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THE MORNTNa TIMES, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 14, 1895.
(Mokniko, ErrxiKa, ass Scxdxt.J
OWSED AST) 1SSDED BY
Tie Washington Times Companr.
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livening and 5- Firrr Cents.
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AdvcrtUomentM Iclt nt any of llin
bmtlinuiciic will rocelve tbosiimo
prompt iittentltin us tliouutl brought
to tln iiiulii office.
WASHINGTON'. D. C. BECCMBEn :4. ISM
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fT a trout fuior ly promptly report
lug ny dlM-ourtt-i-y of collector or
H.-Rloct of duty on tlie i.rtot carriers.
Complaint iltlier by mall or In per
miii "I" uio prompt attention.
Tin- Morning Edition limild bo de
ll ered In U lmrtn of the city by OJM)
clock it. in., InclisiUiiK Siitnlay. The
Uicnlne Edition kIiiiiiIu 1o 1" the
luuiiln of Mib-orllcr not later tliun
S::iO i. til
rtcjeclnl iiiiiim-scrlptH ro usually
trtiiriicd nlien accompanied by
Ktamps, but any obligation to do mj
1 expn-ly disavowed.
MuniiocrliilH uniiccompnnli-d by
li.taBe will not bo returned.
-f WON-U12K IT CHOWS.
r.lenient-. Which Him' Contrlbutcil to
the Mii'1'Ci.s of Tbo Tiinc.
That The TIhic-3 Is above all other papers
the newspaper of the people of the UlMnct
of Columbia is rfralu demon-crated by the
remarkable Increase of circulation duriiiR
the pat V sliotfu In Hie attached state
ment. Adverllsers who have during the
past jear made contracts with The Tunes
on the bals of the clrculathiu which It
had at the time mode, nrDcoi.tinunlly rrap
inc the benerila or Hi. ttcady and astound
There arc excellent reasons for thl-5 in
crease in popularity which The Times has
enjoyed. It has continued to rpcak hon
estly, openly and fairly on "cry public
question, lis detractors and enemies are
only those whose selfish Inlcrcsts have been
nttacU-d for the public good.
The experiment, absolutely unique in
jo-irtirtlsn. of utiluishliig n sixteen" pace
paper in two parts for lits than the price
of any other one Washington newspaper has
been a wonderful success. The news of
the day is dtlitcred fresh from the presses
and reaches readers within one to twelte
hours of lis occurrence, aud is always just
twelve hojra ahead of its cr.mpcUtois. No
wonder The Times grows.
Tbc circulation of The Time-, for
the week ending December S, 18!)5,
was as follows:
Moiiibiv. Dec .- - ,lj,.o
Saturday, Dec. 7
Sunday, Dec. d
I boleniiiiy swenr tlmt tno above la
a correct statement of the dnlly cir
culation of Till! WASHINGTON
TU1E f or the week eiidluij December
8, 18U5, and that all the copies were
actually sold or mailed for a Milimblo
consideration nnd delivered .to bona
fido inircluiscrB or nubrlberH; hIno,
tliat none of tbcm noro returned or
remain In llio uCIIco undelivered.
J. illlTON VOrjNG. Cashier.
Suliscribed audsurii to before me
tilts Otli dav of Deeemlier, A. I). I8II3.
KUNEST G. TIIOMI'SON,
A PHOroSKO INVlSSTlfiATION.
The tmprivslon has Ions prevailed that
one of our Commissioners haB been using
his position to further his private affairs,
and tills niornliisTlie Tunes prefers Its first
charge acainst him as a menus of convert
ing that Impression into a fact. It would
lie alwjlulely iiiixsible for any prominent
business man to be honored wllh an official
position like that of Commissioner with
out, in some way, connecting the duties
of his office wllh his personal affairs.
