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THE ECENDTG TIMES, TXJESDAJTj SEPTEMBER 10, 1895.
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BEATS THEM ALL.
THE STAB ADMITS IT AT LAST.
Tbe Times Has the largest ifiilly
It Is gratifying to announce that for
the first time in twenty years the "Star"
has been compelled to withdraw its claim
of having a larger circulation than all tbe
ether Washington dallies combined. 'This
It did last Saturday. The "Star" does not
acknowledge, however, that its circula
tion Is less than The Times, although a
strict adherence to the truth would neces
sitate that admission. The aggregate
ciruikuion of the "Star" last week was
only 17.1,136, while The Times had a bona
fide circulation of 212,383, or 311,210 more
copies than the "Star," as will be seen
by the following sworn itatement. The
net ga In of The Times" circulation last week
Don't bring your "ad." to The Times
If you want to bury it. Nothing is" pub
lished except live, profitable advertising.
District of Columbia, as:
On the ninth day of September, in the
year or oar Lord one. thousand eignt hundred
and ninelv-five, before me, Ernest O.
Thompson, a notary public in and for said
District, personally appeared C. T. Rich
ardson and made oath in due form of law
as follows i .
CIRCULATION OF THE WASHINGTON
MONDAY, Sept 2 30.030
TUESDAY. Sept. 3 31,272
WEDNESDAY, Sopc 4 31.108
THURSDAY, bopt. 5 30.014
IRIDAY, S-ept. 6 30,890
SATUHDAY, Sept 7 .34.090
SUNDAY, Sept 8 23.477
I solemnly rwear tbat the above Is a
correct ftatement of tbe daily circulation
of The Washington Times for the week
ending feptmler 8. 1893. and that all
the copies were actually Fold or mailed
vfor a valuable consideration and delivered
to bona fide purchasers; alsu that none
of them were returned or remain In the
C. T. RICHARDSON.
Manager of Circulation.
Subscribed and eworn to before me. on
tbe day and year first herein above written.
ERNEST G. THOMPSON.
TTTE IVOKKLNGMAN'S LIIIIIAHY.
Tbe Times opens to-day a lMipular sub
scription to establish a wnrkingmau's
library, reading room and labor bureau
In this city The object of such an insti
tution has been frequently explained to
the public, and, as it will be of great
service in furnishing a place of resort for
workingmen, where their idle hours may
be devoted to social and literary pastime,
It Is hoped the enterprise will be earnestly
It Is the desire of those In charge of the
work to collect books for the library by
porular donation. Every family should
contribute at least three books, and there
are many who will doubtless give them
by the dozens No definite plan lias yet
been adopted to solicit donations, but The
Times suggests that it be done through the
publication of coupons, and offers its col
umns for that purpov free of charge. -
The committee in whose charge the
work of solicitation bas been Intrusted
consists of. men of ability and high stand
ing. All communications and donations
should be addressed to Labor Bureau,
care of The Times, and prompt responses
will be nude.
THICKS OF SOME FOREIGNERS.
It Is announced that certain articles be
longing to the Duke of Wellington are to
be admitted into this country free of duty
because they are merely to be shown at tbe
Atlanta Exposition, though at first thought
the Treasury authorities were disposed
to levy the full tariff because they were
for private exhibit and sale.
The very fact tliat It was the purpose of
somebody who la managing the Duke'"
scheme to make a private exhibit of the
art objects Is proof that the purpose was to
effect a sale, and the trick of sending them
to the Atlanta Exposition does not change
the character of the transaction. It is prob
able tbe Duke, like the late Duke of Marl
borough and many other members of tbe
British nobility, is In need of money, and
bas therefore decided to dispose of tbe
family treasures as Marl borough did.
A few years ago the "Angelus," Mil
let's niofrt popular painting, was bought
at a Paris auction sale for a large sum by
a wealthy firm of New York art dealers.
Representing that they merely wished
Americans to have an opportunity to see
the famous picture they were permitted
to keep it on exhibition for a limited time.'
During that period it assold toa Parisian
at a large advance upon the price paid by
tba dealers, but as the sale was alleged
to have been consummated in Paris the
painting was removed from this country
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without paymont of duty, and thus losing
thousands of dollars to the Government.
.Americans are trady buyers -of foreign
art objects and'all'klpds of tricks are resort
ed to by dealers to fetch is valuable ar
ticles without 'payment of duty, greatly
enhancing their profits. Tbe Duko of Well
Ington'angent seerns to be up to some, of the
NOKTII POLE MANIA.
'Gen. Greeley and Chief Engineer Mcl-
rTHICT"lrr-rieftitCTviews la The Times,
have ridiculed the project of q Frenchman
, named Andrec tp. attempt to renin the
Why the plan of Andrec Is more rldlci
Ipus'than'othcr plans that have miscarried
and resulted in
privation and death
'nifnygoodTneo-they do not say.
Arctic exploration long ago reached the
most northerly limit of common sense
uud penetra ted-to the barren domain of
uonstnse-aud..ajtlonul insanity. Mania
foj-adventjirejeads men and women into
all sorts of foolhardy and fatal experi
njcntsb'ut search for the North Pole has
presented more. Idiotic phases than any
other In the history of mankind.
