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5 fe SATURDAY, OCTOBER SO, 1897.
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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
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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.

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