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THE EVENTNfi- TIMES, 'TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1S95.
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WASHINGTON, D. C AUGUST 20. 1893.
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olety. TAKE THE TIMES WITH YOU.
finmmcr Out lug Will Not Ho En
Joyed I7nle- It Gikw Along.
Tlie Miimmer tide of plciiMiire and
hiiUtli-ieker ha net In toward
mountain), upHiiir and neiliore.
No pluiM for tlie saiNon'ii outing
will ln complete mile Tlie Tlmeit
la Incliidtil unions tlie necfiwarleH.
Men uud women may go from town
to li-uve cure beliind, but tlioo ho
would keep their finiior on the pub
lic piilp.e,ir beiibrraft of the worldV
happening, or, Indeed, who need n
golden link between tIUMiinelve nnd
the whirligig of time these nnost
buve 'lhe TIiiicm sent dally to their
hylviiu or M-aslde retreat.
- THAT POLICY QUESTION".
It Is very gratifying lo know tli.it District
Attorney liirnej will, without undue delay,
take hold 1 f tlie r.ucstlcn vv liether a great
corporation like the Western Union Tele
graph Conip iny cau do what iiooihercorro
ration can do o will, and that is to tervc
the lottery orpollcy companies of Louls Hie
by rciwnlng their drawiLgs to disreputable
shacks on the Virgin! 1 side of tlie rntomae,
where the poor are bled out of hard-won
earnings and no one except the dealers
has the ghoit of a show to win.
That Mr, Biruey will look at the ques
tion in a UW-ral light there Is little
or no doubt, but even a posi
tive decision ion his part will not
settle the matter legally, no difference
what Its moral effect may be. The Western
Union Telegraph Is in very comfortable
flnanclil clrciim.-tanccs, even considering
the large dividend It Is paying on enor
mously' watered slock It Is not conducted
either in the Interests of aniureznent or
morality It furnMies the electricity, the
Wires nnd the instruments, and the people
can furnish the conscience, II tbey want any
This lottery question, as described In The
Times, is one of the most Important that
has been brought before any tribunal in
recent years, and it should be forced
rapidly on until a thorough test can be
Meantime the Rosslyn ranch and the
Western Union Telegraph Comp-iny will
continue business at the old stand in genial
NO SrilIKE WANTED.
Nothing is more agreeable than to gay
agreeable ihlugs when it Is deserving that
they should be said, nnd because The Times
has had occasion to criticize President
Phillips, of the Metropolitan road, with
come degree of severity. Is no argument
that It should not. commend that gentle
man for his plain admission to his employes.
If statements to The Times of this morning
are wholly correct, that no strike Js desired
and thai anything within reason will be
grautcd to prevent a threatened strike
This is a reasonable and commendable
view to take of the whole controversy.
No one will deny that as things go it it.
very aggravating to an employer of labor
to even consider in any way the opinion
of employes It Is an I nhcrlled trait which
Is fast becoming obsolete, but It Is. never
theless pre, lit, and an embodiment of the
old regime, that the master looLs upon the
emp!ou ax a serf or as a chattel slave.
These condition are outgrown, and the
oonernll employers of labor recognlie that
fact, and co-operate with, rather than
issue commands to, wage-workers, the
sooner will "harmony be brouglit alouL
Many emo'oyera of labor hate long com
prehended this condition, and governed
themselves accordingly; but the rest ere
still awaiting the handwriting on the
IT SHOULD 1113 HEHE.
No matter what excuse may be offered
fcy genial gcitleiren connected with the
Marine Hand, It goes without saying that
such an organization, should represent the
District at noire on Labor Bay.
Wbllo all the gcntleii-ea ot the Marine
Corps may not always be pleasing agents
for that body, which wields such power In
the politics of the country, there Is a nnirber
quite sufficient to leaven the whole lurrp
which would prefer to devote Itself to
Washington on all important occasions,
and particularly on that clay when the sjn
pnthizcrs with the airosof the wage workers
at the Capital City prefer to irate their
presence felt upon their native son.
Bandtrcn nre but workers like their fd
Iowsof other crafts, and wbatmaybeca lied
the royal baud of America should be heard
aa frequently and exclusively at Wash
lqrton as others are upon the Plocian IIIII
at Borne or in the Thlergarten at Berlin.
MORE TtlVEB RIOTING
report of s Ocrce fbrht aboard the
cr George Leary last zugnt on her
return trip from down tbo river, empha
sises what has been repeatedly urged lit
The Times, that proper precautions are
ot taken to insure order and rnfety on
hoard river steamers, and that come power
Tfdnp E SPjfejqpOWfrrciir'r
shouKLbc brought into action to'nntkctuch
Tneso excursion steamers are Mich a
pleasure and benefit, to thore -who are
cooped between clty'walls that It would
be exceedingly ungenerous to find fault
until" such criticism is Imperatively de
manded Tho comiriairrts have become so
frequent of lafci pf1 tbe misconduct of
passengers that rcrpcctable and timid peo
ple prefer to spend warm evenings at
hornet rather than bcposcibly made the
center of a drunken circle, of riot and blood
shed, or of easily excited panic.
