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EUNEST G. THOMPSON-,
That vuts a tvlse conclusion of the Re
publican caucus ot the Senate jesterdjy
which prescribed that the nine Senators se
lected by the chairman of the caucus to
perform the duty of filling the vacancies on
committees, iu the eent of Republican suc
cess lu effeclins a reorganization of the
Senate, khall be passed upou by tlirentiro
Senator Sherman is chairman of the cau
cus, nnd with lum lies the selection of the
nine Senators. Mr. Sherman is a gentleman
ot supera Ixi tula nt ability either as a finan
cier or as an aulobiographer. But neither
his financial nor his autoulugrjphlca! per
formances lime eKcaped deserved criticism,
and in filling committee vacancies by proxy
through nine Senators of hH own selection
he might not lie as nearly Infallible as lie
would in collaboration with the complete
rruiutxrsliip ot his party In the Senate.
Senator Sherman his jet to make any
brilliant showing of opposition to trusts
and monopolies and real estate speculators
tthoderaaud that puullcmoncyshaUbeuscd
to Improve their suburban holdings or local
Ira posi tionsln theforra of gas company nnd
railroad abuses. It Is well, therefore,
that lie should not be permitted to exercise
autocratic power In tbe erection ot new
ALLIIYS AS DISEASE HKEEDEItS.
Considerable space Is devoted In the
Conimkbloniri, annual nport to the sub
ject of sanitation, and not Improperly, for
there Is none that Is fraught with greater
importance. Regarding the high death
rate In the DUlrkt, It Is shown that It is
altogether due to the colored popula
tion, the percentage of the white constitu
ency comparing favorably with the most
carefully policed European cities. In
fact, there Is only one. The Hague, whose
death rate is below that ot our wbitepopu
lation, and that only by a mere fraction.
The Commissioner, point out that the causes
which contribute to this excesxlv e mortality
among the colored people, react directly
open the white population, which draws
its servant clats largely from the former,
and bnt for which even the white death
rate would be greatly reduced.
One of the most prolific causes of disease
among the colored people are their unsani
tary habitations in unsanitary alleys and
court i. Iu spite of all tl.at can be done
these latter are regular disease breeders.
They arc, for the most part, narrow, with
out sewerage, badly paved, and studded
with dwelling places which, In numerous
Instances, It would be a compliment to
designate as hovels. They are poorly
built, without even the crudest conven
iences, without proper ventilation, sur
rounded by piles of refuse and not lnfre-
juently stagnant water, damp, foul, and
Ill-smelling. They invite disease and j
It rarely raits to enter. From these places
hit radiates and transfers Itself to resi
dences that otherwise would not be "in
fected. Alleys and courts are not fit places
for residential purposes. Their proper
uses are well .understood and they should
be appropriated to none other. Every city
ought to hare a certain area set-apart for
ventilation and light, and that Is one ot
the uses, to which the alleys should be put.
They should not furnish the means to sup
ply the greed of the speculator." It would
be well to pass a law prohibiting the erec
tion ot bnlldlngs, othir tban stables, snd
outhouses, in thcie places.
It Is apparent there will be no limit to
the resolutions introduced In both branches
of Congress proi idlns for recognition of the
Cuban patriots as a belligerent force.
It is feared there is to be almost Illim
itable speech-making on this question which
has been decided In the affirmative by the
whole Amerlcau people with the exception
ot President Cleveland and a small coterie
The Times hopes its advice will not be
construed Into contempt of Congressional
oratory v hen it suggests that much speaking
is not only tiresome, but a block upon tbe
wheels ot action which should lie taken
promptly and unresenedly.
While Congress talks the Cubans fight
and suffer In doubt' whether the greatest
and freest nation on earth will gay a word
ot encouragement for an oppressed people
seeking freedom and independence.
While Congress talks Spain Is fastening
more securely the burdens Imposed upon
Cuba and Increasing Its endeavors to crush
out tbe most formidable uprising that has
ever taken place In the Queen of the Antilles.
Long-drawn-out Fourth of July oratory
Is Indirectly strengthening and prolonging;
the power and persecution of tbe infamous
government at Madrid.
Instead of growing hysterical In his mes
sage iu regard to a possible acquisition
by Great Britain of disputed territory in
Venezuela, the President would have been
more patriotic If be bad commented more
forUbly upou the up-to-date situation in
Alaska, where territory Is being coolly
stolen from tbe United States by the Do
Information telegraphed to The Times
this evening from Tacotna states that the
Canadian government has let a contract for
carrying the mails from Juneau to Torty
Mile Creek iu Alaska, which Is npon terri
tory the United Slates bought from Russia
and paid for la good, bard, yellow gold.
