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ACADEBT or MVSIC I B:tB?Tba wnite Hr?th?r. AMERICA.V THEATRE-B?a:le?Tba Quetn'a L*ce ?OOF THEATBJC?8?g:ia?Tha 9?ell Vlaa Fitiwell. BROAHWAt THBATRE?*-?:l??Tba lllghwayman. CAI ??? rekmhon. Olrl _... pAl.^ - -i -At T:m Mke lt?a?lha ?? aha B.i>r.x MV8F.K?Waa Worka, Orand Oeooene,a?e tme aaatoarai i ., ?, /^?_ BMPIRB VJTrATJtB?2?S30? A Marrlara of Con ?nlene rirrH 4> ajrt'E thbatrb???a:to?T*? yurai b?x OARDEK THEATKB?a B l?- The Hancy Manka. OARfllCK THEATRE 9-* 20-T!ie I.mv Mlnletar. ORAXD OPF.RA HOl'BE ?-?---&?A . Hot Old. r.m*. BBRALD BQVARE THBATRB?B:UV-?:!*?Tha Franch BOTTf** TBEATRB-BdB-BEa-4 Btraagw in Bhaa 84YIXO P1..UR THEATRE--2--*-Th?' Mcdal. KN: KERBOCKBR THEATRB??- -StBO?Aa Arcertean BxMrn B a BIAUB B B Aaaa BetB~Va?4avBI? LTOBHXI ;'lIl'.A.HK-2-?-Tr,t lTtr.ceae and the But BAMKATTA? THBUTBB^:la^?*-J?a BaM Olrl. PIJ M5VRE PALACE -f:*> to tl v,.n -A aua*Yllle. PRO(-"\:>k'S ??? a. m. to ll p. m -% Hvia-v.iia. WAl.l-ACK'h ? HKATRKh-J-Jtlt-A ^?\^JSSSSiit WE IER * FTELDS'S MF8IC I At.I.---S?r(url??qu? l4Tll'?s7"rE.???a:niEATRE-8.-<:15-An Mah f>.r.tleman. ftacE to ^iprrnsfmnUB. Pe*?. Ooi P%*e. Atnuiemente . S lt I Ua Inatructlon 1-2 4 (' E&rtsars : -??"?; ? ? ?"? soticaa..? ? SaM,Vt.?;.'.*.':: ? *n ^?<*>? ? .! : KffiKSae*wa':::::i * ? bTek^v. UHS.*^:. J fe ??^?n,ed-:.:::::io * gg v.^^.... iq g 2Vr b-l?ork iDsrils 8Wk*? SATURDAY. .TAM'ARY 1. 1898. Tffff EaTf/i IWi UORXIXG. effected Sonary trouble la reported ln the eh.in-Tung PrTvlnce of Chlna. whlch may delay negotlatlona with Oermany. -= A French expedltlon has Scupleo riahoda on the Nlle 400 mllea aouth of Khartoum. == Captaln-<Jeneral Blancei haa glgr.ed the appolntments ( I the new Curan Oab ir?. >fn "re who will be aworti lnto offl.-e today. 1?- , f Oeneral Blr Henry Havelock, tbe mlaalrg Brltlah offl :er, waa found and taaen to P?baww. -- A llat of New Tear honora by Quean Vlctorla waa nnnnineed. === tm yacht Bylpb, of Boaton, waa arrecked <'n watimg . Island. ln the Bahama Rronp. DOME8TIC?The Oovarnment reeelpis for Pe e?mi i Bh v. I a Burplua ? r exjpenditurea of fl 730494: Chalrman Dlnsley erave out a ?tate mtiu in regard t< the reveanea expected Irom the new T.iriff law. ? ' Oovernor Lowndee oi Maryland wlthdrew from th" eontegt (or Mr. Gorman'w stat in tne Unlted BUtea Benate. .-The new Controller of th" Cnrrency and the Coramutaloner of Internal Revenue look the oath of offlce In Waahlngton. ? ? Rhi Je Island ard New-B< 'f rd i >tl ?? mllla employlng ahout fortv-nve tbouaand handa, announci I a reduc tion"of wagea -- - H. H. Banna, chalrman of the Hxecu:i\e C n.mit-- of the M.nftary Con- | ventlon. laaued b 11 for II to reconrene at ln diatiapo'.is on January -">. =rrr Heaty sr.ow atorms prevalled ln Northem New-Torb and Pennaylvanla, r= Tbe maaagen of tba pbin for aettllng tw--- affalra of tl I lelphla banka announced thi. receptlOB of aeaenta would axphre on January 8. CITY AND BUBURBAN.?Tba hirth of the greiter dty waa a] proprlately oelebrated. ^~= Rithard Crokrr ar.d other T.'nrnany politlelans retumed to town. ?== DetaMa n* th-'> "?fT*e" ' nient between the MetnopoJU*n and Third AvtinK ]!a'.\av e,,mr.auifcp wc-r? rua-ie publlc. - Tt v... need tbBl O. V, is. rrasK. ' Oovernor < ' ?r'g Snur Harbor, would realgn on January 21. ==s The Appellate Di vision of th ? Supreme Court decided in favor of the loof. on the Brooklyn Brldge, two Jua Ueea aissentlne. ij. The aunimary of the i year> bualneaa at the iub-Treaaury ghowed a large ineren?e j;i cuatoma receipts and a falllng off"in Rold withdrawa'3. =--Stocka were atrong ar.d dull. THE AVKATIiFR.?F^recast ftrr to-day: IJght ?BOW la the ea:iy momlng, fcllowed by falr weather; cold wave. The tem;srature yeatar day: H'.glnst, g>4 degreea; iowest. 3S; aver age, 41. _ ) VEW-70RE, A momentous eJtpeaiment hejflns to-day with the blrth of the u"w dtj of Sew-Tork. It be glns tindor eondlrtona BOt hlchly favorable to laatanl gucccaja; bm wbOe thoro is reaaon to fear thal for nt least fonr yeara the fruits of eouRolidntV'n will bo Dclther hnndsorno nor wliolcaonie, It la couso'.lii^ to rtdlect that a perlod of thnd w'alch counts for rauch !n the lJvea of lndtviiitiala ls ou!y a BtlBUta fraptr.en: of the llfe f<t a niuulclpalltr. and to hope that lt mny be feaaowad by loni? yeara of peooperlty and eoabantmeat lt Ih to lie regretted tbat the reallzation of the projert whlch haa.been thp gubjett of unlTeraeJ disfiis.slon is coiitcmiilatod wltii pro'ouud satlafartlon only by thoso ivho expeot to atriTB BBBoedlatB penoBal proflt from tbe fUstrlbBtlOB of an fuornious publlc revenue. XhaaE ba*? DBVav baea an ovarvbelmlBf aentl ui?nt ln faror of uniticc the onuimunitieR whieh are merred to-day. In n few nrd?nt ?T'lrlt?j Ilkf* Mr. Andrww H. <;iven lt bas Insp.red leep and njiaelflab derotlon, but thero is no evldeace to ?BjOW that a tr.ajorlty of flll the people con ccraed bBTa erw Bhared thoir rathualaam. Tho Important facts iu tho ltistory of the nn fataklaf are f*w anJ for the m. st j.art d'.s eredltabla The Comii]!J?8ion appolntel ln 1890 to Muddef the qutst'.on ei eoaEoUdatloyj recom mended la 1S'J3 an electoral teal of publlc feel Ing. bul 1*3 udvice was rojected by tha Legig* laturo, At.ihe s?f?lon of 1S04 the BropoaaJ waa IBBiewea nnd aeci pted, ar:d ln tbe fnll of that year it waa nubinitted to popular vote, belng one <>t the Btoat Important but least d'.scussed Ifjynei of that ciriiplicated and rTCjDtfoJ electl m. When rhe votes were counted the egpTeailon w.'i>; fouad to be favoralde. On this s'.de of the EaKt Blver there waa a roapeetable najorlty of about .'iT.OuO. but ln ChagB County the ma Jorlty was only 277. and the clty of Brooklyn as lt ^'a* coaatltuted whta the BabariaaloB bin wa^ pigaurt voted against tbe aebeme. There waa no preteneo at the tlme that any deflnlt* oouclueion had been reaehed. The vote was pure'y tentatlva and adviaory, committlng no body In-.