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Will the c.ilile railway fight consume all
the time allowed to the District of Columbia
during the approaching session of Congress t
Recorder of Deeds Matthews has Just got
snugly settled In new quarters at the Court
house, hut the harsh, unfeeling Senate meets
next month, and his name must he promptly
submitted to that body according to law.
It Is only fair for the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad and the people of Baltimore to take
an earnest and ettectlra Interest In the
National Drill here nest May. When the
Oriole festival was held Washington people
went over to the sister ctty in throngs, hnt
it has always been remarked that Haiti
moreans were rather slow In responding to
Invitations from this side of the line.
The reporters seem to have a grudge
against Mr. James Russell Lowell. When
he delivered an address In Bngland some
years ago on Coleridge the report of It cred
ited him with dreadful misquotations from
"The Ancient Mariner." Now In his liar
vard oration they make him say "Jnstumac
"tacentem propositi virum" the man who is
just and sltcit about his designs, (which
sounds like a tribute to General Grant) In
stead of "tenacem propositi" tenacious of
his designs, which applies to what some peo
ple call Mr. Cleveland's obstinacy.
The proposed establishment in this city of
another national btmk seems to witness the
possession of considerable surplus cash by
our citizens, in view of the numerous and
prosperous banking institutions already ex
isting. It also shows that the incorporators
are not alarmed for the future of national
banking, despite the Increasing scarcity of
United States bonds. Of course the more
that Washington becomes a centre of bnri
liess, financial as well as commercial, the
better for all here, and the new bank is
therefore to be welcomed.
Silver certificates of the denomination of
one and two dollars get iuto circulation very
slowly, which indicates that the Treasury is
obeying tho popular demand in this case as
grudgingly as usual. It "isn't English, ye
"know," to have any paper money in circula
tion less than a fi'-pun note. The reason for
this in Eogland is that people are either so
rich that they do not need to carry any less
denominations of money, or so poor that
their little lilt of silver change does not
bother them by its weight. Here the dollar
is every mau'a money, and we want It in
convenient shape, and in a hurry tao,
Messrs. Manning and Graves.
The serious trouble in the Police Depart
ment just as Congress is about to meet is
much to be deplored for many reasons. In
stead of a prospective increase of the scanty
force, there is now danger of a Congressional
investigation this winter. Some one is at
fault, nnless there has been an extraordinary
series of innocent misunderstandings and
blunders; and we are loath to think that it
is either Major Walker, so lately appointed
with high promises of his expected achieve
ments, or Lieutenant Arnold, with his long
record and experience and natural or ac
quired discretion that made him the last
man to be suspected of folly. A superabund
ance of loose talk seems to be at the root of
the difficulty, and it will be lucky If nothing
worse is to be predicated of it.
In considering the losses and gains on the
question of tariff reform In the Home, It
should not be overlooked that Hon. Leopold
Morse, of Boston, was elected over Mr. Ran
ney In the Third District of Massachusetts
squareiy on this Issue, and as a tariff re
former, and that the other Massachusetts
Democrats were elected on the same Issue.
An address to voters, before the election,
signed by lion. Henry L. Pierce, Rev. James
l'reeman Clarke, and others, denounoed Mr.
Ranney for opposing the Morrison bill, and
pointed out that the present war tariff brings
about the following results:
To (tie manufacturer, a limited market, over-production,
(Treat prosperity one Bcasouantt mills closed
the next strikes, vexations, loss; to the consumer
and wage-earner, living expensive, Income reduced,
uncertainty ot employment, lockouts, enforced Idle
ness, poverty, suffering. What are tlio moral re
sults? Amonglhe masses ot wane-earners, Inevita
ble discontent, with all the evils that follow In Its
train; among the manufacturers, a few favored mo
nopolists made unduly rich ami correspondingly
reedy by extreme duties Imposed In their favor,
Heartlessly Importing tho very cheapest foreign
labor to compete, with the American worker and
lower his wages or keep lilm Idle. At the same
time, tbeso men seek to debauch the consclcnceand
becloud the reason of tho American people by pro
claiming through their political inouthplecea that
thtlr system la one of "protection to American
labor." To silence this deinagoglsui, to cxjioso this
falsehood, to relieve an overtaxed public, to remove
a mischievous restraint upon leglllmite trade, and
to take tho first step In the gradual righting of
this great moral and economic wrong by removing
the duties upon raw materials and upon the neces
saries of life, Is the pressing, the Imperative politi
cal duty of the hour. It U high time that this duty
be no longer shirked or trilled witn, but fearlessly
discharged, liven Mr. Ilialne himself lias beencotn
polled to admit, In hlal'lltiburg speech, the neces
sity of reducing the revenue; but uti remedy Is the
monstrous one or Increasing the burden ot Indirect
taxation upon the people by raining the tarllf at 111
higher to the prohibitory point, andthui Interrupt
lug still more the natural now of trade.
The II WW of yesterday, speaking of the
seizure by the health authorities of New
York of 5,000 gallons of spurious and poison
ous liquid prepared to be sold for wine, says:
The Intent was to color aud flavor the stud ml
ously to represent different kludi of wine and palm
It off on the community as such. Hut although
these 6,01 gallons may miss their mark they form
but a small Installment of the concoction thus man
ufactured which reaches for the moat part Its In
tended destination, Salicylic acid Is declared upon
competent medical authority to be injurious to
health, aud Us use, as Health Officer Jlr. Edson
states, Is prohibited In l'rance. The remainder of
the swill In this case may not bo absolutely poisonous,
but It la scarcely lias pleasant to contemplate. The
producers of pure wines would confer a great favor
on the community If they would strengthen the law
uud the handa of the law In the matter of sup
lirtislng this great fraud. It the autl-olconiarga-rlnUts
can secure thorough Inspection of Imitation
butter, surely the honest wlue men ought, with
the asalstsnie of public sympathy, to mote suc
cessfully In the direction of stopplug this trade In
a hurtful luiltatlou of wlue. The seUure sjoUo of
shows that something Is done, but It Is so little,
comparatively speaking, that the shelves ot ihe
cheap (.Toggeries and uiaor ot the more preten
tious ones are loaded with the mliersble liquid all
over the country,
The I IWu appear to have forgolteu that
the California wlue-groners were before
Congress at the last session petitioning uu
avallingly for legislation which would pro
tect the consumers of wine against adultera
tion aud secure to honest wlue growers their
legitimate markets. We trust the HWif
will giro its powerful lullueuod to aid lu se
curing this very necessary legislation during
tho toning session.
The dlsmtitat of tho Government suit
against the Bell Telephone Company ought
to be promptly followed by the dismissal of
the highly-paid but Incompetent lanym
who are responsible for this delay. When
the Government pays high prices for eminent
counsel to assist the regular force of the
Department ot Justice In prosecuting lm
pirtant stilts It lias a right to demand that
fie work for which they are paid shall be
thoroughly performed. When through neg
llgenco or Incapacity the work la not done
tho pay should stop. Kvldeutly a new set
of lawyers should be eel at work on the
great telephone case.
Next year It Is to be hoped the Commis
sioners will so arrange the necessary work
upon the streets that the rainy weather of
late autumn will not find long stretches of
sidewalk torn up and aceefs to numerous
residences impossible except through mud.
Perhaps It only seems to be so, but It does
item as If months of fine weather were every
year suffered to waste away unimproved,
while a sudden outbreak of tearing up and
repavlng Is begun so late lu the year that It
Is almost sure to be Interrupted by bad
weather and to inconvenience tho greatest
number of people for the longest time.
Major Walker did not want his men to soil their
white Rlovcs by any dirty work, sucnas spying on
legislators would be.
TitK Treasury Department is responsible for a
circular Betting forth that hereafter "tho appoint
ment or rumates ai messengers or laborers In this
"Department will not bo allowed." What kind of
females? If tho Department means female human
beings why not use the grand old name of "women ?"
irthcrolsono thing worso than tho stllr nso of
"lady" It Is tho tcrm"fcmalcs."
And now It seems that Mrs. rotter Mrs. James
Drown Potter, ot course Is really gilng on tho
stago. Furthermore It appears that she has lonir
contemplated this step. In the light of these facta
those who have been commiserating the lady upon
what was considered the rather unfortunate "Ostler
Joe" Incident may have to revise their opinions.
sirs, rotter may be a much deeper woman than she
has been given tho credit for being. At all events
nothing could have happened more auspicious for
her theatrical aspirations than the excitement
created over her reading ot Oeorgo 11. Slras's risky
ballad. Tho notoriety she thereby gained will be
worm mucn money in her, and Is doubt ess the
chief reason why shrewd Mr. Abbey has engaged
ner ai a nign salary, -mis journal, In Its capacity as
a faithful chronicler of tho events of tho time, has
apparently done Mrs. Potter avery valuable service.
"Dollars or Sense" Is the title of a story of every
day life by Arthnr Louis. (Published by Brcn
tano Bros: New York and Washington.) This
is a breezy story of London society and New York.
To thoso who love graceful descriptive lire, full of
picturesque Incident and graphic narrative, we
commend this story. Whether Arthur Louis Is a
n-imo of the pen or the author's own cannot be told.
Though it has some of the faults ot Inexperience
with the pen, they nre not crudities, and are more
than overbalanced by tho capital descriptions and
picturesque delineations of tiro at Mount Desert, and
even something fresh and Interesting Is said concern
log tne much-wrltten-or scenery on the Hudson.
