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Tux sex, New Yerk City.
AJUS Klota.0. No. 17, ntu Oraud Hotel, and
W KlotQU Ho. 10, Doulevard dca CapticlDf i.
l Xfow fritnSe who favor v$ trith manveertptefor
I -wMfeaffcm lefsft to hate rejected arffel returned.
J , tkeymuittn all cant tend tteimpt for that purpote.
1 line Hawaii Itntincd the Treaty?
ijf Itlsprobabln that by tills tlmo nawatl
g ' baa formally given her adhesion to tlio
ft treaty of annexation. Hr-r Semite, was to
x, jneet last Wcdnestlny for tlio purpoo
wt of considering It, and slnco our own Sen-
Bto Foreign Committee, after examining,
ji the samo agreement, reported It favorably
h without any change, ito may well bcllcvo
i'1 that tlio Hawaiian Senato will not And
much that Is objectionable. Yet the mat
ter Is one for careful confederation, and It
J Is possible that tlio Islanders may suggest
somo Improvements.
If It Is entirely proper that Hawaii should
, take the first step In ratifying the treaty.
if Annexation, while a great bcnetlt to both
,"1 countries, means, of course, more propor-
f tlonallyto her. Hence, after the first treaty
if for tho purpose failed InourSenate, Hawaii
'i, did not hesitate to make known her con-
J tlnuing desire to enter tho Union. Sho
. has also, In her disturbing relations with
Japan, a special reason for desiring to
15 come under our shield at the earliest date
' practicable.
1 Since, therefore, only last year tho Ha
ft, wail an Legislature declared overwhelm-
Ingly, and. If memory serves us, without a
& dissenting voice. In favorof annexation, the
' action of Its Senato on tlio pending treaty
3 Is practically assured, and very likely has
A already been taken.
Jf In Brooklyn To-N"lht,
& A rery curious freak In politics Is to bo
& ieen to-night over In Brooklyn. Mr. Jacod
Jj VoRTn, hitherto known as a Republican
j'.t politician, and on the strength of his repu-
i- tatton as such the recipient of considerable
Ite trust and reward at the hands of the Re-
jy publican party, will try to induco tho
j.i Brooklyn Republicans to take aa their can-
;A dldate a man nominated In direct opposl-
$5 tion to them, on a hostile platform, by an
organization formed avowedly to destroy
i their party.
ft Neither Mr. Worth nor the object of his
jf eccentric allegiance, Mr. Setii Low, is a
- tyro In politics or unable to understand the
3? nature or tho results of their enterprise.
ill Mr. Wortii Is a politician by profession
fit. and Mr. Setfi Low Is a politician by irre-
,k sistible Inclination and persistent practice,
engaged now in playing the politics of his
t Jife. They know as well as others that if
their scheme can succeed in Xew York, the
-J bottom of the Republican organization
II trill bo knocked out everywhere and tho
" party spirit chilled. If simple treachery
can deliver a party organization to lta ene-
v mles In Brooklyn, It can deliver It In other
' cities and in States, and no party so living
$4 from day to day only, could survive as a
tjr" ' permanent power.
t' The alleged goodness and uprightness and
y disinterestedness of Mr. Low are not to be
t weighed In the balance against the stabil
ity and enthusiasm of the organization
& which to-day represents protection against
t' Bryanism throughout the United States.
f,' Whoever votes to sustain Mr. Wonm In
jf Brooklyn to-night votes In effect against
fc the Republican party.
w
jL The Czar and the Jews.
3 It is an Interesting circumstance that
elnce tho present Czar of Russia ascended
, tho throne, ubout three years ago, hardly a
4 word of complaint has been heard from tho
fif large Jewish population of the empire.
A. Not within tho memory of this generation
has there been any other period of timo
.5 when mankind were not asked to sympa-
thize with the Jewishmillionslivlngunder
the sway of tho Czars. Their complaints
I havo become familiar to us in this conn-
try, for the reason that so many hundreds
M of thousands of them have como here dur-
S Ing the past twenty years,
g There have been changes to their advan-
m tago under Nicholas II. Tlio special laws
f to which they liave alwajs been subject,
bearing upon their places of abode, the In-
jt dustries in which they may engage, tho
taxation to which they arc liable, the prlvl-
k leges of travel, and those of the higher
f education, may yet be in existence; but tlio
S application of these laws In practlco has
ft been so greatly modiiled that they are not
J felt as formerly they were.
The policy of tho Czar toward his Jewish
"d subjects Is one of toleration and leniency; ho
has granted not a few of tho concessions
sg asked for by their representative men; hu
has volunUrlly put an end to a number of
their grlevunccs; and ho has bought toos
4 certain the causes of their complaints,
f Large bodies of them havo been encour
f aged to leavo the unsatisfactory quarters
to which they havo been confined for ages,
those " ghettos" of which so much has been
f heard; their rights In trado and In prop
I erty have been enlarged, their freedom to
j, travel has been extended, their educational
5s privileges have been Increased, some par-
tlcular taxes havo been removed from them,
and provision has .been made for tho better
S assertion of their la-vful rights In the
courts. In truth, It may bo said that tho
Jewish subject of tho Cnr are now in
., possession of verynearly all tho substantial
a franchises that belong to tho more favored
I ot hl other subjects. There have been
bt changes of a desirable character for the
, Jews of Rushla since the accession of tho
present Czar.
TbB Czar'a 10"fl liberal policy toward his
j Jowish subjects has brought him a full
ij neasure of sratitude. The rabblnats of
ie country have tiecn forcmoht In their
ft Bra'eful deliverance. At tlio tlmo of the
V Czar's corouation last year the Jewish ex
. presslons of loyalty to Nicholas II. were
J of the most murked clmracterj and tho
k oraclous manner in which the sovereign
W) received theso expressions gave proof of
. "e sincerity of his purpose.
-. We do ot know how far the betterment
ot tlle condition of tho Jewish peoplo In
V Russia Is to be attributed to any decline In
W Vi? I10""01 " of theCzar's Committee of
m! Ministers, tho I'rocuratoi-Heiifral of the
m$ IIo,y Synod, PonyKDONosisiTK, who, for
fi torty year, has been regsided hyallRus
K P"i Jews as thuir moat formidahlo nud re
K lcntlcss odvewnry. By reason of his ex.
alUdoUlcaln theQr.ok Catholio Church,
m.
and also dtfit)Yld5fJ' reason of h! talents,
ho exercised, In rcllplous matters, a con
trolling Influence upon tho mind of tho two
Czars who preceded Nichoi.ah II. ; and
ho It Is who, to his own satisfaction,
has alunjs been held responsible for
tho issuance of those autl-Jewlsh decrees
which wero so long complained of by
Israel in Russia. Ho Is yet In office.;
but thcro Is excellent reason for believing
that his Influence with Nicholas II. Is not
w lint it was with two previous Czars and
Hint his Jewish policy has received tho con
demnation of tho Crown. It has been re
versed, at all events, by tho highest au
thority within tlio past thrco years. Tho
Jews of Russia nro now In the enjoyment
of moro privileges than ever before be
longed to them.
