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Evidence of Their Work at
Capitol and Monument
Taoso on tho Sonato Sido Bady
Dctecod Shameful Proof of tbo
Bolio Hunters Grocd 1b tho Mon
It lias been said ot those who reared the
public edifices ot this ctcat world that
they bullded like giants and carved like
Jewelers It is to be regretted however
that their carving was left in the reach
of man Souvenir stores are as plentiful
ob saloons but the visiting relic hunter
teems to prefer a small part of the origi
nal to a picture or a miniature of the
whole And as a result It Is only the
closest watching en the part of the guards
tl the several buildings that prevents the
Cmralttns of many more to pui It mild
ly diabolical deeds of vandalism
The e has net been much of this work
of late years but last week a sword In the
hand of a figure on the famous bronze
doer that leads Into the rotunda of the
Capitol was discovered bent ind twisted
Rlmcst off rrobably the approach of a
Capitol polictman or guide prevented Us
severance Tin doer was designed In
Lome In 1S3S by Randolph Rogers who
receive J 5000 for the plaster model
first Attempt at Mntllnilnn
It was cast In Munich In 1S61 by Von
Mullcr for the sum of flTCOO in gold It
Is 19 feet high and weighs ten tens The
doer Is divided including the transom
into seventeen panels each containing a
icene in alto relievo of an event In thellfe
of Columbus and the discovery of America
The bent sword Is the first mutilation of
this door that has talca place because
rrobably of the conspicuous place 11 oc
cupied at the entrance from the central
By no means so well however haB the
door to the Eenale wing fared The por
trayals thereon arc still recognizable but
in one panel Washingtons army have not
a bayonet left on their guns in another
a pioneer defending his crouching wife
and babe has lost his hand and pistol
and the woman has lest the muzzle of the
Tun she was loading fcr the man This
door designed by Thomas Crawford and
cast by J T Ames of Chlcopee Mass
cost for their work 15000 and for the
fourteen tons of bronze used In it nearly
51000 It repretents o n one side war
and on the other j eace
Strange to say there are no delicate
instruments on the peace side to fall into
tho bands of vandals The fig ires in
Washingtons Inauguration are about
twenty four Inches high too stout lo be
broken off easily Tire cornerstone of
the Capitol as laid September 18 1793
some one might have culled before this
but being Just a square block cf bronze it
is not so desirable as a small gun or bayo
net The reception of Washington at
Trenton while en his way to New York
is like the battle of Bunker Hill out of
Vamlnl Work In fli 31onunn nl
But it was in the atmosphere of the
dark interior ot the Washington Monu
ment that vandalism flourished in Its day
The Monuments long staircase is lighted
only by weak Incandescent lamps here
and there There is an elevator in tho
place but many prefer to climb the steps
and while on their journeys get to work
mutilating the beautifully sculptured
slabs that adorn the walls
They arc set In diagonal rows between
the plain stones and form a veritable ast
checkerboard There arc more than 150
of them presented at the time of the Mon
uments erection by the States of the
iaUa nod various institutions and or
ganizations throughout the country
Many arc in a disgraceful condition of
mutilation Heads arms legs acd drapery
from the figures on the slabs bear con
spicuous ttetliuon by their abpence to the
appreciation of visitors Most of the
slabs presented by the States bear simply
names find dates in large bold letters
that defy umbrellas and the like and
these remain untouched except by pencils
that mark their owners initials which re
main until the next cleaning day But of
the delicate carving there is little left
SlinmrfnII Urr icrd
Ttic handsomest slab though one of the
tinal lent measuring three by five feet Is
that which was presented by the Ameri
can Medical Association representing a
group of the fathers of medicine It Is
about midway up the Monument about
where climbers rest and about four feet
from the floor a convenient reach Hence
the condition of the figures two head
less and three armless
Two landings above is a slab represent
ing a locomotive The locomotive looks
as if it had gotten the worst of a collision
Not far away is a large slab occupying
the centre of the wall for about six feet
In Its present condition it would do for a
puczle picture Before the enthusiastic
tourists got at It it represented a fire
nginc of the old type A volunteer flic
department of some city presented it
lrobably the name of the city Is In seme
old record It Is no longer on the slab
On one slab there is a fine curving of a
pollcan the emblem of Louisiana It is
perfect The reason is that Instead of
bas belkf It is carved into the atone in
taglio fashion and no predator umbrella
can 3lg It out
ClieckliiK it Snfogiinnl
