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TheWeathei Bureau
predicts for "the Dis
trict of Columbia,
Maryland and Vir
ginia that there ivlli
be threatening "weath
er today. It is ex
pected that fc now, fol
lowed by rain, will
fall. On Tuesday
evening it probably
will be fairer and
Mr. Bayard has been flirting with the
Trinccss of "Wales.
There always is opposition to Senator
Lodge's Force bills.
Tonus and Mercury are the loading stars
billed for February.
The Indian at Carlisle School have
broken out. Measles.
It's a pity the general didn't lloloff the
Jog of that filibustering vessel.
JohnWill.es Booth havingturnedupagahi,
we have hopes of Charley Ross.
It seems to be in theblod. Old Leopold
wrote letter to Princess Chimety.
Andy's inability to pick out the wlHticrs
makes it rough on Spoakor Kced.
If the ex-queen is M)lid with Dr. Talniage,
ehe will be pretty close to the throne.
Mr. Bryan is fixed temporally and spirit
ually. He 1ms Hogg and Moody with him.
Look out William! Kaiser isn't going
to Spain because he wants to buy a dog.
Mr. Harrison doeMi't think that lie will
be the Secretary of the Treasury now.
It Is pres'umabtclthat Chinese New Tear
will be celebrated witti muok joy at Canton.
As a measure of relief tu the country
bankers, Mr. Gage's financial scheme is
Spiritualists say Wie spirit of Paine is very
active these days. The same tiring had oc
curred to us.
As preparation for inaugural solemnities,
Trcusury clerks will be in solitary confine
ment until then.
A sound money consul in Mayencc has
been fined just for pounding a man with
the butt of hi5 gun.
The story that Gage consulted a medium
berore going to Canton probably Is true.
The ghost always walks for the banker.
. ATtcr the Indian famine of 1877, Lord
Lytton, then viceroy, secured the establish
ment of an insurance fund for use in the
event of such a calamity in the future.
The Indian government undertook to lay
aside from the revenues and to invest an
annual sum of 1,500,000 for the purpose.
That fund should now amount to an enor
mous total which, if it were in existence,
would go far toward relieving the current
famine distress. It is discovered that it
has been diverted to other and wholly
unwarranted purposes. A horde of offi
cials have been paid out of it, -and dona
tions have been made from it to recoup
civil and military officers wltose salaries
have suffered from fhe depreciation of
the demonetised silver rupee.
Itise6timatedthat3,o00,000 natives will
need to be helped until next autumn to pre
vent their death from starvation, and the
famine subscription is falling ridiculously
below -what was expected.
The Biological Society having discovered
that the mastodons in Alaska arc only as
numerous as the snakes in Iceland, wc
begin to understand why Sir Julian Pauncc
fote was willing to sign that convention
for the delimitation of the international
boundary on the undiscovered 141st merid
ian. If the mastodon rcallycxistcd in Alaska,
there would be good shooting and first
class ivory. The mastodon, so far as we
have known him, is a migratory animal,
and no ordinary barbed wire fence would
keep him on the British side of the line.
Therefore it would be necessary to con
sider the entire country roamed by him
as British territory, and to guard it with
arbitration and British missionaries and
In the absence of the mastodon it only
will be necessary to construct a meridian
that will put all the gold region in the
proper sphere of influence. The meridian
shop at Greenwich already Is at-work on
plans and models for a good working one.
It is to be noticed that the National Busi
ness League, 60 called, an "organization of
business men for the purpose of influencing
Federal legislation," has opened headquar
ters in Chicago, and, quite properly, in the
Block Exchange building. Its purpose is de
clared to be to supplement the work begun
by the "sound money organizations of the
last campaign. ' The league is said to be
Composed of several hundred of the loading
merchants, manufacturers, and bankers of
Chicago and other cities, nnd among the
officers are the names of several persons of
ivhou) we have already heard.
There is no question that these gentlemen
lire cxerciilng their right as free American
Citizens when they begin and continue
this political discussion. AVc hope that the
Etalwarl Republican journals and the
gold Democrat journals will observe,
however, thatthis discussion is none the lex$
vicious becauscitis caused by self-appointed
committees of "business men" for the pur-,
pose of propagating certain self-eelected
principles, so called. If the arguments jn
favor of free silver were to be begun and
kept up in this way, the whole business
would be criticised and satirized as a mer
cenary and disloyal interference with the
restoration of a long-heralded and much-'
needed prosperity. The agitation, according
to these censorious nincompoops, would he
Discussion and agitation are not to be de
nied to anybody. It is often well to stop
talking and get to work; and sometimes it is
best to remember that discussion is not
properly inorder. But these Chicago gentle
men may well recall that they are doing
what they complain of others for doing
and the others are notdolngit much, either,
if they arc doing It at all.
