4 THE PHILADELPHIA IXQULR Ell-SAT URB AY MORNING, DECEMBER 1893. Pfiifaclcfpfiia inquirer PUBLISHED EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR BY THE INQUIRER CO MP ANT JAMES ELVERSON. PRESIDENT 2 CMESTXUT STREET. Krw Turk nrej. 41 Time BnlMlm. R. A. CRAIG, Advertising 1mgr. . Advertising rates and copies of Tee Inquire en file. New York News Bureau. Herald Building. II. W. JIacIstire, Correspondent. Washington Bureau. Corcoran Building. Dr.B-Raxdolph Keim. Manager and Correspondent. The iNQmRER is delivered by carrier at Six Cents a weeK. payable to the carrier or ajrent. By mail, Twestt-kive Cints month, orTHBB Dollars per annum, in advance. Sundny Edition, fiSO per year. Dally and Sunday. JS.50 per year. The Sckoay Inquirer will be sold by carriers, news agents and newsboys at Pive Cents per copy throughout the city and country (including the beautiful colored art supplement). iiake ail Money Orders, cheeks or Drafts payable to The Inquirer Company. 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Above all, they do not disprove, as our Canadian friend Insists, the theory that "no man can apeak logically and directly ipon any subject lor more than six hot, rs." The report of . Mr. Allen's remarks evinces very clearly that two-th lids of what he said had a!slutoly nothing to do with the point immediately at issue and Mr. Allen would probably admit now thai he did not then think it had. At even an ordinary rate of speaking a man can in that time tell quite all he knews about the strictly relevant points of any question and the best speakers realize this fact. Anything beyond that Uiutt necessarily weaken tha argument and must also be made in defiance of the tact that the greatest speeches in our history were those which stopped when they were finished. work vote tor their hemes and their wives and children. The election will be held one weak from next Tuosday. "Watting on the Court. A id still the Dauphin county court has the elevated railroad cases bung up. ; X work can be done. A large num- confer a lavor by repoitins the lact to j ler ,,f exponsive foundations have been " ....... 1 ... . . . . sun i, me eievaieu structure useu uks been beguu, but everything has been halted pending a decision upon a law The date when the subscription expires is on the j address label of each paper, the change of which to : subsequent date becomes a receipt for remittance. : Io other receipt Is sent unless requested. The I paper is stopped at tbe expiration of the subserve j tlon if renewal is not received. ' Pfiifadefpfua Inquirer A. Preposterous Assumption. Even now that Va Alex has declined to become our Ambassador at the Court of Jilng Humbert and turned his back upon his country some of the New York papers keep up the discussion of his appointment, one of them going bo far as to assert that the members of the smart set in tbe metropolis resent the criticisms that were made upon his selection as a vnlgar attack upon a gentleman" and an assault upon themselves and their order. The assumption Is preposterous. People who belong to the smart set in New York, or any other American city, have never yet set themselves up as an "order," and the word "gentleman" is never used cither in New York society or the society of any other American city as a word peculiarly applicable to its member The smart set in New York, as elsewhere, is simply the amart set, and the idea that it is an "order" never entered the head f Mr. Van Ale or anybody else. So lar as Mr. Van Alex is concerned, he proved himself a very decent iellow when he onco got bis bearings, and it is time to let him alone. r,ernor McKixxkt, hot Mautix led the i field on tbe first ballot, with Lek second, but considerably in the rear, and tbe subsequent ballots previous to his nomination made it clear that he bad cojrie to stay. Martin is comparatively unknown, even in his own State, and liejis entirely unknown out ot it. What dofs It all mean? lljo 'Ihk reports from Kansas are toA effect that Jerry .Simpson and Wickers Pkffer will soon be in search other job. . " 4 . Whehe did Mb. Clevelasd pick tip Jit-torney-Ueneral Olney, any how? p w York World. And where did he pick, up Grksham and Blount and Willis? The Great Mystery. : Why the administration should have so long insisted npon making a mystery of its attitude toward Hawaii is some- passed by the Legislature fer the express I thing too profound for the average mind TWELVE PAGES. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1893. CIRCULATION SUNDAY. DEC. 3. YESTERDAY'S CIRCULATION, purpose of allowing elevated railroads to b' built. Pi ogress is blocked. Enterprise is hindered. The people of this city are denied rapid transit pending decision upon a controversy argued many months ago. In the name of the more than one mill en people of Philadelphia crying for :eiief we appeal to tho Dauphin court for action. Readers of the reports of the trial of H. H. Yard in connection with the gutting of the Keystone Bank must have done a good deal of thinking over tbe appearance of such technical terms a "star atries" and "dummy checks." These terms are part of the slang of tbe account book manipulator. A habit or custom has to be very general boiore It receives recognition in the phraseology ot slang. It would be economy to know Id how many nanka the clerks are familiar with "star entries," made to deceive the bank examiner, and "dummy checks," a uevica to reduce an over drawn account. The Inquirer's Circulation Books always open for examination. The Peace of Europe Again. Mr. Poultney Bigelow