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PHtuKc tb cn TinrMriis - postal-baimi DKIV-H -i'.AMULIMI. lat lauMBAM to thu* tri mt-ra.. San Faa* i*?". K,h. 4.-T1.- Sun Frniieise,, Chamber of Oom-o-ree has n free trade m-aortty _ka?|aaBaUvaaaaOaUfafmteisB. Hal toMa?e this m.iiur.iv had il..* amaiaam ta attempt la nana ths pammje al a reaelalteBi asking for re cipro.itv -Wi Omma_ aaaaam then tins state world hav.' f*. lumber and e*-al fruin Brittan Columbia A pru!'*-rion resolution xxns adopted in its sica.l. This xveek the lively minority. headed by ol'. CfRRR Spreekels. tried to f*4 the lainmm al al ? r. solution pteciag a bonnty of two cents pm pee?d aa bael sugar prodaeed in this cnuntry. After a bmasy debate the ntajority killfl tb'" r* s*'lati*'ti. which xv;is denounced as an effort iu ti"* direction of (kee trade, and adopted other reeolatiOBa Hatl\ condemnlag any attempt to interfere with the present duty on sujmr. and sa?tag en tbs l_ci(ic Cuast date-gatton in Coagrem to es*- all passible means to (bl* al any notion in Osagrem thai eoatematetm ? change of the sugar dlit) ^ititi tin* establishment ul the hounly system. Th. resolalteaai also argrd Um delegation ta make ? x igonuis protest, against aaty reduction af the duly oil lumber, fruit, xvine and wool and other imi nrtiHit const int* rests As tin Chamber of Camimam is the lepsematative bad] st San Fran? cis,-,,, ;,s nn . ? 11 a- of the Slate and 'mist, this iirm stand aim inst any tree trade tinkering of the iar.lt i> gigaiteaat, Polittes has no fore* In ? Brave question of this kind, and at least hall the emn nniiee thnt drafted th*se stmn. rmolntions agaiiiM Ihe bounty system or a nj el??IS ia duties un- Democrats. Complaint.s of tbs defective mail service at San Kraneisro increase every araek. 'Hie marking for*-e lure is small and their labor is greatly in? creased by irregularity in arrivul of the trains. The overland trains ure from two to six hours lute every day. und onsei-ru-ni ly niuny employe are kept on duty from early murnini" until mid? night. Nothing has yet been done by the new l\,?tmiaBter-Qeaetal to reform the idiotis methods of Mr. Vi las. Numerous street robheries in this city have led to unusual police pmcautkmi. 'J'he olVners iu th.' western addition reptClialrj have been warned to look out for footpath, oflicr Harrington early on Thursday morning saw a man come running down tfTasblagtim Bl toward Van Ness-avc. The officer says lhat he iboated " Il;ilt>~ and the man ?stitl cnming toxvard him. he find, patting a bullet through a hackman. Thomas Fd wu rds, xvho had driven Miss Jennie Flood to a parts on Qougb-et. With two other baehmefl he was running down the street to gs! wann. Fd wards und his tom pauioiis declare that they heard no command to halt. It was a iaaBSatabls mistake on the p*li**e man's part, us Edwards was sober and industrious. The MereHiit.le Library trustees have ut last decided t*> sell the present building and move ui> town. lt is eat?Bated that their present quarters will bring 1175,008. The building was < on steacted -Belaly from ths proceeds of a tottery biituiiutinl by the Stale. High manufiKturing ssteb-bhiaeBts now surround ii and eui efl thc light and sunshine. The library has au admirably eekat-ed general polk orion of books, und would llourish il in a Convenient hu at 11,11. '1 In- stat- meats af " The New-York Herald" in regard to the narking af ths Chiama Bestriction net bays exalted amusement her*-. To give the total Bamber of coolies who succeeded in gening late the country last year as eight is too absurd almost for notice. Nut a single Chins steamer luis arrived hen for minc than a yen* without fifty Chinese who had no pro|H-r ce rt i th ates, an,I frequently as many us 150 have lu eu lauded ou habeas corpus write The sixth annual Viticultural Convention trill be hen- neal month, The eil itel ol wines and brandies promises te bc large nnd interesting A som pant ive exhibit will be opened in iinirr to il*'termini- the nature of the wines from different parts of the State. The special fiat ure of this exhibition xxiii be the department of raisins, and all s etioiis (if tl. ? State an* un it -d to s lid samples. Tbs project of establishing a National park near Mooni Shasta 1ms been I,rotulined. and now it heavil. timbered tract is te be reserved It in - eludes ten townships, or abeu! two hundred thou* mud acres in Stekyou ami Shasta Counties, A bill xvii! be piesenterl som*- time during this i.essi,,n ? t Congram asking that this land bc Ml apart and the forest preserved. A new spurt has been Started on tb* San Joaquin plains. This is rabbit-driving. The Inch rabbits arc sn numerous In Kern County that ranchmen have organised ead will imbi week.*, rabbit-drives. Lon. inanimia!' corrals ol bruah are made. Several hundred men drive the rabbits into ih*' corral and then knock them on the head with clubs. About half a doma drivel have been lu 1*1. and 1 7.Omi rabbits been killed. Tlie large land nv,nil- give barbecues to the men after the drive. fienernl Bidwell*! offer af a liftv-aere tract near Chico, in Hutte County, lora tree-planting stat mn has been accepted. Th's will make four stations under the charge of the Snit*' Hoard of Forestry. Ran liie.-* is now a paradise of gamblers. In the heart of the eily. ,,n the malu business -t reels. liv* tar,, banks and .nany poker games are in full blast. These g-ambling places ar,- as open to the public as ordinarv tuloona They nap a nice harvest from th*- crowds nt strangers tba! throng the streets. Dunns: January titree thousand through passengers from lb** Fast arrived in San Diego, while thc total arrivab for the month aram ten thousand. si:Lld.Si; PABDON FOE MACKIN. A MUTABLE PETITION IN CHICAGO-VILE S1RK1.TS-STO. K MARKET. "nv maumu to tiik tiutirnb.* C Hinno, Feb. 4? Whal 13 believed to be Ibe si r. ing? est petition for a pardon ever presented to a nov erDor li now in Governor Oghiby'i hands. It i-i. lor the paidon of ??Joe" Madlin, who was -upposed lo bl one ol the chief cons pl--at ors In ihe ballot box frauds which occurred here during the last iT-esidential election. Tho petition has Peen Signed Ly Judge Moran, who tried and sen.cured Mackln. and by Mr. (iiliiii.-U who prosecuted him. Among the ?prominent signers are Judge- iilodgett, Tothill. Horton, collins. Jamieson, (Tarneit and 'Vary. Mayor Hm I,,-, Boast st Parwan. Abasi Taylor, U J. (iago. John K. Walsh and P. D. Armour. Nearly all the thsatriesl managers and hotel-Keepers have als,, Slgnod. Every member of the Federal Juries and every living msmhar of ths r*tate Grand Jury bm ?lgn?d. and so las the entire Jury Wfebh Convicted Mackm, except one man who wained to be paid for lil? name. Kvery newspaper In the city has given Mn. Markln a letter tj) the (iovenior, asking Ulm to grant her request. The chief cause of this change nf sentiment la regari. lo Mackln ha_ been brought about by the efforts of the editor of one of the local papers which was chiefly Instrumental In exposing the ballol-box fraud-. This- eslltor lg said to have In hi- po-s^sion a eons leaslon signet, by W. J. Gallagher, Whtoh completely exeronates Mackln from anv coauecttea with the frauds, but which implicates some vary prominent Democratic politicians. Th" blc grain and stock brockerage concern of Jones, Mc-orralck A Kennett, which has a brunei In Wallal., will probably go ont of baatBSm as far ai Chicago la concerned. Mr. Jones will go fo New York and tbe lu.ne stone house which be har beet, building for ihe last two year, on (he Noni, Bhom Drive, at tho corner ot Hellevue place, ls linders!,,,,d to tie ter sale. 1 hen he bega,, bulging he declared that nobody should know how much the place cost, and be SSS kept the Matemems hliiiielf. Tte ground cott 080,000 Tbe general estimate ls that the house I as emt 811*5.000 more, lt ia not yet quite finished. The Winding up ot this large concern ls generally tty girded as the final collapse of this city as a st.,, h market, although around tho Beard of Trade Mr Jones's removal ls teetered to be solely the work of Mr, neoige Hopkins, of Kew-York, who is abo a partner. Tbe uMunal')* mild weather this week has melted the winter's accumulation ol snow and Ice, and tho lt"*"- and alleys of the ctv are In a frlghtta] ma* ditloii, a disgrace alike to both city and the am lau Bbl navin^: cha.ge of them. (souie of the streets tr-s, pra. ..cally I ii i pas-a tile, and as lo the alley,,, they ITS in many mettam absolutely glutted and over ""-wing wnh tiiih of all descriptions. The cause ol HUS :- very largely the non en lon -meiit of the nub asaem against befouling them, poMleal tevoritbm, BBd .', some e_s*ss dlsh.itie-iy. which rh.