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THE EVENING TIMES? WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1895.
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The Washing too Times Company.
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-WASHINGTON. D. C, OCTOBER 2. 1835.
Sulrscrlhor to "Tlio Time will
confer n favor by promptly reporting
iiy discourtesy of collectors, or neg
lect of duty ou tlie rmrt ot currlorx.
Complaints ultber by mall or tn pui
eou will receive prompt attention.
Tlio ilorulns Edition Hiiould lie de
livered to ull parts of tlio city liy U::iU
o'clock it. in., including Siim'ay. 'JTie
livening Edition nliould be In tlio
liuuils of kubkcrlberM not later tbuo
6U1U p. ui.
STAIt STILL LOSIXG.
Times Sieudily GiilninK Circulation.
Can't Fool the l'ulilie.
Notwithstanding the liberal distribution
of 8.-nnHo copies by the Star List week Its
circulation fell ofr 1,414. Week beforo
last Its aggregate circulation was 170,477,
and according to its statement published
Saturday Its circulation was only 1C!I,0C3.
TIic bona fide circulation of Tlio Times
last week was 210,025, which wab 40,902
copies Jn excess of the Star and a gain nf
2,b00 over The Times' circulation of the
previous week.
Insinuations and Inuendos will not change
figures or facts. An examination of TJie
Times' circulation books will show that it
Iihh by several thousands the largest daily
and Sunday circulation in the city. and that
every copy goes to bona fide readers and
pjrehascrs.
The Times compelled the Star to with draw
oueof its misleading statements in regard to
circulation and will in time causcit to cease
polishing certain others.
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I soltiimlv swear that the above w a. ccr
rect statement or the dally circulation of
TIIK WASHINGTON TlMi'.S for the week
ending September 29. Ih9."i, and that all
the copies w-re actually sold or mailed
for a vnluableconslderallon and ilcliien-d
to bona fide purchasers or sulii-criliers;
alao, that rone or them were returned or
remain in the nftire undelivered.
J. MILTON V0U.VI5, Cashier.
8ubscnbsJ and sworn to before me this
80111 day of September. A. II. 1865.
Ernest a. Thompson,
Notary Public
TTIC COXT11ACT FOH CADETS' UNT
FOI1MS. Just one year ago ex-Trustee Boiccn pro
posed to the board of school trustees
that, if possible, the uniforms for the
High School Cadets should be contracted
for and made In Washington. The prop
osition riccived the adverse vote of every
member present, except himself, with
some sarcastic remarks thrown in.
At the meeting of the Ixiard last Tuesday
the same motion, by Mr. Bowen's suc
cessor, received the unanimous approval
of the members, showing that school
trustees can learn as well as teach.
It the clothing manufacturers of Balti
more can ULderbid those of Washington it
Is solely liecause Baltimore is notoriously
the place where the clothing Industry
thrives by the employment of women and
children at starvation wages in disease
breeding sweat-shops. Every unlfrom
furnished to Uic cadets In recent years was
a symbol of oppression and a menace to
It wearer's health.
There aro some six hundred uniforms to
be furnished, and the price will average
about $15. The expenditure of $9,000
among the working jieople and merchants
or our own city is well worth securing.
In the stress of last winter's jioverty such
an addition to the resources of the cliarity
organizations would liave given vast sat
isfaction. TIfere are three advantages to be derived
from tlie adoption of Trusteee Harries'
proposition.
First, the Washington manufacturer
will make a profit.
Second, the working people will secure
Sic employment.
Third, the uniforms can lie made under
good sanitary conditions with proper su
pervision. It will be useless, however, to contract
for uniforms with a Washington manu
facturer unless the agreement provides
that the work shall be done in this city by
Washington labor. Without this condition
the contractor will almost certainly send
. tliework away to be done in the Baltimore
BWeat-shops, thus securing only the first
or the above mentioned advantages, the
one of the least importance, and which,
Ktandlrg alone. Is not worth striving for.
Thire Is no good reason why the patrons
ot the High ScJiool should pay a Wash
ington contractor a profit of two or three
thousand dollars for standing between
them and the Baltimore sweaters. There
are many sound reasons why they should
pay a tririlng Increase In the price of uni
forms, if hicessary, to cause the money
to go into the hands of the wage-earners
uf their own city, and to protect their chil
dren from the contagions Ihat breed in
Mie garrets and cellars of Baltimore tene
ments whero clothing is made.
