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1 7 J ' ' ' f , TBDOtiN; FRltmrJimt) A 1897. - ' - -
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1807.
iaaaerlptleae by Mull Fart-rald.
DAILY, per Month 90 no
DAILY, per Tear a 00
SUNDAY, per Year too
DAILY AND SUNDAY, per Month ?0
FotUf to foreign countries added.
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. tf cmr frUeUl u-ho favor tctth manvtcrtptt for
.jE publteatton rtN to have rejected article returned,
98 then mtut in all eaut tend ttanplfor that purpoee.
m !
hm Tho Political Situation.
jwf' Tho political situation continues to be
pp madolnterestlng and almost unprecedented
i- by de'rclopmcnts In different parts of the
1.. Union showing that tho readjustment of
jfe party Jlncs which took place last year Is to
jF bo maintained perhaps permanently, and
&, that tho political changes In consequenco
j of It are to become oven mora radical and
S&, complete than has been supposed.
Tho tariff discussion now proceeding In
'jn the Senate, and incidentally In tho news-
:W papers ol all parties and all parts of tho
'L' Union, Is making It manifest that a revision
J1- of public sentiment with regard to the sub-
MS' ject is occurring, which promises to rcmovo
m' that vexatious and wearisome question as
fj, a foremost Issuo of party strife. Tho two
j5 great parties aro now nearer together, so
Mi far as tho tariff is concerned, than over
9ft before in their htBtarv, It is (lis-
S cussed with a temporatencss and a
? fairness previously unknown In tho
j- history of our politics. Democratic news
5JE papers, of course, have not lost their alert
mL ncss in taking advantage of such oppor
raL tunlties for tactical party purposes as tho
Hfc debate In tho Senato offers ; but it is obvious
H! that they are not relying on them as of any
jM;' great importance for use In tho political
JKs contests to come. They recognize, ns all
3JK discerning men must recognize, that there
jflr Is no sharp lino of division between the two
Sw parties on that question. They see that
L thero is no difference of principle between
'J&. them as to the tariff which indicates that
'jjs'; It can again, at least in tho near future, bo
ras come a dominant issuo of politics.
!' Tho sectional division of sentiment as to
'JK free trade and protection has also proctl
ak cally disappeared. Pride of opinion may
$jK to some extent attempt to keep it up, but
M the efTort no longer Is animated by sincere.
MtS conviction. Tho actual and substantial
agi agreement on tho tariff Is much greater
Ks. than old disputants, whoso great busi
as ncss in life was to prevent it, wish
3jE to believe. Practically they have them
SSg selves given up tho contest, though
JK- they arc loath to confess or even to ac
TjK1 knowledge to themselves that their occupa
wfc tion is gone. Tho creation of a dlstlnc
ugj, t ively protective tariff having been the prac
W tlcal result of the election in 1802, al
M though the Democratic platform denounced
flfr protection as pernicious and unconstltu
Jfjl tional, has had tho natural consequence of
jST:- opening the eyes of the pcoplo at last to the
'ML fact that Democratic denunciation of a pro
'flr tectivc tariff amounts to nothing, is a mere
XL pretence. It shows that there Is no gen
)& eral and homogeneous Democratic opposi
ng tion to protcctionbut that really that pol-
Icy is Democratic as well as Republican,
w" and therefore it affords no opportunity for
Bp an honest and square Issue between them.
8L So far as the tariff goes there is, then, no
r justification for a separation between the
ay two parties. Practically they are one in
fit, their views of a general tariff policy, and
3g even as to particulars thero is no difference
M between them which is made by opposing
'& principle. To the extent that the tariff
Jf, fight continues, It is kept up only ho
is' cause of a past habit of fighting
jj, over the question, not because there Is
JR really anything to fight over now. On
jK all sides, In every part of tho Union, the
W' popular desire, without regard to partisan
S prejudices, is that the Tariff bill now under
Jfc discussion shall be passed as speedily as
SJ possible. All hands aro impatient of the
S vain and captious efforts at delay and ol
3L struction made by spiteful Mugwumps al
Jg most exclusively. Tho people, business,
? trade, and industry are anxious to havo
:JK the tariff question settled and out of
tyjt the way. They ore tired of It. Its
jff long and purposeless discussions have
SR brought only disaster. Legislation has
sf simply been travelling around a circle.
? Tho frco trado talk was cither a wasto of
alp breath or sheer humbug ; but It has caused
'JK dangerous discontent and produced calnm-
: ltous business and Industrial confusion.
Jb Tho result has proved that tho American
$L pcoplu want the policy of protection ; and
jjt that it will remain as the fixed American
jF policy until thero comes a substantial agree-
35? ment that it is no longer profitable.
Tiic lino of separation between the Demo-
crallcnnd Republican parties duo to the
W tariff, having been obliterated, whore, then,
Jt and what Is the line separating them t It
M would be childish for them to fight over tho
pretence that a dead issuo Is alive. Tho
W Issue must bo real and vital aud apparent
tt to tho intelligence.
K Such an issue was unquestionably raised
i by the Chicago platform, and It Is now tho
I m only Issue dividing political opinion and
I i sentiment In this republic. Nominally it
j 58,' Is tho Democratic Issuo, for It was put for-
1 W ward by more than two-thirds of a Demo-
'I?- cratlc National Convention empowered and
J F alone empowered to express the prlnci
15 pics, policy, and desire of tho Dem-
ocratle party. Officially there Is no
M Democratic party outside of tho or
$ ganlratlou which proclaimed the Chicago
3 platform as ItH standard of political faith.
Si Whoever dissents from that standard and
JT rejects 1 1, Is no longer a Democrat, accord Ing
'JL to tho existing aud official definition of
'j Democracy. He may havo been a Democrat,
M hut ho ceases to be a Democrat as measured
m by Hint standard, until it has been do
it stroyed and another substituted which
Wh shall be expressive of his political prlncl-
!ples and convictions.
Will another be adopted and when may
the requisite aud radical transformation
bo expected ? Thero Is no reason to expect
any such change until after the issues
raised at Chicago have been settled In 1000.
They, and they alone, must continue to
causo the separation of parties until they
have been fought out. It Is useless to look
for any other dividing lino In politics, use
less to hope for It, until then. The hetero
geneous political elements brought to
gether in support of tho Chicago plat
form last year are still cohesive. Their
union grows stronger rather than weaker.
The silver Republicans, lately in session
at Chicago, are still firmly in allianco
with the Democrats of tho Chicago platform
and with the Populists. No signs of any
disruption appear In the combination which
gave 13UYA.N 0,300,000 votes in Novcm-
ber. The Democratic- conventions ot States
and minor political divisions are support
ing that platform with even greater de
termination than they showed last year.
