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THOSK RAILROAD TRACKS.
An Important Conference of South Washington People Lvt Night. romnma or td cmiin' nononra urn ciation and tn omitxi' conumi of ofb HTXDRED UAVB A HABMOKIOOB MEETIXO? *o* a trxios depot aobeed cpox. The people of Sooth west Washington are hopeful that the long-delayed removal of the objectionable track* In that section ia near at hand. For a long time their prospects have been somewhat blighted by the existence of two different movements toward that end, the antagonism of which furnished the friends of the railroad with food for argument. Now, how ever, the breach between the two has been bridged, and harmony prevails. These two or ganisations are the citizens' protective associa tion, representing, almost entirely, the inter eets of the St. Dominic church congregation, and the citisens' Committee of One Hundred of ?Southwest Washington. ax ihpobtaxt oosmHa Last night a conference was held at the resi dence of Mr. J. Harrison Johnson, 70# C street southwest, between a committee from each as sociation, for the purpose of uniting upon a harmonious plan of action against the railroad evtL The Committee of One Hundred was represented by J. H. Johnson. O. T. Thompson, N. Z. Seitz. H. K. Gray, and Andrew Archer; and the Protective association by Rev. Father Donnelly, pastor of 8t Dominic'* church, N. H. Shea, David Murphy, John Brosnan. T. T. Keane, and Peter Bauer. Mr. Thompson opened the meeting by stat ing that it had become necessary for united ac tion, and called attention to (ome printed maps that were distribu^d, SHOWISO THE PLAH PROPOSED by the Committee of One Hundred for the solu ion of the question. This plan is identical with that published some day* ago in Thx St ab as ha v ing been sdopted by the Protective association. According to it the union depot i* to be located on the *quares aouthweat of the capitol Sound*, the roads to enter it by wsv of K and inal streets and Virginia avenue. The south ern connection runs directly along K street to the river, which is to be crossed by a new bridge some square* south of the Long bridge. A "Y" connection between the depot and the K-street track is msde by way of Delaware avenue. This plan was immediately recognized by the Protective association people as identi cal with their own. There was some discussion a* to the propriety of the conference acting alone in the matter, the question being raised whether or not it would be better for the two committees to go back to their associations and induce action there. Mr. Seits remarked that the fact that there are two movements in Southwest Wash ington is being used with effect in Congress by the railroad, and *o it should be atronglv repre sented that aia dijtebexcth have bee* healed, and that the two organizations are working together. Yet he thought it better for each association to keep its main organization and to do all in its power by itself to further the plan adopted in the conference. He asked that the meeting be formally organized, and Father Donnelly was elected chairman and Mr. Thompson secretary. Upon motion of' Mr. Gray the plan for the union depot set forth was unsnimouslv adopted as the one suitable for both organizations, and a committee of two from each association was appointed, as follows, to present >t to Congress: lather Donnelly, chairman; Messrs. Johnson, Seitz, Shea, and Kane. AOArSST ' tbmpobabt" tracks. The committee was also instructed to take all necessary steps, both before the Commis sioners and Congress, to prevent the granting of permission to the Pennsylvania railroad to lay extra tracks in the streets for "temporary use during inauguration time." Mr. Thomp son called attention to the fact that the tracks that were laid "temporarily" in 1885 are still in the streets and are in daily use by the com pany. Mr. Seitz thought that the companv liow has ample track room for ail extra purposes at the time of in auguration. their facilities having been nearly doubled in the four years. He sug gested that they fight the granting of the privilege upon the safest ground of necessity. Mr. Thompson ssid that everyone knew that "if a track was once laid it never came up. and nrged that the committee exert all its efforts to prevent the granting any privileges whatever. 5lr. Johnson suggested that THEIR EFFORTS SB DIRECTED I* CO*OBESS, since the Commissioners have already granted indefinite permission to the company to lay tracks. The select committee of five was also in structed to learn the attitude of the Baltimore and Ohio people as regards the proposed plan. It was the general opinion that the Baltimore and Ohio company would favor it. Father Donnelly said that this allr would be the strongest element in the fight. Another dntv was finally put upon the committee's shoulders, that of furnishing the local press with all proper information regarding the progress snd success of the movement. The preae, said Mr. Seitz. is a strong factor in such a fight as this, and the better it is informed the more chance there is of winning. The meeting then ad journed. Fast Driving In the White Lot. To the Editor <>f Tas Evssroe Stab Will the editor of The Stab inform an anx ious subscriber by what right or upon whose authority the circle (called. I think. Executive avenue > back of the President's is converted into a racing groundV A day or two since my horse was so frightened by the rushing past him three abreast of the racers that it was with difficulty I could control him for the short time it required to leave the grounds. If the.se gentlemen drivers have entered into any ar rangement for the use of the circle for this purpose I would suggest the taking awuv of the uotices. "Fast driving forbidden on these grounds." Subscriber. The Clayton Assassination. WHAT BKPRESESTATTVE OALLTKOBB SAYS CPOS THE SUBJECT. The Clayton assassination was the talk of the Capitol yesterday and there was nothing but regret for the occurrence and a cry for vengeance upon the murderer*. Speaking of the sad affair. Representative Gallinger said to a Stab reporter; 'Tt is high time that some method was