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THE MORNIlGr TIMES, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1897
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W. iPhone 47tiL) A Piano for $5 We are so overcrowded with old square pianos that in order to get rid of them within the next rew days we will sell you your choice of a number of them for only rive dollars. Come at once. Other Instruments at bargain piices John F. Ellis & Co., 937 Penna. Ave., NEAR TENTH ST. Boys' 39c. "Wool Knee Pants, 25c. STERN'S 7.EE 9M-90G mr. BON MARCHE. JACKETS AND CAPES. Winter Clothing all this ivoou at Just 40o on tlio dollar. NEW TORE CLOTHING HOUSE, 311 Seventh .Street. Bryan's... For Sale at the TIMES COUNTING ROOM, Price . . $1.50. - Have you seen our handsome 95c. Brllliantine Skirts? EISENMANN & BRO., K08 7th fit. n. t. 1021-1920 Tenn. ave. ROBERT KEELING, PAINTER OF MINIATURES, 0 Corcoran 3uilding:. Boom IIS. Instruction to a limited class every vwrninj. m The Junius Lansbukgh Furniture & Carpet Co., permanently located at 1226 P st. nw., CBAIG& HAKDING'S OLD STAND. t s$i LIFE AT THE WHITE HOUSE Aii Inform.il Dinner to a Few Can ton Friends. Senator Ellcius Entertains at His Ilnnilsuuie Hesldenue 31 rs. J. Addison Porter on u Visit. Mrs. McKinley spent ycBterday In quiet enjoyment of the .society of a rew intimate friends. She did not drive out, owing to tiie bad -weather. Among those who called during the after noon -were Mrs. Abner McKlnley, accom panied by Miss Mabel McKinley; Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Sartorls. In tho evening, the President and Mrs. McKinley entertained a few Canton friends at an informal dinner, in a private dining-room. After paying a call at the "White House, Mrs. Abner McKinley and her daughter, Miss Mabel, went shopping. They were driven to a number of the stores in a hand some equipage, drawn by a pair of fine horses. They visited several music stores, and also stopped at thcTJoFton house. Mrs. McKinley was gowned in brown cloth, witli a handsome Lounet to match, and Miss McKinley looked very picturesque in her gown of black velvet, the Jacket'oC which was fnced with white, satin. A large Gainsborough hat, with nodding plumes, completed her becoming toilet. Senator and Mrs. Klkins entertained at a handsome dinner last evening in honor of the Vice l'resideut and Mrs. Hobart. The guests asked to meet them were the Chief Justice and. Mrs. Fuller, Attorney General MclCennn, Mrs. Sartoris, the Sec retary of the Treasury and Mrs. Gage, the Secretary of War and Mrs. Alger, the Postmaster General .and Mrs. Gary, ex Secretary und Mrs. Frauds, Senator and Mrs. Ilanna, Sen at or and Mrs. Foraker, and Senator and lire. Frye. The table was decorated with yellow Jonquils, having a centerpiece, oval in shape, which was supplemented by a circle of tall crystal vases holding clusters of ,thc same flowers. The candelabra held candles of pale yellow, which were capped with shades of yellow crepe and iiligreo silver. Mrs. Loiter entertained at dinner on Monday night in honor of Secretury ami Mrs. Lyman Gage. The guests iuvited to meet them were Senator and Mrs. Mark llauna, the French Ambassador and Mine. Patenotre, Senator Hale, Miss, Phelps, Mr. Simpklns, Miss Wctmore, aud the Misses Leiter. Surgeon-General Sternberg will entertain the faculty of the United Stales Medical School at his home, on Sixteenth street, Wednesday evening. Mrs J. Addison Porter left yesterday morning for a visit to New York- Mrs. Titinnn, of Rlggs place, gave a delightful whist party last night in honor of her sister, Mrs. Poe, wife of the lute Gen Poe Mrs. Poo has been the guest of Mrs. Titman for the pat week, and will spend several weeks longer in Wash ington, dividing the time between Dr. and Mia. McKim, the Mlssea Henry aud Mrs. James Johnston, of K street. Mrs. T. Eandford Beaty leit on Mon day for a short visit to New York. Judge Jay L. Torrey gave a tally-ho party and breakfast at Overtook lun yes terday to about .twenty of his Wyoming fn?nds. The dining-roomand other apart ments of the Inn were tastefully decorated with flowers, and music was furnished dur ing the repast for the entertainment of the quests, who indulged later in dancing. After sending several hours at the Inn the party returned to