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STAB STILL LOSING.
Time Steadily Galnlnc Circulation.
Can't Fool the 1'iibllo.
Notwithstanding the liberal distribution
of sample copies by the Star last week its
circulation fell off 1,411. Week before
last Its aggregate circulation was 170,177,
nd according to its statement published
Saturday Its circulation was only 169,063.
The bona fide circulation of The Times
last Vieek was 216,025, which was. 16.962
copies in excess of the Star and a gain of
2G0 over The Times circulation of the
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lias by several thousands the largest daily
and Sunday circulation iu thecity.nnd that
every copy goes to bona fide readers and
The Times compelled the Starto withdraw
one of its misleading statements in regard to
circulation and will In time cuuscit to cease
publishing certain others.
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facturers of wood pulp paper have practi
cally completed a combine nud -will take
advantage of the lk-eme afforded by the .
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in this place a tax on public information.
The truvt proposes to increase the cost of
wood paper alwut 1-4 cent per pouirtl.an-i
as the newspapers of the country use alwut
C.-5CO,CO0 pounds of that kind of paper a
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calendar diyn of the year The 15 per
cent, ad valorem tariff on newtpapsr is.
i-ufficicut to allow een a greater adanee
than is contemplated, when the cost of
tbippiug from abroad is considered, and
the tru-l tjx of 1-4. per cent, on knowleclger
may be taken as a guaranty of what is to
However, great good will come from this
last trust eilL Newspapers will unite in
demanding tne abolition of the tariff on
articles controlled by trusts, and competi
tion will finally drive them out of exist
ence. The streams and forests ot Canada
offer superior facilities for manufacturing
wood pulp paper, and, with the tariff re
moved, capital would seek Im estment there
In that Industry, and supply the United
States n ith printing paper at a lower price
than it could be manufactured here. "Pos
sibly a number of our great newspaper
plants would unite in furnishing capital .
for such an enterprise, and In that event
the paper trust would practically be de
prived of its best paying business. r
It Is more than likely that the nevt Con
gress will have something to say- about
trusts, and, although the Republican party
favors protection, it could enact no more
popular measure to prepare the wayrdr
its success at the next election than to
abolish the tariff on articles controlled by
LIKE NOAH'S DOVE..1.11 .,
In one respect, but probably in no other,
(hose, rare birds who make a profession
of prize fighting are like Noah's dove upon
the occasion of its first liberation from the
ark. They find no place on which to rest
their feet. l
Governor-Brown, of Kentucky, stopped'
a prize fight yesterday at Louisville,, going;
to that city in person for that purpose. The
mayor of Cleveland at the same tune pre
vented a Epnring exhibition between John
L- Sullivan and Paddy Ityan, which was to
have been given at the instance of aswek
athletic club) for the reason that the men'
were professionals. Governor Hastings,
of Pennsylvania, coincident with the pro
hibition performance of the Texas legis
lature, ifsued a requisition upon Governor
McKlnley, of Ohio, to get possession of the
persons of two diminutive pugs wno "had
Invaded and desecrated tbe sacred soil
of tbe old Keystone State. ,,-..,
The wonder is that all of these belligerent
devotees of "physical culture," Corbett
and Fltzslmmons included, do not moss
themselves upon the free soil of Alexander
Island, which Is in dispute whether it Is
Virginia or United Slates property.
If there be one .place remaining w,bei;e
these frightened birds may rest their tired
wings and "put op their dukes" witllfiono
to molest or make them afraid, it is In the
territory alleged tD be ruled over by Gov-
crnor O'Ferrall. The flood of popular
opinion, opposed to prize fighting sweeps
overiiialn and mountain everywhere else,
but here may be found the olive branch, in
dicative that it is cot culte universal
IIJALMAR IUOBTU BOYESEN.
.Literary circles In America and or the
'w'crid at large have suffered a great loss
la ibe sudden and untimely death of Mr.
TIJalm arlljorth Boyesen, who lias forseveral
'years held the Gcbhard professorship of
1 Germanic languages and literature In ,
Columbia College, New York. ,
Doubtless eo foreigner ever acquired a
'more fluent and eloquent use of the English
"language. As a very young immigrant
from Norway, be came to America because
'nf his love for democratic iroverliment.
