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T' New Goods, SUITABLE roil THIS SEASON ANt Early Spring Wear. I V 1 Stiiai leoli m if? ) K M a llnio JiiRf Rrcolveilt nr rirnt Ship m r tit or laADIKS' TAIL0K-9UDE SUITS Jn riiii uud Vanvu Cloths, Tri cots, Novelty Cloths, I'ln-lhad Checks, lintHuh Checks, lUnck Cashmere, and tlanrUUa Cloth, nud Jtlitcl: Silk, Plata and ,Tct Trliiimat. TIIKSK HAHUI! IN l'HIOI.S FItOM Our $12.00 Suits auetiii: mat vai.uk kviiii ofi'kiil'd ,at mi? I'liioi:. TIU.Y AUK TAll.Oll.MAIir, MATKH1AL, HTYLIC, WOItliMvNSIIlP, nr, AND FINISH Aitn (looi). and ir will m: to rvbiiy (INK'S iNri'.itrsr io call and examine 1HKM. nit PKVNl. AVF.NIIf-.. 17:i;j a. Ave. IDYEINGI, m 'a Aim 111 ill VI HCUMHINd. ItlC.'AlltlNd. I'KKSHINU. CtOtliliiK o UUM fur ami lclU chm. S. 1IAM)RMAN, 1H3 I'tiiiijlgiinlnnvcnue. Cor. ITiIIi mill tl. Cor. l&lh nml CJ. Our iriliutiont arc all mltclal tor their excllrnee it ml to meet I lie wants of rrl ncin oil ami fooit taste. Their true value will la aitprcci alcdwhvu (.vuiii)ticd)i:iltoiinftrcl with other (foods. VOLUME XXI. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY MORNTNO, JANUARY 30, 1887. NO. 15 THE IiOUNHER ON THE AVENUE. POPULAR G03DS, POPULAR STYLES, POPULAR PRICES. Sliivtb, io IVIeciFmi'e. Tyssowski Bros., Import! r of Men's Wear. Cor. 15th mill (J. Cor. 15th ml (1. DRY CHAMPAGNE. MR. LOUIS KOlvWiUIill in now snipping to th UiiilelSUlea ,i,ry cliuiiipagiiokiiown M tliu "(1RAND VIN SIIC," vvliloli Is of lli name IiikIi grmia as tlio "OAK I'K IILANOllK," at present bliippeil by liiui, ami vvliluii lias bean so favorably received liy lliu Atneriunn pulillu. His wIuhs .tro tlui lliicsl intulily lliat can da sunt friini frame, ami Iio fm-ls t'onflJunt thaltlio uewriry iviun will meet with friends wherever It la known. MUCH: Quarts, $30.20. I'liils. $3.20. l'OU HALM 11 V J. G. CQRNWELL & SON, 141(1 mill JUS J'enna. Avenue, Ami the Leading Winn MfrchnutBMid Grocers, dc.'ii am "In tho Importance of possible results Ihero has been no debate Blnco lstll that tins been ot greater Interest lo tho nation Ihun that which no.' enrred In tho Sensto on Monday nttcrnoon,"Bald a Cahlnct minister when tho writer naked Dim what ho thought of trio matter. "Thero was one feature of tho debate that appears to havo been overlooked by Itio press In Its consideration ot tho question. Under tho Edmunda bill tho Dcmocrntlo party, through I Iio action ot the President, will haro an op portunity to iio what It illil In iai2,aml again In isis-'ifl-rtolendthlsoountrv from foreign encroach, incnts upon tho lights nt ll citizens. Tho bill, so atily drawn by Mr. Edmunds, gives tho Executive almost nnllrallcil power. This must have been up- pnrcnlto every Itepubllcsn Senator on I ho noor. Uut for once, nnd to their credit he It said, polltlcnl piedllecllooswero Ignored, Mr. rryo'srclctoncoto thol'icaidcntwns verr handsorao nnd kindly. No higher eulogy could novo been passed upon tho Chief Magistrate than that ot tho Mnlno amnion And, though the bill, (drnnn br a llcpubllcan Sena tor, nml reported bys commltlee, tho majority of nhkli Is Itepuhllcan,) glfcs President Cleveland an opporlunlly offered to but few men In their Ih es, tho nearly unanimous voto by which It was passed, showed that It was possible for Senators to forget to bo pirtlsin In periods ot emergency and remember that they were Americans. The l'tcsldcnt Justly regards this voto of forty six for to one against the net ns an expression of tho highest confidence, and tho Cabinet concurs " I had not thought of this until It was prcsentodso forcibly by Iho eminent gentleman qnotcd. I wish! might glvohls name, but for obvious reasons it would bo Improper. Tho vote of confidence upon so important n measure cannot but hat can CTiellent elfcct upon Ihecountry. "All this discussion will do good," said a lierao. crallo member ot tho House, to whom 1 spofce. "Tho patriotic expressions of tho majority In Iho Sonata will bo appreciated by Iho people. Tho American sentiment Is not dead, but sleeping. Among other good results that will come nut of It will ho Iho entire re-crenllon ot Ihc United Slates Navy, tlrcitldeas.livo trees, nrc of slow growth. The seed mii't bo planted and time given It to hud and bloom. Forlenyoarsorinoro Iho Democratic party havo been advocating the rthulldlng of our Navy. Nowwpeeo why wc should have such a warned as tho posslb'o tcqulremcnlsof the nation demant. H may havo been it coincidence, but did ton notice Thomas's bill, Introduced Mondiy, au thorizing the (instruction of thirteen additional war vessels, two 4,ooi) ton steel cruisers, thoRtcel gunboats, nnd six Bwlft-stecl torpedo boats, and liawier'aresalntloninslrin.llngtheNaval Committee tolnqiilrolntolhocxpedlcncy of appropriating Im mediately fjo.ooo.ono to be expended by the Scire' tary of tho Navy for tho conduction, equipment, and armament of such new vessels of war as ho may deem necessary 7 These things are very Rlg nlltcant straws. Ono difficulty In rebuilding the Navy has been that members from tho lntcilnr States wcro not wilting to vote such sums as wcro ncccssarv, not seeing aoy especial reison for doing so. nut this has changed, and now I he most ear nest n Ivocatcs of a new navy, olio worthy of our past traditions, arc members from btatcs a thousand miles from the seaboard. No better proof ot Ihc growth or the American feeling, or.to speak moro accurately, of Its rehabilitation, could bo adduced than these Instances afford. 1 am glad to sec It. Wo have been so busy making money that we have neglected other matters Hut with such a rum of money as wc have In the Treasury lthigtlle Ihere need be no furl her delay. Iho people, whoso money It la, will direct how It shall be used, nnd they havo spoken In no uncertain voice, bet Ihclr will bo obeyed." It Is a good thing for tho Army lhat It has sucii a watchful, lottlllgeut friend In Congress as Is (Jen. Joseph Wheeler. I liato before mentioned that to this Rcnllcmau belongs tho unequaled tnemtgeol having held the hlghist military rank ever attained on tho North American continent by so young an officer, lor lie was n lieutenant general long before he was thirty years old, and had reached this grade In tluio of war without any political backing, but on pure military merit. From an oitlccrof ?uih dis tinction naturally a good deal was anticipated when ho camo into Congress. Ills ucrrormauics and lecord havo maintained tho hlgnesl expectations of his friends. Of his alma mater. West l'otnt. Gen. Wheeler Is especial v considerate. In tho appropria tion bill for the United Stales Military Academy for Iho next year thero Is tho best possllilo evidence or Ms thoughtful ciro In Mho ships ot money lor Bjino inucti needed Improvements, lucro Is (lo.ooo tor enlarging and completely overhauling Iho chief academic building, and a great ileal of Im proving ian bo dono with lhat amount ot money. Thero is n further sum of (I l.oou tor new quarters for tho enlisted men nt the engineer", and others who aro needed thero, tll.vio tor u new quarter masters building, nnd fl,Mi for the wharf nt the landing on tho Hudson. Iho licit year, Cen. Wheeler Bare, ho will give them aimtuh more, If po-filljlP, to inako Iho Institution what tt should be, the leading Military Academy ot Ihc world. Tho appointment of Mr. 1 homas II. Counery lo bo Secretary ot Legation to tho American Minister nt Iho Cl'y ot Mexico Is one which I don't think any one will find fault Willi. There aro some rather in teresting details current In relation lo his appoint ment, which I only give as I receive Hum. As the Journalistic world knows, Mr. Connery waaforycirs Iho managing editor of the New lork lleiaUl and the ablest manager that paper has had Blnco I'reder ii k Hudwn'a administration of airalrs. Hard work, and lis coucomllant dose tontlncinent for more than ten rears, broko down Mr. Conuery'a health and at his own request Mr. .lames Gordon Ilcnnctt re lieved blin. Though Mr. Connery Is not a inllllou- nlroof Iho Vanderbill class, he is by no iiuans en tirely without some of this world goods, ond so ho need not bo very noxious concerning the future, nut he did need a chaugo and sumo congenial employ, men). Dr. (leorgntl. Miller, clltor of tho leading Demo cratic Journal In Nebraska, to Mexico upon pnblla business, and It n, what Is tho csusofor such ex Iremo sccrocy alwut his going? Members ot Iho Ncbrassa delegation In Congress one branch at least say that Dr. Miller camo lo Washington nt tho President's request. As Miller Is a sound Democrat It was thought at first that ho wAs liiboconsulled atiou! tho patronage ot Iho State. This was not Iho mai ler. After thrco consultations Miller was nentlo Mexico upon business bo mnfldeutlally guarded that no human being, excepting tho President, Miller, and possibly Iho Secretary ot Stale, havo Iho least Ilea ot what It Is. This Is Iho story precisely as It was told to mo. l'cthsps Iho rutnro may un veil this injstcrr, If mystery Ihero bo. Tho No bnskans say thero Is one, and seem to bcllcvo II. So ho will wait an 1 seo. Thcte aro phases of human nntlito that nro not pleasant to rotitcinplalc, and one would fain bo spared their illBctiBslon. Washington I mean tho people who llvo here has beensntreo from Iho grosser violations of tho usages governing good Boclcly lhat their mention la seddom necessary, and tt is with tho deepest regret tint 'one heats of In fractions of the Hoclal usiges current amour; well bred pcoplo of Btich an otitrngcous character as aomo lhat arc reported. It has been n mailer ot general comment Binro their occurrence that nt two of tho most prominent entertainments at Iho past week thero wcro a huintir ot persons proient who wcro not known lo Iho givers, nnd thcretoro not In vited, and tho worst of It Is that Iho chief oltendcrs In lheso cases wcro women! For Instanrc, ottho JapancaoMlnlslcr'srccrptlonlt Is reported lhat nt least aiic-,Hjth of Iho pcoplo who crowded Into tho suloii were unkiiiwn either lo tho Minister or his amiable wife. Hut Iho clhna seems to have been iciched a( the reception and lull glrcn tiy the thlneso Minister on Tuesday evening. Six hsndrc I and fltty persons wero asked to come, nnd it Is esll mated that jlfteen lmiulictl wcro present In Iho (oursoof thucicntngl Making duo allow.anco for exaggeration In aomo ot tho nccountB, It Is evident that tho customary usages gncrnlng well-bred pcoplo wcro deliberately disregarded In many In Btanns, nnd penp'e Inltuded themeelvcs wlicro lliey were neither asked nor desired. If the stories cur rent detailing icrtaln occurrences in tho supper room be correct, thero must have been Been some of the most objection iljle form, nnd vulgar and dis gusting phases that human nature can nttnln. With thesothlngsuimesaatatenuntln Iho public Journ is, which pccms to bo aulhorlrcd, to tho cltect IhatMrs. Cleveland was compc'led Ust week to give up theaeml-wcckly mil day icccptlons she was lu Iho habit ot till ling. In or lor to meet hei n limit nnd ncHafiiiiicr, because pviple whom Bhodll not know wonlil crowd In, Ihus making, what was In tended t, tie a ptcasint reunion of tho hostess's fitrti'l'.a general crush. It docs seem a plly Ihit Iho mistress of tho Whlto IIouso i tuuit bo pcr mltlcd to see th iso alio desires to seo and when the purpose of tho reception was bo tmphatlcilly and dlstlnilly Hlated -without being Bubjcclcdl, such unpleasant Intrusions, tint nho must give up seeing her fricu Is lo iltcctually cud the tush of the mob! No nno nioio regiels tliU necesslly than the amiable, courteous youug hostess lietBclt, but It was lmKs3lb!c lo fiililltthclnlcutljiiand purposoof her receptions, nn 1 theio was no remedy but to glvo them up. 