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3t' WEDNESDAY. JULY 28, 1807.
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il ' V our frUrvtt tehe favor ws trtta manvteripf for
JJJ ' jwoHooMoa srisfc to have rejected articles return,
Sfjl they must ( oJI mum tind etampe for that purpce.
fJIX Tho National Democrat)' Issue.
PK "With tho removal at tho tariff from the
field of politics the National Democrat,
' protesting as loudly on over tholr dovotlon
to honest money, but bent first of all upon
W Increasing the. votes for their own party
J organisation, no matter whom It hurts,
ijjii haTe been looking for an Issuo on which to
& live. Wo know of no newspaper bettor en-
titled to represent tho National Democrat
4 than the Louisville Courier-Journal, and
T Judging by the way In which the Courier-
f Journal notifies a neighbor that It will
jsUv, not join tho Republicans, wo conclude that
If-' tho Issue Is found :
jgji The Nations! Democrats are not content merely
W&t to oppose bad money ; they want to reform onr cur-
BE'' rency intern and make onr money u good as the
Si.,, beet. Tbey made common cause wltb tbe Repub-
18 llrant last year In def aung free sliver and unlimited
fC flat pspe r t but they went further In their platform
pi: than the Republicans went In their. They not only
K opposed free stiver and flat paper, bnt they demanded
the reform of the existing system. The Republicans
' made no such demand and made no such pledge. '
Free silver has been prevented, but the needed re-
jjV form of our present currency has not been accom
IK. pllshed or undertaken. For this reform, as well as
Y for tariff reform, the National Demoorata propose to
', light, all who desire such reforms are oordlelly in-
E ited to make common cause with the National
ff Democrats In 'souring them."
$ Tariff reform comes in, of course, as a life
ifi meuber; but currency reform, by turning
w over to the banks tho Governmental func-
g tlon of Issuing money, must constitute the
Si bulk of the National Democrats' platform.
' Politics Is a very powerful passion, and
f the National Democrats will have a pol-
Itlcs' and a machine of their own at any
tcost. With a free silver ticket all nomi
nated and ready In the State of Kentucky
"h tho Courier-Journal strikes out for a policy
i which Is calculated to revive the Bryan
party, even If it was In truth as dead as
'& African slavery.
Sfe Upholders of honest money and oppo-
1 nents of tho pestilent savagery of Bryanlsm
g' ' must understand that the task of holding
Cs$ the ground so providentially won in 1800
fl? Is difficult, and calls for all possible de-
Yi termination, energy, and concentration
iH of force.
A Spain and Cuba.
fEver since the outbreak of war In Cuba
we have heard of influential Spaniards who
SF favor Spain's withdrawal therefrom. SeQor
fBil.VEU, one of the ablest of tho Conserva
tive leaders, has now entered a protest
against the Cuban policy of the Canovos
administration, which is regarded by him
f" aa ruinous to Spain. In a letter upon the
subject In El Impartial of Madrid, he ex
presses the opinion that " within a short
Bj period of time there will be a complete
i loparation between Spain and Cuba." Ho
pl lays that tho subjugation of tho whole !
G? body of the Cuban people would be harmful
';;- to Spain's interests. For the sake of peace
jj ie would enter Into a compromise with the
i Insurgents, even If this should result in I
sf Cuban indepencence. He maintains that
5? the abandonment of Cuba would be less in-
$t Jurious to Spain than the further prosecu-
S tlon of the war upon Cubs,
'j In a despatch from Madrid which we
$ printed last week, we were Informed that
? Gen. I'ando had expressed his agreement
R with these utterauces of Sefior Silvela,
S and had joined the party of the Silvelaists,
p declaring that the Cuban war must end
4 Boon for Spain's own sake. It is known
vjf ' that ex-Premier Saoasta entertains opin- i
ions of a similar tendency, and so also does
pi? the most renowned of Spanish soldiers,
EL Marshal Martinez Campos, once the Cap-
PjF tain-General of Cuba. These sagacious '
If Spanish leaders have become convinced
fe that Spain's war upon Cuba is a failure. I
p J The reply of Premier Canovas is the
III'' same that he has mude so often within the I
t2f past two years. We have bis words In a '
pk Madrid despatch of July 24: "Tho Cuban.
& war will certainly end In the triumph of I
f Spain in December or January next, and i
that by force of arms, without any conces
sion to the Insurgents." One might think
i that Canovas would get tired of repeating I
-' statements of this kind year after ear. I
rj1 Tbe boldest of all the friends of Cuba in
'; Spain is the veteran Republican leader, '
ff Sefior Pi y Maroall. In every number of ,
',flf his newspaper organ, El Nuevo Regimen,
' he calls upon Spain to recognize the Inde- I
pendence of Cuba. " If Spain is to be saved ,
r from ruin," he says, "we must abandon
h Cuba, Let us make peace. Spain has been
vanquished In many wars. In twenty
years we lost all our territory between
jy Texas and Cape Horn." This consistent
J. Republican leader speaks with tho courage
S of his convictions. He believes that the
i'.. establishment of Cuban liberty would be
'( advantageous to the liberties of Spain.
H A number of the more important Spanish
jS journals have begun to speak more seriously
g, than they had previously spoken of the
Cuban situation. " This is too much," said
S El Pais in an article which we printed a
, few days ago about Canovau's design of
W Bending yet more troops to Cuba:
If': " Bpsln cannot acquiesce In this. After harlng suf-
fered so much, the country has decided not to make
i, any more fruitless sacrifices. 'Not one more soldier,
Knot one more cent,' Is now Spain's motto, now can
he men wbo govern us continue to demand the sacri-
,,.,, floe of our youth and money, which our Indus-
; try and agriculture so sorely need? The coun-
(. try 14 tired of war, and will not renew Its ef-
),'' forts (o continue the present war, much leu to un-
ii dsrtake another one, with the United States, for In-
' 'stance. Bo firmly I Spain decided not to giro any
'( more soldt(rs or money for the Cuban oampalgn, that
ir well Informed newspapers, such as El Liberal, already
It sposl freely of the matter, and certain politicians
t now tit at the possible elimination of a part of the
?.' national territory,"
;ij The Influential army organ, La Corre-
?- spondencia de Espafla, published at Ma-
tf. drld, has suggested the abandonment of
5f Cuba by Spain, El (mparcial is priutlng
V Havana news of a moat dolorous character.
fi "The situation becomes more and more
grave." "The state of affairs in Havana
a province li most serious," "Tho sanitary
condition of the army is most alarming,"
ff Theso are among the statements that have
5 recently appeared In the columns of El
C'fj Imparcial Other Spanish journals print
t, similar reports.
