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V ' THE staff,' THURSDAY, APRIL 21, ,1892. .
Hrfy H,: THURSDAY. APRIL 21. 1932- Bu The Striisslo of tlio Weakest. BHf Wc find In tlio ;ofon Journal a table rlv HK inrr tlio oto tast In tlio New England HKpe Males In 133 for Mr Cu.VTI.AND. for Ocn. HB;' Haiuiisov. forth'- DemocrntlcStatu tickets, WM'L and tho Republican' Statu tickets. It Is a KB? tablo which every Mutrwump should read B f every moraine nnd eveninir, and after re ad IP S lug It ho should kick himself with neatness IP K and despatch. Observe and preserve. I1 IV. I".'... TtittiviK. Iitn Pt ' SI, i,in mm ".itm n tpso. , h'ew llsafitilre (KM 4.5 IS ettJl 44,KI ; :,; Vermont I:m 4fi.t2 Jf.'.i7 4.',!2 1' ,', Uassachtl'tll lll.HV; IklOM 1'.I7n) 1W."4J gt f. Ilbwle Mind 1" MO 31 bOS 1TV.4 M744 I, ft, toLneetlcit "t.'JlO 74 Jit "50T1 M'JlJ Hi ffe A'.tMM 4 IS OK) 370 37 J 417 0 , republican rnsjorlly-l'ri silent . . 1'1CJ li'lVv Kepub lean majontyUoverrnr , 77 tvr JI.Bv Cu.ttis5biw Detnoerat'r state tlckM 1S44'I I WS Usnrno below nefub'jcanMs'e ticket 2.?J ' ' j Iho follows who have been trylnff to ! palm off the Clniinnbt as stronger than his i j pa; tv might ns well confess the. fraud. The ' Hcuros are fatal to him. Tlicyf-liow his Iht , weakness. Tlie-y Miovv that In almost every 1 State, ho was murh weaker than his party. A, Tlio Voxlna Juumal Azures show that , Mr. Cm.vi:Ij txt w as scratched by nioro than I jr 15,'Xw New Enclnuil I)"inooral. If he Is Y strong nnyvv here, h l. strong In New Ens- j 'a land: these liffurej tell what thai strength J A really amount to. I jjy Mr. CLnvr.t, .ms weakness Isstructuial. j A- constitutional, and general. He Is hope. Jfc lehslywonk in doubtful btates: he Is pitl- ' L ably weak iu Dcmoriillo .Stiitc; and oven ! $ In the Republican States, to which ho looks ; for delesatob, ho can'L poll the full vote of I "it) Mil own alli'KOd party. g' J.URhlm oir: 'Ihls Is noneddent. It Is a w Boneial breakdown, a total collapse. ft f New York and Its Good Name. & Undoubtedly the very cxtenhlvo changci In tlio disposition of tlio polk) which wore . f ordered on Tuesday by tlio 1'ollco Commis- w slonors wero. In part, provoked by tho j M whole8a!oehnrfi;esof corruption which ha vo j W been mado against tho force. I K Tho transfers of pollco Cantalns. It seems, - weio determined upon several weeks ago 'f gs when thcAo cliargcH wero Investigated by s & tho Grand.Tury without other result than a J fs presentment of mere suspicion. At tho j R5 B.imo tlmo it waR arranged to make radical & chanffos in tho disposition of the forco of J Sf ward detectives. Of courso Improvement j ft In tho cfllclency of tho dopartment Is tho J main motlvo of tho Commissioners and ) m tho Superintendent, but Incidentally tho j 4j" vauo gossip and scandal of tho publio 1 ' and of tho Grand Jury room huvo had ' f nu Immcdlato lnllucnco In producing a ro- l ft suit which is probably desirable. It thero i s' ero that general and systematic corrup- ;, tlon of tho pollco by bribes which has been I - rumored and Insinuated so long, nnd which f ft. was assumed by tho Grand Ju?, nltogother ' , without ovldenco to sustain tho suspicion, ftv changes so sweeping could njt bo mado m with such reckiessn323; for tho implication ji has boon that tho wholo I'olloo Department. it from tho Commissioners and tho Suporln- & tondont down to tho Captains of precincts w and tho very patrolmon, havo profited by liL. tho corrupt system. S, " Tho now arrangement Indicates also that jk tho Domocratic govornmont of New Y'ork y Is an ofllclent govprnment for tho preserva- iU tlon of ordor and tho punishment of tho W lawloss. If any Improvement results from ? it, tho happy consequonco will bo a further IS proof of tho advnntago to this town of Pcmo- Jf cratlo unity. That unity has givou tho f Democracy comploto and indisputable con tiolof tho municipal administration In all Its departments, and tho party Is responsl- jyj bio to tho people nnd alono responsible, for oli- ' tho govornment of tho city. fNow York Is not now governed by a fao tlon of tho Democracy, but by tho wholo jtfc Doraocracy. liocauso of this union tho i& . party Is so stioug. so impreguablo in Its '& position, that it has no neod to cuiry favor wL nt tho expenso of administratlvo edlcloncy. M Koprosoutlng tho will of two-thirds of tho people, tho Domocratia govorn- Uiout is Independent of such considera te, tlons, nlwuys powerful when tho cou W trol la held by a faction or by a Mugwump f fusion, Ilonco our municipal administrn- tlon now hotter servos tho truoand gcueial S' public Intorests than at almost any past po- stf rlod, and as tho contlnuauco of Democrr.tlo 51. unity lo assured, tho improvement will go yt on and will increase. The demonstration 3 to tho public of tho nilvantnges to the city ey of a rcsponslblo party government 1 so 3 comploto that all attempts to substltuto for J$r Jt an lrrcspoublblo fusion on tho vicious p'l' "theory of "soverlug municipal politics from few national politics," will bo utterly hopulcss. 3' Tho Domocratic party will again elect Its v candldatofor Mayor next luilmnn, and by K an ovorwholmlng majority, l'l ogress and fr, Improvomout In tho municipal govuinmeut tf will consoquontly rantinuo iinlntoriuplcd, 1& Inoldontally to tho now disposition of tho KTf polloo with loforenco to Inerenslng their M efficiency in tho cuforccmont of law and tho if rnalntonanco of ordor, tho District Attorney f ahould proceed to investigate overy chaigo & of bribery which concorns tho fulthful per- Ji formanco of their duty. 'JMiey nov .suffur & undor an Implication of tho Grand Jury ;?j ' that tlroy nro syHtemotlcally corrupt, sell- Sl 'n immunity to law breakers, nnd taking i' " pay for nogligonco In the execution of thoir trust. This is a toniblo charge, and any 'hi tividonco to sustain it ought to bo used at hf once to bring tho offender to punishment. K, Nothing so far presoutcd by tho Grand V Jury affords any justification of criminal V'- proceedings against any pollco officer. Not 'so a shadow of avidonce inculpating tho pollco f as a wholo or any policeman iu particular : has boon obtalnod. Proof 1ms been fur- :? Dished, howovor, that a citizen attempted tobribo an ofllcur without success, and fv thus tho basis for proceedings by tho DIs- tilct Attoruoy Iius boon laid, and ho cannot i escapofroin instituting thorn without duu- ' gorous neglect of duty. u Iu tho caso of Mr. E. L. Godkin, tho ed- 'p I tor of tho Eccnina Post, there aie grounds for a chorgo of nttomptod brlbory which $' fccpius to bo indefenslblo. Mr. Godkin cuufesso3 that ho tried unsuccessfully to In (bo OiHcor Connelly whon ho camo to ra bis houso to sorvo a warrant of arrest i$ Id mud by tho Jefferson Markot 1'ollco Court. 