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OLD COURT RKCORDS.
l'unUhnie nts Inflicted at the Beginning
of the Century.
lunin axd rr*Lic wnirrtxa wxcx fbi
DCimi IWOSUI?THE COCIT I1U Till THE
tOWWM or ATron?TJ*<? NOTARIES, constable*,
ioiomu. A5D or isnri.ii> uyrom asd other
licenses.
The book* of the old Circuit Court of the
Diatrict of Columbia. ?omo of them tinting
back to near tho beginning of the century, are
In the archives of the clerk of the court ami
we in a passable state of preservation. The
first volume of original minutes, covering the
years 1801-2-."). oj.< n* with tho record of the
first day of the June term, commencing June
22. 1801. and runs to February 22. 1804. On
the first page is recited thftt Wm. Kelty. Jas.
Marshall, and Wm. ('ranch were the judges,
Daniel C. Brent mar-hal. and Uriah Fo?r< ?t
clerk. Then follows the names of 20 persons
as grand jurors, with Thos. G. Addison fore
man. and a list of .'(*> witnesses to the grand
jury. The name of Cartwnght Tinpett. after
ward jailer, appears .is banilf. Much of the
minute* m made up of recognizances for keep
iot; ordinances.
1 (n July 1 Richard Jamison and Abraham
Boyd were appointed supervisors of roads.
On July 10 are
TttE na*T PE. I.ARATIGNS r?>t rrTIZEWMr.
Tl.adv Hogan. a native of Ireland, nnd Hugh
D: nslcy. n native of England, lb the same
?lay certain rni?-s of practice were adopted fix
>ng the gfcotid Monday in September. Decem
ber. March and June us th > plea dnvs. The
nr-. case in which a severe *? utrye appears is
that under date of Thursday. June 2o. 1801, in
which .Sam Barker is charged with felony, and
the sentence is "that be be burnt with a. hot
iron in the l^-awn of the tpnmb of the left
hand, and tli#t he give seenritv for his good
behavior for two years"? *1.000 personallv and
two securities in 4500. I hi June 26. Jolin
t lancy was convicted of a felony and sentenced
to be fined *1 and be publicly whipped. On
Jane 27. t'hns. Houseman was found guilty of
stealing a plane from John I'hips. and sen
tenced "to pay I'hips 300 pounds of tobo. i to
bacco). to be pilloried Mr a quarter of an hour
and have ten strip> s." On the same day
Houseman. who. from his penchant for car
penter s tools, itenn to have be< n appropri
ately named, was found guilty of stealing a
handsaw and chisel. He was sentenced to re
turn the goods and pav four fold tlie value, to
pay a fine of 42
asp have twenty sTBirr"."
On the same day John Cannon was convicted
of an assault and battery on one Beech and
fined 415. and Richard Hall, convicted of keep
ing a disorderly house, was fined $10 and costs.
On the 29th Houseman. convicted two days
be fore of stealing, was again found guilty "of
stealing?this time two plank valued at 40
cents, and sentenced "to be burnt with a hot
iron on the brawn of the thumb of the left
hand, and give security for his good behavior
for two years.""
John Pedor and Samuel Morris were con
victed of stealing a hog and sentenced "to
pay four fold the value to wit: 600 pounds of
tobacco, return the property to B. Peter, jr..
to be pilloried one-quarter an hour each, and
each to have five stripes."
On the following day. June 30. Mr. Samuel
Harrison Smith appeared in response to a writ
of attachment and recognized in 41.000 to ap
pear at the nest term, and to continue on his
good behavior. %
The records show that from time to time
overseers of roads, inspectors of tobacco ware
Louses and keepers of ferries were appointed
or licensed. On September 14. 1*02. Wm. Ward
was licensed as a hawker and peddler, the entry
reciting that he had paid 416 to the marshal.
The attorney's fees were fixed at 46.67 in law
cases and ?10 in chancery cases.
The September term was convened on the
2*th of that month, and N'otlev Young was ap
pointed tori man of the grand jury. On the
follow lug day John Thomas Frost was appointed
the coroner for the county.
On October 2 John M. White and Cartwright
Tippet was appointed constables and Josias
Wllson King was appointed the following day a
notary public.
Ou October 8 Daniel Henderson was tried on
?.n indictment charging him with stealing a
Pair qf silver candlesticks and a saddle and
bridle. ' he jury found a verdict of guiitv of
the first and not guilty of the second, "and
judgment was entered that he have "thirty
?tripe# on the bare back and pav a tine of 4120.
being four-fold the value o? the property
stolen."
riMT cotvictios rot otmnia.
The first conviction for suffering a gaming
table on premises appear* on March 23. 1802.
the defendant being Francis Kearney, and a
fine of 4133.33?^ was imposed.
On March 21 Thomas M. Sprogel was con
victed of an assault and battery and sentenced
to pay a fine of 25 cents, the lowest sum ap
pearing on the books. The next dav Robert
Middleton was convicted in two cases of assault
and battery and a sentence of a fine of *40 and
costs in each was imposed. The judgments in
the cases of this character provided for com
Riitment to jail in default of payment of the
line - and until security be given "for good be
havior."
THE RECORD OF THE FIRST XfRDEB
case is found under the date of March 30, 1902.
the defendant being James Macgirck, whose
name appears the previous year, when he was
recognized for liis good behavior. The verdict
"guiitv" is written in a large running hand, as
also the judgment: "To return to the jail from
whence he came, and from thence to the place
of execution, and there to be hanged bv the
neck till dead."
A habeas corpus case was before the court
August 2. the petitioner being Isaac Johnson,
a colored man. confined in jail presumably on
the theory that he was a slave. He made oath
that he was "a free man of color," and was dis
charged from custody.
In September. 1802. in a record of the
recognizance of Francis Tick and Lewis Morris,
to tho effect that Francis -will not carry or
cause to be carried the negro Calisto out of
District of Columbia, and will not
fell her to any person unless such
person is actually residing in said District."
The Decc mlwr tern. 1102. was ojs r.ed on the
27th of that month and there were five cases of
"keeping gaming table" tried, in each of which
the verdict was guilty and sentence fine of
?133..?3. January 8. 1803. one McCormick was
found guilty of
XARBTI30 A GIRL rSDEE AGE.
This term adjourned January 18. without
day. At the end of the minutes "for this term
there is a list of forty licenses to retailers,
st ve 'iteen for retailing l'quor and twelve to re
tail liquor ou the race track Novembe r, 1803,
ant' eighty-two ordinary keepers.
At this term. December. 1803. tnore were sev
eral persons sentenced to be whipped, the num
ber of "stripes" varying from ten to tliirtv
nine.
The nut term was July 4. 1803. bnt no busi
ness was transacted.
The bill of John T. Mason, attorney for the
District of Columbia for the July te'nu. 1804.
foots up 4300 for twenty-six entries and fifteen
are marked runaway*. He adds. "I attended
the court of Washington upon the business of
the United States ten days." The account of
Daniel C. brent, marshal', to March. 1S<U. foots
up 4154.20. and of the clerk, Uriah Forrest.
4'247.36.
Philip Williams and Jacob Ray were con
victed. September 24. 1H04. of parsing counter
feit money, and sentenced. October 3. to seven
years at hard labor.
On July 27. 1804. John Munroe wi s tried, but
the offense n, not stated and only the verdict of
guiitv is noted. October 8th, following, is the
sentence,
"TO Br. 3ARKED IS THE BEAWX OF THE THfJIB
of the left bund with the letter 'f and dis
charged." .
In January. 1804. Wilson Bryan refused to be
sworn as a juror, avowing that he was a Meth
odist. end ?as committed to the custody of the
marshal. Three jurors were fined 415rach for
escaping from tlie jury-room before finuing a
verdict.
