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The WashinQlon Times
(Every Doy in tho Year)
The Washington Times
Publishing Company
General Manager: VL J. BROWNE;
City Editor: EMORY FOSTER.
Con-sru Tenth iki D Streets Nobthwkst.
Telephone S3T.
Price, Dally Edition One Cent
Sunday Edition Five Cents.
By carriers, by the week Ten Cents.
The Times Is not yet Informed exactly
where the blame, or all of It, lies In the matter
of this latest trolley accident. If fenders
should bo applied to the trolley cars, they
shall be. If tho motormon is to blame, bo
shall bo exposed and ridden out. If It is
officials of the road, they shall be attacked
and interfered with. Wo havo been accus
tomed to stand too Idly by and wonder whero
a public troublo is and where the blame. We
have not tried to lay the real facts and the
trao facts before tho public scorn. The Times
Intends to look into this trolley business. It
is liablo to call names.
It wa kind of tho Potter Printing Press
Company of New York and of tho Evening
Star Newspaper Company, and especially of
its treasurer, Mr. Frank B. Noyes, to allow
this journal, Dressed as it was in the rush of
a new enterprise, to begin without delay tho
use of its own immense Potter press still re
maining in tho pressroom of the Star. Others
have been generous, too. Others are gener
ous still, as witness in this issuo dozens of
good opinions of The Times. There was
novj a sense of gratitude stronger, nover a
determination stronger, to justify a most ex
acting and loyal expectation than that Tue
Times and all its people feel this morning.
In conformity with its original purpose
The Times opens its columns to a serious and
free discussion of all questions of public mo
ment; opens them to men and women, emi
nent as authorities upon topics of lifelong
study possibly; opens them, as well, to per
sons unknown perhaps, but none the less sin
cere and earnest. Yesterday The Times pre
sented a monograph by the Treasurer of tho
United States, Mr. Morgan, upon "Banks and
their uses." This morningwe print theviews
of Associato Justice Clarke, of North Caro
lina, upon the postal telegraph question.
This morning, also, the kicker makes his bow;
and what a restless, pleasant soul he is! We
shall solicit from our distinguished friends
articles of value and interest, not only to our
readers, but, as wo believe, to thoughtful
people all over the country. We also solicit
the contribution of tho kicker. He, too, may
have his valuable notions.
It is not "Babe" Anson, It is not tho "old
man," who is referred to in tho caption of this
Delphic editorial utterance. It is the father
of "Babe," the father of the "old man." The
younger Anson, alias the "old man." is such
ofamou3and wonderful ball-player that he
has sometimes been considered all of the base
ball players of this country combined. It is
not he, however, who wants tho post office in
Marshalltown, in Iowa. Ho wants it for his
father. Ho has seen Mr. Bissell nbout it; and
Mr. Anson is himself a good man, weighing
215 pounds. He has also seen tho President
about it; and once in the previous reign or
it may havo .been in this Mr. Cleveland
grasped the w6rld-kno'n diamond king of
Chicago'by the hand and told him that it was
a great game that he was putting up, and
that ho must surely have a lead-plgo cinch
upon tho first place before tho season was
half over. Theso sympathetic remarks suf
ficiently illustrated tho royal sympathy. Mr.
Anson has not presumed upon that favor, but
ho is confident that those personal relations
which he has established so long ago with
the President ought to entitle the "old man's"
old man to the post office at Marshalltown, in
Iowa, or else to something equally as good.
Let it be so; let it bo so. Let Mr. Anson's
old gentleman havo the post office, and let
him have it right away.
Four thousand proprietors of the new
morning daily saw tho first copy of it yester
day, and they liked it.
Editor Gibson might better havo started a
bank of his own I! ho wanted to overdraw.
Mrs. White might get some of that blood on
her hands and be as uncomfortable as Lady
Macbeth was on n memorable occasion.
Burnham You lie. Carlisle You go to
the devil.
The Times is two or threo times as small
as some other papers, but it contains two or
three times as much.
Hon. Amos J. Cammings was unquestion
ably the most eloquent of all the St. Patrick's
Day Irishmen.
The Times found its way into every home1
In Washington yesterday. It will stay in most
of them.
John Y. McKano doubtless wishes that it
had been one of Mr. Evarts' sentences instead.
Mr. Leiter seems still to bo able success
fully to bid persons of Importance to his din
ners. It is much better that Mr. Justice Brown
should referee a debating match, or even a
ball game, than to make too many spoeches
The Times distribute no shares of mining
stock and booms no Maryland gold mines,
either, and it is pretty careiul about its
medical ads.
The second Mrs. Tanqueray might find in
spiration, gentility, and naturalness at tho
rollard-Breckinridgo trial.
Admiral O'Farrell, of the Virginia navy,
bad better come on deck, mount the poop,
draw his cutlass, and tell the oyster pirates
to beware.
There is no paid advertising in this column.
Tho bloody Britishers at Blueflelds had
better look out for Benham.
Why not erect a monument to the father of
the Father of his Country also?
Minister Porter has no Idea how warm Mr.
Harris, of Tennessee, is keeping that sena
torial seat of his.
Good morning, Mr. Adlai Stevenson,
do you liko The Timer.
John M. Langston says he would like to be
governor of Virginia or President ot the
United States. His monumental modesty is,
only equaled by the colossal certainty that he
Will get both jobs at once.
Bead Mr. Kent' sermon yesterday? 'We
pay attention to the pulpit and believe in all
the good things.
Hon. John H. Oberly writes about the
"Pollard-Breckinrldge nastiness," and there
is no question that he is deeply shocked.