Let it be a Washington contract, but
Washington all the way through.
SPAIN IN HAD LUCK.
The loss yesterday of the Spanish cruiser
Cristobal Colon, following so suddenly
upon the wreck of the cruiser Barcaslequi
a few days ago, will lead those who be
lieve to providential Interference to the
conviction that the power which rules the
destinies of nations is on the side of the
Cubans.
In the present depleted condition of the
Spanish treasury, and with only a weak
navy at best, such losses must fall hard
upon the government which is struggling
so hard tn maintain its domination over the
country from which ft derives its chief
le venue.
The two cruisers were lost at almost
the same spot. It is asserted that the
Harcastcqul was not sunk in collision with
a small coast vessel, but by a torpedo.
The Colon Js reported to hare been lost
In a storm, but the weather reports do not
indicate the presence of high winds at the
place where and the time when the dis
aster occurred. It Js almost beyond be
lief that Hie Barcastequl could have been
so crushed as to sink immediately, with
a loss of an admiral and forty-two of the
crew, by a tniall coaster which was itself
lot injured.
There is good ground for licllcf that the
real cause of the loss of tuce cruisers
has been concealed, and that the Insurgents
are In some way responsible forthem.
RADICAL I' THE EXTREME.
The action o'f the 8ouln Carolina con
stitutional convention regarding divorces
in that Stale again emphasizes the neces
sity for some action lending to secure
uniformity in the marriage and divorce
laws of the country. True to tradition,
the convention has refused to grant di
vorces in the State, or to recognize the
validity of divorces granted elsewhere.
By this radical course South Carolina sets
at naught the legislation of all other
suites und Territories iu the matter of di
vorces. A man or a woman divorced In
another State may not marry again in
South Carolina, though he or she. is as
free from the bonds of malrlmouy as if
never married. Whether such legisla
tion is in the line of good public policy,
or conducive to morality, is open to grave
doubt.
It is almost criminal to place upon the
statute book such marriage and divorce
lawsasobtalnlnsomeoftheWestcrnStatcs.
They put a premium on the severing of the
marital tie, and are Immoral In their ten
dency. On the other hand, however, the
severity of the South Carolina legislation
Is as perilous as Is the looseness of the
Western method, and both are to be equally
deplored.
If any way could be found to the enact
ment by Congress of a uniform marriage
inddivoreolaw, Itwouldbea consummation
devoutly to be wished. If, liowever, that
be not possible, there ought to besuch Joint
action on the part of the several Statesand
Territories as would remedy a state of
affairs that Is little short of disgraceful.
TTAItRISON STILL. IX IT.
Ex-President Harrison's fritnds deny
with cmpharU that that gentleman has In
any manner cuggested that he will not ier
inlt the use of his name as a candidate for
the Republican nomination for rref.idcnt
next j ear.
The denial was in no way necessary.
Persons having such relations toward his
arty and the country as those of the emi
nent ex-Prefident do not lightly and ol
iinlarily thruft themselves out of a race
in which they hold the pole.
Mr. Harrison has been kecpirg himself
very much in evidence for tome lime. He
lias flsl.rd a good deal an occupation
which Eccms to be a sort of mascot with
Presidents and those who wish to be Presi
dents. His natural advantages due to section
ard Euccessful experience arc In his favor.
It Is a fact well l.nown to everyone that
lie ard his fnenils believe he holds the key
to the rlluatlon. They argue that Morion
Is tco rich; that Reed Is tco far away In
the northeast comer of nowhere; that
McKinley's ultra radical view sen the tariff
are not now popular; Ihat Allifon has not
impressed himself upon the country; that
Lincoln Is too timid, obscure, and cold,
and so on.
Tl.ere Is something in every one of these
arguments and though they may not rep
resent the final Judgment they are uu
toubtrdty or tufficient force to keep ex
President Harrison In the race for the
Presidency.
DIVORCE IN A CONSTITUTION".
It was quite logical, perhaps, for ihe con
stitutional convention of South Carolina
topraitiually re-enact the former provision
of the fundamental law treating of divorce.
Thnt was the easiest way to get rid of a
vexing question. It would have been re
freshing, liowever, to have had a morethor
ough discussion of the problem and to have
witnessed some attempt on the part of the
Solons of the old South State to throw new
light upon it.
