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gf MONDAY. JUNK 14, 1807.
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t oHr frltneU vho favor WIA mnntiaeHpre .for
f jmblloaflon irlsA to Aow rejected artitUt rttnrntd,
i tary mint In all tae$ tend etamjii for that purpote.
V,'
j. Tlio Enomjr'i Country ttnd the
l Ncutrnl Zone.
Ml The Hon. William Jkkninos Bryan
ML ought to bo coached by some of his Tarn-
jf tunny friends. Ho needs to bo trained In
F political KCORraphy. "When he came to this
'i town Sntunlny ho must have believed that
ft New York was still " tho enemy's country,"
, as ho called It In 1800. And so It is, but
W not for publication until Tammany has got
h the municipal campaign off Its hands.
B Hy consultation with the Hon. Joiw
f, Ciioiitlk SnEitnAN, Mr. Bryan will learn
fc tlmt from now until the closing of the polls
I on Not. 2, 1897, Now York Is to be regard-
I cd us a neutral political zone. Here the gold
P lnmb lies down with the silver shearer. Tho
I echoes of national politics are not hoard In
J this happy Island In tbo seas of politics.
i All cars arc to be sealed. All brains are to
; bo Insulated. Tho vrholo town Is to be hyp-
, uotized by Mr. Siieehan, who is holding
' up a lnrgo brass medal Inscribed "Local
J Issues Only."
& If Mr. Hiiyan wants to continue the pur-
suit of geography, Mr. Shkeiian may re
s' mind him that, during tho noxtflvo months,
8, a tour In parts remote from Now York will
. be advantageous to his studies.
It would have been convenient for the
! Tammany sneakers If Mr. Bryan could
have stayed away. His presence muBt
5 assure even the dullest Tammany advocate
t of dodging, that the issues of 1 806 cannot
bo abandoned temporarily or evaded for the
f purposes of the municipal campaign. That
I campaign will bo but a new movement In
tho old fight.
Bfe Good for Governor Johnston!
I Tho Hon. Joseph F. Joiinbton, Governor
of Alabama, showed last week that he
understands a very Important part of his
',. business, namely, to seo that the laws of
I the State arc executed. Inspirited by tho
recent lynchings In Ohio and Maryland, a
mob seized a freight train at Decatur last
Wednesday night and started for Hunts
vilie with the intention of lynching two
negroes accused of felonious assault upon
a young white girl. The negroes had
been sent to Huntsvlllo to keep them
I out of tho way of tho lynchers. Tho
: Sheriff of Madison county, of which Hunts-
w vlllc is the shire town, telegraphed to Gov-
eruor Joiinston, who Immediately ordered
I a Huntsville militia company to defend the
H jail, had two thousand rounds of ammunl-
&' Hon sent to Huntsville, directed aBlrmlng
I ham company to be ready to start for Hunts
Si vilie at notice, and instructed the Sheriff
ii of Madison county to defend the prisoners
B.. regardless of consequences, promising to
H' give him all the troops he needed.
If; Tho train of lynchers was left on a side
Hit track, and finally they slunk back to De-
1- cat u r on shank's mare. Meanwhile the
l militia guarded the prisoners atHuntsville.
Bjr The Hon. Joseph F. Johnston did a good
i stroke for the credit of his State last week,
K and he will receive the congratulations of
BJ; all cool-headed and law-abiding men.
H Ohio, so lately disgraced by the puslllanlmi
Wky ty or want or judgment of her Governor,
jl who permitted riot to triumph at Urbona,
Hje has particular reason to admire the resolu
HJ , tlon and rapidity of action shown by Gov.
mt, Johnston. The Governor of a Southern
B' State, one of those States to which so many
Ht virtuous homilies against lynching have
B been read by self-satisfied Northern moral
figf ists, has set the example for all Governors,
K' Sheriffs, and other officers of the law.
JA "Home Rule" and the New Constl-
I; tutlon.
Mr
e Tammany Hall orators of the Bryanite
HI species are trying to excite popular preju
mX dice in their favor by assuming that the
H city of New York is deprived by the new
'-S& Constitution of somo share of the political
H& power it formerly enjoyed. Accordingly,
Jjf they have raised the rallying cry, "Home
A? rule ; New York for the New Yorkers."
Ml-, The section of the amended Constitution
Jj to which they refer is clauso4of Article
illl., and Is to tho effect that no one county
In the State shall, until tho next apportion
ment, have more than one-third of all the
,, State Senators, and no two counties, which
arts adjoining " or separated only by public
j.t, waters," shall hare more than one-half.
'Bk The purpoHO of this provision was to pro
fljl vide that at no time, under tho present ap
Hj' portiouincnt should tho two counties of
HU New York and Kings have a larger voting
K. strength in the upper branch of tl e I.egls
flji lature than the other fifty -eight counties of
flt" the State collectively. The purpose of this
iHjj provision was to protect, unnecessarily per
Bj, luips, tho rural counties of tho State from
flflj t'lu danger of being overpowered in their
H; own local concerns by those two largo coun
BJ tics, A siinllarprovislon for the protection
BJ of minor couNtltttencIcs Is to be found, and
HJji has been steadfastly retained In tho United
Hj Stntes CoiiHtltutiou, and it has never been
Jl soriously objected to by any Democrat.
BJ? Tho Tummany Hall orators nro trying to
Bit mnko It appear that New York and Brook
H lyn, tho future enlarged New York, have
J' been somehow discriminated against by
BJi this provision of the now Constitution, and
H. In hucIi a way that tho alleged evil can be
BJf undone at this year's Mayoralty election.
H' In point of fuct, this apportionment Is the
Hf most eaultablo to New York of any made
Bj silica the foundation of the Republican
BJv party. Moreover, the enlargement of the
It municipality does not affect tho case in
H any way, for tho county lines are preserved
BJjl Intact, and no chaugo can be made In them
H( for many years. New York, Kings, and
BJ Rlchmtiud counties are not consolidated as
Hi' counties; only the city of New York as a
Hi municipal corporation, for municipal pur
BJtf poica, is enlarged. The amended Constltu
BJ tlon, too, was overwhelmingly approved
Hif and adopted by the citizens of the State
H three years ago, and it cannot be altered by
H any act or vote of tho people of Now York
HJ" at this year's election,
I, Under this umended Constitution New
H York enjoys an advantage which it has had
BJ at no previous time; It has secured the
Bj essence of "homo rule," so-called. The
BJ provision giving to New York a veto power
by Its Mayor of any bill or measure, local In
Hj t
operation to the city, Ilk that exercised
generally by the Governor, gives home rule
distinctively. The Mayor for whom the
people of New York, Brooklyn, and the
other territory to bo consolidated will voto
this year will have that power, so far as con
cerns laws relating to the cities specifically.
