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THE ASHrffGrTON TtMES, SUNDAY, APIHL 22, 1894.
WORKINGMEN MAKE PROTEST
Large Delegation of American Labor
Marched to the Capitol Yesterday.
AKE AGAINST THE TARIFF BILL
Over One Thousand lien Representing Penn
sylvania and Hew Jersey Industries Pre
sented a Petition and Memorial to the
Senate All Proceedings Were Orderly
More than ono thousand workingmen from
rhllailelplila and New Jersey marched down
Pennsylvania avenue yesterday to emphasize
their protest against the Wilson tariff bill.
Hen and womon wero in lino, marching four
abreast, under the American flag and flutter
ing banners, displaying mottoes opposed to
tho Wilson bilL
The special train from Philadelphia which
pulled into Baltimore and Ohio station at 11
o'cloct to-day carried G70 men. This delega
tion was mot by the company of SCO which
had arrived yesterday. Tho depot fairly
bristled with special policemen. Major Moore,
tho chief of police, with Lieutenant Kelly and
two sergeants, were on hand, and when tho
procession formed it was guided by the lieu
tenant. In tho front rank was carriod a great
Bilk American flag, which had been donated
by John Wanamaker for the demonstration.
Behind that was a black banner with the
legend in gold letters "Xon-rartisan Delega
tion of American Workingmen from Bristol,
united in defense of their homo industries and
to prevent transfers to nations hostile to a
Democratic or Bepublican Government."
Tho procession filed down a cross street
and turned into Tonnsjhanla avenuo, tho
principal street ol tho city, and marched
down tweho squares to Metzcrott's hall.
JIanv Senators and Congressmen walking up
tho Avenuo at that hour to tho Capitol eyed
the parado curiously. Ono of them was Sen
ator Quay. No demonstrations of any sort
was made by tho spectators.
Gathered at Mctzerott's hall, tho commit
tees delegated to wait upon arious Senators
made their reports. Ephrlam ltigg reported
that Senator Voorhoes, tho chairman of tho
finance Committee, in chargo of the bill, had
been written to, and had been called for at
Ills home and at the Senate, but could not be
found. Jeers greeted this announcement.
Delegates who had called upon Senators
Brice, Smith, and Murphy reported that thoe
Senators could not bo found. Senator Hill
had promised to meet tho delegates at noon,
and Senators Cameron and Quay had prom
ised to do all In their power to bring tho
memorial of the convention to tho attention
of tho Senate.
The resolutions adopted by the special com
mittee were read by Secretary 31. J. Kelly.
They wero a3 follows: "Petition and protest
of American Workiugmen to the Titty-third
Congress of tho United States, at amass meet
ing of representative wage earners of tho
United States assembled in Washington, D.
C. (this 20th day of April, 1S01). the following
preamble and resolutions were adopted.
Whereas for nearly ten months the business
of this country has been paralyzed, and the prom
ises of improvement in conequenro of certain
tlnancial legislation not realized; and
Mhereas, Wo pee ourselves and others de
prived of tho means of livelihood by reason of
threatened revision of tariff laws under which
we have boon bo prosperous, and by the contin
uance of which, without prospect of change, wo
feel assured that all business would be restored
to its former prosperous condition; and
A hereas, 1 he wages of labor in this country
under unassalled protective customs laws have
been fully twico that of the highest in any other
Vt horcis. Any rednctlon in the customs duty
on any article manufactured or produced in this
country means a corresponding reduction In the
wages of labor employed in its manufacture or
Whereas, In our free country the interests of
one class of workmen are the Interests of all;
Whereas, We believe that all laws framed br
our rcpreentatives should bo for tho benefit of
their constituents tho peoplo of the United
Hates, and not the peoplo of other countries;
Kesolved, That we, tho authorized representa
tives of millions of Amerknn workmen, without
distinction of party, hereby respectfully demand
of our representatives in the Congress of the
United States that no chango shall be made in
existing laws that shall in any way deprivo us of
the capacity to earn the full amount of wages to
svhlch we were accustomed during the years in
which there wero no prospective or threatened
changes in tariff laws to provent us from i rovid
iuc for our families better homes, better educa
tlon, and more comforts than in any other coun
try on the face of the globe.
Then follows a memorial addressed "To
tho right honorable body of tho United States
Senators," presenting for consideration" tho
pincere objections of the memorahsts to mak
ing the Wilson tariff bill a law of the land.
Paragraphs of grievances ngainst this bill
are then given, the first reciting that should
the Wilson bill become a law its effect will bo
the depreciation of all values In tho United
states 40 per cent, or more.
No precautions were taken on account of
tho delegation at the Senate except thoso
usually taken when a crowd is expected.
The men at the doors of tho Senate galleries
wero instructed to eeo that there was no
crowding of tho galleries and that tho cor
ridors wero not blocked, but beyond this
nothing was done, as no trouble was an
ticipated. If was generally understood that
tho Pennsylvania crowd was composed of law-
Boming ana peaccauio citizens.
Tho comention has apparently given up all
Idea of securing a hearing in the Senate or
from tho Senato Committee on Finance,
nnd the plan has bten ndoptcd of
fcendlng small committees to call ujon in
dividual Senators. Tho houses of sovcral
Senators, including Senators Cameron and
Quay of Pennsylvania, were visited this morn
ing and both accorded hearings to tho dele
gations. The committees in speaking to the
fcenators said they appreciated the situation
and fcaid they felt that tho coming of Coxey
and the movoment on tho lines laid down by
him would have a tendency to prevent them
from receiving tho attention which might
othcrwiso be accorded them. Still they be
lieved tho enactment of the Wilson bill would
be most injurious to their intere-ts, and they
were anxious that their representationsshould
reccivo some attention. Senators Cameron
and Quay both assured that they agreed with
them as to the bad effects of the bill and the
dairabillty of defeating It, If possible. Mr.
Cameron said that the hard times which were
now felt and the consequent agitation over
the country wero traceable directly to the un
settled condition of the tariff question and tho
lack of a sufficient volume of currency.
Senator Voorhees. chairman of the commit
tee on Finance, said at noon that up to that
time no delegation had called upon him to re
quest the committee to grant the Pennsyl
vania people n hearing. "But," he said, "if
tho request should be made, it could not bo
granted. Wo cannot give hearings ntthis
tago of the tariff legislation, and we cannot
make an exception to the general rule adopted
by tho committee. If wo should hear 400 to
day wo would probably 1iavo 4,000 to hear
next week, and thoprogramme would bo good
for the entire Congress. It is impracticable,
nnd there is not an honest republican Senator
who will not agree with mo In this."
Jlavingadoplod these resolutions with great
enthusiasm tho meeting adjourned.
Outside of the hall the delegates reformed
In line of march with the committee on resolu
tions in the lead and headed for tho Senatp.
Comparatively few peoplo turned out to gazo
nt tho return march to the Capitol, as the
popular mind has been satisflod upon tho
vital point that Coxey's army had not arrived.
