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EASHINQTON, D. C.. AUGUST 16, 180i
SulwcrUMsrs to "Tito Tltnew" will
confer n faor by promptly reporting
any discourtesy of collectorn,or ties'
loct ot duty on the part ot currier.
Complaint elttior by mall or In per
son will receive prompt attention.
Tlio morning Edition liould be do
lUcred to nil part ot the city by 0:30
o'clock tt. in., lucladlUK Sunday. The
Evoulnc Edition uliould be in the
linnds of SntMcrlberK not later than
5:30 p. in.
"Tlio ViiMUinstonTlnie"4M a mem
ber of tlio llochdale Co-operatlte So
ciety. TAKE THE TIMES WITH YOU.
Summer Outline Will fot Ho En
Joyed Unless It noos A Ions;.
Tlio Hummer tide ot pleasure and
lieultli-oeekers has net In tounrd
mountains! sprlncs and neubore.
No plans for ilio seaKOii's outing
will be complete unless The Times
Is included among tlioneccMiarles.
Men and women may bo front town
to lent e caro lwlitnd, but those t ho
would keep their finger on the pub
lic pulse, or houbreast of the world's
happeulnss, or. Indeed, who need u
golden link between themseles and
the whirligig of time these must
havo The Times sent dally to their
syltun or seaside retreat.
GIU'.EI) OF CONTHACTOHS.
The appirvnlly absolute refusal ot
Messrs Thorp& Bond, who have the contract
for the construction of the city postoffice,
to expend oue cent, if they can avoid it, to
provida safeguards against loss of life of
their employes is a forcible illustration of
the spirit wliii.ii actuates too many, not to
ay a great ma Jority,ofcmpioycrs of labor.
It Is new otiilewc that human labor is
looked upon as the cheapest or pnrcliasable
comruodltics'.and that the killing of men who
risk their lives in places that are Insecure
counts for little In tlie heartless and in many
ways horrible purpose of profit-making.
Laws hat e been enacted by State and na
tional legislatures providing for safety ap
pliances in varied and numerous dcp.irt
ments of labor, but they have beengtnerally
ignored and defied by the corporations,
which, almost without exception, hold
themselves to lie sidicrior to all law.
A few years aso a law was enacted com
pelling railroad companies to adopt a
uniform car coupling, that workmen
making up trains at night might not risk
tlieir lives by coming in contact with a
strange coupler. Insofar as the Times can
discover, the great corporations hate taken
very little interest In the matter, and the
Interstate Commerce Commission lias al
ready iiisilluted suits in many Instances
to compel compliance with the law.
Bo, apparently. It Is with emplojers of
labor In all industrial fields. Immunity
of wagoworkcrs from death and injury is
the last thing-to be considered, and tlio
saving or the almighty dollar the first and
AIlUbES OS THE UIVER.
It Is not plrasirg t. criticise the man
Ogcmciit, of riterve-seis, v.liichare fur the
most part officered by courteous and gtnial
Kculleruen,nud v. lio-eslilis fuuuMibo tnst
a fund of rccrtdliun for citizen of WasLIng
tou and their visitors, but it mtislr.eerthc
less be said tilli cniplirMs that it is the
duty of Mime one to pJt a stop to reckless
racing, sliucM. diseetrous lnfractlous or the
laws which are in'euded to gi.tc-u the
course ofstermcrs,and tleit!:ii.K of liquor
to miiiors or to pcrsci-s vLo are already
This criminal sale or liquor nearly pro
duced a not uu a crowded veecl U.e other
flay, and. In fact, quirt nod detent patrons
are pained .and cnib.1 missed almost every
trip they take by fights and the open
misconduct ut lll-mttuuered pwsfengers.
A series of such abuses which have re
cently been reported reached Its cLmax
yesterday In the action of the steamer
Pcutz In crossing the course of the City of
Richmond, escaping a disastrous collision
fcy a fearfully narrowmargin, as exclusively
published Ju The Times this morning. It
was a criminally reckless bit of spiteful ri
TBlry and might have been disastrous, nut
only to those who are responsible for It,
but to hundreds of passengers upon both
While the PcuU's officers treated the
matter with indifference, and deny that
there was any danger of culllsli .thestories
told by passengers contradict them, and
ebow clearly that only a prompt and vigor
ous reversal of the Richmond's engines pre
vented a terrible disaster.
People do not pay their money to these
companies to have their eyes and ears
offended by vulgar and insulting creatures,
Bor to ha e their lives placed In Jeopardy
by reckless manipulation of vessels.
LET THEM COME HEItE.
The free silver advocates who have Just
concluded a season of close communion in
(bis city appear to be csiwclally incensed
at the administration, charging that it Is
owned body and toggery bytbegoldbugs.
