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CITY AM) DISTRICT.
RF. U?Y SOW FOR FEE*.
NfarlT Halfn Hundred Yonns Lnwjfn
Graduate from the National I uitersity
. ? The Commencement KvtcNo* at
Foril'tOprra House Last Lvfiiiu;;.
Ford's Opera House presented a gala appearin
ce last evening, the occasion Iwing the commencement
exercises of the law department of
Ihe National University. The stage was literally
covered witii flowers of every kind and ar- |
tanged in Innumerable fantastic designs. Behind
the floral bunk sat the members of the
faculty, tiie graduates, and a few distinguished ;
Eu^st-s. The handsome decorations of the audi>rium
were setoff to advantage by the im- <
ton n^e audience, composed largely of ladies, 1
Which filled every seat in the theater, i
Banners, one l?>r each President, with the
tame in gold letters, hung fr< 111 the walls and
fcallery. Lung streamers reached from the j
wall-"to the center of the auditorium and from ;
T the boxes to the trout of the stage, where they i
met and were held in the beak <>f a mammoth
Kilded eagle, below which was the simple word
judicial" in golden letters. The srallery was
literally covered with banting, the graceful
lb ids of which were pinned with large golden
ttars. From the gallery hanging baskets were
Suspended, adding to the etlect. The boxes and
entrances were draped with the stars and j
itripes. Excellent music by the marine band |
Was interspersed through the evening's j>rof;ram.
Rev. Byron Sunderland made the opennit
prayer, and Juds'e Arthur M;?cArthur, the
f>resident of the faeuity, delivered the address
n his most happy manner. It was lull of good
pointa and was listened to with attention and
interest. Hon. E. John Ellis, ol Louisiana, was
on the program to deliver the address to the
graduating class, but Judge MacArthur announced
that although Mr. Ellis was tinder
promise to deliver the address at the time his
name was put upon the program, he had been
Unavoidably prevented from fulfilling it. At
the last moment, however, one bad'bravely
come forward to relieve them from their difficulty.
and he took pleasure in introducing Hon.
Stunae! Sheliabarger. His address to tiie graduates
was replete with good advice, and he held
the undivided attention of both graduates and 1
auditors. Fidelity was the key note oi" his reinarks.and
he assured his hearers that with that
ats their watchword they could not fail. President
Cleveland was on the program to confer
the degrees, but Judge MacArthur announced
that the continued demands of more important
matters upon his time prevented him from appearing,
and Justice Bradley acted as his substitute.
After the diplomas were presented,
JudgeMacArthur announced.the award of prizes
as follows:?The university gold medal, for the
best post-graduate examination. to Walter M.
Wilson, of Pennsylvania. Mr. Wilson is private
secretary of the Attorney General. The .MacArthur
gold medal,for bestsenior examination,
was awarded to E. O. Leech, of the District of
Columbia, who is a well known clerk in the
Treasury department. The silver ine iai.for the
best Junior examination, was awarded to E. O.
Weller. After the presentation. Hon. John
Goode, of Virginia, the new solicitor general,
delivered an eloquent address to the
medalists, and the benediction was pronounced
by Rev. J. G. Butler, D. I).
The graduates were: Masters of law?Walter
H. Acker. D. C.; Chas. A. Burnett, Ind.; Campbell
W. Bushnell, D. C.; Samuel M.Cutler, Kan.;
Horace W. Eaton, N. Y.; James Giliin, X. J.;
James W. Johnson, Ohio; Frank P. McDermott,
I). C.; Patrick O Farreil, Conn.: Edgar J. Pullman,
Penn.; Thomas G. Steward, 111 - Wattson
Smith. Iowa; Stanton Weaver. Ohio; Walter M.
Wilson. Penn.; Everett R. York. Neb. Bachelor
oi laws?ch;is. F. Bacon. Mich.; Henry S. Berlin.
I>. C.; Uliphant B. Bniwn, Iowa; Edmund II.
Brown. >fd.; Samuel II. Chase, D. C.; Albert T.
Coumbe, D C.j Geo. P. Ihivis, Ohio; Henrv P.
Earn ham. N. Y.; Thos. M. Fields. Penn.; Walter
H. Foss, N. H.; Jas. Y. Hazlett, Iowa; Alonzo E.
Ilelm. ind.: James D. Holman, Miss.; Mellen
C. Hooker. Vt.; Geone V. Jennings, N.Y.; Thos.
T. Knox, Tenn.; George W. Koonce, N. C.;
Frank A. Law. D.C.; Edward P. Leech. N. Y.;
Edward O. Leech. D.C.: Lawson Lindslev, D.C.;
Gustavus B. Mavnadier, D.C.: Perrv G. *Micliener,
Ind.; Wm. H. Myers, Ohio; Geo. F. O Hair.
Ind.: Louis E. Phillips. N. Y.; Edward I. Pool,
N. C.; Daniel Ramev, Penn.; Robert H. Read,
Penn.; Alexander It. Semmes. D. C.; Frank A.
Warner, N. Y.; Chas. H. Williams, Ohio.
Trsasfm of Real Estate.
Deeds in fee have been filed as follows: C. C.
Puncanson to W. S. Hixson, lot 17, block 6,
H. JL's sub. Mt. Pleasant: $375. Anna Bonhnke
V* A P "1. sab- M H. sq. 494: $3,300.
J. M. Johnston to John Miller, part 2, so.
680; f . E. Temple et al., trustees, to C.
Carrlngton and I. Williamson, lots '20 to 23,
sq. 753; $1,816.84. W. B. Hartley to J. S.
tjwormstedt. part 15, sq. S73: 32,027.20. Jannie
If. Crummell to A. Crutchfield. parts 12 and
13, block 30. H. <Jfc E.*s sub. Mt. Pleasant; $250.
H. Mctk)lnes to Ida Mav Pierce, part "Aaron;"
on Marlboro' road; ?2UO. David Mahonev to
C. S. Shreve. part 17, sq. 479; ?7<M?. E. T. Knox
to Charles F. Reed, lot 32. Gnnneli s sub sq.
305:#1 .000. Edmund Caminack to John < am- j
mack, lot 24 and pt. lot 25, sq. 643; $1.4<m>.
Anna Bohnke to John B. Prout. lot II. McGuire's
sob of sq. 494; |3,300. James M. Johnson,
tnistee, to John Miller, pt. lot 2, sq. 5s?n $10.
Bank of Washington to Campbell Carriugton
and Irving Williamson,lots 20, 21, -2'2 and 23
sq. 753; 91.til6.S4. Reginald Fendall to J.
Davenport Wheeler, lot 17. Fisher and Sharon's
ub oi su. 153; j!7,5(K). Thomas J. Fisher ; trustee
for Thomas Sunderland) to-J. Pave&port
wheeler, lot 75, Fisher and Sharon's sub of sq.
153; 93,500. Thomas J. Fisher, jttu-Lue ,Iyr
Thomas Sunderland.) to Kate FettowJ wm el*r,
lot 70, T. J. Fisher's sub of sq. 153; $2,4MO.
Charles C. Duncanson to Wm. S. Hixson, Meridian
Hill iot 17, block 6. Hall and El van's sub;
J375. Jennie M. Crummell to Albert Crutcheld,
Meridian Hill, part of lots 12 and 13,
block 17, Hall and El van's sub: $550. Henry
McGolnes to Ida May Pierce, part of tract called
Aaron," on Marlborough road; S200. Nicholis
Auth to Mary Connors. Meridian Sill, lot 14,
blhck 12, Hall and El van's sub; $l?3Qo.
t
Mop the Flower Thieves.
To the Editor of Tut Evexixo Star:
Cannot something be done to stop the depredations
of flower thieves? Friday afternoon
ome bold thief ravaged the flower bed in front
of my house: and this is not the first time it has
occurred. Probably I will be stopped on the
treet to-day and asked to buy some of my own
flowers. It is rather di-conraging to rear flowers
and then have them stolen if one should
Aappen to leave the window for a few minutes.
Massachusetts Avixue.
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Repair the Pnmps.
To the Editor of The Evening Star:
The action, or rather the want of action, on
the part of the District Commissioners in relation
to the supply of Potomac water, has led
many persons to resort to well water where
the pumps are available. It seems, however
that tiie Commissioners are determined that
Potomac water, whether pure or otherwise
must Inf the drink of the people. Several
pumps, some of them furnishing excellent
water,, among them those at loth and K, loth
and V loth near O street, and 12th and \
northwest, have recently been out of order,and
the Commissioners having refused to repair
them, with the exception^of the first-named,
they are useless. X. Y. Z.
*' *?! ? ?o? Beautiful Trees and Pot"?f
lp luvightlj Telegraph Poles.
Washington, June 3,1885.
To the Editor of Thf. Evexixo Star:
I wi?h to show the inconsistency of the present
Commissioners of the District of Columbia
In allowing the telegraph companies to put up
their unsightly poles, and then turn around and
cut down the beautiful trees on our streets as
they have done in the last two davs on C street
northwest, between 44 and 0th streets, when
there had f?een protests of the prr>|<erty holders
on the street*. If that is the way the present
Commissioners are going to disfigure our beautiful
city, the sooner the President makes a
change the better.
A Citizen or the Square.
The National Game.
MASX bali# yesterday?the chalfpioxship
record.
At Newark?National, 9; Newark, 1. At Trenton,
N. J.?Virginia, 12; Trenton. 5. At Baltim?re?
Baltimore, 3; Cincinnati, 4. At Philadelphia?Athletic,
12; St. Louis, 10. At DetroitDetroit,
4; Chicago, 7. At Brooklyn, N. Y.?
Brooklyn, 2; Pittsburg, 3. At New York?Melsv?*4.
At Lancaster, Pa.?2.
olk* ^ Lancaster, 15.
The follow lug is the championship record:
american association.
Kf T^nl. WS5- ^{zL Won. Lost.
Baltimore 13
Pjtteburg.?21 12 Athletic 13 21
Cincinnati 20 l^Brooklvn 1 j jo
Louisville 18 17 Metropolitan! "ll 22
nationat league.
New York 19 ^5 Boston ^ L?^t,'
Chicago. ? 1H B ^t. Louis ??
