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THE WASBINGTON TIMES, SDNDAT, STOVEMBEIt 18, IS94.
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TVASHINGTON, D..C, NOVEMBER 18, 1894.
Grows Day by Day.
THE LONG BBIDGE NUISANCE.
Once more the attention of Congress and
of the people of "Washington is invited to the
danger threatening the city from tho Long
Bridge. 3Ij. Davis, who has charge of the
Potomac improvement, states in his annual
report to Gon. Casey that by reason of tho
faulty construction of the piers under the
bridge over the Virginia channol not only is
tho area for a discharge of freshet water lim
ited, but in case of an ice gorge the overflow
of the water front and of the lower part of the
city through back water in the sewers would
The Long Bridge has always been more or
less of a auisnnee to "Washington. Its faulty
construction has boon always a source of com
plaint. So far as its appearance is concornod
it has been an eyesore since the very first day
it was bailt. AH these conditions have be
come intensittod since Washington ha9 be
come a modern city, and the time is rapidly
approaching when demand will be made for a
structure that shall bear favorable compari
sons with tne bridges which afford entrance
to other great cities, both in the United
States and in other countries.
This, however, is in the future. Bight now J
the people living in Southwest "Washington, the
merchants along the south side of Ponnsyvania
avenue, and those on Louisiana avenue,
west of Ninth street, are in constant danger
from a freshet. Major Davis says in his ro
port that Ain the ovent of a freshet occurring
while the river is full of Ice the most serious
results are to be apprehended, and such a
contingency is not aH unlikely." Gen. Casey,
referring to Major Davis' report in his own
report to Congress, says: "In event of a
freshet occurring when tho Potomac Biver is
full of iee great damage is to be expected."
In the absence of that structure which the
future must bring, the present one ought to
l'f put in such shape that oven though it re
ii.ain6 m nuisance to the eye, it shall cease to
lx- such in less aesthetic but more practical re-j-pectb.
Coa gross ought to compel the rail
road company, which is under certain obliga
tions in this matter, to do its duty, or else let
tLe government re-enter into possession of
the bridge, as it may do under the act of
June 31, 1ST, and make suoh changes as will
remove all danger to property.
THE LECTUBE PLATFOBM.
Those who have the habit of lauding other
days and the old times frequently lament the
decadence of the lecture platform, with what
particular reason we do not know, unless It
b" that the lecturers of now are not the lec
turers of then. This last was inevitable, if
the course of time be permitted to go on, but
as to the matter of decadence, is there not
possible room for difference of opinion?
Let an observer of current intellectual
activities and diversions note, for example,
the popularity of the lecture platform in this
U wn, where cu ltured men and women
abound, and where means of culture of every
kind are eagerly sought after. Scarcely an
issue of a daily paper does not contain an
nouncement of lectures here or lectures
there, on a great rariety of topics and by
persons eminently worth hearing. Art,
science, literature, religion, and politics find
their exponents on the lecture platform, and
audience through the spoken word.
There is a charm intho living voice that
will last as long as the voice remains. Cold
lines of type or phonographic reproductions
cannot roplaco the delight of hearing from the
lips of a personality the record of an experience
or the advoeacj' of creed and doctrino. Me
chanical presentation falls far below the per
gonal, and we need not fear that where thero
is power and charm to command a hearing,
there will ever be lack of hearers.
It is really a happy state of affairs that tho
lecture is so much in vogue as a form of di
version and instruction. Who can estimato
the sum total influence of this winter's lec
tures for the public good? Social statistics
on this point would demonstrate anew the
large power and widepopulnrityof tholocture
THE SOLID SOUTH.
Beportsare current that among the legisla
tion to he enacted by the Bepublicans when
they are'again in power will be something
akin to the force bill, something in the nature
of the Federal election laws rocontly wiped
, from the statute book. Nothing of the sort,
of course, will be attempted during the Fifty
fourth Congress, for the political complexion
of the Senate is not so overwhelmingly Bo
publican as to give such a measure assurance
of passage, and oven if it were it would come
to naught in tho "White House.
Ail suoh predictions, therefore, must have
reference to a time when both the legislative
and executive departments of the govern
ment would bo controlled by tho Bepubli
cans. But at whatever time and under any con
ditions it Is extremely doubtful if the Bepub
hcon leaders that is, those who arc not
biindou by violent partisanship and sectional
prejudice would consent to commit the
j.arty to such a course. It has been tho cher
ished hope of tho Bopublican party to "break
the solid South," and if thero is one thing
that would surely solidify it, it is just such
legislation as that referred to
The South is disintegrating politically. It
Jg no longer eolid to-day. But for the legisla
tion of the reconstruction period and its so-'i
quels, tho brenking-up process would have
been advanced much further than it is, for
with tho cessation of slavery and the advent
of-new industrial and commercial conditions
the theretofore existing solidarity had to glvo
.New interests were created; the South
reached out into new fields; with rejuvenated
strength it entered into industrial competition
with tho North, and already has succeeded in
Wresting supremacy from tho latter in some
important particulars. These new and con
stantly Increasing and diversifying interests
give nso to new political conceptions, and it
isty the force of these that the disintegration
of the solid South has been begun and must
The political division of tho people of tho
South upon economic issues is as certain a3
tho rising and setting of the sun, if no reac
tionary force is employed to stay the process.
