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THE MOENDTG TIMES, 5M0isrDAY, JASTtTAIlY 25, 1897-
THE 1SH1T0N TIES (MORXXSO, EVENING ASD SUXDAY.I BY 1HE WASHINGTON TIMES COMPANY. HUTClil-S BUILDING, ICOETIIEAST COHNEn B ASD TENTH STS. Telephone Editorial Rooms, -151. Bus ucss OJUce, IGiO. Price Morning r Evening EdiUon..Ono Cent Sunday Edition Tlireo C.ents Monthly, by Carrier I.Iorninc end Sunday. Thirty-flvs Cents Evening TlHlty Cents Morning, ) Evening aud -Firrr Cents B u n day. ) MY 3UIL. POSTAGE PUKPA1D. Morning, Evening and Sunday 50c Morning: and Sunday 35c Evening and Sunday 35c The Times has a regular and per manent Family Circulation much greater than any other paper, morn ing or evening, published in "Wash ington. As a Xe s aud Advertising Medium It lias :io competitor. If patrons of The Times, whether In the city or suburbs, who do not get a prompt and regular delivery will notify the office, the Irregu larities will have immediate atten tion. Telephone "o. 337. WASHINGTON. I). a. JANUARY 25. 1S97 AX EXACT IWIIITY. Tn a colloquy with Mr. Sherman in the Senate, over the alleged Olney -Sherman conference in relation to the future policy of the Government in Cuban mutters, Sen ator Turpie concluded his remarks with a very surprising statement. He is report ed as Baying "'Whatever the differences may be as to the independence of Cuba, I think every Senator iiere favors the inde pendence of the Senate." Has Mr. Turpie already forgotten the time when the same Senate, with a clear majority pledged to and believing in the sac-redness ot the American bimetallic standard, was lashed and spurred by the Executive into repealing the purchasing clause of the Sherman act? Does not Mr. Turpie know that the Ad ministration regards the independence ot the Senate in exactly the same light that It regards the independence ot Cuba? IKISn IXDrSTltlAL INVOLUTION'. In one of our exchanges there has ap peared a -erj- interesting letter from Mr. Horace Flunkett, an Irish member of Par liament, on the comparatively recent in troduction in Ireland of industrial organ ization and methods, which furnishes , ground for the belief that the people ot that kingdom are solving some ot their economic problems in the best of ways, which is that of self-help and combination. Mr. I'lunkett states that seven years ago a movement was inaugurated looking to the substitution ot modern scicnUlic devices and facilities in dairying for the crude manual methods formerly In use. At that time the once excellent reputation ot Irish butter in English markets had been lost through the competition ot Bel gian and other producers, who used joa chineryt aud so reduced cost and secured a better and more uniform product. All that lost ground lias been recovered, and the Irish co-operative dairying interest is expanding and on the high road to success. It is represented at the present time by sixty-eight co-operative societies with a membership of G,000 persons. Twelve new creameries arc under construction. The sales for 169G aggregated about S 1,7 00, 000, and the average net price for butter fcy the hundredweight was 22 cents. Dur ing the same period domestic butter aver aged 1G cents. TbK is one of the straws going to show that there are recuperative forces at work in the -Old Sod," which yet may accom plish wealth and wonders. mi-: passing of the scepter. In his very able paper on the condition ftrthe American railway interest, recently published in the New York Sun, Mr. Robert P. Porter presents a massofinfoimation.ot nature anything but encouraging to the hope that our great national transporta tion system might soon recover from the depression and disasters of the past years. He tells ub that the last general balance sheet oX-thc railways of the United States shows that we now have over 180,000 roiles of road in the country, with a. total valuation, including all equipment and property, ot close to $12,000,000,000. mi is more than twice the aggregate of capital invented in all our manufactures, and, a4- a national asset, is only second to the total value of all farms in the United States. Mr. Porter states that practically half of this enormoublnvestment is not yielding any return, and that the bliplitofinsolveucylsteadily settling down upon our entire system. In 1895 seventy per cent of all the outstanding stock of the entire system paid nothing in divi dends; and the same is true or seventeen per cent of the bonds. The reduction of rates, between 1S90 aud 1895, represents a loss t jevenuc of over 100,000,000. There is much more in the presentment, end it all makes for the conclusion that Trithout a restoration of traffic and paying rates the universal bankruptcy of railways 1b duse at hand. But how is that to be avoided under the cruel logic of the exist ing situation? Fatal contraction of the currency, combined with increased foreign competition, had placed -agriculture in a position "where it is generally without profit, even with the advantage ot the relatively low rates of carriage, which, in 1cm, are sinking therailways. The trans portation interest has suffered, and most severely. In the general foreclosure of all Industry and business, which was the in evitable operation of the gold standard contraction, and, largely. It has passed, for sl ong, into