When most of the vandalism look place
no one knows but at tho Monument it
occurred before the chicking stcm was
inaugurated compelling visitors to leave
all umbrellas canes and like potential
instruments of dciJLructlon below Croat
protect is made against this order by the
camera fiend who generally wants lo lake
a blrdfl oyo view of the city from Lo
top or the Monument But he has to do
his best without his tripod for that in
strument is prohibited lk iancx and um
At Mount Vernon there Is the largest
army of spotters on tho lookout for
vandals and it is more necessary there
than anywhere else for Washingtons
r fr
home is delicate throughout The visitor
pays an admission fee of 25 cents The
money goes to iwv his watchers
There is one tiling In the old home that
strikes the notice by lis contrast lo the
prevailing simplicity It is the carved
laantlcpioco cf Carara marble In the din
ing room One who Is not a vandal can
not gaze upon It without anathematizing
tho whole rare of relic seekers
A Keiieiitniit Miuier
Even with watchers In every room some
individual managed to get In his work
and get oil the head of a galloping deer
In the centre of the group The animal
remained headless for months Then one
day the head came bark in a little box
It was postmarked Paris
Said an accornpanj Ing note It did not
occur to me In my own country where
everything lira well cared fornd pre
served the outrage that It Is to mutilate
historic places for relics Here In Eu
rope nothing Is preserved everything Is
marred andehipped and brokcri by travel
ers like myself V return herewith etc
The lc lcr was anonymous
The Iliad was stuck on the glue stained
the- marble and the milk-white- deer ha3
a jcllow streak aiound his neck
There t a moral to this lo hand down
lo future generations build like giants but
dont carve like Jewelers unless you carve
out of reach
Election of n Great TVmiitc if Tnmc
Coiiteniplnteil by the lJiticliter
of tlie American Itev olntion
Mn iilficriit Mruclurc
The erection of a memorial Continental
Hall in this city is In contemplation by
the National Society of the Daughters of
the American Revolution The purine of
the proposed structure 13 indicated in its
name for while it will nerve as the head
quarters of the society It will also per
petuate the memory and honor the
achievements cf the founders of American
No definite conclusion -has been readied
regarding site or style of architecture
and according to one of tho officers of
the society these questions will probably
only bo determined at the next annual
Congress ot the Daughters In this city
in February 1K It is authoritatively
stated however that the style of archi
tecture employed vvtll ba either Grecian
cr old colonial The hall will It Is said
contain an auditorium accommodating at
least 3000 people with reception rooms
offices etc adjoining which can be used
in conjunction with the work of the in
numerable Foclctics and organizations
that annually meet at the National Capi
tal A Hall of Ancestors will -be one of
its features containing statues memorial
tablets and relics of revolutionary pa
triots -
To Itceinlilc the vVnlhnlla
The propored structure will be In fact
a monumeut serving a utilitarian purpose
as well It Is designed to make It cne of
the grandest memorials In existence
somewhat after the model ot those in Eu
ropean counlrjcswhfh perpetuate in
architecture tho triumphs of nations and
Individuals These European monuments
arc mostly tho work of Kings who have
thus sought to perpetuate their fame
The AValhalla however built by Lud
wig I of Bavaria is a temple of fame
consecrated to the memory of all German
heroes end it Is this magnificent monu
ment which the Continental Hall will in
all probability most closely resemble The
Walballa is ot nearly the same dimen
sions as the rartbenon of ancient Athens
and is built ot marble By means of
statues busts reliefs and tablets the
mythology and history of Germany aro il
lustrated and her greatest names com
The splendid Church of the Madeleine
in Paris also built In imitation of a Greek
temple was originally designed by Na
Iiolcon I as a hall of fame to commem
orate his victories The Pantheon at
Paris was converted by the constituent
assembly of republican France into a
temple dedicated to the great men of
the nation and this purpose in an ap
propriately subordinate measure lf serves
The Roman Taiitlieotf firsVa t ji
plc now a Cbnjrllan cliurqh serves also
to arouse the pride of the ItallaLS In
the great men of their nation TVcrJ
tninstcr Abbey is a glorious memorial of
the genius and patriotism of Kngland
Indeed the citation of monuments of
the most magnificent description which
have been erected to tell the glories of
a nation mishtbe continued at great
CoiiimemurntliiK Great Heroes
It Is apparent that no nobler Instance
ot human heroism and triumph in the
great cause of liberty can be recalled than
the American Revolution It was the
keynote of reform in government through