Moreover thero being no brass band in line,
enthusiasm of tho populace found no excuso
for manifesting itself. More than half of tho
t delegates fell out of lino before the proces
sion reached the Capitol, boarding street cars
to go sight seeing.
Just in front of the Peaco monument, at tho
foot of tho long steps leading to the Capitol,
tho ranks wero broken, banners wero furled
and left forsafe-keeninr-fn elim-n...-f -,!!,,
cent bookseller, and dividing into small
parties tho workingmen poured through tho
various entrances to tho Capitol. Their com
mitteo of tweho went directly to tho office of
tho bergeant;at-Arm and Tent n messenger to
notify the Pennsylvania Senators of their
presence. Senators Cameron and Quay camtj
out to tho marble room back oi tho Senato
chamber and thero mot thn ,ieienn c
era! other Senators wero attracted by tho
unusual display of badges almost within tho
precincts of tho chamber, and drew near
There was no speechmaking. Tho resolutions
ttero handed to tho Senators by Chairman
George Walsh. They explained tho nature of
their visit informally, an explanation en
tirely unnecessary, and then, at tho sugges
tion of Senator Cameron, signed their names
to the petition and resolutions.
Tho "committeemen wero Ephralm Biggs,
Gcorgo Walsh, M. J. Kelly, Samuel L. Prince,
Frederick W. Smith, Israel Marshall, Smith
Fitzgerald, John Dunkerbr, John O. Bow
land, Thomas A. Mollin, Paul Wallace, and
J. H. Evans.
After the presentation of the resolutions
tho committee was handed over to an officer
of the Senate, who escorted the twelve to
seats In the reserved gallery. The publlo
galleries 'were already occupied with
solid lines of workingmen with the tri
colorod ribbons on their coats, looking down
upon the deliberations of the Senators. The
galleries of. the House were also bristling
with the badges, while groups of the Pennsyl
vanians monopolized the corridors of the
Bepresontatlvo Harmer (Bep.), of Phila
delphia, says that the visit of workingmen
from Philadelphia cannot but have a strong
effect in shaping the tariff bill. Sir. Harmer
has done much to entertain the men during
tho last two days, and during the afternoon
his houso was open to thorn, whllo light re
freshments wero served. Ho says they belong
to tho best classes of Philadelphia working
men, nnd are types of tho citizen producers of
the country. Mr narmer believes that their
visit will havo much greater effect than can
bo measured by their actual accomplishments
whllo here. It will, ho says. Incline eastern
Senators from large manufacturing centers,
6uch as Hill, Murphy, Smith, and McPhorson,
to give further heed to the desires of these
laboring constituencies, thus graphically set
forth by their actual presence
Tho members of tho lenguo remained In
Washington sight seeing yesterday, and their
trains left for home nt 7 o'clock. A committee
of three, Messrs. Ephraim Biggs, Paul Wallace,
and Jesse Rowland, wills Hv behind for a con
ference with the Populist Senatois on Mon
day. Tho Populists have expressed a desiro
to meet them. Tho workingmen will endonvor
to secure from tho third party Senators a
pledge to antagonize tho Wilson bill.
The Convenient Pencil;
Its Convenient Value.
Ono of the most helpful things In theroutlno
work of housekeeping Is the convenient pencil
and paper, which combination produces a list
of things to be attended to and which mate
rially aids tho delinquent memory when thero
are so very, very many matters to be thought
of These are perhaps trilling in themselves, but
sufficiently important if neglected to put a
clog In the wheels of domestic machinery,
thus throwing everything out of gear. There
fore the easiest way out of tho difficulty is to
jot down tho thoughts as they como and
then attend to tbcm as you can.
At housccleaning time such a list Is abso
lutely Invaluable. There is a tiny leak In tho
roof to bo mendod, a rat holo to be stopped
up, on old sofa to be repaired, a broken lock
to bo attended to, and a dozen other matters
as well that are clamoring for timo and at
tention. Now, no 6lnglo human being can,
without a great effort, remember all theso in
cidental necessary "must bes" of tho ordinary
housekeeping cxisteneo. Thereforo as a re
lief and prop to tho overtaxed brain and a
suro means of not overlooking tho thousand
and ono small but vastly Important details of
tho daily routine just establish a list In evry
room in the houso if one would not bo suf
ficiently largo to hold all tho Jottings.
It is such a satisfaction, too. to be able to
scratch out ono after another of tho items
until tho long formidable array has dwindled
out of sight and you can look around your
houso and know that tho little bothersome
things, as well as tho greater wants, are all
Thero is no use in a woman wearing herself
out unnoccssarily. She has enough to do.
goodness knows, even though supplied with
every labor-saving device known to the iu
ventivo genius of men; therefore if sho can by
a simple little plan help herself over some of
tho worrying mole hills that appear to her as
mountains sho is wise to adopt it. no matter
how trivial It may appear to the outsider who
has nothing better to do than to run into her
neighbor's kitchen and ask exasperating ques
tions. YJHAT A YOMAN THINKS.
From tho Philadelphia Times.
What will tho harvest bo? The franchise
for woman; her redemption from political
inferiority; her right to protoct her earnings,
her property, and herself from unjust control
and sequestration, and the acknowledirment
of her right to the samo protection, power
nnd opportunities as are granted her husband
and aro within the grasp of her own intelli
gence and interests.
The man who would abuse tho privilege of
his latch key would abuse tho woman who
permits him to havo its free use.
Tho season draws near when the family Ice
chest will havo more influence over the in
mates of a house than will tho family plato
Light housekeeping is not always accom
panied by light expenses.
A fow plants and flowers will beautify any
homo where the lady of the house will not
trust to her servants to seo to her blooming
treasures being kept clean and judiciously
watered. The miller moth is getting ready for her
season's work. Get ready to head her off.
Sho will do more damage in a month than
you can repair in a year.
A Tacomn woman, 102 years old, has just
been granted a divorce from her giddy hus
band. It is never too lato to mend.
What tho average woman most needs is
more sleep, les3 hurry, fewer calls and quieter
It is just ns well that thero is no marrying
or giving in mnrriage in heaven. There Is
no record of any divorco court thero.
Dresses for Girls.
It is suggested by various fashion writers
to mothers planning how to dress their little
girl3 who are little only in years, having ac
quired, as many girls of from 0 to 14 years do
acquire, an aUogethcr redundant avoirdupois,
that any 6tjIo which does not outline tno
waist line adds to the slender effect. It may
be said in passing that more than stout girls
may make a noto of this, says the Now York
ibo frock which falU from a yoke or tho
empire stylo is becoming to theso overstout
girls, nnd when they hnvooutcrown thosoa
skirt and looe jacket opening over a shirt
waist is the next best fashion. Gimps, with
short, fullwaisled frocks, aecentunted the size,
and, while very effective on tho slender chil
dren who seem to run off their flesh, so lit
tlo do they retain, become abominations on
their heav ier sisters. Blouse waists, comfort
nblo as they arc, make big girls look much
bigger, and, if worn by them, should bo
tempered with a sleeveless Eaton jacket,
which seems to reduce tho blousy effect, whllo
it does not substitute tho objectionable waist
Turn Down the Light.
