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TIIE WASTHNUTO CMTUJ,. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JMTOAKY 29,1800.
i I V i i? b r i t ; pi u 3 WASHINGTON riUTIC Hvvaiu, Covvr.N it llL'Kr.rr. Si3 D STREET NORTHWEST, IV ASIti.NftTOS, 1). C. TUB St'NIlAY CIIITir. Bhiglocopy B Punts Ono yenr Si.w TIIK KVKKIXO CIIITIU Klllglc Copy ... a cents llyCarrlor. per month S3 Hants llyiriall, postage paid, ono your J.VOI Hymnl), postage pn'il, six mouths .10J lly Haiti postage paid, pur month... .Si Conn Mall subscriptions Inv nrlably m advance. Address TlinCHITIC. I Washington, I). . washington, januaiiy 2!), 1800 to-night's amusements. Albmiyh't, l'lftccntli and 1 streets - Fanny Davenport In "J.a Tosca." Xutlonul, Pennsylvania avenue, near Fourteenth street Francis Wilson In "Tho OoJflh." Ilijmi, Ninth street mid Louisiana ave nue "The Fakir." ArrnmiV, Eleventh und C streets Itcntz Son t ley Burlc6quo Cointinny. rV(i6r,l'cmislvaiiliaTcnuc,iicar Eleventh street Variety. In iikii in nitv to set Into the Union, Montana seems to hnvo shut the door upon licr own cont-tniK ('jiicviiiisiioi't.ii get nnturmlAcii be foiu Congiess puts her on tlio witness stand us toiler nationality. iju'iiv no CiiMiiir.NSi Is it your In tention lo locate tlio "World's Fair in tlio United Slates ot in Km ope? lloforo nnsiveiing, please louk up the Chicago CCI1SUS. Amo.no nin: i.s'M'ii;itviii.r. fioilc nt tiuctlous Clitcago can pirado before tlio European vlsitoisto her World's Fair is n oily owned and occupied and governed by a foreign ote. AVnv not comi: to the point at once and mako it it penal oITcn'-c to Import nnylhlng which is likely to lower the prices of ai tides conn oiled by thegieit American trusts? &:vi:n.vi. vuuiniuiMif the Cleveland, Ohio, Council will soon visit Washing ton. Wo ought to have our streets all lipped up and blockaded with debris, so that thoso visiting gentlemen tiny feel pei f Ortly at home. In mtK diplomatic correspondcuce submitted to the Senato yestciday what the Chincsa Ministois have o say about tho Inclusion net ic.uls very much as led pepper smells. It in.iy be tickle some nl first, but it will letch tears in time. Ji i hi: Inspector of Street Sweeping In this city weie .is diligent in his pur mil of the sweeping conlr.utnr as he was nfewye.nis ngo in the put suit op irring Congressmen, tlieie might beloas dust upon our Miectsto blo.v into pco iilc's cyts. Ir is rj.UA-uvr to see that Speaker liced keeps in nitari the necessity for hastening the ('untested-elections cas.-s. It is always gratifying to be encouraged to beliecthnt the man who has been elected stands a chance of drawing something besides his salaiy and his i nrcnth before the end of his term. Mil. WAXAMAEEIl'S VJIAXUE. In commenting yestcid.iy on the methods which prevail in the Govern ment mail-bng repair shop, Tun Cut lie Hosuincil that the tminuli.Hu superiors of the unfoitunato women employed in the shop weie not fully aware of the Mate of affairs which exists in this tread mill. These ,superior are, In .m if-ctnding scale. Captain Cullen, the nuperiutciident; Colonel Whitlield, Sec ond Assistant Postmaster General, and Mr. Wnuamaker, Vostmaster-Goiiural. Of these Colonel Whitfield, whoisreally thc nflit Isl Immedintelv 1 expansible, has been heard from No declares that the dally stint of forty bags is not too much, and avens that plenty of women can be found who can keep up that average, or even exceed It. Tlio daily wage of one dollar ho regsuds as ample, cveu generous, because in other cities women engaged in mnhlng slop-shop clothing recetvoless. He says thu shop must bo conducted on n, strictly busi ness bails, and wound up his defease with tht statoment that "the present method Is the best and the compensation is as high as will justify a maintenance i f the shop." When Madame Itoiaml w.is being ojirved to the guillotine with her fel low-GlrOndists durimr the Kclgn of '1 error a hundred ycais ago, she ux chihiiFd, a she raised hur mauaeled hands-to Iicum n "Oh, Liberty, what liniLsnrc ci mtuiitid in thy name"' Ko to-dny, these poor women miy with eiisil cause cxrlnim against the grinding tasks imposed upon them ami tho scanty wages doled out to them that pampered olUelnl may bu ablo to boast tl.at ho Is conducting a one horse cobbling shop on a strictly "business basic" It would be better, Tin: CntTic thinks, if a llltlo sentiment, a little hu man feeling, were mhed up in this business. To this end The Clime appeals from Colonel Whitlield to his imme diate supctloi, tho Postmaster-General. Mr. AVaiwiuaktr is n Christian, active in the church and tho Sunday school. It Is dllllcult to believe that he sanc tions what is done in this reptir shop in the name of "business." Mr, Wnu amoker Is himself an extonshe em ploy r of labor. Ho has been aroused by his political opponents of driving Ms woikcrs, but Tin: Ckitic prefers to believe this to be a canaul Let him compel the semblance, ut least, of the (lhlnely humane spiilt of the Xanrenu to penetrate tho dustj', lung-tortming atmosphere of the ill ventilated ipiar 1tr wherein those poor women aro ((impelled to toll at their hard nod venry tasks. IlowilHind this a most excellent "business basis" to work upon. nori.ASHKivs uemocuavv. lloul auger giv os another proof of his democracy In declining to faxir tho nntl Stmitie movement In Franco. Some i lilies will affect to see In his policy the politician's regnrd for tho commerehl and money kings. This will bo an un just reilection, like many another passed by English tovlowers and American paragrnphers, Jloulnngcr may, as charged, aspire to bo s Cir-sar. Ho baa pot, however, justified tho suspicion, He lias neither i-ccretlj diUlcU tlio jaob i'i (i nipii'iiilnd with tin mi)niv tiiion Helms imt Intrlguc(l llh tlio nnn.v; he 1ms fousjht for Ids prliiolphn 1 1'Clily. Wtio he tho dc'iiniitogiio slm ply, ho would hnvo lohg iuio tridiicd the lllaiiqulstsjind forces of Hcllevlllo As it t, he has biaved thoni. Were ho a clerical coiiplrator for n crown, he would iicwt lime admitted to his coun cils such trlllcns as Aithur Jleycr and Cnttagnac. Credulity and frank ness hiiNO been his worst enemies. No one In modern French politics Ins been bclinjed so often. Throughout ho has been tho ardent lepublican, but, unfortunately for his nims, the first gieat military republi cans, J)eniourlu7 and Napoleon, mako mas(iieradeis tu histoiy. He has clung peisistcntfy to his plan of lovlslon. That he has been neither goaded nor cajoled Into disclosing it should not prejudice his slneeiily. It were just as icnsoiiablu