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kB " TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 0, 1607.
5jR? Hubstcripttoa Hy Mull Posl-rnta. &M' DAILY. per Month " J DAH.V, per Year IsM SUNDAY, per Year " HK DAILY AND SUNDAY, per Year on IS' DAILY AND SUNDAY. per Month to jt9&$ roetta to forelfB countries added. KB. Tat Son, New York Ctty. vSK " rails Ktostjne Mo. IS. near Orand Hotel, and 'taP HoKjna No. 10, Boulevard desCepucines. PsPf Xtwfrttndtwhofaviirv with manuterlptt for '' , publhatlmwUXtahaii rejected article! relurnad, MB lV mwt i all oaf nd stamj or Ifmf purpose. stf' What tlio ClilciiBO rintrorm "Won. Sb Our esteemed contompornry, tlio Bangor Daft A'eiw, shows hero too great nbsorp- $1 ' tlon In tho clcctlpn's figures to bo polltl- (S cally helpful to Its friend tho public : ftE ' Bryanlsm gained no victory In Tuesday's election." Mf Bryanlsm gained one Indisputable victory, fug; tho ImDortaucc of which will bo revealed jSfc"- later. It compelled tho Courier-Journal, M' tho leader and head centre of the National j, Democrats, who had undertaken to defeat 5j the Chicago platform without jolntnghands H Tf,tn tno Republicans, to give up tho fight, tvlf- n 'fc hereby revealed how light were the fcffl& convictions of these so-called honest money In Democrats, who now return to tho Demo- Iw cratlc fold prepared to bow to the Chicago ! platform or to Its successor, however ex travagant. This particular triumph of Bryanlsm In Kentucky will extend through out the country. In the wiping out of the National Demo , cratio faction there Is compensation for '' Republicans also. Not every member of It will yield, like tho Courier-Journal. Thousands of Democratic supporters of honest money wlU cling to tho Ideas for which they fought In 1800, and reso lutely abandon tho namo for which the Democrats fought who now submit to the representatives of Dryanlsm. Thoy will be Republicans In name as well as In fact, and, so long as the Democracy Is what It Is, they will follow tho fortunes of the Republican party. And when it comes to discussion of the essential principles of Jeffcrsonlancquallty and government, tho Republicans will be "e" the ones to hold up their heads In prldo at ' bdlng lto defenders, while tho Democrats t.-.Vb.o navo "Unlisted In tho service qf the sinister communistic army born at Chicago will drop their heads In shame. 5' . Government Guaranteed Cnrrcmcy. In all the schemes proposed for so-called I "currency reform" by the substitution of Jt; bank notes for notes Issued by the Govern- ment, one thing Is observable: they all h provide that tho bank notes shall be guar- K , antced by the Government and redeemed j by It, either In tho first Instance, or after E- failure to redeem them by the banks. JBt The most modest of these schemes asks Jfc only for an amendment of tho National JS, Bank act, by which the banks shall be pcr- ;jVjl mltted to Issue notes to the amount of 100 jw per cent,, Instead of 00 per cent., as now, w of the face value of the Government bonds tzvc deposited as security for them, but still Irz- i '. leaving them guaranteed, first, by tho Gov Vm ernment's obligation to pay tho bonds, and, r If that shall prove Insufficient, owing to a decline in the market value of the bonds, then by the direct undertaking of the Gov ernment to pay the notes, as provided In section 108 of the Bank act. Secretary Gage's scheme provides that tho banks may Issuo notes secured by Government bonds to the amount of DO per cent, of their capitals and 25 per cent, more secured only by the banks' own assets ; and howould " extend the guarantee of payment by the Government to all ciiculatlng notes of tho banks, whether Issued against de posited security or against assets." ' Now comes Mr. John C. Bullitt of Phil adelphia and goes a step further than Sec n rotary Gaoe. He would permit tho banks I .to Ibsub notes to tho extent of one and ,. one-third of their 'capitals, depositing as t securjty for them 15 per cent, in gold in . . tho Treasury and 15 per cent. In gold In their own vaults, " nnd tho Government should ntrree to redeem these notes In gold (after default by the bank Issuing them." Thus, throughout all tho proposed "re form" runs the Idea that the currency which Is to take the place of that Issued directly by the Government, shall, nevertheless, bo guaranteed by the Government, and virtu ally be a Government obligation. To effect this reform Mr. Gag K proposes to pay tho banks 2L. per cent, per annum upon $200, 000,001) of Government bonds, and Mr. Bullitt proposes q ,pay somebody 3 per cent, on !?800,000,ojl0,nioraorlc.ss, as may be necessary to curry out his plan. Tho plain citizen will'naturally concludo that if tho Government is to assume tho risk of loss on the paper currency of the nation, It may us well tnlco tho profits of its Issue nlso. It Is as cosy to provide for tho redemption of IU own notes as It Is for tho redemption ' i ' of the notes of tho hanks, and certainly tho saving of Interest on from $200,000, i 000 to $800,000,000 of bonds Is not to he despised. , Tho Sheriff" nnd tho Knlser. ; The coming Sheriff, Dunn, tho successor of the passing Sheriff, Damskn, has been enabled to learn before taking ofllco the ' , relation of himself as ho will bo to for- elgn princes and potentates, an evasion of ; which has called for an olllcial commit- . ! nlcatlou from the Ron. Frank S. Black. i ; In tho month of May last the good ship j "Schleswlg" was on the high seas, having ft cleared from Ilumhurs, bound for New 3 5 York. On board was a Ilnlsteln Dane per- 1 forming the labors of cook. Tlio dietary S on Scandinavian ships Is solid and whole- E some, but not usually elaborate, and one 1 article on the bill of fnro Is soup. The Ho!- w stein cook, whether under stress of pleasur- K able expectations of a visit to tho New World, whether beset by the effects of a B storm at sea, or whether on account of the traditional clumsiness of peasants from W some portions of Holsteln, fell, as the col. Iff loqulal expression In Avenue A Is, "over his feet out." He upset tho tureen, and 1 1 from this simple circumstance has arisen a I complication of a somewhat International m character urgently demanding the atten- tlon of Sheriff Dunn If all tho ludicrous jL blunders of Damsen are to be corrected. W The "Schleswlg" reached the port of New iff York In safety ; It passed the quarantine; M It was anchored here. But tho wages (w claimed for service by tho cook were, so W It seems, withheld on the ground that tho damages done by him In the breaking of , W' the tureen made lawful a counter-claim, ft though, If such a prlnciplo should ever be j accepted m sound, all crockerymea would ilk grlove and all pantrymen would atrlku, cer tainly. The Holsteln cook invoked tho aid of the law of this land, and tho Holsteln Sheriff attached tho "Schleswlg" In disre gard, It seems, or In Ignorance, rather, of tho treaty between tho emplro of Germany through Its Emperor sovereign and tho re public of