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B TUBSDAY, .II'NK U2, 18117.
K i tiibarrlptlarie by .lull roat-rnld.
H t FAIt.Y. per Month Bono
; DAILY, per Year BOO
H ft MJNIJAV, per Year lion
' S DAILY AXD HlJNDAY, per Year H OO
H n1 DAILY AND SUNDAY, per Month
B fcr. pottago to foreign corutrtra added.
B fr Tnc Kts, New York City.
H t nitit Kloscjue No. IS, near Grand Hotel.
B & Ifemr frtende who fwor icffamnnuicr'pfsor
B !' jMtWionffoa ra to lime rejettett arttcte returned,
Mm & liri mint In nf en ar rcru! ttnmpefor that purpose.
H WT- ijuri'ii V'lulorln'M Jubilee.
H ffj'1 Tho jir.ilscs uf tho womanly purity cf.
r fj'i Queen VltvroiilA, with which tho pulpit,
Iniid moru especially the Kplscop.il pulpit,
rc-Hounrtccl lust Sunday, wens undoubtedly
jiiHlIlli'il by tho lite of that fjood. woman
mid exemplary mother ; hut to judgo by tho
rinphusU lulil cm that particular vlrtuo In
her wo should infer that tho preachers re
Rdnl such ft specimen of womanhood as uu
usual and extraordinary. Klso why did
they all dwell on It aud niaho It tho cen
tral themo of their laudatory sermon:)? Is
womanly purity so rare that an exem
plar of tho virtue Is distinguished among
women and must bo celebrated loudly as
Insular lu her moral elevation?.
If thebo preachers had lauded tho blame
h i icy lessuess of Queen Victohia's life, her spot-
B Ft . lc.43 maidenhood, aud her chaste und dc-
B .. voted matrouhood, as n conspicuous lllus-
B f;' tratlun of virtues which glorify thewoman-
B $p ly character, they would not have passed
B Jp'f ht'jond tho liouuds of tho pralso justly duo
K fc. , to womanhood. If they had said that tho
B sr iiroulincss most deserving of honor and
B . levercnco in her is tho intrinsic purity and
B. Vy- moral education which sho shares In com-
fl EV mon with tho great multitudo of women,
B SS- high aud low, and in nil ngesand countries,
B fc - they would lmvo expressed a sentiment
WL i & which millions of wives, mothers, mid
B 3T daughters in this republic inspire In tho
Wtd Ms. hearts of men. A material crown makes
BE. W a queen artificially; the real crown and
B ficeptre aro tho nobility and grandeur of
B A womunhood.
Bb ! ' To us republicans Queen Victohia's
K I fti,. truest royalty consists in hor possession
BpS Rv and exemplification of the virtues and
B fe" graces which adorn all womanhood in its
lit ff normal type; and tho low typo may bo dis-
1 1 h missed from consideration as abnormnl and
Hi ," morbid. It is so rare that it is an Insult to
BE. Sj pi also a woman on her chastity simply.
m It-' )f course sho is pure ; sho could not be
MM S. o.herwlw; and she resents prniso for a
''' K, - quality which Is first of all inherent in her.
vjv j 5l You might as well pralso a man for not
Kit L beliiRU thief.
Wi; I The womanly self-respect which Queen
Hj( i Si- Victoria has always displayed in her high
Ki'; j&' place, moreover, is not now unusual among
Bfk i w. queens, and tho women of royal families
b'1 W.' generally. The moral tone of tho women
B'J?" ' "10 Ty I1011303 of Russia, Germany,
mH', t Austria, Italy, Sweden, and the rest is as
bw?' i li's'1 "s that of Queen Victoria's own
MM m household. Dr. Parker Morgan could as
Bo1' Va fitly have bestowed on them all the nralses
Er ' h. which ho showered on her especially. In
Hjlf ,' ! ;-0 times past in the French Court of both tho
Hftr. fy kingdom and the empire there have been
ffl;;. i $ instances of moral laxity and debasement,
ft'lf $ mit tno ,ast Kmpress, EuoEXin, was, like
Bmi ,f Queen Victoria, of blameless llfo as a wUo
B'' , and mother.
Kc f S; The celebration of Queen Victoria's Ju-
Bjj, I .' hilec is interesting to us, not as a tribute to
Bjl', J X her personally and as a nominal sovereign,
K& j but simply as affording an occasion for the
KlU Knglish people to give expression to their
BjPt?' l exultation over tho progress, unexampled
ll&l! In their history, which they havo made
lw'!! 4 - during the sixty years of her reign as their
K titular monarch. Really they arc celebrat-
WjjM ' Pr ' Ing themselves and not her. Sho has con-
SgjjJ " $ trlbuted nothing directly to that progress,
w&M , J but sho 'ias not Interfered with it. Sho
wW? h could not have offered any obstructions to It
WLii ; t and remained on her throne. She has served
$ j. well the only purpose, tho Knglish have in
W& ' : ,t maintaining a monnrchy, and that Is to
ImWk : f keep up tho fiction of an individual sov-
WpB"' orcign at tho head of the State. The actual
''fljB ) Y (ioverument has gone on without regard to
rB I i" her. Sho has accepted the varying policies
JB j j of tho Governments as they havo been
.H'r j changed by popular opinion, having no
H.. i more powcrto thwart or modify them than
H t v If she wcro a wooden figure instead of a
SBJ' ! ' live woman. Really sho is a slave, a slave
!'BB;t J of tho conventions surrounding her royal
HBH." dignity and of tho actual masters of tho
,t '-ZaB , ' Knglish Government, whose will she must
i'-vH' do. Tho Knglish throno has not yet leen
fi'SM r carted away to tho junk nliop, but it bears
I'l.Ki '' .- no longer tho sovereignty it typifies; that is
BHHj in tho Knglish people. Virtually Kngland
fcjH':' ,H ,l democracy, and It heeps an Individual
BB'' sovereign as a theatrical accessory, as a
Hv Bort of traditional fetich.
BJBB, , Ilcuro Queen Victohia's Jubilee, is im-
BH , portant. simply as a celebration of tho do-
BH velopmcut. of Ilritish power during tho last
B j- sixty years. Personally, as the diary pub-
iB '' llslied by her revealed her Individuality,
BB sho is a woman peculiarly without auy of
',MWm , tho iuallties uhlch glvo distinction. She
B- Is merely a tio or tho eonventionnl aud
iBBJ . ,,, atendy.golug Knglish woman. Shoisiitlg-
'"cB i , nro in no wise romantic and 'In no wuy
Kft ; ''' atimulntliig to tho Imagination.
itrlBB.
. H - i! British i:pniislon.
I BB b A most significant feature of Kngland'n
" 'B ', " Jubilco Is that tho noto of Imperialism Is
' H 4 everywhero struck. Tho growth lu Kng.
rH land's power between Ih'.Yi and lfit)7 Is con-
lH' K - v tlnually pointed out, nnd tho coronation of
'H. ?? " " tho young Queen Iscontrastcd with the far-
iV;H i, t A. reaching sway of tho Kmpress of to-day.
4B-! ' It appears, too, that the historians of tho
aB-v .' Jubilco do not need to go back threescore
5jiB; , , years for tho starting points of current man-
OrBfM: J l Ifentatlonsof Urltlsh Imperialism, Accord-
J'ABB fc, ' Ing to tho Admiralty und Home (litnrtla
) 'jH'' & (lasctte, a spirit quite different fiom tho
JJ.f'B. 8nl prfscntprovalh'dlcssthantwcutyjearsago:
tJlB lRL "ItwaMbectKwIi ot l)io I-Htlo i:ujlanilrr, nf the
?bt BBK C, IvnV porlib ludlo. away with tha coluukaKclioul. In the
.JjBBB. yjL Vl lit ttii jrari ahtallhji'hanno liai lomoiivcr publl;
tVBHNBR, J,,, oplalou, anil tho nrnu of our (oimtrymru aro now oi
V-BBH H WL ' '''"tho linportauvo cuil tulvnutaeo or nur tut
BBB 1 XN. "toplruaa a low tpcrlaliiu wero a goiicrntlou oro.