Tnc cricket matches and lawn tennis tournaments
are as clever bits of woik' as have been read for
many a day. Altogether tho boos may well bo called
a summer success. The tribulations of an English
man who wtsnes to marry acaprlclous.nirtlng young
lady or Fifth avenne are admirably set forth, and
there Is not a dnll chapter In the book. Novel
readers will And It worth the reading.
No novel of recent years created so much genuine
surprise and admiration as "John luglesant." The
reputation of Its author, J. It. Shorthouso, was
established by that single work as one of the mas
ters or English nctlon. Usually a writer's fame
comes from a gradual appreciation of successive
works, but In this caso tho topmost round of literary
celebrity was reached at a bonnd. Since his nrst
great success Mr. bhorthonse has not diminished his
reputation by a succession of hastily written works.
In tho years which have elapsed since the publica
tion of "John Inglcsant" he has given us only u
verv few short.lalea. Hut In "Sir l'orHi-ni. a
story of the Past and Present," we have a literary
gem. which will be read with unalloyed pleasure.
It Is a really beautiful story told tn singularly fault
leaa style. The characters, It is true, are almost too
kuuu iu ue cm, uub we snuum ue graterni ror the
Imagination which can give Buch admirable belniB a
semblance of reality. (Sew York: Macmlllan A
Co. Itccelved from A. s. witaerbco a. co.)
Messrs. Hoberta Brothers will publish In a few
days a book of Interest to all cyclers, written and
Illustrated by Elizabeth Robins I'ennell and Joseph
rcnncll. The title Is so quaint that we copyltln full:
"Two Pilgrims' Progress from Fair Florence to the
Eternal City of Home. Delivered under the Slmlll
tnde of a Hide, wherein ts Discovered tho Manner of
their betting Out, Their Dangerous Journey, and
Sare Arrival at the Desired City." Tho book is em
bellished with twenty full-page illustrations, and
readers who followed the authors on their Pilgrim
age from London to Canterbury will bo eager to con
tinue the Journey.
sir Walter Scott's "Christmas in Ihe Olden Time"
has been chosen as the text for slx-incV.wenty illus
tratlons by 8. II. Garrett, Harry Fenn, J. steeple
Davis, Oenrge A. Tecl, Henry Sandhara, Chlldo Has
sarn.and II.P. Barnes, engraved under the super
vision of George T.Andrews, for Casiiell A Company
to publish. The book has a gennine Christmas
flavor; we hear the big logs crackling on the hearth
and smell the savory plum-pudding as we turn the
leaves of this attractive volume.
The many lovers of beautiful books and elegant
examples of the binders' art should call and see the
goodly collection on exhibition at Ilrentano's. The
bibliographical tasto of this firm Is admirably dis
played In their selections of editions of 1 hackeray,
Scott, Dickens. Ilolwer. I'oe, Hawthorne, Kmcrson,
Motley, Macaulay, and a collection of American
poets, which are moat artistically bound In tree and
halt calf, crushed levant, and full and half morocco.
I). Lothrop A Co. announce that, leading In the
great literary movement toward lower prices and
larger Bales, they have made, without reducing
quantity or quality, an extraordinary reduction In
tne price of Hide Atcake, the best Illustrated young
folks' magazine, (l.ooo quarto pages and 510 original
pictures early,) and will now receive subscriptions
at the former wnolesale price of only f tuo a year.
V. Clillde llassam, the water-color painter, has
completed a series of twenty-four striking studies of
youthful race types and costumes, which D. Lot'arop
A Co. will at once publish in photograruro repro
ductions under the title of "Youth In Twelve Centu
ries." A character poem by M. K. II. accompanies
each picture. A "popular edition" gives all the
poems and wood engravings of the pictures.
There arc few songs that we love more than those
found throughout Shakespeare's plays. These
havo been plucked from Ihe parent irees and set
upon a branch by themselves with the familiar
music by i'urcell, Schubert, and the oWercoinioKerB
whose tunes nave been sung since Shakespeare's
time. Ufmrs. Caasell A Company have this preltliy
Illustrated bofjday yolume Just ready,
Mrs. Cella Tliaxter has wrlueutweniy,;our poems
for the sumptuous folio volume which II. lthrop
will publish before tho holidays under Ihe title of
"Idyls and Pastorals;" lliey are accompanied by
Iwt-nty.four superb photogravures by eminent
American uod foreign arllsta. A "popular edition"
will glvo s eejectlun of tho poems, with wood en
gralugs. Home time ago Wide Aicake arranged villi Kllza
beth Stuart I'helpa for all tho jouug folks' Christ
mas stories which she should write. The first of
the number Is to appear in the coining Christinas
Issue, aud is euijtlM "A Pretty Scarecrow."
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A FASHIONABLE I'OLLV,
l.onuIIiiiillel llycMlnsiieii nuil tlio flu
Hum Win, liny and IInnTliem.
"Will you kludly let me seo some of your tortoise
ahell lurguette," languidly Inquired a fashionably
tiiwwiJuuuK la'ij iiiuuiucr uujr 119 auu MlOO'll'eiurO
the counter lu a leading optician's store on C'tiestuut
street, aud looked the clerk steadily In the eye.
"Ileg pardon: do yon mean opera-glasses or eye
glaHia7"uiei the clerk.
Thereupon ihe clerk produced a largo box, lu
which waauti assortment of lbeinotsburd speci
mens ot the optician's luiidlwork ever sold for fall
ing cyealght. They were "lorgnette eye glasses,"
so called, becatme, like tho ordiuary opera or field
glasses, they have to beuouliuually held lu I he eyes
while lu use. Thecye-gldSH pari Is shaped like a pair
of spectacles, except tint lnste.nl ot two lows to go
back over Ihe ears, there Is a long handle lu bo held
In the hand. Ultra-fashionable people have decided
that tties are the proper things, and In consequent e
spectacles, dojblo eye-glasses, and even the alogle
eye-glass or "quiz'' have been relegated to the use of
the vulgar herd. The young lady mentioned bought
one of the "lorgnettes," and wuH ojtof the store
after plylug a teil-l!lar bill for her purchase.
"Do you sell many of those things!" was asked of
-(uaulltles," be auiwered, "and Ihe sale of them
Is constantly increasing. The 'lorgnettes' were In
troduced from Englaud about two years ago, but It
Is only lately that there bus been anything of a
fashionable craze forthein. They are too most ri
diculous thing In the way of eye-glasses I ever saw.
Tuey are clumsy, and one has to hold thein up to
the eyes whenever Key are used, which becomes
quite tiresome lu lime. I sill them to young ladles
uioHtlr.alihough their mothers buy ibiuMno. 'ihey
hold them to their eyes with a Lady-ciara-de-V ere
air and try to look haughty aud well-bred. My ob
servation Is that only women with very shallow
brainpans iiselorgneiiea. Many order plain glasses
lu them and extra long handles. The longer the
handle the more stunning the cited an tho shal
lower the bralu lirguettea are worth from w lu II I
each. They are made ot tortoise shell, xyloulte.ond
vulcanlte.uUhough I hatuseen eriru llueoues of
motuer-of-pearl. home are Kold-uouunjd and cost
tao to t''U. Tney are mostly for evening use aud are
displayed at tho meatus or whereter (here ure
people to look utlheiu. At home the lorguetto users
are glad enough to wear spectacles or eye-glasses,
which further goes toproie that Ihe new-fangled
arraugemcnl Is only another of Dame Fashion's
A cartful aud bitlent French observer haa forinu.
lateJ some conclusions ou the subject of local
laughter which uroluttrittlog. He has ascertained
that the persons who laugh wllh tho sound of A la
father are frauk and loial. fond of no'snand move.
ment,andirequeuiiyof a versati.esuj changeable
character. Thuaewho laugh Willi the sound of A
lu upe are phlegmatic, with a turn toward melan
cholia. The luugh lu V. Is Hut of children, uud
adults whoaro simple, pllaut, timid, and Irresolute,
'1 he laugh lu O slgulOis geueruslly aud robust bold
ness. "Look-out,"a)slhe Freuth observer, "for
those who iaugh In I', because the are the iuIsju-throj-es."
NEWS OP NKW YOUR.
I.lbtrty's Statu FnllRhted-Sfn Vork Seen rrom
the Ilaihor-VHmin'a tlrsnd SflisniM-Kahlht-tlan
of Mankartt'iflpstt ni.i...-rla,.i,i i
iiangnirrs-t'oi. rellons Tells Some IJneer Ex
I'Tlenr cs 111m I'orUst no's Telly Tralts-The l.l
New York, November II, law.
The sctndil over tho mutilation otitic torch ot
Liberty, which 1 intlimtod In a rrolotis letter was
noraiionmi vcnlliatton In tho newspapers, had al
rjaJy developed before my letter could have reached
you. Few of tho papers glvo tnll expression to tho
nisgnsionno pnbllo at tho treatment of M. Bar
tholdl and the failure to provide motive power to
operAto tnc electrical machinery dontted by tho
American Klcctrlo Manufacturing Comnanr. Lieut.
