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S Treasury Misinformation.
Tho Secretary of the Treasury bna lately
H' caused to bo compiled end printed In the
K form of a pamphlet of C4 pages, a Treasury
ft circular, containing, as Us tltlo says: "In-
ft, formation respecting1 United States bonds,
paper currency, coin, production of precious
motnls, etc" Much of the contents of the
W circular Is valuable, but on ono point It mis-
3P leads the reader, and furnishes him with
i misinformation, instond of the truth he has
I a right to expect.
On the first page of the circular, the pro-
'. visions of the Resumption act of 1875 are
briefly stated, and then tho reader Is told,
that "In pursuance of this authoritr"
' $00,000,000 In sold were placed In the
r Treasury as a fund for the redemption of
I, tho Icr-U tender notes. It Is true, that this
' amount of sold was thus placed In the
! Treasury, but It was not In pursuance of
I the authority of the Resumption act, or In
pursuance of any other law, but solely by
I tho arbitrary will of Secretary SllEltJlAX.
i No reserve fund Is mentioned In tho lie-
! sumption act, and no law authorizing the
creation of such a fund was ever passed.
On the same page of the circular we read
that in February, 1894, " an Issue of bonds
became necessary to enable the Govern
ment to restore the Kold reserve and redeem
the obligations of the United States." On
the following page we are told that In No
vember, 1804, and February, 180C, " the
J Government was again obliged to replenish
i the gold reserve," and soon, and soon.
Not one word Is said here, or anywhere
else In tbo circular, of the true reason for
S Issuing so many bonds, amounting in all to
' C20,ai5,400, par value, and for which
' 0203,454,280 was received, but the reader
Is left to suppose that they were
Issued solely " to protect tho gold
i reserve, and to redeem tho obllga-
i tlons of the United States." Tho fact
! Is, that, np to this date, out of the $203,-
1404.280 received for tho bonds sold In 1804,
1805. and 1890, $157,420,010 have been
applied to tho ordinary expenses of the Gov
ernment for which the ordinary revenues
were, to that amount, insufficient
One of the arguments used by the silvcr
ltes against the gold standard is that its
maintenance has compelled the Government
In the short space of three years to increase
the public debt by $202,318,400. Now
comes the Secretary of the Treasury and,
In effect, confirms this false statement, by
suppressing the essential fact, that more
- than half these issues of bonds were made
S. necessary, not by tho maintenance of the
E- gold standard, but by the lack of sufficient
m What Is the Chlcaco Pint form?
,S" As printed In all of the newspapers im-
M mediately after Its adoption by the Chicago
K Convention, and as generally understood
W by tho country, the Popocratlc platform
i. contains this plank:
JE "We demand that the silver standard dollar tball
ljw bo a f all legal tender, equally with gold, for all debts,
X public and private; and we favor inch legislation as
rM prevent for the future, tbe demonetisation of any
tflgS kind of legal-tender money by private contract.
fir On a parallel line, the Populist platform
jfe of St. Louis contains this resolution :
IDh -TVe demand such legislation as will prevent the
fffi demonetization of tbo lawful money of tbo United
&? Etates by private contract.
IS It is a curious and significant clrcum-
K stance that tbe copies of tho Chicago plat-
.fe form which are now put forth officially by
j the managers of Mr. Bryan's canvass, add
w, to tho resolution as printed above this modi-
R fylng clause:
tiff'' " JJuf tAottM be carefully frcrided bv law, at the
m some time, that any change In the monetary ttandard
9& thould not apply to existing contracte."
ymk This addition to the financial plank as
(K heretofore published is Identical with an
NIS amendment olTured by Senator Hill In tbe
L Convention, and notoriously defeated along
IB, with Mr. Hill's other proposed amend-
W xnents by the voto of the Convention.
K Neither Mr. IT ill, nor any other delegate
Chicago, nor again any other person in
rm; the United States, has supposed that the
hV amendment in regard to existing contracts
!' T7a8 nt" defeated but was adopted by tho
;B, Chicago Convention.
jj Tet now Col. Edwahd B. Dickisson, the
5. official stenographer of the Convention, Is
' reported by the St. Louis Republic as de-
daring that the Hill amendment was
E "adopted without roll-call," and that ho
i has been "Instructed to place It at tho end
of the financial plank."
t Instructed by whomf By Mr. BitYASff
i By Senator Jones of Arkansas? What
' authority In the IltsrAN management has
? the right to reverse tho declared vote of tho
; Convention nnd to Incorporate in the plat-
I, form matter rejected by that bodyf
I" It looks as if repudiation was to extend to
tho very record of the Convention itself.
Are Mr. Bryan's managers afraid to stand
& upon the platforu of dishonesty which was
ft erected at Chicago, and upon which the Boy
W Orator jumped with a whoop
K Shall we hear next that even the similar
f plank in the platform of the St. Louis Popu-
flL lists was amended, unknown to everybody,
m so as not to apply to existing contracts?
W Artillery Week at Peeksklll.
' In 1884, the third year of tho New York
IS Camp of Instruction, the experiment was
S tried of supplementing tho in fnn try season
IS by a week devoted to the National Guard
t Artillery. Pevon batteries were assembled,
'w nnder the charge of dipt. L. I.. OLis.TEAn,
jt tho senior comninndcr, while Hanikjli'II's
OT light battery of the Fifth Artillery was sent
' by the War Department to Peukiklll to
B furnish an object Icibon.
'U The turn-out nt that time was very good,
SK the batteries being nearly full, with more
iff than ninety per cent., we believe, of tho
jl members present. And yet the experience
fflk was not very favorable. Halns fell almost
32 dally, and one battery did nil Its target
fW practice in n driving storm. Betides, there
k were unpleasant revelations of shortcom-
ijm lug. The regular battery t-evroed to set
JB" up an almofct hopeless btandunl, because
"M. k "B,lt art"lerT not ou,7 tlie men
im ut tljc uonei musi carefully trained
W'!mM,mMIS;n-w Lm,,, ,1 Ti "rft-hn rrB-fffYtrnmi
and kept up. At all event, ten
years elapsed before.ln 1804, a second ar
tillery camp was attempted; and then it
was on a moderate rtcale, two batteries be
ing sent up from New York for one week,
and the two from Syracuse nnd Bingham
ton, if we rightly remember, following the
week after. DlLLEXnACR's Light Battery
K, Firet Artillery, was also on hand to aid
and Instruct their comrades.
This same regular battery Is now onco
more detailed, and will march up to Pecks
kill with tho militia artillerymen. That
march itself will bo one of the great
features of tho season's drill: for it will
begin at Madison square on Thursday
morning, and, with camps at Van Cort
landt Park and at Sing Sing on that
nnd tho following nights, so as to proceed
by easy stages, tho troops will have soma
initiation into campaigning.