It is interesting to note some of the bills
which are spread at length on the minutes.
'1 wo dollars per day is the charge for a room
for the grand jury at Steeles' hotel. The bills
of tlie Unite d States to James Kenner. jailor
of Washington county, charge 20cents per day
for each prisoner committe d by the court for
fiue and costs, and that running from Febiu
arv 1. lsol. to August 10, foots up ?100.10.
THE COCRT HAD Xl'CH LAKOER POWER*
than the present court, for the records show
that they appointed notaries and constables,
licensed keepers of ferriea. keepers of ordi
naries. retail-rs. hawkers, and peddlers. The
minutes of the July term. ltftH. show that thir
ty -eight keeper* of ordinaries, twenty-OM re
tailers. and mx keepers of ferries were author
ised. The popularity of horse-racing .* seen
in the fact that licences were granted to twen
ty-four persons to sell on the rare ground in
November. 1804.
From January. 1806. to April. 1806. the im
position of "burning in tue brawn of the
thumb of the left hand'' does not appear, but
whipping was continued, and it was always
coupled with a fine. The minutes about this
time, January. 1*06. show that a rule was laid
against Robert W. Peacock, a member of the
bar, to show why he should not be disbarred.
On the 22J he wit* convicted on one indictment
and wntonced to three year* at hard labor; ou
the 28th he was convicted ou another and sen
tenced to pay a fine of *250 nnd three months
imprisonment, and on February 1st he pleaded
guilty to a third indictment and was sentenced
to two years' imprisonment at hard labor. The
oirnaac was passing conn forfeit billa of ex
change.
It mar interest the national guardsmen to
mention (hat the records of Januarv 20. 1x06,
"0rJ n,ot??n of J. P. Van Ness."colonel of
militia and pres.dent of the legionarv court,
summons for witnesses against John Edwards,
collector, were issued."
The record for 1806 and 1907 show! princi
pally coimctiou* of theft and sentencedvarv
ing from three to thirty-nine stripes, the fines
varying from *1 to 120.
On .Inn' 17. l-*07. Ixanc Norris was convicted
ofman slaughter, and sentenced to pav a Sne of
f- imprisonment lor 12 calendar months
from May 1.6.
In 1^'W Volf Gongfogle. for felonv. was sen
tenced in each of two cases to *1 tine and 20
strips; Betsy Clark, for theft. ~1 fine and 5
?wipes; l\. F. Williams, for theft, to and 20
stripy; W. Collins, theft, % 10 and 3a stripes.
On January 30, Thomas MePherson, on two
cases of horse stealing, was convicted, and re
ceived a sentence of 30 stripes and fine ot ?120
in one and 20 stripes and sril in another.
I nder the date October 8, 1H0C. appc srs the
entrv I. ,s. ngt. Sabrell Scott. in which the lat
ter gives security in *COO -not to remove Ne
gro Ur n from the District nor obstruct him
from attending court in support of his petition
, fr< edom. and in the meantime will find
clothes and Use him well." A subsequent cn
. try. June 10, shows that upon the trial of the
I usue the jury foun.l for the petitioner.
On the si.ine d;.y J-'i<h !a \\ inters, in her suit
? ag.t.iiHt Alice Dermott. obtained her freedom.
L :ider date of April 13, 1 som, I'olly Simpson,
j committed to jail by u magistrate as a runaway,
sued out a writ of habeas corpus and was dis
charged from custody.
ANCIENT TOWN RECORDS.
Bladensburg in the lijist Century?Fam
ily Names wlilch .still Survive.
Bl.>.D!:sshv?<j. Md? Feb. 22.
Among the records of the town commission
ers of this ancient burg is a time-stained vol
ume whose record goes back far beyond the
war of independence. The first record in the
piece of antiquity, its own snnctuation pre
served. after stating that u previous book of
minutes had been mutilated so that a copv had
to be made, goes on as follows:
A CKSTUBV AND A HAI.P ACO.
' Record book of the town of liladensburgh.
Maryland, sst:
ViftU.e ?f an act of Awcmbly, entitled an
act for tho laying out. erecting sixtv aejes of
land into a town, on the south side of the East
ern Branch of Potomac, called Bladensburgh.
which said act empowers us. the subscribers,
as commissioners, to treat with the owner or
owners, person or persons, owning said lands,
for sixty acres to be laid out into sixtv lots
for said town and to dispose of them in manner
and tortn following:
'IJ* ^,'1' that the commissioners met
on the land November 1?, mi. viewed it. and
appointed Thomas Cbettam their clerk.
x ollowmg is the next entry :
tl;? seventeenth day of Februarv, one
thousand seven hundred and fortv-two, the
following warrant was issued bv order of the
commissioners and directed to 'the sheriff of
?Tinee< George's countv. viz :
" ' Prince Otnrye's I 'ouuty, sat:
^>e e?ma,and you that you summon and
empannel twenty-four good and lawful men,
freeholders of your bailwick. to be and appear
at the Garrison landing on Fridav, the 25th
Uay of February instant. in order "to inquire
and assess what damage or recompense shall
l>e paid and given to the owner or owners, per
son or persons, owning the ..aid sixtv acres of
"?(J,now 1',u' out f(>r ? town called Bladen?
burgh. according to the directions of an act of
and provided.0' ^ PrOViBCO in tUlit
un',er our han<ls an<* seal this sev
enteenth dav of February, one thousand seven
hundred and forty-two.
" ' Jajiks Ei'Moxstox, [Seal.]
?"Osbobs Si-moo. [Seal.)
William Maxdcit, [Seal.]
T "'Tuos. Ga.ntt, Ji nu.. I Seal.]
i* Johx Hmbchx. eaq., sheriff ot countv
aforesaid. ? * ?
'?On the 5th day of March. 1742. Capt. James
Edmonston. Mr. OsLorn Sprigg, Mr Wm
Mandnit. Capt. Thos. Gants. and Mr. Tho-'
Waring met on the land laid out for a town
tailed I.Iadenaburgb. and made sale of the lots
to the several persons following:'1
Here follows a list of the lots sold, with the
t^ pnrchHsers. and the price paid
30 ?hi\i Shest price paid was for 'No.
30, sold to Miss Calvert, "the owner of the
land, for ?2 IDs., and for Nos. 31 and 32, sold
*??&? Klchola8 ^'ESS and William
HUieary for the same price. The lowest wus
for No#. 28 and 29, sold respectively to John
Needham and Ihomas Crampton, for 2k. tkl.
eacn. Among the name* here exhibited are
many of persons whose descendants are still
with us, as the Culverts, Thomases. Suotvdcns
Lownde.es, Wanngs. Bakers, Cooks. Owens!
Uealls, ?Vc., but the names of more than half
are of families no longer here.
AN OLD FAMILY JIAN8IOX,
Mr. Christopher Lowndes, mentioned as the
purchaser of one of the original lots, was an
extensive merchant and ship-builder here
and had a ship-yard ou the Eastern brauch'
just belowBladensburg. His old brick man
sion. the "Boslock house." is one of the rnauv
monuments of those bygone davs still here"
is singularly well preserved, and is at present
the property of the Stevens'. On one of the
chimneys, up to a few years ago, was the fol
lowing inscription in iron letters:
? C. L.
1716.'
