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REAL ESTATE fiOSSIP.
Itulbllng Enterprise* and Profitable Investment*. mcmmv the hixixd fob hotse* of medium SI/E ? IB CATHOLIC r*lTU?TY BCILDISO - improvements aloso the m etropolit a x BRANCH ->0TES A>D cnmsu "One of the most snccessfnl investment* ever made in tbU city," said a real estate ope rator. -was Secretary Whitney's purchase of hi# farm. 'Grasslands.' on .the Tenleytown road. He bought that place soon after he en tered the cabinet, and some months before the 1'resident invested out there and the resultant boom set in. Mr. Whitney bought the 100 acres, including the old house, outbuildings, and improvements, for -300 per acre. Ho had to have the house considerably altered before it was suitable for his use and to build a barn. Altogether he spent some 86.000 or $7,000 in improving th? place and it is now an attractive country residence. He had owned the place scarcely two years when the speculators began to look with longing eyes upon the fair acres. One enterprising^ syndicate induced him to part with twenty-five acres, including that por tion of his farm which borders ou the Tenley town road. The Secretary was probably re luctant to do this, but an offer of $1,500 per acre convinced him that the land was too ex pensive for him to own. A short time lfter ward he received and accepted an offer of $1,000 per acre for the remaining seventv-five acres, retaining, however, the privilege of re maining on the place as a tenant for three years. He thus in two years made a clean profit of about $75,000 on his little invest ment of $30,000 m farming land along the Tenleytown road. This little episode not only ! illustrates the good luck of Secretary Whitney but the rapid appreciation in the value of su burban property." MR. DAJIEXHOWKft's BCTLDISO KSTKBmiSES. The demand for houses of medium size is still apparent, and Mr. Washington Danen bower. who has built during the past few years a large number of houses or this character, pro poses to do considerable work in that direction during the present year. He intends to build a row of eight two-story houses on F street, between 1st and 2d street* northeast. All these' houses will have basement*, bay windows, and will be trimmed with stone. They will have all the modem improvements, and "will be well adapted for the use of small families. Mr. Danenhowcr will al?o build six houses at Mas sachusetts avenue and -Ith street northeast. They will be two-story and basement houses and will be complete in all details. He is also building a row of three houses at 2d street and Massachusetts avenue. They will be twenty feet front, and will have stono trimmings and ! back buildings. These improvements arc of great advantage to ' that section of the city, which is now experi encing quite a boom. ' Senator Sherman has begun ail extensive improvement, which will result in building up nearly the entire square ! bounded by G and 11, 2d and 3d streets north- ; east. Ground ban been broken for the erection of nine two-story houses on this square, and it is the intention at present to l.uild altogether thirty-three house*. They are each to contain six rooms besides the bath-mom. A PRETTY C.BOCP OF HOUSES. John W. Phillips is making a handsome im- ' provement on the ground on I: street, between tth and Marion streets northwest. Khodc , Island avenue intersects R street at this poiat, and these lots have a frontage practically on 1 1-hode Island avenue and the reservation located there. Mr. Phillips is building a row of ten houses which are prettily designed. The* ' will be two stories high and' will contain some ten rooms each. The entire row is a departure from the conventional style of architecture, and by the introduction of gables, towers, and overhanging cornices the group of houses pre gents an effective appearance. THF CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY BUILDING. During the favorable weather of the present season the work of erecting the large building for the new Catholic university lias made steady progress. The exterior walls are com pleted and the roof has been put on the entire building, with the exception of the central }>ortioii. A large force of workmen are now ? ngaged in lining the interior walla with hollow terra cotta slabs, which will protect the build ing from dampness and at the same time add to its warmth. It is the intention earlv in the spring to begin plastering the interior, "and the other portions of the work will be carried on as rapidly as possible. It is expected that the building will be ready to be dedicated by next November. IJefore that time the Eckington electric street railway will be extended out ith street, which is now being graded to the gates of the grounds of the university. The authori ties will, it is understood, donate to the Balti more and Ohio company ground upon which the latter will erect a handsome depot. The old name of Brook* Station will be retained. The new bnilding. standing ns it does on the I brow of the bill overlooking the Soldiers'-home ! ground*, is a conspicuous object in that vicin ity. The massive wall* of blue-stone, without much ornamentation or attempt at effect have an -mpressive appearance. The great size of the building contributes to this result. The ?rontage is feet and the center portion is uve stories high, while the wing is four stories. P'?n of the bnilding contemplates the erection of seven large buildings. Thev will fx* grouped about a central park. The build ing now in course of erection will be known as Divinity hall, but the sites of the other build ings have been chosen. In the center, facing the main avenue will be the grand hall of science with its laboratories. To the right and n?ur of the nail of science the observatory will be erected upon a high knoll, and at the front on the opposite side of the park, the librae building will stand. A large church or uni versity chapel will be erected on the north, be tween the park and the divinity building, with which it will be connected by an arcade. The high grounds adjacent to the divinity building will be reserved as sites for colleges" that mar .rtw Various orders in connection with the university, and it is expected that residences for profesaoro will be arranged around the front of the park. wrmc Jements aloxo the metropolitan branch. The foundations have been laid for a large boarding-house or hotel, which will be erected on the land on the opposite side of the railroad from Forest Glen, which is owned bv the in C?.?P*n-Vf Which iIr Hertford is president. It is the intention to have the buildmg ready for occupancy the latter part ot next spring. The increasing number of peo ple who go out in that direction for the sum SwJS'ri y k euU,rPr"*- The hotel at -J . n hl" .b*en ?P*" for two seasons and its success has demonstrated that such facilities are needed. A movement was on foot last j ear to erect a hotel at Capitol View Park irithe same vicinity, and also one at Takoma rark. and these enterprises may still materia Mr. R F Gilbert the founder of Takoma m ?o"ton, where he is concluding ne ?ifVaf1or"t!W I , Flower, a physician of that y- fo.r the f*1" of a tract of land of several 'V'n* I.,'* S1,KO- 11 " to be the pur IK.se of Dr Flower to build a large sanitarium lb out a! lmprOVe "ud beautify the grounds j int^e't^a?1 k rre,tl"K " so?1 'leal of ! intaresx atQaitheraburg is the erection of a iirge ben house, which is some 375 feet long Messrs. Hanson and Adams, the two voung ra *ii who are erecting the building. propose t?eo win* h*ve **>ul1tr-* baMn"?