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REAL. ESTATE GOSSIP.
>oiue Recent Movements Among Buyers and Builders. AX HISTORIC HOUSE TO BE REMODELLED?THE wmsiiuru* urE deposit co. to exlaboe THEIR BCILDIXG ? SCBVBBAX IMPROVEMENTS ALOXw TBS B. AND P. RAILROAD. '?The Chain Building." as the old-fashioned residence on H street opposite the New York Avenue church is known, is soon to disappear. The owner. Mr. W. W. Danenhower. intends to erect upon this site a five-story building which will be used as a family hotel. The present building is back some distance from the build ing line. The new structure will be brought up to the building line and a wing will be added in the rear which will extend to the end of the lot. some 144 feet. There are two houses , which will be (effected by this alteration, the one occupied ns a residence by Mr. Danenhow- ; er an-1 the adjoining one. which he owns. The I frontage of the entire property on H street is 65 feet and Mr. Danenhower is having plans prtpar?d which will make the new structure a very effective addition to the ar- i ehitect ire of that locality. The building was erected in the days when solid construction ; was the rule and not the exception, and Mr. Danenhower finds that modern workmanship cannot improve the wnlLs as they now stand, so that they will be made use of in the new build ing. Mr. Danenhower is one of the old resi- i dents of the city and he rccalls the time when ! this building was one uf the aristocratic resi dences of the city, he remembers seeing it in 1845 when Gen. Scott lived there. He became the owner of the house which he occupies in 1866 aDd has become more or less familiar with ts history, which possesses many points of in terest. He says thnt it was built by Count DeMenon, the secretary of the French legation, and for a number of years charge d* affairs. The count was the repre sentative of France in this city for a period of about eight years, commencing in 18*22. Mr. Danenhower says that during his residence here he built this house, which was a three otory structure with sloping roof pierced with dormer windows. The front was stuccoed and an imposing porte cochere. resting upon sand stone pillars was the feature of the front. The drive-way was protected by a fence made of posts connected by large chains, and from this circumstance the name was given to the place, which it has since borne. He says that Count de Mcuon became involved financially, and after the close of his official career he "retired to a place near the farm of the late George W. Riggs. in Prince George's county. Md., where he passed the rest of his life. His remains now lie buried there. He was fumed for his lavish hospitality, and the old house was the scene of many a brilliant social gathering. The house was sold under a deed of trust held by the Bank of the United States and was purchased by Sam'l L. Gouve neur. of New \ork. who married the daughter of President Monroe. This marriage took place in the White House, and was the second weduing that had occurred there. The Gouve neurs were wealthy, and it was soon found that the French secretary's residence was too small. He then built the western portion of the house, where he had a fine ball-room and picture gallery. Ills Oaughter made her debut i in society at this house, and subsequently mar- ' riedDr. Heiskell. of the army, 'the property ' came into the possession of Dr. HeiskelTs wife ; iipou the death of her parents, and finding that the house was too large, they divided it into three houses. The center and western houses still stand, but the eastern house was some yesrs ago purchased by the Epiphany church home, and a new front was built. Dr. Heiskell occupied the center house, while the western house b.-caiae the home of the widow of the celebrated Alexander Hamilton. In i after years the ceuter house became the home i of Gen. Scott, and it was from the porch which 1 is still standing that he made his speech after! his nomination as President. Baron D'Off n-: berg, the Uiissiau minister, the French minis- ? ter. N. P. Banks, at the t.me Speaker of the j House, and other prosiuunt pe rsons in social j and official life occupied these houses at different periods. A GC>OD PLACE TO OWN PROPERTY. The indications are that a majority of the members of the incoming administrations will bccome property-owners in this city, at least i to the extent of owning their own homes. The ! rapidly increasing value of Washington prop erty is uo doubt the reason that influences ' those who propose to live here onlv for a term j of year*, to buy houses instead of leasing them, i The Vice-President-elect lias already secured a 1 tine residence here, and so has Mr. Blaine. I Their example will no doubt be followed bv ? ther members of the official family of the new President. Four of the seven cabinet members of the present administration own their own homes here, and President Cleve lanel himself established what is con ceded to be a sensible precedent bv i urcha?ing early in his administration a place where he could enjoy the privacy and rest of a home. Whether the Pre-ident-e'lect will follow this example is a question that is agitating the minds of a number of property-owners and agent* * ho have place , which they think would suit General Harrison exactlv. LEVI WOODBCRYS SEW RESIDENCE. The plans of a handsome residence for Mr. Levi Woodbury have been prepared by Mr. T. F. Schneider, architect. It will be built on Iowa Circle, adjoining the residence of Dr. Jaune}. which was also designed bv Mr. Schneider. The lot is 30 feet wiele. and the house will occupy about 30 feet, leaving a lawn on the south side. The entrance hall. 8 feet wide, extends past the parlor to a large stair case-hall, which is to be handsomely finished in oak. with a broad stairway and fireplace, i his hall has an entrance to the"side lawn. Back of this hall is the large dining-room, with an outlook on the lawn through a bay-window, and adjoining the dining-room, on the north, is a library, and to the west a butler's pantrv, back stairs, and kitchen. A cellar extends under the whole house, and contains a launelrv. room for steam-heating apparatus. Ac. The second and third stories are well provided with light and air. having a south, east, and west and for a part of the house a north exposure. On the second floor there are two bath-rooms and one on the third floor. The first storv is to be finished elegantly in oak and cherrv. a be front and side will be of pressed bricks ?tone trimmings. A circular tower stands on the corner and extends above a high slated r?o'. The design is in the modern romanesque style. 1 KNLARGIXO a sate deposit building. A notable improvement is to be made on the south side of Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th and 10th streets. The Washington Safe De posit company propose to enlarge their present building by the erection of an addition on the west. lh? new portion will have a frontage of 23 feet on the avenue, and will extend to a depth of over lOu feet. It will be of the same height as the present building. Messrs. Hum blower and Marshall, the architects of the present building, have prepared plans for the i addition, and so it will harmonize in design and the entire structure will have the appear ance of one complete building. The design of the front indicates by the rather severe charac k- vf .Vth? ?r7l'itecture the purposes for which the building is used. The mas HT* ?all" of brick and stone, with heavilv i grated openings show that security is the object of importance. This addition will add greaUy to the present facilities. The ? ntrance i will be as at present, with a space for office rooms in the front portion of the first floor i Then in the middle portion will be a great 1 vault two stones high, and in the rear will be a large room, which will be partitioned off into compartments for the use of depositors. The walls of the first story will be lined with glazed brick, which is not only ornamental, but will add greatly to the security of the building. Its construction throughout is entirely fire-proof the floors being brick, resting on iron girders. In the center of the