'P'flJBj , 1 J, liuali apcctaslea aa will l unfohlwl to their Tlow ou
WMaaH I t Juno2 miutOx tha Iruon ou their lulml, and itig-
BBjH 1 i fa KMtlnuharcnucanf Imperial KroiTtli and cxpamloD,
,x KM ,j&j:A;(,4Vat9rciulto(lhacoutlnuoulutcruatlooan'oii)pctl-
V .BV I f C UVU gllDJ VD lnrouBnol " world,"
-MBBaW J wfu?w!iK0bt'e ' 'a spirit and to the search
i BBpI ' "4hL Cfesh ftvcnuesof Imperial growth we aru
.-'' .B' .'- 'fejiowlitlbo Kngland's assault upon A'euezue-
lavwlcr endeavor lo strip that little re-
H !U9fVgreat part of its domains. The
V 'B.9-J4 , TTl,Jf? luid a recent experience of
, (Bm-V tho fcjwSgort; as havo other countries in
' BB ' I "' SI", wSo Indeed, the military jour-
!H BH "al lustV)U0d frankly says that " lu
' Hffi South Africa no ono can think of assigning
;Tl nB'B!l' ' H "m,fc to An8lo-8axon expansion, and
V. BBLbKI s opposition yittl but cajtv it further, aud
bbhsbbbbbbbbbbW'
bbbbbbbbIbBb. f ' ''
BBBBBBBBBBe v v-
fix Its foundations on a surer basis.' It
adds a hint that may Interest other Kuro
pean nations, namely, that " In Australasia
tho tendency to nbsorh tho Kastcrn Archi
pelago and to link on with India nnd
tho Malay peninsula must grow." Kng
land's occupation of Kgypt is becomlug
mora and mora ilxcd, and at this very
time, on tho Upper Nile, tho Anglo-Kgyp-tlan
forces aro regathcrlng around their
standards for an expedition to Khartoum.
In tho Pacific, Kngland and Germany
havo of lato yearn parcelled out between
them nearly nil tho Islands not previ
ously gobbled, and perhaps It is doubt
less to a surpin greediness of modem
Urltlsh Imperialism that vro owo tho do
nuuclat Ion In soma quarters of our proposed
occupation ot Hawaii. Hawaii herrlf
urges it, and It constitutes our solitary
foothold In that Pacific where Kngland has
scores; yet wo find somo British ciltlcsde
scribing It h a grabbing of what docs not
belong to us, nnd of what wo ought, never
to bo suffered to keep without llrst getting
Kugland's pcimisslou.
Provided Kngland respects tho Monroo
doctrine, and confines her aggressions to
other parts of tho earth than ours, alio
may go her way. Only, it Is impor
tant that wo should not mistako her
Ideas and her purposes, as avowed with
tho extra burst ot frankness which tho
elation of tho jubilco brings. Wo encoun
ter them now In Venezuela, now In Nica
ragua, now In Hawaii, and now In Retiring
Sea. And they como very strikingly before
us when Kngland Is amazed that we should
step beyond tho shores that mark this con
tinent, whereas she is to seek " fresh ave
nues of Imperial growth nnd expansion"
all over tha earth.
Irish Parties unit tho British Gov-
Cl'lltUQIU.
Tho Unionists, having obtained In 1803
nn overwhelming majority of tho House of
Commons, aro almost curtain to retain
power until 1001, at nil events; aud there
are, as yet, no Indications of such :i popular
revulsion as will bo needed to assure a Lib
eral victory four years hence. There is,
then, no hopo of gaining homo rule for Ire
land for some time to come. Such being
the outlook as regards their principal aim,
what. Is to br the attitude of tho Irish Na
tionalists in tho Immediate future?
Touching this point, tho evidenco fur
nished by some recent Incidents looks at
llrst sight conflicting. The Nationalist
members of Parliament havo refused to
tako any part In tho celebration of tho
Queen's Jubilco on tho ground that their
country has had nothing to bo thankful for
during the reign of Victoria. Then, again,
toward the end of May tho Parnelllte mem
bers endeavored to prevent a small ap
propriation for harbors, for tho reason, they
said, that Ireland would havo to pay too
largo a proportion of tho sum. Tho Houso
was at tho timo in Committee ou Supply,
and the Chairman held that tho attempt to
open up the whole question of tho financial
relations ot Great Britain and Ireland was
out of order. Mr. John K. Rkdmokd, tho
leader of tho Pamellltcs, and thrco of his
colleagues successively refused to defer to
this ruling, and wcro suspended, thus re
calling the Rcenes rorwjitrillv wirnivspri
when Mr. Parnei.l was alive.
On tho other hand, when Mr. Balfour,
a week earlier, announced his intention to
bring forward by and by a scheme for giv
ing to Ireland a local government as full
and free as that which has already been
given to Kngland and Scotland, Mr.
Redmond, Mr. Dillon, and Mr. Healy
all testified tho most lively satisfac
tion. Subsequently, speaking In Glas
gow, Mr. T. Hualy dwelt with a good
deal of emphasis on what he dcscrllwd
as the brightening prospects of Ireland. Ho
declared that In splto of tho divisions in
tho Nationalist party, ot Mr. Gladstone's
retirement, and of his replacement by a
gentleman who did not know his own
mind upon questions, Irish, Knglish, or
Scotch the allusion was, of course, to Lord
RosEnERY tho outlook had nover been so
promising for Ireland sinco Mr. Glad
stone's adoption of tho homo rule
causo In 1880. Tho proof furnished
by the Royal Commission that Ire
land had long been bearing mora than
her share of tho Imperial expenditure had
caused tho Irish landlords to unite with
tho Irish people in tho demand for fiscal
redress. Mr. Healy attributed to tho
pressure exerted by tho Irish nnd Con
servative parties tho fact thut Mr. Bal
four bad outlined a new policy lately,
namely, a Local Government bill which,
if passed in the form foreshadowed, would
go far to settle many of those unhappy
differences which hod disrupted tho Irish
Mr. Healy did not hesltato to give tho
Unionist Government credit for straight
and honest meaning in the matter, aud ho
went on to enumerate some reasons for
thinking that the proposed measure would
prove u great emollient of Irish disaffec
tion. It would create, he pointed out, In
overy Irish county nn Independent local
authority, elected by tho people, to do
what thu people wanted dono with
their own money, and so put an end
to tho Grand Jury system. It would
also do away with tho wasteful and un
charitable Poor law system now existing
In Ireland, aud rcph.ro it with tho Knglish
and Scotch system of allowing every man a
votn in local atralrs. Thus would Irlbhmcu
bo taught self-government. Tho now
County Councils, ho added, would havo to
do their work under tho vigilant eyo of the
electors, and, should an expression ot tho
national will bo desired later on, ho thought
that, oven lu I ho absence of an Irish Parlia
ment, thcio would not bo much dlfllculty
In arriving at an approximative decision
through a consultation of tho County Coun
ells all over Ireland. At tho samo time, re
calling tho fato of previous measures, Mr.
Healy said ho must reserve his Judgment
until ho saw what form tho bill would tako
after tho Lords had handled it. Hot bought
that, If tho Government really wished to
couclliate tho Irish party, they should do
what was douo with tho Ashbourne net of
188D, namely, introduce their hill llrst In
the Houso of Lords; then, when they got it
down lo tiie Houms of Commons, Irishmen
could sou whothcr It was worth discussing.