Very soon Lc produced a first nov el, whirti
commended Mm to W. D. How cllsand others
of that dominant set of llteratteiirs. Other
works rapidly followed and lie was soon a
favorite -n ith lovers of fine literature in all
fjuuntries. Turgenieff, the great author of
"Virgin Soil," found a genial companion in
the creator of "Zunuar," 'Falronbers,"
"Ilka on. the Hill top," and other works;
and one of Boyesen's countrymen, Iho
raelTcaf democratic poet, Bjornscu BJorn
sen, was his life-long friend.
While Itoyef en ne er reached the extrem o
of social theories advocated by llcnrlke
Ibsen in records of unparalleled frankness.
,be was vary radical in Ids convictions upon
all social quistions, but uttered himself
always delicately and without offense.
The breach made In America's cleverest
and purest literary circle by Professor
Boyesen's death will not be filled by closing
up the ranks.
m Reviews of movements in the business
world during the last three months, made
by the leading commercial agencies of the
country, show an altogether encouraging
condition. In every department of trada
great -improvement Is reported, and the
.number of failures Is considerably Us
than in the corresponding months of last
jear. The proportion of defaulted liabili
ties to the number of failures is also much
less than last j ear.
Improvements cli'bltcd in prices and In
wages' Torm one ot the most Important
features of the reports. Hundreds of thou
sands of workmen and workwomen who
had no regular employment at this time
latt year are now steady wage-earners
nnd contribute immensely to the volume
of consumption. While the improvement
of business Is shown to be slightly larger
In manufacturing regions than elsewhere.
It is also shown to be cry general, and that
producers and dealers of all kinds arc mure
hopeful and buoyant than for several jears
Altogether the fall trade opens most
auspiciously and promises to recover for
the fall, winter and spring business the
full vigor which marked the seasons pre
ceding the panicky dajs tvhicli are now
gone Into history.
OUK POLICE VOHCE.
Evidences are multipliiig etery day thro,
Washington's police force is not large
enough to cope successfully with the
lavles element ot the city. Only a few
'n!gnts"ago; at a point in the very heart
Jit tlio residential portion of the city, anil
at n comparatively early hour, a gentle
man, on his way home, was assaulted and
robl)cd. This is dL-graceful to the last
The jiicrcaM? of the force has not kept
pace with the expansion of the city. It
lias been kept at least 50 per cent In
the rear.- The beats of the individual
jjatrolmeu are so large in nearly all sec
tions nf the town that the officers, in
M'ile of all the diligence they may prac
tice, are unable to guard them effectively.
This is not a new complaint. It has been
niulc to every Congress within the last
twenty years, and yet little or no heed
has lieen paid to 11. 'In consequence
burglaries and highway robberies have in
creased alarmingly, and the taxpayers of
the District, ha e a right to demand better
protection for their persons nnd their
In their estimates for the next fiscal year
Jhc. Commissioners should come as near as
possible to the actual necessities of the
case, noT cease to urge upon Congress
to wliose niemliers during their sojourn
afthc Capital the police protection is also
extended, the necessities to make it ade
quate to the demands made upon it.
China seems to be in the position of a
fellow who Is continually treading on
somebody's coat tails. She should estab
lish a bureau of public apology.
If the-advance ot the price ot newspaper
by the paper trust is successful, it will
demonstrate, that while knowledge is
power it is not strong enough to resist
Lieut. R. E. Peary, who has recently been
cooling his heels in a fruitless cliabc after
the north pole, has been trying to reach his
home in this city under the assumed name
of Price. The distinguished explorer should
not take his faiUre so much to heart. Sim
ply because he was frozen out cf an expe
dition that could not from Its nature be
'successful docs not necessitate hlstravel-lng-lneogvor
trying-to hide away from the
public like a criminal. Others have made
equally disastrous failures in their attempts
to penetrate the frozen zone, and Lieut.
Pear y-sho-j kl summon the courage that gave
him a reputatjon and face his defeat like
Lieut. Peary's efforts to reach bis home
under the name of Price was probably the
price of bis failure to carve his real name
,oa the north pole.
In refusing to be hypnotized by the
celestial talk- of the Hon. John W. Foster,
the Minneapolis Episcopal convention miss
ed hearing some legal advice that cost
Cnfni'a hundred, thousand dollars.
If Corbett and Fltzsimmons would smoke
tbewplpe of-peace in their talking match
nojona would object to their joining the I
Chickasaws or any other tribe of Indians.
.. i .