de vised to put sn end to political murders In this country. What a travesty it is for Con Eess snd the people to be hysterically assert g that the honor and dignity of the govern ment demand that ths insnlt to our flag (a piece of bunting) by the people of Samoa must be resented, even to the extent of war. when the same government is powerless to protect ' its own citizens from outrage and murder on its own soil. I know that it is claimed that all such matter* are outside of and beyond con gressional or executive Interference, but it nevertheless proves that our government is fatally weak on a point essential to national honor and neatness. I am profoundly thank ful that *ucn assaults are confined to the south ern *tate*. In no part of the north ia a man * life in danger for political reasons. The rem edy is hard to find, but the remedy will come a due time. If ths strong" arm of the government cannot protect its own citizens, then some other method will be discovered. For instance if the south ern blacks are in future elections denied the inalienable right of suffrage it needs no spirit of prophecy to dieoern ths time when a Tous sant L Ouverture will appear to lead them to the enjoyment of their constitutional preroga tives, even if it be through bloodshed and car nage. For my part I prefer that the southern problem be solved by peaceful means, through a division of the white vote on economic ques tions such as the tariff, but murders like that of Clayton give little promise of a willingness on the part of the ruling classes to ac cept the result of the ballot box. and hence the other alternative is being hastened by the very men who ought to know better than to precipitate it. In this cess I trust the apparent efforts of the authorities to detect and punish the mur derer are sincere, but the failure to do so in ths multitudes of similar eeees in the south gives little hope in that direction. Of course It will be the imperative datv of the committee on elections of the Fifty-first Congress to probe this matter to the bottom with a view to promptly unssat Mr. Breckinridge if the tacts warrant it." Wafts Gov. Law Imicrm ?n? T.iwi. ? At Dee Moines. Iowa, vesterday something of a sensation was mads from ths fact that Mrs. OQlett, wife of the former greenback Congress man. had gone before the grand Jurv to try and procure the indictment of Gov. Larrabee for criminal IibeL She is a friend of the no torious Cheeter Turney, who was sent to the penitentiary for twelve years for larceny. Tur ney's mother sought to secure his pardon. The governor refused to grant the request and pre pared s circular letting forth the charge* against the boy. It is claimed that ths circular contains false statements concerning the mother, sad her friends srs endeavoring to I ring Gov. Larrabee to task for the alleged THE SAMOAN IMBROGLIO. Secretary Bayard Defends the Course of the State Department ok&man RsnrroKczxEXTs to bx sent to ?avoa? luuuaO WORK OK T*X CACISXR CHARLESTON? CAPT. 11A1T. OF TBX ADAMS, TtLU MOW MX CKXCXXS GERMAN AGOBE8SION. In discussing the latest newt from Samoa last night Secretary Bayard said that the State department had received a dispatch from Con sul Blacklock stating that war had been declared against Mataafa and that martial law had been proclaimed by the German consul at Apia. He did not know whether the state of martial law referred to included all of Samoa or only Apia. Referring to criticisms on the Department of State. Mr. Bayard said he would like to hare the gentleman who made them point out a sin gle instance in which the department had broken the law or permitted others to violate il There has been a great deal of misrepresen tation, but Mr. Bayard said he felt confi dent his countrymen would, in time, dis cover that all had been done that conld be done. No American had been injured or any of their rights as defined bv law and treaty te'xen away in Samoa. * "Our policy has tMmn fixed and steady in the direction of the preservation of American rights. The German government has con stantly given iissnrxnces that Germany worn J not violate any American right, and I'rince Bismarck in hu last letter to Count Arco Valley renews his assertions that lieruiany wjl scrupu lously respe-'t these rights. The department cannot stop th.s fighting in Samoa; we cannot prevent rival commercial companies quarrel ing and fighting. It is not for ns to trv and give everv countrv a stable government. Secretary Bayard said that he had not yet re ceived the proposition which Count Arco Val ley had informed him Prince Bismarck had sent for a conference between Oerniauy and the United States in regard to Samoa." He could not, therefore, say whether or not it was for an entirely new negotiation or for a renewal of the conference suspended about a year ago at which the Secretary said he had endeavored to bring about an understanding between Ger many and the United States to better the con dition of the unhappy natives. It is reported that the German government has ordered Lieut. Eckardstein to report at once to the German legation here as military attache. * Germany Will Send Reinforcements. Berlin dispatches say that it is not expeoted that German military operations in Samao will commence until sufficient reinforcements are sent to the islands. At present there are at Samoa three German warships, with an avail able landing force of 300 men. A raiXNDLT SETTLEMENT IXPECTXD. A "White Book" on the Samonn question will shortly be presented to the reichstag. The Xational Zeitung announces that a friendly set tlement with America may be expected, based upon Prince Bismarck's proposal for a Joint discussion. BC8HTNO WORK ON THX CRUISER CHARLESTON. It was published in San Francisco yesterday that the Union iron works had received a dis patch from Secretary Whitney ordering them to get the cruiser Charleston ready for sea within twenty days, if possible, at no matter what extra cost. The working force on the Charleston has been largely increased, but whether owing to instructions from Washing ton or not is not stated. There are at present four hundred and fifty men embloved on the vessel. Her engines and machinery are all in aud her boilers are being cemented. When completed the Charleston will be taken to Mure Island to have her armament placed on board. 