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TILE TITHES, WASHI-VG-TDirv JTKIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1S97.
IJIOUXG. J.VEN1NG ASD StTXDAY,),
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1S97.
Vc trust that the Amcilcnu newspaper
piess will tread very softly when approach
tug. consideration or the Hon. Lyman J.
Gage, Secretary of the Treasury.
He is Santa Claus' piesent to the Democ
rlnpan nnd EnAvali.
Tapau has AvilhdrnAvn her formal protest
nj:ainsL American annexation of the
Hawaiian Islut ds. and has expressed her
deMrc to open negotiations Tor the security
of Japanese rights as thsy now exl-t under
treaties wltli the Hawaiian giTernment
The logic or this action is not especially
obscure- The tlai? to keep a good look
out for our blight little Oriental Triends is
AVhcu they appear to be meek and good.
It is worth wliile to bear In mln'J that
Japan jb pursuing a comnwi policy, and,
there is r.ol much doubt, has an offensive
,aud dafensive alliance wiUi Great Britain
Tbe latter In any case, and perljaps both
of atom. haA'e seen that the threat or
JapRnce interference Avas irritating to
American RenUment and might tend to pro
mote the chances of anuevatlon on that
account- Hence the withdrawal, and the
lelcgtuton of ttie subject to the care of
the Anglo-Japanese and Sugar lobby. avIki
can defeat the interests or the American
people, if any influence can, through il.e
poAVer of the millions Avhich the combined
interests aro AViHIng to pend this winter to
accomplish the ultimate absorption of the
Islands by a foreign power.
We do not belleA'e thatlhe shrewd policy
of Japan. in dropping out AvardlyobstructlA-':
tactics Avill delude anybody, any more than
we bclicA-e that intelligent Americans gea
, erally are ut able to feci the clammy hand
ot Jnglaudln II e premlsss.
A Mini "Without n Country.
. "Wa are under actual obligations to Mr.
'George W. Smallcy. the American corre
bpoudent of the London Times. It is the
first time that enve Avereable to fcayso;
but in -his speech at the New Engli.id
Society's .dinner in Brooklyn on Tue-day
ever.ins he taid .some things thatAverebo:h
refreshing aid important. His post les
sert address was demoted to lauding Eng
lanjd and cerything Prltlsh and to depre
cating America and oAerything American.
Without intending to kay the least thing
personal in -the matter, Ave maybe per
mitted to onsen e, on fstrictly gemral
principles, that it is someAvhat difficalt
to conceie of a more icathsome crMarc
than an expatriated American. AVho has
lost the power tosccanythinggoodor grv.i.t
in the land of hib liirth, and Avhose tiek
Hiittle Aeneralion Avor.ships at the Ahrine
or its foicigu riAals and enemies. Mr.
Smalley ma3' not be a man of that Mud,
but if he Le not, he should not lme maJe J
remarks which called for a protest :'rom
Senator Hawleyc-r Connecticut, wlo-wi-j)r"!'n'
- ti- iHni'iT. Said Mr. Small v:
Our sermonizing alwut Armenia, our
M'linoiiizing about Greece, our continued
pro-ocatioii to. Spain about Cuba, our io
Aerslon and perrersion of the Monroe Doc
trine or defense aud not of offense, and
i'inatiy ourproposition to annex Hawaii has
convinced continental powers that their
best policy is to unite against this country.
Tor their oavu preservation they will have
to adopt :i policy of co-opciation against
1'iuui .in' .i4-tuact it Avill le seen that
this exjiatnated native contemns about
everything that Americans believe in or
Avant. "We ne-ed not discuss the ienti
inents expressed, beyond remarking that
Ave fully sympathize Avith the American
Keiitlemen Avho Acre forced to listen to
them, aut' except to tay that Ave thank
Mr. Smalley for hib photographic presenta
tion of British opinion. fiepresenting
nothing else, he doeh represent and A'oice
that, and it if highly instructive to the
high priests of the holy sospol ot hypo
critical British arbitration to learn from
his.mouth exactly Avhat, ourdearly beloved
cousins are -after. AVe must abandon all
idea of the Monroe doctrine. "Wc must not
thinkof buildingthe Nicaragua Canal. "W-e
must leave Hawaii to England. We may
ot dare to object to Turkish barbarities in
Armenia, itor to the hideous and unspea k-
able atrocities of Spain in Cuba. We
must, be good, and do 4ust what the
London Tiuesand Gteat llritnin demaiul
of us, and leave the control or the teas,
the commerce or the world, and everything
el.-cnC value to ourjrtrans.Atl.'i-itio relatlvit,.
" ' 3"'
51 r, Denny on Ciilnn.
