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E SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, AXJGrTJST 31, 1SQO.
Ono of tho most savage attacks I' havo over
known a nowspapcr to mako on a public
man wa3 made by tho New York Sun last Fri
day on l?epre6entatIvo Cannon, of Illinois.
Here Is tbc opening senteuco of an editorial by
tho Sun on tbo remark which Mr. Cannon
made In debate on Wednesday, and which was
called In question as unparliamentary: "Tho
un6peakablo loafer who represents tho Fif
teenth District of Illinois In the Houso of Rep
resentatives of tho Fifty-first Congress ought
to bo sent homo to his constituents saturated
Tvith carbolic acid or some other powerful dis
infectant. His continued prcsunco In
Congress is an insult to common
decency and to tho nation's 6clf-rcspcct."
Hero's how tho article closes: "Ccnsuro at
tho bar of tho IIouso will not answer. What
tho Houso needs is disinfection. Send back to
private life tho author of tho speech that will
never bo reported in any typo just as it was de
livered. Send back to tho Fifteenth District of
Illinois tho man with the dirty mouth." Now,
if this speech "will nover be reported in any
typo just as it wos delivered" how, I would llko
to know, docs this writer in tho New York Sun
know what the speech was ?
All this affectation of verbal purity and of
disgust at Mr. Cannon's remark is extremely
ridiculous. Mr. Cannon spoke in tho hurry
of debate, which must always be an excuso for
more or less unpolished utterances, yet this re
mark, about which so much fuss has'been made,
as reported In tho Congressional Record of Thurs
day, need not offend anybodv. I admit it is capa
ble of a coarse construction, but it Is also capable
of a construction which renders It not only un
objectionable but very appropriate; and if this
coarse construction is put upon it it is not tho
fault of Mr. Cannon. As ho very properly said,
in reply to his critics, "JFoni soit qui mal y
pensc." Tho remark belongs to Mr. Cannon, but
the construction belongs to the man who
There are people who find good in every
thing, and there are peoplo so constituted that
they see evil in everything. There are said to
be some scientists so skilled in physiology
and natural history that if they are furnished
with a single bono of any animal that ever
existed they can, out of their knowledge and
ingenuity, construct the entiro animal. So in
"the moral world there aro some people 60 de
praved that if you give them a single word to
start on, no matter if it bo tho initial word of
the Lord's Prayer or tho Sermon on the Mount,
they can, out of their perverted ingenuity,
construct an indecent remark or a blackguard
tory upon it. The readiness that some peoplo
show to interpret Mr. Cannon's remark
in a coarse way seems to argue 6imply that the
gentlemen aro personally familar with tho gos
sip and the literature of coarseness. If any
remark is capable of a decent interpretation I
think decent people will civc it that interpreta
tion. The capacity for attaching low meanings
to equivocal expressions argues, I think, a cer
tain decree of guilty knowledge and of low
habit. The mock indignation which the af
fected purists show at Mr. Cannon's harmless
remark seem to me to resemble the indigna
tion shown by the young woman who repelled
an improper advance by her fiancic with the
remark that she bad been cheated that way
Tho expression which dropped from Mr. Can
non in the hurry of debate on Wednesday, and
for which he has been so unmercifully, and I
"would add unfairly and indecently, censured
and abused, could not by any possible construc
tion be made one-tenth as coarse as the remarks
that are said to have been habitual with Presi
dent Lincoln every hour of the day and in all
sorts of company. Yet I hear the great martyr
President praised and admired for unmitigated
and undoubted coarseness, while the precious
hypocrites profess to want to have Judge Can
non tarred and feathered for one little remark,
which is hardly open to suspicion, and which
certainly cannot be construed in an offensive
.sense except by a depraved imagination.
One thing is certain, the Democrats are the
party of peace and order and decorum. It was
an envious sight to see the undisturbed serenity
of the entiro Democratic side of the House on
Wednesday when the entire Republican side
was In disorder, ono Republican leader calling
another Republican leader a liar aud a tramp,
and, worse than that, while other Republican
members were thumping each other, not like
prize fighters, which would have had some
merit in it, but like irate and drunken fish
women. Representative Wilson, of Washington, who
got into the fight on Wednesday with Repre
sentative Beckwith, is the same gentleman
whom Gen. Spinola called "Sonny" ono day.
