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I l 0 THfe SUN, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1897. "'
'! t MONDAY. BKI'TEMIlim 27. 1S07. Ilij i Inbserlsllans 1J Stall Post-Paid. By DAILY, per Month i DAILY, per Year L BONDAY, per Year a "o ,' DAILY AND SUNDAY. per Year HOO 1 r DAILY AND SUNDAY, per Month SO I 'i roseate to foreign countries added. t Tbi Bus. New York City. I Pasts Klosque Ka. 18, near Grand Hotel, and Klosque No. 10, Boulevard dn Capuclnes. f 7 our friendt who favor u wltft tnnnusoWjifs or ) ' jmMtMNon xrith ro fines rejtcltd arttclti rsturaed, j SAy null in all cant tend ttampt for IAI rjurjwie. ilVho Is tlio Man? What member 'of tho Citizens' Union, among, the mature nml serious men who Joined It In momentsof delusion orthought ' lessness, will nunoutiru publicly his later 1 tt conviction thnt the movement has hecomo f dangerous to the public welfare, and Bhould i bo abandoned? It is an incongruous sight to see men who when reflecting would appreciate tho Importance of beating bock j the followers of the Chicago platform at j! every point, working shoulder to shoulder with the Bryanlte organization in Bhaplns ' the Issues on which tho election in Now ' Tork city is to bo fought. ', j The Citizens' Union and its candidate ) ." cloud here In New York the great Issuo he 'll '. tween tho Chicago and St. Louis platforms, f T which Is being debated throughout the i( 1 country, and which Is about to rccclTO hero i I In New York the most decisive judgment ' J ? of the year. ' What member of the Citizens' Union will " i mako himself conspicuous as a sensible i ''. patriot and a public-spirited citizen by de- j i Glaring himself to be a friend of the good . i. Rovernment represented by the Republican T, party and renouncing his allegiance to n ; '" movement which, in Its hostility to He- ': pnbllcanism, differs from Tammany In Its ' ; mode of warfare only ? ; v. Here is an extraordinary opportunity for , : men who unfortunately joined tho Citizens' 'i Union, to leave it amidst tho sincere np- i 5 plause of every genuine lover of the greater ; J? city of New York. y Would Austria Help Spain? I What is the basis for tho hints now and then dropped at Madrid that Spain may not be unassisted, should sho bo driven " Into warwlth the UnitedStntes.andforthe , occasional reports from Vienna that Aus tria would not allow the Spanish monarchy to contend against such oddsalone? It will he found upon reflection that, while the wish may be father to the thought, so far as Madrid officials are concerned, there is, at the same time, some sentimental founda tion for the notion that the Hapsburg Kaiser might be strongly Impelled to aid tho Queen Regent CnniSTlNA, who is an Austrian Archduchess, should the stability of her sou's throne be threatened, as it might be in the event of an unsuccessful conflict with our republic. -The Hapsburos have no reason to liko tho United States. There is, In the first place, a profound and irreconcilable, antag onism between our free institutions and tho absolutist principles which have been ( discarded only with reluctance and In part at Vienna. If there is, however, bad blood botween us, it is due to something less ab stract and vague than the repugnance ex cited by our political system. It fell to our lot to thwart, or to help to thwart, a far rcachlng design of Austria's In the first quarter of this century, and wo have given t bar grave cause of offence on three subse t quent occasions. ( ' It Is known that Austria, under tho guidance of Metteiujicii, was the soul of the Holy Alliance, and that, after sho had accepted tho commission to stamp out liberalism in Italy, and had forced the re stored Bourbon monarchy in France to crush the Constitutionalists In Spain, she contemplated the employment of the mili tary and naval force of the Alliance for the resubjugation of Spanish America. - "When we recall with what stubbornness and amid what domestic difficulties jrjs: ' Spain herself had kept up tho struggle, ' ' and how she seemed more than once upon ' i yiepolntof regaining control of Venezuela, i . , c of Mexico and of Peru, we cannot doubt '. S1 that tho Hapsburg plan, had it been reso- ' r lutely tried, and had It met with no resist i f' ,, stnee except from the revolutionists, would ' h, i have been carried out. It was not tried, $ because two Irresistible maritime powers ; act themselves against It, to-wit, Kngland, iS and the United States under tho direction I of James Monroe and his Secretary of i j State, John Quinoy Adams. The cotipera- . fjO i tlon ot this country was on essential factor, ,f7 for, without It, Canning would not have ; sjj ventured to defy Tory sentiment at West- " a minster, and the strong influence still ex- '' ' erted upon the mind of tho English sov- . ' $ erelgn by his former allies upon the Contl- ; ; naat. Mbtternioh, thereforo, who saw to , J bis chagrin "a new world called Into & existence to balance the old," had good ; itv ground for regarding the United States 'Pc with peculiar animosity. K About a quarter of a century later took 1 place the insurrection of the Magyars, V 11 which led, presently, to the proclamation L 1 ' Hungarian republic under tho Prebl- wK doncy of KosauTn. The new common- IJMV' Trealth naturally desired its independence to fjjjft; be recognized by Its prototype on this sldo re li ' tb" AtIant'c' ancl BO intense and wide JtfA apread was the sympathy of our peoplo for M: the Hungarian cause that ourStnto Depart. Kf;, ment despatched an agent to Kuropo for tho Hh purpose of ascertaining, by personal obser- WBj vatlon, whether the state of things In Im Hungary would justify such a proceeding fjjt on our part. The step Imparted not Hk little encouragement to tho Magyars, ijfcf who, but for Russia's Intervention, J ftp would probably have inado good their HUb atand against Austrian domination. On f'Jjl the other hand It gavo umbrage to the 'm. Court of Vienna, and, when remonstrances p'E. vrero unheeded, the Hai.siiuuus and their iT& advisers made no secret of tho irritation jMf' wntcn our attitude had aroused, This irri- M'k tatlon became exasperation, and, Indeed, Hi flamed forth In a fury of Impotent resent- 4 uient when a certain Incident, still com- Wtti memorated In our school histories, oc- K ' curred at Smyrna. Wo refer to the gallant HP net performed by Capt. Inghaiiam, when, mkp liy the threat of a broadside, he compelled mi an Austrian war vessel to surrenilcr thu l ; person of Martin Kustza, a Hungarian fkj refugee who had more or less claim io bo Pi j considered as an American citlmi. mbl The humiliation Kulfered by Austria on f the occasion Just uumed left a sting, which 'M c continued to rankle until the thought of It W'l ' wm lost In the shock of a terrlblu disaster M which befell the Imperial House, and for i " i wlitca & United States was held responsl. m i blc. Had we not, after the cloio of our civil wor, when rt request from u was a command, Invited NArol.l.o.v III. to with draw his troops from Mexico, tho Kmpcror Maximilian, who was, It will bo remem bered, u brother of t lie present