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jSP1 Tho Renewal of Arbitration Treaty
' Wm? Talk at Washington.
F'lSw' T'w promoters ol a general arbitration
(HaF treaty with Great Britain Bccrrt to bo actlvo
'F hP again at Washlngtdn. Their manifest con-
SIIbP fldenco that tho present Administration Is
5kf ready to take up tho Job where Mr. Clevis-
SPlte Iand and Mr. Olnkt left It, Is explained,
U rfrfsfc perhaps, by President McKinley's lm-
H ftrvl?' perturbable courtesy toward any fellow
vt snwlt' cltlcen who approaches him with serious
5 aE&T Tlews on any Important subject.
K snP&t Th8 Mmo general prlnolplo applies now
It Bit applied ono year ap;a. It has been enun-
SK1 elated very clearly by tho Hon. Edwabd J.
m 'mmk ' Phelps, a distinguished diplomat and a
g WMjt , patrlotlo American :
JrBlS " Compulsory arbitration Is a contradic
ts ntStf 'on 'n ''nn!' since that process must ncc
f RW essarlly tako place through a voluntary
'4 sl-r agreement, Incapable, of application until
jft ? tho occasion for It arises. To ngrco to arbl
k SmW , trate future controversies is ono thing;
H ffiJfr ' actually to arbitrate an existing coutro
ffi Wffl Yersy Is quite anothor. lb might almost as
V Oi' t well be hoped to provent disputes by agree-
f '" ,nB beforehand that wo will never have
If ftir them." That Is plain enough.
Wv 5:3' 8 to questions of fact, arbitration can
6 " Provided by special legislation when
W Wm' eTer tno "me comcs- As to QU):stions of
lliv ' International law, as Mr. Piielfs pointed
SKp Ok out, the process is not available. No such
?- Hr" e tribunal Is required to tlecldo between
&G fflE nations those points In regard to which
W '$ national tribunal, on tho other hand, is
lUit competent to enlarge tho so-called law of
ff" M- nations, and to add to its existing rules any
jgr Mf now proposition.
5f, S, Bound and able diplomacy Is now, as It
St t-S always has been and always must be, the
Ifc f'li only means by which questions between
w nations can be adjusted, when they con bo
'M fml adjusted at all.
-aS $m Tuo Olney-Pounccfote Treaty failed for
"HI !!&t '' ' reasons which must determlno the fate of
iW fi' any other attempt of similar character.
m , iWl A treaty of general arbitration which
He'fli&r means anything will be made only to bo
ra:&Pf& broken when tho first serious dispute
s&fcSif arises. A treaty of general arbitration
!' H?' which Is so guarded and limited as to pre-
ffl fS serve tho. nation's freedom ot action will
M Wffl practically be meaningless, and is there-
1L gsb re unnecessary.
! &aP u eTen supposing that tho McKinley
ifi fjfe Administration desires to gratify tho well-
ifnij' meaning persons who believe thnt a system
Ife'l'l' ' general arbitration Is the first step to-
ward universal peace on earth and good
jcfal will among nations, why should we begin
'llpi: ' with Great Britain)
,a mx, Why not begin by making such treaties
"tm wlthFranco and Russia, which nro better
!& , friends of the United States than England
wEH?' erer has been or over will be!
' 1 One Hundred Thousand Gone i
' Kl(l ' en BLANC0 has struck a terrible blow
!l'ft to Spanish hopes by his disclosure that
JM'sIM' ' of the 102,000 regular troops received by
Hi Wm Gen Wetleb only 80,000 fit for duty re-
PC main." Of tho 103,000 Spanish soldiers
wWtlk lacking, it appears that 40,000 are now In
Ji$'St ' ne nospitals, leaving 63,000 to bo passed
IkH? to the account of those dead of disease or
?-jB"iv wounds, or sent homo as permanently in-
fM i', ralldcd or for other reasons.
fill , This revelation must startle Madrid.
51 Sir There have been no encounters such as in
g&iSlj " our own civil war wero called Its great
S12 battles, and the Spaniards cannot have
HSrES, lost very many men in any one engage-
Htflvi ment; but constant skirmishing and the
lap ;K ravages of disease have made up an ap-
g ?W' palling aggregate. Perhaps it may be said
31 $wfr tna'' eD Blanco ought, in Spain's In-
jbjB rM terest, to have concealed theso figures by
!jl sr making his report confidential; but he does
'$& W: not wish to arouse undue expectations, and
jis ; makes known at the outset that he has,
'k iff present for duty, less than half of the total
jX mi force sent to his predecessor.
;M m "no disclosure will hardly cause War-
M mk LEn to be regarded with more favor, now
'k'W 3r bat he has reached the peninsula. Spain
g Im, may well ask him where are her legions.
J !$: But the most obvious reflection Is as to
t m Blanco's means of prosecuting his task. If
5 IB- Spain could not conquer the rebellion with
'HI 200,000 effectives, how can she hope to do
W B0 wlth lcss than 100000' Gen- BIANCO
''fj& - may receive some reinforcements, but the
w Ik' accumulation of Spanish troops In Cuba
sfc 3k probably long ago reached its climax, and
m W perhaps at no time hereafter can we expect
M H the available strength to be as great.
W- m Meanwhile tho patriots will doubtless
1 K W continue that policy of constant harassing,
' ft without risking battles of the first magnl-
M K. tude, which is sapping Spain's strength.
'Jm&L &K
tip, m. Secretary Alcer's Report.
W JE The most striking fact In tho Secretary
9 Mt ' of War's report is that ho asks for an ap-
fflr M propriation of $00,208,445.80 for tho next
jm W' fiscal year. This Is over $43,000,000 in
'm Hi excess of last year's estimates, over one-
S 'w naif more than the $02,832,417.25 voted
K M, for the current year, and nearly double tho
I m 'X $40,350,130.72 actually expended last
I S K year. In a total of twenty-one classes otes-
19 timates we observe only two where reduc-
w S tlons are made from last year's npproprla-
I 'K V tlons, these two reductions aggregating
II a little over $00,000; while in fourteen
S JR' there are increases. But it should bo
' H W. remarked that more than half the total
W. W Increase over last year's estimates Is
S m,, B outside of military expenses proper, name-
ife K ly for river and harbor Improvements,
It K where last year's actual appropriation of
M W $23,278,028.37 is augmented to $48,728,-
; m W 160.60, mailing over half the total present
iWTm estimates, and nearly quadrupling tho $13,.
K JjK 083,103.81 actually expended for tho fiscal
R K year that ended on June 30 lost. Injustice
If Ki to Secretary Aloer it should be added that
W?B' ,he says he ls convinced that Gen. Cuaio
wH ' hill's estimates for rivers and harbors,
al,JBL which "greatly exceed former estimates,"
J?" m aro "lBr?e'y 'n excess of what they ought
g B to be." It Is to bo hoped that Congress will
'm. 8 reach the same conclusion.