lUt there i no necessity for him to en
deavor to dispose of unprofitable property
to the public, as did Commissioner Tnics
lifll, or to discriminate In favor of a
corMratloii thnt could be Induced to pur
chae it. as did the entire board of Com
missioners when a permit was granted the
Potomac Power and Light Company to
end overhead wires to connect the Trucs
tlell Kcklngton electric plant with Its
It 19 reported that Congress proposes to
inaugurate an investigation of some of our
District arrairs. ro-v-iblyThcre may be
nothing to correct, bat an inquiry into some
of the methods implojed In disbursing public
money .iud Idling bids and contracts would
do no harm. It might be well In ascertain
why the Division Is allowed to exist, when
frequent prosecutions are made of less
culpable" persons under the rJdmunJs law;
n ml it would also be advisab'e to find out
why t lively houses are iiernuttcd to sell
liquor without license al all times of day
an.l night, when reputable persons are
compelled to pay a license fee of $400
The offei.st of Commissioner Trucsdcll
In trying to promote his personal inter
ests thrntiKh Hie influence of his office is
insignificant compared to the harm done
the general public In other ways at District
headquarters. It is not the province
of an editorial to enter Into the details of
auth questions, but before Congress begins
Its Ini Obligation The Times will make
public some of the developments to lie ex
pected. UTOPIAN FANCIES.
The publication of tbc full text of Em
bassador Ilayard's speech In Edinburgh
for which Iteprcscntattve Barrett wants
him Impeached, shows that lie made a
plausible argument In favor of "Individual
Freedom." But the theory bendvanceacan
never be put in practice, and It is doubtful
if a millennium would glveus the privileges
he bo ably advocates. Take his argument
against the eight-hour law. He said:
"It Is Impossible for mo to comprehend
how it can be considered practicable or
right and Just to lliiillnud rix by a general
public law, rigorously and Indiscriminately,
the same measure of time during which
a man shall be allowed to work for all
descriptions of labor, regardless of the
special Interests of the different occupa
tions, and to compress all contracts for
lalior Into such a uniform cast-iron ar
rangement. Labor is the imlersal creator
or property, and If a man cannot be secure
In lilsown riclils to useand control his own
labor he can no longer be called u freeman."
It Isan economical and physical Impossi
bility for man to control his own labor.
We arc all servants, and depend upon each
others crforts to exist. Independence, as
argued by Air. Itai aril, would render society
a huliiib or clamoring liberty shunters, ami
there would be neither peace nor conlenl
mciil In anj-or our relations Willi each other.
Laws rixliur the hours of labor arc enacted
to protect wage-earners from tlie cupidity
of empiojers. They arc framed to grant
"Individual Freedom," and not to destroy
it. Wage-earners are dependent upon
employers, and unless tliclr hours of labor
are regulated by law employers would take
advantage of their position and demand,
as lias been done, unreasonableserice.
Sir. luiyard's argument against social
ism Is also a utnpian fancy of a theorct
tical lui'nd. The rapid growth of
trusts to control trade and commerce
are developing a socialistic sentiment thnt
must be recognized. When a gas trust
prohibits conijiftilion the public can dense
no way to rid Itself of the burden except
to own and operate its own gas plant,
aud this same argument applies to street
railways, railroads, telephone and tele
graph lincs,andnllotl.cr corporations which
deal directly with tlie public.
All talk of impeaching Embassador Bay
ard is political buncombe. Nor is It al all
likely that President CIci eland would con
sent to censure lilni, to say nothing of a
recall. Nothing short of death wllliacate
one of the President's appointments, a is
evidenced In ltecorder Tajlor's case, and
as Air. 1 Li yard is a favorite there is little
prospect or his being deposed. While it
cannot be truthfully be claimed that Em
bassador Bayard Is firing tlie British heart
with an overwhelming enthusiasm for
America's glory, the fact remains that as
a sort of transmittal station for forwarding
the utterances or President Cleveland he
fully answers the purpose. Perhaps this
is all any Embassador could do.
sins or Tin: paiients-in-i.aw.