the United States through lis President, a treaty which Inhibits proceed ings against a German vessol In American waters, or an American vessol In German waters, without notice to tho Consular rep resentative of the Government, tho flag of which Is at the masthead of the attached craft. Damsen knew not of this, of course. Tho relation of Denmark to tho United States and of Danish and Holsteln subjects to tho United States Ib defined In tho treaty of April 20, 1820, during tho ad ministration of John Quinoy Adams, tho treaty " of friendship, commerce, nnd navi gation." There Is nothing In this treaty making any provision for Biilts brought by Holsteln Sheriffs for Holsteln cooks In soup tureen cases arising on tho high seas. Tho German Charg6 d'Affatrea In Washing ton has called tho attention of our State Department there to the blunder of Damsrn. Tho State Department has communicated tho protest of tho German Government to tho Governor of tho State of Now York, Damsen being for a fow days more an official In tho State's service, and Governor Black has apprised him, or rather has endeavored to apprlso him through a letter written In English, of tho ground of complaint In the coso of the violation of treaty rights against tho " Schleswlg." What present evidence Is there that tho new Sheriff will observe tho treaties of this Government with foreign nations! What pledge. If any, to that effect has ho fur nished? This matter requires his Immedl ato though unofficial attention. This Is not a caso for trifling. Ono soup-tureen Sheriff will Bufllce for Now York. A Period of Fickle Politics. Tho political fickleness which has dis tinguished tho American people during tho last thirteen years, or since tho defeat of Blaine and tho first election of Cleve land, has had Its logical consequenco in tho most serious disturbance of business conditions from which this country has ever suffered. It has also been accompa nied by untoward popular manifestations of querulous discontent which arc a not less logical result of such mercurial political sentiment and conviction. Tho prime cause of this mischievous fickleness was the unreasoning resistance to tho wholesome conservative Influence of Btrict party organization and division which became known as Mugwumpery when It was started In 188-t as a protest against tho nomination of Mr. Blaink. It began in the Republican party, and was not Impelled by any political principle, but was due purely to animosity against Mr. Blaine personally, and it also exerted Its forco in behalf of Mr. Cleveland, on per sonal grounds merely. Newspapers nnd Individuals previously supporting the Re publican policy turned around squarely In a day and advocated strenuously the elec tion of a candldato nominated by tho Dem ocratic party, to which they had been stead fastly opposed from the very organization of the Republican party, or at least from tho time of the election of Lincoln. This radical change In them was not Induced by any change mado In the Republican policy at the time of tho nomination of Mr. Blaine. They had all stoutly supported Gen. Garfield In 1880 on substantially tho same platform and the same theory of gov ernment represented by Mr. Blaine in 1884, and they had opposed Gen. Hancock in 1880 on a platform identical in spirit and intent with that on which was placed Mr. Cleveland, whom they supported so hotly In 1884. That Is, this revolt was not on political principle, but simply against the party or ganization of the Republicans because it did not consult their personal prejudices in tho nomination of a candidate, and they went over to Mr. Cleveland because, of purely personal reasons only. Thus was begun tho assault on party organization simply as such, from which this country has since suffered so grievously. Thus was started the querulous disposition to kick against party government, of which tho result has been a continuous ncriod of lluklo and mercurial politics, Injurious to every American Interest, confusing and perplexing to trado and manufacture, and productive throughout the world of a rep utation for Instability very damaging to the American republic. In 1 888, the country turned about square ly and elected Gen. Harrison over Mr. Cleveland, going back precipitately to the protection It had rejected In 1884. In 1802 It again reversed Its position squarely, rejecting Gen. Harrison after a most successful administration, so far as concerned tho prosperity of tho coun try, nnd electing Mr. Cleveland on tho most extreme nntl-protcctlon declara tion ever made by any American party. Mr. Cleveland's platform even denounced protection as unconstitutional. Wo do not need to recall the dismal and disgrace ful record of his Administration, except to say that, in spito of its professions, tho Democratic party passed a strictly and avowedly protectlvo tariff, but so bung llngly constructed that It brought disaster to every business Interest. Mr. Cleveland went out of power amid tho ruin of the Industry and enterprise of tho country. In 1800 tho Democratic party itself turned a complete somersault. It flung oft from Its shoulders all responsibility for the Cleveland Administration, and took a new and radical departure on the questions of currency and judicial authority, which forthwith plunged the country Into even worse distress. After a campaign of unex ampled earnestness, during which all prop perty was terrified as never before in Amer ican history, Mr. McICini.ey was elected by a vote of about 7,100,000 to 0,500,000 for Bryan. Thus wo escaped ruin, but It vwa close shave. During that campaign tho Mugwumps' terror kept them In line with the Ho. publican party. In order to save their property they could do nothing else ; hut as soon as tho Republicans were proved suc cessful in the election thoy began to plot anew against party organization, and they have, been plotting ever since. Meantime it was demonstrated that the destructive principles of the Chicago platform hud become tho established political faith of the Democratio party throughout the Union, nnd that accordingly they con tinued as a menace to business and even the stability of our social system. Tho political revolution that platform sought to produce wns still aggressive und threat ening, and it took advuntago of tho elec tions of last week to strengthen and extend Its Hues with un eye to gaining control of the Congress in 1808 and the Presidency In 1000. Naturally and obviously tho placa where i ; ' resistance to that assault ihouldhare been tnost dctermlncd'waa Now York, for tho menaco Is more especially against tho con scrvatlve Interests of this great centre of American wealth and clVlllmtlon. Last year, accordingly, they united In giving a majority against Mr. BRYAN and Tammany Hall, his representative. This year, how ever, Mugwumpery Intervened with Its old tricks. It pretended that Brynnlsm hod nothing to do with tho campaign, and that tho only Issuo was what It called "bossism." In other words, Its objcctlvo was