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Jfli It'll Kmi1. Hie City and Bnlmrlnn News tliirsii
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hi jj, I documents for public use Instant!) riliMiniiiatru to
? r f t I I ts prcet of the whole country.
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) i'S , j f .' The State rloctloti there on Monday wns n
if3f'-fl) more sensntloimtdemonstratlon tlitin the tin
V j! I k Ion! election of I8()!i. It wni morn mi-
II J Iti! ' I" usual In It character ntul more revolution-
f 11 SJli uy In Its Indications. It shows n feeling on
r h if 11' no I"lrt ' l'1" Heptibllcnns In mio of
hi fl i tho olllcHt stnle, of lll 'iiltm t'int
J? J I ' there cxlsU a rensou for an extriumll-
tft ' ' 'I ' ' Mry Protest ngil"t tlio politics ruling
i St, WnshlnKlon, ami on tlio part of
0 ; f, the Democrats n liilinlllntlnft confession
Ft' , that they ennuot say no to It. If It forc-
X ahadow a general spread of tliln Indignant
' JKl !? disgust nt the achievements of a so-called
& SSSIhI ' I Democrntlo AdmlnlHtrntlon that knows no
t If if ! lit' ' law but Itself, and thnt U not varmel by a
l rMlliM alnsle opark of Amorlcan Democracy, then
i BilflJlili '18 ""0,l'c '"r the party now burdened
' I J ifllH Trlth It U Indeed gravi.
fl Wrli' '" yvar'i I""11 "ie Br,at hope of the
if 'iPl Democratic party Is nalii the Kinplru Stato
jjij of N'ow York. It will Ihi polblo there to
il Hit 'I atem the tide of dlwiHtcr already threatened
' R ili'l'ltl In the elections of Maine and Vermont, and
bI'im '.I I wo call It po3lblo liecauo at the head of
IS fl ' I ' tho Deinocratlo orKaulzatlon In Now York,
t in II jl . directing Its contests and championing
r ill I t'l '"' J'tlfying the party's right to rule In
n 11 It r Btate or nation, btands David IIi:nni:tt
? lal fi I HILL, a Democrat, Indeed, who has never
u 9 jjijij! bowed the kuee to Daal or taken counsel
I3B jrjl)! In tho conclaves of political tools and lm-
Hi 111 ' poitors.
i S is!'-!'' At Hnrn,nKn.
L l3 ' lii ' 'l 'n prolmble that there will bo a very
f U i fS' lively contest nt the Democratic Stato Con-
J I il ' ' vcntlon, which meets in Saratoga on Tues-
'' '9V lH fr ' n' tnc "2tn 'nstM vcr the nomination for
I 'ii i Irr'f I Lieutenant-Governor. That ollice, as well
1' iic lif'ill ns l'' fovernors''lp, is to be filled by the
I j2 J Ijilji voters this year, and the Hon. William F.
B tii? SliEnuAN, who has for three years pcr-
W H I ' formed tho duties of Lieutenant-Governor
I B i ifl'l I with vigor, courage, and distinction, dc-
t B ' MO'I clnrcs that he will not again be n candidate.
t flj ' i :) Jlr, Sueeiian is unswerving in his loyalty
I 9 i'J ! tno 'ntcrest3 of tn Democratic party;
I I ! but presiding over a State Senate so
I jl , jijij orervrhelmlngly Kcpublican that a tie vote
S ' 'II on a political question Is nn Iridescent
II' lj; If I nightmare, is evidently not to his liking,
S 9 ' h If ' anJ hns 'm rnouth of It slnco January,
f Bj f ;i!f j 1804. The State Senate with its Republi-
' ' m 1 T T I can mair't- '10U1 0Ter tot another year,
B "t ;i ;t I I and It tho Constitution tinkers have their
JBl'llIll I Way.andthe voters assent to their ingenious
'L V I ' prtiandevices, itiuny be many years before
: H ' jl t there U another Democratic State Senate for
f 9 j r I a Lieutenant-Governor to preside over. The
SB II f ' L ' '" Democratic Senate, it may bo remem-
l J I bered by home students of contemporary
I f li I politics, was not secured without dlillculty,
B 1 f $ j' ' contention, and koiuo scandal.
B j i I Tho withdrawal of William V. Siikehan
Xltl'l ' rom 'I10 renomlnatlon, to which, by party
f'jB j f lj j t usage, he would be entitled, leaves the field
I li t ' ' open, and there aru already somo indica-
1 I 1 1 1 ' tions of a contest, which no one has yet uti-
; Jj f'j j , 1 dertaken to make harmonious bytheexer-
' 3R ' mi ' else of political diplomacy. Among the
f B t ML I I candidates for the Lieutenant-Governorship
9 il ml I Wl' nave' "I to tllls tune teen brought for-
:Bj j ! .- vratd are Asiaba J. I'aiikkr, a name illus-
ifl jl R trlous In Democratic annals; Daniel Lock-
JBJ W "WOOD, ALFItEI) C. ClIAPIN, ClIAULEb Til WEV,
fflj ali the Cleveland Cuckoo, of Albany; AVilbon
BJ II l Shannon Himki.i. of nuiTulo, H. P. Hi'snof
fwWS I ! Chemung, and It. A. Pahmestku of Troy,
Smt I BM Where tho collars and cuffs come from.
1H II ? If Who is there to harmonic the wrangle of
-SBI Mil these asplronts and of their friend and sup-
'I'n K porter over the nomination for Lieutenant-
gBJ H B Governor? Will such calamities and dis-
l Bi niters attend tho choice of n candidate ns
IB ll Ml Hesiiy WATTEIibON ludlcated might follow a
J I'll Xk contest for the Presidency? The ollice of Lieu-
sB J Bfi tenant-Governor of the KmplroStateot Kew
ims A Wl York is n public truat, worthy of nny man's
SBi'll H earnestquest; nndlt should beexaltwl In the
f.B lj cstimnto of Democrats beyond any man's
ttrB 9 refiiiftl. A deadlock In tho Saratoga Derno-
fS li B cratic Convention over the nomination for
B fi H Lieutenant-Governor would lw humiliating
j-.fB li Vj 'or harmunUers and deplorable for parti-
.'Sij J Bans; and wo hope that at whatever sacrifice
iiBfiil f thllculKy It "'" avoided. There
'EH! Wt.i ; JniiHt lie n union of hearts, hands, and otes
tmmt!i Bj j over the I.leutenant-Govemordilp this year.
.r9B:iH As for the Governorship, 1'nelo Hoswell
3B ! Bj ' 1 I Peitimonk Kloweii, tho people's favorite,
X'9 Hi'. Ti" ,MJ noinln-itcd as he wns in 1HD1 In
.'H';lMi ' Saratoga tin tho first b.illot siontaneously
$ W ' ' ' "l eordially; and he will run like wildrire
'A'8'Bi on the crisp, concUe, Biid Intelligible pint-
'ftrBinBll : form, "One gmxl term deserves another.''
sk, apr llpH I .
K-S.iBil i'
IBjBaTM '. Hotter Tull tho Truth!
hIIH I' ,ri'e l)emocra(lc conventions that have
flMf HI . beau held slnco the passage of the Tariff bill
f'B BJ ' hae lieen almost as dUhonest in speaklug
f mT: Bl of that measure as tho Democrats In Cou-
fJT U B"!H, v I" passing It. From State to
v y B i Btato the Democratic retolutious in re-
K K I enl to the tariff have been false and hol-
& If ' K( I low- 'rllyro ' n reaffirmation of the prin-
lefr-4 Mil ' c'l'l""' 180'i, but this Is promptly shown
9-fi ft I " to be a humbug by a commendation of Mr.