the hands of the giant gold syndicate ot London and New York which cassed the conditions andthe panic of 1S93, and which now nas possession of the railways and nearly everything else in the Union. "What yet remains to investors, eutsidc of the syndicate circle, will be taken in before the full tale Is told. As an independent material force andorgnniza Uon the name-of-the American railway interest is Ichabod in Hebrew, and, in the vernacular, Mudl Tunc was when the combined railways ruled the country and dictated its legisla tion, not a little, through railway attorney statesmen. That day has nabbed, with the passing of the system into the pawn broker's hands. The latter repluces the railway magnate, the stockholder and everybody else in the control of govern ment, legislation and an overburdened people, helpless against the new and grind ing imperialism. TJIE MAYOR'S CAllINKT. It is a law of nature that a plant will not reach its highest development outside ot its proper environment- An illustration of this dictum is seen in the case of the Hon. Josiali Quiucy, sometime Assistant Secretary ot State, and now mayor of Boston. Whether it was the general po litical atmosphere of the capital, the confined air ot the big triple-headed de partm"nt building, or only a typographical .error that ailed Mr. Quincy, it was evident that this was not, at the. time, the habitat most conducive to the evolution ot his" best powers. There is another scientific doctrine, to the effect that, all fruitful vegetation of the Temperate Zone yields its best results in quality and productiveness near the northern limit 'of its possible growth. That eems to fit the Quincy case, too; because, as Executive of the Northern Athens, he is becoming quite fruitful of advanced and intelligent ideas in connec tion with municipal government. Among other good tilings, he has called to his official .aid an advisory cabinet composed ot two members chosen from the Associated Board or Trade, and one representative each from the Chamber ot Commerce, tne Clearlng-House Association, the Mer chants' Association, the Real Estate Ex change, and the Shoe and Leather Asso ciation. To this body Mayor Quincy refers for counsel, concerniug tilings aud meas ures which affect the property, industrial, financial, or commercial interests of his superb city. This places him in a situa tion always to obtain sound business ad vice, to avoid municipal blunders, and easily to arouse all the composite forces of local business organization, of good order and effective government, in the in terests of economy and reform, whenever that may be desirable or necessary. The old, sturdy, Quincy fruit at length is ripening upon the scion of the stock called Josiah. HERO OF THE HAILS. Another railway hero Is added to the listot gallant fellows who have sacrificed their lives to save the lives. ot others. At Trenton, N. J., Isaac Slack, a freight conductor, saw four cars break loose from a train lie had just left and start down the track for a head-on collision with an approaching passenger train. ne made a rush and succeeded in climbing to the top ot the first car, and in putting on the brake. It was too lace to prevent the collision, and the shock threw him to the ground and instantly killed him. But his effort had nearly stopped the freight cars, and the' crash was not great enough to injure anyone else. The Americau soldier and sailor in their best estate are not more faithful or devoted than the brave American railroad man. MILITARY TELEGRAPHERS. We are. in receipt of a communication from a former officer of the United States Signal Corps, who, while he acknowledges the value of the services rendered by the military telegraphers during the war, takes issues .with. Thu Times as to the dangerous nature of that service. He thinks that they generally conducted their operations under condit ions of personal safety. What ever may have been our correspondent's experience in the premises, we have heard upon reliable authority, of many instance which would amply Justify what we have venture to say regarding the Military Telegraph Corps, which, of course, was not intended to detract from the glory of anyone else. They have called a newly discovered Alaska peak "Mount McKinley," because it is about 20,000 feet high, like the tariff of the same name. The President ought to feel thoroughly refrigerated after his ducking. Under the coaching of Counselor Ed Hay, Mr. Mansfield is becoming a smart Elk. The Union Pacific suit seems to fit, not withstanding the government's lien, and it Is big. Why not retain Harrison as an "upper benjamin" to go with that suit? Brigham won't dol It sounds too Young for the Cabinet. The last lot of Ivory seized by England proved rather expensive. We. warn the committee to engage only union bricks for inauguration hats. Why not-rerer Addicks to the Joint Com mittee on Charities? Why fortiry the coast? The Queen will take care ot us all right. The Commissioners don't mind hitting the pipe, if It smokes black. Gen. Gros'vcnor likewise regards him aB a stuffed profit. Raise the blind! Judge Goff "sees" Mc Kinley. - Mr. Gage would find every facility for banking and broking in the Treasury De partment; Tor although he is rooted in the banking business, he could root here all the