There has been a large decline In Russian
Jewish Immigration to this country during
the brief period of tho present Czar's reign;
and we suppose this decline Is partly due
to tho better conditions that exist for them
In their natlo laud. They aro less desirous
than they were formerly of leaving Russia
for tho United States; thoy cannot bo In
duced to go to tho Jewish colonics In
Argentina; they havo taken but llttlo in
terest even In tho " Zionism" which looks
toward Palestine. If tho Russian Govern
ment shall continue to bo as well disposed
toward them as It has been under the
broad-minded Czar who now wears tho
crown, they will doubtless stay In tho
country to which many of their ancestors
lied soon after tho fall of Jerusalem.
It Is a most Interesting man, one yet un
der thirty years of nge, who now sits upon
the throne of the Romanoffs. There nro re
ports tlint he has plans for tho broadening
of tlie political institutions of Russia. Wo
havo had news within a week from St.
Petersburg that ho has appointed a special
commission to provide for tho introduction
Into Russia of a system of universal and
compulsory education. With now things
Ruch as these, with tho Franco-Russian nl
1 lance, with tho extension of Russian power
in Eastern Asia, with tho Trans-Siberian
railroad, with tho growth of Russian In
dustries, commerce nnd shipping, great in
deed is the ndvnnco of Russia In our times.
Life to Russia I always our friend.
Whnt Wo Illd for the Spanish-American
Colonics.
In the July number of tho Xorth Ameri
can Review tho Mexican Minister, Seflor
Romero, declared that tho revolted Span
ish colonies on tho American mainland
established their Independence, wlthoutald
from any outside source, and denied that
tho United States ever rendered them
material or moral assistance. This asser
tion is denied by Hon. tho II. D. Money,
Senator-elect from Mississippi, in tho cur
rent number of tho same periodical.
Before noting some of tho effective points
In Mr. Money's reply to Seflor RoMEno, wo
should direct attention to the fact that tho
United States were In a peculiar position
with regard to Spain throughout the strug
gle of her American colonics for their in
dependence. During the whole of that con
test we were engaged in negotiations with
their mother country In which national
vital Interests of our own wero Involved.
We havo in mind, of course, the necessity
of settling the boundary line between
the Louisiana Territory and Texas, and
also the importance of acquiring Flor
ida, but for which tho present States
of Alabama and Mississippi would havo
had no direct outlet to tho Gulf of
Mexico. Until tho desired arrangements
with relation to thoso matters could be
brought about, it would have been quixotic
on tho part of nn American President to
recognize tho Independence of Spanish
American colonics. Nevertheless, Just such
n quixotic act was ultimately performed by
President Monroe when, in 1822, after
waiting much longer than Henry Clay
thought ho should havo waited, ho con
sented to recognizo tho independence of
some of tho Spanish-American republics.
Another thing to which neither Seflor
Romero nor Mr. Money seems to pay suf
ficient heed is tho fact that although wo
deferred tho recognition of thoso colonics
as independent until 1822, wo recognized
them as belligerents nnd conceded to them
nil the rights of neutrals almost from tho
outset of tho troubles. This is a fact
abundantly attested In our official pa
pers, and conspicuously in n message
of President Monroe, and in tho In
structions given by J. Q. Adams, Mon
rol's Secretary of Stote, to Richard
Ron. United States Minister to Eng
land. Now wo need not say that the
concession of belligerent rights to tho
Americnn colonics was of tho utmost mo
ment to them, nnd for that reason was
made the subject of continual protest on
tho part of tho Madrid Government. Wo
havo not as yet made any such concession
to the Cubiiu revolutionists, nnd herein
lies tho capital difference between our
treatment of them and of their brethren on
tho mnlnlnnd of Spanish-America.
From tho moment that wo recognized tho
Spanish-American colonics as belligerents,
and observed a strict neutrality between
them and their mother country, wo ren
dered them material assistance of tho very
kind for which tho Cubans petitioned in
vnln during tho ten years' war, and for
which they have us jot petitioned fruit
lessly during the present struggle. As to
our alleged withholding of moral support
from tin Spanish-American colonies, Mr.
Money cites by way of answer resolutions
repeatedly passed in Congress to tho effect
that tho Federal Legislature would second
tho Executive in any constitutional effort
he might make for tho benefit of the re
volted rolrmli'H. On tho Interest expressed
through tho press and other channels of
publicity, as early as tho nbortlvo c.
peditlon of Miranda, It would bo superflu
ous to dwell. Tho truth Is that President
Monroe himself, although ho gave scru
pulous heed to tho maintenance of neutral
ity between the parties to tho contest, a
lU'Utiulfty which, we repeat, the Cubans
havo asked for In vain, ocr nnd ocr
again, expressed, not only privately, but
officially, the wurni interest with which
he followed tho efforts of tho revolutionists
to mako good their independence. In theso
expressions tho members of his Cabinet,
and iho most distinguished American
statesmen of the epoch, notoriously joined.
As to tho objection offered by Henry
Clay, when Secretary of Stute In thond
ministration of J. Q. Adams, to tho In
vasion of Culm contemplated by the Gov.
eminent of Mexico and Colombia, tho ren
sonforhlsnttltudo Is truthfully stated by
Mr. Money, and it is one which loudly
Biimraons us to Interpose at this time in
Cuba. It was Clay's business to protect
tho muterial Interests of his own country.
Our trndu with Havana was greater than
with nil the other Spanish possessions
and from a dchiro to avert the injury or
destruction of It by an Invasion, Ci ay
frankly said to tho Ministers of Colombia
and Mexico that the Interests ot the United
i
States would not permit them fo allow
a desolating war to bo carried on in Cuba.
Great ns was our business with Havana
then, It wns, as Mr. Money says, a bnga
tolle compared to tho amount of our com
merce with her at tho beginning of tho
present Cubnn struggle. Tho principle,
thcrcforo, laid down by Clay affords con
clusive Justification for a declaration on
tho part of tho McKlnlcy Administration
that the present desolating war must stop.
i
Gono Hack.
Wo havo to report a chango In pojltks on
tho part of two conspicuous journals which
last year refused to remain Democratic
after Democracy had becomo tho Chicago
platform, and as Gold Democrats supported
tho Republican cundidato of law and hon
esty. Tho Richmond rimes and tho Phil
adelphia llecortl lint a rejoined the Demo
cratic party by tho door known as "Stnto
Iskuc.s." In Virginia tho Democrats havo
reaffirmed tho Chlcngo platform without
qualification, and In Pennsylvania tho
Democrats have proclaimed It ugaln with
enthusiasm, kicking out of their company
ns a suspect tho Pennsylvania member of
tho National Committee, Mr. Harkity.
To bo thus swallowed by Bryanism after
an apparently heroic and successful effort to
resUt It means that these two nowspapcrs
and others like them have re-examined
themselves, and found that their aversion
to dishonest money and general disorder Is
not so strong as they had Imagined It to bo,
nnd that tho fctlsh-llko worship of tho old
namo of Democrat Is stronger.
On tho other hnnd, tho Doylesimvn Demo
crat spurns the ticket nominated at Rend
ing In a manner to show that tho feeling of
its revolt In 181)0 was neither shnm nor
self-deception. " "Will Intelligent men who
last year refused to support Bryan on a
platform of repudiation and revolution,
support the Democratic tlcketf' It asks.