No matter what the composition of tho
passengers ofthe Lcnryythe occurrence of
lost evening was. provocative of a panic,
and jet not to a greater extent than
Incidents In the recent history of many other
river lMiats. The authorities should roc that
crowding, coming on or going olf boats,
should bo tupprcsred; that sales of liquor
to minors and Intoxicated pcrcons be
stopped, and that Increased supervision be
exercised over the giddy and reckleES, who
fall to realize that the rail of a steamer's
deck is i ot as tare a rcrting place as the
arm-chair of lhe maternal chamber.
LAIIOK UURBAtT CHIEFS.
Within a few weeks chiefs of labor bu
reaus ot various States, with Hon. Car
roll D. Wright, Commissioner of the Na
tional Department of Labor, will assemble
at. Minneapolis to discuss the work of their
Tho new complexion that tlie labor move
ment assumes-j ear after year given an
accumulating Interest to these assemblies
of gentlemen is ho have given Immeasur
able time and Industry to the collection
of data upon social and industrial sub
jects. Ills to be regretted tliat only twenty
seven States of the Union have organized
labor bureaus, but that Is a fact; and yet
when It Is remembered that it is but a few
3 ears since when only half a dozen States
had such bureaus, uud, also, since the na
tional bureau was instituted, all friends
of the work. In which these men nre en
gaged will be encouraged.
Among the delegates and speakers who
will be at Minneapolis, there are some who
are very conk.Tvative and some who are
very radical; but as heads of bureaus of
labor statistics they are careful In expres
sion of jieraonal opinion, as It is the Ir clearly
outlined duty to collate, not to comment,
to describe conditions and not to sugge-fct
a remedy for bad conditions.
No one can denj that vast good has re
sulted from the work of these Imreaui,,
and the record ot the approaching one will
certain!) not fall short of any of its prede
cessors. THE DENVEH DlSASsTEII.
The people of eviry city of the country
may as well understand now as later thut
nearly all buildings having steam engine's
In their cellars or sub-cellars are liable
to wreck at auy time on account of the
fact that tliey are almost Invariably con
ducted nt night by unlearned boys.
Machinery has been brought to such a
state of perfection that it Is well nigh
aulomatle, and one result of this progress
is that lioys and -women, and even young
girls, are told they can do the work of per
sons ot mature years and Judgment, with
out the least suggestion of danger.
In the case of tlie Denver explosion, the
boy delegated Ufdnadutywhlchshouldliave
leeo Intrusted only to a careful adult, was
present at tho proper time to do mischief
and alvcnt at the lime when the fruits of I
his presence were ripe.
What is true of the "historical" hotel
in Denver Is true ot many hotels and busi
ness bouses where steam boilers are used,
and no one need be surprised If the Den
ver disaster is quickly followed by others
similar in character In other cities of the
Corporal Tanner Is so usually busy with
businfiss that ltIs pretty good evidence
tlie silly summer' season Is at Its height
when he begins to write cither open or
unopen letters, expressive of his affection
for bis many successors.
That Dallas mayor's devotion to the no
ble calling of physical culture la o pa
thetic that it mast cqueeze tears out of
the eyes of Hon. Buck Kilgore, Hon. Miles
Crowley, Hon. William Craln and Hon.
William Sterrett. Away down In Texas
we have got beyond the cow-puncher and
pistol and prize fight period, and drink
Rickcys, and simply bowl for physical cul
ture, of the purest and loftiest brewing.
Gossip of the Dau-
It is seldom that an Industrious, over
worked and underpaid Journalist in this
world receives his reward. He Is expected.
In the usual run ot calculations, to take bis
chancs of olitalniug it la the life to come.
Bat thn has been a pleasing, satisfac
tory nnd encouraging break in the long
line of sombrences nnd sameness. Charles
C. Randolph, of the New York Times, has
leva duly created and officially continued
a chvalier of the Order of the Cross ef
Trinidad. Till announcement came as a
Iiurst of sunshln" after a protracted rain
fall. It was wrlrfn on a sheet of paper
bearing tho caption. "Chancellerle de la
-Trhicliianta de Trinidad, New York."
Thi Information was imparted to Mr.
Eindolpli that some time to-day Comic de
U Bolsal'rre, graud chancellor of the prin
cipality ot Trinidad, under Baron Harden
illckoy, ruling as James I, would, on be
half or. his serene highness, in person, prc-s-nt
the official announcement of his ele
vation to tho brevet ot Chevalier ot the
Ordr of the Cross of Trinidad.
Chovalier Randolph is now receiving the
congratulations of his friends and the envi
ous looks of his enemies. Wlien asked for
sosno reason wh the high honor had been
conferred uiion him, he stated that dur
ing the recent visit to this city of Baron
Hardn-Hickey to seek the protection of
the United States for the Island ot Trini
dad as against the encroachments of Great
llritaln, ha had forwarded to his paper a
coaplo of articles, which had been consid
ered so eirtnently fair and impartial by
his serene highness, that the brevet of
chevalier was bestowed as a suitable re
ward. An rtn-oslng bit ot carelessness In the rec
ords came up from the workhouse yester
day. A'Httlc less than a month ago Mr. W.