Providence.^..15 7 liutlalo ? iPhiladelphia
15 10>D^tr(<;t''""~ 4 ^O
eastern league.
S?n. List. Won Ty-icf
Virginia 18 4 I-ancaster . "i
Trenton. 1 < a Xortolk ? \ >
14 7 Jersev City j ijt
NswarE. 12 lo Wllmin^t/.n "
the True Weight of Jfan.
Prof. Huxley asserts that the proper weight
OT man U 154 pounds, made up as followsMuscles
and their appurtenances, pounds'
skeleton, 24 pounds; skin. lo?, pounds; fat. -j$
pounds; brain. 3 pounds; thoracic viscera
pounds; abdominal viscera, 11 pounds; blood
which would drain from the body, 7 pouuds
The heart of such a man should beat 75 tim. s i
minute, and he should breathe 1ft times a mln
te. In 24 hours he would vitiate l,75o cubic
teet of pure air to the extent of 1 per <-ent?n.
man, therefore, of the weight menttoned.shouhl
have 800 cubic feet of well-ventllated st'-icc
?wUflt,hr?W1"ff b7 ****>" 18 ou?^s <>f
. JOO grains of solid matter, and 4110
pains of cartionic acid every 24 hours, and his
total loss during that period would bed pounds
of water agd a little more than 2 pounds of
other matter.
? ?
Ten Years for Receiving Stolen Goods.
a lialtimorc* d^Hlcr iu sve*
ood-hand cloUiiug, was ou Thursday found
fulity on one indictment tor receiving stolen
goods. He pleaded guilty ou two other charges
?d ??ntcnced to ten years in tiie peuitentUrr.
The goods were the bo.*y of the numer
o?s burglaries perpetrated by tue negro Butter.
? ,
t*J
WAXDERIXO WIIEKLHCX.
A Trip to the Sea by Riryrlints of the
Capital Club.
a p1.bascre jat'xt to virginia beach?
SCENES ON THE WAY?HOW A STEAMBOAT VOCALIST
WAS EXTINGUISHED, ETC.
It was si merry crowd of bicyclers from the
Capital club that boarded the comfortable
tieorge Leary Friday evening, bound for a visit
to Norfolk and the seashore. The threatening
weather ha?l deterred a few from starting, but
those who were on deck paid no attention to
the rain, being determined to have a good
time, rain or shine, and they succeeded admirably.
The men rode their bicycles through the
drizzling rain clear to the v/liarf. Machines
were carefully stowed away along with the
freight, and their owners distributed themselves
about the boat, of which they were given
full possession. Tiie trip down was devoid of
any startling event, and the majority of the excursionists
turned in at a seasonable hour.
They lived to regret it, however, for there were
some peopie aboard with -ut state rooms and
they kept up a racket until a pretty late hour.
The jamding of the piano was interrupted
every now and then i.v a weird refrain of "and
tiie wind blew through his whiskers." emanating
from a sleepless crowd in one end of
the cabin, who seemed desirous of informing
ah the passengers asleep or awake of the fact.
Finally tiie piano janglers and sintrers
became tired out and all was quiet.
When the l>oal reached the Norfolk
wharf there was a delegation of the
Seaside Bicycle club waiting to receive the visitors,
and, with their accustomed courtesy, to
accompany them on their run. The rough
streets of Norfolk had no terrors for tiie wheelmen,
who, reinforced by a hearty breakfast,
were soon picking their way over the pavements,
anxious to be 011
THE SMOOTH SHELL ROAD
leading to the sea shore. A great deal of rain
had fallen, but, nevertheless, the road was in
tair condition, and once upon it the wheelmen
made very gwHl time. They were frequently
forced to dismount, however, to allow restive
horses to pass. These were in nearly all cases
colts, driven by farmers, on their way to town.
Neither wagons nor harness would permit of
any hard usage. The reins were always only
pieces of rope, and the wagons not new "by any
means. The drivers invariably had a pleasant
word for "you all." and expressed regret at
causing so much trouble. The eight miles to
the point where the shell road is crossed bv the
narrow range railroad were made in tifty-llve
minutes; very fair time considering that a' considerable
]>ortion of it was spent in working out
ot Norfolk. Here a halt was called, and in a
tew minutes the train came along and was
stopped. Bicycles were put aboard and the
rest ot the journey to the beach, ten miles, was
made by rail. The whole distance was not
ridden because of the impassable condition of
the latter part of the road. It was too early for
many visitors at the beach and the excursionists
were siivcn a whole section of the hotel to
themselves.
AT THE BEACH.
Their visit was short, but every minute of it
was enjoyed. The immense pavilion adjoining
the hotel lurnished a splendid bicycle. track,
and the riders seemed to enjoy darting about
on their wheels and in practicing the drill in
which the club used to be so proficient. Hex
Smith, who happened to be in Norfolk, joined
the party, and in the evening gave a splendid
exhibition of trick riding. Now that he has
turned his attention entirely to fancy riding on
an upright machine he will soon have ffo equals
in his specialty. Canary can surpass him now.
perhaps, but many of his best tricks were originated
by Hex Smith, who is much the superior
athlete and gymnast, and who will improve
rapidly with practice. lie has bat recent I v
resumed fancy riding, and is therefore not as
proficient as he will be.
A numberof the wheelmen took a ride on the
beach when the tide went down. It was all
right so long as the machines were kept exactly
upright, but the slightest deviation caused a tumble.
One young man was dumped just as a
big breaker came rolling in. and he was completely
submerged, much to the enjoyment of
the spectators. Sunday was warm and pleasant,
and nearly all went in bathing. The surf
was fine, although the water was a little cold at
first. As the men emerged from the bathingmoms
they were carried bodily to the beach
and gently laid upon a breaker. The pranks
that were cut by the most staid of the party
would have astonished their friends.
ALL ABOARD FOR HOME.
At 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon the little train
was boarded for the return to Norfolk. It was
the intention to ride the eight miles of shell
road again, but a rain storm which suddenly
came up prevented it. and the only wheeling
was from the station to the wharf. Just as the
gang plank was pulled in a young man standing
on the wharf remarked, rather abse it ly looking
up at the deck: "I think it will blow through
them to-night.*' A rush was made for him, but
it was too late. The piano started belore the
boat did, however, and there was every prospect
or too much music again. Seated at'tlie instrument
was a flaxen-haired dame >f uncertain
age and faded appearance, who sang every verse
01 every one of Moody and Sankey's hymns in
a voice that was sort of goii" in spots. Kverv
now and then it would swell out and as quickly
die away again.
How THE VOICE WAS HUSHED.
When the passengers could stand it no longer
the Capital club were called to tiie rescue.
Ranged three and four deep around the piano,
they stood apparently in rapt admiration. The
lair singer ot the Leary was in no wise disconcerted,
but, on the contrary, felt complimented.
She plumed her leathers, cleared her voice with
a flourish and was ready to sing anything that j
was mentioned. She would be delighted tosing '
"Dixie." but didn't remember the words, she
knew them, though, when the song had its dav
during the war. lint, then, she couid sing
"tramp, tramp, tramp the bovs."' which would
be verv appropriate the dav after Decoration
day. 1 he singing was excruciating. "Triomp,
trioinp, triomp" was the pronunciation, and
the notes swelled ami died away without regard
to sentiment or expression. The crowd drowned
the voice in the chorus, but it came out even
stronger in the next verse, expressing a feeling
of entire satisfaction on the part of the owner!
Heroic methods became necessary and the
chorus was sung In utter discord. The i>ersistent
musician was finally vanquished and vacated
the piano. It was quietly closed and
can-fully covered. A notice of "closed for repairs"
was pinned upon i; and the concert was
over, for no one dared touch the kevs afterwards.
A WASHINGTON QUARTETTE.
A great deal of amusement was created byfour
well known Washingtonians who had
taken the trip together to Fortress Monroe and
Virginia Beach. At the start one of the partyhad
volunteered for the sake of convenience to
act as cashier. His companions interpreted
every payment as a treat, and were verv profuse
with their thanks for his kind and "generous
hospitality. On the way home they held a
meeting.and adopted a set of resolutions expressing
their appreciation of the hospitalitv extended
them, and their readiness to accompany
the liberal companion on any excursion in the
future that he miiriit desire to make, whether
to Niagara falls or Saratoga Springs. The resotions,
which were framed and tendered in the
most formal manner, were accompanied byfitting
testimonials in the shape of guide books
! <?f summer resorts on the Pennsylvania and
B. and O. railroads. The recipient*was allowed
to spend a restless nlsrht before expenses were
divided up and shared all round. The boat
arrived at ner wharfat about half-past <> o'clock
Monday morning, and was soon deserted. The
bicyclers mounted their wheels anil sped in
different directions to prepare for tiie work of
the day. all vowing to take tiie trip a-ain if opportunity
offered.
Fire KtrnpcM Xeeded.
Tothe Kditorot Tn:: KvksixiiStaii:
While the engineer Commissioner of the District
is investigating and preparing iiis report
regarding the means of escape from the Corcoran
building tn case of fire, as represented to
them by Mr. Allan Rutherford a few days
since, allow me a little space in your valuable
paper to say a few words in reference to the
matter.
The building is six stories hi-hatid is without
a fireescap'pioper in the building. True, there
are t wo stair wax s?one on the nort i end and one
al?>ut the middle; but in ease of lire, say in the
elevator shaft, or any considerable tire in that
neighborhood, it would be practical! v impossible
for those persons in the south "end o. the
i building toescajK:.
There are a great manv occupants in the
building. Including many young girls and
young men. employed principally on t he upper
noor- some oz whom work at "night?and in
case of fire, without any fire-escapes, a re|?etitionofthe
recent Cincinnati horror would be
j the probable result, i have been a witness to
. such heartrending scenes, and in the cause of
humanity appeal to the Commissioners to enforce
the law and require the neccs-arv p rmanent
fire-escapes Ut be placed on the building.
^ Humanity.
" Jesnw \H/areinis Rex Jrnl.-cornni."
fTlie following poem of the well-known poet. Franf
1*1'*' iifcs Jam i: r, .vrittcn oil 1 v a ijiior' time
{> fme bwdea.b, and is now for the'first ume nuotisti
.1. ami A til.au it > ;d>t, be prided by his many
mends here and elsewhere.]