Recently the letters have fallen, but the date
is as clear as it was one hundred and fortv
three years ago. At this old mansion a grand
b.di was given by Mr. Lowndes to the officers
Vr-iV nch cavalry on their return from
lorktown, and tra.imon says the old house
held nigh carnival on that occasion. Of the
old sire there isu grandson. Mr. B. O. Lowndes
JiTi r!?1; , ' " a bfother-in-law of
the late Bishop Pinkney. and resides at "Bleu
the home of his father, beantifullv
situated on a hill overlooking Bladensburg anil
the surrounding country. The William Man
duit. whose name appears as one of the com
missioncrs at the time of the laving out of the
town, is1,tried in the old village graveyard
, 'fe" . erumbling tombstone records the
date of his death, 1713. His grave is the old
est one of certain record therein. The next in
antiquity bears the toilowing inscription:
'?Mebct Cbkw.
Died 1775, aged 57."
At Garrison's Lauding, where the act of tho
assembly directed the town to be laid out
there was. up to a recent period, a wharf,
. re considerable cargoes used to be dis
charged. At present a blacksmith's shop
"f"' ?ni !'C f"t,e of thc ?,d landing. The
town was laid out during the administration of
Thos. Bladen, lience the name.
the last record
of the old volume is the minutes of a meeting
held August 24, 1836, at which time Messrs. K
T. Lowndes, C. U Hyatt and Harison Penn were
commissioners Mr. Hyatt, after whom thel
neighboring villag,. or HyattsvUle was named
dieQ only a few year, a?o. The old book is in
a fair state of preservation auife the w?iti'i?
perfectly clear and legible. Mr. Jas. H Wil
son, a member of the present board of town
commissioners bus recently made a search for
the boundary stones of the acre lots of the
original survey and has succeeded in unearth!
lng many of them. The corner-stones have a
cross cut on the top of each aud many of them
?till stand firm and erect.
Written for The Evexisg Stab.
The Goo<l-Dye.
He plucked the fragrant clover blooms
'Neatli the warm glowing summer sky
"Keep tnese. .lear heart, bid me Uod-spe'wL
True love can never say good-bye;"
"Beloved. O, wherefore are my fears?
You give me strength and happinew;
Though leagues across the world 1 go
Your love will be a power to bless!"
Beep sorrow in her heart subdued,
A Joy intense o'erspread her face';
"O, Sweet, my life is yours", she cried,
"lorever"' and, with teuderest grace.
She bowed her head upon his breast;
'lhe soft wiud stirred her tresses fair.
Faith and high hope his spirit thrilled^
I pon her hps he breathes a prayer. '
And trustingly, with hands close clasped,
'Aiid fragiant bloom, 'neath tunht sky.
Her eyes rellee-ted heaven s pure light;?
W itn Love's own kiss she said "good-bye."
,,, -1L U. P.
_ Hnt in Arithmetic.
From Puck.
Aunt (to six-year-old Willy)?' Now. Willy, if
you were to save up 1 cent each day in the
coming year, how much would yon have on the
cIom? of thc year in dollars and cents?"
Yt illy (after a long consideration)?'-?3.15."
kU1, *.Llly' how 40 you fl?ure 63-15?
scho^l^W.^^'irtb u' 10 **'" 80 Cent* to
she^ke^L^i *??*? year, or
& pwti" "T**jr ^
THE 1
THE GREAT BALL KOOJI.
Mow the Immense I'cnslon Court will 1
Look on March 4.
BCSTIXO AND 1TOWKB8, RADIANCE AND FBA- |
GBAXCE?THE PAOODA FOB THE BANDS? BE'iC- I
LATION9 GOVERNING THE ATI UOACilES TO THE j
BCILDINO, ETC.
The decorators Lave just begun their work
of transforming the great white court of the
l>ension office into a beautiful ball room, and
bunting, shields, gold, silver, pennants, por
traits, designs, and other materials to be used
in the operation lie ail around on the tiled
floor, while the sound of hammers makes
! merry music. The decorations, as planned by
the contractor. Mr. F. Aldridge, of Brooklyn,
promise to be about as magnificent as anv ever
seen in this country. The accompanying pic
ture gives a representation of the Pension hall
as it will appear when decorated.
THE GRAND COURT.
The hall affords a good field for the arrange
ment of colors, it being without question the
largest construction of the kind on this hemis
phere and, barring churches and cathedrals,
lias few. if any. equals in the world in floor and
balcony area and height. Its immense size
may be realized by a few figures. The clear
length is 816 feet, the width lie feet and the
m ight t? the surmounting roof 14'J feet. The
hall is broken by two screens of four immense
pillars ? feet in diameter or over 18 feet in cir
cumference at the base. 5 feet at the top and
i.- if g"' ?nrn?onnted by artistic arches
which rapport the roof. These screens greatlv
enhance the superb architectural features of
the hall and give the effects of dimensions
horizontal and vertical which otherwise would
not be so impressive.
i- ? area ?f, the rnarbl? tessellated floor is
31.000 square feet, or very nearlv an acre.
On the four sides of the floor extends an
arcaded corridor 12 feet wiue and 20 feet high,
formed of <6 iron Corinthian columns 13 feet (i
inches high, with a range of elevation sur
mounting arches G feet 6 inches around the en
tire interior and supporting a balcony of the
same dimensions, the entire circuit of the
I 10 Io"S ftud 28 fe** 1'iRh. and
I tippojting on r* marbleued columns a sur
mounted bolus traded promenade or parapet of
the dimensions of the balcony and 43 feet from
the marble pavement below. On this sur
mounting parapet, at intervals over the col
umns, are large vases for floral display.
THE BALCONIES.
The balcony and surrounding parapet are
reached by brick steps 12 feet long, laid on
arches and ascending from each gate. When
bWB??h ?n occasion df national festivity,
like the coming ball, the arched balconies aiid
d in hunting and embroidered
tapestries representing all the states of the
L nioii unci nations of the globe pendant from
nl'n^'^i^' altitude of ^ the roof, nearlv 150 feet
imT.i f- r' streamers, vases filled
with exotics crowning the parapet and groun
liigs of tropical foliage surrounding the bases
of the mighty Corinthian columns and filling
grand. ipaCe" ?f tL? corridors- ^ ?""e is
The capacity of the hall is equal to the de
mands of an almost unlimited throng. The
conveniently accommodate over
ik^ m*0'"1' i rlnK tl,e Cleveland ball in
Pl0,>. pHSIk;d in tbt' B"tes. and vet
here *a* arapJe room for dancing and prorne
? Utt(M,k two bnnd?- the Marine band,
of Washington. 100 pieces, and the great Ger
mans orchestra, of Philadelphia. t.? furnish
health"* \ t,U" U WnB difficult to
near the harmonious bounds above the bury
of vo,ces and shuffling or feet of thousands of
guest# on the floors.
It may be expected that this room will
present a picture never before excelled ? u '
country for beauty and elegance. A thousand
incandescent lights flood the building wtth soft
ened radiance. Choice flowers perfume the
stmt? 1 d,ellght,.the eye' whi,e th'' "'ore sub
stantial decorations art such as to make the im
mense hall a thing of beauty.
THE PAOODA.
The most conspicuous and prominent feature
of the interior scene will be the two-story Jap
anese pagoda that is now being finished. It is
m the center of tlio building, built over and
around the fountain, that on ordinary occa
sions lends its babbling to the noise of scratch
ing of thousands of pens as thev fly in their
missions of pension-giving or pension-refusing
The lower part of the pagoda is a grotto built
of rocks and ferns around the fountain- a Dic
turesque retreat for the dancers, where thev
ca? rest, surrounded by the glamour of flowers,
soft lights and running water. The second
floor will accommodate the band?one hundred
performers?who will play the dancing music
Above them, on the third gallery, wilf be sta
tioned the Marine band, who are to conduct
the promenade concert. The whole structure
will be made gay with streamers of buntinir
draperies of flags and brilliant with electric
lights. It will be without doubt the most tak
ing thing in the whole plan of the decoration,
and will break the immense space of the floor
with good effect;
Portraits of the new President and Vice
President will be placed on the front, and run
ning entirely around the structure. Just above
the first story, will be a line of shields, each
bearing the name of a state or a territory.
