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THE -WASHTN"GTOSr TOMES, SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 1894.
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The Weather To-day.
For District of Columbia, Maryland, and
Tlrginia, conditions are favorable for local
thunder storms, but the weather will be fair
during the greater portion of the day. Wind
shliting to east. Slightly colder.
The Tikes Is all right. Notice the way the
offlce sales jumped this week paid for as de
lhered no chromos: Monday, 400; Tuesday,
E00, Wednesday, 1,000; Thursday, 1,500; Fri
day, 1.C00; Saturday, 2,000, and at least 600
more asW for, which could not bo supplied.
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. ITIOVALIZE THE TELEGRAPH.
It would bo a wiso man who would sell the
nsl t to use his own nerves. The telegraph
lines nro the nerves of this body politic A
hurt, an injury, a premonition of disease, a
great dNeoery, a new thought, by their
proper use, is made to thrill the whole body.
Electricity, so far as we know, is the nearest
approach to the Great Eternal Force. Is this,
too, subject to corporate monopoly?
ABOUT POSTAGE STA.MTS.
Yesterday's Congressional Record contains
a speech of Congressman Bingham, of Penn
sylvania, on the post office appropriation bill,
which passed the House the other day.
The general doesn't like the idea of the
government encroachlnc on the business of
the people, and was particularly disgusted at
the Postmaster General for accepting the bid
of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to
furnish the government with postage stamps
for the next four j ears.
Chief Johnson undertakes to supply the
stamps at a net saving of 8100,000, besides
equipping the bureau with the plant neces
sary to satisfactorily perform the work. The
general did not make it very clear why it was
the proper thing for the government to print
the currency and the internal-revenue stamps
and give the postago stamps to contractors,
who made an annual profit of between 850,
000 and 875,000, nor did ho pretend that the
people employed by tho bidders of Philadel
phia in whom ho was specially interested
and New l'ork paid better wages than the
The action of the Secretary of the Treasury
and the rostmaster General on this matter
will meet tho approval of all who are not in
terested in some way in government con
tracts, even though it bo another step in the
direction of "paternalism." Although the
moe is displeasing to General Bingham
and his friends of the Philadelphia firm, it is
nn eminently proper one. The government
Y.M nake a largo saving of the people's
rconej, the workmen will receive tho best
wajps prevalent in tho ci-ift, and no one will
bu injured except a few contractors, who grow
rieri on jots of this character.
A POLITICAL POSER.
An inquisitive, studious jouth of 15 years,
the on of a prominent Republican member of
Congress, aked his father. "What about this
Coxej mo;cmcnt, anjwa? Tho real causes
rnj'tcotr a longer period of time than the
ndmini'-tralion of Mr. Cleveland. Now. In
jour opinion, what nro tho real causes?"
Tint boj will bo a political atheist if this
tendene) to look under phenomena for cause
is not b JJcnlj and seriously dealt with. His
young voice is out of tune, and deservedly,
lib father refused him a reply. A politician
has naught to do w Ith causes. Tho philosophy
of majorities bounds bis horizon.
NOT A PARALLEL CASE.
Many writers for the press and not a few
public speakers profess to seo in the social
upheaval consequent on tho prolonged busi
ness depression now general all over this
country apaiallclto the conditions preva
lent in Tranco In 1789, just prior to the out
break of the revolution.
In tho early years of tho French revolution
large masses of unemployed and discontented
men, apparently as If with ono impulse and
Without concerted nction, organized them
seh 03 into clubs and all headed for Paris. In
this country to-day, from nearly all points of
tho compass, bodies of men are marching "on
to Washington." Nearly all are involuntarily
idle, many aro hungry, and all are discon
tented. Hero tho parallel stops. A century ago tho
means of communication were ery primitive,
there were no railroads nor electric telegraphs,
and in Franco not more than ono in a score of
the population could either read or write. On
the ovi rthrow of Napoleon,in 1815, there wero
some portions of the country in which the
people had never heard of the most stirring
and sanguinary events of the revolution.
Of the various detachments of the "Com
monweal," or whatever other name by which
they are known, now endeavoring by various
means of locomotion, but mostly on foot, to
reach the National Capital, it is pretty fair
to assume that tho percentage of illiteracy is
vT) light, and that tho vast majority are
pretty well Informed on current event?. They
know that something is wrong with the body
politic, but their notions concerning the ap
plication of remedies aro not very clear.
Therefore they join the Coxey movement, and
oro now on their way to Washington some
of them aro almost hero to impress on Con
gress the necessity. In order to relieve tho
prevailing distress, for an issue of half a
thousand millions of dollars of non-interest-bearing
bonds, to be expended in the im
provement of the wretched roadways to be
found in almost every section of the country.
