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THJ5 1'ACIKIC COM?.fT(CiAK A1IVEKTISER: HONOLULU, FEBRUARY 7, 1895.
THE FINANCE ISSUE. NOT MUCH PROSPECT OF A SPEEDY SETTLEMENT. A Fimitlo View From Mljwourl Mr. ? printer's Substitute Bill Conrrettm&a Brym'e Radical Idea Everybody at Sea on the Financial Question. ISptcial Corrwpondence.J Washington, Jan. 7. Congress began cn the currency bill where it left off before the holidays, and worse torn tip, If possi ble. Mr. Cleveland returns from his south ern jaunt greatly improved in health and a little more positive in his view and Is eager for the fray. Local dealers were most agreeably surprised at the extent of the holiday trade. The general health of Washington is better than In any January fcince the war, and the police census shows that the population is increasing. It is remarked as an encouraging fact that, while comparatively few articles of great value were bought for Christmas, the working people clerks and folks of that class generally had money enough to make up for it, and the organized charities report the general situation as up to the average. On tho other hand, however, it grows dally more evident that this con gress is all at sea on financial subjects and the old heads now announce as a cer tainty that If no bill is passed the presi dent will call the Fifty-fourth congress early In extra session. Letters of grave import come from all the agricultural re gions to members who remained here over the holidays, visiting financiers are pessi mistic to a painful degree, and returning statesmen are seriously depressed. Tho Uark Side. "In my district," says a Missouri con gressman, "wheat Is 40 cents and corn 35, good horses can be had at your own price, and so on down to dogs and tow headed children. For some of our best crops there is no sale whatever, and everything is go ing down except debts, taxes and mort gages, and tho worst of it is there is no prospect of an improvement in the near future. The people have settled down with a kind of grim and sullen determination to grin and bear it, and the belief is gen eral that we shall be as long in getting over the trouble as we were after the panlo of 1873. These eastern fellows are promis ing all sort's of glorious things if we will only vote for their measures, but they do not give a bill of particulars. Not a man of them can point , out any factor which will make times better until we have raised two more crops and all the men now deeply in debt are bankrupted and all the mortgaged farms confiscated. At home it looks to me as if no flesh could be saved except these days are shortened, and I have but a faint hope that for the elects' ake the days will be shortened." The little group of western and southern con- C05GRXSS5IA21 BRTA3I. gressmen and waiters on congress who discuss politics in the rotunda of the Met ropolitan hotel are Just a little worse rat tled than they have yet been in this con gress. I was told by some of them before the holidays that they had not made up their minds on the currency bill and would take the documents home with them and study the matter thoroughly, but if they have since made up their minds they aro not revealing the same. A Significant Sign. Mr. Springer is harassed a good deal for his latest opinion on the prospects, but the most that he will say beyond what be has already said in his speeches Is that tho people do not understand his substitute bill, and if they did they would approve of it, both statements very doubtful. One of the best signs that the dominant party is very much at sea is found in the fact that they are willing to allow the debate to run on as long as the minority care to have it. Mr. Crisp and Mr. Catchings say the ng debate Is allowed because of the great importance of the measure, but wo may presume that they are making a vir tue of necessity. Among the significant signs is the great demand for the speech delivered against the bill by Mr. Bryan of Nebraska. It was certainly an able speech, whatever one may think of his conclusions, but the point of chief interest is his declaration that par tics must reform their lines on the finan cial issue. In private conversation he is much more emphatlo than in his speech and declares that there must be a general realignment, like that which took place on the slavery question and the war; that "there musl be an exchange of prisoners, and men who think together must act to gether." It is also an interesting fact that all the test votes of the long session are 1Iftfd on ery carefully scanned, and the attitude of members elect to the next house Is Inquired about with great eager-ne- In short, a general summary of the tait of members shows that this year opens with an uncertainty about financial legis lation not exceeded since 1861 and a Gen eral looking for of a hard and prolonged t-traln. both in lawmaking and business. A Gloomy Forecast, "And so you think there