"Give me dogs and sledges," exclaims
Engineer-Melville. Well, the ice caves of
the Arctic are strewn with, the bones of
dogs, wrecks of sledges, and skeletons of
men who usedlhem. Rcnlly'M. Andrec's
plan seems to be more comfortable than
any previous one, and quite as sensible.
It the pole must be discovered, and If
any, value can result from the discovery,
the aim of scientific men should be to
enlist tbe assistance of all guTernments
which give money for the encour
agement of science, induce all of them
to send contemporaneous expeditious, es
tablish stations within easy distance of
each other and of the -vessels, and so
reach tbe pole and hold a grand Fourth of
July picnic there without the possibility
of great disaster. The Times charges uoth-
AVIIY IS IT?
Serious accident or narrow escapes from
accidents-are -constantly reported as a
result of the grade crossings in ttie city
and of a lack jif a sufficient number of
watchmen to operate gates or flags or
lanterns. The law prescribes that these
safeguards beprovided. TheCoinmlsioners
-of the District ought to be able to say
why tbe law is not strictly enforced.
One instance of the indifference with
which this abase is Triew cd by some whose
duty it is to look after the public welfare,
was cited by a member of the Northeast
Washington Citizen's Association, as was
reported in The Times this morning. He
staled that when Lieut. Kelly was asked
why there were not watchmen at certain
streets, the officer aaswered that they
were surely there, as he had been assured
to that effect by General Agent Alvey, of
the Baltimore A Ohio Railroad Company.
This, If true, is probably a good Illustra
tion of the manner in whlchoff iciaisaltcmpt
to enforce the law. They accept the assur
ance of corporations that the law has been
complied with, though they know these
same corporations are notorious law
breakers. But to attempt .to correct such abuses is
to throw a feather against the wind.
Citizens may enforce the placing of an
extra watchman here and there, but the
railroad companies will never sink or
elcvato- their (tracks until self-interest
prompts them, and then Congress will
kindly assent to any.plan they propose.
GOSLOW, SENA TOIlS.
11 has been reported from several sources
that white leaders in South Carolina "re
form" polities, the most notable mcntloued
being Senntors Tillman and Irby, will make
a probably successful attempt in thcconstl-
lional convention, which begins Its session
at Columbia to-day, to provide that only
while citizens shall be eligible for election
to office As the "reform" Democrats have
a large majority of the convention they cm,
of course, carry the provision if they so de
sire.. It Is asserted that such proscription of the
ne-gro citizen, from holding office is not in
conflict with the Fifteenth Amendment to
the national Constitution, as It does not
limit suffrage, but merely declares the com
plexion of the person who may hold office
But If voters may not nominate any ons
of their number they please and vote for
him with the assurance that If he le elected
he will assume the office, the suffrage be
comes a farce. If the provision referred to
be adopted the majority of citizens of the
old South State will simply be placed in the
market to be bought and sold by white can
dates for office-.
Unlimited negro suffrage may be distaste
ful to whites in States where the negro vot
ers are numerous Unlimited wb lie suffrage
bas Its weak points, and some.of them are
very weak. But It may be set down as an
axiom that the less the right of suffrage
Is circumscribed the less will be the civil
disorder, discontent and corruption.
LAST OF "DAVE"MAHTJN-.
"Dave" Martin, the Philadelphia poli
tician, who astonished even his friends
by antagonizing Senator Quay a few
months ago, and who on that r.ccount has
become somewhat of a national character,
is about to resign from the national Repub
lican committee because he fears his pres
ence would be uncongenial to Quay, who
will probably boss the committee.
Mr. Martin is now a private citizen and
doubtless reflecting upon the unkind fate
which usually overtakes one who la a
traitor to a friend. If there was ever a"
shameless desertion It was that of Martin
from Quay. Martin was "made" by
Quay, to use tbe slang of tbe politician.
and in playing the Iscariot toward him
based bis act on no moral ground. He sim
ply Joined with a combination which ex
pected to "down" and take to themselves
alftbc sugar plums of bossism.
No dcsertlon-was quite so flagrant and
mean as that of Martin. He is now despised
by both factions, and bis resignation from
the national committee will complete bis
retirement. texa-political obscurity which
Is In thlsinstanoe sopecullarly deserved.
Mm Chairman Harrity thinks that Cleve
land would decline another nomination,
but be does not intimate that he or any
other Democratic politician would oppose
bis nomination. if be refused to decline.
Davo Martin bas changed bis mind, and
says be will Jiotvgo out of the Republican
committee. He is probably obstinate enough
to a waft tbe actlon'of Quay's bouncer.
.The Salvadorean government would-do"
well to come to tbe front at once and
explain by-wbat right its agents violently
entered the Amerlcanst earner City of Sydney
a member of tbe late Ezetan government
It may be too-late to do Bustamente any
good, but It Is time something were done
to check the lawless acts of these two
penny Central American republics.
Kier Hardin, tbe English socialist, may
be' the veriest blatherskite in the world, but
those clergymen of Chicago should have
refrained from bawling him down, when
-be spoke by their Imitation, because he
said something offensive. They knew what
he' would do when they invited him. The
saddest result will bo to destroy Bernard
Shaw's nice Ideal of American hospitality
to English visitors.