-.ractenzcs it,e BMMMgmmai ot nus aapartmeat of iho etty, i.*st v.., ?,c1 ball a million ol dolUis ?_ appiopruie,] ?JM i ' nt lor cleaning Ihe st,e.!, and allcv-, iel ? lie en- wat never lu a Warm comb. un. -ta* ordlng to a decision given bv Judge Tulh.ll. of ?maaiMriae . tun. thu, amah, a policeman cannot Mia lie au arrest unless he -a.* i|,e misdemeanor. I he en_iV?*,!i_L .T"1 mr*V** "' J'.'? clrttes for Hs S ,L*__!____ \? '???? s majorlly of the persoAi ar.e-. _L^_K____i? '*** ? *'"' "f bsbeai ..upi,- is ai-kmi wr. Ha.eiotore the police have mada arneb on reasonable Information Mid belief. The times whon the pollen actually see an offender or criminal In toe commission of tho Illegal act are rare, and by simply turning their barks they need not make any arrests at all except on warrants. The Canadian-American and thc British-American bBBgBSa, which were recently formed In ibis elly, are at odds. According to a 'prominent .'anadlan, the propositions made by the first named have been re? jected. Tbe -BM?BUS claim thal the Hrltlsh-Atncrl ran lz-ague ls really an Orange pj-ganlratlon and that thev are down ou th- Canadian- hseauss thOf ai**** BM anti-Catholic and anti Irish. Thc Kngllshmen deny that their organisation ls intt-Catbolfc or anti Irish, or lhat they are running their league as a political mai blue as charged. Mr. John M. Ives, who has been commissioned to visit this country for ihe purpose of Interasllng American merchants and manufacturers In tho Cen? tennial Exhibition Io lie held at Melbourne next August, was In Chicago this week. Ot-cai prcpa ratiens are lielng made for the exposition. The hnlld Ings are to cover twenty four acres of ground and (100,000 siiuaie fe-t arc tu ls- sci apart foi* tho dis? play ot American product!. ThS Mavnr has written a letter to the Women's Phi-lit lan temperance I'nlon, In which h<* expresses hil appreciation of the wort don" by the IT.is and xirom'ses to onfo-ce the art forbidding the -ale ot "Tobacco to minors. The I'nlon In turn has sent him a letter thanking bim for his suppression of tho In? decent theatrical posters._ UOMBSKA, BEB ADT1CE To YOFVt; ACTBEMEfl. " 1 have not yet decided what my movements will be next teii?on." laid Mine. Msdfeskn " If the political horizon In Europe ii clear, f shall probably Basks a tour there, but I fear Hint war is likely. Bbould that occur my husband and I will possibly stay in California. We aro Interested In a Hinch there, and are l nth verv fond of the * git lions climate.' lu any event I do not think I shad play uni amma. I am beginning te feel thal I am entitled to sniLO re?t, and I am rory, verv lind of trav? elling. There is aa pssslMs nrtlstb mtlsfasttea la sash a life, and with the desire I have to giro mv pl *> 1 as Well as possible there ls not profit BBOagh really to com pensHte for the labor and annovanccs. We li -ve a rom pau this season of twenty-three people and play many Fhakesperean pieces. In such a repertory every ador and actress ls not always available. Some ac geed In certain parts and ?mild not M la others, "few, tue ordinary speculative ui.uia.er would mBBBgl to cet along with considerably tewar people ahum ha weald pul Into BVSry Blag regardless SI the result to the per? formance. And I .un bound to say that commercially he would be right. The general punllc in the country are not attracted by tho nll-rouu I excellence of an mgaulmltoa They saasa to am the star, and tbe mp port counts fer very little. My basined hat been quita its good with the poorest ci mpany I have had Bl with the t-est. when I Sara beea maaasad by business nam the salary list has been nt 1, asl 89 ii) a weah less than lt is now. That sum saved is, of aoerse, a vary rS-Sbtm able proflL Hut I fe-l I cannot do myself justice unless my iiirroundtngs In seam measure satbfy me. I should be reef glad to play for I law Sleuths tn N.-vt York with a good stock company; but if that is not to be done I think I shall take a holiday." - Is teem aay possiaiUty of the formation of such a company I " " 1 rear not. A wealthy lady here, moved by the same taste for tho stsire as Mrs. Thurber has for music, spoke to my husband and myself about Hie foeadatloa of a theatre modified after the plan of the Como.lie I-'r.in _aise. Count Beioata told her that the buil,ling would cost at bast |r.iKi.u ?0 and that the Institution should have aa endewmsal sf 81*000,000. ? And whal would he the profit ! ' Hie asked. When told dal lor the Brat five years the loss might he at the rata af 8100,-COa year, and that after that time small profits might per hups he looked for, she grew far Uss cm iii-.astic.'' "What do you think, Madame, ls the outlook for the stage here I " I "For tho higher class ol drama.-lc* id,"liv not very encouraging, fco long as you see the drams wnttea about and thtuglit about umler the head of ' amana j .neals ' lt will never take nuv vere high rank. Winn lt j ls treated M an art and reel ves the same aid and cu eeangeaMBl ns are extended tu other arts, tees it will attain Hie pOUttOU it oil-Vf to have." I "Tlie voung American actress who has aspirations tea_id tm- highest etan ol drama Bbs neehaneeof i schooling -wit i the exception of you. self bs mode!," j mid the reporter. " Will yon kindly say hew rea thiak ' inch u girl should study I " i ?- Hunks will not help ber very much?I mean books that analyze and di meei the plays aod ah meters of the great dram it isf. Helen randi's (Lady Marlin, aeeoiint of her studies ef Bbakesperaaa roles m the most tatar ?StingBBd p- riia),s the mo-t really helprul. Hut I must coine-s that I believe that she dil not have this thorough anl deli.alf ll insight into the characters Uti ! billi? Bier she had played an 1 BS lt were ,-iown ii,lo them. And thoagh arneb af tm boslneas abe suggests li citron.riv lin-'eiunus au I delicate, I think a gani deal of ll w, ubi noi, be .Irani itlcallv crt,?!?'..ve. tirol*.-. LaWBS'l j ' Actors and tue Art ot Acting ' c,vii.nus some valuable suggestions aui msuy intsraitlsg ramlstaninrm, Hm let uer 'leware of the ordinary commentator aud essayist ! Whs ts daabtlem extremely ch rer?the only trouble ls that he ls too clever and linds subtleties au 1 hid'.cn BMsalngs that Bbakeepears never dreamed <>f. The great beauty <>f Shakespeare ls his simplicity BBd intelligi? bility. Of eonrm there is au orc.isi.iu.il phrase .,n i word that iii iv raqaiteexplanation, nut I Blinds io tue char? acters. They are easily mid-rstood and you always Ind the key lu the play. Take, for instaaee, ' Boaallnd.' Balm people sni-iii to tin uk that she should be roil-,! iud , boisterous. Ikey Cannot sorely r-iuoiuaer tea wurdi iu the Ill's! act of the ' Duke ': ?? Her imootbnnm. Her very silence and her patience, (?speak to tlie people all 1 t isv j-!ty lier. " The best light un BBakeapoara is te ho found tn the careful study of hit own works; one will certainly be helped te a better nnderstandtna hy a theroagh knowl? edge of ntetery ami by the study of other writers nf the Elisabatssa period, i gained a great Beal from reading Thomas Lodge**, story of ' Reaallad ' No actress who does not poMSM I poetic touiper.iuient will ever make a success in Bbakespessaa pans, ami abe mast not fall lalo the error oi thinklag that the emotteaal temper aiueiit is the same Ullin,' as the poetic. 