"Gen. Spinola had made some remark about a
gentleman who was not named, which caused
several members to rise In their several places,
and to ask one after another if the remark was
meant for them. Finally little Wilson rose and
inquired if ho was the gentleman intended.
"No, I didn't mean you, my son," said the old
General, as if he were saying "Shoo fly," and
Jio proceeded with his remarks.
Tho Senate has agreed to halt before erecting
the statue of Lafayette on the site prepared at
the edge of Lafayette Square and Pennsylvania
avenue, on the ground that second thought
may find a better place for it. Wherever the
monument may finally be placed, it will be an
ornament and a fine piece of art. We aro soon
to have an ex-Secretary of War (Edwin M.
Stanton) put up in front of the War Denart-
ment liulldint', and an ex-Secretarv of the
Treasury in front of the Treasury Building, and
In a short time we shall certainly have in Wash
ington more outrdoor statuary than there is in
any other city in the Union, On histori
cal associations and commemorative art
wc shall soon bo ahead even of Chicago.
The historical associations aud tho art collec
tions that aro bound to cluster around this city
within the next century will make Washington
-to tho student of history and art a moro Inter
esting city than either London or Rome. In
the next hundred years the United States of
Ameilea will make more history than any other
nation has made since the Deluge, and It will bo
all epitomised and symbolized in Washington.
A Colored ThPef Shot.
Greenberry Duvall, a negro, who has ju6t
finished serving a term in the penitentiary for
housebreaking, was shot in tho right leg by
Ofllcer Feigerson, of the Second Precinct, about
9:30 o'clock last night. Duvall aud a colored
boy entered the store kept by Henry Landry, at
1240 Seventh street northwest. The boy stolo
a pair of pauts, and Duvall tried to cover his
-retreat, which resulted in his being shot. Tho
pants were recovered, and Duvall was sent to
the Emergency Hospital, where Doctor Ellison
made an unsuccessful attempt to extract tho
bullet. Tho wouud was only a ilesh wound.
St. Ijouis, 1(0,357 Bofaton, 110,507.
The Census Ol Ice yesterday announced the
result of the com t of tho population in tho following-named
ciUes: St. Louis, 400,857, an In
crease during the census period of 109,839, or
31.34 per cent.; iiojton, 410,507, increase, 83,
,CGB, or 23.CO per cunt.
DON'T MICE OFFICE-HOIjDING.
Mr. Clnrkson Concluded nil Service Yo
tordny nis Successor.
Mr. Clarkeon, First Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral, practically concluded his services In tho
PoBtOfllco Department yesterday. Tho Presi
dent much desired his further contlnuanco In
tho place, but Mr. Clarkson was unablo to ro
main longor. It is stated that Mr. Clarkson
assumed tho offlco in March, 1SS9, only at the
strong pcreuaslou of tho President, tho Repub
lican National Comralttco, and the leading men
of tho party, and that ho has rcmalnod In It slnco
against his own wishes.
Ho said last night: "I accepted this offlco un
willingly, ond for a term of months, not years,
and I lay it down gladly. My relations with
tho President and Postmaster General have
never boon clso than cordial and pleasant. But
I havo no liking for ofllco-holdlng, and whilo
tho postal service is ono that will absorb tho
Intorcst and command tho prldo of any ono
connected with it I very much rotor privato
life and Its independence. Tho reports that 1
havo given up Iowa as my homo aro incorrect.
It is tho best State in tho union, and my lot Is
cast with it."
Mr. Clarkson will very soon assutno tho
presidency of tho Judson Pneumatic Railway
Company, which applies now principles to lo
comotion and to motivo power in cities, and
which is now building a railway in Washington
The men most prominently named as Mr.
Clarksou's successor are L. T. Mlchener, of
Indiana; II. C. Payne, of Wisconsin; Chauncoy
I. Fillcy, of Missouri; John N. Irwin, of Iowa;
Samuol Fessenden, of Connecticut; W. W.
Morrow, of California, and E. C. Fowler, now
chief clerk of the office. As Mr. Clarkson was
tho only representative of tho Mississippi Val
ley and the West in tho Department, it is
thought that his successor is most likely to
como from tho West also.
