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THE MOTIVING TIMES, SUNDAY, JALTAllY 3, 1897.
THE 1SHI11 TIES (MOIMCIXQ, EVESIXG ASD SUNDAY.) OWNED AND ISSUED BY THE WASHINGTON TIMES COMPANY. TIMES BUILDING. SourawrsT Coiutfj: Pennsylvania Ave stck asd Tenth Street. Telephone Editorial Rooms. 180. -7 Bubiucs Oflico337. rricc Morning nr Evonlu;: Edltlon..Ono Cent Sunday Etli:iou Tlireo Cents Monthly, ny Carrier Tuorniu'g cud Sunday.... .Thirty-five Cents Evening Thirty Cents Morning, ) Evening aud Fifty Cents fcjunday. ) f BT 1LV1X, POSTAGE PREPAID. Horning, Evenlnc and Sunday 50o Morning and Sunday- 35c Evening mid Sunday 35o Tbo Times hni) a reumnr nod permanent Fnmilv Circulation mucli creater than any other paper, morn lnjj or evening, published in IVnNh ington. As a News and Advertising Medium it Iioh no competitor. WASHINGTON. D. C. JANUARY 3. l&ST. "Washington and "Wbrkinguien. Tlic thinking men in the orking clauses nre at last waking up to the fact that "Washington must rely upon something else in th8future besides the fact that it is the capital of the United States, and that In addition to this advantage its com merce, manufactures and industries must be taken hold of and be built up ur.on a Eound basis, Independent of the transient people, who look upon this city as a "win ter watering place, and the office-holding class, who have no special interest in its welfare, fo long as the government pays their salaries. "Washington must rely for its ptcsperity in the future upon the bone and sinew, the brawn and brain of thelalonngclasses to build it up on such a foundation that It can stand alone and j:o ahead inde pendent of the paternalism of the general r-overnment. A good beginning liasal ready been made. According to the last census the capital in vetted in manufactories in "Washington is estimated at about ?22, 000,000; the annual value of the product being al out $-in,0O0,U( 0 to ?ir,,C0O,flO0. Still greater strides can be- made by util izing its geographical location as a Htc for manufactories, the Great Falls water power for electrical pui poses, and the con version of all the territory available toiitli of the Avenue as sites for manu factories of woolen atMl cotton goods, boat and shoe factories, furniture factoiies ami every oilier profitable industry. "We see little Western towns with flout it-hing furniture and biejcJe and tobacco manu factories Gripping their goods liere. Many of oHr rupiilie ai e made elsewhere, shipped here nd fold at a profit. Under k sjsteinatv:- ami liberal plan, backed up by ll or and capital, it is possible in the, near future to see every mechanic owning his own house, with jrtenty of work at go d wages all the J ear round, when a full l.ne of factories, in addition to those already here, of all sorts Is once established. The seat of govern ment being here has had somewhat of an enervating and debilitating effect on the enterprise and energy of the laljoring peo ple. They have, like everyone else, fallen too much into the habit of relying upon the government to maintain the volume of money in cit dilation in the waj of salaries received and disbursed, instead of upon the more legitimate and satisfactory ource of local commeicc, manufactures and labor. A large and well-to-do popula tion of working people employed constantly will do more for the prosperity and future tofid development of "Washington than all the strangers and local society people here during a lirief tociety season would do in a hundred years. The rich people from elsewhere, who have come here aud built palatial homes which they occupy at best only for a few month, benefit the florists, caterers, liv ery stable men, grocers, and wine mer chants But the inlioniig men pioper, the mechanics, getiiule or nothingof the thou sands spent in living and cntcitaining. Here is a city of nearly 270,000 popu lation, 87,000 of whom arc negroes; a few thousand arc engaged in trade and busi ness and the piufesvoiis; other thousands are in government employ, but the great bulk of the population, constituting the laboring class, have not always the regular and remunerative employment winter and summer it would have if "Washington was a larger manufacturing city. When the con dition of the working men in other cities of the same population as Washington is considered, it will be found they are often better ofT in the matter of paying and continuous work Now the labeling classes of Washington will compare favorably with those of any city of the country In sobriety, industry and skill With