Terhaps President Cleveland is going to
make Mr. Bland a present of the pen with
which he will not sign tho seigniorage MIL
Br an When cheaper postage
Associate Jrsnci: nnd a uniform rate were
demonstrated to be advan-
of the tageous by the example of
SctbeueCocbt the English post offico
op under Sir Rowland Hill
Congress promptly applied
NOETH CABOUKA. thft jn Qar ,,, postiu
service. In like manner followod tho uso of
postage stamps, tho introduction of free de
livery into cities, the adoption of tho money
order system, tho issuance of postal notes,
and many other improvements in tho hand
ling and distribution of tho raalL None of
theso things were dreamed of by tho framers
of tho Constitution. They were details wisely
left to be worked out by the progress and in
telligence of succeeding generations. When
our post offico was first inaugurated malls
were carried on horseback or, in a fow in
stances, by mail coaches. When steam was
Introduced the post ofllco promptly availed
itself of tho new agency. In fact, every
applianco and every improvement to
facilitate tho social nnd business inter
course of tho public has been laid hands
on, and boen made subservient to that pur
pose save ono. Why tho Department has
been forced to stand still in the presence of
the agency which is most especially adapted
for that purpose, and, after having availed
itself of tho potent energies of steam, has re
frained from tho uso of the more potent
agency of electricity, is well known to all men.
It has not failed to adopt them because it is
unconstitutional to do so. That is too plain
for argument. It would bo easy to fill pages
with citations of legal authorities showing its
constitutionality. Indeed, it could be better
said that it If unconstitutional for tho govern
ment not to adopt them for the purposo of
giving the people tho best and cheapest and
speediest postal facilities which tho most
improved metuods known to science can
afford. Tho clauso of the Constitution
is understood to be mandatory upon tho
national government to establish and main
tain a proper postal service, since, in the faco
of that provision, neither states nor private
companies can do so. Besides, the first tele
graph established was, in fact, a part of our
post office; and its continuance as such, at a
time when tho government was in tho hands
of strict constructionists, was recommended
by Hon. Cavo Johnson, tho then Postmaster
General. This wise recommendation was
not acceded to, simply because Congress, not
foreseeing the value and importance ot the
invention, deemed the price asked by tho in
ventor too great, and in an evil hour per
mitted this great agency to pass into private
hands. Tho public interests, tho popular
will, and the constitutional provision, all alike
require its restoration to its original function
as a part of an enlightened and progressive
postal service.
Nor can it bo said that it would bo an ex
periment. Every civilized country, with tho
solo exception of ours, has long since made
the telegraph n part of its postal service, and
in all it has worked satisfactorily. The rates
in Great Britain and Ireland are, liko postage,
uniform for all distances and are 1 cent per
word. In Germany tho rato is about tho
same, and in Austria less. In France nndi
Belgium tho rate is under 10 cents (half a
franc) for ten words between any two points.
No department of the post office in any coun
try pays better than tho telegraph. In most
countries tho telephone, too, has been added.
It is very certain that the telegraph and the
telephone, as parts of our postal service,would
not only wonderfully improve the means of in
tercourse, but it is believed that a very cheap
uniform rate probably S cents a message
would pay a handsome revenue to the gov
ernment. Walteb Clabk.
It has been stated during the progress of
the Breckinridge-Pollard trial by a certain
person or persons unknown, but who. we
are assured, is or are on terms of intimacy
and confidence with CoL Breckinridge, first
that his lawyers would undoubtedly rest
their case on a plea of self-defense, later that
there is really no case whatever because
Breckinridge was married firmly, if secretly,
to another woman when tho alleged promises
of marriage were made, and finally that Miss
Pollard's caso is well-nigh hopeless, for tho
quite sufficient reasons that there were no
promises of marriage whatever; that Miss
Pollard's children were not the Colonel's, and
that really tho Colonel was not tho initial
cause of Miss Pollard's downfall. We may
thus chooso any of threo quite interesting
theories, it does notjseem to matter which,
but it appears quite evident that this un
known friend or friends very much desires,
or desire, us to believe one of them, or pcr-
naps an, n we can,
The unenlightened public who are not in
timate and confidential friends of the defend
ant can only mako utterly unwarrantable
surmises as to the reason for this outside trying
of bis side before it comes up in court. Ono
of these. bas, of course, boen that Col. Breck
inridgo's lawyers are whistling. No one has
the right to think that theso doughty Ken
tucky gentlemen are frightened and need
something to keep up their spirits. No ono
ought for a moment to think that these state
ments that tbo colonel's reputation cannot
suffer, that lie is sure of re-election, that the
caso is certain to go his way, are a result of a
wish on bis part an J lib lawyer's part that
ne and tney mignt tuemseives believe them.
But just such statements havo been made be
fore with iust such reasons. It seems lament
ably certain that the sympathies of the aver
ago follower of the trial are veering hope
lessly in tho opposite direction, and it is so
hard to try a case against unanimous nnd
strong public sentiment that one can't blamo
the colonel's unknown but intimate friends
for doing all that they can to change this.
Tho troublo with tbo first theory of defense
when it was tried on the people was that it
didn't seem quite tho right thing for a Ken
tucky colonel to plead the fear of a woman.
Naturally the defense, when it saw this, did
not want an unpopular theory. The second
is not yet decidedfon, it seems. Possibly, if
Col. Breckinridge was married when ho made
all those promises, they were of no nccount,
and were simply to deceive Miss Pollard
into a belief in his worthiness of
trust. There may be no ground for
a suit whatever in such a small mat
ter as that. But it seems more recently
to be established by a preponderance of tho au
thorities that the promise to marry made by a
married man furnished ground for a breach
of promise action in case it is accepted in good
faith" by the other party, who is ignorant of
his legal disability to fulfill the contract.
Moreover, in another direction there is
the unpleasant circumstances, which the
'colonel's unknown friend did not at first
think of apparently, that if he were thus
intimate with Miss Pollard after his marriage,
Mrs. Breckinridge would seem to have strong
grounds for complaint. This fact having
been developed, the third lino of defense is
sprung. It is of course unfortunate for
Colonel Breckinridge that hi3 unknown friend
should havo been forced to make such a legal
appearing statement ot what is going to bo
proven before it is proved. Those who can
not number themselves among his friends
must view with a taint of suspicion, however
unwilling, the attempt at tho refutation of
almost innumerable witnesses by a simple
statement that they will be refuted. It is ia
this uncertain and. undesirable frame of
mind that the common pooplo are waiting for
the trial to proceed.