'St Ahtothofacttherolsnodlsputo, Tho would- W bo bilbcr has nothing to say iuoxtouuutlon VA' "f l'l offonco, excopt that tho brlbowasa jlj laiisora. Of course, tho bribe was offorod ts " ransom to buy roleaso from tho offlcor. (f; Hero, then, Is tho ovldenco for which tho J . Ui and Jury and tho courts havo boon look- ''" bo long. It is not inoro suspicion, fc gossip, scandal, or mallco, but faot which can bo proved legally and which is con- J fcHsed by thocilminnl. Mojoovor. no uiso of thn kind could havo nilflon moro ltltoly to impress on tho publio nilfid And consclcnco tho hoinousness of tho crime of brlbory. It has alo occurrod when VMiyHMjMMMiciiaBaBiBaSiawSdiS the public attention is attracted to the sub ject of bribery of tho police to an unusual degree. The matter has been under special though fruitless investigation by tho Grand Jury. A sensational preacher has mado it his stock in trade, and tho editor guilty of tho attempt at bribery has long sought to attain piominenco by charging tho crlmo against tho officials of the municipal gov ernment generally. For years past ho has done nil that lay In his power to spread abroad aspersions on them ns criminals, seml-crlmlnals. and tho associates, part ners', and protectors of criminals and crim inality. Infamous men who are fattening on bribes and blackmail. These assaults have been so persistent that they have tended to glvo the Govern ment of New Yoifc an evil reputation throughout tho world, for. of course, a bad report travels foster than a good, nnd needs less Impulso to start It. This reputation also conduces even to the material disad vantage of this town. It hurts New York In many ways. It Is necessary, therefore, that justice should be administered to so plain and notorious an offender us this man Godkin. It Is necessary for tho protection of tho good name of tho police and of tho town Itself. A better opportunity to vindicate the l.nv and tho municipal government rould not be afforded. If Mr. Godkin has a defence to prc-ent. ho should bo permitted touiikcltin a court of justice, where tho offended dignity of New York will bo vin dicated nnd his own rights ns on accused criminal will be protected under tho equul and vigorous administration of tho laws which distinguishes this town and entitles It to the respect and honor of tho world, Instead of the Infamous renown which he Is trying to give It. A German View of William II. Tho leading nitlclo In tho Cbnfrmporarj Jifvirte for April Is nn estimate of tho char acter and mental condition of William II., King or Prussia and Emperor of Germany. Wu are not surprised to hear that the artlclo has given great offonco to the young rulor and has been proscribed in Prussia. Tho author does not sign his name, but ho Is evidently a Germnn, and as cleat ly a person extremely well Informed. Tho opinions which ho expresses uro virtually identi cal with those- at rived at by disinterested American observers, and ho docs not hosl tato to describe tho young Emperor ns tho victim of that form of cerebral disorder known as folic ties grandeurs or megalo mania. It is pointed out that tho notion that William II. Is a man of superior abil ity was duo partly to tho dismissal of Bismarck, an act whoso real significance tlmo only could disclose. According to the success or failuro of theattompt to Im prove upon tho veteran Chancollor, tho act would bo pronounced a proof of creditable firmness or stupid wilfulness. Tho dis position, howovor, to tako tho young Kaiser at his own valuation was due mainly to tho newspapors, and therefore In railing tho representatives of journalism " 1'rtsn Bengeln" (press youngsters), ho seems to havo been both ungrateful and unwiso. Tho press has a knack of unmak ing its idols, and it Is qutto capablo of un making tho young Kaiser. It is certain that oven such patriotic nnd monarchical pupcrs as tho Kulnischc Zeitung and tho M'unchner Allgemeine Zeitung havo re nounced their former tono of adulation, and that such a periodical as tho Preussiche Jahrbikher allows Prof. Delbbuok to say in thn March number, apropos of tho Em peror's wild utteranco n tho Bran denburg banquet: "The speech itself may bo forgotten, but tho traditional sentiment that has boen drowned by It is lost forever." Thero Is no longer ono serious and thoughtful man in Germany who does not regard tho men tal callbro and equipment of William II. with a mlxturo of contempt and apprehen sion. In tho judgment of tho writer in tho Contemporary his wholo intellectual stock in trado consists mainly of tho gift at grasping quickly tho merely superficial as pects of many things. For instance, ho has not read a book In years, yet thero Is in him a specious, plauslblo affectation of ac quaintanceship with literature. The glam our of his shallow many-sidedness dazzlod tlio Iierlln reporters and foreign corrc siondunts of the typo of tho enthusiastic Amorlcan, who, af tor bolng tho Emporor's guest nt tho manoeuvres, wroto homo that another Fiiederick tho Great had come. Such it comparison would now exclto a , laugh In Germany. Nothing, howovor, can annuo mo j.mperors own laitii in his om niscience nnd omnipotence Ills vanity Is Impenetrable, and tho naivete of his " poso " on all occasions Is superb. According to tho wiltor In tho Contemjio ram, tho most ominous joint product of tho Empeior's vanity and supcillciallty Is tho " Orlisacnwahn" (mogalomanln), which ho scorns to bo developing at an alarming rate. It soonis that this spcclDc form of cerebral dciangemcut, tho diseased estlmuto of tho rolnllvo proportions of things. Is, so to speak, a Gorman dlsonso, being us common among badly balanced creatures In Ger many ns tho spleen Is in England. It Is this megalomania on tho part of their i uler which causos tho doepo3t untloty to Ger mans, becauso it Is foarod that It will lead to somo irreparable exhibition of want of tact, and tlieuco to war. Wo aio told that Intelligent onlookers nrguo In this way; vanity Is at tho bottom of all tho young sovereign's outbursts; but llndlug that ho Is unablo to gain by peaceful prodigies tho premaluio Immortality ho thirsts for, his rostloss, nervous Irritability will Incrcaso and degenerate Into recklessness; and thn his megalomania may blind him to tho dan gers ho and his unlucky country must ou countor on tho warpath. This danger Is uugmontcd by tho fact that thero Is a party in Berlin ongor for war with llussla. nnd convinced that tho sooner tho struggle comes tho hotter. Steamers. Tho various million of Amoilcaim who havo had tho pleasure or duty of crossing tho Atlantic Ocean, will all ln'ar with Interest of the transaction at the hu.1 meeting of tho British Institution of Naval Arohlt-cU,. two weeks ago. Ships luuimami the ut taction of tho most profound nnd ncisotu plishodbtudouts of 8tlcucu, and nvory year sees some new improvement portectoU nnd applied, or Bomo f.tep takou toward tho removal of a fault still uncontrollable. Ono of the piomlnent men connected with English steamer umklng Is Mr. Tuor.sv ckoit, chiefly notod for torpodo boats that attain a speed about midway batween twenty nnd thirty knots. Beforo tho naval architects ruccnlly