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1 lL SATURDAY, JUIjT 17, 1897. KBf abeeristlaas tor TnH Pan!. Bj6( DAII.T, pf Month ..sTto 0O ?&. DAILY, per Year. m OO h$i fsUNDAY, per Yaar. - OO Mfi ' ' DAILY AND SUNDAY, pr Tsar. ........ OO Kg DAILY AMD SUNDAY, par Month ........ TO KM' Postage to forslga countries added. Ki ' ' Tin GCX. Vow Tor City. Br' Pann Kloaque no. If, bmt araaa Bote, and Jr' Ktotqa Ko. 10, Boulevard dec Cajmetaas. B).- Virr(nilirtlriKMiumMr(f(ior B jnUlMlIm wfsA o oat rejected artUUs returned, KT ssry tnutt all wi una1 ettmpsfur that purps. $' The Itcpubllotvno In Kontnoky. Kl ; It seems that ths Kentucky Republicans K . aro strongly tempted by the National Dern Bf' ocratfl to suppress their own party organlro-BJE-.J tlon and to follow the latter leadership. K$ ' The argument lor this course Is old and WtA well known. It has been urged recently In B&. New York city In behalf of the some In Bft tercst for which It Is urged In Kentucky, WpI J namely, that of the gold Democrats and of It1' all heterogeneous partisans who waver In 3? upholding the gold standard under a Re Hi," publican leader. It has been urged many k times befora, bat It Is essentially unsound, Kf Tlio Republican party la the only party Ejf upon which any serious reliance can bo ,'' placed for overthrowing the Bryanlred De K' mocracy. The national banner of honest K- money, domestlo pcaco and order and In K dustrlal safety has passed Into Republican k- keeping. It should be lowered nowhere while the Chicago platform Is unrepudlated, Kfc for the nako of any organization whose aim mf. Is to diminish the Republican Tote or to By- suppress tho Republican name. El "With tho unequalled responsibility now ?; resting upon tho Republican organlza M' tlon, dickering with Its enemies In any P$ State of tho Union, however hopelessly jfc "' ant I-Rcpubllcan when Bryanlsm Is ellmiii-?gv- atcd, would Ira to weaken tho party's prea 3 tlge In tho country, and to that extent ff weaken Its force to carry on the general 'X warfare for tho country's salvation. j- . To nominate a Republican ticket In Ken s' tucky, anil keep tho great lssuo clear, un gf " compromised, unevoded, and nndlscrcdlted, i' Is the patriotic duty and the better wisdom ,' for tho Kentucky Republicans. !r", Snobbishness and Poltroonery. 55 ' afc Representatives of the "better element" jS ' of the Democracy of Now York ore now jtf making nn exhibition of moral degradation $ mo-e complete than any which the people Wf have over before witnessed in the history of I our politics. They are bringing themselves M Into deserved popular contempt by pursu jE. IiiS a course of duplicity and puRillanimity yt to apparent that hereafter all professions j f sincerity of conviction from that source tix will have no weight with the public. if- JMr. E. Ki.lkrt Andehsox, 0110 of the jsL . ructs at the recent dinner of Mr. Wil fT LiAM C. Whitney, has made remarks con JS,", ermine; tho political purpose of that ocea ns", siun which illustrate the moral characterof '' the enterprise It seems to havo been In it?,' tended to promote. In substance, Mr. An K " " Dekson warns Tnmmany Hall that unless It enters into a bargain toconceal its political ?f convictions and purposes it will lose tho pe ll cuniary support and the political alliance of tho cllquo he represents. He does not If- ask It to give up its principles. He knows p that such n bargain Is impossible. But what is tin- use of saying anything about i". them ? asks Mr. Andersox. "We will say jC nothing about ours, If you will keep your ij mouths shut about yours; but If you dare gfc to utter them, wo will oppose you with our pj ' money and our votes." jSj . The proposltlonof Mr. Anderson's cllquo 5s.' Is simply that Tammany Hall shall avoid s.' all public reference to the Chicago plat ih. form until tho November election Is over. & . It neither requires nor expects Tam S mnny to give up its Bryanlsm, or even $ pretend to give It up, but that out of re- BartI for tho squeamishness of the cllquo vt- about appearing publicly as allies of tho 1 Bryanites, it shall draw a curtain over tho ffc unsightly object for a few weeks only. " If &j you want us and our money," thoy say jfv threateningly to the Tammany crowd, ft "simply hold your tongues and button up W? your coats to hido your Bryan badges, so ,. that wo shall not be detected in tho dis S reputable company of Bryanites." J, What sort of a lesson Is that for men '(y. assuming moral and social elevation to g. teach to the mass of tho people before jlv. Whom they poso as political exemplars t s, - If Tammany Hall accepted Mr. Andkh gs" don's proposition. It would make Itself a Jjf party to a silly attempt to swindle the poc ; ' plo of New York. It would Invite publlo derision. Mr. Anderson and his crowd J might bring their money and their votes, I' but they would be about all that was left V of Tammany. Bculds Mr. Anderson and SjH tho clique ho represents, even Tammany Jj, Bryanites, honest and courageous In the ex IkV prcs8lon of the political faith that Is actu m ally In them, are moral heroes. xt' y- . Naturalization and the Election. Qf The year's municipal election next No- ? yembor will bo tho first held for Mayor of ; New York under the provision of the State l' J Constitution limiting the franchise of ft" naturalized voters to such as havo been -$ citizens for ninety days and have had a f rcsidenco In tho State for one year, the t county for four months, and the election p; " dlctrlct for thirty days. ?,; Under the State Constitution, before V amendment, these conditions wero tho At same, except that a citizen naturalized ten days bvforo election was qualified to voto. 5& Consequently there was a great rush for ?L j naturalizations shortly before the deslgnat- I -J. ed days of registration, and tho various po- pi'v lltlcal organizations competed with each , ', other in efforts to push through the work of naturalization for their respective beneflt, yr t Naturalization bureaus were maintained, ft . and so urgent was their pressure for rvcog. ff -'. nit Ion by the courts that little time was left i '- for Inquiries Into the qualifications and flt- t ness of the appllcauta. Henco voters Igno- WA rant of the obligations and responsibilities Ml ot American citizenship and not qualified ST v to bear them were added to the body of p electors. Frequently these newly natural- K; lzed citizens enrolled on the very last day Isfo of registration, after only a few days of S " probation, as nominal citizens, ff. Many of tho crimes against the franchise sJ-V wero traceable to this abuse of the process Wj of uaturaliation, nud the Constitutional '? amendment which does away with the evil tends to prcscrvo the purity of the ballot I and tho dignity of American citizenship. Applicants for naturalization papers whose claltiyj have not been favorably passed upon f by thp courts prior to the 4th of August In an orderly and discriminating