"Will you bo my wife?" "I cannot answer
such a question as that without taking time to
consider." "Pardon my impetuosity, Jiow
long must I wait?" "I think thero mil bo
timo for you to closo tho doors and turn down
tho light a little." Puck.
Odd Items from All About.
The Queen has sixty housemaids at Wind
Tho golden-crested wren is tho smallest
bird in tbo world.
Every civilized languago may bo heard in
the streets of San Trancisco.
Some antiquarians claim the locomotive cn
gino was known in China 200 years ago.
It is estimated that 3,000,000,000 oysters are
consumed in tho United Kingdom nnnually.
When piano forto kevs become discolored it
i3becauso they have been demod light and
In Turkey the house a man lives in cannot
bo seized for debt, nnd sufficient land must bo
left to servo to support him.
It would take 12,000,000 years to pump tho
sea dry at tho rate of 1,000 gallons per sec
ond, so some man of figures has calculated.
English noblemen aro tho only ones in
Europe who ev er wear coronets on their heads,
uuu tij -wiu uifisiuu wueumuy uo so is at tno
coronation of tho sovereign.
At 1 year old the infant alligator is twelvo
inches long. Ho is 15 before he doubles that
length, and ho does not nttain his maximum
development till tho ago of 50.
Somo of the early kings of England and
Franco, when they wero traveling, wero at
tended by coiners, who supplied them with
money as it was needed, fresh from portable
The Egyptians havo no lack of holidays.
Thi year s calendar shows thnt there aro
flity-two Sundays, fifty-two Hebrew Sabbaths.
and fifty-two Moslem "Gummah," beside
The themes of "Aristooraoy" and "Ameri
cans Abroad" are not dissimilar. Both treat
of rich Americans who go forth Into the Eu
ropean wilds on voyages of discovery and
conquest; who meet strange animals, some of
them beasts ol prey, some of them harmless;
who never quite reach the rich gold mines
and the fountains of youth and beauty. They
are the analysis of this latest phase of our
life, the rediscovery of the old civilization,
this modern inversion of Ponce do Leon and
Pizarro. But the treatment of the subject
by Sardou and Bronson Howard Is different.
Strange it seems for a moment that it is the
Frenchman who tells the simple, playful
6tory tenderly and with touches of pathos,
without bitterness or much satire, that hurts
us, and that the American draws the picture
of Old World crime and wickedness with the
terrible fascinating Austrian court and the
other accessories that wo havo been used to
in French plays. But Sardou. was writing
for Americans to amuso them. If he thought
any French pessimism, it is not obtrusively
apparent. Our own writer treats this folly of
ours seriously and with withering Irony, much
llko Frank Hatton's on tho samo subject. He
paints strong, dork pictures with Hashes of
lightning shooting through them. Ho paints
the seductions of the subtle glitter and tho
witchery of the pestilential glamor.
These plays come together, and they aro In
terpreted by tho strongest kind of companies,
ono a Charles Frohman and ono a Daniel
Frohman aggregation. "Aristocracy" Is un
der tho management of Al Hayman and
Charles Frohman. and the play ers aro Louis
Massen. Frederick Bond, A. S. Llpman, 8.
Miller Kent. Nell Warner, J. C. Buckstono,
Bruce McKae, Charles Wlngato. Blanche
Walsh, Mary Hampton, Helen Tracy, and
Josephine Hall. Sardou's play is produced
by tno Lyceum Comedy Company, wnom we
all know. Wo will havo the best kind of a
chanco to compare tho two plays.
Several years ago E. H. Sothern went to
England with nothing much in tho way of a
roputatlon and camo back a great favorite.
Wo took him up Immediately, saw all tho
goodness of his work, forgot that wo had not
recognized him before, nnd proclaimed him
as a great American comodian, which ho is of
course. Up to tho timo of its production In
New York six years ago there had never been
a play brought out in Now York which attained
so rapid and genuine a success as "Lord
Chnmloy." Mr. Sothern brings this first and
greatest success of his to Washington again
this year. It is ono of Belasco and Do Milie's
cleverest. Mr. Sothern will bo hero next
Edwin Stovcns brings "Wang"tthls year
next week. He is a tremendous man, like
Hopper, nnd has besides a voico that sings.
About Hopper's voice well, let's not say
much. Stevens sings and is a real comedian.
Ho was Trohman's leading man in "Glori
ana," if you remember. I have a littlo story
about him. Just before his company went to
New York, where they now nro, tuey wero in
Atlanta. It happened thnt ono of his chorus
girls was stopping at tho same hotel with
Mr. Stevens and his wife, and had a roam
quite near to theirs in tho samo nan. jir.
btevens camo in late ono night nnd walked
Into tho wrong room, tho chorus girl's room,
in fact. She raised her head and when she
saw him scroamod.
"Keep quiet, my dear, you'll wako tho
house," ho said pleasantly.
She screamed again.
"You really mut not do that again," Mr.
Stevens continued. And then ho discovered
his mistake- and mnde apologies. But one of
tho Atlanta papers found him out and pub
lished him to tho world.
Miss Atherton, of tho "Wang" company,
who takes Annie O'Kcefo's old part nnd is by
tho way the wifo of Prank Arnctte, tbo
"Wang" advance man, now in town, was tho
victim of a somewhat similar experience in
Louisville a littlo while ago. The Louisville
and Cincinnati papers made quite a sensation
of it at tbo timo. Miss Atherton nnd oneof the
company occupied a room in one of tho largo
hotels. Miss Atherton was combing her hair
The other girl was sitting on tbo edge of
the bed talking about her flowers, maybe.
Miss Atherton taw in her gloss a red bald head
appear over the transom into the next room.
She turned around quickly and the head was
gone. Sho told the story to her friend, and,
taking tbo tin case in which sho carried her
clock, waited. Tho head appeared again.
Thero were two littlo blue cj es sunk In tho
head, and a yellow moustache adorned its Up.
Sho threw the tin caonnd hit the bedpost,
but tho head disappeared a second time. Then
she rang for tho bell boy and summoned the
clerk. Tho clerk knocked on the door of tho
next room, when ho was told the story. Tho
same head finally appeared at the door, this
timo at the right elevation. It was a very
sleepy-looking head, and wonted to know in
a very thin voice wh.it the devil's tho matter.
"W hy, my dear sir, I see you don't know
who I am."
His card read:
31k. So-avd-So Wilson",
Young Men's Christian Association.
"Why," Miss Atherton s,Ud when sho saw tho
card, "its a wonder ho didn't break tho door
Speaking of Mr. Steven', reminds me of De
Wolf Hopper and his hairless head. Ho has
not one stray lock anywhere on it nnd not
ev en an cy ebrow. Bill Nyo has a luxuriant
growth in comparison. You havo noticed
Hopper's auburn looks, the magnificence of
them, tbo asertiv eness of thini. Will, he
takes them off when ho goes to bed. But
that's tho only time.
There are lots of men without hair among
tho players. Benlly tho old joko about tho
bald heads being in tho front row is all wrong.