After all. there Is nothing essentially In.
congruous in these Incidents. They ure all
consonant with the fundamental feellujj of
tho Irish people, which Is ono of resentment
for tho past, and of distrust of tho motives
of tho present Unionist party, coupled with
a natural eagerness to secure overy posslblo
installment of whut they consider their
Juat due. They will gladly accept tho
offered local government, provided It do
not turn out a sham, but that will
not hinder them from clamoring for a thor
ough readjustment of tho financial rela
tions of Groat Britain and Ireland. Bo
causo to them may bo conceded tho tamo
rights which are enjoyed by Kngllshmen
and Scotchmen Is certainly no reason why
b
they should eontlnuo to pay mors than
their fair proportion of taxes. So Mr.
Hcaly and Mr. Redmond aro both right.
Doctor and Queen Emerlto.
Tho plaint of tho fairy Queen emertta of
tho Hawaiian Islands comes from Washing
ton with n sound of -many robust tears.
Tho monarch on tho retired list bewails
tho fact that there la no provision for her
in the Hawaiian annexation treaty, and she
looks back with regret to tho $20,000 pin
money which Gen. Harrison's treaty pro
posed to allow her.
Thcso vrnlllngs and theso tears cannot be
meant for tho American people. It Is not
tho fault of tho American people that the
lady from tho South Sens is not enjoying a
pension from tho United States. GltovuR
Cl.EvnLAND of Princeton, N. J Is Hickman
who Is responsible for hor deprivation. To
him her reproaches must boaddreBsed, Has
sho not a good caso in equity against that
falso friend 1 Is It not his duty In equity to
pay out of his own coinfortabiyand extraor
dinarily filled pockets tho pension which
ho prevented her from getting? As a Doctor
of Laws, ho should sco that Justlco Is douo to
a lady who looked to him for protection,
who has lost through him a fat incomo and
who Is built, bo to apeak, after his own lines.
Tho caso of Do.MtNts against Cleveland
ought to bo referred to arbitration at onco.
Dr. Patton of Princeton can reprcbcnt
tho retired Boss. Mr. Julius A. Palmer
of Washington and Hawaii can represent
tho retired Queen. Tho third arbitrator,
chosen by them, might bo tho Hon.
" Larry" Godkin or tho Hon. Everett P.
Wheeler. But perhaps Dr. Cleveland,
with his habitual generosity, will antici
pate tho necessity for arbitration, and send
tho lady u check for her back pay and a
bond to pay her a pcuston In tho future. It
Is scandalous to sco two consecrated ex
rulers quarrelling about money matters.
Tho AVholo Hog.
At tho County Convention of tho Demo
crats of Cuyahoga county last Saturday an
nttempt was mado by somo of the trimmers
to limit tho declaration of continuingbclicf
In tho Chicago platform to tho financial
plank. The attempt failed utterly. Tho
whole platform was Indorsed. Any other
courso was impossible. Tho whole of tho
platform is still tho lawaud gospel of tho
Democrat l? party, and must remain so
until 1000; nor is there any visible
gleam of probability that it will then bo
changed except in tho direction of still
mora radical demands.
Somo of tho Democrats who swallowed
free silver with only a mild complaint, Btlll
havo contortions over some other pnrts of
tho Chicago platform. They do not believo
in government by riot, or at least they do
not believe that proposals for such n gov
ernment or no-government aro attractive to
voters or likely to aid tho silver propa
ganda. They have some lingering regard
for the Independence, of tho Supremo Court,
or elso they think it is inadvisable for
their party to avow its intention of packing
that court in order to havo the Incomo tax
declared constitutional. Aud some of
them the Income tax pinches and frightens.
or elso they aru afraid that it will be Im
possiblo to reconcile States llko Now York,
New Jersey, and Connecticut to that tax.
Thcso men, whatever their objections to
certain parts 'of the platform, aside from
principle or calculation, nro only a small,
Indeed an Insignificant, minority of their
party. They are a handful of conservatives
in an organization which Is fiercely radical,
and they will have to go to the wall. There
can be no modi Meat Ion of the Chicago plat
form for local convenience. Tho whole
platform stands and must bo Indorsed
or rejected, all together and at once,
l'rco riot, tho Income tax, tho packing of
the Supremo Court, couut just as much as
free silver counts. Whoever leaves ortakes
tho Chicago platform must leave or tako
the whole of It. It cannot bo divided. The
Democrats of every county will havo to do
what tho Democrats of Cuyahoga county
havo dono; and any Democratic leaders
here or, anywhere else who try to monkey
with tho official principles of their party
will bo likely to get Into trouble.
Laudation or Scth Low.
There Is a well-known proverb about men
being damned by faint praise. Such Is
not likely to bo tho fato of Setii Low. If
ho falls by the political waysido this nu
tumn, his discomfiture will bo largely
attributable to tho folly of tho hero-worshippers
who are continually holding him
up for tho admiration of their fellow-beings
as the Model Man.
An example of tho tendency In this
direction Is furnished by a sermon which
was preached In tho Second Collegiate
Reformed Church In Harlem on Sunday
by tho Rev. Dr. William Justin Hailsua
upon tho text : " Because ho had no depth."
In this discourse the clcrgymnn dwelt upon
tho shallowness of American life, declaring
that shallowness of thought, shallowness
of love, shallowness of trust In ono another,
ami shallowness of trust In God were very
sad features of these degenerate times. Ho
then went on to say :
"Tha few great mi-u nuo artia Into prominence
and uiwfulucM nro tucjr who line cultlratcd depth
of thoiiitht, lore, and truat. hETH Low would aerer
naro taken tho p!o,?n honownocupfealnourmunlclpal
nnd educational life If tin had not cultlratcd depth of
iharacter from bU roung manhood Mendllj on to tha
preient time. If ho ahould tieenms Major of tha
Greater Naw York, It would bo uecauaa men of rart
oua partial recognize tuli faot."
It seems, then, that Srrrn Low Is tho
President of Columbia College and favora
bly considered for tho ofllco of Mayor, be
cause ho has " cultivated depth of character
from his young manhood steadily up to tho
present time." We confess our Inability
to understand exactly what this means, or
exactly how a pcrnon cultivates depth of
character, Seth Low was born wealthy, und
has always lived amid wealthy surround
ings and has mado a most admlrablo and
generous tue of tho wealth which ho In
herited from his father. That father culti
vated the young man's mind by sending
him to school nnd college, nnd his morals
by hcnding him to Sunday school and
church; but A. A. Low was too sensible a
person to talk or thlulc about cultivating
his son's "tlcpt',1 3'. character."- There was
no nonsense nbout him.
Wo hate no doubt that tho Rev. Dr.
Harmia was actuated by tho best motives,
and desired only to promote tho causo of
good government by what ho said of Mr.
Low on Sunday.
Such cNtravagant talk, however, does
more harm than gocd to tho object of
admiration. Tho pcoplo at largo do not
believe In tho existence of dcml-gods, and
oven If there are any, they do not want ono
for Mayor of tho Greater Now York.
The attractiveness of tho Institutions
known as summer schools or assemblies Is made
manifest by tho largo number of peoplo, men
anil women, who attend tuein, and by tho rapid
Increase ottbelrnuoibar. They arc all uiodcllod,
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talrjmwkiTirtrra,taerlirudtBsUtuU,
whtoh ttm established long ago at Chautauqua,
In this BUte.
The Catholto Bummer School, .which trai
opencd In 1893, with the approval of the au
thorities ot the Church, met with Immedlnto
success, and its session will be renewed with
brilliant prospects early. In next month. Other
of thcso assemblies are the Normal tnstttuto at
Martha's Vlnoyanl, the Bummer School of the
Pennsylvania University, tho Bummer School of
Applied Kthics at Plymouth, Mass., and many
in the Western States. A Jewish Bummer
Assembly, orrranlzod by the Jewish Chautauqua
Society, Is to bo oponod soon ot Atlantic) City.
