. WASEINO TON LETTER,
Washington. Men. 13, 1SU1.
The Increased facilities afforded by
the postal service of tho government
through the Inauguration of tho f reedo
livory system In all the cities and larger
towns of the country are now so much
regarded as matters of course that It is
difficult to couctivo how the old system
could have been sulHcient for these
communities twenty years ago. Not
only has the new system thoroughly
adapted itself to the convenience of the
people, but it has also promoted dis
patch in correspondence and greatly in
creased Its volume. In this way the
method of free delivery has added to
tho general revenue of the postoillco de
partment. Tho loirical inference from
the success which has attended its ope
ration within Its present range points
clearly to its wider extension If not to
general adoption. Thu question is one In
wnlcu Postmaster General Wanamakor
takes a deep interest. Upon hit. recom
mendation congress has appropriated
f 10,000 to enable him to obtain infor
matloD th .t may justify him iu propos
ing a much larger scheme thau that now
Inoperatiou. With the view of ascer
tainiug how far the desired extension of
the system is practicable, it is proposed to
expend the congressional appropriation
which has been referred to by making
free-delivery experiments m twenty -live
different localities, widely scattered over
the country, and embracing all kiuds of
condilious and circumstances. When a
sufficient period of time for makin these
experiments has been allowed, full ro
ports will be made to tho department
containing definite informal n, which
will serve to guido the action of the
postmaster general in regard to ;his
matter. There can be little doubt that
the result of these experiments will be
the extension of the free-delivery system
to thousands of American citizens where
It is not furnished now, and the end will
be that the postal service of the United I
States will ultimately deliver the let
teis of all the people at their doors, and
at a cost of which they will scarctly be
With the election of Palmer as United
States senator from Ilinois once more
arises the question as to tho political
condition of the body which has for its
supreme official Vice President Morton.
Republicans now place their majority
at ten; doing so because they believe that
Kyle, of South Dakota, and Peffer, of
Kansas, will fill the political vacancies
caused by the departure of Moody and
Ingalls. The other Alliance Senator,
Mr. Irby, of South Carolina, will un
aoubtedly vote with the democrats on
all political matters. Two vacancies
have yet to be filled but there cau ..e no
doubt as to the result. The successor
to Senator Wilson, of Maryland, will,
of course, be a democrat, and it i
equally certain thai he who succeeds tin
late Senator Ileaist, of C'alifo.nia, will be
a republican. Governor Jackson - ill
appoiut the Maryland sen .tor and ill
n 1 1 i t,.
va.uoruia legislature now iu session
and overwhelmingly republican) will
take care of some good .republican
leader. Unless there should be other
changes before December next there
will be forty-nine republicans aud thirty
nine democrats iu the senate wheu it
again asHinbles for Illiniums. It hat
been Intimated that lis le aud lYITi r
would Jul Irhy and the democracy ai
critical periods, but that would till
leave the republicans with a majority ot
It is being generally accepted that the
president's politic il eyes aud ure Miarph
watching the horizon and taking in
everything akin to a nign of the timet
that muy ha c a bearing on his future-
The publication a few das ago of a
long news letter sigued by a cIoko friend
of the president is one of the most con
vincing indications that tho president
wants a renomination. This letter sev
eral columns in length, was a resume of
the work of the administration and a
claim for public approval. It was not
. a private scheme, written by an individual
journali.t, but was prepared under thq
emi-oiBcial auspices of the executive
departments. The ' information thus
spread abroad was obtained through
official sources drawn from the sub
branches and bureaus through tho me
dium of requests from the cabinet
officers. Tho document, therefore, had
the stamp and flavor of an executive
announcement, and as Buch it was sig
nificant. The practical point In the Bearing
matter is the protection of tho seal every
where lu the North Pacific as well as
in the Behring sea. "This can be secured
by arbitration, ull the governments in.
terested agreeing to measures that will
effect the purpose. There is general
gratification In both countries that this
troublesome matter Is now In a fair way
to be settled on a basis that Baves the
substantial rights and interests of all
parties to the dispute. R.
war. The capacity of tho United States
to crc ito a navy In an enierirencv was
demonstrated in the rebellion.
The duel between the Monitor and tho
Merrimao in Hampton Roads revolu.
lionized naval warfare, and the problem
has since been to construct armor that
no projectile could penetrate, aud then
invent projectiles that no armor could
resist. European nations have been con
hitherto, and tho ships of 1880 are al.
ready obsolete and antiquated for attack
of defense. Dynamite and other explos
ives complicate the situation.and the navy
that wo are now building at a cost of
f 30.000,000 will be as worthless in 1000
as Roman galleys. England, France and
Italy would gladly sell us their fleets at
50 per cent, of their cost. If we are to
depend upon a navy for protection we
must have ships enough to assemble . nt
every vulnerable point a foico as largo ns
could bo dispatched against It. The
millions wo are squandering on vessels
that are sent on Idle errands in "squau
drons of evolution,'' pained pageuants
tho deep, had better be spent for
each works and powerful guns to com
mand every roadstead, channel and bar
bor from which a hostile fleet could
threaten or assail.