Let us forego lachrymal utterances and
resolutions in regard to the dispute in
Venezuela, which aro largely Inspired by
a speculative American syndicate, rather
than by any abiding love for tbe Monroe
doctrine, and see to It that the British
lion shinnies on bis own side of Alaska
CAPITOL MILL'S GHOST.
That merry person, be he singular or
plural, who has been playing tbe part of
Hamlefs father on Capitol Hill at frc
cpient Intervals for several weeks may con
gratulate himself, in bis singularity or plu
rality, that he or tbey is or are not a ghost
or ghosts Indeed.
Out on that mixture of commons and un
common which lies in the eastern vicinage
of Lincoln Park, wbere Patrolman Sedg
wick congregates. It is apparently danger
ous for ghosts to walk, either at midnight
or at any other time. The policeman's
pistol seems to be always ready to tackle
spirits, whether it be a pocket pistol or
one of the kind prescribed by law and sup
plied by tbe executors of the law.
It doe's not enter Into tbe philosophy
ot these gentlemen of the locust and hel
met that flesh and blond may be concealed
by a ghostly shroud, and that the "gun"
!s not to be employed upon tbtin until
aand-to-liand Investigation shall prov e them
to be ghosts Indeed, In which case cither
bot or cold lead would be useless.
The moral of this Capitol Hill ghost
story Is that there arc yet policemen who
arc too ready with the revolver, and that
a more rigid discipline than has ever been
enforced should school these timid and
nervous officers to use that weapon only
In tbe most critical circumstances.
APOTnEOSIS OF COHBETT.
Merely by way of obituary. It Is worth
while to note that Mr. Jim Corliett has ap
parently lifted himself above the possi
bility of future defeats by utterly re-fusing
to meet Mr. Bob Fltzslnunons In any
circumstances, and by retiring from the
prize ring forever.
He thus, as it were, deifies himself In the
pugilistic heaven and makes It impossible
for anyone to wrest from him the Town of
championship. His mission henceforth in
this world will be to reform the stage. He
will play the part ot Hercules to the leaser
gods ot the peanut t-allery, and, as a king
or kings of the sock and buskin, delight his
large nnd fashionable audiences till he goes
into the seclusion his acts merit and is
translated to another clement r here he may
crack over, with his ghostly predecessors,
the old chestnuts ot the terrestrial clement
in which he reigned supreme In the dajs
when the mouth was mightier tlian the
A long and not a lingering rarewell to
Corbett. It Is to be hoped lucre arc no
"COMMUNISM OF TELF."
One ot the most eloquent utterances of
Mr. Cleveland In his message is his silence
upon the subject of trusts..
In the face of the organization of the
greatest railroad freight and passenger
pool ever attempted, and rrliich promises
to dominate the Interstate Railroad Com
mission and the courts In tLe skill with
which the laws are cvade-d, President Cleve
land, while dwelling t great length upon
foreign affairs, has not one word of sug
gestion in regard to this colossal, domestic
Imposition with which the people ot the
whole country are threatened.
Less than three years have passed since,
in another message, Ihc President was
aggressive In his assault upon trusts, de
nominating their structure and results
as the "communism of pelf."
What change has come over the spirit
of the President's dream that lie now Is
silent In regard to the operations of these
There Is some dispute In regard to tbe
identity of tbe leader of tbo Republican
forces In the House, whether that leader is
Payne, or Dalzell, or Cannon, or some other
Of course there Is no real doubt upon Ibis
subject. Nomntterwhomay beputrorward
to vocalize upon the floor, l be action will be
directed from the Spentcertdesk or bis sanc
tum. The voice may lie the voice ot Smith
or Jones, tat tbe baud is be hand of Reed.
Jir. speaker Reed should not Target, now-
ever, that; there Is such a. thins is leading
too ranch. He leads best who appears to
follow. Mr. Reed is avowedly n candidate
for tbe ortlce of President, nnd It is exceed
ingly dangerous for him in that capacity to
begin to exhibit tbe disposition of an auto
crat. The brilliant Bpeaker wasgullty of a very
uubrillinnt action at I lie opening ot Con
gress when he decided that uo person should
be admitted lu the galleries who could not
stand and deliver a ticket signed by some
member ot the House. He basalsodebarred
newspaper representatives from privileges
of the members' lobby, which were granted
by Speaker Crisp.
Judging from these and other acts. Mr.
Recti cannot be a candidate Tor the Presi
dential nomination, and there is evidently
a mistake somewhere.
