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Men and Matters in Washington Proctor of Vermont Largest Individ ' ual Owner and Dealer in Marble and Granite Believes in Future of Washington Senator from Iowa Held to a Policy of Pacification - and Compromise "Getting Even." Qmd Jokes WASHINGTON. One of the old men of the senate who does not rush off immediately upon the adjournment of congress is Senator Red field Proctor,' of Vermont. The reason he does not join the early exodus after congress adjourns is that he has some of his principal business interests in this city. No one knows how wealthy Mr. Proctor is, as he is as mum as a piece of his own granite or marble regarding his personal affairs, but by inheritance and by his own acquisition he is the largest individual owner and dealer in marble and granite in the world. He is very fond of these two stones, and he is gradually putting them into buiidings of considerable consequence here in Washington. He owns many granite and marble front houses and has just completed a very large apartment house with glistening white marble front. Like some of his wealthy colleagues and predecessors in the senate, Mr. Proctor has had a good deal of faith in the future of Washington and has made many investments which are turning out exceedingly profitable. As he grows older he seems to take a deeper interest in these real estate deals and much of his time, even in hot weather, is spent at the national capital ready to turn an honest penny, and a good many millions of them, in real estate transactions. A Reasonable Theory. "How did Miss Dibbleson succeed in getting rid of the hair that persisted in growing on her upper lip? I was noticing her yesterday, and the mus tache that used to disfigure her has entirely disappeared." "I don't know how she managed It. Perhaps she tried some kind of hair restorer on it." Chicago Record-Herald. MEN OF EXPERIENCE IN ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH. It is regarded as something of an advan tage for a man in the senate or house to have had experience in the administrative branch of the government. The senate is right well off in this regard, as there are at present five ex cabinet officers in that body, men who have had to do with the administration of government and whose practical knowledge of executive affairs is of great benefit in the consideration of legis ' lation. Probably the most effective of these ex cabinet officers is Senator Knox, who was at torney general under the late President Mc Kinley and under President Roosevelt. His ex perience in that office secured him an appoint ment to the judiciary committee and to the committee on interoceanlc canals and privileges and elections, where legal knowledge is of par ticular advantage. The venerable Senator Teller, of Colorado, served three years as secretary of the interior under President Arthur, and to this day. the experience he then gained shows in his handling of bills that relate to matters in the interior department. Anything relating to Indians or public lands must be absolutely straight before it can pass the scrutiny of Mr. Teller, who knows all about those affairs and who does not hesitate to expose any suspicious dealings which his experience as secretary of the Interior may enable him to unearth. There are three ex-secretaries of war in the senate, all of them men of ability and who are especially qualified to discuss legislation relating to the army. There is Senator Proctor, who served as secretary of war under Har rison, and Senator Elkins, who succeeded him at the war department under the same administration. Tien there Is Senator Alger, of Michigan, who was President McKinley's secretary of war all during the trouble with Spain. When technical questions affecting the war department arise, these three gentlemen are called upon to explain them and they are usually found po sessed of very illuminating information. SENATOR ALLISON AND SOBRIQUET OF "PTJSSY-FOOT." A spirit of sadness spread over the senate In the closing hours of the last session, because of the absence of William Boyd Allison,, the ven erable senator from Iowa, and for 33 years a member of the senate. This veteran statesman has broken very much in the past year, and it was with the deepest sorrow that 'his colleagues saw him compelled to yield the leadership on appropriation bills to another. For many, many years Mr. Allison has been chairman of the senate committee on appropriations, and in thai position has directed the distribution of billions of dollars. No man in the senate understood the construction of appropriation bills and what were necessary expenditures so well as he. It is feared that the final break has come and that Mr. Allison will never again be able to assume the leadership that he has held in the past. He was 77 years of age last March, and it is not reasonable to suppose that at that advanced age he can hope to recover sufficiently to undertake as heavy work as he has in the past. Mr. Allison was known as the great pacificator. His has always been a policy of compromise and peacemaking. He has gone about the advancement of this principle in the most suave and quiet manner, and it is said that no man in either branch of congress has ever been able to accomplish so much n such a quiet way. He years and years ago earned the sobriquet of "Pussy tooted. THE PUBLIC PRINTER RECEIVES A BLACK EYE. Subordinates in government offices in Wash ington have a way of getting even with superiors whom they do not like. With every appearance of faithful performance of their work, they can still so retard it and mix it up as to show a -mighty poor record for their chief and at the same time make it very difficult for their own movements to be discovered. The latest exhibi tion of this method of "getting even" was in the case of Public Printer Sailings and occurred on the last day of congress. Since Stillings was brought to Washington and put at the head of the public printing office, there has