1 his is much heavier than that of anv German man-of-war at present in Samoan 11 not expected that the trial trip of the Charleston would take place before the middle of March, but the present activity in dicates that she will be ready conside'rablv sooner. Superintendent Dickie, of the Union iron works, was asked how soon the vessel conld go to sta n fitting trim if necessary. Well. she might get away in thirty days if "it was absolutely necessary to have her ready bv that time." ' , .The cruiser San Francisco, now builing at the Union iron works, will be completed in u much shorter time than was the Charleston. I he superintencent estimates that it will re quire eight months to complete this vessel. The I ucific co ist papers are devoting a great deal of space to the Samoan question, and gen erally demand that American interests on the islunds be fully maintained at whatever cost, if onlj on account of American shipping interests in the Pacific. capt. leaby's bold course. Commander B. P. Leary. of the United States steamship Adams, which arrived at San Fran cisco from Samoa via Honolulu, Wednesday in an interview Saturday said: "There was a great deal of commotion when I was at Apia I went down there with all kinds of orders suited to a time of pence, but when war broke out I threw the orders to the wind. Thev would do in time of peac.; but were not applicable to condition of affairs then. When I saw Brandies, the German minister, leuding 500 natives in support of Tamasese I wrote him a letter asking him to desist. I said: 'I am here to protect American citizens and American property, aud I will not wait idly by and see yam plwigiag the country into trouble, when "V1 property may be destroyed. If you do not desist I shall take such measures to protect them as I deem the circumstances de in and. ! "He sent word back that no American nor American property would be molested. In a little while, though, much the same tactics *Hre r?pfe*j$e<J; There was a meeting of con suls aboard the German war ship Adler. and at the meeting I said to the Germans: 'Now, ? maatIVC\ttght U out ^'tween them selves. Oh, no; they could not do that. They said that they had proclaimed Tamasese kins', and they could not leave him nojr to fight ti?ne" .i? 8aid 1 would take a h:ind this If you persist in aiding Tamasese and I th?Vlig ^lm J Wli Partic'pate.' and I pulled the Adams in ahead of the Adler. aud would f ,?Lp,,rt in *he fra? ir the Germans had decided.they mnst have it I had made up K,.?* ^dams could throw some this thev eased down and prom lsed that it should be -hands off.' "Next there were notices posted by the Ger mans stating that the bridge over the river at Apia and separating all the back country where the natives were would be taken up. I tore these notices off. I said there should be no de molition of bridges. Then I ordered my car penters up the next morning, and meantime word having got out all around, scores of na thTkSf"* u? repairing and maintaining the bridge. I also threw some marines ashore to Protect it. It is not necessary to say that i14!?6 Was, nol deBJtro-ved- The Adams left Samoa December 7 and was not present during testa's forces" n tile Germans and Ma Ths Samoan Time*, which has been sup Pressed by the Germans, was published by an 8?bjtorf named CusaA. and was re garded in San Francisco, where many copies of it were taken, as fair and unbiased. The Tmwt however, placed the blame for the battle of December 17 on the Germans, and the latter disliked him u? consequence. On one occasion b comPeUed to seek protection in the British consulate from the Germans. coxxasmr bat's experience in Samoa. Commander B F. Day, who recently returned from a cruise in the South Pacific to his home in Warren, Ohic, had a hand in the Samoan la, interview yesterday said: I M?Kf there in May, 1886, as captain of the ' Tamasese had set him self up apainst Malietoa, the rightful king Tamasese s government was really a German I protectorate, and the commander of that coun P ** wl,ind" "? admitted to me. ? ?'?ht 1 ?ot Malietoa, the deposed King, on board my ship at midnight, there TorcT^fh . i^ov/5 Tamasese's force of about mx hundred, which was en fv. u9 miles di8t?nt. This was to take place the night following. I had ex 1th M,*het?a ^ere waste he nobloodshed unless I gave the signal, which was to be a cannon shot on shipboard. Mv cal ovi?wedWhvt^t ^ rebel Tsmasese would be by the force and readily capitulate. Malietoa s army of two thousand men moved down as planned, and at daylight Tamasese '"rrounded. We got the wfy an<l went up to anchor off 'town to cut off his escape by water, and arrived there about ton o'ciook in the fore noon. OKHXA5S srsnciors. "As soon as the ship was steamed up the Ger mans had their suspicions aroused, and they forthwith dispatched a mounted messenger to rived before we did, and when we were rowing tet* STtaE,i^?MUvb?V? would not 1 h*d? 8?noan interpreter tSWSi. -a"S3 SSTt, ^rrsirs." s ?xzjs. z the consequent a. That brought him and I at once tnedto hare him sign sn ^r^ment flT.ia? his claim to the kingship. Acting under the German advice, he refused. My be2t Judgment was te havs Malietoa pitch in sad everlastingly whip Tamwe*, u the Utter was in rebellion against the then recognized gov ernment. This would hare forever ended the difficulty, as Malietoa could have cut to nieces Tamasese and his followers. "Well, there they were, with Malietoa ready 40 "*rt,".u battle at my signals. Returning hoarfl Hnin T fnnn/I nt>A aI VI. L. J 1 ? . o on , , , . r* Aievurnin^ oi board ship I found one of his head chiefs an* lously waiting the word to go ahead. Bv this time some of the others arrived and the English ; consul served me with a formal protest, in the name of the queen. against my precipitating a , conflict, while the German consul earnestly en treated me not to start the affair. The United , States consul sided with me. We then all went back, allowing the hostile parties