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THE WASHESTOTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 1894.
The Washington Times
(Ecry Day In the Year)
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The Washington Times
General Manager: H. J. BROWNE;
Editor: MARSHALL CTJSHINO;
City Editor: EMORY FOSTER.
Office: 1IUTCHIS BUILDING,
COK.NEK TENTH JU.D D STBIET3 NOKTHWEBT.
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WASHINGTON, D. C, MABCH 21, 1S9L
The Weather To-day.
For the District of Columbia, eastern Penn
sylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Mary
land, threatening -weather, with probably
showera in the afternoon; Increasing south
THEY HUSTLE FOR "THE TIMES.',
The Times is represented among the busi
ness men of this city by Mr. Towson and Mr.
Robinson. These gentlemen would bo called
in westom parlance hustlers from away be
yond tho head of the creek. They aro alert,
business-like, thorough, original. They prizo
the vnluo of The Times as an advertising
medium. They exploit Its merits upon all
occasions, because they beliovo In it so much.
Moreover, they are ready to help merchants
to make tbeir advertising effective by helping
to secure to them tho best results. They
are ready to write, or to have written in
the office of The Times, the announcements
of advertisers who don't already employ ad
vertisement writers. Send for these rustlers,
gentlemen. If they don't call upon you. The
chances are, though, that the) will call upon
you. Listen to them. It will bo money in
your poiket, or they wouldn't ask a moment
of jour time.
GE. OTERRALL'S OPPORTUMTY.
The naval prowess of Admiral O'Ferrall,
Governor of Virginia, has already been
firmly established. lie told us ho would
shiver his timbers before he would allow any
Mar land oyster pirate to scatter to tho four
winds tho rights of tho oystermen of the Old
Dominion. Ho buckled on his sea legs, boxed
the compass, and hove to. The Man land
oyster pirates thought it best to pull for the
shore. Governor OTerrall now has an op
portunity to e-tnblish his military prowess.
Let him march upon Jackson City. It Is said
that there are gamblers there, with pool
rooms, and it Is believed by many that they
violate laws. Governor O'Fcrrall's duty Is to
call out the militia, execute a flank move
ment with Alexandria as a base of supplies,
tunnel under the pool-rooms of the Jackson
City gamblers, and blow them sky high.
Before they could reach tho ground again tho
reputation of O'Ferrall as a general as well
as an admiral would bo familiar to tho
.MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP Or STREET
Bv a "I believe that street rell-
Membeb or 1ras should belong to mu
nicipal governments, be
cause tbey are a publio
ntoit necessity, nnd public ne-
Kansas. eessities should belong to
and bo managed by tho
people. On the same ground the people
should own and control their own system of
lighting and their means of water supply, m
order that the service may at all times con
form to the will of the people. I believe that
street rail wa j s should belong to the people,
because corporations are not mindful of the
public convenience, or even the public safety.
Corporations are notorious for their neglect
of the use of safety appliances when it is a
matter of cost to themselves, and they are
usually so rich or so influential that they are
above the reach of the law until the public
grievances become too great to bo borne.
I would not permit corporations to own or
manage street railways, because through
greed of gain they are too much in the habit
of overworking their men, compelling them
to work so many hours that they become in
efficient through weariness and loss of sleep,
thus giving rise to numerous accidents and
frequent loss of life. Tired men are never
sale or efficient. Yet a3 the corporation stock
Is bought up by men for gain only, and they
aro determined to mako the most possible, in
the very nature of things they pay their men
tho lowest possible wage3 and work them the
longest possible hours, to the great detriment
of tho service and great danger to the
All theso things can be avoided if the people
own and operate their own street railways.
Instead of public gain and big dividends, the
si'cty and convenience of the people will
become the first thing to be looked for. Street
railways owned and controlled by the people
ir.aj be made to pay good dividends on the
actual cost without charging as high rates as
corporations chargo when trying to pay big
dividends on watered stocks and various
forms of over-capitalization, so well known
to corporations. I am told that in the hands
ot corporations stocks often rise as high as
200 or 300 per cent, above par value. In such
cases there is great temptation for corpora
tions to oversell stocks for the profit there is
in it. If the roads were in tho hands of the
people, there would be no such temptation;
but, on the other hand, the charges to the
public would bo reduced, and wages of the
men workm-j on them could be raised and the
hours of labor reduced. As one may well
Bee, all manner of safety appliances and
all manner of publio convenience would be
more readily adopted when tho roads were in
the hands of tho people and the inordinate
desire for gain has been eliminated.
As applied to this city, I am of tho opinion
that no corporations now holding charters or
franchi-es should bo favored with an ex
tension ot time, but in nil cases they should
be compelled to surrender all rights and
franchises and vacate tho field at the
earliest moment that it can be dono without
violation of contract. And still further, I
would hold all corporations now managing
railways to the strictest account, as to the
violation ot tho terms of their charters, and
In all cases where contracts are violated by
them to the detriment of the service and tho
safety of the people I would declare charters
void and compel them to surrender their
charters to the people. In my opinion tho
safety and conv enience of the public should be
the lirst consideration and the subject of gain
should be secondary. In every view that we
may take ot tho matter, it will be seen that
the public ownership and management of
street railways by the people is by far tho best
and cheapest p'on. Jon:. Davis.
Annie Bailey is dead in Philadelphia at 121.
But expect no joke about the somber quiet ot
that town, not to-day.
Cluskcy Cromwell likes us, and Cluskey
Cromwell ought to know.
John McGovern, a Niagara Falls hackman
thinks he is an emperor. Ho is.
Mr. Lemuel Ely Quigg Is in New York be
tween trains, but what is Washington's loss
is Gotham's gain.
CoL McClure, of the other Times, is recuper
ating at Atlantlo City. Pretty soon he re
turns to Philadelphia to pull the administra
tion out of its hole.
Whltelaw Beid Is not seriously ill, which is
reassuring, as ho will cow have another
chance to run for Vice President.
Advices from New York are that Paddy
Dlwer Is sotting to be a big boy now.
Friends of The Tikes, talk to advertisers in
The Times about tho paper. Don't let some
other medium get tho benefit ot tho value of
Governor Tillman is boycotted, it seems, by
tho swells ot South Carolina. Perhaps they
scom tho Tillman variety of saloon.
