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: No Moro Down-Haulers t
The right principle to govern the settle-
'.- ment of territorial questions with Spain
. has been stated by nobody moro forcibly
'" and at the samo time more concisely than
by the Hon. Hexrt M. Telur, sonior Bena-
u ' tor from Colorado I
I "I believe that wherever our flag flies by right of
conquest or by tha content of the people who will
let It be pnt up, there It will remain, and the party
r the men who propose to take It down will hare to
reckon with the great bodr of the American people,
Who bellere that It la the best Has and the best Gov
ernment, better calculated to brine peace and pros
perity than an other flag and Government under
(5, 1 Tho down-haulers will now fall back
jij from Hawaii upon the Philippines, but, as
j$ Bonn tor Tr.LL.zn says, they will have to
i V reckon with the (jreat body of tho Amer-
j '' lean people. They mny form a party and
I ' adopt resolutions, and resort again to ob-
JF atructlve tactics to stay the westward
' progress of the flop, but tho result at
I Uunila will be the same as at Honolulu.
y Tho last of the down-haulers wnsGnorcn
Cleveland, and tho last down-hauling was
performed under his orders by Paramount
Slocttt at Honolulu on April 1, 1803. That
? Was five years ago, and the performance
, will not bo repeated within tho lifetime
E of any American now living.
British Comments on Our Navy.
It is interesting to find that the signifl-
" ennco of the exploits accomplished by our
-. naval commanders is appreciated by tho
! ''" London press. The timo has gone by in
! -' England when so great an authority as
; Lord St. Vincent could gauge the merits of
j naval achievements by tho "butcher's
I bill." In these days it is well understood
t' that tho anniliilation of two Spanish
S squadrons redounds all tho more to tho
m credit of the victors for tho reason that
I they had but one mnn killed, whilo not n
single ono of their vessels was serlously
r Injured. The fnct demonstrates to naval
experts not only thnt our ships aro ndmi-
i rably handled and that their guns aro
skilfully served, but also that, in respect
r of armor and of armament, they aro
f among the most rcdoubtablo machines of
S wnr upon tho sens.
j; It is doubtless the attested quality
p rather tlian tlie number of our worships,
" which tho London weekly newspaper, tho
Speaker, has in mind when it says that
"the Santiago light proves that, so far as
r tho fleet is concerned, the United States
f need not fear comparison with any count ry
t lauiewonu, Mills, ox course, is tanta--
mount to an admission that, ship for ship,
fc armor and armament being equal or near
ly ly equal, our vcssols would bo a match for
P England's. In the war of 1812 there wns
K many a duel between an American and nil
Is English frigate, and, in the majority of
C, such cases, our ship was tho conqueror.
S: Our success in those engagements hns
ffi usually been attributed by English naval
WL historians to a slight superiority of arma
mt ment, and there may bo some ground for
m- tho assertion, but there is also l en son to
ML believe that our gunnery wns superior.
Our gunnery is quite as good now as it
W was then, nnd some qualified English ob
'mr servers seem inclined to think that, in rc-
spect of armament, our lirst-class iron-
5 clads aro equal, if not superior, to any
f British ironclad afloat.
&t Tor tho moment, however, we have but
four first-class battleships nnd ono of tho
I second-class, and wo learn, therefore,
k with some surprise that the London Sptc-
taior draws froin. the Santiago naval lint
s'' tie tho deduction thnt "the American
f , fleet could face oven the French fleet with
Ejj out great risk of disaster." It is ccr
w tain thot, on pnper, tho Trench navy
If, is enormously superior to ours ns le
ts Bards tho number of heavily armored
vessels. On the othor hand, tho French
ft forco in commission is usually widely
' scattered, owing to tho necessity of main
fi taining squadrons in the British Chan
f nel, in tho Bay of Biscay and in tho Medi
1 torranean, and, also, of defending French
ffl colonial interests in West Africa, in Mada
'& gascar, in Cochin-China and in tho Far
it East. It might not be easy for tho French
t Government, at a day's warning, to de
, patch across the Atlantic a fleet which,
. in respect of ironclads, should bo greatly
stronger than the forco which wo could
mass against it.
ft The fpeciator evidently thinks that wo
! might fight tho French successfully, oven
with tho odds against us, provided they
i were not overwhelming. It doubtless hus
in mind the pessimistic viowa regarding
; the readiness and efficiency of the French
i navy which wore expressed byM. Locx-
f hot, the present Minister of Marine, dur-
i ing his former term in the same office.
m According to M. IxcinoT, wlio certainly
was in a position to learn the facts, thcro
f t" a lamentable difterenco between tho
k Lumber of French ironclads on paper nnd
the number which could be litted for
' notion within a reasonable time. It is
a possible, ulso, thnt the Spectator may bo
'-"filing tho unwillingness shown in
' times past by French commanders, oven
' when they had thrice as muny ships, to
Im join battlo with tho English. In May,
2 1700, a French fleet comprising thirty-
i three sail, backed by twenty-two Spanish
f ihlps, declined to tight Lord Keitii, who
liad but sixteen ships, though the latter
I phshed between tho two hostile fleets
nnd offered battle. Tliere is no reuson to
; suppose that such Amorican commanders
;J as Dewet, SAursoN und Sculey ore any less
bold and resoluto than was Lord Keitii.
Whatever may be thought of tho Spec-
; (ator'a flattering assumption that our navy
Is even now capable of grappling sue-,
cessfully with tho French, wo cun accept
I , without any ulTectntlon of diffidence its
farther assertion that, "so fur as tho
Uermnn and American navies go, thrro
would bo no comparison, A strugglo be-
tween them would be very short und
K W7 complete, und it would surprise
I Umperor Wiluiu, who thinks himself In-
tt, - atter of fact, nothing is known
about tho efficiency of the German war
ships, for th'cy have not been tested in
battle, nor, since tho days of tho Ilansc
ntio League, havo Germans over hnd an
opportunity of showing whut they could
do in maritime warfare. During tho war
of 1870, such battleships and cruisers ns
they had were careful to hug their har
bors. wo suppose that not even Emperor
Yilliam Imagines thnt Germans could beat
Engllshmcnnt sea, ship for ship and nrma
ment for armament. Neither, In view of
what has happened at Manila and Buntl
ngo, would ho bo ltkoly to nssumo that
Engllslimcn aro better sea lighters than
Americans. Ho must acknowledge, then,
that in the Far East Dewet, after tho ar
rival of tho Monterey and the Monndnock,
would bo at least likely to hold his own
ngninst any naval forco that Germany
could muster in that quarter; whilo it
would certainly bo difficult, if not Impossi
ble, for any fleet which Emperor William
could dospntch at this timo across tho At
lantic to mnko head against tho battle
ships nnd protected cruisers now assem
bled under Admiral Saktson. We do not
bcUovo that tho naval advisers of William
II. would recommend the experiment.
Ono thing is certain, that tho American
Navy, although it lias by no means at
tained tho proportions which it will havo
n f o w years hence, is already recognized by
onlookers in Europe as destined to bo a
formidable factor in tho naval complica
tions of the future.
