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CITY AND DISTRICT.
'? 'I.n em.?i ju r?Tor?f the ? ?artla CowuandMtni. WHAT A* ADTURTISBIKNT IS TH* "STAR" *KASS ******* "*?* TO CIKmjTMK*-*f FORTS IX BE AU OF TBS FHTSSCAL AS WKLL AS THE MORAL OF THI TOILKKS. ?oc ??>?? "-D ?Keu. amber the S.bUnh day to krep it h'.ly W. C. T. U. ^Tbe above apearlnsr in the special noti.-es in the ?dverttslng columns of The Star was mode the aabjectofan interesting conversation which a 8ta* reporter had rrvontly with Mrs. La Fetra. the president of tne Women's christian Temper ?nee union, "Ion know, or perhaps you don't," remarked that lady,'*we have in our uiion ad^ partment called the department of Sabbath ob ?ervan^e and our ;>lm is ro secure a more irenerai Observance of the Sabbath." general "x?>" sh#* replied, in response to a question "perhaps in tnls city the Sabbath is norm 1^1 *?}''ut tflat 't In other large cities whli h might be mentioned, but still there is 1 great deal to be done in r he way of calllnc at ten of ia^an,!'ihe s ffffi respect, which seems to be lncraislmr instead A? gmtotohlng. This part of the work h und^the afllclent direction of Mrs. M J Ku,h. whoh^rt ?<*? m The Star to whfrh yoi J called my attention. She hoped lu this wav to ggy V* matter 10 the notlceof tne publlT fn a Kare^f,^*?4 ""PP*?** to Pt he efforts J**ng mad.-. As an Illustration of our EiSL ww'rbCh?rr ? a" ^PP**1 tn Christian mln ^ which has been sent out very generally." 1N afpeal to ministers. **"? ^etra handed to the reporter the fol lowing printed circular: "Dear Brother The deportment of Sabbath ob servance of the Woman's National Christian Tem perance I nlon, aims to arouse tne public intellect Printing through leaflets, press articles. Band of Hope teachings netitions to corporations, etc., the religious, " ienr itic a^d r ndSO? for hallowing tne Lord's Da v. it also urges upon its members the duty of seif-et aminatlon, to see whether their own lives ai-coni ^tV^^ofth-Lonlln the matte? ? d^red result?, an appeal will be Issued to the clergy throughout the lind. that E2??^?2n? r^^Uy un this suhjet te ^ ** coming montn of AprlL from the pulpits Oi. all denominations. According to ?nift-r hJrin etr?rt? we 03,1 yourattention ro?tbls matter, hoping that wo shall ger, an afllniafiYH SS&t?rtr"n?' he?tlie chain vS'h StTt^tuer ^ ?r oni" ?-hrloUan tiab tlnuJ^L t0 ,n rhe circular," she con SSJhU?Mt ^ n senr ouf? am*1 b;iv? no ^^mn Th, M -^rgymen have at t.-d upon our JVf??"?*, The idea Is tot to establish a .Puritan thal estr"me la not so bad as the extreme laxufra with which the modern sab nhTw^TSSif But we ln the Interest ot ? of mankind as well as the Jirltual. As a body, the Womans* christian emperance Lnlon is oppose l to Sabbath railway vni n?* >2^ see the day when the trains ^1a on that (la-5"? an<l when the em ? ?n y enjoy one day of rest ln tne week as u^T,0t Ttollera- We w^nt further, ? <ilreafly enacted ln regard to the Sab bath enforced. That Is not the case ln tnis city. the saloons kept open, although that 13 contrary to the when 1 537 f hat the saloons are not mw,n that all the doors and windows are as open as on we^k days, for snch is not the case. But everybody knows tuat the side SjttlMadrt?nt0^n aD<1 thHrelsno^?culty about UZ tae au?'ortu? eSF&TS* S??Ti^t53y?M,S ^ candT stores. What Is' to pre yent the gradual opening of the provision, enx t-rv *Dderen the clothing Vores onYhat d^vf^eJy SrteSn^wJ t^b-^ not ?Penetl because the pro T^!^Aeep ?P?n on that day, but simply D^anse some other storekeeper kn-us his Dlace toflm Z c?SPeurl?n oi bu^lue^s tumpels them to follow. Kvery railroad train that is run atls openni, compels a large mi ml aSdSl?ro?i^?tW5225fc,lt day lustead of resting, y don l receive any more mon^y! laboring man or any person who has mnT^- i ". wh0 can affr""J to oppose a ?ovwnent for a better observance of the sabbath. For ttteaomtthlng that grows and there Is no tel when it may threaten the day of rest of all WbuS^5^^rttn?,h.?ipl0ye(L TUo lnIere?t3 of ilfj? ? public morals are alike in nerll and a movement of this sort ou-ht to command ^?JC^peraUop ?f aU whether they are rSou? STdoZ ltni0s irTrhJ^rIhey ^ temperance people ... " 13 ,n the Interests of the DeoDle Thp union Is doing what it can to improve matters and jT^iuaugtte .ubn-ct, it isS2u)gf"'"g t enlisted that will bf sufflcl^ntlv Krong to ensure at least a more perfect outward observance of the Sabbath. The srt<?t car em Si?rn^^T?? Sabbath and when tired, nature wirif^^na^ay42r^st' ***** are obliged to take it ?H? P?y* h> no telling when we will all beume situation of these men unless a halt ? WWB AT ?? COJOfTHION TABLE. J? reP?rter would have concluded that the in terview was over at this point, for Mrs. LaFetra is ? woman and she betran to show sims that enough time tallSng, wTjj SS own affairs demand-*d attention. However the Teportw venture*! another question, because he was anxious to Jearn if it was true as re^rt?d tni^Jl^i'^rasjls,t:l,lnKth0subJect of havins; ^ wine for communion use r?H in? P',uUct!larly Uvvr ,rl that," tJ?'. w bave betrn advocating tlmt J?JL^ ?ne ot lncldenut of our work. W e tound that it was a ^at ' tanptatlon to reformed m^-n to take lermentiKl wine at communion. The old anpetite was aronswi SU5?55?U ?r l?e wlnP' alid * have KS 1 2^I?K^?Kmen have been compelled to l^ave the ' taking communion. We advocated JS^fSSS^n.rr1^ WlUctl 13 ^niply the ' jraduauy were convinced to tto wS Rf course, and now I supix>s0 that ihrep The Steam Railway >ui<?ancc? the Editor of Ths Evtmxg Star: Having Just read tha report in your paper of the recent debate in the Senate on the matter of Wrtm railroads ln Washington, I beg leave to ask a few questions and to mane a suggestion or two through your columns on this subject, one of especial interest to residents of this quarter, from which It Is impossible to enter the city in any direction without crossing the track of a steam railroad. Why is it that two great railway com panies who purchase their roa?l t>-d for thousands Ct miles across the count ry must receive public twonty as impecunious beggars the moment they Cross the bo and an- of the capital of the natlou? Why should any property be </urn by the govern ment to corporation* who-e sole purpose is to ' make money? Why should any street* or avenues i ta Washington be permanent ly uv-d lor any other | purposes than those tor wm?:h thry were reserved 1 When the city was l;*ld out? '1 hese questions ] suggest an easy and spe-dy solution of tne vexed ; question. IJ~i both compauirrs be retjulred to j vacate all avenues, .-tr?^.i.d public reservations, to purchase their right of way into the city and i auch ground as they may n~-d for depots, etc., j and to crop>s aii avenues and street* either above orbeiow th?*lr gride. And if the railway com- ' panles should claim that to carry out this plan,! which is Certainly the ideal one. an unjust outlay i of money would be- required oi them, let a com- ' mission ue appointed to determine what propor tion of tfte exp*-n-e ought, in ??q ii'y, to be paid by the government, and let tliis 1*- promptly provided fcy Congress, some milliouAci dollars would, ot course, be invoivt i in prrtecUng t ins scheme, but lii the huiuble Judgment ot the writer tne money would be wiseij >j"-nt, whether ret ird^fl from a ?tuimeijt <1. p a. tical or ecomnnl ? jK>uit of vfew. Ke^pe>. tfulij, L. ii. oaU.ac1)KT. KendaU u?e?:u, Ue>*. 15, "S& Slwp'? l.tdlab)', Wlltteii for Ts* Kvt.MNU Stak. l>or Sletp, tlioii art Jny in?-reiftlllest friend. Wi?ru, tirrd of s*II. uiifUtly i come to thee *1 hou art so and *0 kT'_.ini to lue, U'' ? if'-utly ik> thy l?itbliil i::iLtd? eitenj 'ABeolU j*e?t wel? oiiie. iuotli?-riy, and mend Hj broken W>) m ot hope, while at thy knee 1 ?juile foriret the hlirtlill thl 11KM to he. And when 1 leel thee touch n:y brow ar.d bend To kiM luiue eytm. I love to jmt my hkisd Into thiue ovrii- to leei ti.it thou art near? lo nestle closely to thy i-eat-eful breast And hear thy lullaby about that land Suu?r of so aof tly. where there 13 no tear Aim! where the weary are for aye at mt. -Jdh.i Hevkv lioSiia. The Dancer of Dunk fWca the London Lancet. Lhtrkness, dampness and dust are potent agencies Of disuse. Everybody recognizes 1 his; but how many fall to adopt its precepts. If there be vr mou> in stone, surely the summer dust and its dangers would prove a fruitlui Mibject for medical <hsi ' 'tirse. There is as urea' a difference between London and country du^t as there Is between the eurrespomllnK mud-. I'ulr. ru?-d matter would be hancle* enough 11 it wen- deprived ot its physical Cperty or read> diff*A?lon. The atmosphere is en and swarius with partlcolar mat ter of highly complex nature. Its chief peril to living beings resides In the organic constituents. Largely mis Organic material consist s oi minute forms of life In a state of latency, only waiting for a spell of heat and moisture and a lavorable .1 mount of light, or It may be darkness, to awaken it Into activity. The habits ot individuals in every class of society. Including the masses, are not calculated to dltulni^h, but rather to aug ment, the amount ot organu- muyer in our au lOtjpaere. Mu- us, saliva and humor, popularly nown as "matter," must be dL?chaiged from the oouth and iMJdtn.s to th?> extent ot many gallons ially, and not a lltue of thLs cum?