&W' H fr i Clevklwp, n hypocritical celebration of a
I' SfP S li "" tou' victory over McKlnlcyUm, and ab-
I " K U ? 8Unl rant nbout ,1,e Rl'llhl battle
I 'ft Ml 6 ' v8,'', KInst the trusts and the
F .' MV glorious victory won. Xot all the convea-
9 3 'B1 Hi L tlons have had the merry thought of the
' K1 MB ' i Minnesota Democrats to "cougratulute the
f Wf B ' i worklngmen aud worklngwomen of the
' K ! B ' land on tho dawning of u new day of prom-
, P fjBJ y. Isa by the pansago of the Democratic Tariff
IBB l i bill i" but there has been u lnment.ible
1 flBl ' P amount of uoueuso all around, a series of
ft i Wn H $ Wk 'u4 l,n'' eva'lon't wX o attempt to face
Mr El S thesltnatlou without sneaking aud without
If I, I . ; Whistliug for courage.
Iff S' n i -"y reference to the platform of 1803
lJ Efct H " ought to be kept out of the State platforms
SB m, Br ' of 180 J, or. If inserted, it should be accom-
m SSlK"! 1 panted by a round of disavowal and con-
f' fllf ! tempt for the Wilson bill. If, however,
j I" tho Democrats of any State choowi to sLind
fi H r j by the Wilsov bill and And it good, they
I' i IP W cunt lMA'i a resolution In favor of an
1 Iq ' I - wuendment to tho Constitution exprt-uly
' 1 Hi UBruilUKth)owepoX the Federal Govern-
! i I Kl toent to levy tuxe for other purports than
I I W revenue. It Is a violent absurd 'ty and an
I , f I mr impossible straddle to try to stand upon the
I ""'tw J)i"' Chicago platform nod the WiLsoa bill at
BBtkriailBH '.,.... ... ..Sfetfe " " '"'!J'!1i
the same time. If the Chicago platform Is
H),ht, the Wilsov tariff, liplng ft tailff
for protection, Is uuconstltutloti.it. Tode
I fend that tntllT Is to assault the Chicago
platform. Now, the Democrats must le
lleo lli.it pmtectlon Is constitutional or
niimiistltiitloiint, If they bellow c It uncon
stitutional, they sl'otihl reafllnu the plat
form of 18KU; and In that rase, If they care
an thing aliout tho WILmix tariff, they
will ask to have protection put Into the
Constitution. If they believe that protec
tion Is constitutional, they should come
out nnd say, "We Hod In lSa," or
" We h.ive changed our minds since IH(i!J.
We now believe that protection Is constitu
tional, Biid we rerommend ns doubtless not
n iierfect, but still a meritorious measure of
protection, the WlLsoN Tariff law."
There must lie a choice between 18()!J and
1HIU. Tho Chicago platform nnd the Wil
son bill aro Irreconcilably opposed. To
pralso them Ixith, to protend to lie In favor
of lioth, Is as egregious a contradiction as
to pretend thnt black and whlto are one.
Thus far tho Democratic State Conventions
calmly follow the difficult If not dishonest
theory that contraries aro Identlcnl.
In MncVrngli a Subterranean?
Is there any other passion In tho liosom of
tho Mugwump equal to his passion for officer
Ho derides all other office seekers, being
himself the most Implacablo of nil.
This passion sometimes leads Its victims
Into humiliating positions. Look at Mr.
FlUNKLIN MacVkaoh of Chicago, for In
stance. Throiu-h the good offices of the Chi
cago City Hull machine, Mr. MacVkaoii
has Iwn declared, by Stato Convention In
advance of a legislative caucus, the candi
date of the Illinois Democrats for Senator in
Congress in succession to Mr. Cri.LOM, Mr.
MacVeaoii would regard with horror In an
other case the subterranean combinations
and deals by which Mayor John PatiiicK
Hopkins had him named nt tho Con
vention. In tho enso of another
man, Mr. MacVkaoii would look with
contempt upon tho ambiguous nnd un
cnndld language, tho dodging of dangerous
points, anil the cringing demagoguery thnt
nro frequent In his own speeches on tho
stump In his present campaign. Hut Mr.
MacVeaoii has the Mugwump's disease. Ho
Itches intolerably for office. Tho onco inde
pendent and cultivated MACVKAOII has dis
appeared, A strange, almost n mean, figure
lias taken his place. There seem to bo no
sacrifices, no stoopings thnt a Mugwump
wild for office will not make.
It Is n fact that Fiianklin MacVeaoii,
long known ns a decent nnd civilized citizen,
allowed himself to bo Introduced at Spring
field last week by the most notorious
Anarchist and patron of disorder in tho
United States, John PA It DON' ALTOELD.
Crispl' Hpccoh.
If the speech made at Naples on Monday
by Prime Minister ClUSPI Is correctly report
ed, It Is right 1 described ns the weightiest
utterance that has lieen heard from any Ital
ian statesman since tho death of CAVOl'Il.
The words ascribed to the ex-Garlbildhin
and supposed Implacable opponent of
tho Papacy, Imply ft conviction that the
tlmo has come for n complete mango in the
relation of tho civil power to the Catholic
Church In Italy, on tho ground that only by
the cooperation of nil conservative forces
can tho social revolutionists, of whom the
Anarchist simply form tho advanced nnd
militant section, bo effectually dealt with.
No other Inference Is possible from the
plain nnd emphatic words used by the Prime
Minister who but lately came near losing
his life nt the hands of nu assassin. The
Munition has become so grave, he said,
through the growth of organized anarchism
in a soil saturated with Socialist doc
trines, that it was absolutely necessary
for civil nnd religious authorities to
unite and work harmoniously under n
flag inscribed, "For God, King, and
country." Xo w, Signer Cmsi'I is not a man
to indulge in glittering generalities. He is,
before all things, a practical politician. If
he publicly declares that the coiljieration of
Church and Statu Is Indispensable, It Is lie
cause he assumes it to lie attainable, and
this assumption must lm based upon n defi
nite plan of united action, and uponspeclfic
concessions which he Is prepared to offer.
How can harmonious relations between
King Hl'MliLliT'n Government aud the
Papacy be brought about ? We know the
minimum concession thnt any of tho politi
cal supporters of the Vatican have sug
gested that It might accept as, at least, a basis
uf compromise. This Is a cession In full
sovereignty of that part of Home known
as the Leonine City, comprising the
tho Vntlcau and St. Peter's, together with
a strip of laud extending from thnt point
along the same bank of the Tiber as
far as the seu. Such a tiny principality
could never constitute a political danger to
Italy, for Its neutrality would undoubtedly
lie guaranteed by all the great Catholic pow
ers, while, on the other hand, It would as
sure to the head uf the Church a measure of
that temporal Independence which Catholics
believe to be essential to the free exercise of
his spiritual functions. It is not a -ry
serious objection which is raised by the
Italian enemies of the Papacy, to a cession
which is certnlnly but un Insignificant sul
stitute for the patrimony of Peteii,
wrenched in defiance of treaty obligations
from PlL'S IX. in 1870. They say that
It would undo tho consolidating work
of the last tlditj-lUc years and mu
tilate the hard-won unity of the penin
sula, Xo ouo would pretend that Italy to
day is a more consolidated Stute than was
France under Lons XIV and his successors;
yet up to the revolution tho Papal city of
Avignon with the surrounding district of
the Vennlssln remained entirely Independent
of tho French Government, although com
pletely surrounded by French territory.
Those who fat or the cession of the 1-eoniuo
City maintain that the trivial Infraction of
Italy's geographical unity would lw far
more than compensated by the moral and
social coalescence of her inhabitants.
