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V*UNINXSON. W XD3EDAY... .7enomber 10, 2901. CROsB" 3, NOT. ...........Mgw. Tn Gv u STAR has a regaer =0 Vee. -s e ftm Q ASO m - thM the detSUddl o ef" w.alge.- 4NOW. Am a 4"" amn A6. vransi" assesint A &a eSapeer. 0,-e ;rW to a*em uh~5ys I a tm4 of erseamm ase8es. Iesmt 1e TWO r sd p e a- IIresse to is M? IvI eseeMdl with the ese, het s~y to Tir sta1. W to the Be destt er osNemes Desrsens.'w !erdg to toWer Wr peipie. Xr. ed's etirement Prom 03.. The anti-Imperiallsts In their latest de liverance are, as usual, wide of the mark. In some of their comment on Mr. Reed's life and work they point to him as a victim of the course pursued by the republican party In closing up the business of the war with Spain. As they state the case, It was because he could not bring himself to sup port the policy of ezpanson that be left Congress. It -is true that Mr. Reed criticIsed every act of his party from the beginning to the end of the whole affair with Spain. But that subject by no uleans monopolised or exhausted his critical humor during that period. Nothing seemed to please him. His shafts of sarcasm flow in clouds, and in every dipection. His personal conversations iad a circulation equal to that of printed speeches. He never said wittier or bitterer things In all his life. But those who knew him well understood the reason of it alL After the St. Louis convention In 1M0 he grew morose and discontented. He had en joyed all the political honors he cared for buit the presidency, and that. he now clearly *aw. was beyond his reach. Mr. McKln ley's renomination was assured. and his re election highly probable. 1904 was too far off for I man of Mr. Reed's temperament; and so he quitted the field.in disgust with -his luck and with everything in general. Th,- acdity of his humor spared nothing. He would have left omflie If there had been no war with.Spain, no pollcy of any sort calling for discussion of a new and ani mated Xlrid. The truth in this case is contained in a bhmtly, everyday phrase. Mr. Reed was a vcry poor loser. He was a spoiled child of politics. He had been uniformly successful in all of his aspirations until he offered for the presidency. His Maine constituents had always been very proud of him, and bad gladly responded to all of his appeals. He Oven survived that high greenback tide which swept over the Pine Tree state in JM8b: He had ready taken front rank in Congress. He had defeated Mr. McKinley for the speakership of the House by a fine show of power and good management, and In that office had greatly increased his rep wtation and prestige. He was generally re garded as one of the strong men of his gen eration. But at St. Louis. in the contest for his party's leadership, he met with a crushing defeat. Mr. McKinley In that race won from him as easily as he had won from 31r. McKinley in the speakership race. It wa" the supreme effort of his life, and when he failed he found himself not so tnuch out of touch with his party as with the men who were now Its leaders. His re tirement from office therefore was more a *a t tr of personalities than of principles. Mr. Justice Harlan. A distinguished company, with the Presi dent of the United States at Its head, pahl tribute last night to the character and public services of Mr. Justice Harlan of the Supreme Court. The addresses were in the vein of high appreciation, and the response ef the guest of honor was felicitous and full of feeling. The Kentucky jurist has richly Oeserved the place he enjoys In the respect of the country. He is a man of superior gifts. He has exhibited diligence In office. and he stands In our affairs both by virtue of his attainments and his character for the best expression of the American opportu mity. He is a veteran of the great court of rhich he is a member, but still so vigorous both of body and mind that the people have hopes of seeing him In his plaos for years to come. Judge Harlan's personal friends think that a notable figure was lost to politics when he put on the black silk lown. However that may be, a notable