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Tt-IK SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, JULY 13. 180O.
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THE SUNDAY HEflALO
any move, boyond commenting languidly when
a week goes by without one. And no wonder.
There have been five hangings In Birmingham
(Snleiod at tho Tost Odlco at Washington,
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J. H. SOULB,
A. T. HKNSKY,
The Czar of Russia cschows salt-water
lug. Ills fear of tho serf Is hereditary.
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ton. Wlicn chechs on hanlts in other cities arc
tent the cost of collection will be deducted.
The proposition made to the readers of The
Hekald over two months ago that they should
select by ballot a teacher in the schools of
Washington whom they considered most de
serving of a vacation In Europe as the guest of
this paper was accepted with alacrity, and at
once a "merry war" began between the friends
of well-known educators, continuing until
Tusday evening last. Over two hundred
names, mostly, if not all, of teachers in the
public Ecbools, were entered on the lists, and
from week to week ballots were cast for them
by pupils, friends, and admirers. Tho ballot
ing closed, in accordance with the conditions
as originally announced, at."5 o'clock on Tuesday
evening last, and the ballots cast for tho various
ladies and gentlemen were later carefully
counted by a committee of six gentlemen,
well known to the public of Washington
through their connection as paying tellers with
the leading banks of the city. These gentle
men were Mr. Fked C. Gieseking, of the Cen
tral National Hank; Mr. P. M. Hough, of the
Columbia National Bank; Mr. R. E. White, of
the Bank of Washington; Mr. Iuving G.
Abiiiiy, of the National Metropolitan Bank; Mr.
Bnicn J. Moses, of the Bank of the Republic,
and Mr. Hauhy C. Toweks, of the West End
National Bank. The result of their examina
tion of the votes was the announcement tha i
the highest number, 8,1-10, had been received
by Miss Janus P. McCauley, a well-known and
popular teacher in the Greenleaf School
in Southwest Washington, while Mr.
John T. Fjieeman, principal of the Peabody
School, was second with 7,753 votes. Miss
McCauley was accordingly declared the winner
of the interesting contest, and selected by popular
ballot to enjoy tho trip to Europe, free of all
expense to herself, which had been offered by
The SrsiuY Heuald. The result gave gen
eral satitfactlon, as Miss McCaueev is known
as an intelligent, experienced, painstaking, and
successful teacher, who has the warmest regard
and esteem of the school officials, as well as of
her pupils, and, in fact, all who know her.
Thus ended the most unique undertaking
ever heard or in Wasulngton journalism, and
The Hhkald may be pardoned if it feels con
siderable pride in tho result. Tho total poll of
votes was within a few of 27,000, or about 3,500
for each issue of tho paper during the eight
weeks of the balloting. Takiug into account
the fact that The Heiiaed sells at five cents
per copy, while tho dally papers sell for two and
three cents,lf TheHekald had been Issued daily
during tho fifty-six da's of tho contract, at the
lower price, the total vote would havo reached
tho magnificent figure of neaily 300,000.
In conclusion, The Hejiaed wishes to con
gratulate tho lady who has been declared by
ballot our most popular school teacher, and
to thank its friends who aided in making tho
undertaking a success, especially tho six gcu
tlemeu who so cheerfully undertook tho task
of counting tho votev, Mr. Fj-.ank IIofj-a,
who added to tho interest of tho contest by
donating a gold watch to be given to tho
winner; to Dr. Deane, who presented a su
burban lot to the same fortuuate person, and
to Mr. Van Wickle, tho steamship and tourist
Tho people of Birmingham, Ala., havo be
came go blaii with the fearful excitement of
gxttoutlgns that they pay no atteutlou to them
If any one knows of a question on which tho
Republicans in Congress can agree the first
time they try be will confer a groat favor by
communicating with T. B. 11., House of Rep
resentatives. A bill fixing eight hours as the limit of a day's
work for Government laborers was favorably
reported to the House last week, For years
there has been on tho statuto books a law In
tended to effect the samo purpose, but It has
been practically a dead letter from Its enact
ment. There does not 6ecm to bo much use of
burdening the statuto books with laws of this
kind if Government ofllclals arc too negligent
or too cowaully to enforce them.