Hnpsburg Kaiser, mlKht have kept his throne and his life. Them is no doubt that Austria, at that juncture, would gladly h.ivo mmle common cause with France, had tho latter power deemed It prudent to confront our hostility. Hut as Napoleon HI. recog nized that Just then, both at sea and on tho land, wo were Incomparably the strongest power on earth, tho Hapsburg Kaiser had to leavo his brother at the mercy of the Mexicans and to writhe under tho bitter knowledgo that an Austrian arrhduko could be executed with Impunity. As wo havo not made, and could not make, any attempt to deny our moral account ability for the fato of tho unhappy Maxi milian, it would bo not surprising If a species of family feud Bhould exist between thu llAl'snuitns and the American Common- wcaitn. Aim it may wcu seem to tuo mem bers of that Houso that wo exert a fatal In fluence upon Its fortunes, now that, through our prospective Intervention In Cuba, tho unity of tho Spanish monarchy la seriously menaced, and with It the permanence of Archduchess Christina's throne. Such Is tho sentimental basis for the re ports which attribute to Emperor Francis JosKru an Intention of assisting Spain, should tho latter power feel Itself con strained, by prldo or a false sense of honor, to fight tbo United States. Tho Austrian navy, however, is an indispensable part of tho collective naval force of the Triple Alli ance, which, at best, Is far too weak to copo with that of tho Franco-Russian League. Wo may bo certain, therefore, that both Germany and Italy would vehemently pro test against an employment of that navy, which would involvo Its certain impair ment and its possible destruction. Nor is Itevcn conceivable that Francis Joseph could persuade, tho Triple Alliance to act against us as a whole. That would bo a tempting of Providence which even Kaiser William II. would not risk, for, thereby, the vast wealth and population of the United States would bo thrown into the eagerly outstretched arms of France and Russia. Mr. Low as He Is. The attendant of the high Mugwump shrine In New Kngland, the Boston Herald, chants the cult's new hymn and chal lenges a little reflection when it says that " Seth Low has backbone." No doubt; but its extraordinary flexi bility is shown by most of Mr. Low's public or semi-public performances. As Is usual In tho case of an individual who becomes the centre of emotional adulation as pos sessed of tho nobler qualities in an unap proachably high degree, Mr. Low is a sinuous sort of person, whoso mind is con stantly occupied inoro with the politic than with thu right, and whose acts, in stead of being perfectly straight, havo usu ally a twist in them. Mr. Low let it be understood, when accepting tho trust of Columbia's Presi dency, that that honored place was his career. Since then probably nine moments out of ten of bis thinking time have been devoted to the political future to which Columbia might help him. When the supporters of the Greater New York were struggling to get the charter adopted, Mr. Setii Low's brother wasstren uously working against it In Brooklyn, and Mr. Setii Low stood in between the char ter's friends and foes by urging the com promise of a referendum. As a member of the Charter Commission Mr. Low could not quite walk without a wabble. AVc suppose no member of that Commission looked upon the charter as perfect, yet the majority of them. Includ ing tho Hon. Benjamin F. Tracy, being straightforward men, supported the char ter loyally with their signatures. It re mained for Mr. Lowand bis queer old coun terpart, the Hon. William L. Strong, to sign with qualifications, so that the full weight of failure, if failure was to be, should not rest upon their shoulders. When the Citizens' Union asked Mr. Low to bo Its candidate he executed a little pirouette before their admiring eyes, and said that bis devotion to the cause de manded that tho candidate be a unifying force. Was he tho unifying force! A little later, when It was apparent that the bulk of the constltuencyto which Mr.Lowknew that ho would have to appeal, namely, the Republican vote, would declare Itself against him, he saw that it was "now or never," and accepted tho nomination. He gave as an excuse the petition in his favor, although he knew as well as other men that it was signed on tne understanding that he would not run as a dlsunlfyiug force. He took refuge, whenaccepting, in the "fearofGoD" and In tho "changed conditions," though In what the situation was changed was not explained. Mr. Low did nothave the back bone to stand by his first words. A storm wave swept along Mr. Low's backbone when he, as an avowed candidate in politics, announced his Intention to re sign from tho Presidency of Columbia, Not many days passed before Mr. Low put bis conclusion to retire with the proviso, "If tho trustees should accept tho resignation." Of course that was as good as notice to them that ho does not want them to accept his resignation. It will not bo offered In good faith. If Columblashould Indicate that Mr. Low is not Indispensable and that she Is willing to part with him before the last moment of absolute necessity, It would be a blow to his canvass. Columbia becomes, therefore, perforce, a factor In polltlcs.wlth Mr. Low as a partner. Of course there is not much chance that the dignity of tho university will be upheld by the trustees as against tho interests of Sir. Low's am bition for public office. Mr. Low has got tho trustees of Columbia as ho baa got the Citizens' Union. The boy who In his college life did not diKplay moro genuine manliness and moral stamina than the Hon. Setii Low would be despised by his fellows. The new Mug wump Idol is stuffed to bursting. Tho Itoturn to Palestine. The ofllcial report of tho Zionist Congress recently held at Basle, n Switzerland, has been published in pamphlet form by the London Jnrlah Cirontclr. As there are passages In it that cast more light upon the Zionist movement than lias previously been nbtaluublo we print an abridgment of the document iu another place. It Is not surprising that the Jewish people of this country, who number prob ably a million, stund aloof from Zionism even though thoy have kept a close watch upon it ever since It was put Into its pres ent shape a ,few months ago. At the con gress there wcro but two men from the United States, ono of them a Baltimore rabbi and the other a. New York lawyer, and we may remark that this lawyer made e. statement which was certain ly not Justifiable when lie said that twenty-fire per cent, of the Jowlsh Immi grants living In this country are desirous of returning to Palestine, and that tho other seventy-five per cent, of them would yet entertain the samo desire. This sweep ing statement is ono .about which wo need only to observe that it is irreconcilable with the circumstance that nearly tho wholo body of tho rabbinate and nearly every Jewish organ in this country are against Zionism, strongly opposed to Its prlnclplo and its purpose, and havo denounced or ridiculed It as wrongful mid foolish. It appoars that tho Baslo congress failed to carry out tho object for which