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ABKEYel THEATRE?B-The Merchant of Venice.
AMERICAN ART OAIXERIE-?S a. nt, to 6 p. m.-E:
AMERICAN THEATRE-8-The Prodigal Daughter.
lUJOr THKATRK~rs:15-A 1'arl.ir Mutch.
CASINO si.'.-The Prlnceae Nicotine.
L-Ol.l'Mlit s TH KATHE?b-Land of the Midnight Sun.
DALY'S THEAT'lK?S:l!f? The AlKerlHn.
DOPE OALLEIIV, Kkl-at. and 7th-ave.-Exhlbltlon. 1
a. m. io li p. c.
EDEN MC-EJt BM B World In Wax.
EMl'If'.i: TI!E.\TltE-8:lf>-The CouncilloPa Wife.
KU TH AVKNI'i: TlIKATIlE-biHi-Shore Acree.
OAItUKN TlinATItK?8:1!.?The Professor'* Eove Story,
HAUl.EM OPERA HOEHE-8?Vaudeville.
HAR1UOANS THEATRE-8?The Woollen Stocking.
HERRMANN S THEATRE-8?Philemon and Raucl*.
Temperance Town.
IMPERIAL MUSIC HAE_-2-8-Vaudevllle.
IRVIN.' PLACE TIIHIll lill Ol Wive*.
ROSTER & RIAL'S?8? Vaudeville.
LTCaTUll THEATRE-S:lS-An American Duchras.
MAOLSON* SQUARE GARDEN-2;30-8:30? German Mill
tary l'.end.
itni?rs sn tusf
MTH STREET THEATRE-8-Malne and Georgia.
Mnbtt to -UDcrtiBcnu-nie.
Page. Col. I Page. Col
Amuaom*nta . n 6-<v Hotels . li
Announcement* ....10 1 Instruction . 8
Auction Salei Heal ! Lost and Found.'.'
K.i.iie . S A Marrlagaa and lieaih* 7
Autumn Keaort*.ll r, Mlscclluneou* .10 2
Bankeia and Brokera. 0 4 .Ml?cclluneuu? . 1! 1
Board and Rooina...!* 2 New Puoiicatlon*.... 8
Builne** Chance*.... 8 1 Ocean .Steamer*.8
Bualnesa Notice*.6 1 gPal. ^.t\a\e. . *?*"'
Danclng Academic-.. 8 4 __?_ !"**_S_',. 5
Dreeomaking . I M ga &. '" 8? a
Domeetic Situation. 2f2^No^\;.:: 7 *
rinami^. .n a Steainbngta .li
ES ixl,i.5 * Teacher* . 8
ror Bale. fl 4 Th- -Turf ,.
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Horae* an.l < eirlaite*. 8 1 Work Wanted.5 ?-,
Horses and Carriages. DBI
Cusincsa Notices.
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Foreign.?M. Caslmlr-Perler and M. Mellne
declined to attempt the task of forming a new
1 French Cabinet; ex-Premier Dupuy, whom they
' recommended, refused to consider the matter.
_?--_?--_ Twelve thousand persons wore killed by
the earth.-uake In Kushan, Persia, last week.
__=?_- The Spanish Ministers resolved to work
In harmony until the settlement of the trouble
with Morocco; General Martinez de Campos
starts for the seat of war to-day. S-Greece
ls unable lo fulfil her financial engagements
with foreign Powers. BXsnsB J. E. Redmond thinks
the prospects of autonomy for Ireland ex?
tremely daik.
Domestic?Official announcement was made
that the sugar schedule of the coming tariff
bill would provide Cor a duty of % cent a
pounJ on Xo. 1G 1). S.. and for a gradual reduc?
tion of the McKinley bounty. -= The annual
report :?? <>f UM Secretary of Agriculture, the
United States Treasurer and the Commissioner
of Internal Revenue were made public.
JI 1 ? ,>f the Dlount correspondence was made
pub,ic in the shape of Marshal Wilson's account
of IBS deposition of Liliuokalani. - ? ???: The At
tornoy-Ueneral of Indiana says that the new
Roby Athletic Association is already a valid cor?
poral::,*!, and that the Governor's interference
ha l ' tea uncalled-for. : A band of tramps
failed l:i an nt tempt to wreck and rob a fast ex?
press- . n thc Lake Shore road.
City un] Suburban.?Monsignor Satolll took
part in the dedication of the Church of St.
Cecilla in Williamsburg. ==? John Straiton
died, -ssas A British steamer brouKht news of
a number of Incidents in the Brazilian rebel?
Tlia Weather.?Forecast for to-day: Fair In the
morning, rain or snow at night; slightly warmer.
Temperature yesterday: Highest 3i degrees, low?
est 2S, average 314.
Tin" ItsS instalment of tho annual batch of
d-*;'.-.ri mental tad bureau reports lu Washing?
ton has appen red. Abstracts are niven to-day
of th. reports of tho Secretary of Agriculture,
the Internal Revenue Commissioner and the
Tn-astin-r i.f thc United Slates. Secretary .Mor?
ton niccn.unii-s his efforts to mn his Depart?
ment economically; Commissioner Miller au
nounccs a fulling-off lu tho Internal-revenue re?
ceipts for the lirst lime In years; Treasurer
Morgan reports that the exports of gold during
the isca] year were the largest ever known.
Attorney-General Smith, of Indiana, evidently
has too ki-en a sympathy with prize-fighters to
be a iir-efiil public otticial. The opinion hi has
Jost lender**- res peet i 11 g the Hoby affair prac?
tically dt'i'lnri's thal prize fighting ls entirely
legal lu thnt State. He says that Governor
Mattheus's action lu calling out troops last
summer to prevent the proposed fight was
Illegal, ami that the State Auditor has com?
mitted a felony if he bas audited any bills to
pey for their expenses. Xever did a Democratic
official make a more despicable bid for the sup?
port of ruffianly elements tbau this mau Smith
bas made.