There has been no authentication of the
report that Major McKinley intends to
appoint for his private secretary Hon. Bel
lamy Storer, of Cincinnati, for the reason
tiiat it is desired by the Incoming Presi
dent that great dignity and importance
should attach to thatorficc; and it may be
that the President-elect Intends nothing of
the sort. The Times has no advice to offer
Mr. McKinley, and does not believe that he
would follow it if it should offer any. In
deed, it would rather hope that he would
not follow it. Nevertheless, it behooves ub
to say that all this talk about the dignity
and importance of the private secretary to
the President is nonsense.
A President's private secretary is digni
fied and important If he does his work
well If he is the connection and touch be
tween the Chief Executive and both
brandies of Congress and the departments
and, -in fact, all mankind. If he assumes
responsibilities, and if the President puts
them upon him, then he can be of value. If
he behaves like the uniformed keeper of n
sacred white elephant, he can be of no
value whatever, either to the President or
to his party. He might better leave such
business to the smallest messenger on the
White House pay-roll; for the messenger
could lock the door and drive visitors
If Mr. McKinley would appolntsome origi
nal, tactful apd well-acquainted newspaper
man, who would Just '"do business" and let
the dignity and importance of the office go,
that would be fine. The man would then
be acceptable to the political world and con
sequently of real value to his chief.
Plutt Uooming Morton.
(Walter Wcllman in Chicago Times-Herald.)
Mr. Piatt is not pressing anyone for the
Cabinet He does not openly oppose any
one, but contrives to hit on the head,
through his lieutenants, every one that is
I hear that Chauncey Depew Is making
a dead set for the British ambassadorship
Chauncey wants it badly. In this connec
tion It is gossiped that Mr. Depew's active
days in railroading are nearly at an end
The rising power behind the Vanderbilt
properties is "William C. Whitney. While
Mr "Whitney does not wish to take of
ficial position in the Vanderbilt organiza
tion, Mr Depew is jealous of his influ
ence with the family, and wishes to go
abroad in an official way.
Mr. Plait is also trying to get the Lon
don ambassadorship for ex-Gov Morton,
and is working very hard for him. This
appears so fur to be the only thing Mr
Piatt has actually asked for.
"Whitelaw Ried is also under considera
tion for the British mission, but is not very
anxious for the honor.
Good judges think the rivalry between
the New Yorkers will end in the defeat
of all of them, and throw the plum to John
Hay, who, from the start, has been in Maj.
McKinley's mind for that post.
Harvard' Latent Lottery.
As late as 1S06 Harvard College was rais
ing money by a lottery. It offered 20,000
tickets for sale at $5 each, with prizes
ranging from $15,000 down to $7. "In
the above scheme," said the prospectus,
"the Just expectations of the publick, and
the interest of the university, have been
consulted. It Is worthy the attention of
adventurers, that the highest' prize is
nearly double in value to any that has
been drawn in thiscommonwealth for many
years past, though the usual price of tickets
Is preserved. The managers solicit the
patronage of the publick in general, and
of the friends of literature and the uni
versity In particular; and considering the
object of the lottery, they will combine the
prospect of gain with the certainty of
benefitting the university; and by lending
their aid to the means of education, will
promote the best interests of their coun
try." Deiscribing: The Evening TlineH.
It should be light and bright and always
good-humored, says the Constitution.
It should be or convenient size, with Its
contents well condensed and properly ar
ranged. It should have an attractive typographi
cal appearance.
It should give allthe important news, and
give it first.
It bhould be so entertaining that It will
be a welcome visitor at every fireside.
It 6hould be the very opposite in size,
make-up, appearance and character 'of the
dull, amateurish sheets which are regarded
as evening nuisances.
Boies Penrose's Joke.
