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Page.Col.l Page.Col Aae. S Real Eel ite. 11 2! Marrlaa . l I ?? [ 9 Amuaenv - . .11 .". ?; m ilian. 1- * g M. - .M Uaokcrs.aa Bt IMUIc Notlom .? a Businean Notlets _ ,; I Orean Hleamera .'-'- a , Jv.-iTl an t Rooma-83 ?'? Itallmada .22 ? ? '? IMvldend Notleca ...'-"? '? Real Batala .11 l-a Excuralnnn.?22 4 s. t. ? '?' ? Schnola ..?. i? 4 rtpeelal Nntlcea . . J l Electlona ..2:t ?? ?? .-'- ? Flnan, lal.*? *-: Teai hera .> l Help \'. :..,-? I .13 0 Wlnter Reaortl.II ? * i ll I t, :, .'?? ? JBitBincsB rCoticrs. Leland'a vVladsor Hotel. J., k* :c. il-. 11a. TR1BUNE TEKM:; I'O MA1L. gUBBCRTBEBB. I [~ 1 | |1 year. 8 m o. .'! roo. 1 in liom |3O0 ?2 M $1 00 SOU, 4 001 2 00, 90 8'tt. 2 (KJI 1 Ou txi, _i T, cts. | IKI .. .1 _ _i 8 ct*. eeo .... .... ....lact* 2ox)l _I _1 -IBIcta. r>?il>. 7 daya n week. . l>aiiy, wlth, nt Bunday. Bunday Trlbuna . Waekly Trlbun" . I ly Tl .t,,in? .. Trlbune M< ntl ly . Poatage praaJd iqr Tha Tribunt except as haretaafter ?lati i CITY. POSTAGE Tt,? !aw requlrea that a l-"nt p^atse* ..,,,,, be imxed ' every eopy ol Iha Dally. Bunday or gtmi u- klv Tnbune mnllM for local Sellyery |n N.u V. :k Hty. Thla poatage BlUSl l* pald ?'>' """'' Readen o- better aarvad by buylng tbeir ? : ? ?? .-, ni wa laeler. POKKptN l-OBTAOE To all foralr.i eountrlea '**'',? l Caaada and MexU ,), ?? e-nta a eopy oa Tha Bunaay T I ur.e '-' cenU ii eopy on Dally, S?ml-Vteekly und Weeklv. Tha poatage mum be pald ly ?ubacrlbar. ?EMITTANCEB?Remll by Poatal Ordei. Bxpreaa Orrter. , . k Drafl, or Reglatered l*tt?r. Caali or Poatal Kote. ir aertl la an unrt-Klstercd 1-tter. will bc Bl UM oaraar'a risk. AMgJtlCAMB ABROAD f:,n t >MuH ftte, ol The THbMM al th- MtoWtM place an<l ' nnti? __ _ ... ! ofrW of The Tflbone. "?> Pleet Bl., \ <?? r ? ;, i;.,,. t, re, BarUwIomew Houee. t. c. n, QouM ft Co,, M Nen Oxford St. Pa- - I M .!???? .v <???., " R?e Krriba. !' ?? -,.,t a Co., :ss Rue d? rn.ven.v-. _ M ,raan Harjea * Co.. "d Boulevard lt.o:?amnn. ,:?:? l.yonnala. Rureau dea Etrani. O- : I. i ' it I, lU'fr * Oa I'nlon I n ? ? Whltby A- Co. Vl?nna i> ? ' Auatrlaa Rnnk. Bt. peteraburg Credll Lyonnala Iw neana and trarellen wlll flnd ihe london ottlca of The Tribum l , nvnl.Tt plaea '?' leava their auv'i IU.- rlptlona f?r The Trlhune Trll ., ?? may b? boaghl in Itfttdon tr m Jlesara. S-a ,:. * I ? ? h, S .-t'nimberland-ave., dlredly ?'!> p - ? ?tic Gmr. 1 Hotel. BRANCH OFEICES. 2r.4 Sth-.-ive.. *. e. eor. 23d-at. 132 Cth ave., eor. I2th-st. |42< |umbua-av?.. n-'nr Weat CCth-ft. ji?; Weat 42d at., near eth-ave. S0 B'eal Mtl at., ? ? ar Mh-ave. ?r.7 W'-^t ??::?: at.. between "th ana stn ?? ? l.'.T Ith- i ???? ' mkt 14-ii-st ) ;:?.:? :.,. .,,,. between 7Mh and TiVh a?a. I'gSH .". !? ,\.-.'. between 7?;th and 77th Ma. 11,",-. .".?: ? . 61a( al 10n Raal -1T? i -1.. c :r,.r 3d-nve. IV !':?-? 123th-at. 2-a v>n T-'.-.th-?t. near M idlaon-ave. j 7e- 1-, :,\- .. near v'."1 -' IX ' "?ay. TOO :M-.,\ '.. eorner 4. ft;.,. :?' . .??.. oear Bast 87th-at. "?_? .??:,?:? A, between ?"?'. ind Ith ita ? ?. k.-r-M nenr t'hrl?to( hi i- , . it.. and I57'DI n-at. ?<-? ::; ,\.-,. betweaa ll2vi and lir.th ats. POTJND^TJ BT HORACE GTIEELF"? sr.NPAY, JAXUARI 20, 18pft TIIIKTVTWO PAGES. THL VEW8 THIS MOKNUfO. FOREION.?A di^patch from Rome aaya thal the Itallan troopa have evacuated Makalle. = Lord Leighton, better known aa Blr Praderlck Lelghton, tbe celebrated palnter and prealdenl of the Royal Academy, dled In London. - Advlcei from Cuba are to the effect that ?;om-z hna been wounded in the right leg. DQME3TIC. The Repubilcan State Oonven ti ti wlll be held in Cooper rni m, New-York, on jgaxch 24. B< retary ol Btate Olney has re? celved offlclal word that all the Americana ar reated in SobaAneaburg, except John Haya Ham mond, bav? been releaaed under paroie. . lt is said that Poraker'a frlenda in Oblo are intriirtiine: with Republlcana of other Btatea agalnat the Pre?ldentlal eandidaey of ex-Gov eraor McKlnley. ===== Two flshing schooners from Gloucester, Mass., pnd twenty-foUT men, have been giveti up for loat C1TY AN1? BUBURBAN.?The Ameriean Une ?teamsMp Bt Patil ran aground at Long Branch in n f ,k yeaterday mornlng; the paaaengera were* broughl to this city on an excursion boat; all efforta to release the veaael were unavaillng; more than gl.000.iX?> in gold among the cargo ?tlll oa board, ?=? The Campanla arrlved ln port. and tbe captaln aald that he had anchored t ? aeveral h mra owlng l i the fog. : The valuaMa meea belonglng to Mrs. Eraatua Corn? lng, of Albany. whlch dlaappeared from the dreaaaaaktng rooma of Mrs. Ellen Barrett, of N 19 Eaat Thirty-first-st., were recovered. A committee of the Alderrr.cn gave a hearlng ln regard to the Heine mcmorlal fountaln. : The wlfe of Mnx Freeman, the stase manager, waa fouad dead in her room at the Hotel P me i ?>. Broadway and Flfty-nlnth-at; an overdosa nf morpblne was the eauae. The Lea >w committee on conaolldatlon gave Ita flnal hear !? g ln Brooklyn and ndjoarned to meet In Al? bany. ?' " The Alumnl Aaaodatloci <,f the Col i. ... . r tha Crtjr of Hew-Torb held ? dfnner at the Hotel Bavoy. r=rThe Cycle Bhow at Madl ,s n s.iuare Oarden doaed with a big day'a at tendaace. ===== The stoek market was etn ng, THK WEATHKIt.?Forei ast for tn-day: <; n erally falr. The temperature yeaterday: Hlgh e*t, -IS deRrees; 1 ,we?t, *'r. BVerage, 42'v;. Giite moiif.v to the ammiiit of aboul f.VI.000. rvnrewpntlng tbe admbwlon feea of aome 120,000 \ .. conatltntee tbe m??st lncontrovertlble aod aatUfactory evldeoce of tbe astonlablnu gnc ct-tn of tbe great Bleycle Bhow al Madiaoo Bqn ire Oardea, whlch came to a doae last niirln. ropuuir as wa> tha exhiiiitloii held a few weeka preritmBly al Chlcago, that In this city has gur paas il pven theagoal aaagidne npectationa, and th,- < uic Board of Irade is now ragaged In ronBHlering what to do with tbe thouannda of dollars whlrb it has taken at the doora of Ihe two abowa lt has bevn anggeated thal the Board mi^'lit see Its way to dcrotlBf the amonnt to tlaej canae of the laproreneiit of the roada thronghool the eoontrjr. Certaln it is that no better u?e cooM utajalWj be fonnd for the m?dny. aoff one aaore ealcnlated to promote the Intrresia <>f creihag. ?