Is Postmaster Dayton Intent od seriously Im?
pairing the efficiency of tbe postal service in
thia city? If not, he should give immediate at?
tention to the bod work of his superintendent
os* the money-order department In discharging
experienced employes, and repair it as far as
Cnn be doue. When be placed Joseph Elliott.
Jr., tn charge of this department. The Tribune
warned him Jhnt the new superintendent would
co tine trouble. Tbe New-York Post office ought
to be made ns efficient as possible. Tbe present
policy, in this branch at least, ls calculated to
produce Just the opposite effect.
Rarely does a more decisive political revolu?
tion occur than will take place In the Brooklyn
Bea-d of Aldermen on January 1, as the result
*% tha recent election. Now there are fifteen
Democrats and four Republicans In the Board;
then there will be fifteen Kepublieans and four
Democrats. This is the lirst time that a Re?
publican majority lias been returned since the
present law went Into effect It is a fortunate
thing for the city thal Mayor Schioivn is to be
supported in the Common Connell I'haniber by
a Bonni containing a majority of his own parly.
In view of the Ugh character of the Republican
Aldcrmcn-elcct, there need be no fear of a repe?
tition of the Alderinanic scandals of recent
A bold attempt to wreck and rob fin express
Hain on the Lake Shore Railroad was foiled on
Saturday Bight The plan adopted by the rob?
bers was a novel one. Tiley boarded a fast
freight running ahead of fha express and triad
to detach a number of cars, with Hie expecta?
tion that the express would run into them and
come to grief. Their plan was discovered by
the train hands, and a desperate battle was
carried on for several miles. On reaching Go
shen, Iud., Hie robbers managed to escape, but
two of them Were afterward captured. The
company has decided lo offer a reward of $4,000
for the arrest and conviction of the gang. The
robbers are supposed to be tramps; if so, lt
will confirm .Mr. Pinkerton's theory that train
robberies will be unusrally frequent this win?
ter because so ma nv men are out of work.
Before the proposed tariff bill is reported to?
day, there are some suggestions which it may
be profitable for business men to consider. The
talk about putting the bill through before the
1st of February does not merit much atten?
tion. Almost anything can be done in the
House, but it took nearly a month to get the
Silver bill through that body with an over?
whelming majority in its favor, and the tariff
ls a question on which many will desire to ex?
plain their action. Tile House will presumably
adjourn for the holidays, so that it will have
less than three weeks before the adjournment
for discussion on a measure which cannot be
passed in bulk, so to speak, but will have to
be considered more or less by items in the Com?
mittee of Hie W'hol,'. In view of tile proneness
of Democratic lawmakers to go slowly, lt would
not be at all surprising if it should be nearly
the 1st of February before the bill gets out of
the House. How long a time it may occupy in
the Senate nobody can guess.
Tlie iutliteiice of this pending measure must
therefore be felt for a good many weeks before
business indi can definitely know what its pro?
visions are to be. Unavoidably, this unccr
taiuty will retard trade somewhat but as folks
must eat aud drink, be clothed and sheltered,
even while the tariff bill is pending, there will
go on ii considerable volume of business, lu a
tentative hand-to-mouth fashion, and all the
more because buyers and manufacturers have
both restricted operations for several months
past, stocks iu tlie bands of dealers are low,
and also stocks at the mills, and Hie in-re neces?
sities of the public will sustain a large volume of
trade. It is possible that the visible Increase
may incite SOOM to take too rosy a view of the
future and to buy more than is wise, but Hie
chances are that most people will err mi tbe
side of caution if they err ut all.
There is already apparent a little ino nun li
disposition to take it fm- granted that what the
committee reports will be passed by both
houses and become a law. A food many
things are more probable than that all the
Democratic Senators and Representatives will
consent in ndvance to be bound by a caucus on
a measure which affects the business of their
constituents and their own political existence.
In the Senate a small number of men, not more
than four or five, by refusing to be so bound,
nnd casting their voles as their own convictions
or interests may dictate, could make it impos
sible to pass any tariff not salted to them, and
it would be surprising if there should imt be
found Senators enough to take that position
with success. It is already stated Ihat
live Senators who are especially interested in
the sonar question have served notice on the
committee that they will defeat tho bill if it
is inimical to the interests of their constituents,
and there are oilier Senators who will have
even greater reason to preserve their Inde?
pendence of action.
From these considerations it follows ihat the
linal form of Hu- measure cannot safely be in?
ferred from the rc|M?rt of the committee, lt
may be elteupd for the better in some respects
or for tho worse in Others, but many
changes aro highly probable. This will lie a
misfortune to the business world iu one sense,
incauso it will prolong the uncertainty as to
important provisions until final nctiou is
reached. Rut it is a sort of compensation that
it will not be ncoesary to conclude that the
worst things reported are certain to be passed,
and during weeks or months of doubt business
can go on a little more freely, or at least more
hopefully, than if the iud could be ilelinilely
What is the instinct that impels Mr. Cleve?
land to keep back a frank and full avowal of
his policy in Hawaii? Why all this socrmy
ami mystery? Wli.it bonall end can they serve?
Ile has allowed his Secretary of State formally
to propose tli'r restoration of tlie monarchy.
His Minister at Honolulu announces that Hie
American policy is delinitely and conclusively
formed. In his enthusiasm he even goes so
far as to de.-lare that nothing anybody can say
or do will change it. It is a sealed 1-ook, and
all he has to do ls to await the proper time
and then execute lt.
Rut why must (here be so much walting?
Who is it, what ls it, that he and all Hie rest
of us are walting for? if for the meeting of
Congress, why did uot the whole matter lie in
abeyance, if any part of lt had to? Why pub?
lish anything, if the rest had to be reserved?
