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FOUNDED BY HORACE GREELEY
THURSDAY. NOVEMBER .\ ISM.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
FOREIGN.? There wan great rejoicing felt In
London and in every financial centre of Europa
over the defeat of Bryan, s-Edward J.ihn
Poynter, R. A., was elected pi ?Rident of the
Royal Academy.-Shefik Pacha was ap?
pointed to replace Nazlm Par ha a? Turkish
Minister of Police.
DOMESTIC?The latest election returns In?
dicate that McKinley and Hobart will have at
least '-??'?4 electoral votes; the National Senate
1b probably Republican and for sound money ;
the Hous?- will probably stand: Republican, 222;
Democrats. 119; Popullata ami Bllveiitea com
hined. 1(>. ' The President issued his proc?
lamation fixing November 2H as Thnnksglving
Day. , ' Secretary Carlisle dismissed two
chiefs of bureaus in the Treasury Department
for offensive partisanship In behalf of Rryan.
CITY AND BUBURRAN.?TtM sound-money
Victory enlivened trading In stocks and the mar?
ket showed a general gain. ?, ?: Unofficial re?
turns still placed the plurality of McKinley in
thia city at about 20.H0O. rasa The business "men
of this city were unanimous In their expressions
of restored confidence in business prosperity as
the result of the election. ssssss A nine-year-old
boy was stabbed to death bj a fourteen year-o'.d
boy in a fight following a football game, r-r-j:
Several of th?? Sound Money Business Men's Al
goclations held meetings to celebrate McKinleys
victory. =r- Security m?.rke's very atrong and
higher.
THE WEATHER.-Indications for to-day:
Rain. Temperature yesterday. Highest, t',4 de?
grees; lowest. ."Vf>; average, 00%,
THE GREAT VICTORY.
Tin? strain of battle and tho thrill of trhinip
have passed. The general n-sults remain un
(?liaii2'''l. McKinley lias far more than enongl
votes to elect him even if all the pnssibly doubl
ful States wert' given to Ills QppoSktBt Wha
seems to be State pride gives to Bryan the hot
ter prosiveot in Nebraska, and it is Charged f ha
the methods which Jones has so long used ti
manufacture majorities in Arkansas ar?- helm
employed to seize Texas; hut !t makes no dlf
foronce. Altgeld has no more ohanee of rostir
rcotion than Bryan, and that is less than tin
chance of Julius Caesar. The popular pluralit;
f?>r McKinley will be over 1,100,000, and hi
electoral vote considerably more than ciiougl
to elect.
Sentiment has had Its day. the most thrlllini
day New-York has seen for more than thin*
years, if even the surreuder of Lee rousi-d do?-;??.]
feeling. Americans turn quickly to ihe praftk-g
result, and want to be sure how far the votes 04
Tue?|li)y will avail to bring better times and prl
vent recurring outbreaks of the Anarchist?. Ma
Jorltie?. of SKMHK) lu Pennsylvania, tS?fiOO it
New-York. 12Sg00t in Illinois, inr.,000 in Ohio
100.000 IB Massachusetts and 100,0(hi In Wiscol
alu, and about as much in Iowa, wllh soniethln?.
like 77.0(H) in New-Jersey and 81*000 in Mary
land-State^ which have never ben on the Rl
publican side in National contests make it per
tain that no party will hereafter attempt, ai
U>ast until the present generation has pass?e
from tbe scene of action, to propos?. National dis
honor or abdication of National ('overnment M
mobs. This decision rings through the world
kindles all the exchanges, and brings millions H
this country for Investment.
The free-silver conspiracy has been so beater
that tbe man who tries to revive It should meet
only contempt from many who have beeu its
allies. The country In no conceivable event will
consent to lie tleecml by the little clique of mine
owners who want to make people pay 100 cent*
for silver worth ."?o ?cuts or less. The power ()f
that grasping monopoly is broken, and the drop
of 8 cents iu the bullion price of silver yester?
day showed that the mine-owners see tire point.
A Houae overwhelmingly Ilt-publlcan blocks all
possible degradation of the currency, not to speak
of a Presidential veto. It manors not here
whether the Republicans have over two to one
or over three to one In the House. f??r they are
strong enough to make eheap-d'illnr knavery
impossible and to pass any revenue measure
that may seem needful for the restoration of
public prosperity. The ?>ower to prevent mis?
chief la unquestlone?! and completo. That Is
enough to swep away the anxiety about tbe
money question, which has played so large a
part in the msrketa for three or four months.
I'ntll the position In some State legislatures Is
more clearly known. It Is roi certain how far
the Ineumiuj President will lie sustained in posl
tire leglalntinn by the Senate. But the great
fact for the country ?a that the incalculable peril
:inil the unspeakable ibaBM which the election
of Rryan would Dire Involved have heeii av?"Tt
eil. l'eo])le are taking a loBg breath and re?
joicing, with good reason.
Nor should ti?, mora! influence of the tremen?
dous popular majority for McKinley be over
l??okeil. II will assuredly go far to settle much
that might Otherwise be o|)?'ii to dispute. To ap?
preciate ils impressivem-ss, it is only lieceeaary
to rcincinlier Unit in recent Piesldentlal etec
lions the question has been decided bjf a plural?
ity only. In 1880 Qarfteld had a majority of
Illl.HtMi against him, in 1884 Cleveland bad a
majority of 317,000 against htm, In 1888 all oppo?
nents together had u majority or DOU.OO0 over
Hai'iisiiii. and in 1802 all opponents together ha<l
a majority of ?iimi.ikhi over Cleveland. Rut Mo
KiiiN'.v comes in with a magnificent majority of
800,000 or mure over all opponents. Til?' influ?
ence of such a decision upon the future action
of patties will lie great.
GOOD GENERALSHIP.
