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THE JtfOH3TOTG TIMES, STOTD&Y, JASTUABY 31, 1897
. 5 fJft!W S W w'11 M. nor have you seen ri&fMV -J ' JfrpwuHrmwk WiyK J f s-iLX & ci&tvtjw. i ityct re-wot in vy q toMrw, ?sli If H ! llfeSv? rizr twice -the paces asked. 1 If i I Ipi fll f 1 1 llpli jM i --w, lSMmr ' si 'rills j bM SwSstei fj. J 1 0 IIP 8?? This Corset is modeled after MM JgilPI OfllfTQ 44 cents'-has nothing6 do 1 ftthfTC iffi'lK ill VI iJ a with its actual worth. Sizes 18 U lliWl vJo SSL IJSl - . . . to 25 in black satine and white - H'fiSL-cM l.uisLili m, fw b MCI Hill MS. MiiaPW M4tttfJ4 IPl'.r Has toa u (Dratfe msm I notice licit Mr Gage. Mr McKmley's brand-new Secretary of the Treasury, is going to make appointments on merit and not on account of political pressure. This is the sara; old story, Mr. Gage, and you cnunot make any or us here in Washington believe it even a little. Of course a Cabinet officer like, to have meritorious people about him. and usually lie does have them, and perhaps if they are old friends of his or old friends of old ft lends of his. they may propcily enough be said to be a little more meritorious than strangers, to others, or to himself, as it may be. But political pressure comes in all the same at last, and it is nil right that it should -not alone be cause political rewards are necessary and all right, bJt because Cabinet secretaries and bureau chiefs, if they are affiliated personally with the party that happens to be in power, are determined by reason of their party devotion, to do better by the particular service in which they happen to be engaged, and hence benefit their party more. Ko Mr. Gage will do Just as every body else has done, only being a fine aver age greenhorn in politics- he "will probably have a harder tim-j of it than most others can. unless, of course, lie has a fine robust Logan Carlisle aboat hiiiito stand the pres sure off. Good msn will get in, mostly into the places worth contending for, that is. but a few loafers' will also get In. But they will have to be tolerated, because that, too. is -what they are there for. If the Until must be confessed Secretary Morton is getting even gayer than for merly a bright man, a very clever man, Indeed, who has been so much pleased in the past at hearing himself talk, and who lias been so much applauded by certain un thinking persons for having done this, must needs throw bouquets at himself now more vigorously than ever. "What is the use of a sharp tongue or a shurp pen anyway? You have a little fun with them, Jtis true, but what good do you do? Some laugh at you, but the rest of the world ovho, like the Lounger, of course, are comparalU-cly dull) consider you fresh because you are brilliant, and cynical and disagreeable because you are scintillating. What an impossible man Julius Sterling Morton has been! A great economizer, perhaps 1 can't call liim an economist but no iiolitician, not the slightest, of any use to his parti" or to his country in u large way. And why? Because he isn't smooth enough really to accomplish things. Great is the man who gets along -with others. He does accomplish things. His tongue may not be sharp, his pen not dipped with vitriol, but people follow him and do his wishes. Old Frank Carpenter lias-written up Hon. Garret A. Ucbart, I tee, and good for old Frank Carpenter, who seems to Hot about the earth, whether China or New Jeisey, with complete nonclialatice. There is one thing, though, that Carpenter left outof his account of Hon. Garret Hobart, and that wasannppreclutivenccountofMr Ilohart's private secretary, Col 1'hilip McIIenrj , of this town? Enow Col Mac? I'Fed to he with Jiudley up in the l'atlfic tiulldmg. used to be with Cyrus Bussej . used to he in the Loan and Trust building, alwavs bustling, wherever he was He waE going away last summer for his vac ationand hap pened to look in at the Republican head quarters in New York. They v.-ere just or ganizing. Hobart and Bliss and Napoleon Bonaparte Scott, of West Virginia .were all there, and they needed someone to do some work for them, private secretary work, die -tating letters and keeping tiack of things. McHenry set Ills gripsack down and that very moment began to be private secretary to all three of them. He is a lawyer and ki.ows three or four languages, and more than that, knows politics having been with Dudley. Well, he has been with Ho bart ever since. Coining down to Woik with him? Can't tell. Perhaps he won't be able to afford it. There he goes now, not McHenry, but Sperry of Connecticut, Congressman. Know him? Hou Nathaniel Day Sperry? He was a big one among the wooden nutmeg Republicans away back m Lin coln's time. Twice since then the pos mastership lias been offered