Kesley Bchocpf , then vfccprcsldent and gen
eral manager ot theckngton and Soldiers'
Home Kallwarywas 'tried in the police
court and convicted of occupying public
rpacc. He. was seateneed to thirty days
In the workhouse, and as his counsel desired
lo oUnln.a wrttj.plMiabeasn corpus, bis
commitment and. release by the writ were
sent down together. Mr. Bchoept was en
tered on the books as, committed, but In
ron-e manner tbe release by the writ was
cMomot UrapecUngjhebpoksto ascertain -If-any
charges "of misconducts were fHed
against- the prtsoners,.jiothlng wa found"
opposite. Mr. 8 cboepTs name, andh waaoer-
tlfled to tbe police court as having had five
days deducted from his sentence for good
behavior, nnd was therefore entitled to bis
"I have made a discovery," said an
observant man yesterday. '"I have found
that aids are particularly food of working
by electric light. I leaned over to lie my
shoe tbe other evening, and to my surprise,
right under the arc light, I fenpd a multi
tude ot outs busily engaged mound an ant
hill in a crack In the pavement They were
running to and fro as Industriously and In
aa great numbers as you ever saw them In
the sunlight, carrying their burdens with
them I believe we ate told the nut Is one
ot the Industrious Incects thai work both
night and duy.but to see if the electric tight
was the ramse of their nocturnal labors I
went to an anthill where I remembered
seeing lhe Insects at woik In the day. It
was, of course, dark, and I Mruck a light.
Not more than half a dozen ants could
be seen, while u round the other hill they
"You cannot Imagine how grateful tlie
worklngmen will be for a reading-room anil
library. In which they will have a personal
Tills was the comment of a progressive
young labor leader, who was discussing
the probabilities of the success of the
"There never was a time, probably, when
it would not have been welcomed, but Just
now it will bo a boon with a big B.
"Labor has made Us headquarters in
Washington; all worklngmen are inter
ested in the legislation of the early future;
We need, and will appreciate, the reading
room awl,Ilbrary-a8 a means ot informing
ourselves upon current affairs, and for the
opportunltl it will afford for keeping up
up to date on matters of mutual Interest."
Notwithstanding the Blurs and insinua
tions recently cast by the New York con
tractors, Washington Is going to have the
finest public postotflce building In the
United States, said Superintendent of
Constructlorr-Klnaey last night.
"When jou take Into consideration the
cost of the building, the area it covers
and the general air of magnificence which
is going to pervade the structure when
completed, it ought to be an object- of
pride to every cllizei of the DlMrlct. It
Is also going to be one of the cheapest
buildings the Government cv cr constructed,
when you take Into consideration Its
magnitude, for I can name you a dozen
buildings far less pretentious than the
Washington postofflc-c which have cost
the United States almost twice at much
Points About Pilgrims
Georje E Kepper, a well known news
paper man, of rittsburg. Is stopping -at
the Lbuilt. "I have come to Wash
ington," he said, "to attend the national
convention ot the Daughters of Liberty,
which meets here to morrow. I shall take
the occasion, however, which the op
iwrtuuity offers to see a great many
friend I have in this city, nnd by combining
bjsiuess with pleasure, expe-ct to have a
most euJoable visit."
When asked regarding politics In the
Keystone btate Mr. Kepper grew enthus
iastic. "Why, Quay Is going to win in a walk.
He is making the fight of his life, and
although the opposition has resorted to all
sorts of tactics to beat him they will not
be able to do lr The sentiment throughout
the State seems decidedly In favor of him,
and when the convention meets on the
28th .instant, Matthew 8. Quay is going
to show the country that he has not lost.
bat gained prestagc in Pennsylvania, all
predictions to the contrary, notwithstand
ing." O. Shumate, of New York, manager of
a chewing gum company, is at the Na
tional. "Yon would be surprised," said he, "to
know the great amount of gum that-Is
consumed In this country.. It Is being
blgtly recommended by tlie best physicians
now as a cure for indigestbm, and people
who once scorned Its use are now Its
champions. Of course, there are iota of
people, especially young girls, who chew
gum from mere force of habit, but the
bold It has taken on the people from a
medical standpoint is most encouraging
to the manufacturer."
John n. Focht, of Canal Fulton, Ohio,
is a guest of the Ebbitt. Mr. Focht is su
per me councilor of the Daughters ot
Ubcrty. The order which is auxiliary to
the Senior and Junior Order of American
Mechanics, will hold its national con
vention here to morrow. To a Times re
porter Mr. Focht said:
"We expect to have quite a large
representation when the convention is
called to order to morrow, morning, as a
great many delegates are already here,
and many more are expected to-morrow.
A great many people think that this
organization is political In its complexion,
but I cau assure you that it is nothing of
the kind. We have even been accused by
some as being connected with the A. P. A.,
but of course any assertion ot this kind
is too ridiculous to notice.
"The Daughters of Liberty, as the
name suggests. Is a patriotic order, as
much so as the Daughters of the Revolu
tion, and we nre doing a great deal
throughout the country to keep alive the
patriotic spirit which should always pre
vail among all true American citizens."
J. H. Bankhcad, Congressman from
Alabama is autographed at the Na
tional. George W. Pepper, Jr., o Cleveland,
Ohio, Is at the Raleigh.
E Y. Moody, of Denver, is registered at
the St James.