Divorce laws are as varied In the United
States as the sentiment of the States Is va
ried. The older governments cling in most
cases to tlie most ri;ld of the old laws, and
liberality of permission for legal separation
of husbands and wives who do not live to
gether agreeably seems to grow with the
broadening path of the empire as it takes
Its way westward.
These varied and conflicting laws, nnd
thefailurc of the South Carolina convention
to discuss any other than the old method of
refusing all sanction to divorce, arc strong
argumeutstliat the NationalCongress should
take up the matter and submit to the people
of the States an amendment to the Consti
tution making divorce procedure uniform In
all the States and Territories.
The absrvrfity of prohibiting divorce in
South Carolina and other States, while the
disagreeing couples can blc themselves to
Oklahoma and untie the marriage knot In
a few days, is apparent, and should notob
tainunder any government professing to be
civilized and enlightened.
Merely a Few Ghosts.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buchwold and then
two daughters, of Cleveland, are reported
as all turned craz'y by ttseir belief in spirits.
The Etory goes that Jim Holly, a farm
hand near Hamilton, Ohio, i860 bothered by
spirits, which lift up his bed and bang him
around, that be is worrying himself lean.
Spooks are living In a deserted cooper
shop in Argentum, Ky., and have already
scared one woman Into a dead faint, while
a man. in running away from them, dislo
cated bis shoulder.
There's said to be a ghost In the Jail in
St. Joseph, Mo., which the inmates recog
nize as the spook ota hanged murderer.
Borne doubt is cast upon the genuineness
of the white-robed female ghost or Port
land by the fact that Che is convicted upon
circunlCtantial evidence of chewing tobacco
and eating peanuts.
Ln rc-tite Bonne.
"La petite bonne" of Paris has the dls'
tinetion of being the only servant In the
world who does not betray her servitude
ln the care of her person. She cultivates
her bands, manicures bcr noils and arranges
her hair In the roost becoming and coquet
tish style. She walks with the undulating
grace of tlie bayadere, affects every new
caprice of coiffure and carriage, knows
every Parisian fad by heart and keeps the
run of the fashions with the same accuraoy
as the society woman who Is bent upon
capturing the marquis. She takes the ut
most care of her teeth, which are, curiously,
always small, white and beautifully even,
ami rnltJvAb-fl the nrt-ltlesf. nmllf in thn I
world ln order to display those -tustcntae
litUepearls set in tliclr bed of sblnJne coraL 1
Points About Pilgrims.
At the Raleigh among the latest arrivals
are KeV. Martin P. Neville, of Notre Dams
Academy, Dayton, Ohio; Archbishop Will
iam H. Elder, of Cincinnati; Mr. A. Manger,
of Galreston, Tex.; Mr. J. II. Meddaugb,
of Indianapolis; and Rev. Charles S. Kem
per, of the National Military Home, Day
ton, Ohio.
-Mr. A. Clements and wife, of Philadel
phia; Mr. P. A. Tlcham, of Chicago; Mr.
A. E. Kennelly, ot Philadelphia; and Mr.
George W. Floyd and Mre. Alfred de Cas
tro, of New York, are at the Arlington.
Mr. John J. O'Neil, of Brooklyn, and Mr.
Woodvllle Flcrnmlng, of New York, are
guests at the Normandle.
Three New Yorkers, Messrs. H. T.
Greenle, Max Blelnan and George W. M.
Wheeler, and Mr. Malcome W. Bryan, of
Norfolk. Va.; Mr. O. H. Manning, of Chi
cago. Mr. J. T. Foley, ot St. Louis, and W.
M. H. Turubull, ot England, are among the
Shorcbam's guests.
The list of the Ebbltt's latest arrivals In
cludes the following persons: Mr. E. 8.
Henry and wire. Mr. John Murphy. Mr.
John Chandle and MIes Fanny Chandle, of
Taunton. Maes.; Mr. II. V. Lancaster, of
Louisville, and F. Dcmesmay.
Mr. William M. Cummer, of Cleveland;
Mr. Fred W. Bene, of New Bedford, Mass.;
Mr. T. J. Mrdllle. Jr., of Rock Irtand. 111.;
Mr. nnd Mm. W. F. Greene and Mrs. 8. J,
nurfce, of Pawtucket, R. I., are at Wll
lard'a. Among the guests ot the Rigcs arc Mr.
Thomnn McGowen. of Harrisburg, Js.;
Mr. J. P. Havl, of Topeka, Kans.: Mr.
