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i ns ' r ,, . iff i . 5 fe SATURDAY, OCTOBER SO, 1897. I'. II I f II if our fritnde teao our us urtth mansuwHats for t 1 r jmclleation scisMo lacs rfjtcltd artMtt tt turned, f'-, I V( lki must (n all oases nd stamps for that purpoit. fc I w Beyond Gcorgo's Grave. S H 7 In an election so absorbing as tbat for k I e Mayor of Now York tho bIiocU from tbo ' f death of any leading candldato Is felt I f throughout tho following of all his rivals. ; I ft Bo It Is upon tho death of IIks'iiy Geoiiok, Si.", man of facile, visionary, but sincere ralnd, f ; V behind whom tho fortunes of politics had K : I Is Just arrayed In tho Greater New York the I' ; - wcll-nlgh solid strength of Bryanlsm. It Is a pathetic ending of a notable career. I'x ft Amid the new perplexities and uncertain , : I' tics which l.his event has precipitated upen if' T tho campaign thero looms up mora lmproa f. f Blvo than ever, not at George's grave ' k where tho ghoul of tho Citizens' Union was early struggling for tho votes of George's jf- i followers, but on Its own unmovable basis, jr ft the solid rock of Republicanism. On that t '; 'I; rest tho principles of tho St. Louis platform, Pi i w; tho continuous partisanship of law and fii order and the material prosperity that k, g dines to Ihcmonly.thestrengthof apowor-' f' III i ul organized party, and tho gallant states i ijlt'1 rnanwhoso puhllcilfo makes him as worthy 5 1 a representative of the Republican army as g ! can be found within the city's borders, i tf Gen. Thacv stands for no man nllvo j K J; or dead, but for tho sound principles of j 1 democratic government that have under 7 l lain tho republic from tho beginning, and ..; I 'tj fe for (he political dispensation which has H I 'll v restored industrial life to tho United States. $ I K I Vote for him for two reasons: "'' I 'II 1 First, because tho government of tho l ll t Greater Xew York that will follow his elec ta h& j, tlon will bo better, and more fruitful of i if. benefit to the city than any offered by his k v rivals. R, a h ". Secondly, becauso Tracy's defeat will B Hi 6 nn 'nJ,n7 certainly great, and possl- Ri j"' r bly fatal, to the cause of. good government In, 1 which In 1808 and In 1000 the entire L I country must arouse itself to preserve as it 1 j aroused itself in lS'.Hi. '. jj Our American Shipping. V jp ,- The views presented by Mr. CHARLES H. K Jll '" Champ to the fall convention of the Board J 'j of Trade and Transportation deserve the It ! careful attention of Congress. "While tho ' year 1800, he says, nit ncsscd tho greatest .V I' 'f addition to the world's steam tonnago ever ;- lj l" known in a twelvemonth, It was nearly all ? -ij ' English and German. Baring this present U , year, too, Germany's gain will be tho larg- ' . 1? ." est she has ever known. " Knglaud and Germany foster their ship- 1 . r building Interests by liberal subventions. .' ;' . Wo ouiselvcs began to follow in their steps, ' J I " about seven years ago, but it was only a .! ( beginning. Our oceau-borno commerce is j- f $ f mostly carried on in foreign ships, and to 1' i them we pay the cost of transportation. A , j ,' remedy suggested by some people Is that J f I wo should buy ships In other countries, and f ?if. so alter our national policy as to allow their ; if' registry here. But Mr. Champ points out . ' . that shipbuilding and siiipownlng go hand .. ; '. j In hand. The case of Norway, which gets her 1, J,' steamships in Kuglanil, he declares to bo no j ; real exceptionlo the rule, because herships, 1 ' 5 J transferred to the Norwegian flag for tho ', ;t, purposeof avoiding certain Kngllsh require- . i r '- ments as to loading and manning, and ; j 6 , certain Knglish taxes, are still owned and ij. ? j operated by Bnglish capital. (?' From the infancy of steam navigation ' England has been subsidizing her ships ? ' ' engaged in foreign trade. From 1833 to ; :. 1848, says Mr. CHAMP, she lavished $20, 000,000 in subsidies on her steam mcr- ' T chant marine. From tho last-named year ! onward that poll-y was pushed with I :' great vigor. In 1ST0, when it was deemed r ; ' Important "to take advantage of the war I l k lictwcen Franc and Germany, and also to j mectthp threat of a new American line," I ' the siilsidiesroso to about !f 0,1 'J7,n00. In i I 189.", the amount, including the naval I auxiliary subvention, was $1,455,000. t The total from 1833 to 1895. Inclusive. it paid by the British Government to British j S steamships, is, in Mr. Champ's figures, 'J ,- '-H!,fH!8,000. Some resources have also been derived from our own Government's mail contracts with British ships. To compare with this we have, meantime, ," our Government's mail and other subsidies ' to American steamships, amounting to " a grand total of .f 28,450,730." The contrast with the British amount for tho same I period Is striking. Great Britain even pays subsidies to some steamships which H ' ' ply wholly between foreign ports. Such I A facts and figures carry their own lesson. Ij I British mid French in West Africa. 1 1 , The trnubiu reported to have arisen be- I ;, 1 tween the Knglish and French Govern- ji ' ments about tho boundaries of their respec- , tive spheres of Inilucnce in "West Africa ap- pears to have grown out of something very 5 II . ' like an Imitation of Jameson's raid by of- l I fleers of tho British Niger Company. iM The treaties that havo been made be- !j . . tween England and Franco at different il ' times concerning the Intcrlorof tho Hintcr- j , laud of their settlements on the west coast 1 1 ' of Africa did no more than dellne in a gen 1 J : eral way their separate Interests, as tho I ' natural and ethnical divisions were almost jj ' entirely unknown. Of lato years, however, I the agents of the two Governments havo ! t been actively overrunning the country with i J the object of establishing their claims by ! I treaties with tho native occupants or by 1 1 . fixing military posts In advantageous posl- 'l tlons on the rivers and trade routes. In tho It case of the French tho agents aro In tho Ij direct employ of tho Government, while 1 on tho part of tho British they aro tho I servants of tho Royal Niger Company, I organized and carrying on Its affairs after 1 the stylo and methods of the Chartered I South African Company. This Is tho I oh:bo of u good deal of trouble for tho il French Government, which can never bo I sure whether at any given moment or ou jl auy particular occasion the act of soma M Niger Compuuy olllcial will bo sunnorted ill or repudiated by tho British Government. il j ' Iicuco endless delays, vexatious disputes, i and openings for dangerous couilicts, such I j as that between tho British and French H reconnoitring expeditions behind Sierra H Lcono two years ago lu which the leaders Hj on both sides wcra killed, j The French aro (Irmly established on tho H Upper Niger. What they probably aim at B Is to obtain somu equivalent from tho