TWO IMFOUTANT QUESTIONS.
There ore two quistlons of more than
ordinary importance before the Washington
public, both of which dtmnnd a full and
thorough Investigation. Tliu District bond
bill is perhaps of greatest consequence,
inasmuch as its possnge in Its present form
involves a large expenditure ot public
money for the Improvement ot private
property. The purpose of the bill is to ap
propriate $4,000,490 fr sewer improve
ments nnd ?3,r,G0,000 to make street ex
tensions beyond the city limits. The ques
tion to lie considered Is whether or not
Congress, as our lawmaking body, lias Ibe
right to tax citizens for improvements not
immediately needed, and which benefit
only a certain ring of real estate specu
iators. The Times has arranged for an expression
of public sentiment on this question, nnd
bnllol-boxcs have been placed In various
parts of the city. In which taxpa vers cande
poslt the answered queries published in
ballot form in another column of Ibis paper.
His the duty or ever votertoplaco himself
on re cord either fororagalnst thisbuml bill,
and If possible Congress should In Ibis vvaj
beinformed whether or not it should pass.
The other question to be considered Is the
apparent efforts of tho Acetylene gas pro
moters to dtfeat a Congressional measure
to give the District cheaper gas. A bogus
company was organized during the last
Congress, nnd through sklliriil manipula
tion was made to defeat the passage of our
dollar-gas bill. The Acetylene scheme
seems to be a similar altcmpt. Acetylene
I gas Is nowhere manufactured for commer
cial purposes, and Its great merits are
chiefly to be found In ndrcrtlslng talk and
a pretty exhibition of a costly, theoretical
light. An expose ot the scheme was pub
lished In this morning's Times, nnd as our
tnvestlgation progresses fuller details will
be given. Meanwhile, It would be well for
the public generally to look up those two
The present administration must have
acted Willi a vindictive reeling when it
named a postoffkc in Pennsylvania Oppo
sition. Postmaster O'Donuell of Pittsburg wisely
concluded that it Is belter to ben live post
master than a balf-dead politician.
Tbe principal merit of the Morion boom
is that it van supply lis own fund of cam
The matter of a man having his hair cut
is not governed by the money he earns
Mr. Cleveland did not recommend legis
lation prohibiting a third term iu tbe Presi
Will Bcnator McMillan, head of the De
troit Gas Trust, be placed at the head of the
Senate District Committee?
It will probably require no especial
combination of genius to adopt a do
nothing policy in Congress.
Will Senator Sherman, as chairman of
the Senate Re-publican caucus, name nine
Senators whoe duty It will be to fill
committee vacancies who are opposed
to the bond issue for tbe improvement of
syndicate- suburban real estate?
As the House or Representatives has a
Committee on the Duqiositioa of Useless
Papers In the Executive Ocpartments,
there can be no doubt iu regard to tlie proper
committee to which the President's message
should be referred.
Some Famous Hobbies.
A London barber's hobby was the collect
ling of dressing-cases, a hobby which he
pursued with such avidity that on his death
J00 ot these articles came into the bands of
his execu tors.
Wigs and walking sticks were the espe
cial vanities of Mr. William Evnns. some
time principal clerk In tbe pruluonotarv's
office for Anglesea. Carnarvon, and Merio
neth, and so blgbly did lie value them that
he bequeathed one or e-ach to three dirrerent
maiden ladles for whom he had in turn felt
a tenderness In early lire.
TheQue-en or Italy is said tobeanenlhu
siastlc collector or boots and shoes. Her
collection includes shoes of Mary Antoi
nette, of the Empress Josephine, Mary Stu
art. Queen Anne, and the Empress Cath
erine or Russia.
M. Nestor Roqurplan. a Frenchman of
letters, was a collector of warming-pans,
and devoted a gallery In his house to this
article of furniture, where visitors might
enjoy the pleasure of beholding the identi
cal warming-pans that bad aired the beds
of such celebrities as Queen Mary or Scot
land. Catherine de Medici, Gabriel d'Es
trees. Diana dc Poitiers, Mme. Pompadour,
Marie Antoinette. Mile, de Fontangc, and
other noted personages.
Another gentleman had a hobby for scarf
pins. He Is said tohavekeptabookcoutaln
lug as many pages as there are days In ibe
year. In each of which a different pin was
stuck. Every morning he fastened Into his
seart the plnallotted to that particular date.
Loniretersham. a. noted dandy In bis day,
had a hobby ror walking sticks and also for
various kinds of tea and snuff. All around
his sitting-room were shelves, those upon
one side laden with canisters of Souchong.