"La Grande Nation," as the French
love to call thcnisHveS. is sometimes what
the late lamented Artemus Ward used to
say of his kangaroo "a amoosln'. little
cuss." For in no seriousmood can the agi
tation about the antcccdent-s of President
retire's father-in-law be regarded, cn
Frenchmen thcinseli cs. one would think,
would hardly take "an st-rleux" the con
tention that because a half hundred years
ago Mme. Faure's papa had been guilty
of some peccadillos for which he was
sentenced to a term of imprisonment
which, however, he never served, for the
reason that hq died before he conld 1
taken to prlsua therefore President Faure
ought to make way for another.
The fact, however, that this, matter Is
discusaeii In the French newspapers with
seeming seriousness, raises the question to
what exTent a man may liecome disquali
fied for the assumption of a public trust
through the shortcomings not only of his
own ancestors, b.itjliose of lus wife and
his wife's relations. How, if the great-
grandniother of the beloved spouse's fourth
cousin hnd eloped with the coachman?
Would tills be regarded as an in
surmountable obstacle in the way of
the husband's honorable ambition to
be elected a Justice of the ieace?
Or, would the Incarceration of her
great-nncle's brother-ln law for stealing
an umbrella forever block the lmsband's
march to public preferment?
NolKHly has een breathed a suspicion
against the integrity and perfect honor
of President Faure himself. So far as
tlie public Is aware he hasalways conduct cd
himself like an honorable gentleman and
no blemish stains his character. What
absurdity, therefore, to question his fitness
for Lis position lx-cause his father-in-law
at some time forsook the narrow path of
rectitude anil went astray.
Thl3 blessed country is chock full of
genius running to seed. It pops up In the
mo6t unexpected places and originates the
most astounding propositions. In fact, one
feels never quite safe from it, for it is liable
to present iteelf in all sorts of guises and
yet allorasuttdcndothcmost extraordinary
things. This by way of prelude.
The bad air In the Senate chamber lias
long been n matter of comment nnd com
plaint, on the port of both Senators and
public It is generated, of course, when
the Senate is at work doing nothing and
the people present to see that it docs that
right. The problem has long been con
sidered how to purify tlie atmosphere of
the "fogbank." and all suggestions have
been found impracticable.
Now, however, a gentleman, who re
joices In tho euphonious patronymic of
Woodbridge, apjicars upon tbe scene, and
to solve the vexatious problem is just as
easy to him as rolling off a log. He would
remove the time-honored bencliesiii the gal
leries and substitute opera chairs with
A small payment reserves
R. HARRIS &
hollow legs which could beuscd ns fresh air
ducts and there you nrc.
night here Is where the genius part of
the business comes In. Our Woodurldgc
wants to number these cl.nirs, and on oc
casions when some particularly Interest
ing performance would be going on aud the
people specially interested, give thc Sen
ators the opportunity to retervc tLc nuni
hercd chairs for their relatives and friends.
At present only about one-half or tl c gal
lery space is thus rcscivcd; with Wocd
bridge's chairs all or It ccuM be set apart,
and the great masses of the peoplecxcluded.
Great scheme this of Woodbridgc's re
served Senatorial scats, but too un-demo-cratic,
too un-Amerlean to find favor.
FOU A LOW KATE OF SPEED.
The proposition to increase the speed of
our street cars from nine to twelve
miles an hour should be rejected by
the Commissioners. Compared to other
cities, there aro rewer street railway
casualties in Washington than elsewhere,
and the reason ror this nappy exemption
from frequent accidents is because our
cars are run nt a lower rate or speed.
Most accidents arc the result or the reck
less manner in which passengers try to
Jump on or orf street cars, and the mhre
rapid a car Is run the greater Ihe-llabillty
to lire or limb. Then, again. Hie rato of
speed should never be so high thai a car
cannot be stopped within its length. This
cannot be done Mien it travels more than
seven or eight mllesan hour.
What street car patrons want Is pro
tection from danger. Necessity compels
them to ride In Ihe cars hile traveling
from one locality to another, and when
the risk Is excessive they do not feci like
riding. The Commissioners will do well
to diminish rattier than increase the pres
ent rate of speed.
Among other things, St. Louis Is building
a new brewery in anticipation of the con
It is now necessary for every New York
woman to have an escort to protect, her
from the police.
