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THE OMAHA DAILY BEETUESDAY , JANUARY 12 * 1886.
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TF.it.ui , POSTPAID :
Ono Vcnr. wild premium . 12.01
Otic Vi-nr , without premium . l .i
Six Month" . without iircinluni . ' >
Unc.Muntli , on trial . M
All communication1 ! rclnllnif to nrw nnd edl-
torlnltiintttiftlionld bo mldrossod to the Hot-
loll or THE llir. .
mrstNr.ss umr.ns :
All uiishir-M 1'itter * mut rcinlllnnw * should bo
nldrt o i to TIIK UKR iMnii.miiNO OiMi'Asv ,
OMAII.A. Ilrafts. diet-to nnd po lonieo order *
to lie inndo pnynbloto llioonlorof the company.
IKE BEE POBLISHISClilPAST , PBOPHIEIOIK ,
K. ItOSKWATKIt. I'.tilTon.
In ; is not so source us It was ; i few days
Now is the time to tliuw out your
JtM L.Miin has K'IVCII his war dance ,
lwl Commissioner Sparks' scalp still remains -
mains on his ollieial liunil.
Tur.iiK tire rumors of another approachIng -
Ing cold wave. ( Jeiicrul llazcn .should l > u
promptly court inur.sliiilod fur cruelty to
Niw : Kxoi.ANi ) is trying to sprout a
presidential boom for ( Jeortfo 1'risblo
lloitr. Mr. Hoar will never be that kind
of an icicle.
Now that the supreme court in its wis
dom lists decided that double taxation is
not double taxation , the next tiling in or
der will be a judicial decision that black
J\Ii \ s MI.VNU : UisiiNKit , the sleeping
beauty of Columbus , Neb. , lias been
asleep about three months. Some one
ought wake her up and tell her that she
has been sleeping long enough.
Tin : Mississippi river having been frozen
over , the St. L'aulitcs can now go on with
the construction of their ice palace. The
cost of this structure will appear in the
St. Paul building statistics for 1880 to
swell the grand total.
WITH the gutters banked live feet high
witli snow and the streets ridged with
heavy drifts , the first thaw will cost
Omaha merchants thousands of dollars
in damaged stock. A foot of shoveling
is worth a pailful of bailing.
HAVING tried her best to Christianize
Ilimnali by annexing it to India , this polit
ical missionaries of England are protest
ing against the sinfulness of the inhab
itants , who prefer heathendom and lib
erty to British rule and religion , and who
are bushwhacking in the neighborhood
of the missionaries' back yards.
Sr.XATOit IIOAit has introduced a bill
which provides that congress shall meet
every other year in October , and on al
ternate years in November. This an
nouncement will send a cold chill down
the backs of voters and tax-payers who
feel that congress is already in session
under existing laws much too long for
the good of the country.
GINIHM. : : MII.KS makes haste to tele
graph that lie isn't hankering after the
Apache taming job in Arizona. By a
singular coincidence President Cleveland
announces on the same day that there
has been no idea of relieving Crook and
Bonding any other general to the front.
Mr. Miles' friends have discovered that a
king will not overtrump an ace.
Tim snow banks on Farnam street
should be immediately removed , other
wise whim the January thaw comes there
will be iloodcd cellars all along the line ,
and thousands of dollars of damage will
bo done , for which the city will be re
sponsible. The city council to avoid
Huits for damages should not lose a mo
ment's delay in taking stops to clear oil'
the snow on Farnam street.
LY.NSION COMMlSSlONKIt BLACK , of
Washington , is ruining a tempest about
his cars because ho declines to receive
cullers without previous notice by card ,
Mr. Black should bo promptly removed.
Such an outrageous departure from the
Htandard of Jcllorsonian simplicity deserves -
serves lilting rebuke. When the time
comes that the average congressman can't
saunter into the departments as if lie
owned them , hang his hat on ( lie spittoon
nnd his feet on the mantlu piece an indig
nant public will rise as one man and pro
test against such au abuse of ollicial
power. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
SIT.AKIXO of grand juries , the Herald
ought to bo indicted at the next term of
court as u common scold. Continued
abuse of reputable citix.nns and olUcials
for personal and political ends is so ab
sorbing the mind of Its editor that he is
violating the ordinary proprieties in order
to score a point for the slate. It must bo
agreeable for James K , Boyd to hear his
administration denounced as that of a
gang of thieves and scoundrels , whilu he
boasts in private that it is as good as the
best that Omaha ever had.
