The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, October 01, 1891, Image 4

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    IN THE LOBBIES.
PEOPLE A Y It Til IMS AX THE
door or coxvitMsa.
A sat Clara-TUe. Backiton ia ta Crrl
dr LluliM af tha DoorSMpena-Taa
Old Soldier With Mo Hand! Wka Car
rta Cirdi With Dostcrlty-Paa-ea Wha
Bops to Heeoiua Otul M
Special WashlnetCB Letter.
Years ago the lobbies of the Senate
were swept and garnished. The appla
women and cigar vendors were turned
out, and the precincts reduced to order
and dignity befitting the place.
Now the House seems likely to follow
suit Speaker Reed has issued an edict
that the huckster within the House wing
shall scatter and depart And there is
much cosBternation among these long
tolerated parasites. Yesterday every
member that stepped out of the House
was instantly seized upon by one of the
humble servitors and tearfully implored
to "promise" something; probably that
he would try to assuage the virtuous
wrath of Reed. The photograph men
and the cake and apple women were ex
cited and solicitous about their future.
The most interesting specimens of hu
manity are the liack numbers that are
still to be seen In these old familiar
places. The card man at the door.
"Aunt Clara" at her notion stand in the
corridor just off the dome, old "Aunt
Hannah, the apple woman, and Mrs.
and Mr. Patrick Callahan, with their
milk and pie, stand in ths basement
Promptly at 12 o'clock old Hannah comes
trudging into the House corridor with
hc-r basket of red and yellow apples,
carrying her little footstool, on which
she seats herself in one of the window
casements.
Old "Aunt Clara" looks exactly as she
did 25 years ago whou slie first came to
Washington. She was once a prosper
ous millinery merchant in New Orleans,
although her history runs farther back
tlian that She is a French woman, who
in her youth, it is said, was remarkably
beautiful. One of the most famous
American statesman conceived a passion
for her, and for many years she enjoyed
his fullest confidence and friendship.
The war cost her her little fortune in
New Orleans, and she came to Washing
ton somewhat nmsettled in mind. She
used to go into the Senate gallery and
wave a small silk flag, making wild ex
pressions of delight whenever a strong
Union siech was made, Charles Sum
ner became her friend and secured for
her the privilege of keeping a stand in
one of the Senate corridors. From there,
a few years later, she was moved over
jnto the corridor just oil the dome on the
House side, where she is now "on nee
dles and pins," she declares. She 1ms
rMPORTCSINO A MEMBER.
made a handsome living from her sale of
notions and has educated her son and
daughter as well as they would have
been had they been the children of a
millionaire. The boy was sent to Yale
College and is now living in Europe.
Aunt Clara's name is not Clara, and
probably there is no one in Washington
who knows exactly what it is or what
her antecedents were. She seems to be
as familiar with the German as with the
French language.
The pages in Congress are always an
interesting lot of boys. The older ones
are as bright, shrewd, and well informed
as boys can be. The fresh ones are in
teresting because of their freshness and
their burning desire to learn all the tricks
and ways of their older comrades. The
fact that several public men, including
Senator Gorman, of Maryland, Dick
Townsend', of Illinois, and the multi
millionaire, Congressman Scott, of Penn
sylvania, were at one time pages seems
to fire the breast of every boy who gets
an appointment with the notion that
some time he, too, may become famous
and come hack to take a seat in one house
or the other as a statesman. Their fa
vorite caper is to draw off in a bunch
and go through the forms of a mock
House or Senate. They show remark
able fairness in the distribution of hon
ors, and the best politician and smartest
boy is generally elected Speaker. Every
fellow in turn is given a chance to make
a speech, and the previous question is
not moved until after all have had a fair
chance.
