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? CHANCE FOR REDEMPTION. pR. PARKHURST ON* THE COMMITTEE OF FIVE HUNDRED. _HSajSJHII?ll ST ft? TH? MOVEMENT TO PCROK yHE liXAL SSPUBUCAM ORGANIZATION? AN ANALYSIS OF SOME OF THE FM'.KEs mgckmtlt mscumcd. Tn response to a request for his opinion of JL work and alms of the Committee of Five Hundred, which h.is set out to give the Repub ' ilcan? of New-York an honest, repr?sentative ' organization, the ReY. Dr. Charles H. Parkhnrst bas made the following statement for publica- j ton: "I accede to your request, not because of any particular interest in local Republican politics ? ?s such, any more than I have In local Demo- j crati?? politic? as such, but because fraud of the i quantity and quality of that recently perpetrated Bj the course of Republican enrolment In this j c;ty cannot exist without tainting; everything; that it comes near to, nor be tolerated without bringing dlshon r upon all who fall to lift up tbeir eoloo In Indignant protest. "R Is encouraging to know that there is enough jnoral dignity ani honor remaining In the party j In this city to rls*> up in mutiny against the impudent invasion upon political rights which the Flatt-LauterbaA o anhtnaUon has practised, jt has been looking for some weeks a good deal Ol though the decent anti-IMatt Republicans had not the courage, on the eve of a Presidential election, to defy the Republican Jndaoas who had been trying to sell out the honor of the party for the thlrty-parcao of silver sort of reward. If the Republican party were no morally near death's door that a prmtest against Iniquity and an organised effort to stamp out Iniquity would tend to hasten Its own decease, the more that ? dece.'-s?? was hastened the better, and the quicker the decaying corpse was hurried under ground ? the healthier it would be for the city, the State and th? Nation. "If nny people of honeet pretensions still cling to the aforementioned faction on the ground of It? being the 'regular' organir.atlon, and in that way practically condone and Indorse the system? atic buDdoalng of which this deareputable clique has made itself guilty, such ones, if they had lived In 1TM, would ha\'e borrowed British guns to kill American revolutionists because revolu? tionists were rebels against what was 'regular' er.d traditional; and If they had lived in the time of our Lord, WOUld have prided themselves on driving crucifixion nails because his life and doctrino were subversive of tradition and uni? form procedure, it passes compren? r.sion the blind tenacity with which men of naturally good part? Will "ling to what is transparently false snd odious, if only it carries in Its pocket the ?jattutlats Of 'regularity.' "The Republican party of this city has now bifore it the opportunity to redeem Itself and to oren for itself a new an i a better chapter In 1U , \al history. The ch.araetpr of its Commit? tee of Five Hundred is. in almost the entirety of It? asembership, a guarantee of the solidity and Integrity of Its pu: pose?, but if there can he found cowards enough to combine with the Platt Laut-rhoch traitors to defest the committ-e's. lntentl.T. it will not be the first time that timid ?Jghteoucaeoa has confederated Itself with the devil to the thwarting of the purpores of hon? esty and progresa "There are brazen Insolence and colossal dare-deviltry about these enrolment frauds that Is thrilling. I had thought that Tammany was bad. but the look of the thine Is that Tammany could go to school a good while to Mr. Lauter? bach without coming to the end of what either he or his senior associate could teach them in the way of 'colonizing.' ballot-stufllng, or politi? cal dir ? work generally. "In looklns over th- Summary of Enrolment as produced by the committee of Investigation having that matter In charge, my eye is ar? rested by the statistics furnished of the XXVth Assembly District, in which my church happens to be situated. It reports that there were 1,564 'more Republicano enrolled in that district than there are Republicans living in the district? Which may be good Platt ism. but is dreadfully poor morality. of those fraudently enrolled the same statement informs that twenty-one are In the next world already?no further de? tails specified. A movement must be already moribund that is driven to the straits of re? cruiting from the graveyard. Of 4'.?7 we are told that there is p.. trace, which leaves us to Infer that they nre creatures purely of the Platt Lauterbach frenaled Imagination; or, if put in the terms of ethlca rather than of poetry, that the versatile gentleman, who, in a recent issue of "Ounter's Magazine.' discourse? glibly and prettily about 'hon, sty and efficiency In political reform.' 'lied' that number of fictitious Repub? licans into his ? added rolla for the purpose of stealing a victory that he had not the forces to win. There la also ? memorandum of a con? siderable number of Tammany men who appear to have cheerfully consented to serve as political Btufflng?a circumstance which is interesting not only as throwing a ruddy light on the meaning of th? 'Address on Partisanship' which Mr. Lauterbach recently delivered before the Nine? teenth Century Club, but also as showing the willingness of the Tammany mind to work in as ally when the enterprise is understood to be in the interests of Mr. Lauterbach's candid and public spirited superior. It only illustrates In a small way how easy it is for the Croker and the Platt spirits respectively to clasp in relations ?f fraternity when then? Is any mischief brewing cr any Machiavellian purpose to he subserved. "I do most sincerely trust that the move? ment of the Committee ..f Five Hundred will receive all the encouragement which It so richly deserves, not so much be? cause of my interest in the local Re? publican party, as because I believe In decency and love to see political tricksters of any anil every party cast forth Into the outer darkness of public reprobation." PLATT TALKS WITH HIMSELF. ONE Of HIS INT'il'.VIEWS THAT DEALS WITH THE OPPOSI G BOM MOVEMENT. It h.n been frequently asserted by those who have followed the Investigation of the enrolment that If Thomas C. Platt could escape responsibility fur the outrageous proceedings he would follow his ueual course In such matters by repudiating the en? tire scheme and those of his henchm-:i who car? ried it out. Such action on his part was rather ex? pected by the Committee of Twenty-five, as they knex his fondness for leaving hie frh-nds in the lurch, and they will feel Considerably relieved, therefore, when they learn this morning that Platt, after surveying the situation, has decided for once to stand by his confederares. No doubt he would ? glad to run away as usual, but Lauterbach has been too cunning for him. He has evidently trot the I'o.ss It. the same tolls with Thornton, Oruber. Sims and the gang, otherwise Platt Wontd a*ver have come ..ut as he did last nljjht in defence ?f the shameful froids. Thi? defence, which made Ita appearance at the ?fth Avenu? goto! inst night. Is In the usual form Vest 14 ??Si, ^?