Cui. . Momiitox , of Illinois , 1ms learned
from his experience in the last congress
Unit talking tarlll'reduction and securing
tariff revision am two very dlll'ereiit mat-
tors. He declines accordingly to state
Ids position until after tiie organization
for work of the committee on ways and
moans , but Intimates that ho is satisfied
with the outlook. So am the friends of
Mr. KandalUmd llio great lobby which
organized for tint protection of protected
industries several weeks before the names
of Col , Morrison's committee wore read
from the speaker's desk. The heaviest
tariff revision will be made on paper dur
ing the coining session. That is
sue no more divides the party to
day than the issue of the con
tinued coinage of the silver dollar.
The democratic leaders who conceal
their thoughts on tariff reduction with a
cloak of meaningless verbosity , fear a re
duction of the party majority more than
they do anything else. This is why it is
Again announced that the present con
gress will probably taka n conservative
course in dealing with important ques
tions. In nine cases out of ten , congrus-
lonal conservatism means individual
cowardice backed by financial induce-
Forced to Bncfc Down.
The strike on the New York elevated
railroads la t week afforded Gould and
his stock jobbing associates another op
portunity to exhibit their reckless defiance
of public internes. They promptly
availed themselves of the occasion.
Failing to compel the engineers to work
at unreasonable hours on an unsatisfac
tory schedule of prices , and fearing a
strike , they decided to make short work
of the controversy by suspending travel
on the Second avenue and the Ninth
avenue lines , with the object of throwing
the engineers out of employment. Orders
to that efl'ect were issued in which they
asked the kind indulgence of the
public until the matter was settled. The
orders were rescinded within a few hours.
Mr. Could and hi * associates had their at-
ti'iition called to the important fact which
they had neglected to consider , that their
high handed proceeding was sullicient
ground under their charter for the im
mediate revocation by the state. New
York's monopoly mauavcrs have been
noted for their cool disregard of the
rights of the public and their open tie-
( ianccof the laws , but lint performance
beats the record of brazen cheek. If
common carriers can at pleasure sif-pcnd
the operation of their public function. " ,
the public at largo would be placed in a
enviable position of dependence upon
the temper of the railroad managers.
The refusal to vole bonds to grant rights
of way to crush out competition by decid
ing to patroni/e rival roads might each
and all be madu the excuse for putting on
the screws. It is remarkable that the
managers of the Klevated railroads hud
the audacity to order such a movement
in the face of the decision of the courts
in the great freight handling strikes of
ISSi. The relations of the public to the
corporations and their obligations to
carry out their charter contracts were
clearly defined as follows , in the decision
at that time :
"These tacts reduce the question to this :
Can railroad corporations refuse or nefrlert to
perform their public duties upon a contio-
vcrsy with their employes over the cost or
expense doing them ? We think thisiiups-
tlon admits of but one answer. The excuse
lias hi law no validity. The duties Imposed
must ho discharged at whatever cost. They
cannot he laid down or abandoned or sus
pended without the legally expressed consent
of the state. The trusts arc active , potential
and Imperative , and must be executed until
lawfully surrendered ; otherwise a public
highway of great utility Is closed or ob
structed without any process recognized by
law. This Is something no public ofllccr
charged with the same trust ami duties in re-
Kind to other public highways can do without
subjecting himself to mandamus or indict
Little by little the men who have cre
ated and fostered the idea that the
public were made for the railroads , and
not the railroads for the public , arc learn
ing that they have underestimated the
powers which reside in the people for
enforcing equity and justice oven in cor
porate monopolies. The trend of all ju
dicial opinions on disputed points is to
construe strictly the privileges granted
to the corporations and to give wide lati
tude to those reserved to the people. The
history of the past ten years lias been one
of progress in restricting life aggressions
of the great monopolies. The rapidity
with which tiie Elevated railroad man
agers came to terms after the forced
back down shows that there is a point be
yond which oven Mr. Gould and his gang
cannot go in dealing with their patrons.
An Unfailing Crop.
While the cast is worrying over the
prospective failure of the ice crop and
the speculators are still engaged in figur
ing ii ] > the surplus of grain carried over
from the past year , the crop of office-
seekers continues to increase in such
numbers as to dismay the statistic grind
ers at the national capital who attempt to
estimate its proportions The hope that
the civil service law would reduce the
numbers of the legion who are pressing
on towanl Washington in an insane desire -
sire to shed ink for their country lias
proved a false one. One of the sections
of the law apportions the appointments
to be made under its provisions among
the states and territories , according to
population. It was supposed that tills
would prevent excessive ollice-seeking in
one section as against other sections ,
The result has proved to the contrary.