Buliea. Cougou, Pekoe, Russian, and other
varieties or tea. The shelves opposite were
decorated with hardsome Jars containing
every kind or snuff, while muff-boxes lay
here, there, affy everywhere. Lord Peters
ham prided hlmse-lt on possessing Ibe most
magniri'-ent array of boxes to be found in
Europe, and was supposed to have a fresh
snurf-box for every day In the year-
CountHenry von Brutil. n famous German
diplomatist, busied himself In collecting
boots, shoes, sllppers.and wigs oral shapes,
sizes, and fashions. This curious hobby
wasrivaleU by that of a laleklng ofBavuria,
whose collection of bats was unique.
The Din Market.
"Did you ever think." asked Johnny
"- Of a squad of smaller boys.
"How many people there is now
Who lives by selling noise?
"There's la wyers. preachers, lekchur folks.
An' singers what can roar; .
An' populls', an' brossban' blokes,.
An' 'bout five hundred more
"Bat 'v all tbe klnes that lives by sounV
I. thlnk.lhe bravest sorts
Is these 'at travels all aroun',
An' people calls them sports." f
Galveston News. !
Vote on the Bond BlU. See announce
ment on fourth page v
AMONG TM OmRSITlES
iraonng jjeeuaoie oiuaenis.
Columbian Tfttfitces Meet In Delation
to the Foal, of $75,000 Prof.
Illll .)ttjtthe Catholic.
Congress is'iffready maulfe-stlng deep
coucern ror Hie educational Interests of
Washington particularly- for the Howard,
E-3enatorEdmund8and8enalor Hoar have
procured for Dr. Rankin, the president, a
gift to the college of the third volume of all
books of whicli tliene,were three In the pub
lic libraries. They also had such appropria
tions made ror the law- school that its course
this yea r is made free of charge.
This experiment was a matter of serious
apprehension, bullustead ot the free studies
attracting undesirable students the classes
generaUy are on a higher plane, and ten
0ung white men have availed themselves
ot the opportunity to get a good legal edu
cation without cost. Dr. Rankin feels that
thefree law school will bea success in every
way. Senator Edmunds expre-sses much
gratification at this result.
Improvements hare also been made in
the boarding house fund. The charge is
only $8 per month, but by careful super
vision tbe menu has been made equal to
the most critical tastes and demands nt
the boarders, rrnbably In few ptact-s"n
the United States can so good an education
be obtained at so sllgbt cost for tuition and
living, and It Is only Just that the ability
that jas so. wisely administered, affairs
sbnukl receive some -public recognition.
Pror.-Francis Wayland. LL. D., of Har
vanl. will next week deliver a series ot
subjects will be the English constitution,
the House of Lords and the House of Com
mons. Pror. Wayland comes to Howard
at the suggestion nt Senator Ho.tr.
Tbe mandolin and gultnr club, on Decem
ber 13, will give a concert for tbe benefit
or their treasury. They will be assisted
by the college choir. A k'ngthy program
Is being prepared, and tbe occasion prom
ises to be a merry one.
Rev. Dr. II. A. Stmison, pastor of the
Tabernacle Church or New York, will to
day address the students on tbelr duty as
During the we-ek ending December 20
the nild-yenr examinations will be beld.
The card for the theological class is al
ready out. On December 20 the Christmas
Dr. B. L. Whitman has returned from his
lecture tour. During Its progress, he spoke
lh New York, "Boston nnd Baltimore. The
proceeds, which are a very considerable
amount, go to the university fund.
The examination commltte-e or the board
or truste-e. Dr. Whitman presiding, held
lis regular meeting today at 12 o'clock.
It will be renVemlx-red that when Dr. Whit
man assumed .office a few members of the
board or tnifteep pledgeil themselves to
raise $75,000 as a contingent fund. A
meeting was held n few days ago for tbe
purpose of reporting prni:re-i and ratifying
certain lnve-stnierits or the rimds on band.
Dr. Henry Farq'aher will deliver the next
Ice lure bc'Ioro-the school or political phi
losophy. Jl la subject will be "Money."
Pror. F. W. CUrlch.ia published a valu
able putllcntfon on the constitution of
silicates. ThLs lmiKirtaut publication, if
approved by tpc scientific world, will revo
lutionize the lueniles as to the composition
of nine-tenths f the etmioneni irts ot
the earth. f
Prof. W. W. Wjjle will read a pa per before
the graduate sehool of great popular Inter
est at present. It will deal with ae-etyllne
gas and its aypeaxaoces in the poUrlscopc.
It will be an numerated lecture nnd numer
ous experiments wU-le tried.
