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I j I TUESDAY, BEPTKMDKH 31, 1807.
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Remember John Boyd Thnchor
! To what melancholy fate are the leaders
j ' 0f tij6 Democratic State organization steer-
V Ing Justice Alton 13. Parker, when they
:. j push that gentleman along the path trav
el, oiled last year by the inventor and flrnt
i, Ylctlmof the political expedient now gen
nfl' orally known as Thacherism I
wJ Mr. Tiiachku gave hisnnmo to the deadly
H thing which he devised Just twelve months
Af's ago. In this respect he resembled Dr.
ffl Joseph Ionace Guh.lotin. There Is a
Ii widely accepted belief, baaed rather on a
',l sense of dramatic propriety than on actual
'IB. historical facts, that Dr. Goxllotin per
t'l Ished at last by the guillotine. That Is not
1 . to ; but It is true that TliAonER perished
! by Thacherism.
Thacherism in 1800 consisted in smother
Ing your principles and swallowing your
? former avowals, mcanwhllo keeping your
! heart and soul true to the right, and
v going to the polls and proudly and
loyally voting for the wrong. It was
,i an ingenious Idea, conceived In tho hopo of
I ' carrying honest men over a troublesome po-
, ', littcal emergency, but It didn't work as
expected. Thacherism lasted, as far as
, ' TilAcnER was concerned, for Just nine days.
.? Then It ended TrtACHEn politically.
' ' Thacherism in 1807 Is thus defined by
Mr. Elliot Danfortii, the Chairman of the
J ' Democratic State Committed
. "Precedent prevents us from reaffirming any plat-
form. Slats or national, while It la still In full fore
'. and effect, but our failure to do to enablra avery
; county. dUtrlot, and municipal convention In the
r Btata to reaffirm Its allegiance, became It li always
! ; . customary, and for this same reason the 8tate Com
' : ' mlttae did nut Indoraa the party platform."
j J . That is to say, as far as concerns the State
i r ' ticket, tho still binding creed of Bryanizcd
: Democracy is to be covered up, Mr. Justice
' 1 , Alton B.Pahkeii consenting, in order that
' the local and minor organizations may be
i ' free to reaffirm that creed squarely and
' boldly perhaps 1
f. This is as clear as mud ; but the logic
J ' and ethics of Thacherism always are of tho
t crystalline clearness of mud.
Hr , Bemcmber Joun Boyd TnAcnxn 1
HE .' British Ships In American Waters.
U i "We observe that the London Times
H1 ' speaks of the departure of the Renown
1 from Portsmouth for Halifax as " an occa-
Hit. lion of exceptional interest in the modern
Hfj. history of the navy." She is tho flagship
HWi of YIce-Admlral Sir John Fisher, who re-
:- lleves Sir James Erskink in command of
H,-f1 tho North American and West Indies sta-
;J; tlon. The Times praises the abilities of
3!? the new Commander, who was recently
lji. Controller of the British Navy, and says
HVt that the late Spithead review " was in
HLffljr large measure a witness of the energy and
K? ' i fidelity with which he had discharged his
Hi! I stupendous task."
Hh I But the statement of special Interest is
HH t that the Renown is "the first modern bat-
m i tlesblp of the first class" that has ever been
Ht 1 I lent to American waters. The Renown,
Hj . lays tho Times, Is " the fastest battleship
LaB-Jlt In the navy, the Immediate successor of
II the Royal Sovereign class and the Im-
.,, mt mediate predecessor of the Majestic class,
HJi ii combining many of the most valuable char-
Hj; i acterlstica of both." It contrasts her with
B; the Bellcrophon, a battleship once on this
K -;' itation, and says that the Renown " is not
Hw 'J only strong herself, but tho representation
B: ;' of immense strength In reserve."
HJ,' ' We also observe in the despatches from
HJ; l Bermuda an account of the arrival there
HJ' from England of the Charybdls, the Colum-
HJ, t bine, the Rocket, and the Quail. The last
Hj two are recent types of fast torpedo boat
Ht; destroyers, a class of vessels never till now,
HJ , If we are not mistaken, employed on the
Hli j: American station. Altogether the increase
Hfl' of British naval strength on this side of
Ht i the Atlantic Is noteworthy.
h Violation of a Great Party Rule.
Hi !-'' If Tammany, at its forthcoming conven-
H- c Hon, shall fail to gtvo its Indorsement to
H' the national platform of the Democratic
Ha,' ' party, us laid down at Chicago, it will be,
Hb k lo far as we can recall, tho first tlmo In Its
H ? history that the Columbian Ordor has aban-
HJji floned tho Jeffcrsonlan practlco of combln-
Hk Ing national. State, and local Issues In
HaW, ivory contest at tho polls. That Is the his-
HVJr toric policy on which the Democratic party
H.fh wu ,mllt "P. ani1 it was tho rigid adher-
Hlj inu) to it that gave tho purty those long
HIKi, leases of national power which are almost
Hv without parallel even in Great Britain,
HSV where party government, in the modern
HBk acceptation of the term, had its birth.
Hlj In formulating the creed of tho party
H when he became President, Jefferson
Hfl ij distinctly laid down the State and inunicl-
HB pal as well as the national principles and
HS' policies for which It should contend In
HS every appeal to the people. They are
HB all comprehended in his terse and
HB tloquent characterization of the scope,
HB , objects, ami functions of government on a
HB" itrlct republican basis under the restricted
BBP luthorltles of tho Federal and State Con-
HB . ttitutioiiN, They form out) system, not two
Hf , lystemH, ench buttressing thu other and not
HB ' dependiug on itHulf alone for support. Tlie
R" andcrlyliiB wisdom of this masterpiece of
creative political skill has been cogently
-sP demormtrutcd in our history from thut day
BBM I to tnlB; not In tho Democratic purty alone,
BH f, but In all the other parties thut hurubeeu
HH formnd In antagonism to it. It was forcibly
HJ j Illustrated In this city a year ago, ulieu
HBj the Repul)llean party, flying its national
HH J colors, uud under superb leadership,
HBJ j achieved the greatest victory It ever won
HBJ I on Manhattan IhIuikI. State and local
Hi J, issues wcro then conjoined by the Ilepub.
HH '- llcana with the all-absorbing national
HJ ., issues which It represented.
!HH ' In fact, from the 'earliest days down,
questlous of high Federal Import have beou
it always combined with purely municipal
ones, Hnd the evasion of them by Tammany
' " yi'nr would mark the eradication of
) slmo-it the only llbrc uf Jeirersonlun prln.
UJ clplc it Is aujipowd to pohHi-hH, In the lust
Br" raiupnlgn Ti.inmauy declared (hat the
Hlj Chirugo platform was tho embodiment of
BHV 1 t gpiiulno Jcrrri-rionlaii fulth, Jf Itbe-
H f llrvcd ku then, It mut believe no now, and
its bounden duty Is to renew Its profession
of It and do battle to inako It triumphant
In Greater Now York. How Jefferson
rejoiced over every victory won under cir
cumstances of this character may bo seen
by tho subjoined oxtract from a letter to
Gen. Deauiiornb, In which ho Bent his con
gratulations to ELiminoE Gerry on his
rescue of Massachusetts from tho control of
"Tell my old friend, Oorernor Onutr, that t (It him
Klory for the roasting n lib which he nibbed down his
herd of traitors. Let them hare justice and protec
tion ag-alnit personal rlolence, but no faror. Towers
and prominence conferred on them are daggers put
Into the hands of assarslns to be planted In our
bosoms In the momsnt the thrust can go home to the
heart. Moderation can nerer retain them. They
derm It tlmM, and despise without fearlnt th lame
ness from which tt flows."