front of the building is the elevator shaft. Iron door* opening on a level with the street afford the only outside access to the elevator. Furniture and other l?rge articles will be carried to the second, third and fourth floors, which will be used for storage purposes, there is no communication between the elevator shaft and the first floor of the building. The lot adjoining this new addition is owned v John T. Leu man. He proposes to re # move the present building, which is old and dilapidated, and erect in its place a handsome I store building. It will be four stories high and the front will be built in a substantial manner of brick and stone. Messrs. Horn- ' blower A Marshall are the architects. The ' erection of these two buildings will cause a great improvement in the appearance of that stele of the avenue. RESIDENCES IX WOODLET PARK. Mr. John F. Waggaman. who is largely inter ested in Woodley park, told a Staj reporter re cently that a number of line residences would be erected there during the coming season, j ?A recent purchaser," he said, "who is verv , enthusiastic about the beauty of the place and ! the hue residence sites, is H. L. Horton. a 1 w^lthv New \ork banker. He proposes to erect there a residence for his own use, cos tint; at least 425.000. Another ownor of land in i Woodley. A. W. Lyman. the correspondent of ' the New York Ohm, proposes to put up u house in the spring. A. D. Jessop. a wealthy resi- j ueut of Philadelphia, has beeu looking at some i sites in the park, and if he concludes to buy 1 he will build there a hundred thousand dollar house. The park ia so near the city, na.l yet i so much in tbe country, that it attract* a claw of people who are able to make haadsome im provements." COSTEXPLATED IXflaTNIXT!. Mr. John B. McLean has purchased the old Davis bouse at the northeast corner of 11th and G street*. It is probnble that he will soon im prove the site by the erection of a building. CoL A. H. Bugher has bought the property at the northeast corner of Vth and I streets, where he intends to build an apartment hoase of moderate size. ALOS? THE BALTIMORE AXD POTOMAC RAILROAD. The suburban move ment is pushing its way out along the line of tlie Baltimore and Potomac railroad. In the vicinity of the road beyond the city limits the ground is being rapidly sub divided and laid off in city lots. Bennings and its vicinity has been a favorite place of resi dence for many Washingtonians for some years past. The holdings are mainly small farms and country places, and the method of city sub division of land has not been adopted to any extent. At Wilson's station, which is a short distance beyond tbe bounds of the District, there is a small settlement of people. The next station, eight miies from the city, is Ard wiek. where A. E. Randall last year sub divided some 18 acres of land. He has built a house there himself, and two other houses are uuder wav. Thos. A. Mitchell is now subdi- I viding 200 acres into building lots, and proposes ! to place these lots on the market. Mr. Mitchell thinks that there is no reason why this locality j should not become a favorite place of resi- j dence for those desiring suburban homes. He | states that the ground is high and rolling. \ Some years ago a subdivision of ground w is made at Bowie, a station a few miles beyond ! Ardwick. and there is now quite a settlement ! at that point. Mr. Mitchell and others in- | terested in property along this line of railroad are of the opinion that the future development will be rapfl, and that its importance us a center of suburban settlements will equal that of the other lines of road leading out of the city. WILL CARLKTON'S START. The Author of ?'Farm Ballads" as a Schoolmate Remembers Him. From the Detroit Tribune. I ran across George W. Thompson in Grand Rapids the other day. He was a member of | the house during the session of 1883. He has I a law office in the Court block, just niiler the shadows of the city hall tower, and quite near ! enough to it to feel the vibrations of the great bell that tolls tbe hours of the day and night. He was writing at a desk when I entered. '?Know Will Carleton?" he queried as he motioned me to a chair near him aud laid down his pen. "I should say I did. The first time I saw him was early in the sixties. He came from his home, a little north of Hudson, in I.enawee county, to Hillsdale to attend school there. He was a tall, lank, green country boy. He wore a pair of 'high water panto' made of coarse stuff, the best we fellows could afford in tbo* days of expensive clothing. I remember that he had a little blonde moustache, and it seems to me he had a goatee too. He had a voice like a horse fiddle and couldn't sing. We were both in the preparatory school. "Carleton was a peculiar fellow. Most of the boys didn't like him, particularly when he was writing his poems. He seemed to possess a i natural aptitude fer poetry. I think the first I he did while we were together at Hillsdale was I tho writing of some verses upon th"3 death of 1 one of our class-mates. He was always melan- I choly when he was composing, and "that was! why the rollicking college boys didn't like him. J But I didn't care a rap how he felt or acted. ' and for that reason I was oft?-n his companion ; when the other fellows found his society too j depressing. Before he had begun to secure any reeogni- ' tiou of his work, he was like the rest of us in I the>sc> days, obliged to work vacations.' The money we earned went to help uj pay expenses j during the college terms. This was gen- I erally done by teaching school. But the I work was tedious and not particularly rrmu- j iterative. i Lis set Carleton to scheming i some way by which he could make more I money in less time. He hit it at a circus, j Some body about that time invented a pen ! made of mo flexible a metal that it could be bent in any direction and iheu back into the proper position without impairing its utility. Carleton bought a lot of these pens and fol lowed tlu- circus to a neighboring town, where he thought lie eould make something by selling j the article to the crowd. He never dreamed i of being canght by us. But us luck would have ! it a young fellow named Beale. then a theo logical student, now at Audover. supplied a ! uulpit at Owosso. and some of us fellows j went out to hear him preach. The next ; morning when we started for home we ! passed the circus grouuds. Imagine our sur prise and amusement when we saw Will Carle ton there throwing these pens fastened iu hold ers into a pine board, bending them up. straightening them out and then showing the open-eyed, gaping countryfolk how well they would write after so much abuse. When he saw us he dropped bis pens, swallowed uneasily and called out. "Hello, boys, is that you?"' "I was. teaching school >ft Cambria Mills when Carleybn was writing-Betsey und I are Out.'" Mr. Thompson coutinued. as he stroked his I moustache reminisceutly. 1 was studying law. ' too. Carleton came out to see me. One of the girls drew a picture of him on her slate and made the others laugh. He talked some about his poem and joked me and my chosen profes sion by quo^ig the well-known lines: Once when 1 was as youii^ &s you and not so smart perhaps. For me ?ue luittened & lawyer aud several other chaps. etc. "I wa9 in his room when he received his first pay for poetical work?for this satne 'Betsey and I Are Out.' It wa3 a check from the Har pers' for $15 or ?30. I don't remember which. He was very happy over the money and the recognition it meant." ?si Sea-Songs. FROM "A MIOHT 8 RHAPSODIC." No night for slumber is this? A night to t>? up aud away Where the sea is rolled in a tide of gold I'nder the full moon s ray; To tty with the wind till the cleft waves hiss From tho racing prow each way. Where the tumult of winds and of waters is Over She sounding bay. And the sails in the moonlight shine, The flashing foam free. The land is a long low line. The gunwale scoops the brine. And the air is stronger than wine. And lords of the night are we. -H. E. Clakx. IS THS DAT OF THE EAST WISP. The rocks at my feet are strewn with crimson and ! browu seaweed Brought by tho tidal swell, as waves after waves succeed. And break with a splash in my path, but I do not heed: Ana over the Links comes tbe east wind drearily moaning. I stand on the edge of the rock-pool, and gaze into j it, and why? The place has a strange fascination for me, but | not one of those am 1 Who would s-ek ? self-sought grave in its depth, j despairingly; And over the Links comes the cast winddreai*ily 1 moaning. I have put the temptation from me. but it comes j bn-'k again and again. That 1 should quiet, in this way, the aching of i heart nud of brain. And the sea always whispers, "Come," with its ' eerie, surging refraiu. And over the Links comes the east wind drearily moaning. Homeward 1 go through tho shingle and sand, while the spray erf the sea Fills my hair with the salt oozo and foam, and the billows break ceaselessly. Rolling in with resintlesa force, like some dark coming Destiny; Andover the Links .