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THE "WASHEttGTOlT TIMES, SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 1S94.
The Washington Times
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THE GREAT NORTIirR.N STRIKf.
Fully 5,000,000 people aro
directly dependent upon tho
Great Northern railroad for
their traffic and travel.
Throe thousand miles of tho
road are tied up, and my
constituents on tho linn havo had no mail for
a week. One can seo what loss this means to
business men, nnd ono can likewise see what
hardship It means to tho people in every walk
ot life. My ono reason for interesting my
self in the premises rests upon tho duty to
leave nothing uniono that will relieve our peo
ple of tho interference with their mail service.
Tho company is to blamo for tho strike.
This is tho first striko that has occurred under
tho American railway organization, and it
was precipitated by the company itself, out
of revenge, probably, beeauso it was unable
t-i control tho workings of that organization.
Tho men havo violated no law. They have
stood ready all tho time to carry tho mall, but
tho company has steadily refused to run the
mall cars unless tho employes would also
opcrato the freight system.
Tho company has had its nttorney3 hero at
work, laboring to hare tho government assume
tho position that tho men ore responsible for
tho obstruction of tho mall service, and
should, therefore, bo regarded in tho light of
criminals. But it will not work.
I told tho President to-day that tho com
pany had been flagrantly violating law alter
law, for instance, one fixing tho rates for
carrying wheat nnd coal, another requiring
that it build platforms fot loading wheat,
coal and tho liko at sidings, and so on.
While I was district attorney I frequently
had Great Northern employes before me as
"Did you not know that such action
of yours was unlawful?' I would ask. 'Yes.'
"Then why did you do it?' 'Bocauso,'
mi the uniform answer of each, 'I was told
to obey tho company first, last, and all tho
time, and it would stand at my back if trouble
By -violating tho law in this reckless man
ner the company has mado money whero
other honorablo railway corporations have
failed. And now this band of bandits aro
trying to havo tho government bring Kb groat
power to bear against their men. For what?
For a mere technical violation of tho law a
far-fetched construction of it that would not
hold water in any court.
Tho company, through Judgo Sanborn, has
cltod many of Its employes to appear beforo
him at St. Paul, 500 miles away, to show causa
why injunctions should not issue to prevent
them from committing certain illegal acts that
they had no Intention to commit It is nn
outrago ono that would bring a flush of
shame to tho face of a Czar. Tho most of
these men nro poor. They aro now out of
work, yet, at the bidding of this company,
they must travel 500 miles and pay all tho ex
penses of the trip. I havo introduced a reso
lution In the nouso to have this matter Invest
igated. Tho company hasn't heard tho end
I have urged tho President not to commit
himself to the policy of tho company, nnd it
was plain to mo that neither he nor Attorney
General OIney, with whom I have conversed,
nor tho Iw officers of tho Post OfTlco Depart
ment, have concodod that tho failure of the
men to run passenger or freight trains ex
cuses tho company for refusing to carry the
malL N. M. Joiu.sox.
".MR. DUIS, IREAK."
In tho slow process of evolution tho promise
cf a new differentiation of species is heralded
1 tho occasional "freak." There was a
time, tho wise naturalist tells us, when
reptiles begin to hao wings, a time next
when the birds had teeth; consequently a
timo when tho birds begun to havo poor
tot th, nnd then no teoth at all. There can bo
no doubt nLout tho contempt which tho
feathered tribe feltfor this first toothless bird!
It was a "freak."
Uon. John Davis, of Kansas, does show
unmistakable signs of an era in the evolution
of statesmen from the winged camlvora of
politics. Mr. Davis' articles on tho general
object of finance, published in tho Arena,
hnvo been pronounced by ablo critics clear
and masterful, and they havo been largely
quoted by European writers.
It tho thoughtful care ot tho interests of the
mass ot our people is so exceptional as to
mako Mr. Davis a marked man, a "froafc,"
then God save tho country. Mr. Davis Is an
honest, earnest marl, who has lcarnod to do
his own thinking. Whoever will sect him
out and can bo favorod with his acquaint
ance will Boon learn of his rare value as a
man, and will bo ted to hope that this "freak"
may prove tho forerunner and prophesy of a
coming species of statesmen.
I)A?.GEUOUS; .NO PASSING.
It is reported that tho President will issue
no proclamation of warning nor tako any
other official notlco of tho prcsoncoof tho
Coxey nrmj. It Is tho judicious course; for
tho industrial situation is critical, or, at all
events, we do not know that it is not critical.
It seems as if tho little gusts of wind wero
gathering to make the tornado. It seems as
if a revolution might bo in store; and what
ever may be sold of Gen. Coxoy, ho thinks.
Ho has thought and has told us that be is not
expecting to accomplish anything by his
present expedition except to draw tho atten
tion of tho entire country to tho condition of
This may bo revolution. P orhaps it is upon
us now. Wo lo ok back into history and un
derstand why great torrents of human events
havo fallen out as thoy have. Wo novor real
ize that revolutionary changes can como upon
us as wo are, and where wo are. The Coxoy
army, at first a joko, is seriously, not to say
fearfully, thought of overy where; for with tho
discontent engendering Itself all over tho
country wo are fortunate, indeed, if wo es
The qulckost way to causo it is to parade
tho militia. Let a man bo shot, let a man bo
clabbod possibly, and we know not what may
happen. Thcso labor mo; cments cannot bo
laughed nway; least of all con thoy bo
Tho situation hero is a new ono. Tho au
thorities had better err on tho sidoof leniency
than on tho side of firmness. Tho suggestion
even which many newspapers have taken
pains to publish that tho President ought im
mediately to order tho regular troops into
camp near Washington, might bo tho match
touched to tho end of tho fuse.
HATVIXY, OF CONNECTICUT.
Senator Uawley, or Gen. Hawley.hos novor
boon accusod ot backwardness in defense of a
cause which ho had been sworn to support.
It was rumored that his ro-olectlon to tho
Senatowas for a time considered doubtful.