Meanwhile, of course, other stories and
rumors must circulate and other comment
must bo agitated. Some one wants to know
why a certain Key. Dr. Paxton, of largo repu
tation in Now York, should havo made him
self liable to arrest by not recording that
secret marriage in all theso months, when
,the law is explicit in requiring 'it done within
ten days. Certainly if this marriage really
did occur as stated a largo amount of troublo
and suffering on Miss Pollard's part might
havo been prevented by such a compliance.
Ono sample gauzy rumor, people have been
known to insinuate that tbo colonel had other
fears than those of an assault from Miss Pol
lard during all this troublesome time of theirs;
that in fact, being a gay gentleman, ho had
fixed himself between two locked horns of a
bad dilemma, and that his subsequent course,
resulting in this trial, was his choice of per
haps the lesser of the two ovils. Peoplo even
point out that Miss Pollard didn't havo any
gentleman friends with ready guns as Mrs.
Wing certainly had.
People point out this nnd point out other
things, rather maliciously, perhaps, and seem
to tako a delight in doing it. You can hardly
blamo "them. Miss Pollard's ii n remarkable
story as far as told, nnd as cannot bo told in
tho evidence, but must bo inferred. The trial
cannot bring out in nearly their true colors
tho calculating coolness, tho absence of pas
sion as a motive, tuo moral lorce, unot mo
physical force, that tho man used, his cruolty
when ho had accomplished his purpose, that
are parts of the story. But people will think
of tho them, nevertheless, and rather hope
that Mr. Carlisle or some other one of Miss
Pollard's lawyers may bo sufficiently eloquent
in expressing tho lot that they feel ought to
bo said.
Tho mystery of tho defense will undoubt
edly be solved in a fow days. It is said that
it is the present intention to place Col. Breck
inridge on tho witness stand as the first and
most important witness on his own behalf.
That his recital will bo a long ono was fore
told by one of his attorneys yesterday, when
he said that tho defendant would doubtless
bo on tho stand throe days. This attorney
prophesied that tho trial will continue for
two weeks or more longer. That part of
Washington which enjoys a sensation, and it
Is a largo part, is anticipating eagerly tho
cross-examination of the 6ilver-baired de
fendant by Attorneys Carlisle and Wilson.
Colonel Breckinridge will be mado to say
intensely interesting things, even more than
ho can possibly say for himself and against
Miss Pollard. Another point to watch for
perhaps in his direct testimony, perhaps in
confessions that may be wrested from his un
willing breast, is tho way ho speaks of Mrs.
Blackburn. Mrs. Wing has relatives and
friends with unsafe firearms, and Mrs. Black
burn would undoubtedly command tho en
thusiastic championship ot an oven greater
number of warm-blooded Kentuckians if a
word was said by Col. Breckinridge that they
did not fully acquiesce in.
To tho Editor of TiieT izs:
Notwithstanding the proverbial hospitality ot
Washlngtonlans, it is harder to get Into houses
in this city than In any other city in the world.
The servants are exasperatlngly long in answer
ing the duor bells. It is generally necessary to
ring twice or thrice, and n wait of five minutes
on the porch is a common experience. Why do
Washington householders allow sucn discouteous
treatment of visitors? Servants should be re
quired to respond promptly to every summons
at tho front door. Can't you stop this?
A. It. Eaiux.
Gas Inspectors and Politicans.
To the Editor of Tiie Times:
Cannot something be done to lmproTe the
manners of tbo gas Inspectors, if that is what
theso men are called who come around with
their blue coats and brass buttons with the word
"gas on them and tell us that they will cut us
off if we don't pay by such a time? Of course
we must submit to having the gas cut off if we
cannot pay, but I think those fellows might be a
little moro ;Klite about It. A suffering public
would thank you if you coald somehow correct
this. L If. E.
Objects to Tight Lacing.
To the Editor of The Times:
I don't know whether you are going into hy
giene, but I want to object, and want you to ob
ject in The Times, to tight lacing on the part of
the girls. There is nothing beautiful about it;
in fact, it Is nil very ugly, and you know it
presses tho body nil out ot shape and I bclicvo
causes the death sooner or later of many girls.
Please take up this fight. J CXI A.
A Word to the Gripman.
To the Editor of The Times:
I wish you would go for this jerking nuisance
on the cablo cars. Most persons appear to think
that It is a necessary evil, but It is not. Some of
the gripmen will tako a train from start to
finish with no Jerking at all, and all of them
might do so if they only would. Traveler.
But the Poor arc With Us.
To the Editor of Tun Times:
You are altogether too free In your paper, too
free already with peoplo of wealth and position.
I can sec that you are Intending to be worse, it
will be sulcldaL You cannot light tho rich and
live. We will show you that you cannot
Death from Asphyxiation.
Mr. Daniel Talvey, a stone mason, living
at 233 K street northeast, was found dead in
his bed yesterday morning from asphyxiation
by illuminating gn. It is "thought that tho
death was accidental, as tho door was not
closed and the gas but partially turned on.
Mr. Falvey was 03 years of age, and leaves
several grown children.
Thought They Traveled in Pairs.
Editor (having glanced at the contributor's
joke) Where's the other?
Contributor Other? There isn't any other.
Editor Oh, I thought Noah took two of
every kind into the ark. Town Topics.
Methods of the Meanest Man.
Tho MInot, Me., fanner who kept his hired
man in a room so cold that lho poor fellow's nose
and ears were frozpn whilo he slept ruts in n
first bid for recognition as the meanest man on
earth, says the New York Recorder.
