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THE WASHINGTON HEEAID, THTTESDAY, APRIL 13, 1911.
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THURSDAY, APRIL. 13, 1911.
Illuminating: Pennsylvania Avenue.
It is sincerely to be hoped tint the
project of the District Commissioners to
illuminate Pennsvlvama avenue from
the hue House to the Capitol will soon
be carried into effect. Some two months
ago The Washington Herald editorially
commented upon the lack-luster appear
ance of this thoroughfare and suggested
that smaller municipalities like Norfolk
had experienced the advantages of bril
liantly lighting their principal streets.
New York's Great White Wav is the best
advertisement of that citv, and Wash
ington's Pennsylvania avenue, when it is
rcspicndcnt with a multitude of lamps,
'v, ' Ik j not attractive feature of the
Natl inal Capital
There will be some regret in manv
minds that the illumination is to be se
cured at the sacrifice of the broad and
'tMiittrnspted picture which the Avenue
ii' pre cuts The splendid sweep of
' broken iphalt from curb to curb is
t give wav to a series of lamp-posts, and
even though these be of a decorative na
ture, the will take away from the pres
ent impressiveness of the wide street
In addition to this, the isles of safety
wl detrau from the value of the
Avenue when parades are in progress
Thev will aKo necessitate some rear
rangement of inaugural processions, in
asmuch as the thousands who participate
in that event are only able to march over
the route before dark bv spreading their
ranks from curb to curb. However, an
inauguration occurs only once in four
vears, and the illumination is to be a
The Commissioners, in their desire to
make an impression upon the casual vis
itor to the National Capital, should not
forget the citizens who pay taxes here
all the veir around. The minor streets
and the main-traveled roads should not
be left m darkness in order that a dis
pla mav be made in one or two lo
ca'uies A proper system of lighting
will include both a brilliant showing on
Pennsvlvann avenue and an adequate
amount of light in less favored sections
of the atv
Go Wilson has been advised bv the
attornev general of his State that, ac
cording to the New Jersev law, he ha.s
ihe right to use free railroad passes The
governor is satisfied with the opinion
Cabinet Officers on the Floor.
The experiment of appointing the com
mittees of the House through a com
mittee rather than by the Speaker seems
thus fir to have been successful It has
ccrtamlv removed complaint concerning
the autocratic power of the Speaker In
stances have been numerous enough in
the past when Speakers deliberately
framed committees so as to coincide
with their own personal views, regardless
of public sentiment. This personal equa
tion has been removed
There is one other experiment which
might well be undertaken In Great
Britain the members of the cabinet have
seats upon the floor of the House of
Commons and are subject to questions
at all times. Occasionally some of the
most important messages of the govern
ment to the people are communicated in
this fashion, while, if the cabinet officer
refrains from a categorical reply upon
the ground that such answer would not
be for the best interests of the country,
his attitude is respected. The system
has prevailed in Great Britain most suc
cessfully, and there is no reason why it
should not be tried in this democracy.
As it is now. all inquiries to the heads
of departments, are addressed in writ
ing, and the subject matter is generally
forgotten long before the reply is vouch
safed. When appropriation bills are
under consideration the presence of the
Cabinet officer under whose direction the
money is to be expended would be a
valuable aid to intelligent action At
present the information concerning the
various items of the budgets are con
vex ed to inquiring members through the
medium of other members, who simply
repeat what thev have been told. Very
frequently the data is inaccuratel stated,
and even more frequently the query is
met by an acknowledgment of ignorance.
If Cabinet officers were not only pro
vided with seats upon the floor of the
House, but were expected to be present
when debates relating to their depart
ments are in progress, the gain would
be considerable. If it did nothing else,
it would invest Cabinet officers with a
deeper sense of their responsibility to
.the public, and it would bring the-execu-
trve branch of the government into
more intimate relations with the repre
sentatives o'f the people.
A New York -woman suing- for divorce
blames Broadway. She wins.
Opening of the Baseball Season,
Yesterday throughout the United
States hundreds of thousands of men,
women, and children forsook their or
dinary avocations and spent the after
noon watching the opposing baseball
teams contest for victory.
The demonstration was a great trib
ute to a manly sport. Baseball has
taken a firm hold upon the American
people as the national game, and its
popularity is due not alone to its in
terest as a spectacle, but because it has
been kept free from objectionable fea
tures. It is to the credit of the man
agers of the game that no serious scan
dal has ever been connected with the
struggle for the pennant, and the public
accepts the efforts of the plavers as be
ing an honest endeavor to win As long
as baseball can thus be maintained upon
a high plane it will continue to grow in
popular esteem When jockeying or
trades in the matter of winning or los
ing games arc introduced, the doom of
the game will be sealed
j We are a busy people, taken all in all.
with comparativelv few holidavs. and
slaves to business to an extent unknown
in any other country. It is worth while
to have a game which will attract the
merchant or the professional man into
the open air for an afternoon's recreation
All work and no play makes Jack a dull
Long live baseball, the national game!