-oines tho east wind drearily moaning. ?Bessie Ceaigmtle. "We Want a White Government." OOV. FlTZHCOH LEE's SPEECH I!( XIW YORK LAST SIGHT. The Sew York southern society had its third annual dinner last night at the Hotel Bruns wick. The toast, "The South sinco the Revo lution," was responded to by Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, who said the south had a right to secede. The matter was. however, settled bv the sword. But the settlement of that question left an other. "Iu my own state." said the governor, "there exists no other thought than that she shall continue a member of the American union of states and enjoy tbe same equality as the states of Massachusetts and Ohio." It remained with the north to decide whether the national improvement aud prosperity can best be pro moted by a union of American white-governed states or white American through African sec tions in the great whole. The whole thing de pended upon the south being recognized as n white governed portion, and that there shall exist no African sovereignty. "We do not care to take the tomahawk from the red man and give it to the negro. We have provided for tbe I negro, built homes and schools for him. and j given him all his condition requires, but when 1 it becomes a question whether those- states are i to be governed by blacks or whites. I say." the i governor exclaimed, "we want a white govern- ? ment." ? ??? In San Diego, CaL, the completion of the ! great flume which has bun long building was celebrated yesterday by speeches and a parade of citizen societies, L sited State* troops and national guard. PRESIDENT AND CARDINAL. Both Made Addresses at the George town College Centennial. THE PEE LATE BEVIEWS THE CHARACTER OF THE focsdee or the cxrvEJutrrr, and the chief XAOISTBATZ ALL CD El TO THE FEELINGS WHICH MUST THBONQ UPON" THE ALUMNI. The closing ccremonies of the Georgetown university centennial celebration included some features not mentioned in yesterday's Stab, as the exercises lasted until after 6 o'clock p. in. The array of church and civil dignitaries upon the platform was quite impos ing, including President Cleveland, Secretary of State Bayard. Chief Justice Fuller and Jus- j tices Field, Harlan, Blatchford and Gray, of the United States Supreme Court: Chief Jus tice Richardson, of the Court of Claims; Mar shal Wilson, Hon. J. Randolph Tucker, Gen. Ilosecrans, Hon. Zach Montgomery, the minis ters from Spain, Peru and Austria, Cardinal Gibbons. Archbishops Corrigan. of Sew York, j and Ryan, of Philadelphia; Bishop Roberts, of I>etroit: Father Doonan. a former and Father Bichnrdg. the present president of the univer sity; the faculties of the different branches of ; the college and the candidates who were to re- j ceive the honorary degrees. Their names have already appeared in The Star, and the program was carried out as stated with the ad- 1 ditioim of brief addresses by Cardinal Gibbons j and President Cleveland. . Cardinal Gibbons made an imposing figure in his rich red costume, relieved by the white lace surplice, and he spQke with an earnestness that showed how deeply he sympathized with those J connected with the university in the whole j scheme of the celebration. He spoke in a voice that was clearly audible, and he was frequently ; interrupted by applause. Cardinal Gibbons' Address. commenced by referring to the fact that God I usually selects the proper man for the aceom- j 'plishmeut of any great work, and that when it j was time to found Georgetown college John j Carroll was raised up as the person eminently i fitted for that undertaking, lie paid a glowing tribute to Archbishop Carroll's lifo as a priest I and patriot and spoke of the wonderful success which the college founded by his energy and j foresight had euJoyed. He spoke of the great : number of graduates which the univeisity had sent forth and of the distinguished part which : some of them had played in the history of the \ nation and of the church in this country, and he referred to the proud satisfaction which the j present president and professors must feel on : reflecting upon the number of kindred institu- ! tions which have sprung from this mother of j colleges and of tho glory of this centennial j celebration. All this proved that the pen w?s ] mightier than the sword: that peace had j victories more substantial and more j enduring than those of war. "It i proves." said the cardinal in conclusion, "that all schemes conceived in passion and in ordinate ambition are destined, like the Alpine avalanche, to leave ruin and desolation in their track, while the educational and religious pur suits of men assembled under the invocation and protection of ttod silently shed blessings like the gentle dew of heaven and bring forth fruit in due season. It has been the custom of the Chief Magistrates of the nation, from the | (lavs of Washington, to honor Georgetown j college by their presence on public and festive 1 occasions. I am happy to see that our present illustrious President is no exception to the ! rule, and that he has been pleased to lend ad- I ditionat luster to these ceremonies by his dis- j tingmshed presence. '?May those who in the long years to come ! will gather together to celebrate the next ceil- j tennial be able to record a success as consoling j as that which we commemorate to-day." Father Murphy then s:iid that the President i of the United States had not only agreed to ; lend his presence to the occasion and to pre- i sent the degrees, but had also agreed to make j a few remarks, and would now in his own words j and in his own way speak of the impressions which the exercises oi' this centennial celebra tion had made upon liim. When Mr. Cleveland rose he was greeted with prolonged cheers and applause, and it was fully a minute before he could command quiet sufficient to be heard. He spoke as follows: president Cleveland's remarks. In tho moment I shall occupy I will not | speak of the importance, in a general sense, of I liberal education or refer to the value of uui- ! versifies like this a3 the means for acquiring j such education: nor will I remind yon of all the causes for congratulation which this centennial occasion affords. These things have been pre- i sented to vou iu all that you have seen and j heard in the days just passed, and they are ; suggested by the atmosphere all about us. I I am thinking of this college as an alma mater, and calling to mind the volume of love and affection which-has been turned toward her from the great outside world of her alumni, during tli<^ hundred years of her life and at this time especially awakened. To-day j the young graduate whose alma mater occupies a broad place in bis life, turns to her with j warm enthusiasm. The middle-aged graduate j to-day pauses in the bustle and turmoil of business activity to give a loving glance and , affectionate greeting to his alma mater. The aged graduate to-day in memory passes over ; scenes and events of more recent date to recall through the mellowing light of years the inci- 1 dents of college life while he breathes a fervent 1 prayer for his alma mater. If the dead gradu- ! ates are not with you to-day in spirit, the loving J bands which attached them to their alma ' mater, though broken by death, are here, hal- j lowing the place