toccnsuieMr. Gladstone's abstiact iirogiaiumo for Homo Rule as lo blame IJotilangcr for concealing, as the chief of a disoiganlml minority, his design for a new constitution, or for not having peifectcd it. From tho moment that ho broke w tth the Clem enccau clique ho has been tho only public man in 1'ianco who repiescnted by word and thought the hopo of thu masses. The anaichy of the assembly is tho olfspiing of Ganibetta's compromise of a constitution. Oppoilunistu, instead of founding federal stability, has raised financial feudalism. The ticasurors general, the ti-mrcis of the kings, are pcipctuntcd in a new form and con tiolled by tho money brokcis of Paris. The Semitic powers, guided by Fcny In tho parly councils, Itouvler in the tribune and lk'Inai.h in the piess, aic swinging tho State. The people so cretly icbel ngaint n glowing evil which they sutler from, but do not tin dctstiind. Ojipoitunism and the bankers would liiiMi dcstioyed Iloulanger In a ptUiin cell had he not been shrewd enough to leti eat. 1 1 Is refusal tore laliate by allowing his followers to join the lace uioM-mc-nl is moie than nn evi dence of his dcmociacy of spiiit. It shows tliat he can hold his foes In gen erous contempt, lloulnngcr may tho a lailure and a political blight, but he CMpic'cs a iittioii3 expectation. With it evciy tliouglilful American citicn who recoils fiom tho prospect of mo nopolies debasing public consdenco and oxcitluowing private lights can justly yi)iinthie. I.DMi Ltn: TIIK A7A7," Huw Jlr. Piatt lakes on sio as tho World's Fair contioeisy grow. May hi not swell like that unfortunato frog in tho fable? It was not so ciy long ago that the whole land smiled biondly at the very mention of Mr. Plait's name. Now tho nation, Including Chicago, looks gravely on to see him freighting the Now Yoik Senate, Quay's National Tiust Commit tee and the august IScpublican majority pf tho Senate mound in his gripsack. New Yoik editorials dicuss him as being at once the piodigy and enormity of the moment, lie Is on ono side a monster dcleatlng public wishes, on the other a mai el of political pi iidcnec and finesse. Among tho many proofs of his greatness ii- Ills .ecict intention to piick Mr. Hcldcn'h Inflating ambition. How well time mid your native t-hicwdncss hao done for you, Mr. Piatt! How little did we dream, when pitying jour part of Pavonius to tho Cato of Mr. Conkling, that you would prove the wonder we now wag our tongues about. Only n w ord or two aro needed to complete the transformation of your humility. You nro, perhaps, thu one man of the tinio who could with piopilcty echo the glorious speech of King Louis: L'Klat, e'nt Jtiu.' LonglUo King Piatt I.' HKIUIEV l'ltKJlDlUi:. One of the most illogical and iuex plieableof piojudiecs, If any prejudice can be logical and explicable, is that of Christians against the Jews. Per haps in tho old days, when lcllgious and national feelings ran high, thouah they were painfully narrow, this senti ment was not wonderod at, however much it was lo bo deplored. Tho most singular sight this queer old world of ours ever taw was when the Crusaders swarmed from all tho countries of Christendom to lescue tho sepulchre of Him who in life was a Ilebrow from the followersol the False Prophet while they phindeied antl oppressed and tortured the Jews of their day. That this Ignoble piejudicc still lingers in the minds of some men wo have occasional evidences even now. Tho Incident which occurred at jtlbnin Monday is one of them. A bank lefused to chooso a Jew as cashier because, as ono of tho bank's diiectois said in the brutal slang of the stietl, he was a "Sheeny." Not lon:j ago in London, the greatest and richest city the world has ever known, a new Lord Major was installed in olltcu with i!l the pomp and circumstance attaching to an olllco which has existed slnco the earliest feudal days. The first Loid Mayor was a N'oiman Lngllshman, by name Fll7 Alwjn. When ho was In stalled the day was tendered doubly memorable by a savage and bloody raid upon tho Jews, who wcio tortuied, nibbed and on pulled. The I.oul Mayor installed last yew was a wealthy the Loid Mayors are nl wnjs wealthy and oithodox; Jew of thu namo of Isaacs. Ceitalnly tho world of London has gained in humanity, In in telligence ind In true Christianity, as well as in wealth and power and popu lation, since that bloody and shameful episode. It Is left to Albany, New Yoik's cap ital, in the free nnd enlightened United States, to ret.iia and express the preju dice which burned in tho birbarous bosoms of Fit Alwyn's half clvllUod fellow Londoner. If tho Albanians feel proud of the company thoy aro keeping, hlstoiioally, let them. It will bo tho part of the people of too United States to feel ashamed i woiu) to .s j:atou in j u Singleness of purpose is thu nub of greatness nnd the spur to gloiy. This Is just as tiuoof tho German savant who devotes a life to tho conjugation of n Greekvcrb as it Is of tho ruler who lives to conquer his neighbor. Hcnco it is that The Cium urgos Senator llhdr to abandon all Mill) Issues nnd live hlimc'lf up entirely to his national ( durational projects In championing Sunday rest legislation, too, he leaves hluiKclf open lo tho distrust of thoso , who hac believed In the profoundness of his tducatlonal viows. For If ho , fully measured tho effect of education under the paternal caro of tho Govern ment ho would rcalio that universal ' Sunday icst, as a virtuous custom, must just as surely follow as any of the ' other benisons he foresees. t Sunday rest, in the orthodoxor perfect sense, Is no more posslblotlian the sus pension of tlio world on Its axis. Iu I truth, Itlsthobuslestdnyofthcwcekfor ' thofo who aio strongest In their ad vocacy of It, In this norvc-shattcicd I commercial ago laws for Sunday rccrca- ' tionwouldbomoro rational, more con- j dutivo to tho sanitary condition, and therefore more assuring to tho vitlltly of ho Stole. To enforco testis to mako a despotism of dogma. To Induce It by observance Is tho mission of religion. To teach Its benefits should bo ono of the purposes of education. In those conn tiics whetc education has attained Its highest development leston tho Sabbath has became a delight where onco it was a duty, lit liberal-minded Germany no ono labois In tho shops or fields. Only absolutely necessary woiks and those which contribute to tho happiness of tho many arc carried on. Iu Austila, where the standard of enlightenment is much lower, and also In Franco, where one would thitiK' tho icslrictiousof tho Itoninn Chinch should prevent, tho country people pcrfuim a