The Greater Army of This Nation.
Mr. Hindi Nosuak's ablo endeavors to
promote in England and in tho United
States a better understanding by each
country of tho prevailing sentiment in
tho other, deserve to bo ranked with tho
important journalistic exploits of theso
times. Mr. Noomxn is an Englishman with
an American education, considerable ex
perience of American life, and a mani
festly sympathetic appreciation of our in
stitutions. Tho spirit in which he writes
is generally admirable, and his ideas and
style are alike interesting.
So much good has been done by Mr. Nor
man's letters from Washington to the Lon
don Chronicle and by such magazine arti
cles as he prints in this month's McCture't,
that wo havo hesitated to speak of tho
false noto in tho subjoined passage from
an article of his in tho Chronicle of July 2 :
" The war haa taucht the United Statea a severe
lesson. A few weeka before the outbreak of hostili
ties I read In a leading New York paper a carefully
detailed esUmate, baaed on returni from every btate
In the Union, thomng that an army of 10,000,000 mm
could bt promptly raiieJ. This ludicrous notion
undoubtedly corresponded to the popular view
of the country's capabilities. But nobody
Is misled by it to-day. The Pmildent has
tailed out 200,000 men, and they have responded
with extraordinary promptitude. But In a few days
two months will have elapsed, and the whole force is
yet far from ready to take the field. Fifteen thou
sand mennearly all regulars have gone with Qcn.
Buaiter to 8antlaso, a few thousand are to be sent
to reinforce him oa quickly aa possible; about 7,000
have eone to Manila; 20,000 aro wanted for Porto
lUco and are not yet available, while tho main army
of Cuban ln asion will hardly be ready, I should sup
pose, for another month yet."
As Tax Sun is probably the paper re
ferred to, it is proper to say that cither
Mr. Koiimak's memory hns botrayed him
into misstatement or ho has yielded here
to the artistic temptation to make as
strong a contrast as possible botween our
national expectations before the war and
our actual achievements in the matter of
putting soldiers into the field.
Tho "ludicrous notion" of which Mr.
KoniuN speaks existed nowhere in tho
United Stutcs, so far ns wo know. Tho
" carefully detailed estimate," printed in
The Son of Fob. 10, and represented by
Mr. Koruan as an attempt to show that
an army of 10,000,000 men could bo
raised promptly upon tho outbreak of
hostilities with Spain, was nothing moro
or less than the regular annual report by
tho Secretary of War to Congress of the
actual strength of tho organized militia,
and tho estimated number of citizens
unorganized but available for service, as
shown by the returns of tho Adjutants
Ocneral of the several States.
Iho total thus exhibited by tho official
figures for 1808 is 10,415,701. It repre
sents approximately tho lighting strength
of tho country in case so many men aro
needed. It is the measure of tho ultimate
military capabilities of tho nation in any
prolonged anil exacting struggle, and not,
as Mr. Norman, for purposes of contrast,
would mnke it appear, a ludicrous popular
exaggeration of tho forco awaiting orders
for immediate mobilization.
Mr. Uenut Noran is too intelligent ft
man not to understand tho exact signifi
cance of tho official estimates which The
Sun printed about flvo months ago; nnd
he is too reputable an observer and re
corder of American affairs to indulge in
small sins of this sort.
No Constitutional Question About the
Acquisition of Territory.
The pertinacious obstructors of Ameri
can progress seek to buttress their posi
tion by certain utterances of Tnoius Jef
ransoN, in which he expressed tho opinion
that un amendment to tho Constitution
would be necessary to validate the Louis
iana purchase. They ignore the fact that
when Jeffebson, after consultation with
the lenders of tho Republican pnrty of
that day, found that they were satisfied
thnt no such umcudment wns necessary,
ho acquiesced promptly and fully in their
decision ; and that tho purchnse was con
summated under his Administration and
with his entiro approval, without any
Vi'ilbon Cabv Nicholas, a Senator from
Virginia, in whose judgment JxrrERSON
plnced great confidence, had written him
on Sept. 3, 1R03:
" I have reflected much upon the conversation that
I bad with you, when I had laat the pleasure of neo
Ing ynu, about the power of the Government of the
United States to acquire territory and to admit new
States into the Union. Upon an examination of the
Constitution, third section, Article , I find thepower
aa broad aa It could wrll be made, except that new
Btatra cannot be formed out of the old ones without
the content of tho States to be dismembered; and
the exception la a proof to my mind that It was not
Intended to confine the Congress In the admission of
new States to what was then the territory of the
To this jKrrERBON replied on Sept. 7, giv
ing his own views as to the Intel pretution
of the Constitution, but adding:
"If, however, our friends shall think differently,
certainly I shall acquiesce with eaUefactlon. con
fidlni: that the i;ood senso of our country will correct
the ovll of construction when It shsll produce 111
JirrEnsoN, liko Washington, could yield
his political opinions when lie found him
self in a minority.
The Itepubllcnu lenders in both houses
of Congress took the position thut thero
was umplo authority in the Constitution
ns it stood for the acquisition of territory;
und the debate which resulted in the rtvti-flcntlo-
e tha treaty and the appropria-
' ,, ,
tion of tlje purchase money settled tho
question to tho satisfaction of tho wholo
country. Tho best cvldenco of this is to
bo found in Iho fuct thnt tho pnrty which
wns responsible for tho annexation of
Louisiana renominated JcnrnsoN in tho
following year, nnd ho received 102 elec
toral votes against 1 1 enst for his oppo
nent; whilo four years beforo he hud fulled
to receive n majority of Hhe electoral votes
cast, and had 1mcH clectod by the Houbo
under tho Constitutional provision.
Tho argument in favor of tho.constitu
ttonallty of acquiring territory was suc
cinctly expressed by John Tailoii of Vir
ginia in tho Scnato on Nov. 3, 1803:
" Before the Confederation each State possessed a
rihl, at attached lo sovereignty, of acquiring terri
tory by war, purchase, nr treaty. Thla riichtmiiit be
either still possessed or forbidden both to each Slat
and to tho Oeneral Government, or transferred to the
General Government. It la not poaseaaod by the
Btalrs separately, because war and compacts with
forelun powers and with, each other aro prohibited to
a separate State. By drprhlnc every Btate of the
meant of exercising the right of arqulrlnu territory,
the Constitution has defined each separate Btatt!.
