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a. 6 THE SUN, "WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 9. 1896. '?'
i WEDNESDAY. DKCKMnEIl 0, 1800. U' 6 ' - FJnhstrlMloaa fcy Unit raat.ri.td. I I ' DXn.Y, pr Month SO SO i t DAILY, per Tr O OO ", ' . SUNDAY, per Ytir BOO ;( ', DAILY AND SCHDA. oer Year - 8 OO 1) ', BAB.Y AND SUNDAY. Mr Month. 70 7 -'' '. Fo.as to foreign countries odded. fft ', THE BUN, Ntir York City. U i Paiui. Itlosq.ua Ho. IS. Near Grand HateL X ' Major McKiulcy Not Vet Eleotcd. This surprising piece of news Is supplied ErV-, by tho Minneapolis Penny Pre of Friday QJTA last, Dec. 4 : Is ' 1 " Yesterday Wilua McKisur iru duly ieeted W '-' President o( tho United States by the action ot lha JK , different Stato electors." MS Not yet. Major McKinlkt will not be aF voted for as President of tho United States M, until Monday, .Inn. 11, 1807, nnd tho clce- t5 torol votes will not be ofllclnlly counted nnd Wi tho result officially dcelnred until Monday, MP Fob. 10, less than a month before the in- i )' " nURurnMon. fjtfji-' The Constitution leaves it to Congress to j , determine tho day on which the Presidential S aleotors shall Rive their votes. The law of '. 1845 provided that tho electors for each '.&., ' Btate should meet and rIvo their votes ou W KV 'n8 flrst Wednesday of December. This flak1 dato stands In the Revised Statutes, edition WS ,- of 1878 ; and that Is what has probably mis- af. led our contemporary and produced its pro- jg maturo announcement. Kg The law of 18 15, howovcr. has been supor- S nsded by tho Act of Feb. 3, 1887, which S ' will bo found In Vol. I. of tbo Supplement 'i ' to the Revised Statutes, on pago u"0. This J provides that tho electors of each Stato Sjjl v shall meet and give their votes on the second P.1 Monday in the January next following their fji. appointment, nt such place in each State as " , tho Legislature of such State shall direct. f& - In New York, for example, the Capitol at MR Albany is designated by law as the plnco of eg meeting, and noon on the second Monday of m January as tho time. In New York each elector gets SI 5 and mileage. M The certified returus for each State nro If ', transmitted by messenger to the President K of the Senate, or to tho Secretary of State, K in case the President of tho Semite Is not ffl. In Washington. On the second Wednesdny hL' of February, at 1 o'clock, tho two Houses S of Congress meet in joint session in the hall X , of tho House of Representatives. Tho Prosl- H? dent of tho Sennto opens the certificates, and, after tho votes have been counted by S tellers, two for tho Senate and two for tho W Ilouse, the result is declared by tho Presi- M ' dent ot the Senate. Then, nnd not until ly then, will Major McKlNLEY and Mr. Ho- BAHT be elected. M The machinery of Presidential elections by tho electors of the several States Is not . very complicated. Part of the process, how- K ever, is prescribed by the Constitution of X the United States, part is regulated by tho ' Federal statutes, and part depends upon 'Ms State legislation; and to this circumstance, W perhaps, is due in a measure tlio extraordi- a nary confusion in the minds of many intcl- ligent American citizens with regard to tho flS whole business. j That Major McKlXLET will bo declared elected ou Feb. 10 Is a matter of moral ccr- JE talnty merely. Technically and theoretically w , there Is nothing to prevent the 147 Prcsi- fB dential electors from voting unanimously for John Smith ot Oshkosh. $ Things That Cannot Bo Forgottou. . Mr. Cleveland's message asserts pon- Ja . derouslythat "tho destruction of property" Wr!. caused by "the terrible civil war," "the jjt wasting of our country's subst-iuco. nnd t the estrangement of brethren," "nre now ' . post and forgotten." Then ho proceeds: Jfc "And yet there remains frith us to-day. In full W strength and activity, as an Inc'dent or that tre L mendnui struggle, a feature of Its financial neeessl- SI ties notonlr unaultcd uour present circumstances. . bnt manifestly a menoct to business security and an $1 erer-present asentof monetary distress." Wl One feature still remaining cannot be for- gf gotten. It Is the addition of SliB2,000,000 to the national debt during the Cleveland yv Administration, and the consequent increase S ' of the interest obligations of the Govern- tg raent. A great part of this sum wns bor- g . ' rowetl to pay running expenses, for which , the revenuo proved insufficient. i This being a feature ot the flnanctal situa- j j!. tlon without precedent in time of profound :; peace, it will make the Cleveland Admin- i istratlon memorable. It cannot bo forgot- Bfe ten. It will long keep tho memory of JF' i Cleveland alive. jK""' Another fertturo of this Administration m ' has been the loss of private property and income! suffered by the people during its cK continuance. Everybody Is worse oft be SE 'cause of tho election of Mr. Cleveland j 1 1 four years ago. It has been a period of j K - universal disaster which cannot bo forgot u " ten. It will keep nlivo the memory of tho 1 !, ' CLEVELAND Administration as long, at ' least, as this uenerntion lasts; and a grew 5 1 ' Rami) memory of " tho wnsting of our cotin- fsK' try's substance" it will be. ,i "Tho estrangement of brethren," which M- has been a consequence of the CLEVELAND ,v Administration, is not " past and forgot- ' ten." It Is liere now ns a present calamity. : . Clevelondism lias driven tho Democratic party into political insolvency. That Is also something which cannot bo forgotten. I. ( Tho "raenoco to business security" nnd the " ever-present agent of monetary '' distress'" does not coma down from the -' tlmo of tho civil war. It dates bnclc : only to tho yenr of 1803, when Grovek ' "y CLEVELAND was Inaugurated as President. y , This cause of disturbance will bo remedied ' 3' on the 4th of next March. n , Tho N'ccatiro and Positive Aspects or ' Mr. Cleveland's Cuban Policy. From that part of his mossago which ro- latcs to Cuba, it is clear that tho Piesldent fls unwilling to do nny of tho things which the Cubans and tiioir friends have requested, and that the one thing he is disposed to do, Is something the Cubans do not want. Ho r does not deem it expedient to rceognizo the revolutionists as Independent, or even r as belligerents, but he offers to urgo Spatn to promlso them u reformed system of gov i eminent, with the United States to guaran tee the fulfilment of the promise. In the message, and iu the accompanying report of the Secretary ot State, It is nc- knowledged that the present insurrection has acquired a degreo of extension, cohesion , and force, much superior to that attained nt any time by the Cuban rebels against Spanish authority during tho ten years' 'S 'war. It is acknowledged that