Dr. Otis T. Ma sou delivered on address
before the Kensington Farmers" Insti
tute which bids fair to make him the most
popularof Columbian's faculty among tbe
ladies. He said that to women most of the
important Improvement in agriculture,
such as the thrashing machine nnd others.
are attributable; that even today in Ger
many and Franco the work or women Is
more Important tban any other one element
lu the national systems or agriculture.
Mr. James M. Fisher, president of the se
nior law class, baacalleda sptclal meeting
for December 9 to perfect class urgtniza
tion. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY.
Father Richards has recognized the value
of the Georgetown Journal In a way that is
not only beneficial to that paper, but of
good to the classes It represents. Exccl
lejice In English literature In the college
course will no longer be Judged by set cs
sas submitted fur examination, but arti
cles accepted and published in the Journal
will be given a special rating. The reason
assigned ror this course is that ills better
than turning loose on a cold and unapprecl
allve world as future Journalists or report
ers a class ol half-flcdged litterateurs with
diplomas. It attains the object ot an incen
tive to concise style and at tbe same time
docs not swell the you ng scribe's bend.
Tbe Toner Scientific Society will meet
Saturday night. Tbe principal paper will
be by F- Borgia MeDermott on preblstiwic
eruptions. Mr. MeDermott is the president
of the"cleb and a geologist of no mean at
tainments. Rev. Henry J. Sbande-lle is continuing his
course on the history of the essay. The
class has been compelled to a great deal
of original research and some of the best
these-s will be published.
Hon. William McAleer, ex-CancrC'iwnan
from Philadelphia, has presented the RIggs
library wl'h about 135 rare volumes, con
taining some old and vauablc legal works.
Today, at. 4.30 p, in.. Prof. Robert T.
Hill begins his course of seven lectures on
geology. Prof. Hill is well known In Wash
ington. For some time he was connected
with the Geological Survey and
he was tbe geologist of the Ir
rigation Inquiry engaged In JLe
Rio Grande district. He Is the export on
the problems presented by the wonderful
stratification of the beautiful Southwest,
ills descriptions ot its wonderful scenic
effects, vistas, plains and mountains Virile
severely scientific, often carry one awny
by tlie-ir mere simplicity. He never con
founds the actual with the Ideal, but lov
ers of pure literary descriptions will cot
be disappointed in this course. In nil prob
ability his manner will adhere to the di
dactic style1, made so popular recently by
The Journal Club will hold a meeting
at McMahon nail on Monday next.
Prof. Greene has received from Europe
a large consignment ot botanical lieoks.
whicli he is now cataloguing and arrang
ing. Bunday next is the Feast or Ihe Immacu
late Conce-ptlon. This Is the special feast
of the ilve-rsity and it wdl be celebrated
with great ceremony by the faculties and
students. Solemn high mass will be at
tended by the entire university member
ship: and will be the principal feature. Dr.
Rooker, Cardinal SatolU's secretary, will
preadt the sermon.
A Very Good ttcasnn.
Olc morning last week, when theteinpcr
.ature was near the freezing iiolnl, a "Son
of Erin" boarded an avenue e-ar and seated
himself between two young ladles. In his
mouth was an old elay pipe that had evi
dently been in use a long time. Tbe eim-dui-tor
came up and collected his fare nnd
said, "Mr. , no smoking is allowed in
"I'm not smoking," responded the little
"But yo i have your pipe lu your mouth,'"
exclaimed the conductor.
-"YIs, and I've me feet In me boots, but
Tni not walking."
The other occupants of the car hndl.-U-l
laughing fit, while the conductor hastily
BtoU'a Decembec. Shoe Sellirur Is civlner
purchasers" the "Best Shoes' of our Times",
atruarvelouslylowprlces. Fourteen clerks:,
Vote on tho Kurd BIB. See announce-'
:sbciX on' fourth. page.- 4 1
In iilaco of our regular Friday
"Odds and Ends'' sale, we sail!
"round up" tee following lines
special tomorrow ONLY:
Par those regular
$2.00 and 52 50 Shoos.
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HOI. JOHI L COWEI'S HUMOR
Hapld mpss ia statesnaasiiip K tke
B. & 0. RaUraad's Cblel AUsrasr.
He Has Adopted a Code of Rules
Drafted by a Predecessor of.
Baltimore Sun, Dec. 5.
Hon. John K.Cowcn has spe-nt three days
In Congress. He has two years before bim.
His experience has been a vacuum, because
he has had uothing to do, but vote for ad
journment. What be will do In tile future
opportunities only will reveal.
