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"I think that the prospect is exceedingly
iI?jod," remarked a well known real estate
dealer fo a St ut rejiorter. in reply to an inquiry
as to how hi' regarded tin' prospects tor tiie
coniin.' 9fiwin in real estate. "I .1111 toI?l by
builders that they have their hands full, and I
should judge, from everything that I can hear,
that the season 1 roiirses to be even better liian
the lust. I have made a large number 01 sales
in spite of the backwardness of the spring
"^ou;e are inclined to think that the season
will be a .lull one." remarket! tit-.* listener.
"Well. I can't understand on what grounds "
was thf reply.
-For instance." suggested tlx* reporter, "they
pay that tin re i? too ranch land on tiie market
ami that the prices are too high."
"As to t here being so much land on the marKef.
was th?> comment, "there is a good ileal
to tw siii". But then. people should remember
that there '.s a large part of the city yet to be
I*; 1;11 up. ^ As to tin- price, land :s not high here.
1 he trouble that some are apt to compare
prices with those that-pi evaded here live or six
years ago. I he condition of alf-iirs has changed
since then. It is said that >5.M o is a great, deal
to pay for a lot "35 by fO f-et. Hut if you should
try to Cet such a site in New ^ :>rk. Philadelphia.
Brooklyn. Haiti >Vd or any other city of
Importance. you would h ue to pay double that
amount. It should I e borne in mind i hat this ,
Is destined to he the gre ttt si city in the world,
and a site on one 01 out1 broad. beautiful streets
Is of some value, l and is not high here, considering
the in'ure that is before this city"
"It is tneught in some quarter*"," continued
the listener. that the presidential year will
affect the inarch of improvement.''
"Washington has _'ot beyond the influence of
polities." v.as the reply. "The people who come
here in search 1 f homes are not affected by a
ehi?nge in the admidstration. There would lie
the same s> :-ial r.ttr..1 lions, and tiie climate, so
attra:ti\e. would not bea'tned by a democrat
in the White !i ii-e. Th< re is nothing, as far as
I ran sir. to hinder the onward march of improvements
in this city; and there is no reason
f?r believing that this season will witness any
stagnation in real estate."
In sp:te ^1 the backwardness of the season
biti.tiing operations have I^un, and houses are
being erected in all portions of the city. The
activity, as ill he seen by the list given below,
is not confined to any particular locality, but all
sections of the city seem to experience the
efleets ot the enterprise, which is gradually
building up the vacant land within the limits
ot the 1'istrict. The cheapness of bunding material
as well as the demand for additional
houses are the inducements which draw out
capital for investments in real estate. Those
w hose judgment are entitle, i to rc-peef in this
regard say that no Investment promises a larger
and sater return ii|K>n the money than reale>tate
improvements. atuJ the evidence of the soundness
of tills judgment may be seen in the large
numher ot buildings that are now bein?_ erccted.
A line residence is now being erected for
f ommodore -lohn II. I'pshur on the north side
of Kliode Island avenue, between 14th and 15th
streets. The house will have a frontage of 30
feet, and a depth of til. It will he four stories
high. with a basement. A circular bay window
ornaments the tront for two stories, and at the
second story will Ik> an iron balcony. The
structure v. < 1! he surmounted by a mansard roof
with a pitch of 15 feet, and the gable, in front.
The front ot tiie building w ill present a handsome
appearance, and will lie or selected red
brick, with brown stone trimmings. The main
entrance leads into abroad ha!l-v.ay. and on
the right will lie the drawing-room. :J0 bv 20
feet, behind this the library, ai d then the dmingr
om. From, the hail a platform staircase
ascends to the upper stor.es. (In the second
floor there will be four .-deeping rooms, with
ample ci'.-et-i. 1 here is a lack staircase from
I asen-ent to top floor. There w ill lie oak floors
on the first story. and the house v. ill l e finished
throughout in poplar and pine. The mantels
ami other woodwork v.;il be handsome.
The house will he bu:!t in a very substantial
v.ay. the wails in tin* I as- nie-.-t boing 1h inches
thick and 13 inches Irom there up. There will
be a ventilating skylight in the roof ami all the
late-t teprovnucuts in piumhing ami heating.
There will heal tiie conveniences ot closets.
&< .. and the hou-e when completed will he r.ot
only a sub-tan? d residence hut a pleasant
home. The cost w ill be >20.uH>. Me-srs I.angley
A '.cttinger are the builders.
a i.*i:i;e I'uintixi; iroi sk.
Messrs. Judd .v !:etweiler. the printers, have
purcita-ed a p.? e of property on 11th street,
Ju>t aho\e 11:v ~-i m: lu:!;'ing. and have begun '
th?* erection ot .v large 1 rick huildingfor the accommodation
of 1 hi it l.asi:.c-s. This building
will be a tl re- -story br.rk. ."i"! leet high, witii a
frontage o? .V> :Vet on 11 fI: .-tr. i t. ami a depth of
UH> lei't. 1 lie front w ill he of red brick with ornamental
c??iuices. The hole r-room will he In
the ba-ement. the prose* on the ground floor,
and the up pel >ti ry will be devoted to the use
of the c< :r.\<>:t. : There will be accommodations
tor U- o e. 1 p-rt r-. with t ress po'.ei and
a 1 the tac It:.-! ee'-.-ary fi r c?:r\ii!g on an extensive
pr.' iug bu-iness. The tn'i lding will he
completed in t'?e hitter part of May. The contract
pr.ee U -1 -V.- ssrs. Hearing A JohnSon
aie the t uiide;s.
TIh1 budding a* tiie northwest corner f-t 13th
ind 1-. formi-ri; used as a grocery store, is !
h?* entirely rHu;,.?i!i'!?,d by Messrs. J. I.. Smith- I
aieyer A ( ?>.. the architects. The lower "storv
w ill hi- u-e i - a l ui.!v'".g t :*ice by Mr. l-'rancis
Hutty. *. !.?> own- the huiluing. and the upper
itories < <: he i:-ed for ofTices. Tl:e front will lie !
>f brick, w ith -tone trimmings in got hie st vie.
?mi a large . ir*;;iar w iudow. The trance will
Dooiitiiec? rr.i r. T!i-eo-t of th- improvement !
will h?? be', v eel. -4.0"0 a'id
I.: ', w M.l.lA V -ox's RKSIIlKXCK.
f-en .1. \. U ri'iaMisori. formerly commissioner
jfthe 1 ; ;ai band oltii **. i.-about to er?-ct, for
is- ow 11 ii >. a handsome re-ddence on the north
tide ?>f V J'i.t: .11 Sov.are, between 15th s'.reet
and avenu*-. The hou-e will be three
-t or - h _ . *.\. h I * .:T urn! attre. and will
ha\eave:v artiste :r-?:?r. The inferior finish
w iii h - <.f i i . : char:; ter and iale.-f design.