being a schoolmate and friend of the Emperor of Germany, and having been himself subjected to Russian espionage, naturally does not look with any iriendly eye upon the declaration of the Russian Government that the north mouth of the Danube River must be made navigable. He takes the declaration as a sign than Russia wants Constantinople, and to get it is ready to fight Austria and Germany. Upon an slight a thing as an announcement of the improve- men t of the second river in Europe Mr. Bigelow has both France and Russia fighting Germany, and his interview is a fairly good illustration of the crazy state of affairs existing in Europe. The suggestion to improve the Danube, a stream which flows through Gar-many, Hungary, Servia, Roumania and Bulgaria into the Black Sea, would seem to be a very sensible one, but this is net the first time that such a suggestion has been taken as a declaration ot war. In 1SS0, when Hungary made such a proposition, Austria began to talk about building gunboats and there was a regular panic all along the Danube. Russia owns the north bankof the north mouth ot the Danube and naturally insists that this mouth, which would give Russian territory additional entrance to tbe Black Sea and which month, carries oft two-thirds of the volume of the Danube, shall be im proved. The International Danube Navigation Cam mission, which has eleven years yet to run, has confined its improvements to the middle mouth, which does not touch Russian territory. It the commission will not improve the northern month, a matter of considerable importance to Russia, it would seem t.s if Russia might be permitted to go ahead and make the improvements herself. If not permitted the proba bility is that she will do so anyhow. The English newspapers, like Mr. Bigelow, consider Russia's declaration as an aggressive act threatening to dis turb tbe peace ot Europe. ir the peace of Europe stands in the way ot improvements so necessary to the welfare of tbe people, it will do no lasting barm to have it broken. Canadian Views of Long- Speeches. When Senator Allen, the clarion-voiced Populist from Nebraska, made his fourteen and three-quarter hour speech against the 'repeal of tho silver clause ot the Sherman law he had two objects in view. He intended primarily to deleat repeal cr lorce a compromise more satislactory to the silver men, and be desired to break the record for the long-winded championship of the world. It is a matter of history that he did not defeat repeal, and some Canadian fiend with a taste for historical research has ascertained that he did not break the long-speaking record. The Canadian was led to look up tbe facts by the long drawn-out effort of a local orator. The researches in question show that a member ot the British Columbian Parliament, named De Cosmos, talked continually for twenty-six hours in that body in an attempt to secure the defeat of a bill to confiscate the property of many of his constituents. Under the rules of that house the bill had to be passed by noon of a certain day or fall. It was 9.55 o'clock tbe day before tbe bill had to be passed, when he took the floor and he held it until 12.05 the next day. When he stopped his tongue and lips were cracKed in many spots and bis linen shirt front was covered with blood which had dropped from bis lips during his speech. In all thai time he never left his ieet, but be won his fight. . At a still more recent date, in 18S7, there was a most remarkable debate in tbe Roumanian . Parliament over the impeachment of an ex-Cabinet officer who was charged with misdemeanor in office. Factional and party feeling ran high. Other questions than that originally involved finally became a part ot Mr. Adams for Congress. The baste with which Governor Pat-tisov got out his call for a special election to fill tho vacancy in the Second Coccress district made anything like a thorough canvass for the nomination impossible. Several names were suggested. Certain members of the Union League talked over tbe situation. Others of tbe Manufacturers' Club got together and resolved that such and such a thing ougbt to be done. Various movements for the crystallization ot public opinion were broached. But tbe time between the call and the election was insufficient to allow of a concentration of ideas, and there was nothing to do but to call the primaries and nominate a candidate in the manner provided by the rules of the Republican organization. Tbe result of the primaries was the election ot delegates, who have placed in nomination Robert Adams. Jr., who has long been an aspirant for the office. He was lalrly nominated, and lie will be elected by an overwhelm ing tinjority. ' Mr. Adams is not, perhaps, a great orator, but that is not necessarily a serious defect. There are times when orators have their uses in Congress, but, on tbe whole, the man who can weigh publics matters in an Intelligent manner and carry out the wishes of his constituents and of the country, and can influence legislation in the committee stage, wber 3 the real work is done, holds the laboring and tbe importaut oar. Mr. Adams will go to Washington not with out (xperience. He has served in the State Legislature, and" as United States Minister to Brazil he has dipped into diplomacy. He is a thorough Phila- dlphian, and as such ia necessarily a thorough American and there seems to be a demand for the true American spirit in Washington just new. It will be espected of him that he will take hold ot the great questions earn-: eslly; that be will uphold the Ametican doctrine of