Brit- H IsbGovemment for their withdrawal north- B ward from certain points In the Illnter- H land of tho Gold Coast settlements. That H equivalent would bo tho River Gambia, B with tha coast southward to some point B , above Sierra I.eouc, if not Sierra Leone B ' Itself with Its dependent settlements. The B jKiifiUali Government would not be likely Bm. -' I to raise any difficulty as to tho cession of tho Gambia River, with Its nar row strip of territory on either bank, Inasmuch as It la aurroundod on all sides by French possessions, and Is qulto useless to England oa a naval or military station on account of Its proximity to the French settlements ou tho Senegal. It would bo different, however, with regard to Sierra Leone, which Is now a fortified coaling and naval station, forming a sort of lair from which English cruisers could Intercept tho communications by sea of Franco nnd other European powers with their Congo and South African settlements In tlmo of war. Unless one" or the other of tho two Govern ments Is desirous of creating a cause of conflict out of this latest African dispute, It will be amicably settled, seeing thero aro as yet no established Interests In tho terri tory Involved which nro liable to bo affected adversely cither way. The despatch of a fofco of regular troops from Lagos to tho prox imity of tho sccno of troublo docs not .iec cssarlly mean an aggressive Intention on tho part of tho British authorities, and It helps to simplify tho situation by bringing tho British and French Governments into direct relations, instoad of tho latter hav ing to deal with an unknown factor In tho shape of tho Royal Niger Company. Forward, Republicans ! The Republican campaign will proceed unchanged In Its course by tho death of Uexiiy Geoiuie. Tho calamity which has befallen his movement nffects in no wlso tho solid Re publican army behind Gcu. Tuacy, except to provoke natural human sympathy for men mourning tho loss of a leader to whom they were passionately devoted. That de votion will now be transferred to his son, nominated in his stead. Gen. Tiiacy's election Is suro with tho Republican party behind him, and, except ing a defection numerically Insufficient for the accomplishment of a treacherous pur pose of destroying that party, there Is such unity all along the line. Never before wero tho Republicans of New York flrcd with a loyalty to their party so iutenso as that now burning within it, and the spirit of Republicans throughout tho Union is inflamed with a liko enthusiasm of do votion. Tho dastardly treachery which seeks to stab tbo Republican party at a moment when victory awaits it in tho greatest and most influential of American cities has served only to make stronger tho determination of Republicans to win against their enemies. Keep close tho line, Republicans, and march forward to victory next Tuesday 1 Is This Man Insane? Mr. John Brooks Leavitt, a lawyer. Is one of the guiding intellects and chosen orators of the Citizens' Union machine. In a speech at a Low meeting on Thursday night Leavitt cried out to tho crowd, " To jail with Tom Pi.att !" and then proceeded to explain that ho possessed evidence suffi cient to procure Senator Pi.att's indict ment under the Penal Codo for blackmail. The victim of the alleged blackmailing was the New York Life Insurance Company. The alleged blackmail amounted to $30,000. Leavitt announced that as soon as there Is in office an honest District Attorney he In tends to move for the indictment and prose cution of the Senator. Mr. John Brooks Leavitt went so far as to name his principal witness, Mr. Tiieo dore M. Banta. Leavitt " did not hear this from Mr. Banta," he explained. "I do not know him. I shall not make public at present tho source of my information, but I am authorized by my Informant to say that Mr. Banta will not deny the fore going statement." The " foregoing statement" is here repro duced, in Leavitt's own language : " A few yeirj ago Senator TnoxAS C. Putt made a demand upon tho New York Life Insurance Company for 1110.000. Tbe directors met Immediately, and. fearful tbat a refusal would result In bostlle legisla tion against tbelr company, they decided to comply with Platt's demand. Theodore M. Dahta. tbeTreaa urer of the company, was ordered to pay tbe money to Mr. I'latt. Mr. Datta, being a courageous man, refuted to make the payment. Tbe Preiddent of the company was in Europe, and tbe directors sent him a cable message, Imploring him to order the Treasurer to pay (80.000 to this man I'latt. " Rack flashed a message to M r. Daxta, ordering him to pay It, but he was otdurate still, and refuted to draw tbe cbeck. In desperation, the directors met again, and a large sum of tbo companrs money was paid to Platt, without, however, Mr. Daxta having drawn a check for tho amount. "Is not this a plain cae for Indictment? t cannot divulge to you my sourco of Information, but I reit erate my statements, one and all; and, furlh-r. I tell you that, though 1 have never met Mr. Raxta, I know that he stands ready to corroborate them.' To a reporterof a yellow journal, after tho meeting, Leavitt added yet another tributo to tho integrity of the gentleman on whoso testimony tho indictment and conviction of Senator Pi.att for blackmail aro to de pend, whenever he, Leavitt, thinks that the proper time has come for him to movo In the matter. "Mr, RAiTAlastlll with the company ns Treasurer. He Is a noble old fellow, and It was Le who saved the company whin President lletiu bod so nearly dragged It down torutu." One more quotation, this time from tho remarks of Mr. Ba.via himself, of whoso honesty and courage Leavitt has spoken so highly, and who, as LEAViTr informed his auditors, " stands ready to corroborate my statements." A reporterof tho 2?tw York Times questioned Mr. Banta about tho story. He replied : "There Is not auy truth In Ic whatever; not a par ticle. It I remember correctlr, some months ago Mr. Leavitt made some similar charge In guarded language. He said then that he bad heard tbat Mr. I'latt had obtained (30,000 from a New York life Insurance company. To my knowledge, no money has evor been paid to Mr Platt, and no demand made by Mr. I'latt on the New York Life Insurance Compauy has ever come under my cognizance." Thero has never been anything quite like this: but thero has never been anybody quite liko John Brooks LEAvrrr. Tho Penal Code applies tohlscaso undoubtedly ; but Instead of crying "To jail with Lea vinT'we Imagine that most humano per sons will designate tho lunatic asylum as tho proper destination of this particular lieutenant of the Hon. S1.TH Low. Tho Straw-Voto iHlot. Tho particular form of political idiocy which finds expression In straw votes has resisted for many years all attempts at amelioration or effaccment. Tho straw voto collector Is of a political typo sepa rate and distinct; ho is, uniformly, a man without auy political Influence or follow ing. Such Is liis marked characteristic and distinguishing attributo that by reason of it he is more readily qualified to " poll," at great and unnecessary wasto of time and toll, the predilections and preferences of others in order to mislead, No matter how ofteu tho futility of straw votes, as tho guide to public senti ment, is shown ; no matter how often the i.t..,l,'i I, -..I-'-' '.if !.. 