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We Sell Goods Cheaper Than Any We Sharpen All Scissors Free of Charge -O Why? Not because we say so on paper, but. because we do so in reality, and ask you to put us to every test the severest tests compare quality with' quality price with price. Small profits and quick sales are to be important factors in this season's trade. Here are some of the things that we are glad to do for your accommodation: are hats and hats, but all hats do please stylish women ours do. ening for years and he needed attention, which he could not have commanded except among those of his own State and who knew and loved him.

First he was taken to Confederate Soldiers' Home, but this was too much for the pride of his State, the people of which ever held him In high esteem, and, broken In body and wind, without a dollar of his own in the world, he is now living at his old home at Asheville upon funds which are delicately placed at his disposal by friends who will not permit so exalted a citizen to live the late evening of bis life In a charitable institution. Almost as s.oon as the first bitterness of the war and of reconstruction began to be less poignantly felt Clingman reappeared in Washington. During the sittings of Congress the place had fascination for him that he could not resist. He stopped at a prominent hotel as long as his purse would permit it, and then a boarding house of the better sort was his home. For long years he was accustomed to being pointed at fn public places as one of the chief figures at the days of the rebellion.

In 1878 he issued a volume of speeches and lectures, along with notes and comments. The copies in the Congressional Library appear to have been well thumbed, and are evidently esteemed to be of some importanc to history. He was the originator. more; over, of a wonderful theory of making tobacco a cure-all for all the ills of human flesh, and during many of the years when he was In Washington It was a source of much chagrin to him that his friends seemed to grow tired of his expatiations relative to the virtues of tie immortal weed as a panacea. Much of the remnant of his fortune was spent upon the publication of a pamphlet upon this subject, but it seems to have gone the way of Pleasanton's blue grass cure, and whether the theory of Clingman was good no one can tell.

Clingman was a man of intense self-appreciation. His desire to be remembered as a great factor in the affairs of the nation was something stronger than even that which is felt by most men of ambition. As a young man, and as the aged companion of the "colonels," "niajahs" and "Judges" of that genus which was for a few years so plentifully represented, but which Is now well nigh extinct, Clingman was of handsome and commanding appearance. He was always dressed with fine care until his purse gave out, and even then his threadbare and shining coat sat on him so nicely that anyone would know It was the coat of a gentleman and that the gentleman was inside. He and the late W.

W. Corcoran were intimate friends, and it was through the friendship of the latter that Clingman's portrait, painted with his favorite pose when speaking in the Senate, was placed in the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Frequently the old man We Trim Hats in Gerson Style Free of Charge -O A Cape Purchase We went into a dull market with money in our pockets and came out richer by this purchase of up-to-date Capes. Every garment of perfect tailoring and newest style. The prices mean big savings to you.

Full circular cloth Capes with strappings ot same, trimmed with cluster buttons. Velvet Collars. S5 would be a very cheap price, but this lot goes at S2.98. Very stylish Capes with up and down straps of velvet, finished with neat buttons. High roll velvet collar.

Instead of $8 we mark them S4.98. Smart Capes of Scotch Mixtures with new pleated back. Lined with rich fancy silks. High roll collars. Instead of $12 we mark them $9.98.

Women's Wrappers There's a mighty busy department on our third selling wrappers all the day long. These as price pointers Figured Chintzes in dark shades and Flannelettes in light colors, made with pointed gores, full fronts and shoulder trimming. Anywhere else here 69c. Dresden patterns in fine Flannelette Wrappers, with braid trimmed yokes, bishop sleeves and very wide skirts. $1.50 anywhere else; here 98c is now at its best full of the best here.

Every leading style popular low prices for which the millinery of $5. 'Silks and Velvets All the leading tints in velvets for trimming and matching. A superb stock of staple and novelty silks Prices positively unmatched-. Black Satin Brocades at 53c, worth 85c at 69c, worth S1.00. Taffeta Glace Silks, in all colors, at 55c.

worth 75c Fancy Taffeta Plaids for waists, in newest Parisian effects, at 98c, worth $1.25. Dress Trimming Novelties Pattern Braid Trimmings, 3 inches wide, instead of $1.25 per yd. at 98c Military Loops of Silk Braids in complete sets, instead of $1.00 at 89c Black Beaded Nets, 2T inches wide, regular retail value, $1.00, to go at 49c At 5c. Spangled and Beaded edges. At 10c Jet Beaded Bands, 2 inches wide.