protection; that he will protest against income taxes and rotten State banks; that he will oppose the un-American administration policy concerning Hawaii, that he will do wL at he can to restrict immigration, keeping out the undesirable classes that become a burden on the nation and in viting to America only those who desire tc come here to build homes and support tbe Constitution of tbe United States; and haviug fuliy digested national interests it will be expected of bim that be will give considerable at- teutioa to local interests. We should have at League Island the greatest ot all naval stations. Gradu ally we are building up the yard. The work ithould be hastened. The American m.vy can lie oft League Island in fresh water, and every naval officer knows the value of fresh Water to the bulls of vessels. The time will arrive when League Island will be a central station from whfch cruisers can be dis patched to New York and into the Chesapeake without going outside the capes of tho Delaware. Ship canals across the Delaware and New Jersey are coming. The only question is, Wben? Especially is the New Jersey canal needed tor tho benefit of the com merce of Philadelphia. With new and splendid docks to meet tho improve-! wents going on in the Delaware River the cs.nal is a necessity, tor it would bring us within eight hours of New York Bay. A steamship from Liverpool could tie up at its dock in this city almost as quickly as it could reach its pier or. tbe North River. It will not be too much to expect of Mr. Adams that he will devote himself to the Interests ot his city, his State and bis cot ntry. He Is intelligent, perfectly able to do good work for Philadelphia and, we have no doubt, entirely willing, and even anxious, to show to Philadelphia what he can do for her. We therefore commend him to the voters of the Secend district. This is a Republican year. Tbe tariff is threatened and the votesa id the work of sturdy Republicans are needed at tbe nation's capital. Let the rnajori y lor Mr. Adams be a rousing ene. r.?he recent State election proved bow heartily the citizens of this great State object to the Democratic tbeorists who are striving to overturn tbe wise policy which has fostered maoulactures and built up business enterprises. Let the protest against Democratic destruction gon. Let the Republicans of tbe Second district speak out with their ballots, and let all Democrats out of There was nothing to make a mystery about. Everything that has been done in the matter by Minister Stevens and the late administration was done "in tho open." 11 President Cleveland was dissatisfied with the policy of bis predecessor, or wanted more complete information in regard to the Hawaiian revolution, no barm could have come either to bis administration or the country if he bad taken the American people into bis confidence. But tbe President chose to pursue an entirely different policy. Tbe Blount episode was carefully nursed as a mystery from beginning to end. The paramount Commissioner's departure for Honolulu was a mystery bis movements while there were made as mysterious as possible, and bis return was a mystery. Blount's report was tbe mystery of a long series ot mysteries, and so it was kept for many months. Minister Willis' instructions were intended to bo another mystery, and such they would have provod had not Secretary Gresham, in his boyish glee over the success of his Hawaiian coup d'etat, given the snap away by tbe premature publication of his letter. The reserve of the State Department in regard to Hawaii has only served to make the administration ridiculous. What was intended to be a serious diplomatic drama was turned into tbe most grotesque ot farce comedies before tbe middle of the first act. The romantic leading man, Willis, when he arrived at Honolulu found himself only a first low comedian. Tbe role be had teen instructed to play vu a complete misfit, and so at last accounts be was waiting for the President and tbe Secretary of State to invent here some new 'business." And now everybody is waiting to hear whether Minister Willis is waiting stilL In spite of the defense of long-winded speeches, men ot brains will continue to measure the value of oratorical efforts by the number of ideas which they contain. - -i ' Chairman Wilson's refusal to listen to the arguments tar a protective tariff ought to be labeled "Chairman Wilson's death-knell" before it is packed away. mnm iv Trail FAMILY REUNION AT ELLIS ISLAND 1 A Philadelphia!! Runs Across His Wife and Children Bather Unexpectedly. Mrs Catherine Filzserald, Who Killed Mrs. Carrie Pearsall, Declared Insane. Rev. Dr. Paxron Resigns at Last. George Gould Calls on Superintendent Byrnes Dramatic Scone in Court Other Interest lug' News of New York and Vicinity. The work of examining the Wilson Tariff bill, in order to discover its mauy constructive detects, nas been transferred to officials ot the Treasury Department. They have already found many errors in the measure and have only begun their work. The inference is toai mey win mscover a great many more and that they wlil 'Correct" these. Then the bill will be gone over again by the Ways and Means Committeo and submitted to tbe President. If it is sat isfactory to lum It will be presented to the House and the debate will bo oponed. When a pretense of hearing its opponents has been made it will be forced through the House and an effort tr.aae to get it through the Senate. But, patient as the work of these offi cials may be, it cannot correct tbe vicious influence of the bilL The evil of that measure