Then comes the young man of Newton, Kan.,
who has deserted his best girl because sho In
sisted that ho must have &3XJ In tho bank before
they were married.
Not far behind is the Iowa man who willed
MacManIg.il, of the llortcn, Kan., Commercial, &
horse 41 years old. Ho isn't on earth now, but
was when he made his record, and mustn't bo
ruled out
Tie St. Louis surgeon who put In a bill for "255,
000 for performing an operation that was fatal
to a patient would feel hurt if be wore not men
tioned. He is at least a man of promise
A Constantino, Mich., husband, who beat his
wife with a stove poker Just becauso she in
sisted on learnluc to play on the piano, and then
repeated the offense after she had refused to
prosecute, is last but not least.
I don't know why, I don't know how,
But, surely, 'twas no harm at all
To stop a minute at tho plow
And li-ten to her milking call:
"Co Boss Co!"
It sounded so
Across tho yellow -tasseled corn.
Surely, the man was never born
Who would not leave his teamand corns
To help her drive the cattle home.
The old folk lived across tho hill,
-Hut, surely, twas no harm at all
To kiss her, while the fields were still
A-list'nlng to her milking call:
"Co Boss Co!"
It sounded so.
It made the tardy robin start.
The squirrel bent tbo leaves apart
To see us two a-walking down
Toward tho sleepy little town.
I dont know how, I don't know why,
But, surely, 'twas no harm at all;
Tho stars were in the summer sky
Before the cattlo reached thetr stall.
"Co Boss Co!"
It rings on so.
Tho moon, from off his great white shield.
Has tossed it back into tho field.
And still the whisp'rlng echoes come
And follow me, a-walking home.
Herman Rave.
Benator Dubois, of Idaho, the stirring and
energetio chieftain of the Bllver forces in the
Senate, is always an interesting talker in any
phase or aspect of the silver question that
may be under discussion. He knows the
arguments of bis opponents from A to Z and
has his answers ah ready, and good ones
they are. Speaking of. tho Bland bill the
other day Senator Dubois said be bad some
little hesitation in voting for it. It really did
nothing for silver, as it only secured the coin
age ot existing bullion in tho Treasury and
did not touch the main question for which ho
and his friends wore fighting. But he did so
because his allies believed it best to secure
all the recognition for silver they could, and
no opportunity should bo lost,
Dubois, by tho way, was tho law "spoon'
man at Yale College. That was back in '72.
In the good old days a largo wooden
spoon was voted to the most popular man in
the class, and Dubois boing tho worthy se
lected by his classmates, was honored with
the appointment nt that time. But it so
huppeaed that college feeling had run so
high between different sections of '72 that
Dubois, though a prominent man and a mem
ber of D. K. E., refused tho honor. Another
man was chosen, nnd still another, all refus
ing. Trom that day to this there has been
no "spoon" man at Yale.
Tho Idaho Senator had a brother in tho same
class, who was a very popular fellow and
filled tho much-coveted post of custos of D.
K. E. Tho two brothers have both been suc
cessful, but Tred, perhaps, tho moro so.
About commencement time his figure is
usually n familiar ono around the old uni
versity town, where ho comes to see his
classmates nnd those whom be knew well in
classes about his time. Ho knows lots of
men in the later classes, too, and as a Yale
mnn is second to none for hi3 Interest and
his largo acquaintance.
A littlo incident occurred at the Capitol the
other day which perhup3 passed unnoticed
to moro than a score of people, but they were
all apparently struck by it. It wa3 about
noon and ex-Speaker Reed, in a tour from the
House to tho Senate, happened to pass into
tho rotunda and under thu dome at a moment
when ever' ono else happened to bo gathered
about the sides. Tho massiv-d appearanco of
tho fninou3 Maine statesman big in brain
nnd body seemed to strike every ono at
once, and a full score of people paused to look
nt him with even more than their usual in
terest. I ran across one of the pages in the Sen
ate not long ago with two handsome, gold
edged autograph books which belonged one
to Senator Allen, of Nebraska, and tho other
to the new Mississippi Senator, Mr. Laurin.
ne told me that the "old gentlemen" were
just as anxious to havo a full list of the signa
tures of their colleagues in the chamber as the
boys were. Wo usually Improve tho oppor
tunity to get our own booLs filled at the
same time, he said, and pointed with pride to
his own smaller volume, 'men two or three
more of the bright little fellows gathered
around with their books, and I came to the
conclusion that the autograph maker would
be pretty well stocked for future collectors.
Congressman Joe Walker, of Massachusetts,
is a hustler in politics. Ho lives in cozy,
homelike quarters at tho Snoreham, filled
with books and documents for reference, for
he is a closo student and a discriminating in
vestigator in tho sphere of politics. He is
always ono of the first in his seat nt the
House, and ho Is usually about the last to
tako leave of the cloak rooms. ' Gen. Walker
is soon to start on a trip West, where lw will
unfold to the people of those parts the great
virtues of Republicanism nn" advise them
to send some gentlemen of thai persuasion to
fill up the present scanty representation on
his side of tho House. On tho 23d he speaks
in St. Louis, where tho opinions of Messrs.
Vest and Bland have great weight. Needless
to say. Gen. Walker will make it hot for tho
Democrats when be gets in his work.
A frequent visitor to tho Capitol who was
panting hard aftcr'a hurried climb up the
Capitol steps came to me the other day with
a suggestion. "Every time I come here," he
said, "I find a lot of peoplo like myself rush
ing up these steps in a way that suggests
death from heart disease. As to tbo pilgrims
from the outside world, of courso they want to
climb slowly up the steps. It is their Mecca,
and like the pilgrim to Kune they would feel
that their visit were in vain without the toil
some ascent of the Santa Scala. But for
those of us rho have dally work at the Capi
tol it Is monotonous.' Here ho paused and
wiped his brow. "Now what I want to sug
gest Istbat a tunnel bo run from the Teace
monument right under the terrace to some
point below the great structure and an ele
vator be put In to carry us up. And I thought
it was not so bad a suggestion."
