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THK I'OWrS JUBILEE.
LEO HAS BEEN A PRIEST FIFTY YEARS. FOrt Fkrtrh of 111k l.lfo anil of tli Kmiiao Cliiirili I'mler III Gtilil:imt llrl'-f Alltixli'Mt to tint I'opea Who Have iono llrfolt mmii Other Matte. Jonclilni Vincent Kiuilmel linis IVcd was liorn March 110. ami on the laf-t dav of l'C 7 received t ho rank of priest in lio'me; on the liMhof I Ylirimry, 17, by a vote of the cni'ilmnl. lie. liecatne pupo with tlie title of I.eo XIII, nml on the .Mil 1. 1.0 AIM. of December, 1s7, hean the coiiuiietno ratiori of liis jubilee the close of tho liriiclll year of hi priest IidimI. All tho Christian world shows profound respect; the Catholic nations have showered npon lilm the richest uilts, and even the. rulers of liiidilliists mul Mohaniincdans have, Kent (,'ifts and honors as to the head of n Kreat Christian coiuiiinnion. It Is not to the pope only that those pfls and honors are, offered, for Leo XIII had an cnviahlo reputation its n diplomat, statesman, scholar and publicist loiitf before ho became popo. As ft writer of pure Augustan Latin ho probably has not nn ennui in modern times; his poetry, though often Had, is ex quisitely sweet, his plan for tho organiza tion of Hehools has been thought Rood enough to Iks adopted by hoiiio Protestant communities, and his diplo macy in France, Uelgium, Spain and Germany has been attended witli tho happiest results, ill's arbitration between Spain and (iermany in the matter of tho Caroline Islands lias gained him tho friendship of hoth nations. lie lias put an end to the bitter struggle in Germany called tho "Kultur kampf." The rela tions liclwccn England and the vutlcan are now closer t han they huve ever been since Henry VHI, and Queen Victoria has sent the Duke of Norfolk to represent her nt the festivities. Kuropo admits that for centuries no such far seeing states man has been at tho head of the church, and rrolestant and Catholic nations unite in doing the honors at his Jubilee. Uniting scholarship, statesmanship nnd a peculiar sweetness of character to his functions as pope, wo need not wonder at the presents received from apparently un likely sources. The sultan of Turkey, for instance, sends an antique, pastoral ring, set with precious stones and valued at $."(), ti)0. The emperor of Ger many (and what would have been thought more unlikely in H,()H(?) sends a m tiro worked in gold and encrusted with rubies, emeralds, brilliants ami sapphires the whole of immense value. The Chinese government sends a special envoy with rich presents, und the empress regent sends a large contribution in money. From other non-Cat hollo sources gifts almost equally princely are received, lint from Catholic princes and peoples tho con tributions are so numerous that tho list would 1111 many columns. The queen regent of Spain sends a ring set with it sapphire worth 15,000. Tho emperor of Austria and the ladies of Vienna join in present ing a pictorial cross costing l(K),00l) llorins. Tin- clergy and laity of the arch diocese of Paris have contributed U!(),000 francs for a tiara, which Is to be studded with (100 diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. The Syrian Catholics give n cross and chain worth 7,000 rupees. Scores of associations of pious ladies in many places send beautiful and costly gifts. Tho oc casion will also be utili.ed by various churches. Ireland will dedicate tho Irish National church in Koine. Ireland also contributes the garb in which the pope celebrates I lie public moss on Dee. 01. It Is of white Irish poplin, woven for this special purpose by direction of the bishop of Armagh. For this mass over fJOO.OOO lias been contributed, making it the most Impressive ever witnessed. In such a blaze of brilliancy will close tho fiftieth year of his priesthood, and we are justi fied in some curiosity as to the lifo and achievements of the man thus highly hon ored. Leo XIII was I ho fourth son of Count Dominlcii Ludovico J'ecci and Anna Pros-pcri-Uugl, and was born at Carpiueti, ft place of siime 5,000 inhabitants, set in a cleft of the Monte Lepinl, a spur of tho Appeninos. Itoth his parents were of noble blood. His father had served under Napoleon. Farther back the family were Sienneso noblemen and pro duced several eminent men. His mother CAKP1XETI. was of an old noble family In the Volsclau city of Cora. Tho old palace where tho present jsipo was lorn Is visited yearly by mauy pilgrims. IIU mother died when ho was but H years old, and Vincent, or Joa chim, as he was called, went with his brother to the Jesuit