Only the machine politicians, says "Wal
ter "Wlllman, object to the appointment of
Mr. Gage as Secretary of the Treasury. The
only complaints come from men who be
lieve in following the machine, right or
wrong. They remind n Pennsylvania Con
gressman of a story of Boies Penrose, the
new Senator from Pennsylvania. When he
was suggested for Senator, one of the hench
men said to him: "You would make a good
Senator, Boles, but you ought to be mar
ried in order to keep up the dignity of the
State." "Well," responded Mr. Quay's
lieutenant, "If that is so, I will marry
any woman recommended by the organiza
tion.1 Tom Scott's Sons Sense.
Rumors of fortunes spent for 'the Bradley-Martin
fancy dress ball revive memo
ries of the good taste exhibited by ihe
youngest son of Tom Scott at a similar ball
given by his wife. Young Scott knew the
fortunes of many of his guests were scant,
so he appeared in the rough blouse, trou
sers and cap of the French workman, a
contrast to his brilliant wife, radiant in a
royal robe of white satin, embroidered with
pearls and festooned with rare jewels.
They Were Generous Men.
The brave St. Louis motormen and con
ductors, sa ysthe Republic, Who contributed
over $500 for the relief of the freezing
and starving poor proveJthatthelrtrolIeyH
are always on the wire when u speedy
rush to the rescue lsinordes-
It used to be said of Gen. Sheridan that,
however well he stood the hardships and
privations of the camp and the deadly
carnage orthcbattlefli'Id.the Washington
dinner, with its accompaniments of wine
and late hours, proved too much for him.
There Is apparently no danger that Gen.
Miles will succumb similarly. He is taller
and thinner, for one. thing; and, then, he
ieems more muscular and to be more
capacious and suitable for the dinner and
the wine. Gen. Miles Is very continent. He
enjoys dinners and goes about agreatdeal;
sometimes with Mrs. Miles and sometimes
alone. And when he goes alone it is con
sidered quilo proper If he doesn't turn up
until pretty late in the evening. Of course,
such asocial Hon has a great many engage
ments and he cannot be expected to keep
them all.
He is a fine and popular old fellow, now,
isn't he, making a speech with great fe
licity and eloquence when he Is called
upon, or merely chatting quietly to his
next neighbor. Gen. Miles thought serious
ly of going into business after the war,
but his friends succeeded in advising him
away from that determination. He has
distinguished himself since and not the
least notably in having a good time in
Two big railroad presidents, Chaum-ey
Depew of the New York Central, and Mel
ville E. Ingalls of the Big Four, have had
a chance to chum together here in the last
three days. Depew likes to tell a story
of Ingalls. Ingalls was born in Tom
Reed's district down in Maine, and used
to be a plain farmer's boy. But he was
determined to go West and grow up with
the country. After many years he went
back to visit his old home. He stnlled
down into the village among the cracker
barrel philosophers at the corner grocery.
They wanted to know at least Chauncey
Depew likes to say that they wanted to
know If it were really true that he was
getting $10",000 a year for running a
railroad out West. Ingalls admitted that
it was true.
"Wnl, I 8wowl" said one of the phil
osophers, "that shows what cheek" and
sarcumstanoes will do for a man."
Ingalls rather prides himself on having
been a Palmer and Buekiier Democrat in
the last campaign. He is something of a
talker, with a deep, mellifluous voice.
He has been called an orator by some.
Surely he talks very well.
One of the finest of the old-timers about
town is Hon. John A. Kasson, well-remem-bcred
as a well-seatoned diplomat, away
back in the war time. But he is just as
young as he used to be, for cverj wcll
seaEoned diplomat or ex-diplomat Is Jitbt
as young as he feels; and one meets Judge
Kasson about at dinners or in clubs as
chipper and lollicking as a tchcolboy. He
Is a fine tort among the ladies, though, so
deferential, accomplished and witty; and
If yoj happen to be next to him of an even
ing jou are certain to enjoy yourself. He
was pretty close to Grant, and Grant liked
him. There is hardly a foreign capital
which, liefore that time or since, he has
i:or visited in some official capacity.
A tall and handsome visitor to this town
two days ago was John Wesley Keller,
formerly editor of the New York Recorder,
and now one or the stars in the boundless
firmament of New York Journal constel
lations. Keller used to be at Yale, and
rowed on the crew there, being big enough
and strong enough; and he has written a
successful play, "Tangled Lives." He
had a Tine, sort thing as editor of the
Recorder, and now, doubtless, if he shines
in oue or the Journal constellations, as
reKrtid, still enjoys himself. He is n
real bllevcr in the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at 1G to 1, used to pre
side at Bryan meetings in New York in the
campaign, and is a ready hand at stump
talking on his own account. Mr. Keller
will hardly be able to secure recognition
from the next administration, but he would
adorn almost any public post.