assembled, ho reported tho progress whloh has boon mado within his experience In tho attempt to remedy rolling, tho most ubornlnublo and misery bleeding movernout to which all vvavc mounting vessels uro aubicct, thn nway thatdUguHs (ho ninrlnnr, ami junta's luud llvlug heads ncho and Uoiniiclid mutch dcr. Pitching can bo stopped by simply lengthening out stcumcis to 2,000 or 8,000 foot, but beam 1 not susceptible of such i Biugaiatat) treatment. Unle the present typo of hull Is radically altered thero must be some Intorior forco act In otteratlon or ships will roll on forever. Several ln en tlons hit o been tried to help rolling ships, but none, oppaiontly, pioductlvo of such cftuv.1 iuj to Justify gonerftl adoption. Mr. Thobnv CRorr dwcrilxy .1 combination of vAlves and cylinders' partially lilled with water, whloh one of tho highest aunliorltlM pre eat pronounced a practical success. It was tiled on a yacht of 210 tons, with 8 tons of water, or zy, er c-iut. of tlio displacement-. At sea after a sovcre gale, with tha wftvej on her port qunrt-T. tho yncbt roliil ror nially through .ui arc of 35. Wit ft the anti-rolling ihcohliio net In iiiotiou ' ii'.i arc vvii reduced ti 18'. or JuH Dft-bnl. An npjiirttui llko this might mMu tJio oocia steamers of tho typo In we, which plough through tho wav-s of all weithers with their Immense 6ldes presented to tho water's force unyieldingly, sUml up some what after the manner ot tho whalcba'k vessel which, sooner orlottfr; must bo 'found, cofibg tho Atlantic almost unmindful of tli moA that will surgo ovor her, Instead of throvrlri; Mrelti'lii'Fbfa'a.- Another Interesting subject of discussion wus vibration, ono of tho most dlsagreo ablo features"' bf an ocean Toyago Inn high powv ship. Vibration has not yet been rindi subject to any Fiicli Individual device as that 1 n tended for rolling, but tho methods and tho data for doallng with it nro con sfwtly Icing learned with greater cer titnty. In every ship thero Is somo l-o:nt of revolution at which vibration sinks to a minimum, and above and Ir'lo'v which It Increases. Each hull !,a in natural vibratory periol. just v eaeh building has a natural p?iiod of vlbr.'.t'nu which will respond to a certain pitch of sound. Vibration scorns to come from revolution? of tho scr.jw, wblch ran tie calculated ns somo multi ple of tho vibratory period. For exam ple, In tho Sharpshooter, 6.5, 130, 19 1. .iptl &W revolutions were always nocon pank.rl with increised vibntlous. In thn Blenheim, the fastest of tho now Ku llfli cri.ixere. which has attained a speed of 21 knots, tho vibrations wero powerful nt three-quarters speed, but when the bhafta turned 105 times a min ute, under a forco of 21,000 horso power, they ceased almost altogether. If with one fort and 6lzo of propeller tho maxi mum engine power produces tho number of revolutions which stands for tho maxi mum of vibration, change tho propeller so that tho two llguro3 shall not agree. Tho disposition of the weights, the airangi ment of tho supports, Uio location and structure of tho cngino, and the powor turned into it aro all factors in vibration, and their In dividual effect nnd their most advanta geous relations aro constantly becoming better understood. No people In tho world have greater In terest In tho improvement of ocean-going crnft than the Americans, so they will hoar with satisfaction that a ship's two gtuatsi. vices. Incident to hor helplessness ngolnst tho upsetting forco of tho waves and tbo shaking sho receives from her engine, aro In a process of steady Improvement if not of total eradication. The Hogs of Chicago. Wo have always encouraged Chicago In every honest Industry, just as we havo dis couraged her In dishonest industries, such as buncoing tho United States Treasury. No worthy achievement of hers in art, in literature. In Improvements, or novelties In architecture or canned goods Is passed over In silence by us. It Is, therefore, with sin cere satisfaction that wo note tho fact th.it BheBtlU holds tho record for hog killing. Hor offering In hogs for tho year ending last February was, as our esteemed con temporary, tho Chicago Tribune, points out with just pride. 38.3 per cent, of the total porktcldo of tho West, a gain of 1.70 per cent, over tho figures for the preceding year. Moro than 5,000,090 hogs wero hacked and packed In Chicago from February, lyji, to February, 1892, although the year was not much of a year for pork packing. Tho Chicago roeord, as tho Chicago Triliim shows with a contained but solid Joy, " ex ceeds that of Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louie. Milwaukee, and Minneapolis combined, and Is eleven times that of Cincinnati," tho long-dethroned quoon of pork packing. Neither London nor Paris can compete with Chicago us a swlnlctdal capital. If Chi cago Is not metropolitan, sho is at least truly hyopolltan, and wo aro glad to seo that sho maintains her towering preemi nence in tho hog business. Beyond Keasonnblo Doubt. Our Mugwump contemporary, the Indian' ajtoliH Jcnfinc,coinmunicalcs this discovery : "Tliemii no rannib'o doubt that thiep fotirtln of tbejeopleof tb rnlttl StntosAro in faor t,t tarlil reform, or tbat a large majority wlU uippur. tu .arty that declare! for It and pata iti nomination n.cn wl o wlllifiTe too country tba leelilatlon It wantv. TI al 1 tlic cnuKQ of GROTKarLsraLAtn's plienonieuat f.rLnirtn at the prficnt time, and that la the reason wut ho ni'l It nominated in triumphantly tleeted." In the matter of reasonable doubt, as iu nuiuy other matters, much dopends upon what nur dollnltlou of reasonable doubt is. Oui Mugvv ump contemporary's notion may bo judged from Its Illustration. Wo will glvo another Illustration; Thero is no rea sonable doubt that tbiee-fourtlisof tho peo ple of Totas as n in favor of the election of Benjamin IIaiikihon. Or, tako another case, which Is beyond reasonable doubt of Hill Tnillnnnn..llt f....n'l.nRA I ...j .i,uiniMj'uoafi.i.. Silvio is uu nuouij- ablo doitbt that three-fourths of tho moon is mado of groen cheese. Or, as a third and last Illustration: Thero Is no ronsonablo doubt that tlneo-fourths of tho best sprint ers In tho world nro legless. OitoviiH ClevkhniAi "phenomenal strength" Is nnother of tho things which may bo onsldorcd to bo established beyond reas juablo doubt In Mugwump minds. Tlii.t stiongth was shown in lBSa in Now Yoilt and Indiana. It was showu Iu this Stato Inst February, when tho phenoincnnllv stroug candidate failed to get any tlelu gutcs. It was shown lu llhodo Island, whero ho succeeded In turning a Dumo ciutlc plurality Into u ltepubllcuji majority, Thero Is no icusouable doubt that tho Claimant Is s phenomenally sluing 113 he is modest, mcagtc. n'nd graceful, Ills not necessai y for tho Government t collect iniorinatluncoiu'oriilnclhii use or thn uses of electricity In Europu. Wo assuro Sen ator l'Erren that hu can obtain nil Information on the Mibjuct by perUHlng any oim c. tlio olectrlcal