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HP THB SUN, THURSDAY; DECEMfarft 2, 1807, - Ae$ If flflWls THUIISDAY, DECEMDER 2, 18D7. ;';HK sDscrlBltsa bj Mall Fost.Fald. K PAILY.psr Month SO o twHHfi tilLY, psr Tsar o OO PftHflstf BUNDAT, per Year 9 " UflLaflte: I3A1.LT AND RUHDAY, per Year OO wHHjjT PAILY AND SUNDAY, per Month TO I'fKET restate to foretgn countries added. Wmi Wr Stm !few To,k c"r y K If Piiti glosqna No. IS, near Grand notsL ana Ift' ifj stlosasa no. 1 0, Boulevard d ss Oapudnes. tyWi itS, (' m,: 'BVa XftnarfrUneU who favor w wtla maturtj or i Jeffr i5 paollsailen wtsA (a Aar rejected artielet returned, ft "tti ttg My must in all eatte una" etamptfor that pvrpote. i e Is ?i 1; R. J1 m'fJsrF Replenish tho Treasury t $ III, Tho deficit In tho revenuo of tho United f- KsssvE' States for tho first five months of tho fiscal EssEr cflT ' offlc'',r reported nt nearly $-10,-?''cfl? OdO.000. It may bo reduced all ttlo during M slflVit the present month, hut for tho first half of IBf 000.000. At this rnto, It will amount, for i'lK I tho whole year, to $00,000,000. I:sfl!& 'Secretary Gage, it Is said, Is hopeful that EKk i the rcTcnuo will so far Increase, after Jan. iIHHk$ 1808' as to rcciuco tho threatened deficit f&HI by July 1, 1808, to $26,000,000. To effect h'HHW thla, revenue for the six months from is'B-i" Jan 1 to July 1, 1808, must not only equal IvR-i the expenses, which will require an Increaso j&flHlg Inltof ?45,000,OOOoTorthorovenuoof tho KsWflV first six months, but It must exceed thorn ffii' by $20,000,000. Thus, to meot tho Sccro- f, BHft ' tary's expectations, tho re vonuo for tho lost &'& half of tho current flscal year will have to J;HH4 bo $00,000,000 more than ltr has been wflfljji during the first half. This Is possible, but sK not probable. iilK' '' '" truo iiiai' tbauks to President plwr Cleveland's enormous bond Issues, and it hIA to the receipts from tho salo of tho Union 't mWptK Paclflo Hallway, a largo balance will re- ! IK main In the Treasury on July 1, 1808, even '& alter meeting a deficit of $00,000,000 for fe !' the year ending that day. Of this balance, ( i':ll however, $160,000,000 will consist of gold, 1 Ufi which ought to bo held exclusively as a 'i ? reserve fund for tho redemption of tho svVt Government demand notes. It Is not likely If B$ that tho fund will bo needed for actual re-;- H3, demptton, but if It 1b used, as It was used, !: under tho Cleveland Administration, for Si mKk no Pyment of current expenses, tho cry J- Br,' may bo again raised, as It was then, that ; BM tho Treasury is in danger of suspending vILm B'd payments, and further bond Issues LfKBS may be needed to quiet the public mind. K mS$ Prevention Is better than cure, and a suf- f Wjmil flclent revenue is better than bond salo. at Ef 4 Congress take measures, at once, for re '' if W' plenishing the Treasury, and spare the na f llw tlon hum,,lat'011 antl the financial wuh- agony it suffered under Cleveland. k IrH Th0 Knd of tbo HnJtlnn Incident. 4 alp? The despatches received from Ambassa-sBJJJf;- ' Aor "White remove, It Is said, any Im IWWp,' medlato apprehension that Germany will KFjH,Jj; attempt to enforco her Indemnity claim ISJIlBfe against Hayti by means of a naval demon-B- etratlon at Port-au-Prince. The cruiser S'"B:y Geflon, instead of being sent to tho "West a'.WBJI Indies, w(ll go to China; and whllo two 0 'H ' BCl,00'sllIP8 "i-1 represent Germany In tho iff IB Wf Caribbean Sea, yet their cruise is expected ?! " to be tho ordinary one for purposes of sea SB S- instruction. BF M It would be strange If Germany should "Is M P undertake to use toward Hayti the high- rt (R ; handed method she has employed In China. f 'i Granting that a year's imprisonment was WifU' severe sentence to impose upon Herr r H " LtJEDEits for his resistance to tho officers -W'i' Sent to nrrest nls servant, tho actual fact Is ifcjK. that ho passed less than a month in jail, l having been released at Germany's demand, syEsjS backed by tho request of our own Minister. piBKt Hayti has thus far only refused to bo bul- ilUfe 'led' and to be regarded, to adopt tho ex- feBtes presslon of an angry correspondent of a f Mi"' Berlin newspaper, " not as a civilized' H ifr" State, but as a piece of exported Africa, $ llf! where only cannon and repeating rifles are U, IB, of any use." ' f En II Cftn wcl1 bo understood that, if Herr p BJ& Luedeus shared the views of this corre- f S 1M spondent and tho accompanying views that ( f IBS' the Hayttan police were "an Infamous pack 5 Jjjji Hl of scoundrels," ho succeeded very easily In ' 'cHp getting himself into trouble. But there i S !& seems now to be a good prospect that tho ' ' all ai r will be amicably settled. ' '-Hp A MuBwumP Wall. ;! Of all tho tiresome brood of Mugwumps, ! n' tho one who produces tho most weariness Is IB Caul Scnuuz. It Is because ho talks so SH,: much and writes so much, appearing on fe' iBft Platform or in print whenever he has ByjW-if an opportunity to fill hours of tlmo or col- W$ jBJfc umns of newspaper upaco with dreary and PBBwJ worm-eaten Mugwump philosophy. Tho aC Hw' older tho Hon. Cahl Schchz grows tho M$ B I more tiresome he becomes. Wk. Bjl' Mr. Schurz Is a German, but, unfortu- J it B nately, bo Is a master of the English Ian- fB guage, speaking and writing it fluently and t copiously. Ho can mako a long speech or Btf Wrlto a IonK artIcl ,n both English and 'H German, and thus exhaust the patlenco of fiiBj'jf both races with his intolerable Mugwump- kBff ery. Ho Is a Mugwump becauso nothing -KB posltlvo In politics ever suits him; po- SBf Htlcal negation only Is harmonious with !hls temperament, for he is naturally a kicker. Ho Is against agreement and organ ization, for be Is always a balky horse. Hence, during tho lato campaign In Now York Cahl Scncnz was in his clement; It afforded hlra a chanco to kick out of tho po litical traces In full view of tho public. M f( Naturally, the campaign over, ho proceeds Sj : 5. to philosophise on It In Harper's WeeMy Bj; Ifejf after his usual Mugwump fashion. It Is a ('' long, dreary repetition of old platitudes m ,t and fallacies about tho evil of turning over S'jHk municipal government to a national party. HH( That question was decided very emphntl B"B cally by tho peoplo of New York on the JM BH of last month. They voted In favor of 8 'B party government and against municipal 