gure was gained for the judiciary. I0 A New Jersey judge has decided that there is no law which can keep a woman from talking in her own house. IEvery now &ndi then the bench is called upon to give boiemnn utterance to something that every bodly knew before. Iq - ir. ('annon is now going through the *rde.al of hearing from the people who make a business of claiming credit for everything that happens. z 5 ' Itf Mascagni ever attempts to transcribe 2is- impressions of America. the result 1s lIkeiy to' be more or less Wagnerian. The Bouth In Congress. The Star gives space today to a communi eation from ex-Representative Grady of worth 4 'arolinia on th~e subject of the situ ~tionf in the south as respects the suffrage. 7hat is to say. The Star qiuite recently mad.. some observations on that point, and hey have afforded Mr. Grady a text for a evlew of portions of the early history of e i republic, and for an expression of views f his. own,. which. whatever else may be id of them, do not lack for downright Rut between his downrightness-which tak. s the form of reckless pessimism-and bis citations from history-which are dis figured by a bitterly sectional interpreta tl'or:---r. Grady puts himself quite out of court. As witness: He declares that we are a nation of "'political and religious hypo rrias;'' that we respect neither the comn ennds of Jesus Chrrist, northe terms of the Constitution of the United States. If that itrue, thin all discussion of the suffrage. g r of any- other question relating to our bational institutions, is useless. We do not neid statesmen, but missionaries. If. lgn reality, we have no Constitution. then r e should set about calling a convention to frame an Instrument which the people r Ill respect. But The Star refuses to ac lept Mr. Grady's statespent..of the, case. And mtiybe, upon a little reflection, he will qonfess to Its extravagance. Differences between the north and the south developed early In our national ar 1angement. Each section accused the other $f exhibiting a selfish, grasping spirit. Blavery was not alone the cause of dissen ilon. The tarif- playest a prominent part; And the warfare between a section striving r advancement In manufactures and a tion having, s' ig grcultural ends In Lew became at time' eutremely bitter. The ebates of Conges are full of the two sub .and the historian, are still busy with themt. The suth last on both scores. aM yet gaineui immensely through her lesee Slavery isappeared with a a feet bIot upon our etviatig. Proteetis has triumpbelA ad thle suth 1s greatIy peant kg by the jqby. 4M4.the eath, e.asa by the border etate of the sth, reumsees se ~u S -.5--.. ..- whe Osf.:te bI81a:4ha*. froe vopr Iie, wh theseet, am the asi 1e st s WM, wusane The gst et$# aisr -os --i affi of its femerlas, 1t 4po been made sae. 40 as voting is eeneerneL 00 sition permtt$ the 064WI Its naionnal r fpmdstler tha I by - meandnamet Made veters -at IS veters and .ge the 40MIS. ad tional rereenatiip basl ai ftei number; sa .abe o il rthst f the negro votem we0 o aen8 eaipwPr non-voters the oesading. tates' nma"m repifesentation dbisdlbeet 8-11M portion. Now eat0 -outherN staiss ha1 in substanee and effect by -manu devices made these negro votr.aaa-vetse but Instead of srrendprhlg the 'astiom representation which the Constlistie attaahee to this negio vote the south PI tain it and resistas-aforcmeant e thp cot stitutional provision. tepresentation of tb disfranchised negroes which the preomr Constitution .dentas in teto, and which th original Constitution granted - only to th extent of three-fifths of their number, I thus exercised by the south today for ever non-voting negro In the south. He Is nc himself permitted to vote at hane, but th south votes for him, generally in precis opposition to his wishes, in the Congress C the United States. It follows that a whii voter in the south weghs far heavier In th national councils than the correspondin voter in the west or-north. This:equslit t inequitable and uneeustitutoaml. It Is not'cured or justifted b' illegation or even demonstrations of past - uncoOSti