*s from infective ?ourves; while we venture to tliink that the bulk tt it mingles with the dust of our struts and courts, li, as seems not unlikely, consumption is largely caused by '?germs,-' then a very ready theory may b** advocated i-onceming the mode ln Which the contagion is caught. W ho van estimate the amount of mischief that the shaklug of mats may have cauaed? How many young girls, early m tha morning on their way to business, have, 90 to speak, received their death biow while inspir ing, all unoonsclotM of harm, some of the < loud- of Cast that always greet themf W ho can tell? The abatement ot tola danger and nuisance is a tfUBculty that almost seems Insurmountable. by paraonal habits of preven fhaskn or Lire m:u iukk. The (:uHaniiufr*-ifall Kaleidoscope. now uns ARK SHORN IX WALL 8TKEKT?CLUBS AVO THEIR rECXLIABITIES?TUB STEWART XSTATK, AND WHAT IS TO BB DONK WITH IT, ETC., STC. Special Corrwpoudenc# of The Evetjtno St as. New York, Dec. 17,1886. SECRBT3 or SPECULATION. "Tips" on Wall street and In mining stocks have Wn unusually plentiful within the last three weeks. You frequently getf them from close and Intimate friends, who really fancy that they have a >rood thing and desire to share it with you. In nine cases out of ten they injure Instead of benefit their friends, and are themselves crippled. On the morning of December 5t h I got a tip from a brother journall.it, a true and tried friend. It was a little tip given in the fullness of his heart and with the generous desire to do me good. "1H> you want to make a little money?" he asked. "IIow?" I inquired. "Mining stock,"he whispered, without raising his ey<3s from the proof sheet over which he was posing. "What is it?" I queried. "Suiro Tunnel," he replied. "Mind. I dont urge you to buy it; but If you've got a little money lying around loose you cant Invest It better. You don't want to rush in with your thousands, but quietly put out a few hundreds and rake lntwlee what you put out. It's a sure thing." "How do you know?" I persisted. "I'll tell you in confidence," he answered, "but it must go no further. So and so (mentioning the name 01 an officer of the company) Is my most particular friend. We were schoolmates. They are driving up the Comstock leads, and it's on the cards to force up Sutro with It. By Investing $500 now you can treble it in a week. No margin busi ness, you know, but buy the shares outright. Ill stake my life on my friend. I've told nobody but you, and I shall tell nobody else. If you want any, jump in on t he instant. There's no time to think over it. I've Just bought i,yoo shares ot the stock at 49. You can't afford to delay. It has gone up to 50 by this time. It will certainly be 00 when the board closes, and It will probably reach 150 by next Saturday." Here my friend rammed his hand Into his over coat pocket and exhibited a disheveled sheaf of shares. Their color recalled the golden locks of a blonde. "There's mine," he said, shaking the sheaf over my head. "You have the tip as straight as I have It. Buy a thousand shares?they wont cost you $*'>00?and you can sell them for f 1,500 Inside of seven days. Put them Into your desk and hold on to them until 1 get the cue to selL" They were uot bought, I nad received too many such tips in my day. But I watched the market. On the very afternoon of the day he bought his stock It was quoted at 42. On Monday It was sold at 40, on Tuesday at 30, on Wednesday at 30, on Thursday at 35 and on Krtday and Saturday at 30. It Is just as apt to run down to 5 as It Is to run up to 150. of course the .-anall investors are holding on to their stock, eagerly awaiting the turn. THBY MIGHT ELITER HAVE BOUGHT CHIPS IN A FARO BANK, for then they could have seen how they lost their money, and the chances for winning would have been on the very verge ot even. Five years ago I had a tip on Memphis and Charleston. It came from the experienced finan cial editor of a dally republican newspaper. We had worked and chummed together from boyhood. Brothers could not have thought more of each other, one aiternoon I received a letter from him urging me to raise $1,000 and buy Memphis and Charleston railroad stock for a rise. The money was to serve as a margin. He assured me that he had invested nearly an that he was worth In It. "I am on the inside," he wrote, "and I will stake my life on the result." Knowimr the man so well I borrowed $1,000. On my way to a broker I dropped into my friend's office in Wall street. He reassured me of the cer tainty of the investment. "English capitalists are going to lease the road for ninety-nine years,"' he said. '-The stock Is now selling at 4'i. When the news about the Englishmen crops out It will go up among the 80's. it s the only sure chance that I ever had In my life. It's just like picking up money." On the suggestion that It was barely possible that he might be mistaken with regard to the Eng lishman, he continued: "Ah! but! saw the check for the purchase money. Itwasdrawnfor $3,000, 000, and It will be cashed to-morrow. I had the cheek right here on this hand,'' he said, slapping his tight palm with his left. No man could be more sure of an event. The cheek had been shown htm, he assured me, out of good will and gratitude by a man who was In debted to him lor many a newspaper favor. In fluenced by his confidence, I hesitated no loneer. I went to a broker who was a warm personal friend. He had never seen me dabbling in Wall street before. "What brings you here now?" he asked. He was a member of my Masonic lodge, and a worthy member. He heard the whole story, and shook his head. "I'll not buy the stock for you," he sold. "My knowledge and my Judgment forbid. It's quoted at 42 to-day. That's the highest it wlU ever go, in my opinion. The British syndicate Is A GHOST STORY?TAFFY FOR FLATS. Go back to your desk and keep reporting dog fights and murder trials, for you're out of place in Wall street. You are worse than an lcilot playlnsr with electricity." The $i,ooo "was returned. The market was watehed by me as closely as a cat watches a ground bird. The broker s prediction was fulfilled. The stoek went down like a corkscrew, within two days my margin would have been wiped out. Within five days the stock had touched 13. The financial editor lost $5,000?money sadly missed by his widow and children two years afterwards. More than one man In this city, bv the relation of similar incidents, might shed a lurid light on thocrop of tips now re;idy for the sickle. The warm air from the minng and stock hoards has ripened them like cotton balls. Those worth pick ing are .few and far between. Even these are rarely picked, nowever. Of the score or more tips offered nc in a lifetime, only two were of intrinsic worth. One was the offspring of Uncle Kuftis Hatch, when arraved In all the panoply of his financial glory. He quiet ly advised me one day to put my savings into Pacific Mail as a permanent. Investment. The stock w.is then selling at 13. Fancying that I knew Bufus better than Kulus knew me, I thanked him and took good care not to make the venture. Had I followed his advice I might have been worth as much as Joe Howard, Jr., and ?eorge Alfred Townsend. As it Islam worth no more than Uncls ltufus. A second golden tip was given by Alden Stock well in the flush days of Picinc Mail. In return for a fancied service ne ad vised the purchase of the stock. "Hold it until It reaches 05," said he. "and then sell it." Cautiousness overbalanced recklessness, as usual. The investment was not made. Pacific Mall went up to 07 wiihln tour days, and then fell with a crash that burled la its ruinsStockwell and all his friends. THK UNION CLUB. The eyes of all clubdom are fastened longingly on the white marble mansion of the late Mrs. Stewart. Her husband was once a member of the Union, and opinion Is rife in that august home of all that Is dashing and brilliant in swelldom, that It Mrs. Stewart had been alive to her opportunities she would have left her house to the club. It would make a great club bouse. The tlrst floor Is entirely ol marble and the windows are so large, commo dious and expansive that they could probably frame more over-fed ami apoplectic Union Club faces than any other windows in town. Kicn old burgundy, underdone game and long hours at the festive board have established a cer tain tint of face and heaviness of eye indelibly as sociated with the Union club. The contrast be tween this rosy color and the pallid and white surroundings ot the Stewart mansion would be touching in the extreme. The Union Is unques tionably the wealthiest club In town, and if its treasury can sustain a los-s of a hundred thousand a year, from the peculations of servants, it can certainly afford a better club-house than it now owns. The Union by the way, bids fair to become what may be called a news centre. In time the morn lng papers will send there just as they send to police headquarters for sensational Items. It is not the fault of the Union that it gets into the papers so often. Its members are all prominent in t he social or flnauci.il world, and if any sort of a row occurs in (he club-house It must of necessity involve the names of men known everywhere In New York. 1ft wo laiuous millionaires have an lu slgnino.nt squabble in the Union Club it is of more interest to many newspapers and newspaper readers than a double murder on the east side of town. THK MANHATTAN CLUB Is also credited with having an eye on the Stewart mansion. The present home of the Manhattan is so far down town that its members are becoming dlK-atlstl* d, and as the club is enormously wealthy it lee Is ; hat it can afford eveu so pretentious a house as that which belonged to the dry-goods prince. Per cont ra to what I said above, I had a talk this morning with a man who is connected in an ad ministrative capacity with THE STEWART ESTATE. ne said that all the talk about clubs buying the Stewart house was premature, as it will be sev eral years before the house is disposed of. The heirs of the estate have quietly come to an agreement to allow Judge Hilton to reapportion the second half of the property, as Mrs. Stewart displayed favoritism and did considerable injus tice in disposing of this portion of her fortune. This action on the part of her heirs is another very striking proof ot the confldence people place in a much abused man, for the arrangement practically places eight million dollars In the hands ol Judge Hilton for distribution among tiie heirs. In addition to this It may be reinem bered that the other portion of the estate?^i^n consisting of eight million dollars?Is lea in I trust wltn Hilton. The only restriction is that he shall tlnlsh the improvements in the Garden City school*, and divine the residuum among the heirs. As the improvements will not cost $500, | Ooo, It leaves the additional sum of $7,500,000 In , : Judge Hilton's hands. in the disposal of this he I has to consult nothing but his own discretion, it is questionable If so much power was ever be fore placed in the hands of a single "'"n This is at the time of year when CLUBS ABB AT THB1B BEST, and It is instructive to glance over the field. The surprise of the day is the University, which from being a quiet and unostentatious sort of a club, has boomed up Into a leading place. They are con templating numerous luno* atioiis, such a? the ad mission ot ladles Into their club-house at stipu lated hours, and giving a series of halls during the winter season, only the graduab-sof a certain number of colleges are eligible to this club This bars the dashing, hard-drinking and horse v set nr 11 had the effS^y g? ing tothe Unlvereuv a number ot staunch andsub who work baruiouiously tor their nni revolt 1? a degree of success which was uniooked tor a year ago. There is never any talk about THB UNION LEAGCB CLUB, as It Is managed after the manner of a conserva tlve bunking-house, the details ot which are Jeal ously guarded from the public eye. TBI INICKEKSOOKKA is essentially a club of men at fashion, and noif that society Is In swing for the season, the Knick erbocker is expected to look up. It Is rather a curious thing that there has never been eatah. Ushed in New York on a permanent basts a club of men prominent in the arts and professions after the style of the Bohemian club, or San Francisco, or the Savage club, of London. Anos J. cchhikos axd Blaxely Him. ??