If that be not homo rule It will tax tho In
gonutty of the most blatant Bryanite orator
to define what home rule Is.
There were many and serious objections
mado to tho amended Constitution when It
was offered to tho consideration of tho
voters in 1804, but thoy did not cause Its
rejection. It was adopted by them, and
homo rule was socured. Any attack upon
tho Constitution or Ita provisions affecting
New York Is unwise, 111-consldcrcd, and
absurdly Injudicious.
What can auch Tammany orators be
thinking off Do they think 1 Home rule
for New Yorkers always has a pleasant
sound, but actually It was secured by tho
peoplo throo years ago. It Is not necessary
to fight for privileges nlready granted and
protected by tho Constitution.
Read tho Constitution I
Defaming Their Country.
When tho Netv YorU 7'imts Is seeking
for a pretext for maligning Its country It
should hunt for something that at least has
tho appearance of truth, with which to
make tho assault, In tho remarks sub
Joined about the Paris convention as to the
sealing dispute, It simply bases Its assault
upon an often proved falsehood:
OI courte, It U rery unfortunate that we thould
bare failed to make proTlilon for the payment of o
much of the award of the Paris tribunal at went
agalnat ua. That la part of the price we pay for main
taining auch a national nuisance as Senator Moroaic
In the character of a publlo servant, and for maintain
ing the courtesy of the Senate, which enables him to
set off his personal interests or his personal spites
against the national Interests and the national credit.
It Is unfortunate, bocausa It enables the London press,
whenerer we urge the necessity of taking measures
for the preservation of the seals, to divert the discus
sion to our meanness and bad faith."
Tho Paris convention did not make any
money award against us. It simply de
cided that wo must settle with Great Brit
ain for our unlawful exclusion of the Cana
dian sealers, but left the amount of tho
indemnity to bo ascertained by tho respec
tive Governments. A compromise amount
of $425,000 was agreed upon by Secretary
Ghesham and Lord Salisbury, "subject to
tho approval of Congress;" but Congress
found indisputable evidences of such gross
fraud on the part of tho Canadian claim
ants, in collusion with Americans, that it
refused to sanction the proposed settlement.
A mixed commission was then appointed
to take testimony and report, and it is now
holding its sittings at Vancouver. Hence
nobody yet knows what may bo the amount
awarded against us.
A few weeks ago, Harper's Weekly also
said scornfully that we wero grossly de
linquent In not having yet paid the tf425,
000 damages awarded against us by tho
Paris Tribunal of Arbitration. Is It not
about time that tho editors who arc en
gaged In the defamation of their country
should set about acquiring somo accurate
information as to tho matter upon which
they base their shameful accusation ? Sev
eral times before we have published tho
facts as above.
Delaware's New Constitution.
When John M. Clayton, long a great
power in Delaware, drew up the Constitu
tion of 1831, he mado it very difficult to
alter, and Baid he had " locked It up and
thrown tho key out of the window."
But after two generations the key has
been found. The State of Delaware is al
ready living under an amended Constitu
tion, for the schedule annexed to tbo one
adopted in convention on tho fourth day of
this present month declares that It " shall
take effect June 10, 1807."
What changes In the old fundamental law
have been made by the new one? The pre
amble remains word for word thesamo; and
yet, as in a single sentence It comprises
the argument for popular government, wo
are tempted to quote it in full ; If only as a
specimen of what was left with no attempt
at improvement:
"Through Divine goodness all men have by nature
the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator
according to the dictates of their consciences, of en
Joying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring and
protecting reputation and property, and In general of
attaining objects suitable to their condltlon.wtthnut in.
Jury by one to another; and as these rights are essential
to their welrare. for tbo due exercise thereof, power
Is Inherent In them; and therefore all Just authority In
the Institutions of political society Is derived from
the people, and established with their consent, to
advance their happiness; and they may for this end,
as circumstances require, from time to time, alter
their Constitution of gorernment."
Tho bill of rights follows, as Article L of
the Constitution, and this, too, is un
changed. Its nineteen sections are con
cerned with tho customary safeguards for
personal and political rights.
But the next article, which deals with
the legislature, Is greatly enlarged and
altered. Various changes made during tho
lost sixty-six years are now Incorporated In
tho Constitution. The House of Represent
atives Is composed of 35 members, and the
Senate 17, in place of the smaller numbers
of 1831, though provision was then made for
Increase. Their districts are bounded nnd
described in tho new Constitution. Tho
qualifications and terms of office remain
substantially tho same, except that the Sen
ator is no longer required to hare the "free
hold estate in 200 acres of land, or au
cBtato In real or personal property, or in
either, of tho value of ono thousand pounds
at least," prescribed In 1831.
There are many changes In regard to
tho organization and conduct of the Leg
islature, but somo have a local rather
than a national interest. The compensa
tion for members of the Legisluturo Is
$ 5 per day, with $0 for presiding officers,
and, should they remain In session mora
than sixty days, they must serve without
compensation. Liko compensation is to be
paid for special or extra services, not ex
ceeding thirty days. The maximum allow
ance for stationery and supplies to each
member Is $20 for a regular and $10 for a
special session.
Lotteries, pool selling, and all other
forms of gambling uro prohibited. A
member who has a personal Interest In a
pending measure must disclose the fact and
not vote thereon. Tho Legislature, or
General Assembly, as It Is called, must
not pass any local or special law relating
to fences; tho Btraytng of livo stock;
ditches; the creation or changing of
boundaries of school districts; or tho lay
ing out, opening, alteration, maintenance,
or vacation, In whole or In part, of
any road, highway, street, lane, or alley.
Bribery of legislators Is defined, and Is
to be punished in such manner as shall
bo provided by law. No bill or joint reso
lution, except bills appropriating money
for publlo purposes, shall embrace mora
than one subject, and this shall be ex
pressed in Untitle, Finally, "no divorco
I.
hall be granted, not ailmony allowed, ex
cept by tho Judgment of a court a shall bo
prescribed by general and uniform law."
Turning noxt to tho Governor, he "shall
not bo elected a third tlma toaald office,"
whereas tho Constitution oM83imadohlm
Ineligible a second time. The old Constitu
tion had no provision for a Lieutenant-Governor,
or for the exercise of the voto power,
whereas tho now one i elaborate upon theso
point and upon others relating to the Gov
ernor's power of appointing and removing
various ofllcors, which make a marked dis
tinction botween tho new Constitution and
tho old. There aro also many amendments
relating to other State officers.
Artlclo IV. of tho new Constitution re
lates, llko Artlclo VII. of tho old, to tho
Judiciary. For tho former "Court of Er
rors and Appeals " wo no W find the Supremo
Court, whllo tho old "Court of General Ses
sions of tho Peaco and Jail Delivery," loses
all but tho first four words of Its name.