A new .. a'ore will be introduced in
bis house by the eltil t... SmitbnmcrA f'o. \
Til.- v. il. oi a -uh- eiiar. three feet high.
w:,.ct. will a a*- 1. ':-t. ...dm-tor. ami prevent
the p> i >.i,. ii- ir. Tii a-cendii?g from the
ground int. t e h- u-e 'i:.ega-aml water pipes
will he -1 .Ml i a ii ::.g the to:, of this sub?ir.
-* . .. *' a >';.k an e*.;*v access to
them I be had. ?:.e c< st ot this huli.-e v..11 be
A \! v. VO' i. V\\';; ISVI"ST MEXT.
Two ii e : af.- : :;g i-rectrd faragenth'- !
man from New York at the corner of 21-t street
ami HillTei avenue. Tbe< r-e. n the ci.ri.erv. ill be
feet v\ tie I v tOleet. It ** iiI hi- t ' lee stories
high with a i a>e;i:ent It will have a central
hall, with a p. ttorm staircase in natural wood.
Tt.e par!, r v. >11 i?* 11 by g., feet, ami back of i
this will be t?:e ibuing room. The interior will
be lini-ried in hanl wi ods with ivrved mantels
und tiled lire j ia- es. I he otl.er hi n>e will
fri at on llr.jer avi-uu.', 1 a\ ing a wiilili of 1H
feet Tiie tront vviil be pre-.- brick, with a
bay wivfo'.v. and i rriame..ied with uahies and
dora.er w i!.d:>w?. It wiii have a certral hall,
v ith : arlot a .d dining room flidshed in natuiai
W'ooi'-. l'..itli ho'.i-es will be built in a substantia
f:.aii*i'*r and with all the modern iml
- 1 1 V.;!! be ^1>>.0UQL Me.-.-rs.
t?:a> >*. Pa.'e ar<* the architects.
A 1 i\K i W I I.I.IXO.
A ! e.- . n'e r- .-iden . for W. ('. Hives of
Newport. K. I.. I:: - inst been begun on the
north s:ne,.f i -tiect. between 17th and 18th
streets i ... . ' t n t,( this ies'dence will
finr?h the row of line rc-idciices which line
both sides of t ~ -tn et oil that square. This
new ho(;-,- .\ : * v 'de and fi ur stories
hiirh It w .! i.e aii K.uglidi b;t-?enieiit house.
1 ii: t niost ^ibstantiai
'1'a'::'"r _ - ' Bi'^! ; in. of Boston, are
'.tie huihbng is be: llg erected
un"' 1J ; i> :;ce of Messrs. Hornblower
A Mars ..
OTiti:: \ota?u!. ivi'Uovi M. xrs.
^ ' begun the erection of a
Lr:e r.-idem- on i tth -treit. letween I and V
streets. Ii will be t ree Tories high, with a
ta-. m. nt. and 1 are a fi< ,ta_e of twenty feet.
? It w .1 i a\.- ;.; he Ktden Bprovcaeala, and
tbe interior ti.a,!i v. d l.e :I, ;iurd oil. The cost
will be ^ K Turner is the armitect
u-e a ro.dence on i street, near 1-t ThU
lion , will I,ne, from i.-eoi t w.-?t v-Hve feet
Si ij! !'vV h,xh wlth" nt'
/' ' Qt.x"a v <?" I l.e! a.cor.lt.r'
t.' t.te plans ure:,;,red by the arclutcet S K~
Tui>ivr. i he cost "..?ll L
Mr. Thomas A. Rover, the grocer, is having
extrusive alterations made in his store building,
on North Capitol and H street*. When completed
the store w ill have an additional depth
of thirty-two f ? t. making the entire depth sev- ,
i entv-tlve feet, in the tear a building will be I
added, which will be used as a dwelling in place
! ot the one converted into additional store room.
This dwelling will frunt twenty-four feet on H
| street, ami will 1m? two stories high. The cost
of this improvement will be ?3.000. The architect
is 8. K. Turner. Hurlev A Wade are the
Tiie architect. S. R. Turner, has prepared
drawings for two houses on F street, between
New Jersey avenue and 1st street, for Mr. J. T.
OConnell. These will be two-story bricks,
with all the modern improvements. The cost
will Ik ?3.500.
RuiJdinjr >'otew.
Mr. George E. Mitchell will erect on the corner
of A and SUi streets northeast live two- j
story and basement houses, at a cost of ?6.500. j
Mr. James J. Or me will erect a handsome
three-story residence on K. between 12th and {
; 13th streets, at a cost of 814.000.
I l>r. W. r. Ila/.en will erect a two-story and
basement residence on Massachusetts avenue,
between 7th and Sth streets northeast, at a cost
of ?3.500.
Mr. ( hristinn Rurj?ert will erect two twostory
residences on (J. between 22d and 23d
streets, at a cost of 57.500.
Mr. II. 1). Manley will erect three three-story
and basement bouses at the southeast corner of
20th and X streets, at a cost of ?18.000.
Mr. James <J. I'aine is having erected four !
three-story and basement residences at the !
! southwest corner of 18th and Corcoran streets, !
at a cost of ?15.<;00
Mr. Thomas K. Waggaman will erect ten two- I
story houses on Boundary, between U and V i
streets, at a cost of ?0.200.*
Messrs. hancnhowiT A Son are building
eight tv.o-?tory houses and North Capitol i
streets, at a cost of ?10 000, and will commence
the erect !on of ten others 0:1 K and North Capitol
Mr. Heitmnller is erecting five three-story
houses id The corner of 14th and N streets, at a
cost ot 0:50.000.
Albert MelntosTi A Co. will erect eleven twostory
dwellings, 5th and S streets, at p cost of
A tine residence is Just being completed for
Mr. W. (\ MoTntyre on Rhode Island avenue,
near >cett circle, The cost was ?14,000. Smithmeyer
A Co. were t tie architects.
Mr. Christian Kiessner is building two houses
on (ith street, near M, at a cost ot ?0,G00.
The erection of t tie following buildings have'
recently been begun: J. W. Frey. Iwo two-'
I story dwellings, 21th street, between I and Iv
streets; ?2.(NK). L. s. Frey a two-story and '
basement dwelling on P street, between 30th
, and 31st streets; ?4.0 0. Samuel Norment
i nine br ck dwellings on Canal street south]
w#-st, to cost ?8,000. W. Swartzel! two
biiek houses on (1 street. between 1st and North
Capitol streets; ?2..r-00. P. M. McXantz two
brick buildinsrs 011 0th street, between A and B
sts. 11. e.; ?3.000. I. Leonard 8 small houses on 3d.
near K stret t northwest, at a cost of $3,200. i
Mr. Paul Burke two two-story houses on 5th.
between N and O streets 11. w..at a cost of ?6.0(j0.
Mrs. James Weir a two-story and basement
residence on East Capitol, between Otli and 7th
streets, at a cost of ?5.000. Mr. J. Heiberger two
two-story and basement houses 011 2d. between
!> and E streets northwest, at a cost of ?6.700.
Mr. John Humphrey two two-story and basement
residences on New Jersey avenue, between
M and N streets, at a cost of $4,000. Mrs.