Senator Mills Is quoted as saying that
Morrison Is tbe strongest candidate the
Democrats can nominate for President;
which suggests that "Horizontal BIU"
may get tbe Texas delegation, though ho
can't get that of Illinois.
The Fostsays:"TbcNew York tujedltors
will resurao to-day where they left off
Saturday." This suggests a gloomy out
look for tba Star.
It was the greatest parade ever seen In
the city of Henry Walterson.
For a real outandniut cuckoo, Senator
Mills must have had a lapse of wisdom
when be dcclared"lhat no man can be
elected three timtq to the Presidency.
Cleveland will wonder, It Mills' thinks he
is no man. But perhaps Mills didn't say it.
A few years ago Matt Quay "came out"
for Walter Lyon, of Pittsburg, for United
States district attorney and Inter for a
high State office. Now Walter Lyon
"comes out" for Matt Quay for President.
The cogs of tbe Pennsylvania political
machine work Into one another with ex
Thatschemeof eminent South Carolinians
to let colored men vote, but not hold office,
Is probably inspired by the fact that the
offices are tin, few to even satisfy tbe
That Congressman Qtiigg is about to
resign will cause a keen pang of regret
In the heart of every oue who remembers
how funny Qufgg was whin he wasserlous.
Gossip of the Day.
At the Academy this we-ek there are
sis; Utile boys who do an Irish song and
dance. They are new In the business,
have Just been out of New York one
week, and probably have never been fur
ther than Brooklyn before. They were
talking in a very agitated way on the
corner yesterday, anil a Times reiorter
wandered up to get a few pointers.
"Dat was a dandy boue Saturday
"Dat t'cater we stopped at in dat last
"What you krow about It?"
"Dr.-i't yer fink I was never in a tecatcr
"I don't care If jer was."
"Didn't my old woman do le wah!n'
fer de stage hards at Miner's and didn't I
used t'T take de stuff down to dc blokes?"
"Well, didn't I used ter know de guy
dat kept de gallery door, and didn't I
used ter rush de growler fer him after de
This Intimacy with the profe-sslon was
too much for No. 1, and lie succumbed.
"One sees many peculiar characters
on the streets of Washington", remarked
a gentlcih.ln to a Times reporter, "lined
asjthey nrc with blind, men, lame men, wo
men with music boxes and all sorts of fakirs.
but the most Ingenious fraud that I have
ever come across is that perpetuated by a
1 2-yiarglrl. who walks upanddownFstreet
betwee-n Seventh and Ninth strecbt, when
shels not slttingon tho Patent Of ficesteps.
"During the day jou see her dressed in
ragged clothes, her elbows out and her bare
legs showing through big hole.-, inter stock
ings. Her feet are on the ground, and s!.
hardly seems to te able to speak whe-n blie
offers you cheap pencils for sale. She
wears a largo pair of lilue goggles, and ac
costs you In a plaintive and pitiful tone:
'Mister, won't you please buy a pencil?"
But what a difference In the evening'
Come around here to the Academy and I'll
prove 10 you what I am talking almut."
On the steps or the theater building were
two or three children of" about 12 years
of age. Among tbcin was one very con
spicuously dressed In a white duck suit."
White stockings nnij slippers bedecked her
lower extremities, and Just then she was
buying candy from the candy man.
"There she Is," said thegentIeman."Wbat
do you think pf that for young America?"
"Upon first thought, the average indi
vidual would scoff at the statement that
there is a suicide a week in Washington,"
raid a gentleman this morning. "But tbtet
Is the truth, or very near It, at least. A
friend of mine the other day agreed with one
of his neighbors that be would give him a
dollar for every week until the let of
January that there was not a suicide or at
tempt at suicide in this city. The neighbor
was to give my friend a dollar for every
week in which somebody trieel to shuffle
off the mortal coll. That was six weeks
ago, and at the end of last week my friend
was the winner of $5, and his neighbor bad
begged off from a continuance of the bet."
"Do you know that a good horse can be
purchased to-day for less
than onc-balf I
of what the same animal would have
cost a year ago?" asked a horse dealer
yesterday. "Prices have been declining
for some time past,; but I have never
known them to be as low as they are now"
There was a time wheiv only a wealthy
man could afford to own-a horse, but
times have changed very materially, and
now It is quite a common thing for a
clerk on a small salary to sport a trotter.
"I know of no reason for tbe present
depression In the price of horseflesh other
than the growing popularity of the bi
"I don't know where this thing is go
ing to end, but If the present 'fad' of
wheeling keeps np I am afraid tbe passing
of tbe riding horse will be a matter of
but a few years."
The curiosity of a small black and tan
dog brought sorrow and suffering with
Its gratification, and created considerable
excitement yesterday at the corner of
Thirteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue.
The dog looked oat o bis second story
bome, saw a great, wide expanse of awn
ing underneath, and with the same spirit
that bas animated other great explorers, be
planned and plotted as to the feasibility ot
Yesterday the dog either thought tba
auspicious opportunity bad arrived or
else his curiosity could no longer be re
strained. He stepped out upon the awn'
lng and started down to peer over the edge.