This Is what Mr. Cowen said last night in
the library of his home, on Charles Btreet
extended: "If the Democratic party bad been loyal
to Its pledges, loyal to the Ideas Mr. Cleve
land lias urged, it would have met with
victories, Instead of defeats-"
As to the proposition ot a third term for
Mr. Cleveland, Mr. Cowen said:
"Tbe talk about Mr. Clev eland for a third
term, notwithstanding the politicians are
against him, Is because he represents abso
lutely sound principles upon finance and
all other public questions, and bos courage
ously advocated them. The people know
that, and they know further, that as long as
the government of the country is In bis
bands there will Ik- no Jingo war. In bis
case, the only question with the people
would be, will he accept a nomination for a
third term? Mr. Cleveland alone can settle
this question, and. In my Judgment, tbe
Democratic masses would answer the other
by an affirmative vote. If be gives them a
Mr. Cowen while a member ot Congress
will reside In Haltimore. traveling dally be
tween Baltimore and 'Washington, as did
Senator Whyte, Mr. Ravner.and Mr. Eusk.
Mr. Con en, it is stated, will be a member of
the Committee ou Banking.
When Mr. Cowen was asked to give his
views as to his future course lu Congress
he referred lo a letter written in Decemticr,
1883, by Hon. Edward J. Phelps, who was
subsequently minister to .England, to Hon.
John AV. Stewart, who had been cleeted to
Congress. This lelter is instructive and In
teresting. It reads as follows:
"First Always vote In favor of a mo
tion to adjoarn, and It the period of ad
journment is in question vote for tbe longest
time and the earliest day.
"Second Vote steadily against all other
propositions whatsoever- There Is already
leglslallou enough for the next COO years.
No honest man wants any more. Even un
constitutional bills for the further enllght
mentof the negro should form no exception
to this rule.
"Third Make no speeches. Nobody at
tends to Congressional oratory when deliv
ered; wbeu printed nobody reads it, and it
Is a nuisance to the run lis. I have had more
than 4,000,000 sui h speeches sent me and
never read one In my life.
"Fourth Do not allow yourself to be
drawn Into aspersions upon the memory of
Guy Fawfccs. He has been much censured
by shallow men. History will In the end do
him justice. Before you will have been long
in Congress you will perceive that one such
man nowadays with better luck might do
the country more service than a hundred
Presidential candidates or Christian state-s-men.
"Firth Do not be seen much In public In
the company or Republicans. Outside of
Vote Today on the Bond Bill
The Times has afforded the people of the District their first oppor
tunity, since they became the wards of the National Government, to exer
cise tho right of 8uff raee.
The question at issue Is one of vital Importance to citizens, and tho
resut will do much to Influence Congress for or against the proposition to
increase the value of private landhoidlngs at public expense.
The Bond Bill has been explained at length in these columns and yes
t2rday the voting began, polls to Cose at 6 o'clock Saturday. December 7
Vote either fororagalnst but vote, anyway. Show that you appre
ciate the right of franchise, even though you can only obtain It through
the efforts of a newspaper.
Below is the voting coupon and the list of polling places. Vote at the
one nearest your place of residence or business. One vote Is allowed
every resident of the District over twenty-one years of age.
LIST OF POLLING PLACES.
Vote at the polling placenearcst your res-
The polling places will be as follows:
WALTER J. BOYCE. First street and New
York avenue northwe-st.
H. C. EA8TEKDAY. corner G street and
New Jersey avenue northwest.
FRANK SMITH. Fourth and G streets
A. U. McCLOSKEY. 1312 Seventh street
R. W. DTJFFY. Ninth and N streets north
west. F. M. OUSWELU Seventh and T slreets
EDMONDS WlIXIAMS.Tblnl street and
I'e-nnsylvania avenue northwest.
W. G. KOB, Seventh and L streets north
west. MOUNT VERNON PHARMACY. Ninth
stre-et and New Yor leaven ne north west.
G. A. BENTLEY. ioflrteentnand Corcoran
OFFIITT A UL.UMEH. Fourteenth and D
J. LOUIS KRICK. Seventeenth street nnd
GEORGE B. LOCKIIAKT. 1344 Thirty-second
M. McMILTY. 1336 Fourteenth street
DAVIEL D. MULCAHY, North Capitol and
TIMES VOTING COUPON.