'lhls tact develops suih a condition of nlfalrBthat nocriilclsm or ojinmcnt la needed lo understand It. "What Bhil! wo do to keep pcoplj out ot our houses, whom we don I know utul hate not In vited?" sal I a la ly who Is a social leader. "Thero Is but onoltilng that will relievo us from entcitain log people we don t want. Ills tills: vvuheaiti card nt Imitation let there be a small ticket of ad mission, with the name ot tho person tnvltid upon It. The guest will bo asked to present thin at tho door, nu I no one will bo admitted, no nnttcr who, that has not lhls ticket, and does not present it 1 his will pret cut the brluglng ot a baker a dozen nt women. (I but use the words nt tho sneaker.) " when but nno was asked Wc (.aim it hihi will not endure this outrageous Imposition inir longer. 1 ho card svstcm Is tho rnlc ntlopte I by tlio Armv and Navy German Club, -and tho Wednesday nnd other gennans. It Iscftcctuai, nn I we Bliall lie com pcllcd to resort to iho samo (let Ico lo keep Intruders out of our houses." J . .J . niiCKER, llll I' MHI'.l.l' JVOHTIMVFNT, liOOIlSELLKlt, ST.l VIONISlt, AXI HSU It A V lilt. C Villi AM) ili:iHUo; INfilUVINU A BI'KCIAI, I'KA'lllltUOl'MV HUblNKS.1, JqliUHI HON. S. S. COX. Iio lie Ihoii llio Muml nntl Will Son ii Out. Unas icporled yesterday that Iho condition of Hon. H. S. Cox was critical and alarmlu g If not hopeless A rcpirlcr of 'IllK buMiAt llpiuniBaw Dr. D. W. IIIIhs, his phyel Ian, nt n lato hour last night, vtho said there was no truth lu the report, as Mr. Cox was steadily and surely incudlng. This will, ot (OiirBC, bo KMIIfilnir news t Mr. Coxa largo clrclci uf friends and admirers. OIJ VKNNHVI.VANIA AVENUK. JOHN F. PARET, srrA.rrioivj3Xtt. A complete lino of tho IIUSl'Hl'ATIONUHY. OAltl) HNaitAVlNUof.illkludaiiu.dforall pur. uusoa. mliiii-ly AUTISTS' MATKKIALS. IIKVIItllllNMKN'M NlflM'MI'.H. I'llKrAHIED CANVAS, NKW KKVISII HI'KKIUU. KIIS, Oil, AND WAI'KIt t'UUIHM, FINK IlllUblllCS, :tl'.,AT FRED. A. SCHMIDT'S, felt ly nn I N I N ril nthrkt. HEL. ID. B.KK, till 1'r.NNelYI.VAMIA AVKNUK. Full Llito of HuUlntiH, OvaramtlntfH and Trou- aorlnu foi' J''iH '' Hlnto? revolved. My own rmpoi'tHtions. Gontloiiioii will plettHO Ivavo tlio 1 1' Ovdoi'H at tho tlio fioadhm Tttlloi'lnn JiHtublltilimont of Wih1i inutoii, FT. D. XSari. u. in (i I'KnlMWVI.VANIA 1IIHU. AVKNUK. .1 V I'OltNKl'-A T-XA IK, 0 inter ut Imilsliua uvouuo and Four-jud a-lialt iroot,ui)jr City Hall, WasUlugtou,!), V. Tho New York He) ultl was the first of the great independent Journals to take up Mr. Cleveland's causo when ho was nominated for tho Presidency. '1 he President remembers lhls, and would havo tes tified his appreciation ot Its Ben Ices nearly two years ago by appointing Mr. Charles Nordholt to on Important first class mission, had that gentleman en couraged tlio Idea. Mr. Cleveland believes lhallo Mr. Nordholf, moro than to any ono else, ho owes Iho ffirriMV staunch support lu isil, and I fancy he has excellent reason for his opinion. When the suggestion of ofllco was made lo Mr. Nordhoft he simply Blgnitled his appreelallnn of Iho Intended honor, but declined. Then Hie fuuuy man In tho fifth column of the New York Times (Mr. Aldcnj was made Consul General at Home, and Iho Timet was Ihus "recoguUcd." Mr, Cannery's Irlcuds thought that If any Journalist deserved recognition no waa tho man, 'Iho President agreed and to all Is serene. In fact II lias bcni evident for sumo lime lo Sec ro tary of htato tlayard that Mr, .fuscptt I.. Morgan, now Secretary of Legation at IlieClly of Mexico, aught lo bo relieved, While there Is nothing i tiarged against Mr. Morgau that Is detrimental in his character, It Is urged that ho Is not Iho person for thoplacD. He Is a Bon-ln-law officii. Frlshlo, who lias hail a very remarkable career. He la Ameri can born, but those, who know him will say he Is rar mora ola Mexican In feeling than American, He went to California, a "49fr," and married Hie beautiful (laughter of cx-dovcriior Vallejo, iho last Mexican (lortmorot California, Governor Vallcjo was enorinounlj rlili In lands, aud Ilia Bhrcvid sou. lu law added greatly to t alii Jo s wealth by his sharp luauagcmcnt. It was den. Frlshlo who obtained Iho valuable cone fsulons from the Mexican got em inent nowowucd by Hie Mexican lulernailonal and Denver uud Itlo Grande railways, and whether Justly oruol, Mr, Morgan Is charged with caring entirely too much fur tho Interest of his lallicMu- law, uud loo Mttlo for Iho public business ho was selected lo attend lo. Iho elder Wcller, It will bo rcinimbcrc I, selected the mottle-faced man as his legal adviser npon tlio theory that he wes an old stage driver and consequently a good Judge of a horse, and being lhat was a good Judge ot anything, I think u really well-trained Journa'lst catidn almost untitling well. Consequently, 1 bellevu Mr, Connery will be a most able and eftlelcnt Sci r clary ut legation, and I congratulate Minister Thomas 0. Maiming upon his distinguished nfiurAc It signs go for anjlhlug, Mr, Murgau's poslilou Is not the only ono In the laud uf tlio Azloo and lalUc, lhat will boon linvo uuother lucumbtut. "I'ureli, Consul Genera!" to use the exceedingly expres sive language of the Btrocl-'Xllkuly to bo UrcJ." 'I lie main dlrUcully In the case of James W. 1'oreh, now Consul General ut the City of Mexico, Is that he eauuot keep his hands from pen uud Ink. Ills weitkuosa Is a ooiumou one, and It generally results lu gelling the person antlclod with It Intu trouble. In tlio Cutting vase, lu I'io Sodgwlek ease, and lu Hie later perturbations relallug to Minister Mail, nine, "Porch, Consul Gcncia!," was brimful of oplulous. 'Iho Secretary id btato aatisflod lilinsclt lhat tho stories lu refeieuco toMr. Manulugalii. toxliatluti were uutruo, uud Iho Prcsldcut tout lu Ills uauio tor continuation. Morgan aud Porch bad becu his detractors. Thelogio ot the situation Uluovltablc. While I am upon i cs .li xdumi I would Just llko touskoDOquesllouuf Iho prcsldeut. Did he scud SECRETARY MANNING'S PLNS, What C.iilHcs tho Humor llml llu Will IIcnIbii. Scerebiry .Manning's ntlcullon was jestcrday called to tho pnli'lshel statements tint ho cxpcils shorily ti icslgn from IlioTrcaiury to liecomo tho head of a new bank in New York. Tho Secretary replied that ho had nut tiecn offered tlio presidency utnuyBiicti bank; that necurdlnglo Ills experlciuo It Is iiittoinary to organize n bank nnd clod a board of directors before selecting tho other otllicrs, and b fir as ha knew this hut not et In ell dune. Mr. Manning's remarks indicated that ho did not wish to appear ns expressing In advance, nn opinion upon a contingency which had not arisen. 1 no fact that several ot .Mr. Mannings friends nro among the organizers of Iho proposed new bank, and lliatii Inrgo number nt Iho hciivy Buhacilptlous for tho sirs k havo been m Ida contingent nn sir. Mnnnlug a becoming tho prisldenl nt It, glvrs inlur to Iho rumors thai hols bi resign Ida place lu the Cabinet In order to bcunuo iho manager or Hie enterprise. THE SENATE ON MATTHEWS. I'roiioMftil llc(lulnr to Itie I'revlitcul'N Innuoiiitixis. In Hie Borcl session of the Senate jcutcrday afternoon Senator Ingalls offered, In tho form of n resolution, a letter to tlio Proildcnt In reply to tlio message Bent by htm to tho Senalo soma weeks since, giving Ills reasons for renominating ,1. c. Mat. thews, nt Albany, N. Y., U bo Itecordcr of Deeds tor huh District. Tho letter went over unonnn oblecllou. and will i onio up at the next secret session. lis puriHise is siaieii lo no to correct mo Inipres Blon tvhlcli prevails lo somo extent that Matthews was rejected because ot his color and Ih H the nominal loll was undo it party question by tho Senate. m i CONGRESS YESTERDAY, ThnUlDlrlol Arorlatloii mil I'.iNieri liy llin lluitae, III the Kenale, nfler Senator Heck's rallroid at torney's bill had been laid over until Monday, on mutlon of Mr. test Iho consideration oflhu (l lowBtono Park bill was resumed by u tutu of 94 lo IT. Mr. Van W'jckorrcrcd an aniendnient, wlilch was adapted, providing that any acillcruuilio leriltury uowly added to the pirk by this bill shall lie entitled lu nil rights mid privileges now given liy Iho lawsof tho llnltod Stalls nud lirrllorles. Mr. McMillan said he would tulo agulnst Hie bill, bci ausu It Imposed rcmrli lions and Itmitatiiuis, nu I committed authority lo Individuals which he did nut lielleta to bo wholesome. Mr. George opposed Iho bill, because It Mt nolle 3.50(1 Buiiaie mills as a pleasure gruuiid Nntouo OtUen 111 tin thousand would cterhavu Ihecliauie loeulovlhat nleasure croiiud. All Ihn bulslatlin power of the Umtcil states was vested In Cougn?. and It had no right to abdli ate lis dutli a and conic r lis power on an executive oftker. tir.Mandcrsou suggisted lhat