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M . ?i3g THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUSTDAYrMARCH 18, 1894. ,- THE WASHINGTON TIMES, dailV. OWNED AND ISbUEU BY The Washington Times Publishing Company. Cicncral Manager: H J. BROWSE; Editor: MARSHALL CUSniNQ; City Editor: EMOKT FOSTER. Office: IIUTC1UNS BU1LDIJ.G, Corner Tenth ami D Stbeeis Hokthwest. Telephone 837. Price, Daily Edition OneCent. Sunday Edition rive Cents. By carriers, by the week Ten Cents. WASHINGTON. 1). MARCH 18, 1834. M)L. 1.. 0. 1. The Washington- Times Is a fact and an issue. Alter months of labor, of planning, of organizing, the Feoplo's Paper has come to its beginning. A remarkable work this is. No other paper was eer started under the samo circumstances. Like all great enter prises, movements and revolutions, It had Its fojndations la'd In necessity. Printers, tlnown out of work by the Intro duction of type-setting machines, started the agitation, until the wholo body of Columbia Typographical Union, No. 101, leavened with the idea. It grew and spread until tho whole 10,000 members of organize! labor in Wash ington caught tho snirit of tho occasion and rallied to its support. A company was organized. It has hundreds of stockholders No other diily over had one-tenth as many. And, ttrango to sry, there is not an idler in the whole li-t. All of them earn their living by labor of hand and brain. Trobably not fivei'mong tho hundreds are worth $3,000 cvli. But they all belieo in co-oneration. And they lire all terribly in tamest. They bae ideas and rights and thoj want a com mon mouthpiece to express their ideas and stand up for their rights. do tho mot nt grow until its strength tins fell nil over Washington until the sig niflcjicc of the idea strjek the bell in a it07en ctLer cities, where this first number will le hailed lis a welcomo message. rr.eud, there aro over 4,000 men and woaion in Washington who have a direct a oney interest in this paper, who have cheer fully drawn upon their scant earnings that this paper might bo born. It has the official indorsement of tho great central organiza tions which speak for labor in this Capital. They have proved their faith by theirdeeds. They have not only put money into Iha pa per and subscribed for it, but they nave pledged their patronage to the merchants who advertise in this journal, which they have founded and which they own. Now, what do wo propose to do? First and foremo-t, we are going to print a bright, readable newspaper. The Times will have the full reports of tho Associated Tress. It will havo a strong corps of alert, hustling newspaper men, who havo their hearts in this enterprise and who believe as we do. We are not going to give you nwrcty the surface fact, but the fact which is uttil.-'wlhthe surface that is tho soul of We havo no cor porate strings tied to u; b Influences which will restra'n us from telling the truth, even if it is unpleasant to wealth and power. We will hew to tho line. Our dally edition will be four pages; busy men want a paper which can bo read in half an hour. The Times costs but one eeat. It is within the reach of all. The Sunday edition will have eight, twelve sixteen or twentj pages we shall grow and will be bold for five cents. The paper will bo delivered seven days in tho week for 10 cent1-. It will reach y ou bright and early. What shall we advocate? The cause of the people that mean'" many things. Public control of public franchises, cheap gas, free vater, fr o school books, more schoolhouses, lower rents, an honest assessment of prop ert. cot in the interest of speculative hold ings, bet in the interest of those who build an J ttoe who rent. Wo believe in shifting the load of unjust taxation from the shoulders of the masses. We do not believ e that indus try and enterprise should be taxed that idle weul.h may escape its proper share of the public burden. We believe that one of tho ra tin solutions of the problem of poverty lies ia absolutely freeing labor and active capital from taxation, and supporting tho govern-n-ent Ly taxing the ground values which are created by the community as a whole, and not by tho comparatively few individuals who are in possession of the land. On all these main issues wo purpose to open our columns for n fair, good-tempered and honest discus sion. All great questions are many-sided. Wo aro willing to giv o all side3 an equal hear ing. Ono closing word. The first issue of The Times is on a pay ing basis. Now is the time to subscribe. HITS--OR HISSES. Col. Breckinridge Ins displayed so much versatility ia this great trial of his that he ought surely be able to establish as many secret marriages as seem to bo required. g Tnu Times will draw the lino on the Peffer whiskers joke. Gov. McKInley is distributing Tom Reed speeches in Ohio, posslb.y in order to put tho ox-Czar in training for tho tail of tho little Napoleon ticket. Buy Tnn Times a week from to-morrow and see if it is going then. Prof. Wilson is in much better condition than his tariff bill. Buy The Times a month from low and see If it is going then. Better not assume that Senator Gorman Is used up, knocked down, and dragged out of .Maryland politics until the cows oomo home, say. 'One law can bring a trper to the brink, but 10,000 cannot mate him drink." Old eaw. The interest shown by Senator Hill in tho ijmission of Utah docs not necessarily prOTO that bis alleged matrimonal intentions are real uid serious. John C. Now thinks Jthat Republicans co aldn't hire men to do better for them than the Democrats are now doing. (Confidential; Tnsro u ono circumstance that might havo made Mr. New better satlsfled, viz.: the re tention of Mr. Harrison's consul general to London.) A green flag .with a beautiful harp on it floated from the top of The Times Building yesterday. We are now thoroughly familiar with tho physiognomies of "Honorable ex-Speaker" Noyes and Hon. John M. Francis, thanks to the patent medicine advertisements. If Hon. Joo Blackburn has really been con v erted there is certainly hope for a man whoso Intentions are as good as Hon. Hoke Smith's. Don't be too frco with tho new morning daily. It is a llvo wire. Mr. Stevenson, by far tho longest-winded novelist on earth, has given a ball at Samoa; and it doubtless had an after-the-ball attach ment There is a barrel of Ink