Our Weekly Letter
From the Capital
NON, who has a friend
whom he hopes will be
appointed a judge on the
district bench, told the
/ President a story the oth
er morning in order to
hasten the appointment.
nasicn mu appummiuui.
“Out in Danville," he Hald, "I went
to see a friend, and after a pleasant
visit I asked him to come and see me.
‘Brins your little boy, also,' I said,
‘for I have a pony on my farm which
1 will give him.’
"The gentleman thanked me, but the
little hoy pulled nt his father's coat
tails. ‘Pop, he whispered, ‘when is he
going to do it?’ "
The President laughed at. the story,
but did not answer the question as to
when the Congressman's friend would
• • •
Senator Warren of v/yoming was
entertaining some iriends nt lunch re
cently. The change »r im a $5 bill
was exactily $2. The waiter broug- .
him a $1 bill, a CO-cent piece and two
Mr. Warren looked smilingly at the
waiter. "May I. ask,” he inquired,
"why you did not bring mo two $1
"Because, Senator,” replied the wise
and witty waiter, “the Lord loveth a
The 50-cent . piece went into the
"Beg your pardon, sir; but only
members and ex-members are allowed
on the floor of the house.” said one of
the doorkeepers recently as Repre
sentative Babcock started to enter the
house. "Well, I’m a raemoer," said
the representative from Wisconsin.
"Don’t you know me?”
"Oh,” said the startled doorkeeper,
"I know you now, but I did not recog
nize you at first. The loss of your
beard makes a big difference."
Mr. Babcock smiled and and disap
peared into the house, where the mem
bers looked searchingly at him, many
failing to recognize their colleague
because of the absence of his whisk
Mr. Babcock hasn’t worn a smooth
chin in fifteen y -ars. The change was
CONGRESSIONAL LIBRARY HALL.
most pronounced, and many of his
friends passed him in the corridor
• • •
Anselm Joseph McLaurin, United
States Senntor from Mississippi, is an
other of the old-time southern states
men who have received legislative
honors. Since the close of the civil
war, in which, thougn only 1C years
of age, he served in the confederate
army with distinction, he has been
elected successively to almost every
post of honor in the gift of the people
of his state. His present term in the
Ser.c.tor A. J. McLaurin.
senate expires in 1907. In politics
Senator McLaurin is a democrat. Ho
Is 54 years old.
• * *
Congressman Hull of lowa was In
Philadelphia the other day when the
Five O’clock club gave a dinner. He
was seized upon as a guest by the
good fellows in the club, but pleaded
that be had no dress stilt.
••We can fix that all right," said his
hosts, and. taking Mm into an adjoin
ing room, tiiey attired Mm In a su t
which had done chi tv in a similar
emergency before. When Mr. Hull
was asked to make a speech he ex
plained his presence in an ill-fitting
“Oh, don't apologize,” coolly re
marked the President of the club.
“The last man who wore that suit had
a Hull of a time himseli."
• * •
Diplomatic circles are much Inter
ested In Mme. De Quesada, who, as
wife of the Cuban minister to the
United States, will occupy a position
of social prominence. Mme. Quesada
is accomplished and her tact and
geniality won her many friends during
Mme. Gonzalo De Quesada.
(Wife of the New Cuban Ambassador
to the United Stales.)
her husband’s long efforis in behalf of
the Cuban cause with the authorities
“I wisn you would come up to take
dinner with me." said Senator Till
man to a friend in the capitol yester
"Certainly.' was tne reply. "What is
"Eighteen sixty-one Mlntwood
place,” said the Senator.
"That's pretty hard to remember.’
said Tillman's friend; "I'll write it
“O, no.” remarked Tillman. “Re
member the year the war began. That
will 11 x the number of the house.
Then remember mint Juleps, and yon
can’t forget the street. Now, don’t
forget. Think of the first year of the
war and of mint juleps, and you will
come stralght'to where I live.’’
• • •
Ex-Senator Carlisle, of Kentucky,
came up to the capital yesterday wear
ing the most retnarkaole "tile” seen
during the present generation. It was
a tall, white, stovepipe of the "Tippe
canoe-and-Tyler-too” oranu. Mr. Car
lisle hud it on his head as he started to
enter the senate chamber. At that
moment some one swung the door
outward and the broad-brimmed white
hat came into collision with It and
then went rolling along the lobby like
a barrel of flour.