> ? ??potted for Tax Eyexikg 8tab. VIRUINIA FARMERS COVKOIL. December meeting of the TT it til mm Clak. STRONG GROUND TAX EN IN FAVOR OF THS HONEST FAT MKNT OF TBS STATB DEBT?TBS FAILURE TO 8KTTLS "? rXJtrRnro ALL THS INTERESTS OF TKOINU OTHER HATTERS WSCOSSSD. The Woodlawn Farmers' Club met at Medway, near Woodlawn, on the 11th of December, Presi dent Hereon in the chair. An article In Farm and Home or Fredericksburg, by c. H. Plerson, was nanded the secretary and read, pointing out de> rectiftn the management of the Farmers' Assem bly and the remedy. Some discussion was had on the subject, and the opinion prevailed that It would be difficult to make the organization effec tive for any real good to the mass of farmers; but that a thorough interchange of views through the medium of the agricultural journals would be more to the purpose. The report of the committee appointed at Ta-qt meeting to prepare resolutions In reference to the state debt was read by C. Lukens, and In the dls iSKn,of.the s*me J1? ffave his views at further bonest settlement of the debt, TnTi had 1)6611 8(51 forth in the report! JSS2? Dece88lty of prompt action. a? in his own case, how this Incubus now -|ury 10 1110 whole people. It was ii. vi^< ? "8e^e5 y?ars since he bought property expended much In Improve, ments, while it would not now bring cost, II sold. tinn mM hnlgav? Ws Portion on the debt ques ci?n.lr3Tiii ? 8aW? was an extreme one, ana he u!e ^hUh.up ?PP?8,tl?n, but tound that He said the only way to t0 pay iL From the statements lo.^T 7? ? newspapers had been teeming ol t,e ev|denC that state could settle nor indebtedness without difficulty, If an honest fn^o ^ennlu ? !lff.ort was made to do so. A t, delinquent taxes had been re h ^as vr?n^ ,n principle and unjust , ? paid their taxes; and too much leSTpurljtweH?011 appr?pilate<^ ior unwise and use was xa S^neral expression, and all who om ho ^Lu1^U,'Uilliy ln acetmJ, so the report W1U" '? mln?r C""***!. lutlons we were appointed* to prepare ura^thS question under consideration, viz:the staw debt! vu-^t tV??? a ,ew Ulou?llM concerning it. Ftret. that the present condition of the state debt is doing the state more harm at the present time Itkeemt he^,1* nLSVbJ WtI bat, can ** named JP al,st from developing the rich mineral deposits that are to be found In such pro fusion all over our statei It is ln the wav or the manufacturer, for the reason that It will act i^?r^i^l0^KQ eveJ7 effort- toe may put forth. It agriculturist from coming to Invest iiLJ? jacant lands, for he knows full well It is a hen on every foot of property he may purchase neceS^Jrfnrth^116111 bemay make^"ler as-a ?nSLu ihe purpose Of making his home its fua V flup UnH^tlveV wU1 ** assessed us iuu > alue and then taxed a sum that will has?lSr?Sv11n0irt a/a*r for that whlch he njriw . Ior; and still further it has a tupon all classes of people and upon every Industry that Is carried on Ln the state unless we should except the "partisan polltl wfrh'thiJ^ wherever Virginia. Is spoken ot it Is de^ree or contempt that fcihard for any one, having a reasonable amount of pride for \ow^wVrtnShntno3fithe,r blrth or action, to bear. honestly as; ^rt as our belief that the ?>?!?,? Tay JTtrieve our lost credit Is to make the most favorable terms with our credltore that nStSw111 admit of, and pay honestly and promptly what may be agreed upon to brlmr about this very much to be desired condition of ?Fidrs- Therefore, it is resolved, That we ask ^ J0*?18 01 honest>' and pros Sfirtl- a demanding of those chaigable with the Jhl? fE P^P1 settlement of the state debt, and niitlihere shall be no more doubt about accom plishing what we demand at their hands. ? " (!asic tn3t they shall appoint a state equallza t!2SL!^ ? regul^te ^al estate assessments be tween countless and have our taxes promptly col lected within the year for which they are levied. h?ioi^fSL S541 fV1 lh?y 811:111 come down to strictly Principles; that they shall be more chary rtvKvipWattons and expenditures. After gn lng llberullj for state commissioner of agilcul I t appropriations ln that line cease; at lufk- /?! ^ state is in better condition Hnan ciall>. Give nothing to colleges under the Dretext of educating practical farmers, for unde? the present system that is all a humbug. If you want Jannere ^1ye them some of our vacant lands and compel them to make a living on it or starve. Give nothing to agricultural faira. either state or county, if they cannot be made self supporting they are certainly of no vSue to the workingmen of a bankrupt state; and last but not least, we think our state officials might receive sDialler salaries and still consider themselves well paid, particularly if we may use the tax-naylne farmers income as a standard. Legislators ?Hve car. Be honest and Just before you are extrava Kant with our hard-earned means." I he question of sending a delegate to the meet Hn^K^hu,'^Uesvli,e ??tlie l^h InstiJtKg brought up, it was decided Instead that a copy of the report of the committee on the subject 01 the state debt should be sent to tlutl bodv There was no report from the critical commit tee, as the weather had been bad and the around covered with snow. grouna oJtho1?ht?I!uTUn#r wlU ^ at Lew,s Dillingham's Hai^nwr i "Z* Critical committee, John Lukeni Jamcs Hunter, jr., and courtland The tlount Vernon Silver. DOW IT WAS SAVED TBHOCUB TBE WAR. To the Editor of the Evening Stab. ? . In the momentous occurrences of war there are often striking events of a minor nature that, when discovered by the future historian, serve to give us a personal interest ln the times and afford a relief from the description of battles and tales of terror and suffering. If not authenticated, how ever, they become so dimmed by tradition as to be valueless. Accurate versions are proportion ately valuable. One has been given to me by an ?.Z\?r' an,d.as 11 relates to what would be of almost universal Interest, I send It to your paper for nres ervatlon. I heara It from his lips on a beautiful summer afternoon on the spot where the events occurred. The "Blue UldgS" seemed slimbertn! In the hazy distance,the peaceful vallevsstrpt^htJf J.? "Pfas^'e quietness between," as If hurtling screaming ball had never disturbed the/r v.* htwt's place was one of the historic family homes of Virginia, where " uea/?p ?mi plenty''and warm hearted hospitality had reltrned SnfofreS^ darker hue than that or thp ^ass^^arrod^mber gave evidence that the ?livl3r^|'re^'TSWd B.ished on tangled shrubbery and desolated Helds. In the opening duys or the war (18611 John Au gustlne Washington was living in} Fauamer county. lie was the foimer proprietor of Mount > ernon and heir to the family plate Hav?n?^Vm lted means and oppressed by the care entailed upon hliEas owner of M<S Vemon^S the constant stream of visitors and the conktanr c alms upon his hospitality, he disused at th? place to the Ladles' Mu Verhon AssocKS has since kept the house and groundH iS' and thrown them open to the public Mr w?Sh lngton entered the service of the confederiJv the overseer in charge of his affaire uneasy about the historic silver underffit^aiJ^S union troops were already in the vlclnltv 'i^ wrote to my friend, who, he knew had K ^ pointed executor of his (Mr. Washintrton'sTwin /n case of death, that he could no longer have chanre or It. He was told to send it to Kinloch dence of my friend, and in a few days an arrived laden with the precious artlch* nukiS a large box. The anxious question that M sented Itself was what to do with It 'in ih? ,?!?" die ot the night the host and his son unir??I^?? any living being, arose and, Kliuft Mv? from the box, put it in rive guano sacka wmS considerable difficulty they Uien man^S" ro jln it up into a pigeon loft over a tool hSaiv^ ?L? square) ln the large old-fashto?^ distance from the dwelling, embowered^,1' hanging trees. Next they filed tSKtSn^Uh corn cobs from the stable, packing them^TtiJKir and flailing the lid on. Next fnoraiu^ the box back to*Vaveland, from whence it eJ^ with a message that the silver would Mt be at hlnloch, as soldiers were c&mrJti nOf* w Father and son alone knew of the jecemioif rSrat'sarsS dlers and stragglers ransacked the^house l^d premises; the barn was burned. 6Wrmt?TK?i curred almost to the very base ofthe^nJiw yet was Its slumber never dlsturbed. it Vhin^i that after leaving Arlington the^feYnd ^ of Gen. Robert ? Lee raided host, who was a cousin, and it was wnlectupBd that papers might have been left ffind that would be of value to the government. In fact a toilet box of the general and some famllv imirS were found in the loe house. TWs SiiSSd a search of exhaustive character: rocte wem mW turned, the family cemetery Invaded. buUffiiim scrultinlzed, and every conceivable nwk ^d cranny explored by eager eyes, yet- through lt^alL the Washington plate, covered witkdirt anddust sa.'sis.a.r???.?. imsss fh?^a,??T5S?SSasi!!!S5S ln the distance, it was taken from its dutrenm the bags ho decayed that they would sStbSS weight, and restored to the then helm. Its former ^oJMS3?5Sa,OT5SJ??n-"?s? First Philadelphia girl?The Boston glrtf lace much tighter than we da HvcoiiU P. a.?Yes; they don't allow themselves any chance for enjoyment when their lovers are squeezing their waists.?Mo*to& Courier. The Limit.?She?Well, my dear, we ought to get the children something nice for Christmas this year. He-Yes, I suppose that's so, sod yet money isn't very plentliuL she?Weil, I must know how much I am to hate for this purpose, what is the limit? He (absently)?Four dollars is ss high as I gsaer ally play.?2W J/iU. XffOVT 1WEKKBEB8 LIVE. who Try to Oct Along oat Their Salaries. who mr ^pcss?bachelors who mum. TAW ESTABLISHMENTS?LIVING UK ROOMS AMD BO* TELS?A SOBER AND BOONOWCU BACKERS WHO SATZD MONEY. Old Capitol officials say that this Is the soberest and least extravagant House that has ever assem bled in Washington. Members are not no much given to late suppers, and there have been no dronken men on the floor. For years past night sessions have been looked upon as orgies. At the all-night session that closed the first year of the Forty-ninth Congress there was no drunkenness. During the whole session no member has an exhibition of himself on the floor through having | looked too often upon the wine when It was red. It is asserted that there is now only one man who comes in tlu; Hall with the fumes of wine in his House. 