same. "How presidents are made," was a "charred toast to make poor'Mark respond to. The U. P . syndicate is a good enough J. P. Morgan till after Inauguration. Mary, Nancy and Hanna! All mothers of presidents. Only the Dupont powder works could furnish the necessary means ot reform for Delaware. Snap Shot Interviews- If yu have never smoked the nargilah, water pipe, you have never experienced tne perrect smoke, and don't know the joy there, is In tobacco. There is no nicotine in a nargilah smoke, and you can inhale your smoke an hour and not be hurt. And the the flavor is exquisite. Two million people smoke the water pipe in this country, men and women, and more are learning the delights of it every day. Nobody ever goes back to cigars who once acquires the taste. Three hundred people use it in Washington .already. II. David, Egyptian Smoking Parlor. The drug business Is like all the others, though you might not think it, In suffering from the hard times. Most people have to be pretty sick now before they buy medi cines. When times are prosperous adver tising will often bring business from well people, who wonder if, perhaps, they may not be sick a little bit anyway. We ex pect to do more business after the inaugur ation. This doesn't mean lor a minuN. however, that we expect 111012 sickiie, unless jt may come from the -1th of Mr.rw weather. T. E. Ogram, Druggist. 1 We are to have three bicycle circuit meets, probably, tlii.scomingbeason. There will be plenty of good sport in wheeling circles, more than ever before. Bicycling will increase enormously, too. A good many men are intending to have two wheels this reason, one for business aiid one for pleasure, or one for road riding arm one tor racing. K. M. Dobbins, Agent White Flyer. 1 It will seem strange not to have the Marine Band figuring in any way ab the inauguration festivities. A good many peo ple will be disappointed, I fancy, and will, think that a mistake has been made in not securing itsserviccs. Donald MueLeod. Organist, St. Paul's Church. The Choral Society expects to have a Tine season, artistically and financially. It is very much alive and its officers are working hard. The results will show for themselves. Amy C. Leavitl, Secretary. I believe that better times are coming after the -1th ot March, and that the stock market is to have a fine bull movement. Everything that Is sound will go up. Dennis Canty, Broker. "What the Xegro AVaiits. (From the Colored American.) The Times newspaper or this eify speaks right out for what it conceives to be right, and we are pleased to see so much courage In a daily journal puhlishcdi at the National Capital. In its Issue of the 20th instant The Morning Times had a very sensible editorial under the caption of "Education the Solution " This editorial referred chiefly to an address made by Prof. Hooker T Washington advising tlie negro to utilize the forces of natuie In the production of wealth. In the con cluding paragraph of the editorial above referred to The Times gives the true situation of the race in this country more accurately than, perhaps, even The Times is aware of. It sa3"s: 'Combined with the statistical evidence that our coloied population is making rapid progrcssinnearly all the departments of national activity, it is at once pleasant and encouraging to note the confidence with which the leaders of the Tace, like Prof. Washington, look forward to still greater accomplishments.. It is worthy of note that, colncidentally, they disclaim any desire for cVncespiou or recognition from their Caucasian co-citizens which first has not been fully earned by worthy achievements 011 their own part.'' The Times Is precisely right; we claim nothing that we have not fully earned. We ask for justice, and nothing more. This Anti-Drink Medicine. Hotel habitues were amazed yester day, says the New York correspondent ot the Pittsburg Dispatch, when one of tho best-known actors daily seen on the Rialto refused to take a drink. Such a thing had heretofore been unheard of, and his friends were alarmed. Pharmacists 1 oth up and down town had an explanation that showed that this fa orite actor had not suddenly, lose his reason, as was at first feared. They explained that he had probnblj been taking anti diink medicine without, his knowledge. There are two kinds of medi cine for which a heavy demand lias sud denly sprung up. One is the "anti-Jag" and the other the "anti-dope," for the whisky and morphine habits, respectively. Wives, mothers and sweethearts arc the heaviest purchasers of these medicines al waysunder veil of secrecj . They can be given without the knowledge of the pa tient in coffee or food, and are said to be very efficacious. So when our boon companion puts his hands over his vest and says: "No, thanks; 1 don't feel like drinking today," Just look wise and ,say nothing. The Oldest Tree in the World. r In the royal gardens at Kew there is a brancn of what is said to be the oldest tree in the world the famous dragon tree (Dracaena draco) or Oratava. This tree, which was destroyed by' a great gale some years ago, was, the new weekly paper the Rocket says, supposed to be at least 2,000 or 3,000 years old some assigned It a much longer growth. A branch was removed from It and brought to Kew, where it still thrives; it may be