N. J. Its locturefs and othor Instructors Include
n lareo number of tho moro promlnont rabbis In
the United States. As Its establishment is a
novel departure, we irfve olsnhoro a nummary
of Its programme for tho first year. '
"PteaMfnlMcKisLKT'spirlT Is not tn hlfh faror
In New Tort Juit now." AVte Tor Timet.
If true, lhatlsnows nf tho llrst Importance.
If It Isn't McKinley It is Bryan; and don't you
forcot.IL
Tammany Hall and tho Hon, Git over
Cleveland aro again In harmony. Each of them
thinks that the issuo ot the Now York campaign
should bo " homo rule," or a local losno of tho pur
est type. Curiously enough, Horr Oswald Cleve
land OTTKNnonKKit, of tho Slaati-Zeihinp,
thinks that thohomo-rulo Idea Is a "nicnnlnclcs
(nlchtsngcnile) phrase," and that "das Issue."
Is not homo rulo, but tho smashing of tho two
treat machines. Republican and Tammany.
Wo havo hero a concentration of sublimated
humbug truly extraordinary. Although Ilerr
Ottendorfer says that antl-machlncry is tho
Issue, wo know that tho purpose ot his heart's
bottom Is to repeal, or rather to nullify by disap
proving non-admlnlstratton, the Raines law.
Mr, Siieeiian of Tumumny la for home rule, of
course with no other idea worth mentioning
than tho restoration ot tho Democratic party,
DitYANorno Uuyan. Mr. Cleveland says he
U for homo rule, but that being peculiarly
lnano under tho circumstances, wo nro unublo
to lmnglno what his supprcHSod lunging ts. other
than to be In with tho boys again.
A "Scot" appoints TriE Sun arbiter upon
tho merits of Mr. Alfred Austin's official
poem on the Quoon's Jubilco nnd another on the
sumo subject by Patiucic McPiierson ot New
York, inclosing a cony ot tho McPiikrson
poem. Wo havo not rowl tho latter, but no de
cide Instantly and with absolute confidence In
McI'hkuson'b favor. Not more than onomnn
of tho same generation could produce the poor,
half-jtarvcd. tin-plated, plu.sh-brceched com
monplaeencss ot tho Urltlsh Poet Laureate
Tho corner stono of a Socialist college,
tho College of Naw Economy, nt Ruskln, Tonn.,
was laid with due solemnity Sunday, Tho Hon.
Henry D. Lmiyd. author ot "Tho Cooperative
Commonwealth," and coopcrator with Duns
in tbo Soeiul Democracy, delivered tho oration
ot tile day. Tho New Economy Is a mighty
queer thing, and some of tho professors of It aro
queerer still. Tho Rusldn Collego will bo a
remarkable Institution. It Is not true, how
over, that RusMu is "tho first Socialist coUetc."
Tho Democratic party as at present constituted
is vast socialistic college, and tho Chicago
platform is its text book of socialism; and be
fore that book was published the Hon. R rover
Clkvei.and was an itinerant professor of
socialism.
When oursllver contemporary, the oufa
rille Dispatch, wroto that Sir. Dry an "has de
clared as no other man has since .Teffeiison tho
groat truths of Democracy," It should havo ex
cepted at least tho ldoa that now lends In the
Democratic platform. JcrrERsox and Bryan
are tn trrccoacllablo disagreement on the coin
nge question. RryamIs for free cotnago of sil
ver at a fixed ratio, 10 to 1. JcrFKiisox held
that " tho proportion between the values of gold
nnd silver is n mercantile problem. Just princi
ples will lead us to dltrcgard tho legal propor
tions altogether."
Reckless driving may be exciting sport,
hut It is apt to bo costly, as was shown in tho
Yorkvlllo Pollco Court on Sunday. James T.
Clark, driver of a brewery wagon, wns sen
tenced to four months In tho penitentiary for
driving heedlessly down tho Boulevard and
smashing things in his path. He wrecked a wo
man's bicycle, and soveral whoclmcn barely es
caped injury. Tho Slarlstrato declared that
I Cl nu's offence was so serious t hat he meant to
make an cxnmpla of him. Heretofore the pollco
, courts havo been very lenient with reckless or
maliciously inclined drivers. Tho decision cltod
above Is a loud warning.
Mr. James Pym, a poet with a historical
English surname, adorns tho llotton Herald
with a jubilco poem which is at onco tender and
strong:
" Tha guna are firing 'round the worldl
What aro they tiring for?
A mtlllon mastaflr flags unfurled!
What are they flying for?
A myriad thruata ring out with cherril
What aro they cheering for?"
So asks Poet Pym, but ha must know that the
firing, unfurling, and cheering nro largely for
the grand Jublleo parado ot tho Ancient nnd
Honorable Company In Boston. Tho almost ro
mantic nlTectlon of that hand of braves for
Queen Victoria Is known to nil mon and has
brought tears to many eyes. The nttempt of the
Ancients to eat sixty menls and take sixty drinks
today will bo watched with breathless Interest
by n great nation. But ono word mora from
Poet Pym:
"Fling the banners to tha breeieas Into apace let
booms ba hurled I
Poet PYM can fling nil tho banners bo wants
to, but It is altogether too early tn tho year to
Iw hurling booms. Tbrro ran bo no objection,
honover, to hurling jubilco poems into space,
and tho further tho better. Poet Pym must bo
euro to enter into tho Jubilee poein competi
tion which will tako placont Cantorbury next
month, and in which Mr. At.viiKi) Austin'. Sir.
Lewis Mourns, Plr Kuwitf Arnold, Mr. Knto
Mackay, and tho Now York Chamber of Com
merce aro to take part.
Two Phllnaaphers BX at.
From the Aeademy.
In amplification of Prof. Max IIDIler'a remark, In
bli recently published reml&lioencea, that Emerson
and Rutkln did not get on too well together, tho fol
lnwlng oplnlona rxpresisd by the two llluitrtous men
to friend after their meeting hare been ranged aids
by aide!
nuskln wrote! "Emerson came to roy rooroi a day
or two ago. I found his mind a total blank on mat
tara ot art, and hail a fearful sense of tbi whole being
of hint an agentlueloud Intangible,"
L'merson tald: "Iliad aot'n Ituikln at Oxford, and
ha4 ben charmed by bU manner In tho lecture room,
but In talking with blm at hit room I found myielf
wholly out of ijni pat hy wlta Ruskln'a rlewaof Ufa
aud tho world. I noudrr audi a genlua caubopot.
fscd of so I lack a ct 11. I cauuot pardon blm for a
depomlrmy ao deep. It Is dcteitablo In a man of
oucli powers, In a pool, a seer auch ai he has been.
Children aro right with their orcrlaitlng hope, Tliuon
la always lne Itably roug."
"Ilea Tube l'oaaesalon or County,
frmri the Courter-Journah
Little Rock', Ark, Juua IB. Columbia county,
Ark., ! undergoing an epldemlo of flies, and many of
tha i-ltUciia of the rouuly are said to bo fleeing to
oiher parti of tha btatoto escape tha plague. The
editor of tho Mugnolta Banner, the oldeat pajier
publlthed luaoulhea.it Arkansas, had lo impend pub
lication this wok aud has taken bis family, together
with intra! others, and gone to Hallne county. The
epliiumlo la described iu Ijctng terrible. The peata
lltorally rover thu f aco of the earth and are hourlr In
creating lu numliers. It It doubted that any of the
othor papera printed In the county have lulled tula
week, as uonq,or them hare reached hero. The files
suem to coter the enttro county uf Columbia.
On n Moonahlaer'a Tsuibstaaa,
From tin Atlanta Conetitutton.
Tha following lines havo been carved on the tomb
atoua of a North Carolina moonihlnen
' Killed by tha Government for making whlikey
out of corn grown from seed f urnlihod by a Congressman."
"tint, avzxAir. gotjvo to xoxdox,
, i '
Tk British Amsmesaa'or te Tfeke m Vaeatle
net Spend the Summer la Bnttand.