If Mr. Wlliis"s instructions must be withheld
out of respect to Congress, why do Congress thc
disrespect of printing the Gresham letter and
of sneaking the Rlouut report into the hands of <
friendly newspaper men? For nine mouths Mr. t
Clcvelaud has kept the Hawaiian people In a j
slate of excited suspense. With every arriving f
steamer they have expected to know their fate, ?
but nothing bas come to them except disappoint- j
incut, vexation and new batches of rumore to n
feed Intrigue ami hold trade prostrate. Rlotint s
came and went, and uoue could say what for. \
All any one knew wns that he was " para* j
inouut," aud while that certainly justified ex- t
pectntion, nothing issued of it except some t
feeble and futile Royalist conspiracies. t
Thou came Willis, tense with suppressed pur- t
pose. He told them that the thlug was settled, -
that it was as unalterable as a law of the Modes ?
and Persians, and that "at the proper time" t
he would open hu mouth and speak, stretch
forth his hand and do. Dayl passed and still
the "proper tin,,." ?n,i ,?,t arrive. Public ex?
citement frew and developed in plotB and i
counterplots, but still Mr. WilfTs sat calmly by. ,
walting for " ihe proper time." This is almost |
ns outrageous ns would be the :irni<-d rein t
stallatiou of tbe Queen. What is the use of it?
There ls none. It is fool theatricals. It Is a
part of tbe President's show of being a sort of
Veiled Pronhot It baa to be borne In upon i
Mr. Cleveland's consciousness that ho is a r
1 sponsible public sen-ant, not an Inner utah)
Providence, and it looks as if the situation wei
rapidly forming out of which this truth WOUl
strike him. ^_
The Democratic statesmen who came into tli
present Congress on the cry of "Down wit
the robber tariff:" are beginning to see n.
.niv how much easier it is io pull dow
than to build up, but, what is more impm-tan
thal the work of pulling down is full of dang*
to the ni.n engaged In it. The tariff as ? pi
Utica] edifice is na offensive structure, to i
sere, for it was built up by Republicans, and i
a monument to the wisdom and patriotism ?
the parly. Naturally enough. Democrats cl?
out " Dowu with itl " Rut. bein-: now in pow.
and In a position to deal with it in the d.
structive fashion they have so long and so lon
ly advocated, they begin lo be n little though
fill about il. Ka.-li one of them discovers tha
bud ns the tariff is, unconstitutional us lt ii
"fraud" and " robbery" as his party ha
called it, he bas constituents who are deepl
interested in saving portions of it. A wicke
piece of work lt is, to be sure, but every Den
oi ratio constituency in tin- country has a foi
bricks in it somewhere that must not be Intel
fered with, must bo left standing. Ever sine
the Ways anti Means Committee began its lt
vestigations Democratic members of Congres
have been popping up in all directions cia mo:
lng for exceptions iu the leneral destruction i
behalf of special Industries in which their cor
stituenls are interested.
From Alabama and Tennessee nnd West Vii
ginia protests have come up against any ratal
tion in duties on coal and iron, and " Denn
crats from principle" aro asscrtlnc that change
such as are proposed in the tariff on Hies
articles will bf fatal to enterprises in wilie
million-- of dollars have been Invested, furnisl
lug employm-nt to thousands of laborer*
Louisiana Democrats insist upon SUgsr bein
made an exception. Virginia Democrats ar
equally anxious to have Hie duly retained Ol
potatoes and farm products. Ohio Democrat
cry out agalaat free wool. And so it got!
every mother's s.?n of them willing and anxtotj
for free trade in all tlie products nf Am. rieai
industry in which their Immediate constituent
are imt pecuniarily interested. Great wining
ness lhere ls to kick over everybody's basket ex
cept Hu- one in which they happen to nure per
of their own. And tlie absolute coolness wltl
which, while continuing to assen the ?? funda
mental principle" of tlie unconstitutionality 0
Protection and Hie denunciation of it tv
"fraud" and " robbery," they insist upon bas
lng their own constituents " protected " is some
thing niarvelluiis. Some of them openly adtui
that tliey are actuated sui.-ly by tile considers
lion of partisan adraatage; few st tempi an*
concealment <>f selfish motives or mai;." sn]
pl-etelice of Consistency.
The latest confession is that of ReprcsentatlTi
sperry, <.f Connecticut, wno, iu a spi --h madi
al a public dinner iu New I lav _ last w.-ek
said he presumed Hu- Ways .ind .Mi .ins Com
millee would report a tariff bill ihat lie shi.nl.
bare to vot.- against because ii was likely u
contain provisions witii reference io artrrlw
manufactured in his district ami to tobaceo
an Important product <>f iii ? Connectlcul Valle;
?Which were opposed to the inter."-ts nf bb
constituents " Vot Inatanci." s;ii>. he in a uni.
post prandial burst i.f.Silence, " I dou'l wain
any cheap Sumatra tobac.-o iu my dist rici unit!
after election. I was told tba! they are gottg
to il.-, lease tin- tax OS Sumatrn tobacco by ."*?
CCUtl on Hie dollar Just before I left Washing
t..n. Now th" tariff on Sumatra toboceo bbs
mi district ami I am not a Free Trader on this
subject*1 As to the duty on c..rs. ts, which ls n
N'.-w-Ilaveii industry, ne Intimated thar bis . "1
league Pi,'>>tt. of the Kew-Haren district, hal
much tlie san:" feeling. Mr. Sperry is tin-.
Democrat in Hie Connecticut delegation, ami it
may be said In behalf of his consistency ilia' lil?
lias always ben understood i.? h.* in fsror of
protection to lbs Industries in which his con?
stituents are Interested, lb* COUld hardly have
baSU elected otherwise. Hilt lie was eic Iel.
and his party cnn.- into power all Hie san.u
a platform denouncing thi* Protection which
in- advocatea, as unconstitutional, a "fraud"
and "robbery." And he is only one of UMUy
wv cannot but admire his frankness, but why
lo.-s he call himself a Democrat?
