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TIIE EVENING STAR.
WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY June 11, 1902. CROSBY S. NOYES Editor. THK EVEMVO ST A It has n rrsntiir and prrmnnrnt Family Circalntlnn much more (linn (lie conthlnfil clr calntlon r?f the other Wnslilnffton dallies. As n \cuii and Advertising Medium It lias no eonipetitor. T71n order to avoid deTnys on ne ronnt of personal absence, letters to THE STAR should not he addressed to any Individual eonneeted with the ofBee. hat simply to THE ST A It. or to the Editorial or Business Depart meats. aerordiiiK to tenor or purpose. Haniia in Eruption. Senator Har.na is reported as having made the air sulphurous yesterday In de nunciation "f I he newspapers that have criticised his ittitude on the isthmian canal question. an.l was specially vituperative In r. nard tn a cartoon in Friday's Star that represented him as the painter of a lurid picture of Nlcaraguan volcanoes, with J. J. Hill in the background applauding his work. This he regarded as an insinuation that he was under .he influence of the transcontinental railroads In hl3 opposition to the Nicaragua route. Now, for a man of the ability and sense of humor of Mr. Hanna he shows a sur prising readiness to fit this cap to his head. The Star believes in the honesty of rao tlv< s of Mr. Hanna, not only In the canal matter, but In all his career; yet. as has been pointed out in these columns many times. the advocates of the Panama route, and all the other elements of opposition to the Nicaragua route, are unwittingly pla> Ing into the h mis of the steamer an! rail road interests that are working to prevent the construction of any isthmian canal. In Mr. Hanna's hair-raising description of the Nlcaraguan volcanoes he was simply echoing the horrified utterances of Railroad 1-resident J. J. "lill a month ago. who sa-.d: "Nicaragua is a dangerous and unfit place for any grt it \v.>rks of a public ' haraeU r^ and. most of all. for a vast canal system to lilt of concrete and masonry. to which any earthquake or volcanic disturbances would be fatal." Quite naturally The Star's cartoon put Mr. Hill in the attitude of applauding Mr. Hanna s graphic work of art in the same line. They both use a big brush and the reddest kind of paint. On another page of The Star a reproduction is given of a car toon that appeared in this paper May 19 and that ma the serious disapprobation of Mr Hill, it is understood. This Is regretted, for The Star alms to please. The Telephone Company's Claims. One of the claims advanced by the Chesa peake and Potomac Telephone Company before the courts when the rate-reduction litigation was in progress was that Con gress could not legally regulate the rates charged by it. a foreign corporation doing business In the Pistrict of Columbia. This plea Is now arousing the interest of sena tors who do not altogether agree with the company's view of its own immunity from regulation There Is a prospect that the wire and conduit bill, when called up for debate, will provoke some discussion of this point, which is hardly to be conceded by a majority of the body. If the friends o? the telephone company wish to test the issue Squarely It can easily be done by bringing to a vote the Hale amendment proposing a reasonable and specific rate reduction. The telephone company, wherever it may be incorporated, is doing business in the District l?y virtue of the grants by Congress to It from time to time giving it the right to use the streets. There can be no doubt whatever that Congress can charter a new. rival company at any time. It can gi\ e that company the right to lay conduits par alleling those of the old company, condi tioned upon the sale of the service to sub scribers at rates which would soon force the old company to reduce its own rates in order t? save itself What Congress can do by indirection it can assuredly do by di rection. Throughout its course in opposition to the demand for reasonable rate reduction the telephone company has been guilty of the most pronounced series of "wobbles" in its arguments and claims and denials. When addressing Congress it has made no serious denial of that body's right to legislate in rate regulation, but when addressing the courts it has changed its tune and assailed the prerogatives of Congress in the prem ises. When pinned down to statistics be fore congressional Committees it has claimed that the larger the city and the longer the subscription list the more costly the 'phone service: when negotiating with prospective subscribers it has asserted that the reduc tion of rates by the measured service ac companies a wide enlargement of the 'phone service through the increase in the sub scription list. I.ately It has been claimed on Its behalf that with the increase of the subscription list during the past few years from to ?