During tho week which begins on Satur
day there will bo plenty of artillery drill
nnd target practice; and with the route
marches added, nnd tho work already per
formed throughout the season by artillery
detachments at the State Camp, the total
tour of duty of this arm will be longer
than ts exacted of lnfautry soldiers.
Tbe First, Second, Third, Fifth, and
Sixth batteries, with Battery K of the regu
lars, should form quite an lmpresslvo gath
ering of artillery for peace days, whllo Capt.
Wemdel of the First, Capt, nASQUW of the
Fourth, and Capt. Olmstbad of the Sixth
are still battery commanders, as at the first
artillery camp In 1884, Capt. OLMBTEAD
again commanding the State forces, as he
did a dozen years ago.
State military establishments are apt to
contain a very small proportion of light
nrtlllery, partly, perhaps, on account of its
cost. Yet its vnluo as nn auxiliary to tho
regular army In time of war Is unquestion
able, and In civic disturbances It is of well
known effectiveness. Good results In train
ing and efficiency must come from such
tours of duty as the ono soon to take place.
Not Quite) Available.
The Baltimore Sun advises those sound
Democrats who propose to nominate their
own candidate for President to select Mr.
William L. Wilson of West Virginia for
We think he won't do very well. Mr.
Wilson was elected to Congress In 1803,
when Boss CLEVELAND was chosen Presi
dent. He was elected to make a tariff for
revenno only, and It is his fault as well as
his misfortune that he violated his pledges
and the pledges of his ill-starred party by
making Instead a tariff for a deficiency and
Besides, be has remained, without any
protest, in the Cab'.not of Boss CLEVELAND
during tho wholo of the infamous third
Such n man does not seem well calculated
to lead In a movement for the assertion and
maintenance of Democratic principles
ngalnst a calamity brought upon the De
mocracy by Mr. Clevelaxb as principal,
and by himself as an accessory.
Tho Rolofr Case.
The suggestion In the Spanish press that
the Madrid Government should ask of the
United States tho extradition of Cablos
Roloff Is almost too preposterous for seri
Tho very proposal that this should be a
voluntary act on the part of the Washing
ton authorities, an act of courtesy, based on
the precedent of the surrender of William
M. Tweed by Spain years ago, shows a full
recognition of the fact that it could not be
demanded as a matterof treaty right.
The essential difference in tbe two cases
is that Tweed was a fugitive from justice
under the criminal law, and not a political
prisoner. Spain's claims against RoLorT
ri.se out of the Cuban insurrection, and it is
certain that the American people would
never tolerate the giving up of a political
offender. Not only' do our treaties with
Spain exclude such persons, but our sym
pathies go out to those who nre striving
to free Cuba from the yoke of Spain.
Who Is Losing by the Bicycle?
In tbe current number of the Forum some
Interesting data have been collected by Mr.
J. B. Bishop to show tho economic and
social Influence of tho bicycle, nc estimates
that since tho passion for wheeling got under
full headway, less than flvo years ago, at
least 8100,000.000 have been spent In the
purchase of bicycles in the United States
alone. The output for the present year is
computed at from 750,000 to 1,000,000
machines, at an averago retail price of $80
each. Obviously, a million peoplo cannot
buy bicycles nt the averago price named and
eontinne to supply themselves with as many
other things as they would otherwise havo
bought. What are the other kinds of busi
ness which have been most (seriously afTected
by the remarkable development of tbe new
branch of manufacturing ?
The mnkers of watches nnd jewelry are
said to have lieen tbe first to feel the effects
of tho diversion of money to bicycles. It
seems that formerly on Christmas Day or a
birthday the favorite present to the male
members of a fnmlly was a watch; now It
Is a bicycle. Tho young girls on their part
were accustomed to savo their pin money
for the purpose of buying earrings or a
breastpin ; now they hoard it .for a bicycle.
The grown-up daughter, who used to look
forward to the purchase of a piano, now
concludes that Bhe will wait no longer and
gets a bicycle Instead. It is reported that
the piano trade for tbo current year has
fallen off 50 per cent. According to the
furniture dealers, young women, when al
lowed by their parents to choose between a
new set of parlor furniture and a bicycle,
always choose the latter. Undonbtedly,
hon ever, the worst sufferers are the horse
and carriage trades and the ancillary lines
of business. Saddle horses are a drug in
tho market; tho livery stnole business has
been cut down from a hn'f to two-thirds;
for new carriages tho demand has been so
much reduced that several leading manu
facturers have gone to the -.sail. The sad
dle nnd harness makers hnve been forced to
turn their attention to the making of
bicycle saddles, nidlng academics havo
been turned Into blcyclo schools.
So far only the direct economical conse
quences of the bicycle craze have been con
sidered. Mr. III8IIOP proceeds to discuss
some of its indirect effects. Tbe journals
of the tobacco trade assert that the con
sumption of cigars has fallen off during the
present jcar at the rate of a million cigars a
day; this they ascrilw to tho fact thnt, as a
rule, wheelmen do not hmoko while riding.
Saloon keepers say that they also suffer, be
cause their rooms nre deserted on pleasant
evenings; even tho wheelmen who visit
them avoid strong drink, because riding ro
quirea a steady head. A large restaurant in
this town which mnkes a speclnlty of table
d'hote dinners has Incurred this summer a
loss of halt its business through the deser
tion of wheelmen. Railway and steamboat
men report that excursionists prefer to go to
the country or the seashore on the bicycle
rnther than by rail or wnter. Trolley and
other street car lines from cities to their sub
urbs have had their receipts sensibly dimin
ished. In cities the theatres are said to be
injured by tho bicycle even In winter, nnd
to be ruined in summer. On tho other
hand, In country villages, tho churches arc
fast losing tho attendance of young peoplo
onSunday, sndaro trying to lure them back
by providing storage room Tor their wheels.
Shoemakers complain that they suffer
materially because persons who formerly
got their exerciso by walking hnvo taken
to tho wheel, upou which they ride in low
priced shoes, which are subject to llttlo
wear and tear. Tho hatters say they nre
injured because bicyclists wear cheap caps.
The tailors aver that tholr business has been
damaged at least 25 per ceut. becauso their
customers do not wear out clothes as rap
Idly as formerly, spending much of their
tlmo In cheap ready-mado blcyclo suits.
Dealers In dry goods say that the predilec
tion of young women for tho wheel has re
duced their sales of dress goods and ex
pensive costumes from 25 to 50 per cent, be
causo so many girls prefer an evening rldo in
bicycle garb to sitting at home In more elabo
rateapparcl. Finally, tho bookscllcrsdcelare
that much riding prevents much reading,
and that their trado suffers. One great news
agency In Now York city, which deals In
novels and periodicals, asserts thnt its loss In
trade this year from bicycle competition
does not fall short of a million dollars.