Gilt and the glitter of the gas jets will reveal
the colors of the flag: On the top of the pagoda
ta? WOr? ?'ConHJ;itu,ion" W1? blaze forth in
letters of fire. The eight columns lifting the
dome eighty feet from the ground are twined
with heavy laurel garlands interspersed with
palm leaves.
decorations.
For the decorations of the ball-room are
promised a massing of color, a glitter of armor, a
drapery of flags and the painted gorgeousnessof
the national and state coat-of-arms. Their back
ground will be the dead white walls of the vet
unfrescoed interior of the big hall. The
scheme of decoration will be to drape the gal
ery all around with flags and garland with
kurel, spruce and pine the four big columns
which divide the space into three great sec
! tions. Bunting will be suspended from the ceil
ing, running in all directions, and forming an in
tricate mass of brilliant colors. In the decora
tions the American colors will bo the prevailing
feature. Silk flags, satin bunting, giltand silver
ornaments will be used. The fronts of the
three galleries which completely encircle the
ha}}, one above thoi other, will be festooned
with flags and the coata-of-arms of the states.
2?iEiaLm,!!1,n* )ch support the roof of
the hall, will be almost hidden by projecting
flags Iheir Uses will have plush dados, eight
feet in height, with shields above them.
u f.rVnUof the galleries running all round
I*re f?,tooned with American flags,
and in the spaces between are alternately suits
^ .fik i ver"pl#te,iamor mooted with
a silk plush backing, and large coata-of-arms,
painted in oil. of all the states and nation* sur
mounted by carved and gilded eagles over the
states and crowns or other national
r.rf/? h "?????? draped with appro
priate flags of silk. Garlands of laurel and
front? * ,nl,diung effect twined along the
k decorations. Each one of the
tioual banner oI saUn with the coat-of-arms
ENAUGURAL BALL-I
embroidered upon it. Twenty calcium lights
are to be placed in tlie top gallery nnd 2.000 in
candeeceut electric lights along the sid^s of the
bull-room. The tlor.il decorations are to be
on a scale never before attempted. 'I ho same
New York florist who furnished flowers for
1 ?resident Cleveland's inauguration will supply
them on this occasion. It will take 5.000 yards
of laurel festoons, 6 inches thick, to cover ihe
ceiling.
F.LAB0HA7E FLORAL DESIOSS.
Suspended from the lower gallery is a series
of panels, 5 feet by 10 feet, made entirely of
choice flowers, a panel being devoted to each
I department of state, upon which is wrought, in
half relief, some suitable device. The Navy
I department bears upon a floral background a
man-of-war; th? Department of the Interior, a
pioneer scene representing a log cabin, a newly
felled tree, a plow nnd a sheaf of grain; the
Pout-Office department, a mail-bag and nn en
velope dtilv stamped, postmarked, and ad
dressed in a flowing hand to '?Benjamin Harri
son, Washington, I). C." Over each panel is 1
the name of the department it symbolizes and
a quill of flowers. About the upper gallery
are vases alternating with the columns, filled
with rare palms.
When Gen. Harrison and Vice-President
Morton enter the hull at the west end they will
pass under a floral ball 15 feet in diameter. At
an opportune time a string will be pulled nnd
the floral ball will open and a shower of cut
flowers will d< scend upon the presidential
party. The same manipulation will release an
entire flock of imprisoned canary birds and
paroquets who will mingle their songs and
voices with the exclamations of joyful delight
from the assembled thousands. When the
President and attendants reach the other eud
of the hall another floral ball exactly like the
first will open and flowers and canary birds in
great number will enliven the scene.
Suspended from the center of the dome will
be an immense floral ship of state?r. three
master and thirty feet long, which can be seen
in the picture printed above.
Immense oil portraits of President Harrison
and Vice-President Morton, each fifteen feet
high, mounted with American flags on plush
and gold frames, are conspicuous features.
The offices of the conim.ssioner of pensions,
elaborately furnished and decorated, will be
used by the Presidential party as reception
rooms." There are spacious dressing. e'loaV,
supper, and receution rooms on the lirst floor,
and broad iron stairways and tiled galleries Tor
the immense throng who only come to look on.
THE DANCE MUSIC.
But for those who come to dance?and there
wiii be many?there will be music of the best
quality. The music of the evening will be oft*o
kinds, one furnished by the U. S. Marine band,
directed by Prof. John Philip Sousa. assisted
by Salvato're Petrola, and the other by Beck's
orchestra of 100 pieces, conducted by Hinion
Husslerund J. O. S. Beck. 'Ihe promenade
concert will precede the dancing, and will be
gin with the "Presidential Polonaise." com
posed by Prof. Sousa for the occasion. and per
formed by both the baud and orchestra. Then
will follow: 2. Overture. "Festival." Lentuer:
orchestra. 3. Grand fantasia. "Tannhauser."
Wagner; band. 4. Marche. "Aux Flambeaux."
Meyerbeer; band. 5. Overture, "Merry Wives
of Windsor," Nicholai: bund. C. Selection,
"Lohengrin." Nicholai; band. 6. Selection, j
"Lohengrin." Wagner; orchestra. 7. Colloca
tion. "The Pearl Fishers," Bizet; band.
The orchestra will be composed of the follow- j
ing instruments: 25 brass and reed. 22 first vio- .
lins. 14 second violins, 10 violas, G violoncellos.
12 contra basses. 2 harps, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 j
bassoons, 5 clarionets. 1 saxophone. 2 picolos. |
4 French horns, 4 cornets, 4 trombones. 1 eu- i
phonium. 2 bass tubas. 2 small drums, 1 bass )
drum and cymbals. The players were selected
from the music association of Philadelphia.
They will render the dance program, as fol
lows:
Order of Dancing: 1?Waltz, Militaire;
WuldteufeL 2?Promenade; the Gypsy's Sera
nade. Nehl. 3?Quadrille; Fleur-de-Lisc,
Strauss. 4?Waltz, Santiago; Corbin. 5?
Promenade, characteristic dances; the Co
quette. Sousa. C?Landers, Luck in Love,
Weingarten. 7?Polka, Journalist- Hassler.
8?Promenade. Grand Ballet; La Fille der
Phareon, Pugrel. U? Landers; College Songs,
Zimmerman. 10?Waltz; La Reine do la Mer.
Sousa. 11?Promenade, Mosaic; The Yeoman
of the Guard, Sullivan. 12?Polka, Lilly; Hass
ler. 13? Promeuade, Caprice; Bambaula,
Urich. 14?Landers. Nadji; Chassaigne. 15?
Waltz, lieve d'ete; Bucalossi. 16?York, One
Heart, One Mind; Strauss. 17?Promenade,
Valse, La Gitaua: Bucalossi. 18?Landers: Er
minie, Jakoblowski. 19?Waltz, Keign of Ven
ice; Vaelker. 20?Quadrille; Vulksgarten,
Strauss. 21?Promenade. Description Piece, A
Trip on the Limited: Don. 22?Landers; Amta,
Hoffman. 23?Galop, On the bands; Puerner.
TUE UECEPTIOS.
Of course the President and Mrs. Harrison
will be the centers of attraction, and after
them the Vice-President and Mrs. Morton, and
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland (who will then be en
titled to that form of address). They will be
besieged with people from the moment they
emerge from their cloak-rooms until they enter
their carriages early next morning. People
who want to shuke the hand of the new Presi
dent, to greet him and offer their congratula
tions upon the happy events of the day, and
people who want to give a parting word to the
retiring executive and his beatitiful wife. It
will be a continual round of hand-shaking and
little impromptu speeches, while the band will
be playing and black-coated men and women,
in enchanting costumes, will whirl over the
smooth marble tiles in the mazes of the dance.