>.??*? has come a drop In the average price from $1ijo to t>?0. and this statement hits been coupled with the prom ise that "as the volume of business in creases the average rate will be reduced." It is difficult to know Just what to believe when the company or its representatives speak If Congress has no power to regu late its rates it surely has no right to give away free the privilege of using the streets of Washington for the 'phone company's highly profitable business If the increase of the "phone use increases the cost, why does the average cost drop? If the meas ured service is such a benefit to the sub scribers why have so many Washington merchants, after trying that service for awhile, sought to change back to the old unlimited service? President Palma says that all he wants is enough to support his family and main tain the dignity of his office. The average president of a South American republic Would not undertake to do all that on uuu a year. Mr. (Juay cxpects to be doing business at the same old plum tree. West Point's Centenary. The ceremonies at West .Point today mark the completion of the first hundred years of the existence of the Military Academy. an Institution which has become tamed the world over as one of the finest training schools for military officers ever organized. Whatever the American army is today is due in large measure to the efficiency of the officers who have fur nished. In time of war. the skeleton frame work upon which great volunteer organiza tion* ha\e been constructed. It is by no means derogatory to the volunteer thus to bestow this meed of praise upon West Point. Doubtless without such an institu tion to make solid the groundwork of or ganization the American people could in time have always arisen to any emergency, however trying, to defend, perpetuate or extend American principles. But with West Point as a reliance, as the pro ducer of military geniuses, the work of as sembling great effective armies has un questionably been greatly lessened and the result has been a humane shortening of war. The Military Academy was conceived by George Washington, with his usual fore sight and wisdom. But it was not untH MX?. three years after his death, that Con gress provided for the commencement of the work he so strongly urged. The first Academv consisted of seven officers and ten <*adets. and the early years of the institu tlon's existence were discouraging and hard. It was not until 1812, when war threatened the new government for the first time since It was independently es tablished. that Congress passed?laws which effectively organized the academy and put it upon the basis which has been main tained until today. From that time forward the academy flourished and became a solid Institution. It produced hundreds of good soldiers, who, because of their training, were the better citizens. It established a standard of ef ficiency second to none in the world. Its discipline and scholastic requirements havo always been high. There was a period when certain foolish customs among the cadeta became intolerably cruel and a reform re sulted which has greatly Increased the pub lic respect for and admiration of the acad emy. Now that hazing has been practically eliminated. West Point is he'.d in the high est esteem by all the people, who are proud of the establishment as the type of efficient Americanism. The roll of honor of the Military Academy is long and brilliant. Some of the world's most famous commanders have graduated from the institution. When civil strife rent the country many of the graduates, follow ing their states, went into the southern army and furnished the substance of the military efficiency of the confederate armies. In some of the most important battles the contending forces were commanded by grad uates of the academy. When the war closed, two West Pointers faced each other to per form the last act