Mr Charles DenV.y, 3r., Tonrierly secr
tary of legation at Fekin, and a son of
our present jniiijrer to China, hah written
a letter to the New York Herald, con
taiuing seme polnjts aviucIi are A-aluablc,
as corrolie'rating the position taken byth'h
Journal in tij;inl,to the recent European
Mr. 1 enh'.s view is that the partititn
ot China became assured avTicii, In" 1805..
the -.vMhl-saw-the .siipincness with widen
the elliptic accepted its whipping at the
hands tr Japan. itussi.i, he claims, had
given guarantee that the integrity ot the
natioi'.s territory and the rule or the
Mane hu dynasty should not be difturbed:
but that arrangement, if entered Into,
atouIi" appeal to have leen ignored In
allowing iScrmany to occupy Kiao Chou.
is tint . met lea ought to make a firm
fctand for the commercial rights the has
acquit ed in China. Always friendly to
us, the Celc-ti'al kingdom, has maintained
tariff laws which were or equal oiwratiou
as to all nation. Under them we have
built up a large trade, which now Is
threatened by the seizure of the mot
important coast and commercial points
by th m. vera I powers of Europe. Mr.
Denliv believes that it is our duty and
necessity to make hiitaiit demand th.it,
in the division or the fpoils, this country
shall tie secured In equal .adv.intageS'AVIth
others, In rc'peet or custom duties and
No diubt Ave shall do so but whether
we could enforce such a proposition with
out going to war is a no' hcrmntter. Count
GolurhoVbki'b '"shoulder to shoulder" ci
alitlon or Great Piitain and western
Europe is piesent'.ng a European armcil
front on the Jaither .shore of the Pacific,
for the ery purpose of crippling the in
dust rial and commercial p rarer of the new
Avorld. 'Without the friendship and as
iistanee or mhiic j;rcat rorelgn political
force like Russia, it hardly I1- to le sup
posed that avu could lKpc to stem the
tide ot tltc movement, as far as Chinese
territory is roncenied. But at Iea-"-t
Ave ndght tr.
An Altruivtie Minister.
A sensation lias been made InNew l'ork
which ouglit by this time to be used to
sensation'- but is not, by the action of a
Brooklyn pastor. Thl clergyman, the
Rev. James Farrar byname is pastorof a
bis church- In which he gets SG.000 a
year salary, and he proposes to leave tliat
church and give up that salary and derate
himself o saving sjuh Avithout any salary
at all except a private income of abojt
There are doubtless some other min
isters avIio Avould like to follow his ox
ample. There are lome churches under
the present scheme of things Avhich would
be ton much for the grace of the arch
angel Gabiiel. They pay laigc salaries,
and expect the minister to earn his Avages
by conciliating the richest members of
the church without giving offense to the
poorer member's-. "They expect him to be
an orator, a'bttsfness man, a politician
and a humble professor of religion all
rolled -into one And the poor minister,
being a Unite man, is sometimes so put
to shame by tlie childish quibbles and
unholy A-.miirv of his Congregation tliat he
Avanls to be a second SaA'onaiola and tell
them all that they are miserable sinners.
individuallv and collectiAciy. and ought to
be ashamed of themselves. He envies the
hermit or the Middle Ages, who could
come out of the Avildcrness and abuse
people by name. Avithout Tear of losing
his position. And there is not much do'ibt
that many of the ministers avIio are really
honest and sincere would be A-ery glad
to labor in their calling Avithout meney
and Avithout price, could they be assured
or food and clothing for themselves and
their families, and the same amount of
influence for cuid that they have under
the prsent system o" things.
This minister tpems to have had that
feeling, and to have rolIoAred it out to
its logical conclusion. He hope3 to en
ter u field Avlierifhe can say Avliat Is in his
heart to say Avithout any one's daring to
Insinuate that his motives are not good,
ire does not like to feel that while he
hlmseir may regard his pulpit as a place
of usefulness, other people consider it as
a fat job. He does not like the idea or
selling the salvation of ouls for a price-
He may be poetical and enthusiastic, but
he is logical, and his logic is costing l.'m
just So.rU'O a year, and it is. therefore,
to be credited as honest logic May he have
as great .success In his ihjav Avork as he
diu in building up the church Avhich Avill
in future iay its SG.OuO salary to some
When a'prdnvinenr. hank in Philadelphia,
is corr.pelIeiT"lo close on account of hard
times, the degree ot McKinley prosperity ly
ing around loosi in Its immediate neighbor
hood Uopn tc-seme question of adequacy-
Of children or school age in HaAvail in
1S96, Includitisnatives and all others, there
Avere 14,250. The school attendance
averaged ST per e-ent, compared Avith 70
percent m California, and G tin Ncav York
Education for year, nas been compulsory,
and pmciically there is not any illiteracy
in IlaAvaii, except anumg recently imported
coolies Thi-- does not loo"k like a "hnif
naked. .semi-barbarous and Arkolly ignor
ant population." The British aud the
SuiKir Trust Avill have to find some neAV
argument auamst annexation.