the city, all much de lighle 1 with their trip. Miss Susan M. Glover, who has been a guest of Mrs. George S. Hobbs, 251G Thir teenth r.treet, has returned to her home in Salem, Mass. Mrs. Flavins T. Johnson has gone to St Paul, Mfhn., tb spend the spring. Representative and Mrs. Marion dc Vries find their sister, Mrs. Carroll, of California, have taken apartments at No. 1537 1 stieet. Mr. B. T.'Renshaw.of No. 1203 Eleventh street, gave an enjoyable masquerade party last night, at which the following guests were present: Misses Mabel Brown, Edith McKenzlc, Irene Morgan, Blanche Burns, Etta Carpenter, Louise Klrby, Helen Hitchcock, Agnes and Mabel Johnson, Mary Eckerts, Belle Harris, Violet Wimsatt, Josie Gamble, Marlon and Ellen Adams, Alice King and Balsey Grlcc.and Messrs. Archie Hammerly, John Richardson, Coulter Wells, Harry llorger, Arthur Plant, Roy Adams, John De Mane, Peter Woodson, FrandCar ter, Louis Paxton, Arthur Bovec, Frank Richardson, Wiley Clirist, Arthur Coleman a nd C. Cassin. After a very pleasant even ing the guests partook of a bountiful sup per. The residence of Mrs. H. P. Maddox, No. 440 New Jersey avenue southeast, was the scene of a very pretty but quiet wedding on the evening of March 3, the contract ing parties being Miss Bertha E. Halsetad aud Mr. Gustus S. Esleeck, both of Ports mouth, Va. The Rev. E. Hez Swem, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, performed the ceremony. After a short stay in this city Mr. and Mrs Esleeck returned to Portsmouth, their future home. Miss Mamie Clark of 1320 V street entertained a few friends at her home last evening. Games, music and recita- I lions were enjoyed, after which a dainty Collation was served. Among the guests were: The Mlsses-Mamlc Parks, Nellie Bennett, Mamie Clark, Nellie and Phenle Connell, Stella Leiben, Jean McNichols, Idye Parry, Nellie Kelly and Louie Ben ner, Mrs. Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. J. Blake Clark, and ilessrs. Harry Hay, Charles Parks, Hoag, Stanley Lynch, Rob. Ncll gan, Charlie Benner, Tom Brashears, Will Maher, "Will Bulay, J. McDermott, Rob. O'Conner, Alex. Herrin and Basil Sidwell Miss Virgie Smith, who has been spend ing the winter with her cousin. Miss Grace Williams, of South "Washington, left for li"- home Monday, much to the regret of her many friends. Mr. J. P. Franklin and wife, of Little Rock. Ark., while passing through Wash .ngton'on their bridal tour, called at the White House yesterday, when Mrs. Frank lin had the honor of being the first lady to shake hands with President McKinley at his first public reception. The Presi dent gave her a cordial grasp, and ex pressed his pleasure that the first lady to greet him should be a belle of the South. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin intend visiting at the large cities of the East, and during their stay in Baltimore will be the gussts of Mrs. S. C. Noot. Later, they will visit Mrs. I. J. King, of New York. The Senate Steering Committee. Senator Allison, chairman cf the Repub lican caucus, yesterday appointed the fol lowing steering committee: Senators Al lison, Hule, Aldrich, Cullom, Davis, Sewell and Cajter. By the action of the caucus 3Ir. Allison Is made chairman of the committee. THE MEMORIAL HALL lUKD. Admtrablo Henditiou of. the Opera "rriheJIIa" for Its lieneftt. The Mary Washington Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution will add quite a tidy sum to the Memorial Hall fund of their organi zation by the matinees yesterday and to day at the Columbia Theater. A fair audience was present yesterday afternoon in spite of the unfavorable weather. It numbered many members of the D. A. It. and other patriotic societies and many prominent society people. The performance was under the patronage of Mrs. Hobart, wife of the Vice President, this being the first entertainment which she has so honored; and Mrs. Adlni Steven son, Mrs. John G. Carlisle, Mrs. U. S. Graut, Mrs. Richard Oluoy, Mrs. Calvin S. Bricc, Mrs. John Sherman, Mrs. Dan. Lament, Mrs. Justice Brown, Mrs. Justice Fuller, Mrs. Admiral Walker, Mrs. Sen ator Mitchell, Mrs. Senator Lindsay, Mrs.. Senator Gibson, Mrs. Senator Vest, Mrs. Senator Davis, Mrs. Senator Blauchard, Mrs. Senator Gorman, Mrs. Senator Cnf frey, Mrs. Senator Quay, Mrs. Westing house, Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Scrnnton, Mrs. Gen. Miles, Mrs,. Huff, Mrs. Prof. New comb, Mrs. Virginia Miller, Mrs. Claud M. John-ou, Mrs. Heurst, Mrs. Heth, Mrs. Leiter, Miss Harriett Lane Johnson, Mrs. Boardmnn, Mrs. Charles B. Bailey und Mrs. Ferdinand Horstman. The opera given was "Prlscilla," written by Henry C. Coolidge, and, composed by Thomas W. Surette. Itwis a peculiarly appropriate selection for the ladies of the Daughters of the American Revolution, for tho locale personnel of the piece disclose those places and people dear to patriotic students of national history. The subject is treated. in a romantic vein, but It is pleasantly relieved by a spice of comedy. The opera was produced under the dljec tion of C. E. Macomber, and the unity and strength of both chorus and orchestra testi fied the efficiency of this gentleman. Theo dore Frlebus managed, the stage, and to him is due the credit of a smooth per formance which moved with the clock-like regularity of a professional production out on the road for weeks. Nellie Wilson Shir-Cliff was Piiscilla. Her name appeared in large type at the head or the program, but the beautiful prima donna made good her right to this stellar privilege. She was a picture in the soft white and gray of the Puritan maiden, ami sang with her accustomed charm, per haps more attractively than in concert, for she embellish ed her singing with grace ful and skillful action. Theodore Friebus shared the honors with her as the martial Miles Stoudish. With half an opportunity Mr. Frlebus always makes a hit, and the opportunity and the hit are both his in "Prlscilla." He has a gcod stage pie ence, ease and command, and sings well. Ellis L. How I ami was brought to the city to sing the tenor role, John Alden, and he justified the ladlqs in this bit of extrava gance to help make the opera a success. "W. H. Conley made much fun out of the role of the relic peddler. Hntehad Higgins; "Paul Evans made up realistically as Squanto, an Indian, though he lit his pipe witli a match, which would liave becu a curiosity in the days of the original Prls cilla: Bernard A. Ryan played acceptably the par- of Gov. Bradford. The ladies in the cast deserve especial praise. Miss Grace Lewis wo sreveral times applauded for her excellent acting as the spinster, RetJgnntion. Barbura, Faith, and Prudence were made as attractive to the ascetic Furilan lads as they could possibly havo been by Misses Kilnu Scott Smith, Edna B. Doc, and Corinne MncFarland. If there are any pretty girls in Wash ington that were not draughted into the chorus no one who looked up the thirty Puritan maids thought so. This carnival of lovlincss embraced Misses Esther Heis kell, Suraiine Hosford, Edith 8. Birney, Myra Carter, Elizabeth Hickey, Bessie Brown, Janet Stearncs, Elizabeth Winter, Ellsc Rnymond Du Barry, Estelle Du Barry, Cora C. Milward, Francis Blackstone, Marie Young, Amy Kane, Louise Ball, Saidee L. Dingman, Alice Hill, Marie S. Cassin, Con nie Hill, Miss Williamson, Kate Roy, Ger trude Burgess, Cora Perkins, Annie May hew, Mary P. Smart, Marcia Mncicllnu; Mcsdames. Burgess, Stearncs, Dc Pew. The men's chorus comprised: Charles G. Mortimer, Avory Hughes, Samuel C. Jones, John E. M. Hall, M. H. Jones, Malcolm Springer, F. S. Emmons. H. L. Chorlton, W. L. Reed, F. 11. Leatch, Frank Coffin. Charles J. Waters, William II. Waters, Joe E. Hurst, E. S. Glavis.W. L. Hurdle, jr., Fred. E. Young, Elliott K. Pennebaker, Fred. R. Roberts, Horatio Alger Rench, Terrle H. Maxwell, F. M. Ball, P. W. Roberts, jr., and E. O. Loucks. Everyone connected witli the perform ance did well, and the best possible ad vertising for the ladles who are interested in having a large audience present at the Columbia at -1 o'clock, is the excellence of the opera, which is on the lips of all who saw it. "The Colonial March,'' composed by Mr. E. L. I rcdcll anddedicated to the Daughters of the American Revolution, was played as an entr'acte piece. It is a pretty com position. SCOVEL IS FREE. After Two Months Detention Con sul J.ee Seouret His Helease. Secretary Sherman yesterday received the following cable from Consul General Lee, at Havana, announcing the probable release of the New Voik newspaper corre spondent, Scovel: Informed Scovel