periodicals! that are puljllnliul Iu this country, or by carefully rcjJIni: at tlcloH and nu'los that aio nrlnloil from tlmo to time In Thk hUN, Tills Information Is obtained forourcolumnsbyexiiurtsvvlio know far better thna our cbBsular nfenti In Euiopo how to obtain It and present It. Mr. Perron told tlio Honuto that ho dtislrod to know vrliothur eloc trlcity la used In France to promote- tnocrovvth of cabbagen, and In Italy to compross liny, and In othur parts of Iairoim to propel faun machinery. Ibi can llnd answers t i nil llii'u iincsllom and I many oilio (jiteatlon tint nilsht Im asl.oi! tuivvrnlnu tln Uses of electricity, In rocont istuos cf thu Hunilay Burr. If Sonator VRrrm does not not the farts of which he is la pursuit until thov are gathered tor htm hv nnr fnrolim Consols. a I- -I II 111 I I" Ml.. I ,, , transported In ships to this country, forward ed to Washington, examined InthofiUts De partment, printed In official form, and trans mitted to Congress, ho will bo nt leA-t a rear, ifhcbonotseneralrcars. bohlml the readers r f Tnr. Sux In knowing of the ues of oloctrlc Itr. Whr. KeoniiiloytlioeleitriccabltoBlve us tho latest news of nlectrical noTeltlst- Bo Idea all thnt.'the electricians of this coantrr are often ahead, far ahead, of thoso of any other countrr. In electrical Invention. Let PrvrxR nsk Edison1 or Tesla about electrloat cabbages and hay presses and ploughs and esc cromoters and talking machines. Tho mischief accomplished by tho Rev. bi. 1'ii.ctt i.s s act and example, among tho iiuni; m-n nt this country. Is something almost inconceivable In Its extent and truly infernal In Its quality. Can any rercntance obliterate such sin as his Tho "wholo of tho people of North America" do not "bolona to tlio English speaking Anglo-Saxon raeo." Mr. Walteh Bk iunt. In Mexico, for example, a big and pop ulous country, the languagoand theracaaro Hpantsli. In Quebec, a big and populous province, and In all thoso regions once known as New Franco, the Inncunco and tho raeo aro chiefly French. In tho United Btatos not more than a halt of our population sprang from tho Anglo-Saxon English-speaking race. This race wo admit. Is Interesting to ethnolo gists, and counts for something in the world: bnt It thinks morn of Itself than othor races think of it. and Its census Is not nearly as big as that of somo of tho other races of mankind. Eunol has gone to work, for tho great' American duty of record smashing, nnd becos of seeing it smashed take a formal start for 1802. Bho herself Is tho private posses sion of Mr. Uoxnee. but her record of 2:08' Is the prldo and property of every good and patriotic citizen In tho land. Any now roeord sho makes will bo just as much ours as the old one. She goos to her training ground in splendid shapo. and for tho next few months ov ery truly flne-cared trotting man In the coun try will hoar her feet pattor nround the Mead llle track when driven in preparation for the first grand trial of her maturity. Unless she goes lamo tho record will break this year just as suro as that Sunol was born a " buster." That was an admit able, common-senso suggestion made by Commissioner Mahtis at Tuesday's meeting of the Police IJourdthat tho Corporation Counsel be askod to assign ono membor of his staff to preparo the cases against and attend tho trials of delinquent policemen churged with serious offences, so that tho judgments of the Commissioners will not beoverrulod on technicalities. But a few moments beforo this tho Board. In obedience to a decision of- tho Court of Appeals, had voted to assign to duty Patrolmon F. C. Bofceel and Robeht O'IUw, who wero dis missed from the department on charges, and reinstated on technicalities. Tho oulclcncy of tho Police Department, for the maintenance of which the Commissioners havo taken such vigorous measures, and concerning which they havo shown such creditable, so licitude, has bean frequently impaired of late by tho reinstatement, under the authority of tho courts, of delinquents proved, altera trial beforo the Commissioners, to be guilty of tho most flagrant violations of the regulations of tho department. Itein- statcmont carries with it, usually, the pay ment of full salary during tho wholo period of suFpenslon. nnd skilled lawyers are, there fore, not lacking for the prosecution of tho cases of patrolmen who allege irregularities of ono sort or another in tho method of trial as conducted by the Commissioners. Tho effect of this Is, practically, to deprive, excopt In most flagrant cases, tho Pollco Board of all powor of romovaL In tho absonco of such powor In the hands of their suporlor officers, offending patrolmen enjoy virtual Immunity from tho ponalty of such derellctionn ns somo of them from time to tlmo (tho New York police Is a rmall army in numbers, and a formidable ono In discipline! may commit, and it Is to put a stop to this sort of thing that Commissioner Mvi.tin makes the suggestion of which we speak, and about the propriety of adopting width there does not appear to be any room for doubt, Warning is given "that whlskoy poli ticians must not dictato to Methodist pulpits or rows, and that Methodist officials must not li.'noro tho Book of Discipline to suit whiskey politicians." This warning appears In a reso lution adopted on Monday by the Troy Method ist Conference. Tho warnloc is perfectly proper, and the object sought by it is highly d blrablo. We aro opposod to the dictation of whiskey politicians as well as of clerical poli ticians, and hold that It ought not to be toler ated. Wo cannot bellovo that whiskey poli ticians "dictate to Methodist pulpits, " though we regrot to say that there are some Method ic who drink too much whiskey. Nor can we beliov o the accusation that Methodist officials Isnoro the Dlsclpllno to suit these whlnkoy politicians, for the accusation Implies laxity, hynocrliy, and rascality that could not exist among religious poople. We apprehend that the nicrabors of tho Troy Conforenco havo been n-aJIng the roports of tho proceedings of tho Now York Conference held hero last month. Thero Is a Brooklyn journalist who Is said to bo desirous of being appointed Minis ter to Franco. Wo do not agrco with those peoplo who maintain that an merlcan Minis ter to Franco mu6t nccessirily bo able to talk rrcuch. Hoveral of ourcountnmen who havo rendered (tood horvieo in the French mission did not know French nt all, and kept within tlio lines of unaffected I ngllnli, their native tongue. If tlio llrookljn idltor who ntTects Froneh were appointed .Minister to Franco, his Froneh might furnlf h some nmuHeraont to Frenchmen. This fact nlnnc. how over, Bhould not keep him out of tlm "(Tlco: for ono of tho ohiecti of diplomat is to promote tho g.tyoty of nations and enlai!." the public stock of harmless- plcasuio. Tho Indian lands iu the Dakota, which were opened to homesteaders last week, havo not yet teen all taken up according to roports now nt hand, ami '.vo have a despatch from Ledgorwood w!ii"h elves notice that plenty of line farms may bo got for weeks to come. We trust that this notice has not been cent out by land speculators who look for prollt In drawing people to North Dakota, and ore ready to ink five or tun times tlm Govern ment prlco for every aeio in their possession. Wo Infer from ourBouth Dakota despatches I hut all. or nearly all. tho dcslr.