The great politico -religious question in ian
ada at the present Hine is the proposed inquiry
into the condition of Hu- powerful and wealthy
Seminary of st. suipiec, in Montreal " l*ti
PattieM lats become Hie mouthpiece of a larg.
number of people In the Province of Quebec,
who believe that thc Seminary is not making a
good use of its greal ancome, .'ind who dex lore
ihat, lu view of the onerous ta_ rate iu the
Province, its property should hereafter bc made
to bear Its share of taxation. Hitherto ii bas
been exempted from taxation on the plea that
ls Income was devoted lo religious and i liar
table purposes. Hilt its critics dc larc thai
there la ao seldancs to show thai such is the
?ase, and that, in fact, for a long time it has
nade no public statement of its resources or tin
Imposition made of itu income. Tiny take the
?a. ground with those who say that Trinity
Pariah in this city should not have its property
?xeinptetl froin taxation, ev.-u though it does
lerote its income to religious objects. The
Quebec Liberals want to hare an invesli
(Stlon of the Seminary's wealth and DUB*
icss methods, therefore, ami as the Ques?
ta thus raised ls at once religious and po>
iiicui, it is becoming ihe reigning sensation of
he hour. It is oin- of Hie many Interesting
rrideUCea of the (hd that even ill ('Debee the
Church no longer holds the position of i<.uqtn-s
ioned leadership. This agitation hus been
tarted, not by outsiders, but by men who ara
heins"lves l-'ieii'h-Canadians and Catholics.
Tlie history of the Seminary is Interest lui'.
ind ls intimately bound up with Hie history of
'anada. Originally the entire Island of lion?
ise] was granted to .lean de I.auson, win. in
ended to plant on lt a French colony. Hut bl?
ore he did anything, anoiher Frenchman
lamed De la Dauversiere assured him that he,
)auversierp, had seen In a vision Jesus, Mary
nd Joseph, who commissioned him to establish
religious community on the territory, hanson,
rho had refused to sell lin- land at any price,
iromptly obeyed this Divine command, and
ransforrcd the patent to Dauversiere. who
lansferred lt to Hie Siilpicinns of Paris, ffhea
he colony passel over to Kuglaud the Mon*
real Siilpicinns cut themselves loose from the
i.nreut house, and took the oath of allegiance
o the British Crown. They boped In this way
o make their title to the pruner ly poad; lan it
las still calhil in question until lK?o, when. In
Stun for services rendered in Hi., revolt, a
pedal act was pas., ti eouiruttng their title
'von that, however, did not relieve Hie Sul
ielans from all their troubles. For ns ??,,.,,.
nie always been Caliban in their sympathies
hey bars been frequently opposed and criti
isod by the ritraniontane party. Put lu spite
f all opposition, the Institution bas grown
uorniously |u intlueiice ami wealth, until uow
a property is popularly supposed to represent
**- j fi. money Talus of $.Vi,000,fio(). The Sulpicians
e ' say that this is a gross oveistateiii'-nt, but thus
'?' j far they have refused lo five any exact figures,
<1 And when they ire asked what they do with
their income, their only reply is ihat in 1888
I they expended 81,517,800 in churches, school
1 houses and hospitals. "La Mimrve," the COU
0 , s.-i-vative .journal which defends them, says
ll { that the Seminary is attacked by ultra-French
'l 'i sympathisers, because it has always been deeply
11 | attached t-> tin- British crown. Borne color is
'? given to this rlew of the case l>y "I.a Patric."
which arraigns the Seminary because in 1806
it contributed large stuns of ninney for the de?
fence of Canada against Napoleon.
From these explanations it will bo seen that
th" qiiarrci will be a most acrimonious one, and
lille all such quarrels may involve many who
bare no desire to take pan iu it. It is probable
that Mr. Laurier is one of these; for to him is
attributed a strong article in "I.'I'lecteur." call?
ing upon the people to concentrate all their at?
tention on questions relating to the tarin", and
ignore the Sulpiclau question raised by "I.a
Our regular Albany correspondent explains in
detail on another page the reforms Introduced
by the Lunacy Commission in tlie care of the
insane ut the State. There tire about 8,700 in?
mates of Hie hospitals ami asylums outside of
New-York and Kings County, and they now
have well-cooked food of the best quality, are
comfortably bOUSed, and so far as is practicable
are systematically employed in manual labor.
The expense of maintaining this large body of
insane patients is very creal, Inn Important rc
trenchmeuts have been effected in thc purchase
of supplies and iu other branches Of administra?
tion. The Commission is doing a most humane
work, and is accomplishing many useful re?
forms. Tiieie ure w.-aU spots In the administra?
tion which have ii"t yet been probed; but there
bas been a material impn veinent iu the con
ditton of the insane wauls of Hie State under
reform management
Th.-M- Institutions contsln about one-half of
tb.- insane poor of tie- stat.-. Th.- remaining
(WWO are cared f..r in the Institutions of New
Vork ami Kinus c..linty. Tlie management of
the Kew Tork asylums has always been excel?
lent, nini th.-i-e is no pressing need of tbe trans?
fer <-f tlie Institutions to the stat.*, in Kings
i'..'mtv the, institutions have been brought
nuder political Influence, and their manage?
ment has been fraught sith lucompi leuce Ind
scandal. The asylums at St. Johnland and
Flatbuafa ought to be turned orer to the stan-.
Th.* in-an.? patients would receive more st-icn
tlfic trestment and mme humane care; and a
henry Bnandal burden now borne excluslrely
by Brooklyn taxpayers would be distributed
anion',' the ci nntles. This is a practical reform
whi.-h Mr. Si iii-r.:.. sith the help >.f a Repub?
lican Legislature-, can rosily accomplish.
