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1K9I . ' ' THE .SUN, THURSDAY! APRIL ,28, 1692.
snf. .HBt annnVK'tLiJi . ansn ssnaaan aw i ! K .HH53 k V - ' "" lis bm lW TliunSDAV. Al'IUL 29, 1802. HHHt Resolutions for To-Day' Convention. 1BS' Tll lovo of tl10 Kcntlo,non who Wl11 Iff snasnHT Buporvlso tin) New York llepubllcnu Con- P BB vcntlon to-day fur tho Hon. UnsJAMiN Hah- f'HyBR' nisos Is not deep nnd anient, nuil ho will InnnPiMs? bavo to bo content with n modcrato llnmo. Ik snaPnKi If tl10 1Ion' 'ruoMAS CoMiinn Piatt should i fet sKittb P,l8S resolutions frankly expressing Ida i HEBf w" vlows nml tlio3 of nmny itiicr' pr- K'H bap. of mo9t Now Yoik Itcpubllcnns, thoy ' .Hsnf& ould be noincthlug llko thcho: '' HnVlKf" "KmJu-l. Tlint we are In favor of the nomination of ji I f. Ma U" "on Hrwaiiii HinniiiiM It nobody elso can be 'J I' fmth aoinlnated, S Vttr "KtrAttJ. That we view with alarm the Urn. Prv S If & Mil ! lUraunVj ertntte to arrange things satisfactorily ft R Q, Hf-t with the Hon. Coihiiius N. lit i. fiff'Hf' "Nnift. That In case there Is no way of preventing tt H EnW nomination of the Hon. ltjiMi IIarhuox. wo i fill slncerel) tleslre that the Democrats shall nominal Sf V i Otoni:i.itiuin,Bi" jj f "V Indeed, no Itopublican Slnto Convention 5 I ft ' f 'Will ho held that will not lo earnestly In ' f 5 5? favor of Mr. CLtvr.LAJ.'D ns tho Democratic j, K$ Jjr candidate. It Ib cm lous, but almost all tho ; J X Republicans nro Cleveland inon. whereas I iS f thoy nro far from being all IlAitittsox men ' f aavo In a resigned and hopeless fashion. jf Tho Gnto Money MorlKnRe. J i b Tho loan of $5,000,000 which ClileaRO asks j I !" ff. of tho Federal Government, Is to bo secured !i by a socontl mortgniro on tho ato receipts. if JK Such, at least. Is tho proposition. I i'i Tho bccuilty offered Is bad. Tliat it Is i ' l Ts-ortlilcst, or practically worthless, Is nd- ' i; j mlttcd by tho Chicago Tribune with candor f Kf ; as unexpected ns It probably Is uucon- I j; ft Bclous. Under tho headline, "Directors t '! '-ty- Must Oct n Loan," our esteemed eoutom- j? V 'I porary lots out tho exact truth about tho ij X, value of tho second itmrlaaRO on which tho )$ ? World's Fair ioplo want tho Government & to advaueo them 11 vo millions: f ? r ' Miat was tlono or mlhl hiie been done In the f ' -Vrf ' palt aninjutii to no'htntr. Tho ijuestlon In a nutBbe'.lta i. 1 !u thlt: The Valrmuit hut oeinlit millions luore to be a ' s. flnanclal fUfct. That amount of money finvt It , m ilint'iUnttj onfitrli tm trtnm rillitreraU tin lit ilutinrt , jj' 4 utUUttU'tt put ni Klc inilllom nuut bo hal from i , &i Cnnirre. It cinnol be ornreil In tho form of a stock ri, i, aubn rl'.lon. The rerorJ of the llonso thin far and lt fp. , Kfctaltoapptoprlate forother nitlonal purposes, show r v i that. Thcrcforo tl.o committee shcnhl labor for aloan.'' f y ' Tho uncertain collaterals, which oven , f $ Clilcapo rejects ns Inatlequato security, aro i! h tho collateials which ChlcaRo takcH to J' Q 'Washington and asks Coucress to accept ns fe !& OBuainuteo that tho lonn will be repaid! t 'f it The loan would not Ihi repaid. If tho jf security wero Rood, tho Dliectois would t ! have no difllculty in borrowing the money I g In Now Yoik, London. IJcton. Amstertlam, , ! Philadelphia, or Fraukfoit. They might klMSils oven rnibo tho money rlsrht at homo in 1 ,f Chicago, ns n business matter. Tl 'p It In Iwnuso tiio eollatemls nro uncertain, -' ' lieenuso tho security Is bad. beeauso tho ;'j , prospect of repayment is shadowy, that f ,5" Clilcacoankblln'CnitedSt'ttcsGovetument ; . to Ijccomo hereiedltor. 'lbu piopobltion is ', -f not for a loan, in any business scuso. but Si for n clft, a gratuity, a subsidy. JI fw Tho samo reasons which prohibit Con- ;I y Ri-ess from oting $3,000,000 outright to tho I ) llliuols corporation known us tho World's ;,I J Columbian Exposition, forbid the nppio- ,'l i( printlou of So.OHO.uOO fiom tho United States , If A' Treasury ns a gift thinly disguised as a Ji fe "loan" on a second moitgngo which Chl- "llS'' " cogo herself confesses is bad security. eua ,mi, Tlio Misappropriation of Millions. , ' ,B' k"8' Wodnesday Scliool Commissioner t' '- BcHuyLEKCiiosnvintroducpdintothoHonrU ' I '' of Education a resolution piovidlng for tho J Wm. appointment of a special commltteo toin- j, U'ii quire and report " in wliat way the course J 'wkm of studies" In tho public schools of this city f .' 4' " may bo Improved and changed so ns to se- p K euro to tho children n bettor knowledge of ;, f h tlio English blanches nud to fix tho rcspon- ( . sibllity for dellcieney in these branches." I if. Tho commltteo was nlso to inquire ns to tho i jS, fitness of tho principals of tho schools to i oxorcieo " a larger discretion in apportion- ' lng tho tlmo devoted to tho teaching of each ; 'M( Bubjcct In their respective schools." J It was n sensible and a necessary resolu- 'i v S tiou: but It wob practically butlcd by being - j referred to tho Htundlng Commltteo, for p, that eommlttee, together with Suporiu- j 6 tondent JAhi-cn and 1'iesldent Hunt of tho '' i Board of Education, is chlclly icsponsiblo T :fl for tho evils whicli Col. Citosnv wishes to In- ' vostlgato. Tho accused will thoreforo sit . " fl ' In judgment on themselves, w far as tho j i' Board of Education Is concerned; but thoy 1 jjf cannot escnpo tilal bofoio tho public. I ' , Last year nearly S".000,OM of tho public '! g money wus appropiiatod for school pur- ' poses In this city. It was a great part of f V tho tax levy, whoso bunion jests on every I A Inhabitant of Now York, man, woman, and 'I si child. Beforo many years tho sum will bo jf ton millions annually if tho lnesontrato of I & expendituio goes on, for It will incroaso ; Bpt 'with tlio growth of tho population. Every B citizen of Now York, nlso, is deeply con Bl: corned ns to tho management of tho JHH&3 achools, whether ho has children of his own BJS tl'0111 or Ilot- rr tl10 M,lt of education BBj,'' thoy fuinish ulTccts profoundly tho charac- tcr ot each gcnoiation. Its Inlliicncn Is VBf)f moral not less than Intellectual. A thor- jB'ii ough Inquiry as to tho methods used in tho 'KB; schools is thorefoio domauded in tlio pub- & ' ll0 Interest; but it is Ukoly to bo prevented BH Id tho Interest ot tho ofilcials who tun tlio flEV schools and liavo tlio disposition of tho .BBw'" millions annually oxpeudod on thorn. Hy Tho practical lesults of tho education In K these schools nrn not dotci rnlnnblo excupt HR by nn investigation such ns Col. Cito.siiY HH'i- proposed. Appaiently tho school ruachluo HHLg' Is well oiled iu all its pnita nud operates HBpif'. beautifully. It runs llko clockwork. If HHAi'; the pupils wero luanlmnto things, to bo BBn- turned out of a uniform bhapo, llko building BBj " stones, for instance, or ns shovols HBpf' and plckoxo3, It might bo regard- BbWc ed as qulto admiiablo in Its per- BBjIi foction. From tho time thoy enter Bnrt"'- 00 lwormost primary class until they HBaJFy reach tho nud of tho system, thoy nro kept Hbwy! andor an absolutely iiiochanlcal dlscipllno. Bbt4 Thoy aro moved about llko automatons, HbYjV Thoy pass from ono study to uuotlior In BBBifi rapid succession, nnd If thoy weio not litn- BBVi? Jtod by humun nuturo and human capacity BBH& thoy might conio out of tho muchiiiu almost BBBMJr cyclopiedlas of knowledge, for they mo BBBro put through tho wliolo louuil of loai nlng if HSV' tlioy go from tho beginning to tho end. BBIj " Practically, liowovcr, tho icsults aro not BH1I 'i bo satibfactory. Fur Instance, out ot 1,000 Bff i applicants for admission to tho City Collego Wlr In 1801, as many ns 811) fell below tho mini- BJIfS uia standard In grammar. Thoy did not RjS ' know how to uso thoir own lunguago, Bj r About loo of thorn woio found dollciuut in BHiji fh American history and geography. Col, JB ,- Cnosuv found also that in tho majority of BBB caaoa boys selected from tho graduating BBB;i classes ot guimmnr schools In dlfTor- BBB' cut paits of th'o city could not wrlto BByly properly oxprccsed business lottcr or a BMW' ' letter ot application for a situation. As iv HHlr, rule, ovon their handwriting was bad; and in BJBJi " omo cases the stylo aud compooltlou. ho Bi?to,.v''H3r'tBWfa WIMatM 1 wanma.!