seen in the Economic house. Westminster Gazette. Several Puns in This. (From the New York Journal.) The Tennessee girl who swallowed her engagement ring has come to the con clusion that one swallow does not make a summer. She has encountered a decided frost in the announcement of her lover, who has declared oft all further pro ceedings under the ring rule. "Weyler'ri "Wit. Aide They tell me, general, that Macco Is getting woefully blioithanded. Wesier Not so shorthanded as we are. And the eminent captain general smil ingly pointed to his foilorn hope of thirty sevenexpertstenographers. CIcvelandPJain Dealer. Sunflower Philosophy. It is easier to fool the whole world than to fool three or four kin. All the unhappincss in the world Is the tesult of people looking for happi ness. There is everything in knowing enough to quit before you become tiresome. After a woman gets through grieving over her husband's death, she begins to celebrate. Every man who has all the good cards imagines he is playing a deep game. Every married woman confesses that she cried all night the night before sho got. man led. As soon as one crop of amateur chust nuts fall off the Christmas tree, a new crop is ready; thcreis no relief. When a man is single he can't wait to end his own freedom. That done, he makes quick work of his wife's. You often hear of bull headed luck. There is no such thing; it is bull headed industry, bull headed perseverance, bull headed economy. If a man is engaged in business, he must keep at lb to make it a success, never stopping long enough to acknowl edge the applause that others are giving his efforts- Crime jai(d Hypnotism' Experts sny-thub there is little real pos sibility of hypnotism over becoming a great criminal .agent. In the first place, tho de tection of the rqal criminal would be so easy that It W.Sufd be safer for him to d6 tho work himself., it is practically Im possible for a hypnotist to compel a per son under hypnotic influence to commit an act wblch in hisrjgjit mind he would spurn. For instance, a. kyidinghypnotlst has often suggested-to people under the influence of hypnotism that they were drunk, but they positively refused to accept the suggestion, saying they nover drank intoxicatlngllquors and lb was ridiculous to suppose that they wore drunk. No efforts would make them alter their opinion. If a man firmly makes up his mind in a waking state that he will not do a tiling ho will not do It for a hypnotist. A Philadelphia woman brought her son to see a hypnotic professor. The boy ate nothing but mcatand bread and his mo'.hcr wanted a desire for-vegetables implanted in ids mind. The boy. "Was willing to be hypnotized but said it would do no good he could not be forced to eat vegetables, tn a deep 'stagi of hypnosis1 he could not be induced to eat vegetables, and when thp hypnotist Insisted too firmly the boy was thrown into his waking state. After the boy had been reasoned with before being thrown into the sleep he was finally made to eat vegetables when under the control of the hypnotist. This shows that urfleW the subject acqulesceslieforeliand no efforts 011 the part ot the hypnotist can avail. A case in Pittsburg' was interesting. Some friends had been experimenting with another friend, a young man, and while he was under control it was suggested' to hiiri that at a certain time next day he should take S10 out of the safe ot his employer. He could easily do this, as the safe stood open and he had charge of the, cash, but he d'd not. He came to a professor of hyp notism shortly after,- however, and ex plained that he had a very strong desire on a certain day to take S10 from his em ployer; he said he had previously been hyp notized,, but did not think criminal sugges tions had been given. After hypnotizing him the proressordiseovered thatsuch sug gestions had been given and dispelled the idea, awakened Uic puzzled young man and sent him away rejoicing. "I do not think that hypnotism can inter fere with the free moral agency of an in dividual," says a man learned in the arc. "It may create a desire, but In my judg- iiiL-nu iu ih uiw.ij!, wiujiit uie power 01 mc man hypnotized to 1 e.slst that ,is, it the suggestion is post-hypnotic. Jubt what might be accomplished in some cases when the pertun Is actually in a deep state of hypnosis is a question of some doubt in my mind. I cannot conceive whyany man who has had practical experience with this sub ject can maintain that when a person is hypnotized he is reduced to a meie autom aton; J can readily see vhyji novice might infer as much, hup not an experienced hyp notist." v QUEER DRESS OP FAMOUS MEN A vriter in'an English weekly "remin isces" about eccentricities of costume af fected by famous men, apropof"ot a dis patch which says" that Mascagni, while working at his new Japauese opera, arrays himself iii a flowing robe and turban. Many writers, composers, painters, and sculptors have believed that their flow of ideas was helped by the adoption of some peculiar stjie of dress. Victor Hugo, who was always bent on calling attention to his genius, btartlctltiie world at one time by taking as hU. infidel the figure of the "Creator" in Michael Angelo's frescoes. Lamartlne, with curious perversity, pre ferred to be known as a politician, archi tect, or financial