where they are kept and j making at this honored institution a sacred shrine. Another thought, born. I suppose, of the solemn trust which I have held for the Ameri can people, prompts me to say a word concern- | ing the relations which such an institution as i this should bear to American citizenship. Men j of learning we at all times need, but we also need good citizenship. There should not be that selfishness in edu- i cation which leads its possessor to live within i himself, and to hug las treasure with sordid satisfaction. The least an educated man should | do is to make lumself a good, true American i citizen, and he fails to do his entire duty if he j does not also improve the citizenship of others. His love of country should be great, his inter est in public affairs should at all times be ac tive, and his discharge of the duties of citizen- ' ship should be guided by all the intelligence ! he possesses, and aided by all the learning he j has acquired. Georgetown college should be proud of the impress she has made upon the citizenship of ! our country. On her roll of graduates are j found the names of many who have performed i public duty better for her teaching, while her ; alumni have swollen the rauks of those who. in ? private stations, have done their duty as Amer ican citizens intelligently and well. I cannot express my friendship for your col lege better than to wish for her in the future, as she has had in the past, an army of alumni, learned, patriotic, and useful, cherishing the good of their country as an object of loftiest effort, and deeming their contributions to good citizenship a supremely worthy use of the edu cation they have acquired w ithin these walls. The President, on his arrival at the college, was greeted by a presidential salute of twenty one guns fire bv battery A of the District mili tia. and at the conclusion of the ceremonies seventy-nine more guns were fired. The work performed bv the young men of tho battery is most creditable, hs they were only organized last October, and tired their first salute iu honor of Gen. Harrison's election. Yesterday the young men conducted themselves with the precision of veterans, and proved the effective ness of their drilling by their commander, ! Capt. Yates. The buildings and grounds were brilliantly [ illuminated at night, and the three-days' cele bretiou of the centennial anniversary of the college closed in a blaze of glory. MOTES. The section of battery A that fired the salute yesterday was composed of Sergts. Shannon. Loundes. and Howe. Corporals Oliver and Nimms. Privates Prall, Cox, Darneille, Ferris, Strauss. Mallam, Humes. Reynolds, Davidson, and Bradley, and Musician Bradley, and was commanded* by Lieut. Bobbins. There will be a solemn requiem moss said in the college chapel to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock for the repose of the souls of all stu dents who have died during the first century of the life of the university. A Queer World. From the Providence Journal. The guileless American buys a paper or two, be It of Paris or Brussels, to pass away the time, and improve his French withal. It will be a lively and clever journal; it will be liberal anil comprehensive (except as regards American af fairs, which are ignored with sarprising unan imity); it will be witty, even, but it will like wise* be unclean. The same Americau attends a theater and buys his program at the theater liku the rest of the world. It contains the usual wood cuts of favorite stage beauties and mercenary sketches of their careers: it also contains obscene doggerel and anecdotes that would make a Central African blush; but the pretty matrons sit and read them complacently before ail eves; and demnrn young girls who may not walk one square unchaperoned read the'm also, under the verv n<ises of fathers and mothers and brothers. It is a queer world. As for the plavs?we all. know what French plays are?ipawfcish and overstrained, or worse. THK HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS. All iBtfrMtlng Statistical Analyst* of " the Krgtettr. crmiocs facts about the occcpatiox or the PABESTS?ODD ANSWERS MADE TO QUBHIES ? EXPLOTZS or THE OOVEB5XEST?WHUkE THE PUPILS LITE. The enterprising students of the city high school arc this year publishing a bright fort nightly journal called The Review, devoted to the interests of that institution. It is con ducted by a staff of six editors, selected from the different classes of the school, under the business management of Mr. Harry English, one of the instructors. THE TEAB'g REGISTER. The last number, issued on the 14th inst., contains an entertaining article, headed "Regis ter Wrinkles," being a synopsis of the facts and figures contained in the year's register of the pupils in the school. This register is a work of some magnitude, a volume of a hun dred pajjofl of foolscap, containing the names and necessary statistics of some 1,200 pupils, I including all who havo been connected with I the school for any length of time since Septem ber 17. 1888. ! The Review save: "A perusal of the statistic blanks, as handed in uy the pupils, disclose many ludicrous mistakes, any amount of simon Sure stupidity, and an extensive insight into urnan nature in general and that of the aver I age high school pupil in particular. l*pon entering the school the pupil is given a blank , ^?tn to be filled out, requiring the last, first and middle names; age, class aud section; parents' or guardian's name and occupation, and address. Compelled on short notice to make this personal inventory, the amateur statistician becomcs sadly mixed in the extent and accuracy of his information. One youth with commendable exactness gives his age as seventeen years, seven months, three days nnd eight hours. Another is undecided whether ho is twelve or thirteen years of age: first puts down twelve, then on the second thought thirteen. Unfortunately neglecting to scratch out the first guess, he is registered ut the re markable age of one thousand two hundred and thirteen years. At least half a dozen have entered the figures in the wrong spaces and declare themselves to be sixteen months and four days, or fifteen months and nine days, which is quite too young for high school pupils, even considering tne fact that entrance and quarterly examinations have been abol ished. One young lady had the good fortune to enter, so she states, ou September 31. THE OCCUPATION STATISTICS. "The occupation statistics are perhaps the most amusing. Some of the parents have com bined occupations, such as 'brick manufacturer and real estate owner,' -government clerk and gardener.' A widow's occupation is given as 'domestic duties." while the number of'resigned.' 'retired' (the office of honor or emolument from which said parent retired or resigned is not stated), and 'at leisure,' is appalling. One pathetic occupation ia 'nothing at present.' while a careless and defiant lad writes boldly, 'nothing in particular.' A ladies' tailor is down as 'taylorist,' while the ambitious seion of a compositor writes 'typographer.* One is a ' 'booKkeeper' and another a -huxter,' neither of which trades or professions is recognized by Webster. A preacher's son believes that brevity is the soul of wit and calls his father I 'D. D.' Some pampered official's offspring says his father's occupation is 'government,' only this and nothing more, aud another with equal terseness and pride says -independent.' Some of the answers would fill the heart of worthy Henry George with rage, as 'property owner.' a very common and agreeable calling, and 'lives off the rent of houses.' A case of 'the best man wins' is registered in one slip where the parent's name is given 'Mrs. and Mr., the latter unimportant addenda being written in very small characters in the corner. 