and a peek of pens concealod in n corner of The Times' editorial rooms. , A Mr. Watkins, of Sclpiovllle, N. Y., thinks that Senator Hill has met his Waterloo. Perhaps Col. J. Hampton Hogt) imagines that his long-distaneo jags will nttract less at tention in the ItepuUican party. I 10UU IIGE A PLLNTY. The best newspaper over published nny where, in any language, time, or place, was the New Tork Sun :is it was twenty y ears ago. That was when Mr. Dina was twenty vears younger and an inch taller thin he is now. And then, too, there was more time twenty vears ago lhan there Is nowadays. Tho very gifted young men who now make the Sun aro terribly rushed. If they had more time, liko tho boy who wrote a letter to his father if they had more time they would make a better paper. It would bo better because it would be shorter. The Sun in its best davs was a four page paper. (There is ono mistake in tho above. Mr. Dana is as y oung and as tall as he ever was.) -- A WORD,NOT rilTY, TO THE TVISI Tbuth lies concealed while error stalks abroad. To no branch of human knowledge, perhaps, does this maxim apply with greater force than to tho art of advertising. Many persons entertain the notion that advertise ments yielding tho best returns aro those found in the largest journal, but a little re flection will make it clear to any reasonable mind that this is not strictly true. To read through the crowded columns of any largo dally or weekly in theso busy days is a task so formidable that fw, if any, ever under take it. Tho fact is, tho largo majority rarely go be ond the news items So that, while it is true that tho advertising patrons of the journals in question denvo some benefit, jet they'do not fully realize the returns usually claimed. Nor can the converse of this fact bedenied with respect to tho smaller, less rritentious, but equally well-conducted jour nals. There is not that '-tired feeling" about reading a paper of modcrato proportions. A glance through tho pages of crisp and spark ling news items is sufficient to post the reader on tho day's doings. But ho doe not then throw aside his paper. His eyo continues to wander through the pages, and he reads the advertisements before ho gets through. Tho perusal of such a paper is not a burden, but, on tho contrary, a pleasant pastime. Tho logic of all this is to put jour advertisements where they will be read. Itemember, that ten columns of advertising in a four-page pat er Is more likely to be thoroughly read by the largo majority of readers than twentj col umns in an eight-page paper or thirty col umns in a twelve-page paper. THE TIMES believes that the best news is the kind of matter that interests the most people the most. TllE TEMPTATION OF JOE 11HCKBURN. The Times is glad that it is launched upon an unexpectant public just at this time; it may discuss calmlj and dispassionately the temptation of the Hon. Joe Blackburn, of Kentucky. It has been reported In v anous pubhc prints that this eminent orator attended one of tho Moody aud Sankey meetings and offered, it only Mr. Moody vv ould continue his benefactions, to contribute, commensu rately with tho lapse of time and tho progress of the meotings, his Congressional salary. This announcement was greeted with loud ac clamations of approval, even in tho Senator's own State. The fact that Mr. Blackburn made this generous offer onlj' in the enthusiasm of the moment, however, has now been irrefuta bly disputed; for so many admirers of this eloquent blue grass gentleman sent tracts to the Senate in his care, ntd theso tracts were distnbuted with so much industry and ad vertising discretion by his colleagues, that Mr. Blackburn has thought it best, in order, in his innate modesty, not to receivo credit which did not rightfully belong to him, to announce that ho has not been converted nt all. Mr. Blaekbarn doesn't deny, however. that be made the offer of tho balance of his month's salary as a Senator of the United Stnteo. and it doesn't damage or interfere with tho good ness of his Intentions that it was v ery near tho end of February when this free-hearted proposition w.a3 made. Senator Georgo tells us, in a recent interview (unpublished), that this arrangement, if it had been acquiesced in by Moody and Sankey, wculd havo ielt the re vivalist and tho psalmist "5100 in a hole," a slang expression, badlysuited to the occasion. The TitfEs is glad to ehronicio tho true con dition of tho Hon. Joe Blackburn's ecclesiasti cal philosophy; ho has not been converted nt all. no has again successfully resisted temp tation. - It is good before breakfast, it is good at the office. It is good all day, THE Tl.MES Is. BANKS AND TlfhlR USES. During tho year past the country has expe rienced the most extreme possibilities of what theso indlspen3ablo inst.tutions can allow their scope to cover, from tho plethora of funds ready to moot tho fullest demands of the busi ness world to a dearth of them, that has ex isted, t A j ear ago, when tho gold was being drawn from tho greatcenteis of the country to ex port, when it was known 'that the. govern ment desired to replenish its supply, it came generously from every section of the country to recoup that demand from tho Treasury. Following this an inclination to bo conservative caused unnatural hoarding of the money deposited, everywhere consid ered loanable funds, which almost stagnated business. Tha circumstances did not war rant It. and only the unfortunate an uncalled-for lack of confidence caused it, for war nor famine among us would not place it beyond the ability of tho leaders of finance to control the necessities equal to our needs, even if it required hundreds of millions, better than our experience of a few months ago as a test. Since that time money ha3 poured cut of tho natural channels in great abundmeo for all legitimate demands. The patriotism of tha banks can be relied upon in times of war and distress to con- tribute of their wealth to sustain the govern- ment, relying upon the people to confirm their praiseworthy action. If a panto arises at home or abroad again they seem all-powerful to avert tho collapsing of tho financial system. When n few years since tho well known Baring failure resulted in the foreign holders of our securities of untold millions sending them back to us tho ability of tho men who havo tho direction of