Somo Tammany Hall leaders In this city
havo been disposed to cater to tho convic
tions ot the honest Democracy ot the old
time standard, with a view to getting their
help In gaining control ot the Greater Now
York ; but their dalliance has cost them
dear. They have chilled tho enthusiasm ot
tholr most numerous following merely by
considering a proposition to "ignore" tho
Chicago platform; and It has become evident
to them that they cannot kindle tho flro of
feeling necessary to givo vigor to tho Tarn
many campaign unless they cease from
such trifling with tho most IntcnBO desire
of their 1315,000 voters of last November.
Their only chance ot winning tho election
next November lies In bold and defiant
Bryanlsm. Otherwlso thero will bo ruinous
division, apathy, recrimination, rebellion.
Tho developments of tho political situa
tion are therefore Indicative ot tho preser
vation ot tho solidity of tho Bryan combi
nation on ono Bide, and tho clearing away
of all obstacles to tho union of tho opposi
tion. There is one great political Issue
only. It Is tho issuo of tho Chicago
platform, and with reference to it there
can bo only two parties: tho Chicago De
mocracy on one Bide, and on tho other all
Republicans and Democrats who aro for
the rights of property and tho preservation
ot civilization. The sooner this opposition
faces that certainty and that necessity, and
gets together cordially and determinedly,
tho brighter will bo tho political outlook.
Tho Democrat lo party t There is now no
gcnulno Democratic party, and there can bo
none until this Issuo Is settled.
If tho principle of making a tariff for
rovenuo only, on which tho Democrats
carried tho national election of 1802 and
mado Gnovcn Cleveland President for a
second term, hod been honestly and logi
cally applied by those to whom tho people
committed tho power of legislation, tho
tariff law would now bo substantially as
I. All good broutht Into the United State from
anj other country ahall par a custom! duty of 0 per
cent, ad ralorem.
II. There ahall be no free 1U. Brerrthlnt shall
paj 40 per cent, ad valorem.
This would have been a consistent and
respectable tariff ; and it would have sup
plied revenue enough.
But the men to whom power was In
trusted to make a tariff for rovenuo only,
proved themselves to be Impostors and hum
bugs. Instead of a Binccre revenue tariff,
they mado a bastard tariff for protection
and a deficit. Thoy covered themselves with
shamo and contempt, and they destroyed
the Democratic party. Thoy can never re
cover, but perhaps tho Democracy may yet
rise again.
Tho Diagonal Armor.
It is strange to find the contractors for
tho now battleships and the armor makers
more watchful for public needs than Con
gress itself. The armor makers havo sub
mitted a proposition to furnish tho diagonal
armor needed for the Illinois, Alabama, and
Wisconsin at tho price per ton which Con
gress may allow, and thoUnlon Iron Works
has made a like proposal.
The turret and side armor will not be re
quired for these vessels until well along in
next year ; but tho diagonal armor should
bo at hand to go into them next month or
the month after. If the builders are ready
to put It in position, and tho armor Is not
furnished, they will have a claim for
damages against the Government. It Is
with the purpose of saving the latter, as
far as possible, from penalties, that tho
armor plants and also one of tho thrco
shipbuilding firms have made their new
proposals. That of the San Francisco firm
is perhaps specially noteworthy, as bring
ing up the old question of making con
tracts for tho armor as well as for other
parts of the ship with tho builders.
But there is no reason whatever why
Congress should not decide tho whole armor
question forthwith. Surely the Rouse has
abundant leisure, and the Senate finds
time during its discussions of tho Tariff
hill for various other matters of urgent im
portance. Tho armor for tho battleships Is
such a matter, since each day's delay may
prove a needless waste of money In penal
ties. Secretary L0N0 has advised Congress
to end tho whole business by Increasing the
maximum price for armor to $42S a ton,
and this should bo dono forthwith.
No Reciprocity with Canada Possible.
In an interesting article contributed to
tho June number of tho North American
Ilrvieic, Mr, John W. Russkli, discusses
tho trado relations of the United States
with tho Dominion, and expresses tho re
gret said to be felt by Canadian Liberal
statesmen that a treaty of reciprocity be
tween tho two countries seems Impractica
ble. What is needed from Canadian states
men is not regret for tho Impossible, but a
frank submission to the Inevitable.
Mr. Russell Is qulto right in recog
nizing that a reciprocity treaty between
tho United States and the Dominion is un
attainable, except upon conditions to which
Canadian legislators seem as yet unwilling
to subscribe. The Hltt resolution, which
embodied a project of commercial union. Is
dead and beyond tho hope of resurrection
on this side of tho border; and wo learn from
tho author of tho article, In tho lieriew that
It would never havo been accepted by the
Canadian Government and people. Tho
only possible principle, which tho United
States would even entertain as forming tho
basis of a reciprocity treaty, was announced
by Mr. Blainr In his report to the Senato
dated April 15, 1802. Therein he said
that a reciprocity convention, to bo In the
least acceptable, would have to be exclusive
In Its application to the United States
and Canada, and that other nations, not
parties to It, Great Britain, for oxamplo,
could not be permitted to enjoy gratuitous
ly tho favors which tho two neighboring
countries might reciprocally concede to
each other for valuable considerations and
at a largo sacrifice of tholr respective
revenues. Mr. Russell declares that no
arrangement Involving a common tariff for
tho two countries as ogalnBt the rest of the
world would be considered at Ottawa;
neither would a discrimination against
Great Britain. He does not expect, there
fore, that the Washington Government
would give a favorable hearing to proposals
which did not meet all the conditions Im
posed by Itself, or lu other words by the
contracting party which, In any scheme ot
reciprocity, must bo preponderant.
The feeling of the American people In
regard to reciprocity with Canada has far
passed tho point where even the principle
outlined by Mr. Blaine would be accepted
as the basis of an international agreement.
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This, also, Is clear to Mr. Rubsxix; he per
ceives that wo hare advanced to a stago ot
opinion and resolve where we look upon a
modification ot tho , Dominion's political
status as tho Indispensable prerequisite for
the frco access of Canadian products to tho
markets of tho United, States, Ho sees
that in effect wo now say .to the. Canadians:
" Put an end to your connection with tho
Old World, and nccopt unreservedly tho
democracy of the Now; dlssolvo your re
lation as the western arm of an empire
which ought not to havo voice or direction
on this continent; lcavo feudalism and Its
hereditary rank and precedence on tho soli
where they havo grown. Do this, or you
shall not havo admission to tho markets of
the republic Wo do not wish our business
relations with you to bo in any way compli
cated or conditioned by your political relv
tlons with a foreign State."