^vocably to anythlmc. At tbe enauiii},' gessiou of IE9B tha LegiPlnnipe took the qaea tlon up ln a deflnlte fortn. but on tbe eve of adjourcrr.on: polltical complir-ations defeatcd the conaolid.'it'.on bill. At thi fiosalon of lw'."*. anChcr bill was Introduor-d. Though more ln |ej|lg>ntly oi^poaed, capeoi.'iljy ln BfeOoUjB, ayhCTB aiverse .^entluient hnd rapldly developed, Jt Jad tbe drlvlntr rx-wer of tho Ropubllcan nia cb'.ne beh'.nd lt and waa finally jamiued throUfll aajltal tbe BOfffl BgalitaaeB of Tammany Hail K^ejntjt tho judgnnnt and wlaheaj of tbe Bepub Ih'.in majorlty. Vnder that 1)111 QoTBTBOr Mor ton lllled out a comnjlss'.on of flfteen. aix <>f WbOM BMBabBTB were dBtlgBBtad tfl &* a??:, aud the I>;^isluture of 18f<7 aaVBCtad tlie eharter wblfh li.'td bfaE too hurrlcdly dnfted SEflBf ? .x BaBetBB of BaEEaEBt tol!. That ls the crude lnarrumeut of goTernment. under whlch tbe r.ew rliy of three million lahabltaatj li to i*> admlnlatered durlag tbe next fonr yeara by Tninmany Hail HnwOBl t'e dolgter eoatrlTBBCB ?i 'J jamaa C. IMatt. I' !s a ' ''' r> ?'''''' " pU' '?? n B?UltJ? tude of IntelUgtal a'i(1 apriajhl dtnteaa nmat eootanplata wltb mortjflcati m aad ai rlety. Bat tberc will be bo txenae for ? falln ?? n the part ,if any BBB of them to 89 Infjoeace he i?>*>>' '--'* ^-,r 1'" ' ? t., - ,.. ...... ti;? linprovemeni of aqfavoraeli conditlona and ihe developraenl of a nobley city thar. the world haa ever kfJOWB. Th^re W;M never arapler opportunlty r^r aa Iflnetra. tion of clvlc virtnea. It la the dury as well aa the prlvlloge 0f aij w},0 dlsr ust rl. ln- ?!?,' adtninlsfratlon bg WJjtch its eferaUOM wi' PO?> ataat eare, awnrdlng piaise nnd MBakw wliu oqunl fldolity and holdbig up a stnndard wlth Whlch the ftotual conduet of nffalrs cnn at 'he woral bi* coatraated. Soch tlfUanca i? the one contributinn arhlcta prlvate clttseni can nakg bdtwaaa aloftrhjajg to Um eommon wtifi ? and lt 1b nevcr wholly utwwarded Hut tha Brindi of those who are most deeply Imprcssed Wlth n sense of the loss nnd dtscrrdlt whlch foollsh nnd faltdli-ss party leadership baj inflicted on Ni w Vurk DOfhl not nt this inomi'iit to be cblefly oeeupled wlth regreta and fbawbodJagg. Tha dtj whlch eomaa into axletenoa to day has much to be proud of ln Its pasr nnd cnnnot inlss a great nnd honornblo future except by a rnnker betrayal of tnist on the part of the people than tt ls nt all nacfWrj to npprehend. Knlipht oned. orderly, genorous, rlrh, endowed with In flnlie raaoorcoB, it la not destined to degenerate or for any long sviooession of year-- to Ing be hlnd the front r.ink of elvillaatlon. Our new nil.rs tualce ndtnirable promises. Let us liope that they wlll koop them, and that every eltizcn who ls capable of a moral nspirntlon wlll of focuially reaotre on the flrst day of the flrst year of ? new era to bo hltnself an exnmplc. nnd nn Instrumont of progre**. "RKs P0X8IBLE QOTRWrMWWT." The old Tammany defender whlch Mr. Plntt two yeara np> found bajghwhacklfig between tho liiips preymg upon both pnrtles. nnd for l.iek of nnvthing else ln the way of newapaper aapport took into hla senice as his peraonal organ. makes no pretonce of eoncealment of its delipht nt tha return of its old aaaadataa to power. "Ileroafter," lt aayg la a hurst of Joy. "we shall have respan "sll'le government. We Rhnll be nble to hold ?'a dlstinct party neeountablo for the ndminls "tratlon of Mayor Van Wyck. It will be gov "er:i"i iceordlng to Aruericnn methods." Wlth a vlcloni partlng k! k at Mayor Stroug, whom lt hns made the target of Its scurrllity during his entlre term of offlce for no other reaaon than that he would not permlt Platt to "mn" the clty, lt aays: "A new Mayor wlll start ln oftVe "on n very differont plan, the Amerlcan plnn "of n Kgpooalbla governnient by a party an 1 "the subordinatiou of a public functlonary to "the prluclples and plcdges to which his electlon "wns due." All of whlch. thouph it Bourids very well, ls?as everyhody knows who knows anything of ounvnt polltlcal history or tha reoord of tho par:y which assiunes control of the city to-day- the most ghyamal nonsense. "Responsible gOTtrnmcnt"! "A dlstinct party aevonninble"! Who, pray. is rosponsible fof the government? And who ls the "dlstinct party aeeountabk'"? No noed to ask. Everybody knows Riehard Croker ls the "reapooelbla gor aromaot" Rlcbard Orokor ls the "dlstinct party." No seorot ia made of if. He boldi no orlico. The votors bave put hltu ln no poaltlon of trust, reapODBlhlllty or power, But nothing ls more patcnt or more notor.ous than that he ls the gorerament and tbd party. Whdl else has all this Lnkewood buslnoss signlfled; this rnnnlng back nnd forth of offlce-seekers and bcelera; this abaotate subordinntion of Van Wyck nnd Gardlner and Colar and all the re-<t cf th? elected offldala to Croker; thla adtatatae ment and humillatlon In his presenoe; this con strint reference of all quostions to him alone nrd this perslstont lgnorinp of the men whom the voters elected to poslflons of responsiblllty nnd trust? Whnt else does all this menn than ti.,u Croker la the gpTcrnnaeati tha party?