Hon. Bellamy Sto rer, of Ohio, i3 one of tho
able thinkers of the House, who, unlike most
Representatives, enn spare time from the
routine work of Congress to take a live inter
est in our foreign and trade lelations.
Just at present Mr. Stover is makinga special
study of tho Nicaragua canal question, and
when that matter comes up he will have a
good deal to say about it that has not been
said before. The Blueflelds incident brings
this issuo nearer to tho people than any event
for some time, and may have an influence in
directing public senttiment more forcibly to
tbo question of the propnety-of pushing tho
canal project.
Why Young Men Sin.
"Sin is n matter of slicrt-sightedne", of
blindness," was the opening declaration in
Rev. John J. Mulr's discourse on "Short
sighted Young Men" last evening at the
Young Men's Christian Association. "I pity
tho young man who is short-sighted in busi
ness affairs, and have the deepest commisera
tion for ono wbp is so in respect to the world
to come. Then is a great big world that
touches a 3'oung man on all sides of his
nature. The men that have been grand nnd
truo and nolila havo bad visions ot the advan
tages of this world and that which Is beyond
as far as human conception could embrace
At the conclusion of the dlscourso Rev. Frank
M. Goodchild, of Philadelphia, briefly ad
dressed tho meeting.
Hears Her Dear One's Voice.
Every day Mmc. Calvo talks for an hour
into the phonograph and dispatches the strip
to her betrothed, Henri Cain, the Parisian
painter, who responds in kind. They vowed
to do this, and tho singer carries her phono
graph about with her in her carriage. "I
would adviso all Iornr distance lovers to fol
low my example," sho says. "It is such a
comfort to hear your dear one's voice."
. --
J Over the Grav cs of the Boys in Gray.
General "orders No. 5. issued Saturday
from the National G. A. R. headquarters at
Lynn, approves the plan for the distribution
ot nags to ue placed over the graves of sol
diers in Southern cemeteries on Decoration
Day, and urges departments and posts to sup
port the movement for the erection of a mon
l'Ticnt in Washington in honor of the rank
ud file of tho G. A. R.
Midnight Chat at Chnmbcrlin's.
The blood shod In the recent Cody-May duel
has finally been cleansed out of the hall carpets.
Walter French, file clerk of the llouso, is be
lieved to haTe mada S350 in the late rise In
Col Tom Ochilltree and his usual batch ot
ancient European tales aro expected before
many moons.
Charley Cramp, the Philadelphia shipbuilder,
frequently runs over from his usual stopping
place, tho Arlington, to enjoy a bottle of ale and
a rarebit.
Major O'Brien Moore, who knows Lord Rose
bery so well, and who lives only across tho way
at the Normandie, delights to talk of his dis
tinguished friend, tho prime minister.
Senator Quay, an irregular habitue, did not
open his house this winter. He and his son
Dick and Senators Cameron Brlce. and Jones,
of Nevada, kept bachelor's hall at 1906 II street.
Senator Mitchell works hard and long, fre
quently late into the night, in his office on tho
third floor front. Ue is ono of the most ap
proachable of the grave and reverend seignors.
t Not long ago a member ot Congress declared
at one of the tables that he had arranged for a
S3,0G0 contingent fen that day, and another act
ually displayed X300 In bills, which he had re
ceived for promoting a patriotlo measure in
"Oh, Tennessee is now .and will always re
main Democratic," said B. J. Gage, of Nash
ville, at the Normandio last night. "But we
are getting tired of this administration;
mighty tired. We are a patient people, how
ever. As an illustration of this see bow long
we havo bomo with McDowell and his third
party ideas. Cleveland has disgusted the
party leaders. He aims to do right and act
democratic, perhaps, but he isn't do it. The
trouble with him is that he thinks the western
boundary ot the United States ends
at Buffalo and that when he was
elected President he was delegated with
supreme legislative, Judicial, and execu
tive authority. The Tennessee pie has not
been given to the real party leaders-those
who did tho hard fighting for him before and
during the Chicago convention. To tho con
trary, he has ignored them. The old torch
light procession crowd are feeling sore, and
are, among themselves, exhibiting their
lacerated and bleeding wounds, crying:
'We've been bit; we've been bit. Tho situ
ation reminds me of an old farmer friend of
mine who is nicknamed Flinders. Flinders
owned a sawmill. Ono day his saws were
continually getting out of plumb, and, as the
old man's temper was not very easily kept In
control, ho frequently shocked his neighbors
by swearing the saw got out of gear. Ono
day it acted more curiously than it ever had
before. Tho old man swore until he
was black in the face. He finally
got it plumb again, and as he
did so remarked, 'Now. by gum, you be
have and act straight. If you get out of lino
again I'll break you into Hinders, byjeum.
Tho saw made two or three revolution jwhen
out of kelter it got again. The old man was
truo to his promise. He (jot an ax and did
burst It into flinders, and that is tte way he
got his name.
"Tlinders' bought n jackass that had a
pedigree as long as the Republican party's bad
record. But the lack proved to be worthless.
I Ho just stood out In tho sun frcm morning till
night and brayed just like a Congressman,
nnd that is all he would do. Flinders tried
to 'rue' back tho tradt., but it wouldn't go.
Tho old man got very mad ad rode into the
village near by, crying nt the top of his voice,
-I'm bii, uy nokcy; on, anu bit una; uog mi,
and by a donkey at that!' "
W. A. Battaile, of Alexandria, Va., was
chatting with some friends at the Randall
"Know what I am going to do?" said he.
"Start a cricket farm near Alexandria; that's
what. Fish will bite a cricket quicker'n
anything else I know of. They lovo 'em
like a Republican loves office. Fishermen
know this, too. They pay big prices to get
'em, but they can't get many. How many
men do you suppose would go fishing around
Washington if they had crickets for bait?