But with less than bait the distance accom
plished his heart falled.and-the yielding
foundation for his feet caused him to be
come panic-stricken. In his excitement
be bounded toward tbe window and. tbe
.The awning, by reason of the infirmities
of age, bad liecome weakened, and a good
sized section of It let go at this inopportune
ly on bis nose, aad maintained apernendlcu-
lar position for some time.- Then he fell laa
lifeless Inmp, lietng too badly Injured even
to moan. A large, crowd gathered, and a.
policeman carried the victim of too much
curiosity back ta his second-story borne.
", It Is confidently expected that the next
Congress wilfadopt the suggestion made
by the engineer department and will make
a liberal appropriation for continuing the
artesian well experiment, already success
fully begun. Bald a gentleman yesterday:
"The people who prefer spring water
will not olijectto the condemnation of the
shallow weds (f a better system is substi
tuted, and that1 9s what they will petition
"There is"bo doubt of Mo J. .Powell's In
terest ln'tht defp well project, and lt'ls
believed that lis) Commissioners will unite
In a strong argument for an appropriation.
Should they.Uo so the citizens of the District
should combine On bad- them up.
"The suggestion of clubs reminds me to
suggest a cold-water deep well club that
shall have a. .membership of at least a hun
dred thousand. 4
"Well won't ian boon fo many and to be
deprived of it nutans suffering and dis
tress to thousands."
Sent ffcfnfi Washington.
Some of the officials of the rostoffice De
partment are very much worried over the
tendency of business men havinglargesums
of money to ship from point to point to
patronize the malls, rather than tbe expruss
Within the past few months a marked ten
dency has been noticed, among bankers
esiiedally, to transmit large sUmsc of
money through the malls. Heretofore
express companies have been used, and
while tlie companies have bee n engage-d in
the attempt to place euch safeguards
around valuables entrusted to their care
as to insure safety, even against dynamite,
they have at the same time suffered a
heavy loss In their business from the par
tiality shown for the United States as a
medium for carrying funds.
This change Is due, in part at least, to tbe
establishment of several companies, prin
cipally located in England, who, for a small
fee, inrure the safety of valuable packages
transmitted through the wills. The Post
office authorities fear that the result will
bo that the road agents will devote their
attention to the mail car Instead of to the
express car in the future, if the present
tcLde-ucy to patronize the former is main
tained. It Is claimed by the banks that the
charges made by the express companies
for transportation arc; exce-ssive. The
express companies, on the otiier hand,
declare that, owing1 to the heavy loss due
to train robberies, they have been com
pelled to equip their trains with strong
boxes which will resist the trost formid
able explosive ng-nts and at the same
time to guard the treasure Intrusted to
their care with extra forces of armed e-m-
plojes. all of which has made It neces
sary to Increase the charge for the trans
mission of money and valuable packages
C. A. Hamilton In Rochester Post-Express.
Tbe leading Democrats here and the
various Democratic associations intend
to put in some bard work in behalf of
the party ticket in Maryland. The em
phatic claims made by the Republicans
have stirred up the Democrats, and they
are preparing to work with system and
effe-ct. So fariasthe Democrats of Wash
ington are concerned, there set ms to be no
difference of opinion whatever as to the
support or (he ticket nominated by the
regular conve-iltioj rvcentiy beidjn Bal
timore. They lire ait'oltine mlndon this
question. "" ,
It Is not witWoin. sigwifiganco that the
Democrats employed' In various positions
under the Government -are now outspoken
in support of the ticket. For a rcriod of
two or three5 weeks after the convention
Some or the ilarylai.u Democrats noiuing
Federal office were cautious anil reserved,
to tay the lcastIn cxpressirg themselves
on the sublefct: at that time It was Inlng
vehemently ' SsfeVted that the President
and his cabinet officers desireO-the defeat
of Mr. Hurit arid bis affiliates on tbe
Democratic "Ifckct. The more wary of
tbe Marylandefs apiiarently thought It
wise to aw3lt further dev eloixnenls lie
fore commfttibg themselves; but while
there was W autbnrllatlve .information
as to the nTtllude of the administration,
sufficient bas.dtve loped to convince every
observant Democrat in Washington that
there will be nd unfriendliness on the
part of the administration toward the
Democratic party In Marylard.
On the contrary, should the situation
demand It, there -will be very manifest
signs from tbo Government here that Dem
ocratic" success is" earnestly desired.
F. P. Ferris, in Baltimore Herald.
Several prominent Pennsylvania poli
ticians in Washington on terms of friend
ship with Senator Quay are incllneel to re
sent the statement that the Senator had
mapped out a programme of interference
with the. organization of the next House
in order to pay off liolitieal scores result,
ing from the Harrisburg convention. They
assert that it would be extremely bad pol
icy for tho Senator to engage in such
a warfare, even it there was any hope of
success, but tliey add that Speaker Heed
would not, in their Judgment, penult him
self as a public official to be used as a club
to injure bis personal fiends for the sake
of carrying out the private revenge of a
member of the Senate.