1101 ?011 mnL 1113 a m ECONOMY OP immms applies to their domestic affairs. The great que*, tlon is how to U ve well without spending all of their salary. Without furnishing any striking examples ^.Pe?nrtoa^.e8a? 48 have existed at odd times. House tries to live within its means, it Is member of congress to live In re ?I?? ,not 8Peno every cent of his A pJam. economical man, with a family that is in no way extravagant, Is Mr. Bland. His wife Is said to be a model housekeeper, and he has no extravagant habits. He keeps house and walks to and from the Capitol. He spends little ??,he7tha?r, c^"1a^e ]Wre: not try to keep up ?on dress? an<1 does not drink or ?SSS ^JXVSNrg*B&SS& JE???J^ere?lt habits do well to keep out of ? J 7 J?ave 110 private means to help out arowo^thl^ ^ .9 ?' members, of course, arewealthy, living In their own houses at great ful'y ?nto fashionable Wash Jlr.? with all that implies. These are but few, and they spend the amount of their yearly salaries several times over. ' ECONOMICAL GREENBACKER8. In days gone by there have been men in the House who have disregarded all conventionalities, and set at it to save their salaries. Members of ?m.3t? ?h?.?k ??rtjr have always consplc ? 's'? this. A few years ago there was a green m Jhe far west who is said to have set rnr /u ?Dr ali ?he world' anU Uved ln Washington h? hTS a.n exPen1se,of only $800 per year. ? i. and several children, rented a Utile ? heyon(l the Boundary somewhere and ,at every point. Neither he nor his * forappearances. His wife astonished the House one time by nursing her bab> in the members' gallery. Again she ??^uered the cravings or lt3Juvenile appetite ln the rotunda. About \liat lime another green backer, this one rrom the southwest, found a Piace,!f0W11 in tlM' southern part ol the city, near Jhe old ' anal somewhere, where he had to pa!}- but doIlal? per month for rooms, board and at mlsLs^ rJX? are nono 01 these rt?"ld econo 1*} this c?ngress. Even Mr. Holman, who a such a reputation for his economy of the ,r"one-V8> boards with his family at a hotel, where his expenses cannot be small. CLUBBING TOGETHER. Some of the members who have not their families with them club together In pairs. Two Virginia members have a suite of rooms between them, and for the suite with board, pav *55 each Members generally find that their board and rooms cost for themselves alone from $60 to ?200 per month. They have opportunity spend much besides, If they have a mind to, in theaters, drives and dinners. One tiling members have to *kat women who have rooms to rent expect to get more for them from a Congress frieot the New Jersey delegations got the ^t^ro' these speculative landladles byKrepre_ senting himself as a government employe, as he conceived himself to be. in this way he got his ??? at the price paid by ordinary folkfand found himself very comfortably fixed. The aver fSn im however, can tell an M. C. on sight and would not be victimized by any subterfuge of n m.??i h mbers who have theIr families And J? keeP house. Mr. Glover, who has no family, adopts this plan, not, however, lor economy's sake, as he lives alone in a fine house on Connecticut avenue. MEMBERS WHO KEEP HOUSE. There are only about thirty members who keep house, w. L. Scott lives in considerable style ln one of those handsome stone houses on K street ?^i7v>biU? *}? Shepherd. In his earlier Mr. s. S. cox lived in a very modest suit of nn&i\ CapltoL Later he lived ln his own Dupont circle, which he sold for $50,000 he went t0 Turkey. He is now at ?l8??s? but expects to build a home near the one he sold. Mr. Mltehell Keeps a tine estabuJh! th? <d?nJ?h?? . rcle? and Uves very expensively, z.?o* Ms salary as a congressman not being taj^u into consideration, as he Is very wealthy. The New \ork and New England men generally ??.?!,. ?ne or tfae other of the first-class hotels. SnS . keeps bouse in Le Droit park. '. ?hl?' keeps house on Connecticut ? , ,,|e* ^enator-Elect Daniel keeps house in the fashionable northwest. The speaker always boards 2L . an(l Morrison is at Wlllard's every s^sion. Mr. Randall keeps house on Capitol HllL No do Me^rs Barbour, Dunn and c. K. Breckinridge. ?Ml,rtln' F,sher> Eustace, Gibson, James, Keti ham, \\ iison, stone, of Missouri and f^T;l1,1,^v!.P9tabllshment8 with home com. forts around them. Perry Belmont, like Mr wirhmir ihe comforts of a house of hlsownj ? K? !ls,,rwofafamUy- H1? house is In ?vnn?,o ?a?le Part of the city, on Rhode island avenue, at the corner of 17th. Davenport keens house also. Pindar, Matson, singleton, Springer ^.Jhomas B. Ward, Wellborn, e.a^ heon. Gay and Lanham, are happy in home comforts. Most If nor all, of me other members live in rooms or at boine of the many hotels. Rooms are the rule. Walking to lfii* Crave. JOHN HMOER'g TRAMP OF TWKNTY-FIVE THOUSAND MILKS. A telegram to the New York Herald from Wabash, lnd., December 12, says St John Snider Indiana's walking man: Snider lives one mile south of Mill Grove, a small station on the Pan Handle railway, ln the eastern part of Blackford county. Your corespondent found him industri ously performing his heel and toe act. His home Is a one-story log cabin located in the center of an acre lot which is enclosed by a shabby rail fence. Around the house a beaten path worn fully five inches below the surface, indicates the route pursued by snider ln his weary and almost ceaseless tramp. To vary the monotony of his travels Snider has two other promenades, both In the rear of the dwelling, circular ln toriu and ninety feet in diameter. During the past three ?onths Snider has walked lncessSntfy ouf^f aoors, through rain, sleet and snow, but, as the ?xposure had begun to tell on him, his relatives ixerclses.& r??m lQ the cabln for bis pedestrian SKIZKD WITH 8PA8MODIC TWITCHING. Two years ago last April snider, then a robust man of fifty-four, while at work ln a fleld was seized with a spasmodic twitching of his arms and ^lds a,1?d sevefe cramping of the muscles of the ^ythoUeHWtVncapac,ted for labor or any kind? and the physician summoned pronounced the eate a most serious one. After a few days of suffering Ml symptoms of nervous derangement di?u5 peared, and ror a week Snider was apparent! v as well as ever. Then the muscular convulsing again manifested themselves, but thLs time in the legs. He lost control of both legs, and the nrcu penalty to walk, which will eventually carry sS" ierto the gmve, took complete possession of him and with the exception or about four hours eaok iay, from i to o a. m, he is constantly on hls feer and traveling at the rate of four miles #n Snider Is a. man of dark complexion, with an gray beard and short gray hair. His countenance by constant exposuite to sun and mln and the deep lines of care on his face nrove t??ar' he fully appreciates the magnitude^f ft?mi^or tune Living in the sa.ne cabin wi?h Snider are his wife and five children, two sous and three ?.arsa.w0hsisss?iur,,'seira b> eating ah he walks. At five o'clock in the morning, after a sleep of three to four hours, Snider begins his dally tramD and continuous walking, eating his meals as he walks, until one o'clock the following morr.ii.cr when he sits down In a chair and sleeps soundl?' being unable to rest ln a recumbent position *?' the outset his friends endeavo^ by^fo," e to In duce him u> remain quiet, but he immediate^ bel came frantic, and with tears in his eves th? patient begged to be released or hewouW<5le smder was placed ln the state asylum at Indian apolls for abrief time, but was returned bv n?? authorities there, pronounced harmless and in curable He is perfectly ration^ but^alks Utile about bis peculiar affliction, and seemK rather averse to newspaper notortetv walker staled that he could not possibly control himself, and that his Phystelansh^intoEfS him that he would walk until death claimed him When snider began his tramp & ShM? pounds; he now weighs 150 pounds and has not in oun^supeifluousiiesh. Ills muscles wS SNORING ON H18 TRAMP. At times Snider sleeps as he walks, and for an hour, guided by relatives, he swings around the circle snoring loudly, and upon awakening- he runs at a rapid gait lor several miles tn ?%,.* himself, " as he*say! Snider suffers nolmma^ apparently contented while in motlom "Or. Davidson, of Hartford city, who la fintjin. *_ phyalcian andhas complete charjre or the ^? told the Herald correspondent thiu wwi? covery Is impossible Sijlder wouldp^Slf many months. "Theaffection toadSSS?7JV?T spinal cordL'' said the doctor, "and SKhe down his physical condition Is not subwtS. 5S? erament 6y the brain, the great nerreSti?r*' he Is unable to stop, even for a moment Is said by physicians to be unparalleled powers of endurance superhnm iynuieiea lu* lAtndon Letter to the Liverpool ftwt. Count Kalnoky is getting better known to Europe through reoeut events titan he ever seemed destined to tie. He appears to beaner aonallty of considerable Interest. He la a ton flmed bachelor, hates society, never glvea an entertainment of any kind, and appears to have no passion but a passion for mrt in?Z ^?