Such force the Bepublicans could and would
supply by attempting legislation such as has
HOME BTJLE DEVELOPED.
There are, it appears, some people in East
"Washington who object to the appointmont of
a man from West Washington to take chargo
of the branch post-ofneo in that locality.
Evidently the education of East Washing
ton people in the principles of homo rule has
aot boon neglected. In this instauco they
have carried the home rule principle one de
gree farther than its customary application
they hnve constructed a home rule wheel
within the larger whool of homo rule. Post
master Willett. they arguo, having been ap
pointed by reason of residence in Washing
ton, his assistants should be appointed with
respect to their residence in the localities
which they serve. This is the home rulo idea
pure and simple.
Mr. Willett, when he made the East Wash
ington appointment, was evidently unac
quainted with the refinement of tho home
rule idea which has been developed in the
eastern section of the town.
We should bo glad to have the Turks try
to massacre a few Japanese.
The saddest result of the election is the
other candidate for an office contested by a
The nervous man on the Fourth of July is
very similar to the Democrat on Thanksgiv
ing. It appears that Gen. James Clarkson has
taken that Allison dark-horse boom back to
Theee are still some few conflicts between
the fool killer and the insane asylum over
the custodianship of the man who insists on
paying outlandish election bets.
Chicago had better cease straining her cen
sus accounts and put her municipal treasury
in such-a condition that its emptiness will
cause no more bread riots.
Yellow is said to be a bold color, Mr.
Carlisle, and gold certainly has very little re
serve about it.
What will the President do with that strike
The Wind- City is already clamoring for a
fight between the new -steamship St. Louis
and the maa-'o-war Chicago.
Fsoai the men's fashions at the horse show
as displayed in New York papers we are led
to the unavoidable conclusion that there are
donkeys there, too.
We respectfully submit a new cluo to the
Denver detectives. The strangler may be
none other than "Waite taking his rovenge on
Evert true American who reads the dis
patches from Bulgaria feels a hankering
after Turkish blood.
If the esteemed W. C. T. TJ. wants to make
itself thoroughly unpopular it will proceed
to censure Mrs. Cleveland.
Natoleos's hair sold for high prlce3 at
auction. It is to bo feared that tho relio
market will be overstocked with the Peffe'r
Theke is danger that the reform movement
in New York will end in a little municipal
despotism with the mayor at the head.
The woman is still a strong favorite at the
New York horse show, and f he horse is a very
long shot. v
Miss Willaiid wants women policemen in
New York. Has she considered that she is
advocating tho patronage of saloons by the
HONORS FOR PARKUURST.
Dr. Parkhurst for once in his life must bo
supremely happy. Boston Globe.
The moral element is the strength of tho
whole movement, said Dr. Parkhurst. He
was right. SyracnbO Herald.
Dr. Parkhurst deserves tho honor ppid him
by the Union League, but it is hard to imagine
him as a clubman. Boston Journal.
It looks as if the Bev. Dr. Parkhurst would
have to hire an amanuensis to supply the de
mand for his autograph. Boston Herald.
Men have criticised Dr. Pnrkhurst's meth
ods, but he has shown himself an earnest,
sincere clergyman, who loved the city in which
ho lived, and was ready tomake any sacrifice
to purge it of the thieves and scoundrels who
had grown rich on vice and blackmail. All
honor to him. Baltimore American.
The defeat of Tammany is overwhelming
and it is 'duo to Dr. Parkhurst. His success
but impresses anew tho fact that when the
moral sente of a community is appealed to
and sentiment is once aroused tho victory will
always be on the side of morality and truth.
In this truism lies the great strength of the
nation. Men grow careless. They allow
themselves to be cheated and dominated for
a time. They are slow to anger, but thoy
will always vote right when the crucial test
comes. Philadelphia Inquirer.
TO F .
If an artist, I would paint her,
And tho tinting would bo quainter
And more delicate and fainter
Than any flower that grows.
If a sculptor, I would mold nor,
In the image, I have told her;
Fair and artless wo'd behold her.
Perfect as tho budding rose.
If a minstrel, I would greet her
With n song whoso rippling meter
Would be clearer and far sweeter
Than of any brook that flows.
But the angels now above her
Must extol tho beauties of her,
I, who am unlit to love her.
Would prof ano such charms as those.
SOCIAL SAYINGS AND DOINGS.