But all doubts that might havo existed in tho
minds of his constituents as to his fitness were
brushed away by the proper consideration of
hl3 soldler-liko fidelity to orders. Connecti
cut Itepublicans are manufacturers, capital
ists, and camp-followers. Bo wo may expect
to seo the flash of tho general's sword when
any attacks threaten their well-intrenched
lines. If this Senator has any well-defined
convictions on the grand tactics ot statesman
ship, it is a lino of reservo forco yet to bo un
covered. As for his defense of Gen. Ordway,
it was but an act of friendly loyalty; and this
gentleman is so far above reproach or criti
cism that the occasion was rather a favorable
opportunity for tho exhibit of tho Sonator's
florid stjlo of oratory.
HITS OR .MISSES.
Col. Brockinrldgo will begin to execute his
grand re-election skirt dance In tho Lexing
ton opera houso on May 5. Tor furthor par
ticulars see small bills.
It looks as if Governor Tillman would bo
obliged to open the back door.
Ono reason why Lord r.osebcry doesn't fill
Gladstone's placo Is that ho is not 81 years
Some day wo 6hall prico a few 690,000
houses in Washington and -so establish our
It appears that Henry S. Ives, with all his
stealings.was only nblo to leav o $100,000. Pity
CoLWntterson c onslders the Wilson tariff
bill a gold-brick swindle upon the people.
It appears that Veragua has gone into poli
tics; and now wo know where Potter Palmer's
money lint was raised for him has gone
It has been suggested that If Mr. Wolcott's
wants to coin Mexican dollars ho ought to
open a saloon in Mexico City.
Tho Cleveland Tlalndealer remarks that
one of the startling features of tho lato trial
was the conviction of Coi. Phil Thompson.
Wo hope it will never bo necessary to say,
by way of excuse for tho Washington baseball
club, that it was lucky it rained.
It Is hardly likely that Dr. Depew will put
tho crown by thrice.
It looks as if it would be a longer timo than
ever between drinks in tho Carolinas.
Mr. Harrison thinks that tho republic
needn't be despaired of so long as it has a
chance to re-elect ex-Presidents.
May wo shiver our timbers if wo aro not
glad to shake with Admiral Benhum.
Senator Hoar now threatens to address tho
Coxey army when it comes.
It seems, Governor Tillman, as if the su
premo court of South Carolina, a3 well as
many plain, every-day citizens of jour state,
Attornoy General Olney is a discriminating
baseball crank, ne used to bo the pitcher of
tho Atchison, Topoka and Santa Fo nine.
Possibly Mr. Depew might be nominated
for Vice-President under certain circum
It is suggested that Major Hopkins, of Chi
cago, 13 tired of his job. Tnn Times suggests
that ono Trank Lawler wouldn't object to it.
Probably Senator Allen is right
It is said that astonomers have catalogued
7,000 double stars. Of course, it would be
unfair to say that these 7,000 were really only
Andrew Carnegie has rot yet expressed
himself on tho Coxey movement
Let us all remember that rheumatism Is
really caused by snakes in the blood.
Tho Now York Commercial Advertiser is
impolito enough to say that Mr. Cleveland's
conversation is invariably ungrammaticak
Col. Watterson acts as if he had loft tho
slaughter houso and was rapidly approach
ing the open gra e.
Major Estcs G. Bathbone is still seeking an
election to Congress from the Third Ohio dis
trict on account of his brains.
Every esteemed contributor to tho columns
of The Teues will kindly boil it down.
Tho ancient and honorable artillery com
pany of Boston conceals but illy its jealousy
of the Coxey army.
I am a (platform-as-it-is-construed-in-the
South) Democrat. Thomas J. Jarvis.
The well-known joke about the presence of
tho Midway Plaisanco la tho moral system of
this country has been creditod to almost
every Washington daily.
There would seem to be no nonsenso about
Mr. Quigg when ho really gets to talking in
It should not be forgotten that CoL Breck
inridge's last mojority was 7,000.
Wo all want to be very careful, or it won't
bo all quiet along tho Potomaa
CLOAK ROOM AND GALLERY.
The wock which has just closed has boon
as dry a period, so far as debate is concerned,
as could bo possibly imagined. Republican
speeches havo been mado almost exclusively,
and it has been all too evident that the major
ity wero intended for constituents nnd not for
the Senate. Each Senator has taken tho In
dustries of his own state as his golden text
and hold forth accordingly. But they have
taken some time to deliver, nnd that certainly
Is a part ot tho object they were intended to
The Kow Hampshire delegation have at lost
swung into lino and aro now helping to talk
about the election for the Senatorshlp whloh
Chandler now holds and which expires next
Of course that Senator is ready and willing.
If nothing more, to suoceed himself. But
there aro two moro men iu tho flojd against
him already, and these maylput up a very
good fight Ono is none other than nonry
W. Blair, who enjoys distinction in a number
ol wavs, tho two principal oi wnicn are nis
antl-Ghineso views and the experiences be did
not experience In bis short hold on the Cbineso
mission; tho other his uso to tho Senate and
fall back into tbo House. Tho other is Gen.
Burns, ex-Attorney General, and of much ex
Derleneo in tho stato senate. Frank Jones,
the rioh Portsmouth brewer, says that Blair
will get the place. Hint moans mac .frank. 13
tired of Chandler's tirades on railroads in
general, and Boston and Maine, of which
Frank Jones is president, In particular.
But Chandler has lots of friends besides
lots of enemies, and those who know best and
talk best sar he has a first raortgago on Ids
scat and does not fear foreclosure.
Theto aro four Coopers in Congress, three
Hendersons, and the samo number of John
sons, Stones nnd Wilsons. Bakers, Bells and
others are plentiful In couplets, but strnngo to
say, there are only two Smiths, a solitary
Jones and a Robinson.