-blo laud In the Hlsseton reservo has been taken up, for the rush of people thore during tho past week has bcn great. Doth of the Dakotas will need moro figures (n count th'ilr population when the next cen nislBlnl.cn than appear! i tlielreiodlt lu Mr. l'oi'.inr.'H tables. 'Iho nomination of Pic-ident I'saz ns a candidate for a third iccuhr town of the Molcau Presidency, will undoubtedly bo fol lowed by his election. As ioou r.s the secoml ihlon of tho National Llucloia! Convention was opened last Saturday, it becamo evident that the vvlininf tho Ouleuatus would vth for his nomlnitiou ami afterward vote fur his elec tion, Ho lb tho most populir 1'resldont who oi or In Id ofllcu lu Mexleu, and ho has necured tlm favor of all tlio politicians of notoiutho country. It wax said in the Mexican nuvvs la ter which vvo printed last weok that ho nastho backing of tho great majority of the tuombors of Congress, that he has be-u assure J of the support of the Governors of noarly all tho litntes, and thnt mo3t of tho papers of the oui try aio cuthusirutlcnllv Iu hU favor. Ill v.. will. In re.illty. not h.iv. i. rival In the Hold. It was supposed nt one tlmo that den. Ti'.P.WXO might bo a candidate, but ho hns de clared for Dia& Gen. Vmoozdo lias a few friend who tried to induco him to stand, but his answer to thorn was given Ust week wlion - . " --- - . elected to preside over the Nominating Con vention. Softer Vaujckia was onee spoken of as a possible candidate for the clerical party; but tho notion of nominating him lias been given up. This state of things is not wkolly admirable. It would be well for the opposition, whatever may bo its strength, to nominate a candidate. There Is far too little political debate In Mexico. The Mexicun mind would bo benefited by aerl ous debates upon the principles of politic. President Duz is a first-rate politician, hardly Inferior to Benator Hill ns a political leader and stateman. His roJIeotion to the Mexican Presidency will give assurance nf tho execution of the manv Important reforms begun during Ids administration. TO A llOSS ur CI.EVr.LASD'S BOLT. Aa Open Letter to rx.roalaaaXti-Utaernl Hon I. IHcklaaon. Venlt- nW(7f.wi Port. Htm. t. U Pfrliirv. ltttrtAU AVA. Sib: Before tho beginning of tho present year it was tho Republicans uho denounced the methods of tho New York Democracy, but recently their vituoeratlon has been aug mented by thoso who lod the Domocratic party Into tho Waterloo of 188a I ureo with you when ou say that " a cau cus to command loyalty must bo a Domocratic caucus In tho broadest sonse. resting its au thority upon tho masses fairly and seasonably summoned, with full opportunity for popular participation in its deliberations and con clusions, and that there must bo no con trolling trickery, no terrorizing to prevent attendance, no taint of corruption or fraud. anu no well-grounded doubt of a fair count sufBciout to impair confidence. and that no soldier should bo called upon to follow a General who goes ovor to thu enemy or hoists tho cuomy's hated colors within our lines;" but. sir. when you apply your venomous languago to the Democracy of tho great State of Now York and to their leader, who has always been sustained by his party and by the poople or his State, who have selected him from an humblo station In llfo and put him forth to redeem his Stato from Republican misrule, your motives are questionod, your language . bocoinos tho sheerest "rot," and your schemes of Mug wump treachory, concocted by politicians who cannot honestly pledge ono Democratic vote In the electoral college, should fall. If tho Democracy of the nation sanction such treachery they will merit tho defeat they will surely receive, and if the fnsano ambition of your Mugwump candidate Is to bo rewarded with a nomination, a candidate who barely escaped disaster In 1884. who was repudiated by tho peoplo of his own Stato in 18S8.and who was unanimously ignored in 181)2 by the Democracy of Now York represented in a con vention fairly and seasonably summoned, then it is high time that tho two-edged sword you are sharpening should carvo the Mug wump candidate out of the Democratic party and consign him to open service in aid of Re publican misrule. Itthcreforo bocomos tho duty of every good citizen to serve nollco upon the copntry that their Mugwump candidate is condomnod be fore the ballots are cast, and then If he Is foiced upon our suffrage, why should not the truo Domocracy take your advice and refuse to follow a General who goes ovor to the enemy or hoists the enemy's standard within our linos? Alva Udell. Washington, April 14. CHICAGO'S CBEERT COHUISSIOS, Their Arraaf (meats to Take Charge of Oar DlaeoTery liar C'elebratloa. To the Editob or Tae Sux Sir: Not con tent with appropriating to its own use and benefit the Columbian Fair, tho mismanage ment of which hns already begotten more dls tempored odors than her own canal, Chicago has amiably decided upon converting our own projected local fcatlvaJ of discovery day into n characteristic "scheme" of profit and ad vantage to the city of hog products nnd char acteristics. A Chicago " Board of Control " has resolved, formally, to completely occupy and poetess tho franchise and authority in the matter of discovery week, bestowed upon our own Mayor Grant by our own New York Legis lature. It has solemnly appointed five "Commissioners." all non-residents of New York, save one, who resides at one time in Now York and at another in Chicago, to peremptorily take charge of this city and "run things" in a strictly Chicago man ner. The streets, the parks, the nllltia, the police, nnd tho firemen of New Yorlr aro to he " controlled " by the flvo Chicago Commission ers to muke a distinctly Chicago holiday. In cidentally the $50,000 appropriated, author ized by the New York Legislature, will rns undor the same facile ana adventurous Chi cago " control." 