Neither the means nor the right of acqnlrine terri
tory are forbidden to the United Stales! on the con
trary, In the fourth srilele of the Constitution Con
trcssls empowered 'to dispose of and n-eulate tho
territory belonging to ihe United States.' This rec
ognizee the right of tho United Btatcs to hold terri
tory. The means of acquiring territory consist of
war and compact ; both aro expressly surrendered
to Congress and forbidden to the several States ;
and no right In a separate Stale to hold territory
without Its limits Is recognized by tho Constitution,
nor any mode of effecting It possible, consistent with
It. The means of acquiring and the right of holding
territory being both given to the United Btatcs and
prohibited to each State, It follows lhat these attri
butes of sovereignty onco held by each State are thus
transferred to tho United States ; and that if the means
of acquiring and the right of holding are equivalent
to the right of acquiring, then thla right merged from
the separate States to the United State', aa Indlepr ns
ably annexed to the treaty-making power and the
power of making war."
Even tho Federalists who opposed tho
treaty did not deny tho right of the Gov
ernment to acquire territory. Their great
lender, Alexander Hamilton, in fact, fa
vored tho purchase. He had written to
PiscRiiET in 1802 :
"I have always held that the unity of the empire
and the best interests of our nation require that we
should annex to tho United States all the territory
east of the Mississippi, New Orleans Included."
Tho opponents of tho treaty based their
opposition mninly, not on tho acquisition
of territory for colonial purposes, but on
tho ground that t,'he third aiticlo of tho
troaty provided for tho incorporation of
Louisiana into the Union ns a State. Ono
of them, TiMOTiir PiCKinwa oLMassachu
setts, declared :
"I havo never doubted the right of the, United
States to acquire new territory cither by purchase or
by conquest, and to go-jern the territory ao acquired
as a dependent province."
Another, Ueiau Tbact of Connecticut, said:
"I bao no doubt bnt we can obtain territory
cither by conquest or compact, and hold It, even all
Louisiana and a thousand tlmea more if you please,
without violating the Constitution. We can hold
territory; but to admit tho inhabitants into tho
Union, to make citizens pf them and States by treaty,
wc cannot constitutionally do."
Tho opponents of tho acquisition of now
territory in 1808 will find little comfort
in theso extracts, for they show that tho
opponents of tho Louisiana treaty admit
the Constitutional power to do exactly
what tho nation now proposes to do,
nnmcly, acquire thp Philippines nnd per
haps somo other islands on tho globe's
surface as dependencies, not ns States.
It may not bo amiss to cite a hypothetical
enso nresented hv fijrsAn Ttnnvr-rnf Th.ln.
ware, in the Louisiana, debute:
"Suppose, for instance, that Great Britain should
propose to cede to us the island of New Providence,
so long the seat of pirates preying upon our com
merce, and the hlv e f rom n hich they haie swarmed;
will any gmtleman say that we ought not to embrace
the opportunity presented aa a defence against
further depredaUona 1 Suppose the Cape of Good
Hope, where our Eatt Indlaraen so generally stop,
were offered to be ceded to us by the nstlon to which
It belongs. Is there any member who hears mo that
could contend that we were not authorized to receive
It, notwithstanding the great advantages It would
insure tousf '
&ESAn Hodnet, when he asked theso ques
tions, could not forsec the possibilities of
obstruction in American statesmanship.
Ho could not foresee Groves CletelAJ-d, for
instance; or William J. Brtan, or White,
Pettiorew, nnd Jones. If he were living
to-day, wo fear G3ab Rodhet would bo
The Special Session.
The special session of the Legislature
called by Governor Black for to-dny
is called, primurily, to provide n method
of polling the votes of tho soldiers and
sailors of tho State engaged in tho
prosecution of tho wnrj to make such
mlditioiuil appropriation for tho State's
xharo of the war expenses as may bo need
ful, and to provide a remedy for tho in
jury by a violation of this provision of
the State Constitution guaranteeing polit
ical equality at tho polls to the voters of
both parties, under tho protection of n bi
partisan Police Board :
" All laws creating, regulating, or affecting boards
of officers charged with the duty of registering vo
ters, or of distributing ballots at the polls to voters,
or of receiving, recording, or counting votes at
elections, shall secure equal representation of the
two political parties wh,lcb, at the general election
next preceding that for which such boards or of
flctra are to nerve, caat tho blghett and next highett
number of votes."
That is, the special session of the New
York Legislature is called both to devise
methods for securing a fair and comploto
count of the votes of its soldiers and sail
ors on the Held of )var, and to protect our
citizens nt homo from tho possibility of
election frauds in this city.
The Governor and the Saucer.
As earnest students and ndmirers of tho
Hon. JonN W. Leedy, Governor of Kansas, wo
mo glod to bo ablo to say that that illus
trious Populist eld nes in war timo with
oven moro lliun his hnliltual fierceness of
brilliancy. Ills triumphs in tho last two
months havo been so muny that only a
fow of them can bo recorded here.
Ho hns discovered thut tho project for
n lurger stunding army is aimed nt him,
the Money Power having tried in vain ull
other mcuiiH for suppressing him.
Ho hus defied thi War Depurtment, and
addressed to it in serried ranks, advanc
ing on tho doublo quick, division after
division of itnte-penultimutums, penulti
inn t limn, and ultimatums.
Ho has lelused to approve tho conduct
nf tho war, mid has dcclnicd that tho at
tack on tho Philippines wus a mistake,
und thut tho keeping of them would bo
These tiro hi deeds of war. To his pence
ret-oid, nlreudy so glorious, he has udded
ono especially uotublo achievement, on ac
count of which plutocracy gnashes its
teeth and tho toiling masses of Populist
conventions yell for joy. On the Fourth of
July he celebrated by n symbolic act his
absolute emancipation from the fetters of
the money changers and of corrupt cus
tom. In a railroad restaurant ha "poured
coffco from n cup into n saucer, and ho
drank it to iho dregs." r ,
Tho Hon. JriBT 8: mi-son brought on this
war, If his Topullst constituents ro not
mistaken, nnd a friend of his, the Kan
rat City Times, nay n that "Samwon, Dswev,
Simpson," is now tho cry in tho Congress
district of tho Socklcss Socrates. But
great as Juiry is among tho bombnrdors of
tho Money Tower, wo doubt if he could
bring himself to drink coffco out of n
saucer. Ho has not reached the height oc
cupied by Leedy.
Some of tho enemies of tho latter pre
tend that ho drank out of tho saucer be
cnuso tho train wns soon to start nnd tho
cofTeo wns hot. Nonsense I Anybody who
has heard or read ono of Liedy's speeches
knows that Leedy would burn hot coffee,
which must tnsto like ice water to him.
The Equipment of a Military Genius.
To this Inquiry, evidently made in a sin
ccro nnd an enthusiastic spirit, it is our
duty, and, fortunately, nlso'our pleasure,
"To thr Kditob or ins Son Sir- In common, I
presume, with most of my countrymen, I havo been
Impressed by Mr. IUciiaud II. IU it's criticisms of
thcopcraUous around Santiago. The feeling here Is
thst ho ought to succeed HiiAmn at once, aud that
MlLCa should be ordered to cooperate with him.
t 111 you kindly tell me where Mr. Datis obtained the
splendid military education which ha It now using to
so much advantage? W seethe effects; I, for one,
should like to see the cause. I think I have teen
somewhere that he was educated at Wcat Point or
Woolwich, I forget which. Uuuu K. CUDDY.