There's something in tho stage atmosphere
that is bad for tho hair. It seems to havo no
capillary attraction. BobertMantell now, the
lady's man, the delicious Robert, is almost as
bad off as Hopper. Tho girls look ut him
VMth rapture in their eyes lor his ilao face, his
nose, his chin, but mot of nil his delightful
hair, and ho wears a topee. A topeo is the
namo tho stage wigmaker gives to a wig for
the top of the head.
In his mot passionnto moments, when his
fine face lights up, you know how, ho wears
a tapco,und there is a largo bald spot under
It. When ho swears that ho will love Char
lotto Behrcns till deatli doth them part ho
wears a topee. When ho stands under Juliet's
balcony with tho moonlight falling lovingly
on his upturned face, tho hair that receives
its magic glamor is his topee. In "Hamlet"
ho soliloquizes topee or not topeo.
Handsome Bob Hilliard wears a topee too.
S. Miller Kent, with his largo reputation as a
masher, weara a topee.
Nat Goodwin, who ha3 tho reputation of
being the ugliest man in the business, off tho
6tago wears a ragged mop-looking wig or the
stuff th it they make certain tasseU of. Ho
wears it on and off tho stage. But with the
help of tho stage deceptions ho sometimes
looks qulto numan.
"I Am Engaged," a delightfully sprightly
four-act comedy by Miss Emma Poesche, will
bo produced for the first timo early in May in
Washington. Tho play Is in tho hands of
competent peoplo. now undergoing rehearsal.
Ibis is said to be tho best of Miss Tocscho's
pkvys. Most of her former comedies have
been in German.
Miss Coghlan c losed tho weofc with "Forget-3Ie-Xot."
She shows the extent of her pow
ers in depicting tho'abjectness of physical
fear. It Is a startlingly vhld picture, a hor
rible one, not pleasant to look on, and not
real art, thoso who believe in art for beauty's
sake must think. But it is matchless acting.
The story is of a woman who believes that a
Corsican whom sho has ruined will murder
her, and tho plot supposes that an English
man, a man of the world, believes this too,
believes that thero is no possible escape for
her from his fiendish, devilish hatred, fimnt.
I lng this, to say tho least, somewhat tmprob-
able condition of things in the nineteenth
century, the plot shows the woman suffering
from her fear and groveling under it at the
sight of the man she is in fear of.
The latest gossip in the Coghlan affair is
that Kuehne Boveridge-Coghlan has received
an offer from a friend in Germany to play
leading ports with a German heavy tragedy
Betitna Gerard has bad a great success in
Chicago with "In Old Kentucky." I am told
that she has been in great demand in New
York with the managers since she left Chi
cago, and that furthermore she baa made her
engagement for next season with Hoyt A
McKee to play Bossy in "A Texas 8teer."
This would make two excellent Washington
people in this company, except that Tim Mur
phy has, unfortunately for the Steer dccldod
to star next season with a company of his
Tho cast of the "Mikado" for Thursday's
performance by the "Mask and Wig Club" is
now finally decided on, and I am enabled to
give it in full:
Mikado Oliver C Bine
Xankl-Poo James O. Traylor
Koko William II. Conley
Pooh-Bah Charles T. Hall
Pish Tush William II. Domer
Katlsha William II. 11 arris
Yum-Yum...S. llazcn Bond
rittI-Slng....Wm. H. Harris
Peep-Bo Geo. E. Terry
Mr. Wallace G. Ormels understudy for Mr.
Terry, in case his recent illness should pre
vent his appearance.
The chorus is as follows:
Leroy Gough, William Kcmball. Dr. Phil
Welsner, T. ltarr, ltobert Smart, J. A. Uendley,
E. D. Flather, F. M. buplee. It de Maury, Frank
Needbam, Hunter Jones, II. JI. Kills, Br. N.
Willis l'omoroy, A. D. lilce, Harry l'latt, G. V.
Scharf, J. T. bcharf, B. W. Becbe, Barry Lewis,
Arthur ltose, W. T. Heed, H. O Asmussen, F. It.
Underwood, Dr. E. G. beibert, W. A. Fmnkland,
W. G. Deeble, A. L. Houghton, J. C. llalton, 1L
T. Domer, Wallace G. Orme, Harry Uoblnson,
Ed. Softon, E. E. Jlerrltt, W. It Forbes, John JL
Hall, Willis M. Uaum, Uranvillo Lewis, and b. T.
Ison. N. Dushano Cioward, director; lllis It
3Iagruder, assistant stage manager; S. S. Ikora.
accompanist; Prof. J. II. Vermilya, director of
dancing; Joseph C. Fisher, of Philadelphia,
ccstumer; Hunter Jones, architect; Couut It de
Maury, decorator; J. It Galloway, electrician.
CHANGES IK THE TARIFF BILL.
There Will Be Many and Senator Harrison
Wants Them in Writing.
Tho negotiations between the Democratic
members of tho Senate Committee on Finance
and tho Democratic Senators who are dissat
isfied w ith tho tariff bill, which wero begun
soon after Senator Hill mado, his speech on
tho incomo tax, have been continued with
more or les3 regularity since that timo nnd
bavo progressed sufficiently to justify tho
prediction that many changes will yet bo
mado in tho bill. The negotiations hat o been
conducted largely by Senators Jones nnd
Gorman, representing tho differing elements.
Tuoy havo not reached a conclusion on any of
tbo schedules, and probably would not go to
tbo ovtent of announcing an agreement, even
it it should bo reached, Deioro consulting witn
other Democratio leaders In the Senato, but
they havo gone far enough to justify tho be
lief that before tbo .bill shall bo put upon its
passage tho conservatives will havo secured
concessions of n nnturo to mako sure of the
passage of tho bill by the full Democratic voto
in the Senate.
Among features of tho bill which it is safe
to say will bo changed is tho incomo tax.
which will bo greatly modified if present
plans do not miscarry. There will also bo
many changes in tho various schedules, be
ginning with chemicals and going well
through the bill. Indeed, the present out
look indicates that utmost every schedule may
bo more or less altered to comply with the de
mands of the New i'ork, New Jersey and
Maryland Senators and Senator Brice, of
Ohio. It is not probable that in every in
stance, or in n majority of them, the changes
to bo made will be what the conservatives do
mand, but they will be sufficiently marked to
secure their votes and thus unito tho party
upon tbo bill.
There is good reason for believing that Sen
ntor Smith had assurances of these changes
before delivering his sjieeeh of last Tuesday,
as It is known thnt ho rewrote a large portion
of it after preparing tho first drnft and niter
conferences with members of tho Finance
When Senator Harris wa3 asked about tho
prospect of amending the bill, he said that no
agreement had been reached, but that it was
true, as gencrully understood, that the mal
contents in the Democratic side of the Senato
were clamorous fcr changes, nnd that he had
suirgested that they put their demands in
writing, so that they could be intelligently
When this should be dono he would bo nble,
ho said, to speak more intelligently ns to tho
ns to the probability of nmendinents.