Tho 300 New Jersey w orkingmen who camo
all tho way to Washington to seo their Sena
tors and protest against tho passage of tho
Wilson bill were not in a very pleased framo
of mind when they discovered that both had
dodged them nnd were quietly nt homo "to
spend Sunday." Tho chairman of tho state
delegation expressed himself in pretty plain
language. Ho said tho Senators know per
fectly well that the delegation was coming.nnd
could not give nny gooa excuse lor not stay
ing over to receive them. Souator Mcl'herson
in particular seemed to havo aroused bis iro,
and he said that that Senator need not look for
labor support in getting back into the Senate.
In this matter Quay showod hl hand. Ho
has kept tho floor tho past few days to be
ready to do any good turn to labor delega
tions ho could. And so when tho men ar
rived jesterdny he received them In tho
marble room, secured nn escort to provide
them with scats, and then went with each Into
the Senato chamber and hod their petition
and memorial rend.
And jet Quay is no more n friend ot labor
than a dozen other benators who aro not
shrewd enough to piny their cards. A j ear
or two honce Quay will remind the labor peo
ple how he received them In Congress, bow ho
prevailed on the Democratic members of tho
Finiuco Committee to havo their petition
rend In tha chamber, and then well. Quay Is
Senator Yoorhees says ho has had enough
of "hearings." "It you hear anj ono talking
about getting a hearing from tho Tinanco
Committee." ho said je-terday, "you may
know It is false. There nro not going to bo
am. It wo should onco begin, jou know just
os well as I where the bill would bo a jear
bonce. No, the peoplo who tell of 'hearings'
aro rumor breeders, liko injects, which glvo
birth to other insects and thcso in turn to
others, till tho air is full of them."
After this apt similo tha tall Indlanlan
hurled back Into the Senate.
Tho Senate chamber Is free from ono abuse
that tho Houso is not, one that during tho
past tbreo weeks has been a first rato nulsanco
in tho House, nnd that is the bringing of chil
dren into the chamber during business.
The othei dny one woolly westerner camo
in with two, and ho could not havo handled
either of them alone. Another member bad a
joungstcrof nn oratorical disposition. The
borgeant-nt-Arms two or threo times sent
word to tho member of tho violation of tho
rule, but that worthy, not to be downed, sim
ply got a few foot further back and sent word
that "it was all right"
"For members only" appeared for tho first
timo j esterdav on large placards at every en
trance to tho House of Bepre3entntiv es res
taurant. It was restaurateer Murray s pre
cautionary measure against an invasion of
tho subsistence branch of tho House.
"Itwill remain," said Mr. Murray, "as long
as there is anj indication of an unusual
crowd at the Capitol, ami it will apply to tho
public at largo ns well ns to industrial" armies
and Coxej's men. Tho House restaurant i
... 1,. 1 . .1Un ..MI. 1. ..!..... nn t. .1
n,M -..nml.nn In . nt hnt.- Innnlun n-!flnt)t ,
leav ing the Cnpitol. There are onl 100 seats
for 356 members, besid.s tLo clerks, em-
If an unusual crowd fills tho seats tho mem-
bers must go elscwhoie. As this 1- not apub
lio restaurant, but a private ono intended for
members, tho signs merely Indicate that the
placo is to lie run as it should be.
There i nn iden thai the places where Sena
tors and Representatives eat any bo centers
for tho underfed Coxeyitcs.
Mr. Iepburn's speech in Congress yester
day prooked some rather spirited eross
flring, and in tbo attempt of the chair
man of tho committee of tho whole (Mr.
Bailcj) to secure order the bead ot the gael
with which he was pounding left its handlo
and went whizzing pist the ears of the offi
cial reporters and whirling down tho center
aisle. This incident seemed to subdue the
rising turbulenco, and order was speodllj-
Mrs. Blackburn Did Not rurnish t!ic .Morcj
From the Courier-Journal.
Mrs. Biackburu authorizes tho Courier
Journal correspondent to say that tho state
ment mado and reported in tho press that sho
bos rendered Madelmo Tollard nny financial
nid is wholly untrue. Mrs. Blackburn sajs
tbat she has ghenthrt person no monej- di
rectly orindlrectlj'. nor hns she bad nuj thing
to do with her whatever exepept to appear in
court and gie her testimony, a? sho believes
it was her duty to do. Mrs. Blackburn trusts
that her friends will belle o this stntement
and disbelieve nny other stories connecting
ber nnme with thu plaintiff in tho lato sensa
oung Republicans . ill Organic.
A meeting is to bo held nt tho Loyal Legion
Hall, 419 Tenth street, this afternoon, at 3
o'clock, for the purpose of organizing 'The
Young Men's Republican Club" of tho Dis
trict of Columbia. Tho club is being organ
ized by a number of young men, whoso object
is to secure tho membership of every joung
Republican in tho District. Tho plnn has
received the sanction of several of tho Repub
The Character of Vance
In tho opinion of mnny,says tho World, Sen
ator Vanco was tho greatest wit tho Sennto
has known since tho war. Ho enlivened tho
cloak-rooms with enough good stories to
mako a book of. Oenlality characterized his
private life, and he bad almost no cnomies.
There nro colonies of Carolina children who
bear hbs name in token of the esteem in which
their fathers held him.
Rather Expensive .Mall.
Uncle Sam looks out for country people at n
big expense to himself. For example: Four
horses and two men nro kept busy on the mail
route between Sturgoon Bay and Green Bay,
Wis., though the total mall distriouted to six
offices on the forty-flve-mile line does not
average more than a dozen letters n day.
The Sort of Man Qnay Is.
M. P. Ilandy In Ctiicaco Inter-Ocean.
Contrary to tho' general Impression Cok
Quay is a man of thorough education and
broad culture. As a preacher's son ho was
"raised," as they say down South, In an
atmosphere ot books and thought, and
although, a typical machine politician be has
been a great reader and a diligent student for
the greater part Of his life. Ho had his wild
oats period, but abandoned tho field before
tho harvest began. When he lived in Phila
delphia, about a dozen years ago, he spent
most of bis time when not on political duty
out of doors in a well-appointed library. I
shall nover forget a past midnight call that
I mado on him at tho Loehiel hotel in
Hnrrlsburg In 1878. Tbo capital and tho
stato wore all upset over tho disclosures
made by a legislative committee In an investi
gation of tho means used to pass legislation
indemnifying certain corporations for losses
sustained by tho labor riots In Pittsburg. At
a late merit session of the committeo Col.