1 here has been no development of the Chl cago Idea more humorous than theprogrammo of the live "Commissioners." Tkebuoiness of New lork will be rigorously suspended by tho Chicago Commissioners for nn entire vvcok. The secret societies, foreign societies, school fhtlilrAn flrnmun unlUnmnn mlllHamnn A...4 other forces of Nowork will be paraded at the nnlor and under the direction of the Chicago Com miff loners. To review this "monstrous procession" of New Yorkers the Chicago Coni iniMsioners will invito "the President of the United btates. the Govornorsof all tho States, tho Mayors of all tho leading cities lied, pre sumptively, by the Mayor of Chicago and dlgnltarloii from Euroi e." On Sunday. Oct It. at tho bidding of the Chi enco Commissioners. "1 the pastors of New Nowiork will preach sormoas appropriate to tlio occasion according, obviously, to their ideas o( what may befit such a Dies lra. On Monday, tho 10th, the Chicago Commis sioners, still in absolnto control of New York, will obligingly regalo us with a procession of 34.000 of our (New ork) Spanish and Spanlsli Ainorlcan and Mexican fellow citizens, dress ed iu thu beautiful and characteristic Spanish costumes of tho fifteenth century. This morning parade will bo followed In the after noon by the unveiling o( the statue of Colum Iiuh In Central Park. On the evening of this (lay ten great excursion trains, running at ten niliiutos' headway, will Jeave the Oraud ten trill Depot for Chicago. 1 hat tho programmo makes no provision for augmenting Chicago's Now York pageant with tho spectacle of New York's 'Mayor and Alder men led In chains. Is about tho only ovldenco or moderation we can detoct In the designs of the hog city n nil-controlling Board of Control. i .?ir"3oni? t0 ll somo danger, linwevei. l r'!.,i P? mmigfc oners appointed by tho ri?.'.'.i2 ii'tontf01, .m nnd tneinschi's eon runlet yactof clroiinistuucos ovor which they will have no control whntovor. New YOr.KEB. Alufr Kttti Hae Uoiki, DncoiT. Mich.. April 20.-Thn report enme floating into Detroit yostorday that (Ion. Alger was out of the race for the Presidency. Ho said: "Thero Is not n word of truth lu it Tho rivalry In candidacy does not imply In tho 'f'V1 """""al difference between candi dates. The country well knows that I liavn uniform y said that If Mr. Blnlne would accent the nomination I was for him. I ilii ii",t Tnow whether ho would accept tho nomination if pndored him unanimously, but I do not bo leve the man lives who would jiccline the l benper tVblakry I Flim r. ilttiott rrru. rrnnu, 111, April 10 -Tweiitytwo an4 ont fifth quarlsuf aiiohnltn the butlitl of corn at made In a lar.e niatli at tlio Woollier ilutbltrr Lemliy tlioTala lulne i.roc. which icntlitt of doing- entirely away Willi ixpcnana ma't ant) .mall (ralna, mliia- corn alone. Obtacl have Iwen nuccnitully orarcome unit the prrillctlonii of tlio Inventor, Jut kill TaVnmlno of ToV.lo, Japan, ara erlHed, An Inereaial yield of oier to quart! of Vcotiol to the buthal wai obtained in addition tu a lama ulnir niad In tbtcott of tba original train bill Another ereat feature It the tconn my of lit Introduction Into any modern equipped din lliiery. Formerly tnenty qtiarunat ib nioit favor ublo (oiidiilou, and irenfrtlly eighteen lo iiiuuieeii quarti. A Mjwicry t'ieurril aTi Tn ma Enron or Tin Mr-n Iu the matter of fuel for locomotirra noted in I uk Sin of the lluh, concerning the New York and Sew Bnir'aud Ilallroad. you uk the quettioa, "What U hum luuil" The query ! a natural, logical, and reasonable one. aud In reply let me Inform yon that sum kumulliat wlmnla uied to make the to t'oruollrea go go. Whether It dote or not I ara not pre pared In itate poaltli ely at thla momont. IUtiaaioas. Hiiiriny Mloone, , lo Tim BniTor. or Tnr Sri sin II would beagosd thing to hare the people vote on the Sunday opening of ralooni far a fixed time, to that the poor man ran get a ehancetegel bt beer a eil at club man tan go to hla club aud hare all that he trams. Or let tee city brre a local option lei, A raiaxp or iui roou IMx. t HI aailheeMeMiitUlllllllh illllliM Heaeail eMaehkH ACADXMT Or DttlOX MIXES. Tba allaTartea Aware raeeed A train for trVaat of m Qaeraaa. Fire cosh prizes are offered annually at tho exhibition nf tho Academy of Design. Two of these, the Thomas C Clarko prize of $300 for the best figure composition, and tho Norman V. Dodge prize of a like amount for the bet picture painted by n woman, are. by the terms of their donors, awarded by a committee of three Academicians and two Ao;latcs of tho academy. The three Julius Hallcattcn prizes of J.T00. I'-KW. and $100 respectively, for the best pictures in olla by Americans under 3." years of ago. aro awarded by a vote of tho ex hibitors of tho season, provided that at least fifty votos are cast, and that tho succccful painting receive not less than one-third of all tLo votes cast. The Clarke and Dodge prizes wero awarded yesterday, but thero whs not u Quorum of tho exhibitors present to vote upon tho Hallgar ten prizes, and they were passed again, ns they were In 1801 nnd In 1890. Thero appears to be small Interest In them, and somo of the older painters are fiankly opposed to their tv stowal. on the ground that It It not pns-ihlo for any two pereons to ngreo that this painting or thnt Is In all tilings the" best." I ho Clarke brize was nwnrded to William St. John Harper for the rnlntlnc "Autumn," No. 43U. which Is owned by Mr. V. T. Kv ana. Ills a poetic fancy In reddish browns mid repre rents n young woman In flowing draperies htnndlug among the low branches of a tree, while falling leaves and nn autumnal haznflllHtlieitlr. The Dmlgo prlro was won by Miss Ktimbeth It Coffin for her painting. "Hanging tho Jvets." No 117, it dark Interior In which fishermen aro represented In their shirt sleeves nt their work. Flclnrte :v the I.te Berjamln R, rtta. When Benjamin IX Fitz died at bis boyhood home at Peconlc I- I.. In December Inst, he left in his studio In tho Holbein buildings. In West Fifty-fifth streot. nearly "JOO finished paintings and drawings in water color and pastel and sketches. Some of them wero studies for works In contemplation, and many wero sketches of hoads and landscapes used as examples for his pupils In tho Art Students' League and tho Brooklyn Art School. Theseplcturos havonow been put together, by permission of thu widow of tho dead painter. at tho Fifth Avenue Art Gallerios. where they will bo on exhibition until their salo at auction on this and to-morrow ovcnlng. Mr. Fitz was a young man nt tho tlmo of his death, and, if one may judgo from the quality of his work in this exhibition, his was a llfo of great promise. Theso experiments of his studont days, studies on Long Island and la Munich, and tho finished works that ho has left, all show a power and intelligence of which very much might have been expected. This, moreover. Is not to say that very much was not accomplished by him. Tho present col lection of his works, in fact. Is most interest ing evidence of his cleverness and versatility. Ho has painted In many mannars, and naturo in many aspects has appoalcd to him for ex pression. Mr. Fitz devoted much attention to portrait paintlntr. and thero are hern RAVPral rttftnrna of woman and some dashing studies of much lntorest One of them is a life-size portrait of an old woman in black dress and whlto cap, very strongly characterized, and loaned by tho Portfolio Club of IndlanapolK A similar character Is portrayod in his "Market Wo man," a smaller canvas, in which nn old wo man sits beside a panful of apples, which sho is paring. Tho title Is not expressive nor ap propriate, but