it had been called; that It was mado up of Incon gruous elements, orthodox members and secularists, political conservatives and radicals; that tho Idea of founding o, Jowlsh State In Palestine was aban doned, and that nothing of n practical character was accomplished for Zion ism. Until we perused tho pamphlet re port of Its proceedings wo wcro unnwaro how far tho results of tho congross had fallen Bhort of the prospectus prepared for It, or to what extent the plans of Its organ izers wcro shattered. It was made manifest at tho congress that modern Judaism Is not to bo used In the Interest of the Impracticable and erratic schema of Dr. Uerzl. Our Naval Force at Honolulu. Although tho plan to send tho great bat tleship Oregon to Honolulu has been post poned, the hurried despatch of the gunboat Wheeling thither from San Francisco and tho almost simultaneous departure of the Yorktown from tho Asiatic station for tho same point, show that the Administration will not neglect Hawaii. We have now in Hawaiian waters tho crulBer Philadelphia and the gunboat Ben nington. The former is to come homo for docking, but she will be replaced forthwith by tho Baltimore, which Is bigger and faster and carries a more powerful battery. It is expected that tho crew of the Phila delphia will be available for the Baltimore, and tho Wheeling has also takon out more men for the Yorktown. The Philadelphia will not start homeward until the York town reaches Honolulu, so that the latter and her sister ship, the Bennington, with tho Wheeling, will be on guard until the Baltimore gets there. This new step of sending out the Wheeling to aid them Is really tho most significant feature of tho affair, since it betrays so plainly the care with which the Administration Is watch ing events In Honolulu, and Its determina tion not to be taken by surprise during tho short interval that now remains before the annexation of tho islands. The Wheeling, it is understood, had been assigned to relievo the Concord at Sitka, although one report bad represented her as likely, after an experimental trip to San Diego, to continue southward and join the Alert In Guatemalan waters. Her start for Honolulu In place of performing either of those tasks shows that every precaution will bo taken to keep up our strength in Hawaiian waters. If the Philadelphia does not hurry bock, we shall havo there, for a time, that cruiser and the three gunboats Bennington, York town, and Wheeling. When she does sail for Marc Island the Baltimore will bo hurried back to take her place, be cause the Naniwa is armed with much heavier rifles than any of tho three gunboats. Tho Baltlmoro is bigger than the Naniwa, and probably could take care of her alone, both being unarmored vessels. When the Yorktown resumes her homeward voyage we shall still have left at Honolulu thu Baltimore, Bennington, and Wheeling, at least until the last departs for Alaska, Meanwhile, should the Naniwa, which Is understood to have gone home for docking, reappear at Honolulu with a powerful consort, the Oregon will be ready to restore the balance in our favor. It Ib safe, in a word, to assume that, at any cost, ours will be made and kept the dominant naval force In Hawaiian waters. The Islands are to come under our flag, and we shall tuke no chances of aplot or an ac cident to prevent this result. The Trained Nurse In Poetry. Mr. IlEitnERT W. A. Wilson adorns the WestminMer Review with a really monu mental article on "Tho Moral Influence of the Trained Nurse." Of the usefulness, the skill, and the faithfulness of the trained nurse it would be a wasto of words to speak, either In America or Kuropo. Of Mr. Hsrdert W. A. Wilson as a eulogist of the trained nurse, it Is a pleasure to speak, even without his own splendor of language. In this country tho position of the trained nurse Is secure, quiet, honora ble, and full of public respect. In England she "stands amid a blaze of notoriety," nt least Mr. Wilson says so; and " at tho height of her fame the trained nurse totters with shivering vacillation on the very brink of a precipice." In tho United States a trained nurse, combining much of the skill of the physician with ail of tho tenderness of the woman, never vacillates on the very brink, or anywhere else. She does what she Is ordered to do, and beyond that what her education and experience ho,vo shown her to be right under the circumstances. In Kngland sho seems to bo tho victim of what Mr. Wilson, a highly untrained nurse of style, regards as "realism." Hear him and perpend: " Id our demand for thu truth w ihould not Torn that retllim, u It U iHplrd at tbo protrnt time, ! gro mUlntorprrtatlon ind unparalleled exc ((ration. IU practical itemonitratlon violate! Iu own fundamental principles. It U a malignant dlt eate, a mm of aqualld corruption, oaloulated not onlr to frustrate tl own purpoaen but to dritror thu finer lenilbtlltlea of human nature. It tendi toward the annihilation of the nobleit qualities in herent In the charaoter of man. Ucallim In the ab stract li realltT.trutni neither Idealisation nordegra datlon, neither eiaggeratlou nor misrepresentation. It Includes all realltr, all truth. Not tho part, but the wholei the elevated as well as the drgradrd, aspiration as welt aa degeneration, light as well aa darkness, strength aa well as weakness, virtue as well as vice, the spiritual aa well as the material, moral excellence at ncll as dissolute de terioration. As It Is presented to daj It 1 the elim ination of the eood and beautiful to the undue i-l il.o ratlon and display of the ovll and uglv, the magnified representation of the darker phases of human Ufa and character to the rejection of Its nobler attributes. It la the manner of the times to drag out the life and character, publlo and private, or any persons holding prominent and honorable positions, especially minis ters and nurses or others engaged In pbllantbroplo work, before the Ijrnx eves of critical gossips to dis sect, detail bjr detail, to the most slender thread, and when that thread snaps these hold up their hands la sanctimonious, sacerdotal horror " We don't understand what this is all about, but we submit It respectfully as a specimen of the work of on untrained nurse of style. Mr. Wilson mentions tho em inent Mr, Hall Caine. and has evidently studied what may be called tho sentimental old clo' manner of that Isle of Man literary auctioneer. For example ; "How far the Indictment of the modern private trained nurse U trot, so far doe It Indicate the rotten i condltton of the social standard of rnoralltjr, and tho dangerous elasticity of the pnblls conscience. The (a;, flippant doll la the outcome of the demand of a section of society, who, with a profound respect for clothes and external superficialities, prefer a walk ing costumier's and haberdasher's show model of questionable capability and shady reputation to the raoflt skilful and honorable woman the profession could furnish. Light as air, her character la equally weak. With that genial good nature which, while It wins the good will of all by Its undlsgulied efforts to Ik- agreeable, falls, by