Our faithful contemporay's question needs
no answer.
It Will IIo a Square Fight.
The summer bush whacking of tho political
guerrillas Is now succeeded by the prepara
tions of tho Republican and Democratic
parties for tho actual campaigning which
will begin next month In tho Greater New
York. Primaries will soon bo held for the
election of delegates to tho City Convention
of tho Republicans, to meet on the 29th,
and for that of tho Democrats, to assemble
on tho 30th. Then tho exact lines of battlo
for tho coming campaign will bo deter
mined finally.
The great issue on which tho Republican
party will fight tho campaign Is already
settled, and it is beyond any possibility of
chango or amendment. The doubt as to
the course of tho Tammany convention to
ward the Chicago platform, whether it
Bhall be evasive or not, is on nobody's mind
with reference to tho Republicans nnd tho
St. Louis pintform. It has also been demon
strated that if tho Tammany convention
docs not defy them with an emphatic ac
ceptance and renlllrmation of tho Chicago
pintform as the authorltntlvc standard of
Democratic regularity, tho Bryanites of
courage and conviction will seize that reg
ular standard and go into the campaign
under It with nseparate anddlstinct ticket.
Such a Bryanito rc-.olt would be tho main
Democratic demonstration of tho campaign,
and whatever Tammany's hedging at its
convention. It would bo compelled for self
preservation to mako an equally bold Bry
anito canvass. All tho fire of the Demo
cratic campaign will como from Brynnlsm,
nnd If it Is not kindled and fanned by Tam
many it will becomo a consuming lire for
the destruction of that organization.
Unquestionably, a Jiryanlto bolt would
appeal to tho fighting Rplrlt of a great body
of the voters. They would hail It enthusi
astically as an expression of Democratic
loyalty to tho now indubitably authorita
tive standard of Democracy. Any conven
tion assuming to bo Democratic, which In
shamo or a spirit of concession to those
who repudiate that standard undertakes to
avoid the subject or treat it in equivocal
fashion, will bo despised by them and re
jected with scorn, nnd they will snatch up
and proudly wave tho banner it flings
away. The courage which they will oppose
to cowardice is necessary to win the battles
of politics.
If Low remains in tho campaign as a
candidate, his canvass will bo no more than
a disgraceful side show. Such an exhibi
tion will constituto n crime against this
centre of civilization, and bring down upon
him and all his agentsaud subordinate per
formers tho execration of tho whole con
servative community. Ho cannot remain
except ns tho ally of the forces of politi
cal disorder and social disorgimlr.it ion.
The contest ncxtmonth in tho Greater New
York Is to be between thoRepublican party
nnd Bryanism, autl whoever deserts frotii
the Ri'publlean ranks or refuses to enlist
in them will render uid and comfort to tho
foes of civilization. It will bo n fierce con
flict, and the nnxlety regarding Its Issuo
will be as general and as painful as it was
last November. Every citizen will havo
to take bis stand squarely on ono sido or
the other, and the traitors and deserters will
bo branded lueffaccably by public opinion.
Chelmsford ami Canaila.
The opinion attributed to Lord Chelms
ford, in conversation at Ottawa, that
Canada would ho "perfectly snfo" In a war
with the United States, may havo reassured
his hearers, but wo hardly think It would
bo quite wise to proceed upon It In piuctlce.
According to tills authority, Knglund's
plan would bo to send gunboats up tho
lakes through the St. Lawrence canals and
destroy our shipping, whllo holding tho
lake ports'at her mercy. What hu supposes
that we should bo doing meanwhile does
not appear. Perhaps his lordship Imagines
that wo would not touch tho canals,
Tho fact Is that tho posdbility of Eng
land's taking tho touwc thus indicated has
long been consldeied by our Government,
In view of tho fact that the Rush.Rugot
ticnty oflrtlT so limits tho naval forces on
the girnt lakes ns to gho us practically no
reliance upon the navy for defencu there.
But when Congress, a few years ngo, made
liberal appropriations for tho enlargement
of the military post at Plattsburg and for
building tho new post In iioitlioin Ver
mont, now called Fort Kthuu Allen, tho
purposoof checking such a plan as Loid
CiiELMsroitD speaks of was avowed. Gen.
Schofieli), in a report to Secretary Proc
tor, declared It to bo essential "to
maintain nt proper points on tho north
ern frontier the nuclei of troops of
nil nrms, Infantry, cavalry, and ar
tlllery, where tho forces fiom ad
joining States might immediately unlto
to take Iho Initiative to piuvcut tho enctiiy
froni Urflui; their waterways to move gun
boats into the lakes. With this in view, a
cavalry station suitably located near the
northern border of New England Is requl
1U." Secretary Proctor declared that
theso were "measures not ot provocation,
hut rather of prevention, and for the con
tinued preservation of peace."
Wo do not think, therefore, that tho gar
risons of Plattsburg, Ethan Allen, and
Madison Barracks would bo asleep when
hoslllo British gunboats undertook to pass
up tho St. Lawrence, nor that any troops
of ours that should reach tho Wclland
Canal would carefully refrain from Injur
ing It. Nevertheless, Lord Chelmsford's
opinion may bo of service to us. We must
sco that our frontier garrisons can perform
tho tasks assigned to them; that wo havo
rcscrvo guns with which to fit out mer
chant vessels on tho lakes, and torpedo de
fences of various Borts also ready.
Tlio Petitions of Patrick.
The Hon. Patrick Jerome Gleason, tho
battlc-axo candidate of himself nnd many
other vivacious citizens of Long Island
City for Mayor of Now York, has an
nounced, In his usual robust toues, that ho
Is going to hold a gigantic Gleason meet
ing In tho Cooper Union next Saturday
night. There nnd then a few of tho thou
sands who have signed petitions Imploring
him to bo Mayor nro to bo collected. Upon
tho text of "No Tea, No Tiger," ho will ad
dress a fowof his thousands, gathered there
to verify their signatures by their voices
nnd to huzza for the Mayor of Long Island
City that Is, tho Mayor of Now York that
would bo. Upon tho subject of Gleason,
Gleason will dwell long nnd with affection
nnd pride, nnd tho bnttlo nxo will smite
more than onco and not In vain.
Now, tho Hon. Patrick Jerome Gleason
has a perfect right to hrlnghlmsclf, his bnt
tie nxe, his motto, andnfew thousand of his
retainers Into tho Cooper Union nnd tho ad
jacent and circumjacent streets, including
tho Bowery of glorious memory and politi
cal fertility; but there. Is Buch a thing as
comity between candidates, and appeals to
hlmtorespectitsliould not fallen deaf ears.
The Hon. Si.tii Low of tho heights of
Morningsido and political virtue Is al
ready in tlio field as a petition candidate.
Indeed, there is not much to his candidacy
except petitions; padded, It may be, but
still his own, nnd secured at great expense.
Is It urbane for .Mr. Gleason to come right
Into tho heart of tho town, to a hall which
will soon bo shaken in tho winds of Goo
Goo eloquence, and exhibit his petitions In
direct opposition to thoso of Dr. Low? Mr.