tutional or oppressive acts by the repub lan party. The Star is not a partinal paper, and It ti not required either .to de fend or condemn all-or any of the acts 0 the republican party. In the discussion 0 The Star's editorial they have nothing to d with the case. There is a Constitution of the Unite States, Mr. Grady to the contrary notwith etanding, and the fourteenth and fifteentl amendments while they remai i'Tn the or ganic law are as much entitled to respec as any other portion of It. Those amend ments are being violated In spirit, and, a a result, twice In the past eighteen year the unconstitutionally restricted suffrag of the south, joined to theiunrestricted auf frage of severall northern states, has rule4 this country, and both times to the coun try's disadvantage. For the south's sake therefore, as for the sake of her sister see tions. let us have a constitutional represen tation In Congress from all parts of the re public. Our Position as to- Venesnuela. There Is no occasion for American anxiet; over the cam of Venezuela. The Germal and British demands not having been me the forces of those powers are proceedin to close in upon President Castro and t take measures calculated to bring him t terms. There is no present threat of terni torial aggressions. There Is no likellhoo that either England or Germany will von ture to test the American temper on thi score. England still recalls the easteri Venezuelan boundary dispute, In which thi government took such a conspicuous par for the sake of the Monroe doctrine. Th4 diplomatic correspondence -which passed oi that occasion left no room for doubt am to the' scope of the doctrine with respect to Venezuela, or any other South or Centra American country. If they prove derelle In their obligations they may be confronte with force, but the corrective or collectivo measures must never take the form of per manent land seizures. The spectacle of the British and Germaj fleets entering La Guaira harbor and selzini the Venezuelan navy adds to the humor of the affair and perhaps contributes to i bloodless conclusion. President Castro's de fiance of the two big powers is theatrica and ridiculous. He can not, of course, hop to resist them-and It would-be far more to the point If he took steps to spcure a ret erence of the claims to The Hague tri bunal. It is hardly the function of thi United States to prompt him to adopt thi course or to recommend to England an Germany that a reference would be bettei form than the coercion of such a littli power. The whole affrai is between Vene suela and the two powers now at his door as long as a territorial -indemnity is aO mentioned. The United States will no be called upon to declare Itself further 1 the premises as long as the case remains oj this side of a change of sovereignty ove the land. There can be no justifiable South Ameri can disgruntlement over the failure of th United States to take a hand in the case a present. If such a sentiment should exis It will be because of a failure to understant the true meaning of the Monroe doctrin and oL the present American attitude. Thi country Is not a debt-collecting agency fo Europe nor is It a buffer to save Sout] American debtor nations from a just ac counting. It deplores the spectacle of gov ernments tailing In t:heir obligations just a It does the continuous spectacle of revolu ions against established authority. It doe not sympathize with' the present program o Germany and England in confronting revo Itation-vexed and helpless Venezuela with threatening armament. But it can make n aggressive move in the matter short of protest backed by-all needful forces, againa any suggestion of territorial changes. The New York Tunat The New York tunnel franchise, whic: was to have been voted on by the board aldermen yesterday,' was postponed agati for a week. This delay, It is believed, Is I the Interest of the franchise, and It wil give opportunity for the substantial 'argu ment which the mayor has addressed to tih aldermen In behalf of the tunnel to sini Into the rninds of the members of the board Mayor Lows letter