will be released to day." Scovel was arrested in Santa Clara province nearly two months ago on the railway near Weyler's headquarters just after leaving Gomez's camp. He was at first charged with being, a spy and has been kept under strict surveillance ever since, notwithstanding Consul General Lee's efforts to secure his release. There are evidences from his release following so closely upon that of Sanguilly that it is part of a program on Spain's part to release all Americans within, a short time, as indicated in Consul General Lee's dis patch of March , as follows: "All quiet; no excitement here now. I hope to secure prompt" trial of all Americans imprisoned. Ttiose found in nocent to be released, and those guilty sent out of the Islund." It was explained at that time that or ders from Madrid to release all Americans upon examination was the cause of the consul general's guarded but confident expression. Spaniards Capture Snlibran. Madrid, March 9. A dispatch received here from Manilla confirms the report of the capture of the town of Salibran in the Philippine Islands by the government troops. Gen. Zaballa of the Spanish forces was killed while leading the attack upon the Insurgents' position. The Spanish lost, ten killed and thirty wounded and the insurgents has seventy-six killed. Apartment Building Gutted. Chicago, March 9. Fire, which started on the third floor of the Belvedere apart ment building, corner Thlrty-firststreetand Cottage Grove avenue, this afternoon, gut ted the third and fourth floors and caused a total loss of $50,000; fully covered by Insurance. Many of the tenants hud nar row escapes, but all escaped uninjured. Monou Road to Ho Sold. Indianapolis, Ind., March 9. Judge "Woods, this afternoon refused to allow further time for the investigation of the affairs of the Monon Railroad, and It will be sold as announced, in this city to morrow morning. MRS. McKiNLEY'S GOWNS Her Little German Maid's Deliglit in1 Displaying Them. Unpacked tho Trunk In tho Pres ence of a Favored Few aud Kn Joyed Their PrniHes. It is doubtful if anyone got more pleas ure out of the inaugural ball than Mrs. McKlnley's maid. Before leaving vlth hor party to witness; tlio installation- cere monies at the apfpol; jira Abner Mc Kinley instructed the girl t0 unpack the trunk containing the ball dresses to be worn by the President's wife and Miss Mabel McKinley, so that they could bo admired at leisure by a gioup of lady friends. The little German-American maid, who has thick, fair hnlr and pink cheeks with dimples in them'-, led1 the way down the corridor "to a smalllroom, where stood a black, glazed -trunjc, almost as big as the bed. When she hud lifted the lid and taken out the first piece of linery every looker-on ejaculated:' '"Oh, what a lovely dress!'' i;' i The silk was rich and creamy and the pinked ruffles ypro veiled with a lace flounce that was caught at intervals with sprays of Hires of the valley. "Yes, it is lovely, but it isn't a dress," corrected the little maid, her blue eyes sparkling with delight, "this Is Miss Mabel's i.etti coat!" Then she spread It tenderly on the bed, dived Into the trunk for another garment and held it up to view. This time it was the bodice of Mrs. McKiniey's gown. "So, Lena, that la the wonderful dress we've all been reading "about!" exclaimed one girl, with an ecstatic tigh. "Oh, yes, you have read about it," said the maid, decorously, but with a little look that voiced her criticism plain er than words, "but none of the papers have had it quite right -please look at the butterflies; one, you see, on each sleeve and one to the leit of the corjuge. Theyare almost real pearls and diamonds, and so is this girdle which is pointed over the hips instead of the common way. This is not a low; neck, but a surplice; und look at the exquisite pattern of this Tall of lace over its edge. Mrs. McKinley will wear -a magnificent fleur-de-lis of diamonds on this tide of the corsage to match the butterfly, and her necklace will be five strands or pearls. Her Oxford ties will be of tho same material ns her dress, and she will wear these blue ostricli tips in her hair uh, but she will look lovely." As dead in earnest aud as personally proud as If she owned every aitlcle to the last scrap, bhe exputiatedon the beauty of every piece until she shook out and held up Mrs. McKiniey's oft-described brocade. "Did you ever see anything so exquisite? It was bought abroad and made by Madam Stewart, or Nvv York. The papers call it blue and silver, but you see it is blue, and the most delicate tint or gray Just look at this beautiful silk lining-" "I never dreamed or anything so lovely," gasped one young lady. 