of the struggle, the sur render at Appomatox. Nothing could more surely typify West Point as the whole country's institution, worthy to be celebrat ed now at the completion of Its first cen tury. than the fact that its corps today in cludes cadets from not only the section which reverences the name of Grant, but that which pays tribute to the name of L.ee. The spirit of reunion is being displayed at West Point in the current ceremonies in a manner to indicate that the West Point of all future will be the training school of men who will never find themselves en gaged on opposite sides of a great civil ar gument in arms. ^ The Next House. The Chicago Evening Post makes the prediction that the next House will be re publican, and adds: "Shrewd democratic politicians not only admit it. but perceive no party advantage in preventing republican success. What could a democratic House do without a Senate and the White House to co-operate with it? The party would have no power, and yet it would not be permitted to escape responsibility for untoward developments should they arise. Men like Gorman and Hill are not saying much about the next House. They are not after sentimental satisfaction and barren victories. They probably prefer complete republican con trol for the next two years." Whatever "shrewd democratic politi cians" may be admitting, and however si lent Mr. Gorman and Mr. Hill may be at present on the subject, the fact remains that the republican managers are, wisely enough, preparing for a vigorous cam paign for control of the next House. They have good reason to believe that their op ponents will put up a stubborn fight. The democratic committee Is organized, with the view both of harmonizing factional differences and of securing a large cam paign fund. Some of the wealthiest men and most liberal spenders in politics in the country are members of it, and if such an arrangement does not mean fight it is difficult to interpret it. The idea that the control of the next House would mean nothing to the demo crats In their next presidentiar campaign is a mistaken one. The carrying of the House by the democrats just prior to the election of 1876 had a good deal to do with the enormous vote that was polled for Mf. Tilden. And, again, the organization of the House by the democrats on the eve of the campaign of 1884 was a factor in Mr. Cleveland's success that year. On both occasions a republican tide was turned In the congressional contests and the result affected the presidential contest which fol lowed. The republicans have been In control In Congress now for nearly eight years. They have been in possession of the White House for nearly six. They have done some notable -things in that time, and they still appear to be strong. But It is no secret that divisions have arisen both as respects men and measures, and that un easiness exists in more than one quarter. If the democrats should carry the next House therefore they would be certain to herald the success as the turning of the republican tide; and that they would be able to realize on such a claim two years later to some extent is altogether likely. The next House Is worth fighting for, and it will be fought for. There is indif ference as to its value on neither side. Both committees are fully Justified in the steps they are taking to afraken the live liest interest in the campaign. The Arkansas Democrats. The platform of the Arkansas democrats adopted yesterday contains this plank: "We recognize the Kansas City platform as the declaration of the national democ racy upon national questions until supplant ed by action of a succeeding national con v< ntlon, and as such we hereby declare a g. r?eral indorsement of the same." The choice was between saying something or nothing on this subject. Had the sub ject been Ignored completely an anti-Bryan triumph would have been registered. Ar kansas would have been listed with the states abandoning the Bryanlte influence. But does the action taken amount to much? The declaration made is simply to the ef fect that a national convention is the only power competent to write a national plat form. There cannot be any dispute on that point. But Mr. Bryan does not stop there. He contends that the platform written by the last democratic national convention is good enough to be indorsed by the next national convention, and he insists that that