college at Viteils), where he noon showed remarkable pro ficiency in Greek nnd Latin. Jn 1 '-'. tho famous Koiimn College of Jusuits was revived; the religious orders were slowly reinstated after the downfall of Napoleon, ftLd J mhliu lYcci went there to tlnisli bis education. He won tho llrst prize for prose Cfiriijxislllon, and was chosen, ut the agebf 14, 'to deliver the class oration, his Cubject .lx.iug "l'agan Koine us Compared 'with Christian Koine." Ho wrote Latin prose and verse with great facility. In 1830 Le decided to become a pricbt, and entered 1 Vy 1 tho Gregorian university, nt which, at tho nj4 of 23, ho received his degree as doctor :if theology. Immediately after ho was made one of the coHege of noblo ec clesiastics in the immediate service of tho pope, then Gregory XVI: and when tho hitter was succeeded by l'ius VIII, joiing l'ecci, at the a'o of LH, was made a do mestic prelate ami charged with the finan cial administration. On the lid of Novem ber, IW!, he received the dcaennship at the hands of Cardinal Odescalchi, tho pope's vicar general: and on the last day of that j ear received the complete '.rdtT of the phcM hood. The next j ear the pope made him cov crnor of the province of Itciiveuuto, which lie soon cleared of the smugglers and brigands with which it was Infested. He was next made governor of Spoleto, and did an equally great work there. The Napoleonic wars and French occupa tion of Italy had left the country in such a disordered condition that tho next thirty years were consumed lit restoring order; but the peninsula was literally infested by secret societies, and the conflicts between these and the various local governments, one side grow ing more severe as tho other grew more desperate, make the whole history of the country till tho rise of Muneiul, favour and Garibaldi, and the final success of Sardinia und the 1'iedniontese King Vic tor Kmiiiauucl in organizing I'nited Italy. When but I!:) years old Mgr. l'ecci was made papal nuncio to Melgium, where lie did so great a work for his church that tho pope made him bishop of I'crugia. There In' remained for thirty-one years, and the barest enumeration of his labors for education, charity and social purity would make too long an article for our purpose. He was promoted to arch bishop ami then to cardinal, and on the death of l'ius IX came the last passible promotion. On tho 10th of February, 178, tho sixty four cardinals assembled in the his toric chapel of election in Koine. Over each seal was a canopy, four seats were draped in green to represent the cardinals created by l'ius IX, and the rest were in Diirulo.' On the altar stood a large chalice ami paten. One by one the cardinals ad vanced, laid their votes reverently on tlie paten, and raising that dropped the ballot Into the chalice. Then the bcrutinizers counted the votes and the count was read aloud three times. Tho ballots were then burned, und tho smoke rising into tlie clear uir announced to the vast multitude outside that there was yet no election Two-thirds were required to elect. On tho first ballot Cardinal l'ecci received 2,1, on tho second 1(8; then all eyes turned toward him. He trembled so violently that the pen fell from his hands, then, pale us death, bowed his face on his hands while tho tears streamed from his eyes. The third ballot gave him 44 votes. Then tho master of ceremonies nnd accompanying officials approached his seat with tho question: 'Do you accept the election canonically mndo of 4011 as nuproma pontiff of tho Catholic ctiurjli." LKO'g lllUTIIl'LArB. Ills reply could not bo heard in full; but it was understood that ho Accepted. All tho cardinals roso in homage to their new sovereign, and tho sub-deacon of tho college asked: "Ily what name do you wish to be called:-" "lly the hitmo of Ieo XIII," was tho reply. Of the 257 popes there were 24 Johus, 1(1 Gregorys, 11 Clements, I I Henedicts, lit Innocents, 1:1 Leos, 0 Pluses, U Boni faces, 8 I'nuls, N Crbans, 8 Alexanders, 10 Stephens, 0 Adrians, Sextus, Nicholas, Martin and ('destine 5 each, and a num ber of names representing two or three. Die llrst popes, of course, retained their original names, but for some centuries eijeh one lias adopted tho name of some predecessor. Their terms were nearly all short, as the dignity was attained at an advanced age; from St. Feter to l'ius IX none continued .in tho chair twenty-Qvo years, and when tho latter reached "the years of St. I'eter" it was a time of great interest in the church, while the opponents of Home, as usual, discovered an alleged prophecy that such