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FOUNDED BY HORACE OBEELET Sl.NDAY. FKBBUARY 8, ihs_. SIXTEEN PAGES. JUL SKITS THIS MORNING, FoRVKiv.?Tlic nows in London; Prince lljs Butrek plays his strongest card for pease; Un Vent. I.-iwc-mt. is in a i>r.(-i-*:im_nt?he must (illicr go to wur or suKmit to the dictation of tha ullics. rrrr? Dublin continues to do honor to Mr. Morley and Lord I.ipon. rr.?-? A \v_>ii m la a circus st Dabil! put her head iii a lion's mouth mid wits horril.ly .acerutod. : *- ? The Govern? ment of Santo Domingo has ininti ti con.-.-..shins to American railroad cont mclure, ?rr.-.-? Arraiigc Baeata or** being made lor tba retun of John C. Lno to New-York. Domkmic? '1 'hree sink* rs and two policemen ?were wounded la a riot. at. Shenandoah, Fenn. : a boy in a mo!) ol ateHpW itt Pittsburg wee wounded by nun-union eolored workmen.-: The jury failed to egree in the case ol Mrs. Wilbur against Qsscp Lathrop at VilliBUaitic. Conn. BS ? ?: The confession of Deni ons that he killed Hrs. Stone was repeated by aaren] aliacaata at Rochester. .*. The nnaaber ofUqaor aaleeaa has been reduced in Pennsylvania. _____ A hearing ou the bill lo prevent nienhaden fishing was given by the House CoBUaiMea on Fisheries, a ??_ John I.. DeCSaiPi vu*- president of the Metropolitan .National Hank, resigned. =??= Fricght rads frere ?further reduced in thc West, r- ~~ Tin* low wages BS-diflnlf. caused disMitisfaction among the weavers in Fall Ki vcr. Mass. City and Scbkrban.?Forged checks signed With tin- nain-- of President .Mihiin. of the Man? hattan Life Insurance Company, discovered, ? Prep:,rat m.,s for th** eel.?Iitiil ion of thc twcnly lilth anniversary of tba I'liioii L'ttgue Club. ? 1,'.mo.- of a gun trust being formed. :._-_- City ul tun na- of Vassar College nut, ___. -.- The Souey mansion sold for $100,000. .. Several new cases o! smallpox discovered in Ibis city and Hrooklyn. __=_ A bartender in Harlem was mur? dered ou Friday ; no clew to his assailant found. ?. A young drug clerk ran ii way with u brother ding clerk's bride. -r^=_ Stocks fairly active and ?freely Bold for the " Bhort" account at concessions, closing steady. Tho Weal her.?Indications for to-dny : lwiin, followed by cooler, clear weather. 'J'unpcraturo (yesterday: Hig.icst, 44 degrees; lowest, 'io; "?MTilge, 31. ______________________________ Thc (jiii-stion involved in tho bill to which thc nieiili'idoii fishermen object is a limp-eone* to get at thc facts on which it is to be del er? mined i_ nol so easy. The question is whether tho nieiihadou industry is dccicasing or de .troving tlie supply of food rishos. If the liiiswci* is in the alliniiativr*, the OOM lu**i"ii that thc menhaden iishiciiee must be resUrieUd is li resistible. Tho intel collegiate stiuj-'gle lot the honors of thc baseball diamond will be eonlined this year, us usual, to the nine* of Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Keverul other OoBogeo would have been glad to enter the race, bul the pioneer clubs preferred not to enlarge the field of com? petition. Twelve game's will bo played, be? ginning on Api il 28 and closing un June 26. Three readable letters from Europeon cap-j. itals will bo found in this issue of The Trib? une. Our London correspondvut tolls some interesting tilings about two new London papers, the BSSBSS of which may have been borrowed from New-York jnumale. From Paris we learn that the new lintish Ambassa? dor has mado a delighttul impression, and BOOBS of Uie differences between him and his two predecessors are pleasantly described. A Constantinople letter gives an account of a re? cent ooOsWISBWe illustrating thc attitude of Lussia toward liulgaiia. An extraordinary appeal la behalf of a con? vict has been mado to Governor Oglesby, of Illinois. 'J'he convict is " Joe"' Maekin, who Bras found guilty of being one of the chief '?inspirators in the Chicago election frauds in 1SH4. 'J'he petition has been signed by the Judge who conducted the trial, the, prosecutor, every member of the jury save one. tho Mayor, several Judges, a United Ktates Senator and many other prominent cilizena. All this is because a confession has been made by one Gallagher which exonerstee Ma. kin. Such a j elition is entitled to groat weight, and if the Gorenor ls convinced that Mackin has suf? fered unjustly, he will no doubt come to his relief promptly. ? The attempt to revive the six-days' go-as Viu-please walking match will be viewed willi languid interest hy all sensible men. A mob of half a lui..died men are to -start on tho long trump to-night, but the majority of them will probably fall by the wayside within two or three dajs. There is n<? reasonable B-poota** tion thal Howells rei ord for twenty-four hours oi EiUgcK.ild"- for siv days will be broken, lt is believed lh;il tho scoring and judging are in thc hands of honest men. but thc show as a whole is sun..mided by a low and debasing alinoapheic. An a teat of human endurance lt is BOCl(M and _k a (-lseaSBBMB_M it hu ks ?:f.vel!-. After all, what difference does it t.:.'k( B h'tl.'T a man tan nm :uad walk t*ix bundled miles in a week or six thousand ? Oolhetor Migone is having marked BBOSSSa in his ( ffoiU i,, jun the Custom House for the fo\v benefit -jf the IKtiiiktiiIic party. ISot inly has _*? brought the Civil Service is gula tions into contempt and made Civil Kervico I'cf'.iTii a byword, but ho has permitted nepot? ism tu ll imVh iinchciked. Perhaps he is not aware thal the ItYvised Statutes provide that "whenever there are two or more member-, of B family in the service in the grades covered by the Civil Service Act. no other mcinbcr of Midi family shall be eligible to appoint mont to Buy of Maid grade..