Should King Hoiiieut bo prevailed upon
to offer, and should Leo XIII accept, tho
small allotment of territory which has Ueu
proposed, there would lie no longer any
reason for refusing the annual subsidy,
amounting to more than $000,000, which
was voted to the Papacy In perpetu
ity by the Italian legislature after
the occupation of Home, but which
Pi is IX. and his successor have declined.
Whether the arrears of this subsidy, which
have now gone on accumulating for some
twenty years, could be turned over to the
Vatican, is doubtful, lu view of the existing
strain upon Italy's financial resources,
but a way would, of course, be found
of paying the income due for the
current jear, and punctually thereafter.
The subsidy mentioned would signally re
plenish the beauty revenues of the Vatlcau,
and what does it amount to from the view
point of tha State when one considers the
damage which might be done by Anarchist
bomba to the ancient sad modi r a! muter-
pieces of nrt nnd architecture concentrated
In the Eternnl City
In the union, which Slgnor CimPt pro
claims the need of, ho must recognlre that
the Catholic Church has more to glo than
has tho civil power, nnd thnt Its cooperation
In tho struggle to uphold tho social
system reared upon the principle of In
dividual rights, would be cheaply 'tough t at
a great price. For many years the
Italian Government has tried, without
theaidof religion, to cope with the represent
atives of Socialist and Anarchist Ideas, nnd,
by tho confession of Its official spokesman,
It has failed. Its hope of lictter success
hereafter Is now acknowledged to lie Inn
conciliation of the great ethical and relig
ious force, whose Importance It ho long un
derrated, nnd whoso Influence It has sought
In vain to cripple
A New Iiendcr from the South.
It Is fortuimto that when the Democrats
of Louisiana are forced to consider the ques
tion of leaving their party localise of outra
geous and unconstitutional tax dlscrlmlnn
iIipi against their Interests nt the hands uf
falsu friends, there should arise among them
n counsellor asserting tho Indisputable
leadership of simple faithfulness to tho
Democratic platform.
Against the Cuckoo popgun threat of freo
sugar, Governor Fobtek, with TllF.St'S, re
minds his Democratic colleagues thnt their
safety lies in the great " Democratic reve
nue principle." It is the fundamental
theory of tho Democratic party that tlio
tariff must be for revenue only; and hence
for tho tariff maker all protectionist or so
called freo trade discrimination against
any Imported articles Is forever barred.
He Is required to apply the snmo Invariable
exaction to oery Importation with which
he has to deal. There can bo no free list,
denoting sectional or personal favoritism,
nnd Imposing Irregular and arbitrary duties
on things still taxed. Xo Democratic states
man can ossert tho pow er to determine what
shall be freo nnd what shall lie taxed. He
may have his opinions ns to what he would
like to make free and what he would like
to tax; but the Constitution, with Iron Im
partiality, commands htm to throw his
theories in tho waste basket and proceed In
oliedlence to its ow n high dictate.
Under the Democratic party platform
that the tariff must lw for revenue only, the
Interests of Louisiana will not lie nt the
mercy of any statesmen ready to juggle with
the tariff, whether because their party plat
form permits It, or liecause they think thnt
they can lengthen their days in office by
joining in howls against trusts, or liecnuso
of homo nll-sufllcient sectional influence.
Tho truo course for Louisiana Democrats,
ami others lu similar predicament of bc
traynl, Is to reaffirm their nllcglanco to
Democracy, nnd to follow Governor Fos
teii, tho first Southern statesman who has
emerged from tho muddle of incompetence
nnd treachery which has stricken his party,
and still holds aloft the Democratic flog.
In a recent campaign speech Governor
McI'lNt.r.Y put forth the subjoined emphatic
declaration:
"No Democratic orator or editor, certainly In tho
North, ever so much as hinted that the boon of free
auirar was to tie taken from the people. The great
public wax not taken Into thla conference. It was not
autlsctl of It. It was not tn the Democratic platform.
U was not announced In any Democratic newspaper."
The Governor Is In the wrong when hermys
that a tariff tax upon sugar wns not In the Dem
ocratic plutfurtn. That platform promised a
revenuo tariff, nnd a Democratic revenna tariff
Is an Impossibility without an Import tax upon
suirnr, as well as upon ever) thing else. For If
imported sugar Is not taxed nt the Custom
Houses, then a heavier tax has to be levied on
other artlclcH, nnd the Democratic principle of
equality Is destrojed.
Immediately after tho adoption of the plat
form at Chicago The Sun announced that It
required a tariff duty mion sugar, tea, and
coffee: and we remember distinctly that our
esteemed Lnulsvll'e contemporary, the Coiiricr
Jotiriidf, assented to the proposition. Major
McKim.ey's memory Is at fault.
The Hon. Joel Perdiccas Hkatwole,
the most elnlmrnte Republican Journalist, poli
tician, and mind In Minnesota, has come for
ward In his might, and proposes to bo
nominated for Congress; and rhal can
didates he smites terrifically. Mr. Hkat
woi.k Is un ornament to tho .'100
pound clam. Ills moustache Is the most
lustrous In Minnesota, his brow draws sighs of
eny from bill posters, and his cunning little
Chippendale sideboards grew In a night in 188(1
and Lave never waxed or waned since. Jon, V.
Heatwoi.k Is the greatest man In KorthQeld;
and even In rUerpy Ke he would be In the first
ten.
We have recehed a letter from a settle
ment lu Arizona, the name of which is Hltull
Valley. It lies within a reasonable distance of
the Arizona town of Tombstone, a plare which
also has a memorable name. There are other
far out places with names not lets attractive.
On Monday we printed a despatch concerning u
party which had made a trip to Death Valley,
where, as we wero not surprised to learn, they
ato tho big lizards upon which the Digger In
dians live. Think of Dead Man's (I ulch!
We ehould suppose tlio residents lu such
places would, for the sake of eupbo.iy. change
the names of them, so as to draw settlers.
There are some bewildering sentences in
an rtsay which a native Kast Indian, whom
we take to be a IHidiildst, has contributed to the
forum magazine. After giving his opinion that
relUlon lus been a t heck upon progress In In
dia, he moralizes thus:
"II Is fair In say that If the Western nations bail
adopted severely relUrloua meUiods-hau really ob.
serteit Christianity In Its original splrlt-thry woulil
never hae made their marvellous progress. The
Americana especlaUy are tba most progrcailie nation,
U'i have In aome reaped left the Euroieans behind,
because they have not been hampered with religion.
I observed everywhere In the United states that prac
tical men do not permit religion toluterfero with
their progress, lullili.ua superstition has been the
cu.-saof ludla. Customs, manuer, trades, anil every
day life are all regulated and dominated by religion."
What run we fay In reply to these astounding
declarations respecting the religious condition
of our country? This Oriental observer and
critic tells us the "Americans are not hampered
by rtliglon," nnd that "practical men here do
not permit their religion to luterfere with their
progress,"
Hut what does he think of the farts that we
bad very neurly lUU.OOO Christian churches In
ourcouutr) when the census was taken a few
years ago; that the forty-four separate Protes
tant bodies had About 1 0,000,000 communicants,
besides tw Ice as many more nomlual adherents;
that tho membership of the Catholic Church
was over H.000,000, aud that the number of the
clergy was not far from 100,000? Are not these
things satisfactory evidence that religion Is yet
powerful In the United States
If our Oriental critic were to tell us that, nev.
ertheless, religion does not regulate the cus
toms, manners, trades, and ever) day life of the
Americans as It does thot of the people of In
dia, we should at once say that it certainly reg
ulates them In some measure, and that we
doubt wucther his observations In this country
were tery close or very extensive. Hut we
would rather not engage in a polemic upon this
subject with Pl'ittsuoTAM lUo FciM&u.