An event would mark the end of tho papacy, It cannot be de nied that Leo XII 1 rules over it more united church than l'ius IX did, as the latter was far moro powerful and fortu nate than tho pope whom ltonapurte over threw. At least nino times in tho history of he papacy it has seemed that the end had come, as tho church was divided, the pope an exile or a prisoner or bis secu lar power apparently destroyed, but each time the inevitable reaction has come and tho pope resumed his place its head of tho largest Christian communion in the world. A hundred and lift y years ago it was a high crime for a priest to enter Great llritaiu or teach in Ireland ; now Victoria sends n special envoy to honor tho pope, and the latter is virtual judge of tho case of Ireland against F.ngland. Only fifteen years ago official Germany was bent on tho destruction of Catholic power in that country; now Emperor Willium honors tho pope, and tho lutter arbitrates be tween Spain and Germany in his capacity us "Prince of Peace." St. Peter's pontifi cate Is counted by Catholics from A. 1). 83 to till; then follow St. Linus, il-?!, St. Anacletus, 78 -5)1, St. Clement I, 91-100, and so on down a long line of short terms to St. Felix II in the year IKiti, the thirty-seventh pope and tlie first to die a natural and peaceful death! (An exception may jerliaps be made of the eighth, St. Telesiphorus.) After St. Felix II fourteen popes wero martyred 05 died of toil or other unusual cause: then in 514 St. Symmachus died in peace. Tho em pire hod liecotno Christian, and the Gothic conquest complete, and thereafter there were but six martyrs in l.ilOO years, till Bonaparie outraged and degraded l'ius VIII. Three popes intervened between him nnd l'ius IX, who was chosen in 1840, and died In 1S78. Where in all the annals of secular governments Is there so long ft line? It is lot to bo wondered nt that pi ous Catholii s contemplate the hoary an tiquity of the luntiUuite with uwe and revcrouce. SOCIETY AT WASHINGTON. THE SEASON'S OPENINC-SOME COM ING EVENTS. The I.uiUei. of Mm (ublnH Mr, lion M. Dickinson in Detroit und Washington. ( hiiiiur In New Yrur's Customs Sonit tlilnic Aliont Washington I'lineh. (Special CVrreKi'ii(i.n'-e. I Wasiiixutox, Jan. 9. New Yeur's day passed off with all the flourish of one nf Wag ner's openis. . Tliero was the lien ting of tlie society drum and tho whistling of the wx'icty fife, and we are now in tho midst of one of the liveliest seasons in our history. It is only six weeks until Ient, nnd tho wining and the dining and com ting and cooing must bo all crowded into that short season. There nroa nunilier of heiresses here this winter, and Senator Stanford has a U'vy of girls from the Pacific slope about him. The majority of tho new scuutors aro rich, and not a few have daughters with them. Sena tor Paddock can give his two girls nice mur ringu Mirtions, nnd Senator (Juay is by no means ill heeled. Don Cameron's little girl will probably own her own house nt least, if slut marries jxor, and as for tho daughters of Sherman, Kvarts, Wuito and a wore of others they aro by no means badly oh", either in this world's beauty or 111 the nrosu'ct of this world's ikmIs, Washington society girls are noted for their brightness, and there is no place in the world where the social grindstone tends so ' much to sharH'ii a lady's w its. The contact with the greatest statesmen of the country, the mingling with the noted authors and litterateurs who make 'Washington their winter home, and tho introdiiet ion to tho lions of tlie world who assembly hero each winter, keep tho young brain on the go, and if there is anything in it, either of repartee or thought, it is sure to lie brought out. The girl has to keep well posted as to the men she meets, too, or shci will be liable to ask some ridiculous quest inns as, for instance, "Whether Sam Randall is in the limine or senate," or "whether lien. Sheridan was a commander of cavalry or infantry." Such interrogatories would, of course, lie unpardonable if made to tho gentlemen above sjsiken of, but they are no more out of tho way than that which a mipiiosedly well read woman made to Howells, the novelist, lust yeur, when she asked him what lnioks ho had written, and remarked that his conver uition was so fluent that she really thought that lie could write for the newspaiiers. Another lady asked Commodore Schley, of Arctic fume, what, noted thing ho had done, and one of the humorous editors greatly in sulted Winfleld Scott Hancock by asking hint "whether he belonged to the army or navy." The danger of such