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jr i wj r " - fr WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1880. Wr abserlrllon by Alull-reet-pistd. itf DAILY, rr Month. T W Ifc -" DAILY. rr Year X lift1 mJNDAT, Ter Year ffirt DAILY AND SUNDAY, Ter Year 8 OO SK;1 WESKLY. rerlear .' Bfo ici'sgeto Icrelxn Countries added. RL TUB BUN. Naw York Cltr. 'w & The Republican Nntlonal Convention did W tho work of tempornry organization yostor- Ei day. Tho conspicuous pansago of tho speech IS of tho tempornry Chalrronn, Mr. ,T. M. ft . TntmsTON of Nobrnska, was a romlndor Mr that Mr. Blaine's friends could not and Jfc would not daro to disregard his expressed Kir wish that ho should not bo nomlnatod for 8 the 1'resldoney. t. Tho reading of tlio list of committees . brought up tho contest between tho Virginia . delegations bossed by Gon, William Ma- f hob and tho Hon. Jorm 8. Wise respoctlvo- ?1 ' ly, and theso peppery chiefs epoko each for H, himself and against tho othor with a, heat ' whloh tho cooling words of tho Hon. Gkobok jg. Fbisdie Hoab vntnly strovo to refrigerate. , The temporary Chairman had held that tho s. ' delegation at large headed by MAnoint had prima facie right, togothor with tho four $ delegates whoso seats aro not contested, to SK' take part In tho temporary organization of &J tho Convention. Tho fight was loft at that f . point when tho Convention adjourned. - $ , Tho quoutlon of who shall tho candidate bo continues to bo burled In deep nebulosity. i'j Trie Platform of Each Candidate. , Blnoo onoof thoso gentlomon will In all ?' probability bo chosen as the Eopubllcan can- ? dldato for President, It Is appropriate to tho r'-. occasion to consldor what oach would prl- 1 marily roprosont In caso of his nomination. L Putting tho man first and his peculiar plat- j 4 form second, tho list would stand about thus : James G. Blaine: Tho Bopubllcan party, ef with all Its faults nnd vlrtuos, with tho ox- j- coptlon of tho electoral fraud. Only, unfor- jpj tunately for liim, ho would stand also for all j' Its feuds, bitter and lrroconollablo as thoy aro. !T Johk Buebmam: John Shebuah and tho fc electoral fraud. Ho would not misrepresent ,$ tho party, but tho first thought stimulated ; by tho contemplation of Bherman Is Snxn- S man. Bopublloanlsm Is Incidental. jr, William B. Allison: No railroads In jf ours; the Bopubllcan party as tho pioneer of State socialism, but with malice toward nono j!V, and charity for all factions. & " Chatjncet M. Depew: Tho Stato of New r . York; no Half Broods, no Stalwarts, all Bo- E, publicans. The old wounds healed, harmony a restored, and 88 electoral votes promised. ,' Benjamin Habribon: His grandfather, represented by respectability in character ff( and Intellect In the grandson, topped off by jfc the effootlvo promlso of the fifteen electoral fc votes of Indiana. & - Walteb Q. Grxshau: A change within F Via party; the old replaced by tho new. with EV: decided dash of tho " better element." 1" BnssELL A. Alger: Tho Bopubllcan M', lorthwest Is in danger; Levi P. Morton fr,, far Vice-Prosidont, and tho sontlments of ' fcoMAB C Plait generally. Mrj William MoKinley : Protection to Ameri- . jan Industry; the talent and training of a fr", Itatosman; and the Republican party, wlth- '? J jpt feuds and without special location. "&. This Is an extremely Interesting lot of jt jien, and tho platform assigned to each by no means describes tho whole of each man's Wt qualities as a Presidential candidate. After M one of them is chosen, other characteristics jj$' will rise into greater prominence from tlmo jr "' to time under the discussions of tho cam- W palgn, but tho loading Idea attaohed to each W" Individual is set down opposite his name fi and will remain at tho bottom of his can-' W vass, whoever ho may be. What the Chance of Emperors May '- Mean. Rt p It is taken for granted In somo quarters !?' that tho death of Kaiser Frederick and tho i accession of William II. will produce no &" . sensible effect on tbo homo or foreign policy & of Germany, seeing that Bismaboe: will f, remain Prlmo Minister of Prussia and ft Chancellor of tho Empire, as ho has been & undor tho two last reigns. But in a j: country where tho will of tho Bovorolgn ' Is, after all, tho decisive factor, the course of & , tho chief executivo oflloor must in the long r"r run bo materially blossod by a knowledgo of his ruler's sympathies, convictions, and do- '" sires. Take tho coso of Bicoelieu, for ln- stonco; he would nover have gono so near I"' to orushlng tho Huguenots If, Instead of Sm' serving Louis XIII., he had served the k father of that King, whoreas ho would have f, gone much further in tho same reprosslvo C work had he lived to sorve his patron's eon. gL It is tho best sldo of Bismarck's policy if? and oharacter that would havo been called S. out by Frkderick, and It is tho worst sldo S which is likely to bo emphasized under Wil ffi liam II. as It was seemingly oncouragod by g. William I. In tho eyes of tho Emperor jf-, who has Just dlod, tbo Chanocllor was not & liberal enough, and accordingly tho Prus V elan and Imporial Ministers would havo $V been continually subjected to pressure in a "j progressive direction from tho large-minded ft ruler. It Is qulto within the bounds of pos & slblllty that, had Frederick's life been pro-- longed a twolvomonth, the Chaneollor would i , havo boon made accountable to tho Belchs :' tag, as In thoory tho Prussian Premier lsto ,, the Berllh"3hamber of Deputies. On tho t othor hand, William I. w as by Instinct and &' convlotlon an upholdor of absolutist princl- pies. Ho nover rellshod the concessions C, to llboral ideas embodied In tho Con- stltutlon which his predecessor had i given to Prussia, and ho applauded T the defiance of tho legislative majority by h Bismarck during tho four years Just pro- ceding the war with Austria. He was rost ?;, less under tho relations of partial respond h blllty which the Ministers of tho Crown f ostumod toward tho people's represontatlvoa In the North-German Belchstag and in tho newly expandod Bolcbstag croatod in 1871. W. i ne was always ready to prorogue or dlssolvo ft.. the last-named popular assembly whon It Ife thwarted Bibmarctc's will, and ho approved 1J- of every precaution takon to minlmlzo Its $L. Influence, 5f Now, It Is acknowledged by all thoso who &' havo had any opportunities of acquiring C-r knowledge of tho mon, that morally and po- $,' Utically William II. Is tho son of his grand- V . sire rather than of his father. His Ideal King &'' of Prussia seems to bo Frederick the Great ; and ho believes that what his pooplo need Is t the old-fashlonod paternal government, not ; a new-fangled constitutional rdglme tacked t together upon an English pattern. Moro- V over, bis impulses and traditional notions have not been ohostonod and restrained, as t' wore those of his grandfather, by personal acquaintance with the terrors of a popular upheaval. He has never witnessed barri cades and massacres In the streets of Berlin. He is one of those princes who, when they lose or throw off the control of prudent Ministers, precipitate Instead of averting MTOlutlona. And, oven while Biuubcx- lives, although the young Emperor may escape vlolont collision with tho pooplo, tho wholo weight of his per sonal prodlloottons is llkoly to bo cost on tho wrong side of tho scato, and to stimu late all the arrogant and arbitrary Instincts of his chief Minister. Ominous enough is tho omission from his first proclamation of any recognition of his peoplo's constitutional rights or of any Intimation of a purposo to respcot them. Then, again, as regards tho gonornl Euro ipcan