^-,tS!Sr?,?baiSif sfssM y^the bemrof hiaoppoasatsmiSthe^ WORKIWU AMONG NEWSBOIN. Wku tke Newsboy*' AM SMtoty Has Bce> Maf. ixmmct or a ladt akoxo m sors-rai de pravity sax rocxs ahoko colored bots?pro YITOBG G0UXTBT B0HE3 AND BMC&AB EMPLOY ment FOB both At * recent meeting of the Newsboys' and Chil dren's Aid society Mrs. tL B. Barlow read a report reviewing the work or the society from May 24th, of the present year, to October 31st. The paper I said that the writer "llnds that many of the news-j boys hare comfortable homes, and are partly, and i some ot them entirely, self-supporting, while others are rery needy. Many of them attend the public schools during the day, and sell the evening papers, making from $1.50 to 92 per week. The money is sometimes given to their mothers, and helps to clothe them, and Is sometimes only made tor 'spending' money, a large portion of which I fear Helps to support the cigarette trade, as so many ot the boys smoke. Those who have gained a support by selling papers have been left to do so, with a few exceptions, while those who have pre ferred places elsewhere for the winter have nad such places provided tor them. Some of the par ents ot these boyg have them sell the papers simply to keep them employed, recognizing the fact that to keep them busy is to keep them from mischief and wickedness, and recognizing the fact our selves that to close the door to error is to open the one to right, we have not only tried to keep them busy, but have, whenever opportunity offered, en deavored to ameliorate their condition when they had Improper surroundings. SENDING BOYS TO THE COUNTRY. A. B., age 14, we found selling intoxicating drink behind his father's bar, and offered him a place in an office, where he remained Ull the office closed, and then went back to his father's busi ness. We went there and offered him a second place, but his lather wanted to keep him at home, and he Is still there. Another boy, C. D., we sent to the country, to get him away trom the wicked Influence of an Intemperate father, who kept a restaurant also, and had the boy help him. An other boy. E. F., we sent in the country also. He had a good father but no mother, and had learned bad habits from Improper associates, which we hoped to break up by sending him away. DEPRAVITY AMONG COLORED BOYS. We have also provided country homes for several other poor white boys, and some colored boys also. We find, however, a strong and growing dislike among the colored boys to leave the city; cheap ftlMces of amusement and pool-rooms afford an rresistlble attraction to this class, and, Indeed, I know of no work of greater importance than this among the colored youths, or one that calls for more earnest, prayerful, persistent labor. Many of their mlsiortunes arise from a want of early training to industrial habits. These, however, seem to be quite a secondary conslderat ion, and truth a forgotten principle; while falsehood and thert have Joined hands and found their legiti mate home in places of correction. They are so familiar with falsehood that they no longer fear it as the llrst step In the downward course of ruin. This, with what seeins an innate spirit, of ingrati tude among them, makes it a serious question to those who are endeavoring to raise their standard of morality, circumstances we know have largely excluded this class from many of the Industries, and encouraged in them that spirit of idleness which seems to be the mainspring of their trouble. A strict compulsory training to industrial habits, such as are given in the manufactories, would, we believe, be a great help to what seems an urgent necessity, viz., an industrial education." "Most of the business men," the report contin ued, "have received me kindly and encouragingly, notably Lansburgh & Bro., who promised to 'help us when they could," ana they have kept their word by taking six of our boys; some of the other stores have evidently considered me a beggarly nuisance that they were very glad to get rid of by an easily forgotten promise, one of the six boys referred to has been discharged for falsehood. An utter disregard ior their woid, and a general un truthfulness seems to pervade this whole class to an alarming extent. Indeed, it seems that famil iarity with this sin has made them cease to think it wrong. Some of the boys are doing well. I hud the pleasure of being present at the promotion of one or them, G. H., who was called up and re warded in my presence, by an advance in wages, for being a good boy." "I ha>e te'D very sorry, indeed," Mrs. Barlow says, "to turn away some of the homeless, friend less boys, white and colored, who come to me for aid. One little white boy walked twenty-tlve miles to get here; was brought to the office by one or our boys who picked him up on the street tired and hungry. When I started out with him, hop ing to get some employment for him, I noticed that he was not steady on his feet, and asking why, he 9ald 'he had had nothing to eat for so.ne time; maybe that was it.' I look him to a restau rant, gave him something to eat, and as I had no other shelter for such cases, sent him to the sta tion house for the night, colored boys have come to me in the same way. The last one I sent to the country, as 1 happened to have an order for a boy at the time. There have been many discouraging circumstances attending the work, and months have sometimes intervened before rtnal .arrange ments for the disposition of the children could De made. The case of the children, six in number, began in July, and though 1 made every possible effort in their behalf, they were not provided with homes till October. The eldest daughter, in the mean time, ran away irom home and gave us a great d(^il of trouble and anxiety. A PATHETIC DEATH SCENE. I regretted exceedingly to write "Died" October 21 beneath the name of Daniel Madison, my most j efficient helper among the colored boys. I have j called on him very often for assistance, and he | never failed to respond; was one of the tew who I kept his word with me. I vtsltcd him during his i long illness, and at my last visit round him at | death s door, .still lie whispered, 'I am so glad i you came! r was going to try to write you to-day, | but 1 am so weak 1 cannot even talk.' 1 said, 'Yes, poor boy, but can't you trust our Father?' 'Oh, j yes, I can trust Him. I know He'll care tor mc,' came in a weak voice, and 1 never heard him speaK again. A committee of two boys very soon re ported his death at the office." An Able Financier. From the Philadelphia Chronicle Herald. "Mary," said an economical Philadelphia hus band, "I want to make you a Christmas present this year, but I really don't know what to get. guess I'll postpone It until next year and then get something nice." "John, you said that, last year." "lteally now, did i? Well that proves that I never forget you." "But, John you may be dead by next year." "Why, that's true, and if I don't waste any money on Christmas presentsyou'li be so much the better off. Really, Marv, I'm glad to see you look at matters in such a sensible light." Elaborately Mixed. From the Philadelphia Telegraph. This is the way it looked after the election to an eloquent orator of San Francisco: "Gentlemen," he said, "the renown of this glorious victory will re-echo in golden letters through the corridors of the river of time." ??? .? A Long Ride on IIoneback< From the Nashville American, Dec. 13. A young man who Is making a long and novel trip on horseback came into the city a few days since. His name is Obrien Atchison, and he is from Detroit, Mich., from which point he started six weeks ago. He is a student, and has been in bad health for some time from hard stu^y. some one suggested to him the idea of making a Journey to Flonda on horseback, and he resolved to carry out the Idea. He is taking everything leisurely, going eighteen to twenty-flve miles a day, and has been having lots of fun. He stopped in Nashville to rest a while. To-day he will resume his journey to the orange groves and banana bushes of the land of bugs Ho came to the sanctum one nil The place where the editors m And he wanted soiue br He wax hungry, he Mead, Would be glad to tret even a bight. He had served in a cavalry corps, la the war for the Union, he sworps, Was the first in each tight: Rode a charger milk wnight. And slaughtered bis foes by the scorps. But to his appeals for a pension, The Government paid no atteusion; He was old and rheumatic And half paralytic. And his woes were too numerous to mention. His case was a hard one. no doubt; So some of the boys went aboudt And raised him a sum That for some time to cum Would keep him, and then ho went oubt. When he in the court was arraigned Next morning, the cause was explaignod! He had wasted the sum That we gave him in rum? Ho has since at the Island remained. ^ SOS Lyon Resents the Lib.?The bad blood existing for some time past between the members of the firm of Cardoza 6 Co., of Richmond, Va., which failed last week, culminated Wednesday in an open quarrel, In which Mr. Cardoza came near putting a bullet into Mr. Lyon. Mr. Lyon, who is the Junior partner, has lately returned from New York, where he has been trying to negotiate with the arm's principal creditors. In talking over the business troubles Wednesday the partners both lost their temper and Mr. Cardoza called Mr. Lyon a liar Lyon's son Interfered and Cardoza pulled out a pistol and blazed away. Lyon skipped out in lmiy style and had cardoza arrested. Lyon wis also arrested later on a warrant sworn out by fnwi/vfa Both parties are now out on ball, and n-rottiny t.tmea are expected when they meat. To Fob* a New Tbottwo Association. ? The International Association of Fairs and Expositions held Its closing sessions in Chicago Thursday. Judge George & Perkins, of Kentucky, offered the following resolution, which was adopted: "Jte soitMd Tnat the best interests and the fair oon duct of speed trials all over the country require the formation of a new association for the regula tion of the same, independent of any like associa tion now in existence, and that the fairs In this ..Mni.tjnii which include premiums for speed in their catalogue will heartily aid such a move ment. "Judge perklns, who Is a director of the t .tmi. I air at Covington, said he was dissatisfied with the arbitrary management of secretary Vail, of the National Trotting association. Judge Per kins said the resolution was designed So give Shane to a feeling existing among many horse men/ A meeUnglne said, would be called soon to tab* steps tor the organization of anew American or national association. ^ "Does tout husband believe l? Socialism, Mrs. Qravf asked Mrs. Tattle. "No, I should say he didn't. Why, If you'll believe me, I can hahUy i ? ? J Pl ' aMB> cali."