The young Websters and Clays ges
ture, gesticulate, stride up and down,
rant, and make the old chamber ring
with their youthful speeches. Now it is
the postal telegraph, another time the
surplus, and again the tariff that engages
their attention. Some of their speeches
are very well made, and would do credit
to Congressmen of the real sort Alto
gether the life of a page of the Senate or
House is pleasant and instructive. They
learn to be gentlemanly, quick, snrewa,
and well informed. It is counted quite
a prise among people well-to-do to have
their boys put on. the roll as pages for a
winter or two, simply for the lake of ex
perience. Taw Manna of oconeese- Baauncau
i a man baa heU the posusm
faoss of
Us
Tim sank of sM rang any ef the wen
at Cat Boose for the to sW wteaa rf a
Is a tuiaaaaotni am Far
sa star vetr-tm
there are 1B saw faces in the
, and it (is a very aright man who can re
! member them all at the end of a week's
' sernoe. Besides this, all the old mem-
j bers have shifted their seats and are scat
tered about the chamber, so that they
jean not be quickly placed. But the
j doorkeeper must know them all, and so
must the official reporters recognize them
the instant they rise to their feet
It is curious to learn what sort of men
seek the position of doorkeeper. For
many years at one of the doors of the
House gallery there stood a man who
had been a major general is the United
Eta Us Army. At another deor was an
old colonel. Men piomiment in State
politics, editors, lawyers, and merchants
seek these places. Not infrequent!
they are men of more than ordinary in
fuence at home, and some of tbein are
the best confidants of public men. All
of them, of course, are active politicians,
and are necessary to the Congressmen
who give them their places. ' A.I the re-
A BOCbK DOOEKEEPEIU
serve gallery of the House there standi
this session, where he has stood for IE
years. Sergeant Decker, the man with nc
hands. He lost his left arm and right
hand at Gettysburg, but for all this he it
one of the moat eft' :ient doortenders. He
has a mechanical contrivance buckled on
to the stump of his arm, by which he can
take a card as well as any of his com
rades. Frank B. Carpenter.
THK AKT OF INTERVIEWING.
General Ploll'i Flmt Interview Ia Hardly
a 8'ucciMiBoftWel! as an Interviewer.
The life of James Boawell was a series
of interviews, and if interviewers ever
have their patron saint he ought to be
beatified for the office. In his time in
terviewing did not openly avow itself as
such. It was performed under difficul
ties which will make the present prac
titioners of the art smile. General Pa-
oli, of Corsica, who little knew that he
was the proto-martyr of the interview
ing persecution, described the process to
Fannie Burney in terms which we may
be allowed to quote here in order te show
to its present professors how rude the art
was in Us first beginnings and how vast
the progress is which has since been
made: "He (Doswell) came to my coun
try, and he fetched me some letters of
recommending him, but I was in the bc
fief that he might be an impostor, and I
supposed in my mind that he was an
espy, for I look away from hkn and in a
moment I look to him again, and I be
hold his tablets. Oh! he was to the work
of writing down all I say. Indeed I was
angry. But soon I discover he was no
impostor and no espy, and I only to find
mvself the monster he has come to dis
cern." The interviewing reporter, or
special correspondent, as we believe we
ought to call him for the class stands
very much on its dignity, and corre
spondent is a very different sort of a per
son from a reporter now presents him
self quite at his ease, note book and pen
cil in hand, when the pencil is not be
tween his teeth, and sets about his work
openly and with elaborate arrangement
Saturday Review.
A Sad Calamity.
He held her lissome, lithe, and supple form
Pressed close against his throbbing heaving
brent,
Which did Its dally throbbing underneath
A brand new, snow-while nlnety-elgut-cent
vest
She laid her bonny, curly, golden head
In playful mood upon that vest so whit.
And swore that she, forever and a day.
n ould love mm and suck by mm, come what
might
Next morning, when he looked at bis new vest
He vowed he'd have no more to do with girls j
He had to par Sing High Ling fifty cent
1o wash oat marks left by her golden carls.
Mo Wander.
For thousands of years the brute has been
In the same old laughable nr.
To be made tbe butt of so many Jokes,
It's so wonder the mule still kicks.
-(Philadelphia Times.