It ibis, be true, It must seem to most peo
ple that a poor way to effect their conver
sion is to bold sccrctseuions. The brilliant
lights ot the party should have hired the bi;;
gesthalllntown,gaUicTedlntbepeoi.lefrom highway and byway, and in every tliape
and manner put their opinio nsand their per
sonal popularity aud ability before the pub
lic and iLc officials they so soundly costl
This convention Is ended, however, and
its cistakes may bo remedied, possibly, by
conclusion to hold tbo national convention
ot next year at the National Capital, the
proptrest place lu the country tor the hold
Ins ot on co nven tlons.
- 1st the silveriles, with their vast se
gregation of oratorical talent, come to Wash
ington next year when the winter pfevery
bodt 's discontent Is being "turned to glorious
summer, when mankind is In mood most rs
ceptivc, when Congress, with all Its cuckoos,
Is In session, when the President's fishing
rod is yctinnctlvo,"and when members of
the Cabinet are not Journeying or Junket
ing, and concent rate, their spellbinding
and h Jpuotlc forces upon the goldbug wor
sblpirs at close range.
, The shortest rond to victory Is to-boldly
rush into the camp ot the enemy, take it
by storm, and surround, aud capture, aud
coerce Into submission the great captains.
That meeting In gnind and solemn council
of 700 Bannock and Shoshone "bucks," re
ported lu out telegraphic columns to-day,
suggests that very little urging would bo
required lo Induce those braves to take the
warpath In-earnest and uvenge the das
tardly killing of several ot their brethren
by white settfers" v": "
The public, have been led to suppose that
steps had been taken to effect the arrest
and punishment of "the murderous white
settlers, but it appears from the action of
the Indians that nothing has been done and
that they do not expect that further no
tice will 'be taken of the matter by the
Even if tills be untrue, the Impression Is
a bad one lo go ubroad among the Indians,
and no one need be surprised if the braves
make a sudden des centsome night upon the
settlements and effectually avenge the
murder of their brothers.
PRESIDENT PHILLIPS AGAIN.
The Metropolitan Street Railroad Com
pany has an ideal president in Mr. Phillips.
He cares nothing for bis promise to the
company's employes, that he would retain
the old force upon the motor cars,and dis
misses faithful- and experienced servants,
merely to get jut of his force members of the
union. He cannot forget the decisive
strike organized by the union somo months
ago upon the Metropolitan line. The ideal
president can neither forget nor forgive
a victory like that gained by the men on
Mr. riiilllps. In other words, is an Ideal
president for a corporation which looks
upon Itself as being superior lo all law. Be
cause The Times has told the truth, and
nothing but the truth, In regard to his per
formances, he Insults a reporter who po
litely asks him for a statement.
This is quite proper, admirable and char
acteristic In the ideal president. Courtesy
to polite callers would not be fitting in bim.
But. while Invaluable franchises are given
away to corporations who immediately be-
-gin to defy the law and abuse the public and
its newspaper champions. Just such men will
be lu demand for the most responsible po
sitions. SIBLEY AND SILVER.
. That was a rather sinister compliment-
which was iaid to his free coinage friends
by Hon. J. C. Sibley yesterday in his Ka
ligh siwech, when he arserted there were
9,000,000 voters in the United States who
IHieved with him in regard to silver, but
thai their enormous force was dissipated
It is. a i)or compliment to the intelligence
and honesty ot tho 0,000,000, when only
a handful can be found, who, like the bril
liant Mr. Sibloy, hae the courage of their
couictions, and are willing to cast aside
all affection for the 'old parties and vote
as tli"y think.
Poseiblj, however, Mr. Sibley may be
deceived both as to the quantity of voters
and the quality or their convictions. It Is
quite probable that only a small portion of
the ii.000,000 are really convinced that
tho free coinage of silver v ould be of sub
stantial benefit to this country and the
world, bJt are merely using the white metal
as a medium through which to express
their discontent with conditions that are
unsatisfactory, but for which they cannot
deise a plain and unmistakable remedy.
Nothing is clearer, however, than that
the iHjlitical and social economist must dig
far deeper than seinB of silver lie before
ho reacb"S a solution of those problems
which are now vexing the minds of eo
many students of human affairs. Until
such solution is mad' plain, the growlers
may as vell fool with the silver as with
any othir question.
In Corbetl's case tho divorce dinner did
coldly furnish forth the marriage supper.
Contractors who" show no consideration
for life or limb of workmen should, as their
least punishment, never be awarded an
other Goerument contract.
As Mr. Hi 11, of Missouri, the fiery s-llve rite,
has thanked God that he Is cot Mr. Hill, of
New Tork, It would now bo interesting to
know how Mr. Hill, of New Tork, feels
While President Cleveland was being
denounced as perfidious, traitorous, and
generally Judas Iecoriotic, In the silver
convention yesterday, ho was comfortably
soiling bisTSrw steam yacht upon Buzzard
Bay, not caring whetber school was being
kept or not.