financial affairs in our empire and other cities, and tho confldenco tho entire country hid in them, prevented a panic to us of proportions and suddenness that would simply have been over whelming in its effects. Included as banks are also savings institutions of all types and trust companies, which hold tho aggregation of our surplus wealth, which from jear to year amounts to enormous sums. The analy zation of how this money is gathered to gether to movo tho financial world doubtless would disclose that tho strong prejudices that from timo to timo cxit against tho pos sessors of it are not all well founded. ithln a few months last summer millions upon mil lions were withdrawn from tho savings banks belonging to tho masses, who, either from necessity or distrust, lesscneo the power of those institutions to protect th5 business men, who, through tho banks, wero procuring money to continue manufacturing, which employed tho million of wage earners As tho needed monoj had been withdrawn from tho banks of deposit, tho merchants of every grado wero in turn crippled, nnd thus tho suffering and distress was widespread, if not almost in one sense universal. From one standpoint tho llnnnclal transact tions of tho country aro supported bj tho con- I tributions ottho multitude, which,vvhen placed in largo sums everywhere that deposits are receiv ed, forms a basis of wealth belonging to tho many, not the few. If it were w ell under stood that banks of deposit do a vast amount of business which is simply a convenience to those whom they serv e, keeping in mind that by bo doing they accommodate millions of our people, they would bo held at least as a blessing in disguise. Wo cannot live without this class of institutions, nor prosper unless ev ery facility and encouragement Js given for tho thrifty people of the land to continually save. Bej ond question, thej' aro under proper restrictions and wise management an im measurable bulwark of strength and safety. Da:.ei, N. MonoAS. a Don't be afraid to talk about THE TIMES. It is the people's papcr.it is everybody's paper, it is your paper. ALL THE NEWS OF THE WORLD. The Times is fortunate and the Associated Press is not unfortunate, wo trust, that tho greatest of all news-gathering associations is at the service of Washington's new morning daily, and that tho hearty co-operation of this journal 13 vouchsafed now and to-morrow nnd always to this all-ramify lug chronicler of the news of the world. Tho Associated Press is a mutual co-opera'ivo interest among hundreds of great and small American newspapers. Its s-rv ice reaches around the globo. Its meth ods aro the approved growth and practice of years of newspaper experience nnd news paper endeavor, than which there is nothing moro thorough and painstaking. The Times congratulates its readers, too, that its local news service, which it intends to make su perior to any other in Washington, is sup plemented by this complete nnd instant tel egraphic serv ice. REMARKS ASIDE. The Times wants to bo true to Washington life. That is nboet all. It would like to speak out and bojruthful. Wo think this town will seo tho joungster through. A newspaper without a character is no better than a man without a character. Charles A. Dana. Mr. Cleveland is a gentleman, a scholar, and a fairly good judge of District Commis sioners. Gravescnd ought to congratulate itself that John Y. McK.ano didn't abduct it to Sing Sing with him. Spare me honor, but tako me life. J. Quincy. It was rumored lato last night that Cob Breckinridge contemplated suing for divorce. It doesn't look as if The Times would havo anj room for dead advertisements. Mr. Hewitt, it looks as if I should have to consent to tho coinage of that vacuum after all. G. Cleveland. It isn't the present intention of the editor of The Times to secure the plaintiff in tho Breckinridgc-Pollard case as a regular con tributor to these columns. W hen it comes to the production of big guns the immen-e plant at the navy j ard isn't in it at ail with tho board of directors of tho ashincton and Famunkey liailroa j. Mr. Gorman, of Maryland, believes in free trade, protection, a tariff for revenuo onlj-, and n tariff with incidental protection. Col Breckiundgo prefers his marriages in Ap'Il. That fine old chestnut, tho pneumatic tubo proposition, is again agitating the po-tal service from core to cov er. A Congressional temperance society has been formed,but it would seem trf havo no moro onerous occupation than Othello, tho jealous Moor, on ono occasion. Banquet to Senator Blanchard. A banquet was tendered Hon. Newton C. Blanchard, of Louis.ana, last night at tho Ebbitt. in honor of his appointment to the Senate, by h.s ool'cagiies of tho River nnd Harbor Committ"a of tho House, of which ho is ex-chairman. Nearly all the members were present, nnd a largo amount of enthusiastic good will and mingled regret nnd felicitation was much in evidence over tha discussion of tho elaborate bill o fare. Thoso present were Senator Blanchard and Congressman Catching", of Missouri; Clark, of Alabama; Sayers, of Texas. Grosveuor. of Ohio; Van Voorhis, of Ohio; Causey, ot Delaware; Dur borow, of Illinois; Iteyburn. ot Pennsylvania; Stephenson, of Michigan, Htrtmnn, of Ore gon; Ellis, or Oregon; McCulloeh, of Arkan sas, Breckinridge, of Arkansas, Hooker, of Now York; Caminettl, of California; Outh waite, or Ohio; Barnes, of Wisconsin; Geary, of CalIfornia;Wi!son, of Washington, Hender son, of Illinois; Cannon, of Illinois, and Handy, of Virginia., The Dignity of Housekeeping. I believe, says tha American Woman, that a large class of American women aro shock ingly enervated by tho Irresponsibility of apartment nnd hotel lifo and overlndulgent husbands. It is a great pity some strong lunged, silver-tonged orator does not rise up and preach to them of the dignity, beauty, and importance ot housekeeping after tlio old fashioned hand-made method. It is the no blest and most womanly occupation on earth. The domestic machine is infinitely more complicated than any electrical apparatus, moro powerful than a Corls engine, and, unless properly handled, is as deadly as a circular saw. To run one smoothly and sarely is a'prouder mission than writing a book, converting heathen, or advancing the cause of political equality. Why tho profes sion has fallen into contempt, when it calls