1 he scribe vouches for nil these assertions in quotations, and will exhibit tho originals, which he has prudently preserved, to all who doubt his veracity. So much for the register's humorous side: it has a serious aspect which is interesting too. After the preparation of numerous tables and much juggling of figures some remarkable results have been reached. "A word of explanation beforehand?when it is said, for instance, that ten are in the Navy department it is not meant that ten employes of the Navy department have children in this school, but that there are ten pupils in the school whose parents are in the Nuvv depart ment. IS GOVERNMENT EM PLOT. -First as to parents' occupation: 515 out of the total number, or 42.8 per cent, are in the employment ?f the government. 574 or 47.5 per cent are distributed among some 93 trades and professions, and 119 or 9.7 per cent (of which number 87 are women) are unemployed, or have no occupation set down. Of the" 515 government employes, 402, or 3.3.2 per cent of the total number are in the departments as follows: Treasury. 85: War. 72; Post-Office de partment. 58: Pension Office. 48: Patent Office. 27: Land Office, 17: Xavy. 9; State. 3: Coast Survey. 3: Agricultural. 3": Bureau of Labor, 2; Bureau Statistics, 2: Justice, 2; Civil Service Commission. 2. while 69 are entered as 'gov- j eminent clerks." '?Of the remaining 113 government employes. ' 17 are occupied in the Senate. 16 iu the District 1 offices, 14 are navy officers. 12 policemen. 11 | army officers, 11 in the bureau of printing j and engraving, 8 are Representatives in Con gress. 4 arc employes of the House; 2. firemen; 2. city post-office; X. detective; 1, letter-carrier, and 1. I nitcd States Senator. There are be sid? such notables as the commissioner of pen sions. a rear-admiral. United States navv, as sistant adjutant-general. United States army, superintendent of life-saving service, superin tendent of schools, a civil-service commissioner, the city postmaster, the assistant treasurer of the I nited States, and the paymaster of the United States army, each with one child in this j school, and the chief of the weather bureau and one of the District Commissioners, each with i two ? hildren here. "Chief among the 93 occupations of those ' not under the government are: Attornevs-at- , law, 51: merlhants. 48; real estate and i'nsur- ! mice, 34: physicians. 30: contractors and build ers. 25; carpenters. 19; printers, 16; bookkeep- , ers. 16: grocers. 15; bookbinders, 11: commission | merchants, 10; machinists, 9: 5 Rre farmersand 5 dairymen; 4 are artists and 4 blncksmiths; 2 are bankers and 3 bricklayers; 2 are under- j takers. 2 dentists, and 2 confectioners. There is 1 I plumber, 1 book agent, aud 1 drummer, an elec trician. an astronomer. 5editors, and an author. One is the Mexican minister, another the chan cellor of the German legation, another an offi cer in the Corean army. And so on, and ou, and on. for there seems to be no occupation under heaven which is not represented in this liberal register. ??Statistics of residence nre as follows: Those i living iu northwest. 6J.54 per cent; northeast, ! 10.73 percent; southeast. 9.06 per cent; south- I west, 6.46 per cent; outside the citv, 4.19 per cent. THE AOS OP PUPILS. '?A table is also given presenting the age sta tistics of the school. In the third (highest 1 year class the youngest pupil is fifteen years "the oldest twenty-two years, and the average a?e, ! 18.22 years; in the second-year class the youngest is fourteen years, the* oldest twenty and a-half years, and the average age 16.93 years; in the tirst-yeur class the vouugest is twelve and a-half years, the oldest twenty and a-half years, and the average age 16.54 years. The average age of the school is 17.23 years, and the average age at the time of entrance to the school 16.21 years." ? Look to Your Picture Cords. From tbe London Globe. A correspondent sends us, apropos of our ar ticle dealing with "Portents." an account of what he calls a singular circumstance. When he was at school some twenty years ago a prominent picture in the school dining room I came down with a run about the dinner hour. The same thing had happenod some years pre viously coincidcntly with the death of a near relative of the headmaster. The recurrence of a similar accident caused our correspondent some anxiety, as it happened that his brother and several other of the boys were then lying ill. No harm happened to these patients, but the daughter of the house, a bright, cheerful little girl, was immediately carried off by a re lapse. This story may certainly be classed with inanv others showing how mere coinci dence often begets a tradition, however unreasonable, of a causal relation between absolutely unconnected phenomena; and from this point of view it is not worthy of any serious examination, even by the So ciety for Psychical Research. But it does lead to a more practical reflection as to the care lessness with which pictures are hung. House holders are apt to consider that picture cords are everlasting; aud. no donbt, the picture Cord of the good old times will last a very long time. But the modern wire, which is preferred nowadays on account of its convenience and lighter appearance, should always be carefully examined from time to time. It disintegrates sometime* very rapidly, and is frequently cn trnsted with too heavy a picture and frame. The movement of the picture which constantly occurs, helps on the natural action of gas and air npon the cord, and hence tbe many acci dents which every picture collector, who does not take care, has from time to time to regret When spring cleaning season returns, this is one of the points to which it ia always desirable to look. PERSIAN RICE. How It Is Produced and How H U Treated. The State department hu received a? Inter esting report from Mr. A. H. Schindler, U. 8. 1 consul at Teheran, Persia, descriptive of the rice and sugar industries of that country. Of the former product he says: "Kice is cultivated in all part* of Persia, wherever water is abundant. It thrives well near the rivers and perennial streams, in the hot lowlands at the head of the Persian gulf, all over the plateau of Persia, at altitudes vary ing from 1,000 to 8,000 feet above the level of the sea, and best in the lowlands forming the southern littoral of the Caspian. It may be said that all districts in Persia which possess a river or a perennial stream produce rice. A I great part of Central Persia, and almost the | whole southern littoral, extending from the ] head of the Persian gulf to the frontier of In | dependent Beluchistan, arc devoid of rivers j and do not produce rice. The greater part of i the cultivation of Gilan and Mazanderan is of rice, and thfse provinces are on that account very insalubrious in summer. No one has been able to give me any information as to the yearly produce of rice in Gilan and Mazande ran. but there is no doubt of its being very con siderable. THE TBF.ATMF.NT OF BICE. "Eice is divested of its husk by small hand mills of stone, and is then further cleaned by a I machine called dang. This machine is moved i j by water-power in Mazanderan and Gilan, in i Sen j an. and some other districts, but in towns | generally in a more primitive manner. The ? machine consists of a heavy beam of wood, which swiugs vertically on a fulcrum, like a see-saw. and is armed at one end with a hollow steel cylinder a foot long and fixed at right angles to the longitudinal section of the beam, at the other end with a counterpoise. The machine works as follows: Four or five men jump on to the end of the beam with the cyl inder; their weight makes the beam descend ?and the cylinder at the end is forced into the rice. The riee is kept in a tank about four or ; | live feet in diameter and four feet in depth ' and constructed iu the ground, its aperture flush with the surface, and is mixed with coarsely-powdered rock salt to increase fric tion. The men then jump off the beam on to a platform at the side nnil the counterpoise at I the other end of the beam raises the end with j the cylinder. The fall of the counterpoise is i arrested by a block of wood, and as soon as the | men hear the thud of the counterpoise on the , block they again jump on the beam, go down | with it, aud jump off it. THE PAT. "The work requires neither intelligence nor j skill, but is very fatiguing, and it is a matter | of astonishment that it is so badly paid. The j five men on the beam receive for twelve hours' j work per diem, duringfehich they go up and ; down 