'M The next largest estimate, $13,378,571,
E 9 's mada 'or (orts. There the Secretary ad-
W W yIbos no reduction, although the current
ife M year's opproprlatlous were only $0,517,141,
'Is s i
and the actual expeadlturea for tho year
,thst ended on Jund30, 1807, were only
l$0,045458.13 It "seems clear that the
establishments now making guns, mortars,
and carriages for the forts should bo' sup
plied with tho means ot turning out all
!thoyrcan without extra work during tho
'twelve months, and that as much money as
can actually bo laid out on emplacements
In that period should also bo supplied. A
fair estimate of what these amounts will
bo can bo bad from tho work accomplished
during tho current fiscal year. For car
riages and emplacements especially, Con
grens should appropriate as much as it has
reason to bcllovo that tho Ordnance and
Engineer officers will expend, on tho basis
of their post and present energy. So much
it can fairly bo asked to do.
Tho army appears to be In excellent con
dition, as shown by Gen. Miles's report,
which Is quoted In full. Tho Secretary asks
for two additional regiments of artillery,
which is certainly tho least that should bo
accorded, and ho recommends tho revival of
tho grado of Llcutenant-Gencral and In
creased rank and pay for officers serving as
military attaches in foreign countries whllo
so serving. Ho would also glvo extra pay
to men Bcrvlng'ln Alaska, on account ot the
severe climate and the temptations to do
scrt, thinking that this Increase will securo
a high grade ot men.
With two new artillery regiments the
army can absorb more promptly tho gradu
ates of tho Military Academy, and the Sec
retary therefore suggests Increasing the
number of cadets by thirty, by Presidential
appointment of ten at largo each year, In
stead of ten In four years, as now.
Secretary Aloeii has been fortunate In
his official experlcnco thus far. Ills career
In tho War Department has opened in a
time of peace, with no Indian or other hos
tilities even threatened. Tho great work
of coast defence has been fully mapped out,
and needs only to bo prosecuted In Its de
tails through tho appropriations of Con
gress. No new problem, In short, at onco
urgent and difficult, has been presented to
him during tho period of familiarising him
self with thoroutlnoot his office. Perhaps it
Is for this reason that his first report is so
largely mado up of summaries, in letter
form, ot the various reports mado to him by
the heads of bureaus and by Gen. Miles,
with brief comments upon them. But tho
rarity ot the instances In which tho Secre
tary expresses hla own vlows may, per
haps, give them somewhat moro force.
Japan Has No Dcslcns on tho Nica
ragua Canal.
We directed attention a week ago to an
Interview with Mr. Tonu Hosm, recorded
In certain Japanese newspapers, to tho
effect that, while ho was serving as Minis
ter at Washington, concessions regarding
tho Nicaragua Canal wero offered to him
by Mr. Rodriguez, the representative ot
tho so-called Greater Bcpublic of Central
America, Wo are now able to say on first
hand and conclusive authority what took
placo on tho occasion referred to. What
the incident actually brought out was the
determination of Japan to maintain cor
dial relations with the United States and
to reject any overtures, tho acceptance of
which might tend to placo her in an un
friendly attitude toward this country.
The facts, which we are able to vouch for,
are as follows : Last spring Mr. Hosm and
Mr. Rodriguez, Minister of tho so-called
Greater Republic of Central America, wero
negotiating a treaty of commerce and navi
gation. This treaty, which, so far as Japan
is concerned, was to be strictly limited
to tho purposes named, still remains
uncompleted. It Is true that, in tho
course of tho negotiations, Mr. Rod
riguez, said that his Government
deemed It desirable to tako all possible
measures to assure tho exclusive applica
tion of any interoceanlc route, that might
bo opened through Nicaragua, to the in
terests of commerce and navigation in
general. To that end ho proposed that we
quote from his memorandum " the Gov
ernment of Japan should guaranteo to the
Greater Republic of Central America,
and in its name to the State of Nira
ragua, tho rights of possession, owner
ship, and sovereignty over the Isthmus
and tho interoceanlc route, as well as tho
neutrality and innocent use ot the same
when open to commerce." In return for
this guarantee, Japan was to have the same
rights as to the use of the canal which
should bo enjoyed by other marlttmo na
tions upon the payment of the samo fees,
tolls, &c and subject to tho same laws and
regulations.
Now, Mr. Hosni was aware that almost
all American statesmen believe that the
Nicaragua Canal should bo constructed
and operated, not under a general guaran
tee of commercial nations, but under the
sole guaranteo of tho United States, which
confederation is most vitally interested in
the opening of the waterway. So believ
ing, they hold that the Clayton-Bulwcr
treaty, which provided for a joint guarantee
on tho part of tho United States and Eng
land, Is either actually void through tho
failure of the consideration promised by
England, or at least voldablo at the option
of this country. Acquainted with these
facts, Mr. Hosm replied to Mr. Rodriguez
that ho could not understand tho necessity
for a special guarantee on the part of Japan,
but promised, as It was his duty to promise,
to communicato the proposal to his Govern
ment. This he did, and tbo answer re
ceived from Toklo was to the effect that
Japan could hardly undertake such a guar
antee alone, but that tho Imperial Gov
'ernment had no objection to joining the
other maritime nations having treaty rela
tions with Nicaragua, In "all reasonable
and proper measures for tho preservation of
the neutrality of tho canal." If this had
been tho only messago received at the time
from Toklo, It might havo been inferred
that Japan was willing to combine with
England and other European nations In
a joint guarantee ot tho neutrality of
the canal, Instead of deferring to the
known wish of the United States that tho
waterway should bo under the special and
solo guarantee of this country. Ab a mat
ter of fact, however, simultaneously with
the despatch of tho Instructions concerning
the reply to bo mado to Mr. Rodhiguki,
Mr. Hosm mis directed to communicato
with our Secretary of State for the purpose
of ascertaining whether participation in
such a general guarantee would be agreea
ble to the Government of the United States,
This Mr. Hosm linmediutelydid, explicitly
and frankly.
There the matter rests. Mr. Houmourz
has gouo home, and meanwhile even tho
commercial treaty projected between Japan
and tho Greater Republic of Central
America remains, as we have said, uncom
pleted. For purely commercial reasons
Japan, not unnaturally, desires to obtain
such a treaty, but she has convinced our
State Department that she has no intention
of participating in any undertaking, even
remotely or .Indirectly, hostile to the In-
t
l i.u, '..V. yjJMii aummiilMWT-j-1 , i Ajjaj
Urests of the United great' la Nicaragua
or elsowhere. .',...,'
The great body ot the American people
havo watched for many years with Interest
and sympathy the remarkable progress ot
Japan, and they will bo glad to loam that
their friendly feelings ore appreciated.
1
Mr. Dlngley and tho Steamer Trunks.