Mr. Candler, of Massachusetts, has secured
tho passage through tho IIouso of a bill for the
relief of tho owners and crows of tho whaling
vessels Midas, Progress, Lagoda, Daniel Web
stor, aud Europe. This bill has been pending
since tho Forty-fifth Congress, and appropriates
$138,000. Those vessels at the beginning of the
whaling season of 1871 received information
that thirty American whaling vessels were
hemmed In tho Ice in tho Arctic Sea, and pro
ceeded to their relief, rescuing 900 shipwrecked
men, thus losing tho entire whaling season. It
is thought proper that the Government should
prevent tho owners and crews of tho vessels
named from loss.
Arabs on the Potomac.
Tho steamer Macalester on Thursday evening
took down tho jolly party of the season, it being
the first excursion of tho Ancient Order of tho
Nobles of tho Mystic Shrine, Almas Temple.
Everybody seemed acquainted, and all vied
with each other as to who could do most to
mako a pleasant evening for all. Potentate
Gcorgo II. Walker presented Mrs. Charles E.
Gibbs with a most beautifully engrossed set of
resolutions, a token of the Mystic Shrine. Har
rison Dingman responded for Mrs. Gibbs in a
very pleasing manner. On tho return trip the
degreo of the Daughters of Hebe was conferred
upon all the ladles present. So far they all
have kept the secrets.
Finest and Safest Trains in America.
In tho construction of the Royal Blue Line
trains now in service via tho B. it O. R. R. be
tween Washington. Baltimore, Philadelphia,
and New York, security and safety were first
considerations, and these havo been secured by
tho adoption of tho vestibule appliance, the
anti-telescoping device, and tho Introduction
of steam heat and Pintsch gas. The trains are
models of neatness and elegance in all respects,
nothing having been omitted that would relievo
travel of any of its ordinary risks and discom
forts. For the Removal ofGrant's Remains.
To-morrow is committee day in the House,
and Representative O'Neill, of the Committee
on Library, is hopeful of getting up the resolu
tion calling for the removal of Gen. Grant's re
mains from New York to Arlington. Mr.
O'Neill is confident that tho resolution will
pass. He said yesterday: "I think the only
opposition will be from the members from
New York City, and possibly some of those
from New York State."
The Police Capture a Calf.
Officers Oriani and Fuller found a young
calf tied to the fencing on the Ninth-street wing
of tho Centre Market about 12 o'clock last
night. It was brought to the First Precinct
-To-morrow will be Labor Day, and it will be
ffenorally observed as n holiday by members of
labor organizations in tho District. Bricklayers'
Union No. 1 will trlyo a parado and picnic at tho
?.?,h0u.tze5TPark; Mount Vernon Assembly No.
li'Ja, K. ofL., painters and decorators, will give
an excursion to Itlver View. Plasterers' As
sembly 1014, K. of L., will give an excursion to
Sign-boards and other similar means of adver
tising aro seen scattered all over tho outskirts of
tho city, but tho most novel Idea seen yet in this
MS? '? ll B.lKU representing u lanro white elephant.
'Inia has been placed between Second and Third
nnd M and N streets southeast, on tho lino of tho
Electric Railroad, by Mr. E. A. Stiebel, proprie
tor of the London lluzar, 713 Market Space.
Drink Tannhauser beer. H. Benzler.
An old Bray-halred man (jiving tho name of
Professor Do Ghent, whoso residence could not
bo obtained, fell last night at the corner of Elev
enth street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest
and badly cut tho back of his head, no was re
moved to tho Emergency Hospital nnd his In
jury was dressed by Dr. Ellison.
Lucy Brooks, colored, was convicted In tho
Police Court Thursday of an attempt to poison
Mrs. N, Trueman, housekeeper at 007 I street
northwest. Judge Miller guvo her thirty days
on tho farm.
Charlie Jones and William J. McClery, who
claimed to bo brothers, were arrested by Officers
Oriani and Fuller, at the corner of Eleventh
street and Pennsylvania avenue, whilo engaged
in fighting, about 11 o'clock last night.
The Virtues of Buttermilk.
From tho St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
As a therapeutic agent buttermilk is given
now to a sick person when nothing else is al
lowed. It is a powerful nerve tonic. Butter
milk is now considered better than sweet milk
for persons Inclined to dyspepsia, because ono
of the difficulties of milk Its slow digestive
qualities Is removed at once, as buttermilk
has already irono through one process of diges
tion. Iced buttermilk is a fashionable fad now.
Ladies oiler a glass of buttermilk to their
friends just as they do tho "cup of tea" in
A Bud Use for the Sash,
From tho New York Press.