(Qii this ouQ
1st Do you furor the Iwcance or bends by the District to the amount of Four
Million Dollars ror lie linpiOTemcnt of sewers and streets within the city limits
Yes or No
Id. Do you favor the issnanre by the District of bonds to the amount of Seven
Ulilliou Five Hundred IhousaDd Dollars, ormoro, lor street and sewer extensloa
and Improvements vhlcn strait include properly lying outside or the city limits
' Ics or No.
i HE perfect
eled Leather Shoe. This
beautiful MEN'S shoe has
elite toe most "swell"
price for the shoe is
The Jenness Miller I
Snoo for ladles i i the I
only scientltlo hy I
Clonic ladles saoe I
New England they arc not, as a ruKvsavory,
Some associations will be tolerated, though
known to exist, when decently veiled; but
tbere is no excuse fur parading tliem in
"Sixth Practice rigid economy. The ex
perience of the average Congressman shows
that It is possible by Judicious Irugality to
save about $100,000 e-acb session out of
tbelr salary. Thus the true patriot, in
standing by his country, makes the country
eland by him.
"Seventh Cultivate assiduously all news
paper correspondents. All there is of pub
lic life Is what tbe papers say. And they
will say anything that is made worth their
Eighth Do not become a candidate for
the Presidency. The idea that the country
is anxious to elect you to that ofrice is chi
merical. Nor has the country an) thing to
do with It except to vote as It is told.
"Ninth In case ot doubt take the trick.
"Tenth Keep your nostrils open, your
month shut, your head cool and your feet
warm. Avoid Congressional whisky. Bob
Ingersoll, the game of poker and the courts
of the District of Columbia.
"Eleventh Beware of statesmen with
great moral Ideas. Ton will find Immoral
ideas more honest as well as more interest
"Twelfth Whatever happens do not re
linquish hope. As Cicero observes, nlldes
pcTanriuni do not despair. You have once
been a respectable member or the Addison
count y bar. Resolve to regain that position.
Live for the fottrre and live down tie
Mr. Cowen, as he finished reading, sat
back In his chair and laughed: "Them's my
sentiments." he said.
Close to Nature.
Montana raised and sold sorae-tbing more
than $7,000,000 worth of cattle this year.
The State has other resources than her
ranches and mines, too; for the value of her
agricultural products this year is estimated
There is good hunting In Kentucky this
fall. A party or hunters returned to Jessa
mine a rew da s ago with nrteen deer, eigh
teen wild turkeysand a lot of smaller game.
Another party liom Versailles killed eigh-tec-ndeer.abearandawagonload
Georgia' pear crop this year Is thelargest
on record in that State. It is estimated that
It will fill more than 300,000 barrels.
On account ot the phenomenal drought the
Missouri River about and above Pierre, S.
IU where normal! It is of a volume well
entitling It to tbe name of the "Big Muddy,"
Is now llttlemore than n creek. A weefcrpo
the water was two feet below the lowest
nark ever before recorded, and in some
places there was not more than two-feet of
water In the main channel.
land have been le-a-vd to a contractor named
Held. The output is pronounced to be ot ex
One morning last week a deer, chased by
seven fox hounds, ran through the city of
Augusta, below the State house, and es
caped across the Kermebec
The olive liarveat in Southern California
b-gan a wee t ago. The crop this year Is a
Fleming county, Ky., farmer marketed
about 23,000 worthof turkc-ysfor Thanks
giving. The honeycomb made by bees is always
In geometric figures, aud solves the problem
of the largest economy of space with tbe
smallest expenditure of material.
Codfish weighing twelve pounds have re
cently been caught off Margate.
' Clierchez le Femme.
"We always speak of woman's sphere
As though it had a limit.
But there's not n hundrcd-eloltar gown,
There' not a bargainstore In town.
There's not a style from a nj source.
There's not an action for divorce.
There's not a libel suit, of course,
Without a woman In it."
Vote on the Bond Bill,
nent on fourth page.
See annon nee-
J. E. "WOODFORD,
Firth and H streets
A. P. UEYKR. Thirteenth and
J. IV. JOHNSON, 40 H street northeast
W. F. MACKAY. 821 U stre-et northeast.
HOYLE & CO.. Fourth aud East Capitol
F. P. WELLER, Eighth and I streets south
east. THOMAS A. DOUYNS. Second street and
Pennsylvania avenue southeast.
JOSEPH LINbEN,40U Eighth street south
cast. W. W. HALL, Jr., 722 Four-and a-half
JOSEPH PKT1UNAT. COO Seventh street
W. D. HllACE. Thirtieth and M streets,
J. W. JENNINGS. 1142 Connecticut avenue
SIMMS' PHARMACY, Fourteenth street
and New York avenue northwest.
DeMOLL & IIELMSEN, Ninth and East
BriiNe.s' DULli STORE. Ninth street and
Marvin nd avenue northeast.