*' This law has bern vio? lated fn more than one case, as tho instances elsewhere quoted .how. ls its infraction to be passed ovor as lightly as was the ofTcncS if Collector Sullivan and his subordinates in Iho recent watch episode? ? -* An interesting contribution lo the world's knowledge of PrnaMfllt Lincoln is made this morning in a letter from Springfield, printed on the ninth page. Tho late Judge Gillespie'*, memorandum fortunately relates to the time that in'eivene,) between I incoln's election and Inauguration?fortunately, because- it is of his inmost thoughts and dilutions at pieuscly ihat period that least is known and least can bo revealed. Perceiving that, Huehanan waaj "giving his case aw;iy," helpless to modify Ihe situation which he clearly comprehended, and under the imperative obligation of keeping afloat in the face Of the public, he welcomed the chance of opening his heart to an old friend. Jii<1_e Gillespie's death prevented (he completion of his narrative, but it is a vivid picture as it stands. DISHONESTY IS POWER. Two Democratic managers were senlcnced to State's Prison at Indianapolis on Friday for forging returns, in order to secure, a Demo? cratic, Legislature and United States Senator from that State. Mr. Turpie votes in thc Semite to-day, a bogus Senator in a stolen "Kal, bieune tins*, crimes wero perpetrated. No one expects him to have the self-respect to re? tire from a place and power which do not be? long to him. No doubt he ia too hOBMl a man to steal a dollar from his neighbor's pocket. Hut he has stolen and keeps thc share of power iu tho Senate which belongs to 3.0,000 neij-h bi'is. tho Republican voters of Indiana. Dues tho man not know that his keeping and Using of stolen property make his own all the crimes by which the pretended Democratic majority in the Indiana Legislature was obtained? Ex-Senator Thurman, one of the woithicst and most honest Democrats of the past half century, brought into court conclusive proof on Friday against Democratic managers at C"1 unibus, fastening upon them the ctime of forgery in order to elect by fraud a Senator of Ihe T'nited States from Ohio in place of Mr. -"herman. The fraud was discovered in tune* and defeated; the Senator w ho had honored the Nation by his splendid services as Secre? tary of thc Treasury was elected. P.ut the duty of prosecuting and punishing the criminal remains. F.x-Sonator Thurman, who hos con? sented in lead the prosecution, holds that he would not be worthy Ihe name of Democrat if he should refuse to punish cunio by Democrats for tho party'i, sake. How widely he differs from the men in the Senate, and in the present Administration who have plotted, and labored, and instigated crimes of many kinds, in tudor I*, steal a majority in the Senate ! lie deflates that there can be no escape for the accused ; lhat he has absolutely fatal evidence against th-mi. Then they will lie behind prison bars, while the men who sot them on to def mud the people postals as great lioformers in high offices or other places of responsibility. Tho fact comes out that Senator Gorman. whose long career of fraud in Maryland has beea exposed by members of his own party, and who, nevertheless, is the chosen confidant of Reformer Cleveland, has been placing tho wires to capture Oregon by methods peculiar to himself. Every respectable Democrat knows what that means. Money will be used freely to hire repeaters and to bribe clo'lion otliccrs, and false returns will defeat thc will of tho people if possible. Yet where is the respectable Democrat who raises an effect iv? protest? In tho Houso of Representatives, it is said, four Democratic members refuse to violate their ( aths by voting that a Repnb!i? an member is not entitled to his seat. Rut how? ls it with the great majority of members of that porty ? Do they refuse to take part in a fraudulent decision by which the people will bo robbed? Do they refuse lo hold in his stolen seat tho person from Floiida, whoso pretended election was effected by means de? scribed in Friday's dispatches? A distinguished gentleman declares that tho public morals have sadly deteriorated ; that even Mr. Cai land's telephone scandal seems no longer to hurt the Administration, la tha. true? Aro men who account themselves up? right and honest in private life ready to uphold and defend every kind of dishonesty that may be committed by prominent Democrats? If that is true, they who excuse aro on a level morally with those who steal, or forge paper-*-, or prostitute their public trusts for private gain. Rut are there not among Democratic voters many who aro indeed honest and up? right, who wait in the hope that the party it? self will discard this rotten Administration, but who have made up their minds, if it does not, to satisfy their own consciences b.T Voting against such a party ? AN AS1T-RUSS1AS COALITION. The importance of Prince Rismarck's diplo? matic revelations lie* in the necessity for mak? ing them The essential facts of his alliance with Austria have been known since 1879. It was no BOOM! in Europe that the Three Emperors' League was dissolved after thc Treaty of Rori in. The League had boon Prince Rismarck's brilliant expedient for seeming Germany against wars of revenge aftor Sadowa and Sedan. In consequence of this tripartite agreement Russia was enabled to invade tho Rallian in 1877 after making a compact with Austria, with the knowledge and approval of Ifinco Rismarek, ceding Rosnia and the Herze? govina in exchange for assurances of neutrality during tho campaign. After the Treaty of Rerlin was negotiated there was a marked