manier, b- , of tr proper Inquiry and due Invastlgatloa, cannot rote at this year's election, nor will the naturalized be under obligation to sur render their freedom of suffrage to those who were Instrumental In " getting them their papers." This Is a great gain for good citizenship, and will promote Intelligent consideration by tho voters of the Issues In volved In the election. The same provision of law was operative last year, and tho effects of Its workings were salutary, though In a Presidential election tho dangers ot Indiscriminate naturalization are not no great as in a muntetpal contest, for tho principles In volved in It are more clearly understood and the period of canvass Is much longer. In a little more than two weeks naturali sations for this year's election will ccaso In Now York. All those who securo their papers later than ninety days before tho election cannot voto until next year. Currency Reform. Tho troublcsomo and possibly pernicious struggle for currency reform Is bolstered up on such wisdom as we hereby quote from a particularly strenuous advocate, of It, tho Chicago Tribune: '! In Sun swan of ths fMt that tfca Interest charges hart taoreated orer eight millions slnoe 2Ir. CiXTEUHD was Inaugurated In 1898, and that those charges were Increased by reason ot the sale ot bonds with which to redeem greenbacks r" The figures for increased Interest charges are alono accurate. The Cleveland bonds were Indeed sold primarily to redeem greenbacks, but really to pay the ex penses of the Government. If that had not been so, tho entire money received from them, nearly three hundred mil lions of dollars, would havo been In tho Treasury when Mr. Cleveland left ofllce, ready to extinguish tho debt. Somo day tho Chicago Tribune, llko others whoso resolution Is destined to succumb at last to truth, will abandon the subterfuge of charging our currency system with respon sibility for the Cleveland bonds. "The act of 1H78 makes It the dntj ot the Secretary ot the Treasury to pay out greenbacks which may heTu been redeemed. The Secretary of the Treasury in under no such duty. If the revenues were sufficient, he would have no occasion to reissue such greenbacks, and ho could not bo com pelled to do It. " Bonds will have to be sold again It there Ij soch a demand tor irotd as there was In 1884-05." Perhaps they will and perhaps they won't. It will depend upon whether we havo a deficit, as wo had In 1804, or revenue snfll clent to pay expenses. In the latter caso no bonds will be sold. ' If there should be free-sllrer Tlctorles this year and next, might cot that demaud be renewed ?" With a free-silver victory, what would become of the bank currency which tho reformers would like to substitute for greenbacks f When the national currency becomes virtually silver, It makes little dif ference whether It bears the stamp of the Government or the stamp of the banks. The amount of gold paid out to redeem Kreenbncka and Sherman notes between March, 1803, and Novem ber, 18B8. was 84HS.18S.000. This statement of our contemporary's Is tho same as that issued by G rover Cleve land when he was President, and it de ceives. If the Chicago Tribune will take, tho amount of gold paid into tho Treasury In exchange for currency between March of 1803 and November of 1800, It will llnd that tho figures given above do not repre sent tho strain put upon tho greenbacks by the obligation to redeem them In gold. These ore the Cleveland figures. They aro substantially dishonest. "When wilt bo the lau bond sale If the 'endless chain' la not broken?" The endless chain was broken the mo ment tho revenues lwcume equal to the eipcnses. Instantly the drain upon the gold reserve stopped, and soon after tho reservo began to increase. Tho Chicago Tribune asks: " Has TnE Sun apian to recommend T We have a plan Indeed. Make your rev enues equal to your expenses, aud the end less chain will not be hcr.rd of. If our cur leney reform contemporaries are htill too steeped In delusion to understand that sim ple method. In spite of tho demonstration of its soundness and sufficiency within tho last six months, TnE Sun can suggest an other plan : Provide by law that the green backs redeemed with gold shall bo held In a fund by themselves and reissued only In ex change for gold. Then there will be no end less chain, deficit or no deficit. Tho Enstcrn Crisis. Another crisis within the perpetual crisis that rclgna In southeastern Europe has passed. The Turk and his ally, or allies, within the Concert saw that tho threatened blow was about to bo struck, so with that condescending alacrity which distinguishes him under such circumstances ho intimated his acceptance ot the principle of a strategic frontier. Bet wecn accepting the prlnclplo and agreeing to the' frontier proposed there Is a considerable, difference. It Is not, therefore, surprising to learn that negotia tions are to be resumed after the delibera tions of tho foreign military attaches and tho Ottoman military delegates, who, It Is optimistically stated, will endeavor to agree upon tho proposed frontier. Tho endeavors of tho Sultan's delegates to agrco will depend upon tho advantage he may dlscovor in prolonging negotiations if the other side gives signs of being In a yielding mood, Llko tho Hindoo silk weavers' fingers that are said to bo so benaltho thot they can feel even tho thickness of tho spider's web, tho Sultan has by long habit and tho natural delicacy of percep tion peculiar to his order of tempera ment, acquired the power to judge to a nicety tho limits of safety for dealing with the Concert when It threatens. Both ho and his barkers know that every day that passes without releasing Greece from tho Intolerable strain on her diminishing re sources brings matters nearer to the possi ble revolution at Athens which they are wnitlng for, which would entirely alter the whole situation as regards Tbesuily and Crete and even Greece It self. Tho unfortunate financial position In which that country Is would furnish tho pretext for Kgyptlanlzlng Greece and Khc dlvlalizlng King Gi-okob, if he thought It worth whllo lenmining to occupy such a position. His departure would be the most pleasing to those who want to deprive Greece of its independence, whllo his stay would bo an embarrassment to tho crowned heads who, however will ing to see him go, would hardly caro to push him out themselves. Tholnstinct of self-preservation has stood In their way to the dethronement ot the Sultan, who, whatever his crimes, Is ono ot themselves. The moment Is not propitious for crowned heads to practise the high kick on each other's head wear, oven of the leoBt among them. There ore too many waiting to deprive them all ot their crowns. It Is for that reason the negotiations between the powers and the Sultan may drag out Indefinitely, for It Is not any of tho powers who aro suffering by the delay, but only tho victim, Greece, and to a considerable