Ifnte nre of moJium height this season, and
bonnets aro small. The eombinationof black
with rich carmine shades claims ns prominent
a place In Spring millinery as it has held all
Winter. Clack is much in eWdcnpe In all tho
new headgear, almost everything displaced
consisting in part at least of somo black ma
terial. Tho Spring coats, no matter of what mate
rials, aro trimmed profusely with laee, and the
lace bow under tbo chin is n pretty and inevi
table accompaniment to tho laco trimmed
A hlch collar-band, requiring two buttons
to fasten it, has a turned-down collar at
tached to the gingham, edged with embroid
ery, or else entirely of the embroidery. Nar
row cuffs to match aro on the mutton-leg
sleeves. Tho sLirt, gored in front and on tho
sides, but straight in tho back, is widely
bemmea, and Is gathered to a belt of the
gingham (lined with stout muslm. which
passes over tho gathered part of the waist,
and is concealed by a belt r.tibon.
A beautiful hat, especially suitable for a
joung girl, was of plaited straw, in golden
brown. In shape it was rather low and
broad, nnd tho trimming wa3 arranged ac
cordingly. Tho front llared irom a oand of
brown velvet thnt rested on the hair and
nbovo tho brim was set a chou of violet vel
vet, with ears that pointed on the sides.
Around tho crown was a hundsorro wreath
of v iolcts, with clusters drooping low at the
Ginger applied to the cheeks warms and
gives them a natural glow, nnd thereforo aJds
a luster to thoees.
A Service Pension Bill.
ffSenatorTurpio introduced a service pen
sion bill yesterday. It provides that any offi
cer or prhato who served In the civil war
shall bo granted a pension nt tho rato of 1
cent, per Jay per month for tho time served.
Every pensioner receiving under this a t less
than iS per month is to havo his pension in
creased to that umount upon reaching tho
ago of sixty jears, nnd to $12 per month if
incapacitated for manual labor. Tho period
of sevrice Is to dite from tho timo of mu3ter
to tho dato of discharge, evceptiu cascswhero
pensioners have been discharged on account
of wound before tLo expiration of their
terms of enlistment.
The fashionable parasol has a slender stick,
long rather than short, with a knob on the
end. Crooks aro out of date, aud tho knob
must be small, scarcely wider than tho stick,
and oval. This genteel knob is overlaid with
gold and perhaps jeweled, or it is eloigned,
or it is of crvstal, with an open gold fretwork
over it. Other handles aro of carved ivory.
Tho points should match tho knob, and very
fastidious peoplo buy the set of knob and
points and order the sunshade made. Uoavy
gulpuro insertions 'laid over color are of
crimped chiffon. Changeable silk is bome-
what out of date.
Ribbon velvet is fast gaining favor as trim
ming, nnd tho prediction is that it will be
highly popular as an enhancement to Sum
mer gowns of Tayetta, foulard. China silk,
In millinery quantities of beautiful laco
pins, buckles and slides of mock jewels, pearl
and gold gimp and exquisite French flowers
and follago are shown, and used too. Shot
silk and reversible satin ribbon aro used for
bows, rosettes and standing loops.
Many of the new skirts opon on the side
tho entire length of the skirt over a petticoat
of some contrasting color and caught at in
tervals by immense bows of ribbon matching
in color the petticoat.
For walking and visiting costumes the soft
beige and mushroom colors are once more
popular. Theso colors are in many cases
mure becoming than any on the silver order.
The People's Forifm,
COXEY'S EXACT PLAN.
What Ills Desired Expenditure of Money
for Good Roads Would Accomplish.
To th Editor of Tub Times.
In substance Coxey wants Congress to iasa
$500,000,000 non-interest-betiing greenbacks, re
ceivable for all public and private debts. (This fig
ure is doubtless bosod upon the customary ratio
in salts for damage caeca.) With this money the
government la immediately to set about build
ing improved roads and highways, establishing'
aneigni-nouraay, ana a minimum oi wages oi
91.C0 a day. Everyone knows oar roads area
source of wonder and ridicule for all foreigners
who travel through our country; In the matter of
roads we are a century behind all civilized coun
tries. But In this way half million of men might be
at once employed, at wages remunerative
enough to restore to them their power of as
sumption; then to supply tholr wants and tbo
wants of those depending on them would em
ploy perhaps another half a million, and so ono
after another the wheels of trade might be set
in motion. But that is not alL Aside from this,
the money thus expended would be the best In
vestment the government has ever made, for
as fast as the roads were Improved the land
valuos adjacent to them would increase from 10
to 100 per cent, especially near tho commercial
Then again to Interstate commerce and travel
by these Improved highways the gain would bo
almost Incalculable; for as soon as the roadbeds
were Improved, they would be occupied by elec
tric railways and other improved means of
transit. Compare this Investment with tbo mil
lions Invested in our fancy warships and big
cannons, too fancy and too big and expensive
ever to be used. What returns will the peoplo
ever get from them?
Now whilst there was not a shadow of law or
necessity for Issuing that COtO00t000 Interest-bearing
bonds, theie can be no doubt of tho perfect
legality, necessity, humanity and entire proctl
bility of Issuing the non-interest-bearing green
backs and the method for their expenditure, as
proposed by ilr. Coxey. The only ones who
could and would object to it will be the Interest
takers and their representatives in Congress.
The great mass of the people when they under
stand It will applaud.
But if the interest takers and their representa
tives In Congress have an eye to their Interest,
intelligent selfishness (as benator Lodge puts U)
will Impel them to grant Coxey's petition at
once In full, for by so doing they will postpono
what every one feels to bo tho Inevitable crash
now Impending for at least twenty years, and If
wo continue our present competitive tlnanclal
system, by that time they will have all these
millions and the best part of Its earnings in their
own co flora anyhow, but the country will gain
that much time for further education and
preparation for more humane and peaceful
adjustment of our present social fabric, which
every thoughtful citizen knows Is worn out and
rotten from center to circumference.
Bat II our iKilice mot hods obtain, and they in
vito bloodshed and violence, as, if the daily
press can be neitevcd, they are preparing to do,
and Congress refuso even to hear Mr. Coxey,
they will precipitate the crash and then may
God have mercy en our country and the Interest
takers had better take to tho sea In our pony
cruisers. L. I. Wild.
THE TfiOUBtn IN THIS COUNTRY.
"Justice" Points Out What It Is nnd What
the Kcmcdy Will Be.
To the Editor of The Times:
Not many years ago a supreme Judge declared
that "the black man had no right under the i
Constitution which a whlto man was bound to re
spect." The Judge was maligned all over tho
North for rendering that decision, was called a
sympathizer with slaveholders. It matters not
what his prejudices may have been, his Judicial
opinion of the Constitution as it then existed
was correct. That Constitution was an Index of
th selfishness of the white man. It was the":
truthlulnebs of the decision that hurt. Tho
northern politicians were mad because the de
cision showed the rotten ess of the laws In a freo
Now instead of a race, it's a clas. 44A poor
man out of work has no rights a rich man or
police court Is bound to repect."