must be done. The Arkansas democrats, however, are free-handed as to that. Yes terday's deliverance commits them to no particular platform for liHM. They will be as free to oppose as to indorse the Kansas City platform at that time, and their action then may not with entire safety be pre dicted from their present attitude. Sixto Lopez' efforts to remain a personage of public consequence do not meet with great encouragement. He may yet be driven to the lecture platform. ??? London hotel men are patriotic; but they have as much respect for American dollars in sufficient quantities as they have tor sovereigns. ??? The coal operators calmly Insist so long as they are sure the public will pay the bills, they can afford any delay In collecting them. ^ ^ The Transvaal now hopes to grow up and be prosperous and peaceable, like Canada. ??? Insufficient Guards at the Zoo. A leopard In one of the local Zoo cages reached out the other day and clawed a woman who was standing near by. She was badly scratched, her clothing was ruined and she was seriously shocked by fright. Had it not been for the prompt assistance of a bystander death might have followed the linlmal's attack. It would I seem from this occurrence that the safe guards at the Zoo are not sufficient. The rails in front of the cages should evidently be placed farther away from the bars so that the longrst reach of the beasts will not be dangerous. Familiarity with the caged animals breeds some measure of contempt for their ability to do harm, and I there Is perhaps much dangerous <^reles3 ness on the part of the visitors. But the guards provided by the management should all be reckoned with reference to, this trait. It will not do merely to providfe cages to keep the animals from getting out. Bar riers must be erected which will without fail prevent the spectators from getting Into danger. ? ? ?? Two Notable Tilings. Two notable things occurred at West Point Monday. General E. P. Alexander was one of the speakers, and after eulogiz ing his comrades of the southern confed eracy said: "Whose vision is now so dull that he does not recognize the blessing it is to himself and to his children to live in an undivided country? Who would today relegate his own state to the position it would hold in the world were it declared a sovereign, as are the states of Central and South Amer ica? To ask these questions is to answer them. And the answer is the acknowledg ment that it was best for the south that the cause was 'lost.' The right to secede, the stake for which we fought so desperately, were it now offered us as a gift, we would reject, as we would a proposition of sui cide." ? ? Among the names mentioned by General Alexander was that of General Longstreet, who was present, and the cheering was en thusiastic and prolonged. General Alexander was Lee's chief of ar tillery. and General Longstreet was known as "Lee's right arm." Both were among the most accomplished and successful soldiers who wore the gray. Both today are among the most patriotic citizens of the reunited country. The one la in private station, but doing a great public service by counseling as he did yesterday devotion to the Union. The other is in public station, holding the country's commission, and illustrating by both his public and private walk how ad mirably an ex-confederate fits into the truly national spirit that now controls the really United States of America. Santos Dumont has not yet startled this country by any achievements in aerial nav igation. He is possibly waiting for the Mount Pelee explorers to complete their feats of daring so that he may have undi vided attention. A French scientist experts to neutralize the nicotine so that smoking may be in dulged in without danger. But the old fashioned malodorous and toxic pipe will have its devotees to the end of time. Chief Devery of Ne>w York Is quoted as saying "a young man ain't got a chance in New York." Possibly owing to the over crowded conditions of the public schools in his early life. ? The June bridegroom continues to buy the licenses and pay the minister and the rail way fare and the hotel bills, while the June bride receives all the attention. Tom L. Johnson Is now to the front in the Ohio democracy and Cleveland Is re garding itself as a political center of much consequence. . Oom Paul will not "sing any patriotic songs on coronation day, whatever