Edward Kimball, of New York; Mr. W. D.
Holt, of Holt, Ky., and Frank McGerry, of
Brooklyn.
Nothing if Not Personal.
M. W. ralnc,-thc late Iowa millionaire,
owned land In every State In the Union ex
cept one.
Dr. Ellas Leounrot, a country physician
of Finland, has been called the "Christo
pher Columbus of Finnish poetry." The
doctor has written one or two epic poems
celebrating the early history of the country.
According to Chier Kama, the Bcchuanas
do not believe that Queen Vlctoriaisllvlng.
They hae mixed up what the missionaries
have told them, awl "think that the Queen
Is like God and the Prince of Wales like
Jesus Christ."
King Milan Is believed to have left Bel
grade for good. More than a hundred
trunks were required to pack his belong
ings. His apartments In the palace have
been dismantled and are now in the hands
of painters and decorators to be made fit
for joiingKingAlexander'soccupation. He
has even taken away most of ills famous
stock of Negotin and Tokay wines, the
finest, it is believed, In Europe.
Ibsen's works are to furnish opera libret
tos. A beginning has been made with the
"Banquet at Solhang," written forty years
ago for Ole Hull's theater at Berlin, which
has been set to music by a German com
poser and will be brought out this fall
at Mainz.
Nathan Straus, the New York philan
thropist, "Who has sold sterilized milk to
the poor of New York for a number of
summers, declares he will not continue In
the milk business. His employes drank
the cream off the milk, which, of course,
reduced the quality of the milk, ami In
consequence the authorities were conr
pelled to takeMr. Straus to task.
Small Chunks Industria 1-
At a recent sale In England a 0.19-acrc
farm brought $28,500. Four years ago It
was mortgaged for $70,000.
Pli-dmnnt, S C, Is a town of 3.000 In
habitants without a drunkard, a mayor, a
"saloon, a court, a gambling di-n, police
man, judge or constable. It is owned and
run by a inanufauuriiig company, and no
one who neeiN theservicedalluded to above
can live then".
Krapp, the cannon king, has set aside 1,
OOO.omi marks as a fund Tor the benefit of
his i'inplois. In addition to this he gave
on Sedan day lOil marks to caih or Ihe
1,020 veterans or the war or 1870 working
for him.
The largest plate girder In the United
States was placed In position on the new
illy bridge in Philadelphia recently It
weighs more than 100,000 pounds, is 122
feel 10 1-2 Inches long nnd 10 1-2 feet deep.
London's water Is supplied by private
companies from the Thames, and Is bad.
She proposes to spend $100,000,000 to
bring pure water 150 and 176 miles from
the head waters of the Usk, the Wye and
the Towy.
Minneapolis street cleaners return to first
principles nnd take up litter on asphalted
st rifts with a broom and dustpan, the
later on wheels.
A Washington Market, New York, butch
er is known as "The Sweetbread King," and
does the largest business of that edible
delicacy of any man In the country, his an
nual sales being about 200,000 pairs.
Try to Laugh.
Tenderfoot You have a salubrious cli
mate here, I believe?
Woollywest Tol'able, for some folks.
Tenderfoot What are the most frequent
causes of death according to statistics?
Woolywest W'al, six-shooters, I reck
on. Little knlfin' and some Winchesters,
but they ain't nnthln' after all that gits
around the six-shooter In a pinch. Chicago
Times-Herald.
The maiden sobbed wildly, as she bowed
her head over the family Bible. "My days
are numbered," she cried.
When her passion had spent itself she
looked at the page once more.
"There It is in indelible ink; it Is recorded
that I was born in 1859."
Once more her sorrow overcame her.
Truth.
Little Miss Mngg (proudly) My papa Is
goin' to buy me a bicycle.
Little Miss Freckles (loftily) I'vo had
one for a year.
Little Miss Mugg (disdainfully) Huhl I
wouldn't be seen ridin' a last year's bicycle.
Exchange.
He It you love me, vrhydid you first re
fuse me?
She I wanted to see what yon would do.
He But I might have rushed off without
waiting for nn explanation.
She I had the door locked. Pearson's
Weekly.
Master (to new servant) Why do yon al
ways ring that small bell Immediately after
ringing the regular dinner bell?
New Servant That's to call the children,
sir. Pearson's.
"Papa, I've got some mending for yon to
do. My roller skates are broken."
"Well, put them away till morning. It's
too late to mend anything now."
