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Orangemen attacked an Irish L_ftgM meeting in Liverpool yesU'i*ilay and wrecked the hall where the meeting was held; Councillor Byrne was seriously hurt and is in a precarious condi? tion. _____ An attempt to serenade Wilfred Blunt yesterday lcd to trouble between the people and the police. ... ? Couneff, the runner, sailed for Kew-York yesterday. . i i A schooner's captain recently arrived at Bermuda reports having met a dense mass of logs, presumably those of the big raft which went to pieces a few weeks ago. - Mr. Balfour denies the report that he said he was going to imprison 6ix of the physically weakest l"itnullites iu order that they might die, in prison. Domestic -A convention of Beading Railroad stukers wet in Reading and expressed the deter? mination to keep up the contest; some of the older miner, showed discouragement; one train of coal reached I'ort Richmond. _____ .Most ol the railroads raised the snow blockade In the North? west. _____ The Industrial and -hipping Lavugue will meet to-day in Washington. _____ Petitions bave been prepared by Knights of Labor to be sent to Congress in behalf of a Government tele? graph system. _____ .Lasting machines were bought to replace strikers at .North Adams, Mass. City and MBUKBia.-Three buildings in Witr ren-st. burned out; losses not estimated. _=___ 'Ihe Kev. Dr. Tyler, who was to speak at l'hilan thropist J. B. Gibbo, teiuperauce meeting, left the piattorm without apologies. - ; ? 'Ihree burg? lars caught while robbing tx tailor's shop. ? ? lK-atti ol Marshall Ayres, sr. .?rr Valuable dia? monds stolen by a clever thief in un uptown apartment hou.c. 1 na VV ka. uah.-Indications for to-day; Much colder aud lair. Temperature yesterday ; liighist, _'? degrees; lowest, _7; a. era gu, ok That an acute MOM of hearing is a good thing in _ detective is proved once m.i. by tho um.t of thico voting burglars who talked over their plans in a restaurant within earshot of two of laapactOf Hyrnes's men. They "gavo themselves away" in the easiest manner possi? ble and were pounced upon as soon as they entered the shop which they had "cracked." "When tliey como out of bing bing they will probably know enough to talk in whispers >shen planning a crime. The strike of the miners will probably not long be maintained unbroken if the feeling shown by a. vote at tho William Penn colliery is at all general. On the question of con? tinuing the strike thero were ll- valet in tho affirmative and 106 in the negative. It is said that the old miners are disposed to resume work and that they are irksome under tho leadership of the younger men. A single break in tlie ranks of tho strikers will speedily bc followed by the collapse of the movement. -?- ? Bo well aware were men inteiested in land and similar claims ol the b-BueflK*. that South? ern members of Congress had with Mr. Lamar when at the head of tho Interior Department that some of them were shrewd enough to Mem. such members as nssociatc counsel. In some important oases Mr. Lamar not only lent a willing ear to these attorneys, but even ac? cepted their argument as the basis for lils rulings It v. iii be interesting to note how far this habit abides w ith him in case of his con? firmation as Supreme Court Justice. No Berle, of articles on "Proachois Worth Hearing" in and about New-York would bo complete that omitted Dr. John Hall. His is one of the foremost and best known of all the city's churches. Its interest in the welfare of tho poorer c lasses is shown by the fact thal it oup]x*rts throe flourishing nvssions. for which E collection amounting to ?12,000 was taken yesterday morning. Dr. Hall fumishea a thining illustration of faithfulness and dili? gence in a minister. In the twenty years of li'l pastorate hore he has, during the working part of the year, never been absent from his pulpit except on two Sundays. Republican organization on the lines pro? jected at tho recent convention of clubs in this ,>ity is going forward so vigorously and so sat lifactorily as fully to justify the hopes of tho men who devised this plan of stirring up He publicans throughout the country. Naturally, the members of the Executive Committee feel greatly encouraged. A particularly gratifying feature of tho work is the interest manifeoted k/ members of tho party who in general care little for political organitationo. Thio move? ment is a popular one- That it will be a oscful one no one can doubt who knows what is being done and the earnest spirit of those who are doing it. ?? It appears lhat wo arc giving our English friends something to worry about as well as something to rejoico over. Mr. Cleveland's free-trade message, as is well known, was re? ceived wiih acclamations of delight in Croat Britain. Tho work undertaken by thc Ameri? can Shipping and Industrial League is rogardod thero with dismay. This feeling, naturally. will not be diminished when tho proceedings l of the League's National Convention, which ' opens in Washington this afternoon and con | tinues for three days become known on the other side of the Atlantic The programme of the convention waa printed in yesterday's TniniNF.. The sessions will not be devoted solely to papers, however able or learned. Rome practical method of reviving our ship? ping interests will doubtless be devised, nnd embodied in a bill for presentation to Congress. TIIE HIGH LICENSE RILL. Tho High License bill is now before thc Legislature, and it becomes of the highest im? portance to know what the responsible majority intend to do w ith it. It is true that this is nut properly a political question, but tho Demo? crats in tho Legislature last winter mado it so by voting steadily against it, and Governor Hill confirmed it as such by