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[Copyright,1*4. by the New York Press.]^And now they have gone, this senate^^nd house of representatives gone, with^only three months more of unhappy life^left in them. What are we to say^ One^year of almost continuous session, and^what have they done, and how have^they done it^ The Republicans cannot^use the language of reproach, of invect^^ive or abuse. The whole vocabulary has^been exhausted by themselves speaking^of themselves We cannot hope to equal,^in commenting on the senate, the tremen^^dous and effective words of the presi^^dent of their own choice. If wo were to
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THEEX-SPEAKERREVIEWSTHE WORK^OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS.
HeSend* Out a Forcible MciMf* Show*^the Democrats In Their True Light^^St.^Hecksnlfl and Down With Monopoly!^ Is^the New Warrry.
searchthe whole dictionary of diatribe,^we conld not equal the charge of ' 'par^^ty perfidy and party dishonor^ made by^thu president against the senate and re^^ceived by the house of representatives,^with its 100 Democratic majority, with^cheers and applause.
Ifwe were to comment upon the pres^^ident and his action, we conld not use^language half so damaging as Democrat^^ic senators used in open senate witn up^^lifted hands, asseverating the truth of^personal betrayal and personal bad^faith. If we were to comment upon the^house of representatives and its leaders,^we should be deemed guilty of gross^partisanship if wo used even their own^words iu describing their own actions.
Whata condition for a partisan critic^to be in, to be obliged in common de^^cency to use softer words about his ene^^mies than they use about themselves I^And the enemies are not saints in em^^bryo, beating their breasts and confess^^ing their transgressions to reach the^heights of sainthood through the depths^of sin. Oh, no) They are simply earnest^men standing by the broken business of^a whole country and trying to tell who^destroyed it, and having met success we^obviously cannot use any language of^reproach or of harshness. Earlier and^^for that purpose^worthier hands have^gathered all those laure's. All we can^say is that all the three sides are prob^^ably right. The president and senate^have told the truth about each other^and the house about itself.
Withthis simple expression of faith^in their veracity, let us turn to a slight^review of what they have done. There^is no doubt that this review will be as^distasteful and unsatisfactory to the^majority of honest Democrats as to Re^^publicans themselves. Whatever good^there has been done has been spoiled in^the doing. If the house has yielded to^the dictates of a long denounced com^^mon sense and adopted proper rules, it^was only after all sound precedent had^been violated in the attempt to avoid^the necessity. If the congress has re^^pealed the purchasing clause of the Sher^^man act, it was only done after such^long delay as has deprived the country^of any advantage the repeal might have^given it. Nor has the mystery of the^collapse of the compromise and the con^^nection of the president therewith ever^been cleared up. Whether he consented^to that compromise or not is not for me^to say. That is a family secret, but it^is no family secret that thntcompromise^was not repudiated until after the Re^^publican members were sounded and it^was clear that they would have no part^or lot in it
Twosuch misunderstandings as these^between the president and the senate, if^Republican, would have caused a sensa^^tion as of burned woolen among the peo^^ple. But the Democracy has limitations^as to morality very much enlarged.^That party seems to realize what Gen^^eral Butler said in jest^^that nobody^was truly unassailable until his charac^ter was gone.
Thetariff bill of ^perfidy and dis^^honor^ has become a law, and an inter^^esting law it is. flow a Democratic sen^^ate, believing in the platform of its party,^oould have passed it, how a Democratic^house could have passed it, having 100^majority, is simply incomprehensibla^How the president could have permitted^it to become a law is simply an impossi^^ble study in human nature. How can^the country reconcile this action with its^former estimate of him^ He was deemed^by a very large part of the people as a^man of sound common sense and of^great will power. His reputation for^good sense certainly bad a shock in the^ease of the Sandwich Islands. And this^is more likely to suffer from the con^^trast between the letter to Wilson and^the surrender to Gorman. I was not one^of those who expected such a result^Surrender was in the capitulation. He^ought to have handed in his side arms^and signed the bilL
Ifhe did not consent, then by both^bouse and senate be has been pro^^nounced to be not even a factor in the^transaction. Hereafter the president,^instead of standing on a Mmrwunjy and
unrealpedestal, must be reckoned with^the rest of them, and the regrets will^not all be on the Democratic side.
Thetruth about the Wilson bill is^that it was a foolish bill when it went^out of the ways and means committee^and was made still more foolish in the^house. It had neither policy nor prac^^tice, and yet it has been erected into a^golden calf, to be worshiped by party^conventions, and that, too, with the con^^sent and approval of their own Moses.