anintclllgeut and business-like organization of industries, even on small lines, in addition to those already in successful operation, to be built tip and developed later on, as circumstances may permit, there is no reason why work ingmen now idle by reason of the lack of more workshops might not all find employ ment hen; at home instead of being com pelled to go and compete elsewhere with local skilled labor. Heal estate rings, resolutions, and de pending on appropriations, have had their day as controlling fuctois in the building tip ot Washington. Mere St eolation will not do It. Congress is doing its share: the masses of poople niustcontinuelodo theirs, bo that Washington can go ahead, if Con gress never appropriates another dollar, by Its wealth and power as a manufactur ing center. "Wliile the citizens are deprived of the right of suffrage, thoy are not of the ricut of organizing their capital and labor in tLe best interests of Waslilngton nnd going to work to make themselves and their future Independent of Congns e'.onal help, as far as tho establishment of other industries than those nheady Jiere, which will give -work to those why need it, is involved. i "When the commerce, tnulcnnd manu factures of Washington shall have lie-n patiently aud wisely built up from tUlr present position of seventeenth on the list to fifth or sixth, the prosperity of ttie city will be assured. So many avenues of busi ness will then be opened up that capital will be attracted Instead of office-seekers. There is, "perhaps, no capital in Europe which has had as much money spent upon it as this. -A compariKin of the curient European budgets will show this. The cities of Paris, Berlin, Vienna, St. Peters burg and Madrid do not annually get the sums for Improvements and other things that Washington does. The trade, manu factories and industries of these cities owe very little to the fact of their being at the capital. The volume of business and coiilniercu is on such a sure basis that it would stand firm even if the seats of government were moved elsewhere. In other words, the people do not rely on the government for business, trade nnd em ployment to any very great extent. Washington does now and will always afford exceptional advantages to work ingmen aud their families as a place of residence. The admirable system of public schools affords the means of a thorough English education. The univer sities are available to those seeking the professions. The libraries, public insti tutions and museums offer opportunities of reading nnd research. To these must be added broad, well-lighted, well-paved streets, best modern system of drainage and sewerage, beautiful parks and icser vatlons and the best street car service in the country. When the demand is created there! will be established schools of the mechanical and electrical arts like the" Boston School of Technology, where engineering and everything relating to mechanics can be studied.' These branches can even now be acquired iu the univer sities here. A demand is already on for small houses suitable for workingmen, at a moderate rent. With an increase in the number em ployed in the various industries, there would be a corresponding increase In the need of such -homes which might be sup plied by building syndicates or associa tions, so that in time, each man, by easy payments, might hope to own his home, as is now the general rule in Philadelphia. Depending upon possible but uncertain public improvements does not pay. Only certain number of hard-laboring men can hope for employment, and that not al ways constant, upon public works. The great body of workingmen and mechanics must, therefore, look to the establishment of additional industries which will keep them employed the year round, and pre vent them and their families from ever becoming objects of chanty. The benev olent association, among them have Just as much as they ean do now to look after the sick, the destitute, and employed of their own ktyd during the winter and dull times. In addition to this burden and demand upon them, there are always a number of wandering waifs tramping the country, preying upon the more thrifty and industrious of laboring men to whoe ap peal they can not turn an entirely deaf ear. The workingmen or Washington have one advantage over thoc of elsewhere. There tiemgno elections or suffrage in the District, they are not liable to be intimidated, threatened with loss of place or bulldozed in any way by political lwsscs. Their bread depends upon the way in which they do their