mistakes keeps the fresh society girls ulive. They read up on the men they have to meet, and they learn to give "tuffy" as well as do tho diplomats. This taffy giving and compliment paying, which prevails to so lurge an extent in Wash ington society, invaluably attracts the atten tion of the stranger in Washington. It is, however, a custom which prevails in all court 'society tho world over, and ono which tho I ml i test of nations most affects. Indeed, "tafTy" is the grease which makes tho wheels of society run smoothly, and n little lying of this kind will undoubtedly bo pardoned. It is just as easy to say "You are looking well," as "Damn you eyes!" und the lirst remark is ulwuys U'tter received. Don M. Dickinson promises to be quite an addition to tho cabinet circle, and tho change to him from Lamar, which comes about in directly by Vilas taking the interior port folio, will l well likod. Secretary Lamar has never entertained to any extent, and his wife is rather retiring than othei wise. Mrs. Dickinson is a tall, stately woman, with brown hair and dark brown eyes. Sho is one of the lending society women of Detroit, which is a city that puys considerable atten tion to social observances. Her homo on Fort street is a magnificent mansion, and sho and Mr. Dickinson have been noted as so ciety jieople. They have now taken a house on Farragut square, in Washington, which Is about three squares from tho White House, and is in tho most fashionable quarter of the ity. Senator Stanford lives very near them, and the Russian minister is just across the way. Mrs. Whitney is only a step on tho other side, and Mrs. Dickinson will find many a noted neighbor with whom sho cun gossip without (langer of getting her feet wet by a long trump, or the noctssity of or- lermg out her carriage. Mrs. Hits is not yet very strong, and it is ! a good deal of a question whether she will be able to remain in Washington society this winter or not. The tour sho took with tho president, with its series of accidents, was a shock to her nervous system, and she thinks some of going back to Madison, Wis., bo- fore the season is over. Miss Mollie Vilas bos lieen spending tho holidays here, and she has enjoyed her boarding school vacation. Secretary Lamar went south for Christ mas, anil 1 uni told ty ono of lus intimate friends that he has decided not to board this winter, and that Mrs. Lamar will spend much of the season in the south. I don't im agine sho is very fond of tho rush and tear of Washington society, and tho secretary him self likes a quiet life. Secretary liuyard's daughters are to do the honors of his home this winter, and his daughter Nellio bus been spending the holi days here. Mrs. Secretary Fairchild will probably entertain considerably during the season. Mio has one of tlie biggest houses iu Washington, and there is enough glass in her conservatories to roof a country court house. These conservatories face the south, and they will lie turned, I venture, into promenado corridors during the winter. The sun is very warm here, even now, and you do not fool tlie need of a lire when you have a glass room w it b a southern exKsure. Mrs. hitney and tho secretary intend to give a numlier of entertainments, and they will have some friends here with them dur ing the season. .Willie Vituderbilt, the son of ono of the millionaire Vanderhilts of New- York, has been spending tho holidays with tho Whitney boys, and 1 can tell you tho youngsters have as strong voices and as ardent Christmas imaginations as you will nnd m boys of poorer parentage. The little V hitneys "hung up their stockings" about tho wide mantel of the gorgeous fireplace in tho grand bull room, and it is needless to say that they did not find them empty in the morning. ThoAVhitoHou.se is going to boom in a social way, and tho president's dinners havo already liegun. Tho house is being decorated gorgeously with flowers, and the palates of tho guests aro tickled with terrapin and champagne. Thursday has Isvn chosen as the day of ceremony during the season, and every Thursday until Ijeiit w ill 1 taken up by a celebration ut tho White House. Wo will have ft diplomatic reception next week, and the week following the foreign ministers w ill break bread around tho White House table. On Jan. 20 tho congressmen and sen ators will lie formally received, and on Feb. 2 tho fut old justices of the supremo court will dine with the president. A wevk later will be tho army and navy reception, and on Tuesday, Feb. I t, and just as Lent logins, the dour public will coaie eu masse to tho White House. 