the Iiitcr-Slslo (''Hu meri e bill, which the beusiorf rum Mississippi had advocaled ami voted for, wus llabio lo Hie s nno oti lection. Mr. Vent replied lo Mr. (Hnrgea coiialllutlunal argument, llu rind a private Idler fruiu t'liicf Jiutlio W'alle, Baying that he had read Iho hill mil that It Binned to mill the riqulreiueuts of the ase. on motion ot Mr. Hoar, Hie bill was amended br luseillug a provision for an appeal toino Dhdrlil Couitof WioiiilugTetrllurr, In easrsof Imprlsun lucnt.lliMl tneiilt nuspassedi cas, 4V i nsys, 8. Iho narslielng Mi sirs limy, lluilir. Coke, George, Mo Mtllau, Morgan, W hltllioruc, aud Wilson, of .Mary, laud. Al3:3iithoStiia!o went Into ueirtt bcbsIoii, nut adjourned at 4 u clock. IIOt'8KOI'llrilirsl!NTATlVKB The Post Ottlco Ai proprlatlon bill was takin up In ('ommltteo of Hie w liole, and Mr. Dlount (Ga ) liriefly explained It. Mr. I'cicrs (Kau ) regntled lhat II did not luntuln a provision making an ullowanc o liiposluiaslirs ut tho Ihird and fourth class for clerk hire aud light and fuel. Mr. Wallace (U ) moved to amend Ilia ilauso making appropriation fur special taiilltlesou trunk Hues, byuddlugn prut Iso that all sums eipindud for special fac Utiles shall bo evpenlcd vvllhlu the dlscretluil ot the I'osliuahlcr Giueral mo us to muter tho gnalist lieuillt on busluess uud imslal lute rests, aud where two or more trunk lines are In operation, having tho satuo general dlrcillo'i aud tirmliial poluts,spoclai faillUlcH shall bo extended lu Iho low. 1st bidder after adverllsciuini. Alter protests Iroiu Messrs. Illiiuiit, Ilia ,) Mo Comas, (Md,) and Uouglurly, (Flu,) luo uiulluu uaslosl is, UJ. 1 ho bill was llieu uporicdtotlio Houso and passed, and Hie House ngalu went into (Vimmltlce (Mr. llluunt in the i hair) uu the Dlslrlct ui i uiiiiniiia Aiipriipriaiiou mil. Mr. O Ferrall (Vit ) took advantage ot the general tcbate lo deliver it speech In favor of lliu illalr cducalliual bill. '1 ho peiidiug bill hat lug brt u read bv p irjgraphs, Vr. Hiichaiisu (N. J ) luqiiired whcthir any appiu prlatloii was uinialued the rein for the extension of Massai husetts avt nno. Mr. Wilson (W, vu.) replied lu tho negative. Mr. HeiiderHuu (Iowa) thought that It was duo to HioDisirlitCuiuiutsiluueiBto slulo that they had not iiskid for uuv such iimirunilatleiii. 1 1io uuislde ration ut Iho bill, wus then uompleled an I the ctoiiiiuUteo having rlsiu, the 1,111 wus passed 'I Uo House thou, ut 4:19,udJuuruod. Mr. (llmUtoiie'v Visit. Lonpon, Ju. s.i, A large crowd awaited I Iio eoiu. lug of Mr. aud Mrs. Gladstone uud the Prlueo of Wiiles ut the luilway station ut ljuu. Upon the nrrlvalotlhetruluMr. GUlstouo wascallel upon tin a sneieli. llu resnouded bv oxiiresrtlniF lili I tuauks for tlio friendly gricllug avevtUed him. THE KIRMKS. Tim llrllllnnl Nitrrtnclo nn II Nlrtirli Ihn Furnttlnrpil r.yo of n llornld Hrrlbn. On Monlay, Tiicslivy, and Wednesday ot last week tho National was transformed Intont least several scenes nt fairy enchantment, (to employ the prescribed rcporlorlsl foimiils,) If not more, by onr scson 1 Klnnes. Wo daro not liopo that tlio Klrmos, llko Iho poor, wo shall havo always with us. Hut ceilalnly from Its successes of last year and this wo may lode for It ns nt least an annus! Inslltntlon. 1 his tlmo It was given tor tho benefit of Iho Nations! Itoimropathlo llo.pllal. Hut tho N. 11. II. Is not trno lo its principles by a fine, large, allopathic ma. Jitlty; Towll,ntmoly,lnlhatlthas given ns tho Klrmesthls year In a vastly bigger, bolder, and moro heroin dose, ns lo numbers, splilt, and general crtecllveness,ttiannnlh6 Initial (rial ot this Dior onghly agree iblennd altogether sugar-coaled formof charitable trcitmcnt. Mnny of the managers as well os dancers nt list ycafB Klrmos wero present and ncllvo lu lhls, and Ihc result has been that tho In dcfatlgatile Proressur Mnrnlg has been able to marshal his largely aiigmcnlcd forces tutnuclibetlcr ndvantagc than before, t'crlnlnly nuylhitig more brilliant and dtming than tho stngo of Iho New National, when Iho nlwajs remarkable drop curtain proceeded lo Intolto upon lis own Iranscendtnt loveliness last Mou lay nlRht, would bo dlflluilt to Imagine. Tho resources of Iho palette, Iho ralnlmw, Iho transformation si.cn e, tho dictionary, Iho kalei doscope, and of all the dally papers had been some thing moro than exhanstcd. And from tho plump llltlo figure of tho tiniest llaby lice ut Iho Flower Dance, reclining nn Iho atago nboul tho normal lati tude of I tic footlights, to tho porlllcst nn I most Imposing matron nnd Managercsson the back bench away up under tho wandotthasomcwhatnvcrwoikcil liitidmnstei, the ulumc ot color, form.ntid grouping was perfect and complete. And tho stalls nnd boxes even moie than reflected the brilliancy of the Btago. Nn more striking naacmh'lcs, In Iho point nt J)fimm-,(llstln( Hon, Hie array nl tcmlnlno love liness, and Its proper presentation by the nl mpt unlvcisal prevalence of full ilrctn, havo ever been gathered in Washington. Each nlghl, despite Hie announcement otnn early atari, tho circles and luges were filled with a glittering expanse of gleam ing arms nnd shoulders, Dashing Jewels, shimmer ing silks an I satins, waving rans, and smiles and glances moro nclntlllantthan nll,dlverslflidby the usual cmtrnsts of black contB and snowy shirt-fronts, long before the some what cacoplionouscltorlB of the artillery band began to distribute dejection among the audience. Hut when Ihc iiirtaln finally rose. and Iho well meaning ntllllet vtucii tired on n still bolder salvo of distressing Biund, and from Iho broad Held of finely massed color at tho rear of the stage, a slender filament of splendor detached Itself that wound around the floored In orchestra, and up nnd down and back nnd forth, till tho whole aro of vision was tilled with the goigeously radiant, ncelh Ing, and Involute blare of the grand inarch, the en thusiasm ot tho atidicneo knew no bounds. Then, when all had relumed to their plat eann the amphl theatrcd terraces nt tho rear, reaching hall tho height. of the stage, Ihero was a lull In Iho music nn I Iho sea of color was sill!, buddenly there mole forlti a Btraln of simple and pastoral sweetuess, aud down the midst of tho great noor there I ripped two quaint and chauning litllo llgurcs, high-capped, utiort skirted, that might havo stepped from the pages ot Irving or Iho canvas ot Kaulba tl. Thiy wero Mrs Schooleyanl Miss Lincoln, the leaders ot tho llollandalscdsncc, and lu a moment Iho entire troupe of merry little Duchesses wcro treading their demure huteiacefulnicaatiiCHiin the shining boards Suydam aud Potsdam, Atnslerdam nnd Itoltirdam, but they were pretty! Again a lull and chaugenf mcasuie, nndalava lorrcntot red caps ran d)m Iho pvrll colored tnuuulaln Bide of human llgurcH nnd spread nud curved In irimson convolution oiitlioplaliauof the parquet. Winding In nnd out with myriad hired Intertwining of their Koman Buarrs, kntcllug and holding their nets to Heaven ns If on tho lujkiul lor flying llsh, these Nc ipolltsu flsherfolk from the nppi r circles, squares, and triangles of Ice bouud Washington might In deed have been dark-eyed girls of Capri, nud picturesque lazzarunt or Nupios, for tho languoious giaio and 1101,114011 of their poses. Iho Illusion wasuimplelo mil you teltti slug mill Huctixnan Held- "Vly hoiiI lo day Is far away. Hailing tho Vcsiivlnn Hay." lint Ihc Ushers dually hauled In their nets, and Ihen camo the fclo of flowers. Mushing roses, crimson popples, wldc-iwako daisies, and purple pinnies, nil pcrsonntrd by slim little misses, llicni-i-eltes sweet, bud ting flowers of girlhood, grouped Inlotely parterres npon tho stign, while arount them hummed andhirrzed, Inulrlp-sof gold and brown, llioliuslost little bios thatctcr pltindeied n garden. The tiniest Utile lot of a Ipe, wh iscroly poly legs 1 wild scarcely k cp up Initio lour ot the flow ers, was led out by Professor Marwlj; to respond to the hmrly plaudits ot tlio audience. Now, however, tho heart quli kens and the blood bounds ns Iho pulsing llnobof the castanets falls sharp yit sott upon llio cnr.nnd two lluca of lithe nnd lightly swaying shapes deploy upon tlio Bceno It la Iho Spanlsii d nice; perhaps iho mosl grace fully sciliiellvo of them nil. Dark eyes softly Hash lug from heucnih Iho coquelllsh manllll.a, coy smiles from Iho fatal ambush of tlio fan, white arms glenmlng nuild Bhalowy folds of lace, It is n charm Ilk? wily Vivien's "of woven paces and waving hands," nnd there' Isn't n wise old Merlin III the Metropolitan Club who could have wllhslood II. Mozart's minuet music, audio nnd behold, led by Miss Walte and Mr. Acklcn, In broca led silks and powdered h ilr, hlgh-liceled Blioes nud clocked hose, Iho figures ot Hie last century reappear upon Ihc scene, to tread tho incisures dear to tho pcnwlggod Bonis of our rcspecicd gre it grand parents. Llko the pecra In "lolanlhe,"lt was all very "dignified nud H'jilcly," and we hive no doubt our ancestors enjoved It quite ns much ns Ihclr more rapid dc si end nils, the "racket" or can inn. On tho left was Miss Lou Dur.aui, whoso graceful dancing nud handsome appcarnnco charmed all eyes. Again a change, and the "Chlmea of Normandy" are 1 1 inglng out upon the fct crish air, and n sea or snowy npsiiul Hlreunlng rlbluns dashes upon Iho stage. In the Normandy, as In Iho Iloll md, Span ish, and Flower dances, It was somewhat rough upon tho girls thai "every lassie" did not "havo her lad itio." Hi those d lines, In fact, the male element vvns conspicuous by lis absence, but perhaps tho lack In pic luresqtieiiCBS and variety waa innro than supplied by llio gain in accuracy and graco. For llio male biped or tho human spec lesjrom soino uncxpl lined reason, does not tako kin liy 10 exhibiting his legs and kick ing up his heels even for Swcil Charity's sake, and his occasional attempts In tint direction aro never devoid ot 11 certain siiainc.faced self consciousness whieli i annnt but detract from the easy alxiiiilon ut tho fuirt eiwenilile. Ill Iho Indian dame, lioncvir, the male Kir inesscr. bo 10 rpeak, had his liinlugs, andiauieuut alrong lu paint nud wnr.whonp and grunlfl and feallicra. Most of the costumes In Hits splendid tableau nl satagiry vvira Iho rial thing, and llio mlmlu aborigines bo lite llko that from sheer force ot Hie Imagination many ladles In Iho audience wcro ( bet tied loiemil 10 the Ir mulling bottles, 1 lieu 10 a bright and 1 atehy polka air the Swedish lads nud lasses, In Jaunly peasant rig of black and yellow, camo skipping on llio boirds, Tlio boys kuelt and slipped lite resounding flior nud tho light-fooled damsels aiviing laughingly around llieiii. 