Tho fact that tho President attended tho
ceremonies hold at tho Eussian legation on
the 9th instant in memory of tho late Czar, i
Alexander III, marks the first occasion that a
President of the United States durinc his
teftn of office has in his ofllelal capuclty
entered a foreign legation, seems altogether
to have escaped public comment or notice.
It is a well-known fact that the President,
uover'accepts any invitation either to dinnor
or a reception at a foreign legation and that
throughout the term of his office as Chief'
Magistrate of tho United States ho never
upon any occasion enters tho doors of a lega
tion. Tho reason for this is, however, by no
means so generally known, and theraforo in
this conection it will be of interest to state
that it is because in so doing ho is conform
ing to one ot tho unwritten laws of tho
Constitution. As the legations in Wash
ington nro eaoh under the flag of tho coun
tries represented, they virtually, for tho time
being, represent the foreign countries them
selves, into which, for the four years indi
cated, the President is prescribed by tradition
precedent from entering.
That President Cleveland riiado an excep
tion to this rulo on tho 9th instant was duo to
tho fact that for the time boing tho Bussian
legation represented a ohurch in which the
memorial services for the Czar were bold. As
there Ib not in Washington n Greek Church,
and as to omit for this reason tho services
that were held, would have been looked upon
by tho Bussian government as sufficient
grounds for a recall of their minister, the le
gation was made to do duty as a cnapei.
This is not, however, tho first time that the
Bussian legation has been pressed into tho
service of holy orders, as singularly enough
the previous occasion was upon the death of
the father of the late Czar. Alexander II. At
fha; time the legation was fituutcd in tho
bouse on Connecticut avenue, directly in tho
rear of the large house on tho corner of Con
necticut avenue and K street, in which for
the past dozen years the legation was subse
quently settled. At that tlmo the minister in
chargo was Bartholeml, and the legation
throughout was drapod in mourning, and
memorial services held in tho presence of the
cabinet ministers and tho diplomatic corps.
To those services held in that house in mem
ory of Alexander II, inoro than a passing in
terest attached, at the time, inasmuch as
added to the sorrow of tho minister in charge
for the end of the ruler of tho Bussians,
thero was supposed to mingle tho genuine
grief of kinship. Rumors to tho effect that
Bartholemi was a natural son of tho Czar
were current throughout societyat that time,
and as no one has arisen in authority to con
tradict those ruiLors since then tho impres
sion to this effect generally prevails to tho
In regard to President Cleveland's action in
attending tho services pi tho 9th instant at
the Bussian legation, it "would have been a
grave discourtesy for him to have remuinod
away upon 6uch an occasion; therefore, re
garding the legation for tho time being as a
church, the Executive of tho great United
States of America went to pay tho last sad
tribute of respect to tho memory of Russia's
dead Czar. Among the especially in vited guests
nt the recent memorial services to tho Czar
was Hon. John W. Foster, to whom tho in
vitation was extended on account of las
having been minister to Bnssla during tho
lifetime of Czar Alexander IL
To bo a woman in Washington society at
the present time and have no interest or" ac
tive participation in the oicycie craze is
deliberately to count one's self out of tho
swim. It is the fancy of tho hour and has
taken hold or tho fashionable world with such
foroe that the pros and cons of adopting tho
Tuxedo suits aro now being discussed with
all the ardor of an international nffair involv
ing the welfare of nations. The craze was
first started among tho Washingtonlnns dur
ing tho past summer whilo they were saunter
ing through the time at New London, Nar
ragansott) nud Newport. At those places the
teachertcame regularly from New York sev
eral times a week and so successfully inocu
lated tho Washington contingnnt that the
cycling epidemic has actually been brought
back tpthe city, and at present rages at fever
heat. Every ae. apparently, irrespective of
age or avoirdupois, is going in for bicycling,
and at tho establishment where tho lessons
are given one can witness the funniest sights
imaginable in this respect. Last spring
somo of the moro advanced spirits Regan
their lessons in bicycling and not
content with exercising at the school, made
up parties and after dnrk adjourned to tho
White Lot and cut pigeon wings and all man
ner of unlooked-for evolutions upon the wheel
and bit the dust of the broad driveways times
innumerable. Thero were great larks, how
ever, and as no accident of any great moment
occurred tho after-dark excursions on tho bi
cycle were kept up. Now the present rage
for bicycling alms at greater things than rid
ing in the White Lot alter dark. It has takun
n far greater hold upon society than tho wise
acres could ever have foreseen, and the out
como of tho present rage for cycling menus
that as soon as proficiency in the art -is at
tained Connecticut avenue is to be the graud
promenade on which the devotees of the wheel
will disport themselves on br'ght afternoons.
Among thoso who have already attained
somewhat of a degree of proficiency aro Mrs.
Gordon McKay, Mrs. John Rodgers, Mrs. Rob
ert Fitch Shepard, Mrs. Yiele, Mrs. Toor.Mrs.