With sba lani money snd In narrow markets,
i -ii." .. Ivancs ind In wheat in*, bi ? n
-.lsiiy . .uti i\ ed, l. :' und rr the
? Mghly slgnlfl int. Other changes during the
?A-.-'-k hi-..- i. a mewhal c ntradictory In char
? ?I the Impr i vernen c capet ted make 11 om?
i natively little pi igress, Ones more ths talk
ai. .ut coming chsnges .-f ihe tariff has Influ?
ence li ? . - ' ? hes ..f buslni vs, ;;;-. I c m
merclal dlsi I m various i si ;:? of the
ni thal v. bil.- the un -rt linty
- -?.inti.ii recovery .-f trade ls n it
ahfedpsted. Ti,- ? ind sweeping changes
to b* proposed i ? mlttee i ll it numerous
pr, tr ;t* .in.i e\, :;.- .lin i|,|, -iatmi nt in s ene quar
tars, as it i\ is after ths election the
party now In power might be disposed to lake i
:\ ri\?? . : ports err
the - ommlti a will rep ii ind endi tv r I i pass s
mes ? ii" 'i" 'ld< A i Its efl upon
Industrlea than either Hie Mills or Springer mu
would h.nc been. But n one can judge b
such a measure may be alb red In tbs il russ or
tn ? *-">-ii r
A great sals of ab >ui 12,000,901 wot tb "f cottons
..ti Wedneadsy i-> Biles, Psbyan A Co. rei ill I
* fully thal th-- market distinctly im?
proved In tons afterward, many feeling that s
solid i.isis bsd been i bed on which buslnsss
? i for some months, T)u- , i
realised were on the whole not materially differ?
ent fr -in those ol tslned In ths A noi
which u.ti* at that lime considered dishearten?
ing, Tie* market seems already to hai bi
accustomed to ?-. lowei rance "f values and of
lerable In ri ase er orders an l
pureba es wai notlci I during the last thn
,'. ? ?;.. bul iii' repoi te l i h inges In
I,-..- been mainly reductions In woolton i
there is s somewhat better demand, as clothiers
ibid they must prepare to >i > part of s year's
es Bren at nns dc ms ri h ?-. sn l In oth< r
ms of woollen goods thi stocks In iii" hands
of retailers n ii ? i.n gradu illy es iauste-1. T i
?ates of wool were very large, amounting at
thr..* Bsstern markets tr. 1,035,1100 pounds,
against Ml ? sar, ? > th: 1 t ?
th.* sales have amounted i" ri.740,371 pounds,
against St,M0it8l laat year, ad sase of only -?"?
j, I* cent Bul -i portion of the buying was nfs
speculative nature, and there l* as >?? 1 littl" .?-.i
? 1. -1 cs that the milla are materially Increasing
th-ir activity.
a serious sstbsch bsa cme to another lm
portant buetnoas tn the < 1 ?,s 1 nic of nineteen of
tbe isrgesl hat factories In tin- country, lo?
ci:',1 at Danbury, and employing aboul 1,000
men and l,aaa women, v long controversj be?
tween employers and the unions ls ths cans.',
but tho employers thi Ives ly that they
might have been <u*-*?,-',i to >-?> on with,mt
Changs but f r the existing prostration of
truds an.1 the threatened affects of tariff 1 1
vision. Th" closing is liable*to affect within
.-i short time ten or fifteen thousand other per?
sons beside til".-'* who now lose employment
in the iron Industry there la-also some disap?
pointment ii--''ans.- the prospect of Increased
h.Ik's of rails in clouded by ;i new combination
of manufacturers, by which, it is stated, ths
Pennsylvania and Maryland works will be
Closed an.l k.'i't Idle. The price of lalla ls sow
fixed ly the combination at Itt at the ero h .
and it is reported thal some negotiations which
promised lari."* purchases have been arrested.
To the Bsstern Iron and steel works it la also
a depressing (bet thal their markets are suc*
esssfully Invaded by tbe Western mills, which
are underselling them and capturing nearly
uti the business, though the aggregate a n
tinu.-s light at I.-st. it,it there has been nome
Increase in the amount of trade, though no un
plowmen! In prices, Works whl. h are al.le to
adjust then.*.,-Ives to tho probable conditions
under a BOW tariff nie evidently trying to do
so In advance of its BnsctmsnL
The stock market was fifted last week about
ti 31 per share for railroads, but sesreely at
all for trusts, the prices of auRar Stocks espe?
cially being affected by reports about the pro*
pOSSd duties. It ls stated that a combination
of a few Senators has Informed those In charge
of the bill that they will defeat lt unless it
mets their wishes about SUgnr, but Ibis ls an
'example which others can follow. The pro?
posal t,. ij.-st.,w |7,MMM ,,r more os the whiskey
tniHt i.y Increasing the tax, thus enabling the
trust to realms 1 higher price for whiskey pro*
doced under the present law. has not materially
affe.-t.-.1 tbe market RaSrsad stocks were ad*
vnnood mala!) by a ?^?-fpslgn agatnst shorts,
but lt was also a help that the ytest earnings
reported show 1 mauler decline Mmpsrsd with
last year than those of previous weeks. Those
reported for November thus far amount to
$15,400,000. agaln.it 118,000,000 last year, a de
oreaue of only 2.7 per cent In passenger earn- 1
I Ings there appears a Kain for the second week
I and la freight earnings a decrease of only 2.;
' per cent. These cannot be taken, however, ai
fair indications of the volume of all domesth
'. trade, since the exchanges through dearin
houses outside New-York for November thut
] far show a decrease of 17 per cent, notwlth
j standing the fact that Thanksgiving was in
' eluded last year, making one less workin
| day. With allowance for that fact last week':
| returns were scarcely as satisfactory as thosi
i Of the two previous weeks.
Business In the grain market was affected bj
| a decrease of over 1.000,00J bushels In Westerr
receipts of wheat, compared with the sam.
week last year, while Atlantic exports were no:
B third as large as thone of last year
and the total for four weeks from both
coasts, Hour Included, was but I2,<m,r,0(
bushels, against 1".,009.U3 last year. The prtc*
advanced 1%C. for the week. Corn receipt!
were very heavy, over 3,000,000 bushels
against l.:',00.000 last year, and though ex
ports also nearly doubled, the price yielded 8
Shade. Cutt..n was B Sixteenth stronger, not?
withstanding the quantity which has come intc
sight this month ls 1 ".0,000 bales larger than las!
year, the exports only 24,000 bales larger, anc
the takings of Northern spinners 20,000 bale:
smalli r. The stock abroad and here ls now
M0?,78l bales American, against LitlRXI last
year, and the manufacture here and abroad
is la such a condition that the consumptior
can hardly be experted to BUUSl last year's
The money market was not disturbed last
week, and lins grown BSStsr with the accumulat?
ing surplus, but there are current sundry runion
regarding an important house in London, wblet
some consider sufficiently threatening to prompt
much prudence.
if old Probabilities gives us on Thsnksgrrlni
Dsy another day like yesterday or Saturday,
there Will be an additional reason f-tr thank?