The dapper little gentleman whom you
may have seen flying about town, ap
parently engaged busily on Important po
litical errands, in none other than S. A.
Perkins, who signs himself, "Assistant
secretary, Republican national committee."
This is the young Mr. Perkins who at
tracted Mr, Banna's attention as one of
the officers of the League of College Clubs,
Perkins hiving graduated from a school
of pharmacy somewhere. He has a heavy
brown mustache, with ends that turn far
up at the sides; and this is the only heavy
thing about him, his intimates In political
management say though perhaps In con
nection with this ought to be mentioned
a heavy black cigar that he chews almost
Perkins enjoys the confidence of Mark
Hanna in no limited degree, and un
questionably some fine position is certain
to fall to him under the McKinley ad
ministration. If Mr. Hanna should come
to the Senate Perkins might consent to be
his private secretary owing strictly, of
course, to the consequence that would at
tach to Mr. Hanna, not because he was a
United States Senator, but rather by vir
tue of his position as general manager of
the Republican party, the McKinley ad
ministration and the nation.
Senator Gear, of Iowa, may not be a
prophet nor the son of a prophet, .but
very early in the game he predicted the
defeat of Senator Dubois for re-election.
It was early last spring when the an
nouncement was made that Dubois, Man
tle, Cannon, CarlcrPettigrew and other
Republican Senators were planning to
bolt the St. Louis convention. As soon as
Senator Gear heard this he hastened to
the office of 8ergeant-at-arms Bright,
and said:
"I want Dubois' 6eat after the 4th of
March next."
"But," said Col Bright, "Benator Du
bois will be a candldato for re-election,
and his friends believe that he will be
"Good fellow, Dubois," said Senator
Gear, "but ho cannbt be re-elected if he
bolts his party's nominees. The whole
power of the Republican machine of this
country will be used to accomplish his
Senator Gear will occupy Dubois' seat,
which is one of the best in the Senate
chamber, from the 4th of March next
until 1901.
The manner in which the House Com
mittee on Appropriations treated the Dis
trict in making up the appropriations
budget the other day, reminded a member
of the House of a story.
"Those fellows on Appropriations," he
said, "act as If the money they vote for
any speciric purpose belongs to them per
sonally and not to the people. Old Watch
Dog Holman, who, I am sorry to say, will
be in the Firty-flfth Congress, was also of
thatwav of thinking. Oneday a gentleman
appeared before a subcommittee of which
Holman was chairman aud argued la favor
of appropriating a certain amount of money
for some public improvement. Holman lis
tened attentively to the argument, and
when t.he gentleman was trough coolly
turned to him and said:
' "I can't spare that much money. It is
simply out of the question. I can'tspare it.
I may let you have oTquarter or the sum
you ask."
. . .
Halls, Fifteen Cents.
From the Omaha Worli'-Herald.l
Mrs. Bradley-Martin will spend $500,000
on one grand ball. Oat here a fellow has
tc be satisfied when he la able to connect
with a ID-cent "bait;"
Scnator-electPlatt's departure forFlorida
suggestsall kinds of rumors regarding the
probable meaning of it. Mr. Piatt says
he goes for a month's much needed rest.
But there are any number of oble politi
cians who believe that his mission is not
so much in the interest of his health as for
something else.' They can see in his trip
"a whole lot" of practical politics.
Mr. Piatt, it is known, Is not in par
ticularly good favor with Major McKinley
and Mark Hanna.
It Is believed that Mr. Piatt's trip is
for the purpose of consulting with Matthew
Stanley Quay, with a view to forming an
offensive defensive alliance with the
greatPennsyrvAnla politician. Plnttdoesn't
want another sucTi experience ns he had
with President Garfield. He wants his
share of the spoils, and If he fails to get
them he means tp fight. With Quay nnd
Foraker and a few other leading Re
publican Senntors.as allies Mr. Piatt would
be able to defeat the confirmation of any
New Yorker,"-who Is personally distasteful
to him. t '
While it is reasonably certain that if a
New Yorker goesinto the Cabinet, he will
be a friend of M,r, Piatt, the Senator-elect
does not intend to stop at that. He will
demand everything he thinks is "coming
to him." That .will mean the collector of
the port, the! postmaster, the naval officer
and a few lltlltitlilngs on the" side, such as
a pension commissioner, United States
district attorney, a subtreasurer, etc.