"Why, you said this morning that It was
never too late to mend." Philadelphia
Times.
Till. Mornlnir. Evenlnfr nnif StitMfav
T'?! d?,AT;?rtl .to J.our '""lBe cost
" Vonttt. """ " "" ' r " C0W"
GOOD TIUES IRE CONIIG
Drudgery m Life Will Soon Bs Overcome
'Byicmsn IotodUol
Steam and Electricity Will Be Ap
plied to Everything and Mankind
May Rest Upon His Laurels.
(New York Sun.)
A. Western philosopher prophesies that
the time Is rapidly upproa-hing when men
will be relieved from all arduous labor by
new applications of the Inanimate forces
of nature, and more especially elec
tricity, which will bo put at our sen-ice
through discovery and invention. Twenty
years from now, he says, there will be no
more bard manual labor ln civilization.
The present tendency, unquestionably,
looks Uiat way, even If the end he foresees
Is not reached in so sho.. a time as he
fancies. Steam and electricity liavealready
taken off the shoulders ot men many of the
heaviest burdens once borne by them. They
have replaced human strength in lifting
building materials, in loading ships, in
agricultural operations, and In many other
fields where formerly It was put to Its
severest strain.
They have also largely superseded the
power of horses, and thus those animals,
so long associated with man In the heaviest
work of tlie world, are sharing with him
the relief afforded by the use ot these In
animate agencies. And jet the millennium
lias not made its apiiearance.
Another advantage enjoyed by this gen
eration will be increased and extended in
equal measure during the next feWyears.J
The Tribune refers to a report that prepara
tions arc making to put on the market next
year a large supply of bicycles at greatly
reduced prices.
It Is presumable that before many years
their cost will decline like that of Ihe sew
ing machine, and that of clockc mid watches,
until It Is brought within the means or al
most everybody. The rich man, with the
fleetest horses and the grandest equippage,
will have no advantage over the lioor man
ln possessing the means of traveling rap
Idly over the reads.
Both ot them will have their own private
vehicles, and each can ride when he is so
inclined. Invention and competition, be
Eides reducing, the cost of the bicycle, will
provide for its propulsion by other motors
than muscular strength, so that the rider
will enjot luxurious ease at a tririlng ex
pense ot mohey.
The bur,dcis men carried on their shoul
ders or ill tbelr bands they can transport
with the Aid of machinery, and they can
extend greatly the-area within which It is
iwtsible for them to pursue their activities.
The nursery rhyme talks of the time when
beggars will' ride, and verily that day Is
approaching.
The application of electricity to public
transportation will largely reduce its cost
to those who provide It and those who use
IU The running expeive of all machinery
will be decreased greatly, so thut It will
be made "available for multitudes of private
uecs. for, which the muscles of man and
brute arc now employed.
The main partof thedrudgery of civiliza
tion will lie done by the forces of nature
harnessed for human asslstame. and the ex
emption from, exhausting physical nature
once enjoyed by the few only, will be
shared by all.
As It is. under the present progress of sci
ence and mechanics, the poor man has ease
ami luxuries formerly denied to even the
richest and thegrandest.
The markctsof the humblest nnd mnt
crowded districts now supply In abundance
fruits and meals which not many cars ago
were rarely obtalnableeveu by themost pros
perous; and as the cost of production and
transportation decreases, thcc will lie stdl
further multiplied and brought within the
means of ibe people universally.
Perhaps the dream ot the socialist of a
time when all the material b!estags of life
shall lie extended so that t hey can l shared
by nil In their fullnos. may yet be realized;
but the fulfillment will lie brought about
by the very means socialism would destroy:
By capital, competition and ttie Impulse
which seeks for individual superiority.
It will not come from the average ability
ot the mass, but the superior ability of the
few. whence has come thegeneral advance
ment of mankind in all ages. It willjiot
come from checking individual faculties,
so as not lo best your mates, according to
the lalor union principle, but from the
eager striving lo best your mates, aud to get
to the top, no matter If others cannot
attain the height until you havehnwn them
how. and have given the means of rising
to the summilof advantage.
And. after all, misery, sickness, poverty
and the efTecls of stupidity and vice will
remain in the world.
By Long Distance Telephone
There arc many English aristocrats
who stand in sore need of wealthy wives.