The revelations Just made In reference t<!
municipal affairs in Toledo are of a nature tc
make Tammany Hall envious, lt appears that
an Investigation lias been secretly carried "ti
for several months by the Ii -ard of Revlslon,
which shows that the moat extravagant methods
and iv. kl. ss practices have prevailed In each
department of the city and In the purchase of
supplies. One oflblal, it appears, has been de?
positing city money in a bank on his own par?
tial account, when lt should have been drawing
interest for the city; another has keen drawing
his salary whenever he felt like lt. without
troubling himself about warrants jr vouchers,
Sttd many other irregularities have leen brought
to light. It is estimated that the dty his lost
hundreds of thousands ?.f .lullars ii this srsy.
It would certainly -km r.i cr, If Tammany Hall
would have hard work to outdo sucl a record.
Fortunately, things are so managed that lt ls
not likely soon to have a chance to mpsrimsnt
lu that direction.
.. ? s
The theory that sh men are Usn except
III..unt, the cterle that surrounded him In
Hom lulu snd his Amsricsn claqueurs is not
even worth withdrawing for repslra
Th.- Brooklyn Aldermen tesrn nothing ly ex
perlence. in spit.* ?.f the tempest >.f trrath
whlcb their action la reference to ralway
franchises aroused s few months aro. they are
at lt. again; nus time coquetting with a com?
pany which has th'- audacity to propose "tin?
ning trolley rogds through ? >me of the AoApt
residence streets in the Heights region. A con.
pany capable of making such, a proposal ough'.
to be dismissed with mt ceremony.
is there any ? ne who di esn't believe that if the
I i\v-Hail rev,Inti..n bad ..curred in April In?
st.a.! nf January Mr. Cleveland would be meet?
ing Congress with an annexation treaty?
? ?. ?
Matters maritime bars occupied a large share
.>r public attention recently. The sucessaful
trial trip of the cruiser Columbia, tba burning
of the Ward Line st tamshlp City ol Alexandria,
? ??:'ui application of electricity es a
motive power "ii the .ana'.-, the active work
..-I end :.n il departure of President Peixoto'a
lllan warships, the launching of the Hud*
son River ferryboat Netherlands and thc nsw
I pal police boat Patrol, the large number
'?:' sm cha by the st,.rms in British Braters, tbs
approaching completion of the drat of the nsw
ships for the American Line of steamers, st
the yards of the Cramps, with many other
matters of minor Interest, hsve Bet many peo
pls thinking tbs! the marine Interests of tho
Nation and ths great port which ls Its gate?
way are gradually approaching ths position in
affairs which their Importance entitles
them t.. bil.
wi., a the American pa .pie start in te resurrect
. i thrones they will tai?- ..:*,?? m..re worth
th dr whil ? than the absurd throne of Hawaii.
The official time ..f the cruiser Columbia bas
i.ri figured out, ard it is found that she made
tl.*, hr...ts ari hour. Her builders thUB Kain a
premium of $ :."i.?.?-tM.. which is the largest preml*
um ever earned. <>r course, they are fully and
fairly entitled to it; but thors is no reason why
*.. large a Bum, or sny sum. should beresfter
be distributed by the Government In this way.
William ll BuUth, who for tn ny years has been
?.lu- superintendent of the Botanical Qsrdsns in
Washington, has. it is Mid, personally directed the
p-Untlna of moi ? than 1,000,00*0 trees rn different
,_lts ut the l'lilted Slatt-n.
Baron Kino ros der Kettenb-rg, a wealthy Or?
man, baa begun suit against the Qovenunent of
Sweden for the recovery lt 1,0 ,060 crowns In the
I,-ir ISM Sweden, being (tuanclally embarn
arrowed at-MO thaters from s merchant Jacob
Krieves, of Luebeck. Tbs sots given al ths I
mu to bear Interest at fi par east This note i*
tow in tin' POBBeaaloa <.r Baron Kettenburg, He
..i ? placed iii*, case in the hands of one of the
?ost-known Swedish Insryers, who has advised his
lovernmenl to compromise with the denman f.T
?06,500 frowns. Sw.-.lon. however, disputes tuc
?liili-i, lt ls sail, un.I will let the case come to
Deacon william M. Mitchell, >>r Hertford, who
Uad last nek at the uko el clKhty-livt* years, had
tad only twenty-one birthdays, h.* was born on
february B, Ihm
Queen Vlctl la has presented te the Pitcairn
'slanders a Rna lifeboat, which win lu* tnki-n to
them from Rsqulnsault, ii. c., by the Pastas fiai
<hi|i Royal Arthur.
The City Marshal of BOStOS mire than sixty
,-.:irs ar*,' UTI Itsd on.- William I >"> >, and found
a his poaaaeslen a deposll book on tbs rrovldsncs
MtitUtSM for Savings showing that the prisoner
i.e1 deposited $fi.) there. The City Marshal took
BssaaeslBS of the book; Doyle aerved his tem after
tentonee nnd was th?n lost r,i tight Long aft.-r lt
saa learned that h.- dieri bi Chartaetowa, Mass..
raving no known heir, liv* years uro lenai pr...
seedings arere institut.-.1. publications frere made,
ind no claimant appeared, bast week the sum on
lepoalt. Which Ins Increased to nhout 11,100, iv:>..-i
urned over to the Commoners litii of Mfa aaa rim
tat ta
Th? new statue of Sir WlMlim Wallace, at Bal
Invir.', will he unveiled on Thaaksgtvt&g Day by
i --i-e.-it-Knindohlld of W. W. Spence, who gave the
ittitue to the city.
un has i,*:au.\t*[> WISDOM,
rrsm The st. i.onis Plebe Pesaocrat
lecretsry I'arllsle has much batter views on the
?in.trey i|in-Mloti than those which used to bo irx
ireased by lesator Carlisle.
