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THE TIMES, WASHl3NrT(&r;"SATTJBDAY. OCTOBER 30, 1897.
'Taere'sno middlemaa'tween you ana us."
On account of the rain last
Saturday liuudreds of mothers
were kept away from our
Today we repeat the offer
choice of every $3.50
Child's Suit in the house,
without reserve, for $2.43
This includes the fauc'
suits for the little fellows.
We honestly believe every
suit that Ave have marked
$3.50 will cost $4.00 else
whereso at $2.48 you're
only paying a trifle more than
half what thej-'re worth.
It's for today only Mon
day they'll be $3-50 again.
Comer 7ta and ESts.N.W.
No Branch Store in Washington.
IE 0I1JPC DHL
ComtcHedtrom First Pag-.
A-as tiie host thins for the Government,
and Cleveland fell into tiie idea
When Olaey withdrew rrom the Attorney
General's office. Judson Harmon, his suc-
Otthsyr, took up tiie work where he laid it j
.uevrn and gave the &yndicate every abfcim
anoe Beceary to carry the scheme to
traittuB. The unite men vi-ited Wafehing
tea Morgan, Benedict, Pierce, et al. and
after a few abort conference!- feecured the
eotuwat of Cleveland, and the deal was
giwen official recognition ami :uade public l
to the world. The uptot hid or 45,000.
000 for a piece of property worth many
uritUons more wa announced as a great
victory for tile administration, and with
tihte prize wiUtiu it grasp the syndicate
m&w theadminiMrattonof G rover Cleveland
g mit of power.
Then catue the McKinley Administration
aU the people were Justified iu believing
Utat the steal would be punctured and the
right, of the people protected. In this
they were doomed to disappointment. The
Mil4ect wgd lK-cused ui the pre&s for
saute time, but not with the tremendoui
44ge-htMunier effect that hau been wit
aeel recently. The agitation wai. suffi
cient, however, to force the syndicate to a
realisation of the fact that it was in
danger, and without pressure from the
AiUMtnistraUoa it Increased its bid to i
$50,000,000. Then the Administration
amMHtnced that it bad accomplished a
tehuuph and declared that there should
be bo interference with tiie order of the
GiMrt. The sale was to go on and this
1H1 -teas to be accepted as full payment
of. the Government's lien an ootitthc Union
Ea&fic and tiie Kansas Pacific.
Meanwhile the oampaigugrew hotter and
the participation of Ilanaa became a
;rt-Muioettt factor in the deal. The political
iiwiHHtaoce of the steal gradually devel
oped, awl the enormity of the offence
a-gaimt public decency became apparent.
Xbepreeeut administration, eaieleKt- at that
whlok had preceded it, appeared to take
bo later est in the matter and laughed
at jxtMic opiBioa, which was being speed
ily molded. Not until Banna, eoncioue
at Jc that he was in danger, appealed
to the President to stop tiie file f ciltl
ciMi that wab leveling the ranks e-f his
supporters dkl tlte Attorney General real
ise that he was foeKug with an iatruiiiettt
that was loaded, aud oieued hie eyes to the
noaeaaiUas of the can?. Deathbed re
pemanee its not hurtiug aud Cliis eieveuth-
hoar change of iiolicy is int destined to
Make the people Iwve a,,y n.re confidence
4 tw i.uw.n.io ua n uau ueroie
the dKge of leart was manifested. The i
iW icy wMioreea auu out not Come j
wiHg!y, aud everythiag tan Adusiaistia
tl may do ia tiie matter is Iwund to l.e
borwtiHieed closely hereafter.
TW scrattay deveioiH. the fact that
tiie deal is still ou and that the tyndicate
stH scales to wiH several millions f
deNars. The increase in it halfe f,r the
TJmIou Pacific is based uihju the agreement
Uiat the sale of the Kansas Pacific shall
lie pwfityotied until Decemler IS next, and
lhg secured Uus jiledge the syndicate
wW is the meanUrae ccure the valuable
property it desires aod leave the Gov
uraiHcnt with the otlier property and a
debt of more than $12,000,000 uuprtvidel
fer. They are thus relieved froai the neces
sity ef buying in this property and ab
sumiug the deht due the Government, a
GeadiMon fr which they have been schem
iag for many weeks. The Attorney Gen
oral, aetfag for the Administration, has
falloa into the trap, and taut he did x
-se easily doe, not speak well for the
iHteHlgewe of a man who, according to
OMHHMMt report, is to be honored with a
jat ia Uie Supreme Court of the United
Tliose otose to the Attorney General say
he is worried over the attacks that have
bee made hpou him. as the result of the
HuWlcny given this deal, aud fearful let
It militate against him when his name is
sent to the Senate for the Judgeship.
The Attorney General may well feel wor
ried ever the matter, for there are several
Senators who -will not soon forget the
attitude or Judge McKenna on this sub
ject. The Attorney General said Inst evening
Chat the catrte from London, in'rtating
uhat Coate. Son . Co., had cabled thaUhev
would guarantee a bid covering the whole
Government debt on both roads, was a mis
statement of the facta.