~tho whole shooting match." ln short?aud that the nst are but showpieces nnd flirnreheads? "He ?porjalbla government" lndeed! It's a govern? ment respoDBlble to no one but Croker, and Croker ls r'-sponslble to no one. "Amerlcan plan" nnd "American raethods"! Yes; Btich plan and ench methods aa hnd for tbe'r hlgheat exponent U'liliam M. Tweed, tho nionumeDt.il municlpnl robber of the nge, whom "The New-York Sun" hesloldiered with fTJlaoma ndtilatlon to the very end of his eareer- crown lnp Its hero-worshlp by urping the erdCtloo of a stntue ln his boDOT. Yes; be gare'the plan and the methods the name "Anterlcnn," nnd made lt a shame and disprace, n hisslup nnd a byword all oyer the world. And wa are to re? turn to the "Amerlcan plan" and "American methoda"! Ood help u^! WBAT 18U7 UAS DOSE. It ls an rmlovdy gift of humau nature to re? gard tle past and Ita bountles with little prntl tudo nnd scant appraciatlon, looking forward wlth atarnBl hopa to the nenr future. Kut the dylog year, from whlch all now look forward with aome Impatteocg, when we stand far aoongh from lt to see fnlrly \tx part in th<> Natlon'i history. will probtbly be raeognlatd as epocb-maklng ln nn exceptionai degraa. it hns dooa more ihan many now renlize to estab lish the poaltion Of the Natlon and nssure its future, and generations to come wlll look back to 18i?7 Bi we now do to the yenr of speclo resuuiptlon nnd recorery from the prostratlon of 1873. What frult will come from tbd BBad fflwu this yenr cnn as yet be sunnlsed hut ini parfdcUy; Bawartbalaaa tliere ara gronoda fot bt-llef thnt its results wlll make the year memo rable. It waa the flrst neeesslty of the Natlon to lift ItaeU from the mire of finr.nclal disrepute and mdnatrlal proatratlon into which Mr. cieve land'a four yaara had plonged lt. Foreign af fairs could not be trentcd with n frea hand untll the Nntlon had reeovered Its industrlal and flnanclnl hadependOTJCe, and yet the year's work in foreign relatlona will aaanredly be ramem< bared. The Sawailan treaty will probably chasga the naap of the world. The efforts of the AdministiHtlon have already DTOIlgbt about a marked chgnge in the treatnw.'Ut of Ctitians by Spanlsh nutiiorlties. Nepotlatlons regarding s-eal fliberiei have Ied to tbd enactment of tbe bin approved by the Prealdeal on Weddesday prohlbitlng the lmjiortation <>t eenlskins into thla country, wLich will probdbly huvo nior?' In fluence on future relnlions between this country and Canndn nnd Oreat Rritain than any quan tlty of diplornatlc app.-nls nnd protests. It Is at le.-ist snf?- to Riiy that the year hns not been lost ln foreign relatlona. The reHtoration of indtvstrles has called for fraqrjeal commont. Wbilt each day makes lt charer that the ^ain has been great, lt also brlaga out more clearly the need of funher gain nnd the reaaoua for coafateoca that this also will be Bttalned. The employment of tha r>eoi>le with fair cnij^ubation waa the Bjgeag enry flrFt step toward any Improvement, and so mnch uas been gceompllabed ln that dlrectlon alraady, wiih aneh gratJfylsg remiits in the grOWth af purchafcinp and consumlnp power and demand for the prodrjcta of industry. that the future is full of promiae. No other year ln tbe history of the country has dlsplayed more !ni preaalvaly than 1B07 the industrini iDdepaadaoca of tbe I'nited Stnfi-s, when the Nntlon gbaeeei to be liidepwident. Its new nggressirenesi U Invadlng foreign mnrki-ts with Importaal prod? rjcta for wbieb An?eriean cooaumera not long ago were niainiy or i-v.-n wholly dependeot Bpoa foreign lai.or, nnd ln taking eoBtracta In tliH'.r OWd rouiitrlea from the best-eqnlpped Idd ders of Kntlnnd and Europ'\ hns prodacad a profonnd Impreaalon, Tho p.ritis), iron Assi> ciatloB, tbro igfa Ita aecretary, has mndc regret fnl niJutowledgmaiil of Amerlcan an^eead In competitloa, hmgliab raaknufaotauera ara organ l/.lnp to bold rbelr own aaarfcet atrnln.^t AnnTl enn raakera of boota nud ahofg. and tbe Invav slon of London it-elf by Ametlcnn contrn''tora for fli'ctrlcal works, with the gradtly Increating dem.-nd for Arnc-rlcnn blcycUa cattetBf aEBOttB of o>?t le^OOOOO n ton moatha, nnd f<>r other Ajnerku taachlaerj of many kltatt, bBi foBdi the tndustrlal POWer of thi" couut y more Widelj reallr.cd tlinn .ver. In BO other rospeet has the lndo|-ond'-nce of tha coontry b.-en more Impr aaleelj BhowB than in ita flnanelal relations. POf BbOBl four yeafa this eountry had beon plac-d ontlnly nt the ineivy of forelga leoders. Wbetber cropg here were larce or not. the mastery orer pricee restod with those v/liose cimplote COBtTOl <'f ?xcbangea nnd of marketg for sreurities eaabled them to gzad what th-'.v plenscd for tbe BPT vice of kegptag the Unlted Btatea GorenKnenl froui bankrupicy. UlBl ?oich htnnlllaiion gboaM have cotne upon a NatJofl whlch had for f<>ur teen years malntalned speelo payments with? out a Bbadow of distrust. nnd piild off publlc dcht at a rato wholly wtthoal prooedigit or parallol. was for gonuine Americnns ajmoflt harder to bear than tbe proatratJoo of tboir ln dustrles. The year 1*1?7 lias broaght taaCk '.be piad consciousnesK of abaolute eoafafleace In tho ablllty of the liovornment and in the BOnndBeaa of Amerlcan flBaBCee. It haa tAUghl tliat Ihe flaaaeea of the Natloa ar.> Imprafnable wben ever its hadaatliew aro defended wlth patriotta wledom. The Governmen! laablela December to report an esceea of ordlnary recelptB orer expenditures, an iBcroaae of Bi ire thaa S1,U00.< 000 in eaatoBM recelpta over Noretnber, aad Htronper reaoona for the bellef thal Bftet BB other month or two tho nvontu- wttJ exceed the expenditures of the Goverameat ln reeenl ..? r^ The autrketa no loager qalver wlth fear when I.ondon solls. Aniorioans aro BOW abuadai ly able and wiliirg to take bncfc good aecnrltlea la part payinciit for the food thal Eurota n??? la, and can draw tix> reari la ajold wheneTet it is wanted. If th< year im-7 had brought aoother change, that alona would make 11 memoraWe. MV8BVM AND PIEBTEAP. The Natlonal Rletorical tfuaenm ls bb infor esting and axcellenl Inetltntloa. lt was orgaa lied for tbe purpi.se of aeqnirlng, preaervlag and fraely exhlbltlng objecta of hlatorical rahw and thus dlffueing knowledge, perpetuatlng ibe memory of bononbte deeda aad atlmulatlng patrlotlc aeatlment Supported by the laflaeace of many well knowa mea aad women, lacludlng a noticeabie propottloii of lawyera, it procured the passage by the AJdermea on Taeeday of 'i resolution, whlch Mayor Stronc aigaed yos-er day. glving to th.