Atter alt the glorification Avhich has
been given to the goddess Invention in
America, liiere are cases in Avhicli -Bteam
aud electricity cannot conuiete Aifh the
old-fashioned methods. One ot these thl-ms
la the matter ot cornmcal- Cornbread ts
admittedly one of the most healthful and
delicious of foods when it is properly Made,
and all oT the people avUo lived in the
ccuntry a geneiation or tA'oago Avill agree
that before tho days of tcam it Avas
pioperly -made. -It now appears that the
reason for this superiority of the old
fashioned ooriibread over the modern de
get eiate dodger whirli goes by that name
Is In tlie .superiority of water-ground ocr
steam-ground meal. Tlie bread made fiom
til former is light, sweet and hygien'.c,
Avhile that made from the latter ia a
clammy compound Avhich refuses to be
cooked. The outside js generally burned
aud the Iniide is generally like chicken
feed. So experts say. It is said that
one cause. Tor this difference Is tint
the steam-ground meal gets heated
betAvecn the stones, the mill "being
drl'.en more rapidly by steam than Ly,
Avaier. Another authority srtys tli.it the
mi a etnenia of a water ftilll are ,more
regular than thosejof a steairj mill' An
other fact in this connection is tnat the
Avater mill Is usually tended by a man avIio
has had years of experience and can lest
tlie mpal ly his fingers and t tell ny :n
Miiiet whether everything is as it ihonld
be. "Whether this is so or not. the fact
remains that Avater ground meal is a su
peiior article, and it is a very interns! ing
fact for manufacturers whofdo nQt ute
steam, and for people whO'llkft lie.ifthrul,
plain and old-fashioned food. ,
Although Mi. Haiiua is quite cheerful
about ackne!Aledguig that.Jf the Bushncll
opposition lias the A'otes it claims, die is
a defeated despot, the "if makes hlnV
still mor-i cheerful. Marcus A ureliilsi has
the price of ir any "lEs" in his little check
A load ot celluloid collars exploded in
NeAV York the other day- Tlie collar Mr.
Van Wjcl: wears, it may be said hi. pars
ing, is not made of celluloid.
In an Anglo-Japanese partucrahii. tho
British will furnish experience and Japan
the pretext. Trobably in .the near fntire
Japan avIU liave the experience and'.Toljn
Bull the Island of Formosa.
They have had a fracas out in M mcie,
Ind.i over what only a consciousness of
the general immorality or puns prevents
the thoughtful observer from calling a
grave indiscretion. Tlie scene ot tlie
fracas aa-is a cemetery, and the occasion
a dog funeral It seems that seven years
ago a man made the request on his death
bed that his pet dog should, Avhcn it came
to die, be laid at the font ot its master's
grave. Tlie AVidow promised faithrutljT'hat
this should tie done. Time continued, and so
did the dog. It Avas quite along-lived il g.
The other day it died, and the Avido.v gave
orders, according tu nrfpinise, that it should
be buried at tlie foot ot her husband's
grave. The sexton, though he dennrrod,
did as he Avas told, or he supposed he "id.
Not long after, however, another wu'Ioav
came to the cemetiTy to vibit the gniA-c
of her husband, and avus much surprised
and displeased t rind a new-made non-id
close by. She hunted up tho sexton vi d
demanded an explanation. The se'oa ex
plained. Then it was discovered tint Uie
lady Aviiose husband hadownetl the log had
not visited the cemetery for several years,
had forgotten the precise location of her
husband's grave, and given the Avrmg
directions. She is perfectly willing to
have the dog's body removed, and put in
the proper place, and the second Avidow
is very anxious that this should lie done,
but the sexten is mightily disgusted, and
threatens to send the dog to acremutory, if
he has to play resurrectionist. As a ion
sequence, everybody is unhappy and un
settled about the matter, except the deud
people aud the dog. and it is possible that
there may b? a luAVsuit.
The Boston returns Indicate among illur
tilings that tlie average American citizen
Is averse to throwing aAvaj-hls vote.
Mr- James Gordon Bennett is a'ngry
beraufce t no Spaniards shot Kuiz. Mr L"cn
nett evident! thinks that hfs great and
good friend Abdul llamid Is the only per
son who lu.s a right to indulge in that
sort of thing.
A mvs Item announces that Ncav York
society has long been deAoted to cigar
ettes. This probably accounts for the
reduction In numbers from -100 to 75.
Mr. Armour is ready to testify that Mr.
Leitcr goes against the grain in an un
usually irritating manner.
Florence'.-? r.n?t JoUe.
(Fiom Harpei's Magazine.)
Florence's last joke was one of his besr,
and Avas also peculiaily pathetic and pro
phetic. He came to New Yoik from Boston
at Ihe close of an engagement there, and
was on his way to Philadelphia. AtMic
Fifth Avenue Hotel, Avhcrc he always
stopped, he Avas told that the barber who
had shaved him for many years had i.ied
that Surday ir omlng. and Avastobcbur'ed
the next ufteinoon. Florence's profes
sional engagements Avould not permit him
to attend the funeral, but he Avould "ike to
do something to sIhiav Ills respect lor
Fritz, and his sympathy for FritzV family.
