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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. 1SQO.
iUcfltltj llntiono1 Siilcllirjciiccr.
thf National Intelligencer
THE SUNDAY HERAUD
rtntroct Ht tho Post Office nt Washington,
D. 0.. no Socionil-clnBB Matter.
J. H. SOUI.E
A. T. HENSKX
Editorial unci Publication Officen, No. 409
Tenth Street Northwest.
Senator Edmunds seems to have becomo a
disciple of Senator Quay since tho Vermont
election returns came In last Tuesday night.
lie Isn't saying n word.
Tho New York Evening UorWhas perpetrated
an outrage on Mrs. Millionaire Mackey beside
which Ciiaulottk Smith's attackB pales Into In
significance. It prints a picture of the famous
lady standing on her head. Does the World
mean to intimate that Mrs. Mackey was at one
One trust which will not provoke popular hos
tility is that of the 6hot manufacturers. Tho
higher they put prices the better the average
citizen will like it. It is to be hoped the pistol
makers will now form a trust and make cuns so
dear that none but members of other trusts can
buy them. Then perhaps the dally papers will
have space for something besides reports of
Speaker Reed is at home in Maine with two
Important and delicate jobs on hand. The first
is to count a quorum of Republican voters in his
district, and this he. will probnbly accomplish
without reducing himself to such an extent that
his sash won't fit him when he returns. The
second Is a much more difficult and delicate un
dertaking. It Is, while 6aying that reciprocity
will reciprocate, to convince his people, by the
way in which he says it, that it really won't.
Representative Quijw, of New York, is doine
a work which will be commended byall citizens
who believe that the recularly elected or ap
pointed Government officials should govern in
this country, without having their primary and
most Important functions usurped by such or
ganizations as the Pikkektok detective corps.
It has been a reproach to our institutions for
years that these men were permitted to dis
charge the duties of State and municipal police
during labor and other troubles, and a law
should be passed by Congress, as urged by Mr.
Quinn and the representatives of the labor in
terests, puttlne an end to the scandal. The
Pinkerton men have never served any purpose
which could not have been better served by police
or sheriff's officers appointed in the usual way,
while they have increased the populurprejudice
against the great corporations which employed
Even if he wanted to the President couldn't
very well have made a mistake in selecting a
new District Commissioner from the list of
names presented to him by different groups of
Democratic citizens. They were all those of
good men, representative citizens, experienced
in affairs. In selecting Postmaster John Y
Ross for the place the President seems to have
given general satisfaction. Mr. Ross has
made a model Postmaster, and that he will fill
the more difficult office of Commissioner with
ability, dignity, and integrity no one doubts.
He is a man of tact as well as firmness, and he
brings to his new duties entire familiarity with
the needs of the city and of the citizens, pro
gressive ideas, and ripe experience in affairs.
If the President fills the place left vacant at
the City Post Office as well as he has filled the
vacant Commlsslonership Washington will be
There is no doubt that the single-tax Idea
which Henry George put forward with such
power and eloquence a few years ago In that
remarkable book, "Progress and Poverty," is
quietly but steadily winning its way in all sec
tions of the country. The adherents of the Idea
gathered In annual convention in New York the
past week, and their proceedings have attracted
wide and respectful attention. Mr. George's
economic theories are not of a kind that the
visionary, hysterical humanitarian and reformer
can catch up and inflate his highly volatile en
thusiasm on in a moment, only to collapse the
next. They require patient study to fully grasp,
and when a man gives to them this study and
becomes convinced of their truth aud potential
usefulness to humanity ho holds to them with a
tenacity which the wind-blown enthusiast is in
capable of, and work6 for their dissemination
with a quiet steadiness which almost disarms
the hostility natural in a settled society to new
theories calling for radical chauges In the estab
lished order of things. George's single-tax
Idea seems to have taken hold of a fine order of
mlnd6, men who have no care for political pre
ferment, and whose citizenship appears to he of
excejlent quality. That they will be heard from
in practical shape before many more campaigns
have passed can hardly be doubted.
In nominating Postmaster Robs for DIstric
Commissioner President Harrison scored sev
eral points, all good In one view or another. He
continued In the public service a gentleman
who has given general and entire satisfaction as
chief of the City Post Office. This ought to
please all citizens who believe that the needs of
the public, and not merely the desires of office
seekers, Bhould be considered In making ap
pointments. The transfer of Mr. Rosa makes a
ood place for a Republican, and this is a point
which the faithful will cordially appreciate.
A third point which the President scored was
for civil service reform, as the promotion of Mr.