The scene from the galleries will be one of
the greatest animation and beauty. Every ele
ment of harmony will be there, coloring, light,
music, beauty, delicious odors, a combination
never to be lorgotten.
THE SUPPER.
But dancing and talking and handshaking
make most folk hungry, especially after such a
fatiguing day as the 4th of March happens to
be every fourth year. For such there will be
supper rooms, tables laden with all that the
most particular palate could demand. All the
delicacies that go to make up a sumptuous
buffet supper will be provided. It will be a
stand-up. take-wliat-you-want sort of supper,
for it would be utterly impossible to provide
chairs for the five or six thousand people who
mav decide to partake. A temporary kitchen
lias been erected on the north side of the
building, but most of the stuff will be brought
here cooked and will only need the usual pantry
attention to serve. The supper rooms will be
in the offices on the north side, where con
venient access to the kitchen and china rooms
can be had.
A long buffet will extend through all the dif
ferent apartments parallel with the north wall
and about four feet from it Behind this will
stand a corps of attendants, whoso duty will
be simply to carry on the communication be
tween the supper room and the kitchen. On
the other side will be a corps of waiters to serve
the guests.
The supper fee is to be $1, and the following
is the bill of fare:
Blue Points on icc.
Hot?Bouillon, in cups; steamed ognptM** la
poulctte, chicken croquettes, iimu thiuafl Ml|t
a la Keice; terrapin. Philadelphia style.
Cold?Assorted sandwiches, mayonOTHK*
chicken, lobster salud. cold tongue, fiwl
vue, cold ham a la Montmorency, benotl ft
key a la Americaine, breast of quail ?fj( vfc
. ?
O OM.
ron. pate do foie gras a la Harrison; terrine of
game, u la Morion.
Sweets?Assorted ice cream, orange water
ice. lionian punch. oyraTnid of Nougat Be
naissance, bts-uivc ol' bon-bons, republienn:
pavillion. rustic, assorted fancy cakes, des
serts. coffee.
This important part of the r.rrnngementa has
been entrusted to Mr. George C. Boldt. the
proprietor of the hotelBellevue, Philadelphia,
where the renowned dinner, of the far-famed
Clover club have beeV held for several years.
For the last inauguration there were provided
1,000 quarts of ice cream. 500 quarts of water
ices, 20C roast turkeys, 500 boiled turkeys, 100
hams. 150 tongues, id sets roast beef, 2 barrels
chicken salad. 6,000 rolls. 1.000 pounds of but
ter and 150 loaves of bread, while of such
dainties as pate de foie gras. consomme, salmon
and bass, big quantities were on hand.
Mr. Harrison will probably follow the exam
ple ot Mr. Cleveland and decline the ccmpli
me.it of a separate table. Presidents lire not
t hungry on these occasions. Mr. Cleveland sent
the committee word upon his inauguration that
for all he would eat at the ball there was no
use in going to the trouble of a set supper for
him. A!1 himself or any of his party dulnhut
uight was to promenade in the direction of the
supper-room without entering its precincts.
RILES For. THE BALL.
The executive committee in charge of inaug
uration affairs has issued a code of laws for
use and application at the ball. They first an
nounce that the entrances will be at the F. G,
and 5th streets doors; no smoking will be al
: lowed in any part of the building; persons once
entering must remain until tuev depart for
good and all, for there will be no return-checks
issued. Indeed, to break off rather abruptly
from the code, there will be little or no neces
sity for a person's leaving temporarily, for pro
vision has been made to supply almost every
want that a man could possibly have on such
an occasion?barber shop, boot-blacks, tele
graph ollice, police station, messenger boys.
A BUREAU OF INFORMATION.
A bureau of information will be established
in one of the rooms on the first floor, the
second door east of the F-street entrance,
where one or more members of the committee
will be stationed, transformed by facts into
human encyclopedias, ready to give answer to
all possible*questions, to receive articles found
in the building, and to give aid to those who
may report losses. There will be no hats, bon
nets. overcoats, or cloaks allowed to be worn
on the ball-room floor, nor any canes or
umbrellas to be carried, for ample cloak
room facilities will be provided, aud
ushers will be stationed at the doors to
direct new-comers to their appropriate
apartments. There will be no charge in the
cloak-rooms. No persons will be allowed to
stand on the floors of the dancing spaces
during the dancing.
The executive committee will occupy rooms
at the southeast corner of the building. This
room will be connected by electric signals
with the entrances to the building: also by
\ telephone with the principal rooms. The
chairman. A. T. Britton, and in his absence,
J the secretaries of the committee, H. L.
I tjwords anil Frtd. Brackett. will have authority.
| and should be called upon to settle any dispute
that may arise as to admission to the building
| or to any part thereof, aud to determine anv
I question pertaining to the management, ex
j cept such matters as are under control of the
chairmen of the various subcommittees. All
I matters connected with dancing and prome
nade will be under control of Dr. M. L. ltuth.
and those pertaining to the comfort of the
guests under control of Jas. E. Bell. The re
ception of the President and other guests will
be under the control of J. K. MeCammon.
Tho committeemen will we%r badges of red.
white, and blue, with diagonal stripes, as fol
lows: Executive, royal purple; reception,
black; floor and promenade, white; press, car
dinal; banquet, dark blue; carriages, pink;
music, olive; comfort at ball-room, dark
brown; ball-room dress, light brown.
THE CARRIAGE REGULATIONS.
One of the greatest difficulties confront com
mittees arrangingjthe details of large balls is
the solution of the carriage problem. If there
are many guests the trouble of handling a long
line of "men, coaches, and horses becomes a
serious obstacle to success, and it requires a I
man of more than the ordinary allowance of
patience and executive ability to see that things
go smoothly and that guests do not get into the
wrong carriage and are whisked off to strange
doors. But on this occasion, with the enor
mous attendance it is expected that tlie arrival
and departure of persons will be accomplished
without the least coufusion or dissatisfaction.
To accomplish this end a novel scheme has
been devised. In the first place the pocket of
the ball-goer has been protected by means of a
schedule of rates from which there can be no
appeal. Hansom cabs will cost *3 each for the
evening, coupes $4 each, herdic cabs *5 each,
and two-horse conveyances according to special
agreement, not exceeding 810. No owner or
driver of such vehicles shall, tinder penalty of
attention from the police, refuse to carry a
passenger at the schedule rates, nor when en
gaged. take up an additional passenger with
out the consent of the one who first engaged
him.
All vehicles are to approach the pension of
fice from 7th street, herilics, cabs ahd one
horse coupes, entering on F street, aud fol
lowing the south side of that street to the en
trance of the pension office, making their exit
on 4tU street to the south. All public carriages
will approach the pension office from 7th street,
by way of G street, following the north side of
G street to entrance of pension building, and
make their exit on 4th street to the north; the
President's carriage, those of the diplomatic
corps, and all private carriages will enter on F
street, follow north side, turn into 5th street,
and deposit their passengers at 5th street en
trance, then turn intoG street and follow south
side to 7th street, then to space on G street,
between 7th and Oth streets, also to 8th street
above G, where they may park.
CA1AASQ THE PRIVATE CARRIAGES.
This immense line of private carriages will
render the ordinary means of calling them al
most impracticable,|and to facilitate^matters a
great stereopticon screen will be erected on tho
northwest corner of the pension building, and
when a party desires to return home he will
give or send his number?given to both him
and his driver upon arrival?to the lantern
operator, who will throw the figures on the
screen, thus sending an instantaneous message
along the line that a certain carriage is wanted.