" SODtm, July 8."
To the lasting regret of thoso great
schools, Mr. Davis was not graduated
from West Toint or from Woolwich. He
received, hotvover, a military education.
At Swarthmoro College ho read selections
from C.E.sAit'a " Commentaries on the Gallic
War." Afterword ho saw and wrote an
instructive commentary on a footbull
game at Princeton. Such wns the train
ing which is now displnylng results so
valuable ; nnd yet if Mr. Davis had not been
born with un intuitive genius for describ
ing und directing military mattors, his
training might havo been insufficient.
Genius, training, nnd experienco enable
him to produco thoso authoritative criti
cisms which uro making so profound an
impression in Sodus.
Tho seclusion which tho Suez Canal
Krnnts to bclllcorcnts is an oxponstvo luxury.
Admiral Camaiia'b passage, from tho Mediter
ranean to tho lied Sea and return has cost the
Spanish Government 1,1100.000 francs for
tolls. At this rate, allowing twenty days for
the round trip, tho Admiral could purchase,
safety for his fleet for tho noxt six months for a
little less thanS3.000.000; and perhaps ho could
obtain from the canal administration some re
duction as a resulnr commutor.
The Hon. Joe Bailey will utter a few
thouchts at Lnchbure to-morrow. It is con -Bollnc
to know that in spite, of tho adjournment
of Congress tho Hon. Jos Bailey's houso of
thought remains in continuous sosslon.
According to our esteemed contempo
rary, tho TVad'Mnian, tho oxpress companies
nro traitors, nnd Congress ought to "amend
tho Tax law by doubling tho tax on express re
ceipts, making It obligatory on tho companies
to furnish tho stamps, and making It a crimi
nal offence to nihnnce, their rates to recoup
themselves for tho cost of stamps.". This
proposition is interesting, and will bo wel
comed by many philosophers. It Is capable of
magnificent extensions. Shouldn't corpora
tions bo prohibited from advancing their rates
for any puriwses whatever, and shouldn't they
bo required to imy all taxes ?
Hawaii is llkoly to prooahoavy burdon.
To tho Mugwumps.
Our esteemed contemporary, the Boston
Jtecord, quotes with evident satisfaction Mr.
Hovt ells's praise of tho nnclont glorios of Bos
ton literature, and then Illustrates tho present
condition of that literature by saying thot " Gov.
Wolcott Is wearing a now summer suit of a
bcnutlftil steel gray, pepper and salt texture,
which possesses tho merit ot being not only
modest nnd Inconspicuous, but also nobby and
very stylish." Alas for Boston 1 It Is ns Impos
sible to bcllovo that the Govornor of Massachu
setts wears a "nobby "suit as It would bo to
behove that tho Archbishop of Canterbury
, .If Imperialism captures tho Republican party
it win find Mr. lliivtN a factor of some Importance in
1U00 Sprtnaflttd H'lmbhcan. r
Mr Bryan Is not n fnetor, but an actor.
Tho Rochester Democrats have ordered
somo harmony. Tho Monroo County Domoc
racy has passed this nffectlng resolution:
"Henceforth Monroe County Democracy will recog
nize no fatUon whatsooer.no matter who Its pro
fessed leaders may be, and In its literature, notices
of metUngs, correspondence, Ac, the word 'faeUon'
Hhall be deemed Irrelevant and the expression ' Mon
roo County Democracy,' as comprehending the only
true, loyal and patriotic adherents to the Chicago
platform of JHUfl, shall be used by Its members un
der all clrcumstauces end conditions."
It seems to us that tho name " Monroe County
Democracy" ought to bo protected as a trade
mark or cop right and factions punlshod for Infringement.
Tho Amorleans ought to havo kept awny from
Santiago and Manlla.Lort(im Graphic.
So tho Spaniards think,
J-'ron the .VertA China lltrald.
Mr Wang, who has charge of the Tlentaln telegraph
office, was so unfortunate recently as to delay trans
mlttlng an imperial decree destined for a routhcrn
Viceroy. Thin misdemeanor having been reported lo
Viceroy Wang, the unlucky manager was hauled oer
the coals in his senior officer's presence, who also
sternly aked whether he (Mr, Wang) were not
ashamed tn still retain tho button on hia official hat
after having betn guilty of such a serious misde
meanor. Upou thla Mr. Wsng humbly took off his
official hat all this time, be It remembered, being In
a Lnteltng position and prnltcntly unscrewed his
button fniin tho plimscle of his ronlcal hat, having
done which both hat and button were gently placed
on the Boor, the wearer not daring yet to place his
shorn hat upon the spot usually reserved for It by Its
owner. As soon as the Viceroy considered Mr. Wang
hail receU rd enmrli nt kneeling punishment, be told
Mm to clear out. promising at the same time that tho
cose would be at once reported to the throne snd tha
A Slilrt-AVnslilng Clonernl,
From Iht Allahabad IHonttr.
I have seen a prltate letter from Ocn. Gaucre to a
friend In a high place. In wlikhtueGmrral describes
himself as porn ill) happy In the Soudan, lie had
only one shlit to his back, which he washed for liim
pilf from time to time, be livid on tinned meat, and
occupied u straw shelter without furniture and with
uolhluu more than a blanket to eotirbim, but he
was In rude health and the best spirits, and all his
men were the sAiue.
The Hunted Nation,
Orim, old, dcginerato dpainl
Your naIra are sunk In the sea;
Your name n aud soldiers are slain;
flic ihlngd) spalring of thee;
Turn thl ww and that way In vain
Whither on laud or un tea tan ye dee t
Go Eatt, and Dewey will whrllu you again,
YMtli Iron and steel and name.
(lo West, aud Hampaou'a unerring aim.
In a tempest of hail and hell and flame.
Will tend ou down where the anchor go,
Down to the depths below.
Poor, hunted, degenerate Spain,
Too late, you remember tht llainsl
I'nox'T chasm rnnr AitB'DTurar'
Rabbi Urachman Claims Copt. Jack riilllp's
flentlment nt Hebraic.
To wtK KmronorTn BvxSir: In your
Issuo of to-day your correspondent, " Knight
Templar," calls nttontlon to tho action of Copt,
J, W Philip of tho battleship Texas In restrain
ing his men from cheering after their victory
ovbr their Bpntilsh opponents by tho words.
"Don't cheer: thoy'ro dying 1" nnd eommonds
his conduct most warmly. Tho same paper
also contains a poom In P raise of tho Incident.