According to the verrfon or the Depart
ment of Ju-tice a representative of tlrat
firm in New York had visiied .-. Attoinev
General last Satrday and nmde a sugges
tion looting to something of this sort, which
lavolvedaaoUieriusae 0r Government touds.
The Attorney General did not entertain it,
however, because it was manifestly irn
possiWe nader the law Tor Oie Treasury
to issue any more bonds. On Monday this
repreealative again listed the Attorney
General and whialUed a nHKhfied offer
-vvaiok was not accepted. Arter agjiin
cabling to London tlds representative on
Monday night made a final orft-r. ivhieh
the deirtaiHMt says did not guarantee the
Government debt an oth rdf, and was
not accepted. Beyond that, it is said there
Iiave boon no communication with Coate
Son & Co., and any statement to the er
rect that this rirm los been In connection
with Uie department direct is erroneous.
The PrefilentV- Condolence.
LoHdon, Oct. 29.-Tjnited stares Am
bassador Hay this aftemoon forwarded
to the Queen, at Balmoral, by telegraph.
an expression of President McKinlej-.
SvmDathT and CnnilnlnfiOA i.ti.. i. ,il.w.
- --.w wvu hue UCilCU I
(jl the Duchesa of Teck- J
PTISTS AT 11 BANQUET
Annual Meeting of Social Union
at the Ebbitt House.
WELCOMED BY MR. NEEDHAM
Muny Good Speeches "Were Made
Before the Tallies "Were Deserted
A Delightful Musical Program
Had Been Prepared T'lioe Who
The annual bunquetof the Baptl&t Social
Union wuh given at the Ebfoltt Uouhe last
veiling. In point of numbers and gen
eral Miclubliity the oeeasioii was the
most brilliant in the history of the union.
The Hed Room of the hotel was the
place fot an early fathering of the meiu
Ui'ib and their guests, and as early as 7
o'clock the hallb and corridors leading to
it were iiilcu with u happy, joyous unoug.
Ai liour was spent in boeial intercourse,
during which time the members of the
uiitou were af folded an opportunity of
rencwirg 'ncnd&hips and of dwelling upon
da j s of "auld lang yue."'
Ti'e union has met eased in numbers dur
ing the past year.
These were present in large numbers and
were introduced to the older members of
tiie organization and taken into the favor
and grace or the latter. The iiibpiring
spirit of the occasion was that of fra
ternity. Tins bplnt, the very essence to
which a greater part or the succes-j and
popularity of the union is due was every
where apparent. In the social hall, as
well a- at the banquet table, it pervaded
tiie assemblage and was, iu lact, the domi
nant feature or the evening.
Each perjMjii wab In turn host and guest
of honor, and ever one- met on, that de
ligntful plane wnere the spirit of denomina
tional conqeiiiion and criticism was
merged into the smallest possible modi
cum .v here tue iex seiitimcnit, and hmui
qualities were alike stimulated by friend
After an hour liad been fipent in noei.il
intercourte, the party repaired to the
lauqiiet null, where covers were laid for
150 persoiiH. The liall was tastefully
decor tied with settings of ittilma and
tropical )Iant8. 1 he chandeliers were
twined with ivy and myrtle, and the
tablet-, "irr-iuged in groups of lour, were
entbelli'iucd with twigs of asparag'is ami
ferns, through which network the appoint
ments of the table snowed with pretty ef-
The banquet continued about an hour, at
tiie conclusion of which an entertaining
IirogrHu wah gnei,. "Hie mvueau i -,..
rnnde by Rev. Dr. C. O- Meador. This was
rollowed by a cardial address of welcome
by President Charles W. Needham, of the
Social Lnion, during the course of which
be remarked on the rapid growth of the
Social Union in this and other cities.
Rev. Ur Samuel H. Greene spoke with
force and interest on the duty of Christian
IH-ople to provide institutions of learning
for higher education and the layman's part
in the woik. The subject of "Scientific
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.JltJUlO UUUCl UlC AJUILIIL Ul UUlOimil
Men' for-ned the Imsis of a neat spetch
by Dr. Otis T. Masou. P.ev. Dr. J. J. Muir
resfKiuded to the topic. -'Our Own Uuiver
sity -Columbian What can our Christian
womeu do f jr it?'
The a hires; of the evening was made
bj itev. B. L. Whitman, D. D.r president
of tue Coluinblaji University. lie spoke on
the "Signs of rromiK-" as shown in the
work of the young people. The program
was iuterniersed with the following musi
cal Keleaiuus Titude, "Elfenreigen Kroe
ger," ilr. B. Frank Gebest; soprano solo,
a, "Because I Love You, Dear," Uawley;
b, "A Beam." Bartlett, Mrs. Thomas C.
Jbyes: baritone aolo, "The Vanguard of
the Kmg," hauey. Mr. J. Walter Humphrey.