work, rather than upon their polit ical principles. In other citie they are not so fortunate in a red-hot campaign, where their votes are wanted by both parties. The Times, under its new management, will endeavor at all seasons to aid the workkingmen in all lawful and laudable efforts to better their condition by any individual or concerted action having for its object their welfare. Realizing that uion their broad shoulders must ever lest, as upon a rock, the foundation upon which alone can be reared a prosperous commu nity, The Times is with them heart and soul in their struggles for homes and work and a just recognition ot all their rights as a part of the body politic, consistent with law, justice aud equity. The workers as an important and valuable integral part of a community are in no sense, how ever, a privileged class, and it is to be said to the credit of the workingmen of Wash ington that they want nothing but what they are entitled to and have no disposition to encroach upon the rights of other people. The future of Washington depends largely upon' all of its citizens acting in harmony, with an eye single to its advancement, and not by arraying classes against masses. A Cheerful Birthday. On January 29, the State of Kansas proposes to celebrate its birthday with "what may appear to the good people of that commonwealth appropriate senti ments and "ceremonies. The occasion will be made a State holiday, and, according to the press dispatches, "the people will meet, irrespective of party, and denounce the people uUthis East who have maligned Iter good uanibJUecause Populism prevailed -at the recent election." A general ap cPcnl for public meetings is couched in these gracious words: "Every yelping dog has liad its bark at Kansas, every cesspool of Ignorance, squalor and iniquity in the East has gasped a curse at Kansas. Let us stand up for our State and rebuke those hoary, wrinkled, hardened sinners." The East, and bad people generally, will feel crushed and broken, of course, after such language on the part of Incensed JCausas.. They will also wonder what is the matter. Is it Mrs. Lease, or grass hoppers, or John Ingalls, or the failure of Prohibition to prohibit? It is a fact, thought that Kansas is a quite young sister in the family of States, and, if she wishes to celebrate her birthday by mak ing faces at her elders, it is not the first little girl who has done so, nor the first who has thereby deserved to be spanked and sent to bed. That llepsemer Pool. Th e formation ot a n e w and gigantic steel trust was to be expected, and it appears to have come about. Btccl enters into the economies of modern life to such a vast and "varied extent as to" amount to almost as mftch a necessity as lumberir- Whilc consumers have enjoyed 60me mcas- ure of jirotcction frjm the possibility of foreign competition. In case cur home manufacturers should become gay and greedy, the present outlook offers the long fought opportunity to the Pcnnsyl- vanla steel barons, and they arc not ap.-, pcarlng slow abgut seizing it. Infotmation comes from Pittsburg that the disrupted Bessemer billet pool is to " be reorganized on a scale which will as- tonlsh the world. The Ways and Means Committee and Mr. Mclvinley'n extra session are expected to do the rest. Truck and Treasure. Some time ago, in the course of an ad dress before the Virginia Farmers' Insti tute, Dr. Dabney, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, called attention to the re markable growth in the South of what is called the trucking industry. Among other things, he stated thai, "probably no single industry has brought so much mouey luto the South within the last thirty years,, as this one. The annual crops or garden vegetables, such as early potatoes, beans, cabbages, cucumbers, spinach, lettuce, asparagus, and of f rults, such us oranges, ftru wherries, watermelons, etc., have been worth a great deal more to the South in actual money than has the lumber, tobacco, the mineral products, or any other ot the great staple products which are commonly supiwsed to bring revenue to the country." Of all the trucking interest of the United States, about GO per cent is on the At lantic coast, aud halt of that in the Southern States, whose products in this line amount to $20,000,000 annually, or about 45 per cent of the national totals. In the tidewater region of Virginia alone, the industry yields $5,000,000 annually, and gives employment to nearly 20,000 men, women, and children. Instances are known where $2,000 woith of produqts have