Representative Dalzell starxU second on
I.a II.- nf nnnnllllfHIIH nil TCfl va- -.nil
"' ., i -- " '.'..' i,.
of Now York, ranking him In position on tbe
commHtee. The familiarity of Mr. Dal
zell with the details ot the tariff, and bis
ability as a speaker and parliamentarian
nave caused a general impression that he
is the most likely to be selected by Speaker
Roed to preside over the Ways and Means
.Committee. Ia addition, Mr. Dnlzell's
relations with Mr. Reed have been pe
culiarly warm, and the ex-Speaker is
known to nave a high opinion ot the ability
of the Representative from Western Penn
sylvania. Friends of Mr.Tteed nre very em
phatic in their belief that he will not allow
any other considerations than those of the
public service, to control him in the making
up ot tbe committees of the next House.
Things Worth Knowing.
The new Hamburg steamer of 20,000
tons will be bigger than Great Eastern, if
capacity, and not displacement, is meant,
as is presumably the case.
The LondopMbrnlng "Post says that tbe
United Stated Navy Is alone in the world
in coninrlsinz 0 'obsolete vessel, and that
the advantage of itliis homogeneity cannot
bo easily overrated. ,
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After a thrtemonths' trial the Kildonan
gold fields, 8$Uand, are now, by order of
the Duke of Sujhcffand.shntagalnst all com
ers. The experiment can hardly in any
sense be termed ojsaccess. One miner, as a
result of bis 1 three months' Jabor, cleared
up from IS pounds to 20 pounds' worth ot
gold.' Jl 'n -
In Tariousfparis' of the world there are
forests submerged n laies. One of tbe moss
remarkable is in Lake Samamisb, in Wash
ington. Here tbereare hundreds ot trees 100
feet tall that-rlae oat of tbe bottom ot tbe
Iake.andln the dry season reach the surface.
Points About Pilgrims.
Col.-John H. King, ot Chamberlain, S.-D.,
is at tbe Metropolitan.' ' .
"It Is my belief," said tbe South Dakotan,
"that Senator Kyle will, not come backr (o
Washington. Tho next legislature will un
doubtedly 'be Republican. Representative'
Plckier may succeed. Senator.Kyle."
Hon. Allen Andrews, who bas been, a
guest of the Raleigh for several days, last
night started for his fiomein Hamilton,
Ohio. Hamilton Is also tbe home ot Gov.
Campbell, who will again make the race this
fail for Ohio's executive chair.
Mr. Andrews was chairman ot the Sutler
County convention and named the dele
gates to the Jate' Democratic convention
which were ousted and the seats given to
delegates elected by an overflow con
vention, ot wblch Gov. Campbell himself
was chairman. Mr. Andrews said:
"These two conventions, occurring as
they did at Gov. Campbell's own tnmc,
have been misunderstood here In the East.
It was simply a friendly struggle for the
control of the county central committee and
local political machinery. There Is no
personal animosity to .Mr. Campbell In
Butler County as a result of tbe State
convention. He will poll bis usual large
vole there, and from 20,000 to 30,000
more "votes in tbe State-than any man who
could have been named. I consider Gov.
CampbcU'tf!Cbances for re-election about
even, considering the recent Republican
tidal wave lu'Ohlo, and that is, saying very
Rev. Mason Campliell Stryker, curator
ot St. George's, Bermuda, Is stopping at
the Arlington. Mr. Striker's mission to
this cily Is an important one. He came to
get married. Miss Hope Per Lee, of Wash
ington, Is the bride, and the. wedding took
place in tills cily this morning. Mr. Stry
ker is the grandson of the late Chief Jus
tice Roger Brooke Taney. Justice Taney
was appointed by President Jackson
on March 15, 1830. He died on October 12,
1873, ai d served tbe longest term of any
- The following arc anong tbe'guestB ot
the Metropolitan: Mr. James D. Tate, of
Lynchburg, Va ; Mr H. M. Smith, common
wealth attorney of Richmond, Ya ; Mes
srs. F. W. rcrrce and Carroll II. Pratt, of
Springfield, Macs ; Mr. E. Barnes, a cotton
grower near Wilson, N.C ;Mr.S.W.AIeen,
of Johnstown, Pa ; Mr. R. L. Torliett,
of Bristol, Tcnn , and Mr. J. A. Bane and
wlfe:, of Fall River, Mass.
The National numliers among its'gucsts
the following: Mr. G. B. Hurst, of St. Louis;
Mr. J. W. Burnett, -of Philadelphia; Mr.
A. W Burrcll, wife ard son, of Oakland,
Cal ; Mr ard Mrs. C. D. Bunker and daugh
ter, of San Francisco, and Messrs. G. W.
Hoffman and Fred Laatz, of Terra Haute,
Sir. C. O. Snavcly. of Oswego, N. Y.;
Mr. Robert Andirson and wife, of Bos
ton; Mr. J. L. liojnes. ot Buffalo, N. Y.;
Mr. Isador Bach, of New York city; Mr.
E W. liiggs and wife, of Kansas City;
Messrs. A. II. and II. C. Chappell, of New
London, Coin., and Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
liuckhcr. Mrs. W. M. Wood and Miss
Fannie Wco J, of Marshall, Mo., are guests
of the Raleigh.