The boys in the shop had subscribed for a
floral Uibutc and had raised S23 tor the
purpose. "Heie are 527 more," said
Florence; "make It something haudso'iie.!'
As the largest contributor he Avas nsk.l
before he left toAvn to suggest an -ippro-piiat"
ir-otto to be fixed, in purple Aio'sts,
acioss the enormous mass of Avhitc roses
Avhich had been ordered Tor the occasion
something Avliich everybody would under
stand, and Avhich Fritz himself would
haA-e liked. Without a moment's hesita
tion the actor said "Next." and tlie word
Avas accepted and adopted.
"And, alas!" said Mr. Jefferson, telling
the story, "poor Billy himself vas the
next tc nnsAver the familiar call!"
(From the New York Sun.)
Sixteen thousand dollars is the record
price paid for a cablegram, that price haA--ing
beei. paid for a message sent by Mr.
Hennikcr Ilea ton to Australia in behalf
of tlie British Parliament, neuter's ac
count o the Murderer Heeming's trial,
4,000 words, cc-st 58,000. An l,S00-Avord
dispatch from London to Argentina cost
$7,r.00. Tlie most expensive priA-ate mes
sage so far is that sent by the King of
Italy to the Duke of Abruzzi at Bio
Janeiro, informing him or the death of his
father, the late Huke ot A-sta, which cost
Tlie Moon nnd the Sea.
I ort had Avondercd Avhy the Sea
Should truckle to the Moon;
Hut Avnen I sought thecause therefor,
I found it one full soon.
Night after night, I Ava tolled the Moon.
Howl thAvart the A-aultcd sky;
And then again I Avatched tlie Sea,
When the floAVing tide A-as high.
The Moon XroAvned on the angry. Avavea
That beat upon the strand-n
Intent, to overcome the Earth,
And overwiiel m the land .
Shame-faced, they turned, fled in dismay
To utter depths, lizlow
When from abOA'c, cried out the Moon
'Tims far, O, Sea, you go."
The Moon is empress of t he Sea
Its tides obey her avIU;
Her kindly beams dispel its storms
She Avliispers, ''Peace, be Mill."
Long Ii-e the Moon! Some say she's dead!
When dies the .Moon, die Ave;
When Luna's blotted from the sky.
There'll be one, shoreless, Sea!"
J. J. EVANS,
SpeakerKcedand two or three other rr.em
hereof the Committee on Rulc3 of theliouse
held a coufeience yesterday afternoon in
tlie Speaker's room at the Capitol. It Avas
understood that the proposed amendments
to the mlcs Avere Inroj-niaUy talked over,
but that no conclusions tharKvould Avairatit
a recommenda tliUbttaJ full ccmin tjeeAvere
reached. i'herev Is tonsiderabie cariosity
among the memliers of Congress as to the
character or the pioposed amendmentH,
but no one thusfar excepting thecomnilttec
is In possession of the information, and the
committee declines to make it miblic. If
amendmijillH are adopted, ihey. will, of
course, become public property, but if
they areiol"approed of, it Is probable
that it Aviirbe a yj-xy long time before 'the
proposed changes arc made known. It is
saidthattheSpcakerisby no meansaaxioud
to makeany cliangesln the rules.
. , Cj -',
Many ot the mcfiiberH of the House,
Senate, and Supieme Court arc deeply
intciested in the, proposition to dhide the
space iormcuy occupied oy -ne i-ougrea-Rional
Llblnry ri'tiithe Capitol, and arc
anxiously AAQitlugjXor the joint committee
having chaige of this matter to make i
lepoit. The committee is at piesent con
sidering Iavo prhminul proi'ositions, first,
that of dovotlitg "the space to committee
rooms for Members and Senators, and.
second, to place ittiitho old library looms
the Senate, House, and Supieme Court
libra! ics. ThJ judges Avould like tliis
change A'ery much, tor it would be moie
convenient fclMhcm, and the 10,000
A-olnmes in the law library could be better
at ranged tl an they are now in the rooms
under the Supreme Court. " It Is proposed
to place the Ihav library in the center of
the old library rooms, and to de'otc
the east end of these apartments to tin
Senate. The library of the Senate is
larger than that ot the law department,
but it is said theie is ample room for
It in the space suggested. The House
of Bepieseiitatlves Avould use tlie west end
for its llbinrv. Tills arrangement Avould
be a vidy eeo'tomical one, for little or no
repairs Avould be necessary, as there are
ntiAV a sufficient vumber of iion shelves
and galleries. If this proposition should
be adopted the Senatoisand Membeis could
easily Iioa-c the piesent libraiy rooms
changed into committer rooms. Tlie
expense would be trifling computed to
Avhat it Avould cot to change the old
Congiessional Library, (pinrtcrs into com
Mr. Riiighnm, or Pennylvaniii , made a
flying visit from Philadelphia to tlie capital
yeiterday. He Avent direct to the rooms
of tho Hoirtt- Committee on Appropriations
and dictated a great quantity of corre
spondence He Informed u representative :
Tlie Times that ills return to Washington
Avas purely unofficial, and tliat it was
caused by private and personal busme-s.