There will be no yelling of names or numbers,
no mispronunciation and misunderstandings
and consequent mistakes, and in a very few
minutes the carriage will be at the door ready
for its load. II the screen cannot be seen in
any part of the line messengers will be stationed
at "the points where a view is obtainable to an
nounce the numbers as they appear. The com
mittee have also arranged that persons holding
a ticket for a hired cab, herdic, or carriage will
have the privilege, when leaving the pen
sion office, of taking and Occupy mf any one
vehicle of the kind named upon their tickets,
such persons not being required to await tho
arrival at the pension office entrance of the
particular vehicle in which they came to the
building. AU persons will be expected to make
their exit through the same door that they
enter. Those in pubUc carriages wiu leave by
the north door, and those in .public oahe or
loupes by the south exit.
A MEW YORKKR'S NOTES.
Thine* and People that Are -Current
Uoitlp to Gotham.
srw tou'i nrraEsxxTAnos at naMi'i I
IXACOCaATIOS? A "FMSOSAIAT CONDCCTID"
raoinuai to eat holt laxd?a xiw tuixo
I* CT.STE**?A RCSWAJf *KI>C*'? TBOCSLr.S.
CorrMpotxlrnc* of Tax I wnro St*?
? S?w York. Feb. 22.
A great feature of Sew York * contribution
to the inauguration parade in Washington on
March 4th will be the John J. O'Brien associa
tion of the eighth assembly district. There
will be at least 400 men in line, and they will
be preceded by Patrick 8. GilinoreV great ,
brass band as they march up the Avenue. The j
400 will be a handsome, well-fed lot of solid I
men. and every one of them will look immacu
late iu a new plug hat. a gray overcoat. f>ut- |
toned up tight, a scarlet neck-tie and tan
colored gloves, a bamboo cane adorned with a J
minnture national flag being borne at "carry |
arms." Fourteen Pullman buffet cars have ]
been engaged by this organization, and the
members will ask no favors of Mh*1s while in
Washington, arrangement* having N*n per- j
fected *">r sleeping, eating- and drinking - ,
aboard tho car*, which will be side-tracked
during the visit. Another novel feature frowi
this city will be the Dry l?d&ds lit imblicaiis'
Glee Club of 100 trained voices, which has been
drilled for past lu csnpaiA songsanJc r
a professional -leader. This club i* to be'
prettily uniformed, and lias jierfected *???? If in
military mam :iver? a* well as in singing, so
that Itsnwrtiiil array and intricate marching
wvohitir.ns will prote diverting and attractive.
The large*! body of New Yorkers in the line
will be the Gity Republicans. under command
of Col. S. Y. Ill Crugor, numbering 1.500 men.
Iu nil. sjine tiro dozen or more civic t>oliticsl
organizations from Sew York and Brooklyn
will parade, beside# the regiments of New
York's military.
?
* *
It was an extraordinary party that left New
York yesterday oa the Hamburg-American
? teamship Wieland. In these days of agnostic
ism and atheism a religious pilgrimage of thou
sands of miles is something of a curiosity, to
say the least; and when 100 men and women
journey from busy America to place a silken
banner upon the tomb of the Saviour in far
away l'al? stone. tlie? event is one worthy of com
memoration iu history as well as of current
comment. Among tho many good Catholics
who sailed yesterday as pilgrim* were bishops,
priest*, laymen and their wives, and even a
score of "comely maidens. The pilgrims will
larrv a while at Rome on the way, and thence
proceed as expeditiously as possible to Jeru
salem, where they will remain several weeks.
Then the most enthusiastically religious of the
party will make a thorough exploration of Pal
estine. the Holy Land, while the more worldly
inclined will return by way of beautiful Venice,
gay Paris, r.nd other resorts favored by ordi-j
nary European travelers. One feels like rhap
sodizing a little over this first American pil
grimage to the Holy Land, but the one deter
rent against the tine religious and poetic phrases
of the modern crusade is the fact that the ? hale
scheme is one of the famous Cook's "personally
conducted tours." which are essentially savory
of dollars aud cents and advertising. Fancy
Ricliard Cumr de Leon and Godfrey de Bouillon
undertaking the pilgrimages of other ages
under the "personally conducted" cbaperonage
and guidance of Cook's tourist establishment.
?
? ?
Two Wall street brokers who drive every
afternoon on the Boulevards have just intro
duced the latest tiling in winter wear ironi
Lnndon. I was at Gabe Case's road house the
other afternoon when they pulled up at the
hostler's horse-block in great style aud alighted
to discuss something hot with other horsenieu
iu the hostelry's bar-room. The outer a raps
of these gentlemen made a sensation when
they entered. Tho garment is a long
ulster, with a hood and cape, and reaches to
the ankles. When its wearer has it arranged
for walking on the street it is iu appearance a
stylisli-lookilqi heavy top-coat, but when ar
ranged for driving or riding it is the most com
ical garment ever seen ouUide of the circus
ring. Its skirt, very long, is iu three pieces.
When its owner prepares for u drive he fastens
each of the side pieces aronnd his respective
legs, forming a sort of extra pair of a arm but
badly-titting trousers. The middle piece of
the skirt is brought up between the legs and
fastened in front, and the effect is very ludi
crous. however the arrangement may contri
bute to its wearer's comfort. The gibes.hnrled
at these two introducers of s new fashion by
their friends in Case's hotel wer* sarcastic,
humorous and hilarious, and before the brokers
resumed their drive a bet of $50 had been made
that they would not dare walk down Broadway
from the post-office to Trinitv church at noon
on a day to be determined with the new rig
arranged for driving.
?*?
Unpremeditated dishonesty exists among a
certain class of people who never really in
tended to do wroDg. but who were led into it
by their own Weak natures, incapable of resist
ing temptation. Such a nature is that of Prince
Georges Eristoff de Gonrie. the Russian noble
man (funny word, that nobleman, ell?) who was
arrested this week fftr swindling a merchant
out of the price of a sealskin overcoat, some i
F300 I believe. I know something about the ;
I prince, who really is a prince by birth, being
the soa of Prince David Eristoff de l'oti in <au- j
casus, and I don't believe lie ever went into a
premeditated, cold-blooded scheme tor sw;ud- |
ling in his life, although he has cut np some
very pretty capers that smack of crookedness
iu more countries thau one. The trouble a itli
Prince Georges is that he was brought up j
wrong. He was bred an aristocrat of most lux- |
urious tastes, and when he reached his majority |
he had no more idea of the value of money I
than the $5,000 prize setter has over at the dog
show. If you had told him there were !
whole families who lived on fifty kopecks
a dav he wouldn't have believed you.
He had no notion that money was
earned. He onlv knew that it was spei.f.
It was very silly of the prince's father to
brin'j him up in tl'iis way. but he did. and when
Georges' tastes became" extraordinarily costly
the old gentleman had to hustle sometimes to
raise the menev to p&y for tliem. But he hus
tled, raised it somehow, and said nothing.