According to the report of Commissioner
Eaton , Maryland iiad double the appli
cants of all New England with New Jer
sey and Delaware added , although she
was only entitled to nineteen appoint
ments to the thousand , \firginia has an
equal appetitewhilu little Delaware iiad
more applications than Vermont , Flori
da , Wisconsin anil Minnesota. Ohio ,
never modest in her demands , swings
boldly to the front with double the appli
cations of Michigan , Kansas , Missouri ,
Wisconsin , Iowa and Minnesota , while
Indiana also lias moro applications than
the six states just named ,
The desire to hold ollice lias become a
mania which nothing son ins to check.
I'lio olllcivseokor seems to imagine that
public ! ollieu means plenty to get and
little to do. Young men , whoso ambi
tious if turned into other channels would
bring them hand.soma returns , tire will
ing to sacrifice independence and bril
liant prospects for the sake of holding
down a chair in one of the departments.
The only sure thing about a government
position is that the longer it is held the
more it unfits the occupant for any other
biiMiiess So long as it is earned the sal
ary is paid , but when it stops It stops
very suddenly. The chronic ollieo holder
out of ollieu is 0110 of the most pitiable
sights of the present day.
Disappoint ( 'it Iinonoli/.orH.
Advocates of a gold standard are re
luctantly forceil to admit that there is
Hllla prospect that the silver dollar will
be demonetized at the present session of
congress. The most careful canvass fails
to sliow a majority In favor of repealing
the coinage act. On the contrary , the
prepondertince of opinion seems to bo
opposed not only to demonetization , butte
to any change looking to a suspension of
coingo or an increase in the weight of
the dollars as now coined. Mr. Carlisle's
conunittco on coinage probably repre
sents the temper of congress on the sub
ject. It is headed by Mr , Bland , and Its
membership is said to stand , outside
of the chairman , in opposition to any at
tack on silver or readjustment in
the relative standard of value between
the two metals. For some reasons this is
to bo regretted. The rapid accumulation
of stiver In flip treasury vault under the
present coinage law , and the continued
decline in the demand for the use of the
metal ubroud has thrown upon the Uui-
, - M llait , tMt-n.-1' *
ted States the maintenance of a heavily
sagging market for the product of our
mines. A conservative measure for re
lief which would cither furnish a dollar
of increased weight or give new outlet ?
for the silver accumulations would some
months ago have been generally accepta
ble. But the fanatical achocatos of de
monetization and a gold standard over
did so overwhelmingly their policy
of bluster , threatening and doc
tored statistics , that they created
a reaction against any change in the
coinage laws which would look like an
enforced yielding to their threat. The
country was informed that the business
depression was duo to a double standard ,
that the industrial stagnation , the reult
of over-production and under-consump-
lion , was intimately connected with a
depreciated dollar. The organs of the
great Wall street operators teemed with
editorial * predicting disaster and panic
unless the United States followed En
gland's example and enforced the pay
ments of debts on a gold basis. Eastern
congressmen were interviewed , and west
ern representatives misrepresented ,
while the mails were Iloodcd with
pamphlets filled with statistics carefully
compiled in seaboard banking houses.
The attack on silver as a medium of exchange -
change and n measure of value , the two
functions of a substantial coinage , was
so universal , so bitter , and sc persistent
that it destroyed the. very object for which
it was made.
Why Not ?
The weather seems to have frozen up
several of the railroad projects in this
sect ion of the state , but with the approaching
preaching January thaw they ought to
be Honied into public notice again. Next
to iv line into the northwest , built from
Omaha and controlled by Omaha capital ,
the most advantageous move in the inter
ests of the city would bo the direct , exten
sion of the Chicago & North western from
Fremont eastward to the Missouri at
Omaha. Connecting lines from Ken-
nard and Bell Creek would only help
matters by shortening by a few miles the
distance to the main line. An extension
along the old Dey survey would bring
tiie main line of Unit important system
to our doors , and would
make Omaha the actual terminus
of another transcontinental lino. Why
cannot Manager Iltighitt and his asso
ciates consider the advisability of such a
movement before definitely deciding
upon the construction of the proposed
stub northward ? With the headquar
ters of the road removed to Omaha as
proposed and the operating force resi
dents of our cit } ' , local associations would
rapidly foster n feeling of mutual inter
est which would go far towards remov
ing the antagonism of the past. With the
terminus of the main line on the Missouri
at tlds point , the Northwestern would at
once be regarded by our people as large
ly an Omaha road , tralllc would increase
to mutual advantage and botli parties
concerned would reap the benefits of the
IIo.v. JOHN M. LAXGSTOJT , ex-minister
to llayti , has been making some'sensible
remarks on the negro question. Mr.