tho party organization of tho Republicans, tho ouly party through which any contest against Bryanlsm can bo waged now or at any tlmu hereafter until It has been crushed absolutely; for nothing Is moro obvious than that tho Chicago platform Is to be tho continuing standard of the Democratic party. As neon sequenceof this Mugwump deviltry, Bryan ism has won a great victory in tills city and State, whero It was defeated so roundly only n year ago. Tho Mugwumps, too, have gained a largo forco of recruits from Republicans who had before remained with their party. Tho Kew York Tribune Is no longer of political Importance, and hence Its complete surrender to Mugwump ery Is not a matter of much significance; but the large reduction In tho percentage of tho Republican voto under tho distraction of tho Low candidacy, whoso prime and obvious purpose was the effacement of that party and tho disintegration of Its organi zation, Is a serious matter. Expcrlcnco in dicates that tho Mugwump mania Is pro gressiva and that those afflicted by It In Its more acute form become permanent politi cal perverts and apostates whoso madness leads them to strlko most viciously at tho party they have deserted. What docs all this suggest! Docs It not portend n sweeping triumph for Bryanlsm next year and in 1000, another complcto po litical topsy-turvy, moro mercurial politics, renewed nnd Increased danger to our busi ness and financial Interests, and tho strengthening of tho foreign Impression that tho American people are without po litical stability 1 The sinister result of the New York election, howover, was tho work of tho conservative clement of tho community. It only was llckle. Tammany held its Bryanite vote of last year substan tially Intact, but tho great mnjorlty of tho McKlnlcy voto turned square about and gavo tho elty and Stato to Bryanlsm, though us tho election returns proved, nnd as was manifest from the first, It could have put tho Republican party in power and mani fested to all the world the strength of Its political principles. Thcso people are now perplexed and anx ious; but they Invited the trouble which has como upon them, and they deserve It. Thoy have reaped tho inevitablo fruits of their folly and madness. They had the opportunity to put this great commu nity and this great Stato so emphatically on the side of conservative stability that its reputation for sobriety of judgment would have been enhanced throughout tho world, but they set to work to strike down tho only party on which they could depend as tlio champion of their welfare. How can they avoid tho harvest of evil consequences for which their folly sowed tho Bccd? How can they prevent tho dole ful returns of their wild investment in tho Low enterprise? They must resume and continue their allegiance to the party which saved them from ruin last year. They must repudiate the devices of politi cal guerrillas to divert them from It. Japan as a Sea Power. In Admiral Belknap's address at tho recent session of tho Naval War Collego the success of Japan over China Is selected as a brilliant illustration of what good naval administration can do. Only a little over two score years have elapsed since Perry, In 1854, signed his treaty for opening Japan's ports to trade. But the desire for a navy seems to havo seized upon her at once, and tho purchase of warships, with tho establishment of dockyards, training schools and the Tokio naval ncademy, quickly followed. When in 1880 Admiral Belknap visited tho Imperial dockyard at Yokosuka, near Yokohama, ho found "an -establishment and plant superior in equipment and com Yilpttnes to nnv vard wn nosKnftrtpcl nf. Mint time." Annually for years tho Emperor used to assemble for inspection nnd ma noeuvre a good part of his army and his fleet on Owarl Bay, the evolutions of both being conducted according to improved modern methods. The noteworthy point is that, at tho conclusion of tho manoeuvres, any de fect observed was promptly remedied. Tho crudo forces of China fell an easy prey to this alert and trained gladiator. But the exact Importance of Japan as un element In tho naval control of tho Pacific, nnd tho exact strength of her fleet, present and prospective, are not easy to determine. On tho latter point, however, much informa tion may bo had from a list of ships con tained in the Japan Weekly Mail, exclud ing about two dozen fallen into disuse. Japan's acquisition of battleships is an affair of tho last fow years only, sotlmt sho really has very few of them, although thcso few ate mostly first class. Indeed, tho Shi kishima, of 15,0117 tons displacement, Is expected to bo tho largest battleship In thu world, surpassing England's Majestic class by a few tons. Next to her are tho fine pair Fuji and Yashima, of 12,040 and 12,517 tons, just completed, whoso com bination of speed, armor, and armament has properly excited great praise. Tho Chin Yen, 7,735 tons, captured from China, and dating back to 1881, is tho fourth bat tleship, but very far inferior to tlio three modern ones. Tho 1'uso Is nn nrmored cor vctto of 3,777 tons, twenty years old. The three coast defenders, Itsulcushima, Matsu nil I ma, and Hashldato, 4,278 tons each, must ho added to Japan's armored re sources, while tho Hiyel and Kongo, 2,284, are of wood, with iron sheathing. In her unarmored cruisers Japan Is strong. With these sho overthrew tho fleet of China. Tho most fatuous of them is of comparatively recent completion, tho fust Yoshino, 4,210 tons, while the Tuknsngo Is of 4,227 tons. Now building uro the steel cruisers Kasagl and Chltose, of 4,078 and 4,b30 tons, which will bo flue vessels of their class, and two other new ones are tho Alcoshl, 2,800, and Miyako, 1,800, tho lat ter a dcspatrli boat. Tim Nuulwa, 3,700 tons, tho modol for our Charleston, has for us always been the best known of Jap. aueso warships, her tccent preseuco at Honolulu keeping up her celebrity. Of tlio same displacement Is the Takachlho. The Akltsusu, 3,150 tous, Is n recently built cruiser, and so Is the Suiiiu, 2,700. Wo find In tho Weekly Mall's list four other vessels of bctweeu 2,000 and 3,000 tons, ten exceeding 1,000, four gunboats of the Mayo class, 022 tons ; Ave of tho Chin to class, 440, these last being captured from tho Chinese; and half a dozen other vessel under 1,000 tons, besides twenty- emmmmtmmmmmmw m " m iwm r ii i 1 1 nlno torpedo boats. Thcso losk, lb Appears, I arc to be Increased by nlno from Germany. Our conclusion Is that, whllo Japan has recently mado splendid additions to her fleet, sho still ranks decidedly below us as a naval power. I.Saro for tho few battle ships she has acquired lately, she could not rank anywhere near us. Wo still excel her both In battleships and crulsors, and are likely hoon to equal orsurp113 uor ,n tor pedo boats. Yet In tho Paclflo sho has nn ndvantago in that the greater part of our navy is on tho Atlnntlc. Happily our re lations with her cannot bo called strained. Sho knows wo aro going to annex Ha waii, and that wo want