William May, tho MissesWallaoh, the Misses
Hoy, MissPatterson. and Miss Shorrill. With
auch patronage as this, inaugurated in Wash
ington under the most exclusively fashionable
patronage, bicycling from this time forth is a
go. It camo once before, hovered for somo
timo on tho horizon of tho great mass of tho
people, and then vanished. This time it has
come to stay.
Golf is another fad of tho hour that has
invaded the precincts of upper tondom In
Washington society, and, entering the strong
hold, has come to stay. The golf links, over
and above which tho fashionable world will
disport itself from this time henceforth, is
sltuatod near Fort Myer. They have been
put in excellent condition, and, with a grand
flourish of-society's trumpets, the popularity
of the game Is to be noised abroad. Mr.
Fraser, formerly of New York, and for tho
past three or fcur years a resident of Wash
ington, has been elected president of the golf
club. The tocsin has been sounded, tho piper
is about to play, and all society that can, by
hook or orook, be included in the golf club,
will shortly begin to dance. Literally, this
phase of tho,question is to take place, as Mrs.
Fraser has announced to friends her intention
to give in tho very near future an entertain
ment intended to open tho golf club festivi
ties. The ball thus set in motion will need
no added Impetus to roll straight through the
gateway ot success. Whether or not the en
tertainment ib to bo given in tho splendid now
house on the corner of B and Twentieth
6treots complated lastBeason by Mr. and Mrs.
Eraser is not determined. It is possiblo that
tho golf links may bo the eceno of the festivi
ties. In that event tho world of society will
drive over the Aqueduct Bridge, with jingling
harness and the smartest showing of liveried
attendants and cockaded coachmen.
The latest developments in tho Divonne-Au-denreid
caso are eagerly looted for by soci
ety, and thq tidbits in this connection are
fallen upon and devoured with avidity. Tho
latest the very latest in tho case is to tho
effect that Mrs. Audenroid has made an offer
to the Countess Divonne to allow her from
this time forth nn incomo of $8,000 a year
upon the condition that, accompanied by her
titled husband, three children, three maids,
one valet and seventeen trunks, she shakes
the dust of Washington from her feet and
from this time forth adjures a residence in
America. This generous offer of S8.000 a year
has, however, been promptly and decisively
declined on tho part of the countess, who pre
fers to remain in Washington with the collat
eral referred to rather than to bind horself to
a permanent tarrying in foreign lands. Be
causo of her intimate knowledge of tho fas
cinations of European capitals, the countess
has a decided fondness for this manner of
life, and by no means is to bo taken to indi
cate that she is willing to give up her native
land, with all tho allurements she so well
knows that pertain thereto. The sum offered
is by no menns to be sneezed at. in tho ordi
nary sense of tho word, but in the present
Instance it is evidently not sufficient to ac
complish the object desired by tho much en
during almoner of tho Divonne coffers that
apparently aro constructed upon the princi
ple of a bottomless pit.
'Count Divonne i3 at latest accounts loom-
Ing up in an entirely difiorent character to
that Ih which ho has heretofore been de
picted. Ho doclares that so far from stating
at nny timo to nny person any intention of
depositing his wife, together with her throe
children, three nurses, and seventeen trunks
uron tho doorstop of his motb9r-In-law, ho
would work for their support at whatever
offered. Failing all else, he declares that ho.
tho titled scion of the houso of Divonne, will
'drive a trolley car." Just how this feat is
to be managed docs not soem very clear to
those to whom he makes the fervent declara
tion, but having mado it ho doubtless has a
count's Intention of standing by his word.
If the countess peislsts in her intention of ro
fuslng to accept tho proffered 88,000 and tho
count keops up his end of tho line with equal
earnestness, it looks as though Washington
society Is going to have somo even more sen
sational phases of the case in tho future than
have served to thrill it to the core in tho re
Jestico and Mrs. Fuller are in Now YorK.
Their household is likely to bo enlivened this
winter witn the presence oi a numDer oi tueir
gradchildren, as Mrs. Aubrey, who formerly
made her home in Chicago, is now at their
residence in this city with her young family
and will spend the season. Mrs. Manning,
their third daughter, has entirely rocovered
her health and has gono to Chicago, where
she is now comfortably settled for tho winter
in apartments. Miss Katherino Fuller, who
will make her debut this season, is looking
forward to again going abroad in January for
a stay of considerable length, so that her
taste of the pleasures of Washington society
is likely to be brief.
The marriage of Miss Kate McKim, daugh
ter of Rov. Dr. McKim, to Mr. Ratbbono, of
England, will tuko placo at noon on tho 5th
of December in Epiphany Church. Mr. Bath
bono will take his brido to make her future
home in Colorado Springs, Col., whore ho has
been for a number of years past. Thogroom
olect is a son off Hon. Mr. Bathbono, member
Gen. and Mrs. Perry havo as their guest
Mrs. Gordon, of Savannah, Ga., who came to
Washington on rolito to attend tho meeting of
tho Daughters of tho American Revolution.