--- -mmr. rTtAtiiiiir'? -iMiMiir-'-i- "-r"' -m- 'r-tir.L says, " 'would havo disgraced a cross-roads' school In Arkansas." Yet tho ages of those hoys wero botwoon fourteen nnd elghleon, Thoy wero ot tho flowor ot our school sys tom. among tho most highly Unlshcd prod ucts of tho machine. Tho poAr boys cannot bo blamed. Out ot tho twonty-flvo hours a week supposed to bo devoted to study In tho public schools perhaps two hours aro consumed In prcllm Innty exercises. In thoromalntng twonty thrco hours tho pupils nro compcllod to study sixteen dlfforeut subjocto, upon each ono ot which from llftocn to twonty-flvo minutes n day only can bo expended. Yot soven-elghtha of those boys nnd girls must lonvo tho schools between tho ngcsof twelve nnd fifteen In order to earn their living. Thoy want simplo und thor ough Instruction so far as thoy go; but thoy nro compcllod to got Into a ninchlno which Is contrived and adjusted with refer onco to turning out mntorlnl for a gradu ated course which It Is Impossible for them to pursue, nnd tho results of pursuing which nro proved to bo bad oven In tho case of tho few who pass tluough It. Of course tho vlco of tho whole systom lo that 11 undertakes to do too much and vio lates tho prlnclplo which nlono justlflos tho school tax. Tho only education for which all tho people can Injustice bo requlrod to pay is tlio education which is requisite for all tho children In order to fit thotn for citi zenship, which they can nil rccelvo nnd pursue. That Instruction, obviously, Is simply elcmontary; reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, nud American his tory. During tho limited period of time, tho fow years which tho childron.ou tho average can spend nl school, there Is no chanco to gtvo them anything approaching thorough Instruction In other branches. If thoy could remain twico as long as thoy do, thoy would profit best by continuing tho re striction, for tho rudimentary branches of study nro tho most Important, nnd the moro completely thoy nro mastered tho better It is for youth, both morally nud Intellect ually. Tho most sorlous defoct of nil edu cation is Weakness in theso fundamental nud elementary departments. Col. Citosnv's resolution, thorofore, struck nt tho loot of tho trouble with our school system by calling for an investigation of the rudimentary Instruction. It hns been pigeonholed by a hostilo commltteo of tho Board ot Education, but, as It oxprossesn public demand, enforced, happily, by nn In telligent minority of tho Commissioners, It will havo to bo brought forth. The Inquiry it calls for touches tho misappropriation of millions of tho public money annually, and tho consequent and positive damage dono to hundreds of thousands of children. At a vast cost to tho peoplo, tho schools aro really doing about as much harm oh good. Nay, It is questionable whether a bad, a su peiilel.'il. a fraudulent education is not worse than no education at nil. The Condition of Worklngmen In Ger many. Our contemporary, tho Herald, has lately published a scries of Interviews with repre sentative German Socialists, including Herr IiiEUKNECUT, HerrBnuEL, nnd IlerrSisaEK. Theso interviews mo interesting not only for tho light they throw on tho progrnmmo and prospects of tho Socialist pnrty. but for their disclosures of tho hardships nud priva tions suffered by the mass of German work iugmen. Tho statomenta mado regarding the rnto of wages and tho cost of living ex plain the widespread discontent which found uttorance In tho tremendous vote polled for Socialist candidates at tho last election of the Reichstag. There is no reason to doubt tho authen ticity of tho data obtained from tho leaders of tho worklngmen, for thoy havo, of course., tho best opportunities for gaining information, and would bo careful, tor their own sake, to mako no statement o! fnjt which could bo contradicted. What thoy say Is that tho nverago weekly wages of tho German workingman aro less than fifteen marks, or. say. thrco dollars and a half. In some trades tho earn ings at o much less. Thus, weavers nro glad to got$2.30. In Saxony, whoro a large pro portion of tho Inhabitants aro cngagod In manufacturing, loss thau $150 a year is earned by seventy per cent, of tho work ing people. On tho other hand, tho cost of Hlngls eonsldeiably higher than it was flvo years ngo. Tho iu;icaso, indeed. Is es pecially marked In Berlin, but It is notlcea bio otcrywhero. Inbteaij of this chango being neutralized by a simultaneous rise In wages, the reverse is tho case; for wo aro told that, taking ono trade with another, tho Ocrman workingman earned rather moro flvo years ago than he can now. Tho present witgea of an udult male, $3.50 per week, nro qulto Inadequate to tho maintenance of a family, and in order to eke out a baro subslstonco his wlfo and childron havo to work. A woman, by tho way, is pronounced lucky It she earns $1.60 per week. Compared with tho situation of an American, or even nn English operative, tlio lot of a Gorman artlsun Is manifestly pitlnblo. Ho does not ovon permit himself to hopo, oxcopt in his dreams of socialistic reconstruction, for a reduction of tho labor day to eight houis, A ton-hour day Is all ho asks for, nnd that, ho has but a email chanco of obtaining. It Is noteworthy that both HerrBcBEii and Herr Sixaiat, -who spoko with moro frunkness than Horr Likhkneciit, acknowl edge that a socialistic transformation of bocioty was fur distant. Thoy seem to hnvo no illusions on this subject. Thoybellovo, indeed, thut tho 1,400,000 Socialist votes cost at tht last general election will In tho next contest at tho ballot box bo increasod to 2,000,000, and thoy deem It probablo that In ten years tho Socialists may constitute a majority of the electois. Neither Horr Beiiel nor Horr Si.voeii, however, believes thut tills electoral majority will bo allowed to become u Parliamentary majority. Tlio German bourgeolble, or mlddlu class, Is, thoy say, implacably opposod to socialism; aud tho moment tlioieformerssoomtohavo a chanco of Ictory It win light them with desporiitlon. Horr Sixcini; thinks that ono of tlio llrst things tho upholders of tho oxlsting order would do would bo to got rid of universal suffrage Ho does not mean that thoy would vonturo to abolish it off-haud, but thoy would clr cumscrlbo I ho right of voting, with so many limitations us to lesson, If not extinguish, tlio voting powor of worklngmon. Evon In tlio improbable contingency of tho Social ists obtaining control ot the lloichstag aud tho Landtag, it is pointed out that tlio mid dle class would still liavo tlio army and pollcu at their disposal, and would enter on a resoluto struggle for oxlstonco. Inas much, however, as under tho systom ot couscilptlon. Socialists as well as non Socialists nro forced to render military ser vice, it amy bo that the urmy would provo an untrustworthy Instrument, owing to tho spread of Socialist doctrines lu its ranks, Thero aro, no doubt, somo Anarchists In Germany, and thero Is an advanced, or revolutionary, wing of tho socialistic- party, which at tho last Congress scccdod and has formed an Independent organisation. It Is, however, for the vast majority ot tho 8o- guftrttnwfe. 