I join heartily In tho laudation of tho action of
Capt. Philip. wh6o sentiment, as shown
thereby, Is noble, clilvnlrlc nnd truly religious;
but I must condemn tho nttompt of your cor
respondent to derive sectarian capital there
from. Hodoscrtbes Capt. Philip as a Christian
nndnsoldloroftho Cross, as though Christianity
alone possessed a monopoly oi such lofty and
Tho fact is, this particular sentiment Is un
questionably nnd undeniably Jewish. Tho
Book of Provorbs, chnptor xxv verses 17 and
18. tolls us; "ltejolco not when thy oncmy
falloth. and let not thy heart bo glad when ho
Ktumblethi Lest tho Lord soo It and It illspleaso
him and hn turn away his wrath from him."
. In tho Talmud. Trontlso Meglllah. wo read as
follows; "Tho Holy One blessed bol Ho docs
not rejolco In tho downfall of tho wicked." for
thus says llabbt Jochtmnn, when the host of
Pharaoh was drowning In tho Red Ken. tho
angelic choir desired to sing a h) mn of triumph,
but tho Holy Ono. blessed ho He. hushed thorn,
saving: ' My creatures a re drowning in tho son,
and w ould yo sing a song?"
Cnpt. Philip. In his humano disinclination to
S:loat over a fallen enemy, was, therefore, acting
n acoordnnco with u typical nnd characteristic
I do not write this in order to disparage tho
Christian religion, for notio could bo rondlor
than the. undersigned to acknowledge tho vir
tues and merits of many of Its adherents, hut
merely for tho sake of truth. Itlnhnrdly falrto
cl&lm ns specifically Christian tonchlngs and
sentiments demonstrably derived from tho
HNirew sources, as Is tho case with the great
luilk of tho ethical precopts of Christianity, nor
Is It exactly comforting to tho feelings of tho
numerous adherents of Judaism In tho array
and navy, who need fear no comparison In point
of patriotism or bravery with others, to find
everv nolilo deed taken ns an eo ipso proof of
the adherence of tho doer to the religion of tho
majority. Let us bo content with whnt Is jUBtly
ours und falrto each othor.
, , BunvAnD Dracuman,
JJnbbl Congregation Zlchron Ephrnlm.
New York, July 8.
AFTEIi FORTY TEAKS.
The Newspaper of lllnlno and Stevens lie
cords the Annexation of Hawaii.
from the Kennebec Journal of July 8.
Tho lonc-deslrcd end of American progress
and patriotism has been attained. Tho will of
tho peoplo has been allowed Its wny at last.
Tho capstone has been placed upon tho great
monument whoso broad foundations wero laid
ovor half a century ago by American civiliza
tion and Christianity, nnd which has boon built
stono by stone by American enterprise It
was a proud moment for this republic when tho
Sonato by a vote of 42 to 21, July 0. passed tho
resolutions for Hawaiian annexation which tho
Houso had previously passed by an overwhelm
ing majority. Tho action ot the Houso had been
prompted beeauso it recognized tho imporativo
Importance of tho measure: It know what tho
people demanded, nnd It was willing nnd anx
ious to carry out tho oxpressod w Ish of tho
Administration. But in the-Scnato thero has
been a fruitless nndwearlsomo debato on tlio
part of n filibustering opposition. Only ono
result was possible, however, and tho final voto
wastakenqutto unexpectedly. The resolutions
wore sent to tho President to bo promptly
signed, and there will be no delay in carrying
out tho provisions of the treaty already drawn
up. Very soon tho formalities will bo arranged,
and tho proud emblem of our country will ho
rilsed over Hawaii, to fly thero forevur. nnd Its
Territorial Government will bo In working
Well mny the friends of Hawaiian annexation
rejolco. They havo nnompllHlied a noblo vtork
for this country, whoso value will bo moro nnd
more appreciated ns tho years roll by. Destiny
meant this paradise of tho Pacific to bo ours
nnd wo havo only taken our own. Hawaii w as
willing and waiting, and everyeountryon earth
envied us our opportunity. From its Impor
tance as a naval station as well as from
its commercial value Hawaii is hulls
pensahlu to our national safety and
welfare. Hereafter It Is as much a partof tho
Union ns Maine or Texas. No State has moro
reason to be proud of tho great work whosu
culmination vo now soo than our own. In tho
pnst and In tho present. In our own land and In
Hawaii. Its sons have been prominent cham
pions of onnexutlon. Throe distinguished citi
zens of this city. Severance, lilnlne. nnd
Stevens, gave the best efforts of their lives to
bring It about.
Hawaiian annexation is no longer a drenm of
tho future, no longer something that merely
ought to bo. It Is an accomplished fact, a glori
ous reality, a magnllleent triumph for true
Americanism. The lx-oplo of our country
through their representatives have given their
opinion of Clovehnd's foul policy of Infut.iy.
Tho flag ho hauled down will bo raised again to
stay. The Republican pcrty has nevor done a
greater work than this. All hall the now Terri
tory of Hawaii.
Some Bemarks on the "Ilest Blood" of
To the Editor or Tin: 8dn Sir- The cditoriol
comment that jou made upon the letter from a
woman who wants the coin lets enlisted aadcfmdcrs
of our country was probably read with greater In
terest and by mora peoplo than you thought of. I
sincerely hope It wss read by one who tails himself a
man, ono who bossts of his cdtuatioual acquire
ments and his loyalty to the educational Institutions
with which ho has to do nearly within tho boundaries
of the Greater New York, and who has been criticised
by very many peoplo because of his announcement
onlj -ecently thst he wanted to see the "tramps and
rascals who Infest ourthoroughfarea" go to tho front,
rather than tho college students and the j oung meu
who have been nurtured and cared for under rc
fortunately for thla country, there are few of this
fort of people who have so little of true patriotism In
thcmeeltcs, and so little regard for tho necessity of
encouraging loyalty and patriotism amonu others.
We havo begun to Instruct our school children in
patriotism, hut it cannot make much progress with
such men and women as are hero refernd tn, who
lack tho c ssenUal qualities of true manhood and truo
It Is the " best bloncl " oa exhibited among our sol
dlers and sailors of the army and navy at Manila, at
Santiago, at Ouantanamo, who best defend tho
American nation and the American Institutions, and
such editorials as have appeared In The Bos should
be circulated In every home and In every school In
the land to teach what Americanism and patrlutism
mean. as Aueiucan.
Xrw Yom, July 8.
Stirred by the Story of the Rough aiders.
To Till! Enrron or The Huk. .Vir. I think tho ac
count gl en in your paper of July 7. under the head
lug of "The Hough llidera' right," tho most Inter
esting of all that baa been published since the war be
gan. The description brings out so v Iv Idly tho spirit,
tho braver) , the heroism of the regiment, and makes
onefiel so proud of htsiountrmtii.
