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i; Gossip of WashiMton t
o - What Is Goliifl On at (ho 1
National Capital. Il
Federal Sleuths Kept on the Jump
WASHINGTON. That brnnch of tlio
public norvlco which Ita destruct
ors called "tlio government spy Bya
torn," or "Iho lllack Cabinet' lias boon
brought Into conspicuous promlnunci
by tho tiff between congress mid the
president, growing out or tho criticism
In tho president's inewsngo or tho nc
tlon of coiiRross In circumscribing tho
activities of tho eccret service.
Tho systoni of government es
pionage over, tho prlvnto cltlzon has
grown In an unprecedented mnnnor
undor the administration or President
lloosovolt Whether It conduces to
tho general public wclfaro Is u raattor
for publicists to discuss, but ns to tho
fact that tho secret servlco has
reached greater extensions than ever
bororo thoro cnu bo ho doubt.
Thin extension hns been brought
nbout by tho executive brnnch or the
government, and Its Justification, In
largo degree, Is that u law has no
vnluo unless It Is enforced, and tho
only way to onrorco It Is to look after
Time to Call a Halt on the Practice
wf if JM op.
TUB origin of tho paragraph In tho
last sundry civil bill, restricting
tho activities or tho Bocrot Borvlco,
which provoked tho hot denunciation
of tho presldont, Is decidedly Interest
ing. While a subcommittee was fra
ming tho sundry civil bill It was
brought to the attention of tho mom
bora that a secret Borvlco man had
beon assigned to keep watch ovor the
conduct or a certain naval olllcor. Tho
application for tho dotnll was niado to
tho navy department by tho wiro or
tho officer, who was not entirely satis
fled as to tho faithfulness of her
spouse. The offlcor was not oven on
duty at tho time, but was away on
lenvo of nbaenco.
It occurred to mombors of tho ap
propriations commlttoo that this was
tho limit of governmontol espionage
nnd that tho thno had como to call n
halt Prosldont Roosovelt, or courso,
had a Bocrot sorvlco sleuth detailed
for such a purposo and when tho sub
oommlttco wrote and Inserted a pro
Gridiron Club Gives Annual Dinner
THE nnnunl fall dinner of tho Grid
iron club, held tho other night, was
mado noteworthy by tho presence of a
distinguished company or guests. An
extendod program devoted entirely to
run-making, mado tho night ono long
to bo romomborcd by tho organization.
Tho company was ono only posslblo
to bring together at tho capital or tho
nation. Tho president, vlcopresldent,
Iprt-Jldontlnl possibilities or tho future,
'senators and representatives , almost
without number, fin English lord, dip
.Iomats of Uiia and other countries,
nowspapflr men whoso names are
Jlinown far and wldo, captains of
flnnnco and Industry, and men of nf
fairs gonornlly were seated about tho
grldlron-shnpcd tablo. Coming bo soon
Shameful Treatment of Uncle Ike
UNCLE IKE STEPHENSON, cham
pion buttonholo story teller of tho
senate, has certainly been trentcd
shamefully since ho camo down hero
last winter to tako Mr. Spooler's placo
as ono of Wisconsin's legislators. Ho
lias tho distinction of being tho oldest
man In tho sonato and at tho same
tlmo of being ono of tho wealthiest,
vand ho Is used to having his own way,
Ho had no sooner got hero last De
cember than ho discovered ho had
been assigned a commlttco room over
in tho Mnltby building, on B street
northwest. This was too far from base
to suit Undo Iko, so ho made a good
sized kick, and finally got himself as
signed to a room on tho senate tor
race, away down in tho ground.
Dut a great Burpriso was in store for
Uncle Ike when ho returned this De
cember. Ho had no room at all. His
TllHHfiMil'IWHWHIHH HI fl
Originally tho secrot norvlco of tho
United Stales had two functions and
two only. Thoso wore tho detection
or counterfeiters nnd, tho hunting
down or Illicit distillers. A good many
years ngo, howover, long bororo Mr.
Uoosovolt entered public life, ono of
tho presidents detailed secret sorv
lea men to servo ut tho White House.