1. 1. 1., ' i I, .--j.i-i. clallsts that such men as LiraKKBCirr. Bebw., and Stiroim speak. Nothing could bo moro distinct and earnest thun thoir re pudiation of vlolcnco couildorod ns an In strument of hoclal reform. It is. Bkbku says, on speech and writing, and not on force that Oormnu Socialists rely for tho propagation of thoir Ideas. To Horr Sinoeb tho notion of employing revolutionary mntl.rulaafwimn nhsurd. and In his jUdg- mont riots and oxploslona would simply provoko tho capitalist class to restrict tho rights of worklngmen, repress their ac tivities, and destroy thoir liberties. All thrco ot tho Socialist lowlors men tioned ropcl with Indignation tho Idea that tho groat body of Socialists, whom thoy represent, woro concornod in tho re cent riot In Berlin. Thoy consldor that tho Anarchists and revolutionists who 'oxclto dlsturbancco and porpotrato dynamlto out rages aio tho worst onomlos that workmon havo. Suoh lawlcra demonstrations are In tho eyes of mon llko Horr Bkbki., not only crimes, but blunders, as loading directly to a revival of tho opprcsslvo legislation from which Gorman Socialists havo boon lately to some oxtcnt rolloved. Theso mon nro undoubtedly tho spokes men of tho gront majority of Gorman work ing people From what thoy say It Is evi dent that tho coming first of May will witness no sorlous disturbances In Ger many, which In thla respect presents a striking contrast to Belgium, Franco, Italy, and Spain, whoro a good deal ot trouble is now anticipated. A Case for Severe Treatment. Thore was an affray In tho streot on Tuosdoy botwoen twopollcoofllcorsof this city, which ought to bo dealt with moro severely than is posslblo upon a trial of tho offoudors boforo tho Tollco Commissioners. It appears that tho mon havo for somo tlalo bcon at enmity with one another. Their dlfforoncos aro attributed to tho do slro of both to stand well In tho estimation of a young woman, although ono of tho ofllccrs la married. Thoy mot on Seventh avonuo In tho nftornoon and proceeded to belabor ono another with their clubs. As tho combat clooponou um cer William E. Miidbum, tho married man, drow his rovolvor and llrod three shots at Offlcor John S. Coyie, his adver sary, but without effect. Covle euccocdod in wresting tho pUtol from Milbrum Just ns ho was about to flro a fourth time All thla took place without' Interference on tho part of any othor policeman, and flnnlly tho combatants, who appear by this tlmo to havo becomo reconciled, loft tho scono together, and nt tho police station rofused to mako nny complaint against ono another. Thoy were however, locked up by direction of tho Captain. Tho circumstances of tho quarrel Indicate very clearly that neither mnn is fit to re mnln on tho polico foreo nny Iongor. But their dismissal from tho police service will not be enough. Tho ono who proves to havo been tl-.i assailant on tho occas'on of tho fight should be brought to trial beforo tho proper criminal court and punished as severely as the law will permit. An unlawful assault and bnttory in tho public streot Is bad enough, but It la least oxcusablo or defen sible on tho part of a public offlcor whose sworn duty It Is to maintain good ordor and preserve tho public peace. Severity exorcised with promptitudo in every enso ot this kind will exert a wliolo soino lnfluenco for good upon tho polico force itself and upon thocommunityatlarge. The Sunflower and the Walloon Bird. In tho State of Kansas In 1888 Gen. Hab bison's plurality over Mr. Cleveland was 80,159. This is tho State from which 20 votes for Mr. Cleveland will bo cast In tho Democratic National Convention. This is at the rnto ot two Cleveland votes in the Convention to ono Republican electoral vote next fall, or ono Cleveland vote In tho Convention to 4.000 Republican votes In Kansas In 1883. It is a proportion which must mako tho friends of tho Claimant very proud of him. Somo surpriaa has beon expressed, by per sons who have forgotten with what a fronzy a largo part of tho Sunflower Domocracy clasped tho horny hand of tho Farmers' Al liance In 1899, becauso tho Kansas Demo crats have asked In their platform tor tho free coinage of silver and at the samo time for tlio reviviilcotion of tho Claimant, who regards'a sliver dollar -with that rago and fear which the sight of a red bandanna ox cites in a bull ot deficient intelligence and pronounced conservative prejudices against ovorythlng red. Wo suppose that tho explanation of tho Kansas stufflng-and-sllver platform is that tho Democrats of Kansas are still demoralized, and planning fusions again with tho Furmers' Alliance, sure to end again In contusion. One would think thoy had had enough of this. They holped the Farmers' Alliance on tho legislative ticket und Congress ticket in 1899 with tho undor btandlng und upon tho promlso that tho Furmors' Allianco representatives would help them to submit prohibition agnlu to tho people ; and thoy woro bilked. Thov in jured tlio organization of thoir party In Kansas, and allonatod or disgusted many ot Its momboru. Aro the old friends of fusion at it again ? Are the Kausas Democrats arranging to voto the People's party olcctoral ticket? It thoy want merely to prepare tho way for a deal with tho Fooplo's party, their pro gramme, thougli crazy enough, becomes intelligible Thore could bo no better schomo of diverting tho Farmors' Allianco olomont In tho Democratic party Into tho Pooplo'o party than to nominate tho Claimant. Evon if somo ot tho Kansas Domocrats think of helping themselves nt tho Congress or local olootlons hext fall by whacklug up with tho Pcoplo's party on tho electoral tlckot, it soems cruol to try to put up a job on tho Claimant. Be sides, what will his Mugwumps think when thoy soo him with silver threads among tho gold, bo to speak ? And can tho Columbians consent to tako a candidate whoso brass tlio designing Democrats of Kansas seom to be trying to sllvor ? Still, if tho Kansas Dem ocrats want moro fusion, thoy might as woll fuso upon tho Pooplo's party national tlckot as to fuso upon its Congress tickets. In a Republican Stato what difference can it mako whothor Cleveland or Simpson or Weaver or Icinatius Donnelly Is tho man to bo put to sleep? Tho Battle Within. Ono might almost think that tho Repub lican party was asloep from the quiet In which It rests In comparison with the Mug wump roaring about tho Democratic camp, Thoy hnvo succeeded lu getting precedence in politics for tho dispute whothor tho Demo cratic party or tlio Mugwump pnrty shall face tho Republicans next fall. Tho first offoct of tho Mugwump virus' has always boon to produco both hatred and contempt tor tlilugs Democratic, mon, measures, and organization. The Impulse to light Republicans gives way to abuso of Domocrats, Loyalty to party Judgraont Is replaced with tho thirst for bolting. Bettor ( "" 'llMIHH,lutVM1,ili,.i.l.,,,, a beaten Mugwump than a victorious Dem ocrat. In short, nny Domocrnt is lnsuffora blo. A Bopubllcan is much bettor. 