reason of Its vacillation and Indecision, to awaken enthusiasm for anything or to exert those Impulses which are capable of attracting, diverting, or repulsing In virtue of the strength of unwavering spontaneous resolutions and opinions, the peculiar distinctive characterises of clearly defined personality) thst one redeeming fea ture, by Its exaggeration and perversion, becomes her temptation to the neglect of duty. Exhausted of alt that constitutes her true strength, she Is thin and empty as the ethert fluent In the expression of pretty flatteries as Insipid as they are devoid of sincerity, with that superficiality of manner and motive which, like varnish and veneer, will not bear too cloee scrutiny, she Is as thoughtless and reckless aa her brains are vacuous and her hands unskilled. Aa the May belle of a. fashionable drawing room, plum ing her feathers, cutting pretty figures, beam In Insinuating smites, seeking only to amuse an I In amused, she la the attraction of a hundred youths whose ntsots may be liberally estimated commercially at the net value of their outer garments minus a conslderahlo account for cigars and pante Jewels, and Intellectually as an Intimate ac quaintance with the latest sentimental or sexual novel, popular play, or society scandalt but In the sick room her presence Is a hideous mockery and un qualified hypocrisy," What Is this all ahoutf Possibly about somo of Caine's heroines, although we should novcr suspect them of being trained nurses of anything except paresis and the Surrey melodrama. Wo have read Mr. WlL bon's articlo backward and forward with equal happiness, but, after all, It is as an un trained nurse nf literature that ho Is at his highest pressure. Observe and preserve: "Out of tho scores who enter the ministry, few at tain tho Drat rank and become a Dr. PaBKta, a Dean Fariuii, or u niahop DoTn-CaRrxxrca. Of the hun dreds who become electricians, we hare but one EDI wis. SiiAXxarEinc. Davrt, Dnowstso, Txxitvsoi, and Lewis Monnia stand in poetry far ahead of the thou sands who dabble In verse.' Tho Illustrious Dr. Parker, Tabernacle Joe, Is well known toall admircrsof genius In London and Brooklyn, as well as to Major Pond, who llkewlso knows Mr. Fakrar, whose modesty of terms as a leo turer in the United States is only equalled by the severity of his literary style and tho accuracy of his scholarship. Dr. Carpen ter, who doesn't seem to be entitled to a hyphen, Is the Bishop of Ripon and the author of " Truth In Talo " and other works which he will not willingly let die. Butlt Is when Mr. Wilson exhibits Sir Lewis Morris, the Welsh manufacturer of club feet, as a member of a poetical syndicate with Shakespeare, Dante, Browning, and Tennyson, that the heart yearns most for the untrained nurse of style. You seo tho great singers In Elysium or Limbo. Shakespeare Is too much interested in tho works of the Hon. Ignatius Donnelly to bo excited by Mr. Wilson's article, Ten nyson is declaiming his own verses. BltowNlNO, a flagon of port by his side. Is chuckling over the recently published pro ceedings and thoughtsof the Boston Brown ing Society. Only Dante has any time to Bpare. He neverreads tho Innumerable miles of stuff about him wherewith posterity honors him and bores Itself. He finds him self catalogued by the deft hand of Mr. Wtilson as an equal of the Welsh manufac turer of club feet, and ho " smiles for pride In fame," more genially than he smiled when the Florentine women said that his dark complexion had been gained in hell. Reformers with Gooscflesh. It is painful to notice that there Is a dif ficulty among the saviors of society. The saviors of ttociety are otherwise- called the Exectttivo Committee of the Citizens' Union, and among them are such men as the Hon. J. Kennedy Tod, the Hon. John Columbcs Clark, tho Hon. James B. IlETNOi.ns, the Hon. John B. Pins, and the Hon. HintAiti) Watson Gilder, the sweetest cicada of reform. When such men arc In diftlculty, it must be a very difficult difficulty. It is: Shall they nominate or inilorHe a full ticket? That is their ques tion and their difficulty. Wo revero these eminent friends of re form and their associates an much as any body else can, but we must reprove them for faintuess of heart and lack of knowl edge of their own strength. Tho election laws of the State of New York are good to the saviors of society. It takes only 2,000 signatures to get a certificate of an Inde pendent county nomination. It takes only 1,000 names to get a certificate of an Inde pendent district nomination. Why, then, does doubt furrow the earnest brows of the Hon. J. Kennedy Tod tt alt Is It so much trnnblo to ant " Onn nr l rtrtn -- , -. .,uuw signatures in support of a great popular movement T Heinember the city directory and be brave. And remember the enterprising canvassers who have done such noble work already at three cents a name. Since tho National Board of Trade of Cycle Manufacturers decided, at Its last meet ing, not to sanction bicycle shows during tho scanon of 1807-H8, many wheelmakere have been sad and dlaronsolate. How Is tbo superiority of their new uiuchlnes to bo Impressed upon tho public unless they can bo exhibited elds by sldo with tlio wheels ot other makes I That la the question. Tho board argues that the bicycle shows laat year were unprofitable and that it notilrt bo unwise to repeat them. It is said that tho Sportsmen's Association, which will hold Its fourth annual exhibition In Madison Hquaro Garden from Jan. 13 to 22, will also nrranito to run a bicycle show at the same time. This movement. It Is reported, has been brought about at the earnest requestor several of tho most prominent bicycle manufacturers, v. ho are unwilling- to abide by tho decision of the National Board. In Chicago preparations are niaklnp; for a large exhibit, and there Is reason to believe that the same course will be taken by the cycle boards of trade in numerous other cities. Manufacturers, however, aro not tho only ones who ato yearning for bicycle shone. What would the wheelmen havo to talk about, and what would the wheelwomen do for stickpins, badges, fancy catalogues, and souvenir buttons If bicycle shows were to cease I Ilesldes, unless the wheels that are to bo used next spring are on exhibition beforehand, how Is the public to know the shape of tho now handle liars, or whether tho vertebra of the '08 scoichcr will be Inclined to an angle of forty-five or one hundred degrees I The Chicago City Hall Is to be Illuminated by a new splendor. The scrubwomen, janitors, and elevator men are to wear uniforms of much beauty. The scrubwomen will wear blue gowns, whilo aprons, and "daluty caps," a costume which cannot fall to mako thera look better aad to Impreea and gratify all visitors to the City Hall, Tho Janitors will don bluo blouses and Maikcnps, a raiment scarcely suitable to their employment. They should hate bluo swallow tall lonts, with brass buttons, blue velvet small clothes, while Bilk stockings and bucklod shoes, and their sublime beads should bo roofed with cockril hats. A blouse is too civilian and plebe ian for Janitor of the