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6 . THE SUN. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 27, 1896. .
ft biyipj;vm; i- N1' FIUDAY, NOVEMI1K11 27, 1800. K1 ij Hh.erltlon by Mll IOBt-Iila. J. BAn.T.rir Month SO 0 It 1 PAILV, per Vear .?. O OO if BUNPAY.per Year jjS' DAILY AND Br.NllW, per Year 8 V'w; DAILY AND SUNDAY, per Month 10 II I Fostege t foreign countries added. jtE! TIIK SUN, Ne w York CItr. sa Pirns. Klosque No. 12. Near Grand Hotol. Bil tr our Wends u-Ao .icor in irllA manuscripts "" Ml jiuMfnitlmi Kith to Ante rejrclid arlhltt returned llfl njj tnusf In oil ensfi ntl famrs.iir that jnirjmse. All Locst. Nxws. The CItr and Suburban Newt Ilntfa If of tbo Ciaitn Pioss snd Sew Yonit AssocuTCti 9 Panae Ism HI to VI) Aim street. All Information i anil documents fur imbilo use Instantly dlsssnit- " noted to the press of tbo whole country. Ji Tho Jlnll tif Itrcordo. a "- a Tlic Hej-lstcr's oflice. or tho Hnll of Itcc- ords, In the City Hull Park, is tlic only I: . public builtlliiK in Now York tlint ilntcs i back to revolutionary times. ' During thnt conflict New York remained. j In tho control of the Tories, who Imprisoned i , some of their moro outspoken nntntronists In the Hnll of Records. The bulttlluR be- .' criino nftcrwnrd the debtors;' prison of tho town. It is now ono hundred nnd thirty- I nine years old, nnd It Is tho ofllclnl reposi tory of tho real estate deeds of the city, tho most vieorous efforts to sccuro a modern, spacious, suitable, and fireproof build ing for the. proper safeRunrdltiK t theso records having failed to hrini; about nny chanp.e. Xot only Is tho building old nnd without tho appliances and contriv ances for safety now available, but It was nlways peculiarly unsuitable for Its uses. Tho flooring is of wood, and old hooks and old papers, inflammable material, arc stored nbout, nnd tho rucks, wnrdrolies, nnd cases arc of pine wood, thus making tho danger of serious lire nlways imminent. The city of Xew York derives in a year In fees moro thnn SI 00,000 from tho collec tions of the Ilegister, n sum which Is ap plied to tho reduction of taxes. The assessed value of real estate is rapidly npproaching $2,000,000,000, and the ofllclnl records of tho titles to such real estate, upon which the city levies taxes and from which tho city 3 revenues are chiefly drawn, are on lile in this primitive, dilapidated, and dangerous 9 building. Probably the Hall of Uccords of ft New York is tho repositorv of moro evl-v f denco of landed wealth than any other J building in tho world; but however this 9 may be, it is a fact certainly that for ijj luch a repository a building moro thnn S one hundred years old is utterly unfitted. B Accordingly complaint has frequently been Sj made of the present building by Grand Ju- Ij ries, ono of which found this presentment: "It Is totally unnt to te occupied as a public build- 1 Injr for any pu-pose. and Its condition Is such ns to Bf lender It a fit object for condemnation at the hauds Pft f the Hre Department, Building Department, and K Health Department. It Is appalling to contemplate i the Incalculable and Irremediable contusion and un- ,v certainty over titles wblch would be InTolred in Its destruction." ' The city of New York, or moro properly J ' the county of Xew York, for the Register's t Dfflco Is a county office, cannot enter upon t the construction of any new building with- i Dut permission of the Legislature. Conse- fluently tho Board of Estimate and Appor- T tlonment has just adopted a resolution J tailing upon tho Sinking Fund Cotnmis lioners to secure the necessary authorization for a new Ilall of Records, to be devoted to . tho Register's business only, and not to en croach upon tho area of tho City Hall Park. The authority should lie granted promptly. J tho danger of loss is now great. Governors. On Thanksgiving Day, Xov. 21, 1802, following tho Presidential election of thnt year, this was the political division of the iW; Govornor-elect, or of the Governors in 1-i office for terms extending beyond tho lt of j January succeeding, in those Kastern, Mid- jta die. nnd Xorthern Stntes in which for many 'If years past Presidential elections have been if ; decided in tho United States: PEKOCnAT. Connecticut, Haauehuseita, Illinois, NewJerrey, t Indiana, New York, 1 Iowa, Tennsylranla, ' Kentncky, West Virginia. Maryland. j REnruucat. Ohio. These twelve Statcscnst collectively 0,r00,- . 000 votes, considerably moro than one-half ! of the total vote of tho United Stntes, and 1 their 201 electorul votes gave tho victory to 1 the Democratic national ticket. Tho one " Republican Governor on the list was Wil- BLIAM McKislky, Jr., of Ohio, the President elect. Tliis is how these StateR stand on tho Thanksgiving day of 1891) in reference to their Governors in ofllco after January next : wcrrnLiCAS. Connecticut, Missachusetts, Illinois, Ni'w Jersey, tft Indiana, New York, hB Iuwa, Ohio, jjj Kentucky, I'cnnsyliranla. Maryland, West Virginia. Jl This is a startling ohango in four years, as with a President elected as a Democrat in m tho Whito House, and after n Democratic K National Convention had reversed and con- H tradlcted Democratic policy for the purpose W of escaping responsibility for him. v Tlio ArlthmctlcoritMlglitHavo Itren. fi Some of our esteemed contemporaries ap- W pear to derive considerable satisfaction from Sj mathematical computations which show IS that tho change of a comparatively small i number of votes, sny thirty-live thousand In j the whole country, would have roversed tho result of the election and put Sir. HltYAX In the White House, notwithstanding tho fact that Major McKlXJ.K.v'fl plurality of the electoral voto Is ninety-soven, nnd his ma- j jorlty over Hr.YAN on the populnr vote f only a little less thnn a million, nnd larger than thnt of nny candidate previously elected as President. Theso ripherors of a narrow margin are of I two classes; first, those politically interested I In demonstrating that the result of Nov, 11 f was not an overwhelming victory for the i ound-money ticket, and a conclusive ver- I diet ngalnst free silver: and, rcomllyt tho I " ingenious chaps who cultivate paradoxes of f nil sorts, and delight In slinwing by figures that bin things would have been very dlf- f ferent If only n few binall things could hato I been changed here and there. I From either point of view their computa- ! tious have no significance. The circutu- stance which they exhibit as phenomenal, Is B nn ordinary and inseparable feature of our fit electoral system. Tho system is such that 3B comparatively unimportant number of W changes, rightly distributed, might reverse Kfl the result of a sweeping Presidential dec- IM tlon, nnd upset a tremendous electoral S majority. This may bo seen from tho fig- f. urejf of the Presidential election of 1802, MWLji&l ,:,.. ,.UqaMWptftWW;aii ( lalri-mOHSItrKHagli.; when CLJtTBWKD bcatllAnniwm by a much larger electoral majority than McKlNLEY'B over HltYAN. That year tho vote stood: CLRVELAND, 270; llAItnisoN, 14G; Cleveland's major ity, 101. Torcvcrso the result, Hahrison needed Just sixty-six electoral votes which Cleveland , received. HAnniBOrt would have received sixty-eight votes and would linve been elected hud he carried these six States: California S.West Virginia 8 Delaware - Wisconsin 1 Illinois Indians lfll Total . To have carried theso six Stnts In 1802 for IlAltlilBOK, nothing more was necessary thnn that voters In cnchStato to tho number here net down should have voted for HAIl itisos Instead of for Cleveland t Ual'fornla i6Indlana 8.BA3 Delaware SiUi West Virginia 1.M0 llllnol 10,407Wlsconsln..... U.S8S Total change reantred 112,397 It will bo seen, therefore, thnt what was regarded us the tidal wavo triumph of Mr. CLKVlXA.sniu 1 802, depended on tho narrow margin of less than S3,000 votes among tho twelve million votes cast that year for Presi dent. That is to say, if 22,007 citizens properly apportioned among tho bIx States1 of California, Delawnre, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia nnd Wisconsin, had voted for Hakrisok Instead of for Cleveland, Gen. HAltaisoN would now bo In the White House. Furthermore, It Is possible to dis cover other combinations of a similar na turo which would llkowlso have reversed the result In 1802 by n transfer of votes not much lnrger In the total than that which Is hero postulated. The possibilities of tho great and wonder ful might-have-been In politics nre almost infinite, but the particular might-have-been which now is attracting attention Is unim portant and without special significance. Mr. Ijnmont on Const Defence. In his current annual report. Secretary IjAMOXT gives his decision upon tho various recommendations of bis subordinates, and particularly of Gen. Miles, Gen. FlAGLKK, Gen. CKAIOHILL, nnd tho Fortifications Hoard, concerning seaboard protection. Tho gist of it nil is thnt, nt tho present rate of progress, " by the end of the fiscal year of 1808 the nation will be fairly safe from foreigu invasion," nnd threo yenrs lator absolutely invulnerable, at every Im portant port on tho Atlnntio seaboard, to the most formidable fleets. The distinctive part which Mr. Lamont's own administration has had In this work Is that of calling upon private rcsourcos to nid those of the Government in furnishing em placement), and carriages. This has given a great start to the whole business, which had become very sluggish; and It Is to bo hoped that ho will push on this method during tho few months of office that remain to him. Congress has often been accused of mak ing insufficient appropriations for coast de fence, but thero are somo excuses for It. Those who have had the caro of tho forti fications have not been ready, until of late, for largo expenditures. Y'ears nfter they wero able to ms,ke splendid guns, they had no carriages of tho disap pearing type ; nnd their development for tho various calibres has been very slow. It was of no use to accumulate guns thnt eould not bo mounted, or to build emplacements with nothing to put in them, although perhaps time might have been saved by having the works planned to tho Inst detail. Sometimes when money was asked of Con gress for certain items, it was shown that there were considerable unexpended balances for such items. The navy has had n way of promptly expending whatever dt received; its work also has been tlone largely by pri vate contractors, and the Interest of tho latter Is to push their work along and get their money. However, the whole path is clear now, and nny reasons thnt may have partly excused Congress, up to the last session, for post poning liberal appropriations havo van ished. We havo splendid systems of guns, mortars, carriages and mines. The factory nt Watervlict should, therefore, be kept run ning to its full capacity for a year. Tho carriage factory at Wntcrtown ought to bo kept rtmning for n like period day and night. The fullest demands for projectiles nnd for submarine mines should be met. Tho amounts that will be due during tho yenr on contracts already entered into, Miould, of course, bo furnished. Finnlly, n freo hand should be given to make further contracts for whatever can be completed, or nearly completed, within tho year provided for, of emplacements or carriages. Whether this takes Ave, ten, or flfteon millions, no less should bo voted. Sp.iln'a Navy and Ours. Although it Is difficult to suppose that Spam w ill commit tho folly of turning her arms ngtiust us on account of her loss or Impending loss of Cuba, yet it may bo well to noto what her chances would bo of in flicting damage by such n course. It need hardly be said that tho question Involved is that of naval forces, since the problem of transporting troops to our hhores is quite dilTcrcut from that of land ing them in Cuba, where Spain holds every port nnd the patriots have not n single ship. To begin with, Spain hns a total of one flrst class battle ship, tho Pelajo, which was lately, according to tho despatches, to havo her boilers replaced nt Marseilles. Sho is of 0,000 tons, with a 17i-!nch belt, her bar bettes having 12-Inch armor, and she has a speed of 10 knots. She carries a main bat tery of two 12s-inch, two 11-inch, one 0.2 inch, nnd twelve 4.7-lnch guns, Spain has also two old and slow second-class 7,000 ton bnttle ships, tho Numancia nnd Vltoria; but it was lately announced that two French engineers had gone to Cartagena to alter thorn Into modern vessels, Moro important are tho four belted cruis ers Imperador Carlos V,, Almlrante Orjuendo, Vb.cnya, and Infanta Maria Te rt'Mi. Tho first of these is of n little over U.000 tons, and carries two 11-inch, eight f))$-lncli, nnd four 4-Inch guns; but she has on ly two lucliCM of armor on her upper works. More heavily armored are the other threo, which lmi) belts 12 Inches thick, with lOViucli turrets, nnd carry two 11-inch uud ten 5'i-incli guns, with sixteen smaller pieces. The Princeasa do Asturias Is somo times reckoned in, as n sister ship of thoso Juat named, but tliuj was only recently launched nt Cadiz, and is not available. Against this total of seven nrmorclads, of which only five nro of much account, wo have, to begin with, the threo 10,288-ton battle ships Indiana, Mntuichusotts, and Oregon, each of which is not only larger thnn tho Pelayo, Spain's only flrst-clast battle ship, but has n still thicker armor belt, nnd of Hurvoyod steel, quite superior to tho Pelayo's compound plating. Their main battery consists of four lJJ-lnch, eight 8-inch, and four 0-Inch guns, oweighlug tho Pelayo la projectiles by rtbout one-third, or 1,600 pounds, nt each discharge. Then wo have tho Toxns find Maine, of 0,815 nnd 0,032 tons re spectively, with 12-lnch armor, the