"Oh. dear.” exclaimed Mr. Carlisle,
as he went scrambling after the hat.
and then he brushed.it as carefully as
though It were a beaver of the latest
Senators Allison and Platt, of Con
necticut. stood at the door of the ele
“After you," said Allison, with a
bow to Platt.
"No, you go first.” said Platt, bow
ing to Allison.
And then along came Senator Mc-
Millan. He passed between Allison
and Platt with a laugh. "Take me to
the top floor." he said to the elevator
conductor, ar.d if his colleagues hadn’t
stopped bowing and stepped aboard
they would have been left as certain
• •• •
“Uncle Nick” Young, who has been
identified with the National Baseball
League since its inception, has re
moved his headquarters to New York.
His office has been located In Wash
ington for longer than thirty-one years
and has been the rendezvous for all 1
I players who visited the capital. Fif
teen years ago, when the game was
enjoying Its halcyon days, "Nick”
Young was almost as important ft per
sor age as the man who lived i ; .t the
HAS UNIQUE MASONIC HONOR.
Experiences of a Maryland Brother
While Traveling in the East.
Thomas J. Shryock, grand master of
the Masonic grand lodge of Maryland,
was one of the big excursion party
which sailed from New York some
months ago on the big ocean liner Cel
tic for a tour of the Mediterranean find
interesting spots contiguous thereto.
After the party had been at sea for a
day or so it was discovered that 167
members of the Masonic fraternity
were on board. These formed the
Celtic Masonic association and elected
Gen. Shryock president. In virtue of
his distinguished office the general
presided at a lodge meeting of Syrian
and American Masons held in a cav
ern under the site of King Solomon's
temple at Jerusalem—"the first lodge
held there,” it is said, "since the time
of Solomon.” In connection with this
Interesting event —in which represen
tatives of twenty-six grand lodges par
ticipated —Gen. Shryock was elected
an honorary member of the Royal Sol
omon Mother lodge of Jerusalem.
While in Egypt he enjoyed the unique
honor of being made an honorary
grand master of the grand lodge of
Egypt, receiving special courtesies
from the grand master of the grand
lodge of that country, namely, Idris
Bey Raghel, under whose auspices he
attended a meeting of Bad Helouan
lodge in the desert, twenty miles from
ORGANIZED “INFERNO CLUB."
Statesmen at Washington Form a
Senator Depew, Senator Burrows
and a number of other statesmen who
like to have a good time have organ
Ized the "Inferno club.” It meets
dally In the restaurant at noon and Its
sessions are described as hair raising.
The organization is an outgrowth of
the debate on the Philippine bill. The
members of the club say they have
heard such horribly harrowing stories
of the atrocities committed by the
American soldiers told by the oppon
ents of the measure that they secure
no satisfaction In the articles printed
In newspapers because they are so un
exciting and dull, so the club was
formed In order to supply this defi
ciency. Each day some member of
the club tells a blood-and-thunder
story, which he dresses up in the
fiercest language at his command.
Senator Depew so far bears the palm,
as he related to the members the nar
rative of a railroad ride during which
took place a robbery, a murder, a sui
cide and a wreck; Innumerable peo
ple were killed and there was morn
blood shed than has been shed in the
Depew’s Automobile Face.
Senator Depew Is rapidly acquiring
the automobile face. Ho went spin
nlng up the avenue to the capitol yes
terday in a machine of the latest cut
with Mrs. Depew, but it was plain to
see that he did not like his position of
chaufTeur any too well. He had many
narrow escapes from street cars and
vehicles and his phiz wore a sort of
"Well, what's going to happen next?”
look. Mr. Depew is nevertheless a
confirmed automobilist. So deeply
does the horseles carriage idea perme
ate him that the other day In discuss
ing the omnibus claims bill he r fer
red to It as the automobile claims
bill. When his attention was called
to the slip he replied: "Only an ante
diluvian would call it an omnibus bill
in these days of Improved vehicles.
He was pleading his cause earnest
"I am w-ealthy,” he said, "and could
make ample provision for you.”
She nodded and checked one point
off on her fingers.
"I have had experience with the
world.” he continued.
She checked off another point.
"I have passed the frivolous point."
he went on. “and I have the steadfast
ness, the age and the wisdom to guard
and guide you well.”
"The points you make are strong
ones.” she said, "but they lead unde
viatingly to the conclusion that you
would make an excellent father for
me. You havo all the necessary quali
fications. but just now I am looking
for a husband.”
What She Would Say.