the revolu- j- tlonists are masters ot at least two-thirds of W the interior of the islund, und of large stc- W tlons of thescncoast. Tho enormous army, , amountiug on paper to some two hundred V thousand men, which the Madrid Govern- R tnent has been forced to assemble under its M colors in Cuba, is admitted to bo u couclu- iy-tinT t 1rr t,r:1. slve proof of the magnitude ot the uprising. Mr. OLKK7 in his report concedes that the insurgent forcts fairly represent the intelli gent aspirations ot a lnrgo proportion ot the people ot the Island; that they purpose to wage tho present contest to the end; that they maintain in their ranks a better military discipline than was the caso in the last rebellion ; that they are managed with noteworthy tactical skill, nnd that their suc cessful organization and maintenance is a military success of a high order. Iu view of such undisputed facts, it is impossible to deny that war exists on a largo scalo in Cuba, and it is cquolly impossible to deny that, so far as tho practical assertion of Spain's authority In the greater part ot the Island Is concerned, the revolutionists nre already Independent. Why, then, should not their Independence lro rocognlzed t Iiocauso, Mr. Cleveland says, they possess no regular Government with which our own could enter into diplo matic relations. Tho Cuban Government, r.o ho alleges, "has now given up all at tempts to exercise itt functions," and is, consequently, "a goNcnntii'Ut meicly on paper." This assertion, we should note, Is denied by tho roolutlon!sts. They certain ly havo adopted a constitution and organ ized a civil Government under it, nnd they nver that tho authority of this Government is enforced nnd oboyed throughout n largo part of tho interior of Cuba. That Govern ment has sent, it is well known, duly ac credited agents to the United States. Ad mitting, howovcr, for the sake of argument, that tho machinery of tho Cuban civil ad ministration is less efficient than it should bo for the safeguarding of the lives and property of American citizens In the territory controlled by tho insurgents, must not nil of us who ore conversaut with history admit that the same stato of things existed in Peru and Colombia In 18S3, when not merely tho belligerency, but tho Independence of those republics wns recog nized by President MoNltOE t The lives nnd property of American citizens nro safer at this hour in all the regions dominated by the Cnban insurgents, nud not the scene of actual conflict, titan they were in lloyti when tho independence of that republic was recognized by tho United States. They are ns safe in Cuba to-day ns they wore in Greece for many years nfter tho United Stntos acknowledged tho independence of that country. Admitting, once more, for the sake of ar gument, that the machinery of the Cuban civil administration is not efficient enough for the moment to justify tho recognition of the Cuban republic ns an independent State, we must nt any rate admit, what is con ceded both by Mr. CLEVELAND and Mr. Olnet, that a state of war exists in Cuba, nnd that the revolutionists are belligerents in fact. Why, then, should they not bo pro claimed belligerents in name, and thus nc quire tho rights incident to such a status t Upon this point Mr. CLEVELAND remarks: " It was at firbt proposed that belliger ent rights should be accorded to the Insurgents, a proposition no longer urged, because untimely, and, In practi cal operation, clearly perilous and in jurious to our own interests." Mr. Cleveland is mistaken in asserting that the Cuban revolutionists nnd their count less friends in this country no longer urge tho coucessiou to them of belligerent rights; on the contrary, they urgo It more strenuously than ever, provided, of course, they cntinot get a better thing, to wit. the recognition of their independence. But such n concession, Mr. Cleveland thinks, would lie "untimely." Why so? If it was timely mnny months ago, when Congress passed a concurrent resolution in favor of it, it certainly must be more timely now, when the capacity of tho insurgents to sustain a protracted strugglo has received further cor roboration. But the recognition of thcirbel ligeiency uould, in Mr. Cleveland's opin ion, bo prejudicial to our own interests. It is true that by such a recognition on our part tho Madrid Government would bo relieved from responsibility for wrongs done to our citizens In the Insurgent territory; its blockade of Cuban ports would havo to bo respected, and Spain would ncquire tho privilege of exercising against neutral com merce all the powers of n paity to a mari time war, including the right of hcarch. All the inconveniences that, might result from the recognition of Cuba's belligerency were as thoroughly foreseen by both Houses of Congress when by great majorities they passed the concurrent resolution as they nre foreseen to-d.iy ; but they were justly re garded as unworthy of attention, compared with tho tremendous impetus which a rec ognition of belligerency would give to the cause of the revolutionists, nnd to the work of delivering the island from Spanish domination. Such a recognition would ma terially hasten the end of the existing wnr iu the only wny in which tho end of it can be reached, namely, by the utter overthrow of Spanish rule in Cuba. Just in proportion as that event is hastened, will be dimin ished the dnmago wrought by a prolonga tion of the struggle, the destruction of lives nnd property, the annihilation of agricul tural and mining industries, and the Im poverishment of the islnnd's commerce witli tills country. Moreover, Congress did not think last spring, and it does not think to day, that tho question of recognizing the Cubans ns belligerents is one to bo looked nt meiely from a ordld point of view. High principles of morality nro involved in tho matter and grave International duties are imposed upon ourGovernmont. AsMr. ItK'Il Altl) II. Dana has pointed out iu his edition of "Whenton," u Government under such circumstances "owes it to its own citizens, to the contending parties, and to the pence of the world, to make a dei iiinn seasonably." We have no moral right to remain impas sive spectators of a struggle for lilh-rty; no right to lcivii the Insurgents deprived of a recognircd stntus in tho forum of interna tional law, and of the opportunity to employ commissioned cruisers at sea, and to exert all the powers known to maritime warfare, with thn sanction of foreigu nntions. Willie Mr. Cleveland declines to give the Cubans wlint they asl; for, namely, n recognition of their independence, or, nt least, of their belligerency, ho offers to try to get for them what they do not want, and will not accept, namely, a promino to reform tho Island's administration. They have no faith iu the justice nnd honor of Spain, nnd their want of fnlth Is justified. Such n promieo ns Mr. CLEVELAND speaks of was given by the treaty of Zanjon In 1878. For suventeen years tho proinUe re mained entirely unfulfilled, nnd when ftBhow of fulfilling it was made, the pretence took the shape of tho AlunzuAB project. Does Mr. Cleveland know what the Abarzuas project amounts to F It in no wise changes the electoral law, which disfranchises the vast majority of Cubans. It iu no wise cur tails the power of the bureaucracy. It would leave on the Cnban taxpayer the identical burdens now weighing him to the earth, and It would give him no right to participate in the formation of the general budgets for the lslnnd. Tho AnAltzUAB law v.uuld do absolutely nothing butchungethe , t prtttani i iljJJ j W.