formor carrying two 12-Inch and six G-luch, and the lntter four 10-Inch nnd six 0-Inch guns. Of armored cruisers wo havo tho New York, '8,200 tons, 21 knots, and six 8-Inch nnd twelvo 4-Inch guns, nnd tho Brooklyn, 0,271 tons, 21.0 knots, nnd eight 8-tnch nnd twelvo 15-inch guns. Of monitors wo havo tho Piu-itau, 0,000 tons, 14-lnch nrmor and four 12-lnch and six 4 lnch guns; tho Monterey, 4,084 tons, 18 iucli nrmor, nnd two 12-lncli and two 10 lnch guns; tho Amphltrlte, Mlnntonomoh, Monadnock, nnd Terror, of 8,000 tons and four 10-lnch guns, aud two of them nlso two 4-Inch guus. How enormously Spain Is outclassed In armored ships is thus evident at a glance; but in addition wo havo a dozen single turret monitors available for harbor defence, and tho ram Kntahdln, whllo tho battloshlp Iowa, of 11,410 tons, with 14 and 15 Inches of armor, and carrying four 12-lnch, eight 8-inch and six 4-lnch guns, which will bo ready In tho spring, could easily be hurried forward. Tho facts Just given nro nbsolutoly de cisive of tho nnvnl superiority; but the an nrmorcd cruiser class tells tho same story. Spain's oidy vory Important protected cruisers nro tho sister ships Alfonso XIII. nnd Lcpnnto, each credited with twenty knots, nnd carrying four 7.87-inch nnd six 4.72-inch guns. Thoy nre like the Relnn Regente, which foundered at sen. Then wo havo the Castillo, the Navarro, nnd tho Arngon, sister (Jitps of U,342 tons, or something liko our Cincinnati, and tho Al fonso XII., llelna Christina, and Rclna Mer cedes, of 8,000 tons nnd carrying, wo believe, half a dozen ll.U 1-inch guns. Against theso nro to lie placed our 7,875 ton Minneapolis and Columbia, with their speed of about 28 knots, encli enrrying an 8-iuch, two 0-liich, nnd eight 4-lnch guns; tho Olympin, f,870 tons, 2L.7 knots, and four 8-inch nnd ten 5-lueh guns; tho Baltimore, tho Boston, the Charleston, tho Cincinnati, tho Detroit, the Marblchead, tho Montgomery, the Newark, the Philadelphia, tho Raleigh, and the San Francisco, not to includo tho Atlanta and Chicago under re pair. Hero our superiority Is marked, as in tho nrmorcd class. If wo turn to gunboats, Spain shows a somewhat greater number of smnll craft than ours, but has nothing so largo as our threo of tho Yorktowu class, while tho Wilmington, Nashville, nnd Helena, tho Mnchloa and Cnstlne, the Petrel and Bancroft, amply furnish us forth In this respect. We should also havo many mer chant vessels capable of being fitted up rapidly ns gunboats. Thus Spain, with her Knsefiadn. Isla do Cuba, and Isla de Luzon, of 1,0!S0 tons, and her Don Juan de Austria, Don Antonio Ulloa, Conde du Venadlto, nnd Infanta Isabel, of 1,1110 tons, nnd her nine torpedo gun vessels, ranging from 45S tons to tho Filipinasof 750, is still far below us in tho unurmored class of war vessels as a whole. Some dis placements may differ a little from those here given, but the escntial fact remains. In torpedo boats alone does Spain excel us. Yet they nre In lnrgo part of less than 100 tons displacement, nud the question arises how many could cross tho Atlan tic. The two best nro presumably tho 28-knot destroyers Furor nnd Terror, Just completed at Glasgow. But our own tor pedo boats aro now rapidly coming forward, and, taking into account their vast advan tage in operating from a homo base, our forces would havo nothing to fear. To sum it all up, wholly apart from tho cooperation of our land defences, Spain's navy would invito destruction by attacking ours, and any of her vessels would bo lucky that escaped It. The Latest N'rws from China. According to a telegram from Tokio, a convention was concluded on Sept. 110 where by some remarkable concessions were mado by the Chinese Government to Russia, the consideration biing, of course, tho Czar's Intervention to obtain Japan's retrocession of the Ltnu-Tung peutnsulannd his procure ment of tho money needed to meet the first installment of the war Indemnity. Let ub mark what thes concessions nro and con sider bow they are likely to affect the future position of the Mnnchu dynasty. The convention provides that tho Trnns Siberlau railway may bo carried straight through Manchuria, thus avoiding the rir cuitous route along the Amoor Riter. It is nlho agreed that the projected Chinese sys tem of railways shall bo brought into con nection with the RuHsiHii, and, further, that China may, if she chooses, delegate to Rtis bia the task of constructing the contem plated lines fiom Kirin to Shnn-Hnl-lCunn nnd Port Arthur. It is also provided that lines forming part of tho Russian s stem, but running through Chineso territory, shall bo purchasable by China after a period of thirty j ears, and thnt lines form ing part of the Chinese system, but built by Russia nt China's request, may bo purchased by China nfter a period of ten years. It is Improbable that tho option thus stipulated for will ever be exercised, All tho money that the Pekin Government can secure for many years to como will bo needed to discharge tho In demnity duo Japan, to equip n now army with perfected weapons, aud to construct a new armored lleet. For tho last-named purpose alono a huge sum will bo needed, If it bo trim thnt Li Hl'ho ClIANCl has determined to acquire no fewer than six great Ironclads, besides twelve armored cruisers of tho first class and twenty of tho hecond nud third class. Pending the. very doubtful exercise of tho option mentioned, which Is probably asked for merely to "save tho face" of tho Chineso Euipeior, his Manchurlnu and Chineso subjects dwelling along tho lines which aro to bo built by tho Czar's engineers will become habituated to tho pretence aud abccndiuicy of tho Rus sians. For tho latter nro to havo tho right not only to station troops along nil tho rail ways constructed by them, but nlso to work mines throughoutMunchtirin. Otlierclauses of tho convention provide that China's Manchurian levies shall bo drilled by Rus idnn officers, and ali.o lease to Russia part of Kiuuchow, and covennut that In esses of emergency Russia shall havo thn use of Port Arthur and Tallen. Kvery facility Is also stipulated for Russian trailers and travellers, Tho practical outcome of these extraor dinary concessions will bo that by thu end of thirty years tho whole of the Chinese Empire nortli of tho Great Wall will be controlled by Russia, anil tho Gulf of Pe-chl-ll will havo becomo virtually a Russian lake. A glance nt tho map will show thnt such a state of things would bo incompati ble with tho maintenance of thu capital at Pekln, aud there are, therefore, good grounds for crediting tho report that tho Chinese court contemplates removal to a point nearer the centre of the empire. As long as Manchuria afforded tho foreign Mauchu dynasty Its only solid basis of sup- port, the Instinct of self-preservation would naturally fix tho Emperors of that house at Pekln, which Is only n short