When the prince was in Berlin eight years ago
he needed money badly. His father promised
to send it in a week or so. but Prince Georges
wanted it immediately. He hadn't any idea !
that his father would be incouvc nienced to
raise it, so he conceived the bright idea
of buying 14.000 marks' worth of
jewelrv " on his credit, which was good, nnd
then selling it for cash, by which financial
operation he was able to supply his immediate
necessities. He promised, in good faith, to
pay for the jewelry in a fortnight, when his re
mittauces should come. But in a fortnight his
remittances did not materialize, and Prince I
Georges was clapped into jail, where he stayed
a month, being released after his father had
paid for the jewelry. Iu Paris, in 1883. the
prince did the same thing over again, and
again served a term in prison. '#hen in Lon
don, in 1885, hourly expecting money from his
father, he purloined tli* gold cigar-case of his
friend, the MarqOis do Lcnville. pawned it
for j?8, and was caught at it. The marquis
had him arrested, but when Prince Georges ex
plained things tho marquis withdrew the
charge, got his own cigar-case out of hock and
forgave the culprit. Last September this vic
tim of circumstances aud a foolish father came
to New York. For awhile he was regularly
supplied with aAincome by his father, and he
ha* lived in a style befitting his rank and his
breeding in nice apartments on 5th avenue,
taking his meals at tne Hotel Brunswick. He
has been more or lew lionized by society, aud
young fellows about town have found him sim
E" ly charming. Some time during last Dccem
er the prinn*'? regular remittance from home
did not come. He had spent nearly all his ,
ready money, What was he to do? What i
would yon or any man have done under the
circumstances? You would have done just as
Prince George (lid, borrow of yonr friends.
They wero perfectly willing to lend, and tho
prince had no notion of swindling them. A*
soon as his remittance came he would pay np.
of course. He grumbled a little that has
father should be so thoughtless as to delay
hi* allowance, bat as hi* father had
never hinted at financial embarrassment
the prince, of coarse, never suspected it
Meantime he bought a nice sealskin coat of a
farrier for (>500, aud agreed to pay for it on
February 15 or return the coat. When Febru
ary 14 came around he hadn't as y?t heard
from his father, but he wanted to keep the
coat. So he pawned it (.temporarily, a* he
thought) for (100. and was trying to raise tho
other 9400 from hi* friends and by pawning all
hi* costly trinkets, when his usual fate pursued
him, ami on Wednesday the furrier had him
arrested for fraud. The newspapers have
seized upon the story of "A rriace ia a Cell
with avidity, and coluana have been printed
and eagt /ly devoured concerning the "titled
adventurer." But this poor prince is no ad
venturer, a* the term is generally understood.
He is at heart a* *oaest a man a* you or I?
honester. like enoogh; be is simply the victim
of circumstances over whtoh he has no control.
There at hoaec in Baate to hto weak, vain old
MUSi'S SSi i oo; >2
cannot be maintained forever, and driving.
with a broken bnurl hut iuipMUTf face, to get
together tbe money that * ill snpport hl?
priare in tlx- style he bwleri Civilto coiietd'
the proper tbisr. And here in aa Amencau. il
csced as a common awtndit-r. m lYincc <Veorj? r.
If released he raiuiot woi k for a tiling. Ha
doesn't know how. He wjuld rather suicide.
Wcrk Vould be a ilantf iu the guilt y? tor ou?
of bis iui?t';rect< d nature. 1'oor prime! I'oor
devil! IT I wasn't a poor Jkril u.ys.lf I'd K#
and bail him out H. H. Sui'U.
Shlvrrlns (Irrkn.
tee rxco*r< hiaklc coxditios or Kooaa i*
THE mill's U'lLUXU.
T ? th* F bttrof Tmk Einnt m??
Is it possible tli Mt the clerks at the pension
l>ur? au are to be compelled indefinitely to
work in rooms so cold and uncomfortable as
now? Constant suffering from cold and draft*
is being endured by the clerks at Urn gorem
ment building on account of the failure in
Congress to provide door* for the rooms ?
which they an required to work. It t? simply
outrageous that ntn and women should liar*
to work in such uncomfortable and hculth ?1e
?:ruMUfi roi'iut u these are. 1 In condition of
these rooms is due solely to the fact tbat they
| are not |?roviucd with doors, as every other
I building wli? re people are required to perform
I clerical work i?.
nooKi.cita 100m.
| Not only does tin* failure to provide doom
| make it impossible to mnke the rooms tcnaat
i able when the thermomtter is lower than 40
| degrees above rero. but on account of the great
1 courts. which act a* a huge chimin } . ?h< re is a
? eo nsi.su t and deadly draft continually surging
| throng them. No matter if the heat la suC
i cient to put the thermometer up to 75 degrees
: above zero, vet on I'.ceount of tic strong tirsfta
' it is ini|>os?ii>le to m.-ik< toe noma lit tor clerks
' to work iu. It rarely ha|>pens. ? he'i the ther
mometer is below 40 at>o\e II r?, tHat a km
j-er-ture of more than TO cud b? obtained, and
thm ouly applies to the upper and southern
tiers ot room*. Anyone who know * am thing
about cbrioal work knows that o:ie cannot
work comfortably where the ti mj? rature is
much below 70 above zero, and tli- u it must be
in roctu* where dratt* can be prevented, and
not iu doorleae room* wheic dratts are itr >u<
and constant.
roKTTXATE OFFICIAL*.
There are but few rooius in the building
which are provided with door*. These arc the
rooms of the commissioner, first und second
deputy commissioner* and chief and assists tit
chief clerks utid the esihrn division. No
other employes of the pelision odce enjoy this
luxury. Aside from the heulth. comfort and
convenience of the clerks thorn door* should
be provided for the looks of the pcu?n>u build
ing. and for the better security of |tensmn
paper*, records. 4c.. of the oftice. In its pres
ent condition it is tiusightly in appearance,
and the constant stream of visitors prowe nad
iug the guilt ries is a great auorwc* to the
! clerks at their work. I ho|>e t\iat ( safrsM
1 will take the necessary st? p? to provide an ap
propriation for these doors before it adjourus.
so that they can bo constructed before another
w inter sets iu.
Br agitating the urgent demand for doors
to tinm rooms you will commaud the heartfelt
thanks of some twelve hundred of their shiv
ering, coughing and suecziug occupant*.
I'mot.
Written for The Evisixg stab
Winter Dawn.
A SONNET.
Wan ?? the hue* of pome dec|>-w.**i.-d flower.
That all its summer life t<<el? not the Juf
Of light or love, enthroned midst cloudletaooy?
Ghost-like, fantastic on the dead <vld hour?
Ihe moon tow droops. No call trom wood or
stream;
An ashen gloom. Immutable in |K>wor.
Front starry deeps distils a mystic :.bower?
Suspense, more still than |4ctnre* of a dream.
As when a child breaks forth iu laughter sweet.
vTran-itioti quick trom whimpering ..tear-stained
face.)
With fearless bound Aurora's flying feel
Speed 'cross the noisy ?ea?; iu luow-rohod
grace
And dancing eye the dreaming world to greet;
j But earth, pole-lipped, her Joyous liKfiMfe ni. et.
K. J. V< lUitNMKV.
Falls cuntcu. Va.
EDUCATIC >N A L.
Mil hexry wxder wi?h?> to iwoa;
to ht? i'Upils aud }*fc:rut? tii.it be lut* r**m??\ .*.1 l|M
! studio tv ItW 11th mi. u. v*. Otln ? b ur?. IU to f*i
! uVlock, ffl tlk
^HFLDoN'S DAM'INO ACADEMY. 1004 1
L. vi . Monday. AH?M:SL>A\aiM HATl*liI>*\
K?*r la Um tiiu? toJute ftor i?ru* m n . M?v
Ball. Send lur circular. Hirj i bm
I |KT ntbmV u-.<.11 m\ HiLDixo
Jm. 13X7 F st. Dsj and Lwuintr. las??s Drawm*
and PaiuUnp iu Oils and Water color troui life claa.-i
forbeiriiuier" Instructors- A. ti He* toll. E C Mm
aer. 1? W Ulll. V\. H. Holuies. and t*. JeruUM I hi
db-l-w* _
\\TAbHIXOION WKstKt UTOKV "I Nt'SIC Kt
" C!. ud Bui'limr, S?L and Fs?a. Twentieth rser.