Langston thinks that the negro under
stands that he has reached the second
stage of his social condition sincu lhc
time of reconstruction , and that ho may
begin to study the question of civil rights
ami settle it in the promotion of a wise
forecast and patriotic desire. Ho begins
to appreciate that lie may bring liiiusoif
into such relationship with the people of
the south , in whose midst ho largely
dwells , as to blunt the edge of their past
enmities toward him , and secure ,
if possible , through political action ,
a condition of tilings which
will , while it brings him industrial re
wards , educational advantages , and gen
eral moral improvement , secure peace ,
thorough reconcilement , and general
amity to both classes of the sonlh. No
one can doubt tlio possibility and proba
bility of tlio moral and social condition
predicted. The change which is prophe
sied soon to come in tlio south cannot ap
pear to-day to bo less reasonable ami tlio
prospect of its fulfillment less hopeful
than was twenty-five years ago the
change which has already taken place as
regards the status of the colored citizen
of the north. The negro problem is to bo
solved by tlio negro himself in his culti
vation of intelligence , virtue , wealth and
O.v Friday last a St. Paul dry gorl
house received a consignment of .springs
dry goods occupying a train of twenty-
five cars. This is the biggest single ship
ment of simh goods over received by a
single house in the history of commerce.
If Omaha had a dry goods house that
handled goods in that wholesale fashion ,
our trade in tins line would amount to
something. It is a lamentable fact that
Omaha lias but two wholesale dry goods
hoiis-us , one of which does only a limited
business. There is plenty of room in
Omaha for two or three first-class dry
goods houses , nnd our board of trade in
conjunction with the jobbers in other
lines of goods should take steps to secure
tlio location of such a house here at an
early day. It would help the wholesale
trade generally. Omaha has just as good
territory as St. I'uul if tlio proper steps
are tnk en lo'&upply the demands of gen
eral tra do.
li ; LISSIIM'S : : bus scored a point in favor
of further iissit > tnnco for his Panama
canal. It is announced that the French
government has finally agreed to send a
commissioner to Panama to investigate
tlio aflairs of the canal company , if
: v favorable report is given , then the
government will assist in floating a annul
loan , but if otherwise tlio whole enter
prise is to bo allowed to collapse. There
can 1)0 little doubtas to the result of this
arrangement. The government conimis-
bloncr will bo so well treated and so
deluged with arguments and facts that
ho will make a glowing report , and then
will follow u government loan and a
temporary boom in canal block.
ANOTJII-IU bank cashier has struck for
Canada and liberty. The theory of
pootio justice has received a heavy blow
from thii statement just published that
tlio small-pox epidemio in Montreal
failed to attack a single member of the
American banking colony. The first
precautions now taken by now eastern
bank employes are to learn the combina
tion of tiie safe nnd to have their vaccina
tion marks renewed.
Tlio I'eoplo'ri l-'rieiitl.
Kt. l.nudfrjiiiMIftin. .
Clmrlos II. Van Wyck is a candidate forrn-
elfi'Uoii to tlio United .Status senate from Xu-
br.iftku. nnd is bupitortcd as tlio "people's
Mahonp Is still kicking. He opposwos con
firming the president appointments.
There arc four proiioYmccd ns-plrants lo the
field for the seat or'Senator ' .Maxcy of Texas
Ex-Coiicressman ( . 'r\ \ | > o w.iuts the ncxl
republican nomination Tor governor of Mass
lU'liu.-ctts. - .
Fltzhuffh Lee continues to decline the irlfts
sent him , even when they come in the shape
of thoroughbred horse *
Fralicit U. Wllltml sAys the two old par-
lies nre the sworn allies of the saloon. Slu ,
insists on having n tjiird party at once.
Kx-Scimtor Win. M. Stewait has built a
house at Cnroti City and expects to get b.ick
into the -euate Iroin tlio Saeebni3li st.Uo.
A New "iork coi respondent says Shorltt
Hugh .1. ( Slant is to Iwome the icat chief of
Tammany under John Kelly's faded whig.