A good subject for the cartoonist was
suggested yesterday In the silver conven
tion by Hill, of Missouri, when be declared
that Cleveland and Carlisle) would "go
down the lanes of oblivion hand in hand
amied cries of indignation from tbo people."
Lanes of oblivion offer a splendid oppor
tuUty for artistic, impressionistic exploits.
That mayor at Dallas, who is a paragon
of virtue, according to his own description
of himself. Is enthusiastically In favor ot
"pulling off" the Corbctt-Fitzslmmons
fight in Texas because it will fetch a great
crowd of visitors lo the State. Doubtless
be is correct. Even a dog fight draws a
larger crowd than a sermon does. The
management of the Atlanta Exposition,
who have so nicely estimated the drawing
qualities of a bull fight, should shake hands
with the virtuous Dallas mayor.
Tea aud Ileer.
Sir Wilfred Lawson is cot often "told,"
but a story now going the rounds shows
that sometimes he meets with one who Is
more than bis match. Espying a laborer
oner day walking along with his old family
black bottle protruding from bis pocket, he
entered into conversation with him. After
pointing out the misery which had resulted
from the .bottle. Bit Wilfred earnestly ex
horted the man to flee from Its contents.
Tlic man was to overcome that he look out
the receptacle and emptied the liquor Into
the roadU BifWlUred"s face beamed witb
pleasure, and, banding the man sixpence,
be said, "Take that; Jt will buy you tome
thing better." The (asm, to the disgust of
Sir Wilfred entered a public house and
spent the sixpence in beer. Tat) liquor he
had thrown awoy'was cold tea. Westmin
"Do you know there Is one thing about
Washington that strikes me as queer?"
remarked a Boston visitor to.a Times re
porter. "I've been here no w about a week,
and nearly every evening have sougth re
lief from thoheat at one ot the river resorts.
Consequently I have seen soir -.thing of
the river front, and I cannot help butnotice
the absence of yachts. There are. a few lit
tle sloops and some small craft moored in
tbo stream, but ttcy are a mere handful.
Why, it seems to me that this ought to be
a great yachting town. You have a beau
tiful stretch of river, big and broad a few
miles down, and only a short way from the
Chesapeake. In fact, with the exception
ot those cities located immediately upon
the seaboard, I know ot few places where
there are better facilities for the sport.
Instead of that It is apparently almost en
"You haven't a naval mllltfa either;
have youf" The Times man acknowl
edged that shortcoming. "All, that's
a pity, a great mistake. Why. right here
at the seat ot government, with a navy
yard aud naval officers by the dozen Just
waiting for something to do, this is the
town above all which should set an exam
ple in that line of' the militia, which, by
the way, is going to be a big thing mme
of these days. The Times had better
start a naval reserve corps and add lo the
reputation which the National Guard of
the District already enjoys."
"Sheriff Palmer has a grievance against
The Tiroes," was a comment made yester
duy. "He says he nover has a chance to make
an arrest, for the reason that The Tim?s
nlna)8 ghet warning to the violators of
law by publishing their misdeeds a day In
advance of his arrangemnots to pull them
"Why don't ha arrange to bi a day in ad
vance of The Times?" was asked.
"Give It np."
The example of wearing rubber soled
shoes atnlght, set by tho night lnsiector,
has been followed by almost all the xllce
men on the force, and now after 12 o'clock
tho men glide around like phantoms. The
shoes are canvas topped with corrugated
rubber soles, and cost the men about 76
cents a iwir. Th"y are economical and reet
the men's feet after they have been tramp
ing nround In h'avyjihoes, and liesliles
they enable the wearer to approach any
night prowlr without being heard. Then,
too, thAy aid tho copper to elude the vigi
lant watchfulness of "Uncle Isaac," and
many a "hoodler" owes his escape to the
For almost a century, boats of all de
scription, in trueling on the Potomac
Klver, have tolled their bells while passing
Mount Vernon. This beautiful custom was
Inaugurated soon after the death of the
Father of Ills Country, and has been re
ligiously kept up. Almost a hundred jears
hac now elnpiM-d, and the bells still toll,
and when centuries have rolled by, or ai
long as the Potomac is a navigable river,
tho custom will be followed. Even the
careless. Jolly crowds on the excursion
boats hush their laughter mid the frholous
vessels hound the toll of respect to what
Slount Vernon holds, the clay ot Wash
ington. "There's a class ot sharks In town Uiat
ought to have the attention or The Times,"
said Col. Perry Carson. "The people I
refer to are colored, and make a business
of collecting for churches and public meet
ings, and for expenses of the churrh so
cieties, witli the intention of iockcttng
the bulk of the proceeds.