'lutileau Hiieeieded tableau vrlin quick, ntss and precision, and the last dame but one ot the Ivlnucs was over. 'I lu re was n p mac of somewhat moro Imprcsslvo duration th 111 before. A burst of wild Gypsy tint ,10 Willi the mad Jingling of tambourines broke tho sib 111 e, aud 11 slnglo flgui c, sli ndcr, v. lllowy, repleto wlih graco In every lino and 111 iveiucnt, stood alone inthutasispaic. From head to loot she shone re splendent In black nnd scarlet mid gold, Intricate embroidery, glittering nilns, nud medals well worthy nl Uioi'uctu of "II Hie Gypsies. In the right and then Hie lilt sho danced wlih rhythmic, s)lph llko sup And Ihen, Ilka a prairie lire skirling Itiodrj grasscs,nlluoof rUino llko eotur lisped In amoimnt ull around Die eiiclrillug space, Ihu prelly Iloiuany queen was Miss Mary Dullerworlh, IhollnatifiUiiiowashcrwIllbiiidof Gltanl. All the splendor und be tut y that ht 1 gono bcfoit, si 1 uud us 11 lining to llih ni 1110 and (Umax of barluirlu bril liancy. 1 ho pooplu looked an I applauded llll both ejis nud arms wero weirv, nud Iho curiam de scended upon Hie aim 1st blinding- radiance of the nnaloof tho Klnnca. Iho total roeelpls uf iho Klriucs will be about iT,TcH) and the expenses about I I,3n0, Icat lug a prom tor llio llospnaloi about J,lou. 800IETY CHAT. I'lrii 1111 n New York Uurh, Nut iiiiik.Jaii VJ llio broko out mis alter 110011 on Ihu ('roiuwilllluuplerNo.il, North litter, and lu less Hiati an hour iho wholohtruitura and lis eonteuts wi re deutruyed. 1 ha Ifro was first sem lu a slue k of uittuu bales iu the unite otitic clock. Alongside the Plir liy thuljiiilsliua, which wasjiul ready to sail. On lliu other sldo w.ntiiu steaiuir ew(lrloulls llotli vessel weru low ud out loin Id H ream, '1 he p nweuge ra on the Louisiana wcro taken nit by isilbovvho vvcru prolcdlug Iho nun union workmen. 1 ho vesud'a upper J 'bier works wi ru lu nanus while tho iitsscmrers were beluir ni4nel down the sides She will bo ready to sill as huh as rep lira 1110 completed, 'Ihero vveio u balisul lotlou ou the dotk, besides a quantity ot tdhn freight 'llioliouglirauch pier caught lire several times Pier 10 011 iho north silo 1 si ape I with a seuiiclilng uud s 1 did Hie housed iiiiWesl slrcel, About twenty t reams ot water weru playing oil the llro leu mliiuiis uflir It broke out, one halt being from engine suit I the other hall from tho lire-boats uud steam lugs 011 the river. It wus reported that lliu urn was hi ulid by strikers, but the pollen deny litis. 'I ho police cslluiatu tho diuugu lo bo about loci.WD, Ituclni; nt New Orlnutm. NnwOuiKtNS, l.t.,Jau.VJ.-'liie weather to-day was dear und pleasant, nud there wus a good at tendance at Iho Louisiana Jeiekuy Club races, lite truck wus muddy. Hrsl race -sotiu-clghllit of a lulle.iluudy Andy won by iwu tenglhs, Little Joo seeoud, Cuthcart third. 'I Hue, l:3I)i. Sectond race six furlongs, bitter Mario won by Iwolinglhs, Hello seexiud, F.ntoy third, 'lime, 1;'J. 'Ilitril rueo Ouu inlle, Itevuko won by thrco ItuglluLbt. altulluu second, Probus third. 1 Hue, 1 iSJ.Si. I,at week marked tho cllmaclcrl) In tho uncial world. It was tho height of tho season. 'Iho most desirable pcoplo hi society wero engaged for every afternoon and evening, an I sometimes Iho promises wero In Itlpllutlo. Mrs. Cleveland was no exception lo tho rule. Sho absolutely had all sho umtl do to keep her engagements, and found great gratification and satisfaction In her sham of ttio pleasures 11 will bo remem bered lhat Mrs. Clevelnnd Is yontiE, not twenty four, lhls Is her very first season In metropoli tan society, nnd thus far sho really likes It. People havo been extremely kind lo her, Bho says, and kindness creates kindness In all her career thus tar, nnd In tho most dimciilt position a woman, voting or old, could Iio placed In, not a slnglo un kind criticism touelilngner has reached her ears or been openly made, lhls Ian fact unparalleled In social iiistorv, either hero or In Europe. Tho esrly dais nt (ueen Victoria's reign, front 1M7 till her marriage In tsiu, wcro full of iho most Unhappy even wretched dsvs, beoanso nt tho Ill tempered ir 11 Id, ins nf older women. Hut for nncc tho oldest and ugliest of Iho sex has fore tiorne, and tho radiant young woman who Is the ornament and light nt tltc Whlto Houso cujiys tho world bexnuse It loves her. It has been a very busy week for Mrs. Cleveland though. Monday, aflcrdlnlngat scveu, sho dressed, rode folly miles lullslilmoro by rail, then nearly a mlla In ncnrfhg.i, and then went directly Into the b ill-room, -vlltriiui the slightest opporlujilly Ifi II x tip or "primp" wliativcr that may mean. "No woman in4 very sure of herself could havo done such a thing," said Ihociiif'doriume whorcioiinlcd tho little Incident to llio riportir, "ror she was making her llml appearance In a st range rlly, ono noted lor tho clegsnco and tasto ot Its women, npon an occasion when Ihc ftrlslocjncy wcro sura to be on hand In furce. Will, I doll t bio how sno dared risk It. She not only did It, hut Bho was at knowledgcd tohotheinnatticauiltut woman present, lsn I that alrluraph foryoii?" Mrs Cleveland's costume on the occasion nibbled to, the Charily Hall nt llsltl mote, was it robo ot white Bilk, tlio main part of which was her wedding dress, somewhat t hanged an 1 adapted to the exigencies ot greater usage than It would rccelt eot a wedding. Sho was enthusi astic In her acknowledgment ot tho plessuro the visit gate her, nnd Iho charming people she met. Tuesday, nt her noon reception, Mrs. t'lcvc'nnd wore a dress of navy bluo Bilk nnd garnet velvet, the latter being employed tn make a panel In front. About her net k waHa hand of garnet velvet, nud her toilette was completed by n Jacket of ecru Hus- sian lace, vvuu nirs uicvcisuii was ucr menu, Miss stcrnburn. ot Hulfal , who Is ra ikltig n visit nt the White House. Wclnesday afternorm Mrs. Clcvetanddrnvo with Miss Stcrnhutg and Miss Kingston both ladies be ing her guests until nearly nve, and niter dinner she and the President, Iho two young Indies men Honed, with Colonel and Mrs Latnonl, went to Iho Urines. Tho National Theatre was lull even beyond standing room when llio Presidential parly entered. Mrs. Clcvilaud b gown was ot whllo silk worn iiign npon uie,ui( k, very piainiyinn'ie,nui tilling beautifully. It was ornamented with gold passementerie. 'Iho President's second ofllelai re ception was held Thursday evening. It was In honor nt Iho .ludli lary and Congress, an I was well attended, but liy no means crowded. 'Hie public, was spared tho too trniueut Bpeciaclc of women pushing and elbowing every ono In their paths 111 a manuer that Indicates Ihc presence of much physi cal strengt h but the total nbsenccof any ecni tnietit of rcllncincnt or good breeding Mrs. Clivilnnds dress ivns that worn Monday evening at tho Haiti moie Charily Hall. Itls nu rxtrimcly becoming one; the low cars tgo was covered with white ostrhh lips, tho front nud sides bclug trimmed with Ihc same material Vtrv much to the regret of nil her friends, Mrs Cleveland s delightful sociables on 'lucsday nud Ihursdny noons hav c been given up. They were Intended lo afford her nn opportunity ot seeing something ot the people sho knew hero, nnd to allow her friends and acquaintances to come nnd vlilt her a half hour twieo a week. Hut tho Iml littllol would not penult this, liroves and crowds ot women (for they were llio orfendcrs) buc had never seen would march In and stay till there was neither room nor npnorlunttv for nnv one else tn net near. It Is not a pleasant thing lo record, but the facts are precisely as slated. So they tatisei elx are given up, and one putilio reception a week will be given hereafter. Tho most elrgtnt pritato pirty ot the season was that given by the wife ot Senator Mcl'herson Monday night lo .Miss Dillon nud Miss Midlll. 1 here wero thirty five couples lo dancu the cotillon, which was led by Miss Mcdlll aud Dr. Itulh. of Ihc Navy. Ihc spacious rooms of the Iioubo opened up mostcnehniilliigly. Iho corners weie Illicit Willi great palms and the 1 tialra aud mantels vtcic heaped nilh the Mowers that were Bent to the young ladies of tholionecaud to tho hostess. Miss Mcdlll wore a ball dress of lulla covered Willi goiit bans aud poinegr mates. Ihc bodice was low nud sleeveless, and Bho woro a gold ueckla( 0 ot an Oriental pattern about her neck. MIsh Dillon nore a ball tin as of while tulle, spangled av llll silver nnd pesrls. Her parincrwas Mr. Harry lee Iteynolds, ncphowoflho Hon. W. W. Coreurau. Mlsa Mar garet Itliiino'H partner was Mr. Keep of Chhsgo. Alius Itlaluo woro 1,110 lull(. and carried a jrrcat bouquet ot vlolels nud lints of llio valley. Miss May McClelland, of New tork, Iho grand daughter ol Dr. Alexander MeCulinueh, ot New v.urk, wore white tu.lo nnd silver bangles. MIsh Harry, or New 1 ork, woro white tittle, braided with white ribbon. Mlssllecksher, of New .ork, wore white tulle, trimmed with lavender rlblmiiH. Miss Julia' stoekton avoio whllo mile, with Iho bodlio edged wllh violets. Mrs. Scoll 'lowusend was lu blue Inllo, Willi a Prlniiss'H ransom In Jewels upon her nick and arms Mrs Hill, who Is Iho liusiess of Miss lllaltte, wore a hcaiitttu! costume of pink silk, veiled In Valenciennes lace, nnd n spliudl I diamond necklace. Miss Phi lps wore ft losiunieot bluo tulle, edged Willi narrow blue ribbon. Miss Mulllu Mitchell, 11 simple Iml exquisite dress nf whllo tulle; Miss Wist, pink Inlle. Tho favors wero Prlmess of Wales plumes ot ostrich, iinndu llus.nrlirii tal ruses with rubber stems, lioiitounlers, pearl ncik senrlptus, 11c. Among Ihc guests wero Iho Misses (In en, llvm roll, W'a'lai h, Mc lorln I iniri, IliirroiiKhs, llirghmaiiiis, nnd How I md, Mr. and Mrs. Ilclyar, Col. bchuylcr Crosby, and mosl at Iho Diplomatic Corps. Somo of Iho Americans aro still having n good tlmo In London. I'anllti I'nlr says: "Ono of Iho pleasanlcst galhei Ings of New Year's Day was Mrs. Donald's, In Cidogan Place, where sho received her friends In tiuo American fashion. Musto was, ol course, well re'iireseiiled, and one or llio isiirprlstB'uf the p trly was it new song by Sir Arthur Sullit in, lo line sweet words by Mrs. Illouinlleld Moore, begin ning 'In waves tho inuslu rose and fcl'.' '1 hoBongls one of the most emotion il Mr Arthur has written since Ihu 'IaisI chord.' and will shortly be imhHshcd under llfb name ol 'For I'ver.' Mrs. Donalds, no cniupanlul by Sir Arthur, did both words nud music full justice at Ihclr Inaugural luiioduellouunNew iear a Day." Those who went eirly to the Chinese Minister's tialll liursday night probably stwtho handsomest Interior everprepared for such 1111 event In Wash ington. Alter the crowd arrived mere wns not a good chance to Bee Hie I'ffeet of I ho decor itlons. Hut wlu'ii Iho first guests weru arriving blcvyarl Castle was it verltablo Poire r of beauty, our premier florists, tho Smalls, uf Fourteenth street, who had charge nf the nor.il decor ttlous, oxce'led all Ihclr previous elTurls, for the edicts I hey produced weru magnlilcent. All tho mantels and every oilier avail able place weru banked with II itvcrs, uud the whole BldeotoneroomvvuHaiuaHsuf Ihueholeisiroses. 