Have those bibulous New Yorkers ever
thought to try cold water? Chicago Dis
patch. What Tammany needs is a leader like
Tilden, anil not a bosslike Croker. Roches
Tlie public can have honest servants it it
will take the trouble to examine applicants
before hiring. Chicago" Times-Herald.
As a rule, when any one breaks into bad
language, it is a sign be is getting tha
worst ot tbe argument. Pittsburg Dis
patch. A Cincinnati physician says tbe Ameri
can people batlie too much. Another in
stance of tbelr determination to be In tbe
swim at all baiarda. Philadelphia Times.
When Shakespeare said, tmelove's course
never ran smooth, be bad no idea ot a court
ing couple out on bicycles. PbHadelphla
decent citizens would aervecoore often
in primaries, tbey would not bare to serve
bo often on grand Juxieav-ChJcagct Tlmes
Hezak. "- . -,
The law ia etiU after. the. Chicago bood
lers, and even New York: fed honest when
contemplating the city fathers ot bee West
ern rival. Buffalo Express.
Lafcadlo Hearh is 'a small, dark", timid
man", not unllkas'iH appearance the Japa
licse, among whom,he.basllvedfortl!cpast
four or five years. He was born in Smyrna,
tbe clUld ot an EnglWiman and a Greek
woman, and madeiils literary debut InClu
.cjnnatl. Sir Robert Ball, the astronomer, sits
down on "lhe project ot waving a .signal
flag to the supposed Inhabitants of Mars by
saying that thefUvg would have to be as
large as Irdanqa.ud tbe pole COO miles long.
Edward Smart, of Dlxmont, Me., agrd
eighty-nine, islbe only survivor of the war
of 1812 now bvfna In Maine. There are,
however, two b'ui(jed widows of veterans
of that war now Hying in that State.
Murderer Fredericks, recently hanged In
,San Francisco, designed his own tomb
stone, and comrWed for It this epitaph:
"Here sleeps oae whose life has bin one per
Miss MarWnlsa"2ih Parker, of Detroit,
Is tbe first wojanijj to graduate from the
university .deapjtrteot of engl.pecrlng.
She has taken1 spfclal studies In archi
tecture, and luieadsVlo practice: tbe profes
sion somewhere 'ftt'lhe West.
Woman baa made her debut as a writer
ot epics In the person of FraulrTn Marie Eu
genie Delle Qrazle," a young Hungarian.
She has produced. In two bulky volume's and
in MUtonlo meter, an astounding philo
sophic and historic epic entitled "Robes
pierre," he..la said by her reviewers to
U a realist of a prouduaced order, uul In
dealing with certain phases of the French
revolution to have used expressions "from
which tlie boldest male pen would recoil."
According to the Chicago Times-Herald,
Mrs Cleveland seta a shining example In
always being on time She does not think
It quite nice to enter the theater or church
or any place late, and disturb every one,
Just for the sake of attracting attention.
Mrs Cleveland also makes a toilet In less
time than almost any dther woman promi
nent In Washington She frequently re
turns from a long drive fifteen minutes
beforeanuppointmcnt.nnd v hen tbuguols
arrive tbe is there to greet themlnn pretty
bouse gown and nsfreshasa rote.
Theanclent belief that blue stockings were
always attenuated, note blue goggles and
that well-educated women were neces
sarily plilu and unattractive. Is receiving
many rude shocks nowadays One English
piper notices with surprise that Mies Grace
CliUhoIm.a you ns woman ot Britain, who
has Just been made a I'll D. by the Univer
sity of Gottlugen,'is icmarkably haneUome
and nrtlhtlc. The FJgiro ot Paris, In ecru
me'iitlng upon MUs Phllllppa Fawcett.tbe
lady senior wrangler of England, declared
her lo be, for a wonder, extremely "chic,"
while In our own land tuch brlUUnt lights
as Mrs Alice Freeman Palmer, Mine. Al
bert!, Mi-s Evangeline Hathaway, Miss
Kathcrlnc D. Blake, Airs. Miriam Grecly,
Mrs Elizabeth Ills laud Whetmore or Miss
Grace Gould would be notable for their
physical beauty If they had not already
gained dUtinction by their Intellectuality.
Dr. Sargent, It Is laid, remarks that the
American college wiimtu are the flncf
HiecJruenj of physical beauty extant, and
be probably is as good uu authority on
the subject as we-cnu have.
AH Around the Wheel.
The "blejcle,,face," wblph seems to
worry some people muitr, ,! undoubtedly
a. reality jond noj. (Anr,prbduc-t of the
Imagination. say-lbe "Providence Journal,
and it Is perhaps not so pleasing to behold
as the smillnr varuitr of expression which
in society passes fur a sign of affability
and an indication) thst the person wearing
It Is enjoying himself. But he isn't always,
whereas the bicycle rider invariably is,
even though he raay-nol look so. llesldes,
thc.bleych! fac. it will be observed, mated1
up In healthiness oft color what it may
lack in softness ot' tines.
The gardens and) thd 'cycle-paths
A close resemblance bear?
For now the flower bvds are clothed
With blooming plants so falrr
While o'er the winding wheeling-course.