states the case frankl: and fully, points out the great advantage which the city will derive f rofn the In provements and urges the lwnapdlate gran of the franchise. The delay of a week wil not, of course, be a- serious matter If thi franchise is eventually approved. -Repeate postponements, however, would be to affor a spectacle reflecting seriously upon tIh capacIty of the New Yorkers for enlight ened self-government. It is now rumored that J. Plerpont Mor gan is to buy up eangh mines to enabli him to be the coal trust hbenulf' It I hoped that he wili treat the consuine kindly. Mr. Dowie of Chicago continues to ad vertise his affairs with an industry whic1 shows no dispoeition to allow his allege religious- enterprisui to go into' nantrupe Every time a Mormcn eoms to (Cngreg there is diculty -tu determinng whether I represents Utah or the Mormon ehureh. The Molineux aa has been dr#20tiams but the fact that the staga nanst det libel laws may Inspire some caugion. Judge Harlan has. been a eabe' 'of ta Bugireme Court lae 20en v4% years an stil has a ~et diseu A M us Ti,.t isue er w. h..w w teo-iea M dt~Aro Wesat e n - shfsousi ta epe with. is g ThoasT 34pt er is la a epaen2 ER -,e a n d e nbe exaht is teroes be Then*etb. sgesse * it beIs et f01 -1 the ese0 th -OUN If the Bam.yft tuss go" tH Without the PUrCi O tne ; a Unsman a o t coun i ni ftaias pe to of -the Lt conur will feed that Tpmon.anntadi UsMN s have been Ignored. 4 Chicagos recent experience has Ineft"e f that eE to befte that a rellable systeinl of buftn netion - would be oen Msn Sdesirable than a Iterary teputation >f t its announced that John Miten he tU a write a boofl Mr. ataelaruld be ais e to get somne fearless frI to stand by witi g a blue penIo. A scient e Mant has peladne altions tq show that brain an live longer than stupid Ones. It taken brains to know how to Itve. . | General Castro has, discovereid that *an abundance of presidential excitement can be obtained without bear unetln It Ila declared on good authority that oal is being mined. But what becomes of it continues to be a mystery. 'e Sutan of Ta -will of course a&-#, . plaud Venezuela's determination not to t pay UP. SHooT33 e GOTAns. His Ideal. "I don't think your consitituents will un+ derstand your arguments." -Tey are not supposed to," anmered the statesman rather loftiny. 4fy inten tion.Is that they - shao entrut me with te thinking and merely wait unt e I announce my concluionsy A- Wish. When Banta Claus starts out my wa I ho e It will be found That he ham put aside his sleigh And brought a coal cart 'round. . "I trust your son does not read trashy Juven e uiterature."t "No, Indeed," said the fond mother. "1Wi lie says he gets all the blood and thunder he wants In the historical novels that h father brings home." e "Many a. mano" said Uncle Een. "thinkw t he's a gettin' sra' foh nuffin', when, In reality het done a hahd day's work iht' t up fa~iry stories." .A Vogue Reply thino you think you could be happy with t Man lke Me?" Said WiI WiShington Learhestly. "Oh! yen," answered Miss Cayenne after a pause. "I think so; if he wasn't~ too much ike YoU." L Signs of the Se igh II Christmas 4ay approache% n You feel it In the air; 'T7 written In the grocery S Where fowl are fat and fatr 'Tin mentioned in the window Of the big emporium, 'Tih whispered ic the mur thur Of the shoppers as they come Christmas day approache%, The people smie to ee rea It hesads thus appearing r -In a splendid pageantry. aYou note the fact most keenly When *'er you pause to look "On the vansehine proportions t Of your bu y pocket book. t Chane gDay. Fr=M the Whedlin (W. Va.) Intellgener. r Why this haggling over the amendment to the Constitution providing for the mov Ing up of the time for the Inauguration of the President from March 4 to the -last 9Thursday In April? March brings a, deathe t dealing atmosphere, and hundreds have t met their death in braving the inclement Of thtraegd tehelto ofthupepl rTishwhipttend h the inagua fuin Thef thshogton taos ota they oe fChatitmas day aprachaeyous. fqus chane opae smmieninao to rIta hertoadsc