The police Judge may be prejudiced against
tramps or idle men, but their decisions are In
side the law. The laws are cruelly wrong. The
conditions Lincoln feared have been upon us for
some time: great corporations and trusts are
largely controlling legislation, and their repre
sentatives are the floor managers at national
conventions. The last campaign waBlg Four
or "standard Oil," whlch The people took the
latter for a change," no preference for either,
tentative In either case, lryto shake off both.
It shows tho unsettled state of mind with tho
voters when there is such rebounds in election
majorities as havo been in the past ten years.
The soldiers of tho North and touth have been
kept "fighting the warover'1 for the past thirty
years, during which time the corporations and a
few peoplo perhaps 10 per cent. have legis
lated the wealth of the country into their hands,
yet the IH) percent, with so little property, pay
heavily of the taxes, and If the 90 per cent, are
too poor to pay car tare they are not supposed
to have even the right to walk down a railroad
It was the privilege of some, in fact many of
the 90 per cent, to "tramp through Georgia"
anuimo asmngion xo save me country, anu
now they aro not supposed to have the right to
walk oat In search of employment In this land
of the free.
Instead of "the land of the free, it Is "the
land of the few." A corporation-cursed country,
thoso with largo Incomes objecting to be taxed
on their Income, as If surplus Incomo could not
cexier pay tax inau anyining else; it is just what
should pay tax.
There n ill be no conflict between the people
and militia, xUce and regular army, unless the
latter three or their over-zealous representa
tives provoke It, in the which case it will be a
sad day for those w ho attempt to shoot or bayo
net peaceable assembling of the people to de
clare their right of petition. That the masses
are patient needs not be here stated; what they
have quietly endured the past year Is the great
est commendation to the toilers of the country.
For public Journals to condemn unemployed
men as tramps and talk about tho "tClciency
of the District troops" is to challenge a conflict.
The battle If not sooner provoked will be at
the polls in November, and then will be the
struggle for the supremacy In 96. The bimet
alllsts and labor people will gain largely in Con
gress, and as the next House is likely to have
the selection of President, the Industrial classes
should mako an elTort to serum the balance of
power. The single standard men of both par
ties mako common cause. The bimetallist should
do so; they are not asking all. but only a Just
share. v hen a silver dollar was buying more of
the necessaries of life than for year, and buying
as much as a gold dollar, it was stricken down.
Mlver was called down and a- panic predicted
and created, but it was not the laboring man's
talk thit made the pan la
The Issues of the war of C1 are well over. Wo
can no more live on them to-day than on rations
we drow then. The masses have new Issuer nnd
dangers confronting tuem. If a banker or cor
poration attorney has tho right to rldo into this
city ou a railroad train, a pauper has the right
to walk In ou tho track. Otherwise he has no
rlcht "to life, liberty, aud the pursuit of happi
ness," or Its equivalent, to seek honest employ
ment, which insures him "life, liberty, and hap
NOT A MYTH.
What the Ad ancc of Coxey Is Intended to
Illustrate nnd Teach.
To the Editor of TnE Times:
As Coxey's advance on Washington is no
longer a myth, but a certainty, as neither priva
tion, ridicule. Jeers, or threats havo turned tho
tide backward, wo are obliged to face facts.
For humanity's sake, I am glad when I read
suggestions of common sense as to tho manner
of meeting theso representatives of our laboring
I wonder If thoso who have surrcestod nrimn
bars, and Jails, and workhouses fur thl3 army
coming to Washington to pleid for the enact
ment of laws to give relief to the poor, have over
suffered for bread or left their hearts blood turn
to ko because they were freezing?
ivten In prosperous times thousands of peoplo
In the est hae been on tho verge of starva
tion when flood and Are and cyclone swept over
thn land, and when thousands are as sure to
ttarvo as the sjn is to rise and set unless this
government comes to the rescue, can wo dare
turn a deaf car to tho appeal of thousands
through tho patient, persistent men who, weary
and footsore, aro com in? to asfc this Congress to
do something? God knows its time the mem
bers had something to bring them to their
senses and to awaken them to the gravity ol the
Look at the Idle unemployed in our own city.
Hundreds of jouug men, middle-aged men, and
old men aro treading our streets praying for
something to ao, ana yet v. asnington is a para
dise compared with the rest of the country.
liad I not lived in tho West and pu Cored priva
tion and misery; had not atone time starvation
stared me in the face with bundreis more after
tho fearful cyclono on tho frontier in 1356, 1
might laugh in score just at tbo thought of this
army of needy ones coming to this great city to
beg Congress to provide a means of relief.
Had I not in this ery city seen men and
women of culture and refinement suffering for
tho actual necessities of lifo because they would
not beg I might call out In alarm for pro
tection against the Invasion of God's poor.
The time has como when tho rich and well-to-do
must think and act. The law of humanity has
somo claim on this government, and tho protec
tion of our poor the world over win be the most
Important question ever presented to Congress
I believe that God has put It Into tho hearts of
this multitude of men to accomplish that which
nothing elso could accomplish, viz.: to bring fact
and figure, and faces and forms, as an examplo
of the gravity of tho situation. Thousands and
tens of thousands are appealing for wort. All
they ajsk Is employment and fair wages.
The commonweal army may bo callod by what
ever name wo choose; its -oico will go down to
the ages a tho cry of one man against wrong.
Every reform has como through somo unusual
method, and the leaders of all great movements
have been ridiculed and sometimes thrown into
prison; but the result has been reached, even
through those we choose to term fanatics.
Shall the stranger within our gates bo met by
armed forces or received as men -who bring tho
people's appeal to the counselors of our nation?
wo can certainly trust oar police and tholr con
tingent to discriminate between the tramp ele
ment and tho peaceable army of the people. As
Congress has tns power to tarn the world npsldo
down. It can no doubt turn tbo army Into wage
earnere and work miracles In a wonderfnl man
ner by wise legislation. Una. U. S. Luicolx.
AS TOLD BY TENNYSON.
A. Comparison of Present Conditions With
Those In a Beautiful Poem.
To the Editor of Thx Teas:
Alfred Tennyson, the brightest poetic genlns
of the Victorian age, was a set r as well as a poet.
No person who will now read "Locksley Hall," a
poem written more than fifty years ago, will oyer
doubt that he "looked Into the future far as ho
man eye can see."
The armies of the unemployed are marching
and countermarching all orer this land. Sereral
diTlslons are moring slowly In th. direction of
Washington. Did not Tennyson see it all when
"Slowly comes a hungry people, as a lion, creep
Glares at one that nods and winks behind a
slowly dying lire."
The unemployed are "creeping nlgher," and
how apt the figure "as a llon'r when tbey come
naked and hungry. The gorercment, the col
lective constituted authority, "nods and winks,"
and liberty and a "gorernment of the people, by
the people, and for the people," Is tho "slowly
Coxey's army Is moving. Bow suggestlre of
this is another couplet in the same poem:
"Far along the worldwIde whl9per of the south
wind rushing warm
With tho standards of the peoples plunging
through the thunder storm."