Mrs. Gordon is the mother of Mrs. Wayne
Parker, whoso husband has been elected to
Congress in Now Jersey.
Mrs. Robert McKeo has left Elkins, West
Yirginia, where she has been visitiug ox-Sec-rotary
und Mrs. Elkins, and is now in Indian
apolis with ex-President Harrison. After
Thanksgiving, Mrs. McKeo will join her hus
band In New York, and it is possible lator iu
tho season will como to Washington for a
visit to friends.
Miss Pitts, of Detroit, is visiting Justice and
Paymaster Wilson, U. S. A., has leased for
tlie season the house No. 918 Nineteenth
street. Mr. and Mrs. Alox Legaro have spent
the week in New York, in order to nttend the
Gen. and Mrs. John Mooro will leave the
city in a'few days for a Southern trip, to re
main away until the middle of December, by
which time their house on Sixteenth street
will have been completely disinfected, tho
walls scraped, papered, and decorated, the
carpets reuioved'and every possiblo precau
tion taken to do away with tho slightest
possiblo danger of contagion. Since the re
moval from the house of their butler, as soon
as tho physician in chargo declared him to be
suffering with smallpox, the premises havo
been fumigatod daily and nothing loft undone
for the sanitary condition of the house. Gn.
uud Mrs Moore havo been in constunt receipt
of notes nnd lettors from thoir friends ex
pressing sympathy for their isolated con
dition, but while these havo been appreciated
in their trouble it has been impossible for
rpplies to bo sent on account of the contagion
that might possibly result therefrom.
Mrs. Norman &. Liebor will go abroad in
January to join her daughtPrs, who are now
m Paris. They will spend the wintor in tho
French capital, and in tho spring, nftor a
visit to Switzerland, will travel on tho con
tinent until October, when a return will be
mado to this country. Dr. Franois Lieber is
now in Yienna taking a special course of
study at tho leading hospital and will remain
abroad for a year. Mr. William Liebor has
gono to Philadelphia to accept a position and
will not be in Washington this season.
Miss Buggies, daughter of Gen. Buggle3,
who mado her debut under such happy au
spices last season, has undertaken a special
course of Btudy this year at Columbian Col
lege with a view to fitting herself to enter ono
of tho large colleges in the North.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clifford Barney will
entertain, during tho coming week, nt their
home, In this city, the celebrated Dutch artist,
Yoss, who has rocentljr-completed a portrait
of Mrs. Barney. At present this is at the
Woman's Loan Exhibit in Njw York, and
from there T? to be sent to the Paris Exhibi
tion. Mrs. Barney has painted a portrait of
Mr. Yoss, who spent the past summer at Bar
Harbor, where he painted eight largo por
traits of tho leading fashionable women, and
before leaving this couutry will execute a
number of other orders then given him. Mr.
Yoss is a Royal Academician. Mr. Barnay
will go to Dresden in January to join his
daughter. Miss Nathalie, who is at present
thoro with her governess and will travel until
June, when they will return to this country
and go direct to Bar Harbor. Miss Alice
Barney ha3 almost entirely recovered her
health and will spend the winter in Washing
ton with her mother.
Ex-Secretary and Mrj. Elkins will remain
at their homo in West Yirginia until after
Thanksgiving when they will go to New York
for the winter. They have as their guesU at
present Lieut, nnd Mrs. R. M. G. Brown, who
will not return to Washington until the Is: of
December. Mrs. Brown has been there for
somo time past, and was joined there early in
tho week by her husband, whose health is a
cause of considerable anxiety to the family at
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davis and Miss Graco
Davis will remain until after Thanksgiving
with ox-Secretary and 3Irs. Elkin6 iu West
Yirginia and will then go to Baltimore where
they will spend the wintor at the Rennert
Hotel. Miss Davis made a short visit to
Washington during the oarly part of the week,
but has now returned to West Yirginia.
Miss Jessie Howard, the second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Howard, will come to '
Washington early in December to spend tho
winter with hor aunts, tho Misses Biggs, at
their residence on I street.
Baroness von Overbeck, with her oldest
son, Baron von Overbeck, is now in Wash
ington and will spend tho winter here with
her mother, Mrs. Madeline Ylnton Dahlgren.
As the baroness is in mourning for tho death
of her husband Hhe will take no part in tho
winter's gnieties. Her youngest son is in
Germany and will not como to this country
during the present wintor.
Miss BeasioEdes, oldest daughter of the late
Lieut. BenjaminLongEdes, will be among the
attractive debutantes of tho present season.
Miss Edes from her personnl attractions and
family connections is likely to havo a full
share of tho pleasures of Washington society
and to tasto the enjoyments of belleship.