-sWr Watnf ITf) iMjltti present Council ot Administration, all the) members ot which are now appointed bT ths. Government, Into n partially olectlve body. Under this profcasod reform one-halt of the members of tho Council would still bo nppolntcd by the Government, but the other halt aro to be chosen by qual ified electors, that Is, by persons who pay n certain amount of taxes, Tho Governor-General, howovor, is to hnvo tho right to veto ail tho resolutions of the Council, nnd to suspend nt will nil of tho elcctlvo members. Whnt is tho Council, thus mado up, and thus tied hand nud foot, empow ered to do t It is authorized to form n kind ot special budget, embracing tho small Items now Included In tho general budget of Cuba under the head of Fomcnto, or interior im provements. To these items was allotted In tho budget of 1894-05 exactly S7J0, 0U5, out ot 526,411,000. All tho rest of the general budget of Cuba tho Stnto reserves for itself. ' In othor words, tho Council Is to dispoo ot less than three per cent, of the rovonuesof Cuba, whilo tho olllclals appointed at Madrid dis tribute, as at present, 97 per rent. Tho gen eral budget would, as heretofore, be mado up In Spain; there, too, tho tariff lnws would bo enacted. Under the AlMItZUAB project, in fine, tho Cubans would continue to be treated as n subjugated people. All the power would remain in tho hands of the Spanish Government and its delegates In Cuba, and all thoinfiucuco attainable would be exercised by tho Spanish residents. No wonder tbo Cubans repudiated the Abakzuas scheme. They would havo been wanting in tho Instinct of self-prescrvntlon had they accepted from tho mother couutry such a grotesque counterfeit of homo rule. No wonder, either, thnt once betrayed, they refuse- to confide again iu their betrayers. Tho Zanjon treaty can never bo repeated. Tho Cubans will never again accept a promise of reform mado by Spain, not even if guaranteed by the United States. No efficient mode of enforcing such n guaranty, short of war, could be devised. On tho other hand, by recognizing tho Cubans as belligerents, wo odor Spain no provocation for wnr, but we place tho Cubans in a posi tion whore they can quickly gain for them selves all tho reforms that they desire. Not Gootl Men, but a Good Party. Hero is tho moral which the respectable Mr. Everett P. Wiiekleh's Mugwump mind draws from tho late election : MWo must l-arn from the rast campaign and tht nearness of the dangers we so narrowly ruc&ped, to choose uprlitht and honorable men to represent us, men able to st ind up and point out the right way and honest enough to take It." In the same senso Buy AN is an upright, honest, and honorable man. All ills neigh bors testify to the exemplnrlness of his moral character. He is a Presbyterian nnd goes to church regularly. During tho cam paign he was nlwnys enreful to " keep the Sabbath." Very of ten in his speeches he ex pressed the most devout sentiments, nnd doubtless his religious feeling wns genuine. So also is Mr. Snw.VLL, his associate on the Repudiation tlrket, n mnn of reputable character; an upright, honest, nnd honor able man in his private life. The great body of tho delegates who nominated tho ticket and adopted tho platform nt Chicago are gootl men. They are as good as Mr. Ev FltETT P. Wheeler himself is. They meant to "point out the right way" nnd wero "honest enough to take it," believing it to bo as right as the way which ho points out. Mr. Wheeler's way of retir ing tho greenbacks and precipitating panic is only less foolUh than their 10 to 1 way. They wanted to pack the Supremo Court, Ho thinks that the country would "havo been lctter o(T" if Congress had been abolished during the past nineteen years. They wanted to walk over the Supreme Court because its decisions aro not neenrding to their no'imis. He wants to get rid of Congress be m-e it docs not leirlsiate to suit his notion Now. as we lm'e said, wi- admit nnre servcdlv that Brother WllBH E't is n good mill. lie is a very good man. He Is up right, honest, nnd honorable. His Inten tions nre good, his impulses ore good, and in ills walk and conversation he is above re proach Nobcdy could he better. If ho ware a boy he would take the first pri?e at school for diligence and deportment. But because ho is to good, would " the dangers we so narrowly escaped " hnvo been averted if he and ids kind hnd ben in scats of polit ical power to " point out tho right w.v " Mr. Wheeler would nut Mr. Cleyfund nt the top of bis list of good men neces sary for our political salvation; but whnt wny did Mr. Cl nvi'LAVD point out ? He pointed out a tariff that would have made tho country's sufferings far greater than they have ben under tho existing tariff, which he refused to slifn bemuse its iev-enue-prcducing rapacity had been Increased by the Senate. He pointed out an Income tax that was contrary to the Constitu tion. He pointed out that bo was selling bonds solely to rcplinMi the gold reserve, when reallv the greater part of their pro ceeds went to pay current oxro:if, and to mnki! up the unexampled deficiency In therevenues of the Government. He pointed out that tho cure for thn trouble was to issue hundred'i of millions of additional bonds in order to retire tho giernbacks and "take the Government nut of the banking business;" but Congress pi Id no heed to the preposterous advice. Luckily for thn country, Mr. Whi.elei: had not been able to abolish Congress, Mr. ('level wp was made President on Mr. Wnrr.l.ru's theory thnt we ought "to choose upright nud honorable men to repre sent us;" or It was on that theory and that assumption that the Mugwumps sup ported him, They paid that lie wns " bet ter than his party," " a platform In him self;" that ho wns tho man to "point out the right way nnd honest enough to take It," and thnt therefore he should be President. How has tho theory worked In prnctlre t What sort of n time have tho people of this country had of It for three years past ? Goodness, Brother WllFFLElt, is