The mints coined $l!.0''yw in sold dur
ing March, and now there are some nlne
tj million people tring to Ret at it
Dr. Wiley and the Easter Egg.
There is great apprehension among
the children of Washington because Dr.
Wilev, the pure food cpert of the Ag
ricultural Department, has decided
against the highly colored Easter egg
Egg rolling on the White House lawn is
an annual event to which vouthful
Washington looks forward with joy.
and no wonder that the little ones are
fearful lest this time-honored custom be
There need be no fear on this score,
if we understand aright Dr. Wilev's
edict He is mcrelv urging a proper dis
crimination He is not opposed to
Easter eggs of all sorts and conditions.
He warns children and their parents
against colors produced by the use of
poisonous coal-tar dves. and he urges
the adoption of a law m this country,
similar to the one operative in German-.,
preventing the use of anv but the most
harmless colorings in making the Easter
egg attractive to juvenile eves In this
he is absolutely right, and sensible
mothers will co-operate with him
The use of eggs for the spring festi
val is an ancient custom They were
adopted as a svmbol of the resurrection
by the early Christian church, just as
sprtng is allegoncally a symbol of the
reawakening of the earth after grim,
death-dealing winter Egg rolling rep
resents a picturesque custom, a venerable
survival. It is one of the few survivals
of a legendary past in this age of ma
terialism Your true crank i never altogether
satisfied unless the home team wins
Will We Minimize Mine Horrors?
It is estimated that on an average
2.000 persons arc killed and some 8,000
injured each vear in the coal mines of
this country. It is also held that a v en
large percentage of those casualties is
due to imperfect equipment or to negli
gence and indifference There is no
lack of knowledge as to what ought to
be done to avert accidents, and there is
enough legislation What is needed is
a thorough application of law and knowl
edge and the strict enforcement of the
tormer The lesson of the fatal mine
conflagration near Scranton and of the
still more aw ful disaster m Alabama
will be wasted unless we realize the dis
grace to our civilizafon of the repeti
tion of these catastrophes, and unless it
leads to the perfection of devices for the
reduction ot risks taken by miners
The Federal mine rescue corps did ex
cellent work in both instances, although
unfortunatclj its endeavors had to be con
fined to the recovery of bodies of the
victims This cannot be taken as being
the fault of the Mine Rescue Bureau,
for its efforts are directed to the pre
vention of accidents and to the probing
of causes, as well as to heroic rescue
work. The occurrences of last week
have demonstrated the value of these
mobile rescue stations. Their multipli
cation in each mining district is dictated
by humanity, for the fact remains that
the percentage of accidents m the mines
of this country still is far greater than
in those of Europe.
Isn't It about time for another of those
Hobson war scares?
New York the Financial Center.
We are told that the Department of
Justice has discovered alleged combina
tions which it is powerless to attack,
because there is no law applicable to
them, having in mind especially the so
called money trust in New York. We
also hear, in consequence, that Attorney
General Wickersham is planning to sub
mit to Congress some measure which
is to give him the power to make such
an attack. ..
Exactly what is meant by a money trust
is net quite clear. It must be that the
Department of Justice is viewing with
apprehension the concentration of bank
ing capital in New York. It is argued
that, where a year ago there was a clas
sification of the great financial interests
into three groups, now there exists but
one group, and it is implied that it re
lates to control of banking operations.
We know that these operations are
carried on upon a large scale, just like
many other affairs. How Congress or
the Attorney General can do something
to stop them is not quite clear, as there
is no violation of any law. Banking is
an agency 'for carrying on all manner
of enterprise in which credit is largely
employed, requiring a transfer or ex
change of values and settlement of ac
counts. If it has become concentrated
in New York, it is because railroads,
mining, and industrial corporations,
whose business extends over this coun
try and even reaches to foreign countries,
have their headquarters in that city.
Hence, as long as the need for the use
of bulking capital is centered there, the
capital and the facilities for handling it
will naturally concentrate there also.
The fear that the control will get into
too few hands is hardly well-founded,
for there arc too many centers of greater
or less financial power throughout the
countrv There is nothing so difficult to
monopolize as credit and the means of
Another negro segregation ordinance
has been enacted in Raltlmore in place
of the one that the courts declared void.