'Oh, no, or course not," said the little maid who had no doubt about the matter -"and now Just look at this! Here is" Miss Mabel's dress, and won't she look lovely when she gets it on? She has such beauti ful golden hair that curls-nnturally oh, she looks nice in everything she wears Miss Mabel does." The white satin bro caded with lilies of the valley was made with girlish simplicity; its low bodice, garlanded with'lllies of the valley sprays, and Its quaint little 'Jewel-topped handker chief bag, made of-thesame material as her dress and slippers., , When she had exhausted the treasures of the big trunk -the last piece being Mis. Mc Kiniey's petticoat, a combination or grass linen and endless yards' of Mieeiest Brus sels lace the little maid folded her hands over her snowy apron and flushed and dimpled and chuckled at the praises the wonderful clothe had received. "I believe you take as much interest in the things as if you owned them," ob served one astute young woman, "and I Miouldn't wonder IT you enjoyed the ban as much as the ladies themselves " "Why, of course!" auswered the little maid with a positiveneis that would have been ridiculous if it had not been beauti fulbut it was beautiful. SNAP SHOT INTERVIEWS "McKinley prosperity has already begun for the hotels. I suppose they will reaj) more beneflts immediately from the new Administration than any one else iu the country except the successful officeseek era. Our prosperity comes from the office seekers, too, though not necessarily from the successful ones. From now on, for two or three months, as long as there are any offices left, the Washington hotels will be full of seekers." J. Eugene Blois, Clerk Hotel Raleigh. "The people in Massachusetts are most anxious for a strong protective tariff. "Wc believe that n high tariff Is the only means through which the McKinley administra tion will achieve a boom in business. Al ready several of our larger mills and fac tories have started up in anticipation of just this high tariff. The remainder of those that have been closed follow suitou the passage of a tariff law. More than this, we expect that such a bill will be passed, and we believe that it will be passed by June." Col. Albert Clarke, Sec retary Bostom Home Market Club, booked for Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. "Mrs. McKinley, the mother of the Presi dent, enjoyed her trip down to Mount Vernon and her exploration of therounds and the mansion under the guidance' of the manager-supertntcndcnt.more than any adventure that she has had for a long time. She was keenly interested in every thing." George Morse, San Francisco, of the McKinley Party. "There rcrc people about two or three weeks before the Inauguration selling rank cigars for very low prices to the dealers for the inauguration crowds. Rome dealers took all the good cigars out of their show- cases and put these twofer3 in their places. It wa? rather dangerous business, as such cigars are likely to come home to roost. I notice, too, that some of the lunch rooms were charging 10 cents for coffee and for sandwiches. The "Washington men who dropped into these places and were not recognized by the dealers will probably never go to them again.'' M. L." Collard, Cigar Dealer. "I have yet to hear, one adverse crit icism of the inauguration fireworks, and a great many people have told me that they were the best that Washington ever had. This is certainly my opinion. My committee, has sent Mr. Pain a very glowing testimonial, which I hope he will be able to use in advertising work." Michael I. "Weller, Chairman Fireworks Committee. "Of course, there ' are a great many pretty stories that "are told of Mrs. Cleve land, but it happened that I had a great deal to do with her predecessor, the first Mrs. "Harrison, and I have a very pleasant remembrance of her. . I remember that when she went into a store she would often