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VARIETY THE SPICE OF LIFE.
And the Versatile Nebraska Editor's Ex
istence Is Highly Season oil.
From the Lincoln Jonrnal
"As we pen these lines." wrote the able edi
tor. "oor eyes are rivers of tear*, and our soul
is fraught with poignant woe. A gentle, lu
minous star that shone more lustrous than all
the stars about her. has died out. and is dead
forever. Gladys Swivelhnrst?Gladys.the beau
tiful, the young, is dead."
At this juncture the foreman entered the
able editor's room, and informed him that a
short item was necessary to fill the last col
umn on the second page, and the editor wrote
this:
"We must have money to carry on oar busi
ness. Several hundreds of dollars are due us,
and if they are not forthcoming imrat diatelv
the accounts will be placed in the hands of a
collector."
Having dashed this off. he continued the arti
cle about the dead one:
'?Her life and death reminds me of the short
but beautiful existence of the flower: born un
der smiling skies, nourished by gentle breezes;
only to be cut off by the pitiless wind from the
north. It seems like an unhallowed dream?
that Gladys is dead, but she is doubly dead, in
that she died so young."
Here he was called to the telephone, and was
instructed by the manager of the Brokeslate
coal company, to write and print a short read
ing notice for that corporation, and he at once
compiled this:
"Every man's house should be his palace, nnd
? palace would be very uncomfortable without
warmth. The prudent man will order his coal
from the Brokeslate coal company. This coal
is free from dirt, dust and clink.-rs. It burns
freely and gives great heat. Purchasers will
always receive full weight, and having used
this coal once will buy no other."
Then the death notice was continued:
'?It was in the morning of th" wedding day:
the golden glow of the sunlight, streaming into
her chamber, seemed a promise of a life of
happiness to come; but. ere the shadows of the
evening had fallen upon Jhe brown earth, the
deeper and colder shadows of death dimmed
those tender eyes, left tlio damp upon her
beautiful brow, and all was over."
Here a messenger boy handed him a note.
He read it, and taking another sheet of paper,
toon sent the following to the printers:
"James Cobbleton tells a good joke on Andy
3hellhom. For several nights the latter hacl
been annoyed by cattle which broke into his
vard. causing general havoc. At last, enraged
beyond endurance, he bought a gun, and. hear
ing the usual racket in the garden about mid
night. he openeil the window of his room and
blazed away. In the morning he found that
he had shot one of his own cows, which had
broken from the stable and wandered into the
yard. The laugh is on Andy?"
He again resumed the obituary:
??We have watched this young girl grow from
childhood to young and glorious womanhood.
We have watched her when she went by like a
sunbeam, and marvelled at her beauty: and to
day we see the bridal robes substituted by the
clinging cerements of death, and our tears
seem drops of blood ebbing from a crushed
and anguished heart."
When this was written a reporter entered -
the room and handed him a murked copv of a
local contemporary, after reading which he
rapidly penned the following:
"The scnrrillous dish r^g which is published
in an obscure alley of this town by a lop-eared 1
leper who spends his evenings trying to wash
the tar off his body with benzine, says that we }
received #50 for supporting Gen. Strutover for
the office of constable. It is scarcely worth
while for lis to brand thi- as an infamous lie I
which would make Ananias green with envv.
were it not for the fact that there are people
who do not know the true character of the
moral and physical wreck making the charge.
We do brand it as a lie. therefore, and as a lie
we will cram it down the craven throat of the
degenerate coward who uttered it."
The obituary was then taken up again:
'?In this, the dark hour of our sorrow, we
have the sweet consolation of knowing that the
gentle Gladys, too lovely for the harsh blasts
ind tempests of earth, is now where the tear
sever falls, where the sigh is never heard,
where the footfalls of death never echo on the
jasper streets. We can only hope in the nncer
:ain future, when we too hare crossed the
waters of the river of death, we can meet her
there?there where the chorus swells forever,
ind snowy pinions fan the perfumed air."
Another telephone message, and the editor,
taking a fresh slip of paper, scribbled this:
"Genial Tom Breighton is going about town
to-day with a broad smile, on account of a
handsome boy baby who has taken up his
abode in the house. Tom has the congratula
tions of ye editor."
Then he wrote the final sentences of the
death notice:
"This is indeed a sweet thought, yet we are
itrieken with sorrow that in all the weary
years to come we can hear her voice no more.
But what avail words? We cannot speak the
thonghts that surge through our brain; the
tears fall from our eyes on the paper before
tas. and the pen drops from our hand. Peace,
eternal peace, to the ashes of her who is gone."
The day's work was now done.
"James." said the editor, wearily, to the re
porter. "let us go over to Patsy Carder's sa
loon and shake for the drinks."
Gov. Hill's Inaugural Address.
HE ALLUDES TO ELECTION CORRUPTION ASD
RECOMMENDS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
In his inaugural address at Albany yesterday
Gov. Hill touched on national topics, saying
among things: "It is believed that the recent
presidential election was the most corrupt of
iny in the history of the country, so far as the
direct use of money was concerned in induenc
:ng the electors, and public sentiment is natu
rally awakened to the desirability of some re
lief. It is claimed that at least ??HC0.000 wi re
expended in the twentieth aud twenty-fourth i
congressional districts in this state in the ef- <
forts made therein to elect congressmen and j
to secure electors believed to be favorable to
the policy of fostering private interests." After
outlining' measures that might hare a good
effect in securing purer elections if adopted,
the governor utters a warning against attempt
ing too much, lest nothing at all be done, lie
also suggests that the legislature recommend
to Congress the following amendments to the f
Constitution of the United State*: That the
term of office of the President and Vice-Presi
dent be six years; that the President shall be
ineligible for re-election: that the President
shall immediately upon the expiration of his
term become a member of the United States
Senate for life, and receive an appropriate
salary. This amendment shall apply to all
living ex-Presidents.
The governor also suggested a conference of
state representatives, looking to the adoption
of uniform marriage and divorce laws through
out the country.
She senate organized with the election of
Hon. J. Sloat Fassett. republican, as president
pro tem. and the house elected Fremont Cole,
republican, speaker.
A feature of the inaugural parade was
the presence in line. 011 foot, of Bev. T.
Dewitt Talmadge. who accompanied the thir
teenth regiment, of Brooklyn.
There is no doubt that an active politician
tan be an honest man if he tries, but there is a
serious question whether he can be an honest
man and still keep on being an active poli
tician.?Journal of Education.
'Tve been working like a horse all day."
growled Fogle. as he sat down to the supper
table with a look of gloom.
Mrs. F. remarked very quietly, "I'm sorry to
hear you say so, dear. Uor-cs. you know,
never work unless they are driven."?Boston
Transcript.
John Butler, an aged Frenchman, living near
Foxcroft, Me., who on Monday set tire to the
buildings he occupied, killed his colt and goats,
stabbed himself slightly four times, took Paris
green and went into the woods, died Tuesday
morning.
Abner Prugh. born in Frederick county. Md.,
January 1, 1789, celebrated his one hundredth
birthdav anniversary near Davton. Ohio. Tues
day. with four generations of descendants rep
resented.
At Areola. Miss., there is a great deal of ex
citement over the developments growing out
of the burning of the residence of CoL Paxton.
The fire was incendiary. Seven colored ser
vants. five men and two women, have been ar
rested.