admira ble nnd desirable. Tho good go to heaven, nt least if they aro orthodox; but in tho practical nJIalrs of this vnlo of sorrows, this troublous, mundane existence, something besides goodness Is requisite, nnd It Is oven moro Important, far morn Important. It is common sense; it is wisdom. A nvtn may be good, but a fool. Brother Wheeler, it is not pood men that we want. They nre to bo had in abundance. Most men are good, perhaps not so good ns you are, but good ns human nature runs. What wo want Is a sound nnd senslblo political policy, represented by faithful men, not distracted from the pursuit of It by tho contemplation of their own superior goodness. If a man assumes to be better than his party, thnt Is, bet ter than its political principles, tho people are swindled by his election ns the exponent of his party, ns its servant. It Is the party, not thn man, that must be good. A good party can stand a bad man who truly represents it; but even u good mnn ( Tfho misrepresents his patty and defies its declared principles In his policy as Presi dent, brings It into disgrace and deceives the people who voted for him. Piatt and Chontc. If ho chooses, the Hon. TnoMAB COLttltn Platt of Owego will succeed tho Hon. David Bennett Hill of Wolfort's Roost ns a Senator In Congress from New York for tho term beginning March 4, 1807; nnd it Is generally supposed that Mr. PLATT will choose. The changes of politics aro so quick and vast thnt noither rovenges nor compensations are often posslblo in It; but it should bo somo satisfaction to Mr. PLATT to return in triumph to the body from which ho resigned nearly sixteen years ago. A satisfaction not un ttmporcd with melancholy, perhaps, for the lenders of both Bides of tho passlnnato fight betwoen tho GAR KlELD Administration nnd Mr. Conk MNH aro gone; new nlllnucos havo been formed and new feuds hnvo arisen, nnd little of tho enmity to Mr. Platt which Is still felt in n small but fiercely conversational part of the Republican party of New York goeB back to 1R81. So rapidly does very modern history grow ancient and so swift is tho turning of the wheel of poli tics. For some years, however, Mr. Platt's position has not changed. Without office, nnd without seoking office, he has led his party in this State, and lie has shown that Ids hold upon it is not dependent upon the distribution of favors from Washington. Ho has played the straight gamo of politics, nnd ho has won; nnd whilo ho has never cared to walk In n fog of virtuous pretences, it is the prevailing nnd sound opinion that he is at loast as unselfish nnd patriotic as the membors of the McKinlkt League, for Instance, v. hlle he knows moro nbout politics In a mluute than they would dis cover in n century. Common sense, an In stinct for organization, nnd a faculty of attaching men to him seom to be tho quali ties which maintain him in the leadership. Now the first of these is a rare quality, and It Is unusually rnro nmong a good many ot tho politicians whose main political prin ciple) is anything to beat PLATT. The service rendered to tho Republican party and the country by Mr. I'LATT this year Is a sufficient reason for making him n Senntor if he wants the job. A good deal earlier than many other excellent gentlemen who afterward worked well against Repu diation, ho saw the necessity of avoiding nny equivocation on the money question; nnd at tho Republican National Convention he nnd Mr. Henry Cabot Lodoe of Massachusetts did nt least as much as any other men to have tho platform clear and sound for sound money. There were plenty of weak-kneed brethren in May and June who were roso luto enough afterward. Mr. PLATT was resolute from the first, and ho d'd much to impress upon his party the necessity of the courso which was right and which tri umphed. Even though Mr. Platt bo wicked politically and Mr. MlLHOLLAND and his swashbucklers bo truly good, yet Mr. PLATT deserves to be rewarded by his party, for be helped to coufer a substantial benefit upon the country. Besides, as a Senator he would be able to show an nffeutlonato interest in the Federal offices in New York, which nre now watched with protuberant eyes by Mr. MlLHOLLAND and bis crowd. Some humorist, rather hating Mr. Platt than loving Mr. Joseph Hodges Choate, has suggested that tho latter should be elected Senator, and the suggestion has called forth a string of compliments for Mr. Choate thnt would make a fat scrap book; nud all of tbcm have the singular distinc tion of being deserved, even if a few of tho makers of them were n little hypocritical nnd did not so much wish to give honey to Ciiuati: ns vinegar to Platt. Everybody knows that Mr. CHOATE has genius, learning, nnd wit enough to furnish a whole Senate; and it would be a joy to hear him ciatT the solemn bores nnd cranks, who are to be found In no inconsider able numbers in the Senate, the Hon. Bill Stewart, for instance, tho lion. WIND Allen of Nebraska, and tho Hon. Marion Bl'TLEK of North Carolina. But Mr. Choate is a New York institution, one of the monuments of the town, and he can' ' f pared, lie is in Washington, in attuudnnee upon the Supreme Court, u more than suffi cient part of the time already. His place U here, and he is to bo congratulated upon his ability to keep it. Senators are common enough, but there is only one Joskph Hodo.es Choate. A writ tie exeat is hereby issued ngalnst him. The Geniinn Tonnage Tax. The reflections suggested by tho Presi dent's proclamation In regard to tonnngo dues, and by German comments thereon, concern the questions, why thu exemption from these taxes has been withdrawn, nnd whr It was ever allowed bv us. The privilege was conceded to Germany during Mr. Cleveland's first Administra tion, in 18S8. The enormous difference between tho number and tonnage of Ger man merchantmen entering our ports and of ours entering German ports must have suggested nt that time that, while tho as sumed reciprocity of the arrangement thcu entered into was elonr, there was nothing I11.ii an equality of benefits. Indeed, the very exensu now given for not cnillor discovering the state of facts on which the President's proclamation is baed, shows tho vast Inequality tit tho bargain, oven with Its observance by Germany as wo understood it. He finds thnt Germany has been accepting the exemption of her ships frum tonnage dues, whilo imposing such dues on our ships in her ports. It Is explained that, during thu eight years slnco 1888, only twenty-two American vessels have entered Hamburg, there to find that tho supposed reclpiocity did not exist, and that they must pny a tonnngo tax. It Is averred that, with moro ships claiming ex emption, there would certainly have been an outcry long ago, which would have pro voked the remedy now applied It would seem that, with