the faco and figure are beauti fully paintod and full of character. Another portrait of considerable Interest ts that called " Marie." which has been bought by certain members of tho Society of Ameri can Artists and other friends of Mr. Titz. and presented by them to the Metropolitan Museum of Art The subject, to boginVith. is that of an intelligent and attractive girl, and Sir. Fitz's painting Is charming in its delineation of character, and In technical, painter-like qualities. Tho accompanying plcturo is from it Mllsi'-',lllli-'-f'";!'i!ll(i '''' HI w a photograph of a drawing of this painting made by Mr. Fitz. It does not fully represent the charm of tho original, which portrays a girl of fair faco and auburn hair in a gown of yellow, and set out against a background of harmonious tapestry. Mr. Fitz's largo canvas "Tollers of tho Field." painted in a soft hazo, suggests tho Inlluonce of L'Hermitto or Millet, as do somo others of his works done abroad, whiln thu "Autumn Glow" is a ery broadly paintod sccno in n wood, in which tlio fine light of a Kllow and luminous sky and tho golden otmosphore, through which tho troes are soon. Is a wonderfully flno expression of his own poetic fancy. Thore nro many paintings in pastel that nro dcllcato and fine In scntlmont, ono of the best of which is "Folded Wines." a soft blue-gray picture In tono, in which a fleet of boats floats idly with furled sails la tho moonlight. Two water colors attract attention by their line treatment of sky and cloud oflocts. One of thorn. " Wind Storm." Is grny, and represents a whirling volumo nt cloud nudioplars bending In tho gale. Tho other, "Water and Highway," depicts a roadway along a curving stream, with poplars on tlio river's bank. The light of the sky and tho Heat ing clouds In this picture nro wonderfully well expressed, nnd thero Is a feeling of atmos phere In tho wholo composition that f-trlkmgly illustratos tho puintcrs's undorbtundlug of natural nhouomonu. The water col lr. "I.iwn Party." in which a herd of cows is grarlng contentedly in tlio shadow of it wood, was shown at the lat ex hibition of tlio Water Color Society, and In "Autumn bhowers" nro othor cutlle, set In a landscape nf lovely autumnal brown, and there is a flno i.alntlng. "Octobor," in which corr stilksand trees and fields nro seen lu an li d an summor haze that Is charming. "Clndornllii." an oil painting of a sad-eyed young girl. In ,t cieen gown, flecked with sun light, it ' irefully finished work in which tho sentiment l well evpre'-bed, and the "I.lttlo Diti'lmiicrlii," a patel drawing, is clmrniliig.ln Ith color hcrac, and in the h.nijile liinocon'co of tho faco of tlm llttlo Dutch girl. larael In America. trviix the Ant'rxcnn Jmtlitt Hi leeeliaveluat) blood. Weare tlrongof the earlb, Vo,orvi-j u, li t you uuit mlnlater In u Scnuul! We ! truly nurlleiit nppetliea And hy not j lliri'lcnl t"' N'Mltrr. poela, muelclana, the tlentllra' iim.i.tx ill inrntal arithiucih' Liouikt nt Mpitpoue, ii;u.i.iiu "I'u hi inunnnti mj and rapirltj for bin h) ihocd Aye, and rh i -It , ur what Hutu hi en (iriinrc ilioull not have iiutiru'irdl Already we lain Ihe money bage, boon wo mall told tho chief oilhft And when tho popular election it ai uiilm. pnliidae the courting of the blood In a healthy body, the Jewthatlbe Xoremoit and topiuoit, for In ! pre eminent!) by comparison the bralu of Ibete latter-day cuunuunlllei, T..c Foitnita 00 Pui-.idf, mm r,4 .ircmi Guhnitfi.,,, "yor we vaut fielr lotet, we uaul 'em, an! wero goln' to bav e 'em, too. If penalon planks are strong enough to pull the parly Ihrotiubi We're golu' la for victory, we don't care what we Jo. Aod we're 'bo'.dln' up' thi farmtri In tht morning!" 1UE TIGHT IS JIROOKZTX. Ka-Beaalar nirhett Adrtera HetrelarfTraM tl Call Or ThroCoiv B. fTIIIts, The liepubllcan primaries te be held thie afternoon nnd evening In ell tho wards and towns ol Kings county will probablv bo the llU'lteM nnd niot closvlv contested In the h tory v f the organization In that county. It will be a flc't to tho finish letvvcen thorlvnlfnc ti n. under tho resieotlve leaderships ol Naval officer Thevdei o H. Willis and ltcveiiue -lie tor Krnt Nathan, and the lntorest In tho Mr . stele ts Int nMflcd Irom tbe ftvetthal Secut.iry Trn y Is unreservedly backing Mr Willis, v M'o It N generally sup-po-ed that Mr. Nathan Is nctlng as the chief lieutenant of ex-Senator Thornat C. I'latt. The result of the ptimaiUs t' dny w It determine tile choice ot the eight dele gates from hires oountj to tho National Con entlotitote sehcted by the Congress Con veiitions to tie held on Sitturday night, if the Willis-Tracy c inblnatlon wins the dele gates will go lo Minneapolis pledged to voto fir tho rcnouilnatloii of llnrrlsnn, white sne. cissfor Nathan will mein that they vrdl i miinMructi'd. nnd will also be a direct bbuv'j bcrit.ity J racy s inltueiico in tho organizi. tlon In hlnci ctinty. l.uch side profesel gre-vt confidence yester. dn. but the betting ub-ment was Inclined to favor .Mr. Natlntr eliuneev. This letter if I'V-t-i'imlnr 4ames W. illrkett to Sectv'arr J rney was made public Jctentav "My Dkaii hut: In eonultatt.-in with my friends to-night, n hearty approval of thn c.n dltlncy of i're&idcnt Hiirrlou for teMecti n was expressect. "In fact, they wero unanlmculy of the p Inlon tlmt nono but delegates fuvnrnble to his lenoiilnatlon should bo font to the Y.. lioniil t 'invention. Attlie sametlmea teoling of Indignation was prevalent ngalnM Mi. Willis nmi the methodrt emplojeil by Mm to seeuie suec-s at tho eomlng primaries "1 earncMlyendeavoredtoenlisltheiregnrti In lour behalf, and whllo u disposition w,-n manifestt'd by many of tliom of a friendllr,cst toward ou peri.oii.illr, I could not sliuke thy impression rrom their minds Unit you ure In a great measure responsible for his acts. 11.. ins caused iiiUntense feeling In the various wards h bis efforts to eontrol them, and hlseircu.i tlon of reports tendincto create animosity nnd antagonism among Iih old friends, his gmiiL to the Navy lnrd. calling on tho heads of tlm various departmenU. and. Immediate! on l.u leaving, the bends ot the various derartments uotifving tho omplovees that 1 could bo of n j servlite to tliem.and that their 'bread anil but ter' depended on tliolr sui.porting the Willis ticket, 'ihe removals (summarilvlof men who are Mippo-ed to boililmic.il lo Mr. With, and the appointment ol otbors in the Interest jf himself nnd friends. "In conclusion, permit mo to saytliat, a. though In rny judgment tho nomination . t J resilient Harrison Is assured, unless th v. tern of warfare now evtant Is lmrndlnt-lr Ftoripod. the result of the election next fall w III Im a repetition of the Folgor campaign. "There Is no ieaon why goo I ItenuliTlcins sbiuld bo punished because they may difler with us in the selection of delegates to n Con vent. on. If such is thu case.lt simply puts a premium on treachery. With the hope thst you will exert jourself to