been sold from one acre in a single year. Newborn, Charleston, Savannah, and Mobile arc all shipping centers for the interest, which finds its principal market in the great cities of the North. Over production has not yet arnioted this class of cultivators, and, among the chances offered to farming people la regions of inhospitable climate and hard conditions, the advantages and possibilities of this rich and fertile coast region, from Nor folk, Va., all along the Atlantic shores, to Louisiana, are worthy of investigation. llrituin'r Controlling Force. The average seir-satisfactlon with w'llch the British public has been accustomed to regard itself, its government and everything that is its own, appears to have expe rienced a change. The annual reviews of the great London dailies are full of discon tent with the developments of the year in connection with the foreign policy of the government. There is a strong expres sion of the view that if concession to the Monroe doctrine position of the United States as to the Venezuelan question was a good thing at last, it would have been equally a good thing to accept the same solution at first, and thus avoid a serious menace to the relations of the two coun tries, and the mortification of a back down later. The history of the South African troubles and of the afrront which the government received in that connec tion from the German emperor, are re viewed with like dissatisfaction. It is probable that the press of Great Britain is hardly yet awake to the fact that a great revolution has occurred among the forces and influences dictating the imperial policy of the nation. The moving power is no longer that of the proud landed aristocracy, with Its fierce British pride that would brook no insult to the flng or encroachment upon territory, interests or anything else belonging to or claimed by John Bull, no matter what the conse quences. The light of that old. aristocracy has been quenched in the blaze of the new power of money, and that power is prudent before it is any other thing. The diplomacy of the day originates fit Lombard street rather than at the foreign office, and the interests of the great financial houses must be consulted before other con siderations can have weight. G reat Britain is not unique in this regard; the money power, and, to some extent, the same one, is master here as well. During the year 1S!G the Argentine Re public received 104,208 foreign immi grants. Argentina will be blessed with practical politics after awhile. A young and pretty highway woman is the contribution of Minneapolis to the new woman movement. And now nearly all the occupations formerly monopolized by brutal man have been -seized, excepting that of father of a family. By the end of the century that, too, may go. The Officers of the army and navy of Greece recently went on a strike against the monopolizing of all the good places by pets of the royal family. Strange to say, the strike was successful. There having been grave legal doubt of Iiis guilt, Y resident Cleveland made a New Year's present of his liberty to Nel son Evans, who has served four years in' prison for alleged complicity in the wreck of a Philadelphia bank. Mr. Evans was a director, nnd only technically, if at all! guilty. Yet there are people still bold enough to undertake bank directorships On New Year's Hay the wonderful and famous opera bouffe military staff of Gov. Morton of New York displayed its hip boots for the benefit of military science for the last time. The staff of his suc cessor will wear regulation uniform. WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE. E. n. R. Green, son of-Hetty Green, the richest woman in America, Is about to become a railroad king. He will probably add a trunk line from St. Louis to Gal veston, Tex., to his interests. ' "William Onions, the London East End poet, better known as "Spring Onions," spent his Christmas In prison for being drunk and disorderly. Slgnor Crispl has taken time by the fore lock In having his marble monument erected in the Naples cemetery. The only inscrip tion on It is "Crispl." British generals have pririlcges.not "corded to peers In thetjEnglish police .courts. STr Reginald Glppsj who. was re cently summoned for riding, a .bicycle on a footpath at7 AJdershot, sent W's servant to pay his fine ot Bs and tcTtender an apology, wliich the magistrate "accepted!" J Several peers' wives who were' guilty ot 400 Men's Suits . . . 