to retain their situation, and tried to have the consuls hit npon something." ? consnl* did so. and an agreement was signed by them and Malietoa's and Tamaseses' chiefs promising to keep the peaoe for ever. This peace lasted till abont August, 1887. In concluding his talk. Commander Day referred to the fact that the Germans have supplied lamasese with armsand ammunition, and said: If our government intends to assort its rights there anil prevent the Germans getting full C00fS?.0' t,l?"e islands the wisest move that could be made would be to send out to Ma taara a supply of arms and ammunition. With ?i e"^i cou'd hold his own against any force the Germans can st ud against him for some time. I have an idea that it is going to be a very serious complication." TALKATIVE YOUNG LADIES. Girls Who Don't Give a Fellow Oppor tunity to Say a Word. From the Hew York Mail aud Express. Opposed to the silent type is the yonng Amer ican lady who is a victim of the talking habit in its most virulent form. Her companions leave her society feeling very tired. She is most vivacious and bright. Her friends say of her: "She has a wonderful flow of language." Her enemies,especially the vulgar ones?and all enemies are vulgar?say that she can "talk the hind legs off a mule." See how different the point of view can be! When her friends hear what her enemies have said they politely won der if she has talked off their hind legs. But why repeat these spiteful recriminations? This young lady is fond of retiring with her victim into secluded corners, where she enter tains him with the history of her abnormally gifted family for several generations back She never loves a dear gazelle, to glad her with his bright, soft eye, that she does not impart to him anecdotes culled from the family history. There are episodes of her own Childhood which also must be told, and to which the family s prowess was merely a mild prologue, naturally, these reminiscences of a promising past spur her companion to emulation. He re calls remarkable evidences of genuis which decked with amaranths his brow of youth. He burns to tell them. He chafes to enter the arena. As he pauses breathless he cuts in with "Yes. yes; very funny. That reminds me of when I was a little chap !" "And it was two years after that." she medi tatively interrupts, her eyes fixed in a stare of working memory on her foot, "that I fell through the ice out skating. It was one of my most horrible experiences," Ac. She takes the bit firtnlv between her teeth and canters proud ly ofT. He succumbs, but waits his time At the end of her recital he makes a spring for the silence and clutches it with: , * wa" ^out to remark, when I was a little chap, not six years old?my mother has often told me the story " "Six years old!" she murmurs, raising her eves to the chandelier in the deepest reverie "when my brother George was six years old he' wrote a Spanish poem, which was considered very remarkable. He was a wonderful child." She drops the words out lingeringlv, but he sees with horror that she is warming" with her subject. Opening vistas of recollection of George s distinguished powers stretch away before her mental vision. George is on the carpet for the next fifteen minutes. He holds his advantage bravely. The Spanish poem was followed by a Greek one at eight and a 1 Hebrew translation at ten. It is verv hard to vie with George's opulent genius. tier com panion is gradually swamped bv it. Like the queen of Sheba before the g.ories of King Solomon, "there is no more spirit left in him * time?^ "lt8 UUJ Wait8 Ptttieut'y tor the happy J hen silence, like a ponltioe, comes lo heal tlie blows of sound. MIMICRY IX NATURE. Grasshoppers and Their Harmony of Color with the Soil. From the Atlanttc Monthly. Go to the seashore and observe the grasshop pers among the beach grass. They fly up at your approach, whiz off a rod or so, and alight. Can you see them? They are colored so nearly like the sands they live upon that detection of one at rest is almost impossible. On yonder grassy bluff, a stone's throw awav, you will find none of them, but other kinds equally, or almost equally, lost to sight by their harmony with their surroundings. What chance of life for eithor if they suddenly change places? They would be so conspicuous that every pass ing bird or other insectivorous creature would sight them. Of course these protective colors have been gained by slow steps. Every grass hopper that found its preferred food among the sands was liable to be eaten. In the long run Just those would be eaten which were most easily seen Onewhich varied in coloring in never so small a degree, so as to be less easily seen than his brother, would live to perpetuate his kind, and his brother come to an untimely end: the progeny would show the unfortunate" variation and be more likely to be spared to transmit in increased volume the probability of the happy coloring Given then, a brood of grasshop pers that find their preferred food in sandy spots, ana unless other and more powerful forces act upon them it must result, from their liability to be eaten by creatures fond of grass hoppers. that in time they will resemble in col oring the sand on which they live; it is impos sible that they should not. Any creature not specially nrotected by nauHeausnewi. or habit, or special device of some sort, must in the very nature of things, if it is to live at all, have some other protection, and that afforded by color at pattern is by far the most common the world is made up of eaters and eaten of devices to catch and devices to avoid being caught. 