Congressman DiNOLKY'a newspaper, tho
Lewislon Evening Journal, proporly re
bukca tho Eastern Argua ot Portland for
assuming that Mr. Dinolby'b advance esti
mate of $10,000,0110 an the revenue to be
gained under tho tourlsta section ot tho
Tariff act has been disproved and rendered
ridiculous by tho comparatively Insignifi
cant returns from the collection of duties
on tho docks.
The comparison between estimate and
results Is unfair to Mr. Dinolky, who
meant to Include In the $10,000,000 the
revenue derived from the Importation,
through the regular channels ot trade, of
goods that would otherwise havo been
brought in freo of duty, as personal effects,
by returning travellers.
The success or tho falluro of this experi
ment in limiting tho value of personal
effects exempt from duty must be meas
ured by Indirect results as well as direct
collections.
It Is Mr. Dnfourr'a fortune or misfortune
that this cannot be done with certainty.
There Is no way ot ascertaining how much
revenue Is collected at the Custom Houses
on articles which under previous tariffs
would have entered free ot duty In tho
trunks and satchels of Americans returning
from abroad.
Mr. Dinolby'b $10,000,000 estimate can
be vindicated only by another estimate, and
not by statistics ; and this Is where he has
the advantage over his critics.
Tho Legal Definition of Polygamlst.
A number ot Turks were excluded from
admission Into the United States at this
port last week by the immigration officers
on tho ground that they wore polygamlsto.
This exclusion is final In tho absenco ot a
direction to tho contrary from Washington.
The statuto applicable to the subject, how
ever, provides that a decision by the ap
propriate Immigration or customs officers
adverse to the admission of an alien may
be reversed on an appeal to the Secretary
ot the Treasury.
Thore Is no pretence or suggestion, we
believe, that any ono of the excluded Turks
has moro than ono wife or has over prac
ticed polygamy. Thoy simply avow their
belief in tho Koran, and tho Koran sanc
tions polygamy. This Is the whole case
against them, which has led to the order
for their deportation.
The various Federal statutes relating to
Immigration and tho importation of aliens
under contract to perform labor in this
country wore amended by an act of Con
gress, approved on March 3, 1801, which
declared that the following classes of
aliens should be excluded from admission
Into tho United States: "All Idiots, in
sane persons, paupers or persons likely to
become a public charge, persons suffering
from a loathsome or dangerous contagious
disease, persons who havo been convicted
of afelony or other Infamous crime or mis
demeanor Involving moral turpitude, polyg
amista, and also any person whoso ticket or
passage is paid for with the money ot another
or who is assisted by others to come, unless
it is affirmatively and satisfactorily shown
on special inquiry that such person does not
belong to ono of the foregoing excluded
classes, or to the class of contract laborers
excluded by the act ot Feb. 26, 1885."
In the cose of these Turks the question
which will be presented to the Secretary ot
the Treasury Is whether a mere belief In
polygamy makes a person a polygamlst
within tho meaning of Federal legislation
concerning the exclusion of aliens.
Now, while it Is truo that no one would
ever think ot calling a man a bigamist
unless ho had two wives at once, the term
polygamlst seems to be applied to a person
who merely bellovcs In polygamy, as well
as to one who actually practices It. Such,
at least, is the result ot a reference to four
of tho leading lexicographical authorities.
In tho Century Dictionary we find:
"FoLTOitarr: A penon who practice! potjfunj,
or who maintains 1U propriety."
Tho Standard Dictionary defines the term
thus:
" PoLTaiKUTi One who practice or 4rocUe
poljgemr."
In Webster's Dictionary the definition
varies but little from the foregoing:
"Foltoaiiiit: One who pnctlon poljfuny, or
maintain! 1U lawfolneu."
And, finally, we have in Worcester's Dic
tionary :
" Poltoahut:
" 1 An adrocate of polygamy. namnmd.
"3. One who baa mora than one wlfet one who
practtcea polygamy. Jvhnaon."
It must be admitted that these defini
tions tend to support tho immigration au
thorities here in tho action which they
have taken; yet we cannot help feeling
great doubt as to whether Congress really
Intended to keep out simple believers In
the Koran who have never practiced polyg
amy in their own country and can hardly
have any Intention of attempting it here.
The Naval War College.
The very modest claims put forth by
Commander Goodiucu in his address at
the close of the recent session of the Naval
War College were certainly more than
borne out by the accomplished results of
that session. Under him, as under his
distinguished predecessors, Capt. Maiian
and Capt, Taylor, the Institution on
Coaster's Harbor Island has proved of
twofold service. It has trained a con
stantly increasing proportion of our naval
officers in tho art ot making war by sea; it
has at the same time made invaluable con
tributions to the body of information pos
sessed by tho Government as to the needs
and possibilities of coast defence.
Its prolonged studies, In successive years,
of problems based on the supposed attack
of an enemy, now upon the Now England
coast, now upon New York, and again at
various strategic points south of us, have
yielded the most valuable results. War
charts and coast-defence plans have been
produced wliich aro carefully locked up for
tbo f uturo use of the Government ; steam
launch reconnoisances have disclosed the
leading elements in tho strategio positions
on tho Atlantic coast; the scoutlug areas,
the points for provisioning ond coaling a
fleet, tho proper lookout and slgual sta
tions, the torpedo boat bases, the best
anchorages, the places for laying submarine
mines, have been studied at points along
our seaboard from Cosco Bay southward.
The Institution has ulsoglvcn Instruction
in strategy, in tactics, In tho types of ships
we need, in steam engineering, in arma
ments and armor, In electrioity and other
naval equipments, In hygiene, In naval his
tory,. In International law. The hopes of
Admiral Luos, at tho founding ot the in
stttuvlon, as to It tisefulness, must havo
been fulfilled In a large measure.
Commander GooDnion, In hla closing
lecture, Insists that strategy ! ot necessity
a matter of study as the college Btudles It,
because, while our theatre of operations Is
so largo and our fleet so small, only minor
problems could In any caso bo solved oven
by making uso of sovoral largo fleots on a
much restricted area; and training tho
mind to penetrate correctly tho plans of an
enemy is something that actual fleet evolu
tions may not Impart at all. In the mlmio
warfare Involved In tho strategio games ot
the college, fit tcon situations wore studied
and solved during the session.
A few years ago this Institution had to
struggle hard, and In somo Instances oven
struggled unsuccessfully, for tho support ot
Congress. That period, however, is past,
and with tho general acknowledgment ot
Its usefulness, not only In the training of
Individual officers for tho crowning work
ot their profession, but In Its contributions
to tho problems ot coast defence, it can
doubtless rest assured that proper provision
will contlnuo to bo made for Its needs.
Yale's Turn.
Popular Interest In the capital match ot
the football season does not seem to have
been diminished much by tho transfer
ot the game from the midway metrop
olis to the college fields. There Is
one distinct gain. Tho professors In
the academic and theological faculties of
the two universities have now only a trol
loy faro to pay, or a short walk to under
take, instead of a troublesome and compar
atively expensive Journey by rail from New
Haven or Princeton to Now York.