300 Mejtifs jOyenioats J Jj ' l i f 1 11 w tllni is'l - vl rn. fJM V JO The regular prices are $10, $12.50 and $15.00. Your choice for ... . We assure you this offering is worth your. serious, and prompt con sideration. They're OUR Suits and OUR Overcoats that's all we need say for you to understand what an opportunity is before you. SAKS' GUARANTEE is satisfaction or .your money back under all circumstances. carrying unmuzzled lapdogs in their car riages were obliged to attend court in person last year. Russia's czarina, a worthygranddaughter or Queen Victoria, is righting the practice of sucking tobacco prevalent among the women at the court. Slie is said also to have shut down on her husband's allow ance or cigarettes. She is also said to be not so well liked as she was. ' Lord Savile's estates have already paid more death duties than any others inEng land, and now- that he Is deail must pay a tax of "a million dollars to the treasury He aW his brothers were the illegitimate sons of. the eighth Earl of Scarborough, who bequeathed to the eldest as much of hisl)ropcftyas Ife could: '. Lady Harberton, the apostle ot dress r,eform in England, is the wife .or- the vieount of that name. 'She is described as an weird-looking lady, who parts her hair on one hide, scorns corseU andbe Iong.i to the Pioneer club." . - Last spring Queen Natalie or Servia lost a valuable diamond ring in Paris. Arter much vain searching 'the queen aiinounred that ir found she wouhV give It to the Little Sisters of the Toor.. It has now turned up' and the sisters nre going to rafrie it, 20,000 tickets at a franc each. ir the stories told or his wealth are true, Congressman Sprngue, the new representa tive from the Eleventh Massachusetts dis trict, will be the richest member or the House. His wire is said to possess $25, 000,000, "and oh her wedding day she gave "Charlie" a check ror $1,000,000, a sum he has sln6e greatly increased. Mr. Sprague was a young lawyer in Boston bcrore his marriage. THE LOUNGER. The year ended with several sensations in European diplomatic circles. The first and most Important was that Sir Philip Currie, British ambassador to the porte, sent a note to his government, which in formed it that Russian engineers were building forts at the very mouthyif the Dardanelles, that one of these works was already completed, and 10-inch Krupp rifles were mounted in the emplacements, and that three slmilai works were building. As the sultan has German and native en gineers in his service, England, not un naturally, wishes to know why Russian officers are doing tins work, and why guns rrom the Imperial Arsenal, at St. Peters burg, are being mounted in these em placements, and last and most important of all, Lord Salisbury wants to know whj this work has been kept a secret from all the ambassadors of the signatory powers to the Berlin treaty. It may seem a small matter to Ameri cans, but there is in tills incident the germ cf a great European row. In truth, Russia is now thepredominaut power of the world. See how Prince. Lobanoff, late Imperial minister of foreign affairs, checked Japan just on thcevc of capturing Pekln and as sumed a protectorate over China. He " borrowed $100,000,000 at 4 per cent to belpChina pay the first indemnity due Japan! anu reioaneu ino uuma m o ju-i .un.,iuua making 1 per cent clear for Russia. In re turn for this Russia has .obtained from China enormous concessions. The only one that Europe knows of ceitaiuly is the gift of Port Arthur for a naval station, which practically allows Russia to controL the Lao-Ting or Regent Sword Peninsula and to build a railway-through Manchuria to the sea. Then in Europe she seems to have a grip on what has been the desire of every Russian czar since Peter the Great (who, wliile dying, in husky whispers-adjured his successor to "look.to the south ward"),the Mediterranean and Constantino ple. Small wonder is it then, that France is uncertain, all Europe is wondering, states men areendeavorhigvto fathom the plans of the great ruler of the North, while ,M. Nelidoff andthe imperial cabinet at. St. Petersburg are playing a game of politics that comprehends the world. L note, by tho.way, that M. Nicholas Schish kine is second in rank at the Russian for eign orfice. A few of us remember M. Schishkine as an ornament of the dip Ipmatic corps. Away back In the late seventies 'Washington was amazed at the ways of a'new Russian minister. He wiur tall man, with an erect, well-shaped tigure and the face ad eyes of a Tartar. He brought with hint a regular Russian j dedge, driven with; three hor.?eS" abreast, j , But the delight and awe o& the-Hinall 