6 , may apply the same reasoning to two kind of butterflies subject naturallv to the same class of enemies?that is, living in'the same re gion and flying at the same time. If one has the slightest advantage over the other in the nght lor life, by being, for instance, distasteful to one class of common enemies, so that these forbear to attack it after experiment or bv in stinct (the result of ancestral experiments), and there be among the less favored flock here and there an individual which, under circum stances favoring it. such as distanco or shadow may more often than its fellows be mis^ taken by the enemy for one of its dis tasteful neighbors through its possession of a little more than usual of a certain tint on a part of the ?ing. a little larger spot here, or more of the semblance of a band there?ho w small soever ! this difference may be, it must, by the verv laws of natural selection, be cherished, perpet uated. increased, by slow but sure steps. \or is there any limit to its increase except its ab solute deception of the enemy. So long as there is the slightest advantage in variation in a definite position, the struggle for existence will compel that variation. Knowing what we now kno w of the laws of life, mimicrv of favored races might^ven have been predicted. At Atlantic City yesterday the new iron pier at the foot of Massachusetts avenue was sold Asa(??)?k ???' JhU pier originally cost *b5.000. It has never been a success, and debts TK? ?m?nnt1?'had been contracted. The National district assembly of machinery construction, molders, pattern-makers and boiler-makers. Pittsburg, Pa., numbering 8,000 members, have decided to leave the Knights of LaLor and form an independent order The Judiciary committee of the Pennsylvania house of representatives has decided to report against the passage of the granger bill pro hibiting the importation of dressed beef into that state. Gov Beaver, of Pennsylvania, has signed the resolution passed by the legislature to submit a prohibition amendment to the people. L.F' Kenworthy, health officer of Jack sonville, Fla. reports but 22 deaths in January, to ?f any kiad" The The Canadian parliament opened yesterday at Ottawa, and Governor-General Stanley in his speech ssad he regretted that the fisheries EtS ^ Un,ted 8tate? ?>ad been re jected, and it now remains for Canada to main *?.1?h?r r,8;kts under the convention of 1818 un TK n"? r re-adjustment is arranged. 25* Delaware state treasurer's report shows ?? ?rptaf of ?414,948.18 over alld jbt v stated in New York that the Vai derbilts have acquired control of the South Penn rail WUltnrn U ?Ter * Pennsylvania Mayor Grant has asked the civil-servioe com missioners of New York city to re^T^ tl,i J? e<u,*-t>onnd business of the Gould southwestern system will soon be Richmond terminal lines. 3? \ 2" StiHSSStOSSSa onfL despondent on account of his diffi culty in supporting his family. FAMOUS PUNSTERS. Instances of Mea Who Showed They Had Fanny Spots. There is s pleasant article in the January number of Temple Bar on "Puna," says the Pall Mall Budget Many of thoee mentioned by the anthor are good, many bad; moat are old. but some are new to us. The "bracket-need ing" and "word mangling" claaeea of pnna are dismissed as nnworty of notiee; bnt here ia an example of each: "The great heat of the cape muit make Kaffir (make a for) coat quite un nee-hairy." Sometimes, however, "one cornea acroaa a apecimen of thia kind, which extorts admiration for ite perverted ingenuity, aa the answer to the query. What flower is like a healthy Iriah lad out driving?1 A Bona Japon ica (a rosy chap on a car)." The great master of punning is Hood, and the following is given aa a very artistic speci men: My temple* throb, my pulses boil, I'm sick of song and ode and ballad; So, Thrysis, take the midnight oil, And pour it on a lobster salad. My brain is dull, my sight is foul, I cannot think on what I've read; Then, Pallas, take away thine owl, And let us have a lark instead. Here again, ia a little piece by Frederick Locker, which by ite grace and neatness of expreaaion presents the same deceptive look of eaaei He cannot be complete in aught Who is not humorously prone; A man without a merry thought Can hardly have a funny bone. Conspicuous, also, in this class is Porson's celebrated pun upon the Latin gerunds?a sub ject set him. it is said, in answer to hia boast that he could make a pun on anything: When Dido saw jEneas would not come She mourned in silence, and was Di-do-dum. "Both Hood and Hook?perhaps we might addPorson, were all punsters by profession. But there are puns extant by unknown authors which either might have felt a pride in owning. A Cambridge fellow, walking with a visitor, met by chance the master of 8t John on horse back. "Who ia that?" inquired the visitor. ?That,' replied the other, 'is St. John's head on a charger.' Here ia a first rate pun, of which the speaker's name is as completely buried in oblivion as the author's of the famous wiUcism against Berkeley's theory, a pun which puts into a nut shell a whole system of philosophy: 'What is mind! No matter. What is matter? Never mind.'" But in punning, as in other departments of ingenuity, women can well hold their own, and none of our author's stories are better than the following: "A plump Adonis of forty, who was looking at a house, asked the servant, an extremely pretty girl, whether she was to let with the establishment. 'No, sir,' was the answer; 'pleaae, sir, I'm to be let alone.' Here is a pun which hit* with both its barrels. Each of its two meanings speaks a volume; the one informs the querist that his admiration must not be expressed too warmly; the other, that an eligible offer is not likely to be ill received. Was ever greater weight of meaning com pressed into two words?' Finally, we are given instances of puns which have only one defect?they are too wittv to be used. Thus, "the heir to the duke of Pen thiewe died in 1764. ruined by an attachment to an opera singer. Mile. Mire. The wits of Paris made his epitaph of five notes of music? 