune.
?The May Festival program in Cincinnati
has been somewhat modified since it was announced.
The change was adopted to allow
two performances or lieethoven's mass. For
this reason Rubinstein's "Tower of BabeL" an
overture by Cherubiul and one of Miss Gary's
selections have been omitted. The Beethoven
mass will be glvxm on the second evening and
repeated on the fourth evening. The prize composition
by Dudley Buck, "The Golden Legend."
win be heard on the fourth evening and will be
followed by Berlioz's overture "King Lear" and
the same selections from the "Goiterdammerung"
that will be performed at the next Philharmonic
concert in New York.
?The London correspondent of the N. Y.
Musical Rrrinc says: "Carl Kosa will not come
to the Lnlted States this year. Iudeed, he Is
not at all disinclined to allow the American
people to have their cup filled with the bitterness
of English opera, according to Messrs.
Strakosch and Hess and others, on the other
hand, it is not at all improbable that Miss Clara
Louise Kellogg may return in either Eaglish or
Italian opera" B
? Mr. Lawrence Barrett will produce his ueiv
blank-\erse drama, entitled "Pendragon," in
chlcago on September 27. This play Is by Mr
W. \s. Young, and Is founded upon one of the
Arthurian legends; It Is said to be highly interesting.
well constructed, and equally wellwritten.
The dresses for the leading parts have
already been ordered in Paris.
? At Chlckering Hall, New York, Monday
evening, a trio of humorists will come together
efore the public, namely, a. P. Burbank. W.
S. Andrews and Josh Billings. This will ye an
especially mirthful event
? Mr. Edgar Fawcett's play, "The False
rlend," will shortly be produced in Boston.
They were Kbhkabsino a Plat In which the
ending role was confided to an actor who was
inordinately fat. There was in It one sensational
scene in w hich the actor tempted, to the oommlssIdu
of a crime, Implores Heaven that he might
not yield to temptation. Alas, at the reheareal
It bec^e evident that the actor was too fat
either to kneel or to clasp his hVmH 44 We'll
have to cut it," saya the disappointed manager.
"Oh, no," says the actor, cheerfully,44 in m>ir?
it all right. I'll attt mpt to kneel and then cry,
with a despairing gesture, 'Lost! lost! My sinseared
knees refuse their office; I can no longer
pray!' "--Paris Paiter.
THE GIRL ATHLETE'S FALL.
Deiatls of the ArcWc?t-Tlie *ceae
in ike Circus Nide Teat Afterward*
[ Philadelphia Times. 1
At the afternoon performance of the great
combination circus yesterday. Just after Roy a1,
who is styled in show language the human cannon
ball, had been shot from the mouth of the
great bowlt/er, in the Forepaugb ring, twenty
feet up Into the air and into the arms of Mile.
Zulla,who hung head downward from a trapeze,
and while the great audience were breat hiestly
watching the feats of the wonderful Davene
family, consisting of one man aud three
women, who were going Lhrou^u their daring
trapeze acts, above tne London ring. Miss Lucy
Davene. who had Just launched herself from a
pedestal nearly feet high to make a swinging
leap and be caught in the arms of her father,
who hung head downward rlfty feet away, was
seen to quit her hold on the bar of the tVying
trapeze and fall with a sickening thud to the
ground below. Men groaned and women
shrieked and hid their laces. For aa Instant
the poor girl lay stretched out upon the ground
like one dead, save for a slight tremor of her
limbs. It was only for an instant, and then a
stalwart athlete gathered her In his arms as he
might a baby and ran with her all limp and
senseless into the adjoining tent, from which
the performers enter the ring. "My(iod,ny
child, my child". Let me down." came a cry
from the dps of a woman in flashy tights and
blonde wig who hung by her feet from a high
trap* ze, and who in turn held by his feet Davene,
w ho w as to have caught the girl It the leap had
Ik-en successfully performed. The woman torgot
that she was a circus performer and
viiat ten thousand eves were upon her,
ai d only remembered that she was a
mother. Davese dropped to the ground,
and his wife treed herself in an Incredibly
short time and followed him. and both almost
Hew after the swift gymnast, who carried
the bleeding uhrl out of the sight of the horrified
audience. \\ hlle this was happening. Dr. Frank
Muhlenberg, of l.sen Chestnut street. Dr. T.
liewson Bradford, of l,??5 Pine street, and Dr.