Quay's name was brought in, as had been an
ticipated, and most serious charges wero pre
ferred ngalnst him. His devoted friends in
the legislature were up in arms; tbo lobby of
the hotel was crowded with excited men. I
went to Col. Quay's room to ask what he had
to say in his defense, and found him with
coat off, lying back in a rocking chair, cut
ting tho leaves of a lot ot freshly imported
books, which ho had received that day from
Philadelphia. He was tho coolest man in
Harrisburg and tho least interested' in what
was going on in tho legislature. I could not
get him to talk about anything except
Daudct's last novel.
On Certain Supposed
Tho Governor of Ohio has dollvcred his
speech at Minneapolis, Mr. Itecd has had his
rules adopted by a Democratic nouso, and
Gen. Harrison is proceeding eastward, some
what addicted still to tho samo old rear
platform habit It looks ns If tbeso threo
men wero neck and neck in tbo race for tho
Presidential nomination of the Republicans
in '9C nock nnd neek now nt tho first quar
ter, and tbey aro in the race, as mnuy other
ominont Republicans are, because the haider
tho times tho more valuablo the baublo of a
Tho national and local lenders of the He
publican party don't tako altogether kindly
to Mnjor McKinley. Thoy think of him, nnd
sometimes speak of him, as simply an exem
plification of tho Ohio idea, by which they
would havo us recall the good-natured harm
lcssness of Mr. Hayes and the equally good
natured weakness, not to say hjpocrlsy. ot
the good Mr. Garfield. Not tbat tLcy think
Major McKinley hns not been a notable nnd
brao man; but tbey would hardly expect him
to bo an out-and-out sort of President a man
who would say no at tho proper timo and yes
at tho proper timo; n man who would really
lead by tho forco and firmness of his charac
ter. They havo learned to call him a little
Napoleon from the appearance of his face
rather than tho condition of his backbone.
This, mind you, is not what I think; it is what
many of the Republican leaders, and they aro
far wiser than I, aro inclined to think, all
The greatest P.cpubllcan enthusiasm at tho
present dny is. ulwajs cxpressod for Hon.
Tom. Reed. Ho Is thought to bo as big Intel
lectually as ho Is physically, speaking compa
ratively, that is. So he arouses a national
convention nnd nn nudlenco of playgoers at a
local theater. He Is a rather impenctrablo
man. In spite of his supposed warmth, affabil
ity, and fine, larged hearted attention to
children. He Is real I hard to get at narrowly,
though doubtless warm and allectlonatewhen
ono is reallj acquainted with him; for surely
it would hardly do for Hon. Tom. Reed to call
tho only living ex-Frcsldcnt nn Ice wtigon, or,
In tbo parlance of the ball field, "Ills Ico
Carts," and bo at all cucumberliko himself.
Tho ex-President is n gentleman who Is
really "in it," nnd, as formerly, by tho loIo
of tbo situation. His administration was
thrown out. Things havo gono badly since,
and whatever tbo causo the present adminis
tration must bear tho blame largely. Of all
this Mr. Harrison bngs tbo benefit, and ho
knows how to bag things. His behavlorsinco
bis retirement from office has been dignified.
and his littlo speeches, us formerly, melliflu
ous, and in him and through him nro the de
vices nnu pnn3 oi tm mastenui iroiiucinn.
Mr. Harrison knows enough about politics" to
make no mi-tako about allowing things to
como his way if they seem inclined to comn
his way. His various ex-office holders ma
not rush lo his assistance, however, as these
civil service precedents are contagious, and If
Mr. Harrison were re-elected he might think
it necessary to ndopt the Cleveland rule
against the ex a. Still the Harrison men may
gcncrallj bo counted on. and, as formerly, tho
tieoplo may rise up and demand his renoml-
natlon, if not bis re-election.
It Is hardly probably that Robert Lincoln
will be nominated for President by tho Rcpub-I
licans. though thousands scatterednllover the!
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country feel tbat this man will somehow bo
IV, ..i.ltint enmn ilnv mt If hnnllr t.iumd
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likely that any overwhelming popular demand
n 111 come up for tho nomination of Mr. Lin
coln, and surelj the managing politicians of
the party will not nominate him. Tho talk
about Lincoln emanates somewhat from
Chicago, nnd I am told that it wis possible
not long ago to buy an important newspaper
mCTC, 11 II COUIU
:ould have fcecn mado a Lincoln
organ a thing not so wild and unreasonable,
ac?J,l?'arK " 't," fn . ,it .
chief McKiuIej orgnu. Tho Lincoln talk is
mostly put out by the Harrison people. It Is
intended to distract attention from Reed nnd
In tho great West's looming up a man, and
perhaps his chaaeu Is costing next time. It
13 Mr. Allison, ot Iowa, who has bo en thought
ot well for the Presidential nomination in
sevend conventions, who somehow eujojs the
confidence of Iho great bu-inesi East and tho
almost all-powerful W est as well, who seems
to bo for .i modcrato tariff and for a chance
forsilver. and perhaps thert issues might help
the Republican inrtj througa next time. It
would seem as if something must be done for
silver in tbo next Pepubli an eras id Rod
wishes ihnt he might in some way altaeh him
self to tho -iler cause, and protablj McKm
loj does.. Mr. Allison h is tho better chance.
It husnouldtell us bow to solve this money
questtoa we would hear rroro of Allison than
u or before, nnd notice that he iatlio onlj ono
of all tho above named undoubted candidates
who comes from west of the Misa.ssippi ri er.
.Money Makers Possess .Moncj Value.
The first batch of letteis snt through tho
mail brought mo two replies requesting me to
call. Ono was from a largo clothing house,
the other from r manufacturer of wall paper.
