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-WASHIRATOX. TIUESDAY . .Nogvber y 10L CROSBY S, NOYSB........... lditor TEI Dfa.* WS3A has a aeguLar am more theam the es mod s4Maa at the other Wahiagten daYMsw A a News and Ad,eaulIng Mdim t hws no compeitor. r72a order to avoid delagu en ameet of personal abseee, letters to TEm STAs should not be addressed to say tavidnal connected with the eMee, but simly to U BTAS, or to the 'dstnsl or Maus ness Departmt, according to tenor or purpose. An Unconsidesed A narican State. The method of creating the inaugural committee has changed materially in the course of years, and the tendency has been to reduce the participation of the people of Washington in this function and to turn it over to national omeals. In the earlier days prominent local citizens, and more es pecially and conspicuously those who were menbers of the victorious party, met and chnse the chairman of the inaugural com mittee. Then, rivalries and friction arising, the national campaign committee became a uort of arbiter. Later for several adminis trations and as late as 1f00 the chairmjn of the national committee of the winning par ty has held consultations with leading Washington citizens of his own political faith and has chosen from among them the Inaugural chairman, the latter imparting to his committee a non-partisan or bi-par tisan aspect by giving minority representa tion upon it to citisens of the defeated po litical party. Today the tendency noted has so developed that the chairman of the national committee, without consultation with Distrlct reputblicahs and regardless of the political rrutatipn or status of the man selected, makes personal choice of a chairman acceptable to hboaelf and to the President-elect. The process of ignoring and eliminating local political sentiment as a factor in the equation to apparently com plete; and the -national-coarol has become absolute. Along still anothet line conditions have beea shaping ttiemslves ,;which tend to drive Washingtotaans from responsibility for control and management of the inau gural function. The inaugural celebration is now so elaborate and expensive, costing over $50.000 outside of the expense to in dividuals, that the so-called inaugural ball has come to be a necessity for meeting this eost. The pension building has been used for a number of inaugural balls and is well adapted to the purpose. A bond is *now required from the inaugural committee to restore the building if damaged as a re sult of the inaugural proceedings, so that its destruction by fire during that period would mean financial disaster for the com mittpe. rA 11'02 Congress prohibited the use of the pension building for Inaugural pur poses except with its consent. Thus tne citizens . cannot satisfactorily Inaugurate without the ball; for the ball the pension building is apparently essential, and Con gress has so far as it can bind future Con gresses forbidden the use of that building. The bond requirement makes the fInancial position of the Inaugural committeeman dangerous; the prohibitive legislation revo lutionises inaugural methods and makes his financial position absolutely untenable. The effect of both the tendencies noted is to point distinctly to the prospect that future inaugurals will be in direct charge of the ational campaign committee of the successful party. Under the prohibitive law citizens could not be certain of securing from successive Congresses consent to the use of the pension building or other public struitr, or the approaches. to any such building. They would be almost certain not to get such consent. If Congress was controlled by the poaltical party opposed to the incoming President. The national com mittee, If no public building could be ob tained from Congress for the ball, would meet the expense from campaign funds. This committee would not-only manage the election but the inauguration of the new President. These suggestions of trouble have no ap plication to the present Inauguration. Since Theodore Roosevelt concededly nominated himself, managed his- own campaign and elected himself, the people almost unani mously consenting, why, it may reasonably be asked, should he not also inaugurate himself, overturning all the precedents in the selection of a chairman, and securing easily from an overwhelmingly Roose veltian Congress all the legislation which is necessary to provide a suitable building for the bali-reception, and to make the occa sion in all respects a grand success? With this radical change in the future in stallations of President a unique and hon orabie -District offce would be abolished that of Inaugural chairman. His duties consist of three months of arduous, re I,ponfsible work, accompanied -by a super abundance of disagreeable friction and harsh criticism. His rewards have been the ,approval of bis own conscience, a set of silver plate from hi associates ou the conmittee, and since be haa- heretofore in variably been selected as a representa4ve ren~ublican or democrat of the District In necerdance with the resuit of the political battie, lhe has gained from the appointment local partisan