Mixed the Baklea tJp.
An extraordinary comedy ol errors
has just made itself public in connection
with work house administration in
France. It starts from that familiar ba
sis of a hundred plays and novels twe
children who were changed in ths nurs
ery. Two girls with names almost Iden
tical were placed by their mothers about
the same time in the institution called
Enfants Assistes, Ten years ago one of
them was taken home by her supposed
mother, given a dowry, and married.
Of cotuas she was the wrong one; and
the other, having just coma out on ths
ent of her majority, claims to
have proved her substitute a ohsnglirtg.
She demands the dowry, it seams, and
may possibly put la a claim for bar hus-
It mar prove a nice point of law
whether ska is entitled to both, but It ap
pears that every one all round has a
claim for damages against everybody
else, the public authorities the fairies
who effected the change coming off the
The poor girl who has just
emerged from the work house no doubt
looks upon the. comparatively comfort
able and respects has ctoossataaces to
watch aer nsmsaaks has wrongfojly sue-
oca m ias sasaa way as m
ItoanesxtaomtsgBrwitkatdlss;
prospect of weatta and aasne int
Thi fltnatina isnflais nas af Mr Bi
plot la the 'CfaUdrsa ef Cikwon,
there are grass Cl
It-tFaMttaa
WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT.
laahiuB and J-ad.
A Bmart lawn tennis suit is of blue
aud brown striped material, plainly
made, with a coat bodice and a frout
of silk.
A stylish coat for a little girl is in
old rose cashmere triniuiei with black
velvet It is appropriate for ladies'
olothcamels" huir, serge and other wool
materials.
The Anglomauiacs aie wearing "garter-shillings,
set as broaches. The
shilling is enameled with tha I'nioii
Jack and bears the fan.ous old motto,
'HouiSoiCetc.
Colored trimmings are used on soft
finished cambric or French nainsook
undergarments even by womeu whose
tastes will not accept the colored gar
ments noiv so popular.
A light and elegant hat has a border
trimmed with pleats of maize silk mus
lin; the crown is of maize tulle with
black spots and a pair of maize wings
issuing from the tulle.
The fishing girl has a chance to come
out strong this season, because so
many pretty dresses are made for her
use that she is sure to find something
becoming if she Ukcs the pains to look
about.
Tan-colored and pale ecru corduroy
dresses for the mouutaius are made
with short full skirts and jackets that
fit the figure very closely in the back,
opening in front over hunters' green or
bright scarlet surah blouse waists.
Very pretty traveling cloaks, are
made in the short round fashion of the
Henri Deux capes, to be worn above
dresses of plain mohair or other
lustrous goods that do not easily soil.
A stylish mode is made of dregs-of-
wine surah shot with black.
A lovely summer tea gowns of creamy
white wool crepe is delicately em
broidered in pale green, delicate pink
and honeysuckle yellow. It Is beauti
fully trimmed with cream lace and
lines of fine gold braid dotted -a ith jet
beads and brilliant paste chirunnirs.
That was a mean trick of that dry
goods concern." 'What did they do?'
'Advertised 'Circulars given away to
dayand all tlie women within ten
miles went down to get one. When
they got there they found the circulars
were priuted ones, and not cloaks."
The tailor gcwii of homespun or of
checked cheviot is the conventional
traveling dress, rivaled only in popu
larity by the shirt and jacket of En
glish serge, with a washing silk blouse
but for short journeys in drawing
room cars almost any handsome, plain
ly made walking dress 13 entirely suit
able.
Very swell are the "Louis" coats in
which the ladies array themselves for
an afernoon's walk. Velveteen Wm
the material for the skirt which
accompanies the coat and." also for
the coat itself. That is. iftim w.-nror
of It has a fondness for lookine M if
she had just stenned nnr nfn
cient picture gallery.
Home of the prettiest and most strik-
ing growns for young ladies have the
ubiquitious basque and skirt flonne
made of flowers entangled in grasses
and vines. Of course thi ih,i
garniture is only permissible with slight
figure, but the American girl, a3 a rule
is slight aud willowy and suppla
...... bU U I
Fashions In Jewels.