The changes In judicial procedure effected
since 1831 need not bo noted boro In detail.
Tho provisions rolatlng to elections show
great changes slnco 1881. From tho old
phraso "ovcry free white mnlo cltlsen,"
among tho qualifications of electors, tho
word "white" Is stricken out, of course.
On tho other hand, a porwm who acquires
citizenship or becomes of ago after Jan.
1, 1000, cannot vole unless ho Is ablo
to wrlto his namo and also to read
the State Constitution in English. The
provisions for registration, for tho con
duct of elections, and for preventing bribery
nnd Improper influence at elections, are
most elaborate, and form a striking con
trast with tho old Article IV., of 1831,
which contalned"nono of them In any form.
Wholly new, slnco 1831, aro tho articles
relating to tho Board of Pardons and its
duties ; to tho Board of Agriculture ; to the
Board of Health ; to education ; to corpora
tions; whllo, in place of tho old require
ment that an oath shall be administered to
public officers, a specific form of oath Is
prescribed. Tho article on revenue and
taxation may also fairly bo callod new,
no corresponding article appearing In tho
Constitution of 1831. It Is declared that
"no money Bholl be borrowed or debt
created, by or on behalf of the State, but
pursuant to an net of tho General Assembly,
passed with tho concurrence of three-fourths
of all the members elected to each House,
except to supply casual deficiencies of
revenue, repel Invasion, suppress Insur
rections, defend the State In war, or pay
existing debts." A llko three-fourths vote
is required for an appropriation of funds or
lutnilu n f onflranfiw in " itnv pnnnlv
municipality, or corporation;" and no coun
ty, city, town, or other municipality can
" lend Its credit, or appropriate money to,
or assume tho debt of, or become a joint
shareholder or Joint owner in or with, any
private corporation or any person or com
pany whatever."
Hereafter corporations must be created,
amended, or renewed only under general
law, nnd not by special act, except mu
nicipal corporations, banks, or corpora
tions for charitable, penal, reformatory,
or educational purposes, sustained in whole
or In part by tho State. A two-thirds
voto is required for any incorporation
law. An exception, however, is made of
religious bodies. Any foreign corporation,
in order to do business in Delaware, must
havo an authorized agent there, on whom
legal process may bo served :
BECTiox 3. Ko corporation shall issue stock, ex
cept for money paid, labor done, or personal property
or real estate or leases thereof actually acquired by
such corporation; and neither labor nor property
shall be received In payment of stock at a greater
price than the actual value at the time tbe said labor
was done or property deUrared, ot title acquired."
There Is a local option article, allowing
the question of license or prohibition of
Intoxicating liquors to bo submitted to
Sussex county, Kent county, the city of
Wilmington, or tho remainder of New Cas
tle county. There are articles, also, Includ
ing miscellaneous subjects and tho manner
of amending this Constitution, while an
accompanying schedule provides a modus
Vivendi in various cases until it takes effect.
Such are leading differences between
1831 and 1807. Of course, Included in
them aro somo already made familiar,
though now for the first time relieved from
tho danger of ordinary repeal by being
transposed to tho fundamental law of tho
State. But the contrast between the two
epochs is marked.
The Goo Goo Sooner.
Somo of tho Impatient youttiful spirits in
tho Good Government clubs continue to
weep and rail because their plan of driv
ing the more level-headed part of tho Citi
zens' Union into nominating a municipal
ticket this week Is already pretty well
choked off ; in fact, black in the face.
Tho Goo Goo "Sooncrs" feel that thoy
cannot wnit. They scorn prudence and
they don't caro a copper for consequences.
They want tobelnthefrayatonce. Politics
is a comparatively now amusement for most
of them. Thoy havo a very Imperfect
knowledge of Us rules, but thoy aro bound
to play right off. Even good young men
may be goaded by tbe desire forconsplcuity,
and the Goo Goo Soonero do not seo why
they should have to wait until August or
September for tho glory which they might
be earning in June. And oven more than
by tho desire of glory are they pricked by
the dcslro to be all ulono In It. They feel
that on their young heads rests the ark of
tho whole Mugwump truth, wood upon
wood. What aro votes to them? It Is
their business, or at least their pleasure, to
lead. "Start the ark, and glvo tho com
munity a chance to follow," say they.
No tolerant nature will wIhIi to bo severe
to theso Goo Goo Sooncrs. Wisdom is not
obligatory and unripeness is not a crime;
and it would bo unjust to blamo the colt
for not being a warhorse. Let tho boys
amuse themselves. If they had the power,
the rash policy which they desire would bo
followed to tho serious detriment and, per
haps, to tho defeat ot tho conservative forces
of this community. But It is clear that they
havo not the power. Good senso and good
politics havo prevailed over tho counsels ot
folly. The Citizens' Union Is trying to en
large itself, to find support In Kings, Queens
and Richmond counties, in short, to insure
that when the time for nominations comes,
there will bo a considerable body of voters
to stand by thoie nominations. Mr. Skth
Low, by a little timely caution, has saved
tho Citizens' Union from what would havo
been a very foolish and discreditable piece
of business. The Impetuous Goo Goo Soon
era, howover, are still howling for war.
Glvo them nominations dr give them death.
Well, why don't the Sooncrs nominate a
candidate of their own) They might tako
Mr. Charms R. Millkii, for Instance, who
Is crying for tlmo at tho top of bis voice.
They might nominate the Hon. Laiiuy
Godkin, reimporting him from Europe for
the occasion. Or they might nominate one
ot the editorial sucklings In the Evening
Post nursery, or the Hoa.J?JiYNNB Cox of
j
. V - I - - -
Good Government Club 0, or the Hon. S.
Mamt of Good Government Club X. Any
thing to amuse the children. It tho Soon
era must havo a nomination to play with,
tho sooner they havo it tho better.
Ocoana Among the Mormons.
What used to be called the Golden Age,
but must now bo called tho Silver Ago In
deference to tho prejudices of tho lovers of
10 to 1,1s about to be revived. Naturally,
In Utah, where tho frame of things la still
pliant. Our ancient and inoxhauitlblo
friend, tho Rov. MYltoif W. Rekd, tho
molten-mouthed silver orator of Denver, la
the National President ot tho Cooperative
Commonwealth, which is about to begin co
operative agricultural business In Utah.