Devotee of the fud- J
On graceful "blkesv fair maidens speed
Likewise with bloomers dad.
Divided skirts and bloomers have been
digniried by tbe name of "ralionals" In
England, where the bicycle craze seems to
be raging now as fiercely as it does here.
Tlie questlou of e-osUioteS lias caunru wore
commotion there than In this country, for
It was even broughl'to lhe notice of Par
liament, where tbe commissioner of pub
lic works was Interrogated as to the rules
concerning bicvcuiig in Hyde Park. No
special rules were made, however, because
tne majority or the women who ride find
a skirt rather than bloomers the molt, con
venient. Among tbe most graceful ot the
cyclists Is the Princess Maude of Wales.
She Is devoted to the exercise, and otten
Is seen out early In the morning merrily
taking a spin. Tne Dueness of Fife has
taken up the fad, and It Is whispered that
11. e jnicness or loric win be won over be
Bertie How did be come to lose the bi
Kaysee His wind gave out.
Beobe That's strange; I thought bis
fangs were very strong.
Kaysee Lungs, my eye! One of his
tires got basted!
The men seem to le having almost as
much trouble over their bicycling costumes
are hotels, it seems, that will not entertain
men In knickerbockers, and they are by no
means as welcome in all places In their
bicycle clothes as with trousers' that flap
about their ankles and modish shirts.
It is largely to this consideration of
clothes that the far-seeing look for the
preservation of lhe horse and the con
tinuance of some of the' old-fashioned
methods of '"conveyance If men could
live and move and transact their busi
ness In golf 'stockings and knickerbock
ers, and women In" bloomers or short
skirts, the bicycle's progress might be as
sure as It has been swift. But as It Is,
the formallties-of Ute, such as they are,
militate gently, but firmly, against the
bicycle, and though they are not effect
ual to hold It back they -do make a little
for Its restraint. '
"Is tbe old man up yet, Jlmmie?"
'Naw. i -i h
."Btckr' o x
"Well, what's the matter with him!"
"MamroVs-weasjog bis bloomers." At
lanta Coaotltutloivi 'n't
Observation. by,i experts "sboW that it
Is not only tbe lops which are developed
by wneeUog.-' Ia pre vswrsly sedentary per
sons a coDsUerablej. increase In the' dr
enmftrence of tMe-vCh.cst takes place, tbe
Increase often amounting to-one, two and
sometimes even-three, -leches. The arms
and forearms also(,gro,w firmer, and.it.ls
aaJd-taat in them alsci pnlte a marked in
crease in six hnsnbeeu seen. The muscu
lar system everywhere In ,the body also lm'
proves la tone. Dr. Roosevelt, in Scrib
Sent frojri Washington
Tho policy of the odmtnlstratlqn to'rhlrk
its obligations in order to hoodwink the
American people'lnto tbe belief tlat the
Treasury Is in a healthy cordltlon, Is a
matter of common rotorlety. This plan of
action has been shown in every move 'of
tbe various executive branches of the gov
ernment, and has retailed In broken con
tracts, unfulfilled obligations and failure
to carry out tbe exprceiion of legislative
will in hui.drueU of new undertakings which
were deemed eejcntlal to good gnvrnmnt
A fresh proof of this policy or delay and
procrsatliiatlon Is fun-febed In lhe unwar
ranted withholding oftunds from he various
United States district 'englceers in charge
of rivers and Iiarbors work throughout the
country. It uppc are that the funds nccesrary
for this and other work are predicated
upon requisition by each district engineer.
Intended to serve as an estimate of the
amount of mow; which wiU Im probably
required, at the expiration of each month,
to meet the expenditures of that particular
district. These requisitions arc usually
sent to tbe War Department about ten or
twelve days before the cluce of the month,
tbe expectation being thnt the money called
for will be forwarded by the Trcasuy De
pannieut to the place needed by the be
ginning of tbe new month. This custom of
late has not been very clorely observed, and
in consequence unpaid contractors and
their force of assistant and laborers, some
of whom have not yet received their pay
for tb4 month of June, err raising a great
hue and cry about It. The requisition of
Major Quinn for 02,BoO for tbe mouth of
July bos not yet been honored, while Capt.
Derby, who made a call last month for
"rSO.UUO with which lo pay oif his men and
tbe contractors, has had thus far to w hlnle
for bis money. There is a great big kick
all along the line, and the qucsticu Is being
asked among army officers, of what use is
there making out requisitions for money if
no attention Is paid to them? A. prominent
army officer said that he bsd tern service
In rivers and harbors work for years, but
nev er in bis recollection had such a state
of affairs prevailed. The requisition re
ceived from the district engineers are
l iug promptly forwarded by the War De
partment to (he Treasury Departrneut, but
there they evidently meet some ounruct Ion,
ascomplalnu arc being co nstantlymade that
there w as no money with which to pay the
men, and much grumbling and disfaiurac-
tion Is being cxpref sed, Tbe total amount
of requisitions now overdue and unpaid
aggregate fully $0,000,000 F. Mlchinard,
Jr., in Itew Orleans Times Democrat.
John L. Richardson, chairman of the
Democratic State central committee of
Kaunas, is very much surprlM-d over his
appointment as register of the land office
at Topek.i , which was announced to-day.