into play so many high and handsome tnl ents, I fail to understand. I suppose Bridget holds tho key of the situation and no one has courago'to break the clock. Kindly show this paper to y our friend. CORRIDOR AND CURB. "Miss Madeline Pollard," said John It. Hopkins, of At. Louis, at the Ilondall last night, "Is a relative of ono of tho most aristo cratic families of Virginia the Pollards who in antebellum times were noted for their chivalry and -hospitality throughout tho length and breadth of that commonwealth. Her face presents a btriking resemblance to that of her dead cousln.E. A. Pollard, the au thor of the "Lost Cause," a graphic history of tho war, a copy of which will be found in the library of nearly every Southerner. Speaking of Pollard reminds mo of his widow, who recently died, so I heard a few woks ago, almost penniless, in far-away Ari zona. Sho was a Miss Richards. Senator Vest remembers her well. Many years ago, when sho was living in Itlchmond. sho heard of a remark that tho distinguished Sonntor from Missouri had made about her. Mr. Vest was then a member of tho confeder ate congress. A few daj-s afterward sho met him on tho street nnd proceeded to horse whip him. The incident has never been for gotten, and Mr. Vest hears of it iu tho news papers In his State every time he takes tho stump for bis party. Mls Itiehards married Pollard, who, it will bo remembered, was assassinated in Itlchmond in 18C3. Sbodnfted to New York In 1874, where she was for a long while an amanuensis to the late A. T. Stewart Somoj ears ago sho went wet and began teaching an Indian school near uma, A. T. In her younger dajs she was regarded as ono of tho most beautiful women in Vir ginia, nnd was tbo cause of two duels and a suicide." "Senator Hansom is not a3 complacent as his mobile countenance would indicnte," said a distinguished North Carolina politician, as ho rolled the end of a Perfecto around in his mouth, while sunning his Apollo-Belvidcro in front of tho Shoreham yesterday. "The old man is writing moro letters cverj' night now," ho went on to say, "than ho ever did before in his life. Iho political signs in North Carolina do net augur success for him next year. There aro several good men al ready in tho Held. Ho wants to coma back, for ho could not put on tho style in North Carolina that hu docsin Washington. Creased trousers, bilcd shirts, two-story collars and boutouniercs are not as popular at homo as home-spun jeans and horny hands. Itansom has an aversion for writing letters. Hehrs done nothing for tho boys in tho way of se curing Tederal patronage. And my! can't he strut. He is tho only man I ever saw who could strut standing still. Yaneo tells a good story on him. Ho was canvassing among his constituents in ebster county years ago. He called at tho gate of Mr. Jones. Was he at home? Yes, and at tho stable. So to tho stable the governor went, where ho found Jones currj ing a horse. "That's a lino looking animal, Jones. Can ho run?" "Nope. Never heard of his being a run ner." "What is he, a Hambletonian? ' "Nope. No line blood in him 'at I knows Of." "I suppose ho's'a good buggy horse; a trotter, majbe." "Nope. He ain't worth a durn at trotting, nor runnin, nor paein', nor nothin'." "Well," said the governor, "you seem to bo taking splendid care of him. What for?" "Seo here, Vance, 6aid Jones, "that horsois named Matt Itansom, and I'm er just keepln' him for style." ' Somo years ago a farmer down my way wrote to Gen. Jubal A. Earlj- for a lottery ticket," fold Wallace McLaunn, of Jackson, Mis.. at the Metropolitan last night. Ho sent a dollar and asked that ho be returned a ticket which would win. He reminded tho ex-Confederato general that ho had followed him during the late war as faithfully 03 any soldlt r that ever shouldered a musket, and that when tho surrender came ho had neither home nor relatives, and was left ragged with out enough clothing," as ho expressed it, "to wad a shotgun " Gen. Early sent him a ticket and a letter expressing the hopo that it would draw n prize. Ho closed tbo letter, however, with this piece of advice: "Let the lottery alone. If yon stick to it as loyally as you sayyou did tbo Confederacy, it won't bo long before you will havo to ransack your house to find enough cloth to wad a pop gun." 'Tho Florida hotels," said W, C. Watson, of New Orleans, at the Normandie yesterday, "have lost bg money this season. There are no visitors down there. Tho mammoth Tonco de Leon at San Augustfno was almost de serted last week. The Jacksonville houses did fairly- well preceding tho Corbctt-Mltchell fight, but they are doing nothing now. Tho reason i that the winter in tho North ha3 been so mild that no one has suffered. Cold weather means a big travel South, while a warm winter means bankruptcy to one-third of tho hotels in riorida. "I see," said the cynia (he was standing in front of tho Itiggs' House at the time), "that Superintendent Byrnes has decided that the slot machines must go, as tbey are a gambling device. That is very, very good! You havo heard of Parkhurst, perhaps. He is rapidly getting at the bottom of tning3 in New York, making the police captains trem ble, rooting out the blackmailers and the thieves. Havo you noticed that he has got to gambling dens yet? Not yet! Yet when ho does, and I think he will, there will bo music, and some of tho very wealthy and highly re spectable names of New York will bo involved in scandal, and tho names' of some of tho highest officers of the city government will be smirched bey ond recognition. It makes mo laugh, this warfare of Byrnes upon tho flve eent siot machines' " If George F. Tarker, consul at Birmingham, is sick, as I am told he is, it is too, too bad. A good fellow, frank and free, dev oted to his friends, is Parker; posted in public affairs, Useiul and breezy. He wrote tho campaign lifo of Cievelan-1, was booked at one titre for private secretary (tho sacrament fell on Mr. Thurber), and was appointed consul at Bir mingham alter Mr. Harrison had inquired in diretlyor Mr. Cleveland whether Major Eli jah Halford, of the reganr army, would be allowed to remain as consul at Birmingham" if ho were to bo appointed during the iat ad ministration. The inferenco from tho Presi dent's reply vv.is that ho would not be. Tho latest nnd most judicious of Arctic ex