E. B. Sawyer a three-story residence 011
Dumbarton street. West Washington, at a cost
of.?7.000. Mr. A. Behrend four two-story frame
houses on Washington, between 4th and 5th
streets, at a cost of *3.200. Mr. J. J. Brown a
two-story and basement residence on Massa- |
cliusetts avenue, between 7th and 8th streets >
northeast, at a cost of ?3,500.
Sorrow'* Signal.
Fast to the front door knob It hung,
A snow-white, silken bow.
And fitful, wintry breezes swung
Its streamers to and fio.
The letter-carrier on his round
The fluttering sign deserted;
Ills heart retailed a little mound;
lie turned away and sighed.
The signal caught. a woman's eye;
Into her face there crept
A look of crier; as she went by
She bow ud ner heud and wept.
The gieofui children, on their way
To school, the ribbon saw;
At on< e they hushed their noisy play
And gazed around in awe.
'Step softly, please, and shout no more,"
A little maiden said;
"Step lightly i n going past the dcor,
The Utile baby's dead."
The. peddler, shouting loud his ware
In tones discordant shrill.
Observed the fluttering ribbon there,
And suddenly grew stllL
A tender look passed o'er his face,
A tear shone in his eye.
He cheeked his horse's noisy pace,
And sllentiy yvent by.
A n an of bro! s, sedate and wise,
Passed on to take the train;
The siiken signal met his eyes,
lie stopped in sudden pi in.
The meaning of the sign lie read,
That in the breeze did play;
"Ood keep my little one," lie said,
And. sighing, went Ills way.
A wealthy banker passed the spot,
Its tale the ribbon told,
An-t for a moment he forgot
To think of stocks and gold.
His heart recalled a baby face,
r.y kisses oft caressed,
A tiny form In creamy lace,
Laid long ago to rest.
Thus men their brotherhood reveal,
The common heart wlthtn.
When they that touch of nature feel
"That makes the whole world kin."
?Geokgk Kcsseli. Jackson.
Saturday Smile*.
When a man wants to affect eccentricity he '
goes fishing, and on returning admits that he 1
caught nothing.?]'ost(,n 1'ost.
\\ by." asked Prof. Miller. 'Is a good name*
of more value than riches?" And the smart bad
boy at the foot of the class said he reckoned it
w as because if was so much rarer. He was
marked ten plus. ? llurlingfoti Ila>rk"ye.
Lady visitor: "Oh, that's your doctor, is it?'
W iiat sort of a doctor is he?" Lady resident:
Oh. well. I don't know much about his ability;
but he s got a very good bedside manner.?
1'a iirh.
story with a moral: Bobby?"Now you pret"'id
I am Tihleri.and you offer me your cake."
Tommy?"What for?" Bobby?"Why, pretend 1
it is a presidential nomination, you know." j
Tommy -"Then w hat will you do?" Bobby?"I
wdl decline if, you know." Tommy?"Do you
see any green in my eye?"?l'luia>bijt'iia Call. ,
A young man who had been wooing a Vermont
girl t?r some time, and fcad made hersev- .
era I presents, asked her one day if she would
accept a puppy. He was awful mad when she j
replied that her mother had told her if he pro- !
posed to her to say 110. j
Want of Finisii: "I shall really have to part
with you, Susan. You're so sketchy in your
dusting."? London I'utwh. I
"Yes. sir." said the liquor dealer, "it is a
good law that prevents any one from opening
a school within live hundred feet of a liquor
saloon. Schoolhouses are the ruin of the trade,
any way. ?Stun* t'ViUtj >J<?uriuil.
Mrs. "Why. how can you think of asking
me to start on a journey on Friday?" Mr. C.? j
"And why not on Friday?" Mrs. C.?"You
know that Friday is an unlucky day." Mr. C-? '
"\ou certainly uid not consider" it so at one
time. Mrs. C.?"Why?" Mr. C.?"If you had
believed Friday an unlucky day, you would not
have married me on Friday." Mrs. C.?"It was
after that that 1 changed my mind about
Friday."?Christian at 11 ork.
A Boston girl. being rebuked because she had
said she oi ly IS. replied: "But didn't I do
right. dear? You know, mamma has always 1
taught us not to exaggerate. It is better to
under rat her than over state, you know."
"Have you got quail on toast?" asked a seedyj
looking party as he entered a restaurant the j
, other day. "Have you trot an eagle on silver?" I
j asked the proprietor. And the conference ad- 1
1 ourned sine die.?San Francisco 1'ost.
Professor, to class in surgery: "The right leg
of the patient, as you see, is shorter than the
| left, in consequence of which he limps. Now.
w Imt would you do in a case of this kind?"
Bright student: "Limp, too."? German Joke. j
Feeble urc! in: "I say. rr.a. my head aches.
I'm going to stay home from school this after- '
, noon." Solicitous maternal ancestor: "Well. !
my dear. I'm sorry. Stay at home and rest. It
j may do you good." Three hours later feeble '
i urchin rushes into the house w ith cheeks aglow. '
! "I tell you we had a nitty game. Eightrvn to
j 15. I played short. Cimme suthin' t'eut."
"You should not have stayed away so long" :
! she said in ley tones as her theater escort
I slid into his seat ten n inutes after the ring-up of
the second act. "Oh! Er?Excuse me?1 met my j
old friei.d Tom in the foyer and"? "Was Jcir*
there t<-o?" was her artiest' interruption os she
turned her attention to th* stage.?Jloatun I'ost.
The Blue Ridge of West Virginia is believed
by the tate Geologist to contain a slumbering
volcano. 'I here is one place of about an acre
in extent w here the ground never freezes and
tlie snow always melts. Vegetation is always
a month In advance of the season. The volcano
1 is believed to be below this spot.
The Chicago j olice arc endeavoring to supI
press slugging tuatcbe*. ~ 1
HarnmnS I.aiett Arhirrfiiiriin Iti
Making People Think Hlack is
\\ kite?\otes about tlie Sacred Bras??
* ^l,wr #*Say for Ibe ^SadiHon s<|uarr
Theater, with Novel Stagre Cficcln
The t.r< nt Waxwork Show a Disappointment?What
Boiling: Water Costs
at Eleluioiiico's?tiossip of the Week,
social Corrwi ondcncc of the evening staii.
New Yore, April 4.
If any impossible doubts hail existed as to P.
T. Barnum s rank as the neatest of show men.
they have been dissipated by the masterful
manner in which he has carried through this
latest enterprise of hls-the capture of the white
elephant. The facts concerning the arrival aud
the appearance of the beast are, of course, ancient
history by tiiis time, the telegraph having
years ago played a sorry trick upon ail newspaper
correspondents when It began to send ahead
the cream and gist of the news and left the correspondent
to make bricks without straw-in
other words, to tell a story which has already
been told. But while the telegraph may have
gi.en much about Toung Talourftr, the extraordinary
animal over which half New York seems
to have gone wild, a little account of my own
impressions concerning him may not be without
interest. In the tlrst place, it does not now rnat..i.m'UT!"13
whether Toung is a genuine white
? pliant, or was manufactured to order for Barnum.