chango in Russian feeling toward Germany, j Prince Rismaick was held responsible for the disastrous failures of St. Petersburg diplo? matists. Russian soldiers had gone to tho gates of Constantinople and dictated a tri? umphant peace; but tho results of _acriiices and victfOry had been frittered away in the Rad?will Palace. Prince Rismarek was de? nounced by Rathol! and his achoo! as the un? scrupulous eii'-my who had oiitiiianu'iivrc-d and cheated Russia, after he had been generously allowed a free hand in dealing with Austria and Franco. Ile diacerned the forces of Rus? sian opinion and Immediately secured himself against future resentment by making in September. IK79, a defensive and offensive alliance with Austria. This fuet was known at thc time, ul though the precise terms of the coalition wero not disclosed. In like manner it was an open secret last October that Italy hud been formally admitted into the anti. Rubbbu coalition. When, therefore, ths lexi sf tho original treaty of alliance is proclaimed, no secrets aro revealed. The aigniffcance ol the disclosures lies in the necessity for break? ing the of*i( ial seals of what was nominally a se* tot convention. There are. as shown in our special cable dispatches, two BSpSO?I in which this e\ti.im dinary act of Ptinee Rismait-k may l*e vi*--cd. It may be considered either as a challenge to war or _s an 'ivsurnnoe of peace. it follows thu in trod u. Lion of an army bill in the Rei ch st.-ig by which 7f*),0('0 men will be added to the effective military fores of G( imuny. Il i* an official proclamation of a coalition against Russia, If either Germany or Austria bo at lacked from the east. Prince Rismarek is not a ntatfBHB-B s*ho BB?.ea diplomatic laretations without cause or provoeatj,m. The \cry f.n I that he has considered it B-C-SQB*"f 1" publish th'* text of tin's treaty is an infallible pc-nf that (lie Russian dem-,nst tal ions on the BBStCfB fiontier have beOfl BBfiOUS tntd menacing. It has been most diflicult to ascertain the nature and extent of these military mano'tivres ow? ing 1" the conflict?lg dispatches from SI. Pe? tersburg. Vienna and Bl ilin. Prince Bis? marck's action ia decisive in this respect. lb* _M viitually challenged Russia to a war willi Austria and Germany, and lu* would not have done this if his wcll-inf"i toed mi l.t.ny staff had not convinced him that tin* armies of the Northern Power wore aolitilly threatening the allies with invasion. If the BBSS-SB BBBB0* vics coiihl ha\e been reasonably explained as si i iel ly defensive, tho warning would md haver been sounded Rom Rerlin that war willi etthet A?ttr? or Gci lilli.y would inevitably involve war wiih both, and BSOSS?lptively with Italy also. It il this Bipeot Of the COaliUOB which ex? cites imniediat.- shu tn. and in conjunction with the success of the Russian war loan in Franco causes a shari) fall in prices of European securi? ties. The situation <>f the Continent must be regarded ns veiy serious when Ti ince Ris? marek. throwing off his u-nal reserve, heavily i oin forces the army ttM*tTTOB and delies Rits-in to a war of Continental magnitude. Rut serious .and Cres critical as the situation may bc, theie i" an assuiance of unbroken pea. e in the formidable character of the coalition it""lf Russia cannot challenge any Continental Power lo a military duel. If war there must he. GYr .Kan;.'. Aust ria ind Italy will be leagued against Russia, with England in open sympathy with the allies and Fiance isolated and condemned to inaction. From so unequal a conflict ihe Northern Power may wil recoil in dismay and despair Against (he impregnable rampart of a Eur ipean coalition Boasts cati lead only a foi lorn hope. AS ERA OE AECH1TECTI RM. REFORM. In describing the impressions of Martin Chllzzlewit as he ascended the Ray of New York, in his search f**r Kl Dorado, Charles Dickens drew a gloomy view of the low, dull, straggling, ill-built city to which his hero was approaching. The picture was not a false one. lt was scare, Iv exaggerated. The con? trast presented only a fe** years ago between tho sombre, squatty town that had grown up on Manhattan Island and the majesty and beauty of the nil ural scenery around it was painful and disquieting. No spot on the planet odored greater nUractions as tho site of a metropolis, but of all prominent cities thia was ono of thc least grateful to th,- eye. It gave travellers a most unjust notion of the Am.iii .in -character. It iadicsted a sordid haste in the construction of homes and business houses. It lent color to all those graceless tales about ITankce eagerness for the dollar and Yankee indifference to nil questions of taste and all requirements <>f cult ute which so seriously offended sensitive Americans before steam and (?!('? -tricky brought tho continents together, and afforded conservative Europeans better op? portunities to make our closer acquaintance. Fortunately, such descriptions of New-Y.uk can no longer bo truthfully made, lt is rapidly beeoming stately, impressive and handsome. There has never been any want of artistic fancy among its citizens nor of talent among its architects. The true reason why its build? ings remained fm 00 long a time crude and Unsightly is to Ix* found in the fact tliat the town was engaged in tho necessarily preliminary work of taking its own measure. Before in? vesting fortunes in immovable blocks of gran? ite, lt was necessary to feel certain that there was no probability of ever wanting to ni"Vo them. Before croctinj**: magnificent homes, prudence required that some indications should be given as to how far tow-aid the Harlem trado had determined to advance. Society, too, needed