Chicago City Hall, The elevator men are to h ve a " blue coat, trimmed with gold braid and brass I uttoni, snl n white cap.' A most Be Uvo ostume. Tao mere lghtollt Trill be eniottr.glng to th elevator and will at the same time humble the passenger. Still, the elevator men In blue ought to be pro vided with trumpets. Then they could call the rjtrlousjnoorswlth dignity and sonority A "Reformed Goo Goo" asks us to de cide which Is tho legitimate and onlrgenulno exponent of non-partlsanshlp, Dr. Setii Low or tho Hon. Patrick Jerome Oleason. "If I were still n Goo Goo," he says, "I shouldn't know which of tho two IUcmtoNDS In tho field to voto for. Plonso pick out ono of thorn." This Is a matter upon which we must decline to give an opinion, It should b refcrrod to arbitra tion or to a Jury of experts. Iloth Dr. I3W and Mayor Glearon nro eminent educators, handsome men, and candidates by petition, Mr. Glkasok Is tho more original, forcible, and resolute, but, on tho other hand, Dr. Low Is stronger among tho voters who don't voto. Tho lord of Long Island City can mako tho better speech, but the don of Mornlngsldo can write moro letters. Tho Mayor Is poetry; tho ex-Mayor Is prose. Tho Mayor Is surrounded by cnthuslastlo friends. Tho ex-Mayor hns dis ciples, but no friends. Tho principle which Is supported by two such men must bo of a singu lar quality. The falling of n pin can bo heard In Bos ton to-day. Tho trolley cars ore hopelessly blocked In front of tho bulletin boards. In tho spas and beanertes anxious thousands arc wait ing for news of the groat game. The roar of trafuo In Chelsea Is silent. Agitation gnaws at the bosom of placid CambrlilgeDort. From out the branches of tholr a-enoaloglcal forests tho residents of Hrookllne peek almost with eagerness nt the barbarian world. The gills ot tne Sacred Codfish In Boston State House aro flushed with apoplectic expectation. Massachu setts expects bor nine to do Its duty. This may bo an eventful Monday for the Hon. UoOKit Qcari.es Mills, the Corslcnna ConnitN, Tho well on his 1,000-acre tract near Corslcnna "Is down over 000 feet, and tho con tractors expect to strlko oil on Monday." If they strike It In quantities to suit, other wells will be put down, and an oil plutocracy will arise, and the unfortunate Mr. Mills, as heat ed a pursuer of plutocrats as there Is In tho business, will be forced to become a plutocrat himself. The prospect fills him with alarm. He cannot but hope that the oil will fall to flow and refueo to be pumped. Hut what right has a pursuer of plutocrats to own one thousand acres of land! Two acres and a half, city property preferred, should be tho limit of his holdings. A man with a thousand acres cannot help being a monopolist and an oppressor. The so-called labor convention which is to meet for conversational purposes In Chicago to-day can be depended upon to produce larso loads of property fire and thunder, and thcro will be general surprise If there Is not a heavy rainfall when the resolutions aro read. In the matter of resolutions much will be expected of this meeting, and the preambles ought to fall with a sound as of a thirty-story building. It has been said that tho Are-tipped resolvors who are about to project themselves upon the world from Chicago represent nobody but themaehes and are disowned by responsible labor societies; but this will not diminish their power of detona tion. It does them good to explode and it will not hurt anybody else. It Is surprising to find In a careful and conservative journal like tho St. Loutt Globe Democrat thle calumnious assertion about tho head of the Peripatetic school of silver philoso phers: "As lone ss Mr. Bar a can make tSOO a day with a speech, his fine flew of spirits will continue." Mr. Bryan's fine flow of spirits continues be cause he la gratified by the success of his ere- diction that wheat would fall to twenty-flvo cents a bushel If Mr. McKinlet was elected. Persons guilty of making $500 a day have to be catalogued as plutocrats and are objects of scorn and wrath to Mr. Bryan. It Is needlets to tay that he does not scorn and is not angry with himself. Far from it. Ho Is reasonably well pleased with himself, and ho could not he so if he were a plutocrat. How many times shall we havo to repeat hat Mr. Bryan does not take but gives pay for making speeches I Tho Hon. Horace Leonid is Chapman. the Democratic cnndldnte for Governor of Ohio, opened the campaign in that State with a tre mendous speech at Columbus. Ho Is a very wealthy mine owner, bank President, and so on. and as prosperous as a man can ask to be, but he seems to bo unable to find anybody else who Is prosperous. Give ear to two or three of tho ululatlons of Horace Leoniiias: "It la now nearly eleven months since the election, and "hat haa taken place? Nothing but broken promises and unredeemed pledg-ea on the part of the Republican party. There are millions of Idle to day betTttni for work, many havtns been discharged and tbrowuout of employment: natiea In almost etrrj branch of Industry hare been reduced from 10 to 23 percent.; thousands and hundreds of thousands are tn need. In many sections want prevails for the necessaries of life, and this In a land of plenty, favored as no other land ever was, by the bountiful harvests which Providence has etven us. This ought to convince every thinking man and woman that something Is radically wrons;." A plutocrat at the hoad of an antl-plutocratlo ticket Is reasonably humorous, but a plutocrat trying to Induce a contented and prosperous State to regard itself as laden with calamity, Is almost unreasonably humorous. Leadership by ltalnrml Selection. To Tns Editor or The Son Sir: Every fair minded man mtiBt acknowledge tbo justice and every loyal Itepubllcan must view with grati tude and admiration your editorial articlo re buking the calumniators of Senator 1'latU We may assume that to bo a leader Is to bo maligned. Thn shoulders of Mr. Piatt have for a long time had to bear tho blame for every fan cied error In party management, and ho has been mado tho target of the wrath of every dis appointed and unsuccessful political schemer, of all those political Pharisees to whom all gov ernment Is corrupt unless controlled by them selves, as well as that of tho enemies of his party lately mado mor- bitter by defeat. He has endured It all with Job-like patience and assiduously continued In bis duty of main taining the principles and laboring for tho suc cessor tho party which he Is convinced repre sents tho best Interests of tho American poople. That In all their denunciation and abuse his enemies have been unable to mako any chargo against him that would stain tho highest stand ard of honor and Integrity Is remarkable. That thoughtful and Intelligent persons should en dure and Join In unjust and senseless attacks upon blm Is deplor iblo. If he Is a leader. It Is only because his marked ability, his untiring energy, his experienced judgment, his loyalty and faithfulness, have been recognized by his political associates and havo won for him tho position. A political leader, particularly in tho State of New York, Is pre-eminently tho result of nat ural selection. A leader Is also a party neces sity. No party can achieve any continued suc cess without the concert and unanimity which can only bo obtained through confidence in and reliance upon a chief. Admirers of Mr. Plait have long; chafed at the Insidious attacks upon him. Your tribute to his worth and abilities at this late, but opportune, tlmo should he appreciated by overy reader, and It Is to be hoped that it will confound his foes, and add. If possible, to the cnthuslastlo ardor and unwavering fealty of his numerous friends. II. G. Harms. 