A rattling prize fight between Jimmy I.yddy,
of Newark. N. J., and Sam Walker, of Brook
lyn. at a Long Island resort yesterday morning,
was ended by Lvddy fracturing his left wrist
in the 5th round.
A cocking main, consisting of nine battles,
was fought between Sew York and Brooklyn
birds near Orange, N.J.,Tnesday morning.
The Brooklyn birds won the main on the ninth
battle. The battles were for ?100 each, and
(500 was staked on the main.
The ovster-dredging vessels on trial at Cam
bridge. Md.. were condemned to forfeiture for
illegal dredging.
Tne yards of the railroad at Lima. Ohio, are
blockaded with freight trains which were run
in after the strike of the yardmen Monday
night. Yesterday the brakemen decided to
back up the yardmen and refused to work, not
withstanding that their wages were raised.
The Chicago Theological seminary, an insti
tution under the control of the Congregational
church, begins the new vear with a gift of
?350.000. The last *l.aOO of the *300,000 re
quired to secure the 950,000 of Mr. B. G. Peters,
of Manistee, Mich., was pledged Monday after
noon.
FOOTSTEPS OF SCIENCE.
What it Has Done During the Past
Y ear.
WOXPF-Brrr STRIDES IS ELECTRIC SCIENCE?I*
PROVEXENTrt IN TELEPHONY. TKLEORAPHY, AND
LIGHTING?PHOTOGRAPHY AND ITS ADTAXCKS?
THE LICK OBSERVATORY.
From the Bo*V 11 Advertiser.
Ah year after year takes it round science, in
all its branch 's, is taking greater and greater
?tridea. Within the memory of many children
now living, discoveries have been made stu
pendons in their results. 80 wonderful, in
deed. have been Home of theae remits that,
even in later years, they wonld have been pro
nounced impossible had some prophet presaged
them. In Puritan days, certainly, an Edison
or a Bell would have yielded up his life as a
sorcerer.
Of the advances which have been made in
science during the past year the most notable,
as well as those of the greatest practical utility,
have been made by those who delve in the
realm of electricity. The most important ad
vance in electrical science or perhaps, should
be said, in the practical utility, have been made
by those who delve in the realm of electricity.
The most important advance in electrical
science or perhaps, should be said, in the prac
! tical adaptation of discoveries already made.
1 has been with the long-distance telephone. It
has long been known and demonstrated that
two persons, hundreds of miles apart, may con
duct. over a complete circuit of wire, a conver
sation perfectly audible to both parties.
During the past year this idea has been so
thoroughly developed that to-dav Boston is
within easy sper.king distance of New York.
Philadelphia. Buffalo, and Portland, and audi
ble conversation.} with those distant points are
curried on every day and hour iu the practical
business affairs of life.
The electrical world has also been moving in
the way of new inventions in that subtle sci
ence. Prof. Klisha Orav. of Chicago, of tele
phone fame, has invented what is known as the
?'telautograph." By means of this ingenious
invention the sender of a dispatch may, if he
like, have it transmitted and recorded at the
other end of the line in an exact facsimile of
hischirograpliy. This invention is regarded
as valuable by business men as affording a
guarantee to the recipient of the authenticity
of the message received.
Through another ingenious invention the
telephone girl at the central station is to be
henceforth deprived of one of her most potent
weapons. When the recording telephone be
comes an appliance of actual daily use, she can
110 longer replv, "They don't answer," when
yon are anxiously endeavoring to "geta connec
tion." She simply switches you on to your
friend's telephone, whether he answers- or not.
and you talk away. If the man at the other end
of the line is absent, the sound waves record
your message upon a sensitive plate. When he
return* he places his ear to the instrument,
opens the switch andlistens. while thestored up
message is repeated to hiiu by the skillfully
concealed apparatus.
Electricians, in the belief that the telegrnph '
as now used is but in its infancy, are constantlv '
at work endeavoring to devise means by which
the expense of telegraphic communication may
be lessened. Dr. J. H. Bogers. of Washington,
D. C.. has perfected a system by which, for the
purposes of telegraphy, the sounds of the En
glish language are compressed into ten ele
mentary characters. By means of this system,
when it shall have been put iuto practical ope
rations. the work now requiring ten wires mav
be performed by a single wire.
The question of multiplex telegraphy, also,
has been so far solved that, through the me
dium of the Delaney patents, sixteen messages
may be sent each way over the same wire at
the same time. By this improvement the ex
mns of telegraphing by the method now in
use will be reduced fully one-half.
The perils of sub-marine diving are to be
greatly lessened by means of an English in
vention, made public during the past year.
Tliis is nothing less than an arrangement for
telephonic communication with the diver when
at tin bottom. The instrument is ingeniously
fitted to his helmit. and he is thus enabled to
converse rendilv with those in the outer world.
S >u?li America even is interested in devising
new a;>plicances in electricity. It is said that
Senor Pidrahial, of Bogota, lias invented a tele
graph instrument, bv means of which mes
saffes may be sent without the aid of batteries,
and evt 11 without the usual insulators upon the
posts, which have heretofore been regarded as
indispensable.
Be-ide these, there have been manv improve
ments in the manufacture of dynamos, motors,
accumulators and secondary generators, thus
simplifying electric lighting and electric rail
ways and putting into them a commercial and
useful stage. Prof. Edison's phonograph hasalso
been greatly improved and promises to be of
commercial utility. At present scientists in New
York are considering the best methods of car
rying into effect the law establishing a death
penalty by electricity in place of hanging. It
is dith_-ult to understand, however, whv one
method of taking human life is regarded as
less barbarous than another.
In photography the past year has seen no
great discoveries or improvements, but a rapid
advance in methods of detail. Early in the
year the public heard much concerning com
posite photography. A popular magazine con
t :ned a lengthy illustrated arti-le upon the
subject^ r.nd a well-known scientific publica
tion contained an interesting account of some
sncces.jful experiments of G. 8. Xotman, the
Boston photographer, in his line of work. Mr.
Xotman. however, is convinced that composite
photography, from a scientific as well as a
practical point of view, is valueless. While it
is entirely possible to procure a photograph in
which several persons shall unite as the sub
ject. the last impression upon the plate will be
the one whose characteristics will the most
strongly predominate in the result. There
fore Mr. Xotman argues a composite cannot be
of value as combining the characteristics of all
the subjects.
There has been a great advance in the pro
duction of artistic effects iu portrait photog
raphy during the past year. Ttie effects of
light and shade and the varied poses of the
body are as carefully studied by the photog
rapher as by the portrait painter, and some
surprising and gratifying results are attained.
The past year. too. has seen considerable ad
vnn.-e in rapid photography. The methods,
long known, of instantaneous photography
have been applied to portrait work, and now
the sitter finds the ordeal over when he im
agines that it is but just begun.
In this connection should be mentioned the
experiments and discoveries concerning the
movements of living beings, by the aid of pho
tography, made by Mr. Muybridge. These
creat d a profound sensation a'mong the worid
of art and proved to the artist not only that
photography is not to be regarded with scorn,
but that many of the theories of motion hereto
fore held by them are radically wrong.
Amateur photography has* taken immense
strides within the past year, not only in
methods, but in the extent to which the fashion
has reached. Some interest has also been ex
cited iu the use of the flash light in instantane
ous photography by night, although this
method has not yet attained %uv practical
utility. The semi-centennial of the photo
graphic art is to be celebrated next summer.