Thoro was not tho slightest authority
In law for such ti procedure, but con
gress had a good deal or considera
tion for tho executive and this vio
lation or law wont on year after year.
Finally congress, seeing thnt tho prac
tice had become permanent and not
wishing to engage In n dtsputo with
tho executive branch, conferred tho le
gnl authority necessary to onablo
presidents to make such n detail,
Gradually the presidents enlarged
tho practlco of detailing secrot serv
ice men and sent them hither mid
yonder on all Borts of errands. Then
other administration ofilcer3 cablnot
chiefs and oven bureau heads with
out tho remotest authority la law,
called upon tho secret sorvlco branch
for ngcnls to send out on confiden
tial missions. Chlor Wilkio or the
secret servlco was up n tree, llgura
tlvoly speaking. Ho did not haVe
men enough to go around. Congress
allowed him a blanket appropriation,
but It was not largo enough to hlro nil
or tho dctoctlves domnndcaV
vision limiting tho functions or the
secrot service, It was not striking nt
tho president, but nt a custom. At
least thnt Is tho solemn nssortlon or
nil tho members who had anything to
do with It. Representative Walter L.
Smith or Iowa, drafted tho provision
and It was put In with tho approval of
Chnlrmnn Tawney and all tho mem
bers of the appropriations committee.
Gradually congress Itseir has en
larged tho Inspection, or espionage,
system or tho government, but tor the
most part, It has done bo undor ex
ecutive pressure. Naturally, tho Tact
that tho congressmen helped to cro
ato so many "spies" would bo expect
ed to slop their criticism, but it is
rnshlonablo now to blnmo a good ninny
things on tho president. Tho army of
government detectives numbers all
told about 5,000. Nearly all or thoso
men nro engaged in traveling about
tho country and mingling with tho
80,000,000 people outsido or Washing
ton. Tho list includes secret servlco
men, postofllco Inspectors, special
agents or tho lnnd Borvlco, pure rood
Inspectors, meat Inspectors nnd oth
ers. Tho tnlk that In some Instances
secret servlco agents havo beon used
to work up damaging Information
about congressmen who nro objection
nblo to tho administration Heoni3 to
bo without tho slightest foundation.
after tho recent national campaign, tho
dinner presented nn exceptional op
portunity for tho merry-makers.
Ono of tho funniest skltB wns a roll
call after tho recent nntlonnl political
battle. Tho mournful tap of a drum
wns heard In tho anteroom nnd there
enmo marching In a tattered nnd dilap
idated troop. Tho uniforms showed
tho members had been on tho filing
lino. Tho president or tho club an
nounced In solemn volco that tho
slaughter had beon terrific. The
mcmborB of tho troop answered
to tho roll call. Sorgt. Jim Wat
son wns reported ns "killed while
riding to tho front on tho water
wagon." Private Charllo Landls "fell
nt Watson's side," Prlvnto Charles G,
Dawes "passed In lrfa checks," and
Prlvnto Frnuk Lowdon was "shot In
tho pocket." Corporal Norman E.
Mnck was reportod ns "burying tho
dead," Corporal William J. Dryan wns
"among tho missing," Corporal Loeb
wns "In tho liaudB or his friends," Pri
vate Taft was reported present and
Color Sergt. Hitchcock was announced
ns "here, with tho colors."
ofllco furniture was nil standing out In
w.u curnuur. nils was too much. Off
ho went to see about It. What he
found out was that thero had to bo a
placo to put a now power plant, and
his room was tho only ono available
Whoro was ho to go now? Oh, ho'd
havo to go ovor In tho houso ofllco
building until tho seuntu ofllco build
ing was finished.
So now, Undo Iko, who has more
money thnn ho knows how to spend
and who could buy hlmsolf a thousand
commlttco rooms, is located away over
in tho extromo southeastern comor
or tho houso olllco building Anncostln
they call It In tho house and It looks
ns ir ho will have to stay thoro for a
fow months anyhow.
As a conBequenco, ho Is an exceed
ingly snd-looklng senator theso dnys.
