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Tt-IK SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, JULY 13. 180O. m.. :ir . Sbrfc SlTlTOC&n ftyCK&TWK iUrrhlq llrttionn1 Onirlligenw THr NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER MTABUSHfO 13C. THE SUNDAY HEflALO ESTASUSlCO UfM. any move, boyond commenting languidly when a week goes by without one. And no wonder. There have been five hangings In Birmingham sluco January. AFTER DINNER. (Snleiod at tho Tost Odlco at Washington, . C nsSocond-clnss Mutter. J. H. SOULB, A. T. HKNSKY, Proprietors The Czar of Russia cschows salt-water lug. Ills fear of tho serf Is hereditary. bath- Editorial ami Publication OJllcos, No. Tenth Street Northwest. 109 $30 ltEWAUl). "THE SUNDAY IIEUA!..!)" Is convinced that there Is an organized gang of paper thieves in this city, who follow its carriers around and take tho papers from the door stops. "Wo will pny a reward of $30 for tho arrest and conviction of any ono of tlteso thieves. $30 REWARD. SPECIAL. NOTICE. Those of our patrons leaving the city Tor the summer months can have "The Herald1' sent to their addresses by leaving their names at this olllcc. Our patrons living on the line oi" f the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad can have "The Sunday Herald" sent direct by leaving their order at the newstand, Baltimore and Oh io Depot. Subscribers will confer a favor by notify Ing this oillco when they fail to receive their papor, in order that the matter may bo properly investigated. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. Subscription in advance) per year $3.50 The Editor of The Sunday IIeiiai.d cannot undertake to prcscrvcor return rejected communi cations. Persons who desire to possess their com munications, if unused, should retain a copy. Local reports and absolute ncivs of sufficient im portance to justify publication will he welcomed from any one, and valuable if will be paid for. Contributors arc respectfully requested to re frain fromacmlina to Thh Sunday Herald 7eirs items whichhavc already appeared in other jour nals, as it fs not desired to reproduce matter from the dallies. Remittances should he made by postal note, money order, or checks on Xcw York or Washing ton. Wlicn chechs on hanlts in other cities arc tent the cost of collection will be deducted. The proposition made to the readers of The Hekald over two months ago that they should select by ballot a teacher in the schools of Washington whom they considered most de serving of a vacation In Europe as the guest of this paper was accepted with alacrity, and at once a "merry war" began between the friends of well-known educators, continuing until Tusday evening last. Over two hundred names, mostly, if not all, of teachers in the public Ecbools, were entered on the lists, and from week to week ballots were cast for them by pupils, friends, and admirers. Tho ballot ing closed, in accordance with the conditions as originally announced, at."5 o'clock on Tuesday evening last, and the ballots cast for tho various ladies and gentlemen were later carefully counted by a committee of six gentlemen, well known to the public of Washington through their connection as paying tellers with the leading banks of the city. These gentle men were Mr. Fked C. Gieseking, of the Cen tral National Hank; Mr. P. M. Hough, of the Columbia National Bank; Mr. R. E. White, of the Bank of Washington; Mr. Iuving G. Abiiiiy, of the National Metropolitan Bank; Mr. Bnicn J. Moses, of the Bank of the Republic, and Mr. Hauhy C. Toweks, of the West End National Bank. The result of their examina tion of the votes was the announcement tha i the highest number, 8,1-10, had been received by Miss Janus P. McCauley, a well-known and popular teacher in the Greenleaf School in Southwest Washington, while Mr. John T. Fjieeman, principal of the Peabody School, was second with 7,753 votes. Miss McCauley was accordingly declared the winner of the interesting contest, and selected by popular ballot to enjoy tho trip to Europe, free of all expense to herself, which had been offered by The SrsiuY Heuald. The result gave gen eral satitfactlon, as Miss McCaueev is known as an intelligent, experienced, painstaking, and successful teacher, who has the warmest regard and esteem of the school officials, as well as of her pupils, and, in fact, all who know her. Thus ended the most unique undertaking ever heard or in Wasulngton journalism, and The Hhkald may be pardoned if it feels