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THE WASBINGTON TIMES, SDNDAT, STOVEMBEIt 18, IS94.
V The Washington TimBS fEVEET IUT IK THE TEABJ OWNED AND ISSUED Bt The Washincjton Times Company TIMES BUILDING. E0U7HWEST CORKER 1NHSYLYAXI1. ATEKCE .1KD TENTH" STREEt Telephone Editor!! Booms, 483. Business OQce. 837. rrice, Dally Edition One Cent Sunday Edition Three Cents. By the month.... ...... .Thirty-are Cents. TVASHINGTON, D..C, NOVEMBER 18, 1894. Booming, Steadily Booming. THE TIMES Grows Day by Day. Watch It. 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 be inevitable. 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 platform. 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 way. .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 be continued. 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 been rumored. 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 woman. 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 the stable. 0 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. a What will the President do with that strike commission report? 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 Colorado women. 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 onian article. 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 fair sex. 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. G. P. 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 present day. 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 cent past. 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 of Parliament. 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 Mrs. Brown. 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 horse show. 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. - as V 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 presont. 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 Germantown. 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. Nasknr. 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 Church. 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 case." 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 order. . 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 club. 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. 317,50 TO-MORROW AND TUESDAY ONLY. A Superb Mahogany 'or Walnut Cabinet Grand Upright PIANO 3 pedal triple strung immense tone rich and sympathetic in its quality a veritable bargain 10 Per 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. 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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 ble. ' 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. 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