* extensively. They ril^, two -nenbators at work and will furnish a market for the eggs in that locality. rrsr worsts on cossectktt avknie. The handsome residence to be erected, as ?tated in The Star, on Connecticut avenue Bear Dupont circle, will make quite a change in the appearance of that locality. For vears .esriy tLe entire 'ront of this Vq'nare, opp^Ue the British minster's resi&nce. re mained unimproved. Recently the ground ". lewd by I^rd Sackville-West and other TSZTSXZ tn!"r ?Uver* *"d ?? enclosed with a tight board fence. The courts inside '?re the scene of many social gatherings ? here tennis was the attraction. The fence was not special!) sightly ami the removal will not be regretted. On a portion of the old tennis r-onnds. Alexander Graham Bell and his ?ousin. Charles J. Bell. will erect in ^m,at "Pn,'B handsome residences. "T. ? """"O'1 of the father-in-law of the sells. Gardiner G. Hubbard, is just across the street. while on the same side of the street are the handsome residences of Lieut Emory and ibe late ex-Senator Yulee. The adjoining lot ??n the north is occupied with the picturesque 1 ?tone residence of Frederick J. McGuiro. while ? above is a pretty group of Queen Anne houses ! the vacant ground between the last-named ' ""oses has recently been purchased by Mr. H. A. Seymour, of this city, and he proposes to erect a handsome house there for his own use The lot has a frontage of 40 feet and its im provement will afford an opportunity for a tine architectural design. rslaboixo th* maltbt hotel. ^ Lane, the owner of the Maltbv the new hotel at the northwest corfter of New Jersey avenue and B street northwmt has pnr ?arts* ts tfc?fc?ciidiaf one of the largest far hotel purposes in this city. Mr. Lane is a resident of Sew York city, but m director of the Wash ington and (.reorgetown railroad company and a l.<rgo owner of property be ia doeplv inter ested in the prosperity of this city, he built the row of handsome houses occupying the entire front of the square on New Jersey ave nue. from the hotel building to the next cor ner. w. t. birch's xew kmidbscx. Mr. W. Taylor Birch contemplate* the erec tion of a handaome reaidence on the northeast corner of 31st and Q street*. This is in one of the most improved sections of Georgetown, many fine residences having been built there recently. Mr. Birch's house will hare a front age of 30 feet, and will be arranged as a semi double house. The entry as planned is a large reception ball, handsomely finished with high oak wainscoting and panelled oak ceiling, with cross-beams. An oak screen separates it from a broad easy staircase. At tho back of the staircase hall to the right is a large dining room which faces Q street. Convenient to the dining room is the butler's pantry and back stairs. The dining room is also to be finished in oak. Tho parlor, in cherry, is to the right of the reception hall as one enters. The rooms above are all large. Mr. Birch will have his private library or den on tho second floor. The kitchen and a laundry are in the cellar. The house will be heated by steam. The exterior of this house is one of the best designs of Mr. T. F. Schneider, the architect. It is treated in the Romanesane style, and is very imposing in effect. On the front corner a circular tower rises and extends above a high slate roof; it returns against a lingo quaint chimney. The entrance is rather novel in ef fect, being composed of a wido single door, on one sido of which stand two little windows with clusters of stone columns between each and on both sides of the doorway. The first story is all of brown stone; the second and third are of pressed orick. On the Q street side, and in an angle formed by the dining-room projec tion, will be a porch which can be converted into a conservatory for winter use. The house will stand alone on a high terrace, which will have a stone retaining wall all around both streets. * "ED. DOUGLASS* HOME. The Famous Orartor's House and Sta bles His Log Cabin. The home of Hon. Frederick Douglass is sift. height t> u?" 8treet tltfended- Anacostia heights. The house.which is an old one. is sit- ' nated upon a hill about fifty feet above the I street level The hill i. nicely terraced and a ' wa y"o th^ "lnS t ?m the tOI> ?f "ach 8ta? way to the house which is surrounded bv mas ?!rcet?t /fc A r?adWaV k'"'U Mr otto the front ?f the house, thence to the we 1-kept stables in the rear. Mr. Doughs* has had a log cabin built about :!00 vards in the 1 rear of the house, where he spends his : Wo moments. The furniture of this pecu-I ! J? hoU8? 18 a l?rZe fire-place, in which Asrv?\*e rear,?r ,be suppius ? i k- A lar?? porch runs the entire width of the house and a number of stationalWaM i. tt en P1304"1 ,iere for visitors and friend* n?! can see nearly all the points of interest for uXT SLWfrsctg r^rement" in thl'ho,,Se' as weU - on and'the'S-eat ?cl 1thetffreat ^eiKht of his house Doughs calls his pb^"ce^3SS??.it ft' Written for The Evexinc. ?ta,. AMELIE RIVES' CHARACTERS. A Reply to Miss Anna L. Danes' Artl rt._n,IWi "Con,? Southern and Northern Novels." Miss Dawes' assertions are based upon the mistaken assumption that Amelie Rives' char ters are actual portraitures: from such false premises she must necessarilv deduce false while to answer such a priori reasoning, only t uch * holesale misconception ought not to be allowed to stand unchallenged. To tho southerner it seems raanifestlv ab surd to call Amelie Rives'novels or her crea tions peculiarly southern: or to affirm that be Z tr?iCal m **'" nature- they, therefor orrectly represent southern life. Neither southern life nor southern character is tropi )( i- "rJr?? that' ft stron- of dutv and Brn mtnr! ThVtrn,Dg PJrinciP1e of the south .... "nil u,e ?, ?i??*;iu7d rSoti" 'Ls?'" V,Ifiall1this1Ildeti'1 are a,mo8t t<io forgiving ?F StJSS it^Us ofUtrdfCt pertain to southern cLaractel- thouX? f north, or of any countrv. The north has set ^ thanfhe' St? CPSerT unanimously condemn and disavow the ^ Ihe^alenVdLpU^d mthMn."' m*V be ? r *es,'"VPs SKEr-'"St&jsSs: Krnces anji lighter accomplishments Still dJtSUTESSSIS1""'I have been e^L/lVmoVnTnv othe/'' ** W?tt,d ? kRI ?f With "corn't1"- "'legation that consider T K?U frM ?irl '? fentle. thoughtful' resiMH tfui L n!oJe8t- 1unassuming. dignified." nnI i. y ? er '''ders. courteous to everv one, home-loving, houie-keepimr well v.-mj ^SUrASS tts ?trengtkof mo?fchI&[ ?&,**** "nd "A Spirit, yet n Woman, too' Her household notions light and frea And ?tep? of virgin l.bem- ani Ifee' which did meet \ r^LV00 ' "* sweet v 1, "* not too bright or k<>k1 >or human natures .lally for" , l*?i5^M Trow"- "'niple wilc? 1-r.ise, blame, lov e, kiiwe^tears and smiles. reason firm, the temperate will * Kl7y^-Ui'ym,ort ?nd command vHrJ? * ^p,r,t s,i?