137 Broadway, New York, Sept. 25. aslaX's Tame Uanae. From th London Daily .Vetrs. While a cricket match waa In progress on the ground of the East Molesey C. C near the Hurst l'ark race course, a covey of youni partrldgea flew on to the around and alighted among the playeis. Several of the birds were captured. Una inralllhle Teat. Trom tht Chicago Vailif TWbune. " What do you consider the most absolutely certain way to distinguish toadstools from mushrooms?" " Cook them, get some other man to tat them, and than watch his symptoms." , u I obaxt, jonxBoir, utrn BTAxroir. The Hea. Jere C Garhnm Repllee to Coa. ftcnoneld. To ttie EnrrOROrTnEBiW Sir: In the Cen tury Magazine of August Oon. Schofleld stated that "oarlyln August, 1807." Oon. Grant an nouneod his Intention to demand that President Johnson either remove Socrotary Stanton or accept bis (Oon. Grant's) resignation. Had no dato boen given by Gen. Sell o field I should hnvo attempted no criticism at tho time upon his articlo; but, as If to prccludo tbo possibility of a j mlstako ns to tho dato. ho followed It up by tbo j elntcuient that a few days later Socretary HLtn- j ton wns susnended and Gon. Grant appointed Secretary of War nil interim. Ho then said; "Up to this lime Gen. Or nt's relations with tho President hnd not been unfriendly, and It seems more than probable that his demand was used as a sufllclent reason fordoing what would not otherwise, hnvo been done, namely, tho ro moval of Socretary Stanton." Ho further says that for roasons stated by him "tho original cnuso of Stanton's removal, which led to John son s Inipcnclimcnt, was lost sight of nnd never becamo public." In reply to this posltlvo nnd circumstantial Blateuicnt of Gen. Schollold. I cited a letter from Gen. Grant to tho President, dated Aug. 1. 1H07, energetically protesting against Mr. Stan ton's removal. I quoted that portion of the let ter relating to Mr. Stanton, and stated that fol lowing that was a remonstrance against tho ' removal of Gen. Shorldnn from tho command of tho Fifth Military district, I then said that, to show that Gen. Grant did not change his mind on tho subject between Aug. 1 and the date of Mr. Stanton's suspension on tho 12tb, it was i "only nocessary to read Gen. Grant's letter to tho President of Aug. 17, in which be refers to his letter ot tho 1st as having been written 'when first consulted on tho subject of the chango In tho War Department,' and reaf firms It." Gen. Schofleld, In The Sdn of the 23d Inst, replies to my criticism. Following are tho ' points of his reply: First, that Gen. Grant's letter of Aug. 17 did not reafllrm his protest of Aug. 1, against Stan ton's removal. Socondly, that Johnson yielded to Grant's objections to tho removnl by suspending in stead of removing him; and, Thirdly, that his recollection of the events Is more accurato than my reading of tho publlo records, nnd that his recollection "may nave been Inaccurate as to a date, but not as to any substantial fact," As to tho first point, I have to say that Gen. Grant's letter of Aug. 1 was a remonstrance against the removal of either Socretary Stanton or Ucn. Sheridan. The letter of Aug. 17 related to tho removal of Gen. Sheridan only, Mr. Stan ton havlntr already been suspended. In this Inst letter Gon. Grant said: "I beg to refer to a letter marked 'Private' which I wrote to the ' President when first consulted on tho subject of I tho chango In tho War Department, It bears upon the subject ot this removal, and I bad hoped would have presented It." Gen. Grant's letter of Aug. 1, which he thus requested the President to consult before acting on Gen, Sheridan's removal, contained tho following: In conclusion allow me to say aa a friend desiring peace and quiet, the welfare of the whole country North and South, that It la, tn my opinion, more than the loyal people of this country (I mean those who supported the Government during the great rebellion) wilt quietly suhmlt to, to see the very men, of all others whom they havo expressed confidence In. re moved. Stanton and Sheridan, being the only persons alluded to In this letter, must necessarily have been "tho very men of all others" whose re moval. Gen. Grant thought, would bo sodisturb ing to the peace nnd quiet of the wholo country. Tbey were the men whoso removal, he thought, the loyal people of the country would not qulct- lysuhmltto. These burning words were a part of Gen. Grant's protest against the removal of Sunton and Sheridan. When, therefore. Gen. Grant, on the 17th of August, referred the Pres ident to his previous letter of Aug. 1, ho re- i afllrincd not only its separate protest against Sheridan's removal, but also that portion of tho letter in which tho protest was applied to them Jointly and inseparably. This rearflrmance was an Incident only, and an unavoidable one, to tho prutesr ho wn renew ing against the removal of ucn. Sheridan. My slatem-nt was not that Gen. Grant, lit his seio.irt letter, reatlirmed his protest of Auir. 1 nirmnst Stanton's removal, but that ho reaffirmed (he letter which contained that protest unions other things. Aa to the sctond point, that Johnson yielded to Grant's objections to the rem val of Stanton, nnd suspended instead of removing him. Gen. Schotleld cites as his authority for this state- ' ment Gen. Grant's letter to Johnson dated Feb. 3. 18IW. in McPhcrson's "History of Kecon struction," at pago 2SB. If the General will more carefully read this letter be will rind that Grant's objections to tho suspension were just ns strong as his objections to the removal. In support of this I quote from tho letter tho fol low ing language: From ourconteraatlona. and my written proteat of Aug. 1 . 