We have admired tho liigl.sh officers ss wo hae
read accounts of their splendid brav i rj in their luit
ties with the barbarians of the East rci entL ; but U e
wmldinnnot show a nner strain nf nuiratie than Is
seen in this description uf tlio rough riders. It shuuld
tii piibllshtil u tho luidnii papers, that the msv
sietiiflt what kind nf PtutTmir fmysari' made of
War is terrible, but, iifttr all, it dues bring out
the noblest and best that Is In man The re are noun
who hvy, "Oh, whut an awful thing this warts! I
hate ar." Well, other people halt- war, loo. but
the) Inpkbej emit and see thn grain! i-raulls lustful
low-llbertj and Christian iliillutlou .wur it lo a
people who lialu long suffered under a dtgradlii-r
I believe flod Is In this wot and that He has great
purposes to aicompllh, and all the world will sec It
in due time, as the grsud panorama uufulds,
Tiiisville, Pa , Jul) p. E. O. Eueiuios
Surgeon Streeta'a Oliservntlons of the Ciiliim
To ihe I'niTon or The Bus-Air I am In receipt
of a letter from mr liuaband, Burgeon T II. Rtrci'ts
on the Holaie, dated June .'(), at Ouantanamo, Cuba!
" V e had a Cuban olncer come on board to seo us n
few days ago. We kept him all night and gave him
a bed to sleep In, a thing which be hud not had for a
long time. These people are a small, delicate rare.
lie could not help belug Impressed Htu mlr , ....:
aud suture, when compared with bis own, and ! suii
peso be was slsndeeply Impressed with the sacrifices
wo are mskliiu fur Ills iwnple, for he ssul, and re
peatcd It, that we win not mi u, hut gods, lio ,!nld
only speak Hijaulsh Ueliavn mimenf their sick and
wounded on Isold for tn-atmeut One of them said
that ho had net er slept on u bud before sine c he u as
" We are not Buffering from the heat, there being
almost alwa) s a e tml breeze bloiring "
vklute, l'a., July , p. w Stbeets.
A Itathcr Timely Suggestion.
trom tht yu Tork Journal.
Queen lilluokalanl has decided to live permanentlr
In WMhiugton.--yuAi(,tosi JJUpaA. lnaanenu'
, What' tha matter with Princstou I
TTIIEELblEX OPPOSE DO'tVS ACTIOX.
Some Reasons Why the Speedway Should
Not De Thrown Open to Illcycllsta.
It Is surprising to somo poisons that whool
men generally do not ovorwhelmlngly np
provo of tho attoraptot William Doll to es
tablish tho right ot cyclists on the Bpcodway.
The demnnds of tho bicyclists In the past few
years havo boon so persistent and comprohon
slvo as to crcato the Impression that they will
not bo satlsflod until, as ono man expressed It,
" every nvonuo Is a eyclo path and every driver
Is In jail." In tho matter of tho Bneodway,
howovcr. thero In little doubt that most wheal
men nro decidedly opposed to giving bicyclists
permission to rldo there. In fact sensible whool
men havo boon highly pleased with tho idea
that, Iho new Bpcodway would provldo tho driv
ers of fast horsos with a thoroughfare on which
they could rldo without danger of Interfering
with tho bicycle. Every cyclist appreciates tho
danger to which he Is exposed when having to
tnko chances on Itlvorsldo Drive or clsewhoro
with rapidly mot lug vehicles, nnd tho Speedway
was counted on to divert somewhat tho courso
of horsemen, loavlng othor drives froor for tho
whoel. In conversation with somo veteran
bicyclists yostorday TnE Sun reportor discov
ered thnt. although Doll Is, as ho lmnglnos,
working in the bicycle's Interest, comparatively
fow ot his fraternity appear to sympathize with
"I was surprised." declared ono rldor."to
find thnt any wheelman was hoggish enough to
lay claim to tho Bpcodway. It was first con
ceived for tho horsemen aud was designed and
built for thorn, and I supposed that evory bloy
cle rldor In Now York wns glad of tho fact. At
no timo was It ovor Intondod that tho wheel
should hnv o a placo there. It soems to me that
cxporlonco in tho past few years ought to havo
shown cyclists that tho best thing that could
happen for them would be tho separation, so
far ns possible, of light and fast carrlagos from
tho crowds of cyclists which uso tho principal
driveways dally. Tho horscmon's cxcluslvo
uso of tho Bpoodway would accomplish that, to
a certain extent.
"I cannot understand, also, on what ground
Doll expects to win his light. If ho claims that
tho Park board hasn't tho authority to keep
bicycles off tho Bpoodway, ho Is mistaken. By
tho act of 1WU. to 'lay out. establish, and
regulnto a public drivoway In tho city of
Now prk.' tho Department of Public Parks
Ins full imwer to cxcludo from tho Bpeodv-ay
vehicles of any sort which may interfere with
or Inconvenience tho horsemen. If bicycles wore
admitted thore. thoy would certainly bo more
or less of an obstruction to tho drivont. nnd, on
tho other hand, tho drivers would necessarily
hnrass tho cyclists."
Other wheelmen expressed a similar opinion.
I do not seo that wo hnvo much to complain
or." said ono etithuslust. "In tho lost two
vcarswehnva been fortunate enough to have
miles and miles of nspbnlt laid down, and ap
propriations for improving tho condition ot our
highway are made constantly. Only tho othor
day Mavor Van Wyck sanctioned tho expendi
ture of $50,000 tor tho laying of usplinlt strips to
connect tho Thirty-fourth street nnd Nlncty
soeotid street forries with tho macadam roads
of Queens county. I do not bellovo that tho
League of American Wheelmen will co
operate with Doll In the strugglo ho has com
menced It would be contrary to trm spirit of
lustieonnd fair play for tho organization to do
so. Of courso. tho Speedway is a now thing,
and time may demonstrate that tho horsemen
about New-aork are too fow to warrant their
hnv lug thnt mngiiiflcontdrive all to themselves.
1 hat remains to be seon, and It is too early now
to even consider It.
"The w hcolmen of this city constltuto a largo
body, and should .have what belongs to them,
but it Is my opinion thnt by trying to encroach
upon tlio Bpeedn ay their eauo would bo hln
elored rathor than advanced. Thero will always
boo ousts to maintain that tho wheel's rights
nro not properly tcspectod. but when such fel
ows go beyond the limit of reason they should
A Dealer Who Rujs Loaves from Rakers to
Whom It Has Rccn Returned.
Thore aro many second-hand clothing stores
and second-hand furniture stores in tho vicin
ity of tho Brooklyn Navy Yard, but thero is
only one second-hand bakery. This Is on Sands
street, where there is a big sign In tho window
containing thoso words In letters n foot high:
i BREAD ONE DAY OLD "
j FOB 8LE HERE.
A young woman in chnrgo of the placo said
that they sold from 1.500 to 2,000 loaves of
bread every day.