Some of the economical effects of the
widely extended use of the bicycle will no
doubt bo lasting, but others nro certain to
be transitory. As Mr. Blfnor remarks,
people are not going to got on permanently
without pianos or watches becauso they
rldo upon bicycles. As soon as a given com
munity becomes stocked with bicyclesnnd
tho chnnges and improvements become so
unimportant as no longer to require the
purchnse of new machines every year,
money will begin to flow back Into some of
its former channels.
Tho Truth About Bryan's Crown of
The sacrilege of Mr. BltYAK'B theatrical
likening of the gold standard to a "crown
of thorns pressed down upon the brow of
labor," needs no fnrthcr comment. Tho
emptiness and falsehood of it deserve to bo
considered by every man who can vote. No
ranting demagogue ever personified such
antagonism to the actual Interests of labor
as the Populist candidate BttTAN docs In
his effort to substitute silver for gold as tho
Since the alleged "crime " of 1 878, when
silver was legally demonetized, after having
been practically demonetized for forty years,
these things have happened:
During the period between 1879 and
1893, on the authority of observers whose
business it is to watch for just such phe
nomena, tho United States nehicved in
dustrial progress, and enjoyed prosper
ity which have been the wonder of all
people. So stern a censor of the protective
system as the St. Louts HepuIAlc, acknowl
edged, at the time, that tbe election of
Cleveland in 1S92 was unlquo In that the
party then in power and opposing him
was turned out, not under the pressure nnd
dissatisfaction of business disaster, but at a
time of the very highest prosperity known
to tho country.
During this same period gold has steadily
grown more plentiful, and mechanical im
provements and commercial organization
have made most products cheaper. Look
ing at prices alone, the silver demagogues
have complained that tho gold dollar has
appreciated. Be that as it may, the wages
of labor have steadily risen. A bigger
wage, paid In what the silver men call more
valuable money, is tbe crown which the
cheap and reckless oratory of Bkyas would
hnve people believe is pressing upon work
ingmen's foreheads with the hnrshness of
The truth is that when ho adopted the
crown of thorns as n stock metaphor, Bf.YAN
really know nothing of tho facts. We
imagino that the overwhelming majority of
voters know the facts, though, and will act
In accordance with their obvious lesson.
Preserve the gold standard! No repudiation!
Gen. Gordon as a Pop Rat,
Gen. John B. Gonnos of Georgia, at
present a Senator in Congress from thnt
State, has been regarded and regards him
self as a conservative Democrat nnd a
friend of honest money. On Monday, how
ever, he declared his intention of support
ing the Chicago nominations and miid that
ho might take the stump for them. Ills
reasons for favoring what his judgment
condemns offer a curious specimen of the
Inconsistencies into which a man can twist
himself in the attempt to justify an un
Tbe political situation In Oeorgls, while slmllsr
to that In ntber bombern Mate. ! not tboroujhly
appreciated In tbe Nortb. The Democracy of Georgia 1
Is always thrratene.1 with the accession to power of '
an undei-lrffble clement. This Is mad up of a radical
agrarian element, holding to very unnual vims on i
financial and other '-ueitlocs. With the aotstance of '
the negro vote this element raUbtnt any time secure j
control of the State.
"To krep this element, a most dangerous one. In
the background, the Democrats nnd It necosssry to .
stand together. There are bou of suuud money
Democrats In Georgia who. brfnro the Chicago Con. .
ventlon. talked as If they would not support any sil
ver nominee, but now most of th-, recognlslu; tbe .
alternative, are, one by one, deciding to vote tht
ticket- Republican rulo In my Slate would be a ca
lamlty, and the rule of tbe element I have mentioned
would be as bad, I dcent It my duty, under the cir
cumstances, to vote for the nominees of ray party.'
Which is to say : Let the radical agrarian
element, holding to very unusual views of
financial nnd other questions, get control of
the Government of tho United States! The
Populists, to whom Gen. GoilDON seems to
refer, aro agrarians very slightly moro rad
ical than thu so-cnlled Democrats of tho
Chicago Convention. Tho Democratic party
of Georgia has been thoroughly raditalired
1 since tho days of tho Farmers' Alliance to
which it surrendered, which took almost
complete posession of it, and of which, If
wo nro not mistaken, (icn. GoitDON himself
found it prudent to become a member. A
part of the agrarians went nut on their own
hook nnd became Populists. The rest con
tinued and continue to call themselves Dem
ocrats. Though they havo fought each other
bitterly, there is no great difference of nrln
ciples between the two parties, and the
struggle between them is for power and
office and not for principle. With the dis
appearance of tbe agricultural Sub-Treasury
scheme, the 1'opullstn of St. Louib and
the Pup Huts of Chicago ant substantially
the same things; and in Georgia, an in any
other State, tho Democrat who is prepared
to support IlltVAN Is prepared to supixirt
and is actually supporting Populist, agrari
an, radical principles.
The undesir.ihlo element which Gen Goit
DON fears controls bU own party at present;
and he is opposing that clement by meekly
submitting to It und seeking to give it con
trol of the country I
We do not understand what Goo. Gouoox
means by lugging in tho negro vote. If ho
fears that tho election of a Republican
President nnd a Republican Congress would
revlvo the Forco bill nnd endanger whit
supremacy In tho South, ho fears a bogey of
his own ranking. Tho Republicans hnvo
given up the Force bill Idea, for good and
nil. and not only In their platforms, but in
their wishes. This Is due to no portlculnr
virtuo of theirs, but to the fact that the
South has ceased to bo " solid," and that
they hope to mako several States of It Re
publican, nnd not hy especial rllanco upon
or encouragement of the colored Republi
cans thero, but by nn appeal to business
Interests. Thero Is absolutely no existing
reason to apprehend any danger of negro
domination in tho South in so far as any
measure of tho Federal Government for
that purpose arc concerned.
If Gen. Gonnox is afraid of tho negroes
in State elections In Georgia, thnt fear has
no rational connection with his vote for
Presidential electors, and should have no
effect upon It. He can vote tho Democratlo
ticket In State and local elections without
voting for tho wild agrarianlsm of the
It has been reserved for Gen. GoitDow to
discover that tho way to keep the radical,
agrarian element out of power is to put it
in power; nd that what he regards as a
calamity at Atlanta would be a blessing at
An adopted son of Editor CnABt.cs A. Dara
U a wheat raUnr In tbe SUM of Washington and
rree-sllvcr man.-CAIcago Tribune.
Why should sach a lie ever be Invented ana
pat Into circulation In tho newspapers T
Gold men arena there would be no Increase
whatever In the value or silver bullion If the Govern
ment agreed to buv all of It tbat was prevented at tha
mints. Is tbat wholly log cal ? JJvjtruio Timet.
Our contemporary is rcasonlne on the other
side of nowhere. The cold men don't uso tha
argument attributed to them by the Buf
falo Timu. So Informed person talks of the
"Government aereelne to bay all the sliver
presented at tho mint:," for tho reason that
there Is no such proposition. Free-silver coin
sro doesn't mean that tbe Government shall
buy an ounce of silver. It means only that
everybody can take sliver to the mints In un
limited quantities and ret every Dlece now
worth S3 cents stamped a dollar.