out the world and demonstrated that the
right rigidly adhered to in the heat of
action as In the deliberation ot council
Is certain to triumph over injustice and
That there exists no monuments to the
patriots of the Revolution Is not aur
prlsiiig when one reflects on thoir modesty
and lack of vainglory The triumphs of
war were toon lost la those of fence
which they gave rise to and the carnage
and destruction of the battlefield were
forgotten In the work of upbuilding a
gnat nation
Washington himself after relucanliy
serving as President retired to a con
genial rustic retreat and it was many
vcars nficr his death that his
erected to his memory the grand obelisk
that lookB over the river he loved so well
There was no seeking after r coguitlon
or fame by anvonc among that devoted
band of heiocs who laid the foviJ itlcn
ot this nations splendor and It is onl
now after the lapse of more than a cen
tury that the graceful task of acknowl
edging their services appeals lo the na
tion which owes Its origin to their pa
l Ilj Cnurs n Ilre
SCRANTOX Pa Dee Fire thU
morning burned out the three upper floors
of the Guernsey Building causing losses
to Anlhiaclto Commandery Knights of
Malta ot 1000 to Colliery Engineer
Company whl h oceuptid the third floor
with offices of JD0C0 and to ether occu
pants ot tho second floor of J2CC0 The
joss on the building is 13000 covered
by insuranee Tho lire Is believed to have
I bceu due to electric Wires
Old Journals in the Library
of Congress
French Papors Containing Roporta
of Events of tho Bovolution
Quaint Advortisomonta in Early
English Periodicals
The Dies ot old newspapers at tho
Library of Congress form a rich treasury
of curious Information of yo oldyn
time In tho quaintly worded adver
tisements alone there aro pictures ot the
tastes and habits of a century or two ago
A visit to the shelves where rows upon
rows ot the bound files of these early
newspapers arc stored In company with
Mr Slauson who is tho urbane and able
head of the periodical department is
both interesting and Instructive
Among the old papers to commence
with those of local Interest one notices
copies of the Georgetown Weekly Ledg
er the earliest number dated in tho year
17S2 There is the Alexandria Adver
tiser from July 2 1798 to 1S01 and one
Issue or tho Virginia Journal nlso pub
lished in Alexandria for August 30 1767
The Tines and Advertiser published
in Alexandria Is represented by flics cm
bracing the Tears 1707 93 Inclusive
The Washington Gazcttcthe Initial
number dated In 17M the earliest paper
printed in this city is contained in one
largo bound volume from Its first Issue
to the last in 1735 There Is a compleo
file of the National Intelligencer tl e
publication of which was commenced in
lS f0 and continued until 1S70
There Is also a file of the Universal
Gazette the publication of which was
commenced in FhUadcluhla and which
was removed to Washington when the
seat of government was changed from the
former to the latter city
Hnrly ltirllli Aevvnn irr
One of the most valuable posresaions ot
the Library is a complete set of iia
representative Londun newspapers dat
ing back as far as 1C53 Starting with tho
complete file of the London Gazette a
scml wcokly in 166J the sequenco Is con
tinued uninterruptedly down to the pres
ent day through -an entire set ot tho
London Times tho latter beginning
where the former leaves off
There lo an extensive file too ot the
London Advertiser the precursor ot
the Times which started simply as an
advertising medium but after a month r
devoted space to local and foreign
news The advertisement of tjie publish
ers of tho first number ot this sheet
which is In the Library starts with a
notice to the effect that the paper would
be delivered free to all coffee hou3cs for
the first four days
The wording of the ncdical advertise
ments Is remarkably plain Oao of these
notices commences by Informing WTSijns
that by taking a certain turning up a
given street over against the sign of the
Blue Dragon a red lamp will guid them
to where they may consult a pnyslcitn of
The entire history of the first French
revolution is contained In the very com
plete reports of Le Monlteur Umvcrsel
the numbers of which are complete for
that exciting and extraordinary period
Looking over the Issue of this pupcr for
instance which reports the voting in the
national ccnvtIon on tho fate of King
Loul3 XVI one reads the very words In
which each member delivered his verdict
Iobcsplerre makes the longest speech
and Marat comes next In volubility The
greatest number of votc 6 however arc
couched simply In tho ominous words
La inort
CiilrntN Iniifr
There is a file of the Journal des Da
bats formerly owned by Gulzot thchls
torlan containing his bookmark Btanipcd
on- the fly leaves of the bindings Tills
also covers tho period of the Revolution
There Is a copy of what Is probably
tho oldest Lnglish cewspaper This is
entitled News from Divers Countries as