distance south of tho Great Wnll. But tho moment Manchuria becomes vlrtunlly Russian, Pekln becomes insecure, nnd tho solo oxpedlont courso left to tho Manchu dynasty, If it would retain its independence, Is to Invoke the support of Ub Chineso subjects, and, to that end, to place itself in tho heart of the country. If tho court wishes to appeal to historical asso ciations, it might bo expectod to go to Nankin, which was tho capital during tho brightest period of tho Ming dynasty, but porhnps tho connection of thnt city with the Tae-PIng rebellion would render resldenco there distasteful. According to tho re port which comes to us, tho place se lected Is Hankow, situated on tho northern bnnk of the Yang-tsc-Klnng at Its Junqtton with tho Hnn River, about four hundred nnd fifty miles west of Shanghai. On tho fuce.of things, thero aro several objections to tho cholco of this town. By tho Chineso themselves Hnnkow has never been con sidered a separate city, butns n mero suburb of tlie adjacent city of Hanyang. The town mny, also, bo said to stand in n somewhat similar relation to Wu-chang, the capital of tho province of Hupch, which lies imme diately opposite on tho southern bank of tho Yang-tse-Kiaug. On the other hand, Hankow has been for somo tlmo tho prin cipal commercial centra of tho middle por tion of the Chineso Empire, and there Is n great concentration of population in tho Immediate neighborhood. Before the Tao Ping war, tho brunt of which foil on this region, tho three sister cities of Hankow, Hnnynng, nnd Wu-chang nro said to have hnd over 11 vo million Inhabitants. At present Hnnkow has from six hundred thousand to olght hundred thousand. It Is, however, a free port, nnd thero nro four foreign settlements, belonging respectively to the Russians, tho British, tho French, nnd the Germans. Tho establishment of tho seat of empire in an open port accessible at all times to foreigners, would certainly im ply a striking chnngo of view on tho part of tho dynasty, and nt first, per haps would bo regarded with misgiving by its Chines'! subjects. It may bo argued, lion ever, that tho great distance of nankow from tho sen, nnd the ease with which tho Ynng-tse-Kiiing might bo fortified nt many points, render tho plnco exceedingly defen sible; while the choice of It may commend itself to a progressive Minister, liko Li Huso ClIANO, by tho knowledge that tho construction of railways northward to Pe kln nnd southward to Canton would quickly follow the removal of the court to Hankow. On the wholo there seems to bo no doubt that a great nwakenlng of China cnunot bo long deferred. The presence of tho Russians In Manchuria, aud tho resultant develop ment of that hitherto neglected province, cnunot fail to operate ns Impressive object lessons; and the new and difficult situation created for the Mnnchu dynasty, whereby it is forced to seek new champions nnd now resources among the natives of China proper, must needs strengthen tho intelligent hands of Li Huso Ciiasg. Sir. John. II Redmond Hern. It 1b to bo hoped thnt all American well wishers of Irnland will wnlroma Mr. JoilN E. Redmond, who visits this country, not with the design of promoting tho interests of any particular faction of the Home Rulo party, but for tho purpose of delivering a course of lectures entitled " Fifteen Years In Parliament." When ono recalls how mnny obcure British writers have flocked to this country in quest of notoriety nnd dollars, nnd have not come wholly in vain, it is rea sonable to believe thnt a man of Mr. Red MOSD'sdistinction will have remarkable suc cess. An almost romantic Interest attaches to Mr. ItEDMOMi'3 personality. He has occu pied in Parliament for fifteen years tho same Irish seat, which was held by his father and his grandfather, nnd he has kept it in tho teeth of the efforts of the great ma jority of the Irish Nationalists to oust him. It will he remembered that he was one of the stnnchest of thelittlo band of wnrm-henrted Irishmen who refused to abandon Mr. Pak nei.l, when, at tho bidding of Mr. Glad stone, thogreatcr part of the followers of thn Irish chief forsook him. Mr. John E. RED MOND for his part contended that Mr. Pau NELL must be upheld, not only ns a matter of personal loyalty, but as a matter of party policy; for ho predicted that tho deserters would Inevitably sink into tho position of mero henchmen of tho British Liberals, and would bo unable to maintain that position of absolute independence which, ns experi ence Inn shown, was indispensable to tho fulfilment of Pahsell's programme. But whatever tho friends of Irelnnd In this country may think of tho proceedings in committee room No. 1!J, and of their con fcquenros, none will deny that Mr. John E. Redmond is a true-hearted Irishman, who has brought to the service of his country nbillties of a high order, brine, with the imssible exception of Mr. .Sexion, tho most fluent, finished, and elleetlvo or.ttorin tho homo rulo ranks. If nny man Is qualified to tell the eventful t-tory of the last fifteen yenrs in Parliament, It is Mr. Redmond; and wo bespak for him a most cordial re ception on thn part of nil Intelligent persons interested in current history. The excitement of Boston over Mr. MAC MoNNirs'H " Ilncehaiit" " contlnuos to men like tho heathen. The hlehoitt temperature reported Is thnt of one Itov. Ur. J tMr.s Hovti Huwir, ho hns devoted a sermon to ilio truhtees of tho 1'ubllo Library and burned them nt Ilio stake, for ucceptlnir tho ofTeiidliiB statue. The Her. Dr. .Uur.s llovii Huaiiv'h incnndcfeent sermon flmneil nltli laiuftiaco liko this: "This ! treason ' I chart'" these men with treason, treaion, treason I Damnable, hellish treason! That's what It Is. Treason to city. Mate, and country, world, virtue, and treason to Almighty Oud I" From which It will ho seen that the Rov, Dr. Jamks Ilovi) nitAlir 1ms a very bad case of tbo Interjections and neuds to uo tu Chelsea a few days for rest. It mmwi strango that only an Imnclnntlvo nnd ti beautiful work or art will bring on au nttnrU of tho Interjections In I!cu. ton. Kuch horrors ns tho Cass Monument and the Cwrpuk Ai-il.'OKR Monument, horrors nt tho oluht of which passlnc hnrces and sparrows drop dead In nuony, never moto anybody to wrath In Huston. Mr. MaoMonsik nimht to visit those reit arkiible works, pro Ideit hu has tho constitution. They ro among the chief wonders auil strocltlesof tbo world. One would suppose thnt the braver men In tho Oerman army must suffer humiliation from tbovo fumueiit nddreascn of tho Kaiser to Ids troops, urging them to honor bis cont, to fight without fenr In tho day of battle, and to manifest their loyalty to their warlord, and nil that sort of thins. Tho nrtrenoy of his appeals, his periodical reltorntlon of them, and his belief thnt they are ho creatly needed, would lead one to think that bis army doebn't care a rap for his coat, and Is made up of men who dread tho battlefield, and who aro disposed to piny monkey trlcka with their pompous war lord, Tho Kaiser's apeeohes are calculated to throw discredit upon his army, Tho language of tlioin Is dishonoring t It. 