does not lie in an v mere trick of construction, it is unpatriotic in conception, designedly disastrous to certain industries, like those in this State, in purpose, anil effective in tbe general carefulness with which It was prepared to carry oat its trainers' intentions. Changing the phraseology will not correct the danger. BY AN EX-EDITOR Tho Veteran Discusses the Effective ness of Personality In Journalism. Th other day a "personal," so-called, appeared in one of the New York papers in which E. W. asked Mrs. H. S. S. to moot tim in front of the box-office ot the Garden Theatre at a certain time, E. W. giving a detailed account of the manner in which ho would be dressed and asking Mrs. H. S. S. to carry a newspaper in her band. Whether E W. met Mrs. 11. S. S. is not clear from the enterprising journalism of tbe metropolis,ene Daper describing their meeting and de parture with great fulness of details; another reporting tbe appearance of E. V., but failing to identity the woman ;and still another giving an explicit account of the meeting with the interposition of an impostor, who, however, yielded graeelully to II W. when he found that Mrs. H. K. S. was little, old and gray. Any old hand at tbe bellows of metropolitan journalism will recognize in all this the tine Italian band and pleasing variety of the theatrical press agent, whose only aim in life is to 'get the name of tbe theatre into tbe papers, you knew." It does not seem to me thai the flame was worth the candle. The story was a "lake," but it did not rise to the dignity of a hoax. Although one of the supposed bystanders - was alleged to have asked with some show ot indignant sarcasm, "Why didn't they invito the town?" the town seemed unaware of tho existence and intended meeting of E. W. and Mrs. H. S. S. The whole thing was a tlnke, a fizzle, a fiasco on which several ot tho greatest newspapers in the world wasted considerable space. As tbe stupid thing stared me in tbe face ia one paper alter another 1 began' to ask myself. Has practical joking sunk as low as this in tho Bohemia ot which I was once proud to be a member? In ray own experience I found nothing more difficult than to give verisimilitude to a Make." This ia owing to the fact that the vitalizing personality of the writer is not felt. If I ever become a professor of journalism I shall devote my first lecture to this subject. It was the personality of the older Bennett that made the New York Herald, and at-thvugb tho person ality ot Horace Greeley in the Tribune and of Henry J. Raymond in the Times was manifested in different ways, it was still their vitalizing force that gave each of these papers its special field. People like to leel that they can shake hands with the editor of their favorite paper, although they never saw hi in or expect to see mm. i have known reporters to get into or keep out of jail bi cause of these pro- conceived notions of the chiefs. Many years ago a prize fight at New Haven which was attended by Joo Elliot, the greatest of all sporting reporters, for the Herald, and Dan Klrwaii, a slngularlv gifted descriptive writer who died ou the verv threshold oi his career, for the Tribune. "How did you got to the tight?" asked the Yankee squire : of Elliot, alter the police bad got in their work. "James Gordon Bennett sent me," l.lliot answered. "Discharged. " But when poor Dan, following 'Joe's ex ample, averred that Horace Greeley had I gathered in as many seconds. se ib nun ue irsinium was muereii u 'That story is too thin, young man $10 or ten days." When last beard from the administration was supposed to be pondering over tbe advisability of turning its back squarely npon the platform or of simply giving that instrument a sort ot profile view. The yawning chasm In tho treasury ot the old Keystone Bank remains tho real accusation against the managers ot that institution. Thk present plight of the Italian Gov. eminent is not made more endurable by tbe secret attacks which have been made upon it during the last few days by certain elements with which it has long been at odds. It would not be sur prising if those elements, rich and pow erful as they are, were really at the back ot all the trouMe. Recent bints from various foreign capitals have brought tho intimation that unless some of tho . other members of the triple alliance came to King Humbert's re.scue he would be forced to abandon the policy which makes his country desirable in that organization. Embarrassed by debts which be cannot pay, under expense for a rldicu lousiy large stanamg army, ana every mistake which be and bis advisers make used to , still further anuoy bim, be answers at this moment to the implied description of the Shakespearean line, "L neasy lies tbe head that wears crown," more accurately than any other monarch on a civilized throne. Some of the now paving laid by tbe local street car companies begins to resemble the ocean's waving front. Is it possible that advantage has bean taken oi me-creoKea times to run in some sections of crooked work? By Special Lone Distance Telepnone. THE INQUIIIKR BURKAU, . New York, Dec. 8. Uver a month ago a nusslan woman pained Rachael Modrick was sent to Ellis Island with her six children by the United Hebrew Charities, who had been supporting ber tor a month. Rachael said she had arrived bere last June with ber children on the steamer Dresden from Bremen, and went to her husband, Moses, who had been living in Philadelphia for the past three years. She said her husband was unable longer to support her, and bad deserted her. As she had no