^?? "* TSAor mark 'f^tr^ (^ "RELIABLE"^. CARPKTS THE KIND THAT WEAR, k*ln? of ail wool and no ehoddy; pattern? that pleaie; aenijr* that ?ppe.v te the Sitarti? ej,, color harmonie? that tend to beautify and briaht-n the room. No one can ftdl to rhoo?* from BSSOSg our many and varied ?tvle? one tn?t will be perfect for nny r.K,m at the late low price?. ?Men ?111 ,ur*iy piea.e the <llmrlmlnatlnK purchaser who , appreciate? real value?. Furniture in Large Assortment at Small Prices, CASH or CREDIT (OWPERTHWAIT 8f? 104.106 and 108 West 14* 91 WEAR 6?AV. ?ooKlyn Stones: natbushAv.nearfttota of en Interview with hlmeelf. It occupies eight type-written page", and bristles with personalities. Mr. Rrookfleld. Mr. Rliss. Mr. Root, Mr. Smith and Mr. Mllholland are attacked, and ull sorts of terrible things are said about The Tribune, because It has temerity to Insist that members of the Tam? many Hall General Committee and dead men are not eligible for membership in the Kepnbilcan or? ganization of this county. Of course Platt .loes not admit this; he says The Tribune is angry because It failed to get the police printing, though be knows perfectly well?better, indeed, than any man in New-York?that the printing in the year iv.?t, to which he evidently refers, was offerel again and again to thin paper If It would "let up" on bis do? ings. He knows that the offer was lauphed at, as well as he knows that he is lying when he declares the Committee of Five Hundred Is made up largely Of the "Industrial Alliance of four years ago." Most of that "Industrial Alliance" was furnish? 1 by Mr. Plait and went back to him. Its chief offi? cer, John McMackm. now holds a Job In the office of Charles W. Hackett'a friend, the State Engineer and Surveyor. Equally false Is his statement that the list of th? Committee of Five Hundred "Is fraudulent."^ There Is not a single name on the list that does not be? long to a Republican In good standing, and whose owner cannot be found at the address given .-which Is more than can br said of about thirty thousand of those on the Platt organization rolls in this county. When that list was published In The Tribune It was stated that no name was used that had not been handed In personally by the Indi? vidual or by a friend who assumed to speak for him. In case any mistake had been made, The Tribune promised to correct It promptly. A mis? take was made In the case of General Varnum: it waa corrected Another was made in the case of Mr. Einstein; It was corrected ns quickly. Platt says similar mistakes were made in the case of General Rutterfleld, ex-.Iudge Gedney and Colonel Ethan Allen. General Hutterfleld Is one of the directors of the State Club, and was treasurer of the Committeo of Thirty. He has had a week to correct an error, if one existed, but he has saM nothing on the sub? ject, although he has been In correspondence with the secretary of the Committee of Twenty-five and also with this paper. Colonel Allen was vouched for by one of his closest personal friends. He also has' had plenty of time to correct any misuse of his name, but nothing has been heard from him except through Platt. As for ex-.Iudge Gedney, It Is difficult to resist the conclusion that Platt has misrepresented him. Mr. Gedney gave authority to .lohn E. Mllholland to use his name, and, what is more, expressed to his friend, I>r. Seaman, last Wednesday, absolute approval of what had been done by the committee. Another point that Platt attempts to make is that the blame for the fraud rests upon .he plan of the Committee of Thirty. This Is absurd. Tho Committee Of Thirty's plan was practically net aside by Lauterbach when he appointed the Com? mittees of Three to supervise the work In revising the enrolment and conducting the primaries In tho various Assembly districts. The Idea of holding Messrs. Bliss, Root and others responsible for I.au terbach'a deviltry, when It is a historical fact that they and forty other reputable cltisena protestili most emphatically against the entire proceedl| an exhibition of nerve rhat few men except T. C. Platt and Amasa Thornton would be capable Of making. Mayor Strong and good people generally will be interested to know that, according to Platt, "the conduct of the chiefs of the present reform admin? istration has been a thousand times more disgrace? ful than any of the known transactions of Tam? many Hall. Bribery and corruption bave stalk?.1 through the streets day and night. It is no secret that positions with salaries of thousands of dollars a vear have been offered to Republican leaders to betray the organization; neither Is it a secret that CUT THIS OUT AND SIGN IT. FORM OF PROTESI AOAINST THE SWINDLE PRAC? TISED BY THE REECHMEN, The demand for the printed blanks of protest against the fraudulent character of the recnt Re. publican primaries and the enrolment conducted un? der the direction of the Platt-Leoterbaca hench? men and mercenaries has taken on really remark? able proportions. So widespread is the belief of most Republicana In the extent and brazen char ROTTEN THROUGH AND THROUGH. TRAVOS IN THE RECENT ENROLMENT AND PRIMARIES. SatSOlVrS OF AN IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION ?F THE REITIU.H'AN MACHIME IN THIS OOINTT. To the Republican County Committee and the Re? publican party in the city of N'-w-York: The undersigned committee of the Republicana have been engaged for some time In an Investiga? tion of the alleged frauds In the Republican enrol? ment In this city, and In the recent primarie*. After due consideration, and mindful of the gravity of the situation in view of the approaching National elec? tion, we deemed it essential to the welfare of the party that a thorough and Impartial investigation ahould be made by a committee consisting of Messrs. John Sabine Smith, Paul D. Cravath, Adelbert H. Steile. I?enlarnln Oppenheimer and .lohn S. Wise, who Immediately undertook the task assigned to them. Their report transmitting the statement of C. N. Jones, recently