Wallli, who Is responsible for tho mutilation ot tho
statne,eems to bo ono of thoso little martinets, who,
never having seen service, Itniglnc It Is necessary to
assumo pomposity to appear great. Hen. SchoOeld,
who Is partly responsible for tho failure to light tho
torch, tsonoot thoso preclso soldiers who never
movo without a written order. Tho Llght.nouse
Hoard, also partly responsible for tholsck of llght,ls
composed of old grannies, who havo -such profonnd
respect for red tape that they won't cut It to undo
evens Oordlan knot. Tho result Is that before onr
French gnests could get away from the city on their
return homeward Liberty ceases lighting tho world,
and stands, grim and dark, frowning upon tho shlp-
loausot emigrants whom sho was tohavo welcomed.
I sailed down tho bay onSundiy to get a now view
otthenguro as revealed In a strong sunlight. 1
would advise every visitor who has the opportunity
and time to mako two visits to the statue to go by
tho Staten Island ferry to St. Oeorgo landing and re
turn oy tne samo boat, passing near tho figure both
going and coming. A visit to tho statue Itself will
convey only an Idea of Its Immense proportions;
but seen from Staten Island or from ono of tho
Staten Island boats, tho symmetry and picturesque
ness or tne statue are revealed. It Is so lofty that
none of the highest buildings in New York; or Jersey
City obtrude between It and Its only proper back
ground, the heavens. When the skies aro cloudless
the statue Is so clearly revelled against them as to
doflno every outline and display their splendid pro
portions, lly tho way, every observant person
taking this trip will notlco with curiosity the singu
lar fact that while the Dgnro of Liberty Is tho only
plcturcsquo object on tho west bIJo of New York,
there aro numerous objects which glvo beauty to
the east side. Behind Liberty, looked at from tho
bay, stretches tho Hudson ltlver, without a distin
guishing feature except the far-away Palisades;
while both New York, on Its west side, and Jersoy
City are low and Hat almost on a level with tho
water. But looking up the East ltlver between
Brooklyn and New York several objects attract
and delight the eyo. The wires of the suspension
brldgo look like laco work, and tho magnificent
roadway In the air seems but a frail bow. Fort
ColnmbuB, In the foreground, seems half sunk In
tho water, while Governor's Island, on which It Is
located, lies flat and green. Over and above It
towers Brooklyn Heights, with Its plcturcsquo resi
dences, roltevee) by tho tall, yollow-pilntcd grain
elevators which line tho Brooklyn shore. On the
other side of tho East ltlver and on tho eastern half
of New York aro visible scores of high buildings
painted In every Imaginable hue. The dark
brownish stone ot tho Washington building, the deep
red brick of the l'rodtico Kxchango with Its sqnaro
toner, the white marble of tho Standard Oil offlce.
and the several yellow buildings In the vicinity of
tne enstom-uouse, Btand high above the general
level of the surrounding buildings and glvo color to
the raagnttlcent picture. New Yorkers do not ap
preciate the boauty and magniacence of their city
and harbor. They Btand every day In thp presenco
or tne largest statue ever built, the most extraordi
nary of engineering enterprises In bridge building,
and tho most magnificent buildings over erected for
commercial purposes, and wholly fall to reoignlzo
tne grandeur ot their surroundings. I hear traveled
Europeans Bay to New Yorkers that there Is no such
bay elsewhere In the world, no such street as Broad
way In any other city of the globe; and the unan
preclatlve and unnatrlotlo American, who imagines
the Boulevard of Paris to be magnlOccnt and Under-
dcr-Ltndcn of Berlin to be picturesque, pmllcs wllh
a vacant look, as if ho recognized the expressed ad
miration of the foreigner to bo "taffy."
Speaktog of Staten Island and of the magnitude of
American enterprises, reminds me to speak of some
developments on staten Island of an extraordinary
cnaracter. Erastua wiman, a director of tho West
ern Union and president ot the Canadian Tele
graph Company, who resides on Staten 1st-
aud, conceived the idea of making it a, rival
of Jersey City as the terminal point for railway
freight brought here for shipment to Europe. Ho
went to work and got control of a railway that
skirts tho Island. Then he got a bill through Cqn-
gress authorizing him to bridge Arthur Kill, which
separates the Island from New Jersey. Then he
contracted with the Baltimore ami Ohio railroad to
let them come over his bridge and road to the very
doors of New York. The contract Is for nlnely-
nme years, and uy one or its provisions the Baltl
more and Ohio Itallroad must bring to Staten Island
an amount of through traffic equal in proat to the
average local traole ot 1533 and 1330 over the staten
Inland road and ferries. To make that average as
large as possible, Mr. Wlraan went Into various en
terprlscs to attract peoplo to Stater) aland. Ho had
tho Wild West show at ono place, the Japanese vil
lage at another, and gave grand open-air concerts at
Bttll another place. The attractions were on such
a largo scale, that people went to seo them because
of their magnitude. lie Is to give next jear, under
management of Forepaugh, what he will call "Tho
Wild East." Almost ovcry tribe and animal ot Asia
and Australia will bo exhibited in the open air at
Eraatlna. Arabian horses, Trachane stallions, Sbet-
lands without number, and herds ot trained ele
phants will be exhibited, and Eastern Jugglers and
acrobats will display their peculiar arts. At bt.
George, another point on Staten Island where the
electrical fountain now plays, and where there Is a
grand stand capable of Beating s.ooo persons, there
is to bo a stage s'0 by 181 feet, on which the Klralfy
brothers will produce pantomime anil ballet with
600 performers on the Btago at ono time.
The scenery ot the stage is to be real, not pstnte
and the stage Itself, largo as ts, wll be movable,
bo that It can be shoved aside at a few minutes' no
tice to give room to the base-ball players, who will
occupy tne ground during the afternoon of each
day. Three large stoamers, each with three decks,
are uciug ouiu 10 convey people to mess amuse
ments. Tho Jugglers and acrobats will give per
formances on the steamers going ami coming, so
that ror nny cents one may have a sail across the
bay, be entertained on the trip, and see either "The
wild East" or the Klralfy troupe. Not content with
these methods of creating traffic over his roads,
Wlman has made arrangements with the St, Paul
Union Stock-yards' Company and the Minnesota and
Northwestern Itallroad company to locate their
cattle-yards on Staten Island and ship directly to
Europe from docks to be built on the Staten Island
water front. And now he tells mo he Is contemplat
ing a tunnel under the Narrows, by which connec
tion may bo made with Long Island, thus enabling
trains to run from Moutauk point to San Francisco
wlthont "breaking bulk." If this latter enterprise
shou'.d evil bo carrje.il out It would eventually make
Montauk Point a port of entry, am) would shorten
the time across the Atlantic by a day, at least.
One of the principal events of the season will be
the exhibition shortly to open of Munkacay'a
painting, "Christ before Pilalc." This picture Is
regarded by artists as probably tho greatest work of
art tail has been produced In any country for two
hundred years. The art people areanxlously await
ing tho opening of the exhibition, and tickets fur
the "first view" are In almost as great demand as
cards for a Presidential reception. Especially la
this tho nase sluce It Is known that M. do Munkacsy
himself Js to bo IfCfp, uud Is to bo visible on this occa
sion. The palming (s'famlllarly kijowu.cven in tills
country, by the numerous etchings, eng'ratlngs, and
photographs from It; but these give little Idea of
Iho superb, rich colors of llio painting, or of the
quality In Ihe work which makes the actors in the
sceuo sccmllke actual living persons.
The painting Is n feel long aud IT feet high, and,
with Its frame, will occupy the wliolo of Ihe pro
scenium of Ihe Twenty-third street Tabernacle,
where It Is to be shown. It was hero that Salmi
Morsp had arranged to give his "Passion Play," and
the stage and the general decorations r the audi
torium areeonsequcnlly Inharuony vl"l the pur
pose to which the place Is now to bo put. II was
originally announced that the picture would bo
shown at the American Art Association's Gallery,
butacoutractcould not be arranged to Ihe sails
f ictlon of Mr. Kedelmeycr, the owner of the picture,
and when ho learned of the Tabernacle and saw It,
he considered It a better placo for tho exhibition.
The jjlcltirp wll not bo shown to the public until tho
artist has sein and approved the arrangements.
II Is thought that the exhibition In ltd city may be
open from three to four months, after which the
painting will bo shown In other large cities through
out the United States,
I sat for half an hour the other day before tho
large palutlugot "Nymphs an I Satyr," by lliugue
rcau, which graces the lloiriuan llouso cafe. It was
uot to admire the picture that I was there, but to
walcbtlio ps)ug tbrong.wblch stopped lo gazo upon
tho patnllu. This' cafe has become a resort for
men of all shades of opinion, aud tuiqy ladles lu
ttio least busy part of the day pass around the bar
ami admire tho tapestry, paintings, and statuary
with which Iho room is profusely decorated, The
crowd lutcrestcd me farmorethaudid tho embellish
lueulsot the gorgeous t-staWlsbment. During that
half hour t eiw a great many different characters.
Singularly enough', (wo ijulfe famous writers came
lu at almost the same monjent. Evidently they were
acquainted with each other, aud both had seen tho
Uougucreau, for they merely glanced slit, one was
Edgar Fa weett, short, prlm,auj precise In dress
and manner; the other, Adam Hadeau, short, fat,
sua not precise as ti dresi. Neither of them Indi
cates by hit look the talent he possesses. Next
passed John N. Abbott, passenger agent ot the
Erie llailroal, tho neatest dressed man
In New York, aud one of the brightest.