Mr. Russell understates tho truth when
ho owns that these views havo a numerous
following. Their following may bo Justly
described not merely as numerous, but as
well-nigh universal. Ho Is mistaken in as
serting that theso views do not stand for
" tho sanity" of tho best American thought,
and that If opinions wcro "weighed instead
ot being counted" tho opposition to reci
procity with Canada would scorn less for
midable. Wo know whorcof wo speak
when we aver that all the thought which
deserves to bo called American is arrayed
against reciprocity with tho subjects of a
European power, and that only tho thought
which deserves to be thus called, has any
weight In our republic
England In Africa,
By latest accounts, tho Transvaal war
....A. ! rru t n iln.pn In TnrvtMntl In.
various points of difference between tho
English Government and President Kltt)
OKn having either been settled between
Mr. Ciiamiikhlain and Dr. Leyds, tho
Transvaal Secretory of State, or bclna In a
fair way of settlement. The visit recently
paid by Dr. I.eyds to England gave Mr.
Ciiam.ueiu.aix an opportunity of studying
tho personality of tho man, and tho re
sult was that tho English Colonial Secre
tary camo to the conclusion that it was
better to remain on good terms with a
State guided by such men as President
Knt'osn and Dr. Leyds, than run the risk
of a conflict that might wind up by tho sub
stitution of tho flag of the United States ot
South Africa for the Union Jack of Eng
land. The entente is said to havo been ar
rived at over a comfortable littlo dinner
given to Dr. Leyds by Mr. Chajibeulain,
nt which Sir William HAncounr and
other leading members of Parliament ot
both parties wcro present.
What tho exact motives for this sudden
change of policy and the abandonment ot
tho hectoring tone of tho English Colonial
Office toward tho Boer republic are, should
not be difficult to Imagine; how far they
aro sincere Is another matter. Whatever
they are, the English Government will
havo to see to it that tho Rhodesian
methods toward a friendly State are
abandoned ; and the Transvaal and Orango
Free State will havo tho opportunity of
strengthening themselves against unjust
aggression. In averting a conflict, how
ever much ho had right on his side, by
wise and not humiliating concessions and
In tho faco of the complete moral discom
fiture of his opponents, President Knt'onn
has justified Prince Bisha tick's description
of him as among the greatest ot living
natural statesmen.
While, howover, tho English Government
has shown itself yielding and diplomatic
in the south of Africa, preparations for a
forward movement on tho Nilo within tho
next few weeks are reported. The ques
tions that have arisen in the region of tho
Soudan and tho neighboring country
of Abyssinia during tho past twelve
months, are complicated and perplex
ing. Tho English mission to Abyssinia is
on Its way back to tho coast of tho Red Sea,
but as yet nothing is made public about its
results, while it is stated, on apparently
good authority, that the French havo se
cured the concession for tho construction
of a railway from their port of Dji
bouti to Harrar, at the foot of tho
Abyssinian Highlands. Tho Italians are
said to 1)0 ready to withdraw from the
lostpointsbf importance remaining tothem
of their acquisitions on tho Red Sea, but the
difficulty is to whom will they hand them
over. In tho settlement of thrso various
questions between tho different aspirants for
predominance on the Upper Nile and on tho
Red Sea coast, diplomacy will find somo
things hard of solution. England, however,
has her hands freer for dealing with them
by having the Transvaal trouble out of tho
way; and a rumor that the squadron lately
assembled at Dclagoa Bay had orders to
proceed north within easy reach of the Red
Sea, may have some connection w 1th com
ing ecnts in that neighborhood.
Branding tho Heals.
With less than two months left before
ocean sealing again becomes lawful, and
with Great Britain refusing to ngrco to a
modus vlvendi under which all sealing
shall be prohibited this year in Behrlng
Sea, our Government lias now to determine
what steps It will take next.
When tho Senato was considering re
cently tho appropriation of tho IIouso bill
for Investigating tho seal fisheries, Mr.
PETTinnEW proposed, as a substitute, to
attempt to negotiate forthwith with Great
Britain, Russia, and Japan for tho proper
protection of tho seals, and In tho event
of reaching no agreement, to kill all the
seals that should come to the Pribylov Isl
ands, and sell tho skins for tho reimburse
ment of tho Government's expenses.
This substitute was thrown out on a point
of order, and accordingly thero Is no au
thority for such a course, and there will be
none unless Congress should grant it before
adjournment. It is said, howover. that
our Government has decided to carry out
this year on a largo scale tho practlco of
branding tho fomalo Beats, and that It will
avail Itself ot an electrical process of brand
Inc which will tro far toward removing the.
objection of great labor and cost.
Tho Government expert, Dr. Jordan, has
been cited In Congress as favoring the
devlco of branding, In preferenco to de
stroying tho whole herd. Its purpose Is, by
rendering the skins of tho females worth
less to tho hunter, to ruin pelagic sealing.
It Is well known that a great part of tho
seals taken by vessels In Bebring Sea aro
females that swim out from tho Pribylov
Islands to get food, Tho theory Is that, by
extensive branding, so much of the catch
of the pelagic hunters will become worth
less as to make tholr work In Behrlng Sea
a loss, and thus to drlvo them out ot the
Whether tho Government will be vindi
cated by results in adopting this policy can
hardly be forecast; but It evidently depends
on the principle that desperate ills justify
desperate remedies. Not a single seal the
less would be killed, presumably, until the
hoped-for abandonment of nelaglo sealing
occurred ; and meanwhile, apparently, there"
would be more seals than over killed in tho
opon sea, in order to make good season's
catches, tho branded animals being thrown
out and not counting. Senator Pkukiks
of California considers that the branding
Bcheme Is practicable, but Senator Mono ah
has oxpresscd tho opinion that it would bo
difficult to carry Into effect, and would
causo great complications.
It will perhaps turn out to be true that,
If tho branding remedy should bo carried
far enough to causo serious troublo to tho
pelagic hunters, and yet not far enough to
forco thom to abandon tho Industry, wo
should bo accused of stimulating a greater
slaughter of the seals under tho gulso of pro
tecting them. And ono difficulty seems to
Iks that thero will bo a considerable margin
to ovcrcomo in tho profits before tho pelagic
hunters are driven out by the branding
dovico. Mr. PETTlonEW'fl recent figures
show that, In 1800, sealskins "sold for
$7.8 apiece. They cost tho captors $1 to
92 apieco, according to size. Tho cost for
transportation to London and sale there
was $1.B0 to $2 apieco," and, in short, ho
reckoned a net profit ot about $.1 each.
Yet this experimental remedy of brand
ing, with all its doubts and drawbacks,
seems to bo tho only ono now in sight.