As In Spain, so in Cuba. Tho Spanish
'fi residents of Cuba long for tho termination
$ of tho war. Tho Havana letter in The Sun
S ot Sunday last contained the affirmation
f that a large majority of the non-combatonta
li In the Island, Including many Span Ish f arm-
fl. crs and merchants, desho tho release of
f Cuba from Sp..ln. Our correspondent quoted
a remark of a prominent Spaniard In Ila-
5 Tana: "If thesolutlouof theCuban problem
U were to be decided by a plebiscite, in which
ff every man on the island could give his vote
K freely and without risking his llfo or prop-
k rtj-,' anncxatiou to the Uuited States
(
I.M I
w tmldba tbe decision of at least 80 per
cent, of tho rotero."
8uoh is the outcome of the Spanish Gov
ernment's Jong and cruel war upon Cuba,
for which that obtuso politician at the
head of the Ministry is largely responsible.
We can but wish success for tho antl
Canovas party In Spain and speedy relief
for tho people of Cuba.
Onr Missionaries In China.
Tho brief period of respite from mob out
rages which tho American and European
missions In China have been enjoying seems
to have come to an end. The attack at
Cblng Chou upon a boat In which some of
our missionaries were travelling was a
gross outrage, although fortunately no In
jury seems to havo been done to tho party,
which soldiers promptly rescued. Far more
serious was the destruction of tho entire
mission of tho Plymouth Brethren at
Wuchen by a mob. There tho twelve men
and flvo women who escaped to tho hills
lost everything In their buildings, and somo
of them were Injured by missiles. Ono ac
count soys that in Klangsl there have been
flvo missionary riots In flvo weeks.
Tho Interference of Chlucso soldiers to
aid tho missionaries at Ching Chou, and
their successful protection of the Roman
Catholic mission which the mob was ready
to attack after the Wuchen affair, are
' satisfactory. But should it be necessary to
call upon our naval forces to protect tho
missionaries, they will be found sufficient
for that purpose. Admiral McNair now
has on the Asiatic station tbe flagship
Olympio and the Boston, Yorktown,
Machlas, Monocacy, and Petrel. Out of
these six vessels a considerable force of
bluejackets and marines can be gathered.
Wo need, therefore, feel less apprehension (
of any serious disaster, especially as tbe
Chinese Government has learned that mob
violence Is a costly and dangerous game.
As to the source of the troubles. It ap
pears to be merely the old ono revived. Tho
missionaries open schools for the natlvech II- '
dren, and having, perhaps, more hope of tho
rising generation than of their elders, use
all Inducements to have them come in.
Sometimes, we believe, they hire or buy the
approval of the parents. Occasionally this
anxiety to get the youngsters looks sinis
ter, and the rumor spreads that the for
eigners kill the children In order to use
their bodies in making magic potions for
incantations. In some coses of disappear
ance of the children a tumult results, and
that seems to have been the source of two
of the latest riots.
But our missionaries can be assured of
full indemnity for their injuries and losses.
, For property destroyed at Canton, at Tien
tsin, at Chinkiang.and various other places
i In past years, our citizens havo received
l ample compensation. Under our Claims
j Commission China paid more than $700,
000, and did not ask a representative com
mission. It was afterward found that she
1 had paid too much, and the balance was
restored to her. But tho recent outrages
i will be atoned for, so far as money can do It.
This Is a Warm-ntooded Administra
tion. Whatever may have been the political
shortcomings and sins of JonN Sherman
in the past, It Is hardly possible for any
man of heart to consider seriously the
present position of the Secretary of State
without genuine pitv for him.
As the result of events and combinations I
not of his own shaping. Mr. Sherman now
holds the highest appointive office in the
Government of the United States. There i
is no good reason to beliuve that he sought
or desired the office. It is doubtful if the
post is suited particularly to his tastes or !
his talents. Nevertheless, ho accepted, '
as a high honor at the hands of
Major McKinlet, the appointment which i
makes him, at least nominally, tbe princt-
pal figure In the Cabinet and the chief per-
sonage in the Administration next to the (
President himself. It Is not according to '
human nature that Mr. Sherman, or any '
other man in his place, should view with I
complacency or even indifference the at- '
tempts now making In certain quarters to I
represent him as a doomed incompetent,
sure to be replaced In the Immediate future
by a successor better qualified to adminis
ter the affairs of the Department of State ,
during Mr. McKinley's term.
Even more unpleasant yet must It be for
Mr. Sherman to watch the intrigues and
note the selfish calculations of thoso who
are ambitious to supersede him.
I We observe that the process of ejectment i
has gone bo far that tbe candidates
for Mr. Sherman's office are begin
ning to show themselves. Conspicuous
among these, if we are to believe reports
current in the dally press, is tbe Hon.
Wuitelaw Reid, now returning across i
tho Atlantic after a season of eloquent
service as Special Jubilco Ambassador to
the Court of Queen Victoria.
It Is unnecessary to explain why the an
nouncement that the Hon. Wuitelaw
Reid's numo is mentioned as a possible
successor to Mr. Sherman Is equivalent
to a declaration that he is personally a
candidate for tho office, and means to
obtain It If ho can. Spontaneous and
altruistic movements in favor of the eleva
tion of Mr. Reid to high posts of public
trust aro not u familiar idea to the people
of this country. They belong rather to the
class of thlns Inconceivable.
But It Is perfectly legitimate for the lion.
Wuitelaw Reid to aspire to a Cabinet
office, and to procure ono for himself If ho
can do so honorably. That is bis privilege
as an American citizen. It may bo ob
served that since tho experience of
1802 his ambition is more likely
( Ctrneein liself with poiitlcul honors
to be obtained by Indirection, as
it were, than with thoso thlch involve a
test of personal popularity at the voting
places. In 1888 Harrison and Morton
carrier! Mr. Morton's State by 14,37:1 plu
rality. In 1802 Harrihon and Reid
tho Reid on that ticket being the
Hon. Wuitelaw Rj?id lo8t Mr. Reid's
State by au adverse plurality of 4(5,518. In
1888 Harrison and Morton's percentage
of tho totul vote of New York was 40.10.
In 1802 Hahiuson and Rein's percentage
of tho total vote was 44. SO, It was tho
namo Harrison In both years ; tho differ
ence was only in the tail of tho ticket.
These well-remembered circumstances
afford sufficient arouud for the expectation
that whatever further honors the Hon.
Wuitelaw Reid may seek at the hands of
the Republican party will be sought by
him through the channel of appointment
rather than through that of election by the
votes of his fellow citizens.
We observe, likewise, that whereas the
only plausible motive previously perceived
for the publication In theJWio York Tribune
of the letter of Instructions from Secretary
Sherman to Ambassador Hay was the
Interest of Mr. D, O. Mills's North Ameri
can Cominercldl Comusny, there now begins
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to appear an Interest mora direct. Intimate,
and personal to Mr. Mnxs'e on-ln-Iaw, tho
candidate for tho office which tho states
man who signed that embarrassing docu
ment at present holds.