plorers, Mr. Well-nan, called upon Judge Gresham at tho Stato Department just before betook tho train forNewIork. ThoSecrctary of State was intensely interested in tho enter prise, sitting down with tho young traveler, asking him a score of questions, admitting that no himself, if ho wero younger, would bo tempted to go along. Mr. bellman called ipon tho President later in tho day. He too, was very cordial, wished that the explorer might really- plant the flag further up into the icy ocean than it had ever gone before, and exclaimed as Mr. Wellman was about to leave: "I do hopo you will get bac!: all right!" Grae and Reverend Gossip. It is generally believed in the Senate press gallery that timo was whcmMr. Wolcott could dispense with 5100,000 on a royal flush as well as not. Mr. Allison thinks a great deal mora of Senator Aldnch, of Khodo Island, now that tho latter has made a million dollars in street railroads. Persons are seriously representing to Mr, Allison that he is tho standard-bearer of tho great West, the logical candidate in '00, and, is general, on all-around gold-silver man. Hon. William T. Vilas, of Wisconsin, is con sidered by his colleagues to bo the most sombre ot all the cuckoos. No traces havo yet been discovered of Charles Hill Jones' four Pinkerton detectives who were hero shadowing tho movements of Mr. Vest, of Mi'sonri. Mr. Hanson, of North Carolina, thinks it is about timo for another one of Zebuloa Vanco's picturesque tar-heel storla,. Senator James Smith,'oi New Jersey, is thought to weigh moro than any other two Senators combined. Hon. Redfleld Proctor, being a Vermontcr bom and bred, loves the horse. He can tell a thoroughbred a mile away. It Is rumored among the Fopuhat mom- bers of tbo Senate that Mr. Allen threatens to empty benches with another twelve-hour speech. Somo of the Senatorial scoffers are inclined to make injudicious tun of Mr. Alien. It is recalled by close observers in tho 8en ato that Mr. Brico, of Ohio, is chairman of the Committeo on Pacltlc ltallroads. It is thought, however, that ho has n6 idea of paralleling either the Central PaciSc or the Union Pacific. Hon. James Donald Cameron, of Pennsyl vania, is in tho hands of his friends, so far as any momentous incidents connected with the next Republican national convention are con cerned. Tha same is thought to bo true with reference to Hon. Shelby M. Cullom. About the best source of news in the Scnato is Hon. Henry Chesterfield Hansbrough, of North Dakota. Ho used to bo a printer, and then ho was a newspaper man. His wide travels and closo observations have made him well posted and discreet. Soveral of the silver Senators embraced Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, of Massachusetts, the other day at tho closo of his bimetallic speech. They consider that he Is looking out of his Western windows and seeing tho sun rise. Senator Perkins, of California, tho author of "Two Years Before tho Mast," is a constant attendant upon tho bifurcated lectures of Hon. Kate Tield, of California. Utah and tho Shoreham Hotel. Senator Perkins IS a sailor from stocking foot up. Mr. WaltLall, of Mississippi, is sadly missed by Private John Allen, of Tupelo. Mr. Walthall wa3 always noticod to bo a. self sacrificing listener to any one of tho Private John Allen stories, no matter h ow much it bore tho marks of time. It is whispered by a close friend of Major Manderson, the last survivor of tho charge ot Balakalava. that ho doesn't intend to become any mere Nebraska Populist if ho can possi bly help it. This Paper; li a Trinter. Our now paper, says the National Union Printer, sees the light to-morrow morning. With its publication will bo realized the hopes of our fellow-craftsman a paper owned and controlled by printers. Its success means much; its fulluro damnation. The members of our union who have labored so hard to bring forth tho child of their brains are en titled to tho everlasting gratitudo not only of our local brethren, but of the craft throughout the country. Theirs has been a labor of love, of much sacrifice ot time and comfort. They have finally given us tho paper, it is now our duty to maintain it and bring it to a financial success, such a success as will show to all union printers that tha day has come when those out of work can make work for them selves, instead of waiting for tho employing class to make it for them. With this era will come again the days when printers were in dependent, chivalric, and self-respecting men; when they were an Influence In their various communities. With the responsibility accom panying this new state of affairs will come a dignity to our fcllow-crafts-nan which we regret to say has been missing for years. Tho success of TnE WAsniiaTON Times means much to us prin'ers; therefore the paper must be a success. Tho board of directors of tho paper, after long and patient work and examination, have concluded that it can be easily made a perma nency. It vv ill start out under auspices such as no paper started In the last thirty- years in this country has had. First, the paper is projected by journeymen printers, second, it has been, or soon will be, indorsed by every trade, labor and reform organization in the District, thus guaranteeing it a support from the beginning that capitalists would give thousands of dollars to secure. Such support will make it an advertising medium that will bo eagerly sought by our business men, for they always seek to announce their wares so as to bring the most custom; and as it will be known by them from the start that all our working people are in sympathetic touch with our paper, it is easy to seo that they will be anxions to advcrtiso in The Times. The cir culation of tho paper will be large from the beginning. On the desk of every secretary of every labor organization will be laid at every meeting a subscription list, on which thoso present will be invited to puttheir names as subscribers. Every member of every organi zation will bo furnished blanks also, to solicit subscriptions of their friends. So it will be 3een that tho paper will have canvassing for it thousands of working people, who other wise could not bo hired to do the work for money. "The Capital" Catches the Idea. I hear, says the Capital, that a new doily paper is to be started In Washington, The Morning Times, a four-page paper on week