9Bf, non-partisanship by about two-thirds, com B ,VJ'' posed of both Democrats and Itepubllcaus, I ,'H eacl1 8'Jo standing by Its own party. They BJi demanded that a distinct national party riBy hould bo responsible for the Government Vi'.Bf' ' eW Yorlt ond wcro not willing to H B trust It to a man who proposed to go as ho KBk pleased "In fear of God," as a ruler by SiKr Slvlno right, whoso tltlo to the office could -IBM' M eonnrmei nly l,y the people's accepting E' ($ nlm at his own valuation. f Mjl ln tl10 faco of this Impressive decision T'lf- 'h0 MuK"umP Sciiuit7. concludes his Ws'Bt Sreury two-column article by declaring HJIJBgl that "whether national party politics can ICavf be eliminated from municipal concerns Is fftti 'tertalnly not answered In tho ncgathe In tB8 & recent election in New York." Tho H I? leclslon of two-thirds of the people was r Bft at natlona' politics shall not bo excluded, MfcBi? hetbec.Jtbs exclusion U poaalblo or not. Nor is it possible. A Urge part of the Low rote Itself went to him because of consider ations of national politics strictly, for It was Influenced by enmity to the Republi can party. Tho Rcld-Mllholland-Brook-flcld-McCook gang would not havo gono Into the Low movement except to wreak their revengo on tho Republican party as a national party, and they arc now continuing their efforts at Republican dtsorganltatlon becauso of that malignity. Their ani mosity Is not merely against the Republican organization In this city, but against tho national organization also, because of tholr disappointed and vlndlctlvo vanity. Reid, for instance, ts as much against Mr. Mo Kinlet for not giving him a Cabinet placo as he Is against Mr. Platt for not support ing his application for It. Tho motive forco of tho Low enterprise was the splto and rago of such disappointed ambition In national politics. Tho samo vlndlctlveness In tho samo breasts was Intriguing in tho spring of lost year to turn over this State to tho Democrats. Two-thirds of tho peoplo of New York, Democrats and Republicans, decided that they would not intrust Its Government to that petty and malicious crowd. They re fused to be humbugged by tholr clap-trap pretences of non-partisanship. Mr. Carl Scntmz and company havo been overcome and cast aside by tho popular sentiment of Now York, and tholr Mugwump philosophy is voted a bore and a nuisance. Tbo London Statue of Washington. It is to bo hoped that tho novelist, David Christie Murray, will not bo discouraged In his effort to procure tho erection of a statuo of Washington ln London by tho frigid reception which his praiseworthy proposition has encountered in tho leading Journals of the British metropolis. Wo will admit that tho Washington statue suggestion must bo naturally some thing of a shock to tho warriors of tho London newspapers. That revered namo recalls tho greatest victory ever won In war over Great Britain, and also tho largest loss of territory which that or any other nation ever experienced In tho history of all tho ages. It Is not surprising that tho first Impulse of tho English press should be to murder tho audacious Murray for his wrath-provoking proposal. But there Is another sido of tho medal, Intensely gratifying to British pride, and they occasionally Invite us to contem plate It with them ln tho spirit of affec tionate brotherhood. It ts that Washing ton was, after all, an Englishman before ho becamo a frco and Independent Ameri can, and that his splendid famo as a hero and an empire builder isonoof the price less possessions of the English-speaking races. It soothes them to remind us that tho men with whom ho conquered Corn WALLI8 were onco their brethren as well as tho gallant ancestors of their present " kin across the sea," of whom tho mother coun try Is bo supremely proud to-day. How often and how fervently have wo been as sured, both In poetry and In prose, that wo are co-heirs with them In all tho unfading glory that wreathes tho name of England In every field of human achievement; that with them wo possess a common heritage ln tho genius of Shakespeare. If these professions of deep-seated affec tion and undying lovo have, Indeed, the solid substratum of sincerity which Mr. Bayard and others discovered, the mil lions of Englishmen that proclaim their reverence for their illustrious "kinsman," who was " first ln war and first in peace," will not be deterred by tho London editors from raising a bronze or marble Image of hlra ln the choicest spot of tholr capital. To what nobler use could a British sov ereign or a British crown bo put than to lay It at tho feet of George Washington ? Tho Crown Prince of Greece. Prince Constantine js said to be about to publish his experiences In tho late war with the Turks In a book which Is to ap pear shortly. If tho forecast of tho volume which has been printed In ono of tho Athens newspapers lscorrect, It will handle some of tho Greek politicians and military men without gloves. In dealing with tho latter tho Crown Prince carefully, distinguishes between tho men who erred from want of experience and tho wholly Incompetent who wero thrust upon him in splto of his protests, and he does not spare tho chattering poli ticians at Athens who, after bringing war on the country, were incapable of directing it with vigor or honesty. Tho royal critic dwells particularly on tho unprcparedncss of tho army for war through tho deficiency In practical training of tho whole personnel, from himself downward, and the inefficiency of the armament and equipment, and ho severely blames tho freo and easy system prevailing in Greece, by which tho wealthy and thoso having political Influence wcro able to obtain exemption from tho duty of serving tho country. At tho samo tlmo ho does full justlco to tho rank and fllo of tho army, who under tho most trying and discouraging circumstances stood by their colors and wero always ready to perform their duty. Tho navy, tho Crown Prince says, labored under tho samo disabilities as the army. According to him there was nothing It could do. Had It bombarded any Turkish coast town It would have destroyed prop erty mostly belonging to Greeks, their fellow countrymen, although under tho Turkish flag; and It was Impossible to land sufficient forces anywhero to make a per manent lodgment. Tho evacuation of Larlssa after tho Turks had forced tho passes was necessary to avoid a