" Tho bread is second-hand bread," she said:
"I mean by that that it Is broad purchased
from bakers to whom It Is roturned by their
customers. It Is the returned bread from
storekeepers vv ho huvo it left ovor at tho end of
tho day. We buy It up and retail It for threo
cents a lo-if. Muny people prefer It to fresh
te.'Lf ?Joys?ythYt biwulnday old ls mora
healthful than freshly baked broad. It ls not
exclusively poor peoplo who buy it."
TJIE CAT ASSAYED $18.31.
It Ilndn't Reen Scrambling About In a Gold
Mine for Nothing.
Butte, Mon., July 5. An amusing mining
story comes from tho Mocking Bird mine in
tho Warm Springs district, h. J. Itowen. who
owns nnd works tho mine, also owns a pot cat.
This cat climbs up and down tho slinft, through
drifts, crosscuts, stones nnd levels, nnd lives
dow n thero most ot tho timo, being fed by tho
miners from tho contents of their dinner palls.
A brilliant idea struck Itowen thoothqrdny,
Ho took tlio cat Into tho oro house nnd washed
tho hair as clean to the hkin ns It could possi
bly bo washed. Then ho icnnod tho dirty
water to the highest percentage, nnd tho en
tire cat assayed SIHItl on an ossayer's scales.
It is doubtful If any mlno In tho Ilocky
Mountains can assay bettor than $1B 31 to tho
rollc-Cures In Kansas.
From the Journal of American FolX-Lcre.
Borne of these cures, w blch were collected In Coffey
count)-, were obtained from colored people. The
mojorlty of the superstitions, however, which were
collected In Douglas county, were obtained from
people who declared they knew no superstitions and
bellecd none, name ly, students In attendance at the
Unlerslty of Kansas. These students came from
nearly every county In thi Btate.
V arts can be transferred from one to another by
tho following methods, among others:
Put Into a reel calico bag " hearts" from grains of
corn; " rnn down the road," throw away the bag, not
looking where It fells, ruu home again, and If any
one picks up tho bag your warts will go away.
Hub the wart with seven pebbles, wrap the pebbles
in a paper and throw them away; If the parcel la
pk led up thci wart will go away.
If ) on sen any one asleep In church say to yourself:
" When you awa'.e, tako the so warts."
If ) on ha k a wart and see a man riding on horse
back In the rain (or, as another version runs, riding
on a gray honeel, sa, "Take thtse along," rub the
art and It will l.-av n you.
At P' Iphos, Kan , lives u young man who gallantly
procured his swrethe art's warta by purchase.
Steal a dishcloth, rub tho wart with It, and then
bury the cloth under the eaves of the house. If you
till uo mm aud no one finds out your theft, your
wart will go away.
Write on tbostoio with a piece of chalk the num
ber of ) our w arts. W hen the number haa burned off
the atnve ) our warts will bo gone
In order to euro tho toothacho cut your finger
nails on Friday. Another sure cate Is to wash be
hind your ears every morning.
The aiiuof ancel, if worn uhout the leg, will cure
The akin nf a black cat worn In one's clothing will
Cam a potato In one's pocket to cure rheumatism.
The negro sometimes sleeps with a young dog la
ordt r to transmit rheumatism to the dog,
Headache may bo preuntrd by wearing iu one'a
hat the rattles of a nettlcsiisko.
The skin of a snake worn around one'a hat crown
will cure tho headache.
A st) may bo e tired by rubbing It with a gold ring,
a sllier spoon, or one's finger moistened with eallt a!
Wear u red string or red beads around the neck to
prevent the uuscbleoj.
Wear a string of gold bcade around your neck and
your nosu cannot bit cd.
Hold )our hands above your head and your noae
will cease bleeding
Hold a silt -r spoon against the back of the neck to
stop the nosebleed
The. blond of a black cat will cure shingles.
NewrUt ft thicken dio lujour hands aud you will
not have palsy
Ilore a Lole In the wall the height of a child's headj
when tho child growa above the bole It will bo cured
Tou may always prevent cramps in the feet by
turning your shoes upside down every night beside
yourUd. OxsTacDs C. Datkxkit.
rOVSVED SOO XEAJIS AGO, 11
The Third Centennial otChkmlta, IT, V t ffl
De Celebrated on Wednesday.
DNVJsn,JulylO.-Tho 300th anniversary ot ,,
tho settlement of tho llttlo town ot Clmmlta, JM
thlrty-flvo miles from Santa Fe5, Now Mexico. I i
will bo celobrnted on noxt Wednesday. Th
colebratlon will bo In commomoratlon of ths
nrstsottlomontof whlto mon in the prosont Ter
ritory of Now Mexico and tho tceond In tlis
United Btatcs. Indeed, Itcan lay claim to being
the first pormanont settlement of Europeans In
tho prosont domain of the United States, for
whilo the Bpanlnrds foundod Bt. Augustine In
1505 and built a fort thero. thoy subsequently
abandoned it. Thoro aro traditions that tlis
Spaniards came up tho Itlo Grande Into New
Mexico ovon earlier than tho founding of Bt
Augustine, but thoy did not remain. As early
as 1581 Spanish explorers reachod tho present
site ot tho city ot Santa Fe, but It was not until
1004, six yoars after tho sottlotnentof Clmmlta, 9
that tho records ot Santa Fo begin. Santa Yt 8
can therefore justly claim to bo tho oldost con- B
tlnuously inhabited city In' tho United Btntea. H
but to Clmmlta belongs the honor ot tho oldest I
eottlomont, Tho pilgrims did not land at riym- I
outh Ilock until 1020, or twenty-two years after
tho sottlomont of Chamlta and sixteen years
after tho organization ot the municipality of
Chamlta Is tho modorn namo of tho town
founded In 1508 by tho Spaniard Ovate. The
story of tho founding of San Gabriel as the
sottlomont was than called, reads liko a ro
mance Ovato was a citlzon of Zacatocas, Mex
ico. Hearing from roturnod travellers ot the
untold wealth of tho northern lands, ho ob
tained permission from tho VIcoroy to attempt
tho oxplorotion and Christianizing of tho thon r
unknown wilds. After innumerable difficulties
and privations ho succeeded in reaching the 1
Soul of his ambition and foundod his little
amletof Han Gabriel. H
Ills priests ut onco began thoir attempts to m
proselyto tho natives, hut with such Indifferent 1
success thut to-day tho Puoblos. tho people
among whom tho Moxlenns settled. aro pagans.
A number of Ovnte's party Bot out to reach the
Pueblo city of Qulv Irn. about 000 mllos from
wherp tho main hand had stopped, nnd sui-
P used to bo iu tho neighborhood of tlio present
asa Grande ruins In Arizona. After gront suf
fering they reached Qulvlra and mndo an en
during pence with the Puoblos.
Many of tho party which camo with Ovato be
came wealthy, thanks to tho gold thoy found,
but. tho primary objects of his expedition were
not accomplished, especially thnt regarding the
Christianizing ot tho nutlves.