'Ihero la no sovereign other than Wim-t am II, who consider It necessary to galranlta the eonratc of the men who wear his coat. One cannot think of the Ctar of Rossi making such speeches to hit arniy as the Kaiser make. Gen. GnAKThad no need of making them, nor Gen. Lrr. Tho Oerman troops are as warlike as need be; but the Oerman Imperial rommsnder seems to be afraid, even In a time of peace, that their spank will leave them whon they face an enemy. He must be a timid fellow, though he li nearly forty years old. In the pnmphlut published In Spanish yes torday by Scftor Josfi dk AnMAS-CAliDENAS It does not appear that the author wont to Fpaln to confer with Prime Minister Canovab. with the ofllclnl chnrncter of "a diplomatic agent from tho Cuban Jnntn " or a "dlplomntlo otjent of the Cuban Ooi ernment." On the contrary It Is already stated In the ramphlot that Seflor Aiimas's mission was of a private charactor. If he sttcceodod, he was suro of the approval of Belior 1'Af.M A and the nccout nnce by the Cuban Government of a proposal "from Spain " to sell the (slond to tho revolt! tlonlsts. Hut the Importnnco of the statement Is just that Softer Canovas agreed to make the proposal "flirt nn the jxii-f of Fpain,'" though without nny guarantee for tho Cubans that It should ho fulfilled. Mr. ISotMSKi: CorgrtAN has followed his splendid ante-election services to the country with reltorntrd asnrnncea of undiminished loyalty to tho Ideas which he defended durlni; the campaign, and he has capped all this with this declaration, to which all statesmen must submit if they would deal rationally with the question of silver and sold currency t "There Is another lesson to be learned from this eampalcD, We should meet err.r fairly and squarely, X,et us meet tree sllverlim squurely, and not take refuge In twaddle and nonsense about bimetallism and tnternatloaal agreements." When the aforesaid twaddle about bimetal lism and International agreements has sunk out of sight, tho United Stntes will 1k ready for prosperity nnd oroereis in earnest. flr.onnn MnnnntTit presents each of his ser rants with a copy or his novels. Intomtittim on its Trutels. The (tlft is beyond price, nnd mnst bo mnch morewelcomo to tbo recipients than would be Christmas boxes stuffed with the gauds of Ox ford street. An nuth ir's copy of each ono of the novels! fortunate servant", if only limy know when they nro well off. 'they must con stitute one of the most Improved and Imnrin Ins households in the world. Why, the amount of epigram dlfonzaccd mut be so creat ns to do awny with the necessity of buyintr nny aerated waters for tho table. And tho poetry. It must be hard to tear ono's self away from so much poetry and answer tbo bell or onen the marmalade. Aftor eerytliing hns been elesred nwny tho books arc read nlotui by Mr. .MEitniiiTirs sort ants in succession. None of them will take nn evening or a S'lnday out. They havo at home an enerosslne occupation which transcends mero amusement. Tho cook does not hesltnte to say thnt It is better thnn Jncgllne, nnd as for tho butler, he Is tho most accomplished and amazlnir butler In the world. He sets his laneuace out of the novels, nnd thero Is none moro beautiful. He says It reminds htm of tho sen at Margate, but the little housemaid, casting her really fine eyes upward, and clasping her hands In ecstnsy.no clares that ""them books Is full of words thnt Is Just'cavenly." It Is a serious family of ser vants, of course, but whit solid Intellectual comfort they do take. And Mr. Meiieiiitii has Just given them a dictionary. It cost Tennessee $l,5"fl.'-41 to take care of her schools and 51.600,00') toiroldn for ber crimi nals last year .sitting Jlmr-i tiion. And there Is one set of desperate criminals that she hns not yet shut up in Jail. The scoundrels who chent nt elections and make popular government In Tennessee depend upon fraud are still at large. They must bo hunted down and punished if Tennessee Is to regain her good name. Governor Stone of Missouri made wry faeea In his Thanksglrlnc proclamation, nnd didn't try to hide the bilious nnd prostrated condition of his soul on account of the tribula tions or Popocrney. Another mourner, mutter ing and grumbling In his thanl.. Is !oernor CLAUKEof Arknn-.is. Ho Is In tho rebellious frame of spirit In which the Oovernor of Ar kansas might be expected to bo. "Our only rause for murmur or complaint," he writes, with a vicious scratching of his pen, " Is to be found In such things ns the misguided actions of our fellow cftlens havo Imposed upon us." These misguided notions have imposed upon Ci.aiiku and his brethren the nerei'y of paying their debts in ns good money as they arrowed and have prevented tho Supreme Court of the I'nlled States lrom being turned Into a Populist powwow. Naturally murmur and complaint arise nt such outrages of tho plutocrats. " Santiago f.r Spain I" used to bo the cry of the Spanish ui files In old times, when those armies were so c fen lctoriou. The cry has been rnlscd by ' ev: nit's ar"iy In Cuba, but defeat for Spain I. as nlays followed It. Itcon Jures not as ers'. .t conjured, perhaps because a butcher stands for Spain In Cuba. According to Spanish legend. Santiago hnd two heads, and It would seem thnt there Is a bcowl for Weti.kii on the faco of Loth of them. A. DlRCeritlnc; Nrn smiin. To m FmxoH ns- inn .srs- sif I took nn ele vated railroad triln at West 110th st reel to xo down tovn on buitirauy morning. ltir,ire enterlnir Hie elrvator to renct the station, I npprouched onoof the seTeral newsstands th 11 wen tlo'iu n thriving biul pens to purchnse n pip rl hiu-revl since bohnvl Tiir Srv llcfore I was wlihtu ten font of thctntil, nnd beroro I hod openotl my mouth, th dru'erlu'd out tn men cop of Tlir H . I wis surpr'.e-l at U antlclpntlou of my want, an I 1 siiul ' How iln jim know that I dt-slro this newspipr? Inm not on ,r yotircuitoiners, In r.ioi, 1 hivo not l.ihsn n trlu nt this st itlon for a ycir." "Oh," In- rep'letl, " I cm tell br your appearance. I rnrtly make n niNtiike. Is not heasacnclous new.nuin? I c.in imdirii.in.1 ih it one may learn by ob-'nutlon to be qulie sine sful In detectlnr the rea Iits of u e Mrjil." publications, but how Is one to tell that a man reads The fl sps cincally 1 t:. t. W. Nkw York, Not PS. Itlcll Slen und l'oor Men In 111 Culiln C om ttf CiHnr-Jiinriml. The richest tnun In Mr. (Mcielnnd's Cabinet now Is the new Secretary uf tl Interior, llr. I'rint'ls, He has leased thn beautirtil resl leimo of x Sena tor Sawer in tho Northwest and will enterinln handsomely this season. Next to Beerc'nr) I'rnnrls, Secretary Lament follows us tho best