WAsniKQTON, June, 21. Sir Julian Paunce
foto, the British Ambassador, called at tho
Whlto Houso to-day to say good-by to tbo Presi
dent. Sir Julian and his faintly villi Icavo
Washington to-morrow to spend tho summer lu
England, after a year of moro than usually d I ill
cult and dolloato labor. Sir Julian was unable,
very much to his regret, to got away In tlmo to
witness tho diamond Jublloo ceremonies this
week, being detained by tho settlement of
tho Vcnor.uolan affair. Thcro wcro not only
the ratifications ot tho boundary treaty to
be exchanged end tbo machlnory for carrying
Its provisions into oxecutlon lo bo arranged, but
Blr Julian wns charged by her Mr.i:dy'g Gov
; eminent with tho duty of nrranirln for tho re
sumption ot diplomatic relations between Great
Britain and Venezuela, which were interrupted
ten years no by reason of tho differences grow
ing out ot tho dispute over tho boundary be
tween Vcnezuola and British Guiana. This has
at last been accomplished, and Sir Julian llnde
himself caro and duty frco for a vacation.
Tho British Government has received Dr. Plo
tra as Minister trout Venezuela, nnd appolntod
as their rcurescntatlto at Caracas Mr. William
Haggard, brother ot Hlder llaggartl, the writer,
Mr. TlHggnrd was formerly In tho diplomatic
service of Great Britain, but for tho pant decado
has sorvod, at his own roquest. as British Con
sul-Gencral at Tunis. Ho now returns to tho
diplouiAtla service, us Minister to Vcnezuola.
Negotiations for tho arrangement of u now ar
bitration treaty lictwccn Groat tlrllaln and tho
United Htatcswill not bo undertaken for months
to come, nnd when they are tho basis upon
which thoy will prococd will be widely different
from that upon which Hccretary Olnoynnd Sir
Julian Pnunrofoto stood when tho treaty re
cently rejocted by tho Sonnto was framed. A
now treaty, should ono ho prepared, will. It can
be stated, bo confined to a declaration of confi
dence Jn the principle nf arbitration as tho
proper inothou of setlllug International dis
putes, and a purpnso to refer all r,ueli
disputes us they arise saving only thoee
multurs which sfTcct national honor nnd
such other special exceptions, such as the Mon
rou doctrine and Ihn eontroio! thoKUarairna
Canal, as tho Administration n.nv sen tit to
make, to tribunals of arbitration for determina
tion. Kach controversy will honib'.tratcd In no
cordnnra with conditions I hut exist uhen It
arises, thus obviating one of the main objections
to the recent treaty, that It uttcuiptod to provido
machinery for dealing with all cases.
Tho British Ambassador will doubtless meet
Mr, John W. Foster, tho special Ambassador of
the United Ktatos on Iho fur. soil question, whllo
In London, and sumo progress may be made
toward nn ngrccmontrespectltig the suppression
of pclngic scaling in the North Pacific Ocean. A
r imposition that mocts with conslderablo favor
a otllilal circles Is that whith provides
for nbsnluto prohibition of pelagic scal
ing for a term of say ten years. To effect
this it will bo necessary to provido luinpensa
tlnn to somo extent to the vessol owners on-
r:aged in the business, but that Is not bo
levod to be a ditlicult problem. By reason of
Great Britain's Interest In tho Industry, all tho
skins lielng dressed In Ijomlon, sho will doubt
less assume payment of part of tho indemnity
to the scalers. Tho seal herds, helng restored to
something llko their former dimensions by ten
years of protection, sealing will then again ho
pomiittcd under such restrictions hs will sntisfy
tho demands uf the commercial world and at tho
same time provent unncccssiry destruction of
the animals.
TUE JEWISH CHAUTAUQUA.
Part of the Irocminine ror thn fluMmer avhool
t .itlitutie t'lly. V J.
Tho plans for the establishment of a Jewish
Summer School and Asscmblyh.no been com
pleted, und the Institution is to bo opened next
month under the auspices of tho Jewish Chautau
qua Society. Tho place chosen for it Is Atlantic
City. X. J., where tho last meeting of tho Coun
cil of Jcwish-Anierlcnn Ministers Mas held, to
the satisfaction nf all those who took part in it.
Nothing resembling the prejudlco of nntl-Scinl-Usui
has ever been developed nt that place, nnd
tho Assembly will lio welcomed there as tho
llabblnlcal Conference was.
It is the first time thatascbrrao ot the kind
for tho ndvanccniont nf Jewish education has
been proposed, nnd thcro arc high hopes in its
behalf. Its management is In tho hands of
practical business men nnd scholars. "Thcro is
reason to believe," i-nys Babbi Isaac M. Wise,
"that success villi attend the effort that is to bo
mado. It is an effort to extend Jewish learning
among tbo Jewish people, and to promote nn In
terest in those Holds of nncient knowledgo
which havo been so neglect ed in this country."
Provision is mado io the programme for a
scries of popular lectures beforo tho Summer
School by eminent Jewish scholars. Dr. IC.
Knhlcrnt this eltv will tako up the theme nf
"Bible Kthics." Prof. Bichard Gnttheil will
deliver four lectures upon "Palestine." Illus
trated with tho ntvreopttcon. Dr. llernheimor.
Hccretary of the Jcih Publication Society, ill
present the subject of "Libraries for Jewish
SchoolB." Dr. Leo Krnnltel will treat tho ques
tion of ".Sunday School Organization." Among
other speakers Dr. Harris, Dr. G. A. Kohlll,
llnbbiGuttmncher, nnd Mr. William Hosenau
may bo named. Thcro villi also lie a
number of speclil courses of lectures for
instruction in tho less familiar branches of .Tow
ish knowledge. Tho " Open Ulblo" meetings
are to be under tho direction of Dr. Berkowltz,
tho Chancellor. At themcetings for Biblcstudy
the sllabusof tbo Jew Ish Chautaiuiua Society
will on used; tboso In sjlliihusXo. 1 will bo con
ducted by Ilahh! M. II. Harris, nnd thoso in No.
'J by Prof. Itlchnrd Golthcll. Dr. Harris will
innduet an advanced class In illuntrntion of
Model losons. and nn opportunity for discus
sion will bo given to tbo attendants.
It is expected tha! thu Tochers' Instituto will
provo to Iw of special Intcrnst. Kvery teach
er In nny Jewish nhool will recelo a com
pllmenlnry ticket of admission to all tho
sossinns of tho Assembly. Tho large body of
men and women enguged In Jewish teaching In
this country lmvo never yet been brought to
gether, nor has nny systematic effort been nmilo
to supply them wlih that inspiration which may
ho derived from meeting under the leadership
of persons of reeognlred superiority In tho
teaching profession. On this account thcro is
good hopo for the success of tbo Teachers' Insti
tute nt Atlantic I'lty.
Jewish religious services will be held from
tlmo to tlmo during tho Assembly,
HoportH from the numerous local circles that
lmvo been established throughout tho country
show tint their number has been Increased
through tho activity of tho Council of Jewish
Women.
It Is probable that the now Jewish movement,
known ns "Zionism," tho object of which lHto
prepare tho way forthoretnbllsbment of tho
commonwealth of Isrnclin the land of Palestine,
will he brought under debate at the Summer
School. It Is not likely, bonovor, that Zionism
will meet Willi any fnvor from the Jewish load
ers emblcd there, most of whom belong in
the Deform party in Judaism, nnd expect to
spend their lives, not under the rulo uf the
Turk, but in the republic of the United States.
Mm Rabbit Mulllran.
To Tni CoiTon or The Hrs sir: With mom rigor
than Congressman Holmau I protest. Thl opena tha
closing parnsrnph of "Duly Mulligan's Last Day "In
The M'.t of Juua IS:
Pllly Mulligan waa a New Yorker hr birth, and
w a typical representative of the nld-tlme Califor
nia tuiiirh." eamhler arlaas which got Its tow, and
tnannere from the New York or the roluntcer nromeu
and "Dead Rabbit" day a.