Thesenate bill does have some regard^to the business of the country in spots,^hot it will prove a failure, like the other,^though not to the same degree. Tha^strikes in Fall River, New Bedford and^elsewhere over the cotton schedule, said^to be the best ever made, show, as a^prominent Democratic capitalist put it^that ^labor has got to liquidate.'' Stocks^have liquidated^that is, gone down^one-half^except 3ugar. Labor is to do^the same. But there will be this differ^^ence. Stocks are submissive, laborers^are not.
Alreadythe free traders are spreading^all over the country lying statements of^how mnch cheaper carriage cloth, cash^^mere, worsted coatings, challius(butnot^sugar), will be hereafter becanse the tar^^iff tax is taken off. Well, those opera^^tives in Fall River and New Bedford^will buy none of them this week at least^and the operatives all over the country^will buy fewer of them after ^labor^has liquidated.^ ^Liquidated labor^^will buy very few carriages to get the^benefit of cheap carriage cloth and will^indulge very seldom in union melton^coats and the men who make the equiv^^alent of carriage oloths and union mel^^tons^the produot of our woolen mills^^will be lucky if they are not ^liqui^^dated ^ into the tramp gang. The process^of liquidating has begun, and when it^is ended what then^ More ^liquida^^tion.^ Does not Wilson, chairman of^the ways and means committee, declare^that the fight has begun to end only in^absolute free trade^ Does not Mills re^^echo the same thing in a bewildering^meditation, which seems to indicate^that a citadel is outside the city gates,^but the tenor of which is nnmistakable^^Does not the president himself in his^latest contribution to the complete let^^ter vTiter tell us that this act ^fur^^nishes a vantage ground from which^must be waged further aggressive opera^^tions against protected monopoly and^governmental favoritism^ ' The presi^^dent must have referred to protection to^American industry, for he uses the sa^^cred language of his guild.
fleoould not have meant sugar, for^in his last published epistle, with most^lovely but unmistakable circumlocution,^he exhorted the brethren not to be^frightened at that, and was as tender to^it in a veiled way as he was and is open^^ly for its brother tenant of the same^hotel floor, the Dominion Coal company.^Why should, we comment on the popgun^bills^ They sleep side by side in the^havens e'e rest It is bad to be dead, but^it must be disgusting to be a dead bum-^bug. They cannot even hang on them^the little shreds of hypocrisy for which^they were intended. Mr. Carlisle has^smoothed even the hillock on the^graves. The world enjoys very greatly^the Democratic denunciation of trusts^today. And how good all this talk is!^The deeds of these people may not be all^that the decalogue demands, but their^language ia Their votes are wrong,^their actions are fatal, but fling out the^banner and warcry of ^St. Pecksniff^and down with monopoly I^ and the^public will forget tho Sugar trust they^did aid and even the Coal trust they^tried to aid.
Historydoes not lack parallels. Said^the Rev. Mr. Stiggins of blessed mem^^ory, ^All taps is vanities,^ and yet^down the reverend throat there ooursed^its way a ^vanity^ which had sugar^in it^^warm, my dear young friends,^with three lnmps of sugar to the tum^^bler. ^ ^I left Baby Charles and Steenie^^the Duke of Buckingham^laying his^duty before him,^ said King James of^the reprobate Delgarno. ^Oh, Geordie^Puglins, Geordie, it was grand to hear^Baby Charles laying down tho guilt of^dissimulation and Steenie lecturing on^the turpitude of incontinence.
Thepresident clings, almost to weari^^ness, to his free raw material. What is^there in it^ Nothing but fantasy and^delusion. What defense is there for pro^^tection at all except in tho broad doc^^trine that this country should do its own^work and exploit its own resources, or^on the broad doctrine that full wages^should be paid its workmen^ Are not^the men who dig coal out of the mines^as worthy of encouragement as the pe^^-^ple who toil in mills
Onething cannot be reiterated too^often, and I touch upon it again. This^country is weary almost unto death (if^these disputes about tariff. We art-^above all things weary of this long in^^action and uncertainty. We were ready^to seize at anything if only it were a^finality. ^Give us something we can^figure on and let us alone,'' was the cry.^But, alas! even that repose is denied us.^The leader in the house declares we^shall havt no rest The leader in the^senate still talks of storming the citadel,^and the defeated president, subdued, and,^as he says, taking his place among the^rank and file, ^with one voice proclaim^a new agitation and a new crusade.^^More than that, Mr. Cockran and Mr.^Tom Johnson and all the outspoken
bravemen who would have fonght the^act to its death proclaim their undying
Whateverthe Democrats think of^each other, whatever they say of each^other, however much they may dif^^fer as to details, they are united ev^^erywhere in the struggle for the over^^throw of the bill now become a law^after two years of the unhappiest un^^certainty. We are promised two years^more unless the house be wrested from^the grasp of these men and the hands of^Mills and Wilson, of Cockran, Johnson^and the president are staid. But the^American people will take care of that^not Republicans alone, but honest sen^^sible people of all parties and of all^faiths.