A group cauje next vomposcd of Couut de Lesseps,
i'rluce Napoleon, uud Prince Kamatsa.of Japan, ac
companied by a number cf alteudauts wholoiked
aud acted like lackeys. Be Lesseps I had met on u
previous visit, aud In his democratic aristocratic
manner he ctmo to where I sat and spoke a few
words and mado several expresslvo gestures with
his shoulders. Neither young Nspolcon nor Ttlnce
Kamatsa slrnck mo as being superior to tho avorage
American, an J, looking at them, Ithonght tho breed
of foreign nobles was mnch run down, or that of
the native-born Americans had been mnch Im
proved. Edward 8. Stokes looks at his picture tho
"Nymphs and Satyr," I mean-overy time ho enters
his big bu-room. At any rate, I havo never seen
him tn tho room that he did not look at tho work. 1
fancy t hat he looks to see that tho HO.ooo, for which
hopildli,ono,l.not Injnred. Stokes ts a young
man prcmatnrely gray and std-a quiet, reserved,
moody msn.whoseonlydlsstpatlonts backgammon!
Artist James II. Beard and Joseph Howard saun
tered In-lhp former wllh his patriarchal hair and
slow, wearied step, his shoulders bent with age the
other without much hs.tr ot any sort, but tali, erect,
and with a Jaunty air (frcatly in contrast to that ot
his companion. Both Beard and Howard aro com
panionable men, each with no end of Interesting
reminiscences and good stories to Illustrate his many
original ineas. coi. Thomas w. Knox Is not a fre
quent visitor lo tho Hn(ims.n, partly because ho Is
fonder of tho Lotos Club, (of which ho and Whltclaw
new aro the master spirits who kept It from the stag
nation and dry rot which has overtaken so many of
our clnbs,) and partly because ho Is n very busy man,
making no end ot books. Knox composes his works
over a typewriter, but ho has to mako his corrections
and alterations with pen and Ink, ami when ho gets
through with a sheet of type-written copy It Is worso
looting than a page ot Horace cirocley'a manuscript,
Oeorgo Edgar, onco tragedian, now tho "fashion.
ablo" teacher ot elocution, to whom go all thoyoung
women who aro stago struck, or who are emulous
ot fame as "society readers" akin to that of Mrs.
Brown Potter, saunters In with his slow stago stride.
At the samo moment Assistant District Attorney
John 11. Fellows approaches by another way, and
both seat themselves at tho tablo where 1 rest. Two
men more unllko In appearance, or moro like In tat
cnts and dispositions, 1 never Introduced to one an
other than when I mado Fellows and Edgar nc
qualntod. As wo Bat there, a moment later, "Billy"
nuwarusanuAnnur cnamocrs, two ex-charaplon
light-weight prlzo-flghtors, passed and snoko to nil
three ot us, and then Joined Harry Hill, the keeper
oi aincairoanuarum-snop80"otTcolor" that tho
Excise Board will not license tho placo.
I epoko to Edgar and Fellows of tho gentlemen I
havo named as having preceded tho prlzo-nghiing
clement then In tho room, and told them how, on
tho day of tho Inauguration of Liberty's stalnc, I
had Been standing In a group of ladles In a Flfih
avenuo window a man well-known to the polico as
that meanest of all dirty gamblers a pool-seller. It
was an Illustration of ono of tho commonest nui
sances of cltyllfo-tho forming of Indiscriminate ac
qualntances. The ladles probably did not know tho
fellow's character or business, and ho presumed that
none In the crowd would recognize him. Mr. Edgar
was rcralndod by tho Incident of an cxpcrlenco of
his own. A daughter visiting In Brooklyn met a
prepossessing young man at n party who asked
leave to visit her. Calling one evening, ho nottecd
a large photograph of Edgar as King Lear on tho
wall, and asked tho lady If sho knew the tragedian.
"Oh, yes;" sho replied. "Ho Is my father, lie Is
In the next room." The man seized his hat and
lett the room without msklng. any explanations or
excuses. "My daughter pointed him out, a few
days later, on tho street," added Mr. Edgar, "and I
recognized a notorious pickpocket and bunco-steerer
whom I had ejected from the theatre only a few
nights before." "Only a few evenings since," con
tlnucd Mr. Edgar, "I was walking up Broadway
with a friend who Is a stranger here, when an old
acquaintance slopped me and spoke a few words.
When he had gone on and wo resumed our walk
my friend Inquired who the handsome fellow was.
Itoldhlmlt was Joe Cobnrn ex-prlze-aghter and
convict." "Whom I prosecuted," chimed, in Fel
lows. "We had not proceeded a block further up
Broadway," Mr. Edgar resumed, "when we met a
broad-Bhouldered, well-dressed, active man, who
ohecrlly greeted mo with 'How aro you, Georgo:
'Who Is that V my friend asked. Mere Dunn.' I re.
piled. It was the Dunn who killed a man out In
Chicago. I had known him for years, and had
iouou mm a very square reilow."
"i spoak a great deal," said Col. Fellows, "during
every ponucai campaign, bnt I seldom attend tho
meetings of my party organization. I did attend
such a meeting a week before election and met and
conversed with many members whom I knew ontv
by sight. I had quite a protracted talk with two of
mem on various topics. When they Anally left me a
friend approached and said: 'John, what does this
moan:' 'What?' I asked. 'Your long talk with
thoso men; don't you know who they are J' -No.'I
said. 'Why, they are two of the boodle Aldermen
you have Indicted. I had often seen them before,
but did not know them by name" I was re
minded of a curious experience of CoL Fellows's
chief, District Attorney Martinc, which that gentle
man related to me a year or so ago. He had occa
sion to put detectives on tho track of a notorious
character whols known hero as I'tho king of the
Juryrllxcrs," who was suspected of endeavoring to
ii criminal action or Bome Importance,
and Mr. Marline was anxlons to get evidence on
which to arraign him. The detectives detailed to
watch tho fellow reported lo Mr. Martlne in writing
every morning, ono day the District Attorney read
to his amazement that ho (Mr. Martlne) had been
seen on the race-course at Jerome Park for a con.
slderable time In the company ot the "king of the
jury-nxers' "i had known the man for Tears.'
said the District Attorney, "and had not the re
motest idea mat he was tho notorious lurv-Oxer."
Tho moral of all ot which Is that It ts best In a big
cuy not to make indiscriminate acquaintances If It
bo posslbll). !
I nave uot been much surprised to learn, since
wmiug you mst weex aoout the comparative beauty
of Miss Fortcscue and her sister andMIss Floyd, that
uuiu iuc sisier ana tne young American havo been
aroppeu irom tne cast of "Frou-Frou," In which
suss I'oriescuo is now pretending to play. Both the
lauics had rehearsed the piece for a fortnight, and
no objection had been urged. One nls-ht a dress rs.
hearsal was called, and Miss Floyd appsarcd In a
costume sho had expressly prepared for Louise, the
Bister ot tron-Frou. Sho looked extremely hand-
some-to handsome, It appears for next day the
cast was changed, and both Miss Helen Fortescuo
anu miss Floyd were dropped. I supposo Miss For-
tescue recognized tho Inadvlsabllliyof Instituting
comparisons wllh both her dramatic ability and per
sonal atlractlvcpess. I cannot believe that there Is
,nt hoi, (., I.D HUM..... . ' -,' 1 '
uiHt. iu, , iicuuiiucui. nifuccBs ui sucn an ar
tiste as this Incident reveals Miss Fortescuo to bo.
Edward Lamb, the comedian, who, by tho way,
has made a great success with a new play by Mark
price, callei! "Og fh,e ltlo CJranlo," gave me tho
other day the origin of tho slang 'word "ct)ostutt,'!
In such common use at present to dcslgnato and pro
hibit an old Joke oratory. In a once popular but
now forgotten played called "The Broken Sword"
oneof the characters, Insists on telling an Incident
wnicn happened to him while seated under an oak
tree. All Iho other characters In the play Insist that
It was a chestnut treo, and whenever the garrulous
old fellow begins the story the chorus chimes In,
"Chestnut!" Tho "chestnut-bell" toy, by the way,
has made a handsome fortune for Its Inventor and
manufacturer, Mr, Charles Davis, of Philadelphia.
He has mado and sold more than half a million of
them, and the sale of the mile nuisance goes on still.
The experiment of sending a thousand men from
this city to Chicago to mi tho places ot the butchers
In the stock yards is looked upon here with much
concern and anxiety, It Is regarded by conserva
tive men as a dangerous and defiant expedient
The employment ol un4Utllorijei pojlcpnien.likp
those of l'lnkerton,ls also regarded as extremely
unwise policy on tho part of the stock-yard men. I
heard a sagacious business man and good politician
remark that the success of Henry George as a candl.
date for the mayoralty would hare been less to be
regretted than his failure after polling sncli a largo
vote. "Elected," he sald,"Oeorgo would havo been
conservative; defeated, ho and his party become
bold and belligerent agilators."
Tim Job Was Ton Iliac fur Hint.