The triumphant election of McKinley was due
to a grand nprining of the people. Honesty and
Obedience to law were issues which stirred the
higher impulses of the mass of citizens and
tuned what nlfhl have been bodies of partisans
Into an army of patriots. The nomination of
McKinley recruited from a popular demand of the
?rank ami tile of Republican voters, and his elec?
tion was ih<> work of the rank and tile of Ameri?
can citizenship. ?
It was the privates who fought the battle and
routed the enemy. Ruf the general Is not With?
out DOBor. The victory Is the people's, but tlie
leadership was his No retrospect of the enm
paiga can fail to recngniae the admirable char?
acter of Its management Never did a National
Committee chairman conduct a campaign with
greater ability and more serene mastery of the
situation than did Mr. Hanna. He exercised an
unmatched personal influence with superb dig?
nity and niodestv. Made the chief target of
nearly all the persona! abuse Indulged In by the
Rryanites, he so conducted himself and the busi?
ness of the committee that the attacks never be?
came anything but the merest abuse, which car?
ried no weight even with the Rryanites them?
selves. His wor'c as th?' friend of Major Mc?
Kinley previous to the nomination was char
flctetized by a dear understanding of popular
feeling and a Arm devotion to true political
catholicity, and the same qualities have ln-;-n
brilliantly manifested in his subsequent actlvi
ties. He has been a thorough Republican. He
has not for a minute surrendered or let anybody
think his party surrendered the beliefs which
have made it the patty It is.
I'?Ut with this self-respecting loyalty to Ills
own principles, this manir refusal to court favor
by hiding the Republicanism of the Republican
party, has been combined a patriotic recognition
of the character of the contest forced by the
Chicago platform. The threat of anarchy and
repudiation changed a political contest into a
struggle for National honor, and brought to the
support of th"> Republican ticket men who had
not the sliglites: sympathy with Republicanism.
It was no small achievement for the director of
the Republican campaign to lead his own forces
and not offend his allies. Kven the UPMl ardent
l"r?-e Trader recognized his sincerity and the
propriety of holding the Republicana together
on their own platform, and tie? most partisan
Republican linder his leadership came to a
broader understanding of the more than par
tisan character of the contest.
Mr. Haunt lias shown generalship of a high
order. He carried on a practical campaign on
the plane of hones*, straightforward political
work, and with masterly power of organisa*
tlon gave the moral forces of the country ?
chance for effective expression. Tin- great pop?
ular feeling was ready to make Itself known, but
It reqiiiml leadership of a high order to bring
the full revelation. That leadership Mr. Hanna
had. and he is to Is? congratulated for his share
in the victory.
?THE PROSPERITY OF THE SOUTE.
The signs of a healthy advance In the Smith
generally are so marked that they would excite
wide common: were It nor fur the ov? .'\v holm in g
lateral felt in the political campaign and its re?
sults. It has been note?! for several years pOal
that the spirit of narrow sectionalism is dying mit
in the South. We do not say that the people (if
(he South were atltkfetber to blame for their
sect ?"iiiillsin. lVrli!i|is. tinder the clrciim
ttBMM, it was an Inevitable heritage of the
war and the passions engendered by it. It
was not Strange that those who had conscien?
tiously fought for the lost caaes should for
years hold aloof from those who had defeated
them. I'ouhtlcss, too, Ihere were Individuals
in tho North who ?lid not always Beet the
South In a conciliatory spirit, and out, of the
very excess of their loyalty forgot the virtue of
gentleness. Be that as it may, the North to?
day is both more able und more willing to bury
the unhnppy hatreds of (ho past than It was
at the clang of the war, and to recognize (ho
nobler spirit of National unity and brotherhood
Which is Unding utterance In the South ?is in
the North. In nothing has Major McKinley
more truly reflected the s 'titlmonts of the
North to-day than In his messages of sympathy
and good will to the South.
But H is not alone In its feelings that the
South is giving evidences of now life. Its
, ?-ouimerco and Industries are showing a healthy
growth, and in some States Its farmers are rela?
tively more prosp?rons than those of Northern
States. Last year the progressiv?? city of At?
lanta surprised the world with its creditable
exposition, which, in nil likelihood, would have
been even more representative had it not been
for the local Jealousies of other Southern eitle*.
. The State of Tennessee Is to have a great reo
- teniiial ?position at Nashville nex spring
which promises to be n close rival of the Af?
lama exposition. The fact that such indiH
trill fairs can Ik? held In the South at all. with
\ its spars?, population and urgent need of moi"
i Capital Id develop Its resources, jirgnes well
? for the energy Of the people. The spin' of the
t new industrial age liii%dc.*c<'iidcd upon them,
and thejr nie uo longer content to sl? ?lown
j amid the ruins of the past and dream ove;- the
j things that Blight have been
The expansion of trade nnd commerce In
many Southern cities has been uoieworthy dur
iiig the last few years. Ths st. Louis papers sii.v
that that city has felt the present Industrial
I depression less than many Northern cities.
! New-Orleans !s building up a groat common.-.
and has now a line of steamers running
direct to England. Its liusiness men are fnr
i s??oing and progressive, and they are fully de?
termined to make the city not only ihe social
but the oominercla) metropolis of the loath.
But they are not going to do this without a
straggle, Galreaton, Tea., small in pppnlattoa
as yet. compared wllh New-Orleans. Is dream?
ing dreams of future greatness that It intends to
make realities one of those days. It has Just
I established n fine line of steamers running dl
i root from (?niveston to Hamburg, (.ermany,
nnd In many other ways Is showing that It la
1 ready to make a good showing in the rare of In
; dostrtal development In the South. The same
j thine In a measure Is true of other Southern
' cities nnd towns, while, as we have said, ninny
Southern fnrmers nr?> prosperous. "The Can?
ton (Miss.) Time?" says of the Mississippi farm?
ers :
Mlsslsslpplans are to-day financially In better
condition than at any period since the war.