his placated countrymen may see fit to do. Scientists would be happy if earthquakes were as easy to prevent as they are to ex plain. SHOOTING STABS. A Problem of Progress. "I have Jes' been thinkin'," said Farmer Corntossel, "an' I must say things look purty serious." "What has set you thinkin'?" asked his wife. "This volcano down at Nicarogger. Some people say it might make a canal danger ous. An' I don't know but It might. It's a terrible picture I kin see in my mind's eye! Think of floatin' down the canal on your gondola, llstenin' to the boleros and cachu cas, an' suddenly havin' a I-ot of lava an hot ashes dumped on you?like you had bumped unawares Into a mud-sllngln' cam paign over to PhiladfIphy." "What are you goin' to do about it?" "I haven't made up my mind. There's been some b'.ood-curdlin' mistakes made, an' I'm afraid It's too late to correct 'em. Before they put down all these railroads they ought to have thought about the havoc that would be created if the trains all got to smashln' Into one another at once, as there is a chance of their doln'; before they put In all these electric I'ghts an' elec tric cars they ought to have thought what 'ud happen If all that electricity was to break out sudden-llke. An' the elevators an' steamboats?the danger lurkin' In 'em is somethin' fearful. I'll bet there's been more damage done to life an' property by smash-ups the last five or ten years than 'ud equal the mortality an' expense of a volcano-busted canal!" "Well," persisted his wife, "what are you goin' to do about It?" "I dunno yet. I haven't made up my mind whether to advise 'em to abolish all this steam an' electricity or to tell 'eon to be brave an' go ahead an' take a few more chances on volcanoes." Laying in a Supply. "Now," said the good fairy, "I am going to grant you three wishes." "Anything I mention 1 can have?" said the boy, who has been reared in a modern business atmosphere. "Anything." "We'll, to start with, I'd like to have you guarantee several encores to each wish." An Exceptional Accomplishment. She didn't know much Latin; She had never studied Greek; Yet she met with admiration Which she didn't have to seek. For in getting off a street car She created no delay; She didn't travel backward, But stepped out the proper way. The Timid Kan's Opportunity. "How did Crimson Gulch come to favor Pink-eye Perkins for Senator?" asked the politician. "He doesn't represent the ag gressive spirit of this section of country." "No," answered Bronco Bob, "but we didn't want Crimson Gulch to get a bad reputation before the world. We wanted to keep peaceable and proper, and Pink-eye was about the only man we could trust not to git mad an" shoot if his truth an' ve racity was assailed In words of one an' two syllables." The Mid-Day Nap. When the sun is shinln' bright By de ol' barn do", Ev|ythinig seems nearly right. Doesn' fret no mo'. White folks goes an' hunts de shade, Warm as dey kin be. Reckon dat's de way dey's made. Sunshine pleases me. Freckles don't skeer me a bit; Ain't afraid o' tan. Sunburn isn' gwlne to hit Dishere cullud man. Doesn' have to wait foh night When to sleep I go. Wants de aun a-shlnln' bright By de ol' barn do". K * ak. Hake Him Show Down. From the Boston Traveler. There should ccrtalnly be a vigorous law for Infractions of the speed limit, and It should be enforced without fear or favor. The automobilt8t does nor ova the earth?at least not yet. " ^ ? Spirits. Fr>m the Chicago News. Many a man Who would steer clear of a graveyard after dark Is not afraid of a tank full of spirits. f 1 "Best Goods at Lowest Prices.' Fyirpislhiiiriig's For Summer H' "ft OW to furnish the Summer Home prop erly, yet economically, is a problem whose so lution is most satisfactorily facilitated by an inspection of our Chirfa, Glassware, Silver ware, Housefurnishings, etc. For goods of strictly reliable quality our prices are always most reasonable. Additional attractions at present in our most desirable goods. E^See display on our BARGAIN TA BLES. THE "EDDY ?is easily the BEST of MOD ERATE-PRICED Refrigera tors. It is not only cheap in first cost, but cheap in the cost of maintaining. SAVES ICE ?SAVES FOOD. 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Covered Sugar Bowls 19c. 6-inch Uncovered Vegetable Dishes f>c. 9-inch Uncovered Vegetable Dishes toe. 10-inch Uncovered Vegetable Dishes 16c. 5-inch White Fruit Saucers, 2c. I ^2-pint White Bowls 7c. 3-pint White Tea Pots Soup Tureens, with cover 69c. y/*-pint Pitchers for ?