associate actuary of the New York Life Insurance Company, whom they selected to conduct the Investigation, is appended. We Wttsl to emphasize our belief In the entire Impartiality and sincerity of this Investigation. Notwithstanding the charges which have been fre? quently made In th? public press, we had no ade? quate conception of the magnitude and enormity of the frauds ani irregularities which have been per? petrated In connection with the Republican enrol? ment and the recent primaries until the investigation of the enrolment in several of the Assembly districts had been made and the results tabulated. In view or these result? there can be no escupe from the conclusion that the present enrolment is rotten ?? ? degree never hefore paralleled In the history of the pnrtj?, nnd that the primaries and conventions In many Assembly distriate bused apon it, by which delegate? were elected to the Connty < ?in? utilice for ISSJg* are unworthy of eerloue con si ?lernt Ion. An ?G??????t??tlon based npon ?neh whoteanie fraud? cannot contimi ml the confidence of the Republic? n parly nor of the publie. We. therefore, urge that the organization of the County Committee for lit?fi be not effected until reasonable time has been given to complete the investigation now in progress and to secure ade. quate relief. Primaries are the fountnln-head of all rep? renenliill> e government, nnd the primaries necessarily sprint* from the enrolment. If the latter Is frniiilnlenl the entire party struct? ure la tainted nnd nnworthy of confldruce ami respect Thi? ?? a ?ubjeet In which every Republican, whether his name he upon the, rolls or not. Is Interested, for all look to the ???" ? ?? ? Ion of Ihr party to secure honest conventions nnd truly representa 11 ? e nom? inations. For the foregoing reasons, and In the Interest of the harmony and efficiency of the Republican party, we earnestly request that no permanent organiza? tion of the County Committee he efferte 1 until the completion of this Investigation Joseph H. Cheats, Cornelius ?. Bike, Samuel Thomas William HrookOld, Atnon O. Mci'o.ik, Ben l.tmln Oppenhr.mer. W.?ger Swayne, KIthu Root. R. C. Alexander, Horace Porter, John C. o'f'onor, Iraac V. Itrokaw, Kllas Goodman. Edward Mitchell, Charles Stewart Smith, John S. Wise, John K. Mllholland, ?. ?. Steele, John Sabine Smith, .:,,.?! H Krhardt, K. W. liloomingdale, Paul l!. Cravath. S. V. R. truger, John Proctor Clarke, Committee. New-York. Jan. if,. 1S96. aeter of the swindle that they ere almply pourlnf In their requests for the printed blanks. In T*"i>":\<>f. to suggestions, and to .'?.ditta!* the requests of this large and Increasing number of an;,11 ants. The Tribuno reproduce! the form of blank, so that any Reputati? un so desiring may cut out the copy, sign hla name ari 1 at 1res? and sen 1 it to the headquarters .?' the Committee of In? vestigation, at No. Ill West Forty-flrat-st Com munlcatlona Should 1??? addressed there to ?'. N. Jones. Following Is a reproduction of the printed blank In a convenient form: NEW YOKK, January ., 1 sor?. To Joseph ?. Choate, Cornelius ?. Bliss, Samuel Thomas, William Brookfield, Anson G, McCook, Benjamin Oppenheimer, Wager Swayne, Elihu Root, R. C. Alexander, Horace Porter, John C, O'Conor, Isaac Y. Brokaw, Elias Goodman, Edward Mitchell, Charles Stewart Smith, John S. Wise, John E. Mllholland, A. H. Steele, John Sabine Smith, Joel B. Erhardt, E. W. Bloomingdale, Paul D. Cravath, S. V, R. Cruger, John Proctor Clarke and others of the Committee: The undersigned, Republican voters of tho.Assembly District, hereby express their sympathy with your efforts to expose the fraud-? in the Republican Enrolment and in the recent Primary Elections of the Republican Organiza? tion ill this County, and assure you of their hearty co-operation in your efforts to make the Republican Organization in this County truly representative. Name, men who had obtained piaros aro threatened With dlaralaaal or have been alamtssed when they tall to obey the orders of the bottina hoeee?. No man, black ur white, has been aafc from the attacka of the city |??????(?? < till??? 111 .? I " To break the force of the ahameful dlscloaures against the Lauterbnch machine, Piati attacks Collins and other Brookfleld district leader?, Ig? noring the fact that the committee of Twenty-five has not spared a ^iimlf- district in its Inveetlsatlona. As for the. XXVth District, he is sadly In ?-rror. lie contends that at the time Of the enrolment by the Committee of Thirty Mr Mllholland declared tills particular district was muffed with the names of "non-residents, dummies and repeaters.?' Noth? ing of the kind was ever said, "n the contrary, the XXVth was one of the few where an honest enrol? ment had always been conceded until Ama ? Thornton ami "Cole'? Sims undertook, with the aid of "Th?" Allen ami Tammany Hull, to capture It for Platt. Perhaps the most pathetic part of the Interview is his fervid prote-t of sincerity in behalf of Mr, Morton His Interest In pol.ties, he declare?, con? sists only i;i his "ardent and heartfelt deal re for a triumph of Republican principles." It was this "nnl'-nt ard heartfelt <|oslre?' that led him to pad the Republican lists with Croker"a followers, MONEYED INTKRKSTS POR MORTON. FKNTIMKNT IN TIIK WKST AS WARNER MI I.I.I : It FOUND IT. Bx-genatO? Warner Miller returned last evening from his trip to th?? West. Mr. Miller spent several days In Chicago and also In Detroit wn? r.? he sas many prominent bankers, bus'.nees sien end capi? talista The ex-Senator went West, he salii, to look after the Interests of the NicRraguitn Canal. Incident? ally, how? ver, he saw many Republicans of Influ? ence belonging to Mir?la, Michigan and other Western States, ami took pains to acquaint him I self with the trend of sentiment on tin- Presidential question. Mr. M.ller said lest evening that lie found a de? cided tendency towiirdAiovernor Morton's candi? dacy, particularly amonl moneyed men. There was a feeling among the advocate? of,sound money In the West, Mr. Mdier discovered, thai Governor ' Morton was the i.afest man that could be put up. This was due ? a ?rent measure to the Governor's I Mooesfnfal and fonservattve career both as a finan? cier and a statesman. Among the well-known Republicans whom Mr. Miller took counsel with in Chicago was ss-flenator Charlea ?. Karw.u, who had exceptional facilities for knowing how the moneyed Intereste itood In the West. Mr. Farwell, Mr. Miller said, was fur Morton, and represented the disposition of thi men of