vetoing thc bill for political motives. The Republican mem? bers of the present Legislature cannot shut their eyes to facts like these, which have an [ obvious bearing on tho future. The Demo? cratic party is not less the friend of thc licjuor I dealers than lt was twelve months ago. and if tho High License bill receives any Democratic support, it is not likely to be great. The Re? publican majority must know that thc practical | handling of the whole matter rests with them, ' and that everything depends upon their acting wisely and with a common purpose. Tho overwhelming public sentiment in be ! half of some form of decidedly restrictive j legislation will not be satisfied, if the Ropub | lican majority, especially in the Assembly, allow serious divisions to spring up on this question. The diversion of a small number of votes would bo sufficient to break their control of lopislation. and involve the party in a humiliating failure to redeem its plcdtros. L'nder theso circumstances, it becomes the duly of Republican members to endeavor to discover what measure offers the promptest and most effective method of dealint; with Ihe question and is supported by the largest share nf public opinion, and then, waivin. minor differences, push thal, to a conclusion M rapidly as possible. If it encounters a veto, and sticks lhere, then other measures mav be attempted, until lhey havo either succeeded In forcing a law upon , the statute-book, or have convinced the people of the Stato that the kind of temperance lepis latirm thev want, cannot be had un'il lliev put a Republican in Ihe Gr-Veruor. chair. The Hi_h License bill. Introduced by Mr. Crosby, seems to deserve the preference rn 'his movement. Tl is based upon a careful studv of oxistinp lawn in all Stuffs where TItt_h Licence has been found successful, and it fs wor'h nofin?j, in pa*-?in_. lhat Hi eh Licence never fails. Tt is framed bv n non-partisan, non? sectarian ioint committee ron resent in-? f j,_ Cit j. zens' Committee on T'ieh License, (ho "5er|ofv for the Prevention of Prime nnd (he- Church Tempera nco Society Tl nndoubi'dlv mpieaar-B the bevt evperieneo and the hiph^st pvinc pie on this snb'ect. Tt seems to n? thif the a iee course, both from a pohlic and a patty po;nt nf view, is for the Republicans to accept it with such modifications n?. mav be found neer?siry. nnd eive Covernor Pill as ouickly as po-<.p)lo his choice of si sri in? or vetoing it. Tf he si.n it. a law that will not only vnMfly reduce drunkenness and crime but will greatly di? minish the burdens of taxpayers, w:H qo upon tho statute-book, and Pie Republican party will halve the credit of puttin? it fh'-re ff he veto it, the Republican parly will not be re? sponsible for its failure, and will receive as much cred't as if the bill had beer nie a law. Governor Hill, on Pie other hand, will deal a hard blow at Ids friends, the liquor-dealers, by sipntnp it ; and by veloinp lt. will de-trov his last claim lo sincerity, for Ihe bil has been ex? pressly framed to meet his objections. To do a publio service like this. and. at fhe same time, tn win such .1 patty advantage, it is worth while lo concede | few differences on minor pt.inls We believe Uiat ft will be enud eifizenship and shrewd politics to push tho High License bill, and that alone. BEN RI NO SKA ON CK MORE. Tho annual report of the Governor of Alaska contains ollicial information relating to the recent seizures in Behring Sea. Three of the captured vessels escaped, but eleven were taken to Sitka by the revenue cutters and judgment of forfeiture was formally decreed against ten of them (live British) with cargoes of 11,721 seal skins. Tho report contain! the biiefs of the Queen's counsel and Collector Delaney in the legal proceedings at Sitka, with the opinion of the court overruling Pie de? murrer. Tlie argument of the United States counsel and the decision of the court w ci e baaed upon exclusive jurisdiction established by peaty with Russia and by CongreMJonil legis? lation. Tho claim of the Queen's counsel that tho I'nitcd States challenged in 1822 the as? sumption of absolute sovereignty over Reining Sea and that Russia subsequently receded from its position, is shown to bc ill-founded. Tho treaties which Russia made with the I'nitcd States and Great Britain in 1821 and 1926 refelled to the Pacific Oman, but not to the land-locked Behring Sea. of which the treaty of cession was a deed of partition. The court at Silka held that Russia's jurisdiction over Behring Sea had never been questioned, much less sui rendel ed, and that af Ut the purchase Congress had a clear and unmistakable right to extend .American sovereignty to those waters. Tho Governor in his report asserts that thc National Administration is determined to main? tain the right of exclusive jurisdiction over thc American hali of Behring .Sea. lie remarks lhat no other inforenoo can be drawn from the seizures during the last year. It would seem so; but the diplomatic correspondence has not yet been published. Secretary Bayard is known to have a fatal genius for sum ndering j\merican rights and compromising national intorests. He may have undone by correspond? ence all that the revenue service and the Alaska courts have been doingfor the prevention of poaching on tho American seal preserve's. Ho may have turned pale when he saw the an? nouncement that two British men-of-war, thc Kwiftsuro and another, had been sent to Behring Sea. and that Admiral Heneage, who is to command tho Pacific attation, had re? marked in Montreal that ho would not allow a British vessel to bc seized outside tho threc milo limit nnd that tho homo Government! ? would back him up" Secretary Bayard may ordinarily bo trusted to favor thc British view of any international question ; and when thero is particularly loud talk from Victoria or Ottawa about a finn policy of resistance to American aggression ho is almost certain to ?surrender at discretion. A rOOL-^ELLtR AH FAYMA3TKR. Collector Magone is a representative Re? former of this Reform Administration, and he baa made some model Reform appointments. Perhaps tho most striking and remarkable of theso is tho selection of Mose- Dinkclspiel. employo and associate of a noted firm of pro? fessional gamblers and law-breakers, for tho important and responsible place of Paymaster in tho Auditor's Department of thc Custom Mouse. Mr. Dinkclspiel has managed the finances of tho notorious firm of faro-bank keepers and pool-sellers, John Daly ic Co., whose sumptuous gambling rooms aro among the chief attractions of Pong Branch during Ihe summer season to those who wish to risk a fortune on the turn of a card. John Daly iV. Co. havo also been conspicuous at all the chief Eastern race-courses for many years, and Mr Dinkclspiel has decorated their betting stand, shouted the odds and cheerfully ac? cepted the waders of all who wished to specu? late on the chances of favorite horses. Tn the fluctuating financial operations which always attend the manipulations of faro-decks, Uie spinnifig of roulette wheels, nnd tho un? certain investments on thc odds of horse racing. Mr. Dinkclspiel has shown himself nimble, expert and adroit. Hts proficiency in theso accomplishments has undoubtedly com? mended him to tho conscientious scrutiny of our austere Reform Collector. Mr. Dinkclspiel will be able to handle the funds of the Paymaster's office with a dexterity acquired by long practice with the check-rack and tho cash-drawer of gambling hells and* a rwiftness perfected by the rapid handling of largo bills in the betting-ring at Monmouth 1 _rk. But professional gamblers often havo a way of correcting any slips of fortune that might prove unfavorable to them by "stack? ing" faro cards, by "bracing'' other games of chance, and bv "stiffening" race-horses The skirts of John Daly & Co. and Iheir employes may be clear of all suspicion of such nefarious practices. Mr. D'nkeNp'el may have \ richly deserved reputation as a "square gambler." Rut if ho should happen to forget himself and "stack" the Paymaster'" accounts, "brace" the pnv-rolls, or " stiffen" the current cash of the office. Collector Magone will have a bad quarter of an hour. A FLAB OF TLFCTOTtAL R' FORM. Assemblyman Hamilton hus introduced a bill fit Albany intended to bring about certain electoral reforms. It proceeds upon the prin? ciple that the State, having called for an elec? tion, should provide and take charge of all tho machinery necea_ary to ascertain the peuple. will. This is sound doctrine. Thc gen? eral plan of Mr Hamilton's bill is to bo found in the present electoral laws of Ihe Australian provint-es, which, in a modified form, Oreat Britain recently adopted. Mr. Allen Thorndike Rice has Blade a patient study of this system of voling with result-s familiar to the public Mr. Rico and Mr Elihu Root have co-riperib'd with Mr Hamilton in pro paring this bill. Tn its present shap'- il may, perhaps, not be all thnt i's liost. but nt least it brings the problem of electoral reform con? spicuously before the Leaialatin<_ and offers the framework of a solution. The bill provide! that nil ballots shall bo printed bv the State, bv it distributed to ail Hie polline-places and there guarded and cared for abiring tho plOgT*_l of the election Any or.nnr/od party that baa cast one-tenth of the votes polled at. the previous election is entitled to have its nominations placed before Pie peo? ple in a ticket nnd furnished when called for. This is done throu.h tim county cleiks of Ihe various counties or through such other officials as may have charge of elections. The ballots are to be in the custody of two clerks, of different political faith, who shall deliver to each voter a full set of all Pie ballots printed. The ballots are to be printed in books fur? nished with a stub, nod the voter's name is to be entered on each stub ns ho receives the bal? lets. Prom all the tickets given him he makes his choice, destroys in the presence of tho cdorks those he does not wish to vote and then casts those he retains accretly, no one being by except tho offitial clerks and inspectors. No ono cnn enter the compartment unless he means then and there to vote, and having per? formed that aet he must immediately retire. No ono can print ballots except the person chosen by the State. No one is permitted to peddle them about the polling places, and it il taken as evidence of an unlawful purpose for I any one to receive ballots which he does not tither vote or destrov. Tf he attempts to leave the polling placo without voting he is liable to Immediate arrest. Tho evils this schemo is designed to reach are obrioin. Pirst of all. it aims to prevent (he raising of large corrup? tion funds by doing away with the excuse fur them thnt now oM'sf* in the necessity to pro? vide ballots ate' poll-workers. An election in this city entafla a great, expense upon the political parties, which is now met by assessing candidates Mr. Ibmilton's bill does not obviate nil expense. Re still requires that the political pnrtics ?hall help pay for ball,,I-j. Their order upon the State is to be acoom vinied bv a pnvment nt the rate of $." for each thousand tickets required This is n condition which mav c:i|l for criticism Tt is also clear Pint other details will need to be more care? fully studied ont. The complications In the present bill would almori certainly cause such delay ns to prevent in many precinct* thc pull in. of tht* full vote But the ? egisiatiin- shou'd not fat];,( (fer,, M.s_ -ion to nass a lnw on the lines of the bill