thaperingrto n1 - n rasnefor pagethryporatna.n t onu te Hue fat mohe keerlysbi sOn the amnshint, pr optns ha Of amenmen busy adocte bo h ousk.st r therWhelg woul have bnefen.hnet ge hyeo this hglingsovere th amednt( toite ostiueton aprovin for the neces t inary theoutme bfor the inaugurationn thePr set fom Marhe toop heilas, a ThrsdaytIn Ampril? ( arch Ga rint.adt t Terins atosphee andh hnresoaveD Sretotr ofth Une braving the iordlpopn Swete. Thnsthera tshngd ther. Habrslute beeno pitinnthe matter ca heu andease thatedassed the Senateats forere oneart. - The Wsnohingo Stpproints out that name - Tac hedmat s nwl pracicayte Goma ofes -tion tor teureiny acondo the ppuit cohng oodaite medmentIn sasotyol rpert eitat to aiet up Iaugumoratn inhere Is wlbno eol' fo afrthe namoantion, - a butaecllnt reasones for Imedt on Syttionb and H fote anpteopeary submi snofth cadidentor Prespde bny9 thet elaendmenti beensa apt goyo thHue ast. unlgetss befr hetin lgsAtd this. then ofl tie storin secyr the apngn'rone of eters saryd thre-ouths efrethdb ofshirt tr afer whnext. pran hraendt Ltr .fthe Woat. SFrom the ~Nwor(Ka) We ett f herdeb ink notIal teCression al net bector bofthet nied taesprhegword poe - listy Thiscreas Itshould be. arisa .1 aber Inpl thedemoraticn, u ad a workedsithe tha deora s iveyas of Thrbntigporos in thee onamen.Th eTherecaets wlomiaeGomno lyHngl for the presidency ant hepheit no th go In he rpbia pewl Tiben pee's arty aeo h cof baltnx earunesIIspto t y eiton ndIfe pol' arynsl is paraoneeds d wdmet, and ittidretea sat As ins tke~tQULITY is ~raioun, bu s4I~rarg Ai4 -aents iivoj 6 sedeetg ootwas - i thisstock. s wesr adt ~~n h range of sizeswit be flaid tinasma 1y comprehbts*e. c(itdiaJs.re 41 145 to $A. -are amog ofr most popularstyles for eGR - Pey are delightfullyi comfortable. For street or evening wear-$3 and $3.50. - 4 21y4er&Kidd, Successors to Ioover & Snyder, Pi F reet -K eeptheIiving ro.als snug and warm with Qa WaristWti s Heaters. -Not only the cleanest and safest en no but the most welL All sizes--the best makes. x&in. Gy nder- Heates-.$LZ5 4-col. aiir..$2 6-col. (WRadiators,.. .$4.oo Lagj Ieaters......$.5 5. SMedd & Bro. . nth Street. 1t -Wgge having a: bit ofeal "weathr er- st weather now Ke er trip lI.. I bh e 4ow 7 ~~itFer~ hAw of dohaer.g& tht sone Ne ur . -Ladies' Wrbt Bage.........0c. to 10.00 -Lades' Book.. ....... e. to $15.00 -Iadies' Ca ses.......2e. toO0 -Men's Pocket Books....60. to ~00 4 -Men's Card Cas* ........ to .00 4 -Me.'. Ia .ooks. ........u~ to 0 -4 l,:u's ... .........ec. to .00 -Men's Bo~sBooks....c. to 50 -Men's Y 'Peeket Bok... .to 50 -Mns Case.:... ge 0 -14 eT 'tyle....-1e. to- .0 -.....t.r.............,.$.001r - 00 - -Pebe nietCase.........he, to - Card Cae. .....7e to 0 - S ottas s...-...4...~. t 0 - e Blatt er.-.. . .. t .0 - .. . .. . .. . to 5 --.. ....5; top 50 4 Sam 4 KNEESSI; 42&7th St.e D...a curse a. wee ense undie. s a,it. e~ ures are in -wash~gm not -elm.w ' taneak .m . __They*1 t - row. Chiei __gin, Bibs, et4 __________ at 39e are weir ~third floor. 3 op, Warmth-lyhe - (Unders frbest 'of 35c value Cash 2cmere Wool. Fleeced Cotton and Heavy MaoTr Rs for la dies, men and childremy U un lies. A saving of 10 cents on ever . Six pairs in Chlritiie box at instead of $2.10. Scfor Ladies'O0N'quality Bieck Cashmero Stookings, with gray heels aind N.bes. Oly 50c for best 50 Cashmere Hose, 3 and a splendid Christmas present. Sacques, Kimo 33c 42c (39e value.) (50c value.) The warm and cozy Knit Wc ments. Immense purchases hav will be also found on second floc plenty! What better Christmas a daside, delivered win b aooWalst pleny I hat ette aphr enm to Offer for stret of all-wc at only 4 More Walsts. -o 2.b..t of French Mn button, braid and sik trimmed. All sises, in blaci, cream, red, blue, tan and green. Bargain Suits. S 5.0for w20.0 3an-tale $15.00 cioth Suis Is good news. Especially good because the styles are the very latest and aimes from 84 to 44 are here. The latest acquired and the best bargains of the season. With such Boys" and Girl ___________Gloves at 39c is colors, but it wi morning