money tbe woman wanted the government to send her and her children back to ber friends in Russia for nothing. The immigration authorities decided that as her husband waai resident of this country that fact made bis family wards ot the nation. The woman and her children were accord In Ely sent to Superintendent Blake, of tbe Department of Public Charities and Correction, who sent them back to Ellis Island as immigrants. The Ellis Island people wrote to tho Treasury Department about the case. Instructions came back that the department could not be responsible for the Modrick family and to incur no expense on their account. Tbe family was sent to the United Hebrew Charities, but in a few days came trooping back. The Ellis Island people were greatly worried. They couldn't turn the family out lest they be accused of inhumanity, yet the woman and ber children have been living at Ellis Island for weeks at tbe rate of $4 a day. The immigration authorities sent the boaid bill to the North German Lloyds Steamship Company with a request to pay it. Tbe company ordered their Philadelphia acent to investigate the case. Tbe agent reported that Rachael Modrick set out for New York with her children and $400 in ber possession. Tho company refused to pay the board bill. Yesterday a man appeared at Ellis Island and asked to be event back to Russia, where bis family were. Ho was anxious to join them, but bad no money. When asked bis name be said he was Moses Modrick, of Philadelphia. Examination showed that be was Rachael's husband. When told that his lamily were not in Russia, but on Ellis Island, bo was much surprised and pulled his beard as though a great grief had come over bim. Tbe Eilis Island people are now anxious to know who is to pay tbe family's board. Thev cannot force the woman to pay from her $400 and she declines to say a cent. They are holdiD the Modricks till the case is settled and te-day wrote to Washington astain for instructions. Moses has been added to the rest of tho boarders. On December 10, IStio, Thomas Byrnes, now Superintendent of Police, became a patrolman. His thirtieth anniversary of police duty will be celebrated next Sunday and aix gold service stripes will adorn his coat sleeves. A review ot his career would be a history of the Police Department and vast and highly creditable personal achievements. Mr. Byrnes became a roundsman iu October, 1S68; a sergeant in November, 18o9; a captain in June, 1870; an inspector in April,lSS0, and superintendent in April, 1S92. Those persons who were passing along Broadway in front of the new Manhattan Life Insurance building at 2 50 o'clock this afternoon bad a narrow escape trom iioatb. Some workmen were engaged in putting into place at tbe top ot tho building an iron cross girder about five feet iu length. Tbe girder became unbalanced and telL The men who were working with it clung to the upright girders and saved themselves trom tailing. The girder just missed bitting a town-town Bread-way car which was passing at the time. It took three policemen about ten min utes to disperse tbe crowd which bad present made charges against the pastor. IiJder Robert JaSray, of No. 7 vest Forty-sixth street, hss been ex pectin or to receive Dr. Paxton's resignation lor several days. When be oponed his mail to-day be found a letter from the pastor formally tendering bis resignation. Heidelbach, Ickolboimer A Co. will ship (500,000 gold coin to Bremen to morrow on tbe Trave. Knhn, Ixeb ct Co. have canceled the $250,000 gold which they engaged Tor shipment to Europe. The gold to be shipped tomorrow will be taken from tho banks. Tbe local institutions are in a good position to meet withdrawals of the metal. Georpe J- Gould called at police headquarters this morning and had a private conversation with. Superintendent Byrnes that lasted an hour. When he was leaving he rei'ubed to give any information to reporters about the object of bis visit. It is supposed it bad reference to Mrs. .ell a Nicolaus, who has sued mm lor 740,000, and there are rumors that she is to be arrested. j I know all about Mrs. Nicolaus," said Byrnes. "She is an adventuress with a long history. No, I cannot give details just now, nor cn I say what action will be taken against ber by Mr. Gould." Quite a dramatic episode occurred today in Part II of the Court of General Sessions. James Rvan. 30 vears old. of Not. 80 Stanton street, pleaded guilty to ! severe censure by Recorder Smyth the prisoner was sentenced to two years in State Prison, whereupon his wife with screams denounced tho Recorder for having stolen ber husband from her miu laiDting io me noor. moon gushed rrom her nose and mouth, and it Watt onm a t.i ma O for rk. nnitr writ. r. Im.l I been removed in an insensible condition from the court before she recovered. ANTE-CHRISTMAS SCENES AND SIGNS Hard Times Have Little Apparent Effect Upon the Great Holiday Season, Seme Characteristics of the Rush in the Bis Stores. Salespeople and Detectives Have Their Hands Full Child-L.lfe Upon the Streets Christmas Trees Are Coming to Town. The green emblems which mark the approach ot the season of tbe Nativity are beginning to appear upon the streets, tho store windows are assuming their wonted ante-Christmas gorgeous-ness, and upon every side the pedes- ... Mp nV Absolutely Pure. A cream or tartar baking powder. HI sit et of all in leaveninsr trrictli. LaUt United S'ntes (InrnrnrtirtV Food Tl'port. ItorAL BaxisoFoiv-dkhCo.. 