"Tho disadvantage, on tho other hand, is
the general belief that tho conditions for
an absolutely decisive test ore not so nearly
equal on the home grounds of either team
as upon neutral ground. This is a
very important consideration. If a cer
tain percentage of advantage Is to go every
year, as a matter ot course, to the uni
versity entitled that year to fight on Its
own territory, the great football game ot
the year will soon either lose Its present
position among American sports, or will
return to Now York, enlightened college
faculties permitting, to regain prestige.
These remarks do not apply to the result
of Saturday's brilliant game. Yale's vic
tory was not tho less Illustrious this year
because it was won in New Haven slush
and not on Manhattan soil, or In red Jersey
mud. The apparent odds against Yale, and
the momentum of Princeton's remarkable
record for tho season, balanced this time
any advantage of locality, In the opinion
of the impartial.
It was Yale's turn, and bright Is her blue.
Information Cheerfully Supplied.
We cannot turn a deaf ear to an appeal
so urgent and so touch Ingly trustful as the
following from the Boston headquarters of
tho New England Free Trado League :
"To tbi Editor or Thi Sex sir: Knowing yonrln
tereatln tbecanio of fighting the lntquttlea of high
protection and the methoda employed In paaslng
tariff aets, we dealre your aulatanoo In the following
matter: We wlah to get the namea and addreasea of
twenty Influential cltliena of your city or county who
are known or bellevod to be In aympathy with our
objecta. Tbeae namea, with otbera, will conatltute a
Hat to which we can appeal aa occaalon arlaea to
exert Influence upon Congreia In the direction ot
lower dutlea and cleaner methoda otlfglalatlon.
"Thanking you for anything you can do to help ua
In thla matter, we remain, very truly youra,
IlEKar W. Lixu, Prealdent.
" PacaooTT F. nn.i.,
-Chairman Document Committee.
"BoaTOK, Nr. 19."
It is a pleasure. Without making Invid
ious distinctions between the superem
lnent New Yorkers who are known or
believed to be In sympathy with the ob
jects of tho Free Trado League, and who at
the same time havo sternly resolved to re
form the Legislative, Executive, and Judi
cial departments of the United States Gov
ernment, and to purify and straighten out
the whole American system generally, even
if they crack their windpipes, twenty names
occur spontaneously and simultaneously to
any well-informed mind :
E. L. Godkln, Hr. Edwin "Larry" Ood-
Edwin L. Oodkln. kin,
E. Lawrence Oodkln, lion. E. L. Oodkln,
Edwin Lawrence Oodkln, Hon. Edwin L. Oodkln,
C. ' Larry" Godkln, Hon EdwlnLawrenoeGod-
Edwtn " Larry" Godkln, kin,
Mr, E.L. Oodkln, lion. E. Lawrenos Oodkln.
Mr. Hdwln L. Qodkio, Hon. Edwin "Larry" Ood-
Sir. E. Lawrence Godkln, kin,
Mr. Edwin Lawrenoo God Hon. E. "Larry" Godkln,
kin, E. L. Godkln, Eaq
Mr. E. " Larry" Godkln, Larry" Godkln.
Our Boston correspondents may rest as
sured that this list cannot be Improved.
From nil twenty the New England Freo
Trade League Is certain to obtain ardent
sympathy and hearty cooperation In Its
self-appointed but heroic task.
The respective addresses may be obtained
from any old copy of the New York City
Directory.
"If the Government msy at some time decide
to abandon cold redemption of Ha paper obllgatlona,
why may not the banka also?" Anawer; Beoauae tbo
machinery ot the law would be Inatantly put In
motion to compel them to redeem and to tend the
bank nfflctn to priton If they could not ahow a good
reaaon for their failure to redeem. Eveninj Poit.
The Ignorance of law displayed by tbe Even
ing Post la wonderful. A little whllo ago It
informed its readers that shares of stock in cor
porations which paid taxes on their capitals wero
liable to taxation a second time In the hands of
their holders, and now it says that officers of a
bank are liable to Imprisonment whenover they
fall to redeem the banL's obligations. Bach la
cot the law, and it never has beoa the law, In
either case. Besides, a bank Is bound to redeem
its obllgatlona in lawful money only, and,
whether thnt money is or U not redeemed by the
Oovernment In gold Is a matter of indifference
to It, More than this, the banks' ot this city
have, within the last thirteen years, four times
failed, for months at a time, to pay their de
positors even in lawful money, and none of their
officers has yet been sent to prison for It.
Bhode Island Is liable to come out strong
at almost any season of the year, but Thanks
Hiring week is perhaps its strongest time. The
Rhode Island tiirkoy Is not far from being tho
perfection of a noblorace. Vast In proportions,
generous In dlot, full of good taste, the Itbode
Island turkey lives well and dies for the benefit
of nations. This is his busy time.
The Hartford Times publishes this Infor
mation, which Is of general interest:
"Thecorreapondentof the AVw York Timtt la mla
taken In eaylng that Senator IUwut will not be a
candidate for re election. He will bt.and If Connecti
cut Republicans are to hare tbe Senator for the next
term, Senator Uawutr will be their beat and moat
uterul man."
Senator Hawijcy, with his vigorous health and
unimpaired Intellectual faculties. Is good for
many years more of usefulness In the United
States Senate. That Is his place. IIo is an
American.
Thought begins to swarm In Dallas, Tex.
The Hon. Milton Park has called a conference
of Popullits who are averse to tho Hon. Marion
IIutllh of North Carolina. It seems a little
injudicious to be averse to Mr. Butler, a great
man and a good, but the Hon. Milton Park and
his friends are good and great themselves. They
an .. m piiim iia ari lTpsaeJ-TtlTl"flWrlri
propose1 to fcfek Btmsn and to raise on tfee
ruins of him the Hon. Ionatius DonkKXY, tho
Sage of Nlnlnfter. It Is the merit ot the Popu
lists to be singularly rich In statesmen. To bo
willing to lose a man HkoMAmoN Butler and
to be able to replace him by a man like Mr.DoN
mklly shows the site of tho Populist garner ot
genius.
Mr. W. T. Strad designates Now York
aa the third of the great modern hells, this town
following London and Chicago In order of dis
covery by him. Mr. Stead Is doing pretty woll
for an amateur, but ho Is yot six holts behind
Dante Auohibrl
TTOItK OF TOE PltO-VATUEDKAIi.
Blakes Patter tees la It the Belntlea t inn
Social Problems.