The founders of this country, from New Eng
land to Virginia and Louisiana, w ere religious
men. Since their time, as our population has
Increased from generation to generation, relig
ion bos maintained Its ground as well a could
be expected. We admit that skepticism and
disregard el rtliatoa r aunt wldtira4 la tfca ,
living generation than they ever were before.
We must admit, also, that very many professing
Christians wholly fall to put In practice the pre
cepts of the gospels, or to observe Christianity
tn Its original spirit.
Ti-Renntor HtsrooK has returned from hit
extended trip to Weshlnirton. lie Is favorably Im
pressed with the West, but has no Intention of locat
ing there, aa has been reported. .VfruciiM Arirs.
The West It not worlhyof that pensive beauty.
Nor could Mr. UlscocK lie happy there. He
must sniff the saline breath of Onondaga, Ho
must bo in sight of the Hon. Docnt.MAT 1!i:i
UEM, besides, there are no ruins in the WetL
Grit. Ram Tiiomah nnd the Hon. William
nttooKt-ir.Mi burned watchllres and sent up
beacon lights nnd llomnn candles all last night.
It Is said that they are going to let Mr. Ditrr.w
rest in his berth, but nre rcsohod to rouse the
Hon. Coii.iki.ius X. Ili.tss. Dr. Waiinrii
Mll.t.i-n and the Hon. Titus Hitr-Ann,
arm In arm, nre standing on the breast
works, but nobody seems to care for their
photographs. Ithas been discovered ntlsstthat
tho prevailing Impression thnt tho Hon. (Ir.onoit
E. flHEr.N of lltnghatnton Is n pseudonjme
is wrong. There is surh n man, and he Is a
nice man. Mr. Jacob Fassktt of Eltnlra Is tak
ing a great deal of exercise and conversing with
much Industry. He ste a Hwlss cheese sandwich
ntAliAM llAlttei.nAciieu's, on Avenue A, yes
terday, and afterward sang tho " Watch on the
Hhlnn" with much expression. There will lie
a purely social meeting of .candidates for Lieutenant-Governor
In tho Madison Hqtinre Onrden
this morning. Mr. Thomas ('. 1'i.att had his
smile trimmed In the afternoon. It wns getting
so large as to attract attention.
It Is curious, but true, thnt tho Hon.
William Jf.nmros Uiitan, tho Hoy Orator
of tho Platte, has been spirting so much
lire nnd throwing so much thunder In
his heroic hut thus far unsuccessful at
tempts to mid some means of having his
exploslto editorial nrtlchn written for
tlio OMrt'ii H'liiM'frratil set up without
burning tho compositors and wrecking the
ofllco, that tho Bnl atlnn Army hns determined
to move Its headquarters from Omaha to Ht.
Louis. Sir. Duvah could ask no more Impres.
slvo trlbuto to his Nlgor nnd tho volume of his
sound. Ho has routed his only posslblo rival.
Tho Hon. HaliK AhsoK has his moments
of cakltratlon, bnt ho Is nn earnest servnnt of
science. The admirable timeliness of the defeat
with which his young men overwhelmed the
Hostons jesterdny shows that Capt. HtnA
keeps time with the march of events, tho prog
ress of civilization, and the sporting blood, of
New York.
Detained pay In the army wns abolished
not long ago. and now It seems likely that re
tained pay will follow- at the next session of
Congress.
Detained pay wna the amount of a soldier's
wages which might be withheld by the sentence
of a court martini, but not wholly lost. Hero
after such dockings, by way of penalty, will not
be temporary or hypothetical, but permanent.
Iletalncd pay, on the other hand, hns nothing to
do with offences, and Is exacted both from the
Just and the unjust.
A soldier In his first enlistment has per
month retained, throughout his llrst year, from
a monthly pay of Sin. In his second year
nothing Is retained; In the third. Si per month.
The old regulation retained t'i per month for
the fourth year and $:i for the fifth; but since
hereafter, under the legislation of the late ses
sion, tho term of enlistment Is reduced to three
ears, these last figures are no longer important.
On the soldier's llrst reBnllstmcnt the uniform
sum of $1 per month throughout the term Is
retained.
There has always been complaint at this sys
tem of retained pay, particularly the S4 feature
of It, and arguments that It covers clothing
arrears, that It Is a safeguard against desertion
by reason of the unwillingness of tho deserter
to sacrifice his retained pay, and that It fur
nishes the enlisted man with a tidy little sum
for starting In life as a civilian at the end of his
soldiering, though undoubtedly well worth con
sidering, ana not without force, have been over
balanced by draw backs.
The provision for retaining S-l per month dur
ing the first ) ear wns introduced under Secre
tory PnoCTOB, the law, w e believe, providing
that the retained sums should be treated as de
posits, to which Interest should be added at four
per cent, from the end of the year, and principal
and Interest paid to the soldier on his dlschargo
of the service, unlets the Secretary of Wor
should decide that his service had not been hon
est and faithful, when It would bo forfeited.
Hut a man who enlists wants his money when
earned, and If then he chooses to make the Qov-
Srnment his banker, and draw interest on his
eposltswith the Paymaster, as ha can uhder
the law, ho desires tn do so of his own free will.
His first ) ear of enlistment may be bis hardest,
aud he may then have most need of his pay for
purchasing little comforts, and yet In that j ear,
as has been seen, the amount of retained pay Is
the largest.
Secretary Lamont, learning that the retained
pay system was disliked, caused circulars to be
sent out with a view to obtaining the opinions
of regimental commanders on the subject. It
is generally understood that the prevailing sen
timent is decidedly against the S4 retention per
month during tho first year, and the chances
accordingly are that he w ill advise the modifica
tion, it not the repeal, of the existing statute.
A nd here we came to the vortex again. ""OHMS
Vitu Journal.
You Incorrigible old round tr.
Koniethlng Ureen on the Moon,
fYtmith Button Juuma'.
Cuirtoo, Kept V.-4rass grows on the moon. Louts
Oathmaun says ha has seen It with his telescope, but
It Is all burned up now, just like the grass on the
earth.
Mr.Osthmann, while obsertlm the inoonon the even
ing of Aug. IV, was struck by a peculiar green spot on
the northwestern edge of the satellite's upper limb. At
llrst he thought there was some obstruction In his
telescope that caused the appearame, but when he al
lowed (he moon to pass through the whole Held of the
glass the spot was still stationary It was almost rec
tangular In form, with a bastion Uko projection at
eaih corner, aud was lutated near the crater of Tycho
Brahe, ami Prof. Oathmann estimated that It was
about 40 by 70 miles In area. When Mr. Oathmann
looked for the spot S3 hours later It was gone. He be
lieves that It was vegetation.
Ills theory Is that when a hemisphere of the moon's
surface tlrst begins to revolve Into the sunlight the
beat of that luminary draws moisture from the moon's
Interior ami rgetatlon springs up, to lie at once with
ered by Ihe terrific heat that falls upon the moon w hen
the sun's rays strike It dlreetl) .
A I'opullat'a Platform.
Vpni rae Morning Orfgontan.
Wiu-sr Cur, Wash., Sept. 3.-AI the school meet
log held at this plaue today to dclde for or afalnst a
special tax, a ballot was cast by aa enthusiastic Popu
list which reads as follows:
"Kepudlate all bonds, mortfages, and tails, and
make the bullets flle bj-god. Yours for Washington,
the best btateln the I'ulou -taU,no'"
Literature la Chicago.
f ruMlAe t'uuitrrournii.
II becomes our pleasing duty to ret ord the climbing
of another nail b which Chicago makes good her
claim to being the literary centre of tha West. The
Chicago t'ollcemcb's Literary Club has decided to glva
a picnic at whlih a very atlractlta programme of foot
races and other athletic numbers will be rendered.