The Volunteer Klre Department In Its repn-senta-tiro
days waa largely composed of butlnow men. It
had It4 good and lta bad. Just as every class In etcry
community has to-day, Tho fllumfnafl who ever aud
anon write of the old department km w it no more
than they hare ercr known that shortllreU band, the
Dead llabblta. They couldn't itucm a fireman from a
"runnor" or n "bunker." or tell a lawyer f nun a
"aiiyalT." I read recently that "tho Head Ribblis
or Tammany Haildeinullshed Ambrn.o C, KlniraUuit'a
twnths In tho Hlxfi want," when Im and Faniamto
wood ran for Mayor In 1BM1 It Is quite probable that
thnhuouuothotti Whim aud Democrat.) were uiwt.
ItotteuhuiKi)ed. too, that a parti or faction would
upset He unit. Them waa sympathy lu'lt when ntes
were la.'CIng, lint them were no Dead lubiilln In the
sixth ward In !&0. 'Ihcyilld nnicnino up until at the
clpno of man, and they went down Iwfore IS37ua
tno thirls urer. It lval th u Mutart Ilall va. Tarn,
inuur Ilall, as led by rrruaado Wood and Issue V.
I'liwler, Tha two conga wcro known aa the "Head
ltni,blla"andth "Howery Hoys." Politic had little
lo ilo with tho scvcalliid Dead ltnhhlt and Hon err Boy
Hols In July, IS.17. Ileal Itrrrurn had less to ilo,
lustead of being u "tough," llttlo Mulligan waa
simply a (lash gambler, who worked the trotting
tracts on Louu I. land In order to form ucciualntaucea.
Tho article furthermore sp.iaLsnr Mm both as "a
yuunt Irishman" and aa "a. Sew Yorker by hlrth " It
Uoertalntbathowaabornsowhert'liithohtatrKdouht.
rul If iHirn lu Irelan 1. Ilcfuiti he ivcat to tho Pacific
coait, about lHtft, thli city knew him ns an Kncllsh
man. Drapery and dialect both proclaimed him of
London ixruwih,
Ihn article does not venture to giro even theap.
proximate year In which the mllltla, us It f tates, ttm
called out and abot him to death In Carson nt).
Nor d oca a rrltal prormitng lo lis from "Tonl
knowlnlge of the man au where atlumpt to ili'wrtl.
ono who was odd In hl phjslcal equipment and
odder la hudrcsi. It declares thai " his ncrk waa lu
danger In the clays of the tan Kranclsco Vlgllanro
Committee." Having no lime to be iibltl e. I s Implr
doubt that lie waa In Sau Kran.'Uco In the days of that
committee, wbichdlsban led shout lri'Ul.n7. Jlulllgaii
did kill two men. tail howi "Jlin-Jammy" drunk,
Not l" years Wforo he neglprled to enter au omni
bus at proalway and Hprlng strict simply becauso au
editor Inilde told hint he did uotrierlro hlseoiupaur
Tlienba waaaotrr. We Oothamllea may bo wrong,
but we havo alwaya thought that It was uear thu
window of an upper balcouy of a house lu Nan Fran.
Cisco that Mulligan stood when be was shot and killed
by a poilcemau aeoklng to arrest him. The lime was
July i), l SOS. ..old Wnrre Ouoai."
XiwYou,Jium17.
A
UHAXD ABMT FOtTTIdt.
trill They Be Carried to the' BntTatn Kncansp
meet I
Philadelphia, Juno 21. Tho niovcmont
within tho Grand Army of tho Depart
ment of Pennsylvania to mnko the Grand Army
a olltlcal ninchlno Is llkoly to bo carried right
Into tbo National Kncampmcnt nt Buffalo In
September next, and IL is ccrtnlu lo tret what
tho iiolltlclans at llarrlsburg, who meat in a
social way nt n peculiar ganto nt tho round
tuble, call n "setback." Kvcry Grand Army
comrade of tho whole country Is, or ought to he.
interested In this political Innovation ns It
march os into Buffalo,
At tho Johnstown encampment, held during;
tho early part of June, a resolution was adopted
indorsing Gen. John P. S. Gabln, a Hlaio Sena
tor from Lebanon county, for Commandcr-ln-Chief
of tho Grand Army of tho Bepublle, and
tho Pennsylvania delegates wcro Instructed to
proscut his mvmo to tho Buffalo oncamptnont.
That resolution wax offered Just as many of tho
dolegatci woro leaving tho convention hall for
supper, nnd na few understood that tho resolu
tion was intended to help Gon. Gobln In his con
test for Audltor-Goncrnl ot Ponnsylvnnta,nclthor
voico nor voto wns raised against It, hut Gobtn'a
comrade.) tn his own county fully comprehended
tho full import of the lesolutlon, ami when, in
ono week from tho day ho was lndorsod for
Commandor-in-Chlcf uf tbo Grand Army, a pri
mary election woe held for delegates to tho Bo
publican Htnto Convention of Pennsylvania, In
stood of Gon. Gobln being complimented by n
unanimous voto from hU homo county, thrco of
the tlvo dolegntcs named by him wcro defeated.
Tho Brut knock-out for tho "bosses."
In order to boom Oniu Gobln for Auditor
General of Pennsylvania, and with a vlow to
forcing his nomination upon tho titato Conven
tion, his numo wjh prcicntod for Governor to
bucrccd Hastings ot an opon Installation of tho
ofllcers of iv Grand Army post in Shnmokiu
last January, at which thu chief political man
agers ot tho Grand Army of Pennsylvania wcro
preicnt. That tchomo did not nuccood. and
now, with Gen. Gobln dlrtrcditod In his homo
county by tbo defeat of the dolegotos selected
by him for tho Stale Convention within ono
week after tho Stale Kncampmcnt of the Grand
Army Indorsed him for Commander-in-Chief, It
Is pro'iablo that his numo will not ho pro
scn'to.1 at tho Ilnfl'iilo encampment, ns It will
not now Iw presented at tho Htuto Convention In
PcntHylviuiiu for Auditor-General.
Thcibo snmo political Grand Army managers
who havo Just mado smli it complete wrock of
Gen. Gobln's campaign havo olrecdy brought
out a candidate for Department Commander of
the Grand Army of Pennsylvania, nnd nro plan
ning to elect him nt tho Oil fit encamnment,
w hlch meets In thu early part of June of not year.
Their candidate i It. P. rjcolt of Post No. 10.1
of Ilntlor, wlui now hold tho ofllco of Judgo
Advocate on Department Commander SlautTerH
staff. Tho candidate of tho tiolltlcnl bosses
will ho opposed by Comrado William J. Pat
terson of Tost lfi7 of IHLsburg. now a mem
ber of the Council of Administration, having re
ceived tho highest voto of utiy cast for that
ollleo nt tho Juhustown encampment two
weeks ngo.
Tho contest will be the fiercest ever fought
wllbiu tho ranks ot thu Grand Army of the Ito
publio In Pennsylvania. All fully understand
that if Judgo Advocate Scott fuccceds In being
rlcctcd Department Commander, tho plan of
tho hosac to make tho Grand Army of tho Bc
publlo of Pennsylvania a comprehensive politi
cal mnchlnu will bo matured, and the work ot
making Governors, Mayors, bhcriffs, and
Judges for the State and various counties of
the Commonwealth will licgln In earnest.
To-dny the c'junces nro favorable to the bosses'
candidate, but the election Is a year off, and
work can nnd will bo dono on tbo outside a
well ns from headquarters In the City Ilall of
Philadelphia.
svxdat crcxz.vo.
ir Prraclirra Don't I J Its It, n Cyclist Aaba
Theui, lVby Da Tbey Koeourage It I
Philadelphia. Juno 21. Tho Rev. Dr. Willi
rend at tho weekly conference of Presbyterian
ministers to-day a communication from Daniel
McAvoy, President of the Northeast Wheelmen,
in reply to a letter from the ministers depre
cating tho practice of Sunday bicycling. Mr.