In astronomical science the most important 1
circumstance is the completion and erection of 1
the great Lick telescope on the Pacific coast. '
Cambridge has the honor of having made the
lens for this magnificent instrument, the
lai gest iu the world. A large observatory has
alac. been completed in Vienna.
The annual report of the Harvard observa
tory was published in the Adeertia-r of Moudav,
December 17. During the year two solar
eclipses occurred, one Januarv *23 and the other
July 22. On the first-named dates valuable ob
servations were made, but on the second clouds j
! prevented successful observations. During the '
i year nine asteroids and five comets have been I
| discovered. Koine valuable observations were !
also made bv Miss Byrd. teacher of astronomy |
at Smith college, and Miss Whitney, professor |
1 of astronomy at Vassar. in determining the |
I exact difference in longitude between Cam
bridge and Northampton. No great discoveries
have been made, however, during the vear in
| astronomic science.
Science has met with two great losses during
the year in the deaths of Prof. 8. F. Baird,
! director of the Smithsonian Institution. Wash
ington. D. C., and Prof. Asa Gray, of Harvard
j university.
?s?
A Man with a Double Heart.?A Trenton,
N. J.. special to the Philadelphia /Ves* Bavs:
The Mercer county Medical society devoted
the better part of its session this afternoon to
an examination of William King, the colored
minstrel who has the reputation of having two
hearts. The colored man is about forty-flve
years of age. and has been an old traveler. The
examination proved that he has a divided
heart such as is found in the lower animal king
dom. The heart beats are perceptible on both
sides, excepting that the sound is less per
ceptible on the right than on the left He
claipis to be able to drop his ribs like a set of
reaction blinds, but this was detected to be
caused by his control of the oblique, transverse
and rrctus muscles. He claims that he can
change the locality of his double hearts, but
this was pronounced a piece of jugglery, the
result of long practice. He caused his'pulse
on his temple to ceaae beatiing for a period of
| sixty seconds and the physicians pronounced it
, a successful effort. King is now in the county
, jail for being drunk and disorderly.
???
The Delaware legislature convened yester
day. the republicans organizing the house in
accordance with the action of their caucus.
The democrats organized the senate.
TIIE HOLE IX THE WALL.
What Led to the Origin of the Senate
Restaurant.
Interview with Ctpt. Bwsett in the Ohio St?t? Journal.
"Tell roe about that hole in the wall."
"Well, it was one of the famous institutions
of our early days. I'll give yon a full history
of it?something that has neTer been told in
print. It had its origin in ham and bread.
One of the Senators suggested to John Beall.
who was sergeant-at-arms a why back in the
thirties, that it would be a good thing to have
a little luncheon set near by the hall, where
hungry Senators could run out and get a bite to
eat. So Beall's wife boiled hams and made
bread and Beall brought them down and set
them up in a little circular room just north of
the rotunda and on the east side
of the corridor. Soon he added pickles,
nuts, salads and such little delicacies,
and the place became very i>opnl?r. Tnen
somebody suggested to Beali that there ought
to be a bottle of whisky there, and after the
whisky had been procured there came a de
mand for gin. rum. brandy, wine and all sorts
of things. In a little while the place became
a regular saloon. There was no bar. of course,
not even a sideboard, the bottles and demijohns
being set in rows on the shelves. For a long
tune the Senators used to go in there and help
themselves to whatever they wanted.and the ex
pense was run in under the contingent account,
as horse hire or something like that. After a
time the stock got so large and popular that
it was no uncommon thing to see a dozen
Senators and their friend* in there drinking
and having good times. The little room, not
more than twelve or fifteen feet in diameter,
and tnking its name from the fact that it was
simply a hole in the wall, lighted only by one
window, was often badly crowded, and a good
deal of confuaioL resulted in the arrangement
of the stock, so that the Senator who had a
favorite brand of liquor had much trouble in
finding it. Thns it became necessary to put a
man in charge, and after a time the expense
became so great that it was not easy to work
it off in the contingent account. Then the
Senators were required to pay for what they
got, and after this was done the popularity of
the -Hole in the Wall" fell off very rapidly.
But it was kept up till some vears after the
Senate moved into its present chamber in 1859.
It is a good thing. I'm thinking, that the walls
of that dark little room are dumb!"
mm* ?
Don't Lean Against Iron Posts.
THE DANGER TO LIFE BY THE GENERAL C8E OF
ELECTRIC WIRES.
From the New York Mail and Express.
I was talking to Dr. Norvin Green, the presi
dent of the Western Union telegraph company,
the other day, about the iron posts erected by
the electric light companies, whenever they
have to replace one of the wooden poles now
in use. One of the companies in question has
refused to put up any such posts, for the reason
that they would constitute, at night, a constant
menace to the lives of the men whose business
it is to make repairs and adjust breakages in
the case of a lamp refusing to give its cus
tomary illumination. Dr. Green confirmed
the justness of this position in the mat
ter, and said that if it should happen
that the electric light wires were insufficiently
insulated and an iron post were used, a man on
the street leaning up against the posts would
in all probobility receive a shock that would
strike him to the ground. Even in the case of
wooden poles a workman is very careful not to
touch electric light wires, because the current
is so strong that it would probably knock him
off the post, although the wood furnishes 110
conductor to complete the circuit with the
ground. With an iron post the circuit would
be completed and the man would suffer death.
The calculation is made that telegraph wires
carry a current one hundred times stronger
than telephone wires, and that the current of
electric light wires is one hundred times
stronger than that of telegraph wires.
Speaking of insulators Dr. Green said that
during the war it was quite common to string
the wires around the trees without any attempt
to insulate outside of such insulation as the
wood furnished. When it was wet the current,
of course, ran off and telegraphing came to a
tempornry standstill. The most curious insu
lators Dr. Green ever heard of were put up
down in Texas. A fellow put up 150 miles of
wire, which he had stolen somewhere in Ten
nessee. and he provided the trees or poles with
cows' horns and strung the wires along on
these novel affairs, and they served very well.
???
The American Woman.
* AX o" hell's latest comments on her and her
DRESS.
From the Forum.
In the large cities of the east the first thing
that caught my attention was the thinness of
the men and the plumpness of the women.
This seemed to hint that the former lived in a
furnace of activity and the latter in cotton
wool. This impression soon deepened into a
conviction. The more I saw of these large
cities and the brilliancy, wit, and refinement of
society in them, the plainer it became to me
that if America had thus early rivaled the older
nations of Kurope in all the elegincies of fash
ionable life it was because of its treatment of
woman. It seemed to me that her lot was as
near to being perfection as an earthly lot could
be. A respect amounting to reverence is
shown for her. and it appears to be the chief
aim of her protectors to surround her with
luxury and make her path through life a sunny
one.
So far as adding to her mental and physical
grace goes, this plan of making every woman
an uncrowned queen has answered completely.
Seeing her high position she has set herself at
work to fill it becomingly: and it is the culti
vation of America's daughters, it is their
charming independence anu a consciousness of
thei* power that make them so attractive and I
render American society so delightful to the
stranger. In their treatment of woman tne j
Americans might give more than one lesson to
men of the old world, even to the Frenchman
who. in the matter of politeness, lives a good
deal. I am afraid, on the reputation of his an
cestors. The respect for woman in America
seemed to me to be perfectly disinterested,
purely platonic. In France, this respect almost
always borders on gallantry. A Frenchman
will "always stand back to let a woman pass,
but he will generally profit by the occasion to
take a good look at her.