to become permanent, an.d fortunes substantial and g.neial. Whsa one thinks a moment, he cannot be surprised that the archi? tectural conditions of New-York continued humble for years after the. city became tho recognized centre of commercial activity and practically tho capital of the Western world. The part taken by Tut; Tuidi'ne iu bringing about an architectural reform ls well remem? bered. Rs colossal building was among tho (ir_t of the. many handsome and enduring structure- which now abound in the business portions of the ciiy. It gavo to the country the first solution of the pioblem of how to erect a really fireproof building. Now, however, from its tower can bo seen hundreds of splendid structures, resting upon indestructible founda? tions and rising from eight to ten stogies high above iho ground, pictures of massive strength and permanent utility. Every year adds largely to tho number of these stately buildings, each containing the mainsprings of many great business enterprises, full from basement to roof of commercial life. Their erection has become so ordinary a proceeding that invest? ments of a million or two of dollars in them occur almost without public notice or record, ind they risc so quickly as to suggest a magic hand, while the busy throngs thal pass and repass scarcely lift their eyes to look upon tho marvellous feats of mechanics and engineering going on above them. Nor is this reform confined to business houses. It has become Hie chaiactcristic tendency of tho architecture of to-day. .Ml the private dwellings, the hotels, tho retail stores, the chinches, the theatres, the schools are hoing constructed with a view to permanence as well as artistic effects. Tho stringency of our present building laws has undoubtedly aided in accomplishing this excellent result. They were secured through the pressure of an Im? proved public sentiment, and they have oper? ated to prevent a vast amount of flimsy build? ing. Iudeed. except in tenement-house dis? tricts no howeo have recently been put up that aro not a distinct credit to the city. R seems at last probable that New-York will soou bo as worthy in its appearance as its glorious sur? rounding*, demand. RR I DC E SEOBQ A A Js~A TION. No reason really worthy of consideration exists that should deler the Legislature from reorganizing the Board of Trustees ,,f tl,,. New* York and Rrooklyn Bridge. Public sentiment in both cities, so far as it has manifested Itself. is emphatically in favor nf a simpler, mere compact and more responsive govsiniag body. Tho convincing reasons why this is desirable have been set f,,rih ]n those columns repeat" ? ?dly, and no attempt at an answer has beea made by anybody except some member, of t)?.. Board of Trnateeo Itself, who ,,f coane were. influenced by personal considerations and were thereby disqualified for ea pi Seeing an unpreju? diced opinion Within the past month, moreover, we have ben glad to make record of the fact that the Mayors of the two citiea have declared themselves decidedly in favor of B reorganization. II Ifl worth while to rei all IO the minds of tho members of the Legisla? ture just what the two chief magistrates had to say OB this important subject, Major chapin, whose mcsoBgo preceded ths! of Mr. Hewitt by a oreel., OpokaSS follows. "Undoubtedly thu BridflS would bc adminis? tered with more economy and with a far ttSSSBS ?SS?8 of accountability to thc people of thc two cities who have mortgaged their property to pay for it, were its charge given to a body or organisation possessing >i<? such satonomoos or imperial (hara, ter as that now existing." Mayor Hewitt, iu discussing tho Bridge finances and other malters connected with the structure, said: "lu this connection I may add that I agree with the Mayor of Brooklyn in the opinion that the management of the Illidge is unnoCCJSarilj cumbersome, that the DUmbar of trustees can be advantiigeously re? duced, ami that the management would be more ettckul and the results more profitable if the control of tho Bridge were placed in the hands of :i single executive olliccr. to be ap? proved by the Mayors of the two cities." The testimony from these two sources is un? mistakable. lt is, we believe, the first time that tho Mayors of New-Yorh and Brooklyn have spoken olbcially on this subject. The suggestion as tn a single executive otliccr to be approved by the May*,rs is open lo the ob? jection that those two officials might fail to agree and a deadlock ensue. Tho Bridge OOCUples a unique position. It belongs to both cities, and neither probably would be willing to relinquish its caro and management wholly to the other. Certainly Rrooklyn, which con? tributed two-thirds of tho cost, would not con? sent to a Rridge commissioner chosen by tho Mayor of New-York, and this city would naturally fear undue encroachments were thc control of the fliiuotuis vested in a Rrooklyn man. A single commissioner or superintendent with whom the BdsyOM STOW associated might be :i satisfactory aili.ngement. The make-up of the governin*-' body is a matter to which the Legislature should give careful consideration, and we havo no doubt that the subject can be disposed of in such a way as to give entire! ntisfhetion to everybody except, perhaps, the present trustees, who have shown an unac? countable desilS to hold on to their ollieos. In tj-eating of this whole matter the Legisla? ture may wisely lake into a. count the best way of aaaaaging the Illidge pi,lice. As at present constituted the polic*- force of the Rridge are responsible to nobody but the trustees. Is then* any reasOB why they should not be sub? ject to the Police