^. ? Wiiile New-York has BB>M ajpawhaf bf leaps and sttid'-s liiirin^' the last twvnty years, the Bgaalclpg] limits eztendiag to-day as far as Yoiikers. no effurt hag been made by the Na ttonal GorerBgaeml to adapt tha Fadegal bolld liii:s to the altcred conditions of our city. A wnk a?i> we caliid BttentSoa to the deplorable gtate ol aflairs at tba CuBtom Hovae, and t<> tlay we aghttab in artide daacrlblni tha torri blv congeated coadltlon of tha rVaftofoce, whlch, dcaignad t<? meet iiic reqahrefaenti of a city that had I'ifiy-nlnth-st. as its ntteranoat limlt. ls r:,i;,:i]oiisly Inail.-iniate fof tha neeils of New i irk of the presenl day. The detaj of theGoT (?riimt'iit m prorldlag Inereaaed aecoaaaaodatlon ls ;i!i the more anxeaaonable, glnce our Poat offke is tha eeatra of dtatrlhotlon for the entlre (iimtn. cJoaa upon 000 togm of mail matter paaalng througta the iiuildini; <?? Park Bow an.l Broadway and betnj atanaped there every day Of ttu- venr. while its rlnancial importan,'.- N appareni froaa thefad that durlng the flnandaJ y.tw iust eaded it has yielded a n<-t revenue of aome M.S.,000 aa aaaoajat umply aajfAdaDt t.? paj for tln conslructhm of a new and com nbxllous biiildin^'. ? Wlth Mr. Khodcs on the polnt of landin^' in HnfftasBI, aad with Dr. .lameson and the OBBCBn ?f fbe Sotitli African rharteivd Company oa their way home. jiopular iiitercst ln the TYniis vaal rpiestion may be said lo have shifted from JohBBBealajtf and Pretoria to Laadoa, nnd, ao* eorifiaaj t?> the cable (HspatcheB af ?nr corre ?pngflfaH in the British imdroiiolis, mueh excltc m?nt prevalls there coneernlng the measures which tbe Oovenunent may aee flt to adopt for the purpoae of rtndieatlBg Ihe gnthorlty ol the Ctown agalnal thoae Impltcuted in the IM-fated niibustering pxpedltlon. Aa potated oo1 by "Ex Atta.-ho" in .in article whlch we pabilnh to-day, the matter ib-s entlrely in the banda ?.f Mr. Cbamberlain, who, Judging bj bis attitude in the paat. may be etpected to realal all the aocial and pollttcal premrure wbich la bow being broughl to bear upon bini by the frleBda nod aaaoclatea of Mr. Rhodca, nnd lo mete oal to ihe l.nt.-r the ereator of the Brltlab Emplre In Africa much the Mm<- klnd <>f treatmenl as thal to whlch waa labjected a bandred yeara gjio Warren HaetJnga, the fouader ..f England'a Emplre In Indla. To the Womnn's Loyal I'nbn of Sew-York nnd Brooklyn, an orgaBiaation ol patriotk Afro Amerlcarj women, belonga tbe craltt of bavlng fooBded a unlque an-i IntereatlBg Ubrary of worka Ireatlag of the rlae nnd devetopmeal of the American negro. The roUectlon, whlch wlll be found desorib.il oKewh.-ro in .nir cohtmna to-day, is of the moel exftenelve character, an.i is to be stiil further enrlcbed by valuable mann acrlpta and booka now in tbe banda of colored bibllophllea aa aoon as ever a bome can be found for it in oae of the greal puWlc librarlea >?f New-York _ Lord Lelghton lias Burvived his eievatlon t?> the peerage <-tily a fct? weeka, and haa paaa d away before he bad bad time to take poaapaalon of his si-.it in tbe Hooae of Lorda, lo whlcb by reaadfl of the btillianl and varled character of liis talenta he would have proved a noteworthy acceaslon. Bul it waa as a palnter that he achleved bis greateat degree of eelebrlty, and whlle it may be queetloned whether be is .-n tith-.l to rank ln biatory among the great maatera of the brusii. it la ImpoaaJble t.? deny that bis death is n aerioua L.ss. nol alone to bis own country. but alao to Art in every part of the workl, more eapeclally In the Cnlted Statea. For, havlng apenl Bome tlme In Amerlca, be had learned to appreclate Ita manlfold qnalltiea and poaalbllltlea, and In bis capaclty of prealdent of the Royal Academy he contributed more iban any of bis predeceaaora in tbe cbalr of Slr Joahna Reynolda to the friendly rccofnitlon abroad of American Art TBE QBOVRDIBQ OF TBE 8T. PAUL. Captaln Jamiaon, of the st. Paul, caunot be accuaed of any lack of affectlon for hla natlve land. Beemingly be is ao much attacbed to the BollOf the Unlted Statea thal be baa nol patleBce enougb to gel to bis deatinatlon by tbe round aboul and dllatory route of tbe Sandy Hook Channcl, and conaequently be Bucceeded in put tlng hla magnlflceni veaael faat aground obIj a few bundred yarda from the bluffa of Lons Branch lt la nol eaay to avold Uie Inference that Captaln Jamiaon may be a li;ii.- haaty and Impetuoua In bis metboda at tlmea, Poa glbly if be bad nandled bla reaael as the Can panla was bandled, the St Paul would bave arrlved al ber North Rlver pier In good aenaon yeaterday wlthoul the Bllgbtoal dnmage or atraln, and wlthout any neccaalty of tranaferrlng ber j> taai ngera. lt appean myaterioua and pntzllng that the commander of ao atately and aupcrb a Btt'umablp aa Ihe St. Paul abould bave per mltted himaelf to rnn the rlaka whlch Captaln Jamiaon iuvMimai.lv dld run. il.- oughl not to bave been lo too greal a burry to complete bla voyage. llis ahlp was caughl In a fog of ex ceptlonal denslaa, lt was of the hlgheal Impor tance thal every precautlon knowa to tho most prudent and gagacloua of captalna Bhould be carrled oul witb the utmoai care. Perbapa Cap tain Jamiaon may be able to make pxplanationa whlch wlll mlttgate or overcome the unfavor able Jodgmenl wbich bis feUow countrymen may fc.-l Indiued to paaa upon blra when they read the accounta of the accident to the St. Paul whlch ar.- publUbed ln tl.*' ncwapapera all over the Unlted Statea tbU mornlng. Jt may be that Captaln Jamiaon will ..<? able t.