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THE J1QB JN Df Gt TIMKS, MO N RA.Y, . DECEMBER 30, J 895.
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WASHINGTON, D. C DECEMBEK 30 1895
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IlEVIEW AND ItESOLVE.
Tfi'leiue Service Held nt Luther 1'lnco
.v. service ot "Review and Resolve" was
held last night at the Luther Place Me
morial Church, corner Fourteenth street
and Massachusetts avenue, which proved
very Interesting and instructive. Tbe pur
pose or this service, which is held on the
last Sunday each year. Is to glva tbe con
gregation an opportunity to learn what
lias been accomplished by the various or
ganizations in tbe church during tbe past
3 ear, and to make resolutions for the
con is year.
'j i unique custom has been followed
by i i church for a number of years, and
has i Dven to be very helpful In many
The reading of the reports ot the dlf
Jerent organizations, and oX the Sunday
Mhool, was followed by a short address
liy the pastor, Eev. J. Q. Butler, In which
be review i-d the Work of the church fof
the past year, and made many helpful,
suggestions concerning" the wcrk to be
done during the coming jear, closing with
an earnest appeal to his people to work
"not as un i man, but unto God."
Etrurla Delayed by Fojr.
Queciiftown, Dec. 30. Fogs at Liver
pool jettcrday aDd here today delayed at
both places the sailing of the Cunard
li tl earner Etrurla. She was expected
to ail hence for New Xork late yesterday.
In I she did not proceed until 1 o'clock
All on Board Were Lost.
Cork, Dec. 29. It is reported here that a
large unknown vessel was wrecked tortay
at Tochead nd that all on board of her
were lost. A number of boxes and otl er
irreckage nave been -washed ashore
We Need Better
The Times presents this morning a full
report of Uie condition of our fire depart
ment. It shows e-onciusivcly that Wash
ington ig -njihout adequate fire nroleetiou,
and 13 a tomlnclnR appeal for a more
efficient fire service. No fault can he found
with the department as it now stands, ex
cept Uiat it cannot, like the roaslc squash
lne, of its own volition, grow large'
enough to cover the territory it is expected
to serve. Therefore ConRress should give
the question of increasing-our fire depart
ment a careful consideration and make the
necessary appropriation to carry out the
ixconniieiKlatlonv of Chief I'arrls.
There are several reasons why thlsshould
he done, chief of which is the lerriu'c
consequence, of a cllxastrOiii fire. Trop
erty tbatrepresentsjiroperlty, architectural
lie'aut .ind the work of a lifetime can in a
few moments be laid In ruins when there
Is Insufficient fire protection. Nor does
the loss alope fall on the owners, because,
citizens arc usually thrown out of em
ployment or arc rendered homeless anil
frequently circumstances prevent the im
mediate rebuilding of the burned structure.
Another source of loss to the public
through a, defective fire service Is the
The Cubans Are
The Spanish commanders in Cuba, who
have heretofore shot prisoners, butchered
citizens, and destroved property without
fear of re proof, arc not finding the situa
tion so lovely and serene since the Cubans
have begun a war of reprisal. Instead
of burdening the ocean cable with bombas
tic announcement of glorious victories,
they are now sending out tearful laments
of the brigandlike warfare Gens. Gomez
and Ma ceo are waging in burning the
sugar cane fields to prevent Siuta from
collecting a revenue from this year's
crops. The Cul.an worm has turned on
its oppressor, and hi a struggle for liberty
is stinging to death the hand that has so
long been plundering its, treasures.
War eaunnt be sucetvsfully wagi-d with
stuffed clubs and gentle words. Blood
must be shed and misery created. The
sword and the firebrand are legitimate
weapons, and the Cubans are Justified In
burning properly to hasten the end of the
conflict. For years Spain has used Cuba
as a raiding ground to recuperate her
illniuiUhing treasury. The maintenance
of her army and her ability to fupprcss
the Insurrection depend largely uiwn the
collection of a revenue, and it was a
master stroke of warlike strategy on the
part of the Cubans to destro the source
of Spain's chief income.