off In this world's goods, ElKl t years aao he whs poor, but Metropolitan Tructhm stock In Now York city made him several hundred Ihnusuud drllars. He got In on tho ground Hoor and Is now Moating with tho stock on the roor. Atmniej General Ilur men has sufficient to l.eep the wolf from the donr. Bo has Socretary Olney. Secretary Jlorton, See retary Carlisle, I'onmastertleueral Wilson, an I Secretary Herbert nro compelled to ask ror their "haUnce" In bank several times a month. The President Is a millionaire. A lViirolnK tn Jlrl (lotnc Went. fVom the Ilonlunit (n. (',) We find from our mall that muny honest v nrklng girts In i astern Canaita nnd the eastt'rn part of lhi United Stalos are preparing to emigrate In Eoisland on thn strength of assurance that thousnul, r them ran And employment or husbands. A Int'.e mlnlnjcainplnCo'oiudo was onoo adrrr'lrol In the same heartless nnd silly way, with the r null that within two months eUhty girls arrived from the I ast ern States looking for work. A few, very few. Sk I the good fortune to get married, Charltablo piorle got bold of a few more and seut them bark home. Of the rest ths less said the better. Wo waul no such uilsforluno to mar the ralr name or HosslanU. sticking; to the Truth. fr-om th JniStannvolU Journat, 'nare you steam htatr" asked the prorectlo tenant. And the Janitor, who bad beeu through a"rorla' " could only answen ' We have steam pipes.1 HenaisttonHl, rem (A CMeaoa Dally Trlbunt. "Olt mornln' pa-a-a perl" yelled thn newft-or -AU tout th' battleship Teiasnotslukln'jliisnw" I MKXxi.Bia xAitirr xvbab. Ell P rktna Condense the rreaHf sit-Elee' Ylesvn After Talking with silos. Cartoh, O., Nov. SI. Having; an engagement at Maslllon last night, connected by street oar with Canton, I spent a part of the momlnfc with the President-elect. When I n3ked a Cantonese If the street railroad ran up by McKlnley's home he said: " No, the street railroad doesn't run any wheret It stands rleht still, llutvoutako that car at the Court House, go up Main street flvo blocks through thnt big triumphal arch, and when yon como to a wooden cottage with all the pickets stolen out of the fence, nnd the yard all trodden down harder than the National Turnpike, that's the Major's plneol" 1 found the I'rrsldctit.olect In a happy mood. His face was flushed with the health thatcomes from temperance, prosperity, and a pure con science, and his eyes fairly danced with Intelli gence and Joy. Kvery man In Canton Is his friend, and his companions are full of love and admiration. Mnlor McICenly, for thnt Is what they all call htm, hns no secrets. His life and works are an open book. IIo has ono hobby, and that Is to until fame by ninKliiB this country prosperous utnln. Ho believes he ran do It. Ho believes In his theory of n good tnrlll for reventio ns much ns hu believes In bis religion. He sajs what made prosperity for thirty yenrs and paid Slf.OOO 000,1100 of the natloirM debt will do It again. I.esa thnn that will make a deficit and run us In dnbt. Ho bi-llores our wholo financial trouble has como from reduoing the tariff and killing reciprocity. He believes the two armies now lighting in Cuba should be eating our flour to day which, by u bod policy. Is prohibited from going there. Ho believes we are getting a hun dred million dollars' worth of cloth, pottery, silk cnrpels and laces from Europe every year that w nuld have been nnd were made hero by the old tariff. He believes the Wilson bill has blessed Lngland and cursed America. He belloves tho S'.'un.UOO.UOO of bonds sold by Cloveland wero used to pay tho expenses of tho Government, nnd that our gold wont out to pay the balance wo owed Kuropo after buying moro stuff than we sold her. He believes that to got the same old revenue, through a lower tariff, we will have to buy more goods, and that when we buy them from Kuropo our own mills slop and our own labor bcroini sidle. Ho belloves that tho whole slher scure was brought on by Cleveland mak ing Mher coinage a scapegoat for a detlolt brought on bv tbo Wilson bill, nnd that with out Cleveland the silver discussion would never havo como up. Cleveland's false charge made tho Democrats, Republicans, and Populists of the silver Statos mad. Major McKlnlcy believes that If Cleveland had had a tariff for revenue and reciprocity put back, prosperity would have come and tl.ore would have been no silver party to 1.111. You ask In New York how much McKinley will rhnngo the tariff. I know Major McKlnlcy. end I believe I can prophesy Just wlint be will do. i ire t Ho w 111 ua'tc tho duty on woollen cloths, velvets, and plushes both specific and ad va lorem, and raise the tariff Just high enough to havo them lundo in tho United Slates without lowering our wages. He will not hare our gold ! going to Bradford to buy these things whllo our I own mills are Idle. I Secondly Wearemaklng tbree-fonrtbsof our tin nnd pinto glass now. The Wilson bill out tbo tariff on tin from a.'-'O to 1.10 In order to kill the Industry. It did kill it In the Eastern States, where coal was used, but Provldenco sent free gas to Indiana, and they aro now making gas tin from the block plate up for S4 a box, that used to cost S(3 In Wales. So tin and pinto gla-s will probably not be touched. Plate glass thnt used to sell for S-.40 a square foot. Is now selling for 40 rents made at home. The tin tnrltf may go up from 1.10 cents per pound to 1' centu a pair..'., ,o that It can bt, mode again with profit with eoal. Thirdly A ten.eetit tariff will be put back on wool, McKinley believes thnt it has not been a good policy to send $100,000,000 In gold to Asia nnd Australia for wool during the last four years when wo could have given $110,000,000 for it to Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsyl vania, and the silver Slates. He believes wool, when sheared and washed. Is a manufactured product. Fourthly McKinley will recommend a tariff on (I'crruan aud English linen high enougn to bring Helfast linen manufacturers to the United States, whero they enc manufacture European ll.