I here are stories current to the effect that
r, o!T'! ,liMn doctored for the American
n.a.ket that he has blacked up all his other
e.f'phants in order to make the new beast appear
v :i.te by contrast, tiiat lie bought *Toung for a
mere song because of these very spots about
which so much fuss is made. etc. It doesn't
matter a penny whetherthese stories are true or
not. 1 lie fact remains that the beast, whatever
iniS'rS88 ? ,or Ilarnui11 about a million
dollars worth of free advertising. Barnum evJtnI!i
\ f nrv ? cou!(1 be n,ad<? Of a white
n .n r n i it bad tried to manufacture one
fii,1"d. He engaged Prof. Doremusto bleach
a Promising subject from among his elephant
herd, and the poor beast was subjected to a
dose of chemicals, inside and out. which had a
tremendous effect-so much so that it became
e\nient that Karnutn's genuine sacred white
elephant would be a dead elephant, aud the
experiment was abandoned Barnum failed to
make an elephant white, but he mav have discovered
since that to have a white elephant and
an elephant that was white was not the same
tiling by any means.
Armed with a card of invitation. 1 presented
myself at the Madison Avenue Garden on Monday
morning last, and was formerly introduced
to Toung Taloung. The first thing that strikes
you is that tiie white elephant is of a dirty mouse
color not much lighter than the other elephants.
Next you notice a number of spots or patches
oi a dull yellowish gray, which disfigure the
animal s trunk, breast and ears. These marks
are the distinguishing signs of a sacred elephant.
according to Mr. Barnum, who declares
loung to be the finest specimen he ever saw of
a pure breed white elephant, all of which mav
be true, for Mr. Barnum will admit in the next
sentence that he never saw one before. If
to be put UP at auction and sold
w ithout reference to his sacred character, he
would certainly go at a low figure as the victim
of some terrible disease. Otherwise the beast
is a good looking animal with beautiful tusks
rL^a about seven feet high, and does not
resent the lannliarities of the hundreds of persons
who want to make sure that he is not
painted Barnum invited all the distinguished
scientists of the city to come and question his
alleged priest who came over with Toung-a
perfectly safe invitation, as not a man in the
town can talk Burmese. Next to the elephant
a band of eleven Burmese musicians excites
wonder by the horrible din they manage to get
2,1b-borns and copper pans. Mr. Barnum
says that the taste for Burmese music must be
cultivated, and tiiat he really likes it, which is
slSiv0dS the0ld gentlemani3 Betting to be
the madison sqiwre's new plat.
Somewhat of a change has come over the
policy of the Madison Square theater. The
goody-goody plays containing nothing tiiat
might bring a blush to the most susceptible
cheek, have brought the little jewel box fame
and fortune in the last four years, but it seems
the public is at last asking for something
stronger, and the management not having done
well wim the last two plays produced?" I)utvM
and "Alpine Hoses"?has determined upon a
new policy. A play by David Belasco, the sta,re
manager of the theater, lias been accepted, and, ;
to tell the truth, the plot does promise a reversal
of tradition in the house?for virtue comes an
awful cropper and vice gets the best of it up to
t. e very fall ol the curtain. The story of "May
Blossom concerns the adventures or a young
woman of that name, who is loved by Kichard,
a mill-owner, and by Steve, one of his hands.
. lay returns Kichard s love, arid pities Steve
1 he scene is laid in Virginia during the civil war'
and the play opens with the abduction of Bich- 1
aid who is arrested as a spy. and is carried off
of Sm ii ?', } teve k"ows wl,at ,ias become
of iiiiii. il,. has promised Kichard to tell May
fi, ,. ailoivs hvr to believe ltichard
i * * u a Jear Mai' marries Steve,
and on the anniversary of the wedding Bicliard
walks in. I lie difficulties of the situation are
s?ilived by sending Kichard back to the battle- f
held, where lie is killed, and packing Steve off
upon an arctic expedition, where he reaps glory. !
lie returns at the end of six years to see his
child, and the woman whom he has so deeply
vou'MV i'n'o, bis arms, saying, "i love
I?*'#' ,y 8lie sh?u'<l love him is not clear,
but stage heroines are queer characters sometimes,
and the curtain is rung down amid genual
rejoicings with not a thought of poor ItSchard
who. as the Impersonation of virtue, has
had a hard time of it all along.
novel stage effects.
As Belasco is stage manager of the theater lie
will indulge in some novel effects. In one scene
Maj and ltichard sit on the sea shore, and Mav
traces upon the sand a picture of true heart's !
entwined. Before their talk is over the tide
rises and washes away the sketch. Tiiat Is one
bit of realism. In another scene a lot of trained
birds fly down upon the twigs of a tree and fly
oil again at the whistle ofthe stage manager. j
booth disappoint ki>.
The theaters are still dull under the double
spell of Barnum and Lent, all except Irving
who is coining money at i;>a seat with "Much
Ado About Nothing," a series of stage picture*
surpassing, perhaps, "The Merchant of Venice." |
I'oor Booth, at the 14th street theater-an interior
house is playing to comparatively small
though paying houses, although the prices
charged are half those of Irving, and is said to
feel the situation keenly-so much so that he
avoids meeting Irving.
^ WAX WORKS t'POX a orand pcai,e.
The great wax-work show ot the Kden Musee
his not turned out to be so much of a wonder
as might have been expected. I went to the
opening last Friday night, along with five or six
hundred other invited guests, who carried a
card nearly a yard square, and saw all that was
to be seen. The principle upon which the
bunding is arranged is to have a Iar?e hall
dimly lighted, surrounded by a great many al'
coves very brilliantly lighted, in which alcoves
the wax wonders are to be seen. As a waxwork
show It is excellent, but it is nothin"
more. ^ ou never forget that it is a wax-work
show, and the atmosphere of a hairdresser's
show window pervades the place. Alon,r the i
sides of the first hall are representations of the
death of tlx; young Prince Imperial at the hands
of two murderous-looking Zulus, who are
about to pierce him w ith their spears Next
you see the late Emperor of the French upon !
his bier at ( hiselhurst, surrounded by members
or the family; and on the other side of the hall
a baptism is witnessed by the German Kaiser
and his numerous family. In the main hall of
tlie Museum is a gigantic work representing a
sj>rt of a state opera box, from which most of
tlie crowned dignitaries of the world look out
upon the vulgar throng of Americans who have
paid half a dollar apleye to enter. In the front
row of the box are President Arthur '
who, from the hands of French workmen,
conies mt looking a good deal like
a foreigner, the Kaiser, the Pope, Oueen Victoria
and I resident (Jrevy, of France. Back or
' unportant personages are massed a score
'ii'',;^',"^r,UOre or 'e98 celebrated, and all daz:
' 7-' ??nreou? uniforms and iewels. Upon a
l.i.itioi m in the center of the hall are Gounod,
't Bernhardt, Mary Anderson, Hugo Pattl
Mmr A uork has been so hurriedly done
p :!ti i! i wa.? not nmch *o choose between
I -ti. Bernhardt and Mary Anderson, the three
ha\ ing apparently been turned out of the same
"J-". I," A'ong the wall opposite the conSS
oi nations, are more cells containing great men
at work-Fulton making the first steamboat
Ku.pp making his first cannon., etc. One cell
was designated on the program as containing
LuiM.it) inventing the electric light, but the
workmen had only began to build up Edi?ou
and hat! finished nothing but his boots.
horrible horrors.