1 he drawing room, along Willi the palms' and plants, was also adorned with chub 0 ecramlia and ( urlos or llio Minister s prlvnto collietiou. Stewart Castle s ball room has always been famous as the llueat apart ment of Iho kind In tlicelly, liiui lo-nlglit It was so crowded lhat even In lhat largo room datulug could mil bo carried on Willi unutort until tale In Ihu cvenlug. llio illuiUK-room, wllh Its bc.iutliully decorated table, was all too small In contain the crowds that pressed Into It, Ail elaborate titppir was protlb'd thai Included lenuplu, ehainpague. salads, giiuie, lets, und con fee I Inns, mu puueli nud lemoundo wiro served from lublis In tho largo hall, 'llio prlvaio iiparlminu of Hie rieoiid floor weru usdl for 1 loak rooms, and llio whole building wus lighted ami thrown open. 'Iho Minister re iclvcd at the drawing room door. Ho wore a new pearl-e olored rube, Willi over blousootsky.blue silk, and 11 huge aulllnliu diamond ul gie.it vuliio glillend in Ihc trout of Ills black skull tap. 'Hie irowd wis Imuiiuse, and ihriu must Have been many iinln. tllid. 'lo 11 ime 111 iso piescul would ho to inuiiic ralo all the noted people lu sot lal und utile lal lite'. 'Iho 1 or respondent ol Iho New York llmtttl writes lhat Hie Chlueso Minister had Inleuded that Ids bull Bhoiilt bo a pleasant illtlounatrot about two hundred guests, "liy uniicst," ns might bo said, his list was Blrcti hed out IciHlx huudied,and evperls rslliiialed mat thero weru ne.uly tight hundred people In tlio house. 1 1lls, added toot lur retail ant tal iiiiisisll Ions uf HiOBttue kind, makis It tery icilalii that a reform will soon bo Hummed lu Wustilugluu s Hltly, and ulmlllaucn to lueepllous ami balls at iiillclulliuuscH and ligations will bo by card licreutler. Mr. William 11. '1 ian 1 a has for scvetalji ars been Ihoowncrof ahuuse liilhis 1 It), and Ihu ladles of his fitully hutu gtncrally fpent somo tune hero citiyBiuson, 'lliey had luuleniplaled luaVIng IliU llulr permaiKiil winter risldtiue, mil would lute bcni lure tills year fur the III si tluio us house kripcrshsdnol Ihu tailing heallliol Mr, Iritirs (oiupellul him logo Hi llinuu.l.i Instead, 'I lie iho lent wiektauiiellieHuliiewsihai he has grown so much worse lhat new sol liUdoutti may iuhiu be t . peeled. Mrs.'lravrrs vvasa daughlir ol Iho latu Ititirdy .loiinson, and has many rilailves lu W'ush. Ingtou und Alexandria as will as lu Hattlmuru. Mrs. Inter, who Is a dtughlernl Mr. Trattrs.uud seviralnllur iiiembers of Ihc fumlly sallc I from New 1 ork fur Herinud 1 011 1 hursday. 1 lie ev rrespoudeut ot a New Yoik Journal saja thelitlruslouut uulnvlled giiestanl huuscs lutbls ill) iceilved a proper rebuke ut Iho recent Satur day couicrlut llio I'rltl.h legation. 1 Julio a parly otlntrulers appro h hed MUs W ibl, Iho joiing husiios, who, hat lug been Irludlu thai wuynt pro vlousintirluimiieiits.as well it" on lhat ihuuhIou, iiultl pillciuiu eased tobea virtue, lu a polite and dU'ultled luiinnersall tolholulrti lers.wtlh tvlmiu alio was uintuiualhted, ".ou iiiust havo made it mistake; this Is a private ecuieort tor Invited fiitsta only. Gekklulle'inuoti," 'lliu party look the hint uin left. Mrs. II. M. Woilf. of "I'loverl 111 1." Fauuulor County, V,i , lus bee 11 itslilng rtlatltea In thUtlty u'ao ,tii it umii. Mr. an I tlrs J.iiuesU. I'ariie.ol '.114 Massioliu si'tis utouue. tiavo lasuot luvltutlons In a tea on Wtdiit aili), Irom 4 lu J, to incet their guest, Miss Wurilild. Miss Kslelle llrlghl.ol Wlliiilnglon, Del,, who hits beei vUlllug Mis Maine Owc-iis, of Wist Washing, ton, hits returned loner huiiio. MI.sFloieinoAiidcrrt.nl, ol llugerslowu, Md.la IhoguistotMra. Illchard Murgau, ut Wist W'asU-lllglull. Tho third cotillon of Iho Wcdii"sday F.vcnlng Club last week was lonsldernbty larger than tho preceding ones. The hall was handsomely decorated and Iho bower of palms on tho stage was particu larly effective. Iho collation nerved during the wholo evening was perfect of Its kind and the music by tho Marino Hani oxccllcnt. Mrao. Honaparte received Iho guests, the presentatlonsliclnginadoby tho president ol tho club, Mr. W. II. Slack. Lieut, Hotlgers, of tho Navy, ledthe cotillon, and tho Vir ginia reel, which was danced wllh greatnnnlmntlon, closed before 3 o'clock. Tho costumes wero among Iho f rishcst and handsomest seen this year. Among thnso present wero Colonel and Airs. Ilomparle, General and Mrs Sheridan, Mr. an I Mrs. David King, Miss .lanlo ltlggs, Mrs and the Mls-cn lleach, Mrs and Miss Audenrlcd, Mr. nnd Mrs Augustus C. lylcr, Mr. and Mme. Hentcrskjold, Mr. and Mrs. Diehard Davenport, Mr. and Mrn. Illchard Stnt kton, Mr, and Mrs. I titer, Mrs Mcl'herBon, Miss Dillon, Miss Medlll, Mrs. llllt, Miss Margaret lllalne, Mrs. Ilclyar, Mr. ond Mrs. Fred I'alne.l leulenant and Mrs. I mory. Lieutenant and Mrs. Logan, Miss Porter, Mrs. nnd Miss HnWell, Miss t.l7ln Patterson, Mtss Slonl, Miss Hanks. Mr. ami Mrs. Then. King, Miss Harry, M. Houslan, Count Sals, Mrs and Iho Misses linen, Mrs nnd Miss llorrowes, Mrs. TonBcnil, Miss HcckBhcr. Miss nriswold. Mrs. and Miss Dolph, Mrs. Wright, Count Llppo Wclssenfcldt, tho Misses West, Miss Mitchell, Mrs. Wasti. Ington. Mis lliildckopcr, Mrs. Warder, Mr. and Mrs. Kdwnrd Mct'nwler, Mr. and Mrs. Ichmsn, Miss Dmtge, Miss Itonth. Miss Hndl. lotl.Mr. nnd Mrs. ('. II. Poor, Mrs. Klndleberger, Mrs. Jewell, Miss Poor. Mrs. and Miss Inland, Ad miranipshiir. Miss Markoc, Coinmcutoro and Mrs. Harmony, Mrs Hush. Mr. and Mrs. OwcnScolr.Mr. and Mrs. Wyckllfto Preston, Miss Nathallo Ilerry, MIsh Myers, Miss Thnron, csptaln nnd Mrs. John Hogcrs, Mr. and Mrs. I'syson, Mrs and Mlssl litany, Count and Countess tialll, Itornn edwllr, tr. Jnnlsch.Mr. Dollose.Mr. Do strute, Dr. and Mrs O'ltellly, lieutenant and Mrs. Duvnll, Dr.nnd Mrs. Dickson, Commander and Mrs. Ijiary, Miss John on, Dr. nnd Mrs. Lorlng, tho Misses Caldwell, Senator Halo, Mlsa lirlng. Miss Macomb, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Vail, Mrs. William II. Slack. Com mander ami Mrs noir, Mr. snusirs. iiuniunn nrsu ley. Colonel and Mrs. Hlnnt, Mrs. Foster, Mrs F. II. Howe, Count Alvenslchcn, aud Mrs. Do Kovcn, nee Fnrwcll. Ihe ball on Thursday evening In tho Nationals Itlflts' Armory, given by tho Amaranth club to tiieir trlents, was a handsomo affair, lhls club was organised only a few months ngn, nnl lis members may well bo proud ot tho grand success they achieved In bringing together nuch a solcct gather ing nf prclty girls Iho members present were Misses Fisher, 1 owler, Gardner, Fletcher, Mnltlngly, illlh nnd May Miillan, Lucy nnd Dells Hammclt, Verger, Fish, Lushman, Williamson, acntman, Young, and Messrs. Davis, Myers, (Ircenwell, Frank and Howard Ileesldc, llleston. Howling, Tod I, Sei dell, Murray, Keene, Footc, Mlddlcton, I ewls. nnd Young. Among others present wero Mrs. Fish, Mrs Yeatinnn, Mrs Fisher, Mrs. Young, Misses Crnwcll and Kccteh, ot llxlilmorc; king, W'vllc, Shryock, Hcaman. Young, I Ibtilo nud Susie hills, Hlsnchonnd Maud I Ightloot, Gray, llacon, W hltc. Shutter, McCord, Miillan, Dickson, Ironsides, Slesrns, Houston, Mrs -Gllihs, llallle Fisher, Kecne, Hutlon, Ilulchinsun, Pour, Clarke, Mclntlro, W llson, of Camden; Collins, Kbby Newman, Hell. Cyphlcr, Jarlsn'.Shomo, llaininonil,Owens,Hoswcll,Ilolilngs wnrlh, Mrs Cisiiniis, nnd Messrs. Iluckharl. Manger, Jntin and W 111 Win, Dledel, Appleby, Field. Demar, Moore. Stokes. Domcr. Iloleler, Sessford, Cook, ( oekrell, Metrgcr. MiMurray. Sullivan, Hcliarf. Itcall, lomllsein, Woolen, Waniwtll, Wright, Sam lwls, Ijincasler, Murray, Mornn, Collamer, John aon, llaxtcr. Alirnms, HolIlngBworlh, Way, Latham, Smith, and Scarle, many others. Ihc marriage at I lent. J A.IIaynes.lhlrd Arlll Icry.ln Miss HcnrleUa Smith, daughter ot Capt. Iwls Smith, also of tho Third Artillery, will tske platolucBday allcrnoon, February 1, at 2 o'clock, miiin Wnatilntrton Unrrncks. Altera short recep tion tho young coupln will leave for New York, wucre tucy win pass tucir wc iuiuk tour. The Kntre-Nous German Club met at the residence ofMlsaMagglo Darnelllc, West Washington, last Friday evening. Among the members present were iho Misses Spring. Misses Darnelllc, Miss Cameron MIsH.larkaon. Miss Ilrvan. Miss Aslson, Miss Jones, Miss llurant. Misses (Irtnllli, Miss Smlthe, Miss Prcscott.and Messrs. Whiting, Cameron, Mac kail, Illrum Mllchcll. Johns, l)r Kennedy, (Ircenougb, Pciklns, Durant, Denlc, Taylor, Darnelllc, and Iluulcr. A pleasant surprlso puty was given to Miss Mamie Williams, daughter nf MaJ. L. P. Williams, oflrting street, near Seventh street road, lrlday evening. It proved a (.omplcle Btirprlsu to Miss tv titiums, ami a merry timo 10 inose iiresciu, smuug whoni were tho Mbses Hunt, Walson, Johnson, Sterling, Mat auley, Camnnck, Dolog, Jones, Pres cntt, lloge, nud Moore, and Missrs r-ehaelcr.Moore, llarncs, Hodges, stowcll, 1 bcl, I'rcscott, Davis, Gaiter, bicrnug, uogo, niueiien, lius, ami uuuu. MlssChrlsluiasnlll bo at homo on Mondays at 1114 Fourteenth street. Opera parties Becm to bo the prlucipal nttructlou Ihc uinilng week. Among iniuyolhcrfl, a box pirty will Iio given tho wlfo nnd d iiigtttcrs ot Itcprescnta tlvo J. (1. Cannon 'I liursday evening. Mra.Ciunon tuts Issued Invitations lor a tea at W'lllarda on (Wednesday, hebruary 2, Intro luclng her youngest daughter, Alaliet. Intltallotislolhe wet ling ut MlssCaro'luo Mor gan, daughter of the lato I). P. Morgan, to Mr. Itu dolph II, Kissel ore out. Iho ceremony Is to like place 1 humbiy, 1 ebrunry 10, nt St. John's Church. Alter tho ceremony .at Hit- chuieli there will bo a re lepllon from i:V until 5 o clock at Mrs. Morgan's resl Icnce on hcoll Circle Ou'lliurs lay evening last, nt tho residence of Iho brldu a .aunt, Mrs. M. It. Denmnii, of Newark, N. J , Mr. George MIsh Mullh.n ipular young clerk In Ihe Ofllco ot Iho Ailjiilant General, was married to M Iss Mary Cross Slctcns. A number of Irlcuds of Iho young couplo from Washlurlou and other points wero prtsenl and many telegrams mid letters of (un gralulullou wero rci cived by the groom. 