It Is strange, then, to us that our people are not
satlafled to let well enough aione and try no ex?
periment?, for, as the darkles say, "a trick un
tried la unjuatlfled." There is a steady, healthy |
and permanent upward tendency In the Hide- j
pendence, self-reliance and self-austentatlon of
our farmers. We n?vir have a failure in crops,
and with all the disadvantages this year, we j
have made three-quarters of a crop generally, at j
least In the dry region. Why clamor for a
change?
Yet it Is tlmse men who have l?een told try Mr. |
Rryan that they are the wretched slaves of the
money power.
ALTGELD.
Next, and very clos?', after the defeat of
Rryan ami the election of an honest-mouey Con?
gress, the overthrow of AlfgcM the Anarchist
Is cause for National rejoicing, i'sually ihe
disposition of a mere State candidate is a mat- j
ter of mere Slat?- concern. Hut In this case the j
man in question has. by his detestable Conduct
and by the detestable ?ause he represents, |
made himself a figure of far mon- general iu?'-i'
Bit. He ha? for years been the recognize?! !
head of the Anarchist element in America, the i
leader of those who would defy ihe law and i
resort to violence for the enforcement of their j
own vicious will. His .pardoning of bomb? '
throwers endeared bint to th?' criminal classes
everywhere. His attacks upon the courts and
upon the authority of the Federal OoTCTnmenl
In Federal affairs made him the hero of actual
or prospect ire law-breakers. By his manipula
lion of the Chicago Convention, and his nomina?
tion of his subservient creature. Bryan, for Ihe
Presidency, ho rnlsed himself into baleful emi?
nence as n possible Power behind the Kxeeii
llve Chair.
Altgeld was a candidate for re election to the
Governorship of Illinois. To Ihe prosecution
of Ills campaign be gave all his unquestionably
great intellectual and tactical ability. Abundant
means were at his command. The party ma?
chinery was at his service. The motto of the
whole campaign was that lie must be re
elected. No matter If Rryan himself was ?le
feated, Altgeld must lx> returned to the <?ov
ernor's chair. The man actually came all the |
way to New-York and made an elaborate pub i
Ile address, not for the advantage of the Pope?
cratiC ticket one-half so much as to get. if pos?
Sfble, some reflex odor of sanctity from the |
pure purlieus of Tammany, which would
strengthen his own campaign at home, for his
own seltish ends. And now, after all. he is de?
feated, overwhelmingly defeated. It is a sorry
day for burglars and bomb throwers and mail
robbers and railroad traln-wn-ckers and all
Anarchist? and criminals In general. In Illinois
and elsewhere It is a day of rejoicing for the
Nation, giving it assurance that it will have no
repndiafor In the White House, and not ranch
longer have an Anarchist in the Bxecuttre
I'halr of the Empire State of the West.
??THE ENEMY'S COUNTRY."
No feature of Tuesday's great victory stand*
nui inoro clearly than its Nationalism. Bryan's
attempt to bits y une section of the country
against snotber era? rebnked Jnsl as sternly ?
us ills appeal for repudiation. I'arly In the
campaign be called the Rastern states "the
enemy's country." That was ? true name, if
lie mean' Ihey wir?- hostile to repudiation anil
anarchy and. therefore, to Ms plots and aspira?
lions. But if le meant, as from the context of
his remarks h?' evidently did, thai Ihe Kantern
Statis ?rere hostile to Ihe Western states and
poop;?-, or ii'isiiii to the |.pi?< of any othi r pari
?if the I nlon. tin'ii it was an Infamous false
lii.oii. The Kastern states know of ii" "enemy's
conntry" under ihe Mars ami Ktripen,
Bryan did Und the Baal an "enemy's coantry"
to him. as the representative of the abominable
Chicago platform. Bui even In thai sense h i- no
more entitled to the distinct! m than other p.ins
of the COintry. New Yol I. and Maaaaehuaetta
nave airen enormous majorities agalnsi him,
an I be attrlbntea thai fart lo the domination of
the money interests of the great ?'Hits ,if Now
York and Bouton. Very well But ibe Western
agricultural Mate <>f Iowa, trltb not one large
city in it. has giren a majority against aim si
most, proportlonatriy, as large. Ami Illinois,
and Indiana, ami Michigan, snd VTlaconsIn, and
Minnesota, with their great majorttiea; bow can
he explain them? An- not they "the enemy's
country.' too'- The North stands by Ibe Nation,
a? It has always fjooe. Mm the sptVodld Work
of Main?- und Vermont N duplicated m Mary*
land mu? superbly emulated in Kentucky, \v>-r
Vlrgiola and ?-New here.
The Nation is a nnlt. That is ri? ?? givat fact
that stand* out n? clearly ?** Old '?lory agalnat
this autumn sky. The appeal to sectionalism
has lawn relink?-.1 by every section. North,
?South, r.nst and w.-H- lave nil rallied ?.. the
protection <>f the Nation's honor and Ihe pr?s?
ervation of tin- Constitution nii'l the Klag,
One faction raise?! a soi-tloiinl laaue a g?nera?
Hon ago. and saw it ?bol t<? death by "1" Nil*
lets of the Nation Another luis raised it again
in this day. only to have it buried beneath the
ballots of (he Nation.
A REP?BLICAS POPE.
For more that a quarter of i century the Catho?
lics in Italy have been debarred by order "f ill"
Church from taking any part In Parliamentary
I'lei'iioiis. To what eiteni tin-so commands of
the Vatican have boon obeyed may be gathered
from the fact thai In i.nntry of practically
aoleerssl suffrage, where the adult male popula
tion numbers a<.rdlng lo Ihe lateai ceosas con?
siderably ??ver 10.000,000, not more than I.0O0,?