nothing elso In tho Pacific, so that If somo day sho should de sire to buy tho Philippines or tho Caro lines, It would bo no nffalr of ours. Nunsoii tho Prophet. When Mr. Andrek went to tho Geo graphical Congress In London two nnd a halt years ago to explain his project of crossing the north polar area In n balloon ho found many geographers shaking their heads dubiously over Nanskn'b expedition and expressing their fear that ho would never be seen again. Andree was tho one confident person In that distinguished gathering. "I know Nanben," ho ald, " and I have faith In him and In his plans. He may not be ablo to cxtrlcato his vessel from the Ice ; but he Is very cautious as well as daring, and Is ono of tho most re sourceful of Arctic explorers. He may not bring tho Fram back, but I fully bellove wo shall see Nansen and his men again." It Is Andree to-day who Is lost In tho Arctic wastes, while Nansen, enjoying tho great success his achievements have earned, Isdeclnringhls belief that Andree Is all right and will be heard from in duo time. Maf events justify his prophecy as they did Andree's faith 1 Tho ' Report" or Pontius PHato. With an alleged certificate from Cardinal GmnoNS, and another alleged certlllcato from Monslgnor Martinklli, tho -Veto York Journal printed on Sunday an al leged translation of a manuscript repre sented us having been discovered In tho Vatican Library by an alleged "Rev. Dr. W. D. Maiian, nn English clergyman and paleographer." This document purports to bo nn account of an interview with tho Saviour and of the circumstances attending tho crucifixion, written by Pontius Pilate and by him forwarded as a report to tho Emperor Tiberius. One or two forged letters from Pilate to Crcsarhavo been put Into circulation within tho memory of the present generation, nnd havo created not a little excitement and enthusiasm among the devoutly credulous, although scholarship either lms exposed tho fraud promptly, or has passed It by In con temptuous silence. Tho present document is much more elaborate than the others, and It carries In nlmost every passage Intrinsic evidence of its character. It Is not worth serious dis cussion, even as an alleged translation of a i.atln lorgery oi tue cany centuries. J.lie entire "report" of Pontius Pilate reads more like the composition of a cheap reli gious novelist of the nineteenth century, or of an audacious professor of yellow journal ism, than like a translation from tho Latin of nny possible forgery of tho second, third or fourth or any century. The phraseology might bo inspired by tho slightest ac quaintance with the epistolary stylo of Pi.int the Younger. Tho Incidental allu sions nnd touches of local color smack of tho classical dictionary. Tho historical and philosophical reflections aro essentially modern, and after tho event. Throughout the "report" there aro touches which are so crude that tho effect would bo grotcsquo In the extreme if the theme parodied were not one demanding nil reverence. If It is true, as asserted yesterday by acor respondent of tho A'cic York HrorW, that " the whole article in question is taken verbatim, except in a very few places, from n volume published in Philadelphia in 1887 by the Antiquarian Book Company nnd re published in lR07,"then the above remarks apply equally to the original publication. It is not conccivnblo under any circum stances that the English version printed by the Journal under bright red nnd green headlines as "Pontius Pilate's Interview vt ith CllKlhT,"nnd marked "Copyrighted in the United States by W. R. Hearst, Nov. ), 1807; any paper using this article or nny portion of it without first obtaining tho permission of tho publisher will bo prosecuted according to law," represents nny Latin text, genuine or forged, dating Its existence from tho early centuries of tho Christian era. Iu tlicir anxiety to furnish exciting lit erature to the peculiar public which reads yellow newspapers, the young gentlemen who conduct the Xew York Journal havo been Imposed upon egreglously. Tho alter native supposition, decidedly unpleasant, is that they havo deliberately planned a sen sational enterprise, impious In Its concep tion nnd almost blasphemous in Its execu tion, Inasmuch (is it finds material for fake journalism in tho holiest of all sacred themes and the most sacred of human emo tions. Wo prefer to reject tlio latter suppo sition utterly, nnd to accept the former, At tho sumo timo we suggest that tho en terprise of the Journal bo exercised here after in other dliections. Our esteemed Virginia contemporary, the Farmrtlle Herald, thus mingles cratltudo and (tlsrt-itlsfnctlon: "Tlitnlc Uod, vre hare no ypllnir rover, but th Wall itroet ittciu or (luanco villi llstrr,c m." Our Virginia friend is a victim of chryeopho lil, a m.ilnd)- alvn) accompanied by violent hallucination. The delusion that a gigantic bogey of the name of Wnll street is ilrlnklnu tlio victim'!, blood Is ono of tlio most common symp toms. Plenty of exercise, total abstinence from sliver conventions nnd resolutions, and liberal doses of bolleboro and common uenso Villi cure all but obstinate cabus. Disconsolate members of tho Citizens' Union ought to goto tlio fifteenth annual ron gresi of the American Ornithologists' Union to day. Tlio ornithologists will nclcouio niecl mens of the Mugwump lliril and tho Hlg-IIeaded (loo (loo, for (juccrer inlsrntory foirlsof tho air than these never squawked. Earthquake quivers through tho West and the groat lakes begin to boll. The Municipal Loaguo of Milwaukee lias addressed to tho voters of that city a pathetic appeal to guzo upon tho New York election nnd bo filled uilh bops, "It Is not yet known v. hat action will bo taken at tho next election Iu this city," cry the Municipal Leaguors, "but wo earnestly bellove the lessons of New York politics will sink deop Into tho heart of Milwau kee votors," Why duos this Municipal Lcavuo wish the MlUwiukuo otcru to have sinking hearts, and why dui'H it mlilrcsj iho Milwaukee voters anyway I Does It not remember how a dotcii ponenul bUUmicn calling thomselvoi tho National Municipal League, or some thing of the sort, uioi. In Philadelphia eomu weeks ago, and commanded tho voters of this town to elect tho lion. Beth Low Mayor I It I it for tho Milwaukee Municipal Loaguo to (bow Now York how to do Us dntr. n , f0r the Cltl liens' Union to point out to tlio men of Mllwau Iceotho rocky rod to reform. Comity amonir reformers demands that thejr shall not stick to (heir own business too closely. Before tho Into election the bravest news paper supporter of Mr. Seth Low, the -Vein York Time; repelled the thought that the elec tion horo was not n matter of municipal Issues only, with as gorgeous a show of righteous In dignation as the detit ex foliimbfa himself. Hero are a few samples: "Can anr professions! politician tell h plsln thlnklnr rasa what buMntaa th national party hs to msddls In these matters? Win somebody tell In what way the city of New Yotk can commit Itself on anr