What is to come out of the movement? No
man tell at this moment, and one man's
opinion is worth just as much as any other
man's. The French revolution was an up
rising of the masses against a privileged
class, embracing less than 150,000, who mo
nopolized everything in the state, the army,
tho navy, and the church. It may bo said
that in this country we also have a privileged
class, constructed on somewhat different lines
from the old French nobility, and, perhaps, to
a certain extent, this is true.
But who is to blame for the existence in
this land of special privileges? Here every
man has tho ballot, and if he does not use it
intelligently and in his own interests he has
only himself to blame. What a contrast there
is between tho American farmer and me
chanio of to-day and tho peasantry of France
on the eve of the eighteenth century.
Good citizens will earnestly pray that all
these movements, no matter for what motive
undertaken, may end peaceably. The Times
urges tho authorities to be patient with the
pilgrims now nearing our gates. While tho
law must bo maintained, there is no good rea
son apparent why a single human life should
be sacrificed. No one is clamoring for the
heads of our nobility. There is no desire for
the guillotine and no necessity for the enact
ment in America of the torrible scenes of the
"reign of terror." We hae no room for a
dictator, and no Napoleon will spring out of
the peaceful revolution now in its first stages
to mako himself absolute master of all. The
American voter is patient and long-suffering.
He is thinking as ho never thought before.
Pretty soon ho will be ready to act,
THE CUCKOO AGAIN.
The following appeared editorially in last
night's Evening News:
The people of Washington have no reason
whatever to fear the advent of "Gen." Coxey's
army of tramps, which Is now at hand. Alj
reports from the army a body of not over S0()
men agree that it Is composed of cranks, hobos,
crooks, and good-for-nothings.
Hero is another blast from the horn whoso
plating is sadly worn and tarnished by a long
period of cuckoo calls.
It is absoluto inaccuracy to affirm that "all
reports" agree on this remarkable character
ization. The News is either stating a delib
erate falsehood or is laboring under misin
formation liborlously obtained. Tho News is
welcome to tho cold comfort it can extract
from its choice of these two preceding alterna
tives. When latte-rday journalism comes to the
point where it must needs sneer at tho at
tempted allegation of suffering, howeer
expressed, it ceases to be journalism and
recurs to a style of literature of the same
color as the ink which gives it form.
Sexitob Hasbis said yesterday that ho did
not know what amendments would be made
to the Senate tariff bilk Amendments won't
hurt tho bill eh, Keed?
"Beii. estate values are steady" Evening
paper. That is the reason 7,000 houses are
empty In Washington and people earning or
dinary wages are" fleeing to the villages In
search of homes nt reasonable rents.
The printers, as a part of the great Ameri
can people, want something done about the
Public Printership. The existing uncertainty,
coupled with the fact that the emploj cs of the
Government Printing Offlce are emploj ed
only about halt the time, is the causo of con
siderable) hardship. The right thing to do is
to Immediately confirm or reject Mr. Bene
dict m m w
The schemes hatching at the Capitol to do
the government out of Its rights in tho Union
and Central Pacific railwajs aro assuming
largo proportions. There are lobbies galore,
and many "best citizens" are enlisted in the
railway cause. They come here in palace
cars, hav e plenty of money and wear good
clothes, so the police and militia are not to bo
invoked, as in the case of the Coxey army.
Tnx sentiment In favor of publlo control
and operation of all natural monopolies, al
though comparatively recent, has been of ex
ceedingly rapid growth. Theso natural
monopolies are too numerous to hope forbring
ing all of them under public control at ono fell
swoop. That would bo rc olutionary, and wo
favor evolution rather that revolution. More
peoplo agree that, from the nature of the
function it performs as a disseminator of intel
ligence, the telegraph is, or should be, an ad
junct of the postal system. Let us begin with
tho telegraph. Tho other reforms will come
in good time.
The strike of the coal miners is not jet a
week old. and already reports aro coming in
of a scarcity of coal in the few localities where
productive industry is not at a standstill.
What has become of the overproduction the
glutted market of which so much has been
heard? It will soon be in order for tho coal
barons nice, philanthropic gentlemen, all of
them to hold a pleasant meeting in a real
cozy parlor in one of the finest hotels in tho
metropolis and put up tho price of coal a
notch or two. When a commoditj- is scarce
and the demand for It active, the price is high.
Seo? "Tho Iron law of supply and demand.''
Same old story.
Senatoii PcrrEn has introduced "a bill to
dispose of idle labor and discourage idle
wealth in the District of Co.umbia," which
proposes that "a specific tax shall be leled on
all idle land subject to taxation equal to its
annual lncomo in value each year," which
shall be appropriated "to the employment of
idle citizens In tho construction of such pub-,
lie works as Congress may direct." The idea
is a good one, and, it it could be made into
law and applied to the country at large, would
do much to brlnj back some of the prosperity
that has been missing for so manj jears.