In the gray twilight of a dreary morn.
A prisoner stood, defenceless and forlorn.
While, to a Koimui Judge, with boisterous breath.
His fierce accusers clamored lor ML, d-atli.
It whs The Christ, rejected and abused ;
1 'ie Kin,; of Kings. His aoveiei^n claim refused;
T he Hon of t;od. abandoned and betrayed.
An Outcast, in the world which He had made.
It was His chosen people whose demand
That timid JudKe wm powerless to withstand ;
And. while their baseless charges he denied.
He gave their Victim to be crucified.
His chosen people ! Those He loved and blest;
Whoa* little one? He folded to Ills breast:
M ho cried more fiercely, as unmoved He stood,
On us, and on our children, be His blood !"
Oh, Holy Saviour ! May Thy grace reverse
The dreadful Import .if that reckless curse
And. o:i their ctibdren.-Thy atonement prove
T1m? Blood of Sprinkling, through Redeeming
Wv?! y
fkancii dk iiau jaxwiib
Philadelphia, July iw. .
AMATEUR ORCHESTRAS.
Thow Thai CxIhkhI Before the Present
(ioor^otown Organization.
the performers who tlayed under thx
leadership of koppitz a.n'd benkert?
progress op musical culture in washington?great
need of a music hall.
"Yoa are doing a zond work In compiling the
histories of the various musical organizations
that have been formed in the District," said a
prominent musician to a Star reporter, *'and
the musical people appreciate it. The publication
of these sketches shows the gradual development
ol musical taste here, and the pro
eross that lias been made in the art. But the
association of amateur instrumental performers
dates back of the period you fixed in the
sketch of the Georgetown Orchestra."
"How much earlier?" was the query of the reporter.
"Well, as near as I can remember, it was sometime
in 18(?*J that a quartette, consisting of Mr.
Will Gunnell, who was a brother of Dr. Gunnell.
surgeon generhl of the navy,a Mr. Noyps,
liarrv (Sherman and Mr. Hotlinann used to assemble
weekly at the residence of Mr. Gunnell,
at the corner of 20th and G streets, to practice
concerted music. Mr. Noyes played first violin,
Mr. Gunnell second violin. Mr. liotllnann viola
and Harry Sherman the violoncello. These ecntlemen
continued their practice, being wjmet
iines joined by others for about two years, and
their proficiency Induced the formation of
the fi (1st amateur orchestra,
which took place in 1804, and was under the
leadership of Koppitz, who, at that time, had
charge of t tic orchestra of the National theater.
Koppitz himself was a flute and piccolo player
of considerable prominence, and he had a very
tine orchestra at his command. The new organization
was largely composed of amateurs,
together with the. theater orchestra and other
professional musicians. It was but short lived,
and died out after an existence ofa tew months.
It gave 110 public performance, although it held
regular rehearsals lor pntctice each week, aud
these were frequently attended by the triends
ol the performers in large numbers."
the pioneer performers.
Further investigation showed that this first
amateur orchestra included in Its membership
Messrs. Gunnell, Noyes, Fouche and Geo. K.
Finckel, violins; Samuel Carnsi and Geu. Gerhardt,
violas; Harry Sherman aud Henry Kberbach,
'cellos; Henry Fries, double bass; Benisch,
clarionet; Schntter, Justh and RodCrlguez,
flutes; McNamec, cornet; Jno. B. Woodworth,
horn; Mr. Sousa, sr., the fat her of the
present leader of the Marine band, trombone,
aud Ed. Droop, drum and cymbals. Their
meetings were iirst held in C'arusi's saloon, uow
i lie Thi.':iter Comique, but they subsequently
removed to Temperance hall, on E street, now
Marlni's hall.
scattered into small parties.
After the tailure of this first attempt at an
amateur orchestra the amateur performers
seemed to split up into little parties, and several
trios, quartettes, dtc., were formed, so that,
although all the amateur musicians were not
united under one leader or in one organization,
nearly all were found playing in some oue of
these small parties.
Perhaps the largest catherings met weekly at
the residence of l>r. W. G. Pope, who was himself
an enthusiastic musician, as was also his
wife, and it may be said that the nucleus of an
orchestra was nursed by Dr. Pope and his wife
from the encouragement they extended to
amateurs to meet once a week at their home.
Among those who availed themselves of this
weekly practice were Weiler, t^uiu. Pearson,
Moorhcud and Fouche, violins; Geo. Finckel
aud Delacamp, viola; Dr. Poije and Eberbach,
'cellos; Adams and McNainee, cornets; Schutt
1 r, flute; Wood worth, horn; Fries, double
bass; Dr. Kimball and Mrs. Pearson, piano.
This practice continued for years, and, in fact,
s<tine of those who in the early days found so
much pleasure still gather at Dr. Pope's residence
and indulge in an evening's enjoyment
of instrumental music.
the next attempt
at an amateur orchestra was in 18G7, with
George Felix Benkert as the moviug spirit.
Benkert was a finished pianist aud an excellent
musician generally. lie possessed great enthusiasm,
and tlie orchestra that was lormed
largely through his exertions performed some
excellent work under his leadership. As near as
can be ascertained the following were among the
members: Weiler, Pearson, Jolin P. Sousa,
Kickhoefer, sr., Burr, Hotl'man aud Billiard,
violins; Finckel. Gen. Gerhardt and Dr. Kimball,
violas; Eberb ich and Julius Ulke, 'cellos;
Fries, Droop and Tyler, double bass; Justh and
Schutter, flute; Benisch, clarionet; Wood worth,
horn, and Henry Ulke, tympani. The rehearsals
were held over Ellis' music store, and during
the existence of the organization i! gave
three concerts, one at Odd Fellows'hall aud
tw>? at Lincoln hall. These were all well attended,
and the orchestra received warm praise
for its work. Notwithstanding its apparent
prosperity tliis orchestra lasted less than two
years, and then the players divided
up into small bodies again, and there
was no attempt made to form another amateur
orchestra uuUl the Georgetown organization
sprang into existence. Many of the players In
this present orchestra performed under Benkert
and under Koppitz, aud hope that they have
now found rest in an orchestra which is destined
to exi>t for many years. During the life of the
Benkert orchestra it gathered together a large
and valuable collection of music, to which the
Georgetown orchestra legitimately fell heir.
The number of trios, quartettes, ie., that have
been formed and had longer or shorter lives
can hardly be told. As musical knowledge
increased in the District large accessions were
made to the amateur performers, and friends
would meet together for practice and mutual
improvement. The chamber concerts that were
given under the auspices of Anton Gloetzner
at Muriui's hall two or three years ago, proved
the high proficiency which had been attained,
and though they did not yield great pecuniary
success, snowed the rapid progress that musical
culture had made here in the past twenty
years.
musical growth of washington.
"Washington," said Prof. Kaspar, "has grown
more rapidly in musical intelligence and taste
than any other city in the country. I know
from my experience as a teacher, and other
teachers will bear similar testimony. Five
years ago there was only one lady in this city
who played the violin, now I have fifteen girl
pupils, and other teachers have many female
scholars. There is a large yearly increase in the
number of those who desire "to become proficient
upon various musical Instruments, while
those who seek vocal instruction are more
numerous each year. There is no reason whv the
national capital should not ultimately set the
standard of musical excellence."
a music hall needed.
"But what is greatly needed," he continued,
"is a music hall of sufficient proportions to give
large orchestral concerts, oratorios, &c.; a hall
onilt with social reference to its acoustic qualifies,
where the best effects of musical effort
may be produced. There isn't a musical organization
that would not aid the project to build
a music hall to the lull extent of its power, and
l lie Wagner society has already offered !?1UU to
start a subscription. It can hardly be accomplished
in that way, however. Some public
spirited citizen, or two or three of them, will
have to undertake tho erection of a suitable
building and trust to the future for reimbursement
of the outlay, for I believe that an enterprise
ot that kind would ultimately yield a
handsome revenue in the increased number of
musical attractions that would come to this
city."
* *
A Sonnet and n Nong of Jnne.
Written for The EveningHtak.
blackberry bloom.
\\ itli black berry bloom the woods and wolds are white;
Like drills of snow h gleams along the hills.
And to the boscage bowling o'er the rills
And dusky valleys lends unwonted light?
An earlh-borii galaxy, like tliut of night,
Whose sofU-netl splendor half tiie mid-heaven flits;
Or, fringing fields the careful tarmer tills,
It streams a wind-waved meteor on theslght.
Methinlts the wild, winged minstrels pipe and flute
Prophetic praises of this living snow.
That soon will melt, disclosing emerald fruit,
Which summers' sun to ebony will transmute.
Luscious and full of Juice?a tempting show?
Utuded by many an insect's tinkling lute.
The Rom.-'To .
The nir is filled with the scent of the rose,
And my soul Is tilled with the thought of thee ;
Than that no flower more lovely blows,
a iid the rose of ntnidens art thou to me ;
The swelling bud in thy iips? in those
Sort cheeks of thine the full bloom, i see :
i tliii.k of tnee w hen i view tne rose?
i think of the rose when 1 look ou thee.
My queen art thou, and the whole world knows
That queen of the lloral race is she ;
While round the earth tu her orbit t-oes
The rt.se will retain her sovereignty ;
Aud my heart, while thine image memory shows,
Thy loyal liege w jll rejoicing be :
i think of thee when 1 view the ruse?
1 think of the rose wheu i look on thee.
June 3, lbt>5. \V. L Uuoexakkb.
? ?
Should be Extended Beyond tbe Municipal
itoundarlcM.