extent, also, tho conqueror, Turkey. For Greece tho continuance of tho present situation Is fatal. Production has ceased over a largo portion of the kingdom, and the most fcrtllo part of It Is In tho occupa tion of the devastating Turk. Tho liabil ities of the country, that wero heavy enough to carry whllo Its resources wero untouched, aro now crushing out what llttlo vitality thcro is left. If tho peoplo of tho self-governing countries of Europe were to lift their voices this pitiless policy of the crowned heads would havo to corao to an end, but they are more silent even than tho peoplo of despotically governed Russia who have found tho means to bring the wcip;ht of their sympathy with their co-rellgtonlsts lu Turkey to bear on tho Czar. As matters stand, tho millions ot people Inhabiting Europe outside of Russia appear to havo no more Influence on their Governments In this Kastern crisis than the Esqui maux ot tho Arctic zone. They aro neither Informed as to what Is passing nor con sulted as to what ought to be done; and tho handful of their leadors aro dealing with the destinies of nations. It Is apparent why Constantinople was chosen as the place of deliberation. Had any of the European capitals been selected pcaco would have been concluded long ago; but delay and procrastination were desired; therefore tho locality most favorablo to the indefinite prolongation of negotiations was Axed upon, so that no blame might attach to any of tho other Governments concerned. With such conditions ruling no good result U to bo expected. Tho Competitor Ca-so. The report made In the Senate upon the American schooner Compotltor and hor crow clearly ccts forth the duty which de volves upon this country. Tho resolution accompanying tho report empowers the President to take nny measures he may deem necessary for securing tho release of Capt. IjAuordc and his two American com panions, Melton and Gildea, nnd tho restoration of the vessel to her owner. The Competitor reached the coast of Cuba, near San Cayetano, a year ago last April. She was discovered by the Spanish authori ties and captured, with flvo of tho persons who had gone in her, three of the live be ing American citizens. A summary naval court-martial sentenced them to death, hue its proceedings wero a direct violation of treaty stipulations existing between our country and Spain. These prisoners were not taken "with arms in hand," and hence, according to our interpretation of the pro tocol of 1877, made by Mr. CusniNO and Minister Calderon y Collantes, thoy should not have been tried by "an excep tional tribunal." Aud, apart from that pro tocol, our treaty of 1795 entitled them to privileges which they did not receive. At length a Modi id appellate court set aside the proceedings as Illegal, and re manded the condemned for another trial. The report of tho Senate Foreign Commit tee notes that ten months have elapsed since this death sentenco was annulled, and yet the prisoners havo not had their second trial. They have, however, " been subjected to protracted preliminary exami nations, preparatory to their trial by another court-martial, which differs from the first only In the fact that it Is less summary and more formal." Tho ground taken by Capt. IjAborde, If we do not err, is that he was compelled by his passengers to go to Cuban waters, and the Senate report declares that " there Is no evldenco that the owner know any thing about tho dlvcrgcnco of the vessel from its regular voyage to Lemon City, Fla." But even if tho Spaniards should treat this defence as a subterfuge, how can they hold that Ladorde and his crew were guilty of piracy and treason, so being sub ject to tho death penalty! They are not traitors to Spain, not being subjects of Spain. They are not pirates, even If en gaged In running tho blockade of tho Span ish coast, and carrying for hire passengers and supplies Intended for tho Insurgents. The Senato report, howover, makes a wholly different point, namely that tho acts of Spain regarding these men, includ ing the Illegal sentence, the long Imprison ment, aud tho subsequent delays to glvo them a new trial, justify 'our Govern ment in demanding that thoy be set at liberty, " irrespective of any act which these prisoners may havo committed up to tho date of their capture." There Is certainly Rome ground for tho surmise that Spain is In a quandary, fearing to pro nouuee and execute a death sentenco upon theso men, yet not wanting to mako their act seem a light offence In Spanish eyes. But we cannot consent to their being held Indefinitely, thus enduring years of Jm prlsonmcnt without trial. Tho Hot-Wontlier Patriots of Cuba, In tho yenrs of our war the two ar mies marched and fought In tho hottest weather of tho summer season. The battle of Manasaas or Bull Run, tho battle of Get tysburg and many othor battles wero fought In tho mouth of July. With roso lute mind, tho soldiers boro thu hardships of campaigning ot all times of tho year. Tho army of tho Cuban patriots Is small In comparison with the armies that fought In this country. But in theso weeks the Cuban soldiers and, we may say, their ene mies, too, are subject to hardships from which tho American soldiers did not suffer at any period of the civil war. It Is not only tho tropical heat of the Cuban July that Is trying; It is not only tho humidity of the at mosphere; more than these, It is tho al most perpetual torrents of rain. The men In tho servlco hove to tramp through slush and bilge water; they are affected by the prevalent malaria ; they are sub ject to yellow fever; they cannot get natural sleep) and they must rest con. tent with such supplies as are to be found, tho Cubans living mostly upon roots and fruits. Campaigning is hard, In deed, for both sides In Cuba In these days. It appears by the latest ofllcial report from Havana that there wero 25,000 Spanish troops In the hospitals at tho opening of this month. Tho Spaniards aro desirous that there shall be, as there was In other years, a stop page of military operations during the hot and rainy season. Whon Weyler went to an eastern province by water six weeks ago as the leader of forty battalions, he pro claimed that It was his purpose to assume tho offensive; but as soon as ho reached Santiago he surrendered to the floods, de claring that nothing could be done there while they lasted. Gen. Gomkz seized the opportunity thus offered to him. moved tho greater part of his forces westward, and began the cam- palgn In the central provinces, In which he Is now engaged. How was It possible for him to do so under existing circumstances t It Is to bo said that he has an advan tago ovor the enemy, In that his troops are divided Into small bodies, mobilo and well seasoned, lightly armed and clad, while tho enemy's troops must, through fear of attack, advance In large bodies, and are heavily armed. The small divisions of Cubans move by routes and over ways, through tho forests or among tho