- Mneenm the aae of tbe prei ent Keglster's ofiiee wbeo the completlon of the now Hail of Keeords ahail liave eaabled the dty to vacat" that autlqnated edlfice. There tbe Muaenm najrpoaes ro deposlt all Its own possea aloaa and such other rrtlca as may bo loaaed lo the coiieciion fur a longer ot ah irter perlod by lndlvidual ownors. and it u belkrred that aa ex tenslve exbibitlon of aa ajtraordlnarlly attrae tlve character can thus bo kept COBBtantly open for the ploastire and insi.ri.oUon of the people. The general BCheaie appears to us to bo de sorvintfof approbatloo and aDcouragement but there is one oonslooraflon whieh the projectors Been to have orerlooked. In eoBSeQUgnce of nn ng'.tatlon conducted with varjing ?aergy throvgh a long period of yeara, n-id after many nltot nnt'.ons of liope and dospondoncy, the Laegtelature at Its laat k-sslon pr.ivldod ior the eonstnietlon nnder favorablo enditions of a now Hail of Heoorda for the clty of New-Yorlc. A slte has been 6olectod, a d''?:?n approyed, and there ls now no obstacle in alghl to prevent the rapid Beeompllahment of an object whlch has boou deemed Indlspensnblo for Binre than a dacade l>.v wtwtj !>o<lj- rnniillur wlth the clrcnmstan.es. The dlM argnnient for a new Hail of Recorda has always been that the old one, OJUattlafaC'tory in nll respects. was pecullarly unflt for *tn purpose by reason of the faet that lt Bobieetaf] Ita contenta to the unceaslng danger of COBBpletB destructlon. It was lll arrangod. Ill equlpped, lll ventilated and lnconvenlcat ln every pattJcular; but, more than that, lt was a porfoct flretrap. and llkely to be utterly consumod at any inornont. In deed, the bellef was sedulonsly cultlrated that BCareely another public hulldlng on the BBrface of the g'.ohe dosen'ed to ho comparid wlth the Reguter/a offlce as an lUaatrattoa of the reck lcs^noss wlth whlch an opulont community may negleet Ita :iro!i!vos. Bo far aa wa remember there was nover any deBlal of the fada alleged. Tho juetiee of tiie lndlcttnent broaght Bgalnal the prodeace of the mnalclpallty waa aalver sally ackBOWledged, an.l h. shame whlch was felt by infolll^ont C.M tBBB, and eapeclally by membera of the bar, wlu , Lirlag aaturally a keener aeaaa tbau noat of the ralne of property rocords, bcaded the eiuaade, was a poweifal Influence la carrytag It thnnigh to n successful termlnntion. If this unsparlng cyndomnatlon of the pros mt Begiater*B ofBca was BdJUona, what exenae ahaU ba foaad r.r tha eminent and boaorable men who made lt tha baala of thelr demaad for a now nnd coatly BaH of Becordal if tha con> demnatlim was Just Isn't the Reglatera otTlce one of the most unsuitable buildlngs whlch tho Natlonal Hutorlca] Sfnamna coald poaalbly have chos?n as a reposltory of reilCB whlch are de scribed as prtcalcBBT Tho eoomoalty, more over, wns oftea Uivlted to refled how pleaaant lt would be to have the shabby old Btmctarea whlch now eumber and deface the northoast oorner of the Clty Hail Park deninltshed and a rostful streteh of groon?war.l covor thelr attee. Wo do nut dwell upon that conalderjtlon now, for, thoagh wa bellevo lt was a part of the pen eral expoctation, lt was not enihra- >-d ln the oontract, and lt may be arcued that a maaeam ls more deelrabla than graas nnd treoa. Itut If the Keglster's oftVe really ls a flretrap, how can the membors of the BOdety whlch has ob taltied pertnUsion to use ll bear to eipose tin-lr troasurea to the porils wlth Whtdl it ls tBTeati ii? And how can they hope that tbe owners of slmilar momorabllla wfl] deposlt them there f<?r aafe-keeplag and the publlo banefltl En con* clusion, we wlsh lt to be nnderstood that wa are not bostile nnd cenaorloua, but full of in terost. goodwill and sollcitude for an infer. atlng enterprlae. FRAXCB'a EBAEE OF CHTXA. The report that Fianoe bas st'.zed Hal-NftB ls contradlototl, and apiin afflrmed. It aeeuiB altogother prohabh- thal If lt ls imt BOW trne lt Koon will be. it i? to ho aasvmed tiia? thoro haa beon from the outset, that is. from the date of tbe breaklag of the trenty of Btmoooaekl, a pt t feot aadetataaKllag amoag the three coerclng Powera as to rheir dlvision of the sp..iis. it would BCareely have done for all t.. grab at oncc. Tbat would have raisod too Dfjch of a dlaturbaace. So it was BXTaaged thal ibey Bbonld do bo in aucceeaion. Ruaala, th.- leader in the oonlition of coerci.m, took her abare, or part of It, lirnt, as was BttUlg. Uermany bad I beea her readiost foUower in the attack opoa j Japan. and so ahe fittingly grablv-d next. Praoce wna ln^t to array lierwlf ln thnt unhi.ly | leaK"0. and therefore she will take her com? i papaatlon last. Bal hIo- will take lt, Ium tha | eanie. There la. Inde.-d, gome BlaOW of fUBtlflcatlOB ! for her aetonare of Bai-Naa That laland <lomi nuti-s the <Julf of Toa 'uin, nud tbere/ore the i o(,?ht and jx.rts <>f I'raiu.'s ereat iBdo-Chiaeee | colony. In allen hnntls lt would auroly be g I coaataal menact t>> tlaaol and Bontay. afore i orer, it really beloagB to Touqnin, m ieat>t as ] rnucti as to Chlna. its peaple aro (if [ndo-Chi< neee atock. its nNauaaypce la wlth Annam, Bum nnd Hlugapor-- Dtore than prlth ChtBfl Ita OWB Intereata will un?int>ti- niiMy !><? itri-n- .'.-il h.v annexatloa to Toaojaha. Wbether ti"- French aeizurca will stop there ls, howevor, gteatly to be dotibted. Th- stralf Whlch divldes the laland from the mnliilanil is n nalTOW one. only n fjocen mllea wlde. Mnving m lidd tbd bJland fof tbd woli'are of Toii(|iiiii. It w',11 be loglctl to lejgg tbe Llen-Obow ivuinsuln for tbe protec f| .11 of tbe taland, and then the wbolt western and of Qiinup-Tung for the rarotactlon of tho penlneula, and llnally the soiithern pnrt of Qnang-8e and the aaatern part of Tun-Nan. Bo mii.li oould be d-.ne wltliout Bdrloua ditll culty. Beyond 'hose limits Frati-e oould not gO without meetuog a nora potent obetacle than the riiineso can offor. ?For Grenl BrltalB is lirinly eatabllabed at Hong-Kong, and would. doabtleee, object t.? French aelrare of Canton nnd the reel of Ibd Prorlncd ?f Qoaag-Tung. Great Brltaln has praotical control of the Wegl Blrer, and would not agrea m Prance'a croaaing I it in her cotbiuest of ynati-'-Se. And. linnlly, | the aatae aggr?aaire Power is ptaabtog mltownda I from Bnrraah Into