To the Editor of the Kvhnino Stab:
Washington is becoming everv year a more
popular and prosperous city and is fast Justifying
the foresight of those who laid it out in the
admirable manner which adds so much to its
attractiveness. But already the city Is overleaping
its municipal boundaries and new
streets are being opened which will In time
form populous suburbs. It was to be expected,
and facts prove that private land-owners would
not continue to extend the same system in
their additions to the city without official regulation,
and the government should takestensas
soon as possible to prevent tbe new thorough*
fa?-es being laid out haphazard and to enforce
the extension of the unrivalled arrangement in
the city Itself. After all, the boundary is merely
aroltrary, aud on every account the elty plan
should be carried out at least to the limits of
the District ol Columbia U not farther. Every
year that this is delayed It will become more
expensive and impracticable. Already in the
case of Mount Pleasant and other suburbs receutly
built upon it Is impossible, and will be on
every side if not soon taken in hand, at least
without fubulous outlay. X.
WOODED XAXTEL.8. <
One of the Features of Modern Interior
Deeorallon-An Improvement Vpon
the Womlwork of the KliEabethnn n
A* e?Some of the Houses in Whieh i
Elei;ant Mantels Have Been Placed.
"Fancy wooden mantels have been taking 1
the lead in popularity for some years now,'' \\'
said a dealer in mantels to The Star man the ti<
other day, as ho leaned on the broad shelf of of
one of the handsomest of pieces of his own w;
handiwork, and glanced admiringly at the in
highly polished, carving or looked at his of
features in the heavy beveled glass. "Most of i>
the fine houses built now have very expensive be
mantels, made of t lie tlnest quality of woods, ut
They are not the tall painted affairs of a hun- ig
dred years ago, with their black groved sides <
and little narrow shelves away out of re
reach. Some persons who affect old fashioned
airs have mantels of the J11
Queen Anne or Elizabeth pattern put in their Y1
bouses, but they are generally made of a very Al
much better quality ><f wood than it would have
paid people of that age to have used. But the w!
most popular mantels are made after new designs,
the pattern frequently being drawn ex- -
clusivcly for the one house by the architect de- S<1
signing the building. Some are plain and J*'1
heavy, but the most of them are very elaborate.
They are made of the tlnest woods, highly pol- ('1.
ished, and they are essentially a part of the fur- Al
niture. Mahogany, rosewood, oak, cherry and Wl
ash are the most used. Cherry is used more oli
than any other wood because so many different
shades may be had.and it takes a beautiful rich i
polish. We can make as many as twelve dif- .
ferent shades in it. Mahogany tuici rosewood *11'
are the most expensive. Quartered oak?that ha
is oak cut so as to show the quarter grain? us
makes up beautifully." vc
"Very few of the modern mantels, you see,"
he continued ai'ter a short pause, during which 1
lie took a lot of drawing out of'his desk and tli
laid them before the scribe. "Very few oi'tho^e xi
you see stop at the shelf, as the old fashioned gc
ones do. Scarcely any are made wit hout the
mirror of heavy plated glass, and a pile ot little w<
fancy shelves for1 ornaments. Some of them to
reach almost to the ceiling, and the shelves, aj
too, are very broad. Sometimes, instead of the
pile of shelves or brackets, they have a set of se
little cabinets with little beveled glass mirrors !U
in the doors, fastened with lock and key, ju
almost as handsome as jewel caskets. The eo
pillars and lace are generally carved in some jU
rich design." c?
"Are there many houses in Washington with xi
fine mantels ?" asked the scribe. -tr
"Yes. Nearly all the new houses of any pre- to
tensions have wooden mantels, but they are not tu
all particularly handsome. Many, however, w]
have very elegant mantels, some of which are
almost as expensive as any article of furniture th
in the room. About the handsomest mantels I tl>
have out in any house in this city are those in
Win. M. Gait's house on Vermont avenue. They
are of solid mahogany, and cost Mr. Gait about w
S tOO a piece. Some very line mantels are going tr;
to be put into t lie house Judge Richardson is gC1
building for his son-in-law. Dr. Magruder, at
18th and H streets. One will cost ?2">o and the
other S'200. Mr. Gait's Connecticut avenue
house, though it was built some years ago, is d?
finished with some very handsome wooden sit
mantels. Mrs. C. B. Key worth's house o?i tr
Rhode Island avenue lias some 9*200 mantels ja
in it that are very handsome. Anthony Pol- th
lock's house, lTtii and l streets, is another that st<
is well furnished in this respect. Col. Ander- wi
son's house on K street is intentionally plain,
though rich In its internal finisn, and A1
the mantels are old-fashioned and Tl
plain in design. The house of ex-Senator ri>
Pendleton, the new minister to France, which iio
is now occupied by Secretary Rndicott, is not as m
elegantly finished insi<le as one might expect w;
from the external appearances. The wood work so
is poplar, and the mantels are not particularly t\\
elaborate. The next house, that of ex?Secretary xi
Robeson, is handsomer in this respect. Tlic w<
house of Mr. Van Wyck 'brother of t lie Sena- }n
tor), at the corner of 18th and IT streets, has m
beautiful mantels, as has that of Senator Me- re
Plierson, on Vermont avenue. The mantels in c;?
the house (.'apt. Wheeler is building on tiie (.-or- p;]
ner of 16tli and K streets will be very fine, and
Senator Palmer will not spare expense on those ,
in his new brownstone house oil K street, opposite
MePherson square. th
"There are lots of other fine houses, with ex- xi
pensive mantels. I might mention if I could
think of them,' lie added, as he placed liis
drawings back in the desk, and led Tm: Star
man back to look at a line cherry mantel reach- ar
ing almWst to the ceiling. "Pretty large prices xi
are paid even by builders of ten or twelve thou- UI
sana-dollar houses, and even some of the new p|
office buildings, such, for instance, as the 'Kel- (_n
logg,'are furnished with hardwood mantels.
The average price for these is from ?80 to m
?150." aI
w
A CI'KIOI S SHOP. g(
o11An
Odd Wan and His Siran^e Collection ie
Af Will Debris?ICelief for Person's Who g'
Have Lost Their >'ij(ht Keys.
Six flint-lock horse-pistols, a tin weathercock
with its tail gone, a small section of lightning- ,-j
rod, a bunch of big iron keys, a dented tin horn, u|
the llneh-pin of a wagon, three links of a chain, j"
a broken chair leg, half of a fishing-rod, nutn- ^
berless broken bolts, rusty screws, nails and to
little scraps of brass, lead, iron, tin and all sorts oi
of odds and ends and parts of tilings, was the ni
stock on display in the big glass show window j.'(j
of a dingy little store that stopped m
The Star man as he passed through one fo
of the back streets'the other day. Alter taking gt
a casual inventory of the stock, and becoming J*
satisfied that there was nothing in the window
that anybody would bay, or even aBillygoat
would eat, lie stepped inside to learn something r,'
of their use from the dealer. The store was a . ;
reproduction of the window, on u grander
scale. It was quite a large room, one-half of jj
which was given up to tiie heavier class of J?
goods, such as a broken bed post, a few feet of :'
rusty gasnipe, split all the way down, a small
section of iin iron fence, an anvil, and a thousand
and one things of like character. On the
other side was a row of glass showcases,.ar- Tl
ranged as they might be in a jeweler's shop, nf
though not so well kept. In these was the col- f
lection of smaller articles, bits of wire, rusty
screws, small fragments of brass, old cartridge ei
shells, clock works, pieces of keys, bits of wood y}
that looked as it" they might at some Tl
time have been the part of some- IK
thing. Everything was in a fragmentary ot
condition, and some of the bits were so small M
that they did not suggest what they might be hi
pieces of. The only things that seemed to be all r(J
there were some keys and a few fishiughooks. st;
The stock seemed to consist of a collection of K'
the fragments of every kind of ware, metal. K
wood, or crockery, that- was ever made and b<
broken. They were all arranged in the case as Ul
it they were attractive wares to tempt pur- er
chasers. in
"Who buys your wares?" asked the scribe of er
the proprietor, who came reluctantly forward, or
wiping liis hands on his apron and scowling, as ^
if he did not like to be disturbed. He was a 1"
thin, cadaverous-looking person, with a frag- "J
meiitary air about him, as if, like his goods, he; K
was only a part of the original design. "Who J*'
do you find to buy your curious wares, and Tl
what use arc they put to?" asked the scribe, ni
smiling blandly and becoming very much in- rV
terested in the head of a brass tack that had no K
tack on it. ir
"Nobody," was the short reply. cl
"Oh, you don't sell; you buy?" suggested The &
St a k man. th
"No." And the dealer eyed his questioner ai
j suspiciously. m
"You seem to have an immense stock in your n<
show cases," insinuated the scribe, looking ad- u'
miringly at the big glass case. "What do you w
do with it?" bt
"Don't do nothing witli it," he replied, moving
closer to the ciise and keeping a keen eye
on his treasures.
"I5ut how did you ever get such a remarkable ,
collection?" pressed The Star man. "
"Didn't get 'em." gi
"What? sc
"They just happened; kind o' came there." if
"How did they happen??" started tiie scribe. ,
But the dealer broke liini off with: ai
"I don't know." ca
"Have you any business in connection with l><
this?" again asked The Star, with a concilia- P1
torv smile, intended to soften even a scrap-iron
man. c:
"I mend locks, too, and replace keys." ?i?
"Night keys-.'" suggested the scribe, grasping S<J
an idea. w
"Yes." cc
"People lock themselves out of their houses, tr
lose their night keys, and have to come to vou
to let them in?" vl
"Yes, lots of 'em. They are always doing it." C{1
"Do they drag you out of bed at midnightor ni
in the small hours In the morning to break into
their houses for them? Don't the police ever
mistake you for a burglar and??"'
"Hold on," cried the dealer; "thev don't do Fl
that. I don't ailow it. I won't work at night.
When folks gets locked out at night I make m
them walk the streets till morning "it they de- I
pend on me to let them in." tu
"Then people come to you to open old strong 111
boxes full of valuable papers. Haven't you hi
opened lots of curious old chests for folks who n.
had lost their key?'' insisted the scribe
"I have opened lots of satchels and trunks "
was the matter-of-fact reply. "I don't know JY
nothing 'bout no valuable papers." "
"Do you rent this store expressly to keen this "
collection in?" a
"Yes. that's my business." And the dealer
watched the scribe as he went out, to see that he
didn't take anything. .