The Year Book of tbe Pro-Cathedral for 1807
tells of the work of that interesting mission of
tho Episcopal Church among tbo poor In the old
Tenth ward. Tho present Pro Cathedral Is tho
former Stanton Street Mission, where Bishop
Potter spent a month during tho summer ot
1800. Bishop Potter has written the Introduc
tion to the Year Book, as follows:
"These pages will be found, I think, to have
the Interest which bolongs to anything that
touches the various life and the various wants,
spiritual, Intellectual and physical, of the less
favored of our fellows In a groat city. These,
our brethren, aro making what Is, In many in
stances, a gallant fight for God and righteous
ness; and our work among them has had abun
dant elements of Inspiration and encourage
ment. In many things they have been my
teachers; and those who have striven with me
in their service alone, I bcllovo, in such
work they see tho final solution of many grave
social Questions, whlcn do not grow loss gra ve
as tho days go by."
"Situated as tho Pro-Cathedral Is," writes
tho Kov. II. R. Hulse, tbo vicar, "our work must
differ from that of many churches In different
neighborhoods. Wo havo to touch our peoplo
on 6vcry nldo of their lives. Our work as a
church Is not simply that of worship, but nil
that In any way draws men nearer to Ood;
though it uplifts them but tho tiniest rallo and
leaves them far below what wo would llko to
have them, Btlll It Is a, part of our work. So it
Is that wo have men's clubs without any avow
edly religious objocts. ulmply to furnish a placo
for men to come for social lulcrcourso apirt
from tho taloon. So It is that w o havo locturen
on varlouH subjcctB educational, civic and
Utcrarv; wo havo uur gymnasium, our baths,
our schools and our social organizations. Tho
church ones a duty to tlio city ns well as to tho
individual: It must stand for all thnt Is bost In
civic life, for all thnt Is puro In social Ufa.
"For that reaBon wo are working with many
neoplo whom wo hae no hope or immediately
converting to Christianltv. Our aim Is rather
to Chrlstlnnlzo thom, to let them seo and feci
the Christian spirit nnd get some share In it
themselves, to maka good citizens, bettor men
out of thom. With tho rabblo of Russian Jows,
exiles. Ignorant, filthy, utterly unfitted for
oltlzenshlp, that Is all we can hope to accom
plish, and that they respond as readily as many
of iheni do Is most encouraging and tho greatest
sign of man's lnnato capacity for better things."
WOULD' S KLONDIKE FAROE.
Dynamiting or the White raaa Sues-rated as m
Joke and WarUed aa aa Advertlaement.
Block and White of London prints an inter
view by Raymond Blathwayt with Capt. Arthur
Lee. R. A., who Investigated the Klondike boom
on behalf of tho Daily Chronicle. Capt. Leo
says, among other thiugs:
"I gained a wonderful glimpse of tbo famous
American specials, who aVe daunted by nothing
whon the Interest of their readers Is at stake I
Jokingly throw out tho suggestion to ono of
them the representative of a prominent New
York dally that he should purchase some
tons ot dynamite, blow up all the obstructions
on the trail, and then attach to the cleared
pathway tho name of 'The Vorld
Boulevard,' and so win evorlastlng renown for
himself and his papor. To my amazement he
leaped at the suggestion, chartered a spoclal
steamer to Juneau, where ho purchased tho
nocessary explosives, and returned poit haste to
begin his work of destruction. At first tho
struggling miners were enchanted with his phil
anthropic zeal on their behalf; but when tho
rocks boron to rln about their tents mid pack
trains without Improving tho route In I ho least,
and they realized that they wero merely as
sisting In a gigantic advertising scheme,
thoy rejected further newspaper aid and
proceeded to grapple single-handed with the
task themselves. Nothing daunted by this fiz
zle and finding theclimatoof Skagway alittlo
too warm for comfort, this same correspondent
decided to continue his route to tbe Klondike.
This, however, was no easy task, owing to tho
blocked condition of the trail; and so, to securo
himself tbe right of way. be actually hired a
gang of ruffians at S50 apiece to block tbe trail
with their, revolvers for n sufficient length of time
to enable him to get through ahead of nil tlio
rest beforo tho lakes had frozen over. This,
however, the miners could not stand, and they
stormed the pass. While I wish my enterpris
ing friend success, I have not heard of him
since. I would have liked to h tvo Interviewed
him, but I felt that nothing short of a brazen
statue could havo done justice to his check."
TEAPOIB ARE 11 Eli PETS.
A Chicago Woman TVbo dai a Collection Num
bering Two Hundred.
From theChicaoo Timtt Herald.
There is a woman in Chicago w ho is the proud
possessor ot 200 teapots Mrs. Helen Crittenden
Adams of Buena Park. Four years ago Mrs.
Adams was inspired to follow this novel fad by
reading of a Russian woman ho had accumu
lated 8.000 teapots in Japan. This remarkable
collection, by tho way. was prosented to the
Musoum of St. Petersburg.
"I keep a toapot book," said Mrs. Adams,
"which Is much aftor I he fashion of tho 'baby
book.' In it I register tho numbers of each
flcce, the name of giver, tho kind of waro, fee,
can novor be fooled about my teapots, cltliei.
Not long ago, for instance, sovcral of ui) friends
came over on my birthday to present mo with a
number of teapots, and my brother, who bail
forgotten the ecnt and wished to bo 'in it
himself, slipped from tho room and appropriated
one of my teapots. When it cumo Ins turn he
made a neat llttlo speech of presentation.
'Thank you, I said, when he hud unishod, 'but
I guess I know ray own teapots.' "
Among curious pieces In tbo collection Is a
double Japaneao teapot with two spouts, which
Is always used at wedding festltitit'S in t nt
country by the bride and groom. '1 hen there is
the pale blue, daintily figured combination tea
pot of two parts and two handles. Tbu upper
part has nslevcllko arrangement for the leaves,
and tbe lower contains tho cbi erlng conuiUlon.
The "Mikado's chrysanthemum" la tlio nnino
of a circular teapot with alxtccn petals forming
the fluted edu-e. It is In imitation ot tho (.rest
of the Japaneao ruler,
1 ho "nuzzle " toapot is another queer one. It
has an irregular contour, nnd dlamond-shapod
ornamentation on the aide. This niece- has an
opening on the under side. Into whit.li the tun is
poured. Thero is no stopper of any kind, but a,
slpbon-llko arrangement conducts the liquid
into the sides ot the teapot, from which It Is
poured out in regulation fashion through tbo
spout.
What Will the Harvest Bel
rrcm tht Char loltt (.V. C.) Otiiartvr.
Mr. Robert L. Abernothy of Mountain Island
was In tho city ynsterday on his wheol. Mr.
Abernethy's friends have noticed recentlv thnt
he is growing a headot long hair, tbe locks era
now reaching his shoulders 'that Is nutlilng
compared to whattt Is going to bo If bo sticks to
wh.thesnys. Asked about his halrjeaterday.
Mr. Aberncthy auld that it hvt not been cut
since Bryan was defealed. " and," bo added. ," It
Is never going to be cut again until tbo Hon.
William Jennings Bryan is elected I'rosldent ot
these United States."
Cigarette Smoke In a Babr'a Faee Leans to
nivorrr.
rom tht Kantat Cttu Journal.