Ross was in accordance with the spirit of that
movement. Aud in naming Mr. Ross's succes
aor as Postmaster of Washington the President
should continue to act in accordance with the
spirit of the reform. There is excellent ma
terial In the City Post Office from which to
select a new Postmaster. Such x selection will
most decidedly ho in the public Interest, as the
gentlemen, through long employment In the
office, are entirely familiar with the duties of
the position, and could at auy moment enter on
the discharge of them with intelligence and
without In the slightest degree disturbing the
official routine. The President owes It to him
self, to the citizens of Washington, and to tho
faithful employes of the City Post Office to
fcelect Mr. Ross's successor from among them.
Mr. Mills Dean roistered at A sbury Park early
In tho week.
Joseph H. Schlund, a promlnont lawyer of
South Chicago, and his wlfo nre spending n week
nt tho Ebbltt.
Mr. Wick Taylor, formerly of Washington,
now a citizen of Younurstown, Onto, is in town
for a few days.
MaJ. George T. Carter and his wife and daugh
ter are expected to return from their visit to
August Mcngken. or llaltimore, was in the
city for a few days during tho week, combining
pleasure with business.
Senator Chandler and his private secretary,
Mr. Clarence Johnson, have returned from their
vacation In New Hampshire.
Mr. Frank Hatton, of tho Post, Is convalescing,
but is BtlU confined to his residence by an atUck
of lnllammatory rheumatism.
Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, Is still suffering
from rheumatism, and the lameness of his foot
does not yield to treatment.
George II. Boyd, of tho Senate Document
room, with face bronzed by sea air, has returned
from a delightful trip to Boston.
Hon. Samuel Normeut, president of tho Cen
tral National Bank, returned Friday evening
from Saratoga, where he has been attending tho
"Grant" Parish has sold hlsParfs7i's Itcfcrec,
of Chicago, and has invested In country property
near Washington. Ho will raanago Lydla
Thompson's affairs this winter.
Cant. "Jake" C. Donaldson has fully recovered
from his recent illness, and he received a hearty
welcome yesterday when ho put In his nppcar
nnce to resume his work nt his old desk In tho
office of tho Secretary of tho Senate.
Mr. B. B. H. Lawrence has just returned from
ti two months' vacation In the d cpths of tho Al
leghenles. visiting Bath, Wilkesbarre, Seranton,
Mauch Chunk, (tho Switzerland of America,)
and Philadelphia, and will now return to his
studies with renewed energy.
Sir Hennlker Heaton, member of tho English
House of Commons, was a visitor here last week.
During his star he conferred with tho Postmaster
General and the members of tho Congressional
committees on postal affairs, in the hope of se
curing a reduction of postal rates on letters be
tween England and the United States, and vice
Mr. S. R. Mnllory, of Florida, who fcas been
nominated for Congress, Inherits his ability from
his distinguished sire, Stephen R. Mallory, who
for years represented Florida in Congress. Dur
ing the Confederacy he was Secretary of tho Con
federate Navy. At the close of the war Mr. Mal
lory, Sr., was captured in La Grange, Ga., by a
party of Federal troops, and by Secretary Stan
ton's order he was for months kept a close prisoner
at Fort La Fayette, in New York Harbor. Mean
while the present nominee for Congress was
quietly pursuing his studies at Georgetown Col
lege. NEARING THE END.
Tarift' Tinkering Gives Way to Talk About
The Senate yesterday concluded the consider
ation of the Tariff bill except as to the sugar
section, reciprocity, and some few reserved
paragraphs, which will come up on Monday,
when, under the modified order of procedure,
speeches are to be limited to thirty minutes In
length, no Senator to 6peak more than once
onthe the same subject. The voting Is to begin
on Tuesday, and after the stae of the third
reading of the bill Is reached three hours are to
be allowed to each side for general discussion.
Among the noteworthy proceedings upon the
Taalff bill in the Senate yesterday was the re
jection of tho Finance Committee's amendment
to place sponges on tho free list and the resto
ration of sponges to the dutiable list at 20 per
cent, ad valorem; the refusal to place salt on
the free list; tho rejection of Mr. Vance's pro
posed amendment for a reduction of duties on
foreign products purchased by an exchange of
American farm products; the adoption of an
amendment imposing a duty of four cents a
pound on tin, and another providing for tho
admission of tin plates free of duty after the
1st of October, 1890, in case the American pro
duct shall not equal in any of tho intervening
years one-third of tho amount imported and
entered for consumption.