"I know people who quit work a yiar,
and even two ears ago, to go into that
business. They go about In better clothes
than they used to, and seem to be living like
"The churches ought to take hold or the
rtllows. They ought to have a lietter
s j stem ot collecting, and arrange for
Identifying evert body who Rats he is
authorized to get money for them."
There is not the slightest Indication that
the, labors of the fool killer ttill be com
pleted In the immediate future. In fact, it
appears that the sphere of his duties is
cacti day widening A Wn-liington gentle
man tells the story of a friend of his, a
lady, ttho came lo grief ail beeau-e the
annllnlator of Idiots let one subject go un
harmed. The lady kept a boarding hou'e
In the northwest quarter of the city. The
uudeslroyed fool was tier star lionrder.
The lady sat by the ttindow or her parlo
one morning cleaning a i air or white kid
gloves with benzine. The star boarder
entered the room smoking a cigar'and took
a se.it opposite Ills landlady. His trained
eye saw the possibility for a Joke. After
giving his frlend'waming that lie intended
to throw a lighted mutch in her direction,
he ignited the brimstone and tossed it to
ward her. An explosion, of course, fol
lowed. When the palrhnil suereeded in ex
tinguishing the flames tt was seen that the
lady's hands were badly burned. A week
passed and no relief could be found. All
of tier boarders. Including the stellar luna
tic, left her because she could not attend
to the household duties. The lady is just
now recovering the use of her hands and
the star boarder Is diligently seeking new
fields wherein to display the gifts thut In
What Editors Think.
Nothing could be more sacred In the olden
days than the family hearthstone and the
family altar. But in NewYork city, in
these degenerate times, the most precious of
all family belongings appears to be the fam
ily beer pitcher. Cleveland Press.
For the sake ot the Republican party, not
merely to New York.bu tin LheUnlted States,
It is to be hoped that Piatt, strongly iu
trenchpd though he is, will be overthrown
this year. There Is no hope or permanent
success in New York If that is not done
There a re a fo w calamity ho rrlers and pes
simists left.but they are Republicans and 16
to 1 free coinage Democrats. Both of these
classes are experimenters , and their stock In
trade is chiefly made up of disasters, depres
sions ,nnd business troubles When these
exist thcdemandforacbangecatclies many
who otherwise would stop and think. But
for several months the tide has been against
tho calamity howlers, be they 16 to 1 silver
Inflationists or Republican high tariff ad
vocates. Nashville American.
Lieut. Gen. Schofleld nun that llin do.
fenses all along the northerly part of our'i
Eastern coast arc very weak, and tbatlhcy
constitute Uic only danger of a successful
attack on this country from without. He
presumably refers to our New England
coast defenses. Including those ot Boston.
And yet there is no greatlrepldallonhereon
account of the danger to which we are al
leged to be exposed. That feeling seems to-4-
be monopolized by our professional war
riors, who are always on the lookout for
war. Boston Herald,
On the whole. It strikes us that the two
favorite Republican sons ot the East Mor
ton and Reed are nolnsktng much real
headway. Morton's own .State is for him
only in a nominal sense, and Heed's owa
section is plainly not .going to give him ua
diTMsd support. Meanwhile, while stcXln
tey Is making more noise than anybody els
on the BepabUcan sue jnribo West, there
are many inmcstions-inait Allison anu .Har
rison are botlr-busl-.,ia.wlnjr wood and
saying nothing." Aid, alike In New York
and new England, there (are strong Itepub
Ilcan Influences at work all the time which
favor the nomlnatloj joj either the Iowan
or the ex-Presldenl jrfcpeferenee to either
Heed or McKlnley.-JBflilmore Bun.
The California Jrjr'lsystem, whereby
fourteen Jurors areMdatvn lu order that
there may be "sparesV.In case of jlct
neas or other Incapacity, on the part of
anybody In the regular panel, is an Im
provement on our sjstem, whieh necessi
tates the loss of all the time Bpent in a
trial It at any stage of it a Juror be
comes disabled. It would seem, however,
as if an equally good result might be reach
ed with less circumlocution. Why should
we cling .to the number twelve as If It
bad some especial sanctity jo the Jury
box ? Why Is twelve any better than 'en
or nine?' Why' would It not Improve tie
system to l provide, .for-Instance, that,
while twelve men shall be sworn, a ver
dict by nine of the twelve shall be con-,
elusive, whether the shortage Is occa
sioned by -.disagreement on the part of
three or the disability of anyone or mora
of them? Detroit Free Press.
Walter Mattocks, a wealthy lawyer ot
.Chicago, dropped dead at the Calnmet Club,
in thatclty, yesterday.. He had Ifcruplained
ot feeling badly for the past two or three
days. He was forty years old and a bach
elor. John M. Butler, at Indianapolis, is re
ported critically ill at Newport. Mr. But
ler is one ot the best known lawyers in In
diana, and was a partner ot the late United
States Senator McDonald.