situation, it In evident that tho personal character and Inclination of tho Gorman .Emporor cannot bo left out of the account. So long as William I. lived, every ono believed that somo means would bo found of preventing n war botwoen Ger many and Russia, olthough tho oourso pur sued by Bismabok might Boom to botray his own wish to provoko ono. On tho othor hand, It Frederick had continued to reign, It was equally probablo that only tho most unequivocal proof of nggrcsslvo Intentions on tho part of Franco would havo caused Germany to nssumo n hostllo attitude to ward her wostorn neighbor. Tho restrictive regulations In regard to French intorcourso with Alsace-Lorralno would havo been more likely to bo withdrawn or tomporod than ag gravated, as wo may now expect to soo thorn. William II. is untrammollod by tho ties of ardent affection and gratltudo which bound his grandfather to tho Uouso of Romanoff, and ho fools nono of tho com passion and sympathy with which his father behold tho misfortunes of tho French nation. hGcrmany has now a sovereign who, whon Bismabok proposes war, may bo counted on to mako It, and who may ofton urgo recourse) to arms when Ministers of foresight and ex 'perlonco aro roluotant to sanction It. Not Quite Satisfactory. Wo cannot say that our sanctified friends rot tho Afai'I and Express meet tho Issuo In a truly Christian or soldierly spirit: "Ourthiuki an doato Toe Sou for calling attention 'to what itemed to be mlitake In one of onr editorial artloleion Saturday- The itatement made there, that half of the Bandar papera print advertlaamenta of the (perional and 'medleal kind Is etrloUr true; hnt, ow Ins; to an error on the part of the compiler of last week's table, certain matter of a personal natnre was classed nndar this head In the table, when It onght not to hare been. Tna Son dots not print anr of these Indecent ad 'Tertlsements, although there were one or two In that Sunday's Scv that came pretty clou to the border line." This dodging is after tho manner of tho 1 worldly, not of tho rcgonorato. What wo want of tho Mail and Ezprees is not its thanks "for calling attention to what seemod to bo a mlstako " on tho part of tho doml-rogcnor-ate compllor of its tablos, but full and frank confession and humblo repentance for a de liberate violation of tho Ninth Command ment. Tho charge's that the Colonel has borne false witness against his neighbor. Tho specifications aro that the Colonel, In order to support his editorial ossortlon that tho Sunday newspapers are worldly sheets which break tho Fourth Com mandment every week, and almost all of tho other Command ments also ho did not montton tho Ninth has deliberately misrepresented tho facts, (1) by stating the amount of matter on religious subjects In The Sum of a certain datoas only half a column, when in reality there were threo columns and a quarter; and (2) by stating that The Sun of the somo dato contained five-eighths of a column of tho sort of advortlsments olsewhero described. Do wo mako the matter plain ? Tho first specification Is evaded altogether, and tho Bocond Is dodged In tho unchristian fashion exhibited above, with thanks to us for point ing out the error of tho Colonel's compiler and tho Admission that The Sun prints no such advertisements, qualified by tho Insinuation that on that particular Sun day there wore some "that camo pretty close to the border line." Wo havo found the advertisements to whloh wo suppose tho Colonel refors; and wo find tho samo, or precisely similar advertisements, in tbo Afail and Express of that very Saturday, not ob truded, it Is true, under tho caption of "Per sonal" or "Medical," but modestly lurking under the apparently undcscriptlvo head of "Country Board." This is bearing falso witness against your neighbor. It Is a sin prohibited In the Deca logue. It is a serious offenco, even by tho standard of military ethics recognized in tho Salvation Army. It Is bad bad enough to put the sinner on the back seat in tho conventi cle, or to degrado a Colonel of tho Salvation Army to the ranks. Homely and Handsome Candidates. Tho Hon. Shelby M. Cullom, Senator in Congress from Illinois, Is darkly mention ed as a very dark horso, in whoso direction tbo Stato of Illinois may turn when she bo comes willing to admit that tho Gbesham boom was too good to last. Mr. Cullom re sembles, It is said, Abraham Lincoln; but the point of resemblance dwelt upon Is tho fact that he Is supposed to bo as homely as the immortal , roll splitter was. Probably Mr. Cullom is far from taking in private this vlow of his personal attractions, nor is It qulto Just to him. In a land where every year was leap year ho might not be postered with offers from tho fair; but, It not beauti ful enough to be a Joy forever, he Is not homely enough to be afraid to lie abed after daylight. Mr. Lincoln, whoso " lan tern Jaws and legs" received no flattering attention from Southern poets and Journal ists of tho tlmo, was homely enough to bo handsome. But If ho had had nothing but his looks to run on, he would nevor havo been nomlnatod. Wo will choorfully admit that Senator Cullom Is as homoly as his friends wish he should be thought, but bo is hardly homoly enough to be a candidate on that issuo alone. Besides, tbo United States havo cultivated tholr sense of tho beautiful to a high degree slnco tho war. It is not now an advantage for a candldato for thoFresldoncy to be homoly. In fact. It may well bo a disadvantage, for It may Interest against him tho powerful op position of tho ladles. Thoy ore naturally prono to kindness, and willing to forglvo much in a candldato; but if ho lshomaly enough to put out an electric light by mere ly looking at it, their sympathies may bo somowhat chilled. And if a candldato is to mako a tour of tho country, exhibiting him self to a discriminating public, It Is cer tainly proferablo that bo shall satisfy tho at tention ho invites. If ho be, Uko Mr. Lin coln, full of a great sincerity and intellectual power, tho sotting of tho Jowel may bo for gotten; but nevertheless distinction of per sonal uppoaranco may bo a powerful aid to n public man. It did for Mr. Webster as much, perhaps, or more, than his high gifts of lntolloot to Impress tho public. It partially supplied. In tho case of Gen. Scott, tho ab sonco of such gifts. Still the admirers of Senator Cullom may take tho view that, as homely men ore in tho majority, a repre sentative homely candldato would bo sure of election ; but this vlow Is rather subtle than sound. It Is much more probablo that tho homoly mon would act In accordance with tho maxim that wo hato our own vices In, othor people, and vote against the unfortu nate reminder of their misfortune. The Republicans may do much better with a handsome man like Dr. Depew or Ben Habbjbon or William McKejlbt, him of the One old Oorslcan countenance. There Is no objection to a Presidential candidate's being beautiful as woll as good. Governor Hill on Taxation. That wan a very significant phraso which David Bennett Hill oraployod In his speech at Tammany Hall tho othor ovonlng. "Wo favor froor trado," ho said, "but not free trade." Tho chlot Infcrencoof this strik ing remark was not drawn by tho Governor, but It Is that tho internal revenuo system ought to bo nbollshed before any radical changes are mado in tho tariff. Tho Internal rovonuo was unknown before tho civil war, and it is tho greatest incubus upon tho freo dom of trndo which exists In this country. If the hundred nnd ntnotocn millions which It produces wore all wiped out, thcro would bo very llttlo trouble about tho accumulation of a surplus. Then trado would bo freo from all tho anxiety nnd