gieat deal of labor between their visitations to Church. Tho most solomn demonstration -of what tho school-houso and democracy combined may accomplish In this di rection is In Switzerland. In this Ar cadian republic, whcie ono may attend Catholic and Presbyterian services in the same church on the same day, the (itlen lemains in an almost perfectly tranquil state on Sunday, though ho commits what might seem an excess to some in holding his elections on that day in the churches. What would wo Puritans think of such llbertj. Yet what grander ceicmony could theio bo than that of depositing the saercd voice of clticuship in tho ciy bosom of the altai? It is done silently, as one might pray. And this is what popular edu cation, founded on the text-books of the Slnte, has done for the beautiful little republic of the Alps. You may travel the woild over and find no.vhere elcc so peaceful a Sabbath. Keep to your national educational scheme, Senator Mail ! Its success will completely sole the Sunday rcst- pioblem, together with many other vex ing ones that beset our federal. happi ness. noixn n l'Simms QCivKi.y. " Ifisntigmnikod that no Congress within the memoij of living man has tiansacted so much public business within the same lime as has the present one. Less than two months ago Con giess convened, and two weeks were lost in the holidays and another week in other adjournment over from ono to tluee days at a time. In this brief period Congress hns advauced in the tiansacting of business to a point not usually reached dining the long session of each term much, if at all, before the first of March. In other words, Con gress is about a month ahead of the average. This pleasing slate of affairs is clue to the steadiness with which the House has stuck to business and the commend able pi omptness with which the com mittees dispose of the matters referred to them. The people generally grow ycry weary of tho slow methods and vexatious delays which too often pre vail in leglslatls'o bodies, and particu larly iu Congress. The Itepublloans especially are on their mettle. Thoy lost control of tho House in the election of 18S2, after gaining it at tho previous election. Tliis w as partly due to the wretched factional quarrels among tho Itepub' Means at that period, but It was due far more to the recklessness and cxtiava gancc of tho House under the lead of Kclfor In the chair and Itobcson on the floor. AX APPEAL TO PLUMU The liov. Charles C. Pierce, chaplain in tho regular Army, is apparently a Very conscientious man. At hlslustiga liou the ripe and juicy Plumb of Kan sas has Introduced lu tho Senate a peti tion "pi ay ing for tho pissage of a bill to Increase tho elllclency of chaplains in tho Army." There Is no question but that tho olli qlency of tho chaplain should bo in greased, for the antics of the men under his spiritual chargo aro generally un godly In the extreme. Tho officers aro sadly given to tho most fascinating and most Insidious pastime of flirtation, breaking feminine hearts as though they were gla'-s balls, and the privates accept every possible occasion to gao upwaid upon a schooner until it is empty nt the bottom. A largo number of them dcseit and stagger out Into the waste of tho world, where there aio no chaplains. As as matter of fact, tho United Slates Army seems a comploto proy to the machinations of that evil one who has always attempted to make it as warm for chaplains (and for some other people) as possible. MIHtiuy inll dellty Is practically a lampnnt riot. Something must be done. Doubtless thcltev. Charles 0. 1'ieico has died oveiv thing else tho oxerelso of individual will, fasting, meditation, tho Ecourao, piayci and all thatand comes to the ICatisis P(umb ns to a dernier irmil. It must bo n gieat gratification to Plumb to bo so selected. ' I have implored Heaven to hclome to bo moio e-lllclent," eiles tho Hev, Plcrco, "and Heaven has turned a deaf oar; 1 nm still unable to preach aright nimble to onfon o upon my luniln tho doctrine that they should not peiform after tho maimer of tho ooyotu. Oh, Plumb, make me strong '--give mo moie broms! pass a law for mo 'I want to bruco up'" Plumb has ti great oppoitunity re markably great, considering tho manner in which ho has managed to conceal his affection for chaplains, rituals, deca logues, commandments and catechisms, But it has often been so God has come straying toward us from Nil, nrctb. if Plumb enn legislate clli ctenry into tho chaplains there Is no rea son why his career as areformcr should stop anywhere. Ho might oven father a constitutional amend n cnt, creating efficiency nnd honesty In ho Congress of the United States. Till: CntTic Is greatly rojolcnl to seo that Its esteemed towiiaw omari, Colonel Koto Field, Is lunging right out Into tho lirliclit, unobstructed titnahlno ot enduring fame. A summer petticoat has been dcitlcntcdnud named after this brllllftiit journalist; ntiil It Is no common sort of rmistlu pcttlcovt, either. Tlio slufl U6cd Is a light-weight silk, In a variety of colors, mado on a yoke with a gathered back, ami all along tlio htm Is a Greek border worked In bullion thrcmls and steel beads to hold It don n. Think of that Cmc'Aiio has a scheme ot warfaro pecu liarly her own. Congress might do well to ohscrvo that Chicago attacks persistently and dodges defense. Now York might with prodt Imltato Chicago's cleverness at finding the weaknesses of others, In aver tabling the vulnerability of tho Garden City, and goodness knows Chicago huln her armour enough holes, were they put to gether and stretched out, to make aeencr main. Hns-nv J vvii.s, the novelist, sajg that ho lias never been In love. Wo havo never doubted Mr. James' ability It Is experi ence of life that falls to llnd Its way Into bis hooks. If soma woman would meet Mr. James and throw her arms around his neck, It might be a great thing tor litera ture. Who volunteers? HUtory Is tilled with Incidents ot woman's sacrifice. It Mioitr in: a good sehemo to apply 4orae of the rules of thn mall-bag repair room to tho llonso of Itcpresentutlvcs that one, for Instance, which provides that If a poor sewing woman Is not In her ohalr, ven though sho Is In tlio room at thu ex act hour ot beginning work, cho Is de prived of half a day's pay. HiTiasrvrATivr. Lciir.iuuu ot New Jer sey sav s he was sent to Congress against (its wish. This ought to bo looked Into. If in nocent citizens aro to bo snatched up and hustled oft to Congress wlthont their con sent, what Is the use of maintaining both a Congress and a lot ot penitentiaries? lleallstlc dialogue from tho Uoyigrmiomil Jtecoril, Bhowlng tho Influence of W. 1). llowclls: Mr. Blair May 1 ask the Senator a ipies tlon Mr. George Not now. Mi. I)lalr-Al) rteht. Tin: magazine philosophers who tell us bow to run newspapers might as well ad vise all writers of hooks to bo Emersons. Tho Jiewf paper which would pleaso tho niagazlnc philosopher wouldn't find a single metropolitan uowsboy with audacity enough to shout its name. Tin: Uoston- Post refers to tho chairman otthe House Committee on Hanking as 'Major Corsoy." 