Mrs. MattleRadcllfTo, according to her peti
tion for dlvorto from Ucorgo Itadcllno, stood
blows, neglect, falluro to provide, and other
forms of cruelty for u long time, hut when tho
busrand deliberately blow siiinke-clgarclto
smoke nt that Into their slik babv'sfiu.0 until
tho child became unconscious, she decided that
she could stand no more.
Prints or a llear right.
Drom the ItamtvUle (Kv-) Platndtalir.
On tho top of a cliff overhnnglng tho road
above tbe city is the print of man s foot, huge
In sire, deeply imbedded In boIUI rock, ami near
itare the tracks of a boar. In u fsi-rintble thoy
must have fallen over tbe cliff, ns there are no
signs to show which wa they went.
All Done In Htjle.
from the Octlla IGa ) Krvi
A strange young lady, oxqulaltcly dressed,
with mobile mouth, languishing dark blue eyes,
and a certain air ot hauteur, walked Into the
Hotel Ocllla dining room Tuesday night while
I tho guests wero at supper, took a chair, ordered
supper in the sweetest of voltos. nto it, arose,
swept a glanoe of undying disdain at the assem.
bled guests and vanished without paylns her bill.
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MOBTOX'S ATHLETIC OMtUSTZJJfB.
Tea" fcewle. tbo riteher, the Latest to
pear aa lb Platform.
Boston, Nor. SO. Boston has become so ac
customed to unusual religious manifestations
that It It rarely surprised. The Common In the
summer and tho thousand and ono platforms In
the winter abound with things extraordinary.
But there was no doubting the surprise that
greeted tho appearnnco in the papers last Sun
day ot this advertisement!
Association nail, Boston Young Men's Chrlttlan As
sociation, Doylston and D'rkeley atreeta, Snnday.SttB
r.M. Address by Mr. Edward M. Lewis, pitcher of
the champion Boston baaelll team, o.
This athlotlc-retlglout Idea Is distinctively
Bostonlan. It may not havo originated here
not many things do. But It It ardontly culti
vated bore all things are. It began two years
ago, when Norton Shaw, who was then as good
a right guard as thero was In tho country, went
from the football field almost directly to thb
T. M. C. A. platform. Shaw is still at Harvard:
In fact, ho played right guard during the second
half of tho memorablo tie game with Yale last
week. Bxcopt for the novelty of tho episode,
bis preaching in a popular pulpit didn't excito
much talk. Ho has always boon a serious sort
of fellow, prompt at nil recitations, and caroful
to attond to all bit duties. Soma day, perhaps,
ho may make a Orst-rnto missionary.
Shaw was followod to tho pulpit by W. H.
Lewis, the moat pooular cootre that Harvard
has ever had. Ills glory was contemporaneous
with that of Shaw on tho gridiron; but, in other
respeots, the young athletes bear little resem
blance to each other. To be sure. Lewis, who Is
still one ot the chief coaches at Harvard, wears
an air of attractive solemnity. But he wore the
same air on the day, three years ago, when be
fooled big Stlllman to oleverly in the smashing
game at Hampden Park. The solomnlty or Lewlt
It imposing. It is with him now on tho plat
forms of Cambridge, where he Is In the van ot
tho no-licenso rush.
All In all. then, tho appearance of Shaw and
Lewis as preachers was not astonishing. Both
wero In college in those days. It was not so
long after tho appearance on the platform ot
"Foxy" Stagg. tho great Yale end and pitcher,
and Spear, who brought pulpit fame to tho ath
letes ot Princeton. And Shaw nnd Lewis. It
might also bo said, were then moving actively
in tho world of thought There is no bluffing
studies at Harvard for any length ot time.
Botb.it turnod out, wore admlrablo speakers;
safe, orthodox thinkers; men of good presence.
Hi nee their success. However, this success did
not distract them. Shawls "grinding" In col
lege to this day, and Lewlt is trying to rise as a
lawyer.
But with "Ted" Lewis It is different. Housed
to go to Williams College. Thero ho ochloved
fame as a pitcher. The Boston triumvirate taw
nnrt went and conquered. "Tod" Lewis was
therefore graduated from Williams College into
the Boston Baseball Club. Last year his name
did not become a housohold word, but during
tho season thnt closed n couplo of months ago
w ilh so much Bostonlan red fire, he made a long
fat mark in baseball history. He was spoken ot
as modest, pollto, cool. He could coach sldo by
sldo with ''Arlle Latham. On the side lines he
was a rampant, human megaphone. No man
ever made more noise, excepting, possibly,
"Calliope" Millor In his halcyon days. It is a
matter of tradition that he could talk from the
South End grounds to Bunker Hill Monument,
which you can Just seo as you sit in the
grand stand. But that Is tradition only. How
ever, thero is no denying his aggressiveness, hit
volubility nnd his vocal ferocity. With Hugh
Duffy across the diamond, hecouldrnttleslmost
any of the visiting teams. New Yorkers cannot
be unacquainted with this notable gift of his,
Aa a pitcher woll, with a little luck, he may
dovelop into another Nichols, Ho has speed to
Bpnre. His physical condition la always excel
lent and he fears no club on earth.
So there was no mistaking to n horn the adver
tisement referred. Thero is only one "Ted"
Lewis. On Sunday afternoon Association Hall
was stuffed with young men. Mr. Lewis was
there on tlaio. He was at cool as could be while
tho congregation prayed and sang. Ho is a
good looking voung man, tall, rather alight,
with an interesting, rather immobile, clean-cut
face. Ho did not flush, neither did he fidget.
Ho looked utterly unconcerned whllo the leader
of tho meeting extended a flattering welcomo.
Then the pitcher stood up. bowed, took the New
Tcstnuiont in his hand, found his place quickly
ond read: "Whatsoever He snltb unto you,
do It"
" That is my text, be said simply. And here,
just to show how an Intelligent master of the
national game views Christianity, are a few ex
tracts from bis discourse :
" AH men were born Into religion. When men
begin to realize this they are coming to religion.
Religion demands work. Instant constant work.
It cannot be put off. Time must be grasped as
it passes If a man wish to accomplish anything.
Thushavodono all tho great men that havo
lived. A man cannot assert himself unless he
surrender!) himself.
" Christ w us not effeminate. He was a manly
Christ. His muscles were firm. His back was
unbent. Iloiufterccl on the cross without -hed-dingatear.
He was all courage. This is the
Christ I find In my Bible; nnd you can find Him,
too. If you look ns I have looked."
Herman Long, the prlzo shortstop, who is
working in ono of tho bowline alleys on Wash
ington street, heard Low la preach, and Is re
ported to have remarked: "Ho'sa wonder! Ho
beats me." And Long is a churchgoer.
TJIE BELIEF OF THB FLY-A.WA.TS.
It llao !Vot Been Verified and May Jfevor Be.
but Their Faith Stronr.
From the Atlanta ConitUutlon.