"Come, drink, I Implore you i"
OladysJayhawk's low contralto voice-so low as
toboalmot dccoliette-faltered as she whispered
this esborutlon lu Ihe sea-shell tinted ear of which
Uastou Mouteapan possessed two. Sho punctuated
this remark wllh a conclusive sob, as if her larynx
bad slipped Its moorings, and at thesound theyouns
uau felt his whole being thrill as It never thrull bo
fore. "Neverl" he exclaimed, wltha face that would
have earned him flu a week as the villain of an
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" compauy.
riiejwereliiHi.l.oula,ibeelwo, but Ihey were
to belittled rather than wiDdcmned for that. Thev
were born there, and knew 110 holler. Oaatonbs
lonited 10 one of the old French families, while
(lladja's father had nude a fortune by lnveut
Iuk a patent corkscrew. They were well matched,
aud the world said that when (laston Montespan
led the lovely heiress to the altar the good old clu
of bt. Louis knew no happier proprietor of a "soft
snap" than lie. They were sitting; lu the twlllxht
now, and the Kloamloir was lust beirlnnluir its usual
Rloatu, while the purple hazo of coming night was
doing business al the old stand. As Uladys ultered
Ihe words with which our story opens she stood
wth one white arm about (lastun's neck, while In
the opposite hand she held a slipper of white satin.
The satin bad originally been Intended for a ball
drers.but Uladys found there was a superabun
dance of material In fact, enough for a pair of slip
pers fur herself-so ihe ball-dress scheme was
abandoned, aud the slippers were made Instead.
The monosyllable was ottered In a tone that was
half a prajer, half a mandate; yet tlasiou vouchsafed
no answer, save the low, soft retrain of "Seesaw,"
which he whistled pensively. The girl was mad
dened. Striking a mad scene lu "Article 41" alti
tude, she exclaimed 1
"(laston, ydu have said that you love me. Then
listen! This slipper of mine ooutalus lwouuart-bo.
ties ot chain pague,iparkllng aud delicious as chain
uaeno alone can he. I have been re&rllni nr ihu
young men at White Sulphur Springs who drink
uKBiui-aKuo iruiu iuc .upper ui a uvue. (jam wouiu
emulate them. If you love me drink I"
In harsh, arm tones the young msn answered :
"(J!adT. Heaven knows 1 love vou. but 1 -fltirmt
drink two quarts ot wluo at one fell gulp. '1 hat
were madness I tllrl.iou falu would get iuo para.
Anu sossriug ue sirone into me gloaming.
With ashrlek ot agony (Jladrs observed 1
"1 shall have to drink It myself I"
A perfectly frauk woman In Ihematterof marriage
Is a marvel. No matter how trultiful she Is lu a gen
ual way, or how lovely her character, the soeal tra
dings that are In vogue train her to s certain do.
u, on. Hbe even deceives herself. When a man
has paid attention lo a woman for a year or more,
no one else Is surprised that tie proposes lo her. Ko
other woman that knows Ihe circumstances, lu fact:
but site nln'a;s.
MH. COKCORAN'S TORTIEHE.
A (!ric(Mim Fmliroliltred by Itssy Hands-Trio-ates
to tho rhllsnUiror-tst from Krtry State ant!
A most nnlqno and bcantlful specimen of art
needlework and painting was on rrlrato exhibition
when tho Hoard otl.idy Visitors met at tho Loulso
Homo last Monday, It being a portiere presented to
Mr. Corcoran, who was present. His composed of
squares bearing tho name of every Stato and Terri
tory ot our Union, which Bqnaroswero wrought by
loving hands, nnd tho whole mado up under the dl
rectlon ot Mrs. Charlotte B. (linings, of Baltimore,
inosisiernr.ttrs stone, or nils city, bytlio Decora
tlvo Art Society of Baltimore. Eight or tenot Ihe
squares and tho cost of making nil up were tho gift
ot Mrs. outings heraelf.who had girls taught under
tho auspices ot tho Decorative Art Society to palot
or embroider tho squares, and paid them for their
work. Tho lining Is ot gold-colored twisted silk
canvas, very heavy and rich, nnd In Iho centro, cm-
nroiucreu in largo red ieitors,n Mr.Coreoran'smon-
ogratn, " W. W. C." Tho border around tho squares
onthoopposltosldo Is of dark crimson-silk plush,
finished with a heavy silk cord of rod and gold color
Tho Idea of having such a pleco of art work as
this portiere, mado and presented to Mr. Corcoran.
originated with ono ot tho ladles of the Loulso Homo
(Mrs. Atkinson) five years sgo, and she soon found
others who approved and aided her lu tho vast
amount or work and correspondence neccssarr tn
getting up anything In which every part of our
Union was to bo represented, it seems eminently
titling that such a tribute should come from so many
uuiercm places snn people to ono whoso benevo
lence has helped tho suffering lu every cllmo.
Tho central square was tho work of tho wlfo of
t'ostmsstor General Vilas, and was sent In the name
Ofltiestateor Wisconsin. whose full coat of arms
has boon embroidered by Mrs. Vilas on yellow satin
in coiorcu sue ana goia inroad. This Is by far tho
most gorgeous as well as largest of all tho squares.
Several states havo sent two squares, both of which
havo been used. This Is the caso wllh Colorsdo,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, and
There aro eight rows of squares, with seven in
row. Tho first In the upper row Is that of New
Hampshire, viilch was sent by a lady of Concord, In
that State. Tho sqnaro la of patchwork, with "N.
II." orabrotdcred on It. Mississippi's square Is next,
and has a trio of beautiful roses on It. Tho painting
u, ,uesu is very uuo.
But tho representation Is not confined to this Conti
nent, for tho English coat of arms appears on ono of
the squares, tho work of an English lady, (Miss
Yardley,) who knew Mr. Corcoran many years ago.
one is a sister or sirs. ur. uowdltch, of Massachu
setts, who sent ono of the squares from that stato.
Tho English coat of arms comes next to the square
from Mississippi, and on Its right Is one from Ohio,
conlrlbuted In tho name of that State by Miss Anna
Kills, now of this city. It is of pink satin, with the
worn "unio" painted on it In nistlo work and forget.
me-nols. One of the Florida squares adjoins this one.
ami is oi paicnwort, with mo state coat of arms
painted in tho centre, and next Is Nebraska, which
square was sent by Senator Van Wyck's wife. The
cobi or arms of the stato Is In one corner, and snnla.
blossoms aro admirably depicted, orchards being an
Important Industry of the State. Vermont finishes
this, the upper row, and on an ollve-plush ground
are shown clovcr-blossomB and tho name of the
The second row stalls with Montana, and a paint
ing of a silver mining camnannears on Its sonars.
done by a lady whoso husband owns' a sliver mine
there. Tho Tennessee sonvemr Buccceds this one,
ami was embroidered by Miss Benson, a lady eighty
years old, who was originally from Virginia, and
who says tho lilies of the valley sho haa depicted
thereon remind her of thoso she nscd to see at the
home of her youth in "old Virglnny." The flowers
named and other embroidery on stlk and satla sre
put together wllh black velvet to form the Tennea
seo square. Malno follows the latter, and Its name
is embroidered In colors In tho centre of a Maltese
cross ot old-gold color, between whose limbs is
black velvet sprinkled with gold. Rhode Island
comes next, Miss Atkinson, of Newport, having sent
a square. In the centre of which, on Dale-tinted
satin, Is tho coat of arms ot the State, surrounded by
lug-cuuui paucrn or parenwork. Mrs. William
Osmmcll, the great-grand-daughtcr of Col. William
Washington, who fought the battle of Cowpens,
sent the South Carolina square, which Is ono of tho
most conspicuous In the collection, Its emblem a
palmetto tree being embroidered In a vivid shade
of green chenille In raised work on pale-blue satin,
Below tho tree Is the name of the state. Mrs.
Qamracll was one of the first to take an active In
terest In preparing this portiere for Mr. Corcoran.
Oregon's souvenir, which Is of patchwork, adjoins
that of South Carolina, and was sent by a lady now
living In Portland, In that State, who formerly know
Mr. Corcoran, ihe being a native of Virginia. Ono
of Connecticut's Bquarcs Is next, and Is of patch
work, the last done by the lato Mrs. George Beach,
lurmeriy miss cmny wooa, or this city.
Another of Florida's contributions begins tho third
row, and on a ground of dark onre-grcen satin wild
honcyBuckle-blossoms aro painted. Indiana comes
next, with a painting on a light shado of watered rep
slk, tho design heng tho coat pf arms of the Stato
in colors, surrounded by roses and wheat. This wsb
painted by tho Sisters of Providence of St. Mary's ot
the Woods, Vigo County, Ind. Michigan succeeds
tue aoove, with a souvenir ol patohwork from Mrs.
Mary 'tollman, now a resident of tnat State, for
merly Miss Mary Fitzhngh, of New York. Callfor
ntacomes next, with a very gorgeous square, the
ground of which is crimson velvet, with a Hold em
broidered in bright gold thread, and a grizzly bear
guarding it In dull gold thread, and a cornucopia,
also In gold thread, from which tho na
tive fruits of the stato are falling. Kentucky's
sqnaro ot patchwork Is next, and lu the centre Is
IhA anal nf ItiA Usstn tnnn t f.ji. ii . ,.'
the seal of tho State done In India Ink on whlto
satin, and above It a chain of thirteen rings, denot
ing the original States. This was given by Mrs.