GERSON'S-40-42-44 North Eighth Street MEMBERS OF THE CABINET ARE FAST RETURNING HOME. A BUSY SEASON PROMISED John A. Logan, and His Interesting Family Some of the Society Leaders Who Save Returned to Their Town Houses at the Capltal-A Glance at the Japanese Legation Social Chat. Special Correspondence of THE TIMES. Washington, October 3.

The members of the Cabinet and their fam ilies are fast returning to town. Secretary Herbert and daughter, who have been enjoying a pleasant sojourn of several weeks on the continent, sailed for home on Monday, and are expected here to-day. The Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Carlisle returned on Wednesday from a little onting, one week of which was passed at Bar Har bor and the other seven days they were guests of the President and Mrs. Cleveland at Gray Gables.

The Harmons have been spending month at Warm Springs, after a summer by the sea, and they, too. opened up their town house here the last of this week. The Austrian Minister, Mr. Von Hengel-muller, hns returned to the city from a long visit to Austria. Some time ago It was reported from Vienna that the diplomatic representative of Austria to Washington was to be raised to the grade of Ambassador, but the report lacks official confirmation.

In case of such action the United States would take similar action in the case of its representative at. Vienna, and Minister Tripp would become an Ambassador like our representatives at London, Paris, Berlin and Rome. Mrs. General Logan informed me to-day that Mrs. George W.

Chllds, who spent some time at Lucerne, Switzerland, this summer, where John A. Logan, and bis family were located at a delightful villa, would return shortly to this country, and that Miss Peterson, of Philadelphia, Mrs. Chllds' niece, who has resided with her aunt for some time, would be married this fall to Lieutenant Bunker, of the United States navy. The marriage will occur in this city, and Is likely to be a brilliant affair. As yet the handsome new residence Mrs.

Chllds entered a year i. ua fm 2 Mrs. lived in the most retired possible, secluding herself completely 'rom society. Mrs. General Grant and Mrs.

Sartorls and daughters are In town stopping at the Arlington. Before opening up their Massachusetts avenue home they will pass a month in New York city. Captain Skerrett, of the United States army, and wife and daughter. Miss Edith Skerrett, have gone to Philadelphia, to remain for the winter. Miss Edith Skerrett Is one of the belles here in army and navy circles, and will be sadly missed in society.

Mrs. Logan Tucker, wife of Major Tucker, United States army, who Is on duty at St. Paul, arrived here this week with her youngest son. Master George Edwin Tucker, and will remain the guest of her mother. Mrs.

Logan, for a few weeks. Later Mrs. Tucker returns to the capital in order to enjoy the gay social season, which terminates this year with the unusual brilliancy of inaugural festivities. Mrs. Logan's son.

John A. Logan, has been spending the summer at his Lucerne villa In writing a book, which Is almost ready for the press, and will be issued In England and this country this month. The volume Is about Russia and the coronation and will be profusely illustrated. Mr. Logan passed two mouths at St.

Petersburg and received every assistance in the way of private views and interviews. He was married a few years ago to Miss Andrews, of Youngsfown, Ohio, and they have fhree children; the eldest, Marie Louise, is a beautiful child of 8 years. She Is a deeply religious little girl, and as familiar with her Bible as her letters. The child has a Scotch Presbyterian nurse and governess, and the two women are often put to task to answer little Marie's recondite and perplexing questions. She is especially fond of mending, and all the silk hose of the family is turned over to this little 8-year-old, to make as "good as new." She Insisted on being taught how to pack her trunk and always performs that task herself When traveling, tucking the tissue papers under the laces and ribbons and placing every article in the right tray, quite as well as either of the Scotch women could do.

Besides her practical accomplishments she embroiders beautifully, and Is already able to converse In three languages. The other two children of General and Mrs. Logan's son are John Logan, the third, whom they call "Jack," and the youngest, a baby girl of 3, named Edith Josephine Lo-gau. This Interesting family will winter in Home, in one of the historic old palaces of which Americans are so fond. The Japanese Minister, Mr.

Hoshl Toru, and wife and child, a son 8 years of age, are expected to return from their summer outing near Niagara Falls, very shortly. They left for the falls a week after their arrival from Japan, and took with them several teachers, with the idea of returning to the capital conversant with the English language. The legation is just fresh from the hands of the decorator and presents a scene of rare Oriental beauty. The work was ordered by Minister Kurino, the former Minister, and It Is In Japanese style. The rooms are spacious and the walls are in pale buff, that deepens Into a rich dark orange near the ceiling, which is frescoed In an East Indian design, sprinkled with glittering gold dust.