Our Tea Imports.
Despatches from Toronto say that the
new Tea Inspection law of Congress has
already resulted In sending to Canada largo
quantities of adulterated tea which had
been rejected at our ports, and the fear is
expressed that tho Dominion will become
chandlsc As it is an early day for develop
ing this result, the report may be exaggerat
ed. Yet it would bo a natural and bandy
way of disposing of cargoes unable to pass
the inspection.
There has been considerable discussion as
to the effect of tho now law on our own Im
portations. Tho view of somo experienced
merchants was that there would be an in
crease of imports under the new rules, since
tho assurance that all teas admitted aro
pure and wholcsomo will tend to increase
tea drinking. On the other hand, it has
been suggested that average prices would
be higher, and hence thero would be a de
crease of tea drinking among those who
con only afford the cheapest grades. Hence,
even if the average value of tho imports
should increase, tho grass quantity ot im
ports would perhaps fall off.
But In-this as in other matters calcula
tions have been disturbed and rendered un
certain by tho new Tariff bill. It Is said
that the possibility of a duty on teas In
that measure hastened importations, and
from Buffalo, for example, assertions have
come that the imports for May exceeded in
quantity those for the first five months of
last year. It Is truo that May is a great
month for importations, but tho total im
ports at that point up to Juno 1, accord
ing to the figures given, ore more than one
half in excess of last year's for the corre
sponding months.
Tho Rejected Pan.
A largo piccoof sculpture, a figure of Pan,
by Georoe Giiey Barnard, reported to be
meritorious, was recently offered to tho
Park Board by tho estate of the late Al
fred Cornino Clark, and rejected for
reasons that command tho approval of
all well wishers of tho Pork. It was
offered on condition that it should be put
in the Central Park ; and It was this that
prevented its acceptance.
There is no place where it could be placed
In the Park to the Park's advantage. The
spirit of the placo Is scarcely In harmony
with such an object, and the pressure of
enlightened interest In this pleasure ground
is rather in the direction of eliminating cer
tain unfortunate pieces of statuary already
there than of admitting others. Presi
dent McMillan expressed It when he said:
"We do not want to overcrowd tho Park
with statues." It Is conceivable, of course,
that statues might yet bo placed there;
but it t a good rule that tho Park Board
has adhered to in this case, and they de
serve praise accordingly.
Like numerous other things. Pan was
not offered from the unqualified wish to be
stow a work of art upon tho city of New
York, but partially to please tho giver's
fancy for having his gift associated with
the Central Park. That great placo Is full
of allurement for every scheme of sculpture.
Every body of citizens who would like to
erect a monument to some favorite public
character would like to put it in the Park ;
and everybody who has a statuo to give
away would lie pleased to seo It there. With
some givers the desire for this gratification
is stronger than the desire to makothc gift.
New York has thousands of acres of park
land yet to be developed, where such things
as this Pan might bo placed without much
detriment. Wo commend tho Park Board
heartily for refusing it under the circum
stances, and wo suggest to tho director of
tho Clark estate that he gives twico who
gives without condition.
Tho Number of Holes.
A golfer here considers a detail of the
coming championship tournament:
To tiik Kmtob or Tiik Sun Sir: Will you kindly
let mn know whether tho championship are to be
playod almllar to tho manner In which they Mere
Iilajotl at Southampton, namely, 3) to qualify, fol
lowed hy a ahort game of IRholra. If ao. It aeeraa to
me that It 1. not a fair test, as was Illustrated by the
reoent defraU In tho Raltuirot tournanient, and alto
the defeat on the part of Hilton abroad In the ama
teur championships In the early part of the games,
who afterward won the open championship of 7a
hole by a remarkable score. My Idea It that tin boles
Is the least that should bo played, inau against man.
The amateur championship for 1807 will
be placd this 5 car iu Chicago upon tho
same plan as that adopted at Shlnuecock last
year. Thero will bo a preliminary round
ot lilt holes, medal play, to dctermlno tho
sixteen players eligible for the competition
proper; then of thoso match play at 18
holes will eliminate tho losers, and at tho
closo tho two Biirvlvors will play a match
of 30, It Is a good plan, even though less
perfect than it might be.
Our correspondent's comparison of Hil
ton's defeat for tho amateur championship
of Great Britain and his victory in the
open tournament a fow weeks afterward
raises tho old Issue between medal or
stroke play and match or hole play, and
the occasion for discussing that question is
not at hand. With match play, however,
used for tho amateur championship here and
abroad, 30 holes for each individual con
test takes too much time. At Shlnuecock
last year to pair off the sixteen sur
vivors of the preliminary round In matches
at 18 holes, took three good days to de
cide. Thlrty-Blx holes for each contest
would require much longer. Under that
system the winner would play from first to
last 180 holes, a test more ot physical en-
durance, perhaps, than of actual ability at
golf. Since thobeat player may always bo put
out by accident in a 30-holo round, as In an
18-holo round, It Is proforablo, all things
considered, to faco tho rubs ot fortune and
to abide by tho plan as It is.
A Dictator Runs an Exposition.
So serious aro tho troubles that havo
grown out ot tho International Exposi
tion in tho republic ot Guatemala that
President Bxnmos has had to assumo tho
powers of a dictator in order to put an
end to them. Tho Exposition is held at
tho capital; It was opened with pomp in
March last; It has been In bod luck over
slnco then, for tho reason that tho receipts
havo fallen far below tho expenses. As it
had boon got up by President BAnmos,
ho pledged tho credit ot tho Government
for Its support. In a fow weeks the public
funds were exhausted; tho banks wcro
askod for a loan, In return for tho priv
ilege of suspending specie payments; tho
suspension caused a run on tho banks; thero
was a financial panic; tho officials ot tho
Government could not get their salaries;
the natives got Into a state of excitement;
there was danger for tho Exposition and
greater danger for the Government. There
was talk of revolution.
At this juncture President Barrios has
taken hold of things In tho Central Ameri
can way. He has proclaimed himself dic
tator In tho republic Ho can now fix up
things, get funds, pacify tho natives, boss
the banks, hold down the Government, pay
his Ministers, and run the Exposition. He
is master of tho situation.
Wo do not know that thero ever has been
another occasion upon which a dictator
ship grew out of an Exposition.