Some Western Republicans have already be
gun to whoop It up for a "boodle and brains"
ticket for 1803, composed of Ai.onii and Reed.
Heretofore the Republicans have at least had
tho delicacy to keep boodle In the background
of second place, whether bralus or biliousness
headed the ticket; and it Is a perfectly safo pre
diction that if Mr. Reed's cooperation Is ro
quired to reverse that order of things, for
onco he will prove an uncompromising stickler
A letter on the tariff question, purporting to
have been written by President Hauiuson In
answer to an Invitation to attend a grangers'
exhibition at Carlisle Pa., is going tho rounds
of tho press. From the construction of tho
sentences and the paplike consistency of tho
idoas enunciated on the tariff, there is a suspi
cion that Baby McK.ee has been indulging in
his fondness for practical jokes at tho expense
of his grandfather and the grangers. Anion g
tho statements In theletter remarkable for bad
form and worse reasoning are the following:
"As there is no doubt that tho farming element
of this country is the backbone of this Govern
ment, or any other free government, It Is ne
cessary that they should understand this ques
tion so that they can choose between free trade
and protection, one of which would be ruinous
to the Government and the other would be pros
perity to the Government. This free trade ques
tion is a dangerous one to handle, and if it
should win In 1S92 It would cause great distress
throughout tho land, something never expe
rienced by the American people." After perus
ing this nerveless "stagger" at one of tho
greatest questions of the day it is Invigorating
and refreshing to turn to Cleveland's bold,
clear-cut, and vigorous message on the same
Mr. II. King, Jr., and daughter, of King's
Palace, are at Atlantic City.
Mr. Hamburger, .7. Strasburger, and D. Nncb
ninn will leave to-morrow for Baltimore, where
they will bo joined by a party of ten, who will go
with them to Boston, returning by way of At
lantic City. They expect to be gone four weeks.
Col. Edwin J. Harvie and his daughters, the
Misses Harvie, have changed their residence
from Twenty-third htrect, north of Washington
Circle, to a delightful new house. No. 028
Twenty-third street, just south of Washington
Miss Marion Lewis, an aged lady and a mem
ber of an old Washington family, died suddenly
of heart trouble yesterday at Oakland, Md.,
whero she went about six weeks ago. Miss
Lewis was a Bister of the late Samuel Lewis, the
jeweler, and an nunt of tho wife of Dr. -T. T.
Sowers. The remains will bo placed in the vault
at Glouwood for tho present to await the return
of a number of members of the family who are
Dr. P. J. Murphy, physician in charge of Co
lumbia Hospital, will sail from New York on
Wednesday, the 23d instant, in the Red Star
steamer Wcsterland, for Antwerp, en route to
Berlin, to attend the International Medical Con
gress nt Berlin, Augusts, 0, and 7. Dr. Murphy
is to read before the Congress a paper on "Pucr- I
pcral Septicemia" an elaborate discussion of
obstetrics and of diseases of women, in both of
which branches of science he Is famous as u
o ADDITIONAL! CTiERKS.
Siocdv Adjudication of Claims Under the
Dependent Pension Act.
Tho Ilouso Committee on Appropriations yes
tcidny reported to the House an urgent bill
making a gross appropriation of $030,200 to de
fray the expense of employing 103 additional
clerke. in the Pension Bureau, 103 in tho Record
and Pension Division of tho War Department,
and ton in the Second Auditor's Office. The
object of increasing the force is to provide for
the speedy adjudication of claims to be filed
under the dependent pension act. Tho clerks
aro to be employed ou July 21 next.
Jules Ferry Will Return to Polities.