Wilkinson, formerly of Kentucky, now long a resi
dent or this city. Illinois follows. Its souvenir was
painted by Rev. Dr. Lewis, of St. Stephen's Church,
llaltlmorc. Iowa succeeds this one, and was aenthy
tho widow of ex-Senator Orlmcs.and, It being the
Hawkeye State, a hawk hovering over corn-fields
has been wrought on dark-red plush.
one of Maryland's squares begins the fourth row,
and was done by "Mother Mildred," who was Miss
Thornton, of Virginia, and Is now the Mother Su
pcrlor of the Convent at Frederick City, Mil. On a
ground of pale-blue satin the Ilalllmore Oriole and
tho words, "My Maryland," have been embroidered.
Ono of tho Massachusetts squares adjoins that of
Maryland last described, and was sent by the wife of
Dr. Dowdltch.of Hoston. It is najejiwork, in the
centro of which,, on au ecru ground, painted In dark
brown, are the crest and coat of arms of the State.
Minnesota follows, with paintings In oil onsllk,done
by twenty-seven ladles who aro members of a
church guild In St. Paul. The designs Include the
coat of arms of the Stato, tho Minnehaha Falls, a
deer, and other devices. Tho centrsl square, that
qf Wisconsin, above described, follqws Minnesota's,
and net Is seen tho Missouri souvenir, done by Miss
Wilkinson, of this city, who was bora In Missouri,
and whose mother sent the Kentucky square Just
abovo that of Missouri. Tho latter Is of white satin
and crimson velvet. On a triangle are embroidered
daisies, and diagonally across tho souare. on a atrin
of white satin, the nomo of the State Is wrought In
yellow. Colorado follows, wllh patohwork done by
an Episcopal school In that State, and sent through
ltlahop Hpaldlngj Hie seal of the Stato In gold Is on
red satin. Pennsylvania's square succeeds the
above. It Is of blue satin, done b; an old lady (Miss
Zcll) of Philadelphia, and has a spray of wild roses
and forgot-mo-nots oil It.
Mrs. Ere, tho Vice Regent of Mount Vernon for
(leorgla, sent the square from that State, which la
the first one In the llftl! row. It Is patchwork, and
on Itlsa representation In raised work of stone
colored velvet of a section of the State Capitol, and
yorkpJ on t lu vellow silk sre tnewords,"Constliu.
tlou," " Wisdom," "Justice." "Moderation." An.
other Colorado square flanks that of beorgla. This'
..wanv.,u. mu n,io ,.i 01-ui.iur jeuer, and nears
the full coat of arras of the State nnelr nalnted nn
tinted satin. The District ol Columbia follows.
which souvenir wss presented by Mrs. Entwlslo.
It Isot pink and blue satin, embroidered, and on
diagonal strip are the letters "!). LV and "1885" n
gold. Another Connecticut square Is next. It was
sent by a lady of Hartford, am! has on dsrk wine
colored plush a passion floirer, 1 boson l,oonu. tho
donor embroidered It In "Passion Week," in the
upper corner Is qeplcted a rum fording the uonneo-.
tliut ltlver, from which tho name of the city Is de
rived. Idaho's squurofollowsthoonelast described,
snd was sent by a guild of young ladles from the
Capital of Ihe Territory, and Is of patchwork with
dowers painted in the centre,
Two very witty ladles designed tho Arkansas
square, (Mrs. Duolap and her daughter, Mrs.
Rogers, wife of the member of Congress from that
Slate.l and It ts decidedly unique. It la of redsatln,
with a blue strip diagonally across It, on which strip
Is palmed the inualo of "The Arkansas Treveler,"
flanked at either end of the bars by a fiddle and a
poonskln, referring to ihe mcrilment enjojed In
oonnecilou wllh a coon-bunt In tint State, Flow
ers Indigenous to the State are above and below the
music. The bride of a young Array omcer stationed
la Arizona seul a squaro of patchwork to represent
It, and It adjolos thai of Al kansas.
Tbo sixth row has New Mexico first In order, and
thls'souvcnlr was sent by a lady living there. The
name of the Territory Is embroidered on a blue
satin square set In crimson plush. Following the
last la patchwork from ladles lu Deadwood, Dakota,
Each lady put In apiece, and In tho centro Is the
name of the State, and a lllllo girl ten years old em
broidered a "O" (Mr. Corcorau'slnltlal)on one piece.
Mrs. Virginia Ilalch Stevens.grand-daughterof Iter.
Dr. Hatch, of the old Presbyterian Church, wblon.
or.ee stood In aeorgelown, sent tho West Virginia
square, which follows that of Dakota. On black
velvet aro sumach uml golden rod lo colors In raised
work of chenille, and Mrs. Stevens's letter accom
panylng It said tho sumach and golden rod were Just
such as she saw In autumn ou her place near Mar
tnsburt, Tho "Imentor" of Tenia comes next.
It Is on a ground of pale-blue pluali, surrounded by
wreaths of bay. The coat of arms of the State Is
on white satin. North Carolina's square was con
tributed byi'iowlfoof Senator Vance, who chose
two shades of gold for It, saying Mr, Corcoran was
twice as good us gold. The Alabama square Is next,
and was stnt by a lady lu Huntsvllle. lu that state.
and ou a shield In the patchwork composing It Is
eiuuroiuertu'-iv. w. u."(ur. Corcoran's lultlals)
aud thp words, '! was a stranger and be took rue
ln,"ulludlDg to his providing for Ihe ladles of the
Louise iiome. wjorntog Territory follows. lis
square was sent by Mrs. Cora Valley, of Cherenne,
who designed It herself. Ills au etching In India
Ink on white satin, representing a white man ou
horseback, who has Just caught up wlthau Indian,
ulso mounted, and while Ihe former Is holding a re
volver near to his victim tlie'lutter Is liandliog his
nrro'vtf. Itsdealvnerralla llili"ffiiiAut nau,inu
-- ---. m " ........ ,... ,vv ',BWUJ. ,
roe seventh row shows Delaware first, 'iho I
square was sent by Miss Maria Thompson, she aud I
hsr late lather hating been old friends of Mr. Cor
coran. Tho "blue hen's chickens" and other de
vices aro embroidered on patchwork. Mrs. Donna
ComptoiVot Tennessee, daughter of Bishop otcy,
worked a peacock on ono of tho pieces, tecnnso sho
said; "Wo aro prond as a peacock of Delaware."
Kansas Joins the above, and Its sqnaro Is tho work
ot tho wlfo ot ox-Senator Tomeroy, of that Slate,
and shows Iho legend, "Aa Astra per Aspen," In
gold letters embroidered on kino plash. Nevada
follows. Its square Is of patchwork and very flncem
hroldcrydonebyanoldlady. Washington Terrltorry
Is next, and Its souvenir was mado and sent by the
wife of tho Itcv. Oeorgo Watson, ot that Territory.
A fan of colored rlhlmns Is fastened on a satin
Square, nnd abovo It Is a wreath of hops, crops nf
which aro excellent In that section, A sqnaro of
dno patchwork to represent New York was con
tributed by Mrs. William II. Brown, formerly of
New York City, now of Washington. Mrs. Jano
Bowley and her daughter, of Jersey City, sent tho
square to represent Now Jersey. On old-gold satin
a bunch of forget-me-nots' Is painted, and tho name
ot the Stato Is embroidered on purplo velvet. A
second square from Nebraska Is of rich brocade,
embroidered, and has tho name ot tho State upon tt.
The last row begins with another Maryland square,
which Mrs. (llttlngs, of Baltimore, presented, as sho
did sovcral others. This ono Is of rich brocado.
Virginia comes next, and ts from tho lato Mrs.
Robert Mayo, of Richmond, who was Jnst Mr. Corco
ran's ago, and did this not long before her death.
It la a remarkable plcoo ot patchwork, considering
her age. In the centre ot It, on black velvet, In sil
ver lettors, Is "Vlrglnla-1833," and above a constel
lation of seven sure, which sho said was Intended
tor Mr. Corcoran, his wlfo,. daughter, son-in-law,
and thrco grandchildren. Tho Montano sqnaro
follows this, and was sent by Mrs. Barbour New
man, who wss Miss Gordon, of Fredericksburg, Vs.
This has flowers and leaves tn raised work, and tho
narao of tho Territory In gold color on crimson vel
vet. Even far-off Sitka Is represented. Thlssquaro
Isot patchwork, from Mrs. Spencer Mottron Ball
and thirteen othar ladles In Sitka. Two scenes aro
painted on Hon satin, ono being a view of Sitka:
wild flowers, somo painted, sorao embroidered, arc
also on tho square. An embroidered velvet sqnaro
ts from Indian Territory, snd from Louisiana there
Is handsomely embroidered patchwork. Tno second
ot tho sqnarcs from Massachusetts finishes tho last
row ot tho curtain, and ts of blue satin, sent by an
old lady In Boston. On It la tho Pilgrim ship, tho
Mayflower, and the dsto of Its arrival, (1020,) and tho
words, meant ror Mr. Corcoran, "A friend of all his
Mr. Corcoran most highly appreciates the gift as
expressing the kindly feeling toward him of so many
persons scattered all over this country. He had the
portlero hnng at tho loulso Homo temporarily, that
alt the ladles there and their friends might see It
first, but Its permanent place Is to be In his own
Onr Visitor", Prlncn nnd Princess Ko-matsu-Who
They Aro nnd What They
Prince and Princess Komatan, of Japan, visited
Washington last week. As the local press failed to
give the pnbllo much Information concerning him,
a brief mention ot who he Is may bo Interesting.