Among the clouds Other We Repair and Clean Gloves Free of Charge 6 Untrimmed Millinery A quick moving stock of every new shape and style. Select your hat and trimmings and we'll trim it to your order without charge. You'll be surprised to find how little money will get you a truly stylish and becoming hat. English Felt Hats, bound with velvet, all shapes and colors. Instead of 75c we say 39c The New Camel's Hair Hats are very stylish, all colors, all shapes.

Instead of 85c. we say 49c. Fine French Felt Hats that would cost you $1.25 in other stores, here at 75c. Millinery Novelties 10c, Fine Chenille Braids, worth 25c 15c, Chenille Braids, 3 inches wide, worth 50c. 10c, Jet Crowns; 5c, Jet Ornaments.

10 and 15c, Cut Steel Buckles, large and small. 8c, Coques in all colors, worth 25c. S1.48, Velvet-edffed Ruches, worth S2.23. 49 and 62c, Merle Birds (greens and blues.) A Scissors Sale A large lot of Griffon English Scissors in all sizes, warranted for one year and kept sharpened free of charge. The price is surprising only 29c pair.

A CHAINLESS BICYCLE The Problem Solved by a Pittsburg Man Who Has Constructed a New Wheel. From the Pittsburg Times. Pittsburg has produced the first practicable chainless bicycle. For years Inventors have been trying to solve the problem of the troublesome chain, with its lost motion. The United States Cycle Improvement Company, J.

Palmer O'Xeil. president, is the introducing agent of the wheel, of which Charles S. Mclntire, of Allegheny, is the inventor. The company has on exhibition the various wheels that have been constructed in an attempt to get a chainless wheel. -Tho original is a clumsy aifair weighing over 40 pounds.

The present machine will weigh no more than other bikes. The mechanism consists of two steel driving rods connected with the rear axle, running along either side of the rear wheel. The front ends of the driving rods are cou-nected with the driving apparatus, which is encased In a small box. Inside is an endless roller belt which acts on a ball bearing principle, passing over two wheels which correspond somewhat In size to the sprocket wheels of a chain bike. This box is filled with lubricant, the moving parts thus being constantly oiled.

No dust can reach any part of the driving apparatus. The driving rods give direct motion, no loose chains giving trouble. The propulsion is not on oue side, but Is equal on both. No motion can bo lost. The device is entirely simple.

There is really nothing to get out of order. The chainless wheel can be stopped almost instantly by back pedaling." Perfect control of the'wheel rests in the feet of the rider. As a hill climber it is a sure winner. There are others who believe in the wheel's practicability besides its promoters. General Nelson A.

Miles regards it very favorably for military, usage. It stood a government test of four hours and the company is now making a model for government use. The wheel has been run up some of the rockiest hills in Pittsburg with heavy riders, and stood the test. In the application of the chainless plan to a tandem, the direct motion Is even a greater success. The wheels will be put into the market next March.

BRAKE HANDLE BAROMETER Any Motorman Has a Reliable Weather Guide Ready to His Hand. From the' Albany Argus. "This rain Is about over," said a motor-man ou one of the open cars yesterday afternoon. "Are you a weather prophet?" was asked. "I think I am.

as far as dry or wet weather Is concerned," he replied. "I can tell whether we'll have rain within twenty-four hours or not. "How am I able to do It? Well, It's like this: When It's going to rain the brake-handle becomes sticky almost a day before. The motorman will first notice it fully twenty hours before the storm arrives. You can just barely notice it then, but the stickiness will Increase until It will be almost Impossible to get a decent grip without tearing the flesh on your hands.

Now, ou Friday night I began to feel that sticky business, and I told a fellow who was on the seat behind me that it was going to rain. The sky was clear, and after he glanced around he said that I was away off. I said, 'I don't say It's going to rain, right nway, but it will before this time and it did. Oh, there's no going back on the brake as a barometer." At this point In the motorman's remarks a passenger boarded tliecar. The front seat was about half filled, but that did not matter.

He wanted to talk with the motorman. "Is the rain all over?" was his query. "Pretty near," answered the electricity pusher. "Well, I'm gTnd of that. Do yon know." continued the latest arrival.

"I place more confidence in a motorman's prediction than I do in those made by the weather signal man?" The motorman blushed becomingly. But She Didn't Doubt Him. From the Chicago Post. "I wish yon wore a thousand'miles away," she said, pensively. He was naturally surprised, as she had been most affectionate all the evening.