Pakih, July 12. The most marked sign of
tho reaction against the violent prejudice which
drove M. Jules Ferry from active politics has
been shown In the Department of Vosges,
where tho man who defeated M. Ferry in tho
elections for members of the Chamber of Depu
ties by arousing the old prejudice against him
relative to tho Tonquin affair was himself de
feated by a personal friend of M. Ferry. It is
believed that this will pave the way for M.
Ferry's early return to active politics. Ho was
so unpopular in 1889 that his bU6t at tho Paris
Exposition was removed owing to tho agitation
against him and the threats that it would be
mutilated in spite of tho guard.
Tho New Assistant Secretaries.
Gen. A. B. Ncttleton, of Minnesota, has been
selected as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
uuder tho provisions of the Legislative, Exec
utive, and Judicial Appropriation bill increas
ing tho number to three, aud his nomination
will probably be sent to tho Senate to-morrow.
Tho vacancy caused by the transfer of Assistant
Secretary TIchenor to tho Board of Customs
Appraisers will probably be filled by the ap
pointment of Special Agent Spalding, but no
action will bo taken In this ca60 until tho Senate
shall have acted upon Col. Tichenor's nomination.
'Twas a Fraud.
Tho letter published yesterday morning under
date of Carlisle, Pa., purporting to give tho
views of President Harrison concerning free
trade and protection, i6 not genulue. Tho
President's letter expressing his regret that
prc66uro of urgeut public business would pre
vent ids aeceptauco of the Invitation to attend
tho Natioual Progress Exhibition contained
nothing whatever of a political nature.
It Is frequently stated that poor men can no
longer nfford to enter Congress, and It Is truo
that tho amount of wealth represented in that
body Is rapidly Increasing. If this Indicates a
posltlvo tendency to make Congress a body of
mllllanalrcs to tho exclusion of tho man of
moderate means It is u subject worthy serious
nttcntlon aud thought, and It is doubtful if an
Increaso of salary, as has been proposed, would
materially change tho conditions. Back of tho
whole matter lies tho question of the effect
unou tho integrity of personal character and
tho manner of life, of tho mad rush for leader
ship In tho financial aud the social world, which
is so marked a feature of American life.
There Is a growing disposition in Washing
ton to make a display of wealth; houses, furni
ture, equipages, dinners, and costumes arc moro
elaborate and costly each year. It is this lavish
use of money too often unaccompaulcd by culture
or refined breeding that makes one blush for
American society. Money should bo used for
comfort and pleasure, for the good It may
bring its possessor and others, but when used os
tentatiously aud for tho apparent purpose of ex
citing comment as to the value of personal be
longings it becomes vulgar, offensive to all
cood taste aud refinement. There are to be
found In Washington many people living In a
quiet, refined style, which is felt as a restful,
delightful Influence prevadiug tho household,
and surrounding tho guest as a dcllcato atmos
phere. Such homes oiler the truest hospitality
and they stand as types of truo American so
ciety. If Washington social life wore kept
within this plane of Amciican simplicity aud
refinement there would bo less talk of the poor
man being unablo to enter Congress.
Said a bright little woman the other day:
"Why do women kiss each other on the 6trect,
In tho stores, and in other public places ? Some
womcu kiss at meeting and parting from others,
although they know they will In all probability
sco the same persons again within the next
twenty-four hours. If the kissing woman
would but stop long euougb to reflect she
might discover that 6he makes other women
dread to meet her in public places. A kiss Is,
or ought to be, too sacred a thing to bo given
without regard to the sentiment or the place."
And the little woman's vigorous protest will
find an echo in many other woman's heart.
C. D. Warner has a timely article in the Juno
Atlant ic on the novel in the public school. When
teachers and parents more fully understand tho
vital importance of a tasto for the best in litera
ture, and its effect on the whole vigor aud trend
of the mindand the morals of the individual,
they will see that better work is done in devel
oping this taste in the young people, and, as Mr.