It Is a nsht between the lawyers and the
Constitution Onlv the United States Su
preme Court can settle the Issue whether
negroes are to bo barred from city blocks
inhabited b white people.
Why does not Emperor Wilhelm tell
Chicago how he managed to electrify the
Perlin railway terminals?
The English prison commission which
visited this countrj last fall has re
ported that it does not like the manner
of treatment of prisoners here from a
physical, hygienic, mental, and moral
standpoint. There is no doubt that there
is plenty of room for improvement.
According to an Ohio paper. Chancellor
Div savs he knows less about woman
than about an thing else. Wise man"
St Louis Is so stirred over aerial navi
gation that the president of the Aero
Club there has just wagered $1,000 against
odds that within two years an aeroplane
will cross the Atlantic in eighteen hours.
Involving a speed of about 1ST) miles an
hour We bet a red apple that such
speed will not be attained, even for an
hour, in the next two years.
Whv all this kicking about the con
tinued cold spell' Just think of the ice
Mil ou are saving
A contcmporar is worrjing over the
fact that the Insurgents In Congress are
plaving golf Just be patient, there will
be a change now that the baseball season
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
WOMAN WD HER OUVvMEVTS.
Jhe likes her ornaments ot f,o.d. but it
she lacks the r'lce.
She "-hops where Miter things arc sold
and finds them rather nice
If silver trinket cjme too high, she
doesn't raise a din.
But cuts a daoh as .-nc goes by with
nickel-plate or tin
In Southern sea; it comes to pass that
ausky native belles
Adorn themselves with beads of brass or
even rtrings of shells
Rut whether woman s earthly gains In
brass or gold be sunk.
We must admit the fact remains, she's
got to "lave her junk
How It Hnppened.
"Congratulations, old man I see you
have at last acquired an auto"
"No. I haven't I got all dirtied up
changing the ribbon en my typewriter
Before? and After.
"Whaf Attained Ferdy in the vestibule!
so long last night?"
"He said he wanted to gfve me a
bushel of Kisvs."
"You did well to accept. After mar
riage it will be a mere peck"
A Po.srI1i1c Reniion.
"What are you reading?"
"A poem called the 'Deserted Village.' "
"Wny was the village deserted?"
"I haven't gotten that far et, but I
presume the Inhabitants had gone to
Washington after Jobs "
The Mimlcnl Cnmeily.
The milkmaid in a current play.
You must allow.
Would be enough to scare away
The boldest cow.
The Uncle of Honey.
"That fellow is a perfect boor."
"Go slow. He's worth a million or
"Is that so? Well, as I was saving,
he's a man of marked individuality."
Talcing a Dejfree.
"You made the responses in a very
loud tone." commented the bride.
"Do you know," said the groom, "for
the moment I thought I was going
through a lodge initiation."
This is the time of year when a younc
man considers the lilies, with a view to
bulng one if not too high In price.
Got Her Diploma at Elfrhty.
From the VTiiutcn Salrm Uisitch.
An interesting feature In connection
with this j ear's commencement at
Salem College will be the presentation
of a diploma of graduation to Mrs. R.
1 McWhorter, of Georgia, who finished
her course at this institution sixty-three
j ears ago. No diplomas were given at
Mrs. McWhorter is one of the oldest.
If not the oldest, of living Salem alum
nae, and Is more than eighty years of age.
Her son. Judge Hamilton McWhorter,
of the Southern Railway, is arranging
to bring Ills mother In a special car to
attend the commencement.
The Hen I Ileaxou.
Flora the New Yuri. TeV-jmL.
Complaint Is made that Uncle Sam's
solalers and sailors are -barred from Bos
ton theaters. Perhaps that's why amuse
ment has been provided for them on the
Texas border- ,
Whnt China Seeds.
From tlie Octroi Free I'm.
A Chicago mail order house has just
shipped 10.000 alarm clocks to China.
WhAt China really wants is something to
BEIT TTTX-WA-ff PASSING.
Compelled Respect of Many Who
Took Him to Be a Demajeoirne.
From the New York Pre.