1 his is cruel. That dis tinguished warrior ha been a major-general In the Nebraska tit.ito militia. Every postmaster lu Ids district calls him "Gen eral." Ir our national legislators could only rise above tho Idea Hint the main liul ness of a law-maker Is to seek a pirty ad vantage thero would bo nn waste ot precious lime In making a code of rules for tho House. Wii vti.v rn Goneral James Shields' sw ord would now bring In an open market, It was unmicstlouably worth a good .deal more than $10,000 to this country when ft was hi tho banda of that suno General James Shields. VViiln Hit. Tvi.mvoi: sets all thosu his toric stones and other curios in place In his Tabernacle and bis full dium corps starts up its racket theio won't be much foi thq other muteum.s to do. Iirlco of Ohio and Alger of Michigan would furnish a pretty contest In 1S03. The politician who should como out of that campaign poor would well, ho would bu a poor politician. It iooks as ir Congress wera going to present a very accurately-drawn view ot he rear clovatlon of tho World's Fair to our esteemsd coutcmporailes, Noo Yawk and Chycawgor. ItnowMMi Is said to havo translated Homer Into English when he was 8 years old. Then his acqualntaiK o with the Eng lish language was dropped by mutual con sent. Oct in K mh limy hope to voto prohi bition down If they can get the people away from the drug stores long enough to deposit their ballots. Young Mr. Hoooevelt appears to bu per fectly willing to reform everything but tho Civil Service Commission. What m-at for .Vellto Illy y Why, a oiibmarlito expedition for the retove-rj ot McGlnty. lu tup. atiscnie of all other rules, why doesn't the House adopt the Ten Command ments ? loot on for Mr. lllalne'ii now Knavy! CONGRESSIONAL HUMOR3 Mr. Vest, In the Senate, engaged In a fleico ( ontiet with tho grammar and t ore It pjgo from page. "What I mem to oij ," he oxelalinid, "Is that I havo hoard uo claim from any State hero urged with such putliucll) as to inaUo It a lionuot conten tion that this money ought to be refunded!" Years ago, In Chojenne, thcic was a terrl hle dispute- about h point of grammar, ono part) ehtluilng that "I done It" was cor rect, and thu other iimtundlug that It should he "I havo did It." Tho decWoa was left to a tall professor, with seven re volvers and a poietiplne beard, who pi(.mptl) (behind that anj body who said "Ihavu did if was a liar. "Arcjoua graininatlaiij" aiiked an opposing member ot this co( let' for thu promotion of puro IaiglUh. "No, bj " shouted tho pro fessor, "I'm a MIsoiiiIatl"' 'llio State of Washington showed hur puces fu the Seiintu veste-rduy, being driven I Mr. faipiTro and Mr Allen In turn, The State of Washington doem't want much only thu Nook S.iuhW Idler improved (ft might bo spelled dllteientlj ), an appropria tion of $100,00(1 for dredging tho SwiiiomUU channel, u military road along tho straits of tsali.luau I)u Kuril, a i.ilbyay through thul'ujalhip Indian ici-civatlou, an appro priation fur charing (with a combr) tlio I'alouso 1'lvcr, an nppropilutlon for llio ro inovul of a bar (the l'iobllltloiil-.th must bo behind this inodust icmicst i fiom tho Co lumbia Ittver, legislation hi legard to tho claim of William Packard to a vein of eoal Iu thu Cascade Mouiitulim, an appropria tion of $50,000 for tho improvement ot thu Noscl, Willlpa and North rlvcre, thu giaut of certain lands withheld from sale by thu Sccritarj of the Inturloi, an appropriation for the examination .aid survey of (irav'd Klt'ur, Deep lllver, ('looked I icult and Skamuhaw a Hirer, a donation ot laud for the purpose of establishing a IMi butclioiy, an appropriation ot i50,000 for experiment hi artesian wells, a commission to luvusti gate certain tosses euslaluud by citizens by reason of Indian hostilities In PWi and letif) and the retlrewcut of Jfajor-t.ncral II. II. Milroj, Buch moderation clwuld bo re warded by tho pnssago of a general bill con ferring upon tho State of Washington the entiro Treasury surplus and tho World's fair. Mr Chandler, hi ihu Senate, prcsontcd a i petition ot loll people of Mississippi) asking for tlio establishment of a tepnbllcan form I of government In thnt State. Tho growth of thn ltcpiiblicau party In tho South h un dirstood to bo very encouraging to tho A J ministration. Ono hundred and llfty-thrco pcoplo In Mississippi clamoring for llbcrt) 1 ihatlsn gain ot Sift percent. In tho last eight years. Mr. Iugallshas overy reason to continue his noblo onslaughts. In the HoitBO yesterday Mr. Dorscy had a most remarkablo experience. Ho was proceeding with an ablo speech favoring the National Hank bill when Mr, Anderson of Kansas Interjected a query and ntked lcavo to nmko a few remarks. Mr. Horsey know that Mr. Anderson would support his vfonf. When the Speaker nsked Sir. Hor sey If bo would jle-ld tho floor, Mr. Doucy said: "I do. 1 jleld to tlio gentleman from Kansas." Then tho Speaker said! "ft tho guitlcman from Nebraska (Mr. Dorsoy) vhbls tho floor, tho gentleman from Mis souri (Mr. Jllaml) Is recognized." At this point Mr. Anderson declared that ho "had no Idea" a remark which was not without point-and tho Speaker Invited Mr. Bland tci begin. Mr. Bland opposed tho bill with great earnestness and at great length. Qno huir and. n half having elapsed, Mr. Hor sey recovered consciousness and moved to adjourn. THIS ISA BOY Ho ciunes out at the front dooi, brlslit faced and happy. Ho comes out for no particular reason, save Ibat ho wants to bo moving about. Ho la full or phvslcal action and must get somo ot it out of him hcfoio bcdllracor ho won't be fit to sleep. Ho doesn't know this with his head, but his body knows It; for, after all, tho body docs a good deal ot Its own thinking Independ ently of what we call consciousness, Ha stands on tho Btep and looks up and down tho street. Ho doesn't know what bo Is looking for. Indeed, ho Is not looking for an thing. Ho just looks with a sort of undefined hopo that bo will seo something suggestive to him of what to do. Ho Jumps dow n tho 6teps and goes to tho gate, hangs ou it a moment, makes a few sounds with