Aho, the adoption of Senator Evarts's
amendment, Intended to put a stop to the Im
portation of tea by the way of Canada and of
tho Capo of Good Hope, instead of directly
Also, the adoption of an amendment from
the Committee on Finance, declaring the value
of foreign coins, as expressed In tho United
States money of account, shall bo that of tho
pure metal In such coins, and shall be declared
quarterly by the director of the mint.
Al6o, rejection of motion to strike out sec
tion of the bill, as it came from tho House, pro
hibiting tho importation of foreign goods
manufactured wholly or In part by convict
De Molay's Excursion.
Do Molay Commaudery No. 4, K. T., gave one
of tho pleasantest excursions of tho season on
the Macalester to Marshall Hall Wednesday
evening last. All the members present seem
ingly constituted themselves a committee to en
tertain their guests, and every one on hoard ex
pressed himself as having had a grand good
time, and wished that Do Molay might give
many more excursions before tho season closed.
The committee of arrangements was composed
of Eminent Sirs C. M. Xoefller, F. G. Alexan
der, James M. Hodges, R. T. IleUton, J, F.
O'Neill, II. F. Breuniuger, James M. Ford, and
John A. Harvey. Floor committee Sirs F. G.
Alexander, Frank Schwarz, Churles Chllds, T.
C.Henderson, and Thomas J. Wastson. Among
the many guests present were Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Somervllle, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hei6
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Breuninger, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Alexander aud mother, Mr, and Mrs.
James M. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Otter
back, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Volght. Mr. and Mrs.
Llmrick, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Lightfoot aud
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Childs, Mr. and
Mrs. Al Frederick, Mr. and Mrs. Jako Chllds,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schwarz, Mr. and Mr6.
Charles Jacobson, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Nell,
Mr. and Mrs. John Gibson and daughter, Mr.
aud Mrs. Charles Jacobus, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Keller, Mr. and Mrs. James Castello,
and Misses Charlton aud Birch.
WashiiiKtoniaiiK in Concert.
Success is assured to the managers of tho con
cert that is to bo given at Irving Hall, Linden
Station, on the Metropolitan Branch of the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad, next Wednesday even
iug, the 10th instant, by tho fact that tho pro
gramme is excellent, aud that among the par
ticipants in the performance will bo a number
of Washington's most popular musicians. Tho
list includes Mrs, Zaldlo Smith, Miss Byrnes,
Miss Kate C. Lamb, Mr. Mosher, Mr. Kaiser
Mr. McFarland, Mr. Fugltt, and Mr. Treanor.
The concert is given for the purpose of raising
funds to aid In building a new church at Fore6t
Glen, Md., the present church (old Carroll
Chapel) having, on account of extremo age, be
come unfit for use.
TALK OF THE WEEK.
There is a chief of dlvislou in tho Patent
Office who is noted for his absent-mindness.
He passes a great ,efti 0f n8 tuno n apparently
total oblivion of what is going on about him
and most of his movements seem to be largely
automatic. Consequently ho makes a good
many mistakes of aludlcrous character. When
ho arouses to tho consciousness that ho has
made n mistake, like most men of this habit, ho
falls Into a flurry of nervous excitement which
usually makes matters ten times worse. He
went homo later than usual tho other
night In an extremo fit of abstraction.
Ho lives In ono of a row of
houses that are externally alike in all
respects. Eveu tho same keys fit tho front
doors, It would seem. Somohowtho gentleman
on this night turned In at tho wrong gateway
and got into a houso not his own without dis
covering It. Ho put his hat on tho rack and
begau to climb the stairwaj, when ho was
rudely called from his fit of abstraction
by the shrill shriek of a woman.
She stood half out of a door at tho
head of tho stairs gazing down In terror at him,
yelling "Burglars 1 Murder I Police !" Real
izing what ho had done, the gentleman, fully as
frightened as tho woman, nearly fell backward
down stairs in his excitement. Then he tried
to jerk out an explanation, backing down 6talrs
as ho did so. Ho continued to explain clean to
tho door, and as he popped outside ho had
to begin his explanation all over again,
for he rushed into tho arms of a policeman.
The latter attempted to hustle him off without
ceremony to tho station, but tho gentleman was
so earnest, fervent, aud profuse In his explana
tions that tho officer at last paused and listened.
Then the frightened lady appeared at the door,
recognized her absent-minded neighbor, and
between the explanations of both parties to the
scare the policeman was convinced that no
burglary was intended, and let the Patent Office
man go home.