Every Senator has his day, and some
times It Is a very Insignificant "one. But
this is not the case with Ben Tillman, of
South Carolina. He bulged and belched
forth In volcanic style. Insisting upon
the center of the stage, and rarely does
an agitator of his type show such a high
order of ability. In great debates he
figured brilliantly. If somewhat flamboy
antly, and compelled tho sincere respect
of myriads who at first pardonably
looked upon him as an unscrupulous
blatherskite. Indeed, the nation as a
whole came to the conclusion that Ben
was not so bad, and as he continued to
exhibit rare mental resources and re
deeming qualities it came to have a
kindly feeling for him. But a more per
sistent, pugnacious, and successful strug
gler for the limelight never sat In the
Senate. -While simply insuppressible, his
manner of speech and arguments were
of a striking nature, which compelled
the dignified leaders of the Senate to
take notice. He was a unique figure in
that body, without any predecessor or
contemporary like him and, to be per
fectly frank, the country will make no
mistake If It shall never produce his
duplicate In that body. One specimen
was Interesting, Immensely so, hut a
second would pall on the taste.
We say these things because Senator
Tillman is un.ible to attend the extra
session, and It Is doubtful if Washing
ton will ever see him or his like again
A j ear or two ago he was stricken with
Illness, and since then this redoubtable
gladiator of the arena has been steadily
losing the splendid plenitude of mental
and muscular vigor whl-h he illustrated
with dramatic effect for so many years.
Verllv, it Is not too much to say that
the nation would rejolco to see Ben Till
man himself again, and able to make
more three-day speeches in the Senate
with his traditional emphasis and elo
quence, but there Is PI tie ground to
hope for such a remarkable resuscita
tion Be this as It may, Benjamin R. Till
man's day was a towering one, and will
form an amazing and memorable chapter
in the history of our Sreatest legislative
PLAYING THE FIDDLE.
Mjjr. Tnrnrr'n Simile n Told to
From the Fhiladriphi Kimin; Times.
Manager James P Turner, chancellor
of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
Philadelphia, has a trait in common with
the late Archbishop Rvan. which enables
him to decline to do something without
leaving a sting
Uke his late chief, he usually tells a
storv and then escapes committing him
self Since the balloting for a huccesor
to Arehlhishop Ryan he has been Impor-
tunpd cajoled, and otherwise held up
fo- a word that would give an idea as
to what was the result of the balloting
s he is sworn to s-pcrecv he must keep
To a group of newspaper men he said
"Once there was an assistant to a man
who held a resonsib!e position This
assistant took upon hnnself muih of the
credit for his emplover's popularlt One
da he complained bv saving 'I m tired
of plaving second fiddle."
"'The trouble with vou Is that you are
Irving to plav first violin before ou
hive learned hou to pla that second
fiddle was his cmp!ocr's kindly but firm
AS OTHERS SEE IT.
From the OmTNTUnd Old ) Scwv
It will soon bf time for the small boj
to make plans to crawl under the circus
From the PiUitxirz ,a?rttc
Col Roosevelt has shown that one may
visit Reno without returning with a neat
l engraved certificate
From the F rt Worth (T I Rwsyd
Fame is fleeting How manj of us re
member the name of the man who struck
Booker T Washington "
From the New York Ier
If a woman got an invitation from the
leader of societj to Jump off a ten-storj
roof shed want to accept It
From the IVtirer Republican.
Probably the woman owner of the St.
Iuis Nationals will have the score card?
neatly tied with blue ribbon.
From the Fredericksburg (Vs.) Str.
When Oklahoma and Tammanv Hall
vote tosether in the Senate Democratic
harmony must be almost perfect.
From the Omjha World Herald.
If one doubts that the average man is
a good writer of fiction he should inspect
the assessor s returns of valuations of
From the Chicago ewa.
Roast dikdik. fried koodoo, and giraffe
steaks are to be served at a banquet in
New York. That shows one how great
Is th suffering of New Yorkers because
of the lobster famine
From the Toledo Blade.
Now that the wet and dry question is
settled and out of the way railroads may
begin to plan for their summer excur
sions. They will know which way to
From the Boston Transcript.
Down in Georgia they are rescuing from
the scrap heap a locomotive that served
honorably during the civil war. What
Boston commuters can't understand is
how so youthful a locomotive ever reach
ed the scrap heap.
From fcav apery the Firmer Bowl.
From Harrer's Weekly.
Civilized man did not Invent the fin
ger bowl either In form or in use. It
was used in the South Sea Islands some
hundreds of years before Europeans and
Americans found out that they were
necessary to their own refinement. A
bowl of water is handed around to every
diner in a. South Sea house. This South
Sea finsrer bowl Is half a cocoanut shell,
ruvititiful. useful, practically unbreak
able, jet not of sufficient worth to pre-
vem lis ueing mrowu u. iu-mwuu
and replied by a fresh one from the
A CIniisle Aote. j
Frem the Christian Irtellijrcrcvr.
"Archimedes," read the pupil, "leaped
from his bath, shouting. 'Eureka!