Mr. Charles T. Rellly, of the Philacl
phia Baseball, Club, is stopping at tbe
Riggs House. Mr. Rellly Is not alone. He
Is accompanied by a very pretty wife, to
whom lie was .married yesterday at St.
Mary's Cathedral, In Trentou, N. J. Wash
ington isjlbeflrst stopping place ou the
wedding tour, that will e-xtvnd through
several of the Western States.
Mr. Herman Clogowski.nf Tampa, Fla.;
Ill Anna E. Qulnlan and S. A. Quintan,
of Houston. Tex., and Mr. C. F. Martin,
wife and son. of Fort Scott, Kan., are
stopping at Willard's.
Mrs. II. A. Keefer and two daughters,
of Cincinnati: Mr. Jesse Stevens, of Peru,
Ind.; Mr. A. II. Emery. a manufacturer of
Stanford, Conn., and Mr. E. R. WestfalL
of Willlamport, Pa , are at the bhore
MaJ. GenTJ. M, St.erield and wife have
returned to their tempoiy quarters a4
the Arlington after a pleasant sojourn
in tbe mountains ot New York.
Mr.and Mrs. M. J. Peck, ot Fond du Lac,
Wis., and Mr. M. I'redford and wife, ot
Madclki, Minn., are among the latest ar
rivals at the ArVngton.
Mr. A. P Gest ,of Lambersville, N. J.,
who is sojourning at the Arlington, said
last night: "The financial depression of
the last several months has had apparently
a milder effect on the industries of the
East than the West. Lanibersviile Is the
seat of many paper and rubber factories
and the busln-ss dope by them during the
past summer wis no (.mailer than It ')
been during the hot months of previous
years. In fact. It would be fair to say that
(lie industries ot the New Jersey towns
are in a flourishing condition with bright
prospects before tlicm, and I find that about
the same condition of affairs exists in most
of the Eastern towns that I have visited."
Barrie. the novelist, died within forty-eight
hours of each other .
The Duke of Oporto, brother of the King
of Portugal, Is traveling througli France
with a team of six mules. Tbedukc is trav
eling Incognito under the name of Comte de
Fontalva.'anel is accompanied by Comte de
Branco. Having left Lisbon in June last,
the twp travelers and their parties are ex
pected shortly In Tarls.
Dr. Baedecker, the English prison philan
thropist. Is about to start,a.t 73. on his third
mission to the Siberian mines and convict
settlements. He has authority from the
Inspector general of .Russian prisons, and
will visit besides the central penctcntlarles
at Tomsk, Krasnojarsk, Yakutsk and VII
Julsk. Gen. Dragomiroff. one of tbe most
noted ot tbe Russian Pan-Blavists, who
would In all likelihood be supreme In
command of the Russian army were the
Czar at war. Is to be tbe chief guest of
France during tbe autumn maneuvers near
the German frontier.
Pattl's doings in Wales, at Cralg-y-Nos,
are old stories, but among ber other
charities to the Welsh it is not generally
known that tbe railroad she built to run
from the cattle lo Swansea is used by all
who wish free of charge.
Millionaire Payne, who died in Fremont
County, Iowa, recently, was a lifelong
I friend of Jefferson Davis.
A "Very Uonewt Tblef.
"Yes,"" tald tba culprit, "I am a thief,
bnt I don't want anybody to insinuate
that my crime was thercsult of unfortunate
stock; speculating, and I won't bave any
body say that I bave hitherto borne anon,
blemished reputation. I have been a thief
from infancy, and never bought a share of
stock in my life. Call me eccentric. If you
please, but I don't want to be xvlzed up
with any of your amateurs I am a profet
sionaf, I am."
0PIH0IS JLUHI8D TERM
HutLeitarfJtfrs'Say on tie Propositi-
Senator Cray Introducesra Novel Ar
gument Fyorn the Standpoint) of
From tbe Jfevv,Tgrk World.
The United States "Senator 'who bas
bad closer personal an"d political rela
tions with Cleveland, (ban any other
man Is Senator GeorgeGray.of Delaware,!
the President's spokesman and champion
in the Hawaiian debate and in the later
Senator Gray has declared himself to be
in favor of a third term for Cleveland. "I
cannot admit," he said, ."that there is any
such Issue as a third term issue.
"By 'third term,' " he continued, "I as
sume Is meant three consecutive terms in
the Presidential office. The issue as I
understand It. Is two terms Tor Mr. Cleve
land. Tho President was first nominated
and elected in 1884. In 1888 he retired
to private life, liecame a plain citizen, and
devoted himself to affairs of personal bus
iness. During those four years he was one
of the people and possessed no public
"In 1892 he again accepted the nomina
tion and was overwhelmingly and tri
umphantly elected. It cannot, therefore,
in view of tbe lapse of four years between
his second and third nominations, be
logically argued that should he receive
a renominafoa at the bands of his party
and be elected he would be serving a third
term. It would be only his sewnd con
secutive term of office; therefore the
'third-term' talk is illogical and mislead
ing. "Washington's refusal of a third term
is cited as a precedent." continued Mr.
Cleveland'sfrlend."in all argumentsaga Inst
the President's renomlnation. The con
ditions which existed then are to:ally
different from tho.- which exist now.