con siderable pride in tho result. Tho total poll of votes was within a few of 27,000, or about 3,500 for each issue of tho paper during the eight weeks of the balloting. Takiug into account the fact that The Heiiaed sells at five cents per copy, while tho dally papers sell for two and three cents,lf TheHekald had been Issued daily during tho fifty-six da's of tho contract, at the lower price, the total vote would havo reached tho magnificent figure of neaily 300,000. In conclusion, The Hejiaed wishes to con gratulate tho lady who has been declared by ballot our most popular school teacher, and to thank its friends who aided in making tho undertaking a success, especially tho six gcu tlemeu who so cheerfully undertook tho task of counting tho votev, Mr. Fj-.ank IIofj-a, who added to tho interest of tho contest by donating a gold watch to be given to tho winner; to Dr. Deane, who presented a su burban lot to the same fortuuate person, and to Mr. Van Wickle, tho steamship and tourist agent. Tho people of Birmingham, Ala., havo be came go blaii with the fearful excitement of gxttoutlgns that they pay no atteutlou to them If any one knows of a question on which tho Republicans in Congress can agree the first time they try be will confer a groat favor by communicating with T. B. 11., House of Rep resentatives. A bill fixing eight hours as the limit of a day's work for Government laborers was favorably reported to the House last week, For years there has been on tho statuto books a law In tended to effect the samo purpose, but It has been practically a dead letter from Its enact ment. There does not 6ecm to bo much use of burdening the statuto books with laws of this kind if Government ofllclals arc too negligent or too cowaully to enforce them. Some Western Republicans have already be gun to whoop It up for a "boodle and brains" ticket for 1803, composed of Ai.onii and Reed. Heretofore the Republicans have at least had tho delicacy to keep boodle In the background of second place, whether bralus or biliousness headed the ticket; and it Is a perfectly safo pre diction that if Mr. Reed's cooperation Is ro quired to reverse that order of things, for onco he will prove an uncompromising stickler for precedent. A letter on the tariff question, purporting to have been written by President Hauiuson In answer to an Invitation to attend a grangers' exhibition at Carlisle Pa., is going tho rounds of tho press. From the construction of tho sentences and the paplike consistency of tho idoas enunciated on the tariff, there is a suspi cion that Baby McK.ee has been indulging in his fondness for practical jokes at tho expense of his grandfather and the grangers. Anion g tho statements In theletter remarkable for bad form and worse reasoning are the following: "As there is no doubt that tho farming element of this country is the backbone of this Govern ment, or any other free government, It Is ne cessary that they should understand this ques tion so that they can choose between free trade and protection, one of which would be ruinous to the Government and the other would be pros perity to the Government. This free trade ques tion is a dangerous one to handle, and if it should win In 1S92 It would cause great distress throughout tho land, something never expe rienced by the American people." After perus ing this nerveless "stagger" at one of tho greatest questions of the day it is Invigorating and refreshing to turn to Cleveland's bold, clear-cut, and vigorous message on the same subject. PERSONALS. Mr. II. King, Jr., and daughter, of King's Palace, are at Atlantic City. Mr. Hamburger, .7. Strasburger, and D. Nncb ninn will leave to-morrow for Baltimore, where they will bo joined by a party of ten, who will go with them to Boston, returning by way of At lantic City. They expect to be gone four weeks. Col. Edwin J. Harvie and his daughters, the Misses Harvie, have changed their residence from Twenty-third htrect, north of Washington Circle, to a delightful new house. No. 028 Twenty-third street, just south of Washington Circle. Miss Marion Lewis, an aged lady and a mem ber of an old Washington family, died suddenly of heart trouble yesterday at Oakland, Md., whero she went about six weeks ago. Miss Lewis was a Bister of the late Samuel Lewis, the jeweler, and an nunt of tho wife of Dr. -T. T. Sowers. The remains will bo placed in the vault at Glouwood for tho present to await the return of a number of members of the family who are abroad. Dr. P. J. Murphy, physician