troublo which Is caused by tho piling up of money In tho sub-treasuries whllo it ought to bo In freo circulation throughout tho land, malting the channols of trado notlvo and promoting tho gonoral prosperity. , Freer trado can bost bo attained by abol ishing tho Internal revenuo system I Our esteomed contemporary, tho Star, avers that thoro la " no leador, no publicist, and no organ that can atom tho tldo of Indopendont support of Clxvkland and TnunMAN." All riKht, and wo offor no contradiction; but wo muBtobsorvo that our contomporary dooa not correctly apprehend tho Blgnlflcnnco oi Its own words. A publicist Is a Bcholar dovoted to In ternational law, and this U tho wholo moaning of It. Tho word oannot bo URod In tho freo and easy eonoo In which tho Star Books to upply it. It looks as though tho clergyman who yesterday oooned the Chicago Convention with prayor, indulged In Bomothlng llko unholy familiarity with the Almighty. Itla truo that tho loadors of tho llopubllcan party aro not bonoath tho Dlvlno bonlgnlty. but tho clergy man's flattering alluslonB to thorn in his prayer was certainly oHenslvo to good tasto and truo pioty. Ho ratsod loud cheering la tho Conven tion whon. In addressing tho Dolty, ho spoka of Gon. Sueiudah as " that groat soldier, tho captain of our armies, lovod by tho nation." ic. It sooras to us that tho cheorlng oucht to havo warned him that his flatteries wero lmpropor and lrrovorunt in a prayor, though perhaps fitting in a stump spoech. IIo also Informed tho Eternal Powor that ho was flllod with grati tude for tho"courago undor which tho ban ners of tho Republican party hod gono forth to conquest," Ac. Wo aro happy to say that no such partisan prayor was dolivorod on thoothor sldo at tho Domocratlo Convention In St. Louis. Surely, it was tho duty of that most dovout of Now York editors. CoL Elliott F. Sbefard, who was present in the Convention whon tho cler gyman drow opplauso for his uttorancos. to rise and protoBt against tho dolivorr of a prayor which has no parallel In tho Scriptures. One thing Is certain: Brother Blaine's ear is not at tho ground. It is at loost twelve foot up In tho air. and moving alone at tho rato of ten miles an hour or bettor. Tho Boston Herald advises to soil short tho stook of Chaoncey Mitchell Detew. whon it Is rising in tho market. It is nefarious advice, and dangeronsbeetdos. Tho man who ventures to boII short tho most popular citizen of this Stato will bo sure to be In troublo when tho tlmo eomos to dollvor. More over, no true Now Yorker will over do anything or say anything that is llkoly to bo disagreeable toCnAUNCEX Depew. Tbo slight agitation ovor tho degreo of ritualism used by the Bev. John Wesley BnowN, tho successor of Dr. Moboan, is of rather small moment compared to a similar movement against tho Bishop of Lincoln. Proceedings havo boen begun against that dignitary in tho Court of tho Archbishop of Canterbury, requiring him to clto tho Bishop before him for theso practices: "(I) The use of lighted candles when not required for the purpose of giving light; (2) adopting the eastward position during the ante-commnnlonofBce; (3) mixing water with the saoramcntal wine used In the holr com munion; (1) administering water and wine so mixed to the communicants; (fl) standing In soch a position dur ing the prsytr of consecration as to hide the manual acts; (0) permitting the elnglng of the 'Agnus Del' Im mediately after the prayer of consecration; (7) making the sign of the cross over the people; (8) rinsing the paten and chalice and drinking the ablutions." The action of the Archbishop of Canterbury may shod somo Interesting light on tho rela tions of the Itov. Mr. B&own and his dlssatls Hod parish. Tho Bopubllcan dovlco of putting the American flag to tho service for which a pockot handkerchief is used has already givon offence to a Wisconsin patriot In Chicago. lie knocked over tho man who thus misused the Btar-spangled Bannor in his prosonco. This goos to show that tho Itopubllcans havo blun derod at tho very opening of tho campaign. They havo run against the rock of patriotic prido. They havo given causo of offenco to tho men who aro ready to shod their blood In dofenoo of their oountry's emblom. and who oannot stand still when thoy seo It dishonored. It looks as though tho Itopubllcans would bo compelled to correct tholr blunder and to gtvo up the uso of tho Stars and Btripos as a hand kerchief. Yot we do not approve of tho con duct of tbo Wisconsin patriot In Chicago. Ho did wrong. Ho should havo restrained his wrath until he has tho opportunity of express ing it through tho ballot box next Novombor. A very interesting report Is published by tho Qlohe-Vemocrat of St Louis, to the effect that tho Mormons havo bought the grout Coi; ballitos estate in northwestern Chihuahua, and that it contains a half million acres of flno agricultural and grazing land. It differs very groatly, thou, from tho rost of Chihuahua. Generally that country Is nothing but nn ele vated sandy plain, without rain for tbo most part, and without water, nnd boarlng nothing but a variety of bramblos and cactuses. If tho Mormons should try tholr hand nt agricul ture In such a country ns that, ovon polygamy would not holp thorn out. Tho "Blaine or bust" delegates to Chi cago, especially thoso from California, got u chilling setback yesterday from Temporary Chairman Tjiubston In his speoch nt tho opon ing of tho Convention. Ho warned tho dele gates that Mr. Blaikis cannot bo put nt tho houd of tho ticket, nnd that tho Convention cannot onjoy tho Infinite plonsuro of nominat ing him for President. " As his truo f rlinds," Mr. TavusTox added, "we ennnot, daro not, oommit tho political crlmo of dlsohodlonco to his oxprobsod wllL" In uttering theso doolslvo words tho temporary Chairman must liava spokon under authority from whlh thoro can bo no appeal, and aftor conferenco with Mr. Blaine's confidential frlonds at tho Comou tlon. It is Impossible for the Convention to force Mr. Hlaink to bocouio a rnndidato if ho has determined to refuto tho nomination. Tho Diss Debars will And at tholr sum mor robldonco oxcellont subjects for future Instantaneous Illustration. Tho buildings on tho Island not bolng prlvato proporty, it will probably bo Impossible for tho gontlo Ann to get a doed of any of them, but tho air Is cool thoro, and tho situation romnntlo nnd presum ably attractive to spooks. On tho wholo, tho Diss Dedam might have fared worse. JLa IndepiMdent Fine Trnder Clvee hte Vltwi, frxm lt H'cuAln?m roil. Vi'n regrot to notice an inclination In various quarters to evade, disguise, shirk, straddle, and belog the question. It wU not do. gentlemen. You are too late. President Cleveland's message has placed him and his party wnero hearing and trimming will sot par. Tka only safe policy Is to aland up like man and agist for tsui laltsy Instead et torn wing It. PARLIAMENT AM XltK tUtAZriBHKBIKB THO Iuqnlrles Mste In the, British Ilonao er Caramons no to American latesitleme. Wabhinoton, Juno 19. Tho question which Mr. Edward Oourloy put to the Govern inont in, tho British Tarllamont on Monday night about tho Alaska soalers provokes somo commont hero. Ho wanted to knowwhotber it was true that the Amorlcan authorities had ofTlclally announced tho departure of " tho war ships Dolphin and thrco other nrmod veesols" to Bohrlng Boa, with Instructions to sotze Brit ish or othor vossols engaged In seal fishing. Tho Dolphin was cortalnly, at tho last aocounts, on tho l'nclflo station, undor Commander Geo. F. F, Wlldo. Hho hnd rcachod Panama May 21. Bhslsnotavory formidable warship, bolng a third rato, of 1,483 tons displacement, and mounting