H. Karuest tioodman, of M-'7 chestnut street,
it ft their places in the audience and disappeared
behind the curtain which iiuu^lntbe passageway
through which poor Lucy Davene had been
carried. All this occupied but a few seconds,
and the audience had scarcely time to compre- |
Lena what had occurred before Word came out
-Hie is all right." and in a mlr.ute more Fish
ai d Melville were whirling around the rings in
? heir lightnlng bareback acta, in friendly rivalry,
and the performance went on as though noth- j
ing had occurred, so far as the audience could ,
see.
But just behtnd the curtain which separated
the unemployed performers from the puoilc. on
a rude stuffed tick. used for tumblers to alight ,
upon lu their prodigious leaps, lay the unconscious
girl, presenting a bight which made old
showmen turn away sick and shuddering. Her
blonde wig was gone and her brown hair, dripping
with Ice water, was brushed ba<* trom her
iaee. from which every particle or color had lied.
iler eves were closed, and her breath came in
short, quick gasps, on her left temple a great !
bine.lump, nearly as big as a man's fist, had
raised up, and to this one of the physicians was
holding a lump of ice. In the back of her head
(here was a great gash, from which the blood t
ilowed freely until it was stanched by another ,
physician. Lucy is a little, slight thing, and as
she lay there in her ring costume, which was |
soiled and bloody, she looked like a mere child,
broken and dvlng. The mother, sobbing wildly !
and talking Incoherently, bent over the girl, ;
bathing her head in ice water, while Davene
was running arouud like one distracted. There
was no lack of willing hands ;ind wllliug feet
to lend their aid to the relief of the sufferer. It
was a strange and touching si^ht to see the 1
troops of performers, in their fantastic eos^*
ttimes ana horror-stricken faces, presSrag
around to offer their assistance. The grotesque
painting on the faces of the clowns even i
couid not hide the looks of sympathy and
kindly solicitude. There were many expressions
of anperand indi>cuatl<;? by the male members
of the company tliat women should be permit- !
ted to attempt such dangerous feats. "I$y ," :
said one of the dlbwns. "this whole tlylng trapeze
business should be abolished; some one is
always getting crippled or killed by it. lean- ,
not look at it. I have known so many accidents |
that the thought of it makes me sick. The onlymerit
of a flying trapeze act is Its danger. It j
should be forbidden by law.-' Many singular
expressions were heard from other athletes and I
gymnasts, who were standing about. It was a
long time before the cause of the accident was
generally understood, even by the members of
the company. Many said that the girl's hands
were sweaty and had slipped. The truth, how- j
ever. Is that as she sprang from the pedestal
and went to throw her feet over the baron
which she was holding by her hands, her head 1
st ruck, with terrible force, the pedestal on which
her feet had stood a moment before. This ;
knocked her senseless, and, relaxing her hold,
she stiffened out and fell, without the power to
make an effort to save herself.
After the tirst efforts at restoration had been 1
made, and the flow of blood had been stopped, ;
the mattress on which the girl lay was picked i
up and carried Into the ladles'dressing room,
where for half an hour longer the physicians 1
kept up their efforts to rlvlve the Injured girl,
but without success. Many believed that she
was dying, and the word went arouud that the :
phvslelans said she could not live. This was an
exaggeration, though at onetime they sata that
her symptoms were very unfavorable and, that
litr pulse was very weak and uncertain. I n half
an hour six strong men again took up the
mattress, and passing out under the edge of
the canvas bore Lucy, accompanied by jthe
physicians, to her boarding house, on the
opposite side of Hroad street. On the way
s.Le vomited lreely. throwing up considerable
Hood. After she had been placed In bed
tlie physiciai s renewed their efforts In her
behalf, aid her symptoms improved gradually.
although she only partly regained
i onsclousness, and her face looked like
t he lace of the dead. The doctors said f hat her
skull was not fractured, but that it was impossible
to tell what internal or spinal Injuries she
might have sustained. At one time she showed
some symptoms of concussion of the spine.