'Mi re l'a mi la'?'Mire has brought him there.' Such an epitaph has the great defect that it is far too witty to be used. In that point it re sembles many others; as that suggested for a cricketer, 'over;' for an auctioneer, -Gone!' or, for a billiard-marker, 'the long rest.' However apt the application, the effect of these has no solemnity. Indeed, the suggestion that a pun may claim a place in serious literature?in poetry itself?may strike some readers with surprise; and it is true that in our language no such thing as yet exists." LATE FORKIGN NEWS. The country house at Bamslade, near Wind sor, of Mr. Henry White, secretary of the American legation in London, was entered by burglars Wednesday night, and Jewelry valued at $35,000 was stolen. The burglars made their escape. Lord Tennyson is feeling so much stronger that he has resumed hia literary work. It is said that he is writing a new play for Mary Anderson, founded on the story of "Bobin Hood and Maid Marian." When the steamer Celtic, from New York, ar rived at (^eenstown Thursday, she was boarded by detectives, who arrested a passenger nam?rd Itoineck. He is an American bank olerk who is charged with forgery. Owing to the strike of Clyde seamen twenty steamers are detained at Glasgow, it having been found impossible to secure a sufficient number of seamen and firemen to work the vessels. Prince Bismarck has been a most profitable dealer in wood, which his estates furnish in vast abundance, on account of the special rates granted to him by the railroads. The other German wood-cutters have at last struck against this favoritism, and the prince will now have to compete on equal terms. The rumor that England is about to with draw from the blockade of East Africa is un founded. Owing to the obstructive tactics of the op position. causing scenes of disorder in the chamber daily, the cabinet has requested the king of Spain to prorogue the cortes until April 2. At Paris Panama canal shires were weak, closing at 97.60, a drop of 12 francs since Tues day. A cipher dispatch announcing the death of the King of Holland was received on the Berlin bourse yesterday. No confirmatory advices have been received. A Frenchman, M. de Pressense, has published a book on England and Ireland from the union up to the present time, in which he states that "though he began his work with a decided bias in favor of English supremacy in Ireland, when he ended he was entirely converted to home rule as defined by Mr. Gladstone and accepted by Farnell." Nationalists are greatly agitated over the treatment of Mr. O'Brien in his Irish prison. It is stated that he was severely injured on the body during the struggle witt tLe warders, and that he is still much prostrated. He wears only a shirt, refusing to put on the prison garb. John O'Connor and Thomas Condon, members of parliament for Tipperary, were yesterday sentenced to imprisonment for four months, without hard labor, for inciting tenants not to pay rent. They appealed. Esau's Terrible Temptation. From the Souths' Companion. Increasing age does sometimes cause us to sppreciate more fully the temptations of oth ers. Little Madeline was eating broiled partridge for the first time and great was her delight at its flavor. "It's nicer than anything I ever tasted," quoth she. "and I don't blame Esau a bit.'' "What has Esau to do with it?" queried her mother. "Why, you know, mamma," said the little one, in g^ave surprise at such ignorance, "he sold his birthright for a mess of partridge 1" Early Promise. From the Pittsburg Chronicle. Wife?"Dear, what do you think baby will be when he grows up?" Dear?"A man, I suppose." Wife?"Oh, you're very witty, aren't you? But I mean what profession do you think he will adopt?" Dear?"Well, from the appearance of my new silk hat, which yon gave him to play with this afternoon, I think he will be a dentist" Bed Caps ix Yiboisia.?A Hampton, Va., special to the Baltimore Ameriban savs: A. 8. Segar. common weal th's-attornev for Elisabeth City county, who is conducting the prosecution of W. H. Bonaparte, on trial for the abduction of Buth Tennille, a young white girl, has received the following communication: "To A. 8. Cigar, Hampton, Va.: "If W. H. Bonaparte is convicted, yonr time has come, and you will be a dead man, as will also F. 8. Collier, who is assisting in the prose cution. (Signed) Bedoam." G. M. Peek, the county Judge, received a letter of a similar character a week since. Opinion is diversified as to the authorship of the letters. Lzorrm Captures Hevebal Tow**.?Ths Haytian legation at New York yesterday re ceived an official (able dispatch via Jamaica and Galveston, dated Port-an-Prtooe, 87th inst, announcing that the following insurgent towns have been occupied by the troops of President Legitime: Valliero, Hinehe, 8*. Michell, Marmalade and Grande Saline. At Ess ton yesterday Jos. B. Lynch, of Brook lyn, N. Y., a bridge builder employed in build an additional side bridge across the Lehigh river, fell from the top of ths bridge to toe river bank below, a distance of 86 feet, break aan ami in two places, (lislooatis^ his hip, otherwise injuring himself. AUCTION SALES. TO-MORROW. WASHINGTON HORSE AS D CARRIAGE BAZAAB HEAVY DRAUGHT HORSES AND MARES. SUITABLE FOR COAL CARTS OR CONTRACTORS. Ays, SEVEN HEAD OF HORSES AND MAKES FROM TUB WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN RAIL ROAD. SUITABLE FOR FARMERS. BPGOIE8, WAGONS. CARRIAGES. HARNESS, fcc. On SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY SECOND, , AT TEN O'CLOCK, will be ?old.witbin the Buur. the above stock. X. B?Persona wishing to boy a tuck should not tail to attend this tale. 8. BENS1NGER It Auctioneer, iHOMAS DOWLING. Auctloj.ee*. JULAR SALE OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS AT SALES-ROOMS. On 8ATURDAY, FEBRUARY SECOND. 1888, ?t TEN O'CLOCK A. M? within and In froet of my sales-rooms, I will aell a general saeortroeut of House hold Furniture, Carpeta, stoves, Laoe Curtalna, Ac. AL?o. One large Pool Table, with balla, Ac. 500 Upholstered Cots, in lots to auit. Two Iron Safea,Ac. ALSO, AT TWELVE M., Hotmw. Carriages, Wagons, kr. Terms caah. THOMAS DOWLING. Ja31-2t Auctlon<-er. T HOMAS DOWLING, Auctioneer. CATALOGUE SALE OF MISCELLANEOUS AND CLASSICAL BOOKS. MANY OK THEM FINELY ILLUSTRATED, (ALSO A LOT OF MEDICAL BOOKS AND INSTRU MENTS RECEIVED TOO LATE FOR CATALOGUE.) SURGICAL CASE AND ONE DISSECTING CASE, AT MY AUCTION BOOMS. ELEVENTH AND PENNSYL VANIA AVENUE, TUE8D\Y, 1EBRUARY FIFTH, 1889, AT HALF-PAST SEVEN O'CLOCK, AND FOLLOWING EVENINGS. TERMS CASH. CATALOGUES READY. Ja2V-dfc'ls THOMAS DOWLING. Auctioneer. rj^HOMAS DOWLING. Auctioneer. SMALL LOT WELL-KEPT HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS AT AUCTION. 1 On MONDAY, FOURTH FEBRUABY. 