Gleason Is himself a distinguished edu
cator and friend of education. On this
ground, if on no other, ho should refrain
from setting up n rival petition stand.
Mr. Gleason should content himself
with a mighty mass meeting, full of bands
nnd phonographs nnd tho living volco of
Long Island City. He should be satisfied
w ith the enthusiasm which surrounds him,
nnd lenvo big petitions to tho devotees ot
Dr. Low nnd nou-partlsanshlp.
If tho Issue of free trado were at the top
In national politics bow quickly tho majority of
tho Citizen".' I'nlon would drop Scrn Low and
his municipal Issuo platform nnd go la for a
3Iayor identities with the frco trado party!
Mr. CnARLES Stewart Smith; of the Cit
izens' Union Is reported in the Herald as Justi
fying tho Low conspiracy on the eround that
"tlio municipal beer and liquor questions" are
apnrt from Stato politics. How can that bo. Mr.
Smith, when tho beer and liquor questions bo
Ions; to State politics exclusively! The city is
under tho liquor law of the State and can make
no liquor law of its own. Even if Low
wero tho only eood nnd wiso man in tho world,
and ho wero elected Mayor by tho unanimous
vote of the sinful Now York, be could not touch
thcmitter. It would bo nonoof his business.
There are no "municipal beer and liquor ques
tions." You must betray your non-partisanship
prlncinlcs, Iirother Smith, and consort with tho
wickedness of Stnto politics If you propose to iro
Into these questions in your Low campaign.
The public can thank heaven that the
bloody upholding of tho law in Pennsylvania
finds no despicablo dcnuiRORue running for
President, nnd. like Gitoviut Cleveland in tho
timo of Homestead, seeking to got himself
elected by blessing tho rioters.
Tho real nnd the only qncsion to bo decided by
th Iiinn4'rfitot K,uttu'ky In ttirt ruining November
l-cllon l thin: shall the Democratic partj Ltni
Itself hnncl anil foot to the corpse of free ntlver anil
commit lu future Irrcviicatilv to thn political for-turn-set
Mr. ilm.,1 of Nounuka Cuurbr'Jvurnal.
That Is, Indeed, tho truo Issue, and yet our
esteemed contemporary refuses to tnko part In
deciding it according to Its sympathies Instead
of attempting the only poislhlo remedy for tho
Dcmocratio party, namely, defoat, tho National
Democratic party is helping llryanism to vic
tory by refusing aid to tho only party that has
a chonco to defcut It tholtcpublican party.
Tho Industrial Council of Kansas City Is
composed of iouio of tho most careful nnd con
nervntltu minds now engaged in the resolution
business. Tho moment when tho Industrial
Council hurls a resolution into the empyrean is
a fateful moment in tho hiBtory of man. Such a
moment cnnio last Snndny, and here Is the reso
lution which was hurled, together wltbapro
auiblo of excellent cxplosl! o forco:
ir.rrriu, Tlie corporation courts hare violated
thoriilrlt anil letter of the Constitution In debarrtni;
our felluw citizens from thene rlUt, ami the hire
llns omccrs of time corrui t, venal, and treasonable
courts have murdered In cold blood many of our fel
low i itizensi thcrcforo tell
"Keiuhftl, That we, an assrmblsgo of citizens and
members of the Imluntrla! Councilor Kansas Cltv,
Mo , unanimously demaud that the Constitution bo
enforced and thcte fsctlonal Judges bo tried, eon
kleil, and sentenced to bo hanged for conspiring
with tue corporation otvners for tho treasonable over
throw of our Uovornment."
For a long timo theso thinkers have been
hanging corporations, nnd now thoy put the
Jiidircs on tho swing. The Central Labor Union
of this town must look to Its lnurcls. As a Sun
day parliament of mnn, the Industrial Council of
Knnsns la getting far ahead of the Now York
conventicle of philosophers.
In Pennsylvania Ilcform turns heaven
wnrd hor pale gray eyes, adjusts her laurel
wreath with her loft baud, and with her right
spreads proudly tho pcncock-colorod train of her
robo, braided vt Jtli triumphs. In Pennsylvania
ltofonn is treading nlr at tlio proudest moment
of n proud life. Tho Hon. Daniel H. Hast
u.'fjj, his imperial waving In tho winds of
Urluo, is rebuking tho Hon, Matthew Stan
lev (Juiv, and could dolso no bnttorwuyof
making tho robuku stunt nnd stinging than to
tall tholloti. DavikMariin of Philadelphia to
thu post of Secretary of tho Commonwealth, a
poet which a wicked Quujlto hud been mailoto
gUoup. Mr. Martin himself feels tho sweet
Inspiration of Reform, Ho rodo thirteen miles In
Hnrrlsburg jcstnrdny morning on a whoollesa
carriage piopulled b his own irreprfcjslblo white
WllltfS.
A correspondent of the liuffalo Times Is
ranch refreshed by "tho progressive senti
ments expvessod by tho Hon. It, H. Maiianv
in his Labor Day speech." Tho refreshed
correspondent "published a papor In nuflalo
twenty-lite years ago and advocatod thosauia
things and was dubbed a tlslonanr and a
crank outside the ranks of labor for doing
to. Ho warned tho peoplo against tho en
croachments of tho money oligarchy on
their liberties and was scoffed nt." Ho it
appears that thu Hon. Uowlanii Hlen.skh
iiAHHKrr Maiianv has been warning DufTalo
ngaiust tho encroachments of tho money ell
gnrcb) . It is safe to say that nobody scoffed at
him. Ho thlnki too much. Such men are dan-
gerous. But hear tho refreshed correspondent
nsk questions of tho progressive young re
former: " How U It that tho lion. ItowLAtn n. MnAT, after
erring tho people tnoyc an, has just discovered tho
rottenness and corruption In Legislatures and In Con
gress? Whjhashonot distinguished hlimelf, llkea
Tit '.mas or a Drtax, whllo s.-rvlng tho tropic
Twcnty-flvo years ago Mr. Maiianv was
studying tho scionco of marbles nnd oligarchies
did not bothor him. In tho last two yoars ho
has bcon put to considerable pains by the neces
sity of squelching tho Hon, Thomas HltACKErr
ltKicn nnd a few minor statesmen. Ho has had
no ttinotofludouttho iniquities of tho monoy
oligarchy, but, if ho has found thorn out, there
will bo wrecks. When tho Hon. Ilowi.ANn
Hl.KNNicniiAssKTT Maiianv Hilda out anything
he finds It out hnrd nnd aloud.
Mr. Hrvan nnnouncos that ho still charges
I&00 per. fxiinr nee Journal.
llack-wnundlng calumny tho whitest vlrtuo
strlkos. Mr. HnYtN docs not chargo 5300 a
speech. On thn contrary, bo would chect fully
glvo $300 for tho prlvllcgo of making n speech
if it was ncccss.try for him to buy tho oppor
tunity. A matt with n passion for expressing
himself mustoxprcssh msclf, or ho will dlo of
supprossod expression. It can bo said of this
gifted Nebraska peripatetic that, Judging by tho
crowds which ho attracts in tho West, ho could
easily become a monumental plutocrat, even If
he charged only Iho conts for admission to his
orations; but plutocracy Is what ho most hates
in tho world. Ho speaks not for fame or wealth,
but to utter tho words that arlso In him.