prestige, he has basiked In the radiance of the incoming executive, he has er,joyed at least the opportunity of securing the ear and favor of the new President as a leading representative of District republi canism or democracy. The removal of the inaugural chairman ship from the list of topics upon which it is necessary to consult citizens of Washing ton and the future conversion of this chair manshiip from a local into a national office are in harmony with the general process of nat innal anid partisan absorption of local positions of which the District has had painfi experience. Years ago, and again not so many years ago, the Washington post.master was a Washingtonian, chosen after c'onsultation with Washingtonians; now the people of the capital have nothing to say about the postmastership; the de clsive' word comes fren the senator from New York, or from some other senator it he can wrest the patronage from its present poissa.sor. Years ago the recorder of deeds, a purely local offirial, was a Washingto nilan. se'lected after consultation with Wash inzgtonians: now the office has been elimi nauted etirely from the list of local mcon cerns anmd has been lowered into a political partisant reward for services rendered by co,lored politician, in the states. And so ou trough the list, with this one assigned, to the, .Irand Army, and that one to a M~aryland senator, and the otber to a Mans sichjusetta senator, the District by a pre rarious tenure retaining only the commie stonerships, in respect to which the lawr *furrjishes specific protection. But even dur lng this process of absorbng the iocaj offices republican Presidents from Lincoln to McKinley have shown outward conside a tion for local sentistent. They have rue ognised that through the power to reeom mend legislation to Comges and through the veto power the President is in 61oct an Important pert of the Congress to which the Constitution entrusts the famotUs. of exclusive legislation foer the District. As ('ongrees is to the Waang nsa t only 4 ongress, the national iugIatnre, bet state legislature, and alderamen end emne councils, so the President is to the Uh ingtonian not only PmaesM*t but eweense eesaive republican Preda=te have -e61t his omn way siessf a Moa" sM tholg interest in the cnemrpa=ly petty lsel colcerna, have not dsadned to gte atelk tire hearing to petitions, praestt or ,ther spresions of community eplasn. ad" have often cxited to the White eouse for consultation oancang- Distdct edees er other local affairs representative ctiss all to the end that the wihes of the "om munity might tie ascertained and earedll considered, even if they could not be grate ed. Now even these courteous concessloas to the sensitiveness of the unrepreseted have been apparently curtailed or witb drawn. In proportion as the District has increased in popuiation and resources, in phydeal and Intellectual development, until it ex ceeds one or two of the states, in the same proportion it seems to have grown-more and more negligible as a political entity, its claims to consideration and a hearing in respect to its own'affairs have been more and more contemptuously Ignored, and local oftices, about appolptments to which even the territories are consulted and to which on every principle of equity the local com munity is entitled, have been by a species of political high*ay robbery seized, appro priated and convehtd to low partissa uses by national politicians, or have been tossed to personal favorites in gratification of the whims of the appointing power. ". Both the national and local welfara may demand that this American state of 3000,0 people shall not enjoy the self-goserning privileges of a state of the Union.-But zo. administration of the District affairs on ha tional lines is wise, just or defensible which does not take into account its peculiar un represented condition and which does not seek to ascertain by indirect means and to enforce that public sentiient concerning its officials and government, which in the ordi nary American community is expressed at the polls. Congresdonal Bepresentatiop. The opponents of a just and constitutional representation in Congress cannot hope to make any headway by misrepresenting matters. It is a question of the highest im portance. about which, the peoile are at last concerned, and we are on the eve of a. thorough discassion of it. , Mere blather, then, and wild-eyed ap?eals to 1ade preju dice w"l avail natMn We were told last spring tb,t the republi can national convention would not take up 'the subject; that -the party leaders were all opposed to it; that, at best, It represent ed nothing but the nebulous notions of a few cranks who had adopted it as a means of self-advertisement. It was true that the movement had made its way slowly and against many difficulties, but it was- now to be reckoned with, and, brought face to face with it, the republican leaders gave it their approval. The expression in the Chi cago platform was Straightforward and em phatic. We are now told that the deliverance was a campaign trick; that, in some fashion, the matter will be dropped-; that, while there may be