If the Hon. Tomtom Watsok Is a man of
his words, he will bolt tho nomination of the
lion. WiM.tAV JcN.ti.fGS Dhtak at once, and
without waiting for Malno to yield to Georgia.
In the Interesting number of Mr. Watsos's
PenpW$ Party Paper lssned just before he re
ceived the honor which he had rashly
waved away, bo pointed out tbe futility
of voting (or the yonne Nebraskan. lie
said tbat "ItnYAX will find his hands
tied. If elected, and can no more secure the
passaseof a free colnsco law than Ci.evslaxd
secured tariff reform." If Mr. Watsox Is right.
Mr. BnrAN should wlthdraw.and If Mr. Bar ax
persists In rcmnlr.lnc In tbo field, no friend of
free coinage should vole for blm. It I becotn
Inc clearer every day that Watsou and Wiiy
MAtts nre tho only men capable of taking tho
crisis by the wlndrlpe.
The ProvUlcncr Journal is as ancient as
age, and was the discoverer of respectability.
It Is learned, sage, full of the cynicism of the
Mocwump who has survived his Illusions; and
there Is a frequent, dry crackle of wit upon Its
lips, which welcome a Latin Inscription or a
clam of Itocky Point with an equal Joy. It Is an
authority on baseball nnd tbe early history of
Providence Plantations. In abort. It It fall of
cifts. Whv. then, does It forget tbem and
wantonly speak of a Senator In Coceress as
"l-en"? It Is tho prlvilece and chief amuse
ment of tbe Hon. William Eur.rtsox Barhett's
organ, tho Ilmtrm Atlrerttter, to amputate digni
taries and strew itself with " yen." and " Cong."
and "Got." la Providence only an Imitator of
Boston, after all f Then the new railway sta
tion In Boston, a station regarded by Providence
as an Insult to herself, will be a just punish
ment of pride.
WiiabtovHahkeb of Philadelphia doea Dot
ride tbe wheel, but approves of 11 riftstr.iro'i Die
Wrr t,nTO"f BARKr.n of Philadelphia didn't get
tha Pop Bat nomination for President at Chi
cago, whither ho went to seek It; but be ap
proves of it allee samee.
The Hon. Gkokge Fhed Williams, tho
Dedham reformed goldbug, la engaged In carry
ing Vermont for Mr. Bryan. Mr. Williams
seems hopeful of succeeding In bis task, but, as
usuvl. his Invincible modesty fetters him
little. "I feel myself." he said at Newport. Vu.
"nt if It had been given me to tako some
part In the leadership of this cause." Why
"some"? Why not "all"? Whatever lead
ership he has he gave to himself, and
he shotddn't bo afraid to use It. Then
he went on to sny : " We are deciding a world's
question." "Wo!" Why nof'I"? Or Is tbo
"wo" a proviso for tho purpose of Including in
tho list of Judges of the world's question
tho Hon. Junnv O'Sui i.ivax of Lawrence, that
active young silver stntesman who was discov
ered discovering Mr. Williams at Chicago?
Tbe Vtlca Observer ought to lie nnd usu
nllyhas been a careful reporter of the Oneida
reservation and connecting stations, nnd it gives
ndlappolntment almost amounting to a shock
when it Is found guilty of this vast mlsappro,
hentlon of the giant facts of politics In Herki
mer and everywhere else In the State: "War
I m:r Mn.i.r.'i seeking the nomination for Gov
ernor. Titus Siikakii reeking the nomination
for Lieutenant-Governor." To say that Queen
I Victoria Is President of tbe French republic or
j that M. Kaciik Is Ilegent of Prnln. would not be
moro regrettably incorrect than this fable from
' Oneida. The Hon. Warveii Miller Is seeking
I the nomination of the Hon, Titl'h Bhkaiid: the
I linn. TiTL-s finr.Ann Is seeking the nomination
j of the Hon. Waunkr Miller. Sublime and
! affecting picture of political friendship and self
! renunciation! Even the grnnltr-hearted Gmns
exhausts his More of pocket hankerthera when
thnt sweet struggle In Herkimer comes to his
During one of his campaigns In Nebraska he
made IcMy speeches, an-1 at die end declared that
I be could ilupltcute hli work without Inconvenience.
H unitete or Itijy J'Ll'jIarinn.
j At a matter of fact, he made eighty speeches a
Jnj-'for eighty days. And he duplicates the
oratory of others even more easily than bis own.
With no dcslro to do any injustice to the
Hon. Iloct's Smith, who is wielding hit pon
derous battle axu in Georxla to tha Imminent
danger of his own toe, Jonj-s can give him
double discount and play "all round him."
James Jones Is the chief Pop Hat showman.
Bill JomkhIs the Pop Hat candidate for Gov
ernor of Arkansas. John P. Jom-h nt Nevada,
he is cue of tho greatest living safe deposits of
silver thought, and shares with hit colleague,
the Hon. William MoiirisHtewaut, tho honor
of hating mado a silver speech, not ret com
pletwl, sixtecu years loni;. Onesisil's Uau
j Jor,, a gentleman nf excellent capillary
p-mers. Is thu Pop candidate for Governor of
Missouri. CllArii.Ka HlitSL'Ti's Jones Is lectur
lug upon the Pop Hut platform. And tho Hon.
j luvr JnMslmnf.nl Hen on tbo whole i'op
, and Pop Hut outilt,
I The life insurance companies having ven
tured to shove the robl'ry of their policy hold
ers that vtuuld result from the free coinage of
I silver, the .lflii"ld Omsfimdn proposes u true
j socialistic attempt at reten-o upon the Insur
ance companies. "The conduct of tbe life In,
I surance companies," It tare, "goes far to Justify
the claims of people who believe In Govern
ment ownershl:1. nnd will, if continued.
I )tt bring about tho condition of things which
I exists In Germany, where the Idea of Govern
Iroent Insurance hat gained a deep foothold,"
This threat ha a certain interest a showing
that tbe Pop Rat Socialists are willing to go
beyond their own platform and the Po plat
form even. While they are spouting about pri
vate monopolies, they wish to make an Immense
Government monopoly, an absorbing oentral
lr.d paternal atate. They mav succeed
In changing the value of a dollar and In chang
ing the nature of the Government; but are they
prepared to amend human nature? The Gov
ernment pays pensions, but we have not heard
of any one of tho 070,000 pensioners who wants
to bo paid In fifty-three cent dollars; and If the
Government goes into the life Insurance bailue;;.
It will not find Its policy holder any more par
tial to bad money than are tbe policy holder
under the private companies.
Still. thowtOanio OrmrtUiitton' remark are
Instructive, and well calculated to make more
votes against Repudiation.