Indiana Is for
It is time to go.
fhe'tkle'Turkey is spreading about the
falsity of tbe Armenian reports would do
credit to the patriarch- of gobbler barcm.
Evidently tbe matrimonial curtain-raiser
between Mr. and Mrs. Fabst was prepara
tory to the debut of Mrs. Fabst in "Hard
CasnV I .
California mines have-produced SI. 4f0.-1
000,000 in gold during the past forty-five 1
Points About Pilgrims.
Messrs Sol. Pelser and Samuel L. Welter,
of San Francisco; Messrs. Samuel McCutch
con, of Belfast, Ireland, and James M. Mc
Cuithenn, ot East Oranse, N. J.; Mr. Frank
Price, of Chicago; Mr. II. M. Abcrnelliy,ot
Elmlra, N. Y , and Mr. W. P. Headley. or
New Lexington, Ky are at the Ebbitt.
At the Metropolitan Mr. T. T. Merrill, ot
Boston; Mr. James L. Gorcy, ot Covington,
Ky.;Mr. L. B. Breekenstcin, ot Saletn.N.C;
and Mr, George B. Steak, of St. Louis, are
among the guests.
Mr.nd Mrs. Charles H, Wllller, of Louls
TllIe;Mr. C. II. Chamberlain, of lies Moines,
Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mlgncrey and
Mrs. J. C. Frein, of Great Harrington,
Conn., are at tbe National.
Among the Shoreliam's guests are: Mr. 8.
A. Walker, of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs, J. B.
Johnson, accompanied by htr daughters.
Misses O. L. and K. L. Johmoj, ot St. Lou Ls,
ami Messrs. J. W. Savin. James Byrnes and
Edward W. Brown, ot New York.
Messrs. J. M. Harrison and C. r. Fentress
ot St. Louls;Mr. Ira It. Carter.of Ann Arbor,
MUh.; Mr. Henry Fetch and wife, Jeoey
City, and Mr. Hand L. Ljne, Piedmont. W.
Vn., are Arlington guests.
At the Itiggs are Mr. John J. Fitzgerald,
NcwBrltalu, Com.;Mr. F. M. Home. Boston,
ami Mrs. B. Jotinsoa and Miss Johnson, ot
Mr. nnd Mrs. William F. G'aney, of Man
chester, N. II., nnil Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles
E. Black anil wife, Mr. George Worthlngton,
Jr., and M r. A. Hegeman, of New York, are
at Willard's. '
Among the latest arrivals at the Balelgh
are Mr. A. 8. James, of Atlanta; Mr. W. R.
Omohundro, of Chu-ago; Mr. Joslah Qulncy.
ot Boston, and Itcv. E. M. Bac-hmann, ot
Plctet, the great Swiss chemist, has
found that a combination of sulphurous
and carbonic acid gases possesses re
markable power as a disinfectant. It
not only kills disease germs, but it also
diffuses lltelf in such a wcrdtrful pene--tratlng
way that it acts more rapidly
than other fumes.
The balloon, by means of which M.
Andree, the Swedish engineer, vill en
deavor to reach the north iole, will. It ls
said, be capable of carrying three per
sons, four months provisions, a sledge
and a tailing-boat, and will be sufficiently
gas tight to hoverin tl e air for thirty days.
During tbe autumn of this yenr a mom
ment is to le unveiled at Ofte-el, in East
Fncslard, in memory of the discoverers
of the 6un's spots, David and Johann Fa
bricius. The site chosen is the place in the
cemetery where the grave of the elder Fa
bricius vas discovered, about nine years
ago. David Fabricius, who -was the parish
clergyman of Ostecl,-was murdered In 1617
by a turf digger named Frerik Hojer,
whom he had Eomcvthat Imprudently de
nounced from the pulpit for tteallng geese.
Hojer argrily struck the ruMor with Ills
The working model of an electric street
sweeper, which gathers In dirt from a street
at the rate of fifteen mlhs an hour, and
promises to revolutionize the business, has
been completed anil will be exhibited at
the Bay Stale Fair.
4. railroad across Arabia, from Ismailla,
on the Huez Canal, to the head of the Per
sian Gulf, following as nearly as possible
the thirteenth degree of latitude for nearly
1,000 miles, is row under consideration.
The cngiui-cring diif iculties are not serious.
The Ordeal of Poison.