A few days ago The Sun printed what
were understood to be somo remarks concern
ing Mr. Cleveland, tljo sold standard and tho
silver men, uttered by the Courier-Journal ot
Loulavlllo and, as we had reason to understand,
by the Atlanta Journal, ot which thoIIon.ItOKE
Smith is tho reputed boss. Since then wo have
received tho following telegram from Mr. Smith:
"To Tin. Editor or The 811 Sir; In your Issue of
yesterday you copied and editorially commented upon
an editorial on llr. Clevklayti which you attribute to
the Atlanta Journal and to myself. The editorial
which you copied was not written by me. It did not
appear In the Atlanta Journal, It waa published by
the Atlanta Constitution, which has (or years attacked
Mr.CLrvxLUD. It waa copied In the CourUr-Journal
and f elaely attributed to me. The CourUr Journal cor
rected the mistake which It made. I ask that you
publish this telegram with fair prominence.
"ATLiXTA, Oa.. June V. IIou Sunn."
We correct the mistake as it has been already
corrected by the CourUr-Journal, nnd we con
fess sorrow at the discovery that the Atlanta
Journal didn't say what we had been told it
sold. It had exhibited apparently on tho Hon.
Hoke Smith's part a blissful emancipation from
a very foolish and very bad old connection, and
that statesman puts back Into the unknown and
the dark tho question of wbcro in the Mugwump
evil tho Hon. Hoke Smith Is at. Alas, there
fore, the great Hokesmlth mystery is still on.
The Hon. Roger Quari.es Mills was in
flno lung? Wednesday, and ho made the Senato
chamber ring, and scared even tbo usually philo
sophic paces. Ho basted, lambasted and lnmb
sklnncd plutocracy in his most active manner. In
fact, plutocracy may consider itself aa finally
smashed. Ho toro the tariff to pieces. Ho threw
pictures of Its abominations upon the stercopti
con. "Against this stupendous system ot legis
lative robbery and rnplno" he protested In his
best style. With his wonted (rood taste, ho
lugged in the daughters of plutocrats. "When
tho vast fortunes had been built up, theso
daughters w ere put on tbo market, hawked and
peddled, sold for princesses," and so on.
Sir. Blake's tiger was a piece of stovo black
ing in tho forests ot the night compared
to Mr. Mills ejaculating these remarks. Rooer
always did hate a Custom House and a pluto
crat is cold polbon to him. His tears must havo
sounded like Niagara when he shut himself oft
In a grand propt:tlc outburst over the decay of
democratic simplicity, and foresaw the future
historian writing of " The Decline and Fall ot
the American People."
Mr. Mills ought to lot himself out more freely
and frequently. A nice bird, but too reticent, as
tho man said of the guinea hen.
People in search ot tho old-time sticklers
for conventionality, who regarded tho bicycle as
abroach of decorum, HI find a great many of
them on Klvcrsldo Drive or tho Boulevard on a
fine day. About two-thirds of tho dignified gen
tlemen In New York, who, less than a year ago,
stoutly protosted against cj rline and scowled nt
tho wheelman's pump-handlo uso of his legs,
wear scorching uniform and spurt along the ave
nue like full-fledged wheelmen. All doubt ns to
tho cj cling clerg) man's ability to confront his
flock with a proper degree of soberness and self
possession has been rcmo eil. Judges no longer
docm wheeling hurtful to their Judicial serenity,
and the gentleman of leisure Is ns fond ot his
"blko"ns the most crook-backed 6corchcr In
town. Tho pedestrian who once snoro nt tho
sight of a wheelman Is now a steel frame strad
dlcr hlmrelf, and says "Steady, there! " as ho
pins past n clumsy rider in his course. Tho
great army of wheelmen Is being enlarged con
stantly by men of age, distinction, and position.
Wo report as opportuno tho opinion ot
Mr. CiiAStr Clark, found in tho riwir-cmo-erat,
upon tho recent extraordinary election In
the First Missouri Congress district:
"I feel Jubilant over the result, and erery Demo
crat In America should rejotre, for It shows that wo
have the Republicans on the run. It was a square,
knock-down flRht on the ltneeof the Chicago platform.
The Democrats electcil their man by a plurality of
,4301 but tho most encouraging feature of the vic
tory la that the Democratic candidate at the special
election Tuesday won by a plurality larger by 705
votea than that of the Democratlo nomlneo at the
regulsr election last fall.
"Nor was the Democratlo gain confined to the rural
precincts. In Hannibal, a placeof 0,000 Inhabitants,
the largest city In the district, the Democratlo Tote
waa Increased by 06.
"The Republicans were sullen, disheartened, and
either atayed at home In large numbers or voted for
the Democratlo nominee. It was a famous victory,"
And tho Now York Goo (loos want to run awny
for tho grand combination plcnlu ot tho Elect
Non-partisans nnd tho Predestined Sclf-Admlr-ers.
Those Goo Goos aro bad boys.
Can it be true that tho cattle raisers and
shcop reisers In western Kansas nro offering a
bounty of $11; for tho scalp and right forefoot
of over' wolf duly slain, nnd that equally at
tractive rates nro quoted for tho spoils ot
whelps I Hato wolves tho lmpudenco to rniso
their fcoblo notoin a Populist rcserrot It this
cry of wolf bo true, then Kansas will soon bo
,ui, v, u miiiuva Hiiu nun uusia, IJlorO
must bo good money in raising wolves at $12 a
head, and perhaps artificial wolf scalps and front
forofeot can bo producod by tho Ingenious.
Hero's to lbs City r Nenburgb.
To Tits' Editor or The Box Sir; It has been no
ticed for some little time back that The 8cx Is drop
pine from the word " Newburgh" the anal lettor " h."
The people ot this city feel very mueh aggrieved at
the attempt to apeU the name or the city without the
letter " h." Some time ago you may have noticed the
aggressive light made with the rostomce Depart
ment In regard to thts matter, the outcome of whlih
was a victory for the peoplaof this city. Iiuslnras
men refused to accept stamped envelopes with the
word " Newburgh" abbreviated, ao Intense did the
feeling become over the matter, TmBvi baa all along
added the final " h," and la consequence has become
the moat popular New York paper circulated here, and
I think has a larger circulation In this c.ty than any
other New York newspaper. There la a very strong
opposition here to every attempt made to spell the
name of the city without the letter h." and New
burghers generally would Le glad to see TBI Bun con
tinue to spell It that way, T, O,
Nswsoaau, June 7.
t 1 ,
wxoBSBAnrron katiokaz jtsrjurax
Prr. K. M. Hawpt a tbo Chirr er Engineer
nt to Coastwise CasmU.
PmLADKLrniA, April SO, 1807.