pre? pared by Mr. Hanrlton. The scheme in gen? eral is good-a great step In the direction of electoral proe-ross and reform. Ample opportunity .shonbl be pfpOR f,,r ,lis. cus-ion and the consch ration of what? ever amendm.'nts mav be offered. While this aught not to bo a pnrtv question, there is little hope that the Democrats will lake any useful part in solving it. The old wav suits them very well. Their supremacy Js maintained In this eitv. and consenuentlv fo tho Slate, by nsin. the opportunities for fraud which tho present law affords, and thev are not likely to ivnnt to change it. Tho whole burden of this reform is on the Republican majority, snd they should esteem it ono of their fuai and most important duties. THE WARRIr f WOMAN IN Po II Tl ts. The washerwoman has p,,nc Into politics. She ciit-n-.l tho political field from Tioga County unth-r tho escort of dovernor David Kennett Hill, w th e_-Attorncy Dani* O'llrien acting ns rear guard Rut yesterday she was n humldc private citi/i'ii, content with the simple round of. washing, hanging out to dry, ironing and riear-starching. To-dny sin; linds herself one of the recolonized leaders of the Democracy of thia State. Helen tired Tmy. Sho Arcs Mr. Platt out of tho Quar? antine t'ommi-sion. Other Democrats Lave gone for Mr. Haft only to return shorn to the bone and crying for arnica. Uut this Tioga County wash? erwoman, who evidently has a genius for militant politics, makes her debut ns a practical politician by succeeding where Hill and O'llrien and the rest scored flat failures. There has been nothing like it since Minerva sprang full armed from tho brain of Jupiter. The future of this washerwoman In politics will be awaited with no ordinary Interest. If Edward Murphy, Jr., ls equal to the situation he will * t.*sign the chairmanship of tho Democratic Com? mittee In her favor?for lt must occur to him that she has demonstrated that the place belongs to her. It ls understood ot Albany that at an early day the Governor will sent) her name in to the S< mite for Railroad Commissioner or some other good ^iing. It is whispered in Tioga County that she is to be sent as a delegate to the Demo? cratic National Convention omi will present Mr. Hill's name for the Presidency. These reports may be a trite Incorrect In their details. But it ls evident that if the Tioga washerwoman fulfils the promise of her Initial iicrformancc in the field of practical politics, the day is not fur distant when the bossship of thc* Democratic machine, will pass into her hands. If that day ever comes she will And that one of her ebie, duties will be the waalllag of party lin.n and thnt she will need more soft soap limn she ever aaed professionally in Tioga, if her administration is to win golden opinions from nil the factions. Thc question that convulses Democratic circles to-day ki. Who discovered her? Was it Hill or O'llrien? Did the Governor go In parson to Tioga County and plead with her to enter publio life, or did his ex-Attorney-Ccneral take the in? itiative? It ls doubtful if this line of Inquiry will ever be met to thc satisfaction of all con? cerned. But it takes its place on the calendar under the inquiry, Who first suggested Mr. Cleve? land for the Presidency? Pending the answer we may remark that sonio of these days when she has finished her earthly course the washerwoman from Tioga may take her place among the con? stellations that shino in the Democratic sky. Then shall she be known us tbe starry-eyed goddess of peanut politics. Mn ney a sn ni sines*. Money now comes back to the banks In large amount. Only a fraction of their heavy gain last week was due to the Treasury, which managed by increasing its deposits in banks $1,800,000 to add $1,000,000 to the circulation. Since Janu? ary 1 it has added about $7,000,000, partly by interest payments and partly by increasing its deposits $2,900,000. The shipment of bonds to Europe last week lichtened Ihe load and lessened the loans of the "banks, and money ls not only easier on call, but some banks begin to look after commercial paper. Interior marketa through? out thc country, with scarcely an exception, were a little easier last week, and there were not only fewer complaints than have recently been heard of tardy collections, but the reported failures were thirty five fen et than for the corresponding week last year The exchanges ore scarcely larger, because of the large decrease at New-York; outside of this city the aggregate reflects tin Increasing volume of business. Rn il way eernfnga on forty three roods for the first week of January also show an increase of 17 per cent. The oflicial statements of December exports nn' not favorable ; in 'otton the deon PBS was $1 0.771. 327, or nearly 2."r per cent, and la brculsiiifTs $2.7f.:i,24 7, or more than 20 jut cent, while the Increase in value of oil exported was but 1308,621. Tbese returns prepare for a much smaller exoen Of exports over imports than was Indicated by the New-York movements alone, and show that the rise in prices in December shut off exports to a much greater ext. nt than .peculator! were dla peeed to admit. No general decline in the level of prices has begun, howe-,cr. for though bread' stuffs are about 2 pet cent lower than nt the beginning of the mooth, meeta less than 1 i>er cent lower, sn mir nml other articles of the taxed class and clothing articles l.vs th.m half of I |?t cent lower, ond nt'-fals a simile lower, an advance in dairy products, hov and potatoes, omi in coal, lumber, Umped oil and turpentine, makes the aggregate a shade higher than Jannarv -I- Stocks also have scarcely changed t "i cents on the hundred dollars of nominal traine for two weelo and only 2 1-2 cents per share last week: their steadiness In spite of strikes