'I'he one is nu aginative, thc other actual; sud un* dttteranoe la the rs suits of the work of each is similar lo the ditterenos br tween the wmk oi an artist and a photographer. Tue purely emotional icnaa it generally utterly* at *?'?_ when she attempts to play thc legitimate, and the e MM is uot hard to lui 1. lu cm,,(mutti plays nhill the nc Hess does is of the Mg est Importance, and what shs mys b of comparatively little moment rae tn iv gasp, or tilth, or appeal te lbs heavenly powers just as she may feel is most eik-ctive, bul it ts tue physical depletion ol ihe pa-sbin or the emotion that atteets the au n.ui'e far moro than tin- wor's. lu tat: poetic play what aha savs ia ol chiefest momenta and the action, ttiougu Illustrative nf, must be subordinate to. the text " ? ls not ' Juliet ' an emotional part I " ** No, lt is a part ol paaatOB as lu.ruse as you will, but not of emotion la the sens** thal we apply that word to a play. The feelings avowed aud depicted iu the emotional play are I hose of the nervous, hysteric.il temperament. In them tho emotions evoke and rule the thought; la poetic plays tbs thoughts sall forth ami govern thc tetdlaga 'Camille,1 'Mles Hulton,' 'Kari Lynne ' are plays ol' the emotional order." " Hut, Madame Mudlcska, yea pbiV ' Camille * ta siddi - tiuu to so maay Bhakmpamaa p uta." " Yes, but lt ls the only SOS of the hind 1 attempt, aad if I succeed fairly lu lt, the fact lt due, to my having i' ld so "bamaga a tralatag la srery styleefeettag, And this brings us back to your supposed "Beag ad res.. Let uer w-ork weil, no nutter ia what lias sha b asst, aad she will .am axparianee teat will bo invaluable, if ibe bas teteUlgeaea aud poetic feeling the will be able tu play the higher rabi when the opuortnotty comes. B i! alu,ve all things she omst no' teed te begin ai I ;.. to,, nf the ladder Very rarely does au aeiraia who an begin* muk,- any In oro vernen t. Practioe only eonflrms faulu, and the frequent repetition of a rate imperf eel ly con aatved ami executed seems i*> binn! tin- nerty pt Inns and tbe M-nsibiiiiirs. i uutemioately galne. my anowWge i on tata head from experience. Dari us my very Ural season I wns *v hat yon Sall lure a ' star.' At thr en I of it I fortunately had sens.- enough to know thal I was worse than at the beginning, and that ir l persevered ... that course I should never make an BetnSS. Be I went into a.eon,puny ami played the small, st parts, xml tl,otc. of every k'nd. I have been oren a dr ii ii kc ii servant, aud have Mood up through nhate aete aa a aHanl aaiwr. I reub sins' and had a fair a-iiount nf experience ni comic opera. I am almott ashamed In say what un* sal ny was liming this se ison, ll was ihe munificent lum of 8-0 a month. I oould not live on timi, so theaextseaaon 1 again went starring. After that was over I waa Inrtu nate in getting Into a goad company to play juvenile parts, i wat fully itv*- ve*!- ob the ataga before (had aiir eitabllHlted position a*i a IsadlBS woman." ** is there any I'oiitii dramatic literature I " ""Yes. but the serious plats bave % semi mystic ole ment tnat reminds one strongly of Eaat Indian poetry. They breathe the same apiril us the 'BakUBtala.' our thoiurhts and feelings stem lo l,;,vo tbs same delicate gradations. It is .is in in,i-ic: bare rea have tenn and semitones; Hast Indian inil-i' hm ipiarter Innes. .?*,> has li. li.,n jMietry, and flo* Pulls, r.-seu,hie- it. As in Chopin's iinitic ttie highest myal] and the tteepeat sorrow alternate alni somoniui- minglo: so lt ia In our serious d-a.iiatic literature, lt it the expres-tnn of Hie peeullar spirit of the people, bat we bara some exec! lent earned lei that would bear HalispUntlii., only few 1 n-li-h writers know Hollsii and thc Poles do not Brits English weil enough. 1 have traaslsted se*ae English plays into I'oiisD. nut i should not be abb te rev. rae tbs preesas satlafactoflly. One of our older comedy writers worked very much In the vein of Moliere." Muir. Molje-ka ls natur ,liv proud <>I the su -cess of her renns countryman. Josef -orman? la spsaktaa about him she said: *' More than turee ycart ago, when ll- waa Just tinned seven, I remember how he us.-,I to ge to tho piano and OBBSpsm and then run to the table to write down a phrase. .No ehalr was tall enough for nun to sit lo to vrite coiiiforui-lv. s? I,,, would climb up an I throw himself full lem-tti ou n?. Ubls. and tn that position mark down hil mites. At flint time he aald to bm I 1 lovo yon. tat ><ui ax-liku music* | thiak that waa ths inna! pet-feel compliment ever paid mo, and whal au amount of feellna lt thowed In a ehli 1 of that a^'c! " TUA T MISSIS ii I-AR. I'i jiu T.e Lum: Hie , i,anti Journal The In,li..na fannel win,se cai was bitten off lu a fight need nm despair. He eas move ta ioma other Mau* and pass hi-, eu lor a liaknlat sultrier WORKING OFF THEIR FAT. BASEBALL MEN IN THK GYMNASIUM. BOSTON Ul VHS KKLLT $_,000-IALX OF KKVIVINU THS OLD WKBTKHN" L?IUlt*? How a trifle will mabie one forget the troubles of business and State, was tenthly Illustrated Ibo oiric afternoon. Among the ineinls-rs of the Muck l*.x ehauge thi-re are many enthusiastic- MteWSTS sf tem bail, rsonie are young men, bul others ai*e well ad vance*! In years. If SW Bl is generally a busy thorough fare Just before the closing of the exchange and stocks and bead, are, of course, tho lively ihcnu* that teems IS Interest all. Cn this occasion bears and bulls were yelling frantically Inside tho high building and some of Hie small fry wore hawkin; ?juOtatlons In iho street. Finally a well kin,wu member rushed out of the .New St. en'i ance. Ills hat was lipped back and lils ??"'* was flushed with excitement. The din lii"lde seemed ta havo driven him Into the street for sum,- frmh air and a chance te collect his bewildered thoughts. Ile had a memoranda In lils hand which he be? gan ta look over carefully. Another member raino hurriedly up I),,- stree! fnun Exchange place anil BS abo bau a llttlo book In his hand. * lb lb, BUI I" sa d he t" the dl-turbed nus. ** What's troubling youl Too loah ?- if the Glam* had bseo beaten. If you want something lo thtnl about, I can ?.:>." li lu von. The v ? York Club ha- Ju*-* sold Keefe to Boston tor Ha*!, mme and 88,000 bool " ?ls .ha. sn. * aiiim.v ." replied 'ho other. "'I hen I am done wu), baseball, v by Keefe ls the greatesl pilcher that *? er lived and I shall never gs to th* i'oio ' mund. again" The twi, members apparently forgot business sad talhed baseball will, tbe gusto ol the average -Miall buy. They ware -u engrossed tbal they did uo! notice lhal 8 o'clock had arrived and thai they would have to wall fm* tbe morrow to attend tn tba btrtiuesa on 'Change, whether either Imi any money by ibo Be? la) . i lu- repoi ler could nol lind nut. ** Hill" * Bei i ard found OUl thal Keeto had um been sold, bul that he himself had beea _ Keefe ls, of course, a great pitcher, and so ls Welch, when the latter ls In condition. Crane, the new pitcher. signed last fall, ls also a valuable player, if his r,.ld Ifl a minor league can be taken as a criterion. Yale Col lego has developed a model ainleto and baseball player jin A. A. BtBgft Ho ls a pilcher who would tit Into Hie ? .NewYork club with great. benefit to tlc team and -Binllsl benefit to himself. Stagg- Mends seem to I think that If the yoTii-' athlete should turn professional I lt might Interfere with his missionary work. Those ? friends in 1*1 advised. The New -York club preset,ls a < wide Bold for mbatonary tabors. Stags could probably ; dt more good work among Hie uncertain (.units than he | could among savages of I iDtlcrelit hemi-piic re and darker coter. Magg liri he prays for victory in every gan.