1889, at TEN O'CLOCK A. M_ at 131! Maryland avenue south west, opposite Botanical Gardena. I will aell without reserve a lot of nearly new furniture all in food condl- I tion, such as? Walnut Book-Cases. Walnut Dunks and secretary*. Cabinets. Book Racks. Haircloth Parlor Suite, M. T. Tables, Hall Rack. Bruasells Carpeta. handsome sideboard with Mirror. Bed Sofa. Window Hanginga. Walnut Extension Table. Refrigerator. Bent wood Dining Chairs. Invalid and other Chairs. Howe Sewing Machine. Very fine Electric Clock. Walnut Bed-room - uites. Walnut Wardrobe and Cheffonier. Heating Stoves, Range. China and Glassware. Gas Stove, Kitchen Requisites, Ac. Terms cash. ja30-dta THOMAS DOWLING, Auctioneer. w ALTER B. WILLIAMS A CO., Auctioneers. INVESTORS. ATTENTION. SIDE OF PIFkCF ON fcOIil'H feet, to a 20-foot alley, and improved by nine two story brick dwullinirs, each containing 6 rooms and hall, water, gaa, and sewers. lerms: One-lourth cash; balance in 1, 2, and 3 years; notes to bear interest at 0 iht cent per annum from day of sale, and to be secured by deed of trust on premises sold or all cash at option of purchaser. In terest payable semi-annually. A deposit of filty (50) dollars will be required on each parcel on day of aale. Conveyancing, Ac., at cost of purchaser. If the terms of sale are not complied with in ten (10) dsys from day of sale the property will be resold at the risk and cost of delaulting purchaser after five (5) days' public no tice of such resale in some new?pa)*r published in Washington, D. C. JaJti-dAdbs WALTER B. WILLIAMS k CO.. Aucts. UNCANSON BROS., Auctioneers. CHANCERY SALE OF IMPROVED PROPERTY, STOKE AND DWELLING, NO ?51 EIGHTH STREET, COR. GRANT AVENUE, ALSO THE REAR PART OF LOT NINE. IN WRIGHT A COX'S SUBDIVISION OF MOUNT PLEASANT. WITH SMALL FRAME HOUSE THEREON AND LOTS IN "MONTELLO." By virtue of a decree and supplemental decree passed by the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia in Equity cause No. 10270 (Peters vs Brookes, et al l, we will offer for sale at public auction in front of the respective premises. OtuVeDNESDAY, the sixth DAY OF FEBRU ARY. A. D. ISM), st HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P. M., lots numbered 133 and 135, in square numbered 5, in the village of "Montello," aa the aame appears of record in the office of the surveyor of the District of Columbia and described In the original bill In this cause as parcel No. 3. On THURSDAY, THE REVENTH DAY OF FEBRU ARY, A. D. ISM#. AT FOUR O'CLOCK P. M., part of the background of the lot nmnt>ered nine (?), of Wright and Cox's subdivision of Mount 1'luaaant. hav ing > width of 15 27-100 feet, it being the north 15 21-100 feet fronting on the rear of said lot numbered nine (9), by a depth of 50 feet, as improved by s small frame house, being the property descritied in the hrst paragraph of the supplemental bill in the above cause ON THE SAME DAY, AT HALF-PAST FOUB O'CLOCK P. M., lot numbered two hundred | and ten (210) in Maria Roberta' subdivision of lot numbered seventy-four (74) In J. B. Hawes' subdivision of Mount Pleaaant, aa improved by house numbered 2251 8th street, corner Grant ave nue, as same is described in the second paragraph of aaid supplemental bill. Terms: One-third caah. to be paid on day of sale or on ratification thereof by the court, balance in one and two years, with interest from day of aale, secured on property sold, or all cash, at option of purchaser. A deposit will be required on the improved proi>erty of $100 on each piece: on the unimproved projierty (25 on each lot sold. All conveyaucing and recording at Surchaaer'a cost. Terms to oe complied with in seven ?ys from day of sale, otherwise the trustees reserve the ritrht to resell at risk and cost of defaulting pur chaser after five days' advertisement. RANDALL HAGNER. 408 5th I ANDREW B.DUVJ }a*J5-f,?,m,wfcd? 452 Louisiana i BAY HORSE, 7 COWS FBE8H~AND SPRINGERS), CART, 100 CHICKENS (LEGHORN AND OTHER BREEDS), PLOWS. HARROW, CULTIVATOR AND FARMING IMPLEMENTS. On MONDAY AFTERNOON. FEBRUARY FOURTH, commencing at ONE O'CLOCK, we will sell on the farm of Lewis Steerman on "B" roud near intersection of 14th and 7th street roads, Briglitwood. the above mentioned stock, which is in fine condition. Terms cash. DUNCANSON BROS., Auctioneers. )s29-5t* PROPOSALS. ment. ser. 1 i st. n. w? t .'ALL, f liana a ve. J Trustees. PROPOSALS FOR TAKING DOWN FENCES. Oflice of Public Buildings and Grounds. War De partment, Washington. D. C.. January 21, 1881) ? Sealed proposals, in duplicate-mill be received at thia office until NOON MONDAY. FEBRUARY TWENTY FIFTH, 188H, for taking down the iron fencea around Lulayette and Franklin Squarea Forms and apecifl cations can be obtained st thia office. The Cnited States reserves the right to reject any and all pro posals. The sttention of bidders is invited to the sets of Congress approved February 26, 18S5, and Feb ruary 23. Ih8 /. Vol. 23, pak-r 332, and Vol. 24, page 414, Statutes st Large. JOHN M. WILSON, Colonel, U. S. Army. Ja29.30,31 ,fl.22,23 HOUSEFURNISHINGS. Wall Papers, Draperies, i HOUSE AND FRESCO PAINTING. REX FURNITURE POLISH. THE P. HANSON HISS MANUFACTURING CO., 815 15tb st n.w. Baltimore House, 217 N. Charles st. dll-Sm Cooking By Gas. A foil Una of GAS COOKING STOVES On hand and for sal*. mh31 WASHINGTON GASLIGHT COMPANY. ? MEDICAL, &c. SCAD AND BE WISE-DR BROTHERS. 906 B ST. s.w., api>eared before me and made oath that he 1s i ?ldest Established Expert Specialist in this city, and will guarantee a cure in all cases of private diseases of men :md furnish medicine, or no charge ^consulta tion and advice free at any hour of the day. Sub acribed and sworn before me by Dr. BROTHERSl SAMUEL C. MILLS, a Notary Public, in and for tha District of Columbia, this third day of July, 1885. Ja30-lm? Mesmerism used as a healing agent with wonderful success in the treatment of all I nervous diseases. Also full instructions given in proof tical Psychology by Prof. Carpenter, office 612 tith st n.w. Honrs from 10 a.m. to 7 pun. qM DR LEON, The Oldest Established and Only Reliable Ladles' Physician In the City, Can be conanltad daily, 464 C St., between 4H and 6th sta. n. w. Prompt treatment correspondence aad consulta tion strictly confidential. Separate rooms for ladiaa. Office always open. )a5-4w* mf ME. DE FOREST, LONG-ESTABLISHED AND ill. reliable Ladles' Physician, can be consulted daily at her residence, 001 T st &.W. Office hours from 1 to 9 p. m. with Ladles only. jyl8-7m? ET HAS NEVEB BEEN CONTRADICTED THAT Dr. BROTHER8 is the oldest-established advertis g Ladies' Physician in this city, ladles, you can confidently consult Dr. BROTHEK8, WOO B st. AW. Particular attention paid to all dlsosses peculiar ladiea. married or single. Forty years' ' ja?