'This has boon P6sontlolly tho spirit ot Clevoland lsm from tho first, and It Is emphatically at tho bottom of tho Claimant's porslstont ef fort for ronomination. When tho Mugwump party succoods. the Democratic party wilt havo ffono out ot politics for good and all. hr President: David Bennett Hill of Nor York. For nct-PrtiidenU Isaao Posk Grit ot Indiana, Benjamin Harrison Is probably tho great est Presbyterian Presldont tho Unttod States has had slnco the civil war. Tho Hon. John Wanamakeii tcstlflod bo foro the Houao Commltteo on lloform in tho Civil Bervico on Monday that ho was a civil eorvlco reformer. Wo havo never been ablo to admire civil sorvlco reformers, but wo nsnuro thorn ot our deop sympathy with them In any crushing calamity that mar bofal them. Yet wo suppose Hint thero oould bo no bettor roprosenUttvo of cant than Mr. Wanamakkh Is; and what form of cant is moro disgusting than tho cant ot civil eorvlco reform ? POLITICAL ZOTES. Toe clement ot chance hat entered vtrr Jarre!? Into the election of Judges of tht Court of Uaneral Seietona. Ounnlnt 8. Hertford, when elected Cltj-Judie. I.ad a majority of 00.000. but when h waa the Tatninanr candidate, running for reelection, he wna defeated by 25,000. Recorder Smjrth. when a candidate the flret time, waa defeated by 27.000, lint Judge Ullderileeve, ho ran an oppoiltlon ticket, and In hole success no confidence was felt, won easily ij nearly 30.000 ma jority. When a candidate for reelection three scan ago, and having the Tammany Hall nomination. Vr. Qildorateove was beaten by James ritzgerald. With the circumstances In Tlew.no great confidence It felt by any one In tho outcome of tho election tor Judge Cow. Ing's successor, the Judge, elected as a Republican, being a candidate for reflection, and haUng as his most probable adversary Henry 1). rurroy. The bill apportioning the Stato on the basis of the census ot ISM passed the Legislature on April 13, 1857, two sears later. The bill apportioning the state on the basis of the consul ot 18(33 passed un April IB, 18B0, one ) ear later. The bill apportioning the Stale on the basis ot the census ot 1873 passed on Aoril 23, 1870, four years later. Not until tho present )ear has the enumeration of the Inhabitants and the division of the districts been undertaken In the same year. The big Nineteenth Assembly district, of the rtlver slde. continues to he the Mecca ot politicians. Among the first ot the new arrivals was ex.Alderman Kirk, one of the political landmarks for many years of the Fourth ward. Among the very latest additions to the colony from the east side are ex'Senator Oeorge P. Langbeln and Judge Alfred stockier, b jth of the Tenth Astetnbly district, John E Brodsky. heretofore of the Eighth, and Richard A. Cunningham of the Sixteenth district. Two members of Congress John R. rellows and John De Witt Warner-hall from the Nineteenth, which Is the only one in town that Is honored to that extent. Among the other otllclals residing lthln Its present boandarlei are Mayor Grant, Commissioner llreunnn, Corporation Counsel Clark. Tollce Commissioner Mc Clave, Building Comtu srioner Krady. Superintendent Byrnes. Tollce Justice McMahon. Dock Commissioner l'helan, and Tax Commissioner Barker. The reduction of election Inspectors from fonr to three this year means the saving to the city of $30. O0O. The election expenses are too high now, and they have been growing lately. The most diligent of New York city's representatives In the hanate l Oeorge W. riunkltt; the least active In matters of legislation was Ueorge Roesch. From 1805 to 1885 the Seventeenth Assembly dis trict had a different representative in Albany erery year, except nn two occasion. The candidate elected In 1835. however, had three terms, and his successor had three terms also. This year Thomas J. MoManus is serving his first term, and aa he is a member of the New York, or Voorhla, Democracy, the prospects of a return to the old plan of a new representative every year are a good deal better than Mr. McUanua's friends would like them to be. 1 1 Is one of the unwritten lawa ot New York city poli tics that no Register should be reelected, and on that account the First district men. who constitute so large a part ot the clerical force or the Register's office at present, should view with regret the unlikelihood of the renominatlonof tbel leader and neighbor, Frank T. ritzgerald. The sum appropriated for the expenses of that office this year, by the way, was $135 600, of which the Register receives (12.000. He can appoint 118 subordinates, who are paid most of the balance. Mr. Fitzgerald Is the Tammany leader In the First dis trict, and most popular. Ho was elected Register in 188t). having run successfully ror Congress In 1888 and unsuccessfully for Civil Justice in 1887. Oddly enough, and accidentally, too, no doubt, more Muth district applicants wore appointed to the police force last week there were eleven of them, the other wards averaging less than three each than in any previous week for several years, although the Ninth district, through the resignation of Commissioner Voorhls. Is now, for the first time since May, laso. without a representative In the 1'oltce Board. Anew apportionment of Assembly districts means for the Democrats of New York and Kings a largor rep resentation in the Coti entinns of the party. The basis of representation at a Democratic State Convention is three delegates for each Assembly district. Accord ingly, of the ail members. Now York city has hereto fore had 7J and Kings county 36. making together 108. orle6S than a third of the Convention, although the two counties cast nearly 40 per cent of the Democratlo vote ot the State. Representation In Republican Con ventions Is not based on the division of districts, bnt on the vote cast at the procedlng national eleollon for the Republican candidates, and no apportionment, there fore, can affect the delegates to RepubUcan Conven tions In or out of the metropolitan district. The Don U. Dickinson plan of campaign, which con sists of attending banquets at points remote from the State of Michigan, which ho represented In the Cleve land Cabinet, and announcing extravagant political prophesies, which afterward turn out to be entirely incorrect, bids fair to keep the name ot Mr. Dickinson green and fresh beforo all voters who are of a curious orspeculalive turn. Ou the Thursdiy preceding the Presidential election of laid. sir. Dickinson, uddroislng a Cleveland anl Thurman meeting lu the city of De troit, said: "I bring you good news from the East from the great United States. I tell ) ou that the Imttlo line' Is formed, and In the centre ot that line of the great Democracy stands the great State ot New York. Our tight wing rests upon the States of New Jersey and Conneotlcut, uur left upon the States of Indiana aud California, and our great reserve, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan, with Michigan to the fore. And when the battle is won, with the great Northwest line broken, with our people on the brosd line of Intercourse with all parts ot the land, Interchange ot trade with all our country and .with foreign countries, the centre of political power will change Irom Iho East and wilt be In the centre ot the Northwest." Michigan was carried by Harrison by 22,I3 votes. New York by 14,373, Indiana by 2,38, California by 7,057, Illinois by 22,104, and Ohio by 19,5110. The failure of the Legislature to pass the bill designed to terminate the terms of office of the present Clerks In Civil Courts, coincident)!" with the terms of the Judges, will leave most ot these tribunals, after next year, with ho'.dovers whoie teuuri wl'l not be affected by the elections of November, ltn3. Senseless and uutruthful assertions against the New York Bnardof Aldermen have been so seldom answered and refuted that, by constant repetition, many of them have been accepted ai correct. The latest number of the HtiUtottttitir, has this familiar atatsmenti "The Board of Aldermen is an obscure body of twsntyflve members, with limited power, except for mlscblof, Its members being almost to a man either engaged di rectly In the liquor business or in one way or an other connected with that Interest." That partakes pretty liberally ot the qualltlei of ball and unabashed falsehood. The present Board Is composed of twenty-five members, fourteen of whom have no connection, even remote, with the liquor business. The membership very fslrly rspresont the business trades, as follows! Retail botebsrs. 