hills, that are un available for tho Spanish army; thoy fall upon the enemy's forts, attack him from behind cover, take him by surprise, act In combination or in separate parties, and rotrott, when that Is necessary, to places where they are saf 0 from pursuit. Wkyleu set out, a few weeks ogo, with forty bat talions, for a march In close columns, but he has been unablo to do anything more than hold his army In camp, and parry such blows as tho ubiquitous Cuban bands havo been able to deliver. Tho resolute spirit, tho patriotic ardor, and the mcttlo ot tho Cubans aro made manifest at this time more than evcrbofore. The hopelessness of tho Spanish cause, too, Is indicated by tho course of events. In tho last war of Cuba against Spain tho patriots, two or three thousand In number, fought for ton years; how long can they fight with an army ten times as great as that which they formerly hadt Spain has been led to think that tho Cubans are broken or pacified, when, In truth, they are waging war with an energy nover surpassed by any people, and at a tlmo when men's souls ore tried. Theso patriots are In earnest ; they valuo freedom more than life. There were 200,000 Spanish soldiers In tho Island of Cuba a year ago; wo havo Spanish authority for tho statement that that number has been diminished by one-third. Thousands of them havo fallen In fight; thousands havo dted in tho mllltaiy hospitals; thousands havo been shipped bock to Spain, suffering from wounds or disease. Tho Spanish army has neither gained glory nor accomplished tho purpose for which It was sent to Cuba; its commander has dishonored tho Spanish nemo; it has difficulties of nn unusually distressing character this summer; it could hardly have a more discouraging prospect. If tho folly and the obstinacy of Spain's rulers bo not soon overcome, It must submit to yet further shame, If not to ruin. It is the great thought of Cuba Libre that enables tho patriots to fight as they are fighting this summer. A Trenty That Was Not Altered, It Is gratifying to observe that the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has re Iiortcd the Hawaii annexation treaty exactly in its original form, and not only without amendment, but by a votoproctlcally unani mous. Two members of the committee, Messrs. Tuupie and Daniel, did not sign the report, not being quite ready to decide, and some members wero absent; but no vote was thrown against the recommenda tion that Hawaii should come Into tho American Union. There will, of course, be a considerable opposition voto In the Senate, especially since some of its members, in bolstering up the follies of tho last Administration, committed themselves fully against the an nexation of Hawaii. But there are enough others, we trust, to ratify the treaty by tho two-to-ono vote which It requires. It is a good sign, too, that no tinkering was done with the treaty. Perhaps when the Senato comes to consider it some amendments may bo found desirable. Thcro are one or two points in Mr. Mor gan's pending annexation bill whichmight perhaps improve tbo treaty. But it is a tri umph for tho State Department that its treaty has run the first gantlet unscathed. The National Iemoeratto party Is the only party In this country which leprejents opposition to protection. Courier-Journal. But the Issue Is not protection. It is Dryan lsm, free silver, and general political and social rcolutlon. In private the National IkmocrMio party may admire and follcltute Itself to Its heart's content on its solitude, but in public, unless Its proces sions on the great question are sham, it nill voto tho Republican ticket. PARKnunST Is abroad with nervous pros tration. Angel Dewnbtt Is Insnno. Tho Citl tons' Union Is out for free publlo laundries. Tho rubbish is being swept away, and the docks are belnrr cleared for issues that are vital and lmDoxLatit- Tho Kansas City Times prints a power ful strlko cartoon. In tlio legend of which tho Miner says to tho Coal Trust: " If you had paid us American wages in American money, this strike would not hao occurrod." That Is to say, if the miner could lmvo had his wages re duced by means of the f rco colnaco of silver, he would havo been content. Times will never become so prosperous that able-bodied men can sit on dry gooU boxes, dsnounoo plulo.-racy and get rich. A'unius City Journal. That sort of prosperity will never come, thank Houven.but tho lackoflt will still cnabls calam ity howlers and Bryanites to flatter fools and sluggards that proporty Is robbery nnd the rich aro robbers worthy of plunder. There ought to bo a revival of tho study of the Latin language in Boston. Tho Record of that town translates corpus delicti as the criminal's body, and even tho learned Tran tcript talks about a no" itquit. Can such things hot Do tho boys who aro editing the Mug wump papers of this town really Imaglno that they aro humbugging anybody with their pre tence of working for "Setii Low and Good Gov ernment," whon obviously their game la to help Tammany Hall boat tho ltopubllcans I Tho Diamond Sculls, emblem unrivalled of tho auiatour sculler's supremacy, havo been brought to America through the victory yester day at Henley of H. II, TEN Kvck of Worcester. We receive them with satisfaction, ovon with pride, though without tho tirevlso thrill which we would bave felt if tho old block from which Ten Evck himself Is a chip had not been a pro fessional sculler. Ten Kvck's father was that. A rerfeetly Sound Buelneu Proposition. from (A Emporia Dallv Oaultt. One subscriber to Tux Srn Is worth more to the ad vertiser than forty subscribers to the newspaper that nils its Brst page with pictures of murderers' hatchets, assassins' kntres, adventurers' faces and fake letters from fake statesmen. As a rule, a man Into whose brain calibre the sensational Journal flu has no busi ness sens and no money. Tins Bra- u the only American dally newspaper that U as big as the Continent. Tss Ben Is the only dally newspaper that an American finds lntero.tuuj , whether he llres In Cali fornia, Alabama, Ualne or Kansas. Huaabuar Waal Work. From ths Buffalo Kvtnliuj Tlmti. The Democrats of Sew York city flint tell one aids that they aro with them, then they maka friendly promises to the other side. Sat as everybody U " on to thsm' they cannot tool the peopls. "ins BEirER jtxrjrcjrr." A Carltma Bdr of Rataee- Ball kat Always elr-satlsflc Peaple. To Tint Enrron or Tnrs Son Sir: Without question, there Is a doplorablo amount ot nar rowness about tho political Ideas ot that dis tinguished body ot wealthy, nnd consequently respectable cttlzons and their followers, who have acquired tho habit of opposing everything that does not emanate from their own Immodlste circle. This particular body I refer to is tho same that hires Cooper Union on every trivial pretext, and then with audacious self-concolt seeks to Impress upon its auditors that they nro listening to "tho respectable element," "the better