a little discussion of it, the main object will be to save the party's face, and that nothing of a -practical nature will come of it. This, as one may see, is a pretty severe arraignment of the republican party, and marks the path of sure damna tion if the party by Its action makes it good. Trifling with such a 'ubject, after pledging relief and securing tens of thou sands of votes on the pledge, would be an act of both folly and perfidy. It Is silly or dishonest to describe this movement as an effort to put the bottom on top in the south; to recall and re-estab lish the embarrassments and outrages of the reconstruction period; to surround the polls with armed troops, and, if necessary, to open the boxes by force to the _lballots of Tom. Dick and Harry. No such result is meditated, of. is possible frodi tieinove ment. First thing of all is the ascertain ment by official- inquiry. of the ful. effect of the notorious! nufiation'of the four teenti and fiftenth 'amendmients- to' the Constittition. by which the south, in 'Con gress and in the electoral college, is ex ercising a power beyond her just deserts. When the facts' are established and have been well digested, the question of rem edy, so that all sections and all men may benefit, will come up% and the remedy pro vided in the Constitution will, of course, receive first consideration. There will probably be some tall talk in Congress on both sides ..But. dall talk, for tunately for the country, will neither ad vance nor retard legislation demanded by a just sense of proportion, and a just treat ment of all who are worthy of citizenship. Opera, The opera season in New York opened brilliantly last night, and the big town is delighted. Mr. Conreid has In his company mrany of the greatest of the world's great sir.gers, and has them housed where their superb voice. are heard to the greates't ad vartage. Such a ltxury comes high, but biew York demands it and is able to In dulge herself. The season there is for fifteen weeks, and then begins a limited road tour. Last season Washington's pert of the treat was ,three nights and a mat! nee. Why should not this. be increased next -spring to a Tull week, or event two? There Is #mple patronage here for a stay of that length, and seversl houses well equipped for that form of entertainwpt. If our amusement season is d,fcieat in anything it Is in the lipe of- opera, -prop erly so-called Light opera-the real thing -has all but disappehred, antd 'WEr are much too limited In the matter of grand opera. Governor La Follette's refusal to discuss the senatorial situation 'In Wisconsin would be welcome to a number of people if It could be construed as an assurance that he does not -Intend to do anything, about It.' General Stoessel Is not as much interested in the announceaments of various military men as to where they will eat their Christ mas dinner as he is In the question whethaer2 there is to be any Christmas dinner where he i. France is willing to take a chance In presenting a legion of honor decoration in this country without waiting for Russia's indorsement -of the enterprise. Mr. Root has not been persuaded to ad mit that he made any mistake In being In different to the nomination for governor of New York. Mr. Tom Lawson is still recognized as the champion pessimist. Dryan as MIy Mird. It is the early bird that catches the worm, but Mr. Bryan, although something ot a bird, should not copy the leathered tribe too closely. He Is moig witha too great expedition in the matter of 19IS. - Neither he nor any other demys,rat bas baa tme sueciet to appraise the results of the Par ker' defeat. The agores are large and an precedated and cal -for the most eawedeL and thereugh eaamtne by egpeets g. fore their lamon ca be read with pet as respeets the future. They are gaemesgb em their thee. They *ow thet th psgple took asstoek ia the grpeaem e o a out a gited perty demated with amy esa inernt permarmaaee and $nta asebea ties e faetions hoead toehe ty a roipe et mad. This mueh anne='= to he a ans the esafedeatem. bet e w@kis. su- hasa tsase;t s ~ wUvbama aa a. for the 4eed ua - s e da i s sam> .eweton of the epwm.en tb thnewt + Vaig he was Mia *fhhis to eSa state h 'te Paet -*t d ls ei show bl.b4 t1e 01t, r Ia M ~ Delawar+e, but were forced .f .eh ?ll itinerary to a arfw iP l ihe middle .tates andthawdet. - Can a cwes whoh woud t e lin'P' Mr. Bryaafrm this thraed be-ttepted if the neat fae yeasMT That hi the '111 He is a vety hard m to handle. "The times have been that, when thi brains were out, the man would die au there an end. The times have been that when a pdifUl leader had had his try and fU ha A* place to another. Seymour retired efti 1868, Tilden after 187 and HaneCk aftO 1IM But here is a man who holds on; who insists on coming again and again tc the scratch; who refuses to acknowledgl defeat; who Insists that the trick shnl be turned in his way, or not at all, and wht believes that, ultimately, it will be turnd In his way. What is to be done with him? Never -mind about the - old man of the sea. The democracy's -problem" is this youn man of the land. Is his the tbigle grip1 Or, if he can be