Illinois as extremely favorable t ? th.? Em? pire State's Governor. Th- iieiexatlon from Illinois In the Republican National convention at St. Louie, Mr. Miller learned, would be divided, but he was assured that Governor Morton would receive earn? est tmnoort from Illinois delegate?. In Michigan .Mr. Miller found substantially thi name' inclination toward Morton among business Republican? and those who are i>e|lev.;rS in ???tr..r.e. ?mind money policy While in petroli Mr. Miller was informed that General Kusse.1 ?. Alger WOttM be urged to permit his nurm? to be submitted cand.date for the Presidency. This movement, however could not be construed as Inimical to Governor Morton or likely to result to his disad? vantage Mr Miller was convinced that Governor ? Morton ' would receive votes 'rom the Michigan I lellga?en and that he would have substantial support from iniiiv other states of the Northwest The outlook for the Governor In thai pert of the country Mr. Miller regarded as liii;hl\ en Oursglng. MR CROKER DI8APPOINTS THK BRAVES. ?! ? ?????" IN WASHINGTON < IN Ills way To THIS CITT, IT IS tAIU, TO KNJOt THK BO PIBTT <>r Mit ? i.i:\ BLAND. l: hard Croker .lid not gel back to New-York yesterday from his Florida trip, as BOOM of In m, : enthusiastic Tammany admirera espeeted. Telegrama received lu ibis rltjr from Savannah and other Southern p..inn represented the retired ruler of tie? Wigwsni .e .in?? her? yesterday sfternoon. All th?? regular trains arriving at ito? rail roed ?ta? llona from Southern point? wer? carefully watched by anzi ?ui dtlaens determined to gel th. tirsi ? ? , ,. of th.- hand of the rx-chlef s? be set foot on Man? bsttan soli. l'on ail ti.?? watcher? were disappointed. it ?as said by .-.ini?? .,f Mr Croker*? subjecta erbo allege that they have cunfldentlsl relstlona with him, that be hai stopped oft si Washington to talk over the "third term" question with Mr. Cleve? land. 'I'll?., said il was un ??: lin how long th?' ?? ildi nt m in lit keep Mr. Croker at th.? Mattonai Capital, i.ui tin? ? tance? wre thai lu? would noi be able to tear himself awaj from Mi. Cleveland's society ?.>foi.? to-morrow or neat day. At Mr. Croker*? house, No. ?'? Ksst Seventy-fourth .??'., .; was . ?.;! thai no message had been received therefrom him. end thai he was nut expected until about I i ? m . '?'?? '?. ? . week. ? Usi -f th.? guests t ? ?? Invited t . th.? Tamman) dinner for Mr. Croker, to be given at the Hotel Si.v..y on February " will probably be mails publio *...n after the ? (-Boss's return. YARN ABOUT AN Al.I.ISDN G?.G? HERB. It waa ann.mu . : y? ten iv thai C. ?. Wsrlejr, of No, .v.? West Thin.-.niii-.;!., had received letters from Congressman Henderson, of Iowa; Rear Ad? miral Walker, and other friends ,,f Senator Allison, authorising him to start sn Allison Club In 'his city for the purpose of booming the Iowa Senator for the Prealdencjr. Th? report further Intimated thai General <;. M. Dodge, of No. ? Broadwsy? would i.i the presiden) of the new dub. G?n?ral Dodge lives at the ITnlon League Club, but be con;.? noi be found yesterdsy. The matter is talon by poiltlcisns sa a hoax. Mr. Warley, who ? named as th.? organiser of the club, ;s pi illy unknown to politlclar? in New-York. They ?aid thai it ? luid l>? Impossible to start an ????-,?? boom in this Sit!?. Which WOuld surely ?en 1 a solid delegation :.n Morton They looked upon It, if the report waa true, :m ? Qu xotic under* taking. Jame? 8. Clarkson, who I? Senator Al? lisons lieutenant In th?? I'res.dentini tl.'ht, e.iys that, he knows notning ai. mi the matter. LARY OF IV ?SDEPESDBXT WiM. San Francis, o, Jan. 26.?After the arrival of the steamer Was h tena W, lh<? Pxnams Steamship Com? pany wii! go out of business. Since lie,-ember 1j the company'? employea have been chiefly engaKed In ?rinding up operations arid leauSMI 00 the two other Bteamera of the line hive been relinquished. The Pansas Rsilroad Compsny intend? to con? tinue its operation a? Independent carrier between Atlantic and I'aclllc ports, but future ocean trans? portation will be made through it? connection with the i'ttciflc Mall Company. STATE POLITIC AL XOTES. The last early Republican Convention In this State was held In T'tlca on February 20, ISSO. Roscoe Conk'.lng waa in command. The delegation was ln ajructed to vote for General Grant for a 'hlrd term. General Grant, however, was not nominated, though the greatest tight in the history of National con? ventions was made ?n his behalf. Plait's evening organ In Poughkeepsle is "The Star." It displayed some twinklings of Independ? ence early last summer by venturing to attack Platt's adviser and chief lieutenant. "I.ou" Payn, but long before cold weather set In It was chalne.l to Payn's triumphal car and cheering for him more loudly than the rest. Its Independence died In In? fancy. Such a record naturally qualities It to de? fend the fraudulent Lauterhach enrolment, when almost every other organ of the Hoss remains silent in contemplating these shameful disclosures. A sample of this defence will compare favorably with anything ever put forth by Ananias or his wife: "Some time ago these aam?? people started the cry of fraudulent enrolment because th. > saw that they conili not cntroi the County committee, a new enrolment was demanded In every district that had been carried by the regulars, but the distr.cts car? ried by themselves were to stand, even though it was shown that fraud had been practise! as bare faced as any that had been charged upon the reg? ulars. Tlie offer made for re-enrolment of all was not accepted, for this was not what they wanted. Indeed, It was not Intended from the start a? It would do away with all chance to cry fraud, and thus spoil the game entirely." On such unadult? erated lytr.g any comment would be the quintes? sence of superfluity. The readiness of the Morton boomers to talk about other candidates is to "The Rochester Post Express" evidence of the insincerity of the move? ment that Platt has Started In the Governor's in? terest. According to 'The Syracuse Standard" the Raines excise bill Is fatally defective, in that It permits tho establishment of a liquor-shop anywhere "by the payment of tho required tax and compliance with other simple conditions." "No bill," says "The Standard" "should be passed at Albany this winter that deprives property-owners of the right of protest. The abolishment of boards of excise may be a reform, but no one thing argues for their retention more than the knowledge that before them at least objection may