visito; California Blankets. L $430 pair for ~45 quality All e-wool CJalifornia Blankets Sis the principal .price surprise in this second-floor department. Comfortable Comforts. -for a Comfort that'll make . cainie comfortabie tbe coldest nih na home minus coaL. Try-and Sbe a morning visitoed-hotei proprie Sterm are buying iargeiy The Palati (Read be g~ for any Book on the table at 11th~ street door. AUl are elcoth bound, some are coagbyght o Jwei Cmues. Salve Jars, Puff for 1antaJan W tar a hsns sem- *fos.. io tow",*06"t. - ht, s , 90M but Vy d a.am to b. d * Svisitor swho wio S* to af temapsv h.... pr wds~ - , tbir words,--dofs nase .s .d peasar- In Rzi. y's and Doll's Clo be live baby or the big dolls you'll I pffered of Dresses, Caps, Stockiug etc. Those offered at 5oc are wortl th 5oc to 75c. See contents of "b e a morning visitor and be assured t g Thffigs on Firsi rear and Hosiery Department Barg 49for Women's Warm - and Cd6mforting Black Tights, -pen and closed; knee and ankle lengths, 98c to $2.50 for better and best BAkf Wo Tights. The Palais Aoyat is headquarters for tights. .;cfor Cdren's, and 500 for LadtqO I Worsted Leggin4 Ms to 11o for teiey Cloth Lemn J1.60 to 11.10 for Children's beet and 6e'Lepgimin, white a"d MIack. Vei- sale with Hosiery to ight of G street entrance. nas, Negliges, Go, 59c 79c .(5c value.) ($x value.) ( ol, All-wool Flannel, All-wool Eider filled the- third floor department to o r. :All sizes and all colors in these w resents for those less well off than y hen and where you say. ore Bargain Wal (Some worth $8) re'll be rejoicing, among those who le at the Palais Royal." The um 1-nore $5 to-$8-Silk Waists have t f3.66 for choice. Black and all t t apd evening wear. As great a sur el aawnel, made up in the same big i9c-ffr choice. Long Kimonas. 2 t-sfr the newly fa blAw e long- tirmna., in French Plannel efects; triamed with bresd foMs of allai& notor material. #1.I garments 'tor $10. Bath Robes. $3.69 for -5. Eiderdown Robes eIn rarely good news. What better Christaas present. All simes in red, pink, blue, old re and gray. Note the: .satin binding, the large pocket, silk tassels. etc. Ktit (olf Gloves. Gloves in such demand and so seal 'Best 39c Golf -Gloves at 25c and]I rarely good news. All sizes are i 11 be advisable to be one of tomori -.. Bed Spreads. fi ot a siread taat lokake a mported Marseilles quilt. I' the ,largsit heaviest and most at tractive Spread $1 ever brought you. * Sheets, etc. .sr fu-.l.. -Lockwoor" .Sheatalts les than the sheet laig would -coat you at retail. 12%e ftor Pillow Cases to match Is an equal price surprief.. 4'Royal's Christmi tor and learn of tomu6rrow's Bargain .~Icfor Ladies' and Men's Pure Linen. Fandkerchiefs. wth S5.9#~frP~verMeteand ek sUer 15osree Plaisest aeer hse.a painta r .ea PienAmew nesim ih erd and *=n Detg t.e et ef--wet . Out1: It - w 6id Pre in g and dresig thbm mhes. ind here tonor s, Shoes, Leg up to $I; those rgain tablW on te best bargains. For Tables. in Spots.) 2C for the prettiest Garters in the prettiest glam-top box you'll find in Washington at the price, OWy 49c for the usual 3s Garters with large ribbon bow and fancy-claip. 7t sGse at P.1s e 8u eters, With W.". ,ew, an, sterintg silver bin1es, on which icinta wER be spva ae of exra che2e. Psq mat doe to 0 street entrance. vns, Petticoats. $e $1-So value.) ($1-75 value) down and best of Flannelette Gar erflowing and many tables full armth-giving garments. You have ourself ? Selections made tomor sts. know of "the expected has been secured Se bet colors. _:; st $3 e 99 erSLe sWk aMeto mean. or You asust be a I-raa visitor or not be certain of finn bem. Only fify of thma.-On flow. More Pettcoats. $4.7 for ew sir Skrts i aa . o ther of tomorrowse ris surpriss. Come ety and And black and eau the best colors to select from. Take elevater direct to thh Sobs. And dont forget the Pur.. - -the news of .adies' Best soc iow here in all _______ ow's crowd of TaMe U..ses. 7cfor pretties et 90-tch wie *gana DeMaLk Th lve eot of l---seke isituvites to eeu r ie. . is Bazaar. 52.98 %l~o~mra. psees tIlWe ia..gwe -