in charge of Co lumbia Hospital, will sail from New York on Wednesday, the 23d instant, in the Red Star steamer Wcsterland, for Antwerp, en route to Berlin, to attend the International Medical Con gress nt Berlin, Augusts, 0, and 7. Dr. Murphy is to read before the Congress a paper on "Pucr- I pcral Septicemia" an elaborate discussion of obstetrics and of diseases of women, in both of which branches of science he Is famous as u specialist. o ADDITIONAL! CTiERKS. Siocdv Adjudication of Claims Under the Dependent Pension Act. Tho Ilouso Committee on Appropriations yes tcidny reported to the House an urgent bill making a gross appropriation of $030,200 to de fray the expense of employing 103 additional clerke. in the Pension Bureau, 103 in tho Record and Pension Division of tho War Department, and ton in the Second Auditor's Office. The object of increasing the force is to provide for the speedy adjudication of claims to be filed under the dependent pension act. Tho clerks aro to be employed ou July 21 next. Jules Ferry Will Return to Polities. Pakih, July 12. The most marked sign of tho reaction against the violent prejudice which drove M. Jules Ferry from active politics has been shown In the Department of Vosges, where tho man who defeated M. Ferry in tho elections for members of the Chamber of Depu ties by arousing the old prejudice against him relative to tho Tonquin affair was himself de feated by a personal friend of M. Ferry. It is believed that this will pave the way for M. Ferry's early return to active politics. Ho was so unpopular in 1889 that his bU6t at tho Paris Exposition was removed owing to tho agitation against him and the threats that it would be mutilated in spite of tho guard. Tho New Assistant Secretaries. Gen. A. B. Ncttleton, of Minnesota, has been selected as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury uuder tho provisions of the Legislative, Exec utive, and Judicial Appropriation bill increas ing tho number to three, aud his nomination will probably be sent to tho Senate to-morrow. Tho vacancy caused by the transfer of Assistant Secretary TIchenor to tho Board of Customs Appraisers will probably be filled by the ap pointment of Special Agent Spalding, but no action will bo taken In this ca60 until tho Senate shall have acted upon Col. Tichenor's nomination. 'Twas a Fraud. Tho letter published yesterday morning under date of Carlisle, Pa., purporting to give tho views of President Harrison concerning free trade and protection, i6 not genulue. Tho President's letter expressing his regret that prc66uro of urgeut public business would pre vent ids aeceptauco of the Invitation to attend tho Natioual Progress Exhibition contained nothing whatever of a political nature. It Is frequently stated that poor men can no longer nfford to enter Congress, and It Is truo that tho amount of wealth represented in that body Is rapidly Increasing. If this Indicates a posltlvo tendency to make Congress a body of mllllanalrcs to tho exclusion of tho man of moderate means It is u subject worthy serious nttcntlon aud thought, and It is doubtful if an Increaso of salary, as has been proposed, would materially change tho conditions. Back of tho whole matter lies tho question of the effect unou tho integrity of personal character and tho manner of life, of tho mad rush for leader ship In tho financial aud the social world, which is so marked a feature of American life. There Is a growing disposition in Washing ton to make a display of wealth; houses, furni ture, equipages, dinners, and costumes arc moro elaborate and costly each year. It is this lavish use of money too often unaccompaulcd by culture or refined breeding that makes one blush for American society. Money should bo used for comfort and pleasure, for the good It may bring its possessor and others, but when used os tentatiously aud for tho apparent purpose of ex citing comment as to the value of personal be longings it becomes vulgar, offensive to all cood taste aud refinement. There are to be found In Washington many people living In a quiet, refined style, which is felt as a restful, delightful Influence prevadiug tho household, and surrounding tho guest as a dcllcato atmos phere. Such homes oiler the truest hospitality and they stand as types of truo American so ciety. If Washington social life wore kept within this plane of Amciican simplicity aud refinement there would bo less talk of the poor man being unablo to enter Congress. Said a