Mme. Caslmir-Perler, has organized a
crusade against the use of birds' breasts
and wings for decorative purposes.
E. E. Kessler, of Richmond, Ind., claims
to have been the youngest private soldier .
in the war. He enlisted In Company B,
Sixty-eighth Ohio Veteran Volunteer In
fantry, at Napoleon, Ohio, in September,
1861, at the age of less than thirteen) ears,
and served three years and nine mouths as
a -private soldier.
The youngest member of the new House
of Commons is Viscount Milton, who Is only
Cant. Thomas L. Henry, the once noted
guerrilla, of Kentucky, will soon become a
Alfred de Mussel's sister refuses to have
any of his works In her possession pub
lished as she says they' will not add to his
fame as a poet. Sh HSlewie refuses to let
his letters b; seen, anions which is the cor
resiiondcnce betwecsa tho poet and George
Archbishop Ireland' Is the only arch
bishop wh6 wears the button of the Lotal
Legion. Ji ' ,
With the death of James Bunn the no
ble race of Shlnnecockilndlans ends. The
old man died wlta Ills, face to the sun,
which, as he died, rose over the Shiun-citk
hills on Long Island, the ancient home of
his once powerful raccv
The late Gen. Frtnk Wolford was a
picturesque siirvlvaTof the old-time Ken-tuc-kian.
It has been said of him that lie
was a cross between Davy Crockett am
Bishop Bascom, and, while he said "tt par"
and "thar" and "pint'' (Tor point) and
"sot." nc"knew the Bible almost by heart.
Once, when asked at CbambcrUu'H what
dishes lie preferred to ciiooe from the
elaborate bill or fare, he replied: "Drap
dumplinsand a b'iled hen."
In Bulgaria the late M. Stamhulnrf
ranked among the first orators and could
talk excellently In French, Russian, Turk
ish and Roumanian. All of these were en
tirely self-taught, and, though his French
might occasionally be faulty in grammar,
bis fluency and force of expression in that
tongue were remarkable. Hi3 tastes and
Interests were wide, and he often regretted
that he had not bad more leisure to culti
Said to Be Funny.
She (reproachfully) You raid you would
die for me.
He (stiffly) I was referring to my
whiskers, madam Detroit Free Press.
ChollyChampey I sec that earrings are
comtnginlo fashion again. Have your ears
ever been bored? .
Miss Caustic What a quef tlon! naven't
I of ten listened to your twaddle? S racuse
Snaggs I understand that at your picnic
no liquor was allow cd on the ground.
McFIibberty Av coorse not, torr. We
dranklt Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
"I think the water's too cold for Johnny
'to bathe to-day."
"You needn't trouble abont that. He
can wear two pairs of tights." Judy.
Mrs. Citybred (Just arrived at the country
farm) What well-bebaved children you
have, Mr. KorntosIel
Kornlossle-Yes, they're wellenough now;
but you should tee 'cm in the fall. After
watchin' the ways of the city folks nil
summer they'ro that rarcy and peart there's
no llvin' with 'em. Boston Transcript.
Nellie Look at those pretty cowsl
Maudie They are not .cows. They or
NeUle-But what IMhe difference?
Maudie Why.cows give milk and calves
give Jelly. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
A woman may not be absent-minded, but
she looks It when talking to an Infant
Many men attempt to give life a rosy hue
by gazing at the world throngh wineglasses.
Syracuse Post. ' 8
. s J-
Ncwsboy (at Etmimer resort railway de
pot) Taln't evcry'gentleman gives me the
change to keep. Bay'.'are you goln' to the
You ng Man Yes , my boy.
"Well, III glvy you a pointer. You're
purty hungry, ald't yc?"
"Half starved. I've traveled a lorg dis
tance since breakfast."
"I thout so, from th' dust on y'r coat.
Well, you Just elip in at the back door."
There ain't tio other young men there
this season. Jon you sneak In an git a
square meal before any ot the girls seel yon.
It's the last one they'll gfre you tlmo to
sat." Now York Weekly.
" t A- Few 'Points.
Varnish is a great preservative of wall
paper. " r
Glue and sawdust or boiled papcrpolp are
the accepted mixtures tor filling np nail
holes in floors widen are to be painted.
To dean porcelains use soft soap and
an old tooth brush.
Never use soap forgfass. Wash all glasses
aur) tumblers In not wutersndaoda and
(lose in cold water.
Sentf rom Washington
Postmaster-General Wilson, when asked
if he had been tendered the associate Jus
ticeship, smiled and saidr
"I notice that Mr. JustlostField.ot Califor
nia, has been kind enough to mention my
name among four persons from whom the
President will be likely to make the appoint
ment of the next associate Justice. I am
inclined to think that the suggestion of
Justice Field will not be very influential
at the White House."