Sedan, the army not being strong enough to furnish a slcgo garrison and leave a forco sufficient to cover tbo roads leading Into Greece. Tho blame for thin ho throws on tho Govern ment nt Athens, who failed to send him re inforcements, nlthough Athens was full of men freed from military service by favor. Tho Prince acknowledges that when ho left tho capital to take command of tbo army In Thessaly ho did not expect thero would bo any fighting, for thero was no serious wish for war at Athens. When, however, ho found that things were drift ing that way In splto of tho disinclination of both sides to begin, ho worked his best to prepare tho army for battle; but It was too late. As to thoso who howl for further fighting, ho makes the practical suggestion that they should bo placed In the first lino to give t hem a taste of what real war Is like. Looking to tho future, the Prince do dares that so soon as peaco Is definitely concluded tho work of reorganizing tho defensive forces of the country must be taken seriously In hand, and the frontier which has been altered so Injuriously to Greece must bo properly fortified. It will need more than reorganization of the army to Insure Greece the enjoyment and permanence of what remains of her Independence, The exuberance of Greek politics mustrbo ruthlessly restrained by lafrTtnw mnraWJ) ww-tf iMWMWW"M ' '.' ' ; BMavaaaakaBBMBaaaaaaWBaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHMI ' common sense, of which thero is no lack among the Greek people. Tho troublo Is that It Is ovorborno by tho profes sional politicians at Athens with their shallow statesmanship and doubtful pa triotism. Tho lato M. TniCOUPis wore away his llfo and influence in vain efforts to bring Greek affairs Into a practical groove. His antagonist M. Deliyannib, who Is responsible for tho prcsont dlsastors to Greece, has nover bocn nnythlng but a politician of the hour, yielding to trio clamor of tho mob and tho frivolous jour nals Immediately around him. His rela tions with tho King, who alono stands between Greece and the suppression of her Independence, havo nover been cordial, and he Is mistrusted by foreign governments, even thoso friendly to Greece That tbo Greeks should asplro to a repub lican form of government Is natural enough, but, situated as they arc, thoy must accept the posslhlo or succumb. Mcantlmo thoy should profit by tho hard expcrlcnco they aro passing through, and prepare themselves politically and In a military way for tho turn of tho wheel of fortuno which sooner or later brings tho oppor tunity to thoso who know how to wait. Tho vindication of himself and tho army which tho Crown Prince Constantine Is said to be about to publish will not mako any dlffcrenco In tho opinions of thoso who understood the situation of Grecco ln tho lato strugglo ; but It may bo useful ln placing on record a refutation of tho calumnious rub bish that was so freely published and cir culated by tho enemies of Greek freedom and of liberalism generally. Tho Celebration of a Ghastly Murder. Two arguments wero used In support of tho law providing for tho administration of capital punishment by means of elec tricity. Ono was on tho ground of its humanity ln producing Instant death. Tho other was that Incidentally tbo new law required that the execution should tako placo in tho prison under circum stances which could not bo described with tho picturesque detail of tho re ports of hangings which had before pre vailed with newspapers. Only tho bare announcement of the execution was to bo made; and such reserve, It was argued, would bo conducive to public morals, before Injuriously affected by tho reporting of tho hangings of murderers as events of primo popular Interest. Putting asldo the question of greater .humanity and admitting that It has been settled in favor of electric execution, how Is It about tho moral argument? We havo an answer to It In the newspaper treatment of the horrible Glcldeensuppe murder. No account of a hanging, however circum stantial and picturesque It might havo been, could have had an influence on public morals so deleterious as have been tho stories, partially true or wholly fabricated, and told with both pen and pencil, which have filled the yel low journals for months. In tho first place, thoso newspapers set out as rival de tectives to dlccover the murderer. Tho re porters, multiplied ln number for tho occasion, scrambled and fought In tbelr eagerness to get ahead ' in tho search. Meanwhile their employers made tho ghastly crimo tho principal feature of their papers, giving broadsides to it, with pictures of tho mangled remains of the murdered man, of tho facts of tho man and the woman accused of tho crime, and of tho implements used by them In their horrible work. This went on for weeks together, day In and day out, and tho brutal pictures and glaring typo occu pied the most conspicuous places In thoso sheets. Then came contradictory stories of confession by tho criminals, spiced with descriptions Of their illicit relations. When tho trial began, these papers again competed with each other ln giving tho most revolting, blood-curdling, and provoc ative accounts of tho proceedings. Tho rival reporters glared at each other in fierce enmity, for they wero harpies with appetites for tho samo horrible food. New devices for obtaining and transmit ting tho reports of the trial were contrived. Pictures of tho accused man and woman, half tho newspaper pago in size, wero printed In somo now attitudes almost every day In tho week. Tho horrible murder was their ono great feature, and to attract tho greater attention they Invented dally all tho ghastly details which their imag inations could conceive. No sooner was Thorn convicted than tho yellow journals wero engaged in tho fabrication of a confession from him, ac quitting the woman of participating in tho actual murder, and accusing himself as tho solo originator of tho crime and tho slnglo person guilty of it. Hero they agreed. Both of them said that Thorn roado tho confession to Police Captain Methven, and tho papers of tho town gen erally, with tho exception of The Sun, ac cepted tho Improbable story and published it as true. Actually thero was no such confession. "It's nil a He," said Capt. Methven yesterday. It was only tho last of a long chain of lies concerning this frightfully brutal crimo. Meantime, they have