bright little woman the other day: "Why do women kiss each other on the 6trect, In tho stores, and in other public places ? Some womcu kiss at meeting and parting from others, although they know they will In all probability sco the same persons again within the next twenty-four hours. If the kissing woman would but stop long euougb to reflect she might discover that 6he makes other women dread to meet her in public places. A kiss Is, or ought to be, too sacred a thing to bo given without regard to the sentiment or the place." And the little woman's vigorous protest will find an echo in many other woman's heart. C. D. Warner has a timely article in the Juno Atlant ic on the novel in the public school. When teachers and parents more fully understand tho vital importance of a tasto for the best in litera ture, and its effect on the whole vigor aud trend of the mindand the morals of the individual, they will see that better work is done in devel oping this taste in the young people, and, as Mr. Warner suggests, the teachers themselves will be required to show a higher standard. That the public taste is at a very low point is evi denced by the character of tho novels piling the counters of the book stores and the tables in the homes. Think of preferring the "Duchess" to Scott or Dickens; but bow many do ! Newspapers by well-written book reviews can do much toward creating a taste for fine litera ture. Bcoks should not be reviewed "to sell," but to keep those interested informed of now publications and their general character. Many city newspapers give a page weekly to such mat ter, and no more scholarly criticism can be found anywhere than isfouud frequently in these samo papers. However mistaken at times the critic may be in his judgment of tho power and value of n book, he cannot fall to teach the public to exercise a discriminating taste, and to reject that which has neither sincerity of purpose nor purity of English to recommend it. Regarding the question of opening museums, art galleries, and public libraries on Sunday, why should a small class bo allowed to decide the question against the many? And why should the Christian people decide that that which is morally and intellectually elevating and refining is irreligious? The "Be ye per fect" certainly includes the physical, intellec tual, moral, and (esthetic elements as much as the religious. May it not be tho withholding of the cup of cold water to deny to tho working people on the one day of lelsuro they have the opportunity to visit tho above-named places, for with the new thoughts engendered in such places fresh vigor of mind and heart will bo earned into tho labor of tho new week. To open theso Institutions at night Is not sufficient. Few laboring men and womon havo the physical strength to visit such places after a day's hard work. Do not let us endow our libraries and galleiies and call them "public" and "free," then by narrow regulations close them to all but tho leisure class. In a discussion of social questions recently it was suggested that tho United States Govern ment In its treatment of employis can and should furnish an example for all largo corpo rations. In most of tho Departments tho hours for labor are not unreasonable, and tho average salary paid is at least fair. Thus in tho two most important respects the Government does set an example that might well bo imitated. But thero aro yet some minor things that could belmpioved. Thero bhould bo, for Instance, an hour's intermission at noon instead of one-half hour as at present. This would allow tho clerk to get a lunch without danger of producing dyspepsia and other ills by tho too great haste with which, under tho present mode, ho must eat and drink. Ho would havo tlmo also for stretching tho limbs and straightening tho back In a short walk, thus relieving tho brain aud vital orgaus of their congested condition, duo to so many hours of continuous writing at a desk. Ono hour noon would moro than regain tho ex tra half hour in the increased vigor of tho clerk for his afternoon work. k Moio than this, thero is tho question of holi days. The world would bo purer aud happier, aud surely no less wealthy and piosperous, if all working people were given at least one-half day In each week for homo and family uec. There aro bits of gardening, carpentcrlug, sow ing, purchasing, etc., etc., to bo doue, for which a part of tho week day with its daylight is needed, Then would Sunday be moro truly a day of rest. This half holiday