Perhaps I never In mj life received a more
corai kto set-back thin when, in cich cas-",
aft r being introduced into the s inctum of the
head of tho firm, I was asked what I had to
pro ose us advantageous for their lino of
business. I, in ruj utter iguorauco and in
capacity, h id expcctcil nil proposals to come
from them; nndtherel sat dumbfounded, face
to fico with mj o,vn emptj-heaJedn-e-.
However, my woman's wit came to mj aid
"I must first know tho nature ot tho busi
ness before I can ofier suggestions."
I can laugh nowas I recall how often this
Iuckj hit saved mu from appearing the fool I
really felt, for it always enabled mo to add
that, as much of what I heard was now to me,
I should like to consider it, and call again
when I should have n propos il to make.
I soon realized tho truth of mj friend's
assertion that money could bo mado in tbo
busintss world. Every bus nes3 man I havo
cverapproachi'd has looked upon moasn
possibly profitable vchiclo, has never dreamed
of offering rao sympathy, but has been ablo
and willing to pay liberally for any w ork I
undertook and thoroughly accomplished.
"A Bread Winner" in May Lippincoit's.
Men and Things.
An Ovid. Mich., clergyman who wanted ex
ercise learned to ndo a bicycle. A few nights
ago tho silent steed ran "into a live bulldog.
There was less clergyman and less coattall
The sheriff at Cripple Creek, Colo., tried tho
southern method of tracking -criminals with
bloodhounds tho other day. He got the
wrong breed of bound, and tho result i3 a
number of suits for false imprisonment.
A Madison county. Nob., man tried to drown
a cat When ho saw the animal back on his
stone fence as big as life and twice as natural,
he was so angrv that he got his gun and
blazed away. The cat wasn't hurt. Tho
shot struck tbo stone, rebounded, and put out
ono of the man's eyes.
A bat with wings a yard wide, the teeth of
n young dog, tho head of an opossum, and
hair enouch on its body to mako a muff for
any woman with ordinary-sized hands, was
mean enough to tackle a defenseless ben in a
Springfield. Mo., barnyard. Tho barbarous
creature was killed.
By the Colonel
The familiar quotation from Goldsmith's
"Deserted Vlllago" beginning "111 fares tho
land to hastening ills proy" hns been over
worked in this Congress. It was made to do
duty many times on both sides of tho proposi
tion to repeal tho purchasing clause ot tho
Sherman law in both houses of the extraordi
nary cession. Notwithstanding tbo severe
strain then rjut unon It. it was froauentlv
dragged In on both sides ot the House tariff
debate. I heard Senator Perkins, of Collfor
nladeclolm It in his tariff speech last Wednes
day, it wore a bodrajgioa ana tired expres
sion on that occasion. The honorablo and
reverend Senators should voto it a vacation
and let it go off somewhere to recuperate.
Talking about overwork, reminds me that
Tom L. Johnson's congressional frank is
liable nni Bubject to prosecution for viola
tion of tho olght hour law. It is worked con
siderably moro then twenty-four hours a day.
Rubber stamps, alleged fac-slmilcs of tho
Cleveland momber's signature, have been
manufactured by tho gios3. It may be great
sport to bo so largely in the business of ren
dering our postal system not self-sustaining.
It is very generous of Congress to permit a
member to circulato his speeches at tho public
expense. Tbat is giving him an advantago
over other citizens.
Some believo that tho franking law permits
them to "deadhead" their speeches only when
they aro a "part ottbe Congressional Record."
If a member delivers a speech and it is printed
in tho Record, and he afterwards segregates
it from all Record matter and has it printed in
a privnto office, it can tben be said of It
according to tho law of prices of tho Post
Office Department that it is a "part of tho
Congressional Record?" About all Congress
men uo mis tiling.
Docs Mr. Cannon.of Illinois, believe that It is
generous or brave In him to accuse Mr. Willis,
our minister to Hawaii, of double-dealing?
Mr. Cannon Is perfectly safe in doing this,
for tho constitution says that "for any speech
or debato in either house he shall not bo
questioned in nny other place." That pre
cludes tho probability of Mr. Willis or his
friends calling Mr. Cannon to account. I
havo often though Congressmen take liber
ties with other people's names which they
would never dream of were it not for this
shield. Congressmen's constituents Question
them In other places when they disapprove of
their courso in Congress. The press and the
public generally question them In a largo
sense and they do not resent It, by pleading
their constitutional prerogative; but an indi
vidual dare not resent insult uttered on tho
floor of cither house.
During a rather dull dobato in the nouse a
few day3 ago I tried to relievo the tedium by
counting tho stars in tho Held ot tho particular
old glory that ornaments the wall above tho
Speaker's chair. There are only thirty-six
stars on that banner. There should be ono
for every state. There nro forty-four states.
Why Is this? Is it negllgenco or economy?
Times nre bard, but wo ean afford a twinkler
for every stato in our Union in our standard's
constellation. Col. Qcobux.
GE.HS OP THOUGHT.
Contentment is better than divinations or
Ho who reigns within himself and rules
passions, desires and fears, is more than a
king. G. Massey.
Bo your character what it will, it will bo
known, and nobody will take it upon your
Men of earnest thought and guiet contem
plation exercise a wonderful influence over
men of action. Robertson.
Endurance Is the prerogative of woman,
enabling the gentlest to sufftr what would
cause terror to manhood. Wieland.
Like a beautiful flower full of color, but
without scent, nre tho fine but fruitless words
of him who does not act accordingly.
Wherever I find a great deal of gratitudo in
a poor man I take it for granted there would
bo as much generosity if he wero a rich man.
Ifjou can't pay for a thing, aont't buy it.