Commissioners of thc two cities? In lhat case there would be an end of the constantly recurring complaints about their rudeness and bad manners. Tho middle of tho Rridge is a well defined point, which would naturally mark the dividing line be? tween tho jurisdiction of the cities. With such an arrangement the number of Rridge police could be fixed according to the actual in els of the struct nie as -determined by ex? perts. jU present the Rridge is over-policed. The plan hero proposed seems better filled than any other that has come to our attention f'-r adjusting the dilliculties that have arisen in connection willi thc Rridge police, whoso ill manners and overbearing and dictatorial ways have become insufferable. CREMATION VS. COST ACION. It was Sir Henry Thompson whose writings first set on foot the movement for cremation, in England and so in America. What he has lo say. therefore, in thc January " Nineteenth Century" about the progress of cremation is of special interest, for he has given much Limo and thought during the past fourteen years to lurthering a sanitary reform which bc deems of the highest nnportanro. This opinion must tarry with il great weight, because of his eminenco in medicine, The progress made has been mainly outside r-f England, for there th*' BOW idea cncoiinteicd a characteristically stubborn british prejudice, which caused five years to be wasted, even after a crematory had been built, in the elfort to obtain a judicial decision that an Englishman has the legal right to have his body burned, if it is his desire, provided the procer-s be effected without nuisanco to others. This mighty feat was not accomplished until 1884, and since that time twenty-three incinerations havo been pei foi med. Even now tho advo? cates of cremation aro making unsuccessful efforts to Fccuve legislation affirmatively legal? izing the practico. These facts show that cre? mation has made far greater progress in this country, where there is already a considerable number of crematories, than In England?a difference easily to bo accounted for by thej quit ker intelligence of the Americans, and tho greater readiness with which they accept new ideas. Sir Henry Thompson takes pain* to dispel thc idr-a that there is any expectation of mak? ing cremation compulsory. All its advocates seek is to gain proper faciUties for those who w ish them, and to convince as many as possible lhat burning is preferable to burial, both on sentimental and sanitary grounds. For thoso who will not bo convinced, there will always bo earth, and to spare, for burial. Rut tho figures he gives to show that, in a largo number of cases, cremation seems a positive duty to the living, may almost bo called startling. It is a familiar argument that the presenco of dead bodies in the earth corrupts water supplies, cte. Rut less Is known than should be of the proportion of positive danger in burial, where death has resulted from zy? motic diseases?that Is, smallpox, measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough, typhus, enteric fever, simple fever, diarrhoea. dysentery and cholera. Every body from which life has been expelled by one of these maladies becomes, when placed in the earth, a tactory of countless germs of disease, a large proportion of which will inevitably come to the surface. The number of deaths In England and Wales from these causes during 1881 was 10 per cent of the whole, and in 1885 over 13 per cent. So that while man is constantly engaged in a fierce struggle with disease, ho is at Ihe same time sowing seed with a lavish hand for his own destruction. There is no method but that of burning by which these germs can be surely destroyed. The only practical objection which the op? ponents of cremation hate been able to make, aside from the sentiment,-*.! ono, is that iti would destroy traces of poisoning, and perhaps stimulate that variety of crime. Sir Henry Thompson does not attempt to disparage this objection, but thinks it can easily be met. In Ihe first place probably not one per cent of deaths aro from uncertain causes, and of these only a very small proportion are likely to havo been caused by poison. Exhumations, which cieniation would prevent, are very rare. Only three exhumations were ordered In ono of tho districts of England in which there were during the same period 10,*>00 inquests. Tt would seem strange to continue the buiial syst-m, nith all its socmels, simply lo guard against so small a percentage of danger as this. Rut there need bc no more of this danger than now, ond might eerily be less. The appointment of a medical officer, ns among Continental nations, without whose Certificate nobody could Ko buried. VOUld 1>? a better j,rotc lion than we have at present,. The seiitinienLal objection is not one that cnn be firgited arith, and must be left lo in*li\ idnal judgment. '?Rul it is a question whether this consideration ts not much more powerful uni, the old than with younger poisons ll is a common thing to meet young people of both *.e\e* who serious!*! intend tint their bodies shall be bunted. If this ls ? trustworthy in? dication, the passage of years will steadily The Street-Cleaning Department nets from the taxpayers ?1,-00,000 pei year, almost, f'.'