authority, rather thau as a poet, and used to dress, in accordance with these aspirations, in u tightly but toned frock coat. Buffon wrote his NaturalHistory,1 ' f rom. beginning to end, attired in full court dress, rurfles, aud frills, "fitly to sus tain the dignity of the subject." Dnmas would probably have preferred to dispense with clothing altogether if he couldJiave had hLs way. He used to "take roff hiS"Coat and vest,' unfasten' hfrt "sliirt collar, turn up hLs sleeves-to theelbows.and Iec down his braces'' before beginning to write. Wagncrcomposed In his well-known fuuoy costuiiie of black velvet, with a, sort of Tani'O'Shantcr to match. Beianger used to "get himself up" to iobk like an old concierge, It was ,his habit to wear a red rose in his button hole in order tx draw- attention to the fact of his not being decorated. .Odd Itpins From Every where. Asparagus is the oldest known plant used for food. - The Industrial Aid Sdclety' of' Boston found work for 3,700 people last year. The shah of Persia possesses a sword Tallied 'at $50,000. ' His father wore it on his first visit to Europe. The banks ot Newfoundland arc formed by the sand, leu and btone brought from the north by the icebergs. The sea has no hcrblverous animal. It is a great slaughter-house, where all the inhabitants prey on each other. At the point where the Mississippi river flows out of Lake Itasca it is only ten feet wide and eighteen inches deep. In Scotland chocolate drops Tilled with whisky are forcing the once popular pep pei mint lozenges out of thcTnarket. The Buddhist monastry of Haine, in Thibet, is the loftiest-inhabited point in the world. It is 17,000 fect,above sea level. No bird can fly backward without turn ing. The dragon-fly, how.cver, can ac complish this feat and outstrip any swal low. In ten years $1,000,000 has been paid out by the casualty fund of the British Benevolent Institution to injured railway men and their families. , t I . A JParis burgjar "wlio yearned to be at the top of hispj-'ofesslon recently made his way to the supimit of the Eiffel tower and cracked a couple of fenfes'ljeldnging to the restaurs nt and theater which are conducted ab the giddy Jie,ight. Auditor Dunn; of Minnesota, In his an nual report to the legislature says the grants ot land to the railroad companies by Congress and'bjvthe State within the limits of Minnesota have amounted to 20,000,000 acres. The tatatlarea of the State is about 10,000,000 acre?. Eeputation , In the ancient town of Salem, When the Puritan held his sway, Tabitha met with Thomas, One brilliant autumn day. Now Tabby was black as an ink spot, And Thomas respectable-gray And it happened their conversation Ran somewhat in this way: Tabitha said to Thomas; "Miainvl Could you lend mc a bone? They've taken my mistress to prison And left me all alone." , , Thomas replied, "Patztausend!" (Or something that sounded like that). "I wonder you dare to be speaking To any respectable catl "You're a'wltcli and a child of the devil; No cat whose color vvas black. . Was ever known to have taken Aught, but tho downward track." "Wow! Waow!" quoth Tabby, "I'll follow Where my reputation's gone!" And there wasn't enough let t ot Thomas To hold -an 'inquest on. L. Lamprey. West End Gossip There is a certain charming Lome near the Executive Mansion whose inmates have the pleasure of many informal little calls from the firstlady in the land, who, by the way, delights to don a street gown "and take a brisk walk on these bracing Janu ary days, unrecognized and fiee from the gaze ot the curious. A day or -two ago, at about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, someone rang the bell at the house referred to. The mistress of the house was very much engaged aud had given orders that no one should be admitted. The maid opened the door, a very little bit, indeed, and, in the gather ing dusk, saw a lady in a trim ulster ot brown cloth with handsome furs and a natty little hat, supplemented bj one ot those very becoming but also very dls- guibing many-spotted veils. The visitor attempted to enter, but was stopped by the conscientious girl, who paid: "What is the lady's name, please? Mrs. is very busy and" Witli a low ripple of amused laughter the visitor replied, "Mrs. Cleveland,"" and the mistress or the White House walked in and unceremoniously found her waj to her little friend, to wlom she told the Incident with much zest. And as for the maid, she won't recover her usual com placence for a long time, and she said tragically to a sympathetic listener: "Oh, wasn't it awful! and as many times as I've let her In before!" There are some persons who never see the name of Sir Julian Pauncofote in the papers without felicitating themselves that they know him. He is tall and grace ful, as you know, and much as he has been honored by his country and lie is likely to be honored further if the arbitra tion treaty goes through there are his social honors, too, and these he prizes very highly. It has been almost unknown, but on oue occasion there was a little snip of a fellow at the legation who managed to be impolite to his betters on several occa sions n few years ago. But no one ever found Sir Julian anything but genial and obliging. This is one of the arts of diplomacy. It seems to be bred into many of our