of those question! ?" (National.) " What will bscomeof ri.ATT'posiyeoa!: about the necrslty of refuting free silver mil anarchy through out tho country, by handing over (.n-ster New York to ruTT?" "If any Cltltens' Union Republican prefers Tract 10 Low ho ought to say so frankl) ami follow liU preference. If he moans to stick, let lilin bear In mind that ono hour of lojal sordeo now Ii worth a week of patriotic talk lust winter." "The cause nf CnoKCn and the came of Tutt ap peal only to parMam. Mr. Low's caiuo Is vital for every party. It can be presented with nn much forco to a Democrat as to aRopuhllcau. U Is the cause nf the oily and of the oltlcrnst and every voter who can understand It cansupport lt.no matter what his views may be on national questions." This Is what the Timet confessed to seeing yesterday: "In New Tork the contest turned entirely on the political control ot Oreater New York. KiUon Clnp Uv, Jr." "Mr. Diiolst can Imagine and adduce a hundred cauica for Republican defeat In New York. lie will never be convinced that his tariff Is one ot them. "The elections held last week unmistakably re flect the people's disapproval of the national policies of tho Republican party." As Mr. Setii Low nnd his "municipal Issues only," are thus roughly flung upon the shelf of Morntngsldc, thev ought to congratulato thcui solves upon being mainly padding. After all, tho mathematicians of tho Citi zens' Union aro but beginners nnd bunglers in the petition business. If Mr. Ai.khiu Hoyst ot Patorson, N. J., a " People's Ctndldato" for Sheriff of PaBSatc county, has been found, the bcgtnncr9 nnd bunglers should go to school to him. Tun SON roporteil yesterdny that Mr. Hovht had disappeared from l'aterson. Perhaps ho has como to this town to found a Political Unlv crsity Settlement near Mornlngstdo. Wherever ho is, ho is a great man nnd an unrivalled grower of petitions. Mr. Hoybt Is tho man who had 200,000 votes promised to him out of 8,000. If ho had had charge, of tho Low petitions, ho would have so cured at lenBt UOO.000,000 names. Whore Is HotstI He is tho man and the only man for tho Mugwump crisis. Some time before the election tho Public School Board of Columbia, Mo., docided that tho pupils in tho schools of that town should pronounce tho name of their Stnto ns "Mlz-zou-ry," Bounding distinctly tho "y," and not ns "Mis-soo-rl," " MIs-soo-rco," or "Mls-soo-rnh." Whereupon war bioko out between tho radicals nnd tho con servatives, and perhaps it wns lucky for tho peace of tho Stato that the election oxcitcmcuts overwhelmed for a timo the fury of tho fray. Tho war is sure to be renewed, and the issuo is doubtful. Appeal to pronouncing dictionaries and gazetteers Is useless. It is for the MIssou rlans themselves to pronounco themsclvca, and until an act of tho Legislature fixes their pronunciation tho light is free. The Hon. OeoiuieGkaham Vest says "Mlsoorl. butfnlls back rothor weakly on the Indians and tho gazetteers. Tho Hon. Champ Clark writes to the A'nnsa.i Ci Times that "tho namo of this Imperial commonwealth should bo pronounced 'Mizzourr.'" Governor LoN V. Stepii ens com plains that under tho now pronunciation the ab breviation would havo to bo "My" Instead of " Mo." Col. William F. S witzler of Boouvllle sarcastically nsks tho St. Louis Jtepnblh if it is correct to sny "Miizz-a-chu-zottz," "Mln-nez-o-ta," " Nc-brnz-ka," "Miz-zlz-zlp-pl," "WIz-con-zln." Tho mattor ought to bo settled by means of tho initiative and referendum. Ilunro I'olltlra nnd Politic! Gudireone. To Tne Editor or Tim Res sir: Oen. Tracy suc ceeded In holding to the standard of pure and une quivocal Republicanism over 100.000 voters. And yet. In spite of that larpe number. I belle e many Re publicans wltl agreo with me that the greater portion of their party friends Instated nioa casting their votes for the candldato of the Cits, and not because they preferred his personality, but lecanse they be lieved that by so noting they were Joining the side that stood tho best chatice to defeat Tammany. I be lieve If a true count of the full Republican voting itrength, Including tho full tiO.OOO that refrained from cattln? a ballot, n ere taken. It would he found tn he verv close. If It did not equal, the vote iolled for Van Wyck. It this Is go, and the facts all Indtea'p that It Is not (n.fpiim (f.n.r.i.l. irh.l I. Ihn ntitl .fPAnirlti nf ,1m bumpttoUH Inllvliluals who succeeded In forcing their ehol e upon what Is most undoubtedly tho vast ma Jorll or anti-Tammany voters? Certainly not any more, If ns meny, than furnlhrd the odd thousands that outnumbered (fen. I'racvt Fifty thousand, at ino'U, succeeded in huiiitjiiKKUig two hundred and fifty thousand nd thfy exprecs the determination to keep up tin Ir beautiful game nf bunco steerlnc' If Kepuhlh aus had accepted Mr. IMatt's advice, they might hae beaten Tammany without any help from Mr. Low and his hand of Idolaters. Post-mortems are sometimes valuable, Mr. Low drew very slightly from the Democratic strenstb. but he suecee led til splitting the Republican vnla Iu two, and In keeping fully oO.uno more otes from the lol!i. A mavnlfirent unifier! And bo aays he u going to !cet-p right at It! DIOOK.NES. New Youk, Nov. il. For (be I'ornra nr rootbntl. To Tn EriTon or Tnr Scv sir; In the football column of to-dar's Sri I read with pleasure that "the members of tho Rules Committee had a long dlscuulon last year about changing thu presetit method of scoring points." I will not dlseuni. tho advisability of making the proposed ehango, but I uUlttocall your attention to another change n hi -It might bo mado. It I as always seemed to me an Injustice that a goal from a touch nown should count two. Football Is a team contest rather than a contest nf Individuals. It Is n game In which eleven mm work together as one, (luteal of one In w hlca each innu is eipcettd to do I rtlllunt Individual work, the true test of an elevinV etreniith Is In their nblllty to cross their opponents' goal i'ne. After the team has worked toaethar and arcomplUhnd thl, object It seems Inconsistent that uu tmll (dual plnjcr should boihoeeu to kick a iroal which counts half as much as the touclu'own. Many guus won by tho eleven ur lost br the Individual. Ju thll fall's Valvltrowu game the elevens played n tie, while, under the present sjMem of H-orltig, Itrown'saoal klcktrlou th'' came. Mich conditions aro Justly discouraging to the men who have- douo their part In carrying the ball aro the line. Is not thU worthy of dlscuMton, at l"ast, bv the members of the neat Rules Commltteo? J ,.TouM, .S'lw Youk, Kov, 3. Protest from Horse Owner. To mr KniTon of Tne Sc Sir: I noticed In Tnr fiu of Nov, 4 an article headed " (longs on All Rub berTlred Vehicles," au I, asahorse owner and driver, take exception to SuITt rer." It seems that a lot of crinks are doing ever) thing In their power to muko honio owner ud driver ButTer. Th'-y had au ordlnntico pa-.s-t to tonpel eiery vehicle to carry a liiii'p Hot alo ar, ining oory cITort tolnereau the iim of at.pl. it tiiveuu m, whh'ii tseurtatnlv very MtppeM nnd a hard thing for a horw lo travel on llo nnlr uiwihal nernuld poihtbly get along on tho uhult 111 Ne or!c. par tleutarly In muggy weather, Is to It our borne. Hind with rtinlN-r shun, 'liilt Ii au estr,,'VpMi, and wn think It time that someone nhiaild k u the Interest of horaeowmrs Initiator putt!i.g tln'tu toeipenseln having their nurses shod. Donomv. Nov. 0. A.U the llalilrs. To td Editor or Tut sen Wr- I am lafnrmed that babies are rotor-blind until they aro at lent Hirer years old. Is this so? Vo-ifi51r.iiii.ii. llnooKl.Ts, Nov. H, Wo Telltale Ears oil the Wheel. Votn flis CMi'aon tlrraril. "The horse has another point of superiority over the wheol," "What Ii It?" "When a horsi Is getting ready to ,hy at anything you can tell It by his ears " Safe Hjinimlhr. Frvm Iht CAleojo (cord. " I believe In sympathising with the under dog In a tight." 