The deposed president of Honduras is com
ing to the United States; but in a minute or
two, when there is another revolution there,
ho will return.
James J. Corbett proposes buying a house
in Brooklyn. It has been suggested that he
wants to learn how to put his antagonists to
Mr. Commissioner Truesdell: Have you
subscribed for The Times as yet?
Attorney General Olney and Mr. Josiah
Quiney have played by far the best tennis con
nected with the administration, but their
names have also been associated with other
athletic performances which have not pleased
Mr. Cleveland so much.
The Times is too good a paper; you cannot
Leep it up. Can't, eh! Wait nnd see. See?
Tho delivery service of The Times is poor.
It lia3 not had time to be good. The business
office of tho paper has been almost over
whelmed with subscriptions. The delivery
boys work night and day, and can hardly sup
ply the business offices and families and de
partments that desire to peruse The Times
each morning. The office force and the do
livery fore were both enlarged yester
day. But complain if you do not get your
paper, complain either by calling or writing
or telephoning the bdsihess office. You shall
bo served, and promptly. The Times costs
bat a cent. If you do not find It for sale in
all tho usual places, report it. Pay no more
than one cent for it, and report to tho busi
ness office any one who tries to chargo you
more for it.
Miss Kato Field's assertion that she knows
how it feels to swallow a torchlight proces
sion bids fair to become historic.
Complain if The Times doesn't reach you
regularly and promptly.
Perhaps Dr. Depew thinks that an offer of a
Secretaryship of State under tho last admin
istration entitles him to something equally
good under tho next.
Senator Gallinger used to be a printer, and
one feels somehow, when one reads his
speech about his attack on the fenderless
trolley cars, that he is loaded up with
all tho sluss in the Government Printing
M'. Allison also Isn't quite prepared to say
whether he believes In a reduced southern
representation in the next Republican na
Ben Franklin is still Interested In the pros
perity ot The Times. The one-cent racket
pleases this dear old philosopher's frugal
TnE Times Is too good; it can't last a sore
Send this paper to a friend at home. Per
haps a true aDd fearless daily epitome of
Washington and national life is just what ho
has been looking for.
Mr. Manley: When Mr. Hatton comes
around you again with a note-book lu h.s
hand just look out Ho is an expert stenog
rapher. Mr. Breckinridge missed his calling when
ho didn't become the Sultan.
The Times hasn't any mission. Oh, not
but it has the drop on a heap of fun.
Geography of the Tuturc.
Ot what is the surface of the earth com
posed? Comer lots, mighty poor road9, railroad
tracks, baseball grounds, football Held?, and
What portion of tho globe is water?
About three-fourths. Sometimes they add
a little gin and nutmeg to it.
What is a town?
A town is a considerable collection of
houses and inhabitants, with four or Ave
men who "run tho party" and lend money at
15 per cent. Interest.
What is a city?
A city is an incorporated town, with a
mayor, who believes the whole world shakes
when he happens to fall flat on a crosswalk.
What is commerce?
Borrowing 55 for a day or two and dodg
ing the lender for a year or two.
Name the different races?
Horse race, boat race, bicycle race, and
racing around to find a man to Indorse your
Into how many classes is mankind divided?
Six enlightened, civilized, half-ehllized,
savage, not worth a cent, and Indian agents.
What nations are called enlightened?
Those which have the most wars and the
worst laws and produce tho most criminals.
How many cations has the earth?
That's according to how you mix your
drinks and which way you go home.
What is tho earth's axis;
The lines passing between New York and
What causes day and night?
Day is caused by night getting tired out
Night is caused by everybody tnking the
street cars and going home to dinner.
What Is a map?
A map is a drawing to show tho jury where
Smith stood when Jones gave him a lift under
W hat Is a mariner's compass?
Tnrf, Ticld nnd Farm Tips.
To know how a horse feels, learn how you
would feel In the same condition.
If more judgment were used, our country
roads could bo greatly improved without any
Breed for brains as well as speed, as it is
necessary that they be combined in the horso
that is to be a money winner.
Whipping makes confirmed shiers. because
the horse connects the pain with tho object
of his fear and is more afraid of it thereafter.
There are manny trotters that can't trot,
and it is also true that there aro many train
ers that can't train and many drivers that
A bird in the hand has always been worth
two in tho bush, and a mare that has proved
her capacity to produce speed is worth several
Man and horse are wonderfully alike.
Whatever distresses one would distress the
other. God designed them to be the best of
friends, and to abuse a horse Is mean and
cowardly to the last degree.
Three from "Town Topics."
Young 'Un There's the man who broke a
Old 'Un He must have used a stone
Lady Have you ever sawed wood,
Tramp (evasively) Pardon me. I have
Jack I am troubled greatly with insomnia
May Why don't you talk to yourself after
going to bed?
This Breckinridge Business.
Chicago Tribune: The plaintiff needs some
able-bodied male relatives.
Boston Globe: Forever out ot the class ot
possible Presidential candidates.
Kansas City Journal: Anthony Comstock
may yet have to be called on to edit the evi
dence. Chicago Herald: Bivals tho House of Eep
resentatives as a pugilistic and vituperative
CLOAK ROOM AND GALLERY.
"When the tinkering on the first tariff be
gan in tho flnanco committee," says Harry
Walker in Daily America, "these dispatches
said that the interests of theso two trusts were
antagonistic If an increased tax was not
placed upon whisky It would be all the better
for tho sugar trust, which would get that
much more duty in a way on refined sugar.
The sugar trust and the Now York syndicate,
in their paid reading notice, intimated that
several Senators are likely to have to arise in
their seats again in tho benate to a question
ot personal privilege if the interest of the
whisky trust is not curtailed. This is taken
as a direct declaration of war by the sugar
trust people under Senator Voorhees.
"A relativo of a prominent Senator is hinted
as the man who is getting favors for tho
whisky trust Everybody knows that that
means John Paul Jones, the nephew of Sena
tor Voorhees. ,Mr. Jones makes no secret of
tho fact that he is tho paid attorney here fdr
the whisky trust.