Turquoise jewelry is in for a run.
Chased gold links are a ponidar atvl
in bracelets
Aluminum salts and peppers are the
latest productions in the metal.
A copy of a baseball in oxidized sil
ver is the form assumed by a new ink
well.
The moonstone is said to be the ad-
proprlate gem for the August born.
home attractive candlestick renre-
sent fluted columns with leaf work or
namentation.
Diamond sprays or buckles for catch
ing up the fold of the dress are in de
mand.
A fancy indulged In Is an oval brooch
formed by two gold wires spanned by
a row of choice diamonds.
Here Is an oddity for a scarf pin: A
tiny gold lantern with an opal sent
half way in a thin crystal.
A rosebud made exclusively of gar
nets in gold settings is a recent bonnet
pin conception.
Some fancy combs with but two
teeth have cut garnet eabochon tops.
wnicn loo wen in light or dark hair.
bhot brilliantine is a dressy and ser
viceable fabric noted among many of
the stylish travelling suits of the season.
Feather trimmings are announced
for cloaks, coats, caps, dresses, boas,
hats, etc., the ostrich and copue leading.
Handkerchiefs are very elaborate. I
saw some very pretty ones having the
centre and hem of different colors that
contrasted welL
Tha newest things in hosiery an
black silk stockings with white Bru.
els lace fronts and stockings embroid
ered in for get-me-not
Bright Miss Kit, who writes so enter II
tainingly lor tbe Toronto Mail has no
use iorine young man with i
She would bava him chloroformed.
A youthful toilet of cream colored
berege, dotted with bouquets. Tha
upper part of tha corsage is of tullt
and the riband and girdle are of thistle
Annzoim of 111 ''W-
Efforts aif Iwu made in threat lint-,
a;n to secure legislation that would pro
hibit the employment of woman aud
girls in the business of making nails,
spikes and chains. It ha been said
that female employment ulrw-v
tion as of compulsion, not of choice-.
I'uilanth.iSLS have pictured the dnigr j
smithy, with Hi hind Rlar of Uapuu
sparks, its jouorou chime of tL fad
ing hamm er, and the Untish amadou ,
with the biceps of an athletic pound- j
ing the red hot metaL 1 ve waitiiiK
on Vulcan has invoke I the p.y and
caress of humanity and funmin d the
text for many a political tirade aaiuM
the government and civilization that
made such conditions a necessity in
industrial life.
We have nothing to say agaiiU this
crusade foi female emancipation,
though if the truth be told the auia
zons of the black country, with Us
countless furnaces and its smoke dark
ened sky, aie by no means the serfs
they scern to be.
We do not believe in female employ
ment in such a muscular business as
making spikea and chains. The forge
is no place for a woman, but if she
chooses to swing a hauiiuv-r, who can
prevent it? It may be an abnormal
predilection, and by no means coinci
dent with tho parlor and piano idea
of the modern live, tut in an age
when woman are captains of Bhips and
running the municipal government of
cities, no law can annual the right of
the gentle sex to make tho shoe or
pound tha anviL
That there are two sides of this
question of female blacksmiths can no
longer be doubted, since a delegation
of lady ironworkers waited on tlie
homo secretary to protest against in
terference with their rights. There
was nothing savoining of sickness,
atrophy or nervousness in this amazou
ian deputation. If dry goods were but
poorly represented, force ai:d flesh
were here in robust conditions.
One-of the speakers had reached the
modest age of lifty-seven years of which
quite fifty had been spent hammering
iron, with occasional relapses, during
which she had bequeathed fourteen
children to her husband's care and the
census of the nation.
A lass of sixteen years, who weMod a
hammer weighing eighteen pounds,
pleaded tier Improvement in health as
a reason why the law should not inter
fere with her business. Appearance
justified her logic, for she had the nerve
of a lioness and the shoulders of an
athletic Age of .Heel.