enter into a Utile conversation with some of the employes, and never failed to recognize them pleasantly the next time she came In. She made a great many Triends among people that I know." Charles J. James, Advertising Agent. LORIN M. SAUNDERS. The District of Columbia owes much of its prosperity, and the Capital City much of its attractiveness, to the business quali ties and social gifts of its wealthy citizens. Prominent among those who have ever put the welfare or the people above private considerations is Mr. Lorin M. Saunders, who has been prominently mentioned as a probable District Commissioner under the present Administration. Mr. Saunder3 is a man of and for the people, and is identified with the every day life anil interests of our citizens. He was born in ts'ew York State, but his long residence iiere gives us the right to call him a Washington man. He was born and reared on a farm in tho western part of New York, and ob tained Ids early education in the common schools of his native county. After teach ing awhile, he became imbued with the am bition for letter things that burns In the heart of every true American boy. With Mr. Saunders, to think la to act. So a brief period found him in the Government service in Washington. This was at the close of the war In the winter or 1864-'G5. Entering the law department of Columbian University, he graduated with distinction, resigned from public of rice, and in 1S70 nppeured as one of our brightest lawyers in the District courts. Shortly afterward he was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States. In 1881 Mr. Saunders opened a busi ness office for real estate, with success, but as Ills inclination led him higher, he ubaudoued-this. He was largely instrumental In starting the Ohio National Bank, of this city; be came one of its directors, and was vice president, for several years being Its act ing president. He has also held au Im portant post in the management of tho National Building and Loan A.ssociaOon, of the District, and was Its treasurer-sevcrnl years. He ia likewise a member of the Board of Trade. In fact, ilr. Saunders has been honorably connected with the leading financial and business movements of the last, two decades, and In each and every position has acquitted himself hon orably and come out with clean hands and a fair record. He is now entirely disconnected from any real estate or corporate interests, and is devoting his time to lus private business. Lorin M. Saunders was one of the flrst and original McKinley men in the Dis trict, and from the first f;dnt gleam of the star of Republicanism in tiiatdirection, has prophesied its present radiance. While feeling sure of President McKiniey's sue cess he nevertheless worked as faithfully to accomplish it as if it had been doubt ful, and it is safe to say that his record as an efficient Republican is second to none here at his home. During the con test among Republicans for the nomina tion of the St. Louis convention, Mr. Saund ers was active in his advocacy of the nom ination of Major McKinley, and was a McKinley candidate for delegate to lhat convention and received a very large vote at the Republican primaries. II is interests a re those of tlie city and Dis trict. He is married and resides on the cor ner of Wyoming and Connecticut avenues. The colored people have never had a better friend than Mr. Saunders. He has been earnest and unselfish iu his desire to elevate them and improve their condition, and he has the confidence of the leaders of that race. He believes that constant effort should be made to advance tlieir interests, and he has always worked to that end. His ample means preclude the possi bility of moneyed temptations reachinghim. Of distinguished appearance and great affability, he yet retains much of the gentleness of demeanor which won friends for him when, as a poor loy, he set his foot on the first round of the ladder of for tune. Honest and fearless, with purse ever open to the wants of the poor, and with the fairest and cleanest of party records, in the prime of early manhood, with keen brain and' well-proved business ability, It is held by those who know btm best that lie would faithfully and with the sincerest devotion acquit himself of the duties of any sphere to which he might