Again, writing to Levi Lincoln In the
first year of his administration aa Presi
dent, Jefferson said:
"Our gradual reforms seem to prodne good ef
teU (Terywhera ezoept In Connecticut. Their lata
session of the Legislature has been more Intolerant
than all others. We must meet thim there with
equal Intolerance. When they have glten us ashare
In the State oflloes they shall b replaced In a share
of the general offices. Until then, we must follow
The great Jeffersonlan rule was never to
glvo up prlnolples for any consideration
whatsoever. Beyond all question, tho
great majority of the Democrats of New
York and Brooklyn still adhere to the
principles of the Chicago platform. They
are honest and sincere In their convictions
and resolute In the support of them. It
remains to be seen whether Tammany can
whistle them off on a blind chase this fall.
The English Language in Connect
icut. The voters of Connecticut at their town
elections next month are to pass upon a
proposed amendment to tho organic law of
tho Nutmeg State. Tho present Constitu
tion provides that every person shall be
able to read any article of the Constitution,
or any section of tho statutes of the State,
beforo being admitted to tho rights of an
elector. This provision was adopted In
October, 1855. The other qualifications of
an elector In Connecticut are thus described
in tho Constitution:
"X male citizen, twenty-one, who shall haTe resided
In the state for one year, and In the town for six
months, next preceding the.electlon and shall sustain
a good moral character."
There has been, as it appears, no differ
ence of opinion as to what constitutes and
what falls short of the requirements of a
good moral character in Connecticut, but
tho provision which relates to the ability
to read " any article of the Constitution or
any section of the statutes of tho State"
has been thought to be ambiguoUB. Some
of tho election officers declare that such
reading should be, and by law must be, In
English, "while others have, with equal
vigor, contended that the ability to read In
any language tho Constitution or statutes
was all tho law required.
By the Federal census of 1800 the foreign-
horn population of Connecticut was 183,
000, and the number of foreign-born male
persons over tho age of 21 was 78,415. At
that tlmo 05 per cent, of the male voters in
Connecticut were native born and IJ5 per
cent, were foreign born. The ambiguity of
the Constitutional provision has led to the
acceptance in some counties of the votes of
citizens having no intimate knowledge of
English, and to the rejection In other coun
ties of similar applicants. In order to
bring about uniformity in tho matter there
was submitted to the Legislature In 1805
a proposed amendment, which was ratified
by both houses; and this year this amend
ment is to bo voted on by the people of the
State. It Is as follows:
"Every person shall bo able to read n tho EnolUh
language any article of the Constitution or any sec
tion of the statutes of the State before being admlttad
as an elector."
In other words, It will no longer be suffi
cient for an applicant for the rights of citi
zenship In Connecticut, if the proposed
amendment is adopted, to demonstrate his
educational proficiency by reading the Con
stitution In the language with which he
is familiar; he must be able to read it In
English. The voters of the Stato are asked
to give their sanction to this change, the
practical effect of which will be to render
uniform henceforth tho conditions of suf
frage in Connecticut. The rejection of the
amendment would do away with the re
quirement that English shall be spoken
There is now a large Canadian French
population In Connecticut. It is Increas
ing at a lively rate, and perhaps It Is on
account of this that tho proposed amend
ment bus found favor; perhaps it is prompted
by the desire of Connecticut electors gen
erally to restrict the suffrage by excluding
from It other newcomers. However that
may be, tho question will bo voted upon
next month and determined, so that In tho
future this Constitutional provision muy be
no longer Indefinite or ambiguous.
In New York State there Is no Constitu
tional requirement that English should be
understood, cither by citizens or Sheriffs.
lly Ilail to Hudson Hay.
The project of building a railroad from
Winnipeg to Hudson Bay, with a view to
connecting the road with n lino of steam
ers, the whole forming a now gruln routo
to Europe by way of Hudson's Straits, has
long been familiar. Hut while thutscheme
Is still under consideration, a rival enter
prise has lately appeared in tho proposed
extension of the Quebec and Luke St. John
Railway from its present terminus to. lames
Buy, which forms the southernmost purt of
This project, of course, has no new grain
routo In view, hut a plea of Hpeciul Interest
Just now is made for it as a possible route
from eastern Canada to tho Yukon gold
fields. For this purpose there would bo
water travel by Chestcrlleld Inlet and Eng
lish Riveras well as by Hudson Bay. In
addition, It is hoped that tho fisheries, tho
timber, and the minerals of the Hudson
Hay region muy furnish support for the
prooosetl nuw road.
The existing railway, It appears, is 100
miles long, extending to Hoberval, on Luke
St. John, whilo tho dlstanco thence to
James Hay would bo nearly twice as great,
a considerable part of it through a hilly io
glon, but the beginning and nearly or quite
all of tho northern half lying In compara
tively level territory. To the cost of con
struction would bo added that of uldlng
people to Bettlo on the line of tho road, and
also of shipping outfits for carrying on the
fisheries In Hudson Hay. But these expen
ditures would bring returns In traffic, and
if the great Inland sea could be reached In
a couple of days and nlnhts from Quebec,
thero might be some tourist travel, prompt
ed by tho facilities for going without dis.
comfort so far north,
On tho other hand, a glance at tho map
suggests that tho routo to the Yukon by
way of Hudson Hay must bu tedious anil
precarious. "When, by rail across the con-
tlnent and by steamer thence to Dyea, peo
plo from Eastern Canada can arrive so near
tho Klondike, region, tho effort to cross the
enormous, uutruvcllcd area between Hud
son Bay and the Klondike could hardly bo
tempting. Yet thero Is no saying how
much of tho continent to tho north of us
may yet be redeemed, and this Hudson Bay
project, llko tho one which seeks a new
highway for tho wheat of the Saskatche
wan region, may some day bo carried out.
The Clialnless Dioyclos.
Slnco tho announcement last spring that
the bicycle of 1808 would bo chalnless,
wheelmen and wheolwomen havo beon Im
patient to know all about the new machine.
But wheel manufacturers have been very
reticent on the subject, and llttlo Informa
tion was forthcoming. A representative of
the Pravidtnct Journal, however, appears
to have learned somo Interesting facts about
tho coming wheel and tho Ideas of Its
It seems that tho chalnless modola of
1808 will bo llttlo different from the wheels
of that sort which have been on exhibition
during tho present year. Practical teats
have resulted In minor changes In the orig
inal design, but tho shaft and bevel gear
remain. Thero are, however, two distinct
ways of employing the gear. One Is to
have the main driving cogwheel on the end
of tho crank axle close to tho bearing, and
another is to have the cogwheel midway be
tween tho two bearings, or in tho centre of
tho axle. By tho latter arrangement an
equal amount of pressure is supposed to bo
borne by each bearing. To add to the
wheel's rigidity, Its lower forks and rear
stays have been reinforced. These modifi
cations may help to overcomo the fear of
mechanics that In chalnless wheels the
framo Is too frail to withstand tho strain
Imposed upon It.