"The attack of tho sugar people also goes
on to show that prominent people from
Terro Haute, Senator Voorhees' home, are
employ ed by tho whisky trust lobby. This
article is undoubtedly expected to frighten
'the tall sycamore of the Wabash ' and, if it
does not havo the desired effect, other articles
may follow in tho lino of a direct assault upon"
"Tho whisky trust people," Mr. Walker
goes on, "aro very apt to also engage in
newspaper ndertislng, and I hear to-night
that they havo employed a skilled Journalist
from New York, who is now engaged in
writing an attack upon tho sugar trust lobby
and exposing somo of the inside workings of
that unpatriotic institution. If things keep
up, the facts of both sides are bound to come
up before tho public, and a lot of speculative
Senators are liable to find themselves in a
vt ry unpleasant predicament. So far as tho
fight between the two trusts aro concerned, it
seems to bo a case of dog eat dog."
w m m
I asked Senator Call, of Florida, yestorday
what ho had to say to tho statement of Mri
Burrows, of Michigan, who had just returned
from tho Sunny South and brought tidings o
great joy to the Republican camp in tho state-f
racnt that that stato was up in arms against
tho tariff bill. Senator Call denied that there
was any more truth in the remark as applied
to Florida than in tho case of any other state.
Speeial industries alwajs wanted some dogreo
of protection, and Honda was concerned inti
mately In the question of reduced duty on
fruits and to a lesser extent in tobacco nnd
sugar. Florida wanted her share of protec
tion if the other southern states were to
have any, but in tho main the sentiment ot
the state was friendly to tho bill.
Senator Call said that Florida had suffered
greatly from tho depression of tho past six
montLs. There was little money in tho state,
and the hard times had drawn money away,
thus intensifying tho senrcit. If people
could rav their taxes in oranges and bananas
it would be .ill right. There has been con
siderable railway ae eiopmeut ana extension,
but this was not always for tho best Interests
of the commanitj. The railway comjanies
rceolved large grants, and between them and
tho uomesteud land giants the land W03
r.ipidly being gobbled up. The Interior De
partment was stealing the state by Its appro
priation of the marshlands. "Our govern
ment," said the Sen itor, "bought Florida for
a good rojpd s Jm in millions from tho for
eigner?, and now is giv liu it awuy again to
foreigners In Lrm-taJ claims
Senator Eppa Hcnton, of Virginia, was sit
ting quietly at his desk ju9t before tho session
of the Senato yesterday .corning when a
a crowd of cistingu'shcu looking Virginians
entered solemnly hy the rrnln door of tho
Sen ito and wa'ked down tho nlslo and over to
tho Virginia Senators seat. The first in tlu
line introduced himself .is "ca;.taln.' nnd
then one was presented nft.r tho other, each
bearing the title of captain.
fciuntor Hunton looked rather dazed at tho
number of men from IN tatc lidding that
ri-ni. but when th" Undc r of the r arty state I
th it they bad come to interview him. he re
plied good na'uredly, "Interview away."
They had come to back Mr. Herbert for tho
Alexandria postroastership and wanted Sen
ator Hun on to b-cL them. I understand
from a member ot the party that the Senator
suggested that the Congressman from the dis
trict in which Alexandra is located. Mr.
Meredith, should f!--t approve this candidate,
and also that Mr. Meredith ins tho name of
ome one else for the pla"e carefully con
cealed in his vest pocket.
Artist Lippman, wno did somo brilliant
sketcli work during the special session for tho
New lork Hcr.i'd,nnd has since becnenlicn
ing the lengthy reports of the Pollard-Breck-inridge
suit by similar snap shots, was back
in Ms oM li lunts y eslerday in the Senato and
House prtss galleries. Liter he will probably
set fortn the scenic features of the tariff de
bate for the benefit of Mr. Bennett's sub
Congressman Justin R. W biting, of Michi
gan, Is one of the most thoroagh-going tariff
reformers in the country, and h vs been a
vigorous leader in the fight in his district
and elsewhere before he became a member of
the Ways and Means Committee of tho pres
A fnend of his told mo a good story about
Mr. Whiting's pluck when a young man ot
22. A large mercantile concern in Iowa, of
which his father and some others were cred
itors, had failed, and it was necessary to send
Borne one to represent theso interests and un
ra el the tangle, loung Wh.tlng was sent.
He stayed ono year and worked with such
characteristic energy tnat at tho end of the
time the creditors realized twice what they
would have if the failed firm had been closed
out immediately. After that Mr. Whiting
had all tho credit and backing ho wanted, and
he soon became largely interested in salt and
lumber interests in Michigan, which yielded
him very satisfactory return-,.
A frequent visitor at the Capitol during the
the past three or four days has been
ex-Governor Bowers, ot Connecticut. He is
hero visiting his son, Hon. Edward A.
Bowers, the Assistant Commissioner of the
Land Offlce,who lives at the Cosmos Club and
is one of the bright men of this city. The ex
Govemor is very fond of political hfo and Is
a good, old-fashioned Democrat. He takes
pleasure in listening to the debates in the Sen
ate and House, especially in the latter, a body
of which ho was at one time a member. His
district is now ably represented by Mr. Pigott,
a keen, wide-awake lawyer, who has been
named chairman of the Committee on Mer
chant Marine and Fisheries. Governor
Bowers sinco his stay in town has looked up
all of his old friends in this city, of which
there are not a few.
A New Jersey delegation was on hand early
yesterday morning looking for Senator
McPherson. They had como to see what tho
Senator was going to do on several tariff ques
tions, and one ottho number said emphatically
that there was such strong opposition to the
bill in New Jersey that its passage would mako
the stato Republican for twenty years. An
other of the delegation, speaking of a particu
lar industry, that of oilcloth manufacture,
one of the leading interests of the state, said
that tho suggested scaling of tho duty from
forty-five to twenty-flvo per cent, on all oil
cloths at or above twenty-five cents was
aimed specially ut tho production of thi3
article. What we want is a reduction in tho
duty on burlap, out of which oilcloth Is
made, say one-half, and the tax on oilcloth
itself left where it is; and we aro going to
get it, he added. The committee had already
assurances ot aid from Senator Smith.
fractional Postal Currency.
Senator Mills, from the Committee on Post
Offices and Post Boads, made an adverse re
port yesterday upon a bill introduced by Sen
ator Kyle providing for the issue of a frac
tional postal currency in lieu of postal notes.
The bill introduced by Senator Colquitt to
provide for postal card letters was also re-
Single Tax .Meeting.