shaken of, how is it to be done, and how -soon? There are New Yorkers who object to the advertisements in the subway. It Is rathe annoying for a'man who Is in a hurry t get to business to have his thoughts di tracted by frivolous dissertations on corseti and chewing gum. President Castto does not hesitate to dz pel a newspaper man from the country, The kaiser's mollified ideas on the subjeol of less majeste do not appeal to him. So long as Mrs. Maybrick's literary pro ductions are in demand by the magasine editors there is not much reason for her ti desire to lecture. Miss Nan Patterson must not be held re sponsible for the display of morbid interesl by the crowds who haunt the court room. Coloaiba still t: .the poselb4lty o its wounded feelings being soothed by pe cunlary ointment. Chicago's assertion that its spbway is .t be bigger than that of New York was on13 to be expected. Mr. Bryan is still convinced that the troubles of his party are due to outsidi Interference. SHOOTING STAEk His Impression. "What do you think of this idea of vot: Ing by machine?" ,'Well," answered Farmer Corntossel,. understand that politics is run by machine up to that point. I don't see any reasor for stopping." "A burnt chile dreads de fire." said Un le Eben, "but do man dat done los' him money on a hoes race goes aroun' lookin fob another tip." A Silent Success. Men thought that he was made of stuff Superior: to our clay Because he didn't talk enough To give himself away. Discretion. . "You never laugh at young Mr. Blissin'i jokes." "No," answered Miss ;Cayenne. , "I likc Mr. Blissins.s I am. af*id he will get ti trying to. be clever every time: he meeti me, and become a ulisne' A Significant Circumstance. "Do the same -eople: go to the races-ma after year?" "No. The same bookmakers keep com ing right along. But the people who bel keep changing." A Method. When I used to go to school-that wam long ago. There was a most annoying boy that al ways seemed to know What the answer was, whate'er the ques tion chanced to be. Never got confused and scared and worried same as me. Whene'er the class was catechised, he worn a smile most bland And beat us all, he was so quick at holding up his hand. And when the teacher called on him, his memory might balk, But none the less he went ahead and made -a little talk. The teacher -always helped him out, and never called his bluff. The Interest he showed was such she couldn't use him rough And many a man grows powerful an famous in the land By being quick to take the lead, and hold - lng up. his hand. The Opera Fran the New Yerk Herald. The opera season of- 19044 promises tc reach a higher artistic plane. than ever Thte Is no doubt of this,. for the fashion abis modlstas say they bate urore di'4r from their socdety patrons for siperb gowns than they received in any previous yeai and. that the box tiers will i unusualla brilliant this winter. As to what will be the greatest operatic performance of ths season there .is a difference of opinion. Il seems to be an even chioice between silk and satin, but rose moire and pailletted chiffor cut on the bias, with three rows of inser tion pinned on the sleeve and four tacks of airtte, hand-embroidered In flounces and hel in place by the tulle Toil of the brid.'N shower bouquet, a gift from the bridgro seems to have the calL. This mynot be an absolutely correct description, bt fros a hasty glance at the fas=ion columns and the opera notes of the day one gets an Ideu that something like this wilt be the greatest operatId performance this season at the 'Metropolitan. "How should one dress In a bog?" That is easy; In almost any way that se beyond one's means and in any color that will j.kll the costume in the next legs,. A womaa who can accomplsh that doule. play should go home happy". -Egn and Peau Fromt Warper's -Weekly. Sundry scientific gentlemen have ansJysed the subwa* and discovered It to be serious ly lakng in oxygen, We are their d6btor. Will they add to our obeigan by disalom ing how fdr the dancisecy of oxygen is re. paired by the aroma of peanuts which pre vaila so profusely In the subway cars ii the houra when our eltisns ride for pleasure? Waste rg . Famm the Mstemy Adstuser. A fool at figures bas eiphered out that 21 a girt chews gums aD the tien her u0m Jaw travels ever 100 Ue a year. stew1 the fellow wilt let us know4s now 2ma horsepewer' a )oemg mn egpendeasob ygn macMng' a cigarette we shall ameniudt timi there Is ...e.es.ing in tatiss. ande Pumpd le that 1arlaIeytm prod# Inge.. ~t hehget grd tICab?n .1 thsedvilrtMI: that our bka a b o ?ta ous for Thig btlest grade bakery goods in. the WrlM Mk: produced het" gga met9 iyothesAeri canfe ay st y;t,h year. rrit-cakes, . i. A ECh_ocotates and Bonbons, tao conicton* bat are r1ght d 0s ame standard of purity, high'iideiess and deticiousnass t h a t marks the baked goods. our popular prlce, 47?. Reeves,12o9F5t. Handsome Clock With Figure, 7.75 Vea' ao uiat wfll win fam with you. A bandson Imitation Marble Cloc with a pretty flgare,. oniy $.3. Has eatbedn gong. trike.s o.r and ha hour. A. 0. Hiuttedy rtb;*tn . 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