But the Senate will knock the bill into
flinders. The august gentlemen are not legis
lating just now to mako work for common
citizens, but only for those who "work" the
common citizens. When we send our own
kind to represent us, then wo will get favor
able legislation, but not until thon.
BOTH GOLD AD SILVER.
Tho Republican party fa
vors tho use of both gold
Senator and silver as money. It
yjjojj believes that both tho metals
should be a legal tender in
WrouiJ.0. the payment of debts- It
insists that ono dollar should be kept as good
as any other dollar, and that there should be
no depreciated money in the currency of tho
country. Tho Republican party has repeatedly
declared, in national and stato conventions,
that as soon as it could safely be dono the
mints of tho United States should be open to
the f reo coinage of both silver and gold at
the ratio now fixed, sixteen of silver to one of
The last Republican state convention ot
"The money ef the country should be founded
on both gold and silver, and this result may be
achieved by wiso and timely legislation and in
ternational conference for the restoration ot sil
ver, not only as money of the nation, but as cur
rent coin ot the world."
With the recognition now given to silver by
tho great commercial nations ot the world no
ratio can be maintained between the two
metals so far as tho bullion value is con
cerned. The United States in the several interna
tional conferences during the last twenty
years has expressed a willingness to go back
to bimetallism with other nations, but up to
this time the commercial nations have not
offered to unite with tho United States. In
deed, not one ot them has tendered its consent
It is asserted, however, that as soon as Great
Britain agrees all tho great nations ct con
tinental Europe will join tho United States in
bimetallism. The indications of the times
are that Great Britain must at an early day
go back to bimetallism.
The purpose of what is known as the
purchasing clause of tho Sherman law was,
so far as possible, to appreciate tho valuo
of silver, but it only for a very little
while bad this effect, and tho slight apprecia
tion was probably caused by the speculation
that took place immediately after the passage
of tho measure. The United States can easily
maintain the six hundred millions ot silver
money it now has on a parity with gold. By
giving the Secretary of tho Treasury tho nec
essary authority to keep up tho gold reserve
I have no doubt that a thousand millions of
silver could be kept on a parity with gold. I
think there aro but few Republicans who
would have the government go from a gold
to a silver standard, as this would involve
ruin to the United States. The govern
ment would have to buy gold, paying more
than two dollars for one, to meet its obliga
tions. Tho individual and tho corporation in
the United States would ha o to purchase gold
to pay tho principal and interest of the gold
indebtedness, while small creditors, the men
who work by tho day, by tho month and the
year, would be compelled to receive their pay
in siher, which would cut down tho purchas
ing power of their wages more than half.
After all, tho laborer would bo tho chief suf
ferer in tho change to siher monometallism.
It is the banker who would suffer the least of
any class of business men. It Is truo that he
would have to accept slU er from debtors of
the bank, jet ho would bo permitted to pay
his depositors in like money. It a good
banker, his resources would always exceed
his liabilities to depositors.
The United States has sinco 1878 tried to
help the white metal. It lias dono more than
all tho nations ot Europo sinco that timo in
tho accumulation of silver. No ono can
successfully contend that tho United Stales
can open its mints to the free coinage of sil
ver without losing all the gold it now has.
There aro no exceptions to tho operation of
the Gresham law. It has stood the test of
centuries, viz, that all money of a country
must bo of equal value or the more valuiblo
will retire from circulation, he hidden away,
or flee to other countries. Good money will
not circulate with bad or depreciated money.
Freo coinage by the United States might ap
preciate silver a little, hut not much. Of
course, no one would let a gold eaglo pass
out of his possession for twenty dollars when
he could purchase anj where in the world
enough silver to mako forty to fifty silver dol
lars at our mints.
The government of tho United States has
maintained tho parity of tho siUer dollar
coined on its own account containing Ins
than 50 cents ot siher bullion with that
of gold, coined on public account, containing
100 cents of gold bullion. The government
gave Its pledge to do so, and up to this time
has shown its ability to maintain its pledge.
Suppose tho government should, however,
open its mints to the free colnago ot slUcr,
there would bo no responslbilitj on the part
of tho government to maintain the parity of
tho silver dollar with that of gold; Indeed, tho
government would not ha e the resources and
financial strength to do to, een if tho peo
ple were wild enough to demand it Tho
people maj- be impatient to return to bi
metallism, but for tho government of the
United States to attempt It alone would re
sult in this countrj goinc at once, not to bi
metallism, but to silver monomet illisin, a
condition that it is difficult to believe any
American desires1. Josrni M. Caret.