Piano, orvau, \o*e. \Wim. Fliit?*. O.ruei. Or Krso
advantejies. O. B. Bl'LLABD. Duwtar tll-ln*
PAKIMb bLs| I; I St. It' si NT |.\. ..lift K? lo
nrst-ciass Setio^.l in tiermaii) are rsiiu stnl to si
dress UtAl Ll lN NLhK.Hii.-li srkul, eltf.tor iwr
tit ulars. Also, escort fjr Luru;s-an trip |>r<-.idetl iu
iuue. ftt-lm*
1 VIA H - 1 'V !I. S| RVIt'k INSTITt'K. 1?07
10th St. n.w. Fersous pr> |>arr<i u?*t ruenst
f ul) forali ' is:niuutli>!js F.Ks'Uti m t .us'lit and coiu
|?'?itious caretull> reused: n.vle st Mftelsw 14 tm
MUTEB OF UtT? WITB IXIVUBItf
trained assistant. |ireis<res lor civil servtee. Vest
l' ant. eolleire. Formerly imucii'als .?! New I airland
llitrli*i.d .Ntrmalatiwui*. 11:ANL L 11 Vl_i- 5vi E
st. 11. w. Ul-lui
1V1.1.NCH. I.\I IN. <.UI I K M VlillMVTIi'8 A
X ?i?s ialty. Frof. H L\KBOQT*?. A M . ot Horhonlke
t'uiv.. Paris l"n\ate ti:t..r ;u Mciemws, claastoal and
modem lamraaKes. Ml.'l ltitust. u.w. >11-Vm"
^PLNCKKIAN Ul sINK.^.s ?t'OLLF.GK. (Xlli 7TH
(7a:id Usts.ii.w. FoUU<ted 1SU4. lAsatioii central.
??oiumodioua halls. a|>|s .niuients euUipMr. V rr
than .Vl.OOOyoillur lnen ;i;i>i sUl:H I Imr Iwsn trained
tur I'H-. i. -i. . i ihe*h|ieii.s-nau t>11.ire- ..i Aiurnua
Da> au 1 uis'tit at ssiou^ Tuition lees, u-jilerat. lite
.ouraes business I'.nrse, Miorttiand Sl.t! ?11rlt
inir: 1 Tactical Knirlisii; K|tracers' Hapid ?ritn*.
Iteadiutr an<t Orat'.r.t. lielsarte nieth'jd. I! - ' ees n ?u
tumishtsfttith c.>u.|?teiit ituj. jep. *ted au
iiu-iuc. luents. fn NAh V V SPKN'i 'LI.. e-ltiB((
pal HKSiRV C. SPKNl'liK, I.I.B. Prmcii'^1. ja'.'K
^BENOH LEMUKH MADAMI CHKVKfcMONT.
XiiI'IihikV- _.le rAca.l^mls de l*an? W| ?eeiel classes
1
' liU)'. i.x^UkUg cla?aMr? for adnlta \U
drem l.VIV i:?h *i. n.w VJ4-lar
"t. M'HEfcL, TEACH III: OF~Pl ANO? OlUiKS
aial Sni^niaK at M?ciiT 1 ?rti< ul?r :.!U*i:ti?>u t?? be
J.
Kinners as wll as those wiebiiitf to be ouaim -d aa per
r.n.i.r?i. 7'.'4 1'Jthat.n.w. Jal'.'-sAw'Jn.*
S~ Ut?Kl H AND-iCyt Ib?:i? FOH SOTK TAMNO
in hvo le?s<'Us: rs|s?-ttU(f lu twejv w<srks. lesa. ua
h> mail: trial leasoi. trre. l'l.UNIN hUOK'l -HANU
I >S1I | Detroit, Mich. ft'-?>,:?* _
DliWtlNt. AMI IAIN 1 i.Nti INMl.'i lMN IN
every branch and lor all aires, Iirivr.te or in Classes,
at Tilt NATIONAL ACAI'FMV OF FINL AF.I8,
HWtst. Call and we the wonderful |>iorreea of
student*. ja-'l-'Jhf
WASHISUTuS SCHOOL OF ELCK'I T 1? \ ANI>
tt Oratory. UU4 M at. B.W.. Mrs. M. KlfcVKXa
HART, ITmcipal. Voice culture and Natural Ei| ree
aion carefully tauirht. M AM-MLKlNti lie?r. isrtdy
cur? d. References to patriae. Ja&-'Jm*
I?l>WAKI>C.TOWNsFND.
J Teat her of Elocution.
t orrrct tdeep) breatnii r Vo?oe Culture, Oratorical and
lJraaiatH Action, at l:il 7 lath at. u.w. Cll
SHilRTHAND* IN .-1\ 11 l X sIMPl.1 ll sSoVW
Classes dally Tnltiou bt mail a spetialty. Call or
scud for pamphlet Type-writum uiurlit free of
chanr. ^ Head acLoul Acute Fhuuugraph}. fit 1 F n.w.
^tTjoHN'S COLLEOE. ANNAFOUhTMI).
i3 Eiifht departments a,id four curse" ut study.
ITeistratory school attached.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVES TO
THE PREPARATION Ot CANDIDATES FOR
THE NAVAL ACADEMY.
For catalogues, address Fres ><t<-ut,
tU;8-3iu TllOMAS FELL. A M
M
T. YEIINOX SEMIN ARY,
HOd?1X04-1110 M STREET
and iii? uTn sTncrr.
BOAKDTN'O ANT) PAY SCHOOL FOR 1U0M
LADIES AND UTILE Q1RLM.
Thoroturb Instruction In all branch"* In anrordaaee
with the best modem methods, dotuiuodioua uew
school bulldimr, lieeltd lit steer. and having al nuilaat
aunliglit and fresh air. 1 or 1 urth. r lnlormaUon apply
to the Princi|?i, Mra El.lZAbt 1H J. SOME Re dl -3w
A CADEMY OF THE HOLY CROSS. 131-' MASHA
J\ chusetu are.?Thorouirh TCouree In Llerltah and
M uaic on the Piano, with dally use ot Techtucuii.onran.
Harp, Guitar and banjo. t>i?cial aiteuilou a-iven u>
harmony aud thuivuirL baaa rlassrs. also Ui vu.nl.
_dl-3in
Altt 8IN ESS EDUC A1TOX BOOK - KE KFIN < j .EE S
,ni
cution;
after 4
E. Cap.
liianship.Oomiufcrclal branches. 1 ne w-rttiug. Elo
ou; rapiti pruarees Low iwie* Est. 1 Mi... Call
r 4:30. FOOD'S COMREHl IAI. t^OOL^sO.
rpHE
BERLJTZ SCHOOL OV LAXUL AOES.
anSfl T23 14th at n.w.
1AE1MW SELECT BCHOOl^A PRIM AUt, IX
X tenuediata. and Hiirh ss-hooi for both seasa
J ?11 I at. n. w.
au2fM>in TMOS. W. si DWELL. Prtncip?!._
MARTYX'S COMMERCIAL COLLEOE AND
bchool of Telesrraph) ana Tjis wrttiwr. 3l:itNh
st. n. w.. near CUtyTKet-ofcce. "The Huftieet lllsni
anl Bnainese Collfte
ltd. Xlie l&nrett aud
the city demsad to buainses training.
on aatpltceooo. Cultwsd stadenu
1 RAN CIS O MAR1YX. Ijwdaul C. E. Li .
A^ M C E, hindisl. ?1_
A HARVARD GRADI ATX DESIRES PCFUA
atnjrly or la Mil rlisei i. Apply to
WtL hTTin am. a ic
stlMfeo At 8aaders * SUyiuan'a t<34 Fst nw.
ARTISTS' SUPPLIES.
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