"Dearest!" he exclaimed, "what do you mean? How can you say you' wish me so far away?" "Oh, well, maybe that was an she admitted. "Call it a hundred." "But why even a hundred," he persisted. "Well," she explained, "of course I wouldn't have you think that I doubt yon for anything In the wide world, but If you wexe a hundred miles away you'd write to me. wouldn't you?" "Of course. "And If you wrote to me you'd write, all of the loving messages that you now whisper to me?" "Ye-os." "Well, of course I don't doubt yon," continued the modern np-to-date girl, "but I'd feel a lot easier in my mind if I could get yon far enough away so that I could cet some of this in writing once.

There's nothing like documentary evidence." AYhr He Was Indignant. From Fllegende Blatter. A general, an old bachelor, who usually dined In restaurants, had a habit of wiping bis knife and fork on his napkin before eating. One day he was Invited to a dinner party, and the hostess, noticing this performance, told the waiter to bring him a fresh knife and fork. Again he wiped them, and again a fresh set was brought, whereupon the general turned and snarled at the waiter: "Idiot! do yon expect me to clean knives and forks for all the guests?" House ONCE A CONSPICUOUS FIGURE Made Many Telling Speeches In His Day.

A Frequent Visitor to the "Field of Honor" Was a Convivial Spirit Among the "Colonels," Majalis and Jedges of the Past. When the death of the venerable Ex-Senator George W. Jones, of Iowa, was an-nouueed recently the misstatement went with it that Ex-Senator Bradbury, of Maine, was the only living member of the Senatorial group that was in office previous to the outbreak of the rebellion. This was a furious mistake, in view of the fact that Ex-Senator Harian, of Iowa, Is very much alive, that he was not only prominent as a Senator and, a member of the first Cabinet of Lincoln, but also that he was an eager candidate for the nomination for Governor of Iowa last year, and that only a short time before the death of Jones he had made a stirring speech to the old soldiers on Memorial Day. Less curious, perhaps, yet still remarkable, was the fact that almost no commentator upon the death of Jones and the ante-war Senatorial group remembered that the last of the Southern Senators to leave the Senate on account of the secession of States is still in the land of the living.

Thomas Lanier Clingman, of North Carolina, almost as prolific a coiner of speeches as Senator Stewart or Senator Call, remained In the Senate until the close of the extra session of the Senate which followed the Inauguration of Lincoln. The body adjourned on March 28. 1SC1, and this one lone Senator from a seceding State said good-bye to his associates and passed away only to meet his Northern friends on the field of battle. Bradbury had ended his career in the Senate several years before Clingman entered the body, and Jones also ante-dated Clingman, the one having been born In 1805, and the other in lsOG. while Clingman first saw the light of day in 1S12.

Jones was a man of striking appearance, and has attracted much attention during the last few years by his venerable presence. He was a voluble conversationalist and a veritable cyclopedia of the persons and incidents Ihe '30s, '40s and '50s. After nil he was remembered chiefly on account of the fact thatxiie was the second of Cllley in the celebrated Cilley-Graves duel, fought to a finish with rifles amitl the hills of Maryland, and when Jones' principal was practically murdered. Clingman was not only a second In duels, but he was more than once a principal. His most famous meeting was with one of his Southern colleagues, William L.

Yancey, of Alabama, on account of words used by the latter during the famous debate upon the question of Texas' annexation. Clingman had twitted Southern Senators harshly for their indifference in regard to a resolution bearing upon the reception of petitions from Abolitionists, he supporting the right of petition. Yancey replied to his reflections with one of the bitterest and most personal of the tirades which made the Congresses of that day remarkable. He declared that Clingman was everywhere viewed as the betrayer of his country. He was looked upon as a renegade recreant to the principles and interests of the South.

He had gone over to the ranks of the enemy, and then turned and flaunted the colors of that enemy in the faces of bis own friends. Of course, such language could have but one result. Indeed, it was plainly intended to provoke a hostile meeting. Clingman promptly sent a challenge, which was promptly accepted. The place chosen was not the famous ground at Bladenshurg.

but farther to the south, and but a short distance from the scene of the Cilley-Graves tragedy. Previous to the meeting, however, mutual friends made every attempt te arrange the difficulty, and when the irate gentlemen faced each other they shot to miss; friends then brought them together. Yancey made the amende honorable and the affair ended without bloodshed. During his three terms in the House Clingman plunged into debate upon every question, sometimes with more zeal than discretion, and frequently made himself the subject of sarcasm at the hands of members who felt able to cope with him. Many times he narrowly escaped compulsory visits to the field of honor, hough he rarely sought to provoke a resort to pistols.