In Wyisblngton's time the future of the re
public was an uncertainty. It was fe-ared
that an attempt might be made to change
the form of government, and a continu
ance In office of any man would have been
a step in that direction.
"But now nothing can change our form
of government. A republic we are, and a
republic we shall remain. What opposi
tion there is to a third terra is a sentimental
opposition, and is based on no intelligent
reason, except, perhaps, that It might have
a tendency to make the people confide too
much In one man; that would be the only
objection. But, as I said. It is not a third
but a tecond term that is the real point of
From Charleston NevvK and Courier.
The News and Courier Is confirmed In
the opinion, which it has heretofore ex
pressed, that Mr. Cleveland is the best man
for the Democratic iiarty to nominate as Its
candidate for President next year. We
cannot but regard the sentiment that is eo
loudly and so aggressively expressed with
regard to hL renominatlon, or the holding
of a third term by any Preeulent who bas
been tried and approved by the act of serv
ing two terms acceptably, as unfounded
and abeurd. Every new Tresldent is an
exerimcnt. If he serves one term ac
ceptably that ia good reason for his re-elec
tion. If he serves thesecond u rm acceptably,.
ttiat Is still better reason for electing him
for a third term. If his iiarty can elect him.
The question can safely ba left to the votes
of the people ot this country, who will al
ways have to decide, and who will never
make the mistake, we may be assured, of
electing an unworthy, incapable or "dan
gerous" man three times.
From the Troy Pretw.
Singularly enough, about the most ardent
third termer in the United States Is that
eminent and popular Republican, Chauncey
M. Depew, now in London. The New York
World correspondent interviewed bim
yesterday. His tribute to a Democratic
administration, coming from one of the
faire&t and foremost Republicans in the
country, will put to shame the who
stubbornly refuse to see anything but evil
in i t because it is Democratic- Mr. Depew
is simply too big a man to talk like a ward
partisan when consulted on the affairs of
his country. He takes a broad. Just,
patriotic and independent view, and speaks
out with praiseworthy frankness. This is
a commendable trait in any public man of
whatever party faith.
From the Tloxton Herald.
An effort Is being made to Induce the com
ing Democratic State convention of New
York to declare against a third term in the
Presidency. There is not the least evidence
that any considerable number of people are
seeking it for the only man who could have
it, or that he either desires or would accept
the honor. Hence It is not nt all appropriate
at present. I f the Democratic convention ot
New York chooses to regard it as such It
wlllbecllhera proof on its part ofan unrea
sonable fear orthe effect of President Cleve
land's popularity with the American people
or a gratuitous desire again to decorate him
with its dislike.
From tho Columbia, S. C, States.
Were Mr. Cleveland ten times as deserving
or as popular as he is, the proposition to
nominate him for a third term must still be
received with indignation by those dev oted
to Democratic principles and tbe genius of
our Government, Let there be an end of this
renominatlon talk. It is an insult to the in
telligence and the patriotic consistency' ot
From the Louisville Conrler-Jourruil.
"The rtnestion," solemnly writes a WasS
lngton correspondent, "that is Just now
agitating the public mind, and which Is
seriously engaging the attention of the
newspapers of the country Is: Will Presi
dent Cleveland be a candidate fora third
term?" That will do, Hubby. TJoh't-waste
any more geiod white paper In tbat way.
Better use it for blow-gun wads. Run
along now to your mumble -peg.
From the St. Louis FoKt-TJIspntch.
It may he well, as a Georgia editor thinks;
to settle forever the third-term issue, bat
if It is to be rettlcd at tbe expense of the
Democratic party come ot the members ot
that ancient and bonorable organization
"Do you Bee that man?" said a "night
liner," as he pointed to a respectably dressed
and Intelligent looking gentleman stand
ing on the curbstone across the street.
"Well, I drive him home on an average of
three nights a week. He lives In a very
handsome house, not out of the ultra-fashionable
part of the town. I pick limi up al
ways between 1 and 2 o'clock, and never
yet have I found him under the Influence of
liquor. It appears that lie has merely a
mania for staying oat late and almost In
variably I find bUn talking to a policeman
on the corner-somewhere. He bas begun
to know me, and will wait until I drive
along, and you may, guess, I am not stow
Id looking for him every night."
.Matinees, Tuesday and Saturday.
Under New Jlauaiement Entirely Kentled
EreryUunc new-KLITU ENGAGEMENT. Th
Whirlwind of Farce Comedy,
THE NOSS JOLLITY COMPANY,
la their Fantastic Burlesque, Musical Comedy,
Ia three snap shots an, attraction ot unusual
excellence, headed by
LITTLE ELSIE LOWER,
The Dancing Sunbeam.
Washington's Popular Fatorite,
MR. CHARLES T. ALDRICH.
The Original Tramp. Hungry Hawkins.
THE 4 LAi-SARDS,,
JSoropean Novelties, direct from flondon and
Paris, la their "Country School" act,
25c. Admission First Floor. 25c.
ACADEMY Prices Se. 60c, T3candL0O.