him, but he has just preferred to serve as post master of New naven, and just be lovely. That is all. Talk to him some time. ne's a fine old fellow, full of reminiscence and affection, and who that is full of remi niscence and affection isn't all right? There lie walks, down there with Charlie Russell. He's a good man, too, member from Connecticut also -Did you know that Russell very promptly offered to tackle David H. Welles m debate, and "Welles, one of these prowling, statistical ogres, wasn't a marker to hnn. Tiiere they go now, Sperry and Russell together. We are going to find that Russell Alex andcr Alger will be a thoroughly ac ceptable Secretary of "War. The general is approachable, sincere, businesslike. He has made great money himself after a career in the army as brilliant almost as that of any living Union soldier, and he and his wife used to rough it together, perhaps on $6 a -week, perhaps on less, when Alger was a lumberman. Socially, the Algers will make a delightful impres sion here; that I am sure of. Tou have noticed Alger's great, fine eyes. The girls all have them, and they are so de voted to their father and their mother and to one another among themselves, and they liave had so much of the advantages of education and travel, that there is hardly a home that I know of that is more delightful. It was so in Detroit, and it is certain to be so here. Wc aren't permitted to forget, we who read the newspapers, that Joe Rawlins is a candidate for the Senate from Utah; and let me observe that Joe is a cuiiotis customer. He has a temper which might be called quick if it isn't violent. You all know how he resigned his job as Dele gate from Utah just because come one interfered with his own well established views as to the fitness of certain persons for office. But, fortunately, Cale West was Governor of Utah, and as Rawlins and "West were botii Democrats this Rawlins letter of resignation got lost in the mails somewhere. Rawlins wrote another letter some lime ago, and in It he declared that he shouldn't under any circumstances be a candidate for tiie Senate. But it appears tiiat what he really meant was that he shouldn't be a candidate under any circum stances that could possibly exist, and if they do exist, why that is the Hon. Joe's extenuation. A lawyer in one of the courts at Salt Lake roughed Joe Rawlins on the occasion when Joe, then n 1'elegate in Congress, pi omptlyscizeda water pitcher, water aud all, and flung it nt the head of his detractor, and it was a nanow escape Rawlins has always fought the -Mormon Church vigorously, but now he wouldn't object at all ir the Mormon members of I'lah were to support him for the Senate. Perhaps he'll want it. They cull him able. This man William Eleioy Curtis, whore articles in the Chicago Recoid are quoted so much, is a hummer. I tell you 1 see he is going to Cuba or somewhere be back in time to help inaugurate McKinley, how ecr and so he goes. All over the world, If he likes. Ever see Cuitis? Short, stout man. plug hat, gloves on, always humping about town, in the haunts of tiie statesmen, that is. ofHce in the Post building Used to be at the head of the Iliueau of American Republics and didn't woik any advertising into his publications, either, or at least, he didn't do it quite so badly as Clinton Furbish did A hustler, and a rustler, but lively as anybodj in town. Doesn't care a hang for anybody. This is Curtis. The descrip tion is very good You will know him it you ever see him Doesn't cue a hang for anybody, Cuitis doesn't; just has fun writing about people and things. SHE SAW KX-iiUEEX L1L. Dr. 3Uix-y Wnllier Condoles "With Her Tlnwalian Majesty. Among those who have enjoyed a per sonal chat with the ex-Hawaiian queen, LtlUiok'ilnni, during her slay m this city, is Dr Mary Walker. The doctor, when seen last night in regard to her vimi, said. -"Yes; I have had the pleasure or seeing the queen, and it really was a great pleusuie. Her majesty is a fine-looking woman and was so well dressed that 1 cannot answer jou as to what she woie, only that her clothes were dark. She has a charming presence, and speaks English in a pleasing intouation. "How long is she to stay in this city? Well, that is one of the questions 1 asked her, and she said that she had not as yet decided. My interview was brier, as I found Iter hard at woi kanswei ing Hawaiian and other con espondenec, and 1 appre ciated her anxiety to finish her mail master. Of couise, 1 told her of the posi tion I look in regard to her troubles; that I considered her dethronement an infamous outrage, and I said to her that 1 was not one who deplored the death or Mr. Stephens. "I stated to her that while I was tlje first woman to attempt to vote in this country,, and