from Snaine Aniwerpe Collin Venice
Home The Turke and tho Prince Dorla
And how the Arch Duke of Austria In
tended to resigns his cmllnalls hat
through his marriage with the King of
Fpaincs daughter Printed at London by
alcntln Shnras and are to be sold In
Gratlous Streete 1M7
Among the early papirs of this coun
try Is to he seen a file of the New Up
land Weekly Journal from 1727 20 In
clusive also a eompleli file of the New
York Tribune from the first number in
1811 Horace Greeleys campaign paper
The Log Cabin complete file pub
lished during the jear 1S10 furnishes
some of the earliest examples of news
paper illustration the first pages of many
numbers being adorned with crudo wood
cuts It was customary to Issue a shoot
of music set to the words of a campaign
song vith every weekly copy
GurrlMinN Liberator
There Is a complolefilcotWlUlanrLloyd
Garrisons paper The Liberator first
Issued In 131 The first newspaper publi
cation of the Declaration of Independence
Is to be seen Inthe contemporary Irsue
of the Pennsylvania Evening Pest and
a day or so later In the New York Ga
zelle a file of which from Its first Issue
In 1753 to Its last In 17S3 is to be seen
at the Library
A copy of the New York Herald for
the date following thai of the burial of
Alexander Hamilton in HOI contains a
lengthy account of tho Ilainlllon Ilurr
duel and the obsequies of4the farmer
adorned with a cut of a coinri in black
on which Is depicted In whlto Ictten
Hamiltons monogram This tasteful worl
of art Is labeled The Corpse
There has recently been purchased by
the Library a large file of the Amster
dam Ccurant covering the enUre period
of the American Itcvoliiilon and Inter
esting as givlns foreign opinion on the
merits and probable resulljjrf that great
struggle for liberty
Strange to say tho Library docs not
possess a copy of the first Issue of the
Bcston cw3 Letter of 1701 tho carll
est successful newpijcr In this c uatrv
although there is to bo seen a fac Simlle
nnv rt tln flret 13110 nml Itthr num
I -iv -
i iters genuine of the same paper There
may op rem in m ii inimmir tuu earn
est known printed advert reracnt to ap
pear In this country It Is wordtd as fol
Tin- lr Aitvrrllnrnicnt
This Nevva Lcttcr Is to be continued
Weekly nnd all Persons who have any
Houses Iands Tenements Farms
Fhlps Vessels Gocdi Wnrcs or
efcandize etc to be Sold or Let or ser
vants Itun away or Goods Stole or Lost
may have tho same Inserted at a Kca
rnnahle Kate frcm Twelve Pence to Five
Shillings and not to exceed Who may
ngree with John Cainpoel Postmaster of
This collection of old periosteals 3
invaluable service to tho hlstcrion who
wishes tn deal with any cerlod within the
paslSDO years SiKh cmlrjcnt men as Gul
rot Macaulay and Bancroft with a host
of other distinguished recorder of the
past havo consulted these very files
which are constantly being added to by
new purchases of old material and by
tho receipt cf current newsnapers nnd
periodicals from all parts ol the world
Inter li jv With 1rpnltlpnt IHIniorc
IlmiurH Accorded llliu iiy the
Two llrniiclien of Concrcia
Dinner ut ntloliiil Hotel
The recent celebration by the Hunga
rian population of this country of the
visit ot Louis Kossuth to the United
Statca In 1S31 2 recalls tho reception ac
corded the distinguished Hungarian pa
triot In this city
Kossuth and his suite arrived at Wash
ington toward the close of December 1S51
On reaching Browns Hotel where ar
rangements had previously 1iccn made for
their accommodation they found three or
four hundred persons who had gathered
at tho doors to seo the famous stranger
Kossuth appeared on the balcony to grati
fy their desire nnd made a short speech
of thanks for their cordial greeting
X number of prominent gentlemen in
cluding Secretary ot Stale Daniel Web
ster Senators Cass and Douglas and
Major General Scott formally called on
him the next day lo pay their respects
Kolsuth visited President Fillmore and
read to him a short address to feiilch Mr
Fillmore replied that he was happy to
welcome Kossuui to this landof free
dom and added Should your country
lie restored to Independence I shall then
wish as tho greatest blessing for your
countrys Interests a restoration to your
native land
Kossuth was honored by the Senate In
being Invited to a seat on the floor Ho
took the place accorded him in silence
The House had a long debase before they
patsed a resolution cxlendUigitoJtossuth
acBlsnilar courtesy Early HrTJanuary
Kcsrath was formally rectified In that
Ill llecf ptlou In tlir Ilonxe
jir Cartler of Ohio a member of tho
Iltusp and afterward Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of tho District of Colum
bia was the chairman of the select com
mittee and Introduced the great apostle
of patriotism as follows
Mr Speaker I have the honor on the
part ot the committee to present Gov
ernor Louis Kossuth to the House of
During this Introductory Koisuth stood
In the area in front of tho clerks desk