Tho SU Lout Qlobt-Dcmocrat, ordinarily
a laborious, patient, and philosophical student
of temperament and talent, allows itself to be
betrayed by the heat Into the violent assertion
that "It would require several experts now to
tell" whether the Hon. GroitoE Fitr.D Williams
" It a genlut or a moral Idiot." When the ther
mometer hat reformed, it will be easy for the
Mlteourlan to question the oracle. Mr. Wil
liams may be too modest to admit tbat he has
genlns. but surely he will not deny that he
has a high talent for publlo life, ff he could
only get Into It; and be Is as moral as Massa
chusetts or tho Tutelar Codfish. Neither Is he
an Idiot, for he It a professional man. knows
how to take care of himself, and I rather com
pound than simple. Ills character ta at once
Intelligible and Impressive. Re weeps easily;
he delights In words; and hit desire to correct
himself of bashfulness makes him force himself
upon tht public In short, It Is his pride, and
would be his boast. If boast he could, to be the
Bill Butaji of Massachusetts.
rsTcnoLOQT o f tiii: s n.rea cbajsb
Jl Mental Affection thnt Most Bnt Its
Coorss-Aa Oplaloa that Hs Nearly Rds.
.from the Smporla Gaxette (fuukl.
Tbe quality of arroffanes in the human mind la cne
of the never-falllnit signs or mental derangement.
Tbe man who believes be Is Christ grows rabid wltb
fury when bts Identity Is questioned; tbe man who
fancies be Is tbo world's reformer, and that ha bat a
scheme to prevent sorrow, raves savagely when hit
scheme ts doubted. There is no point of arroqance
toowtld for tha social reformer, who. Infected wltb a
mental disease, fancies tbat bis particular panacea
will make all men angels.
To-day In tbe Und one of those wavee of nrsntal de
rangement Is twevping everywhere. The free-stiver
erase Is like the bluegloss craae. Uks tbe greenback
crate, like the boom erase, like the Alliance crate.
Dut there Is no reason or sense la 1L The wtldly arro
gant advocate of free silver, who can tee nothing else
la the world, is a victim, not a convert. He Is to be
studied ss a mental phenomenon, not argued wlta as
a rational being.
lie talks wtldly of tht crime of 'T3, Joss at tbe man
In tbe padded cell talkt of tha people who are skulk,
lug about trying to murder blm. It Is a delusion. De
fore tbe crime of 73 there had been but t-s.ooo.ooo la
silver coined In nearly a hundred years. In tht
tw-nty years following "the crime" asOO.OOO.OOO la
sliver and silver certificates were put In circulation!
yet the wud eyed cranks. In the arrogance of their
madness, screim and bowl about sliver being de
monetised by tbe crime of '73.
When a mnn, wild eyed and rantlferous, stands on
tbe street and proclaims that the best limes this conn
try has ever sen Mere from 1 Bill to 1973, in fsceof
the fact that tbe nation has irrown five timet more la
the two deoades after '73 than It grew In the four
decades previous, know that you are not talking wltb
a witrul and deliberate liar, bat with acraxr man.
8uch a man Is as surely Insane as tbe man wbo hides
In tbe woods from farjcled assassins.
Tbe wbo e tissue of tbe declaration of these silver
people Is tbe woof and warp of a dream. To attempt
to show the man who talks of the crime of 73 tbat
there was no crime of '73 ts wasting valuable Uroe.
Tbe man's brain will have to clear up. tbe mild Infec
tion of the Insidious disease will have to disappear,
tbe arrogance of Insanity must go. before argument
can reach such a mind with tbe healthful and natural
processes or logic.
Out nature win have to run Its course. Tbe fever
baa burned Its blgbesL Tbe crate has reached Its
decline. It will soon be over. It will have run lis
full length before frost.
Throwlaat tValer rrom Apartment Ilotscs,
To nut Editor of Tar. BvjSir- I noticed In Sun
day's Sea an account, given by a superintendent of
an apartment boose, of water thrown out or a window
over tbe parasol of a lad who was passing. In whloh
be seemed to take great credit to himself for bis
facility in bluffing her when she made complaint.
It Is so very similar lo a late experience of mine
tbat I am sure I may be pardoned for sending you a
statement or what occurred tome. I was passing tbe
Comlque bulldlrut, on Klfty-slxth street, when a quart
or twonot a cup fntt-oMlquld suddenly fell upon
im psrasol, completely drenching 1L 1 went to tbe
offlce. found a joung man then-, to wbora I showed
the paraol asking blm how It was pslrle su--h a
thing could happen In such a building, and Ifherauld
not ascertain who did It- lie expressed grat rer-t
for the oosurrence. but be really cu!d do nothing.
Tt.cre were loo peotile In ihe place and tbey were In
the bablt of throwing refuse out of the windows-he
bad even known eggs lo be thrown out aud It was
qulto Impossible among so many to locate tbecul.
pnts. So I left, stating thaL under such management,
of court-. I tould bar Hy expect redress, and I suppose
thai I really ought to be very tbanklul tbat f es
caped tbe eggs and other dShrla
My parasol Is ruined, and I would llko very much to
knon If ouemust submit lamblike to sucb slolaUons
of tight and decency!? C. L F.
SKH YoaJt, Aug. 3.
Call New York Lower Borough M the
To Tint FDrroa or The Set Sir Whatever may be
tald of the names of tho other " boroughi" In the
Greater 5ew York plan, tl.e proposal to call the lower
part of tbe city, the parent, the centre of tbe entire
system, after a little seven by-nlne patch of ground
like Howling Onn can only be regarded as preposter
ous and as calculated. If not Intended, to belittle tbe
present city of bew York.
It would never do for the business part of tbe city
to lose Its Identity, and I would suggest. If sou will
rvrmll me, tbat It It b neiewary to divide Manhattan
Island Int i boroughs tho lo wer part, say from Twenty.
mint street down, be callt-d "iheClly" We base
precedents for that In be cose of Ixjadun and. I bo
ileve, J'arls, and If we should follow those precedents
theorlglnsl city, whence all the present greatnt-si nf
the inrtnpolls sprang, voald prrscne Its l.ienlltr.
and the seat of in finance an1 commerce or a conti
nent would have a num.- and dignified designation.
ilOSTCIlIR,X,J.1AUg 3. leOd. lltTHUlvlJTAS.
To Prevent L'roaslng: Accidents.
To Tns Emtok or Tin Sin Sir: Will some of our
electrical experts tell us If the following Idea wonldn't
be possible as a preventive of accidents at grade
crossings. Havo a wlrt over the centre of each
track from tbe signal tower, say 2,000 feet or more,
throusb which a current of electricity would bo auto
matlralls sent with tbe setting of the danger signal
against that particular track. Then let each locomo
tive be provided with a sort of irollev pole, wllh
brosd wi.eel. wh'ch would be certain 'to strike the
overhead wire, however gri-at tbe spel. through
which the current of elecirlcity (li the danger signal
were set) would automatically operates trie steam
brakrs. and slop tho trstn txifore reaching ttio cross
ing? Itlsobviojsthat the derail proil.led on some
roads would be likely to prove as disastrous to a tra'n
moilcg at high speed as a collision wiin another
tram would. c. IL Knows.