Two passengers who were being made dizzy
by being whirled about the city at the rate of
four miles an hour ou a belt-lino car tho other
day witnessed a curious scene on Four-and-a-half
street. They had noticed for some time
that the driver was not wholly at ease. When
over he could with safety let go the brake with
his right hand he would catch hold of his jaw
and stroke it soothingly, then ho would mutter
quietly but viciously to himself, dig his toes
Into the dash-board, grab his whip, aud vigor
ously pelt the unhappy horse that was dragging
the bob-tail. In fact, the driver seemed to be
in pain. He was in pain, and it Increased with
every jolt and jar as tho ill-balanced vehicle
pursued its onward course. Ho had a wild,
jumping, maddening toothache. As the car ap
proached a druc-store on Four-and-a-half street
the driver jerke"d the horse to a standstill, set
the brake with an energy that precipitated the
two passengeis against tho forward part of the
car, ripped out an oath, jumped over the dash
board, and fled into the drug-Etore. For three
minutes the enr stood on tho street, while tho
passengers tried to collect themselves and their
senses, and began to wonder if the driver had
deserted them for good and intended to commit
suicide. Before they could come to any defi
nite conclusion or decide on a course of action
the. driver reappeared with his hand to his jaw,
and expectorating ensanguined saliva at every
6tep. He jumped overtho dash-board, however,
with the air of a man whoso nerves had been
vastly relieved, and as He slipped the brake and
click-clicked to his horso tho expression of
ferocity fled from his face and he broke into a
smile. In fact, the driver had had his tooth
Mr. Kennedy, who deluged Senator CJuay with
oratorical nitric acid the other day In the House
of Representatives, may escape punishment for
the present, but the wrath of Pennsylvania is
stored away not alone for him, but for others of
his Republican colleagues from Ohio. In fact,
there has been a feud between tho Pennsylvania
and Ohio Republicans almost from the begin
ning of this Administration, and of course it
started in a quarrel over tho distribution of the
spoils. Early in the summer of 1889 a man from
Ohio and a man from Pennsylvania got their
eyes rigidly fixed on a particularly desirable
place in the Treasury Department. Tho sleuth
hound tenacity of tho Ohioan In pursuit of an
office has passed Into a proverb. The Pennsyl
vanlans somehow have escaped this reputation,
hut they deserve it all the same. Each of the
men who lusted for tho office in tho Treasury
Department was hacked by about all tho influ
ence there was in his State. A,s may be readllv
Imagined, the approach of these two ponderous
bodies toward tho same point threatened a dis
aster that was simply appalling in its possible
consequences. So a truce was called, and an
agreement entered Into by which final action as
to the giving out of tho office was postponed, In
tho hope that something might turn up that
would avert a hand-to-hand conflict. It was
agreed by both sides, meanwhile, that neither
6hould do anything without informing the other.
Things remained in this position for some
time, when to the dismay and anger of the
Pennsylvanians tho Ohio man was given tho
office by the President. The Pennsylvanians
charged then, and still charge, that the Presi
dent's action was secured by misrepresentations
on tho part of tho Ohio people, and that It was
a breach of faith in any ovent. It ia said on
very good authority that tho Ill-will engendered
among the Pennsylvanians by this incident had
a great deal to do with the defeat of Maj. Mc
Klnley for tho Speakership nnd tho election of
Mr. Reed. It is well known that several Penn
vanla Republican members, who gave early
pledges to voto for .Maj. McKinloy for Speaker,
came out for Mr. Reed when tho contest ac
tually opened. This defection of influential
men greatly discouraged MaJ. McKinloy's fol
lowers, had much to do with solidifying tho
New York Republican delegation for Mr. Reed,
and probably contributed more to tho final suc
cess of that gentleman, than any other ono elo
meat in tho contest.
Now tho Ponnsylvanians charge that tho at
tack of Mr. Kennedy on Senator Quay wa
another evidence of tho treachery aud jealousy of
the Ohloans, and they declare that no matter what
is done, Pennsylvania will hayo Us revenge ou
Ohio, and will take it on Ohio's most favorite
son. This means that not only will Mr. Ken-,
nedy he demolished if opportunity offers, but
that Major McKiulcy will also bo made to suf
fer and dlo tho political death. Whether Mc
Klnley Is defeated or not In tho coining Con
gressional elections, In all probability ho will
next year be the Republican candidate for Gov
ernor of Ohio. If ho is defeated by Mr. Camp
bell that will ho tho end of him, and Pennsyl
vania's thirst for Ohio blood will be slaked; but
If Mr. McKinloy is elected Governor ho will at
once take a leading place among Presidential
probabilities for 1602. Then will come Penn
sylvania's longed-for opportunity, and with
Senator Quay at tho head of tho National Com
mittee, she will ho in a position to take a
revengo that will bo simply cloying in Its
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