120 times per Ar. 2J-* krans (that is, one-half kran, or at th^present rate of ex change a littlo less than 7 cents each") and their mid-day meal. The superior qualities of rice j are generally cleaned twice. For the first I cleaning the charge is 124 to 138 cents per | khawar (.649 pounds i. for the second cleaning; j 62 to 82 cents. Many families clean their own ! j rice at home by putting it. together with rock- i I salt, into a stone mortar and pounding it with j a wooden pestle. This practice is principally j followed in the south of Persia and in the prov- I | ince of Arabistan, at the head of the Persian : ' gulf. The work is always done by women, aud j the families of small communities generally ( ' combine. In the villages in the south one may -| | often see, and more often hear, ten or twelve i I women preparing the rice for the next day's , j consumption. Each woman wields a long and ! heavy wooden pestle; one woman, generally j the most muscular, who acts as leader of the ; gang, begins to sing and step around the big | stone mortar; all the others then sing and fol ! low the leader, all keeping accurate time with I the feet aud with the pestles, which they crash j into the riee about every third note. It takes ! the gang about half an hour to cleaif 32,1* pounds of rice. THE TEABLY TBODCCE. "It seems quite impossible to obtain any cor- ] rect figures regarding the yearly produce of j rice in Persia. There are no statistics what- , ever regarding agriculture, and the popula- j ! tion can only be estimated. The natives can j only make guesses, and their guesses vary so : much they are of no value. From my personal ? estimates of the population, my observation of the economic condition of the inhabitants and information from the best sources. I have tried to obtain some figures more or less approach- ? I ing the truth, and this I have done in the fol- ! I lowing manner: llice is an important staple of \ | food of the inhabitants. Calculated per head j of the population, most rice is consumed by i the Miizanderan (the Mazanderanisl. but it ] must not be supposed, as some travelers wish i it to be done, tnat the Mazanderanis eat rice only. It is true that they eat little or no | bread, and it is commonly reported that a ] Mazanderani can not digest bread, and would | die if he were to eat bread only for a couple of | days. (Conollv's Overland Journev says: 'So I little do the people use * heat and barley that | it is a saying among other Persians: "An un j ruly Mazanderan boy threatens his mother | that if his wishes be * not complied with he will go into Trak and eat bread. ''J But they eat with the rice suffioient quantities of other food containing more nutritive matter than rice does?for instance, butter, cheese, meat, beans, peas, vegetables, Ac. THE FOOD OF THE MAZAXDEEANI consists of rice, various stews made of condi ments, meats, fresh aud salt fish, game, butter, onions, garlic, walnuts, and pomegrauate juice, and of lettuce, milk, cheese, treacle and various fruits. Kice. with a curry or stew made of pheasant or woodcock, walnuts, pomegran ate juice, butter and garlic is the famous dish of Gilan and Mazanderan, called Fisnisass. Computation gives the yearly consumption of rice in Persia at 457.600 tons. About 800 tous of rice are imported annually from India by way of the Persian gulf ports, and deducting this quantity from the above total we get the yearly produce consumed in Persia. 157.300. In comparison with the quantity from the above total consumed that which is exported is incon siderable. amounting to hardly 20.000 tons per annum. Adding iO.OOO tons as the quantity ex ported to the total consumed, we get for the total vearly produce 477.300, or say in round numbers 500.000 tons, aud this figure I think near the truth." The Arkansas Ballot-Box Thieves. 0*t OF THEM ABBES TED?srPPOHF.D TO HAVE HAD A HAND IK THE CLAYTON ASSASSINATION". Robert Watkins was arrested at Pine Bluff. Ark., yesterday, charged with stealing the ballot-boxes at Plammerville. Ark., on the night i of November 6. the crime which had as an out- | growth the assassination of the republican con gressional candidate, John M. Clayton, brother of Gen. Powell Clayton. Yesterday's arrest is claimed to be the beginning of the end in the unraveling of the mystery surrounding the assassination. It is the general belief that the men who were concerned in the ballot-box theft were also concerned with the killing of Clayton. Watkins is now in the state prison. Homely Women Look Handsome, IX SOME OF THE MIUBOBS THAT ABE FASHIONABLE SOW. From the New York Graphic. "It is true." said u dealer in mirrors, "that none of us know exactly what manner of men we are. The mirror does not enable us to see our outer selves as others see us. Only the finest mirrors approach perfection of surface. The best ure made of plate glass, but if you happen to look into a large mirror you dis cover that the straight lines aud right angles of a room appear all awry. The reflection ? most nearly true to the object reflected is ob tained perhaps from a band mirror made of plate glass.or from a metallic mirror of mod erate size. Great pains are taken to insure a true surface iu plate glass, but few mirrors long in use have a surface iu a single plane. A slight defect distorts the image. I nave seen homely women look almost handsome in a mir ror by reason of a defect in the surface that remedied a bad feature. It is not difficult to sell such mirrors to ladies who need a flatterer near at hand. "Here is a mirror that illustrates what I have said," continued the dealer, taking down a circular glass enclosed in a stout frame, i which waa provided with a handle. The listener, looking in, beheld an odd distortion of his own features. One eye appeared higher than the other, one cheek bulged as if swollen with toothache, and the whole countenance was caricatured. "Look steadily for a minute," said the dealer, and he began to turn the mirror slowlv. As he did so the features reflected en gaged in a sort of kaleidoscopic dance. For no two seconds was the face the same. While this was going on the eyes of the gaser felt as if tbey were being twisted out of their socket*, and before the mirror had made a full revolu tion the performance had become very pninfuL "Feels odd, doesn't it?" said the dealer. "Now, that mirror is a scientific tov. Its sur face is cast purposely in several planes. One eye is reflected in one plane, the other in a different one, and the bulging cheek is still another. The pain to the eye* waa caused by the effort to adjust the vision to the constant change of plane presented by the revolution of the mirror. A LETTER TO THE POPE. (TroM the Catholic Hierarchy or tbf United States. From the Baltimore ton. The folio* tug to the fall tost of the letter re cently forwarded to the holy father by hto emi nence. Cardinal Gibbon*, in the nunc of the Catholic hierarchy of the United State*, ex proaritif the warm sympathy of Catholics with the head of the church, and protesting against the spirit of persecution manifested by the anti-relifious government of Italy toward the holy see: Mott Holy Fathrr?That set ire sympathy with a suffer ng parent which nature prompts in the heart* of faithful ehifdren the present crisis in your affnint seem* most urgently to demaud of u*. your devoted son*. It to well known to what a wretched state you are re duced by the malice of your enemies; with what countless sorrows aud anxieties you are everv day afflicted. It cannot then be a mat ter of surprise that we. your son* and bishojie. should be deeply moved at the spectacle of your distress. \Ye are united to you as the members of the Lumau body to the head, aud when the head suffers the whole frame has necessarily a sensible share in its pain. Where fore. though we accomplish nothing more, we may at least in some measure alleviate your trials by energetic protests, and by our ferjrent prayer to God, the avenger of outraged right and justice. When, eighteen Years ago. we learned that your capital city of Rome had been seized by the lawless troops of a treacherous monarch, we. our priests and our people were horror struck at the unparalleled