is to bo an era of stability?" said a prominent Democrat talking to a group of his colleagues. " You never were worse mistaken in your lives. My guess is that the country is entering on an era of tho worst unret and discon tent it has seen for 40 years. I do not be lieve there will bo great strikes and riots, as there were in 1877 at least I hope not but party bitterness will be awful, for it will be a bread and butter question with millions of people. I have come to the conclusion that there cannot bo stabil ity so long as our financial and revenue system depends on a party and an acci dental majority. The Republicans say if they were let alone they would establish a permanent system, ami perhaps they would, but every man of sense knows that one party cannot stay in power in this ooaIn'17- Tere n"t be a system which satisfies both parties, and I don't know any one wi?c enough to get up such a sys tem in a hurry. Lvcr since I came here, ten years ago, all the talk has been that business was drzwiifoiif: oji tht nrjr ,W- 1 V I I II H - tion and we xnuHt inue a change. Well, I cannot remember a time when business depended so much on the next election as now, and all the wisdom of all the wis men cannot tell how the next election Is going. Business is gambling, and politics is trickery, and so they will continue so long as their adulterous union lasts. " After listening to this and a good deal more of the same kind it was like a comic afterpiece following a tragedy to hear the talk of the Populists who had lately at tended the national caucus of their party at St. Louis. It Is noticeable that those who have served even one term in congress were earnest in that caucus in favor of a short platform and only one or two promi nent issues, while those without experi ence were in favor of sweeping the whole field. Jerry Simpson says that all the lib eral elements of the west, including nearly all the Democrats west of Ohio, could be combined in 1806 on a platform with three planks free coinage of silver, with dis continuance of national banks; reduction of the tariff to a real revenue basis, and such government control of railroads and telegraphs as will ultimately lead to gov ernment ownership. Jerry says that the railroad charged his constituents last sum mer from three to seven times as much per car of watermelons to Kansas City as per car of wheat simply because the farm er could wait with the wheat and couldn't with tho watermelons, and so 'the traffio would bear it." Pro pec t of Legislation. If I may judge the whole from those who talk freely to me, the faction in favor of doing nothing but routine business at this session has grown rapidly during the holidays. By the same test the unwilling ness to 6ee n called session of the Fifty fourth concrress has grown rapidly less. Western Democrats of tho type of Mr. Bryan, Mr. fJeary of California, Mr. Mc Gann of Chicago and Champ Clark say that no banking and currency bill what ever can prove a success, and with them agree, as I think, a majority of the repre sentatives from the gulf states. They think this year Is to give our financial sys tem the severest trial it has had in our time, and while the bnst attainable bill would fall to do good there aro inherent defects in all the bills proposed. As any bill passed this year is certain to fail, they very naturally prefer to have the Repub licans take tho responsibility of it. Of course most of these men maintain that the gold basis Is steadily contracting, and that on that basis no human wisdom can insure a large paper currency. They arc for more silver in some form and mo6t of them for free coinage. Nevertheless Mr. Bland does not hope to get his amendment or substitute adopted. There is not much news in the statement that this congress Is very much at sea on tho finances, but the fact, as shown by tho talk of all tho members who have recently conferred with their constituents, that it is more at sea now than ever Is Important and makes me wonder at the confident statements of some of the leading metropolitan papers that a satisfactory bill will soon bo passed. J. B. Parke. WHY HE WAS DISCHARGED. Fright of m Young Ilrakeman Left Alone In the 'Wilderness of Arkansas. I Speci al Correspondence. ' St. Louis, Jan. 8. I had occasion this morning to go with a friend to tho freight terminal that connects with the Mer chants' bridge. On our way back ho fell into a reminiscent mood. "You novor knew," he asked, "that I was once a brakeman, did you? Well, I was, on one of the roads that runs through the Arkansas wildernesses and terminates here. I met with much difficulty in get ting the job, so much Indeed that if I had not been fairly infatuated with the notion of being a railroad man I should never have persisted until I won my point. "I did not continue twisting brakes very long, but quite long enough to suit me. I got a terrible scare one night, and my subsequent conduct was what brought about my discharge. I was attached to a repair train, and wo were at work In the interior of the state, where the population was sparse and the stations were far apart. I forget exactly the occasion of the order, but anyhow about midnight I was directed to remain behind with a red lantern while the train proceeded. I was to flag a pas senger train expected to follow in about two hours. At that point tho lino threaded the densest woods imaginable, and as tho lights of the caboose of the repair train disappeared up the road my task seemed likely to bo very dreary and very lonesome. 