the advantages so heavily on her sldo, aggregating hun dreds of thousands of dollais In tho case of the North German Lloyd and the Hamburg Amuriean lines, Germany would have found her interest in strictly carrying out her agreement, apart from any demnnds of good faith iu tho matter. Tho explanation of tho Cologne Gazette is that no State tonnage duties are levied upon our ships, thu dues actually Imposed being " for the use of special port facilities." The pro test lodged by tho German Government against tho President's proclamation takes substantially the same ground. But the fact Is not disputed that, to what ever purpose revenue so derived Is applied, the tnx is one on tonnage. The comment bus been made that, during theso eight years we might almost as well have col lected n tax on Geriuun ships for the main tenance of the Marine Hospital service, since this, iu fact, and not the general Treasury, receives our tonnage taxes. The real difficulty, ho never, it IssuggesUd, Is that the German Government Is incapable of depriving Its ports of a tonnage tax for port purposes. Founded on a different sys tem from ours, It reserves to local seaboard authorities tho power ot laying charges on commerco such ns, In our country, tho Federal Government controls. Iu thnt view, tho Imperial Government gavo us in 1888 all it could, but was unnblo to glvo what wo gavo. Someof the German newspapers seem to bo indignant at tho President's proclamation. One of them hopes thnt tho Berlin Govern ment will convince us that " such an in fringement of German rights cannot bo accepted." Another, tho National Zeltung. threatens us with an Increase of tonnngo dues at Hamburg nnd Bremen, to be ap plied, as now, to improving tho harbors. It would appear, however, that, if there is nny occasion for indignation, it would be quite as appropriate hero as iu Germany. The German Government holds that levy ing a tonnngo tnx for s;rvlces rendered nt ports in special terminal or other facilities, to bo applied to maintaining such Improve ments, Is not a tonnage ta for State pur poses, such as the agreement of 18S8was Intended to cover. It also doubtless as somes that wo knew drought to havo known that it could not interfere with the right ot local authorities to imposo such tonnage dues. Our Government may reply that It did not expect to give everything for noth ing, exempting German vessels from taxa tion for hatbor facilities hore, and leaving American vessels exposed to such taxation there. It may also observe thnt it cannot deal with Hamburg in such matters, and that any adjustment between local nnd im perial rights must bo made there. Finally, tho proclamation of Jan. '20, 1 888. suspend ing In Germany's favor tho taxes due under tho tonnage, law of 18S0, expressly declared that It was based ou the supposition that no tonnage or lighthouse or "equivalent" duties wore imposed on shipping, either " by tho Imperial Government or by the Gov ernments of tho German marltimo States." But without wrangling over the past or the peculiarities of the German system, it is enough to know now that the agreement of 1888 is to bo ended, nnd that, should we ever enter Into another, it will be our fault If the benefits are nil on one side, nud that side not ours. Venezuela Is Satisfied. With the acceptance by the Caracas Gov ernment of tho OLNKY-PAUNCEFOTI.pInn for the settlement of the Inmndmy dispute, only two steps remain prior to arbitration. Of these tho first and all important is the concurrence of the Venezuelan Congress In tho plan; nnd this will be asked for ntnn oxtrn session, to be held nt an early dntc. The other Is the negotiation of a treaty be tween Venezuela nnd Great Britain, nnd this is likely to be intrusted to Mr. AN DRADE nnd Sir JULIAN PsUNCEroTE, nt Washington. There havo been rumors of a Cabinet crisis at Caracas, and a consequent change of Ministry. There is nlso a possibility that political enemies of President t rkspo may seize on this affair to attempt his overthrow. But the latest tidings represent Venezuela as quiet, with every pr .spect that the boundary scheme will be ratified, and diplo matic relations resumed with Great Britain. After thnt. the drawing of n treaty of arbi tration between the two countries will be only a matter of detail. There is now good reason, therefore, to believe that, to the triumph of the Monroe doctrine, already achieved, will very soon be added the settlement of the Guiana bound ary dispute, on the basis of fair dealing, as n substitute for the law of the stronger. Tho following impassioned oration is not, as tnleht be supposed, the proil uctlon of tho Hon. Gitmp Looncv of the lltclnr.ond Dlsiatch, but of tho Hon. Dodduu Smoii of the Kan'M Ctti Time r: "Without the capacity of the uphnlder of the houss ofCsrirr. but possessing tie duplicity and Ion cuu nln; of the adtlser of VAroixoN, coupled with the Sitjiulc tendencies of fiomlirrn Europe's middle aco MErmsioFHKUs, Jons Ship-UN was not by nature. Incllnluff, or education ntud for statesmanship In .1 rtpuhll- where the IntireMs of the people were para muunt tn all other conl Irrutlnns "A man whose emotional imtLrd was otxlCed ante cedent to his birth, whnfte heart does not belt oftenrr than once a month, who has neer felt a throb of p evure noratoueh of Jo), and whose blood runs cold, r than the waters that Ir.vn the shores or tho Arcili jk a' " The IIol. John SnriiMAN will feel at least one throb of plcasnro and one touch of Joy when he rends this crimron and purple ninMer piece of tho Hon. Doimkit .Snioo. The members of the I lrt Corps of Cadets hope .Incerely that Oor Woicott will (to to see rr si HHilJIcKlMkl ln urI. .1 slid He thf.ilnltli Uui. liotlon tilotr. Tho Cadets will Hood with clory any town they delen to visit, but It 1 doubtful If they will be allowed tu confer bllsH upon Vnhlnir ton. Mr. Woi.i'ott uould like toco, but tliero are many things to beconaldored. H wlltaeim almost wicked In liuvo the stuff nt home. Not only tho colonel-, but the rot nf Massachu setts would resent such nn instance nf necloct. On nti tccasion eu Imposing the best product nf the Slit to should be shown or nolhlnc should be ithonn. lint tliei Hon. ltom uH'oi.cott, ' proud nf hi foloneln as he is, I-u humane man and cannot forset Ills oblltriilina to do nothing to Injure tho crouds which W ill 111) tho streets of Waslilnstoii on Mnrch -I, Who enn tdl what awful lots of life would occur if the Mnsaachu- I eetts Colonels, rnorn plcnd!d and oppremlvo I thnti a tluiiHunil noons, ti'irst In tniolenihlo I tirlKhtnrsH upon the frightened1 multitude? If' tile sin ff fops It must prutniie to wear mnsks and mnckliito"ies. In tho Fourth ward Maktin 11. Maddbn will retire from ll. Council to become Uiiltsu hiatus Senator. Cmcjpti inrcii.criin. The