Prince Komatsu Is the adopted son of tho grand
father of Mutauhlto, the Mikado, or ruler of Japan,
now on the throne. In ISO; there were two factions
In Japanese politics, one headed by the Tycoon, or
anti-foreign party of Japan, the othcrby thoMlkado.
The latter appointed Prlnco Komatsu general-ln-chlcf
of his forces. Three bloody battles wcro
foughL As Prince Komatsu's army had modern
European drill and weapons and was ably com
manded, It was successful. At the ultimate victory
the Insurgents, Instcadot being beheaded, or ordered
to commit ttarl torf, (a special privilege of the
highest nobility, who, when convicted ot a very
grave offense, wcro permitted to execute them
selves by ripping open thslr abdomens, Instead of
being beheaded by the state Executioner,) were di
rected to return to their homes and estates, and
keep tho peace in future. This was a thing un
heard ot before, but the nubility gladly availed
themselves of the new state of
es ui ine new fliaie oi aira
quiet ever since.
rfalrs, and Japan
nas been quiet ever since.
Prince Komatsu Is commander-in-Chief of the
Army and Navy of Japan, with the military rank of
lieutenant general. He has personal command of
Ihe Imperial Guard, a special picked corps, abont
1,600 strong, armed with the finest arms known to
Vnrope, tho tactics very much like those of the
United States Army. The Princess is the nrst Japa
nese Isdy of her rank who ever left her natlvo land.
On Wednesday the Prince and Princess called at the
White House, and were presented to tho President
and Mrs. Cleveland. The two ladles looked at each
other with thogreatestlnttrest, Mrs. Cleveland was
much surprised when her royal visitor addressed
her In good Eigllsh, a mile clipped In the r'sand
shortened as to the fi's, but very easily understood
by the mistress of the White House, for all that.
The Japanese lady was simply charmed with Mrs.
Cleveland, while tho latter enjoyed her little talk
with the Princess very much, who wss especially in
teresting In the natvette with which she asked many
curious questions. The Japanese left Washington
on Wednesday afternoon, and sailed for Europe
from Now York Thursday, st 4 p. M.
Upholding Mr. I-bolim.
Pall Mall Gazette.
We do not desire to tnterfero In a matter which it
belongs to America to settle, but certainly from an
English point or view there can bo no doubt that Mr.
Rice's clara Is as unwarranted as his anger la un
becoming. Tho presentation at court of any Ameri
can lady or gentleman is a matter which must of
necessity be allowed to remain, as Mr. Phelps rightly
says, within tho absolute discretion ot the repre
sentative ot America here. Like the soldier's duly,
II Is the Minister's privilege, not to reason why aud
not to, make reply, but simply lo So as he thinks
proper. If any American citizen la personally dis
liked or disapproved of by the American Minuter,
that Is his misfortune; bnt It la unavoidable. Mr.
Rice's lnterm-etation of hin itinHnnnintmpnt ,,
"censorship of the press" Is absurd, and the esteem
which Mr. Phelps has won In London Is secure from
any such assault.
MME. II. VAN HEKTH
Megs lo announce tho REMOVAL OP IIEIt DRESS
MAKINU PARLORS to the above address, whero
she will make to order
For street and house wear.
I,1LC.BJIi.S,AND EVENINO DREHSES.TAILOIt
MADE SUITS, MANTLES, WRAPb, Etc., Etc
FINE DRESS TRIMMINGS, In stock and mado
Dress Goods, Laces, Ribbons, Etc., I(q.
Mourning orders receltp Immediate attention.
Complete Wedding Trousseaus a specialty.
MME. II. VAN IIKUTU,
non-U Hi Thirteenth street N. W.
LITEST FASHIONS AND NOVELTIES
IMPORTED BON NETS HATS,
WKDNEHDAT ASH TIIOItslDAV,
NOVEMBER 17 ssud IS.
Mme. T. B. HARBISON,
I.UII V BTHKF.T,
(OPPOSITE THE UBI11TT.)
NO CARDS. noU.ltl
Black Wool Dress Goods.
E, a, DAVIS,
71D MARKET NtMCF.
AT LAST THE BOTTOM
HAS BEEN REACHED.
Wo made a deal with tho Manufacturers' Agents,
(Messrs. Charles O. tandon A Co,
Uroome street. New York.l during Ao past week,
which cnab.les lis tuofJerlhB following '
sis ami sir
They are, as will bo seen, about
One(l) It Heavy Illack Diagonal, 19 In., cost to lm
port, il. our price, ft per yard.
One (I) Lot ,Dr. Verns cloth. ta coat to Import.
Il.iq j our price, oiA per jsrd. '
Ono (I) 1M Vantaslo cloth. In . cost to Import, JJ:
our price, ll.M per yard.
One(l) Lot Fantasleclotb.48 In., nner.coat to Import.
11.60; our prlco 11.80. '
Ono (I) Lot Kremlin, t'arael'IIalr),ln.,coat to lm
port, si; our price, II.6J, '
One (1) Lot Genera cloth. 2 In., cost to Import. I1.M
our price, f I. s ! 1
The abovo goods are plain and fancy, sorao of the
richest of their character It baa ever been onr privi
lege ot offering our customers, aud at prices that will
vu.vtj wu tu.w iuuvc t.iuuij. j ney are rrom mo
celebrated looms of I.upn, and well wormy the at
tention of careful buyers. VVe respectfully invite an
E. O. DAVIS,
7IW Market Mpaee, (Jar. EUhtlt Ntreet.
sre now used In the Ilospltals of Paris, la placo of
Copaiba, Cnbebs, and Astrlugont Liquids.
They will care lu forty-eight lours all derange
rneuiaof the urinary organs in either mm. uisrri.
and sanguine emissions, without inconvenience of
anykluJ. SOLD II Y ALL DltUUCHBTS.
JOHN . 1JEALL.
COMMISSIONER OP DEEDS POit EVERY STATP.
AND TEltlllTOHV. NOTA1 v7aND
U. S. COMMISSIONER.
OBcshnnrs.to. Is '.UP street northwest.
Ji. a "INK,
f.wn i.m.1.1..,. ..... ,."":....
street, near city mil, Washington, BU--"--'
928 Pfljnin, Ave.
Call and Examlno our Largo Stock ot
(lAtli.KII, IIAt.LBTT Ik OUMSTON, MARSHALL
WKNHKJ.I, WIIKKLOCK.IIECKKlt A SON, F
AND (JTIII'R tN rULI'n"' STERLING,
PIANOS SOLD ON
MOVED, AND STORED.
tWUtll t V tTVTli HP
"vii niiunifti isi ft a
SHEET MUSIC, AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE,
AT THE OLD STAND.
F. ELLIS & CO.,
The Oldest nnd Largest
Music House In the Oily.
PIANOS AND OKOAN8 MOVED, TUNED, RE
PAIRED, PACKED, AND SHIPPED
11 V COMPETENT -MEN AT
New and Sccoml-Ilnml Plnnosnnd
Organs Tor Sale or Rent.
.T0I1.11 JP. Ellis Ac Co.,
031 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
Telephono Call No. 18. sene-tfo
W. G. METZEROTT & CO.,
DOS 1-Z.1NA. AVENUE.
Pianos, Organs, and
Ickcrlng.CIough 4 Warren, llardman, Kimball.
MUSiO AND MUSICAL jfEltCHANDISB.
Opening of Ladies1 Furs.
OurFnr Department Is now stocked with all tho
loading garments In
SEALSKIN, ASTRACHAN, AND PLUSH,
AT NEW YORK PRICES.
MUFFS, BOAS, AND TRIMMING
In every variety of Furs, and at tho lowest prices
for reliable goods.
WILLETT El RUOFF,
IIATTERN AND FURRIERS.
OPS ronnflylvnnln Avenue.
K. C. LEWIS & SON,
Hatters and Outfitters,
1I NEW YORK AVENUE,
I?" it .,n'ora llle'r friends and tho pnbllo gencr
J"! :jjt they are now opon and ready for business-
"FINE GOODS AT POPULAR PRICES."
A call for Inspection respectfully solicited.
N. B. Lowest prlco plainly marked In each hat.
R C. LEWIS & SON,
M3I NEW YORK AVF. N. W.,
Two Doors West of Mr. J. It. M AQRUOER'S.
B. C. I.F.WIN
STILL CONTINUES AT 020 SEVENTH STREET
Tbe Berlitz School or Languages,
7S3 FOURTEENTH STREET N. W.,
?i"i,a" tner principal cities. Recognized as superior
to all other similar Institutions. r
nH.?5' a.l5uK for learning Converaation.
.Ii?S.0!.natl.,e,,ea.';l"rs- Fee extremely low. New
wH?J,J!?S.!?r. !a'.llc"' "cntlemen, and children.
KMKK I TRIAL LESSONS EVERY SATURDAY.
THE EXERCISES OF
WILL UK RESUMED ON
At Io K street northwest,
WITn A PULL COKI'S OK TEACHERS.
circulars may be obtained on application to 1W1
Pennsylvania avenue northwest. --'.
Mln-tM MISS LIPSCOMB, Principal.
A select Hoarding aud Day School for Young; Ladles
and Little qirla,
,3,! "ml Wl Vourleentti ntrctN. W
WANIIINUTON, D. O.
Fifth annual session opens SEIT. 29. iss. and
closes JUNE 11, 1S8T.