5frs. Cleveland will hold her recep tions on Saturday afternoons. In addition to these, there may lio some other receptions ut the White House, and there will Ui a lot of quiet little dinner at which other things than the current gossip of the day will make up the conversation. Some of thebiggest olitieal schemes are laid at dinner tables, and foreign government think so much of thoso court dinners that they give their ministers a fund for enter taining. The llussian minister has such a fund, and tho minister from England has a big house here, which was nougni ior ins occupancy hy his p)V' eminent, it is so with a number of other legations, und political wire pulling goes on about the tables of tho incmlicrs ami sen ators as well. Not long ago the seat of one of the leading members of tho United States senate was in question. It was charged that the senator had used money corruptly to ob tain his election, and his friends here wined nnd dined his brother senators of I Kith parties, Imping thereby to make fricmls of them. Whether the charges as to the buying of votes were true or not I don't know. I am sure that tho senator himself is too honest a man to have had anything to do with such methods personally; but, at uny rate, the wining and the dining had their influence, and he held his seat without trouble. There wero fewer New Year's calls this year than last, and tho custom of calling seems to In- falling into a case of "innocuous lesuetude." Some ladies received, but few cards were used by gentlemen, and as to pic torial New Year's cards, they ore utmost out of vogue, It is now tho popular fad to uso only your name, putting "Mr." before it, und the words "Happy New Year" are left off by most gentlemen. The custom of serving wines at New Year's is also undergoing a change, and there was not s ) much of it this yeur as last, and less last year than the year before. Tho worst article served, however, is this de licious Washington punch, which tickles your palate while it steals away your brains, and makes you fiel like a god while you act like a tool. I have Ufoit' men new recipe for this punch, as it was used by Surg. Gen. liarnes, and you may see, if you will test it, that my words aro correct. It is called "JtegenU" punch," and it is a royal articlo. Take the juice of six lemons, one pound of loaf sugar, one pound of current jelly, half a fiint of strong green tea, hot, and dissolve tho jelly in tho hot tea. Then take one quart of Jamaica ruin (the older and stronger the bet ter), one jug of curacoa, und two bottles of old brands". Mix these harmless articles together, and when it is served add plenty of ice. Then add one quart of champagne extra dry for each half gallon of punch, slice a couple of oranges very thin and drop them on the top of tho liquid, and you will have a drink that would have delighted Bac chus, and that, had Alexander the Great begun with it instead of wine, would have killed him off long before he had conquered the world. Another punch much used Is champagne punch, and this is somewhat similar in its construction, but fully as insidious in its ef fects. Take a pound of loaf sugar, a pint of strong black tea, tho juice of four oranges and six lemons, and two bottlas of cham pagne. Add to these a half pint of old brandy nnd ice to your tasto. Mrs. Gen. lticketts' punch was somewhat different, but equally strong, and her recipe has iieen copied oy many a society ludy, and the punch has been drunk by thousands of old stagers. I have one which provides for a gallon unit three-quarters ot very nice liquor. It is to take three quarts of boiling water, three pounds of sugar, and add to these one pint of lemon juice, ono pint of brandy or two pints of Jamaica rum. Mix these well together, then stir in one pint of tieach brandy or cordial. This drink is one which none but an old soaker had better at tempt, and, like the two recipes above given, you will be better off if it is in somo other stomach than your own. Thomas J. Todd. PRETTY STUDENTS' HEAD DRESSES. How the Co-Eds" of Cornell Adorn Their Cranium. Special Correspondence. New Yohk, Jan. 9. At Ithaca just now tho ladies of Sage college (Cornell university) aro vying with tho masculine undergraduates in the matter of class hats. If this rivalry is to go on the young men would lietter re sign themselves to the ordinary derby or silk hat, for there aro some things women can do lietter than men. and ono of these is the arrangement of head gear. What husband of moderato means has not at somo time left his wifo at home in tho morning, seat ed by the