They said last night that they believed she
would recover and without sustaining any permanent
injuries, but Dr. Muhlenberg said tnat
spinal injuries often did not develop themselves
until some time after they occurred.
?
Printing 1'nder Difficulties.
The Will of tl# PrO/iIf is the title of the organ
of the nihilists in Russia It appears In
the most extraordinary way in unexpected
comers, and when least looked for. They say
that It is constantly to be found on the toilet
table of the Emperor and under the pillows of
statesmen and eenerals. The manner in which
this curious oigan is printed Is described at
length by the St. Petersburg correspondent of
the Manchester tiuo.niiau. The office is a
gloomy, miserable room at the top of a house
in a joor locality. On the duor is an announcement
of some fictitious trade. The
room is occupied by a poor wreteb. formerly a
student:It is wretchedly furnished. Tne bed
occupies pret ty nearly the entire room. Everything
Is mean and squalid. The owner of tne
apanment Is editor, compositor, reporter,
printer and publisher, ruder the mattress or
t he miserable bed the type Is hidden. Tben<*>,
when occasion offers. If Is t ransferred to t he
niultn udinous pockets of his great coat. He
goes out into the streets with a diminutive
note beiok, hangs about public buildings,
glaiesat people In authority, whom he would
kill ir a glance could murder, wiites his
"leaders" In a secluded corner ot a park, and
rolls each page Into a pill to be swallowed on
the approach of a policeman. As soon as the
work Is fintshed he steals home, locks and
barricades the door, gets out his type and sets
up the paper, which he afterwards prints In
a primitive manner, and distributes through
the streets, and in cafes, and by all other
means known only to conspirators. This account
of the difficult, dangerous and painful
duty which that po^r patient scribe performs
underthe direction of an inexorable committee,
from whom he recetves little help, may or may
not be in accordance with truth; but there remains
the undeniable fact that under the
very nose of the terrible nurd Section, despite
all the vigilance of the police, a sheet Is
printed, published and circulated, and no
man can put his hand upon those who thus
contribute to the literature of revolution.
Recipe for the viost Modern Successful
Play.
No plot.
or but the stub end of a plot.
Song and air from "Fatinltza."
More airs from "Pinafore."
Parody on "Pirates of Penzance." more or less.
Songs and airs from everything.
Two good female dancers.
One sacred melody to give tone.
One male dancer.
One male acrobat with India-rubber legs and
arms.
Ladles all pretty and robust.
one slang phrase to every forty-five words.
Short skirts, well-turned ankles and fancy
hosiery. ^ _
Tons of highly-colored pictures and posters.
Pilnted opinions of the "play" from United
States ex-Senators and ex- 1'nlted states Ministers
from (jape Town or the Short Cake south
Pacific Islands. ^
Good for 10,000 nights and $iu,ooo per manth
profit &r. T. Graphic.
It Is a Long Tim* since
spent his birthday In BerUn as be has a strong
aversion to the showy demonstiraUoimmaaem
the city upon such an occaskm. Athtsoountry
hnuop however he Is not able to escape a nau
has to be considerably TOortofi^ all
{fanv a peasantor loyal burgher In some reSS?e
<?rnCTOf the empire thinks It his duty U)
lender tribute to the Prince; the first plover*
SSi to te found in the Frisian marshes, the
Cnest snipes procurable, and the choicertproduce
of farm or dairy are certain to reach Prlnoe
Bismarck's larder, which, as he oooe Jocosely
remarked, scarcely needed any other replenishing
than that afforded by the gratuitous offerings
of his numberless admirers and substantial
well-wishers.
nnrl RckMl Hmm fmr CiUei. v
(K** York Sanitary Knma^r )
?* Award who have lust a1for
,he hC8t Plans for a pubSSiS20,.'50?*',n
New Yort p,t>' f1rr "?">r
pEvVli? ?i . * puW,? whool bulkltnf to b*
shn^ii!? aiy> *nd densely populated city
should possess the following qKam^Uoas,
lng ^on'wfUT^)0lmnR sl<W of '*?* tw?dtngsnouid
be froely exposed to light and air.
stetr fom disiT^' JiZ 8houW **' "?<? ??* than
n ^\m **& opposite building.
te .wu^lS for SS^ ttoon 8houl<1
III. In each class-mom not lew than nrt.?en
square feet of tloor area should be allotted u?
earn pupil.