?AoM Amms JYi KOVIE REAL ESTATE TALK. Eckiafim, lie Fn?ss?? CMntry ?t Sir. tiiOee, THK KOTURHT IN FKOPKKTT TO THE NOtTBUW OP THE CrTT?SOMETHING THAT A REPRSWNTA TIYE COMMITTEE OP CITIZENS CAN DO TO A*VANCa DISTRICT I NT* RESTS. "Ecklngtoa," as the country home of the lata Joseph Galea, the senior jnember of the Ann of Utiles S Sea ton, publishers of the Xattonal InUt ligenrrr, was known, has been sold by a lucent decree of the District court. Mr. George Trues dell is the purchaser, he having paid $r>0,000 Wr the eighty-seven acres which Is.comprised within this tract. The sale, of course, includes the house, where, for many years, the genial hospi tality of Mr. Uales attracted the best people of the city. The exterior of the house Is nut pretentious, but, on the contrary, Is very plain. It la, however, very conveniently arranged inside, with a wide hall through the center of the house. It contains twenty-five rooms, and there are several buildings near the house which were used for servants' ?iuaiters. The bouse will not be torn down, and or the present at least one of the famous houses for which this city Is noted will remain as a landmark and as a reminder of former days. Mr. Gales died about the breaking out of the war, and t he place has not been kept up. For a num ber of years past it has been used as a summer boarding house. As is well known, this old plaoe lies to the north east of the city, at the head of New York avenue and some distance east of North Capitol street. A portion of it touches upon Boundary, where In former days the driveway to the house began. The land then gradually ascends until at a dis tance of nearly a mile from Boundary the house Is located. It. commands a fine view of the city, and is surrounded with large trees. It was for a long time regarded as one of the choice localities in the vicinity of the city, on both sides, for some distance, the land was devoted to private residences, and many of these places are still kept up. Edgewood, where chief justice chase Uvea, is In this vicinity, and so Is the old place formerly occupied by Carlisle Patterson. For the past twenty years, however, the locality has witnessed few changes, except the gradual decay and deterioration of these coun try homes. The march of improvements seemed to have abandoned this section, and the prop erty has practically been out of the market. This is attributed to many causes, mainly, how ever, to the Baltimore anu Ohio railroad, which has also affected in the same way the property within THE NORTHEASTERN LIMITS Of the city. Within the past few years the growth of the city has made Itself felt in this vicinity, and in spite of disadvantages, the unimproved land within the bounds of the city and also the prop erty outside hits come Into demand, improve ments are gradually transforming the wastes and commons into wvll-bullt streets, and now this in fluence is being felt beyond the boundary. Mr. Truesdell Intends to subdivide the property as far as possible In accordance with the streets of the city and place the lots on the market. Mr. James L. Barbour and others, who own the land to the west of Lincoln avenue, also propose to place their property on the market, and the remainder of the land I) l?g between Le Droit parti and Kendall green, along the edge of the city's bounds, now held In small lots, will no doubt come Into the market in the same way. While all tnls land may not be subdivided and built up at once, still It is plain that In the near future the needs of the grow ing city will cover this vacant ground with houses. From 7th street west the northern bounds of the city are already subdivided, and now the move ment, begun along Kock creek and advancing some dlstunce from the city limits, Is also extend ng east. It will be remembered by readers of The Istar that this fall Mr. B. H. Warder purchased th tract of land containing 43 acres known as Whitney Close. This land lies east of the 7th street road, adjoining the Soldier's Home and on the north and south side of Whitney avenue, which is the entrance to the Home grounds. It is proposed to lay this ground out in villa sites. Directly north of this land is a farm, and beyond the latter Is the place of Mar shall Brown, containing 183 acres, wnlch has been recently purchased by a syndicate for subdivision and sale. The tendency In this direction of recent investments is still more clearly shown In the large transfers of property along the line of the Metropolitan branch of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Six miles from the city, on this road, is the station formerly known as Ilrlghtwood, but is now Takoma Park, a flourishing settlement of Washington i?eople. The Park contains some 1,000 Acres. Farther up the road Is Forest Glen, where a tract of land was purchased last summer by a company of gentlemen in this city, who are now erecting a large hotel. Above Knowles, which Is the next station, auother Washington company has purchased recently >ome 500 acres along the line of the railroad, which they intend to call Garrett. They also propose to erect cottages there and encourage others to do the same. Washington Grove, still iarther along the road, where annual camp-nieetings are held, is really a little village where people live the greater part of the summer. In lact, all along this railroad there are Washing ton people who occupy their own houses. DISTRICT INTERESTS OF GENERAL IMPORTANCE. The formation of a representative committee of citizens to represent the interests of the District beiore Congress Is the subject of more or less con versation among the citizens, especially in view of the recent meeting that was neln for that purpose. Some citizens with whom a star reporter has talked seem to be disinclined to take any part in such a movement, because of the attitude of a class of persons whom they characterize as irre sponsible. "The purpose of such a committee, as I understand It," said a well-known citizen, "is not to advance any speculative schemes, whether In land or otherwise, nor Is It to act in the interests of any one section. I have reached this conclusion from conversation with gentlemen who were in strumental in calling the meeting which was held last week. There are various matters which af inct \ itally the Interests of the people of this en tire District which ought to be urged upon the at temlon of congras. 1 allude, lor example, to the condition of ou "testamentary laws. To explain what I mean I will mention a few incongruities of these laws. If a man living in Baltimore, for In stance, and owning property In this city, should die, having made a will which is according to the laws of Maryland, his heirs would find ihat his property In this city would be intestate. They would be compelled to procced in regard to his District property in the same way as if he had left no will, although his devises may have included his property here. But legal proceedings would have to be instituted, an ex ecutor appointei with his 5 per cent commission and a sale effected, and tne heirs dually would re ceive their share in the property, less some 25 per cent, which these proceedings would probably cost. Congress ought to enact a law by which wills made in any part ot the country, according to the laws In force at the place whei-e the will was made, should be operative in this District. Then take the case of a man who owns property and is a resident here, lie makes a wlh, wuich, as a ruie, men are not very much Inclined to do, and if he should acquire property after the date of the will, that property would be Intestate, although his will might in words cover ail his property of which he should die possessed. The law as It now stands makes it necessary for a man to make a new will every time he acquires a new piece of property. The iate Mr. George W. Rlggs, althougn he left a will also left a large aiftouni of his property intestate in this way. You can read ily see that this is an important matter requiring the attention of congress. Then there is the law relative to property for which no owner appears. Euclosed possession for a period of twenty years, unless an infant heir appears, is necessary beiore a title can be acquired. 1 think that the time should be shortened. Besides property held by a tax title can be claimed by the owner, and If the taxes have been paid by the holder oi the title, the owner can take possession without paying a cent of the back taxes. "You can readily see," he continued, "that it Is not necessary for a committee in representing the Interests of the District to have anything to do with joos or private and speculative schemes, and lo my knowledge that was the purpose In the movement started for the organization of a com mittee. If there is any object other than con serving the general and public interests of the District, 1 for one would nave nothing to do with the committee." In Pursuit of a Miwreant. SEARCHING JERSEY WOODS FOB THE ASSAILANT OT A WOMAN. All the able-bodied men of Silver Late, N. J., a small hamlet on the outskirts of Montclalr, were scouring the woods yesterday in search of a mm who tried to assault a woman and made advances lo a young girl late on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Agnes Cowan on that day starved to walk to the residence of Mrs. Bobert Mc^ulnn, her mother, on Bloomtleid avenue, near Suoflsh Pond. It was almost dark when she approached a thick clump of woods which skirts Eugene place. She had almost reached the other side of the lonely spot when she observed a man standing In the path in the snow directly In front of her. As ahe approached him he did not move. She gave a half suppressed cough to attract his attention, as ahe did not want to step aside and walk through the deep snow drifts on each side of the path. In an Instant he sprang upon her and seized her by the throat. Altuougn In delicate health, Mrs. cowan [ought frantically and managed to scream. Her assailant attempted to throw her on the, ground but she scratched his face with her nails and got his lingers between her teeth. The man klcsed her, aiid ahe sank to the ground unconscious. An aged Frenchman, named eiccallo, who lives near the scene of the asBsnlt, heard Mrs. Cowan's cries, ahd hurried to her rescue. As he leaped through the snow Mrs. cowan's as sailant fled. The unconscious woman was taken Home and Dr. Crane summoned, lie at once pro nounced her condition mow, critical, and exprMeed but little hope of her recovery. Great excitement prevailed wnen the assault became known last night, on the top of It came the news of um nar row escape of sixteen-year-old Katie Farley, daugh ter ol James Farley, a milk dealer. The girl givea i description of the man who spoke to her, which answers in every way for that of the man who isaaulted Mrs. Cowan. Droye Him Fbom Ha Foer omcs.?The Un??l States district attorney has been notlfled of the Issuance of warrants for the arrest of ten clttaens >f West Carroll parish, La., issued on the affidavit of Simon Wltkowskl, at Lake Provldenoe, oharg Ing them with Interference with the unltodStetes mail and with driving him from the pot* 0?* Caledonia, where he was postmaster. ? Ex-SSCRSTABT Piss's GOLDEN WXDSOKL?JCX tecreimjoc state UamUtoo Fish and his wife on VJedntaday celebrated their golden wedding. The When a THE rXDERTIKRRK 1TOHV. illlwa wm Rnri? b?Ml la A bevy or 8undav school girls were sluglnir a song with the refrain "Cast thy Bread upon the Waters.*" as a Star reporter was walking In K-?