at Its conclusion he said
lSIr It is a remarkable fact In the hls
torybf mankind that while through the
past honors were bestowed upon glory
and valor attached only to success the
legMatlvo authorities ot thU great repub
lic havo bestowed honor upon a perse
cuted exile not conspicuous by jlory not
favored by success hut engaged In a Just
fame There Is a triumph of republican
principles in thla fart Sir I thank In
my own and countrys name the House of
Iieprcsentntlvrs for the honor of this cor
dis welcome
Kcssiith was then conducted to the seat
assigned to him oid was subsequently
greeted by Individual members of the
Ileus e
Jltnncr In HI Honor
At a dinner fclvcn In bis honor In the
evening by a large number of Congress
men at the National Hotel trere wcro
present Senators Cass Seward Shields
King of Alabama and Speaker Boyd
Speeches were made by Judge Wayne of
the Supreme Court General Cass Gen
eral Shield Daniel Webster SnatorSe
watd a very brief cne and others Kos
suth responded eloquently to the toast in
v his honor
On Hie day following the dinner an in
teresting meeting took plaice between
Kxrsuth and Henry Clay Th introduc
tion was made by Geucral Cass Kos
suth commenced the conversation by say
I thank you sir for tho honor of this
No no responded Mr Clay Inter
rupting him It Is I who am ignored
Will you please be seated
Mr Clay then said that his health was
feeble and proceeded to give his views
aMerse to Kossuths errand for material
aid In behalf of Hungary TIUs rpcecli
for such it was was graceful in form and
forceful In argument it showed thil the
distinguished speaker still retained even
whilst tho twilight of life was rapidly
de scrnding Into tint mysterious night
all his eh gant lucidity of logic nnd ma
jesty and polish of diction
Kossuth was overwhelm by the warm
and earliest sympathy oxpresed by Mr
Clay for himself and family Bow Ing pro
foundly he pressed CIay hand to his
heart and replied In tones of deep emo
l thank jou honored sir I shall pray
for you every day that cur litalth may bo
restored and that God niiy proloig ypur
Clays eyes filled with tears He again
pressid the hand which clasped his own
for the last time and left the rest to sll
ltfMtmtrfcf Think Mciimrlit of Klml
Suuucl Would Injure IIiihIium
BOSTON 21- Considerable agita
tion has been stirred up over the pro
posal to open a space hero to he known
as McKlnlcy Square
Prominent business men have taken jp
the question nnd while nllngrcc In hon
oring the lato President many object to
the change claiming it would affect tho
Identity ot many firms who have for jcars
been located upon the square
The move to have one of Bostons
squares known ai McKlnley Square
was started on Monday when a resolution
aj Introduced In thd common council
ircvldlng the space arrjnJ tho Custom
Ioiio t named in loncr of the martyred
Study oi Mens Faces as
They Leave His Room
AH Imprasaoel Howovor by tho
Po3ltivenos3 and Franknosa of
tho Presidents Utterances Tact
In Questioning Visitors
To behold pleased faces disappclntcd
faces perplexed faces a chair In the ante
room of the White House with an eye
cast toward thu door leading from tho
Presidents office affords a rare vantage
Theodore Roosevelt the most unique
Chief Executive since the day of Andrew
Jackson Is responsible for the panorama
of feeling expressed in the faces which
file through that door every day
The up3 and downs of political life the
making and breaking of careers before the
popular gaze arc betrayed In smiles In
downcast mouths In wrinkled brows
Tho Bough Illdcr has a way of saving
something forceful heforc a visitor leaves
him The Impress of his words clings In
the mind and Is painted in the face as the
caller passes out and down the stairs
and away from the White House
The PrnccMHlon 3Iimch
Ten oclock In Hie morning The proccs
rlou ot expression is beginning to move
People begin to emerge from the big door
and as it Is swung to and fro behind them
a glimpse of -the interior shows a large
crowd of people standing their cyc3
turned toward a single ugurc the Presi
The door opens again Out walks a big
stalwait man He Is from the Southwest
Much of his life has been spent on the
broad plains- which the President loves
and writes of He wants a Job and he is
going to get It The PrcslJent has called
hint Dill and ha3 turned to the Con
gressman who accompanied him and In
formed him in good round tones that
Bill is a good man and that he will get
the position
Quite likely the office he seeks is that
of United States marshal where bravery
and quick thought cpd a ready trigger
finger aro still high requisites even
though the outlaw is notno common as ho
once was and industry has put a dull edge
on the one time lawlessness of the fron
tier This Is the man who wears the
pleased face
He will go back to his State and Theo
dore Uooscveltwlll be his battle cry He
will be a better marshal because Hie Pres
ident has clapped htpion thp shoulder