Warner suggests, the teachers themselves will
be required to show a higher standard. That
the public taste is at a very low point is evi
denced by the character of tho novels piling the
counters of the book stores and the tables in
the homes. Think of preferring the "Duchess"
to Scott or Dickens; but bow many do !
Newspapers by well-written book reviews can
do much toward creating a taste for fine litera
ture. Bcoks should not be reviewed "to sell,"
but to keep those interested informed of now
publications and their general character. Many
city newspapers give a page weekly to such mat
ter, and no more scholarly criticism can be found
anywhere than isfouud frequently in these samo
papers. However mistaken at times the critic
may be in his judgment of tho power and value
of n book, he cannot fall to teach the public to
exercise a discriminating taste, and to reject
that which has neither sincerity of purpose nor
purity of English to recommend it.
Regarding the question of opening museums,
art galleries, and public libraries on Sunday,
why should a small class bo allowed to decide
the question against the many? And why
should the Christian people decide that that
which is morally and intellectually elevating
and refining is irreligious? The "Be ye per
fect" certainly includes the physical, intellec
tual, moral, and (esthetic elements as much as
the religious. May it not be tho withholding of
the cup of cold water to deny to tho working
people on the one day of lelsuro they have the
opportunity to visit tho above-named places,
for with the new thoughts engendered in such
places fresh vigor of mind and heart will bo
earned into tho labor of tho new week. To
open theso Institutions at night Is not sufficient.
Few laboring men and womon havo the physical
strength to visit such places after a day's hard
work. Do not let us endow our libraries and
galleiies and call them "public" and "free,"
then by narrow regulations close them to all
but tho leisure class.
In a discussion of social questions recently it
was suggested that tho United States Govern
ment In its treatment of employis can and
should furnish an example for all largo corpo
rations. In most of tho Departments tho hours
for labor are not unreasonable, and tho average
salary paid is at least fair. Thus in tho two
most important respects the Government does
set an example that might well bo imitated.
But thero aro yet some minor things that could
belmpioved. Thero bhould bo, for Instance, an
hour's intermission at noon instead of one-half
hour as at present. This would allow tho clerk
to get a lunch without danger of producing
dyspepsia and other ills by tho too great haste
with which, under tho present mode, ho must
eat and drink. Ho would havo tlmo also for
stretching tho limbs and straightening tho back
In a short walk, thus relieving tho brain aud
vital orgaus of their congested condition, duo to
so many hours of continuous writing at a desk.
Ono hour noon would moro than regain tho ex
tra half hour in the increased vigor of tho clerk
for his afternoon work.
Moio than this, thero is tho question of holi
days. The world would bo purer aud happier,
aud surely no less wealthy and piosperous, if
all working people were given at least one-half
day In each week for homo and family uec.
There aro bits of gardening, carpentcrlug, sow
ing, purchasing, etc., etc., to bo doue, for which
a part of tho week day with its daylight is
needed, Then would Sunday be moro truly a
day of rest. This half holiday would causo
employers to suffer no appreciable loss, busi
ness hours could remain tho same, and tho
working people would be groat gainers physi
cally and morally. In this tho Government
might well set an example.
Not long sluco on the pages of n leading
magazine an American millionaire expressed
bis views conccrnlug public benefactions. Dis
cussing tho article, a High School teacher 6ald:
"I have often wished somo of tho generous
hearted millionaires might como In contact with
some of the things I have. I havo seen girls of
talent and ambition, doing fine work in tho
high schools and eager for a fuller courso in
college, compelled by poverty to become wage
earners before fairly prepared. Tastes nnd
talents remain unsatisfied and undeveloped, and
tho best work In the world of which thoy might
be capable Is never done. If such girls could
receive a loan without interest of sufficient
amount to pay college expeuses, and tho term
at repayment made such that It could bo done
with rcsonnblc economy, many n life would bo
completer and happier." The suggestion is
worthy of tho consideration of all bonovolent-
Apropos of tho Fourth of July, how many
parents whllo providing tho fascinating fire
works for tho little ones think to tell them the
story of the nation's birth ? No talo of adven
ture in or out of fairyland has for them a greater
charm than "this story which is truo" of the
heroes of 1770. Tell it to tho young people in
such wise that the phrases "our country" and
"our Hag" shall when spoken causo a quicken
ing of the pulse, and patriotism cease to bo a
meaningless tcim. Teach the children to love
their country, nnd when men and women thoy
will honor her by tho Quality of their citizenship.