It is said a party has said that Senator
Sherman said a few weeks ago that if ho wero
a j ounger man ho would take his place with
the free trades. But lie is too old to change
front; besides, he would not then be a politi
cal leader a great consideration with men.
HITS-Olt .MISSI .
Mr. Breckinridge's new trial at the hands
of his Kentucky constituency is tho ono Lo
w ould like to have o errulcd.
It is presumed that Mr. Aldrich has tied a
stronger string to his fiery desire for a vote
on tho tarifl bill.
And now it appears that some actors have
joined Coxey to get in training for tho com
The strangest thing about the Rothschild
stabbing affray was tho fact that blood issued
from the wound.
Now that the London police aro attempting
to abolih Labor Day, they might take a hand
at King Canute's old job of ordering back tho
According to lato New York advices, his
namo is now spelled David B. Capitol Hill,
In evidence of his assumed mortgage on that
Permit The Times, in oil humility, to call
the attention of readers to tho advertising
columns this morning. Thoy wore a broad
smile jesterday but to-day!
The coming of "the greatest show on earth"
is likely to meet lively competition at tho
hands of Mr. Coxey's little movement In that
It is to bo hoped that Governor Tillman can
get his troop" together once more in time to
score another coup d'etat on possible Pal
And now the flowing side hirsutes of Chi
cago's postmaster are mixed up in the Breck-inridgo-PolIard
From a lato accession of nativity it is in
ferred that the Republican Congresional
campaign committee is not as confident over
tho outcomo of the Fall elections as aro Re
Greece is shaking with tho earthquake,
Portugal has tho cholera, Italy has forbidden
May daj demonstrations, and Washington has
the hysterics over tho coming of Coxej-.
H. R. GG12, to establish a freo reading
room nnd publia library, is meeting with gen
Tho tariff compromise bill when it passes
tho Senato will probably suit nobody. Mr.
Wilson can then revise the old sajing to
read: It is a wise father that knows his own
The idle men, who Senator Wolcott said
did not live in Colorado, proved their exist
ence by burning him in effigy in tho Cripple
Governor McKinley has ordered out the
guards and the Gatllng guns. Tho particu
lar industry ho is now protecting is that down
trodden corporation, the Baltimore and Ohio
Tho Pacific railroads aro rehearsing in the
House "A New Way to Pay Old Debts."
If the Coxeyites prove too strong for the
police and the District militia, the authorities
might call on the Pennsylvania State Guard.
Washington has had in recent years three
samples ot their law-abiding qualities.
Let's see who was on trial in tho police
court the other day, Judge Kimball or George
It Is altogether too common to scout at the
average police court judge. The prevailing
opinion of him is too low and needs revision,
for didn't Citizen George Francis say that
our own Judge Kimball was a "most courteous
judge." He is, he is. But he can't run that
A few weeks ago it was Capt Primrose,
with bis forty merry, but hungry, men from
Texas. Last week it was George Francis
Train, citizen of the world, from everywhere
in general and no place in particular. It's
Brother Coxey's tarn next.
When may our old friend, Charlotte Smith,
and her thirty female industrians from Bos
ton be expected to arrive? We very much
fear that during Charlotte's prolonged absence
from her old stamping-ground tho "Woman'3
Industrial League," for so many years her
joy and her pride, has retired to a corner and
The patient has all the symptoms ot apo
plexy. What shall be done? To admit this is
to put at fault all our previous diagnostic
statements. So let us talk of tho weather and
wait until ho sinks into the condition of
coma. We will then open the skull and find
a clot, a purely mechanical lesion. In that
way we may save the patient. At least, ho
may recover if he has a good stock of vitality,
but at any rate we will save the profession.
So long as It Is the business and purpose of
politicians to wheedle and flatter their con
stituents for the sako of votes tendered to
personal popularity, instead of any effort to
disarm local prejudice by tho instructive in
troduction of national questions ot universal
right and Justice, we can only hope to learn
wisdom from the dire object lesson of ca
lamity. CLOAK ROOM AND GALLERY.
Thero ha3 been very littlo Interest in the
week's tariff debates, and it could hardly be
expected that there should bavo been, when
during the past threo days it has been very
clearly understood that there was a compro
mise In sight which would so unlto tho Dem
ocratic majority as to insure the passage of
But it Is hard to see "why the Republicans
may not jet obstruct tho measure for along
time. If they see lit. Their position certainly
would enable them to do so it they wish, and
force tho same drastio measures and tho
same delay that occurred in the silver repeal
Just why Republican Senators who have
declared that the passage of the bill would
ruin the country should jield and let that
calamltj happen If it can bo avoided, it is
hard to see.
There may bo obstruction jet.
No one knows much about the compromise
not enough to tell, anj waj , and that is alwaj s
the best proof of the vagueness of any news.
