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Experience Begets Caution

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the OHver-Caineron scandal Washington congressmen are very careful how they reccive the calis of ladies. Secretary Chamllcr will never allow a woumii to wliispcr to him, and wouien app_licants fior office always waut to whispur. He will say : " Speak out, speak out, madam, so my secretary can hear. We have uo secrets hero." I was at Senator Chandler's house the other day, and the servant brougUt a card to him. " What doe8 thislady wnnt ?" he asked of the servant. " See what slis wants " The servant returned witb tho common massage. " She wants to see you pcrsonally sir. Sho says it is vory important !" " Does sshe want an appointmont '" The servant went to inquiro, and soon rettirned with an affirmutive answor, additig tliat tho lady said she had just lost her position. " Teil lier to meet mo in the senate re cepfion room to-morrow at 1 o'clock," eaid the senator, " and say that sheneed not cali here tignin, as I do not receive lady visitors ; " and turning to mo he added : " I won't talk to a womau ex cejjt in tho prosonce of a hult' dozen competent witnesses. It's gettiug to bc a dangerous business." Senator Jones is cqually careful, ashe has frequently been made the ttirget of blackmailers. He says to his servnt when a woman apjtlicant for office calis to solicit his influence : " Teil her to vvait till hnlf a dozen more come, and 111 see them all together." -


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