In the chalnless bicycle of 1808 tho ques
tion of friction is important. A rider of
the ordinary bicycle must frequently
tighten his chain because of the wear upon
tt, whereas tt Is asserted that tho chalnless
wheel may be run from 10,000 to 20,000
miles without any attention whatever
being given to Its adjustment. Llttlo oil
is required, and, as tho gear Is wholly In
cased, no dust nor dirt can interfere with its
movement. The weight of the new wheel for
road use will be about twenty-nine pounds,
or several pounds heavier than this year's
It Is intimated that the new chalnless
wheels will be sold for considerably more
than $100, perhaps $125. It will be neces
sary for the public to give the machines
a good test before being able to say what
they are worth, but It must bo admitted
that tho day of high-priced bicycles has
gone by, and wheelmen are firm In their
demand for lower prices.
Is There a Santa Claus?
"We take pleasure In answering at once
and thus prominently the communication
below, expressing nt the same, time our
great gratification that Its faithful author
is numbered among tho friends of TheSun:
"DEan Editor! I am 8 years old.
" Borne of my little friends say there la no Santa
' Tapa says If you see It In Tnt Br1 It's so.'
" Please tell me the truth; Is there a Santa Claus r
' ViRoiaia OTiasLOX.
"118 West NixXTrnrrn street."
Virginia, your little friends are wrong.
They have been affected by the skepticism
of a skeptical age. They do not believe
except they see. They think that nothing
can be which Is not comprehensible by
their little minds. All minds, Virginia,
whether they be men's or children's, are
little. In this great universe of ours man
is a mere insect, an ant, In his intellect, as
compared with tho boundless world about
him, as measured by the intelligence capa
ble of grasping tho whole of truth and
Yes, Viroinia, there Is a Santa Claus.
He exists as certainlv as love and generos
ity and devotion exlbt, and you know that
they abound and give to your life its high
est beauty and joy. Alas 1 how dreary
would be the world If there were no Santa
Claus, It would be as dreary as If there
were no VmoiNlAs. There would bo no
childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance
to make tolerable this existence. We
should have no enjoyment, except in sense
and sight. The ctornal light with which
childhood fills the world would be ex
tinguished. Not believe In Santa ClausI You might
as well not believe In fairies i You might
get your papa to hire men to watch In all
tho chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch
Sunta Claus, but even If they did not seo
Sautu Cluus coming down, what would that
prove? Nobody sees Sunta Claus, but that
Is no sign that there Is no Santa Claus.
The most real things In tho world are thoso
that neither children nor men can sec. Did
you ever see fulries duueingon the lawn?
Of course not, but thut's no proof that they
are not there. Nobody can conceive or
imagine all the wonders there are unseen
and unseeable In tho world.
You may tear apurt the baby's rattle and
see what makes tho noise Inside, but there
Is a veil covering the unseen world which
not the strongest man, nor ecn the united
strength of all the strongest men that ever
livjid, could tear apart. Ouly fulth, fancy,
poetry, love, romance, can push aside that
curtain and view antl plcturo tho supernal
beauty and glory beyond. Is It all real?
Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is
nothing else real and abiding.
No Suutu Cluus I Thank Gout hu lives,
and he lives forever. A thousand years
from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten
thousand yeurs from now, ho will continue
to make glad tho heart of childhood.
Tho tull; of the Low adulators about his
running "tfiuipclllue Tamm.iiiv to nominate
tlio beat until il can net" amuses everybody
ho really understand the political Munition.
Low's persistence In his Independent r.uiill
tlaiy, us all politicians kuon, voitlcl Ib limbic
lml to Tntuuinii)' to make a (unrn and out-and-out
oruanliatlon tlikct. Taintniny hui no fear
of Low. It regards him us a friend.
Tho Initiative nnd referendum can bo
heard clatterinu over tho Chicago pavements,
Cook county hits an association of philosophers
ot creat name, the Sovereign Clllrouv, Tho
Sovereign Citizens uro not so called In honor ot
the Hon, Jamks Hodomont b'ovuitutiK, hut bn
causo, like him, they are full of sovereignty nnd
and referendum Into national, State, and munici
pal government. At a session ot tho Sovereign
Cltlens the other night, Sovorolgn Citizen
Hess, who said that ho was not an An irchlat,
"made sweeping sluteincntu ugalnst Hebrews,
business uien and city-bred folks, and predicted
tho downfall of tho country." Why should tho
country lull down when tho initiative nnd refer
endum Is or nre ready to save itt Sovorclgn
Citizens should stick to the lultlatho nnd
reiurenduiii, and let Hebrews, Ijuslncsx men
and city-bred folks alone. Sovereign Citizen
Hess "Admonished his honrcrs to ribe up
and wlpooutof existence all corporations, syn
dicate?, and trusts." Why rise up and wipe
out when the Inltlatlro and referendum are or
Is readr to rlsa up and wipe out everything that
gives Sovereign Citizens pain I They havo a
beautiful remedy for all dtsoasos ot the Stato,
and should use and advertise no other. Tho
initiative and referendum will euro everything,
including tho Chicago sidewalks.
The Hon. William Jknninos Bryan
was Introduced to an audience the other day
"by Mr. A. K, Orchard, a Christian nilnlstor
who made a reputation last yoar as a sllvor ox
hortor." Mr. OitcilAlin produced some compli
ments which " brought a rosy blush to the cheek
of the Hoy Orator," who was described as " tho
living herald of tho common ceoplo," nnd "tho
living exponent ot JolTcrsonlnn Democracy and
Llncolnlan Republicanism." Tho living horald
and living exponent of Brynnlsm, after having
illuminated his cheek with the rosy blush horc
inbetoro mentioned, "modestly disclaimed the
pinnacle erected for btm by tho Chairman." To
what purposo was this excessive show of pu
dency I A living herald nnd exponent ought
not to bo mado to stagger by a salvo of compli
ments, ltesldcs, did not the proud conscious
ness of this orator tell him that tho Chairman
had erred, If at all, by understatement I
Chapman says he will yet be heard In this
campaign. Cltt (land Leader.
This Is tho Hon, IIorack Leonidab Chai-man,
plutocrat nnd Domocratlo candidate for Gov
ernor of Ohio on an antl-plutocratto platform.
If his voles wero a park of thunderbolts ho
couldn't speak loud enough to make the Hon.
Jontt R. McLean hear htm.
The Hon. Patrick Jerome Gleabon In
formed his petitioners Saturday night that their
actlou indicates that "there is In our people a
determination to secure In the result of this
election tho freedom of the now city from party
control." "For this purposo," he continued,
"you will havo the support of every patriotic
clttzon." Mr. Gleabon and Mr. Low agree In
their determination to secure tho freedom
ot tho city from party control. Which of
tho two shall every patrtotlo citizen sup
port! It will be hard to choose between
them, but the cholco must be mado. Shall Pat
rick or Setii bo solected as tho final representa
tive of non-partisanship f Tho Long Island City
man's petitions may not contain as many names
as thoso of th i Mornlngsldo man, but they are
believed to conttin tho names of genuine sup
porters only, and not to bo transections from
tho directory. As a unl'ylng force Mr. Oleason
has been remarkably forcible In his kingdom.
Tho mortar board should yield to tho battleaxe.
Thomas Watson Is one of the fellows that the
shotgun Democracy would like to suppress, but oan't.
St. iUul Xttsjxilcft.