Fourth ward of Chlcnco la a meat ward, and In the opinion of the littei-Ocmn the Hon, Maiit Maiiukn U n great man. He lias ulrendy been electod tfenntor by the infrr-Orrun, but for the take of form und regularity tho Illinois I.efflttlature will be asked 10 ratify thai election. Meanwhlle.lt Is a comfort for all admirers of new genius 10 he put In possisslou of tho facts that the Hon. M.Mir Maudes la an Ahleiniin and anornnnientof the Fourth ward of Chicago. He has made ample preparation for a great career. Huxley iintl Mlrnclr. To Tint Editor ok Tiik Se .sir; In somo respects I quite ajree with Willi vn I. Stoun's reply tu " Iloru Sense" as to "Ruzlcj's belief In miracles." I believe IhatUnxley was much less niutinallstlo than he Is frequently rrertllrd with having hei 11. still. I d pot think he bolli'ved In miracles as miracles, hut rnihnr as being wonderful oicurrences silentlflially io slble though not gen rally understood by men of science. If It Is true thai all things resolve themsrltes Into one rrlmordlal 1 uiuogencoui element, then It must be true that the only Ulltorinc.) bstnreu ufne and water Is In tho rate of trJrat0n 0f ttiatniiiri f which boUi nre composed. sAny one ln knons the rale of t ach and hns tt,e ponrr to chance them aould perform the miracle," It might beuddfil that Iluiley was almost a Theospphlii rather lliau a in tcrlallit. Inoneof his works he espressei heller In the possibility of there being "beings In thu untturse whomay leaainuoh tireater than man than mun u f renter than the black beetle." That Is what 1 umh r tand Theoaopblii; to elalin mahstmas to be, and u Tnsnsophlst would bo Juiuiled Iu claiming lluxlev i I J believer In these rnjsterlous men as fully us Mr 1 tone Is In regarding bint as a believer 111 miracles WiwTOBK.Dec. a. U. U Ktvrxnw. I What Hort or Pine HhnvlnKHt To TH Ennonor TUBujsir. Theru appeared In I to-day's lnue a letter by E. 8 E. regarding a remedy I lor baldness, the component parts of said remidy being alcohol and pine ..havings. rrhapafc.l. ;"lt stau if It makes any differ anoe wuas kind of pin Is used, aa tUere are seviral spoclts ul .Lis use lu this country, J. 11. W. 7. IMS. ( " J XXaLAND OHIUB PACiriO coAbt. Tit Irapreirmshle Defence TV hick Art B. Ins; Constructed nt Eeqntrannlt. VlCToniA, U. C, Dee. 7. Few Americans realize the Immense netlvlty now displayed by the British Government on tho Paclflo in oon struotlngnlinoitlmprc&nable defences at Eao.nl mault, D. C, on Vancouver Island. The works have been In progress for nearly four years, and aro far from bolng completed. Major Mulrhcad of tho ttoyal Engineers Is In ohsrge. lit start nlrpady constats ot 200 Royal Engineers. This forco will bo augmented In s tow days by 1G0 membors ot the same corps who arrived at Halifax last wcuk on tho Allan line steamer Carthaginian en route for Victoria via tho Canadian 1'aclllc Itallroad. With Victoria, Ksqulmault, or Vancouver as a base, a British fleet would bo tn a position to dispute. If not control, the entrance to 1'uget Sound, The slowness w Ith which the American seaboard defences In Washington and Oregon are being built leaves Seattlo and Portland In danger of a hostile Invasion. General Mlloa on his lost annual tour ot Inspection appreciated tbo efforts made by the J!rltlli tiovernrnent and laid great stress upon them In his report. Hoacon Hill, near the entronco to Victoria harbor. Iiasnheady been equipped with twelve Blj.lnch guns. The mniii defences, howover, nro nt Ksqulmnult, a t-hcltercd harbor three miles from Victoria. It Is the station ana rendeztous of the Pacific fleet. The entrance Is starculy a inllo wldo. The harbor Itself Is thiee miles long and two miles wide. It Is sur rounded by heavy ridges cotored with dense pine timber. In the hnrbor could be anchored thn entire British navy. At the western end Is the dry dock, constructed jointly by tke Im perial and Dominion Governments at a cost or JL'.SOO.OOO. It Is 408 feet long and has been pronounced the equal of the dry dock at Halifax. Major Mutrhcad's engineers will not complete, the works for at least two years. There Is a vnst sj alum of submarine mines and tunnels radiating from Oull Island near tho entrance, und extending under tho narrow entrance. Civilian nre not permitted to visit In tho neigh borhood, and tho plana aro kept a most pro found secret. Communicating with the de fences is n series of shore batteries equipped with, It Is said, forty or fifty of tho most modern guns, ranging from 211-ton guns to mortars. All the projectiles for the fleet are stored in three magazines nt a point near the Vlctorls road, Tho fortlflcntieiiBuud submarine works with the nrmauieat, according to n Canadian Parlia mentary return, have already cost 11.250,000. Of this one-fourth Is borno by Canada. Next In Importance In a strategical sense. Is Vancouver. 011 thn main land of British Colum bia, forty miles across the btralts. It Is tht western terminus of the Canadlau Pacific Rail road, and possesses a population ot 20,000. Here the proposed defences embrace submarine mines and shore batteries. Another vulnerable point, called Plumpers Pass, a narrow ship channel half way distint between Victoria and Vancouver, will alio bo protected. The British naval force in tho Paclflo waters just now. although not formidable. Is equal to the American fleet la the same waters. It Is composed of the Urn-class armored cruiser Royal Arthur (tlagjhlpi, tho third-class cruisers Comtis and Satellite, and three small sloop nnd gunboats. Tho reserve Is represented by the three fast tteamers of the Canadian Paclflo Railway, the Empress ot India, the Empress of China, and the Kmpress of Japan. They are engaged In tho Arlatlc trade. Their armament Is already in store at Ksqulmnult. The Royal Arthur Is a vessel of 7,700 tons. 12,000 horse power, and has a epecd of IU knots an hour, the carr'es oao C2-ton, twelve G-luch, twelve fl poundcr. come .')