his voice such as nobody but a boy can mako and nobody clso would make If he could. They don't mean any thing. He makes them because well, be cause ho is a boy. As If he had suddenly thought of some thing to do, ho hangs the gate open and rushes down tho middle of thn street, fil ing like a oung Indian. But ho has not Suddenly thought of something to do. Ho has simply dono that because he couldn't think of aiithlng to do and must do soino thlng. Then be picks up a Mono and Pros it at a dog and cringes and fei Is sorry, If it hits the mark. Ho doesn't want to hurt tho dog. He tbio.vs tho stone bce.iuso ho aud the dog and the stone aro theio and it is handy to do so. For a few seconds he stuiids and looks up into a tree at nothing. then ho breaks Into a run again, and suddenly sits down on the curbstone as It ho had ac complished something and was content. When a sti ect car comes along ho sallies out, grabs tho rear rail und dangles behind until tho conductor sees him. Then ho lets go and clls"Ya a-a" and puts his thumb to bis nose, wriggling his flngnrs. He finds an old barrel-hoop beside tho road and rolls It for awhile; lie yanks a loose picket oft a neighbor's fence without malice or purpose. He Is almost tempted to send a stono through tho stalned-glajs window of the church across tho street, not because he wants to spoil the window, but because perhaps' tho pastor would say because boys are totally depraved or be cause Satan flndswoik for Idle hands todo. but probably It Is really only because tho boy Is a boy, full of nature, which, until It is tamed, Is always, In all Its demonstra tions! actively mlschlovous. JUDGE NICHOLAS' GENEROSITY. "Yes," said Major Ben. Buttcrwortb to day, "1 lwuew tho latoJudgo Nicholas I-oug-wortb well. Hovras constantly doing somo generous act In a hearty, whole-souled way that added graco to tho gift. For Instance, he met Mntt Morgan, the artist, ono cold day when that child of genius was suffer ing from what the theatrical pcoplo call a fall of snow In tho box-ofllco. Matt had no overcoat on. Judge Longworth no ticed It. '"Where's our oicrcoat, Matt" he In quired. "'I haven't got any,' said Matt. " 'Here, take mine,' said tho Judge, tak ing his own, a costly aud elegant affair richly trimmed with fur. And Matt had to tako the coat, as Longwortb wouldn't tako a refusal. This was characteristic of him." 1US M1ED A 'XT. "I fee a Georgia woman died at .10 the other day." "That's nothing. 1 h.ivo an aunt still Hying at 122." "Git tint." , "KartIW J street." .s suoiiruti xor. tbSt Mev too Tom 1'l.ttt. .SOO Mo l'latt. IN HOLLAND. Dm coiirn) lay up a smooth canal 'i In oiilihti acta of velvet Kreen, ml tin-push tho (-hades that wind-mills made, And pasture lands between. Tho kino had canvuss on their hack-, To temper Autumn's spite, And ev cry w hero there was an tilr Of comfoit and delight. My wlfo, dear philosophic soul' baw liom whereof to prate "Vnln fool nro w across tlio na To boast our nobler state! (o riorlh or South oi Kant or West Or wheiesoe'cr you please, You shall not And wnat'i. hero combined Equality and ea'c' "How tidy urn thcHo honest hoinci 1 n o ory pal t and nook Ihis menfolk wcnrii pioipcroiis air, Tlio women happy look. fccclniMlic-pcacoltiat smiles around, 1 would our land wem ncli Think as w" may. n lrco to say, I would wo weio thu notch"' Jut then tto ovcitook a boat (Tho (.'olden Tulip hlcbt) Blc with the weight of motley fieli?ht; It wn- a ijoodly slant' ' I(iyiiheer van lllaroora sat on deok, with pipo In loidly po"o. And with hi on of twonty-ono , Liu nlaved nt doinlnonH, Tin n quoth inj wife: "How fair to seo Tblxstiuds honest man lliliulle all pain and but of grain With whai-o Joy he can, Mcthlukx lilis spoiiso Is down hulow lleiidhu a kou-lituf (W A biil.o, mayhap, lolls In Y. i- Up Iu tlio good old Mill y W'ny. "Whore In the land fiom whunuo wo iwmu Is thero content like this Where such dlsduln of iturdld gab), Suoli riwcot, (lomostlo IiIUb? A hoinesnnn womnu I, thU land Delights me oermaeli ThlnK as jvu will ami nr'uu still I like thehoneu Uiitui'" And then my wlfn mailo end of upe-eah llc olco stuck iu liortluoat, I-'or. sw IncUig around the turn, w o found V hat motor mo cd tlio boat: Hitched up In towpath lurucst there V as neither horso nor cow, But tho buxom frame ot a Hollamlliclio dame- Mfjnhccr van HlarcoinM frau. Jiuytmt t(l'L IN SOCIETY. Sirs. Carlisle of Kentucky has utwajs cnjiicd tho reputation In society elides at tho Capital ot Klvlnc the most attractive receptions, especially on necount of tho number of buds whom she secures to assist her, When her husband was Speaker of thn IIouso of Hcprosentatlvcs tho ltlggs Mottso parlors, whoro Mrs. Carllslo was ac customed to rccclvo her friends, weroalwajs Oiled with tho most distinguished pcoplo to be found In Washington. Now that Alio Is comfortably Installed In bcr own house, on IC strcot, Mrs. Carlisle Is onablod to ills penso proverbial Kentucky hospitality in a manner more agreeable, not only to horaolf, but to her legion of friends as well, nnd tho announcement that sbo was at homo yes terday afternoon sufficed to All her house completely. Although It was Congrcs Slonoldnyln society, and numerous mem bers of that clafo vvoro holding receptions, thero seemed no perceptlblo diminution In tho crowd at the Carllslo mansion, and, as ono of tho guests remarked, "It was suggestlvo of tho biggest crush alio ever ox ptrlenced'at'thc ltlggs House." A bevy of pretty ghls stood about tho hostrsij, and all vrho VTcro fortunate enough to bo preseutod to tlio lady of Ihobousowcro mado to feel at home, and In tho most charming maimer. Home of the joung ladles, however, mado po secret of their disapprobation of the practlco of male members of. society Iu,per ststcntly absenting themselves from after noon receptions. iWe g'rla are partic ular," said ono ot the brightest and most fascinating buds of this season, "to array oui selves Iu tlio most fetching gowns Imaginable for tho pleasure of tho male sex, but from selfishness or some other unfathomable reason our efforts aio not appreciated. Itlsn perfect tieat of an aflciiionn reception for a young vv(tiiiaii to have a man whom she can call her delusive, escort, but If sbo Is not very ranful sbawlll liud life very burdensomo owing to the enVy of somo of her loss for tunate fl6tcrs. I wish tho papors would Mlr tho gentlemen up on this subject, for Vo do not want to be compelled to dress every afternoon just for the sako or show ing oft our toilettes to a party of women." l'aii-Amerlcaus, members of the Diplo matic Corps and distinguished