Ul'uilaniiTlln. Aug. I.
From the Waeinyirm KvenlnQ SUir.
" I thought you were never going to speak to fliroia
again as loog as yon lived," said one girl,
"I know I said so," replied tbe other. "It wasn't
my fault that I broks tho resolution."
" How did It happen I"
" Ht called me up ovur the telephone."
From the WaslifnoTon Kirntna Star.
"Is Drysn what ye'd call a political economist"
asked the rural voter who reads books.
"Tlumpa. Onless Eewall shows more signs of
opcnln'up his bar'l he's got ter be."
Tbe Only Way.
from the WatMtvafoit fXtntng Star.
" I don't see why you asked Mr. Ilohr to ting," tald
tbe popular girl's sister.
I bated to do It." was tbe rep'y. "but It was the
only way to make him stop talkln;."
Uceoenltlnn or Worth.
Iron the Ctncirnatt Eeifulrer.
I."stldihe Isrgo ft person, with tbe largs fat
diamonds, "I am a self.xado man."
Tbu angu'arftrntleman with tha sourel air looked
at blm curloult.
"Moat have been your first Job, ch? 'he said.
A Doun to Art,
Iron the Chicago H'corit,
"They sty crude oil It liw "i.ilng exhsuited."
"Goodl Now we s) all be sparud tbe Infliction of to
many erode oil palutlngs."
Ftom the CKtoago Jleoord.
"So Mrs. Dllksr bat got a dlvoroe r"
"tes; tbe discovered that Mr. Bilker had been hid
ing bts small change every night under a fioisr-pot
ta lbs book yard."
'.. n. ...I,.,.. r,i, JS r-' --", -y . - -s jf .. V .
rati jvxt or dbuochax.
It la to Barest tho Platfort Caaa.
Thedotr before Bound-money Democrat u
plain, and that), local down th. Brran i Jte.
TheneceMlty l.apartr neceetl y. wftV the re
mits would Innre to the (rood of the country.
From tht lfe Smvrrta. Fleu One.
First and most Important, we do not npport
ll-not because we areanr th lesa a Democrat,
butmoreofaDemocrt,and oecant no eartiil t
good can come to the poor man a a remit or
free coinage of silver.
Trom the ItarroeUbmra, r, Unooerot.
Thlt paper cannot and will not wallow aj Pop
ulltt nomination npon a platform framed br
Populist Influence, endorsed and pronounced
acceptable by them. There 1 no party law In
existence and no honored precedent that re
quires any member of a party to support th
nominee of another party or a Joint nominee
of several anUgonlttlo partlc a a teat of fealtr
to hit own party. And so tne Democrat, refus
ing to support a new kind of Democrat on a new
kind of platform, will maintain IU Democracr
by sticking to the old Democratlo partr and
seeking to preserve the old Demooratlo faith
which bat been the guiding Hht of IU political
existence from tbe beginning.
From Me narvetvOle, a"-, owdslr.
In old Kentuoky there are 60.000 aound-money
Dtmoorats who are old enough to know the
danger that lurk tn a Popullttlo pUUorrn.
Their support Is the balance of power.
Vs the Frankfort, jr.. OafttaL
Th nomination of Bryan and Bewail, on a
platform such as that constructed at the reoent
National Convention at Chicago, and label
ling them Democrat, reminds nt of an epitaph
said to be seen In a church In Berkshire, read
ing as follows:
- Underneath thlt ancient pew
Lletn tne body of Jonathan Bios.
N. a-Uls name waa -Black but that woaldat do."
From the ttempMe Sunday ITeraUL
Honest money It the question of the hour, and
to seoure It defence Democrat mult rcnouno
the heresy of free coinage and relegate protec
tion to a back teat.
From the Chicago Jossraa.
The Chicago platform assail the great fun
damental prlnolple which underlie our form of
The Fnlplt and th afoastarr Qaesttosa,
To tom Editob or Tnr StjK Sir; Permit me
to raise my voice In praise of The Sea for It
great educational work In behalf of "honest
and sound money." Good newspaper like Tnn
Sun make good Instructor. But, next to good
newspapers, the safest and most reliable edu
cators are tbe pulpit orator of our country. If
the ministers of the Gospel are not the friend
and teachers of the people, where are our peo
ple to look for friends and Instructor T Hence,
next to tbe press. It 1 the duty of the minister
of the Go-pel to Instruct the people on the mone
tary question, that th honor and prosperity of
our country may be sustained.
Fluctuating money standards lead to rain of
all kinds in the religious, social, and commer
cial world. Kmpty parses do not make good
and loyal cltlxens; empty stomachs are not cal
culated to make men prosperous and happy,
and empty purses and empty ttomach make
empty churches. It Is the boundendntyof the
pulolt orators of tbe country to advise and to
instruct the masses which Is tha safest standard
for honest, sound money.
In lending my efforts to thl educational srork
about the monetary question I feel that I am
helping tbo people, serrlog my country, and
honoring my God.
(Rev.) Nicholas J. Huorna.
New Tons, Aug. 3.
Front Another Old TJensoerat.
To tbe TCcrrOB or Tax Sc Sir: For tbe erjeourar
ment of some of our Democratlo friends, I enclose a
letter from a correspondent and friend In Chicago, a
civil engineer by profession. In speaking of a rail
road project in wblcb be Is interested, and whtcn for
tbe preeent Is held In abeyance, he t&ys:
"And so we go disappointed; disappointment
appears to follow disappointment, and the end
is not yet. There Is nothing In sight, and moat
certainly not one dollar can be raised In the
East for any project In the Sooth or West Just
now, and deservedly so."
Tbe fools only are tn the saddle out there now,
though It Is my opinion that tbey will find themaelTM
badly floored In November next.
For the first time In my life 1 am going to vote tb
republican ticket, and If I bad tbe moneyl-would
gladly spend thousands to aid In tbe election of Mo
Klnley. There ts only one thing for all patriotic men
to do now. tbat ts to bury all party lines and unite to
put down tbe Popultsts. Anarchists, and free-silver
repudiating scoundrels. It Is a bitter pill for ma to
swallow, but I would bolt It. were It at large as ray
bead. Think of the Uemocratte Convention turning
down David B. mil, and then asking tbe people to re
gard them as tbo representatives of the Democracy
This man Is an uncompromising Democrat, but it
patriotic ana meant Just what he says, and will not
go bock on bis word. Pma K. Paiucra.
Borne SanllKht on a Foa
TOTmEnrron orTmsScs sir.- You have admitted
that free ootnaga at the ratio or IS to 1 would
enhance tbo price of sliver to $1.99 per ounce.