(MHi iiave eret yet casi tleir rotea at the polls
at any general election. Time ami again it has
iieon urged iipuii the Qulrlnal to come to aome
nnderatandlng wit ii the Vatican, In order thai
tin- Ian nt and vrellnlgb oreiwbHmlng force
constituted by Ihe hitherto unused rotes might
be placed by Ibe Papacy at Ihe disposal of Ihe
Gorernment, and thus render the latter Inde
pend.vni of ihe radical ami republican elements
wlii? n, a* matters stand now. nil' the roas) to
sinii an exteu: in Italy a< to compel King Hum?
bert to purchase their ephemeral support by
permanent eooceaalooa daogeroos to the dynasty.
But the monarch could never muster up BUnVlen!
courage to grasp the olive branch teodcred by
the Church, and to-day. when Premier Rndlnl
by every means in his power is enden*,oring to
repair the effects of the persistent boat 111 ty wlileli
his predecessors, especially Blgnor Crisp?, bare
manifested toward the Church, it is apparently
too late. For I?eo XIII. one of the moat demo
crnllc and progressive Pontiffs who bare ever
exercised spiritual sway over the Catholic world.
ssemi to hare determined at length to withdraw
Dm Papal inhibition against taking part In gen
oral eh'ctions. and to lei loose upon the polls
some two million or more new voters, whose
suffrages will not be in favor of the monarchy,
but against it
In one word the Popa, having found no disposi?
tion ?m the part of the present Italian dynasty
to come to an understanding either with regard
to the temporalities of the Papacy, or opon any
other subject, has wisely decided to throw in bis
lot with the republic, SS heing the form of the
Uovernmeiit of the future. With that prescience
Which sometimes ((lines to men on the border of
the grave, he apparently foresees that the days
of the monarchical system not alone In Italy, but
!n all other parts of the world, aie drawing to a
close, nuil accordingly he Is manoeuvring the
sails of the Church so as to adapt themselves to
the wind of democracy. That is why he has Just
astounded the Catholic world by appointing as
Nuncio to Parla a prelate entirely devoid of
diplomatic experience, whose only recommend.i
tioti Is that he is an ardent ltepubliean; thai Is
why he professes such unbounded admiration
for America and American Institutions, nnd that
also is the reason why the Catholic electors, now
for the first time scut to the ?tolls, art openly
recommended by the Vatican to disassociate
themselves from the cause of the monarchy and
to prepare to accept another form of govern?
ment- thai is to say. a republic.
In acting thus Leo XIII is not prompted by
any feeling of animosity or revenge against the
Qnlrtnat, BUI solely and entirely by the Interests
of the Church. Tlivse Interests, in hi* opinion,
as in ihat of tin- majority of the Sacred Coll.-ge.
are likely to be mole surely safeguarded by an
alliance with the Republican element, daily g?*"
lag ?n size and strength, than with the decaying
Italian monarchy. At no time has the latter
been so unpopular as now. the people at large
holding King Humbert responsible for the Abys?
sinian disasters and for the terrible economic
situation of ihe country. They identify him with
ibe abhorred Triple Alliance, which has been the
bane of Italy, politically, financially, Industrially
and ??omniei'cially." And should one of these day8
ih.. mined, starring ami overtaxed population
rise np in Us despair 10 overthrow a dynasiy that
has transformed Italy from the fairest ami glad?
dest country in Europe into the saddest, it will
i?. found that the Papacy will bate weathered
iliis as so many previous storms, and that with
all sail set lo the democratic wind it li riding
safely on the stormy waves of ihe revolution.
MORE TAMPERING WITH TIME.
What will doubtless prove a futile attempt to
alter the measurement of time I? now being
made in Prance. The decimal system in sub?
stituted for the duodecimal and seBagesImal
now used in reckoning fractions of a day. The
clock ?liai is divided into ten sections, lltstead |
of twelve, each of them subdivided Into ten. In- I
st.-ad of live, and only one iwolutioti of the
shorter hand, instead of two. cflV<'tcd lu a day.
The day. from midnight to midnight, N di- ?
rlded into 100 equal parts, each known a? a '
"us." and each equal to 14 minutes 21 seconds
of ilie present scab'. The "ces" is the unit of
measurement. Ten "ces'' make a "decaces."
equal to l' hours 'Jl minutes, ami ten "decaces"
make a "hectoces," or day of ..'I hours. The
entire circuit of the dock-dial, therefore, is a
"hectoees." rrd.-iy; the ten major divisions, sub?
stitut? d for ihe 12 now pointed off by the
"hour hand." ate each n "decaces": ami the
1 ? m i minor divisions substituted for the 00 now
pointed off by the "nilnute hand'' aie ea<"h a
"ces " If a smaller secondary dial Is used, with
a third hand, corresponding to the "second
hand" of a watch. It will be divided into Ten
"decices." or tenths of a "ees." and perhaps
each <'f them subdivided into ten "centices." or
hnndredtbs of a "ces." while for exact compu
talions there will Is- also th" "milllces." or
thonsnndtli ?if ? "??.??." Coder this system mid?
night, Instead of being 12 o'clock, is M100 ces,"
?.r "1" decaces"; noon is "M ces." and <5 o'clock
in tie- morning is ?"_'."? ces.'
Clocks und watches are being tints con?
structed ami used, ami the system ha? been ex?
P< rinu-iitally sdopted in the (leograpbical Bu?
rean of the Kreuch Army. It is urged in its
favor thai it diminishes the work <>f calcula?
tion by two-thirds, and lessens the chances of
error from foui to one. That may be true. in
questionably the system is a simple and logical
one, in Itself. Vet. like the recent proposition
to change the reckoning "f hours so thai instead
of counting from "in- to iwelre twice over in a
doy we should count from ope lo twenty four,
it is in all probability doomed ?<? failure. The,
presen! system mat i?- leas simple, lint it
has existed f"r many centuries, and la sccepted
lu erery drillte?! people in the world. It will
not readily be displaced. Moreover, the pro
i.d new system Is not complete, ami cannot
possibly be made so. The day may be deci?
mally divide.|. Put the year cannot be, nor the
month, nor tie- week. The year will always be
divided Into ;'.?'?"? dsys and a fraction, or SUM on
i-v.i-v fourth. A-? long :it least n? the Chris?