put a stop to this unseemly b.'rnmblo for delegates, I am, dear fcir, jour obedient Eervnnt. , ," James W.PrnKETT." Many Republicans havo nrotestcd against the interference of Secretary Tracy In the tight, nnd votes will bo east against his faction as a protest against Federal and Administra tion interference. bVXBEAXS. A path truckman, who owns two hones, hu named oae McGlnty and the other Annie Rooney, both being chestnuts A man eating shark, lH feet long, with a head aa big as a barrel, came ashore on the beach at Treecott, lie., recently. Its stomach contained a aheep and sev eral dogfish. J. D Martin of Sangerrllle. Me., has an Interesting cariosity, consisting of limbs of the beech and maple crossel. the maple, which evidently grew the faster. euclsaptngthe beech. , Mark Kennlston ot FhlUlps. Me, had the smallest bear probably erer seen by man. and he has been mounted artistically. It Is six lnch.es from tip to tip and is three Inches In height. Neal Dow has announced that he will bequeath his scrap books to the archirea of the new "Temperance) Temple " In Chicago. There are twenty-three rolunef of the General's reminiscences. Bangor fishermen who catch big aalmon and send them to ew York are surprised and rather annoyed to hare the fish referred to as " Kennebec salmon." New Vorkers may not know it, but there la no such thing aa a Kennebec salmon. Salmon will not go near the Ken nebec, but they thrire In the Penobscot, which la to the Kennebec as a stream compared to a puddle. The approach ot spring In Maine Is thus heralded by a Kennebec new spaper: " Caterpillars were dlscorerea last week by Brother in law Mctaddan; robins, la Mocks, by Jack Fardy. and singly by Charles Fogg; crows by Brother Carpenter, spirits f rumentl by James Patrick, seven Inch trout by the editor, pussy willows by the schoolgirls, and new spruce gum by the school marms " William Tlamitton Gibson Is a sturdy protector ct the wild flowers that grow near his summer home Ut Connecticut. lie knows their haunts, but hs refuses to pluck the rarer flowers, preferring to leave them that they may multiply In their native fields. Now and then, aa a special favor, he takes friends several miles to visit a fine specimen, bnt he carefully conceals Its place save from a trusted few. A snake has been found In Ireland at last. A Bel rest newspaper saj s that a snake seven and a half feet long and nearly seven Inches in circumference haa been killed at Nora's Glen. It was taken to a con tractor s jard In the town, where the reptile waa In spected by a large number of people The solitary snake of Ireland v. ill be preserved In a flats case for the inspection of future generations. The people of Surry, Me , wlU not tolerate llqnor. selling In town If they can help it, but they are opposed moro i.trongly to the cigarette Good Hope Temple, having discuvrred that some of Its younger members had bet n Indulging in the penny weeds, voted t bur and burn all the cigarettes in town, oc condltiea that tlie dealers would sell uo more. The dealers agreed to that, ana there Mas one big, final cigarette smoke la tho public square. The ladies of high caste who lire in Xalr. Malabar, have tieen prohibltet by time honored ussge front crossing the Karapoa River, which divides the province into twopnrts It has Justoceurred totha more enlightened naliies that this relic of the dark ages haselsteJ long enougli. and an attempt la now being made to do away with the senseless custom. The Nalr ladies are delighted at the prospect that before long the) Hilt be able to go wherever they please is their native country. A Ilangor woman's pet dog died recently, and the woman, after copious tears, gave the cur an elaborate funeril. A ca-ket was made and lined with silk. Oa n shrouded table In a darktucd room, and banked with ljolhouim Holders, thu carcass, with crossed paws, was laid in state. Then the family and all the aympathstlo and CLrlous women of the neighborhood filed In for a last look at Tos-ser The casket waa borne to the gar den, and there, under the lilacs, 14 worth of blaok walnut, tllk, an I Mowers, and 50 cents' worth (original valm I of dog were laid away. The iiiw Hpiscop.! Church of Zlon and St. Timothy In West liltj-seventh street would be a show place In an) other city in tho cou-itrf. It afforda the congrega te n all the latest devices for comfort. Every seat haa a hf if nailer it for canes, parasols, and umbrellas. Op pobite each beuch, on the back of the one In front, hang Utile p'u.'i cushions to be put on the floor and knell iirfin, an 1 behind these cushions are racks for the men s luts The apparatus for heating and ventilating tl.erl.urih i not lu sight, but is very effective The m tint! Inu' 1' la's nnd costly, and its walls, which are Inn ot.-nl enea (except a little one In an alcore over the, n'r tncei. are alt finished in red and brown prete tin V. Its Interior walls are therefore like tho m r wal u' many buildings, and )et the edict is ry t ii. Wl en 1 inpernr William entertains at Iierlln the girl Qiieuiof the etherlanls ho will not wmr t n u , ii unu.ly one "t his princely titles. The sir'l 1ms ii mint finriiten that tho title, " Prince ff Orange," li me I f the heir to the throne of MolKi 1 i . w q a 1 irnim nt 'f the Pruitian royal Ihui U'li n William 111 hr MalihuMer, dlol In 170.' thro "ere two ilnui n to Ihe principality an I the title-one, the p-r. ui mine' .n William's will, the other Irederlckl, if I'rue n whj i tl net territory an I tale ss being miirer nt kin in Wi'lUm than wnnajia nominee, Mianwhi I" inet ppelin s-ire.l tlie territory, and hod H Tj I'm ces if lli'lliiid and the Kings of I'ru.slu bowurr, i in pt rll'U mi wearing me tine , and the cost "funis. Half uilK'eu new club hooks have appeared within the past few w.k., and the) seem to showahls'b average if prp r ty am mg the clubs of thlslnsii Tho Mi n 'Lints. 0 jh whl h cvi.ts siUly fir di.sn towmr. show, a iKia'iir.liip'f iliouf.'-i. wilhinvny uccrssl his within Uio )iar Ths CunHra i li with Its hun In 1 iiirinb'rs shows, by the preiatence of nanus kii'nii in ra.irnu.iMo llf In Its uifinWrsl.ip list, the 'mill Hi it amateur photography has obi jil.e I upon Itiu.. wilts Ilia wmllh mid leisure to pracllse Hie art, Tie- A!lu I'elta 1'hl Club shows, pirhsps, the trongr-i innlii rshlp of uny Incal flrenk letter club. It hat K.'.J nmiiliTs ofwlinmllli ore resl lent, ISO non resldtui, anl eight honurarj Ills, perhaps, the only club In town whose non resi h nt membership eareeds Its resident lumber-ship The j ear book of the Law. yvrs riuh .ti hi a membership of I oil, Including VA lion n side i ' Th" )i III ( ub, which Is one of the half ilnrni I. .1 ii nn lining and tulslng clubs oftbe city, shi.ws ii in .iib"rlnpof I'.'O, w lib perhaps Ihe largest list rf r ergyiaeti of any club in town not distinctly re cleslavtical. T he ear book ut the Architectural League, which is to all li tents and purposes a olcD, shows tusmbcrthip of 11W,