been for many weeks holding up Thorn and Mrs. Nack as tho foremost characters of tho tlmo and drawing to them morbid sympathy and hero-worship. Tho old reports of hangings, confined to a slnglo day, were of little demoralizing Influence, oven if they were at all injurious, as compared with the long sensation which these journals havo mado of a revolting crime and tho celebration thoy havo given to Its perpetrators. Ships for' Gulf Waters. Our Government has been for a long tlmo almost over-scrupulous, on Spain's account, In refraining from sending Its vessels to tho West Indies. It has, indeed, kept cruisers, gunboats, and revenuo cutters ln abundance off tho Florida coast, but that has been with a view to execute our neu trality laws, with resulting benefit to Spain. But tho old practice of sending Bhips to crulso In the Gulf and tho Carib bean has been of lato Intermitted. Notably the North Atlantic squadron has been kept at Its exercises In high latitudes, Instead of wintering In the Gulf. Wo aro now, however, to seo a llttlo re laxation in this respect. The annual In spection of Navassa, the well-known guano Island, will bo Intrusted to tho cruiser Mar blehead, and while so engaged, alio Is likely, It is said, to havo her headquarters at Port-au-Prince. Tho Annapolis, too, Is sched uled for a winter's trip there, reaching Bar badoes Dec, 17, and touching successively at Martinique, St. Ivltts, St. Thomas, La Guayra, Curacoa, and Key West. It will be seen that Port-au-Prince is not in her itinerary, but she will bo near at hand. The Wilmington also will pass through these waters on her way to the South At lantlo station, touching at Guadeloupe. Whether these advanced will be followed 1 by other movements la doubtful. It seems lmprobablo just now that tho North Atlan tic squadron will mako a Gulf trip, al though Spain seems for the moment less auspicious of us. But tho time Is certainly favorable for ro-cstabllshlng our old and commendablo practice of keeping at least ono or two vessels in the Important waters Immediately south of us. Old Ironside. In his annual report Secretary Lonq suggests that tho Constitution, tho hun dredth anniversary of whose launching was celebrated, not long ago, should start her second century by being flttod up as a training ship, so that sho may not pass away from tho navy list Tho Secretary Is right In desiring to keep tho famous old craft on tho list of tho navy, and If tho alternative proposal, to ubo her as a naval museum or old curiosity shop at Washington, would necessarily remove her from that list, this would bo an objec tion. But Is her employment as a training ship also frco from objections T Certainly no craft of a more Inspiring history could bo chosen as the school and homo of young American sailors, and It sho wcro moored, with no attempt to mako voyages, long or short, and wcro well protected against ac cidents of fire or flood, such an occupation for her might do. But, after all, wo may well begin by de termining that thero Is no need of utilizing her. Sho has performed a round century of service, a few years of which wero as glori ous as over fell to the lot of a ship. If over a war vessel deserved to bo retired without further effort to put her to work. It Is Old Ironsides. Indeed, bIio must Inevitably be useful ln tho highest sonso, becauso her very existence will be a constant reminder of tho glories of tho early days of our navy and an Inspiration to patriotism. Tho primary purpose, In a word, should be to prcservo tho old vessel for future gen erations to tho latest possible day, and henco any occupation thatwould materially Increaso tho wear and tear on her or would bring her additional chances of destruction, Is not to bo thought of. Ever since tho old Kearsarge, which sent tho Alabama to tho bottom ln ono of tho greatest naval duels of modern days, was wrecked on Roncador Reef by tho incompetency of those who had charge of her, this matter has been of deep Import to tho American people. Tho other great naval relic of tho civil war, tho Hartford, Admiral Farraout's flagship, has been modernized in ma chinery and armament. Whether sho will render activo service proportional to tho outlay, as compared with a new steel gun boat, is yet to bo seen; but the main anxi ety of tho people will bo that she may re main safe and sound. It was not pleasant to read, a few weeks ago, In despatches from Boston, which wo trust were exaggerated, that tho Constitu tion had been damaged In a storm, having " broken her moorings and crashed against tho wharf," with resulting Injuries to her hull. Of course, perfect immunity from in juries cannot be guaranteed, but in general the aim of Congress in determining tho future of Old Ironsides, should bo that of preserving her as a relic, rather than of turning her to practical account. The noblo frigate that won such renown under Hull, Bainbridoe, and Stewart, should bo cared for as an inberitanco that succcssivo generations must transmit, so long as it can be mado to last. The Seml-Conjjelntlon of Dr. Hep wort b. Tho well-travelled road between the great Turkish town of Treblzond and tho great Turkish town of Erzcrum has been tho scene of harrowing experiences on tho part of the Rev. George H. Hepworth. Tho adventures of this heroic clergyman and journalist aro thus described editorially In tho New York Herald, which in Its admi ration compares tho Rev. Dr. Hepworth to St. Paul: "After ptrll by land and water, after trartl on foot and horseback orer glacj mountatni and through sandy deserts, suffering alternately from In tense cold and beat, the undaunted dlrloe, like St, Paul of old, has triumphed orer all danger and dis ease, and, surriTlng the arduous Journey better than most of his younger companions, has at length begun bis series of Investigations." The Rev. Dr. Hepworth's own report to his employer is a shado less thrilling : "TwelTe loaded camels the day before fell over a precipice. Wei escaped without mishap, but are nearly frosen. Wo are sincerely glad that tho Rev. Dr. Hepworth did not follow the twelve loaded camels over the precipice. Ho would havo mado tho thirteenth, an un lucky number. Wo are also very glad that tho Rov. Dr. Hepworth did not completely freeze. It would havo been a melancholy end to an Inoffensive career If tho Rov. Dr. Hepworth had been compelled by tho weather and James Gordon