b- tiled and urged to unrestricted extension of th?' SalOOO business. If it be not desirable to invest the county treasurer with the privilege of discriminatine egalnat locality in Issuing tax certtficatea he should be prohibited from exercising his power In any case where within a certain radius there Is a certain percentage of remonstrants. We believe there should be a general acquiescence In the establishment of a saloon, par? ticularly In a residen.?,? district, before It Is legal? ized by either tax or license." ? Mr BrooknehTe remark still troubles the poll. ? .ans, particularly those w-ho are anxious to suc "ed Mr. Morton !n the Executive Mansion. "The expectation of the bosses," says "The Ctlca Press." "is that on account of It being a Presidential year and th? Governor running at the same ttm?, ev?n It? publicans who do not approve of them will swal? low tlielr .It?.??,? tent snd voie for th-lr candidate in the Interests of harmony. It Is quite possible that in this respect they are reckoning without their host. Anyhow, the remark of Mr. Prooktloid h..^ been widely quoted and frequently repeated. A R. publl an President rnlclit win without the elec? toral vote of New-Tors, but gubernatorial candi? dates are made uncomfortable." Kven the cautious "Journal," of Syracuse, admtt.s that the movement among the Antl-Platt Repub? licans of New-York City for n ??%?.? organisation Is "very derided." In his recent lecture In Rochester I>r. Parkhurst said that the responsibility for the present Tam? many government, or what remains of It, In this city, rested largely u?>on Mr. Lexow, "that little tricky Senator of Torn Platt'?," who turned his back on "the gnng of reformers." The worst class wdth whom he had to deal, the doctor said, was the half-be I men. "The better a man Is, if bad." he ?'the ni.,re dangerous h?? is to deal wdth ?- ? the greater hla capacity for mischief. Unmixed depravity I rathe- iik??. There Is a dlrectnesa and frankness about It that leaves you knowing wh'-re you are standing? mi 1 where you are at. That ? why I like 'Dica' crok.-r That Is why I u.se.1 to be fond -,f 'Paddy' Hiwer and 'Tom' Grady, ail other administrative aril legal lights of my city. I feel entire ...riti lence In them. I know Just where I eh ili fin; Diem There :s ?.o Hyde-Jekyll bualneaa ?i?.ut th.-m. Th??.? arc conalatent. When you talk them, ? <? .pie know what you are talking about, but when you talk about men that are '??>> per cent Imp and th* .trier 50 angel of light, the performs! ( becomee ? mplleated, the Intelligence ' - ir auditors goes t,, pieces and you wish that all men were thoroughbreds, either of one, descrip? tion Or the other." Commenting on Dr. Parkhur.it's lecture "The Syra ? Post" r? mirks that he Is a good deal wiser thin when In? tlrst entered the lists against Tam? many. "II? accomplished atupen loua resulta," adda ???;,.? p.,st" ??before he tul ObtSini 1 any fighting ex perl< ? ?.? Th?? leseona he lias learned are lessons ?verj municipal reformer must also learn. ? , . ng ?? It Is kn wn beforehand exactly what : ?.?? ,? the State Contention, "The Pough keepsle Eagle" thinks the question sa to the time jf holding it is a matter of lirt;.? importance, "The BER I'M- WB His ,i PRISON, G?? VUAIUT1KS OF MRS ANNA ASIMNJWAI.U Itttsburg correspondence of The Philadelphia Rec MlS Anna R Asntnwsll, of this city, by whose will th.? Episcopal Hospital, in Philadelphia, In left all her est?t??, estimated to lie U.OUO.OOU, was a wo? man of excellent family end decided eccenti in sumo ways she was quits as peculiar as th?? famous Hetty Green. She was a granddaughter of .1 imt ? Rosa, of this city, who for half a century was the acknowledged head of the local bar, waa twi.lected to the ITnlted States Senate, was a member ol the constitutional Convention of 17'?' ? ? . three tlmea a candidate for Governor of Penn? ini* He own.?,! a great deal of land In the vicinity of Roaa-st., the land where the courl-houae lew stands, sonn? l?.'?It? acres of what la now Itos Gtove, the sir?? of th?? town ..t Aaplnwall, ano mora In thi li-ileii, id District. His son, .lam.? Roes, Jr., was also a lawyer and larve land-owner, Mr? Aspi ? wall's mother wa^ Ann Ross, the daughter of the .-? ?.??? Rosa and she married Edwin Coleman, whos,. father was Robert Coleman, the millionaire mint owner of Cornwall and Lebanon. The issu- ,,f iliis marriage was Mr.. Aaplnwall and her alater, wh,? became th.? wife of Alexander Uvlngaton, .'f Ne? (fork. The Livingston*' daughter, Mary, niar rled Martin I. l>!an>|7i. of New-\ork ?';'>, and are well known In fashionable aoclet) in Philadelphia. All the Colem.m? and their connection, tu Phila? delphia an? understood to look with mor.? curiosity than personal interest on the outci me of the suit, because they never knew rerj much about ui ex j,- t.-i very m< ? h from the lonelj woman whose will has jus! been made public. Mrs Amu R. Aaplnwall, whose will is at stak , married Captain G. .n.?? .Mr, worth AsplnwalL of Ne? fork, and had two ? ?'il; u ;,. ? ; ,,, .,,, ? daughter, but both died before th. ? were of age. Two weeks ago Usi Monda) Mrs Aspinwall'j rema Ina were bun.? ? beeide her husband and children, in Oreenwood Cemetery, it.ooklyn. ,, . Shortly after Mr?.. Aspinwall'a husband a .bath she built h.r.? a large mansion H la picturesque lit location, b. ing on a knoll, surrounded by a thi.-k growth of treea but It la now both lonely and anti? quated, it ti in il..? Ren Venue section of the bast End dlatrlct. The edifice is partially screened by he trees snd a high board fence, and these and the grass-grown drives, combined with the Isolation, quaint ness and quietness of the place, suggest a portion ..?' the peel century hidden away and ror gotten in th.? mar? h of time, it was a nr abode for ibis peculiar woman. She received no calla, refus? ing all attempts to lead her '.uro social relations with th..>.? about her. She hai her retinue ol ser? vants, and ..p,? old housekeeper m whom ant re? lied. Tu.? g.-iienti adminlatratlon ano care ol net ? ....? and the collection of ;-. .,<-. '?"'. ?he turned over to Col,,nel w.iiiam ?. Herron. it !?> eal? ene made him no end of trouble, often sending for him daily, and sometimes several tlmea a day. ??.???? nat.lv he lived not far awa.. . He WSJ wry kind to her, and was about the only peraon with whom sue couldor world get along without quarrelling. Bne was vry fond of travel, ?m I would itart for foreign countrlea upon a fen hours? notice, leaving ti.