Tlw foikiwtag officer were present. Presi
dent Charb'S VT Needham, Vice PreStder.t
jjr. UT.1C a . lasou, auu a. .u. .iuj)), oec
reary r. A. Kodenck, Treasurer Dr L,.
D. LtKl?e, Directors Prof. William A
TtUtcins, Mewrs. J. J. Darlington, S. W.
Woodward. V. S. Deland, Edward Warren,
B B. rurtit., .TuMph B Bailey, A. 8. S war t
wxmt, C. A. Muddiman.
Aincnfr orhers piesent were-
I Mrs. Willmi, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Jone,
Dean A . j. nw,tliiKton, Mrs. Joseph Bailey
Mrp. F, s;. Deland, 3Irs. Young. Miss Lillie
i ,, Mr. Prank Altemus, Mr. A. T.
Holtzman, Prof, and Mrs. Percy F. Foster,
Miw llaUie White, Mr. and Mrs. Bentley,
Mr. EaiiM)), Mrs Fanny K. Fox, Mr. aud
Mrs. Goodwin, Prot. J. II. Gore, Mrs. W.
A. King. Pastor E. Hez Swem, Mrs. Mar
garet MeRhmmy, Rev. and Mis S. K.
Greene. Mr. J J. Darlington, Mr. and Mrs.
E. Bieror. Jr ; Mr. and Mrs. William F.
Holtzman. Dr. O. T. Mason. Mrs. 3. W.
j Wodwt,rd.Mi.. Charles W Xeedham, Mis
5Iary McMukiti, Mr.LarwiH.'Mi John Lut
tTeH, Dr. George Samson, Dr. Edward B
Follurd, Dr. and Mrs. Charie-J A. Stakely,
Dr. and Mrs. Mem-fee, Mr. E. Hilton
Jacku, Mr. and Mrs. Parker, Bev. W. A.
King, Mrs. John A. Boltzman, Br. and
Mrs. Lee Davis Lodge, Rev. and Mrx.
B. L. Whitman, Dr. and Mrs. R. H.
Gimocll, Miss M. E. Darlington,
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Jacobs, Rev. Tlieron
Outwater, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Shuffle,
Mr. Edward T. Fenwick, Rev. and Mrs.
J- J Muir, Miss White, Rev. J. Chambers,
Mrs. F. B. Curtis, Hon. W. I. Shallen
berger, Mr. and Mrs William K. MdCnew,
Mr. George E. Hcbbard, Mr. W. W. Poult
ney, Dr. F. A. Swartout, Miss Fanny
Jacobs, Mrs. J. B. Woodward, Mrs. Cora
Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. William M. Gilaon,
Mr. Cole, Miss AUan, Mrs. Edgar Allan,
Rev. Dr. Mcador, the Misses Rankin, Prof.
M. M.-Ramsey, Miss Alice Clayton, Mis
U. L,. Cutter, Mr. Miles M. Shand, Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. King, Miss Margaret
Fentlnnd,. Miss McLaunn, Rev. and Mh.
E. W. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Curtis,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Curtis, Mr. ami Mrs.
George II. Judd, Mr. and Mrs. M. C.
Grasty, Mr. George A. Ross, Miss Cora
Van Sant, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Swart
wout, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Olcott, Mr.
John Boyd and Dr. aud Mrs D. S. Foster.
Tin reception conmiltce consisted of
Br. B. S. Foster, Br. L. B. Loilge, Br.
George C. Sampson. Br. R.H.Gunnell. and
Messrs R. W. Woodward, William U. Mc
Knew. F. A tTnilenck, R. A. Ford. Percy
S. Foster, Joseph B. Bailey, E. Hilton
Tiie musical entertainment of the eveninz
was du to acommiUeecomposedor Messrs.
F. A. Deland and Percy S. Foster.
nil olc Yard Thieves.
Mary Robinson, of N'o. 1115 Y street
noi-thwsMt. reported la'.t night tharsoinesjne
had catered the backyard at her house
and stolen I wo drexset, valued at $0: two
skirts valued at $3; threo gauze shirts,
and two chickens, valued at ?1. The
police .re invesUgatiug the case.
The Low Fee of
1411 Penna. Ave. Adj. Willard's Hotel.
A Reformatory Not a
Treatment mid jiedielne.
Is the liighest fee asked. No stronger re
buke could be made to the practice of
charging "big fees," for there is no sensi
ble person who does not admit the super
iority of Dr. Walker's methods, and the In
iquity of exorbitant charges grows more
and more apparent as the knowledge is
spread that the greatest special skill in
the world can be had for so small a fee.
Catarrh and All Forms ot Chronic,
Nervous, i:kin, and Special Diseases
Dally office hours 10 to 5; Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday aud Saturday, till
S p. in.; Sundays, 10 to 12 nn
C3- CONSULTATION FREE. -t
HE HENRY GEORGE, 1
Continued from First Tage.
off the ol'l block He understood his father
thoroughly He ban been not only his son,
but was his confidential secietary for man
.irs H kuew how his father thought
on ad subjects, and there is nobody whom
Ave could have selected "who would fill the
place so weil as he will."