Last week a son of the late Duke of Kox
burghe appeared before" the bankruptcy
court for tlie fourth time. The Earl of
Aucaster Is selling his WeKh estate In
small lots. "Viscount Hill lias been obliged
to sell his family heirlooms to meet the
demands of creditors. There Is nothing
left certain blue-blooded Englishmen to do
but to make a pilgrimage to America.
La Grande Trappe, the parent of all
Trapplst .monasteries, was lately thrown
open to women for the first time in Its his
tory, on the occasion of the consecration
of its new church by tlie Bishop of Scez."
Lord Lonsdale had occasion to telegraph
to the Emperor of Germany, and the
messageJVas written out to "Ills Impe
rial Majesty, the Emperor of Germany,
Potsdam." To Lord Lonsdale's amaze
ment, half an hour later the message was
returned -from the post-office, marked
"insutriciently addressed."
n
The homes ot few of the world's great
men have boen as carefully preserved as
Goethe's, at Weimar. Nothing lias been
disturbed, and in his sleeping room, where
fie died, the same spread covers tlie bed,
and his drinking cup, sponge, and wash
basin are In the same position in which he
left them. The old man who ouce In the
poet's lifetime repaired his coach still
visits it periodically to see If it needs at
tention. On hcr'thlrd birthday the little Prin
cess Louisa of fiermany, the only daugh
ter of the German Emperor nnd Empress,
received gifts from the Queen, the Kirg
.and Queen of Italy, the Prince and Prin
cess of Wales, and tho Duke and Duchess
of York.
Mile. Julia-Cellna Drouard, according
to the decision of the Paris city council,
Is to be the rose queen for this year. She
is twenty-one years old, earns her living
as a -washerwoman, and has supported her
four brothers and sisters for years. She
will now receive $2,400 from the money
left for the purpose by M. BatlfoL
AT THE BOX M1KCUI
Children
And Babies'
Wear
has and merits a most
complete Department to it
self on the second fioor
take elevator. Like the
goods themselves the room
it bright and cheerful,
admirable for showing
goods.
HERE ARE THREE)
"SPECIALS."
CHILDREN'S SCHOOL APRONS.
Children's fchool Aprons maja of
crcasbarrod muslin for ases 4 to
II very excellent value at
INFANTS' LONO SLIPS.
Infants' Lone; Slips In two styles
round or square embroidered
yoSo full sleeTes. fchould be
Cdc Price is
INFANTS' HONEYCOMB BIBS.
The rccular 12)ic Infants' Bibs we
offer Thursday only at
24c
39c
5c
Bon Marche,
314 and 316 7th St
POE'S TARDY RECOGNITION
Absurd ParjHJse to Fierce the Old Kings
Mugs Road Shanty.
Cutting Criticism of tha Ridiculous
Speeches and Schemes of the
N. Y. Shakespeare Society.
Ex-Editor In Philadelphia Inquirer.
For some reason that is not easily to be
accounted for In a man of my natural sym
pathies, I do not find m 5 self iu touch with
the New York Shakespeare Society In its
efforts to save what is known as the Toe
cottage on the old KlngAridge road, ln
the upper part of New 1'ork city. In Itself
tbecottage has no claims for preservation.
It is a little, old, ugly, ramshackle af
fair that would scarcely be acceptable to
n lot of tramp; as a temporary lodging
place. The only reason asrigned for the
purchase of the cottage as a memorial of
the poet is that Tor two years more than
half a century ago Edgar Allan Poe lived
and starved In It, aud that In one of Its few
apartments the wife of bis jouth lay sick
in the depth of winter without covering,
Poe seeing her fade away and die without
a friendly hand raUed to aid him.
I conrc that all this does nut touch me,
because It has no relation to Poe's genius,
and because the story Itself Is too mourn
ful to make It desirable that It should be
perpetuated by a visible token.
Like Shelly, like IVat?, like Ilrownlng,
Poe has been dtlfled by the parasites that
feed upon the genius they exalt, seeking
to link their name' with 4iN fame. To Illus
trate, what I mean I will wager a glass
of brandy as fine as any that ever kept
Poe's body and soul together that none
of the three gentlemen who comprise the
purchasing committee that is to actmlre
the Poe cottage ever read the Immortal
prose and poetry he wrote on an empty
stomach, with the exception or a tcrai
bi-e and there.
ln saying this I nm not casting any re
flections upon any of them much of Poe's
writing Is not worth reading but out
pointing out the hysterical insincerity of
this tuppenny memorial.