If tbe Intrinsic value of stiver, at tbe ratio of 80 to
1 when silver Is 09 cenu per ounce, would produce
silver dollars equal tn Intrlnslt value to gold dollars,
so would sllser at the ratio of 10 to 1, when sllwr ts
II. i!.' per ounce, produce silver dollars equal In In
trinsic value to gold dollars. Aa 3(lr.9 equals tVO 70
and lOxtl.i'J equals (30 m, I would lite to know
where the 63 cents douar cornea In. If. as you say the
prtc- of silver would undoubtedly rlso to (una, which
ir not, r-duce 'the grains In a gold dollar.
eOEaSTllaTURTSEXT, Aug. 4. O. A, Cusraru.
Mr. Campbell's letter, we regret to say, suggests that
be Is somewhat determined to wabble on this ques
tion. If under the free coinage of silver the price of
silver rises to (l.Si per ounce. It will lo (i.gj in sil
ver, or tne equivalent of Its present price of 69 cents
In gold. The rrlv of silver, or t is figure at which It
Is quoted, would rise, but the value of an mince of sil
ver would remain 09 cents In gold. Jtr. Campbell's
figuring, therefore, ts fallacious. The ,69 whloh he
multiplies by 80 U. In reality, equal to l.tv. which he
multiplies by 18. Uls (90,70 represents gold, but hit
(20.ni tepresents silver.
Tbe proposlt'on contained In hit last aenteno.
though, deserves notice. It Is really what tha stiver
men are aiming at. only they are not houest enough
to say so.
Where Bryan I Ttyroale.
To Tir Eniroa or Tux Ecn-SIr; The following
from Drron's great satire, sterns to he accurately d
tcrlptlveof tha methods of Mr. Bryan and bit con
" Fear not to lie, 'twill seem a sharper hit;
bhrlnfc not frsni b'aspiemv. 'iwlll past for wltt
Care not for feeling, pass your proper Jest."
Srw Tobx, Aug. 4. J. H. B.
10 to 1, and "Tlireo Aorta ana a Cow."
To the P.prroa ur Tnn Set-Sir: On no question
aro tbo people less Informed than that of finance. It
has been tbe bone or contention during all the ages.
and whenever dt.asuir aud ruin came.lt was caused
by the lusjorlty Ignoring the lessous of history and
the dictates of common sense. There are to-day tbou-
i???!?'..??".'" ""I" w? ate deluded Into tbe belief
if:fI,2,,,0,.,I"nf,,1"lej are is receivo lu for I
Just as the l.eKro became tho duns uf designing demi'
Knguetarirrtheeioto or tnoclv I ar, by the omw.
ot "three acre, and a cow." The baseness of the iK
I'rH1'.t'1T'ni,"t',c demonstrated twjoud auetilon.
and the Insane rsnt aud mnuthlngs of tho Stewarts
Hon absurd, What Is needed Is confidence and tb.t
tt.er are destroy n bv tcelr platforms in,? ?. ?
dotes, inert. Is i.. uD'of mousy, Imt iver? ImuSli.
int w is crlMilid h, lack of confidence. V i!
notiteaga.dtfunitn print a ballet and scalier it
hr.n'dfft!'ir''I,,,f "'''"'I taten.rnt "lb. ,"',,
ling Mia In S.lL.ia bams, sating baukt T ami ILyL
d Ijo.tis. and thus tire nn object lesion to the r.riuera
au.l earners Mat li Is noi want but use D7tiK
inouejr that causes stagnation, i-t i, ,.", ,fcJ ,ne
Wtmimo,. u q vvv "ox' g1MOi, v,-0Lri
To rn Euitoe or ma Hxn-Slr: In the acid of
pollilct men are often respected because of the char-
acter of tbe enemies tbey make. Likewise the rovers
?.. tfKol. k?,datJd7.f"po...!?.7,'!T.U,loBwaVj
Mrryan will, j trust, do hi. caJHTIreaieVharSTbia
CBXttA'B rOBTAK HElirXCB, j
JEattrotr in rrtrato Haadn-tThM test,
(ha Cststosa aad Consols Do .Nt L,J3
After Fan Xhronah Native shot, ;
from the St. Jamee'e Oatttte,
The Chinese Government has request u
Robert nartof tho Imperial Maritime n,,
to reorganlie the postal system of the emplt.
This decision afford another proof that cut,
Is awakening at latl to a proper cohsclonn,,. )
of Its backward tate, and allow one to ir,,,
the hope that effort will toon be made In t,th
directions is brlna the country more into n,
with modern progres. Tho Chinese fvst, u ,
itands. It altogether different from anything ta
be found In any other country whl. h pretenj,
to crrtllxatlon. it I In th hand) of private Is,
dividual. There la a special courier serrlcefo,
the conveyance of Imperial edicts and otkri
offlclal detpatche; but this correspond!
to tho corn of Queen' messengert which
we fcnve In Great Britain, and Is alta,
getber distinct from tho postal tyitctn. An ,
ceptlon must be made, also, In the case of trMtf
ports, where tbe different nations have their
own Pott Offices, the various Consuls being tN
garded as tho Postmasters fcr their tevtrsl
countries. They take charge of nnd Iranian 1
communication Intended for foreign countries, I
and they are responsible (with limited responsU I
blllty) for communication addressed to dwslU I
ers In the district over which their Jurisdiction I
extends. Foreigner living in the Interior or I
away from treaty port most make their owj J
arrangement for transmitting their letters ant 1
package to the nearest Consul, who will set 1
that tbey aro forwarded. Rave when a frltnl I
or neighbor Is making a Journey to that partlc 1
lar place, the only course at their disposal-u. I
taming that they do not care to employ a special I
messenger It to Intrust tbe matter to a natlrt I
"letter shop." 9
These letter shops are found tn great numbers I
In every town of tbe empire, and notes en tht 1
most Insignificant village is without os or I
more. In Shanghai alone there are something I
like 200. and rates of transmission are kept low 1
br reason of the competition. For this tarsi M
reason the shopkeepers are verr obliging, sal I
tbe service tbey afford Is. under the dltllcnli
nature of the ciroumitancee, singularly satis.
factory. They cannot afford to risk their repo.
tatlon by bad work, and It says much for tht
system, as It ts carried out, that those foreigner! B
who are antler tbe necessity of availing them,
selves of It speak woll of It in regard to seen,
rlty. though naturally they do not say much for
It In the matter of rapid delivery. Tho letter
shop men do not nse stamps, but their parties,
lar "ohop" or seal Is always afaxe4
to the envelope or package fur parkagtt
of a moderate, site and weight are carried!