Wherever Mr. Rued Is, tho soil Is sure to
be warm. Mr. Hrnry Duns Lloyd of Chi
cago or thorcabouts, who has written a
book about tho "Cooperative Common
wealth" or somo other kind of a common
wealth, In ono ot the major operators of tho
Utah experiment; and n much moro emi
nent coUpcrator, tho Hon. Euqenk Vehcin
OETonix Dkiis of Tcrro Haute, Chicago, and
elsewhere, Is tho main prop ot the now
show. Lloyd is literary and Rekd Is thra
sonical; but when an earnest, sober thinker
llko Dkrs Interests himself In an experi
ment, tho experimental stago of that ex
periment has passed. It Is a theory which
has been mado fact.
Tho Rov. and Hon. Myhon W. Rekd says
that "our his, Lloyd's, and Deds's) Idea is
to establish cotlperatlvo communities with
1,600 people In each community. We be
Hevo that In a community ot 1,500 souls,
picked as wo find them, will be dis
covered about tho right material necessary
for tho different vocations."
Nobody can differ with tho Hon. and Rev.
MvnoN W. Reed without sincere dlffidenco
and regret, but tho 1,500 Idea seems Im
practicable. A cotlperatlvo commonwealth
of 1,500 members will bo sure to havo gold
bugs, Shylocks, slaves of the money power
and the trusts, within its folds. The only
truo and safo coopcratlvo commonwealth
will consist of ono member. But that mem
ber must not be Deus. Deus could not
coDperato oven with himself.
Mugwump Sympathy for Tammany.
Hero Is a specimen of tho political Infor
mation which tho Evening Post palms off
on its readers, in accordance with its pol
icy of trying to help Tammany to keep " na
tional Issues out ot municipal politics":
"The assertion Is made every day that Tammany
win lose inis tdm Line laDor voiej 11 u ignores llryan
Ism In th9 campaign. It Is noticeable, however, that
the persons who make this assertion are. as a rule,
those who talk of the possibility of the success of a
Republican straight ticket, and who want to prove
that It Is possible by showing that Tammany cannot
hold tho elements by which It vias supported last
year."
Of course, that is both false and absurd.
Everybody knows that Tammany can "hold
tho elements by which it was supported
lost year" if it conies out squarely for Bry
anism. But can it hold them If it pursues
a course of duplicity, by " Ignoring" tho
Chicago platform for tho sake of getting
gold votes? That is the question which is
agitating Tammany just now.
If Tammany makes any concession to
gold, even the concession of simply ignor
ing the Chicago platform, it will exasperate
tho silver crowd, and if it yields to tho
silver demands It will drive off gold Demo
crats. Even if tbe convictions of any honcBt
Democrats wero so weak that they hod
been thinking of conniving at the Bryanite
trick of sticking by tho platform, yet pre
tending to hide It away, they could not stand
the straightforward declaration of Tam
many's Bryanlsm. That is the whole busi
ness in a nutshell. The Republicans havo
nothing to do with tho matter, of course.
Their wishes are nothing to Tammany.
Tho upshot will be that Tammany will
have to say squarely whether it is for or
against the Chicago platform. It cannot
faco both ways, and there is no ignoring
tho ono issue now dividing politics. Tho
sllvcrites will not let it ignore the Chicago
platform; and reasonably enough. Tam
many must say flatly whether it stands on
that platform or rejects it.
"Sitting Around tho Town."
We have received a red-covered copy of a
pamphlet, " Official Report of tho Town of
Brookhaven, N. Y., for the Year Ending
April 1, 1807. It is an authorized record
of the receipts and disbursements of tho
Town Trustees. The local taxes levied to
meet the salaries and expenses of tho numer
ous officials of the little, place aro accounted
for in detail. Tho Inhabitants are told how
much the Sheriff and his six deputies, tho
nlno constables, tho eight Justices, tho
three Exciso Commissioners, tho Super
visor, tho Town Clerk, and various other
officers obtained for their services during
tho year. This Is ono Item in tho long list
ot Items:
" Hoard ot Assessors, for sitting around the town,
fSOt.50."
If this statement hod not been made in
an official report, printed for the informa
tion of the citizens ot tho place, we might
have thought that thero was a humorist in
tho town of Brookhaven, who Bat around
tho town at tho expense of its taxpayers. It
is, however, a piece of realism as genuine
as anything else in the report.
It Is possible that tho question may now
ariBo in the minds of somo people, whether
any more sitting assessors aro needed in
Brookhavon. In our opinion plenty of them
can be got, If there aro vacant benches In
tho town upon which to sit. Wo are not
told the number of tho members of tho
board; but there can't bo very many of
them when the oxpenso incurred in their
behalf is set down at only $20 1.50 for tho
year. We should think that every member
of the board, if he sits steadily, would bo
worth that much.
Brookhaven is a growing place, and we
are not surprised at its growing. Its popu
lation lu the year 1800, which was less than
10,000, is now cstimutcd in the red -covered
pamphlet at 15,000; so that, if tho estimate
is correct, there has been an Increase of its
people to tho number ot at least 5,000 in a
period of thirty-seven years. Brookhaven
deserves to be a part of Great Now York.
Governor Stephens of Missouri has ap
pointed delegates to represent Missouri at the
International Gold Mining Convention, which is
to be hold in Denver in July, Governor JoNESot
Arkansas will not appoint such delegates. He
doesn't see how a gold miner' convention Is
Koine to help silver. He scorns gold utterly and
holds It in profound suspicion. AsasllverBtates
man Jones seems to be some furlongs ahead of
Lon Stephens.
It Is humane to remind the overheated
entbuelasts In Chicago who are working twenty
nine hours a day for tho purpoaoot digging up
new names to throw at tbe late Illinois Legisla
ture, that that body knew enough not to
pus a bill in restraint ot department stores,
thereby showing Itself much more sensible than
a good many folks In Chicago showed and are ,
hawing themselves. In the matter ot mallscmt
and hot tempers, Chicago la the greatest manu
facturing city In the world.
It is sad to notlco that Boston Is less
pained by attacks upon her reputation for ur
bane Latlnlty than tickled by the conquering
march ot her baseball heroes. This may be nat
ural, but It Is nono tho less regrettable. An in
genuous youth who conceals himself under tho
name of "Latin School" sends us tho following
faintly leonino or sub-leonine verse:
Qrammatittai oeeidant slmWf,
itolmam 1 mertant nottHpUarlil
PrusciAN a little scratched; 'twill serve, and
may be Englished thus:
" May prigs be alnggsd
Dy men of sin.
If only the Boston nine can
Wlnl"
great town, Boston.
nAWAXI Ayii TUB JArANBBE.
Postal Delegate Jitolnerny Telia or tba Trade
Situation la the Islands.
Doston, Juno 13. James D. Mclnorny of Hon
olulu has been visiting Iloston as tho representa
tive of Hawaii at tho postal congress. Ho is a
young, active businoss man of Honolulu, Ha
waiian born and bred, his fathor having gono
out to tho Islands, from this country, forty years
ago.