The hope they cherl&h that the gorernment
may yet do something to rescue the perishing
people is to tbom the "whisper of the south wind
rushing warm." The banner of "peace on earth,
good will to men" Is literally plunging through
the storms. There Is no new or strange device
on that banner. It was giren to men by One
who lored them, and it has been plunging
through the storms of centuries. If e who gave
It was rockoned more a crank than Coxey, and
was more despltefully used by the ruling classes
than Coxey will erer be.
The standards of the people of this country
aro plunging through storms of adversity and
depression the like of which we have never
known. Tennyson's prophetic vision beheld all
the dangers, the trials, and the tribulations that
were to beset the people. Yet ho saw farther
and gave us hope:
"Yet I doubt not through the ages one Increas
ing purpose runs.
And the thoughts of men are widened with the
process of the suns."
He had faith In the common sense of the peo
ple, for he told that
"The common sense of most shall hold a fretful
realm In awe."
We must not lose faith in the "common sense
of most." It is the bulwark of democratic Insti
tutions, the rule of the majority. The coming of
Coxey will in no wise diminish tho "common
sense of most." lie may arouse "most" from
their lethargy. Ilo will surely make "most"
realizo that there Is something radically, per
haps we should say criminally, wrong in our In
stitutions when millions of men, women, and
children are In want to the verge of starvation
in a land of plenty.
Don't sneer at the Coxey movement. Don't
slur the men who have not where to lay their
heads. They are brothers of our common race.
Their condition Is bad, but tbey have hearts and
souls, appetites, and nakedness to be clothed.
Luck Is against them. Circumstances over which
they have no control at present keen them on
the lower leveL IL A. Tnu.EE.
SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE.
The Remedy to Corner ith Timo and with
To the Editor of The Tdies:
Theso popular movements, this unrest of the
people all over tho country, from Maine to Cali
fornia, from the Dakotas to Texas, the march of
the "industrial army1 under Gen. Quixote Coxey,
contributions hy sympathetic and sentimental
men and women of bread and fodder and socks
and clean collars and neckties, are in some as
pects ludicrous, farclal. Idiotic. A march to
ashlngton to Influence the legislation of Con
gress! A mass meeting of the pilgrims and cru
saders on the steps of the Cap! toll Processions
through the streets with a band of music, and a
halt to rest in the public parks, with a distribu
tion of bread and cheese furnished by charltyl
hat folly as you look at it one way. Yet In
fact and in truth bowtminously significant of a
fearful force and power underneath and behind,
half-suppressed, ill-concealed, and all the more
dangerous because unreasoning and misguided.
hat Macaulay, the great historian, said and
predicted more than Ctty years ago has come
to pass In a letter to Mr. Kandall, the biogra
pher of Jefferson, he criticised freely the
weak points of our Institutions and form of
government "Your constitution I quote from
memory) 'Is all sail and no anchor. Your coun
try has been prosperous, because labor has been
employed, because population has not been
crowded, because lands are cheap, and subsist
ence easily obtained. But wait until your people
bocorae as crowded as the people of Middlesex,
then you will see bread riots and popular out
breaks that will either be put down by bullets
and bayonets, or will essentially change the
whole form of your government," and so on, and
so on, to the samo effect.
Carlyle was right, too, when he said, also a
half century ago, in one of his "Latter Day Pam
phlets" (quoted again from the recollection);
"Ihese blind and sullen movements of the hun
gry unemployed In England, this Insolence and
this arrogance of .inherited wealth two boiling,
seething, and antagonistic whirlpools, side by
side, with only a thin partition between cannot
be kept apart forever! That flimsy partition
will hurst asunder at the least, the slightest ex
tra shock, and then tho hell of waters U upon
you, and what help!" and so the grim old philos
opher goes on and on in language that will well
apply to tilings now taking place, Mr. idltor,
undor your nose.
What is to bo done? What will or can Congress
do' Nothing not In a day, or a week, or a
month; or, as Inherently constituted of Imbecility
and inaptitude, in a term and session lasting till
doomsday. The remedy, I say, is not of a day.
It Is not in free silver, or Prof. Wilson's tariff, or
an Issue of Ave hundred million of nun-interest
bearing bonds, or greenbacks, or in any of ten
mild lunacies of brother PetTer, or In an appro
priation by Congress to set Coxey's army to
work In building roads. "o, not at alL ltellef,
if it comes at all. must come with time, tho great
reformer, as my Lord Bacon says, with patience,
self-restraint, and with intelligent use of tho
ballot. C. W. K.
-Money .Makes a Difference.
To the Editor of The Times:
At no time within the remembrance of the
oldest inhabitant has Washington erer failed
to welcome all people who decided to come hero
with a remarkable expression of hospitality and
courtesy if the expected visitor possessed ample
means to pay for his entertainment. Diligent
inquiry has failed to discover a single Instance
where a soldier has met a man on the border of
the District nnd, with a bayonet thrust, told him
he was not wanted If he had no money. Our
solons have stood on that sacred spot where our
laws are made, and havo gazed and squinted
until their eyes ached to catch a glimpse of the
first representative who arrived with a million
dollars to defray his legitimate expenses.
Gen. Ordway never got out his militia to pre
vent an entrance of that sort, and the "finest"
have always bowed with a profound deference
when this individual got to town. Things are
now changed. The citizens of the republic are
coming, and they are welcomed much as the
laboring people of Homo were prior to ono of her
"Hence: home, you Idle creatures get you home
Is th Is a holiday? bat! know you not,
Ueiug mechanical, you ought not walk
Upon a laboring day?"
rrom a Brother Human Being.
To tho Editor of The Times:
Allow me a word In deferse of myself. Somo
of your officers are continually finding fault with
tho poor man who is trying to make an honest
living. The well-tolo persons escape their notice
it matters not what theiroffense. Xlne-tentbs of
lhoe arrested are of the poorer class, and many
of those for very trivial oifenses. even too worth
less to mention. True, our city is full of thieves,
but our ofilcers might ho able to discriminate be
tween a poor man, though he be a foreigner, who
wishes an honest living, and a vagabond- They
seem to think every poor foreigner not worthy of
the clothes be wears. I am not a beggar. I pay
for all my fruit nnd everything f get. They have
destroyed much for mo wttbin the past six
months I am poor, but a brother human being
for all that. Itjlo.
ract nnd Fancy.
Fainting is caused by an interruption of the
supply cf blood to the brain. Tho head mast
bo lowered immediately. Often laying the
person down will revive her without other
measures. The head mny be allowed to hang
over the side for n few minutes. Smelling
salts may be held to the no-o nnd heat ap
plied over tho heart to stimulate its action.
Open a window or outer door to admit
plenty of fresh air and unfasten the clothing
to permit circulation of tho blood. In severe
cases, where unconsciousness is prolonged, a
mustard plaster may be placed over tho heart.
If the breathing stops, artificial respiration
can bo begun. It is useless to try to givo
stimulants by mouth unless the person is suf
ficiently conscious to be able to swallow. Tho
attack usually passes off in a fow minates.but
the patient should be made to lie still and bo
kept quiet for some time after It.