Of course, the talk is tbat tbo income tax is
"satisfactorily" arranged. But how? Sena
tor Smith has said he did not want the tax
in the bill for any time, even for a short fixed
term, and would oppose it. Senator Hill is
absent and has not jet been heard from, but
there is no reason to bellev e ne has changed
his opinions, especially as bo has not author
ized benator Murphj- to speak for bun.
Until, therefore, some ono can nnnounco
either that tno tax has been ellminati d from
the bill or tbat change in the schedules
have won over enough Democrats to do with
out the anti-Income taxers there is littlo
reason to put much faith in compromises.
Gen. W. W. SLiddy Is again In town looking
after schedules of the tariff bill in which he is
interested; and, by the way, there is some
talk now ot Gen. Sklddy as a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for Governor of
Connecticut against E. C. Benedict, President
Cleveland s yachtman friend. Gen. bkiddj' is
a very popular mnn In the southwestern part
of tho state, and has been talked of ior the
place before this. Benedict, however, is said
to have pledges on tbi j ear's nomination,
and Gen. Sklddy would doubtless bo perfectly
willing to vv ait lor a more favorable time.
Representative Gardner, of New Jersey, of
the Committee on Labor, says that, instead of
labor organizations uniting on the project for
a labor member of the Cabinet, he is receiving
continually fnsh objections to the proposi
tion and does not believe it is Iikelv to git
much support. He thinks himself that it Is
unnecessary and unwise, and bel.eves that
the matter has settled itself from the lick of
Interest shown thus far. Ho added that the
position for Labor Secretary, ir wo had one.
would be cvtremely difficult to fill, and that
the entanglements growing out of a union cf
labor affairs with politics would be innumer
able. Senator Dolph is establishing for himselt a
reputation as a long-winded talker and timu
destrojer not unlike that of Senator Stewart
The difference is tbat Stewart is alwajs more
or less harmless, while Dolph Is insolent To
see him stride around in the Senate in that
seemingly bulldozing manner ot his would
be enoug'i to exasperate any one. et. In
spite of all this. Senator Dolph Is one of the
most courteous and affable men In society.
Politics hurt somo people's manners.
Representative Geissenhainer, of New
Jersey, wears in tho buttoanolo of his coat
lapei a littlo enameled button bearing tho
ccat-of-arms of Martin Luther, familiar to
all who have visited tho great reformer's homo
at WIttemberg, Germany. Thl3 gave rise to
an amusing greeting to a fellow Congressman
the other dav.
Dr. "Billy" Everett, as tho Quincj school
master who defeated Sherman Hoar for re
election is called bj- his faithful student',
came up to Mr. Geissenhainer and was
saluted by tho genial Jersejman solemnly ns
the son of Edward Everett. "es, son of
Martin Luther," replied tho doctor quickly, as
his eye caught the button. Mr. Geissenhainer
was pleased to remember that very few peo
ple knew what the button was. nnd it was a
pleasant surprise to unu mat Everett knew,
A few minutes later the quiet little Massa
chusetts member began talking about college
days at post-gradunto law studies. He is a
graduate of the Howard law school. A ho
sajs humoronslj himself, before thej had
examinations D. M. Geissenhainer studied at
Vale law school for a very short time and
cr.aduated at the New York university.
v He was eomplain'ng of the poor course of
Instruction at the latter institution ana de
claring that he knew so much law when ho
got there tbat be not only learned nothing,
but had to write lectures for somo of the pro
fessors, when Dr. Ev erett said drily, ns ho
turned to go- "Well, that accounts for tho
bad law that has been prevalent in Now York
It .Makes a Difference.
From tho St Louis Globe-Democrat.
The agents and lobbyists of the different
trusts have been allowed to present arguments
in the interest of those great monopolies, and
the pending bill has been changed to suit
their wishes nnd protect their business, and
certainly tho representatives ot those who aro
being thrown out of emploj ment by the pro
posed reduction ot customs duties may justly
and fairly claim a like degree of attention.
"I fully Intend marrying somo day," Novel
ist Brown told an American visitor, "if only
to havo tbo convenience of using my wife's
hairpins to clean out my pipes."
UNCLE PETER'S SERMON.
"Wha's yo' reco'd, tremblln' sinnah?
A ha's tie tithes yo' brlncin' la?
Do yo' 'apect t' be a winnah
Fo' to Christyunwuk begin?
Bussle upl Sccuah yo lodgin'
Y ha' Ue golden lante'ns glow
Fob dey wun t bo any dodgin
Wen de ho'n begins t' blow.
"Tend ter wuk an' be a savrn ;
Yo' no Lljah heah my song?
Des a waltin' twell a raven
Cums a totln' grub alongl
Yo' may nab a peaceful lodgin'
Wha' de streams o' marcy flow
But dey won' bo any dodtrin'
Wen de ho'n begins t' blow.