L. T. Cami'HEll.
SOME POLITICAL TALK.
A NEW AND USEFULi FRUIT.
Something About the Shaddock and
Sudden Growth in Popularity.
"It is not often that we get anything in tho
shape of a novelty In the fiult line," a largo
dealer said, "but we did have a fruit tho past
spring that was apparently new to most peo
ple. It was the shaddock, and It had a great
run. Now it is out of season aud cau't bo bad
nt any price. But next season 1 expect the de
mand for it will be greater than ever. The
shaddock has been growing in popularity stead
ily for a few years, and last season it took a big
jump to tho front, so that every one was eating
it before the season closed. And the shaddock,
I think, will become more and moro popular as
its excellent qualities aro fully appreciated.
It's an admirable fruit, and the doctors say it
possesses qualities of peculiar value in clearing
and cooling the blood in spring and getting the
system into condition to bear the hot weather."
"How long has the shaddock been on the
market here?" TheIIbkald man asked.
"Well, 1 suppose four or five years. We
used to utilize them more as a show fruit than
anything else up to a short time ago. Thoy
have sold as high as twenty cents each and as
low as five cents. It depends entirely upon the
season of the year, and consequently as to their
degree oi scarcity."
"Where does your supply come from, the
West Indies or Florida ?"
"We get all from Florida. The fruit raised
there is much nicer than that of the West In
dies, and! doubt if we get any at all from the
"No," tho gentleman continued, in answer to
another suggestion, "I don't think the shaddock
can be properly called a fashionable fruit. It's
too useful In itself to be fashionable," he said,
unconsciously giving a peep into the fashionable
world as he regarded it. "You see, it's a very
large fruit, not at all pretty, very hard to handle
wucn eating it; not at all like tne mangoe and
tamourine, which ladies can eat with their
gloves on. They're fashionable fruits. People
eat the shaddock because they like it. If it was
a fashionable fruit they wouldn't call It shad
dock; they'd put some French or other odd
name ou it."
And speaking of tho name of this fruit, it may
be interesting to know that it 1& derived from an
Englishman, Capt. Shaddock, who introduced
it into the West Indies. The shaddock belongs
to the order of Auranltacex or orangeworts.
The four great branches of this family which
are best known are the citrus limonum, or lemon
tree; tho citrus aurantium, or orange tree; the
citrus limetta, or lime tree, and tho citrus decu
mana, or shaddock treo. The last-named is the
giant of the order. The fruit itself is a cross
between the lemon and tho orange, and com
bines inauy of the best qualities of both. Tho
shaddock grows very much as tho orange does,
except that the branches of tho trees are very
thin and almost as thin as wire. They never
break, but bend down with tho weight of their
fruit. Tho leaves arc very long, and tough and
CRANKS AND 'JCIIE WHITE HOUSE.
Capt. IMnsmore lias His Courage Testod
Opening a Mysterious 1'nelcngo.
The varieties of cranks that Infest tho Whlto
Ilouso aro Innumerable. Not long since a pack
ago was received addressed to tho President.