1 MH1.11 f l'-" .... absurd Inaccuracy of such conjectures I demonstrated, and no matter how frequent ly tho results of tho official voto aro con trasted with the straw vote, so-oallcd, tho Btraw-voto collector, tho Jack-In-tho-box of every exciting and un certoln canvass, reappears with his mis leading scores and enjoys nn undeserved prominence until election day. Originally, tho freest field for tho straw-voto Idiots was found In rail road trains upon which thero wero no aafo means of cscapo by pestered passengers from tho attentions of tho mau-with-tho-pad. In this respect tho collator of prefer ences vied with tho candy boy, tho popcorn boy, and tho newspaper boy, familiar to all American travellers. Aftcrtheso Itinerants had announced sweet caramels, popcorn, peanuts, and weekly papers, and whllo tho passengers wero In a position of ncrvo less helplessness permitting of no escape, tho straw-voto man camo along with a poll perhaps something liko this: "On the Shenandoah Valley expreit running be tween Washington and Louisville, a alraw poll showed these results: Drtax, 403; McKixlct. 1. The McKlnley man slated that he was undecided and might after all vote for Bbtah." Or, perhaps: "A passenger on the Wellfteet local of tbe Cape Cod division of tbe Old Colony took a straw vote on Thursday afternoon with the result following: IlcEMUT, Oi Brta, 81 Dcitlst, BIO. One of the nontloy men reported that 'It was this way all through New England.' " On steamboats, especially at times wh.cn they aro far from shore, tho straw-voto man has enjoyed a certain Immunity. An other field for his baleful operations has been the jury room when tho jurors wero locked lu. In Taylor's Falls, Mich., during the last political canvass, thero was a poll made of a jury with this result: "McKixlet. 0j Drya, 1; Palmer, 11." Tho absurdity of such computations, visible to every one else, is not observed or observable by tho straw-voto idiot. Just now this individual is mora than usually busy taking polls of pedestrians on crowded streets of New York during business hours and getting tho Mayoralty preferences of suburban residents who havo no votes In Now York. Unquestionably, Setii Low, whose grotesque canvass has many elements of appeal to tho unsophisti cated, Is a prlmo favorite to tho straw-poll idiots; and thero need bo no great surprise that ho should poll a largo voto among them, or that they should seo In him a can dldato very much to their liking. In like manner Wash IIesinu appealed with almost irresistible force to the straw poll men of Chicago; but, as maybe remem bered, he had on election day in that city a Btraw vote. It was mado up of straw fol lowers. There was no substance to It. Tho Wcylcrlsts at Havana. It may yet bo necessary for Spain to em ploy ner army in uuua against, tuo cyier party there. Tho leaders of that party havo declared their unyielding opposition to the policy which the new Captain-General Is empowered to put into execution. They have sent to Spain their protests ngalnst that policy. They havo got up demonstrations against it at Havana. In proclaiming their determination to resist it, they havo used threatening language, even declaring that they will resort to force to prevent its application. They will havn no autonomy, no reform, no truckling to the rebels. They aro for Wcylerism to tho last, backed up by the Havana Volunteers and the Casino EspaQol. We do not know whether Captain-General Blanco has the courago to deal with tho powerful elements of opposltiou that exist at Havana, and that havo been organized since Weyler's downfall. If they attempt to enforce the declarations which they havo made, he will cither have to use his army against them or surrender to them and no tify his Government that he cannot carry out his orders. It is not impossible that Spain's war upon Cuba may yet be brought to an end in an unexpected manner. Of course Weyler has done all ho could ever since his removal to encourage and strengthen the exasperated Weylerlbt par ty; but he is too big a coward to take the leadership of it against Blanco. Low and Corporation Money. In his speech at tho Clermont Avenue Rink in Brooklyn last week Mr. Low ut tered this praise of the superior virtue of himself and the other superior and super fine beings of the Citizens' Union: "The Citizens' Union In New York have taken the ground tbat tbey would not allow tbelr candidates 10 contribute any money, and neither will tbey accept any money from corporations." As on ally of Bryanlsm Mr. Low Is con sistent In girding at corporations. Among his own supporters there Is a sentimental squad as well as a Socialist squad, and a yawp emitted against corporations tickles tho souls of tbeso capital-hating henchmen of a capitalist. But was Mr. Low's remark about tho lofty scorn of the Citizens' Union for tho money bags of corporations as in genuous and absolutely and eternally vera cious as tho words of a Sunday school teacher ought to bo? Where dops tho Citi zens' Union get tho money, the mighty big pile of money, with which it Is carrying ou Its war against tho business Interests of New York? Who greases tho wheels? Where do the eminent citizens nnd klckfrs get tho monoy which they dump Into tho C. U. contribution boxes? They get a good deal of it from corpora tions. They arc, almost to a man, officers or agents or stockholders of corporations. A large part of tho largo contributions to the cause of virtue and Setii Low Is de rived from tho earnings of corporations. The Citizens' Union cannot be better than Setii Low, for nothing can be, Setii Low, as a private citizen, doesn't refuse to take dividends from corporations. AVhy should tho Citizens' Union, which exists for tho purpose of glorifying and spreading Setii Low, pretend to look upon corporation money as tainted? The Situation Practically Unchanged, Tho sudden death of Henry George on tho day before tho practical closo of tho electioneering of tho campaign Is not likely to arrest the political movement of which ho was tho leader, Tho prompt decision of the managing committee of tho Jefferson Ian Democracy to nominate his son and namesako In his place leaves tho ticket nominally unaltered. The assumption of Low, as soon as ho heard tho mournful news, that ,ho could admlnlstcron the political estateof Henry Georqe as his natural political legatee was both indecent aud preposterous.. The situation so far as concerns Gen. Tracy Is thus entirely unchanged. Gen. Tracy Is still confronted by a divided enemy, and tho Republican party, which has been growing steadily in the Greater New York of