Henry Gec-ge, the son, was born on No
vembet 2. 1SUU, in San Francisco, Cal.
Vt the son's birth the father was a strug
gling newspuper man. Voung George was
lucat id in the public schools of San Fran
elsco, but left to go to work in a print
ing office. He set type on Ills father's
book, "Progress and Poverty.'' He moved
East in IdSO and settled with his parents
in Brooklyn. In 1883 he went to Englnnd
as Lis father's private secretary. On his
return ho worked on the editorial starf of
Truth, a New i'ork paper, and later was
assistant to Jams Redpath, managing
editor of the North American Review..
lie bica:ne editor of his father's paper,
the Standard, but left that position n
1S01 to o to Washington, where he was
the correspondent of several Western news
papers. In lhl):t he was editor of the Jack
sonvllle (Fla.) Citizen, and remained in
that place ror two years, when he returned
home to assist In the revision of his father v
Mr. George is engaged to be married to
Miss Matte Morel Hitch, a daughter of
Capt. E. D. Hitch, of Chicago. He will, of
course, take no part in the few days that
remain of the campaign.
SETH LOW'S TKIBUTE.
3'iscoiibtrucd by Some ns it Hid
New York Oct. Co. Tncstatement which
it is claimed moved Henry George's fol
lowers to suddenly change their proposed
support of Low to young Mr. George, was
as follows It v.'as given out by Mr. Low
"The ai,t!d.-:t death of Mr. George, under
the distress ot the campaign, ia a great
tragedy. No soldier on the battlefield
ever gave his life for his country ipore
more truly than Mr. Geurge has laid down
bts life in behalf of the city of New York.
'Turc in motive, high-minded, abso
lutely devoted to the service of his fellow
men as he thought they could best be
served, he has fallen In the thick of the
fight, battling against tyranny and cor
motion of fue man power, controlling a
political machine, nud thus depriving the
people at once of their rights as free
men, and of Mie control of the government
of the city in in public interest.
"I would like to , a vail myself of tide
opportunity to express to the family of
Mr. George my sincere sympathy in their
irreparable loss. Buring the campaign
Mr. George repeatedly recognized that
fui'dni-ientally this Is a fight against
bosslsm ami all that that implies of political
degradation aud corruption. In view of
Mr. George's death, 1 wih, therefore, to
say to the people or the city that I shall
gl myself to this contest in their behalf
with a new and higher resolve, as though
I had received it as a labt charge from
hK dying lips."
It vriw said that it was the assumption
in thLs last paragraph that caused the
committee to put Henry George, jr., in
Mr. Low's friends declared with vehem
ence that it was a gros insult to attribute
such has; motives to Mr. Low.
Mr. Low himself was much grieved that
such an interpretation should have been
put upon his words He had meant, he
declared, to express only his sincere sor
row over the death of a man whote ideas
in a grat measure he was iu thorough
sympathy with. Mr. George was a great
man, he declared, and tie could not re
frain from .-xpressing the highest regard
for his. noble qualities of mind and heart
An attempt to profit by Mr, George's
death or irain any votes by it wad sim
ply shocking and fie could scarcely be
lieve that ony man would seriously con
sider that he could do such a thing.
Gen. McCook, Mr Low's politlcaL man
ager, said: "It is a political trick to
say that this expression of sympathy was
a bid for votes. Mr. Low could not re
ceive the nomination from the George
committee under the law, as he is al
ready a candidate on the ticket, and he
understands that law."
Later itwasstated by thefriendsof Henry
Gi-orgc that whether Mr. Low had made his
statement or not, it had been recognized
after a thorough canvass of the situation
that the h-irlc ot events dictated that the
great fJgit Mr. George had begun must be
;agid to a finish and that ilis eon was the
logical standard bearer to 'tF.d the forces
who had galht-rrt around Henry George.
In response to Inquiries f-entto tlievnrious
orgaulzalfous which nominated George as
to whetheror not they would support Henry
George, Jr , word was received at the
George hcadquarters-this afternoon from the
United Democracy and from " the Demo
critic Alliance, the two largest friendly
organizations, that they would support
young George to a man. The campaign
committee has-decided to carry on the cam
paign with renewed vigor. Allthecampaigu
trucs-s will he -ent out tonight aud meet
ings will be held as they were before Henry
THE POLITICAL. 13FFECT.
Trtiniuniiy Men Think It Makes Van
Wvck's Election Certain.
New York, Oct.29. The death of Henry
George simply dazed the political leaders
and for hoursaf tcr thh. unexpected tragedr
was precipitated into the campaign, they
would only cle voice to the usual ex
prepIons of sorrow. Finally, however,
the errecfc of Mr. George's death began to
he discussed for publication at the political
headqnnrters. Leader Sheehan.of Tam
many Hall, said Mr. George's death could
have but oie result the election of Van
Wyck by 100,000 majority.