IFeatera fcn-Nan, nnd would ihns ezped France to eonflne lu-r acqut I sit'.ons <>f that provinci to ita eaateru part. Extenaion ol Prnnce'a colonial boldlnga in thal part of the world is by o< meana a raln DBdertnklng. The Tonqnln enterntiM was nt flrst eoatly and seemed dlsasrrons. but lt ls now beglnntng to pny bandaomely ln the ex ponalon of French trade whlch II has made poaaible. The French are not as mcceaaful colonliera as tbe Brltlab. No otbef paopie ln the world nre. Bnt tbe French have Bchlered conalderable aneceaa In admlnlaterlng more than ,,.. alien poaaeaalon, and they wlll donbUeaa jreap aome pr.it for tbemaclrei from their sh.ire of ChlBO, nnd can sonreoiy fnll to Improva the condltiona of it for tbe Cblneae tbemaelrea and for an otbera who hare miv deallnga tbera* U;;i, if is t. be hoped there ^ good fonndav tion f'-r the stntemonr of tbe "Herlln Tnglleebd Rundaebaun thal nn navleratmndlng exists be tween France nnd Great Brltaln in regard to the partitlon of Sonthern f'hit.n. As alrcady ln dlcated, tbelr "apb* ea of Inftaencd" there nre ln doaa proxlmlty, and without such nn un dcratandlng there wonM be danger of n cinsh. I it Beemi eertaln that Great l<r:tnin wlll ivtnin Uong-Kong and add to II Macao nnd Canton ! and 11 e control i f th- W< at Blrer. Rnt aaide from . at abe may afjree to France'i taklng as rnoch aa poi dbla In that rep: m, perhapa In return for France'i goodwIU lu tbd mlley of (be Nlle. Wa tbdJl aae. At present every day leaaena Ihe epparent dnncer of war nnd Btrengthem tbe bope thai 'he PoWera arUl bo aMe to Bgree upon n penreful partltloning of the gr- t. 1 blt of pronder tbey have had m n eentnry fPslt lt ls lll NaW-Toril BOWJ Jtist New-York, pure and tlmple, wlth no "CroaUr" nonsense attacbed. _ Thev (th* AnM-Tiatt and Antl-Machlna men) are not Republk.ina from any prlnclple. but only if the peraonallty of tb. leadar. of th< organtaatlon mlta them.-(Naw-York I D Tertalnly, I'olly; they are not men of prin elple at all. like you. They are m*rely people wha hav* aupportad Repnbllcaniarfl through good report and evll report. frorn Fremont nnd Lincoin to Hayea, Qarfleld, Harrlaon and Mo Kinley. They never devoted thimaelvta through long montha and yeara to provlng Hayea a fraud, Oarflald a sneak. IIi<rr'.s. n a muff, and McKlnley a charact*rless WObbter. They nevcr showed- their devotlon to Repttbilcaa prlnclple, as "The sun" oonatataatly has, by aupportlag Twe.d, by supporttrig Tammany Hall, through thlck and thln, by fupportlng Croker, till he had no more favorB to plve them, by Bupportlr.g Ben P.utler. by favoring gr*enbacka and every other lunaoy of th* craxlaat fla( money kind. Oh Bd, Folly; tbey are not men of prlnclple at all, Uka you. CongratulntlonB to Ka-iser Francls Josephi He has aent hla unruly nnd unpatrlotlo Parlla ment about Its busineas and wlll govern thi om;>lre without it for a tlme. More power to his lmpcrlal elbow! Only a few v.eeks apo Jacob Worth, of the Borough of IlrouKlyn, uttered sorr.e candld opln lons about the bad management of his and our party ln the BOTOtjgb of Manhattan by a coun trrman from Tloga. Here are a few of his in structive expres'sions: Platt la nev.r ahle to tell what is golng to hnppen. >!?? thougbt that Qeneral Tracy wonid win, and 1.. ; ti : ; lll frlenda so. and when the blow hlt th* R.pubTleane he was bo Btui ned thal he dldn'l open hla mouth for a week Platl hasn't bralna i to meaaure bla adversarj He hasn't tha power to recognlii changed condltiona. .\.>i?her m dly nor mentally la he quallfled for lend*rship. piatt'a l'la.-e is down omong tho coal bunkeca nn?i not In the pllothouaa An avaatag or two n*;o a generous trihute was paid to thla annie IBCOB Worth by p.-rsonal fr!*rds and leadtag pblltlclana Arnor.p: the most promlnent was a conaplououa State offlclal, very lr.tlmnte wlth the man frorn Tloxa, but more ao wlth the Governor of the Rtate. Dld Mr. Lou Payn's partlclpntlon ln the trihute to Mr. W rth meaa Mr. Flatfa anxl*ty to abase hlm aalf and rnake up, or only OOvemor Hlnok'H re cov*ry of his lndepender.ee and a trossonable purpOBi to s*t up for hltnself? Left lt be hoj ed that the extenslon of Rlver alda Drlva wlll be eonatructed more promptly and cr*dltably than thp Hariem Speolway. ? ? TMviicd aa is the Democracy to-day and a3 It \s i1 be nexl fall on the important queitlon of th.> al currency, th* Republlcan party oughl to win an aaay rlctory: an.i auch h vtctory win be w..n if every Re| ibllcan In this .<tate wlll reallzo trie unportanl bul now aomewhal heclouded fact that th" Republlcan uarty la greater than any man or any BOt of men ln lt.- (Tho Aibnny Kven lnK Oraad-Boa. Traaaonl Treason! The Repiibllean party greater than any man! Is not Mr. Plaai "Mas tcr of the State"?_ Mayor-elect Van "Wyck has nothlng to aay. He ficems to b* merely the button wh'oh Is preseed by Rlcbard Croker, actuul Ruler of New-York. "The Ilartford Fvenlng Post" remarks wlth a degrea ot philoaopbic reaignatlon which at this dlstanec B*ems quite admlrable that "tho "aueceaa of Tammany ls not altogether an un "mlxed evll The ndvent of Oreater New-York "Ied by the Tlfier la varlous gulses Is deplorabla, "but tench^s necded iaaaona to krvera of .roo.i "government," It was Deacon Terry, of Hart ford. we belleve. who once remarked that bolls were no doubt a means of grnce, but the best place to have them was on aaotber nian's nose. Tammar.y s conversl'ii to clvll-servlce reform rules for the city departmenta reeails the feel Inirs of the old man who wns reconclled to th? death of his wtfe beeauaa he had to ba _?> lt was entlrcly ftttlng that the lawvors of th.^ iid Departmenl ahould take note yeaterday of the retlremanl ol Juatlce Oeorge B, Bradley, of the Baprama Court. nid conspieuous abinty ied Governor Uorton lo take advantaga of the pro vision of tbe new Conatitutlon to caii hltn from ratirament after ho had raacbad the age limit and plaoe hlm upon the Appellate btneh. Ther'' li* has a?rved out the term for whlch h' wa. elect*d. a d haa won Bl thla end of the State B tatlofl whlch aaeonda and ronnda out tha' whlch he yeara ago aoiulreil In B/eaten New Vi.ik. " On. of the large llfe Insurance comi>atiies an noun.es than on January 1 It \. 