women and men from all parts of tho world were at tho Mexican Ibnlassy yesterday afternoon, tho occasion being the final reception of Mine, and Minister Itomero. Exqulsito floral decorations made the Interior of the lega tion headquarters rcsiinblo a veritable garden, and tho offect was enhanced by myriads of candles, which added brilliancy to a beautiful picture, b'lashlng gems, a profusion of laces and tollcttci, which made their vvi arcrs, If possible, more attractive than ever, combined to make up a gather ing which has rarely been excelled In this city. A moderate cstlmato places tho num ber of guests present at 2,000, and tho spa cious parlors wore crowded all the tlmu. A lunch and bazar by tho Guild ot the Holy Child of St. John's Church will he held at the Grand Army Hall Thursday und Fildoy from 12 to 5 o'clock under tho au spices of tho following patronesses: , Mri. Morton, Airs. Lelter. Mrs. Woo,1. Jin Senator Hdmuiuls, Mrs. Katrpuy, Mrs. .Indue Banner, Mr-. Ilobfon, Mrs. Kdward .Me Cniilcy, Mrs. JJ. )'. Illsirs. This will be followed by a Mother Goose performance Thursday evening by: Mlc8 Kllza and Virginia l'e ichoy, 1'iiro Carr, Emily Lamaiiiek.Mailonbloainf. Qcloii Smith. Geitruilo Onrdner. Loulso ll'iitley, and Masters Mills und Marvin Tho.npson. Ilcibert ORden. Wllllo "'eachev. .lames Parker, Bayard flibsoi, Christopher Dawson, CcorEO Dyer. Friday evening a concert will ho ?Iven, at which tho following pcrformeis will tako part: Miss Shcpard, Miss Moorp, Mr. Monro, Schubert (juartitto. Ml Kimball. Mrs. Bur Kca. m cbnrco of tlio eoncort: Miss Dashloll aud Miss KennaiiKh. Ladles In charso ot lunch: Miss fcmlth, Miss Miermmi, Miss Itiim say, Miss nopkho and Vllss Daliloll. Mis. and Miss Batchellcr wore ut home to callers jisteiday afternoon at their handsome house on Vermont avenuo, as sisted by M1ss Harris of New York. Gen-' eral Batchellcr was present during the earlier part of tho afternoon. Miss Batch ellcr, from her long residence abroad, Is a fine linguist and great favorite with the members of the Diplomatic Corps, who find this pleasant house un agrccablo wind-up to their round of Tuesday calls, whero thoy congregate ot 15 o'clock to enjoy a cup ot tea and Informal conversation With tho young hostess and her mother. Mrs. Hoswcll I. Flower was assisted in receiving yesterday by her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and .Mrs. Bayard Taylor, Mrs. Scblcy presided In tho toa-room. An enjoyable feature of tho rccoptlon was the Charming singing of Mrs. Senator Spooner, who was among the number of callers, and, In response to the urgent request ot tho hostess, sat down at tho piano and sang a number of old ballads, accompan lug hur sclf meanwlillo upon tho instrumont. l'rlvato Secretary llalford received a telegram 3 esterday from his wife, who Is at Thomasvillc, Ga., announcing that sho Is not ct ablo to dispense with tho serv ices of the trained nurse, In whose charge she went South. Miss llalford was td have lift the city to-day to join bur mother, but Will delay her duparturu for auother week, unless unfavorable tidings should bo re ceived Iroin the invalid, in which event Secretary and Miss Halford will leave at ence for 'I homucvillc. Mrs. Morton will omit be regular Wud riesday reception this afternoon, as tho f i Igim Incident to such occasions would unlit her for tho arduous duties of hostess atthe large card reception to be given to morrow evening. Mrs. Morjon, although assisted In bcr large official correspondence by her private secretary, Miss Nellie Hunt, exercises a personal supervision over tho list of persons to bo Invited to her (Honors and card reciptloiis. Tlio rumored engagement of General Schollcld, (J S. Ato Mrs. Kllpatrlek, widow of thu lata General Kllpatrlek, U. 8. A,, proved ono of thomo'-t Interesting topics of discussion hi tho social world yes terday afternoon, Mrs. Kllpatrlek, a Chilian by birth, Is spending tho winter In Washington. General Schoflehl attended the l'iceldciit'briccptlonlastuvouing, uuac-e-empankd, bowiver, by his daughter or the lady with whom iiiiuor his counectid his name-. Mils Misle Bate, Oamihler of thu Ten nessee Senator, mid one of thu tavoilte-s In Washington socld, Is expected to ar rive from Nashville) this evening and Join her parents at the Ebhltt for the n-in ilndur of thu be-asou. Sho will inUt In receiving her mother's callus to morrow afternoon, as will Miss Anna Kcltl of honth Carolina and a number of nthii chuiiuliig and pop ular joung Indies. Mrs. Hustoll Huirlsoii arrived from Now 1 oik )f stcnlny by the afternoon train, with her bub duughtcr Martha and her Iiub Laud, the latter liming gone over to Now York thu previous da for that purpose. Mrs. Harrison was present In tho llluo Itooiu at tho rec ptlou to the Congress and Judiciary lust evening, nuil will stay at the White HoiifO foi thu leiualudur of thu mason. Among the ladles entm tallied at luncheon Vittinlny by Mrs. (Jonknil wero Mis. I'ul hr, Mrs, fortlslu and Mrs. Stanford. Mrs. George Whlltleld Brown and Atlas Cuthbeit will given tea from 4 to 7 Mon day afternoon. Miss Kcmis, daughter of Senator Kenna of West Virginia, ba6 Joined her parents on Capitol Hill. Miss Kenna accompanied her i mother nnd aunt, Mrs. Jordan, calling yes terday afternoon, but will not make her formal entrance Into society before novt season. Senator and Mrs. Kcnna cvpectto tako possession of their new bouse, on II street northeast, somo tlmo In February. 3 1 re. and Miss Candler, wtfo and daugh ter of lleprescntatlvo Candler ot Boston, held ono ot tho many pleasant receptions yesterday afternoon, assisted by their guest, Mies Knowlcs, of Worcester, Mass., who will lcavo for Florida the latter part ot tho wcok with her Invalid father to remain South until tho late spring. Mrs, W. 1), Moses has Issued cards for a rccoptlon from 8 to 12, on tho evening of February 0. NOTES OF TRAVEL It Is about an hour slnco I asked tho pos ter of the sleeping car to fetch mo a table. I havo been sitting with my elbows on tho table looking out of tho window for that length of 'tlmo. Tho day camo In a bluo soit of way, and found mo similarly In clined; and ono hour ago I desperately re solved that I would go to w ork and by sheer Industry try lalso my spltlts to tho level of (ho equable; so I asked for the table. As soon as It.was fixed In placo I began feel ing bettor, and now 1 am qulto comfort able. It Is curious what an amount of satis faction ono can. get out of tho tautological thought that he Is going to go to work. I havo enjoyod writing a largo number of books and plays In "this