Though ordeals by fire and water are, or
have been, national Judicial institutions of
world-wide distribution, recourse to a
deadly poison lis a legal remedy has not
met with such uniersal recognition. With
the exception of the "red water" ordeal
of the Papuans, and the "bitter water"
ot certain llelancsilan tribes, (lolsoiiiirde-als
are strictly confined to the dark continent,
of which the ordeal of the Calabar bean as
practiced by the ne-groes of old Calabar, is
tbe most popular anil well known instance.
The source ot the poison from which It
also derives its name Is the tangliima
venenifcra, a plant indigenous to Madagas
car. Thctanghin tree Issomewhat like a chest
nut in appearance. As its foliage is of a
dark green hue and its flower of a gorgeous
crimson, it presents a very attractive sight
during themontlisof October andNov ember.
ot such crimes as treason and Itehcraft or
anything directly or indirectly due to the
intervention of the supernatural, and as
such crimes were frequent and the circle of
suspicion wide, it acted as a constant
lira in on an already scanty population.
Ellis compacts that 3,000 persons perished
annually under this ordeal, and a tenth of
the entire population drank it in their lives
some four or five times while of those
who drank more than half died on the spot.
For minor offenses the ordeal was per
formed thus: If two parties disputed on a
subject on which no direct evidence could
be got, each selected a dog from .1 pair of
equal size and condition and both animals
received similar doses of tanghin. The part y
whosedog firstsurcumbed was adjudged to
be in the wrong, and if both dogs expired
simultaneously the case was decided on a
basis of eqnality, or if this was out of tbe
question the ordeal was repeated.
In the case or serious crimes, however,
being alleged against any one, the ordeal
was much more severe, as the persons sus
peeled had themselves to swallow the
tanghin. Tbe ordeal was a truly national
institution;- government officials called
mpanozon-doba, or "cursers of the head,'
or more colloquially, mpampinona, that is
"those who compel to drink," administered
tbe ordeal; and to be a mpampinona was
considered both alucrative, respect able and
even an honorable position. The mpampi
nona, by personal and secretly transmitted,
experience, could so manipulate tbe ordeal
that their clients had a chance of escaping
with little more than a violent fit of
vomiting, while they could insure with
deadly certainty the removal of. an ob
Poets and the Ego.
Ben Jnnson was about the most conceited
of English writers, and was not afraid to
utter his conviction ot his own superiority.
His egotism was almost fierce initsintcusity:
There is no doubt that Wordsworth con
sidered himself actually consecrated to bis
work. He says In "The Prelude:"
"1 made no vows
But vows were- then'made foe me; bond to
Was given that I should be, else sinning;
A dedicated spirit."
Haydon, the painter, says that Words
worth and Keats were the only two persons
he ever saw who looked conscious of a mis
sion. Keats had tlie same conviction of the t
, reality of his Inspiration.
Victor Hum was 'as Mlr.imnroiuuxT m
any of the moderns, as his-rema" -"utr
hia wriln-,n nlinv. i
GREAT SCHOLAR PASSE5AWAY
Break in Muls ol Amnca's Best
Writers by Boyesen's DeattL
Remarkable Career of a Norwegian
Who Loved Not-His Own Coun
try Less, But America More.
Prof. Boyesen, who died at New York
yesterday, was born at Frederiksvaern,
Norway, September 23, 1848. He was a
very robust young man. ;He studied at
Leipslc, Germany, nnd was graduated from
the University of -Christiania, Norway, In
1808. In 18G9, with a youpger brother,
lie came to the United States. The English
language Interested him greatly, and he
studied It very diligently. The years 1889
and 1870 be spent in Chicago, editing a
Norwegian paper, Fremad, devoting the
evenings to the English poets. He hhnself
has said fie Was very ronil of Shakespeare,
Shelley and Keats, but disliked Words
worth. Ojf. this perior he said:
"It was daring this lirst winter In Chi
cago that-my father's words about mak
ing his son In quest of a great world lan
guage the test of my ability returned
to me wittf renewed force, and I rtsolved
to make the English language completely
my own. I Induced my brother solemnly to
promise to speak and write nothing but
English to me. It was -car to mi' that
'f I were ever to use English with 'hat
finer sense of the color and- Individuality
of the language I would have to cease to
be bilingual. I would not acquire English
as an additional accomplishment, but I
would, ir possible, substitute It for my
mother tongue. I would make It the- nat
ural medium of my speech and thought.