Otn. John M. mtton. ChUfofKnoinren, XT, & A,
Dear General: As suggested by you in our
intcrvlow ot tho 2tth Inst.. I havo tho honor to
stato herein a few of the reasons why I think,
oven in Tlewofthosovcro retrenchment rendered
necessary by our fiscal condition, a liberal and
cnergetio policy should bo pursued rolstlro to our
coastwise canals. ,
As you hare so persistently stated, our Im
mediate attention should bo given to our coast
and harbor defences. This 1 respectfully sub
mit can best bo secured by Increasing tho mo
bility ot our navy on tho strategic interior lines
of defonco, supplemented by sand batteries. No
system of defence can be completo which does
not connect our various great bats by chnnnols
navigable for our cruisers nnd battleships, ns
well as tho torpedoboats. Bythls means thoefn
clency of our fleet, which has cost noarly. If not
qulto. 9100.000.000, would probably bo trebled,
and tbo possibility of burning nnd sacking the
national capital or onr great manufacturing
and llnanrlnl centres would bo very remote. Tho
absence of these waterways during tho war of
1812 led to Immonso loss ot records, treasure,
life, nnd property which might havo been
avoided had thoy existed nt that time.
Without thoso connections between Massa
chusetts liny nnd Pamlico Bound our licet would
be forced into a cultlc-sac, or, If outside, bo rut
off from Its base of supplies by a blockading
squadron ot superior armament
No elllciont resistance can be mado by perma
nent formications within range of our rltics,
nnd thoso on tho outer lines are too remote from
tho channols to bo of much service.
Canals largo enough for twenty-six feet
draught aro entirely prncticabto nt a reasonable
cost, and havo already been estimated nnd re
ported upon by various boards of engineers, nnd
it is believed that tho four links, to wit. across
tho Capo Cod peninsula. New Jcrsoy, Dolawaro
and Virginia, could bo completed for a sum not
decoding 950,000,000. which is about half tho
cost of our navy, nnd that by oven doubling its
efil clcnoy tho full cost of tho work could bo saved.
This leaves out of consideration entirely the
enormous beneflts to coastwise commerco and
tho general stimulus to business resulting from
tbo removal of tho existing embargo upon our
tralllc. which Is maintained by consent of the
Government as nn unjust discrimination against
this soctlon of tho country, whoreas the policy
of emancipating the Western waters from pri
vate and corporate management nnd tho conse
quent levy of tolls upon our commerce ha long
been recognized, and wo feel entitled to similar
privileges along tho seaboard.
Wo believe that tho overland transportation
Interests would not bo injured, but on tho con
trary bo greatly benofltcd by these Improve
ments, and that tho country at large would
abundantly sustain and indorse ou Inn brood
national policy of coast defence, which not only
providos the ships, but the na tgable channels
In and by which they may be manoeuvred with
Incidental great benefits to commerce and manu
factures. The amount of money required could not well
be expended within a decade, so that the annual
appropriations would bo but Insignificant sums,
certainly not sufficient to become burdensome,
while tho overwhelming importance of this
w ork as compared with many others of littlo or
no economic valuo would fully Justify the incep
tion of this project at once. cry respectfully,
your obedient servant. Lew la M. IIaupt.
Office of the Chief of Engineers, 'i
United States Aiuiv, V
Wabhinoton, I). C. May 1. 1807. J
Hr. Leiclt 31. IIaupt. Consulting Engineer, the Trades
Leaffwe of Philadelphia,
My Dear Silt: I acknowledge with thanks the
receipt of your courteous and interesting tetter
of April 20 in reference to our coastwise canals.
I concur heartily In the broad and liberal views
you express on tho subject and earnestly hope
that your wishes may be realized.
Unfortunately It Is not within the power of
tbo Chief ot Engineers to inaugurate a deep
water system, as provision for such great works
must be made by Congress.
Hurely the matter is ono c!ocly connected
with our proposed system of coast defences, and
might well bo dwelt upon in tho annual reports
to Congress.
Thanking you for your pleasant call upon me
and for the valuable bints contained in your
letter. I am yours very cordially.
John K. Wilson,
Brlg.-Gen.. Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army.
Objections T .a-e ana or Decency am Expressed
by Correspondents.
To m EbtTOB or Tub Ecu Sir; In the matter
of "the open cars" the Board of Health has given
us old ladles, to aay nothing of the delicate young
one, something to be thankful for. Even "one In
every four" Is worth watting for. But the world
now is being run for the young and strong, and tbo
outcome will be the " survival of the fittest."
In my youth old peorle rode and young walked;
now the youn; people ride and old people like mo
have to go on foot If you cannot ride a wheel or
stand the hurricane of an open car. you tzmvt
trudre and just thank the ruing generation that you
ore tliowed to exist on this earth at alt.
On Sunday !at. returning from New Jersey, sev
eral ladles and myself waited fully a half boar at
Rector street and Broadwav for a clowd car. Then,
at we woul 1 not crush Into an open car ltke rmTiani.
we retraced our steps to the elevated and got home
comfortably, reaching West End avenue without fear
Please. Mr. Editor, continue to agitate for some
closed cars on all the lines, particularly the Boule
vard and cable road. Yebxtas.
Niw York. June W.
To Tnr Fwtor or The Srv Sir I hare but one
criticism to make on your remarks In this morn'na's
StJ( about open cars, and particularly the persistence
of ieople In boarding them when the seats are flllrd
and stanllng up In front ot the seated pssengers In a
most Indecent and offensive fashion. It la that the
subject Is worthy of flaring headlines.
I am Inclined to think that If you would arouse the
public, the decent public, they would make It some
what uncomfortable for snch offenders, woo are rf
liothaexes I would ask by what rtgbta tall (orshort)
paAsenger presume 10 equecze In and stand most
ofTenslvrlv in front of a sitting paaaenger. or br
what rltrht a woman atanls In front if a paaHenger
amlcowrstbe sitting iwusengerwlth her skirts? It
Is a display of cheek that even the railroad company
dtM-e nut iowrs, otherw e It would have straps for
the odious offender to hane to. As 11 Is now, the
offender nut only annoys the issenger behind but
also the one In front br putting bis knuckle on the
bsck of the seat as nrll as tilting the front paasen
s,er's hat over hi or her nose
You and your oontemorarle will start a good work
If you will agitate this subject of passenger standing
While I am on the subje-t, can you not Inform yonr
readers If a pa.sergr hss no recourie In the matter
pen ting action by toe Board of Aldermen, which 1
sure tocome If you will but agitate, agitate?
New York, June 10. Aomnon
Mr. lerkes aud the Chicago .tenaaaper Syndi
cate. lYom Toxrn Topic.