- ?nd bright Withaomething of au angel-Hght." ?Uua.v piM. | The County Appropriations. To the Editor of Thc Evr.nmo Stab Dear Sir: I see by your paper of the 7th that the committee on appropriations of the House of Representatives propose to strike ont the S.'iO.OOO for county roads, leaving the whole District outside of the city to get along in the mud as best they can. Now can you tell us what justice there is in the proposition? The | county pays in taxes each year ftlOO.OOO in round figures, and what does it get? Next to nothing-?no water, the shadow of the police, a few gas lights close to the city, and now the sages of the House of Representatives sav no roads! If they moan ?tra:ght robbery of the citizens let them say so in plain words -put it thus?"Pay your taxes, serfs, bat dare not say yon have any rights that we. the chosen of the political primaries, are bound to respect , Cocktt. j "No. Mr. Sampson," she says sweetly, "I ean never be your wife. Wo would uot Ih) happy. You are too extravagant in your habits." "Ex traxagant!" he repeated. "You have been misinformed. Miss Lulu. I am as economical as a Brooklyn deacou. Why, I have to be." "Then I can never be your wife. Mr. Sampson." "Because I'm economical?" ''So; bocause you have to be economical:"?CoOter't Once a War*. NATIONAL, ANTHEMS. Why a Distinctive American Song has not yet been Produced. a national aib depexdbxt rrox a snaaixo OCCASION -PATRIOTIC SOXOS Or AMZB1CA AXD ?OW THXT WERE PRODUCED ? SOMETBIX4 ABOUT EUROPEAN NATIONAL, ANTHEMS. Some on? who went it strong on sentiment remarked yew* ago that he didn't care who made the law* of a country if he could make the songs. In free America for a hundred year? or more the privilege craved by this per son has been open to all comers, but the com plaint is still heard that the American song, like the often-talked of great American novel, has not yet been written. This lack of a dis tinctly national American air, which whould be so-recognized on all hands, does not seem to worry the people to any great extent, but among musicians it is often commented on. The government of the United Statos is too severely practical to concern itself about matters of this kind, so that oven | if there was in existence a song or hymn gen erally accepted by Americans as national it would probably not obtain any official statur. Neither is there a court band to take the lead and give the tempo, aa it were, but there is a band which, in a measure, discharges the functions of the court bands of the European capitals. This is the Marine band of Washing ton, and its leader, l'rof. Sousa. has frequently of late had the question of a national Ameri can air forced on his attention. "I think, with many other musicians," Prof. Sousa said to a Star reporter the othor night, "that the American national air has not yet been written, and may not be for years to come. National songs grow out of some great popular occasion, some deep and widespread stirring of the national feeling. They sing themselves, as it were, for when the time is ripe the right man has only to give the air and. as if by magic, the whole people catch up the i chorus and the thing is done. In our history] no such great occasion hus yet arisen, the popular heart has not been stirred, the strong emotion of which national songs are merely the expression has been lac king, and so the song has not been sung." PATRIOTIC 80X08. | '-But how about 'Hail Columbia,' the 'Star Spangled Banner.' and 'Yankee Doodle?' " the reporter inquired. "Well. I should call them merely patriotic songs. There are others beside the three you have named that are equally good, but that have failed to become as well known. Such, for instance, is "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean.' But none of these, in my opinion, fulfills the essential conditions of a true Ameri can national air. Now. I think, the American national nir should certainly be entirely the work of Americans as well as a true expres sion of genuine American feeling. 'Hail Columbia' was originally composed by a Ger man named Fyles, leader of the orchestra at the John-street theater. New York, in compliment to Gen. Washington, and was known for manv years under the name of the 'President's March.' The words were not written until 1798. In that year much excite- i ment arose in this country and a good deal of | national feeling was aroused over the contro versy with France. At the height of this ex citement in Philadelphia a young vocalist, who was to have a benefit, bethought himself of turning the patriotic sentiment to his own ad vantage by having words written for the 'Presi dent's March' and singing them. He applied ; to a man named Joseph Hopkinson, who was. by the way, a son of Francis Hopkinson. one of the signers, to write the words tor him. These words found at once a ready response in every American heart and became immensely pop ular. AS FOB 'THE STAB SPANGLED BANNER,' the air is an old English one, and it used to be sung to rollicking stanzas called 'Anacreon in Heaven.' beginning: " 'To Anacreon in Heaven, where h<> sat in lull tflee, A few sons of Harmony sent a i>etition. That he their inspirer and patron should be. When this answer arrivedfrom the jolly old Grecian.' "What the answer was I don't remember, but these lines show voti there was not much of the sentiment or martial spirit of the 'Star Spangled Banner' associated with the original air. Francis Scott Key's words are fine, of course, and were written under peculiarly in spiring conditions, as vou mar " re member. It was on the itth of September, 1814. you know, during the war with England. After the British burned Wash ington thev advanced on Baltimore. They were met by a small force of Americans, who were captured by the British. Among them was Dr. Iieames, a friend of Key, whose release the latter sought to obtain. He went for that purpose in a small sail-boat to the British admiral's vessel, and was detained there for twenty-four hours during the terrible bom bardment. At daylight in the morning, after all the frightful storm of shot and shell, au Americau flag to which the British had directed much of their fire still floated defiantly over Fort McHenry. It caught the eye of Key. who pulled from his pocket au old letter and wrote on the head of a barrel the words which are now so familiar. YANKEE DOODLE. " 'Yankee Doodle' is of rather a low-comedy turn, aud while foreigners charge us with a lack of dignity, 'distinction' and reverence, I don't think we are ready to adopt a comic song for our national air. "I have several times been called upon." Prof. Sousa continued, "for the American national air by foreign governments. In the early part of 1887, while he was minister of finance. Gen. Boulauger sent me a request, through Capt. St. Maur, military attache of the French legation here, for an official copy of the music and words of our national air. A similar request came later in the same year from the British government, on the occasion of the 2ueen's jubilee. Each time I sent 'Hail olurabia.' for the reason already explained. that both music and words were written in this country. "ATTEMPTS ABE BEIXO MADE all tho time to write the air for which wo are all waiting, but with poor success, because, as I have explained, the occasion for the song has not yet arisen. Among recents attempts arc the 'Salute to the Flag.' bx Mr. Preston, now correspondent here of the New York Herald; the -American Union,' bv Prof. Widdows. also of this citv; -God for l*s, bv Converse: -Cen tennial Ode.' by Paine; -God Save Our Presi dent.' by Millard, and