4#^ tl
tl
Ross Challenges Courtney and Conley. fi<
Wallace Ross, the oarsman, has Issued the IV
following challenge to Courtney and Conley: "
" I will select a man for a mate and row double ii
Peter H. Conley and Charles EL Courtney double n'
ou any suitable water in the United States or tl
Canada fqr $1,000 a side, the race to take place ?
in September. Couiey and Courtney can name a
the distance. If they accept this challenge let w
them send, without delay, a forfeit of M*2d0 to *1
Hamilton Bttsbey, at the Turf, Field and. Farm.
who will act as stakeholder. Any distance thai
they name will suit ine. In
*UI row, single sculls, Charles E. Courtney
flrom two to five miles, for ?1,000 a side, on any
good water, providing that Courtney will de- J.
posit $1,000 with Hamilton Busbey, to be forFelted
a charitable institution to be named
by the stakeholder in case Courtney does not in
start against me. I make this stipulation for
the reason that I want to make itc6st Courtney
something should he resort to his usual tactic*
and disappoint the public. Wallace ross." "
I>uring the voyage of the steamer Caspian W
ftx>m Baltimore to Liverpool Chief Engineer
Browne disappeared and is supposed to have Pi
jumped overboard. ?
OUR BLUE?JACKETS IX KOREA.
iiw Oat rases on the American Flas
Mere Avenged by Admiral Rodger*. j
ik 8torv of the expedition as told by an
i*-marink?how the brave but poorly
a.rmed koreans wkre routed bv a small j
force.
"I see by the papers," wild Policeman Daniel
illiams to a Star reporter, "that all the par ulars
have at last been learned about the loss i
the American schooner Sherman in Korean
iters in 1800. It made very interesting readie
to me," he continued, "for I was a member
the expedition under Admiral Rodgers in
>70-71, to Korea, to try to learn what had
come of the Sherman and to avenge the firing
>on the Shenandoah, which went to Korea in
508 for the same purpose."
"You must-have been very young," said the
porter.
"I wasn't of age then," was the reply. "I w:is
iruimner boy during tiie war, having entered
e army when I was only twelve years old.
fter the war was over I enlisted in the marine
rjis. and was a drummer on the Colorado
lien that vessel sailed from New York in 187<)
itii sealed orders. We arrived at Nagasaki
ay 12th, 1871, and the vessels of the Asiatic
uadron proceeded to Korea together, for there
is no use sending a single vessel there. That
id been tried. The squadron under command
Admiral Rodger* consisted of the Colorado,
laska, Beneeia, Monocacy and Palos. We
,>re the remainder ot the mouth in making
ir way into
the korean waters.
They were almost unknown to us, and we
id to make surveys as we went along. We
id a chart that helped some. It was given to
by the French. You see, in 180S, a French '
ssel went up the Seoul river tosee about some
ench missionaries. They were received by
e Koreans, but nearly all were beheaded. J
jose who remained with the ship managed to
t away, and made this rude chart.
We came to anchor May 10th at the snuth st
entrance of Korea, having 125 miles yet
go to reach Boise island, our destination,
1 of which had to be surveyed.
.Viler anchoring at Boise island there were
veral Junks in sight. A boat was lowered,
id, with an interpreter,was sent within speakg
distance of one. The Koreans on the junk
nsented to communicate with us, and the
nk came alongside the Colorado. The natives
me aboard and were shown tlintagh the ship,
ley were greatly astonished at the armament
?d heavy guns. From their dress we took
ok them to be ollicials of rank. Their cosine
was white, the higher officers wearing
liite silk of a very superior quality. Thvv
It the ship finally ou friendly terms, hoping
at we intended them no harm. The next day
0 admiral received
a communication from thf. kino,
liicli said, 'there was a man from your couny*
came here to form a treaty, lie was told to
> away, and he did so. Why can't you do the
me? We don't want any intercourse with
>ur country. You come thousands of miles to
(stroy our land and people. Do you come for
tisfaction for the .Sherman? Her people were
ealed well and protected until they broke the
ws of our country by committing piracy, and
en they had to suffer death. You have the
>ry, and 1 will hold no further intercourse
ith you.' Two days following a surveying 1
irty was sent out under Capt. Blake, of the
la.ska, to make soundings up the river Seoul,
lere were tortitications on both sides of the
irer, and when about nine miles irom the 1
ct the party was fired upon from them. This
cant that we were to go no further. The fire
is returned with effect, and the natives were 1
on driven fixim the works to the woods. In
"enty minutes not a Korean was to be seen,
le party rejoined the ship, and preparations
re made tor active operations. The natives
the meantime busied themselves inthrowg
up breastworks. On the 7th of June a Ko- i
an junk came alongside with a boat load of i
ttle, poultry, eggs, <Jtc., as a present, accom- i
mied by (
a rkquest to go away. * 1
rhe admiral declined the present, remarking
at he had enough provisions to hist a year. ,
ie visitors immediately departed and were <
on out of sight. Haversacks made in six l
lys, canteens, sixty rounds of ammunition,
id two days' rations were issued to the men. 1
ie landing force was to consist of 500 men 1
iderCapt. Kimberlv. The weather was sitny
perfect. I never saw such beautiful days.
1 the morning of June loth the Palos and
onocacy weighed anchor and towed thclandg
party. When about five miles from our
icliorage a Korean junk was seen not a great
ay oft, and one of t lie launches was ordered to
i over to find out what she wanted, as she was '
ring a liag. The interpreter brought back a
Iter to the effect that they wished to apoloxe
for (twilling our flag, but no notice was
ken of it. The natives soon opened tire on
ie .Monocacy, which was ahead. The lire was '
turned with great slaughter. At noon the
ices commenced landing. The ma- i
nes landed first, and then advanced
x>u the fort, but as there appeared to be no .
ie in or around it they waited for the main
nly. Our binding place was nothing but a '
ud flat, and we >tu<-k in the mud nearly up 1
our waists, and it took us some time to get
it. The artillery was almost buried in the
ud. It was lucky that the enemy had related
to the woods and left the fort and its
nlents in our hands, for the men were all
ueh fatigued with their exertions. In the
rt, which we designated as No. 1, we found
ins of various kinds, ranging from 8 to 02
>unds, all made fast to tri es. We went into
.nip there for the night. We broke camp the
>xt morning and proceeded to attack fort No.
but there was not a soul in it. We destroyed
e fort and spiked the guns and then proeded
towards tort No. 0, which was the mo- t
iportant defense of the Koreans, and at a disnce
seemed bard to take. The Monocacy was
>ing good work sending grape and canister
to the center of the fort. We signaled to be
rel'ul of their shooting, as we were going to
charge the fort.
ie order was given to charge, and in less than
> time we were inside the fort fighting hand
hand. The guns and other weapons of the
leniy were of old style, and were not very
lective. There were no heavy guns inside,
ley were all down on the river front lashed to
>rt holes and trees, and trained only to fire in
ie direction While entering the tort Lieut.
cKce fell with a bullet and a spear through
sbodv. The enemy saw that their time bad
niie, but yelled defiantly, and rolled heavy
unes upon our boys. A few of our men were
lied, and about thirty slightly wounded. The
oreans killed in and around the fort num red
240. Twenty-five wounded and twenty
ihurt Koreans fell into our hands as prison's.
The enemy could be seen living far back
to the country, leaving their homes and propty
in our hands. There wasn't a woman
child to be seen in the country
ro camped therefor the night, taking every
re caution against a surprise. We were not
lolested, and in the morning we could see tiie
oreans emerge from their hiding places at a
stance, and in groups watch our movements,
ie officers were satisfied with the punMient
inflicted upon the natives, aud the force
embarked, being watched by a large force of
oreans. Tiie prisoners were put in single
r>ns, for they were very desperate and needed
ose watching. The Koreans numbered nearly
OOO, but their reinforcements were so cut off
tat they did not number more than 5?>o at
ly one place. They were si very brave set of
en and fought like devils. They were all
*arly exactly the same size, not very tall and
1 dressed alike. Had they been 'provided
ith better weapons they would have made a
tter fight. After we rejoined tiie fleet the
imiral did not know what to do with
the prisoners. So
he communicated with tli* native officials
{ posting a letter on a board stuck in the
ound. It was taken and answered in the
imc way. The admiral was told to kill them
he wanted to, but he didn't, and st^it them
1 ashore. About that time a Korean junk
une alongside the Colorado, the people on
>ard claiming to be Christians and asking for
otection. The Koreans, they said, were luurjriug
all Christians, and overlO.OOO had been
cecuted in the past three months. Their re,iest
Was granted and their junk was burned,
?that there would be no trace of them. Tliey
ere taken to Cheioo, whither the fleet pro eded.
I suppose that the present friendly
euty with Korea resulted from that expedion,
which was followed by Admiral Shuieldtls
sit. It's a good thing to know that any Amerm
vessels that get into Korean waters will not
ieet with the fate of the Sherman."
Outdoor Life for Women.
rom Vlck's Magazine. \
The redemption of woman's health, I am
iore and more convinced, depeuds on their
iking to outdoor life and activities. Reading
igh-class memoirs which are in every one's
inds nowadays, of the Caryles, the Sterlings
id F. D. Maurice, one is distressed to hear the
mtinual story of weak health, and women
ho, brought face to face with the realities of
ie, immediately droop, languish' and aie a long
me dying. If they have a house to keep and
share of the actual work, like Mrs. Craigenuttock
aud Chelsea, they sicken mysterijsly,
and their life is a time ol wrestling with
tiusehold affairs, alternating with refuge on
ie sofa, or months in the doctor's hands, in
lat wretched, unimprovable state which Justied
the sigh of a much-tried husband who
wished his wife would get better, or somedug:"
Have I not, through the ignorance of
ty day and generation, wasted life enough
i attacks of the familiar household demon,
ervous prostration, which only vanishes op
lrning the patient out of doors. Twice ana
jaln, friends have looked pityingly on me as
x)d as gone, but taken out of doors ten hours
day, as good (or nothing e.se, sun and wind
ronght their spell of healing, and health came
fain. Henceforth no more indoor life than
lust be for me, and I would urge other women
> fashion their lives so as to spend them more
i the open air.
Hot George's Eveaiif.
rom the New York 8on.