111 BOt only BBBrimt in all the polloy eoatraeta it isaues thereafter a S per oent rate of lntereat, but it will enarga Itaalf, on that date, wlth a aum buIBi leni to p:ace all buatnaaa it n rw has in for. a on its b.mks on th* saiiie baala Thla is conaanra* tivo managamaat, whlch aaaurea tha pollcy liolder.s that their dlvidcmls and polley eontruota will ba made good Bven tbough tbe company ehouid beaeefortk reealve only I pet cent in t*r,at Thoa* who ar* f.xmlliar wlth the his? tory of llf. lnaurunj. ln tho L'nlted States necd no remlndcr that had ..i^ervatlam be*n prac tised ten years ago wlth raepoet to tre- rate of Interaal to ba antlclpatad the whole rvatem would have been spared mauy of the disaatrous failures whlch mark'd Its course at that tlme. PBBBOWAL. (;?:(-.? Prad WIIMaraa, of Porton, haa n<-*fpted nn InvltatlOB to speak at the banquet of th. Colorado Pemooratlc Stai* Commlttee. whl.'h ls |0 be h*ld on th* *v*nings of January , and 8 Th" Prudentlal .'ommlifce of the Amerlcan Board baa roted to aand a depvtatlOB to fhlne.. cenatat' ing of th-' Rev. I?r. JudBOfl S-mllh. rocretary of th.. Porelgn Dei rtn nt; Ceaoaal f'narlea a. Hopklna and Hamu*l B. Bhaplelgh. ThU acUOB has bten tnkon in reaponae to urgent and repeated mvtta* tlona from thi Morth ''Mr... tha Poo-Chew and the Bhanghal mtaslons for a vlsit from th* aecre tarj nd from othera, if that w.t* poeatbte. i i.e deputation goea to learn aboul ?'. mlaalonary problema in Chlrfa Rnd to cnmmuni',nte to tho mlsslona tha aentlmi la of tha ax< :utlvi orncera m rtoston and of th? Congregatlonal eBurcbea. Thla l? the nrsi deputation ta Chlna *v*r aent by the Amerlcaa Poard. "Nexl wetk." snya "The New York Ohserver," "the Rev. John Baaeroft Davbaa. who has beea for many yeara upon the *dltorlal ataff of th* New York Tribune, and alao paatoi af Hopi Chapet. ln thla clty, wlll become an u?sociate adltor of Th* New-TOrk Ohserver.' The thorousrh newap;-.p*r rrain ng of Mr. Devlna, as well aa hla toeologlcal e.luiatum nnd long exp< r*r. * ln pnsoral, llterary and charttable work ln New-Tork, ar* admirable quallflcattona for the <-dlior of a great rellgloua and f.n.ily paper. Mr. Devlna la kr.own to many of ..ui readera by his aile rfport* of Preabyterian Qeneral Aaaembdea, th* m.-otinprs of ti.* Am.rican Board and other Important rellgloua conveanaaa. "The London Dnliy Mall" aays that arrnr.sr* menta hava been made to preserve perman*ntly th* tonea of Queen Vlotoria'e volro The lat*?' typa of phonogrgph arlll be s*nt to V/ladaor Caatla, and itit-) thN Inarrument Her Majeety haa conaented to apeak a ceri li meaaage, whlch wlll i>e perma nentlj preaerved on the cyltader an.l kept ra the i . Museuaa. "lt ls a taot not gcn*ra!ly knowa," says "The Baltlmore Bun," "that when Lafayetta was .amping ln th* rlty wlth his troop* during the War of tn.i Revolutlon, hla own tcnt waa p!trh*d wl.ero the irai now atanda Lafayetta reeogntaad ?'??> place an ! mantloned th* facl referred to when he i Baltlmore ln "ctober, 1824, and was thi gueal of the clty for i?vera] daya H* apent ? -1 i day ln Baltlmore on that nccaalon and attended ??s nt the Cathedral ln the forenoon. after whlch. as la atated ln 'Th* Paderal Oaaette' ' .. ? ib.r 11, UH, I ? procei Ied to B Iv. lere. ti." Beat of hla old oompanlon In arma, Colonel John !?:?< ?? r lioward, and partcok of a collatlon." The r*port that V. rdl'a health haa h*en aertoualy affocted by the recent d*a:h of his wlfe la ffeflU '. Itaaa Stoltz. who has recently spent aeveral daya wlth Ihe ag*<i oompou*r at Bant' Agata, wrltea to an Italian Journal to reaaaure Verdl'a admlrera an.l fr!*n.l-- Bhe raya that notwlthatandlng the terribhi btow Of bla Wlfe'a d*atu.. h* haa ahown gr*at atrenpth of mind and a beautlful reeignaUoa. The gencral atate of hla health i- aatiafaclory, and h!n mln l la un ?! . I T!>e ceronatlon of Qiu*r. Wllholnataa of TTolland ha* been offloially Hxed for Taeaday, Boptoraber *. jtja. Tho ceremony of takinir th* oath arlll b* prr f ormed ln the new Ohurch of Amsterdam. Knri Prenael, of n> rlin, who celebratad bla i*ven tleth btrthday receatly, has been *<ll*or of nrt and llterature on the ataff of the "Natlonal Zettung" for twenty-aeven yeara, ar.d as a dramatlc crltlc haa wlelded grtat InflueBCO. Oswogo. N. Y., Dec. 31 ?P*njamln R. Ketcheson. for ewent*en yeara FMltor of "The Dally Times," retlrod tr :n tho ncwspaper buainesa to-Uay. Pre vtOUl to hla connectlon wlth "The Tlmea" he waa r of "The Payattavllla Recorder" and had tvide experlen c on Uti .. Oawego and <:?nad!an . Newton McMIIlln, of New-Tork, be comea managlag edltor cf "The Tim*a." rni: TALK or the day. The books of the T'nlt*d Staes Mlnt ln Denver show that the deposlts of pold for tho last >ear w*re the largeut ever racetved. The ti/tal wlll F'.lghtiy exce?;J RaJB0,OIM\ ar^l a conservatlv.-. e*tl mate made by he Mlnt offldala placea the entire output ..f Coler&Oo n.t K2..W.W. ir r'.ur.l llh".:r. .. ColoradO Wlll go far ahend of <"a:iforn:a. as It la aald to -be doubtful if Callfornla'i output win touch the fUA*A* marlt. I*st year Colorado'a output was JK.5iO.000 and that of fnilfornla waa P7,0N. whtla the total productlofl of the country waa jhi,ti7,&2h. We have returned from our Kansae Clty trlp, and were never "touched. Two y? ars ago a feiiuw touched ua for about $10 whfle in that bloomln' town; but w* auppoae he was not aware of the fact ol our preaenca In th* clty yeaterday* How ev*r, our money was diatrlbuted as equally as poeaiNe about our elothea thi^ tlma, havtng a* ?i ? .i ;? centa ln one veat poi-ket ar.d 10 cents ln u dher, whlle a quarter In a*lver waa hld away ln tha raceaaea of one trouBerr pocki t, and ln the other waa half n doien alapeuny nalN, wiiinh we ? ....; up i ?