*- he pl.ivs. I'mbaoiy something of tins sari might make our NeW'Yorii player! win ? tew more games. There we.e Hirer divinity Undent! in last yeal"*! Prince? ton College p.i,ti, ill team, and yet .noeses was aol casi lr won. Bta__ waiild better reconsider, como to New-York auil save thc (.ians. lu August, 1880, a young in.in named Dalton went to seo a ga,in* of l,a-,-I,all Bl the Polo (.rolluds between Ihe New-York ami Detroit clubs. During thc contest au trna liar whisk supp,,ried one of tue awnings in front of ths grand Hand citiie. duwil among the yelling throng and Whacked Mr. Dallon BS thS h? nt. A demoralized Derlir hal an 1 a slight scalp wnund was the result. A law SI il again*! the Metropolitan Exhibition < eaapeur followed, the young man placing i.i** damages nt ?**-.OOO. The plaudit! got a verdict in tho (Tty Court last wok for ?j-i'.n. Among the lory were raven, friends to baseball. but when Justice aud base,,an win- opposed they were tor us ,-,-. lt might be "t benefit to tha company to have s-ni * of fiose old tumbi, Iowa arrangement" al thc popular lus-baT grounds strengthened and reiuve inti,,!, a ward politician may he lujurad some day and the,, the damiges demanded might make thu coilersof the company mos week sad sick. A meeting of ths members of lbs old Western Base ball League will lu* h id ai M Joseph, Mu., on I'ebn. arv 19. Il ls said thal an odor, will ls* made te IS organise 'ho obi League. Tha. the project will be carried nol seemi to i>* extremely uncertain. A bos B'ostern League bm already sprang up. and li i doubtful If lhere ls any room for tho old. s'omo of the baseball Manage,- say lhat the scheme ls sinipl.i a project to " (reese ont" thi pifs"!ii Western League club localed iii Kan-a. I Itv. If Ibis were don-* ll would give the newlj organised American Association club ai Kansai City the Dndisputed righi to thal c ly. one of Ihe .(rilling batu rea lu the rubi wbbb v-.:ii guv,-rn the clubs of thc Old I. ague, If revived, I- a peculiar lalary limit rule, ii is proposed thai the leam -alary of each duh shall nut bo over #I._(io a month i in- would give the players an average sal arv of aboul *?j.'i a week. How tbe well hnown play etS Who receive lhal much a gBUM lu il -t shudder al the-e Rgurasl If He -lari ls mid" In lhat ecunuin h al manner tbs League mlgbl s,,?ii he made a sue cern, and then belter salaries could bo paul, other minor league clubs might liston lo these siigg"8(,ni>s with grew bem-fit to themselves. They need not place iheir salary ll.uii a- hm a.- 814200, but they sho .ni place it much lower than it i- ai prase ni ban] nf tho smaller clubs will pay Balarlei this yeal* out Of all j,i,,port,on to th'-lt gate receipts. One vern Sgt) Michael Kelly wa- S'dd tn the Hnslon club br the over careful owner bf tba Chicago nine for the i.bs! mm of 810,000. Bs was at once ? ailed tho "810,000 beauty.-1 tho " bean ealing dal? ling.'* aad other pretty nsm-m Baaloniam were proud of their culture, their John L. .Sullivan and tboll Kelly. How tl mus. Jar their nen es te bear tb ll baseball Idol called '* Ton cont M.ke*' and tho "red beadell dub.1* Kelly has whal UM small bul .all Inls of '?-and'' and does ii"' mind ll, but lt nitn-1 I"* palling lu hi- Boston friends- Kelly ls at present engaged In telling tte owners of th-* Huston club how much he love. Boston and how lillie he loves any Other city. Ills shrewdness seems to have been re wauled, for the nodc-i Mike was last vveeU signed for the sum of 04,000 to play a little baseball for the Iioslon club in tho coming S0SS0B. Kelly ls a gre,-,' i player, bm if he ls worth 04,000 to a club, lt would ? lake a mathematician to find out tba worth ol such players as Murrin, Anson, Ward, Keefe, Comlskey, Csrutbors, I larkson ami many oilier players who will ? draw not much over half thal salary. Kelly will b< neltnei manager nor **ap:ain ol the Boston club this year, bul villi le simply au everyday 84,000 pla)er. It ls now- c.x |s-*el?,l lha. Kelly will do mos! ol the I catching tor lue club this year. Ho ls eorislnly more useful in that position and of better terries tn hts I club than lu righi field. The .New-York club WOUld i like to have Kelly for a catcher, bul Would not give ; 40 cenls for Wm as a Helder. Many Bf the professional players began .heir reg ular gymnasium practice last week, and nearly all the rest who care anything for their condition or club will go to work reducing lUparflUOUl Mesh thil week. Baseball player! ara pi om- to stoutness, and ain-i i \ iiiuii!li or two of idien*ss, totten up uta Berkshire pigs. In thi- Coinllr.uii th,*", are good for Bot ht Og ju-i whs! mos! ol .he playen de la the winter months. This accumulation of balneal ami ease i,as io be worked *,IT. Some of the p Byan vvill rod. r- to wm], lng weigh! by running several miles each day. but the majority seem to like the gymnasium better Terry, tbe Brooklyn club's rising young pilcher, trains matouelj each day. Bvolutiom with heavy dumb bells lake Up miuTi oi lu- tun*- lu ihe morning, while when ile- weat hor permits he uniizes tbe toboggan sin!'- ar Washington Parh In .he afternoon. Aiiei taking a beaner down tl,? steep Incline ta tai,"s Ibe toboggan on Ms back and races with ll up ths lull aga n. xi, hour ol lins hind af werh will make a heavy mau incl. bu. 1. will n,,i ,|u him any bairn. Orr, the lb-si baseman ol thc stab, i- av,, following Terry's tactics, and i- said tn have reduced 111 pounds Iii one, day. TO a dose observer of baseball ll l-egilis tn loo! _s if the - ! un ol trouble tor lha chicago playen i abuin over. PitchM Clai i son and second ba-einan imiier earned mos! *,f ti,- in,ul,io. bil ? tbe lain-r . i.o. signed, the gr,*:! pitcher will also probably pal ins signature to a . hbago club contraa! before lune I'li-ir r and larkson wera miuallj loud In their boasli thal l be j would novel pta lr, Chicago again The itockbolibre ol ibe chicago club mom te Udah lbs! tbe bostonelub-ownsn are trying lu Bute tho breach between the player and bli dub a- wide a- posslbb rte Best**' 'inn. of contra, would like to have tke graal pitcher, bul Clarkson'! release would eos! Ita club much lunn I bau ll h probably willing to pa) al present, l. is san. nut h,- servbet ol Beujamln iiuiier wau be tecured u, ibfond the pilebei sgaiwi .h.- grasping * blcagu duh ii tm case ls taken Into '"" conns i lav-.. aili alone be tbe sufferer. ?*"* 'im.-i agraameui could bo mado between tbs bibb ag*-is. an.i ever) cnn, would i luse to i gn .hr pia.er. ii may ii- iibgal lu blachlbl a player, bm a club can not be eempeitod te sign a player unawn ii vaab to. GEEMAS CRITICISM Ol 1 ( HERR TABLE MANRESA Haunter latter te tReBewam H.,,,ni i.eiinaii table manners, so tar from lacking .nine Hung ol reitnemeut, s-em rather iinu.ii, so im sm ibej *?, tot Instance, In declining a di-i, inat rn (?Herod oi.