"Put away de idle dreamin
Lit' Lraanul s barman high!
Don' yo' set de lamps a gleamln'
On de buzzum o' de sky!
Ah. ye can't deadbeat yo' lodgin'
Wha' de liebenly rosfes blow
An' dey won' be any dodgin'
Wen ole Qabe begins t' blow!"
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
WEST END GOSSIP.
On Wednesday at high noon In New York
thero occurred the wedding ot Miss Anna
Wright Williams, daughter ot the lato Mr.
Laurence Williams, and granddaughter of
the late George Law, and Mr. Armstead Peter,
jr., son of Dr. Peter, of Tudor place. This
marriage occurred in the parlor of the Fifth
Avenue hotoL As if the long list of ancestors
at tho beginning ot tho announcement was
not enough, we are further told tbat both the
Druio ana Dnaegroom s motners were great
granddaughters of Martha Washington. Then
there were some more grandmothers and grand
daughters to bo spoken of at the wedding.
All this sort of thing is immensely tiresome
and ought to be suppressed in the announce
ment of a wedding. It's like reading the first
chapter of St. Matthew backwards, and ought
to bo kept for tho family tree. Another state
ment that does not come in with our idea of
tho fitness of things was the fact that the
bride's mother had been boarding at the Fifth
Avenue hotel and had an apartmtnt consist
ing of twenty-one rooms, which were all dec
orated for the occasion. Of course they were
decorated; who ever does anything nowa
days that the public aro called upon to ad
mire without decorating their apartments
or rooms. A luncheon dinner or tea, or a
marriage in an undecorated apartment would
bo a shock that the public could never re
cover from and could not bo imagined, but
why the public Imagination should be need
lessly taxed to grasp the immensity of an
apartment consisting of twenty-one rooms is
past our comprehension. The grandmothers
aro quite enough.
Wo are glad that Martha Washington, sit
ting in her simple garret room with her gen
tle pussy wandering In and out at the dic
tates of her own sweet will, could not havo
foreseen all this with her prophetic eyes or
have known through what u labyrinth of
sboddiness ber noblo namo was to be dragged
by future brides and bridegrooms, else she
might have mourned as one refusing to be
Wo like to) Vtra from a scene liko this (In
the society 0(&nn) to read ot weddings like
tho prospective ono of Mis3 Harriet Blaine
with Mr. Truxton Bealo en Monday. We are
told that this wedding will be just as
simple as it will bo possible to make It There
will be no attendants, and there are no cords
out The invitations to tho wedding are
verbal. Miss Blaino has asked her particular
friends from day to day, nnd tho groom has
done so with his friends. The presence of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Damrosch and their tvvo
j ear-old daughter, Mrs. Emmonds Blaino
with her four-year-old son, and the two Cop
pinger boys will add to tho family group.
All these names suggest in a touching way the
sorrows tbat have caused so Many hearts
both in Washington and all over the land to
beat in unison ith those of tho Blaine family.
Mis3 Blaine has bad charge idl inter ot a
branch of charity work among tho most
forlorn of tboe who needed help, and she
has become familiar with thnso who are poor
and sufferin . In her present happiness she
has not forgotten to make substantial pro
vision for them.
There Is a brilliant list of a glittering array
of presents sent her by irleuds and admirers
of her late father, many ot whom she does not
even know. There are also simple gifts from
old friends In Augusta that she values no less
highly than those tokens of the esteem in
which the daughter of the great statesman is
It touches the heart, while It does not de
stroy the fine atmosphere of romance which
should cling to a wedding, to rend that the
drawing room on the wedding day will be
decked with white lilacs because thpy are the
favorite Rowers of the bride, and roses be
cause they belong to the bridal scene as much
as orange flowers and happiness.
We are rather glad, too, that she is not to
be married at St. John's. St John's Is his
toric and all tbat to be sure, but the fashion
of being married thero is being rather over
done. This church is selected as tho back
ground of marriage scenes sluply because it
Is tho fashion, and peoplo who aro in no way
Interested in the Episcopal church select it
for their purpose, and because the ceremony
is picturesque, nnd ndmits of more pomp
than any other. It Is bringing the
pomps and vanities into the church, no mat
ter which way we look at it.
At a fashionable marriage that occurred
there this Y inter, when the brido swept out
dragging her satin train that remained in
side, while she was nearing the outer door a
foreigner, who was looking on with cynicism
in his eve and scorn in his voice, remarked:
"it's like a plaj ! Y hy do people wish such
nonenso w hen they marry each other?"