Tho "fly-away" proachcr was at the police
barracks last night for the purpose ot paying
tho fine of ono of his "fly-away" sisters who
was fined Friday becauso sho wouldn't aubmlt
to vaccination. Tho woman, as was stated In
tho Constitution, refused to be vaccinated
because she bollevcd she would never get sick
or die, and that vaccination, like any othor pre
ventive, was sacrilegious. Sho was fined $5,
nnd, not having the money, sbo was sent to the
stocLado for cloven davs.
Last night tho Rov. John Smith, the negro
proaihor who teaches tho "fly-away" doctrine,
cnllod nt tho police barracks nnd said he wanted
to pity tho good slstor's fine. While he was
making tbe arrangements to pay the lino he was
questioned by a reporter.
"Wc-hnvo never lost our faith," said Smith,
"In thodirlno promlso that wo shall not taste
death. When wo thought we would all be
tnnslatcd on tho 15th of last March, wo re
lied upon a rtlrultttlon which a white preacher
had made. Now wo will pay no attention hole
after to any dales. Wo will sock for no signs,
but await tho coming of the Lord. We know if
we have tho right faith we shall never die, but
shall llvo until Christ comes again."
" How many membcrsof your church are thero
now 1" ho w as asked.
"Wo havo over 100," was the reply, "and
they are all, I believe, strong in the faith. Thoy
have sold all tho)-havo and are living with no
thought for the morrow."
"Have any of our members ever died I"
"Oh, yes, a few,"
"Well, how came It. then, they died I"
"Thoy wero not strong In the faith. If any
more of us dio then we know just as soon as
they are dead that they wero not of tho faithful."
"Suppose jou nil eventually die I"
"Then that will ho proof that none of us were
strong In the faith. Thutls a simple proposi
tion, isn't it t But we don't llko to be called tbe
'ilv-aways,' for that Is not our name. Wobe
llcvo that we shall not taste death, and we have
nothing in our doctrlno about flying away."
Smith preaches himself at nil the meetings
and selects such passages as ho holds sup
port tho peculiar tenets ot his religion. Ho Is a
good lllhlo scholar and can toll you an thing
iitioul the book ou may wish to know, in both
thoQld and tho Now Testaments.
Tbearle orTISra Clearly Kiplaloed.
From the Doeton Evening Transcript.
Prof. a. II. Darwin, in his fifth lecture in tho
Lowell Instltuto courso, explained tbe causes of
dally high and low tides. " When the moon Is
over any spot on tho earth tbe water is drawn
up toward It by tho forco it exerts, and at tho
point directly opposite on tho other sldo of tho
rartli tlio water In also raised 111 the form of n
big wave," bald Prof. Darwin, "Between theso
pnlnta on ellhpr sldo of tho oirth's circumfer
ence tho mean Is depressed, tho moon thus tend,
ing to form a spheroid of tho waters, and giving
rlsu to two high anil two low tides In tbo course
of ono revolution of tho enrth.
"To understand tlin bi-monthly spring and
neap tides, wo must uko Into account also the
effect of tho sun on theoeiaim, Tt.o force ex
erted by tho nun Is twcnty-six-tltt) ninths as
powerful as that of tho one moon, nnd when
thore is n full moon or a new moon tho force of
both bodies Isiictlng together, and gives rlsoto
the condition KnoH ii aa spring tides. Hut whon
the inoon is half way between new und full, wax
ing or waning, tbe forco of the sun is acting at
right nnules to that of tbu moon. As ilia sun
oxcrts about half thupnwerof Ibcmoounvertbu
tides, the difference botwicn tlio effect of the
two acting tost thor anil in opposition Is about
na three to one, so that llio tfilra arising from
tho conflict if I ho force, of sun anil moon uro
only ono-thlrd us grrnt ns tho spring tides,
TliHke minor tides am pallid neap tides.''
The observed fact thut high tides ilo not occur
when tbe moon is nvcrhesa, but eovrrnl hours
later, was oxplalncd as duo mainly to tbo com
parative shallowness of the oceans and to tbe
different velocities of all points on tho oailh'a
surface between the maximum of 23,000 miles a
day at the equator and ttro at tht polos.
Mr.MMt)r Boaa.tt Wltasrtvws rrett I
Aftonoo Jtamaltaso with aa anaprMtivaJ f
kat tvatnewhat Iaeort Valaaletorr. M
rremViKhfTr)ntreMfruttTiat. f
TOtJOAHtrOOLALI. TUB rEOrLH BOWS 0 THJ
TMH ART) BOMB OT THE PBOPUt AH, THB ,
TIHB. B0T TOU CANT FOOL ALL TUB rEOMJa v,
ALL. THB TdJE.-OimAnAJI UMOOLN.
Tho Bvtnine nitoram oeatet to appear from ye j
trdayforhttlmtUln.lnaocrdtnwiwlthAbTabAB Y
Lincoln's wise laying that "yon ean fool all, the
Dooolttomt of tht tints and tome of, the people all
tht Umo, but yon etat fool all the peoplo a tht) f
ai.M UlI
And bo was right. The pnbllo alto eta fool Due. Vj
llshtrt all ht time and advertlsert ean fool publish- I a
are some of the time, and they team to bo eontta If
Ingtofooltbemallthetlmt. But the Evening rIa f
prom doesn't propose to bo fooled alltheUme. T
An np-to-date evening paper at ono cent doesn't pay,
Therefore those who are pubUahlng evening papers
at one oent art either fooling the publle or foaling
theavsolvoa.
AtthejrtnIiir!TO doetn't Intend either tt)
t oot Itself or fool tho publlo It hat ceased publication
until tht tuns becomes ripo when II can atop being
tooled and ttopt fooling.
A Boslaeot Han't Opinion of tht) lte 9r.
Houghton.
TOTBnBDrroiorTnsSut Sir.- neither at A churoai m f
mtmber, nor at an aotor, merely at a plain business S
man, I am Impelled to say that your editorial article H
aulogUUo of Br. Houghton will do more for tht ad
vanooment of Christianity than tht futile effort of g
those whose tlmo tad labor It expended In bickerings X
with o there In an tndeavor to establlah tho taper
orttyof some partlenlarcrtea. Thereby you pat the
milk ox human kindness In cold storage to that It w
may bo preserved and drawn upon at needodt thero. f
by yon rebuke thoaeprofetalngOhrlsJlantwhorettJ I
tho leasee of the moil expenalve pew at tho most do. f
vout Christian. Dr. Houghton's charitableness m I
oerred 1ft Inspiration from tho aamt fountain that tew
tplred Hew England poets. Hit charity for all and, fl
malice toward none wero of the Abraham Uneoua a
quality, hit fearleaaneat that of Ohaxlet A. Dana, H
Each men are the mlleatones ot advancing Christiana U
Ity and civilisation. Tho tribute la well deeerrod, t W
la well paid, and Is another Bash ot Btnt light whloa,
will promote healthy growth. V?. T. nitmros. 1
New Took. Mov. 1.