'Bo doll hs can't Jump up and bit yon." i - Jl-r'- " 'l -iSt. -w -. -i t , B(ifasr1r' " 'i"'1" ' "' ,','"''',,;'1'",;;))' bomk ropTDALi, nisionx, Tne Colles Pluyersi with Una Reputation They Ulitn't lietrrie, nosrox, Nov. 8. The roughest enme of col logo football on rcconl wan played on Jarvls Field, Cambridge, botween IMticeton nnd Har vard, In 1H80. This came put a atop lo rootbnll between l'rlncoton uiul Il,trnnl for several years. In It "Sport" Donnailv was rulcil off tho floltl for knocking out Hnny Htlchncy, Harvard's rrroat rUht t!i"l;lo. l'n -ten days Don nolly wasc.Ulo! nbruto nnd Slickney nn angol. Then a ehango came over the football orld and whllo Donnelly still retained his tule Stlckney cot a new one. Ho was a bruin and Hilly Ilhoilcs of Ynlo wns nn angel. Tho In slilo history ot tho matter has never been given lo tho public until now. That It Is possi ble to glvo tho story now Is mm in the fact that Harry Sthknoy hns Just arrived In tho States from Mclct, whoro ho hits beci for sovtr.tt yenrs. Ho had planned lo go lo the Klondiko with a party of Now Yorkers, As luck had It, ono of them became III, tho pirty was binken up, and Stlckney catno Kist to eo his friends and relatives. At Mrst Mr. t-'tl. Uiov was avcrso tntlollng into ancient hlsloiy, nsho termed it, but finally hululd It all. "Tho gatno In which 'Sport' DoTiticlly wns ruled off tho Held for fouling nic," said Mr. Ptlckncy, " was played tin Jarvls Field, at Cambridge, some timo In November, 18SD, bo lt ecu Princeton and Harvard. While It may not havo bcon tho ni09t famous gamo ever played, It certainly was tho roughest on rocord. Doc tors and slrotchers woro in constant demand. I was playing right tackln for Harvard and Cowan was nt loft tacklo opposite mo. Wo hud a llttlo follow named Crosby holding down right end, and this brought him against 'Sport' Donnelly, who inndo bis Initial uppearanco nt that timo ns a member ot tho 'varsity loam of Princeton. " Cowan wns Prlncoton'B great running tackle, nnd they depended on him to mako nil their rush-lino gains. As luck had It, I had been get ting through tho lino nnd stopping Cownn. Siinko' Anie, tho captnln, called Cowan and Donnelly back of tlio lino for a consultation. Our men rctll7o1 that somulhltig win up, but did not havu timo tu do much llguring. "After thu consultation Princeton chnngod lint- I nptlrR. nml hinl. Iloiini'ltv tivulntt inn fur all Unit ho wna w mill, In order togivu Cowan achuueo tu get iu uno of his runs, and It worked heiutliiilly. Cowuti look thu ball, nnd, at tho Hlgnnl. Donnelly Hhoed mo up ngnlna' l'errv TralTord, Harvard's ruinous old ifiutrd, thus allowing (.'nwnu to get through, llo mnde a gain ot llflcen jurris, and thut aatlsllod mo that something had tu bi' done, und doiio mighty quickly at th.it. Crosby, who wnsplnjing end, hud boon worn down by Donnelly, who used hit elbow on him freely. Crosby was only u little fellow, nnd wo used him dhuply on account of Ills ability to pprint, hoping Ihi.t ho might get down on a kick ami ib Home good w rk. I figured It out that tho only thing to do to pre vent Cowan troni making his gilus wiib in get Donnelly out of tho game, and his sut-tltute, un ordlnarv pin j or, in. "Iwuilcd until tho novt play. Cowan took the ball, and In uu Instant Donnelly wns on mo with n tush, I measured tho distance nnd when ho was almost up to me I mado a stage full nnd lay on the ground, alow ly kicking ono leg. Tlio crowd howled with Indignation and Donnelly was called a brute. You never saw such excite ment In your lire, and all thu whllo 1 lay on the ground ns If knockod out. When ou como lo think of It I mado n poor play, because I kept on kicking ono leg. Trainer l.alhrop camo rush ing out with a stretcher und blankets uud leaned ot er mo anxiously. " 'I'm nil right,' I said; Mt'so'ily afnko. Don nelly's killing Crosby nnd ho'd better be oft the Hold.' " I.utlirop took In tho situation in nn Instant, and began rubbing mo ns It hii life depended on It. Iu tho uicantimo tho Indignation of tho crowd increased, and I was looked upon ns nn Injured novel. Itcfcrco Harry Ueccher thought that Do.inclly had fouled mo nnd ruled him off tho Held. Aftorawhlle I rctocrctl, and tho gamo went on. At the end of thu llrsthalf wo had tho eioro 10 0. In tho second half nil of our men went, 'dead' nnd Princeton won out. That wns nil there, was toil. Our men wero overtrained and tmild not stand tho pice. "How pour old D.itinelly did get roasted for knocking mo out, when, us a matter of lact.ho never touched me. For a while I was an Injured Innocent; but ten days later tho tnblcs wcro turned on ma and I got Just as bad a roasting, when I was just as innocent as Donnelly was in our scrimmage. "We played Yale, nnd this brought me oppo site DMlv lthndcs. Rhodes und 1 were together in Kxoter, and had been rivals for tho samo posi tion on tho football team. I was chosen. I had forgotten nil about thu matter, but It sterns that Hhndes had nut. In tho gamo between Harvard mid Ynle I mndo a run in the lanthulf with tho ball. 1 succeeded in getting through Rhodes nnd was tackled by Mctiung, the halfback. I lay on tho ground wriggling along, trying to gain n few Inches, when Rhodes camoupaud Kicked me; and it hurt, ton. Imagine my sur priso when Hhndes limped over to a. bystandlng player, i.eur Umpire Ned Pease, and mild: "'I've got to lcavcfli.hu field. Stlckney has kicked mo.' " Ptnoo promptly ruled mo out of the game, when, as a matter of fact, I was tho Injured P my. Rhodes walked up to mo nnd remarked: 1'vo got uven for that old grudge at Kcter.' " Knowing that I hud beon ruled otT, 1 simply gnvo Rhodes a good punch in tho eye, und tho crowd, thinking that that was tho reason why I had to Icuvo the game, went after mo m hard ns it hnu gone after Donnelly. Then I been mo tho bruin and Rhodes tho injured Inno cut. ihnmns Wcntworth Hlgginson of lioston cnuiei rushing through the crowd nnd naked me why I had struck Rhodes. I told him tho ev.net facts nnd he did not have ono word of reproach. Stlckney i? probably tho oldest active football player 111 