Why! I.a't He Doing; What Ila Wants To I
Jtvw I'K H'tuAiatfua Wr.
Pity tbs poor Kew York Mugwump.
Some Truth to It,
Mr Ilugglnt What do you think of tha latest medi
cal dictum that kissing U unhealthy T
Mr. tlankcr-ll Is qulta true. Mr. Munn happened to
catch we kUslug bis daughter, and I was laid up a
whole week.
Vabealtkrul.
rot Us Batto Courier.
Young Chip- Whst cam. so much slakneas, father!
Old block- Too much talking about It my eoa.
Ucdlslae Cisil HeUata.
lro laa Caicaea Astta- Trtoums.
O. Doctor! Doctor I rv swallowed a albert.
HaUvBttWitiu,caA4ua. ftta, dcilart,1'
A QVMITIOX Or BV8ISE88.
The demey tttjr Witter Hupplr-1 AwrVit
Conditio,
To tnEEDiTonnrTiiaBiix-.SIrj Water (mon.
oxtdeof hydrogen) Is competed of two volumes
of hydrogen nnd ono volume of oxygen. The
term water as applied to the foul paste supplied
to Jersey City people Is a mtfnomer. While
water In Its natural state It never tictfectly
pure (and can only be made so by distillation
and filtration combined), this foul-melllng. foul
tasting, and slimy composition which we are
supposed to drink, to cook with, nnd bathe In is
so far removed from any semblance to water
that the term rot is more applicable.
Do w e realize Just w hat this stuff is 1 Is there
any good reason why we should longer endan
ger health nnd be put to nn unnecessary ex
pense 1 It rnnnct lie denied that the sewage
uf towns nnd cities Is emptied Into the river
nbovc the Intake, and, as a consequence, pumped
to us to drink. It Is disgusting to think of it or
to write of it, but tho situation is suththnt
nicety or sentiment In tho matter Is foolishness.
The hnro facts nte Unit river water (never too
pure) is saturntod with tho cxcrcrucntof man
and beast, with refuse nclds and grenso from
ifactorlcs, with all kinds of chemicals and
inlsont, with family and Lurdlnnhoue
refuse, with deleterious gases given tiff from
dead nnlmnts and ticca) Ing vegetation, and paid
for by us tiiat wo may rook with It, drink of It,
and bathe In It, Kvcn the latter Is Impostilile to
a person of cleanly habits. "There Is romc
tldng rotten In Denmark;" there U something
rotten In Jersey. Proof thereof enn bo obtnlned
at either end of our water pines. Outside of
matters of health nnd cleanliness there nre
other considerations for tho business man and
taxpnjer.
As evidence, 1 offer the following! As part
owner and ngentof ten houiis nnd six lists, I
could have rented tho same ti re ipeclablo out-of-town
parties upun throu ocuialuna had they
not noticed the disagreeable condition of the
city water. As a stockholder nnd malinger of
ono of Jersey City's largest Industries, I inn say
that w u have lieen put to great expense fur w ells,
pumps, nnd other apparatus In order to obtain
pure water; thnt the water fouls steam boilers,
necessitating waste and expense; that In many
mrchanlcal and chemical operations which re
quire water of some degree of purity we nro
auno)ed, delayed, and compelled to adopt ex
penslvo methods. We havo paid thousands of
dollars for taxes and water rates. V haveimld
nearly one and a half millions of dollars in
wnges to n respectnble nnd law-abiding elnss of
people. Wo have emplo)ed skilled workmen
from other places wliohnve loft us for the only
icason thnt they prefurretl not to lotnto their
families here. We supply families with pure well
water freeof cost until thewclls are puinpeddry.
During tho business depression of lHUU we wore
compelled to close the greater part of three
months. The water bill, strnngo to say, was
about twice as much ss for other quarters when
the factory wot In full blast. A written protest
was niaue, auu no notice wus tuKenuritorrepiy
made. The bill wns pnltl by us, believing thnt
tho Hoard was as strong ns its water, and more
Interested in "blowing oil " each other than In
blowing off lnil rants. Asa business man, rep
resenting a business incorporated under the
laws of New Jersey, and as a man Interested In
the general welfare of town and titate, I claim
the right to "kick," and to ask the powers that
be to arousn from a state of disinterestedness
and inactivity nntl at least glva us water fit to
bathe In. If cleanliness lie akin to godliness,
make It possible thnt we may be more godly.
A tenant Indirectly pays the city about SIS
Ser year for water, and has to pay dollar after
ollar for bottled water that he may keep his
wife and little ones In health. There la no tract
of land more favorably situated for residential or
business purposes than that w hlch extends from
the Palisades to Hergen Point. In proportion as
perfection Is approached In law nnd order,
school facilities, cleanliness of streets, good
government, and pure water, so will a munici
pality grow. If there be a laxity In these prin
ciples, so will the condition of a municipality
deteriorate. Tho poets do not seem to rave
much about Jersey City, but there are thousands
of good people hero whose united energy could
clean out these Augean stables and make this
peninsula a beauty spot. Tho present condition
of the water supply is a positive refutation of
the anomaly that to the pure all things aro
pure. There has been Improvement In otbor
matters of late. The streets are cleaner, schools
are Improving, and the police are attentive, ct
tho water grows mora rank and offensive each
year, and will contlnuo to do so while I'aterson,
Passaic, and putridity Increase In extent. As a
final argument In favor ot a chango I can say
that Intemperance and Its atl ndant evils aro
Increased by the absence of pure water. Thank
ing The Sux for Its agitation of the Jersey City
water question, may It prove as powerful a puri
fier of water as Its luminous contemporary,
Jeksky City. Kept. 1 1. W. W. Hastinos.
A SUGGESTION FROM A CAXVCK.
Enter Elevated Train bjr the Bear floors
nd (let Out by the Front Doors.
To the Editok or The Hun Sir: Why don't
jour elevated car people begin and compel
passengers entering the cars to do so from the
rear only, and to leave cars from front end only ?
This would do sway with all confusion, and sae
much time and vexation. To n visitor this
always looked like an easy solution of one of the
rapid transit problems. Of course, it would
take a little time and patience to educate people
to It, but It could be done raster than we Im
agine. Hespectfully, J. C. 11.
Avoca, P. Q fcept. 5.
Common Chnllee Vindicated by the Hvldeace.
To the Eiiitoi: or The sun Sir: I hae
read with great Interest the artulcs In the
columns of jour paper on the subject of poison
In the chalice, and must lay the danger teems
to be greatl) exaggerated.
All the clergy of the Church (Episcopal) con
sume the bread and win not partaken, drain
law thofupusU often during one service-by
msny hundreds. Still, tho clergy remain un
UfUvlly healthy, seldom contracting contagious
d'si.'Jics.
Fur oer eighteen hundred scars the common
chalice bos been In use without deteriorating
the physical condition of man. Doing away
with It would In nu way better man's health,
but, on the other hand, would bo a prostitution
of one of the most sacred rites of Christianity.
AUTIIL'll El.I.IOT lltTTIIEIirUIIU.
Vebxox, N. J., r'ept. 10.
.1 Murvelloua Caae or Plagiarism.
To TBKEDlToaor Tin HCN-Mrr I read In Treses
the other day an editorial regarding the poulbte-lt
seems ve rj probable plagiarism of " The fcbamrock"
by Itacar Wilde. An anecdote which I find In tho
current Vhap Boots may throw light on this point.
When Whistler and Wilde were Intimate, the artist
named a kitten which had been presented to him
" Oscar," aa a tribute of affection to the pnet In due
time Mrs. W hlstler appeared at the studio door one
morning aud annnmued " Dear' What do you think
has happened r Oscar has kittens!"
liiipoMthle!" exilalmed theartlst, "Oscar Is not
that kind ot a rat."