What doublc-oxtra Gothic Ignorance is this I
Tho South wish to put out one of tho brightest
lights of Its literature, a very candle and cresset
of tho lltoraturo of the world f The South seek
to suppress the playful historian of Franoel
Why, if Tom Watson's poll should set Itself
on tiro there's not a hand In Georgia but would
turn a hoso or douse a bucket at that bronia
temple ot intellect and historical humor.
Tho Hon. Fred E. White, the Domo
cratlo candldato ' for Governor of Iowa, was
frank enough at tho beginning of his campaign
to admit that the silver dollar might come to be
worth ton cents, and his frankness has won
for him a certain sympathy, which he needs
as his canvass goes on. Ho was nomi
nated three months ago, and tho platform
of the comcntlon which nominated htm asserts
that tho Iowa farmers are marketing their
products "nt less prices than ever before." Tho
Iowa farmers are tho best judges of tho truth
and value ot that assertion. The Iowa Demo
crats bet on calamity and they havo lost. They
are not likely to indulge In an early convention
The Hon. James K. Jones of Arkansas is
a well-meaning soul enough, and as a political
manager be Is exceedod In skill by only a few
babes In arms, but ho neods Judicious editing.
Somebodv should trr to reconcile Jones with
Jones and not permit tbo Fall Jones to contra
dict tho Jones of Spring. If Jones tried to
have tho Arkansas Democracy do what ho ad
vised tho New York Democracy to do, the
Arkansas Democracy would drive Jones
into tho woods or a recantation. Hut
Junes is not to be blamed too much for
his llttlo contradictions. Jones has been
mightily muddled as t'i his intellectuals
ever since tbo election, and be was fairly woll
muddled during tho campaign. Tho people In
sisted upon electing McKinlev, whereas Jones
bad elected Diivan, and over since Jones has
been figuring and asa.illlng the Money Power.
Yet, In udvlslng tho Now York Democrats to
forget tho Chicago platform, what was Jones
doing but advising them to truckle to tbo
Money Power I Jones is inexplicable, or elso tt
is not worth whllu to exnlaln him.
Hero Is a plcturo from real life In Pratt
cocnty. Kan , a teroual from a local paper! Mr.
gklkh last .Saturday Ijh a aoo diamond In his wheat
flfl.1 A'unsus City Journal.
Another Instanco of tho wicked work of Pros
perity. If wheat had not been bribed by tho
money kings to Btop going hand In hand with
her ulster silver. Mr. Git hum would have been In
no hurry to visit his wheat Held. He could
have gone to n Populist convention and
enjoyed the resolutions. The price of wheat
Is boosted by tho plutocrats and straightway
Mr. GitEEN Is working hard In his wheat field
and Is punished for his weak yielding to Pros
perity by losing one of his diamonds. Tho Indi
rect results of tho ravages of Prosperity must
ho awful to number and look at. Mnny a Kan
ens farmer must havo lost valtiablo diamonds
which he might have kept If tho country could
havo been blest with continuing bid times.
lKrd Salisbury's Kind Urart (Sires War.
From tho Spectator.
It Is no 'use to conoral the fact thtt the stntgsl
over the peace negotiations liu ended In a vl-tory
for German diplomacy. At first It iua said that this
bail been agrred to, but Friday's telegrams 'how that
tho negotiations art still dragon;, and It Is alleged
that tttu rest of the powers now ar'Uo that a tgln
nlng must bii made with the p.i)montof tho warln
dpmtilty ti.'oro th" Turks move. Of course, ir this Is
Insisted on, the dels) may lemtleM, for evacuation
ltfroiiie ilepi-ndritt upon the powt r of Greece to get
a loan. Hut the neci'uMty for getting tho money
qutrkly will probably oblige Iter to make worse U-rms
than she uri-d. Though, aa no havo said ahore, Ger
many lias triumphed, ivo mlnilt that Lord Salisbury
had no choice hut lu glveuny. The prnlotigatlcn of
the negotiations meant the pro'ongatlon of the Tutk
Ish ovcii) allon. Hut slnco Uurmar.y l..i,t no objivtlun
to Hint occupation and Lord MilUhitry bad, I.ordSnlli
bury was nt tho mercy of the Ucruiati ucgotlitors.
They could play tho waiting gamo. Ho could not
without brluglngevtnmora miseries on Theasaly,
Knew .Morn Tlinn Ilia Eiamlsan,
Troni rie .iltAnmlrta Oazettc.
WAsttisaTO. hopt. If. A yourg dear-mutn oamnl
Sli-i. Ill, n Bttulrut of thocollcoof deuf-iuutcsotitat
Kci.diil! (In en, sor. e time a took a civil sen lea ex
amination for a position In tho Weather Ilurcau.
When It came to r.ohlug an example In aphorl
tilgoiinmrtry, he atonhhid' thnnxomlner by naklug
for a tahlri of Irgsrlthma Tho examiner finally wrote
that II. o rules forbade tho hrlrgluof nny pupcraor
Uiuks Into the loom, ami touhl hunlly be convinced
that the solutlonof cxamplraof this kind was lm
pOAlhlo without what tho mute ouug man called
for. After a confab the examiner went around the
room and struck nrf the question from tho pars,
noting that a great many had attempted a solution
anyhow. The mutt Ister naked the examiner to tako
orr another question which went lyond thu required
or stated hounds. This, too, was douo. The young
man got a place.
lEnglaud's Srliftmrs to Keep tbe Nile.
Jroin the London Dally Hall.
King Mwanga eamo to grler lu Uganda by abetting
the Congo soldiers who bad revolted and slain their
Htlglnu ofllcrrs. As the cosmopolitan scramble for
the Lppir Mle territories Is attracting so much at
tention just now, It Is Inrtstiug to note tuut tho
largo Hrltlab district north of the Victoria Nyaurala
competent to hotd Us own. Sir Herbert Kltchener'a
objective Is to Join hands with tho lirlllih authorities
In Uganda us speedily as possible having to walk
over the dead body of the Khalifa ea rout.
cokd TttvTtt FnonrxnE aorrrn sivjz
A Ixikc latan Itdlter'a Spirited reply t at
seth Low .Muawiima.
from Ins lloekvillt Centre South Side Observer.
An esteemed correspondent nnd long-tlmo
reader of tho Observer writes ub alettorstrnngly
criticising our remarks in la t Ifsuo concerning
Seth Low. He says: "How any rcspoctnblo
newspaper can uphold Tom Plntl, as tho Obser
ver does. Is a mystory to mo."
This paper has not been nn upholder of Piatt
except as ho has been nn exponent of Republi
canism nnd sound money. Wo bellcvo that Mr.
Piatt In true llopubltcanlsm nnd sound states
manship Is far ahead of Seth Ixm. Can our cor
respondent tell us what Soth Low was doing a
year ago, when Piatt nns nt St. Louis battling
for honest money t Did Low do anything to
back him up I Is Low now In fnvor of the gold
standard! Does ho mention It In hla letter of
acceptance I Is ho not to-dny giving more aid
and comfort to tho silver forces of Tammany
Hall than nny other man In New York city or
Can our correspondent tell us to-day what nro
Seth Low's views on protection or frootradot
Does ho favor tho D.nglcy tnrllT, which has
already brought much prosperlt j to this country,
or Is he still n believer In the Wilson bill, which
dirt so much to Injure tho I'nltcd States!