-, k is contideied a rudenaM le lay. "Na; I thank rou," Ita "no" belag too euri ami unfriend.) lo lu .iihlic-scl t,, noe's hostess. TT,e proper alld well bcd negation is, ?? l thank you." Il one accept the second scix.ng or proffered dbh ' Nca-e" i? the polite bum ol assent, ami 'Thank you" Would BMBB that whatever was offered wm declined. Aad lt ha transpired thal tome ol the American ways a. Ita table ure ir?ni .led a- extremely nd,I, nil In say waul lng the fin,* polbh n. Civilisation Atom! the Hine of our American national raanksglving, ths < tuted Mal'*! Consul With the thoiighlfilt kilnhu? so omi in-niiv characteristic ol thai g,?,d friend ,,f all Ameri? cana Haying in llanover, .-cm bs a tine pt a eatary from his garden, whtah, by u,c way, is the *-,:> portee Hon ol *? garden and taranto masted te the raising ot .vin,-, u tn vegeiahles, as American rasidentl in Hanover nara grateful reasea te kaow, oi conrse, lt waa calen adm Ihe U-n,,,n which 1 inu-i Ml 1 have hitherto considered lather g,_.ef?i and lni.hl> aestbette, tim stalks, wiih then wavy lops, le ni la thia hand, after tho manner of a iliu.-c or a Human vt tl li S stylus. I,,,! lt w_s suggested lhal, for Hie BBB! day. iho highly prised vegeiablo should bs cul ap lilli. Utile hit- Uini biuughl ready .-Ked IO thS .able, and wheu wo declined si., h piepai allon, one of ut asked tm dorman ladle- lo loll us honestly If we dbl not leam like Ameriesa Indians, as we sat ealing Ihe g. rei, bi am be* 1 bay laughingly coule, .cd mai wo did, and then told us that an American friend of theirs, who had green corn sent her from this tame ?Brose, sh,shed ihem very much by eating lt off the oar. er as they xpressrd lt, "like a * mlrrel." .me of tho ladles illustrating tho savage feat with her fcnlfo. _ CUSTOM HOUSE NEPOTISM. PLoumiiHuro undo. mr. moora. civil BBBfTCB ("MMi-sioNritS BIBI!I BBB BI AMPI BB otf its Ul BBB, The dreadful disease, Nepotism, about which Democratic editors nnd om!ors lind so much to say when the Republican party was lu power, hus bta_m out in a virulent manner at the Cus> toni House, that political institution of Jeffer? sonian simplicity and reform, over which the in? line* nt statesman lnun St. lawrence County, Daniel Miigoiio, presides. 'Hie disease hus oxist e?l there for some time in a mihi form. It "wigan lg rage in one ?r two departments recently, hut iimv it has baeeam ii|B"iVmlu tbroagbou! tim en tin- service, th spite the alleged elTorts of the Civil Service Commissioners tn bald it- in check and despite the .oU-Snrtng explicit preventive which is found in Article |,851 of lin* Treasury Hegu latinns, which un- bas.d nu Federal statutes: '? Whenever there are two ,,r mure members of a family in the service in tin* grades covered by the Civil Service net. no other member nf web family shall In* eligible to appointment tn any of said grades.'' Familiarity with the law is not a strong point with ihe avenge lb moemtie official, aa th,- -cecal csiscs of Cdlect.r Sullivan and seven! other QoT ernraenl representatives have abundantly proved. but this is such an inport.itit provi-inn that for Collecior Hagons to be in ieneiBBee nf it is much bm i-niniiiendiible tliiin fur him lo know untiling alu,ut pooVaelling or other devices of the wicked world. Whatever excuse he may have tn offer, hmvever, the actual condition of tin- Custom House s*-rx iee, in CO-SCquencc of the ravafees of the, terribb malady, ls most, deplorable. " l.t* wini; " (in* mn. SBBVICB n*"iRi>. The Deputy Collector of the Marine Division is "Charley" Davis, wno with Be-eretary IfaaoB runs tin* i iv il S**rvice Board ia a manner that makes every one but a hide-hound- Dem DC int, with a -"pall1 feel that, it is easier to go through a needle's eye thuii enter the Federal service at this port. Davis corni s fr,,m. Binghamton. Il'* is known np then as the man win, turned the plans nvor, politically, one year. It happened when ihe new peat office in Binghamton was about to he erect**!. A syndicate, hes,dud hy Davis, secured a site vv In re it wsis thought the building Would stand. The citizens, however, wanted tba office built elsewhere. Davis tried te form things. The [M-ople wouldn't st.ind dictation, nnd thnt yesir lin- town actually wet, Republican by a sweeping majority. Bul like many Others cast, off bf the people. Davis hus been talion up ami eared for by tho Administration. Not only has he, himself, been carefully provided with n ju,nun place, but pretty nearly all his relatives have been looked after In ihe most bountiful way. Fur example, his son i- a clerk iu the Civil Service Beard at a Hilary of 11,200 a year. His brother-in-law, cn-' Plough, is a cleric in the Marine Division at 11,400 a year. I Another brotber-in law named Captain Johnson, \ receives 81,460 a year, aa night, watchman. Mr. Bishop, a elerie in th*' Storekeeper's l>, pertinent, gels ah,ng on 81.200. lb* ls .-aid to Ix* a inn-ill ,*f Hav is. Division Inspector Hubert, is another distant relative, but he draws $1.1 nu a y.*ar all the same. Altogether the Davis elem mt manages io get ii bout SI Ii,olin ii year nut of th'* I ii,vcr.ime.it. It. is saul thnt Mr, Davis te constantly bewailing ihe fact, timi the number of his relatives is BOi larger. If hi- family hud nnly been muni rous enough, he believes that, he onuld have ruo the emir*- service. All these mentioned liv*- in Bing? hamton. Following tin- ravages ,,f th*- disease a Utile further, it. i., found tu lu,ve taken hold *,f an*,'her Deputy Collector, Mr. Jones, whose eertrh* mourne of g-'t.OOA i1* swelled by 8000 im-re that his smi.a clerk in the Gauger*! offlcc,recciv-S OB1 "IBO his nii'-T.iri; lo hm p ? ivt Next comes Special Inspector Berwhind He draws ll. I'W' and his brother, one of Surveyor Beattie's body guard, receives th** same. .lames [-"enfield, another tospeetot, found tbs xvork so agreeable Ibm lie told his brother William about it nnd now both aro helping to dispose of Hie Mirplusnt the rifle of 82,820 n year?$1,4(10 apiece. John Fallon. Deputy United States Gauger, nt 11,800, has already worked one of his brothers into his office mid hopi's lo have all the rest of his living kindred willi him before long. Them nie nnly a f,-w sample nama Many others equally bad might be given, but it is sud, a painful subject that for sake of the truly good peoph who still believe in this Tfeform Administration, only two more vv ill bc monti, ned. These, however, .ip- pnitieiilurly md niui painful In contemplate. Among the Democmlic county pripei-s of this State, none is ,,r ratler was tuon* ably manuged than " The Whitehall Times," whom former editor. Mr. Wilkins, was not. only bright and witty, but tbe sturdiest, foe nf nepotism fr,,ni the St. Lnw the sturdiest foe nf nepotism fruin the St. T.:iii renee tn Mnntinik- Point. ll*' never w-iiried in denouncing the -rsicin. and predicted its utter alu.b*inn when Mr. Cleveland obtained -onfroi. An-l v-*t. sad tn relate, two of tbe lamented |onrnallst.'i own brothers nro now bidd? ing ii" the hands of Mr Malone, one ns insnoetnr at ?tl.-K-'u- a year ?"d another as gauger at ll.uno. Hut how cnn a" this hamlen right under the cres of th" Civil Service Commission? if may be .--ked Such n nue-tinti ls certainly relevant, hut to a-sk k to imnlr un ino-Vence on 'be part of the quest inner e-Tual to that professed by Mr. tfagone in regard to bookmaking. '.At'nnifffl AT frtVtt 'TVirrni'ir-t. Wln-n the tJ*rm * Clvfl Service" is mentioned nt. the Custom Dense tlie aver-v-e clerk dr,,ps his right eyelid and snides. It fi a standing mke there, bal ii* bccnmliK/ b trifle stale now. As a ?"ore-, it ls about played out. This ls no adverse criticism "f ike system or the slightest reflection ?