and told him that ho must be square In
his dealings Perhaps the President said
he must be white for he doesnt balk
before a word which carries signiHcance
to a Westerner even lf it has no standing
in the dictionary
A Dlinpiiglntcit rinnnctcr
Eleven oclock swings around Few par
ticularly notable characters have passed
through the door since tho brawny West
erners shoulders emerged From the
alacrity with which the colored attend
ant sprlnVlOthe door If Is now evi
dent that some one ct importance so
cially measured is abouto leave
It is a typical financier a capitalist
The well groomed figure displays the fin
ish ot the East A strong Jaw and a clear
eye however belle any intimation ot in
dolence tome In the rather pronounced
embonpoint This financier this capital
is who knows more of the doings of
the street than do the politicians who
arc his friends who are friendly for ob
vious reasons has large mining interests
In the State where the President has Just
promised his late visitor an appointment
as United Stales marshal
Tho financier bears tho dlssppolntcd
face He came to the White House early
He expected to sec the President at once
But the Westerner taw the President
first because his strapping figure filled
Ihe Presidents eje as he came in from
the Cabinet room after a busy hours
work looking over Important mall The
financier squirmed inwardly as he heard
the President tell the Westerner and his
Congressman that the Job was theirs
ciii7 the Grciit Intlier
The anteroom Is now crowded and
some ot tho callers arc trying to look
comfortable In awkward standing pos
tures which arc really very uncomforta
ble Every section of the country Is rep
resented in the scene the room affords
The men who are standing would not
welt ro long for any man on a business
engagement But if they linger an hour
In the anteroom nnd thon half as long
Inside they will fel well repaid when
the President grips the digits of their
right hand and tells them he is delight
ed to see them In a volco which leaves
no doubt of It in their minds
Half a dozen Indians escorted by thetr
Washington agent nre waiting to see the
President the Great Father but they
look perfectly indifferent as to whether
they fee htm or not The agent who
wears diamonds paid for by tte fees for
handling the Indians cases before the bu
reau tells them that the President is a
mighty hunter nnd that he la n crack
shot nnd that the raos vicious pony can
not unseat him
They grunt a scnii aprreclatlvo gut
tural tone Finally they are shown In
A familiar figuro greets the eves or
many in the room when alter the door
lies ilosed behind the breves It opens
to let out a white haired handsome man
of sixty with an eagle eye and an aquil
ine nose Here Is the perplexed fneo
Crectlngs reach the man from all sides
of the afternoon He stops shakus hands
with half a dozen persons But there is
romellilufi lacking In his greeting Ills
thoughts seem elsewhere He appears lost
In an endeavor to puzzle out romo prob
lem as down the stairs he passes with a
rather faraway look in his eyes
A l rrnlcicil Ililltli lnli
The faraway look sees his possible
urn down the decline of his once
great political power He is a politician
of the old school He budded into prom
Inenco and became a political auloerat
when the spoils system nourished He
handled voles ns some men handle slocks
nnd bonds but Instead of pajlng In money
alnavs he frequently settled his political
debts by strewing fat Government Jobs
right and left
Ills resources in this direction have ben
crippled steadily from tlmo to time In
recent years by the encroachment of the
srollsnrvns territory by the civil service
regulations Tl o President coddles the
civil service regulations Jealously nnd offi
cial decapitation threatens violators of
these statutes
The big poIHI an s fate hangs on a
single appointment The rrctidcut can re
fuse him political recognition by cot nam
ing thr politicians candaiate
The rolltlclan went lo the White House
to rucstion the President to sco how ho
But the young President was tactful
He did the quesllonlrg himself
Ths old oIiticlan now Knows no more
about the situation than he did before he
called at the White House Tho Presi
dent knows more
Committed INr rrj in Cnpltnl
for Tlicntrtenl Ilutrrprlsr
SYRACUSE N Y Deo 21 Because ho
wanted lo be on angel William Ken
nedy a fifteen- car old boy U confined In
a cell at the Central poc station here
Up to a week ago Willie was working
as 11 bundle boy at a small salary In one
of the local department stores About
two weeks ago another youth suggested
to him how nice It would bf to be tho
manager of a thearical comSany
Willltf tkousht so too and by forging
the name of a buvrr ot the t ore lo or
ders ho secured U1 or more
He organized a vaudrvllle troupe com
posed of two concert hall soilbrdttes and
a half dozen youths ot his acquaintance
They mad their first appearance In
Utlca Thursday night and fierce and
awful were tho wqids the papers of that