1 -(l7. aga!nt the rrmoval of Mr. Stanton, j ou must havo known that my greatest objection to his rrmoval urujjon was the fear that someone would be appolnD-d In his stead who ould, by oppo sition to the laws relating to the restoration of tho southern States to their projier relations to the Oov ernment, embarraas the army In the performance of duties especially Impos-d upon It by these laws; and It waa to prevrnt such an appointment that I ac cepted the onus? of Secretary of War ltd Interim, and not f or the purpose nf enabling you to get rid of Mr. btonton tiy my withholding It from him tn opposl. tlun to law, or. not doing eo myself, surrendering It tuone who would, aa the statement and assumptions tnj our communication p'atnly Indicate was sought. Language could not bo framed to moro clearly express Gen. Grant's equal objection to the re moval or the suspension of Mr. Stanton. Stan ton's suspension, instead of his removnl, was not. thereforo, it yielding by ihe President to the objections of Gen. Grant, As to the third point, that my reading of tbo public records has been less accurato than his recollection of the events, and that while his recollection may havo been Inaceurnte as to dato It hns not been bo ns to any substantial fact, I think 1 havo shown that my reading of tho records has been entirely nccurate. Gon. Grant did. In his letter of Aug. 17. reanlrm his loiter to President Jobnsonof Aug, 1, and Presi dent Johnson hnd not In tho meantime vielded to Gen. Grant's objections to his course toward .Manton. Asto "tho substantial fact." It would bean interesting contribution to history If Gen. Schollold could recall any circumstance which would tit n his mind at what time Gen. Grnnt so earnestly desired the removal of Mr. Stan ton that ho threatened to leavo the head or tho army unless he could accomplish It. It cer tainly was not during tho war, for. on the 18th of .May. 1MI.D, In testifying before tho Committee on tho Conduct or the War, Gen. Grant said: So far as the Secretary of War and myaelfare con cerned he has never Interfered with my duties: never thrown any outaclrs In the way of supplies 1 have called lor. Me haa never dictated a course of cam. palgu to me. and never Inquired wi,m, i WM foln , do. He has always seemed satisfied with what I did and heartily cooperated with me. Gen. Schofleld nsserts in his article thnt after President Lincoln's rtenth Secretary Stnnton ' began soon attor tho end or hostllo oporntlons to resume the exercise or those functions which had formerly been claimed ns belonging to the JVnr Department which had been suspended by President l.lntoln." With this, ho says. Gen. Grant was "deeply offended." Cpon this point Gen. Grant himself says in his memoirs; Owing to his natural disposition to assume all power and control in all matters that he bad any. thing to do with, he (Secretary Stanton) twl,3y toot command of the armies, and while Issuing no orders on the subject, prohibits I any order from me coin? cut of tho Adtutant-Oeneral'a office until he ha'd an proved I . Tils waa .lone by directing the Adjutant Oenerjl to hol.i any orders that caino front mi l0 t, Issued through the Adjutant-Oeneral's ofrioe until ha had esamlned them and given his approval. Ho says that upon a written remonstrance from him the Secretary restored him to bis "rlgh fill position as General-in-Chief of tho army.' but that " he soon lupscd again and took control much as before." It will be observed that what Gen. Grant characterUed as taking "command of tho armies" was limited to tho requirement that the Gneral's orders should not gi out of 'tho Adjutant-Gencral's oftlee until ho had approved hem. Ho expressly Btates that Mr. Stanton Issued no orders on the subject. owuion (Jen. Grant had, in 1808. placed himself on record as considering himself bound by tho orders of the Secretary of War Issued under the law und customs of the department, so long us hi. authority to do so was not countermanded by tho President. This wl I be found In his M,,.,le:;,0 '"?'' Johnson of Jan. 30. 1808. In McPherson'a History or Reconstruction." at pagoU84. Ho also referred to tho Secretary 5, ar a few days lat-r as his superior otlifer This was In his letter to tho President of Feb. 3 In which, after charging the President with at. law,"hosald?V hlm "'" the -esIstance o" I am In a measure confirmed In this conclusion h. your recent orders directing m. to dlwbej 7,5, from the Secretary of War-n.ysuprorandyour sSC ordinate without having countemiandid ht. .,,iT Ity to Issue the orders I ain to dUoKJ? """ This language will bo found on page 287 of &cll,fr,on 8 "''lory of Iteconstructlon;" I rhrhVnf ".h .u' K"Ter: ,hst be conceded tho right or tho War Don ir mint to prevent thn Thu Hie?.0,' 5'" ow? rfen without Us approval? Thlsdiffertnoo between Gen. Grant andSecrol tary Stanton la tho theme it Gen. BchoSeld'a very interesting Centuru Maaaztnt i article I? waa. he .uy. Incident to irSito wntroTeriy sasssaaa&l.al"'' ' ""' as!a.a,... between tho military administration and Ihe command" In the army. Ho refers to other controversies of thossmo kind, In which Gens. Scott, Sherman, nnd Sheridan wcro Involved. He says that "long study ot the subjcct.nl the Instnnco of Gens. Grant nnd Shcrmiin, earnest clTorls to champion their views, nnd knowledge of tho causes of their fnllute." led hint to tho adoptlonof the follnwlniroxpcrlmculal course: I sent an order In writing Its tho Adjutant-tleneral din ct Ing lihn ticker, under auvclr.'iiimtnnera, to Issue an order dictated by me or In my tmiii" without llrt I laying tt lcfori' the Secretary of War, nnd I imde p ! It known tn all the -tart that I disclaimed the right to li I Issue any tudi-r without the knowledge of tho l'rest , dent or the N cretarv HesasheriKimM this as "the best practical solu I Hon of a longMandliiit and dangerous controversy, ! an I aa most In mt-ont with tho fundamental prlu clplrsof our constliiiil, mid (lor rntn nt under which I tho l'reslilent, whether n soldier or a civilian. Is In I fact, as well at In tmnic, the Conunandcr-ln Chief of tho army and uaty. This final conclusion nrrlvcd nt by Gen. Scho fleld Is iu strict tinord with tho vlow taken by I Secretary Stanton on the -Jlst or January, 180'i, l tho day after his entrance into tho Cabinet of Mr. Lincoln, mid adhc-u-d to hv him during his i nduilnlstrntinn of tlio W.ir Dcpnttincnt. Tho Joint Comtnitleo on tlioCoinluct of tho War (of whlih Andrew Johiisnti, thin a Senator, was a memborl had addressed hlm on inquiry tbo day bolore as tn " v. hetlier there is nnv such ofllco ns Commaiidcr-in-l'lilef of the nriiiv or tho United States, or any ttruiln nlmvo llmiur Major-Gen- I oral I In reply, Mr. .Stnnton furnished the committee with a "niemoriiiiiluin" Btntlng the various onncttnenls of tlie I'ontlinntiil Congress on thosublect of Ihnconiiniiiidnf the army, and reciting tho fait lint, under Iho Constitution framed In 17811. the President vti.s Hindu "Com-mnndor-ln-Chlor or tho army nml n.ivv or the United States und of the nillilla of tho several States when called into tho actual sort he of the United States." Tho llrst order of the War Department, on tho soennd day of Mr. Stanton's administration of it. was issued In the name of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the arm and navy. His acts as Secretary of War were the acts of tho President, except In casos whero duties woro dlroctly Imposed upon him by law. The assurance in the letter of Gen. Grant of Feb. 3, 1809, that tho Secretary of War was ro gardod by him ns his superior ollloi-r, ami the nssurnnco by Gon. Schollold In his Century Mapaztne article that, as Lloutcnnnt-Gcncral of the army, ho "disclaimed the right to issuo any ordor to tbo army without tho knowledge of tho President or tho Secretary of War, aro strong confirmations of tho correctness of the great Secretary's understanding of his powers and duties under tho law. Gkoroe