Her head was pillowed on his breast and look*
ig up in a shy way she said:
"Do you know, dear George, that "
"You mean dear James, I think," he inter*
ipfed. smiling fondly at her mistake.
Why, yes, ?> be sure. How stupid I am! I
as thinking this Is Wednesday evening."
The last of the marines sent to the Isthmus of
anama during the recent troubles there have
turned to New York.
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AKT NOTES.
Mr. J. H. Witt, who formerly had a studio
m this city, has been elected an Associate of the
National Academy of IV sign.
? Mr. Frederick E. Church, the well-known
?-oVkUiv m,t\.>pK"ul 801''K'r.v- has returned to New
* oik from Mexico, where lie spent the winter.
Mr- ^int-Qaudens has modeled for the
Marquand Chapel, at Princeton Ooilefe, a mertalHon
likeness of the late Prof. Joseph lleurv.
uf tins citj. 1 he slab Is of marble <? feet by 4."
? Miss Grace Ifayter has recently completed
portraits in crayon of Mr. aud Mrs. O. G. Staples,
ol \\ illard s hotel, which give much satisiact
ion to their friends, who Ward them as
H nn!>^7lT ?y,sIt.re,,?111 ?r touch, tine expres^1
on, and rure fidelity to nutuiv.
? Sculptors and architects will be Interested
in the announcement that there is to be erected
i ^?'diers and Sailors' Monument" iu
ndinna. and tliat a law has been passed br
XnK "rui7,of that sta,e enabling count lei
to erttt county monuments with public money.
? < irculars are already Issued for the autumn
exhibition of the National Academy of Design,
which will be opened in New York, on November
23. closing on Decern?>er 19. Pictures will
v ?ul academy fioni Monday. No
si'vo Wednesday. November 4,lnclu-Thecity
of Lexington has purchased the
ideal group of statuary entitled "Woman
1 riiunphant,'' the masterpiece of the late Joel
r. Hart, the Kentucky sculptor, which has
been on exhibition at Tiffany" in New York
siH.'i'n1!^ ' "no- It is to be placed in a nviin
m n 'V?rt for that PuHKwe iu the new
court-House at lx?xinglon.
Mr. \\. \. ]>i rney, whoso prolessional suecess
in New York has entirely surpassed his
expectations, intends to spend the greater part
hom? of".ni!!0r in lll,s city, at the pleasant
xl. il * '>:ir,M,Ts 1,1 Lc Droit Park. Wiiile
iuie Mr. Ihrney will take charge of a limited
stun mer eiu?s tor outduor skctchin- etc for
wiieni he is well qualitied by his long and thorough
Eurojiean training.
? A somewhat novel departure in art 1ms
been made by Mr. L. P. Spinner, of this cilv
who shows, at Ryneal's, on 7th street, a very
tt-h?;?'tiv? po?.rail he:ul ,,f ? lady, in black and
white oils. 1 ne subject is well chosen b-'iin*
u"Vhe !T!? in f"nn and future. and theeffee!
.irt,18 ,ls ,nFth like timt of a well-exe 7i
? - cra>on drawing from a marble bust It
Sj nuich attention, and deservedly. lor it
IviH J!,Ceii!iP asin? and n,erlt?rious eflort, and
otherwork attract notice u> Mr. Spinners
? Mr. L. M. D. Gillauine, of this citv, recentlv
painted a portrait of ex-Judge Erskine, or the
I nited States District Court in Georgia, which
toi,?inded a- ? Kift from t!,c ^ar of Savannah
tiait ruv? V'e. I00"1 "r that court- The norait
Is regarded b\ the friends of Jud"*e FrsiSlL??
"^likeness as well as an el&l.ent
ni;sMfn t .Mr. ??i,lauine has also a a comii1,
ion to paint the portrait of Judge Nicoll
wiv To "! ,' " de. e-ssor. Which Will Ilk":
vaima?i^IireU l? th? g>mecoort by the Sa?
A statue, heroic in size, of the late General
John C. Breckenridge, intended for his native
city, Lexington, upon which Edward Valens,'v?Mt1^.yil?iuIa
has been at work for
rMibVf i nM1"' 18 ?(>v" al,nost completed, aud an
a dun l,avc> il arranged to er,"i
m! tii! .i . f,ial city with public ceremonies
oil l lie -11li day of next Juiv li will
funrf / l>e pla,et'rt -in ,1,c rotunda of" "the ik"?
priiited?si*^ luu^r venlucky legislature approL
I '"r statue, and this sum
tions. ? augmented by private subscrip^
ard s typical statue, representing the
New England Pilgrim, the gift to New York
from the New England Society, of that city, Is
to be dedicated with appropriate ceremonies In
iinvlVi<IPurk ,hN afternoon. Mr. Ward will
i L .-u monument, whi- h will !* received
behalf of the city by Mayor Giw- Thll
f >m memo rati ve address will be delivered bv
eoree W iliiam Curtis. Tiie liuuire. whi.-l, is of
litsoie proportions, is of bronze nid is m-..>i?artte
Itiit 7itkS a lra^'1" and spiriu-d work
C'iav'loMli
'tm is to keep the hand of! the muzzle.
~ is not ?ftcn that a statue, once erected Is
destroyed or removed for want of artistic merit
mt this is what befet the effigj- of (Jon. Custer,
>y J. W. McDonald, which was erected at West
?An5 soveral >'ears ago. The statue never gave
-atistaction totiie friends of thcallant civil
srA*c?,snvr- ;'"s a"" t
tliat end b> his uidow, with the approval of'the
ure<l,PJ!h ?" ?*.e fund Vais^i!?, ^
are It, the statue has at last been nulled fr. mi
? pet esiai, boxi d up, and stored away as rubSZX&IXSVSX
v"nuu ?
?American artists appear to be honored
. ,road> whetlier they earn lame and riches at
lome, or not, A lew weeks ago we noted
the fact that Mr. llealy s portrait liad been
iiutled to those in the gallerv of the famous
>ainters in the Utizzi Pal.uv. in Fpf,"u<"
;md now we are able to chronicle t!^ to*
elligence that .Mr. l.arkin G .Vl'uJ the d?
linguished American - uiptor. has lieen se
lee ted by the President of the AeademvTf
Hne Arts ot that city as the l'rofetwr to have
the direction oi the nude class in that institutiou
for the current month. In acltv where so
Wem.M-t sculptors reside this distinction
i> b\ no means a small compliment
- The paintings of both Mrs. Auua Lea MerPovvta\
,Mr" Satvent ln this year's
Roj al Academy exhibition are highly praised
; ,h0 London Times, wlilch is usually very
chary ol kind words for Americans. Of tho
lormer picture, representing "Eve," that journal
says: "Eve ha* tasted the apple which lies
on the ground by her side; wich the taste l as
come the knowledge of *"ood and evil '
with the knowledge reino^ "xpres^d v
the head bowed down between the K and
lbinf SMCir,rLi;".,E^H!!M ucver 0OI..W
F"r some time past there have been indicationsofa
falling off in the popularity of Melssonler,
who was at one time so great a favorite
as to be badly spoiled, and the decline seems to
be emplias.sed Uy the results of asa^wlUcn
latelj t<xjk place in Paris, where three of his
Pictures were knocked down at auction for the
respectively,of S2so, SlhO and
Moo. There was a time, not long ago when
mythiiig irom Meissonier's neneii i
jimiiglit rtvo limos ,bo !!i"eKfC5USS?S5ff
His son-in-law, Detaille, will nSffii.i
ilex t to feel a change iu nubile Sltt
.tr?t.?"vVh'nely (loa!l1 of De Neuville,' Wit wm
t'> his superior in tii#> same line of art will
doutbless be to his professional advanta-e
- The late Prize Fund Exhibition iu New
?rk was such a pronounced success in everv
way that the projectors of the enterprise are
ahvady taking measures for the second competitive
display, which it is intended shall be
the fl "1'>re IltcrestiuS and important than was
tlie lirst. 1 lie present plan is tor-iiw > r.,nA
s_'0,oini, which is t?? be divided inuf l of
!?-,UOO each and set apart for distribution
i-sttuiLc;:1
exhibition will open in'lMarchT^ and will
- De Neuville, the French painter of mill tarr
seenes recently deceased, carried his love of
the realistic so far as to smash Uie rriudows of
shim itself s<? tno* h! were shot in the workAliVi^w^to^^a^dfsmav'V^11^
ixilk^ The iujirai 'fluently ran to the
invaded the f.nVn , . 1 ?f W,.e ,aw'la their turn,
, j ll.K premises iu order to nraveut wtiut
they imagined to be wholesale slahghtor^ Thev
P stol iShaid ^'UVi11;' iSkJ
s; 'j??rssaer' "ub <>?>
d,^e oil!^?wKtatUe' heroic ,a nt C?mmoTnralr
i ? ^zard Perry, by Mr. William G.
abroad anriL?U ^ the rebellion, he went
\ii^^ i ?^ en^jred as a studeut the studio of
Ltfoi mucl1 wore than ordinary merit
with great pleasure one in his studio hi raaiu,l?
t4
work^fart remarkably spirited and excellent
woiaorart. He Is shown bare-headed. Justus
ari^millftivi ?U/it!,?e "^"'agara," with his right
ft nnii? and t,ie Index (lnger extended, as
tr,! ^ vessel s course to be chauge<f<for
we?a^Urat?i*bri!,,fing,ber into^?SSTH?
Jacket adorned with etmnkeU* hfts
?^yord hangs from his belt, and InWe saaii Is
M^uck a large old tashioned pistol of the period.
bro ?h?v?r hil Lelt arm isP thro wn^fl^
brought Irom the "St. Lawreuoe," anon tlia
Inscribed the hmWtaPwofds
"Don't Give Up the Ship." woras
Circumstances Alter ObIsIms,
Prom the New York Citizen.
zB&ssF'zp ^^asgas
wvasML ^Mw^M?hinvdtut?rer rru,n none but
^ wSy^06* *re>tow
One of the marvels or*Draaden to
'
literary notes.
down the ravixk. Bv cha?i.?? gnrrt
I haddock. author of "In the Tenitvssee MoanI*1IU
Bjrton: ilouKhton. M iffllu a- Co.