many others which I can't recall. Hardly a week goes by that I do not receive a new national air. I- faithfully play them all. but, strange to say, I never receive requests to have them repeated. A curious thing about it is that most of these attempts to write national airs for us are mado bv for eigners. The first thing most foreigners do on landing, in fact, seems to be to sit down, on hearing that we have no well-defined national air. and attempt to supply the deficiency. "Of the above. Prof. Widdows is an English man. Converse is a Pennsylvania man, and also composed -What a Friend we have in Jesus.' Probably the very latest addition to our national songs is this, which I received to day from a member of Congress." Mr. Sousa said, unrolling a piece of music. "It is called 'Hail the Lord by God Selected,' by a man named Conradi. and. although it comes from the very American city of Chicago, the final 'i' in tiie author's name leads me to think he is an Italian. He desires to have it introduced to the notice of the American people at the inau guration. and thinks if it were played bv a big military band with a chorus of a couple of hundred voices to sing the words it would Erove very effective. He no doubt opes its adoption by act of Congress as the official national anthem of America would fol low. Other attempts at providing a national air aro 'Angels of Peace,' by Kellar, a German ?To Thoe. O Country,' by Julius Eichberg, also a German; 'Flag of the Union,' by Wallace, author of 'Maritann.' an Irishman: ''Beacon of Freedom,' by Kiudsberg, evidently a German; j 'Our Nation's Flag,' by Purdy, an Englishman ! 'Forward, Columbia,' bv n man who lived here for sometime named Fabiani. who despite his Italian name, is a Scotchman; and last, but by no moans least, 'Columbia,' by the gallant and dashing Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore, an Irish man. This is perhaps the most remarkable of the whole collection, according to the story of its origin, told by the author. He relates how. going home one night to the bosom of his I family, as all good musicians do, after a con cert at Coney island, in which the 'Anvil Cho rus' and 'Tannhauser' had been mingled in soothing harmony, he fell Into a sweet and peaceful sleep. Suddenly, he tells us, he ilroamt ? AX AXOEL SLIPPED TBB0COH THE ETHEREAL POB TtBBEM of the blue empyrean, probably as the myste rious apparitions come through the curtains at Herrmann's bidding in the -black art' scone. She then (for the angel waa a female, it seems? I a sort of celestial Mrs. 81*aw>?began to whistle a stirring melody, all of which fixed itself firmly in the memory of the sleeping bandmaster. At its conclusion she commanded him to make of it a national anthem for America. When Mr. Gilmore awoke he obeyed the angel's com mand, he tella us. and *Coliunbia' is the result. If the people of this country choose to reject this celeetrally-inspired air they do ao at their own peril. I have played it for them here in Washington and feel that my duty in the prem ises has be?? done." , "In European countries, I sop pose." the re porter remarked, in order to divert the pro. foMor'a thoughts from the gloomy and forebod ing channel in which they seemed inclined to ran, "the national airs have some sort of a fixed official statu*." "OOD HATE THE QCT!EN." | '?In all the European countries with whose music I am acquainted," Mr. Ho una said, ''the national air is officially recognized. In England, for instance, all the bands and orchestras play 'God Save the Queen.' not only on official occa sions but at the conclusion of all theatrical and other entertainments every night. A curious thing about 'God Save the Queen' is the number of countries of which it is the national air, dif ferent words being employed in each of course. It Is thus used in Prussia, Norway. Saxony, Switzerland and Wurtemburg. The air is an old one. It was composed by Dr. John Bull in commemoration of the discovery of the gun powder plot, and was first sung at a dinner Siven by the Merchant tailors' guild, of Lon on. in their hall, in 1G07. King James and Prince Henry being present. The words are by Ben. Johnson. It has also been claimed that the music was composed by Henry Carey, but the best authorities ascribe it to Dr. Bull. Frenchmen have attempted to show that the air is of greater antiquity and of French ori gin, asserting that it was sung as a village hymn for centuries in the south of France. I think, however, the weight of evidence is in favor of Dr. Bull. "By the way. I must not forget," Mr. Sousa added, "that the air is often heard in our churches here under the title of 'America.'" "The next most popular patriotic air is 'Bulc Britannia', which is also quite old. It was com posed by a Dr. Arne, words by Thompson, au thor, of 'The Seasons,' and Mallet. It origi nally appeared in tho 'Mask of Alfred.' which was written by command of the Prince of Wales, father of George III, and was first per formed on the birthday of the Princess of Wales, in 1740, at Clifden. THE 8TIRMNO SONG OP FRANCE. "Rouget de l'lsle has given to the world one the finest and most stirring of national songs in the 'Marseillais,' which through all the revo lutions of the last century has never lost its hold on the hearts of Frenchmen. Bouget de l'lsle was an officer in the French army, and the song obtained its name from the fact that it was first sung in Paris by a body of men from Marseilles, who came to aid the revolution of 1792. De l'lsle received a noble recompense from hij country for his song in the shape of an annual pension of $16,000. 'Portant Pour La Svrie,' which also figures as a national song of Franco, was written by Queen Hortense, mother of Napoleon III. "DIE WACHT AM RHEIN." '?Since the conquest of France, in 1871. 'Die Waoht am Rhein' has come to be accepted by nearly all Germans of tho north as the national air of the empire. Although the song was composed by Karl Wilhelm in 1854, words by Sehneekeiiberger. it did not become widely popular until tho Franco-German war. when its stirring strains inspired many a deed of German valor. Since then tho song has re tained its popularity and its significance for the Germans, as it is likely to do for many a day to come. Wilhelm was granted a pension of $1.200 a year, in recognition of his services to his country." "Can you mention briefly some of the other national songs of Europe?" "An army officer. Col. LnofT." resumed the professor, "wrote the Russian hymn, 'God Save tho Noble Czar.' in 1830. The Austrian hymn. 'GodExalt Franz, the Kaiser,' was written by L. Leopold llashka, in 1799. and was first per formed on the kaiser's birthday. February 12. of that year. The Polish national song, writ ten in 1830. is remarkable for the fact that the words praise extravagantly Gen. Sbryuecki, who was afterward shown to have been a traitor to his country. Sowiiiski was the author of the air. "THE NATIONAL SONGS OF IRELAND AND SCOTLAND noed hardly be spoken of," the professor con tinued after a pause during which he lit a fresh ecgar, "as they are as familiar to almost all American as our own songs. " "The Wearing of the Green.' 