way, to say nothing of n thousand and ono poems that wero calcu lated to move the world. V I saw Millet's "Angolus" yestorday t tho Exposition Building lu Chicago. A leading papcrof that city, In speaking of tbo pic ture tho other day, said that It was a good picture, well-colored, but that most Chicago pcoplo were disappointed in Its size. No (loubtltlsri very small picture, olghtcen inches by twenty-one, and tho truo Chicago fdea ofartls expressed only In panoramas r-of which It hag more than any other city Iu tho United States. But the "Angelas" Is great. Why? It Is hard to tell. Tho thing that docs not satisfy Is the thing that courts analysis. Thero Is ono test of art perhaps. AVhon the actors and tho play bring you to tho stage and make you live there; when tho moralist transports ou to his world, nnd, as you read his "finis," you seem to pass Into real llfo as into a sudden dream; when the singer cxpicsscs jou as much as himself, and when you becotuo u part of tbo scene of a painted picturo that, perhaps, Is tho offect of art. It seemed to mo when I saw tho "Ange lus" that a hush fell and 1 'stood at the edgo ot that field of Barbizon. I wished to bow my head as they were bowing theirs, out of respect to tbo shuplo earnestness of their religion and the swectuess of their humility. I did not expect to hear the boll Imagina tion fell short of that. 1 did not lose tho senso that tho "Angclus" was a. picturo I lost the sense of outside llfo aud movement. Everything seemed stopped, poised, still. Existence was intercepted. There was no atmosphere. It seemed as though thero were no further purpose, have just u wait lug, put pose-less, at tho rdgu of the Held, wlthtbo'e two peasants forever. That was, the shock ef Ir mid uttri n ar 1 came the sadnefb and iho philosophy. Th spirit of the "Augolus" beats a strong nnd subtle icscmblauce to that ot "Graj's Elcg" It is simple, pathetic, tcndei, boiu tlful, perfect. "Tho gay aide," wrotu Millet, "never shows itself to me. I do not, know whet a It Is. I have never sucn it. 'iho ga est thing I know Is the calm, tho 6lIenco which is so sweet, either In the for est or tbo field.' But one miy b ivo u choice of sadnesses," und It Is bettor to bu sad In that peaceful andlucldpastor.il way, with a peasant's earning for unknown things, than to bo a thoroughl civilized sorrower with sins to answer for and tiago dles to faco. Few pictures will stand their own fixedness; ono tires even of a Christ on (bewail being crucified forever. But ono could alwavs turn with a long-drawn sigh ot rollef from the complexities ot llfo to the world of tbo "Angelus," with Its holy calm and its vague and tender son ow, which Is moro than half expectancy. Not long agol was In South Dakota, near Dcadwood Whitcwood, I bollovc, was the name of tho placo. Whltewood has a ceme tery on an Imaginary elevation that is called i ridge, 'lbo cemetery onco had a fenco, but now tho fence has departed through numer ous great gaps lu Itself, and tlio gravesbavo bceu trodden by many hoofs. Ihcre arc no flowers In the Whltewood cemetery; If a mound had u buuchof buffalo grass It cou s!dcrslt6elf adorncdforcoinpauy, and there aro fow- grav e-stoncs. But thtjru Is one (a head-board, to bo moro exact, forlt Is a lluo slab with silvered edees), .which I havo not forgotten. It stands. In tho most distant corner of tbo corral of death and bears the Inscription, beautiful In Western dlicetnesi and laconlclem Mi, Too, I met a Nebraska ftleud ot John M. Thurston's last night. "I met Thurston (bo other da," said he, "oriathor c night him as he wav thinning across the back fenco ot the White House giounls. " ' hero aro you golnc? ' I asked. " 'I have bie-n calling ou Harrison,' ho Ciltd. 'I'm going over to thu Washington Monument to get warm ' " A small luwu kid stood in tho Capitol grounds on the east side one in irulng and. held his father's hand. "Papa," he asked, pointing to thuhilf draped statue of Washington, "who's that?" "That's Georgo Washington, ni lio." "Say, p.i, Geor.'o Washington's deal, alut beV "Yes, my bo, he's dead." 'Au' that's him?" "Yes, Rupert, that's George Washing ton." "Say, pa, he died befoie ho could git his elose oft, didn't hcS" Fi:fi. N i . .i xi:w crsroM ix if at i; inw. An oil protrait of c"c-l'resldcnt (! rover Cleveland, mounted In a gilt f I nine, Is to be huug up In the W hlto Hoice at an early date. An estimate of jo,00(l for tho pro curing of It Is contained lu thu Trcasuiy intimates for tho Executive branch In thu coming fiscal ear, Inserted probably at tho instance ot tho Engineer olUcur in e-baigo ot public buildings and grounds, w ho has I x,,ilt-nl ,,171 flu, lrrnnrriiv,ii,)u i,f lit, VVIiDi. . VW....W. W" ...V ...... ..... ...... .w ,,....v ; House and its belongings. This is tho first , tlmo sucjh an Item has ever been embodied 1 In tho olllclal estimates to Congress, Herc I toforetheao pictures havo been elthur fur ulchid gratuitously by tho dlstlngulshtd originals), donated b filcnds, or paid for out of the contingent fund set apart for Executive expenses. Xtie York s'un , VEATHERSEERS. The goObuhoue set I and bo who pinned his faith Touuibitrat's habitation, l.lelow while lloroas'siiow'-sluoiidud wrahh Doth scatter devastation. But, In n lortnlsht, both will sally forth Aid each will have his sa, They'll foretell balmy brociu or blast from north On ground-bos'8 aJ , , ., Shunt ajniht lYliiHIU'i tlj t.koni.ER. I was piet'v ' st If I opened tlio way forthtm ii i rould 'io plenty ot gocd people v V I ington icady, If Ii it eager, lo help in i wl af thti-srs, nnd 1 am glod to find thnt 1 1 -s not uinlnkon S-v-eraliavo sent In tin ii growl' Hero Is ono, for Instance, who touches upon a subject which baa long been dear to me: li'r, (lioictir: ( an (. you punch up tie pollco of this city to mnXf carolins persons stop throwing banatm skins mi the sldowalks I lead In Tiik ( i Uir thlr ereubur thnt Miss llnttlo Johnson had utopped on a bananapcel in d Hf-rnlncd tin Un, audi nnwamnn day leforo jestcrdnj 1l p on ono of thoo peels In front of the HUc Bonne anil fall with such force that for a moment bo was etunnod 1 believe thero Is u law ft;-nlnt commitllntr this kind of nulihii i Cannot tho police on foi co It by (Uullnp hai ply with every person that la caiixht In iho net t Aw 1MTANT Or.OW I.EII M as hlnfiton, II r . .rat uary 23, I hao often sulo io mvself that If ever 1 gf,t lo bo a pollcetiiDti I would pick out my innn In tho mornli g ami follow htm all day (o sec If ho threw u tmn ma skin on the side walk, and I am quite rurc that It I caught him at It I should del