recent Years, Is strong enough. to elect him under such circumstances. Tho prevalenco of tho Low Bentlmcnt among tho Republicans has bean greatly exoggerated, as tho canvasses of tho rcg. lstcrcd voters by tho party managers, both hero and In Brooklyn, havo proved so conclusively. Inquiries Instituted by TnE Sun during tho last two days confirm tho accuracy of thoso canvasses by showing that tho Low defection Is far less Important than It has been represented, and that Gen. Tracy Is holding firmly the great body of Republicans. Tho Republicans, therefore, havo every reason to remain Bongulne. Tho Gcorgo movement continues to sap tho strength of Tammany Hall. Low's vote, such as It Is, will como chiefly from Democrats. The Republicans havo tho greater Incentlvo to hold together because of tho Infamous at tempt to disrupt their party, and with such unity as careful examination shows toexlstat theprcscnttlmoGen. Tracy will be elected. Tho contest Is still botween Tammany and tho Republican party, between Tracy and Van- Wyck. A Disgraceful Exhibition. It is manifest that tho only hopo of tho Low crowd Is that they will bo able to draw off enough votes from tho Republican party to beat it. That animus appears un mistakably in all the nowspapors support ing Low; It betrays Itself In his own speeches nnd In tho electioneering ha rangues of his spellbinders. As tho election approaches, tho Tribunt, for Instance, throws off! all disgulso and exhibits the nakedness of Its malignity. It Is trying simply to beat' the Republican party, and with that end In view Is pursu ing exactly the tactics of tho Evening Post and tho A'eiu York Times, both avowedly tho bitterest enemies of tho Republican party. Of tho yellow journals, ono Is an honest opponent, but tho other is pretend ing to support Low and " good govern ment" as a method of hitting a side blow at tho Republican party. There is no honesty in the Low canvass. It Is only a cover for a dastardly assault on the Republican party. If there was any doubt of tho utter cold blooded, selfish egotism o( Setii Low, that doubt was removed by his own words yesterday. L'ndor tho urotouco of praising IlF.Nnv Qeoiuie lie mndo this brutal and shameless bid for the ticorca ote: " In view of Mr. Oeoroi's death, I wish, therefore, to say to tho people or the city that I ahall give myself to this contest in tbelr behalf with a new and higher resolve, as though I bad recehod it aa a last charge from hli dylug lips." N'o further revelation ot the temperament and character of Mr. Low is needed. lie has be trayed nnd destroyed himself. lie whimpers by tho doathbed and stretches out bis hand for the hoped-for Inheritance. Ho will not get it, but he will t'et a vast amount of public contempt. It ought to bo true and It Is not wrong to asaiuno it to botruo that a number of members of the TwlllRht Club are for Low. Ho is a son of the dusk, a godlet fadine In tho twilight of tho KOdkins. The unhcaltbful, pale, and Billow sort of politics which he represents belongs to dimness; and tho aspirations of his henchmen forofllce typify the hunger ot tho hour before dinner when tho fact of dinner is uncertain. Tho resolution passed by tho Citizens' Union In regard to the death of Henry Qkorqb Is saturated with characteristic hypocrisy. Hera Is the essential part of It: " We tender to his family our sincere condolence, and to his followers tbe genuine sympathy of sol dlers In the same battle for political supremacy." The mean and sneaking attempt of Setii Low and tho Mugwump squud to make HETn Low tho political heir ot Hhmiy GROitoils tho most disgusting thing In the whole Low campaign of falsa nretcnecs and sham superior morality. Why, these fellows who want the rest of their community to how donn beforo them haven't common decency. The Low wheel parade to-night ought to be an able show. Tho Cltlzona' Union Is fuller of wheels in proportion to its numbers than any other known organization. No lanterns or other lights will bo used, tho candidate's celebrated aureole furnishing all tho Illumination requlrod. Tho Cuban patriots can no more bo bribed than they can bo conquered by Spain. There is no chance for tho success of "gold- brick" operators within the lines of the armed Cubing. Hpaln's promises are as worthless In Cuba as they were when she muds and repudi ated them there twenty years ngo. If any Span ish agent has a corruption fund of 10,000,000 pesetas, he had bolter not venture Into any Cuban camo with It. for tlen. Maximo Gomez has given warning that ha will hang any man who shall approach him la tho Interest of the enemy. Tho enmpaign of the Citizens' Union has been ACUmpilgnof tdUCAtloU. JAMEMltUILOMaERRYXOLPB. Well, you folks need considerable education, and you aro going to get a severe course of It next Tuesday. Tho Hon. I'nYNNE CoxE of Good Govern ment Club C writes us as follows : "You may say from me and for me that I'nTtfiB Cote despairs of his country. I have put my Intel lect, mj noblest emotions, all my powers (not to speak of bets amounting to ion) at tbo service of Setii Low. I bad hoped that the people would see their best Interests and rally around blm. The peo lu are blind. They do not want to see. They do not see tbe finest figure on tbe horizon. But mark my words. Setii Low is beaten. I alrolt It with more sorrow than tbe words Imply. Hut with hint will disappear tbo lost hope of rational govern nent, by which I mean government by a select, cultivated, and uecesiarlly small ilass, an upper class, It you will, competent to goern. The jeo pie will not have It, Their blood be upon tbelr own heads. I'ersonslly I shall not attempt to do anything more for them, and I think the general feeling In tbe Unlou Is the same aa my own. We have done our best to persuade the people to be governed by those who know bow to govern them. They don't want It. Tho fools I I leave this country, next Satur day, probably forever." Mr. Coxu's excitement is natural, but tbo country is siifo. He will como hack when his letter of credit has been spelled to tho last letter. So tho Hon. J. Kennedy Tod, tbo Low bursar, says that thero is all V 0 money In tho strong box that tho friends of Vlrtuo can use. Thero will bo a grin upon tbo austere face of History as she records tho fact that tho great Morningslde immovable motcment was greased with more money nnd got less votes In propor tion than uuy other great Mugwump fixture en tered upon tho lodger of fugacious time. I know what I am talking about. Haixklu jaii Hill. Nobody else knowB what you are talking about. It Is pleasant to turn away for a moment from tbo ordinary things of life and say a word of kindly welcome and temporary farewell lo tho Dioscuri of Cook county, tho Hon. Hath Hochu John and iho Hon. IliNKV Dink. New York is getting to ho rather thickly settled, and tbo vWt to It of wholo DurllamcnU ot statesmen and federations of philosophers would attract little notice. Uut suppose that Francis Hacon and