Hundreds. Yes, thousands. I'm just going
to wall mo in a big piece of ground. stOD ud
. the cracks, hire me some boys to catch n few
thousand for breeding purposes, plant grass,
(nnd go to work. Then I'll have places for
lots of people. Can glvo some of tho unem
. ploved a job herding 'em. See? Crickets
aon t nave tuDercuiosis nor lumpy jaw nor
the epizootic. They Just thrive when every
thing else around 'em die off. I can have
wagons to deliver the bait every morning just
like you wonld milk. Money in it, and a
novel enterprise, don't you think? Come
over to the ranch in about a mouth and see
"Dinsmore," said Congressman" E. J.
Brookshire, of Indiana, to his friend from
Arkansas, at the Metropolitan last night,
"Crisp is a big fellow, ain't ho? Makes a fine
Speaker, and will hold his seat lathe big
chair B3 long as he is a Representative and
the Democrats control the House. EhV
"That's whatever," said Mr. Dinsmore.
"He is the only man we've got for the place."
Wallaco McLaurln, of Jackson, Miss., ex
receiver of public moneys of his state and a
brother to Senator McLaurln, is stopping at
tho Belvedere. Wallace has a very largo foot.
He also has a friend named James T. Cole
man, and this friend is very proud becauso a
number four boot i3 just his size.
"Wallace," said Coleman yesterday, "I see
you've got a good understanding."
"Referring to my feet, are vou" replied
McLaurln "Well, a racc-borso man in Ken
tucky said the same thing to mo some years
ago. 'Yes,' 1 replied to him. 'you've told the
truth. You are a breeder of fine horses, are
you?' He was and said so.
" 'And i3 it not a fact.' I continued, 'that
all fine bloodod horses have large feetr' He
said 'Yes.' 'And is It not a further fact,' said
I, 'that all jackasses have small feet?' "
Coleman looked down, at tho ground, but
ho didn't laugh. Not Coleman, but about a
dozen others who heard tho story did.
"When I was running aa engine out in
Mizzouri." said Will W. Watkins, an engineer
of the Pennsylvania road, at tbe depot yes
terday, "I was terribly bothered for some time
with a gray mule. Tbe mule would get on
the track just ahead of my engine at tho
same time and place every other day. I
would whistle and whistle but he wouldn't
move until the engine would almost stop, and
then he would walk off as unconcernedly as
anything you ever saw."
"You see we had strict orders not to kill
stock; if we did when we could have avoided
it by stopping the engine, why, wo had to
pay for it. That made us careful. Well, a3
I was saying, this gray mule gavo me mora
weary and bother than all the steep grades
on the division. I got tired of it. Thenevt
time I saw him I pulled the throttle wide
open nnd the engine struck him going fifty
mlles an hour. I thought sure I had killed
him, and so reported it to the superintendent.
Imagine my surprise on my return trip to
find that mule standing right there at his old
place. I hit Mm agn'nand would have sworn
that ho was dead before he rolled down tbe
embankment, but he wasn't. He was there
again on my following run. You know what
I did then? Why I struck him so hard that
he landed up in the forks of a tree, and there
ho starved to death."
Sixtieth Anniversary of the Congres
sional Temperance Society.
Tho sixtieth anniversary of the Congres
sional Temperance Society was celebrated by
a public platform meetingnt the Metropolitan
M. E. church last night. Hon. Nelson Ding
ley, president of the society, presided, and
made n brief address.
The Rev. Fred. D. Power, of the Garfield
Memorial church, tbe secretary of the society,
submitted his annual report. He outlined
tbe progress that had been mado in tho cauo
of temperance in tho United States and
Canada during the year. Mr. Power made
some reference to the first state dinner at the
White House thi3 year, at which time, he
said, each of the forty guests had six wine
glasses before him, while Mrs. Cleveland
had nothing but water glasses beside her
plate. He praised Mrs. Cleveland for this.
Addresses were made by Representatives
Johnson, of North Dakota; Ellis, of Oregon;
Morse, of Massachusetts, and Pickler, of
South Dakota, and Mr. Elliott, of Maine. A
telegram of congratulation was authorized to
bo sent to Hon. Neal Dow, the veteran
temperance advocate, who will shortly cele
brate tho SOth anniversary of his birth.
Gladstone, in the Phonograph.
It is self-help 'that makes the man, and man
making Is the aim which the Almighty has
everywhere impressed upon creation. It is
thrift by which self-help for the masses depend
ent upon labor Is principally made effective.
For them thrift is the symbol and the instru
ment of Independence and ot liberty, indispen
sable condit.ons of all permanent human good
ness. But thrift is also the mother of wealth,
and here comes the danger Into view, for wealth
is the mother of temptation and leads many ot
its possessors into a new form of slavery more
subtle and not less debasing than the old. From
this slavery may nil lands, and especially all
lands of the English tongue, hold themselves for
ever free.
Short Taste of Liberty.
Lizzie Jones, Mary Ross, and Lizzie Harris,
free colored girls, attempted to escape from
l-e Reform School yesterday afternoon. They
had gone but a short distance when they were
overtaken by the superintendent and re
turned to the institution.
To Dance in a Good Cause.
Tho Southern Relief Society, of which Mrs.
Heath is president with Mrs. Catchings, of
Mississippi, and Mrs. Clifton B, Breckinridge,
of Arkansas, vice presidents, will give a char
ity ball on the 23th ot the present month for
tho benefit of the needy under its care.
The affair promises to bo a most successful
one, as tbe ladies of tbe society have gone to
work with their usual energy and generosity.
Among tbe notable non-residents who will be"
present are Gov. O'Ferrall, of Virginia, and
staff, Gov. Brown, of Maryland, and staff,
and probably Got. McCorkle, of West Vir
ginia. The executive comnitteo, with Mrs. J.