"Justice Van Wyck's election was prac-
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'STOLES FOR LADIES'; MIEN'S AND CHILDREN'S' SHOES.
licall assured when Mr. Oorge was 'a
the cam ass," s.Ud Mr. Sheehan, "but now
it is an absolute ce'talnty."
ImmedUlvl upon the receiptor the In
formation ot the death of Henry George,
Mr. Sheeban gave orders that all circular
and all printed matter r.-flecting upon Mr.
George and his candidacy issued by Tutu
many Hall) slipuld be Immediately with
drawn. RicliardCrokeralsj announced that
because of the, death of Mr. George, the
banquet, In honor of Mayor Carter 11 ir
Umu, ot' Chicago, and the Cook County
Marching Club v.ould be postponed.
Ex-PomnHUjr Dayton, who Is running
for comptroller on the George ticket, was
terribly "shocked, and would not hellevo
the new. Finally he said '"Even ir .Mr
George if dead his spirit goes marching on.
HiH army, continues tf- advance. No; i shall
not withdraw. I shall fight the fight out,
Hven if i am the lart soldier left on the
field of lKi'ttlr."
At RepabJieiSii headquarters there was a
feeling of " uneasiness. Though not ex
pressing i lfupj:clves openly, the leaders
declared -privately among themseHes that
they feared' that a large vote that or
dluarllj iroe,s to Tammany, but would
have tiilB Cnne gone to George, would be
cast for the Tammany ticket, unle-s the
nomination of Henry George, Jr., in place
of his father, could hold that vote for the
ticket- They declared that no doubt
Henry George, Jr., would poll almont as
large a vote as hlo father, as the j'oung
man hed many of the aggressive qunlities
of his fataer; was thoroughly in sympathy
with his views. &ml. if elected, would carry
out the policj or his rather, in making war
on corruption and hossism.
Senator Piatt made this statement: "Gen.
Trac will iit.t lose a single Republican
vote. Republicans recognize the Low
movement as a Democratic conspiracy, but
the bulk of the genuine labor vote which
was attached to George will come to the
Republican party tnded, even If George
had lived , an enormous lalwi support was
coming to Tracy. In the present condition
it will come -with increased numbers .mil
Neither Justice Van Wyck, nor his cam
paign manager, ex-Mayor Grant, would
discuss the effect ot Heury George's death
nr the political situation. "Henry George'-i
death," Justice Van Wyck said, "i.s a
great shock to all of us. It cane as- h
tragedy ihd this is no time to try to make
political capital out of it."
ALIMIHED LOW'S STAND.
Henry George, Jr., Gives Voice to
Blis Father's Sentiments.
New York, Oct. 29. -On the subject of
Mr. GeiTge's feelings toward Mr. Low,
Henr? George, Jr., said today:
"1 know from my constant attendance
on my lather' and because I have been
with him as his private secretary through
out the campaign, that If he himself had
not been a candidate he would have voted
for Mr. Low. He did not regard Mr. Low
as the ideal candidate by any means. He
regarded Low as an aristocrat, but as one
who iviw making a. fight against boasism.
But, after the fight began there was never
a thought, except far the success ot the
Jcffers.initn Bemocracy. Hi my father's
last hours nothing was said, of cour.se,
about Low, because until my father lie
came unconscious, no one, not even, him
self, believed he was going to die."
Though expresoinga warm admiration for
Mr. Low becaune he was againbt Lossisrn
in politics. Mr. .George was not too faor
ably impressed with his candidacy In
one of Mh lESt.-speeches he said he was
not with Mr. Low, as that gentleman did
not go far enough, iu his warfare against
privilege. It WAS the knowledge ot thLs
that, In a. measure, moved the George
following to make; the ficht to the end
for straight prii)ciil(-b wiLhthtfslugletaxer's
son as leader. .-(
I'ASTKHSrWJLL, BE NEKI1KT).
Although tliei'Xnine B the Same
the ftnw Kequires. It.
New York 5ct! 29. The name ot Henry
George. Jr., will head the George ticket
with a paster' which will be affixed to
the top of the George party column by the
ballot clerks. Most ot the official ballots
have already been printed, and tliose yet
to be turned out will appear in accordance
with the change necessitated by Mr.
Geoigp's death. It was agreed at a special
meeting of the election hoard today that
even though the name is the same as that
alreidy printed on the ballots, the taw re
quires pasters to be used. About 1,500,
000 oa-strs will be required.
Ohicf Justice Truesdale, of Arizona, died
at Phoenix, Thursday. He was born ir.
Rock Islantt. HI., nn February P. 18fit
ai.d was only thirty-seven years old when
he was apiwinted chief Justice of the
Territory. He was appointed chief justice
of Arlzorin within two months after Presi
dent McKinley inauguration.
"THE SATISFACTORY STORE."
