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The Washington Times
Publishing Company.
Cicncral Manager: H J. BROWSE;
City Editor: EMOKT FOSTER.
Corner Tenth ami D Stbeeis Hokthwest.
Telephone 837.
Price, Daily Edition OneCent.
Sunday Edition rive Cents.
By carriers, by the week Ten Cents.
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.
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
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
A green flag .with a beautiful harp on it
floated from the top of The Times Building
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.
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
It would bo better because it would be
The Sun in its best davs was a four page
(There is ono mistake in tho above. Mr.
Dana is as y oung and as tall as he ever was.)
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.
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.
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.
Don't be afraid to talk about THE TIMES.
It is the people's papcr.it is everybody's
paper, it is your paper.
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
"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
"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
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
"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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
"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 -
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
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
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.
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