Iu order to do tills I would have to put
my mother tongue be hiud me; 1 wouldhave
to live iu a community where I beard
nothing but English, j, therefore, ex
changed my editorial position fur a
tutorship of Latin and Greek in a tniall
so-called university in Urtiana, Ohio. Be
fore doing JbLs, however, I went to Boston
to take le-siiia in correct pronunciation
from the best elocutionist I could find
I found there the man nf all others who
was exactly qualified to teach me what I
de-Ired to learn. I wauled to have my at
tention called to all little niceties of
sound which usually escape a foreigner.
His first romance "Zunnar," written
while lie was at Urtiana, was a Sucrci-s.
While In Bovton looking for a publisher
for till book, ho went into the library
of Howard University, and was requested
by the assistant librarian to legMcr.
When the librarian saw the name liu
asked If he were a Norwegian, and on be
ing answered "res," replied;
"It is very odd; it is scarcely fifteen
minutes since Professor Child was hern
and expressed his doire to gel hold of an
educated Norwegian who would be able
to translate for turn a book of dialect bal
lads which he has recently received. It
you are willing I will send for Professor
Chllil. He Is a man whose acquaintance
j ou would like to make."
The two wcreintroduced. and Mr. l!oesen
translated some ot Landtag's "Norwegian
Ballads," ami commented on them tn Prof.
Child. At this time he met William Dean
IsuwelN. editor ot the- Atlantic Monthly,
and reail to blm chapters of bis romance.
"Zunnar" was afterward rewritten in
some parts, and published In the Atlantic
Though One Ad.
In 1873, and the next year by James P.
Osgood In bonk form. Seven or eight
editions haveappcared. The bonk has been
translaledlnto German and Danish. "Fnl
conberg"Uanothcroriiis works. "Zunnar,"
Prof. Boyesen said, was tbe means of
winning to Mm many friends. Two he
mentionedan iirticular Howellsand Tour
geneff, tbttfatnods Russian. Mr. Eoyesen
sajs he wrote la score ot bad poems which
llr. TIoT'-stls: worked over for him. He
received jinct encouragement-from Tour
geneff laf tnsjliterary work. He derived
cotislderalpe" help also from Bjornsen.
When be was professor of German litera
ture at Cornell University he pursued a
course ot scientific study.
When qnTte a young man, Hr. Boyesen
wrote poeins pn""Norse subjects, dramas,
etc., many of which her says he hia-ned.
Prof. Boyesen was elected professor of Ger
man in Cornell University in 1874, and six
years later was appointed to the same po
sition iu Columbia College, New Xork. 11
often lectured In New York before and In
public: on literary topics. HLs story, "Ilka
on thelllUTop," was dramatized as "Alpine
Roses," and wns successfully produced in
188 1. "Faiconberg" appeared In lS7f
"Goethe and 'Schiller Their Lives and
Works," In the same year, "Ilka on the Hill
Top and otherSlorles" in 1831, "A Daugh
Ut or the Ehllisttncs." in 188a and "Vaga
bond Tales" in 1889.
In 188.1 lie was appointed to the Gehhard
professorsliip ot German and literature in
Columbia College. The chair of Germanic
languages and literature was created for
him in 1890. Heliad a high reputation as a
novelist andi essayist. He leaves a widow
and two children.
New South Wales has a population of
1,223,370. Its lower bouse ot parliament
is based on manhood suffrage andnumbers
141 members. Its upper htrsse consists of
73 Jiiembcrs nominated by the crown for
Victoria has a population nf 1,174,006.
Its lower house is based on manhood suf
frage and numbers ninety-five members.
Its upper bouse numbers forty-eight; one
tblrd retire-every two years. A email prop-
f en y qualification is necessaryln a member.
The electoTS must have a 25 household
qualification orcome up to a certain edu
Queensland has a population of 432, 299.
fits lower house, numbering' seventy-two.
is based on manhood suffrage, with owners
ot certain property given an additional
Vote. Its upper bouse consists of thirty
seven members nominated by the crown
Tasmania has-a population of IIT4,424.
Its lower bouse, numbering thirty-six, is
based on suffrage with property qualirica
linn Ttn miner house mnsista of piphtpen.
I! elected forfeit' years,. with" property quali
fication, in.'' the electors.