enormity of the crime. We could not briug ourselves to credit that even unbelievers would have perpetrated such an outrage. Imagine, then, our shatnt and mortification wheu told that no heathen or heretic, but a prince boasting the name of Catholic Lad deliberately planned a deidso atrocious and had carried it out in the blood of your devoted subjects! Upon that occasion we were not unmindful of our duty to your holiness, but owing to the un fortunate state of Europe at that time we could do but little to mark our indignant sense of the wrongs done you. still we did what we could, and by our letters and public demon stration of sympathy we loudly denounced the shameful injustice before the entire world. But vour foes, most holy father, not content with Laving seized your territories by fraud und violence, have degradid your people to the | slavery of a foreign yoke, and subjected them to laws and institutions conceived in a snirit | of hatred to religion. Day after day adds to the rage and hate wherewith they menace God and our Lord Jesns Christ. His holy religion aud all who profess it. To such a pass is their 1 madness come that they act as though they would audaciously pull down the Almighty Himself from his throne, and once more hand over the sovereignty of the world to satnn, who. according to blessed Paul the Apostle, held it aforetime in bon dage. Like the Jews, they have taken Christ captive. forasmuch as they have loaded His vicar with dishonor. They have despitefully used him with mockery and ; insult, the cup of gall, the scourge and the cross of his Master. Nor are they wanting, j that you may walk more closely still in your Master's footsteps, new Pilates aud modern Herod*, men devoid of justice, piety aud re ligion. who, whilist they see you robbed of | your liberty and betrayed to your enemies. | make not the slightest murmur of protest or disapproval, but to hide or excuse their own cowardice, would have the world believe that the wrongs of tin- holy see How from what they call mist'ortuuc and the unhappy temper of the times. But the climax of insolence, wickedness and treachery is reached in the laws lately passed, whereby it is made a crime, punishable with fine aud imprisonment, tor any one openly to speak or write a word in your holiness behalf. Truly a hard lot to make a man the victim of the cruelist injustice, and then to make it a felony for him to bewail his miserable fate! It is no longer possible to mistake the end of all these things. That nefarious law not merely invades the natural rights of your faithful de fenders, it attacks your own most sacred per i sou. Beyond all doubt this was the will and purpose of those godless men in that iniquitous enactment. It was plainly their intention to deprive the holy see of all power in future over the Church catholic, not in Italy alone, but all i over the world. This, could they bring it about, would be to overturn the form of government established by Christ for His Church, to make void Hi* j promises, and destroy, in the end. the church herself. For, plainly, there can be no free dom for the Church if her supreme ruler is himself not free, and of what use are the members torn violently from their heady In defense of our own and our chief pastor's liberty we profess ourselves ready to undergo any aiid every danger. That liberty is part of j the precious heritage which our God brought down with Him from heaven to the earth and left to us. His sons. Let no one. therefore, j marvel that we should hold it beyond all price, | dearer to us than even our lives. | Be of good cheer, then. Leo. great pontiff. Bear well in mind what the Koyal Psalmist hath foretold for your comfort anil that of all the just?that God' will in His own time arise to judge your cause and scatter and destroy your enemies. He will awake as from sleejN and will cover them with everlasting shame. He will arise and will have mercy on Sion. j which the wicked have made their spoil. Mean while. we, your sons, relying on these sacred oracles, and on the promises of our Saviour Christ, will from our inmost soul most fervently prav that the time so long looked for may swiftly come in which you may with entire freedom rule over the whole Church, having changed even the wolves now ranging about the fold into the lambs of the flock. Prostrate at the feet of your holiness, we humbly beg for ourselves and our people the j apostolic blessing. Signed by the Cardinal Archbishop of Balti more. in the names of the prelate* of the country and his own. The Court's Sentiments Prevail. From the Sacramento Record-Union. A remarkable trial has just occurred at Brownsville before Justice Sparks, in which Daniel Hess was charged with stealing water I from a ditch. The trial consumed six days, aud was enlivened by a constant exchange of j personalities on both sides. Justice Sparks i said in presenting the instructions of the de- ! fense to the jury: "Gentlemen, them's my sentiments, and I want you to bring in a verdict accordingly, as they are the law. Tossiug the district nttorney'* instructions to the jury.the justice contemptuously remarked: "Them's not my sentiments; they're no good; but you can take tlicm for what they are j worth." The jury, after a few moments' deliberation, i returned a verdict of guilty. The justice stood aghast. ??What!'" he shouted, "you dare to go agin my sentiments? | The verdict is set aside and the prisoner dis charged!" This ends the case for the present, but further proceedings are expected. Lincoln aud Patents. Gath in the Enquirer. We can also remember that Abraham Lincoln probably received the means to lay off a while , aud conduct his debate on the subject of | slavery with Senator Douglas through the pro ceeds of his fee in the McCormick reaper case, j Washington and Lincoln were both the pro- I ducts of patents. A land patent was given to I Lord Fairfax in Virginia, und he had need of hurvevors to lay out that land, which otherwise would have been squatted on and left with no distinct title, like million* of acres in West Vir ginia still, which caunot be sold because no body can be proved to own them. They will not * be improved because thev cannot be owned. Among the surveyor* jumping at a job in hto boyhood's desire to ear# something and relieve lito mother wa* George Washing ton. He laid out farm* and tract* under the Fairfax patent, and spent seven year* in that occupation, which was preparatory to hto mili tary service*. Lincoln, a* I have shown, had time to mature himself for a debate with an experienced man like Douglas by a patent cane coming along. George Harding told me in 1884 how Lincoln wa* employed. It wa* neces essary. a* the case affected Illinois. to add to the list of lawyers like Harding and Stanton the name of some man from the Illinoto bar. They did not know any other lawyer in IUintto except Arnold, who had been engaged on the other side. They consulted W ashburae in Congress, and he said there was a man named Lincoln quite capable. They looked into a directory and saw merely the words: "A Lin coln. Springfield." Yet it was the debate which Lincoln earned the time to condnct by this case which brought him to the forefront of American history. Lincoln himself was an inventor, and you can see at the patent office hto model of a steamboat with air bladders of metal under her. to be filled with air so u to raise her in shal water. Wisdom la Rhyiwe. Oh. merchant, In thine hour of e e e. If on this paper you should c c c, And look for something toaprpp Your yearning for greenback v t t. Take our advice and now be 7 y jr. Go straight ahead and advert 111. You'll find the protect of some ill: Neglect can offer bo ex 4 4 4. Be wtoeat once, proleag jour d a a a, A silent business sooadekkk. Bvjrnln A>w*. TWO LONDON LITKRAKY WOMEN. Pen Sketches of >|rx. CnM Hoey and Mrs. Campbrll i'raed. From lh- Pt tt?l.urw Cfcruul. ir .r^^r^ (."fc#l H<*-r *n<1 Mrs. CrmpWtl Ptim d ?? T^" The ,, Irish lady of about sixty or antv-flve. short, ?tout, round-r.ced. and always dressed accord mg to American Ideas-rcrv unfashionable. 