I am not inclined to believe that Poe had
any more reason to complain ot the "dunder
headed publishers," as ilr. Applcton Mor
gan, the president of the New York Shakes
peare Society, calls them, than had most ot
the ordinary writers ot ordinary prow and
verse in bis time. These men of business
ought not to be berated for not knowing
genius when they saw It. The readers of
Barton's and Graham's Magazines, when
they read Poe's tales in the liagcs of these
periodical-;, never suspected they were get
ting the Shakespeare ot America red-hot.
Even when he died in Baltimore, forty
five years ago, only four men In a hack
followed Ihe corf in to the grave. Up to that
time all the world were duuder-hcads, so
far as Poe's genius was concerned.
Twenty-six years were allowed to elapse
before any one thought of placing a monu
ment over his ashes, and I doubt If many
of his later admirers know where he was
buried. When the monument to his memory
was erected ln the old Westminster grave
yard. In Baltimore, twenty years ago, the
dust of his wife, thegentle Virginia Clemm,
was removed from theccmetcryatFordham
and reinterred by the side of the poet.
The result was there is nothing left of the
Fordham associations except the rickety old
cottage, in wbicli the poet had lived in
poverty and In which his young wife died
under conditions that I have always been
sure were greatly exaggerated. But, what
ever were the actual facts, I cannot see
the necessity, not to say the propriety, of
preserving a shanty thnt at best would be a
memorial to thelnaptitudeof theraan rather
than (o tbegenius of the poet.
Without n thought of undervaluing Poe's
genius. I must say that it is my sincere belief
that the fresh ness of Poe's fame is due in the'
main to the relic hunters." The book col
lectors gloat over the early editions ot his
poems because they commanded so little
attention when they were published that
they arc almost unobtainable now. There
is no fame for the dead literary worker
like that which comes to him when the
bibliomaniacs get after Ihe first editions
of his books. The author whose books
become a "fad." Is almost sure to be recog
nized as a genius. It Is only a few years
since this recognition came to Poe.
The scarcest of his works Is"Tnmerlane"
It Is so very scarce that I am not sure
there Is more than one genuine copy ln ex
istence. If I saw a second one my suspi
cions would be excited. That copy was
sold to the British Jluscum by the latcllenry
Stevens, the American bookseller in Lon
don, an exceedingly keen Judge ot the value
of Americana, for a shilling. The Museum
hesitated about buying it at nil. If that
copy was offered at auction notr there is
no telling what it would bring.
Now anything that was In any way asso
ciated with Poe Is almost priceless. There
are even pcubolders made from a splinter
of his coffin, which was broken. when his
bones was disinterred in Baltimore, ln
L875. to be placed under the monument.'
This splinter was secured by a reporter
and a Baltimore policeman got another.
Once begun, the hero worship of Foe
went on until only the other day the mem
bers ot the New York Shakespeare Society
met to refresh themselves with lobster
salad and frncrrant coffee In this mllnn
1 where Foe "starved and thirsted," there
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806 7th St. and 1924
& 1926 Penn. Ave.
for the first time "on the -pot where lie
llwil ami suffered," to make a demonstra
tion of his fellotv-eittzens and admlrcra ln
bis flonor.
To me all this seems very hilly indeed!
How absurd for them to tell eac.li other
that they should feel humiliated that their
tribute of coffee and eigars and the pos
sible purchase of the old fchauty had been
deferred o long.
As Told By Eli.
(Chicago Times-Herald. )
"William M. Evans, es-Senator. and Sec
retary of State under Hayes, lite Web
ster and Clay, is too great a man to be Presi
dent. Mr. Evarts Is one of those great men
like Iieecher, -who Is never6o undignified as
to use an anecdote or Joke ivitliout a pur
pose. If a laugh-provoking story conies In
his -way and it Illustrates a point lie u$c-s It.
Iieeclier used to come right up to a Joke In
nn extemporaneous sermon, then he would
stand a moment, bis great soulful eyes
would twinkle, and the Joke tumbled out.
"It -was a surprise to himself as much as to
his audience. It was dignified because it
was natural, and right in the Hue of his
thoughts.