town used to describe the show
The lad had covered his tracks well and
It was not until rcsterdsy that It was dis
covered ho had taken the money An of
ficer went down to Utlca and brought
voung Kennedy back to thl3 city and the
company disbanded
Iiiicriptlnn from Great Author
SIk of the Aniline Foutiil In
Several 1lnees Allcicnrlcnl
There aro many curious points to bo
noted about tho Library of Congress
buIHing matters of detail which might
easily escape tho notice of the casual In
spector but WTITch are very Interesting
nevertheless In tho first place there are
the inscriptions en the walls of tho en
trance hall which are sentences taken
from works of great authors Among
these one notes the following
Too low they build who build beneath
the stars Yonng
There b but one temple in tho uni
verse and that is the bodsqinaa
Beholding the bright countenance ot
Truth tn the quiet and still nir of delight
ful studies Milton
The true university cf these days is a
collection ot books Carlyle
Nature is the art of God Sir Thomas
There is no mark of genius which has
not been the delight of maakiniL Loweli
It Is tho mind that makes the man
and our vigor Is In our immortal soul
They are never alone that nre accom
panied by noble thoughts Sidney
Man Is one world and has another to
attend him Herbert
Tongues In trees boohs In the run
ning brooks sermons la stones and good
In everything Shakespeare
S lntitcii of Cireut 3fen
Along the balustrade of tho galleries
aro sixteen bronze statues representing
men distinguished in the different forms
of thought the names being placed In such
positions that the are rather difficult 6
distinguish Religion is represented by
Moses and St Paul commerce by Colum
bus and Robert Tulton history by Hi
rodotcs and Gibbdn art by Michael An
gelo and Beethoven philosophy by Plato
and Lord Bacon poetry by Homer and
Shakespeare law by Solon and Chancellor
Kent science by Ncwtcn and Pro Joseph
The signs of the zodiac are repeated In
the decorations of tho Library In various
ways On the facade nnd directly over
the main entrance Is a female llgurc hold
ing a globe on which the twelve zodiacal
signs are depicted On the floor ot the
entrance hall the same emblems are re
peated In figures ot brass a large round
disc In the exact centre of the floor prob
ably representing the sun On the mosaic
background of the clock over the entrance
of thcrreadlng room are the signs of the
zodiac again
It Is not generally known perhaps that
the female figure representing England
on the ceiling of the dome of the main
reading room is a portrait of Miss Ellen
Terry the actross
A Vnrlcty of Marliio
There Is a great variety of marbles In
the building and it has been erroneously
stated that they have all como from this
country The red and yellow marbles are
from Verona and Sienna the pure whlto
from Carrara and a dark red rlchlF mot
tled species from France
Almost evcrtiilng is persecuted In mar
ble or painting mosaic or stucco Ni th
ing that c emplifies mythology or real
ism has been omitted an I the learned
visitor may astonish his Ie3s versed com
panion by descanting on the hidden mean
ing that lies in mjstic symbol or alle
gory Literature science art the senses
taste sight smell hearing touch Im
agination memory Intellect humanity
comedy poetry tragedy the continents
Europe Asia Africa America architec
ture sculpture painting rest labor
recreation religion music good adminis
tration anarchy the tcasons Justice pa
triotism courage prudence industry
concord temperance and so on al In
Ciiislivit Into rrriKlit nml KlocUril
Trnlltc Ionr Hour
SHAMOKIN Pa Dec It Passenger
train No 13 ot the Philadelphia and Read
ing Railroad was derailed at Readng
Junction last niglU after running into the
rear of a freight train
Jefferson Beats was badly cut and
brulied and was rescued from a burn
ing caboose which caught firo from an
overturned stove
The passengers wero badly shaken up
They were transferred to a special train
and brought here
The tracks were blocked fvc hours by
tho wreck
llrooUinto Illc v nt Sen
NEW YORK Dec 2L Gustav Staub a
first cabin jasscngcr on tho steamer
Phoenicia wnlca arrived from Hamburg
today died of henrt disease on December
11 while at sea His body was brought
to port Staub wns forty years old He
lived at 121 rulton Street Brooklyn
CroLrrV Horses Go to WnnlnRe
LONDON Dec 21 Richard Crokcrs
horses which hitherto have been trained
at Newmarket were sent from that place
yesterday on n special train to Wantage
All of Mr Crokcrs horsc3 will le trained
nt Wantage In the futura
Christmas Ceremonies at
Mt St Sepulchre
Solemn Matins to Inaucrurnta tho
Colobration ot tha Feoat ortlo
Nativity TJniciuo Ritaa of Palos
tn3 Will Bo Roprodncod
Elaborate preparations aro being maJa
by the Franciscan FalSers at the
Lastcry near Broakland for the celebra
tion of th Feast of the NatlTity As was
the case last year the principal cere
mony will be the solemn midnight mass