It is Interesting to note what Mrs. Nellie
Grant Sartoris, who i3 now in Washington,
sajs in regard to her son. That she wishes
him to carve out a career for himself, as his
fortune left him from bis grandfather on
his father s side vv ill only enable hitn to have
bread and butter, and it ho wants any extras,
such ns jam and turkey, ho must earn that
himself. This sensible mother lays particular
stress upon tho fact that she will discourage
speculation nn the part of her son, for. as she
sajs. attempts to make any monej- in this way
rCMilti d in sad failure, both in her own and tho
bartoris farn!lj This very nice utterance de
serves more than a passing comment. If
mothers evervvvhere would talo a similar
stand, many of 'the greatest blight3 that fall
upon society would be averted.
Personnel of the avy.
Tho joint committee on the personnel of tho
nav j closed the hearings on that question yes
terday, and after further conference with Sec
retary Herbert will prepare and present a re
port upon tho subject Tho indications are
that the committee recommend the reorgani
zation of the navj- reronncl very much on
the lines of the bill prepared by the Xavy De
partment Col. Heywood, of the marine
corps, appeared yesterday in behalf of that
corps, and Lodo Hornbeok, editor of the
Navy, submitted n written statement in tho
Interest of the enlisted men of the navy.
ote and Currency Statement.-
Tho amount of currencv outstanding yester
daj as shown by a statement by tbe Comp
troller of tho Currency is 8707,714,910 and of
gold note3 891.737.
Tbe national bank notes issued during the
last six dajs aggregated 81,250,610 and tho
amount destroyed Sl,G5i.51b.
The amount of national bank notes received
for redemption during tho week was 82,075,
829. and tbe amount of deposits received to
retire national bank notes was $1,034,510,
leaving a balanco of such deposits on tho
books of tho Treasury of 827,002.532.
Warned of Mow Dry's Coming.
New York, April 23. The department at
Washington lias notified the immigration
authorities nt Ellis Island to keep a sharp
lookout for one Mowbry. who Is supposed to
bo nn anarchist editor and agitator. It is not
stated when he is expectd, nor on what
Epvvorth League Entertainment.
Tbe second April meeting of th9 literary
department of Anacostia chapter, Epworth
League, will bo held in tho lecture room of
Anacostia Methodist Episcopal church Friday
evening, nt 7.45 o'clock.
At the District Building.
Soloman Xally has beon appointed private in
the District of Columbia Fire Department.
On and after Mayl the Commissioners have
ordered that tho Eastern market butcher stands
and baker stands will rent for $4 and S3 per
Hullding InsDector Entwlstle has opposed the
use of lead pipe as a water supply pipe for the
new Patterson school building, lhe Commis
sioners will decide on the question.
The Commissioners yesterday communicated
to Congress their approval of House bill
6.&12, "lo establish a tree public and depart
mental library and reading room In tho District
Senator Peffer's argument In favor of the Dis
trict government purchasing the works of the
Washington Gaslight Company has been re
ferred to the Commissioners for report Capt.
Derby indorses tho project, but Capt Powell is
opposed to it
In a communication with Assistant Adjutant
General Israel W. Mote tbe Commissioners state
that they deem It Inexpedient to make any ex
ception to the rule against canvassing In the Dis
trict offices during omces hours in order to allow
tho Department ot the Potomac to solicit aid in
the decoration ot soldiers' graves.
Major Moore called yesterday at the District
building to submit a copy of a proposed gen
eral order to be Issued to-morrow, when the
extra policemen go on duty. The major sub
mitted a list of the 200 additional privates, and
tho Commissioners approved the list without de
lay Major Moore notified the men last night
to be ready to report for duty at a moment's
3-These bargain! are
50 down Boys' Calico Shirt Waists,
wide collars. Secular price, 25a,
Monday, 12f c
25 dozen Children's Gingham
Dresses, pretty patterns, raffle over
shoulder, finished with herring bone
braid, 1 to 5 years. Begular price, BOc,
One lot of Ladles' Print Wrappers,
Watteau back, wide bretellee over
shoulder, high sleeves. Begular
812-814 SEVENTH STREET.
Let No Man i
Pass This By!
You are thinking pretty Lard about buying a Suit of
Clothes tbe weather during these last few days has MADE
you think. Clothing dealers are falling over each other in v
their attempts to quote the lowest prices 'twasn't so before
we started this greatest of all Creditors' sales. We are sell
ing reliable tailor-made clothing for less money than it costs
to MAKE it people come here in swarms and they find
every price and every quality precisely as advertised.
There's no use paying $15 for a Suit of Clothes when we are
offering a choice of forty-three different patterns of Business
Su ts made up in Cheviots, Serges, Cassimeres, Flannels,
&c, at $5 for choice. Don't pay $5 for a pair of Trousers
when you can find 600 pairs here to select from, in 22 differ
ent patterns, at $2.50 for choice. Regular $5 qualities.