Uooeh Uacon, conquering all difficulties of chronology and becoming synchronous, camo to this town; or suppose that RICHELIEU and OliVBR Chom wki.i, who must know each other well by means of the roiuuiiees of Father Dcmab, wero " stopping," as thoy say In Chicago, at tbo Park Avenue Hotel. The proienco of such Intel lects would ba welcomod by all Now York. So has the presence of the Hon. Hath Uousbs John and tbe Hbn. Hinkv Dink been welcomed. They aro the porfoct flower of Chicago states manship. Their names hnvo long been cele brated with duo rlto by Tur. Sun nnd all other connoisseurs of genius. It will bo a hap plnoss to think that these chief men of Chicago have gone up and down In our Mrccts and not been buncood. The lecturers of tho Citizens' Union ought to begin to instruct their hcarors In re gard to first aid to tho Injured. An nmbulnnro corps should be organised at onco. Resides, thero should bo a wrecking wagon sen leo. Tho fragments ot a boom and a reputation need to bo carted away. O, dear, what can the matter be? Tho Hon. Alfred It. Conki.ixo told tome awe struck Cits In llrootuo ttrcct, near Kjsox, tho other night, that ho would stnnd up for them and, if nceossary, strike till thn Inst armed too expired. "Should any ono attempt to Intimi date you, or In any mniinerwhntsooer endeavor to coerco you," cried Alfred tho (Iroat, "como tomyofllco and I will seo to H that redress Is obtained." Wholstrjing to Intimidate thoC. U. t Tho concern Is thoroughly frightened, and had better go to Alfred tho Great in a body. Tho toad may have his admirers, and his glftof puffed sclf-constiuusness is well known; but his best friends. If he has any, will not pre tend that ho can run well. TnASKSUIVlXO I'llOCLJiMATlOlf. Tho Fresldent Designate Ibursday. gov. 33, na Tbnnbsslvlng liny. WAsniNOTON, Oct 20. Tho President to-day Issued the following Thanksgiving proclama tion: Bv the rrtitttent of the Vnittd State: In remembrance nf Ood's goodness to us during the past year, which has been so abundant, "let us offer unto Htm our thanksgiving and pay our vows to the Most High." Under Ills watchful providence Indus try has prospered, the conditions or labor have len Improved, the rewards of the husbandman have been Increased, and the comforts of our bumes multiplied. Ills mighty baud has preserved peace and protected the nation. Respect for law and order bos bce'u atrengthened, love of free Institutions cherlsbad, and all sections of our beloved country brought luto closer bonds ot fraternal regard and generous cooperation. For these great benefits It is our duty to praise the Lord In a spirit or humility and gratitude, and to offer up to lllni our mo t earnest supplications. Tbat v e may acknowledge our oMlgatlou as a peo ple to lllm who has so graciously granted us the bless'ngs of free government and material prosperity, I, William McKlnley. l'rcsldent of the United States, do hereby desUnate and set apart Thursday, the XSth day of November, fur national thanksgiving and prayer, which all of the people aro Invited to obecn e with appropriate religious services In their respcctlso places of worship. On this day of rejoicing and do mestlu reunion let our prayers ascend to tbe Giver of every good and perfect gift for tbe contlnuanco of Ills love and favor to us, that our hearts may bs filled with charity and good will, and that we may be ever worthy of Ills beneficent concern. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of th United States to be affixed. Done at tbe city ot Washington this twenty-ninth day of October, lu the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ulnety.sevon, and ot tbo ludepend enco of tbe United States the one hundn-d and twenty-second. Wiluah McKiil.tr. By the President: Jon.t Sdebiux, Secretary of State. CABIXET DISCUSSES SPAIS'S XOTE. Xm Action to Ba Taken Until the Full Test Uai lleeu Received. WisniNOTON, Oct. 20. At to-day's Cnhlnct meeting It was agreed thnt no action could bo taken with propriety in regard to tho answer of tho Sagasta Ministry to Minister Woodford's noto until tho full text of the answer had been reculvod by mall. Tho Spanish communication Is Are times longer than Iho abstract cabled by Oen. Woodford to Secretary Shcrm.in. Tho members of the Cabinet had their first opportu nity at the session of hearing tho grounds as sumed by Spain. There was some discussion of the character of the answer, and tho general opinion was that Sagasta was evasive, but showed a friendly disposition. Whllo thero was much dissatisfaction expressed thnt tho noto was not more explicit in Its terms, tho feeling among tbe Cabinet was that It did not entirely reject the right of this country to assume tho attitude of mediator. Just what will be done by the Administration when the text of tho noto is received by mail mis not indicated In nn definite way, but thero was a disposition exprewed to refer tho wholo Cuban question to ConRres for settlement. Tho President and his advisers aro urntltied over tho prospect of a speedy change in the tin hapoy condition of the non-comb. iiantn who nro starvlngln tho big towns under tho terms ot Weyler concentration order, nnd they believe that the Introduction of the Liberal party's re forms will also mark the beginning of more hu mano methods of dealing with tho insurgents ami those suspected of complicity in tho rebellion. Usee Fabula lloeet. Once rjpon a tlmo thero was a worthy man; and being about to wed, his friends prepared a great feast with abundance, of viands and wine. Dut upon tho cvo thereof it enmo about that ho died, whero it thero was loud lamentation nnd walling, for ho was hold in much esteem. And thinking of the goodly feast they pondered until one slid: "Lo, thero Is our neighbor without that will also wed this night and bath but indif ferent fare. I yet us bestow tbo viands and tho wine upon him that he may wax merry!" Uut when they entered tho plaeo of tho feast to take it thence, behold there was tho neighbor aforo Bald seeking to carry away all that bad been mado ready. Whereupon they fell uron him and they did heat him so soro that be as liko to forego being wedded at all, and wcntempiy away. UOltAL. Even Iho natural Hog may sometimes outdo itself in Indecency. Japaus Cadmean llrtory. From th6 Tokto Jiji Shimto. The Jspanese, people are somewhat Intoxicated by their country's success In tho lato war w 1th China. Men that grew suddenly rich during the w nr, or 1 n amassed wealth by taking clever advantage of the conditions arising on tho sequel of tbtt war, appear to think that no further exertions are uetdid; tbat tin) time has come to cat, drluk, and be merry; that building handsome houses, latlug out beautiful gar dens, collecting works or art, foimlug reunions of dilettanti, and erecting monuments, are the eldi f businesses of life. Others ntlre on their gains and devote themselves solely to est,e an 1 !uxur. Yet the truth Is that although the Stato bos undoubtedly beeu raised by Its warlike successes to a puslllou of consideration In the world, aud has obtained unmls. ston to the comity of nations, Its dinicultlis haso been augmented In a very much larger ratio than Its prestlgti bu been Increased. Tbe lies II and football. 