Ho who has no pinions on theso Important
subjects enn scarcely ho railed a fully developed
man, Tho Ilopuhllcans hnv mnny able men til
to be Mayor of New York. Why does not Mr.
Low try to form a union with them to down
Tammany! Our correspondent thinks Piatt Is
"notono whit bettor than Croker." This Is the
same view expressed by other Low oomors.
How can thoy oxpeo Piatt to fall In lovo with
people who continually rovilo him ! Mr. Low
consented to run only If bo should become "a
unliving force" nmong Tammany's opponents.
Now that ho finds ho Is not a unifying force. Is It
honest for him to stay in th raco, in order to
help In the election of the Tammany ticket!
Tho groat question of honest money versus
repudiation has not yet heen settled in this coun
try. A Democratic victory in New York city
would groatly strengthen tho silver forces. Is
Mr. Low doing all he can to prevent this victory
for silver I
Tho writer Is personallv acquainted with Mr.
Piatt and Mr. Low. In honesty ami morality wo
believe Mr. Pint Is the equal of Mr. Low. In
mental ability. In statesmanship, In capacity for
the leadership of his fellow men. Low does not
bear comparison with Mr. Piatt, Tho only hopo
of defeating Tammany is through tho agency of
Mr. Plat' and tho party which ho leads; If the
Low boomers cannot unlto with them In this
grand purpose thoy must not wonder that honest
men doubt their sincerity.
VlhT Osie nasi Will Vote far Setb Low.
To Tint Editor or Tin Sc SO: Are you willing to
print the letter of a Low-minded man? Pardon the
pun. Our candidate's name never did Inspire any
thing bnt puna In my mind: puns and a vague aense
of dlaagreeable duty. I am going to vote for him for
the aatne reasona that will influence hundreds of
others. These reasons may Interest you. PoeelMy
you can answer them. If so you wilt relieve me of a
great burden, th burden that conaclenoo sometimes
Imposes on our Intellectual tastes.
Low Is the perfect typo of the vlrtuoua common
place. He Is as Innocent of wrongaaallttlep.perman
cut out of a Sundsy school leaflet. Ue la tbe most
average person I have ever known. Ue Is a copy
book aphorism stereotyped on ruled lines. He Is tho
apotheosis of the humdrum. Virtue safeguarded by
stupidity, sanctity well ballasted with phlegm. These
are his qualities.
And what better would you ask for a public- ser
vant? Thlnkof tbe safety of such a man. Think of
his moral example. Ilia auc-eaa would be the tri
umph of abeer moral apotlessneis, unaided by In
tellect. Duluess may hopo for anything If he suc
ceeds. Only be good and let who will be clever. Can
you find a better leason for the masses ?
Has he done anything? Not much; but think how
he has baffl-d Satanl Political wisdom? God forbid!
It Is the knowledge of evil. Ills ttltude Is that of
the monk, ctenter nejefrna, sa.pinfrr ndocfu. A
city la a business concern, and the Mayor should have
the qualltlea of a Lank cashier, no more. Low has
no more. We admire him for tbe qualities he lacka,
and respect htm for what he lant. Ho la ao negative
that we find nothing in him to oppose; so tasteless
that he must be nutritious, like gruel.
Thence comes It that I shall vote for him. This
bread and butter ststesman. how I but I shall
feel better afterward, I know. Sneer at thls
If you will, but there are 12,,1-BO other signers who
feel this way.
Pardon me If for a moment I burst Into song:
Were ho less stupid, he might be leas moral:
W, ro he leaa prosy, he'd be less benign;
For In the lack of Intellectual bril.laura
It la presumed his virtues brighter shine.
Eo. with a sense of all his moral beauty,
I shall endeavor rlghteoustj to pump
Vigor enough to vota. as Is my duty,
reeling tbe whUo I'm voting for a chump.
Raw Yoek. Sept. SO. err.
Hospitals far family Use.
To rns Editok or Tbe Svv Sir: In Sunday's Be,
luan article on life In hospitals, I saw a statement
to the effect that the prejudice among people against
going to hospitals was slowly but surely disappearing,
and I write this to ask why something shouldn't be
systematically done to remove the prejudice com
pletely and quickly ? I havo lieen sick seriously flvo
times In my life (I am now 00), and the first three
times my wire and family would not listen to my go
ing to the hospital. Really t e way they talked about
II you would have thought that a hospital was some
kind of a dangerous and disreputable place. In each
of these Illnesses the expense In money was between
tiSO and 300, not to mention the upsetting of all
our domestlo arrangements and the wear and t ar on
wife and daughters, my wife being sl.-k In bed for
three weeks a'terl got well. Thefourth Illness neees
sllsted an operation which had to be performed at
the hospital, aai when I had once fixed myself there I
got the dootors to aay that It would be dangerous to
move me. Th- result wastnat n lllnesaof six weeks
wsa pjssed in the hospital at a cost of $1Q0, tin upset
ting of the home life, careful attention, th right kind
of food served at the right time, cal'ers only when I
should see them. and. genera ly speaking, auch an lm.
provemeut over the old v, av that mad,, an entire
change In the opinion of my family. Last i ojir 1 had
afourweeka attack, and thn very first day toy wife
onrrled n e away to tbe hoa,lal, end after four weeks
I was out again In fine stiape. and I I ellee a: leat
tvwi weeks, arller than If Iliad tried to turn mv home
Into a hoftpttal. where all Ihe family had to It,, more
or less sunVreri becau.e I was. That'll why Into so
a'lxloustosreshk pcoplo go In Ihe hospitals, w hen,
thoi art, expected to go and every provision la msdo
for them. j,, z. O.
Jnlin nrsiia'a I'lefol,
To mr. P.PiTonorTiiK M-v Sir: At the risk of of
fending tho gullrlea Third avenue curiosity shop
keeper who thlnka he nwus " the pistol which John
Drown used at Harpers Kerry." Ihe story of which Is
so Inter.-alliinry told lu Tins Sc of to-dny. I should
llketosai that shells were not used lu revolving pis
tols In John Ilrowu's time. Cartridges wcr th-n
made of a thick and greaey paper cippod Ith a bill
ies, which was rammed homo with a rniinn r I ml
lever, which formed a pint or tho mechanism of the
weapon, ho you see that ir the pistol ho r-euu nj tho
cartridges am nogm. as also Is tho ixplwieil shell
frumwhh-h It Is alleged John Urown rir.'d his last
shot, nyall niraus the eurlo4lty shot, k 'i,ier bhould
sail f- himself that ho lus not loin deceived
Tho late Hov.lt liry A. Wise of Mrglnln rci t Ived
from almtrers ii.orethaii two doon dijionn pistols
and Colt's retohi is, seld to have been taken fr mi
John Urown In the enjtlue house, whl'e tin re are few
Iwnieslu Wist Virirluiu that do not lontslu a rifle,
pistol, and dnigcr taken from the man wh,,s "1 rdy
Is inoul Irrlm: in the ground wl.lln his soul goes
marching on " 'I hern Is a dealer hi this i Its- ho has
built a block of iou.e. islih tnoir niiido hv selling
pistols and pikes takpn from I'.mnii, in.' Wuimly
Is still ample for the demjud, u. Wii.iiu.ii l'r siu-g,
Wamiimjtu., Sept. 1U.
Tlie True I'ltiee for l,ow.