'My gloomy anticipations were shortly fulfilled. While yet I could hear the puff ing of the engine in the distance I began also to hear the most frightful noises In the forest on cither side of the track. It seemed to me that the woods were throng ing with fierce wild beasts. In 15 minutes I was In a perfect fever of fright, and this was followed by a sort of emotional shak ing palsy. My teeth chattered as though I had the ague, and I was covered with cold sweat.- I believe I would have died from heart failure, brought on by fear, if I had remained there another 15 minutes, let alono two hours. So, in an agony of des peration, I picked up my lantern and ran down tho track In tho direction from which the train was to come. I had some hopes of meeting it if I went far enough, but these hopes were not realized. When I had covered about flvo miles, I came to a clearing in which stood a log hut. To this hut I applied for shelter, and after I had succeeded in awaking the inmates was kindly received and made as comfort able as possible till daylight. I must have forgotten all about the train; but, fortu nately for its passengers, it was hours late and did not como along until 10 o'clock in the morning, long after I had awakened and returned to my post as flagman. If I bad not been foolish enough to tell a brother brakeman of my fright and flight, I might have held the job probably, for no real harm had been done, but as it was my services were very shortly dis pensed with. What were tho noises I heard in the woods? Nothing but the yelling of coyotes, but they were just as horrible to me then ns if thpy bad been tho crying of tigers and the roaring of Hons. No, I have never been sorry that I did not remain a brake man, but I have always been ashamed that I ran awny, and I think my dischargo because I did was a good thing for me. It taught mo to hold my ground, no matter what the apparent danger and difficulty in so doing." vV. E. D. Cramp In the Leg. An instant relief for cramp in the legs, which awakens some people up from their morning sleep, Is had by turning in the toes. If possible, get the feet to the floor, and although tho idea of moving them seems like torture the cramp immediately vanishes when this position is assumed. Tho toes can be turned in," however, while the sufferer is still recumbent. The Hawaiian Gazette Company manufacture rubber starops r.f all j descriptions. THE MAN DRESSMAKER. How a Gotham lielle Irees a la Made and Keep Within Her Allowance. (Special Correspondence. 1 New York, Jan. 7. Mme. Melba, in displaying her trousseau to a fashion writ er, affirmed that the tailor made gown has disappeared from Paris, yet the man dress maker continues to multiply and grow rich in Gotham. But many of the richest and most fashionable society women, with the economic shrewdness of their French sisters, have long since divided their alle giance between the imported and the home trained tailor. Redfern, tho famous English man dress maker, occupies a five story brownstone front in close proximity to Delmonlco's. Emblazoned in letters of gold on the high steps that lead to the Fifth avenue en trance is a legend not without awe to an tra veled democracy, 44 Court Dressmaker to Her Majesty the Queen, IL R. II. Prince of Wales, the Empress of Russia." Similar legends, together with tho English and Russian coat of arms, decorate the ex terior walls of both the Fifth avenue and Broadway Eides. A servant in livery opens the door. On entering tho lofty ceiled salon, once familiar with the wit and beauty of Knickerbocker days, a young English woman meets tho visitor with the ques tion, "Has madam an appointment?" Divinely tall, divinely fair, her waist was wasplike, her bust a Hogarth line. A thoroughly groomed creature, she was good to look upon, and restful was her low, resonant voice. She wore a black cloth gown. The front of the skirt and the bodice were embroid ered in tan colored braid, while the train of black velvet seemed to begin and end nowhere, so gracefully did it yield to ev ery movement of the superb figure. This room is lined with shelves and cases, with mirrored doors. The shelves reach to the ceiling and are piled with huge rolls of cloth of varied color and texture, prod ucts, for the most part, of English looms. The establishment has a large force of saleswomen, designers