be called. " The feeling he inspires among friends Is one of affection, and much of the opinion here expressed has been gleaned from the hearty commendations of those who have known him longest and best. NOTES ON IRRIGATION Popular ideas of irrigation are vague with people living east of the Mississippi, al though it is the oldest system of agriculture known to humanity. By its means the richest, most productive and most densely populated portions of the earth have been cultivated for thousands of years. It was practiced by the ancient Arbians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and Chinese and has always been employed by the dwellers alongthe shores of the Mediterranean. The Arabian plains are watered by subter ranean canals supplied by reservoirs in the mountains and a luxurious vegetation is the result. , An Immense system of canals extends over the plains of Assyria and Babylonia. "When the Spaniards conquered Peru they found a costly and efficient system of irri gation already in use Prcscott says: "Ca nals andaqueducts were seensprcadlug over the country like a network, diffusing fer tility andbeantyaroundthem." ThcAztecs of Mexico were adepts in irrigation and as tonished the Spaniards by their perfect system of horticulture. In spmc of the best cultivated English counties and in the south of Scotland what are called water meadows have become of late years a feature. In others a method of irrigat ing with currents of liquid manure has been introduced with good results. The sewage of the city of Edinburgh is dis posed of in this way. In Michigan irrigation has proved very successful, and at the Lansing experiment station the returns from an irrigated square rod of ground planted with beans were seventy-six pounds, against seventeen and a quarter pounds on the same area ivithout water. Twenty-seven pounds were picked from the irrigated patch before any were fit to bo gathered from the dry one. On the thousand-acre farms of the West irrigation by flooding, called "catch-work," is prac ticed, but this Is not the usual way of treat ing small tracts. , With these means most easily provided for getting water Into a position ready for use is a windmill and a small reservoir, which can be, had at moder ate cost- flftRHn 01! OF PARTIAL BEST The Cabinet Meeting Kept Appli cants Away from the President. CALLERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE Senators nud Representatives "Walked Into tho Secretary's Hoom, While Simple Citizens Ceded Their Heels In the Corridors Ex Members Much In Evidence. Yesterday was a kind of a rest day for the new President. It was Cabinet day, and the news had been heralded in advance that visitors would find it an off day w"hen the Cabinet was scheduled to play its part. This, however, did not seem to keep away many Senators and Itepresentatives in Congress. They are now the privileged few, and are admitted to the secretary's room without the formality of cards. They walk in with an air of part ownership of the Republic-while the humble citizen cools his heels in the outer halls, thinking thoughts, which, if put into words, would cause the speakers to be mistaken for anarchists. Yesterday was an office-seeking day for all it was worth. Each Senator and Rep resentative was at the Executive Man sion in the interest of someeoustitueatwbo believes that he has rendered his coun try, and especially his party, a service 1 tha t entitles him to reward. , Missouri was the only State with a dele gation and this was made up largely of ex -Members of Congress who want to be "fixed' by the new Administration. Mr. Crowther, who went out of public life last Thursday, wishes to be sent as minister to Korea. His late colleague in the House, who was a great fighter againstthe Powers funding bill, is a strong candidate for a director of the Pacific railroads. Another who was swept out of power as a repre sentative of the people Mr. Burton has set his heart upon being made the district attorney for the Western district of the State. Last but not least of the ex-Members from that State Is Mr. Treloar, who is asking to be made the successor of Mr. Maxwell, Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, whose duty it will be to slash the heads of foprth-jplass postmasters. There are others