>l>nn some of ihe f'f*mmis*"ion"rs who ar" really iiniigb' and honorable men. tTnfortunutelv. thor r*re praeticallv powerlera to du nnvtblng thnt the Collector, "Charley" Davis and John A. Mason d? ont want to have done. If i-i,n is the secretary nf thc Hon ni. and one ni tin- shrewder vanna politicians In the Demo? cratic farce <-f this "state He is an o\-mombor f the Democratic Stat*- Committee, hut to hear 'Im ext!.,tuite on 'be beauties of Civil Servic? e-form, one woubl snnriose thal ho never heard of sncl, a thins as paritenn nelrtica. A look of 1 error Conns nvor bis Intellectual face whenever tbo subfe-ft is mentioned, bul for Bli that tho Re .,,'.1-ot.ns continue to co and the TY-ninemts con? tinue to pour in. rees.fdl.se; nf merit. Take A single instance' it w-11 illustrate tho whole mat ? ?r" lt n recent evnrninntion hv th" Civil Service Board foi-r* RennbUcau Custom House clerks ninny <*f wh-.m wera mon of marked sbilitf and fitness, entered, clnlr two r-.n-s-od. Last wrek mother examination was h'-ld for nromotion of ,.|,.ri- fram tho fl.ino to tho ?gl.finft elwm IHrentV D**moerala entered, and everr man nt them ...i-s'-d. excotit. one. xvi*,, w.i- held back lt is s-,'d for ani'-arsince's sake. When tho Col? lector's attention ams railed fe the matter, he said it was an ev id -nee of "Vmncratlc mental an reriiritv. and seemed ta ceaslder lt aU highly smu-lBff ?_____________________. SOMF RIBBLE REBEBIBR frem Bead BiMMtwpfas l",,r a sum throe! <*ut -lies of tali boat bm bacon, pepper ibiokly, aad tie around the throal with a Ban ,,,-! .loth When it mm b) a hes ar wasp, make a . _\t* of common Barth :md Water, put OB the place h. once and eover with a cloth Por a cold on tho .hes! .i lanae! rag wrung , u' In holli' - water and sprln Ucl vi nh turpentino. laid on the Chest. glVM IBS R eats I relief, wara a felon first begins te make ir- appearance, uko a lemon, nit nfl am cn*!, pul ina linger In and tho loiter lt ls kept there the better. lor a COU(h, boll ono ounce of flaxseed In a pint ol irater, -hain ami mhi a little honey, uno OBUM of roch candy, and the Juice nf throe lemons: mix and boll well I'i ni, aa hot as possible. "Ken after ,.mnp a meal, a persoB will feel fired and havo no appetite. Por thi- boat a raw cur until Unlit. *i,lr in m -ii'tle milli ami lugar and mason with nut mes. Drink half an hom before eating*, i'm- a burn or rasla make a paste of common baking -*uda and waler, appl} ?t once and cover willi a linen dolli, when .te thin ls -Toben apply tho while of an eirg with a feather : ibis gives Instant relief, as lt hoops tho air ti,,,u the n-sh. Al the flrst signs ?f a runraund, take a cup nf woid _?he-, put lr. a pun with a (purl of cold vva'c*. put the pai on Ihe "tove, pul vour Ingar ii tta pan, beef it thors, until tha water begins te bull. ,,i a- lune as lt can If burne. Hep-sat once ur ta ice H no.-,--- ai). - - ? - ?? ? ONS WAT TO BLAOBBALL A OAEBIDATR i Basra, i BBIM-M A lltreyi tn The ????'?.)? Herald. Tb"* reference mado m-emly to Mr Kine,s,,i>"< statement of the ?piallilrailo_s asesssaiy for nieiuis'r ship In the -saturday (lui, was bio,.ghi up lu Iho -.limbing som part mem of the parlor sm 'n- other lag, and turned Iho -BBVOriatlOB lo club iimtters lu general, and iiiethnd- of eloei.oii in narllcular. The .,!?. anl si-", amt dlsa,Ivan.aires of inverai methods t,v the club, by a coiuiuiltoe- were lolly discussed, and ai tangth Qeoras Jg, lowie, who wan of inc pail), uald . *' in th Lound Imi- the scheme IS'SlB plUTl) l.s-'lf. Wli-n al dinner, the president an uuuiu-es Hu. name of Ita can,udale, if lt ls received in siieine. i,a "' a ana?hm tram thal mobmuI ; but lt anybody ia.*, "OU, b?I' there li uo e..**,,,,. * FROM MANY POINTS OF VIEW. OPINIONS AND B-0eKJMtfO.il COMING THROUGH VARIOI.'S CHANNELS. "Tho bonanza mlnea of tho country every one hean or reada about. Thus tho world li kept posted as to tho S2.(XM),000 m dividend., paid by tim Oranah* Moon tain mino laet year making nearly fo.oo-o.Ofi-o taken ont In throe years; the ei.ooo.OOt) paid hi Un* CBhnaal and Hecla, making t*s'lO,(K)O.0(K) item H wa* Bfgaali Iho $9001 foo paid by the Ont ario, making nearly *K).(MX),0OO la all lhat ls paid itlThblltetl. and so on down a long list. There aero, however h's. than thirty minos last year which paid over 01*00.000 In dividends to their MacKhsMsm, Hui there were hundreds that paid handsome roiein.1 on Invest meats about which ro one over hoard.** This was il,.. burden of remarks made by y? <-, prieo. H ??*,? lnt?. tug sKperl sad arasfstlm. Mr Mes is ju-t uaw from lub, bul I,,* ha- been In the mines of California, Dish, Wssbtegtea Terri!my Oeterate ami Aii/ona, fluting like a bo* from ono to ihe cher. II- ha- midi a dosen ?-ink-,- and neall] a* open mad" a Hillie of his forton-. He has I, en in B*BW Yi.rk for wveral days arranging to slut fur tho Cn,ted Mates nf Co? lombia tu inspect a gold mine there. He Continued tho eniver* sit uti wibi; j. gcct?4 .'.hove by sivTng: "There sm MM ru in-- in i perattoa in this country at the iuw c-l e-iimaie nrblch .ire paying. They aro small In vosi incuts, Worked for all they are worth-no stock operation, bat a gcnui'io hmiaem wi,bi, yleldl good ie ii,,,., Lu, iij.se m ai ps alni ats rarely heard ii*.m. I am to!*l tl.eie are ? nh Hiiny tlve to foiiy-tive com? panies which have -tocks mi thc market where they have a quoted value. Thai tells ibo story of what praportlos of mining is done ou a ipeentatlve basis. Mining I- gilling down to a ba-l* w.th iiianiifaclunng as a Steady and permanent bu li.---. Tie -rlenro nf eDctri Hy w_c_ |s becoming more and more u-eful every year bm mt )??! i eeonipb-h'-d the snlutlon of Iho baining problem of what electrl oliy is. General 0 I Ma Hen. of "Borton, lormeiiy a.- it .?nt general manager "f the Bell Telepbi ss Oaa_ pant, ob-rves: "Tho electrical world la still looking for a man who can r -Il us what ls electricity. The * he,nst ear, tell you what ls lard aud what is butter. De eau analyse their component pans and make his results clear to you, but this subtle force of electricity is still haming us all. Expert-Mate In electricity go on for a ye.it-, with each day's -|. itirtious proving Un- ivurk a:,*l de icinn- nf ll," p-evlniis day. ami on the vet last dav ihe enilre w,,rk ami deductions of tho whole year may bc Basel and knocked oval by somo tbtng wo (anuof control am! do not ender-.,nd Tho general laws of electricity aro besoming fairly W'ell ki,own, but what it i- remains a Mystery, a theacy. an Budsnionstratlc problem." It li not always easy lo convince business men thal a surplus ls a bad thug. They see:., ral ber to think that, lt ls what every business tuan ought to have, and masoning hy analogy thal it is a Rood thing fm- every government. John ll i:evnu|i|-, a lubataatlal citizen of Rm land, vt., remarked tho other day: "I s*_ not Inn. In tho erv aloin a sarplBS thai ll af all sen lible. When a bii-lues- man l.n-l. .hal l.e has a -lu? pins he feels happy aiul prosperous and proceeds to um hi- .ni),'u- foi JndlcloUM Investment, if he has mortgage-! he pavs .hem ot". The (lovertinietit is In the MUM position As loBg as tl has bunds BBt" Mending lr ha.- a place f*r all l's surplus."1 Ba-fan at or Plat! pralaei Hie management of the ele? vated roads. Ile -ays. "The but ; hal -o few people havo teen Ulled on ibo i'i vated mad- since thev went uno ( pei allon ls mai v -etona. The wonder ls lhat liun drcli have not been kilted vie ie they c.i.ry M many mill nus. Thal then- nave been M fevv a* cl lents * in lng (balli, -peak- well for their sy-teni of handling paisengers. n also ipeata w,-u fm ihe dledpUne an-l rmtralnl practised bv the people who travel on the i ..-i*l . The tio.il,:>' With thc elevaied innis ls Cal they Cannot handle all the Hallie. We neisl iii,ne roads to lake the people up and down the city.'' At a recent benefit concert in steinway Han, a young lady made her debut as a linger, wh*i*e family li a prominent ono. lier name ls Mary Cary ttttith, Ib-r fal her. Judge Smith, -vhs ?