McAvoy, signing himself "Your Brother in the
Methodist Church," says he never rides a wheel
on Sunday and tho constitution ot his club for
bids club runs on that day.
"But what will our effort? avail us," says
President McAvoy, "if some ot our ministers
odvertiso wheels chockod on Sunday, and, in
fact, advocate to n certain extent Sunday riding
when they, above all others, should try to frown
It down I Now. If they rldo at all on Sunday, It
will not bo long before church service bo
ncglocted entirely. Why it is excused by some
pastors nnd ad ocitod by others I cannot under
stand. The trouble is that the members of
church, as well us those out ot church, ride
on Sunday. If tho pastor, knowing ot such,
should try and remonstrnto with his members
nnd point out to them the growing evil, they
might check it to somo extent. As vou
know, thero Is no excuse in large city
like this for nny one riding to church on Sunday,
ns thcro nro within reach of every one by walk
ing churthes of evory denomination, iou can
not expect to meet with much success unless all
the ministers ngrce on this Important question."
Tho letter wns referred to the Committee on
Sunday Bicycling, of which Dr. Wills Is Chair
man, for action.
XOnStAL, COZ.T.EOE Jt ATIXOS.
Let Than Uair the ApDlleausta for Admtaslon
Were Buceeaafnl.
One of tbo largest classes which ever attempted
to enter the Normal College of this city pre
sented Itself for admittance this month, but,
owing to tho extromclv difficult examinations,
only ti-J8 candidates outot 1,700 were success
ful. Tho ten who received tho highest percent
age were: Fannie B. Shostac. Grammar School
No. 2. 110 Henry street. 00.7; Edith B. Fct
trctch. training department. 00.0; Ida Hnfsbcck,
Grammar School No. 70. Loxlngton avenuo and
Seventy-sixth street, O.VJ: SophioMoeller, train
ing department. 95.1; Katollc It Crawford.
Grammar School No. 08. West 12St!i street. Ofi;
Florence G. Strouse, training dcpart.uent. 91.7;
Anna StclTciis, Grammar School No. 70. Lexing
ton avonuo mid Seventy-sixth street. 04.2;
Frances Gnldstonc, Grammar School No. OS,
West 128th street, 04.1: Km ma A. Brunlnc,
Grammar School No. 10. West 117th streot. 04.1 ;
Beatrlco Lh lugstuno, training department, 04.
CITY HAT SSI., AQUEDUCT I.AXD.
Corporation Tonnael Thinks the Ovrrlilnr
Lamia Mar no lilepoard Or.
Corporation Counsel Scott has given nn opin
ion that tho city bos tho right to sell tho land
lying over tho Croton aqueduct, which extends
through three counties, and which Is from CO
to 100 feet broad on tbo surface. This opinion
Is the result ot a suit brought by M. L. Krnst to
set aside a contract mado r itli the Sinking Fund
Commission tn purchaso a lot lying over the
nequcduet nt IfiOlh street nnd Convent avenue.
After making onu paincut Mr. Krnst decided
that he did not want, tho property and ho
brought tho suit, alleging that tha city hnd no
right to sell It for other than public purposes.
Miith of thu land nllceted by Mr. Srott's
opinion Is inluablo, and it tho courts sustain
him. the city may got n million for it. Whon
thonqucduel was built the clly was obliged to
buy land for ll in all places except where tho
tunnel was iomtruited under streets.
CAVlXa HAXK.f AT XEtV OllLEAXS,
outooD and Ferry I-amllne Sink Intel the
Mlaalsslppl,
New Oltl.GAXri, Juno 21. Tho first of tho
cavinirs In tho river hank duo to tho rpcent high
water tool: pluro to-day nt New Orlcuna und did
considerable dninngo. Knrly this morning tho
pontoon nnd feir lauding at Algiers, tho trans
Mississippi suburb of New Orleans, sunk twenty
feet Into tho river. Oilier ealiiusarn oxpcrlod,
ns well as considerable change In tho rler
route, Tho Teiihaa Levio Hoard probably will
run its lino behind the town of Doltn and leave
thut town wlthoutlta luvoe protection.
Another suggestion That (he Clly Dui the
finrdcu.
Civil Justlco Wauhopo Lynn protested lo '
Mayor Strong yesterday against tho removal of
his court from tho brownslonc building In City
Hall Park to mnko room for tho Clti Court. Jin
iniggesleit that tbo Madison Square Harden Im
Uitight by the ell) for u iourl building. He wild
Im thought ll could ho bought cheap, nnd tho
city would get nil tho room neiessary. Tho
Mayor promised to i onslder tho suggestion.
Jiiiiutborlied L'aa nr llarrlton'a Nome,
iNDlANApoua. Juno 21.-Kx-Presidcnt Harri
son oxpressod considerable suryrlso to-day when
his attention was directed to thu fact that the
Nntlonul Co-operative Society of American Art
wns Issuing circulars In which ho was advertised
as one nf tho advisory directors. Ho said that
ho know nothing of tho society or its purposos,
and that when asked to act as one of the ad
llbory directors be had declined. He was very
emphatic la repudiating tho use of his name by
tho society.
Read the aTunfoteal ifeoord and .Idwrllaer. for
, , tale on all news stanch). .tin,
J1IJ35 X'OR XOBVBDO DOATt. Jgj
Ten firms Rater the Competition, bnt tsa
llerroshftlTs DM Sfel Uld.
WabiiinotoN, Juno 21. It was ilemonntratsd
to-day nt tho opening ot bids for building (hrc i
no-knot torpedo boats for tho nary that a larg
number ot ship building 11 tins aro prepared t
construct btnall naval vessols within short pert-,
wis of tlmo and at rcnsouablo cost. Ten firms
ontored iho cnrauotlllon, among them several
that had not appeared In previous endoators to
secure contracts for warships. Tbo Horrcjhoifa,
who havo b.itlt somo of tho fastest loriccia
bonis and have been particularly fortunate In
satisiylngaltroqu!rcments.illd nut hid, while rer. TO
oral ot thu larger firms that hen torero c online! !
tholr offorts to securing contract.! tor the Hg
ships submitted proposals. Tho conditions te )$
which tho successful bidders will lie obllceo to t ',
subscribe call for an okcoss ot -h knots oi cr th 'a
highest speed heretofore required. One of the VJ
vessels must ho not less than 2u0 ions, and ths 'f
others not less than 230 tons. Klghlccn months h
aro allowed to cotnploto tho boats. Congress "
appropriated 0800,000 to build nil I hrec.
Tbo bids wcro opened In tho ofilce ot tho Sco
rotary of tho Navy. In addition lo tho ten leelt-
inmte bids made, ono freak proposal wrj
offered. This hlddor guaranteed ,t speed ot
forty knots an hour at a cost ot ('."JA.ooO, Hi
did not Inclose tho required certified check, and i ,
tho bid wns thrown out. Tho bids wcro too coo
plcx to classify properly, and tho lowest bid eta
not bo determined accurately until tbo Navy
Department has dono a lot of llgurlng. Ths
proposal of tho Columbia Iron Works of Biltl
moro appears to bo the most rcasomiblo In
prico. In detail tbo bids and bidders are:
Columbia Iron Works, Baltimore, ono boat
230 tons, for ?210,000. or two for 5)115.000; oni
boat, 230 tons, nn dlrTorcnt plans, for 105.000.
or two for $385,000; ono boat, 200 ton, for '
st22.000. or two lor $444,000.
George Lnwler, Boston, ono boat, 410 tons, for
5280,000.