1 boys, black and white, was M. Schisljj! tfihe'e ,inaujlit,ror"' Hftver." Besides Ids j ornament tliis" littilijit? wuife a" sworu1.' a J A r- Jhe40o5uits ' .are Single and Double-breasted Sacks, in the most fashionable effects .of the season. Guaranteed all wool ' -Cheviots, Cassimeres and Worsteds "guafanjeed perfect-fitting. $ C M V Saks and "Saks' hmg, straight blade. At all festivities, this odd coachmun was in evidence in the string of diplomatic equipages, that al ways have precedence when in attend ance at our official functions, over the carnages, and drivers of American citi zens. There were times when nothing would be visible of this manjlk, enveloped In furs, except his shining ejes and his sword. The small lads gazed at him from afar, at.d wondered if lie would cut a boy's head off, and what provocation "would be.rcquiced before such extreme measure wouiil Jue resorted to. For some reason M. Schlshkine did not remain here verv long. One day,- a year or two afterward, in '. passing Cheshain House. London, the re si- j deuce of the Russian ambassador, to the 1 court of St. James, I observed two gentle men entering a superb equipage. One was about six feet in stafire, erect and soldierly. He wore a well-fitting but- - toned up frock, with a bit of ribbon in the first buttonhole of the leTt lapel. I recog ni7ed him at once, as Gen. Ignatief, then Russian ambassador. The other lifted lus hat mast politely, and I was surprised to meet again M. Schishkine. Since then he has been ambassador to China, to Aus tria, for awlule to Sweden and' Norway, and now, he is on the second step from the pinnacle of his professional career. I think he will get there. He struck me as a man who always knew just what he wanted, whose motto, like Count Cavocus, was; "Patience, patience, and deal the cards!" If he lives five years the amiable, shrewd young Cossack of 1S78, will be Russian minister of state; and sit in the seat of Nesselrode and Gortchakoff. Do -you know how mtiny premiers Russia has had since 1S12? Precisely three, down to Prince Lobanoff, who tiled last fall. They were Nesselrode Gortchakoff and De G!er3, whose death promoted Prince Lobanoff,-then ambassador at the English court. France, In the lime mentioned, has had over fifty prime ministers. No wonder Russian diplomacy never falls, Is silent and sure. There is one advantage in being an absolute monarch When you get a good man, you can keep him. Rus sian ministers of foreign affairs never re sign; they always die in office. So died Nesselrode, Gortchakoff, Do Giers and Lobanoff. That is the way it should be. No wonder Russia is dominating her half of the world. And since we nre discussing Russia, the war minister, Gen. Vannavsky, gave Gen. von Schweinitz, the German ambassa dor to St. Petersburg, a scare recently that he will not recover from soon. The German was talking of the cavalry of his majesty, the Emperor "William's army, as being the finest and most numerous m Europe. "Of course,"' he said, "I know the Rus sian emperor has a greater force than ours." The Russian minister, a very celebrated cavalry corps commander in his younger days, listened calmly, with an utterly impassive face. When the other had ended, Gen. Vannavsky said to him: " "How manyhorlemen do you think my imperial master could put into the field if there were occasion?" The German did not know. The minis ter touched a button which called in a moment the officer in charge of the cavalry records and .rolls of the army. "Bow many mounted and equipped men have ve ready for active service now, colonel?" The colonel looked at his chief and then glanced at 'the German. "Oh, you may state our inountedstrength. I am sine nis Excellency Gen. von Schweinitz will not mention it," said the Russian minister of war, smiling. "We have equipped and fit for duty, counting the Central Asian irregulars, 1,300 000 men." Think o.f a body of cavalry that would easily reach from Washington to Baltimore, marching in column of fours. The Ger man was amazed, as was all Europe, when the war ministers ot the several states learned what the German ambassador had communicated to his sovereign respecting the enormous strength of the Russian army. Great Britain still leads the world on thu scTa- But Russia, if there were need, could arm and equip .as Infantry 3,000,000 men. Washington is likely to have a visitor of unusual' consequence this season. I mean Lord William Beresrord, a younger brotherof Lord Charles, who isnow a junior sea lord, a.full. captain In the royal navy, and the