'St. Patrick's Day.' -The Harp that Once,' 'Scots Who Ha' Wf Wallace Bled.' "The Campbells are Coming' and 'Auld Lang Syne' are as familiar on our streets as'Hail Columbia'and 'The Star Spang led Banner.' If you want to make a Welsh man happy you must play 'The Men of Har lech.' It is a fine old air." Mr. Sousa enthusi astically said, as he sat down to the piauo and rattled it off. "The song takes its name from an incident which ocurred during the reign of Edward IV. That monarch sent a powerful army under the earl of Pembroke to storm the castle of Harlech. When the earl's brother called upon its stout defender to surrender, the latter sent word back. 'I held a town in France until nil the old women in Wales heard of it: now all the old women in France shall hear how I defended this castle.' They did. but after a stubborn siege, hunger forced the brave Welshmen to submit. By the way, you might give the Welsh name of the song. It is, ?Khyfelgvrich Gwyr Harlech.' "THE CHINESE NATIONAL AIR." resumed Mr. Sousa. after a brief period of ru mination, "is called 'The World's Delight.' It is a very graceful air, but not as delightful as some music I have heard. The Mexican air suggests our darkey melody. 'Old Susannah.' When the Siamese want to play their national air they have to take a day off. as it is the most fong-winded one I ever came across. The Turkish patriotic song is officially de scribed as a 'song of deeds, war. and valor,' composed by Bedgeb Pasha, chief of the sul tan's band. The Grecian song, 'Sons of Greece. Come. Arise,' sounds like a heel-and toe polka." "Don't most of tho national songs run to some particular form?" inquired the reporter. PECULIARITIES OF NATIONAL ANTHEMS. "The two most common forms," replied Mr. Sousa, "are the choral and march. -Hail Co lumbia,' 'Wacht' am Rhein,' 'Red, White and Blue." and the 'Marseillaise' are in the march form. Good examples of the choral form are 'God Save the Queen' and the Russian and Austrian hymns. Another peculiarity of the most successful national airs are that they are written in a limited compass. 'God Save the Queen.' for instance, is written within a com pass of six notes; 'Hail Columbia' within an oc tave and one note; 'Red, White and Blue,' 'Rule, Britannia.' and the '.Marseillaise' the same; the Russian and Austrian hymns within an octave. The advantage of this is that they can be sung by mixed voices. 'The Star Spangled Banner' is composed of thirteen notes, and it is almost impossible to give it with mixed voices in one key with any effect. "In concluding, just let me call attention to a significant difference between our American patriotic Bangs and those of European coun tries." said Mr. Sousa. "Our American songs are devoted to singing the glory and greatness and power of the country, but the European songs nearly all glorify some individual?king, kaiser, or czar." -? ?????? Blaine and Iteed. THE MCGWCMP GOSSIP REGARDING THESE MAINE STATESMEN. Washington Corres(>ondencp Lewiston (Me.)Journal. Washington. Feb. 6.?The Journal corres pondent called the attention of Congressman Dingley to a paragraph from the Providonce Journal (mugwump), stating that Mr. Blaine opposes Mr. Reed for Speaker, and also to a paragraph in another paper ('both copied ex tensively;, ascribing to Mr. Iteed opposition to Mr. Blaine's appointment as Secretary of Stute, and solicited nis comment thereon. "Such statements," said Mr. Dinglev. "are the inventions of the few papers and politicians who regard it as their mission to abuse Mr. Blaine and to ascribe to him all manner of petty acts aud opinions. Both statements are without foundation. Mr. Reed lias not opposed Mr. Blaine's appointment, and Mr. Blaine is not opposing Mr. liced's candidacy for the speaker ship. On the contrary he speaks of it kindly and favorably, although, of course, he does not regard it appropriate for him to interfere in the canvass going on for tho position. Mr. Blaine and Mr. Reed are friends, and the at tempt to represent them as antagonistic to each other, is silly and groundless. # "In this connection." continued Mr. Dingley, "I may call attention to another characteristic illustration of the contemptible way in which the few men who regard it their business be little Mr. Blaine. Here (holding up a sheet) is a paper which has been saying all along that Mr. Blaine would never be tendered the Secre taryship of State, now (January 26) affirming that 'wo know Gen. Harrison "has never in tended to appoint him, and has not yet acceded to the demands of Mr. B.'s friends, and that he tendered the position to Mr. Sherman,' etc. Now, there is no foundation for this assertion, as I am informed by a friend of Gen. Harrison I who knows. Mr. Sherman never was tendered the jiosition, and the first gentleman to whom a place in the cabinet was tendered was Secre tary Blaine; and the tender was made to him I in the most flattering terms, as soon as Gen. I Harrison was chosen by the electors, and ten days previous to this comment?before which election Gen. Harrison bad said be did not propose to tender anyone a place." ??? ? A fashionable boarding school in New York teaches its pupils how to eat asparagus. It is a painful thought that there are thousands of girls?nice girls, too?who are compelled to go through the world, from the cradle to the grave, without receiving a single lesson in the art of eating asparagus.?SorruioHm BerahL Home or th? Herbs Id Hall's Hair Renewer, that wonderful preparation for restoring the color and thickening the growth of the hair, grow plentifully A NIHILIST ROMANCE. The "Man of the Lln^n Nuk" ud the Devotion of His Wife. From the Philadelphia Press. In the blind asylum at Steglits, a Abort dis tance from Berlin, there live* a man who nntil recently wm aa mysterious a personage as the famous "Man of the Iron Maak." Certain persona high in authority made application for apartments at the asylum which shonld be worthy of a wealthy occupant. He appeared a short time after, accompanied by a beautiful woman, who .van addressed as hia wife. The man was tall and well made, and dressed in the height of fashion, with hands that be tokened gentility of birth. The woman was yonng and aristocratic in looks and bearing. About the face of the man was a linen maak. with an opening opposite the mouth and nos trils. which was never removed in the presence of attendants. He sat in a dark room, to which the s- rvants were rarely admitted, and con versed with few. His food was Riven to his wifo. and the inmates of the asylum knew nothing of their name and history further than the fact that they were from Russia. Ru mors were rife, as was natural, and many in genious stories constructed to account for the strange imprisonment, But the mystery has at last been solved, and the "Man of the Linen Mask'' proved to be the hero of a strange and touching tale. A year before the death of the lata csar of Russia. although the scion of a high and mighty family, the yonng nobleman, like so many of his class, became Interested in the trials and hopes of the nihilists. Time and as sociation made him one of their ardent sympa thizers and assistants. When the murder of the emperor was planned unfortunately the execution of the dreadful deed fell to him. The news staggered him. His oath bound him to the nihilists, his family ties to the czar. Thoughts of his people and the attendant dis grace influenced him and finally deterred him; ne refused to commit the crime. A vear passed by. Another revolutionist