the United .States. Ho has been at it ovcry season since 1mS4. Ho haR couched tho Olympic Athletic Club of S.m Frnn-isco, tho Boston Athletic Association Club, and the Uni versity of Wisconsin Club for two years. Ho organised I ho famous World's Fnlr football team, which contained moro tnmaus players than were c or before together Inono loam. On that toani Donnelly nnd Stlckney played to gether und burled tho hatchet. SOME PAHSVOItT JIVLRS. The Eiceedlns: Strictness Observed by the Po lice Authorities or Russia. From Iht Youth's Companion. Thero aro few countries in which travellers now rcciulrc passports in order to promoto their convcnlcnco and security. In Brazil und Venez uela it passport must ha shown to the ollleluls beforo one is allowed to lenvo tho country for a foreign port. This is n voxntlous measure, en forced apparently for 1 ho sake of enabling n few olllclals lo collect small fucs. In Cuba passports nro produced wl.cnc, or travellers nrrlvo or dc pirt, This precaution Is considered necessary In view ot tho political condition of unrest pre vailing in tho island. In Russia passport regulations nro enforced with great stringency. No traveller Is allowed to enter tho cinpiru until ho has obtained n pass port and convinced tho Russian consular mil rersnt tho port from wlilch ho sails that hu Is neither n Roman Catholic priest nor n Hebrew. Tho iiuestiou ordinarily asked is, "What is Miiir ivluiunl" but it is designed to proUdo agalnM Ihenitry nf either of these two cIosh-s. iicn tho traveller arrives nt n Hussion port, with n pusspiirl which has been properly visocd nnd mime reigned nt eunsulnr ollltc. It Is critically examined b npnlltuiilltier mid dulv icgialoreil At the ciitruiuo of tho hotel mi nt her pollconlllcer lakes possession of the dnuit merit, nnd, In the course of tuutity-fnur bourn, returns It with a permit for a lliultud rcsldemo In the country. When the traveller depnrts for another clt In the ciiipliit hr must li no tlio p.isport coun tersigned by the police. This prncosscnntlniuH until hu icnclies tho fiontlor, willed be cannot iioss unless tbo pnsbpcirl has been vlsc'nl nnd Ht'iinpid by thopollio. Not infreitiently tourists urn Moaned at. the fninrlii.ntnl uiililcitixt in.,. rluiis iiuomrulciicu hoc into Ihej havu neg lected to comply with tho pollco regulations respecting passports. All this red tupa r-iuscs nnnoynnco aim Irriln I on among tourists, who aro apt to overlook tliafiut.tli.it Itii'Hlaiin ns well ns foreigners aro I loiupelledto tibM'i'Vi' th- pollen regulations. It Is the biislnesi of tile piiliti In know whero everybody lodges. A penult is lequlied if a na tle rcmowH from one itnu lor of ainn tu an other. Kviivtiol) is irgisti led bv tho pollco when he unites ni'ileii,irt. ami foreigners when tdnv me In Russia nrc dult with till uiiial tarns with permanent resident j. She IVitnli-it McKlnlcy Promoted. From Iht CVilcdco AVcor.. One of the flov r i uuieiit or.biMs In 'hleago received his appoluimriit from liisMent MeiCluley through tho Influence of heiutnr William P. Mason Tl n oRlclal nnd the Senator hid breu friends and utlKhbor, for .viars. A lurg and lifelike rhiure of tin. .senator hangs in the nnvi.il' parlor In the din ing room them Is a picture of I'n ldeut McKlnley. Mion after the u puiuttoeitt vves aunouii''d tha nrll bit's little Klrl imiuh tu htm and asked, "Papa, were you elect"! to Is. eolnclliliig'" "No, It ji tUcteil; I vv a? appo'llled " " V pointed '" "Vest the Pr. stdent n!1 1 was to hate the poiltlon, and there didn't have to bo any election." "I think It n as rrul irondnr him lodolt?" " It ITH," "Tint's President McKlnlry up there, lin't II?" pointing lo the picture, "Yi, dear." " Wall, If he's as alee as all that, why don't you put klm la tbt parlor with Mr. llajon ?" '.yjll1; ' Jl'l,,l'M'S1st''"oMJSfMlssMTaMttiTjirf, rajs ovxizQTiK iff rnAsox, rn.rtHeKeelln-CPlp,'",,,m H in Frstnrr-SI. DMhtrr to Retire. , PAnis, Oct, 20.-Kranco Is to havo a new of- fcjjfc flclal executioner bcfoi-o (ho beginning of th flHo, voar. Tho present Monsieur do Purls, Low jH(t bolbler. Is 00 yoirs old. nnd has bocn in harness f ? for thlrty-flvo years. Tho Jo', Is worth l,20O(. IB year and porqulslte", nnd upon retirement ihoro 1 , , Is an annuity of $200. 1B1 In thco days tho legal beheading of a man IB doesn't linpponoflcn: the crime mult b wr ! nttoclous to bring tlio penalty, because tho IW French laws nro wondrously lenient in matters lK concerning tho spilling of blood. Thorrcordsof IM all tho trial courts of Franco for the last sir ! yenrs-that Is. since tho application of th 7-AjsMj much-discussed P.iirangnr law show that when W Bi n man commits murder his chances of bein 1 jK guillotined for It nro nlwut 1 in 18. If tha Jj H; murder Is committed In hot blood he rarely seta M H moro than five or six :i o.irs In prlon. nnd If it j H lie premortllntcd he stnivls throe chances of do- I T portntlon to ono of execution. For that renson f-AjgMi when the sentence of doalh is pronounced the NH' French newspapers print Iho fact In fat, blaclc , IW type. Indicating Its rarity. JB M. do Paris Is tho solo executioner forcontt- J tM nentnl France, nnd thero Is nn executioner for ft Algeria nnd Tunis. Until 1671 thero wns on , m fur each province, named nflcr tho chief cities VjH II. do llonncs, M. tl Toulouse, &e. CharlOsl jyT m Henry Sanson was the flrstcxccutionero Parlf, ;J'j,B, holding ofllco from tho t mo tho guillotine wa . IpH adopted In 170'J until ly.'O, when ho was suo- A EB., rcedodbyhls son. who had tho job until 1840. J- 'WHi Ho in turn w ns succeeded by ono Itoch. who WMTL HB In ofllco until tho accession of Dolblcr. Th IjjjBV latter grew up In the trado. HU father was a V lifH' provlnctaloxecutloncrbcfoiehim.andustoona T, ! thcBonwasoverhlsmllltaryscrvlcehownsmada I IIH an assistant. At tho prcsont timo ho is a man VilW of somo Influence, nnd much rcspoctcd In his N " neighborhood. Ho Is not a pretty man to look CftlftS at. but he Is said to bo exceedingly urbane. Ha LjKi has had two wives, both daughters of cxecu- f M ttoners. Interraarrlanc Is a characteristic ot tho I RJ craft; which Is perhaps solf explanatory. Tho I BR four assistants of M. Dclblor aro till sons of for- ' '.IU luer oxccutlonora, nnd oach has married the) SR daughter of an CNCcutiuncr. It is a llttlo caito JJF Thtiro Is but ono gulllollno In France, and it j M lugged around from pbco to plnco ns It 1 Hb needed. Itlsnveiy lvily looking machine, and H Lost SIl.OOU. JI. do Purls receives, in addition ,sV to his salary. S'.'.OOO n jour rnr taking enro of It mid keeping It In busIiicsB-Hko condition. It ,,"l docs not look unlike an olil-fnslilniicd l rniiklin ,f printing press. Tbo two uprights In which tho cs.) g knitn runs are a lutlo over ten feet high, and tho ,- greatest width of tho platform IsnboutfourfceU , The knlfo Itself Iswcdgoshancd.elghtconlncbos D wide, and weighs lit) pounds with tho weight which surmounts It. In an cxocutlon It fain ahotit four feet In two-thirds of n second. ' Thein.ichlno was first set up In Iho Place du ., Carrousel for tho cxocutlon of political prison- I , ers, but wns removed by tho Commune to tne V""B Placo do In Concorde, whero It stood nt. a point f III twenty-live feet north of tho present obelisk. L m Therefrom Jnmiary. 