_ prominenf public man of i ih,,. if,- nm a member of tb mst constitutional Convention of that Slate, and droppcil dead while n...I. lng :? speech m thai body. Rei bmw ?'? I'- Cary, vyas a well known banker, ami th- poet-, Alice aud I'luebe Cary, were ratstlvm. Tho seci-clary of lin- South Pittsburg Improvement Company, which has baili up one of Ihe thriving tow us of the Tennessee coal and Iron n'gton, ls Major O. C. Connor. He ls a big Irishman with a heart as big as his body, a larg*- head anil florid face. Years ago he was a reporter on * l'h- New-York Herald." In Iho day- when tho elder Bennet! relied on tho Intellleence and mtlvlty of Irishmen for nearly all his reporting : work. Major Connor conics oeesstooally to New York. 1 where his last lilli wa.s foi- tho purpose of collecting i a handsome legacy thai had fallen to his wife. Tho osij.e vv;,- in Brooklyn and amounted to some .fpn.oen. Tho Major has been fairly prosperous In tho \,-w j Booth and now takes a place m one of the solid men of that region. _ Chan nosy M. Depsw linds bi-' prominent mention as a possible Presidential candidate attended win, di-ul vantage! In the shape ot '? strikers'' and " ward politic? ians" "ho bc-lege I,;rn for favors. III- ubiquitous and courteous private leerstsry, H. C. Duval, w-ho ls a lieutenant In the 7th Reg!Beal and sometlurg of an athlete, ha" formed him-elf imo a hollow s,p;?re for the protection of Mr. Ivmiovv and keeps out most of the fe'lovvs who vv.ini to borrow a dollar on the strength of Whit* House vts'nns. Hut tho letter writer can't bo pul aside lu that manner, ami Mr. Depew "--reives by ovary mail applications, recommendations, ind flatter tig Compliments. One nf them writers was evidently a itndenl of "Macbeth." for his letter wm addressed to "Chauncey M. Depe.w. President nf tin Raw-York Central Hallroad bv th'* grace of tho Vander? bilt-, and Prm'.?at "f 'he United Stales thal shall bo by the grace of the people.*' A coriespondenf who wained Mr. DSpeWi picture for a political * lui, roo'ii slgn-d himself. "Yours for P.," which WSI talion to mean fm- President Tho pressure upon Mr. Depew from business, social and political sources luis be? come so great thnt If ls reported thnt he intends tn de^o-i .he present Preeldent'i offleo al then-rand entrai Depot for a quiet, secret * den" In a remote part nf the building whore he hopes to be included for a part of each day. _ The purchase by Andrew Carnegie, the Pitt-burg millionaire Iron ma.ster. of lon or twelve new?pape**s In various pans of England was a matter of much comment In this country anil abroad When lt became known Tho purchase! wen made four or five ve.xi-s ago. lt wns said that Mr. Pa.-ne.ie Intended " lo go In for* Parliament." but If that wa.s his Intention, tho movement proved a fa'lnre. A moro plausible ex? planation was tho one that bo was ambitious In a literary way. and that thi-ouch those publications ho became widely known as a writer. Mr. Carne-xle said a year or so ago. that the papei-s paid him a bandSOUM annual profit. It was. thecefui-o. a surprise to learn from ono of his Intimate friends yesterday that he ham sold all his iieu-spapci-s. MT. Carnegie savs.thtt they weiss a source of Infinite trouble and worry to him for which tho profit he derived wa** In no wav eamsessatory. Mr. Carnegie has went Iv come out as an advocate of extremes* In th* tsrifl revision. 1,,-eph c. Huller, jr.. talking about Mr. Carnegie's tendency to free trade, -a'd vesterdav : "What tho Carnegies Dani U cheap labor. Mr. Carnegie has bOOH studying tho results of cheap label abi oad anil 1-etng on tho top mund as a maiiufaenii-or hare, he wants cheap lal.ur hero without stopple, lo ronslder what woubl happen to mon of loss capital or to laborer* themselves." In a leadin. uptown church. WhSTS a lecture was given lo a SlBSS Bl young people wi o wore Shea! to become BUM?ten, lhere were seven lads and one man lo forty three of the other sex, only three or four of whom were full grown women, tho remainder lasing girls. The male popalatlOB of Now-Yolk ls nm given verv largely either In ehUI-h going or re? ligion. Ministers say thai the proportion of female communicants te malo ls becoming larger every year, ene of tho oldest pastors of thc city commenting on this stale of things said will, a half *.ls'h : " However, ll ls a great slop to bring tho women Into tho fold, for lu the end they will bring the men wllh them." Tho Hochesfer millionaire patent medicine manu? facturer, II II. Warner, ls credited with considerable polities! sagacity. In 16H4 he was a delegate to tho RepabUraa tfutteU-1 Convention, where he supported (lenora! Arthur tor Iho nomination. In talking a day or two ago he BIBremed himself a.- favoring the renomination ol Mr. Ulaloo. He regards the re? nomination of (loveland as certain, and said among other things: "Mr. ( loveland has westered himself by his tariff message and put his party In a nole. Hlaine ls as strong or stronger than he was before. ihe Democrats have ten foieod by Mr (loveland n, take up this terifl gassttoa ll thm fa" ?? P*"** a bill. th?y will bo In a bad position before tRwewnwMrf. If the. pa-s a bill lt must be In accordance with Ihe majority sentiment of then* party. Which ll beyond ouo'tion .ho minority mntimenl is this country. Thus lu ell lier dilemma they will go to defeat. Aa to Mr. blaine, ll ls easily tn lie seen now lhat the ...... wi... Tun.nl Hm l-efor* asm fi-eo trader*. prompted by their antagonism lo prolerilnn but afraid to avow lt. 'Ih")* will oppose any Republican tats yea'-'" _ Mr. Warner sj-ends annually In ad vert Nine; what would be a largo fortune to almost any mm. Ile said lhat he regarded ile meekly paper as Iho surest to repay judcioiii expenditure of all classes of newrspapcr p bil allon.. "I would rather have a bn_bed lliniisaiul weekly rheola!!,.11." .aid h", "than BBOlOCO ddly. Tho "BBSS!- sf a dilly | aper rarely read lt through. I' ls glanced over. The salient petals sf ?Ni ire iBdtCated by big head lines, and 1 lr-?? a.o read though. Then ll ls Ihiown away. Bul with a Weekly If I- dlffei-ent in tho country, wi ie a family lukes only ole- or two Beatty papers, avery Ward an-! oven Hue af lt ls road over and over again, Advert! lng is such a msdtom 1- ran to be remunerative. It ls sure ta ho read, which ls fha lu*-, con-id trallon, and Icadi to the j,urcl,a_o of any couiinod.iy adve. (ls il."1 TO TUNNEL TOE KAST RIVER :>..tails OP hie M:\vV.8r BOHHCI. mr. application" BOW BBBOBB ina iioaud ok av DiiiiMnv-Mi-.v wan auk irmtBaaTBBt, Tbs rai id transit | robh-m hns come to thc front nj-r-in in amther rnilronl sch-m-. Th's time it .'* ii lunnel under thc lent Uiver, the prent, pagpBM of which is to connel the Vnnderhill and tho f/m, island Itellroad ia-ereete. The praaami lunnel ii tethered by the New-.oik and Ixmj- ls and ll il road Company, whose corporators are Walter S. (.urn a, ?agaatas Ol fla ram. Tbaams Rattan, Bte?? K. Hain, general man (.er of tbe Manhattan Railway Oompaay; An, ead act Oamai mto?mOUam VV. Hames, (,ene,ai II S. Iluidcliopcr, Bf Pbi'adel phiit ; Malcolm W Niven, secretary ol the llirlcni Uiver Bridge (.'?miBB.sion; i.ver-ti P. Whe-ler, Henry s. White, attorney for Hie Hudson lt,vcr lin.md Company ; Colonel Hob. rt Townsend, of (lyster Hay; 1. Crait Stratton, of College I'nini, L. 1.; -targe If. Slu-idon and (jen* ral Roy .Stone. the president of the company is General stone, tbe mit* t..rv .Mr. Niven und ihe trcuwurer Mr. Shel? don. 'Hie capital mo k is * 100,000, which ia to be increased in accordance with thc neds af 'he company. (jciie.al Stone and Cunimir-.iei'cr Karn I have long Ix** 11 al wink on the plans tor the tunnel, for tlie Company has been incoi pointed since August lu-st. it now manes apptteatiaa to Um noa ni of Aldeim*'U for tbe iiee-.