Down below tlie main hall is the crvppof horrors
a sort of dark cellar, from which you peer
into various compartments containing sights
more or less horrible and bloody. In one a body
of lynchers are stringing a poor wretch to a tree;
in uacther the guillotine has just severed tlie
head from a body, while another unfortuate is
advancing to mVet his fate, in another a man
dies under the knout. From a realistic point of
view tills department is the best of the t-how.
for there is little light, and a man who is going
to execution may be expected tto look like* wax.
The figures and lights are ammced with all a
frenchman's dramatic art. But upstairs some
of the "incidents" are a liltle bit ridiculous. No
matter how cleverly the scenery is painted, the
small size 01 the scene-celjs appear, and Napoleon
III. lyinir in state in a cubby-hcle eight
feet square, or the Kaiser' of Germany crowded
with all his family into a ifttleroom of about the
same size, cannot impress one seriously. And
the defect is the superabundance of light. The
public is ailowejl to come within about five feet
of the flmires. so that in ? bright light all sorts
ot impertections are visible. Less light and a
sheet of gauze between spectator and waxwork
might heighten the illusion. Hack of the museum
proper is a large concert hall, which will
be used as a garden. Its connection with waxworks
does not seem to be clear, but the probability
is that some day the Eden Musee will be
simply a gorgeous beer garden, with incidental
wax-works thrown in. It is dottbtful whether
Its income as a wax-works show simply would
pay for the electric light, let alone the interest,
on the fortune which has been sunk iu the building.
the hot water maniacs.
The rage for drinking hot water, which now
prevails with results about evenly balanced, oneI
half of the constant drinkers swearing that it
! does them a world of good, and the other half
that it has broken them, and not their ailment,
ail up, reminds me that one of the late Charles
Delmonico's most delightful jokes was at the
expense of these hot water votaries when the
mania was in its infancy. Most of my readers
! probably know that hot water must be taken as
i hot as one can bear it, a glassful or more before
meals or just before going to bed. Now,
one of the sources ot revenue at Delmonico's
restauraut is the appetizer in the shape of bitters,
etc., which the majority of men take before
dining, and it was, therefore, with soufbthing of
, dismay that this substitution of plain boiling
water was noticed. No charge had ever been
made for cold water at Delmonico's bar. and it.
was hard to see upon what ground a charge
could be made for hot water to the regular patrons
of the house. But Charles Delmonlco was
equal to the emergency. lie caused a placard
to be set up over the bar announcing that owing
to the demand for the hot irater beverage a special
cook had been engaged to boll the water in
the proper fashion, and that it would be furnished
to patrons at twenty-five cents a glass.
To some of the dudes, who thought the price
. was rather steep, Charles said:
( "You see it isn't every man who can boll
; water properly. First, you have to get water
and filter it half a dozen times; then it wants to
! be put in a copper vessel over a hot charcoal
fire and brought to a boil with all its life in It.
i The moment it bubbles serve it. It you take
ordinary water and let it simmer in an* iron pot
over a slow fire it is perfectly dead when it
comes to a boil, not a particle of life in it?only
fit for slops. It isn't every one who knows how
to boil water properly." Then Charles would
wink at his head waiter, who gravely agreed
with every word his master said, and order
some of that steamed water for himself, and in
the end the dudes who value a thing because it
costs money if for no other reason, would rather
pay a quarter at Delmonico's for their boiled
water than get it free elsewhere.
It was Charles Delmonico's mission through
life to show people who had more money than
they knew what to do with how to waste some
of it, and he was always ready for a slydig
at the idiocy ot his clients. I remember
that one day a party of young bloods
called upon Charles for advice. They wanted to
give a dinner in a private room of his establishI
ment which should eclipse anything af the kind
ever given by the jeuneste <loree before, and
j especially it must cost more money than any
previous feast of the kind. Charles made out a
i stupendous menu, which brought the co6t up to
*85 a head for each of the young noodles who
were to partake: but even that absurd sum was
not enough for them. Could he not think of
some more devices for making the dinner cost
i money?
' Well," said Charles, with the utmost gravity,
"of course you might do as at some of the English
clubs, and pitch all the glasses and bottles
into the middle of the table at the end of the
dinner. My glassware is expensive, aud that
; will cost you some money."
| The young men went away delighted, and
that evening about midnight the superintendent
: of the restaurant was startled by a terrific crash
of glass, and rushed up stairs, to find the young
men aiming at the floral centerpiece with Delmonico's
beautiful glasses and the empty bottles.
In answer to his protest he was told that it was
all right?Charles had recommended it, and real
Englishmen did this sort of thing at their clubs.
So why should not sham Englishmen do the
same, as they had the money in their pockets to
pay lor what they called the fun? It is needless
to cay that the bill was considerably larger.
Koscoo Conkling is the object of no little envy
Just now, as having won a practice worth
f 100.000 a year almost at a bound. The Hoyt
will case, in which Mr. Conkling acts for the
daughter of the late millionaire, Jesse Hoyt.
will pay him at least that sum alone, about ten
millions being in dispute. His time is so constantly
occupied that he will not accept cases
where the fees are not large and certain.
Campanini is to give up the operatic stage, it
is said, for the dramatic, and will go back to
study under Salvinl.
An Odd Incident and a Physician's
Warning to Wearers of Skin-Tight
From the Philadelphia Record.
"Here, conductor, this young man's fainted."
The words were uttered in a tone of great excitement
by a stout woman of about 40 years of
age. last evening in a Columbia avenue car. and
as she spoke a slim youth who was seated beside
her in a corner of the car fell forward aud
dropped in a heap upon the straw.
With the assistance of a gentleman the conductor
lifted the senseless youth on to the seat,
and two minutes later, as the car passed a drug
store, pulled the bell-strap, and, followed by
half a dozen interested passengers, five of whom
were women, carried him into the store, where
| he was placed on a lounge iu the back room.
A doctor was hurriedly summoned, and after
a disappearance of about ten minutes the young
man and physician came out of the room, which
had been kept closed, arm in arm. The young
man's face was still pale, and he walked with a
very perceptible tremor.
After a few moments' rest the youngman got
on another car and went away, and the doctor
said: "That is the fourth case this month I have
seen of the deadly effects oi wearingtight trousers;
and had that youngman not been attended
to promptly lie might have been in great danger."
"Tight trousers?" queried abystauder, Incredulously.
"Yes, sir: tight trousers! Why you cannot
imagine how often we doctors have to treat
cases of illness brought on by no other cause.
