rHE SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY. DKCKIVIBJBR 21. 1SQO.
URGENT DEFICIENCY IUIiIj.
Xiiwly Discussion lrcccilctl Action by the
A lively anil Molesting debate occurred in
the House yesterday during the consideration
of the Souato Miiciultriciits to tho Urgent De
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
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
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
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
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.
Is the Story of Our
We are Too Long in
right in qualities) and
will Chop the Stalk
The leaves and
branches are yours for
ttU Ju h!
SEVENTH AND II STS. K. W.
FRANKLE & CO.
This is the Story of
Our Stock, told as well
as if we had taken One
Page of this Paper to
Our Holiday Stock ie
large, and we must re
To do this we have
Marked Our Goods at
Extremely Low Prices,
i rr .4 n?
MOTH-PROOF RUGS, KOBKS, smd SKM'S
CHOICE GIFTS OF GAME PANELS. FEATHER
SCREENS, HEADS OF IHO GAME. AND
OTHER NOVELTIES are UNIQUE.
i :uir ia.. jWiSiJ. iv. av.
FINEST AfrSOHTMKKT Of
Music Boxes. Sywjtlumiunts,
Violins, Gulf ant, Accordions.
Celebrated Fairbanks and Cole's
Faultless Hard man Pianos,
Superb "Xew Scale"
Music Rolls. Portfolios,
Full Line of Shed Music and Manic
W. G. METZEROTT & CO.,
UK) ir &T. -N .AV. ileSl-UtlS
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.
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.
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- -C ttyj -
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
W. H. WARD,
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.
.A. 1-niIST.TE LINE
NEW FALL STYLES
JN STOCK AT
VEET IiOW PBIOES.
Seventeenth St. and Ponn, Ave. N. W,
I II LI
WVWi Va M ft i Ml
This most interesting and
mysterious talking board has
awakened great curiosity wher
It surpasses in its results
second sight, mind reading, or
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
For sale by all first-class toy
dealers and stationers.
THE KEMARD NOVELTY m,
220 SOUTH CHARLES ST., ;
Loan and Trust Co.
Temporary Oillccs: Cor. 10th and
F Streets N. W.
Under Act of Coiiki-cbh Approved October
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.
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
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,
JOHN JOY KDSON,
WILiIjIAMB. KOBISON, Sccu-elary.
AVIIjIilAMB. GURIjEY, Treasurer.
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,
N. II. Shea.
John A. Bwope,
J. S. Swormstedt,
15. II. Wurnor,
Chorles 15. Wilkinson,
A. A. Wilson, '
L. 1). Wine,
H. V. Woodward,
A. S. Woithlngton.
GARNER & MITCHELL,
(Thirty Years' Experience,)
WHOLESALE AND UETAIL
02B LOUISIANA AVENUE,
Opposlto City Tost Onico.
Raw, Box, Plate Trade, and
Families a Specialty,
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