The irony In this suggestion wlUbennder
stood by those who know how very strongly
opposed to the Cleveland administration
Justice Field Iras been, and with what te
nacity he Is holding to his seat and to lite
to the hope that he may bo able to makc.
"lt Impossible for President Cleveland to
appoint his successor, E. IK. .Wright. In
Ex-Senator Ransom, minister to Mexico,
has been In (he city to confer further with
the State Department as to tliepossiblllty
of extending his leave. He came quietly
'from the North Carolina mountains, where
be has been seeking to restore his health.
Under the regulations of the State Depart
ment he trill not be able tobavehislcaveex
tcuded more than thirty days, or a total of
ninety days After tho expiration of that
period, unless he shall Induce the Adminis
tration to dory law and precedent, he will
be compelled to return to his post. His phy
sical appearance docs not Indicate that he
will be able within the time of his leave to
go to Mexico. Many ot his friends believe
that he will not be able to live In the high
altitude of Mexico. He is atnicted with
heart disease or asthma, or both. During
the last session of Congress he was twice
stricken In the Senate lu such a manner as
to cause the gravest apprehension. On one
occasion It was ttith difficulty that he was
revived. J. S. Shrlver In Cincinnati Times'
During the past six montsh at lean a
score of men have 'been suggested as
possible Presidential or Vlcc-Preridentlal
candidates, both Republicans and Demo
crats, who would be Ineligible for the
office. The Congressional Directory states
that "Join P. Jones, of Gold Hill, Nev.,
Whether he was a year old or a day old
when he left Erglard, the mere fact that
be Is of foreign birth is eufficicnt to dis
qualify him for toe high office of President.
In the case of ex-Speaker Cri'p is Is
different. Although born In England his
parents were American citizens, ar.d such
a contingency is expressly provided for
in the Constitution Another man who has
been frequently discussed for tecoi d place
on the Republicau ticket is Serator Mc
Millan, of Michigan. He was born In
Hamilton, Ontario, ard is consequently
out of the race "Tor any higher position
than that he now holds. There, are a
number of other men quite prominent in
the hist Congress who might perhaiw be
looked upon as Vlce-1'resldc-nlial pos
sibilities were it rot Icr tfcrirtonttitutional
dtsbailttles. Congressman McGann, of
Chicago, is a very popular man among
lanorlug classes, but war Lcrn in Ireland.
Mr Henderson, of lav. a. is another man of
considerable ability, but was born in
Scotland. Wcadock, of Michigan, who
championed the cause of Catholic tchools;
-nos born in Ireland. Senator Gallinger,
of Hew Hampshire, happens to have been
born 1 n Hamilton , Ontario Senator Pasco,
of Florida, is also of foreign birth. J. 8.
Van Antwerp, In Indianaimlls Journal.
I asked Hoke Smith to-day it the Georgia
negroes favored free silver. He replied:
"I asked one of them that question when
I was down there last week. Ilcs-cratched
big woolly head and said: V
' 'Wal, Mars Sn-if, 1 did favor TrtesU
ber, suab's you 'sb'n.leetlc while ago. But
since you's been in de Slate, Mars' Smlf,
dc 'latere am a-growln' and de 'possum
gettin plenty. An' I tell you what 'tis.
Mars' Srolr, gib dls here nlggali plenty
'possum and 'tatcrs, an yum, yum! get up,
cblle an' sing hailuyah! I doan' want no
Tree silber. 'Possum an 'taters an' free
gol am good nufr fer me.' " Corne
lius Gardiner, in Chicago Evening Journal.
Odd Marriage Customs.
In Sweden and Norway the bride Is
dressed In her wedding garments, placed
in the middle of the room and surrounded
by lighted candles. Her friends walk
around her and make all the uncompli
mentary remarks of which they can think.
Finally everyone is ordered out of the room,
the ceremony is performed and a proces
sion escorts the couple to their new home,
every one carrticg a candle.
Marriage fetes in Finland are often pro
longed for several days, even among peo
ple of humble r.in'-c The Finnish youth
never "pops the q-i'on" himself to the
girl of his choice. Tne proposal Is made
through a tiird pei.oa, called the "tal
man," to whom the happy couple give a
present when his mediation, proving suc
cessful, ends in a wedding. Not uncom
monly their gift takes the form of a shirt,
while the clergyman who presides receives
a handkerchief and a pair of warm hair
In certain parts of Holland when a young
man thinks he loves a girl be asks bur for
a match to light his cigar at the door of the
beloved one's home. This Is done to let the
parents know that something Is intended
and If the visit Is repeated and the same
thing occurs no doubt is left in the mind
of the parents and they proceed to investi
gate the young man's character and ante
cedents. Whcnhe calls a third time they
are prepared to give him an answer, If his
suit is looked upon with favor he is for the
first time invited Inside and given a match.