Union Iron Works, San Francisco, one bovL
MO tons, for $243,230. or two for $l!0.fi00; one
boat, 225 toiirt. forir"..'2fi.OOO, ortwoiorir-UO.OOO.
Harlan k Holilngsworih, Wilmington, Del.,
ono boat. 2K0 tons, for $244,000, nncl one tuat,
340 ions, fur 235,000, or ImiGi lor $1 It) 000; aril
bo-it, 207 tons, for $212,000, and one hoat,.i40
tons, for $235,000. or both for $417,000; two
boats of .140 Wns for 8407.000: two boats ot 276
tons for H25,000, nnd two boats of 207 tons lor
421.000.
Gas Engine and Power Company. New York,
ono boat, 235 tons, for $210,000, or two fat
JUIO.IKH). s
John IL Dialogue. Camden, N. J one boat,
243 tons lor $243,000, or two for $480,000.
Bond Equity Trust Company, one boat, 270
tons, for 2ilt),000.
Wolff & Hcwicker. Portland, Ore., one boat,
240 tons, for $214,500, or two for $421,000.
Charles illltnan Ship Building and Kngint
Company, Philadelphia, one boat, 270 tons, for
$230 000.
William Cramp Ship and Engine Butldtnr
Company, Philadelphia, one boat, 340 tons, for
$215,000.
Bath Iron Works. Batb, Me., ono boat, 309
tons, for $217,000, or two for $432,000.
J.EAKLXO rOtt ItrEXTT TEARS.
Jersey City's SJostly YTater Stered la a Leabr( s
Beaerrelr. 'B
A discovery has been made that the high ser- I
vice reservoir on Jersey City Heights leaks, and n
that it has boon leaking for probably twenty JL
years. The leak has been gradually growing flj
larger, and it Is estimated that the loss of water
is probably halt a million gallons dally. Boms
time ago a sewer was built In Summit avenm
lo carry oft the water which overflowed the land
near tho res, rvolr, but which was not suspected
at that timo to como from the reservoir. After , ,
the sower was completed the land, which hid
been swampy, becamo dry.
President Boltwood of the Board of Street
nnd Water Commissioners. Superintendent
Hookor. and Water Purveyor Coar made an in
vestigation yesterday and found that a portion
of the resorvoir wall rests on a big rock and
that the water bad worn an outlet on either t'.it
ot the rock. In order to make repairs It will t
necessary to draw off tho water, blast the rock, '
and rebuild tho wall. Tbto wUl take about three
w ccks, and during that time tho peoplo who an i
supplied with water from that reservoir will tt '
on short allowance.
JPOLICEUEX TREAT I C1TX PA TO.
Haslstrate Kndlleh Beeaat Like Thta Cf-t r
Date Puaae or Excise Spylag.
Two policemen of Inspector Barley's stair ,
were roundly scolded by Magistrate Kudllcb la
Jefferson Market Court yesterday when tiey ,
arraigned Charles Burkhardt. a waiter In ths '
Broadway Garden, whom they charged with ex
cise violation tn having served them and two i
women with drinks and sandwiches. The po
licemen admitted that they had takes the w-
men to tho saloon and had bought several H .
rounds of drinks in an endeavor to entrap ths 9
waiter. They said that they were acting under
orders.
"I do not believe that your superiors counte
nance your buying liquor for women of till
stamp, said the Magistrate. "Do you mean to
tell mo that you wrlll bUbmtt a bill to the city for
drinks furnished these women!"
The policemen answered that the bills wcrald
be suhmittcd and in all probability allowed.
"I think the whole business is shameful," said
the Magistrate, "and I intend that the authori
ties shall know of tt." lie discharged tit
waiter.
SUXHEA3T3.
A Mexican railway adTertlaoaiest promises straw
berries every day In the year.
Mexico's Government baa bean aakad to rtd tba
country districts of hone thieves.
Heart trouble, bmrgat on by the exeltemmt of
going fcr a physician at S A. M. for hla wlfo. ktllcvl a
aexagenarlaa of Eeariaa. M o. ;
In Bu-r.ner county. Kan., which gave a lead at
wheat for tho India famlco aurTerers, a man died c
starvation before the wheat reached the Indtars.
Factories at Pedrrgal. Mexico, a suburb of Sleilea
City, are putting In American machinery, and t
planned a feast for tha operatlrea when the plaiita
are In w orklng order.
In a Montreal park on Runday a father was com
pelled to order hla foar-year-old boy to cease throw
ing a toy ball to him. a,ud was obliged to put the hall
In ht !ockrt under pain of arrest.
Kffecta of th? Queen'a Jublleo are felt In Mexico,
wheredlsplay adicrtDIng In the newpapredra1
nttentlon to the fact that " the nation'.) cards of con
gratulation to their Queen" are on eali-
The perpetual motion enttualast and his toven-s JP
Hon are hovering atiout tho Tennessee Centennial ex
Mbltlon. In this Instance he has the slgnlflcsnt name
Oladlsb, and he halls from Chattanooga
Ono hundred and eight French Canodlsns. Is
twenty-two families, have left Mlchlian for the Lake
St. John region of Canada, where the ( ulnntrstlea
Dopartmeut gives 100 acres of land to each family
Near Alachua. Fla., a man who had juat put sens
toois Into a eliet at approach of a storm vm struck
by ILthtnlng an t killed as be stood un''rr so oiW trea,
whl;h waa photographed perfectly la bis vOly t; ths
fluid.
Communication between Mayporf, Fla , and si .'
Aiiguttlno, which are forty mllea apart, la inot cos
veuUlltty means ot tho bl-ycle. tho d stance llng
covered ty wheelmen In lr than thne hour 1
way of Pablo Peach, whe rca a mi'-'i I' tier time Is
required to go up the t. John's I'.k r o.UeksonrtlP.
and thencoby rail to M Vitgustlne ueorcte Brea
of the r.nglnecr Corp, nat'oiiel et Jloiport. wos so
eonipanled on in homeward trip from St. Angus'!"
the ether nlf-hl to I'f'l'rte Allen, nnd liothejcl'.its,
Just lfore reaching Pablo Peach, had the nov.l 1
lerleiH-ncif a im uli.-ht tunic-berk ride down IM'l
Peach Intu th" brr.il.in. They hid come i u'sp" H .
idly uKinnealuitleilrnltlngherrggals tho md
and ec!7cd the npi-ortunlty for a ride. Alh-n look
home 1,11 egg f "mil In tho not.
Wcicl , ,i not ' aii-l dcaiiatihes give evidence-tbal
olerirs In that paitof the country havo remarked
Indications of tho speedy returu of pnnperlt'
(iiill.rlesenlsimt wort that Oklahnuis fanners are ,
In i loi or, many of thorn having from d.'O'l to 8' cioO
worth of whoai la sight, besldra the othc r pr.l i 't of
Ihclr farms, white tboso who have uiiich Ual F1
over to fruit will be better off yet Oa.- man '"'v '
tlourd has marketed SJ.OOO w vrth of berries sol
will have as much more from plums aud irara. aol
nearly as much from peaches. An 111 Keuo man h
planted early potatoes Is supptilng the c-lt'.rs ss fsi
north as Minucapnlla and a far west a H in ,
Is clearing Ida laud for a second rop. He l u"
horse-power potato harvester and has prepared aa
Irrigating plant for use lu the latera'ason fro"
Perry nlone tuan.ooo north of b-rs ha ''"
shipped within Ihr list alx months, and tha firmer!
thereabouts era planting alfalfa w llh lb Intention ot
going Into tho hog-ralslng business sn uly "
glneerlng party has gone out final edalla. Mo, M .
make the preliminary auney for a siondard gaori
railroad from that place to Miami. Hen from aa
over Uonsaa ore cniigregatlnj In tha big ""
Hon around Mmed. In that State, where t'"
are Immense, and wages am to W as high aa lo "
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