Mr. Blngtmu. returned to Philadelphia
later in the day.
Mr. Hepburn, of Iowa, has gone to I is
home, at Cluiinda, to pass the holidays.
It is his intention while there to obt.iiu
an accurate expression of opinion front
his constituents as to the desirability of
modifying or repealing the civil 'scrvlc?
teform Iuav. During his absence fr-itn
Washington the Republican anti-civil st
Alee reform .conference committee, of which
he is the chaitman, will do nothing. The
subcommittee, however, Avill continue to
collect what'wer facts they can find which
they think may assist them in their op
position to the laAV. and soon after O-n
gres icatscmhlcs the subcommittee a; III
rejiort to the full committee a bill pro
viding for modifications of the civil service
law, togctbet Avith their reasons for urg
ing the introdiirtion in the House of tlie
bill. The crmmlltee Avill consider tlie le
ports nnd ti en turn the ay hole mattor
over to the Republican conference, .v'lich
Svill pass , Judgment.
Ex-Gov., Kellpgg, or .Louisiana, looka
dubiously at the iuture or the Repub
lican parly in his State, and he attributes
all the avocs tliat Have befallen Louisiana
Republicans to the appointments of the
Administialioil arid the domiuaUou of
Southern patronage by Senator Hn nni.
"Republican - affairs are in bid sLupc
doAvn our awiv," remarked the govmcjr
at the Capitol yesterday. "L"ist April
at our SUle election Are polled 0,000
Aott-s, and wo'liavc alAV.iys had a A-ery
respectable minoriby in holh houses of
the State legislature. Next month we
elect the n c-inlicrfci of our constitutional
conA'ention, and I A-enture the prediction
that the Uepublicaas -will not poll 1 0 per
cent or their strength. The regular or
ganiyMioi has been practically wiped
out of existence, and no Republican tickjt
has been nut in the field. The machinery
is now in the hands of the Uenias croAVI.
for the Republicans, Avhcn they sa.Ai it
was the CA'j'dent Intention or the Adminis
tration te put Hemas, "Wimberly and th.is
croAVd in power, abandoned the machine
ami let these fellows run it. But even
Dcmas has not nominated a ticket. lie
Avas afraid to nominate a ticket," lest be
might. sIioav hit oA'n Avpakness. They
haA-e joined Avith the Populists so as to
put up as big a poll as possible. Tho
regular Republicans avIU stayaAvay from
the polls. .All this is due to the actio i
of the Administration in making local ap
poinlmenla in our State."
The House contested election cases
present the unusual spectacle of a man
in the goA-cniment serA'Ice with a salary
ot mte than S10.000 contesting a seat
in Congress. Tlie occupant of that seat
is Hon. John Rhea, of the Third Kentucky
district, and the contestant is Hon. W.
Godfrey Hunter, minister to Guatamala
and Honduras. Dr. Hunter claims to have
a good case, and has left the matter in the
hands of his counsel, Gen. Dudley. Mr.
Rhea believed that when Dr. Hunter got
his appointment he Avould drop his contest,
and hr is seemingly someAvhat exercised
over Gen. Dudley'.- determination to push
it. Still, inasmuch as this Republican
vote is not needed, and Dr. Hunter is
abroad on a handsome salary, She Republi
can Hot..se may decide tliat ilr. Rhea can
keep his scat. Before his departure, Dr.
Hunter intimated to some personal friends
tliat if he av.-is seated he would resign his
mission and come back to Congress.
SeA-c:al Senators knoAV a little better
now than they did Avhere Senator Thurs
ton, of Nebraska. li'es. The. im-itations
to his silver Avedding anniA-ersary tomor
row mentioned as the place simply Tnor
Avoid, Avhich is tlie name of the Senator's j
home in Omaha. Many Senators thought
it was the name or an apartment house
in "Washington, and numerous but unsuc
ce&sfiilinmiir esAveresefcon foot to locate it,
Thorwold, it may be taid, Htands at the
top of the hill on the main street of
Omaha, overlooking the city. It is a beau
tiful cit J huioe.with large grounds, stables,
conservatories,, etc. ft, is a roomy home,
finished and furnished in beautiful style
and has been occupied by the Senator and
Mrs. Thurston,, for the past fifteen years.
Mrs. Thurston's taste, running In the direc
tion ot the antique, and for pottery, has
enabled lier to,-embellish this home in the
most artistic rnauner. Ic is said that the
reception tomorrow night will he ths most
magnificent show O-maha lias seen in years.
The niltiistcr who married Mr. and Mrs.
Thurston iWeiity-fivc Tears ago traA-cled
all the Avay from. Tttcnma, Wash., to be at
,the anniversary. u
JpsLi us Good.