*t Washington recently. Af the reporter stopped to listen, an elderly grntlemin, reputed to be ono of tbe wealthy residents of mat section, stopped al*>. When the girls stopped singing tb* elderly gentlo man remarked to the reporter. -That 1* a sweet little Sunday school song, and I love to bear It, for I have found that there is more truth t ban poetry In It." "Indeed!" exclaimed the reporter. "Perhaps you wont object to telling me why you so admire thtssotgr "1 am generally triad," said the old citizen, "when I And an opportunity to tell my experi ence. WelL to make a long story short. ?*>u remember that once 1 was an undertaker, t o?mi menced business with no capital, In fact, emu menml on credit. I bail some grave yard lots standing In my name, and In my case they were handy things to have. Business was not over t be best, out I was struggling along, generally gettlug about enough to keep from running behind, one evening wtrfie sitting In my place of business an old centlemau walked In. 1 rose and asked, 'Well, my mend, what can I do for you?" 'Are you Mr. P??' asked be. That Is my name,' I answered. ?Well,' continued he, ?I'm in trouble. My only boy died about an hour ago.' He then broke down, falling down In a chair and covering his face with hit hands, while his eyea were suffused with tears. I tried to quiet him, and in a Utile while sue. ceeded. He then said that he had been recom mended to me as a humane man, t list bts boy was entitled to a respectable funeral, but he had not a cent, and only tne Lord knew when he would have monev. I told him," said the ex-undertaker, "that 1 would help him, and, calling my assistants 1 sent them to the old man's lodgings to prepare tbe body. He showed some good taste in tbe selection of a ooffln, and was full of gratitude for my offer. He could not raise even the cash to pay for opening the grave and for the hearse and carriages, and I found that he had not even friends enough to find a minister to conduct the funeral, and I had t he pastor of our family to attend it. On going to t he cemetery he named I found that his family lot was Oiled, and the title was In tbe name of anotbef branch of the family, so I had to furnish blm a site In one of my lots. The poor boy was put away m a much better manner than be expected, although bad be been able be would probably have spared no expense, as he seemed to be very fond of the boy. You se? by this Incident that the cemetery Rltis came In hand}'. All this I did cheerfully, paying the cash out of my pocket, believing that If tbe Old gentleman ever was able that be would pay the bill, and If he continued poor the expense would not ruin me. The day following the funeral the old gentleman came to tbe store and thanked me for what 1 had done, and aa be left he said, 'I don't know when I can pay yon, for 1 see no pros pect whatever; but If I ever get any money tbe bill will be paid. <*od knows when that will l>e, I don't.' I told him n<>t to trouble himself. The old man promised to call and so In a few days After, during my absence, be came In drunk and kicked up a row with one of my assistants and was driven out. The following day I met him ou tbe street and he apologized for his conduct, saying that he was heartily ashatned to have treated me so. He said that be was so despondent that he sometimes felt like never attempting to Eet up. It had not always been thai way wit h lm be said, and be believed If be had his own he would be well fixed. 'What do you mean by hav ing your own?' I asked him, and he replied: ?Once our folks owned considerable property, and although some of It has been built upon and some is In the hands of real estate people I nave no recol lection of our folks' selling It.' I then told him that he might see my lawyer (giving him a card1, and ask him to look Into the matter, and if I could be of any further help to him to let me know. This was in the early summer. Karly in the fall I was surprised by a call from a real estate agent, who offered me a good round sum for a lot now in the fashionable northwest section. I answered: 'My friend, you must have made a mistake; I own no property there.' 'I guess you do, and several lots besides t he one 1 want.' replied tbe real estate man. 1 told him I would look into the matter and he could call again. I then went to my lawyer and learned that the old man had placed his business In his bands that lie (the lawyer) had found that the title to over a square of ground was still in the old man, and those in possession claimed It through old tax titles; that he had opened a correspondence with tbe parties and tbe result was that a compromise had been made with the old man, who recovered sev eral thousand dollars from one firm and deeds for several lots from another, and that the old man had insisted on Ave or six of the lots being con veyed to me, and he had then fixed himself up and gone on a trip. Thus It was with me, the bread cast upon tbe waters' has been a ble.sslng. 1 have told this story to many of my friends and 1 hope they will profit by it. You know now why I ap preciate that little Sunday school song." ?se4 by Hli I H. P. WXDDKLL CHARGED WITH FRAUD TO TBI AXOCKT OF $500,000. A telegram from Cleveland, Ohio, December 13, says: A suit involving $500,000 and possessed of some peculiar features was brought in the common pleas court here to-day. In 1884 H. P. Weddell, a wealthy banker and owner of the Weddell house, failed for ?2,000,000. His sons, Lawrence and Frank, now sue their father and J. H. Webster, tbe assignee of the bankrupt estate, for $?13,750 each, and ask to have that amount Included in the liabilities of the estate. Their story briefly told la this: In 1881 H. P. Weddell, who became finan cially involved, had certain pieces of real estate deeded to his two infant sons. Later on he pulled out or the difficulty and was again reckoned as a mill ionaire. When the boys became or age, In 1Hmi, t tieir father persuaded them to deed the property tack to him, on the plea of making a more equal division, one part of the real estate having in creased In value more than tbe other. He prem ised to turn over to each an amount equal t? half the value of the whole property so transferred. Before Mr. Weddell fulfilled his promise disaster again overtook hlui, and all hlsproperty went into the hands of an assigns. Tne two sons, there fore, bring suit for $^3a,7."i0 each, as representing the amount they charge a> fraudulently obtained from them by their father. Assignee Webster says that If unmolested the estate wfll pay every creditor dollar for dollar and leave $5uo,ouo be sides. He indignantly denounces this suit as a scheme on the part of the sons to rob their fat her in his old age. Weddell some time ago married a second time, and this marriage being distasteful to his children caused a family rupture. Ui The bird act free from golden cage. Heeds not the splendor of the wire; To ibe clear blue hie wings aspire, Hor tbe rough winds hie seal assuage. Tbe dainty seed each morn supplied Tbe water pure in crystal vine He Hilda not in the airy tiere, Untarnished, chill, and only aide. Ah. sweeter far the thistle seed That floats athwart his venturous way. And dew-drop sipped from wild rose spray! Who calls him back, in vain shall plead. The golden wires were prison ban? They stopped his flitrnt and scarred his wings; 'Tis a rude perch where now he sings. But then its bounds are sky and stars! Tbe sky will lower, the stm will set. The night will fall, the storm will raga; Hang on the tree the open cage But lo. the bird loves freedom yet! ?Southern Bivoume. Ended the num WHOJ>B*AXDKD ROAST BUT GLAD TO EAT AWT KIND OF FOOD. Tbe tramps' insurrection at tbe Lancaster, Pa., workhouse is at an end, t he men resuming work at Rtone-breaking, after having been deprived of food for thirty-six hours. The more violent members of the band have been placed in the oounty prison. ! On Wednesday morning the men revolted and re- , fused to go to work unless they were given vege- j table soup and roast beet for their meals, and also all the chewing and smoking tobacco they j needed. Tbe tramps then took up their quarters 1 in the building used for lodging purposes, and stoned all persons who crossed tne yard. , Late in the afternoon Chief of Police Smith, ! with a posse of officers, went to the work house: and, capturing tbe revolters In their "fort" without difficulty, placed them in qbain gangs of five each. During the night, however, the locks on the chalna were picked by the men, and three of tbe most desperate of tbe gang at tempted to assault tbe night watchman, but, with drawn revolver, that official drove them back to their quarters. On Thursday morning the poor directors decided to send the worst of the tramps to tbe county prison, and to give the others no food whatever until they consented to quietly re turn to work, as stated above, this plan was suc cessful, and the refractory tramps yesterday returned to work and promised to hereafter accept the food provided for them without complaint. Frederic ton (New Brunswick) Ol A partridge hunter near Harney Station tomjd a young bear, and after quite a run secured It and started for civilization at a 8:40 pace. He had only got a few rods away when he found that it was a sort of a grab game, for the old one appeared on the scene and ut once took a hand la, or rather a paw. She seized the sportsman with both paws and was on tne point of giving him a loving squeeze when a bright idea occurred to htm He pinched the cub and the minute it yelled tbe old one let go. He then ran, and when the bear caught him again ne repeated the trick with the same success. He was afraid to put tbe cub down and no doubt would have had a hard chance for life bad he not overtaken Sharp's balsam team. My tea, the driver, took him in, and the old bear gave up the chase. ? Pclfit OrnnoKS or no Theater.? . Dr. Lyman Abbott, tbe senior editor of says in the Ukrithtm Union, aays in that paper of tbe theater: "We believe that, in spite of its evils, society la, on the whole, tbe better for its exlsu enca, We believe not only that Its reform is possi ble, but practicable; we teUeve that It la not only practicable, but already la prooeaaaf develop, meet. We believe that such a ply aa ?Patience' or the 'Mikado' Is healthful fun, may as some la which Joseph Jefferson or Mr. Booth are to be seen are good education?that one is better for seeing them?