The plaint of the Spaniards aud the
devastation that follows the wake of the
Probably not a
There is j-erhaps no warlike significance
in the vlolt of Gen. Miles and SenatorShcr
nan to the navy yard, but as neither of
these distinguished gentlemen Is given to
duck shooting it Is not likely they went
there to make arrangementsfor a Hghthojse
tug to take them on a ducking trip. Their
Investigation of navy yard affairs, how
ever, could not have given ihetn a a cry
exalted opinion of our local facilities for
manufacturing warlike armament. The
last Congress was so' penurious in its ap
propriations for that Important place that
the force of skilled mechanics has been cut
down and much of the Important work
Notwithstanding the diminution of the
war cloud that recently overhung the coun
try and the assurances of peace by certain
smooth-voiced statesmen, there is yet
danger that we may come In conflict with
Hid down in the Monroe doctrine. In that
event It, vvojld take some time tocutthegrass
in thestreets of the n ivy jard and clear the
Good Way to Americanize Foreigners.
A new monthly publication, entitled the
Hungarian Americau, has Just made its
appearance. As its name Indicates, It Is
Isucd in the. interest of the Hungarian
Immigrants who come to this country to
earn a livelihood, but it makes a new and
decidedly commendable departure in that
It is printed notiu the Hungarian language
evclusively, as are the majority ot non
English papers and magazines, hut contains
also a certain amount of matter in English.
Its purpose is to encourage the study ot
English among the people who have come
to make their homes in the United Stales.
This Is the more praiseworthy as the Hun
garians assimilate less readily the habits
and language of our people than any other
class of Immigrants.
One of the principal reasons why so many
foreign born citizens of the United Mates
fail to grasp the spirit of our political In
stitutions and appreciate the dignity and
the obligations of American citizenship
Keep Faith With
The admluistraUou of tbe affairs of the
Indians Is a standing disgrace to the name
and fame ot this government. There is.
uothlng especlall new in this declaration;
In fact, it is rather trite, but It Is repeated
because it happens that fresh proof of its
truth has come to hand. News comes from
the West that Cblct Ignaclo and his band
of Utes are starving on their reservation,
because the promUes made them by act of
Congress less than a year ago have not
been kept. But for the kindness of neigh
boring settlers and business men the red
skins would perish from want and hunger.
Nearly all Indian troubles have had their
origin In the rapacity of Indian agents and
In the failure of tho government to keep
its promises. In fact, what is termed by
courtesy Uie government's Indian policy,
Those of our tocial clement who Intend
to kill time at New rear's clubs -will
probably also bury their cares In drink.
People -who try to mend their ways by
turning over a new leaf on New Tear's
would also -wipo out an old score by clos
ing their accounts with their creditors.
It would be Interesting to know how the
recent war talk effected Corbett's chances
for the Jawbone sauanlonsoip.
Inevitable increase of insurance rates. Tire
Insurance companies are not In the business
for fun, nor arc they reckless enough to
take risks without compensating returns.
If the fire protection is poor they charge
higher rates of insurance, aud property
owner3 are made to pay dearly for the
neglect of authorities to supply efficient
It is perhaps unfortunate that Washing
ton must rely on Congress for its municipal
legislation. There are so many specula
te e schemes mid ring jobberies presented
to thai body that generally Congressmen
become Impressed with the Idea that they
are being bored bejoud surfcrancc by
lobbvlug demands for local laws.
In the pressure brought to bear to urge
the enactment of these schemes the real
needs of the public are ov erlookcd. Wash
ington today should have belter school
facilities, better flro protection, a better
water supply, bctler sewerage, better
street aud park lights, better police sur
veillance and other public improvements,
and they should not he forgotten by Con
gress In the demands of private specu
lators. Marching to Victory.
Cubans are sure precursors of Cuban suc
cess, and with or without the moral support
of the rest of the world the Cubans are
destined to become an independent people.
An observer graphically describes the work
of the insurgents when he sajs "The en
tire province seems to be on fire since
the passage of the Cuban army. Oreat
clouds or smoke roll up from the burning'
cane fields; giant tongues of flame can be
seen leaping skyward, and a dull roar
comes from our left." But destruction Is
Uie legitimate result of war, and of a con
flict Ihtt will eventually drive the Spanish
army from Cuba.