.j.OOO per week. What has the department been doing | with the money th'- pest week ? The condition of the crossings in the most important and populous thoroughfares shows that it has uot been used to the best advantage. Pyromania is what the wisc men call the ten? dency developed in little Maj- Wilson, the lire bug, iihos,,- fonduess for striking matches and watching a blaze bas resulted in acts of arson nnd murder. No one will BTltowalj pretend, of course, that this crippled child was responsible for crimes of such gravity, and no ono would wish to SSS her punished with undue severity. Rut we object to pyromania. Thero are alto? gether too many miltons already. No law? breaker, young or old, who hns powerful rela? tion*, or is otherwise handicapped er afflicted in life, is over troubled to obtain a name for his acta whieh ohaagea them forthwith from felo? nies into misfortunes Tho criminal lawyers aud the medical experts.can always ba relied on to provo that lt ls some sort of a mania. Parents whose children show a taste for matches nnd a fondness for tiring cuit-ins and sofas should BO, lie deceived by what the '.vise men say into 8ii|>- I posing that pyromania is incurable. It will probably vi* ld without much trouble to a vigor? ous application, in the first, instance, of thf* n.a lei?al shoe. It ls fortunato that May Wilson was si, quickly caught for more reasons than one. Carelessness on the port of the physicians was at first, suspected, as one of them had been _mok ing shortly before the principal tire broke out. But now it is evident that little May was the culprit all along. _-? . The beereellem of Monmouth County who liave been trying to get around tho excise laws by sell? ing checks for enough bottles of beer to fill a keg, nnd then delivering the keg in bottle Instal? ments, remind on** of tho endeavors of their Demo? cratic brethren to demoralize the country through Insidious Instalments of free trade, destined to make up the full keg of business upheaval ul? timately. a ? The past week has been prolific of elevator accidents. On Wednesday the fatal act*of an attendant in the Roosevelt Hospital took place, whereby a helpless patient waa hurled down to death. On Fri<_ay no less thun three mishaps In connection with elevators were reported. One occurred in Fifty-seventh-et., where three men went down with a car which had JuBt safely carried up a mass of iron weighing about a too. All the men were badly hurt, but none fatally. In Newark an elevator with two men on board tumbled from a fifth story to tho ground floor because of the breaking of a rope; both men were seriously Injured. The 6amo day a porter in Whlte-_L walked into an open shaft and got a fall of forty feet, These, occurrences will oon llrm the theory which some people cherish, that accidents of the same kind are apt to occur In groin*. But of course there is no connection between the cast, mentioned; it is only a singu? lar coincidence that they followed so rapidly one after the other. ? Those people who scoff at Mr. Flower f.s a per (M'tiial candidate for otc office or another should remember that when Mr. Flower had a chance to be elected LiOBtOBant OoraiUflf in lbs J he declined it with thauks. ? ?-, What hns Colonel Lamont !>een doing tliat "Tlie IKifTalo Courier'' should sneer at the rumor that he entertains an ambition to In-come ihe Demo? cratic candidate foe Governor next fall? "The concocter of such a story,'" remarks "The Courier" "must regard the public as an ugv-regand fool." And why, pray? Does "Tho (',airier" hold that the power behind ti.e President has no right to BSpilS to tba UabernatOfial throne? The Colonel must bave been treading ou "The Courier's" favorite corn. Following thc leeoflom.Tidal iou of Thi* Tkib UNK, Senator Frye hus launched, ?ju Congress, lin* movement for an Intermit ional Marine Con? ference, in a bill admirably framed. I'poii analysis of Its provisions, lt seems to limit tbs soo-ie of the proposed conference to the S--Option Ol uniform rules of action for navigators, and to an authorized dis.ussi,,n and compartson of the marine systems of the various nation*?life _i .ip--, hydrographi', -ig'i.tl-servlco ct*: ?with a view to securing a m-ro general adoption, throughout thc world, ol the best features- of each. We 000 no 100000 wdiy the messum should not, msstve general oon_scad allon here and abroad, und result iu the saving of mauy lives and much rateable piui-erty. ? ? ? A slory ls going the mund* telling of a small I boy coughing up a taiga nail which had been in hu stomach boom Uaae. Whieh ismiads n** thal i.o vernor Hill lately forced President Cleveland lo swallow it lurno pieoa of iron. Il is under? stood that it eateeed his soul. - -a> - Aceordinir to " 'liie Ijomlnn Telegraph" a learned eenasal in Basisefl lately apptteS aa a judge to adjourn a OBSa " until after the lunch lune ol' the court," us the phuutilf had missed his lian.. lin- Jadge denied the motion, sa*,mg, " Vou Should ask that ths ease sa postponed until aller ' ths adjournment,' for ' thc court ' does not Ininti; that is .ml un SgSSb m th.- life of 'the court' 1 do nut bpcuk of what individuals du, nugment the number of those who believe in cremation. ( ARK WOMEN COMPANION RLE TO MEST Some conundrums ure SI If gillaslllg No sooner an* they propounded thea the cry geas up, " 0 give us a harder one." Her*- is a couliibutiir to ono of lim current BSBSJBS?MS devoting un article lo answering tho <|ii'Stion, "Are Women Com pauloaabla to Maul"1 Never was lhere such a labor of superfluity. Are roses red? Are violets lilue t A.e stars bright? Are wemen eonipunion able eempaaloaable to men? (lo to, go to. If a reporter for rita TBiaOMS could have inter? viewed Adam as he was emerging from I?len, delicately Inquiring if our first, father found our li.-i in,,i ii, r cmimiiioii-iblc, what would the r ? suit have bSBUf Why, we think we hear Adam replying: " Voung man. I have no objsotfon ts in? forming my ta a soils newspapsc that while I havo my own opinion of Eve's judgment of BppicS which is not necessarily for publication?I regard her as a veiy BSmpsnloUSble POieO?," And tho first man's tribute to the companionableness of tho Bret woman, thc last man is c, rt.