Mr. Sherman was probably a party to
tho selection of tho Hon. WnmsLAW Reid
forSpcclal Jubilee Ambassador. In theklnd-nessofhlshcartthoSecretaryofStAtedoubt-lcss
thought that tho functions of that ofllco
would be peculiarly congenial to tho Hon.
Wuitelaw Ruin, and that tho tp oolntment
would gratify his desire to servo tho coun
try In a conspicuous station without pre
viously passing through tho ballot-box. It
must now pain the Ohio veteran exceed
ingly to discover a cold, calculating, malov
oleut purpose In tho stroke of "newspaper
enterprise" by which the Hon. Wuitelaw
Reid's Tribune attempted to exhibit tho
Secretary of State to tho country and to
President MoKinley as a person unflt
to conduct In decent form tho delicate
operations of International diplomacy. Mr.
Sherman will now turn to his ftlo of tho
Hon, Wuitelaw Reid's newspaper and
read In a now light the subtle remarks of
that journal upon tho character of tho pur
loined letter which it published, and upon
the effect of the same on our relations with
a more or less friendly power.
Uufortunately for the Hon. WmTELAW
Reid's ambition, however, this happens to
be a warm-blooded Administration. The
McKlnley Cabinet is no aquarium.
Tho Political Views of Jurymen,
In a trial before Recorder Gorr (n tho
Court of General Sessions on Monday, the
Assistant District Attorney questioned
many of the proposed Jurors in regard to
their political preferences, and tho counsel
for the defendant followed his example In
this respect and Inquired of each talesman
what was bis political party.
The case was a criminal prosecution for
procuring tho false registration of a voter,
tho defendant being a Tammany Hall Elec
tion district Captain In tho Eighth Assem
bly district.
The Recorder did not like the Interroga
tories concerning the political affiliations of
the citizens wbo were drawn as Jurors, and
ho finally admonished tho lawyers that
party politics bad no place in the trial, and
went on to say:
" It Is Tery unfortunate that they haTe been Intro
duied. It Is against my wish that counsel have aoked
such question. It matters not whrtber a Juror be a
Democrat or a Republican or an lndeHndent Every
good clttzeu Is latrlotlo enough to decide the question
of a man's guilt or Innocence Irrespective of what
party he may happen to belong to. Potttlca will
have no psrt whatever In this trial with my consent,"
The Court was quite right In the idea
that good, citizens would not allow politics
I to influence their conduct as jurors ; and
, the meic fact that a proposed juror belonged
I to one party rather than another consti
tutes no legal reason for his rejection.
j When considered, however,, In connection
with other matters which may be disclosed
I in the course of the examination, the politi-
cal predilections or relations of the pro
posed Juror, especially if he makes politics
his principal pursuit, may well be taken
Into account in deciding whether to exer
cise the right of peremptory challenge,
whereby either party may reject the tales
man without assigning any reason.
In this light. Recorder Goff appears to
have ruled correctly in allowing the ques
tions to be asked ; but If so, he should not
have rebuked counsel for asking them, or
have characterized their procedure in this
respect as unfortunate. It Is never unfor
tunate In the view of the law that Buitors
or counsel should avail themselves of their
legal rights. If it were against tbe Re
corder's wish that these proposed jurors
were examined concerning their politics,
as he said it was, why did he permit the ,
examination? It Bhould not have been '
against his wish, on tbe other band, and j
there was no occasion for him to say so it j
the examination was proper, as we supposo
it was.
We think a Judge should be careful not
to scold lawyers for doing what ho himself
permits them to do.
A Belated Prophet of Woo.
The iraafiijiffon Times has been inspired
by the long continued opening of the win
dows of heaven to pour forth this pitiless
storm of language :
"As between the cltliens of the United Ststes who
stand by tbe faith and practice of the fathers and the
sordid, grasping conspirators against our laws, rights,
and liberties, wbo are marshaled under the foul
yellow banner of Haxss. and IUeheter, the Inevtta- '
ble battle Is coming, and coming on the wings of the '
whirlwind. It may be fought out Uoodlessly at the
polls. Ood srant that It may be sol Dut If the Tariff
bill which Republican perDdy and Democratic treach
ery has fastened upon us should pour luto the Isps of i
trusts and monopolies the expected millions, and If j
they should succeed again In purcha-lng national elec
tions by the expenditure of fifty millions In 1M88 and
' a hundred millions In 1000, there will be an outbreak
In this country compared wltb which tbe Indian
mutiny was a bunday r-choo1 plcnto and the French
revolution a Hoopt and Sajkky rovlval meeting.
The Washington Times Is published In a
city whose citizens are not permitted to
vote, and In which the expression of politi
cal opinion, outside of Congress and tho
White House, may be thought to be merely
an exhilarating exercise without malice
, and without result. Still, tho boiling ut
l terances abovo are characteristic of tho
I recklessness shown by the Brynnlto leaders
and newspapers during the campaign and
after Its close. They thought there were
votes In the most Intemperate abuse of rich
men, and especially of Mr. Hanna, who
was guilty of being a good campaign man
ager as well as a rich man. They charged
that only the power of trusts and corpora
tions and capitalists generally could pre
vent the election of Mr, Bryan. After tho
election they asserted, and they keep on as
serting, that the election of 1800 was
bought, thereby showing their opinion of
tho incorruptibility of their voters. They
also assert, following the precedent set by
the ingenious Hon. Jim Jones of Arkansas,
that there was gross cheating and that
the number of votes in certain States was
so large as to be palpably fraudulent. In
the Socito last week tho copious Mr.
Allen of Nebraska brought up this last
accusation, the utter nonsense, of which
was shown by Mr. Foraker. In short,
the Bryanites rcfuso to accept their defeat
and tbe cause of it, and apparently they nre
preparing for defeat In 1808 and 1000 by
laying the blamo In advance on tho omni
present trusts, corporations, and plutocrats.
Much of the wildncssof language, of some
of the Bryanite leaders may bo attributed
Justly to Bbcer demagogy, and much to the
habit of rhetoric and the absence of fact. Yet
much of thoforceof the Bryanite movement
lay In its appeal to tbe wild passions of the
Ignorant and unfortunate, to the envy and
hatred of tbe shiftless and unsuccessful.
Degraded newspapers, politicians with a
taste for phrases and office, and various
sentimentalists and rhapsodlsts, clerical
and lay, had been doing their worst for
i some years to persuade " tho poor " that they
were wronged and oppressed bjr ho rich, ,
i. in y i ",
Tbe ground was ready, and the Bryan
leaden cultivated It diligently. They were
not very successful In the crop, and at pres
ent tbey seem to bo sowing prophecies of
tho dragons' teeth sort.