n solitary six-Inch gun. Hor fault ns n o8sol wns onco alleged to bo that of Btructuial weakness, butsho has gono around Capo Horn, and might at this season bo safe enough In Bohrlng Boa. Tho naval vossol really at Alaska is tho Tho tls, a fourth rato of tho old Oroely rollofoxpo pltlon, whoso nrmamont consists of two howlt zors. Sho has bcon ovor slnco last year leisure ly working hor way from port to port around from tho Atlontlo coast to tho North Pacific, undor command of Llout-Commnndor W. H. Emory, nnd had got ns far ns Nnnalmo, In Brit ish Columbia, In tho early part of May, so that by this tlmo sho is in Alaska wators. Tho rovonuo mnrlno Borvlco always contributes ono or moro of threo vossols, tho Boar, tho Bush, and tho Corwln, to soa fishery operations. Tho reply mado to Mr. Courloy In Parliament wns that tho British Government was not awnroof any such monactng raovomont of a fleet bended by tho warship Dolphin: that an order had boon given from Washington to re store tho throo British Columbia ossols seized yuarboforo last, but that no such orders wore known to havo neon Issuod In relation to tho vossols Eoized lost your. Tho throe vosscls seized In 18SU wore tho Carolina, Onward, and Thornton, and Attoruoy-Goncrnl Garland gavo tho order of roloaso In tho following January, which ho was obliged to repeat, slnco It wns urged that it must ho fraudulent. Although that order wuh iscuod, Immediately afterward n doubt was thrown upon tho attitude of our Government by tho contlnunnoo of instruc tions for tho orrost of nil poachers on tho seal lesions. r rom tho very first tho announcements mado by Hlr James I'orgusson on this subject in tho Ijouso of Commons havo bcon rathor vacuo. His Btatomont on Monday night, for oxamplo. that orders for tho restoration of the vossols seized in 1890 hnd boen l&RUOrt by tho Wnsh Innton nnthoritlos, does not, nslroportod by ca ble, at all convey a complete Idea of the facta. Tho roloaso was only granted aftor tho mus ters and mates of tho solzod vessels had boen comictod andscntonoedto linos or imprison ment or both. Tho ofllcors prosecuted at Bit knworo James Ogtlvle, mastor, and James Blnko. mate of tho Carolina; Danlol Monroe, mastor, and J. Mnrkletich. mate of tho On ward: Hans Guttormson, mastor, and Honry Norman, mato of tho Thornton, and C A. Bay nor, master, and J. Johnson, mato of tho Amerlcun sehoonor Ban Diogo. In all oases tho jury found tho accused guilty, and tho sentences .woro Inflicted. For example, Gut tormson was pontoneed to a flno of 500 nnd Imprisonment for thirty days, whtlo his mato was tlnod $300. Tho Captain of tho American Bchoonor recoivod a bontonco of two months' Imprisonment, and his mato an imprisonment for thirty dnys. It was aftor those linos nnd imprisonment, and tho presentation of pleas thnt tho olTendors woro Ignorant of Amorlcan law, that tho British vossols woro relonsed. The present stato of the Boallng question Is cortalnly obscure. Thus far during tho present 6eason no soizuros have boon roportod : yot it Is known thnt poachors from Victoria aro in Alaska waters. Canada has. It Is understood, pre forrcd heavy claims lor damagos on account of arrests mado last year and tho year before, and this fact, coupled with tho unfortunate upshot of tho Washington fishery negotiations, may hn o loft tho Government In a muddlo. No vory deelsivo policy on tho Alaska soal question has of lato been evident. 31 AX OR IIJSIIJXT SAX3 UB WON'T BtW. Tint All the Isms Tbero Are Cltlaens Around whet Think He Sfny HsvreTo. Mayor Hewitt's mall yesterday contained two nominations. A city lcttor was a nomina tion of the Mayor to succeed himself. This eeomod to havo boon written in good faith, and to bo intended as a compliment to tho Mayor, who decltnod to lot it be copied or to give the namo of its writer. Ho did say, however, that tho proposition was ono that did not meot with hl.s approval. " In fact, ho added," I may as woll say, once for all, thnt undor no circumstances will I run for Mayor again." This sweeping declination In advanco of tho mooting of tho local conventions may cloar tho political atmosphero a little. It is cortaln that Mayor Hewitt has not boen left out of the cal culations of any party or individual whoso gazo lsflxodontho City HalL Neither faction of tho Democrats Is ready to take htm up for a renominatlon.and oach Is equally averse In putting itsolf In direct opposition to his re nomination. Somo Itopubllcans havo gravely considered tho question how much of their party's strongth could bo got for Howltt for a 6oeond torm, and many of them aro rathor taken with tho Idea that thoy could elect him. Of courso his nomination would havo to bo made by u citizens' movoment. Aftor his ac ceptance it would bo impossible for him to prat ont tho Itopubllcans from endorsing him. Thoro aro machlno mon In tho Eighth District nnd elsewhere who ery out ncnlnst this, nnd Bay thoy would not touch Howltt with a fifty foot nolo. Thoso who nro considering tho question moro favorably will not bo nbashod by the Major's announcement of yosterday. Thoy think that ho said more than ho meant, and will stand on a previous and apparently well cousldorod statomont thnt ho would nevor Forvo as Mayor again unloss ho could do bo In dependently of any party oliligationiwhatover. Tho Mayor's other nomination was from Oroson. Tho writer hays ho 1b poor, and has seven children: but if Mr. Hewitt will Bend him monoy to como Enst. and pay hall ront and other campaign expenses, ho will manage a Howltt boom for tho I'rosldoncy. Preachers nod Ballet fllrla. From the JHnghamton Republican. Collector Dan Mogono of tho Now York Custom ITouso has decided that ballot girls are professional persons, and can bo imported from Europo under contract, Thoro is, therefore, a broad distinction Intbooyos of the law be tween ballot girls and ministers of tho Gospel, a United Btatos court holding that ministers eomo undor tho prohibition of tho Contract Labor luw. And yet It Is probablo that tho mlnlstors aro us harmless as tbo ballet girls. . Tnr. Bun has investigated this. Collector Magono said that tho ballot had not boen broucht to tho notlco of tho customs officials, and thut no such caso had come up for decision. AdTlco to JSIoycllnr Olrle. mm the lI'mMnoton Foil Tho handlo should bo low. Tlie feat should be high. The knees should always be turned la so that they nearly touch each other, Tho rider should, of course, sit erect and eteady. The skirt should be f all, and at itast as long aa an ordi nary wulktng skirt. The niount ehouldbe practised evenings unU! thor oughly mnsttreil. The side mount, although a llttlo more difficult to learn. Is intlnlttlr more graceful than putting the foot ner the reach first, and can be done on rough ground, where the ordlnury mount v ouM be Impossible. V ery lady who is lint rested In the success of 'cycling for hor sex wilt be cnreTtil about thete details, and she will have an aceonipHiUmcnt beyond criticism, and will ride gracefully and nllh ease. Tiro I.lcbtnlns KceorAe. To the EntTon or Tnn Bun Sir: I noticed In last Wednrsdnr's Ktkhiku Sux an Item that a train on the 1'ennsylranU Uatlroad "ran three mUes Intrtseo onds each." This may be a "fair" gait, but It Is btaten dally and almost hourly on th Hound Ilroolc route of the I'hllx. dolphla and heading. Hero aro two records thut are roiKhlsrably letter: ....... June Is, train o. &07, rhladephlia and Heading, erigini) N. H'tt, Cibsiin rntrlnn-r, nve cnnitri'tive mllre Irwil alKjut uiMkeli statiun. average per tulle -Iti'Mu si co-iiis. The train con, I'ltdot three coaches, one par loriar, anil one tumbiuallun. Ibis inornlu, on trmn ,") Ml, engine No. H Kngl neer lt"drlgug. nine mllt-s u ere run In 7 minutes and .' seconds, se, en of which were run In 4'. seconds each, otie In fiO seconds, fine in At sscoiida. 