and smile other disturbing in? fluences ls bv many attributed to the buying of investors, while others, with os much apparent reason, point to the obvious and constant manipu? lation of cl it) tios. The returns of iron furnaces in blast on January 1 need to tie read in the light of the fact that the Beading strike had not then occurred. "The Iron Age" makes the decrease in weekly output from December l to January 1 no less than 7,123 tons, or more than fi per cent, but explains that 1,700 tons of the ri,'crease is apparent rather than real, being due to modes of reporting. Yet a decrease of 4.000 tons weekly In bituminous, 1,281 tons In anthracite, and 40s tons In charcoal output, prior to the Reading strike, ls evidence that the President's meiaage was not exhilarating in its in? fluence. Since January 1, a furl lier considerable reduction has resulted from the strike; the follow? ing compares the weekly output at iUs maximum, November 1, and at the beginning and end of 1887 : Jan. 1. MM Nov. 1. 1HS7. Jan. 1. 1kH7. Anthr.irP*. :is.-' i; 10.O.4 40.7-fl lillnnlnnas. Kl. 101 illi.4.19 78.4'J. (ti-reoal. Il,:il0 l_.:i44 ll,-'.).. Total w**!cl-.ISM!* 1418*1 12-.06J The fact that Southern iron ls sold In con? siderable quantities at prices below* those at which, in view of uncertainty about fuel, Pennsylvania makers are willing to contract. Illustrates how easily strikes may drive business away from a region and take from labor Hs possibility of em? ployment at satisfactory nagta. The question win ther Full Uiver spinners will also strike is yet unanswered, and the epidemic of wages-warfare which 0[i|aeared about the middle of December continues to spread. That it tan help neither In? dustry nor trade is plain. The speculative markets are generally weaker in spite of the abundance and cose of money. Wheat and (lour close as they did on January 7; corn is 1 cent lower and oats 1-2 cent higher isiigar ind cotton are unchanged; oil had a epiiet boom and then slumped B cents in as many minutes: tin 'ms been hoisted still higher; whi te had and copper oro weaker upon evidence that last year's output of euell was the largeet on record. In I ork a ipeenlatiaj. syndicate leaded With 185.000 barrels -outing on average of .13 is said to lie lighting the gr.ot packers, who generally find ways to mark pri-es as they like. Retail eoal dealers lave Bgain ogreed to put up the prico of coal, iiinl the Wall Street information that the strike is near it ri end docs not accord willi, news elsewhere, changes in the transporting interest nre st.'ll toward lower rales, though it moy be bored thal Hi" stronger trunk lines have HCUnd n measure of peace, without (.'nat loss of tritiie by conced? ing differential ratea on west-hound freight to the weaker lines. In Wiall Street there prevails ii strong conviction that everything that GongM- or the Administxa tii.n cun do for "Ihe relief of business interests," that ls, for the uplifting of prices .md the revival of ?peculation, Will t.? d"iie until after the elec? tion, linn belief unquestionably lies at the bottom Bf most of tho strength which remains. The country now has in use, outside that Treasury, .bout fl,800,000,000 of various kinds of money, and yt stanks ere lower than they were m\ months or n year ago.and ptiOea of products would be little if any higher but for the venturesome work of syndicates and tho partial failure of crops Mr. Hcnner, the oracle, predlrtl in "The peal K< tato KeOOrd" a season of low tri<*os, severe drouth, uisiiiess uncertainty and industrial depression, to Do terminated In November by the election of a Kcpuhli'on President. Bat people in large and .ncieasing number, who have not the gift of proiliecy, tim s. e that in. opacity in Congress and lint red of protection disturb business and indus? try, and that uncertainty can han)ly end until Jie present eontrol of the (iovernnient ends v\ ii-1 her panting out more currency will over onie thc iuiluenco of vicious Treasury rulings, and Con gre_a!e_a] unwisdom remains to be leen. President Simmons recommends that the privi? leges of tho Bchoolship St. Mary's bo thrown agaa BB certain conditions to the whole country. It annean that numerous applications for instruc? tion there ore made, with offers to p.i> for the tuition. There is plenty of room, and os this ls un c-pciiM.i' brunch of our educntlonul s.stciu it docs not seem that thero can be any valid ob? jection to Mr. Simmons's suggestion. The re? sources of the Rchoolship havo never been more than hali employed, and if a moderate income can be derived from this source, why would lt not bo a good thing to do? _ m One of the Civil Sen leo Commisioners is re? ported as saying that the Civil Service idea la a delusion and a snare. That's just what a good mauy people have believed over since the manage? ment of the Civil Scrvlco got into Democratic hands A sop was thrown to the Mugwumps by Mayor Chopin In making his appointments. Ile has put at the head of the Police Department Jamea D. Kell, who ran for Congress In 1.8(5 against 8. V. White. Or. Hell was supported by the so-called " Independent" element, which Mr. Chapin evl dent ly hopes to conciliate by promoting their favorite to a first-class office. Mr. Bell 1. perhaps an improvement on Commissioner Carroll, who was an out-and-out politician and ran his Department.. so far as he could, on a purely political baal-. But the new head of the Police Department can proba? bly be depended on by " Hois" McLaughlin when? ever lt is necessary to bring pressure to bear on the polio*.. Bridge President Howell says that when the Bridge is a little further advanced toward com? pletion he will have no objection to having Its control vested in the hands of three trustee*. The best time to make the change