'nun the M'estmtmter Gaz'tle, The rector of l'akcflrld, uear Lowrrloft, objects to football on theological grounds. Ho ): "The various attractive ageiu'ies at work lu thu direction ot amusoineuls amoog young men are devhos of thn devil, and or them all none piesmts such In sidious evils as football matches. These things 1 auso people to forsake the means of grate. Tbodevlllsa successful practitioner, and It any lu this cxtntrrga tlon prefer attendance at a footlmtl match In gdug 10 prayer meeting they belong to butau's flock," The White Ilhlnoierosrs or Sfrlra. From the African llti Irir, We hope tbat the rrceut action of the Natal author ities Infinlug two Europeans 1IS0, with the slti-i na tive of twelve mouths' Imprisonment, fur utmutlug two white rhinoceroses la ZuluUml, may bo taken as an earnest that governing aulhnrltlis generally throughout boutu Africa lull ud to put a slop to the reckless shooting of big game. Tho Century Magnzinr for Sin ember I a p" markaUe number, as a ri'ia'tlllouof will a part nf us table of contents will prose. Th" number npitu with an unbegun and uneuded article on " Mrs. I'am erou, Her Friends aud lhr Photographs." l'r..f lleury r. Osborn and Mr. William II. ll'llnu ilrsi rllu the life and work of Edward HrluWer Cope, Mrs Uurtou Harrison begins a new not el, "doml Ameil cans." There aro poems by Hret llarle nd J Wall comb ltlley, and, most linportaut or all anacmint .if Andree's night Into the unknown, an 1 ei V'nMer Terrell's Interview with the .lultuu II Is ail unusual number. 1 TBE HOPE ASH THE KEAL1TT. Tne r.n Ktn-ctnllon or the iw Men In Brooklyn Unaltered In Farts. ToTHBKoiTon orTne SfN-.svpj Delng a member of tho Ilcntiullcan orgniilrtllon.I havo been very busy working foi theii,ress of the Ilcpubllcan ticket, nnd hive had no tlmo to at tend meetings: but last night a 1 iw meeting was held In my neighborhood, nnd I nenlnrounil to hear what they had to s tj. After hearing tho Chairman stalo tint there wns not ipnrtlcloof doubt tint Mr. Low would rctohe thavutoof tho 137,000 who, ho claimed, sIkhoiI iho unify ing petition, together with oer loo iKHl more, and after honring him any that .Mr. Low was nominated tho llrst tlmo by a llcpuUlc.m con vention, nnd after honrlm: a lot of slni Inr stuff from othor speakers, being somewhat weary. I wont outside, v,hcro 1 found ono of tlio Ijw loaders anxiously waiting for omn of the biff guns who had promised to talk for tliun I havo always wanted lo know what p-nctlral reasons tho Low men could give for In Icvltnr thnt ho would bu elected, so I souni'nl t Is leader by reminding him of nnol her hide endeiit movement fortho election of a Maor of Brook lyn In which ho was engaged, nnd of bin telling ma how suro ho wns of wluulnirut tli.r lime, nnd what tho result was on clei linn ilnv. Alter ho had staled that tho conditions wero illPerent now and that l.uw would cnrr our clictlun district, I asked him how tiiu'iy olcn Uw would got In tho district. W ell, lie didn't know, but It would ho a good iiiaiij. What per cent, of the votes. I asked, will Lmv get! lie didn't know, hut ho hud tn.kid w.thn great ninny men and thoy woro all Tor Low, I neked him how many ho had talked with, nnd ha didn't know: hu hmlu't counted, llu then nuked mo how uinnv had registered, and 1 told him. and also told lilm that 11 canvass nf lhcdls: trlct had ecu madu and thnt, giving the lienctlt of the doubt Inmerj cuso lotholxiw men, wo found that we would h ivo at least two and a half votes forTraiy to every one for Low, width was true. Now. If nny Hcpulill nn who Is In doubt which candldoto will reielvo the majority of the Ito publican votes, nil ho hns todo Is to nsk tho Low leader nf tils district tho questions I .sked, and ask the Ilcpubllcan district lender what iho result of the canvass wa, nnd ho w 111 soun Hud what thu estimates of tho Low moil nrcwoilh. If he can't draw a lolial (oni'lnslon he will probably vnto for Low. If ho can ho will vole fur lien. Tracy, All thu 1nv cstlmatts aro mndo In the saniii way, and havo always been I..I..I. la. !.,, u.i.Mn ,..,- .,. tl.n l,wli.,..niln,il. .....1 (iimiv ill tnu rr.iitw ,, ,,. nj uiu imii )iuiiuuni. ittii, the rewult nt tho pollis linsalwajHoecn the Xante, und we lmvo nlwus heard tlnil "the conditions nro different this tune." Republicans, voto for Oen. Tracy and wo win! TltUE llLUK. llltooKLYN, Oct. 23. Low as .llaynr or llrooblyn. To the r.niToa or The vrStr: I understand It to be a fact tbat In exercising bis appointing power whon Mayor of Urooklyn, M r. Setii Low tried toevailo tbe statute, so far as It prulcitcd his appoluteea from arbitrary removal by blm, by exacting from the ap polnteo at tho time or his appointment a signed resig nation with the date left blank tor XI r. Low to OU In win never he saw tit. To any lawyer it would seem perfectly plain that If this action upon his part iia 1 been put before the pub lic In Its true light a month or tw u ago, It would have rendered his nomination by any respectable body of citizens absolutely Impossible. It was a direct viola tion or the spirit at least. If not ot the letter, of his oath of office. The Legislature hnd made thi-se statu tory enactmints for the very purposo ut proventlng what Mr. Low tried to secure. It Is no answer to say tbat this scheme of Mr. Low's lnsolved so futile a subterfugo that any court would have brushed asldo tbe resignation as so mucn wasto paper If the appointee had chosen to repudlato It and to hold on to his ofilco otter Mr Low had tried to use It. Tho obtaining of aucu resignation at the time of the appolntnu ut was clearly against public policy as an attempt to nullify tiro effect of the statute. This law was fftabllshed for a publlo reason. and It cannot bj contravened by this private agreement. (People vs Supervisors. 