Pull course, with Diploma of hlali made.
exceptional advantages In Music, Elocution, Lit
erature, and the Modern Languages. u"u"i--
Pupils specially prepared lor foreign travel or for
Hummer session In beautiful and healthful o-
Norwootl, Nelsinii County, Vlriclulta,
Juno 20 to September an.
nA-JiW Principals 1 Mr. and Mrs.
Coal ana Wood.
STEPHENSON I BRO.,
Coal and Kindling Wood.
OFFICE, 410 TENTH HTHERT W. W.
Mill is ni llttput, Nevttulli.slreel Wharf.
We have established anoniro at Ihe above ad
dress, wher) a member ot our firm will always ko
found during olilco hours. '
We shall offer for salo only tho
Best Qualities or Coal ami Wood,
And such as we believe will meet with your favor.
.JSS&SSS .c0,D,ulr 'n regard to prices before
J. Maury Dove,
Coal and Wood.
The Finest Splint and
KVEU SOLD IN WASHINGTON.
Main Office Tvreuty.flrst and I Streets.
1H0O II STREET, 1CM M STREET, AND WIIAIllf
POOT OP Y AND U STREETS.
Ninth-Street Shaving Parlor
Mil. J. 11, HIIKt'lIICllI) j as opened a lirand-New
Plrsl-Class HII A VINtl and II AIlt-DIIEHSINU SHOP
In tho Uuuion llulldlug, 00 Ninth street.
ft ySTlSWfTgtfyrKl S rl i S a
w, JJEPliDgg33'SSlJBSSSSJ -
Lsi SBLVsUBUBBTVIixaSBBBBhEl r
VIsINnj,' Hooks i: Mciiinrniisliiing,,
VISITING CARDS ENGRAVED.
1 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. '
A JPULTj JjjyiS OF
Trial Balance liooUs,
Indeoo and Time Books,
Exercise and Composition Books.
SCRAP AND INVOICE BOOKS
Blank Notes, Ilrnftsi nnd Receipts,
Grocers and Butchers' Order Looks,
EAHTON fc ltX7IX,
"TATHONERB, cor. Pa. avo. and 13th St. N. V.
BOOKS WORTH $K
Firemen's Insurance Comply
CIIAUTEItED BY CONGltESS,ai837.
Onpllal, 8200,000. sjnrplnti, lo.OOO.
NEW BUI LMNO, N. n Corner Jlh Street snd Louisi
ALHEKT A. WILSON. President.
C W. IIOWAlKcte1"'1' V'rcn..
It. it. IIAZAUU, Awilatant Secretary.
I)IHR(1Tmm Allinrf K Wtt mu
Mccaulcy, J. w. Drew, Samnel K. Whealley. o. W.
L'rnilPT. nn.l.TnhnU ur... ...... " " vnvjt t. ,, ,
.- . ......... .... .invoin. 0C3-3m3
HOUSE PAINTING AND GLAZING
IMITATIONS OP WOOD AND MAIIBLR
EALSOMINtNO, WALL PAINTING. ANDl
GENEIIAL 1IOUBB OKCOlUTlMCt.
Sign Painting, Gilding, Etc.
JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
ESTIMATES FURNISflBD POlt WOItK IN CIT
C. Macnichol & Son.,
416 TENTH BTREET NORTHWEST-HHIT TO
In addition to our Premiums, a list of which will
SUmPAS11 application, wo wish to call ESPECIAL
NOTIL'E to our CABINET PORTRAITS ot
D'Oyley Carte's English
Fifth. Avo, Tlio a tr o , Now VopJr.
i-?!lgu,.t.opc.r? 2"1? evcr xeta Produced In the.
S?Jle.a SS." llia.t ."? enualed In popularity "1 ho
MHado.1' Iho original company to produce It In
th s country was iroyley Carte's Enalfsh Company.
fJf!.111? "yG'ibcrt and Sullivan and Bent
to this country. Wo have Issued, for distribution 10
onr patrons who will send us wrappers ss below, a
seres of SEVEN CABINET POllMlAlTSol : thCBO
artists. In character ami costume, the finest photo
graphic gelatine work ever produced. They com
Osiui.dineUi.mah, na "Yum Yum '
.Misses Uluah, Fostku, and St. Nadu, as
u-.-, "Thrco Llttlo Maids from School."
Kate Fostku, as "pun simr"
(IKOHIIK Thoiine, as .."KoKu"
Cooktici. pounds, as. NansiPoo.'"
Piihdkkici, as. , . . . . ."The 1 Mikado "
nfOur priceof these portraits Is twenty-flvo cents
each, but to any ono who uses our soap, and sendlns:
us 15 wrappers of Dobbins' Electrlo soap, and fuU
post offlce address, wo will semi ihe whole series,
postago paid, and FREE OP CHARGE. '
If your Grocer does not keep Dobbins' Eleclrlo
sosp, send us 15 cents In stamps to pay postago and.
we will send you by return mall a sample tree of
charge. In sending for a sample mention this pBper.
JAMES L. BARBOUR,
Gil & 610 Pennsylvania Avenue.
WASHINGTON, . C.
The Orlsjlunl ana Only Oensslne.
vHSi2X btiS 'iR8-,. . " -""if "'Swiss
NAM! PAPf II. CklekcsUrCh.--.il! .,
t.Ua- l-M.roiil ji, TU. uTtkw.
ADf.CITIL finro without IfetHcIn.
rUol llVt 'enl'JOctoberie,iB7..
moobJitrXcwlnfonry'sorleJ.1" C"e ,to
No nansoous dose, nf -niuti. Ann..i. nH am
sandal wood, that are certain to produce dyspepsia
t-rrift07.n.st "J? "oatlngs of tho stomach, 'prlol
ll.N. Sold by all druggists, or mailed on receipt of
prn e. .2L,,BJ?.1,er Pwikulars send for olroulsr,
1 U. ISOjL lft-83
J. O. ALiLiAN CO.,
esjonn street. Now York.
OltKAT l'KNNSVliVANIA HOUT1J
Trains leave 1 Washington, from Station, comer of
Sixth and It streets, as follows j
Por Pittsburg and the West, Chicago Limited Ex.
Press 01 Palace Sleeping Cars at U.W a. m. a"f
1'ast H"".,"-'' a. in. dally to Cincinnati and it. Luuf.'
WMfP ? Cars jrotn Ilarrlsburg w t'luctoniii.'
and I otel Cur to Ht. Louis j dally, except Baturdav
!?nSllcJ0f.wlllileeplns; bar All"niPto CMc.g
Chicago Lxpress, at 7.10 p. xa. dally, writ.
SleepGig Cars Washington to Chicago, and llarrlV.
burg to Cleveland, connecting aMlarrtsburir wiikT
vllle and St. Lou Is. Paclllo Kxnress loiii 11 iVT
dally, tor Pittsburg an J I the West, vrlln" through
Slcoper Ilarrlsburg 10 Chicago. ' suniugrs
-iiAI!!-I'7MO,!cl! A?" IWOMAO 1IAII.IIOAD.
Por Erie, Canandalgua, Hocheater , iluffalo m.
agara.nwu.oop. m. dally, except Saturday wllb
'"ilwftr," Washington to Kocheslerf J' '
m...i.oo. i.is.io.oo, and lLW) p. m" DUUU8' v'00
Limited Express of Pullman Parlor Cars giin
m. and 8.60 p. in. dally, except I uudsy' '' VM
Por I oston without change, 1 00 p. 0. everr ilar
Por Urooklyn. New York, uti through Ttraius con.'
ut at Jersey lilty with boaisot "Urooslyn Tnnex '
affording direct transfer to Pnlton wrcet.avoldlu.
w,,l.!l.f'W MWU N Vorx cuy, ' TOlalo
Por Philadelphia, T.16,.oo. andli oos m -in,.
4.1', 100, 10.00, and ll.iio p.m. On sundar' X'
m , 11.00. 4.15. c.w. 10.00. and 1 .no S. ?aat'' ,M "'
. lu. audj.wp. iu. dally.ex-
ui.a iiw. i.iu. u uu. a. 1 11. 11 sii a rid 11 tin
Por Pope's Creek Llue, 7.15 a. in.' aud 4.411 u ru
dally, except Sunday. y v' m'
ror nuuspuus, 1. 10 a. in. and !8.oa and S3 n. m.
dally, except Sunuay. Sundays, V a. ui. uitd iao
aWxaNDHIA AND PHEDItlCKSIIUItn hah.
.0S, 4.W. 4.83, 0 ol, H oj, and 1 1.B7 p. n. oi SundsV
st fl 00.9.80. aud 10.56 al in.. and 8 M p. m. J
Por ltli hmond aud the South. 0 m and 10.03 a. in
dally, and 4.33 p. m. dally, except Sunday.
,',i',lll.1,e.?yS Alexandria for Washington, 0 08. 8 CO,
lO.oo.and lo.loa.m., Loo, 40J,8.iij,6.iu,t.031 and 10 J
p. ui aud 18.10 luiuulght, (except Monday.) ' on Su"
?8.10aulght. ' ' '" ' ""ll '"" " m" UI
Tickets and Information at tho oillco norlheael
corner of Thirteenth strctt and Pcnnsjlvanla annus.
and at the stutlou, where orders can be left for Ihe
checkluz of baggage to destluatlou from hotels aud
residences. " "
C11AIILES II.PUail,Jeneral Manager.
J. it. WOOD, oeueral Passenger Agent,