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rHE SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY. DKCKIVIBJBR 21. 1SQO.
URGENT DEFICIENCY IUIiIj. Xiiwly Discussion lrcccilctl Action by the Uouro Yesterday. A lively anil Molesting debate occurred in the House yesterday during the consideration of the Souato Miiciultriciits to tho Urgent De ficiency bill. Mr. llcnilcrson remarked that if the bill wcro not passed the work of the Government Prlut ins? 011100 would have to stop, and there would ben lack of money to pay various laborers In the employ of the Government. He therefore, moved a concurrence in tho Senate amendments, with one exception. This exception was the amendment providiuc for the payment of Senate session employe's, including the clerks to Seuators. The Committee on Appropriations re ommended a concurrence in tho amend ment with an amendment striking out the ap propriation for the Senators' clerks, which vir tually made them nnuual employes. At the last session the Senate had endeavored in an appropriation bill to secure a provision making tho position of a Senator's cleric an annual one. Tho House had resisted this, aud its resistance had been successful. It was now proposed to do by Indirection what could not be done by direction. Mr. Kogers, of Arkansas, criticised tho lie publican side for a failure to make adequate ap propriations for carrying on the Government, and depicted Speaker Reed as leading the hymn, "How Sweet tho Sound that Saved a "Wretch Like Me." Mr. Dockery, of Missouri, criticised the finan cial administration of the Government, dwelling especially upon the purchase of bonds bv the Secretary of the Treasury. Since tho 3d of August, 1SS7, to December, 1S90, tho Secretary had been compelled to purchase $300,000,000 o'f bonds, for which he had paid $41G,000,000. Many of these bonds were not duo for tweutv years. In reply to the Inquiry by Mr. Milliken, of Maine, as to what remedy he would suggest, Mr. Dockery said the best thing he would do would be to repeal tho McKinley bill. Demo cratic applause. The second thing ho would do would be to remonetize silver. Tho third thing would be to strangle tho Force bill now pend ing in the Senate. Democratic applause. When these remedies were applied in allapethic doses there would not be much left of the Re publican party. After further discussion in similar line, par ticipated in by Messrs. Sweeney, Dockerv, Struble, Cutcheou, and SDringer, the motion of Mr. Henderson was agreed to, and tho bill was returned to the Senate for its action. CHRISTMAS AT THE POST OFFICE Tin; Bijr liusli of Holiduy Work nas Al ready Begun. Ihe clerks in the City Post Office have com menced already to feel in their work the ap proach of Christmas, as the mails are beginning to assume a proportion in excess of any pre vious year. In anticipation of the rush Post master Sherwood has issued a general order putting every clerk and carrier at work, and under no circumstances will any leaves of ab sence be granted. Capt. Sherwood has now got the work of the office down to a science, and although harassed by a horrible place to work in, the great mass of mail is handled with a despatch not excelled in any office in America, although theie are few offices with poorer fa cilities than ours. )f late years people in every section of the country have taken to the use of the malls for sending their gifts, where before they depended on the express companies, hence it is that the carriers find themselves laden with valuable tokens of esteem at this season, while neces sarily their letter and paper mail increases in proportion. Their lots surely are not happy, though thev carry on their backs lots that will bring happiness to others. For the first time 6inee the establishment of the post office it has been found necessary to have two deliveries of mail matter in certain thickly populated por tions of the city, and Capt. Sherwood has there fore ordered for the day a delivery at 7:30 and 9:30 o'clock, while the carrier's window will be opened from u to 7 P. M. The Washington office is heavily taxed at this time in excess of any other office, as the quarterly returns are to come in along with tho Christmas mail, and this matter alone is heavier than nine-tenths of the other offices in the country have to handle in a year. There are some sixty thousand post masters in