It is reported that President Cleveland
hesitated between recommending Cuban
recognition and the position he took on
the Venezuelan question when drafting his
famous message to Congress. To his astute
mind the one involved a complication with
Spain and the oilier a diplomatic con
troversy wllb England. Both -would have
strained the capacity of the State Depart
ment to carry on the necessary corre
spondence, and in contemplating 1, he mental
plcturuor this burden of business the Cubans
were turned to the wall. But that Is no
reason why Congress shall not recognize
Cuba. Her patriots arc mnklng a glorious
struggle, and in the name of freedom and
human rights their cause should be given
official recognition by our national scgls
la live body.
machinery of its rust should our present pol
icy of refusing appropriations to continue
work there prevail. It is not an easy matter
to re-etnp!oy a force of cofltpetcnt mechanics
utter they have once been dispersed, nor
can work that has been dropped for want
of funds be taken up and completed with
out mistakes and expensive delay.
Tlfc recent war fever that permeate el the
country demonstrates beyond dispute that
we are n warlike nation, and that public
sentiment demands the protection of this
hcmlspheref roin f urtherEuropean e ncroach
ment. In the face of tlnc facts it would
be folly for l.s to rely on arbitration to
settle all the International controversies
that are sure to arise over this question.
Even were we to do so, it would be
easier to ask for a peaceful mediation with
a well-equipped army and navy to
back our demands, than to real our re
quest with a signet that diplas the
figure of Lilierty aimed with a sprinkling
can and broomstick. '
lies in the fact that Ihey fall to take an
interest In contemporaneous American lit
erature. They prefer to read the news in
German, or French, or Italian, as the case
may be, and there is a cons derable num
ber that content themselves with rcadiup
onlythepaperprintedin theirnativc tongue.
The departure made by the Hungirian
American, therefore, is in the right di
rection. I r proceeds upon the assumption
that the fuller a man's understanding and
comprehension of the latrguage ot the
country, the better citizen he is hkelj to
make. Incidentally, it will also benefit
the foreignT in that; by being able to
speak the language, be will the sooner be
likely to obtain remunerative eniplosmcnt
From whatever standpoint tho matter is
viewed, the example set by the publishers
of the Hungarian American might be profit
ably followed by the publishers of other
papers and periodicals printed In foreign
can be summed up in the statement that
we first swindle Uie Indians and then
shoot them down. There have been, of
course, instances or honest dealing, but
they are the- exception rather than the rule.
It will not be many years before the
American Indian wUl be extinct. One after
another his lands have been taken from
him, either by forco or by fraud, and ar
tificial added to natural causes have
decimated his tribes. It is rather re
markable that he still has faith In prom
ises made bj the Great Father In Washing
ton, for he has been Ileil to, cheated, and
swindled at every turn. The government
at least should keep faith with" the red
man and see that the obligations assumed
by the Congress of the nation are fuirilled
to Uie letter.
Since Chicago offers three drinks of
whisky for ten cents there is talk of a
reorganization of tho whisky trust.
"Senator Hill's experience on tho lecture
platform will not necessitate his insUtlng
on a plank la tho naUonal platforms posi
tively prohibiting the income tax.
Unlike her pretty sister an ugly woman
seldom stops to talk on the street.
SENATOR WOLCOTT, of Colorado, has
l.eeu greatly missed during the pr-stut
session of Congress by his associates
on the floor, and 'especially by those who
oe-cup the galleries on occasions out of
the ordinary.) j
Mr. Woleotti Ijas many friends lu the
Senate and a Cttai number of admirers on
the outside. ftexUto John J. Ingalls, it
la probable thiVJ2 be were to announce
that he would make a speech on any Im
portant topic he would be able to draw
a larger crowd to the Senate galleries than
any man lu the upier branch. lie stands
head and shoulders, asnn orator, over auy
orhh associates lu the Semite or House.
It is true that people like to hear Mr.
II ill tall:, though he failed as a lecturer,
and theyalso give due attention to .any
thing that Air. Gorman may have to say.
if he is discussing an ''important Issue.
Senator Wolc-ott, however, has no rival in
the Senate at the present time, and since
the retirement of Bourke Cockran from
Congress, Is looked upon as the orator
par excellence in the National Legislature.