An American Kama for the Tablets or Beany j
To vna EnrroB or Tun tm3(rr If II 1 thoughs ' W
wlao that In tbe Hat of namea to be carved on panels
In the new Academy ot Design there should bo one W
represent our country, why should II not bo that of
John La Fargo r
He UenUtted by hla attainments a a mural palnWf I
to the greatest distinction that may bo conferred OS) 1
an artlet. He hat been tho meant of lifting the mas 1
lng of colored windowa from a mere trade to a prond, fl
position among tbe fine art. I cannot recall the name I
ot another artlat ot oar ttmt who has that restored I
to tbe world a lost art. Ht It entitled to the greatest 1
homage at a painter of landsoap, and tho notes cot
hit travela are the work ot a man of exquisite acotv .
racy of perception.
If r. La Fargo ha been highly honored by the Tresoa '
Oovernment. and did wo honor him it would boo ,
benediction on ourselves. "" W. B. Va Braaa. I
Haw Your. Hot. 20. , f
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Tho Poatal Paradox Ones mora. '
To Tim Editor or Tub Bon sir: In your tnut of
this morning "E. O. O." want to know'wa In
Teufel 1 lot mlt " me ? He will nnd that I am right. t
Let me recommend to hla notice the "Information ,.
notice" obtainable at the Bureau of Information A
window In the Post Office. i
I quote, under the beading: "Foreign (except Can- fit
adaand Mexico)" Commercial papers (deeds. In- 9'
voices. Insurance and legal documenta. bllla of lading f
and almllar papers also manuacrlpt for publication),
D oenta, If not orer ten ounces." tic. i
If "E. a. C." will look cloaoly. he will see that I !
referred to legal documents. With thank to Tna '
Sea, A. C. K.
New Tobx, Hot. 30.
Praaoo and Diraaar Agree About England.
From Le Journal.
At the base of tbe Dun Dum bullet there Is a cavity- !
In which Is Inserted a braaa tube, and the bullet. Im
mediately It rccelvea the least reslatanoe, expands
andlntUcte the moat horrid lnjurlea. The Geneva
convention baa formally Interdicted the uae of this
bullet, which la really an exploalre one. And who
can assert In England that French soldiers have ever !
employed an explosive bullet against tho Black Tlagt,
the Dahomeya, or tho Malagasy? But when Brttlah
Interests are In Jeopardy, the end Justice! the means.
From the Berlin Taacblatt, M
The manner In which the English aro conducting B
the war In Northweat India docs not seom to be ex- IB
actly Inspired with the principles of clrllliatlon. Ono n
has heard about tho use of the ao-called Dum-Dum HI
bullet. But that la not all. Tbo newa from the aeat BJ
of war continually refers to native Tillages burned Hj
down on the moat frivolous pretext. We reoolleot V
well the Indignant expressions of the English preas
In 1870-71 concerning the conflagrations caused by i.H
the Germans. Indeed, it Is a veritable satisfaction ta '' 1
ua to see to-day these English Pharisees unmasked. i' I
Ifo Arbitration Treaty Just Tot. I
.From the Brooklyn Eagle.
WlsanraTON, Nor. SO. Reports to the effect that M
President UcKlnley waa Interested In the preparation 9
of a new arbitration treaty with Great Britain aro
unwarranted. The Prealdent Is jnat now busy In tha 1
preparation of his annual message, and ha considers tf
of the first Importance the annexation of Hawaii, the JL
building of the Nicaragua Canal, and the paaaaga ot flr
a currency measure that will relieve our financial m
condition. When Congreas baa dlacusaed and acted J
upon theas thing perhaps be may consider the mat. ' I
ter of a new treaty of arbitration with England, Sir
Julian Pauncefote, the British Ambaaaador to thla
country, who la an aspirant for the peerage, undoubt- ' I
edly would like to gain tbe eclat for hlmaelf that ha t
thlnka would result from the adoption of .a new
treaty of arbitration with hla Government. Ho ana V
hla frtenda in thla country are doing all they oan to
oreate a aentlment In faror of auch a treaty, but tho i
Prealdent'a adrlsera eay that he la not fathering any
new arbitration with England at tbe present tlma.
Tho nrltlah Car ShooheO.
From the London DaUv Stall.
Hr. Jnatloe Darling continue to giro offraea TJ8)
certain auacrptlble member of tha legal profession
by appearing In court wearing one of tbe tall "atand
up turn-down " collar oommonly Been about town la
company with a centre parting, a aucklng knobbed
tick, an eyeglass, and a vacant expression.
Tho Bun llaa the Best Report or tbo Oansa,
from the Mount Vernon Daily Argue. .
The football game between Yale and Harvard on h
Saturday, aa reported In Tar Bus, wa the cleanest,
most comprrbenelTO, and Interesting report printed
In any of the great New York journal. II wa free
from sensational rot and dens orltlclsm. '
Tha Oalr Remedy.
From the Chicago Daily TWkuna,
"Mamma, I deu you'll havo to turn the hot on
me."
"Why. dear t"
Tauao I've dot my 'tooklags on wrong side out,"
SUNBEAMS.
Whne going over a oornfleld at Cwlght. ran., a
farmer found a gold ring that hla wife had lot there
eleren year ago.
Ann Arbor boardtcghous mistresses, feeling
strong for a fight, have been discussing a purpose to '
prohibit amoklng in room rented to atudent.
From Merlda, Yuoatan, oomea the story of an
obliging and resigned prisoner who escorted through .
the atreeta hla drunken guard, after baring taken tha
offlcer'e gun away, delivered him to the Jail author!- j i
ilea, and went back to work,
At Alsea, Or., an executor of a will who aought to 1
prevent tbo decedent's widow, the exeeutor'a mother- 1
In law, from entering a granary on the estate, ar- 1
ranged a gun ao that It would be dlacharged through fl
the doorway the moment tbe door was opened. J
Horaea hare become so cheap In the nelghborhpf.
of Fort Scott, Kan . that a stockman haa fouuVjt
prontablo to buy tbem, slaughter them, and feed the ' t
flesh to hU hogs. An attempt to atontha practice '
demonstrated that there la no law which prohibits It. I
Boarding school glrla near Topeka, Kan., out tot
a lark on day, uaed a hay stack for a ahootlog the
chutea performance and aucceeded In bringing down '
the top of the ataek on tbemsclrei, and with It tha I
farmer's wrath, no took legal advice and threatens I
prosecution for treapaaa and a suit f or damsgea. I
-It baa been noticed that within the paat year tho J
chipping of biu from the Stonewall Jaekaon monu
ment, at tho placo wbero he reeelred his mortal
wound on the battlefield of Chimelloravllle, ha a.
rioutly disfigured the monuuiont, and step have
been taken to deal aererely with rallo hunters, other
wise deacrlbod a vandals. In future. The report
ssys tbat tbo moaumint to the Union Uaa. Btdgwlsai
near by I almost untovwhad.
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