IV. In each class-room the window sni-o
should not be less than one-fourth of the floor
space. and the distant* of the desk most remote
from the window should not be m >rr>
than one and one-half time tho height of the
top of the window from the noor.
V. The height of a class-room should nenT
exceed fourteen feet.
VI. The provisions for ventilation should i?e
Midi as to provide for each person in a classroom
not less than thirty cubic feet of ftv,u
air per minute, which amount must b? intrv
duovi and thoroughly distributed without
creating unpleasant draughts, or catislng anv
two parts of the room to differ In temperature
more than 2 dec F., or the maximum tcmperatuie
to exceed To deg. F. This means that i >r
a elass-ioom to contain fifty-six pupils, twentvelght
cubic f?vt of air per second should be
continuously furnished, distribute and removed
during school session*. "
1 lie velocity of the lucomlngalr should no:
!?! f*.'? 'v'r se< ond at anv p>lnt where
it Is Ualie to strike on the person.
\ !I. The heating ot the fix-sh air should Ik'
oneitod either by not \va'er or 6y low oresMire
steam. *
VIII. The tis'sh fdr should be introduced ne*r
the windows: the foul a-1 should be removed
by flues in the opposite walls.
IX. Water closet accommodations f-?r the
pupils should be provided for on each tloor
t lian half t helot"8 U?l ocoupy m
It Uon'l Work.
We ire afraid the law against swearing. late?v
enacted b\ our state legislature. is not d l
tlned 10 meet here, an) more than at Ann lniits,
v* 1th universal observance. However this mar
be. a gentleman of ouraciiualntaniv who is gi\en
to the habit of evpn-sslng hlm>*elf when under
excitement In somewhat irreverent Kngllsh.
discussing in our hearing the other day situ .?
current republican short-coming, and an-r
working himself into a passion abiut It. turn -J
sharply upon the new act against swearing and
bciated it in terms?well. In terms uufatnlilar
to all orthodox catechlsnn. tjuoth our Ira'**
tiieial?-1'aswda law have they against swearing-;
<i.olng to \ ankeeiize old Maryland tretnev?
Weil see about ni ,.<irse when I
please and the -? black republicans in particular!"?M
i ril'It fi iim/i.
The Vmkkican Iku iu.k Ikon Koik system ha*
l*vn adopted by the constructors of the railway
up Mount Vesuvius. There an- two hues of
rails, each provld??d with a carriage dl\ ided Into
two compartments, and capable of holding stx
persons. While one carriage go*^ up the other
comes down, thus establishing a eountorpo<.te
which considerably economizes the steam of the
stationary traction engine. The In- line ta <'ttremely
steep, commencing at 40 \ increasing to
<St , and continuing at 5" to the summit. Kverv
possible pntautlou has been taken against aoeident,
and the railway itself Is protected against
possible* t'.ows of Lu a by an enormous wall. Th *
ascent win be made in eight or ten minutes. To
obtain the necessary supply of water, Urg*
covered cist cms ha\e been <-nnstruet?M which
m the winter will be tilled with the snow that
often talis heavily on Vesuvius. This snow win
be quickly melted by the Internal heat, and m
besides the water thus obtained the tr*-quern
lainfali will also be conducts into the dsterna.
An elegant cate restaurant, capable ot anv>mmodating
KNt persons, will be attached to U?e
station. Above the entrance to the laiter Is ao
;\irple terrace supports on columns. when> ?
an enchantmg view Is obtained not only of the
<*ulf of Naples, but also of thos?' of liai * anl
Gaeta, each dotted w tth its islands.