Walter Wright, dressed lu ultra fashion, with
a pretty serge suit and a great cream-colored
sash wound round his slim waist, was held at
Jefferson Market yesterday for shopllftlug. Ho
was caught In Macy's on Friday by Dotectlvo
Sergeants McCauley aud O'Brien after he had
stolen a glass jewel. Wheu searched two
feather funs, a pocketbook, a cut-glass dUh, a
drinking cup, two pairs of eyeglasses, and a silk
scarf were found hidden in the stylish scarf
aroufrd his waist. Wright said that ho had
taken too many mixed ilrlnk6 aud was Intoxi
cated when he went to Macy's.
THOMAS DOWLING, Auctioneer.
Residence No. 917 Sixteenth
Street Northwest at Auction,
CONSISTING OF FINE CHERRY AND WAL
NUT CHAMBER SUITES, WITH WARD
ROBES AND CHIFFONIERS TO MATCH;
HAIR AND HUSK MATTRESSES, W. W.
SPRINGS, GILT FRAME PIER AND St ANTEL
MIRRORS, PLUSH PARLOR SUITE, ODD
CHAIRS, LEATHER-COVERED AND OTHER
ROCKERS, MIUROR-BACK ETEGERES,
BOOK CASES, DESKS, ODD WARDROBES,
BEDDING. RUGS, BRUSSELS CARPETS,
PILLOWS AND BOLSTERS, EXTENSION
TABLE, M. T. SIDEBOARD, WALNUT
BREAKFAST TABLE, ANTIQUE SIDE
TABLE, DINING CHAIRS, PICTURES,
PLATED WARE. CHINA AND GLASS WARE,
AWNINGS, SCREENS, KITCHEN REQUISI
TES, ETC., ETC.
On MONDAY, September 1, 1890, commencing
tit 10 A. M., ut residence No. 017 Sixteenth street,
botween I and K strecta northwest, (opposite
Hotel Arno.) I will sell tho nbovo effects. Terms
cash, and nil goods to bo removed on day of sale.
THOMAS DOWLING, Auctioneer.
OF A LARGE LOT OF
MERCHANT TAILORS' CLOTH
On WEDNESDAY, September 3. 1890.
within our sales-rooms, at 10 A. M., I will
sell for account of tho underwriters
ABOUT 350 LOTS OF FINE CLOTH.
In patterns for
PANTS, VESTS, ETC.
Somo of tho stock has been slightly
damaged by fire and water, but the ma
jor portion will bo found In good order.
THOMAS DOWLING, Auctioneer.
PARLOR SUITE. WINDOW HANGINGS.BRUS
SELS AND INGRAIN CARPETS, HALL. AND
STAIR CARPETS, SEVERAL -WARDROBES,
EXTENSION TABLES, CHAIRS, WALNUT
AND PAINTED CHAMBER FURNITURE IN
SUITES AND ODD PIECES, MATTRESSES,
PILLOWS AND BOLSTERS, SPRINGS.H EAT
ING STOVES, BEDDING AND BED LINEN,
CHINA AND GLASS WARE.COOKING UTEN
On MONDAY, September 1, 1800, commencing
at 9:30 o'clock A. M., at residence No. 315 C street,
between Third and Four-and-a-half streets north
west, I will sell tho above effects.
Terms cash. Goods to be removed at once.
RATCLIFFE, DARR & CO., Auots.,
ART GALLERIES AND SALES-ROOMS,
920 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest.
Largest and Most Complete Facilities for tho
Conduct of tho
IN THE CITY.
Wo aro prepared to conduct sales of ART
GOODS of every description.
LIBRARIES. LITERARY GOODS. FURNI-
TURE, AND HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS,
At Our Rooms and at Privato Residences.
HORSES, CARRIAGES AND BELONG-
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS,
Merchandise Catalogued and Arranged for
Advances Made on Consignments Wheu De
sired. The Only Houso in Washington Making Sales
Exclusively Within tho Rooms.
Two Largo Floors Devoted Exclusively to
Largo Freight Elovntor.
Spacious Storage-Rooms, with Insurance. In
a word, wo havo overy facility to meet tho de
mands of modern times nnd our rapidly grow
ing business. Wo Invito an Inspection by tho
public of our facilities and premises. Storo open,
beginning September 1, from 7 A. M. to 7 P. M.
for tho reception of nil business.
RATCLIPFE, DARR & CO.,
"W. 3a. sdpevjrje,
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER,
040 F STKEKT NORTHWEST.
Tho B EST and MOST COMPLETE Establishment
of tho kind in tho city.
