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THE MORNIlGr TIMES, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1897
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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.
Tho hungry horde looks upon office
seeking as legitimate prey, and they pro
pose to get what they came for, or know
the reason why.
There, will, without doubt, be a number
of appointments made today, and among
them will be some, if not all, the am
bassadors. THESE FOOLISH LAWSUITS
"Many foolish cases arc brought Into
the courts," observed an old lawyer. "My
advice to my clients always has been to
keep out of the courts. I remember one
I case in which one neighbor was involved
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In a distressing controversy with another.
The neighbor who was sued for damages
bad built a house on a corner lot, and
when the house was erected, the other
neighbor discovered that it- bad encroached
upon about three inches of his land. They
had some words, and the man who had.
built the house hired me to defend him in
the suit brought by the other man. Well,
after much trouble I brought them to
gether and tried to procureasettlementout
of court. They argued with and abused
each othcrand would cometono agreement.
The land was worth $f0 a foot; three
inches were therefore worth about $12.oO.
"I told my client he had better settle.
No; he was right; he wouldn't So the
case was dragged along in oue court and
then another for over a year. Wheu
finally my client lost, the case hadcost him
about twenty times the amount of money
involved, and much mental worry caused
by hard reelings. It wa3 Tolstoi's .story,
of the two neighliors who had a falling
out over nothing all over again. They
lived thereafter in constant cnemity, neTer
ppeaking to each other and heartily de
testing each other, while their childien
were reared to foster this feelinsr. One
felt that he had been robbed, and the
other felt that it had cost him a great
deal of money to get whac was his.
"It was ns near a feud as might well ex
ist in a civilized city, only Instead, of the
dagger thrusts of a genuiue, bona fide
vendetta, there were the more dangerous
weapons, venomous tongues, which gave
utterance constantly to sneers, slanders,
andback-bltlng.
"Thereafter each was jealous of the
other's prosperity, or rejoiced when ad
versity sought his rival's family. Tho
innocent, as well as tho guilty and ob
stinate contestants suffered, and It was
altogether a detectable piece of business.
So I am ever in favor of settlement ous
of court. Just as I believe in arbitration,
to settle the troubles between nations.
One is as essential to the happiness of
the domestic circle as the other Is to tho
well-being of the government." Detroit
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