PASSIHG OF HEHHY GEORGE
f'ontmned fiom First Tage.
men Would vote for no machine nominee,
but joyfully gathered under his banner,
and wotked Tor him with a fierce zeal and
loyalty that no mere allegiance to party
could never awaken.
He wasa fool man, acleanmau.asin.ple
man, a philosopher, a leader, who aroused
the wildest enthusiasm, though he al
ways remained,, outwardly at least, its
calm and methodical as a lecturer on
Imaciue a big chested small man with
sh-nder limbs, narrow white hand? and a
fair, kindly face, surmounted by a bald top
head of bulging proportions. Hlsred heard,
iruch riplashed With gray, was short and
of Irregular outline. He had a strong
Roman np'-e, the nose of a fighter, and a
determined fighting chin, though his mouth
was mild and peaceful. His honest, .con
templative gray-blue eyes, set far apart,
met you fairly and squarely.
On seeing him one's first thought Is,
"Here Is a philosopher." Yet one felt
Instinctively, too, that here Is a truthful
man, who would not know how to Invent a
subterfuge. There was a repose in his
manner, a never-cenj-ing air of lntrospec
tiou that bespoke the sage.
llenrv Oeor;- was nut more thn five feet
five inches In height. The head on that
."inall body wa so big and the hands and
limbs .so slight that one's first impression
wis that he was delicate. But the man
was liard uud well j-eut-oned physically
Henry George's history was Uiat of a
typical American. Be did not set out
upon a rareer whose furthest details were
arranged w ith a painrul rcgukirity while "is
nils still a hoy. He grew.
He was 'orn in Philadelphia on Septem
ber 2, l.39 His grandfather, Capt Rttn
ard George, born in England, was brought
to this country as a ihild, and lived to
fight for America in the war or 1 Pi 2 His
nmther's .'ather was Joiiu Vallance, Iwirn
in Glasgow, who was a noted engraver
in Revolutionaty times
Henr Geoige was a clerk In r mer
cantile house foi a short time after he left
school. When he was sixteen years old
he shipped on a schooner for San Fraa
clsco. The captain laughed at the pale,
slender, red-ueaded youngster when he
said that be could hand, reef and steer;
but when the vessel reached San Francisco
young George was paid iu full as an able
He tried prospecting for gold, and we-t
as far as" British Columbia in his search,
for the precious metal, but without sue-
cess. He was back in San Francisco m
1838, trying to get work, but was unable I
to find any employment he liked. -I
He wuson the point of looking for asliip '
when he obtained employment as a printer.
After a few years he got a chance to do ,
occasional reporting. About this time he '
married MKs Minnie C. Fox. Mr. George, i
with two partners, founded the San Fran- !
Cisco Post in 1S71 and became the editor J
ot it lie letired Horn the paper in 1ST3.
Then he began to work on his rire-t book,
'Progress and Poverty," which was not
published until 1S79. There are many
stories at nut the dificulty he expert
enced in. finding a publisher for the book.
It is said that he set up the book in type
with his own hands, and mauaired to se-
curea puMh-her only after he had put into
circulation a number uf copies of his own
That book made Henry George known.
It was a protect against existing social
andecoiiomicconditions. Heargued against
unrestricted individual ownership of land
and enjoyment of unearned increase of
value b one- who had douo nothing Tur
the laud's- improvement as, for example,
where the growth of a city had made land
He urgeu that all taxation be levied upon
land alone- it was the first exposition of
his single tax theory. The rook attracted a
great deal of attention, and Mr. George
received many invitations to lecture. He
went about telling that under our civilisa
tion tin- strong have heized that which tie
longs to the weak. He was an n
dent believer in free trade. In Amnist,
1SS0, he removed to New York, where he
has suice resided. He spent a year in
England and Ireland in lfcitil and 182,
where tie was twice under arrest as a
'suspect," but was released upon his
identity being established.
UkMiMune oidereu Hie release ot George
from prison in Ireland George wrote ot
his experience to the President, aud Sec
retary Freliughuyseii answered soon after
ward that the English government offered
to pay him damages. Mr. George replied
that he wanted no damages and that his
object in writing had been merely to
make clear the manner in which American
citizens were treated in Ireland.
Mr. George visited Great Britain again I
in 1883-tvf. 18Sl-'8r, and 1839 lecturing!
on econionic ouefttioiis. nailirularlv t.hn.t I
of land ownership, and m IS90 made a
similar tour through Austral'a. In 1SSG '
he was nominated by the Vnlted Jator i
partv as candidate for the mtiroralitvof
New Vork, and polled 68,000 votes, against
SC.OOO for his Democratic tjp'ent, and ,
.00,000 for the Republican. The next
year he received-over 70,000 votes as the
same party's candidate for secretary of
state or New York t State).