had throwu the bomb which he had declined to do and Alex ander was dead. Ho had forgotten almost that he had been a nihilist, but not so those whom he had forsaken. Passing along one of the principal streets of St. Petersburg, when about to greet a lady upon the opposite side, something was dashed into hia eyes, and in * moment the light of day had gone. His mouth was deformed, his cheeks burned and disfig ured. It was the work of a nihilist, before whose modern inquisition he had been found wanting: vitriol had performed the work. Mad with pain, he was taken to his home, but the injury was beyond reparation and his doctor's aid in vain. The government had confiscated his estates upon learning of his levolutionarv sympathies, but restored them in part when informed of the fate which had overtaken him. The mask was placed upon his head, for he was unpleasant to look upon. But the heroism of one woman was shown, the heroism of his fiancee. She was a countess and the daughter of u house as famous and powerful in Russia as was his own. She was heartbroken when told of tho fiendish act. and the meeting between the lovers was touching in the extreme. With sorrowful heart ho of fered to break the engagement and make her free again. But the brave woman refused, anil declared that she would remain with him until death took her away. And they were married in the little church on the old estate, attended by their relatives and friends. And on their wadding day they started for the blind asylum in Steglitz. where they had hopes of restoring the poor man's sight." And here his wife at tends him with unfailing devotion and prays for the day when the afflicted nobleman can again look upon her face. Astronomy Made Knsy. From Judge. Hostess?"And so you really believe the moon to be inhabited, professor?" Prol. Eiuzumachen?"Ah. veil. I do not Bay zat. But zere is vnn moon in which zere mus' be vun man." Hostess?"And which might that be, pray." Prof. E. (putting on his party manners;? "Vv, ze?vat you call it??ze honeymoon!" The Waltz. From Lies. Bertha Bluffington (a rattler.) Jack Gettethavre (a terror.) Scene: the ballroom at the Jinseng-Jabber wocks in Washington square: lights brilliant; music dreamful: conversation pianissimo. (Naively)?Don't you think you are holding me too light? (Cheerily)?I don't mind it. (Coniplainingly)?Oh, you bold thing? But you are! (Conclusively-)?Impossible. (Indignantly)? Sir! (Explanatory)?To hold you too tight. (.Warningly)?You are getting on. (Changing subject")?Nice music, eh? (Smilingly)?S-pl-l-l-l-end-d-d-id! They run* into an under-sized couple: who are completely demoralized by the collision. (Puftinglv)?Are vou tired? (Ditto)?Not at all. (Flatteringly)?You dance like a fairy. (Sweetly)?Do I? (Enthusiastically)?But you feel more sub stantial. (Squeezes her.J (Angrily)?Be careful, sir! (He does it again.) i Inquiringly)?How does my step suit you? Bertha? (Surpriseilly)?Well. upon my word, Jack? (Anxiously)?Yes, go on. (Piqnantly)?You dance very poorly. (Jocularly)?But in other respects I am doing quite well? (Acquiescently)?Well, rather! (He pinches her hand.) Stop! There's Cousin Jule watch ing us. (Expediently)?Very well, let's go around the other way. (They reverse.) (Sarcastically)?How clever! (Giving his hand a nip in return.) (Gaspingly)?Waltzing is good enough in its way, isn't it? (Demurely)?Well, it isn't half bad. (Quickly)?That's the worst of it. (His cheek gets dangerously close to her's.) (Shyinglv)?There, you are out of step. They stop, he takes her arm. quick levant toward the conservatory. (Coquettishlv I?Why, sir. how dare vou - before every 011a too?you are very rude. I am much annoyed at?( with firmness.) Here we are alone, and I pro pose to give you? (Hazardingly)?Don't give it to me? (Alarmingly)?What? (Desperately)?Let me take it. (Kisses her.) (Willingly)?Oh !!!!!!... Jack! Music forte: curtain: palms and orchids. The Two Hardens. Over the deep si'a Love came flying; Over the salt sea Lore flew sighing. Alas, O Lo> e. for thy Journeying wings! Through turbid light and sound of thunder. When one wave lifts and one falls under. Love flew as a bird Hies straight for warm springs. Love reached the Northland, and found his own; With budding roses and roses blown. Anil wonderful lillos, he wove their wreath. His voice was sweet as a tune that wells. ? Oathers and thunders, and throbs r.nd swells, Aud fails and lapses in rapturous death. His hands divided the tangled boughs. Thov sat and loved in a moist-green house. With bird songs andsuubeams faltering through; One note of wind to each least light leaf; O Love! those days they were sweet but brief Sweet as the rose is. and fleet as the dew. Over the deep sea Death came flying; Over the salt sea death flew sighing. Lore heard from afar the rush of his wings. Felt the blast of them over the sea. Aud turned his face where the shadows be. And wept for a sound of disastrous things. Death reached the Northland, and claimed his own; With pale, sweet flowers and wet winds blown, lie wove for the forehead of one a wreath. His voice was sad as the wind that sighs Through cypress trees under rainy skies, When the dead leaves drift on the paths be neath. His hands divided the tangled boughs. One Love he bore to a dark, deep house. Where never a bridegroom may clasp his bride A place of silence, of dust and sleep. What vigil there shall the loved one keep. Or what cry of longing the lips divide? ?Philip Boirke Mabston. Low Rates Brine Custom. From the New York Weekly. Good Dame -I was so glad to learn that yon had at last joined the Anti-Swearing society. But why didn't you?join before? Young Man?Too expensive. They used to be a dime for everything; but lately the rates have been reduced to six cusses for a quarter. He Could Accouat for It. From Dnke'slliiriiine. Poldoody (at a party)?"How brilliant your wife is to-night, Doliver." Doliver (dubiously)?"Think wW Toldoody?"Such a color, so vivacious, her eyes are so bright " Doliver?"Oh, yes; the fact is we had a tre mendous row just before we?er?yes, she al ways is brilliant, you know." Reports from the eastern shore of Maryland represent that the cold snap has not injured the peach crop. A new religions sect has appeared in South Carolina, whose creed teaches the existence of three Heavens and three hells, the present life oombtninf Heaven and hell number one. A GEORGIA HANGING. Which was Attended by ? Somewhat Curious Incident. Frotn the Atlanta Commotion. A man hanging in aid air. writhing in the agonies of death. 