It is by far too serious to be a Joke, nud
yet the information will create a nulle on
the face of a number of people In Kansas.
Mr. Richardson said that he would not take
the place. Tbe position iays between $600
and $700 per year, and to draw tbe ray'he
would have to move from his heme at
Wichita to Topeka, and Mr. RIchariLon
thinks that his political Influence should
call for much more than this. Some weeks
ago, when Mr. RlchareUon was ut the In
terior Departrneut, he told the officials
that be would not accept tbe office under
any condition-,; that it was not in the line
he wauled and didnot pay enough All this
he bad endeavored Lo make plain to the offi
cials, and now the announcement of his
cppolntnje.it comes to blm as a gicat sur
prise. Mr. Blchardon and Secretary Thurber
were schoolmates and friends in their
early djyj." The former bad "been led to
believe or expect the latter would put (a
a good word fur blm that would amount
to something The appointment In the face
of this becomes all the more, ridiculous.
Harvey Fleming in Kansas City Journal.
Some of the delegates to the recent silver
conference from Kentucky and contiguous
Stales asserted that Senator Blackburn
would be re-elected despite the failure
of the silver Democrats In Kentucky to
capture the State convention In June. Re
ports which come from Kentucky show
that Blackburn Is devoting his entire
time to his candidacy, and that he is brim
ful of hope of controlling tbe next legis
lature. Tbe sound money Democrats of
tlie State appear to be equally certain
that be will be defeated. It Is regarded
as probable that Secretary Carlisle will
make several sound-money speeches In
Kentucky Ibis fall, and in view of tbe
powerful leverage exerted by his speeches
lu the early summer, bis friends feci Justi
fied in the belief that another serk-s on the
same general topic would undo much
of tbe work that Blackburn may have ac
complished during the summer. There is
still considerable doubt asto Mr. Car
lisle's Intentions regarding Blackburn's
sear, Uls supporters says that he can have
It if be wants it, but they have not yet
made up their minds as to tbe course be
will pursue. He has said on several occa
sions since Blackburn began bis fight for
re-election that he would not be a candi
date, but in Kentucky politics statements
made months before the critical moment
do not carry a great deal of weight- Mr.
Carlisle Is now making a tour of tbe
great lakes, and is not worrying about bis
political future- C. C. Randolph in New
State Department officials are beginning
to exhibit annoyance, whenever thoy are
asked about the Waller case Mr. Adee, the
Assistant Secretary, lias assured Senator
"Voorhccs that the department has been un
remitting lu its search for documents, but
be has nothing to say with regard to -what
the department has done to get Waller out
of prison. '
The whole policy of the State Department
from the beginning seems to have been one
of diplomatic imbecility. Itfs illustrated ia
the sentence in which Mr. Adee, who Is a
master of International prolixity, closes
his Icltcr to the Senator from Indiana:
"You may bo assued," be says, "that
every step consistent with diplomatic
usage will be taken by the Government to
afford Mr. Waller the fall measure of pro
tection to which be may bo found entitled
by reason of his American citizenship."
It Is pointed out -by Internationa! lawyers
that this is about aa feeble an utterance as
could possibly have been made. It assumes
that the entire subject la still open to in
vestigation, although. WaUer has been shut
up In a French prison for six months, and
although the State Department for over half
that time has had in its possession soffi
clenl evidence to have demanded his release
unconditionally, with the payment ot a sub
stantial Indemnity. H the Adee programme
carried on t Mr. Waller will not lie released
until the expiration of bis sentence. So
long as the State Department officials de
vole thlr feeble energies to the search for
documents which do not exist there is little
hope of effective action anywhere. R. I.
Wynne In New York Press .
It Is now stated that President Cleveland
may notdecide to rcappointIauW. Ransom
as minister to Mexico ,but that it Is possible
be may consider it a wise move to transfer
Lewis Baker, this Government's repre
tatlvc lo Nicaragua, Costa Rica and San
Salvador, to the; Mexican snnsdon. This
.would be a promotion for the ex -St. Paul
editor, and without doubt wonld be a
pleasing change toblm..Hls present salary
910,000 per, anaom, and it transferred
to tbe Mexican mission It would be $17 A00.
Therels nothing definite regarding the prob
able action ot the President, but It would
notbc surprising to seme of Minister Baker's
friends if tie is named administer toJUex
Ico J."B. yiib'A-llrcrp"ln Minneapolis
-Journal. - Vgg;'
Stories Weil Told.-,
"In the early daysJaKan.sas." said m
lawyer, "Judge Bam VuTWIVvrt was district
Judge of the wc-slern-llaKrtr'pf the State.
One night the officers 'caught bis 1-onor
and five frlernd'playlng poker. They
were brought up to be tried before him
self. Judge Vandlrert first called ,the
case of the State of Kansas vs. the five de
fendants, who all pleaded. guilty, and tbe
Judge fined each $10 and costs Thentbc
Judge said- "I'll now call'the case or the
Slate of Kansas vs. Samuel Vandlrert,
What Is your plea Mr. VandfvcTlT" )le
then got up and walked around In front
of the bench and said: 'I plead guilty,
your honor.' .Then he went back on the
bench nnd proceeded to lectureBam Vandl
rert. He said. 'Mr. Vandlrert, I have
fined your comrades each $10 and costs,
but jours Is an aggravated case; you
should receive a more severe punishment
than the othe-rs. You have been elected to
an honorable position. You owe a duty
to society, and you should set a proper
example for young men growing up. I'll
fine you $25 and costs, and you stand com
mitted until tbe fine an d costs are paid."