days, an eight-page paper on Sunday, for the present, at least, and then possible a sixteen page Sunday paper. What is more, it is rumored that no paid advertisements are to bo used In tho editorial columns. Tnn Times will havo the full Associated Press reports. It will oecupy tho old Post counting-room, tho old Post pressroom, and tho old Post composing and editorial rooms, in the old Post building at Tenth and D streets, now known as the Hutchms building, named, and rightly, after our old friend, Stllson Hutchms, who owns the building. Iris announced that The Times will really be independent in poli tics, that it will mako things hum. No doubt ot it, no doubt of it. And what a chance! Who is there in Washington here that is tell ing the truth, who is there that is printing the news, who is there that really knows what is going on? For one I don't, and I am going to read The Times to see if it will tell me. This parer is the co-operativo enterprise of tho printers. Persons who have had to do with making tho preparations for it tell me that there is a great deal back of it that doesn't appear to the casual observer, who usually knows it all. Tho problem is, first to secure readers, and then advertising. In terest in tho paper, if it be excited enough, means readers. Readers means circulation. But circulation doesn't always mean results to advertisers. There are large circulations that are poor. There are medium circula tions that aro good. If the peoplo who be lieve in The Times really stand by it. the merchants who advertise in it surely ought to prosper. Any how, it is something now, this pap;r, and let s all read it. It is indeed a very new thing. Alter it has goneawhile as manyas eight new co-operative daily papers are to be started in as many cities, and it has been predicted that before the year is over forty or fifty more will begin. Here will bo work, at nny rate, and work is happiness. Advertised by a Loving Friend. From the Washington News. The new paper about to be started in tho old Pot Building. Hotel Gross Opening. Tho Hotel Gross opened to doors to tha public last night. It is situated at G17 Thir teenth street, and is one of the most hand somely furnished hostelries in Washington. Col. Gross, the proprietor, extended invita tions to about 1,000 people to visit him be tween the houre of 7 and 11 last evening and there wero nearly that number who responded. Miss Jennie Gross, the colonel's accomplished daughter, ass sted by Mrs. A. C. Wilbur, of New York, ha I tho parlors exquisitely deco rated. Hothouse flowers adorned the tables in great profusion. There was an ele gant lunch served, punctuated with punch like tbey mako nt Lexington, Kv.. where Col. Gross lived lefore adopting Washington--as his home. A Land gave delightful music, tho ladies wore handsome evening Dresses, the flowers loo'--ed pretty and were pretty, tho lights were soit, and the punches were up to the Kentucky standard. The evening was deligbtiully spent by alt tnoso present. CLOAK ROOM AND GALLERY. The very lively Congressman, John L. Wilson, of Washington, Is always fight ing for bis State. Ho claimed the other: day in the House that it yielded more net revenue to the Post Office Depart ment than all of the Southern States put to gether, which Is a fact, and ha emphasized his position further by declaring that six-sevenlhs of all tho millions of the River and Harbor appropriations went to the Southern Slates. Some of the Mississippi members tried to call him off, explaining that some arrangement satisfactory to him might bo made. There was a crossfire urging him togoon, however. "Give it to 'em, John," the voice behind him said; "it is a damn steal." Tho voice was the voico of Tom Reed. Whatever anybody in Washington may havo thought of Senator mil a year ago everybody i3now admitting hi3 power and prowess. His victories over Hornblowcr and Peckbam, though chiefly bis double victory over the President in these cases, has caused all tho brood of vacillating ones to flock to him. Ho i3 contented and confident. Ho drew heavily upon his resources in these Supremo Court lights, however for you know Senators lend themselves to one another with the greatest freedom and tho personal pressure that he will be able to bring to bear will be somewhat weakened for a time, but it i3 expected that Mr. Hill will fully recover himself. He is becoming moro and moro tho center of those Democrats who are dissatisfied n 1th the Wilson bill and moro and moro tho reliance of the protectionist Republicans. Senator Murphy has become a pronounced success also, but bis is social rather than po litical. He lives in the finest style in tho old Stanford house, at Seventeenth and K streets, and hero with his sons t-nd daughters about him lie entertains lavishly and jovially, and his mild manners and general political liabil ity, as Senators call it, enables him to accom plish a great many thiLgs m the Senate, things sometimes which hLs more aggressive collaborator fails to do. Mr. Murphy s private secretary is Harry Walker, the correspondent here of tho Daily America. Mr. Walker lights into the sugar tiust and other bng bcara of more or less consequence with the greatest freedom, and yet it seems to get his chief into no trouble whatever. A prominent Republican advocate of the nomination of Senator Allison for President in '36 talked to Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, tho other day about the various important merits of his favorite. "We must have a man this time," he said, "who -will represent the great West. He must be somebody from west oi Ohio." "Would you mind amending that to make it west of Indiana?" Mr. Wolcott inquired. Tho Senator from Colorado never liked Mr. Harrison. Ho used to call him all sorts of hard names. Nobody here has been able to find traces of the four Pinkerton detectives who have been put upon the track of Senator Vest, of Mis souri, by Editor Charles H. Jones, of the New York World. By some the departure of Col. Jones from the editorship of the St. Louis Republic has been attributed to Mr. Vest, whether justly or not we cannot say. This circumstance, however, gave some color to the report that the suspected rela tions of Mr. Vest with the sugar people had caused Col. Jones to send down his minions for n thorough investigation. Mr. Vest knows very