1 have btun on a train that ran tlirre miles In S3, -PI and 47 seconds, not all down grade, either. , , I have been commuting on the above named route for elsht years, and can assure you that a bo-second record can be taken almost anv day of the year. Tiuktoii, June 1ft, 1SHS Cokm-ctco, "Vlce.I-resldeiit Turner Explains. ToTHEEDiTonopTHB BUN Fir t I send you a document which will satisfy you that I have a right to the signature ustd of Vice rrtsldtnt Aratrlcan Federa tion of Iabur, altuough by on oversight I Isf t out " Stat Uranch." W. q. j-iiii.se. Ylce-Presldsnt (Stat Branch) Am. fad. et Labor. Tea, Kloklnst at the Kepublleaaa. Irons (As JJtutlo Itstes. There will be no sloeny Democrats this fall. Every Democrat will be wide evoke ant kUUag, tub cnicAQo ooimanxoK Oasstraaemasi Ansae JT. Osnasataca Fittnra afUsa rrt Daya leiilea. CmoAao, Juno 19. The situation has changed. The proceedings in tho Convention to-day Indicate that the frlonds of tho Wcstorn candidates are making a united nnd deter mined offort to throttle the Blaine furor. Tho National Committee appears to have bean freely used by tho Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois mon, Blalno shoutors recoivod Tory fow tick ets of admission to tho Convention, and there woro no wild displays ot Blalno enthusi asm. It was not for laok ot soats, for thcro woro plonty ot empty chairs. John M. Thurston, tho tompornry Chairman, exhibited anything but the Blalno colors. In his spoooh accepting the honor conferred on him by tho National Commltteo alone, he carossodtho board of tho groat Malno states man, kindly Inquired after his health, and knlfod him under the fifth rib. It was done so noatly and so adroitly that tho Convention was dazod. Not a protest was hoard. There woro lively ohoors whllo Thurston wns anoint ing Blaine's board, and no groans whon tho knlfo was thrust doftly bo twoon his ribs. Each Blalno delegate looked nt his mato whon the deod was done but no loador cams to the front to resent it. Possibly Thurston by bis action meant to de velop the Blalno boom prematurely, so as to kill It more easily. If so, Blntno's adhoronts woro wlso in not bolng drawn into tho ambus cade Thoy mar husband tholr strength until tho time comes to break the propheslod dead lock, but It looks as though Honry of Navarro was dono tor, and Thurston was tho Bavnlllao. Tho National Committee bulldozed tho Con vention In placing tho Nobraska man In tho chair. B. F. Jones bluntly lntroducod him to tho dolegatos as tho Chairman ot tho Conven tion. Tho action of tho National Commltteo was not submlttod to tho dologotos. Mr. Thurston promptly seized tho gavol and poundod tho little marblo block In front ot him. It sounded llko a man playing a xylo phone Tho audacious omouto brought an old Orangor to his feet He was Gov. Osborno ot Kansas. In strenuous terms he protested against tbo coup d'tftnt by which n Union Pa cific Viceroy was placed In imporial powor over a llopubllcan national conclave. Ho clalmod that tho Convention wns ontttled to its rights and nomlnatod Congressman Wrn. Warnor of Missouri for temporary Chairman. Mr. Thurston ruthlessly ruled tho Qrnngor outotordoron tho ground that noobjootion was mado when ho was introduced to tho Convention as its Chairman. There was no further effort to retnin its rights by any momber of tho Convention. Thurston marchod along tho pathway blazod for him by tho National Committor In a few minutes ho'-again surprised the august body. When the States were called to solcct tho Com mittees on Credentials, on Permanent Organi zation, on Bules and Regulation, nnd Resolu tions ho announced that the National Commlt teo had practically settlod tho contost in Vir ginia by placing tho Mabono delegates nt large on tho roll with four Mabono delegates from Congress districts In which thoro was no con tost. Thorenpon Mabono promptly placed himself on the Commlttoe or Crodontlols and things began to hum. Fiery John Wlso mounted the platform as handsome as ovor and twice as glib. He stated tho caso justly whon he said that William Mahone bad sent up William Mahone's name to decide whether William Mahone was entitled to a seat as a del egate, ne also had the right tovotoontho credentials of twenty othor Virginia dol ogates, whoso seats are contested by Mahono mon. Iloeus Pocus Hoar ot Massachusetts then took tho floor. In face, figure manner, and voico ho recalled tho voice, manner, figure, and faco of Horace Oroeloy. With bland-llko Innocence, ho partly broke tho offect ot Wise's spoech. no insisted that tho notion of the commltteo should stand, with the understanding that Mahone shoultLnot be pormltted to voto on his own case. gonator Hoar's diversion gave tho General a chanco to gather bis wits. Ho broucht his Blight figure to tho platform clad in tho usual black frock coat and a white waistcoat. His collar was wilted by tho heat and his eyes wore as bright as tho oyos of a ferret His long whits beard qulvorod with emotion as bonnlockod his laws and began to talk in tho truo Virginia dlaloct John Wlso stood back against tho pon enclosing tho temporary Chairman as Mahone raised his llttlo band and bo gan to perorate. Tho little General prancod backward and forward ovor tho platform and spoko vehemently. Ho said "too" for "to," And frequently referred to "Vfrglnyah." Ho belittled Wlso's contest no said that in ono Congress district thero wero only throo men engaged in tho soloctlon of Wiso delegates. They Beloctod themselves for dolegatos and alternates. Ho strenuously deniod that frauds wore porpotrated by tho Mahono mon in any dlstrlot At this tho lro ot John Wise aroso. Ho shook hlB fist at the General and ehoutod: " Thero woro frauds in your district and you know It" The General turned as though on a pivot " Your chargo is as false as you are foul," ho roared in roply. Evorybody expected to see Wlso knock him from tho platform, but an angel of morcy hov ered over him and Wise refrained from striking him. Mahono had hardly ceased talking whon Ocn. Bon Buttorworth ot Ohio treatod the Con vention to a sensation. Mahono's is a Bher man delegation, and Wise's mon aro tor Blaine According to tho rule of threo In poli tics a Cincinnati man would havo olthor backed Mahono or havo kept his mouth shut Buttorworth did nolthor. Ho doalt tho brlgado commnndor of tho Army ot Virginia a blow be tween the eyes. Ho said that the proposition to place a man on a commltteo whero ho had an opportunity of ruling upon his own credentials was repugnant to tho feel ings of tho Convention, and ought not to bo tolerated for a moment. Astonishment was plainly written on the faces of tho Doiow. Har rison, nnd Oresham mon when they heard this. It indicated that tho usual Ohio torodo was al ready at work in tho bottom of tbo Sherman craft, and that she would b scuttled without morey whon tho tlmo camo for tho crew to di vide John's erfeots. Murat Hnlstead sat on tho bulwarks ot the ship, gazing abstractedly at her canvns, apparently utterly unaware that anything unusual was going on below. It was u pathetlo sight. But torworth would probably havo boen sucoossful hnd it not boon for Frlsblo Hoar. A Minnesota man moved that only Htatos with uncontested delegations bo represented on thoCommitteo on Croduntluls. Mr. Hoar protested In n squeaky volco with a faco as bland as a May morn, and then moved that tho wholo subject bo laid on tho table. Tho Chairman took; a viva voco voto so qulokly that It fairly mado John J. O'Brlon h