"One moment. James," the teacher
says. "What Is the meaning of
" 'Eureka means 'I have found it." "
"Very well. What had Archimedes
James hesitates a moment, then ven
The soap, mum.'
HELPING IRISH PEASANTS.
At the forty-second sale of the Hoya:
Irish Industries Association at Lans
downe House. London, Hibernian peer
esses assumed the role of shopkeepers,
and were successful in disposing of im
mense quantities of goods. Much of
the work on sale has been done by
Irish peasants, and some or it by dis
tressed Irish ladies. Altogether, since
the association was started, a sum of
$327,150 has been realized by the va
rious sales, and the great bulk of it
has found its way into the pockets of
some of the poorest among the Irish
The Duchess of Connaught and
Princess Patricia were received by Lord
Arthur Hill. Lady Lansdowne, and Lady
Londonderry. There was no formal
ceremonv, and the royal visitors pro
ceeded at once to an inspection of the
stalls, at which they made numerous
purchases, some of which were Intended
as presents for the duchess' grandchil
dren, the sons of the Crown Princess of
Sweden. Both the roval ladles wore long
broadtail coats and large hats.
The appearance In the ballroom of a
remarkably handsome lady, "divinely
tall " fair, and with rose leaf complexion,
attracted general attention, but very few
recognized the new arrival as Miss
Gladys Deacon, the daughter of Mrs.
Baldwin Miss Deacon's joungest sis
ter was married last summer to Prince
Albert Radziwill While the titled stall
holders were pushing their naret. Irish
muslf ms piMpd by a stringed band
l.iily Londonderry booked some splendid
orders for laces for the coronation, and
also disposed of numerous veils, scarfs,
and flounces from the vast stock she
controlled as president of the associa
tion stall Flounces of Carrickmacross and
Limerick were much sought to cover the
satin kirtles which everv peeress wears
as an underdress beneath her robes on
Lady Uchester assisted her mother at
her lace stall, and. like her, wore a hand
some black robe, with sparkling gems
at her neck, and long white plumes in
her hat Ladv Castlereagh and I-idv
Massereene also were selling lace. Laces,
too, were sold at the County Longford
stall, where Lidy Granurd proved an in
valuable helper She was dressed In
prunella velvet and sables, with a sable
toque and black osprevs
The Duchess of Devonshire helped her
sister, Idv Waterford to sell the prod
ucts of cottages around her Kerrv home,
and Lady Kerry and Ijidy Hope also
disposed of Curraghmore handicrafts.
The Duche-ss of Roxburghe. who was a
generous buyer, wore hlack, with dia
mond neck ornaments and a folded straw
hat lightened with a flat white satin bow
The Duchess of Rutland was another
good cti'trmer at the stalls, and Lady
.Ma o was sell'ng attractlvelv bound and
eirbroldered books at her Irish school
of needlework stall
Ladv Kllmorey and I.adv Arthur Hill
did well with fleecy rugs and cloths spun
in the northeast and Lidy Alexander
Piget was another worker for Ulster.
The Duchess of Wellington and the
Duchess of Somerset, bith ladies attired
In Mack were extensive buyers at various
stalls L-idv Allendale wore a handsome
dre.ss of deep violet with toque to match,
and Miss Daisy Reaumont. a debutante
o' this season, was assisting I.ady Mas
serene. who wore a picturesque empire
dresq of sea-green satin, bordered with
opossum and a Charlotte Corday hat of
lace and satin
Thi re was a great demand for Irish
Iac for coronation veils, and also for
court wear on Mav S and 9 The beauti
ful varietj chiv-en was generally con
sidered a great Improvement upon tulle.
I-ady Granard was selling County Long
ford products Brisk sales were effected
In point lace and Irish lawn blouses,
frocks, and robes bv Ladv Bessborough.
I-adv Oranmore. Ladv Ely. and Countess
Iadv Kilmorev and Lady Arthur-Butler
sold Irish tweeds and rugs, and in the
corridor Lid Hertford and I.adv Fingall
were disposing of large quantities of the
sprigging work which has become so
popular Notable visitors were Lady
Droghcda. in dirk velvet, with a leghorn
hat. plumed with mauve feathers. Miss
Gladvs Deacon, dressed in dark blue,
much braided, and a large flat hat cov
ered with b'ack osprey, Lidy Mao. Lady
Erne. Iadj Waldegrave. Lady Fitzger
ald. Lad Evelvn Baring. Georgfana I,ady
Downshire, Lidy Ormonde. Lady Bectlve
Cassandra. I.adv Rosse. Lady Henry
Bentinck. Lady Do-een Long. Lady Ken
mare and Mrs Robert Grosvenor.