would causo employers to suffer no appreciable loss, busi ness hours could remain tho same, and tho working people would be groat gainers physi cally and morally. In this tho Government might well set an example. Not long sluco on the pages of n leading magazine an American millionaire expressed bis views conccrnlug public benefactions. Dis cussing tho article, a High School teacher 6ald: "I have often wished somo of tho generous hearted millionaires might como In contact with some of the things I have. I havo seen girls of talent and ambition, doing fine work in tho high schools and eager for a fuller courso in college, compelled by poverty to become wage earners before fairly prepared. Tastes nnd talents remain unsatisfied and undeveloped, and tho best work In the world of which thoy might be capable Is never done. If such girls could receive a loan without interest of sufficient amount to pay college expeuses, and tho term at repayment made such that It could bo done with rcsonnblc economy, many n life would bo completer and happier." The suggestion is worthy of tho consideration of all bonovolent- mlndcd millionaires. Apropos of tho Fourth of July, how many parents whllo providing tho fascinating fire works for tho little ones think to tell them the story of the nation's birth ? No talo of adven ture in or out of fairyland has for them a greater charm than "this story which is truo" of the heroes of 1770. Tell it to tho young people in such wise that the phrases "our country" and "our Hag" shall when spoken causo a quicken ing of the pulse, and patriotism cease to bo a meaningless tcim. Teach the children to love their country, nnd when men and women thoy will honor her by tho Quality of their citizenship. L. T. Cami'HEll. SOME POLITICAL TALK. A NEW AND USEFULi FRUIT. Its Something About the Shaddock and Sudden Growth in Popularity. "It is not often that we get anything in tho shape of a novelty In the fiult line," a largo dealer said, "but we did have a fruit tho past spring that was apparently new to most peo ple. It was the shaddock, and It had a great run. Now it is out of season aud cau't bo bad nt any price. But next season 1 expect the de mand for it will be greater than ever. The shaddock has been growing in popularity stead ily for a few years, and last season it took a big jump to tho front, so that every one was eating it before the season closed. And the shaddock, I think, will become more and moro popular as its excellent qualities aro fully appreciated. It's an admirable fruit, and the doctors say it possesses qualities of peculiar value in clearing and cooling the blood in spring and getting the system into condition to bear the hot weather." "How long has the shaddock been on the market here?" TheIIbkald man asked. "Well, 1 suppose four or five years. We used to utilize them more as a show fruit than anything else up to a short time ago. Thoy have sold as high as twenty cents each and as low as five cents. It depends entirely upon the season of the year, and consequently as to their degree oi scarcity." "Where does your supply come from, the West Indies or Florida ?" "We get all from Florida. The fruit raised there is much nicer than that of the West In dies, and! doubt if we get any at all from the West Indies." "No," tho gentleman continued, in answer to another suggestion, "I don't think the shaddock can be properly called a fashionable fruit. It's too useful In itself to be fashionable," he said, unconsciously giving a peep into the fashionable world as he regarded it. "You see, it's a very large fruit, not at all pretty, very hard to handle wucn eating it; not at all like tne mangoe and tamourine, which ladies can eat with their gloves on. They're fashionable fruits. People eat the shaddock because they like it. If it was a fashionable fruit they wouldn't call It shad dock; they'd put some French or other odd name ou it." And speaking of tho name of this fruit, it may be interesting to know that it 1& derived from an Englishman, Capt. Shaddock, who introduced it into the West Indies. The shaddock belongs to the order of Auranltacex or orangeworts. The four great branches of this family which are best known are the citrus limonum, or lemon tree; tho citrus aurantium, or orange tree; the citrus limetta, or lime tree, and tho citrus decu mana, or shaddock treo. The last-named is the giant of the order. The fruit itself is a cross between the lemon and tho orange, and com bines inauy of the best qualities