was always an uncompro mising exiionent of woman's frauchise, I disapproved of the dethronement, not be cause she was a woman, but because the same would havu been -wrong to a man. In leaving I took her small, beautifully formed hand and kissed it, and with Mi.it bowed myselC out of the ex-queen's pres ence." An Election of Off leers. The Grand Tent of the District of Co lumbia. Independent Order of Rechabites, met in regular session on Friday evening and after transacting such business as came before it, proceeded to elect the fol lowing officers for the year 1807, as follows: 1. G. C. R., Anderson K. Belt; G. C. R., John "W. Welch; G. D. R., Charles DIadcn; G. S., John F. Harvey: G. T., John H. Mitchell; G. L., Richard w! Mann; G. S., John F. Drehmeycr; G. G. Clarence L. Sheckells Judiciary com mittee: Preston B. Jones, Thomas L. Salkelk, R. "W. Mann, Edward Meyer and John W. Jackson. The installation of officers will be held on Thursday, February 18, nt George C. Thomson Tent room. No. 514 Ninth street northwest, when all members of the order are cordially invited to be present. There is a dear old boy, in the club 1 love best when I -want to mix with Diplo macy and Department, who is a Nestor of clubdom and lias been in the business for more than a generation I should not call him old, except in the .affectionate sense, because I do not believe he is more tiian thirty-five cars of age. Indeed 1 could muke, affidavit Unit his thirty-fifth birthday has recurred annualK for seven teen years at the lowest calculation. Well, while being old gnly in the fraternal ac ceptation, he has the reminiscent vice of age and delights In hurling ancient and forgotten clubs and their histories at your head on all fitting occasions; and he is able to make any occasion fit. The other night wc combined dinners; a simple her mit repast of four courses, and a little chambcrtin, with a cold bottle to com plete the proprieties. After that I knew 1 should have stones to burn, and I did. One of them reminded me of, Washington days in tiie long ago. that I knew something about myself. It was in the time of Andy Johneon, as the Old Eoy related, that the well-remembered embassy from Tunis came here, very dark inhuc, red fezzed and much unilormed. The old Metropolitan Club was in great shape socially, ifnot financially It was the exponent of "higher department life and was full or Jolly fallows. It was an era of Jollity, and an cxtracup or two didn't cut the figure they xv.quld in this period of comparative abstinence. A few cards, only were played in the house, although the steaks were high alouta depreciated dol lar for a porlcrho'nse. The President was. not a club man him self. He came homa reglonwheioome of the comforts of ajclub were to be found under every three-lqgged stool in thccount , and he transferred trtic system tcthe White House; it was good enough forhiin. But his Secretary of the 'Exlerior was a member, and lie was not bullt'on the Thurber model either. The tale and.the Joke were on him. The club gave 'a chnner to the Tunisian ambassador and hisuite, and this member of the Executive household was selected to respond totlie'toast: "Thc'Pre'sideritof the United States." The dinner went along all right, but the Secretary of the Exterior did not put in an appearance until late in the game, nor, in fact, until almost time for his after-dinner remarks. Jimmy Davis, Secretary McCullough's -private secretary, Judge Chase's nephew, -who was fifth auditor, and old Mike O'Shaughncssy, chief of Gen. Spinner's office, who "were running tilings, vciu in despair at his non-appearance. They were more so "when he came. The houscwas pretty full, bub he -walked In as grandly dignified as a chief justice fuller. But lie was ctefcrmihed' to say his speech, and did. The toast being offered, this eminent official rose vithr difficulty to his legs, and observed that the distinguished guests of the occasion must not suspect that Le entertained any objections to them on account of their color, since he had been the "very first man in the State of Tennes see to advocate freeing the niggers " It is needless to remark thai theie was a terror-stricken and rapid con suit uti on with the interpreter immediately arter this diplomatic and genial outburst, and the dusky Moors never learned how i iicer fully the administration had overl n.ked their color. Club life in Washington is ideal in one respect; it is highly specialized. There is one, as already hinted, famous for di plomacy, department, and deportment. There is another where the mufti "of off duty does not altogether ruurfle the clank of the sabre, or hide sea legs Wheic military "gout" appreciates a fine joint or an English chop; butchery, when neces sary, being