Wed. and Sat. lists., 23c and 33c Reserved
The Sweet Singing Comedian
In the Beautiful Irish Comedy
Hear Mack's own sweet song: "Magsle My
Own." "I eve You." pm 1 round I'm Irish,"
-Dooley's Weddlne," "Tlie Art of Making
Love," "ily Sweetheart." "An Irish Lad's Woo
lac," and -Mack's Swing Sone."
Next Week PETER P. DsJLEY.
jaEW NATIONAL THEATJOt.
Every Evening. TV ed. and Sat Mats.
Th Dl", tin gtualieil Comedienne,
In tbe Nov York and London Success,
Primrose & Wesfi
g'EBNAN'S LYCFUM THEATER.
AL. REEVE'SllG SHOW,
II1MTI4AW The Armless Wowfer. .
UH I ilrtll, An Atsolute Novelty.
next ware- The 20th Century Maids.
Grand Opera HoUsb.
EDWARD H. ALLEN, Manager.
W EEK OF SEPTEMBER 9.
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
A Grand Production oF
The Black Crook
200' People on the Stage.
and 25c admission.
75c reserved, 50
Next Week "OLD GLORY."
CUA11DS LEE'S TOMI1.
Old Uncle Tom Was His Body Ser
vient in War Times.
"Having spent two days recently in
Lexington, Ya , among the hallowed memo
rie of that ancient town. It then occurred
to me how strange It must appear to our
Northern brother that the tomb and mag
nificent recumbent statue of Gen B. E. Lee
should be kept and sacredly guarded, as
It 1, by a colored man," says a corre
spondent of the Baltimore Sun.
"So, too, is Gen. Lee's office. Just as he
left it, tables, desk, lounge, chairs, table
covers, papers and letters, and everything,
even down to his inkstand and penholders.
In pergonal charge of good old UncleTom.
"Nor is it an easy task to guard and
preserve these venerated relics from the
profane and desecrating hand of the relic
hunting vandal. Yet with the sharp eye,
brave heart, and strong arm ot the faithful
leiitincl there remains UncleTom, a worthy
defender of those sacred things. 'May
bis tribe increase!'
"On one occasion in rbowing the statue
to a party of tcventcen Northern gentlemen
he told them, asurual. that his old master
was tbe greatest general in tbe world and
tbe best man.
"What! Do yon, a colored man, fay
that of this man in-our prefe nee?" asked one
of the number. ,
" 'Yes, I would ray that before ten thou
sand men, raid Uncle Tom, ard added: 'If
I you all had "erhadhim.dewabwooderbeen
over long befo It was.'
"The one young man in the rarty faid
'Ycs, he was a good man. Uncle, but he was
on the wrong side."
"Thereupon an old Eoldicr, wbo was
present, replied. 'But how many are there
who think to the contrary, and Ibis great
nian conscientiously thought otherwise,
living ard dying a tero in the hearts of
his countrymen, wita the rcrpeet and ad
miration, too. of the whole North and all
"And now let me report to whom It may
concern vhat Uncle Tom imparted to me
concerning bis relationship with that
mighty captain ot the va'orous Confeder
ate hoots. He began by saying in bis dia
lect that he had enjove-d the proud pnvl
lege and distinction of being close to tbe
great general in camp life for four long
years , and that never ouce, ia ail that trying
time , had be beard him utter a cross, impa
tient, or Improper word to man or beast.
It must be admitted that a relationship
of so long a period as that is, indeed, dose
connection, and who would be a closer ob
server of the great man's character and
daily demeanor than that untutored brother
ot color? No severer critic is a man
likely to have than his ownvalet, body serv
ant, or cook; or at least the foibles and short
comings of the man ot mark coald have no
greater or more perilous exposure than that
tothescruliny of his servantunder conditions
sucb as those in which Uncle Tom served
his 'beloved master, as be -was, wont to
call tbe great general. 'He was a master
ami a father tome, too." said Uncle Tom.
"Tnus re-enforced Uncle Tom said he en
Joyed the speech of that good old soldier,
once a brave adversary on ihe field of blood
and strife. Then the young man retorted"
" 'Well, he got whipped, anyhow.'
" 'Wbupl, whuptl blurted Uncle Tom.
'Docs yoa call ltwhapt.sah.et when bke as
you wus a-goin' walkin frum here to de
hotel a whole parculot mcu would set upon
you and bind you down? Now.dal'sde way
de general was whupt, sab, and only dat
"Then Uncle Tom told me personally that
on some occasions 'dc Yankce-s had two hun
dred to one.' In telling him that I was in
the old Stonewall Brigade, early and'late,
he became fervently eloquent la laudations,
tbe loudest and most emphatic, ot my lnv ln
clble old commander.
. "So, taking him through and through, I
thlnkit would be bird to find a morcdevout
love for the Soutb and its Institutions tlia
that of Unclo Tom."
German railroad cars are not comfortable,
but German railroad management Is fair.
Forinstance.acciirdlngtoa late agreement
between the railroads. It a traveler now
makes only part ot the trip to which his
ticket entitles him tbe money paid in excess
Is returned to hlni, provided the station
master of tl a. ition where his trip was cut
short certifies to that fact on tbe ticket.
MgJE'glsgg'&'JSajgf- laWE JmiV s"fffifife::i: -.T?---i-JgJ-