T. Callahan as chairman, assisted by Mrs. M.
8. Thompson, Mrs. W. D. Peachy, Miss
Fannie Weeks, and others, Is a most efficient
one, and is leaving nothing undone that will
contribute to the success ot the ball. Tho
patronesses? aro Mrs. Vlco President Steven
son, Mrs. Carlisle, Mrs. Hoke Smith, and
numerous others, whose influence is always
gladly contributed toward bettering tho con
dition of suffering humanity.
This story of Steele Maekayo has never
been told before. Ho and his wife went to
Concord, N. 0., on one occasion several years
ago under an assumed name in order to se
cure quiet and time to write a book. For
several weeks they were known as Mr. and
Mrs. Morrison. A shrewd countryman, with
a Sherlock Holmes tendency, detected some
thing peculiar about them, and ferreted out
their secret. In tho mean time tho genial
couple had become very popular. When the
self-constituted detective exposed them they
took it good naturedly and confessed fully.
This did not diminish their popularity. To
prove it, a few years later, when Mrs. Steele
Mackaye appeared on the stage in Charlotte,
special trains were run from Concord every
night, nnd her old friend3 gave her a nightly
ovation. She is liked there as well as any
where elso in tbe world, which is a strong
Mr.Herbert Pattee. a talented young Shakes
pearean actor, playing leading parts In Walker
Whiteside's company, is at his homo in this
city for the week while the company is taking
a week's rest at Baltimore. Next Sunday he
will Join his company at Pittsburg for a tour
of the Western and Middle States. Mr. Pattee
U an able and energetic young Thespian, and
he will carry the good wishes of numerous
Washington friends and associates with him.
Ho appears in "Hamlet," "Richard III,"
"Richelieu," "Merchant ot Venice," and
The chorus girb of the D'Oyly Carte Opera
Company have been allowed to land in New
York. The company arrived yesterday on the
Cunard liner Campania. There had been
considerable discussion over the question ot
whether the chorus girls were "artists" under
the acceptance ot the term in tbe alien labor
law. The Chorus Singers' Association have
contended that the girls are only laborers,
and that it would be an imposition on the
2,000 or more unemployed singers in
New York city to allow them to land. Com
missioner McSweeny, according to dispatches
last night, said that according to law they
were artists, as they had performed at the
Savoy theater, London. The company is to
perform Gilbert and Sullivan's new opera,
"Utopia Limited," in New York on March 26.
On tho voyage over they gave a concert for
the benefit of the Seamen's Orphanage, of
London, and tbe Home for Destitute Children,
Staten island, N. Y.
Dispatches received last night from Chi
cago state that BUI Nye has decided to stop
lecturing. He said to a newspaper man yes
terday: "The fact i3, 1 cannot keep up my
writing and lecturing. The work is too hard;
and then my family, for whom I toll, are
anxious to seo more of me. I shall close my
Slatform career in a few weeks and go home
i the mountains of North Carolina in time
to gather my strawberry crop on my model
farm. I call it a model farm because it costs
me three times as much to run it as I get out
ot it, and I understand from competent agri
cultural sources that is what constitutes n
model farm."
The Carroll Institute Dramatic Club, which
made such a strong impression on its first
appearance several weeks ago at the institute
hall, is arranging another programmo for an
early date, which It i3 expected will be even
more enjoyable than their initial perform
ance. The" cast will be mado up of virtually
the same people as took part before, except
that it will be strengthened by the addition of
two ladles.
Color and Health.
Prof. Charles E. Munroe, tho well-known
chemist, who is at the head of tho Corcoran
Scientific School in this city, will lecture at
the Columbian University lecture hall to
night at 8.15 o'clock on "Color In Its Relation
to Health." This is ono of a courso of lec
tures arranged by the SanitaryLeague,and is
free to the public It promises to be of more
than ordinary interest.
THE TIMES unquestionably caught tbe
town. Push it harder to-morrow every
Binger Hermann personally knows every
body in Oregon.
Hon. Marcus C. Lisle, of Winchester, Ky.,
is no relative of Annie.
Hon. Charles AuroraboreaUs Boutelle, of
Maine, has a new silk tile.
Hon. John M. Clancy, of Brooklyn, would
like to have somebody tell him what he is
here for.
Congressman Conn, ot Indiana, manufac
tures band instruments, but he can not play
the trombone at all.
Gresbam. of Texas, is thought by some to
resemble the Secretary of State, but ho doesn't
feel like him, he says.
Congressman Hall, of Missouri, is still
counted one of the very ablest of the advo
cates of tho income tax.
Congressman Babcock, of Wisconsin, takes
hold of the Republican Congressional Commit
tee work like a veteran.
It is expected by bis enemies that Hon.
Champ Clark, of Missouri, is liable to break
loose again at any moment.
Joseph H. O'Neil, tho hustlingSouth Boston
Representative, wears nippers. They give
him a very cultivated appearance.
Dr William Everett Is still a bachelor, liv
ing at the Albany unmolested. He despises
newspapers. His feelings almost extends to
newspaper men.
Hon. Jonathan P. Dolllvcr, the brilliant
young Hawkeyo orator, owns an immense
farm in his adopted state. He was once a
pupil of Prof. Wiiliam L. Wilson, of West
Hon. Wm. Bourke Cockran. heavy as he is,
frequently ambles gracefully from the Capitol
to his fine residence, formerly the stamping
ground of Secretary and Mrs. Bobeson, at
Sixteenth nnd 0 streets.
Mr. Caldwell, of Ohio, doesn't yet seem
much disturbed by the prospect that Major
Butterworth will run against him for mayor
of Cincinnati. Major Butterworth is at pres
ent very much occupied with the defense in
the Breckinridge trial.
THE TIMES went everywhere yesterday,
nil over Capitol Hill, all over the West End,
all ov cr East, West, and South Washington.
Complain to the general manager if it did
not reach you.