-pounders, nnd two torpedo tubes. The Comus Is only of 2.3S0 tons. She l armed with ten cinch guns and minor auxiliary armament. Thu Satellite has a speed of but m knots an hour. She carries two 0-iucli and six 5-inch pieces. The Public and the Parochial MebooU. To Tiir Editor or The Scn Sir; Although the Schuilers hadtndo with the founding of the republic. New York city Is, I think, tho last place to pretend to teach 'Americanism." It was conspicuous rn'her for Tor) lm than pat riotism during the Revolution, and many of Its "Vans " had to Ueo their nativeHndson In con sequence when the war was over. At the pres ent day I know of no town less American than New York. Still, there's the Public Education Association of tin: elt) chnoilngMrf. Schuyler Van Kencee lner for Its President, and lajlng down by her mouth the conditions necessary for inspiring the children of Immigrants with our national spirit, r-he is quoted in jour paper of the 21st lilt, as &aitg that "no t-chool that recog- M7e .1 particular creed or nation besides our own can Americanize our young." Now. I wajjcr neltner Mrs. Van Rensse laer nor any of her Hatavo-American ancestor ever attended other than a school established under the Influence of "a particular creed or nation besides our own " All the public schools of New York up in 1S40 or thereabouts, and In England up to lh70, were church or private schools. If she can be American In "plte of 1I1N, nay, een the choen champion of Amerlcnnlsm, why dots she libel the parochial schools? She never went to a public school, nor did her mother or her busbaud'b mother. They belong tn a rlrcle that prescribes public schooling for later arrivals, but will not condescoud toallnw their own rhlldren tn he educated by public ofll. c.als at the puMu' expense. l'e Uteri many years In New York State, nnd know thesv lanpic. U ml surprised at this woman's position, I am sorry to find a defender of the paiochial system enjoined by the " Haiti nnre Council of tho I'niliul.o Churili In the 1'nited States In I.SS4" hiding his nnino under the letters "Q. V." As youreelf said Htelr to another nnonjmous correspondent, "Is )io n-humrri?" Ldwaiiii MtSwri.w. Nbw Yoiik. Dee. 1. To Pint-tl the I'rrnch-Melct tn Frontier. P tills. Nov. 28. The French Government hating Iskon the neresary steps to protect Us northeastern frontier ag ilnst tho dancer threat eiuri by tlivetiuhlMimuit of tho tntnp at Klfen b rn on tho IVIgl.in frontier nf ficimany, is turning Its atttntlon to the protection nf Its gn-at natal urrennl at Cherbourg. Ills proposed tn form a great Intrenched rump In thn district N tween Volosnerand Cherbourg, and with this view t technical cotnmlss on is about tnexatniuo Hie question on the t.pot. The object of tho rrnpned tamp Is to pinleet Cherbourg from 11 pa-bible attack from the rear, anil to plat u the great depot ufrxphiMt tsimd piojccttlessituntril In the Nnrilonct valley near Martinxast, nt about 'h-i'o .ind a half miles fromthoaisen.il. btoiiil dnn.-ernf 11 coup do main. It would Pimm .iltM us a ra'hlnir point In case nf tho iV'ei lauding 01 a numerous hostile expedi ting Tie- di pots are In no danger from pro. Joi .n Hum ships of war, lining protected by a. hiuh lilil mat Mru'iin tho talln uliMi tuns pa 1 ,1 1 10 the roa-t, and Is too high to nlluw of 1.' n ' nm , iy modern gun pinsliignirr 11. But it ulil .. t he ItiinostlhU. fm a iniillng rxpe 1I1I 1 it to lake) mtnu unaware- and destroy the gir-it 11 intliy of rxplo-lvc kept In Horn, llm ei trenched ramp wlil-lt II Is now pro. pn-d tn cl ..diMi on the borders of the 111011 ili emcul of alogues and ('lierlmuig, will in future kirp an enemy at adlstiinre, iin.l trim, f.irm Hie northern extremity of l nieiitln Intoa litt e i.Hir.illiir, The rump would lm formed hv a eh i'i or redoubt. biistliitiH, anil forts placed hero and thereon tun heights ninimnnditig tho prlh -i il loads and llietnen and (Vmtniires r.i lwni lines. Itkformutloii mild also neteo nr lend to the riiti-irurllnn 'f now lines nf ix, epMnnul flruti-Kir Important e It is nut tn ha fi i,i en that (lei many nm now at nny nm 11 in. tn tine day, iisk mule in the North Sea ,iH, el 'fa dozen Iriinclada and flo cruiser',: at d fr mi 'orlHUouth a fnrniiilnlile Urol wllh a ,,,rp. .f debarkation might. In ia or trouble mil upland, make a descent unawares and ), v. l-'strnylng the mnguzuiieof explosives, ll.ii .ten the great naval port from the rear. flint in the SIiiynr-Neu Ciir for Clnnl. 1 , Tin-1 lUToiioir Tint Bui-.(r I seehyTintSis li iiornlr.g' that Mayor nil one cn-iteniplatc. try I ,B K ttier Knelpp's remedy for gnut. waltliu on i. lew J grass In thn early innrii before the sun l 1,1 mIi well In print, but Is rutlier heroic treat , for the Mayor of a great . itj. The ivrllir, a ii, -i ts jears of age, was foiinerly troubled with ,i,e gout Three years ago ha catigkt lha bicycle ffer and learned to ride. Vr much 10 his ur I ri' the gout iert blm. and he has not foil a twluge ut tl oh tnemj slues, ararimru. hob BAKDa Axn xns Bon oat. H A UvslyTussle Hetweea Man sad Beaat S flttadre Feet IIdtb 1b h Mine Shaft. H lYom the C'titlatut I'laln Healer. IV Bob Sands, boss of tho Buzzard mine nt OaX. 'H dale, lies nt home suffering from wounds nnd H braises received in a fight with a wildcat. Thai H he Is nllvo scums a little short of miraculous, H fordnrlng his tussle wrlth tho beast both toll r into a 100-foot alrshntt, LH He left home Friday morning to hunt qnnll H nnd as he did not return his wlfo gae the H. alarm and a se:rohltig party was formvd, H Crowds ot tvrentyflto each went lu different H directions, after agreeing to meet nt the Bus- H zard alrchatt at 2 o'clock. The men hod hunt- H ed ill night, whan Tom Wirt na'd ho thought he heard a noise In tho shaft and. going to the H opening, he peered down Into tho dark hclo. H lie heard a low moan coming from thu bottom H of the shaft, 100 feet holnw. Tho men could H not go down Into the shnf t, as there was no H ladder, so they ran to tho mouth ot tho mine, I one mile owny. When tho crowd arrived at tho mine Tom Wirt and lack Thomas hurst In H tho door by means nf a log. Ten men now Noluntcercd to cuter the mine W and go to the foot of tho alrsliuft This wns a m erv dangerous thing to do. a' tie re wis not a I lamp In the crowd. Tho men -.tumbled along I thinugh tho main entry In tin 'hikucu nnd hnd to stop several times t . 11, ' ba k hugs rats which live In tho inliic After wndlng through w ttei up to their W knees, they iu last came m tue toot of 'he M shaft, anil found the initio boss I iter on the ground. Hundreds ot rata ln"t ueie uniting M their chance to devour him ran anav as the V rescuing party npnrouuhed. 'Ihe utttortunata 9 mati was now lifted from the ground and laid fl on a wide bonrd. which wns nulled from a eur. 1 Tho party started toword the opening of the 1 mine, when Jack Thomas httituhled oer an ob- II Jcrt on tho ground. Tliomus stooged down and ' I to nla sururlte found what ho thought to bo a I hog. lut alter a moment's examination the I animal was found to le a wildcat. B When the party leached the opening the B mlno boss wns found to ' in a terrible nndl- I tlon. Ills fuoo was terriu.y cut, his (.lathes I nearly torn from his body, and he was very ,fl weak from loss of blood. Ml On tho wnv homo he told 'ho men of hi W awful adventure. He said that lm had hunted all day without much success, and on his way home stopped at tho mine to H'o if even thin. H was all right. Ho then started nver tho hilt toward the airshnft, and rcnUied It about 7 H o'clock In the evening. mi It was very dark, nnd he wns standing close I J to tho mouth of .he abaft, trying to think ot mm some plan to cover up the bole and still have U Br servo Its purpose. All nt once a rustling ot It the branches overhead aroused him, and sud- H denly n huge animal dropped ou his back and H began to tear at his fare and body. Ho grup- plod with the beast, and a terrible battle ensued. ; As the mine boas dropped his gun at tho Urst Hi attncK, tho animal bad the best nf the fight. Hi and In n short time man und beast wore on the ground, nnd every minute they rolled nearer to the opening. At last both fell over the K bank and were h dried downward to the bow H torn of the haft. They struck the ground. with the wildcat underneath, which saved tbs 9j man's life. The bosa will recover from his tembla m wounds, although the Bears will stay tor life. S nowAXixniAX killci) a auinzz. 