Perhaps one of the liest paradoxes ever
uttered is attributed to Mr. Evarts. It oc
curred In Omaha, when Mr. Evarts was
there with President Hayes and his Cabi
net. The occasion was an after-dinner
speech, and Mr. Evarts was complimenting
the West in one of his characteristic long
sentences. Said the Secretary in one ot
these grand and eloquent flights of oratory:
"I like the West I like herself-madenien
and the more I travel West the more I
meet with her public men, the more I am
satisfied of the truthfulness of the Ilible
statementthatthe wise men came from
the East!"
Of course there wasgreat laughter. When
President Hayes asked Mr. Evarts after
ward how he happened to say it, the Secre
tary said he couldn't help It "the paradox
struck me and out it came."
There is one other paradox as guod as
Evarts' and that was Mark Twain's duel
story, when he told the audience how op
posd he was to fighting a duel.
"Why," said Mark, "I am so opposed to
fighting a duel so seriously and religiously
opposed to fightlngaduel that I'vcmadeup
my mind, solemnly and earnestly. Wat if
anyone ever comes to me and challenges
me to fight a duel, I'll take him kindly by
the hand, lead him gently out, behind the
barn take an nx and kill liini!"
Perhaps the best place In the world to
bear good stories Is after dinner ou the
back balcony of the States In Saratoga.
It Is an hour of rest anJ-diKestimi. when
such story tellers as Gov. Curtln, Mayor
Lalrobe. of Baltimore; Senator Evarts and
Sara Cox now gone to his reward are al
ways ready to furnish a salad of wit and
rich reminiscence. It was on one of these
occasions, when Mr. Evarts was feeling
peculiarly happy, that I asked the great
lawyer about some of the witticisms which
have been attributed to him.
"The best thing the newspapers said
I perpetrated," replied Mr. Evarts, "I
wasn't guilty nf at all."
"What was that?" I asked.
"It happened when I wa9 Secretary of
State. Every morning the 8tate Depart
ment elevator came up full of applicants
for foreign missions. One morning when
the applicants for missions were extremely
numerous, Catlln, the Co?,)mcrcial Adver
tiser humorist, remarked: 'That Is the
largest collection forforelgn missions you've
baa yet. The newspapers attributed" the
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AMJJSEMENT3.
LAFAYEnESQUARE8UoS:
JOHN W. ALBACGH MAN All IK.
Lillian
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A TRIUMPH
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The Tzigane
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IOO People Superb Ensemble
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Bijou Theater . ,
tK WEEK
Commencing Sept. 30.
Jiatlnees Tnes., Thura. and Sat.
Hie Great Eraialie Success
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Pronounced tho Acmo ot Stage Realism.
GENERAL ADMISSION (Flrt Floor). 85 CENTa
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WEEK OF SEPT. 30.
Matinees Wedneadcy and Saturday.
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Mr. FRANK MAYO'S Dramatization
MR. MAYO
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Xeit Week Rela-co's "HEART OF JIARr
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CADE.MV Prices 25, 50. 75oacdSl.OO.
LWed. anJ8at. Poos'" 25 and SOcReserreJ
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The White Rat.
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South and Soulavert by the powerful
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Monroe. Virginia beach and Florida will
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brcr.k the mouotonv of nn all-mil ride.
Tickets on sale at 613, Cl!i, 141
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where time-table, map, etc., can aUa
be had.
JNO. CALLAHtN. GENL MANARirn
THO.NE no.
-,
saying to me, but Catlln was the real crimi
nal." "After that you sent poor Catlln out of
the country, didn't you?"
"Oh, no; I rewarded liltn by making bim
consul at Glasgow and afterward pro
moted him."
A few years ago Mr. Evarts sent his
usual barrelofplcUled pig pork to Uancroft,
with this letter:
"Dear Uancroft: I am very glad to send
you two products of my pen to-day a bar
rel of pickled pig pork and my eulogy o
Chief Justice Chase. Yours,
"EVARTS."
Speaking of Mr. Evarts farm up at
Windsor, I told him I understood that he
raised a large quantity of pigs for the ex
press purpose of Bending barrels ot pig
pork to hi3 friends.
"Yes, I am guilty of that. Ell," said Mr.
Evarts. "I have been sending Bancroft pig
pork for 3 ears, and if bis 'History of Amer
ica' is successful it will be largely due to
y pen." ELI PERKINS.
lie Lost Cimte.
Haverly That policeman seems to be
shunned by the rest of his brother officers.
Austin Yes. When he was charged with
riolectly clubbing an inoffensive citizen he
iFwii-M uiuisc-u tjuueiunoccatoi mecuarga.
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