of both. Tho shaddock grows very much as tho orange does, except that the branches of tho trees are very thin and almost as thin as wire. They never break, but bend down with tho weight of their fruit. Tho leaves arc very long, and tough and narrow. CRANKS AND 'JCIIE WHITE HOUSE. Capt. IMnsmore lias His Courage Testod Opening a Mysterious 1'nelcngo. The varieties of cranks that Infest tho Whlto Ilouso aro Innumerable. Not long since a pack ago was received addressed to tho President. It was about six Inches long aud tho size of a pound fruit can. It was Incased In various wrappings, and had a suspicious string dang ling at one end, which suggested tho idea of something explosive. It was handed with great caution to Capt. Dinsmorc, who had been assigned tho duty of opening it. Nobody doubts that tho Captain is a bravo man, but for all that ho thought best to bo a llttlo cautious, as ho was in no hurry to leave his present posi tion for kingdom come. Ho unwound tho outer wraps with great caro and gently pried off tho cover with his penknife and found tho can ap parently filled with sawdust; but following tho courso of tho string with his knife ho fouud it struck something hard, but by gently shoving It up to tho surface ho discovered an immense plug of tobacco ! I'or tlio past six weeks a rellclous crank, who dates his missives from Philadelphia and writes a good hand and expresses his thoughts with apparent lucidity, not to say force, has beeu sending a treatise on soiiiq religious topics once or uviee a wcok io "my lrienu, tuo rresuteut." It Is needless to say that tho "middle man," who is this time a woman, deposits all this wa6to of paper and zeal in tho waste basket, unread and unanswered by word or sign, Tho writer is not discouraged, but continues to pour out his benevolent religious intentions upon tho nation's Chief Executive. All thocranks who uso threatening language and they are not a fow have their messages put on lilo for future refereneo and identifica tion of the writers, in case any "unpleasant ness" should eusuo therefrom. Island Park. Personally conducted excursion Thursday, July 17. Don't fall to secure seats in advauco at 019 and 1351 Penusvlvania avenue. No ex tra charge. Round trip $1. Traiu leaves B. & O. station at 10 A. M. Mr. James F. Joy, of Detroit, tho man who nominated "James F. Blniuo" at tho Inst Chi cago convention, mndc a formal announce ment In New York on Friday that his friend, Gen. Russell A. Alger, of Michigan, was a can didal for tho Presidential nomination in 1S92. A Michigan Representative, who Is a cloic pcrsonnl friend of Gen. Alger, said at the Capitol yesterday that ho thought Mr. Joy was a llttlo premature. "I know," the Michigan Congressman said, "that Gen. Alger will do nothing toward securing a nomination while ho remains at the head of tho Grand Army of the Republic. Ho declared this to mo only a fow weeks ago nt his house in Detroit, aud" ho meant It. Ho Is devoting himself heart and soul to tho Grand Army, as he does to every thing ho undertakes, and is determined to allow no politics to creep into his connection with that organization. But when Gon. Alger retires from the head of tho G. A. R. at the annual encampment In August, then I think ho will turn his attention to 1S92. Gen. Alger wauts the nomination, I believe. Ho will have Michigan solidly behind him, and ho has warm friends who will do anything thoy can for him In all parts of the country. Wo aro all for him, and if ho goes into tho fight for tho nomination ho will mako things lively for tho other fellows. But It is unjust to say that Gen. Alger Is now a candidate for tho nomination." Tho belief is growing that the Republicans in the South mean to force the Federal Election bill through that boily lu one way or another. Many who a few weeks ago admitted that the bill could not be passed now take a very dif ferent view of it. Thoy have discovered how tho moro radical Republicans are using every de vice and bringing to bear all sorts of pressure to force tho more conservative Senators into line for the bill, and they already perceive that theso things arc having tho expected result. Tho determination of the Virginia Republicans to put no ticket in the field this fall was taken with a view to influencing public opinion in favor of tho passage of tho law. At tho Re publican Senatorial caucus tho other night thirty-one of tho thirty-six Senators present favored changing the rules of tho Seuato so that debate can bo