America aud every one of these will Mibmit his returns to tho Department hero for inspection, so it can be readily seen how tho work is doubling at the city office. With this immeiieo variety of mail the per cent, of loss of letters at tho Washington office is away below tho average, and It is with a feeling of pride that Postmaster Sherwood points to this as a showing of iho efficiency of the force. The clerks are the hardest worked and poorest paid Government emnloyGs in America, and Con Cres should classify them ou equalltv with the other offices. SANTA CLiAUS IN 1JOCK. And IJU1 Katie ami John May Not Oct Their Doll ami Drum. There wcro five newspaper reporters clustered in the antu-room of the Flnst Station last night regaling one another with stories. A drowsy policeman wab cuddled up in the corner on a fcettee, while Father Ward, the sago who for many jears has never iniBsed an evening at tho htation, sat silently drawing the smoke from tho bowl of his highly-colored meerschaum. Tho Ugor Is opened violently, and in walks Sergeant Uoyle with a prisoner pretty well gone In liquor, and carrying In his arms the lemnants of a doll baby, a drum. und otiier knick-knacks that were evi dently purchased to gladden tho hearts of soinu little ones. Stationkeeper Rollins, the mm. of keen peiception and a heart as big as al) outside, registered tho prisoner's name, had him bearehed, and oidered him back. He was respectably diessed, and in his maudlin stato kept repeating to himself, "This dolllo Is for little Katie and this drum Is for my little man, John." Lutteis In his pocket showed the little tots had written to Santa Claus asking for the doll ond drum. Two Commissioner h Quorum, un motion of Mr. Grout, of Veimout, the Houbo yesterday passed the Senate joint resolu tion definiug u quorum of tho Hoard of Com missioners of tho District of Columbia. It now needs only the appioval of tho President to in,.ko it law. Kaisetl to the Presidential Class. I If ty fourth-class post ofliccis will bo raised to the thiid or Presidential class on January 1. The Hstlncludes Wnynesborough, Ya,; Ravcus wond, W. Va., ami North Clareudon, Uelle vVnon, Gallitzin, and Spring City, Pa. Camly! Gundy!! Candy!!! ions ou tous of fresh candy and new nuts, Do not purchase until you have seen our stock. M. fc P. Metzger, 417 Seventh 6treet northwest. Tho many patrons of Thk Hkuai.d will raid KUiu with pleusuro "Grape tuid Wine Chut." so ulily written by Mr. F. l'ohudorU. who will ro sumo contributing articles under tho ubovo heading. Mr, Pohndorir. Imvlutr lately returned from Europo alter an absence of some months, hub ugulu established himself in tho wlno busi ness, under the firm uumo of 1'. G. Pohndorir & Co., U14 Fifteenth street northwest. THE THE , I THE J THE THE ' i THE ' i THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE THE AND THE BEAN-STALK Is the Story of Our Stock. We are Too Long in quantities, (though right in qualities) and will Chop the Stalk right now. The leaves and branches are yours for almost naught. ttU Ju h! .J..B.tt.n SEVENTH AND II STS. K. W. FRANKLE & CO. COMPLETE IN ASSORTMENT. SPLENDID IN QUALITY. POPULAR IN PRIOE. PLENTY OF VARIETY. NEWEST ATTRACTIONS. This is the Story of Our Stock, told as well as if we had taken One Page of this Paper to do so. Our Holiday Stock ie large, and we must re duce it. To do this we have Marked Our Goods at Extremely Low Prices, yrs i fair fatr FAIR t FAIR FAIR 1 FAIR j FATll i rr .4 n? FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR NAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR FAIR MOTH-PROOF RUGS, KOBKS, smd SKM'S AUK WAHIIANTIU). CHOICE GIFTS OF GAME PANELS. FEATHER SCREENS, HEADS OF IHO GAME. AND OTHER NOVELTIES are UNIQUE. i :uir ia.. jWiSiJ. iv. av. dc2L.lUmlS FINEST AfrSOHTMKKT Of Music Boxes. Sywjtlumiunts, Violins, Gulf ant, Accordions. Celebrated Fairbanks and Cole's Jianjos, Faultless Hard man Pianos, Superb "Xew Scale" Kimball Pianos, Music Rolls. Portfolios, Full Line of Shed Music and Manic W. G. METZEROTT & CO., UK) ir &T. -N .AV. ileSl-UtlS DBY FOR Christinas Presents AT UTTR TWENTIETH ST. AND PA. AVE. UlK lino Ladles' Handkerchiefs, from 5c. to SI; splendid lino Gents' Handkerchiefs, tit 10, 12J, 15, , 37J, nnd CO cents ouch; beautiful Gents' Hem stitched Silk Handkerchiefs, colored borders, nt EOc, chenp nt 75c. Largo lino Gents' Scurfs