The association now is more than twen-tj-tive
vears old It owes Its foundation
to l.ad Aberdeen, who. when her hus
band went to Ireland as lord lieutenant
in lsSfi. established it as an organiza
tion for developing the home indus
tries of the country. Since then it has
greatly enlarged its sphere of opera
tions The London depot In Motcomb
street. Belgrave square, was opened in
Isil. and In the following ear the asso
ciation was incorpo-ated In 1S95 the Lon
don council was formed, with Lady Lon
donderrv as its pres dent and Lord Ar
thur Hill as chairman of the executive
committee, and by this means all the
Indies Interested in promoting Irish cot
tage Industries were drawn together and
a big combined sale In London took the
place of the many small separate sales
that were formerlv held for the benefit
of each Individual Industry.
The association itself deals with a
varied list of products Irish lace is
naturally one of the most Important
and beautiful, and as the association only
deals with the handmade article, those
who arc not expert in the differences be
tween handmade and machlncmade lace
can buy at the sale in perfect confidence
that they will receive the right article. The
lace is made either by the peasant work
ers in their own homes or by girls In the
convent schools, or In workrooms pro
vided by the organizers of the different
Industries. The finest and most costly
lace Is the Needlepoint and the Rosepolnt.
or "Inishmacsaint" to give It its Irish
name In which the work Is raised. No
foundation of net Is used In these laces,
but the whole design Is built up from a
The oldest lace Industry In Ireland is
hat for the making of the well-known
Carrickmacross lace, of which there are
two kinds, the guipure and the applique:
wnlle next In Interest Is the Limerick
lace, of which also there are two kinds,
the tambour and the run. Then there is
the popular crochet lace. Besides lace,
the association also supplies nil kinds ot
hand-embroidery and drawn-thread work,
and arranges for the making of trous
seaux and lingerie. One of the most In
teresting orders Intrusted to the depot
was for a baby robe presented by the
Netherlands colony. In G-eat Britain, to
Queen Wllhelmina for Princess Juliana.
It was made of Carrickmacross guipure t
lace mounted on fine Irish cambric, with j
a silk slip, tucked and embroidered, and
a lllt'e vest, after the Dutch fashion, of
finelv tucked cambric and Carrickmacross
lace Insertion. FLAN'EUrt.
ICcprrlsht. Mil. liy JlcCIure Nmipatr Syndicate.)
An A-iTtut Fall.
Frrra the SL I'anl I!rctc:.
tThe small American boy will mourn if
Buffalo Bill descends from the region of
romance to a scit in the Arizona senate.
End the Dlacnaslon.
From the rhlhdclpria Xorth .Vmrriear.
Peary Is to receive the rank of rear ad
miral. Cook is already as rank, as he
can be made.
A CIRCULAR LETTER.
Started' 23 Yeara Abo and Kept
Coins; Till One of Writer Died.
From tho Boston Tramcript.
The days of the circular letter corre
spondence, which prevailed during our
fathers' time, are probably over now, ex
cept In a few Isolated cases. We have
Just heard of a circular letter which
started twentj -three years ago with ten
members. Four of-them dropped out very
soon, but six of them have continued
ever since without a break, until a few
days ago, when one of the number died.
These six women have kept this letter
going all this time without any real in
terruption. The circuit of the letter took
about two months, and It followed the
members about from one post-office to
another as they changed their addresses,
following one at least to Europe, and has
thus been a delightful source of com
fort and Information. Each of these wo
men has kept pretty well Informed about
the personal affairs of the others. Yet.
while living within a few hundred miles
of each other they never met together.
In fact, no three of them have ever got
together, though two have got together,
perhaps on an average of once In two
ears. There has been no diminution in
Interest, and the experiment has been a
real success. Now the circle is broken
for the first time, and, naturally, the
remaining members feel as If they had
lost a strong link In their chain of affec
tion and Interest.
VIOLETS CUBED ftUEEN.
Alexandra' Kandnea for Certain
Slinde .Not a Mere Whim.
From the New V.ork Press.
Fondness of Alexandra. Dowager
Queen of England, for a certain shade
of violet is not a mere whim, but really
1s based on her firm belief the color
once cured her of a dangerous Illness.
Several years ago she was HI for months
and. for a time, physicians were worried
greatly about her condition. One day a
friend sent to the Queen a big bunch of
dark spring violets The medical men
noticed that the sick woman Immediately
began to gain strength and spirits. As
a result they surrounded her with as
much of the violet color as possible. In
the hangings of the room and In the
When Queen Alexandra recovered, she
explained, though she said she did not
know why, the beauty of that first bunch
of violets had quickened her interest and
made her eager to regain her health and
strength. Since then she always has
showoi a great fondness for violets and
for that color In her gowns and in the
furnishings of her rooms.