TOTtir.FpiToiior TiiBKt's '(r.' As Sir. Low. from
his on u writings unt! ileilsrations, Is not a r.eiiubli
can, having tcslgned from tho pirty beeauso he did
not lielleir In prediction liiAniei lean Imlmli Irs, why
doeahecallfor ltepuhhejii biipport? Ho should it'
to Tammany, uud as their natural friend sUhrin
forllaup,i,i. Of course, by siiuplj stiiyin.. U tho
field le would help Taniiiiauy, but li would bo
suuarerfor him loraom to It openly.
UUOOKLYN, hopt. il), ALWAIB IH.ITU ICil,
I'oelry Arter I'olsoii,
trom the Japan (Jaiette,
One of the most putliells epitaphs ever erected Is
that placed over tho spot w hero Mr. Crn-w lies burled
at Yokohama, u ,aa preanil by his wife, who Is
now In prison, convicted of having poisoned l.ti-i:
In loving mommy of my husband, who died Oct ,
Irititl, Agsd 111 years.
Twilight and evening mar
And one clear call forme;
And may there h3 no itioaulni at the bar
When 1 put out to i-h,
A little trust that when we die.
We reap our sowing, aud so flood by."
No name, simply a veiled tragedy, homo sorrow,
regret, yearning, resignation, penitence, let us hope,
are ail lulugled in I his last distich.
t I IIS, ly 1 il. . ' l.i J 4 ,,. ., . Wvt,,
xnn diotczh itr tub ajiut.
I.leut, Mesa Says It Una Advnntnges Oser the
Horse mr Scouting Itnty, Ac.
WAsniNriTtw. Sept. 20. Tho War Depart
ment hns recolvod from Second Lleul. James A.
Moss, Twenty-fifth Infantry. U. H. Ann Inter
esting detailed report on tho mlllHry blcjclo
expedition from Port Missoula, Mont., to St.
liouls, lset June, n. distance of 1,1)00 miles.
Lieut. Moss commando I tho cvcllng forco, which
consisted of Asilstnnt Surgeon J. M, Kennedy
nndtwonly enlisted men, lllsprcllmlnnry report
has been puhllshod In TllRSl'N, but there nro
sovernl Interesting Incldonts of tho journey
nnd somo comments of present Interest In tho
detailed report. Ho nys:
"Tho bicycle will, I think, do moro to solve
thogood roads question In this country than all
otbor fnctors combined. Indoed, tho I A. W.
colors that flew from my handlebar wcro tho
niessengorof dcllvernnco from bad ro.rts.
"Thecarrjlng of the sick would havobr.cn a
very serious question but for tho railroads.
Several times soldiers who wore too sick to con
tinue were put on the train and sent as far as
100 tulles nhond. Itt tltnos of actunl warfare,
this question, bowurcr, would hoof minor Im
portance, when It Is considered:
"1. The pmhihlllty of sickness could ho
grettly diminished l,y (selecting men of flno
phvslqun and excellent health.
"tt. l'he tiau of the hlcyclo would bo confined
to courier work, npld reconnolBstncc, icoiitliii:
duty, &i., and movements whom speed rather
than nuuibus Is required; nnd it bfcyilo corpi
would hardly c or get more than two or three
hundred miles from tbo main body over fnst
roads only three or fourda' ride."
In oncliisluii, Lieut. Moss a ys :
"Military cj cling in our army Is In Its very
Infancy, and nonnrbut a nerson who has had
actunl experience In this lino can fully appreci
ate the possibilities of the wheel as a machine
for military work. Tho bluyclo hns a number of
advantages over the borso -it does not rcqulro
as much care. It nco la no forngo. It moves much
faster over fair roads, it is not as conspicuous
nnd can bo hidden from viow more easily. It Is
noiseless and raises but Utile dust, and tt Is lm
Iiosslhlotodctermlno direction from Its track,
''urthormorc, tho lighting strength of a bicycle
corps is not diminished by "horse holders.
Under favorable conditions the bicycle Is Invalu
able for courier work, scouting duty, road na
trolllntr. rapid rcconnoissanco, &c
"A bicycle corns, as an adjunct to Infantry or
cavalry, could rondor excellent servlco where
speed rather than numbers Is required, such as
taking possession of passes, bridges, nnd strong
places nhond of the command, and holding them
until reinforcements could bo gotten from tho
main road. On tbo other hand, in rainy weather
over bad roads, &c the horse Is superior. Iho
very thought of tho blcyclo doing awny with
tho cavalry altogether is ludicrous. Each has
peculiar functions of Its own a particular fl Id
in which, under certain conditions, the ono Is
superior to the other. Tbo question, therefore,
which confronts us Is: Should not a modern, up-to-date
array havo both, that It might avail
itself of tbe advantages of tho one or tho other,
as tbo proper conditions present themselves I"
AMEItlCAN ISBTITUTE TAIU.
Tae nisr Ibsw Opeaa with si Bewildering Dis
play ar Rxhlblts.
Pretty much everything that a man would
require in an outfit for a lifetime was on exhi
bition nt tho American Institute Pair, which
opened last night at Madison Squars Garden.
This is the sixty-sixth exposition given by the
institute and it will last for six weeks. It is a
sort of object lesson In tho progress of lnven
tlvo genius, and tho various exhibits show the
very latest of wbat Yankee ingenuity is doing,
from tho ncwost improvements in bicycles to
the fancy innovations ot tho up-to-date cooking
Many of tbe exhibits were not ready for tbe
opening, and the sccno at the Garden last night
was made doubly busy by the hurry ot men
putting up booths and of women decorating
and arranging them. It usually takes two or
three days to get the fair into running order.
Meantime there was plenty to sec, tlie most
complete exhibit of anv one Kind being the food
show. The various booths wero furnishing
samples to whomsoever cboe to ask, and a man
could get more to eat and drink there In a short
walk than he could In the palmy days of tho
free lunch on any block In New York.
Tho flower show, which will be one of tho
features of the fair, had not vet started, but
the art exhibition, which took up tho entire
nsbembly room, attracted a crowd throughout
tho evening. Tho bicycle exhibits, of course,
wcro surrounded by spectators. A very re
markable exhibit wns a machine which saws
wood Into sheets 1-'J30 of an inch thick. The
New York Trade school ehowed specimens of
Its pupils' handiwork In plumbing, stone
masonry, nnd blacki-mlttiing.
When tho fair is in full swing tho machinery
and the electrical exhibits will be particularly
strong features. Gov. Illack has written to tho
management baying that lie will attend tho
fair somo tlmo before its clost.
VRVOUAT'S ISSVllRECTIOX E.VBZO,
Covernment aad Insurgents nave Itatlfled
Terras ef Peace.
According to a cablegram received by Thom
as A. Kddy of Flint, Eddy & Co., G9 Broad
street. Consul for Uruguay In this city, pence
has been declared between tho Government ot
Uruguay and tho Insurgents, and has been rati
fied by Congress.
A spocdy termination' to the troubles in Uru
guay was to have been expected after "he as
sassination of President Idlarte Uordu on Aug.
20 last. The Insurrection began about eighteen
months ngo.soon after President Borda's election
and was duo to arbitrary acts of misgov
eminent on his part, according to tho leaders
of tho insurgents. When overtures toward
rcconLlllntiou wcro mado by a Government
commission shortly before President Ilordu's
death, they fell through, as tlie tlrsl demand
ot tbo insurgents was that tbo President should
resign. Ho felt strong enough then to refuse,
and to try to suppress his opponent by torce.