>? ry tlme a susj ooklng char acter bruahed up agalnat un, In order to attract hla attention from the raal hldlna-placea of our wealtlr. And wl ia in the bualnesa part of the clty w* \v>,!k*.l In th* nflddle of tbe *tr**t, al :. lt k> pt ua dodging the atreetcara Its a : thlng I . be careful whlle v.p ]..|t*r*d along down Maln-et., Iooklng at tbe magnldcent dleplay of bollday attractlona In the big ahow win iwb, tha newBboya K? i t vlilng somethlng about ru* b*r neck aa Ihej ime by where wa were atandlng: one of them ln partlcular Btopplng rlKht bchmd us ? | acreamlng nut: "Laal tdltl ;. of Th* Kanaaa i'iiv Tlmes'! aii about thi trlple hangln' ln Aia bama. Ru neck!" W* ln.iuir*il of a poltce tr.i as to wh*tht>r Rubber-neck wns the man thal got hung, or whether he hu-ig th* <.th*r fel lows. The officer only amlled aa he plcked a f*w i from ? ir o. reoal collar an.l bruahed some ??? uirt fr m the lefl ahoulder. (Aurora iM.>.> Newa Leaa than half the lun-.ber of persona entttled to vote In New*Orleana hava thought lt worth whlle to lealater for tha ele^tlon of delegatea to tho coming Conatltutlonal Conventloa, . fact whlch I "TlM T'.mea-D, mocrat" to aay: "It ls not compllanentary to the publ.c aplrit of the clty. and ahewa bow large n. nnmber of pereons are In fluenced to go to tho poils by the queatlon of offlces. wir', -:... offlcea In algbl the regi<:ratlon ta twics aa gre it aa when lt la slmply a matter of frnmlng a new orgaak law whlch dlreoUy lnterests and tbe entire communlty. II se*ms aaay to atlr up the peopli ovar tha ofBcea, but their Con m and organlc law aftaeta an.l lateraata only a inlnority of thi votera" Paul Pelkey, of nimora, l? ftlil Ih-ing. nnd la m reara old He took eick and dled forty yeara ago, was di In cl thel and w ia pl i ed ln a coffm ln an upetalre rmm nt hla home. Tha ra| ? ia ready to -tnrt. and the etalra were narrow and old faahloned, and bul iwo men could hnndli ihe coffln. They larted down the eUlrway wlth It and on< ofth. men alipped, and down weni the coflln bnmpty-bump. The cofllii broke open an.l th.- porpee aal up nnd rubbed bla eyea an i a?ked for a drlnk of water, an.l Paul Palkeya . : ,| waa pui .r Indeflnltcly. It haa boi sinoo I., announeed and. it ls aald, la not llke.'y to be for s, ui- tlma tO coin.'.-<Maryvlllo Revlew. ?Th* Rei neb. ? Journal" tell.a this atory ahout a afalne man named Oodaend Lofkln "Hla grand fath*r d!-.i before he waa born. I*ev1ng In trust a lark-e property to the tirst grendaoB. than un ! ,:n Mona of hla four eons were at the tlme married. but they buatlad around and aoon re mov. i that Impeduaent. Thla auear-aaaaad Indl vidual waa the llral rrandaon of the oid ejeatleroaa to make his appearanca on earth. and hla moth*r remarfced to tbe elergymaa at th* bnptiam that ha waa a godaend The elergyman underetood that waa to be tha nama ar.d ao chrlataaed hlm." v Btory la told af tha Prlaea de Contl, whoai repuutlon for cruelty atood hlgh. He was goina to naaa wlth -^ ,'*'1 ??"" "hen hle balUff aalwd for Inatructlona conoernlag a poacher who had lual been caught on the gmunda. ?v.|. ? >lm on* hundred strlp*a nnd Imprlson hlm .- ^...v.',. ,n f,->r tw > yeara was the aaawer. '"one \X horrerMri,-ken. went to tho balllff aftarwarrl lul ha orly laughed In her face. ??Th* PHnee only aald thal to keep up bU reputa ,,,,.; Hla Royal Hlghaaaa eame to me directly ??? .,- maaa and bcgged me ?o a** thnt the poor wreteh waa on y aen: away from the l.elghborhood ra? two mOBflia. and tha: his fam'.ly waa well looked after during hia abaenoe.H-(B|raoaaa Stand ur.l Searly a thouaand pereon.- took part In a pro ,,..,? hr. party In Phll idflpbla the other evenlng. for the banadt of St. Tereaa'a Roman Cathollc Chureh A Tender?Hearted OlrU-Old Mlll!>n-My dear \; toungthlng. if you'd only naarry me f could ''Mt^'voungtblng-Why, Mr MIHlon. If you were dying id marry you ln a mlauta-OteW'Tork UV.'kly. ^_____?_^--^--. CBABK IBBBBTBD *T THB WBITB WOUBB. BAIP T1IF IIUBifDBnfT HAD PROPFHTT Brn^ONG ino to bih tnn ra WAjrrajD it. Waahlagtoa. Da* H?A young arhlta man namrd fi iBk Kacheeakl waa arr.atad ?t th* Whlt. Hauaa this afteraoen aad aent to the polloa statlon. iii? i arlll i" iBveetigated. Ha tald the aOorkaapar that the Praaatbai aad a ka at pfoperty baionglng to hlm and he araatad lt Bl. talk *?? ramWing, but not daagefOUa Pupers on K.uhee!kfa pexson Bhi B that ba WBI ItacharKt-d from the Bolae ^Utaho) ban.i .j on Deoembar ?A MONETARY OONVENTION. A CALT. ISSI'HD FOK ix TO Ui;co.NVE>fB ON JANL'ARY B? THP! AOI.EST AM) KOREMOGT MKV OF T1IF, rOXTK TRY Unrirpil TO TAKE PAH;- IN TilK DEMRKRATION3. (ar TKLKonarn to t:ic ewCBDWa ] Indianapolie, z,,r. H _H bj nanna. chalr? man of the Executlve Commlttee of tlM Ir.dl anapolls Monetary COBfiaEaPB, t i-day malled to the BoarJs of Trade and comm-rclal org:anl zationa of the country the follow.Vs CAJI for the monetary ronventlon In thia c.ty. Januarv Kl "ln the Monetary fonventlon held In Indt anapolla J.-ir.u?ry 12, lgBT, your orKarl*atl in was ably represcnto.' The Executlve Commlt tee has a;one forward in the dlacharge ,f |fj duty to the fitinilment of ita iBBllBMJlhillB. and ls now prepared to make a full report aad aslt | for furtrer inatr:;. Mons or dlechar-r Da >r the authority delegated to the ftacatlrc Commlt ; tee it has deol 1 td to reoonvene the eonventlon January 2.r). 1898, at .'< o'eWlc p. m, in ?he ? Orand Opora BJOBee, in Indlar.apo'.ia. the a^salon to oontlnue probably no* t.. exced two d t "Invltatlon la heroby oxt?nded t > your oraranl ' ration to aend delegatea to thla rr.eetinr By the oonti.iuoua and eathuataatte support of the delegates who y.-rvprl in thls rr,nvontliP ar.d a Kroftt nnrnl.-r of .-itlzena r??pre<"-iiUng all '.nter , eats ln the eoBBtry t*-? a *k delegated to the j committt" up to this time haa u m* ferwari i Wlth a success ar.d bapetua even beyond the ' hopcs of the earnest, pMrtotlc m-r? who ??Tved 1 af= delesretes in tho Flral COBV r. "in reeponae to the urg mi ai al bs th? rr.