3.000 people scattered over the hill aide* and safely ensconsed in the top of tree*, a thousand men and bora chasing a rabbit, scared nearly to death, yelling, laugh ing. screeching as they ran. is a picture few people ever see. And yet it was one presented in Cobb county to-day. Just three minutes after Sheriff McClaine sprung the trigger which started Ed. Frey's soul on its way to eternity, a tumult came from the hillside almost directly in front of the gallows. Upon that hillside 2.000 of the 3.000 who saw the execution were gathered, and from it came the cry: "Catch him!" "There he goes!" "Stop him! "Some one shoot him!" The cries were faint at first, but with each breath they grew louder and more general, and. with a feeling akin to fear, everyone upon and about the scaffold glanced in the direction whence the uoise came. And this is what they saw: Men and boys rushing pell mell, belter skelter down the hill side, veiling as they ran. In a body they went, rubbing, bunching, tumbling, and falling againtit each other. For a half minute the crowd about the gallows for got that a man was dying within a few feet of them, and with bated breath one asked another: "What's the matter?" "Is anyone hurt?" "Who are they after?" A minute later and the crowd began toMfeim to the hillside, laughing and jesting as they came. In the center of the foremost group was a tall, raw-boned farmer boy. and in his nand he held something which seemed to be attract ing the attention of those around him. As he gained the apex of the hill he raised it high over his head so that nearly every one of the three thousand people could see it. It was a rabbit. The motley cotton-tail was secreted under a bush in the crowd and just after Frey had been dropped something started it out. The long eared cabbage eater began darting through the crowd, and several parties tried to catch it, but the nimble-footed quadruped eluded the grasp and the scwnible for its ears became general. Some one started the crv: "Stop him!" And in a second Almost a thousand voices had taken it up and ax many hands were ditch ing at the fleeing, darting animal. The crowd became excited and with one impulse started on the chase and yelling as they went. But it I wan the farmer boy who caught the rabbit. Judge Winn offered the boy $5 for one of the feet, but the offer was declined. As Frey was taken down I'ndertaker Hender son placed him in the coffin. The doctors ex amined the neck, saying: "It was broken, a complete dislocation." . The nogro struggled very little and died easy. The instr.nt the rope was cut people swarmed around and in three minutes there wasn't enough of the rope to tie in a kot. It was cut into hundreds of pieces and everybody wanted a piece. ??? >li<l-Nummor Eve. First Published ill "All the Year Round." A sunset glory lines the west With streaks of crimson, in the pin* The raindove murmurs on her nest. And myriad golden starlets shine. t'pon the fair calm hour of night. As she her sable veil lets fall: And swallows from the dizzy height Of Ivy'd steeple twittering calL As twilight fades, and darkness grows t'pon the landscape; and the leaves Of dew-fllled flowers slowly <-low. And martins gather 'neath the eaves. On the breast of the silvery stream The lilies quiver, whilst the sigh Of rustling night breeae, like a dream. Stirs their white blooms and passes by. Tbe sleeping swan, with ruffled wings And head reposed, slow drifts on; Tho nighingale melodious sings The blossom-laden-bough upon.? The plashing of the mill-wheel falls Like music on the farm boy 's ear As. homeward trudging, blithe he calls And whistles when his cot is near. The lights go out in the cottage homes, The labors of the daytime cease. Abroad the king of slumber roams. And in his train are?rest and peace. A Brilliant Meteor. Elllcott City, Md? Special to the Baltimore Amsrican, February 8. An unusual meteorological phenomenon was witnessed at Oella. Baltimore county, about 6 o'clock yesterday evening. A luminous body, cylindrical in shape, passed over the heavens, seemingly not more than several hundred feet above tbe earth, and. forming a curve, appeared to descend to the ground a mile or so frotn the village. Its course was with the 1'atapsco river, in a northerly direction, and during the time it was visible, which was several seconds, tho vicinity was lighted as brilliantly as if by a strong electric lamp. Just at the time of its appearance a number of villagers were return ing home from work, and the uncommon sight created considerable alarm among them. ?- e*e A Woman and a Letter-Carrier. From the Baltimore News. "I have been out of temper oftcner during ; the past six months than I ever was before in i my life." said a cart mail collector a few days ago. "It is this business, this business that doeajt. We have all kinds of things to con tend with, and the worst of nil are the women. They are always unreasonable and always making trouble "for a man. ? "A few evenings ago I was coming down Franklin street as fast as I could lawfully drive, for I was in a great hurry. Right on the car track, and directly in my way stood a woman. She very evidently had never seen one of our carts before, and was curi ous to observe it. I conld not check my horse in time, and I was afraid I would run over her. so I yelled and called to her. At last she stepped out of the wav. and by the narrowest margin I just escaped fitting her. A little far ther down the street there was a letter-box where 1 had to stop, and when I did so she walked up and said: " 'Dou you know. sir. that you nearly ran over me?' 'Ves'm. I do.' I replied. 'Well. I am go ing to report vou for it at the post-ottice.' Sure enough, she did. and iu her presence my supe rior gave me a severe lecture. After she was gone, however, he did not say anything more, so I didn't mind it." Those Horrid Technicalities. From America. Mrs. Hayseed?"So young Wiggins is dead. I wonder what he died of." Alonzo Hayseed (from collcge)?"I hear it was pulmonary phthisis." Mrs. H.?"Land o' tioshen! and me thinkin' all the time the fellow had the consumption." e** The Freshman Class* First Effort. From the Elroira Gazette. The Ithaca Journal has an editorial article more than a column long on the story of Mary Anderson's kissing the cash boy hi ? AoreTTfcn this be one of the results of school of journalism in the university. . 1 ? i',i WONDERFUL HAIR. * A Woman at the New York Opera with Hair of Five Colors. ? A Sew Tork reporter, who sat behind a lady at the open and counted fire shades of hair on her head, baa been interviewing the I m p e rial Chemical JTfir. Co.. frt West 23d street. New Tork. He went to this Oowpeny because of Mi hitrh reputation, and the known fact that whatever information they gave the public could rely upon. Be went there with the impression, which we believe to be a common one, that black and brown were the only colors need in djrtar the hair. He stated this pop ular but wrong idea, and told the story of the woman at the open. He found oat that there can now be obtained perfectly harmless coloring for the hair, beard, eyebrows, or eren eyelashes. In semi colors, namely, No. one black, two dark brown, three medium brown, four chestnut. Sto light chestnut, sia irold bloode, and sevsa ash Monde, and there exists no reason why tbs eye should be wearied, as the reporter's was, by piKtw of different colored h^ on the same hssil Tbe advances which the Imperial Chemical Co. have made in their special branch of chemistry have attracted mnch at tention. There is absolutely nothing for sals which can take the place of the I^iperial Hair IT is Mill si m Nothing "that is Jnst sa frood." Nothing so nay of ap plication : any one can apply it. Nothing no lasting: It lasts for s year. Nothing that barings bleached hair hack to the exact original color and fading that it possessed in youth. Tbe Company sdvertise that if your druggist or hair dresser daea not have the Im perial Hair Bageoerator. they can supply themselves at EDWABD P. MJLHTZ. 