> convlnce all critJca thal be doea aoi deaerve cenaure or fault-flndlng; but tbe fad that the Campanla waa caughl in the aame fog that aettled down upon the SL Paul, and tli.a the commander of tbe Engllab veaael took no chancea, bul anch ired the Engllab ateamablp and broughl bla paasen gera aafely to port wlthoul perll, annoyance or alarm, makea tbe taak ..f explanatlon for ?'a]> tain Jamiaon somewhat formldable. The aver age reader and tbe average Ami rlcan are IfhcJy to lako the vi.-w at flrat bluah tliat after ihe extenalve and varled experlencea of the siii;? captalna who croaa the Atlantic lt ougbl nol lo be Impoaaible to avold the Xew-Jeraey coaai even ln tbe thlckeat and woral of f..?>. Greal ocean ateamablpa are w.-il prorlded with appll aneea for aacertainlng the depth of water as they draw near to the ahore at any polnt. Why abould any abip captaln nnd it Impractlcuble to learn by the uae of the lead when be is ap proachlng dangeroualy near tbe coaat of New Jeraeyl Every American wlll bope earneatly thal Cap? taln Jamiaon may be able t.> supply an ex? planatlon of bla actlon whlcb will Bilence all objectora and wlll relleve blm from reproacb. The reaponaibllltJea and anxletlea >.f tbe man who lias iu cbarge the aafety <>r bundreda of paaaengera, nnd of anch wonderful .-tru.-tiir.-s as the foremoat Atlantic ateamablpa, are most exactlng, overwhehnlng and even oppreaalve. It. is nol aurpriaing that acddenta occaalonally happen even to the gtrongeal and atancbeal vea seis; and it is a matter ?>f coBgratulatlon that the paaaengera of tha Bt. Paul had n.? more alarmlng an experlence than thal through whlch they nctually paaaed. They were delayed only u few houra ln reachlng iiiis port, and at no tlme were they ln aerioua danger. They knew that thelr sliip waa ?s gound and well-knlt and a<i mlrable a conatructlon as the best skiii of Ameri? can ahlpyarda eould furnlah. Whlle they wera on board the Bt I'aul, after llip slilp had tOOched bottotn, they felt confideni that both thelr Uvei" and thelr poaaeaalona wera aecure, it ls plain from nll accounta that tho dlacipUne malntaraed on the st. Paul after the groundlng was pralac worthy, and tiie company t.> whlcb tbe siiip belonga dlaplayed eharacterlatlc enterpriaa nnd eaergy ln semiing a btrg>force of vcaaela t<> g^ve tbp prompteal poaalble ald and relief. Bvery consldcration w:is BttOWB to tbe wlahea and preferencea of the paaaengera; and the man ngement of the company has dlatlngulahed itseif by tiie abiiity with whlch tlip emergeocy was met. Sueh an aeehlent as tlils, by wbich no llvea wera lost, and not even a Bingle peraon was ln jtitt'd, will not teud to leaaen tbe popularlty <>f ocean voyagea, lt is an aeaurance aven to tbe most timld and apprebeualve of the aafety of t'loaalfif'tha Atlantic at all tlmea and aeaaona ln ataatnahlpa of the type ..f tbe Bt. Paul, an.i OtbCr vessels of ber si/.c. Wbile it ls lo be ilepji lv regrettad that any poaalble arror "f yudgment on tbe part of any one abould bave broughl nbout tha a^oundlng <>f tha St. Paul, it is eon nolatory to rellect that snch groat prograag has been made in the construction, tbe control, and the direct.on of great tn-enn ateamablpa that loaaaa of Ufe on acrouut of.uny danger or disas ter to thaae marvellous paodnctd of Ingenulty and skill are hgcaajilPj more and more rare every year in proportJon to the numbers of tlio vast* armies of paaaengera V.-t tha aeddent of the st. Paul will uttdoubtedly cauae the re doubllng of every concHvable precautlon t.> avoid even miimr mNhaps t<> ocean ateamahipa, Every captaln will be warncd to cirry pru.lence aud caution even to excess ratlter than to ln voive bimaetf ln the retBOtett ehavee of atrand IllL' his Vessel. 7///: -//.ii/" risii BOOM. Amid ibe*calm dellgbta rJerlTed from tbedlffu alon of the cheering reporta lhal come to tis from all pointa ,.f ihe compaaa concernlng the aacceaa of the Morton boom auch, for Inatanca, as that brongbl back by <?tto [rrlng Wlae from tbe re mot?- South, wbere be has lately been trarelllng and qulte Incldentnlly dropping hlnta from his large, capa !ona muittta a^ to the polltlcal dntlea of his feUow-men, blcb hint> have been im medlatery taken np and acted on, and are Hki ly to r< aull in a tjreat gccnmulatlon of power to the Morton boom?aa perhape, alao, to the Otto Irvlng Wlae pull amld all theae encouragi menta Ihere comea with greal abrnptneaa Ibe nnnouncemeni thal Hamllton Fl*h, tbe presenl Speaker of the Asaembly, wlll refuae a renomlna tkin to the Aasembly. We <'all it abrupt And vct, when one atopg to conalder, it is nol so abe ilnti ly abrupt For it leavea his conatltuenta time to atop and conalder. lt is. to be aore, aomcwbnl early for a member of the Asaembly to refuae a reflomlnatlon, whlch, conaidering all the poaalbllltlea of anap conTentlona, moat be ai leaal nine montha off. Bul Bpenker Flab la probably more conalderate of the feelinga of hi* conatltuenta than any atateaman who erer s;it on a lomdy heigbl and drew puy for public Ber vi,e in an ibaolntely un-eiiish way. He dealrea to prepara ihem for the erenl the untoward erenl of his wltbdrawal from pnbllc llfe. Bo, al this long dlatance from the polnl of tlme when the cataatiopheaawlll occur, be glvee falr notlce to bla conatltuenta thal be is to be no longer nt their aerrlce. We apeak of it as a cataatro phe it will be thal anyway bnt, onberakled and audden, it mlght have taken on the pro p Ttlona of a calamlty. Bpeak< r Flab is entltled to tbe thankfl of hls conatltuenta for havlng led them np by aucb remote and gnarded proceaaea to tbe contemplatlon of what all of them muat conalder a polltJcal bereaTement ln Pntnam Connty the abaenca of Hamllton Flab from tbe polltlcal arena would be aome thlng llke tbe failure of the itandlng cropa, Men would go groplng and gaiplng and neat Ing tbe air and aaylng, "Where are wc now?" and "ls there any bope left for free in>iitti tions?' But all is not loat. T.? the tboughtfol patrloti who consider wlth wbal unBelflshneaa and devotlon Hamllton Flab lias Bervcd Ihem for so many yeara the BUggi atlon thal bc cannol al wnya be at their commnnd; ibal ?ome llmc Ihey muat forcgo his aorvlcea Bnd aelecl hla buc cessor, comea, of courae, wlth a aenantion of ji.iin; aomelhing, Indml, whlch can only be d Bcrlbed adequately aa a dull tbud. He haa \?