well how to shrug his shoulders virtuously if anybody accuses any member of the benato of the slightest shadow of cor ruption. Some have thought that he pro tested entirely too much. There is no ques tion that a number of Senators seriously feared the proposed investigation of the op erations of the sugar trust here. Mr. Searles, the eminent treasurer of this combination, who has manipulated the affairs of the Sen ate Finance Committeo and the Scnato cau cus with so much success during the past few weeks, is back here again at his former stamping grounds nt tho Shoreham. His room is the center of activity, and many of the friends of Senators, if not the Senators themselves, have found it intensely interest ing to visit him for private information. m It is a stand-off, so to speak, between the producers of lead ore and their enemies. At first the lead trust, with its interests in the Kansas City smelter and the railroads run ning to Mexico and in the Mexican mines, caused lead ore to be put upon the free list, but big Democrats, and Republicans too. keeping in the background somewhat, pounced in hero from Montana, Utah, and other Western regions where silver and lead aro produced, and these visiting statesmen made i: so lively for tho lead trust for they aetuallj- caused the duty to be taken off the finished lead product", which also the trust controls that the combination was glad enough to cry quits. Silver has had a terrible tumble, however, and we are told that there has doubtless been more suffering in Colorado and in the other Western silver communities than at any time in the p ast six months. By tho modem method much of the lobby ing is now done within the halls of the Senate or the House themselves by ex-members, possibly, who are entitled to an entrance there, by important persons who viait tho ante-rooms only rarely, or who far more often draw about them in the privacy of their hotel rooms the various Senators, Representa tives, and agents of all sorts who do their bid ding for some consideration or other. The oc cupation of the old-timu lobbyist is probably gone, and I cannot help thinking of our old friend, Felix McCloskey. so well remembered as a veteran assistant sergeant-at-arms of tho Charleston convention, as an elevator man at the Capitol, as a friend and biographer of Spinola. Fine, oil Telix sits in the corridor of the Arlington Hotel, talks with people, and seems to imaclns that ho is influential. He is interesting, though, and fine loooking, and a stranger ia the house might e.isdy pick him out for a Senator, i' not for an associate justice of the Supremo Court. His beaver hat looks dignified, and bis grayish blonde locks cluster about his ears after the fashion of Clay, Webster, aad tho sages of 1S10. Tho "keen advertising instinct" of Con gressman Morse, of Massachusetts, writes a correspondent of tho Nation, has long been a distinctive trait in that gentleman's charac ter. On at least one occasion it placed him in a peculiarly ludicrous position. This was sometime before ho entered upon his Con gressional career, while he was a member of the Massachusetts senate. A measure in which was especially interested was on tho calndar for a certain ditto. Mr. Morse pro- Eosed to speak on it, and bad sent the text ot is remarks (liberally punctuated with ap plause, it is fair to presumo) to the evening papers. On arriving at the senate chamber, somewhat late, he was horrified to find that, no ono asking to pass it, tho bill bad been ad vanced a stage without debate. The good nature ot his fellow-members saved him from a humiliating predicament. The vote was reconsidered, the bill was again placed on tho calendar, and our bumptious Congress man allowed to unload himself ot his speech, amid tho ill-concealed amusement of his col leagues. - THETIMLS believes that the best news is the kind of matter that interests the most people the most. 0 HIS POLITICS HOT RIGHT. Republican Foreman Superseded by a Democrat In the G. P. O. Charles T. Hendler, ot New York, was yes terday appointed foreman of the State De partment branch of the Government Printing Office, vice Harvey A. Harding, tho latter being ordered to report for duty Monday morning in tho main room. Mr. Harding camo oriclnally from Nebraska, and entered the Government Printing Office five years ago, about tho same time that Mr. Hendler did. The latter had heretofore been a proof-reader, and his new position is In the line of promo tion. Mr. Harding was seen last evening at his residence, 521 D street northeist, and spoko freelv about the change, "Tho first intimation I had."-ho said, "was receiving notlflcationto report for assignment for work Monday in the main room, and afterwards Mr. Hendler told me he had been appointed foreman la my place. I cannot ft account for tho action of the Public Printer, as no charges had been preferred against me or complaint made. It was the impression about the office that 'politics was the eause, Mr. Hendler being a Democrat, while I am a Republican." Public Printer Palmer positively refused to be interviewed on the-change. Baying it was a matter only concerning the business of the office. m m WEST END GOSSIP, Mrs. Blanchard Is a pretty as well as a popu lar addition to the Senatorial circle, and as she has been so long a well-known figure in Capital society 'there is no doubt that she will take her place next winter as a leader. She is tail and darf, has good features, and a rich compl6xion, and dresses In stylish gowns, that admirably set oil her figure. It is very pleasant to hear Tier talk of her beautiful homo In tho Soutb,the vast white e-otton-flelds full of singing negroes, the wide sugar-cane plantations, where the mill grinds night and day. And she fa evidently very proud of her distinguished husband. But when sho attacks the tariff problem she displays the usual fem inine idea. "Of course we want a tariff on sugar," sho Insisted recently to a friend. "Why, If there weren't, tho planter couldn't pay expenses. Wo are all froa traders in Louisiana (and the friend made a mental note that "free trade" didn't extend to sugar), but unless there U protection on the chief home product our business interests will languish and ultimately fail. f ' Mrs. Blanchard has 'two children, a boy of eighteen, who is a modical student, anda girl, now at boarding