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New Zealandjhas a population of 672,265.,
Its lower house numbers seventy-four
elected under manhood and womanhood
suffrage. Its upper house consists of forty
six members, nominated by government In
council for" seven ycars
South Australia-, has. a population of
341,978. Its lower house numbers fifty
fmin 7!pctr -under manhood sriffraire. Ira
urmcr housed consists of twenty-four mem-
Ihora. r -mhnrfllrimn-lhlrrt retire pverv thre
years.. The electors must be 25 house-
JOHHHY BULL NOT ASLEEP,
Vice-Admiral Bullen Has Every
Warship Under Rigid Orders.
WANTS TBADE EXPANSION
Old-Time Liberal Opposing Transfer
of Tarty Control to More Demo
cratic Hands Snjrur Corner Scheme
Fulls Through, fur Lack of Definite
London, Oct. 5. Though the foreign
office professes to be satisfied with the
full and prompt -acceptance by tbe Pckin
government of the ultimatum forwarded to
it by tire British government demanding
the degradation of Liu Ping Chang, vice
roy or Szechucn, forhls connection with tha
Szechucn riots, the trouble growing out
of the overt hostility of the Chinese
to llrJUsti subjects is lot over.
Tbe movements of the British squadron
In the Yang TseKiang show that the tension
in the relations between Great Britain
and China has hardly been lessened by the
punishment of Liu Ping Chang. Vice Ad
miral Duller, instead or ceasing to demon
strate the pressure that is being brought
to bear on the Pekin government, keeps
ui-dcT orders the British -war ships at every
point where they arc stationed before the
Tsung Li Yamcn apparently conceded the
Prime Minister Salisbury has directed
Sir Nicholas O'Conor, ,the British minis
ter to China, to expedite bis return to
London. Sir Nicholas will go to St.
Petersburg as ambassador iu place of Sir
F. C. Lncelles. He will be in London in
November, when a new minister to China
will be appointed.
It Is evident that Great Britain ls de
termined to conserve and expand her trade
and other interests in China. In order
to effect Ibis end, important changes will
be madeiu the duties of the members of the
legation at Pekiu. Besides the secretary
ot the legation, a special commercial at
tache will be obliged to make an annual
tour of the treaty ports.
The tecretary will visit the chief con
sulatcs. anil the commercial attache will
receie the BnlHi residents, learning their
grievance and watching the course nf trade.
As Sir Nicholas O'Conor suggested these
changes, nothing will bo done in the matter
until Lord Sali-bury iicrsoually confers
with Sir Nicholas.
It is rumored in diplomatic circles that
Sir Julian Pauncetote. Briti-b amlstssailor
to the United States, will succeed Lord
Dufferin as ambassador tn France. Sir
Julian's preference for Washington over
some of the better paid European posts
Is not coDCcaled, but If he shouleklic of f ered
the blue ribbon nf tbe Brilbh diplomatic
service, he would. It ls faid, be certain to
OLD-TIME LIBERALS IN ARMS. -
A clique ot old time Liberals, mostly
members of the Reform Club, are resenting
the proposed transference of the control of
the party to more democratic hands. The
National Liberal Club, backed by inter
ested wire-pjllers, is trying to squash the
projected conference on party reorganiza
tion. The political committee ot the National
Liberal Club is desirous of avoiding Internal
squabbles and is inclined to abandon tin
conference, bat, in the face of the ik-nianiLs
of every Liberal and Radical association
In the country, it will be obliged to
pfoceect'The conference will be held at
the end of October. It will concern itself
solely with plans for party reorganization.
Inquiries made in Mincing Lane to-day
elicited tbe information that France is
now practically out of the sugar market,
exporting, little or no sugar. This Is due.
It I said, to a. "corner" in beet sugar.
The absence of the French product has
had a symiiathetlc action on the markets,
ami has been the factor in raising the price
to 11 shHIngs per hundred weight, an
advance ot I 6d within a few weeks.
A larger "corner" than thatof theFrench
syndicate was, It Is supposed, recently at
tempted. GEEAT SUGAR CORNER.
A great insurance company of London
was approached with a proposition that it
insure sugar In different parts of the world
to the valae of 1,000,000 sterling. This
company canvassed other companies, with
a view to getting them to cover part ot the
Inquiries however, rendered doubtful
what quantities ot sugar had been actually
p ire based, anil a quest ion arose as to wheth
er speculators meant to operate on this In
surance. The proposal, therefore, fell
through, but it caused much talk in the
Theagric-ultural papers are raising an out
cry against the free admission into Great
Britam'ot American sheep. A recent con
signment or sheep from Amerie-a was found
to lie suffering from se-ab. the spread ot
whii b disease in the United Kingdom is due,
according to the Live Stock Journal, to the
Importation of sheep from the United
Many of these sheep were dispersed over
thecountry for grazing, and they spread the
disease The paper sas that the board ot
agric-ulturcmust. therefore, beasked to issue
an edict, similar to that applied to cattle,
providing that American and Canadian
sheep must be killed at their port of landing.