Dr. Longstrcet last night delivered the first
of his lectures on the single tax to on appre
ciative audience at 919 F street northwest,
and we would advise all who want to under
stand the economic and social questions of
the day to attend. Tho importance of the
land question was also discussed by Judge
YOUTHFUL FORCER CAUGHT.'
W. H. Quinn's Wide and Expensive Career
of Crime Temporarily Checked.
W. H. Quinn, a boy of sixteen, was arrested
yesterday at the Pennsylvania station for
forgery. He had just arrived from Chicago,
where the crime was committed, and was on
his way to New York. He is a well-dressed
fellow, of good education, and comes f one
ot the best families ot Cambridge, Mass.
When seen at the station lost night he
readily admitted his guilt, and told how he
came to grief. His career has been a gay
one, and his Held extensive. Ho commenced
operations In New York, and traveled over a
great portion ot the country. Between his
sobs he told bow he left the parental roof at
Cambridge. He had been attending
school. His mother advised him to give up
school and go Into somo kind of business.
Ho went to a small town in New Hampshire.
Here ho proceeded to sign his mother's namo
to a cumber ot small checks. These his
family redeemed. Proceeding to Buffalo,
N. Y., he procured S10 in the same way,
and in New York city.
In Loi Angeles he met ono Ell Fesscnthal.
Thence he went to Chicago, where he opened
n bank account by depositing a check for 8210
which had his mother's namo forged to it
The Windy City soon absorbed his cash and
he was stranded. While in this condition ho
changed tho name on bis bank book to H. H.
Brown, thus giving Brown a balance of 6210.
Ho met about this tlmo his old friend, Fc3
senthal. Tho two grew quite jolly over a
bottle of nine, and Qulnn showed hi3 bank
book. "Would Fcssenthal mind cashing ono
of Mr. Brown's chocks?" Not all all; soFes
senthal dropped $50 on ono check nnd SHO
on another. Beforo the banks opened tho
next day young Quinn was on his way to
Quinn arrived here from Harri3burg last
night and falling afoul of a city detecthe
was arrested. Hi3 family having grown tired
of his actions, have refused to refund Mr.
FeFSenthal his money, and Quinn will have
to pay tho penalty of his misdemeanors. Ho
estimates the money thus obtained and
squnnitered sinco tho 31st of January to
amount to $1,000.
Trom rirm to Uundic lioy.
Washington Times Publishing Company:
Oemxemev Allow me to congratulate The
Times upon its successful issue I consider it a
Crst-class, breezy and readable paper, and a val
uablo addition 10 our dally p-ess. I wish for it
all the success it deserves. What tho boys of
the store think of it is best shown by the Inclosed
list of subscribers, beginning with the firm and
ending with the bundlo boy.
cry truly yours,
T. PUT MORA.,
Robinson, Chery Co. s Ad Man.
Subscribers B Robinson, W. I- Chery, E. T.
Robinson, T. Pliny iloran, H Clay Men art. E.
B Loane. Thos Lutz, G. O Davis, J Green wry
Bain, G A. Boylo Dougherty, SIonL D Kogere,
V. K. Larrimcrc, L II York, I A Roman, P. J.
Xowyabr, W. J! Eprloy and C. W. HtlA
YU11 Have 30,000 Subscribers.
To the Editor of The Times.
Hurrah frr The Times, the people's paper
For several years I have been convinced taal
there was room and a constantly lncras.n; ne
cessity at the natlrnsl capital for Jes" suh a
paper; but knowing soacth n;cf thadiCcultlC
experienced in bringing the Infant into exist
ence, I wi.s totally unprepared for tbe robLst
youugBterwhlch was Lorn 'enday moiuh ,' AnJ i
the second numter more than fulnlis tbe prcm- ,
lso ot the fire:. Tho japcroi.h: to, and, I be
lieve, will tiae 55,000 regular BJtsirlbersirsIde
of a month. Long life to TnnTuiEs'
. H. b;ll.
round Itself Famous.
To the Fditor cf TnE Times.
The Times dsubtlcss rei'.izod this morning
how Byron felt whi I e vote to end hi.nse'f fn
mons. Tile working people of th's city ned
n po-ver that, lightly used, -111 make 1 HE TIMES
a success far beyond tbo dreaT.s of nay of ito
projectors. And I hope and believe they will
Edwin Gladhdv, 1! D
Has Its Opinion of Breckinridge.
From tho PLIiadelthla rth Amerl-an J
Tho "inti cato personal fr.end ' has cn-cn
to outbno Congressman Breckinridge s tics or
defense. From Leslunin;; to end it i-, to be1
an attack upou Mi3 Pollard's pergonal cl ar
actcr. She is to to proved Lnch ute from
girlhoo 1, a liar and a pi rjurer. and ths lit
ters which she p-oduc"d in court remeTi
bered presumably a thicr W tne" to
swear to all thtse ebarge3 aie aire .dy wa ting
la Wa-hington. Their combined le-timony
is to crush the young wnman to tho t.irth.
But suprose Mr. Brck.nridjc doe-, prove
all that, and sjpposa he proies racre. tco. -n
what way, except pOsSiblj to cs -po the p.ij
meLt of damages, will he belt 'r h.- o'vn t on
dltlon? The public will not believe th it he .
did cot know the woman's character before.
and he will s'mply fall into tho pit whlc.5 te
is now digging for hr.
She Breaks in Boots for People.
Every da the field of woman s labor is
spreading. The latest thing in that lino has
developed in England, where a lady cams
her living by breaking in boots for .styii-h
patrons. She wears them a few d. ys until
they becomo easy to their owners, bho
chn'rges half a crown per i air. In three days
they are usually broken in, aud she on'y
wears a pa'r two hours each day. Some
times she wears six different pairs in one day.
Hatch Antl option Bill.
Three hours were spent by the House Agri
cultural Committee y esterday in tho consider
ation of tho anti-option bill, and 03 a rssu't
all but three sect'ons were finished. Tho tax
on dealers In futures and options was p'aeed
at S12 instend of S21. and the bond require I
to be furnished for a faithful compliance with
the law at $3,000 instead of J10.000, as pro
posed by the original bill introduced by Mr.
Prisoner I object to that sentence, your
Judge On what grounds.
Prisoner I've already served two terms,
and it is against all precedents to servo a
Electricity in Tanning.