"The Japanese excitement in the Hawaiian
Islands," said he, "Is something moro than a
'score,' as some of your American papers aro In
clined to believe. It is with us a vory real trou
ble The Influx of Jnpancao is having Its effect
upon tbe business interests of the city. Many of
tho Japs are tradesmen, and whatever lino of
business they go Into they drivo others out or
make competition exceedingly sharp. They offer
their goods at prices so very much lower than
tho usual market rates that competitors cannot
stand against them. Tho Jnpancao are remarka
ble Imitators, and many articles which have been
heretofore sold at a fair profit by white dealers
they can mnko moro cheaply.
"Then, too, it is undoubtedly true that they
undervalue their Invoices greatly at tho Custom
House. What do you think, for example? of
men's undershirts valued at seventy-flvo cents a
dozen f That is a fair examplo of somo of the
goods Invoiced at tho Custom House."
"Aro tho goods which they offer at such low
prices of fairly good quality I"
"Oh, yos. Vory many goods which are offered
for salo by theso Japanese dealers at not more
than ono-balf tho prlcca usually charged aro of
equally good quality bo far ns can bo seen. Thoy
bring in all kinds of men's furnishings, hats nnd
shoes, nnd they arc apparently well made. The
straw hats wear ns well nnd look nearly as
well as the American made hat, but they will
notbearqulte ascloeo Inspection bocauso thoy
nro not so well Mulshed. The reneon of this Is
that they havo not the macblnory for making
hats, but make them by hand. Many groceries
nro bought from Japnn.nnd are competing briskly
with tho American dealers. In the matter of
rnnnm1 tmnAa I)iav nm niulrltii. ...mi. Inu.n
on the supply from tho United Ptntes. They
rniso and cun many American fruits nnd vego
tables and push them vigorously for competition
wllh tho American market. Cnnnera nfsalmon
also nrc making n pubu for competition with
American packers.
" A new sugar company has been organized in
Honolulu, tho Oahu Company, with a capital of
91.000.000, every dollnr ofuliliulioa been sub
scribed In tho city. Two millions could hao
bocn rnifod without dllliculty. Land has been
purclinscd in the vicinity of the famous Ewa
plantation, the yield from which has been so re
markable. Tho coffee culture Is aIo advancing
rapidly. A largo nuinlwr of American planters
have recently comn to tho Island nnd have pur
chased Government land. Then thero nro other
industries which only need annexation to bring
them inton flourishing condition. Wo raieo tho
most wonderful plnojpplcs In the world. Tho
gunva crop Is immense nnd excellent, nnd f-omo
dnyllook to the establishment of thoguava
jelly industry in tho Island."
PROSPECT PARK.
A Stranger Who llaa Vood Words to Say About
the Main Kalraace.
To the EniTon or The Sun Sir : I have boon
looking around In lJ.ooklyn a little, and I find it
a big city with many attractive features. In the
course of my explorations I have now got as far
ns the main cntranco to Prospect Park, which I
find more Imposing than tho entrance to Central
Park at Fifth avenue and Fifty-ninth street In
Now York,
Approaching It ono comes first upon a circle
much larger than tho plaza at tho Fifth avcuuo
and Fifty-ninth street cntranco to Central Park.
Tlio Prospect Park circle is to have at Its centre
a great fountain, which, howexcr. is not yet in
place; there is nothing thero now but the exca
vation. Still approaching the park we conio to
anarch of considerable proportions, as largo as
tho arch nt tho lower end of Fifthavenuo in New
York. Visitors mav ascend to tho top of this
arch. Ilotwecn tho arch and tho actual
entrance to tho park there is a great
plaza, which mav be described in a general
way ns crescent-shaped without points, tho
horns merging into broad spaces to the right
nnd left of tho arch, into which run approach
ing ncnucs. The convex sldo of tlio plaza
makes a great sweeping Indentation in Ihc end
of tlio park. At tlio centre Is the main entrance,
while disposed at regular intervals around tho
sweep of this great indentation, I nhouhl say
lfiO to 200 feet apart, are four tall columns, yet
to bo surmounted by statues, ami nt either end
of tlio sweep thero Is a smnll circular pavilion,
Tlio land Immediately ad Wont to ihe entrance
to Prospect Park Is not all built upon; nor Is
nnyof it occupied hy buildings so lofty ns those
that surround the I'lnra at tho Fifth avenue en
trance to Central Park. Tlio effect of the park
ns seen from hero is larking in the splendid
prodigality that marks Central Park, which
ono comes upon nt thuvorv heart of tlio city;
but tho approach to Prospect Park is mora spa
cious and mora impressive; and they say that
the park itself is fine. I havo not been thero yet,
but I am going.
I met a Now Yorker to-day who said ho bad
novor seen Prospect Park; I havo no doubt
there are others, for I find that tho Manhattan
Islander Is apt tn think his own Is good enough
without Inking the trouble to look around vory
much, but I think It would nay hlmtogoovor
and tako u look at Prospect Park,
Nkw Zealandkr.
A Specimen orsw Journalism.
To tiic Editob or The Srs Sir .- rirae let me ex
pose this saniplu of "New Journalism," tho evening
variety:
Pantel Keiidi-llxrt, a carnonter, earlv this morn
ing wan hturlng weitwanl thrnuifh I'.'HIh street,
on hl wheel, and was rronilng !,euux avenue, when
car No. 107, i'ii the uptown track, shot along, go
lliit at ItH maximum rateuf Mpeed. Kendrlbcrt was
almoit nn the track Is-fore he saw the car. He at
tempted to turn northward, hut Jim as he did so the
car lilt him. lu ainoiiirut the car was over htm. ami
he was hack airaliint the fender. Isdiu; rolled oer and
over. The inotorniaii mado an effort to tiring the
ear to a standstill, hut was unalile to do so until It
had frone altout fifty feet. The man. with a great deal
of dtnlctilty, w as pulled out from Ids terllntni MMltlon.
ne lay In the street with til r)rs ilord a few mo
menta. Then lie opened them, clamU'red to bis feet
and looked around lu a dated niauuer."
This accident happened at about 0.03 on Friday
night, not "early this morning." I saw the man
come out of lUHtu street and make for tho track: In
turning tho corner he pruliably made ths track thirty
feet abovo tho corner. The ear was then ten feet be
hind him. When be saw it ao close ho simply col
lapsed from pure fright and fell lu a heap. As soon
as he began to totter after reaching the track tlio
motormnn. who had a clear bead, put on the brake
with all his might and then re ersed the poweri tho
man and wheehwere punned eight feet at the most.