In the matter of spoils a Cabinet officer
can be of little use to New York bossen.
Therefore, the fight will be ninde over the
appointment of the other officers named.
It is not presumed that Mr. Piatt will do
what he did fifteen years ago resign from
.the Senate In case he does not get what tie
asks for, but lie will fight any nomination
that does not meet his approval. With
Piatt, Quay and Foraker working together.
Major McKinley will be compelled to "tote
This is not the time of year or the period
to preach pessimism. The man whopreach
es on morals and ethics greets the spring
happily, for the season illustrates his text
and gives it force. And he greets the new
hope of returning prosperity with just as
''glad a heart, for he knows that bodily com
fort is a great aid to honesty and sobriety
But all the other preachers and teachers
and students should be feeling the stimulus
of the new year, and the new hope of pros
perity. And the business man should be
among the foremost these.
There Is, first, the ordinary acceleration
of trade that comes with spring. Andtliere
Is In Washington the vast army of people
who will soon be here forinauguration.wlio
will sleep and eat and amuse themselves
and leave their money behind them. After
Inauguration we are to have an extra ses
sion of Congress, and the thousands or peo
ple who are with us during the first
months of every new administration. The
general return of prosperity, we arc not
sure of yet. Better general business con
ditions, locally, we are sure of, with the in
coming administration. We are sure
that there will be at least a temporary
stimulus and revival. Of this Washington
will partake, too. It may share in It
largely or not, much, according to its own
deserts. If Washington doesn't exert it
self It will linger behind till near the !ast
of any prosperity procession. The rightof
the line in the prosperity procession will
fnll .vhere It belongs.
It Is a little truth which doesn't need
demonstration that the city is compos 1
of its people, and that the people make the
city. Washington will not be in the push
this spring and tills year and in this be
ginning or prosperity unless its people
are. ' -
We arc the' people.
Wc, individually; are'the people. Evory
one of us "wuntsfJrospcrlty for the city and
also for himself Individually. And the
way to get'itls tolget It.
After wlrtch tlitnightful paragraphs a
potent suggestion wmrings naturally into
the mind nnd Is "uttered ns cheerfully and
as freely as ittfs hoped it will be taken.
Why not advertise?
The CisrarhncT'Clcnrette Production.
(From th'eU.'Sj Tobacco Journal.)
The U. s'"Tpbacco Journal is the first
paper "which furnishes the trade the exact
figures of the cigar and cigarette pro
duction for the past year. Ttie cigar
production in 181)6 amounted to -1,125,-958,510,
or 54,056,660 less than In
1895. A scrutiny of the monthly re
turns discloses the fact that each
one of the first four months of '96 showed
an increase in the cigar production over t he
corresponding months in '95; that the first
break came I nMay, but that break wasmade
up again in the month of June. The four
months of the Presidential election cost the
cigar industry a deficiency in its output of
127,273,326! And this immense loss is to
be charged to the silver agitation. But itis
gratifying to notice that the mouth or De
cember showed an Increase, which we hope
and trust, will grow during the current
Quite a different showing does the ut
putor cigarettes make in 1896. In 1895
the cigarette production fell short some
two bundled and odd millions from the
four billion figure. In 1896 it not only
reached the four billion figure, but over
stepped it by nearly ten millions. And
just when the cigar industry was in its
greatest distress; that is, during the four
months of the Presidential campaign, the
cigarette output made its largest gains,
which prpves that the hard times do not
lessen the habit of smoking, but only forces
it to cheaper means of gratification.
DrlnU Comparisons.
There are more breweries in California
than there arc in Illinois; more distilleries
in Massachusetts than there are In Ken
tucky, and more cigarettes manufactured
in New York State than In all the other
States of the country combined.
Odd Items From Anywhere.
There are 16,301 widowers in Phila
delphia and 51,761 widows.
The number qf inhabited houses In Lon
don is estimated at about 548,300.
In Philadelphia during the past year
2,331 inquests were held, 138 being on
People who sell newspapers in the streets
of Moscow are compelled to appear in
Paris policemen have been supplied with
electric dark lanterns, by means of which
they can sec 150 feet away.