Oneyear and a quarter of such gov^^ernment will suffice for half a century.^Men begin to see now that the prosper^^ity of this country was not a matter of^course, a thing which happened of It^^self, but was the result of sensible meas^^ures, of a sound system and a wise fore^^cast However short the Republican^party way have come of perfection, it^governed, on the whole, wisely and^well, and we stall soon see its like^^gwi^Tvowae B. Run.
Ithas long been a well established^fact that abnormal longevity is more^common among tho Russians than^among any other of the European na^^tions. From an official report collated^from well authenticated local registers^it now appears that tho government of^Kiev takes the first place of all Russian^provinces in this respect During last^year, it iapffloially stated, there were 14^centenarian deaths registered in that^government In the city of Kiev one^man died aged 110 years, while within^the suburban circle two women died^aged respectively 102 and 104 years.
InBerdichev two men reached the^respective ages of 101 and 114 years. In^Vasilkov another patriarch died in his^one hundred and fifteenth year. In the^same district there died a Jewess aged^105; in Svenigorodka, a man of 110^years; in Tarasosha, another of 105; in^rjman, two men aged respectively 100^and 103 years; in Radomytzel, a Jew^aged 107 and a Christian aged 108, and^lastly, a man of 106 years died at Toher-^kassy. Here are 14 persons, dying^within the same year and within the^limits of one district whose united ages^amount to 1,489 years. According to^the Saratov journals there is still living^in that government an ancient veteran^of the first Napoleon's army, formerly^Lieutenant Savin, and sinoe 1818 known^as Nicolai Alexandravitch Savin, who^has celebrated 126 birthdays.^London^Newa
WhatIs the Cause
Ayoung woman who is not a spiritu^^alist looked up the other day to see the^photograph of a deceased friend on the^mantelpiece oscillating to and fro. At^first she thought the motion was caused^by the wind, l^ut it continued with such^absolute regularity that she finally rose^and closed doors and windows, which^made not the slightest difference,. After^an hour or two tho picture ceased vi^^brating, and a lamp and a pile of books^on a table took up the same motion and^kept it up all day and all the next day.
Sincethen, a week ago, the looking^glass attached to her bureau has swayed^slightly at intervals. The movement is^slight, but sufficient to be plainly seen,^and in the case of the mirror the objects^reflected seem to dance slightly up and^down as a consequence of its motion.^The house and street on whioh it is sit^^uated in a suburban town were abso^^lutely quiet when the movements began,^and there was no visible nor oonjeotur-^able cause for the phenomena, and the^young woman argues, not unreasona^^bly, that there is no con jeoturablo reason^for a spirit to jiggle the furniture. But^the facts remain, and facts are stubborn^things.^Philadelphia Press.
TheOhio senator is three years older^than Webster was when he made his^last notable oratorical effort, the ^sev^^enth of March^ speech, and is three^months older than the great expounder^was at his death. He is more than three^years older than was Calhoun when the^great South Carolinian addressed the^senate for the last time. Clay was the^oldest of the great triumvirate, but^when he spoke to the senate for the last^time his age was only two years greater^than Sherman'a
UndoubtedlySherman will beat this^record, ft is now almost 40 years since^the distinguished Ohioan was first^chosen to congress, and his present term^extends nearly five years longer. He has^been in public office more years than^Clay, although the latter's career from^his first entrance into political life until^his exit, counting the different periods^in which he was in retirement covered^a longer time than Sherman's service.^^Baltimore American.
Tothe lovers of strange goods the ba^^zaars of Damascus are far more alluring^than those of Cairo and Constantinople.^The capacious chests of the merchants^contain much that we would buy weie^our purses longer. Old embroideries of^wonderful colors, delicate china, silks^of many hues, swords of cunning work^^manship^all these lie piled beside us on^the floor. It is but seldom that a seally^good abeoiuieu of the D^ masons sword
danbe obtained, for the art of working^and engraving steel is dead. These^swords were made of alternate layers of^iron and steel, so finely tempered that^the blade would bend to the hilt with^^out breaking, with an edge so keen that^no coat of mail oould resist it and a^surface so highly polished th.it when a^Moslem wished to arrange his turban he^used his sword for a looking glass.^^Good Words.