schooLf ,- Justice White' s marriage is expected to take place in June. As usual, there has been a very pretty romance woven about the actors. I hope it is true. Surely Mrs. Kent is a very pretty woman, with blende hair and blue eyes. Her homo is hero, so the wedding will take place here. Rumor has It that Mrs. Kent was Mr. Justice White's first and only love, and that he has been true to her, and now claims her alter long years of constancy. Mr. White is a Catholic, a bachelor, a very quiet man, averse to society, ami possessing all the quali fications of a model husband. - . Senator Hill seemed ttfbo following in tha game of hearts. Gosip hp3f it that he wa3 about to forsake hi3 cold bachelor ways and take unto himself n Tvi!ey9dItLTa3 said that Miss Lctitia Scott, a nleoJTjf' Mrs. Stevenson, was the future bride,' b'nt a. lady who lives in the same hotel in which Miss Scott and Senator Hill once lodgeM says that it is all untrue. "I don't believe a word of it," this lady remarked. "I have been. )ier all winter, and Mr. Hill never meets, a- souL Ho has a suite of rooms all alone, and he never comes into the dining hall, but lias his meals served In his own rooms. I don,'t believe he has met Miss Scott more than once, asid that was at a theater party. I am positive he does not know her well. In fact, Lhave heard from other sources that Senator Hill is engaged to a New York girl, and that jus house here at tho capital, to which he will bring his future bride. Is already selected." ... i Has It occurred to you how many famous women live in the national capital? Just in front of tho White Ilousa resides the widow of the "Plumed Knight,"- and out in Calumet place is one whose home is full or the memo ries of a dead husband, Mrs. Gen. Logan. Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnson is as stately 03 when she graced the reign of Buchanan, and Molllo Garfield, now Mrs; Stanley Brown, lives in the city, where, as a child, she wa3 the President's petted daughter. -'Grace Green wood," the writer, lives quietly a-vay up on Capitol Hill, and over In Georgetown Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth, the. novelist, is passing tho evening of her life. 1lrs.-Jeromo Bona parte, widow of tbo late CoL. Bonaparte, is spending her days in thi3 city. So also is Mrs. Admiral Dahlgren, prominent in the literary and social world. Mrs. Gen. Sheridan has a pretty homo hero. Clara Barton, presi dent of the Red Cross League, and Miss Kate Field complete thp group of Washington women of national tame. ... The Gcbhardt-Morris wedding was the sen sation of the week, and many prominent Washington peoplo attended the ceremony, amongst them the Marquis7 Imperial!, of tho Italian legation, and the1 Turkish minister, Mavroyeni Bey. Mrs. Gubnanltis well known here for her newspaper famey but she has not often honored the capital with her presence. A few weeks ago, when the Paint and Pow der Clnb gave "Mustaphai ' she came over to attend the performance with a box party, and of course her beauty worn her many ad mirers. At a big bail in J'iiladelphia a few weeks ago she was alsothaicenteror attrac tion, and her portrait appeared H3 that of the belle of the occasion. Many stories touch upon this lady's eccentricities, Jt is said that Freddio always walks; on the Insider ot the street when the two go on. a bramenide; that her dog "Dimples" wearsca bontonmere to to match his mi-tres' bouoneti Jlifcen Fred die was in love, or supposed he Was. In love, with the Jersey lily it waiBaid fcoiwas a Cath olic, but his marriage byn. Protestant clergy man proves that rumor falser t - AMONG THE CHURCHES, Yesterday afternoon Miss Elizabeth Wish ard, who has an extensive reputation as a Christian Endeavor worker among tho Pres byterian young people, opened a series of services for young people at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church before a large number of young people, To-morrow after noon sho will speak at the Fjrst church, as sisted by Dr. Bartiett, Dr. Jackson, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Allen. Sho wULftisa address meet ings at tho Metropolitan1. Easter-it, Westmin ster and Gunton Temple Memorial. Rev. J. J. Muir has bderi3holding special services and preaching to attentive audiences in the E Street Baptist church.jlunng the past week. Considerable interest has been manifested in all the services, and a number of converts will be baptized to-morrow. At tho New York Avenue Presbyterian church the week prayer meetings were con tinued with unabated Interest last night. They were conducted by Mr. 3IcFnrland, tha Salvation Army leader, of tho Church ot tha Covenant. The services nt the Hamline Methodist Episcopal Church were conducted through the entire week with an increasing attendance and through last night. Tho pastor, Rev.E. S. Todd, led the meetings. Kindly show this paper to a lady. Plain or'Prertyi- The great burning qufiin of the hoir. ac cording to the Philadelphia Time", is: Has the pretty girl become a-'terror in the land? The London girl who eloped with her father's coachman tho other day was pretty. The Paris belle who recently poisoned her husband is spoken of In tho papers as very pretty. The Berlin bride who becamq stago struck and joined a traveling theatrical company looked decidedly pretty. The New York maiden who drowned her self because her young man could "only bo a brother" to her was exceedingly pretty. Tho pretty girl, therefore, instead of being a thing of beauty and a joy forever fa often a delusion nnd a snare. It is the plain girl who fa never found breaking her father's heart or her husband's head. t It is the plain girl who, although she may have an aching heart, has a level head. It is the plain girl, with a pug nose, freckled faco and red hair, who never cau scs li tongue of scandal to wag. Johnston Bros. & Co.'s Assignment. Johnston Bros. & Co., grocers and coffa and tea dealers, of this" city, made an assigni. ment to-day; liabilities about 510,000 and as-l sets approximately the samo amount. Mr Johnston was, seen by a Times reporter lasa mgni, wno stnieu mat ne ma askea m creditors lor an extension ot thirty uays, in which time tho firm ejepects to Im able tq fully meet all Its obligations Watch for THE TtttrsS to-morrow. It J breezier than cv cr on vvcck-dais. : ----el v'-"iM"P - j ks3lr.