A Vroi.EKT Tokv Ei bctok In London wai
made the victim of a practical joke ?.n the eve
( f the election. He had been on the rampage
ever since the contest began, and had mad<ulmself
so obnoxious that a few ardent liberals
determined to pay him back, on the Saturday
euiitng before the ehvtlon the worthy cltl/en
we nt to bed as usual, jierhapsto dream of the
tory majority of about 1U0 ou which in his
waking hours he speculated, i onoelve Ids horror,
therefore, when on rising next morning he
lOiir.d that the front of his residence had been
covered with liberal placards Inviting eUvtors
to vote for opposition candidates. The vict im's
i age w as almost Titanic, ami it was not assuaged
t'J the fact that he was unable to get assistant
to take down the placards, and found hlnwir
< bilged to leave them there till Mondav or to
take them down himself. He chose the latter
alternative, and the public wending their war
to chapel and church were much editi?*i with
t lie sight of the unfortunate politician and on
cf his servants assiduously scrubbing away at
the placards, the paste or which had drl.-d hard
; nd fastened them to the wall witu great tcaati'y.
The Job was not tinishfd under two
I >ours.
List ok lettkra remmninu tv mu
WASHINGTON CITY POST OFFICE.
Saturday, ApHI 17?h. IKNO.
OTo>obtain anyot th??e Jxttora th- ni^ cint
uiaft call for "'AnvEKTisED Lkttku?." au.t ?rx
the dale <ij this list.
1^' If not called for within one rnoutii they will Im
Sect to the Ucad Lett *r Office.
LADIES' LIKT
%-An(rn?t A R Mrs : Ashley -tnlia P Mrs ; AMay
Kartell; A1?1h> Laura. 'J. Anion Mollis.
K I.utchcr Anne. lirooU Vdline Mrs; Batler
Vary JU>niea; biKdow LydU A Mrs; lUilv L A
MrP; Biitier Mary Addie, Byrd Mary L. Bovryor
Var^rret Mis . Brixjks R.?se.
?,^, CrS,ud,'r Addle Cr?.^ Mary 8 Mrs. Carter
Millie. Cooler Mollie Mrs. Clia?e M Auuie. Coiui'tr
n toobt t Mrs.
I>- Davie I?tti?'. Davis Nauey.
E?Eowarda AiueJia < Mrs feaston r?ro!in?.
Fant -Ifvie. Ferry Martha Jane Fair Mary;
teuwick Kalhe Mrs.
, <i-Gle?*.?n B A K Graves C?ra?*httL Mm
Lei.a Graj'ma Suaau Mrs. Olaynoti Sumu Mrs;
< sri^che'1 aieie.
I Ann ; Hmitn Delilah .Hundley J as Mrv
i Htuly Maty L. Haiuilt >u Mary Mrs. H^rins Marl*;
Hamilton Ma>> J; Ue?renian Mrn; Hail H S Mi>.
| Howard Wm A Mrs.
J J?Jenkins Aliee; Johnson Barbara Mrw; Jackson
I Erwiline; Jaek8<>n El'xa Mr?-. Jonos Flir.?lx-tb Mr*. 4
i?Reiii.ej Lucy Mrx. Kennedi Nettie S. |
L.?Lo\is EJiza Mi?; Lee Frances Mrs . L?e Mary I
Mjs . Lewis Nannie.
>1 Mortiiusn Annie M . Meyer tffias Mr? Millar
tniina J; Morris John Mrs; Mour I?ouin Mrs
Maiers Louise: Morris L<>vd Mrs . Mer?s-r Mary J
Xtaliou Marie Mrs; Monsoa Minnie; Milton Mra.
Nelson M T Mrs.
P -l'etitt Amelia L Paj-ne D I' Mrs. Pollock
-loLn G Mrs. Pcetre Jannie 8. Pike Mary . Piuiou
Salhe Mrs.
K?Richards Eflie A; Richardson Josephine
Rynex Kate L; liitorely Lyzie; Hoor Maru. Rich
erson Nellie Mrs; Rosentrarden N Mrs.
S-Hmiih Annie Mrs. bnnth C W' Mrs Shick
Florence; SimniB Lcllie Mrs. Skmner Mary
f hiel 's Ella.
T?Thomas Ohae Mrs, Tenner Katie Toomha
Lnry A . 'l rentlen Laura uelie, 2 Toiimay Mis.
V?Valentine Catherine Mrs . \ anhuren Newton
Mrs; Van Wyek Saml A Mrs.
W-Webster Can 'line Mrs, White Emory J; Wil
Sou Ella K . Wluti- Ella. W illiam* Geoivie . W'ayianii
Mary' A . W'alas M 8; WiUiams Ma^cie I.;W" >ort Vlr<
Mrs Maxwell. W'hcfcler Martha WiUiaaiB Mary
Williams MaatdeLee. Wever VntfiuiaT-Yonujt
Eiuma, Voung -1 G Mrs.