It Is said that some ono heard him re
mark tho other day that ho would put
up a temporary ofllco building or his
own on tho cnpltol grounds If ho could
got tho permission. Vuln hope.
Two other senators havo beon sent
over to tho houso offlco building with
Undo Iko. They nro CummlnB o!
Iowa and Du Pont of Delaware But
thai doesn't console him any.
1 JL never rnoremmm
THE Easter bonnet Is n bagaiello in comparison with the headgear fashion
evolves for winter time. No airy arrangement or straw nnd flowers at
this season ckea out the prlco charged Tor tho milliner's Ingenuity; but sub
stantial velvets, turs and costly ostrich leathers sum up a total that makes
even the milliner's skill but an item. This year, for tho poor husband's fur
ther undoing, havo been added gorgeous gold and silver blooms that cost a
pretty penny, a perishable roso cloth of gold often outdistancing a durable
ostrich tip In price.
Such a craze Is there for these huge gold and stiver roses that, fast
aB tho mnkors can turn them out, tho shops cannot supply tho demand. Fresh
relays aro oked out to pacify tho clamoring or storo buyers, and everywhere
ono meets tho baflllng information: "We uro Just out of gold roses, madam,"
or, "Wo nro expecting more silver roses to-morrow morning."
Flower lint trimmings always mako their appearance at tho very height
of cold weather, Just as wings seem to suit Dame Fashion's rancy In tho last
Bidtry days of August. Tho very contrast of tho biting wintry winds with
tho fragllo blossoms, however, seems to lend splco to tho choice of flowers for
midwinter wear. In fact, tho frost seeniB to havo an amazing effect on theso
winter flowers, for they grow to mnmmoth proportions, somo or the hugo
chiffon roses measuring not an Inch less than a foot across.
Tho Illustration shows tho latest dressy Gago model, Just now 80 popular.
VOGUE IN SEASON'S COATS.
Aro Slightly Narrower Than Those of
Tho coat Is slightly narrower than
thoso of last winter across tho shoul
dors at back. Tho fronts'nro double
breasted, raBtenod with huge buttons
or brilliants set In a composition like
Tho rovers, which nro quite broad,
aro made or old blue satin, that very
good looking tono that comes in so
many rabrics. Theso aro slightly em
broldored with n heavy sliver thread
forming bees. Tho long Bleeves are
without fullness, each fastened tightly
at wrist with a button of brilliants,
and finished with a frill of old Inco.
Tho blouBO that rises abovo this
hlgh-walstcd skirt is built of gray filet
tullo In the coarso round mesh that Is
fashionable It Is draped over thin
silver gauze, nnd shows n round
gulmpo nnd stock of Mechlin lace. Its
slcovcs aro long and tight, mado of
tulle wrapped around tho arm.
Hero nnd thero nr e ombroldorcd sil
ver bnnds, and there Is ono largo one
where tho bodlco tucks undor the
skirt of center front.
LATEST .IN COLLARS.
The now Paris "Bull Dog" collar,
showing tho bow to bo worn at tho
ack or the side
Quickly Adjusted Shields.
A girl who has theories on tho evils
of pinned shields will not uso tho tiny
safety onos sold for that purposo. Sho
compromises by not sowing In her
shields after each washing, but hooks
A small, uon-rustablo hook Is sowed
on tho corners or each shield, and an
eyo to correspond on tho propor placo
on tho armholo. Tho preliminary
sewing takes only a fow minutes, and
Is much castor than fastening a shield
with needlo and thread each lima it Is
jfW m 0
REVIVAL OF GOLD 8LIPPER8.
Fascinating Footgear Just Now Im
In with nil tho other brilliant fas
cinating footgear tho gold Bllppcr Is
rovlved. This Is mado or gold satin,
cloth or gold, but especially or gilt.
This Is tho namo that it has always
gono by and thero nro bottles or tho
liquid sold to touch up tho slippor
whenever It becomes raded.
According to tho now fashion It Is
not necessary to wear stockings to
match those slippors. Instead, they
match tho costume Thoso gold Blip
pors do not look well with anything
except a black gown, a white ono, and
thoso In pastel shades. With all of
them tho stockings aro of tho same
color as the skirts.