"mm Tin- Si>ili,'*l'..-|.l tulon.
Oovernor Waite of Colorado has abandoned the
lea of wading in blood up to his borse'i bridle in
efence ... silver. Happily he h.i*? something better
o do. iini.piiy. be lm*' something better to do.
Colorado ia nil iiiiht end ha Hui.i it pleasanter to
? ivi-in his gtata (nan to lls-ht the United States.
'rom The Washington I'-.st.
Mello has probablB pmatod hy the AdmlnlKtra
l>m's ll iwultrui |-iHey and Itu reception by th"
imerieaa peopla, mid win continue to conduct his
avolutioa mMMBBtmoAWRaa OmmWSmaWSSm
AND llltlOHT rilOSI'El-TS.
G. BL Dennis, who ls staying for a few days at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel, ls one of the representa?
tive citizen*, of Spokane as well as of the State of
Washington. In a talk which a Trlhune reporter
had with him yesterday, Mr. Dennis said:
"I was pained to read In The Tribune of the
21th the telei-raphed news of ruin and riot In
SiKikane, and I desire, without any qualification
whatever, to denounce it in toto as a fabrication
emanating from a .nost Irresponsible aource. At
no time since the foundation of that prosperous
and enlightened city has such a thing as riot or
dlr-order of any kind been known, nor do I think
such a thing is possible In a etty governed as it ls,
Intelligence being the basis of local government.
The question of the location of the 'city water?
ways has been thoroughly discussed, both pub?
licly and privately, during the two years past, re?
sulting In ita location upon what ls called the 'up
river site.' The dissenters to this location have
graciously acquiesced, and bo the matter rests.
What was telegraphed aa riot, bloodshed and trou
Ms was simply Hil* speculation of a deluded men?
tality, germinating out of an Injunction grunted
by a Judge of the court, restraining the city from
further action, and which In the Imagination of
the mind of the correspondent seemed to forecast
trouble?trouble that did not and could not hap?
"Spokane, through Its people. Its enterprise and
Its history, ls by no means unknown to the peopl*
of New-York, many of whom know lt by peroonal
VlsM and have Invested capital there. Tea years
of unparalleled commercial success?compleBe
luilding reconstruct! in after the sr^at fire of 1889,
a growth in population from 1.5W0 to 35,000; rail?
roads, three of whl?h are transcontinental; street
railroads, electric lights; flouring and other mills,
all of which derive their generative force from tho
finest water-newer !?> America. This u
Itu record. One of the most happy con
oltlons under which Spokane labors ia
the intelligent working or labor element of the
city. DI the T.ism hoads of families, lt ls safe to
Bey that %JM art* workingmen. 1 know of no such
number In any community showing a greater de
|*ree of thrift. The majority of them own and oc
cupjr their own homea, the result of their Industry.
These people are the last to make any public dis?
turbance. The efficiency of the public .schools ls
...ir Just pride, and to their credit lt may be said
rim r .it the world's l-'.iir tbe hlf,-le*-.t praises were
passed upon the work of the children as shown
"Finaseisl circle- In this cttv are well Informed
rej-HrdliiK the credit of Spokane. While it ls true
that the rapid growth of the city, both In wealth
I and population, has made necessary an Indebted
I nets, nevertheleaa Its t.un.i*- Bsd a ready sale in
I this ann other markets, and command always a
| premium. I n'ike many other rapidly growing
| cities, lier.* i-i nut nor ever hu been anything; llk?
a bown. Conservatism is exercised hy the people
In private and public interests. Again, unlike al?
ni'.,-t ..ny other city, lt is surrounded by a wealth
of natural rr.-i._ir... whkh, under enterprising yet
onservattve development, la .lally a-Mirg riches
and commercial Importance to the community. To
the mind of the thousthtful and "practical buslneis
n-i.m ii appeals him demands a verdict The agita?
tion of tba silver question has unquestionably, for
til,- i-i, sent had ita ? Ifect upon Spokane, greal min?
ing inter, ets. .v -vertbeless, when the petition of
sliver a.*; a commodity Bhall have asserted Itself,
and Its price shall bs at least equal to Its cont Of
production, which must be not less than eighty'
.'??nt.--, per ounce, the great mines of the Coate*,1
D*Alesea, Colville, Okonogon and siokan will again
employ li ir ;,.? t quota ,,f taen, thus giving re
newed activity to thia Industry, The timber inter
? ih. State of Washington need no special
;.-., ration except to say that tn ? supply ls practt*
cally unlimited in quantity, and in quality rqual to
ihat of any secUon ot America. The State's agri?
cultural lands, yteldlns for UM at hast twenty
millions ..t busbi ls of wheal with only one a.*re In
ten under cultivation tell their ,,wn story, and this
wheal is io bs ground int,, lt.,nr at Spokane,
"Commercially, and by virtue of Its many rail
re.-, ls. Spokane becoBMS th" great <i :.-?'. ri hu ting
polni for a bugs region. Spokane- phenosMse*1
growth i* the r.-sult of f os-raphical ar.,i .??mmer
,-. ,1 ni ?essity. L'nder the quickening Influence of
rallroadfl and conditions, ??'?,i tr*-.- Bplrit or enter-'
? 11. animates lt. the city will continue to
forward In Its lin.' of progress. In conclu
on, i rt eire to aay that no food ciUsen o' Spo
!-.:.? ? srlll ever be t.rr.-i and feathered, as was in
I In the dispatch of the M from that city.
A. M. ''arnon is one of the oldest citizens, a
man popular because of his enterprise, and thor?
oughly respected by every citizen in that com?
? m
There, was a remarkable manifestation of interest
on the part of the musicians cf the city in the
lirst appearance of Victor Herbert as conductor
,,f Otlmore's Band at tbs Broadway Theatre last
night L'ndoubtedly s good di ii of tt was due
to tin' personal popularity of Mr. Herbert, but there
Bras .uso much curiosity to lc,mi what he would
de wi'h the fanaOUfl Bs?Kary* or-.'anl_ttlon. That
cnrioelty, it m:iy l?- .-all at onie, was --ratified In
b tray that Incresssd th.- admiratlos whish Mr.