MI8CELLANEOOS.-C L P. West Imrie.
GENTLEMEN'S LIST.
A?Arnold A K. Altemus T Gen Ahlirt J. B.
Astec Nat'.
B-Buaaiere A Iioiman A H Brs-nt Benny;
Blakly Charity ; Blair C . Brown FJ , Beck wade t?
G; Blkine E, ButK? F; Buckley G H Bills J G.
buns John. Burch J M; Browne J 8; Br<?okin?
Fhiiip. Boide K A; Burr James F. Buich T E.
Brown Thomas . Barrett W T ; Berry Willis . Biair
W H.
C?Cummintre B F, Calaman Clint. Clancy John .
Cromwell John; Con|*rs James Chickering H >n
Mr; Cane Rev Mr.Cannal Scott; Cowlee T E;
( larke V V; Cien?hau W <i.
I>? Day Albert. Dodaon Charles. DcBreyne J B
Do> le P.
41 - Evans Arlando.
V? French C D; Furtru?on Edward , Froet Oe i *
W ; Ft'* Ji hn.
? ?Graham C H . Geboe David; Grantrer F. Green
James: Green Robert
H?Havers Fred Hunter Frank; HnndriaGei;
Hives G C; Hanson G A . Hague G W : llill Geo B
Harvey & Collins, 2. Hanly J H; Harvey John.
Hays Koah . Henderson N. Hawktw Samuel, Halt .
Ihomas; Heifybtrg Dr. 4
J?Jackson Alfrea. Jones Harry, Jefleraon Tay
lor-Jenson W. M.
K-KennardAE. _
I. Liesienbelil A; Lee Albert; Lee Baker P.
Litchtield C T, Lee Joseph 0. Luooat McK. 2.
Lyons 8 P; Lee Wills.
>I-Moes Abram Mitcbeli Bryaijt Miller B^Jum
Mcidton F B Marvin Howard. Moyoary He -ry
Mortran J M; Mud Jame:, Maui J?niM,
N C; Meoer Otto; Morrow T N; Morrell W liliaoi.
Mo rhead W* E C- ? ? _ ? w _
Mc-McEwen Chas E McFailln Falix.. 2 McTairiren
John; McWilllama Hffl, Metariaue willuuu.
K?Newman 8 F.
O?OrthAdam.
P?PierceB C, Philhpn JH Peak Jno R.
R-fc?>use A W; Rutherford Ethan. RandaS
Beury 8; RoWinaon J K; Rickey Joaeph; Kichman
James ; Ruth Jamfta; Rooks O P.
K -Smith A H, 2; Btratt-.uG W Stone H 0; Smith
J J . Sindre J It; Smith J E; Stevens J M . Stndl -y
J H ; fcet?i< ns L; Smith L E, 2 ; Sa\ien L ; Spenoer
Miltxai; Sheldon S L; Snodgrana & Co; Small 8 A;
smitli Thomas; Sawkill Thoe; Hpence W H, 2
Stevens William.
T?Turnia Jno H; Thompaon Mr (dealer):
Tomn-es petter, Trevellick R. Thompson Thomas
V?Vaughan B A; Van Keoron H W, Vant Ricti
ard.
W?Will Henry ; Wilder H H; Walker H T JTilliama
John A. W vn/htr John, WUaon John. Whit
mare J C; Webrie Maurice: Wllllama Teady; Williams
R E, Westoolt Saiu'l. Wat?on Thomixton. 2
Wbieerry T i; Wlnalow W H; Winder W H; Whiting
E A.
V ?Yeoman 8 B, Tonmj W H?nl8&j5SfiOD8Kr-"Warti.
Tar Worka "
* * Central Mining Co."
LIST OF LETTEBB REMAINING IN G/.OB^KTOWN,
D C., POST OFFICE. truL 1' W"*- /
LADIES' LIST.--CoweX3aUianue H?-jrtny Mrs. i
Scboefield Ann B Mrs. rw
! Lbxa; Staler 1; Wwht P.

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