1ne*n ?? **?? grande.t of the grand artr.v of dowddy-dressed o)<l tmrli.li ladle*. wfceee a*, parel would drive an American woman crarr if ?be were obliged to wear it. Loosely-fitting bodice*, lace ?hawl*. eiiormou* cap*, pla.ijr banded hair?natural or a "scratch ?mitts and reticule. are component parts of tLu g.t-up * la Heine Victoria. By iu wearer* it u con sidered the dignified aud la-coming thing f.* elderly women: while the yellow-ekiiined. thin old woman, with an abundance of el:.borstelv> TSTli&l ^4r "? J'amoad earring* and tightiy-titling Parisian costume ia looked upon as one of the UK>?t offensive of Aiik i ., *n products. and is the constant subject of deris ion from l.ugl^h j? ns. pencils. ati<( voice* Although Mrs. Cashel Hoey has been for many years before the public as a writer. rt. J haa produced excellent w ark in fiction. she has noverbeen fortunate enough to achieve a won derful paving success. She liaa told me that Her earning* average AMW a rear, about (IW, or CjOa week, she values her American con nection very highly, and acknowledge* that the larger p.-.rt of her income is derived from America. Having formed a liter*rv partner fi\i?r c?r.rr,s:'1? purpose? With John Lillie. the Harpt r. are able to protect her later writ ?ngs. aud pay her with the promptness and ???erality tor which their name i* a sxnonim. Mrs Hoev live* in a pretty houae in tin "old court suburb. Kensington, not tar from the beautiful town bonne of the Duke of Argvil. on t ampclen hill. Her husband ia a legal light and is a permanent member of the couus. 1 for management of the Prince of Wales' Itothe 1,'1? "Bee bring, him a sslarv of 4.1.UUU |>er annum. so that financially as well sociallv Mr. and Mr*. Cashed Hoev* are iu an enviable position. Campbell Praed is a graceful, delicate young woman about Xi. She comes of u g. ,od family. and the name of her husband i* also .hat of one or the gentility. She is a charmm ? artistic dresser, and as far as her health will permit associates a tth a gay and fashionable set. Her novel* are wide I \ read, but in En gland arc kept aw.iv from young readers, ex nelly a* t)io*<- of Ouida. Ther ar?>m m certain sense brilliant, but art restricted loth. delm. >. tiou of scenes and manners of a fust and lo<>* class of people?a kind oulv too prominent iu large cities in this feverish age. Ucr litersrv ?tvle violates all canons of the art. as under stood aud studied by more se rious writers: l*ev ertheless, there is a glamour in h< r periods a tascinatiou in her study of character which causes a reader to pursue her tictiou br*wthle?s|i to the end. and then toss it awav. vowing that the time spent in I eading it might and should be more protiubly employed. Mrs. Campbell rTaed liaK been iii Am? rica. having made tbe now regulation trip thither with her frieud Justin McCarthy. Future of the Republican Party. WA&NEB S SPEtlE IS DEfKolT LAST mcit. Fleven hundred guest* sat down to an elab orate spread at the Detroit rink last night, the occasion being the fourth annual bauqtiet of the Michigan club. Senator Palmer was the presi dent of the evening. Gov. Luce delivered the address of welcome. The first speaker of the evening was the Hon. Warner Miller, of New York, who spoke to the toast. -The Puture of the Republican Party." He said: "It doe* not take much courage to march to death in war when TiO.OflO or 1UU.00U are marching with vou, but it does take courage some time to stan'l up for a great principle. The democratic parti tries out against sumptuary laws, and it is a di rect outgrowth of the old Calhoun dw-triue that you have no right to legislate for the morals of the people. The republican partv stands for the advancemt nt of temperance, and alwats has. It may not Ik- going as fast as some en thusiast would have it. but It is doing the best it can. This question must be setth d iu each state. The prosperity of the country depend, on the continuation of the success of the repub lican party. The republican party ap|* als to its past, and offer* it as an earnest of what it will do in the future." Letters of regret were received from Presi deut-elect Harrison. Vice-President-elect Mor ton. a number of I nited States Senator., and many others. No Trouble In Identifying Him. From the Chicajro Journal. George liowrou. a* everybody know*, is the leader of the Columbia orchestra. He is also one of the pleasantest gentlemen to be found within the city limits. A story is told a'oout him which is good enough to be true, whether it i* or not. In the course of events during the last summer Mr. Bowron received a draft tor money. I think Mr. Itowroti's draft came from his estate iu England, and that in view of his recent marriage he had instructed bis tew^rd to quit stacking the estate fund np iu the bank and to send him a small sad Anvway he had the draft, and he took it to a bank aud' handed it through the little brass-bound wiudow to the cashier. This gentleman looked at Mr. Bowron. who blushed, as he always does whta people stare at hiin. ??.ire yon Mr. Bowron'/" asked the cashier. "I believe I am."' "Well, you'll have to be identified** "But I m Bowron?George Bowron, leader of the orchestra at the Columbia." "Oh. 1 know who George Bowron is all right enough, but I don't know that you're the man. Just bring somebody that we kliow to identify you." Mr. Bowron ? s moving awav in disgust at the red tape and circumlocution "whic h rascality make* necessary in a!l professions, when th? cashier called him back. "Would you mind turning vour back to me and taking off your hat'/" he asked. Mr. Bowron did so. "Here s your money. Mr. Bowron. It's all right. I've known the back of vour head for five years." Why He Whs Rejected. Jfew York Correspoudeucr of Boston Qawtte. Col. Robert G. Ingersoll was not blackballed at the Players' club, because that is not the way that the Players shows its disinclination to admit a man to membership. His name wu posted as that of one whom some of the mem bers would like to see in their club, but there was such general opposition to it tihit it was withdrawn. A member of the Plavers told me the other day that it was not because <Y?L Iugcrtioll is an agnostic that he was not w ant* d. but it was because of his connection with the star-route scandal, and. to use liis expr. wti?n. because he is a "blatherskite." There are. no doubt men iu the club v.ho are not orthodox m their religious beliefs, bu; thev don't make a pre'esaiou of insulting the beliefs of others. Coi. Ingersoll is a man of certain gifts of ora tory. but he seems to take )wins to misapply them, and he wakesaaeloquent and as eiith m a&tic over a fifth-rate thing as over one that rates among the highest. It seems to make no difference to him. He only wants an oppor tunity. sud away he goes, up and down the columns of the dictionary, buck and forth o.er the page* of the rhetoric, aud after he has ?n ished, what does it all amount to? Nothing, except a lot of wildly extravagant words tint might apply to some occasions, but seldom those at which CoL lngertoll discharges them. George Was at the Klglit. From the Cbiairu Herald. "George, love. I ass very, very lonesome without you. l*roiniMe me. dearest, that yon will never leave me all niglit eguin." "I do, darling; but you know I couldn't help it this time." ?"No; I suppose you really did have to go." "Yes; I couldn't possiblv get out of it. Von got my message all right'/" "Yes. dearie." "You see. there ?%s a meeting of the creditors of Brown A Co.. who failed at Ht. Louis the other day, and I had to go down to see about our claim." "How did it come out'/" "It was a draw?I?I mean, my dear, that we agreed to a compromise." "For how much?" "For 64 ron?M cents on the dollar." "Don't leave me again. George, will von? I wasswlullv lonesome and 1 dreamed of burifian all night long." * He's ? Ulgamlst. From tbo Ckicwii HerslaL A ring at the 'phone at Lawyer Sharp'* "Hello: What is itr "Is this Sharp's ottoe?" "Yes." "I'm Jackson. How's my divorce case/" "All right. I'll finish it np this morning." *-Good enough. So long." Two hours later <.* hitcii in divoree proceed ings i. A loud ring at Jackson * 'phone "Hello! Who is it?" "Sharp, is Jackson in?" "No. Harriet, and off for New York." Sharp?"Great heavens! Jackson However, it Is a bigs