The difference between Mr. C. T. Yerkea and the
newspaers of Chicago Is not a matter of very grave
moment, except In ao far as It has served to demon
atrate the forcca that any private Individual Is apt 10
find arraj ed against hint If ho succeeds In voxln the
idltorlal syndicate that holds control over the Windy
City. Ihae at time mado oasual refrrrnceto the
Newspaper Publisher' Association of Chicago, and
to the Influrnco that It wields, for good orell, over
the destinies of the smuttiest town In the world, and
It Is with the Intention of enlichtenlmr mr rlrr.
still further as to theextracrdlnar) powcrof thl si
mulation, or trust, that I propose to go a little more
Into detail concerning tho operation and disclose
some facta concerning the Identity end character of
the gentlemen that compose It.
The dealing of Mr. Yerkr with the Illinois legis
lature ato no concern of mine, and would not Interest
me save for the conduct of some Chicago new spaiier
publishers In connection therewith prior lo the pa
sajo of the Allen Ian . Certain revelations that I pro
pose to make may tntrreet a town that doe not yet
know how pitiless 1 the grip of this newspaper
trust upon Its throat. The Inquiry of an edltorof one
of thegnatest dallies of all as to " where my ahare
of the boodle came In " may sen e as a good test uiwn
which to preach my little sennou of revelation. As a
matter of fact, there never haa been a time since Mr.
Yerke secured control of tbo cable railroads of Chi
cago that he baa not been made the victim of at
tempted extortion by tho newspaera
The critno of Mr. Yerkes. so far aa sensible people
can s, has been to convince tho Illinois legislature)
that the millions of capital m rated In Chicago stre t
rallnajs needed some protection. Tho Allen law,
coucernlng which all the huo aud cry haa leu raised,
provldei merely for the extension of rerlaln frau
chlsea and the maintenance of a IU a cent fare. The
asltilnn f1mutirf tnr ?,, w .,... .......... .
- ... .ww. ,,-m, ,,v ur auout loiny
miles of Chicago street railway could only emanate
from a ChUttro newspaper editor, frothing nt tho
moi'th In his thirst for "boodle." Mr Vera- ba
submitted to tho abuse of the Chicago Newspaper
Trust and baa beaten It. I hope the next Indlvldcal to
fall under lit ban will havo similar good luck.
A Misunderstood Tribute to Modesty.
From the ftruollmt Life,
An lllnstratlon In Tiik Six last Sunday purports to
represent the tyle of encasements used by Brooklyn
woiueu to conceal the sleuderness of their lower ex.
trrmlllcs while r'dlug their wheels. We have seen
but one Brooklyn woman so rigged out, and sho la the
wife of the editor of a Nt w ork aper. further, we
would be willing to undertake to prove, provided we
could get tho eunseut of the fair possessors, that tho
average frrnlulue Brook!) u calf la unsurpassed lu
symmetrical proportion! that It baa muscular de
velopment of tbo moat desirable quality) that aucb
development haa not been attained at the expense of
beauty, and that the few silndle shanks attenuated
almost to tho point of Invisibility seen twinkling
adown the cycle paths have been blown over here
from across the river,
- t"". - .
) BHat Mice the BocfrH XWny t Keeii. WS
Her qnlet for a XThllr, OKI
From the Chtoapo Chronicle. Kg.
Among tho more prominent members of ti Wf
medlcal fraternity of Chicago is n physician whs Bv
is renowned much moro for his professions! 'K
skill than for his control of his awn norm or W
temper. In fact, his contrbros laughingly r,. ffik
mark that ho Is able to control other people IE t
rather better than ho is himself, Z
Among the regular patients of tho doctor It K'
an eldorly lady who is something of n 1,5-,. r,
chondrinc, nnd who, though sho Is more or lost j&
of nn invalid, constantly Imaginst hcrt-elf to bt Wt
in a much worso condition than she really K
fow days ago tho doctor was sent for pent hsvto, ft U
and expected from tho urgoncj of the summons et si
to find her cxtrcmoly 111, Ho w,w nm",,hi? i T
disgusted when ho found Uint she was In hsr f
usual condition, nnd whon ho Incautiously In. S t
tltnnted that he did not think her condition ma. 1" I1
tcrlally changed slnco ho last saw her his nZ ?
tlcnt launched Into a recital of her woe in- J. l
gethcr with the numerous new symptom nirh i V
sho hart discovered, which scorned almost end. ' II
loss. Tho disclplo of Kiculaplm )w lnJ. i
peltod to prolong his visit until he ra ,L 1 E
cldodly lnconvonicnccd by tho dolay lie nnl- 1 0
ly mado his proscription and left the hoa-n. i'
promising to return tho next day. :,
As soon as ho called tho second time tlio loxlr f e
commenced telling her numerous ph) sicnl trou- 6
blcs. Thu doctor had an Important appoint,
ment to keep In halt an hour, nnd anally be-
camo distressingly nervous over the prospocL '
when a happy thought struck him. Ilrawlng i
from his pocket one ot tho littlo thermometers - s.
which physicians use to test temperature with.
ho said: f
"Mrs. , I wish to test your temperature. 1
Will you bo so kind as to hold this In your ! t
mouth for a minute!"
The lady did as directed, and while she was a ''
rendered Incapablo of conversation by reason of 'J
the Impediment in her mouth, the doctor felt I
bor pulse and made out his prescription. Ha B t
then removed tho thermometer and left, hav- I 11
ing saved a great deal of tlmo by the ue. The V
same thing was repeated for three day, when t
tho Invalid s daughter asked him anxiously i
"Do you think mamma will hare a fet erl ' i
"So,'' replied tho doctor. ',Hhc makes m r
nervous with her talking and I wonted quiet."
Tho daughter straightway told her mother ot c
the circumstances, and after n stormy inter- J
view the physician was paid off and dismissed. ;
Haw lee Caano ta a Lonlalana Planter. t
From the .Vew Orleans Time-Democrat
"Talk about hailstorms," said Col. Martin of f
Lafourche, " the worst hailstorm I ever saw 00 t
curred in my parish several weeks ago. as! t
without exaggeration the hailstones were thi 1
largest on record, at least in the annals ot La- I
fourcho parish. c
" A peculiar feature of the storm was the fact J,
that upon the Arcadia plantation of Mr. Price
tho stones were as largo as ben'B eggs, com
pletely stripping the cane and other growing .
stuff, breaking tho slates upon the sheds and '
eugnrhouse, and causing severe injuries to a I
number of the negroes who were la e
the field. The dropping of the hall sounded
like tho bombardment of a battery of T
artillery, and when the storm ceased It was 1
found that nearly eighteen inches of hall had r
fallen in a particular spot upon the plantation.