If an outsider be competent to form an
opinion. I venture to say that the American
woman does not render to a man a tithe of the
devotion she receives from him. The French
wife repays a husband's devotion by protecting
iiis interest; an American one too often rep:iys
it by breaking into his capital. But Jonathan
complains not. To him it is only seemly that
?'beauty should go beautifully." It one fortune
goes, he sets to work to make another, and the
sweat of his brow is soon crystallizing once
more upon the neck and arms of his beloved
womankind in the form of diamonds.
The dress of American women must be a
considerable item in the expenditure of the
country. They dress well on all occasions and
portent tres bien la toilette; but they have yet
to learn the highest effect in dress?a com
mingling of simplicity and elegance. To see
the street toilettes one would think that only
the looms of Lyons and Genoa were capable
of furnishing the material for a woman's gown;
and in evening dress there is an apparently
deep-rooted tendency to over-elaboration.
It must strike Europeans as very droll to see
ladies attired in low-necked ball dresses to re
ceive afternoon callers, but I found the prac
tice was universal. Afternoon teas being fre
quently given to introduce a young girl into
Bocietv. one could understand a little extra toi
lette Wing thought necessary in her case
(though in France a woman playing hostess
carefully avoids eclipsing her guests); but it is
not only the "bud," as she is called, who is in
full war paint; it is the bud's mamma, or aunt,
or both, in looking at whose bare necks I have
often been inclined to exclaim: "Ladies, throw
a veil over the past." There is something
strikingly incongruous in this jostling of the
white satin and tulle of the hostess with the
street dress of the callers.
The Mellen-Coolidge Conspiracy.
DONAHUE, ONE OF THE CONSPIRATORS, WANTS
*1.000. WHICH It ELLEN WAS TO HAVE PAIS HIM.
A dispatch from Boston January 1 says: It
will be remembered in connection with the
notorious Mellen-Coolidge conspiracy, which
was frustrated by the Boston police two years
ago, that Adrian L. Mellen, of Baltimore, had
given to John Bull (John Donahue) or de
posited at the Revere House $1,000 to be given
to Bull upon the happening of certain con
tingencies. Soon after the exposure of the
atrocious attempt on the life of young Mrs.
Mellen the money was turned over to Clerk
John P. Manning, of the superior criminal
court, and was claimed by Bull. The latter, in
the course of a few months, entered a suit in
the civil sessions of the superior court con
tending that he was entited to the money, as it
was to he paid to him in consideration of his
service in procuring evidence to be used in a
divorce suit, which was to be instituted against
Mrs. Mellen; that he had performed the ser
vices and earned the compensation promised
him. The suit was nol pressed. The money is
awaiting a judicial order for its disposition. It
was stated yesterday that Donahue is coming
to Boston and promises to press his claim.
Mellen is still oat of reach of the officers.
Bradstreet's summary of failures in the
United States shows the following comparison:
Failures in 1888, 10,587, against 9,740 in 18S7
and 10,568 in 1886.
FOREIGN NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Peaceful speeches from leading European
statesmen were notable features of the New
Year receptions abroad. Herr Tisza, th? Hun
garian premier, replying to liberal members
who offered him congratulations, adopted a
tone which increased the belief of Austrian
military men that war is still beyond the bounds
of the twelvemonth. Austrian and German
watcher* of Russian preparations concur in de
claring that Russia, in spite of her recent ef
forts. continues in a state of military disorgan
ization. Emperor Willinm made no reference
to political affairs at his Sew Year reception to
the diplomats, but in addressing a deputation
to whom he gave audience he predicted that
the year 1889 would be peaceful. President
Carnot expressed hopes for a peaceful year.
King Humbert, at Rome, declared it his earn
est wish to preserve peace, and said he felt
peace was assured for the year.
Prince Bismarck's attack of neuralgic gout
is abating, but he is unable to fix a date for
coming to Berlin. The emperor and empress
sent Prince Bismark costly Christmas gifts, the
emperor in a long autograph letter expressing
gratitude for Bismarck's services and hopes for
his early recovery.
The ailment of the czarina is said to be be
coming like that from which her sister, the
duchess of Cumberland, suffered several
months age. and the family physician has ad
vised the czar to summon Prof. Leidesdorf,
who cured the duchess of Cumberland.
Deputy La Guerre yesterday entertained
Gen. Boulanger and a select party at dinner.
Gen. Boulanger expresses himself as being
sure thut he will win the seat for the depart
ment of the Seine.
Mr. Gladstone telegraphs as follows from
Naples: "The TnbltCs version of my letter to
the Marquis de Riso touching the position of
the pope is untrustworthy. The statement
that I recommend international arbitration
upon the Roman question is incorrect under
the present circumstances."
An enormous landslide occurred yesterday
at the mouth of the railway tunnel between St.
Raphael and Cannes. France, and the line is
blocked in consequence. No one is injured by
the accident.
Official statistics show that 238.000 strangers
visited Vienna in 1888, including 5,000 Ameri
cans.
It is reported that Osman Digna hag 1,000
men and five guns at Handoub.
The public prosecutor has served upon Prof.
Geffckon an indictment for high treason for
publishing extracts from the diary of Emperor
Frederick. It is a voluminous document indi
cating a long trial and the calling of numerous
witnesses. The indictment traces the entire
working life of Geffeken in trying to prove
that he nas been a persistent enemy of German
unity.
The meeting of the socialist congress at
Hninfeld has been marked by moderation in
speeches and resolutions. A notable feature of
the congress has been the denunciation of
violence, open or secret, as a means of attain
ing ends.
The Hamburg A'achrichlen states that the
East Africa company is negotiating with the
African plantation "company to join in com
mon in the support of a volunteer force re
cruited in India to restore order in East Africa.
Great anxiety is felt concerning the safety of
the new steamer Gulf of Guayaquil, which
sailed from Liverpool December 24 for Valpa
raiso. Two lifeboats, life buoys and a quantity
of wreckage belonging to the vessel, have been
washed ashore at Fishguard, Wales.
The game of base ball, yesterday, between
the All-America and Chicago teams, at Mel
bourne, was won by the latter. Score?All
America, 8; Chicago, 9. The teams will sail on
the 7th instant.
The council of the Russian empire has re
jected the Tolstoi reform bill.
???
Stones for Each Month.
From the Philadelphia Times.
If you were ubhered into this world at the
beginning of the year, in January, then you
should wear a garnet, because that will make
your husband true to you and will make you a
good mother.
If you selected February to make your bow
then you must have an amethyst, for that
makes"you truthful, it will protect you from
slander", and will make you reverent and God
serving.
If the winds of March wafted you thither take
a sapphire: then you will be preserved from
quarrels and will be faithful.
For April, changing every hour, put on your
finger a diamond and you will be kept free from
evil and pure your life long.
In May you take an emerald for good health
and long life.
An agate for June will protect from spooks
and keep your husband faithful.
July, warm and sunshiny, causes a ruby to
glow for you and fills the heart of the man you
love with passion and adoration.
For August choose the sardonyx and you
will be a happy mother, but you will have to
look out for your husband.
September* endows you with a moonstone?
you will be lucky in games of chance and have
many loves.
October makes a good housewife, for the car
buncle promotes love ol home.
November gives a turquoise and many friends;
their faithfulness is shown by the stone retain
ing its color.
In December to yon and to all the world of
big and little people I wish the turquoise, be
cause in that month there came to us a friend,
a little child. "For unto us this day is born a
king.'' God bless every oue of us and give us
a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and
a thought for the stranger at our gates.