"There Is a day coming," says the
iAuiaville Dtspaicli In tho approved ancient
phrase ot melodrama, " when tho overshadow
ing issue In this country will bo tho wealth
producers against tho robbers, who in the namo
of Government nnd under the sanctions of law,
tako and npproprlato to prlvato use the
earnings of honest toll." If tho overshadow
ing issuo Is not Bottled by "a successful
pcncoful revolt." then there will bo "tho
bloodlost revolution cvor recorded in tho
annals of war." Hot language for hot weather,
and In the truo King Catnbyscs vein; and
yot there may bo ways of Inducing tho
revolution to postpone Its appearance. Wo sus
pect from complaints thnt havo been made by
tho Louisville Diapalcli, which was foundod to
boost Ilrynnlsm, that tho robbers don't adver
tteolnlU Thcrnre imprudent nnd neglect this
struggling hcroio word-producer.
The Hon. William O'Connell Bradley,
fiovcrnor of Kentucky, must havo hesitated
long between duty and tho promptings of the
Imagination and tho heart boforo ho refused to
pardon tho Hon. NlMlion Watkins of Lyon coun
ty, sentenced to ton days' imprisonment nnd to
pay a lino of l?2S for carrying concealed w capons.
There must havo been strong pleadings in
Mr. Watkinb'b nobly sportsmanlike name.
What should a man of tho namo of Nimrod do
but carry wesponsi Why should ho not conceal
them so that fowls of tho air and beasts of tho
Held might toko no frleht thereat I If Nimiiod
can't carry a "gun" In Kentucky, that State
should now order her ascension robes.
XXOLAXV'S t'ltOXTIER.
Lor Chelrasrard Studjlnr the ranttdltm De
mare Against Ibe l"nllrd sllatra.
hrum tho Sutton Eventng Tranicrtpt.
Mostreal, Sept. H. The Right Hon Iird Chelms
ford. O. C. B . a retired Or ncral In the Dritlsh Armr,
arrived In Montreal from Loudon yesterday oa an In
teresting mission. This IilUslon Is an Inspection of
tho Hoes of defence between Canada and the United
States, and a general survey of the means which
Canada could command to resist Imaslon from the
south In the event of iHHslble war between tho
Cnltcd States and Great Britain. Ills lordship dis
claims any omclal character for his mission.
"Of course, the probability of a war ttn een Great
Britain and tho United States Is. perhaps, not verr
great." he said to the reporter, "but there Is always
the possibility. We have bad several Illustrations of
that fact of late, when It seemed that not much was
wanted to precipitate a struggle between the two
countries. I was curious, on my own personal score,
to seo how Canada would bo prepared to meet an In
vasion, and so I am Informing myself as much as
possible as to your resources and as to tho physical
conditions of the country."
"Do you not think It probable that the United
States, with Its great population, would be able to
pour Its troops lu overwhelming numbers Into Can
ada Immediately on the declaration of war, and over
run the country liefora the mother country could
come to the help of her colony ?" I asged:
" No; I do not think that could be done. Of course.
It would depend very largely upon the Canadians
themselirs. Every mother's son of them would hare
to throw down his pen or hts shoel or whatever else
he might hae In bis hand, ana grasp tho sword or
tho musket. Canada would have to mass hor forces
at the crucial points along tho border, esjoclally
along thn Niagara frontlor and tho Wetland Oanal,
for the latter must be preserved at all hazards. Ono
thing that I belle e would help Canada to repel the
first Invasion of her territory, or at any rate keep It
back till assistance would arrho from England,
would lie the fact that tho war would not be popular
In the United States. There would always, I behave,
be a division of sentiment In the Untied States as to
the Justincatlon of any war that might spring up be
tween Britain and America, and this division of sen
timent would result In a lack of enthuslasm.and the
consequent unenthustastlo prosecution ot tho cam
paign, the samo as In the wor of 18r."
The defence of the Canadian frontier east of Mont
real Lord Chelmsrord bellores would bo an easy mat
tor. Tho St. Lawrence River as far aa tnls city Is
navigable for battleships with a draught of twenty
two feet, even at lowest water, and England with her
superior navy would be able to patrol the river with
a fleet that would mako navigation Impossible, in
this connection hts lordship referred to the fact that
the British vorth American squadron Is now very
strong, having received several very formidahlo ad
ditions during tho past eighteen months. Treaty
stipulations between tho two countries now limited
the number of gunboats which might bo kept on tho
lakes to three, and the only way In which England
could mako sure of having a supply of these ready
for an emergency was to have them attached to tho
squadron at Halifax.
Sauce for the dander.
rrom tht St. ritenburg 3Hrovy OtgolotH.
Why should not Russia Interfere In Indian Internal
affairs ? England created by her Intrigue the Jewish
riots In Russia and Armenian disturbances InTur
koy, and then assumed the rols of mediator, quite
recently, after tho had succeeded In exciting tho pub
lic feeling In Orecce, sho put herself forth as the pro
tectress of Oreek Interests, Russia and Turkey must
exercise their right to Interfere, and put a slop to the
present unbearable stato of things.
Kiplanatlon.
ron fne Orf. Times.
Every on. who hoard W. L. Oreen speak last fall
probably remembers having heard him state In a
very posltlvo manner that If Stcltlnley was elected
farmsrs would only get to cents per bushel for tholr
wheat. Tho Congressman was called down a few
daya ago about the matter and attempted to gut out
of It by saying that he meant SO cents a pock.
topTbleveal Thej've Ool the Church I
From the M. 7-ouls 7oti.Jviooraf,
KAornsA. Tex., kept. B.-Tbe church, also usod as
a school building, on Spile's l-ratrle, eleven miles
east, was stolen bodily and moTed ton mllos. (,.
dents In tho neighborhood aro luconsed o er Iho nut
ter, and inoaey Is being raised to prosccuto tho
thieves.
Interesting Information.
rVom the UuJTaln Expreu.
There Is a new gag. You ask;
"What kind of a nolsu annoys an oyster?"
After tho victim has given It up he Is toldi
"A noisy nolso annoys an oyster."
It'a awful when you s.y It quick.
Trophies or Victory,
From the Chicago llceord.
"What are all thoso ribbons hanging on tho chan
delier?" "Tboso are not rtbbonsi they are neckties I've
pulled off different men when I was learning lo rldo
a whoel."
A flood start,
rVoin the lotion Traveller.
"Yes, grandma, when I graduate I intend follow.
Ing a literary career write for money, you know."
" Why, Willie, my dear, you haven't dona anything
laa since you've been at college,"
TXL1! ITEOltOBB OF JTSW rOJJJT.
Their Limitations nnt Hardship and TTfaat
rtiry Are Doing for Themselves.