Bennett to stand perpetually on tho summit of thoso " glacy " mountains, a congclated mass of erudition and enterprise, a sort of monu mental and personified Freo Ice Fund. Tho Hon. Richard Franklin Petti orbw, a Senator In CongrcBs from South Da kota, has mado himself conspicuous by his revolutions on sliver wheels and by tho numbor of muttou-lioadcd and crazy-cred measures which be has Introduced into tho Senate. Now ho is looklnp; for now glories. Ho lins been to Hawaii as an antl-annexatlon missionary, and Is coins to pour forth his missionary zoal In tho Scnnto as toon as ho gets a chanco. As wo un derstand It, the folks In Hawaii aro willing to overlook Mr. Pettiorew and to bo annoxed to the United States In splto of tbo fact that ho Is a citizen oC the samo; but they will not objoct It ho chooses to secede. Tho sane and sincere elements of Populism. St. Louis Republic. What aro tho sane elements of Populism I It Is affecting to seo the Hon. Georoe FitEn Williams resting: one band affectionately upon tho hynclntbinu curls of tho Hon. Thomas IIilky, ono Democratic candldato for Mnyorof Iloston, and shaking the other hand Indignantly at the Hon Josiaii Quincv. tho other and regu lar Democratio candidate for Mayor of Iloston. " You aro an unswerving:, steadfast, and out spoken representative of the Democracy as it was declared at Chicago last year," says Mr. Wil liams to Mr. Hilkv. Mr. Hii.ev Is equally out spoken In regard to tho wickedness of department stores. "So let mo say to my old friend, good luck," continues tbo sago of Doillmm. Mr. Wil liams has no great amount of political good luck to bostow, but such as he has bo gives freely. Mcamvhllo there Is a certain satisfac tion In remembering that Iloston was n Itcpub llcan town on tho 'lueudny after the first Mon day of Inst month. Neither Tom TUlet'b nor Josu Quinov'b heart should bo broken. The olcctlon of a Republican Mayor should salve tbo grlot of both. Married Blcbly-elabt Years. From thi Philadelphia Rtcori. Nois. Jllch., Not, 28. Mr, and Mrs. Jacob lllller ot Elkton, Mlcb , 10-day celebrated their eighty-eighth wedding annlTeraary. The husband Is 1 08 years old and the wife 107. The former U bale and hearty bat the wife has lost her sight. OXB aXAXDJJttDl OltB CUXBBXCr, a Master Repablleane er the Weal rr the Greenback That Means Cold. rom thi CMonoo lYIbune. TnB Sun, tho strongest and most Influential Republican papor In Greater Now York, defines Its position on the currency question with groat clearness and In a fashion which will suit tbo Republicans of tho West. It begins by stating that "the fundamental issuo " is: Shall the paper money of the nation be Issued ex clualrely by the banks, or shall it be Issued exclu sively by the OoTernmsnt? At present both agencies are In operation, and each one Is struggling for su premacy over the other. Ono ot the rivals must surrender to the other and leave ln Itsexclualvo possession tho func tion of supplying what papor money tho people need. To whoso hands can that function bo most safely Intrusted! After quoting Sccro tary Oago's remark about "the national Treasury awkwardly performing an office entirely foreign to Its proper function," TriE Sun observes: In the same spirit the Mugwump .Veto York Timf Friday morning editorially denounced tho Issuo of currency by tbe Government exclush ely as a scheme of Inflation destined to bankrupt tho nation, because under It the currency would bo controlled by Con gress and not put In charge of the banks. Tbo rimes, however, omits to mention that four times within twelve years namely, In 1884, 1BV0, 1SH3, and 1800 the banks ot this city defaulted on their obligations to their depositors, and that these depositors, ln order to get currency with which to carry on their Dullness, bad to sell their checks to Wall street brokers at a considerable discount. To vest In such weak Institu tions and In the less responsible banks of the rural districts the exclusive function ot timing paper money Is an aot of folly whloh our people will never commit. TnE Sun states that the advocates of bank currency are divided Into two parties. Ono ot these desires to havo tho bank currency guaran teed by the Qovornment and redeemed through the Treasury. Rutin that case: The Government Is to print the notrs, take chargo of tbe fund for their redemption, redeem them when presented, and pay them when the banks fall to pay them. That the Oovernmcnt might as well do the business on Its on n account and tor Its own boneflt Is too plain to need demonstration. Tho other party desires to return to tho anto war system, each bank Issuing notes against its own assets and redeeming them only at itB own counter. Rut to allow tho thousands of llttlo banks ln tho United States "to Issue notes at pleasure and lot tho peoplo tako the risk of tbelr being good is an absurdity which ncoda only to be seen to bo rojoctcd." The Sun nnnouncos that tho position It takes, "tho only sound and logical position," is this: All the paper money of the country shall be Issued by the Government directly and redeemed by It di rectly, without employing the banks to do It and paying them for It by paying them Interest on bouds, purchased with the money which It guarantees. Still less should the banks be allowed to Issue circulation without security and without limit. Tbe Govern ment money should alwas bo redeemable ln gold and Instead or being, as the nines faliely asserts It would be, unlimited ln amount. It would bo limited by redemption to no greater volume than the wants of legitimate business require. How much this volume could consistently with Its redemption be Increased over that of our present Government money experience would determine. Probably $2Su, 000.000 of It would be needed to take the place ot the g230.000.000 of outstanding bank currency, and possibly more; but, whatover Its amount, It should always be redeemable ln gold, and therefore It would be ss gooa as gold. Theso aro tho views which The Sun is advo cating. Thoy are tho views of more Eastern Republicans than tbo advocates of nbank-noto currency aro willing to admit. They are sub stantially tho views which Western Republican Congressmen will bo found advocating when Congress meets. Lord Salisbury on Mrrnlnmnnla. To Tnx Editor or The Sum str: It must bo what Beth Low would call " ono ot the tragedies ot life ' a comment which Larry