106VaIlSt S.T The Advisory Committee on Immigrant Traffic ot the Western Traffic Association has decided to otter the loin t agency ot the association to Charles M. Pratt, at present general passenger aeent of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad. Tho details of tho new pool have not been made public yet, but Chairman Caldwell to-day said: This is the Hrt time in tbe history of this immigrant business that an organized, detailed method ot control lias been devised, but there is every prospect of its success now. The principal factors among the steamship men have accepted the plan and it starts oil welL" The first fruits of the wholesale eviction ot scarlet women were in evidence in Jetlerson Market Police Court to-day, wheu twenty were arraigned for haunting the streets. Justice Koch, for the first time, announced his platform. 'These women," be said, "have been turned out oi their homes fey tbe authorities. I will not have them flaunting their misery on tho public streets. As tho city has deprived them of their homes, It Is the city's duly to supply a retuge, and I will see that all that are brought before me are taken care ot." In accordance with this determination bo sent nineteen of tbe prisoners to the island for tour months. Tbe twentieth went free. Edward Payson Weston has decided to start on his walk from Bowling Green, in this city, to tho Capitol in Albany on Monday evening, December lo, at y o ciocu. Mr. Y eston will have to walk at least 143 miles to complete his task within seventy-two consecutive hours. r rStJVGST? kln.1 SCENE OS EIOHTH STREET. the old familiar A horoscope of the administration's future indicates that tbe Kilkenny cats bad a peaceful existence. The somination of Thomas Martin as United States Senator trom Virginia is very much of a surprise aud something of a mystery. Apparently tho F. P. V.'a in "ble Virginny" are beginning to tire. Against Martin were such true and tried Virginia Democrats as Fitzhuqh Lee, John Goodk and Got- In my day on the New York press the reporter's personality was in tbe news papers as well as the editor s. You knew a story was true because you felt that the man who wrote it "was there," I often miss this quality now-a-days, and recently I have missed it in nothing more painiuuy tuan in some or tbe accounts I have read of tho Rev. Dr. Pax- ton's relations to his millionaire congregation. Paxton's story is one that In my reporting days would have touched my boart in telling it I think I would have made my readers leel that I bad not $6,000,000 is raueiy torn away me veu .rora inis 1 gltted man's sorrow. I do not know whether Dr. Paxton threatened to 'cut olT that kid's e:irs," but if I had seen bim in tbe dusk of tbe evening, standing bareheaded on tho windswept oorch of bia sister's farm house, whatever bis utterances, I should not have failed; to knew that tho scene was very, very Sad, and that 1, too, was a man like unto other men. The only noteworthy example of 'the effectiveness of a writer's personality hi journalism that has recently coine"i rider my notice was Charles Nordhofl's work lor the Heralil in Hawaii during Blount's stay at Honolulu, It was Nordhoft who moulded the feelings of Blount and the policy ot the administration toward tbe Provisional Government, not by any personal Influence he might have brought to boar upon tbe Commissioner, but through the effects of his strong, but misgulded'convlctions in regard to the rights of tho Queen. That his articles were signed neither added nor took away from their influence they would have been equally effective if they had been unsigned. I have no doubt that his ton tact with coffee-colored royalty quickened his pen as the champion of the "restoration," but behind all this was his own sturdy Norse personality infused into bis work, right or wronc, which induced many of bis readers to extend their bands to him across the Pacific, saying, "Shake for Lilluoka-lani." It was very grotesque, but unlike Blount's work, Nordhofl's was not a "lake," and, consequently, unlike Blount, Nor J boll is not discredited. Like the author of the various accounts ot tbe meetiugof E W. and Mrs. H S. S. in the New York papers, Blount's 'faked" affidavits lacked verisimilitude. The Ex-Editor! BUTTS' I5KOMO-L1THIA Cures all headaches where other Krofuos fail, and benefits th kidneys. Three doses 10 cents: at all druggists. The E. A. Mutts Co., 723 Seventeenth street, asntnton, v. v., win send von free the new amt, KI-ko, en receipt of a wrapper ana a iwe-cwn stamp. . , The Reorganization Committee of the Nicaragua Canal Construction Company report that they have found an investment ot actual cash and interest thereon of Hi 451,56a 64, and in securities. Issued for purchase of plant, $2,923,200, a total of $7, 374, 78. 84. The funded and floating debt. Including disputed items, amounts to J672.456. Of this 1225,000 is duo the Maritime Canal Company, which can bo liquidated in case the reorganization plan Is accepted by holders. The plan ottered by tbe committee follows: A new company with a capital stock of $12,000,000 is to bo formed, of which to be retained in the Treasury, and 76.000,000 is to be dis tributed to stockholders of the present company, in exchange for their old stock, or is to bo sold lor cash require ments and to protect and maintain the present plant. The new company will own all the assets of tbe present compaoy. It will have in its treasurv stocK of the Maritime Canal Company amounting to (14,876,750, and obligations for first mortgage bonds of the Maritime Canal Company amounting to $5,559,950. Six million dollars of its own lull paid stock Will be iu its treasury, or will be held by