Moo, Jewish, lliadoo Mini Mahometan relig?
ions endure, tin- week ??ill <..ii<'-r. as f"r
thousands of years past, of seven days. And as
for changing the months from twelve to ten,
why ?ven the Kreuch Revoluti.m, with Ifs
Tl'.IIH ?.I'I.h" ?im) -'1.giles" ?llitl "Sllliseulot
- des." did not venture upon that. '1 lu-r? are
some things which science cannot doTand there
.?ut- some which it win not do. or which men
will not i?t it do, not even for so-called con?
venlence's sake.
Our Fia*: is still there!
?,
Along nittl Hrvar. A If ?Ml has be-n laid out
cold Anarchism. Populism, Repudiation and
all the other absurdities of the Chicago platform
bava receive?!, let us hope, their death Mow.
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Hera n-? George Fred,
Who was ulive and Is dfad
It might have |*-.?n another.
Home Popocratlc brother;
Bill Since 'tis only <;?? .r?.- Prcd
There's no mora to be sni.j.
?
Th-v have gone much further in s hin?- the
municipal problem In Europe th.u? wa have in
tin? country. Th.- city of Qlasgow la to discon?
tinue the levying "f local tsxea on the (1rs! ^t
pest January, ?"runs.- it will derive n snfflclenl
Inc une from its ?rater works, pis and electric
light plants, sin-et railways and "th"r com?
munal enterprtaea of which the cltj assumed
the <? mtrol some lime ago. Had Hew?Torh not
clvt-n way valuable public franchises in the pust
p would probably now lit- able t.. pay dividende
to its landowners, Instead of levying taxes on
ih. id. American, have I.n criminally careless
and indlfferenl about the government of their
eitit-s. luit th".v will sonn arake up.
??
Tom Watson's election-night meaasga to Ar
, thur Bewail bus not v-i I.n made public.
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The way to maintain a gold atandard is to
| maintain ?' Tie- minute the election settled the
i question of maintenance, the gold began to pour
i In to the Treasury, it waa only the threat to
destroy the atandard that made struggle? to
keep gold n.Mary,
?
While the personal popularity of Garret A.
I Holiart und th<- valuable aid given by honest
Dansocrata contributed greatly to Hew Jereay'a
. phenomenal Republican plurality, It Is only Just
! that ?lue r?cognition should he given to the
j work of the Republican state committee. Un?
; der the supervision if that body, the whole .if
i New-Jersey was canvassed as never before.
Not u. town or hamlet wu? slighted. Meetings
were held everywhere, und Bound literature dis?
seminated in in r?t?'iiiK?'i?t and thorough nun?
ii'-r. while all the members of tin.mniittee.
' worked realoiialy, the enthusiasm and energy
displayed was due In no small measure to Chair*?
I man Franklin Murphy. Mr. Murphy has been
| at the In-ad of the Committee for four years.
His first year was marked by the Cleveland
i avalanche Of 1SB2, and New-Jersey went with
| th?- rest. Sime then, however, under Mr. Mur
I phy's leadership New-Jersey, that used to he
I reckoned safely Democratic UlOUgh the heaven?
i fell, has given Republican pluralities year by
; year.
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The Supreme Court of the United States la
j Mill doing business at the old stand.
-a?i?
Ti?- Delaware Legislature l? Democratic. It
is vu lit-cause of the sume rule-or-ruln policy
, whit h k?-pt a Republican from representing thut
Statt- In the I'nlted Stat?-s Senate last year, and
gave a chance to the new Legislature to fill the
| vacancy with a Democrcat.
If there la one man In the I'nlted States with
ati opportunity, that man la Frank S. ?lack.
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Not the lea.t of the Joyful results of McKin?
ley'*?, election will he the prompt retirement of
Sylvester Pennoyer from the Govaraorahlp of
Oregon, which he has so long disgraced?that la.
If he has the decency to keep his word.
Our English friends who doubt the American
capacity for self-government may put up their
handkerchiefs for a while.
Sheehan says the fight will go on "like the
crusade for the abolition of slavery." Tam?
many's long fight for the abolition of slavery
Is one of the most pathetic Incidents In history!
PERSONAL.
The Philadelphia papers (five appreciative sketches
of the life of Robert Adirer, colored, who recently
died in that ci:y. He was born In slavery in Charle.?
t 'i?. S. C. He came to Philadelphia early In Ufe, and
went Into the fornitura bUSllWSB, lo which he re?
mained until his death. Me was a man of property
and standing In the city, and was foremost In all
efforts for the. bet termed ( of bis race. One of his
-ms irai the first colored student to be graduated
from tiie University of Pennsylvania. His youngest
daughter Is th* wife of Professur ?rooks, of Ulddle
University, North Carolina.
Many musicians in Kurope will observe on Satur?
day the third anniversary of the death of the
Russian composer, Peter llitsh Tschaikow-gky.
Captain David P. ThOBBBS, who has Ju?t died at
hi? home in New-Haven, Conn., wa* widely known
by the older newspaper m? n of the country through
the fact that l.e was for many years P. T. Harnum's
press agen: He was once city editor of "The New
llavtti Courier,"
The Archduke Ludwig Salvntor, a nephew of the
Austrian Kmperor, Is very democratic, nnd often
goes to the town of Raguaa, a few miles from hi?
home, to do the weekly marketing- When he re?
cently went ta that town on his yacht, the mlll
tary commander heard of It. and cam?' on hoard to
pfci ins respect*, He m. t the Archduke on deck,
and asked him: "Where will I Und the captain?"
"That is myself," was the reply. "I hear that
there is s very distinguished person aboard." "Thl*
I? incorrect." interrupted the captain; "on board
of this vessel we are all equals," showing that he
desired to preserve his Incognito, and would not
countenenee any interference.