'I ho prcs iiils. .tmong llieiu Buiiio choke icslimonlils from Mr. smtllis friends lu the War Department, were greatly admired. Mr. nnd Mrs Smith will bo at home nt 810 1 tveltlh strict. Airs llaywari! M. Hutchinson and Mrs. Hall havo Issued tarda fur February 1 and in, from J to 7 o'clock. Mrs Shcllabarger an I Miss Mary bhclluhargcr hato Issued "at homo" Hit nations fur Wednesday ct euing, I ebruary 2, ais o'clock, at 81 J Seventeenth street, '1 ho cotillon will bo danced at 9 o clock. Mrs. Will ir.l Warner held qulio a largo reception Friday last, nlher lioiiicou Massachusetts avenue, assisted by MissCiintleid. Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. It) me gavo 11 delightful tea at Ihclr quirlera at tho Soldiers' Homo losl Frl lay, tho 2.MI1 Instant, from 3 tor. P. XI. Tho diy was line an I man) people! at tiled Ihimaelves of thu beaiillful we ilher to take lhls pleasaul drive. Miss Sadie Loving, of Lovlngston, Vn , is visiting Iter brother, S. II. Isivlug, at mil Flgliteiuih street. MUs Hest, ut I'hiU lelplil.1, u vlslllug MM Hryau at lur houu ou Coiiueillcut uv cuue. Mrs. Augustus Tylers Inst Jauuary tea In tho Powell house, 011 I street, Wednesday, was unci of the most notable of tho season. Mrs. Col. Ludlow, Mrs. kluir. Mrs. Duvull. uud Miss lliulti weru nu duty lii tin) dining room, uud Mrs. Hit Cooke as sisted the hostess lu tho Uruwlug room. It was at tended h) nearly rtir) bodi lusiility, andunltcrsal regrtt was tell at Ihe tcriniuatloii ul ilicao clianiilug rcunlous. Tint prelly Miss llargous.ul Nciv Y'ork, who fur set cruise is ins Ins played such sad havoc wllh the hearts of Arm) and Navy men at Old Point Com fort, has surrendered In Linn. David Price. Flfih Artl'Iery, Bl illoncd at W est Point, as per aniiouiiied engagement. Ilia engagement f Mini Adelaide ratcllo Heach, ilaughterol tho I Ho Hon. lewis Hcaih.Coruwill on ihc-lludsoii, N. Y..to Dr. Hubert Iteyburu, Jr, of I his city, Is announced. Mrs. II, G. Gibson, thu charming wife or tho 1 om nia mlnnt at Wiishlugton llarrni ks, will hold her usual reception to morrow from 3 to u P, XI, A progresslvocuchreclubwascnterlulnedby Miss Sharer Fild ty et cnlng, at her residence on Twellili Btrcel, 'I ho prizes were both unlquo nud handsome. The king prizes wcro won by Miss Isuhrop and Dr. lllrdpll, progressive) prlr(H by Miss Hacou and Dr. lllilclle, nnd Iho booby by Miss Grnv und Mr. Mc dlll. 'I hosu present wcro Misses Mcodcmus, sini ster, Mi Cliesfcv. Noble, Gray, Jliiiieaiison, Clc. Iihnue, W llson, hlinb ill, Kiiiitirus, sicvens, W'yard, I'ontln. It u.iii. fliul llio Misses Al. liuglilln. and Messrs. Field, Hicdell, llrnnner, Itldello, Cooper, rumps, nuon, (Tinner, l.uucu, Miiiiu,Mi.aic'r,iioii. luson, Dr. Fr iiikcnlleM, Shuslcr, nud Shaw. A prelly ninsipierado party wiiB given nt tho rest, (lime of Mrs. It. K, Major, Ills It street, last Mond ly, Among Hie maskers were Mlnulo X.unlcr, ns Yum Yum; Mis, P. II, Hull, Nigrollrldu; May llcrens, TyrulesoGIrl; lllly Kesscl, Old laulylutho Shoo; Iltrtha lloyd.TaiuhuurluoGlrl: Mrs A. XI, I alniir, Gypsy i;ui(ii; Agnta lnrnll, 'lopsy; I'rmcts lliu k. 1'irslan (llrlt Hcssln la.wls. (Jiiccu of Mieb 1; Addle l'arker, Hail in Girl; Mrs, laiporle, Irish Woman; Mrs. Major, French I'liisaul; Ilia Lewis, (Ii nu in Girl; Maud Diitttui, Spanish Piliiuss; 1.17. ylu Flo)d, Spaulsli (tjpsy; Mrs. J.W. Pulton. .lap.iil iso Oiuen; Mrs. (', lliick. llishfii! llousekcepir; xirs.,ioliii Moral!, Matron; Mrs. Finery, Ilashfui Old Maul; Mrs, I), la wis, Foriunu '1 tiler: 'Hie. II, Hull, Pocjhoulua; .1, W Idle, Clown; J. W. Hiilloti, Irish Don ti) brook; P, P.. Major, Clown; Horsey Moruu Indian; A. M, painter, Mikadu; J. W. Dyer, lurk; ,1, Moran, Negro Dudu; Harry Mor in. Lone Pluliir 111111; Mr.Susil, Negro 'Iramp; Mr. boss, Sol Ikr: Alliu Moriii, Fuuev Hu to; Andrew lewis, Negro Wiiich; Mr. J. kilty, liruinnur Hiyf Hr. I airy, I'riissiin foidter; ('. Huik, Comlu Mlusiril; Mr, Ditld lewis, HulTili Hill; John Moruu, sr , king Henry ; J, liuiiy, llallau Organ (Irludir; Ilr. Mid 1I1 ion, pink ilomluii, 'Ihe iniulo was (urul.tiid by Prolesbor lliu k. Miss Ida S. II illlct.of II illlt Invillc, la high c.uinly. Pa ,1s visiting .Mr". .1. II. Alhilghl, ul her home, 11 it H sin el. Miss LauraS. Hiker. ul 1'iederUk County, I'd , Is on a visit to this 1 liy, and 3 slupplng fur Ihu present wllhbereoiislii.Mrs.lt. II. II. Cullcdge, 1121 I Ighlh Unit. Shewlll visit fricu Is In Georgetown before 1 el inning homo, Tliumariliguol Mr, Ariliur W, tertians 111 in Miss -klury suiitou Williams lakts plaeu lu St.Juhu'a Churih.Wist Washbiklou, 'lucsday evening next, at To clock, , Miss I'Mllli puck, u( 1313 Flint Blrcel.tvasthuro 1 Iplctit ol a surprise m tsqiicradu party i'rld ty even, lug, ut which many qiaint eusluiniH wiro worn. Among Iliuso presitit wire tho Misses llallle liuiipn, .Iciiulo HeiiUuii, Annie Major. Fiiiiiiti Hisilimf, sttepheril,'liioiiipsvin,Multti,Cruvvii,'loirtii)ii, Hlalr, vvooiiwaru, I'liiiups, uu 1 jfiirics, ami aiessrs. ihii Ion, Foyntiui, Thompson, 'laylor, Mntuse, Muorev Smiley, Mciiuis, need, joucs, iiuchuii, am New-man, Miss Dora Ktudlg has relumed Irom lilclimuiid, Vn , vvlicru she had been Hie guest of Miss Cei ilia Plzzltil, of tint ptacu It is iinderHloil that Mr kenllg and limlly will siloitly rt'iuituto liiiuis- BCU. MIsh Iteikla W'lllli in, a youugludy well kiiuwn In Wist Washington suclely, but who his b. in llvluglu I'rcde rlc k, Md , Is ihu guifcl fur somu wti ks olMlssNtlllu WllllaijiSgOii PbIiciI, Ou Friday ntlcrnoou, thu 4th proximo, Mrs lu Calla, wife ot Coiuiuaiider Mul'ulli, ot iheN.ivy, will have lliu ilrslul lur ul homes in Fibruury, al Ibilrbiuutllul rualdiuee, IWlvvcullelli street. Mrs John Sliermiii, thu wlfo of Scuator Sherman, villi hold lur usual Muuda) e'ViiiltiglieipllunlliU week, Mrs. Hello H. lluu Lot Ileulou, tho popular reader uud ilocuileiuUi, Is tuning her parcuu for u few weeks ut their rnWciue, No. toiA p street, Mrs Commoloro Greer nud Miss drier, No. '.ilia llll.ver Pino, luvu lisuel "it noma" curds fir haturd.ijs, Icbruar) A .md H. from J to 0 r .vi. On Thursday tho Cblnco Minister gavo n charm ing muslcnlo lo alwnt Ihreo hundred verbally Invited guests, nt tho Legation, (Stewart Casllo,) In cele bration or his birthday. A delicious supper was setveil, from whh h the stelne of last Tuesday wcto noticeably absent. Tho Informal hop at Washington Unrrncks last Frldty was ntlcnded by tho Misses Lyons, of lllch mnnd, who hat a been so greatly a Imbed in soelely lhls winter; Miss Mar Potts, Miss laMIa Johnson, Dr. Hcane, and Lieut. Mnycr.ot Iho Navy, and many others. Mrs. C. K. Dullon and Mlsa Dnlton, tho wllo and daughter of Capt. Dull in, of tho Ordnance Depart ment of tho Army, at 5113 n street, will glvun tea, from I tu I P. M., Friday, February 4. An cnloyntilo birthday parly was given by Mrs, Dillon, of SI 11 street northeast, lo her daughter, Miss Hesslo, last Thurs lay evening. A largo num ber of llio young lady a friends wcro present, among whom wero Missrs Heed, lllton, Nairn, lllhtis, Itntlibono, or Alexandria: Dunn, Ilrndtord, Hen nine, Hough, nnd Hatlcy. nnd Messrs. Mulllken, Heed, 1 eel, tf Merle, itrndlord, Thompson, llrown, Jones, and 1 1tibs. Miss Loomis, daughter "I Paymaster Lnomls, ot Iho Navy, is vlslllug Mrs. Payne, at !IIJ Massachu setts avenue. Miss HoaltaCrowclI.of Ilaltlniore, wllh Miss Klta olek,iltughterof Dr. Adclbert J. olck, president of tho Charcoal Artist Club, ot Hsltlmorc, Is vlsltlnj at Iho resldcnco of Asslslnnt llcglstcr ltos. A. Fish, 12ua irglnla avenue southwest. Tuesday is tho generally recognized Georgetown rctoptton day, though very few of tho ladles havo any special elar namod on their cards. Mrs. James II. Hopkins, Nn. 1141 Klgliteenlh slrect, who has not received hitherto lhls season, will bo at homo on Saturdays during February. Miss Polly Todd, nt Ncwhuryport, Mans , Is visit ing M rs W allnec, 421 Second street, lor a few weeks. A very cnjoyablo muslc-alo was given to his friends by HobcrtYeatman, 201 Tenth street south west, Tuesday evening, at which woro present Hon. belli I. Mllllken, of Maine, his daughter Maud and nteco Harriet; Hon. ltos. A. risti and wile, Hon. V. F. Swltzler. Judgo Thomas Holla day and daughter. Mr. Illackman, ut Lugland; Hr. K. H Klmnalland wife, S. II. I lllcbrldgo ami wife, Mrs. Dr. Taiklnglon, uee Y'calman,) Miss Annua Ytnlman, aud Messrs. Daniels, Kuechllng, nun leusc Mrs. Senator Duller, assisted by her two daugh ters, Miss Mtildruiv, of Mlaslxslppl, and Miss Shan non, of New York, was tho recipient ot n numer ous throng of ealiern Thurs lay last In tho red parlor nf tho Phhllt House. Among Ihoso tailing weronniccrs of tho Army and Navy, their wives nnd il iiiglilers, foreign ministers, and many ol hern 111 onielul lite. Mrs. miller's dress was black velvet, embroidered train, point d' ngnllle lace; ornaments, peirls 'Iho young ladlca assisting were becomingly attired. Mlsa Mary Vermilion, of Norfolk, Va.,ls visiting Mlsa Avle Harry, 121 C street southeast. Mrs. Ptnllne Hmulryx, tho venerable mother of lien. James A. W llllamson.of Iowa, died last