Men or women who havo always a tolo to
tell of ,-how ho suffered that way himself'
should bo kept out of the patient's room.
Their sympathy will do harm every time. In
the sick chamber, if the patient can see com
pany at nil, there should be only bright,
cheery talk, and tho creaturo with 'symp
toms" can ttlk a man into having any and
every disease on earth in less than halt an
hour. A sick man should be led to forget his
ills, and not to rehearse them or compare
Granulated sugar. 40. Monday another spe
cial present day. Tns Ore at Atlantic jlsd Pa
one TZA Coxfakt, corner Seventh and E.
Why Senator Gorman Finds Himself
Not Perspiring Over IL
FAULKNER'S SAGB PREDICTION
Secretary lament Kainly Bespoiujibl. for ti
i URsv Pnblic Printer AdyUed to Avdd th.
Gentleman from Maryland Henco Tfo,
Horrr Hew York H ominationi Slow.
On tho 2d Instant the President nominated
Thomas E. Benedict to the office of Pnblio
Printer The nomination was immediately
sent to the Printing Commttee, and there it
stays. Messrs. Gorman, Hanson and Hender
son aro the members of that committee. They
know Mr. Benedict well. They aro not un
mindful of the fact that ho wo3 formerly an
efficient Public Printer, and ono of the most
polite, obliging and popular of men. And so
it is that many are at a loss to understand
why the liommitteo hold np the nomination.
Thoso who havo Investigated the matter are
satisfied that they know tho reason.
Mr. Gorman wa3 not consulted by tho
President or his friends as to the selection.
Mr. Richardson, chairman of the House
Printing Committee, was token Into the ad
ministration confidence, and ho made the
first announcement to those who hod been
working for a change In that office that a
change would be made. Ho said ho had been
called to the 'White House and told about it
by the President It was natural enough that
tho President should consult with the chair
man of the Houso committee, for most of tho
legislation that concerns the Printing Office
must pass through Mr. Richardson's hands.
But thero was a double reason, it is thought,
Mr. Gorman should have been taken Into tho
President's confidence. That same legisla
tion must run the gauntlet of his committee,
and the fate of the nominee must Inevitably
fall into his nanus.
Secretary Lamont discovered Mr. Benedict
under the previous administration. He en
gineered this second appointment.
Between CoL Lamont and Senator Gorman
there does not exist that effusive cordiality
that usually characterizes tho relations of
such distinguished Democrats. The Maryland
Senator is not a cuckoo of any degree, and
his estimate of tho wisdom of Col. Lamont's
selection for the war office does not tower
many stories above his opinion of Secretary
Gresham. Both the President and Mr. La
mont cautioned Mr. Benedict to hold aloof
from Senator Gorman and by no means
mako terms wtth him to secure confirmation.
This reached the ears of Senator Gorman. Ha
had no desire or intention of extorting any
terms from whomever the President might
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Ject of White House suspicion, to be shunned,
it was natural that he should not be amiably
dlsposed,toward Mr. Benedict.
The latter has been following hlsinitrno
tions literally and has held aloof. The Print
ing Committee have expressed no desire to
see him. Having many other pressing mat
ters on hand, they have not got around to Mr.
Benedict's case; and it 13 not to be pressumed
that they will reach it until they are ready.
Tho Democrats who are anxious for a
chango have been interviewing Senator
Faulkner on the subject. He assures them
that there 13 no opposition and Mr. Benedict
will be confirmed. If it Is not done speedily
he will hurry matters by calling the nomina
tion up from tho Printing Committee. It is
doubtful if Senator Faulkner gave any such
promise. That would be an unheard of inter
ference with committee prerogatives, and
senatorial courtesy would not tolerate such
an infraction of its canon3. In the sacred
precincts of the cloak room Senator Faulkner
micht venture to slap the Marylander on the
back, call him "Senator, old man," and then
call up Mr. Benedict's name under the rose,
but that Is as far as he could go with senato
rial courtesy. Even then thero is much room
to doubt the valuo of any satisfaction ho
might get if Senator Gorman should be indis
posed to talk on that subject and inclined to
undermine the administration generally.
The Senate has shown no disposition to
hurry the confirmation of New York appoint
ments. Some of them have been in commit
tees as much as four or five months, and are
likely to remain there some time longer.
HICARAGUA CAHAL BILL,
Senator Davis 'Will Have Something to
Say About It Later On.
It was generally understood when Senator
Morgan reported the Xicaraguon canal bill
that it did not wholly meet tho approval of
all members of the committee, especially
SenatorDavis, of Minnesota, who was opposed
to the bill when it was previously before tho
Senate. Senator Davis has not put his objec
tions in the form of a report, and will not do
so, but he will probably make a speech against
the bill if it is ever called up. As to this con
tingency, it is well understood that as long as
the tariff bill is before the Senate there will
not bo the least possibility of considering the
Nicaragua or any other bill, but when the
tariff is out of tho way on effort will be made
to bring up the Nicaragua bill.
"Yes, I expect to make a speech against the
bill," said Senator Davis, "and I will en
deavor to point out some reasons why the
bill should not pass. Why should the United
States put $100,000,000 Into a canal when wo
have not a navy to hold it ten days against
England, Germany, France or Italy? Thero
is another feature that ought not to be lost
sight of, and that is the fact that vessels aro
obliged to round Cape Horn Is a wonderful
defense for tho United States. It is no small
matter to send a naval vessel around Cape
Horn. It we were to cut a canal through to
the Pacific, it would be open in time of
peace and as many vessels could be put
through as are needed In case trouble was
contemplated in the near future. Without
the canal the vessels would be obliged to go
around the Horn. With 810.000,000 and the
immense iron mines on the Pacific coast, wo
could make a show of defense In a short timo
for all vessels that any nation would care to
send around tho Horn. But the worst feature
of It is that we could not hold tho canal nor
could wo recover it if it was lost."
Conferring Oter tho Seals.
The United States and Great Britain are
now acting together in perfecting as rapidly
a3 possible tho details ,ot the arrangement
for the government of the seal fisheries, so
that everything will be in readiness by tho
first of May. when the close season begins.
Yesterday morning there was a long confer
ence at the Treasury Department between
Secretaries Gresham and Carlisle, Sir Julian
Pauncefote. Mr. Goschen, the first secretary
of the British embassy, and Dr. Dawson, rep
resenting tho Canadian department of fisher
ies. Collections by n Collector.
"Our preacher made a big mistake lost Sun
day and lost a good collection," said a Man
chester man. "How?" "Well, ho appointed
a tax collector to go round with a plato, and
every man in the congregation asked him to
call again." Tid-Bits.
Connected by .Mnrriage.
Sho He is connected with you In some
way by marntge. Isn't he?
He Yes;he married my fiancee. Pearson'"
Learning English rirst-Ratc.
Twickenham How Is your daughter's
French tutor getting on with her?
Biltcr Very nicely. He ha3 got so he can
speak English first-rate. Brooklyn Life.
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