To Tnn Kditor ov Tins Sun Str: Tho pessim
istic vlow expressed by Mr. l'nul Laurcnco
Dunbar In Tltn St'N of tho 4th Inst, of "Tho
Negroes of tho Tenderloin" opons up a now
sourcoof dnnier to tho struggling Afro-Aiucr-lean
nnt heretofore emphasized tho proposition
to restrict thn innstiuit influx ot Southern
negrons to tho metropolis. Such arraignments
nsMr. Dunbar's nro wllliln themselves fool for
sorlous reflection. If they do no more they cer
tainly prove ono thing, that tho weaknesses and
shortcomings of no rnco aro more pnradod and
discussed In tho public prints than thoso of tho
Afro-American. The conditions described by Mr.
Dunbar cannot fairly bo confined to tlio Afro
Americnn portion of tho Tenderloin. Ono docs
not havo to search long boforo finding out thnt
all that ho pictures can bo duplicated nil over
tho city, nuinng every nationality forming a
pnrt of nur population.
All IhruiiKli tho section stretching from whnt
Is nun- Mulberry Ileud Park, among Italians
nnd Siclllnnp, tbocharnitorlstlcs of thoTonder
loin are everywhere to bo seen. Along tho
North ltlvcr, beginning nt Thlrt)-nlnlh street,
going north, tho IrlMi of low tendencies dlviort
thcmsolvcs with tho utmost abandonment to
every form of drunken hilarity, oxcccdlng the
"rod, red record of tho Dowory"or tho noto
rious portions of tho Seventh nnd Ninth wards.
Tho neighborhood of Kast Seventieth street, ex
tending a mile north or south, fiom Third nvo
mio to tho river eiowded with Germans, Hun
garians, Swedes. Cubans. Servians, Poles, and
Irish, w ttb n sprinkling of Portuguese and Chi
ncso has long tmed the resources of Dr. David
Orccr nnd Dr. John Hall nnd their rcspei tlvo
churched nud dozens nf other churches of less
mentis; nnd these peoples aro not tainted with
tho moral blight of two hundred nnd fifty yenrs
of American slavery to tight airainst.
Why lo not w rlters llko Mr. Dunbar mnko tho
snnieelTort to show to tho world tho struggles,
the heart-rending sacrifices of tho honest, bird
worklnir progressive black 1 Tho slrntiaer in
America sees llttlo In tho dally prints to
tell him thnt there Is n class not rep
resented by tho "Tenderloin negro." class
steadily advancing in tho homely virtues
nnd tlio rcspei t of their follow men. Tho
Tenderloin docs not stnnd nctcsoarlly for
Afro-Ainericnn vice Thcro is no degree of bad
ness Indulged In by tho low-down nc-ro that is
essentially blnck. Degeneracy is degenernev,
regardless of tho color of tho degenerate, Tho
remedy for tho evils complained of by Mr. Dun
bar Is not In driving the uufor.tunutcs back Into
worse condition, hut In tho awakening of tho
better clnsi of Afro-Americans to their responsi
bility to apply somo remedy which will render
such a condition ns exists in tho Tenderloin Im
possible. Dotting tho city In tho wnkcoftho
churches wo ce sin h Institutions ns thnt on
Knst Hrondwny and Jefferson street established
by Hebrews for Hebrews, and supported re
gardless of nationality or creed, Tho samo
Is truo nf thu Italian mission on Illcecker
street. Deaconesses' homes, bojs' brigndes,
girls' fricndllos, working women's clubs,
guilds, lengucs, and other organized agencies
against wrong nbound. but from theso move
ments tho low-down Afro-American Is prnctl
cnlly left out. Owing ton strong nnd probubly
growlngprcjudlco governing tho rental nf real
estate, tho Afro-American cannot choose bis
duelling place; ho must tako whnt ha can get.
llcni-o ho is colonized In spots, tho good nnd tho
bad Indiscriminately together. Through this
system ho Is not In touch with even tho mnos bc
lnit benefited by organized effort. Ho Is left to
his own devices, or thrown upon others equally
unfortunate Ho Is novcr importuned to lay
bold on tho opportunities supposedly within his
reach. There is room for believing that ho
would disdain the nvcrago Invitation, for tho
reinon tlmt ho bus not yet realized his abject
need of institutional training. Ho is born
with tho Idea that ho knows how to work.
When his crude strvlco is transferred to tralnod
workers, ho feols by hubit that rate or color hss
something to do with that change. Those not
Incluncd in this cl iss fear that a Belf-linprovlng
Institution represents uphascnt public charit.
nnd lu mi-guidtd pride thoy stand aloof. They
bav c no comprehension of their own loss throuuh
thWfnrmof ignorance. They simply suffer and
deteriorate. If proper effort were put forth for
their enlightenment nn this point there Is every
reason to believe that the ma- would swarm
the Industrial Institutions In this city with
tho same eagerness evinced hv the plantation
bov- nnd ulrl for Hampton and Tuskegec.
Thcro Is yot another factor in the solution of
tho problem the Afro-American woman. Very
seldom Is even the skilled blnck man p ild wages
sufficient for tho care of a wife nnd the support
of a home. The woman Is expected tohclpnlm
take earo of herself. Sho is nut employed In tho
public or mercantile service, f-hc is not seen
save when driven to the Tenderloin by ill usnee.
povertv. or utter hopelessness In the search for
congenial or remunerative work. As a domes
tic sho Is not now in demand. Sho Is charged
with Keneral Incapacity nnd Indifference In the
matter of deportment. Theso faults nre not na
tive to her. Shots simply untrained. Doomed
to the influences of almost the worst phaso of
Now York tenement life, what else is there for
her to do but fink to tho level of her environ
ment nnd produce recruits for the Tenderloin 1
Tho Afro-American womnn Is moro sensitive
about her child's feelings than hcrown on tho
lace question; consequently she does not will
ingly send hor children where thoy nre likely
to bo taught, nmontr other things, that nature
made them Inferiors. Halher than this, she
labors for them unill they nre old enough lo bo
ns Indifferent about "color" nnd rnco ns she is
herself. Sho never repulses white children when
thev voluntarily seek the society of her little
ones. In this sho unconboouslv acts upon a
broad principle, to her credit be it said. Up In
Mncty-xcventh street, cast of Park avenue, with
an Afro-American population of between O.OOt)
and il.ooo. an experiment is bcinc tried which
admits of wide extension. A small company of
Afro-Amoricnn women, with no tlnnnclal back
ing, began a teries of mothers' meetings for tho
purposoof creating sentiment In favor of tho
ostuhlishinmit of an Institution In which
their children could bo trained In useful
branches of industrial nnd domestic work
calculated to enable them to make honest
llvltiK-s, together with departments designed
to effect nn Intiucnco over the vouth of tho
neighborhood thnt would keep them from tho
street, and the nil too convenient places where
petty games of rhaneo lure them Into larger
nnd more vicious development. Sowing classes,
klnclerparlen studies, nnd many kinds of
meetings wore vigornuslv supported nt great
sicrlflcc. In tlmo their efforts attracted puhlio
notice. About seven months ngo the work bo-c-nmo
a part of tho woman's branch of the New
.SXk A!!5; I".1,"i0IV.-, A" "'rough tho district
The White Hose Mlsstcn is looked upon ns a
crowing factor for good in n neighborhood re-rat-rim!