hoad Bwlin. There wns no ohnuco for any of Wise's frlonds to call for a division. In nn Instant the calllne of tho roll of Htatos and Territories was resumed. Contesting del egations were Invited to sond up their papers for reference to tho Commlttoe nn Contostod Boats. In tho confusion attending tho call Den Buttorworth made a motion to adjourn until noon to-morrow. Tho Chairman put it without a qualm, nnd It was carried. Buch Is tho gist of the remarLnblo work dono to-day by the t'omentlon. It shows that tho Bhermuu men lmo seized tho tompornry ma chinery. They nro running It to suit them boUos without regard to olthor precedent or consniiuenccB. It also indicates that all tbelr erTorts may bo rendered nugatory nt any criti cal momout by tho actions of tihormnn's rivals In Ohio. It Is dinicult to nbcortnln who ad vised tbo National Commltteo to arbitral ily Feizo the reins and jerk tho horse on Its hind legs. It looks llko the work of Matt Quay of l'cnnsyhiinla. lia is said tn control thirty-live bherman votes in his delegation. How ho pro poses to handlo thorn is an interesting pioblem. and one not caally solved. He has certainly knocked Don Onmoron out. and ho Is appar ently determined to thrust his band aovp Into tlm ploof national politics. The action of the National Commlttoe to-day stands In btartllnc contrast to its aotlon four years age Then Blalno s adhoronts had con trol of the committee. They selected Powell Clnyton for temporary Chairman and submlt tod their soloctlon to tho Convention. The Arthur and Edmunds men concentrated their strength on John It Lynch, a colored brother, and floored the carpet-bagger. The Blaine men quickly recovered from, tho blow, how ever. and their candidate carried the Conven tion by etorm. What they will do in the pres ent dilemma remains to be seen, but it looks now as though the blow was fatfl. The roaring of aground swell, recalUngth Slarfleld ground swellTa 16m was heard to y. It came when WllUam McJllnley nam WasoAUediia Ohio's contribution to tho Com- mlttee on Besoiutlons. Hearty npplauso ran over the Convention. It sopmed to bo spontaneous. It was t certainly A trlbnto duo to tho man who has made tho bost protection speech UiM sofslon In tho House of lteprcsontntlvos. Thoro Is a qulot fooling that McKlnloy may provo to bo tho only mn. nsldo from Blaine, who oan com Plotcly nil the domnnds of a strong proteotlvo platform. If. ns In Gnrflold's caso, this enthu siasm Is dlsplnyodwhonovorMoKlnioy entors tho hnil.lt will bo an ominous Indication ot what may happen. . .... . ., One of the most interesting fonturos of tho Sonvontion to-day wns tho appearance of Gen. ohn 0. Fremont in tho uon sot apart for tho use of tho ofllcors ot tlm Convention. Ho looked old nnd.wrlnklod. His oyo is dim. and tho glossy black hnlr parted, In tho middle so familiar to thoso who romombor tho cnmpalan ot 18511, Is entirely gono. A few straggling locks of gray covered his head. He wears his inoustacho nnd whiskers as ho did In 1800, but thoy aro as whltn as snow. In , n clonr volco ho thanked tho Convontlon for Its courtosy nnd took occnslon to animadvert upon tho oourso of tho Domocratlo party In rnthor hnrsh terms. It would havo boen grneo fnl for him to acknowledge tho work of tho Domocratlo majority in tho Military Commit too of tho Houso of lteprosentatlvos. but ho probably forcot it. That majority has reported n bill placing him on tho retired list of tho army. Tho Itopubllcans on tho cominlttoo op posed tho bill. , Following John O. Fremont enmo Fred Doug lass. His bushy whltn halr.'tawny faco, antl closo-croppocl benrd cava him a singular ap pearance Ho did not look llko nmnn worth $200,000. Ho recounted tho work of tho Repub lican party. In destroying Bliuory. Ho rocallod tho war thnt followod, and tho work ot tho nogro In thnt war. After abusing tho Domocratlo , party for Its wnr record, ho poured vials of pralso upon tho Republi cans. "You called for tho nogro," ho shoutod. and ho camo, Abraham Lincoln called upon him, and ho was thcro." This must linvo boon somewhat mortifying to Gon. Fromont. who sat bohlnd Mr. Douglnss. Fremont called upon tho negro long boforo Abraham Lincoln mado his call, nnd Ids reward was n removal from his command, Tho hall In which tho Convontlon Is held ro sombles tho great Muslo Hnll In London, al though much smaller. It has four galleries, all drapoil mngnlflcpntly with tho Amorlcan colors. Tho utipor gallory Is so high nnd far away that when It Is crowded it looks llko nn nudlenco porchod on tho fllos of nn lm monso theatre. This fanoy Is Increased by tho streamers which swing from the colling of tho building. Tho Now York dolepatlon. ns usual, sat In front. Mr. Plntt occupied the front aisiosoat jjoninunim sat unauncey Jl. uo tiow, nnd behind Dopow was Hlsaock. Warner Miller sat nt Dopew's rlcht. nnd Judgn Robertson noxt. Tho ex-Wicked HenatorUlhbsrubbod arms with Frank His cock. Ben liuttcrworth and Fornkor sat sldo by sldo in tho Ohio delegation, with MeKlnley nnd Gov. Foster in the Bonts back of them, t'-ongrossmor; woro scattered throughout tbo delegations. Hwnrthy Wnrnor npponrod among tho Mlsourinns. Smiling Dr. Gal linger was tho pride of tho Now Hampshire dologation. Iowa was grncod by tho manly prcsonco of Gon. Henderson nnd tho lino open eountonnnco of Congressmnn Lymnn. Tho black faco of Gon. Bmnlls shono in tho South Carolina squad. Congressman Hnydon eat with tho Bay Btato mon. nnd tho vitriolic Dnl r.ell nml tho sunsot Hnrrv Bingham nmonir tholr brethren In Pennsylvania. Tho plat form was strewn with scores of omlnent Bopublicnns, who watchod tho procood fngs with much interest. Among them woro Senators Toller and Fnrwell, and tho Kris Krlnklo ot tho Nevada delegation. 1'hllotus Bnwyor of Wisconsin snt near thqm, and near him was Congressman Yost of Lynchburg. Vn., who watohed tho Wiso tight Intently. Ho 1 opposed to Mahono nnd eoomed much disati- Iiolnted at tho result. Near him nppoarod Mr. lynn ot Kansas. Tho usual scenes nro witnessed to-night. Clubs nro marching and countormnrihlnir. A thousand tin horns nro tooted, nnd pnndnmo nlum reigns in tho hotels. Tho music of tho bands Is deafening. Thero Is moro drunkon ness thnn was Been in St. Louis during tho Domocrntlo Convention. This Is pi obably duo to tho fact that the liquor saloons in Chicago, un llko thoso In Bt. Louis, are kept open on Bun day. Amos J. Cummings. TOE MORMONS GOING TO MEXICO. Tbey But se Bier JHstntti In Northwestern Chltmnhna. fron the Glole Democrat. El, Paso, Juno 15. A fow days ago Solon Humphreys. Judge J. 1'. Crosby, and tho othor owners of tho grentCorrnlltos llni-ionda. which embraces n large proportion of Norihwostern Chihuahua, unu is among tho largest in Mex ico, sold a portion of the cstato to Andrew,!. Btowart and Goorgo M. Brown, both of Bait Loko City. This tract thus rold embraces nearly 500,000 acres of flno agricultural and graziwr land, and has a railroad lino projuclod. It now transpires thesalois mado to patties who aro acting on bobalf ot the Church of tho Lattor Day Balnts, and that tho purohaso Is only tho llrst of a Borles of Blmllur ones which will bo mado In various portions ot Mexico, but mostly in tho northern States ot tho re Dubllo. An oxtensito emigration from Utah into Mexico Is ovidently contemplated by tho Mormons. An experimental colony wns sent out to the vicinity of the tiact just purchased somo two jenrsaco. audit provod a complcto Buccess In ovory respect. Tholr fanning, gar dening, fruit urowlnc. nnd cattlo raising pros pered in their sottlomonts nlong tho Casn urnndo River In tho most surprising munnor. Thoy bnvo built schools, churchos, and store houses, nnd