Chicago Inter-Ocean. '
Mr. B built himself a house so mo years
ago. The architecture was simplicity, as
a flrend said, "to a riotous degree." It
was correspondingly pure, and the house was
correspondingly comfortable. The effect
of the Hoes, however, upon the untutored
mind was not impressive. A friend visit
ing Mr. B 'b town, inquiring the way
to the house, was told by tho boy of whom
he asked the questioii to "go long 'bout a
well, a mile, till you comq,to a bouse at
looks like a barn, only it ain't a barn, an'
B en Joyed the description, and told his
architect, who made a few remarks about
public taste which would have-offended
"That's their verdict," said theTarehltect;
"biitwbatdoesitamountto? It simply
up from town on horseback, entered the
grounds and stopped before the house One
of them dismounted and rang the bell, and
B himself opened the door.
"Whoa" crl.ed all three riders, at once
B almost swooned
Tbe horses bad tried unanimously to
They recognized the simplicity of the
architecture, and the architect himself
has admitted thai popular taste sometimes
receives indorsement from unexpected
He Is trying now to get B to let hlro,
try again Harper's Magazine.
One of the briiiient and most energetic men
In tbe South is (laying at the Marlborough
Hotel for a few wee ks He is medium-sized,
black haired, keen eyed, and determined
looking and his name is Thomas A. Darby
Jlis home is in San Mateo, Fla , and he
represents Putnam County in the Florida
Senate, where he quickly Jumped into
prominence as a clean, clear headed law
maker. Later ou be will probably be seen
Mr. Darby lefts an amusing Etory of his
campaign last fall Against him were pitted
a Clergyman and a physician Imomc parts
of Florida It Is customary for tbe candidates
to make their canvas together, each one
addressing his conr'Itucnts fcr a rptdfied
lime. The trio reached a place where the
physician was particularly strongand he
was the Ihtt speaker. The clergyman fol
io wed, ac.il argued that thecommuuity could
not spare the doctor; If elected, rome con
stituent might be taken terloutly III while
nc wasaway offlnTailahatEeeand the con
stituent might die. Mr. Darby was the last
speaker. He agreed with the clergyman. It
would be a serious thing for the community
to be deprived of tbe doctor's medical skill
No one knew where.When or bow be might
be affhcted.'so great U ibe uncertainty of
life. Even with the presence of lhe great
physician death might not be averted.
' "And, gentlemen," continued Mr. Darby,
"it is not unreasonable to ioppoee that some
of us may be called to oar final rest while
tbe legislature Is in version The least we
can do is to provide for such an emergency.
Not only should the eiek recdve the best
medical attention, but the dead should be
given a Christian burial, and In presenting
my claim for your votes I contend that this
county should not, even for two months, be
deprived ot the services of either of my
profcssionai'friends." Tbe becator carried
the town. New YorkEvcnlngTelegrain
Fun as It Flies.
Suggestion for a windmill advertisement
catch lino; "You furnish the wind "and
we will do the rest." 8omenrille Journal.
No. Maude, dear, we would not advise
you to ue mice as a bait for catfish. Phila
"I think, madam," said tbe physldan,
after a careful im estimation ot the patient's
case, "I think, madam, the trouble must
be with the liver."
"I don't see how that can be, doctor; I
never eat It no self , and the boarders hav en't
complained." Philadelphia Times.
"Yes," said tlie humorous writer, as he
glanced at the balloon environment ot his
sister's arm; "yes, there should be room in
a woman's sleeve for at least one more
Joke." iloston Transcript.
Mistress If I catch the coachman kissing
you again you will lose yovr place.
Maid He wasn't kissing me again, mem.
It was tlie first time when you saw him.
Detroit Free Press.
(Inthemnonlight.) Miss Bloomers I won
der when Charley Newboy win ever learn to
rule proper! I
Miss Knickerbockers What's tbe matter
MLss Itlooniers Why, he works so hard
pedaling that he doesn't have breath enough
left lo propose. Chicago Record.
"My hero dies In the middle of-my last
story," said the young author.
"That's a grave mistake." repned"thcedi
tor. "He should pot "Ule. before tlie'redder
does. I've heard of tbrecrrnen whoactnaRjr
finished 'your book before-they gave In.'
Atlanta Constitution. - -
"What Is llie price of thatcandy?" asked
.Annie's father of the cleric
"Fifty cents, sir."
"That is rather high. What ahall I do
about it, Annie?"
"Well, papa." replied Annie, "if the
money were mine, I'd say, '111 take it. sir,
for my little girt.' 'Philadelphia Times.
"Yes," said one woman to anoUicr,r"slie'a
a very lovely girl, no tloubt but' she isn't
used to ix-clety." tJt
"How do you know?" ,,, . , M
"She was to a private boxoibe. opera,
and she didn't make any noiae) whatever
while tlie pert ormauce was going on." To
ronto Rural. ,
"t wish to ask yoor permission to pay my
addresses to yoor daughter," said the old
fashioned young, bibs. . -,
"All right," said tbe oU gentleman. "If I
can get her permission to give you mp-permission,
so ahead." Tad lanapoila Journal.