-in to echo in regard to tho last, woman. Or if ba fails to, so milch tha arana i*,r tho last niau. Ila will simply prove that he is no gentlemen, but merely a " gent," Women companionable to men? We should say so. Consider, O magazine writer, the sii*niti cance of the p naity fog bigBBSj or polygamy. Woman has a way of making lc rs.-lf so irresistibly companionable to man that certain susceptible Benedicts, anim iisIibIiihI bj tbs terroa of ths Btw, are sure to indulge thasaaelvea la a su-A-r sbandaaoa ol such oeaapaBiooableaem at tha ex? pense of what a well-known ?rYssh.Bgtfia gentle. mau might Style the g<-ne:al " personal comfort." An acute philosopher of the modern school has borne elo.pi. nt testimony to th*- cmn'.nniotiaMe neaa of woman to mun lu the obeeriatioa that ** as a sweetheart a WOSUU! has few e'luals and no auperior," and all bJetorjr provea thst the state nuTiL is aa B_aSSS?able ns the maltiplicatiuii table, lt may be conceded that some women are more companionable than others. It will be remem? bered that Mr. Willer once confessed to his daughter lidia in tho privacy* of the di,mistic, circle that he found her mother "a little wear? ing; and that Socrates had in Xaatippe ti potent provocation to spend all his evenings und the h*-li di.ys nt tho club." Rut exceptions determine nothing It is the general rule that the world regards. If thc ij ii cst ion could be submitted to thc popu? lar vote, that crucial test, wc feel confident would prove a magnificent demon.trntion of the com pafl-onableneaa of woman le man. There is no polities in the question, and the aflirmative ballets would be run out of all the boxes. Woman is lure. She has come to stay. She meeis a gnat popular want. She is companionable to man. but 'tbe court' docs not lunch." Th-* ?nc-ln' would seem te be well taken, and still nra s em fe r^nt caber to have hcaid ihe tcim a full ben'h." ?.?? It appenrs from the annual report of th" Ruj^r. int m lent. <f th-Niagara Falls BrstrvsMea tha' th* local hack?SB have reformed nnd no longer pry upon Um public. And fl t, SOSM PSSS?B?t. -VII argue that Un- lirst gi:n of the millennium has ye' to bc fired. -*-. The Mayor ought to writs ? letter to BOBBebedl immediately on tbe villaiiu-un- eonditioa of lia City Hall ida/ii. Vi -terday it was covered willi i, sheet ,f i'?- so slippery ihat sassy pecsea v.ho picked his way painfully across it wa-, ni S?B0M of a fall lhat would fracture a limb. T!,,s Mg Iowa tak.-s out of thc |K>eket.s of its ta.vpiijreia ne.ie thOfl ?j':lit.i.'.(,'io.. ea, li year. Can't lt alford to sprinkle ashes in front of Its Cly Hall? .-a>-? It is B?asntSSd at Albany that " Crace, 'Ut a elm inline so-ind,* is not one of th*- pBBSBM of Dat i-l tl ai is t., * ,r, nt a favorite |k,sulm of I>.tvi<l H. Hill. j? tmtwiR the run.or that tue Ile. --land Democrats tal|. of running ox-Mayor OSBOS K>r OaraSBSS BS?I fall has something to do willi Ile- ', .winni s UstBStS PEESONAIe. OSVOSBSS THU will give s rseostteo lo hit persons friends on Tuesday neening i"\'., ar.J lils shuts. L-gMnUra reception ? weeli later. Kx Senator David M'-rrlwether, of Kentucky. IM appointed successor af He?"? * lay, In* reeetnlly U-on visiting Wasblngton Ile tat eighty rears eM. Mr. W. T. I!,>rnai!ay, tim weil henani trave-llrr nnfl writer, MJI that In school snd college lc formed i inoi-tal hst'<*d of aljeli.a and inTthciii.'itl*. lu g,-re:al. His career *?*.! ihsii'si i,y randing Aw___od'? "Bfrdf uf Annul.'-" and lui I haillu'. " Equatorial Alric _" The Hor. ('.illira!th ll. Ferry, who has ieee,ted s call to tl," House of lYayer (?RaSBM I*. I'. Chorch), st Newark. N. J., ls one of UM most lareeMtal min Isttrs in Hali imo'e. Ills work then: has been chl-Hy aiuoiig Hie negroes. a reception w,n be alien to PreaMaal MeOaah on Tuesday evening by Iho Kenn I lub. one of ile levi ag social organisations of Philadelphia. ThS foi mal re? tirement of tho venerable philosopher fra'T tho head of tho colleen, over which ho lins pu-sllod fi'i a HOM of years, will lalo place at tho annual inoctuig of tho Hoard of Trustees at Prince-tun on Tunrsdiy. It ls worthy of note lhat Ur. MaOSSh NSatfOl sSkfal i,,i;r,.,?t|i.ii of his choice tvs president of PrliKotou on May, 1008, after his rOBMrhaUa Isbon In coimee. ti,,n with the nie, ting of tl," Kvangeli* al Alliance In this city. In OMoSor of thc sam.* ye.,r he returned to this country, an I sunn alter delivciTU his Inaugural 11,1'ln-ss as president of U.e college. mi-s Mu.uk, aha int* just hean font.?ly bah ul beg to lYInco Oscar of Bandon, ls of German anaeetif and ls rela'e,! to thc hu-band ?,f ('ai .Ma I'.e ! sin* ls au accomplished mnslelns ?id writes clever 1", -ins. The late Karon AK-ert von Dietrich, of Sfrn-lui.-g, was a descendant of Is-nil nie von Dietrich, who signed Ihe treaty by which Strasburg was wwi ?'