We learn from the New York Press that
fur-lmcd bloonfen will soon be in demand.
The Hon. "Boariug Bill" Chandler seems
to be at ieace.
Mr. Cleveland, President, regards life as
one grand, sweet hunting song.
GONE A DUCK1NG.
Daddy gone a decking;
Tliat's our Groer; '
Fished he did all summer, '
Horn to be a rover. '
Can'l settle lown yon see;
So the people wonder
Why he's off a ducking
"Pretty way, by thunder."
Can't this Congress fix a pond
Round the White House lot.
Full of ducks and fishes.
In some comcnlcnt skn?
Then we'll teen our Grover
Safe from winter tveather;
And all risk and danger.
Ducking here tocether.
onb ok tiif. rtrrrcs.
Todaj- our great Factory
Come early if you want
one of those splendid Suits
or Overcoats at our Facto-rj-
"We may never be able to
sell at such prices ag-ain.
Superlative Suits, $8
Magnificent 0 vercoats. $9
621 Pa. Ave.
Under Metropolitan Hotel.
Walter B. Williams & Co., Aucts.
Twenty-Fourth Annual Sale
By order of th
Taunton Silver Plate Co.
Elegant Silver-plated Ware,
great variety of styles; Rogers'
Celebrated Cutlery of every de
scription; French TIante!
Clocks, Banquet Lamps,
Bronzes, Opera Glasses, .and
- many useful -articles suitable
SALESItOOXf. COUNEK 10TII AND D
STS., FACINU PENNA. AVE.
AT 11 O'CLOCK A. M., 3 AND
7:30 O'CLOCK P. M.
Ladiee arepartlcularlvinvited. nnd chairs
will be provided for their comrort, Oul-or-town
purchasers can have their goods
Hacked free of charge. Every article
strictly guaranteed as represented, or
J. T. UACL. Manager.
Taunton Silver Plate Cortina nr.
WALTER B. WILL1A11S & CO.. AucJ-s.
R. Harris & Co.
7th and D Streets.
Open Every Evening.
We are doing an enormous business
this Christmas season, greater "than
ever before in the "history of - this
Diamonds, Sterling Silver,
Gold Ware, Rings & Ornaments
Cut Glass, BanqiictrLamfs,
Clocks & Watclies, Onyx Tables.
any article until Xmas.
CO,, m ana o sts.
They must think you're deaf
SI3.50.sl2.50 and SIO, you know they have actually
been in stock-and that the cut is from existing prices
not imaginary markings.
Everybody jumps at such a chance. While any
of the 1,600 suits we set aside for a sacrifice last,
they'll go at
Someeodywanted to know if there
s, lots or 'etn.
We didn't know but we had loaded up a little too
heavily with Overcoats. No danger now. Weren't
they pJied in here thick, tho'?--and aron't they thin
ning out fast?
Tfiat-tells tlie story of goodness and cheapness.
67.U0 here Is same as 910 somewhere else.
SJ5.C0 here Is same SSO or tlOO at the tonics; tailors.
ftflKS AND COMPANY,
Pen na. Are aud TtU at., ij.fcCoraer."
Single or Doable
PORTKAIT OF, Mr. TOXILLE.
$4 Boys' Cape Over
coats, Now $2.
Men's All-wool Pants, $1.35.
Toys and Gifts I
We are ready for the Holida' Rush. SANTA
ClaDS will be here daily from 8 a. m. until clos
ing time with his usual stupendous array of Toys
and Gifts for thelittle children and the bigger
ones, too. Come today with the children all of
Bests with double Ulack
boards,. .. .. - -- ..
Dolls' Tqy Chairs.
Wire WheelVe- I Ol Ol I CO
each.p a1.UI' I UU
Iron Axle Tainted Wacoas
Upholstered "Doll Cnr
Kid body a'hd llisctue head
Exact model of a Missis
Patrol "Wrfeou with c men.
TIIET THASXED Till. TIMES.