- a ao able and, ao enterprlalngj ao rcraatlle, and n;-., al, ao Bucceaafnl. rhddom has a man exbibll ,?l in public llfe auch ductlllty, atich readim aa ? rcsource, bucIi wlHlngncaa to adapl himself tu elr umstance, aucb submergence of aelf ln Ihe greal purpoae of tervlng In a generai way ibe common weal, and. Ineulentally, tbo bral go??d ?,f the bost cltlxena of Putnam d nnty, of wbom be haa never dlsgTil.? d from bimaelf ihe faci thal be was 01.f Ihe chlefcnl and b Jt No one knowa better than bimaelf thal Ihe Iobi ol Uamllton Flah from public llfe a ukl be ? De of tboae Btirring eventa for whl h fuig* would be ael al hnlf-manl and mlnute-guna would he Bred In many placea, lt la dlffl ult, ln :? ? i. ? ? rontemplate II wlth ralmneaa Mr. Flab I lm* II realizes the awfulne?a of ihe aituntli n when b glvea liis conatltnentB nlne montha' noll ?? ih bis long perlod ? f -? If-eaerifl ->? ls al on ? nd; Ih it ha wlll no longer Immolate bimaelf , a 1 altar of bl? love of country. In glvlng thla 1 ng n itlce "llani" Fiab If we maj l?e permlti this parttng bour lo Indnlge In famlllarlty, an i tha tenna of endrarmenl whlch al auch a tlme rise upon the llps "Hia" Flah haa e?h I I in an unuaual degree thal profound appre latlon of bla public relatlon whl Ii haa ? Ii ira t< liis wbole offlclal llfe. Other* would have walted, and IH Ibe hlow fall. "II im" Flah preparea ihe publ II hy gradti il fl icbi i montbs ?fl i?- |i in p( .;,:?? know ibat gfter hla preaenl t< in of v, rvlce j- Aasemhlyman be u III bare n i,f it. Then wh il hapi* n?? Why, of e mn ? n-bal needa no aiignr ?r aoothaayer to pn !'?'. :m eager pe pl<. Ihi m Ii Hn m< llum >f a apace wrlter, aaya: "Bat, Mr. Fisb, woul lu'l you i ?? gont to be LieutenanMJovernor':" And Hamil lon Flab, wlth Ihe large li< arti 1 alneerlt} wh li baa cbarailerlred all bla public acrvlei. mij ?: ??Xo; I would iiot be Lleutenanl Gorernoi " And \,-t and > el Ihere is one hope left. Thi the offlce ol Gun rnor. "Would you," -ij peralatenl purveyor of polltlcal Intelllgcuee, "would you lake Ihe offlce of (Jovern >r?" Then ab, Iben! "Hara" Flab bealtab - ?? h? peful beaitatiou! Ix '?<? n bla dealre for a ipiii t llfe and hls unnlterable di t< i mlnntlon lo -? n people and hla eountry to ihe but's pnd, aml makea no anawer. Lel us not miwd b m. I.et us appreeiate bla relnctance, and try hy aon ? meanx inaldloua, perhapa, bul In ibe end com mendable to ot ercome hls relu ?? inee I ? eon tlnue in the puldlc aerrlce. Lei a? i memlH?r Tti.it Governor Morton'* relnetanee In n almllur dlrectlon w;i~ eventually overcome by ihe stren noua efforl i of prob iblj Ihe Blggi M Koiir erer made Bacriflces for Ihelr eountry, and !,-? us bope thal aomi where in Ihe near future - ime other Four not, of courae, so btg, bul big enough ?will, as they aay ln the Bowery, "laj rlghl down" on "liiin" i'ish and compel from blm hls conaenl lo be OorernoT of N? w Vork. i:\tll.lsil \\l> ABEBICAS JOVRXAURU. Artbur Ret??l Klmball, tbe accompllBbed Kditor of "The W'at, rbur.v K'onn.i Ameriean." doea do| take the gloomy rlew of Ameriean Journallsm beld by tbe Rer. I>r. << A. (tordon, of the Old Sotnh Churcn, Boaton. lt may be remembered that when i>r. QordOB retunied i few months BffO from a visit to Bnghind be was qnoted all over the eountry as bewaillng the dlagraceful Inferlorlty of the Ameriean aecuhir preaa com parefJ wlth tha Britlah. ln. Qordon'a peraonal oplnion is not, perhapa, as Intereatlng to othera aa it is to bimaelf, bul lt la nndonbtedly abared by a greal many Amerlcaaa, who. ln tb< !r dla gnai nt certaln typea of MgutteninlpeM Jonrnal ism ln this coontry, seem lo forgel that there are any other typea, whlch are more truly repre aentatlre of lt. Llke l>r. Oordon, Mr. Klmball lias r.ntly been rialtlng England, aml whlle there made a doae atndy of BngHata Journallam. The reaulta of thla atndy, whlch be glvea in tbe lasl laaue of "Tbe CongregationallBt,M mnal be gratlfylng to all Amerlcaaa; for be abowa that tbe atippoac I Buperiorlty of Bngllah Journalurm is utrgely Imaglnary. There are three reapaeta, na aaya, iu whlch it is aaaumed lhal Kngllah Dewapnpcra are raperlor t<> Ameriean newapapera. I"irst, their reporta are more geenrate and freer fr<>m partlsanablp; aecond, Ihey nrc more free from unclean acaadaU; and, thlrd, thej bare ? better aenee of proportlon In recordlng newa. .\^ to tbe arat polnt Mr. Klmball fouad that Engliab papera "adlt" their newa coJnmai Qulte as mueh aa do the moat partiaan Ameriean papera The Conservatlve and I.lheral Jotirnals eonstantly mlntmlie and Ignore tbe doinga of their oppo nents In th'ir aewa articlcs. When Lord Roae bery addreaaed a aplendld meetlng of HftQQ e;i ihu.siasiic people ln Alberi kfemorial Haii last , summer tha Cooaenratlve Joaraala gare a repori l of it fUled wlth lemarka tendlag to ahoa bow i amall and Bnenthnataatlc the aodlencv wbh. ; They dld, bowever, repori the apeechea correct j ly, ao fur aa they reported them at ali. Iu ililj raaped settlng a good e.xamplo to aome Auierf cin papera. No one ongh! to be gurprlaed al thla evldenca of partiaanahlp; for Charlea Mck> cna, who was certainly nol prejudlced agalnat thlngfl KngllBh, haa Iminortallaed tbe bltterpar tlaanabip of Bagfaah JournaUam In one of hla novela. But in theae latter daya we bear ao much of tbe abaolute falrneaa of KngUab J-mrnal ism iii.it many have come to beUere it. Mr. Klmball haa, tberefore, perfonned a aerrlce In bi?:... ng na face to fnca with Ihe faeta ?I.:,,, ng to BonaaUonaUam, Mr. Klmball aaya: He arho reada Britlah newapapera thoroughly w,.,,|,| i,. aurprlaed to llnd In them. atated with ,,.,;,, frankne -. many thlnga whlch an Amerl ,. .,',. v ?. ? ??.,- would Buppresa or only hlnl at. r ?...,. - ,- . Igs in dlvorce trlala, for example, ,.... prlnted with a fulnesa whlch would not be i Und ln an American newapaper of the ,better f.ja?s .:ri,. under ex eptl >nal clrcumatancee. Th difference Ib that no aensatlonal headllnca ara put over theae dlvor \ ? pro eedlnga to call atten .:. What is true of dlvor - trlala was found t . be equally true of other newa claaaed as ?ensatlonal. Facta broughl out of the poUca c urta were glven with brutal frankneaa. but no atu-mpl ls made lo draw attentlon to them by the h adllneB." ln regard to the aenae of newa perapectlTe Mr. Klmball found thal Brltlab Journalhun is ,i comparative failure. The Loodoo Journala bardly noticed the greal Internationa] congreaa of temperance women held In London lnst aum mer, and aome of tbe meagre reporta of it whlcb w.