' "It Wtnie that Mr. Reed, when he lethe
small Republican minority durlnjr.thejfst
two sessions, could interest the spectators
in the galleries, but he was never able to
make the .Impression that Wolcott or Cock
ran could whenever they prepared hem
selv es to dellv er speeches which both real
ized would attract attention cv erwhere.
IN figuring up the large majority in tho
Seijate. favorable to freesIlvcr.Senator
Warren is classified" as belo'ngiug to
that faction of the Republicans. As a con
sequence it Is of interest to note that ex
Senator Carey, formerly Mr. Warren's col
league from Wyoming, expresses the em
phatic belief that the State of Wyoming Is
not now lu favor of freS coinage. He de
clares that a monetary revolution is in
progress and the State Is being converted
to a sound money basis.
Mr. Carey also expresses the tllef that
Senator Warren, who was heralded as a
Tree-coinage man, will never vote that way
In the Senate, but will vote for sound
money. Mr .Carey Is satisfied that when
the Statc convention of next year elects
delegates to the national convention thoy
will be against free sliver. He will Ik." a
candidate," for re-eiectlon to the committee.
He declares that only the Influence of
Denver politicians and the antagonism
to the Cleveland administration has been
able to drive some of the politicians the
MEMBER of the nouse calls attention
to the fact that Mr. Clevelaid prob
ably attends personilly to more or
his correspondence than has been the case
with any Tresldent In the laft hnir cen
tury. Nearly every letter or Imiiortaoce
he receives Is answered by himseir, ard
It Is only ordinary communications which
he dictates to his stenographer.
Ills chirographs' Is In marked contrast
to the hand which pens It. Like many other
large men he writes an exceedingly unall
hand. The letters are well formed, how
ever, and the pa ragraphlngand punctuation
could not be Improved upon by the most
President Cleveland naturally has a great
many requests from autograph hunters.
He might easily delegate one or Ills clerks
to look after this matter ror bltn and to
sign his name la every album received at
the White Jloc.se, builie prefers to do
this business, bimsoir, 'and.no matter how
big a pile of autograph albumslslald upon
bis desk each morning-he earerully writes
bis own signature in each or them.
ORE than onei member of the Senate
Is bald-headed. So It is not giving
away a state-secret to say that an
"eminently bald-bended Senator" is on one
oiuig lady's lilt oC good fellows.
It was Friday afternoon, and the Senate
gallcr) wag crowded with vUitors. In
Uie rront row leaning over the railing was
a charming youni lady. She had taken
oft one of her ne,w glov esf or some purpose!
was it on purposY- and was holding it
in her hand.,
Just then the, "eminently bald-headed
Senator" passed along going to the cloak
room, and Just at that moment the glove
dropped. The joungjady's aim was sure
and the glove rellon the bald spot.
Tor an Instant the Senator did not know
what had happen eil, but Uie glov e slid from
the shiny pate to the floor. Then he looked
up aud his eyes met those or a crimsoned
raced young lady. ThcSenatorclappcdhls
hands Tor a page, then changed his mind
and deftly tosset" the glove up to its owner.
She would have clapped her hands had it
not been that she was afraid.
EN'ATOR ELKIN'S of West Virginia Is
(J a power among West Virginians. It
is nothing unusual to see three or the
rottr representatives rrom that State gather
around his chair In the Senale getting sug
gestions or asking advice. This Is pretty
well known by this, time. Just before the
bond hill vote was taken SAturday a mera
lier or the Wajs and Means Committee was
hurrying through the corridor when he ran
against a frind.
"Seen anv thing" ot Steve Elklns here to
day?" he queried.
Being-answered in the negative and asked
why ho wanted hlra in such a hurry, he
'T want Elklns to come over to the House
and slug somo of his fellows. They arc
going fo bolt the bill. They are kicking
IN the House pension matters will not
suffer during this session of Congress.
Chairman Cannon of the Appropriations
Committee has looked out for' that. He'
has just appointed his subcommittee on
Every.member'ls a veteran and must
have a kindred feeling when a special
pension bill comes up. The subcommittee
iscomposed of W. A. Stoneof Pennsjlvanla,
Blue of Kansas, Northway of Ohio, Robert
son of Louisiana, and Layton ot Ohio. The
sulicommltiee will sit during- the mccks and
will be ready to report at an early day.
AMERICA. STILL AHEAD.