2; shoe manufac turers, 1; plumber, ll coal merchant. 1; rlsh dsaler, 1; wood dealer, It boss blacksmith, 1) cigar manufac turer. 1; builder, 1, In the line of trade andtranspor tatlon are a steamship ticket agent and a railroad ticket agent, There are three lawyers and one clerk a larger proportion of professional men than the census of any community In the United Htates furnishes and. one of the three lawyers. John II. V. Arnold, the President of the Board, is au attorney of extensive practice and acquaintance, and a prominent candidate on more than one occasion for one ot the higher Judgeships, More than half of the Aldermen who are connected with liquor selling, as ealoon keepers or otherwise, rep resent the six east side districts nurtb of Catharine street and south of Fourteenth strsst-a, conditio of things due io their cosmopolitan ehereolsr and the activity of liquor dealera In politics. Women Cam Tot oa tho I4aor Queatlois, BoriToy, April 27, The House this mornlne; refused to sive the bin bIvIdb to women th r Bht to voto on the liquor license duestlon a third rMding. Ihu vote wm 07 to UU HAITIAN ItKrOLCTIOXISTS BUST. Blnnltnneona VprUtOK In Thr Important Towna tHblie Building;, sltirnert. Advicos from Tort-nu-rrlnco ear that the ununual quiet which has reignod In Haytlnn political alTalrs otlate has probablrbcon noth ing moro tlmn tho calm boforo tho storm. Tho revolutionary party eooms to have lulled IVos Idont lllnpolyto into tho reassuring bellof that the great plans spoken of In tho early part of the year havo all boen abnndonod. Nut recent dovelopraonU In tho situation tend to show that tho leaders of the opposition havo boon In no war Inactive, On Tuesday. Fob. 0, elghlr-sovon of the ex iles at Jamaica, In command of Oon. Josaphat Lncroli. left Kingston on tho Itoyal Mall stoamshlp. ostensibly for St. Thomas. Thoy woro bound In reality for tho northorn part of Hnytl. whero thoy exocctod to foment disturb ances and attract tho attention of tlio Uovorn montln t lint til reel ton. At Jocimi. tho prin cipal soutlurn port of Hnytl. Hon. J-acrolx loft order to thoso of his p.trty who Inndod there to protmro for craerKoticlea In l'ort-au-l'rlnco and other ritloR. ot,nnJ''oK 1- " rrophile loft Klnctton for M. ThomaB by onothor touto. Tho Martian Uovernmnnt lonrneil ot thin four days fator, nntl concentrated In Port-au-I'rinco the 4.000 men of tho earrison and 2.(ioo men from nolchliorlnc towns. At Aquln III ppnl, to caused tho arrest of Oen. Hoptlinlun Marius. Com mamlcroftho port, on suspicion of bulnit in leauuo with tho e.tilon. This concentration of the army was what Gon. Pronlutp ,mot doslrtd. It onablnd him to (.end small bunds of his partlsnnt toCupo llaj tlnn. l'ort-tlt-l'iiix. and OonaUes. tho cap itals of tho threo northern provluce". und theso men prepnrott tho pooplo for simul taneous uprisings to bomadenn thonlBht of SlurchJri. This dato was hctns convenient to tho arrival of the Oerman stcamor at Capo llaytlan vwth tlio remaining party lenders. J lie Plan of thoso uiiriRlniss u nn for tlio revo lutionists In each of tlio throo elllns to ob tain possession of tho armories, the Cus tom House, tho bank, and the arsenal, or to put them on llro, so an to mako it nocossary lor tlio Oovornment to sond liirco numbors of troops to theso places to suppress tho riots. I his would lonvo rort-au-I'rlncouncarrisonod. Ilio throo rlolg ocourrod, as arrnnccd. on tho nltfhtor March l!."i. At IVtrt-tlo-l'alxihu revolutionists wero entirely successful, lly daybreak, tho bank, tho Custom House, tho dock houses, tho tloernment builillncs. 1ho houseB of (fen. IlriBsettoandof Senator W1I laniH wereln ashes. AtCnpoHnytlantho revo lutionists were not so successful, ns the city wus butter guarded, but tho arsenal and tho Custom House Wero btirnod. At Oonalves. whoro the ; Herman steamer was to havo land ed some of tho revolutionary loaders, tho plan lulled ODtlrt'ly. owitiK to a tnonty-four hours, delay in tho arrival of the shiii. alio news of these uprisings rertchod Tort-au-l'rinco on Sunday morning. Mureh "J7. by the steamer Anleii. lllppoltto and his Minis ters wero frightened, and called tho military to arms. Toard 7 n'elock in tho evening tho Oerman gunboat Moltke (which lu about tho Si?" ,0' ,n" cunboat reported to havo boon llttedouthytho revolutionists in tho United Matos) sallod Into the harbor of Iort-nu-Trlnco. Cnpr. Von Eckhnrdt salutod the fort, as is usual, but the Haitians, wero so excited at tho recont news that thoy thought tho enemy wuitllrlngut them. Tlio gurrison was summoned to the docks to ropol landing forces, and If It had not boon for tho prompt arrlvnl of tho (lcrman Consul-Cioueral it Is probablo tlint tho guns in the forts would nnto licen ordered to lire on the Moltke. Tho people urn inan unusual stato of excite ment, and Hlppolyto is nioro than ovor un reasonable in Ills acts. The Unifiers' side of (lie Htory. To vni Editor or Tux Strv Sfr: Termlt mo to cor rect the Idea conejed in a paragraph In Title fcc of April 12 regarding the trouble tutween thrr-inchuien and rustlers In Montana and Wyoming. You call the rustlers "horse thieves" Tho f.icts nro that the mstlers are the homcsteiders nnd honest ranchmen. The ones yon call ranchmen are the stockmen or "cattle king)." whi are notorious by reanou of acting as though this earth was mated for their sole benefit. It has been the custom of these stockmen to keep In adpnceof sett crs and appropriate tho Government's domain to their own uses. They fence the nntural waterways for miles, and v. ben any ono is so pre sumptuous as to homestead a tract Inside their fence thej di all they can to run him oQ They destroy the homesteaders Improvements, crops. 