He was really a most gentle and lovable man and preferred the pursuits of peace to the wrangles of the legislative hall. After his course in the University, where he showed a great aptitude for the acquirement of learning, he studied surveying and tramped the mountains of the old North State with the compass and sextant. He established the heighl of many of the most prominent peaks, and one in the Black Mountain Is called Cling-man's Teak, and one in Smoky Mountain will always be known as Clingman's Dome. He was also geologist, lapidary and botanist, and gave to the world valuable infor- mation of the existence in his State of gold, diamonds, rubies, platinum and mica. When the first wave of Darwinism swept over the world Clingman took up the cudgels for the Hebraic view of the creation of man, one of the best of his many preserved papers Is his exposition of the "Follies of Positive Philosophers." He lectured upon almost all subjects, and was as much at home in the domain of astronomy, as of gastronomy, a topic upon which he was fond of writing and talking.

His career in the Senate was brief and stormy. He took his seat by appointment In 1858, and was subsequently elected for a full term, which began only a short time before ho passed from the body Into the Confederate army. When Congress was called In extra session in July, 1861, to consider the question of preserving the Union, Clingman failed to put in an appearance. No notice of his resignation had been received. After a few days his name, with the names of sev-eralotherswhohadleft the Senate long before the day when Clingman was last seen there, were embodied In a resolution of expulsion.

James A. Bayard, father of the present Ambassador, with a number of others attempted to amend Ihe resolution that it should provide merely that the names of the members be stricken from the list of Senators, and the vote for the expulsion of the recalcitrants showed ten negatives, the most prominent among them being Bayard, John C. Breckinridge, Jesse D. Bright and Andrew Johnson. Among those voting for the resolution were Zaoh Chandler, Seward, Sumner.

Hale, Wade. Cameron, Harlan, Trumbull, Wilson. Fessenden, Anthony and Douglas. Among those from the South who had left the Senate previous to Clingman's disappearance were Jefferson Davis, James M. Mason, Judah P.

Benjamin. Robert Toomhs, Sllilell and others hardly Jess notable. It Is by nil odds the most historical Senate in its membership that hns ever assembled, for there is hardly one whose name is not written Indelibly in history. Of all the- notable Southerners Clingman Is the only one remaining above the sod, and Harlan is the only oue of the Northern side. Of the long list of great ones who were then In the House, such as Charles Francis Adams, Thaddeus Stevens, Conkling, King-ham, Burlingame, Cox.

Henry Winter Davis, Sherman. Lovejoy, Vance, Lamar, Sickles, Grow, Dawes, and so on, the only living ones are Sherman, Sickles, Grow and Dawes, and of the combined membership of the House and Senate of that period Sennan and Grow are the only ones who are in the roster of the current Congress. Clingman is alive, and that Is all. His name will soon be added to the list of the dead and then the Southern whig of that extraordinary Senate may be assembled complete in another world. Months ago Clingman disappeared from Washington and even here there are few who.

If they were asked In regard to him, would not say that he is dead. The plain truth Is that the old gentleman had exhausted his means. Not only that, but his mind has been gradually weals- We Pleat and Tie Ribbons Free of Charge O- -O Autumn HatS- Our stock of Trimmed Millinery fashion touches from abroad and and exclusive at the wonderfully this house is famous. Beginning at Lace Curtains We're selling more curtails than we dreamed of a month ago. Bright new patterns at bright new prices very small indeed.

Imported Brussels Lace Curtains, $3.98 to $50.00 the pair. Heavy Irish Point Curtains, $3.50 to $15.00 Jhe pair. New Nottingham Curtains, 59c, 75c, $1.00 the pair. A Pole and Fixture) jicen free with every Curtain sold on Monday. Feather Boas A rich assortment attractively priced everything in feather neck-fluffiness.

At 12c, Coque Collarettes, worth 50c. At 39c. Coque Collarettes, worth 75c $1.50 to $6.50, Frill Ostrich Collarettes. S5.50 to $20, Lorrg Ostrich Boas. 62c.

to $4.50, Long Coque Boas. after a trip to the Great Lakes and the Adl-rondacks with her parents. Mrs. Cassels and Miss Cassels, after summering at Nnrragansett, arc stopping In Philadelphia before coming on to Washington. The marriage of Mr.