If refused he produces his own matcb.Ilghu
his cigar and walks away.
IF You Would Be Beautiful.
. Those Impolite organs, tho lungs, liver,
kidneys and alimentary canal, must lie
kept In free working order daily, not by
medicines, but by compliance with natural
Wrinkles are caused by the loss of the
natural moisture of theskln which feeds the
tissues over night, as dew feeds flower
petals; by the loss ot the tlilo tissue-like
layer of fat beneath the skin; by loss of
nerve force and lack ot nutrition.
Bread eaten before It Is twenty-four hours
old is responsible o n account of the fermen
tation It keeps up for anaemia, consump
tion, pneumonia, influenza, gastric ulcer,
tumor and cancer. A fine-grained com
plexion may be kept by avoiding fresh
yeast bread and while bread.
The finest cosmetic for warding off wrin
kles Is water. Hot water and soap, warm
damask towel, a trifle of cold cream gently
massaged In for night: warm water and a
cold dash ot salt water follow la the morn
Holding the head up and keeping the
shoulder-blades flat prevent ugly folds la
the throat .
When you feel bilious drlalc bot 'emonode
three times a day. It you cvnnot sleep
put three teaspoonalote ot whisky In, hot
'.Ttiprii will b featnrea- ot esprclsd lo
tsrest to you tBuext Sunday' Tims.
It Is well known that the Briton's ap
preciation of Aericanhumoris not marked
by any great amount of keenness, a case
in point occurring at the Itittenbouse Club
the other day, says the PDlladelpIi la Record.
There Is a young Englishman stopping in
Philadelphia who makes ltls" hoacliiuarteri
there, and one morning .he overheard
one of the members ask another-how he
folt, "Oh, out ot sight," was the response
The Englishman -made a mental note o(
this, and determine-to get it off hirrseif
at the first opportunityThe next day tie
met a friend, who offered the usual salu
tation. The Englishman's fare broad
ened into a grin. Striking an attitude, he
exrlaimed: "Oh, you cuwn't see me, old
chap, -you cawn't see me!"
Tho Lion once summoned his councillors,
the Ass, the Fox, and the Monkey, and in
quired what reform was most urgent la
the Animal Kingdom.
-t"rsuggct8aid.tUeMonkey.-wlt a wise
smile." thatyour Maiealycatall the young
lambs their "morals are not what they
"And I." quoth the Fox, "would eat the
sheep as well, for 'lit they set the bad ex
ample." Then the Ass, In hlsVool's cap and bells,
said, "Take my advice, O King, and eat
only tho fatonos; the lean may even gu free,
bo their morals good or bad."
At this the Lion roared with delight,
saying, "Verily in the month of on Ass
is wisdom. But what, gentle knate," lie
added, "shall we call this reform?"
"Forsooth Sir," answered the Ass." "we
wilt call it a graduated taxi" Pall Mall
That a tender heart often "lies"beneatb
a ragged coat was well .illustrated by a
little Incident whh-h attracted the atten
tion of a number of pedestrians near Twen
tieth street aud Montgomery avenue, yes
terday morning, says a Philadelphia pa
per. A happy lot was crossing Montgom
ery avenue, with a trl-colored penny
kite trailing behind, when the string
broke and the frail paper toy fell lu the
middle of the street. The child was about
to return in order ti pick it up, but feared
to run I be risk of being run over by a
catamaran a high-wheeled truck used to
haul stone which was coming down toe
avenue, drawn by a long line of thirteen
horses, and carrying a block of stone
weighing perhaps five tons. The driver,
a big, rough Irishman, noticed the child's
dilemma, and, thinking perhaps of a little
oue of his own, halted the cavalcade, and
beckoned to the youngster to pick up the
precious kite. Still tbe child hesitated,
seeing which, the driver left his horses
and handed tbe toy to its owner. The by
standers smiled, the child laughed and the
Irishman shouted, "Git up!"
W W. Scott came near being blttcrthy a
rattlesnake List week while on his way
to the forest to chop some wood , says the
Daulouega (Ga.) Signal. Just as he went
to cros a rail fence lie bapix.ned to look
down before he placed his foot on the op
posite side Had he not done so he would
soon have rested on a Llg four-foot rattle
snake. To say that Bill was scared doesn't
exprc-s It. He Jumped back .crossed the
fence at another place, and with a stroke
that would hat e killed an elephant set ered
Its bead from Its body, burying tlienxe deep
into the ground. Itliasmadequitea cLangc
in liilL Next Sunday he was at the church
house long before anybody else arrived,
and when tlicmluisternppearedaLd finished
his sermon Bill didn't wait until the contri
bution basket vi.is presented to bim, but
went up voluntarily and gave freely for tbe
support of the ministerial cause.