Oolklu would surely echo to find thel'rlmeMlnlsteror Englaud turning to the' columns ot The Sck when at a loss for languago suit able enough and strong enough to express his mean Ins. I refer to the use of tho word megalomania." They think that It Is Sal'sbury's own; and even God kin's paper uses It In a recent London despatch. If he thought It appeared originally ln Tin: Svv, and that " mtvalomanlac" was offered as a good substi tute word or "Mugwump "it I remember rightly how mean be must now fceL It Is years ogo now since tho Introduction ot this word by The Scn caused so much amusement to your readers. I cannot tlr tbe preciso date of Its appear an e ln 3 our columns; but It was ln or about the time that you luvented the eletbometer, which rose and fell In proport Ion as the chltf Mugwump lied or told the truth. You have never said anything at out this alethonteter for a Ion? time, so I suppose Go lkln's gyrations caused It to rise so high that It burst. According to The Scf of yesterday Lord Salisbury uses tho word "megalomania" In htaspeechon muni cipal government at the Natlcn.il Consenatlvp Con ference. It v. Ill pre all In New York, ho sayB, under the new municipal administration, as It always had prevailed In Paris. Alas, alos! that the fiery Cecil should know co little of the beauties and possibilities of this noble word when properly applied I But his description of tho men whom he desires to see dominant In the London County Council, of how that body should lie composed, so exactly tallies with what GodLtn saya about our representative bodies, and with what every Mugwump thinks of every man who Isn't a Mugwump, that It ought bo here set down: Hell speaking of the dudis and swells, and menot wealth, and of them alone, aa being fitted to govern; and ho says; Hut If you overload thorn you will not get these men. Ihej cannot gle you the whoin of their time; somo must be given to their own affairs, and though I do not for a moment d ny that nu have excellent men on the London Couuty Council, they are men of another type. Tl.ty ure men vim otte Ihrutsrlica tchollu vp to thia mutter That Is nut so good, or any thing like so good, as a government comlstlng of men v, ho aro still conducting their on 11 affairs. There Is the spirit that tights the payment ot mem bers of Parliament; that fights tho extension of the electoral franchise; that fights any measure that would tako away the political power of tbo "govern ing families" and gtve It to " men who give them selves wholly" to the service of tho people. If thero be any dlffcrenco between Salisbury's speech and a Mugwump's tirade against New York, I fall loses It. Meanwhile, please mske another alelhumtter. New York, Nov. 29. J. M. Wiix. Cuba and flpalna Debt. To the Editor or The Sex Sir; A few months ago Mr. Depew was speaking a good deal around the country In favor of tlm ratification of the arbitration treaty, I remember he extolled tlm money Influence. of tbe great bankers of the world as all-potent In pre venting wars. I would like to hear from him about tbo money Influence m the Cuba business, lias the Influence ot tho long purses mitigated the barbarities In Cuba? If not, why not? Is It possible that the United States Government bends to the money bags of Europe In refusing bellig erent rights to Cubanj? Must we Americans subor dinate principle to tho debt of Spain and Indirectly encourage tbe slaughter of all tho Cubans In order that tbe moaey lenders may get their blood money back? O. II. KlKBiLU Niw Yobi. Nov. 29. !tw Vorb BinoStn AaCunitiea Cblrnaro. To the Editor or Tnx Si't Sir: A Chicago man v as In my ofllce to day. Upon seeing clouds of black smoke Issuing from tbe chimneys of the K llson Klec trio Light Company ln Oold slreit, ho rrinurkdl that such a thing would not bo permitted In hi town. Well, I thought that was a sad commentary on what will very shortly be the second city of the world by a citizen of the would be llrst city of the world. It oc curred to meat the same time that perhaiis If The Bra's attention wcro calle I to this cltar flotation of the law against tbe us ot bltumluous coal In this city, It would, probably, uso the same cffei th e means to suppress tho niiteante as It did In thocasoof tho New York H train Heating Company, New Yoilk, Nor. U0, Pao Doio PtBUCo. Usrrard Sentiment About the Dropped II. To the Editor ny The hr.v-.Slr.- The letter of "A Harvard Graduate" In to-day'abc preclsrlycxprcsses tho view of tho majority of Harvard undergraduates Although they were greatly disappointed at the rt suit of the Yale Harvard game, Ihey bcliuvtd that both teams bad done tiiilrlwit Tnr taking-away of tbe II was unlversslly condemned as au Injustlie to tbe ptaers and auuunortby slur at a gallant rltul. The att tudeof tho Crimson in lndorln,f It, howtver, ex cited no surprise The Critnaon It always on the wrong aide. It has Us own code of college m irals, IU own standard of college honor, Its own 1 lou sports mauablp. all totallv dlffereut from tho.o of the col lege worl , and the average uudergraduate reads Its editorial articles only to laugh at tue in. We hope that our friends at Yale will pay no attention to (ts drlvelUng-vagarlea. A HiaviuD bcaioa. TsUTEatUu, Cambridge, Nor. XU. .Kivi,. p-seJusn i-jMBMsasMaaaaasssSBBB XBB VHDTHianOVNI) SOaBXK. TBS OiBSeltlsn sr s Vsrltlnamau is it as ! Jnrians ts the Rlaay, To Tns KDiTort okThb Sun-SO: Permltme to ralso ray volco in protest ngalnat tho scheme to spond forty or titty million dollars of publlo money for a holo In tho ground that Is not neoded, except to enrich a few contractors and speculators. Tho spending of that amount of publlo money Trill bo so to Increaso tbo pnbllo debt up to or beyond the legal limit as to pro vent other needed and moro useful Improve ments, such as new docks, parks, schools, &c That this underground road Is not noodod Is proved by tho fact that wo bavo to-day In tho elevated, cablo, and trolley railroads sufficient accommodation for all passengers at all hours of the day, except in the rush hours from 0 to 7 A. M. and P, II., and with tho extension of tbe surfaco trolley and cablo roads to tho east and west, togother with tbo horso cars, wo shall havo aniplo accommodation for all passongers for tho next twenty years, when new and bettor systems and bridges ovor tha East and North Rlvors will bo adoptod. Wo know by exporloneo that