If jou can't get paid for it, don t sell It So
jouwill bavo calm dajs. drowsy nights, all the
good business you hao now, and none of thu
TIm Trhrt i nil Id ,ln en mo f-Mnf tMnIn Ma
short life mu't apply himself to the work
with Mich a concentration of forces ns to
spectators who ,iVo only to amuso them-
sehes. looks like insamtj. John Foster,
, , . ,
T ma. I.(.t linn I fnh n-.,n rA,.Inn
.. . .... ..
earnestness tl o thought, tbo emotion, tbo
actual condition of trs own heart, and other
men. so strangely nre wo all knit together by
tho Uo of sjmpathv-. must and will givo heed
to him. Carljle.
Though an Inheritance of acres may bo be
queathed, nn iuberitacce of knowledge can
not. The wealth man may pay others for
doing bis work for him; but" It fi impossible
to ge: his thinking dono for him bv- anotber,
or to pnrchnse any kind of self-calture.
Cease from this antedating of your experi
ence, bafllcient forto-daj are the duties of
to-day. Don t waste life In doubts and fears;
spend yourself on the work before you, well
assured tho right pcrformam-o of this hour s
duties will In the best preparation for tto
hours of nzes that follow it 'Tis tho
measure of a man his npi r hension of n dny.
R. W. Emerson.
The Care of Hot shoes.
There are few things moro disagreeable
than to put on a pair of stiff, brittle shoes that
havo'been thrown aside to dry after a rainy
da-. Here is n formula that claims to eradi
cate thu trouble First wipe off gently with a
so't cloth all surface water and mud; then,
whllo still wet, rub wo'l with parafflne oil,
using flannel for the purpose. Sit them nsldo
till partially dry, when a second treatment
with oil H .advisib'.e. Thej- may then bo de
posited in u eonvenientl warm place, whero
they will drj- gradually and thoroughly.
Beforo apol.viug French" kid dre-sing givo
tliem i fin tl" rubbing with the flannel still
shghtlj' dampened with parafflne, and the
Loots will be sort an 1 flexible ns new kid nnd
bo vcrj little affected by thoir bath in tho rain.
Awning Cloth for Cov crs.
The sturdy, enduring awning cloth is now
a popular material for sofa and divan covers.
It coaics in dull blue nnd white, in bluo nnd
deep cream, in soft browns and in old reds,
nnd in ecru. It is atractive and tho colors
will not fade. It is tho very thing for uphol
stering tho wide seat of the big bav window,
wbero it will get hard usogo and look none
tho worse for wear, until in coatse of timo it
will nr.so from tho foaming suds phoenix
like and as good as now. rorpiazza cushions
nnd unmmock pillows it is mo-t desirable,
but those should nlwnvs bo mndo with slip
A British Breach of Promise.
A British uoblcmnn, who wns sued for
brtaehor promise, is reported to have de
clared that it vv.is impossible for him to con
tradict a ladv.and that therefore bo would
not denv that ho had made tho promise, but
he insisted tb it tho lady had exaggerated tho
value of his affections, and that that value
was a lair question lor a Jury, inoiaay re
covered 1 percent, or so of her original claim,
and the mulcted nobleman declared tint the
cross-examination of her by his counsel was
amply worth tho money.
Quito Up to the Stjlc.
Husband "Where in thunder did you get
that coat! It flt3 you liko a potato sack."
Wife (delighted) "Does it, really, dear? I
was so afraid it wouldn't bo quito up to tho
style." Chicago Record.
Looking for .Money.
She "They say that persons of opposite
qualities mako tho happiest marriages." He
"That's why I am looking for a girl with
A Champion of the Sera ant Girls.
A man I know, who maintains n very well
appointed establishment and is willing to be
responsible for tho manner in which it is con
ducted, Bays to a writer in tho New York
"I supposo my wifo is as good a house
keeper ns there i3 in New York; but I often
wonder how she manages to keep ber ser-
vants. The best ct women lack balnnco at
times, and one of tbo chief causes of domestic
friction, it seems to me, Is that they Interfere
too much in household affairs when they
don't interfere too little. We've been breaking
in a cook for the last wook. She's a good
cook, with first class recommendations, and
is willing and anxious to please. Yet
the other day when I tamo down to
breakfast my -wlfo was not making the
coffee at ber end ot the table, as she
usually docs. I Inquired her whereabouts of
tbo maid, nnd the maid blushed and said sho
was In tho kitchen. Sho was, and frying tho
bacon, while the cook looked helplessly on,
much distressed. Her excuso was that tho
cook had delajed the breakfast, -and. In order
to set her an example and get me off to the
office in time, sho preferred to fry tho bacon
herself. I told her It was better to have the
breakfast late ono morning and tben reprove
tho cook for it than it was to lead tho took to
suppose tbat she was willing to do the cook's
work whenever the cook's work didn't suit
We shall probably change cooks shortly," he
added, with a sign, "iho socret of getting
on with servants, it seems to me, is never to
ask them to do too much or to allow them to
do too little."
With Regard to
the Gold Cure.
There are some rathor suggestive and in
teresting peculiarities, says tho Ledger, about
tbo gold euro and its management It bos
been insisted upon as a fact tbat if a gold
cured inebriate rotumed to his cups there
was no such thing as reforming again. The
medicino seemed to destroy not only the will
power, but the resistive abilities of tho sys
tem, and the person at onco went to pieces, as
it were, ending a wretched career in a grand
orgle of dissipation, that was speedily fol
lowed by death. ,
Whether this idea and belief bod any influ
ence upon the mind of tho patient, or if such
were really the case, has rarely been argued,
but that Imagination has had much to do with
the hopelessness of the relapse is an opinion
firmly held by persons who havo taken pains
to study the subject
A case in point is that of a man about 0
years old, who has been in tho habit ot going
on long and excesslvo periodical sprees since
his boyhood. Ho is of rather weak moral
nature, and qulto impressible up to a certain
pitch, when he develops the most astounding
obstinacy. This has been one of his charac
teristics all through bis life. Being per
suaded, after one of his drinking bouts, to try
tho gold cure, ho went through the treatment,
and for somo months eontinued sober. But
he continually talked about the euro, its ef
fects upom men ho know and the hopeless con
dition ot those who took to drink again.