It seems Imposstblo to supposo that the
excited language of the Washington Times
represents a real belief, and yet there are
plenty of theso ranting rhetoricians who
foresee a "revolution" and terrible times
to como If tho Chicago platform docs not
triumph. Thro aro periods wnon such
ranting is dangorons, and there lo always a
liability that It may Injure weak and un
balanced natures and promote social ha
treds and disorders. The present period is
not favorable to such sanguinary sontl
mcntallsm. People are good-natured bo
cause they are making money or expect to
mako money soon. A country that Is going
to get rich Is not a country that can bo In
duced to condemn and hate tho rich ; and
no country is Idiotic enough to havo an
"outbreak ".because It Is prosperous. Tho
fables and tho prophecies of tho Washing
ton Times and tho other Bryanito wizards
will bo laughed at by a contented people;
and the Washington Times will have to find
somo other v. ay of becoming a plutocrat.
Canada and tho Klondike.
When the first heavy shipments of gold
from the Elondlko were made this summer,
a British subject In Victoria, who had
acquired some American idioms, Is said to
have remarked with bitterness: "Look at
all this treasure taken from our territory,
and we not In It I" As time basgonoon
the feeling of resentment and greed has
waxed Intense among tho anti-American
section of the Canadian people, and various
methods of securing a part of tho mineral
wealth unearthed by Americans have been
suggested. The plan of expelling Ameri
can miners from tho diggings has, for sev
eral reasons, been pronounced impracti
cable, but, according to a telegram from
Ottawa, the Dominion Government has de
cided to confiscate a part of their earnings
by imposing a very high royalty upon tho
precious metal brought to light, no less
than $00 a day being the amount proposed.
Ostensibly, the royalty is to bo levied upon
all miners without regard to nationality;
but, as the number of Canadians at tho
Klondike is very small, most of the burden
will fall, and is meant to fall, upon
Americans.
Wo advise the Dominion Government to
move slowly in the matter of plundering
American miners. The collection of the
proposed royalty will prove difficult and
costly. Thoroughly to enforce the proposed
law would require every mining claim to
be watched night and day during the period
when the pay dirt is washed. That is to
say, there would have to be as many police
men as there are claim workers. Tho Otta
wa authorities have, at present, no force
I adequate for tbe purpose in tbo gold-bearing
section, nor could they this year placo
a sufficient force upon the ground. In tho
case even of tbe small number of claims
which now or next spring they might man
age to keep under surveillance, the attempt
to levy the royalty would be almost cer
tainly resisted. The resistance would
quickly become organized, and the Cana
dian officials would have to face a collision
with the miners which might result in
bloodshed. The effect of Buch a col
lision on public feeling in tbe United
States would, obviously, be deplorable, and ,
the provocation of the Incident by the
Dominion Government would be probably
viewed with severe reprobation in Great
Britain.
So much for tho immediate outcome of
an attempt on the part of Canada to con
fiscate a part of the earnings of American
miners by the imposition of a high royalty;
tbo evil consequences of the measure, how
ever, would not stop there. It is a poor
rule that will not work both ways, and the
means of retaliation would bo ready to our
hand. There is reason to believe that the
largest portion of the gold deposits made
by tho tributaries of the Yukon lies within
American territory, and the next deposits
of startling richness are expected to bo
found in that quarter. When the migra
tion takes place, as noon or late It will, to
such new-found diggings, the American
miners, smarting under the effort to wring
royalties from them at Klondike, will not
bo disposed to wait for Congress to act
In the premises; they will take tho
law into their own hands and ruthlessly
bar Canadians out of all mining camps
on American soil. That, moreover, will be
I only the first step In tho way of reprisals,
i Tho Alien Labor bill, vetoed by Cleve
land, a clause of which, it will be rcmem
I bered, pressed with special rigor on Cana
dians, will bo promptly reintroduced in
J Congress and reUnacted, and public opin
ion, Inflamed by Canada's treatment of our
miners, will not permit President McKin
let to withhold from It his signature.
Nor would this bo the only penalty to
which Canadians tvill have exposed them
selves. Tho demand, hitherto unheeded,
for the suppression of the bonding privi
leges now enjoyed by Canadian railways,
will become loud, firm, and irresistible.
At present, as everybody knows, Canadian
railways are allowed, through the liberali
ty of our Government, to transport import
ed goods in bond from our scacoast to
American consumers In tho far Went,
whereas tbo same commodities, If they are
to bo transported over American lines,
must pay duty at the port of entry.
Such flagrant discrimination against
American railways in favor of foreign
rivals will not bo for a moment tolerated
by tho people of this country, after the ra
pacious and hostile spirit of tho Dominion
Government shall have been unmistakably
disclosed by an attempt to rob American
miners of tho fruit of tho fearful hardships
and sufferings Incident to labor in the Ice
bound soil of the Arrtlc gold fields.
When California's gold diggings and gold
mines were discovered, British subjects
were welcomed to a share of tbo precious
harvest. Our Federal authorities would
have scorned to shut out or to harass by
tbo levying of royalties tho Argonauts of
'4f, no matter from what foreign land they
balled. Tho Dominion Government may do
wUely to profit by our example.
Richard Croker and Tammany Ilall.
It Is reported in tho Herald that Mr.
Richard Croker Is to return to New York
from London next month, and that paper
draws the Inference that bo Is coming hack
to Induce Tammany Hall to keep out
Bryanlsm from tho municipal campaign of
next autumn. Even If Mr. Croker had
any such desire a very short stay In New
York would convince him of tho Impossi
bility of gratifying It.
The course of tho Chicago Democracy
since Its defeat last November proves very
clearly Its determination to maintain the
Issues made at Chicago and to make sup
port of tho platform there adopted tbo
test of party loyalty In every campaign
la ev er State, it is following that course
without variation throughout tho Union,
though In Important States llko Ohio, Ken
tucky, and Virginia, for Instance, strenuous
efforts to dissuade It from so doing were
made by formerly Influential Democrats
opposed to that platform. Theso Demo
crats did not ask that tho Chicago doctrines
should bo repudiated or rejected as tho
Democratic standard In national cam
paigns, but merely that they should not bo
Introduced In purely State and local elec
tions. They argued that thoro they wore
not pertinent, and that as a matter of party
policy their reaffirmation could bo avoided,
so that Democrats might como together In
support of tho Democratic tickets nomi
nated, without regard to tholr differences
touching tho Chicago standard.
Everywhere tho Bryan Democracy has
refused absolutely to make any such con
cession. It has Insisted Invariably on tho re
affirmation of that platform as tho standard
of Democratlo loyalty and test of Demo
cratic regularity. Nor, as a matter of prac
tical politics, could It do otherwise with
out endangering Its position of control in
tho Democratlo party, If not actually sur
rendering it.
Is there any probability, then, that Tam
many Hall will mako Itself an exception to
this general rule of tho Bryan Democracy f
Will not tho same Influences and the samo
considerations which have prevailed else
where bo equally powerful In New York!