1703. until August. 1701. , over il.unn persons woro behended, lncludlnir M Iiuis XVI., Chnrlo to Corday. Mario An- - H tolnette. Mme. Roland, Philippe EgaliW. 1 Mf Danton. Dcsmoulins. the slater of Jxiuls , WT XVI.. nnd Robespierro and his nroicor. I M It was then removed to tho Placo au V, iH Tronc, now tho Place de la Nation, whoro IlMK 1,600 moro persons were beheaded In ono JIbIh month. Slnco 185'.! the placo of execution haa HsSB been in front of La Roquotto prison. About H fifty feet from tbe ontrnnce there aro five pb- IIJpM long stones Inlaid In tho pavement, over which ajppj the guillotine Is erected ; the centre stone Is tbo H ono upon which the basket Is placed to reoelva IbaOJJ the bend an It falls under the knife. B Tho agitation for tho abolishment of capital fJIBJJ tiunlshmont In Franco is not carried on with oTHB tho vigor that marked tho palmy days of Victor mfl Hugo and his associates, but observing men y IfTsS !l that tho disinclination of French Judges to in- '$K fllct tho death penalty Is becoming yearly more 1 'Ji marked, and thot whllo tho existing law may ,1 not bo soon changed, it will "radually fall Intc I kg a desuetude that will be tbe equivalent of aboil- I tlon. considering tho great latitude permitted I , 1 the Magistrates in Its construing. IkW . I '. 31 GrouBdhos: Day la a Kevr Jersey Township. n?S w From the rhiladtlphla Fret: ' Jjr; DLAHtSTowN, Nov. C Yesterday was annual ti'itjL-, I groundhog day In Frellnghuvscn township, and y 'Jk everybody near and far took a vacation and c-sv prcionlocl themselves to the Township Commit- ,y.J tec, which met at tho Wnrreuwood Hotel in v'M. Murksboro. The country folks camo by wagon, " on foot, and on bikes, audit was a most amus- $ ' ing sight to witness tho bundles thoy brought frt . , with them, nil sizes and shapes, and one old ." ? g lady brought a llttlo train trunk which sho said tMm was a century old, nnd which contained 200 ntasii groundhog scalps, all carefully packed and well 'ftH cured. JiffM The Township Committee offered SO cents HH bounty on all groundhogs, and 11 cents for all Vasal fox scalps. TblB was a big incentive to tho AsH country folk, and for a whole year they have set traps and bunted tho pestiferous hog and I tho poultry-destroying fox with great success. (! Croam nnd IllaWnri Wedded. In Russet Shoe. iflllV From the Philadelphia Ktc.ird. LaaV Wilmington, Del., Nov. 6. Charles .T. Eppler, laHf the younu man who failed to spDear Thursday IoTbiiiW night for his wedding with Miss Mary Rutter, lilV visitod tho Ruttor home on Madison street this JK afternoon. "Well, I am here," said tbo pros- IfS pecttve groom to his Intended, and after mutual JsfiiV explanations all was forgiven. Tho Rev. Dr. VH Ilnnna wns sent for nnd tbo ceremony took placo saVB this ovenlng. Tho groom during his absence KV had been In Philadelphia. At tho welding be K"L. woro russet shoos nnd n buff-colorod tie. TkVvl Last evening ho explained to somo friends Bll that ho had ttuiio disagreement with the bride, TTHsi who wanted him to wear blorl; shoes and a H whllo tloat the wedding, while ho preferred a aAB black tto and russet shoes. Aflor tho wedding H lha couple wero serenaded nnd tho hrldo and IbS groom left for Philadelphia to spend their IfS oncymoon. tV honeymoon. Foreign Votes or Rent Interest. C J I The Duke of Argyll has held his tltlo for fifty yean. Liverpool has voted 122,000,000 for the further extension of Its dock system. Hat re's Chamber or Commerce has petitioned the French Parliament lo mako the town and harbor ,. free jort. Naples University Is to have new buildings, lb Prince and Princess of Nnpleshate Just laid thecor ,v nerstnncs for them. I Owing to tho failure of tho grain crop there Is fonder famine In ltustla and tho peasants are selling their eattle and horsos for anything they can get. Ferdinand brunetlerr, as editor nf the ttevue de I Jeter Mondre, must stand trial In Paris for refusing J to puhllth a reply to au unfavorable criticism of an M unsuccessful truRedy. il At a meeting of tb Prltish and Foreign PlbleSo- '' , ilely ut lllrmlnuhiim the Itlshop of Coventry found that h'seoat and umbrella had been stolen Tha thief turned out to bo a local proaeher. Hansen, the enitlnrer of Ihn excursion train that was wrecked uear Copenhagen last summer, having Ieeii held responsible for the disaster, has been sen tenced tu four months' Imprisonment and to a fl.no of 4l,ST."crovvur, or CI 2,0:10'. no. I,a.ly I'.rnrstlnn llrudeucll.riruor, daughter of the s, Maniuls of Allctbury, wanta to sail her own yacht, mil has appded to lli'i lloar.l ot Trails to be examined . ror a master's ertlllcate. Tho board refuses to ex- , I amino her lecaue ho is a woman. Iluboiilc plaitue threatens all northern India now, j the rlKrts to restrict It to tho Ikimbay district bar- J Ing proved unsuccessful. It has broken out at Hurd- I war. a pla e of pilgrimage on tho Gauges, rrequtnted j j by great croi ds, among Ihem many religious men- f dli'ants, , A A new trade route between India and eastern Per- M la has bcon established, which runs for half tbo die- M lance through lands under lirltlth protection, and jH shortens the Journey by a month. It runs from Quel- M Into Meshed, l.uft j miles. WVIIs have beeu dug and H posts estalllshtd along tho rial. wj Au unpopular divinity professor at Mareachal Col- JPr lege of Alierdceu Unit emit Is gan his course of lee teres reeetiily by a prajer II n vv u interruptea ry 4 tha students, wlio ut tin, mi applau.lod and eried nnrorel" On U'KlnnliiK hh lecture he was hooted at until another professor, nfti r niiriluB that the stu dents would not withdraw look his manuscript flora him and tvalktd out or the room. Oxford University has a freshmen class of 785 this jeer, Of these onl Boo come from tho great publlo schools, l.ion immiiIii g 4H, Wlneooater SO, Itugby, Charterhouse, Harrow, and Marlborough over SO each, und eleven ulhir aehools oicr 10 eacn. Tha rest come from suiai grammar schools, only twenty r luting been educated by private tutors, there are ', rn oul iwint) students from the lirltlth colonies and a tevtatx fe-v from American and Ocruun uulveultles, sjjljwi 11a ch) Uilra's pu- nn, the papyrus containing which SsV''5? was sc'iulred by lha llrltlsh Umnni last tear, are 5IC!. about lo Iw punished. Nesrly twh- as many lines 3 have been recnveri'd at w, i.upt.sed a: nrst, the 3s total Ii'Iuk aUiut n thomai.d. Thero are twenty ?$! m rms ur pieces uf poems In all, ,lx being complete, $ and of nine more substantial fragments being pre served. Fourteen ore In houur of vlciorl'-s la the Olympian gau-es, the ro Uii.g pesaus, dithyrambs, J or hymns, classes of verse of which there wen) batty it erto bo compute specimens, JpP - r