-wiry franchise to enable it to carry out its project. The gsassal plan is to di^" two *. ural iel tunnels, lift.v test apart, under _-.,__ Itiver at Tb,rty-liftlmt. These are to emerge in this (itv betmeea Niutii ami Tenth a vet-., no to oonnec there with the freight lines 01 th*- Hudson Uiver Railroad. At -'ourtb-ave the u; per tunnel i_ to ba eoaneeted arith a north and south taaael opening ut .'orty-lonrth-et. to cIT ct communicniion With the Jiew-Yorh Central. At N ntu av*' uni Thirtieth-*-.- a tuiinel is to branch ott to connect with the Hii'l-on Uiver tunnel ut ( br sto'In-r-st I his second branch tunnel is, however, mort- ot a project than a probability, at least for tbs time. KAY COBVBC1IOM Willi KLKVAIKD HOAUs. 'Hie plana de'*'?ed by Engine, r.s Stone and H.,rms prov .de lor a width ot fourteen feet in tin- tunnels, Which will be dag through solid rock sixty leet below the --rnTu- c of the streets. E^MBPWgrr ele? vators at points _itemaeted by the elev.n,si mads ur*- -el duwil in the , Ians. Bridges are to be baili over the elevated rouds so that these elevators BBB mnd one hundred pameaaj-n bb th** rited level, at the level of u.e elevated pletforam or en a level With the bridges, so th t pi-.ssen-.-ers cnn cr*-ss over |0 take up ur down trains. 'Ile- <?? riipany au Boenem ih_t electricity only will bs used in light? ing tbe tunnels, ann ti,i-. ai.o in the form of ?OtOia wiii re tin- propulaive power for cars, a pates! mil is te be um <i 01 such rona as tn pre veal ths (li-u_ie able "ci k. tick" ao furn I ar an railroads. Aqueduct Commissioner Harms vv.is ina hmry the other day to catch a CBS when laked about the the lebeme. Vol he got ;i minute to speak of the main features ol' tbe project in answer te harried questions."' ihe chief purpose of Ibis tunnel.' said be "is te un te UM Vanderbilt and Long Island Railroad systems. Long Island, yon know, is growing rapidly, nnd the amount of freight and paserimcI traflic which will be Hccommedntcd hy such n tunnel is large, BBd Will he much larg r. .OU may bava seine idea of the great nuin I er nt aagOBS goin:1* to and fruin I>mg Ulandi BB peela tty in tho spring, when farm products are brought oxer mornings on their way to the mar? kets. All this freight can be carried through the tunnel to either side of this city where it BBB I* carted to market IT-is Will mk* a tn-cat saving to tim hons; Island farmer in Hie exp ns,- of de? livering his prodaete at tl,,* amrfcete ' Till-: Ti'WKi. COMPS" Y as* laDBBBBDUT BBB, "Are the Jjong Island Railroad and the New Yor!t Central Kalila d cnmpanies interested in this pgojedF" Mr. Hames was aske?l. "they are not a-'tive in it," was tho reply. "'Hie tunnel was proje* ted independently of them, but "both ar- Livoiabl.- to it .md are anxious to have the project pushed.'' "An* von going to go right ulong with lbs BBB terpriser"' "As soon as we get it through thc Bauld of Aldermen." said the Coniiiiiss'otier blandly, "we shall gu right on with the work. Ye-, there is money enough to push the proiort." Mr. Hames mttanatos thnt the cost of building and eqaippiag the tum el will average ll-OOOjOOO a mile, the principal tunnels being three miles lon*-'. Ot the bran* h-s one is 1 half mile and the other one mile long, in nil seven and a half m-Tes. Th-* com puny sins it would like to begte vi'ik next June, aud that it will need at bast litton months In which to complete its task lt is though! univ, the Hoard of Aldermen befog willing, that work on the abandoned Hudson Itiver tunnel miy Ix* resumed in the _fY.Bg to form part and parcel of the scheme to make New Ynik ibo connecting link between Hew-Jeney and Lone Island. a VV S Gurner has been the active man in the enterprise in raising the money to push the lun nol. He is now in Florida for a brief rest from his labor A CLOTHES-BASKET CRIB. .V'?tteefamilia* in Haliyhnnd. The l.iceot kind of crib for a new-horn babv li a dot br* bask*'. ! (ie, the largest si/.*i of wicker clolhes ba-ket a -??.intro one with handle- a. each cul. Have a small hali maitres! made to tit tho boiiom of lt, ax hub- i- much mun* wholesome to sleep ou il,.wi bathers, bm for a Hidden emer-reiicv any oi-dmary pillow will answer the pu, pose. Thl? hind of crib tue many advantages. Il Can he put In a closet when nit In u.se : ll ian be lifted uno another room without disturbing the baby's Bleep, ,f Ita mother should want 10 receive semis belara -ho u xr,-ii enough t,, lenra her room : it is very convenient In moving to tho coun? try foi the summer, as ll can bo puked willi babvb clothe*, covered arith 'he bath rubber sheet and tied carefully aero-- willi a mpe; and on arr .val -fhe baby wearied ind tired there need bo as wait.nu till the porter earrtm up the heavy crib, as any ono can carry Bg the hankel : and there ls no screwing together, but simply lal*'* nf 'be lubber sheol and iden" bibi* hie Its bed ready BBd nu.se can attend to other th-nir*. In going aero-- 'he ocean i. ls Invaluable aa. re-ilni*' on l's bru?1 haas un the floor, no pitching nor nilling of Iho ship will bo able to up-,-i lt. When baby ge'., too old to am lr. It ian Wt W'S to |t? mil uni hume - the laundry-and lhere bo made useful for the rest of lu dav*. I mak-* nilne not only useful but quito ornament il by covering lr In- do and out wllh cither blue or p,nh paper muslin, over which I draw In folds some thin dotted Swiss, sewing If carefully and tlghily through the bon,nu where the coarse erftclteS will be hidden by Ibo mani.-.j; now fruin the uuislde edge of Ihe 'up 1 han-? a rates of cheap cullen lace. covering tho stitches made by scwtBg it sa by a mw of quilled sal in ribbon In cob,)* lu inateh ih'* paper mn-Hn. and I have | very pretty and che ip crib. The mattro-i can be k-pi (ID needed again. -?-? ? 1 UFA TH OF A EERA REA EL I WEB, From Th* Norwieh (Conn.) Bulletin. A.1.nag the bUilS?' In lils city on Monday w*l that ol an tdd and honored Lame' Hill ave. Plymouth Hock hen. who had tlrorlr-hed ton years under the name of "Splend." which 1* short for Splendid. She wa- a irlant bird welt: ii it,? about bulleen pt undi and had made a big egg record, Had her owners been ipoculaltng lOOlogilt! thev could have sold her eges for astrieh eggs to collectors without much danger of being delected. sho hnew when !' was meal time as well as a regular boulder, and cami n-gi-'-il" f ??? her food, calling for ler 11 oat once a day. Of a brood of forty she was the h*n altogether lovely, oho al-uys wanted a ebsl wiih her n Btrasi dally, and when sho was not feeling well woultl tea-,, to bo held In he, lap ami rocked by pulling her mistress's apron. She waa appreciated not only tel w nat si,., dbl. bul also for what she hnew. ^'hen aha departed this life on Sunday the queen of the brood was do id, aud a riyal burial was accorded her. tr A TWELYEDAY NAP. From TK* San Praneltto chronicle. The daughter of Captain of Police Thoma*, who ls subject to a pacaltar affection that causes hor tu go Into long I ranees, awoke yosierday morning after a sleep that baa been unbroken for twelve dayl, during which time she han partaken of no no uriah tue nt. When she awoke her mind was bright, but ihe had no recollection of eventi during her sleep. 8he en? joyed a hearty meal, listened ta the news of the past two weeks and finally tell to reading letters that had been awaiting her awakening. With a letter atilt ta her hand and In tbe midst of a remark:, she again ?>'d _ani- fall ?aleen. SKIMMING DISH POROUS PLASTERS. .'. V\T... ,.. t.i... mteiTraohtsa ilbeawafiai. kjuu.y Di.a-ie aaa all asuaa aa- yalal. Ail ter BkBSUii B H-aa undi", t?Wa caratTwbBmb, BBaaamtaaB, ivjitney "?M aud tel'uae all utusia