delightful diplomatic friends who have been schooled at home and abroad. A little friend of mine refers to the fact that Mrs. Cleveland is really more inter ested in mufeicjthan she is commonly sup posed to be. She used to be devoted to Mrs. George Curzon. who was Mary Letter, ot course, partly becau.se of her own dis tinct devotion to mtiic. Another friend ot Mrs. Cleveland who was much at the White House, and who was there partly on account of her interest in music, was Miss Katherine Willard, now Mrs. Bald win. This attachment is a very pleasant thing now, as Airs. Cleveland's attachment for Mrs. Wallace kadcliffe also is, and Mrs. Radcliffe, by the way, is very fond of music. The President's wife has not played the pinno much of late years, but very early In thisadmlnistration she caused to be moved in a fine three-cornered af fair no matter what make it is - and it has often been the center of a quiet but de lighted group of guests ever since. There has been no disposition during the recent visit of Hobart Chatfield Chatfi eld Taylor to these sylvan shades, which are not so .sylvan either until ubout May, to poke fun at him, as indeed there ought not to be. Mr. Chatfield-Taylor was born rich, it is true, and what indicated still better that he possessed a fine judg ment, he married rich, and for these two reasons he has not needed to work. But he has written one. If not more, very creditable books, and he has secured the publication, even In the Cosmopolitan, of somewhat valuable New York articles. He is altogether a very elegant chap, a fine all-round athlete and whip, and a bosom chum of Reginald de ICoven, who is his brother-in-law, and other literary and musical lights of the Windy City by the lakeside. The Spaniards metaphorically walked all over Mr. Chatfield's book about Spain, and perhaps Scnor Dupuy de Lome might not take kindly to him if they were to meet socially, even in the White House parlor; but there is no reason why Mr. Chatfield-Taylor should care for that. It is not thought to be empty specula tion, by some of the politicians, that Hon. J. Sloat Fassett, ot New York, may be a member of the Cabinet. If he should be here again, there would be his family, de voted to entertaining and fully nble to entertain. Mrs. Fassett was Miss Crocker, of San Francisco, and probably had and has several millions In her own right. She spends considerable time in Cali fornia, though the home of the Fassctts is in Elmira, N. Y. Mr. Fassett himself is one of the handsomest men in public life, and he is fond ot society, a hard worker, and a thoroughgoing politician, it is said, but one with a fine soft spot for his children and his home. It is a pleasant thing to see Postmaster General Wilson smoking a cigar after dinner. We are notsupposed to ventureinto the company of a man immediately after dinner, but Mr. Wilson is a fine Mght.never theless, sitting with his cigarette between his fingers, while the smoke arises as if it, too, enjoyed the diversion. Did you ever read Lummis' prcttty scrap of verse en titled ".My Cigarette?" It almost makes a woman want to try one. There is love In the poem, for really it is a poem, and the lover manages to be slighted, of course. One part reads: "My Cigarette! Can I forget How Kate and I in summer weather Sat in the shade the elm trees made And rolled the fragrant weed together? I at her side, beatified, To hold and guide her fingers willing, She rolling slow the paper's snow, Putting my heart in with the filling." " And then the last stanza: "My Cigarette! the fair coquette Has long forgot the flames she lighted, And you and I unthinking by Alike are thrown, alike arc slighted. The darkness gathers fast without; A raindrop on my window plashes, My cigarette and heart are out, And naught is left mc bub their ashes. Nothing to do with Mr. Wilson, has it? but rather pretty. The new Senator-elect from Illinois used to have a picture which he showed his inti mate friends, of his fine large -family of children, and there were at least seven or eight of them. The picture represented them standing all in a row, like the steps of a ladder. Mr. Mason was very proud ot the picture and of the children. Hon. Frank Rockwell, who represented a Massa chusetts district a few years ago, has a similar picture. It represented his seven boys, and they were all standing in a row. Rockwell used to show this, and he, too, was very proud of it, and of his children. A Tip for Ignatins Donnelly. A local paper in Hungary a few days ago published an account of tho rendering ot "King Lear" on the stage ot a very small theater In the town where the paper appears. The Hungarian critic begins his article in this way: "The historians ot literature arc still at daggers drawn as to who wrote Shakespeare's pieces, Shake speare or Bacon. After tonight's per formance of "King" Lear" there cannot be a doubt on the matter if any one will take the trouble to look into the tomb3 ot those two famous men. The one who still lies on his back lias not written King Lear' at any rate, for tho true author during tonight's performance must certainly have turned in his grave." j Exchange. Straps and- Strategy It will be the middle of next month be fore all the arrangements for the military part of the inaugural ceremonies will be