-ix, which will come in free. He will capture this S-j.000,000 linen Industry as he captured tho tin, plate glass, and pottery Industries. l'lfthly -McKlnley's aim will be to increase the product of sugar in Nebraska and California, llax In Wcousin, Minnesota, and Dakota, and so incrense ihoMieep Indue try, whero wheat used to grow In the Northwest, that 100.000.0UO bushels less of wheal will be raised, wool and flnx will take Its since, and dollar wheat will come to the farmer again. Sixth:;, McKlnlcy w 111 urgo a tariff on manu factured lumber, grain, eggs, and meat against Cnnndn. He will miiku this tariff as high as their tariff Is against us. Cattle, sheep, and horses v ill have a specific duty against tbem, which Canada will pay. Our Custom Honsos along the Cnnadlnn border have not paid cx teiifes during the Inst four years. They will be made to pay a revenue. Canada has a prohibi tory duty of three cents a pound against Amerl tan meat now, and McKinley will tee that It does mil continue. Ho will pet all our mills to run ning, let the laboring men earn Sn.OOU.000,000 n your, ns they earned In 1801. This will make mone) so plenty that thorn will be no further r about coining more silver, for tho J5.S0, (Juo.OUO In sllter now rusting In the Treasury will get Into the hands of the people. Seventhly In regard to colnnge of silver, Mc Kinley will favor It as soon as moro silver Is needed, but hu will lot the nation buy it at tho market price, ns wo have done for years, and imtlio every dollar coined as good as gold, Ei.t Pkiuuns. Nolhliiu X.lkr Electricity. JYtwi fa, .V'trnlni Oitooumn. New uses for elrctrlt-lty aro constantly being discovered. A Ihl". dealer runs a wire up through his counter and eliotcs it Into a hueu blue:, uf fl li. nnd thi'ii labels It " Kioctrlc lUh." Ail) o:io cm lulls enough lo touch the fih wllh hi-lingers ii'iviM- n vi-jy i-rvMlbU shoes, winch imituiciB bun thut the fish Is correctly lnU'lli'd. e-leiil.iv a local deiler In pickles, who hns i, ilueii nineties mi display In pinssi't on mpnf the il ill i unit cnk had a wlro run along wlui a little lii.im.li uf nipper wire running into each pan This charged thi! pickles so that nnj iiuo putting' a llncer In t ln pan to sample one ro ,i ,iul a eiuart shuck. .HIM whether thin was lllti'Mlid to keep people fiom annulling thu 1 ieklior as a jiiKKim those who liiti-nilcd to do t-u. Is mil kiiuwn, but alter puitlug a linger near u,.e pan nn one iituinpied in inucn another. If iii.e loo., up the pun up put his hand un tho plcklm ho rerun il no noticeable shock, but Ihe eriihilitu end uf u linger put near a pieUlo ro ce.i i.U a rather uiipleanaul jar. I'.y Stull til thn 1'iiUon, I Hu I lic Vm ir.ll. K.i Jul. Mill .', sTTi.r, Wash., Nov. a I Articles of Ineor piii itinti uf a tilotii er railroad fur Alaska was Hud in Hits clti. 'llinliiioipiiratiirinraA.il. ! ii w.iri, Mauruu Mi'Mic htiiHinl t'liUHtiintinoL. i hli. Il ts called tho I'm die urn! Arctic Hall, win nnd :..iWgnilon Company. Ii piopo-ed rui.lo tiiiiiinnnms nt u pnliil at the head of l.tnu I mini, nt islikiigwii) liny, and Unucolo Sum ml t I. ike, iiclittiuui-nr twenty uiili-s. which will du awny with tin- gicntct hardship liicl dent in the trip lulu the Yukon, as llwillnnvo the hardy miner the iitri-s.itynf pneklnuliis nipp lies nt it tho mountains and through thu lin.kli I hllknt I'nsH, Mliiuiill liiiltols a feeder of ilt iil'Ufr iiknn, ni.d Horn thero It Iscom. laiallyelj easy in rinch thu mining centres n ui.-the bunks of that rltei. Il is .ilsu tho lnteiuii.il uf the ceruoratlon to run l-iiiticin Hiiiimli Lrtkoand the upper pur- I t ..ns of tin. iikou mi li.nt piisseiiBers iinil sup. Ih,. i an lt lomlortably i-mrled t Uw god JH'ouiilooSf " Cal"tul llock '" "" "' Hull. Hoc n Itomun House lit Cniinretlcnt. J rom rf.f Jlmtfonl Cournnf. A Torrlngton Italian Is bulldiiiKu house which saieproduciu,, f ,(, ,,, rollmry ll0UkJ" Itnlj. 1 ii inuii ami hi, wife and cnlhlmii ie ciuiug ul ihu work. Jt 1, ,hrco .lurles. e'cii nury being .iiltuiow.ntnl Is entirely mails nut, ,f mi no cubbies and broken fmginV m-" liiiind "fi th. mi.ui.u ur ii. the leugiimurli). l ,,o iirm. a in, mi .,) hti.lt cif hrl i, in indented sections. 1 h. doorway. ..,, window openings n o alVo of 1'r"ik.,i l.rM,rinU," '" "' M!c,"'d story ure riithily arched, and .n tho third story havo llnumti arches, 'llu. cornice Is of lir ck with i.iliaiiiental projecting points. Tho Inside naV. tlllnni urobilin of the same kind l" tone iid aru about twenty i,cbo thick. The bouis la nrfectly square, vthu a flat root Tnir novxnisnrt qiku 1 Anothar View of Her Aeeorapllahmesite M Her Good Comnsoa rjeaa. II To Till! KPiTott or Tnu 8us-rj 1 like trMil ! they aro among the few humans of whom 1 - II nover weary, and perhaps that Is the reoion i I U wish tn write of a class. Southern girls. WT J H ten of In last Sunday's Sim. 1 The Southorn girl Is muny-slded. That U M I knowledged of all women, so In that portlonlar she Is not singular. I As for her belief In men, nhl thero the Booth U ern girl Is subtle. If she has any misgiving she Is veryqulot about them. She recognltei I the fact that human noturo does not make lt ' I highest efforts for thoso who hopelessly accept It at its worst. She Is full of sentiment, and has a secret conviction as to her own powers of keeping men straight through a seomlnc belief In their nobility and chivalry. Sho Is wary la hsr coquetry. Sho Is artistic, but she combine conscience with art In her own llttlo 1d noccnt way, and In sweotest modesty evade committing herself by word or deeds J Her codo In flirting Is, "You can, hurt tho roan: but be careful, don't hurt jonr self," When hor conquests becomo victims sb enjoys n feeling of compassion nnd tondernet m toward them. She naively assures herself that It Is good for Jack to bo In lovo with her be- t tniisoshe lias n good Influence over him. Sh. 1 makes him nromlso to stop drinking, and take genuine prldo In making htm show up nt churob. M lcgularlv. Shu has that motherly fueling for II men whlc h Is always a part of a good woman L love, and she never neglects to praise and ooax I him ns a mother often docs a wllrul child. ' Sho Is seldom mercenary: first, because she la not ashamed of her poverty: second, becans sho hns so often seen tho revolting combination of winlth and vulgarity. Her poverty Is th badge of ber good blood, and e cry Southern fl woman Is proud of her ancestry. She known 1 that thu aristocracy of tho South lost their D wealth during the war. and muoh prefer to I accept the devotions of the congenial taenia her own olass to those of others who. from mercenary standpoint, nro considered "good catches," It Is' not only possible for her to live to Ym twenty, but for hor to llvo to be forty "without ecr having dined or supped outside a private) hou'o." With tow exceptions. Southern peoplo have their own homes, and It Is considered at ery doubtful compliment for a man lo enter tain bis guests at a hotel or restaurant. For a woman, etich a thing Is unheard of. A (southern ulrl can turn herlnst season's ball gown it, side out and upsldo down and make It look almost as good as new: sho can darn tbs parlor ruruilns. twist tho shabby spots of tn furniture Into the shadows, nnd make an even ing bonnet out ot next to nothing, because sh loves in appear at her best nnd loves pretty things, bUMnostot all because she wishes to hid rrom tho wntchtul eyen of her parents their lack of means to surround herwilh the beautiful things their hearts prompt them to supply. She is not learned as to schools, for her oppor tunities are extremely limited, but she lsolever. quick and resourceful. Sho has read her tew books underntandlngly. remembers them well and ran talk of them lluuntly. Quite recently a Southern woman coming to New York called on a woman widely known for ability and culture. Sho entered the parlor with, her caller's card In her hand, and said: "1 am glad to seo you. I see from your card that you are from the r-outh, nnd I always find. Southern girls so Intelligent and Interesting." 