Herbert hus always casuneaded. ITadsr his direc?
tion GMb?Ore'a Hand is so admirable an institution
almost to disarm one's prejudice against mili?
tary bands. Mr. Herbert has set a high stand?
ard both for lits programmes and their perform
anec, and his tirst number last night (lt waa the
ov.-rture te TailllllBaean"i stirred up a small
whirlwind of enthusiasm. BS SPSS loaded down
with ll .ivers Ilks a prim.'. dOSSS after his violon?
cello mian tba largest and finest of the set pieces
being a lloral lyre fr mu Mrs. Gilmore. For the
s.ike of variety Luigi COSBSBSse. barytone, and Miss
Mucond.i. soprano, sang some solos. The barytone
ls a newcomer, who was doubtless a line singer
In his day, but that day ls long agone. Miss
Macottda vocalises areli, hst h.-r performances are
too constrain.-'!, or not sufficiently spontaneous-, to
be called BtngtSSJ in the true meaning of the term.
The feature of UM programme of the Darnrosch
Saturday matinee and lumrosch Sunday concert
it Music Hall next Saturday afternoon and Sunday
night neraashar I and 3, will ?>e tha third act of
"Si.gfrled," with Mme. Matern.i as Hrunnhllde
.1* r tirst BtJPSSISSfe i? N-w-York in this role).
BBd Signor A. Montegrlffo, as Siegfried. Mr. Rlch
?i.i Pnrraeleter. ptaatel ant composer, of Haiti
nunv, will make his tirst appearance this season,
aad will play Chopin'* V minor concerto, with his
own orohestration. Mme. Mateina will sing several
i W IgBBt'S son*-*, und the srehSStrs will play the
intermeSSO from "1 ragllacci," the Intermezzo
from '?.Nalia,'' and the Parld vcr.lon of the
haeuser Maechanale.
The sale of single tickets for the first concerts
of the Oral .rio Bodety next Friday afternoon and
Saturday evening will begin at UM Music Hall
thia morning. The solo parts In the mass by
Oreti, which wlB be sung, will bs In thS hands of
Lillian Illili..lt. MTS, Theodore J. Toeit. Malt)
Vaa and Mme. Mslihrka Msailaiia. approsesi Mrs.
Carl Alvs. Marie Maurer, Tlrz-h Hamlen and
Blleabeth i> Boyer, coatraltse; winiam n. 'lieger,
William Dennison. W, R. Williams ind < li.iiloa EL
Clarke lenore; Cbartea H. Haarley, A. I'ahm
Petersen, Frederick Hiddall and Alfred H.illcin..
basses. _
Next Wednesday, l?ing the day on which the
German MUltar) Bands will sive th.-lr last con?
cert In N iw-York City, Director charles Wolff
will present each woman attending the matinee
with a colored photograph of the two bases as
a souvenir of their farewell concerts.
Mr. William Edward Mulligan will begin his third
series of organ recitala In St. Mark's Church next
Sunda-., when he will have ti"- help ?>f Carlos
Hassefbrinki violin: Miss T-lman. soprano; Mrs.
Ldndan, contralto; John C. Dempsey, barytone.
The "|,1st,,ls nn.t .-.?fr.-.-" affair willoh seemed Imml
n -tir r?i*i?mlv hetwern lha toro '?.-;-* gho -",".,"^'_J'Jl_T.<
"V.i'ii ililli"..*-" und""-M.iJ.Mr?Miix, ""willTV.c S n.'itiln,?.
niaharS Harding DatSl ha* pia nn SSd m the matter
by ii not.* v.hieh he wren* to Hr. TBwaaaad In answer
IB Mr. TbOTB?SSSTS r.-ply BS Mr. Davis's . inplaint. Mr.
Townsend will pot Rive oat Mr. Daviss ISttSK "lt waa
niark'-d -p. .sonni,' " he *uys. "and. while I do not con
osSa i" afr. Pavla tba right t.. ?alasi bSbbbb ?n me
abes ho hhBSStf makes ttie nutter BatWBBB BB BaS
topic of conversation nt the i lillis, as I have proof
that he lin* done. I shall raapSSB. hi* word 'peraonal.' "
Mr, Townsend Intimates that there will b* no pUtoie,
nnl probably no coffee. .lth?r, aa Mr. Uovla. he llilnka,
will hardly forgive the "Major Max" crltK-laui and Ihe
r,-iMi "fool."
Mr. DavM ls anxious to have the matter passed over
and forK'.n.n. "I don't want anyi.iing more said about
it," he raserked te ss aeosaaslasaa "i wa* sincere
In what I S-SSte MM Ma*..' fm WM Bf that Burt of
11 ll Iii Issa, tn -t's I'll, of aaarss, I amta'l knew who 'Major
Mas* ama IMS lt wouldn't have ilia'-' uny S-BmSBS I*
l'.il known."
|*T|mil al Mr. Davis, who il" Ott Know thal ht*
letter 11 "Major Mux" wa* wrlt'*-n In I-jnorance of th*
tm- peraaaaltty Sf the "Major," have attributed th*
letter lo pli;ue. Hom* time Blt* Julian Ralph SBBBB a
SOWapaawr ouli-le on "The Dialect of the Kail Sid--."
In thi* ha BSBBBBJBi IBS atorl.-s of that life wrltt.-n ly
Mr. Davin nn.l thoae written by Mr. Townsend In hi*
"I'hiiiiiiii.- l'a.i.i.-n" Barlee, asd rh*..* sraSsssaB to nt,
1 "s.n.f* work. This has kwn iji\.-n as, perhap*. BBS
l^st BBMB for Mr. DaMs* BMUaSJB. BaS lt <io.'? nut hold
?-"I when thut writer SSSBTtB dial ba did Bet SSSW
who "Major Mai" saa*

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