Gay Life in -St. Petersburg.
Princess Ton tUamta
I loved the nightly troika drives, with
their mad speed through the snow,
gleaming brightly in the darkness; the
fabulous luxury at the end of them,
when. In some splendid restaurant far
away from the capital, a maginlficent
repast with costiy wines would be serv
ed to entrancing gypsy music, which
made every one, especially non-Russians,
forget all the fatigue of the drive. The
wonderful attraction of all these things
seemed drawn from some fairy king
dom Then came the long white nights, so
loved by the people of the North but
which told terribly on my nerves when
Russians expect that they and their
friends are to regard sleep and fatigue
as nonexistent, when activity is trans
ferred from the troikas to the Neva,
which is covered with small steamers,
and whn there is a life and brightness
on the river which only St. Petersburg
Speaker1! Offlcinl China.
From the CTucajn Itecnrd Herald.
L'ncle Joe Cannon was as simple in
his way of living as Speaker as he used
to be as a simple Representative in
Congress So during his reign over the
House the china, furniture, glass, silver,
and fine linen provided for the private
dining-room of the presiding officer re
posed neglected in the storeroom at the
The forgotten articles hive been taken
from the seclusion in which they have
lain since the nation paid for them In
the time of Mr Speaker Henderson, and
will demonstrate to legislators when put
in use the true Jeffersonian simplicity of
the gentleman from Missouri.
The china bears the thistle badge An
excellent piece of svmbolism. considering
the nature of the animal for which that
noble plant is the most acceptable article
Ver Von n sr Glrln.
From the New York Mail.
The young person, particularly of what
Artemus Ward called "the female sect."
Is still regnant in American life, but
her empire Is somew hat shaken. By de
grees the Idea is getting abroad that ev en
If she does rule the house, she shouldn't.
Here and there it is suspected that her
father and mother and her elder married
sister are rather more interesting than
herself, because thev have had time to
learn something, likewise opportunity.
Youth is an appealing and endear
ing thing, usually; but when linked
with arrogance and selfishness and
willfulness; when expressing "the least
agreeable form of Innocence ignor
ance;" when embodied In a Dayscy May
me who keeps her mother busy ironing
shirt waists and never turns a hand to
household work then it is not a pleasing
CURIOUS BITS OF HISTORY
By A. W. MACY.
CHARLES II AND HIS DOG.
Charles II. King of England,
was a great lover of dogs, and
always kept several of them
about him as pets. On one occa
sion he was quite distracted by
the disappearance of one of his
favorites. An advertisement, pre
pared by one of his servants, was
posted, but It did not have the de
sired effect. So Charles tried his
hand, with this result:
"Wo must call upon you again
for a Black Dog between a Grey
hound and a Spaniel, no white
about him only a streak on his
Brest and his Tayel a little bob
bed. It Is His Majesties' own
Dog, and doubtless was stoln. for
the Dog was not born nor bred
In England, and would never for
sake hl3 Master. Whoever Pndes
him may acquaint any at Whlte
hal, for the Dog was better
known at Court than those who
stole him. Will they never leave
robbing His Majesty? Must he
not keep a Uog? This Dog's
place, though better than some
imagine, is the only piiee which
nobody offer to beg."
(Ccpjr!ht. 1ML br Jcrfpa B. Botc.l
To-morrow 5hy' Rebellion.
GOSSIP OF THE
Cook an Oyster f No, Never!
"The true epicure," said "William
Nicholas Leach, the proprietor of a West
End oyster house in London, who was
seen at the Raleigh last night, "would
no more think of cooking an oyster than
cooking a nectarine? The oyster is one
cf the perfect things of life, and any
attempt to improve upon It Is an Im
pertinent and presumptuous offense.
"You may take him on the flat shell or
the deep. That Is the only real choice
that is open to a respectable man in the
presence of a good oyster.
"But whether you eat it on the flat
shell or the deep, you must eat it with
the minimum of delay after it has been
opened. The proper way to eat oysters
it. to take them singly from the hand of
the opener as with swift knife he forces
their hermitage and cuts the bonds that
hold them. There Is barely time even
for the sprinkle of salt, the drop of
lemon Juice, or the grain of pepper that
some thinR serve to bring out the natural
flavor. The true oyster cannot be cooked.
"I know of one old tavern In London
which Is celebrated for old-fashioned
f,ood cooking. The proprietor believes in
cooked oysters, and this is the way he
does thm: Take a thick rump steak,
.i dozen oysters, and a bottle of port.