William C. Whitney on Tuesday to Mrs. Edith May Randolph was a decided surprise to social circles in Washington, where both nre well known. Mrs. Whitney is a daughter of the late John Frederick May.

a distinguished physician and surgeon of this city. Her brothers, William and Frederick May, were both born here, and her cousin, Henry May, who Is a resident here, has a beautiful home on street next door to that of Senator Sherman, of Ohio. Mrs. Henry May is one of the leaders in the smart set and Is a great favorite among the diplomatic circles. The Mays have been prominent in Maryland for generations, the men for military achievements and chivalry.

-the women for refinement, beauty and virtue. Mrs. Whitney. therefore, has hosts of friends in Washington, where she Is regarded as oue of the most beautiful and accomplished women In Eastern society. KAFFIR DENTISTRY The Professional Tooth Wrenchsr Doesn't Pre- tend to Any Painless Extraction.

From the Loodoo Spectator. The method of extracting teeth among the Kaffirs is barbarous in the extreme, and reminds one of the tortures of the dark ages. The patient is placed on the ground, and four men are employed to hold him down, two taking his arms and two his legs. Then the operator kneels down beside hiin. and taking a piece of sharpened ivory, steel or wood, he calmly proceeds to hack away at the gum until the offending tooth Is loose.

He then extracts it with finger and' thumb, the patient having suffered naturally unspeakable agonies. The time occupied in the operation Is often of long duration, sometimes extending over as much as thirty minutes, hut. of course, this varies according to the strength of the tooth. Persons In this country who make a practice of taking an anesthetic when having a tooth extracted would probably find the operation as perfonned by the Kaffir dentist a little troublesome, to say the least. of it.

Of course, the Kaffirs dwelling In or near the towns go to the ordinary dentist, but those living far away from civilization have no alternative but to resort to Ihe methods described above. HE IS NO SERVANT Tbo California Stags trlver Thinks Himself Far Above an Eastern Coachman. From the San Francisco Post. Eastern tourists who cannot differentiate between a California stage driver and an Eastern coachman, meet with many a rude shock in tho wild and woolly West, and they soon learn that the Callfornian Is a knight of the reins several grades higher In the social scale than the menial of the East. There is an old driver at Monterey who la determined that his patrons shall make no mistake concerning his exact status.and In a quiet way he checks all attempts to make a servant of him.

A short time go he was driving a party of tourists about when one querulous old lady who had annoyed him not a little by her air of superiority asked: "My man, do you know the name of that wild flower?" "Yep," he replied, and flicked one of his leaders with his whip. She paused a moment for him to give the name, but he merely clucked to wheelers. "Driver, do you Inow the name of that flower?" she repeated. In an Imperious tone. "Yep; get up there.

Bally!" Again she waited and again demanded: "Mnn, don't you know the name of that flower?" "Yep; g'long (there, Pete!" "Then, why don't you tell me?" "Oh, you want to kuow.too, do you? That's a wild rose." JOHN A. LOGAN, 3D There not I 3 would walk into the gallery and remain for a long time In front of the painting, while the passing crowd would stand agape in won- der, recognizing that the original of the por- trait stood there, and wondering whv this rontllltv run tn sped should have been so honored with a place in one of the great art galleries of the land. For years it hung in the gallery of portraits, among canvasses of Presidents, Senators, Judges and great generals of the war on both sides. At one time in the shifting of the pictures that of Clingman was placed much above the "line" in one of the corner rooms. The writer happened to be passing the spot when the ex-Senator entered.

He had missed the portrait from Its accustomed place and had sought until he found it. "Why do you suppose they it here In this dark room'" he inquired In plaintive tones. "Oh, It's probably just a temporary change," was the answer. "I do hope It is." he murmured, his lips trembling and the tears springing to his eyes. "I want that portrait to remain always among the portraits of my friends." Reference to Mr.

Corcoran brings to mind what is probably the only genuine affaire du coeur of Clingman's life. It is a romantic story, known only to a few of the old man's friends, and may be referred to now without offense to anyone When the ex-Senator entered the House he was a suitor for the hand of Corcoran's only daughter and the heiress to the great estate of the philanthropist, which estate, however, was a very small one in those days compared to the millions comprised in It at this time. Young Clingman was a gallant and persistent suitor, and as- the father stood aloof there was a good prospect that Miss Corcoran would honor the brilliant North Carolinian with her heart and hand. Another figure Intruded In the way, however. Senator Slldell, afterwards a famous prisoner of war, had for his private secretary a young man named Eustis, of Louisiana, a brother of the present Ambassador to France.