Tho celebration at Chamlta will bo attondod
by many prominent persons from tho southern
Ilocky Mountnin region. Among tho speakers
will ho Gov. Otero ot New Mexico, Gov. Adams U
of Colorado. ex-Oov. Prlnco of New Moxlco.
nnd Judge Wllber F. Btono of tho Court of B
Private Land Claims. All of theso gentlemen
nro well versed In tho romantic history of New H
Mexico, particularly ex-Gov. Prlnco. who has H
written a history of Now Mexico, and Judge U
Btono. who us n momber of tho Land Court
has had occasion to dolvo into tho nnclont reo- H
ordspf Aew Mexico, oven paying n long visit to H
tho City of Mexico to go through tho Spanish B
nrehlvos thoro. The celebration will bo under ffl
tho nusplcos of tho Now Mexico Historical Bo-
clcty, and the exercises will bo under tho dl-
rectlon of Mr. L. Bradford Prlnco.
COME BACK, MIL CHOKER. H
Tammany Can't Think About Candidates
Until You Turn on the Electricity. H
Tammany candidates for Congress and the 1
State Benato nro brushing up thoir claims for 1
Inspection by Richard Croker. who Is expected
to arrivo in this city In August. Ho may return M
from Europe at nn earlier date, but whether ho I
comes this month or noxt, it may bo set down D
osaposltho fact that no candidates will be I
selected for Congress. Benato. or Assembly, g
nor will any definite plan of campaign be I
mapped out until ho ls hero to boss tho job. M
Tho old story of tho book ogont who, after Do
ing thrown down flvo successive flights of
stairs In a business houso by flvo different sots
of employees, exclaimed: "Holy Mosos. what
a system I" must havo had its origin with a
politician who had sought unsuccessfully to do
business with Tammany Hall. Tho only dif
ference Is that there is only ono official flight of
stairs In Tammany Hall. Whon Mr. Crokor
throws tho applicant down ho lands in the
Nevertheless, with all Its improved machin
ery and highly developed system of organiza
tion, tho loader of Tammany Hall will find
plenty to do when ho comes back to Now York
for tho fall campaign. Thero are numerous
small squabbles in tho Wigwam which must
bo settled beforo tho ronl business of tho cam
paign is taken up. and tho raorlta of rival can
didates for certain nominations must bo
weighed and classified beforo tho local conven
tions nro culled. Already the minor loaders aro
saying that Congressmen Amos J. Cummlngs,
Henry Clay Hulzer. Georgo B. MeCIollnn.
Brndloy. and Vchslago. who constltuto tho
Tnmmany battery In tho lower house,
will bo renominated by order of Mr. 1
CroKer. It is also assorted that Stato D
Senator Timothy Dry Dollnr Sullivan will get
thoTummnny nomination for Congress In tho H
Eighth district, which Is now represented hv
John Murray Mitchell. Republican Senator (ffl
Jacob A. Cantor, tho Domocratlo lender In tho
upper house nt Albany, is working hard for tha
Tammany nomination in tho Fifteenth district.
but tho chances nro ncninst him nt preser'. It 1
Is said. Tho leaders of thi Wigwam nro look-
Inghnnl for a suitable candidate to run in tho
Fourteenth district, but Tammuny cnndldntes B
nre scarce up there ever sineo the memorable .1
licking which Co! Bill Brown received at the (1
hands of Congressman Lemuel KlyQulgg. ffl
The Tnmmany nomination, it is wild, wll ffi
probably go to Andrew J. Connlek. a wealthy I
e-ontrnetor. .Perry Belmont hns also been men
tioned for thopl.iee. OongrcsmnanOulgff snld
a few nights ugo tint hn had not decided
whetlior or not ho would mn for Congress this
fall, and that ho would give tho question no
serious consideration until September.
Thn question of a platform on which to launoh
tho C'ongresH e-nniidufes is causing tho Tnm
many leaders tj do somo pretty till thinking,
but It is wift' to sny that the silver Issue will bo
Ignored, as It was whe-i the Wlgwum recently
eolclirnted tho l'J'Jd nnnlvorsnryof American
Independence. It is very apparent that Tnm
many Is tired of silver, nnd would bo ns glael to
get rid of it as Blndbud of his Old Man of tlio Ken-
Mr. Ituflln Snubbed by Dickens.
From the London Daily Matt.
" Dodd tho Dustmsn," who fonnded the barge race,
meant to be the founder of the Iloyal Dramatlo Col
lege. Us offered the money to Ilenjamln Webster
and Charles Dickens, and was not altogether well
treated ill the matter. Ho was certainly not an aria
tocratlo donor, and 41io source of the money might
have been material for ridicule, bnt he certainly mer
ited moro civility than lie got. Webster shelved blm
rather shabbily, and Dickens caricatured him as
" Boffin, the Oolden Dustman." M
Mrs. Edward Harris of Richmond, Mo., 63 years I
old, has jiven birth to twlna for the aeventb time. 1
Thryaie all living. I
V RIour at tho Rosebud Agency, S. D wrote to I
the United HUtcs Marshal: "I want to make com
plaint against my bruthe r for shooting at my mother.
He missed bci at least a foot."
Two hundred babies of Oriental parentage were
recently dlspla) ed In a baby show In San Francisco.
The bo) s had their heads shaved, while the girls had
their hair stiffened wltf? beads and paper flowers.
A four-hitndred-pound bear walked Into a barn
yard In I'roebstel, Wash., and rsrrled off a live
calf. The cltUeiis organized a posse snd after a long
chase captured bruin, who had hugged the calf to
Because the sexton of the Methodist church in
Kenncbiinkiort, Me , refused to let a crowd of men
and bo) a ring the bell on the Fourth nf July, they
assaulted him, smashed the windows, tore down tha
fences, and beat the policeman who tried to atop
Tha Rev. W. A. Van Oundy of Hutchinson, 111 ,
led his r. cnr-del boy to the re form school by a
leather strap, ono end of which was tied around the
boy's neck, After the boy bad been placed In the I
school the father returned to his church and con
ducted the usual service.
What Is known In the Hood River Valley, Or., as
the Dig Ditch, cost I3H.O0O, and this year's crop of
strawberries, blackbcrrlea, and other fruit tn the
valley will bring enough money to pay for it. It
was e onstructed for tho benefit of the fruit growers,
who are euiblud thereby to get their products to
market In greater bulk.
Blmim Kargcnt, who died at West Oouldsboro,
Me , at the ago of u:i ) ears, was a sea Captain In bis
earlier) ears lie lost his sight aud had to ejult the
bualuess of the ocean. Uo lived near the aea, and It '(
waa his custom to have himself taken to the beach
when the weather was fair, and there ha would sit 4
until bis friends returned him to bis cottage. One
his sight waa regained, and ha saw tha cxean fo a
moment, esd then tha light went cut foreran.