Those who know that bulwark nnd expositor of
M.thodlsm, Itishop John II. Virent, will be sur?
prised to hear that he has been accused of heresy.
Some denominational papers have quoted him as
declaring thai It Is not necessary to believe the
divinity of christ to be saved. The Hlshop. how?
ever, has made an effective reply to the charge,
and the matter has been dropped.
According to "The Boston Globe," John E. Red?
mond, the Irish Member of Parliament, will sail
for this country In about ten days, In 'order to
mak* a lecture tour.
A retired Army officer, quoted In "The Washlng
ton Tlm.s,'' saya that the fellow-officer* of Genernl
('unter lifted to tell th.-m that It was not good for
an officer to associate with private*. Custer. how?
ever, perslatently disregarded thl* unwritten law.
and might be ?eon, day ifter day, Joking and laugh?
ing .n the midst of a group of men. Finally the offl
r-ers decided th?.v arould stand It no longer, and
appointed a spoheeman to reason with the General.
'iiii.s ?poke?men approached a group where the,
, plush Jacket and yellow curls w*r* towering above
a group which surrounded the General. Calling him
; aside, the tpohesman aald: "d-eneral. we officer?
would like to know why you ??.?oc?ate arlth the m?n
Inatead of with us, as von should?" "Oh, w*n," aald
Ouster, turning on h!? heel. "I can learn more from
them than I c?n from you."
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
It it curloua thai some intelligent Journal* should
express surpris? because Gunboat No. II I* to be
named Marietta, In honor ..r Marietta, Ohio. That
town wa* the (?rs-t settlement In (>hio. sn?l the
honor paid to It la therefore. In a s.-nse, a compli?
ment to Ihe whole Wist.
a Kind Husband.- "Pore -iim was always mighty
gooil to me," nobbed the weeping widow. "With all
the beutln'? he irlmme. he nev.-r till me where the
ni.irk? w njlil show s? th" neighbors OOUld see
>m. (Indianapolis Journal,
The Abbott voting machin* was successfully use.l
: In Hudaofi] Mich . on Blectlon Kay it ?raa legai
laed by the last Michigan Legislature, and |fi U80
In Hudson was for if** purpose of t.-*Mng it. The
Myers votlnl machine also work?-.i wen in Roch?
ester.
No Collection on Sundays.?Not long ago two
, country schoolboys cam.- upon a pillar-box, a thing
; he) had never seen before?
?aid one: "This must be .? galvatloa Artnv thing.
because It's r.-.l "
"No," sold No 2. "It ain't that, because it says:
? 'No collection on iundaya.' " (Anawere,
I Bryan, Gorman. Senator .lone?. Henry' George
and the real of the rainbow-chasing Popooratlc
leaders ought to g?t together now and organise a
school of the prophets, To be sure. th*y are only
?ham prophets, bul ihe American people won't
romp?ala about that, it they had turned out to be
i proph?te indeed, it woul l bave meant loeeea to
everv |i."!v
Confusing?"Politics muat be awfully hard to k**p
1 track of," (aid Maud
"I think s.. too," answered Mantle. "There are
! *i man- different kind' of vote? to look after. There
WBB the t'ert in vote and the Irish vote, and now
I there'* th' Australian ballot, ami I declare l don't
' wonder that they sometime? gue?? wrong."?<Waah- |
I ingtoa gtai
An old negro harnessed to a wagon with a mule.
hauling two bales of cotton, entered P.ome, fJa ,
! the other day. Man and mui? hs.i travelled rate?
I eral mile* through the country. The pagre had
, un?> one animal, with Which he made two bale?
', of .-.?tt.in. and. belnir anxious to market the
product of hi? little patch at once, h* contrived
! the novel plan of barnesstng himself with the
; mule and t,iking th?' cotton to the city.
Hooker What are you up to these .lavs?
Hacklelgh (letting up a collection of personal
anecdote.
Hooker Person .; anecd ?tes of whom''
Hachleigh Haven't gol so far ?s that. Am getting
, all the anecdotes I can, und when 1 have enough of
them l sil., ! i decide whom they aha II be aacrlbed to.
I suppose ?ou know that i; i? the regular course in
nil biographical anecdotes" (BoatOO Transcript
Charles Hall Adams, I nit. .1 Stales Consul-Gen
eral In I.Iberia, now In this country on a visit, ?ays
that Liberia ts falrl] prosperoua, and thai Indus?
trious and lnt( lllgent people are able to make a
good ll\ln?; In the country. The principal Industry
I* the raising of coffee nnd palm oil. and a mim
ber of American negroea own go.>?i plantations
and enjoy Incmnea of aa much a? $:..oi?) ? year. All
the neceaearlea of life ran be ralaad with little
trouble Ttie house? ?r* built of lumber, most of
which Is Imported. Most of the commerce |? with
England, there bring no direct trade wfth this
country.
Of th* Knrth, Barth*/.- "No." Mid the gentle
man who is fond of ip? ?ting texts, "i cannot give
you .my hing i n that account to-.lav. | know I
promised sou, and I am sorry; bul man Is naught
but poor, weak clay, vuu know "
"I realise th it," said the collector.
"I am clad you do. im friend."
"And I came around here la the hope of striking
pay ?llrt, but I seen? to have mlaaed It."?(Clnein"
natl Enquirer.
Of Chateaubriand. Xapole.ui observe.l that he
looked like *. eonspif.it.ir cm,. ?Sown a chimney, but
this unpromidng appearance, if it reaiu- belonged to
him. did not disqualify him for the honor of having
n capital preparation of beetateah named after him.
a distinction almost equal to that of decoration with
th? Chinese onler (?Mhe doubl? dragon, which It I*
not on record that he ever got. I?,r.l Salisbury now
appears on the menu, giving the title to an excellent
cutlet, and he can wear the double dragon while
eating it, I.I Hung Chang having conferred that
decoration upon him during hi? recent visit. The"
c?telette a la Salisbury may Judiciously be oom
p.iie.i with tllet A la Chateaubriand, not because the
personages or the dl?he* are in any degree similar,
but because it is Int.-resting to consider in what
varying degrees the Minister and the scholar and
writer Impart Inspiration to the Inventory of the
cuisine. The stimulus of a great name se.wi? always
active with th?m, whether It belongs to prince or
poet, Midler, ?allor, vlvem- or other. Then there are
c?telettes ?\ la Malnti-non, as well *j th,. ?nm,, a i.