Take that young man, for instance; his trousers
were at least four sizes too small for him; not
too?nhort. of course, but too tight, and for hours
and hours he had been walking about with a
pressure ot at least 275 pounds to the square
inch on his okxii vivisectori arteries, which are
situated in the calves of the human leg. This
tremendous pressure forces the blood into channels
not able to carry It without undue straining
and although the victim feels no pain he is liable
at any moment to topple over in a swoon,
and unless relief is promptly given a long ami
serious illness is likely to follow. It is a similar
trouble to that experienced when it was the
fashion for ladies to wear very tight sleeves, except
that In the case of tight trousers the material
is heavier, the arteries larger, and the resuit
apt to be more dangerous and difficult to
| relieve.
? ? ? ,.
An Original Love Story.
He struggled to kiss her. She struggled the same
To prevent him, so bold and undaunted;
But, as smitten by lightning, he heard her exclaim!
"Avaunt, sir!'' Aud ofl he avauiiieiL
But when lie returned, with a wild, fiendish laugh,
Showing clearly that he was affronted,
And threatened by main force to carry her off,
She cried, "Don't!" and the i>oor fellow donted.
When he meekly approached, and got down at her
Praying loud, as before he had ranted.
That she would forgive him, and try to be sweet,
Aud said, "Can't you?"?the dear girl recauted.
Then softly he whispered, "How could you do so?
I certainly thought I was Jilted;
But come thou with me, to the parson we'll go.
Say?wilt thou, my dear?" And she wilted.
Then gayly he took her to see her new home?
A cabin by no means enchanted.
"See! llere we can live with no longln$r*to roam.'1
lie said, -shan't we, my dear?" So they shantled:
?Syracuse lit raid.
A Sea Rime.
A careless hullder. high and dry,
Nailed a-plank to a broad ship's side.
The plank was rotten, and by and by
The ship was launched on the waters wide.
Away she sailed lor eastern goals;
But the cargo she carried was huiaan souls.
A happy maiden, as good as gold, ?
Lived and loved at the ocean's feet;
Her heart grew young as days grew old.
And she counted the masts of each uearing fleet.
Brave ships waxed tall on the gray sky s riiu;
But liifVcr the suip that carried him!
?Stulla C. Aikens.
Painted and stained floors are growing in
popularity. Japanese
screen? and panels are much used
for decorative purposes. *
The finest plain white damask is coming in
fashion again for the table.
A Brttermilk Bath for mildewed articles,
afterwards placinar them in the sun, is recommended.
Old-fashioned rag-carpet is to be seen on the
floors of some of the kitchens in some of our
fashionable houses.
Brass poles are used for stair-rods. They !
look effective over a handsome carpet, but are
difficult to keep clean.
Sweet Omelettes, which are only the plain
omelette with a layer of jelly or jam spread over
it before it is rolled, should be dusted with fine
sugar at the moment of serving.
Rome Case.?Rub well into a pound of flour ,
half-pound of eood beef dripping: add onequarter
pound of sugar and one-quarter pound ;
of currants: then one tablespoonful of brewers' j
yeast. Mix as bread, but do not knead; let it
rise till light, and bake in a quick oven.
To make the ebony stain for furniture or mantels,
use tube oil. blue-black, for staining unvarnished
wood. The dull tint gives the surface
required, and is very different from the shining
and varnished effect of jet blac k paint. If the
color sinks in very much, as it will on soft
woods, repeat the process.
The Cheap palm-leaf fans are very much used
for screens, being covered with drawn plush,
satin, or cretonne to form a bag. finished off
with small pompons round the edge at small
intervals, and a large satin bow at the base of I
the handle. They are sometimes hung up I
| against the wall by the side of the fire-place,
j handle upward, and hold a half-opened Japanese
fan fire-screen, or any little odds and ends.
In Rooms where the paper is of one device, the
1 panels of dark crimson, or any color preferred.
' are hung in the form of drapery. In some
i rooms this drapery takes theform of a curtained
window, and it is a most effective mode ol furnishing.
as well a*odd. A full drapery over
the mantel-piece is another mode, while from
the mantel itself curtains are draped and held,
j back, thus making of the mantel from ceiling to '
floor one perfect drapery. Against this bric-abrac
and plaques are placed.
An Excellent Meat Sauce, for use at any
| season of the year, calls for four quarts of ripe
tomatoes, one cupful and a half of red peppers
cut in bits, one cupful of chopped onions, one
cupful and a half of sugar, half a cupful of I
i salt, one pint and a halt of vinegar, one tea- !
j spoonful and a half of cloves: the same quan- \
tity of cinnamon, one teaspoonful eacn of ginger
j and nutmeg. Let this boil for three hours, then j
! bottle and seal, or put in pint cans. If the tomatoes,
onions and peppers are chopped very
fine, it is best not to strain the sauce.
Scrambled Egos with Shad Roes.?When |
you have shad for dinner, scald the roes ten
minutes in boiling water (salted), drain, throw
into cold water, leave them there three rnin-utes,
wipe dry. and set In a cold plac* until
next day, or whenever you wish to use them, j
Cut them across into pieces an inch or more j
wide, roll them in flour and fry to a fine brown. '
| Scramble a dish of eirgs, pile the roes in the
center of a heated platter, and dispose the eggs
In a sort of hedge all around them. A very nice
| breakfast or lunch dish.
! To KeeI* Fresh Fish.?Vinegar is better than !
i ice for keeping fish over night. Housekeepers j
who aro obliged to be economical should go to
j the fish stalls towards evening, and they can, by
putting a little vinegar on the fish they buy,
keep it perfectly well, even in hot weather,
until the next day. and, indeed, the fish is iin|
proved in flavor by this treatment. Fish which
has been kept in ice during the night, and been
j exposed on the shop board during the dav,
: being frequently watered to make it look less
! stale, undergoes changes which destroy both
flavorand nourishment.?London Queen.
Ilow to Cook Water.?"Few people know 1
how to cook water," Charles Belmonlco used to 1
affirm. "The secret is in putting good, fresh
water into a neat kettle, already quite warm. I
and setting the water to boiling quickly, and
, then taking it right off for use in tea, coffee or '
other drinks, before it is spoiled. To let it j
steam and simmeV and evaporate until the good ;
water is all in the atmosphere, and the lime and
iron dregs only left in the kettle, bah! that is
what makes a great many people sick, and is
worse than no water at all." Every lady who
reads this valuable recipe of a great and careI
ful cook should never forget how to cook water.
Fainting on glass is on the increase. Screens
of various heights, the backs of blotting-cases.
i and the fronts ot cottage pianos, as well as ,
many other things, are painted. Even a tall
mirror over a console table could have a lite-size '
j bit of laburnum painted across it; and a smaller
glass, stretching across a corner of a room,
above a writing table, could be partially covered |
with dainty sprays of apple blossom. \Ve saw a
short time'ago a circular piece of painted plate !
glass doing duty as a mat to a good sized j
j caldron, standing at the side of the fire-place. !
j The caldron had a blue painted ribbon and bow
as its decoration, and contained coals. A very
small pair of tongs lay on the top. Some
caldrons are gilded.?American (jueen.