IMllKuuryLiadlnjr In tho International
St. Petersburg, Dec. 29. Play in the ln
tcrnaUonsl chess tournament was resumed
yesterday, when Stcinllz (black) bcatTsclii
gorln in an Evan's Oambitafterslxty moves.
Today tbe results were as follows:
Stelmtz (white) and Pillsbury drew a
Petroff defeasenfter thirty-rive moves, and
Laskcr (black) beatTschlgorbxin a Guioco
Piano, after forty-five moves.
The record up to date: Laskcr, won
4 1-2;. lost 2 lr2; Pillsbury, won 8; lost
2; StclDltz, won 3; lost 4; Tschlgorlo,
won 1 1-2; lost 5 1-2.
JuckKon's Capitol Tin Miff.
Memphis, Ten'n.,I)eo.29.Adtsp.i toil from
Jackson, Miss., says: Recent in.vslliatlon
ot the condition of the Stata capltol lias
demonstrated Uie fact that it l la ',n nn
safo condition .Experts who have ex
amined the building ay it is likely tc
coilapsc'at any moment .
Snnii' FuctH Which HnveN'ot Appeared
in tilt Diplomat IcCorrrrtpondeuce.
NVw Yorfc Sun.
The area of Venezuela Is G32.000 square
miles, larger than that of any country in
Europe except Russia and larger than that
of any Stale in the United States. The area
of Texas Is 260,000 bquare miles.
Tlio population or Venezuela by the last
census was 2,cs0,000. This is more than
Denmark's and less than Switzerland's.
It lsabo .it Ibesameastbatof Massachusetts.
The last official estimate of the population
or Massachusetts, madeon January 1, 1S94,
was 2,472,000. By the Federal census,or
rive years ago, the population ot Massachu
setts was 2,238,000.
Caracas, the capital and chief city of
Venezuela, has a population ot 70,000, or
less than that of Fall River. It Is built on
an elevation of 3,000 feet above the sea
level. It was founded in 1C67. Caracas is
an Indian nairie; the name of the Indians of
theneighborhood which the Spanish pioneers
affiled to the original tlt'e of the new town,
Santiago- do Leon. In 1812, the year of the
Litest American war with Great Britain,
an earthquake in Caracas burled 12,000
persons, in the ruins of a part of the city.
The dateot this earthquake was March 20.
There are 200,000,000 acres or forest
lands in the repjb'Jc or Venezuela. Rose
wood, sat In wood, mahogany and white and
black ebony tire round.
the port of Caracas, is 2,200 miles. In ad
dition to coffee, gold und fine woods Vene
zuela exports hfilcs, cocoa and caltlc. The
distance from La Guayra to London is
nearly tf.OOO miles.
The salary of the American minuter to
Venezuela" Is $7,000. The rank of Vene
zuela's representative at Washington is
that or enviTy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary. Although Venezuela has
been ror many je.irs a republic, ltsofflcitl
represenlalives arc profound believers in
a conventional observance ot official eti
quette. considerable number or diplo
matic disputes have taken place between
the Venezuela slate department and the
representatlves'orvarlous foreign govern
ments over details of routine and usage.
On the north shore of Venezuela, or
rather to the north f that republic, are
several islands of greater fame than large
area, particularly the island of Curacoa,
a Dutch possession; the Island or Trini
dad, a Ilrltlsh possession; the Island or
Tortupa, and Ihe British We or 81. George.
Some or the most picturesque and lo
quacious parrots and lively cockatoos come
The length or Venezueli from east
west is liOO miles, and from north
south 776 miles.
There are fourteen virlctle-sof monkeys
in VeTiezueLa and no cuckoos. The name
Venezuela means Little Venice.
The coffee crop ot Venezueli amounts to
$10,000,000 a year in value. The aver
age crop Is 00,000 tuns ot cofrec. Two
thirds of this pnxluct Is exported, mostly
to Engliud. Maracalbo Is one or the
centers of trade; Maracalbo coffee is known
Venezuela first made declaration of its
independence in 1810. The present re
public was formed in 1S30, In the same
year that Belgium became an Independent
monarchy. The rival political parties in
Venezuela are the Unionists and the Fed
eralists. The former ravor a centralized
government; Ihe latter are for home rule.