hnt o arranged to got on n footing of frlondly sympathy with tholr Mexic-m nolghbors. Thoy appear to havo uivon up tho practice of polygamy, at least to all outward appearance nnd comport themselves ns model citizens, ulthough it Is very apparent that they yield blind nnd Implicit obodlenco to thlr Elders. Bishops, nnd splrltmil superiors. Re cently all accessions to their numbers havo coino from some Mormon 6ottloment In Ari zona. Tho purchaso monoy of tho tract re cently bought amounts to (500,000. Tbey Think be la In is Trnace. Canandaioua, Juno 19. A sensntion wns caused hero to-day by tho dismissal of tho hoarso which was to carry tho body of Wulter A. Heard to Its last resting place Mr. Hoard, who wns ono of tho wealthiest mon In this region, was found In his room on last Saturday ovonlng apparently doad. When discovered ho was reclining on his bed with n book hold In bis right hand. Physicians who wero sum moned said ho had died of p.trnlyslH of tho heart. Tho friends woro notified, and tho fu neral wns to bo hold ut 11) o'clock to-day. At tho appolntod hour a largo number of frlonds gathered, and tho serWoos woro performed. Thou tho undertaker nnd carriages woro dis missed, and it wuh announced that Mr. Hoard was not dead. Mrs. Rutledge, n sister, de clared hor belief that ho was merely In a franco, nnd inslstod thnt tho body should not bo token from tho I10U60. Tho body btlll lies in tho coffin as It was prepared for burial. It certainly looks vory Ufo like The Fisheries. Ottawa, Juno 19. Tho United Stntcs Gov ernment having docllnod to coOpernto with tho DominlonaQovornmont In carrying out an ex ploratory survey of tho doop-sca cod flsherlos of tho Pacific coast, the latter will immediately send a steamer to continue work which was successfully commenced last season. Tho Dominion Government hato now eiKht crulsom engaced in tho llsliory piotectlto scrtiva nlong tho Atlantic coast Commnndors. with ono or two oxceptlons. repot t tho oporatlon of tho llconso system under the hiinlu.i ihyhIi ns removing all friction uud working satlsf uctoril y. Opluru NmuKBllns; nn the Increnst. Ottawa, Juno 19. Customs nuthorltles horo havo boon ndWsod that tho Importation of crudo opium into British Columbia to bore fined thoro, Is Increasing ntnn enormous rate, nnd, as the production of ono ot tho fifteen mills In operation at Victoria ts more than enough to supply tho wbolo Dominion, tho customs officials say that tho surplus slock Is finding Its way across tho border without pay ment of duty. The Dominion (Internment next session will tako meant, to restrict tho im portation ot tho erudo artielo from China, lie tVonlrt Ille of OH Atr, Patlont Am I vory sick. Doctor? I'b) stclAn You nre not in a critical condition at all. Patient Thank heaven) I wtnt to Uv long enough to see the New York nil! nnolhrr game of bell. Physician (dubiously) ell, I dun t believe I can promlso you an such feate of life u that. Precious Time, Wasted. from Me Lrrryilav. niah Church Rector-I hato concludod to abandon the rotiftsslntial Vestr man Think it ritor tni much of Rome T ',No.tliat isn't It: but no utmeuir comes toconfess evctpt women, and I cmi't n ito three hours every aay to listen to suiumMin storlea" A Posthumous Puvin ur Victor lluso. T0LTK LA LTRK. Vons m'arei erroure par toutes Its epreuves, btlirneur J'al bleu soutTtrt. Jessiils i&rell aux veuveu Qullr.ivailltnt la uutt et souuent trUleraent. Je n'ai point talt le mal. et J'al le clisthuent; Mou uuvre est dinicile, el ma vie est eirtre. Le cboses qus Je fals sont comtoe une cblmere. Apres le dur tratail et la dure salion. J'al vu men cnntlnls marcher su 111a lnnluon. I-e raenone et la haine et I'lnjure, avec Joie, Out miche dans leurs dents mon:nouitcouime nne nrele. J'al taut rvel le doutealas.oma ralson. -". L'ardtnte Jalousie, sere et fatul poison, A, dans mon ruur profond qui brills el se deohlra. Tue la contlance et le Joyeux sourire. J'al vu, pile etdesyeoxcherobant ton borlsen. pes ctrcueile adurte serilr de ma malson. J'al pleors comma (Us, J'al pleure couime pere. Et le tremble souyent par 00, tout autre esutre. Was Je ne me plalus pas, el Je torabe a jrsnoux. El Je vous rsusreis, i malue anier et dfoux: Car vous ares, DUu bon. Dleu dee smss slsoerea. Mis toutss Its douleurs et toutee lee mUSres Bur reel. sir mon eceur sombre en vos mains oomurime. Excepts code-Is, eVelmsr ism etxe sinui oomnnms, BJuusUtt. , V rr riRE DRltZ BATED ATAiaO, 11 Tka Children Ceol Knouth In Orssaattsfs 11 Hchoot 4, but Mothere Ontelde FramM. IV Mrs. Catharine MoLnttghlln has beon bed 1 1 rlddon for a numbor of years with rhoumatlsm. J Sho Is f,5 yoars old and fooblc. OnMaroh8hor daughtor Magglo was burnod to doath nt 108th I street and Wost Bnd nvonuo, hor clothos hav r lng caught flro from a stove Evor since this Mrs. McLaughlin has boon vory fearful ot Ores. jl Whon, thorotoro, flamos nnd smoke poured ! Ill Into hor rooms, on tho top floor ot 98 Rldgo J M Btroot, yostorday afternoon, she was frlgbtoned j UM almost to death. Tho othor tonants mado a 1R wild scramblo for the Btroot. Word was sont to tho Dolancey street station, M nnd noma of tho resertos wore dospntchod to I'M tho house Mis, McLaughllu was still lu the) MlJ house calling feebly for holp. and a crowd out- Ml Bldo wns excitedly urging sombody to go in and If tako hor out. At this momont Lnglno 17 or- il rlvod, nnd Rnginoor Mngulro lod tho way np II tho stairs, through tho smoko and flamos. ,Fo llcomnn Kullivnn followod closo bohlnd him. W Tho lire was eating Its way Into tho, invalid's 1 1 room. Tho window was open, or she would 1 1 havo boon suffocated. Mngulro and Bnlllvnn 1 1 Elokod up her bod. and carried hor out ot the II ouso and across tho street on it. II Ornmmnr School No. 4 ts only two doors I nway. Tho children havo been trnlnod in the) V ' 11 ro drill to hurry from tho building upon a I signal from tholr tonohors whothor thero is a I flro or not, nnd tho lessons thoy havo thus f learned woro put Into practical oporatlon yes- t terday. Tho school holds about 2,000 boys and I girls, and when word was givon by Principal I Dcmllt they wont out spaodlly and snfoly. It I took only a llttlo moro thnn five minutes to I empty tho throo dopartmonts. Tho Btroot was I flllod with frantic mothorn nnd fathom and Ii eldor sisters and brothers, nnd altogether there) II woro 4,000 frantic pooplo nwnltlnetho ohtl- I, dron's exit. It took nbout twonty policemen to k, keep the crowd back. Policeman Flay guided F tho children who camo out of tho Rldgo street entrance nnd Polloomnn Uormntn did ns ration I for thoso who camo out by way of Blvlnston 1 btroot. . . ....,.,. t I ' Many of the onglnos for tho dlstrlot wore nt ft I ; flro at 1181 South stroot. and It took threo alarms and eight minutes to got a company to tho Rldgo stroot blaze Tho South street Ore) was a small ono. It started in a loft of hay at tho lumber yard ot Avllos Brothers, and burned down to a pllo ot mahogany and veneoring. Damage ti.lw. VOLITICATj xoteb, Tlecause Ashbel P. Fitch, the Republican representa tive ot Harlem tn Oontress, mado some vreexa slnco ss speech favorlmr the Mills bill It Is arrued by a rood msny that hs represents a tree trade district, and It la f even clnlmod by some that he owes his election to free J trade support. .Such a clslm Is nbsurd. Mr. FltohoweS hlq plane lu Congress to the following clrcnmstanceet Ills predecessor, Ke;tert L. Vltle, halls from the Nine teenth Assembly district, which lies west of Central ,J l'ark. In Ud, under Democratic party usage, the 4H Democratic nomination should hato gone to the eastern 7f end of the district, which is the more populous and lta- portnnt, and Includes the wholo ot Harlem. This was not done, nnd a number of Harlem Democrats bolted 1 Oen. Vlele, who wns n pronounced "civil service re former." In this emcrcency the leedinjr laxer-beer brewers ot the district, whoso counsel Mr. Fltoh Is among the brew erles in the district are tuose ot fleorgo Ehret, Conrad Stein, Jacob Iluppert, James Ererard, fleorge Ringler, and D. O. Yuengling engaged to elect Mr. Pitch, who afterwaril recehed the Itepnbllcan en dorsement. He wna supported hr Democrats and Re publicans alike, and received the bulk of the Henry George vote, which was 0,000 In the district that year. The Idea of the tariff being an Issue was never thought of by any of the voters, and should Mr. Kltch nndertake I to run ngnln on the high license platform of his party ' and as a free trado candidate he would havo to bo pre- 1 pared for surprises. rfj Xo now candidates have presented themselves for Sherlg during the week on the Pemocratlo side, but tho talk of Inspector Alexander Wllllame running as Re publican candidate Is ag.