-r servants in the h .us?? s year at stime, with no mes when abe woul I return. , ??p h-r downtown visiting daya the old carr.age with its one has.?, driven by the worn m driver, and Mi ; Aaplnwall sitting In the lack seat, were aur-n a sieht in the streets as t.. cans.? the observer to turn f.-r a second look al the odd ?quipage. ?.?.?? a remark has b, en paaaed aa to who t...Id-looking couple w.-re. un.? of Mrs. Asplnwsll's peculiarities waa the kind of m ney el.laieted on baying from her bank.r G r bank not.??; she had an abhorrence rhal aeemed unaccountable; nothing would do her but th.- v.diow m.tai When the teller would pueh her amount over the counter Bhe would slip it into the ppsclou? pocketa of her dree? snd walk out satisfied. Mrs. Aspinwall'a aversion to visitors wan carried to the extreme. The housekeeper did not dare to break over the nil- that no one anoulo be admitted, and would at once refuse to take a mes? sage to tier mlatrees, knowing In advance what tha answer would be. .*;?> th.? rvu"'1"?'' "f vt-'*'i,'r??' '',' "** house was smnii. a neph.w even was refused ad? mittance He cam.? from New-York City about two years ago t.. se.? his aunt. As soon after Ills arrival ?is was possible ni mede the visit to < raig-st. It was no us.?; sh.. would not see him. Another and Mill another attempi was ma de by the young man, but .-ach time he met with the aamo answer. The old lady thought it stringe mat he should live for BO many year.? without a thought for her, and then, when she was advancing In years and not very strong, suddenly take a notion to look h.r up. She connected Ma sudden solicitude with S de. sire on his part to become possess.?.! of some of her g.nerou? bank account, and acted toward him ac cordinglv. The bulk of Mrs. Aspinwall'a estate ia understood to be located here, although there are known to be other Interests of hem. Including a good many stocks and bonds in Philadelphia. The Pitts? burg properties consist mainly In unproductive real estate, although It is productive of some rente. It 1? estimated by a gentleman In a good position to Judge to be worth about ??OO.OOo. If rightly managed it would produce more as time goes on, and become Immensely valuable. Some of this property, which Wsa formerly worth only $50 an acre, Is now worth $2?.0?> an acre. Not long ago she gave some land valued at $3",000 to the West Penn Hosp'tal. In this city. It is supposed here that her Philadelphia propertied came through the Colemans. from her father's side, and that they are probably not so ex? tensive a? her Pittsburg estate. The same source of Information thought that the 11,000,000 estimate of her . states should be at least divided by three, and he was of the opinion that her estate would not exceed ?700.000. George W. ?nthrie. a leading attor? ney of this city, is the ?ole surviving executor un der Mrs. Aaplnwair? will, which was drawn here and dated Novemtwr 2. lSfl?. A few days ago Regis? ter Conner admitted the will to probate, and letteti testamentary were Issued, by consent, to Mr. (?uthrle. WHO WILL SUCCEED MR. COWBSf Baltimore. Jan. 2? (Special). ? Republicans and Democrats of the IVth Congress District are greatly exercised over the announcement of John K. ?Owen, the newly elected president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, that he will shortly resign his seat In the House of Representatives. The IVth District Is the wealthiest and most Important in the State. It comprises the uptown wards of this city. Gov? ernor Lowndea has Intimated that he does not see Ihe necessity of calling a special election when Mr. Cowen resigns, but it is more than probable that he Will be persuaded to do fo. Some of the most prom? inent men In both parties are named as candidates for the nomination. On the Republican side they are William T. Mulster. John V. L. Fin.Hay. Robert II. Smith, who was Mr. (Owen's opponent last fall; ex-Congressman H. C. Stockbridge, State Senator Prank BtrolMidga and Captain J. Frank Suppiee. The Democrats named are ex-Governor and ex t'nlted States Senator William Plnkney Whyte, ex Judge Fisher, W. ('abel Bruce, president of the Stat.? Senate, and ex-Congressman Isador Rayner. on the Republican side the ? ime of Mr. Fln.llay is r. ??lived with particular favor, especially by the older heads In the party. Mr. Fir..?lav has repre? sented the IVth District in Congress before, but as a Democrat. "It would be but another sign of the times.'' says one of his admirers, "if he should ap? pear on the floor of the House of Representatives as a Republican, championing the cause of Protection." Mr. Ftndlay supported the Republican ticket last fall. Mr. Stockbrldge has also served the .llstrict In Congress for a term of two years, having defeated Mr. Rayner. Governor Lowndea has limite 1 the time for filing applications for State ofllces to next Tuesday, Janu? ary 2X. There are three or four applicants for nearly every one of the many office? at his disposal. WILL CONTINUE THE POLICY OF QILLAU. Canajoharle, N. V.. Jan. 26 (Special).?A confer? ence between Vf. J. Arkell and leading artists of "Judge," occasioned by the death of Bernard Oil lam, the cartoon artist, was held last night and the future arrangements of the publication planned. Mr. Arkell to-night said: "The policy of Glllam In connection with 'Judge1 will be followed as near as possible, and artists of his own s?l.-ctlon will carry on the work. His cartoon n . - t ? :i :?-. who have been scattered, will he brcught to the home office? Grant B, Hamilton fr m ?Oungstown. Ohio; En? sene Zimmerman from Horseheads, ?. Y., .ind Fred Victor Glllsm from Springfield, II!. Tt might be interesting to know that Glllam received a salary of ?2S.000 ?? year and a percentage of th.? profits from the, paper. I have decided to divide this equally among the staff artists who have been with the paper ti ? years." Mr. Glllam wllle.l all his property to his wife. His estate in valued at $250,000. DEMANDE Sioo.nun FOR FALSE ARREST. Chl-ago, Jan. H?Suit for 1100,000 for false arrest was begun In the Circuit Court yesterday by John K. Crawford against the First National Hank, the Security, Title and Trust Company. Seth Dudley, trust agent of the company: Drvllle Pe-kham and J, I?. Wootley, attorney for the bank. The plaintiff Is secretary of the CUShman I'nlted Telephone Company, and was attorney for the late Mrs?. Eliza? beth Pope, Connected with the Telephone 'Om pany as electrician was A. C. Wheat, who occupied a portion of Crawford's office, and who had access to the latter'? des?. December 3 Wheat was ar? rest? 1 at the First National Hank while In the act of endeavoring to secure the bank's certification to a che.