ls now. The Mayors of both cities have advised a reorganiza? tion, and the Legislature haa no excuae whatever for delay. While the organization of trusts seems to be the prevailing tendency, aa in whiskey, sugar, gas, warehouse, pa, er, robber, atc., the Mugwump! ihou-t not miss their opportunity. A Mugwump trust ls really next in order. Mayor Chapin, of Bracklyn, bas looked out carefully for the Interest- of the ? Boes" and of the " boys." Especially is this the case in his disposition of the City Work* Department To put (his in the hands of a lawyer was a gross impropriety, as should havo been apparent to an Intellect much less obtuse than Mr. Chapin is credited with possessing. What la wanted there ls not a lawyer, but an engineer, and a man whose first concern would be the publio welfare, not tho welfare of the members of the Kings County Democratic General Committee. ? ? Mr. LoweU aeems to bave lost sight com? pletely of the advice which he gave to Mr. Cleveland on a memorable oo *-.slon about * keeping his rudder true," a/id if its easy application to his own case. In fact, dr. Lowell has not only failed to keep a hand on iis rudder, but the indications ore that he hos 'ntirely lost that, important part of his individual cjuipmcut. FBBROBAL Oeneral John ._ Haldertcan, late United State* Minister to Slam, write, ec follows from the steamer daw niea Castle, en IO-ta from London to the Capo )f Good Hope, ui der date of December 26, 1887' ' \\ | axpeM to touch at Lisbon, not. elsewhere until np" Tova ls real had. Tho Comte de Parts l< e pu-s leuger, as ls his sun, thc Due d'Orleans. With the 'mutt I bave frequent tallis and walks, ills soi) ls a -bust, manly fellow about twenty-one, an F.nglish ooking, pipe-smoking tubal tern, on his way to lola i Hi-Itisli regiment lu India. Iloth aro unpretentious ind Interesting." Ml** Adi ne Drew, the young actress who died at "?lilladel hla on Saturday, was an adopted daughter if Mra. .lo'm Drew, she went to Laong Breach la-t millner for rs', bal while there caught a heavy enid vhic-ii developed into eonramptioa. Mr. Clue les Dickens gives readings from " Douri" v ind son" and " IlckwtcU" at Hart lorri tonight. Mr. John Flake begins to-monow a course of leetarOI )n Amer can history at tho University of Pennsylvania. The Virginia legislature hns grunted to Miss Mary Mn Ila Smith th" i rlviloge of engra lng the seal ,,f lin stale on tho monument ovr r ttiO grave ol her 'other, tiie late ex-Governor William Smith. Mr. T-OaUM OaHMd, brother of th" lat" Tie, dent, iras in Cleveland the o-her day on his way homo to tread Kapui-,, Mich., from Mentor, whero he had been i) sr-,, du riving mother. Sp-akltig to a reporter ho aid: "Wo removed to Orange when I wa. six gean if age, and I can well remember when all that i art if ihe rciimtry wa* a wilderness I remember when int a single tree had been cut on the present site) of hagriti Mia After leaving otuo I wont to the illtls of KlO-lg-n, cleared up a farm and e.-1 al 1 ll tied i home which I am now enjoying. I ll\o ahout lour Biles from Grand Rapids and do not often visit that. Itv. On such occasions I OS?ally trna?bel my ba.Liens ,n.| return home as quietly as possible. N ver having lirii-t ntT-Oll forward 1 am not very well known there. I,a I expected to visit .Me tor In much the same way. to ono reeognlted nie on the way there, but a number it personI have sj,,ken to me to-day. I spent thee vi eli.-, at Mentor but lue nature of my Cattai at home va- -nth thai, I wj. unable to remain longer. It ls to tho Hon. Charles P. Chonteau. of Missouri, hat Illinois owes the flno monument and statuo of ?tarra Menard recently erected In the Stale House (Toonda at Sprlnglleld. Mr. Chonteau'a father and ,lr. Menard were close frlenils. Mr. Menard was the Irst U'*iitctiant-c;overnor of Illinois; and lt ls recalled hat whllo he was Ineligible to that otlice lintier the Int Constitution of tho State, that Instrument was ubiiiltted to Ihe people for raillication with a special nt-iiuai .uklu iii specifically waiving tho quail-cations or the tittle.) for the first election, In order that ho night he chosen._ THE TALK OF THE DA Y. Bishop A. Cleveland Coxo said the othor day that i ero was both honey and a sting In tho presentation y 1'resldout CtoVi land to the Pope of a copy of tho tonetltutloa. This ls earnestly denied by "The New 'or)i Freeman- Journal.'1 "What really occurred,'' : says, "was that tho president consul ed a great Ignnary of tho thmxh, familiar with the muni ul lie Tope as to what present would bo most aeeepta le to Leo XIII, on his Jubilee. Ho was Informed liat nothing would pi.-ase th" Pontiff better than a opy of tho Constitution ot tho United States. No iting' was thought of by Pope or President." "Oreel Root!I Thaw Frenchmen have elected a 'oman I resident ?" exclaimed a member of a Chicago [uh, as he picked ap the newspaper last Sunday. " V. bal ?" said somebody. "Yes they've _ic> ten _ woman. Sadie?what was ta name of the Fi. neb actress over here a spell go I S.dio llernart, wasn't lt I No, lt Isn't Iht, lioiigh. lt's tsadio Carnot?'nother acti-ess, I'll bet dniiar. Thea Frenchmen ain't nt to govern thcui ?l\ea. And the representative of culture wondered why imo of tho thor mon laaghad? (ChtCagB Mall. No 1 -MOB paper has s-ild anything about the Stale ouse dome for over a month. This ls almost un reredented In Huston journalism. When dibbs heard the boys talking about Sho-who n si !?? or c\ ed, ::o surd at ii) -st he thought they wero igtng sunirtlilng or -other about Mrs. H.?elleston rail sc ri pt. Tweive Memphis pastors havo come out against lardi Oral on tho ground tiiat "lt tend.-, only to ill." It ls plain to seo the .siirniua of calendars for 1881 tread] I untonlng the country and to refeot (hat many | HOI' |,||,, ,, ll lail ll - ll.IS til bil?I Cl ..Sla.l.s, -hool boohs and frozen cats for fuel.