Notwithstanding Uncle Charlie Cesser is
,85 years or age, he is always up and doing
when anything comes forward which he
thinks will U"neflt the town, according to
the Atlanta Constitution. He was the first
one to subscribe anything to the Dalilonega
Ballroad $500. The old gentleman, is
very much enthused over the mattcraiid
says that he reels like he will live long
enough to ride on this road yet.
At Gl'ualta the children and grandchil
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Harris-met
sjtbe old iieople and spent a very ple-iFant
day. Th-re were forty seven children and
grandchildren on lioud, and as there was a
trateling artist present, the whole group
was photograpld. Uncle Sewt Harris
has seen tils three score a:td ten, bat Is stout
and Jolly and can do more bard work
A veteran, who testifies that bis age is
105, has applied to the State for a iei;
sion, undtr the indigent ecsion act. He
is W. A. Kilpat rick, and his horns Is in Bar
There are three negroes In Lee County
whoso combined ages aggregate 310
From Over the Ocean.
We-ll Mat ured. "This is really excellent
"Old! I should think it wasl The fact is,
I have been owing the wine merchant the
account for it about seventeen years."
An Exemplary Patient. "Tlirs monUrg
thedoctorordered me to drink warm water
an hour before every meal, and here I'te
been drinking for the last forty ru.i.uu-s,
but 111 be Jiggered If I can swallow an
other dnip." Humoristische Biaettcr.
A Child's Logic "Look here, Cesarlno,
your father is right down stingy. He Is a
shoemaker nnd stiil be lets you go abont
with your boots all In holes!"
"That's nothing compared with your
fattier. He's a dentist, and your little
brother has only got a single tooth."
Were he lo speak three little words,
Or whisper them, 'twere better still.
There's not a boon that earth can give
Which could my heart with rapture fill
Like tliose three tVordsbrcathedsoftandlow,
I love you. Oh, I love you so.
My heart grows Taint with hope deferred,
I watch his face with eager eyes.
I watch his lips, his every word.
Can he such fervent love despUc?
Ah.no! Someday those lips so de.tr
Will speak the words I long to hear.
Ah, then, what Joy! Talk notto me
Of maiden lives so free from care.
From iiisand cares I would not flee
Could I his heart and fortune'share.
I'd follow ou through briar and brake.
With bleeding feet, for liis dear sake.
There will bo feu tares of phkcI(i1 In
terest to you In next Sunday' Times.
Tailor (measuring customer) Are you
married or single?
Customer "I have been married a tew"
"Then yojt want a secret pocket In the
lining of your vest."
"That shows now short a time you have
been married. You will need a place, to put
a little change where' your wife can't find
It- You see, I'm a married man myself."
Tbere will be leHture of en pedal In
(vast to -too lu next Sunday's. Tlmeav.
PINEY POINT HOTEL
At Reduced Rates,
On Stearaer Arrowsmlth on Saturday, the 17th
instaat Leaving; her wharf st 8 o'clock p. m.,
arriving la Wasnia-cUn by 10 o'clock Sunday
nlgt!. Fare for the round trip tickets on boat
and meals and room at tae hotel, only SZ50.
Jfo tickets sold at tho wharf. Can only be had
at the store of Wash. B. Williams, ;ta and V
Thos. W. Williams,
KKBNANS LTCEUM THKATJCIt- BenoVatcd
throughout Opening of th rogular season
Saturday night, August 17, and following week..
TJV0 BIG SHOWS IN ONE.
Cyrene's High-class Vaudeville?
In the theater 8 to 10:30.
In tbo Summer Garden 10:30 to midnight
One admission to alL Prices, 85, 50, 75 cents
OCT O" SIGHT.
1 Squeezer Hardup Tliere'H no nso
lu biiylnjr a new utrutv lint. I'll
rub tills one with u Ilttlo lemon
ttnd put It In tbe sun to bleacb.
2 That's It. Now III leave It tliero
for twenty minuter), and it will bo
"out o' fclsllt."
3 OlMt-JVell, tbis Is a dnlnty dlsll
Straw dnwllc-d Willi lemon. .Yum
ynin.ynxn. A Brief Description.
Her eyes that shine with tender light
Belie her haughty tone;
Tbe sort ot girl you love at sight
And want to make your own.
Her lips that hint ot honeyed bliss
Belie her distant air;
The sort of girl yoa long to kiss
But somehow never dare,
MiiS Gnshoi My lord, daring all your
American tour which of the be lies has proven
tbe mobt irrctisubly alluring?
1IU Lordihlp The aw diuner-bells, I
assure you. New York World.
a a o n
Will Appear In the Sunday Times
of August Eighteenth.
-The Captain's Wife. "(Illus
trated.) By'Opie Reid. '
a Hollow of the "Woods;
Second Instalment of Bret
Harte's Fascinating; Serial.
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