-re glven were diatinctly Blppant At.the aame time all theae papera contalncd expaBded accounta of the dolnga of tiie Court, and the movementa nf titled per* nagea of no Intrlnalc intereat whatevcr. From thla Mr. Klmball con cludes thal the Brltlab preaa ls more narrow and provlndal iban the American preaa; nnd no American vlail >r In London who has trled to linl s..nie iicws of America in tbe London papera wlll be dlapoaed todiapute hla conctuelon. Mr. Klmball auma up the whole queatlon by aaylng thal bo far aa the matter of newa edltlng gwa, it is largely a difference of headllnea. "Pul uver :. newa article In a Brltlab newapaper -jni American headllne, and pul over a newa ??.,,??;.!,. in nn American newapaper a Brltlab "headllne." he anya, "and tbe champton of Krlt ??ish BU|ieriorlty would be greatly Burprlaed to "flnd how aenaatlonal, Inaccurate nnd onl oi "proportlon la Brltiafa Journallam, nnd how on "scnaatlonal, accurate nnd of trtfc proportlon "la American Journallam?apeaklng compara "tively, of courae, and not with reference t" an ? . ,i .1 ndard." Aa a matter of fact, whlle ? nre faulta In the journallam of hoth cou?. tries whlcb need lo be corrected, there are nlac pxcellenclea wbich nre deaerving of cordlai pralse. And in thla country no leaa than ln Rnglnnd Journallam i- tending conatantly to reaeh a blgher planc of Intelligi . ulce an I morallty. TBE 8 ILTATIOB ARBY. I'nl. -s all tbe early iniUcationa are al fault, ..,.i| !- ,i n-markable meetlng whlch haa . ..... i for Pebruary '?! ar Carnegie Mualc II,ii to proteal agalnat tbe tranafer <.f Com ; n illlugl -a Booth and hls wlfe from N.-w Y rk lo s ?"!.- other poat In the Salvation Armj acrvlce. The arrangementa have nol long l.i.n under way, bul already promiaea ..f co I . :;i all parta of tbe country bave I, nol a few of Ibe moat Influential 1:., :i un i v, :.-i. ii of thla i Ity have c irdlally, al ; ,,.i , ..???'!,. algnlfle I thelr wlab to help the atrutl >n '.a every poaalble way, emlnent , ;..|-.hiii.ii -i all rommnnlona wlll be present in full -\ rnp :.- ?.'ii tbe aplrll of tbe nieel ng, Bnj Imxps, It la aald, muy cutnmnnd a hlgb .?. |i u in !..- mi extraordlnary tribute (.. Mr. und Mra. Booth, and one wbolly deaerved ? j m, We .! ? nol tliink, howevcr entbual IKitkera and Ihe audlence may become, : ? ,:,.-. are in danger of puttlng too blgb an mate upon tho Bdellty and dlacretlon with ihe commander and hla wlfe bave exer . . ; large autbority and tlu-ir atlll larger ! . ,m tha beglnnlng of thelr work . ua tbej l..i\.mmended tbemaelvea to , ,,..,,.. of the populatlon, and have lieen liapenaablc faetor In maklng the work lt ai lf .in ubjeel of wellnlgb nnivei - il Intereat and appn Itntlon. , gtalaa farl auggeata the reflectlon that. rcmarl ible aa ihe propoaed meetlng wlll be In i,. n-iationa to ihe Bootha, i: will be stdl more . aa a tribute to ti.rganlzatlon ih, j are. The record of Ihe ,,? Armj ? i?rt< f In polnl of tlme, and Il ... ... -?? rilay thal Ita nature ai, 1 ,,.? rutions v.. re n ?ul?J< iM of J?*i r.itbt-r than uf ..'......iis roneern. M mj of those tu whom no ,,. r?r i.uii. ine ? udeavor ls a laughlng ,?,,,!, :? wi re i '?'?in lhal II was doomed, n il lo failure and exl nctl Q, bul to tbe mlaer ;,!,:, fatpol of maklng Christlanlty contemptlble .,, i ... ,-y. -?f a multltude whoac h.st bul lg Ql ani uapli al na il I. ul ? hesih d. To day it la ./. .1 throughoul n.vlllacd world aa an Imineiiae nnd benefln nl f. r ?-. whoae material and aplritual reaourcea bave lieen controlled and , . , i. |etl with mnrveiloua aklll, and from wbuac iiuNt lt la eutlrelj renaonable, if nol abaolutely ?,,;... io draw cuulklenl aaaurnncea <>f Ita ateady growth and permanenl utlllty. The chlef aig ,...,., ih refore, of tbe Impreaalve d.in. a stratiou win' h Ih iiIhiuI to be made la Ihe rerdlet vrhieh it wlll render ia favor of an Inatltutlon whlcli only recently waa an object .-f general ?napleion or av< rslon. Tbe eatimati whlch will Ihua be conaplcuotuily put upon the Salvation Army we are ready to ,. . pi and rntlfy, aa we are to Joln In every hii'.i ible tribute to the character and naefulneaa ,,f Commander and Mra. Booth. Bul lt aeema t.. n^ that there is reason t-> doubj '..>tb the pro prletj and the advantage ..f proteatlng In auch ,i manner agalnal tii-ir recalL The Salvation ?. ; ,v |a on a Btrlctly mllltary i?a^is. Impllclt, n icstlonlng obedlence t<> ordern and rlgld disu-iidlm* are tbe eaaence ?>f the organlxation :ni,|. v, far aa ii la poaatbla to Jodge, tbe funda lii.inal condltlon of its aucceaa. In tbe exerclae ,,f his undlaputed autbority, and <>f g aagacity whlch bitberto bis not led blm aatray, tbe Oen eral lias declded upon an Important change of c.iiiimai'.l. lf und. r tbe pregaura of oplnion In and outakle of ibe army an oplnion btrgely ln dted by peraonal reapect and affectlon for Mr. and Mra, Booth, and of aeceaalty tonnad wlth? out knowledge of tha reaaooa whlch have in tinci i the General to laaue an order of recall b>' abould siiir-nd.-r bis Jodgmenl and rareree bla declalon, ibe conaequencea mi^'iit be extremely unfortunate. l!