THE WASHINGTON ATHLETIC CLUB WIU,
Klre Its annual excursion to
on Tuesday next, Aug-. S. 1S93L Athletic amuse
ments. Bowline nnd Waltzing contest will be
the featcras of the day. lor which tho olnb will
offer numerous prizes. Come all and spend a
pleasant day. Boat leaves au a. m., i.a and
a. 4a p. rn.
Iernan'a Lyceum Theater.
All this week. Two Dig Shows In One.
And Mile. MHIotta's Tersslchorean Beauties.
ONE ADJTISSIO:" TO ALL
NBXTTVEEK O. W. Turner's VnudwTillea.
A Broken Heart
A little china figure
On a little bracket sat,
His feet were alvvavs crossed;,
He wore a little hat,
And every morning, fair er fou.
In shine or shadows dim,
A pretty little housemaid came
And softly dusted bint.
She took him up so gently,
And with such a charming air.
Ilia china soul was melted quite
He loved her to despair.
All day he sat. and thought other
Until the twilight came,
And in his china dreamaat night
He breathes her little name. .
One day, whilst being dusted.
In his Joy he trembled so.
To feel her little ringers, that.
Alas, she let him go.
In vain she tried to grab him back
Fate willed it that they should part,
He fell against tbe fender edgu
And broke bis little heart.
She gathered up his fragments
And she told a little lie.
Expounding to her mistress how
Tbe cat had made him die.
And on the folkiwing morning, when
Tbe shutters bock she thrust,
She spoke his little epitaph:
"There's one thing less to dast."
Pall Mall Magazine
Love ut tbo Door.
When at thy door Live pleans his cause,
Open, nor give him pain;
Wounded, he weeps; anil may not pauso
At thy heart's door again.
Detroit Free Press.
I .leave the city behind me.
Shaking Its dust from ray feet;
Leaving its thunder and roar of trado
I haste to tbe covert sweet.
Where from dusk ot the elm-boughs' arch
ing. Jlb in long cathedrals dim.
Through the hush of tbe lingeries twi
light Tbo thrushes sing a hymn.
In the town, where hurry and bustle.
And squalor and eln were there.
And tbe trail ot the worship ot mammon.
And tbe wearisome burden of core.
In the fields are silence and perfume.
And one might kneel and pray.
In the calm and cloistered forest
At the tender fall ot the day.
Tbe birds go flying homeward
To tbe nest in the tree-tops dim.
And tbe vespers die into stillness;
Tbe thrush, has finished his hymn.
Oh! beautiful lanes. I love you.
As you skirt thi babbling brooks.
As you seek to the foot of tbe mountain.
As you find the bidden nooks.
Where the ferns In great, green masses
Tha edge of tbe swamp-land rim.
Where I linger till stars awake above.
And the thrushes sing their hymn.
Ttrt woman at the mouse became
So scared she could not stir.
Whereat" the mouse remarked: "Oh, I
Won't do a thing to Uer."
And, Insofar, we beg to say.
As any one has beard,
Tho mouse has never yet been known
To violate bis word.
Waking. I dreamed, and deemed my vision
Waking, I dreamed of love which never
Ah , rapturously I blessed all things I knew
And felt tbe blessing ot tbe earth and
Till o'er my daydream sank a night's de
A sleepless night of misery and care.
That veiled with tears the vision from
Waking, I dream no more, yet needs must
For when the day Is fled witlisunsctfect,
Across the pillow of my couch I fling;
My tangled, locks, and gladly nighttime
I sigh for Joy and close mine aching eyes.
And sleeping, dream or love which never
And sleeping, dream, and deem my vision
Thus consolation lights griefs blinded
Tho summer girl Tor lhe seashore leaves,
With no trunk or box to bother;
For her bathing suit's tacked In one of her
And her ball dress in the other.
Two Summer Girls.
Cynthia comes equipped to tbe fight
With ten trunks In line, and an English
Her go wnsare dreams of a pure delight.
And her gloves Just tuatcli tliem soft
shade, for shade.
All things are fit and quite au fait.
Bare her poor little heart, that beats too
Will victory , this time, crown tbe fla v.
And perch on her maiden flag, at last?
Phyllis cmnes as" a looker-on
To this matrimonial field of atrifc;
In a sailor hat unda gown of lawn.
And beautiful, fesa abundant life:
And men kneel down lo her russet slioa
And fly to answer her slightest call;
But she does not care what they say oi do
She is having a lovely time that's alii ,
,, Back to the town in sore defeat.
Does luckless Cynthia- make retreat.
Tie Phyllis, the wild, unwilling thing.
Idle and f Ickie, who wears the ring.
No Jloie for, lilni.
Brooklyn Man (Joyfully J I've invited Gim
iod to dins with usto-nlgbtDdbe'scomlne.
TtU'Wlfo Tnltlt was nnlv ta&t nbrhttlui
you said yea bated him,
,"I do; tot he's got. to cross three troilej
lines to get here." Life.