Ills disappearance mado it possible to renew
the nckUiiatloiis. Tho Into President, though
elected as a "Colorado," was a compromise
candidate, unpopular In his own party, as well
ns disliked by tho "bhtneos," his npronents.
The opposition to his government wna In great
part peiMinal matter, to that tho commissions
which hau been Hying to nrrango a settle
ment slnco his death have found It possible to
smooth over party dinerenccs for a time at
least. Thu terms uf tho pacification have not
yet been cabled.
31AYOU SrUOSG AS AX AllT CltZTIO.
Kiamlnes Models rur tbe Noldlera and Sailors'
Tho Soldiers and S,.ilors' Memorial Commit
tre.of which Mayor Strong is tho Chairman,
met in thu Arsenal yesterday afternoon and lm
modlat ly adjourned to the third floor to inspoit
the models for the monument which havo been
submitted by tho competing architects. These
mo leisure closely guarded by a park policeman
and several emplojees of tho department, nnd
no one Is allowed to seo Iheni oxcopt the mem
bers of the committee, Thoso of tho committee
! who view d the ninili Is vestenlnv wero M )or
Strung, itei order (ItilT, Comptroller l'ltcli, lien.
CdIHs. Pre"-'drill McMillan ur tho Park Depart.
uii'til, an 1 .losi pli A. (iiiii'den.
Tliec MnMit iicrlynn hour inspecting the Idas
fercants, and when the icttirnnl to iho meet
liigiooin of the l'.uk llmril Miijuirr-tioug an
umiio i-il lli.il the coiiiinlttri' li Mil in.nli- no soli c
t.on. The commit ten then went Into om-ciiiIvo
session uud adopted n ineolution that the gen
eral liiihlio hhoiild nut lm allowrd to see thu
models until a selection has been made. Tlio
committee will meet again ill the Arsenal on
Irid.ij. l'ho .i-gylaturo has appinprintrd
tyttrjo.iHKi for I lie memorial, nnd It will he erected
near the i-iui.iii'-n to iliu Park nt Pifty-uliith
siicul nnu 1'ifth ..venue.
a ri,vsin.a l'Asioit'ti ti it j t:r.t. wr
ite Will lleslgu llecimse Mi'lulicr or Iliu
liurrli ulliri Ilia Iniliiriire.
ri.rsuiNii, L. I,, Sept. 'JO. The J.ev. James
BcinnioM, pa.lur of tho Itcformcd Church cf
till) place, surprhed his congregation jeslur
daj by iinnmineltur that he would tender his
leslgnatlon at a mcotiiig uf tlio consinlory
whlch ho had i ailed for Thursday evening.
Ho tald hi. reason for resljiilnc- was the dllll
"dty which hu has round In ulleinptliiir to do
his un.k llhnut tun i u-opurntluu ami moral
Minion of all tin iucmhur of tho church, espe
cially thootllclal members. "Heslilos," said lie,
"II i.i useless fur inn In try tn bull.' up whlln
oihi'i's mo trying In pull down my wink and
utill.fy mv tniluciicc. A ini'oilii't of t his ion.
gn gallon has been c died for Wednesday night,
when, It la midt-iMo'iil, nn eifnil will lo in.iil.i In
Induce Hie p.istui in with Iraw Ins rusi.tnatlo i,
1r. Diuunro-t henum flic pu.tnr of the Iti
formed Chun h in 1m:ih. The cliuri li Is fico from
debt nnd nppoits to liu In u ptii.pcrnas ciiinll-tlu'.i.
Kings f'iln!ia Share of Ihe istnlo Tax.
Thu Hoard of Equalization of HtaluT.txnahni
(Uod tho nggrcg.-.to v.iluo of tho t.ixnhlo
properl) In Kings County at tKi.lS. lti.VMI.
The iitntn tax on tho county is $1, Irdl.fi.J 1.(17, or
tt.07 mills on Iho Hollar. Thu money will ho
nppruiuiatvd as pillows: lor schools, .'0.r,
47 t.Ol ; lor Mute cure ot the Insane, Hill ,01'j.o 1
for general purports uud canals, ifUUU,UU7.&'A
Trips' a Asnzs xtr a tj.y oak,
Qnrer Tain or a Cranks Wanted ta Scallii
Tliem fruits Isaahtngtois Mniitunriit,
lYom the IHttaburu Ftsimteh
Gen, John M. Wilson, Ch!?f of Knglreen
United Slides Army, was silting lu lu idltoln
tho War Department tho other dnv when a
person of very dubloui nt i c .ipe.i- il in tn,
doorway. It was n man, with Inthiiig ,(,
tered nnd torn, n two weeks' beard, n tarry,
lm; un ordinary tomato can in h - i ,, y
tramp, obviously! tho tomato tail j,,eij
as the emblem of Weary WT'y In n, ,!ri(4
paters, seemed to settle It. Hut t'rt. neralli
aecusslblo to pcoplo of nil ranks ami condl.
tlons, nnd ho bado tho Btrnngcr v a'l, in an4
toll his huslnofs.
"I'm in hard luck," snld the man sittu.
down on tho edgo of a chnlr. As ho il, 1 su hi
placed tho toninto can on a corni r of Oex
Tho Gonernl assented, ns much is to say
that tho confession was no surprs-o to htn.
"l'o benn carrying this here cin iirounl
for two weeks," added Hie strans-er, nilleau
ing the receplaclo Willi his thiim1
"Indeed," said thu (iencral, r-u-i u Ins ,
It contains the remains of n c ,,-, cisM
wife," tho tiintt continued, vi; . u ,,i , ,. nllc
the frayed toll of Ills coat. "Shown'- , nniel
a fortnight hack," '"
"You don't say so!" snld tho t,i nn it im,
tltnn rcnlly surprised, am! looking u .t ' niisT
nt the tomato can, as If hu wisH-d n -"ncwheri
elso than nn his desk,
"Fact, sir," replied tho stinngei "0d
her last request was that the letnains shoull
bo dlsposod of In somo i-eiitcl ni er I
couldn't ntlord nn urn. You know, ? c4i
hlto nn urn nt tho crematory, but It's wfully
expensive So I brought 'cm away IntmscaiL
and I've been carrying 'em around for twi
weoks for want of knowin' what lo do with
'em. Now, I've docldcd, and I'vo cmnt to ask
for a permit,"
"A permit for whatt" naked tho Ocner d
"To ehtick 'om from tho top of ihe Waia.
Ington Monument," said thn man, "nnd scatter
'cm to tho four winds of heaven. That wouli
bo rather genteel, don't you think 1"
"I supposo It would," assented the rieneral
with a gasp.
"They told mo I'd have to come to you for
permit, explained tho stranger.
"No, sir," rosponded Gen. Wilson, decidedly
"You can got no such permit here. Thu Wash
ington Monument Is not Intended for burial pur
poses. Good-day, sir."
Tho General snld afterward- "Why, then)
was nothing in the world to prevent the rasa
from scattering a bucketful of ashes from ths
monument If ho wanted to do so. Hut It I
granted a permit for such n thing, crania
from all over tho country would be lominr
hero to distribute the remains of their relative!
from tho ton of the mnrblo tliaft. It wool
never do. Indeed."
Forelga Xotea or Real Interest.
Paris Is admiring a 800-pound Canadian nerrsa
who Is on exhibition there.