! to .'rance In the time of Louis XIV., and a grandson of Frederich von Dietrich, first Mager Bf Btiasbarg 'lur? ing tho Kevolutlou, before whom Bengt! do l'isle flV-t sang the ? Mari-Hial-e." Karon Aib'-rt always rnamined loyal to Franco and gave up all lils ofliciai Iionors rather than take tho oath of allegiance to Germany. Ho ami bis brothers were thu tlrst to In freduce tho Beesonwr stet making psooeoi in'o France, -hey employed 3,0-0 men lu their foundries. It ls said that when M. Alexandro Dumas, the younger, admits a friend t? Ms heart, he l-l faithful to him to an extreiuo degree. When III or In trouble, AI. Dumas 1. at his door. Ho consoles lum, he en? courages him and aids him. And ll these fra-ndst" remember their benefactor In a last will and tca.a nirnt, as somoflmes happen-, they know that go'id u*e will lu* made of tho money. IK.w many ol BE Human's friends have been belied by the bequests of his : ci, V : TUE TALK OF TUE DAY. The Mississippi Kepis! a tn re will have a *hirt sci sion. A drink of whtsl-.ey can't be piuCureJ iu Jack? son for love or money. Cincinnati has "a hello who whistles like an angel." Wo halo never heard an ang-'l whittle ,* aud wc think they had better stick to their golden harps and Iel whistling alone, au*,how.?'Norri.town Herald. Publishers of novels now at lac. books to chains on the elevated mad stations. Passengeis who are com? pelled la walt for a train thal ls blocked, will thus bo able to rea^ moro or less entertaining llteratore. There ls a grim monument erected In the Atchison. Kan., public cemetery placed there by Mrs. It lc ha rd Hiti-rls, who still re-ide-i In tlie city with her two children, and who seems to have made tho peculiar death of her hush.-ind a lesson to all young men who might visit the place of burial. The monument, as described by a correspondent, ls a dull-red granite shaft, broad at tho base and tapering toward the top, and ttands on a slope some fifty feet back from the main road. The Image of a snake, about as large ai a man', arm. ls wound around lt from the base to the apex. On the four sides of the pedestal ls ougrai en. In large plain letters, this InerlpFlmi: ! RICHARD HARRIH. j ,* mei! February 1*. IBOF, ! ef Kellrlum TreiDeos, ! Ags?i ll Years, ?(neston Traveller. An old fellow In Franco bas been married sovea times. And a woman-hater says that he ought to be disciplined hy tho church for having committed the seven deadly sins. "Oh, brethren,*" shouted a temperance orator. "Iel tu build high fences about our homes and shut ont from our communities the hateful liquor tra-lic. Nuw la tha time to put up the bars, and?" "Right you are," yelled a man In the crowd; "I've put up one In my grocery, and am going to put up another as soon as f eau get tho _xturo_."?(Washing. ton Crltto. The I'nlversHy of T*e*-nsylva"*'. will break ground In tho spring for a handsome library building which will cost 0150.000. Of this amount SI20.000 has already been raised, and the trustees ox*oeot soon to raise the remaining fCO.O-oO for the building sud .fl., i Un io additional for an endowment. A move? ment ls also tinder way to erect an alumni *i*_tl, to contain a large auditorium for th*- use of the students. We nettee thal the United States Circuit Court has been rendering a decision In referei.ee to " organelle music." Organelle mosie 1 f/*t's see. Al. yes, that must be niusto made by a little organ. The pure art? less note of the Mugwump newspaper would seem to b. tho Idea. An Arinuna Seance.?Omaha Man- Went to s spirit? ual seance down In Arizona, eli * Anyihlng happen* Alisona Man-Well. yes. Hie medium wui.t Into a trance and then aunuunc-d that he was a .-pint of a man who had boen murdered, and tbat the murderer sat in the audience. "Well, weill Did an/body rn ni" "We all ran."-(Omaha World. That w-a? a remarkabiv lot,Tl,.cut hair dre.ss.ir who told a reporter the other day that she had stu,lid up I lately and found that Psyche was tlie most beautiful j Grecian woman that ever lived. Her hal.-, tee, was Invariably done up by means of tho simple knot that ' bears har name. Nothing much has Keen HOS recently about K.n.-aS \ City, Kansas, but Its cl.liens declare that lt has a i tatara -'?'! that lt w!H soon b'iaii to loom u_, un IU ; own account. Friend (to pla! nt Iff): "Well, I see you won your I suit. I congratulate you." Klnlntlff: *? Thanks. YOB, I beat the scoundrel."? same friend (to defendant): "I'm sorry to hear i you l"*i your suit, old man." De lc nil ant: ? Vee, lae scoundrel beat mc."?-d-'pocli. Says "The Arizona Howler." "Tho Kandy logged dude Irum K.,st,,ri who keep. 'Tlie Rlpsiiortei*' going while Ifs measly old editor ts sobering up pSBOMSai to be afraid of us, aud poSBOa our ofilee on a nm. j The little tetlow needn't bi* afraid Drought ui> as | wo have I" cn, in ihe stein old school ot Journall-i'i, ' nheao isle **_s to take a mau of your sU", wo aie , Incapable of warring on a tanda*loot dude Ia ta, little creature, you arv safe under tho shield u! ' 1U.S BentorV eenteoojt.** Nol a new Uangi-r Fair FBSBSBgnS (on ocean -?t''aiuor) ' - W nat's i h-* mat t_ i . Captain?MB-loili of wild lugs are t.?s-lng about "1 th* ocean fnun a wrecked raft, and wo\_ Just had n very narr*.* esea|ie from a cllisuui ni.li fli'in. l*anlon my ba te, but 1 must huny down lo tho anHB to make a note of the fm*! In my log ho"* * Log Kook! Mercy! lt musl be a very common oo earreaos thea) lOnehn WaaM A Weslern critic of Ihe Demorralle party *?)"* that yon never eau K-ll whether K ls going to play ' the lion or ths donkey. This ls not happily I"' The late Kdwlu Kitrent used to say: "1 pla ay 1/"ar, and I pla ay othello; but, slr, I am Hamlet " ?*?*. In a similar way lt would bo proper to say of the lrs'inocralli* r_rty. lt trlew to play th- Baa, hui 1 it is tha do"-i">. ahesssss it smogs that mesosl?b j which u fr -.ueutly. In a Virginia tottn : l*hllaiiiliiop..s' lo lilltor: I seal a b?.ia?l of potatoes and a sStsk of Hom to lh?* lour wu.au -od ??hlhlruU rou railed alleiitlo!) tn In >oiu* lal WOt-'s ^als*"**. |..l,l?i- with tears ta his SS?SI A""' ,l",> BRM vin- mat-.ull> ivc.Tvo.1 too, 1 (tssiiie you. Khllai.ll..oi*_a : I'm very Rla-I ??> Joter lt. and I .-allcil to see if HBSa wa* aiiykliing -lao 1 cuiuU do te__Bl_ri ISa slr, there ls. My wife wants a dress and tho boy and giri noed shoo, badly. -(Washington cania