Nelson: the names of Talleyrand, Klchelleu and
Lord Chesterfield are more or le?.? conneet?>d with
"?tntii' beautiful arrangements of chicken." Charles
X Hnd Sam Ward. Cinq-Mar* and Oagliostro. Souhlse
and Villero?/, Fanny Bleler and Paul, with an ?mm
braa procession of other ImmortHl* and celebrities
bars all lent thelt names to preparations of th* oven
and saucepan, 1? tiding an added daintiness and savor
to their ?iilcerles. Now that Salisbury |* thus hon?
ore,], President Cleveland would seem entitled to a
like diattnctlen aieoetated. perhap?. with *ome form
of chowder, in Recognition of hi* pl?eatoiy a* well
as hi? magisterial achievement?. There i* no reason
why Kurope should po??ess a monopoly of this form
of colouration, aid even Hryan Is entitled to have
a ?oup named after him, Ir. which he can be im
mer*ed after the election.
In the day? when it wa? common for the youturer
*on to go Into the church, one of lhaaa ?oung gen
Meinen bad charge of an outlying chapel A Sun
day or two after his ordination he found himself
th?r?> In the afternoon with onlv the ?ermon In his
pocket that he had preached there In the mornim;
and so the unfortunate curate had to give It over
again. lie began after service to make profuse
apologies to the clerk, when that funetlonury
politely Htopped him by saying: "i,or' bles* a?
Master Charles, don't ee take ou so. We never
listens to aer-orit-Blta.
THANKSGIVING DAY NAmMD
THE PRESIDENT ISSUES HI8 ANNTJ/^
PROCLAMATION.
THK PEOPI.K ASKED TO ASSEMBLE ON NOVg?V
BER 20 AND THANK GOD FOR BUM8iNQi
ENJOYED AND DISASTER ESCAPED.
Washington, Nov. 4,-The President luued
his Thanksgiving proclamation this afternoon
It Is understood that the President postponed
to an unusually late date the Issuance of this
annual proclamation in order that he might
first hear from the people. The proclamation
In as follows:
Thnnksglvlng proclamation by the President ?#
the I'nlted States: ?'?ik or
The people of the I'nlted States should neves k.
unmindful of the gratitude they owe th? Ood ??
Nation? for His watchful care, which has akUr-S
them from dire disaster and polnt?>d out to them
the way of peace and happiness. Nor should th,?
ever refuse to acknowledge with contrite heart?
their pronene.s to turn away from God'? teaeh
logs and to follow with sinful pride after th?i?
own devices. w
To the end that these thoughts may b? oui??*
ened. It Is fitting that on h day especially ?iv
pointed we should Join together In approachlnnir
the Throne of Grace with praise and supplication
Therefore, I, drover Cleveland, President of tha
I'nlted States, do hereby designate and set ?Dart
Thursday, the Mth day of the present month of
November, to be kept and observed us a day or
thanksgiving and prayer throughout our land
On that day may all our people forego their uiual
work und o<*cupatlon, and, assembled In their ac?
customed place.? of worship, let them, with one
accord, render thanks to the Ruler of the Universe
for our preservation as a nation and our deliver?
ance from every threatened danger, for the peace
that has dwelt within our boundaries, for our de?
fence against disease and pestilence during the
year that has passed, for the plenteous reward,
that have followed the labrrs of our husband?
men, and for all the other blessings that have been
vouchsafed to us.
And let us. through the mediation of Him whe
has taught us how to pray, Implore the forgive?
ness of our sins and a continuance of Heavenly
favor.
Let tl. not forget on this day of thanksgiving
the poor and needy, and hy deeds of charity let
our offerings of prnls?- be made more acceptable
In the sight of the Lord.
Witness my hand and the seal of the Unites
States, which I have caused to be hereunto ai.
fixed.
Done at th*? City of Washington thi? fourth
day of November, In the year of Our Lord on?
thousand eight hundred and ninety-els. and of the
Independence of the United States of America the
one hundred and twenty-first.
By the President.
OROVKR CLEVELAND.
RICHARD OLNEY. Secretary of State.
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CLEVELAND AT WORK ON HI3 MESSAOE.
Washington. Nov. i? Private Secretary Thurber
said to-day the.t the President had begun th.
preparation of hi. annual message, and, a? has
always been the custom, would be obliged to deny
himself to the public until It was completed. The
month of November Is usually devoted to this
task.
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SIR JOHN MILLA IS'S SUCCESSOR.
EDWARD JOHN POYNTER BLSCTSD PRE?.
DENT OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY
London, Nov. 4.?Edward John Poynter. R. A^
has betm elected president of th. Royal Academy
as the successor of the late Sir John Mlllats, who
died In August last.
Mr. Poynter. bora in Parts on March ?a, I8lt, Is th?
son of Aasbrose Poynter, an architect. He studied
at th?- Leigh's Art Bcboot. London, and is a p.ip!i of
\V. i". T. Hobson and of M Olejrre, of l'iris, wher?
he was a student from iM to 1 V,9. In 1881 h? ?rat
made .an Associate of the Royal A "fit-my. From
1*71 la IfTI be was Ma lo Professor la Loa ion, and
In l'TH trai made a Roya! Academician. He wa.
recently appointed to .noeeed S:r Frederick Burton
n- the director >?f ;he National Oallery.