Gen. Park and family havo returned to
their home on Lafayette Square, after having
spent the autumn at their country placo, near
Bev. William A. Naskerj jr., of Callicoon,
N. Yr., and Miss Catherine Sanders, ot Ba
cine, Wis., wero married November 14 at St.
James' Church, in this city, the officiating
clergyman being Bev. J. W. Clarke, assisted
by the father of tho groom, Bev. W. A.
Cards aro out announcing tho marrlngo of
Miss Katherine A. Croghan to Luko J. Kear
ney, which will tako placo Wednesday morn
ing, November 28, at 9 o'clock, at Trinity
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cissel havo returned
from their wedding trip and aro residing at
No. 1615 Thirty-first street.
A very pretty party took piano at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Mesa, No. 32 K
street northwest. Friday evening, it being tho
eighteenth anniversary of their daughter's
birthday. The dining room was tastefully
DR. SHADE'S DISCOVERY
For Consumption Investigation Re
vealing the "Truth.
A Young Man Saved from the Dread Disease
Took Treatment in Time.
The Times reporter finds, as further prog
ress is made in the investigation of Dr.
Shade's discovery for consumption, that many
persons put off taking treatment until tho dis
ease has a firm hold upon tho vitals of Its vic
tim, and until they nro in tho second or third
stages of consumption. This is mostly the
fault of the family physician, who has been
possibly making light of the suggestion of
his patient that "consumption may he devel
oping." The physician is too apt to say, "Oh,
no; you have only a alight bronchial trouble,"
or thoy will say, "Ob. no; that blood didn't
como from your lungs, etc." In this way
thousands are deceived until they find they
aro doomed to a premature grave.
The young man referred to in this Inter
view consulted Dr. Shade in time to arrest
tho developing process that Invariably results
in consumption. Ho was found to bo in tho
incipient stage, when. Dr. Shade says, "tho
disease yields readily to treatment." So
many people put off consulting a roliablo
specialist until they havo one foot in tho
grave already. Then if they do not yiold to
treutmont their friends suy with one ac
cord, "that doctor can't cure consumption; I
told you so." But if, instead, tho consump
tive is snatched from the jaws of death, as it
wero. by the blessing of God upon the
means used, then they say with one accord
ngalu, "ho did not have consumption; I told
you so." Read what this enterprising young
basiness man has to say about what was done
for him. L. B. Branson is one of the rising
young men of tho District, and is connected
with tho Metropolitan Life Insurance Com
pany. In an interview yesterday ho
said to mo: "I had been coughing
more or loss and in a run down condition
for tho last year. Tho catarrh and
bronchial trouble reduced mo In flesh and
strongth aud I was as languid and tired of a
momiug a3 when I retired at night. I often
felt tired of life in the condition I was in
when I consultod Dr. Shade, 1232 Fourteenth
street, last summer. But after several weeks'
treatment I began improving and now I am
well in every respect. 3Iy morninn conirh
and expoctorntloa has vanished. Instead ot
weighing 128 pounds, when I began treat
ment, I now weigh 145 pounds aud gaining
daily. I must say that I am feeling better
now for a month or so than I have for a year
past. I don't feel tired any more and rest
well at night. v I was of the opinion that I
was going into decline or something far
worse consumption which I am satisfied
was tho case. I am, however,-well to-day
and feel llkd nnothor man. Of course I praise
"the bridge that carried me over safely," and I
shall always feel grateful to Dr. Shade for
tho valuable services he rendered in my
Mr. Branson resides at 927 Ninth street
northwest and is willing to be interviewed
when off duty. J. W. B.
decorated in chrysanthemums. After refresh
ments wero served, dancing was the principal
feature of the evening. Among those present
were Misses Eva Buttaloff, Cella Moloy, Sadie
Walsh, Sadie Sakernau, Mabel Mallery, Fan
nie Resulhul, Cora Noyes and others, and
Messrs. Sol. Pollock, of Philadelphia, Pa., E.
T. Lynch, Ed. Aaton, David Lacy, E. Sart
myer, Abe Breslaw, jr., Louis Mason, er. and
jr., and many others.
Tne 102d regular meeting of the National
Geocraphic Socletv was held last nlcht at the
Cosmos Club, Gen. A.W. Greeiy presiding..
Dr. Lafayette C. .Loomis read a highly inter
esting and instructive paper, his subject be
ing "Tho origin and conformation of the
upper Alpine passes.