W hen. however, he was led to the spot where Oscar
was purring titer nre diminutives, he said.
"Well, If Oscar has had kittens, he must have pla
giarised them." GlsTav KOBSg,
si-xMrr. N J., B-pt. 10.
Time to Iteeonaecrale.
To me Editok or Tar Scs-S.r; Tun Sex editorial
on "Our Kleet In Ilunird's Uaj." Is timely aud lotl.a
point When compared with the high seusa of houur
possessed b James llucbauan, Oruter Cleveland not
withstanding his monthly consecrations, stands out
most unfavorably Yerlly the light Is ton strong for
htm. Hut what, I pray.iloae Orover Cleveland care fur
what the people think of his scandalous ue or linltgd
Htatesnavy vessels for hU prhate juuketlug excur
sions! Vrrllylt Is time Orover consecrates hlmseir
again. The people expect tt. The ruikoos are wait-
"li rsrg-ox the III pans, X. Y. Sept II. A",nKl"1'
Glory Tor Philadelphia!
from tht tiiladrliMa fteonnf.
The present mission of Prof. Herman V llllprrcht
of the t'nlvrrslty of fenusyltanla to Constantinople
and Ihe simultaneous bestowal of the degree or
Hot I or of Letters upon Hamdl Ik-y, Director of An
tiquities for Turkc) . lies peak still greater triumphs In
tbefuUre for the unlverslt) museum. Although Its
archaeological 1 1 plorat Ions lu ltabiloiilan lands were '
Inaugurated only thrra jrart ago. Its collection of
ancient Semltlo (ablets Is already the laruesi lu any
museum In tha world. It can almost rival the Urlllsh
Museum and ihe Lout re in lu cuneiform relics. From
the tit of the oldest cliy of the world, Nippur,
founded 4U00 a C.. have been brought pri.Wcu
memorials of the glories of Kings Saroa amlAshurs
naslbal. The great Temple of Del has beeu almost
uncovered, from Turkey Dr. Hllprecbl baa brought
casts and aqueesus of all tha wonderful discoveries
from I-ayard to p Sjrsac. TLo IVuiuilvanla Museum
bids fair to become ous of ib greatest wcrktsbilnet
of antiquity oo the fare of ihe globe.
rllaed Vp.
Jnw tht Itotlon Journal.
h" or Ilea's berothet. Mr. Doeme. has been seen la
Boston. Anthropomctrlcilly he made a pleasing lm-pressloo.
Well Ured,
Jrvat IU Botlon Budget.
o 'La HUhl-Mrs. Xewrkb U certainly a most
9 v-- I
Tits maixes nonax-ro trrn intA
Cart. Hone te Ommsme the New Battle
Hhlp Her rimt Kttai.
WAanwoTO. Pept. II. -The Navy Depart
ment has completed arrangement '"?
power trial of the first of the battle Jl. "
Is expected that the Maine will make M
run on Ix.n Island Sonnd about the, em! of the
present week. The trial will be exclusively for
the development of power, no consideration r
speed or manoeuvring being involved, the hull
U lng the product of llovernment workshops at
the New York Navy Yard. The great engines
and boilers wero made by tho Quintard Iron
Works, nnd the contract demands thnt they
shall make P.OOO horse power for fourconsocn
tlve hours, w Ith ft premium of 810.000 per horse
power over thnt amount nnd a eorreipondlnn;
penalty for every horse power under that figure.
If. however, tho power should fall below 8.800.
the (lovernmcnt may rrject the mnchlnery. The
Maine's engines hnve been practically com
pleled for over a year, tho vessel havlntrhoda
successful dock trial m long ngo ns July 81.
180.1, built wns deemed Inadvisable to permit
the official trial until the armor licit was In
place to provide the necessary weight to bring
thorhlpdnnn to her proper displacement and
lo provide stiffness for the severe racking strain
which tlm application of nlro thousand horse
power to her propellers Is nlit to prtKiure. Tho
long delay wus occasioned by tho tardiness of
armor cunt rat lots, , , ,,..
The mining trial will be under slightly differ,
ent conditions from those under whlcii vcssrls
supplied wholly by prlvnto contractora hnve
lieen delii ered. 1 he vessel, being itlreailyln the
possession of the (Internment, will lie offlcfrrtl
and manned, except In Ihe engine and nolle,
rooms, by nntnl nirtccrs nnd, regularly enlisted
men. dipt. K. Jl. Ilnnco will bo In command,
with a navigating ofilcjT from i linn and
paymaster who will take care of the Mil slst
ence of fifty sailors required on deck. Tho con
tractors will suptily the necesnry firemen and
engineers, as well as the fuel, and thy actual
teat will be conducted by tho following Hoard of
Engineers selected by Englneer-ln-Chlef George
W. Melvlllei
Chief Englneers-T I- l'synet, II. W. Mllllgan.and
'l,a'wdWAss'l'tnnt I'nclnrers-n. ?. Iteld, E.n. Bcrlb
ner. F M. lieniictt. and tl. Kaeiiiiiicriln. ..
Assistant Pna-lneers-C. L. Itomtiull, C. II llayes. O.
W. Koester. J. N Potter, It. K. Cronk.S. E. Muses, and
It. D. Ilaslirnm k.
Chief Engineer A. W. Morlry. who has been
Inspector of engines during construction, Is or
dered to attend the trial ns a spectator.
As nothing but the horse power of the vessel
Is to ho tried, the Maine will not need a specially
survejed course, but will simply be forced to
tho fullest extent for four hours, while Capt.
Hunco and his otllcers take care of tho wheel
nnd dovoto their entire attention to avoiding
passing vessels nnd the shores along Iong Isl
and Sound. It Is exacted that a speed o: 17
knots or more will lio maintained and that
nlmut 100 utiles will bo tovered during the run.
When the Maine Is commissioned early next
yearitlsprobablo thot Capt. Hunce will com
mand her.
maiir.n than mount st. elias.
Mount I.ORan and Other Inland Peak Con.
aldcrabljr Taller.
WASttitfCiTox, Sept. 11. Tho advance guard
of tho surve) lng parties that havo been engaged
during tho summer In completing the survey of
Alaska havo returned to this city. This season's
work It supposed to finish the Joint survey of
the boundary by Great Britain and the United
Btates, and put tho matter Into such thapo
that the Stale Departments of tho two Govern
ments can get to work end arrive at some con
clusion regarding the validity of their respective
claims, which aro very conflicting. It settles
tho ownership of the least valuable part of
Alaska, provided thero are no unexpected dis
coveries of precious metals on the coast region.
The main body of the great region purchased
from Russia Is definitely located on the 141st
meridian. Hut the point that tho English hope
to gain Is to force tho lino down to cross soma
of Die broad Inlets running Into the const, and
give them water access to their own territory
wltho 't regard to United btates Custom Houses
and tariff. It Is not likely that they will be able
to accomplish this.
Ono of the results of tho season's work was to
settle that the top of Mount St. Ellas, so long re-
frarded as the giant mountain of the continent,
s not In the United States territory. It was also
settled beyond dispute that the mountain wasnot
the tallest on the continent, thero being two or
thres others a little farther Inland that overtop
It b some hnndreds feet. They are all In British
territory. The height of St. Ellas, according to
this year's determination. Is 18.0V3 feet. Of the
higher Inland peaks. Mount Logan is 10.034,
ana thero are two other nameless peaks that a
little overtop .St. Ellas.
The surve) Ing parties of the two nations were
mixed In each caso, tho English having repre
sentatives with our toast survey men nnd the
roast survey sending men with the English par
ties. There wero mime narrow escapes In the
course of the season's work, several of the boats
being upset at different times, and part ot the
provisions, clothes, and Instruments lost. Hut
thero were no fatalities, nnd the heads of tlio
Iluratu aro quite well pleabcd with the genctal
results of the season's work.