Both are opposed to foreign invasion, en
croachment, or confiscation.
The anny of Venezuela, onapeacerooting,
consists of 1,000 horsemen, 4,000 infantry
soldiers awl 1,000 artillerjmen, exclusive
or the local militia and Irregular trcops.
By the law of Venezuela all citizens be
tween the agesof eighteen and twenty-rive,
both Inclusive., arc liable to service in the
The average gold product or Venezuela
In a year Is $1,000,000. The standard or
value in the republic or Venezuela is the
bolivar, so called after Simon Bolivar,
and the value or it is the same as a
French franc 19.3 cents. Venezuela does
not produce silver. Much or the foreign
debt is held in England. The etimrts of
Venezuela exceed tbe imports by $.1,000,000
a 3 ear.
There arc more than 200 lakes within the
boundaries of Venezuela, one of the largest
being 1,600 feet above the level of the
sea. The Orinoco River, the largest in
Venezuela, is 1,100 miles long. It Is
five times as long as tbe Hudson River,
but less than one-tblrd the length of the
Amazon, and less than one-half the length
of tbe Mississippi. The roads of Venezuela
are Inferior. Communication is difficult.
The government, however, has expended
large sums of money ror the Improvement
of the approaches to some of the larger
towns. There are twenty States in Ven
ezuela, the official division being based on
tbe Constitution of the United States.
There Is also a federal district, rotTc
ponding to the District of Columbia, and
there aro several outlying territories.
The mineral products or Venezuela, la
addition to gold, which English specu'-ators
are seeking by summary annexation of
Venezuelan territory to the British pos
sessions, arc iron, zinc, quicksilver, lend,
tin and antimony. There are also exten
sive products ot salt, alum, lime, sulphur
The summer season in Venezuela lasts
rrom November to April. The winter
season lasts Troni rrom April to November.
The climate or the temperate part of the
country is the finest In South America, the
most equable and the most salubrious out
side or reru. The women of Venezuela
are of Uie Spanish type, and nre celebrated
for their beauty. The language of the
country is Spanish, no language Is sweeter.
About 10,000,000 persons altogether speak
Spanish as their native language, a ma
jority or tlicm living in South and Central
A prominent memberof ihorirmof Roths
chl'd, upon entering one or his clubs, was
spoken to by afellowmemberwhosenamehe
had for the moment forgotten. After a
time the two proceeded to the billiard room
to have a game together, and in order to
give some inlerest to It they agrccel to play
fora shilling. Forover half an hour the two
played earerully, the advantage never being
considerably in ravor of either. However,
ir 1,000 had depended upon the result
neither or them could have been more
absorbed In the game thnn they were. Alter
it was over and the other player had left
lharoom the member of the rirm of Roths
child inquired the name or his antagonist.
He had been playing with Mr. William JC
Vanderbilt. The two men together were
probably worth some $230,000,000 or
money, yet they had been struggling eagerly
ror the possession of one shllllngl As no
one would ever dream or imputing mean
ness to any member or tbe firm of Roths
child, all of whom are celebrated for their
generosity, the Incident admlnhly Illus
trates tbe strange power which tlio iiutuict
of gambling exercises.
Open from b a. in. till 8 p. m.
WHITELAW REID'S OPINION
Monroe Doctrine Meau3 'Keep
Off the Grass.' "
ItlillculHH the Idea ot an Allliince Ile-
tvvcen the United States, France
and lttiMHltt Amtliift England.
Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 29. Whitela w Reld,
ex-minister to France, reruseu" to talk
about the Venezuelan controversy when
the telegraphic abstracts or the corrc"
spondence was- first received. He said
he was unwilling to form an opinion, even
much less express It, until he had an op
portunity to see the mil text or the cor
respondence. Today the ex-minister was
more willing to be communicative. He
was asked whether there was any pos
sibility that the United States could make
an alliance with France and Russia against
England, as suggested In Eastern papers.
"At present," he replied "not1 slight
est. They are both agatnst us ,. .ua;-
they love England, but that they despise
the Monroe doctrine. If we should get
into a war with England und a general
European war over Tnrkej or Egypt or
China should break out about the sume
time, then France and I.ussia would be
with us. But even then, they would not
be In ravor or the Monroe doctrine, unless
on the principle that any club is good
enogh to hit yonr enemy with.