After explaining the topographic and geo
logic fnaturcs of that portion of the Alpine
range considered is his paper, Dr. Loomis
carried bin delighted audience up and down
the valleys and gorges of the Swiss Alps, ex
plaining, In a most satisfactory manner, the
system of mountain building as carried on by
chilly glacier nnd churning cataracts. Care
fully considering the present configuration of
the Alps and the mediums through which
thoy wire affected, Dr. Loomi3 said, among
other things: "We think it fairly deductable
that in the early Alpine age, Central
Europe was a vast plateau at the
height of 4,000 to 6,000 feet above
tha lino of frost; that, as if the gods of the
upper world resented this attempt of earth to
penetrate the heavens, they set upon an end
less warfare through wind and tempest, snow,
frost, and thunderbolt to bring to naught this
upheaved intrusion; that whilst the less en
during rock of the middle portion yielded
and was worn away, the sternor strata of tho
northern edge waged more successful resist
ance, peak" on peak still standing snow
capped and defiant; whilst tho great southorn
ridge held unim peached Its warlike front,
scathed indeed, but proud-spirited and un
broken, and seeming to say with Macbeth,
'Lay on, Macduff.'
"But when these tumultuous ages had
come to an end, and the glaciers had crept
back to their timid eyries amid tho very
mountain tops, and the tempestuous torrents
had hushed their hoarse war orys to the
sweet laughter of peace, mother earth, with
loving and tender hand, through the mantle
of a matchless sublimity over every cloud
capped peak, every spreading snow-field,
and every threatening gorge, and veiled with
the beauty of Paradise every smiling valley
and stream, every emerald lako and misty
waterfall, and fanned to a consuming fervor
the Switzers' unconquerable patriotism."
Mrs. Florence C. George, national treas
urer of the Ladies of tho Grand Army,
opened her parlors at the Harrison, corner
Third and G streets northwest, Friday even
ing, tho 16th instant, for the entertaiument of
U. S. Grant Circle, of this city. About fifty
were present and enjoyed a delightful even
ing. Added to the social features was a sub
stantial remembrance from each guest for
soldiers' families who are in need. A largo
amount of groceries were turned over to Mrs.
Colin A. Sneader, chairman ot tho relief com
mittee, who is doing a grand work for tho
The Bethel Literary and Historical Associa
tion will begin its regular weekly literary ex
ercises next Tuesday evening a't the Metropol
itan A. M. E. Church, M street, between Fif
teenth and Sixteenth streets northwest. The
paper upon this occasion will bo by Hon.
Frederick Douglass, subject: "The Origin and
History of the Institution of Slavery."
The Potomao Literary Club held its regu
lar monthly meeting on Tuesday evening last
at tho residence of Mrs. M. J. Tully, No.
1003 1 street northwest, with Dr. D. S. Lamb,
tho president, in the chair, and was very
largely attended. During the business meet
inc several new members wero added to the
The oxercises commenced with a piano solo
by Mrs. S. H. Jacobaon, after which DrW. A.
Croffut read a most interesting sketch en
titled "A winter trip to tho tropics," being a
trip to tho Island of Bermuda, and it is safo to
suy that every person present got more infor
mation concerning tho island, its inhabitants,
its products, its make-up, and everything of
Interest pertaining to it than they ever heard
before inhll their lives, and Dr. Croffut re
ceived a very hearty vote of thanks for his
entertaining and-lnstructivo narrative. After
a brief recess the exercises were continued by
u piano solo by Miss Sadio Mason, a song anil
encore by Miss Wade, accompanied by Miss
Carrie Kidwell, two excellent recitations by
MIss Lizzio J. Magie, and a song by Miss
Blanche Bueckert, accompanied by Mrs. Haz
zard. A recitation by Dr. E. A. Duncan, entitled
"Parrhasius," followed by an encore, "With
ering Leaves;" tenor solo by Prof, Pearman,
of London, "Tho Star of Bethlehem," and Tor
an encoro "Come Into the Garden, Maud,"
Miss Lulu Facius playing the accompani
ments. The exorcises concluded with a very
impressive select reading, which was encored,
by Mr. Duncan C. Haywood, of North Caro
lina. Among those present were noticed Gen.i
John S. McCalmont, Mr. and Mrs. Walter I.
Rich. Mrs. Olivia Brlggs. Mr. and Mrs. John
P. Lothrop, Mrs. Chas. E. Loves, Mrs. C. W.
A Superb Mahogany 'or Walnut Cabinet
3 pedal triple strung immense tone rich
and sympathetic in its quality a veritable bargain
Don't miss this special inducement.
We are going to build, you know, and must
sell out our stock irrespective of cost.
F. Droop & Sons,
Steinway Piano Warerooms,
Cunningham, Miss Chambers, of Harper's
Ferry. W. Ta.. Mrs. L. A. Brandeburg. Mr. N.
N. McCullough, Mis'? Mary C. Bennett, Mrs.
Geo. A. Sheehan, Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Croffut,
Miss Josle L. Nichols. Mrs. Dr. James H.
Reay and friends, Prof. IL Grant Barnwell,
Hon. and Mrs. B. W. Fenwick. Mrs. Dr. W.
W. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Boyce,
Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. B.
A. Phillips, Miss Ward, Dr. and Mrs. D. S.
Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Jacobson, Mrs. M.