In uptown polico courts Idcnticallj with
tho Tenderloin.
In thn v cry heart of tho Tenderloin Itself thoro
Is an institution of great promlso known as tho
i!lir,lsM. U"0 and Yiuing Men's Guild of St.
Philip s Prntcstnnt Kiilsenpnl Church, in chargo
oftlieHcv.lIutihlnsC. Ilishop. one of tho most
liberal nnd fcholarly ministers of tho city, a
man not nstentntiously hut elcenly interested
lu overcoming tho weaknesses and wayward
nescs .if voiing men. Tho building wns erected
by St. Philip's Church at a cost of $111,000. nnd
Is fitted, with all tho most approved con
veniences ot such Institutions. Its doors nre
open to nil In tho neighborhood. In tlmo its
educational effect must tell upon tho pleasure
loving Tenderloin, pnrticnlnrlv if what Mr.
Dunbnrsnrs is true, that tho hlgne.t ntubltlnii
of the habitue' is tho pursuit of pleasure. In
tho guild rooms all inornl g mics, frco from tho
element of gain or enriching ilianco, goo!
niujln unci pleasant rending matter, with
periodical lectures, debates, and recitals, aro to
bo enjoyed free of charge.
Instead ot clecrj Ing tho awful stnto of degra
dation effort should bo directed toward creat
jngrenrtionnry sentiment lu favor of the muk
Ingnf this place tho power it was designed nnd
qunlllled In be. l,ot our best men nnd women
wnko until a full rcnllzitlon 0." nur moral re
sponsibility In theso inntte-rs and there will ha
luine-d to advocate tho closing of I ho cltv gates
to any who may Hock hero lu search nf home.
I ho city coca not nerd to throw back from her
borders tho flocking Ignorant, but rather to
bring to a senso of clutv thoso whom ii,.p
bounty, her patience, her Indulgence) hns re
deemed from the humdrum of rurnl common-
'"r!';ioo.fLVN.se,T,'.7.u'"A KA,"-u
lu I'rnlan r William Herri.
TOTitrEniTouoi'TiinSi-v-Kr; Tho puUlcatlon of
Ihonamnof tho Hun Wlllla'n Herri, President of the
Urociklyn Ilrtilpo, as an available candidate of tho Re
publicans for Mayor of Urcater New York possesses a
particular slgiililcaniw. Ills Intelligent and fiir-seiilng
labors havn ma In the brld,e free to paweug rs. a sav
lugof several hundred thousand dollars annually to
tl.o multitude that dally rides across this great artery.
From five to tea mlnutis each trip is. In alilltlon
saved to every psenc-r. w ho will not haeeili. wait
furrcinuoc tlnx car Unci or Im coiuiwlled mascind
of the briil-,' " U'r" "' nt ,Uo 1!rool'l " end
InKngree'inent by which tho Brooklyn transporta
tion nuiiiuiiile are t curry their passengers ov! r tlio
l-rMic w in. lit extra far e.r chiugo .,f r",s c,nS
sum to be hlg il) , appreciated, as It brings alniut n
grvai s-c mumi) It. iho ngMre-guto of two of the iait
liiiiHirinnit lenient lullio Ufa of every one. imiuel).
tlmo aed money. ' """"
When Iho real work of the campatrn lieglns this
f.i twill have. an Important Influence n 110.11 artisan
voters, and s In nny event a monument ,f i, ofdono
'""jr '.'IV'.'h..-'" w1U c,,aure- " "on J".
A Statue o f'romvvrll.
To tiieEpitoii orTiir.hcxstr: A foreign note of
real Interest of Sunday, Sept. 1", sajs thai Knglaml
;;.u,r.ar.,MM ' '- viE'-'
UaooKLTS, Bent, 13. u,ra'
' What Mio Married Out or.
tram the Chrltliun Commonntallh.
Prof, J, MorrU Jones' brlda Is a natli a of Llanfalr
aWellgwyngyllgtrtrobivllgogoibwUIlantysmogogocav. MILttlttHB.
XXXXD THOSE AKBWEJta VP.
aw French Soldier nepllrd lo Ike questions
of Frederick thn C.rrnt.
From Jtarper'e Round1 Table.
Whenever a now soldtor appeared In the.
guards of Frederick the Great of Prussia It was
tho habit of tho King to ask him tho three fol.
lowing questions: "How old nro ou! flvr
long hnvo you bcon In my servlcol Are you
satisfied with your pay nnd treatment (" n
onco happenod that a young Trench soldier, who
had served In his own country, expressed a nuh
to Join tho Prussian army, and bocausc of his
splendid uhjstcal development ha nni
at onco accepted. Ho was uiinhU to
speak a slnglo word of tho (Jcrninn
language, but his Captain tol.l him
that tho King was certain to ask him questions.
In thnt language tho tlrst time ho saw him, and
ho advised I1I111, therefore, to lcnrn by heart tlio
firoprr replies to tho usual thrco questions (
lis Majesty. Tho soldier lost nn tlmo In learn.
Ing them, nnd on tho tlrst day that ho made his
nppunr.inco In tho ranks Frederick npproiched
Interrogate him. It so happened, however,
that tho King began with tho second question
first, and nskcri him:
" How long havo ou been In my service I"
"Twcnty-ono 5 cars," answered tho young
man.
Ills youth sufficiently Indicated that be hid
not curled a gun for nny such length of tltneni
that, nnd his Mujcstv, greatly nstonlshcd, saidt
"How old nre v 011 1
"Ono year, nnt please your Majesty."
Tho King, Bllll further amazed, exclaimed!
" You or I must certainly bo hcrcfl of our
senses I"
'1 he soldlor, of courso, tnklng this for the third
question, nnd glad that tho ordeal was over so
easily, replied:
"lloth, an't please your Majesty I"
"This U the Ilrst time I wns over treated ait,
mnriman nt tho head of my army," replied Fred
erick, greatly puzzled.
Tho Frenchman, whoso stock of German was
now used up, stood qulot. Presently tho Kln
epoko to him ngnln, whereupon tho soldier
blurted out In French thnt he did not understand
n singlo word of Herman. The King, win, had
been much annoyed, was now greatly omused,
nnd after urging upon hlmthoncccsslt of doing
his duty, left him.
mi! imr.irs .v conuF.s.
Frank Drew Telta or nn I'ltnrontnbln TCngagas
ment III Thnt Town.
JFVom the Troy Daily Prett.
Wbllo Mr. Drew wns In town last week he re
lated one of tho funniest of his old-time expert,
enccs. When ho nnd his brother were plavlng
In Troy tho company had an evening oft hers
for somo cnuso or other, and tho mnnancr de
cided to Bend It to t'ohooa for nn experiment.
Ho hired n hall, advertised tho cttrnctlon,
plnccd Boats on salo at tho usual place, nni
sent a young man there to tako up the tickets
nt tho tloor. As ho was unable to go person
nlly. ho told Frank to look nfter matters and
sco that everything was nil right. A littienfter
7 o'clock Frank wont to the hall nnd asked th
doortendcr if anybody had gone In ot.
"Oh, yes," was the reply; "there aro fifty or
slxtv inside."