Boma of his b'.tt-known works ire "Israel In
Egypt." 1M7: "Perseus and Andromeda," 1S72: "Ata
lanta'i Race," la78: "The Fortuno-Teiier." his dlplo.
ma picture, In 187T, Jersey I.Ily ?Mr?. Langtryl, anl
"Dladumene," IMS Mr. Poyii-er also painted ,-,-.
toons for the mosaic of St Qeorge in Westminster,
designed some of the d?coration, at South Kensing?
ton, and painted a fresco for St. Stephen's Church,
Dulwlrh For ?evetvel year? he was ar: director of
Ihe S ?nth Kensington National Art Training BchCts*
and .. i? delivered several le,-ture.? on art.
I.ASKER TOO ILL TO PLAY CHESS.
nitfT GAME IX THE CIIAMI'IONSHIP CONTEST TO
UK EI-AYEI) TD-MORROW.
Itaocow, N-iv. 1 (Special).-The first game of the
match of ten games up for the championship ef the
world, which was scheduled to be played between
Laakar and itetnKa In this city yesterday, wa? not
plaved ow ng to the Indisposition of the former, who
claimed an off-.lay. According to present arrange
asenta thi- men will meet on Friday.
Vienna. Nov. 4 (Special??The third game of tha
Pillsbury-EngUach match of five games In all. pltrea
here yesterday, was also drawn, leaving honor? still
easy.
Th? tenth game of the Napler-Marshai: match, a
French Deferir?, w.is drawn after seventy-five move*.
1'resent score: Napier, 6; Marshall. 1. drawn. I
SEfRETARY RIDDLE'S NARROW ESCAPE.
THE EI.EKTI'A COatfJH INTO COLUSI?N WITH
ANOTHER VESSEL. AND IS BEACHED
TO PREVENT HER SINKINO.
Constantinople, Nov. 4-The Austrian Lloyd.
steamer Elektra, belonging nt Trieste, with J. W.
Rid.lie, B?<rotary of the United States Legation, on
board, cam*- Into collision with another vessel near
here lust evening, and was beached to prevent her
sinking. Her passenger, and crew ?rare all laved.
ITALIAN OPERA.
Bach representation at the Academy of Mu?*t
make? It more apparent to the Intelligent oSserwr
that there has been a ?treat change In ofertta?
lile.ilr?, m far as the New-York public are concern?!
since Colonel Maple-son was with us last. Tw.
Oacatlea ago such representations as the Imperial
Opera Company are giving would have been SO*
counted us brilliant. The principal singers would
have been voted admirable, and the spin- of the
chorus and QCehOStfa. initier the really excellent
direction of Slgnor Klmhonl. would have evoked
a vast d?Ml of honest enthusiasm. There Is much
kindliness In the aiiili--n.es at the Academy noO.
but, somehow, the demonst rat Ions seem Con?MO
tlonal anil unconvincing. They are like the per?
formances, which, with all their good feature?,
sound like echoes of a day that Is dead, of count?,
the change that has taken placa Is in the peopln
.There ought to he no quarr?! wl;h the Imperial
Opera Company, but with human nature, which re?
fuse? to be satisfied In one decade with that which
challenged Its enthusiastU- plaudits In an earlier
one. Whether or not the change Is making for the
good of art, and whether or not It is a sign of
growth In popular culture, it Is not n'i-essary ta
debate Just now. There will be time enough for
that in the futur?-; meanwhile it may be said thai
for those who have retained the tastes and convic?
tions of the earlier day there Is much that I* de?
lightful In the Academy performances, while for
those who have a high appreciation of Ihe value of
honest effort and precision of ensemble (qualities
which are supposed to belong to the new operatla
dispensation? there Is much to command respect
The male chorus Is in every respect excellent, the
orcheslra. despite Its crude elements, mo.t pralae
worthy, and the conducting of Slgnor Bimbos!
meritorious In a high degree. When It Is remem?
bered that a considerable portion of the force? thai
produce these results ought to be familiar to the
people because of their association with the ancles!
rfglnie. the praise which Is Invited ought to hare
all th.- greater significance Slgnor Blmboni I. not
a stranger to New-York, though some writer, for
the newspaper press ??emed to think ?o. But ha
never had occasion to conduct ?o well ten yeare
ago when he was In the Angelo company, and. B*
doubt, could not have done It; ?o he Is entitled ta
?M large meed of praise which ha? been be.towed
upon him. He has grown with the public. In la?
night's ca.t there was another old-timer. It was
Slgnor Pluto, who impersonated Marcel, th. opera
being Mi-yvrli.er's "Huguenots." He, too, was
aatlafa? torv. and. like Other members o? the com?
Diinv would fill a place In any troupe. __?,,
PVt Is the conventionality of the Pf'/*'?*"!"
which make? them fall short of W?%?lffi
lion I ait night? repris, ntittlon, like all &?*??
coasoN^*.?l ojst?S It wju ?he ff*g?
of operatic marionettes. Of all the nerr*?J??J
Mme' Bcalchl and Mile. Da relee a oneino?ed sbo?
Mini ?aim With case, anil seemed to tw tne J*r~M
ages whom the dramatist Imagine?! when be ?TO?
his play. The rest were puppets IIW?? ?ggg
cert in gestures, take ??-lain *"'l"d" 'i t?mor
eer ah. sound? at certain moment? Thene? t?g
Slgnor He Marchl. haa Volo?\! ?Mr mean? for
that la correct in intonation HUOO^Jgu
obtaining variety of expression ?(I^"*florid fo?
ls also true of Mme. Pergoaai-AIbin 1. a nQ^mi
tirano, who waa the Margherlta of ???? ??,,..
li wa. the concerted mu.Ic of'the ?F^-aer
warm??d the heart? of the V'l'^ ??,? ?? ^
row evening "La Bonnambula * m be ??"{^ ?*>*.
It Mile. Huguet wUl affect her entra?as an ???
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