This was ascertained oy a measurement ot tha
deposit In several cane carts which were In the J
storm. In order to preserve as rasnx of the e
enormous stones as possible Col. Will Price had
the hands shovel several tons into his co'.l
storage room, and they are still there, although a
more or less frozen into an almost indlstin-
gulshable mass of ice. These statements will ba
vouched for by any person upon the plantation. I l
Tbe Other Ban Pla'a'f Survive, R c
From the Youth' Companion. H C
The grenadiers of the famous " Old Guard" 1 3
will never be forgotten in France as long as th t r
memory of brave men shall lite in the national 4
heart. But some of them, at least, were as J
bright as they were brave, as the following I
trustworthy anecdote bears witness: I
One One morning, after peace hid been coa- I
eluded between France and Russia, the two
Emperors. Napoleon and Alexander, were tag- v
Ing n short walk, arm in arm. around the palace c
park at Krfurt. As they approached the senti- I
neL who stood at the foot of tbe grand staircase,
tbe mn, who was a grenadier or t he guard, pre- V
sented arms. Tho Emperor of France turned, 6
nnd pointing with pride to a great scar thai e
divided the grenadier's face, said:
" What do you think, tnjr brother, of soldiers f
who can survive such wounds as that t" c
" And you," answered Alexander, "what do
you think of soldiers who can inflict them I ' 4
Without stirring an Inch from his position, or
changing tho expression of his face in the least, I
the stern old grenadier himself replied gravalyt I
The man who did it is dead." f
Tkla Dag rnderstsod.
From the Hartford Covrunt. p
"WrssTCD. June 7. Allen IL Norton of this f
town is the owner of a farm over the State Use
In Massachusetts. For many years Mr. Norton f
has had on the farm a dog of cocker spaniel sad '
bound breed, which has been of considerable use
about tho place, and also a good hunter of coons
nnd other gome. But the dog is now twelv V
years old. mlnns some of bis teeth, and getting
iccuic; ajiiniu iuqurui uesi 10 buuui il. -
Consequently, nlout two weeks ago the toss
in charge of the farm took the dog out In the v
lots to dispose of it. lie laid his gun on th "
ground nnd proceeded to dig a grave for the H
dog. w hlle tbe faithful animal lay beside the r
implement intended soon to end its life and '
watched the hole in the ground gradually prow
deeper. Tho man had nearly finished his exca- J
ration when the dog suddenly sprang to its feet
nnd rushed from the place. For the first :iae l
on record it refused to respond to the man c
call, but hurried to tho river brink, cwam to th c
opposite shore, disappeared in the woods, and it
is still absent.
UcKMler White rasa Object ta tbe Sew re ' ,.
Waaler. .
From the Chicago Chronicle.
iNniAVArous, Ind., June I. tSov. Mount hu t
received a letter from a Postmaster in a llttis .
village in Crawford county p!tcouly priviae
for protection against a drunken mob nhi.h t
havo threatened tho Ihcs ot himvlf, r.
wife, and children. He states tha' Is 1
settled in the village, purchased rro,rtr, J
nnd was appointed l'ostmostcr. immediately I
after which tho persecution b"gn lli ' x
stock has been killed, nnd dally he recen c mi ,
sives signed "Whlto Cops and KnKhtof k J
Golden Cinle." warning him to reign And leave
or 6ulfer death. The Governor decline to mils
known tho nniuo or village, but has instituted .
an investigation. j
Farelam Kotr of neat Interest.
London's unsuccessful cab strike coif tte travel B
unions S10U.00O, of whtc: 305,000 waa ius:rttea 1
by cabmen.
Paris macagea to mate iro.000 frsnn a res? )
from permit to let chairs In the squares sod car- c
dens for the acoommodattoa of proniem lert
England'a hydrographlo office receive! taftfrraa t
tion ot the discovery of (OS new rocks saJ siesis 1
last year, twenty-cne of which discoveries er j
made by vessels striking on tne rocks. 1
8tepfather Is counted for two words and rris? J
mother as one br the British postal telejrsrt so-
-- ... . ... .. ,m I
luoruira. iircu seu wnj, la lariamc., - 1
Poitmaster-General waa nnible lo rerly. !
Urblno, his birthplace, will ! a ironoroent t
Raphael In August. At the same time tl sre t'l t
orened an Inurnatlooal exhibition of rorl" ' tu
works of all kinds, lu oil. water color i'el '
line, aa well as photographs.
Enterprising Paris organ grimier, after tee re
cent nre. supplied their lntrunieuts with mean
rul looss. They found themselves cU"l t"a
bouses by tho porter, as the rul'Uni d net '
lo be reminded of the late cataitror-tie.
New South Wales's repetition Msi mr s tT, f
e0, an increase of about :n oew In 'i' ' "'
however, to the excess of lilrtns oer rteifi ast
colony lost more people by emi.vati. n tna "
gatnel by Immigration. The population .f V"'"'
land HxtU, 013. ,
Tna memorial of Joseph Thomsor ' e eir'"r'
at Thornhlll, rear Dumfries, li nrarli r 'J I'"
Ernkcn obelus', on one IJ of nriiii, ' ' ir"'1'
flsuro of Time holds up a man of 'r a, r'n
trees aud Mount Kllluu njaro mime V ' tJ'
around, in the obelisk Is Tho-nson s I "
A parlor fill) feet long by thlrl troal one M
longing lo sar 1'hebus d'allirei, 'lvtil '
KrAii un.lr 1-nul 1. riat 1u,t le: iMn.rortf
to a London ilub. Tne Oobelin tapes. r, rein"'"'' ,
Ing tne four elements, is ettreme!) floe " lf
earring of the oak panels. The ro.11 1 ""'" I
from the nelshliorhood ot boraeaus Iain's
Louis Philippe's time and sutrqiiei.ih oo't,a.
Kugfne Fromenlls's "Les Onrce s le la f ' ' '
srns sold for 30.000 francs at tin- n li n tin ir
In Paris. MlssonIer's Tollchltirlle a e u '"'
broutht 43,000 f rani 1. lloutieau a Mo " '
Amergne"S,000 francs, Eua'nc Pcls-r i r""
vulilonnslre. da Tanarer" as woo fv ru'
Temple of Ixve" 2W.000 francs. u I a isst"
Jeau Francois unlet, "A Foreit Hre. 1" '
A bombshell, apparently loaded din " ' ' '" '
house at Montparnasse that Is In-lni 1 im I "
caused trouble between the French ", nan ' " '
and the Paris rrefeclurv of I oil r r
called on th ordnance office to re ' ' " ' " 't
which waspronably fire I during tt " ' ,ot M
the ordnance officer refused, aayin; "11 "'
were not niasona and would not l"ii h t' '" '
It was set free. The workmen refuse to l"" " " " M
fsar It may explode, and the neltuborln. "
threaten to leave. Sporting men are beillal "
which department will give way. I
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