1 was about the first to reach hliu after tbo car bail
backed away from hlin. ezpectlug to pick upanun
conscious man at the least, and was err much sur
prised when he picked himself up and looked for his
wheel. He had a very close call Indeed, and we wero
all very thankful that he was not badly hurt. Hut It
did not bsppen early this morning, he was not rolled
fifty feet, and he did mi eyeduili rolllug act either.
That tiKitorman was a hero I This comes from
New Yobk, J uno 1 . An Eva WlTirjs.
Tbe Klevated Turnstile,
To ins Editor or Tint 80s Sir: Will you or some
of your sensible readers tell me why, In tbe name of
common sense, the L road managers are putting a
turnstile at the downtown aide of Eighth street sta
tlon. I was always under the linprcsilou that their
effort was to facilitate quick travel, but from this
act ono can only conclude that ther merely wish to
rrduce expenses at the discomfort of the publlo. It
used to lie that ono who bad tickets (and many car
ried thrni Juit on this aocount) could oast through
and maybe catch a Bouth Kerry trsln, and thus save
from five to ten minutes, while a line of H, lu, IB, or
xO, as the case may be, wero waiting for tickets. If
It was a station that but few persuns used I would
say nothing, but as a patron of the road I do enter a
vigorous protest against such action on a "rush"
station. x. Y, Z.
Naw Yoax, June It.
Altexetbrr UlOerani.
JVom Brooklyn Life,
Elhel-But, papa, ho 1 willing to die for me.
l'spa Oh, well, I won't object to that. I thought
its wanted to marry you,
CUT MBIT XX TBB CABISKT.
Tn Iflar Cltlea r the Vnlan aTarmtak nearly
AU Ita Member.
Wabthnotoh, Juno 13. A newspaper para
graph Is "going tho rounds" of tho papers to
the effect that, with the oxceptlon of the Secre
tary ot Agriculture, who resides In Ames, la.,
nil tho members of President McKlnley's Cabi
net sre city mon. Secretary Illlssisa resident
of NowYork, Secretary Qnge of Chicago, Secre
tary Gary of Baltimore, Socretary Long of Bos
ton, Secretary McKenna of San Francisco, and
Secretary Alger of Detroit. In no previous Ad
ministration has the number of representatives
of tho very large cities been so groat as it is at
present. For tho first time In the political his
tory of tho United States it mnr bo said that a
majority ot tho big cities ot the country are so
represented.
By tho Federal census of 1800 tho eight cities
(counting New York and Brooklyn as ono, as,
officially, thoy will bo after Jan. 1. 1898) having
the largest population, were Now York, Chicago,
Philadelphia, St. Louis, Boston, Baltimore, and
San Francisco. Six of tho eight havo represent
atives in the President's Cabinet; two havo not.
Theso two are Philadelphia and St. Louis: but
both wore represented In tho last Republican
Cablnot, St. Louis by Mr. Noble, Harrison's 800
rctary of tho Intorlor, and Philadelphia by Mr.
Wanamakcr, PostmnstcrQonoral. St. Louis,
too, had a representative In the last Clovoland
Cablnot, Mr. Francis; so that tho big cltlos of
tho United States may bo said to havo had, of
late, their full share of Cabinet honor.
Thero are about 4,000 cities and towns having
more than 1,000 population each. Of these,
besides the olght already mentioned, there wero
fifty which h'ad a population of between 60,000
and 300OO0. These fifty cities have only one
representative in the Cabinet, and tho 3,600
townships havo only one representative, Mr.
Sherman of Mansfield. But if the large cities
of the country, and especially tho largest cities
of tho country, are tboso chiefly represented In
publlo Ilfo at this time, it is nono tho less a fact
that tho present Cabinet, which fitly represents
and reflects tbe present political conditions. Is
made up to a considerable extent of country
boys born and reared on farms.
Secretary Sherman, who Is a native of the
town of Lancaster, in Ohio, left school at four
teen and went to work for himself at seventeen.
Lyman Gago, the Secretary ot the Treasury,
was born near the little town of Do Ruyter,
In Madison county, N. Y., not far from Caze
novla, from which it was taken noarly a
century ago. FromDeRuyterhlsparentsmored
to tbe town of Rome, and he started In business
for himself nt thereof 18, one year later than
his colleague, Sherman. At the age of 10 the
Madison county boy went West to grow up with
tho country, and becamo a bookkeeper, bank
cashier, and ultimately bank president. Secre
tary Alger was born on a farm In the town of
Lafayette, in Medina county. In the Western
Reserve. Ho worked as a boy on a farm at
monthly wages, attending school In the autumn
and winter terms. He taught school, too, and
ucwiuioi nucu lu, w if. a . uuilv, vciu
admitted to tbe bar in Ohio at Akron, not far
from President McKlnloy's homo, when bat 23.
One year later, as many other good and success
ful men have done, he left Ohio to gain dis
tinction In another State, settling In Michigan,
of which he becamo Governor twenty-five years
later. Secretary McKenna is a native of Phila
delphia, and ho attended school in that city
until he was 12 years of age. Then his
parents removed to California, and at tbe age of
22 he was admitted to tbe bar. Thou h now a
legal resident of tho city of San Francisco, Sec
retary McKenna was reared In the town of
llonlcla, n Btnall one on the Pacific slope, and ho
did not remove to San Francisco until a few
years ago. Secretary Wilson Is a Scotchman by
birth, an Ayrshire man, brought up on a farm In
that agricultural county, whose merits were ex
tolled by Robert Hums, born In Ayr in 1750.
Tho parents of Wilson first settled in Connecti
cut when ho wns 17 years of age, and three
years later, at 20 years, ho went to Tama
county, la., where ho became a farmer. Tama
is ono of the richest agricultural counties
of tho corn State, and Mr. Wilson had
set up In business for himself as a farm
er before ho received his first political
honors. Secretary Gary was born in Uncasville,
Conn., a small town, and when a young man he
rcmovod with bis parents to Maryland. Secre
tary Long was born in Huckfleld, Oxford county,
Me., a llttlo town back of the railroad leading
to Portland, and Mr. Long received his prelimin
ary education in that town. Secretary Bliss is
a native of Fall River, imd in this respect Is an
exception to his colleagues in the President's
Cabinet, for Fall River is now ono of tho largest
of the manufacturing cities of tho Union; but at
tho time of Mr. Bliss's birth In 1833 its popu
lation was less than 3,000. Indeed, when Secre
tary Rliss was born there was, ofllclally, no such
town as Fall River, for it was then known as
Troy, and the enormous industry which has
slnco been developed there dntes nearly forty
years later. At tho beginning of the civil war
Fall River had less than 15,000 population, but
now has nearly 100,000.