Of course, tho solidity of tho Bryan De
mocracy will not be broken by Tammany
alone. It could not bo broken without
brcaklngTammany. The Bryanites trained
by that organization In its violent cam
paign of last year would resent a sugges
tion of that sort as a proof of treachery, and
would desert Tammany and become its bit
terest foes.
It is not at all reasonable to suppose,
therefore, that Mr. Croker has any such
design as that attributed to him by tho
Herald. He is naturally an opponent of
the Bryan Democracy, and his political and
' personal associations are with its most reso
lute opponents. Tbe courso of Tammany
Hall last year in supporting the Chicago plat
form destroyed his Interest in the campaign
and he returned to England in disgust, not
even staying to vote at the election.
If, then, Mr. Cruker Is really coming
back with any view to taking an active,
part in New York politics, that purpose,
cannot be to rvsumo tbe leadership of Tam
many Hall, now committed to a poMcy
against which, by reason of his interests
1 and his convictions, ho Is as bitterly ar
rayed as Mr. Whitney himself. That the
Tammany Bryanites regard him as their
Implacable enemy is demonstrated by the
fierce assaults upon him and his motives,
which are made by tho Bryanite and Tam
many organ here.
Moreover, Mr. Richard Croker Is an
astute man and a Bagacious politician.
TbeDemocrnts cannot carry tho State on tho
natl inal Iwu . Theoi.lr hope fur ihein Is to li t thst
Issue He qlilet and to put up only State Usues XvbtU
Daily AVyiafer.
Sot Taut is the game In Alabama as well as In
New York. When tho prospect of success is
equally haul down our principles, put 'em out
of alitut, and try to cheat your way to ictory by
talking of aomctbine else.
Before discussing further tho blind apol
ogy ottered by the Pnrk Board for subordinating
the opinion of the experts representing the city I
to tho wishes of the Ilotanicul Soelet). It miiy
be well to commend them for publicly recoirniz
Itier a source from utikh real knowlolge of
parka may be obtained. Tho apology In ques
tion contains these excellent sentiments:
"The primary purpose of a rural park within the
reach of a great city Is to maintain that rest and re
freshment of mind and tc-ty whkh come from the
tranquil, ttlng Influenoe of natural scenery.
"All other additions to the attractions or the peo
ple's plsoe should be subordinate to tbe controlling
purpose In design and maintenance of such pleasure
grounds.
" Anything which Interferes with tl e restful qual
ity of tbe scenery. In so far destroys tbe highest value
or tbe park."
This la wholly admirable. Previous to its ap
pearance on a Park Hoard paper it was printed,
with an Inslg-nittcnnt variation. In Tub Sun of
July 10, quoted from thoorlginul in Oarden and
Forest, of July 7, as follows:
" The primary purpose of a rural park within the
reach of a great city is to rurnlsb that rest and re
freshment of mind and body which oorae from the
tranqullllslng Influence of oontact with natural
scenery.
"All these additions when they are successful are
made aubordlnste to what should tie the controlling
purpose In the design and maintenance of such pleas
ure grounds.
" Anything which Interferes with the restful quality
or the scrnery, In so far destroys the highest value or
tbe park."
There is but one way for the Park Commis
sioners to show that their use of Oarden and
Forest's lines was not a pretence of sympathy
with the fundamental spirit of parks which they
do not feel, namely, to rescind llio reckless reso
lution through vi hich tho botanical garden plans
wcro adopted over tho heads of the Sargent
Committee.
The National Democrats are the only party in
existence to-day that can bo depend d upou to ui(ht
to the death axalnst protection, aud tbey mean to do
It 111. tiu Olobe.
Fighting protection In tho United Stutcs aoems
to be as practical an occupation as lighting:
gravitation would be, but tho National Demo
crats mean, or think they mean, to fight protec
tion. Tbo trouble is that the) don't always do
what they moan. Tbe protection which they
fight Is some other kind of protection, but
they usually havo a nice brand of their own,
which they -a III guarantee. It will not do then
to say that thoy can bo depended upon to fight
to tbe death against protection. The most that
tbey can bo depended upon to do Is to fight,
until their doath or their union with some other
party, against Republican protection. Demo
cratlo protection Is called a tariff for revenue
only, but It doesn't differ from the Republican
form except in tbo fact that It falls to produce
revenue enough. Perhaps tho Notional Demo
crats would have uioro fun if thoy would light
to tbo death against graWtutlon.
James Rood Doolittlb was ono of tho
nineteeu Senators of tho United States nho
voted not guilty at tbo Impeachment trial of
Anuhew Johnson, nearly thirty jeara ago.
Tho vote stood: Qullty, 35; cot guilty, 10. As
a two thirds voto was neodod to convict, tho
Impeachment proceedings failed by one vote.
Tbut is to say, if any ono of tho soren Repub
licans who voted not guilty had voted guilty,
tho President would havo been convicted of
tho high crimes and nilidemoinora Imputed
to 1)1 in by the House of Representatives.
Theso seven Republican Senators wore Wil
liam Pitt Fessenden of Maine, J, S. Fow
ler of Tcnncuseo, Jamks W. Grimes or Iowa,
John D. Henderson of Missouri, Edmund
O. Ross of Kansas, Lyman Trumbull of II
llnols, and Peter G. Van Winkle of West Vir
ginia. Sonator Doolittle, w ho died csterday,
was classed as a Domocrat, although ho then
preforred to bo styled a Democratic) Hopubll.
can. Nearly all of the nineteen defenders of
Andrew Johnson aro now dead; one of the
tint to pass away having been Fksskndkn, in
1801), and ono of tho latest, Lyman Trumbull,
only latt year.
Tho schooner Georgiana Young, even if
she is somewhat advanced in years, is the
wonder of tho schooner kind. If tbo reports nro
all correct, she penonned somo marvellous
feats, iu splto of bor Captain and crew. With
all sails set and two anchors down, she stood up
to i furious squall, and when tbe crew managed
1 tgrrcR- out the anchors, without betpB be to .
get them on board, thsstartod off sUnnnawfuU
tall, and rushed along splendidly until she
fotched up on Romer Bhoals. There she pounded
all night In a heavy un'" tho fI'-winix
mornlng. when she was hauled off by a tug and
taken to port apparently stanch and sound.
Under tho clrcumstnnces It does look a "tUofts
If that old echoon'ei should bo classed Al. If her ,
captain must bo set down as N. O. Any one who
doubts It can try to perform the same wonder
ful feats In a nice new boat.