<- would in thal caaa eatabllah a precedent t<> whlcb harenfter appeala would ,.,-,,ini.iv be taken on frlvolona grounda, .and would Introduoe an elemenl of dhaorganixatlon Into a mllltary Byatem^ Prom a comparatlvely narr >w polnl <>f \ lew, the tranafer of tbe Bootha aeema t.? be :m error juatlfylng remonatrance. r.ui it is by no meaua certaln thal the General baa blundered, or, if be haa, thal a conceaalon ti, a maaa meetlng would nol nggravate ratber than prevent mlachlef. Uoubdeaa no threat la Intended. <>r baa even 1,-. n tboughl of, by the organbtera of tliis pro teat; bul it wlll Inevltably convey ancb a aug gpBtlon. Por the Impulaa proceeded from the Auxluary League of rhe Salvation Army. and thcrcfore the movemenl t<> keep tha Bootha ln this country ciitains ;i "nienace of dlaconteut and of material Injnry ln caaa of tlnir' removal. The Intenrentlon of auch an laflnence Involvea grave conaldaTatlona of pollcy, bul we ahould ,.xl.t ii.at tha organlaatloa would loaa more than it woukl aave by ylddlng to it. A eorre KpiMidenl of The Trlbune baa auggeated thal the preaini altuatlon is tavorabie for ? dedaratlon of lndepetideuce by tiie American braueh of the Army. Thla ls a ptoposnl which may be worth dcllberate examinau'm, but we gbaearaiy bopa that BObody owins; OBfdiegca to superhr atitlior lty would wish to establish the work in this eountry on a new baatf hy an tct of rehelllon. Our own feelln* is tluit thls would be a pe culiarly unsultabie timefor taklng thclirst step toward a aeparatlon, WBT OAMPOi FAILBD. Marshal Campofl makes ro aecrel of lis sen?e of faUnre. In his otiidal dlapatehee to tie Bpan ish Oovernment he says ffinkly that the Ca> bana have beatea hlm, and ha explalna bow they ? liil so. Tliey (iiitmanoeuvrei. him. AggU aml ogaln be took atrateglc poalthgti t<> heat) then off. Every tlme Ihey mnnaged to slip peat him and puraue their way ancbeckaL Bo confaalng were tbe movementa of the rebeg that the greal .Marshal was literally <lriv.ii 00 the Ishno hy them, aml compelled to retnrn by aea ftom Santa Clata to Ilavana. He tells us, moreoter, this rery ilgnlflcant thlng, that the people of the buand are every where far more fhendly to he rebeu ttian to the Bpanlab troopa, They gjre the former all the anppliea and Inforuatlon th?> can, whlle they atudloualy wlthhoM both fnrn the Bpanlarda, and seem todellgbt In ulaleadisg and betrajring them. As for arma ainlammuri tion. the rehela are about as well auppUed wici them as are the BpBBlah troopa themaehea Ta? .Marshal sup;n.ses they gel them from t!i? rniter. Statea, deaplte the facta thal they do a>t bofci a llngle port aml that the isl.iml laWatcfgd aml gnarded hy a fleet of forty-foor reseebi. It la, in fact. perfectly erldent that theSpaa lsh (Jovernmcnt has blundered poUtlcali far worae than its foremost generai has in mfitary mattera. From the beginnlng it lias mlajueged, and it stlll jiersists in misjudglng, the irsur rcctlon. it regarda it as a mere uprisinu of marandera, chlefly Ignorant negroea, and as ie void of auppori among the better dasses of tu ban people. The fact ls. as Marshal Camps BOW aeea aml tells the wilfully hlind Govea ment. that it is a aerloua Inaurrectlon of th* Cubaa people, led aml partlclpated in by wbli men. aml eren by creolea, as well as by negroea aml c.immamling generai public sympa.tliy. Il is raatly more aerloua than tbe rebellJon oi twenty-odd yeara ago, becauae alnce that timel there has been a tremendooa growth of autona mist feelbig In Cnba. Fully nlne-tentha <?f tbe creole populatlon now belong to aome Home Rule, Reform, Beparatlat or Autonomlal party, and lf they do nol actlrely ald tbe Inaurrectlon they sympathlae wlth it far more than wlth tbe Hpanlsh Government And now what? The greal aoMler-Btateamaa, who reatorcd the Bourbona to the throne of .-;,.lin and baa for many yeara been the chlef hulwnrk of the dynaaty, baa fnlle I. He baa had 115,000 men at his. dlspoeal, and apent more than $00,000,000, and yet h;is fglled, nml baa i?en recalled. Who elae ran bope to rocceed? Certalniy no one, on the name Itnea that Cnm poa followed if there be a change of pollcy, and ruthleaa butcbery be reaorted to. as of <,id, the experiment will be m<>st dangerooa, probably dlaaatroua. lt will be a game at wblcfa two can play, and wh! h a third will BCareely rorard with equanlmlty. ^^mmm The motto of numeroua Unlted Btatea ft-n.i tora aeema to be: "In tlme of peaaa prepare for war?by paaalng mlachlevoua reeolBttona.H The Brooklyn tr.dley companiee, when they run iu, agalnat tha courta, find now and then that they are not ali-powerful. A wholesome u>clsion haa Juat been r^ndcred by Judga Ciement. of the City Court, In the CBM of a col'.ision caused by a trolley repalr wagon drreen at the rate of twelva mlles an hour. in whlch a large ver dlct waa glven agalnat the company. Th?j Utter has aasumed that in maklng rvp.ilrs to its llne3 It had the aame rlghl t,> drlve fast that fire en gtnea and ambulancea have. Of course lt will i ; .is revolutlonary the doctrina lald down by ihe Judge, that "the drirer of a wagon uaed Dj j I., |: ,id company has the same rbrhts as the drlver of a wagon uaed by an in l:\Mual? no more and no lei gherlff Tamaen avldantly thlnka that he de aervea to be pltled. Probably he does, but this city has the Bral call. Tammany'i dlnner to Cn ker before he goe? to Eui pe. poeaibly for good, blda fair to be the ? iplurglng and apectacalar banquat whlch ihe vVlgwam haa ever glven. It wlll ootshlae any dog feaat e\ tr apread by tbe Ogauallea or the Bhoahonea r the Klckapooa on any trlbal n, and the war whoopa will bo loudar and the consumptlon of flrewater equally profuae and unatlnted. Croker la really the epltome of the I mlzation and hns reached tho goal to wblcb .i ; Tammanyitea aaplre. He is rleb and haa made all hla ni ney out of pollttce In waya whlch he v\i;i n t ezplaln and an ao far only be gueeeed at. ii.? ha- been an out-and-out b >aa, rullng the wholc r,.iKt alnce ha came into power, bandllng all the funda that came ln wlthout accountlng t, anybody, and has la these partlculara lllue trate i the hlgheat Tammany coneeptlon of beatl tude. Before h?? became reaponalbb for lr, Tam? many had earned the dlatinctloa ?,f belng the moat iniaiiioiis polltlcal organlaatl n In hlatory. lt was worse than i-v.