They were seated on the sofa in the
parlor. His false, curling mustache
was very near to the painted rosos
on her cheeks. He was doubtful,
after all, whether notwithstanding the
innumerable^vows of undying devo
tion that had passed between them, he
really loved her with the twenty-two
carat, ten-ton power that he ought to,
if he was to regard her as his future
wife, ami he wondered how he could
break the news gently. So in a very
low voice he said:
"What would you say, darling If I
should tell you that you can never be
"I should say, pet,” she answered,
“that I’ve got a nice bundle of your
letters that would help to make it
expensive for you.”
The Deceitful Man.
Official —I am greatly grieved, mad
am. to nave to be the bearer or such
sad intelligence, but I am obliged to
inform you. nevertheless, that your
husband was killed on our railroad
Madam —Good heavens! Is it pos
Official —It Is too true, madam. He
was killed instantly, and his head and
limbs so badly lacerated that all we
could recover of him was his trunk.
Manam—His trunk? Did he have
his trunk with him? The treacherous
villain! He deliberately told me he
was only going away for the day.
A SWEET FILIPINO GIRL.
Her Beauty and Politeness Charm a
Representative Green, of Pennsylva
nia, tells an interesting story of one
of his exiMM'ienees In the Philippines,
says the Washington Post.
• on the second day after my arrival
in those islands.” he says, "our party
visited Santa Cruz, in Laguna prov
ince. I had never s|Kiken to a native
woman, and, after dinner, at a small
hotel kept by a Chino, I crosses 1 the
street to a very humble shack, where,
on the ground floor, cigars and cigar
ettes were sold. A very neat and quite
pretty native woman stood laddud the
window sill, used as a counter.
••In my very best Spanish I asked
the prices of her wares. Imagine my
surprise when she replied in a very
sweet voice: ‘Excuse in*, sir, but I
speak English.’ With pride she in
formed me that her sisters, her nieces
and her cousins also spoke English. I
bought cigars and cigarettes, and
offered her a cigarette. *1 never
smoke,* she replied, to my astonish
ment, ‘nor do my sisters, nieces or
cousins.’ She told me that smoking
wan not a common practice among the
better classes of Filipinos, and that her
father especially did not approve of
his daughters smoking, ‘and we al
ways.’ she added, ‘obey our parents.’ ”
According to Mr. Green, the girl
criticised tiie American bands because,
while they played good music, they
rarely played well. An Impromptu
concert was arranged. In which the
performers were the girl, her niece, a
girl of 10, and her cousin, nged 8, und
the audience included Senator Bacon
and Representatives Jack, Mercer, De-
Armond and Green. The girls sang
‘•John Brown's Body.” ‘‘Marching
Through Georgia” and "The Star-Span
gled Banner” in English, accompanying
themselves on a harp and violin.
"When we left." says Mr. Green, "the
girl, with perfect modesty and good
taste, gave me her little brown hand
In farewell and said: ‘I am sorry my
good friend leaves. I hope he will al
ways lie well.’ It was a gracious and
graceful parting. Never will I forget
that pretty little brown-skinned Taga
log lady, and 1 will cherish her mem
The Coming Man.
Professor Brunor makes a startling
prediction as to human development.
He sees in the future man a being in
whom strange transformations shall
have taken place; a being in whom
brain is master, ruling a body much
larger than that of the present man;
a body which lias lost its floating ribs,
its vermiform appendix and its little
toes, and in which many other changes
have taken place. He believes the
chest and upper and lower limbs will
be much larger and that the future
man will be much taller than his proto
type of to-day.—London Globe.
Helen Keller’s Autobiography.
Helen Keller, the deaf and blind girl,
has written an autobiography which
will soon appear. Miss Keller is now
a student at ltadcllffe College. Iler
l»ook. which Is written in sign lan
guage of the blind, is said to l»e re
markable for the excellence of Its
African Steamboat Service.
The British government has just
completed the survey of the English
section of laike Victoria Nyanza, in
central Africa, for the establishment
of a steamer service on the lake in con
nection with the I'ganda railway,
which has recently been completed.
The lake Is studded with a very large
nunilier of islands of varying size,
many of them densely populated.
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He doted on her In those weeks
Of bliss before they wed.
Alas! She's changed, and now he seeks?
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“I declare, that girl Is a peach.” "Yes.
and what's more, she has money enough
to mnke her a plum."
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now in perfect health.” easily and my lungs were weak. C atarrli
MISS LIZZIE SNEATniXG. of the lungs was what the doctors called
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