^m hers of the Ma. tutlve Comi . rfr.<"'?ontlng tbe bf I ..f patri itlam I and endowed with talenl of th. blgbi J' sictiiated byaaplrll of unaelflahn - that is only poaalble to thoae wh ? aerva pe of , roward, ar,.'. in the interost of the whole | at great aaerlflce of th< ir peraoaal al sont"d to aen e nrr.laalon. ra R gerloua Importan e of . uadertal ng, have unceaalngl) I r ited thelr Blme and thought to a thorough Inveatlgatlon "f the monetary nffoirs and needa of thla eountrj Itlong and aapecta, and to makl sug geatlona aa b in; evlla found to lha 1 remedlee therefor without limit as to sMpe of | such loQulry. ??These commlaalonera have glvea three montba i of their time t.. the work, have recelved thou ? aandfl of guggeatloi b from all parts of the eoun try ar.d have flnally agreed upon a plan for recommendatioa. This plan wfll ba l January 3. "lt !s of the utmost lrrriortance that the wnrk ? of the eommleai a be taken up for tion and approval In conventlon, and tha ? a ' be formulated t >r rui ' ' "k lin j dertaken ln the orlgliaal eonventlon ln the in . t^reat of ?he whete poople to ? limir.a'e the ' money queetiou fiwm polltlea, and eatabllab a ' flnan.lal organ aatlon thal a ad . e.iuate to th- a /"' ' ''1:' 1 trv and th* people; and to thla end. r . i 1 the v;im? r tbe itlva Como Ittee, th? wrlter 1 lnvites voti to aend the abU-.st and I of your clty to partlclpate in the d Uberatioaa of the eonventlon. "The wr.t.r is plaaaed to r. r rt that -h? rroe pert of legUlatl >n at th. pr^s-r.t aeaaii n of the CYinjrress Improvi i dally. i " la. ln hia oplnlon, ground f f that Coi rreaa i act favorably ln i ?| >nee ? reaaonable ap ? i ?It If Important that atepa be taken v your organlzation at the earlleat p . a m ment for the appoln-.m-nt < f <'? legatee, and you wiu great ly aid tha Eaecutlve Commlttee In IUJ vtork in reconvenlng tha eom ' you will notify th.- chaln an bj alre Immediately after ycur organlaatlon has taken action." .,.,... that tbe bualneaa tn^n throughout the couatry are allve to the importanoe of tbe work before the fortrifoming eonventlon, and the ImpreaM B ls "that tiie repreeentatlon will he even gi a-^r than at the flist eonventlon. RECiritOClTY WITB OBEMAKJ, NO WHOWtMBM t\ WASHIN'ITON THAT BTMOTB aTtOXB ABB rBOClJBDtSfO. Washlns-ton. Dea Bb-ifT. Voti Releher.au. flrvt Baeretaiy of th-- (icrman Bmbeaey. atarta f r Bee> pn on January 4 for a three aaontbar leava of ao eenre The trip has no oonaection wlth bualneaa, but la a well-earaed reat after much aetne aarvlca, Mr Ven Betehenau havlng beea la < - rtbaaf 'fairs of tbe Bmbaeey for aeveral aaeatke, pandtag a e*nnv o* Ambaaaeitera Bocae aureftaa la aapceaaad in Oeraaaai eBldal cir clea at Uie rrprateJ reporte la (be <?< rmaa presa that reciprocity negotUtlona wlth thto country are proceedlng ateadlly The "Natlonal Mtung* ef Barlln. made thl.a atatement^re^ently^Tne^aii Uea here .^e wholly uaacqualawd wlth an* auea nagotiatlona. They may be auturtag at B rfln un? der tho dlreetlon of the .\metican AmUaaador ai tuoiigh thla li hardly pn aabla ln jlaw of t. e t i v Mr Kaaa. n haa beea appotated a apecla mlwlonif to effeot auch treariea. and tba MgoUa THE HKRYFY ARMOR PATFXTS. PATafBwT ^ PfJEtEEB novALTTES BAf BB WtTHMEI.P BT THE G-iVERNMI-N'T. Waahln^on. Dec B -It B aaoertatned at il.e Eavy Department that tbe deelaloa of tba Pateat ? l a experta recently aubmltted ln tbe matter " Bar v.y armor pataaHa may reault ln wlthholdlng :h. paymenl of furtbaw royalttee oa platea rurnlahed ^y tha large ataal eompanlea Th. qu.?.?:*.o:i aubmi ? y geeretary Lor.? to 'he Palent Ofh.'e waa wbetber the emplovment of a temper '' "f Iron la an eaaeiuUi feature of tl - Har ,v' Satenta anJ :h* ax] I - : a ?hatrau " ..? kl aai an ? - -'; '? ' I vlee The Navy r> pa i ar^ of oplnlon that the high^st twnperatun ii i I eeaenilal to ebtalnlng the moat aa ' , fac. hardened platei The uw of a tempei SulMgohlgh aa tha- eovered by the \ ja i i? not ragarded by them aa *n tofrbageaaeat of the i Barvey paP ata JAPAX iXD ENOLAND IX THF EAST. A BBEEWD MOVE. ' From Tha ProvlJence Journal. Tbe oaeatlon of tba mom.nt la: How far jrlll Ja nan ani Englao I *j in I lomination in Corea? The eoncentratlon of Bilulah ablpe at Pori Hamllton looka llke ? irery *..ree.d movo on the InwrnailoBal ahe a-beard THKUt COMMBBCIAL INTEBEBT. 1 from The Hoaton iltrall. Knglanii haa a great ti.iJe wlth Chlna wblch ahe Jo*rf io ? ?.^h to P J->. ,:- aPi'-g a number of paanufaci irlng Interea a. m.i a.? ? to nnd fo- her ? i convenlent forelgn markei Velther "f the?? two ?? kn? deare. ol li llfl "... 1 cuTnt"l if carrled out. te dl I i le ef j-h::a I and pkVce tha ?f aacb aactioa ln tha aanes Of Kurope:m rlvala. EEOLAND may Ti.wr: to riOKT From The Chleago Becera, ; Tbe faet thal Oreat Britala haa already aaade^ae i pronounced a demonatratlon li full of gwe I ' ^h.-uid rore.i actlng upon Buealan advlee, rei at, ? Srenkl & neeeeaary V^reat nrltain etthet to bacfe d^-.vn or te aK-'1' BVEBLT EATCHEft Prom The Lln.'oln Journal. The nr..?.nt teadency of the Power* ?een-.< to 0. to dlvlaTimoW partle . alth eontlnental Burope \n . ,! ide ?? i Oreat Brttaln and Japan en the other WhUa the two aldea are a; parently un. a match^ iritbelr Und forcea. lt mua ? '? rnauma i > u. , pretty n. . flned to BaarVhno operaUona" and, the two laland Emptrea ^;,'V. ?. . ,..ii" aeaatrenrb to tb. tal cotr.Mi atlona. CHINA MAY PK AEOUIED. Prom Tba Utaaa Pu-aa. Ii mav ba that througn theae v?ri"u? .-omr.l-i? iK^ar^wlIb ia^anfalled to.lt. ? I la p. ?we ? tb. r ii"'- ?(>? 'Ina ar. ao i ? aaerv 1 IvV o ? nntiiti.: will in >ve them except thla ? ?? a.nHe o"fear if thla abeold be the eaae. V'". m avei more "... for tbe porpecuitr of SSn.'SaJ!*aS *&".VaElBf/16 ar rr.ent. THi-: OUTLOOE Bl ?TABI 'KK B*| un Tne Pltt?bur< L patoh. Poaal I) '? '' ahdOermany ,- ten ?? r ?????? ?: ,.:;, --;,.,Ut'v..'.1-; ?>.',;. ? warllke.