To Die by Electricity.
THE NEW YOEK LAW IX RELATION TO EXECU
TIONS WHICH BECAME OPERATIVE YEBTEHDAY.
From tlie New York Tribune, Jan. 1.
The law providing for the execution of
murderers by electricity went into effect at
midnight Inst niglit. Any person committing
murder after 12 o'clock will on conviction be
sent to the state prison of the judicial district
in which he is convicted and will there, if no
appellate court reverses the conviction, be put
to death under the direction of the warden of the
state prison. The law does not change the
method of executing the death penalty in the
cases of murd"rers whose crimes are commit
ted before to-day, but who are convicted after
to-day. The judge before whom a person is .
convicted of murder in the first degree will ]
fix the week within which the sentence is to be
cxecutcd. but the exact day is to be determined
bv the warden. The prisoner will be kept in
close confinement until the day of the execu
tion arrives. No one except certain privileged
persons will be permitted to see him without
an order of the court.
The death-penalty will be inflicted in the
presence of a justice of the Supreme Court, the
district-attorney, the sheriff, certain other
officials, and a jurv of twelve citizens, or of aB
many of them as desire to be present. No ac
count of the execution of the sentence may be
published, according to the law. except the
statement that the sentence of death was car
ried out on a certain day. The body of the
murderer must be buried within the prison
walls, and a sufficient quantity of quicklime
must be placed within the coffin to secure the
quick dissolution of the body.
A Subterranean Village.
From the Pall Mall Gazette.
At Anjou a herd of cattle have made a won
derful discovery. While on a walk across their
grazing ground they suddenly vanished from
the sight of the cowherds, and were afterward
discovered in what seems an ancient subter
ranean village. The ground under the cattle
had given way. landing them in a mysterious
place of dark delis and winding galleries.
Stone seats have since been found in the place, !
and fragments of black pottery, hatchets of !
polished stone and other articles are now being
brought to light.
What the Czar and Czarina Read.
From the London World.
The emperor of Russia has decorated several
French authors and has thereby offended the
Germans, some of whose principal writers would
also have been decorated, no doubt, but for the
fact that neither the emperor nor the empress
ever reads German. His majesty's favorite au
thors are Dumas pere, Balzac. Paul de Kock, j
and Edmund About; while the empress likes
Prosper Merimee, Victor Hugo, and Octave
Feuyjet; and she also reads many English
works, preferring those of Dickens, Scott, j
Marryatt, Thackeray, and Wilkie Collins. They 1
are both particularly fond of Lever's novels,
aud "Ten Thousand a Year" and "Valentine
Vox" are constantly, taken up bv them, and
"Vivian Gray" ana "Henrietta Temple*' are
also favorites.
Confident of Their Merit.
Miss A. M. Peters, Moulton, Ala., writes under
date of September 22,1888:
"Enclosed please find *1.00, for which send its
value In BaxNDkrrH's PiLLa. I would like to have
them at aa early a date aa possible, aa there Is a
considerable yellow fever scare In tills part of the
state. In Decatur, Ala., about twenty-live miles
from this place, fifteen cases are reported. I in
tend to try your pills on any cases that may ap
pear in my family. 1 have full confidence that If
they are. taken in time they will cure it, and almost
any other disease."
FINANCIAL.
J* si blanc man.
banker is]) BROKER.
So. 1405 F st. n.w.
ordara executed on all the Exchangee.
Stock*. Bomla, Grain. provtaiona and Petroleum.
PRIVATE WIRES TO SEW YORK ASD CHICAGO.
interest allowed on deposit*.
aii-3m
Jsa W. 00b80s. JXO. W. MACABTSET,
Member X. Y. stock k?
C0R80S k MACARTNEY,
GLOVER BUILDING, 1419 r 8T. n W?
Bankers and Dealer* in Government Bonda.
1/*n? Collections
Railroad stock* and Bond*, ind all aecuritiee listed
iif j,;*ch,ncf* of New York. Philadelphia. Boston
and Baltimore bough: and sold.
A si-ecialty made of investment securities District
.^hote^^u iuwrance and T.1
american Bell Telephone Stock bought and soldjyia
LADIES' GOODst
A LADY, FORMERLY CARRYING ON DRFS8
jh ? ?ew Yort would like the patronageof
^ 3 .'"dies Moderate prices and perfect fit.
Cutting and bastings^pecialtr. 7 C *t nedlthw'
f^s?po^??t,h?,oej??/N ? OF LEATHEB
v Holders, Brackets, ke. Jap
ancap Scpull*. Napkins, Fans, kc. Great varietT of scrap
Book pirturps. Studies for Painting, blrthdiv Cards
(jan.es. Gold Paint. jtjatqoULD7421 9th .t ollt-ss
BETURNED FROM new
tiilt .kl ?!o '"'otishercustomer*and the public
that she will make pirectoire Empire Gowns and
Tailor-made Suite. 728 13th at. n w di;;"i^
ccperfluous HAIR DESTROYED. leamng so
\TOjS BRANDIS, 1229 PENN. AVE
Tailor-made Gown*. Riding Habita. Eveninr and
oireet Costume*, etc.. made at abort notice Perfect
fit and work, one fitting required. Reasonable t rices
jp. Ljrd * Taylor. New York. uifwrn
Ban* a Co., St. Louis. Buttonholes made. nl3-^m#
LILY DRESS SHIELDS ARE THE BEST. MANU
ufactured br the Brooklyn Shield Co., Brooklyn. X
|5>.? 1 111 leading dry-good* house* in the c lilted
?"tes- _ oc4tfebl
c.h?eyeing, SCOURING AXD DRY clfax"
ING ESTABLISHMENT, 1205 New York ave
fil?n *. 'i't-1*' work ?' every descrin
AND CARnT tw t ?v,^u'V?emi1* ,r>rWRM ANTON i
ijii iirv3"E LEECH, formerly with A.Fischer
and Mai son 1 nese, Pari*. ja*'lly
A ?^^/2-t:?v5'?,vsivxc.sfeeaniso E8TAB
?fklishment AXD d^e ORKS. ?<>6 G ?t. u w
adyeda^0morl^^bla^d,i ?k kiw>i:d
A. FISCHER.
ti4 ?0? G *t. n.w.
GENTLEMEN'S GOODS.
gi T. kff.n.
tailor
oca-tm 414 9TH STREET
H* D. barr,
IMPORTER AND TAILOR.
teturn^ ldf0nn r?u th*t hu new oood8
esubluhment*?011*11^ *u ^eilt8 ?
1111 pennsylvania AVE.
mhl7 Washington. D. C.
jhousefurnishings.
The P, Hanson Hiss
manufacturing COMPANY
WALL PAPERS.
_ . FRESCO PAINTING.
furtiitnr^ Upholstery Goods and Curtains.
_ 815 15th at. n.w.
Baltimore Home, 217 S. Charles at. dll-3m
Cooking By g
a&
A full line of
GA8 COOKING 8T0VE3
On hand and for sal a.
mh31 WASHINGTON GASLIGHT COMPANY.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
Diaries calendars
ALMANACS. NEW YEAR CARDS
alvthmercial STATIONERY.
h.e'>)8 "id Requisites lor the 1889 Inter
national Sunday School Lesson?.
job c- c- PURSELL.
a~? -us 9th st
PRINTERS.