nt 25c; better at 50c. and 75c. Splendid line Gents', Ladles', and Children's Underwear from 2oe. to S- a garment. Fine lino Umbrellas iioui 75o. to SO each. Look at our S3 Silk Umbrellas. About lUty inoro Ladies' Wool Skirts left. Dress Goods from l'JJc. to SI per ynrd. No tariff en Silks, Velvets, Linen, Damasks, Napkins, or Towels. "Wo keep poor by scltitiK our goods at old prices. Illankets, Ded Quilts, and Com Torts to please. Wo have lots ol goods to sell cheap, and plenty of time to wait on our customers, and to avoid a crowd call at my store. THOS. J. IiUTTBELIi, TWENTIETH ST. and PA. AVE. dc21-M2 rtfk W .' X V t' .J$?'8as ! z -. mmx. v '. S3 7 v W A) - -C ttyj - i..jujV FITTING IlEJLUtKS. Aa she enzed on that pretty display, Showas heard most distinctly to say: "It is perfectly true Tbat's tho prettiest shoo I've looked on in many a day." And it goes without suylnir that sho purchased tho shoes from HELUY'S, 1014 and 1910 Pennsyl vania avenue, wherothoyaro soiling Ladles' Fine Rubbers for 2!o and nil other goods in propor tion; nlso, they will glvo uwuy nuxt week a, box of lino French candies to every purahoser to tho amount of SI and upward. deU'I-lmii EiiCjTrclJSKJ. W. H. WARD, DEALER IN BscGiessTriGycSes CYCLING ACCESSORIES. Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done. MACHINES FOK SALE OltltENT 910 TENTH ST. N. AV. no2-Dm "Cushion" Tires Rot Heeded. If the SAFETY you ehonso is properly built, and has u Frame-Spring llttcd to your weight, winter cycling will no longer bo shunned or rough roudB caret ill Jy avoided. THE AtVIEeiGA RAMBLER, Has tho correct Ideas in construction, and both runs und rides EASY. LOOK FOR THE SMALL WHEEL IN FRONT! 10 AI WI JfaWAJL V .&4y 11XJ i4'BO 1J25 FOURTEENTH STREET N. W. PAPERS. I .A. 1-niIST.TE LINE OF NEW FALL STYLES JN STOCK AT VEET IiOW PBIOES. TUBMAN'S Seventeenth St. and Ponn, Ave. N. W, I II LI WVWi Va M ft i Ml U UJLoJ1!h "HE Nineteenth Century This most interesting and mysterious talking board has awakened great curiosity wher ever shown. It surpasses in its results second sight, mind reading, or clairvoyance. It consists of a small table placed upon a large board con taining the alphabet and nume rals. By simply resting the fingers of two persons upon the small table it moves, and to all intents and purposes be comes a living, sensible thing, giving intelligent answer to any questions that can be pro pounded. Wonderful as this may seem the "OUIJA" was thoroughly tested at the United States Patent Office before the patent was allowed. For sale by all first-class toy dealers and stationers. MANUFACTURED BY THE KEMARD NOVELTY m, 220 SOUTH CHARLES ST., ; BALTIMORE, MD. de21-lt,'i THE WASHINGTON Loan and Trust Co. Temporary Oillccs: Cor. 10th and F Streets N. W. Under Act of Coiiki-cbh Approved October 1, 1890. Subject to supervision of tho Supremo Court of the District of Columbia and tho Comp troller of tho Currency. Cauital - - Koceives deposits and allows interest on bal nnces. Issues certificates of deposits. Aots us Executor, Administrator. Guardian. Trustee. Receiver. Assignee, Committee of tho fastuto of poisons non compos mentis, und other business of n fiduciary character. Estates Managed. Interest and Dividends collected for customers without charrje. Guaranteed Investments furnished. Notes, scoured by Deed of Trust, for sale. Money loaned on llrst-oluss collateral security nnd ou real estate Our now building, nt tho corner or Ninth und F streets, is boiiur lltted up with Sufo Doposlt Vaults unsurpassed lor salety and convenlonco. BRA.INAK1) II. AVARNISlt, President. JOHN JOY KDSON, Viue President. WILiIjIAMB. KOBISON, Sccu-elary. AVIIjIilAMB. GURIjEY, Treasurer. DIUECTOUS : John T. Arms, John 15. Lamer, Charles 15. IJalley, George F. Schafer, Charles S. linker. James L. Ilaibour, fleorgo 13. liaitol, II. S. Cumuiiugs, J. J. DarlliiKton, John Joy Edsou. John A. Hamilton, Albert V. Fox, O. (J. Groon. William 15. Gurloy, do21-lma N. II. Shea. Thomas Somervlllo, John A. Bwope, J. S. Swormstedt, Georgo Truesdell. 15. II. Wurnor, Chorles 15. Wilkinson, A. A. Wilson, ' L. 1). Wine, H. V. Woodward, A. S. Woithlngton. br. a 32BSB02 GARNER & MITCHELL, (Thirty Years' Experience,) WHOLESALE AND UETAIL Oyster Dealers, 02B LOUISIANA AVENUE, Opposlto City Tost Onico. Raw, Box, Plate Trade, and Families a Specialty, nolO-OmO I TELEPHONE, 1)03-3. oc37-tfl