-itn revived. There Is nothing in it Mr. Williams has a good place now, and to run for another oitlie would, under the law, havo to resign It. There has never been a Republican bhtrllt of thut county even w lien tho Kopubllcnn party was at Its renlih. and It is highly nnllkily that the scsttered and demoralized members ot the tlr.oid Old Party con'4 elect anr one thin year. Their one dependence hat. been that in n triangular fight between two Dtmocratlo fac- , tlons a Republican might possibly slip in. They ran ! i William II. (Jedney for Sheriff la 1N70 on that Idea, Rob- ' ert C. Ilrown In 17J, Emmons Clark in 1SS2, and John ' Y. Jacobus in ISS5; but all four of thera were beaten. A scnMble and well informed man llko Inspector Wil liams would be loath tn put himself up as a target tor the treachery of tho local Republican bosses, and to be come a victim foe a sentiment n hloh has no real basis. The Sheriff of New York county this year wlU be, as In other years, a Democrat, and he is likely to be a pretty good Democrat, too. The Socialist Labor party, nt Its meeting held at 03 East Fonrth street on unday afternoon last, deter mined dehnttely to make no separate nominations for the present, but to give Its support In locul iratters to those candidates who woull consent to subscrlbo to the demands of this organization formulated in t.ito Con vention on the 2alh day of last Septembor. There In clude the enforcement of all the labor regulations en acted by recent Legislatures: Abolition of tenement house work, prohibition of child labor, sanitary Inspection of factories, mines, and dwfllli.gs, payment of wnges weekly, abolition of the contract system In prisons nnd on public works, eight hours tn constitute ft day's labor, repeal of blue laws, and abolition of all I conspiracy laws against boj cutting. William H. Kennedy, the Pearl street nndertaker, who Is a member of Tammany UalU Is again a candidate for Coroner this ytar He was chosen in 1HSJ and sorted until Jan. 1. ISbe, but m'os denied a renomtnaUmi for the reason that of the two vacancies which Tammany Hall had to 1111 one was given to Irving Hall, lu ally in ' 1SS5, nnd the other went to tho German Democrata. They chose, respectively, John IL Demcrost and J. W. He! pcnliaggen. j Tho AVw Vork Times has unearthed a possible Demo- j cratlc candidate for Mayor on the Tammany Hall side this year in the person of S. H. Cox. The popular Con- j grefsnian has never sought, and it is extremely unlikely that he would accept, any municipal oftlca He flrst be- . came a Congressman from the ZanestUle, Ohio, district oer twenty Ave years ago, and has been a member of tho Demorratla side almost consecutively since, except ! during his brief period of service as L'nited States Mln- , Inter In Turkey. It Is of all things the most unlikely that ' Mr. Cox should accept a nomination for Mayor now that his return to Congress Is practically assured. j Trom present appearances It Is extremely Improbable that there will be any union ticket this year unices the tn o dcnilnaut Democratto factions can contrive to agree on a compromise Mayoralty candidate. Tammany IIoll exacts the contluuvnce of Its supremacy In the Sheriff's and County Clerk's olllco, and deinnnJs at least one Coroner. The leaders of tho oranlratlon are willing to concede to the County Democracy tho retention of those 1 appointive offices and departments which the Incoming , Mayor wilt hato to lilt, provided he Is a candidate ' equally favored by both organizations lltit they will oppose the choice of a strict County Democracy loan ae Mr. Hewitt's successor. The County Democrats, on tbm other hand, insist on a Mayor ratorable to themselves, ! and do not wish to abide by the result of such e lottery ol chance as characterized the choice of Franklin Bdsna In issu, and resulted lu liollln M. Squire and B. Hastings Urant In two of the most Important municipal offices. A condlJato recently mentioned for Coroner on the Tammany side, and ono who would encounter very j little difficulty In securing a nomination. Is that vet- i eron of many contests In the Twenty-sscond ward, 1 (irnrge'Y I'liinkitt. Ills career lit politics has been ea citing ami Instructive. He was defeated for the Assea- I My In li. elected in I86H, elected In 1800, chosen AI- "S dtrmsulii ISTOand 1871, defeated for Alderman In ISTt, J defeated for the Assembly In 1874 and IB73, and obossn t Btato senator In !t&3 and IBS.-,. Trior to tho year I67S J It wns customary to choose tho hoard of Alderortn la -4 New York on a general ticket containing fifteen names. In the tidal wavo of 1S71 thirteen of the nftesn Tarn. I many men were defeated, but two of them pulled E through. One of these was Thomas Coman.wbohed Jf been at one time acting Mayor; the other was Tluiikltt, who was nfteeutli ou tbo list, and who wax chosen by a f majority of SI votes. Oeorge Raines of Rochester Is expected te be ono ot J the principal speakers at the County Democracy rallfl. ( cation mtcUng at tho Academy of Muslo on the 28th Wl Inst Mr. Raines was one of the dslegates at large from al New York to Ht. Louis, and, besides being one of the II most eloquent Democrats, Is also one ot the handsomest. t J Charles Silver Dollar Smith, who represented the Tenth ward In the Slate Legislatures of 1B84, msa, 1880, J andissr, butwnowas defeated last November by rea. M son of his falling out with John J. O'JIrlen and Uernard ' Rourke, It slated for renomlnatlon to the Assembly this 1 year, hating composed the differences which existed ii with those eminent llepubllcana. Not one of the throA.fia& however, seems fully to understand that during the laaU F six months there has been u complete transformation. ' politically, In the Eighth Assembly district, which bsi now swung over to the Demecratlo column, and Is likely , to remain there despite tho most strenuous efforts of the f Republican leaders, who used to be absolute dictator! " 1 there. A history ot tho late German ruler, under the title of "Frederick III. of Germany, Emperor, Hero, and Apostle of Freedom," la put forth by the American " ' News Company to-day. Containing a concUs acceuut ot the career In war and In peace of the heroic and un fortunate rrlnoe, and Illustrated with portraits. It oen- 1 veya a good Idea of his character tad achievements. iJJPTM EJSy .l ""1 without ooce tat. I log a eeld. many of the tnlaor, and net ft few of the eWiilKF V0 ""8 wo "ildVi dil Tslneilt I Is Idle to hope for so happy an exemption. It it weU te I XS'EiV ?Vrj5f. Bxpeotorlil ll anr" curat M ttve lex conaha end oolaa, a-thf.. .nj frrn")gri-isV) V.