The private secretary was not In the least disheartened by the rivalry of the popular Representative. He belonged to one of the first families of his State, and admitted no superiority. The strugglo between the two Southerners was long and generous, and when the lady Anally decided In favor of the Louisianlan the North Carolinian was generous and hearty In his congratulations. That Clingman's disappointment was keen and lasting was not to be discovered by any outward display, but that the wound was too deep to be healed was proven by the fact that he remained and will die a bachelor. It is said that this affair had much to do with the recklessness exhibited by Clingman In the war, and which led to his rapid promotion to the rank of general.

"Let ns make this a Thermopylae," said Clingman to Joe Johnson, when they were surrounded by Sherman's army. "I am not in the Thermopylae business," retorted Johnson, and surrendered forthwith. A Tindicttvo Virtuoso. From the Washington Star. The performer in the brass band had Just finished helping a mob of college boys Interrupt a campaign speaker.

As one of the players put his instrument in its ease a beatific smile spread across his countenance. "I don't see what you are grinning about," renmruen me iromoone piayer. "lou ought to be ashamed and humiliated as I am, at being compelled to earn money by taking part In such a performance." "Maybe I ought. But I've got a natural hatred for any man who talks loud, and I can't help feeling that I've done a little toward getting even with the people who lu-terrupted our last concert." MRS. JOHN A.

overhead one sees birds of the long legs, peculiar to Japanese art. The carpet is of the richest wine-colored velvet, and the por- MASTER GSORGE EDWIN TUCKER tlercs hanging from the door leading Into the hall are of cream satin. Imported from Japan. The satin Is all over the cloud like effect, exquisitely embroidered in roses of delicate tints. These beautiful curtains arc lined with very rich pale green velvet.

The casing of the door is in Japanese style aud Is a bamboo moulding, finished like tortoise shell. Immense oxidized nails and corner plates are used for ornamentation. Indian teak and wood tables, rare Japanese vases of great size and beauty, low divans covered with precioutcarvings and beautiful embroideries are seen everywhere about the rooms. The mantel is facmg the door and holds a mirror of great encased like the doorway. Below the mirror will be placed, in a carved Jardiniere, the length of the mantel, the choicest of hot house plants.

Each side of the mirror there hangs from the ceiling to the floor a cream satin, rose embroidered drapery, lined with peacock blue velvet. A dozen brackets, each holding three gas jets through porcelain candles, hang on the side walls, in place of the old-time crystal chandeliers. The screens, bamboo chairs and curtains at the windows are all covered with the hand-woven cream satin or green velvet. Looking down on the gorgeous coloring, the fascinating cabinets of lacquer work, tables' of mosaic, and a thousand and one other Japanese things of beauty, are the pictures of the Emperor and Empress of Japan and their sou. These hang ever a raised dais, cushioned a la the Oriental effects.

There are few apartments In town that transport one so completely to another country, and society Is sure to enjoy an artistic delight In the new furnishings of Minister Hoshi Toru's drawing room. To-morrow a farewell reception will bf given to Cardinal Satolli. The Cardinal will celebrate Pontifical High Mass in St. Aloy-sius' Church, one of the quaint old landmarks of Washington. This will be the last occasion prior to his departure that Cardinal Ratolli will officiate.

Archbishop Mar. tinelli is expected to arrive to-day, aud if he does, will be present. At the Mass Father S. will preach. He is the provincial of the order In this country and is located nt tne house in New York.

In the evening a recepllon will be given in the new hall of Gonzaga College. Rev. Father Fnm-blanco, the. private secretary of the Cardinal, will be present. A new meeting, the first of Its kind, will occur here soon.

It will be the first national congress of mothers, and will consider all subjects which relate to the home, especially those bearing on the moral, physical and mental training of the young. Woman's bodies all over the Union will he invited to send delegates. The leaders In the new movement are Mrs. Adlal E. Stevenson, Mrs.

John G. Carlisle, Miss Herbert, Mrs. Will-lam L. Wilson, Mrs. Judson Harmon, Miss Morton, Mrs.

Ella Herbert Mlcou, Mrs. Phoehe Mrs. H. W. Fuller, Mrs.