>c. White Wash Basins, 15c. White Wash Pitchers 39c. White Covered Chambers 39c. White Mop Jars, with cover and handle 8<>\ White Soap Dishes with drainers ioc. THIRD FLOOR?HOUSEFURNISHING DKPARTMK\T. The TraveMng_PufolIc Are Surely Interested In This Sale of WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL LARGE OFFERINGS IN THIS LINE THIS SEASON AND WE HAD GOOD RESPONSES-WE MAKE VN OTHER EFFORT W1TII HOPES OK HAVING THE SAME OOCBXBMTS REPLY. IF TOO ARE GOING AWAY ANI> YOU IIKyl 1KB A TRUNK OF SOME KIND YOL" WILL FIND THE DIFFERENT MAKES WHICH WE CARRY IN STOCK THE IDEAL OF TOUR WANTS. Canvas - covered Trunks, made with sheet iron bottom, strong and heavy hinges, good (pj)Q lock, medium size. 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An elegant assortment of Peau de Soie Silk Skirts?regular tailor-niade?-finished with stitched straps?lined with the very best quality summer weight lining?a perfect-hinging gar- ? jl ment?special price vl lo/w Etamine Skirts?made of imported material? exquisite flounce effect?trimmed in moire bands and finished with fancy open dropstitch?this gar ment represents high art tailoring? a /c* "JS extra silk drop skirt?all sizes JL suit department-second floor. WOMEN'S WASH WAISTS. ^ ?\re i^11 showing and offering aoroe very beautiful values In this department. Now that the season is at its height it Is necessary f.?r ua to keep in daily touch with those who are look iiig fur the newest thtugs in this line. Five of our very speeiuU which we conaider very worthy of your attention: Women's Fine Black Lawn Waists, made of excellent quality material, beautifully tucked in cluster of fine pin tucks, with rows of 3 wide tucks between, front and back, turn-over edge 011 stock, has small tie to match, all sizes. Offered at .VC/C. White India Linen Waists,trimmed with rows of beautiful inserting, cluster tucking down the back, a large variety of embroidered designs, all Qjq. ' neat and pretty; sizes up to 44. Offered at. Colored Wash Waists, made of imported ma terial, plain and striped effects, prettily tucked and hemstitched, all washable colorings, a variety of pretty styles; &11 sizes. Of fered for Women's Waists, made of extra fine striped mercerized madras, trimmed with close graduating tucks to form yoke, stock of pique, with long tie to match the waists. This is a very neat creation, which is made with special care and equals any waist which costs twice the price; the colors are light blue, rose and gray; all sizes. are light blue, rose and grav; all Offered at ^ll.VO Women's Ecru Wash Waists, made of the finest quality silk mull, beautifully tucked front and back, stock and cuffs fnade of fine pin tucks, very cool and dressy; in all sizes. Of- <5 <1 <0.0 fered at 3)11 .V? WAIST DEPARTMENT?SECOND FLOOR. ADJOINING THE MIL LINER Y. STATIONERY AT ONE DAY'S SELLING. 1-POUND CABINET OF CREAM WRITING PAPER AND EN VELOPES - (VI SHEETS AND !W ENVELOPES TO THE BOX? | ?* ~ FOR ONE DAY LA BEAU MOND WRITING PAPER-A VERY SUPERIOR QUAL ITY OF GENUINE ORGANDY THREAD SURFACE. CREAM. YALE. BLUE IIEUO AND OHLESTIAN, IN THE BEST SIZES. FOR "JSg, ONE DAY. PER POUND FIRST FLOOR-SECTION E. OPPOSITE THE CANDY BOOTH. 1 POUND OF COLUMBIA MILLS WHITING PAPER. 10> SHF.BT8 AND 1 PACKAGE OF ENVELOPES. IN CREAM RULED ( \r OR PLAIN, FOR ONE DAY fl V. DE.VISON S STANDARD CREPE PAPER. IN AI.L COL ORS, FULL 10 FEET TO THE ROLL. FOR ONE DAY. PER CI/r KOLI DRESS GOODS. 36 INCH ALL-WOOL NAVY BLUE CHEVIOT, AN ELEGANT FAST - COLORED MATERIAL; THERE ARK BUT 3 PIECES IN THIS LOT. WHICH ABE WORTH 4tte. A YARD AYto 38-INCH ALL-WOOL CREAM STORM SKROE, REGULAR WIRE TWISTED THREAD. ELEGANT FOR MOUNTAIN OR SEA- iltfV, SHORE WEAR; 65c. QUALITY tyt. 38-1NCJI MOHAIR BRILLIANTINE. 2 SHADES OF GRAY AND NAVY BLUE; NOTHING BETTER MADE FOR A *Elt\ICE ABLE DRESS; 55c. QUALITY OVt. ? DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT?FIRST FLOOR. D STREET ANNEX. 38 1 NTH ALL-WOOL BLACK ALBATROSS AND 38 INCH ALL-WOOL BLACK SERGE, WHICH ARE WORTH *5< A YD. 38 INCH BLACK MOHAIR BRILLIANTINE AND 38 INCH ALL WOOL BLACK NUN'S VEILING; OUR St*. QUALITY.. 45-INCH ALL-WOOL* BUCK ETA MINK AND 45-INCH SILK-LUSTER MOlIAIR. WHICH ABE WORTH 75c. A YD... 29c. 39c. 69c. KANN, SONS & CO., .'4 Eighth and Market Space.