The temperance people in Virginia propo-n1
to hold the democrats In the legishituie
strictly to the pledges made in favor of local
It Is said that there will not be many
changes in the organization of the Now York
count ) democracy this year. Combinations
against Tammany arc brewing as usual.
The New York St ; r snys the habit con
gressmen have of appointing their rotative *
as clerks of committees Is less objectloiwblc
than that of appointing newspaper men.
The Philadelphia Press urges the senate
not to confirm lion. Hoiccnuis' ' appointment
on the giound tluit he Hlandcrcd ( ion , ( Irani.
Old Itosy Is a little to ftee With hi.s tongue ,
but lie has been shockingly aggravated.
The Oalvoslon Now * calls attention to the
fuel thai while tributes to the memory of
"Dob" Toonibs have plentifully como from
all parts of the country , none has been dated
from Bennvolr , Miss. , the home of Jefferson
Seven editors arc members of the present
lioii i'of representatives. They nre Botttcll ,
of .Maine , UarkMlulo , of Mississippi , Pulitzer
and Morrlam , of New Yoik , and Sorantoii
and Swope , of Pennsylvania.
Senator Ingalls , of Kansas , believes that
the Issue In the next presidential campaign
will bo the relations between capital ami la
bor , the piotectlon of American Industries ,
the control of railroad corporations ami the
Speaker Hustcd , oC the New York assem
bly , stated in his opcnmu speech tlistt al
though It was only eight years since he was
before elevated to the same otllce , not a sluglo
other member who sat In the assembly then
was a member of the present body. This
shows how few members of the lecUlature
manage to suit the people.
in the Shulllc.
Uawes' senatorial boomevidentlv lost itself
in the recent blizzard.
Gifted With a Sharp
Iticliiiwnd ( Maine ) lice.
We arc indebted to Captain 0. A. Morse ,
of Omaha , for a copy of tjie Omaha Biia : : ;
robust old lioiiey-iiiaVer that Is evidently gift
ed with a sharp btlng , i
Hope No Mistake Has Been Made.
Nebraska trappers , ' who have been taking
observations nt the bcavi'r ' dams , predict an
early spring. Considering that there are up
ward of forty thousand postolllces still in the
hands oC republicans we hope for the sake of
the democratic bretliicu who are sitting out
on the sidewalk in linen dusters and straw
hats , that the beavers have made no mistake ,
I'd platan Times.
OnuiHn lias made a wonderful growth dtir-
the last year. The prospects now are that
the coming year will be one oC greater pros
perity than the past. Omaha bus pushed far
ahead of Denver within the last few years ,
mid nothing now will prevent it from over
taking Minneapolis ami Kansas City in the
near future. Within ten years from to-day
Omaha will be a second Chicago.
hike One Who Had Done Ills Duty.
Our admirable friend , Dr. George L. Miller ,
editor of the Omaha Ilerald , announces in
double-leaded brevier type , at the head of his
editorial page , that he doesn't Intend to rec
ommend any more otlice-seeknrs to the ten
der mercies of the administration. The gentle -
tlo Dock speaks like ono who had done his
duty ; we'd really like to see a list oE Ne
braska democrats lie has provided with jobs ,
The West Fairly Howls.
Springfield ( . .liw.irjiubffiwii. ) .
Land Commissioner Sparks has raised the
biggest storm of any of the olliuers below the
cabinet. Tlio west fairly howls. For in
stance , Special Agent Webster Eaton , after
examining a portion of the Diilnth and St.
Cloud districts reported that 4'M ) homestead
entries had been made , nil requiring live
years' residence by actual settlers , and yet
there were not 100 actual settlers living by
farming on tlio soil in the whole region ,
General Ciook Ail
The president will make u mistake if he re
moves General Crook from command in Ari
zona , In deference to the clamor of the citi
zens. In the judgement of Grant , Sherman
and Sheridan lie is the bust Indian lighter in
tlio service , and no ofllccr has been so suc
cessful In either restraining or lighting the
Apaches. As a matter of lact , the conditions
of the problem are such as ttiat no man could
absolutely succeed In preventing trouble , and
General Cruuk lias done better than any one
"It'HSweotto ho an Kilitor. "
Oniiiin ( J/ii. ) l'ivi.