trustees tor tho benefit of the company. Depositors of stock will receive tor each ten shares one share of the new corporation, par value $100. It has been learned that tbe Pirating, which sailed yesterday, will put in at tho port where the America ia lying and that both vessels will proceed to tirazu to-: gather. " Drs. Csrles F. Macdonald and Austin Flint have decided that Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald, who is now confined in the Tombs on the charge of shooting and killing Mrs. Carrie Pearsall, is now insane and was Insane at tbe time ot tbe shooting on East Eighty-sixth street. Tbe decision of the experts is not final In tbe vase. Mrs. Fitzgerald will bo taken to court and a jury will pass upon the issue ot responsibility. Mrs. Fitzgerald is the wile ot a clerk In the County Clerk's office and a sister of Police Inspector McLaughlin. Tbe National sugar Company has boon organized with a capital of $1,000,-000. The plant of tbe company is located at Yonkers, with a daily capacity of 1000 barrels. Granulated sugar will be the principal output and the sales will begin early in January. Tbe outcome of the trouble In the West Presbyterian Church, on Forty-second street, is tbe resignation ot Rev. Dr. Paxton, the pastor. , , A short time go Dr. Paxton left the city, and at a meeting or' the church directors there was an exciting time. Some of those The sharpest of competi tion exists among the toy dealers at this season of tbe year, and tbe ex hibits thev make! are therefore very attractive. If one dealer is fortunate in procnrlng an exclusive specialty, it is zealously guarded jest rival may learn tho fact and add a like feature to bis stock. So lar is this carried that any person who looks about a toy store without manifesting a disposition to buy is regarded as a "spotter" from some other store and is not encouraged. One enterprising dealer will equip a lite-sized clown with an electrical apparatus next week at a cost of $S5. The proprietor of a Hatboro hole feels himself aggrieved by a burlesque description in this column of a lunch obtained in that village by two city officials. It is, perhaps, unnecessary to say that not only was there no mention ot the hotel where the lunch was supposed to be takeu, nut that there was no reference to the particular hotel In question, as its well-known reputation for good cheer, not only in the county, but among those Phlladelpblans who have partaken of its bosDitality, sufficiently guarantees. Edward Roberts, who is in tho secret service of the Treasury Department, is at the Continental. He stands over six teet in bis stocking test. A wide-brimmed, soft felt bat surmounts bis big frame and a military beard adds to his martial appearance. He attracts as much attention in the hotel corridors as he would in the mountains when after moonshiners. "I want to go to a show lor amusement, not to be enlightened," ho said last evening, "so I'm going to the Winter Circus." W. R. Shelby, to whom the country is indebted for much of the artistic and beautifully-finished furniture now in use, has come to tho East to enjoy the holidays. He is from Grand Rapids, and is registered at the Stratford. John E. Davidson, third vice-president, and J. T. Brooks, second vice-president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Western lines, are at l!e Stratford. Arrnand D'Avray, a wine merchant from France, is enjoying a short stay at the Metropole. Mr. and Mrs.' Sidney Carriers, of New York, are at tho Bellevue. At the same hostelry are Reginald Fendail and Miss Mary L Fendail, ot Washington, and W. G. Mather, a banker from Cleve land, Onio. trian in greeted with sign, "Holiday Gins." Christinas is but a fortnight away, and many of the stores along Chestnut, Market, Eighth and othor shopping tuorougniares nave assumed tbeir decK-ing of holly and laurel and other evergreens, which they will wear until after tho new year bas been ushered in. Christmas is the one season that is never affected by the times, however bard they may be, and a glimpse of tbe big emporiums during the past week bas revealed that, even though money bo scarce, a large proportion ot what is afloat has found its way into the pocket-books of holiday shoppers. PLENTY OF WORK FOR THEM. Ob, bow I wish it bad come and gone!" sighed one of tbe tired salesmen in a biz Chestnut street store the other day. "Yes, I meaa Christmas. Tbe two weeks before tbe holidays have vary little fun in them for us. Upon certain days we are behind tho counter for from twelve to fourteen hours out of the twenty-tour, and every hour of tbe day is one continual rush and hurry and bother. And, then, Christmas crowds are so unreasonable. Tbey never know what they want, and will insist upon going tn rough tbe entire stock in your department before they can make a choice. It seems so much harder to buy thinirs for other people than for your self." All tho big stores have increased their force of salespeople in order that tho regular employes shall not be overworked any more than necessary. In some ot the larger establishments this increase amounts to as much as 10, 20 or even 25 per cent, of the original force. In order still further to reduce tho hardships of the extra work whicb the sea?n entails many of those establishments have a custom ot paying the salespeople a certain percentage for all tho goods whicb they sell per day above a fixed amount. This percentage is, of. course, in addition to the regular salaries, and means much to tbe employes who are in popular departments, where sales are quick and