'Ihe Southern girl Is conscious of her hz- nornnco and Is anxious to learn, hence shell f quick. When she starts out to work in tha t world sho has not only to combat her own tnnnto n distaste for pushing among and rubbing against I 'loin, Dick, and Harry, but she has the doubly J hard task ot pacifying the Drejudlces of f hor family and triends. She has often V to assume a most hypocritical love for J her work nnd to refrain from telling of all tha unpleasantness to which ehe may be subjeeted. I She Is not ashamed of her work und Is willing I to take the first opening as a stepping stone H toward her ambition willing to wait and work nlways with ber chosen goal In view, even I though it may be so long a w ay off as to be be- I yond the sight of nil save her dearest friends. Her istrlvlng nrter economy is not vain, though It may be absurd of her not lo thrust her object before the general public She can pi spare a delicious meal from about as bounti ful a supply of materials as she uses in making; an evening bonnet, she can also serve It to perfection, though tho flowers which adorn the table are never bought. For to the Southern girl flowers are like sunshine. If their own nnl do not supply tbem. their neighbors' do, which Is much the same thing. Just as when unexpected guests arrlvo at meal time the host ess will send over to her neighbors, assured that the best they have Is at her disposal. So It is with flowers: you hate only to ask to receive. The last trait attributed to her In last Sun day's article Is perfectly true. She Is not a woman suffragist; not, however, because she .. takes no interest In politics, for Southern 9 women, as a rule, are keen politicians, but bo- x cause sbe feels assured that sbe can do the greatest work behind and not In the throne. Mio knows the mettle of the men with whom sbe comes In contact, and had a thousand, times rather have a successful husband, sweet heart, or brother than be successful herself. K. L. M. Foreign Xotea of 'Rent Interest. Munkacsy's large "Ecce Homo," painted for the Dudapest exhibition. ?ias been started onatonrot the principal cities of Europe, as was done with his "Christ Before mate," The picture Is described, as being ettn more reallstlo than his earlier paint ings, aud as being hard In color. A quick plooe ot engineering work was carried out one Saturday night recently on the Great East- I ern Hallway. near Ely. An old bridge of 130 feet spaa over the River Ouse was taken down la six hoars and a new single-span bridge that had been ereot ed alongside was lifted up on a set or trolleys and put tn tu plaoe In two hours more, only one regn lar Sunday train baring txen delayed. . Spanish Indolence extends even to the lighthouse Mf sen toe. On tho dangerous Bay of Biscay, the llxht on Cape Flnlsterre, one of the inost Important oa any coast, is lighted often as late as an hour arte sunset, aud then the machinery that should make It flash is not always set In motion, ao that It ap. pears as a Axed light Instead or one flashing at half minute Intervals. Daugerous Irregularities are re ported or the light at Cape Vllufio, further north. Klrktnan & Son tho oldest Arm or ptano mono. facturcrs In England, and, next to J. B. Btreloher uud Sohno of Vienna, the oldest In the world, has Just given up business, suld Its plant, and beoome merged In Collard & Collard, who date front 1T07. Tho tint icirkman appeared tn .England la I7U0, and la 1730 married tho widow of TabeL, who bad established his harptschord works twenty three years bofore, Tne Ilroad woods go back to 1732 and tho Erards, tho r.ldeit French manurae turers, to 1772. Many Important political documents In the pos session or the late Cardinal Ilohcnlohe have disap peared sluce his death. According to the Londoa Standard! correspondent at Home, they re ta Hie hands or an Italian orr.clal In high station. Some cr the papers relate to the lllght or Plus IX. to Oacta, the establisnmcnt or the ltoman repuDlle, and the relations or the Pope with the Liberals, Hohenlohe accompanied Plus IX, In his flight, uthcr papers dual with tho Kulturkompf In tier many. The publication of the papers, It Is assert ed, will do harm to the Papacy. Princess do Oarsman Chlmay's elopement with a -A Htinxarlan njusy baud leader has turned H.o at. trillion of Tarls awai rrom the similar case of I'allkarls Kerko, who died thero tho other Say. lie appeared aicomluctor of Hungarian baud at tho 18SU exhibition, and though he n as small and , Ukly, fusclnated a rich joung unmarried girl of re- j spectabla parentage. She took tho violinist to lire ?r with ber, buught on his wife for $1,000, and spent . SSUfl.OOO a yenr on him, till her relntnes stopped , her by obtaining u coniell Judtclnl.e ror her. abe i still had money enough, however, to rouble him le ' I "drink himself to death. j All exlrsordlniry addition to the powers of the J Speaker Is reported by I J-Vu.irn, which guaran- i tees tho accuracy or ths racts, but discreetly re. I ruses lo state whether It Is thu President of the Ben- I ate or of the Chamber of Ipnics that has been j callo.l upon to cxerclie It. A member rf one of the J two houses, hlivmc assured himself that a fellow '- member was pajlngtou much attention to hM wife, went to the President uud ealle.) upon htm to preserve the dlgnlt) of thn assembly by rutting stop tn the affair. The Prcshient sutnmoued the erring meiubei nud asked htm to cinnge hts con duct, frioing! "If not for the husbai d's sake, do It for mine." The culp.lt promised to ticlisvo better, but ho could not keep tho story to himself. Barah Bernhardt Is to have a glorification In Parte ' soon. It wli; begin with a complimentary break, fait, after which sho ill perform at the I'.enals. i sanco Theatre In an act of "I'M ire" nnd mher se. lectlous from her repertory. ir..n;ol C.ippJt, Jose de HerCdU, Citulla JIcmle, mid other poats I will then recite verses computed In her honor. The poems, together with a hymn addressed to ber ' I by Arniand Bllvestre, will be pr.ntnd In a book n.torned with pictures by Pniijaiulii Constant, fl Carolus Durau, Clalrln, (.ervet, Hoihrgioise, and j other arilns, and Holy, the mu;rnier, bus made a j medal wiih bur head for tho occasion. It Knot I stated whether tho commemoration Is for her sll. ( ver or her golden Jubilee. IK-r ..rst, appearand e hi the stare was thirty rour years ago, u 'U A Jolly (Isms le ' I'ltlow.Uexr' S- tfl Im-f J.?ar.-!.rl?n'--,n ,0 ' " T" "111 U 8V m'Wj raiow.D.x i ItMiheusrrlesifuaenewtat-sJI'VJ M vJ