-k bearing Mr?. Pope's name, which, It Is said, was forge.l. ||o was examine.1 by officials of the i,..nk. declared he had not forged the checks. and was promised leniency if he would expos? the guilty person. Wheat theft said Crawford had committed the allege,; forgeries, amounting In all to ?,?????.?.?? Jl.i'pi and tl.tOO, and Crawford was ar rested. Before the hearing of the case was finished Crawford was indicted by the Grand Jury on eight charges of forgery, and the can.? was then dis? miss.?.! In the Justice's court, where Crawford says he was prepared to ?how his innocence. On t.ie Indictments he was hell in a bond of $1.2'"?. In the Criminal Court on Friday Judge Ball stated that th?? evidence on the p,.art of the State did not make . case that would warrant the Jury In finding the defendant guilty. The Judge then Instructed the Jury to return ? verdict of not guilty, which was done, and Assistant state's Atnrney To.ld dismissed the oth-r Indictments Mr. Crawford Is a ?on of ex-State Senat ir W. F. Crawford, of Rock Isla i County, and bas always Btood well in the inlty. BURNING OF A HE ASIDE HOTEL. Gloucester, Mass. Jan. M The Baas Rock House, on the south side ..' ?: si Gloucester, was destroyed by tir.? early this morning. It was one of the Ilnest and largest Bummer hotels on the New-England coaat, and waa owned by the estate of Henry Souther, of Boston. The building was surrounded by many :ln?? cottages all of which are unoccupied .,. thi? season Of the yeur. The fire, whl^h origi? na:? I In the Kitchen, is attributed to an Incendiary, as the building \s.n unoccupied. The entire Pire Department was called out, but owing t> the ins? tan,?,? fi ??? the city proper it waa some t.me before the Bremen roula get to wrk. Several nearby buildings caught Uro from the burniti',? embers car? ried by the wind. The firemen succeeded In saving the latter with slight loss An annex to th?? hotel. containing thlrtv ro. ms. was in the course of con? struction, and the Spick for this, the hotel proper and the furniture sere totally destroyed. The loss tlmated a! fcO.wW. with an Insurance of G?,???. ROUSE MAIL BOXES, From The Washington Star. Postmaster-General Wilson tins Issued an order ?Imitar to that Issued by his pred.sor, Mr. Wan amaker, in regar! to house mail boxes. In 1"'"' and 1891, In response to an invitation by the Postmaster-General, over l.gn box device? were sub? mitted by various Inventors to be submitted to a committee of postal experts, consisting of John B. Harlow the postmaster st St. Louis; Cornelius Van ? Ott. post monter at New-York; Captain Henry Bher w.? postmaster al Washington; James I?.. Belt, superintendent of deliver} In the Washington post office; W. 1!. Smith, of Wsshlngton, postofnes In? ter, and Thomas M Hart, postmaster at Bos? ton. From the 1,003 boxes six were s.-iecte.l as meeting the feasible requirement? of the .ase. A practical lest was given In the us.? of these boxes m gi ?.,,?,.- and Washington with excellent results 'Du? earners, Instea 1 of ringing the doorbell and waiting for some one to answer It, were alili- to drop their letters in ? box. open another compart? ment in the ?ame box and tak?? the letters which had b.eii posted and pro,??! on their route. There a is a saving of tune to the carrier, and house? holder? were v.ry much pleased with the innova? tion. Poatmaater-Genera! Wll?on has now reaffirmed thus order of Postmaster-General Wanamaker, and direct? postmasters and postal clerks and carrier? ?. ? .commend and urge up.,? householder? the use ,,:' mall boxes, The householder must provide bim? sen with a box at hi? own expense, and must se? lect ri..m.? one ..r the ?Ix approved by th.? Depart? ment. These vary In size, utility und cost. Borne ar.? simply ?mall, stout Iron boxes, from which the carrier takes letters that have been posted and then deposits in the box mall which he may have to ,|, liv.-r. Some at.? Intended to be rasten.? I upon the inner ?Ids of the deer, others are design??,? t., be bullt Into the side of the wall when the house la constructed, In the practical tests, collections were made from these boxes In Washington and St. taula for on?' month, l'or these t.-sts the Department Itself sup plie.l the boxes, and, of cours.?, they wer?? placed, noi over the whole of either city, but upon ?.tain selected currl.r routes, and s<ilely with a view to a practica! test, it was found tiiHt they saved t> each carrier from an hour to an hour and a half each lay Mr Harlow, the poatmaater of St. Lout?, and Captain Sherwood, Washington'? postmaster promptly and unhesitatingly gave their fullest In? dorsement to the schein?. The Innovation is looked upon by the Department as one which has every recommendation In Un favor. Not only does It save time both to the carrier and to houaehol lera, but It add? a feature of security In the posting and de? livery of mulls which I? certainly desirable. It was also foun ? In lb? St Louis test thai four times as much mall was handled over a route on which these boxes hid been placed than pre', ions to their u.se. UALIOS INFLUENCE AT W?LK. From the Congi "gatlonallst. Governor Morton, of New-York, row that Hie Presidential bee is buzzing in his bonnet, has begun to play politics, an 1 has not scrupled to cripple the cause of Civil Service in the Umpire Stale if there? by lie may further his own Interests. He has ap p,.Int.?,| a pro:; lunced "apolisman" sa member of the comm'sslon Charged with the responsibility Of executing the Civil Service Iaw, ami persisted in the nomination, notwithstanding the protests of the best element of his own party. This act. and Lieutenant-Governor Saxton's subserviency in niming I'latt henchmen as ohalrnvn of many of the most important Senate committees, are in? dicative of the malign influence which Mr. Platt exerts?au Influence that demand? the most strenuous opposition \' the party Is to retain the conti leu,,, of the voter? of the State. It Is a happy omen that the New-York Tribune and men Ilk. Mr. Choate and Mr. C. N. ?lies are leading In a revolt asalnst such leadership. '7?G.?.?