Silver fell again yesterday, following, no
doubt, tho plans of the goldbua- conspirators
against tho human raco and the lion. Coin
Harvbt. Tho groat, white, and grand old
buirard dollar was worth 45.14 cents yester
day. The Democratlo candidate for Govornor
of Iowa says that that sacrod coin may come to
bo worth ton cents. At any rate, it is tolerably
cheap and therefore ought to bo Ineffably dear ,
to all Democrats. Populists, and Silver Ropubll-
cans. Yeteveryheartthstlstruotosllvermust ,
feel that tho unfoollng conduct of wheat In
climbing towaid tho ridgepole whllo bar stiver
Is tumbling into tho cell tr deserves Investiga
tion and reproof. Shall tho glgantio conspiracy
of tho Money Kings bo allowed to continue un
rebuked I Shall it not bo Investigated by a com
mission consisting of tho Hon. Coin Uarvet, tho
Hon, Adoniram Judson Warxer, tho Hon.
SquiNcn Curd, and tho Hon. Hez Luno I Tho
duty of every sincere raiser of whoat who la a
Silverman Is clear. Ho should scorn to accept
high prices which como to him as a bribe from
tho plutocratic enemies of tho human race and
tho Chicago platform. As lonir as tho gold dol
lar is allowed to pursue Its nofarlou career, tho
prlco of wheat must bo kept down. And no
man should bo compelled to bo prosperous
against his principles.
Till! PAJtK BOARD'S APOZOQT.
Commissioner stllra Had No Part In It.
Commissioner Stiles, being asked by a reporter
of The SnN whether he had voted for tho reso
lution of the Park Board referrinir to tbo protest
of tho Fino Arts Federation, said:
"No. In my opinion the resolution contains
several Inaccurate and misleading statements,
and I particularly object to tho charge that the
dignified and courteous protest of the Fine Arts
Federation wns made rccklossly and without
examining tbo morits of tbequosllon. The pro
test wns based on an adeauato knowledgo of tho
essential facts in tbo case." ,
Driven and Wbeelmesu
To tbe Editor or Tits Bex Sir." The efforts of the
Horsemen's Assembly In this city toward assuring
lenity to Its members who may beoome Involved In
blcyi le accidents will doubtless appear to wheelmen
aa somewhat aUur.l. The Horsemen's Assi-mLly,
which Includes severs! drivers' assoc atlons, con
tent's that the police and 11 glstrates of the city have
lately been showing partiality to tbe cyclists and
that popular prejudice Is all In the letter's ravor. At
Its meeting on Sunday n'ght the assembly discussed
the subject or how to stop the arre-ta or drivers for
colliding wltb wheelmen and whe lwomen and
wrecking tbelr wheelat and It wasdecldi d to app dnt
a committee to see tte Uavor and Police Commis
sioners bout tbe matter. Mr. John F. Maher, who
prt sided over the assrmbly's deliberations, madi the
following statement on Sunday at the meeting ur the
Central Labor Union: "If the matter la properly In
vestigated It wUl be fount that nearly all tbe cases
of pcklpss driving are where young rellows under IS
years or iae are employed. They cause the trouble
when whtels are wrecked, unlets the wheelmen
cause tt thcmseltes."
It Is tru that a good many mishaps have occurred
this year Irnnt th Inconip, tenty or jouthtul mers.
but the Instunces or wiirul or lulpabl- negligence
among boy drhers have bi-n comparatlv ly ew. It
will b round th ttbel rg'r numb r of drivers who
hav been arrested for colliding with bicycles lieloog
to the cl ish wbo areoverVl years old aud who. In II 9
presence or wheelmen, seem to regard themselves aa
Erivllt-Ked characters. In.tcad of turning out for the
lcytle, they per-lst ntly obstru t Its path and force
thecytl st ltber 10 dismount or take grave chances
of ieroual Injury. And the w heelman's or wheel
woman's dilemma, as the ctse may be, Is looked upon
by the driver as a cap tal Joke
Before thl, year tue t unlshment prescrlb d by the
courts for ruffianly, evil Inclined drl ers was gener
ally renamed as Inalequate. Mnce last spring, how.
I ever, the City MagUtrsus have made teveral good
examples uf sui.h offenders, aud tbecourts'ue lilons
have been applauded oy wheelmen and non wheel-nit-n
alike. The argument that, for the purpose of
proving his lawful right, a cyclL-t will puriosely haz
ard his life In a collision with a truck or an K-ewagou,
is t, o flimsy for credence There may be cases where
driver, have be n unjustly dealt with In court, but
e. idrnce to that effect o--s not appear. Itlsiertsln
ly unpleasant to contempla e what would probably
be ttie state of things now If a wholesome check had
not been put upon reckless driving earl laat s asun.
Tbe Irlsti Ca(lonl Alliance and the Campaign.
To Tns Editor or Tnr. Sen Str: My attention baa
been called to n report tn your Issue of the Vdtb of
the rormallou In Brooklyn of an "Antl Low League,"
the President or which Is ons PatrlCK Sir&neld Ker
win, stated to be President nf the Irish National Al
liance, tsever il clubs of the Alliance are said to have
been repres nted at the alleged meeting at which the
Antl Low League" was ronutd. Tnl Mr. Eerwln
Is not the Pre tdent of the Irish National Aill-nco.
lie hsppens to te a Tery luslgnlhcant member
of the Alllime, but neither be nor any
other member, no matt r what his tKxlttou.
ban the right 10 mix It up In An erlcan politics. A
funda 1 entsl prln Ipl3 0f th1 Irish attO!. a) Alliance
is that It must not Int rfrre in American po Itlcs. lis
mem ers are of all .hades t f pot.tlcal opinion. This
"Antl Low League" uas not the sajction or the Alli
auii.and not a single man at K.rwln's meeting. If
ee an) such w, re held, m as empowered or dare be
enipon 1 rtd to represent any of the clubs mentioned
In our reiurt. Willuh Li max.
Pit sldcnt Irish National Alliance.
New Yokx. July XO.
Cen. O'llelrne dominated.
To the EDtTon or Tntt 8ci Sir: There Is so much
speculation as to who will be the candidate rorMaor
or Greater New York on tbe ticket opposed to Tam
many, permit me to suggest tbe name of one a Re
publican, It Is true, but a man who would, beyond
questlou, command the support and votes or more
Democrats lu New York than any one of the gentle
men yet mentioned.
Oen. James R. O'Delrne b the man whom I refer to,
and feel that he has. In consideration of his many
g od qualltlra and bis etei ant and true gentlemanly
dl-posltl in, made more friends In both artles than
any of our politicians. The bra, e soldier thst he was
and hUslnctre tegard for bis brethren In I a'tle rec
ommend him to the vetersns. whose votes are. In
deed, no small Item. To supplement his fitness, as It
were, he Is a well a true Christian arid a man of the
most liberal sentiments, making him specially sulta
ble and satisfactory to evirjtiody. Ihe bonJsotne
General would surety make a good Mayor,
Jult 20, leUT. "KuiiixTU," N. J.
flow H lTns flandlcappea
From th ndfanapofls Journal.