THE TIMES OFFICE. Tenth street and
W. H. TKIN8LOW. 27 Monroe street. Ana-
R.T. l'Y WELL! 1001 Eleventh street south
east. OUY M. NEELY A CO.. corner Eleventh and
C streets southeast-
shoe like anything; else jfcr-
' jectis dnhcult to nnd. Careful Duyers
who are used to the finest custom-made
shoe at $12 or $14 will be glad to hear
that perfection has been reached in this
HATHAWAY, SOUXE & HARRING
TON Corf-soled Patent Calf or Enam
939 Pa. Ave.
All shoes cleaned frr.
Private r ladlos.
NEW NAT10VAL rHKATKlt,
Every Evening and Saturday Masblie
Ihe Famous Comedian,
NAT, C. GOODWIN
In Hb'Brlluant Success,
Byllenrr Guy Carletoo.
NEXT WEEK iat sola now open.
And Company's Production of
By Sir Arthur Sullivan and F. C.
Prices. $1.50, 11.00. SOc. 25 o.
A CADE VI Y. Prices. 23, 53. TSz. and iLOa.
Wed. and Sat Mats. JJ ana its. It eserred.
The big Patriotic, Horn an tic and Spectacular
MAT. SAT. THE 2Sand50o
Presenting Congress of Navies of tho
tv Incidental to the Third Act '-Little Jack,"
tho smallest Hornpipe dancer lo the world
Next week "TOWN TOPICS" up to date Seats
A LLEVS GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Week of December 2.
In tne following repertoire : '
Tonicht. "Caml !" Friday night. "Mrs. Moid.
ton," Saturday ilatluee, "Caaiille:"atarday
Next week, with Matinees Wednesday and
Seats n)w on sale.
Mr. F- Hopkinson Smith
Mr. Thomas Nelson Page
In readings from their work?, published ana
UNPUBLISHED, t or the beneat ot
The University oF Virginia
Metzerott Music Hall.
MONDAY EtENING, December, ISM, at 11:1 J
Feats now on sale at Metzerott'a
LAFAYETTE SOUAoE SS&fe (pE?&)
JOHN W. ALCAUOU Maaacer.
Every Evening Sat. Matinee.
414th to 421st Performance.
Magnificent new production.
TV ords and M uslc or Willard Snensr.
ENTIRE NEW VORK CAVT.
Next week E. M. and JOSErU HOLLAND la
their Great Success,
"A Social Highwayman."
ONLY PIANO RECITAL
METZEROTT MUSIC HALL,
WASIirGTON. D. c.
Wednesday Eve., Dec. lis
AT 8 O'CLOCK.
Seats are now on sale at Metzorott's Ma
Stelnway Sons Pianos used excluslrely
IERNAVS LYCEUM TUEATER.
ALL THIS VVEEK.
Reiliy & Wood's ""KZ&sr
MADGE ELLIS nnd THE NATIONAL TKIO,
Nsrr Wns. irwix BROS.' Specialty Co.
METZEUOTT MUbIC HALL.
WASHINGTON STRING ORCHESTRA
EliN EST LKNT. Conductor.
Soloist MUs ilAKY HELEN HOWE and otners
Soloists of second conct-rt Mrs. LLNT, M.
LACIIAUilE and IIIVARDE, the
Iisserrod seats and subscription, SOc and II,
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Every day In the year for Tortress "U i
roc. Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all polatf
South and 2-outhweet by the powerful
new Iron palace steamora -Newport
News,"- Norlollt" and "Washiuirtoa."
leaving dolly ou the tenoning schedule
Lv.Afcx'd'U 7- 0 iu
Ar-Narrollt 7..10 iun
X.T.l'orlsilm'tiS oil nra
U.vJ'orfollc 0-10 pta
t.v.ta Monroe, 20 p-n
Ar.Al-x'iirla 6 on tixa
POBITION and VmnrtXrtPSlum
Monroe. Virginia Beach and Florida Willi
nnd this a Terr atrractiTo mute, ns ti
breaks tire oionotnny or an all-rail ridi.
Ttctets on salo at ofa, tiltf. 1421
Pennsylvania avenue. B. A V. Metres
office, corner iirtwntu street acd New
lorfc avenue, aud on board steamers.
'vrtiero tlnic-labltr. roup. etc-, can also
JNU CALLAHVN. GEN. If ANAGER.
1st f atir Diamonds.
ot a Dia
mond from my place is .given a guarantee
tbat If the stone doesn't prove t be perfect la
color, cutting, etc tfeey'r arfllberty to com
baclt ana get taeir money. SPIES, 510 9ta m
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