During 1896 there were 41,650 deaths
in New York city, a decrease from 1895.
Sunstroke killed 765 persons.
The stamp sales at the Philadelphia post
office during 1896 reached $8,000,000,
an increase of 4per cent over 1895.
A frank womah' in a divorce in Chicago
said that she cduldn't live with or love
her husbanddfterhls "money was gone.
A single bee. with all its Industry, energy,
and the innumerable Journeys it has to
perform, will "not collect much more than a
teaspconful ol honey in a single seasonr
Last month a" goose with two .hearts
was killu'd byca resident of Rhydope, Eng
land. One hArtvvas of ordinary size and
the other as5qrge as a good-sized goose
berry and connected to the larger.
1C 3
There is in thestrong rooms of one of
theoldeft prlvqt&Jbanks in London a large
quantity of Jgwejs, plate, nnd other valu
ables which yen deposited for safe cus
tody by Frenqh jrefugees.shortly before the
outbreak of the revolution.
A benefit for the Cuban cause was given
in New York the other day, and forty-six
people appeared at the box-of floe willing to
separate themselves from their cash for
the Island's sake.
E. S. Willard went to Pittsburg yester
day. W. H. Crane went to Baltimore.
They were taking in the minstrels' bag
gage at the National stage door this
morning. Onegreatcaso was landcdon (he
curbing and then four men moved it in
ward with the greatest care. A couple
of little plcaninnies stood watching the
operation, conversing in muffled whispers.
First Pic Wot's in m?
Second Pic Dunno. P'raps deys dc
Mana gcr Rapley has been entertaining the
grippe and finds It a troublesome guest.
He has been trying tp get rid of it for
two weeks and it hasn't given notice of
its going yet.
Two of the actors in "Two Little Va
grants" got rather an unusual compliment
yesterday. A representative from New
England was talking to a friend in an F
street car about theaters, and said:
"I'm going to sec 'Two Little Vagrants
when It comes. I sdw it in Boston, audi
don't usually want to sec a play twice,
but the two little girls who play the
vagrants are fine. I'm going Just to sec
He kept on for some time, and he always
referred to those "two little girls." Con
sidering that Minnie Dupree has been on
the stage a dozen years, and that Jennie
Bu.sley Is not exactly a beginner, that In a
tribute, either to their art or their make up
8am Myers is here, attending to Drew's
dollars. 8am pays excess baggage on
good nature. His sunny temperament
would make summer in Iceland.
Duncan Harrison was in town the last
of the week. He is recuperating from an
attack of pneumonia, and wears a beard
just long enough to disguise his smile.
Mr. Harrison went 8outh yesterday to
visit his two stars, Thomas Q. Seabrookc
In New Orleans, and Digby Bell In New
Ethel Barrymore will devote a part of
the time she is not acting with Uncle John
Drew to visiting her brother. Jack Barry
more. Jack is a student at Georgetown.
One from New York;
First Soubrelte My dear, you have a
jag on.
Second Soubretto That sho? Shay? Is
it on straight?
Sixty miles an hour and full life size de
scribes the Empire State express at Wil
lard Hall. It is only one of the score or
more of wonderful living scenes shown by
that triumph of American inventive genius,
the American Blograph. Truly, It is mar
velous. "Joseph, JiiHt Tell Them."
When Representative Washington, of
Tennessee, says the Chicago Record, went
to Speaker Reed and asked to be recog
nized Tor the consideration of a hill for
the benefit of the Methodist Book Concern,
of Nashville, he could get no satisfaction.
Finally Mr. Washington said:
"Mr. Speaker, what can I tell my con
stituents to show that I am doing some
thing in their behalf?"
The Speaker looked at the genial Ten
nessee member for a moment, and drawled.
"Joseph, Just tell them that you saw uic."
Then the Speaker smiled, paused a bit,
and added: "Tell them sometimes you
think I will, and sometimes you think I
$234,000 for the Hall.
Some or the items of expense in the gor
geous Bradley-Martin ball which will con
duce to the benerit or various New York
working people are: Six hundred women's
fancy costumes, $120,000; 600 men's cos
tumes, $45,000; cotillon favors, $20,000;
floral decorations, $15,000; regular supper,
$12,000; burret supper, $6,000; wigmakcrs
and hairdressers, $6,000; carriages, $3,000;
wom"n's fancy slippers, $3,000; fifty serv
itors' costumes, $1,500; three orchestras,
$1,000; cosmetics, $500; engraved In
vitations, $200; tips, $400. Here is a
direct expenditure- or about $234,000,
nearly all of which will circulatein worthy
She Is the Very Oldest.