As bronze Bllppers aro back In rash
Ion, tho old-rnBhloned bronzo liquid Is
sold to keep them In luster. These nro
vory pretty and they are worn with
stockings to match. Ono should bo
cnrorul that these stockings do match,
for whon they nro or anothor shade or
brown thoy aro quite ugly. Shops now
havo a gonulno bronzo silk stocking,
which thoy sell for tho slippor.
MakeB Fine Sofa Pillows.
If ono has an old-fashioned coverlot
In rich bluo and whlto, such as our
grandmothers used on their beds, thoy
can bo mado ovor Into charming silk
Whllo fow women would bo willing
to cut up a good spread for UiIb pur
poso, It Is a hnppy Bblutlon for tho
coverlot that Is worn in places.
Not only, do thoy make attractive
pillow slips, but If they aro mado to
button on they can bo launderod ro
poatcdly and will woar for years.
Thoro aro now to bo found many
cheap modern spreads In Imttntlon of
tho old-timo quilts. Theso one need
havo no hesitation about cutting Into
all sized pillows.
The Pony Skin Coat.
It looks as though tho pony coat of
last wlntor would bo In first stylo
this yonr. It la In black and brown,
cut long, with a waistcoat of gaudy
satin or left quite plain nnd mannish,
Tho short onos will not bo In first
.stylo, but they will bo worn by thoso
who put a good doal of money in
them last year.
The now ones aro cut on straight
and rathor narrow linos, with small
sleeves and gauntlet cuffs. Tho ro
vers are of satin or skin and tho
largo buttons aro of ornamontal
KING OF LUNCHEON DI8HE8.
Chicken Saute a Real Dellcaoy Pre
pared In Following Manner.
Komomber In preparing this dish
that it is only ono courso of your
luncheon menu, so when you havo
drawn and wiped your chicken dry,
cut it Into Bmall sections, discarding
tho back and neck for futuro uso in
making stock. Cut tho breast into nt
least thrco pieces, and do not uso tho
giblots at nil. Melt two tablespoons
of clear bacon drippings and lay the
chlckon in this, turning It often so
that it mellows In tho bncon grenso,
but does not fry brown. Cover, sot
on tho back of tho stovo, and let It
steam half nu hour. It should not bo
permitted to burn down. Holl each
pleco separately in flno brcndcrumbB
already seasoned with salt and pep
per. Pour off any liquid or broth that
may bo left in tho skillet to uso In
tho gravy, and add fresh bacon groaso
or a litllo butter or both. Brown tho
chicken in this grease, remove, drain
and arrango on a hot plattor. Trj tho
drippings left In tho pan add one ta
biespoonrul or flour, rub smooth nnd
then ndd whatever liquor you may
have poured from tho chlckon nnd hair
n cup or rich, sweet milk or thin
cream. When this comes to a boll
add ono cup or canned asparagus tips
which havo boon drained, n pinch or
ground mnco, a fow drops or lemon
Julco nnd the yolk or ono egg. Just
ns it comes to n boll, and beforo the
yolk or tho egg curdles, pour over
tho chicken nnd servo piping hot.
M A K ES A RICH DESSE RT.
Reclpo for Cream Nut Pie That Will
Serve Eight Persons.
Ono baked pastry shell, one pint
milk, three whole eggs and two whites,
ono tablcspoonful cornstarch, one cup
ful sugar, ono tcaspoonful nlmonil ex
tract, ono pint of whipping cream, and
ono cupful English walnuts, ground
Wny of Preparing. Bent the wholo
oggs and tho whites until thick, then
add tho sugar and cornstarch sifted to
gcther. Then ndd the milk. Placo
this mixture In a double broiler and
cook, stirring all tho tlmo. Whon
thick rcmovo from the fire nnd allow
It to cool. When cold ndd tho flavor
ing nnd nuts and fold In one half of
tho cream whipped until stiff. Then
placo this in tho shell. Flavor and
sweeten remaining half of tho cream
and whip very stiff. Placo this on
top of the cream nut mixtures, sprin
klo with chopped nuts and serve.