buratcly step ou tho bannnn skin Just to mako myself angry enough to deal with lilm according to his dcBcrts. o But thero aro men and Washington Eccmslobavo more than her share of them who throw moro things than banana skins on tbo sidewalks. I don't like to rofor to It; it Isn't n bit prettj, but I can't keep still about It un longer. I have In mind thoso men who go along throwing their ttihctcular Ills and other In'ards away on tho walks. I would rather not talk about It, but I will say that tho unanimous ab sence of these creatures and their bronchial elougblngs would bo very precious to per sons of ordinary iloceucy. see Jidllor Clitic: Why don't some Washington paper ronao out nd show up that certain Chlcnuo men nro hero trying to buj-npCon-Gicesnen to voto for tho location of tho World's Fair In that city? New Yuiiki.ii. Washington, 1). C , January 20. There! That Is tho kind of growler I don't like. In the first place he writes im giauunatlcally. In tho next placo he asks an Idiotic question, and finally he, of course, signs It anonymously. Ono way to answer his question would bo to throw It Into tho wastc-baskct. Another way would bu to say that tho editors of Wushlngton are not fools. Btitjicihaps the best way Is to us suru tho New Yorker that If ho will supply Tin: Cm no with ovldem e that any Chicago man, or any other man, has approached n tongrctfinan with a proposition of con op tion In this or any other matter, Tin: Ciutio will walk right out Into tho open dajllght and shout tho ue-ws of It In a tone of voice that will go gallivanting down thocrag'y canons of futurlt This Is tho last I ux--pectto hear from "New Yorker," and tho lost I wish to hear until he has something to sa and omc refeici.ets to give. Kditou Cr.iTic- The C rowlr mllit tlml eomotbtnirintoreiitlnjtloli m Ifhowuld taki a walk to tho e-ornei of lY.ur'oent'i stieet and Now York avenue, whero he wi'ilJ o oneof tho best bullJIuK l-.l in Ua-i.iliitoii devoted to tha display, if .Uoilly to u st uos, which aro an oyeere to iho 1-eonIn In ilint neighborhood. Al 0. J. ' VV ashlngton, Jhu 8 No; I don't believe I should be at all In terested. I am not just now looking for n i tombstone. That Is about tho lat thing I shall want, and, I premnio, by tin tlmo I am ready for one, 1 shall not be strolling j about to pick it out for myself. I am . much more disposed to grovel at tho corre- spondcut who starts these lugubrious re flections in my noddle than at the Innocent , tombstones themselves. SMALLS' ItKDICAI, 1UI.I VVJfrr C rtlic: Tho medical bill Introduced by Senator IiiRalls yesterday ouahl not to I paRs CongreM. ltfecms toboln tholnterust of the people, but It Is really In tho Interest of tho Allopathic and Homeopathic physi cians, somo of whom doubtless propared tho bill. It gives thoso sects a monopoly of tho practlco of modlclue In this city. If theso sects could Justly claim that their sj stums hold all tho truth iu trcdlclno over discov ered, or ever to ho discovered, I should still protest against their beine granted any onopo1y, but wben thoy prescpt two oppo site systems, both of which can't bo right, and both of which may be, and probably are, wrong, It seems ubsurd to propose giving them a monopoly. It Is contrary to the genius of our Government to do so, Befou 1776 there wero co mcdleul seotsln this conn try. Tlio old allopathlo tot had badapraotl cal monopoly. Under tho prototln; brunches ot tho troo of liberty numcrons seetse.tlst. Thorcsultl'S that medt 'Inn Ins made moio progress In a century than In twenty centuries b-foro. When doulors ( disagree lot tho people dectdo. i A Hetiju.ii 1'immiivs. wusiiiiigion,.iiinunry vy. I.OOn CHEEK F0I1 THE OROWLMI. Mm (rroitla: Yon seem to bo nnexticmely scmlblosort of follow. Sol must catch jou nil on eomcthlng you said yesterday. In your j Invitation to readers of Tin Cmtio to sond In their growls you ask: "Don't you think that la n bettor namo (The Cnmcl that) tho Vapltalt If you don't, why you cvn kick about thnt. If you like." That's Just iho trouble: Iti a bettor unmo. Now, If that trio at bright men now at tins holm had not changed tho namo there would hnvo been ono fruitful cause tho moio for prowlh'g. Why don't soinobody start a column In up position to yctin and call it "Tho Optimist," s'i that we growler could vent simoof our arowllsh spleen on him f Sccinato mo, thoso three men aro starting In in a way that's goln; to leave us very little to growl at. It. E. tr Li-lien. Wn'-hinglon, D. C , January 23.. IT WAS SPLENDID J-'illlhi i illlc Your paper yettr lav w-ns splendid. It's attitude on locil que lions Is cnoo-i tng. If you will cany out your programme and unhesitatingly voice tho needs ot the pooplo, re gardless of whnt special Interests may bo adversely affected, Insttad of maintaining ii siippofed discreet silence until there Is in peed ot your help, I hellevojou vdll mako ninny li lends nnd succeed. It Is the )oii'e whiinippoit u nowjparer not aoliss, how oxer lingo. If, In yonr advocacy of a "re form" In tho Interest of the people, j on should ln 1 1 qulied toofiond u class, don't hultuto todu It, and you will make moro suhscrlbeiH Hun on will loc. But you cannot seio I (ithsldn and your llenee will favor lhe ilondnnnt sldo Neutrality Isuot Indciendcnco. There U It romihout this country a largo nurabci of iiewsfarcrs that are to day most ardent ad vi ( ales of tlio Australian ballot reform, which has been adopted by halfadozou ituliis. and U up for consideration bofore the Iiglhinlutos of neatly all others, vvlth Its geiieinl adoption woll assured. There Una irote nccosMti lir that loform today than tide wits ten or fui yearn ago, when It was Hist ul u a ted hv lionryijeorgo nud brought Into pructkal polltlts by him But thou lhe) Ignored ,1k matter aud left thohattlu to I e waged by n mere handful of earnest iron, to whom nioco Its success Is due At that time tho support of "Independent" mweraicrs would havo b0m worth some thing, while now their support uoropposl Hon could uellhor help nor hinder It. It Is chiiip to earnestly advocate a reform after IIhmutoss has been assured. Such "lode peiulenco" is a. falo pretense and altog, thur cotitumptlblo. Your editorial on tho pioposod Sunday law' was In tho right line, although It did not go very deep Into tho question, nor pra--ont tho host and strongest arguments that exist. But It was good enough for tt beginning Long llvo Tub Ciiitio so long as It la suoli a crltto. 0 11 Hi mis .wai Washington, January 29. umnHimwwmtomtamwmww BfWl)t)Bmmemnrnr ramimitmHrGi'''"''i'" '"Qimmw1 iliilJVi?n,ttn,nMV.ii,Hlifcjiii