Thurs day at his rcBidcuce, 1312 Connecticut avenue, and was burled yesterday at Dock Creek cemetery, since ho removed lo tills house a few years ago Gen. Williamson has been altllcled by the deaths ot his lieaiillful wile, a favorite and no less beautiful daughter, nnd his only grandchild. Just beforobe took It, Gen. Charles Klag die I mere,. Within a few weeks Mr hhcrrlll die I In tho Itiuse ou one side nud Mrs MeCcney In Ihe next house but one. In rail, tho vicinity ottho HrllHIl Legation has become noted tor Ihe number ot tuner a's it has witnessed, M4ss Cheney, of Near Hampshire, Is spclillng a short tlmo at Senator Hlnlr's Mm. nialr will be assisted Monday by Mlsa Frames E. tVlllanl. Miss Gordon, Miss Cheney, and other New Hampshire friends. Mrs. Horsey Chgctt, 1311 N street, will bo at homo on Mondays In February. Mrs. Henry Strong, 1"3.V I, slrect, will have with lur lu receiving W educsday, Mrs. Justtco Miller and Mrs. Judgo MacArthur. Misses Uurson and Sara llathbono gave a delight ful reception and il ntco at tho homo of the former In Alexandria lost Frl liy cvenlug. Among those present trout Wushlugtou were Misses Heed, t.ax ton. Stimuli, Fennlek, MacUrldc, Nalru, Dillon, Galbrallh,.anl llcnnlng, also Mrs. Hradford, who, chaperoned Iho parly, and Messrs. Tcel, Hradford, Clarence Latimer, Harry Latimer, Wesson, IaiMcHc, Uatca, lllbbs, King ltd, an I Murray. A unique cuchro p irly vvas given by Miss Schaef fer, at her homo 1111 Tweirth Btrcl, last Friday even ing. Among thne (ircsmt vvcro tho Mlascs Mo- Laiigtilln, W Us iu, slccttcsuey, Shuslcr, Nlcodemus, Donaldson, Noble, Clcpiiue, Gray, and Lothrop, and Messrs. Dcldcl, Field, Llltlo, Cooper, Shaw, Fraukenflelil. Cowcb. and bhustcr. Miss lyilhron ear- rledot Ihoklug I idles' prlro an I Mr. Heldei was the fortuuatu w Inner unung tho gentlemen. liy far tho most elaborate allcrnoon tea of tlio season was that given by the Misses Davis at their residence, ion K street, yesterday afternoon. The floral decorations surpassed anything ot the kind ever seen lu this eltv at a private reception. Tho stairway was a mass or putted palms, twining smllav, nnd vivid scarlit blossoms, leading up to a group of ian tropic 11 plains, niung 1110 landing rompieieiy. Kvery window and door was garlanded with fes toons ot diinty asiurigus vine, aud India rubber plants nnd pilnn lined tlio corners aud recesses. 1 he ecntcr-pleco of the hcatitmil table In the din-Ing-risim was composed of La France ruses bn lieddedlnsiullax, an I extended from Hie tablo to Iho chandelier, tapering thence to thu idling. Iho walls were demratid tvltti Indian relies tastefully entwined wltti ilnwira ot al! descriptions Cham pagne vvas served (11 ttie dining ru m. Kvcrr one pri'sint remarked upon tho elaborate Aural decora tions and cspctlally Iho nppcarancc or the table, whlih nasnrinaridlir Murg in, the loading citercr of Philadelphia. Washington has never witnessed t inoroBiiperoiiiicruooit reecpuou tusii mat given bvthe Misses Divls. Over Ihreo hundred pcoplo passed In and out of the house during the afternoon, .md llio Artnr ind Navv wero csnoi lallr well renro- Bcnteiband tho ladies from i-enatorial and Congress ional circles were numerous. Mr. ami Mrs. Horatio King entertained at their home ou II street yesterday afternoon about two hundred pcoplo, comprising miuyot thoso promi nent In social, diplomatic, and literary 1 Irclea. Among olhcra present vvcru Senator and Mrs. Dawca, Mrs. llolph, Miss Dolph nnl Mlsa Odeneal, Judgo Drake, Mrs Sweat, Mrs. Ware, Judgo nnd Mrs. Mao Arthur, Dr. Sunderland, Mr, and Mrs A. 8. HirncB, of New York; M. Koustan, Commissioner Colinau and wife. Professor. Mrs . nnd Miss Ncwcomb, Pro fessor Taylor and Miss Taylor. Mrs. Colo. Mrs. Laughton, Mr. nnd Mrs. Hu toltili Kaurrmann, Judgo Lander. Mr. nnd Mrs.S. II. Ivauffinann, tho Misses Nlniiuo, Professor (lillnudet, Mr. A. It. SpofTord, FrofesKor Masiin, Miss II. II. Juhnston, Mrs. Powell, .Mrs, Carlerand MissJudd, tho Misses Ilradlcy, Miss ieiug, ui iirooi..yu, uuu .ansa eisiuuru. At tho last Wednesday evening gcrman several people came without Inv nations. It Is a rule or the 1 tub that only those whose named nre npon tho cards of Imitation Bhull be a limited. Tills rulo will be strictly observed lu tho future. Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Towle, of L street, In vo an luf tnt son, who was burn last week. Mrs. Theodore Noycs Is now In Chicago, but later 111 tho season will Join her husband hero. Mrs. nnl MM Xlsck, of Twentieth steel, gavo Iho last of thslr Wednesdays In Jannary Frldij afternoon. The third Army and Nary eermin, to-morrow nlftht, will bo led bf ihn Secretary of the clnb, Llni, L. L. Kearney, ot the Navy. The matrhgtvof Mis, Han lal!, daughter ot the lion. Samuel J. llaodall, to Mr. Charles Calvert Lancaster, of the District bar, will take placo on February S, Ihe Itlgnt Her. Illshop Spalding, of Pcotla, III, coining on to perform Iho ceremony, which will take placo privately. Tho Invitations are Issued only tor tho reception, from 4 to 7 o'clock, at tho residence) of too bride's parents, 120 O atrttt southeast. Mr. and Mrs. John Drcxel.ot Phlla lclphls, spent a eoupln nf days last week with tho family of Marshal Wilson, and look away wllh them Mla Troth. i m Tho Nnolnl Cntflttilfir. There la n good deal going onhosldcn tho opera for lhls nVch. Soma erf tho fixed events aro as follows: ttnlbxt. Mrs. Gibson's dancing ret option at tho DnrraokJt. 1 hn Army and Navy Assembly and german. Mrs. nnd Iho Misses Tiffany, a gcrman. TUFSIItY. Wed ling of I lent, llnynes and Miss Smith, at Washington llarncks, 1 P.M. ....... .. ' Fergnson-W imams wcddlng.at St, John s Church, Georgetown, 7 P, M. Tito trail at Admiral Porter . wrtiNF-sniv. Mrs. William Millhcws laiy, I tod. Mrs. James G, Payne, I lo 7. Mrs. J (l. 1 snnon s tea to Introdoco her daughter. Mrs. llnti hlnson and Mrs-, Dell, tea. Iho bhcllab irger s rtt homo and german. Tiiuiistitr. Mrs. Wliltman'rtat home and gcrman. Hit tit V, Mrs HiHsellSolfrl.lgc'stct. Mrs t( Calla's tea. Mrs. Dnlton tea. StTtJItnAV. -. Thn Slocklon lea Commodoro an I Mrs. Greer's lea. NEWS POSTSCRIPT. A I rrrrn rciclvcd from tho homo of llcptcscnta tltoAlkcn.ofSoulh Carolina, reports bis condllloo as most discouraging. In December, ll, ho fell nnd Injured himself, bruising somo of tho small nerves of tho back. 'Iho Injury was aggravated by n similar necl tent In this city February 22. lw. Ho look to his lied lu March, 1WI, and has been con lined thero ever since, ttio nerves having become Inflamed nnd enlarged, causing Intenso Buffering. Ho wns treated for somo tlmo for sciatica. Ills doctors, Innconsultallon reccniiyncld, decided that, ho Is also sintering from a malignant tumor. But llltlo hopo la entertained of his recovery. smirrAnv Itsiiiioa-rhaa returned toWashlne Ion f rum a visit to Hoston. A writer In tho Chicago tribune, predicts that the wlfo ot hciiator-elcct Davis, of Minnesota, will ireato a sensation Hi Washington, as she Is the most beautiful woman ho has ever met. Tuesday night last Mr. II. 0. Osboru and MIbs Annie Ful'er were married nt the parsonage ot Iho II strict llapllst Churtli by tho Her. Hr. Fuunee. Ihero wero present only n few ol their Iniimatu friends. Iho bride of course looked charming lu a tratellngdrtssot bruwu brocada vclvitand bonnet tomiteh. Iho happy couple left 011 thutlo'clock express fur Hrooklyu, their future home. 1 ho second class of naval cadets gavo n gcrman nt the Nival Academy Friday night. It vvas led by Cadels Itellhaui, llayward, lltsselt, and Marble '1 ho dam 0 avis kepi up utilil II ociotk. Mcsdiutcs Farmer, Leuize, .Maiiin.aud llutchlus distributed mo tutors. Secretary Whitney given small dinner party io Mrs. August HumontiilGiasaUud Friday oeliiug, 1 he yiuiug ladlea of tlio N tval Academy havo or. gaulred a "li!o Club," which will hold weekly minings. Mr, W. W. Coreor 111 was In Halilvioru Friday and 1 ailed una number of his old friends. 1 hough In the eighty-ninth year of hUago,tneveuerablo plill tinthruphlst Is In excellent heallh nnd is bright nud t hctrlul us ever. Mr. Corcoran liuu tied at the Mer 1 hauls' ('lull with llio lion, Henry (I. Davis and Mr. W alii r II. HriKiU, presldcnl of tho club. Iho Misses Caldwell, wlmsa brllllaut social triumphs hero havo creitcl a sensailou, aro the e'rand dauclttcrs six gciicrations removed of Col. IbitierlCailer.vvho wus Iho scirclary uf Iho first king's I ouiu.il In Coliinlil Virginia, an I who re 1 tdv id a grant ol toil fur 1.1,000 aires through iho liiiiuencuui i.oru 1 airiax. 9 1 hu fane y drt ss b ill nnd reiepllun of llio pupils of Mrs rluraC. liiuiilsou'a Aiademy will laku place mi lilday ivcnmi: next at Iho National Utiles riuor) . 'Ihe pu plls hat 0 be 1 11 pr 11 lie lug diligently fir WL-cks.aud lliu programme will he nuc at Interest. ilia beautiful "llollaudaise," that attracted so iniuli applause al Iho late klriuts, will bu repeulid us a etiiiiplliiieut to Mrs. Donlcon, tv hu dcvuled u gesid dial of her spirullmu drilling the dsiutra. 'Ilierei will also bo act oral iilhir llaurea truin Ihu klriucs. bisldis oilier utw uud novel ours. Mr. an I Mrs. William Matthews la; will glvo a leu 011 W idnihday, fieuu I lu d, Mrs J. II. Whecler.of Hallliuuriviud Miss Myra I'uilir.eif New Yiuk,aru vUlllug Mrs.M, II. ILileh, ll)U suudeiUud Plait', Mrs. 1:111111.1 D, Htcry rtcclveson 'lliursdajs al l'3ei 1 siriet. 