Restaurant Table Maimers.
There is nothing quite so demoraliz
ing as eating away from home and re
lining influences. I do not mean once
or twice a week but all the time, as is
the case of the man who has no home
where he can go. There Is no saying
quite so true as the one, "Evil com
municatlons corrupt good manners."
I have a friend who until ho began to
eat in restaurants was tho very pink of
propriety. He was very punctilious in
regard to his table manners and would
uu uiuic i.ujiib. oi umi rising otic or ins
chair and reaching over to grab the
mustard pot or running his fingers into
the salt or pepper bowl than he would
think of combing his hair over his
plate. And yet feeding in a restaurant.
nas so metamorphosed him that nearly
ail his charming manners have been
worn away by too close contact with
the hurly burly throng that make their
home in a resteuraut during meal time
He will grab a vinegar cruet or the
pepper castor with as much alacrity as
any one of tha rabble. And the way he
can aud does harpoon a slice of br, ad is
so artistic and convincing that one's
admiration is compelled to find ex
preseion of some kind. I took dinner
with him the other day and naturally
commented upon the chance in his
maimers. Hp confessed his faults 1
cause he knew them and at the ssmc
time lamented the necessity tha-, com
pelled him to lfve in restaurants.
"There is nothing," said he. -unit
demoralizing to a real gentleman as to
constantly mix with men who have no
manners or whose polish is of the art
ificial kind. It is Impossible for the
gentleman's standard of behavior at the
table to be Jobaerved and adopted by
those who do not know its merit. But
on the other hand it is very easy fo
the gentleman to forget his own stand
ard and to do as the Komans do when
they are in Home. Further, we are
creatures of habit, and these Utile idio
iyncracies of manner stick so closely to
us that it is well nigh impossible, after
awhile to shake them off. AH of
which is as-true as UospeL-t'liicago
WuhlTour Fur t Nigh-
There are .many girls who retire at
night thoroughly tired and forgettin.
therefore to wash their fs just be
fore seeking their pillows for the much
take both oa. account of health and
beauty. JSot-only does any particle of
dust on the face have time to create
havoc before morning, but if cosmetic,
hwe been uad It is a disastrous neg
tort, the Poiwns or ch emical case iul
t .an "f. dMtroy 1U woothnm.
well as whiteness and have a clear
pores Into the system, u,in .
Ulyoi
to i before resting, much damage to
tbeekln Is saved and muM. -JS w
"cnUOl'SAUTO)!ATA.
tuiitt or rsxots maqiua
The A.U. ArU.-A '"
Horn lllwer-Tk u.pi n . -tire
if I TbM Mere Wall KrpU-TL.
luum llaa Art.
CprcuJ yrw York Mlr.
t . i ... A,nnt rator of the slight of
. HMt " '"
hanJ art n-lv quit- " h "I""' mf
chauicel tricks a- did their old Urn pred-
m-aor. Indd. it WMll'l ir;u.K
if with the g-at improvement in me
chanic charaeWistic of our aire, tin.
I.r.tidigitteurs wen- no', able to em
plv mechanical aid to their trick, with
startling enoct. .
One .f the lrst of niod-rn merhanir.il
automata w fat of Zo the drawing
eirl eil.ihit.-o W Kellar. This automa
ion 'is in th .mi of a Inr doll. tl
on a slight hw' nJ draws with the
.t.t ea litres, fiiz-es, diagrams,
t-U'., on a email blacklwarJ.
This picture reri
rtwnU Zx. tllH
drawing automa
ton. The connec
tion is made by an
iron rod running
through the staRv
!low, and there
worked by the op
erator. On the
upper and lower
end of the rod is
fastened sn arm
with a crayon. Tha
end crayon is plavd
ntrniriHt a black-
board, and then! tub aitohath-amiw
where fhe illusion comes in. The black
board is concave, and so but two motions
are necessary up and down or right
and left to make a drawing. It can
clearly be seen t::at the motions of the
artist, who has lxihl of the crayon It-low,
who is drawing on a convex surface, will
bg followed ab-jve.