( From tlie TCJioxA-ui3 Journal.)
"Ah. James.' yrove broken all the good
resolutions you made."
"Yes, sir; but I shall make others quite
as good."' '
A Jolly Xmas
"& to-all our friends and customers. May the day be
one of mirth and merriment. For those who have
not already purchased their gifts let us suggest
for them to apply the golden rule and give some
thing they would like to receive. Something in
the Clothing line is always acceptable, and we are
jt in position to supply your wants in that direction
.!& both fthfia-nlv and faulfclesslv.
.Storm Overcoats. ta
A. grand present, with deep collar, rr
ca.sjbimere lining; splendid quality 4)
Houble-breastedor with long capes,
the new styles: a most useful
-iA.:mj ti i',
Full Dress Suits
Make very handsome girts. The cut
anu finl-li of ours are beyond criticism.
Ful! Dress Pique Vests.
That' others ask ?a.00, we st;ll nt$cO
Fancy Silk Vests.
Single and double-bteasted,
iV line of
price is .ri.uu
For those sending gifis
goods free of charge.
Through the courtesy of Mr. S. P. Lang
ley, secretury of the Kmllhionian Institu
tion, ac bote iec?ived a plendid volume,
handhomelv illustrated, and a woi thy illus
tration ol tne printer's art It isentitled.
"The Smithsonian Institution, lSlO-l&hO.
The Hhlui vents First Ha IT Century: edited
by Gennge Ilrown Goode. f'ity or Wash
ington, IfcSVT." 11 isa noble woik relating
to the h!.tory and achie-ements or an
endowment wm -h hawlonr moie toudvanw
American sck-iiliric attainment aud, in
its illfIllenee, to foiward thr dewlopmeiit
or Ainetlc.iii lesources and opportimitie.-,
than any otlici single rorcc in our liatlonai
lire, duiiiig tlie years or its activity.
The Avork under review is a monument to
the menioiy of Us distinguished cditoi. Or.
Goode, avIio, to the giief of the scientiri--circles
ot A met lea and Europe, passed to
his icwaid some time a-o In the prime
or lireand Avhen those who admiied and
loAcd him believed that yet he had many
years before- him in Aviiich to complete
tiie putiloth' and seir-abneg iting career,
Avhich was hihornbleto luii. and ennnenily
useful to his country.
The beok begins, appropriately, with
a lire sketch or James Smith-'on, foundo;;
of the JnstitutJon. The riicumstance.s
or the birth or this man, whose memory
should be severed by all American, arc
detailed. That they InAolAed a Ii'e-long
idiie-- to him, anil clouded the satisfaction
which, otheiwKt-, must haAc been derived
from the exercise of such a clear and il
Iutniria'ed intellect, is plain. We i-hall
not reAie-AV the evidences presented, which
aie highly Interesting, but meieiy quote
the genesis of James Smitliooii as .-tate-d
by himyelf in his Avill, in which heilescrit c;
himself as "s0n to Ilisgh, rirst duke of
N'oitliumberlaiul nnd F!i.rte-lh, heivvw
of the Huiigerfoids, ofStudIey, and nlei-
to Charles, the proud Iiuke or Somerset.'
Smlthson Avas an Oxford man of eiedit
and renown in his college day, and, dur
ing his residence at Pembroke, gave evi
dence of high ability in the departments
ot chemistry and geology. Afterward, lie
became distinguished as tniA-eler, investi
gator, and Avnter, tu connection with thee
sciences. He suffered the pains of poor
health resided mostly on the continent.
Bom in 1763, he died at Genoa. Itaiy, on
June 27. 1S29. On the 2Gth day of Oc
tober, 1326, he made a will, providing
that in case Ids nephew aud heir, who avjs
to enjoy a lire tenancy ot the estate, should
dio without issue, the whole property
should bo devised "to the United States
of America, to found at WaMiiugtoii.'indrr
the name of the Smithsonian Institution.
an establishment for the increase, and
diffusion of knowledge among men."
Once, in a letter, James Smiths-m Avrote:
"My name snap" live in the memory of
mat! Avhcn the titles of the Xort number
lands and the Percys are extinct and for
gotten." Surely, he builded Avi'h wisdom
in promotion of this aspiration Avhen lie
made tte liequest, which, "Avben uccepted
by the United States Government, formed
the initial step in the creation of an in
stitution whose position has been al
together exceptional." The Avillnnd v.-ishes
of the bcnefacto' "have been carried out
by those immediately administering them
Avitli a constant scrupulous Ihoughr or the
intent of the rounder," and the activities
ot tlie institution have been divided "into
tAvo great distinct, but parallel paths, Che
'increase' end 'diffusion or knoAvlcdge."