"Want to ride a ticycle, do you?" snapped the old
man. "Your mother never went whirring about on
the streets on awheel."
"Yes,"retortnd the dutiful daughter, "that Is Just
what ma told m. bhe says that maybe If she had
she would have caught a better-looking man."
Lea Teaming.
From tho Chicago Hatty TWouns.
flushing Visitor I should think there would be al
ways aomi th ng new to see In this great city with IU
teeming millions)"
Matter-of fact Resident Ye es, of course but
teaming ain't what It used to be. Everybody rtdos
blslckles now.
not So sudden.
otn (fie Jnmtin Ret (str.
A young fellow In town was surprised the other
day. He proposed to s girl, and Instead of her ssy
Ing, " It Is so sudden," she said, It's about time."
Straight, Kerry Time.
JYom the ffanfa Consflfuffon.
Toe Srx always hits above the belt.
Tlie Hi on or the Goldbnr,
From tli Richmond Deiipatch.
Ry signs of entoraoloio, that rule thi- present mlnnte
riierc but any doubt at all what sort or bug Is ,u it
The Juue bug, the doodle bug, potlto hue and n'l
Ilaiegot to skip the trolley, ror tue gulclbug has tbe
From where the Yukon rips along to swell the Behr
Ingdeejs A will auillirousralllttiicry to echoing welkin leans.
Aud from the heart of everywhere beneath the spread
lng sky ,-,
The goldbug and his larva rise unto the rallying cry.
A glow of hope Is on bis eighteen carat appetite.
Ho multiplies each ui nule of each flisetlug day and
And like a swelling avalanche that never swars or
swerves '
He launches out to burrow In Alsska's rich presenes.
so let the eoleoptera stand bsck and give him room.
bu J1U.oUiS "UK tan Ullt'b " s0'"'
For, llko a certalu other bug ronspleuous In fsme
Although h bss no wings at all he'll get thero Just
the same."
The'Ktogston Jamaica Post informs Tub 8un
that the st-temeut of Tuoaus Wiutissoa printed In
Tux Bex last month, regarding the Inability of th
Government to protect turn against tat blacks, was
greatly tzagotnttd, u
aw ODziaiKO TrmanitOR. M
Unwittingly AtrclstNl nt a mlclrln mid tint Wi
Been Indicted n nn Accessory. t
from Me St. louts fljxifVie, ,', ,'
Ono of tho moit curious cases in thenntn's of !3&
tho criminal law will soon bo tried In tho Crini jgj
inal Court of Cincinnati. Tho gist of tho ensu 'lffi
is, does ono who accidentally witnesses an un IB
successful attempt at sutcldo and then aids tho IH
su'cldor In a successful attoropt, become an ne V
cossorv to tho crime f IK
A group of attorneys wore dlsousslng snma IK
novel oases vcetcrday, and ono of them, from IK
Cincinnati, narrated tho following facts: i
"Somo tlmo last May a farmer near Clncln- Ei
natl, becoming financially involved and bilng IS
too proud to ask tho holp of his frlonds, at- Dp
templed suicide by hinging himself in his or-
chard. Ho climbed a tree, tied ono end of too Hrj
ropo to his neck and tho otlior to a limb and Kf
then lumped, but tho ropo beenmo untied nt tho IH
neck by tbo strain. Just sb ho Jump:d n neluh- W
bor pneeod, Scolng I ho failure and bollovlng K
that 'nothing succeeds llko success,' he volun- K
tocrcd to show tho crestfallen man how to Hi
make a hangman's knot, and, in tact, tiod H
tho knot around tho poor mnn's neck. H
Tho farmer wns still determined. Ho hrlsklf
climbed tho tree, again tlol tho ropo to tho m
samo limb, and lumped beforo tho eyes of his h
astonltbod neighbor. TrunstHcd by tho awful i
sight, ho could cio nothing. Tho body Jerked In f
dying convulsions, but still tho neighbor did
nothing. Presently recovering his senses ho
gave tho nlurm. n
"Now that man ha3 been Indicted by tho M
Grand Jury as nn acci 3nr to Hint farmer's
soif-dcstrtictlon. To add to hit tlls.omrort and W:
disgrace, his onn mother, who h in ,-o lslderihlo
property, has disinherited her ton or Ills falluro H
and neglect to stop tbo old lanuct-" K
Theroportorteiiturcd to aak if n caso similar
to this had ovor been trlod. H
"Not to my knowledge, ropllod tho attorney.
" It Is a raro caso, and promises to be what fK
we call a cause ciSletire. There -A been no H
bad feeling bot wi en tho two men. On the con- vf
trary, a warm friendship hn 1 otlstel for jctrs, ft
and each had often accommodated the otli-r. .
"Tho fact that tho neighbor llxcd the knot,
mado no protest to tbe mtn climbing Hie rec,
or any attempt to prevent tho crime, tn tkei It W
look bad for hi in.
"On tho other hand, ho stys ho v,as ok.ru K
and couldn't ballot e his eyes when he si f.o B
man climb up the treo and Jump. Thcoi'tom
of this ciso will bo wntcbel with great ini n i
by tho legal fraternity and by the laity as u cli.' WB
At tbe Ticket omce. K
FVom the Chicago Tribune. H
"I want a ticket to Valparaiso." H
"Ono dollar and thirty cents." '
"Yon don't think I vant to get It for nothing, HI
do you t" K
" Was it Valparaiso you said I Ml
"It was. sir.'r U
"Ono dollar and thirty cents.
"Cin't you see I'vo got my pocketbook ont I
Do I look fikeamin thtt's watching for a chance
to Jerk a rntlro id ticket out of sour hand uni
run away without piylng for It f"
"Say, If you w.mt a tickot for ValpirIo '
"That's what I want, jounj nmn.nn 1 I've told
you so tube. How 111 my limes more ilojou
w nt me to nsk for It? You're here to sell
Uckels, I reckon I"
" Yes. sir, and If you want
" A ticket to Volp trniso V, a, 1, p. a, r, 1 nc,
a, I "
"Ono dollar and thirty
"I know exactly how much it Is. young man.