A favorable report will bo made on Sena'or
Peffer s bill to establish an electrical experi
mental station to determine whether elec
tricity can be profitably applied as a motive
power in farm machinery.
Leo Wheat sees every theatrical perform
ance that comes.
It is said that Hobart Brooks has serious
intentions as to another tragedy.
Mr. Soua, one see3 your "Liberty Bell
March" in the music-store windows.
Mr. Shaware y ou going to gn e ns another
excellent comedy company this year?
Doorkeeper Buckingham 13 back putting
tickets in that little black tin box of his.
Margaret Boid, of the Bobin Hood com
pany, is Sue Trenton, of Indianapolis, off the
Box-office man Allen, down at the Acad
emy, is really dellclously like a billiard ball as
to his head.
Dave Henderson is here with his "Sinbad"
production. He likes to see everything
straight in every new town.
Henry F. Norman it singing some of WI1
lard Holcomb's verses in the "What Are the
Wild Waves Saying" song in "Sinbad."
Percy Gregory is engineering the amateur
performance that somo ot the St. John's
church young people are to give after Lent.
Horry Bapley has exquisite taste in the
matter of neckwear. He is handsome enough
to be able to afford a large amount of style.
Edwin Hoff, one of tho tenors of the "Bos
tonians," who sang the part of Bobin Hood
last night, is a Washington boy and used to
be a choir singer here not so many years
Ed. Vroom, who played "Buy Bias" here
two months ago, is spending the winter in
Washington with Mrs. Vroom. He wears his
hair rather long, but not too long fo a player
Mr. Coote, onesif the prettiest, and wittiest
women In Washington was heard to say of
your lorn Blinker in "The Prodigal Daugh
ter" that it was the most artistio work in
Washington this Winter.
Edgar Temple is to alternate with Edwin
Hoff in the part of Bobin Hood. When he
sings f o-cight or to-morrow his friends will
recognize him as the tenor ot the summer
opera company of last year.
CORRIDOR AND CURB.
"Clarke county, Ala., has fewer Bibles in
proportion to its population than any other
county in the United States," said Iter. B B.
Honrard, ot Newton, Tonn., at the Biggs last
"The people are lazy, indolent, and thrift
less. You will remember reading last Sum
mer of the terrible feud existing in that county
between the better classes and an organiza
tion known as the 'Meachimltes,' In
which over thirty men lost their,
lives. The leader of the crowd
was a man named "Tooch" Bedsale. Bed
sale a number of years ago wa3 a strict
member of the church. His family and con
nections were among Alabama's best people.
He was a graduate of the state university,
and, it is said, was once a polisbod gentle
man. Soon the church to which he
belonged become involved in a quarrel,
whieh eventually become so bitter as to
cause one of the factions to bum
the little worshiping house which had
stood in its place many years. There has
never been another one erected in its place,
and so tho community, following out a natural
law, has gone backwards and backwards,
until many of them are now but little better
than savages. Take tho Bible away from a
community and you breakup schools, destroy
happy homes, contentment nnd civilization."
"I was hunting down in southwest Minne
sota last fall," said Harry W. Ewing, who
sells Presbyterian literature from New York,
at the Normandie yesterday evening. "One
day I strayed away off in tho woods in search
of bigger game than squirrels and quail. I
had been shooting. All ot a sudden I ran up
across a rude cabin built of unbewod los.
It was situated right in tho midst of an almost
impenetrable forest. There was no road
leading to or from the bouse. A barefooted
woman was standing at the door, which was
the only aperture, tho cabin had. Sho invited
mo in. The room was as dark as a cac.
"You don't seem to bo very much enlight
ened around here," said I.
"No," sho replied. "John's bin sayin' Lo
was er gwinter cut a light hole, but John's
powerful lazy, John is."
There was a short pause, in which time she
began unwrapping a rag which covered a
sore too. Then I asked if there vere any
Presbyterians in the country.
"I dunno." sho said. -Thar's ti.o hides
thar .under the bed; Look for yourself.
Thnro aro lots of varmints 'er provtlin'
eround, but I ain't hearn John tell about
klllln any whatchcr call 'em!" I told her
"And are there no churches in the vlcin
itn" I Inquired.
Sho looked at me In stupid amazement. I
"Is it possible," said I, "that y ou do not
know what religion is; that Jesus Christ died
to sa o s'nners"'"
"You say he s dead? WjI, I've beam John
say somthIngalout hiti, but ho ain't never
told me hewuz dai. ne jis goes to the store
oiery bitt'day and hears .ill the talk, bit he
never lei's ine ncthin'."
"I could stand no more. I went back to the
bte road and traveled it until I got to a rail
road." "And so you've never known nor heard of
Char!s II. Hill'" said Thomas B Kerron.n
rcpr "-enutive ot a Chicago trado journal, to
the- Curb and Corridor man. .as ne finished
wiln tho ruttenrilk tro'a bis rcoJStMce in
front of a tall counter yesterday.
"Well, yoa have ml'sed the most original,
uniou", heterogeneous an I corns atlag indi
v du tl tl at ever lntiah.tel this mi ndano
s h"re of ours. Hill is a praluate of the
Aniiarnl s iaval .Valeuy He quit t e
uav. bovevHr. rniiuatng in hlscH-). He
hi sia tnd va-io'isocupatiuns. but ner
SfirH loettchon. Ho just s ashed aro jnd.
an o jft Poit ng on the sar'ace of occasions
a j I tri t n to lack."
Wbi" t is ct."07. ths BtvH an dyna
ra in t ru - r. we- lym- ,st tho wharf in New
lork II! a p arad on tho s -en .
'vo h-t," siil h" to tho commanding
oEcrof the vcs 1. "you mj know how to
ru -' j ., net y Hoi, ieier and sjioke ci
n' tic's do'fn vour way aul jouve teen
tokr iy sjicAsilbl ia lais n reiolntions,
Lu: yu i ou't i'.iw I ow to sjprc ss them.