the professional last analysis; and where the Naval men are not neces sarily anchorites. Then there is still another house where Science holds her sway. Where nearly all the technical lights of the government service shine in successful competition with the cut glass and plate: aud where the cellars produce Falernlan or Silurian vintage, and the assembly hall resounds with geology, geography, and all the kindred vices. Here it is that I delight to dwell when merely woildly and social pleasures and the excitement of the ame-seed hunt, the latest "esclaudre," and the worshipped rounder who isiutrouble over his "duchess," of the comic opera, have ceased to fire mv soul with interest. If one wants to know wlia is going on in practical science, in exploration, arch aeological research, ethnology, or the planet Mars for that matter, he will here find the people who can tell him. if they wantto. Probably he will have to ask, be cause really learned club men are not apt to talk shop In the smoking-room. They llke'to get away fromthat. and theaverage "savant" doesn't discuss logarithms with the man he meets at his club. But it is at once a merry and a dis tinguished lot of boys, old. young, and mediaeval, that one strikes there, and they know "a good cigar, and are not without views on the decadences of the chateaux brands; while som2 of them remember when American cellars could boast stocks of the real old South Side Madeira, whose vines, alas, perished forever in the phylloxera epidemic ot the early fifties. But then again one doesn't want all science and philosophy. There is the great game of International politics aud some of its crack players, with lots of medals to show for it, may be mixed witli at another club. Not all the members enjoy this privilege, which is reserved for the "haut ton," and, of course, that includes the Autocrat. I remember one night, when an important foreign war was pending, that T met there a very amiable and almost illustrious gen tleman who represented in tins country one of the powers interested. He had been dining some diplomatic swells and his heart was mellow. He was not aware that I knew anything about the country or the people involved in the expected hostilities; but It happened I had spent a whole year there and knew a lot about the topography, hydrography, and all that. "While we were discussing a "rabbit" and some malt liquor to go with it, he let drop a remark about a military movement in Europe, in connection witli which a brother of his, an engineer officer of dis tinction, had planned a clever copy of an American dodge in pontoonlng. Now that pontoonlng movement could only become necessary In forcing the pas sage of a river -whose farther shore was protected by batteries inaction, audi saw at once that the war was on, and I knew that the two armies were facing each other acroas a certain stream with which I xva4 familiar. 1 could hardly sleep, and next morning I could hardly -wait to get to a telegraph office. I didn't do a thing but play that tip in Wall street for all it "was worth, and before noon, news came that war had boen declared, and the army of one of the belligerents had forced the Blank rher with the poutoon dodge his exrellency hud described. That tip made me independent of club dues, and the monthly bunch of checks for many a year. In my character as Autocrat I naturally have grown to regard club life as real life, and all other as outside, Philistine and inconsequential. This is the mental fiMit-mltt it n ,-iy-kfl lii.inv firher plilh n.eri- .....1 to I. In.., I. .nil .- Ill, tin. i-if,t flint svifiit: actors and actresses take of human ex istence and struggle in general. To them the only real things are behind the foot lights. All the rest is accex'ory. Prin cipally it consists of an abstraction, a public, which only becomes concrete as it pays to come in. I don't say that all club men entertain the similar idea, be cause there are all kinds of club men; that is. all erf the kinds to be fouu-1 In the social plane which produces the cJub able variety of men. This leads me to the reflection that the world on the wrong side of the club win dow is too apt to Judge club life by its least woilhy exponents. I fancy that the popular idea among people unfamiliar with Inside facts is that there is cloe agree ment between the characters of the club man and the "rounder." The majority, the large majority, of men in decent clubs arc decorous and cultivated, and arc not given to the loud and vulgar excesses of the other class. Often there is a small minority who, to some extent, arc. In pointof conferiing an eil reputation upon their fellow members they come high, but perhaps we must have them. In truth, while they may not real ize