Gradually he seemed to circle nearer and
nearer to tbo danger, and began to boast that
ho could drink occasionally if he desired to do
so and that no harm would come of it At
last ho began drinking again, and was off on
a drinking spree for several weeks. When ho
sobered up his friends all bewailed tho future,
declaring that he would live but a Bhort timo
and could never remain steady again. Trom
sheer obstinacy, and with the spirit that
always impelled him to do tbat which no ono
expected of him, ho indulged in several fright
ful debaucheries and then came up serenely
and "turnedover a new leaf," as hi3 acquaint
ances sold, and has remained sober ever
It is quite likely that if his friends keep on
predicting bis speedy downfall he may round
out bis days in the most exemplary fashion.
If might not bo amiss to inquire If there is
not too much stress laid on tho hopeless
future of gold-cure patients who return to
drink. Once they give way, there appears
nothing ahead of them but desolation and
ruin. Is It not tha part of wisdom to build
up and encourage, to strengthen and fill with
hope nnd determination those who have to bo
set on their feet, rather than to hold up ever
before them a picture that might appall tho
There Is one thing that a child should bo
taught from the time that it is old enough to
sit up in tho company of its elders, and tbat is
a refined codo of table manners that no future
Influence can chango in nny way. It is hard
to overcome the habits of childhood, even
though the associations of youth are entirely
different from those that left their mark on
tho first years of existence. Therefore, to in
still correct demeanor one must begin when
the baby brain is unfolding and receptive.
No one can estimate how very much a per
son is judged by the sort ot conduct which
characterizes tho prosaic eating and drinking
that is part of the daily routine. Tho grace
ful handling of a fork, tho dainty way of sip
ping one's soup, tbo knowledge of what this,
that and the other table ornament is for
stamps n man or woman at onco as being used
to good societj- and is tho greatest help to the
awkward and the shj.
No matter how lovely a woman may be. If
she eats with Ler knife the illusion is dis
pelled, and no matter how great or honorable
the mnn, if he will iiers st in drinking out of
his saucer his fame counts for naught.
It is tbo little things of life that either con
demn or elevate us in the opinion of others,
and table manners nro a3 essential a part of
the education ot a gentleman orgentlewoman
as tho deeper lines of thought and learning.
A mother cannot be too careful with her
child In this particular. Teachers of dancing
and deportment may como in later j ear", but
tho first rudiments of tablo etiquette should
bo engrafted while yet tho baby sits in a high
chair and does not know a fork from a spoon.
Had Been .Married So I ong.
Hostess Of coure tho dinner is given for
Miss Purd, but I can't let you take her in
because you have never will tako tho trouble
to bo agreeable except for a pretty woman 3
Regg- Westend W horn do I tako in then?
Hostess Mrs. Tarris.
Beggy Wcstend But she's uglier than Miss
Hostessi know that, but "he's married and
used to being neglected. Life.
Trcsh Lines of Humor.
Reporter I have a story here onfeeroldry.
City Editor Givo it to the knight editor.
Looking at it In a practical way a congenial
soul is n bedfellow who will agree not to eat
onions except when you do. Atchison Globe.
"I consider your set much beneath me,"
said tho weathercock fowl to tho ono In tho
barnyard, "iou're a vane thing!" was the
ulck retort. Yonkers Statesman.
A local architect says his new assistant
does his bcs.t draw mg on salary day. Phila
"Is Jenks in tho swim nowadays?" "Gucs3
ho must be. His best girl has just thrown
him overboard." Buffalo Courier.
"Jones mndo mo smile." said Roistering
Blndc. "How wns that?" "Asked me to
have a drink and wouldn't tako 'no' for a
refusak" Toledo Blado.
Odd Items from All About.
Mr. Faux, a man of forty years' cxperienco
in English libraries, put down the ordinary
life ol n popular novel at nine months.
The Bon Marche of Pans has tho largest
kitchen in tho world. There are fifty frying
paus, each large enough to hold 300 cutlets at
at a time.
Arizona has produced moro than $80,000,
000 of precious metals. Tho exports of silver
h ivo exceeded $5,000,000 a year; of copper,
According to Federal law, each state is en
titled to a duplicate ot tho brass troy pound
measure which 13 in possession of tho United
Should no American meat bo imported Into
London for dajs the price would go up. If
tho Yankee supply wero entirely cut off fam
ine prices would prevail.
It is believed that, just as tho seeds ot
plants aro distributed by the winds, so the
egg of snails are scattered abroad by the
breezes, thus disseminating their species.
Tho African city of Kong, although scarcely
known to tho world, is a veritable kingdom in
itself, being ruled by a king and a suito of
gray-bearded sages. Tho citizens aro intelli
gent, though pure-blooded Africans.
A woman ot Hamden, O., answered an ad
vertisement recently which promised to givo
a satisfactory recipe for making coffee. Tho
reply was: "Practice till you get it exactly
right, tnen keep on making it in that way."
A proposition has been made to take tho
Columbian bell to tho noly Land, and on
Christmas evn. 1890, it being connected by
cable and wire witn all parts of Christendom.
30 that the 1000th anniversary of tho birth of
Christ shall be celebrated by all the world at
the some instant
WEST END GOSSIP.
The fastidious and extravagant maidens
who dlstain to woor tbo sume dress more than
onco at a dinner, tea, or reception for fear it
will be recognized by their acquaintance
should know that Mis. Cleveland has set
them on example of good senso in this partic
ular, by wearing tho same gownepeatedly at
different functions. The gown of moire, a very
striking ono of red, tho color of an American
beauty rose, was worn by her at tho New
Year's reception, when all Washington, if
they willed, had an opportunity of seeing her
in it, being an expensive and conspicuous
garment, and withal a becoming one. Mrs.
Cleveland very sensibly wore It at another
and less crowded reception, and also at ono
of Mrs". Lamont's teas.
Of all sycophantic and sorvllo nonsenso,
commend me to the fashion that is obtaining
of lato in tho papers ot putting certain people
and things under the patronage of Mrs.