4c, and in many cases hav e resorted, through their Urcllngs. to murder. It has been but a few jears since a war was v. aged In Custor county lu this State similar to what la now going on in Montana. Tho facts were the same, and the resnlt was that '. cattlemen moved out of the way. In 1887 the ." .. tl Prophet sent a regiment of soldiers to the scene u present hostilities, and under orders they cut the cattlemen's Iro fences and pro tected these same rustlers jou now call horse thieves. I am no admirer of the Prophet aforesaid, but that waa a good act ou bis part. When you consider that the band of rustlers was headed by the county Shcilfl and sixty-five deputies, aud w hen you think or the fact of a minister, the Rov. Mr. Itelder, now acting as leader of the present band ot lo.OUO rustlers who are determined to seo Justice meted out to the cattlemen whom t'nele Sam gener onsly has taken Into cnatody. you will doubtless begin to bellov e that there Is little of the population hut what Is In that rustler band. Remember that these cattle men seut tu Texas and hired men to move with them at (5 a day apiece to help them kill theso homestead ers, and thine of the humane feeling tlint exists In their breasts, sho n hj their action in burning Rustler Ray aud shooting twenty-eight bullets Into Mr. Cham pion. The barbarism of the dark ages Is pleasant to contemplate beside the acts of those whom )ou term honest ranchers. I write this to yon because I am well aware that mat.y people In the East do not know the true state of the case. Joim W. Kosisso.t. I'usum. Nev., April 22. t An Apprul from (be Buy Htnte. Tnvns EnrroR or Tna RvvMr: Are you an organ of measly Mugw umps or are yon not f David b. lllll, whom you pretend to admire so much, is the damnedest Mugwump lu -New York. You want to know why! I was In Now York In 1B88. and every barkeep was giving mo the combination Harrison, lllll, drant. Hav e you got the cheek to tell me that Grover Cleve land conld have run ahead or abreast of his ticket then? You must be drunk. OU. excuse me. A friend tells me that sou haven't been doinj the take Dr shake business for some years. Fay, do you know that lllll has always run ahead of his ticket? Whyr Because he la a miserable, unprin clpled retch, merely anxious to have fun Itb. himself and jou. Whem does bis fuueome In I Well, what nro the delights of n bad man, any wa. when ho can get the Greet and the Ijitln only In translation ! David llennett Hill Is a boat, n bilk, and a thug. It rs very easy for him to say, "I am a Domoirat," A number of gentlemen are Democrats. I don't doubt that lllll Is a Democrat. Hut how t Because he doesn't think that hois better than other persons who have had no greater advantagesthan his. The Idea that thero could be any moral difference between Charles and Harry, that a man making the same contribution to the Church of tlio Holy Beggars ahouldn't havo the same eleemosynary distinction Is an idea which makes for Indiv idual talent, but can't be considered as a boon to tho race. Your cheap talk about Mugwumps attracts absolutely no attention from ua If Mr, Clev eland Is nominated we aro for htm. We don't expect to carry Massachusetts, but at least we can show our ability to reduce the Democratic majority by two or three votes. What mure do jou want I As the editor of Tux Bow what more would you take t Wb), jou poor thing there Isn't a girl In Wellc.ley who wouldn't vole for Grover Clovelaud, If she could. Oh, jou are "off." JUcma ijm Biowx Koniu OnsrtoK, Mass, April 23, 1HUJ. Xsrlnc Vp the Irlau Mlllionnlre. To vua Knnoa or Tits fcuv-iV, By way of snnple. ment to the vigorous appeal of the nalloml redera Hon In this day's Sc, I beg to suggest that a special to the Irlsh-Amerlcon millionaires would be In ordr t the present urgent crisis. ' In this country an Irish sextet have achieved lm mens, fortunes, hut have not done any conspicuous service to their race a. such, whether at bom. or abroad. The iiietlon In Have they been .... .i-a-ked t" render nn definite servl", to if "i.idr r. Th heavy statutory lees" i.tenlial to nomfiti ,n JJ.1 1 beaiullubleil.iintionto tlio Home llilo ?ii?" ou,a anyone nt Hie bonansu Iri.hmet Tin Am.rl?."H.ru?, still, inej might make u u Joint "imiriKfft,., ","?' themselves 111 their collsitlv. capacity ' Suet. . ".A"!1." ac'tlon w ould powerfully innuene tfcV scatHffm.i'.i. of Irishmen 'sisrea masses Why not appeal dlroctly. for Instance, to Ur John Macsa) t He iculd secure others. ' ni.,.na Iviw Yoas, April 25. Uio. ( IVlsut I as WllllpHs-.Wc.llni.nsi f '; Ma tht .((.! 1 1 CmtUMtam, An exhibition of tho C.ev eland boom's tendency to collapso wai recently seen In Masiachusstts It wa supposed that a I the politicians lu both parties were ready to come together ou a platform composed of Mr Cleveland s name. Young Mr. RusselL the euergsllo anlexcellcntt.oiernor.had a ready placed hlmsilt In a position where the wllllpu..wollupus could rollover him comfortably, and everything was rsady for the performance to begin. A Plain Answer, JVom ( Allnny Tint Vrton. Here Is a standing, unsnewered conundrum to everv one in the I'nitod states interested In iioltilcalatiairsi Why was the .New lork Mute Democratic Couv.uttou call.d to west on F.b 22 r-liu, Ar, ''" ,',"'"u,,g0 Because the Peniocratio Hteto Committee (and among them the Hon. James 11, Manning, President ot the ArtM Company, as proxy for the Hos.D, Cadr Hsrrlck) uaantuously voted for that day, aCMIl'fa?'"uisiiwi-,.i'... '.'..."nfminsesg-- s "KPOTTX" COMES XO XQWX. Ite Arrlram aVessi Honduras) In s Bnasism Bunch nnd Oats alia Back Vp. The Individual whoso picture is here set down Is classified ns follows In tho store of Wossols A Co.. fruit imporlors. at 218 Wash ington street: Name. "Spottr:" aire, un known: place of birth. Honduras: time of resi dence in this city, thrco dnys: length. Mi foot: general characteristics, croon ores, clear-cut features, spottotl complexion nnd skin, qulot disposition, but dangerous when roused. "Bpotty" camo on the steamship Amorlca, which arrived from Honduras with a cargo of bananas lost Saturday. No ono'know of his arrival until ho made his way out of a bunch of bananas In Wcssol'e stores, to tho con sternation of tho bystandors, who scattered In all direction". Fruit Inspoctor Fuller of the Hoard ot Health, who was present, and Sales man Booloy involglcd "Spotty" Into n bag. from which ho was transferred to a largo hex. He Immediately assumed the peculiar crinkly attitndo portrayed In the plcturo nnd docllnod to stir, although while on the lloor a short tlmo tioforo ho hud oxhlbttud tho most per nicious activity. "spotty." A crowd soon gathered. In It wan iho Cap tain of tho steamship on which "Spotty" had made his llrst and probably last sea voyage. Tho Captain slid "Kpotty was achupndura viper, tlio mostdeadlyotthellonilurassnnkea. Ho said hodldnt mind carrjlng about littlo things llko tarantulas and centipedes In his ship, but when It camo to transporting four foot vipers tho life war getting too exacting, and ho proposed to tiult tho business boforo ho Inndod come day with a cargo of boa con strictors disguised as bananas. Whilo tho Captain was speaking n rod Honduras rat slid out from another banana bunch nnd sidled across tho lloor. Ho was capturod and put in tho box with "Spotty." Then Mr. Sooly Incautiously moved tho box near the flro. Snotty got wnrmod up. shook himself, nnd nmde ono pass at the rat. landing on his neok. Thero wero a few wild squoaks. a convulsive motion, and the rat was dead. They took "Spotty" away from tho lire, and ho stlffonod out again. The rat is to be pickled In alcohol and set on tho shelf along with a numhnr of tarantulas and somo small snakes which hnvo emerged from bunana bunchos. Salesman Sooley said yosterday that "Spotty" might bo prosontod to the Cen tral Park monneerlo. A 8un reporter wont to a gentleman con nected with tho Musoum of JNiitnral History, who Is an export on snake, and descrlboil "Spotty" to him. with n low to finding out to what species ho belonged. Tho gentlomnn looked suspiciously at tho reporter, and eald somothlny about tho Koeley gold euro. On being assured that this snake was roal, ho said that it would bo imposslblu to dccldo what It was without seeing it, but that it was probably a rare snecles of addor. Prof. South wiok of the Contral Park Menngerlo would not give any doclded opinion on tho subject, but thought from tho description that "Snotty" might ho ono ot tho Crolaiiiln, to which family