element." It Is the sanio body of men whoso names form tho nucleus ot numerous petltlonsand committees which at times threaten ns and our publlo ofllclals. Theso names aro as cheap as thoy are stalo, and everybody knows t tint thoy stand, not for any well donned principlos ot government, but for personality In the admin istration of "nny old thing." Thoso people, having no king to bow the knoo to, do tho next best thing, nnd call thomsolvos " non-partisans " and worship an idol. Somo of them, also, aro themsolvca idols scoklng worvhlppcrs. Theso men have among thorn wvcrnl gentle men of excellent business nimllllcntlons. but who nro utterly unfit, bccatiM) of tho narrow private lives they lead, to grasp tho broad Issues that Interost tho masses. Thoy look upon the masses as classes, and, such rcmodtes as they suggost carry with them this distinction. In politics, certainly, there aro no classes, for evory man's voto Is equal to another man's vote How narrow these gentlemen nro can bo seen In their uso of the words "reform," "good gov ernment," and "better element," Insinuating with considerable conceit and a deplorable ab sence of good taste, thot nono but themselves are privileged to uso them. "Politician" they dcflno as meaning somo other fellow ' who is in politics for what ho can mako out ot It." They fall to see that a healthy ambition in politics is as desirable for tho wel fare of our nation ns it Is In business circles for the welfare of business. "Bo3s"isono who by somo dark and deep-laid scheme succeeds In con vincing a largo number of peoplo that ho Is a man of strung principles, who is not to bo swayod hither and thither by ocry broath of Ir responsible publlo opinion; n man of purity of moties and honesty of purpose, who can bo 1 trusted nnd 1 4 trusted In nil things ho Is a Boss. "Non-partisan" Is a nioit otfectlvo word that w ould sound well rot crbe ru ting t hrough the corridors of a lunatic asylum. Lunntlcj and Idiots aro "non-partisans' through misfortune. Jlen with brains 0111 bo so only by choice. A man of no conviction, or who Is not open to convic tion on any subject that tho human brain iscom- ! potent to grusp, affr having hud a foir oppor tunity to examine- It, is deficient beyond tho sup- I pcsisl endowment of mankind in the w.iy of com mon senbo. "Non-partisan," however, is not used as much as it bus been because some peoplo , hnvo discovered that a " non-pnrtlsan " Is n 1 voter wht,m nobody can tell anything about, be cause ho does not know himself. I All theso pet words, taken together, nro only tho bnlt whkh tho "citizens" (this year non- I S artisans, noxt year somethint: else) dandle un er tho tioscs of credulous voters nho havo no tlmo to examine, and consequently do not din rover thn llii" mid hook coicnled. No miliar how catchy they may bo, or how fashionable tho new-rauglod system of reform ablution mnv U couie for tho moment, every uvin with strong political principles at heart should think twice before he permits himself to bo mado the tool of men whose political ideas, whin they have any at nil. are known to bo In a constant tangla. Tho leaders of tho "Citizens' Union " ore prin finally laboring under a burden of disappoint ment. They have seen others succeed whero thoy hsvo failed. Knvy has eaten so deeply Into thoimouh that it dominates thIr reason, and they havo come to belie e In the sincerity of their own demand for good government. They do not do Justlco to such intelligence as they poitess. for they cheat Ibemselvcj. The truth Is (and it Is on tho surface), they havo but ono purpose, and that Is to defeat tho Itcnubllcan party, either by forcing It to nominate a Mayor of their choice, or br drawing away oters to a dummy ticket or candidate. Tho name of Sth Low is presented to us for Mnyor, and it Is presented in u manner which somewhat excels in dignity that in which Frank furter ssnsagcs nro ottered to tho visitor to Coney Island. Ytt he is a good man; so good that ono of America's greatest states men, James II. Blaine, could not command his actUo eunporU Ho worked hurd to help tbo Republicans of Brooklyn elect him Mayor, what ho has done since, envious poli ticians are suppressing. Should his name ap- I poor before a rlcpubllcnn convention, let It bo re colvod with ull the consideration that may bo suggested by what we know of him. and not by what wo hear of him. Ho will than be rewarded as ho deserves, nnd Itcpubllcans will nominate and elect as Mayor of New York another man. Anti-Tammany. BAYSinE, Queens county, July 12. SENATOR HILT. AX1 STlt. WniTSET. Their I'ulltlrnl IIomrleasniMS. To TnE EniTOB or The Su.v Sir: What Is there to prevent David Bennett Hill and William Collins Whitney supporting tho Republican party, so long, certainly, as tho Chicago platform remains tho authorlt.itlvo standard of Demo cratic faith and doctrine I 1 They aro both blmotnllipts. They aro both protectionists. Actually, therefore, thoy aro good enough Republicans. Thoy nro only Demo crats nominally. According to tho Chicago detl nitlonof IteniiK-racy, reull) thej .iro not Demo crats at all. Thoy lmvo boon turned out of their part. 1 hey aro not watitod in it. The Chicago Dcniocrncy prefers to hno them remain ontsldo as dangcruu characters. It wants them for senreenm a, Tho Bryanites rcrilo the m. Mr. Whitney's nttempt to mnnipulato tho Tammany campaign is absurd. I am surprised that so hhruud n man should mako It. Tho present Tammany hates him nnd all ho repre sents. Instead of lclng disposed to listen- to his cajoling. Its sulrlt townrd him nnd his enter prises Is vindictive. If thero is a man in Now ork who ought for self-prcscrvntlon to bend rvory energy to twat T-iminnny Hall in tho coming camimigti, no matter what mnv bo the subterfuges of its platform. It Is William C. hitney. So, alfo, ns to Mr. Hill. Ho could not enter a Tammany meeting without being ussailod with a storm of hlsics. Ho is tiiniomptltilo lu lis eyes. Thero Is no future for him In tbo Demo cratic party. Yet theso men, actually Ilopubltcsns, nt least as contrasted with tho Bryan Democracy, nro clinging to the delusion that thoy nro ot Im portance in tho Domiicratiu party, and can bring back 10 thorn Its affection and ltsconll deuce. As Democrats they are dead and hurled. Their names provoke only Democratic Jeering and contumely. They are gono nolltlcnlly, and their memories aro reviled. Yet they think they nro really Uvo factors in the Ilemorrntio situation I Disillusioned. New York. July 15, A Stralcht Itrs nolle, lien sril, To the Knnoii ok The Sun Sir; A few days aftor the election of last yoor, at which Bryan lsm wan overthrown In this titv, Mr. John C. Shcchan, leader of Tuinmany Hall, publicly do clarod, In apparent wrath nnd with ominous emphasis, that tho gold Democrats who deserted tho Tammany standard in that election would not bo permit ted to return to that organization unless thoy came bock repentant. To a gonulno Bryan Democrat