Dr. Go'odc- Aviote; "What has been done
in these two paths, tho reader may p irtly
gather from tills volume in tlie former,
from the various articles, by contem
porary men ot science, describing its
activities Ai research and original con
trlbutions to the incrca or human knowl
edge; in the latter, in numerous Avays
among other-:, from the description of tha
work or due or its bureaus, that of the
International "Exchanges. Avhere, it may be
more immediately seen how universal :s
the scope ot the action of the institu
tion which, its accordance Avith its motto,
'Per Orbetn." i1- no' limited to the country
of its adoption, but belongs to the world,
there being outside of the United States, at
the time I Avrite, more than 12.000 corre
spondents, scattered through every porti m
of the globe."
Alter man differences of opinion as to
how the Smitosouinn bequest should be ad
ministered in the Twenty-ninth Congress
f 1845-184T), a bill iucoiporating the
institution, practicallyin its j:re;ent form
Avas passed under the leadership of the
distinguished radical thinker, Robert; Dale
Owen, of Indiana: but much or the credit
of our national acceptance of the benefice
is due to John Quiney Adams, the"
Member of the House.
The volume is enriched with a mass of
matter interesting to students of America i
history and science. Biographical notes
of the various regents arc given, including
f-ticlinaniRsas Louis Agassiz, AVilliamBlaek
hoiue Astoi (son of the first John Jacob
stor), Chester Alan Aithur, Alexander
Dallab Cache. George Bancroft, John C.
Breckinridge, Lewis Cass, Salmon P.Chase,
RutusChoate.Dr.Jaiiies D.Dana, George! M.
Dallas, Jefferson Davis, Stephen A. Douglas,
OPEN LATE TONIGHT.
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CorkscreAV Suits, sin
double-breasted. The regular
out of the city, we will ship
910 F St. N. W
William lit-t I'e.'M'tidcu. Millard Fillmor".
MelAillf W.FulIei. AVjlham Preston John
ston, William Walter Ple-Irs. William Te
eumeh Sheiman, .Roger I'rooke Taney,
Gen. JoMjph Wheeler, Dr. Theodore Iiu'jgl i
Wooley and ether.
Of the three teirelaries of the institution
there I" an admiral le sketch by the lae
Dr. Goode. and one aho frcm his i-en on
the "Smithsonian B.iilding and Grounds.'
Saerelary Langley contributes a most
Aaluable review of "The Benefactor."
Tne ''United States National Museum" is
finely tnated by Prof. Frederich Willia i.
True, and tie "Lttrary by Cyrus Adier.
Other tapers are the ''Ltiirnu of An-prican
Uthuolo) y." by fror. Vf J AU-C-e: "The
International Exchange System." by Fiof.
. C. AVinlock: the "Astrophysioal 0'--erAatory,"
l.y Pror. W. C. Lat.gley; the
"National 7eoIogical Paik." by Pror. Frank
Baker; the ''Exploration Work or 'he
Institutbn." by Prof. F. W. True: "Rio
graphical Sketch or Dr. Ge"brge BroAvn
Goode," lj Dr. Daid SUirr Jordan, and
a numbei or monograplts on scientific
sulijects w nrreu by Americans of fame.
The Smithsonian Institution long has
been honorcil fir its athfeAements, and in
cidentallyfor its technical and other pnbd
cations. The prc-'ent volume will add ;o-ts-avcII
fFrom the Springfield Republican.)
Humor on the stump in Australia rivals
that in America for Ct itic raciness. At the
recent general election in Victoria a candi
date speaking in Melbourne and growing
eloquent ir our own "spread eagle" style,
asked Avitl. thrilling vfreel-"What is itthat
has made England Avhat she is migaty,
revered, ro'rd andre"peetI?' And eA-ery-one
wa-' tiying to tliink Avhen a iroice with
a rich, s nonius brogue in the back p-irt
of the hall answered, i'Oireland.'
"Sew l'ork Pctoffice Profits.
(From the New York Jun.)
The Oroollyn iHistoffire yielded a net
profit to tiie United States Government last
year cf more than S'.'SO.onn Tnt. profit
on the New i'ork city ioJtorrice was Si,
700,000, and in the whole territory or
Avhatl to be after January 1 theGrrurr
NeAv Vork the inistal receipts were ?9.
100,000, the iostnI expenses $1,100,"JO-J.
nnd the net profits to the Govvr no -nt
To the E.litrr of The Times.
If tne Government should issue five hun
dred millions of greenbacks, payable half in
gold and half in silver, Avould it not
produce at once general financial pros
perity? SIXTEEN TO ONE.
Tlie Jamiaiy Harper is out, its Mvc.-al
feiturcs b?lug tne fiist part of a novel
by Henry Seton Mcrnman: a profusely
Illustrated article on Stuttgart, by Klibc
J. Allen: "The Ncav Northwest," by J. A.
Wheelock; an article most instructive and
Interesting to followers o' the stage, en
titled "A Group or I'Iayer," by Laurence
Hutton; and three unusually clever storie
"The Blazing lien-Coop," by OctaA-e Tha
net; "J,ass;l p.. Crooked Tt-.ill," l-y Fie4lerick
Rcmingtor; and Between the Lines ai
Stone River, by F. A. Mitchel. There
are poems by Francis Stem Palmer and
Louise Berts IMwaids.