Grace Darling's only surviving brother Is a psspa
la a North Sunderland parish.
As Havana tobacco Is scarce In London, dealers art
trying to Introduce Jamaica cigars.
Seagoing barges of large capacity are oomlnr lata
use at Hamburg alnee the opening of the Baltlc-Norta
atoekholm'a new opera houso will be opened st ths
beginning of October with a gala perf orntatiee, wuaa
Hallen'a opera " Waldemar's Treasure " will be gives,
A German Army Lieutenant, Baron Max vos
Bohrader, poisoned himself at Ostende after losing
two million francs at the gambUng tables there tali
New South Wales Is to be put to the exp-nseef
another long Tlcbborne trial, a lunatlo named Cre
well, now In an Insane hospital near Sydney, tiavicg
been Identified aa the missing Sir Roger by pertou
who have Influence enough to set the law's ma-ULery
An English steamship engineer has recently ac
quired tjo distinction of belnc probably the only mia
ever bitten by a West African double-horned viper
who has lived to tell of it. The doctor kept him f'Jl
of brandy and Injected Iodine Into the wound nil
temperature rose to 107.3.
Prussla'a chief executioner, nerr Relndl of Maede
burg, recently celebrated his golden wedding, h's soa
celerratlng hla silver wedding at the same time Ex
ecutioners from all parts of Germany were present,
and Kaiser WUhelm not only telegTsphrd his con
gratulations but sent a "Marriage Jubilee Medal" to
the elder ecuple.
After many efforts the thickly Inhabited quarter
of Athens known as Anaphlottka, lying lmuiellstely
under the Acropotla, haa been condemned Ly tha
Government and turned over to tbe Greek Archaeo
logical Society for the purpose of excavation Tta
Inhabitants will receive compensation and will ts
settled In the suburbs.
Since the French transportation law of l$S5wii
passed 12.053 persons have been subjected to U
penalty, the number sent out In 180ft being -3 Ths
age of criminals sentenced to trst,so-tatlon Is
ateadlly decreasing. The Increase of crlmttia'ltyla
France coincides with the enforcement of the law for
Sir Everett Mlllals, son of the late President or ths
Royal Academy, held the baronetcy ouly a y ar hav
ing Just died, at the age of 41 years, ef neutncnla,
brought on by neglecting to change his wet clothes.
He was an authority on dogs, and Introduced r Bas
set hound Into England, lie Is succeeded by bi ales'
yosr-old son, John Rverctt Mlllals.
Dohemlan sportsmen during the yesr 1 PUS stiot sal
killed BO men, women, and children an 1 wounded.
8,104 persons, chiefly gamekeepers. Tb y also M led,
among other game, over 13,000 dogs. h.Td- nts, S
horses, la cows, IDScalves, 270 goats, and KM sh-ep.
Forthls they had to pay colle.tlvely ocerj' .00)
for doctors, fines, and Indemnities, aid to spcnlTi,
383 days In jail. The Austrian Ooterumcut rodecu
A strange procedure for the Church ef England was
gone through In receiving back at Wittram a trtca
who, afterleavlngthecommunlontohecoiiisa 1, sa
Catholic, wished to return. The vicar li !'e t'sl
he should be solemnly shrls en as a pen tent fier
the lesson for tbe day had been read, the p, Iti-til
walked up to the communion rail and t-m ' ' sfs
A novel form of service then comminc, d, the 'tear
putting questions and the fcnltrnt, lu l'Je. I fiti,
answering them, to thernect that he nuoun i I ths I
Church of Rome and meant to endeavor to I, il a
better life and to embrace the Church ot n. l
the true and only church. The minuter then at'- lve
him, pronounclug the formula "In the nun f ths
Father, and of the Bon, and of the Holy (ih ,t "hh
upraised hands at tne clcse. The cereiiions emste
have becli Incomplete, as nothing Is ssnl f tea
Itent standing In his shirt with a lighted tap r .u US
Servants' Discipline Three Centuries Ago.
From the London Daily Vns
Domestic servants did not h..e -u h an cisf
tlmo of it three htindroil jcrs -" '"
from tho follow ing or ere fur Ihe ho - ' - r
vi.iitioi tint wilt epigr iinmali, con 'N
Sir John Harington. The) were in-
That no servant I on absent front prah r i " Df
or evi'Dltn:. without a lawful i i u . i '-'j
within onedi) after, upon pulno 1 1 fi r ' r
tj li. e Vd
Ti.ut none swinr iiuy ollu . i.pou pali f r ,r ' J
othn III. ,k
I hat 'in 111 n leave any docre open I! ' ' '
shut, w ithout thiMio heocause. upon p in "r"
'I I at none of the men be In bed from e ' -if
to Mlctin Inias utter S'X of tin r'oi's n ' ' -'
nor oat of his hd after t'-u of tin i to k ii ' ' r
Ironi Michaelmas till our l.ud Hat 'u H" ,a
In tlie liiornli g nor out i ftei n u .it i, ,. .
reasonable e.ilisc. on pal e of CI
lb it un man's Is'd Iko liniiiHih'. nor the r ui1
1hi un. Iijn' utter eight uf the disk nil
on pslneor Id.
'Mint no man trreh any of theehlllr i v ' ,
ei,t sp eche, nr hnu'lle word, c r otli'. "" i " '
That no nun isnlle u the lulle win, t 'J
In his he'll except It bo upon toniei, i , -
psllie of Id. ,
I hat mi inuti appoint, ,1 in wcltc at tin i '
sent that luaulo without ri'aonal,li' .t i
Ifanymr.n hreako a glace hen shall a ei i is
piljn llierof ell of l,ls w.ii'i at. I Hi''
known who breako It, the buttler simii p . i ' "
ploe of l'Jd,
'Ihe tabic, must Ik-o cocerid haifo un h r r
II at dinner and six at aup er. ur l'f' ' "
That Pirate bee readlo nt II or I ef e a' ' '"
and six or tWnnuit supper u piitir of i"i
That none bo utisrut without lenccir, "
on a ne of id. ,
In I no man strike his fellow ou pm,, ' '
sirt"i'i it ir rotlli'.or threaten, i r pro ,. r
to str We, ot) pains of 1 Cd.
, Ti.al no iiiju cum, tn tin ktli In ii wltii i '
hie tau-u on pains of Id., nnd tlie took l. '
fi rfe.t Id.
Ilia iio-i" toy wltii tli maids iiei.. ti
'I hat mi nun wiate funic hlrt ,01 ' ''
hnilou hose ornhouos, or dublcti without i t 8
I hat when rn stratnser ,-" h In't '
I, dreat up aalno w 'thin four houi hu '
s.r in ,
Thut tho hsll b'e mnde clc ut I r '.
III tin' is later and si veil lu th s, uilni'l '
lit in that should do it to forfeit 1 l.
Iliutthoi nirl-rf ite bwi- jiniit i ai'h ii '
op-ue t ilur ng dinner and mi.'Ptw 'li
oil pulll till' porter to folf'll f,,l WIS''
rhst all ktsvrs It, thu hoes an lion
ueel' shsll re ill n. Im.ii iiihiI chain . ' t
dt hut mi 1'uliie of forfeiture "f i-V' rv es
shall heloiiit unto, '1.1
All svhl ,1 somines slial boduly paid" e i i ' '
day nut uf their w ages, aud beilon cd ou tue poors, sw
other godley uses,