"What rubbish Jill this talk Is about
the Monro, doctrine being international
law. Who ever thought if was? It is a
tremendously good American doctrine
which we have backed up with tolerably
fair success for three-quarters or a cen
turyalmost as good an Amercian doctrine
as the Republican form ot government
and it is about as repugnant to every
"There has not been a moment since
it was flrt advanced, when the nations
of continental Europe, without exception,
have not been solidly opposed to it. Why
should not they? The two American
continents constitute an extraordinary
"The Monroe doctrine is simply a notice
lo all monirchs to keep off tt-e gras and
the United States is the big policeman
with a club standing by to enforce the
notice. European nations, up to this
time, have obeyed It pretty well, but what
nonsense to i.uppoc that they like It and
would accept It as any way authoritative,
unless compelled to.
"They are all land hungry all crazy
to be dividing up weak countries like
Turkey and China, or to be colonizing bar
barous ones like Africa."
.V.VGEL IN" DKOT7RE.
Warm "Welcome for it Biirjjlar IVI10
Expected Rnrnh Treatment.
The proprietor or a'lnrge store on High
street went to his place or business at nn
unusually early hour this morning: In ract.
the sun had not yet risen when he turned
Uie key In the door. On entering he was
surprised to find a man trying to open the
door or bis safe.
lie stood and watched him ror some time,
apparently deeply Interested In the proceed
ings, when finally the burglar swung open
tbe door or the "nfe with a delighted
chuckle; but, happening to turn, he saw
that be was discovered and became very
much alarmed. He Jumped up and was
about to make his escape through a back
window, when tbemcrchant called to him:
"Don't be In a hurry, my Irlcndr come
back and sit down a while and smoke a
cigar, while I straighten thine up a hit,
and then come home to breakfast with me.
l'ou have done me a great favor."
"Why, how's that?" asked the burglar In
"Well, yon see I had the combination of
the safe on a bit of paper, ami lastnightL
accidentally locked it in the safe and Tor
got how to won: It; I spent most ot tho
night tring to get the thing open, and
came In early this morning to have an
other try at it."
928 7th St.
W buy Bleached Wam
suttft Sheeting clrect from
th mills bur it In such
larga quantities sml bi half
pieces. In lhi wtywo bay
It so low that we can sell It for
less th-m anybody elso la
town. V biro lust laid in
au enormous stock of It:
Yd.wld, 814c, otnorSKOtlSSie.
40 inch, 'JMc; othors get lie.
5l,llc; others pet 17c.
8-1, sicj others gsrsix
1W, Itc; others get 43c.
928 7th St.
Our $12.50 Suit and Over
coat sale ought to interest you.
SAKS AND COMPANY,
lo. ova nnd "th St ' Salt' Corner."
ST. ASAPH. VA.
Commencing- on. Nov. 6 the
first race will be called at 2 p. m.
sharp. Special trains will leave
Penu. Depot, 6th and B streets
uorthwest, at 1 and 1:30 p. m.
B. . OOWNHAM.
HENRY. HCHULTZET President.
AINTY SLIPPERS give a fin
ishing; touch to your toilet Of
course they should match the
dress. Whatever color your
dress is we can match it for j-ou
in footwear. EVEN RECEP
TION SLIPPERS have not es
caped the general collapse of
prices caused by our "OVER
939 PENN. AVE.
Ml shoes Bhlned freet
LAFAYETTE SQUA1E 38S& &)
JOIIN W. ALBAUOH Maoizei.
,. . . ,M:W VFAICSItLlK.
Jiata Heaaesdar (New Year's) ana baturday
Anil Ills? air lork
OAKRICK Tlil-AIEK 5.TUCK COMPANY.
Monday btory of Itodlon the Mudent
Tuesday......... Tn Emperor Napoleon
Wednesday Mntlneo ncan llrummcll
Wednesday LttDiag..... .., Beau llrummcll
Thursday a Parisian Romanes
Jrlday........ prince fcarl
S-iturday Matinee t-carlct Letter
Saturday Erenlng... Dr. Jct-yll and Mr. UicU
BEGIXM5G JIOXDAY, JAMTAIiY o,
In Mirths. Morten's baccessful Comedy,
HIS WIFE'S FATHER.
fctronely Oast and Artistically Staged.