"%f cqueen a W allace,
1 umive^wjkssr
bifem8
FINE WORK A specialty. dl9
FAMILY SUPPLIES.
Bridal veil
SPRING WHEAT PATENT FLOUB
is the Premier Flour of the World.
The only Minnesota Patent now made from aU old
wheat. For sale by the following well-known grooera:
JOHN H. MAGRUDER, 1417 New York ave.
chas. I. KELLOGG, Maaonic Temple, 9th at.
GEO E. KENNEDY & SON, 1209 fst
W. E. ABBOTT, 1721 Pennsylvania ave.
R. A. % ALKER, 1600 7th st.
E. M. burchard k rrl)., Penn. ave. and 4$4 it
G. W. & H. W. OFFUTT, Georgetown.
A. O. WRIGHT, 1032 14th st.
P. F. BACON'. Pennsylvania are. d8-wfca
THE BEST GRANULATED SUGAR, 7wc. I i}t
v ite the public to examine my immense stock of
"njoeries, wfiicfi I offer at extreme low t.^ es ^ry
&il?rmluitod cr" irkp'u?s
dl i~31" 944 La. ave. n. w.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
casders fc 8tayman.
manvw jjih ,JKOS ' WK}it:R. FISCHER and F.STEY
hc^ul mrtlm,i0v,a''n'.llirnodatn',?' terms and for rent
special atteuiiun called to our new style I
E8TEY ORGANS.
Two hundred and four thousand <1204,000) F?t/>v
?ie53f e bsen sold. Everywhere the pre^
u " husm/ a 2{ue' ?h,urch' chapel, and School
r a^)iiie y"?top Lstey onmn for ?75 fjujv
monthly payments. Call and examine "
t.-,A _.baxders fc'STAYMAN,
l^t v nh "i "??.w"?w"?rton, ij C.
1,0 i;|,^ Charles at., Baltimore, Md.
ja~ 121 < Mam st.. Richmond. Va.
Be?ore p ur c ha sin; o~hxsewhere see the
Krakauer Piano* and Burden ormms st 4"7 10tlj
?fc. 11. W. ix u ki" h V
dl? pxctical Piano Maker, General Agent.
K kk nk V aaa 5bb rke
k k ann A A br f
kk SNN AA BBB KE
k ? N N AAA B B r
k K S ns A A BBB bek
pianos
usequaled ^^^touch, workmanship
riwiftl il t.'
.th8pecialynbrcemen^
_ d6 ____^l?ial?lke? s^e
WOOD AND COAL
>E8T
We w ill Deliver The Bi
FOB CASH:
RED ASH . ; - to zs
?&
chestnut.;'";;;; ?? 5
8TOVE ASD &ANGK ?
SHAMOKIN ? ?? wjrt."'tt*?t'."mv?lrw t il
,'c:'
Coal 1 com woodi
johssos bb0theb8.
?d Bail yarda, 12th k Water sta. southwml
1515 7th *t?. w.
1740 Pa. ava. a. w.
lllsothatb.w. 41310th ita. v.
kxciuit* a??nta in the District forth* aaie of aome
of the best coal mined. supply more families than an v
retail yard to the United Statea. aoy
heabubb, FAIB dealing, PROMPT
deliveruu^AKD REASONABLE PRICES hava j
RAILROADS.
? < aianJanrua, and Rochester. , laiff. it i-m
falo and Niarar*. dsily except Saturlai 10:00 p.
m_ with Sleepin* Cur Waab.mrt. n t. i<jrh?*ster
r Willmmpcn. Lock Haven, aud Hu.ir% at? jOa.
The great
PT.XXSTt.V\MA BOrTT_.
TO THE NOKT H. WEST. ANJ. SoCTffKgT.
DOIBLK TRACK. SPLENDID SCi3? KV
8TKEL KAILS. MAGSllTCEXT lauff'METT.
IS EFFECT DECEMBER 1U, ?
TRAINS LEAVE WASHINGTON FRO*?T Alio*.
CORNER MXTH AND B STREET* *8 FOL
LOWS
For Pi t taburw* and the West. Chicago I.tmit*4E*rr mi < f
Mima < ntftnlfd Cm, at y SOajn.ftJlj Fast
Um 9 oOa.m. daily, to Cineiuuati aBi^' L,\iia.
with Sleeping Carsrrom Pittsbut* toCinciunat .
Sid Harrisbunr to St. Louis. daily, eaeei t 1x4'- ?
day. to Chica?\>, with Sl<
c*.'. M?tfrn F.xi<rfM.
Sleer'twCars Waahir.?ton
contie, timr daily ?' Ham
Sleeper* for Louisville and 1 -
irfs*. 10:00 p.m. daily, for Pttt.bi# and tb"
??t, with throogfc Sleeper tolltubur?*"^ Pitta
I nr* to Chi<wo. _
BALTIMORE AND POTOMAC RAHJDAD. ,
For Erie. Car.andaiffua, and Rochester. .lailf. for "uf.
faio
m
For " . M
it. daily. eicp| t Sunday.
Fur Ne? i rk and the East, 7 20. f> 00. J1 00. and
11; 10 a.tn.. - 00. 4 10.10 00. and 11 ?? P.m. cm
Sunday. ?:00. 11 -10 a.m.. J 00. 4.10. 1*' 00. and
11:20 p.m. Liu,.t.-,1 Express of lMi^an Parlor
Car*. ^ 40 a.m. daily, except Sunday, *d 3 46 p.
m. daily, with limine Car.
For Boston without chain-. 2 00 p.m everf day
For Brooklyn. X. Y . all thronrh train* <?< at Jer
?ej City with boat* of Brooklyn Anne* aCordimr
direct trauater to Fill tor street, a\v<dt>?" double
fernad* across New York City
For Philadelphia. 7 -'0, 8:10, H :00. 11 OOan.l 11 <0
a m., 00,4:10,0 00.8:10,10:00. andll -'Or m.
OuSr.uday. 0:00, 11-40 a. m.. 2 ' Oft
8 i U, 10 00 aud 11 -0 p.tu. Ijiulte.1 fcl'Tvaa, all
Parlor Cur*. M-40 a m. week days, and* 4 j p.m.
daily, with IHniua- Car
For Baltimore. 6.3.%, 7 20. 810. P OO. ?*0.
11:0t), slid 11 40 a in., 12:?o. 2 00. l:4o. 4.10,
4 20. 4 40.0 00.7 40. * lo.io O0.a|#U 20 p
ni On
?-' 00. S
ll-.So pan.
For Pope * Creek Line, 7:20 a m. and 4 40 f-m daily,
except Sunday.
For Aui>s|h lis, 7 20 and 0 00 a.m.. 1 -.05and 4 40
p.m. daily, except Sunday. Sundays, # 00 a. in,
4:10 p.m.
ALEXANDRIA AND FRFDIRlCKsBIlp RAIL
WAY. AND ALEXANDRIA AND WA*INOTOX
RAILROAD.
For Alexandria. 4 30.6:35. 7 .e.1, 8 40. P 4i- 10 -57 a.
m. 1- 04 noon;0.">. 4 .25. 6 00,5 55, #05. S-0.?,
10 05, aud 11 37 p in On Sunda> ai 41". U 45.
10 57 a. m , - :30. ?> 55, s 05v and 10 Okp ui _
Accommoilati"Ti lor W^anUco. > 'J5 a. m and 5 00
p. m week day*.