According to the Boston Globe, Esther
Damon, of Plymouth. VC, is the only living
pensioner of the American Revolution in
New England. She was born on August 1,
1814, and in 1835 she was married to
Noah Damon, a volunteer from Massachu
setts. A pension was given to him Just be
fore his death. Ills widow has had $80. a
year since 1842. Esther Damon keeps her
self informed on the condition of the list
of pensioners of the Revolution. "I am,"
she says, "one of the last five widows of
that war wtio receive pensions from the
Sunflower Philosophy, n
A girl never knows how thin the soles
of her shoes are until she tries to clamp
club skates on them.
As good as girls are, whenever they carry
soup to the poor, they like to carry it
through the main streets.
Seventy-six Atchison men sat down to
wretched meals last evening; their wives
were out to an "afternoon."
When a woman is shiftless nobody knows
it but her husband; when a man is shiftless
everybody In the world knows It In a week.
"I have two friends who never talk be
hind my back. You may think you have
a greater number, but probably you are
mistaken." Drake Watson.
8how a dollar, and the neighbor on the
rightof you narrfes a poor person who needs
coal, and a neighbor on your left knows a
place to have a good time.
People don't know when they are well
off. An Atchison man who was all alone
In the world ten years ago now has to hire
a hall when his wife wants to have a family
The man of the house is usually offered
for his meals that which the servant girl
likes best, and efforts should be made to
rnischer taste. This would open a bound
less fitld for the women who go in for
The Barber's Song.
The shears ure on the shelf,
The razor laid away,
And softly to himself
The barber lilts a lay:
"Over the brain and athwart the
All day long have my fingers sped,
Snipping and cupping away,
Plunging through fields of nodding hair,
Gliding around domes soreue and bare,
Snipping and clipping all day.
"Garnering sheaves of golden locks, '
Garnpring red and fiery shocks,
Pawing and clawing away;
Mowing the crops or many a crown,
Silver and sable and brindle and brown,
Pawing and clawing all day.
"For this is the barber's harvest moon,
And my shears keep ringing si merry tune
As they jab and twist and turn;
For this is the season the football player
Lets me harvest his crop' of hair,
And I'm raking in shekels to burn."
The shears are on the shelf, "
The razor laid away,
And smiling to himself
The barberjuts a lay.
-Chicago News.
Don't Put
It Off a
More than is absolutely nec
essary. You are likely to be dis
appointed if you wait much
This sale of $10 pure
wool MEN'S SUITS for
Is the biggest bargain feast?
of the year and it won't be
long before the last suit is
They're all wool fashion
ably cut carefully sewed
substantially trimmed and
the price now is only $5 for
the entire suit.
One-third off all other
suits all overcoats and ul
sters and all separate
Eiseman Bros,,
Corner 7th and E Streets N.
No Rranch More In Washington.
Lafayette Square opocse
:?."" Mats. Wed, and Sal. Ha
And His American Company.
aiaiiHgement Clin. Froliinim,
In his greatest Personal and Professional
That's for Remembrance.
As Presented for ICO Mghts at the Em
pire Theater, New York.
Next Week Charles Frohman's l'ruduc
tlon of "THOROUGHBRED," with Henry
E. JDlxey.
rmantI scotlan d
Wcdnesdav and Thursdav Evenings,
Sat. and Mon. Evngs . Feb fi, 8, The
Reserved seats, B0c, 75c., 51 On aIe
for all lectures.
BURDITT & NORTH, Managers.
Trices, 25C., 30c., 73c, 51.
Mats Wed and Sat., -5c , 50c, reserved.
Tonight, 200th performance.
Souvenirs for the ladies.
Beautiful floral decorations.
Next week "Sidewalks of New York
1m Every JEveniiij;.
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees.
A Georgeous, Magnificent and Spectacu
lar Production of Modern Minstrelsy.
Ice Palace,
Every afternoon at Z.
Every evening (except Monday and Tues
day) at 7 HO.
Classes every morning, 10 30 to 1230
On the TTnnsed Fireplace.