Ian t io u.ai y. u want. II shoi' yon ('
tot,? now torua a gunboat, if you wll tnko
".Jo II 11 was irr.d" a 1 entnnant of tho beat,
rnl thj v.v bo spileu1 I b u 1 ai several
lo leis 'ro ii hl.n s n e u has ten there. He
l,n bfi-n rrorete-,1 rl.I i a'oD-'. and in his
la-t Mti r h- toM me II' l t e gi-cra i cut brj
pro is i I .m ig thins-s He utr.her added
that he ha 1 i-- a 'it n c of en'n'tVi
rih t sirrtuitv mire I iiMi niithut
tho vedtiing was net T'.ny i'.-js "tint"
- - i
CbsrLe Drew, di;lj at of th? Boston
Tntotr, rnigran lo! I J'nl Wh.t'ii', of T.fs
fleld, wjro a the Vrl n ten re mt'y with the
mcrcantllo affa rs covn ttPc o' the Mass -- I
chas tts Legislature. Mr. Br wis .1 veteran
nPwsfapT man. and Col. .I;l..n; u Vfteran
bal iir w.th on y oni art:. A monua ent
iellop tho otbir at one of the Gettysburg
Prominent among progressive and public
spintel North Ca-ol n ans is Col. Julian S.
Carr, who was s-en ty The Tjies at the Ar
lington last night. At 40 he U two or taree
times a milliona re. ij pr.slJent ot tho great
Durham Tobacco Cooipany, rrieidect of the
No-Ill Catol na Slate Agricultural Society,
president ol the Youn.: Men's Demo-ratic
Club, and uses his big Infoiii li'ionlly in
Lulldinch'irfhtsan) ndowlngcollcjes. In
th deal look nto tho retirement of Scautor
r.osom Col C'nrr ! a pro air-out Senatori il
prol.ib lity. Ho Is rich, handsome, Oistln.
l-uhed-Iookln, casy-manntred, and one oj
the most sacccsful business ten in the South .
Naturally Judge Clark s contribution in Mon
day 'sTijies on tho postal telegraph attracted
attention. In the political upheaval in
North Carolina ho is proaiiuea'lv mentioned
as the In lertndcnt candidate for chM justice
In the abDroachiLg state election. H s wife is
a daughter of Hon. W. A. Gribam, at dilferentJ
times taccrUa'v of the Navy . United btatcs
Senator, and Governor of North Carol no.
Judge Cla-k I- recognized as one of the brain
iest men la h.s stute, and his identiflcation
with the independent movement there is giv
ing the Democratic leadera iu the state much
"Some people thought." slid the Agricul
tural Department cynic Ian night, "the st rus
tics of crops and anima's would go to the
dogs because htatistieian Dodge was asked to
vacate tho Agricultural Department. B Jt one
roan docs not mako a world. Just see how
easily "Hatch's mnn," Phil'ips, once a mere
clerk, now makes tho figures hum regularly
cachmontn. Ana ne makes uis operant es
come to taw, too, after weeding out most of
the useless Bepublican. When his offlcid
genius is not blazing, Phillips is quite genial,
sometimes mellow. It is predicted that his
statistical and literary abilities will "boom him
through the next Republican admlnlstr ation.
Just ns likely as not.
"The addition to the architecture of tho
Agricultural Department of an enormous
wooden beer mug is a kind of insano improve
ment never authorized by Congress. It must
havo cost tho salaries ot several decapitated
inefficient clerks. And il leaks, after all.
"It is worth any man's time and money to
take a trip South right now," said J. C. Car
away, of Boston, last night "The treei are
all bedecked in a new suit, down there now.
The honeysuckles are in 'r'l blosom,tho
gardens are filled with ros ',nd tho birds
aro singing merrily.
"I passad up the Illicois Ceotral from hew
Orleans to Cairo a weok ago. We left the
Crescent City early in the morning and
traveled all day through a veritable field of
flowers. The plantations were alive with
plowmen, and everybody seemed to be doing
something. As far a3 the eye could reach it
met with changeable and picturesque scenery.
The sir was redolent with the most delight
ful fragrance. There were boys and girls at
every station selling strawberries and pure
Jersey cream; busy commercial men getting
off and on the cars; tho hum of bees; the mu
sic of the woodman's ax; the laughter of chil
dren going and coming from picnics, and the
plaintive notes from tho yellow throats of the
mocking birds. We have beautiful Spring
seasons up in Massachusetts, to bo sure, but
they are incomparable for beauty with the
March days in Louisiana aad Mississippi.
J. C. Clarke, the oldest president of a rail
road company in the United 8tate3, is in the
city. He has chargo of tho Mobile and Ohio
system of railroads, running from Mobile to
St Louis, and he bos recently made a trip on
s hand-car over every mile of track under his
supervision. Mr. Clarke is originally from
Baltimore and has many relatives living there.
Thirty years ago he was a common laborer on
one of the sections between Washington and
HISS FIELD ON PROHIBITION,
She Hopes Jical Dow Will live to See the
Hiss Eate Field delivered her lecture on
the "Intemperance of Prohibition" at the ban
quet ball ot tho Shoreham, commencing at
8.30 o'clock last night Nearly every seat was
occupied. Miss Field was attired in a beauti
ful costume. She held a bunch of white roses
in her hand during the delivery of her lecture
and wore a banch of violets pinned to her
corsage. Justice Brewer introduced her.
Sho started off by saytng that she disliked
to discuss prohibition and the fanatical pro
hibitionists. While out lecturing in Iowa
she bod made a few remarks on the
saloon question which caused some of
the rabid "dry" people to assert that
she not only drank whisky, but that she
chewed tobacco. Prohibition, ahe asserted,
was impracticable and had been a failure all
over the country. It made perjurers and
hypocrites out of more people than any other
agency sho know of. Itdi nt prohibit.
She bad investigated itdherself in every
prohibition county in this country, and gave
statistics tending to prove that in Iowa,
Maine, and Kansas there was more drinking
and a greater number of saloons than when
tho license system prevailed. 31en, women,
and children loved forbidden fruit Tell a
man he shan't Co a thine, and he will do it
or break a suspeoder trying. No country
ever yet legislated its people into morality
Sho believed In high license.
Miss Field wanted it made a penal offense
for nnyone who would adulterate wines or
liquors and then let the bans of social ostra
cism bo placed around those who seriously
offend the privilege of tnking a drink when
ever they wanted it. Moral suasion, the force of
good example and pure liquors were the best
weapons with which to fight intemperance.