Steady, and who are expert at their business. Another feature of tho holiday rush In the large stores is the enforced' increase iu the system of espionage which it is necessary to keep upon the crowds. This espionage Is intended as much lor the protection of the shoppers themselves as for the firm, because pickpockets are fully as numerous in the busy throngs as are shoplifters. Nearly every establishment of any size nowadays bas its stall' of private detectives, who are well-dressed, unostentatious men, and who are in continual circulation throughout the store, indistinguishable from hundreds ot other men in the crowds, but who, while ostensibly looking at goods and occasionally pricing an attractive article, have both of their sharp eyes always it is beseeching the great public to buy every conceivable otject as a holiday present, from a wooly dog to a patent lamp-chimney cleaner. The Market street sidewalks are thronged with theso peripatetic merchants. Dozens them are evidently new to tho business small contingents of the great army ot unemployed who have seized the opportunity wnlch the season oftors to gain an honest penny er two. One of the great features of the street-scenes from now on until Christinas is the great influx of child-lilo into the iiurrying throngs along the principal thoroughfares. Chestnut street is already beginning to be brightened by groups of merry little ones, and it is no unusual sight to see groups of a dczen i or mere huddled in front ot the windows J of tbe big confectionery stores, laastiug In anticipation upon the sugared dainties so temptingly displayed behind tho plate glass. YV hen school is over nowadays the little ones do not go dutifully home, but hasten down town to take in the sights. The first load of Christmas trees came into tho city one morning last week from Jersey, by way of tho Market strfet ferry, and as it moved up the street among tho tangle of cable cars and beavy teams, shedding its piney fragrance upon all sides, it attracted general attention. A throng of excited street-gamins pursued it lor blocks, some hardy urchins even climbing up lehind and breaking oil little branches of the tree, which they wore triumphantly in their bats or buttonholes. Whole forests ot trees will begin to coma into town this week, not only from tbe sandy stretches ot South. Jersey, but also from Pike county, lrom Mount l'ocono and from other l'eiin sylvan ia localities, as well as from Maine. Pine and spruce trees will, as usual, be the great favorites, and a good demand ii" ,-rrilll f "e 1 OLD HUTCH BOBS UP AGAIN. Ho Will Once Moro Start la Business as a Broker In Chicago. Chicago, Dee. 8. The noted board oi trade operator B. P. Hutchinson, "Old Hutch," will agaiu embark in business on the board. He will open au office Monday to deal in grain, provisions, stocks, 'and all other merchandise." Since his return from New York several months ago bis fortunes have changed for the better. - At one time since bis retnrn tho old man sold bis membership to relieve current pressing necessities, but a lew days later be made some lucky trades and bought it back again. v -.El The dwelling of Groceryman James Finn, ioiQ Richmond street, was damaged by fire to the extent of (jo yesterday. CITY XOTICE9. ; Caocr is QriCKLV Relieved, and Whooping Cough greatly helped, and its duration (hortened by Dr. 1). Jyn-' Kxpectorunt, the old family standby for Coughs and Colds, and all Lung or Throat affections. FIRST LOIS or TREES. upon the lookout for suspicious characters. Not only pickpockets, shoplifters, kleptomaniacs and other questionable characters are to bo found in the holiday crowds, but also cranks of various kinds, and it requires men of no small tact and official ability to sift these nondescripts from the thousands ot people who daily surge up and down tho aisles ot a great store during the ante-Christmas season. In addition lo the private officers a largo proportion of tho staff of tbe city detectives is aasigned to circulate among tho crowds of shoppers, not only inside tbe stores, but also upon the streets. SCENES ON THE STRKETS. "Here's yer latest Christmas novelties! Only a nickel five cents!" "Look at der greatest toy over invented! Only ono dime!" And so en with many variations. Tbe cry of tho fakir ia board in tho Itnd and tfiUL. AHT1CIPAT10X. is expected inasmuch as some of tho Water street commission merchants, who handle the greater proportion of the trees at first hand, have given orders for thousands ot them. QUAY MAKES A CAPTURE. Aided by Tyro Well-known. Phtladel-phlans tho Senator Arrests Fishormen. Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 8. A special to the Time-Union, trom Fort Pierce, Fla., says: Senator Quay, bis son, Richard, P. J. Hotian and Peter J. Hughes, two Philadelphia guests, at daybreak this morning captured isaae Robinson and Marion Williams, two fishermen, in a sloop in front of bis residence, at St. I, nolo, fishing with gill-nets, in violation ot the law prohibiting fishing within one mile ot any inlet. The prisoners were brought here and giving a hearing before Justice Bell, who held them in $300 bail each lor court. AN AGED COUPLE PASSES AWAY. Postmaster Stewart's Mother and Father Die Within a Day. Wilmington, Del,, Dec. 8. Yesterday Mrs. John Stwwart, aged 83 years, mother of Postmaster Daniel F. Stewart, died in this city. To-day tbe postmaster's father died, aged 80 years. The old couple will be buried together on Sunday. GIVEN UP ALL HOPE Ecijma Turning to Blood Poison. 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