QUEEN TO VISIT IRELAND.
Ina C. Davis, who has been visiting va
rious English textile schools on behalf
of the Fall River Technical Textile School
with a view to learning the latest methods
Mlopted In the textile Industry, says she
was welcomed everywhere. She was es
pecially pleased with the courtesy of Man
ager J. H. Reynolds, of the Manchester
She was astonished to find that one
third or the day pupils were foreigners,
who, after completing their studies, re
turn to their homes and compete with the
people who provided them with their
training at a nominal cost.
A doubtful rumor has gained currency
that the Queen will make a visit to Ireland
next summer. Though her majesty ls en
joying fine health and is vigorous for her
years, she has an increasing dislike for
crowds or noise of any kind. During her
railway Journeys oil the stations at
which she is obliged to stop are cleared of
people as far as possible.
Lord Salisbury has sold the Chalet Cecil,
his property at Dieppe, France, to the J)uc
Countess Clancarty. better known as
Belle Hilton, who was some years ago a de
cideiUy well-known concert hall singer,
proposes to return to the stage. She Is ne
gotiating with tbe manager ot a Liverpool
A mrucssndnr and Mrs. Bayard are the
t guests of the Hon. Mrs. Ingram, at Temple
Make Your Bluff.
Twenty million packs of playing cards are
used up each year in the United States, and
50O.00Q of these arc bought on Manhattan
The wholesale prices vary from 2 cents a
pock un to 75 cents, and th6 retail prices
t are from 5' cents to $1.75, so It Is safe to
estimate that New Yorkers pay $100,000
a year for their playing cards.
"Very few cards are-Imported. Onthecon
trary,2,00O,00OpaclcsoCcardsareaDnuaUr exported from the-manufactories in Ncw
I Tort cltj". About 100,000 packsorfiirclgn
cards art Imported a ytrarbr this country.
They are mostly band-stenciled cards from
1 PtEASAHT ADDITION.
Readers of New York Sunday.Pa
pers Will Find Something.
ITLEADSIN LOOAL FEATUBES
A great many people o'bject,
and very naturally; to buyinp; a
local Sunday Paper when most
of .these papers argB nearly as
much, for only a part of the gen
eral features which are found In
the great New York Sunday news
papers. The Sunday Times quiets both
It costs less than any" large
Sundaj- paper in America'.
It makes a specialty of 'features
which cannot be. .found in the
New Yorkr newspapers.
The Sunday Times, then,
while it is a great and sufficient
newspaper in itself, is-also neces
sary to Washington readers of
New York Sunday newspapers.
Here are a few articles to be
found in its columns to-morrowj
Lives Given to Sciene.
3Ien who have worked Ions years in the
Officers Who Retire.
Army and Nary offer scant inducement
to bright men.
Writ Servers' Woes.
Experiences of constables in executing
One of the Light Brigade.
Famous charge described by a partici
pant Urlng here.
From the Monument's Top.
Can one see the ocean from its dizzy ele.
Handsome New Church.
FiReenth Street Methodists soon to lay
its corner atone.
Labor Leaders Coming.
Some national men who will be brought
to Washington by a November conven
tion. For Feminine Readers
Trousseaus for Winter Brides.
Tarislan novelties wnlcb. fashion has le
Tlsed, New St3les for tbe Hair.
Effect I to coltTares and how to arrange
Little Things About Letters.
Hints on fora In social correapondenca
House Flower Gardens.
Cheap coaservalocies Xor windows and
Atbletics for "Women.
.A (It ice for those Inclined to he stout
Nansen's Perilous Trip.
Talk with the wife of tbe courageous ex
Messenger Boys' Lives.
Queer errands on which tbe little chaps
Bishop As a Bartender.. ,
Chicago dirtae's practl -al lessons in tem-
Autumn Bicycle Tours.
Wnat to take along on country sploA
That odd three cents left out
of the dime you'll give for a New ,
York paper will just buy The
Sunday Times. i
Week Commencing Monday, OrtoberJ.