-r under Bla COntroI, and, even ln its ruln, when he la deaertlng it as a rat dcaerta a ainklng ahlp, it has put off n itblng ,,;' its oid rharacter. The man and the machtne are worthy of each other, and lt la qulte approprlate that th' Inddenl f their aeparatlon, whether lt be pernt inent or otherwlae, should be made the occaalon of the blggeel and nolaleat "feed" known to elther of Ihem. Thus far the Iforrlaon boom has nol derelopej enough atrength to make us afrald that n>n C'able won't be able to bold lt. if tbe chaplatBa of legtalatlve bodlea contlnoe t , mtx for.'lgn and domeotlo polltJca wlth their Invocatlona after the faehlon aet ?,f late at Waahlngton and Albany, lt may not b<> amlss to have a form of prayer preacrlbed for them whlch win not gtve offence to dlatant nattons or ti-?? iiessly embarraaa the home admlnlatratlon. A go,,,i man) people thlnk that the chaplatn'a office ml*nt with advantage be abolished alto gether, a theory whlch galna aupport every tlme one ,,f them makea a f,?,i ,>f bimaelf. Thnt has occurred with conalderable frequency ,,f late, as sotne of ihem have been admonlal ed <m good aecular authority. Whether it wlll raodlfy the f,,rm and seope uf their future BUppllcgtlOBI !,?? mains to be aeen, but If not, noine stalutory 11m Itatlon of their prtvllegea ln this partleutar may not be out ,,f order. ? ? if afayor Btrong puranea far enough his in qulrtea Into the valldlty ,,f the Huckteberrj cbarter, and the detalla connected with it. lt may become auperfluoua f ?r Croker to tell "where he (Ol lt" and clip the bloaaom "f <>ne Bome wbat umbrageoua Prealdentlal poaalbllltg. Another bbl eatata tled up ln chnncery, thls ttme amountlng to 115,060,000 m,,re or leae, pnta ln a cUlm to the attenthn of the transatlantlc rapreeentatlvea ,,f tha Meyer famliy, and some \ of them ara golng to Kngiund to see about it. The nunabar of persons in the VVestern Hetr. : lapbera bearlng that name has never been conv , puted, but lt i.s known to be conalderable, and lf lt were equally dlrlded among them even so ! large a siim aa the on ? named would not make j them more than reasonably well off. PerhapB it I would not BVen do that. and lf the Furopean ; and Aalatle bearera of the wtdety dlffuaad eog j nomen came ln for n share, as they would all i try to do, the apportlonment would be ao amall ai hardly to Justlfy the expense of provlngtifk ar.d dlstrlbtitlng It. There ls beeldea thla tha probablllty that there Is no such estatr ln ttuti. i-tT'c and never haa bacn. A go.,d many vlalon. ary hoards of tho BOTt have been heard of and belleved ln by transatbintlc clalmants flrat tai last, and though no end of tlni- and money haa been spent ln huntlng for them. they have nevtr yet reeovered a piastre or got on tho trall of ?n authentle one, and the prospect of thelr dolng g,, ls t??o remote to be counted on as an aaset af any klnd. Stlll new estates and clalmanta an? sure to turn gp as long as any fools, dreamera and lawjrara are left in the wurld, the latter aa. Ing the only ones to reap any benefit from tha lllusiun. _ ???^?^^M^*^^? FBBBOKAL .Tohn Jamea Tiatf. the port. Is enployed ln tha Washlngton Poatofllcr. Thr Raaataa exiles In I^ndnn. wlll apreal to B* piihlle. to contrihut- to a fun I for the support af Itme. fllapalak. th. ariaow of fiergtoa strpniak. wh? has b?c-n left ta straiu-nod etrciBaiatanaea. The All Around Dlakaaa I'lub, of Hoaton, *flj give it raeaptlon on Pebnaary ' to cumnu-morat. tha blrtbday of charlea Dacktaa Boma one ;n Washlngton rrcalla a atory of Honry Labouohore when he w.a an attaehc of thr Rrltlah LtajatkaB In WashlriKton. One day hr waa alttlng !n his offlce. when a rathrr nolsy lndlvldual cam? ln anl aaked to aer the Mlnixter. "Vou oan't m? hlm. He'a gone out. You mu?t srr mr." "I don^ want to aer you; I want to rro thr t.oaa of tha ranch." aald the noiay indlvidual. ,-A;i rlght." re pi:?l Laboucbere. ?o:ng on with hla writlr..,'. "Taka a rha.r." Thr vlaTtor aat and waited for an hour. Then, with aev-ral plctureaajuc extrrins from pro? fane hlatory, he Inquired how long the boss would be gone "1 ahould thlnk about alx week*," re? pfled Laboucbere, curelessly. "Vou see. ho haajaat salled for F.nslar:d." Dr. I.ym.in At.bott will lerture on "Thr RlraJ Queens" l:i Harrlsl.urg, Penn., on January 2*. When James U'hltoomb Rlley, the port, recently Vtalted Oreenfleld. Ind., h;a home town, the eltlaena gave hlm a pub.ic recrptlon. The Alumni Asaoc'.atlon of Olrard College, Phl]*, lelphta, haa decldci to prrarnt to the clty a atatva of Strj.hen Olrard. th? fotindrr of tho college, to e. plueed on the Clty Hall J'lara, and to cost not leaa than |!0,OCO. A cln-ular haa been iaaued, ln whlch it is atated that "the auin determ.ned aa the coat tnual .over the exi.er.se of th- f.iundntiona, granlt. in :.-?: ii end bronae :tgure. art ln poaltlpn and ftn [ahed It ls aasume 1 that thr lUurr alll br about :,i,.. feet hteh th-- j??(!<--.:* 1 and a..-. easorlea to t? 1 |n k.-.-plr-k' thrrew.th." The qukft but beautlful town of Oxford, In Wor ter County, jfaaaaihuaattBi riaimr the honor of having produred thrrr persona now promlnrnt ln publlc vlew, n.im.-i.. Becretary Olney, m,h* ciara Barton and Benator tVolcott, whoaa mother waa a natlve of that tewn. I). L. Moodv, thr evangellat, to'.d a atory ln Phlla Irlphla the other day about hls i:fe before hla con. [ersion, when a boy of eeventeee. He aald that fhtl. hr was a f.retty bad boy ln hls unregenerate n: a, '?;. in the folUea and errors of the world, L .