00 Hun.. 335.) It also came dangerously near the doctrine laid down In the courts of this Stato lu relation to corrupt bargains to secure public onice. (l'eonle vs. Supervisors, 00 nun 32". anil; People vs. Thornton, '.'S Hun., 4M1.) These considerations have peculiar force In the present canvass, for Mr. Low distinctly states that his only rlatform will be bis oulh of office. It Is tbsre fore or vital consequence that the reople should know how be has construed that oath In tbe past. XkW VorUC, Oct. 120. COUSCLLOB AT LAW. Tbe San Francisco ('llliens' Committee VTaa Utiselnsh. To TnE Editor or The Svsstr: In tho Timet of this dato I read a communication signed "It. O." referring to tho "People's Party," more, generally known as tho Citizens' Committee of San Francisco in the "before-the.war" days. Having considerable knowledge of tho situation in San Francisco after tho work of tho second Vlgllanco Commtttco w as con cluded, and as tbo nines' correspondent also seems to be conversant therewith, I am surprised tbat be should havo omitted an all Important detail of the organization of the San Frunctsco Cltlzcus' Commit tee, and should have draw n a broad parallel between that and tbe so-called Citizens' Union now strug gling for tho offices of Greater New York. In tbe Cltlren,' Committee of ISan Francisco each member thereof was pie iged not to accept any nom ination while a member of the committee, nor for a Xierlod two years thereafter. Caudllates Indorsed by It were selected from cither of the two na tional political parties. Tbe lonimltteo did not seek to build up a machine or parly, but did see to It that the beat men were selected. The SanKrancUco CHI sens' Commlttio was unselfltih and patriotic lu Its work. Can any thinking man find In the Citizens' Union In this city a parallel on nny lino except that ofuamc? Hero wo llnd tho Cltlzcus' Union resolved Into a machine, though of poor workmanship, to bo sure, and the members thereof lighting therewith, not ror the best candidates of the regular parties, but for themaelter, uudor u cloak uf pretence tn all that Is good nnd virtuous lu municipal government. Verily a great contrast Instead of a parallel with the work of tbe ban Frumlscoiuniuilttce. New Yottk, Oct. JO. w. E. J. Cen, Hamilton's Kiprrlcnre. To the EntTon or Tun Sin Sir.- I addressed our Democratic frlen Ib at sixth th slreot aud Third ave nue a few evenings tuo lu the Interest of Greater New York. Tbey entertained me kindly. I said that beth Low politically was ou the same pedestal as Aaron Ilurr when he proposed to defeat Thomas Jefferson as 1'resldi nt. After many ballots In tbe House, Ali-xauder Hamilton, thejo lllcat "machine" of the federalist party, prevailed upon the Federal Ists to vote forThotuas Jiffcrson, aud ho waselected Tresliknt und Aaron Iturr brcimo Vlce-Presldeut, Kor this, though tbey, Aaron llurr and Alexander Hamilton, walked arm lu arm anl were associate coun-el often together. Hamilton gavo his life blood at Wechanken. N.J, I stravvd luto a "Tiara Itepubllcan Club," falsely called straight Republican s-eth Low for Mayor. A tallow mo kcr. probably a paid creature ot Columbia College or uulverslt), praised Beth Low as If tho Angil Oabrlcl did blow. It vtas acovv Low, a bull's bollow. He talked of tlen. Irucy as having a head so rmall that tho halt' r would slip off! but Oeorgc Henry tlcorge had the Iracia on him, or brlK bins on blm f, r Tracy w as In a breeches buoy. I could not stand It. I pollnrv sul'l good evening to tbe Chairman aud longwludid speaker and pissed ' down tho aisle, remarking ll.nl (jcu. Tracy was lu tbe i troo a and Hull Low nun here. I think Tracy U lu tho traces for Muyor of Oriatcr Ntw York, home Impolite remarks wero made by thn speaker. Ho was u Columbia L'ulverslty pup, I suppose. He spouleil loud for Soth Iaiw, but thu butloof the Ilcpubllcan party made the dog low), Mill II eii IIimhtoi, Nlw Yok, Oct, S7. Major lieu. uls . U H. A. Cltlsene' I'nlon UorLliig Ills Tsnisssr To the EriToit ox The Sis-Sir: In my Assembly dlstth't lean provo by affidavits that If tbe captains of the Cits' Union cannot get jou to vote for hi th I,nw, all they ask then Is that jou vote tl.o Tammany ticks t. Here Is an Instance Mr. Mirtlu Hrlomous, ilsllaut Seventy-sixth slrcet. cui.taln of tbo Cits' Union of the Third ill ctluu dl.irlit of the Iwentj. elglilh Asseinblydlstrlct, went this innrr.lug to a good Hcpublkuii, Mr. Charles Hair, UU Last bovcniy. seventh street, an. I worked ham In tiying tu get blm to voto for Jor-ona I. Oreen for Assembl) in thu Tam many ticket. Thero are other i ascs too mum r m lo mention I apjesl to Hie eopl In the ri mi -eighth AMcmMy district not to puy an atlrnllon l lbs j l II.' I'nluii eaiivasscis, foi ib.'v reprcki lit nop hi' 1- ! i .1, duly a determination tn defeat tin Itipublliuu j.nriy ! vvurkiug fur Tuiunmuv Hall I Mill AXIII.nn. I Cirsldent Last hide Cltzciis' League. lomtii nth I'ou I gn si District. I .-. Villi., Oct, us, I I TclTI, Viellrr.l Co. More Tolled. T"TH riiiTniiiiKTiiE hrs-Hir; '1 lie li il'""' man rami vistcrdny lo'lertt Will, r. Co 'uu,i t.nk j vi.m 1 nf iiii-h'.'isi' ami ton II vi'iiir ria.j M. I.'in. 80 Viu Wick. I1 iieurge, in I rill I'll .rfiirg'.l lo i tilil .h ll Inn of tlo I .MV 1 iim a vi.teo imIcc, I hi') Were tw an. vas lo w,u ). bkv, Yvug, Oct, VV, , tub xrssty of tjib epidemic. National Qnar-nutlne n necessity, M To Tint KniTonorTiiB Bvs-SIr- The sense- less ncore of tho present year hns demonstrated: 1 thn necessity for nNinlform system of quarantine) 1 for all portions of Iho I'nltcd Ktales. Tho ad- I ministration at Iho different Gulf ports 1 find Is K conducted In tho Intcrost uf the business carried on at that port. I havo conversod with per on who wero pnssongcrs from Central American . ports, whero local fever existed, and the mi crobes they brought with them wero not dis turbed by nny process of Inspection or disinfec tion nt tho Mohilo quarantine. In fact, whots tho tlmo of detention did not eveoed thirty min utes, It would bo Imposslblo to know what th steamer contained coulrohi d of publlo health. An cjtperlonco of 100 years, covered by observa tions of my ancestors and myself, hns establsbed tho fact that of tho thousands of men who hnvo sailed fro'lt tho United States to th fever ports of tho Western Contlnens nnd West India Islands not one wbb los who followed the well-known rules o ship sani tation. Of the hundreds, yes. thousands, 1 hav personally known, tho only ltvos lost wero In Unitad States ports, notably In tho olden tlme In Jsow Orleans and Mobile. Namos could b J given to verify this statement. Inqulri of any j person who is acquainted with tho marltlm 1 cornmcrcoof tho United States will verify thla j axiom: "A clotn ship Is a healthy Bhlp." Under tho Nntlonal Hoard of Health the Idea of "constant and uninterrupted intercoura A with tropical co ntrlcs at all Beaions" vrasdeiii- F onstratod at Pcnsacola, Mobile, and New Of f leans. Tho bill providing for a national board wns of tho crudest character, but with the 8ur gctin-flcncral of tho army, the Surgeon-General of tho navy, tho Surgeon-General of tho Marin Hospital, and Drs. Cabell of Virginia, Anderson of Chicago, Mltcholl of Memphis, and Demlsot Now Orleans, thero wns an affective Hoard of Administration. It would have continued to bo cffcctlvo but for tho graBDlng desire of th Marine Hospital sorrlco. Tho writer, as execu tive olllcor for tho board ot this port (being Mayor In 1870), had opportunity to noto the ad vnntsgos to bo derived from tho consular re ports and certificates. 