been great friction between him and the subordinates in that establishment. He was given his position on the promise of inaugurating great reforms, and most of his time has been spent in reorgan izing the force and in fighting with various cliques and organizations within the office. " In trying to put his reform into operation Mr. Stillings has made lots of enemies, so mac on me last aay ana nient of the session of mninou tr latter were able to give the public printer a black eye. The printing of ap propriation bills and other measures during the last hours of congress had hitherto been kept right up to the hour. On this occasion, however the printing omce reu DacK ana tne most unaccountable errors worn moH onri delays ensued that kept congress in session at least 12 hours longer than would nave Deen necessary under the old-regime. The president was also subject to annoyance by being kept at the capitol several hours beyond the time usually necessary to sign bills. It is pretty well understood that all this confusion, errors and delay were worked for the purpose of reflecting upon Public Printer Stillings. An in- Yesu5auuu "ecu uiucreu uy me senate, out it is surmised that the in vestigators will Have a hard time running down the offenders in this case. Tne printers woo causea aeiay are Dlaming the latter on bad copy and mis- xukvs ui viciaa m tut; uuu ana senate. RELIEVED. Building for the Future. The pastor was looking at the plans for the new church. It seems to me." he said, "the downward slope of the floor from the entrance doors to the chancel is alto gether too pronounced. Viewed from the pulpit, the congregation will seem to be sitting in tiers." That's my wife's idea," explained the architect. "She says it will obvi ate the necessity of requesting the women to take off their hats, and more of them will come to church." Chicago Tribune. Its Prerogative. "You are charged," said the police justice, "with violating the smoke ordi nance. What have you to say?" I. have net violated any ordinance. your honor," protested the accused. My factory has a smoky, chimney, it is true, but it has a right to have it." On what ground?" It's a tobacco factory, your honor." Chicago Tribune. Wifsy My dear, didn't I hear you tell Jenkins that you were going to plunge again? Hubby Yes. Wifey Well, I'm glad to hear it. I'd so much rather you'd go swim ming than go to the races. Cincin nati Enquirer. A Modest Order. The Idle Rich One Ya-as, I've de cided to go in for ballooning a bit, so you may take my order. Agent What sort of balloon do you rish? The Idle Rich One Why, to begin with, you might furnish me with a high-altitude balloon, a low-altitude one, a touring affair, and, say, a run about balloonette for town . use.- Puck. Shattering Sentiment. "Ah. the bugler!" exclaimed the beautiful girl graduate. "Doesn't it always bring something to your mind to here the call of the bugle?" "Yes," yawned the corpulent and un- romantic matron, "it always reminds me that I have a pair of scissors to grind, and if I don't hurry the scis sors' grinder will get out of sight." Chicago Daily News. A Poor Plan. Husband So that new girl goes out three nights a week. I'll tell you how to keep her in. Scare her. Tell her a terrible fellow called Jack the Kisser Is prowling around, kissing every girl he can catch. Wife (doubtfully) Well, don't know, my dear; I was a young girl once myself. I'm .afraid she'd he out every night. N. Y. Weekly. TO BE SURE. The Man from the Furniture Mov ers I suppose you'll have this in the bathroom, sir? London Sketch. "Married Rich. Gus I hear George has married an heiress. He s in clover now, I sup pose? Dick No, he's working like a horse, trying to pay his board at a $40-a- week hotel. Her father pays her, and she won't live anywhere else. N. Y. Weekly. ATTRACTIONS OF THE "GREAT FALLS OF THE POTOMAC." It is not generally known that the largest iaus east or Niagara are located in the Potomac river, some 16 miles northwest of Washington. They are called the "Great Falls of the Poto mac, but have achieved in all their history little more than local fame and a very small percentage even or tne in Habitants of Washing ton have ever witnessed their beauty. The pro gressive trolley, however, is now -to bring this natural wonder within the view of residents and visitors in Washington. A line has been con structed to the point where the noble Potomac in a succession of rapids and falls tumbles over a good sized hill and makes one of the most attractive natural bits of scenery in the east. Hitherto the Great Falls has been known principally on account of the good fishing in their vicinity. The small mouthed Potomac black bass Is found here in larsra nnanHtlm nnri Imeftgkboring pools were the favorite fishing grounds of some of the noted statesmen of the past. Ex-President Cleveland in his eight years residence i Washington was a frequent visitor In this neighborhood, and with his old ahJoi crony, former Commissioner of Internal Revenue Miller n e-ontlaman of eqaal physical weight and breadth to Mr. Cleveland, took many a striae t A Feline Bluff. Family Dog Did the cook give you a licking for eating up all of the whip ped cream. Family Cat No. It got all over my whiskers and made me look as if I was frothing at the mouth. She thought I was having a fit and ran for her life. Detroit Free Press. A Rushing Business. First Rich Man Are you having any trouble getting your daughters mar ried off? " Second Rich Man I should say not! Each of them has been married twice already. Detroit Free Press. Not Quite Clear. She While In the country last sum mer I learned to milk a cow. Just for amusement, you know. He For the cow a amusement or for your own? Chicago Daily News. Their Ultimate End. Husband What has become of those Indestructible toys yon got last week? Wife They arc out on the scrap heap along with the Indestructible kitchen ntenslls. Life. - Not the Squeeze He Meant. A bashful young couple, who were evidently very much in love, entered a crowded tramcar the other day. 