Somevery interesting exercises in^swimming cavalry took place lately on^the Kabul river at Peshawar. The Thir^^teenth D. C. O. Bengal lanoers have^been practicing their horses in a large^tank in their lines and on the river for^rome time One squadron took cover^along the river bank and kept up a^steady fire to protect the passage of the^other squadron, who placed all their^arms, aocouterments and clothes in^large country boats and conducted their^horses into the water. Some horses^seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves^in the water; others became unmanage^^able from fear. However, the opposite^bank was reached and warpaint re^^sumed, and the squadron was with most^creditable rapfdity taking measures to^protect their comrades, who then crossed^in like manner.^Broad Arrow.
Therehas been a large falling off in^emigration from the British islands^thus far in the present year. The num^^ber of emigrants to the United States^in the first seven months was 76,894, as^compared with 144,827 in the same pe^^riod last year. Less than half the usual^number sought homes in British North^Amcnoa, and slightly fewer have gone^to the Australasian colonies. The gen^^eral result is that emigrants to all parts^have beer 112.440, as against 204,199^in 189^ _
Trimnp your old hat and black silk^waist with gelatin spangles,^ said tho^girl at the trimming counter to me.^^They.will look as good as new.
Sheshowed me the pretty black span^^gles, all neatly ranged in rows, and^black braid just ready to sew on. I^trimmed up my hat and made my shab^^by old waist look resplendent, and then^I hied me to the seashore.
Isat on the beach en joying the sweet^refreshing breezes which wafted their^fragrance over my city heated brow.^I wondered why every one looked at me^so attentively in passing, bnt of course^attributed it all to my fine appearance^in my gelatin bespangled garments,^when a swell young girl came np to me^and gently said:
Excuseme, ma'am, bnt your face is^all black
Ifrantically wiped my brow with my^handkerchief, and, horrible to relate,^those awful gelatin spangles had melt^^ed in the damp sea air and had run all^over my face.
Assoon as I could get where there^was a mirror I looked at myself, and,^^b, what a sight I wasl
Theday was done for ma I returned^to the heated city, determined I would^let the wonun know what a delusion^and a snare the gelatin spangle ia^Never chooso them for seaside wear,^fair reader, or, like me, yon will go^homo in mourning and with drooping^feathers.^New York Herald.
WhyShe Didn't Tote.
Massachusettswomen can vote if^they choose for members of the local^school boards. Some choose and some^do not, and some of the roasous why^some of the ladies do not are instruct^^ive. A young bride who has been liv^^ing only a few mouths in a small man^^ufacturing town in the Bay State was^excited and delighted when told she^might vote. Sho had lived in Rhode Is^^land, where no snch privilege prevailed.^It happened, though, that although^young, she was still a conple of months^older than her husband, and when, with^a pretty air of importance, she went to^the registry office she was dumfouuded^when she was formally asked her age.
ButI want to vote^just vote,^ she^pleaded.
But,my dear Mrs. B,^ said the
registryclerk^who was in her hus^^band's employ^^all the ladies do, and^Why should you care of all ladies^
Well,I won't So there!^ And she^fluttered indignantly away. Her hus^^band told mo this ..t.ry with great de^^light, which I thought shabby of ^^^^}^^Now York Press.
TheKentucky Kind of Woman.
Mrs.W. E. McPhearson, wife of onr^town marshal, was passing the skirt of^a wood a few days ago and was con^^fronted by a rattlesnake immediately in^her pathway. His snakeship instinctive^^ly gave the usual signal warning with^his rattles, coiled himself np and ele^^vated his head preparatory to battlo.^The brave little woman, instead of^screaming like a wildcat and fainting^away, as many women do when they^see a mouse ou the floor, seized the first^weapon she could lay her hands on and^opened the battle and soon dispatched^the brute. She then deliberately took^out her pocketknife, and as dexterously^as a skilled hunter would skin a deer^took off his hide and brought it home^with her and stuffed it with bran, and^now has it on exhibition at her resi^^dence. The snake was of the yellow spe^^cie-, measured iie.u.v.^, t, ,.r klaSMHl^and had nine rattles and a button.^Ha^^zel Green t Kjr. ^ Herald.