2
Th Automatic Artist explAineri - A, th urm
Joining the rod ; B, tlie rm that ronn tlirmh
tl.e lAn; thp arm ork4 hy cm
elnl oralor; H turvwl plale iiiuii which
ta drawlug 1 maie,
AVnoth er p roui i n n t a u to u ta ton in Fn n
fare," the horn blower. la this cawi tha
little figure nits in a chair on the stage,
holding a hum. Tbe oM-rator on the
stags places the tulie of the instrument
to the figure's mouth, and then thi music
oomciMices
Tlie explanation
of that i quite dim
ple, an the drawing
will show. Run
ning directly up
through tlie Ktage
And then through a
leg of tlie chair is a
long tube, and when
tlfS mouthpiece is
pllihed llgillllnt the
lips of Tanfaru" it
makes an air tight
connection.
Tho real player,
who sits lielow,
blows through tlie
long tule, and, us
all immit-inriM tiu
rat-led wuli valvw of irixtruinentduftsnot
litp ruU!? commence until tho
through ih? ;m.-o. mr luw passed tho
valvue, and it k tho bell of tlie horn that
gives the tone. Tha keys aro operated
by means of fine wires, pulled down by
tlie player below stage. The fingers of
tle automaton being fastened (o the valve
they naturally follow ths keys down.
Another promi
nent deception ex
hibited is that of
Aslarte, or the fig
ure that walked.
n, nnd turned
mersaultd in the
air without visible
meant of support
The ilUmtration will
show A start! as she
appeared when su.
ponded in midair,
This was evolved
from the old aerial
fcUfiiMTmion, which
A, wire fr.m. iTtU or U"u ry
anrkrta attached ; B, stout pieCU of iron
.."Uouarr "" fastened to the belt
and arm at tlie bark of lh a,ri i,
wore a peculiarly mads corset. In aerial
suxpension there were nnlv iwn trilnn.
possible. Tho jrirl was centlv lifted bv
the feet until she t,v.w n..ii;. r.t .
dining upon her eikow on a single pole.
nrarw is now shown, the girl
stands at tlie back of tlie tae, which Js
covered with a curtain nf H.rk ...i
and then is raised gently In ths sir. He'
hind that curtain is a stout iron fram
and from the center of itprojecu an iron
arm that can be puhod forward and to
the right and left, slits in the curtain be
ing mada to accommodate tho move
menu The pole is fastened to the girl's
belt and the belt is made of .tout l,n
grooved and rinirml in mA...n it.. j .
., - vim euu III
the arm, which is supplied with a ball, so
when the end of the iron arm ta slipped
in the wider opening at the back and
locked it will be seen tlat she can turn
uy direction but forward without
uuKiraooe.
The draninv nf lm n.i.i t
JM no matte, what ths position the silk
Will IsUI OTttf an.. ryMil L L.u v
fl lh T, Ira
, - 'sa ass ueMai, AY0-
h!LZ hWtwl to further
rhn 4"Pm, had the girl jump
rough a rspldly revolving hoop while
.ttT; w-boo si
basa in shis way: It was not a tree
Kfiar r i rvrw ri earwiu 1
the nameruu isUioiit wits hiefc5
l.Kely wrapped. AsUrts h a 01
v ntioo and has be-n lfr- Irl
- "A
KclUr's Atrte-A. tx-lt iih (Un. t
with ball -k,uT ' Mt
chauics named Keys and (.1 tI
til , (J V'JI n.
These illustrations are enough b
that Hie modern maRician follow cb,
in the fojt3teps of the ancient eitiW'
huwjiimiw, auij t.iiav tu an CASel tin
eurcm are uuo mnru or lt to Irrigrt
No matter how iulricaU the machin
used, the secret of tlieir working a x,
nimple, and the human bria aod hi
really produce tlie effects. Yh, m)
duiinn many years inechanicj fi
have amused millions, the aerrrt,
tlieir construrtion lve been so jlcKir
guarded tlmt no public explanation
tliein nave oeen nereMore mails.