A. Naylor, Dr. L. B. Klemm. Miss Lulu
Facius. Prof. Pearman, Mis3 Carrie Kidwell,
MIS3 Wade.E. J. Pullman, Mrs. H. S. Eoyn
ton, William C. Stlerlln, Miss Lizzie J. Magie,
Mas. Lou von Entress, Mis Josio von En
tress, Mrs. Chauncey HIckox, Mis3 Maria
Hlckox, Mrs. J. C. Maxwell, Mis3 Flora
Vassy, Mrs. N. H. Sterns. Miss Sterns, Mr.
and Mrs. B. Chambers, Mrs. Alexander E.
Beall, Miss Blanche Beall, Mrs. E. S. Maddux,
Bloomington.IlI.;Miss M. Mattle Stickell,
Mr. Foster Jansey, Miss Ella Johnson. Mrs.
James H. Irwin and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J.
OrvilleJohnson.Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kefanner,
W. Moulthrop, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Helen M.
Fisher, Mrs. John L. Norris, Dr. and Mrs.
N. A. Strait, Goorge A. Whltford. Miss Eva
Whitford, Miss Sadie Ma3on, Mr. and Mrs.
F. O'Donoghue, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Teia
ter, Mr. George A. Bacon. Mrs. Prof. J. F.
Bueckert, Miss Blanche Rueckert, Mra. Haz
zard, George C. Gwynne, Dr. and Mrs.
George W. Sanderlin, Mrs. Mary T. Haywood,
Miss Haywood. Mr. D. C. Haywood. Mra.
Dr. John A. Daley, Miss Esputa, Miss Mor
gan, Miss Emma Brown. Mr. and Mrs. H. T.
Colton. Mrs. Lulu E. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs.
William Hutchinson, Miss M. BIngley.Dr.
nnd Mrs. C. A. von Hartleben, Mrs. J. L.
McCreery, Miss Flora McCreery, Mr. and
Mra. O. A. Metcalf, Mr. and Mrs. S. . Hall,
Dr. O. H. Machinek, Miss R. F. Kercheval.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron L. Beid, Mrs. J. Frew
Stewart, Prof. Charles Davis, Mra. Dora T.
Yoorhis, Mis3 Delia Tune and Miss Nettle
Much Interest is being manifested in the
art loan exhibition to be given In G. A. B.
Hall from the 10th to the loth of December
for tho benefit of the Eastern Dispensary.
The best local artists will contribute their
works. Among them are Mr. and Mrs. M. J.
Fisher. Messrs. Max Weyl, E. F. Andrews, E.
C. Messer. H. Hobart Nichols. Carl Weller.
A. G. Heaton, R. N. Brooke, Parker Mann,
Wells Sawyer. Emil Meyer, Edwin Lamasnre,
jr., Eobert Hinckley. H. K. Viol, Mr. Mc
Donald, and Misses Curtis. Huson. Fanny
Burke, Juliet Thompson, Catharine Critchcr,
Marrietta Minnegerode. Ella Simms, and
Bertha Hanson. The entertainment is in
charge of the lady managers, Mrs. Georgiette
Chamberlain, president; Mis. C. C. Lancas
ter, treasurer, and Mrs. L. Elliott, secretary,
assisted by tho board of directors, who are
using their best efforts to make the exhibition
a success. Ihe Eatsern Dispensary, which is
located near the Capitol building, supplies
the immediate medical needs of all who can
not do it for themselves, and is a charity
which every citizen should support.
NEWSY AND PERSONAL
Wheel theft has succeeded horse stealing as
the unforgiveable crime in Texas.
Scott Clay killed his cousin. W. H. Mo
Masters, in Glen Flora, Wis., by accident
Both were hunting deer at tho time, though
it was close season. Clay may be fined by
tho game wardens after his acquittal on tho
charge of murder.
Twenty-four men and women wero baptized
in the Solomon River in Kansas last Sunday.
They were all ready last summer, but had to
wait fcr the river to rise.
William McKinley White, of Ashland, Ky.,
was born on election night of a mother sixty
nine years old.
A movement to secure locks and dams for
tho Cumberland Elver has a good deal in its
favor. Here is a natural waterwny needing
bet little improvement to bo always naviga
Georgo Alpsley, a young Englishman, died
at Windsor, Ont., Thursday of pneumonia.
Before death he gave the name of a titled
family in England, of which he said ho was
the only son, but had been a black sheep. He
had been in every quarter ot tho globe, and
was a composer of music of considerable
To quell rising excitement, Charles Mc
Namee, George Ynnderbilt's representative at
Ashevillo, wishes it to bo understood that
thoro is no mongoose on the Yanderbilt estate
nor is one expected.
Major Elijah W. Halford has been elected
president ot the Omaha Y. M. C. A. Major
Halford is paymaster for tho Department of
the Platte, U. S. A.
Gen. Miles has received the order from the
War Department assigning him to the Depart
ment of the East, and will leave Chicago today.
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