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday
The Elite of High Class Vaudeville,
HEADED BY THE ONLY
TRO JA -
AJSD THE FOLLOWING. WELMDfOWJT
Jl'AVOT and R0GEKS,
AL. R00ME, ,
CRANDAEL and' CLARK,
THE BARRYS, -
BRUXDEN and REYENI,
Tokis&ankite Troupe of jteps.
6Merai aMssittr, first flwr, 255.
ITaxt Week. FLORENCE BI.NDLET.
Bijou Theater . .
Commencing Sept 30.
Matinees Tues., Thurs. and Sat.
T&e Great Dramatic Snsresj
Always on Time.
Pronounced tbe Acme of Stage Keausm.
( CE.NERAL ADMISSION (First Floor), a CENTS.
A LLENS GKAND OPERA HOUSE.
Mr. FRANK MAYO'S Dramatization
Supported by an excellent company.
17ext WMk noUco3 UHAICT OF MAST
LAND flrst production on any staga
Seats on sale.
LAFAYETTE SQUARE SSSSi pSSE
JOHN W. AUSWGTI MANAGER.
MATINEE TO-DAY AT 3. TO-NIGHT AT S.
Last two peztormaucos of the
Neit WeeS FKEDE. WAItDE in "The
! Mountebank." "Lions Mouth," and '-Damon
ACADEMY Prices 25; 5a 75o anSSl.00.
W ed. antt Sal "rop"25 and SOtltessrvei
The White Rat.
Xext Week POD TUMP
THE PEERLESS llUWflnil
and the KImbaJJ
In the Dig Extravaganza,
HENDRICK HUDSON, Jr.
Seats now selling Regular Prices.
VTEW NATIONAL, THEATER,
i Erery Evening, Wed. and Sat. MaU
A. M. Palmer's Famous
GAKDEN THEATER BlTRXZStlUE CO
Prices 23, 50, 73c, JLOO and 1 1 SO.
And her Opera Company In
or. THE MAGIC KISS.
Seats and boxes now on sale.
AT NATIONAL PARK
SATURDAY, Oct S.
Benefit of "OLD RELIABLE' J!M JIcGClR
Tbe Champion of the Country,
Having caugbt 13 J consecutive rames.
Gamecalle-t at 4 o'clic p. m.
Admission, 25 cts.
DD FELLOWS' HALL,
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7.
Superb Demonstnrions of Striking Natural
Prices 25, 50 and 75 cents.
KERN-AX'S LYCEUM TIIE.VTi.lt.
ALL THIS ivnr.K,
Rnssell Brothers' Comedians,
The Emineit MinstreL
Next Week The Vaudeville Club.
the Teerioss Corlnno ami tho Kim
ball Opera Coralquv Company pre
sent the biff pxtrivft!?Aiizn- "ll,.n.
drick Hudson," at the Academy; next- eeL, the
regular prices lritl obtain.
1 a ou ran secn'o seats
-lf Y at the Academy for the
cneaeement ot the
Peerless Corlnno nnd the Kimball Opera Cora
Ique Company Kegnlar Academy prices will
prevail during this engagement;
Norfolk and Washings
ton Steamboat Co.
Erory day In the year for Fortress Mon
roe. Norfolk, 1'ortsmnuth, and all points
South and Southwest by the powerful
new Iron palace steamers Newport
News," -Norfolk" acd "Washington,"
leaving dally ou tho lclloiring schedule
LT.Wasa'ton 7 0i pm Lr.Portsmo'b.5.50 pn
LTAiex'd'ia 7:ntr urn A.v.Norfolt . 6:10 pm
Ar.FtMonr"eO-30 am.Lv.Ft Monroe7.20 Dm
Ar.Norfollt. 7:30 am rAlex'dria 6 00 am
AKPortsm'h S 0 nrolAr Wash'ctonB-30 am
VISITORS TO THE ATLANTA EX
POSITION atwl Hie tcsom nt Furtraa
fonrocvVlrgtiia Beach anil Florida Willi
find thli a Aery attractive-route, os it
breaks the monotony of an all-rail ride:
Ticket on sale at G13, 61!, 1421
PennsyHania avenue. B. &. O. ticket
offli-e. corner Flttrecth street and Xer
York avtuiuc. and on board steamers,
whi'ro time-table, map, etc, can olaa
JNtt CALLAHUT, GES. MANAGES;