One of the beauties of a rural editor's life Is
in his "doadiieadlng" It on all occasions. Ouo
wlio has never feasted on the sweetness of
that bliss can begin to comprehend the glory
of its happiness. 1 le does S10J worth of ml-
vei Using for a railroad , gets a pass fora year ,
rides St5 ! worth , and then is looked upon ns a
di'iidbeat , llo puffs up a convert troupe or a
snide show 810 worth , gets SI in compliincu-
tarles , and is then passrd ' 'five. ' " It' the liall
Is eiowded he is begrudsed'thu ' space ho occu
pies , for If his .seats were jaylng ticket- . , the
concern would bo so-much In pocket , lie
blows a church festlvnl'frod'to ' any desired ex
tent , and does the p/i-tor / printing ( If Ihuy
ever have any ) at half rates , and rarely gets
a "thank you ' for it. Jt goi.s ! In as a part of
the duties of the edltoanij ; he is given cred
it up yonder. He doc * IIIOK ) work gratuitous
ly for the town and community than nil the
roit of the population put together , and gets
"cussed" for It all. Oh , It's sweet to be an
editor , for ho passes "Jneyou ' know ,
( luml HoiifUrCjifiii/ .
Don't let tlio door stand open , but shut It
with iiiupli enic ,
Without a bang , without a whang , yes , hhut
It fair aiidsijuaie ;
Without a hiaiii , without a jam , without n slater
or Jerk ,
For If you've left It open , go shut It , and
No Christian man or woman , no well-trained
L'lduk or child ,
Will let n door swing Idly , to make weak
notves inn wild ,
When chilly winds nio blowing and someone
ono taking cold
\ \ Idle the open door Is creaking and mutter
ing like a scold.
Haste makes but waste , remember , so plenty
takeot time ;
Don't leave tlio door half open a fault nl-
iiui-it a crhiiu
And If you've ever done this , don't do so any
Whatever eN' vou fail to do , don't fall to
shut the door.
A QUARTER CENTURY SHAKE ,
Fragments of the First Annual Cmsh at the
The Imtlic * of Administration on
cr Dre ) Pm-nde A ClmrinliiK
Display tit tlioAVhltc
WASHINGTON- I ) . C. , Jan. 8. , 1SSO.
[ Correspondence of the HKK. ] The much
talked of ami thought about New Year's
reception at the white hoiw last 1-Yiday
morning sot the social bull in motion ami
there will bo no end lo the giddy whirl
till solemn Lent pulls down ( lie blinds.
If President Cleveland has tucked
away in that big chest of his ti trifle of
the manly weakness called vanity , and
being only human , there is no doubt on
the subject , lie certainly had good cause
for keeping up the beaming smile while
ho stood for four mortal hours pawing
out a good welcome to thousands of the
great unlorrilied American people.
Wlit'wl What a contract for a man to
take ! I don't believe ( .trover Cleveland
fully roali/od how much of a contract ho
hud signed till he was ready to blow out
tlio candle ami say his evening prayers ,
and then 1 fancy ho w t tired. If wo
could only have heard him think for live
minutes in the sacred silence of his re
posing room , we might have something
very interesting , and possibly aiiuising ,
to relate. If his preMdcntlal life is to be
measured by the pleasures New Year's
day alVorded , what a picnic he will have.
Till ; 1 > AY WAS IT.IIKIXT ,
clear , balmy and delicious as an early
spring day. Indeed , "Old winter was
shimbering in the open air wearing on
ills smiling face a dream of spring , " and
everybody , not otherwise engaged , took
to the streets. People of all kinds and
colors , people of many diamonds and
few brains , people of many brains and
few diamonds , people of lofty airs and
bad breeding , poojilo with mouldy smell
ing finery , of ancient styles , minus front
tooth , and , in short , people who have
boon "waiting twenty-live joar.s to.shnko
hands with a democratic president , " fell
into line at an early hour in front of the
executive mansion and good-naturedly
wailed their turn to bo scon and "shake. '
All seemed to bo smilingly happy , and if
they had waited twenty-five years some
of them , judging from their sine , hadn't
waited that long could wait an hour or
two longer. Women holding babies in
their arms showed no sines ot weariness ,
dudes in tlio msido of high collars that
looked like a tall whitewashed fence
around an engine house , were inoxliaust-
able in their efl'orts to hold up their
swelled heads , nnd vcuorablo white-
haired men and women smilingly defied
fatigue and were able to "stand it" till
all the pomp of official splen
dor had sheii its lustre upon tlio
meek-eyed president. Its all right , I sup
pose , this glitter of fancy rags and brass
buttons , Some people have to wear these
things , otherwise they would never be
seen , and it adds lo tiie picluresqueness
of a New Year's day at the white house.