It was about six Inches long aud tho size of a
pound fruit can. It was Incased In various
wrappings, and had a suspicious string dang
ling at one end, which suggested tho idea of
something explosive. It was handed with
great caution to Capt. Dinsmorc, who had been
assigned tho duty of opening it. Nobody
doubts that tho Captain is a bravo man, but for
all that ho thought best to bo a llttlo cautious,
as ho was in no hurry to leave his present posi
tion for kingdom come. Ho unwound tho outer
wraps with great caro and gently pried off tho
cover with his penknife and found tho can ap
parently filled with sawdust; but following tho
courso of tho string with his knife ho fouud it
struck something hard, but by gently shoving
It up to tho surface ho discovered an immense
plug of tobacco !
I'or tlio past six weeks a rellclous crank, who
dates his missives from Philadelphia and writes
a good hand and expresses his thoughts with
apparent lucidity, not to say force, has beeu
sending a treatise on soiiiq religious topics once
or uviee a wcok io "my lrienu, tuo rresuteut."
It Is needless to say that tho "middle man,"
who is this time a woman, deposits all this
wa6to of paper and zeal in tho waste basket,
unread and unanswered by word or sign, Tho
writer is not discouraged, but continues to pour
out his benevolent religious intentions upon tho
nation's Chief Executive.
All thocranks who uso threatening language
and they are not a fow have their messages
put on lilo for future refereneo and identifica
tion of the writers, in case any "unpleasant
ness" should eusuo therefrom.
Personally conducted excursion Thursday,
July 17. Don't fall to secure seats in advauco
at 019 and 1351 Penusvlvania avenue. No ex
tra charge. Round trip $1. Traiu leaves B. &
O. station at 10 A. M.
Mr. James F. Joy, of Detroit, tho man who
nominated "James F. Blniuo" at tho Inst Chi
cago convention, mndc a formal announce
ment In New York on Friday that his friend,
Gen. Russell A. Alger, of Michigan, was a can
didal for tho Presidential nomination in 1S92.
A Michigan Representative, who Is a cloic
pcrsonnl friend of Gen. Alger, said at the
Capitol yesterday that ho thought Mr. Joy was
a llttlo premature. "I know," the Michigan
Congressman said, "that Gen. Alger will do
nothing toward securing a nomination while
ho remains at the head of tho Grand Army of
the Republic. Ho declared this to mo only a
fow weeks ago nt his house in Detroit, aud" ho
meant It. Ho Is devoting himself heart and
soul to tho Grand Army, as he does to every
thing ho undertakes, and is determined to
allow no politics to creep into his connection
with that organization. But when Gon. Alger
retires from the head of tho G. A. R. at the
annual encampment In August, then I think ho
will turn his attention to 1S92. Gen. Alger
wauts the nomination, I believe. Ho will have
Michigan solidly behind him, and ho has warm
friends who will do anything thoy can for him
In all parts of the country. Wo aro all for him,
and if ho goes into tho fight for tho nomination
ho will mako things lively for tho other fellows.
But It is unjust to say that Gen. Alger Is now a
candidate for tho nomination."
Tho belief is growing that the Republicans in
the South mean to force the Federal Election
bill through that boily lu one way or another.
Many who a few weeks ago admitted that the
bill could not be passed now take a very dif
ferent view of it. Thoy have discovered how
tho moro radical Republicans are using every de
vice and bringing to bear all sorts of pressure to
force tho more conservative Senators into line
for the bill, and they already perceive that theso
things arc having tho expected result.
Tho determination of the Virginia Republicans
to put no ticket in the field this fall was taken
with a view to influencing public opinion in
favor of tho passage of tho law. At tho Re
publican Senatorial caucus tho other night
thirty-one of tho thirty-six Senators present
favored changing the rules of tho Seuato so
that debate can bo shut eff. And oven Demo
crats have no confidence now that the
other Republican Senators will hold out
against the caucus dictation. It is believed
that at the second caucus, to bo held early this
week, all tho Senators will be forced into line
In favor of changing tho rules. But oven if this
is not done, there aro those who hold that Mr.