the rnttlesnnko belongs. Hot-aid tho descrip tion of tho spots tallied with thoso of tho diamond-back adder, hut Hint that serpent wns not found so far south as Honduras. Tho Professor was oncer to soo "Knotty" added to tho Central Park menagerie, lie said that tho snako wns undoubtedly venomous, and that many of tho Central American serpents aro deadly. Mr. Heeley. who has boon In tho tropical fruit business for years, said je'terdav: "It Is no uncommon thing for tarantulas and other large nnd poisonous spiders to chop out of the banana bunches. I have teen bltton a number of times by them. The Honduras rats, too. aro often imported in tho bunches, nnd once In a whllo a small snake, i.ut 1 have never seen hero so large a snnko ns 'Spotty,' nor one that looked anj thing llko him. THE aiRT.S H'O.V. Interesting; Tronf-CAtchtns Competition In ss Connecllcnt School. MIDM.BTOWK, April 25. Principal North of tho Plantsvlllo graded school not only goes a-flshlng himself, but behoves that trouttng is excellent sport for his pupils. Ho about ton clays ago ho dolivorod to his big school a neat little spcoch, in which ho said bo would give a couplo of handsome trout polos to tho pupils who caught tho llrst and second trout after EuRtor, and tho scholars applaudod him vigor ously, including all tho "big girls," who clappod their hands. Even at the tlmo of tho spooch Principal North thought he know pretty well who tho successful competitors for tho rods would be. In his opinion thoy woro a couple of curly headed youngsters, the brightest und liveliest boys in tho school. Hut ho wns immensely, though not unhappily, disappointed at the re sult of tho llslilng conlost. Thoy woro not boys at nil who won tho two nickel-plated neat, split-bamboo lods, but a eouplu of merry, merry maidens, wily, diplomatic, pretty. nnd of swoet sixteen years. Tho vory next morning after tho prin cipal's speech thoso two girls arorio from bod at tho llrst streak of dawn, donned long-legged rubbor hoots, borrowed their brothers' trouting genr. dug n box of horrlblo angloworrns. and were whipping a neighboring strenm boforo tlio sleepy-hcadnd boys of tho graded school had quit their lazy beds. 1 hey got back home-In time for break fast that morning, and nn hour lator proudly displayed thoir catch, about a dozen hand somo trout, to the astonKhed principal. Mr. North, thougli nonplussed, was equal to tho occasion, nnd In tho presence of the as semblod pupils bo complimented his two smart girl pupils on their ambition, alacrity, and cleverness, nnd then nresontod tho trout rods to thum. Thon tho school cheorod. The FlfclKlnir, I'oltcemcn ofllnrlem. Policemen J. B. Coylo and William E. Mil drum, who fought in full uniform at Seventh avenuo nnd l'itlth street on Tuesday after noon, wero takon to tho Harlem Polico Court yesterday. Thoro irns a cut in Mildrum's forehond whoro Cojlo had struck him with his club, and Corle'B hand was bruised whore tho hummer nt Mlldrutn's pistol hnd fallen on It. Mlldrum said he find no complaint to make, and Coylo said ho nad none to mako at presont. but wished to seo counsol nnd might change his mind. Justlco Weldo pa roled tlio mon in custody of Capt Monklm. The men deny that they quarrelled about a woman, hut refuse to say what was tho cause of their light When he lonrned that Coylo and Mlldrum had refused to make charges ngnlnst each other Superintendent Hymns directed (.'apt. Meaklmtotry to llnd some citUun who saw the affray to mako chargos. Wur on I.otterlea In C'amiilu. Montreal, April 27. Tho Quebec Govern ment Is going ahead with tho prosecution of tho lottery proprietors In this city, This after noon the keepers of the PuophiVunil tho Mon treal lotteries wero placed titnlei nrrost, and tlm nrrosts of the ticket iscllui s throughout tho city will follow shortly. Itrtsetltlnn, To tux EniToa or Tns 8rv Mr That faithful repre sentative of the Mugwump, Vl. In this week's Issue represents Senator lllll striving l" rcirh the nomltia. tlou with the aid of several stout Democrats and a wagon and a donkey, Cleveland is re; resented as trjiiu tn gain ths same with the help of an etiglno nud cnlneir In tho Issue of this same jsper which appeared on election day in Jvov ember 1n", Irn Davenport, the Republican noinineo for tinvetnnr f York, whrm the Mugwumps, nf nuns, "fir uithii. a.tuaih sup. Iuirting, wit, represent,-'! a. rl iiug lo the Capitol at Al any on n splendid 1 nglne llavld 11. lllll the Demo, ril'c landidate. was repre sented as a poor little felluA with a sitchel runuing along the track fur behind lllll gut there by a, big vol , All the Mugwumps hure h'tn pur.ulng him with vludictlve rage ever since, thruwinif n u! at blui all the tl 1. Tlielr name will he mini after tl"- nevt Democratlo National Convention, whllo iicrhnps Hill's nuue will beupuu the lleuiiiirnllu bauuirs. Huston. ArriU'e. " i-mi DrsiKuit." A Curd from Mr. ltu. TonixKpiTna or Tnic Bus sin Believing jnudonot knowingly w lu or desire torelsrepresent any one, I ask you, In Justice to mj self, tokludly liueri th" following In un article In ) our paper of April 2.1. and dated UtUa. April 2.', 1K2. headeJ, "Bitter Elsappolutnirnitoth Promoters of the May Convention." Uu.niel under Hie heading. "DligruiitUd Oeuiiicrals" the lollowlng In referents to myse.r apiwarai '(iwirgc p luss. tb.i only nemo, rat everilcfeatrd lor Mayor or Home spring n"5l'!.iw,al,, deliatul lor Allenuan this suing in u ward Jai lieiuucraiia majority." Tins is untrue, cu llrelyullcdiiig.nli:ros.i) unlust. There neirr has beiii 111 this ward a bcinot ra.io majority ot Jtxi. al though my majority was ISO the last time f was elected Alderman. I am lor the t hicaco nominee, whoever that may be, and 1 deprecate tlm measures taken by some to force any one man upon the partj a a Presi dential candidate. ' ' usj. r. itcss. I ttoex, AprU 20, MOM. JMlSaaWBli 11 . - nMM. war TBtt coxnvtT nnoxK Eaa:tnctrsi Extplnln (he. Can or the W rnantne In Brooklyn. Engineora W. E. Worthcn. Q C. Mortlrt, and A. Ftelov. who woro appointed by tho city s.a thoritics in Brooklyn to Investigate tho causa which led to tho broak In tho conduit at Lib. orty avonuo on Nov. 21, resulting in thedeata of four mon and a temporary water famine, submitted thoir report rcstorday. Tho condt. tlon ot tho eondult at the tlmo ot tho accident Is thusdoscrlbod: "Thoro were olghtocn plpos laid ready for calking betwoon tho derrick and tho le,,i house, to tho east of it: ono plpowas on the dorrlck preparatory to bolng lowered. En. ncath tho dorrlck tho oxcavatlon was already ntgrado: for two or throo lengths of pipe to tho west of tho dorrlck tho excavation w within two feetof ctnde, nnd to the west or thnt to within llvo or six foot." " The englnoors arrived at theso conclusion!