* And in his sermon at St. John's church, Buffalo, last Bui R. Fuller sail in effect that U a that If hecoula re to Us integrity, and "mSS? Mai says: Forty Ubo tannery of Faysr. Waa l"?d aor jobdng the prim e ami A ntrnry iku imgrNta Km Ar?Mu NlgMti Fi\?i tu? st. rum qmmu * On the side ut u* to^H road to Sblrac, thirty befOn'thfcltfh n^' h>nt, gnlnf north. lUuds a bans pole. This marks the plae* wVr* tbo bo?ly of 8wgHut Ouittn vit touad tlUr hts murder. sergeant Collins *u aa imp<ntof of tM tele, graph line, a man of cr^u pensinal bra Terr. A o;>ropanl?d by his wue, two aervanta aud twa mulctxvre, he ?tirt?d on hit inspect tou duty. Col lins w as hardly eon\ alewaw trum a fever attack when be started, and be Usd go cbotne lu trawl ing but to Up on a tuattrest Bun* on a loaded mtiK At early dawn one day a muHcrr suddenly cried, "Sahib, they bare Modaat Ihe road " and. looking ahead. the serve .<nt aaw aotne men la front who were cownntr him with tbrtr runs. At th?' same uv>m?nt t.h?^ m??n orders liiiu to dis mount. Now (he srrvexnt was in* best abot ia Persia. "B?'off I" be *hout?d, nnug bla revolver twice. The robbers msbed In, firm* aa tbev came, and Collins was bit In two itlacea death beta? instantaneous. After ben tin# the inept* body with their 1ron-bead-<d sticks, (be robbers bunded and curried off the wife aod tus isso n'rvuuta, detaining them In a dell till after mid night. At the pordsfent Instigation of tb" English min ister at Teheran, the Penilan authorities ?rr?-?l the three principal robber*. Another of them com mitted suicide u> avoid capture; another bad di- d from a gunshot wound, apparently la!hn?-<i Uv Collins. But the Persian Authorities, though they had got the criminals In JalL seemed very loin n> bring t hetn to Justice. But at icngt h Mlrra Haanau All Khan, C. s. 1., our agent at sblnu, succeeded In goading the prince governor, U. R. H. EU-e*. bull an, Into trylm; the prisoners. The proceeding were very curloua. Th>*r?- was no witness of tbe murder. The srrresBt was dead, his wife and his t*o wanu had Wn frightened out of their wit*, and the muleteer declared that he could remember nothing. The?1Uu Saltan, finding that tlte English minister would not remain satisfied. ordered the robber* to be brought befote htm. The prtnce-jrormior himself out*sited the law. Half a dozen courtiers lolled against the wall, their arms respectfully crossed ui?on their breast. Seated on a Bilk tunttn-ss in a corner of the room, his back supported br ^ gol.l-embroid ered cushion, the yontig prince i wildi'-d his mu* tache or played with the Jeweled hut of his aatM-r, or toyed with the buckle of prtceleMa brUllaiH ? whle'h formed the central orn.au- nt 01 his plats leather waist belt. The three men werp dressed as villagers u?uMly are, in taU felt caps and long Wt cq;U?. When th?*y were hustled Into thebailof audteaos th?y were still heavily ironed, lor these m?** st* <-4Twn desperate criminals an<l would not hesitate f* a moment to murder th>lr Jailer If Utejr lUoagut they would thereby secure a chant* ui UKSML uu entering Hie ruyal pr?*eriOf they bow totne ground. "Salaam!' t hey shout in a kind of chorus; your villager or tribesman never speaks. lie always bhouta. -How do you like prv-.u? nays tho prlnc?% notlding to them with a smile. Inn-ply the bandits assert their lnno>-cii> e, calling at every aentenoe utton maws and (he l'i\)^ii^. "Are we not narmiess ttlkewa ?ho live in your royal highness ahnilo*? May we be your sacrlficer- The prlm-e untl sndles blandly. "Ah, mv frl'-uds," sa>s he, too, am a Mussulman. We are nii Mu<??uliuans here: and?and. In lact?an unlieiieri'r niotv or les? doesnT much matter. Ill have truly doaa a ^ooddeod. I shall not realiv punish but re?ard you. That you killed the Kennghl there is, of coarse, no doubt; and so 1 must punish you nomi nally. What I propose to do Is to cut off a joint of one linger ot each of yon. But what is that? Nothing. Your dresses of houor are n-ady. You will put them on and will be Instantly liberated. And now, my eiuidren," say* the siutllng prtnc& ??tell me all about It. llow did you manage It, eh? The astonished prisoners received this speech with a burst of Joy. All shouting at once, they hastened to give the prince full part lculara. "The European IIred twice from one pistol?may we be your sacrifice!?and then we aU fired together, rushing in ou him. He was but a European?may your shadow never be less! We t rust in Uie clem ency of your royal highness: Mai* we be your aao> rtnee:" The smile faded from the face of the young prince-governor, his likeness to the shah, his lather, becoming very apparent as his counte nance darkened Into ferocliy. He had at the truth, and. without more ado, nodded wiih appro priate s<ifnlflcance to his chief of pollen, the Karrash-bashl, a burly, black-bearded man, w ho stood behind the criminals. The prisoners werw removed; they were hurrl-d Into the public square In which the palai-e stands, and there their throata were cut. The bodies lay exposed UU sunset, a terror to evil-doers. They Saw ibe Balh-i. EIGHT CHICAGO MINISTERS IS THE FKONT SKATS. A llnuied number of clergymen and the repre sentation of "Galatea" and the "Bal Costume" by the National Opera company' were the attractions at the Columbia theater in Chicago Thursday evening. A dispatch from that city says: The clergymen bad come to sit in Judgment upon the ballet of the the "Bal Costume," and the audience chiefly to sit in Judgment upon the conduct of the clergymen. The clergymen behaved very nicely. They did not wear hljrii bonnets to obstruct the view of those silting behind them; they did not hum the music of the operna; they did not whls Cand annoy other people, nor did they so out ween the acts and come in accompanied by an odor of mixed wines. There were only eight of them, though fourteen 01?h-m are alleged to have appUed for seats, and only & of the s brought ladles with them. Three ot thn clergymen had opera glasses, and one tiought a Ubretto. They all sat in t he sixt h row of chairs la the orchestra, and their names are: The Kev. Calvin S. Rlarkwell, (of the OeafiSSl Christian church. The Kev. J. K. Thompson, rector of 8U Thomas' Episcopal church. The Jtc.t. Charles H. Blxby, rector oi St. Paul's Episcopal chun,h. The Rev. John Rushton, nxtor of t hrlsi s chun'h, Woodlawn. Pastor llarunan, or the Evangelical Lutheran church. yubbi i-visenthaL itabbi Morden. The tlev. Usury a. lvrry. The clergymen didn't seen to mind It at aK that more people were looking at them that at the stage. When the curtain rune on the "Bal Cos tume." Mr. Blackweli raised his head with much grace and fixed his eyes upon the stage, itabbi Feisenthal, who was already In portion, also fixed his eyes on the stage, so did each or the other clergymen. They did not applaud, nsr did they shake their heaifci. W hen the perform ance came Ui an end they passed quietly ouu Some of them were run down and forced to tell what they thought about the ballet. "It is unnectfoariiy and Inexcusably fleshy," said Mr. Blackweli, who preached a sermon last bunday In which he made much harsher criUdaus of the ballet. "It was a very beautiful entertainment la every wav," said Mr. Thompson. "l here Is nothiug immoral about It," fastsr Hartman said affably, aud without a blush, "it Is an old story with me." "1 see nothing immoral In It," said Rector Blxby, "nothing that any pure-minded person can lake exception to." Rector Rushton was quoted as saying to a friend that It "was very beautiful," and "ail right." THUS IS SO rnOCBLE IV THE NATIONAL ORU OOKTANT. A Chicago dispatch last Light says that as far as can be ascertains the rej?orts of trouble lu the ballet of the National opera company, now per forming here, are without foundation. A LaSf Telegraph Circalu From the Buffalo Courier. Ueo. 14. "I've heard aU t be stories of long telegraph dr. cults," said a postal telegraph operator last et lug, "aud in my Uine I've worked some preny ] ones myself, but 1 never beard of anything that equaled one we bad t his afternoon, our people are building a Une from the terminus of the Canadian Pacific to 'Frisco, aud I beard flee President Henry Rosener talking with President Chandler in bis ofllce, No. 1ST Broadway, New York. Mr. Rosener w as at New W estmlnster, which is ol the Pacific coast Just opposite Vancouver island, so they were talking acioss the continent. By that route It Is about 5,00u mUes, lor the wire was made up via Buffalo, Toronto and the Canadian Pacific. Every lew minutes I could hear Medicine Hal chip in, aud ail along the circuit the operators wera ?on.' It was s wonder to everybody, and the In struments were working as clear as a bell on that long copper wire." A l ictlaa al tke Spiaai HaML There is a remarkable case being treated at the city hospital in Louisville, Ky. Thomas Johnson, a victim ol t he opium habit for ?l years was re ceived at the hospital about two weeks ago a physical wreck. He was so we*k be could not stand or speak above a whisper, and his wbaJS system was thoroughly Impregnated with *>? deadly drug. The physicians at that piso? re solved to make an attempt to cure hlsa, S?4, strange to say, It begins to look as if tbelr efforts would be crowned with success. It would uut do to stop giving him the drug all at once, and f to ovop gl v Aklg UilU l-iro Ui I4g saaj nv vaaw. ? glvan a lesser quantity each day. This week It ceased entirely, aud the patient aaya he has soar no desire tor 1U W hen be entered the hospital he weighed about 45 pounds, and was a mere skele ton. He has now nearly iwalned bis strength, and is Raining flesh every day. The case Is watoned with Interest by the proie Thb Bskais vort OS Rktsal or tbs Tsxras or oirics act.?The vol* In the benate yealeruay on tne repeal of the tenure of office art w? as follows- Yeas?Messrs. Beck, Berry, Blackburn, ^on55Saiaaia1 Voorhees, Walthall, Whlttborne and W ilson <2 MarylaiSjSO. Nays?Messrs. Aldrtch, Alllsou^ _ _ Aldrlch, Allison, Blair, camerun, Choney, Conger, iXilph, Edmunds, Krye, Hale, Hawley, McMUianJ ilanderaoa, MltcneU of Fetiimylvanla, Monrlll, Piatt, bawyar. Sherman, bpooner, btanford, Williams and WlSMS of lowa; ad. Oomtmras Ot* Bowshad Laws.?iHMP from British consuls In America on the Americas homestead laWs are about to be published In EsS iand. They agree in praising the operation Of tM laws, and favor the appUcation to Englsod eg the prlnelpte of exemption at personal property to a limited extent Irotn sale under legal prooesa. Mam akp Tsam DtSArrsxa Ukoss Abrahsm H. Yaecht, a Morris county laraier, was driving toward Paimon In a two-horse ~ yesterday morning. W bas near Two Bndg horses took fright sod ran away. Theyi out of the main road and plunged into the river. Both horses and Mr. Yaecst went under Chstss and were drowned, but a boy who was riding with " swam out. Tbs body oftfcet