Sho related an experience sho had with a
small glns3 of Iowa brandy. As it went
down hr throat she said she felt as if sho
were sw Uiowing a torchlight procession.
"It is quite a coincidence," sho slowly and
deliberately said in the midst of her lecture,
"that at the same time I am talking aialnsi
Erohihit'on there 13 a meeting at Convention
all celebrating the 90th birthday of Gen. Neal
Dow, ono of tho inaugurators of the per
nicious, despotic, and fanatical prohibition
laws. I hope he may live to seo a hundred
years, and before that time see every ono of
the laws he has helped to make repealed."
Continuing, Mis Field said that prohibition
had created an illicit distillery to every hun
dred voters in Georgia; had made thousands
of drug stores in Kansas aud Iowa, and
jiaine s laws me laugning stock 01 me coun
try. Prohibition did not decrease crime; it
made the criminal calendars larger. Dy spep
tlcs make more alcohol than distilleries.
Then should the country do away with them?
Alcohol was in everything, even In tte water.
"If you will notice," she said, "you will
find that total abstainers are always eating
pies nnd othtr stuff which ferments in their
stomachs and makes alcohol. Tbey thus
make illicit distilleries of themselves and beat
tho government out of n legitimate tax."
Then she bounced off into a scientific dis
cussion of her theme, talked until 10 o'clock,
made 0 polite bow, sat down, and was armly
A Case hlch Promises to Be of Interest to
Vale and Harvard.
New HiVEt, Conn., March 20. Papers were
served to-day on Dr. Jay W. Beaver, pby-ical
director of Yale university, and John
C. Kebabian. a local importer of
Turkish goods, in n suit brought by
tho 1 resident and fellows of Harvard
college to recover S110 on bond or SiOO given
by Dr. fa aver and Kebabi in as a guarantee
that the tuition and othr I Ills of Sarkis
Kebabian, while a student at Harvard, would
le pa d. Tho trlai will, it is expected, bnng
out some rccuh.i- things. The defense
.rill charge the authorities at Harvard
with Laving lured youn,? Ketabian
from Yale by n""er.ng him flattering Induce
ments whieh were never realized. Further
ictin' the claim will be madetbat the Harvard
authorities, lu 0 dis.rs to outstrip Yale in the
close ra-e for nuxer.eal supremacy, have on
Sdvcr.il occasion- Indclgl in this practice
to rob Yolo of her nniTgrad antes.
Kenabinn. in a reply from Harvard request
ing information, received a letter offering
him very flatter n Inducements to leave
la'e rxil enter Harvard. H was told,
it is a'lczed. that if he enerod Harvard and
ma nta ned 11 certain standing in bis classes
to would be assured one ol the scholarship
offered by the col ege. Kebabian entered
Uarvu'olin 1S32. He at once took a high
rank, txctl ing the cecessa-y stand to
tecire a s.aolarship. Tae scholarship
priza wa not forthcoming, and after
raiting .1 j ear Kebabian left Harvard owing
vilO lo the college for board and tuition. A
demand was made ou bim for tho money, but
ben-'iiscd to pay.claiming that he had ful
fil il his part of the contract regarding the
scl olarship. and the college owed him more
than the amount of bis bill.
A Woman's Smile.
Ho cannot be an unhappy man who has tho
love and smile ot a woman to accompany him
In every department of life. Tho world may
look dark and cheerles without, enemies
may gather in bis path, but when he returns
to the flre-ide and feels the tender love of
woman ho forgets his cares and troubles and
is a comparatively Lappy man. He is but
half pref nred for the journey of life who does
not take with him that friend who will for
sake him In no emergency, who will divide
his sorrows. Increase his joys, and throwsun
shine amid the darkest scenes.
Conspiracy in Corca.
Sax Fbancisco, Cat, March 20. The Japan
Weekly Gazette of March 3 says: Ccrea ap
pears to be constantly threatened with dls
turoances. The latest is a bold attempt to
blow up the King and his family. The con
fpirators had prepared to destroy the
centr.il government office on February G,
luo uorean ew lenr s cmj, um mo nuio
and mln sters would nppear there in state,
but a little time before the time for springing
the plot the conspirators were betrayed by
one of their number.
What n .Man Will Eat in Seventy Years.
A man who lives to the limit ot three-score
years and ten, if in fair health and of average
appetite, will have eaten in that time about
13,000 pounds of meat, about 10,000 pounds
of bread and vegetable, about 25,000 eggs
and 5.000 pounds of fish, chicken and game.
Ha will also havo consumed about 12,000 gal
lons of various Quid3, or enough to make a
lako covering four blocks in extent an 1 two
feet deep. In other words, he will havo eaten
fou-teen tons of solid and drank 300 barrels of
Folger Who planned Morgan's houe?
Mason His wife. Y'ou can't come from the
smoking-room into the rest of the house with
out going in the open air and passing through
Let the adv crtiscrs, the merchants whom
y ou patronize, know that y ou arc a friend
of The Times. It will please them.
What Could Have Happened.
"Hicks and Mabel went skating last week,
and had a terrible fall over an embankment"
"Dear me! Anything broken?"
"Yes. Their eagement" Bazar.
Odd Items from AH Around.
It is estimated that 40,000 tramps ore
traveling over Germany all the year round.
The cabbage is tho development of a com
mon seaweed which grows wild on every
coast of Europe.
A wonderful nugget of tin has been discov
ered in the mines of North Dundas, Tas
mania. II is estimated to weigh 5,100 pounds.
A Dodgo county, Ga., negro who recently
plowed up six silver dollars on his patch of
ground is said to havo given up his farm
work entirely now to dig for silver.
On the occasion of the birthday of the Sul
tan of Turkey recently all the persons im
prisoned for small offenses who had .served
oat two-thirds of their sentences were re
leased. A specimen ot the leaves of the Victoria
regia, in the gard m of the Royal Botanical
Society ot Edinburg, is seven feet In diameter
and capable of supporting a wtight of S3o
BETWEEN YOU AND ME.
The country is literally held np by the nape
of the neck now by the sugar trust, or, rather,
Just at present it is the sugar trust which Is
holding the country np by the nape of the
neck. Of course tho sugar trust would make
money without much protection on refined
sugar, but it would make many millions
more 615,000.000 more, as it 13 estimated
with the proposed duty kept on. It is the in
tervention ot Mr. Scarles, the treasurer of
the American Sugar Refining Company, of
Mr. H. O. Havemeyer himself now and then,
and ot others, like Mr. Keed, of Nasb, Spaul
dlng & Co., of Boston, which holds the tariff
bill up in committee in order to have it come
out no way at all If not in their wny.