* TU F. HOME TEAM LOST. From The Qulncy (III.) Herald. The glasa-armed toy soldiers of this town were fed to the pigs yesterday by the cadaverous In? dian grave-robbers from umaha. The flabby, one lunged Reubens who represent the (?em City In the reckless rush for the baseball pennant had BETTER BE ON YOUR GUARD. THERE IS A rOi?SIBIUTT THAT A Et'ROPEAN ENEMY MAY INVADE G8 AMAIN THIS TEA? ?A SCOOE8TION IN TIME. The latest newa from London indlcateo th? I prevalence of a great deal of Influenza, not only In that city, but throughout Eflgland and Eu? rope. This is the way the grip of last year started. There Is an unusual amount of coughing, sneezing, headache, pain In the muaclea, espe? cially around the shoulders and arms, cold feet; In fact, all the usual grip symptoms. You may say, I do not fear the grip. But do you not fear the terrible things which grip may bring.' especially pneumonia, which may come almost in e moment and cause your death within a day? More people die suddenly from pneumonia than from any other known com? plaint. Why? Because It comes unexpectedly, because It gives no warning, has no symptoms other than those above stated, and yet It Is the most fatal of all known diseases. In view of these solemn facts, what shall any sensible man or woman do who reads these words? Manifestly guard against the coming of this dangerous disease. How? Not by doa lng with quinine, but by strengthening, by ton? ing the system with some pure stimulant of tonic power. There are many which claim to possess this quality, but there Is but one which actually does possess it. That one is Duffy'e Pur*? Malt Whiskey. It has stood the test of years and is the most popular preparation to? day known to the American people. Physicians recommend It. It Is generally used and it lo universally admitted to possess qualities known only to Itself. Do not permit your drugglat or grocer to persuade you otherwise, but insist upon having what you call for. When A Shirt Rips something was wronz in the mak? ing?. Carelessness went in with tho thrcrtd. Somebody failed to watch somolxxjy else, and tho loss is t!u> wearer*?. arc rande of the best muslin and tho best linee that money will buy, by the best workmen that mon?\v will hire. Carefulness and brain? go Into every .in?. Mnde In men ?ore, nix for S1>t Inai?? ?1?re.I, nix for SI??. Mend v-to-t? far. 01.50 em h. Hook let free. Fancy Shirtings for 18M now ready. Keep MTp; Company, Broadway, bet. 11th and 12th 5ts. Count That shopping day an error that finds you at any Furniture, Carpet or Curtain Counter before you've seen the inside of our store first. The "Why?" of it published underneath. Kidney Shaped Library Tables . $25.00 Large Chiffoniers, with glass . . $5.48 Wilton Velvets, made, laid and lined. 89c Lace Curtains, Reed and Rattan Goods, Brass and Onyx Tables, &c, &c. CREDIT GIVEX. ??????? BROTHERS, 22, 24, 26 East 14th St., >>?r t'nlon Square. NEW VOI You CAN buy GOOD Limps por hoi sii, .suoi?. cu ?, chi ???? or ???-d dim; ?.mis. ???; or til ?'. AI?, tin VOI MAY CHOOSE fr??* n TUOI SA.NU. "MILLER" LAMPS cut a trille n-.,r?? tbSB others, but .ire th* i'hfnpi-nt In lli? end. The new Idea? i,,ur patentai, the latti? li ? of iTorU, Ih? miiferlnl tiaed, make "TTSs_jW '.tr" the lient lump mini??. W a><? make Fins ?rai? an.l Onys Table?. Cataloga?? null??.! oat of cltv. If BOI tOf fiile BJ v. ur dealer come to u? ElWIftl MLLBI & (*?\*?$23??? W and :i0 West Una.?way. an.l ?16 Park Hace. N?w-Toe?. fyt'.ir .,,,,1 Breather buy a ''Miller' ml Bent??, their shins toasted by the basilisk-eyed ratti? driver? from the Wes.. They stood around ?rita gaping eveballs. like a hon on a hot nail, ar.d suf? fered the grizzlv \aps of Omaha to run the bases util l their necks sera long w.th th.rst. Hlrkey ha.I moro errors than 'Voln's Financial School,' an.l led th.? rheumatic procesi?n to the morgue. The Quinrys w. re full of etraw an.l scrap Iron. They couldn't hit a bri-k wagon with a pickax? and ran buses :?k?? pallbearers at a funeral. If three-base hit.?? ?rere ?rowing on the back of every man's neck the? couldn't reach 'em with a feathtr ?luster. It looked a? If th?? Amalgamated I'nlon of South American Hoodoo? was In session for work In the thirty-third degree. The gelten stood about ar?l whistle?! f, r help, an.l were so weak they couldn't lift a ?lass of b?er If it had been all foam. Everything was vellow, rocky end whangbasted, like ? atlgtoasel f?ll of dogglegammen. The earn? was whiskered ar?! frost bitten. The Omanogs were bad enough, but the Quinry Prown Sou had their tins ?ewed up until they couldn't hold a crasy quilt unless it was tle.l around their necks HE WANTS TO DAM THE XIAG?RA. Fruni The Wash'ngton I'ost. When a man talks about damming the Nisi_ Hiver it would seem as If he had a pretty large project on h'.a hands Yet that '.s what Mayor S?, s rioynton, of Port Huron. Mich., is ?etioualy considering, and he taike.l with Senator Hrlce yes tardar for quit? ? while upon the subject. "Since ISA" ?aid Mayor Hoynton to 'The Post* man. "the level of the lakes has QscrsaSBd five feet. This Is not guesswork, but the result of actual measurement, la?; year, owing to th? deepening of the channel, the arster In Lake Huron was lowered nine Inches M> !?!>;?. i? ihat If a dsaa about four or live f>??! iilih be thrown across Niagara River at Grand island. about half-way ha? tween th? fills and liuffalo, ;t will cause tho arster of Lake Brie to r.se. it will lncreaie th? depth of ?ater In the IVtroit and St. Clair river? and In Lake St. Clair. Another dam at the south? ern end of Late Huron, lust above Port Huron, with a canai and lock around .t. will bring Mat] the water to Its normal level In that lake and per? haps another dam might be necessary at St. Marys 'Has the expense b?fn calculated?" "No; but all the engineers with whom I have cos. suited -ay that the scheme Is feasible and thst th.? result would be as I anticipate [am sur? that It would not cost BBBT? .!*?? Ji_?&_*** spent 'n deepening the channels In the lake? an? river? and I am certain, too, thst the cost won M be as' nothing compared to the benellclal reeuiu which would follow." 8MB CHANGED HER MIND ABOUT JOHN. From The Chicago Tribune. "John! John!" Mr HiIIuh ceased ?noring. 1 "What? the matter, Maria?" ?There'? a man In the house! I.'.?ten! ? What?" . , . "I heard a heavy foot on the stairway. Llatsnr Mr. Hlllu? listened a moment. "I don't hear anything." "I do. There! I heard It again!" There was no response but a snore. ".lohn!" Another snore. "John Billas, are you afratd to get tip?" NO response. Mrs. n'.Uus lay down again. "If you can stand it to have the house robbed* she exclaimed, wrathfuliy, "t can." At the end of half an hour she ?poke again. "John!" No answer "John Blllus!" "What's the matter now?" "I was mistaken. There waan't any man in thi house. . . . And there Isn't any man In th? nous? now. either! Hear that, do your'