on Christmas Eve preceded by tho chant
ing ot matins with tho ceremonial ap
propriate to such an occasion After tho
mass there wilt o a procession to tho
Grotto of Bethlehem whero all the pe
culiar rites observed on Christmas Evo
at Bethlehem In Palestine will be faith
fully reproduced
Clirlitnui Eve Celebration
The Chapel of the Holy Land as the
monastic church Is known Is one that
lends itself exceedingly well to the splen
dor and dignity of ecclesiastical ritual
Last year It was necessary to construct
a temporary altar especially for these
services but since then tho church has
been enriched by the erection of a mag
nificent high altar directly In the middta
of the church under the central dome
Standing thus free on all sides it is per
haps unique in this country the most
noteworthy example of this style of arch
itecture being the high altar of St Peters
in Rome
The services en Christmas Eve wilt be
gin at 11 oclock when the community
will enter the church in solemn proces
sion Then tbo coanting of the solemn
matins will bo proceeded with
portion of the divine office is little
known to tho general public tho most
common of the canonical hours being
vespers At midnight the chioic3 will
ring out and the celebration of the sol
emn high mass will begin
ProccMtlnn to the Grotto
immediately after the conclusion ot thra
service the celebrant lays aside tbo
chasuble and puts on the rich white cope
while an image of tho Christ child In wax
Ls brought out and placed on the altar
This the celebrant takes In his arms pre
ceded by tho entire community bearing
lighted candles while at either side walk
the deacon and sub deacon and starts la
procession to the Qrotto of Bethlehem
Arrived there tho dejcori begins ta
chant tec gospel sung- in the mass At
the words and brought forth her first
born Son the imago is iaid under tho
altar reproducing that whleh marks tho
place of the Nativity In Bethlehem Again
at tho words and laid him in a nianger
the imago la taken up and deposited at
the place of the manzcr
The gospel completeJ the Gloria In
Excelsls will to cjanted amid the ring
ing ot bcll3 and then other Christmas
hymns being sung the procession will re
turn to the upper church
The Other
Low masse3 will be celebrated in ths
grotto after the procession The other
services of the morning will be Low
mass at 6 S and at 9 oclock solemn
high mass
In the afternoon at 312 oclock the
Christmas services will close with solemn
vespers and benediction
A special arrangement has been mado
whereby the Brookland trolley cars wait
to nccommodato visitors ei their return
to tho city from the midnight nia3
Cnngrct AUetl to Ilclo Liquidate
rnn Aiiierlcnn Debt
The Buffalo Exposition Company held a
magnificent fair In the Queen City of tho
Lakes last summer and Congress pat
ronljed the show very liberally making
a neat appropriation to help out the proj
The Buffalo Exposition Company novr
finds a deficit of SIZOOCOO and asks that
Congress donate the sum of 1060000 to
help clear the debt the city ot Buffalo
to raise the remaining 55COC00
This 13 the case which the New Yorlc
delegation in Congress headed by Sena
tor riatt witl present lo the Senate and
House immediately after tha holiday re
ccww and it is believed that tho desired
appropriation will be forthcoming
At the same time thero Is a strong sen
timent in both housc3 against any fur-
ther exposition appropriations so that
a delegation from Buffalo is coming In
Jsnuary nnd will endeavor to overcome
the hostile feeling
The South Carolinians In Congress will
oppose the appropriation unless the
Charlestcn Exposition gets at least 2C0
GCO Senator Allison Is said to be against
an appropriation such as is asked by tho
Buffalo men as he does not see why tho
Committee on Appropriations should be
gin paying off the debts of bankrupt cor
If the New York mcdo not get what
they are after they will fight what others
want and the desired appropriation ma7
cause a lively war during the first session
of tho Fifty seventh Congress
Trenchers Spone Alamlons Him
for of Mctllclne
vntrnn Ohio Dec 21 Philip EvanJ
n xminent iiinno bore was granted an
absolute divorce yesterday from Laura
Evans on rathe novel grounus
Tin worn mirrled in Santiago do Cuba
and went to Alaska to do missionary work
Then Laura went to Calltornia ami Be
came Infatuated with the study of medi
cine She left him went to Cattle Creek
Mich and studied medicine
He tried to Induce ncr to rciurn ou
I love mv study ot medicine nrai 10
my God better than anything clso on
There has never been tho slightest
quarrel between them He is very popular
t rcnmla Line Comoleteil
LONDON Dec 21 A despatch from
Mombasa East Africa states that Iho
first locomotive for the new Uganda Rail
road reached Tort Florence the terminus
of the line on Lake Victoria Nyanza yes
terday It traversed S2 miles from tho
coast Work on the railroad was oeguu
in 1SK

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