who honestly believes in tho doctrines of tho Chicago plat form, tho air of insolent superiority now as sumed by the eoterlo who dlnod on Wednesday evening at tbo Metropolitan Club, must bo ex tremely aggravating. Some of tho gentlemen assembled at t ho dinner have acquired In tho past considerable reputa tion for political skill nnd sagacity, hut If the real purpose of that auriferous feast wus to pro mote harmony In tho Democratic household and concillato tho plain and honest adherents of De mocracy, the programme. Instead of Indicating ability, was tho very easonio of stupidity, ns the aftermath will plainly show. July 10, 1807. A Conkubeu Democrat. The Kail or Dig Cblrr Maekaleila. from the CrivIand riatu Dtaltr, A smsll boy managed to securo admission to the ball game on Monday aud stood on the ton row of the bleachers' staud, where ho 0011M watrh tha game and at the same time talk to aooiiple of small frlf ud of his nho were ou the sidewalk below. The game had boen lu progress a short tlmr, when one of the boys on the walk called nps Say, Jlmmlo, klu you see Socks f"r " Yep," What's he dolu'r" "Notliln'." Another pause. "Jlmmlr, what's he doln' now f "Muffin a fly," "Ooel" Another long pause. "Jlmmlo, kin you see Socks now r "Yep." "Whst'shedoln'r" "Mumn another fly," "Oeell" A shorter Muse. "Jlmmlo, kin you see Bocks now t" "Nop." 'Why not "'Cause they've took htm out 0' the game, an put another duller lu his place." "Huliygeelll" The two broken hearted small boys 'staggered away from tho fence and sat down on the curb. Tbo Danger or Thinking In a sawtalU. Iras las Bfton Herald. An absent-minded man fa a Lagrange (He.) sawmill sawed oft his little flngsr the other day while think ing about something Ui. STATE BAX1CEBB' COltrjSNTXOlf. Unirorra Taxation f steaks an Traa Cent- aaales la One or the Topic Discussed. SAnATooA. July lfl.-In tho Now York State Bankers' Convention this morning Cashier A. J. Barnes of tho Buffalo City Bank delivered an Informal address on "801110 Things tbo Now York Stnto Bankers' Association Might Do." A discussion of tho toplo "Should thore bo uniform laws relating to tho taxation of banks and trust companies I" was begun by tho lion. Lester 11, Humphrey ot Warsaw. " There aro many good men In the banking business," ssld Mr. Humphrey, "who honestly bollovo that tho proper inothod of reaching tho end sought Is to relievo banks from taxation by placing thorn on the samo footing ns trust companies, rather than to nttempt legislation to Incroaso tho rate of taxation of the latter class. I do not belong to tho ranks of thoso who favor this course. No law oxoinptlng banks from taxation could stand tho storm of popular criticism. If wo aro to accomplish anything It hiti'l bo by cooperating with thoso who favor un Increase of tho taxation of trust companies, not by wasting our efforts In useless onden,ors to securu admission to tho ranks of tin' Inx-dodgors. It is not Willi any feeling of hostility toward business rivals that tho hunkers ot this Slato join with other tax pajlng intorcsts in demanding that tho present tax laws of thu fUito bo amended so that tho largo amount of money Invested in trust com panies shall boar a proper, fair, and Just ehnro of the expenses of tho government whoso pro tection thoy onjoy." An address by tho Hon. i H. Hamlin of Can andalgun, on Is n bankrupt law deslrablo I' followed. l'rof. Jeremiah Jenks of Cornell spoke on "Tho causo or causes of low prlcos at the present tlmo." John J. Cramford of tho Bankers' Magazine, New York, discoursed on "A review of tho act ot 1817 iu relation to negotiable Instruments." After the discussion of " What national legis lation is required to improve tbo business of the country I" opened hj tho Hon. Stephen M. Oris wold. President of tho Union Bank. Brooklyn, tho Convention adjournod until this afternoon. Mr. Grlswold expressed tho opinion that ths four years of business depreslon have boen due to too much politics foi party advantage, too much legislation, and too man) changes lu the law. Business entcrprlio has been frightfully wenkcncl in lib long light against adversity. Relief must como from tho peoplo. Men should bo sept to Congress who nro broadly patriotic, nnd not to devote mot of their tlmo to securing patrorngo for friends and nupportlPr measures simply to secure reelect Inn. Mr. Uilswold de rlsred that the threo stumbling blocks In the pMh of business nro tho tariff, tho currency dis pute, and the labor problem. He would nppolnta National Tariff Commission to deal with the rcvonuo question and pass a law against chang ing the tariff oftencr than once In ten yoars. Tho currency question would bo scttlod If Con gress would establish a guarded svstem of Na tional bank nolo circulation on a broader basis than tho prr'tnt makeshift currency. Mr. Grlswold believes that the labor dlinculty could bo settled by a national tribunal, appointed by the President aud sanctioned by tbo Senate, and all labor disputes ehould be referred to such a tribunal. Mr. Grlswold was vigorously ap plauded by tho bankers. In concluding the loutlne business the associ ation selected Niagara Falls as the place for Its lf-93 convention ana elected tho following ofll cers; President, A. B. Hepburn. New York; Vice-President, E. A. Qroesbeck, Albany; Troaa tirer, F. W. Uarkor, Svracuse; Secretary, W. E. Frew, lying Island City; Delegate at Largo to tho convention of the American Bankers' Abso ci ition at Detroit, Sevmour Dexter, Elmira; Group Dciigutrs, F. E. Johnson of Niagara Fulls, G. W. Thayer of Rochester. O. R. Wil liams of Ithacb. O. B. Sloane ot Uswcgo, J. II. De Bidder of Saratoga, T. El wood Carpenterof Mount Klsco, S. M. Grlswold of Brooklyn, and James G. Cameron of New York. President W. C. Cornwell of the Buffalo City Bank offered a resolution to tb effect that it is the settled conviction of the members of tho as sociation that all doubts regarding tho currency should be removed; that all existing causes of distrust as to stability of the currency should bo removed, and that tho legislators should take action to aciotnplUh this. It was also recom mended that tho Government retire all paper and substitute a safe bank currency under Government supervision. The resolution was adopted. The Hon. L XI. Humphrey of "Warsaw offered a resolution urging that all State bankers uso their influence to obtain legislation placing banks and trust companies on a basis of equal taxation. This was adopted. Tho convention was folloned by a reception and ball at the Grand Union this evening. THE PROPOSED 811IP CASTAZ.. Major Sjnona Saya It la .Tat Worthy te Bo I'ndertakrn by the Government. WAsniNOTON, July 16. The report of Major Thomas W. Symons, Engineer Corpson the pro posed "ship canal by the most practicable route, wholly within the United States, from tho Great Lakes to tho Hudson niver, of sufficient ca pacity to transport the tonnage of the lakes to tho sea." tho examination and estimate of cost of which was authorized by the River and Har bor net of lP9(t, was transmitted to tho House to-day by Secretary Alger. An accompanying letter from Gen. Wilson, Chief of Engineers, gives tho subidance of Major Syruons's recom mendations. There are three possible routes, according to Major Symons. 