Twenty Salesmen Are Busy!
A SUMMER SUIT J
FOR A SONG!
To-morrow we shall offer the choice of 60 styles in Men's
Suits Imported Clays, Thibets, Serges, German Crepe, &c,
at $10 for choice. Regular price $25. We shall also offer
300 extra size Suits for men, ranging from 42 to 50, in sacks
and frocks, all shades at less than cost of the cloth. 560 1
pairs Boys' Knee Pants, 4 to 14 years, two pairs for 25 cents.
Boys' and Children's Suits from 75 cents to $5. If you can
duplicate any of these qualities at double our priee,
bring them back and get your money. Our guarantee goes
with suit. If you shouldn't find it exactly as represented
come back and get what you paid for it. We are here to
stay but this stock is going to MOVE.
803 PA. AVE. (Market Space.)
Two Doors West of Eighth Street.
"VfEW NATIONAL THEATER,
-Li Erery evening W ed. and Sat. Matinee.
Mr. NAT C. GOODWIN
A Gilded Fool.
Next week "Mr. E. n Sothern. apMtf
H ft I TM7M V Prices S3. W, 75, and $1.
RuRlTjIUI . Matinee Wednesday
Matinee prices 15, 50 and 73.
;Neit Week Heinrieh's Grand Opera Co.
ANDREW B. GRKHRM
1230 PENN. AVE.
ANDREW W. HEIL,
PANTS, $5 UP. SUITS.$20AT)25UP.
Repairing, Cleaning, and Dyeing Neatly Done
313 Pcnnsylranta avenue nw. apTT-lm
IGE GRERM S0DR 5c.
Prescriptions Compounded by
Graduates of Pharmacy.
Easterday's Drug Store,
COR G ST. AND N. J AVE., N W.
FINE WINES, I.IQLORS AND CIGARS.
IIeurichs Maerzen Beer a Specialty.
Fine Lunch from 11 30 to 9.30
Everything first class in all respects.
THE OLD AND RELIABLE CORNER,
12th and E N. W.
COXEY IS COMING.
Newsboys and hustlers can make $3 a day
CHRIST AND COXEY
JACK CADES OP HISTORY.
Eight pages, 3 cents. Apply early at 9SS Fa. are.
85 cents will start yort
Dr. C. S. HODGSON,
North Capitol and I Streets N. E.
Pure Drugs only used in Prescriptions. Patent
Medicines at reduced rates. Fine grade of Cigars
always on hand. Our Soda Water and Milk
Shake can't be beat Glreus acall;westrie to
SALOON AND RESTAURANT. CHOICE
Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Meals at all
hours. Board by the day, week or month. JOHN
E.BONINL. Prop., WIN. Cap. street. apSMmo
for MONDAY ONLYj
One lot ot Ladles' Muslin Drawers,
deep hem, tucks above yoke bands.
Begular price, 33c,
S3 All-wool Cloth Capes, SL93.
25c. Children's Straw Sailors, lie
One lot of Ladles' Colored Waists,
high sleeves.wide pleated rumedown
front, belts. Hegular price, 89c,
One lot Ladles' IUbbed Vests, coW
ored crocheted tops, all sizes. Itegular
TVER a tooth Is ex
tracted by our
that s all of It. You
don't feel sick or
disagreeable In any
way. That's because
vrct do not use- anaes
thetics and put you
to sleep. Only a
to the gums, which
renders them senseless for the time being, ex
tracting without pain, SO ients. Other opera
tions in proportion
Evans Dental Parlors,
1217 Pa. Ave. N. W.
Spring Styles Hats.
ladies' Straw Yacht Hats, SL50
Hats and Caps for Children, Boys,
and Youths, S0c, 75c., SI, and S1.M.
Latest styles and color Derby
Hats, 82, 2.C0, S3, S3.50, 54, and 35.
Tourist Solt Hats, in all the lead
ing colors, 82.50 to 84.
Dress Silk Hats, SG and S3.
Plain Soft Hats and Pocket Hats,
81, 81.50, 82, 82.50, 83, 83.50, $i,
S4.50, 85, and 8C
Largest Stack and Variety of
Canes and Umbrellas.
James Y, Davis' Sons,
1201 Penn. Ave., Cor. 12th St.
EDWARD T. KRI8ER
Real Estate Broker,
Loans and Insurance,
Rooms 4 and 6 Atlantic Buildintr.Ground Flooi
923 and 930 F Street N. W.
Special attention to the renting ot property
and management of estates.
CT-t Ire insurance tlaced in tlrat-Mamm
panics. 4 i
JUDD & DETWEILER,
Records and Briefs,
And all kinds of
Printing correctly and
420-422 ELEVENTH ST. N. W.
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