-(.Chicago Trth i.o. California ls no back-number State, It rejoices i the fact that lt has no weather but plenty of Imate; likewise In the fact that lt has only two seasons > 'Mrstio wllh,' one partly wet ami tho othor wholly ry. Hut according to "Tho AlU," of Sa- FranrUi'o, , has a very " ci nery" State seal. " I'pon lt* face,? ?marks "The Alta," "ls an Impossible female, cl? osing a Oeddaaa of liberty leg, Wtth a head-dress no oman would wear. Alongstdo of her ls a siuinp illed bear nosing a cactus, whllo In the middle dls ince ls a placer miner brandishing * pickaxe, ami i ihe back distance ls a sheet of alleged water occu? lted by * few schooners." lt , Inks this seat ta as acant as a bunghole of anything suggesting the pres? et resources of the State, and lt c*lis for * new seal for cw Cailf.nii'a. Wo seo lt Hoted that the Chinese have ;\'r\ holidays .'cry year. Bilker the Chinese year has moro days ian ours or else tho Mougoilan counts time by tho iii he has anni giles Hie caloiiUai- the go by. Hulling in Free Frc m. A young clergymen in a Western town pi'.-n RH ie tither day on "Tho -elation if Ministers to their ai Mies." The local paper tho next morning had lt: 'ibo 1'dath.ii of Minister* to tholr I __r|Si>,.s.? The sentence to death of a negro burglar In North ar..lina call* attention one. mon, to that barbalin s tl _w that a III sticks on tho statute hooks of ? iimbor of bout hern -tates, 'tho rent of tbe world I* nking about a-oliali.iig capital p_j_a__?_| foi u...i ?r, Haly, for Instance, must seriously, an.l here are merlran States that hang men for burglary .-ll'hlla tiphla luqulrer. "One of tho most youthful looking ladles " of VTaaV ig'ou ad*, oi-ti.es that shu wl-_>'i to -inn tho acquaint anne of a gentleman, and that a "Member or Ben-tor ? preferred.'' Kow look ont for an extra appropriation for stationery tor members of Congress. ? Yea, we want a good strong boy. Where hara yon heretofore been employed ?? w "Ina penmanship academy.* "And what kind of -or* did yon do there?* "I was employed to Joga'e the table when a schons) wrote hts 'fslr sample of my hand-wrltlnc' hctnrZ taking um* ns at -Cribb'-.' CJlbgrvh-j A_ade_w < Boston rra_*or.p_ ->_--?-i/. The laat sailing Tease* built for the United State. Bery waa the Constellation, completed tn lau. Bkm ii at the present tlmo the practice-ship at the Vere* Academy. NEW TORR WEATHER. It ?nnwg | now the flakes hurry on through the aba As they eddy about and alight everywhere? How ih* urchins applaud a* the sled*-* flit by And weico-y* the gift of the dml leaden sky I lt rains I What a mixture I The water and -lu.h Mow over the s:rr-ets with a slcl-onlng guah. ai every crossing you pause and turn palo. Tieri j lunge through the flood lo ihe teeth of th* tai*. ft tree-eel Oreat soot* I WiU this thing n> rei? end) nhat new kind of tot tere will Jnpiter sand! rea sup and vou ?ta#_nr: supremely rou fall? And 'h? PWJ th* window (a watching lt all. It thawsf Tts too much. What a horrible thawl Tho old pioneer a worse winter ne'er saw. You stay in the hon-e, look disgusted and swear Then settle yourself Into gloom ?nd despair. ?(Merchant Traveler. MUSICAL AND DR A RATIO NOTES. Tho third concert of tbo Brooklyn Phllharmenta Society ls set down tar next Hatnrday evening, tho public rehearsal for Friday afternoon. The pr** gramme consists of a fugue In A minor (tra_Kri-e4 for strings by Josef Hellmesherger), Schumann's Symphony In R flat, the scene and air frem " tVnry anthe," ? Wo borg tah mich ?? tsong by Herr PUehert. Wagner. "Faust" overture, schubert'* song ? M Wanderer* (Herr Flioher), and Rubinstein* * Im Russia." Madam Camilla Trso will play Mendelssohn's Com* corio tor Violin at the sixth Thomas symphony ooa* cert on Tuesday of next week and at tho publlo rehearsal to the concert on next Thursday afternoon In Steinway nail. Tho other numbers of th* pr* gramme are a prelude, " Asrael," by Frenchettt, Brahma's fourth symphony, Scharwenka's " Llebes* nacht* fantasia and LUst's "Tasso." Attention ha* already been called to the plvtofirto recitals of Karl Kllndworth, to be given at Stelnwaf Hall on the afternoons of January 17, 23 and lil. Tbt tint will bring forward six sonatas by Beethoven as follows: 0 minor, op. 81 (Pathetlque); 0 .harp minor, op. 27, No. 2 f" Moonlight"); E major, op, 100; C minor, op, 111 ; E flat major, op el i" li** a.Ji-iix, l'abso-ce et le retour"). " Ferdinand Cortex" will have Its last representa? tion this season at the Metropolitan Opera Moise on Friday evening To-day the opera will lae ? Der Trompefer," on Wednesday evening and saturday afternoon " Ole Walkure." Mr. Conrad Ansorgg will play Beethoven's Sonata, op. 14, No. 2, and the Variations, op. 35, besides the 1'aganlni-Liszt Caprices and compositions by Chopin, Itnblnsti'ln, Schumann and Liszt, at his tocond recital In Steinway Hall next Wednesday evening. Josef Hofmann returns to ns on Wednesday after? noon for tho first of bis three concluding afternooi concerts. Master nofmann gavo a concert In Brooklyn Fri 'lav at which be played Mozart's concerto In l? minor besides nine solos. The orchestra played aa Inauguration March by Bornardus Bockelmann. Michael Banner sailed from Bremen for New-York on Wednesday last. Ills last appearance In Europe wa- il a concert of tho Breslau Orchestral Society under the direction of Max Bruen. The statement In Tiik TOSMBER last Saturday to the effect that Tschalltoasky's Concerto had not boen heard slneo Von Billow's visit was Incurred. Irani I 'iniinel played lt at a concert of Uta I'hllharmt.uio Mnlety eight or nine years ano. and played ll welL This weok Mr. Poole will bring forward, at hil Theatre In Eighth-st., a new burl.