I don t need to be told mure tlmn rHuorslr
times. I vo travelled hot we n this town nnd
1 Valparaiso more trips than jou'vo got oun is o'
I bruin Inside vour bkuII. t was bujlnir tkki ts
t from hero to Vnlpirnlio wh n jou were wo ,rln"
short pints. You don't look like Ihe kind of V
chap thitcnn nffonl to put on ulrs over plain, H
common, cvoryday people. You lo ik like i-onio n
Billy bort of a brikctnan that's been promoted If
ton ionductor'8 job on account of a sriri'itv
of material and hasn't got over tbe- smell-d B
head ct. No, I'm not hindtrlm; nn I
I body that wants to bu.v n ticket 10 som I
other town, either. I know this nun f-Mn.ii'i: n
behind me. He wants to go to Indian ipoh, 11 1 N
bis train doesn't leai o for tlirco hour-,. ou h V I
I listen to all I have to say if it takes me thl din- 1
ner time. If the railroad rompani uinnot affor' I
to hire clerks that hao got een.-e enough to tell B
un honest man from n pickpocket or a gol I 1
brick swindler it uugbt to rala the price 01 I
tickets or economize br building cheipcr curs a
and advertise for a few competent O. yuu'vo
concluded to hand over tho ticket w Ithout wait- Aa
I ing to see whether I'm going to gobble It and If
, run oir with it. have you I Well, here's vour at
change, and perhaps you'll know mo when you
see mo again, young man. Morning!"
Youngest Daughter or the Itevuluttenl
From the Hartford Timet
Adansbter of a ltovolution.iry soldier is re
siding in Stamford, ono wbo might, without
, much fear of dispute, set up the cljlm 10 be tho
youngest real "daughter of the Ilcvoiution "
j living. IKr name is Mrs. Nancy A. Warren,
nnd her ago is (15 years. She ib 11 daughter of (J
Klishn (lltTord of I'HIersun. N. Y., who married, mm
May 21, 1830. Polly Washburn of Cirmol. N. B
Y sbo being then 20 years and be 62 years of W
age Tho issue of this marriage not Tour chil
dren Nancy. Elish 1 (now a clergyman In Som
ervilie, Mass.), Lodesco (reccntlv deceased), and
Van Henssel cr (ililng In NorthHel I. Minn.).
Mr. Gilford d'ol June 3 1831. iigel 81), tho
fourth child not then being born. His widow
survived him about hnlf ncenturv, and drew a
pension for many years, d ing at tho age of 78.
SVXllEAMS.
Nearly a ton of hay has been mowed and put
away this season by Augustus Brown of Uangor. Me.,
who Is 84 v ears old.
To allow tho workmen to do their baying, to
building or a Quakers' church at Bt. Albans, Vt , his 9
been stopped temporarily. a
Because, when he proposed marriage, her lover
did not tell her that he was subjtxt to fits, a Sedg
wick county, Kan., wife has brought suit for dlvoroe.
For his work In maintaining perfect order In ths
streets of Tltusvllle, Fla , on July 4. M imhal Roa
8mlth of that place has received a gift of u New York
police helmet from an admlrlug buslneis man
One man lost tn twenty-tour years at sea Is the rec
ord ot Cspt. George W, Alley or Ellsworth Me . who,
after a csreerduiin; which he commanded tele
vessels, has retired from the sea to enter bus ncss.
A horse, which up tj the last was called a pony,
died at BurllngP n Kan, recently at tho age of 11.
The owner. Dr. Mansou, bad h d It In his poss ts ni
for thirty-nine years, ever sluce he bought It from tLa
Sac and Fox ludlans.
Thomas Harrison, r0 yeors old, formerly of Crit
tenden county. Ark., found hliuseir Ithout a u rue
after tbe Mississippi floods lu the early sprint,, and
took a steamer to Memphis, where he Nctinc Im
bued with tho Idea that he must see the Ti uncs-es
Centennial Exposition. He set out to walk tin Sou
miles to Nashville, aud a few dns ago be arrive J
there. Of tbo whole dlitauco bo bad ridden only
fifteen miles.
The librarian of tbe publlo III rarj at Kansas city
sajs that for a year there has been a greater call for
works on Alaska than tor books nu anv oilier country
or section of the globe. She bossuppllid the library,
she sa) s, with overt thing trustworthy she liiuI I pro
cure on the com try during this time, uoudnlug a'
the while wbst I ad aroused so much lmerM in thai
country In Kansas Cltr. Headers, she sa hive ,
studied wr tings on the habit or the eople In Aloks, M
read the Ouvernmeut rcorts on tin Termor, ami I
given especial attention to routes to the Yukun coun B
try. I
Foreign totca or Itiwil Interest. B
Camilla Balnt-Sai-ii has presmted his hooks and I
brloa brae to the mUMUiu of Dl iipe'.hls mitlv towi f
In six months of ISH" the German Dramatlo Inst!- '
tute received 111 uluys, only tw cut) of which were
thoughtnt forthr ttue.
Felix Oodefrold, the harpist and componer of bra
vura pieces for the p'anei, dud receuoj c l-fi-esbur
Iter, at Ihe ago of t-0 cars
Dr. IIu King 1 ug, the first Chinese womsn doctor, Is i
In charge of the blcug-llu llewpl al In Foo Chow, bill
obtained her education In the United Mutes.
Pergolesl's operetta, "I,a Serva Patrona," ths
model for all subsequent Itallun an I Fretuu light
operas to Hosilnl's time, has been t'-vlved as a parlor
eutirtalnment In Loudon
Sir Wilfrid Laurler, Ihe Canadian Premier, has re
ceived the gold medal of the Cot de 11 Club, In ri og
nllton of exceptional aud ilUtlugulshe,! sertces iti r 9
cause of the progress eif tut ruatlouul f ee rxrhin.i "
Quarlt-h, the LouUon buk dealer, is aooul iu 0110
Ksh "A Horentlne IMnure ChrtiMcle." le'pr 'n
tl"U In far simll,- of a s rics of ulUcf)-oin eiruve it ,i
by Mai, 1 Fuli.uerru, vvhleh Johu 1,1 kln 1
tvvrnt six jeursogoaml su.d totbo British Mi ni
in tsiK,
Mr Appleton, secretary or the " British and tor I
el,n Arbllratlou und peace Beclcij," hus tun "' I
lenced to threu mouths' Imprlaonmei t l tin " ' I
lebone I'ullce Magistrate for asnau tin., 1 ud leai 1
housemaid tie Is descrltcel as un authc-r ami '
Uiihtr, UU yesrsof age, wLo vveut about Due 1 v 0
a revolver and a svvnnlstlc'k,
India has ii.ri.T5 towns with an aggregate populai
of a J, VJ.M.nn, about oni linlh of lliu tntul o
tlon Of these tow u H liuvo over li'O ouu nil.
lanta, t more over 00,1 0 1, oml u"! in' r
10,001) Tho largest arc lioiuba), i-JI io 1, t ui ,'
771,1141 Madras ISIilb, li leiulml. (1 '
I.ucknon, VSJ.uih, Ueuarts, '1U,1H7 1), Mil, I .' "
. Uandalay, ISO.slSj Cavvcpore, ISC 71.', Uanai ir
I8b,8tl6 Bsngoon, 188,yi Lahore, I'O.eOt, aJs
1 hsbad, 170,V.O, "1
i i j i iiSLfyfiiTi'lH! f -,"'-,''-" ,' 'l.i.ari

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