(FromtheNew York 'enlngPost.)
"Open fireplaces that never hold a fire
are an abomination," exclaims a critic
-Gas fires In slm jlated iog-are bad enough,
but they are better than the elaborately
effective cavern in a side wall, topped by
an expensive mantel, trimmed with tiled,
setout with costly and glittering brass, and
then left from year to year without the
blaze for which it wascrcated. It is a false
Idea of ornamentation," finished the cav
iler, and there will be found those who will
agree with him. Conversely, no form of
decoration excels that of the used fireplace,
with Its honest brick chimney blackened by
many fires and shining irons bearing their
burden of glowing logs or coals Such givo
a color and character to a room that no
other mode of decoration can achieve.
Beginning Tomorrow
-- The Times
ATrutnful, Thrilling: Portrayal of a
Turkish Massacre,
The Acme of the Achievement of.
American Inventive Genius.
All Foreign Efforts Entirely Eclipsed
Mr. Whiting Allen, following the ex
ample already set by the leading man
agers of Xew York, had discarded the
cinematographe and will, for allmlted
season supplant It with exhibitions at
Daily at 2:30 p. m , 430 p. in., and
8:15 p. m., the same superb, irresis
tible, astounding, delightful enter
tainment that is now the one. supremo
attraction in the metropolis.
Presenting to Americans in absolute
actuality an astonishing array ef
American Scenes, Americanlncidents,
American Action, American Activity,
American Fun and American Interest.
See President-elect McKinley walking
upon the famous lawn before his resldeiMte
at Canton
See the New York Fire Brigade in aatfen
upon Herald Square.
See the Empire State Express running
sixty miles an hour,
iug left to your imagination but sound.
Complete descriptive explanations. Neth-
Wbatthe critics in yesterday's Washing
ton newspapers tnougbt about it:
"The various picSures were by long odds
the best ever aeen here. The eiziemate
gniphe has been supplanted by the myo
graph, and the change Istruly satisfactory.
The tights are much clearer and stronger
and the details are seen to better advjh-tage."-MorningTimes.
"At the conclusion of the entertutantent
Mr Allen called for a verdict on the merits
of the respective machines. Is it the oine
mniographe? Silence. Is it the blegraph?
The storm of appluuse showed that lh
audience was a unit in favor of (Me tele
graph " Evening Times.
"The blograph pictures are nearly dauMe
the size, clearer, steadier, and brighter
than those of the cinematographe. Pftet.
"The blograph is a great improvement
in many ways over the eiueimitegrgpite,
which has been operated here for some
time. There are no blurring effects, and
all the views need to make them abso
lutely lifelike are color and sottml. Bvery
motion i there, undsome of tha rtwssre
startling In their trueness to 1Mb." Even
ing Star.
Frequent Changes of Program.
Adm'ssion, 50c. Children, 25c.
No Risrved S:ats.
T KERNAN fc RIFE. Manasew.
Week commencing February 1
Wednesday MATINEES- Saturday.
The Favont- Amernan Actor.
In His New Play
A Story r Intense llumm In tens".
The Cast Includes
Tlie Young Act ri"w Whr. Leaped Into lp
ularity in a Single Night.
pSS3nu.?B 15,25,50 acdT5c
All Seats Couponed.
NOTE A gooilse.it ..n first floor tor SB
cents. Seatsm box 51.00.
Next attraction. Hartley CamBbol.'s "SlbarJaf
A1I This Week.
tSJv.4-MATIjEES-4 3-,-
In I lie big kfrtiMtb- i'uiiiv pniteetlnii
Funniest Railroad Scene Ever Preseate.
Tne Biggest Locomotive,
The Greatest Comttiv Erretts.
Matinees Tuesuay.Tuursdav and Saturday.
Introducincafeuiorinr Aggregation of Hlga
Class Vaudeville Stars.
Warm Underwear
Expensive to sell !t
this way, but cheap
er than carrvlHK
over. Regular hent
ret liners aid Gold
resellers. The very
best or it wouldn't
be here. ith more
of winter ahead than behind hHinc
you better stock up ? At a sae t 2
percent? Well I
2 ".Ml Furnishings,
q but Shoes,' (e
023 Pcnim. Avcntii.
tdv niTR wnrir r pyp -oc full
"" WW" W- -.-. r
1847 14th
st. nv.
Ond Cent Everywhere.
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