shut eff. And oven Demo crats have no confidence now that the other Republican Senators will hold out against the caucus dictation. It is believed that at the second caucus, to bo held early this week, all tho Senators will be forced into line In favor of changing tho rules. But oven if this is not done, there aro those who hold that Mr. Ingalls will not hesitate to force a closure of the debate regardless of the rules of tho Senate If that becomes necessary in order to pass tho bill. Senator Carlisle is still confident that tho conservative meu on the Republican side will not tolerate such a change in the riles as the radicals want. He says they will not have to change the rules. Other Democrats do not take this view of It, and the Southerners feel that a genuine and great misfortune threatens their section. The'" believe that all tho horrors of the reconstruction period will be rccnactcd. At tho Capitol a great deal of interest is taken in the campaign in Pennsylvania. There Is talk of disaffection both among tho Demo crats aud tho Republicans. Among the latter there is undeniable dissatisfaction, which Is 11-' able to result in an organized revolt against Delamater, Quay's candidato for Governor. The talk of disaffection among tho Democrats grows out of the bltteruess of the Wallace men at tho failure of tho ex Senator to secure the nomination for Governor. The only charge against Pattison is that ho is not a spoilsman. Mr. Max F. Ihmsen, tho Washington correspondent of tho Pittsburg Post, who went to Scranton to look after the Democratic convention for his paper, returned to this city a few days ago. He savs that If a nomination was ever forced by the people it was that of Pattieon. The Wallaco men themselves did not realize how strong the popular sentiment ran to Pattison, especially in the western part of tho State, until tho delegates began to pour into Scran ton. The Pittsburg Post, which is now rec ognized as the strongest straight Democratic paper in Pennsylvania, threw all its influence for Pattison, and had a great deal to do with making his nomination so easy. Col. Albert Barr, one of the proprietors aud manager of the paper, worked hard for Pattison at the conven tion; but, curiously enough, Ex-Collector Barr, who was appointed by Cleveland, nnd held office until a short tlmo ago, and who has nlso a largo interest in tho Post, was a Wallace man. The friends of Wallace nro very soro at his defeat, but thoy aro not likely to bolt tho ticket, certainly In no consid erable numbers. Ou tho other hand, Pattison is likely to draw a considerable number of votes from Republicans, who want to hit at Quay through Delamater. ENTERTAINED BY COLiUMBIAS. Members of the Amateur Athletic Union in the City. The members of tho Amateur Athletic Union of tho United States, who are to hold a prelim inary meeting In this city to arrange foi tho an nual meeting of tho Union hero ou September 13, arrived from New York yesterday aftornoon. They were met at tho depot by a dele gation from tho Columbia Athletic Club, whoso guests they aro, aud driven out in a tally-ho coach to Wbodley Inn, whero they were dined. Tho party then retured to tho city, and were taken to Analostan Island, where a very hearty welcome was extended them by President Hood, of the Columbias, who spoke in his happiest vein. A pleasant speech was also mado by Mr. H. Perry, of tho Columbias. Responses were mado by Mr. McMillan, of Philadelphia, tho presidont of tho Union; Mr. Fred Jansen, of Stateu Island, and Messrs. Llvlngstou and Sullivan, of New York. During tho ovenimr, which was a most delightful one, tho Island was brilliantly lighted up by numerous bonfires and quite a dis play of p3'rotechnics. Tho Gleo Club of the Columhius also contributed their quota to tho entertainment of tho club's guests. No business of any kind has been transacted as yet, but it is tho present intention to hold a meeting on Monday, when tho programme of sports for tho annual meeting will bo dls cussed and decided upon. Important Political Action. l'Aitis, July 12. Tho most important politi cal action during tho week was tho decision of tho Superior Council of Commerco that in tho forthcoming tariff bill raw silk materials shall bo placed on tho free list. Tho Temps, which usually speaks tho government's mind on such occasions, says It couslders tins tho most im portant political action of tho year, aud de clares it assures tho continued prosperity of Lyons oyer her Italian and other rivals.