3 A. Kent Trlcte la IVIilah Hn Hnd to Klatt f'S IlnTlas Hla Uead Mitten 00". k ' iVorn the San rrancUeo Chronicle. feJpU H. J. Barling, who is Identified with the sal. (mf mon Industry of Alaska as the owner of an 'I i extensive cannlno- plant at Karluk. Kadlalc 1 Island. Is among the arrivals nt the Palace 1 U Hotel. Mr. Barling brought down vrllb him I from Karluk some of the Unrest bear skins I ever seen in San Francisco. One of them, a i skin of an enormous grizzly, measures twelve 1 a feet from tip to tip. and together with sev- It eral other peltry of almost equal size. It forms ID an Interesting exhibit such as Is not to be seen 111 I everyday in San Francisco. Mr. lUrllnghas 111 a marvellous tale to relate of a native's way of In killing a bear. It Is this: 11 '"I here are nany grizzlies on Kadlak Island." Hfl said he, "oswillns alargenutrbcror cinnamon HB i bears. I was crulflnir around in a launch In T : en unfrequented coe one day when I spied QH two Immense grizzlies not very far up the ill creek, 'iliey wero so large that I did notcara HH i to go after t.icm. but when X got back to Ear- HHI luk I communlcatod the fact tn an Indian who enjoyed the reputation of being one of the H best bear hunters In tluit section. "Ad right,' ' H he said. "Well, you had belter hurrv up.' I J told him. Lecaue those bears won't stay there f very long.' 'I nsk mammy.' was his brlof re- Joinder. He was A2 jears old, but ho had to 1 ask his mother. She was the oldest woman In I the village, and her opinion cairled a gra I J,, n deal of weight. rr "Pret'y soon he started cross country after ' I,'. the bear, borne of the natives of KadiaJttua (M firearms on their hunting expeditions. This y fellow slmpiy armed himself with along spear. I , He greaed his head mid got to windward of ' the animal. Pretty soon be beard a tramping i In the brush, and knew that the prey was no- I oroachlng. lie dug n hole In the ground, plant U ed ono end of the pear firmly, with tho point l in the direction of the bear, and then crunched i down. The 1 est came along and licked the head of the Indian. With a rwift and dex- " t rous movement the natlvu cut a gash In the Lear's neck with the sharp apenr point. The ' angered animal drew back a fe.v yard and I maje a rush. He impaled himself on the j spear and all was over." j susnEAars. Ij Hidden nnter corn husks at Danlap, la watches enough to supply all his sons and their )i girls T,cre found bv a farmer shuckln' corn. ' It remained for a Houton, Tex., young woman 11 to use a hatchet for a can opener, an 1 she lost V four fingers of ono hand In the experiment. jn Several Instances aro reported frim Itlllidala ,-s county, sllch., of nclshbort turtilug out and ansk t log the corn and cutttug tlic voo! for farmers too fir 111 to do their own tvork. J nurKlars at Kingston. CmfirM, tried to blow I open a stfe door which was not lock?1..uid thrrragb. I faulty work only succeeded lu so damaging the door I that tt cotttd not tie opened at all. One of the relics of the rei cut rood along the me of the Northern Tin I fie and Great Northern r.a'lroads lu Washington u.i small hnune which sw.is upon a his cedar sttrti, fo i-toou nt lei out from Seattle. i Of n recei t ((in, 009 rtlpment nf gol I bullion frvin La I'sitimi mine, neir Yur a. ii , much was quartz geld that had average l &l in ounce, or en cents hlg icr than au.v prev i,iu ver ig- In the. Terrltor.v, It l said. Plphtlirrla neeosvitated the eioir- of schools nt Coljiubiis, Ind., Jtii.t abo.lt at lb" lime a ejrfew nrdluauec went li.t,i cfTeet. A tn k' Lorlng news, paper ssld that Cnhtnite.i,. arno ,1. :e t Mhdnglo have been the cau.e of the pread of the dtiesse. Almist all of the SC.ono npi riprlAte t by tha State of Iowa tor the pit) n.eet of the extremes of member or the Seeon t ant l.url Infir.try Itegl. tneiltH, who vvc re cotnpelle 1 to ehllige tlielr gray uniforms in blun one dialng tie en y days of the war. lie ul. dunned In the s:nt, Ir. i,ur. Foreign nten of Ite it latere!. Archbishop Pcmon's life Is to be written by hli sot, tin. Author of "Undo." l.uilwU 1'srnayl.ai returned fo tho sti'e, open lug with "I-enr" ncentiy lu lierliu. II Ten tlnusand MeyeUs aro tn b b.vught by tha (IB Ilrltlvh post Office for tro use nf currhrj. gu Verdi Is at work on ah orator, o v keep hlmtclf yH bij. lit denies that he ha i nil) intention of writ. 'fe lm: an opera. I llnsslul's nrlr.lual innntMcrlpt of "Wllllsm Tell," I bnuii I In four volutins, wa noil for s.Tt'J franca i recently at tlir Hotel Uruunt In I'arli. Kudl) Soldenc. slmio troupe of Urltlsh blondes decimated the lolhrfc clashes of twenlv ears ago, l writing her tl.eatrtcsl and i.itn.1 al ree Elections, A Wnrirmourg par(h print, having collected 0,000 pounds nf postage Mainp lu ei.;nteon )carst lia ml I ihe lot fur .1,000 unit ,,'trcii Hie money to rharlt). Capt. Slacrcady, snt.ngest on of the tragedian, after winning the Tel el Kehlr cl i: for gillautry 111 tho K')litl.lll CJtlll JiM. I derti.,rliu I'd- - as a amateur actor st Aberilien, 1 o Feng I,n, the lu;ciiluu Interpreter wh.i trans lated or mado up I 1 Hutu Plitiiy I t' leeches during hl ncent tour, hat been appoint si Chi. ueiie Auib issador to Fiutlaud Ihwn has selected the reillttlo lltte In'm Oa. . hrlcl Ilorliiir.u" for his new Ifi), vv hli h u about lo be published lu five languages at out. Niwcg!an, I'ulli.h, I'rench, nirui.ui, and Hu-.i in. Ardeauii), county Limerick, una curious evo tlon recently. Tho Anglican r,et" ' tUi nlc hud bien proved guill) nf h-rn) i i r '-eueral S)nnd of Ihe Church of Ireland und nud In en or 9 lerod toglvu up his lvn j-. Il'irif I homed it J t nlnn Jack over the win", " " ' ,""tets ,'Jfl against the way he wn iie.if I t ' mills, IIJ barrnadud lha hn.i.e, an I ! i n d re- H Ut. Ihe SlierllT uil I nl Imi" never got la H Ihenugli a window, when me i. - nan 'inlstly H walked out of the front door, i i lu I aek hag pj ono shoulder and a paresi of bosks under tue vtMt H aria H I BSSSSSSSSSSSSS1