TELEPHONE CALL. 310.
J. E. 1SXA.TSnXTlXG-s
Fourteenth and H Sts. N. W.,
INTERIOR MARBLE WORK, WAINSCOTING
AND T1LINO. soB-lvO
AT THIS 1JKICKLAYKKS' l'IGNIG
on Monday, September 1, tho following
gentlemen will mako speeches; lion. William II.
Wnilo, chairman of tho Labor Committee House
of Representatives, Hon. John Qulnn, M. C,
Hon. John Henry McCnrthoy, Hon, Charles II.
Turner, of Now York, and Mr. H. T. Shulters, of
tho Legislative Committee of Federation of
NEW NATIONAL THEATRE.
liJBGIiVflNO TO-MORROW NIGHT.
.A. COOL, "W-vE OF FUIST .A.ISX JWCUSIO-
JOHN T. KELLY
IN THEIR ENTIRELY NEW
DIRECTED BY PROF. A. HERRMANN.
a. coivx3PA.isrir oe comedians.
UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY SITUATIONS,
BRILLIANT MUSIC, UNIQUE DANCES.
MONDAY, SEPT. S,GE0HGE THATCHER'S MINSTRELS.
New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and
LTIMORE AMD OHIO B. R.
The entire equipment is brand new, and consists of the finest Bagge Cars, Coaches, Parlor and
Sleeping Cars, over built by the Pullman Company.
The Trains are Yestibuled from End to End and Pro
tected by Pullman's Improved
ALI. THE CARS IN Att. THE TRAINS ARE
Heated by Steam and Lighted by Pintsch Gas,
Under devices controlled by the Safety Car Heating and Lighting Company
of New York.
Passengers occupying Parlor Car seals or Sleeping Car berths will pay ordi
nary charges for same.
THIS IS THE ONLT LINE RUNNING TRAINS FROM WASHINGTON IN
TICKET OFPICES--619 and 1351 Pa. ave.,
and depot corner New Jersey
ave. and C street.
COM MENCING MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 1890.
OPENING OF REGULAR SEASON.
:Don't fail to:
;hear Miss Tern-;
:pleton and Mr.:
:Stovens in their:
:"It's tho sarao:
:in hor Spanish:
:Sonff and Danco:
: rivals tho great:
Mr. EDWIN STEVENS
STKONC BUItiyESUE CO.,
In Gill and Fraser'sNowComio Opera Burlesque,
Or, The Discovery of Columbus,
Direct from the Fourteenth Street Theatre, Now
Yorlc, where tho company has been
playlnjr to crowded houses.
FOUU COMEDIANS OF 1'JtONOUNCED
COSTUMES OUIGINAL, BTBTKING, AND
MAUVELOUS MECHANICAL EFFECTS.
HANDSOME AND LAKGE CHOItUS.
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TT ARRIS1 IIIJOU THEATRE.
WEEK COMMENCING MONDA1', SEPT. 1.
MatlnOes Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
THE ONLY INDIAN ACTltESS,
In Her Own Picturesquo Play, Written by ner
INDIAN MAIL CARRIER.
NEXT WEEK-LILLIAN LEWIS. nu31-0
U P R t A N ' C NE W WASHINGTON
II L II II HI? O THEATRE, 11th St.
t vf.ck Commencing Monday. Sept. 1.
Ladies' MatmCes Tuesday. Thursday, Saturday.
First Appearance in Washington of
ENGLISH GAIETY CO.
Tommy Dayton's Lauchablo Burlesque,
The Beautiful Burlesque Queen,
MISS FAUMNE batohelijjr,
Tho Most Perfect Living Modol of Form & Beauty.
VANOIiA, the Mexican Wonder, nnrt
30 Perfect Artists' Models 30
Gorgeous First Part 1 llich Olio I
DUNCANSON BROS., Auctioneers,
Ninth unci D Streets NortlnvoHt.
ANJ) PERSONAL EFFECTS.
All Sales Promptly Attended to and
Given Personal Attention.
Aocounts Settled 24 Hours After Sales.
Advances made on Stocks of Mer
chandise and Other Personal
We are prepared to reoeive storago
in our large Store-rooms, making ad
vances when desired, and all goods
oovered by insuranoo.
Appraisements of Ileal Estate and
rcrsonal Proporly Made,