Ingalls will not hesitate to force a closure of
the debate regardless of the rules of tho Senate
If that becomes necessary in order to pass tho
Senator Carlisle is still confident that tho
conservative meu on the Republican side will
not tolerate such a change in the riles as the
radicals want. He says they will not have to
change the rules. Other Democrats do not
take this view of It, and the Southerners feel
that a genuine and great misfortune threatens
their section. The'" believe that all tho horrors
of the reconstruction period will be rccnactcd.
At tho Capitol a great deal of interest is taken
in the campaign in Pennsylvania. There Is
talk of disaffection both among tho Demo
crats aud tho Republicans. Among the latter
there is undeniable dissatisfaction, which Is 11-'
able to result in an organized revolt against
Delamater, Quay's candidato for Governor.
The talk of disaffection among tho Democrats
grows out of the bltteruess of the
Wallace men at tho failure of tho ex
Senator to secure the nomination for Governor.
The only charge against Pattison is that ho is
not a spoilsman. Mr. Max F. Ihmsen, tho
Washington correspondent of tho Pittsburg
Post, who went to Scranton to look after the
Democratic convention for his paper, returned
to this city a few days ago. He savs that If
a nomination was ever forced by the people
it was that of Pattieon. The Wallaco
men themselves did not realize how
strong the popular sentiment ran to Pattison,
especially in the western part of tho State,
until tho delegates began to pour into Scran
ton. The Pittsburg Post, which is now rec
ognized as the strongest straight Democratic
paper in Pennsylvania, threw all its influence
for Pattison, and had a great deal to do with
making his nomination so easy. Col. Albert
Barr, one of the proprietors aud manager of the
paper, worked hard for Pattison at the conven
tion; but, curiously enough, Ex-Collector
Barr, who was appointed by Cleveland,
nnd held office until a short tlmo ago,
and who has nlso a largo interest in tho Post,
was a Wallace man. The friends of Wallace
nro very soro at his defeat, but thoy aro not
likely to bolt tho ticket, certainly In no consid
erable numbers. Ou tho other hand, Pattison
is likely to draw a considerable number of votes
from Republicans, who want to hit at Quay
ENTERTAINED BY COLiUMBIAS.
Members of the Amateur Athletic Union
in the City.
The members of tho Amateur Athletic Union
of tho United States, who are to hold a prelim
inary meeting In this city to arrange foi tho an
nual meeting of tho Union hero ou September
13, arrived from New York yesterday aftornoon.
They were met at tho depot by a dele
gation from tho Columbia Athletic Club,
whoso guests they aro, aud driven out in a
tally-ho coach to Wbodley Inn, whero they
were dined. Tho party then retured to tho
city, and were taken to Analostan Island,
where a very hearty welcome was extended
them by President Hood, of the Columbias,
who spoke in his happiest vein. A
pleasant speech was also mado by
Mr. H. Perry, of tho Columbias.
Responses were mado by Mr. McMillan, of
Philadelphia, tho presidont of tho Union; Mr.
Fred Jansen, of Stateu Island, and Messrs.
Llvlngstou and Sullivan, of New York. During
tho ovenimr, which was a most delightful one,
tho Island was brilliantly lighted up by
numerous bonfires and quite a dis
play of p3'rotechnics. Tho Gleo Club
of the Columhius also contributed their quota
to tho entertainment of tho club's guests.
No business of any kind has been transacted
as yet, but it is tho present intention to hold
a meeting on Monday, when tho programme
of sports for tho annual meeting will bo dls
cussed and decided upon.
Important Political Action.
l'Aitis, July 12. Tho most important politi
cal action during tho week was tho decision of
tho Superior Council of Commerco that in tho
forthcoming tariff bill raw silk materials shall
bo placed on tho free list. Tho Temps, which
usually speaks tho government's mind on such
occasions, says It couslders tins tho most im
portant political action of tho year, aud de
clares it assures tho continued prosperity of
Lyons oyer her Italian and other rivals.