'Do you suppose we can squeeze in here?" he asked, looking doubtful at her blushing face. 'Don't you think, my dear, we had better wait until we get home?"-was the low, embarrassed reply. Tit-Bits. The Fiancee's Dflemma. A tear was on the fair girl's cheek, and a wild, hunted look in her eye3. 'What shall I do oh, what shall 1 do?" she cried. "Oh, this is awful, and there remain only a few minutei to decide. Jack is going to call on me to-night, and and I've f-f-forgotten which engagement ring is the one he g-g-gave me!" Cleveland Leader. PRESENCE OF MIND. Attractive Colorado Booklet. Cue of the most attractive of ' the Bummer vacation booklets' that have been issued is "A Colorado Summer," put out by the passenger department of the Santa Fe railroad. The pic turesque mountain scenery and the de scriptions of it which the booklet gives Impress the reader, with a new idea of the grandeur of the mountain crags of Colorado, and will start one day dreaming of the time when he can view for himself the magnificence which the booklet describes. After reading the booklet one must certainly be convinced that Colorado offers both pleasure and health for every summer tourist. "A Colorado Summer" may be secured from Mr. W. J. Black, Pass. Traffic Manager, Santa Fe Railway, Chicago. , . EY THE WAY. Even a stingy person is always will ing to give advice. No one is so prosperous that he can afford to malign ether people. A desire to get even has often been the keynote of a man's success. Value of property is entirely a mat ter of whether somebody wants it. There are smaller dividends in the practice of hate than in any other oc mpation. ' It is hard to persuade a community Ihat you are any better than your neighbors. A mn does not really get old un til he begins vo feel secret pride in lis infirmities. Every person imagines that his Is a special case among the Ills that af fect mankind in general. Uncle Dick, ;n Madison Journal. What is aBackache? IT IS NATURE'S WAP.K1XS TO WOMEN Diseases of Woman's Organism Cored and -Consequent Pain Stopped by Lydia. E. rinkhan's Vegetable Compound. It seems as though my back would break." Women, utter these words over and over again, but continue to drag along and suffer with aches in the email of the backi pain low down in the side, bearing-down" pains, ner vousness and mo ambition for any task. Laundry work at home would he much more satisfactory if the right Starch were used. In order to get the desired stiffness. It is usually neces sary to use so much starch that the beauty and fineness of the fabric is hidden behind a paste of varying thickness, which not only destroys the appearance, but also affects the wear ing quality of the goods. This trouble can be entirely overcome by using De fiance Starch, as it can be applied much more thinly because of its great er strength than other makes. Binks Put on your hat Jane, or you'll catch cold. Punch. Done Again. "I bought your "six best sellers, said customer in the book store. "Ah, Indeed," replied the clerk, with a smile; "how did you like them?" "Well, I think you should abbrevi ate your advertisement?" "What do you mean?"' "Why, make it the 'six best sells.' " Chicago Daily News. No Danger. Mr. Gayboy (about to start on ,& business trip) I'll-try to write to you every few days, Maria, but if I should be busy and a week or more pass without you're hearing from me you needn't be alarmed. Mrs. Gayboy I shan't. I'll take the children with me and hunt you up.- Chicago Tribune. Another Australian Experiment. Suitable farming land is provided by the Australian government for groups of men and their families that will ul timately form village settlements, but they are not to be cooperative each settler will stand or fall on his own merits. Government overseers will guide and instruct the settlers for two years, and the house erected for his use can be used as a public hall or school. Plain rations. Implements, a small stock of cows, poultry, etc.; roofing-material, water tanks, etc., will be supplied for the first year. This will be charged as a loan and must be eventually refunded to the state. British Colonial Order. The order of St. Michael and St. George, the chapel of which was dedi cated in St. Paul's cathedral, London, the other day, is the order conferred on British colonists, distinguished or oth erwise. The lowest rank In the order carries the letters C. M. G. after the owner's name. Flippant Londoners translate this "Colonial- Made Gentle- They do not realize that the back ii the mainspring of woman's organism, and quickly indicates by aching a dis eased condition of the female organs or kidnevs, and that the aches and pains will continue until the cause is removed. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound has been for many years the one and only effective remedy in such cases. It Bpeedily cures female and kidney disorders and restores the fe male organs to a healthy condition. " T iava suffered with female troubles for over two years, suffering intense pain each month, my back ached until it seemed as though it would break, and I felt so weak all over that I did not find strength to attend to my work but had to stay in bed a large part of the first two or three days every month. I would have sleepless nights, bad dreams and severe headaches. All this undermined my health. 'We consulted an old famfiy physician, who advised that I try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege MhlaOnmnniiiid. I beean takintr it reerularlv and soon found that I could sleep and eat better than I had done for months. Within two months I became regular and I no longer suffer from backache or pain." Miss Maude Morris, Sec Ladies Aid and Mission Society, 85 E. Hunter St., Atlanta, 6a. Yes, VhoP ' Mrs. Jlmson punished little Johnny, and as soon as little Johnny got one hand free he handed mamma dear a biff in the Jaw. We overheard the fol: lowing conversation: "Why. 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