coming, power In -England' fleet, if the ubleskpiopliets have due knowledge Take a Tumble and they've fallen clear through the bottom price of any precedent. The reason is a plain one wa'vetoo many of 'em. The remedy is harsh treatment but one big reduction is better than a half dozen small ones fairer to you shows our earnestness. ,50 The 300 Overcoats 2 are every one high-class I garments made just M nc ftA frnnr flrwur in. m.LrA am u. nvmiui, nun Luiuurwv. tin of the best qualities of imported Kerseys, fleltons.Vicunas, xlontagnacs, Beavers, etc lined with silk, silk and wool and double warp Italian. P The regular prices are $22.50, $25, $27.50 and $30, and twenty three are $35 coats. Your choice for . . Company, Corner." of what they are talking about. Lord William BUI, he is called by Archibald Forbes and a few old friends with whom he foregathers is coming to look us over, and, I suspect, incidentally to see what sort of condition his wife's estate isin. Miss Lily Price, row Lady Eeresford, was a beauty in Washington m the early years of Gen. Grant's Second term. Com modore Cicero Price, one of the old-time officers of the Navy, died about twenty years aj,o, leaving his handsome daughter little in the way of an heritage, bejond a si.otless name, and one always coupled with distinguished' courage. Since then Miss Price has been Mrs. Hammersly.the Duchess or Marlborough, and now Is Lady Beresford The routine with which she endowed that wretched apology for a man. the late Duke or Marlborough, was a gift from Mr. Hammersly's estate- Luckily her second died before he could waste much of it on that horrid (IId Bastile Blenheim, which the Yanderbilt estate is i.ow re pairing to the tune of $l,C00,C0u of the old commodore's hard-earned money. If the hard-swearing head of the l.ouse of Yanderbilt could but revisit this world and see some of his grandsons-in-Iaw, Erebus would turn blue with brimstone at his words. But to my subject. Beresford Is a good fellow, who has repeatedly shown his courage on the battlefield. He .has the Victoria cross, which he won for a deed ot exceptional valor, while a captain In the Ninth Lancers, temporarily serving with Gen. Sir Redvers BuIIer, now adju tant general of the British army. He has never been in America, and I am curi ous to hear what he will have to say of us. I hear that the "swell set" of New York men are making great arrangements for his entertainment. If the entertainment is to- be ot the character of that Mr. Howard Seeley was offered by his brother. Mr. Herbert B. Seeley, in New York, recently, I am well enough acquainted with Lord William to say he will decline it. He isn't that kind of man. Lord William is a manly man. Though nearly firty he is an uncqualed horseman, a crack shot, and one who will "put up his hands" before any gentleman boxer of his weight and age in England. He likes a good drink- and a good story, bat he u$ not the emasculated creature who poses as a man and indulges in vices that twenty yeara ago we supposed had died with the awful licentious years preceding the ending of Imperial Rome. Lord William will probably go South, as he wants to see our splendid wild turkey in his native haunts, and take a shot at the big black bear of the Yazoo bottoms, or the great Atchafalaya swamp. Likewise, it would please him to take home a good head or a. buck, dropped by his bullet. PICKED UP AT HOTELS. Arlington. . Felix McCloskey is"in the city, and. in the language attributed tp. the Duke of Wellington, on a dissimilar occasion, "the battle can now go on.," Mr. McCloskey was at the Arlington last night, surrounded by a group of his ad mirers, to whom he is a joy forever. Ha was in a reminiscent mood, with tenses varying from past to future. Mr. McOloskcymeaus Brooklyn whenever he speaks ot "home," but he is really a citizen of the world. He Is a relative of the great cardinal of-thc" same name, and .since the death of Doorkeeper Bassett.is probably the oldest living employe of the Senate. The Fifty-fourth Congress, hav ing no reverence for antiquities, dis placed him, and the familiar friend of Webster and Clay is. for the first time of nearly half a century, cut r office. His acquaintance- among public men is bewilderlngly numerous-. He stood behind the chair of Webster in the old Senote chamber, when that great orator made his celebrated speech on the construction of tho Constitution, in reply to Hayne of South Carolina. He was . real '"49'er," and rcmembcrs'San Francisco when It was a village. He helped organize the first vigilance