For Richmond aud the South. 4 30. 10 57ft m. daily.
and ti:05 p. m. daily, except Sunday
Trains leave Alexandria for H'aaluiuriou, #4V?, 7 05.
5 00. y 10, 10 15.11 07 a. m 1 I. J-O'l, 3 V.i.
5 10.6 30, 7 :05,0 32,10 *2 and 11 m. On
Sunuay at {? 10 and 11:07 a. ui.. 2:0<>. O 10, ? 05,
M 3 J and 10 42 p. m.
Ticket* and tafumiation at the office, r ifCte^at cor
ner of 13th *tre<! and IVnnayhanianvt-n .<%ind at the
atation. where ord.'r* can be left tor tb. p' klf <~<t
liafvace to deatin.iuon froiu hotel* aud i
CHAS. B. Pl'l?H. J
General Manager. Idl71 Gen 1? Weut
4 20, 4 40.0 00.7 40. N io. 10 00. ail 11 20 p
m On Sundsy, W OO. 0 05. U 50, ll 40, mm,
2 00, 3:45,4:10.0 00. 7 40, S 10 10 00. and
leave Alexandria for ?aaliiu*rt?.u. #-05, 7 0.v
.0 10, 10:15. 11:07 a m 71 20. ftOO, 3 23.
.? 30, 7 I'*.. >1 32,10 42 and 11 '*1 m. On
lay at_S*: 10 and 11:07 a. ui.; 2:00. ? 10,7 05
li.iKieaat cor
,-iii.*ind at th?
- lb. ? kin? .4
d r,-(4#*uce?.
j hliiou.
el: !??'
^ AD. I
Schedule in effect Dec Dili. 1 s jd.
Leave Wa*luu?rtou from station comer ol |p? Jersey
aveutie aud C <t
For Chicago and Northwent. ve?til?uled limited ex
press, daily. S 55 a m.: exi-res*. !* 05 p m
lim?
gALTIMORVl AND OHIO RAILROAD
h or Cincinnati and St. Louis, express, jtfy. 3 aud
ill 0 p.m.
lor Piitsbur?and Cleveland, restlbuled lnnited ex
press. daiiy. S 55 a ni. end ex."re?, ?.? i?5 i<*.
For Lexinifti n ami lo< al stauous. 'lo 10 tin.
For Baltimore, week ilays, 5,0 30, tl:40. 7 30.
8:30,9 45. 11 (*5-minuie train ,a.m.. 1 'JJ11, 2 05.
3:15 (45-inintitetrain i. 3 25. 4 30. 4 :C?. 5i o. ?> 45.
7:30. M 4."atldll 30 p m Sundays, ?> ::o,? 30,45
a.m., 1 15. 2 05,3:25, 4 30.4.3a, 6:45,730.?:4&,
and 11 30 p.m.
For Way stations between Waahinetoti tad Balii
rnore. 5:00,0:40. 8 .10 a. Ill. 12:10. 3:25. 4:35. <1 45.
11 30 P.m. sundaya, 8:30 a. in., 1 15. 8 .5, 4 35,
0 45.11.30 p w.
Trains leave Baltimore for Wa*hln?1
dkys, 5.10,0:20,?? 30.7:20.S 00, .45-1, ii
H OO.ft <'5.10:30, l-i5-init:utetram>a.ii, li
3:Otl, 4:10, 5:0a t>:00; 6:30,8:00, 1" 00 4
Sundayi 5:10. C:30. 8:00. 0:00,0:05 II
1:15 2:00. 4 10. 5 00, ? ::0, 8 i>0. 10 0<I al
lrains leave Baltimore for Washlnato". week
diva, 5 10.6 20,0 30.7 20.s 00, <45-i i* 'etrain),
0 OO.S <15.10 30.l-i5-liill:utetralii;a.iii IS l.?,2 00,
? ? -- ?- ^ np.m.
1 #40 a.m.;
J aat 11 P. <n.
For Annapolis. ? 4'1 and 8 30 am, 12 ISand 4 35
p.m. On Sundays, 8 30a.m. 4 35 p.to |**ve An
napolis 6 40,8 37 a m., 12 03.4 10, b.u. Sundaya.
8 .17 a.ui . 4 :10 p ui ,t_
For Stations on the Metropolitan Bnm to .to.
A I A - ? ? * 1 * -- ? ' ? ? ' ? ? - Jung ?* ?
L%49:00 ^
510 10a m .51 15 p.m. for princi|*l only
tlO lOini:, t4:3.?, aud to .30 pjti.
For <iajtl?erMbiiTv ?ud iuier^iflmtp poin
m 11l'J :30.14 4lV*.V.'i5.111 MO p.m.
For lioya'ii and intenuediMte it?iiuiin, tmK> p.m.
{10:00 P.m. I
Church tnfciti Waaliinjrton oti ?t 1:1.">
6 m., ?toppiuif at all nutioT.s ou :.lMhi*oht*u
ranch.
For Frederick, tl0:10a.ni., t4 35, Sod
1:15 p.m.
For H ur*?rstt)wn. tlO 10a m . ap?l ^5-34(pim.
Trains arrive from Chicago daily b:35. a nairnl 9:35
p.m.; in- in Cincuiuati and Ht. i>tua tiailv 4*~0a.m,
aud 1:55 p.m.; trom PUtsburK *8:215 . Bl,
35 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA DIVTSIOV
For Pbiladeli?hia and Wilmiiurtoii. daily. 1:15 a. m,.
2:05. 4 *,,Ounu 11:30 p. m. LiJlI-t Pirl .?r 0a*? ??u tue
K 15 a ia.. aLd4 :*J0 p tu. trainn. ?lt-ep.n>r Or ou me
11 30 I* in., open at ii p.m.
For iur? rmedihte point* between BniH?ore and
Philadelphia. ?ti .3ii a.iu. *:J:05and*4 >< ptia
Tr^u;s leave Phil-idrlrina for W ^.!? <for.. Irfily,
8.30. 11 t'O a nu. 4 5r.. t :00p.n:. u:ia i :fctik.'iit.
tt*<vpt sand*y. #l>nily. {8ii! ?day only i
Ba*o.-a^e called for and checke^l at h m htti resi
dences ou orders left at ticket utbees. o1 ? 1 1351
W M. CLEMENTS, CHAS.O. s<m.L
d8 Gen. .Mauatrer. Gen l j*.^fent.
PIEDMONT AIR LINE.
Schedule in effect Novwpber 18th. 1WS.
8:30 A. M ?List Tenu. Mail Daily for ronton.
Gordonaville. Cii.irlotteaville, Lynchbuiw. %*CM.iti ,un
between Alexandria aud Lyiichbutv. Kiai.iiL Hnatol.
Knoxville. Rome. Calera. Moutiromery, w Or
leans. Iiillman Sieei>ei Washington to N> wQri-?en*.
11:24 A. X.?Fast Mail Daily lor WarreMi. Char
lott. bv:lle, Gordonaville, Stations Ches S Oka Route,
Lynchbuiv. Hocky >U uut. l>a!iville and dfjh- -na be
tween Lynchburg and Danville, Ureei'st- rtk l.?ieurh,
Charlotte,Columbia, \iken, Aiurueta, Ail.: t?.f -inline
ham, MontirouierT, New tirleaus, Texas a: dCa lorbia
Pullman Sleeper New York to Ail ,i>U: V , Ifeu. p,.rlor
cars At jiiita to Montgomery: Pullman Sleapr. M,,nt
iroinery to New O.i-ans aud M. an B<m 4r K ei
for Birminiriiusu. Vicksbunr and Siireve;.,|
Sleeper tireeiis'sjro to Columbia aud Aiw
tniiis Washington to Atlanta. Dous not
C. fc O. route tHjinta Sundays.
2 30 P. M ?Daily, except Sunday, fop lam
StrasburK and intermediate stations
5 30P. M ?Western Exi ress Daily for fcr. nton.