So its on Salo 1 hursday.
ICE PALACE, Con.t,on
Cor 5th and Lata nw, commendng MOXDA7
EVEMNO. January 6. at 8 o'llocx,
SUKFACC IX THE WOULD.
Perfect temperature for both skaters ant
spectator In a I kinisof weather.
noon from 2 until
renins from 7: JO
r. cry afternoon from 2 until 5.
LTirj evening from 7: JO until 10:3'
I-aJicv exclusively from I until 2.
Instructional all times free.
Concert every afternoon and etenmt
b) the Ico Palaee Orchestra.
Special session every Situ day morning from
9 until 12 o'clock:
A LLE.VS GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
WEEK OP DECEMBER 30
Matinees Wedne day (NEW YEAR'S DAY) and
The Eminent Versatile
loung American Coinedlan,
MR. TIM MURPHY,
IX HOYT3 BEST COMEDY,
"A Texas Steer."
Th LftUchinK Sueof tho Amsrlcan Stags.
Mc ilurphr wH ba supported by substan
tially the original excellent company of twenty
pepl who bare appeared I.t tiielr respectlrt
parts more "Ji an 1,&4) tlmea.
Xext Week H0BEUT -MANTELL In Kepsrtolre
ETV' NATIONAL THEATER.
XEW YEARS WEES.
COMIC OPI.R V COMPANV
'Fleur de Lis"
Dlroct from Its trlamphs In Xew Tork, Fhlla
MATIXEhS XEW EAR'S DAY aud SVTURDAT
Xext Week Geurco Kdwardes' Opera Co.
from the Lyric theater, London.ln "ills Excel
ACADEMY Prces 25. 30. 75cand SJ.00"
Wed. and Sat. Mats 23 and 50c.Iteserre.
JEFI ERSOVS THRILLING CO.MEDY
drama of RtiL urr.
Xext Week SAN'DOW and the TROCADER0
METZEROTT SICSIC HALL,
SATURDAY EVKXIN'G, JAXUAEY 1th
Tiie Russian Honeymoon,
Adapted from th French by
MRS. BURTON" HAKRIsOX.
AH Characters taken by
Polesta, tho rouutes9..fln.1delLurnnnani
Alexia, the Count.... ........ MUs Lucy Madeira
Iran, ibe !boenia!ktr..Mi3s HenrJettt 2cractos
Karoness VaMtmlr. Miss Jesslo Bello Han
KoulIifttT, Iutndent1 .. -,!-. Tnt.
ol the Kstetc, MUs IXarrlct Wcnanlsor
Seats noir on sale at Xetzerotl'd.
KERINAVS LYCEUM TIIK4TCR.
ALL THIS WEEK.
Eitra Mathiee edneMlay (EWYEJLITS.
WEBER & FIELDS
Lottie Gllson. Illtly Emerson,
WEBER & riFLI)!,
The N'apoloons of Dialect Coiuedr.-
Xext Weok French Folly Bdrlesqne Ca
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Evory day In the year for Fortran M t
roe, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all nolati
South and southwest by ths powerful
new Iron palaca steamers ' Newport
News," -Norfolk aid ' Washington,'
eavlns dally on the tclloirlus aehodule
Ir.lwii un tic nrc ILv 1'urts.ii'tin.nil nn
I.TJ.lx'ei'l 7M0 nn iL.v.N"orfolk 6 10 pot
ir.Ftllonr'ee SO am
r.Narrolt 7..40 am
lv.I t Monroe 7:20 pq
VAlexeirta 00 an
A.Tj'onsm'h 8 O"' nra
tr Wnsh'ctnnlt 30 ani
f'OHITION atiet the resorts a; Knrtrm
tonroe. Vlrjrtuin Bench anil Florida will
nnd this a very attractive route, a tl
breaks the moiiotnuv of an all-rail ridev
T'ckeu on tale at 613, 61!, uA
Pennsyttonla avenue. U A O. tiekaf
office, corner i lfteenth street and New
xork avenue, ai.u on board tieanian;
where time-table, map. etc . con aU
JNU UALLAHVX. GEN. MANAGER.
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