and modistes im ported from England. Some have long been apprenticed to Redfern, the elder, while others are gathered yearly as the theatrical managers make up an opera chorus. All the saleswomen have the wasplike waists with which fashion plates have fa miliarized us. Despite physical culture authorities, however, these waists do not prevent them from handling the great rolls of cloth with the agility of "light weights." "If they are laced," says Redfern, "could they toss such rolls of stuff?" If not laced, is the mental reservation of the beholder, where does Redfern find women of this mold? W Various wire forms bedecked in gowns and jackets were on every side, at table sat two swagger girls examining fashion plates, while a saleswoman in a gown of blue cloth rich in sable tail trimming in terposed now and then a professional sug gestion. The gown of every employee be speaks the house. After a dress has been copied two or three times it is donned by the saleswoman best adapted to display it. In the upper rooms customers are meas ured and fitted. A man measures for the pattern, a woman adjusts tho lining, slip ping on, if necessary, a series of pads 6 1 rung together on rubber ribbons. It sug gests an anatomical museum. Pads under the arms, pads in the hollows of shoulders or neck every spot nature has defrauded the man tailor redeems with cotton. Dressmakers acknowledge their indebt edness to tho ingenuity of the man tailor. The bodice fastened on the customer, the man tailor returns to the sacred precinct and deftly takes in or lets out the appar ently infinitesimal bits so essential to the perfection of the whole. The chief decoration of these apartments are signs, Payment After First Fitting." "Alas," sighed tho proprietor, "a gown is often worn out before we receive our money." Rest assured, only women of unques tionable wealth are indulged to that ex tent by the English autocrat. Taste for a Redfern gown is not unlike that for olives. If on has it not instinc tively, it must be cultivated. A gown of plainest stuff costs $95. while a cloth may be had for $125, tho lowest possible figure. Redfern's private exhibition rooms are rarely without artists making sketches of his latest creations for fashion journals or the great dailies. When n woman finds it necessary to economize after the extravagance of a Redfern creation, sho patronizes a tailor in upper Second avenue, tho neighborhood of green groceries, Chinese laundries and dirty babies. He may be found in one of a bedizened row of old time residences. The basement is occupied by Hope Lee and a troop of Celestials. On tho post of the high steps that lead to the house proper swings a signboard. One side bears an impressionistic landscape, with a damsel in springy attire outlined against an indigo sky. The other side of the sign partakes of the winter's chill a tailor made girl is braving. Above, in weather beaten let ters, Is the sign, "Ladies Fashionable Tai lor." A pretty Jewess opens the door and ushers the customer into the presence of the proprietor. He is a short, chubby man, with an amiable face. A skullcap con ceals a caul. On tho first finger of his left hand bo wears a huge opal ring, nis bow Is courtly, his manners winning. His natty attire distills the odor of a question able Havana. The room Is stuffy. A long lino of towns In various stages of fashion ing hang the length of the room. Through a half opened door one may catch a glimpse of somo 50 girls and boys operating as many machines. The air is dense' with tobacco smoke and redolent of garlic. A portion of tho front room facing the 6treet is cut off by a portiere, within which are a mirror and a divan. The customer to be fitted is the optical victim of whoever chances to bo within the inclosure. There seems to be a roll call of the establishment when tho old gentle man steps behind the portiere, carrying a bodice or coat to be fitted. The whole is very Dickencsque. Chic damsels, with violin or guitar case, accompanied by their maids; bedrabbled variety actresses or chorus girls; fat, greasy Jewesses, well groomed; fashionably attired women of breeding and refinement, nursery maids, demimonde, the tag ends of creation, are to bo met within the portiere's narrow precincts. The tailor had a pleasant word for each as his deft fingers molded the cloth to the wearer's form. In his world he is no less an autocrat, no less an artist, than Red fern. Ho makes 50 gowns a week. His prices range from $10 to $13, including findings. He rarely fails to give a perfect fit. This man makes the ordinary gowns of fastidious women who furnish their own materials. The woman of many engage ments preserves tho gowns of the Second avenuo tailor for one set of acquaintances, while another more appreciative feasts on tho Englishman's skill. Li da Rose McCabe. . TIja Dnily Advertiser 75 cents a month. Ladies5 Column. 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