C. Goruam. Pittsfield, Mass., Sept, -0. BnA-KESPEAUE'S TEXT BttOItTHAKn. deramn Rewriting lbs Plava n Bllaabethmn Tarhyaraphy to Prove Ills Theory. From the London Standard. Dr. Eduard Engel has written the following letter to one of the Berlin newspapers t M In a lecture I delivered some years ago to the Ber lin Society ot Stenographers, who use Stolte's system, I suggested that those accurately acquaint- I ed with the oldest English shorthand systems of the sixteenth century should try to ascertain whether many of the deficiencies of the text of Shakespeare might net be explained by steno graphic mistakes. This Idea waa auggested to mo by the old and welPfoundea conjecture ot Shake spearean scholars that the oldest copies of bhake speare'a playa the so-called quartos were printed from stenographic notes, taken tn the theatre, and that many of the unlntc-Illglbllltlea ot the text are due to this. Hy ssrgestlon fell on fruitful soil, and I have now the pleasure ot making the excellent work of a young savant, who has thus sprung at one leap into the ranks of our beat Shakespearean scholars, known to wider circles. In a series of articles on bhakespeare and the beginnings of EngUsh stenog raphy. Berr Kurt Dewlschelt baa proved be yond the ahadow of a doubt that the quarto editions of Shakespeare's plays were piratical edi tions printed from stenographic, notes, that the stenographic system used was that of Timothy Bright, who was born In 1030, and that Innumerable mis takes In the quartos. Innumerable contradictions twtween them and the flrst authorised folio edi tion, can be at once and most simply explained by the defects of that stenographic system and the in dexterity of the stenographers of that time. Uerr Dewlschelt has oonflrmed my conjecture almost b yond my own expectation. He Is at present the only person who possesses all the requisite qualifications for this quite new ktnd of text Investigation, and It Is to be wished that he. with his accurate knowledge ot the oldest English stenography, combined with solid Shakespearean scholarship, would subject the texts of the dramaa to a thorough reinvestigation. The purl flcatlon of the text of Shakespeare is raised by htm for the first time from arbitrary fantasticality to the rank of a strict science, with which, however, only Shakespearean scholars theoretically and practically trained tn stenographic questions are at liberty to busy themselvas. Seldom haa a higher, never has a more delightful, task fallen to stenography." Where Labor Arbitration Works. From Iron and Industrie. Compulsory arbitration. If such a term can be used, has uniformly been decried In this country In labor disputes, but during the short time the arbitration law haa been in operation In New Zealand It appears to have worked well. Under the act tn question tho colony Is dlvl led Into districts. A Board ot Concilia tion, composed of an equil number of workmen and employers, can b? constituted In any district, and over this Is a special e-ntral tribunal, which possesses appellate functions, and whose decision Is final. The Arbitration Court Is presided over by a Judge of the Su preme Court ot New Zealand, and he Is assisted by two assessors, similar to the practice in our own Admiralty Court. One of thea assessors Is chovn by the employ ers, the other by the workmen. The trades unions have power to sue, and are liable to be themselves sued, not only the union funds being attachable, but the Individual members of It responsible to the extent of 10 each should th common fund fall to cover the llabl ltles. The penalty for the non-observance of the award Is limited to f 300. No strike or lockout has occurred since the act has been In operation. Hawaiian Woman 133 l'eara Old. From the San Francitco Chronicle. TIOSOI.CLU, Sept. 4. The oldest Inhsbltant of Hawaii, and probably the oldest human twin in the world who has retained most of her facul ties. Is a native woman residing In this city, the story of whose life became known througn the efforts of Alatau T. Atkinson, editor of tha HaxraUan Star and general superintendent of tho census just completed. Her name is Kenoo leloApau, and her age. from the most authen tic reckoning, 121 years. Crippled two years ago by a fall which dislocated her thigh, this ancient specimen or humanity can chat Intelligently about eventa that occurred more than a century ago, can see a coin in a prospective, donor's hand clear across the room, and can patch clothing as deftly as any of her great-groat-grandchlldren. She is getting purblind, but her general health is good and hcrappctifefnir. She Is confident that if she had not had thnt rail she would have been still able to be useful. She volunteered the in formation that she remembered the rilcKlnn nf tbo well In Kau. and that sho was a child nt the time, similar to a child running about the boti-e. a child of between O and 7 venrs This event occurred in 1781. and Isdcscrlbod in Fornanclcr s History. This would mako bor l'J'J ears old, according to exact calculation. Too Mas; to Steal. From tho Geneva Courier. The following story of a Yates county farmer will give one somo idea of tho iinnuin-e yield or peaches In this section of tho State. The said farmer had so many peaches that ho did not know how to get rid of them. Not wanting them to rot on bis grounds, he picked several bushel baskets of the fruit. plHced them In his wagon,,and drovo out Into tho roadway. Ills plan was to fall asleep by the roadside, so that tho small boys would have a chance to steal hit peaches. Upon awaking what was his dis may to find that tho boys had emptied the fruit out of the baskets and stolen the baskets. round Peace la War. From the Atlanta Comtitutlon. Peace has come at lost to It. C. Young, the veteran of ninny hard-fought bittlos and many domestic Intlllrltics. Yesterday he was granted a total divorce in tho Superior Court bofore Judge I.umpkln, and ho departed from tho Court House wreathed I happy smiles. "The onlv peace I over found since I was married," said oung In his court petition, "was when I was in tho thick nf the light during 'GO and 'l! I was then a soldier and as absent from home,'' A Strange Uun Accident, From fae ATnnsas City Timet. LAMAIt, Mo.. Sept. 18.-Dnv!d Itcsford. a ret Went or Liberal, was accidentally shot In the right breast to-day and died within an hour. Hotookagtin to tho barnyard to kill a hawk, and set it down upon the ground, the ruuzzls resting against his side. Whilo shelling corn ,0li . , "hlckens be dropped an car of corn, which struck the trigger, discharging the gun. A Darky. Proor Uea Coop. JYora the Atlanta Constitution. A man In Cartcsyllle purchased ho gallows on which a man was hanged and built a henn.-rv or the lumber. He has never hud a thickcu stolen from It, and t is said that tho colorid brother won t go within a block of It If ho can possibly avoid doing so. Demand Tor Old-raabloned Rag Carpet. From the Kenntbeo Journal. It Is said tbe old-fashioned rag carpet Is again coming Into ravor. A South Waldoboro woman ii.iii0 put ,n B n5w fl' shuttlo loom to stuy tiy the Increase In orders, L- : naat.