Tho early Prcsidonts and tho members of tho
early Cabinets were, for tho most part, residents
of little towns, and tho voters did not turn to
tho lnriro cities for candidates. Tbn nrpjnf-
tendency to tho concentration of population,
stimulated by tho enormous Improvements in
transportation nnd in tho means of communica
tion, bus hail the consequence of drawing polit
ical lenders to tho largo cities after having
gained famo in smaller towns. A recent illus
tration of this attraction has boon furnished in
tho caso of former Congressman Bynum, ono of
tho active members of the National Democracy
of a year ago. Long a resident of Indlannpolls,
bo has removed to Urooklyn. Tho Shochans,
nctlvo Democrats, aro among thoso who havo
" transferred their activities " to Now York.
A majority of tho present Cabinet are " city
men," but It Is equally true, as n little observa
tion of tho facts of the caso shows, that a major
ity aro " country boys."
nubbernecklug at Dryan's Home.
JYowi the .Vrbrnsla State Journal.
The east-bound Uurllngton flyer stops at Lin
coln for ono solid hour overy nfternoon between
1:15 nnd 2:15. That gives tlmo enough for
sightseers to pile on to a trolley car and rldo a
milo or two and then back without foclingthnt
there is dimrer that tho train will go away and
leave them. The car takes them out Seven
teenth stroct and all of them havo tho llryan
house pointed out by thn conductor. If tho
tourltts happen to bo silver peoplo and the
train from tho west brings n great many of that
kind- they get off nt D street nnd spend all
tlio time at thelrdisposal rubbernecking in front
of the home of their idol. They gather leaves
from tho llryan trues and blades of bluo grass
from the llryan lawn, and oven pick bits ofbnrk
from the llrj nn trees and add them to their col
lect Ions of precious relics. A man living in that
neighborhood says that this ono train furnishes
nn average of n dozen of theso tourists overy
day. There are n dozen uotnble mibllalmlldtngs
in and around Lincoln, but this llryan house at
tracts more attention than all ot them combined
from these chance visitors.
Preached Trom a Pulpit 3O0 Veet High.
From the St. Isiuti a lobe-Democrat.
PAitKKitHitima, W. Vn., June 10. In tho
wildest and most picturesquo section of Wirt
county, nenr Ceston, a hugo rock, known as
"Dovll's Tea Table," hangs over the river, high
above thn nlley, A few weeks ago tho Rov.
John Ilounctt.nn eccentric mountain evangelist,
announced that he would proaih from this ni k,
naming last (Sunday us tho day for tlio ecrvlco.
During Saturday night and early Sunday morn
ing the backwoodsmen nnd their families began
gathering nt the foot of tho rock, and hyll
o clock over 1,000 persons a-wnlted thendtcnt
of tho preacher, who soon appeared on tlio edgo
of the rock and dolhered his sermon from u pul
pit 200 feet nlxito his t-ongretrntlnn, his text
being "On This Hock I IlulM My Church." It
was the most unlquo and linprcssivo acrrlco
ever hold in this Staate.
Chlckena Known bj Their llosets.
From the Allentown Call.
On tho 12th of last May Peter Knglcman ot
Lower Mllford township, hearing nn unusual
commotion in his chicken house, went to Inves
tigate, und raptured Allen Htuuffcr, a wagon
containing nlnuty-slx chickens, besides a blcyclo
and some clothe. Neighbors canio who Identi
fied some of Ihe chickens, and six cases on tho
charge of larceny against Charles nnd Allen
Stuuffcr eusucd, Allen pleaded guilty, but
Charles succeeded in proving an alibi and was
acquitted. Ono of the witnesses Identified his
chickens because when taken to his homo they
Immediately went to their roosU, '
oziifxoir pzaob asi the aztxxosM.
The Prapaaltlan ta Change thn Kama Otvsa I
In Honor ofTns statesmen. I
Clinton placo Is that part of Klghth street he. I
twoon Broadway and Sixth nt tmim. Titers Is I
now ponding before tho Hoard of Aldermen a K
proposition to abandon tlio name ('Union pUc, laKf
and substitute for It tho less euphonious, lr,, B'
patriotic, and less familiar tltlo Klghth street.
The predecessors of tho prcsonl Hoard of Aider. il.
mon intended to honor tho memory of the ('Us. ;'
tons In selecting this name.
Qeorge Clinton was a nntlvo of Ulster county, I
and be enjoyed tho peculiar nnd nnrlvnlltd ills'. I
tlnctlon of being for clghtocn consccutltc years 1
Governor of tho State of Now York-from 1777 I
to 1705 and again from 1801 to ISO I. llovras M
tho first appolntod Governor of Now York and h j
was likewise the first eloctod Governor. When r
chosen ns an elcctlvo officer ho had three times Iff
as many votes as all his competitors combined.
Georgo Clinton was also for two terms Vicel I
Prasldont of the United States and he was an I
unsuccessful candidate twlco for election to ths I
same oftlco. being the only man in thn politics
history ot tho United States who w as four tlmaa I
a candidate for Vice-President.
De Witt Clinton was a natlvo of thn Illinium I
River valley district, and ho was Now York's. I
first Senator. For ton years, too frutn 1H17 to M
1822, and from 1822 to 1827 ho was Governor aV
of tho State, and ho was also Mayor of NeW Ml
York, and a candidate for tho Presidency of tin 9a
United States against James Madison. To Do 'If
Witt Clinton Is goncrnlly ascribed tho credit for W
the establishment of tho Krio Canal, ana Ih
namo Clinton, therefore. Is ono which It might I
naturally be thought would bo held in grateful I
remembrance by all patriotlo Now Yorkers. I
Theso considerations, howover, do not appear B
to weigh very much with thoso who desire an lV
official abandonment of the namo of Clinton Al
place. Thoy declare that although Klghth Ml
street runs In a straight lino from Sixth ntenua I'll
to Avenue A, It Is known for a portion of the dls- W
tance as Clinton place, and In so much of it as I j
Is between Third avenue and Avenue A as St.
Mark's place. Tho effect of these designations
they find to bs that strangers often hare diffi
culty In locating addresses. Prominent among
the signers of the petition for the change Is ex
Judge Charles P. Daly, who has been a resident
of Clinton place for moro years than many old
New Yorkers can remember. Among thn other
signers are S. V. R. Cruger, Commissioner of
Parks: John Danlelhtho Trow Directory Com
pany, J. M. Obmles, Richard Deeres, who Is ons
of tho East River Bridgo Commissioners ap
pointed by the present Mayor: L. Hangan, man.
nger of the Germanla Theatre, and Kgiblo dl
Persia.