perfected, but Col. Cecil Clay and Major Pcixotto are hard at work and satis factory progress Is making. It is not yet known to what extent the regular Army may participate in the parade. It is possible that additional troops may be ordered liere, but nothing positive is yet reported. Some of the States which might be expected to send representatively large bodies of their troops have not yet acted. The New York contingent is In doubt, and there are others. Pennsylvania, so far, promises to be the banner commonwealth in the way of military representatives. Gov. Hastings and staff will be accompanied by the entire division of the Pennsylvania National Guard, under the immediate com mand of Major Gen. Snowden. The di vision consists of the First Brigade, from Philadelphia; four regiments and two battalions of infantry, one troop of cavalry, two batteries ot artillery, and one battalion of naval reserves; the Second Brigade, six regiments of inrantry, cne troop, and one battery, ahd one battalion or naval reservcst and the Third Brigade, five regiments of infantry, one troop, and one battery in all about 8,600 men. From Ohio Goy Bushnell and staff will ride at the head ot a brigade consisting of the Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth State infantry and two batteries. Maryland will present Gov. Lowndes and staff and her First, Fourth and Fifth infantry regi ments, with one battalion ot Naval Re serves. Massachusetts will send one com pany of the First and oue of the Fifth State infantry. Oue or two companies will come from the First Minnesota Infantry. One company ot the Third Illinois will be la line, and one company from the Fourth Missouri. Nebraska Is expected to send the Thurston RlNes, Company L, First Regiment. Tho Newport Artillery, from Rhode Island, and tho Elkius Ca dets, from West Virginia, will represent those States, and there will be one com pany from the Texas Sixth Regiment. Many battalions aud companies arc ex pected additionally, as the "on to Wash ington" fever has not vet reached its height, and there still is time. A number ot Independent military organizations are listed, and more will, attend. The Grand Army ot the Republic and the Union Vet eran Legion are expected, to have about 2,000 men in line. Although nothing on the subject has been promulgated, ic seems, probable that the cadets from West Point will hold the right of the line of Regulars. In addition to the Naval Cadets from Annapolis, the Navy will have a fine :ot or bluejackets, and the Marine Corps, under ColHey wood. All details will have been settled in about three weeks, when Gen Horace Porter, grand marshal, will issue a general order covering everything. The military committee a,nd others inter ested in the reputation ot the city for hospitality are much mortified over the loose talk made some little time ago regarding- the behavior of Pennsylvania guardsmerrat former inaugurations. It is the universal opinion that a finer body uf tioops never visited the city, and if it did happen that fifteen or twenty youngsters out of a whole division happened to make a lark of the occasion it was no great misdemeanor, and, in any case, the Penn sylvania EOldiers as a whole should not be blamed. They were once quartered In the War Department and the authorities there say that they would lie quite welcome again In case the roomwcre not likely to be needed for the West Point Cadets, and perhaps for regulars from a distance. A tendency to charge exorbitantly for use of quarters for troops is occasioning some embarrassment. For a vacant building which the committee think would have been high at $1C0 for three days, the owner wanted $800. The chances are that in ordinate exaction, if at all general, would result in shutting out a great many mili tary organizations now making Inquiries as to the expense of the excursion. It is de sirable to secure all the soldier visitors possible, both for the sake ot the pageant and because it means money- The Penn sylvania Lojs alone will leave $30,000 or $00,000 in Washington. In the current number ot the Journal of the Military Service Institution, Capt. Lcary, ot the Fourth United States Artil lery, has an interesting paper on the Use ot Troops in Civil Disorders, in which he reviews the divergent policies and methods adopted by leading nations in connection with this gravu and import ant question. Local disturbances and riots in the Territories of Great Britain, and the United States are left to the police authorities of the locality, and the military arm is not invoked until Insur rectionary force has become too strong for municipal authority to cope with. In France and Germany, on the contrary there are specific laws and elaborate regu lations covering cases ot civic disorder, providing for the immediate use of troops, under the state ot siege, a modified appli cation or martial law. Operating under such a code, the officer in command knows exactly what he may, or may not, do justifiably, while In England or this country, the commander, called into ser vice upon sudden emergency to suppress riots, is almost entirely at the mercy of any chances he may have to take, in using what he may feel satisfied is only force necessary to the performance of his duty. The powers and responsibilities of an officer in