- " Wo find that the depositing of earth on th. top r,t the conduit was a dangerous operation" that It brought on tho aroh un excess of wolghi which may havo boon tho direct cant o of it. rupture, and which certainly lncroased to hugn oxtont tho risks of such rupture, and that It rendered tho consequences of the vvi. dent moro disastrous. Welinvo also to Rtnta that In our opinion the accident wns primarily duo to theinsufllclont knowlodgo of the con. dltion of tho conduit nt and about Libert avonuo. nnd to over confidence In the plan adopted and successfully carried out for the work for a numbor of miles, whero tho cover Ing ovor tho conduit was light This plnn, however, roqulrert. whoro tho conditions were llko thoso nt I.lborty avenue, ot a deop nnd Wldo cut. thorough .examinations, extra pre. cnutlons. nud skilful management, which ilM not obtain In tho part of tho work under con sideration. "An examination of the conduit from Spring Crook to tho now pumping station disclosed sov oral cracks at or near t ho crown of tho arch. especially umlor Enilsld street. The result of our survey Indicates that the conduit Is gnnor ally in good condition and woll capable of per forming Its service, but that at certain rond crossings its stabilltyhus bean Impaired: such wore undoubtedly tho conditions at f.lliorty avenue. Undor such circumstances any dls. turbnncesof tho surrounding earth would In croaso tho chancos ot Injury to the structure." EXCOMMVSICA TED. Mr. Callen nnd Miss Cnraphell Married Themselves Ont or the Church. Catholics anil Protestants In Orange are In torostod In tho announcement mado la St. John's lloman Catholic Church lu Bldgo street, on Sunday last, by tho rector, tho Itov. Father Hugh P. Doming, that John J. Cullcn and aha Mary E. Campboll bad excommunicated thomsolves by bolng marrlod by a Protestant minister. Mr. Cullon and Miss Campboll wore both mombcrs ot Fathor Fleming's church, but fell in lovo with Protestants. Mr. Cullcn. who is a photographor, was married on Fob. 22 to Miss Josephlno Spaar by the ltov. H. M. Storrs of tho First Presbytorlan Church. Miss Campbell married Mr. Arthur W. Hoyes on March 30. tho Rov. Goorgo 8. Bishop of the lteformod Church performing tho ceremony. Fathor Floming said yesterday: "I am groatly annoyod by the Impression which sooms to hnvo gained ground that I oxeommunicated Mr. Cullen and MUs Camp bell. This is absurd. aB any ono who is con versant with tho laws of tho Catholic Church knows. It Is not in my power as a priest to excommunicato any ono. lloth of tho persona montlonud woro membors of my church, nnd they oxeommunicated thomsolves when they allowod thomsolves to be joined in wedlock by a Protestant minister. Tho fact that they married Protestants has nothing to do with the case. That Is allowablo undor spoclal dis pensation. If tho two persons mako a puhlla confession of rogret, they will bo recoivod back Into tho Church. Idonot knowwhother they wish to comn back again or not. It was my duty to nnnouneo tho fact thnt thoy no longer belonged to tho Church, and I did it." Neither Mr. Cullon nor Mrs. Uoyon seemed to be much worried ovor tho fact that they no Iongor belong to tho Cathollo Church. Mr. Cullen snys he hasn't been a regular attendant nt Fathor Fleming's church for flvo or six years. He wont once In a whllo. he said, and it didn't mako tho slightest difforonco to him whether ho vtan excommunicated or not. Ills family, who aro Catholics, aro said to be agitated over tho affair. Mrs. Boyes. it is understood, will make no attempt to reenter the Catholio Church. riTXEKAL OF JUSTICE KELLY. City Oflletiala avnd Thonennda ot Other Ieo pie Attend the Services. Tho body ot Polico Justice John E. Kelly was takon yostorday mornlngUrom his late home, 330 Wost Forty-eighth 'street to the Catholic Church of the Sacrod Heart In West Fifty-first street, whoro tho funeral sorvioes wero held. City officials, politicians, and othor woll-known men attendod tho services. All tho Polico Justices woro present The funeral was ono ot the largest hold on the wost sldo in many years. Whon tho cloth covorod casket containing the body was taken from tho houso thousands stood In the streot nnd the polico had difllculty clearing a rnBsageway. There wero many floral offer ings from tho organizations of which Justice Kelly was a member. Tho pall bearors wero Tollce Justices Mc Mahon. Welde. White, Meade, llynn. nnd Div vor. btato Senator Plunkltt. Congressman Amos J. CummlngH, Frank Fox, E. Jl, Urccn, Peter B. llrndy, and John G. II. Myer. The funeral procofslon formed In Forty. eighth stroet nnd proceeded bvvvayolMnth avonuo to Fllty-llrst bttoet to the church. It wos headed by li.00'1 membeis of the'Intn many Hall Gonernl Committees of the Kevin toenth nnd Fifteenth Assombly districts. Neit camo tho Cameron I-odge, A. O. V. V 500 strong, who wore followed by Manhattan Council, C. It. L.. Tho relatives nnd friends of tho family followed in carriagos. At the church a mass of requiem was cele brated by the ltov. John Curler of st MIoImpI's Church, assisted by tho llev. John ,T, (Vllonnell as deacon, and tho Itov. John I). Iloaeh ns sub do icon. Tho romalns wero takon to Calvary Coniotury for burial. VR. PAItKIlCIlST UOPES FOR .O.Vfl life, And Sleans to Continue Ills Crusade to the , End ot Ilia llaja. Tho Bov. fir. Charles H. Farkhurstnddressl thodelegatos to tho ninth annual menllncot (ho American MoCall Association )esterlor afternoon at the Mnrblo Collegiate Church, Fifth avonuo and Twenty-ninth stieet. H commended the Association's efforts to estab lish Protestantism In Franco. In tho coursoof his address, Dr, PnrUiuret mado somo personal romarks for which he asked to bo excused. It was concerning M visits to Hattlo Adams's house and other dis reputable houses In this city. Ho rd tint recently a man called upon him nnd in-inlreJ: "How long do you propose to keop this thins up" " During my life." was Dr. ParUiurst's re ply; "ami, remember. I come of long-llvod nneostors. My father lived to be r.earlr 4 hundred vcars old. utid my grandfather Uvea to be 84." ... At tho morning soslon Mrs Farkhurft, tM President of tho Association, occupied ;M chair. Tho Itov. L, T. Chamberlain of Phlle delphla delivered an address, and il',",v: . Samuel II. AntlorMvn of Paris tltwrlbed im McCnll mission work In France. Mrs l; burst wns ro.lloetod Pre.sltlotit Mr. .1. Warren Goiidard lb tho Vice-President from tin cltr. Fnrelicn Notes nr Ileal Interest. Baron Hlrsch has decided to devote the whoieof U turf earnings last seafon to the bumlon hopiiu! Whethirgolf shall be played on Miiidna la tHD bated liylhr Tooting flolfriub. All outdoor gviuesars gradual!) coming into vo.-ue on nmdajs In hnwlini An electrical "transformer ' has been eahlbiteaU thev'rjUai I'ulire b whi-'h nfty horse powercanM transmitted for a reasonable distance through a sire no thicker lb in hair, and airosi the Atlantic itn loss of tiiolur.o power, through a wire a tenth t( Inch thick. Tho King of warn h built a glais bonse In tho mU of a slulcewov The JH. floors, and cellmn are M formed of dllUrent n and thicknesses of t'.tn a single door 'lo.es hermetically, and when b o" he one us ii rcs'rv oir an t submerges his house Itn ' enic'tif produciiu a psrtlcularly cool and ples.sotsi ruoipbrre. The . erlln stat wi-A Ovttpondeiu publishes some in tercmng il.-i.ri-s on the growth or religious life In Ger man) since 1S7I Knr every l.ouu members it rl- I nt bulles at that date there were, In IBW, 1 "" mi-mbrri of tin llvangellcal Church and 1 ' latli His. lor every l.Oia) persons without reUls ill 171 there were H.8M In 18DO that Is 10 MC there were In Hi runny In 181)0 more than fourtees I Hoc. as lusur persons professing no rellglois fs.ih " in I '71 Vtnoogt'ie vailous religious bodies be'onjlng to Iho l.vajigeliral confisslon. the grea'eit Increase has 14' en place 'n the nesbylerlan. Methodist, "ol qu ill r communities. These are from three to tbtej and a halt limes stronger than in 1M7I. The riumr-erv adhennteof ihetlrk t'hiireh has fallen ver) mu,1L W A lonsldeiablo increase has been registered in IM ' nuiutwruf liudilhl.ls, Hrahuilns, and .viohsniraet". This Is greatly due to the augmented number, of t'tl nese, Japanese, and Turks, yho come to Ocrmeaj let sclsaUflo or technical itaalat, !