1. Tho Oswego rout from Lake Erie, vis tho upper Niagara River, to Tonawanda or La Sallo; thenco h) canal to Lcwiston or some point on 1-ake Ontario; thence by Onwego and Oneida risers to Oneida Lake; thence to theMuhawk River, to the Hudson nt Troy. J. Krie C unal route by the lino of that canaL a. frolloiv tlio nrft ro'ito to Lake Ontario; thenco to St. Lawrcnco River and to Ogdena burg or near there; thenco to Lake Champlaln, and via Champlaln Canal to the Hudson at Troy. Major Symons 6ays this Is a possible but; not prHctlcblorontc. Major Symons discusses tho relatlvo merits of these routes, aud concludes that tbo boat ono is by way of thelNiagora River, l.akca Ontario nnd Oneida, and tho Mohawk Blvcr. To build such a canal would, at a rough otlmnto, cost ?-JOO,0XH).0OO; to maintain it would require an annual expenditure of two millions, and it wnuldMvo no military value. Finally, Major Symons Is of opinion that tho construction of btirh a project Is not worthy to bo under taken by tho general Government, Major Symons is also of tho opinion that the Kne C'annL whon enlarged under existing plans of tho State of New York. will, if all restric tions imposod by tho State upon its uso bo re nioved, give commercial advantages that would bo given by n ship canal, and that if it bo fur ther Improved by enlargement to a sire sulllclent for 1,300-ton barges, making necessary altera tions in Its alignment so as to give a continuously descending canal all tho way from 1-uko Erlo to tho Hudson, audi improvml canal, navigated by lurgcs, would enntilo freight to be trnns lxrtcd between tbo East nnd tho West at a lower rato than by ship canal navigated by tho largo lake and ocean tcssols. Malor Mrmnns sajsthat this culnr-i-mont of the canal laa pro ject worthy of being undertaken bv the general tlovcrnm.Mit, as the benctfls to Uidoritod there from would In) eouuurnetirato with tho cost, esti mated nt about f.W.ooo.ooo. Tho cost of tho nec essary survey along tho O wego routo Is ctl mated nt $lt0.O00: an Independent survoy for the enlargement of Krie Canal would cost $12.1. 000. A comhluttl nunc" would nut ftlfto.noo. In transmitting Mnjor Symons's n-'wt to Gen. Wilson, Col. Gillespie. Division Kiig'.neor. adds his concurrence In tho conclusions reached. Elaborate, maps accompany tho report. Sec retary Alger makes no comment in transmitting thu report. THE XATVllAh JtESTIXY OP CAXADA. .ol a Itrpendrnr) urn Fnrrlan state, but Part ortbe Itrpubllo ur .Surlli Am-alra. iYom a Speech at Mr. C.Mui.. Smllk'e at Xaarftlet1. "Why should you N siwndlnj your earnings In military linos of straimhl, or military preparations of any kind? Do you nam loflaht the million of Canadians oicrlue nay, many or them your onn sons or brothers? Is It wl 10 spend our nioncj on unprofitable lines of road, only that you miy not uso American roads, whllo the Americans are freely using yours? "Look at tho innp. Not the delusive ma,iwhleh makes Canada a smld mass of territory extending to the North Pole, but the truthful map, which shows the kcot'rsplili'al distribution and relation, of our several proluees ou will then see what ths construction of lines ot trarno In Canada, entirely separate from the rjt of tho continent, means. In keep five millions or North Americans out of North Ami rlo-i will Ik) a rilnkult and costly undertaking. To tho few, the rxerliuiit may bear fruit In peer ages or kn!ght.'ic.o Is. To the many It will bear fruit In Increase ot taxation. " Thero are people wha, from aoclal faucy, as well as for political olijccts, ant to build up a barrier of hatred bolwrcn us and our kluinicn to the south, while Kmlan.l, to whom we aro alt so loyal, Is court-lu- Amrriciui fr.ondshlp by all Ilie nma. 1 In lur power, "There does unfortunately exist feeling against Ore at Prltatn In the United Stst-s. That reeling Is likely to continue, and when any friction orlww, to show luolf, so long as Ciroat Ilrliuln remains a politi cal or military po cr on this continent, Vou would have the same thing uu tho other sld If tho United tltates were a political aud military power ou the (rlank of Kngiaad. Hut against Canada as an Ameri can community there Is no feeling whatever." Soma or It Ilaa t'sns This Way. lYvtn ths Cleveland Leader. And right at this time an astronomer announoes that the tun is Ic-log lu heat. That man U tndentlj act working for a reputation, ""imiuiij .fi-vv ..... .v.ja-'.'gufe- w - .& ,itj TO AVDIT COBPOKATZOJT AOCOVXTB. I A Company roretrsl to Inform and rreteel I Inventor. I Tho steadily Increasing demand for an inn's. II pondent audit of corporation accounts, that is, lM fornn audit and examination of tho books f H various companies by competent experts oil u? IH than thoso regularly cmployod by tho con ,. nhs themselves, has led to tho formation of is Audit Company of Now York. Every ono of tot officers nnd directors of tho company has a 1 national reputation, and many ot thorn have i ternatlonal reputations as managers of rnllw , -, Insurance, and financial corporations, Ths Presidency of tho company has boon taken If porarily by Mr. August Belmont, and thn . perls who havo entered its servlco liiu.110 Stcphon Little, Thomas L.flrcene. William Ihr clay Parsons, nnd Henry II. Seaman. Tho 'act that tho company Includes civil engineers uiui.ii. its ofllccrs indicates that It purposes to rxnm ne and report upon the physical condition of prop erties, as well as upon their accounts and finan cial condition. Tho company expects to obtain its patronngo from Invostors, financial Institutions, borrowers of money, directors of corporations, morr hat i, and pun hasers of properly. It will undertake to furnish Investors with accurate nnd disinter ested Information regnnllng companies in the securities of which they may wish to Plato tin ,r funds. It Is suggested that ilnauclal ln-M . tlons that are largo lenders of money, cither upon securities or commercial paper, will find t ,e Audit Company usoful In determining tho vnl 1 of tho collateral they accopt, nnd that loans a., I bo more readily ncgotlstcd If borrowers ui a a lurge scalo can present certificates if tho company as to tho valuo nf ihs security they havo to offer. Tho samo state ment applies to merchants and manufai turert who have occasion to enter tbo money msrl ft as borrowers. Tho company expects to lie of special service to directors of corporations, who In that capacity accopt soriousresponMbl'l s, yet In Uie majority of cases are unable, either on account of tho tirao required or lack of vxpr rience, to Inform themsolvca thoroughly regard. lng ths affairs of companies that they nsii-t 'n managing. The