committeo in California. He was sergeant-at-arms. of the Charleston convention In 1860. For the lat rifty years there has hardly a man arisen to prominence in the country, but who became ( acquainted more or less familiarly with Felix McClotkey. Hs can talk the "lHstde" politics of any State in thellrnon tothapurtyleailcrx thereof, and give thcrn points of which they did not dream. Wheals thc"co"ursr as well SAKS' MOTTO: No otherhouse does', everdid, or ever will, sell such sterling qualities at such low prices as we quote. of mundane events-, he goes to his reward it will be realized 'that he was a distinct addition to the gaiety of nations. National. "Few people realize,' said Mr. E. A. Buell of Norfolk, Va at the National Hotel last night, "how important a figure the meek and lowly peanut has become in the economy and trade of the world Folks that buy them, hot and fresh, five cents a hag, are too apt to limit their ideas to that particular use of the goofcer, but as a matter of fact, it is one of the least important. "Norfolk is the emporium of the peanut trade, and the sandy country around that city seems especially suited for their growth. Many millions ot bushels are raised in Virginia and North Carolina and come to Norfolk, either for export or for shipment to other points. Over in France they use peanut oil as an adulterant or or substitute for olive oil, and evtn In a perfectly natural state, it can hardly be distinguished from tlmU oil. But its principal use ia in soap making. - "Marseilles is the chier point of manu facture or such soap, which comprise the fancy toilet soaps so largely exported from France. "The oil cake, or meal from which the oil has been expressed, is sold to the gov ernment and is a. favorite article of food among the soldiers ot the French and. Indeed, of other continental armies. The coarer qualities are used by the cavalry for horse feed. "So important is the industry of sonp making from peanut oil. that over $5, 000,000 worth of the nuts are imported from Algeria and Asia Minor, besides what comes from this country. "It is this competition which we have to meet, and which prevents the Virginia farmer from getting rich in one or two season." "Willard's. Gee John P. Donahoe, of Wilmington. Del., is at Willard's. He is the national commander of the Union Veteran Legion, having been elected to that position during the encampment of that organization held in this city in October. Mr. William R. Wooters, of Philadelphia, who Is the vice commander, is registered at the same hotel- The Union Veteran Legion has a pecu liarity of constitution that Is specially worthy of note. It denies membership to others than volunteers who offered their services to the United States prior to July, 1S6'J. In other words, they make patriotism alone the only test of membership. It is interesting to observe in retrospect thatthe establishment of this niledevelopetl the fact that the call to arms in the earlier months ot the war was answered by a host of volunteers, the majority of whom were not out of their teens, which shows that the heart of youth more quickly responds to the call to battle than does the older generation, if love of country or mera glory without gain, he Che incentive- Tho average age of the Union Veteran Legion s probably less than firty-slx years. Cochran. . Amoug the arrivals, at the Cochran last &iht were Mrs- Gciu George B. McCIellan, Mr. Edward N. Loomis. New York; John Browning and Mrs. Browning, Atlanta; I Fdward Miller, of Florida, and Mr. anil Mrs. A J. Martin, of Albany, N. Y. PLEASANT REJOINDER. Editor Times Aside frer.. the little per sonal pleasantries which the unequal op- portmfities of au editor enables cirn to In dulge in at the expense of a correspondene who has tread upon his toes, ihe editorial declaration of The Times of yesterday morninfj that Its new management had not nnwittitigly sdVcunibed to the insidious in fluences of a wily street railway corpora tion, but that II "wishes the aceotnplish- ! ment ot the same purpose that he has in view," Is quite graMfyirig-. not only to tha "irascible" correspondent who stirred tip the editor's ire, but to the many thousands of The Times' readers in this city. who. lika your correspondent, have a very decided prejudice toward permitting any further waste- of time In fruitless experiments or j Insincere promises to experiment with an I exptoslve'and otherwise impracticable nov ilty which has been fairly tested and coo 1 deumed -eiaewlicre and everywhere it has rfc.een tried. " T. P. KAXK. '