The girls i Jong the Seventh street corridor
aro as bright, pleasant, and nice looking as
It is universally admitted that Axrtan
Maxwell takes unerring aim without half
Supt. Machen, of the free delivery service,
is distinguished for ferreting out anything
wicked that is going on.
Alexander Grant used to go barefoot with
Private Secretary. Thurber and he is thought
to be in no danger of removal.
Major Bailey, who attends to the railway
mall business for Dudley &. Micbener, is ono
of the best po3ted ex-veternns of tho service.
It is expected that Second Assistant Post
master General, J. Lowrie Bell, a hold-over
Republican, will stay the present adminis
tration out.
Hodgo, who used to be Postmaster General
Wanamakrr's hackman, is now a watchman
on the E street side. He is an Englishman
with Galloway whiskers.
Parson Brownlow's son. Col. John B.
Brownlow, is reading a file of his father's
paper for historic incidents in the career of
that remarkable Tennesseean.
Capt. Lelbhart, lately superintendent of
the free delivery, is now secretary of the
Columbia Land and Investment Company,
with offices in Mayse Company's bank.
Ex-Governor Oliver Ames, of Massacht
setts, was recently at tho Biggs House. H
Is out Of politics entirely, ho says, but he li
very much in business, a manufacturer oi
shovels and a largo owner of sugar plants,
tions in Louisiana, and hence very much
Interested in the tariff. Oliver Ames is on il
of the famous Ameses of Easton, tho greatest
shovel makers in tho world, and tho son ot
the Congressman Oakes Ames, who was
mixed up In the Credit Mobilier. It waj
believed in the Bay State for a long time thai
Oliver Ames would never rest and novel
spare any single one of his many millions
until he had come to Congress in one branch,
or the other to cause to be, wiped out the
resolution of censure against hU father. Ha
seems to have forsaken the notion, however,
though threo or four years ago, Just at the
close of his gubernatorial career, it was feared
by Mr. Hoar and others that Mr. Ames would
surely try to go to the Senate.
Workmen, I notice, are cleansing the white
stone trimmings of tho great Richmond and
Danville building at Thirteenth and the Ave
nue, or whitening up, rather, the dusty trim
mings of the old part of the building. I
recall tbe time when William Murtagh and
h!3 very lively Republican newspaper occu
pied these quarters. Mr. Murtagh told mo
once that he made bis great mistake when ho
declined to accept Gen. Grant's offer of a
first-class foreign mission. He could Jhava
sold the Republican for 5300,000 then. But
he held on to It and built his Immense build
ing, and before long the load grew heavy and
ho had to lay it down. This gentleman is
living at tbe National very quietly, but he has
never lost his Interest in newspapers. He is
a great believer in Tan TniEs.
The manager of the Arlington Hotel, Frank
Bennett, and the two clerks, Messrs. Birney
and Boss, are counted threo of tho hand
somest hotel men in Washington. They all
earn fabulous salaries also, which they in
vest, not in those iridescent Eohinoors so
common among ordinary hotel clerk3, but
rather in the fugacious stock, sometimes suc
cessfully, sometimes, I regret, unsuccessfully.
Each of these gentlemen is capable of manag
ing a hotel ot hi3 own. Probably each will
own one some day. Mr. Bos3 has never dis
covered his long lost Charley.
I met John Seager. tho handsomo private
secretary of Mr. Lamont, in the Arlingtoa
lobby the other night. He fa a smooth gen
tleman, as hi3 chief is reported,:to be, and
with his political experience in business ho
mixes in a most delightful newly wedded
life, as It was said, just around the corner on
I street. Mr. Seager is attached also to tho
fortnnes of William C. Whitney, and it Is be
lieved that he, too, invests In tho fugacious
stock, and almost always with success. Mr.
Seager Is very popular at the War Depart
ment, even among the most ferociously
brave of the Army officers.
"I tell you," said one of tho clerks at the
National last night, "we do znis3 Dennis
Flynn down here. He U3cd to be with us,
you know, tho delegate froja- OklaUpma. A
delegate only, I believe he i3,.tut he ought to
be a full-fledged member on a Venator even,
a3 perhaps he will be if Oklahoma becomes a
state. He had hi3 wife and baby here, and
they are lovely people yon may be sure.
People of Importance used to cbmeto see Mr.
Flynn every day. and he must have had a
great deal of Influence, especially out West.
He is housekeeping on Capitol Hill now, I
Miss Kate Field lives at the Shorebam, and
the most casual visitor there may notice her
circulating among the guests, distributing
tickets for her lectures, if people want them,
and distributing her Washington also, If peo
ple want It. She manages the affairs of this
journal and of those literary antisocial affairs
with great business acumen and force. It Is
said that, she doesn't expect that "her Wash
ington wiil pleaso the men, nor does she want
it to plcape the women, and as for her lec
tures, she seems to talk out more plainly
about the wickedness and weakness of
Senators and members if they are present
than It they were a mile away, and conse
quently beyond the reach of her voice. Miss
Field is a cousin of George Riddle, the reader,
and recently when that gentleman wa3 here
with one of his evenings Kate Field's Wash
ington declared that he wa3 the finest readers
to be found nnywhere. Miss Field respects
herself very much. She charges flOO if any
body wants her to lecture in Washiflgfon, and
she probably makes far moro than that when .
she takes the chances with a lecture herself. "
THE TIMES is the paper for business
men. It contains market reports and all
the financial and business news.
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Our "Great London" and "Imperial three
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Special Easter Offering for the small Boys
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A pair of Roller fckates with every Child's
Suit from W and upward.
One hundred Sailor fcuits, sizes I to 10
years, in bluo and gray flannels, color war
ranted. Regular price, 1.30.
Easter Price, SI. 10.
Three hundred Suits, eight designs, sizes 5
toll years. Regular $2.73 values.
Easter Price, S1.08..
Two hundred pairs of Cheviot Knee Pants,
aU sizes, perfect fitting, double knees, elastic
waistband, warranted not to rip. Actual
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