District Woman' Suffrage Society
Indicate ItN Gratitude. ,
Editor. Times: I nm requested to in
Torm you which I do wllh pleasure that
the District, Woman 6urTr.spe Association
at its regular meeting this evening passed
a vote of- thanks; to The Times for its
-generosity In giving the typesetting, wtlh
uuKast io-tbc association, on Mrs. II. "W.
or doubtful -and
you're wise to be both.
They shout at the top
of their lungs about re
ductions from regular
pricesand are seen
in the market the next
minute buying for their
honest (?) offerings.
Shades of Ananias!
But a plain statement
does the business here.
Whys and wherefores
are freely given. When
we say take the choice
of Suits that have been
ireroauy Plain Blacks among 'em.
Children's Suits, CI RH
$3.00. Now, OliQU
Union Clothier and Furnisher,
709 7th St. N. W., pear G.
Blackboards, 3 stjlcs.
8 styles Decorated IMnner
Sets, 112 pieces, latest ffT I )
dcslcns ?. II
Gold band French China
Tea Sets.es pieces
Plash seat and back Rock
Chlklrcn Chalrsor Rockers,
Etra larne size Toy Tea
Sets, tlncly decorated ..
All SScTron Toys reduced
AlMftcIron and Wood Toj s
Tree Ornaments, per dozen
Upholstered top Solid Oak
439 7th St. NW
K Gorrs paper on "Suffrage in the Dis
trict of Columbia."
YVIiero the SillpK Are.
The training ship Essex sailed Thursday
from St. Thomas. West Indies, for Tork
toivn. Va. The torpedo boat Cushlng ar
nvisl nt- JCcw York jcslerday from Newport-
10 2nd IS per cent
Wren's & Hisses'
CROCKER'S 939 Pa Ave.
Shoes Cleaned Without Charsc.
- Tuesday. Dec. 17, 8 o'clock p. m.
The Grandest of nil
THE CHORAL SOCIETY,
Prof II. C Sherman. Director, asslste by
Miss Charlotte 3!ucoiiJn, soprano; Jllss Kutli Thompson, contralto; Mr. E. C, Totos,
tenor; Ur. Carl Dufft, hasso: all or Jieir York,
THE WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
llescrrcd Scuts. 50 and 7Sc-andSl. at Ellis 4 Co-, 037 Pa. ave- X IV.
WLl 1 open
Saturday, from IO a. m.
to 1 1 p. m.
The splendid Art Loan Collodion is on exhi
ST. ASAPH, VA.
Commencing- on Xov. 6 the
first race will be called at 2 p. m.
sharp. Special trains will leave
Penn. Depot, 6th and B streets
northwest, at 1 and 1:30 p. in.
K. E. DOWNHAM.
HEX&T BCHULTZE. President.
928 Seventh Street.
As a special
bus -whits and colore! border.
la frln.-ea all found .tuidU full 3
928 Seventh Street.
l A Whitney
J Piano Will Last
If you're contemplating pur
cbftslns a piano i; -will be to yonr
advantage to consider the merits
of a WHIT.XLY before telectinc
In construction and flnrsn tbrjr
unsurpassed, irhl their tone and
touch pirates both professional
and r, ma. tear. IricedTnodera'ely:
'Si pcrct. discount on Guitars & Banjos.
mo F St. N.W.
is COKE, Cheap because U
costs less than coal economical
because It lasts longer. Ipnijes
qntcslj and cites off no smos
end contains nel.her dirt cor
clinkers. bplendld fuel frr
range, latrobe, furnace, grate or
40 ba. funcrrtslied. 52. PO.
40 bu (crubcJ), 3-70-DcliTered
to any part of the city.
Washington Gaslight Co.,
413 I Oth St.,
Or W'm. J. Zeh, 320 N St. 'I'hone, 476.
mate lorely Christmas gifts
I fiell thorn In any kind of
setting on small ireekiy or
monthly paymonu, as low as
any jeweler charges for cash.
GEORGE D. HORNING,
Room S. Central B;dor.
If rontrant something; ont of the
ordinary something nont and catchy
in the way cf I'l;I.TiD matter, consult
il We know we can ptca&e you.
f.cCILL & WALLACE. Printers.