This is very rich and will serve
Boll until mealy white potatoes,
then mash nnd beat until freo from
lumps; season with salt nnd whlto pop
per nnd add a little butter. Make them
Into balls about the size of a large
egg; with n teaspoon mako a cavity in
each ball Into which drop thrco
creamod oysters, cover tho cavity and,
after making tho ball as round as pos
sible, roll It ilrst In a well-benten egg,
then Into cracker crumbs,- drop Into
boiling rat, which should bo deep
enough to cover tho balls without let
ting them touch tho bottom or the ket
tle. Fry to a dollcato brown, garnish
each ball with a sprig or holly and
servo hot with oyster sauce Tho samo
can bo stuffed with chlckon or turkey.
Keep Broiler Clean.
Almost every ono who broils steak
In a gas oven has experienced no
small amount of trouble In keeping the
broiler clean and shiny.. An easy way
out or this Is to plnco the steak on tho
broiler and Instead or leaving tho pan
underneath dry, place about two Inches
of cold water In tho pan. Tho fat
dropB Into tho water and Is purified,
and may then bo skimmed oft and
usc In this wny tho pan is never
allowed to dry and burn, and tho oven
is kept freo from grease.
Sour Cream Soup.
A flno winter soup, containing
enough nourishment to constltuto a
full meal Is mado by tho following
Dutch reclpo: Four medium sized po
tatoes, one-half pint of sour cream, one
ogg nnd ono lump of butter tho slzo
of nn egg. Pare and 'slice the pota
toes nnd boll In three pints of water.
Whon dotio add butter and Bait to
taste, and then tho egg and cream,
well beaten together. Do not boll
nfter cream Is added or It will curdle.
Pour ovor squares of stnlo bread and
Theso mako a good dish for lunch
con or dinner, whether sorved hot or
cold. Minco freshly boiled or canned
salmon flno and season well with salt,
popper, cayenne, and a grating of nut
meg. Rub In a small quantity of but
tor nnd bind with tho beaton yolk of
an egg. Lino tart tins with puff paste,
fill with tho salmon mlxturo, cover
each with a covor of paste, trim
around tho edges, moisten, nnd press
together. Bake in n hot oven.
This Is a London dish recently In
troduced bore. To proparo it parboil
an ogg plant in salted water, thon
cut in little strips tho size and shape
of the whitebait. Shake in a plato of
flour .until dustod all over, then put in
n frying basket and fry in deep fat to
a crisp, goldon brown. Drain, dust
with cayonne, and servo with lemon
and slices of-mUgrcd brown bread,
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For a nico thick Hosting, cream 1
cups powdered sugflr with small ta
blospoou of butter. Add Ave teaspoons
cocoa and about threo tablespoons cold
coffee or enough to make it spread
nicely on cake. Flavor with vanlla.
4t doesn't harden.
Staiay School Lenon for Jan. 3, 1909
Specially Arrencod for This Paper
LESSON TKXT.-Acts 1:1-14. Momory
verses, 8, 0.
GOLDEN TRXT.-"And It camo to
paw), whllo ho blessed them, ho was part
ed from thnn, und carried Into heavon."
T1MK. Tho sprint? of A. D. .30. Tho
Ascension, May IS. The ten days' wait
ing. Mny 1S-2S.
PLACE. Tho Ascension was from Oli
vet, neur Bothuny. Tlio mcotlnR placo
of tho dlsclploa wnn In tho uppor room In
PLACH IN HlSTOn-Y.-Tlm closo of tho
earthly life of Jesus Chrlot. Tho birth
of the Christian rcllRlon.
Comment and Suggestive Thought.
The llfo of Jesus on earth, Including
(1) What ho was; (2) What ho did;
(3) What ho taught; was an ossontlal
condition of ull his power during tho
centuries or Christianity.
It made him n real bolng to us,
whllo unseen on enrth.
It Illustrates his teachings for all
It was a perpetual ideal, by which
to test nil wo nro and do and teach.
It is in Itseir a supreme powor to
Illustrations. I know of no discor
dant note among cducntors In tho tes
timony that "The greatest thing a
teacher ovor brings to n child is not
tho BUbJect matter, but tho uplift
which comes from heart contact with
n great personality."