"Hut w hero are the tickets I" asked Frank.
"They didn't glvo mo any." wsb tho reply,
"Kach one came to tho door, said ' Cataract,"
and walked past me. It must bo raining dread
fully outside."
" Raining." replied Frank; "It's not raining
at nil. Whnt docs this mean I"
As ho was talking n joung man walked up to
tho door, looked at Mr. Drew, exclaimed "f au
ruct!" walked In. olid look a scat. Ntituer a
ticket nor a cent had been received, yet It looked
ns though thore would bei a good house if tea
"catnract" expedient continued. Mr. Drew
stepped Inside nnd 6nld to the audience:
"Gentlemen, you must oxcuso my ignorance.,
ns I nra a stranger In town, but will soiiieloly
Inform mo what is tho mennlngof the wort
'cataract,' which you havo all used here to
night." "Why. that's the name of our newspaper,"
Bomhebody spoko up.
"Oh," said Mr. Drew, "I see now. I am orry
to dtb.ippoiut jou. but as thcro is nobody hero
tiut 'cataracts.' thoto will be no show to-niput.
Good ovening."
And the company returned to Troy without
nny cash for the manager.
Didn't nil Ileri Just Slammed Heron the Floor.
From the Atlanta Constitution.
John Smith stood up in tho police court,
charged with having had a row with his n. fa,
Johu Is a negro w ho works hard, makes a pood
living and believes In a wife obej Ing bcr hus
band. Hi mado a speech ns follows:
" I w ork all day nnd I tako my moner hoie. I
do. and I gives It to my wife, nnd then I snj to
her to do this. nnd she's got to dolt. Th in irn
ing I went homo nnd gave her my w pe, and
sho wouldn't mind me a little bit, It.nl.iito
her nud sho talked at me, but. Judge, I ncTer hie
her."
"What's thnt bruise doing on jour hand!"
asked tho Recorder.
"That's where my wife hit mo with the
smoothing Iron." was tho reply. "And ntea
she did that I picked her up and slnmtued her
on tho floor, but I never hither. Judge.
"Yes," replied Judgo Andy, "but I would
Just ns 1'ef be hit aa slammed on the tioor '
"Thnt depends on tho circumstances,' said
John Smith.
It transpired that his wife wns 00 Viilv in
jured from tho "slamming" tonppcvr in court,
nnd tho case was continued.
nanter Dalton Baton by Waive.
iVotn the Memphis Cotnmerciit'Apml
Hoxin. Ark.. Sept. 7. Will Dalton. with n-hcr
young men. wns Indicted in the I.nnrcti 1 l r
cuit Court for robbing Samuel M.itilv n M r,h.
1S0U. Since then Dalton has married M iv s
daughter. Tho case was to have b entr, at
the present term of court. Dalton. it is nn i
by those interested In him. went hunting m'ii-
day afternoon with n small boy. He killi lew
squirrels nnd a turkey. On tho return trim t'
woods, near -Mlnturn, thev were una k 1 br
wolves, and Dalton wns killed nnd dew u-r.t-boots,
clothos and gun. Tho small bov t- ipei
nnd told tho story. Dalton's widow is vvearinfl
mourning.
Fatally Shot In III Wooden Leg.
From the Cleieland riatn Dealer
Bellkfontaine. Sept. P. A shooting affray
took place on n freight train on the- ti .r-y
division of tho Dig Four between tl is . tv mil
Kenton last night. A brnkemn.11 nttciin 'el'o
put a colored man out of a box c ir. 1 en '
pulled .revolver nnd fired at the broken s .
There were eovcral men in tin car-M I'l-a
ride, among them Cliarlcy Cluck, a otic!cn.cl
man from Day tnn. Ho wns standing lm k ,' a
brakeuiun. Tho bullet took effect in h t mp
log nnd. tnklng an upward range, lolged 1 i
vltnlimrts. Cluck was taken to Divion. win ra
it is thought ho will die.
Farela-n !sole or Real Interest.
Fame hesitates tocrown some strange Prlllch nvni-i
In India. Sir lllndon Illod Is lighttug itie !',
whllaGen Yeatman Biggs Is about to strike d,ma
tho Orakials. 1
Organ grinding has been taken up by n Telust ".
England, curate lo obtain money f or h s 1 liur ti 1 1' '
Ing fund. lie pays Slu a month for the h'n f cos
barrel organ, and In three weeks has colic. 1 0 t"
l'anurge' muttons have becu Imitated ' v - -n
Grenoble sheep. They were frlghtenc I ! ! -- aai
24: ot them followed their leader occr a 1 ,
ISO feet high. Their on ners wero unable to r
the meat.
Tnelve young Aliysstnlsns selected t.j t'ie ""."s
aro on their way to M. Petersburg 10 U c u nt 1.
Four will enter the Tochul -al School ami r 1 a
military academy. The Itusslan Ouirruit c it 'as
offered them all free tuition
Tcmmaso Vallaurl, profeisor of Latin at the t'nl
verslt) of Turin and an Italian beuatur. die I r. tlr
at the ago cif vjeurs. Hu edited l'luutm, m d "'
classic-, wrote histories of Lutln and lta an .iters
turo raid sov oral books on Italian hliturj
SllsslVrccval, tho last survivor of twelve 111'""
of Sptmcr I'ereovat, who was assa-sliiHtt,il mis
Prime Minister in 1800, has Jiut passed h- r n'n. ty
second birthday In full possession of all h r fai 1 m
Mx of her brothers and sisters livid to ho ir0
ears of age.
hxpcrlmcnts are being male nt 'Mrtsin uth ' "
laud, with cordlie as ammunition for qui k'l
guusfor tho purpose of ilctermlulug the l-ii ' ' '
tho Hash nt night and how far It vcould cu'b '
cu inv's lire-. Cordlto ti said to give a 11111 U s v r
flash thau poivder.
l'enmarch lighthouse, on the Ilrlltany eutul, ltl us
lu.OOO.ejuo candle power elcctrlo light, I1 '"'
alwve let level and visit la slxtv mill . awn '- s
monument to Marshal I) iv oust, IHil.i of Vi u 11,
bis daughter having given thu French i.uvsru
180,000 for tlio purpose.
A Mrs. Kaye, who has Just died near f.i is in
vented tho metal boxes lu w bleu fures lit il l,v
posited by passengers on iiiiiuIIuim's en I 1 ' 1 '
In Ilrltaiu nnl her provinces. Ilnforo in, m t -' '
iv crc used In entering cars, ami llr- h i
com cnleucul bv them, us m wor' a , i.a ' -' '
her vv Its to work and devised the Imi
Kals rWIIheliu' Husvlau llursnl h m I - '- '
third class rallroal earrlun witli m. .mi " ' 4
ticket being bought for him, .is i " i I 1 ' '
baggage car and objects in strain,, . I! ' '
from a train i.-olug at full ( ei d, 1 11. v
peasant found I1I111 and took care of iii ' "
covered the owner an I Hut II e 1, - 1 ' '
dog at fl.OOO. He then re turned tne - - "
for $(00, the finder's legal 10 per ceul I "' a--
oat lb bill down to tea.
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