Grill the steak over a clear fire. The
moment it Is done, lay the oysters upon
it. serve quickly, and eat before the oys
ters have time to toughen. They are
sufficiently cooked irr the hot Juices of
"And the other Ingredient the port?"
he was asked.
"You drink the port," he said, "and
envy no man."
Why Doctors Cost More.
Dr. Charles Edmonds, of Leadville.
Colo, who was seen at the New Wlllard
last night, said that along with the other
inrrMcpq In the post of living has COD16
'a sharp advance in all surgical supplies
and appliances necessary to doctors.
"Even skulls and bones of Europeans
who passed on many moons ago have
advanced In cost so materially that medi
cal students have been forced to aban
don the Idea of being the Individual own
ers of the disarticulated forms.
"Previous to the enactment of the new
law, which Is said to be responsible for
an advance of 25 per cent in all surgical
articles, skulls could be had for about J3,
and every up-to-date student had (one In
his study. But since the advance to $12.
clubs of Internes are formed to purchase
the skulls, and Individual ownership has
ceased. As a result of the advances
along the line the demand for surgical
supp'ies has decreased greatly and mer
chants are complaining.
"The older physicians are not affected
by the advance in the price of skulls and
bones, as they now fall back on their
old supplies when called upon to do so.
European manufacturers furnish prac
tically the entire supply of surgical ap
pliances to American doctors. Medical
doctors prefer the European to American
skulls and bones for purposes of demon
stration, for the reason that they are
more nerfectlv formed and whitened.
This Is because of a secret process of
preppratlon practically unknown except
"And rubber goods are available enly
to the rich, as the cost of rubber has
advanced fully 50 per cent. One of the
principal reasons for this jump is the
enormous demand by automobile tire
Praise Modern Press.
The modern press was declared the
greatest power for good or evil by Rev.
J. A. Mllbum, of Chicago, who was seen
at the Shoreham recently
"The modern newspaper." said he, "can
truthfully be called the autocrat of this
day While its technical name Is the
'Fourth Estate. it can reasonably be con
s'dered the very first estate, inasmuch as
its power of controlling the public
thoughts and morals Is practically un
limited. To the press is given the pow
er of a great moral force. It brings to
bear on the minds of the young the Im
portance of clean and wholesome athletics
and sports. I am greatly In favor of the
Sunday newspaper. To the many young
people of to-day who do not and will not
go to church the Sunday newspaper af
fords means for them to occupy their
time on the one day of idleness each
week, and the great majority of the news
papers produce In their Sunday editions
material of value. In the shape of educa
tional and amusing literature.
"Also, the press Is almost directly re
sponsible for the wonderful religious tol
erance In existence to-day. A few
jears ago the Protestants were unfriend
ly to the Roman Catholics, and the Cath
olics toward the Protestants, the Jew to
ward the Gentile, and vice versa, and.
thanks to the modern press, this feeling
has almost entirely faded away."
S dncy William Geddes, of London, who
is at the Arlington, in discussing English
social life as compared with the Ameri
can, said that "Americans are tame."
"Society in England," said he, "lives
to gamble, and part of it gambles to
live. Late hours are generally the rule,
and the evening Is often wound up at a
dinner or reception with practical jokes
and by a regular rough-and-tumble.
"Sometimes an alarm is given in the
middle of the night, and for the men of
the party to rescue the ladles, each and
all clad in the scantiest attire, is reck
oned a charming diversion. Then occa
sionally each guest's belongings are
moved Into another room, and boxes are
rifled and the contents of drawers are
upset on the floor, and when bedtime
comes the confusion is, of course, abso
lute. "A cat and kittens have been put into
a girl's bed, a toad into an old lady's,
and a doll dressed as a baby Into the
bed of a bachelor. Masks are put on
faces which peer around screens, and even
from under dressing tables. In fact, the
word 'rowdy Is a mild one to apply to
some of the best known country mansions
"Some of the daylight amusements are
just as 'so-so.' At one smart house a
gvmknna was held at which the women,
blindfolded, were driven around the lawns
In ribbon harness, the course being
marked out by champagne bottles. In
another, donkey rides were gotten up,
the women riding astride, either In tights
No Love for Them.
From the Omaha Bee.
Thus far Col. Guffey. of Pennsylvania,
hat, not donated any stained window
glass to Champ Clak, Dr. Wilson, or
From the Chicaw Kecord-Herfld.
The Secretary of the Navy announces
that Congress will be -asked to'authorixa
the building of a 30,000-toa batUftfthlp.