1014 V street northsmst. and farther, that It for any reason, they will not procmrs K, that it will be asnt by the Imperial Cbrmieal ITfg Co., $4 Wsa* 23d St.. Haw Tork. a* receipt of price, ILM), for a fotr sua bottle, or tl for a twelve ?mn bottle. Whan ordering they ask yen te asad a sample of yonrhair.or before ordering, if yon wish it, they win color a saasplsaf year hatr free of expense. THE SHAKESPEARIAN REVIVAL* Cleopatra and lady MarbHh Mr*, lailtry and Mr*. Potter. It i* * queer ooHi' ldrtK-. that our most beautiinl actresars should hare ,>?. ltld'sl to prodare tw. ,4 Shake*;**!"* ? pU> > at the mm time ?var. at all itniw that these lovely rmtuw should have arrred upon another subject. aa proven l>y IU following Ittkn Tnu?) Ct-r*. imno Piu,> Xm Yoaa. Oct. | Dr*? Mapi* I uu uutur the pot of Re."anner Crnam yoa so ki?lly ?nt im and Bad it all that jrnn claim It to br It a ill be one of my article* of toilet from this time forth, t roulikr it a turury and wareeWv to every vunin. youn* or old. With rcue?*d thstiks for tntmdu id? dm to oar deliffhtful KV-uiIrr i>ib. 1 ain. truly. CORA TROTH ART POTTER. From lira Jimn Brum a lvttrr to Mm U H. Ayr. Nrw Yoaa. Atur 14. Vt Pt.au Mm Atcu- I hsre hw for i year u*iua your drlurhtlul RAcamier Preparationa, aud wa*. m you recollect. one of the first to attest to then n?vl kinv While they ere in ncmwuflb' wordeusmrfu-*, of which I have a trfc<?Jr?i>?i?? Aorror. tfcry do aaa.t ?1th the need of such tuetvtnclous artfc'W and ?wl any preparation for llw completi<w I hare ever wmi. I am convim-ed that the R>'veuileT Pivi?rattone will do all you claim that they will reaaaae Un. auubora and the many anno) niab>n.isbe* wouiea, *?i*H-tally in the changeable i hnule of this country, are itlfajli toil to. As I wrote you eom? nxtttlie stnoe. I use tin- liCia micrs "religiously," and I believe ihem to be ewcimal to the toilet of ewy aoman who desires to retain a fair akin, if Heavrn haaeo blessed her. at well as to tie* lea* fortunate alatera. who ueed not deeiair ao lot* aa you contluue to plai-e within *a?y reach Uieaa reiu?di?a for all imperfections. Yours moat aincarely. I.II.Ijr. LANGTRY That moat women do need preparations to cure and remove pimple*, spots. redueae and ruuabness of the akin, biamiahe* of all kind* and blackbeads. la with ut question. that no dainty woman ran endure theae thlnjra without a feeliii* of mortification ?oee m ithoiit aayinir. that they create a feelinr of disrust in ibe mind* of the men who a?e them is an accepted fad, that they can all be cured b> the use of the R<Vamier Preparations has been amply proven : that it I* Impor tant to preserve a rood complexion is self-evident Onr climate and mode of ltvin* make a remedy I r that purpose a necessity. 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Fine F.mrli*h Cordttmy Pants. *1 K7. children's Knee Panta. :$;tc.. :th.- ,. 4t?-', and 50r. This sale will POSITIVELY CIA?E in SIX DAYS. Pleaae bear in mind the number, M2 F STREET N.W, FIRST CIX>THIXG STORF. FROM NINTH. BANKRITT CLOTHING SAIJi bo78-3bi Bishops Reliable Cotgh Ctri: _ RI I.F.S SIPKEME its cirative powers akk miraculuus. IT TASTES <i<KlD. CHILDREN 1.1 Kl IT. _ Ask your tlnnrKi"t tt>r BISHOPS KLU AHLK (XJUUH i'VfUL Apftpt no Inferior nilwtituu . >14-3in LA lie* L BOl 1 LaL, OSiLV UU\ Alexander s Tonic Pills. THE GREAT INVIGORATOll. IUood Purifier ami Kle^b iuak? r. for Ht r jfnU. peiHsia. Maluria and tLe C'ompleiioii. At dru*v*ts. jalti-mA?am UXPRECEDENTF.D AtTRACTI OVER A MILLION DISTRIBUTED. LOUISIANA STATE LOTTERY COMPANY. Incorporated by the I^eri?latnre in 1S<IS for Edtt cational and Charitable purpose*, and Its fraix hlM made a part of the prevent State Constitution in 187K, by an overwhelminir popular vote. Its MAMMOTH DRAWINGS take pla. e S.1111 *ri nually.lJune and Deo-ml>er). and its GRAND SI V GI.E NI MBF.R DRAW INGS take place in each <4 tha other ten months of the >e*r. and are all ilraan iu public, at the Aiohui) of M arte. New urltsua, ta. FAMED FOR TWENTY YEARS. I\)R INTEGRITY OF ITS DRAWINGS, AND PROMPT PAYMENT OF PRIZES, Attested a* foll< vn: "U r do hrr*t>p rrrtify that ** ?? frrritr tkf ?ran/ .nrnln tt r all ttu vumthiy<mul .Sew>t-4 initial Ih-airinf ur The Lvvu-.aiia STnU iMft'ry CompaiiD. and in /?<??<? vianiii/r arid cvMtrot u>r Itou tnnw tkmurlrr*. ami that thr tan* nrf c??idurU<d tciffc kimrmty. fairn*** and ?? 1***1 faith tutrnrd at j?rfira. amJ irr avthurur thr > bm i-aity tu ?utr tki' nrrt^ti>atr. mth t'ar-nmiln 0/ vr hf naturet attached, in itnadi 'rtutMtcriU." Commiaaioneta. W>, the vntlrrtivunl Hank* and Hanlrrt trill /?? ail imzndrain* in The Iahnmami ,Stai< Lutterie* kA. A may bf prttrntnl or <mr nmnter*. R. M. WALMSLFV, Pre* Louiaiana National l^nk. PIERRE LANAI'X. Pr?*. Slat*' National gkhk A. RALDWIN, Prea Xe* orleau* National Bank. CARL KOHN, Pre* Union National Bank. GRAND MONTHLY DRAWING AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC. NEW ORLEANS TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 12. 1SW1 CAPITAL PRIZE. *300,000 100,000 Tickets at Taentj Dollars each Halvw (10. Quarters. $.">; Teutli*. Twentieths, CI URT OF PRIZES. 1 PRIZE OF #300,000 is frtoo.ono I PRIZE OK liHi.CKHi ?* ... HHI.iMMi 1 PRIZE OK .'KI.UOO i* mi 1 PRIZE Of -.'.'..INMi i* V.'..<hmi V PRIZES OF 10.< HJO are VO.< MM? .'.PRIZES OF ."..IKKiare V.VMWt ?Jo PHIZES OF 1,000 are....; 1WI PRIZES OF .VXI are ... .Mi.mNi ?JOO PRIZES OF Himi are ?W.0(>?i 500 PRIZES OF S00 are 100.000 APPROXIMATION PRIZES. 100 Priaesof S.VKIare .'.aOOO 100 pnre* of 300 are 31MH10 100 Pnzmof 200 are --'O.OOO TERMINAL PRIZES. !? Prizes of ?100 are #f?0,WKi Prize* of 100 are S*t.MlMI 3.134 Prizes, amount** to ? 1,0-"> I.SOO Note?TtckeU draaixur Capital Pnzes are not aa | titled to Terminal Prizes. tf~ Tom Clc? Rat**, or any farther information desired, write le?rihly to the undernamed. . .early statimr your reatdem-e, with State, Count}. Strai t * id Number. More rapid return mail deliver} will bear sured by your enclosing an Ent elope beanur your full Send POSTAL NOTES. I.lyres* Money Orders, or New York Exchantrr in ordinary letter, Currrte y by Express tat our ea|?uaa) addm?ed to M A. DAUPHIN, Xaa Orleans. la Address Ragistered Letters to NEW ORLEANS NATIONAL BANK. New Orleans, la "REMF.MBBB that the payment of prises la GUARANTEED BY FOUR NATIONAL BANKS of Nav Orleans, and the tickets are sbraad by the President of an Institution a boar chartered rwhta an racaa-nianl in the hiKhest (oUrta. therefore, bra art at all ioula Uons or aaou) mooa scbemea" ONE DOLLAR is the price of th or fraction of s Tlckrt ISSUED BY US In any Draa intr. Anything in our name offered tor leas than a Dollar la a swindle. jalO-wtetw GRATEFUL?COMFORTING. EPPS'S COCOA BREAKFAST. -By a tknmorh knowledre of the natural law* whieh ?rovern the nyiMua ut diasation and aatrltton. and ny a careful appUcation of ths fine proiiertiea of well selected Cocoa. Mr. E|"fa ha* provided ...or lireakfast tables with a delicaael) flavored bereraae whi< b iuay aavs as many heavy doctors'htlla. It la by the Judi clous oar at snch srti< les at diet that a roustltutkin may be rradiuily built up aatll stroujr etKitam tu re sist ever? tendency to dlsnaac Hundrftf of subtle msladlsa are ftoaUmi around ua raady to attack a bsr sp "?,1 T^rvHh una Wood and a properly wirlahad tisnir."?CVsfi hu"ii? Gasrftr Made alauply with Imiltnr water or Billk. BaUaalff in hatt-pouaJ tiaa by rrorara, labeled thaa