Her Love Letter Came Hack.
lon tht riilltulttithLi Yes.
Cot.i'uniA. Sept. tl. In September. ISO?, nn
the battlefield of South Mountain, Md., John
Tyler of Company H. Forty-fifth Heglmcnt, 1.
A . V took from tho pocket of n dead rebel sol
dtTa loe letter dated July il. ISO';, written to
the latter by bis affianced, who then lived In
Richmond county. N. (',. and who slgued her
self " Kate." It enclosed a lock of her hair. .Mr.
Tyler carefully preserved the letter, aud has
long been trying to find tho writer. A copy of
It waa recently sent to tho tloternnrnf Sorlh
C'arollnv, who caused It to lw published In the
local pipers. This found the writer " Kate."
wlm is now n widow, and lltes at Hiverton, Jf.
C, and who has written to Mr. Tyler. To-day
the latter returned the long-lost love letter and
luck of hair by mall to the ud ill ess of Mrs. A, C.
McNeill, Rite. ton. N.C.
MowIsk la the 3! Iseleelupl.
rotnthe CAfeaoo Ball JntrMMtan
Alton, 111., Sept. 5. -A harvesting machine
run along thr bedof the Mississippi River near
ilscenttels the queer scene that wns witnessed
several mllos above this city to-day. The un
usually low state of the rlter this ear has ex
posed set ernl hundred acres of sand bars lightly
covered with nllu'lnl soil about the little Island
of Eagle's Nit and uihiii these has grown a
crop of w lid millet w hlch stands four ftet high,
and to thick as to bo Hlmont Impenetrable. It la
clean, and would make a fulrly good quality of
hay. An enterprising Missouri planter noticed
this, and yestenlnycontejrd a mowing machine
and a teum of horses to the island, beginning
his novel hart c -t in the middle uf the Mississip
pi this morning.
Itegulur Monkeys that Hrnoke Cigarettes,
J'rom 1'ic CMmjo Bally 7ri6uiic
Paius, Aug. 'Jh. Ian monkets smoke? It a
question which may now lie answered In the
nfnrmatlvr. The discovery was made at the
Jurdludra Plants In Paris by a band of mls
ehietout urchins, who freely distributed to the
occupants uf the monkey house lighted cigar
ettes. They took to the weed very kiudly, and
puffed aw ny. to the great delight of the boys,
until the Htltent of the dismayed keepers, ana
the subsequent uppeiiraurn of the lads at the
police station proved to them that mankind still
means to maintain a monopoly as regards the
consumption of tobacco. In the mean time the
nionkej s. deprived of u new pleasure, are Incon.
aolable.
They Ate Ten Car Loitda of Mr lone.
from tht Deiuer ?iuWonii.
Rocky Vono, Col., Kept. O.-Waterraelon
day. Rocky lonl's annual day of festltlties.
which i putronized by visitors from all parts of
thB State each venr. dawned bright and clear
this morning. People are aluaslu attendance
on watermelon duy from Kansas, Wyoming, the
Dakota, and rw Mexico, unl usually a dozen
other states mmuI representatlt es to Olero
county's fct-thal. Theirowd wu tnrlously c
titnatcd at from H.OOU to 10,000. Eltht car loads
of hue watermelons, and two car loads of canta
loupes were consumed by the crowd,
Wedded to h Colored Giant,
From tlt nilarltlpkla 1'rtu.
BirTEyii.i.c Del., rept. 7. Puruell Flshor
end Miss Laura Parker, both colored, w ere mar
rid here last night. Fisher is six feet seven
and one-hair Inches tall In hit slocking feet
and tips the scabs nt VOl pounds. A No. 14
hoe tits his foot tljhtly, and he has never yet
Is'cuablotii luyahut that would fit his head
properly. His mother came to his relief a few
months ago when she secured a number of old
hats, and with partt of each mode one to fit hit
Ilavor with the Aspirates.
from tht rAUadWpAla TTuws.
The numUr of English girls araoug the Balva.
tlotj lassies muke their exprtaelons and et.n
rii'ir hymns iwund strangely to American earT
Thl4li.iw one of their favorite choruses sound'
ed irom one of their wagons yesterday? """'
01or ! glory.' 'ow the angels slng
i.ioryi glory' 'ow the loud arps ring1
TIs the ranaomtd barmy, like a nilahry tea.
Iraliu' forth the tuothi m cf littrtS"
Heat Otters are M orth Usaty.
row tht Xoralag OrcyoaLja.
hunting trip, found a numbijl? IndUna .
gaged Tn shooting oUrl ThSsSSn W
K" very ravormbla ona. and? a, a finest fc?
rAttAttE or KNiams TEMvt.tntt.
Twenty Cei"irilerlesi la Line In the lleee.
rnted Mlreete orHnrMocnt,
RAnATOtiA. Sept. 11. All tho conditions for
the parade here to-dny of the Knights Templart
In honor of the Grand Commandtry were mou
favorable. Tho sun shone brightly, the nlr had
the crisp freshness of fall, tho rond lied of the
streets was dry and clean and smooth, IImts
were thousands upon thousands of admiring
spectators, and there was brcoo enough In Kt,
emphasis to tho banners nnd flags nnd plumes
of the twenty commnnderles In lino nnd to In.
vlto nttcntlon to the beautiful decorntlons and
to Intensify the strnlns of Inspiring miiolr from.
the numerous bnnds. It was ono of the hnnd.
somest processions that eer graced the street
ofSnrntofro.
To-night in Convention Hntl there was
grand nnd gorgeous ball, the nUeiidnnco taxing
the utmost cnpnclty of the hnll's spnelous dnno.
Ing floor and Its fi.UOO comfortable chairs.
The parade was In five divisions, the first nn.
der command of Chief Sir T. Henry Ilutnary. tha
second of Sir John W. SIssnn. the third of Mr
Henry Smith, second and tho fourth of Sir Wil.
Ham J. McDonald. Then came the Grand Coin
mandery and escort. Marshal Sir Huliert P,
l.yont Post Commanders under command of
Sir ErastusC. Delevon. the Grand Commamltr;
post anil present officers of the Grand Cura
'tuandery, and lurltcd guests. The day n ns rr
fect nncf the whole occasion rmo of eminent sat
isfaction and brilliancy and .beauty.
Hefore the parade the Grand Commandrry
was escorted from the Grand l'nl"U Until to
Masonic Temple, where the Grand Conclnve was
oiH-nwl at 10 A. M. The address of wolcotae wsa
made by Eminent Sir Charles ll. Sturgls. Past
Commander of Washington Commandcry. and
the response was given by ll. K. Grand Com
mander John 11. Honnlngton of llnxiklyn, ,ho
then read his annual address, lie paid ahlih
tribute to his Immediate predecessor, the la'.
II. E. Sir Edward h. Oaul of Hudson, anil also
noted Ihe passing to the final Grand Aslum of
of R. E. Sir George Habcook of Troy, a I'nst
Grand Commander, and Past commanders Sirs
William li. Wymau of Dunkirk. No, 40;
Dedurlch of Cu?ur do Leon. No. 23, of New i nrk 1
Robert C. McEwcn of Washington. No. 3.). of
Saratoga, Alfred I.. Llndley of l'oughkeepsle.
No. 4.1. and Washington I.. Chester of Constan
tino. No. 48, of New York.
ECKronn irEiin's jiousekeepeb.
Mrs. Rnnkea la Halntt for Title to Part ef
the Dead Mllllonsilrt'a Kstnte.