'iho general Government alono has the au thority to compol proper reports as to health i and vessels; under tho Constitution, section 8, act 2. "Congress shall have power to regular I commerce with foreign nations, and among th j sot eral States, and with tho Indian tribes. So I this Hciisclcss scarr that will cost the "South- a land" several millions of dollars could hav H been prevented; and if a contagious fever, whloh 1 wo must remember Is a result and not a cause, wero to appear In nny section, It can bo limited I by proper action nnd leavo commerce compare- I ttrely untrammelled. That our local swamp fevers have been In tome degreo Inoculated by tho Central American microbe Is probably true, but it is not tho deadly Chagres fever microbe, nor Is It the yellow fever microbe. A mortality of oleven cases nt Ocean Springs out of the 707 ) attacked (less than la per cent.. In con trast with tho 33 per cent, average In New Orleans in 187H), will cause us to pauso and consider whether we can afford to Indulgo In city, county, and State Boards ot Health, with their enseless searcs.nhen wo can hnvo the superior intelligence of the men of wide experience, who have no axes to grind and only the public welfare to protect. A to a location In tho Gulf for Infocfed ships, tho Chandnleur Islands aro tho only sultabls place, and $5,000 will put nil tho building and w harf In good condition for occupancy. I visited them recently, and whllo tho location Is not as j agrceaole as ship Island, It is hoalthy and prop- r erly detached. When Ship Island was solcctod the shipment of lumber from that vicinity had not been inaugurated ; heneo tho selection. What wo need Is tho best that nil the depart ments united can civ. us. Ask Congress to at tend to this matter early In tho session, and evermore there shall be confidence and common senso moi lng nlong our comim rci.il channels. Pknsacola, Fla Oct. uu. Skwall C. Conn. 11UX.ES J.V THEATRES. now Far nave Ttfnnaccrlal Regulations th force or lossv 1 To the EniTon or The Sun Sir: A few evenings since I visited ono of the New York thoatres devoted to a vaudev llo entertainment, nnd after paying for a tiikct and entor.ng th theatre found that I could not get a a at In tbatt part of tho house, all the available chairs being; occupied. This necessitated my standing, so I If took una position directly in rear of the lash row of seats. Not thinking it noccssary to ro movo my hut, as 1 had not obtained a seat, I kept i on my head. I was sharply ordered by one of the ushers to takeoff my hat. This I re futed todo, considering that under tha circum stances I had a perfect right todo as I liked In tho matter. A uniformed attendant wns then called, who tola mo I must do so aud conform to the rules; and on my again refusing, ho took me by the arm and lod me down the stairway saying I had better "como a d see the manager." This I agreed todo, hut instead he took mo outside the entrain o doors and Instructed tbe doorkeeper nut to admit mo again that night. 1 sevcrul times naked for tho manager, but ho wns not forthcoming. Instead, ho showed ma a ticket which bore tho words: "Subject to tho rules." Kindly Inform mo through jour paper It he had a legal right to eject me. Can any rules tho tnnnnL'cr idenses ho framed and a compliance with same enfoned 1 Cnn I ohinin a return of tho money paid for ticket I Yours very truly, OCT. 20. TWENTT-THIItD Stueet. Stephen Clrard's Sar. Tram the Philadelphia fuelfe Ledger. K Reaihno Oct. 2S. The safe of Stephen Girard, tho Philadelphia philanthropist, unexpectedly turned up in thn scrap yard of tho I, nnd it storehouse In this city. It was found in th market house ut Twelfth and Market strccta, I'lillnd-lnhln, when It wns torn down to mako room for tho Hearting Terminal. It wan then son! lo the locomotive chops at Seventh nnd Chestnut streets, this tily, by order of cx-Prcsi-dont McLtod, There it was stored in an upper room. On Oct. 13 of this year the safe was shipped to the scrap yard at tbo storehouse. Tho following inscription was found nt tha top : "From tho Ite idlng Terminal Market H iuse, Philadelphia, recoiiod December, 1S02." on on 1 aide, while on tho other side w is: " formerly 1 belonged to Stcphon Olr.ird." Tho safe standi n flat on tho grciind, having no legs. It is mads 1 of cast iron. Tho liningnf the door Is of wrought 1 Iron, Tho doors nro locked with n big key, thrco Inches long. Thero are three short keys for tho Inside drnwerx. On one sldo of tho door is ii blind kev hole, whilo the lap to thn other kevbolo Is fastened with a little clip. In tha Intddonf tbo safe aro two iron drawers, seven pigeonholes, aud leu places for books. SUMIEA3IS. In Mexico City nop Lee advertises an America restaurant. An unusual perquisite of rsgplcktng fell to thehH of a Louisville woman, who found a S?0 gold pleoe tat tho lag heap of a husluess house, Sweet almonds and chestnuts have beta ralsa with siuvisslii parts of Oregon, where It had besa thought uo palatable uuta would grow. During a temperance revival at Cedar Rapid, la , a )oung man svho was converted confessed that he tiasgulliy of a robbery for which another ma ho becu imprisoned since last fall, He w as arrested. It Is said In Virginia that the people of Kansas ba llet o that l!' Confederate notes ought still to ba goo I momy. and are willing to make them good by acetlug tl.cm, and It is told tbat at least one Kan sau has iiillttn the lttchmond Chief of Police asking fur all of them that he can get. lieutlo shepherds of thn olden sort are not likely tn Inspire future poets of Montana, At White Sulphur Hprlngs a hlg ranchman ban been experimenting with a bicycle for use tu sheep-herd fng, and he pronounces It such asucceis that he believes tbo wheel will soon be lu demand for that llnd of wo.. An Indiana professorwbo took out a tfl.GOO In- surauce policy lu 18o0 received an ofTtr from tha company twenty years ago to cash tho polloy for $?,00orpay blm an anuulty of itlo. He elected to lake tho auuulty, and now, at the ae of WO )ears, hu ' drawn from the company more tbsu IH.000. i I'.. J. While of Ilernl IJI, a pioneer trapper aad I hunter of Mlunesuu, slakes bis reputation on tha I pn diction of a cold wluter, Hu sajs the wild ani mals, derr particularly, havo especially tblck roals this year, and that tho muskrats are building their hniistshlgh slid vilth tblck walls signs which, be sals, have never failed wlthlu his experience ! -Kxpcrluicnt upon a sub stratum of swampy soil nn the Myrtle drove farm. In Queeu Anne county, Md., have developed anew fertilizing material and anew slook for a brown and durable paint Tbo mud, when , hulijclcd tn an evaporating process, hardeus Into I crusty bhicks. This substance, wt.m crushed, has been found available for fertilizing or as tho body uf paint II the u.ual InlAlug Uulilk be iijdcd. Ilssll llui'lnn, is hi was a Confederate soldier, has live I lu K nd health lu his house, at llloomflrld, I.) , since 1M1.I, and nut onco In all that time has he set his f out on the grouud The Lord was nut good to lilm lu alluivlng his lie. roes to go free, hu said, aud ha f vowed never to put footou thn Lord's earth aalo. hui h Is the slur) told In 0 mncitlou with a report l , mole sale v-ouductud by 11a) den at big hum.