On the adoption by the Democratic party
V?.88 r a low tariff as a national issue,
Mr George announced that he should, as a
free trader, support Mr Cleveland, and
this ended the Untied Labor organization
though the propagation of the -MngkV
tax has gone on iu quieter ways nore
actively than ever -oc
In the Presidential campaign of 1892
l'elrf niiI11o" copiesof a very cheap edition
of "Protection or Free Trade" were cir
culated IntheUnitedStates, withamarketl
result upon the election. Between 1887
and 180O Mr. George publrshed the Stand
ard, a weekly paper, in Xevr York!
,- . . ,a5e years Mr.George has lived quietly
t i T . , .u. .it uil 'XIUllllOU, L.OI1JC
. "i1,0, i'.'.'s Ume, bSluK takca UP principally
ln !,i.B "'rary labors. He took an active
part in thecampalgn last year, and was an
ardent supporter or William Jennings
Bryan for the Presidency.
Bib nomination this year was the result
of circumstance. Many of the supporters
f fcrar' aml the Chicago platform thought
i nut i ammany snould name an out-and-out
supporter ot the national Democratic
ticket as its candidate Tor mayor of
Greater New lork, but Tammany did not
seem t6 wish to fall in with their de
sires. Henry George was naturally looked
to by these persons as their standard
beaicr, and when approached on the
matter, said that he would stand for
mayor If Tammany did not name Judge
William J. Gaynor or amaa or his caliber.
lanimanv; named Robert A. Van Wyck,
and then ueorge made good his promise
and entered the field. He was nominated
bj Tour or rive dirrerent organizations.
He had made a hurricane campaign and
gained strength dally to such an extent
that he was looked upon as an Important
factor in the race, if, indeed, he could
not win. He, himself, and his Triends were
confident ot victory. He vis a notable
figure in the campaign because of his at
tacks on Richard Croker and Thomas C.
Piatt. He was the Tim politician who
dared to publicly attack these men.
Mr. George had long been m rather feeble
health For that reason some of cne friends
with whom he consulted urged him not to
accept the mayoralty nomination. He
was impatient when the subject was men
tioned, nis.neaitn did not enter into the
matter, he said, ir he could do some
thing to Improve the condition of the peo
ple and the principles for whicti he stood
he would run. It was a question of hu
manity, not of his personal welfare.
. Tom L. Johnson was one of hw closest
friends and one of ttie last to acquiesce
it. i is candidacy. Mr. joliisoii aiu ..0.
day morning. "1 sincerely believe this if it
could have been made clear in advance to
Mr. George that by keepmgout of the fight
his lire would have been prolonged ten
years he would have gone in without a
Mr. George died as he would have pre
ferred to pass away-battling m the in
terests ortne people, or his hotientv, integ
rity and unselfishness, even his strongest
opponents have snoken In words of the
highest praise during the campaign. There
has been opposition to his principles, but
cot. a word of reflection on the man.
When George made his speech of ac
ceptance the effort bore So heavily upon
him that thohe who heard him predicted
that he would not be able to go upon the
stump. But his heart was iu the- work,
and he said in that memorable speech he
would go Into the fight if he dieu for it.
As the fight increased he seemed to gain
strength. He began making three aud
four speeches every night and his cause
swept the city like a whirlwind. Ther.
were signs ot exhaustion aud his friends
became anxious, but he would not con
sider his health as against the principles
Within the past day or two close friends
ot Mr. George have noted with apprehen
sion marked chauges in his appearance
and manner. Ills great, clear eyef, show
ing through big-rlmmed .spectacles out
upon a world tie loved and oeamtng with
eloquent kindliness upon "the masses,"
with whom he was so clearly in touch,
grow dull. Little wrinkles came at the
comers and his eyes sunk in hollow
caverns. His voice, usually resonant and
pleasant, was now pitched almost to
piping treble In conversation and he seemed
like one whose nerves were so highly
wrought that they might snap without
warning like an overtlght banjo string.
The pace ot the campaign was harder
than this man, high strung- and sensitive,
could maintain. That the fearful strain
was telling upou him became evident in
slips of tongue occurring in his last Tew
speeches. His hearers as a rule believed
that they were simply errors that might
lie madtf by one who thought more rapidly
than he talked. Now it appears that they
were the first indications of the break
down. At one meeting Mr. George referred to
himself as a candidate for governor. At
anotherh? said that Ms frixnds had asked
him to run for mayor, and now, "nineteen
years Inter," they had called upon him
again. He spoke of the election as occur
ring oa November 4. when November 2 jS
the correct date. He said that In 1S8G
he had told his friends, as a condition to
his acceptance of the nomination, to get
an expression from the people -to bringhim
a petition signed by thirty people. He
meant 30,000. and a moment later said
they had come to him with such a petition
ju. iteurrCe suet et-deii iu doing- iiat jn
writer on political economy had ever done
before- 1 he "dismal science ' under his
treatment has become a topic of absorbing
Interest to countless thousands of people.