Tho AJoininir, Evening and Sund.iv
Times, for fitly cents, u mouth.
Gold Spectacles or
Proper crises -put in after
Christinas tvilhoul extra
with excellent leuses as low as J3.J0.
Kodaks and Cameras
from ?. up.
McAllister & Feast,
"13 1 1" F Street N. W.
10th, 11th and F Sts. N. W.
Closed all day Saturday (Christ
And then Christmas cheer
in good .earnest. Have .all
the little settings ready
been done? Of coarse not;
thej- never are, until sthe
-er3- end. We are trying
to make it eas' for the last
minute people to choose
with comfort and there's
plenty jet for them,tp pick
The following list simply
hints of the i. goods that
are to be found here in such
superb assortment. It con
tains suggestions for.every
bocly, possibilities for all
conditions of purse.
Dainty Lamps make best
cf Xmas gifts. This year's
styles are remarkable for
choice and odd effects at
little prices. More satis
factory Lamps are not made
than we are now showing.
As a very special value we
offer many one-of-a-kind
Lamps, complete w it h
jj'lobe, chimney, etc., in new
and exquisite decorations, at
the popular price,
China Ware Department.
Dinner Sets. FrenehClrtaa. 52f.00 to SSft.9ft
Dinner Sets. Austria a. ..-..
Dinner Set's .Mgllli
Tea ttcts, .Frwieh china.
Tea Set. German cfclna...
Toilet Sets, 1-7 styles..
Ice Cre-am set-
Pudding ets, china
Chocolate Se's. china
Tcle-a-tere sets, cnloa ...
Chocolate Pots, chtna ...
Saiad idBtie-f. chlaa .
Cake Plates, china .
Tracki-r Jars, china
Sog.1 r a ml C ream Sets
Comb and Hrusti Trays...
Fancy Pin Trays ...
Bon Hon Boxes
Fancy wgar Uowls
.-si .SO toSCU0
. . . noc. to
.... 35c. to
Presseel Glas Det.u-tm nt.
...$1.00 tW S5.50
35e. to S.0O
...Rrte. t Sr..flO
Lcmonaile Glasses. do
Tressed Gho-s Solnd Biwl
SI. 00 to S.0t
..10e. to 50.
..13c. to $1.00
Hoitsef urn. shin Department.
Brass 3 o'clock Tea Kettles.
Chafing Dishes, complete...
Nickel Trays, and .scrajier..
French e?lass Mirrors
Smoking Sets -
Scrap Baskets -
Sterling- bi ver Department.
Sterling P II ver IIatFruhes.. $1.00 to $3
Sterling Silver Cold Cream
Sterling Silver Combs 50c to $2
Sterling Sliver Tooth brushes 75c toil
Slerlimr Silver Nail Files 50c to $-
Sterling Siler"VhikBrto'ns.$l.O) to $5
Sterling llAorCurr " uttons.. Mlc to $2
Sterling Sller Shi e Horns. .$1.00 to $4.
Stirling Silver Eonnet
Erushes $1.25 to ?3
Sterling Silver Lorgnette
Chains .-.$1.25 to S?.
Stirling SilAer Sugar Spoons. $1-25 to $2
bterimg saver souvenir
Spoons .j:.. 7"HTto$2.
Sterling Silver Prooches..... 50c to SI
St-i.ng eiHer Match Caxes.$l.Otcr$e
Hosiery D ptrtment.
Ladies' Cotton IIoe 12 P-et&75o
Indies l.ii'le Thread Hose 25e to S1.50
Ladies' Silk Hose 7se to $4.00
Children's Cotton Ihy-e 12 l-2e-t72o
Children's Lisle Thread Iloe -!Orto7Je
Children's Silk IloJ-e 55c to St.7r-
Toy Dei.i tmcut.
China Tea Sets
Toy Carpet sweepers
ABC i-ie-tuie Hooks
Oak and -Aianogany Tabt.
Large Palnd Wagons....
.... 2oC M Sfi.00
.... 5en "si.yi
.... 25C to $5.00
.... 50a to SlOiOO
108 to sa.oo
10 to 75o
.. 10C to $1.00
5c to 75c
."00 to $1.00
... 5c to 50o
.. $1.00 to $7.01)
.$5.50 to Slrf.OO
... 25c toSlO.OO
..$1.00 to $5.50
..$1.25 to $2.00
..$1.00 to sn.r
The Exposition of Indian Art
Will .soon be gone. Those -wishing to par
ticipate in the tmrgams now offered have
no tim to los . For Christmas presents. In
dian Oddities are must acceptable. They
ure nmiiur nnd curious. They attract and
Interest Loth young and old. They charm
the modern Taney by their oddity. The
associations make them doubly valuable.
Direns of PIECES OF PECULIAR TrE
BLO POTTERY ARF NOW OF LUED at
half and less than half tli original price.