Oyster Salad.?One pint of celery, one
quart of oysters, one-third of acupfrl of mayou)
naise dressing, three tablespoonfuls of vinegar,
one of oil, half a teaspoonful salt, one-eighth
; of a teaspoonful of pepper, one tablespooniul of I
1 lemon juice. Let the oysters come to a boil in
their own liquor. Skim well and drain. |
; Season them with the oil. salt, pepper, and
lemon juice. When cold, putin the ice chest'
j f<?r at least two hours. Scrape and wash the
i whitest and tenderest part of the celery, and, !
i with a sharp knife, cut In very thin slices. I'ut ;
in a bowl with a large lump or ice. and set in j
I the ice chest until serving time. When ready \
to serve, drain the celery, and mix with the j
oysters and half of the dressing. Arrange in !
the dish, pour the remaindei of the dressing |
owr. and garnish yith. white celery leaves.
Rugs on the Line.?The convenience of
rugs and Kidderminster squares is that you can !
take your floor out of doors to sweep and clean. I
instead of having the dust in the house. Do
not. however, hang t in- rugs lor beating on the i
clottas line. That should be kept white and
free from dust. It should always be "taken in" i
1 directly after wash-day and put into its special 1
! bag for the week. Instead of having the whole .
line up, to catch the dust from beaten rugs, f
keep a separate bit of line for this purpose, and
that may hang every day in the week except
wash-day. The amount of dust that comes out
of a Dutch rug or a I'eacedale, to say nothintr
of Turkish, Saxony and Daghestan, well beaten
by vigorous arms and a wicker bat is amazing.
I The bat, if you get one stout enouirh, is much
j better than a stick, which wears the rug; but
I even the stick is an improvement on broomsweeping
indoors, which leaves so much of the
dust to settle back again on all around. Keep
the rug line distinct if you want clean clothes
on wash-days.?1'hiladtlphia Leilger.
Temperature ok Incubators. ? Editor
Evening Star: We have just constructed an incubator
(dry heat), and have some doubts as to
the proper heat that ought to he maintained.
Will you kindly tell us this in your next issue.
Also how often the eggs should'be swetted, and
if it is necessary to keep a damp cloth around
them. A Subscriber.
The heat maintained should be from 103? to
103?, a trifle higher perhaps at the last stages of
Incubation than at the first. The eggs should
be sprinkled for the first ten days once a day,
the rest of the time twice a day, though mauy
sprinkle them twice a day the whole time. The
best way of applying this moisture Is by means of
anatomizer.commonly used by barbers, which can
be procured at almost any druggist's. The water
should be lukewarm. On and after the eighteenth
day it is well to dip the eggs once a day in
water heated to about 95?. A small receptacle
rilled with water should be kept in the egg
chamber to supply needed moisture. The damp
cloth is not generally used.?[Ed. star.
Way Down in Egypt's Land.
From the Evansville Arnrus.
An Evansville drummer was traveling in a
buggy over In Southern Illinois, and stopped
at a cabin in the woods and asked for a drink of
water. A gourd was handed him, and. as he
stood at the well, the tall, angular, rawboned
woman of the house asked:
"Stranger, if it's any o' my business, who
might you be, anyhow?"
I am a Iloosier. madam," the tourist replied.
"Hoosier, eh? oh, yes; one o' them fellers that
peddles socks. Well, we don't want none. 1
made dad a pa'r outcn h;s old gray wool shirt.
I've got a par o' rayther good ones yet, an' Sal'.'II
tote her through till next barfoot time if slu
larns up the heel.-i. Like to bargain with yon.
ut money's money nowadays, an' we kin worr\
through with wa't hose we've got. Wat's t: at?
i'lug tobacker? Wish you'd gimme "bout half a
pipeful of it."
the prixrfss itu?mat bi ospom ?booth a\p
irtvivc?mapam sr.MBrini. etc.
? M. B. Curtis, as Sam'lef I'ost-n, will be at j
the National next week.
? Gilbert and Sullivan's late?t opera, "Princess
lila," will Ik* at Ford's Monday night.
? As American music-lovers were last year
attracted as tar as Germany by the fame of Materna,
Winkleman and Scaria. it cannot l?e
otherwise than an event of more than ordinary
Importunex to have these great artists in this
city. Matema. when the star'' of the New J
\ ork festival, w as pronounced by many not only
superior to Patti, Sembrich and Nilsson. but
even the peer of the great ones who have cone
before?Lind. Pasta and Mai;bran. Scaria holds
undisputab'y the tlrst position among the taxjto*
of the world, and Winkleman is unrivalled in
Kurope, excepting, perhaps, bv Gayarre. Scenes
from " Tannbauser," " Die \Valkure." " Meistersinper,"
"Tristan und Isolde" and " Parsi- j
fal" will be given here. Messrs. Metzerott A
Co.. who w ill conduct the subscription in Washington,
will shortly have elaborate handbooks,
containing engraved portraits of the artists and
translations of the selections.
? The theaters ot Xew York will give benefits
for the Actor's Fund" in Thursday matinee,
April 17th.
? Minnie Falmer was presented to the Frince
and Frincess of Wales during the performance
' My Sweetheart" at the Royal Strand Theater,
London. March 21st.
? Sembrich delighted the New Yorkers with
her charming rendition of Vioktiain "Traviata."
? "May Blossom," Belasco's play, will follow j
"Alpine Koses"' at the Madison-square theater.
It will be presented April 12th.
? A writer in the New York World suggests
that the orchestra play "Home. Sweet Home"
durinsr McCullough's performance of "Brutus,"
which is by the author of that favorite song.
"El tu Brute."
? Miss Cora Tanner, with Stetson's "Princess
Ida" company, is a young lady, particularly
beautiful and possessing a charming voice?a
rare combination.
? Booth's receipts at Haverly's theater, for
his lirst week, were $8,100, and Henry Irvine's
first week amounted to ?12,407.50.
? Nat Goodwin is said to be dangerously ill.
John E. Owens, the Maryland comedian, Is
slowly recovering.
? The Baltimore Sun gives a scene occurring
at the Academy of Music in that city one evening
of this week in which Manager Sam Fort
threatened to eject from the building Mr. Max
Freeman, the traveling manager of the Bifou
company, because Freeman objected to the
intrusion of some gentlemen not connected with
the stage behind the curtain. Mr. Freeman
was undoubtedly right, not only from a professional,
but from a moral point of view. The j
company was largely comprised of ladies, and ,
the stage should be exclusive tor their protection
from annoying attentions which frequently
degenerate into insult and scandal.
? Mary Anderson closes her engagement at
the Lyceum, London, to-night to a large and
enthusiastic audience.
? Rhea goes to San Francisco in May, and
will play at the Baldwin.
? John McCollOughs New York engagement
did not prove as successful as usual.
? Emma Abbott is singing eastward. She
will be in Philadelphia April 14th, and in Washington
after that.