window. With u frn 11, Hit's. ,.1 ill j which might do for the skeleton of a bout or the model of a chimney pot, to return in tho evening und find that the queer ma chino has lecn transformed into n bird of paradise hat or bonnet? Let the youths stick to the scientific principles of conic sections. "Conic sections!" exclaims tho fair junior. "What a delightful sugges tion there is in the parabola for the outline rim of a hat!" At Sage college are found tho post gradu ate, tho senior, the junior, the sophomore and the freshmen classes. Now, if the style of tho hat were graduated among these four divisions its to comeliness, by the same rule as would follow among men, the oldest class would have tho prettiest hat. Not so. These things are reversed in tho case of women. Tho oldest student must rest con tent with the plainest, whilo the youngest is entitled to the daintiest The post graduate, for instance, has the regulation silk hat (of low crown) for men. Then come the senior and junior classes with Oxford mortar lioards, tho senior wearing a somber black tassel, while the junior dons jvacock purplo. Tho sophomore wears something liko a Tarn o' Shanter, the color of whose tassel is nearer tho other end of the sjiectrimi they are all studying, and gleams a bright ml. Hut the daintiest of nil those hats is reserved for tho freshman of sweet sixten. It may be called a drooping mortar board, tho board of which is not a lrd at all, but Itcmls gracefully at the corners, and wilts under a tassel of gold, secured by a purple plush button. Why should the little freshman c;u-o to climb the thn-e higher rounds in tho university ladder! Why may sho not always remain In the youngest class! J. IL S. 'A -fenitmr n HIT,!! M'CULLOCIL HIS GOLDEN WEDDING SOON TO JOYOUSLY CELEBRATED. BE The 1 1 'one, l.lfo ut TliU HhIh und lluurty Oelo-enuriaii IIU Good Wlln und Ilor rie:nrc tlow Mr. McCullorli Twice HeciiiiMi Secietury of tlie Treasury. Some time this mouth tho Hon. Hugh and Mrs. MiCiilloeh will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding day. This will 1k a truly golden wedding, blessed with the reward of lives passed in doing od and noble d'i'd of love and charity, and the par ticipants will be surrounded und admiringly loved by a largn and happy fumily of chil dren and grandchildren ami a multitude of warm friends. The Hon. Hugh McCulloch, although past his With year, with his still vigorous intel lect and jicrfcct physical health, is a rare sKciiueu of ripe old age. Tull and broad shouldered, his well rounded figure is sur mounted by a noble, well shaied head, a finely cut, clean shaven face, scarcely showing a wrinkle or other sign of decay. With his kind, bright, grayish blue eyes, tho mirror of a pure soul and mind, ho looks more like tho typical Knglish country gentleman than tho true American that he is. Although free from all euro and worry, and practically ret ired from all active business, Mr. McCul loch's life is by no means one of idleness. As there is no sign of abatement of his mental and physi cal facultii-s, so there are few min utes of his days un occupied. Always an early riser, ho leads and always has led ft most ab- tzzs .-S-V. , Riemioiis ami in- iliiot i-imis life. Ihir-r.-Vk'O 1 v nig the summer J i months, which he, with his family, s lends at his coun try seat, Holly Hills, M.I., Mr. Mc Culloch rises daily HUGH M'Ct'LLOCn. at .r a. m., and in his shirt sleeves, a broad brimmed straw hat covering his head; makes his diuly round over tho extensive farm con nected with his place, devoting a preat deal of care to tlie numerous broods of chickens, which bo especially takes a delight in feeding and attending, whilo Mrs. Mc Culloch, with equal interest, superintends her model dairy and extensive hot houses, where she cultivates and grows the most delicious grapes, oranges and flowers of all descriptions. There is no pro fessional florist in Washington who can rival her in the production and growing of rare and lieauttful roses. Mrs. McCulloch annually sends thousands of tho choicest cut flowers as presents to her numerous friends, for tho decoration of churches ami for the adornment of tho sick wards of the hospitals. If Mrs. McCulloch ever neglected any of the many duties of her home it was for the sake of sweet charity, which, with her, has not always begun at home. There is hardly another lady in vv ashingtou who works more actively for church and charitable institutions. In fact. her work would soon tire out nmny of the young ladies and matrons of the present day, though Mrs. McCulloch is only ten years