nnd ther will Insure the sender against
lots. When given In at a "letter shop" tht
contents of an envelope are displayed before It
It sealed and stamped with the "chop" of tht
shoo. Charge for transmission of , aluahlea art Hj
made on a percentage of declared value, and. at
with letter, these differ according to tl.e dlt-
Uscce to bo carried. A receipt is given, ur.d tht
shopkeeper then becomes responsible cither for
its safe delivery with unbroken seal, or fnr lu
return to the sender. Owing, as we have hinted, HJ
to tbe competition that exists In large cities ru.d
thickly populated districts, this It necessary If
the shopkeeper hope to retain his customers,
In some parts of the empire about two-thirds of
tneaxpenteof transmission Is paid by the sender, HJ
the remainder being collected from the recel er
tbut the shop 1 secured against entire lost
from transient easterners. Another featare much HJ
appreciated by native merchants it that of keep,
log an open account with the shop. Charges art HJ
entered against regular customers, and settle, HJ
menu are mad monthly. In case of loss It it
seldom necessarr to call la the aid nf courts,
the force of competition being aumclcat to In HJ
are reasouable settlement. The employees nf HJ
tbe several shops to from house to bouse sek
log customers. In the northern province, where n
horses arc plentiful and roods relatively wood.
the letter carrier commonly use bore- or doc,
keys, which are (applied at stations about ten
mile apart. Each mrxeenger earriee from ser. BJ
enty to eighty pounds of postal matter, ail H
travel about Ave mile an hour. When hi HJ
arrives at a station a few minutes only art HJ
allowed to change horses and he la off again H
tlll tbe end or his route ts reached, when
tbe bag 1 given to a fresh man. who starts at
once, no matter what may be tbe hour of thl LflJ
day or night, and regardless of wind, rain, bear,
or cold, until he too has completed bis service
and banded the parcel to a third messenger. H
and tho It reaches its destination. For short
distances, and in all the central and southern HJ
parts of china, tbe messenger travels on foot at HJ
a rapid pace. Tbe service would be liable ta Hjl
highway robbery; bat the robber bands of each HJ
district collect blackmail, and for the sums paid HJ
tbem regularly tbey not only do not molest tht HJB
messenger themselves but agree to keep others UJB
from doing so. HJ
There are two kinds of stamps known amoDf HI
dealers as Chlneee stamp. Tbe first was Intro- HI
duced br Sir Robert Hart (who is to reorganlzt HI
tbe whole trystem), and It used only Is the cut. HJJ
tomi service. The other ts a local Shanghai HJ
tamp used by a company carrying letters about HI
the city of Shanghai and to outposts when HI
there are foreign Consult, chiefly on tbe Yangtri HJ
River, and to the ports of Nlngpo and Foo:how HJ
In the south: Chefoo. Tientsin, and Pekln In HJ
the north. These two systems are entirely in HJ
tbe hands of foreigners. HJJ
Sho 3ot Der Xraasfsrt M
From the XmpKte Coosmsrcta, Appeal H
"I want a transfer to tho depot," sold tht lady H
with a feather In ber bonnet. HJ
"Certainly, madam; whloh depotT" asked th H
" I want It to the depot," repeated the lady of HJ
the feather. HJ
" Hut I don't know which depot you mean," HJ
replied the conductor. H
" Never you mind what you know and what
yoa don't know." mapped the woman: "yoa m
do as you are told. You give m a transfer: do
" Rut "
" I won't have yonr bat. Just you give m H
that transfer or I will report you."
And the conductor gave It to her. while every m
one on the car hoped he had sent her to th
wrong place. I
rorelsn Kotos or Real Inter-sit. ',
Arohduohett ktarta Dorothea, when she car- J
lies tha Duke of Orleans, will observe the new M
law and have a civil marriage before the rellft.'M
oeremony, although the royal family Is expressly
excepted from the operation or the law.
A Hiss Pottle, who waa schoolmistress st s rises
called Ponder's End, tn England, wis recently
dismissed for tampering with the school reenters,
though It was pretty clearly shown that ttr alter
ations had been mad by lbs Board which dis
Lord Oerard bat settled for (19,000 a sutl whl.-l
be hat been fighting for nine years aalmt tti
London and Northwestern Railway Co-afiny
about some land of his tbat was taken, asl tot
which he asked (1.800,000. tils costs art proba
InOc-Chlnese object collected by the Pavle ms.
slon, whloh ipent sixteen years In the country,
have Just been placed on exhibition In the Nstursl
History Museum la Paris. They ooiuprlse arrcs,
oostnmea, utensils, apcclmont of r-ro shlosts,
and many photographs,
Japan'a Diet voted (43,008,000 for the ros
itrucllon of railroads, telegraphs, and ei! si la
last session, and (97,000.000 for the nttros.
tlou and purchase) of war materials an! (-'!'
Since January. 18DS. (600,000,000 hss been la
vested hy Japanese In banks, railroads, and c'tsr
Alexandra Dumas, the father's "Antony " net
to ' Henri III. et sa cour" his greatest I'sns'H
success, is 13 be brought out t the TbsuireJf is
Republlque.tho old ChAteau d'Eau, It t'tX
performed at the Porto Saint Martin Tsui" la
IB31, when Dumas was 3t)cars of ae. Ii ll
performance tn Paris was In 1m-0
Late reports from West Africa say thst i"
will soon have 100,000 men under arns ir li
neighborhood of Wadejal, on the up,' ,;"!
Preparations aro also being made at I sr : fT
an expedition of 1,000 men, Inelullnj ma J -:t
troops and Sencgalcso sbarpshu dors I I
Tchad. Two largo steamers from l'-i ' '"-
Ixitngo every mouth now,
Telephono wlret seem to havo nn In.) "' ""
fluenco In preventing lljhtnlng f roni si W ' "
cording to the Investigations of tbo ten. " '
graph department Throo hundrM c l'"f
towns with telephone systems ml ' '
without them were under rbiTailn tre fir.
but the lightning struck three tl u. ' '
hour of storm; In the Inner flvo tluic '
tbe vlolrnee of tho lightning was mu.b ' t iu "-
Prague's munlciptl council nwent'y " "'
painful mesa over tho proposal to ere ' "
John riuss. They ar.s all I'.-et'lis on 1 ' ''
mire IIuss as a llohcmltn v. bo It '
mans. At the sumo tlmo ican of t' ' " '
Catholics and cannot forget that he ' '
heresy, while others object tn llu, f r . - ' a
a religious reformer. The stitue w , "
set up In a prominent place as an a ' '"
Purasos like "I don't want to," wit t- '' '!
tlvo elided after tbe lo, basin,! be. "
be Ameiicanltms, the llov, J. trie w- ' "
too4ittvhat be had always used an ' ' 'l'
form, belli a nailvo of South I - J "'J
quotas Dr. Watts'! "lt bears and II .is . ""
light, for 'Us tbtlr nature to," !r rl
Hall gives a long list of English r-t ' ' ' ll
phrase, beginning with th year B3o a "
Jeremy Collier. Dsfoo, Souther, H '" t,M
I lUade, Buskla, aad OcMg Kilos. --