tho cost of works llko tho aqueduct, Brooklyn Bridge, tho Fourth avenue railway tunnol. and all other large works, public and private. Is always double tho estimated cost of tho engineers, and this work would not be an exception to that rulo. It will also tako nearor ten than live years for Its completion. If It should ever reach completion, and. In my opinion, It would never bo used any furthor than tho Forty-second streot depot, whose tracks, already completed and adapted for that work, could bo used for that purpose. In fact, Mr. Editor, is not that tho objoct of tho wholo scheme I Another objection, and a serious one. Is the fact that tho masses would not ride In the dark, damp, unwholesome, and unromfortablo noto in tno ground, if it was completed, wnen they could reach their destination in tho same time and at tho sums cost by tho safo, healthy, and comfortnbla elevated and surfaco systems, except. It may bo. In tho few rush hourB ln the morning and evening, so that tbe system could nevor pay tho city tho Interest on tho cost of Its construction, not to sp-akorestlmato the cost and nnnoyanco to our citizens ot our torn-up and useless streets nlong its line, and also tho loss of trado to shopkeepers and merchants. Tho only argument ln Its favor ts that It would give employment and benefit labor; but that inn bo best met and nnauored by tho fact that tho money expended on that work can bo better expended on other needed and moro usof ul improvements. I would suggest that some able, well-known, and patriotic taxpayer should, for the good of all, suo out an Injunction to stop this work until tho lBt of January. Then the wbolo schemo ill topplo, nover to be resurrected, for Greater Nework never would approve apian to tox nil of our people, to benefit VcBt6hoslcr property owners, a foiv speculators and contractors, for thoy aro tho only ones that I can sea will bo ben ell ted by this project. For mvself. I cannot see tho use, sense, or Jus tlco ln this project. It would Injure tho tax payer, storekeeper, and property owner of tho main city to enrich cltlzons In tho suburbs and contractors and speculators. P. TnouraoN, Secretary Cltzens' Industrial Alliance. Clarendon Hall. New Yomk. Nov. 30. oronuE asd now Attn qould sued. Former Steward or Their Tacht Waste 05O.O0O Dsnsr.es Tor Personal Isjurlea. A suit for $50,000 damages has been brought against Howard and Qeorgo Gould by Frank D. Mowbray, formorly stoward of tho yacht HUdcgarde. Mowbray alleges that ono night ln August, 1894, when tho yacht was anchored off Larchmont with a party of about a dozen ladles aboard, Howard Gould ordcrsd him to set off somo rockets and other signals. He at first refused to do so, becauso the rockets wero old and dangcrour, having been aboard the yacht when sho was purchased from the I'rlnco of Voles by Georgo Gould six years before. After a Bocond order Mowbray began setting off the rockets. Tho first two did not cxplodo properly, and be again called Mr. Gould's at tention to tbo fact that they wcro dangerous, but was, ho alleges, ordered a third time to go ahead. The next piece, a distress signal rocket, exploded before ascending, and two of tl 0 balls it carried struck Mowbray, ono tearing out his left eyo and tho other lacerating tho right side of his cbest. Ho was taken to Ucllcvue Hospi tal, where ho remained for two months. Mowbray alleges that Howard Gould prom ised to keep htm for llfo as his valet If he would not make any fuss ovor his injuries, and ho ac cepted and retained tho situation until last August, three years after the accident, when ho says ho was summarily discharged. Tho statuto of limitations outlaws all such suits as the pre icnt ono after three years, but Scott and Clark of 109 Fulton street, Mowbray's lawj era. claim that as ho was out of the State on a trip around the world aboard the Hlldegarde a portion of tho last three 3 cars, tho caso is not jet outlawed. A Buunnons to appear In twenty days was served on Howard Gould on Tuesday. WASUIXUTOX'S SAGO PAZ3T. Tbe Tree That tlsi Presented Is tbe First President and la Over aoo lean Old. WAsni.voTO.v. Dec. 1 .Contemplated changes In tho arrangements for holding tho White House receptions this season have necessitated tho transfer of a numbor of largo plants, partic ularly palms, from tho conservatory to tho Pension building. They are grouped about the fountain In tho centro of tho great court, which now looks like a section of East India jungle. Among tho trees is a Bago palm, onco In the pos session of Georgo Washington. Although it is only about ten feet in height It Is over 200 years old. and Its grent age ts plainly shown by its ap pearance. Mr. Pflster, the White House gardener, has tried to get n complete history of this venerable relic, hut has only succeeded ln determining that It was presented to Wash ington by a woalthy merchint of Baltimore, w hose nnmo Is not now know n. It came from tho Island of Cuba, and was already nn old tree whon brought over by tho merchant, who ownod n vessel pllng between Havana and Baltimore. Iho trro stood nt Mount Vernon for many vcars. and again found Its way to Baltimore, Wash In ton having presented It to a lady living In that city. Thero it remained until about Mfty years ngo. when tho last owner of It died. At tlm sale of the owner's estate tho Washington palm wi's bought by the head gardener of tho hito House, nnd it has stood in tho green houso there ever aim e. It Is ono of tho most In teresting relics of Washington, nnd bids fair to survHo s-vernl generations to coiuo. Several of tho beautiful feathery leaves wore accidentally broken off from its already thin crown In Its removal, but tnlswlll probably not Injure tho trco to any serious oxtcnt. The Color Line In South Africa, From the Johanneabura Standard. In Tretorla the other day a canteen keeper was charged with supplying drink to a colored man. The defendant pleaded that It was difficult to say wheth er tbecolorrd man was white or not. Mr. Otto took that vlow of the case and discharged the defendant. A day or two later tbe colored man appeared before Mr. Otto charged with being without a pass. He pleaded that ho was a white mon. and added, "Your Honor said so." "When did I say eo?" was tbe query of the judlolal commissioner, and the reply waa. "The other day In tbo liquor trapping case," Mr, Otto, now ever, Imposed sentence, and