What would a circus be without spangles
and a clown ? After all , when you come
to dress up the diplomats in their court
costumes ami decorations of honor ( all
some of them have ) , they do look dra
matic , and to a stranger "taking. " And
there are the pets of Washington society ,
the army and navy what would they bo
without their glittering brass. All this
brillianor moving around among the
potted plants and hot-honso llowers gave
a charm to the grand old historical rooms
that is rarely seen oil' the theatrical .stage.
The president looked well in his tight-
fitting Prince Albert coat , and handled
liis suojectw without gloves.
1IIS3 CLEVELAND AM ) THKC.UUXUT I.AUIKS
were simply elegant and charming in all
that nature , art and fashion can accom
plish , and sometimes we are filled with
awe hero in Washington over tlio won
ders that art and fashion can do. Decided
improvement in all those ladies , both
phy&icnlly and artistically , since last
JMaroh. Finer looking nnd appearing
ladies have not graced tlio Now Years re
ceptions at the white house in my day
and generation , and it is very important
that the better-halves of the administra
tion should be equal to their position.
Miss Cleveland , who has grown stouter
in flesh and now wears her hair on the
top of her head ( much to the grief of
those who cut their's oil' last spring ) with
frim'S across the brow like other fash
ionable women , looked very handsome
in a long trained dre s of garnet velvet
with front of white silk wrought with
beaded embroidery. The waist was
most picturesque of white and garnet
velvet , forming a peasant shape in front ,
the neck being cut square in front and
heart shape behind. A sort of compro
mise between the high necks of Airs.
Haves' ' days and the very low
and almost invisible waists of the late
Arthur administration. A very pretty
bit of delicate white arm was soon be
tween the arm pits anil tops of the long
ugly gloves. Why under the heavens
women will wear sleovejess waists and
then cover their arms witli leather leg-
ings I beg their pardon , 1 moan arm
ings I don't understand. Sara Hern-
hardthad long gloves made to conceal
her thin arms ; all the world of fashion
fell into line. U that the folly of fashion
should extend to Miss Cleveland ! She
is in a position to wear that which good
.sen.se dictates , and all the world of fash
ion will follow. However , tlio president's
sister was delightfully attractive with a
rod rose bud in her hair and a fan in her
hand to wnrd oil * nil intrusion when she
did not wish to extend her hand. The
ladle.- , were not expected to shako hands.
Mrs. Secretary Iiaytird was stately in
a white .satin court trimmed dre.-s. She
bus stutuu-liko manners and very glitter
ing black eyes , and reali/.es the import
ance < if her position. No doubt the hap-
pio.it hour of her life was walking through
the parlors of the white honso with tlio
president on New Year's day.
Miss Hnyard , who is far from being a
liandsoinii girl , but rides a borne like an
English womanwas dressed very dramati
cally in a vapor colored drn-s of satin
and tulle and fixings , with the invisible
Arthur administration waist.
Mrs. Secretary of the Treasury Man
ning was lovely in n dolicnte lavender
satin all covered over with pearl bonds.
She is a very pretty woman , ti'.ll ' nnd grace-
fill , nnd with hergreat social tact will be
a favorite leader of society. A very pretty
neident was that of her stopping out of
line to take an old Mexican soldier ,
who had become dazed and confused ,
and didn't know exactly what was ex-
iceteil of him , by the hand , put him at
ils ease , and lead him to the other ladies ,
nlrodiieing each one. Heaven blosstlint
woman witli her kind heart , Mrs. Suoro-
: nr.v Whitney was superb in a silver em-
) roidcrcd white satin costume , with diamond
mend niickhico and comb : Her nock
ooked like a white lloecy cloud rellcntoil
n a clear lake , and her head appeared
Huong brilliant Mars. Diamonds are
nest becoming to Mrs. Whitney , nnd
well she knows how to wear them.
Society will never blush for blunders
committed by the wife of the secretary of
Mrs. Postmaster ( icnornl Yilas ro-
ninded one of a May pink in her delicate
Iress of satin and crepe lisio. Her man-
tors are sweet out ! retiring a reserve of
nothorliood and womanhood about her
hat claims respect at once.
The other laitie.of I he cabinet were
tot pro.sont , of course some good reason
irovcntiug After all the ollleials had
jceu received , and before the public re
ception begun Miss Cleveland and the
cabinet Indies retired ,
THE nnre KOOM ,
lighted with pns as were all the parlor ? ,
oxccpt the cast room , was largely bnnkou
\yith plants and llowers. nnd it was a re
lief not to see a perfect jam behind the re
ceiving parly as on former occasion * . Mr .