Is there any necessity for spending
millions every year for naval defense, or
any justification for tho hysterical ap
peals to popular apprehension and alarm?
Our pohcy Is pacific. We have no colo
nies nor dependencies nor entangling nlll
ances. Wars break out unexpectedly,
it is true, sometimes, but from what
(juarler can danger bo rationally antici
pated? Our relations with France are
those of traditional amity; with Ger
many, of kinship and consanguinity,
with Russia, of fraternity. Tho rest
Our only enemy Is England and she i3
under bond to keep the peace. No one
nation Is so vulnerable and none bo de
tested, bho has incurred tho resent
ment of tHe tiuman race by centuries of
Colonel McCIure, a noted Mississippi
duelist, had occasion to kick an unre
sisting gentleman at a hotel in Natchez.
Being not long after in Memphis the
Colonel saw his victim subjecting an
other to the same treatment. Being
CURIOUS AND UNCERTAIN
as to the identity of the person, he said :
'Are you not the fellow I kicked down
stairs In Natchez?'
'Yes,' replied be, 'but, Colonel, you
and I know who to kick.'
England kicked us when we wi-re
helpless and feeble. She sacked and
burned a defenseless capital. She lias
kicked Ireland; 8he has kicked Esrypt;
she has kicked the Hindoos, the Zulus,
the B er, and thoCiimsR, bat she
not in the habit .of kicking her eqtiuU
Her courage W prudent and calcul iti
She wh careful not to kie'e N ipole n
until t'e rest-of E rope joined her, aud
she endured Ru-shin agression umii
she had persuaded France to bear ill
brum of the Crimean canipaiii. In mi'
civil war she ytd ull she cou.il, suoti f
open hostility, to des-troy ilu union, and
then apolorzud and paid dana:es.
Lately we have had another conleuli i i
a'toiit -eil poach in ' and th.' I3i-hrin a
S a Oceans of ink have b"eo tilled in dip
lomatic correspondence between Loid
Salisbury and Seoielury Blsilne
Great Britain forfeited Yii'ieouver and
sent ship .if nr into tho disputed wa
ters, wa k ix ar mud. metapliorieu Iv
speak! ig, l).-riiti; in to kir ck Hie cli i
f rum her shoulders or to tread on tin
tails of her coal. Legally "she bail an
'pen ease, al least, in some respects the
best of the argument. A casus belli
could easily have been found if wanted,
and we were assured that the danger
The boldest held his breath for a while.
Immense appropriations wero promptly
voted for fortifications and the navy,
and then while the national hair was
standing on end, England suddenly
came into our supremo court as a suitor
und submitted ttie whole controversy to
the decision of that great tribunal. The
newspapers that described the dramatic
utterances of senators about the dangers
of war with Great Britain, contained, In
another column of the same issue, an nc
count of the proceedings of the old
Senate Chamber, in which Lord Salisbury
submitted the claims of England to ad
judication, as a question of international
law. It was reassuring.but it was laugh
.John J. Ingau.s.
Ingalls and the Coast.
The articles contributed to the New
York Truth by Senator Ingalls, which
has created so much comment, is in sub
stance as follows:
"The annual shriek about our" de
fenseless coasts, and the bombardment
of New York, Philadelphia and Boston,
has been emitted. The yearly pamph
let describing the bloodcurdling inci
dents and appalling consequences of the
war with Chili and Spain in 1C05 has
been sent to each senatot and represen
tative in congress-
The editorial estimates in the met
ropolitan press of the amount of property
within reach of ao Italian iron-clad in
the lower bay, and of the ransom that
could be extorted from the merchants
and bankers, have all been submitted
and filed' away for use again in 1893.
Their purpose is to reconcile the peo
ple to the passage of the naval appro
priation bill, and to enormous and
profligate expenditures in time of peace
for ships, forlificatons and munitions of
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;u nie i uieni (inircaiHi d ore the
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huvikb us to patentaiillity free of 00 rite,
vvnn my oiliee directly across from the
i-aieiu uinoe, aim belnn lu persinuil nt
toiuliince there, it is npparent that I have
superior laciiiues lor making prompt pre.
iniiiiiitiy rescnrciiPH, ior tne more vigorous
miui miccesMui prosecution of applications
for patents, and for attenilinv tn Un
business entrusted to my care, in the short-
tM. iiimNinir nine.
rr.es MuutitATE, and exclusive at
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