1107 U street northwest. ..'-Plume 1C32.
ODD FELLOWS' H ALL CAFE DIN
1606 M St. N. W.
Fust-class catering for halls, parties aal pri
eaht, 15 and SSc.
Families supplied with salt water oysters by
the qnart or gallon.
Ice cream wholesale and retail.
JO US TlcaEi 1-roprlstor.
TAKOMA SPRING WATER,
Th&Most Delicious Table Water.
Per gallon la UemUouns 10c: iu bottles, 13c
Today Saturda- we offer the
parents of this city an opportunity to
save 10 and 15 per cent on their Shoe
1 his applies to all
our Children's and
Let's remind you
that during- this re
our $2.50 BOYS'
reduced to only
Open Until 10 Tonight.
Testa! Conceit hj
JEW NATIONAL THEATER.
matinee Today at 2.
And Compan' production of
Sir Arthur StillH an nntiT.unarnand'Bldf-jl
Savoy Theater, Londou, Comtc Opera.
Price. $1.50, SI. 00. 50c. and 25c.
'cxt Sunday Evening.
COL. R. C.
The Foundation oF Faith.
Soat. now on sale.
Prince of Masicinns, In htj
Production of Magic.
Artistic Specialty rerformeis.
Elaborate becnery and btage Settings. Seats
A LLLVS GUAM) OI'CItA HOUSE:
WEEK OF DECEMBER 9.
Last two pertormanccs of
MISS GLADYS WALLIS,
In Claj il. Greene's fonr-act plar.
Given with Special Scenery and Costumes
and a Large Chorus.
"An exceed inclr Artistic presentation. "
EXT t t ll.HAM F. IIOEV
WEEK.f In "THE GLOIIE TROTTI'.IL"
3EAIS XOW OM .SALE.
ACADEMY 25C, BOc, 75c, 51.00.
Mat today. 25c and SOc Iteserred.
wuuu c onci-AHUi)
Wood and Shenard.
: 3 Sisters Merrillees,
ConroT and IcFarland.
-William H. Mack,
and IS ethers.
ext Week JOSEPH CALLAIIAX In a mag
nificent production of "FAUbT."
LAFAYEHE SOUABE Koe. (pSo'ocp)
JOHN ABAUGII Manager.
ilAHNEE TODAY AT 2.
25c, 50c, 75c.
E. M. and JOSEPH
In this Season's Greatest Success
A SOCIAL HIGHWAYMAN,
week oisioivalxew your cast,
sale of seats now opex
f-i:r(.A.VS LYCKU.M '
EfOA.VS LYCKU.M TUCATEIt
ALL THIS WEEK.
Big Specialty Co.
Composed entirely of European and
American Novelties, introducing
10 ALL FEATURE SPECIALTY ACTS 10
Xoxt week 31 T. Williams' Own Company.
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Fvery ilar In Tho year for Fortrffj3 M )i
roe. -Norton, Portsmouth, and all pnlatt
South nnd southwest by the powerful
new iron palace steamers 'Newport
Sem, -orfolK" and ""Washinjtoa,
learing dally on the lollowlng schedule
Lt.Mo.mi-.uj ..mi pra LT.i'ortmiioHi B.fiO rv
LT.Alex'd'ia 7-.I0 .in U-T.Norfolk . 6.10 pm
Al-Ft.Monr'e6:30 am LV.Ft.Monroe 7.20 nai
AxJoMolt ":SO am lir.Alex"dria :0O am
AJf onmh Kii' arnplr IVa.h'stnnittSO niu
TIHITOHa TO THE ATllANTA EX-
tonrop. Vlnrinta Death nnd Florida will'
find this a ery attrnctlTe route, as It
freaks the motmtuny of an all-rail ride.
Ttctets on sale at Bfa, 617 i5
PenusyUania,nTe:iue. is. & O. tictej
rftlcc. corner Ir'tfteenth street and New
Sort eveuue. and ou board uearuers.
vbere time-table, map. etc.. van alsa
,J5,PALLiHV-V- SS. JIAKAGER.
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