Col. haniont anil the prviUlont's private
secretary were among tluxo standing in
the rear , and some very pretty young
girls , simply and daintily dressed , seemed
to enjoy ( ho Bights as1 young Innocent
girls can , and worn ready to make an at
tack upon every young boy who came
along , Among the noticeable contrasts
to bo soon at such times , was the elegant
Manning faulto ) < nly dros ed , standing
be.sido honutor Panic of Ohio. A west
ern cyclone couldn't have madoclolhos
look more huMlod together. A tall ,
gaunt man. who will never son the
sunny side of sixty years again , hi * thin
grey hnir bri.-tling on end over his ob
long bond , which seemed to come to a
point at the tip of his no.-o , upon which
rested a pair of gold specs , and through
them he was peering ut the crowd , stand
ing on tlio end of his too . with his hands
thrust under his coat-tail. With his
crushed , old-fashioned dickey , around
which was u thin black tie , with the
loosened knot just under the loft ear , ho
had the appearance of having ' just
boon fished out of an oil
well. The contrast between those noted
men was very striking. Mnnningaiwny.s
po-ys to the ue > t advantage , and scums to
hoop his logs , which are too thin and
small for his stout body , out of sight. Sit
ting beside a ladv on a sofa ns the colored
veterans of the Urand Armv of the He-
public passed along , said 'the olognnt
Manning : " 1 would not shako hands
with the < o follows \\cro I in tlio pro-i-
dent's place. " Those side remarks are
very mt'-rcsting to n moro looker-on.
The lion. Sam Kandall , who is u modest
man socially , was snlViisod with blushes
by the overwhelming ovation he received
from tin ? president and pnily in the bine
room. With him the provident talked
more than with any other oalk-r , je tiiir }
him ovoi'Dhis defeat in tiie hon b , and
telling him lie should have it blade mark
if ho didn't do bettor in the future. Sam
looked happy and was the center of at
traction in the east room for an hour.
Next to claim the attention of the crowd
was Senator Logan. The lion's share of
public honors bestowed scorn to take
away his whole self-control , and while ho
docs not blush a.r.asily as Sam Randall ,
his skin being darker and thicker , ho
really seemed to be embarrassed over
the attention paid him , and slid out of
the crush as quickly as possible. A very
quiet smile , accompanied by a merry
twinkle , passed over his face as lie en
tered his carrmiro , no doubt thinking of
the past , present and future.
Senator Cull of Florida , accompanied
by his little daughter , a beautiful child ,
received much attention from the presi
dent and Miss Cleveland. A Michigan
member of the house , with his wife and
live small children , the youngest not be
ing over y years , were also favored
with special attentions. Those are a few
of the many incidents seen in the Uluc
room.TIIK III'.ST OF OUDKK rilCVAII.KIl
throughout the entire reception. Every
thing ran with the correctness of well-
oiled machinery. Col. Wilson , who had
the air of ono doing a pleasant ollicial
duty , with extra pay , discouraged all
friendly social advances , and called out
tiio names in a clear , full voice , dislmet
enough to flatter the most conceited
caller. Nothing is more pleasing to a
caller than to have the name loudly
spoken when being introduced.
When the gates were opened for the
"real American cili/on to file in , Col.
Wilson was _ ably assisted by Mr. Dens-
more , llic white hon.se ollicial who under
stands human nature in general , mid
ollicinl man in particular , bettor than
any other ollicer of the government.
Mr. Dens'iiiore lias : i handsome presence ,
a soft , clear voice when talking to the
ladies , and a magnificent physique , capa
ble of handling the crank who makes the
bold attempt to pass guard to sec the
president , and ho finds himself going
through the door into mid-air before ho
lias time to know what htrnek him. The
Washington crank has a mortal terror of
Mr. Den.sinore , and eyed him askance
while giving their New Year's greeting
to the president.
Sniil onoiwho has grown grey in attend
ing New Year's receptions at the white
house : "This is the best conducted and
largest reception of the kind I have ever
attended and ( hero is nothing to equal it
on record. " Most gratifying to the ad
ministration , and it the year ends as it
has begun , hope will toll a Haltering tale
in the ear of the democratic party. The
custom of keeping "open house" on New
Year's day is not likely to go out of fash
ion in Washington , oven if New York
society does close its doors and go out of
town to have its big sprees. The day
was generally observed and if men were
made drunk they did not appear in pub
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