-.. \ r broka bo far away from his early re jr'ou.i tra.r.lng as to fcr^et to say h;. prayera tery nlght. "I uaed to slr?p with my brother," 1 .! "and if e:;.ner one of ua hapi or.rd to ;;jmp ito i I .I flrat gettlng oi his knL-s, tha cher would awear at h:m v gorouaty and kl.k hlm ot on the tloor." . majorlty of'th- Kp'-ropal dioersea havr glven thlr eonaaat to thr consecratlon of thr Kev. Dr. Batefee of th:s clty, as lilshop of Washmgtoa. DjC. _ TI1F. TALK OF TllF DAY. II la a <irloua and Intrrrstlng colnrldrnce thal th?sreamrnSt. IT.c.l ahould have gone ashore on Bt Paul's Day. Crlmaonbeal-What'a the mattrr with young Hua> g;r.?' Taaat?I undrstand he has loat hls heart "la that all! |ie niakea aa much fuss as lf It waa h!n col!ar-bu;tQ:M?<Yonk<-rs BtateaaaaJL "The gjiailliaaBlaiMlaiiT" tella of an amuslng cor reapondence tha rec.-ntly t .ok p'.ace brtween a Wlaconaln farm- and a local bolbr flrm. Th. farmer wrote aa ?Howa: ?per- Slrs I ha\? i.ooo ak?ra of treea that I want cut. laa oore butjm wllllng to pay tOO h.indred dolera fer an enKl'that w.ll lo my work," and h? went on to explalnust what aort of an engine ha wanted. The boller flrm saw.nat trie engine necrasary to accomjllah the devaalti0n of hls virgitial foreat would cost IMak an(1 Sey lnformed h'.m to thla effect. A week paaaed and thrnh^ followlng plthy eplatla came from thr Wlsoonsln oods: "I>rr?- Slra what ln h?1 -ud I want of an engtt or bil-r lf I had ja.uoj?" At a m--etlng of Frirnda ftm Pennsylvanla, New Jrr>ey und I?.!uware hrld ir^ntly ln Phlladelphla it was deoided to BOBd a petlon to tho Prenldent of thr Unlted Statea and the t0 houses of Congreaa Impreaatng upon them tba div of ua.ng r\rry hon i.ral.le means to av.rt warbttween the I'nlted Btatea und Great Brltaln. AN INCORRIOIBk CA8E. They aay vou wrrr not ln aoole-g ewtaa, Oh. Benjamln I'ranklln, for Him-' That your famiiy creat waa a ttU lo0 jj^ To dellght a "Colonlal bume." You couldn't have rolled up tho^ tro'iaers so short Wh.-n London was apatterad ah dew; Ar 1 vou kept on your hat when fc sent-d at Court Hence, lienjamin Franklin, go : Anl even lf now you w-.-rr glven ahanre Would you do tiie right thlng anarray j ? aa you ahoukl: Bend a miod.-j glance Over a mountalnoua niass of bou^t? N;iv nay; j^uch n-form 'tware too uch to rxpect \V- ki 0W very w.ll what you'd d. 'Mldat your bo.iks you would s-mlle.hough cotlllonB were wrecked - Hence, benjamln I'ranklln, go to! They aay that ln letters you dld a grt work; Thal provi rba ar.d such tblngs yau>nnad; That .lntv's eommand you were n*r known ta ahlrk; That you ranked as humanity's fr'.ei. But never a wrlter of hlatory quotaa Vou ;.- auibor of nne billeta doux; And your p.iper containrd no "Boclety otrs"? Hence, Uenjamln I'ranklai, go to! ?(Washluon Star. Henrl Molason recently exhiblted at ir French Academy of Bcieacee a black diamond i :arg? u a man'. Aat. whlch is vaJued at abjuaw.e.o. It la sa.d to bo ihe largaal black d.amou 1 e.r :oiind. and waa pteked up la Braatl by a mlneworldag in pnvate gioun.is. n walghad 3,a?> aata, or about twtca as mucii aa th. largaot aton of the klnd hlherto discov.red. Wuh-.n a ah^ tim. after Its dtscovriy. about tlve monthe agoit loft nlnetei-n graaunca Of lt? watght, evldentlyy tha evaporation of wuter contamed ln lt. but tl, loat haa now c.-as.-d. Ita CtyatalllM form M earli" perfect, reaembuag that of the artlflclal bla.. dla monda formed by tho cryatalllaatlOB of carfej ls allver crucUdaa. Batlafactorlly BspUlaad.???Wefl, of arl thera. pudence! A*kir.g ma to help you becaaea ou have three wivea to aupport!" "They don't belong to me, mlater; notnin oivt 1 aort. 1'hey beloti^; to me aon-in-la .\s.'- UBmaa> ; olls Journut. The Ueadoa corraapeaaaat of "The Pklkadaaft) Ladaar*' aaya: "it ;s a eurtaata Bomaaaatarf "P* tha Inatablllty of human afTalra that the fornu 1 owaer af tha antlra clty ot Johanneaharg now Haai conflrmed Invalld ta tha wockhoaaa taaraaary al S ihe quatnt oi.i asarkat town of Qnlldford ta s^rty 1 The old man BBfima to have had a most r.nntikabl. ! oareer. 11- w.i ? ln thr s-rvi.e of tn- Baat lndla I Company. fouuht ln thr Crlm-a, ?;ii ****Z wounded at SeOastopol. and afterward paaaed 1 through the Indtan niutiny. He th. n w> nt to ^outa ; Africa. whera ha foaght agalnat the Zulua and th. ', lloers before the Transvaal WM m.ide over to thenfc , Ho bougiu for Mi, his accuaanlatad aavtoga, ?ver i 15.000 acres of tand neat thr ?ourca of tha I.mip*?P* where he made up hla mtad t<> ulttatatdy aatnai Bul war broka out, \\o took up arma agalnat ?" I Boata and formed one ot th? p.irty who held Prt tOTta agalnat them. ln lv>0. when tho KfP'JblW waa declared, bi rafuaad to accept aarvlea w-ie* Prealdeiu KrUgar, and the conseiiuence waa that j his land, upon a portloa of whlch the TraBBvaai i clty of Johannaaharg now Btaada, waa retfaKa* | Thua the old man who llea djrlag wlthout a penny ; ln the World Just eacaped belng rich bryond t6a I dieams of avarlce." Hr was a very amall bov. and* very ragged. but thera w;ls u look ln his eyea of ohrewd mtrlligene' 1 beyond hls years. Hls left h.md he h. ld behllid nia back. but hls righl waa extended, and b.-twe-n iww grlmy tlng-ra hr held a ha!f-.-rioked atunip or ? ilgarette. He had hln eve on i. well-dresaed mau who was walk.tig Jauntlly along the street saina lng hla can-. ? Suv. inlstrr." aald the boy. <}'n"T a niatch. wlll yer. please?" The man stopped f?? naturedly. and amtled when he saw the utrtyjriga? ette atunip. He made a tirneuce of aaorowngw" . pockata for a match, at>.f flnally aaldt [ "'L. K..t onr. bub." The boy hastlly allppad the aturow Into hla pockrt and wlthdrawlng hls l.-ft hand rrow behlad hls back dleptayed a largo box contaimnB an ?aaortmeal of amall boxes. "if yer ain t g? i matchea." aald he "now*a a goad tlaaa,raryjr; t , buy. I got ?i-m all. wax and wood. an som-. ? " ! won't blow out In dr wlnd aa' udd.-rs w at ?Bgvj" i takra yer plck" He sold two boxes for a nicae* l U'luladelphla Itecord.