M ashinet jn: Hvb?n Beall.
Oi all the later accessions tn the ranks o|
writers of American Action no one took a
higher position at the start, with the promise
of maintaining it, or tu fact of accomplishing
better things, than Miss Mary X. Murnee, w ho
nrst became known to the literary world under
her tiinit at plumr given al?ove. Tills prom
~??was fairly fulfilled by her second etfort,
w here the Battle wa? Fought.' and the third,
now before us, to even better than that. M
though written tor juveni e reader*, ii is w.-ll
worth reading bv older jjeople, lor it is distinctly
one ot the t>est of its <-la?-*.HTid is marked
by the uifcUngtsishing characteristics of the author
s happiest style. The x-ene i> laid in Ji wild
! wuutt-y and among a strange |<e?ple. in the dej
scription oi which Miss Murfrve is peculiarlv at
home, and the story, abounding in dramatic
interest and ?!rikiu? characters, is thoroughly
enjoyable from begiuntng to end.
THI- KlSSIAN REVOLT: It* 'mises.i 'ondii: n? mid
rrosp-.-ejs Kv Ki>Mt-Ni> Xoui.s. Itos'.i.n: II < .? <!?tea.
. udhu 4r Co. Washington: Win. iUilamvut
? bun.
The author of this readable volume qualifled
himself for Ids fttsk by a long and
careful study of Russian history, supplemented
by a two years residence in the
countj>, observing her people their wavs,
aspirations Jtc. While his treatise is not
a,u' does not throw much
ji-nt on the subject that could not be gained
lrotn othersonr.-es. i: i* sn,| a wej| dieted ami
compact presentation of facts and theories concerning
the great -octal upheaval in that connto
known as nihilism. '1 he \uluine is a timely
and useful one, in view ot the extent t.. wlib h
Hussia and her affairs are lust now attracting
the atteution of the rest ol the world.
?1tew blsh b>" hmoroan torrkv.
ItoUer* B^Ul'* AliHIt^ ? Co. Wu?IUu?u.n:
A very agreeable little volume, this, made up
of a scant dozen of essays, most ot which have
Appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. Popular
rftther than technical in pur|>ose and style,
they throw a good deal of new light on the
leathered songsters of New England, and tell
lu a pleasant way many things a I read v known
toinostobservers of nature, thus combining in
an attractive manner entertainment and in
r .- - ra I***1""4'" c<>iiig to the country
?r..a v,lVat!on, and especially tor theyouiiK, it
will make a most excellent companion.
XK\V j.WHTOX MoRMOMSH. By Mrs. Kl.UK>
K. Dickinson. Wiiu tiitrvdiution uv Thai low
^weed. New \ork: Funk A \Y agnails.
Notwithstanding tlie great interest now felt
in all quarters in regard to the doctrines, prae
tlces and probable future of the Mormons, com
paratively few of the present generation know
anything of the beginnings and early history
ol tliat sect. '1 hose who desire information oil
these points will find in Mrs. Dickinson s book
niucn ol luterest and importance, ba-*-d on entirely
reliable foundation.-muehof it derive.!
Horn au examination of original papers and tin
evidence of men and women -till living win
were personally cognizant of the lacts set forth
PAPERS. A Humorous Novel. Bv Al?MH
-V .Kr " <^aciHiaeiito. California), l'hliudelputii
1. ii. tvierwu Jc Brothers.
I. nder the guise of fictitious names the aul hoi
of this book paintsa somewhat amusing picture
of one phase oi llfcinSan Klanclsco. Theoulhoi
shows him-ell to be a pretty shrewd observei
ot human nature, with fair {towers lor satirising
tne salient feat uresot character and societ v tliai
lHii uuder his notice, and the sha^p points he
makes wll. be appreciated everywhere, though
tne story seems to be better adapted for California
readers than this side of the great di
vide.
WRITIXOS OF XATIf AXTKL PARKKP
w .1.1,1-v ,s...,t-eiid bv IIkxky A. IIe Kits \.?
or*: Char les;4critMier's Sous. Washington: Win
l>niiHittyne khmi.
Prefessor Beers, whose biography of Mr. Willis
we recently had occasion to commend, has don*
well t6give to the present generation some ol
the best examples of that versatile and graceful
writer s pro,e productions. Tliev make one oi
the most readable volumes recently published
anil can uardljr tail t*? bo us popular with tht
piesont geni jaUon, to wln in Sir. Willis and lib
tame are strangers, as to his old tiiue admirers,
t rom Shillington, the publisher, we have an
attractively written broehurcentitled "Country
Homes, and their Improvement,'' by Comino'
dore Am men, the purpose of which, to use thf
author's owu words, is "to Indicate to those concerned
the conditions pertaining to an Intelligent
and rational country life, to aid those whe
are adaptable, and to discourage those who ar?
not adaptable from putting on thcui>-lves *?
burden more than they can bear.' " with Uu
latent ho|>e in nearly every bosom of sometime
leading a dreamy life of pleasant hdstire in tin
country, such papers as this are of n.or- scrvlet
t.iaa luigli; at tlrsl Ik* suppos<*d. and Comiut?
uore Amuien's experiences, l>oth as a man o
Hie world and a retired gentleman, qualifv him
t<? speak as one possessing knowledge, and giv*
u? ills reflections and observations upttu the ad
vantages and drawluu-ks of rural life more than
ordinary interest and value.
Under the general title of 44Our Living World,'
Mr. Selinar Hess, of New York, has commenced
the publication of "au artistic edition" of Kev
J. G. Wo?id's Natural HisU>rj- ol Animated Cre
atlon, revised and adapted to American //*?
M*gyxi-y 'I08e,ih,kH' J|o!d<ir- M IJ- As naturalist!
>ir. Wood and Dr. Holder are so well and favor
ahly known that nothing need said of th<
text, so that the ouly concern <?f the public ii
with the typography and illustrations of tin
projected edition. 1 hese, it is a pleasure to Ik
able tosav, are all that could reasonablv be de
sired, so that within its limitations the nublica
tion wiil become at once a standard authority
and a popular presentation of Its subject. Tin
work is to be published lu lorty-two numbers, o
about flity pages each, of which the first foui
hu\c been issued. The priee will be50centi
per number.
The Messrs. Scribner are about to add U
their fifty-cent paper-covered edition ofstaud
ard literature Mrs. Prauees Hodgson Hurnett'f
earliest and best story "That Lass o' Lowrie's.'
Over tweutv-five thousand copies of this stor?
were sold dlrecUy after publication, lu a fonii
three times as expensive as the one uowi.ro
posed, and there yet exists for it a steadv
demand. '
The fourth volume of Dodd, Mead A Compa
ny s "Tales from Many Sources," (received
through Robert Beall,) is quite as attractive at
those which have preceded it, eontalnlni
reprcseutative stofies by such popular writeras
Wilkie Collins, Daudet, Walter Besant and
James Kice, lames Payne, and others hardly
less widely known.
Mrs. Emily T. Charles, of this city ("Emily
Hawthorne"), who has been in 111 health foi
some time, has sufficiently recovered to resume
her literary work, and is now engaged on a sec
ond volume of poems, which she hopes to have
ready in time for the holidays,
Death or the Emperor.
A HORSE WHICH CARRIED MANY GK \N*I> MAP.
SHAla IS MILITARY I'AKADKa.
From the Xew York Sun.
When the military procession formed in 5th
avenue ou the moruing of decoration day. Gen.
Green, chief ol cavalry, looked gloomy. * In answer
to an inquiry of a frieud he said'that Em
peror had spraiued his leg, and there was nc
horse to take his place, ^sterdav Etnperoi
died, and Gen. Green is gloomier stiil.
Every soldier aud Grand Army man who evei
served on the statfof a grand marshal has known
the proud, intelligent Emperor, but there were
but few who could ride hiin. Gen. Hhaler however,
at the head of his Natioual Guard'divisi<?n,
knew exactly how to handle him. He had
virtually to l?e lett alone. Any one who tried
to control him to any extent would soon find
liimseli on the paveun nU Prouder than tin
connnanding general, Einperor let even his own
rider know that he knew his business thor
oughly Standing perfectly still when the va
rious divisions were forming in side street*
watching them until the time^fw m^chinT^
rived, when the bugle sounded he would bLin
prance.. Then, without any orders *hc
marched along changing his step whenever the
drum corps relieved the music of the band*
W lieu passing the reviewiug stand he inaae hb
salute bv gracefully prancing before the ^vlew
ins officer, but immediatefv returned to hi?
b2knSLedfP WheU Ule revi8winK ??*nd hald
_ ?
Toombs oa the Xegro'i Fata re.
HB SAYS THE BLACK RACE IS A 8CRCB RAC1
and Bound to die out.
The Atlanta Evening Journal publishes an
interview with ex-8enator Robert Toombs on
the future of the negro. They are his vlewi
a? they would have been given In the JVortA
American Rei-iew had not bad health prevented
the preparation of an article for that periodical.
?pe?cl* On slavery In Tremonl
temple. Boston, is as true to-day as it was then
and will be for all time. The negro m^? Is m
inferior race. He was so created, and ii Goc
wwl.001 to make him inferior to Uu
white man he would never have created him
black. All history shows him to be incapablt
of governing himself. He cannot, therefore
govern countries or anything ^ fbeMsiUor
He v. Dr. Haygood that the two raee<
must rise or fall togeiherTbe says, to ve^?<^
fo^".Sf**0 *2??i* dependent on the white
for everythlng. He does not think they can be
?5?bated. It will he found in the end that as
Jsee they are uneducatiouable. He says educacrlme
amon*them- A n?*r*i
liotSii i. element at the blackboard. Hii
Sffih Th?S?&Hhe T0"011 imtch *?d
?ce in the south, toUid: ^
Ulln? ?n the world, he will
iSSSft r->?u^ihi)?oe
people in thU country. The
?raitl2,^t?,m.,^5<iiuvhs wuds
as s? .a
QEBOXI??'R irRMIWn 1411k |
Their rimdlck Torinrr #C tha UtImi '
nod Hbvrklag MallUIIra mi mm
' ARIZONA I.IK FIT TO HKCOWK A WOWLTWa
WRPMSIM IF THK omUOB) AKK OM>
TiMicn.