Cleveland and tho Cabinet ladles. Wo have
read in the papers the past week that certain
fashionable young men and women are to
dance the minuet in order tbat Jackson's
home mny be preserved in statu quo. bo to
speak. Of course, it is all going to bo very
picturesque and very entrancing and all tbat
sort ot thing, and eminently pralsoworthy is
the motive that prompts these men and
maidens to givo their valuable time to the
enterprise. Wo aro told it is under tho
patronage of Mrs. Carlisle. Wo ask what?
The men or the maidens, or the Hermitage.
The former are at liberty to consent to
patronngo, if they wish, but they should avoid
getting things mixed in this way. The pub
lic, who will bo asked to pay tho 81. 82, or S3
to witness this gorgeous spectacle, are tha
real patrons and patronesses.
We are told tbat Miss Pollard is affected.
And this reminds mo that oil Kentucky girls
are generally affected; a languishing and
lackadaisical manner is as natural to the
Kentucky girl as primness and polysyllabla
expression is to tho Boston glrL Even tho
older women who come from that state have
an exasperating puny and prismy way of
talking that spoils every statement they make.
There Is a Kentucky girl who is spending the
season in Washington. This young lady
would be attracrtTo flshe could bo convinced
that affectation woali spoil an angel. This
young lady essaj-s to recite, and la frequently
heard at the West End Club in the Innocent
but inspired effusions that charm Washington
audiences and go by the misnomer of elocu
tion, x oiten wisn some real stage manager
could get hold of thcso misguided young
women who think they can recito. I think
thev would quickly consign them to oblivion
Apropos of the Boston girl, if she does ex
press herself in polysylables, Bho knows tho
genuine baked beans of Boston from the
spurious imitation wo get up hre. "When
ever I am invited out to dine," says a Boston
girl, who has been spending the Winter here,
"the lady ot the houso puts baked beans on
tho table and says: 'Now, as you are from
Boston, I thought I'd havo some baked beans
for j on."
"Tho fact fa," sho added, "tho people in
this city don't know how to bako beans. In
Boston we parboil them after soaking them
overnight. By parboiling I mean port boil
ing. e don't let the skins crack, for then
they get mushy. After parboiling they aro
put in a slow oven with a piece of fresh pork,
where they bake all day long, and when they
come out they aro a3 nutty and nice"
and the Boston girl came as near smacxlng
her lips as a Boston girl with her inborn
sense of propriety ever could.
Buffalo pnpera' nre quite set up of lato over
the distinction tbat some of their representa
tives have gained in society here. There is
Mrs. Cleveland to begin with, ot course, Mrs.
Blssell, with her lovely voice, and Mrs. Socard,
3Irs. Bi'sell's friend, who plays so beautifully,
and Miss Jane Meade Welch, who has created
such an agreeable impression by her colonial
talks. Speaking of these ladies, Mrs. Harriet
Lano Johnston, sho wishes she was from
When Patti was here this Winter Mr. West
inghouso gave her an elegant dinner in her
apartments at the Arlington, to which eight
or ten ladies wero invited, but as Patti never
dined sho sat with the ladies and entertained
them for a time, after which she went to her
own apartments and Bene each of tho ladies
her autograph by ber maid. It was written
on her own dainty stationery and read, as
ratti's autographs always read: "A beautiful
voico is tho gift ot God. Adelina Tatti."
A young lady here is collecting autographs
in a rather novel manner. She has tbem on
a tablo cover of white linen that Is finished
with drawn work and a plain hem. Grover
Cleveland's is In the center, and almost every
body' she has met of nny prominence during
tho Winter has pot their autograph upon tho
cover. Theso are worked in different colored
silks, generally in the favorite color of the
writer. The cover is thus rendered of great
interest, and she valnes it very highly. Mem
bers of the Japanese and Chinese legation
havo tho mo-t nrtistie nnd ornamental auto
graphs when they write in their own char
acters. Instinct and Intelligence.
A teacher asked a boytoexplaln.lf ho could,
tho difference between animal instinct and
human intelligence. It was a pretty hard
question, but the boy was equal to it "If wo
had instinct," ho said, "wo should know
everything wo needed to, without learning it;
but we've got reason, and so we have to study
ourselves 'most blind or be a fool. Good
Told the Ages of the Ladies.
New York Weekly
Old Gentleman There is something wrong1
with that slot machine in there. It claims to
tell your correct age. I am over 70 and it
made mo out 35.
Hotel Clerk That machine is for ladies)
only. You will find a better one in the bil
o Unhaprincss Caused.
"And Is that your answer?"
"It is. But I hope my refusal will not
cause you unhappiness, Mr. Perkin3."
"No, Indeed, bmith said that you'd snap
up tho first man that offered himself, and I
bet him you wouldn't. I'm in a box of cigars."
Boston Home Journal.
She Had Refused Him.
"When Mr. Higgins asked you to marry
him did you tell him that he must ask your
mother?" "I did, but ho said she'd refused
him long before he ever thought of asking
An American Dog Show.
Small Son "Us boys is gcttin up a dog
show, and I bet our Fido will tako tho prize."
Father "FIdo has no pedigree." Small Son
"This Isn't nny European aristocracy affair.
This is an American dog sho w." Good News.
Unless blind and deaf ono cannot bo impar
tial. Tho dog chases out tho quail, but the eagla
A woman with a three-inch tonguo can slay
Patienco Is the robe of advancement in all
lines ot life.
Tbo bat, hanging upsido down, laugh3 at
tho topsy-turvj" word.
The Ignorant aro never defeated in any ar
gument Before trying to horseback one should learn
to ride on oxen.
It is more easy to evade the trouble which
heaven sends us than tbat which we bring
ET YOUR GOOD
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a dentist who
doesn't cause pain.
Thon you'll come
to us. Palnles
teeth, SO centa.
Best f nil setS.
Evans Dental Parlors,
1217 Pa. Ave. N.W.