.President Chnrlcs P. Thwlng records
tho results of "a very interesting
study or CO representatlvo men to
questions Involving tho best thing col
lego does for n man." Tho entire drirt
or tho testimony was that tho most
these men got Trom collcgo was Inspi
ration from llfo contact with great
"No nobler feeling," says Carlylo,
"than admiration for ono higher than
himself dwells In tho breast of man
It Is to this hour, and at all hours, the
vivifying influcnco in man's life."
Tho promlso or tho Father was the
special, overflowing girt or tho Holy
Spirit, as wo learn from vorses 5
nnd 8, and the fulfillment or tho
promlso in tho next chapter. Tho Fa
ther had promised this girt through
Joel (2:2S, 29) as shown in Acts 2:
17, 18; through Isaiah (32:15; 44:3);
Haggal (2:5); Zecharlah (4:G; 12:10).
The promlso Is cnlled Tho Promlso,
for It really Includes all the promises
or tho comlug or tho kingdom or God.
Tho disciples were tho Instrumen
tality used by the Great Leader. God
works not only directly on tho hoarts
or men, but through his pcoplo on
other men. God In men Is tho powor
through which the kingdom of God has
so far como, nnd is to como in its
fullness. "The ngenclcs ho employs
must, by their very nature, bo tho
Dlvlno Spirit nnd tho human disciple."
Klrtloy. Tho achievements of the
npostles In tho story of tho Acta wore
tho account or whnt Jesus continued
to do after his ascension. Tho author
or "Tho Fifth Gospel" (i. o Saint
Paul's gospel as recorded In his epis
tles, many or thorn written before tho
first of ourfour gospels,) shows that
tho npostles not only preached tho facts
of Jesus' llfo, but tho Blgnlflcanco of
the life which Jesus contlnuod to
teach them through "their own ex
perience guided and Inspired by the
1. Thoy had their Ideal in tho prom.
Iso or tho Father.
2. Thoy wore imbued with power by
Iho Holy Spirit.
3. They woro changed, transformed,
by the Holy Spirit, Into now men
fitted to carry on tho work of Christ
4. They knew tho facts nbout Christ,
nnd they experienced his prcsonco and
Ills teachings, so thnt thoy could be
witnesses to tho wholo world.
It was at this time, doubtless, that
tho great change camo over his body
described In 1 Cor. 15:51-53. For such
a change is signified by his appear
ance as John saw him (Rov. 1:12-1C).
The Importance of tho Asconslon.
1. It Is tho ono fitting ending to tho
earthly llfo or Jesus. Coming from
tfio Father ho returns to tho Father.
2. Tho last view of Jesus Is not on
the crops, but going homo In glory.
3. It kept beforo tho disciples tho
fact that he Is their ovor living Saviour.
Wo do not worship nnd servo nnd
trust a dead Savious, but ono who is
4. Ho can rulo and guldo hia people
infinitely better thero thnn on nny
earthly plnco, where but fow could
como Into his near prosonco.
C. It places Jesus before nil men as
C. "It enables us to reallzo his di
vinity, without losing his humanity."
7. It glve3 us the truo idea or his
kingdom ns n spiritual kingdom of
8. Tho doctrine of tho ascension,
with Its hopo of futuro glory, with Its
trans'flgured son or man (not Bon of
Jew or Greek, but or man) on tho
throno, "adds now dignity to llfo," for
tho lowliest shnll bo changed Into tho
likeness or his glorified body.
Tho power or faith -In n supremo
lender. Tho church without him would
bo nn army wltlfout a general, tho evo
lution of nature without a God. Novor
has been such a lender as tho as
cended and enthroned Christ
Tho powor of an Ideal beforo nil
Christians, the Idoal for onch personal
llfo In Jesus himself: tho idoal to bo
gained by tho church na n wholo for
which each dlsciplo Is laboring mid to
which ho has consocratod himself und
till he' has and Is.
Tho assurance of stiocesn is a
mighty inspiration in the times o!
slrugglo with the powors of evil.
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