-lm* fANHOOD RESTORED BY USING A BOTTLE _ Lor two of Dr. BROTHERS' Invigorating' Cordial. Will con any caae of nervous debility and loss at nerve-power. It imparts vigor to tha whole system. Male or female. 90flBsta.w. )a3-lm? DR MOTTS FRENCH POWDERS ARE THE Standard Remedy for all blood ills*?lis, eat ' tliroat, nsssl, or skin troubles-urinary diseases c Mi Jy3i ATTORNEYS. T AW OFFICE OF -U RANDALL HAGNER d7-ap' Removed to 466 6tkst "T\AVID A GOURICK, MJ (Formerly of the Philadelphia Bar). ttorney and Counaellor at Law. LADIES' GOODS. w KIT*. BOWAKD ft CO. 83 ?eet 18th at, Hrw Tort. 4m> fc-rt. Bom. 81ft 16th ,1.a. w? I (Tor two wwti only.) With i ?flflrMit Mod of DISSS* ASS BALL OOWSS. TMtttagOuetumaa. Wrapa. Millinery. ?te? Just iw1??d from hrla. Jt'.'H 'J* ORAUBSIS garme5t8. PLUBH OOATS. MUFF*. l^Boee, ftc . made to order and repaired >1 <n?-tia.f whatoUMre charge, will call and fit j u. Addrra or call l. l Bon.nr.s, if ? *m?S ? at. a.w. M&8. Ma Aa CoSKFI.LT. OF S31 5TB AVESUE, NEW YORK. Baa Opened a Brauch Bonaa at 1504 B 8TREET K. W? W ASBIS OTOS, D. C. She baa to ported especially for thie orcaaion an Fla gant Assortment of KECtfTIOIl and si RF'FT COS TIM E8. DINNER and BALL DRi.sSEs. CLOAkS, WRAPS, and BONNETS, all of which will be .a id at very low ir. r- JaSl-VW* A LADY, FORMERLY CARRTTSO OS DRF-88 maklng in New York, would Ilk- the |*tn >nag< >f Waaliiugton ladiea M?.lrrai?- price* ud perfect nt. Cuttiuir Mid basting H|*>i>lly. 7 (' ?t ue J17 7 W ADIEH.1F YOU WISH A GOOD ASD 8TYIJSB fitting Waist buy White's Ulovr-flttlli* head) -cut Waist Lining*. They are i<erfect tn every reapect. aleevee and all. They are fup) ilrtiaa. (None r?nu Ine without White'a a tamp on tbetn ) s. Id at tha PALAIS ROYAL and OFO. W Ml I E N )a IS*-2vr* Ladiea' Tailor, 1110 F at WAMMXY. SEDWTLL. >T 325 N Charles at., Baltimore, lid.. Will open at WTLLARD*8 BOTEt, Private Parlorv Feb. 5th. Oth. 7th. 8th. and 9th. a large and elegant as sortment of Imported Ball and Evening Drrt.fi. alao the lateat noveltiea In Spring and bummer Costumes for Bouae and Street wear. Special attention given to order* for Ball and Even ing Dreaaea. Fit guaranteed. JaS3-16t Ml88 J a BoQGEM MODEL RIDISO HABITS EVES ISO ASD RECEPTION COSTUMES Ja5-lm* 144t> gat. VOK BRAKDIS, 1229 FENS. AVE. t Tailor-made Gowna, Riding Habits, Frenin* and Street Costumes. etc.. mad*. at abort notice Perfect fit and work, one fitting reuuired. Hear..liable pneea. Formerly with Lord ft Taylor. New Jork. an ) Win. Barr k Co., St. Louis. Buttonholes iwW. jaln-lm* Superfluous hair destroyed leaving no trace, by my electric needle proceee. endor*ed by every prominent physician. Ten year*' practice in this city. Electrical treatn.entfor ladineaud children. Jall-20t? MRS. DR. GABRIEL. 1321 G at n.w. fRENCB DYEING. SCOURING AND DRY CLEAS r'lNG ESTABLISHMENT, 1205 New York ave. r irat-claaa I.adiee' and Gent*' work of every deecrip tion. Pluah, Velvet n..d Evemw Dresses ANTON AND CAROLINE LERCB, lormeriy with A.li*ctier and Maiaon Yrieea, Paria. >21 fl^HE MUSES CUNNINGHAM. X ??FURRIERS," 923 F street, aecond floor. And 1310 8th at. P.w . between N and O *t* Ja4-.1m Mux 31. J a PraSDL 132W F at. n.w. (Mr*. Harrison'at FINE FRENCH HAIR GOODS. Alao, A apeeial aelartion inSHM.L. AMBER AND DULL JET ORNAMENTS. SHAMPOOING. Hair Dreaaed and Banga Shingled. Ji4 1 m* NTON FISCHERS DRY CLEANING"ESTAB LISHMENT AND DYE WORKS. 900 G at. n w. Indira and G?(ita' Ganuenta of all klnda cleaned and Dyed without being ripped. Ladiea' Eveuing Drneaea a specialty. Thirty-five yea re' eipeneuoe. iTi.oa moderate. Goodacalled for aud delivered. al4 A LL-WOOL GARMENTS? MADE UP OR RIPPED XX dyed a good mourning black. A FI8CHFR. *14 fatwl G at. n.w. PIANOS AND ORG A N 8 KRAKAUFR PIANOS AT HOFFMAN HOUSECON carta. New York. "In fa-'t 1 had never a piano with better effecta in connection with nivorch'?tra TH.H. JOYCE, Mub. Director. G. H. KlH.V Gen eral Ageut, 4U< 10th at. n.w. dill Sanders & Statman. DECKER BROS.. WEBER, FISCHER and F.RTFY PIANOS. Sold on arcoiumodatiMr terms aud for rent. Special attention called to our new style ESTEY ORG AN 84 Two hundred and four thouaand <204.0001 Eata? organs have been made aud Bold. Everywhere the pre ferred organ for Home, Church, Chapel, aud School use. llandaome 9-aU'P Eftey organ for 975. Eaay monthly payment*. Call aud eaaunne. SANDEitS ft STAYMAN, 9:t4 F at. n. w., M aabingtou, D C. 1 :< N. 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Stranger* from other citiea w illaave time and diaappoiu iuient by callin* on tho only genuine clairvoyant in this city, aa he Hucceedt where all other* fail, and adverliaea only what he ran do. Sitting*, 50c Life-reading by mall on receipt of I $1. Name, lock of hair, date of birtn Hour, u* * TS \* aami? wj uuui uii rec^ipi or Name, lock of hair, date of birth. Hours u to s j Sundays from 1 to s p.m. m2?-tomh 1 * 421 9th at n i ALL THE EVENTSOF LIFE All buaineaa confidential. Ladiea and ?*n tltmen 50 cauu each. 40b L at., between 4th aud 5m "*? ae-4'Jow* L)os ?t Trifle WITH Your K i YES. Dr. 8. GALESKTS Optical Officea. B2.1 F at. n.w., aflorde you the opportunity to have yonr eyea ex amined lree of charge, aud if reuuired have euch Glaaae* adjuatfd to your eyea aa will be proper to cor rect every optical delect, no matter bow aeemiugly aevere Illustrated catalogue containing uaeful hinta regard ing the care of our eyea tree to aiiy addreaa upon ap plication. d!5-3m J. F. LFWTNBERO. 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