->,jue entltlod u C o. D." It is tald to be very comic. Edwin Booth and Lawronco Barrett api-eared Voi daj ni^lit at Baltimore, In "Julius C;i-*ar." A dispatch says that the house was erowded and the recepiton r-n thai uttff Darlag Uta next two months these eminent trafWOlaBI will ad In various large cities of the South, and will visit San Franc Nt o. Their tour wtll cxia:i,J to May 10. Mr. OJ, A. Mestayer and Miss Theresa Vaughn vc lr come to the Star Theatre this week tn * aaa farcical piece called "Check 14." The Intoatloa tt. produce an Irish play called "The gofgartb," at thal house, on that dale has been discarda-iL Miss Kate i'la:Mon and Mr. Charles A. Stevenson wit roBM la Ila Grand Opera House this week In t new drama called "The World A gal fifi Her." Thll piece ',v._s lately launched at jVlbany and tan Well received. SHAKESPEAREAN STCDIES AT CORNELL. MEE, a. ?-. EEmMRafO 9ESRE Foti tiik best __?__?*? INTF.RK.ITIN'O LKCTCRK- AND BXADU-M Ithaca, Jan. 15 (Special).? Tbe study of Shake? speare In Cornell University has begun to assume proportions commensurate with the highest alms and re-ults, embracing extended courses of lectures on Elizabethan English, on Shakespearean bibliography, on ihe chronology of the plays as determined by In? ternal and external evidence, on the poet's languid uhaplng, from tho beginning to the end of hts career as a dramatist, on the dramatic action and motiro and the mlse-en-scenc of some twenty of tho plajs, on tho poet's art as contrasted with that of his dra? matic contemporaries, and on various collateral sub? jects. In addition to the lectures, readings of several plays aro about to lie given by the professor during the remainder of tho year, to which all will bo ad? mitted. President Adams has Just made an official an? nouncement, to be published In " The CiimoU Bun" to-morrow, to the effect that Mra A. s. Barnes, of Brooklyn, has given to the university authori? ties a large sum of money, tbo Income from which ls to ba given annually as a prise for the best ensay on some a*nbjoct eoametad with th? plu>^ of rs-a,ke*o<*?ps written by a student of Cornell University. The essays for the present year must be competed and presented t" the professor of English literature on or liefore the m-st day of June, and must bear In every chm* a tictltluus signature, accompanied by the name of the writer In a sealed envelope. The subject bt the present year ls "The Dramatic Action and Mo? tive of 'King John,' the National Spirit as Kmbodled In Falroubridge, with a Comparative Study of 1901 and Shakespeare's 'King John' as Exhibiting the Shakespearean Nor-I'artisan Spirit.". Ila?.Ides this, tho prize offered by the new Shakespeare society . f London, consisting of a number of valuable \, .I.het? ti, .ii- of tho society, ls awarded to the student na^s. Int? tha b-N general examination on tho wura of the year._ INi IHENTS IN SOCIETT Captain nnd Mrs. Warren C. Beach, of No. 568 Flfth ave., will gtve a theatre party of sixteen al the Fifth Avenue Theatre to-night. The engagement ls aaBMMMMai of Miss ___a_et_ Moran, daughter of Theoalnre Moran, to Edwin I). Mema, thu grandson sud heir el Uorcrnor Mairiran. There was a rumor of this engagement at the Country Club last fall. Mr. Morgun's wife, formerly Miss Minnie PaaaJaaaa, died al Newport a y.-nrago last summer. He is a prominent yacnt-uium und huntsmau, and now haa \a large hunting stable at Hempstead, I* I. The lirst meeting of the Batlmin'on Club will tike place at the 7th l.'c-.imtriit armory ea t*ainr.l.iy after? noon. Aniong the ii.emticns of the club are Alumy _. C-irlinrt, T J. Oakley ftlilm-lnniler. Sor-iimn Whitehouse, Howland Bell. Matthew Wilks, Miss Si heOelln. Miss Mi-Klin, Miss Chisholm, Mit* Turuuro M-t-Ol-U-M Barbour. M. Le Maistro will bogia lils lccitatlons from the classic French authors on January M In tile concert hall of the Metropolitan Open Hoiitwv Among the patron esses nre Miss FuriKs, Mrs. Joseph I. million, Mra Brayton Ives, Mrs. Edward Cooper, Mrs. How md Creen?, Mia tftvaaai Bead aai Mrs. w. b. naaawra Thc I'atri irclis' Ball of Hrooklyn . or the Ipht tonga ai lt ls called, will take pince nu Wednesday evening tn the Ii8-.iliit.ly tooti.* of the Brook!) ti A laden, y crt Ml The Miil.scrili.rs tu. lu,le tlfty prominent men of Brook* antraaaaaai win bi Mm Charles Bobbi us ami Mrs. Henry 1). Bros-.uau. lyn. Hie patronesses will be Mia Alfred Chapin, Mi s. Mrs. ogden Mills wtll give a dance lu her uew house, >'o. ii E?st Mity ninth st . to night Mis. J. (talton HM, of No 7 En?t Forty-eighth ?t., will give a small cotillon tonight at Uer house. No. 1 l -i Forty ciglitu-st. FLT THIS TALK IN -.FR PLATFORM. F',?a The St. Louie Sepubltean. iDtm.) ??Iho Memphis Appeal" attack* ihe .? ? ot J_a-l_uu, Mich., for their "blunder" .-t . ' molvlag who should and who ttould aol imo ia ..* municipal election. Btaadoi t> nut the i :>>i-t won. lt was a crime against Denwrery ind B*emoei_?.e Institutions as grave as tbal of . |v"'l;>i" ' baron* who force their n>i-io<"'* ta \"<" ike v.-'i i ii eau t Idiot. ^_ LAMAR'S "JUDICIAL Tl-dl'F.KAMF.NT." from The Boeton l rAtelier. Tiik VBW*TOM Tbibunic has a Unmi irtlelB aa Lamar entitled "A Judicial TemuOraBMul ' x tn-,, ly p'oi.-s lhat Mr. Lamar, of Mlsels-ip: t. ''am..)' claim Hus ti'iallty. ? ? - c.oiNG BACK OW me riUENDH. frito The .St. lotti* Hlet>el*troc, .;. St. John says that the only reason for Ih I fn .Hm ^ t existence of the Democratic party ls th- foti lhat " hm mg no soul, Ibero would be no place foi lt io g.i In case lt should die." This observation ts worthy to rank with the celebrated roiuarh of b-uslcr Uar* mau to the effect that '? lt cost like h?I" to secure t>?. John's help In achieving the Deiuocratle ua-iuani vw lory of 1-1*4.