His great work, "Progress ami Poverty,
Isas interesting as any novel. Thellstof hi
principal works nmt ttl t'm-nr piiMir-nti "
rVilnw: 'Our Land and land Pob'eV
1871; "Progress and .Poverty," 1879:
"Irish Laud Question,' 1SS1; "Social
Problems," 1S83; "Property iu Land," a
controversy with the Dnkeof Argyll, 1SS4;
"Protection or Free Trade," 1886; "The
Condition of Labor," an open letter to Pope
Leo XIII, 1801, and "A Perplexed Phil
osopher" tllerbert Spencer), 1892.
TIIE LONDON l'KESS.
All Speak in lruie of the Bead
London, Oct. 29. The papers publish
long'notices or the death of Henry George
and join in n general chorus of acknowl
edgment ot his personal integrity. The
crititNnis of his doctrines follow lines
in accf.rdaucc -with the view's of che In
Tli Times .-aj'hthat. If by any chance h-
was elected, Mr. George, although a
wnipu' lUly" honest man, would probably
hav disappointed his devotees. It adds
2'ou are quite
-ue'eome to credits
You must not delay
if you wish to take ad
vantage of these prices.
The quantity of the
cfoods is limited and
they will soon be sold.
6g pairs Si. 50 Nottingham
Lace Curtains 3J4 yds.
long, 50 inches wide
reduced to 98c
32 pairs $2. 50 do do, SI. 63"
49 pairs S3.00 do do, S2.10
47 pairs $4.00 do do, $2.65
53 pairs Irish Point Lace
Curtains 3J4 yds. long,
50 inches wide reduced
29 pairs 6.50 do do, $4.95
18 pairs S7 .50 do do, $0-85
29 pairs $3.00 Tapestry
800 yards 30c Dotted Mus
lin, 40 In. wide reduced
600 yds 25c Muslin, with
colored figure 45 inches
32 53,50 English Tapestry
Table Covers 14 yards
24 Sr.50 Japanese Table
Covers, ryds square.$l-l0
450 yds. best Sillcollne, 36
in., worth iSc. I2c
We i.z'C trading stamps
with each cash fur chase.
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Js FECIAL NOTICE.
THE Single Tax Club, of WainetOH. D.
C.t will meet at Typographical Temple
on Saturday evening, the J 0th iasc, at
8 o'clock, to take appropriate action oa tfee
death of Henry George. A foil atteRdaaco
of the members is desired. ad ever?a
is invited. By order of the execa si v board.
SPECIAL NOTICE -Garbage will be col
lected twice a week from November 1
to April 10. JOSHUA N. WARFIELD,
t contractor. oe2S-3vera
WASHINGTON, D. C . Oct. 10, 1S&7 The
bujfine.-b heretofore conducted by R. H.
Davh, and J. B. Wir-on. at t30-ff2 14th
8t. ne . as R. H. Davis & Col, has thts dar
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who will collect all debt and pay all in
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MARTIN-On Friday, October 29. 13QT.
at 1 p. m., of typhoid fever, WBkor H.
Martin, 502 B st. ne.
Notice of funeral hereafter. It
yesterday as follows:
Peter Burgoyne ...
Herman F. Pope ..
Catherine C. Combs
Charles T. Iardella
Sum Washington ..
.......... 21 years
.., z.. 6q years.
Mary Ann Sutz 74 years
Anna E. Colburn. 4 days.
Octavta Bell 9 days.
Park 10 day.
T. -W-TL,X.I3 LEE-
332 Pn. Ave. X. tY.
t Flrst-clitvs Kervice. 'Phone. 1SS5.
that his disappearance will give a great
advantage to Tamnmny.
The Standard says that Mr. George's
opiuions will be invented with fresh po
tency just because the hand ot l'atetonofied
htm suddeuly when he was Eaaklnfc ar su
The Chronicle declares ttKit no Better
man orsweeter roan has lived in many a long
year. Continuing tt says:
"When the great party of social discon
tent Is readyfor action aguinsc the power
ful forces of American plutocracy, e can
hope Tor It nothing better than that ichave
the guidance of at earnest, upright, simple
and wiioTe-souled a leader as Henry
F1TJI .SIMONS AN ELK.
lndifiniitlui: ot Hiiru Officials Over
India en polis, Ind., Oct. 29. There is
much feeling In off lchilcirclos of tst Orlr
of Elks here over the admbwion ot Bnb
Fitashnmons, the prize fighter, into a W
cal lodge of the order at Marion, Ind.
High officials of the order positively for
bade the Initiation, and declared that, it
would uot be legal, but the I&dee pro
ceeded with the ceremony regardless of
the edict against Fiuaimmons
District Deputy Armstrong wa her to
day In consultation with the other offi
ces, audit was determined to der&andtfeo
Immediate expulsion from the order by
the Marlon lodge which initiated him. and
if this is not done the lodge itself, will bo
suspended pending a final hearing; by the
supreme officers or the order. Mr. Arm
strong say that the reception ot Fitssim
mons was Illegal for two rwuons, it being
contrary to the order's principles to re
ceive such- characters aid F'tz-simnions be
ing a non-resident or the Stat"