Audit Company Is entire!) American enterprise, and will, obviously, for iM own protection, employ only the most capah'e accountants, whoso work will be supervised ty experts of acknowledged reputation. TJIE EAE3IAJDS JUTAT OO. Hooafeesr. Falle Bay Tbelr aTenence Lends t Mnny Saloan rigbta. "Yon can keep good beer nnd a wcll-stoci ! free lunch, but you won't havo any i s tomers unless yon have a barmaid," remark d a Hobokcn saloon keeper to Chief Detective Nelson and License. Inspector Robert Bell Yes terday. Nelson and Bell have decided t. e quest the Common Council to withdraw th, ' censes of all saloons where barmaids are en ployod on tho ground that the places are dis orderly. Barmaids aro not uncommon In " boken and the police have learned that th.y have been the cause of n groat many disgrace ful saloon fights. Altogether, there arc thiry saloons in the city whero barmaids arc em ployed. '1 found by visiting the saloons." raid C1 V f Detective Nelson, "that many ot the- - maids are women who have been arretted .ot walking tho streets. There is no fnult to i! 1 with their costumes and I know of no law which prohibits saloon keepers from employing them, but they tend to mako tho places ais lr. They drink with the men and r.iro $, b 1 very often cause a great deal of trou'd" i or " s police. The saloon keepers bay that they must have them or they cannot do any busices. Nel-oa sold that ho and Inspector Bell in tended to petition the Common Council to pai an ordinance prohibiting the employment of barmaids entirely. The ordinance U now leuv drawn up by Corporation Attorney Minturn. BAPTISTS RAISE 9503,031. This Will Fay All the Debts ar thn .SIiionu7 Cslto and the Heme JSIsalon Society. The committee appointed to pronounce upon the pledges made for tho payment ot tho debts of the American Baptist Missionary Union aud the American Baptist Home Mission Society reports that it has carefully examined the lists submitted to it by tho Secretaries of the so cieties, and finds that $S03,03L45 has been se cured in cash and in satisfactory pledges. The amount secured Is somewhat in excess of ths debts, but much ot this excess will be required to meet the Interest on these debts fcr six months from April to October, and tho Inci dental expenses of the effort. The report says: Tha nobis offer of tSSO.OOO of Mr. John D. Rockefeller was an Inspiration to the denomina tion In this undertaking. But few other pledges of large amounts have been made tour of fS.000 each, two of theso from men and two from women tho gifts coming largely from Baptists of moderate means. We congratulate ourTgreat societies upon deliverance from tho Etrils that confronted their work; aud we be evo that those gifts are the indication of th profound loyalty ot tho denomination to the-o Interests, and of their disposition to sustntu them with larger liberality than ever before," A DOMESTIC INHERITS $1,000,000. man SfeKnr'a I'nrle Became Rich In Son in Arrtean Trade. Fixsirrxo, L. I.. July 16. Miss Phoebe Mo Kay, who for seven years has worked a; a do mestic in this village, has unexpectedly beco-rs very wealthy through tho bequest of an uncle in Scotland. The uncle had been engaged lu the South African trade, but Miss McKay did not know that he had amassed a great fortune until after he died. She received notice of his dei'h several months ago. Her information at thil time was- that ho had left the bulk of his fortune to a Presbyterian church in Scotland. Soon afterward she learned that she s1m hsd been mentioned in the will. Sho kept ste.iu v at her work as a domestic, giving the m.,t llttlo attention, Last week she rvccl ved a let er from tho solicitors who are settling up t a affairs of her uncle's estate, Tho letter diree'. t her to go at onco to Scotland, saj lng tint Hi.j amount of her fortune would be more thin $1,000,000. Mtss McKay has given up hi pi.i and will start for Scotland to-morrow . f-he sai s It is her intention when she shall secure ' r money to return to America and take up 1 i.r residence In Flushing. On One Condition. from the Vhiladelphla lleeant. There Is probably no mnn in the country w ' has a wider reputation as a bridge built., r t i i W. II Brown, chief engineerot the l'ni'is. -nla Railroad. No brldgn project, no matin ' great its magnitude, is enter, d umiii v, i'h u readiness, both as to the preparation if ulans and their successful execution, than y him. His promptness to undertake great br '- projects, hov ever, Is no greater than lu re ness to answer absurd engineering oue-t. s vrlilrh nro often put to him, 'I hi- w i e Idea. I by his reply to n clcrMiiau to wham he w.i- in troduced somo years ago In IVti-btirg 1 tls lato II, II, Houston, a director nt tin l'cnn)lv i nla Railroad. Mr. Iloustoii introduced him tlio greatest bridge builder of the country, whereupon the preacher, turning to Mr, Brown, asked him if he toiild build it bridge to etcrtu '. "Yes, if you furnish the abutments," wn-. i prompt reply. Hail lie t'ouldn'l ;l,r II Away, r'tvmte JlinneapoH 7uin, KavCi iiik. Wis.. July i:i.-In l"M, wlills living in Duliilh, Julius 0. HwiiiiMin purchuM'd Too niisri in a Colorado mine nr.tr Colorado Spring, pacing HI cents a share for t An v ye.irs later ho uttered the lot for e-7 0. lis trlemlh laughed a I him e.nd refused lo hut In 1S1I.I ho iniiio to this city and nccepted a posi tion In it hoestoro at a sniitll sil.in. Kearitu lit would h.it e to pa tar.es on his t'oloindo n -erl. ho tiled to give Ills dinrcs uway. No p -son wanted them even nan gift. Swaiison w s Industrious, nnd n ear ago opened a shoe st a of M own unit did a good bus'iie-is, Ycrtepi T Colorado Springs parlies ottered .summon (HMI for his 7f( shuns. I In mid his shoe t s and will leave for t'olorndo Springs on Tin ' day. lloa.iyitirHT.OtMfiir liw.oilis good cm- J for him mid ho will sell, Itet on n .Slim ure. Prom the Buffalo Kteflno Timet. Soi'TM LtviiMt, July 14, -No nuttier l ' grtvr hut miiiio persons can bo found wh is willing to wager on the ouUotnc, An In-' to tint eipi is shown in t bet which 1). I Backus of this villagn has uiuilo with it ' woman who lives ulCiilediiui i. Tliuumii on tho outcome cf tho trial of Howard I' ham, the alleged uxnrlilde. Backus ! I hui.iMlll bo coin iuu, the jitimnumi ho will bo acquitted, if li.tekux Iojch lie to trundle tho girl In a wheelbarrow (hum donlu to Batnvla, If ho wins tho girl 1- t the trundling m t. Tho illstnnco betwei i two vlllngcH is eighteen intlo. ltlsthuut:! 9 girls parents will call the bet off. NOO, 000,000 rounds or tiilermrlmi I'rom the Cohesion Sewt 80 far the li.ihMI.OOO peoplo of Ten lin Jpycd on.v threo watertieluiu per t .tin ' therp tiro nine nioro pei capita roiuliu, J think, grand old Texan produces otih 40.000.000 watermelons, weighing in ll- - ; goto only 800,000.000 pounds. Whi.tlm ' i be packed iu SO.000 cars aud would w tk if about 2,000 trainloadt. Ourao.Ooo.oiio uv 2 loupes will mako up thu deficit, hov u tr.