it, usually they are watched by the house committee with anxious interest, in the hope thatsome overt act may open the door to action and the interposition of the patent bouncer. WHITE HIHHONEKS TO 3II2ET. 2donst'er Deumu-strntlon nt Uamllne Churchriiimicd by theW. C. T. IT. The White Riblnmers cf the District are making extensive and "lalwrate prepara tions for the public demonstration which will take place at Hnmilne M. E. Church on Monday evening, February 8, at 8 o'clock. The meting will be on the order of "Demonstration Night," which is al ways a feature of the W. C.T. U. National Convention. All the White Rlbboncrs o the District will assemble In tiie Sunday-school room and various anterooms of the church at 7:30 and march in a bedy to the audience room, each local union being headed by its officers carrying the banner of the union. Nearly all of tiie membera '.vlll carry flags or banners emblematical of the principles aud work of the W. C. T. U. The Loyal Tempcraneo Legions and the Young Wage-earners' Club will also addin tcrest to the procession. The vested Y choir will lead the Y Branch and furnish music. The 1! eadqnarters Y will take greiit pride in displaying their handsome prize banner, which they won last year for greatest increase in membership The District Commissioners and othcra have been invited to occupy .scats upon the platform and Commissioner Ross has been requested to make a brief address. The Y Branch, the L. T. L. and trie Young Wage-earncrV Club will each be represented upon the program. The nd drcss of the evening will be delivered by Mrs. Margaret Dye Ellis, national Kiiperln tendont ot the department of legislation. Jokes of Our Own 'Unk' Moses," said an auditor, "what for you say hell wa at de norf pole, dn'all de folks froze stiff?" 'Why did I?" said the old man, look ing sternly over his glasses, "because ef I hadn't eb'ry las one er dese niggers -would er stahted out fer dat place ter git wa'm." "I wish," said the postal clerk, ruefully, "that now they've got started after the theater hat, they'd follow It up aud forbid any woman having more than six barrels to her name." "And what," said old Mr. Porkpacker, "do you think are your qualifications fer the position of m y son-in-law?" "Not very many," said younp Smith, gravely, "but I don't ride a bicycle or own a kodak, and I always wear an overcoat -when I go out on a cold day." He got the girl. "Beautiful snow, it can do not hing wrong." mused Jimsby, as heleaned over the fence and saw the variegated tracks on life neigh bor's lawn, dating from A. M., "b-jt ifc can tell of those who have." By the airy silver moonlight She lightly, softly Hits. Her trunk hath pebbles In it She's living by her wits. INSTALLATION OF A PASTOH The Ceremony Attending Dr. Aa S. Flake's Advent Postponed. At a meeting of the Washington Pres bjtery, held yesterday afternoon, the dutu of the installation of the Rev. Asa S Fiske as pastor or Gunton Temple Me morial Church was postponed from thu Stii until Friday evening, February 1-, at S o'clock. The meeting was held in the chapel uti Fourteenth street, above R, and besides the clcrsry there were present a large number of the prominent members of the congregation, who are deeply interested in the installation of the new pastor. The letters of dismissal from the Cayuga Presbytery of Rev. Asa S. Fiske had been received by the secretary of the local presbytery. "Rev. Dr. Bittenger, and were read at the session yesterday. AH the requirements in this respect being com piled witli nothing remained hut to ar range the date for the installation. Scml-ofricially It had been decided that the ceremony would take place on next Friday evening, but yesterday it was learned that several of those who -weru to take prominent parts in the ceremony had engagements which would prevent tltcir being present- After some discus sion it was decided to postpone tiie cere mony until Friday evening. February 12, when the program as arranged will be carried out. The ceremony will be presided over by the Rev. C. B. Rawsdell, P D.t who will propound the constitutional questions to the candidate. The Rev. Dr. Rawsdell will then Introduce the "Rev. Francis A Horton, D. D., of Philadelphia, who wilt preach the Installation sermon. The charge to ttie pastor will be made by the Rev. Dr. Wallace Radcliffe, and the charge to the people by the Rev. Dr. Talnmge. Thf concluding prayer will be by the Rev. Dr. Byron Sunderland. A feature of the ceremony will be the music, which will be In charge of Mr. George A. Prevosc A "Docket Clerk Appointed. Mr. John B Peyton, a young attorney of the District bar, was yesterday appointed docket clerk of the police court, to fill tho vacancy caused by the death of J. Hall Colcgate.