the junior of her octogenarian hus band. Having frequently visited and lived several years in Europe for the sako of com pleting the education of her daughters, lioth sho and they have acquired a perfect com mand of many languages, and one rarely meets a lietter informed lady than Mrs. Me Culloch. She is also an accomplished ama teur artist, and she knows how to delineate her favorites the flowers with a lifo like ness and truth which place her work above the products of many professional painters. Holly Hills is an estate of over 400 acres of ground, delightfully situated in Maryland, nnd bought by Mr. McCulloch mostly on account of its healthful, beautiful location. His Washington residence is a four-story brick house, less conspicuous by its elegance than by its home like and comfortable inte rior, situated in McPherson square, one of the most fashionable quarters in Washington. During the last few years Mr. McCulloch has devoted several hours daily to the writing of his memoirs, containing most interesting reminiscences of tho great men and times of his long and useful life. The work is dedicated to his children, but it is to bo hojied thut these products of a keen oltservation and a wonderful memory will one day be given to tho public. Born in Docem ber, 1S08, in Maine, Mr. McCulloch re ceived his early education In Bos- MRS. huoh M'ct'LLOCH. ton, later studying law in that city. Beginning practice at Fort Wayno in IS08, somewhat later ho was appointed cashier of a branch of the State bank of Indiana anil also a director of that institution. In IStKt. at tho request of Mr. Chose, Mr. McCulloch went to Washington to organize a national bureau of currency. In lNVi ho was selected by Mr. Lincoln secre tary of the treasury, filling this office until March, 1W.. In the following year Mr. McCulloch went to Ixindon as a partner in the banking house of Jay Cook, McCulloch & Co., which firm was afterward changed to tho stylo of that of McCulloch & Co. in 187-1. Ho returned to the United States in 187ti. Ono Sunday ufternoon in tho full of 1SS1, during President Arthur's niinistration, Mr. McCulloch and family laid gathered around ft cheerful flre in the large sitting room at his country seat when n carriage drew up the long winding puth leading to the house. It proved to lio the president's, nnd soon Mr. Arthur alighted. Heartily wel conicd, he enjoyed what he afterward spoke of as a delightful evening. Requesting a few minutes of private conversation with Mr. McCulloch before going, the gentlemen retired to an adjoining room. After the president had gwio Mr. McCulloch informed tho family thut he hud been asked by the president to accept tho office of secretary of tho treasury during the remainder of his administration. A hearty cheer from the sons and grandsons of Mr. McCulloch for the president, showed the delight of the family to sco their liclovcd sire thus honored. No secretary of tho treasury has twice held that important ofiice save Mr. McCulloch. I iicnngriioiis Itrle-a-ltrir. The figure of a baseball pitcher done iu clay, seven no iocs nlsmt to take tho black veil, a lmsket of urliliciul fruit, a manual of etiquette, courtship, etc., pictures of famous actresses, church Ixxtks and dninjatio plays aro mingled together in one of tho prominent shop windows on Broadway, w here tasto and tho display of good judgment are supposed to govern tho establUUrat'iit New York Tribuui i 'id. till . T V"; f 1 j . ... V - ' y " J f Absolutely Pure. Tills powder never Trlin. A nmrH of niirlr trwiiitli unit wlinlrnniiii'111'iui. More ei'ounniii-Ml than tne unliiiiirr Kiiiiii, mm iiuuim ne miiu 111 iiiiictlUcin wllh tlie iiiiiliitii.li- of lew lil. flmrl wflKlit itlom or liliuiiiliiiti! puwilem Solit imlij in ' an. iioYti, Uas isn I'.iw iikkC'i. IiW Willi St. iN.Y. . DR. J. B. WALKER, Oculist and Aurist, WliotiH" praetlni'rt In llila city i 1 te amy tie conaultrd AT THE CLIFTON HOTEL, OTTAWl, On tin- flrft HntunUy of each month, aa follows: Saturday Saturday . 1 )H'iiiber fl ..January 7 .li'iibriiary 4 March 3 April 7 Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday .May f At all other times (oa thii I the on)) place he visit proreaaloiially) he may be found In Chicapo. omCK AND DISPENSARY: 85 Waahln ton Btrtet. M. W. Corner of Prben. Farm Lands for Sale. 1 have fur ale aonie of the best Improved l''anii In la Mile county : Lamtaln Dayton, Lainli In Allen, Lands in Ilronkltflri, La Dels In (I rami lUplils, Lands In Kami ltldtte, .amis In Deer Park, Laud in South Ottawa. 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