'IhOhieondtlluiur of Ihu Washington Art Club liukplaeont W'tlekcr's lust night, with a luarkM mil unco lu regard lo attendance mil enthusiasm from n,c Inllliliucctlug. II has takcua loug tlmo ti get tho uil-v.'orker" of W ushlngluu ptlultrs, kCiilptois,orlu whalevir lines ot art priHliietluti or erlllelsiu leigellicr Itiau urgiuualiou of thlstlur utle r, vvliit h stems lo bu ,1 matter ot courso In either cities. Hut Irom Iho iutirtst iiiuulfested In lltcsu icunloiislt may 1101V bo flirty riktudcil usuuueeoiu pllshe I fact. Aluulig ihu incluln ra of the ilub pres tut who Messrs. Jolitistou, Antrim, lliaton, Weil, llultues. I row no. Mellnc, Duubar, HoJgklus, Fatilanl, Mulihcws, Collin, e orutug, Maun, kraus kopf, Gill, uud Murdiek, After Ihu elluuir 11 num. lur of those pruciiluJJourucdio the ludlu of Mr. Wurriu Hrovvu, wheru song und lury tulveued the scciiotciu latour perhaps early hour. Mrs (Ml, W'hlliu in hus Issue luards fir nu "at liuiiiu" February 1. I10111U lo 14 ii'eloik, followed by a geriuuu ut Ihtriy couples, l:su. Miss ad lie Nlcvhletuiii, of 11 musboro', Md , U thu guest ul MUs snifcr,of Iweltili nieel. Dr. and Mrs. II, T, Muiriy, ut seventeenth street, gtvouihiulro parly oil 'I nun. lay iveulug In Mrs, Harry ('. Huers,cit Nc.v Yoik, .Ml, Dauauher. ot Hast W lUhliiglou. lias returned liuuioatlcr ii.uiluutnre'o luoulh amou friends lu l'eiim)lvaiua, Mr aad Mrs. Slice 1 Piuucbakir liato urrlvcd Iu I tbu city aud aro ut U'jl cvreorau street. THE AMERICAN WAR CLOUD. RnsllRti YVnr-Milr" C'nmlni; In Ihe Hprliic-ltelllcoso Itl lie. "Hemes-Alrtriri In New York. Ottawa, ost., Jan. 23. Tho government haa Just received assurances from tlio Imperial au thorities Hint men-of-war will bo despatched to tho inarlilmo provinces In tho Boring for tho purpose or co-operniiugwiin uanoinn cruisers in iho enforcement of tho fishery protective service. Tho promise of tho Kngllsh government creates) great satisfaction In oitlclal ilrclcs. A Cabinet Minister savs: "I havo come lo tho conclusion that American legislators, having gono no far, will never yield their consent tn tho appointment ot a commission. Gloucester fishermen will not venture Into our waters again in force, nnd next April will wit ness tho llrstfltart'lng ralllngoirinlhclrlrade. Two years hence the splendid Y nnkee fishing licet will bo a thing ot the past. Ut them resort to retaliation If Ihcy will, ond tho result will bo that that gsmo will work both ways. Portland, now n winter port of Canada, will decline, whllo Halifax, under tho new order ot things, will flourish. Civil war be tween the Eastern and Western States would follow the adoption of a retaliatory bill." New Y'okk, Jannary 23. Tho Prodiico Exchange members hold a special meeting to-day, when ad dresses wcro made advocating tho necessity of an Improvement In our hariior defenses. Desolations were adopted Betting forth that our coastwlso de fenses were nnl In a condition tn enpo with modern ordnance and armored war vessels, nnd tint any delay In meeting thin emergency was criminal negli gence, requesting Csngrcss to authorize tho ex penditure of finch sums nSBhouId In tho opinion of competent authorities placo tills harbor and all other Important seaiHirta Inastato of completo defense. It vvas also resolved to send a copy or thoresolntlonn to each of tho Senators nnd Itcprcsentatlvcs In Con gress, and reqnear that they urge Iramcdlato netlon by those liodte. It was slated at the meeting that It would tako tl25,ooo,(sni to make tho proposed Im provementB. THE GREAT COAL STRIKE. New C'onillcntlouN Threatened Se rtoli llesiiiIlM Already l'roilnceil- Nkw Y'oiik, Jan. 23. Thero seems to ho a strong probability that wllhln tho next twenty-four hours tho strike situation In lhls vicinity will bo complicated liy tho tying up ot almost every Bur- IIC0 rauroau 111 liiuciiy. iiunnicii in oaiit ,u uu III contemplation as an act ot moral support to tho striking Longshoremen aud coat-han Hers. Conductors on several of tho roads declared tills morning lhat tho tie-up was not only in coniempiauon, nut had been practically decided niKin. Great re sentment waa caused among tho drivers on a partic ular line this morning by nn order from the super intendent taking away their stools. Heretofore It has been customary for drivers to drive sitting down between Forty-forlh nnd Elghly-Blxth streets. 1 ho drivers said that every man on Iho road would strlko uuless llio stools were restored, Independent ot tho proposed movement to support tho 1ingshoremen. A meeting or t Iio employers ottho road avid bo held to night and the Btinls will be demanded from tho Bupcrlulcndent, If lie refuses to glvo them, tho ordtr tor the strike will he sent out. qiicllnsecdoll works, J. Dean A. Company, pro prietors, nt West Port Hfehmond, btatcn Island, wero closed to-day, throwing oyer one hundred men out of employmeut, owing to a scarcity ot coat. Tho Staten Island breweries are having their fuel carted over from llergen Point, N. J. 'Iho supply nt tho gts company is nearly exhausted, and tho lumpany will probably have to stop business In a few days. Jncspv Citv, N. J , Jan. 23 Tho protracted Btrlkeof Iho coal handlers and the consequent scar city of coil has thrown two hundred men nut of enip'oyincnt nt llio oil refineries In Constable Hook, which hive been obliged to shut down because ot failure lo get coil. '1 no situation In tho coal strlko nt Jersey Lily, Wcchuwkcu, and Port Johnson Is un insured. Mora men, It Is expected, will bo put at .Monday morning at W'cehawkcn. Tho coal supply Is rapidly growing less, and the companies havo de termined to make an effort to movo more cool next week. Nnv lliii'Kswii k, N. J., Jan. 23 sheriff Convery sworolu an additional pussoot loo deputies to-day. 1 hey will go to South Amboy Monday morning to prelect tho property ot tho Pennsylvania Itallroad. Tho strike has already cost tho county 112,000 In wages of deputies, aud there Is much complaint at the expenses. GENERAL FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE, Lo-wov, Jau. 23. Despatches from I'ckln con firm the Btitemeut lhat Port Hamilton hut been evacuated by Great llrltalu and restored to Corca, PiTKiiAti, l'nuwiA, Jan. 23. Princess Augusta Victoria, wlfo nt Prince William, eldest sonot tho Crown Prince, gave birth to a sou to-day. Sr. PKTEiisiuiKit, Jan. 23. Tho Journal tie Si. J'elet tlmn. commenting on luo nltltudoot Great Ilrltatn with respect to foreign affairs, as revealed by tho proceedings ut tho opeulugot Parliament, says it could not expect from the Marquis of Sails bury any sounder or more equltablQVlew ot Kussla's Inteulliius than that which ho condescended to mako In the House or Lords on Thursday. Lord liandoipn Churchill's statcmcni,tho.u!ii'fmlsays,woutdenahlo Itussia lu form uu opinion concerning Lord Salis bury's unswerving pacillo liollcv. Deferring to llulgarli, tlio Journal Bays It Is Im possible fur Itiiss'a lo treat with the regency. The negotiations between Hussla and the Porto may now cter, thn piper thinks, result in nu arruugement based ou ltusslv's programme ror Hie formation of a government lu llulgirut wllh which Hussla can Ireat, In any caso Ihu fact that Hussla has catered Into these negotiations relieves her ot responsibility for tho consequences of a prolongation uf the an archy lu Iliilgana. Wall Ntrect Yenlerilay. New Y'oiik. Jan. 23. Tlio opeulug was weak again, first prbes showing declines from last even ing's final quotations of from '. to '.' per cent, some llllle activity was displayed by Heading, ltlcli mond, and West Point, ht. Paul, nud Laku Shore, and after some few slight advances, the entire list gave way. '1 ho market bteume extremely dull with. Iho movement lu prices almost Imperceptible, but w hero 1 hanges lu quotations were established, t hey wcro almost luvarlibly in the direction ot lower figures. 'I ho market finally closed dull ami heavy, generally al the luwesl prices reached. Ihe net re sult nf tho day's business tan deelluo for almost everything 011 tho aitlvu list, although Manhattan, with a Iosh ofitf per cent., waa the only stock which ihovva a net deelluo uf mora than ', per cent. SI Our Nntlounl Opera Couipiiiiy. lliniMoitK, Jan. 23 "Martha" was presented Hits afternoon liy iho National Opera Company ut Iho Academy ot Music, to 11 fair house, Willi Mile. L'Alleuiand Initio role of lately Harriet. To-night -'Lohengrin" was snug to a houso packed front noor to celling, thero hiving been uuly standing room obtainable utliT Iho doors were opined, Mr. ('audi dus as laiheiigrtn aud Cornelia Van aniilen aa Otlrud wero roundly upplauded, und llioiullro opera waa rendered with a perfection or soug and acting rarely witnessed lu Ilaltlniore. Tin, TiaxiiHfsttiiiatiiriililii. Aisiin.Tkxvs, Jan. 23. Iho eighteenth ballot resulted Muey,H; llcigiu,.'ij; Ireland, 3a; bona, tor Hurgoss,;i, llio uiniiiiiiih uud twentieth Int. lotsstiow unimportant tlianges. Iho tweuty-first ballot re siillt d Maxey.Iel; Hiagau, to; Ireland, 34. A motion that Iho hen He. trlthdriw from Ihu Joint session was dcfcilid twice',' but 'prevailed thu ihird llnio bvono inijurlly. All adjournment wus lukm mull lOoiioekun Monday, ('uiletk' Hull ul AiiiiiipollH, Amuioi in, Mo ,.!au. 23. -Tlio semi annual ball ol natal 1.1,1,1s took idaeo to night, uud It waa I trge'y attended, many being Irom various Stales ol Hie Huliu. Alnongllio p.irllelpants wero Governor 1 luyd. ot Maryland, and wile, and MUs Purler, daughlir ul Fitz-Juhii Porter. Mi'Clollait'M Cliuractcr. (Now Prlucitoit Hcvlew.) Me lit llau was Ihe first to show appn elation of tho qualities ut his euiiules, 1 LU rupu 1 for Ills adver saries (an ctscutlal quality lu a great military coin maudir) was lu him Ihu result of old pergonal lull, mac lea with some nf thctu, but, Mill more, the result of n keen stusoof Justice Joined tu a mild armnesa of tharat ter and temperance of spirit; and In sctllug aiiexumplo lu lilts to others hu accomplishes) a brilliant strukuoliHilloy ho prepared Ihu Army ut Ihu I'olouiao lo uppreelatu Grant's generosity al Appiiuiltiix I'outt House. Ills military bearing brealhed a spirit ul frankness, benevolence, uul llliiu.t.". Ills look was piercing, his vulio wus gentle, tho word of etnuiuaud ilear an I dtilulte, UU ttniper equable. Ills cnmuragtuient vvuu alutcul .uiiciloiiale, his reprlniuud couched In linns of tier leu tiollit news. Discreel, us a military or political 1 bid sliou'd be, bo wus alow lu beslovvlug cuutl deucet but, oiuu given, It vvas never withdrawn, lltuiaolf pcrfcetlyluyalto Ida friends, hu knew huw tu Inspire utiu is Willi uu absolute devotion, Wotllllu'f. Ilolel Sllicli. (Judge.) "What arc you going to glvo papat"aktd Mrs. Hiowu. "Nolhltig," said lltllu Johnny, laconically. "Whutmeuuboj)ou are; fur uuiut,'' ehWod hUiuolUer. "No, I ain't, ma," pleaded tho enjanl ttnLUe, "Pa doesn't expect anything," "Why, of course, liedoe,"iiJiculatedMr. llrown, "W li H put such uu I lea In your head 7" "Why." ti turned llltlo Juhuuy,"l heard tiliu tell Mr, Mcrrltt 110 was Jum gulug to liaug up kin walcli." tt l J 1r1 (4. , k -, '!