The Intervention of the sugar people has
been notorious in he hotels, in the lobbies of
thi Capitol, and even in committee-rooms
and Fenate chamber. The lead trust wacted
the duty on tilver and lead ores taken off.
They own a big smelter at Kansas City, con
trol the railroads running thence to Jlexico,
and own or control the Mexican silver mines.
They wanted ore admitted free. They fought
for It and got it, but the lead and silver ore
men of Montana, Utah, and other western
silver regions bounded in here. Lead prod
ucts, which tho lead trust also controls, were
also put upon the free list by way of retali
ation. This was unpleasant enough to cause
a compromise to be made; cow there is a
small duty both on lead ore and on the manu
It has been observed In these recent contro
versies over sugar, whisky, lead, and other
protected things that the lobby has moved
inside the Senate and House themselves, not .
merely in the persons of ex-mt mbers,who are
entitled to enter within the portals of the two
branches, but among not a few of the Sena
tors and members themselves. It is not to be
assumed that these men are interested from
venal motives, perhaps they have only been
influenced by powerful friends at home; per
haps they have not realized that tbey havo
been Influenced at all. But most of the
special thing3 which now come here for
special legislation find ready advocates, sup
porters, hustlers, and whips within the Senate
a; well a3 the House. For example, we all
wanted to know, when the sugar schedule
was under discussion, not what two or three
so-called kings of the lobby were saying and
intending, but what two or three leading
Senators said; for whatever the motives of
the persons who came here to represent their
special interests, they dealt direct with the
Senators themselves. There was no interven
tion of the ordinary lobbyist, unless it baa
become true that the ordinary lobbyist is the
representative of the special interest,Vwho
comes to Washington, stays at a swell hotel,
sends out his minions here and there, has his
minions como to him, often out of the Senate
and House perhaps, and in general runs
I notice several things about Mrs. Stanford
She has cot been compelled to decy the rumoi
that President Harrison and herself had mat
rimonial intentions because some alert and
considerate San Francisco reporter discovered
strung across the Chair of the late Senator!
piece of tape, which indicated that Mrs. Ctan
ford intended that nobody else than the Sena
tor should ever occupy it I notice that Mrs
Stanford is selling 5 000,000 of herrollroa
stocks, and we may all be sure that she i
doing it in a business-like way, for during the
Senator's life Mra. Stanford frequently kept
him from lavishing thousands of dollars upon
perfectly worthless objects. She didn't entirely
succeed in doing that,, the Senator was so
generous. She was aided very much, how
ever, by the watchfulness of Private Secretary
Joba McCarthy, cow attached to the fortunes
of Senator Perkins. 3ir. Stanford used to say
that John McCarthy wa3 worth 550,000 a year
to him for the beggars and schemers that he
The opposition to the Jersey bridge 13
mainly inspired by Senator William Pitt Frye,
of Maine. His relations with the Huntington
and other railroad interests are notonousj
but it is not known that he has a personal in
terest in the North Biver Bridge Company,
the charterless rival of the Jersey bridge. His
nephew, a Mr. Cutler, is secretary of that con
cern, and it is well known to the friends of
the New York and New Jersey Bridge Com
pany that Frye's opposition is chiefly inspired
by this relationship. He is using for argu
ment statements that the Jersey bridge is a
great Tammany job, and he is trying to in
duce Repubhcans to vote against it on that
ground. It is probable that some may be
found who will be swayed from their purpose
to support the enterprise by certain railroad
pressure. Tho Senators nre aware of Mr.
Frye's own motives, and I think they ore
having little weight
"I had to laugh," sale tho curbstone states
man, "when I read that letter of Chauncey
Depw declining the Secretaryship of State.
What a solemn old joker Chauncey Depew is
anyway. Do you know he actually went to
the Chicago convention thinking that he had a
chance-to be nominated for President? And ha
actually thought it helped him to have Elliott
Shepard tacking up pictures of him all over the
Grand Pacific. Mr. Piatt, being a New Yorker,
desired, or appeared ro desire, that a New
York man should have a shy at the nomina
tion. The idea, of course, was for Morton
for Vice President nil the time. Why, if De
pew had been nominated for President, you
would have seen 'pictures of a four track
railroad scattered all over the granger states.
Depew wouldn't have come within a thousand
miles of being elected.
"Now I see he gives to on aching publio this
letter, in which ho declines the Secretaryship
of State. Y'ou notice that he does not give any
letter from Harrison offering him the place.
Ho quotes tho conversation, though; and what
a generous and sentimental conversation it
was! It was in this that Mr. Harrison told
him that ho only had half a loat to give,
but that later it would havo been
a whole loaf. It would not have been any
thing to gain. Even if Mr. Harrison had been
elected, his places would all have been tied
npwith promises, and he would have broken
them all and scattered all his fortune with
another lino of job lots ot remnants and mis
fits. Depew could not have had anything.
The mo-t ho could have expected would hav
been a tender note from the man who would
havo been elected, and wno consequently
would have felt very comfortable himself, ex-
EresIng a tearful regret that a gallant leadei
ad fallen outside the breastworks.
Going to the Gun Test.
Alter taking up the O'Neill-Joy electlor,
contest, which was dropped because of the
absence of a Democratic quorum, the House
was adjourned until Thursday in order to
give the members an opportunity to witness
the gun tests at Indian Head.
(From the St. Nicholas Magazine,
Tho Iliac stood close to Elizabeth's window,
All purple with bloom while the little maid
Her stint was a long one and sho was a-weory,
And moaned that sho never could get it
But a wind stirred the lilac blossoms,
And a wonderful sweetness 'amo floating
And Elizabeth felt, though she could not have
That a friend had como to her to help her
And after that sho kept on at her spinning.
Gay as a bird, for the world had begun
To seem such a pleasant, good place for work
ing, That she was aniazed when her stint was
And the pale-browed little New England
Outside of her lessons hod learned that day
That tho swectoess oroucd ns will sweeten
H we will but let it have its way.
MABT E. WH.ET5B.