Mrs. Jesse Helknap Rankan hoa begun a intt
In the Supreme Court In Brooklyn to obtain tht
title to tho houso at 78 Rush street and the
$5,000 bequeathed to her by the will of the lata
Eckford Webb, the eccentrlo millionaire ship
builder. W. H. Jones, the nephew of the dead
man and the executor of the will. Is tho de
fendant In the suit.
For eovrral years the plaintiff hod been Mr.
Webb's housekeopor. but soon after her mar
rlngo to Mr. Hankon she left his employ and
Mr. Webb secured a new housekeeper. Ono of
the provisions of his will, which was duly ad
mitted to probate, gave Mrs. Ranken the Rush
street houso and $0,000, "provided she remains
with me up to the tlmo of my decease." Mr.
Webb explained In the will that the gifts were
made to her "out of respect for her and her
services and kindness to me, and with the ex
pectation that she will remain with me as long
as I live."
The dofendant alleges that Mrs. Ranken did
not comply with the terms Imposed by the testa
tor, and. further, that the bequest was obtained
by fraud and nndae Influence. Since the death
of Mr. Webb Mrs. Ranken has quarrelled with
her husband and there has been much litigation
between them.
SUNBEAMS.
" Mow long hsva we got to stand this I" asked a pas
senger on tbe latest suburban extension of tha trolley
as ha clutched the door Jamb tbatbembtht not 1ms
thrown off the platform. " The rest of your life," an
swered tbeconductor brusquely. "WelLIbetl shan't."
said tha passenger hotly, "and when the company
treats Its passengers better It'll do better by Its em
ployees." " I'm satisfied," said the man on twelve dol
lars a week, unmolllfled by this personal appeal, " and
It 11 bo a long time beforo everybody on this line 11 itft
a seat. You don't always get a teat on tha Broadway
line, do you 1" and the dlsaatiifled passenger, murmur
ing something about men that don't know their own
rights, relapsed Into silence.
Doubtless the difference of f 1,000 per year be
tween aea pay and shore pay la a matter of no mo
ment to Admiral Walker, and bad nothing to do with
bts preference for the Aalatlo squadron over duty -at
the Kaval Academy but when a subaltern la found
persistently accepting tea duty when be has a right lo
his tour of duty ashore. It It pretty well known that
he feels the need of the additional pay that goes wttb
the former duty. An Admiral ashore loses one-sixth
of his full tea pay, a Commodore one-fifth, a Captain
two-ninths, a Commander one-seventh, a Lieutenant
Commander from two-fifteenths to one-seventh, a
Lieutenant from three-twentieths toone-slxth, and an
Ensign from one-seventh to one-sixth. The average It
about the tame for officers of the staff.
Visitors to the Adlrondaekt ars sometimes disposed
to confuse tbe w ords " carry" and " trail," but the na
tives carefully confine tba former to lta proper use tn
describe a path connecting waterways, and primarily
Intended at a highway for guldet that bear boats nn
their backs. Carries are necessarily short, but to the
visitor they are full of beauty and Interest. They
commonly llo through woodlands, and the man who
steps aside from tha well-trodden rarrow path finds
himself confronted with well-nigh Impenetabla bar
riers of fallen trees and dense underbrush. Mean
while the narrow, serpentina line of the carry extends
for perhaps a mil beneath trettled work close over
head. Its patement at this season Is the russet, red,
and golden leaves, new fallen, and Its other decora
tions are mosses, mushrooms, and berries that line lta
tides. From time to time one must step aside to make
room for the adt anclng guide, honied beneath a long,
narrow. Inverted boat, and looking, aa teen from be
hind, like tome enormout beetle. Then come dogs,
and the huntsman In leather leggings, other guides
with boats, guns, or fishing tackle, and occasionally
a huntress, i harming In the garb of the modern Diana.
Korelttn Notre or Krai Intercat.
Father Epplng.S. J., who died recently In Holland,
was the highest authority on Assyrian chronology and
astronomy.
Edelweiss Is rapidly disappearing In many parts of
T) rol. Tn save It the La n tag hat lately imposed a fine
for selling the plant with tha roots.
"Charley't Aunt" htt just been translated Into
Oreek by M. fthaugatie. the Oreek Ambassador at Ber
lin, and will be played In Athens this winter.
An International journal for African language has
Just been started In (lennauy, aided by a liberal tub- -
vrntlon from the Uovernmeut. The Secretary of tha
Colonial Society It editor, and six parts are to appear
each year.
At the German army manoeuvres this year a new
quick-firing gun Is to be tried In tba caralry opera
tions. The gun Is a sort of Mitrailleuse and so light
that one horse can draw It, while another draws tha
ammunition. If the experiment It successful, avsry
cavalry regiment will be supplied.
Tawhlao, tbe second Maori King, died recently of In
fluenia In New Zealand. lie wat elected in 1 SCO, and
for fifteen years fought tha Kew Zealand Government,
bis Maoris proving the best fighters that the English
bate had to meet In this generation The last outbreak
was between IH79 and I8H1, Two ) ears ago be gave
np all hit pretentions and accepted a pcuslou of
ffli from the Ooverninent.
Mrs. Henry Wood, Edna Lyall, and ltlder Haggard
are the three most popular wrltert among those who
take books out of the Loudon free libraries, but the
favorites are not tha same In any two districts. At tba
Hammersmith Ubrary, where tha male readers out
number the female, though the books oftenett taken
out sre-Jsne Eyre," "Mlddleroarcb," and "tha Cax
tout," the authors at Ihe top of the list are Marie Co
rem, Illder Haggard, and " Hits," closely followed by
Kobe rt liucbanaa and Hall Calnt.
M htamboulorT, the cx-Premler of Bulgaria, has been
speaking out hU mind Utely. Ha describee iheL'rar
as"at)pe of the Hustlan moujlk, honest, orthodox,
narrow-minded, and at obstinate at an ox," while
Prince Ferdinand " Is simply gambling away the little
popularity which ha ttUI enjoys la Bulgaria. He It
undoubtedly a clever man, but wastes hit cleverneM
on petty matters. He Is nervous and excitable, he
reads everything written about htm and tears a net.
paper Into pieces If It contains disparaging remarks
M. Dumangln, tbe last person who had direct rv
dence about tba post-morteut examination of the
Dauphin, louli XVII , died recently tl Cbarenton, at
a very great ate. Ha wa Gatnbetta't private secro
tary froai loTO to tha end. and liter director of lb
Chsrcnton Insane Asylum, lilt ftther wat one of tlw
two doctors who examined Ihe body In tbe temple
and hit account supported Ihe theory of a tubtltu
Hon. The examination was lu a dark room, the l'r
was unlike the portraits of the Dauphin, and tceit
wat no persga present competent lo Ulcutuy rt.
Of W.807 Yttaelt now registered In Lloyd's lilt. 0BJ J
804 bav a speed of 19 knots or oter. and bui r ,
tptedof aa knots or more. Of the latter. 10 are pit
die-wheel ttuainen used on the Chauncl or Inh N
the others are screw steamers, of which two pit
Iween Newhavtu and Dieppe, the other six briny ch
l"arlt. Sew York, Caupanls, Luraula, Truioid au
Mtjestlc. There are but 13 steamers with a bit
speed than 10 knots, of wtiiif. bclou lo u-.
BrttaJu, 7 to Belgium, to licnuLuy J m.h t.. II ui
and Franca, and lo tht American Une Two lls d-i I
not Includa war vostels and river and Uiv stea-u-ts
Ba kood to yourself for once. If troubled with a bad
SW or cold, and use Dr. Jayne't Kxpectorent, a u-e
rstaedy for auuuaa, pleurisy, x, aa wU aa UT"
i'I'IM lf-U. .
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