In Missouri who want office, but they were not at the "White House yesterday with the four ex-Congressmen, all of whom want places at the quickest possible moment. The towering form of Murat Halstead, the great field marshal and editor, of Ohio and New York, whose face is go elevated that he sees only the sun and tars. was granted a somewhat extended interview. Mr. Halstead is in search of a good place iu the diplomatic service, but what is to be assigned him is net known, though be may not get anything. IT he were without the Ohio brand upon him he might stand in better favor with the President. His name Is being mentioned in connection with the Persian mission, which is a great distance from home and the expense of getting there equal to almost one year's salary. It will be remembered that in 1S59 Mr. Halstead was named as minister to Ger many, but the Senate refused to confirm him, and one ot those who opposed his con firmation was Senator Sherman, now Sec retary of State. It is not believed thatMr. Halstead will accept the post at Persia, but prefers Spain, but that place will hardly be given him in view of the delicate relations existing between that country and this at the present time. There were 'a number of old-timers to sec the President- Some of them had been out of public life for many years. Gen. Batcheller, who was an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Hamron, wants something. Ex-Lieut. Gov. Will Cum back, of Indiana, who defeated Judge Holman for Congress in l&C3,and was collector of internal revenue under Grant, Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur, -wasat ' the "White House, and would like to have his old place back, or something "equally as good." Gen. Henderson, of Hllnois, who was in Congress all the time Mr. McKinley was a member of that body, had an interview with the President. He will be g'ad to have a place as one of the auditors of the various departments. Ex-Senator Henry W. E!ah of New Hampshire, whom President Harrison named as Minister to China, but was re fused by that country, was auotherto see the President. Ex-Senator Blair will, it he can get It, accept a small mission to any of the South American Republics. Ex-Congressman Dorsey, of Nebraska, was another who served in Congress with Mr. McKinley and who wants recognition. He prefers to be collector of internal revenue at Omaha. A very large percentage of those want ing the higher places are those who served in Congress with Mr. McKinley. They appear to be impressed with the belief that this entitles them to anything they may ask for. Pennsylvania is well to the front in the mnd rush for office. It is almost equal to Ohio. In addition to asking for the uppointment of cx-Sejjator Cameron to either the ambassadorship at Berlin or the ministership to St. Petersburg, Senators Penrose and Quay seem deter mined to have Dr. Pitcaran, of Harris burg, appointed as consul general to Berlin. C. tx. Dawes, of Illinois, who is stated as the successor of Comptroller of the Currency, Mr. Eckels, walked in and out of the house with the air of a man who thought tiie days were few until he would have the place he wishes, and the chances arc he will. Two Ohio men called "yesterday, both of whom want offices. They had no sooner seen the President than heiuqolred "when they were going home." This served to clip the wings of their ambition, feeling they were to be left out in the cold. The President has not encouraged the Ohioans, but upon the contrary, has sought to curtail their enthusiasm. In the office seeking direction, the result being that Ohio lias lost 'much of its buoyant spirits which were rampant a few days ago. There was no little indignation ex pressed yesterday by those who called at the Mansion, at the expressed wish of the President that the offlceseekers should go to their homes, and there remain until they are sent for, 33 was printed In The Times yesterday. They were inclined to refer to the four months of the campaign, when the President was seeking office, and they all had their coats off working for him. If they had gone home and remained there the chances, they said, would have been that Mr. Bryan and not Mr. McKinley would have been in the "White House. 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