Nearly every modern l'rUiliputwi
now adds an exhibition of the HitJor,
htani black art to his programme Tk
alto use muclianical device, u wrl)
apiienring and disappearing bpu
The.ie latter illusi(jna aro canted jjmrj,
by deftly removing black coverings frwi
the objects that appear no mrsWriomlt
in the uncertain light or rplaWug gj
to cause ui'f dumppearam.
Ancient nmgiciani were i-redited
mpernatural power. Modern exbibiton
of the black art liave made no tori
claims, and m view of the stmplkitr
many of their trieki it is wonderful thai
tho public has been so long mystified m
the B'tTi ts no well kept. Jehom,
SOCIETY ItT SU1MKK.
How Wnnliliigton lMoUt t uiln Ilia Wira
Vfava.
special Waablnatoo letter.
Midsummer in on oa We have hd
three t)r four days as hot an mnrimereret
brings us.
Hli'ds wt while standing in the
i-hade. CViflars wilt Ueneral Hpinots
lion a dreadfully bedragj;lel l(ik which
defies dirrifition. Foliage is no
that the pefifile of ahhington hares'
m-eti the htars for a month, and ovr ami
under all, and in and through all, par
A HtLSCT BtPfSS.
rolat, eiuil.w, wafts, and ooftly aim
iners the liony sweatnem ol th tn&g
nolia bloom that bangs aud hid tmry-
v. here itf big as a full ntoon.
F.irumiotis hither are In full blaat-
I mav use that explomo word to deaiit
nau Hiich an (jiuaginotM inotitotios as an
excurniou. Washington u the gittt
Convention city of the Unit'jd Statet
AIjouV four big excunriona a day visit
from all point of the oompaes, and ai
least one National Convention of Somo
thiiijr or Other is in nenaion bare eert
aftoroxin. Everything oomes here ami
holds stwion. There was a Congiws of
Hucksters with a big II here hurt week,
and tliia week is mors or lew aovoted to
a ("on vi n tion of Dancing Minsters. W
are exMH'ting a Convention of Boxia
rrofeKsors next week. Nobody oomes to
WaHhington, but everybody "oonveW
here. There b an editorial excursion
here atxmt all'the time the ono that ar
rive. hipping over upon that which hai
not yet departML
And aren't thty "received?" V7fl,
they arel In no other town in the world,
I think, does the reception ripen io per
fection. The President and all of his cat
1.'..: .-.vESCTt.
net are aniiableand accessible, acd wh
they are not shaking liands they MT
ini? riirionlv Innkwt at br the hundre
that file through the official aprtos
and content themselves with an opw
inspM:tion. And ia the evening Sena
and Secretaries open their parlors ano t
t u nl vwltora,
luuini, ii. o .... !..,.. m.w,A IrM nraain. SSS
ladling out the punch to the omnivorooi
crowd.
The " season " ia technically at an
lint ttfill u.ImI.I.iumiIi Hraff alollg
wearyingly. HtUI choice hops and salacj
suppers are given, and ths roaad
..l.l . I 4 I. u would OS"
Ijrought dehght to the amblUonssoal
wife and mother of the Dodd rtmuj.
is but fair to add that the tolerant
ixr.ui.i i a imiat OB
W . - OM1JIIIK tAJM WAS "- "
swallow tall mat for evening daiiag
unseascuable festivities. A good sjaayj
even of the young men, appear to
in unceremonious frock coaai af
maUrial, and quote poetry
weather in extonuaUon of vm
ABU uas 1BHIOT WW WW JL
the dinner In tbetr Uwn mi -IT
ehascias: their shoes and siaalag
And the ladies flock la the
Ut of extra fame or so. TWossSirs- -
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n ? KmrT-.' wfi . mum
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colored satin.
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