Arimxa. May SO. 1HH&.
*\irr?*i>iB<lf>nce of Titt Kvkkiws KT*a.
Your corrwumdwit, on ihrn*uf his departure
from Art son a, wli??n* he ha* spent
the past twelve iiiontlu, linslf ni to mmul you a
:ew notes on the situation. The pnw dlsptlclM
have kept you posted touching the rise and
prozrvs-- of the Apache hostilities In this terrlt
?ry. Hut on** who l? in clime relations to
t hrilllug events has a mope vivid idea ol the
laM<corlty and terror attending such rald? than
it is possible for those to have w ho are remote
from the field of operation*. It was od Sunday
nncht, the 17th inst., under the aott light of a
1 southern moon that a hand of Indiana, headed
by Ueronimo, their chief, quietly und quickly
moved <>nt from the sun Carias agency and
took their old trail to the Kierra Madre. The
movemeut *W promptly reported to the mill*
tary headquarter* of this department, und
irom theuccon Monday toe start ling intelligence
was flashed to nil the p<wt* In
Arlzana and N' w McxIim and troops or*
dcrt-d to advance immediately to the various
mountain p;iss?-s to iuteroe|>t the rvtiegadm.
The writer s|?ciit the followlug night In the
midst ol the busy preparations by throe winpanics
of ihe fourth I' s cavalry, wh" moved
at early morn to meet the host lies. The troops
from loris Apache, (,rant, lIuacfHicn, Thomas
are in vigorous pursuit hv the tuvadeia
and haw struck them at several point* with
small losses on both sides. In a rintiit skirmish
the buck-placed iii?? squaws In front of
the line to receive flie tire <>i their pursuers.
Whs t ||js a piece of strategy, or an exhibition of
t cowardice? The path of the Indians, as usual,
is marked by a succession of bloody horrors. It
in ivported that twenty-tour is-rsons have already
been cru?jllv murdered within a
radius ??f t wetity-ionr miles. I heir tstria<s were
so fearfully mutilated as to prevent ideutltlca- '
tion. No one can real ixe the horrid atrocities
01 these savages, who has not witnessed the
in an u led remains of the men and women whom
the> have slain. Their vengeance is not glutted
by inflicting the most fiendish Uiriun^ ua
their victims w hile living,but when life becomes
extinct thev are accustomed toooiitlnue
these outrages, which are Us? shocking to lueuti<
>11.
Ii some measure l? not adopted lo stop these
Indian raids tins rich and beautiful region Is in
danger of lieiug converted into a vast howling
wilderness. I'eopie will not settle in acouiitrv
which is constant I v ex|??sed to the Inroad* by
savage hordes, and the present Inhabitant* will
Ik* compelled to dee toother parts lor protect ion
ol person and property. The army Is entirely
compctciit to adjust the dlflieulty *ifit had control
of the Indian question, and the citizens are
so aroused at the present time thai they
threaten to combine tor a ward! extermination
oi the red race. But outrages on either side are
always to be deprecated bv the wise and the
u?>od. And yet ever> consideration of lium.tiiit
v , justice and tvligiou calls loudly lor a s|>cc?iy
settlement of this gigantic trouble. A sentiment
of false philanthropy must not Inter)**-**
to prevent a prompt redress of outrage* aud
g. iev anees.
The end of the Indian troubles I* not yet. The
artuy on the irontiers issiiilau iiidi-|>eiisai>le
necessity. Much remains t<> be done |ti the way
* liristian civilisation l>ctore toe bleaMngs ?if ^
peace and security are enjoyed by all the |>
ple of this land oi the fret. W.
iai
RELIGIOUS XOTJiSs
CHCBOHU IIKHE AND El.SEW HKRK.
? The Joint committees of the A. M. K. and
tlie A. M. E. /don churches will meet in tins
city in July, to consider plans lor an organic
union of these two blanches of African Methodism.
? Information hnti been received here that
the wife of Rev. C. W. Budlsell (late presiding
elder of the West Baltimore district of the M. K. j
church), who a<-coiii|>auied her husband to I
India, nas broken dowu in health, and will "
return home at ouoe.
? Rev. llobart II. Smith, now of Henshaw
Memorial 1\ R church, llaltlmore, who was
last Sunday ordained a priest by lit. Rev. '
Bishop Paret, Is a native of this city. He was
brought up in the f oundry M. H cliureb, and
euU-riiig the conference served for twelve year*
ill S.'lile o! the best ap|MtlntnicUts allotted to
young men. He w ithdrew at the coulereuce of
llshl.
? The Free Metlmdists have Bent six missionaries
to Congo.
? The Northern Pn'sbvterlan church lias al?sorbed
the Reformed Presbyterv of PhUadulphla.
? Rev. A. J. Fristoe, who has been serving
the Flint Mill and Washington, Va., Ita|>llst
ctiurehes. bus also acceptcil a call to the i^perrvville
church.
? The United Brethren have purcha?<*d laud
on the ocean front ttt oape May Point, N. J,
for ac^tmp meeting site, aud willatonua erect
1 suitable buildings there.
? It is estimated Uiat there were 40.04M1
- additions to Method lot and 'i5,OOU to i'resby
tcrlau churches iu the western states in ths
i tirst three months of tuits yuar.
I ? Among the camp-tueetingH to be held this
j season are those at Mountain Laice Park, Md,
? July 11th: Chester Height*. Pa., lulv 15th, aud
; Ocean City, N. J. (National). July lath.
? Bev. J. Clarke liagey, who has aerved
" I'ulon aud Grace M. K. churches, now sta,
Honed at North Capitol church, has received
f the degree ol 1>. 1?. nom the Kast Tennessee
r Wesley an University.
t ? The Presbyterian board of foreign missions
received during the year over (tTUU.ooo,
> which was ?7,000 more than in any previous
. year. Nevertheless, the year ended with a
| debt of about $.>o.imm?.
? The general assembly of the Presbyterian
r church has designated the M-cond fsablwUli of
t June as "Children's Day," aud rccoiumeuded
- that special services be held on tb?l occasion
to secure a more general observance of the day,
as well us uniformity in the exercises.
? Dr. Brown has retired from his position of
[ permanent clerk of the Southern Presbyterian
t assembly, and Dr. J. Lcighton Wilson from the
I secretaryship of the Utard of foreign missions. 1
5 Dr. Wilson was for eighteen years a missionary
1 to Africa, then one oi the secretaries ol the tf.il 4
r School board of missions.
? The Rev. D. L. Rathbun, of Bweet Air
r (Chestnut Orove church), Baltimore countv,
p has lieen unanimously elected principal of the
5 academy at Darnestown, Montgomery e<juntv,
Md. It Is believed Mr. Rathbuu wift also be
, called to the |>astorate of the Preshyterlau
church at Darnestown at au early day.
The Xetnpsper Alwaya.
- From the New Orleans Tlm<?-LiemocrsL
What style ol bustles do ladies like best?"
"To tell you the truth, sir, the hoiuc-iiiade
article gives more satisfaction that any other.
I mean the newspaper bustle, which can be
made in a few moments and does not cssit a
cent. A great many ladies will wear no other
kind, tiecausc when the pa|iers are properly
wrapjied around a piece of haliug twine It wi.l
retain its sha|ie, no matter how severely it ia
crushed, whereas a close &cat in a street car is
death b> a wire bustle, and that Is the reason
why ladies, when they ride in the cara, spread
their dresses over the seat and usurp as much
room as they can."
Katarday tons ilea.
The revised version will, no doubt, haft a
great etlect ou modern Mheol<?gy.?I'urk.
Twixt Bessie Cleveland and good Dr. Croaby,
What shall, O men of law, our liquor laws be??
Louixville Vourier-Juumai.
"No Washington correspondents ride the bicycle."
Too much wear aud tear on the head.?
N. i'. Commercial.
It Is announced that 700 persons have bam
poisoned bv eating loe cream In a Georgia town.
N. B.?Young ladies pleaae notice.?Boston Putt,
Employer to clerk?"I don't object to vour
going to a funeral once in a while; but I think
you might bring me home a fish or two." Sunblush
on the end of the clerk's nose extends |
rapidly to his ears.?Roxbwry Advocate. |
A teacher In one of the Altoona aehools m> '
. cently electrified her puplla, who were an no v.
iug her with questions: "Children, t am en- <
gaged." Noticing the general look of aotonlahment,
she added: "But not to any foul of *
man, and the excitement died away.?ittwus
Tribune.
"I see," remarked Brown at the tea table the
other evening, "that they propose to subject
butter to the microscopic test." "H m,"
granted Fogg, "nothing new about that. 1
have frequently to nse a microscope in
order to be certain that I have been helped to
butter." If Fogg should be Informed by the
landlady that his room Is wanted, be will probably
understand the reason.?Boston TYxmseripc
Miss Florence Maryatt says: "Let our sexoootinue
to do for men what It has done In thepaak
Bit on them. I repeat It. They will be the better
and wiser for It. Bit on them." Thafa It,
Florence; but In addition let them alwajns bear
in mind that they should do so when the old
gentleman Is asleep.and also never fall to make
the usual inquiry: "Am I too ' j t" Jslna V
/M.
Don Advertising Pat*?'The proprietor of
a household article recently informed tae pablishers
of a well-known monthly DMulot of
large circulation that the Insertion ofasimall
advertisement twice in the pages of their maaarlne
had brought in more than eight IhTasaall
Inquiries. And yet some people ars atiil xne
dering if newspaper and magail? adverttaiag
pey?J _
Thb HornnoLB was in great tribulatkm.
Jimmy Tuflboy had been tndulglag at aa twfrr
quent Sunday school fcatlvaL
"I hopebsIs aoCdangerous,doctor. Dana
think soT' said hU anxiousmotber. ^ ^
*-No, not dangeroaa, exaetly. Ha haatftaM
attack ofpeanutieobananarla, with
toms of toacreamitla and oakurium. I naa
he'll pull through." *
^ "You bet I will, Deo, old soa," said Jtauny,
feebly. "There's 'author fsauval over tor omi
Methodtotnext
fed the aaMarA plaster to
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