In explaining their apparent disregard of pa
triotic traditions, tbo petitioners declare thai
they are well aware that tbo name Clinton plao ff
"may have had historical or local causes or U
origin Justifying its existence at the time whea
It was conferred, and that such causes or origin
wero recognizable and appreciable by the dwell
ers of such portions of tbe street and by others
of the residents of the city for some time there
after." This is a somewhat ambbruous and
perhaps misleading statement, especially In view
of tbo fact that with tho lapse of time following
its opening tbe Importance of the Erie Canal to
the commerce and Industry of the city of New
York seems to Increase rather than decline, and
the people of the State of New York have within
the past three years authorized an additional
expendltureof $9,000,000 to Improve this water
way. No definite action has been taken on tM
question of a change of name.
THE BE AX a.
Branding Re Defence Against Bafisulnatt .
To ths EDrron or Tm Bun Sir: The adV
torlal, " Branding the Seal," which appeared in
The Son of Friday, June 11, when read by tho Ik
average reader, seems to prove that it branding (jl
the female seals wero resorted to, their skins for M
mercantile purposes would become valueless. II
The great trouble on the questions of the pres
ervation of the fur seal, pelagic sealing, Iul, has
ever been that most of the suggestions and argu
ments have been mado by people entirely un
acquainted with the practical alda of the for
trade and the use to which the skins are put.
Nothing is less likely to stop pelagio sealing
than tho branding of the females. Every fur
rier will ridicule the Idea of rendering a skin
valueless by brands, unless those brands are suf
ficient in extent and severe In result to kill the
animal and mako it a "dead-fall."
It is the furrier's business to repair damages
caused to the skin by nahiral or artificial means,
and nothing would be easier to repair than the
damages caused by brands. That holes and bars
places on a sealskin do not render it valueless la
easily proven by inspecting a seal or any other
fur garment upon the leather side, which will
show numberless seams made In the process ot
reassembling ths different parts and pieces.
There are better ways than branding to step
pelagic sealing if such Is the honest intention ox
the Governments interested. LxoxPumrr,
Editor Cloak and Icre.
Tbe Paaatag aftaa Seal.
From Cloait and Fun.
Let the United States Oovernment tax all fezaal
skins Imported Into this country sufficiently to malt
their Importation Impossible, and let all msi seal
aklns come In free of dnty, and tbe prion of the former
will, with tho United States out of tbe maiket, drop
to a level which wlU atop pelagio sealing more effec
tively than tho luke-warm policing of tho seas by a D
fleet of opera comlquo vessels, the employment of I
which Is but adding Insult to Injury. I
A more sensible. It even more aggressive, way of I
stopping pelagio sealing and the destruction or female I
seals would be to entirely prohlbltJlie Importation of I
female skins, and to make It a misdemeanor to havo JB
tbem in possession. As radical as this measure may ap- IB
pear. It would merely ,"be Justice, for as long as It is un A
lawful for an American citizen to catch the female U
seal It should be unlawful to handle or to expos H
for sale. B
Foreign IVote or Real Intereat. flj
Preneh priests at Jotusalam have been exploring H
the land of Edom and hare found a number of now
Inscriptions on tombs at Pofra.
vienna-s Acaaemy or sciences has celeoraMd Its
nftletn anniversary. Lord Lister and Prof. Max
MMler were elected honorary members.
Oabrtele d'Annunslo, tbe Itillan novelist. Is go
ing to visit England and tho Scottish lakes this
summer on his way to the Unltod States.
Tekln's new Russian bank was opened at the nd
ot Uar with groat pomp. Prince Oukhtomsky, the
Russian special envoy to Chiai, being present.
It turns out to everv ore's surprise that the lata
Sir Augustus narrls. tnough a theatrical manager,
haa left a fortune ot half a million dollars.
While the Mayor of Deost In the fyrenees was
officially greeting the Prefect of me department,
ho was arretted, together with bis predecessor la
office, for arson.
Sarah Bernhardt, having thrown open ber Renais
sance Theatre to Eleanora D'iie mis season, an
nounces that Sir Henry Irving and Ellen Terry will
appoar there noxt fall.
11. Waddington'a celebrated collection of ardent
coins win lie bought by tho Paris lUbllothtqua Na
tlonale, the Franuh Chamber uf Deputies having
voted 481,000 francs ror ths purpose.
Ardross, the Rosshlro ostate on which tbe secoo
Duke of Sutherland spent SV.000,000, has besn sold
to Mr, Parrlus, tn Worcestershire sauc manufa- R
turer. The estate comprises se.ouo acres. In- I
eluding 10,000 acres of grouse moors and 12,U0S R
acrss or deer forest. 1
"Jsanle Pcana's" gravestone In Irongray cburen.
yard Is being chipped anay bv relic limners. Tn V
name of tho girl, wl ose story sir Wilier Soots
uss-i In tho "Heart cf Midlothian." and whos
appeal 10 the Dufe of trgjll procured her niter's
pardon, was Helen Walker,
Albert Edward's great pnu'tlee In spccchmaklng
at openings and dedlentlnns '111 not i a htm from
a bad historical slip at tne Canterbury celebration.
lie said tlut ho ho ed 10 return soon tn sea th
lomu of bis great aitci'tiur, the Iilacx Prince, tin
fortunately llic puck I'rlnre had but one soa,
Rtebard II., who died childless.
There was a curious Jumblo ot trades In the Seine
at l'ailt rerrntlr. A clerk trying to commit tul
clde Jumped Into the river from tho Pont au
Change, when there leaped In to savn him In suj.
cession a printer, a mechanic, a peddler, a day la
borer, an Infantry soldier, and a policeman. Be
tween thi-m they got htm athor uudrowned,
M. Fernand Oregb, for bis "Malson de I'Enfance," ,
has received from ths Acad mlo I'rsnc.ilio half of t
Ihe Arclmn-Depvyroutesprlsoof 4,000 francs for ilia
most Important volume of verse of tbe.year. The
award was a compromise after a srrlous row In lbs
Academy, for, whllo the poetic quality of the worX
was acknowledged, many of the verses woUteJ tho
rules of orthodox French prosody, and the uri'1"
ratcl.ns wero unwilling to pais otar Ih faults of
form, U, Oregh's prize Is looked upon as a ilctorr
for the newer schools of poetry,
Oxford celebrated a recent v(U of tho Tilers ef
Wales by an old-faitilonrd town and gown row of
unusual proportions. Tne students unJertuok to
clear sidewalks and streets by uiarchliir In com
psct bodies with arms Interlocked ami ran sgluit
the metropolitan policemen, sent up to prop t Its
Prince. After being severely iluhbrd, fourlisa
ituleuls and a fellow and led Jrer of one of llif coi
leges were arretted and lined for drunkcnncis an!
disorderly conduct In lha police court, while ethsrs
were fined by th university authorities for flint"
lag the police. r It I
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