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Evening Star
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Description: The Evening Star Page 4

Date: October 27 1893

Newspaper published in: Washington, D. C.

Evening Star October 27, 1893 The Evening Star Page 4

Friday ....... October 27, 1893.
Crosby S. NOYES ........Editor.
The Evening Star has a regular and permanent circulation in Washington more than three times larger than that of any other paper. As a News and Advertising Medium it has no competitor.
Letters to THE STAR should be so addressed, or to the Editorial or Business Department, according to their character or purpose, not to any individual connected with the office.
[Selected editorials]

Rapid transit by means of the overhead trolley is still young in the city of Baltimore, but it has been the cause of much righteous complaint. That a trolley car can make good time is undisputed, but that it should be permitted to race through crowded streets is something for which no good citizen will contend. In all the large cities and in many of the smaller towns great effort is being made to bring about the speedy abolition of steam railroad grade crossings and it would be indeed strange if the danger against which an almost universal cry has gone up should be multiplied by permitting mechanically-propelled cars to dash over heavily populated thoroughfares at extreme rates of speed. In Brooklyn, which is the ideal trolley city, the so-called rapid transit mortality is truly awful, and even Baltimores record is a disgrace to civilization. The Baltimore American eulogizes rapid transit as :glorious, but it allows that on the down grades some of the electric cars are now run at far too high a rate of speed. Having admitted the camels nose and then his neck our neighbor cannot reasonably complain at the incoming of the remainder of the brute. Corporations that bribe legislators to secure the privileges of profitable street obstruction against the great volume of public sentiment are not likely to be over considerate when they are once in control.
The narrow escape of Superintendent POWELL from injury by a runaway horse, as noted in Tuesdays Star, emphasises afresh the necessity for some regulation to protect the community from risks of danger to life and limb from that and like causes. Not only should the feeding on the streets of unsecured teams be prohibited, but the practice of allowing horses to stand at the curb stone unhitched, or tethered to a weight, should no longer be allowed. The first named habit is always a source of danger, however safe and steady the animal may be deemed to be, and the other is hardly less objectionable, for the reason that horses and vehicles so disposed are serious obstructions to travel, in that they prevent other vehicles from approaching the sidewalk in that vicinity. These bucolic usages may be well enough for country villages, but after a city has reached or neared the quarter-of-a-million mark they should be discontinued.
If Mr. MAYNARD of New York could succeed in being loved for the enemies he has made he would enjoy one of the most luxuriant crops of popularity on record.
Emma GOLDMAN has attained a repose which few women find. She is now in a place where she doesnt care whether her hat is on straight or not.
The unqualified Scriptural statement that the meek shall inherit the earth receives frequent corroboration, much to the delight of those who, having but a modicum of this worlds goods, look forward to ultimate possession of valuable real estate and other privileges. In the meantime the lowly and humble citizen must content himself with occasional assertion of his title to superiority, and this he does every little while. He was down in the town of Webb, which is a part of Private John ALLENs state of Mississippi, when a man named WADE - William WADE or Bill WADE - rode through the streets of that burgh and with the active assistance of a Winchester rifle, two loud and boisterous revolvers, and a gigantic bowie-knife, scared the population save only one man, into the cellars. The exception was described in the press dispatches as a quiet citizen, who was sitting at his store door when WADEs batteries opened fire. He waited in his undemonstrative way until the desperado commenced to throw lead in his direction, and then, without vocal preliminary, tested the efficiency of a revolver that happened to be within reach. After awhile the populace returned, fanned away the smoke that at once darkened the atmosphere and temporarily eclipsed the ordinarily-prevalent odor of whiskey, and then saw that Mr. WADE - who for many years had been bad enough to qualify for a Congressional nomination - was as dead as Abel. More searching examination by a surgical authority revealed six round holes in the organ that had been used by Mr. WADE as a heart. And the meek man, whose name is Evans, may vote even the republican ticket at the next election, and no man will dare say him nay.


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