? Robson and Crane will play the "Two
Dromios," in Shakespeare's "Comedy of Krrors,"
at the Cincinnati dramatic festival. April 21st.
? Colonel Maplcson's opera season at the
Academy of Music, New York, w ill begin on
Easter Monday.
? Manager J. G. Alexander will produce his
new comedy drama "Burr Oaks," in Chicago
May Hth.
? Ada Dyas has signed with the Madison
Squat e management tor next season.
? During her spring tour. Miss Helen Bancroft
will use a new version of "Camille," which
follows the original French a great deal more
closely than that of Matilda Heron, which is the
one in general use.
? The Alaska, of the Guion line, which Is due
In New York April 7th, has on board the festival
artists Materna, Winkleman and Scari.
? Three Wagner festivals concerts will be
given in New York Tuesday, April 22d.
? "Lady Clare" will be followed at Wallack's
theater on Monday evening, April 8th, by Mr.
Buynand's "Betsy."
? "Iler Sacrifice has been a failure in New
? Jos. Levy, manager for Mr. Lawrence Barrett,
in a private letter to a friend in this citysays:
* * * "Here are the figures?but how
many w ill believe them?of the clear profits of
Mr. Barrett for tiiis and last season: Season of
1882-'8, of forty-two weeks, $73.0(H); season of
1883-'4. of twenty-nine weeks, $72,000. This
season was cut short on account of European
trip, and also contains eleven weeks run In NewYork
? Au organization known as "The New England
Musical Charitable Association." has been
formed by the theatrical managers of Boston,
its object being to care for sick members of the
protession who derive no benefit from any other
society. It has no connection with the Actors'
Fund society. Eugene Tompkins, of the Boston
theater, has been chosen president.
? Mr. Billy Birch, the well-known minstrel,
survivor of the famous firm of comedians "Birch
A Backus," is to have a benefit at the Grand
Opera House, N. Y., next Thursday afternoon,
April 10th, tendered by the theatrical managers
ot New York and Brooklyn. Birch having been
financially unfortunate, the theater is offered
free of charge. Mr. Birch is one of the survivors
of the wreck of the Central America, commanded
by Capt. Herndon. father-in-law of
President Arthur, who heroically sank with bis
ship after sa\ing all the lives possible among
passengers and crew, in 1858.
? Gounod's "Redemption" was produced at
the Troeadero. Paris. Thursday evening, Aprils.
Gounod conducted, and Mine. Albani and M.
Faure sang.
? Charles Re'ade. the English novelist, who
has been in ill-health for some time, is now said
to be aying.
? Barnum has offered a prize of ?500 in cash
for the test poem on the sacred white elephant,
"Toung Taloung," no poem to exceed fifty lines.
The committee is composed of the well-known
gentlemen judges. John R. Brady and J. F. Daly
and Rev. Robert Collyer.
A Shine For Two For Five Cents.
The New York Sun says: Two one-le gged
young men had theii shoes blackened by a
Bowery bootblack yesterday afternoon. When
the job was finished one of the young men
tossed the hoy a nickel, and the two walked
away. "They're variety actors." the boy said, j
"and regular customers. I make more money
when tliey ain't together, for then I get three
ceuts for a shine."
A boy was sentenced by a Laporte. Ind.. juryto
four years' i nprisonmeut at hard labor for
stealing a suit of clothes. A jury in the same
town aud on the following day gave Henry Augustine
only five years' imprisonment for the
murder ot ills uncle and cousin.
Nearly fifty years ago a woman named Lois
Lyman of Cabot, Vt., began to plait the combings
of her hair into a rojie, It was half an
inch thick and of various shades, the hail having
changed materially during the half century.
When she died a few days ago the rope w as
nearly 100 feet long.
Some heartless wretch caught two cats, tied
them by the tails, and flung them into the cellar
of a Connecticut church. They kept pretty
quiet until about the middle of the sermon,
when they began to complain, and the pastor
sternly remarked, "Will the choir please wait
until its services are required?"
Dr. Otto Krummel of Gottingen, who has been
investigating the area of oceans, estimates the
superficies of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian
oceans at 194.787.425 square miles, and the total
superficies of ail the seas on the globe at 231,
915.905. while the total superficies of the continents
and islauds Be puts at 34,354,950 square
-A novel feature in thedinincroomofa hotel at
Niagara Falls is a colossal mirror, in which the
Falls are reflected in such a manner that the
guests may admire while they eat.
A towel folded several times and dipped in
hot water and quickly wrung, and then applied
over the s?at of the pai'i in toothache or neuralgia.
will general ly afford prompt relief. Head- 1
aches almost always yield to the simultanr.v;
applicatioh ot hot" w iter to the feet ai:?*
back of the neck.
The negroes of northern Georgia are In u_.
commotion over thw presence among them <
female tramp named Mrs- Glauter. She pi
tends to have visions and to tell fortunes. Sn
is treated with irreat respect for several reason.but
principally because she has a habit of firing I
pistols promiscuously when augered. I
V* A-HINOT'iN urv 1M8T OFF1C*
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c*li f.v "Ai.vt ki tsi:r> LBrnaut."
! noi , *r..x\ lor within an,-month they will b?
ent to the IVau Lett, r Offi.v.
units' I.INT.
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Hi?rfoM Miv Motet, 1/ n,-A
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Jenkins Iritie William- L
Johnson ltosa Mrs Wa^b Mrs
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llalcr Si,sari Mm Martin Misan
Ouurtt'iiay l.raee E Tantn,. , I illie
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Ashley 0?-o K Lam C.,h> T
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Lnw, H. nry Lawit-rc Wtu W
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Berlin HI >V.n is (i<-or?re
Barn, s Joseph T M.niti* H.-nry
Buchanan Lt J A Mu.,n H..nu. , 9
Butler Jaincs R M iit.-r Jas
irtf'Jd " t r> Maho,?> Jameo It.-v.
l{olt< r Hon L U Morrison Joiin L lion
Kane Mark Melville Jas
SruT d Mach John Prof
Kurcn ? H M.nitaviK- Z< i<htr<- Mi nsler
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lialv.H-k W s McLaughlin ? has
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CarnHl SAMitt John T> Hon
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F<?ard J X Snyder Jouas Jr
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Fillmore W E. 4 Kcwell J II
Fitzpatnck Wiu Summervill, Jas A
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llatnrarl C,,l Turner Henry
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Hall C H Taylor Jas W
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Henry J H Thomas M
H. tituall John H Taylor Kam'l E
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Jackson Jus E W ise J T
Jackson James 2 Wot IsJin. Jr
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l-.iiur Mr Williams tt \V
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AlveyJuthrf Moore Ho:ace
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Edwd Marshall Mr I'rcst
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Johnson Andrew Walsh Or J K
Johnson Mr Warn u J. s
Lauder J M Wi.lppsJlMack
Mr C Win&t<,u John
Mitchell Harry
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Lemons Marj F Miss Smith Sarah J Mias
Archidel M' L Knuth l?anl
DavisGER?f Wood Mum* Mdfl
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Glj-:n M::ry Stuart Elizabeth
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