Gordonaville, Charlottesville, Louisville. p? muati.
Pullman Sleei>ers aid Solid Trains V, -n to
Louisville also for I ynchbui*. Bristol. C
MemiiLis, Little Rock, and all southwest
Through Puiliuan Sleepers Wasuin^u l t* lempUis
without clianpe.
11:00 P. M ?Sotithern Express Daily f<* Lync h
burtf, Danville. ltalei<fh, Asheville. Ch rloih.Colum
bia. Aiken, Aug-usta. Atlanta, Mont^-o.uelB.Kew Oi
lcans. Texas andCali-'or.ila. Pullman ve. Sbi^).^r*r
Waahingion to New Orleans via Ailantarsail Mout
(romery. Pullman Sleeper Washington M tu^-usu,
Ga.. without change.
Trains on Wvhir.trcon and Ohio division far, Wash
ington 0:00 A. M. Daily except Sund:,y.au?445 P M
Daily; arrive Round Hill 11 30 A. M u,<| Tao PM
Leturnlmr leave Rontid Hill 0 05 A.M 1 - |jm 11 -j,',
P.M. Dailv except Sunday, amvinif 8 30
A M. and 3:55 P.M.
Through trains from the South via < hajhde, T)*n
ville ana LjTichburK arrive in Washing ou, 7i60 A M
aud 7:35 P.M : v.a East Xennetwee. BrUtcltti l.vnch
burjr at 11:13 A.M. and o 40 P V . via ^
and Ohio route and Charlottesville at
Strasbunr Local at 0.47 A. M.
Tiekt ta, aleepintr <-ar reservation ai d fcfcrmatlon
furniahed. aud buicir^e checked at otti.-e. IMii Penn
sylvuma avenue, and at Passenger Station J^nsvlva
cu Railroad, 0 lb and B sts. JAs L I wH.' ,K
d5 General Pass
nooirm.
I>oinu.
VERNON: Ml. VEliNuN:
POTOMAC RIVER BOATS.
MT
STF.AMER w W CORCOR\>
Leaves 7th-8treet ? l.arf duly (ex -| t s fcr'or Mt
Vernon and River Landings ;is Jar down VSnnotit.
at 10 o'clock a. m. Returning, reaches Mfcintrtou
about 3:30 p. lu. 1
slO^ L L Bl.AKg taiu
1>JR POTUMAC RIVER LA.\uiS .> ,
r NEW IRON KTEAMHl "W aKI F**)"
Leaves 7th-street wharf ou MONDAIS '11J1sDAYv
:i:.d SATI RDA\S at 7 ? I:.. Relnrniiuf TtlkDAl
FHIDAYH and SFNDAYS p. ni. tor..-i tap? Ki,, r
Landin** as far as Nomini Creek. Va . St , Vac,), (j,,
;j..d l.cocard'.own, Md. Conn, cts with B ? CO K. K. ct
Shepherds see sc lied via. JuUN B. PA iHtl 1. Airt
C. W. RIDLEY. ManaKer. Ja25
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HORT ROUTE TO LONDON,
NORDDECT8Clii.it LLOYD S. lot)
1'fcHt Steamwa.
To Southampton (London. Ha\rt >.
Aller, V.o.1,, Jan. 2, C:.iO a.m.; 1- uid:_ jln
0, noon; Elbe. Wed? Jan. l?i, (j a. ij. ; ,.5?n .Wed i
J;tn. 23,10 a.m.: S?ale, Wed., 1 ?.n. 30, o: 'Oa ^ . f.,.
Sat . Feb. 2. 7 a.m.
Comfortable staterooms, excellent tal la, .^urlon.
Sidoou apis lutu.ents. Prices 1st ,sbll,. ?7ikIKj
ward a berth, uccordintr to Kx-ation. 2d aaU? *5(i ?
b?-nh; steerage at low rates Ai pi>''to B. F.Mk mjp
J?23 Peau. ave. BE ALI.. BRO\V fc Ct<. ljt_ j y ^
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ARRIVED-TBE GIPSY MEDICM. MMClaf-vi,
503 12th at U.W.
conaclt her in Love, ilaniatre, Divore^^j kuk1.
nesa; you will be more than aatial.ed <V?es the
aimrie to marry with be^t result*. r%? C i
Br.njra ihe >timr?*ed toiretht r Reciov^tmj 4nuu.
- a i...... tiu. i<?mum mli.l .
or.:i((B kur rvjmjo na n .. ? st(j
elit es, Jealousy, oivca the nervous aud 4?L._ , '
better condition. Teiis what you an' Is ttwfrte,?} !
aud how to succeed iu business. Havm?r
by inheritance aud tradition, abe never fcfiv,
aatiaiactiou. W ?,ve
Hours?tf a. m. to 8 p. m. .
PROF. CLAY. WONDERFl'I.LY GlFmV, ,TC
voyant, Astrolotrer sud Spiritual
with second vixht aud veil. Ever; LiddeBfc^
vticed. Recovers lost or stoleu pro|*rty. JL> P. Jr"
d. n tieasures. (jives lucky numbers.
iurr:afr s. Brintn se|>araud u-tretber. Li
ii. Ousiiieaa. Memoves all lauiiiy Uoul.leii^ ' ? y?s
f.uences. Cure* sickneaa. II <lisai lvintflBC^i ?
oi others, juda'e uoi al! alike, as th. Vr.,""s
viuce the moat skeptical. Btrausers
?ill save lime and diaappolntme.it by
only renuine clairvoyant in this city, aa
w ners all others fail, and advertise, oi.1}
[ co. Sittiujrs, jOc. Lite-readina- b> mail ?a5-'*^
SI. Name, Uick ol iiair. date of birtn "?
i.eu bui..lays trom 1 to S p.m * w *?
d itt-tolfe' 421 H, n w
Dos x Trifli With Yoo? JJ.
yes.
Dr. 8. GALESKI'S Optical OfBce^ K?? t - _ _
affords yon the opiortunity to has*
amiued Iraa of ctanre.and if rMUir?^Jr<* ??
Glasses adjusted to jrottr eyes a. will be ^
net every opticwl delect, uo matter
"illnutrated catalotrue containlnc uaeful
*tbe care of our eyes tree to any sdci^
xtiou.
dl5-3m J. T. LEWESBEBG. M. D.J
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MAD. E. ARDENKE. THE ( ELEBKAJ^ pATfM
1st ami Clairvoyant, can rive yon y?J?^*|*
chart, and to her sitters their names
bow to hold the affection of hurtiaud a*Tf T,J1"
how to wiu the one yon love. All basins^ (
ttol 111>! Q st. n.w. Come awl WeoavuwMt^n^g.
tiemen bit ceuta each. 40# L SC. betwee# ~"
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j 1? a* steady and firm in advocating and promoting
only what it believes to be right, as it is persistent
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ihtereat or consideration than that of serving
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which It gives Its test efforts, may be briefly d?
?crltxd as TbE INTERESTS OF WASHINGTON
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ite present management assumed its direction,
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