command of troops in cases ot civic disorder, even acting under a decla ration of martial law, are not clearly de fined at this time, owing to varying and uncertain decisions of national and Suite courts on the subject; and he Is always exposed to the application of local statute laws in the event that he is compelled to take life, in the execution of duty. This is an evil .at once suppressive of efficient military service, and tending to encourage riotous resistance to military authority; because it leaves the existence or extent ot that authority open to doubt or denial in the popular mind. The necessity for the use of troops against citizens is always deeply to be deplored; but the avidity with which the vicious and criminal in ourJarge cities seize upon the occasion of strikes and such disturb ances to destroy property and wreak ven geance upon order and society lias made it unavoidable In tho past, and may render it so at any future tiuie. That being the fact, there is undoubtedly urgent need for intelligent and just legislation, both national and State, which shall plainly define the conditions, the rights, duties, responsibilities and immunities of the regular or National Guard officer who is compelled ta deal with mobs. And Then lie Went. "That goes without saying," says young Mc. Vaughn. (The roosters already wore crowing.) "What bothers mo mostly," said Kate with a yawn, "Is something that says without going." Detroit Free Press. J'ot Desirable. Salesman This, madam, would be a handsome Christmas present. Itis unique no other establishment has the article for sale. Customer Then everybody will know just where I got it and bow much it cost. Tuck. WOODWARD SWLOTHROP, . 10th, llth and F Sts. N. W. Onr bnsiness hours cnti! farther notice are :15 to 5iX. Much of the Spring Merchan dise is ready. The counters and shelves are laden with rich beauty and newness. Each day unfolds, some new form of prettiness. This Day Preliminary Opening of Imported and Domestic Wash Fabrics. (First floor Tenth street aide.) Printed Organdies, Plumetis, Indian Dimities, Scotch Zephyrs, Batistes, Lace and Lappet Lawns, Jaconas Lawn, Point D'Alencon, Pompadour Lace Lawn, Jaconet Duchesse Lawn, Organdie Alexe Lawn, Valencia Lawn, etc., etc. Large patterns predominate and floral and Persian effects are much in evidence. Plumetis. Manufactured by Gros, Roman & Cie. Exquisite floral designs. 3u inches wide. 50c. the vard. French Organdies. Made by the best manufacturers, Freres, Koechlm, and KoechUn, Baum- gartmen & Cie. With printings as though the freshest ot flowers had been plucked and scattered over thern 30 inches wide. 37 l-2c. the yard. Scotch Zephyrs. Davidand John Anderson's rieh plaids and neat checks. 32 inches wide. 35c. the yard. Scotch Ginghams. Stripes, plaids, checks beaHtifHl color ings. 29 inches wide. 25c. the yartL Indian Dimities. Irresistibly pretty; daintier printings thau ever. 30 inches wide. 25c the yard. Jaconet Duchesse Lawns. Organdie Alexe Lawns. 30 Inches wide. 12 l-2c the yard. Lace and Lappet effects as fol lows: Bishop Lawns, Lace Jaconas Lawns, Mimosa Lawns, Point D'Alencon Lawns, Lappet Mulls. Pompadour Lace Lawns. 28 to 30 inches wille. 15c the yard. Percales. Stripes, figures beautiful colorings 3G inches wide. 12 l-2c the varcU " ?- Valencia Jaconet Lawns. New patterns and colorings. -32 inches wide. 10c. the yard. Batiste Lawns. Persian patterns, stripes, plaids, and checks amethyst, greens, reds, eto 36 inches wide. 17c the yard. Spring of '97 Woolen Dress Fabrics- We are now showing a goodly assortment of advance styles in both foreign and domestic stuns, including Silks and Wool Fancies for earl- spring, but sufficiently dark for present wear. Scotch Cheviots, Etamines and a particu larly choice collection of the much-to-be-worn Checks shepherd and two and three-toned effects. New Novelty Weaves. All-wool mixtures, in a host ot new springeffects. 36 inches wide. 37 l-2c the yard. New Scotch Mixtures. Look like the genuine Scotch gooda but made In America. 40 to 42 inches wide. 50c. the yard. New Covert or Bicycle Suitings. Five new. attractive and particularly serviceable colorings. 45 Inches wido 75c. the yard. New Etamines. Fine all-wool openwork effects, to ba made over bright contrasting colors brown, Russian greeu, navy, beige, and light gray. 47 inches wide. $1.25 the yard. New Two and Three-toned Checks, Attractive and clever combinations, half wool, 34 inches wide. 25c. the yard. All-wool. 36 inches wide. 37 l-2c tha yard. New Shepherd Checks. All-wool, black and white, blue and white, green and white, brown and white, red and white correct sized checks. 36 inches wide. 50c. the yard. 50 inches wide and finer quality S1.00 the yard. New Scotch Cheviots. All-wool, two-toned, brown, green, and navy effects. 47 indies wide. $1.00 the yard. The Season of '97 grakroideries are here, and just now you can see a very rare and artistic exhibi tion of all that is worth seeing in Hamburgs. They are in unusually choice designs and qualities, com prising the popular English and Scotch Eyelet Effects and the Ser pentine, Rccaille and Rennais sance Lace effects. Novelties in Jaconets, Swiss, Nainsook and' Cambric, including several de signs, which cannot be duplicated later in the season. Woodward & Lofhrop.