A. A. Blruey and Mrs. T. W.

Blrney. Miss Ramsey, daughter of Admiral and Mrs. Ramsey, is visiting in Philadelphia, MISsVlARIE LOUISE LOGAN A QUEER SORT OF EDITOR As Unique in His Way as is the Imagined Editor in China. From the Washington Star. The reporter for the Star had been around to let LI Hung Chang ask him four or five thousand questions before breakfast, and he was then telling the hotel clerk about it in the hearing of a man who looked as much like a Chicago art salesman as anything else.

Incidentally the reporter mentioned that in China there were people who gathered Information around the towns and sold It to the curious, and he Intimated that Li Hung Chang was on the make and would probably dispose of his large and valuable collection of facts to good advantage when he got home. This was taken as a joke, but the Chicago man looked serious. "Well," said he, "I don't know about this Chinese business, but about two years ago I was in a town down' South where the press isn't supported with that degree of liberality we expect it to be in this day and generation, and ns I stood in the door of the store where I had sold a bill of goods a mnn came by and began to talk to me-Ll Hung Changing me, so to speak, for he asked me more questions in a minute than I had had asked me all the time I had been in town. He wasn't a very reputable-looking party, either, for his nose was red and his hat had the droops at four corners, but he was a bright sort of a fel low and his eyes sparkled, even if they were lenrv and llouor-soaked. "As I was answering his questions and trying to get away froni him the proprietor of the store came out and introduced me to the queer genius as the local editor.

Then I began to ask a few questions myself, hut before I had time to get in very many the town marshal appeared down the street with a prisoner, and the editor dropped me and went after the latest excitement. 'I didn't know yon had a newspaper said I to the merchant. 'We said he, 'but we've got an 'How can he edit a paper when there isn't said I. 'He's a said be. 'He doesn't look said I.

'Well, I'll tell you what that chap said he, 'and what he has been doing for a year or more. You know we have a population of seven or eight hundred here, and we don't get a daily paper until it Is eighteen hours old, and then we don't get that regnlarly, and nobody in town takes It, except on Sunday. Well, what does this chap do but beg a corner In the room where the post office Is. and there he put an old armchair somebody gave him 'and called It the editorial rooms of the rerpetual Gazette. People laughed at him and thought he was drunk, as usual, but he went around everywhere In town gathering the news exactly as If lie were going to print It.

and he knew how, for he had been a bright newspaper man once. 'Then he would collect a group of people and offer to tell all he knew for five cents from each listener, or. as he did sometimes, he would get un on a barrel outside the office and. after telling what had to tell, he would pass the fiat and collect sometimes ns much as fifty or seventy-five cents. He always got a lot of news out of the dally paper end supplied It fresh every morning of the day after.

I have often had him come In here at night, and for a quarter got an hour or more entertainment out of him, besides getting the news. 'He reads the stories In the papers, too. and'lf anybody wants to hear stories he can give all the current ones at so much per LET UP OK GAS The Local Editor Knew When to Stop the Funny Han's Jokes. From the Detroit Free Press. The local editor of a dally paper in an In-te(lor town had been having great fun with the gas company, by poking the usual gags and Jokes of the funny man at It and its methods with consumers.

At the same time in the town was an economical council that refused to take gas for the streets on moonlight nights, thus cutting down the company's receipts. One day, after a particularly amusing roasting, the editor came Into the local room and tapped the humorist on the shoulder. "Your jokes are very good," he said kindly, "but von must let up on the gas company." "What's that for?" asked the funny man. "The gas company is about all that you have left me to monkey with." "That's all right." replied the editor. "It's enough to know that you must let up, without asking why." The humorist was disappointed, for he had some more good things In his mind to fire at the common enemy.

At last his face brightened. "I presume." he said humbly, "yon won't object to my having a fling at the moon?" "At the moon?" queried tho editor, mystified. "Yes, the moon. Don't yon see?" "Oh. ves.

the moon, the moon; haw, haw," laughed the editor. "Bang away nt that all you please; It's In competition with the gas company, and doesn't advertise, either." Tiro Theories. From the New York Weekly. Fond Mother (Id passenger car with her children) "It Just scared me when I read-Johnny! Stop pulling flowers off the lady's bonnet when I read In the papers Richard! Yon Just keep yonr head in the paper the other day that George! If you put your sticky hands on that lady's dress again I'll thrash you the other day that a woman went crazy Richard! Don't you dare slap that little girl when I rend that a woman went crazy Just from the discomforts of the Johnny! Stop punching that gentleman of the Journey In a railroad train. 1 wonder If sho had children with her?" Lady (quietly) "Perhaps some other woman had.

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