said: "It might tie difficult for the canteen keeper to say whether you were white or not, but I have no such difficulty," Ilia Mind Heavily leaded. From the TTasMnofon Kientna Star. "You seem rather melancholy," remarked the friend. "No," replied the gentleman who has never before been a member of Congress. "I am not melancholy, merely pemle. I have just awakened to a full cnio of my responsibilities. It Is the duty of this Government, by Its example, to reform tbogoiern meets of the world. It Is the duty of Congress tore form this Oovirnmrnt, and It's m uty to reform Congress, 10 you cnn'l blame me for not being my old time light biartcd and flippant self." Pennsylvania's I.ortr Provinces. from the tendon Olobe. There Is, It seems, a higher telephone station than that on l'lke'a Peak lit Colorado. On the mining property of the Caylloma Silver Mining Company, In the province of Caylloma, Pa , there Is a telephone system some 1 Ight miles In length the lilghc.t station of which Is situated at an altitude of 16,000 feet above the sea level. The Centura oppeats In n Christmas number. In tho December Issuo are articles by Jacob A llllsnn "Merry Christmas In thu Tenemental" by Clarence Cook on Clement U Moore and bis fomniis poem, "A Visit from 8t. Nlcho asi" by the late Oen Francis A. Walker on "The Causes of rouityt" by V, C, Bcott O'Connor on "Tennyson and Ills Friends at Freshwateri" by E. II, House on "Edwin booth In London," with unpublished letters of Mr llootli, and by Kllta Huhaniah Bcldmoro on the "Wonderful Morning Olorlea of Japan," There Is a continued poem by 1. Wbltcomb Riley, and other poems by Ednah Prootor Clarke, Clinton goollard, and Richard Watson QUderi and other contributions ot Interest. BtO ZIBRAKV XAKXSO MTAr& HP The Plana fsr the Bslltflng Approved by ths Hjkb Beard sr Kstlmatei Yesterday. JBi Tho plans for tho now pnbllo library, Tltden. Astor, and Lenox Foundations, which Is to bo WWM erected ln Bryant squnro, on tho slto of tbo IKf present reservoir at Forty-second street and Br Fifth avenue, wero approved by the Board of lu Estlmato yesterday, nnd the Park Board was) Mm autborltod to entor Into a contract for tho erec- W tlon ot tho building, as well as for tho removal of tho reservoir structure. Tho plans, which in Wjf- cludo ten drawings, wore doslgnod by Carroro ft Htta Hastings, and thoy wcro selected by tho trustee K ot tho library after a competition, in which By ninety-one architects took part. The bnlldlntt H?fi will front on Fifth avenue, and it will stand Mj back 75 feet from tho sldowalk. It will bo oon- jKff structed.olther ot wblto marblo or Indiana lime- Kir stone, and Its cost Is estimated at $2,000,000. Mm Tho plans will bo submitted to tho Park Com; K mlssloners to-morrow, nnd if thoy ore approved ' by them tho preliminary work necessary to too Mm,' erection of the library con bo started nt once. saw3. John L. Cadwallodor, who spoko for the trus Mm) tcos, said that for usefulness tho interior of the MW? building would bo arranged hotter thotj any fK library In the country. Ho also prom sod that K tho library would bo open to the publlo ovorr i" day In tho year. Including Sunda) a nnd holidays. It, The original appropriation of f'i.uOO.OOO wpuldl bo nnipro. ho said, for the construction of the " t building, but the decorations and ornamonto ;. tlons would havo to bo paid for In some other m; manner, probably from tho funds now In tho hands of tho trustees. Tho library, ho said. K would start with not less thnn 450,000 books. Mfi All tho mombors of tho board spoke in favof W? of approving tho plans and ontorlnglntoaoon , MP tract with the library trustoes except President Jcroloman. He said that ho would llko to bavo Jf a llttlo time to consider tbo matter. - "I want to bo a momber of tho board that M, approves these plans," said Corporation Counsel M) Bcott; "I want it to bo rocordod on mymonu- mi J ment. I sunpose wo aro going to have a mono My ment as well as the Dock Board." . . m'A When the vote was takon every membetf ot WA tho board voted for tho approvnl of tbe plans. MiK Comptroller-elect Coler was at tho meeting, and Mm) he watched tho proceedings with groat apparent tJV interest. 'aasTJ son ins jvEir oirr gozzeqib. HJ The Balldlna- Committee Armaria ts Declds MK on tbe Architects' Plana. K? Tho Building Commltteo of tho trustees of tbo College of the City of Now York mot yesterday S at tho college. Twenty-third stroet and Lexlng- M ton avenue, to recotvo officially the designs ot M tbo eight architects who were chosen last July jB to cotnpeto for tho final plan of tho now build- A 1 ing for tho college Tho committoo wero J. J. Hi Little, Chairman; Gen. Alexandor Stowarb Wfl Webb, President of tbo collcgo, and Augustus ; ' Montnnt. This sub commltteo will report to a w meeting of tho Executive Committee called for f 2 o'clock Saturday. Tho Executive Committoo has Invited tho architects to be present at 3 o'clock to explain nnd answer questions about) their designs. Tho Exectttlvo Committoo will choose certain designs nnd roport In favor ot I them to the trustees, with whom the ttual de cision lies. Tho designs are now on exhibition I at tho college. The competing architects aro Georgo B. Post, McKim. Mend & White, William Burnett Tut- hill, Robert II. Robertson, Cndy. Berg & Seo, I Charles C. Haight, John R. Thomas, and George 1 Martin Huss, Mr. Huss took tho placo of Cyrus L. W. Eidlltz, one of tho original competitors, 1 who rotlrcd from tho competition two months 5 ago. Mr. Hubs was called to the original meet 1 (,, ing of tho architects, hs It was thought well to It havo an extra man to till any vacancies. Ho f was tho winner ot second prlro In tho competl- Jtsr tlon for tbo design ot the Cathedral of St. John J ', the Divlno. J Each architect or firm Invited to compete re- As ' ceives $350, ex eut the ono finally chosen to exe- fl J cute tho work, who receives the usual 5 per JK t cent, on tho outlay. Tho architect- wcro ro- quired to band In ono plan or each floor, thres Kl . elevations, sectlonnl views, and a perspcctlvo H view of tho wholo building on a scnlu of an eighth of an Inch to tho foot. No sketches in color or models were allowed. Mil Tbo site for the new building ts an trregulnr mil tract about 8.ri0 by 4bO feet, taking In nearly iWw four blocks. Ills on Amsterdam avenue, and H runs from 138th street to 140th. Along tho V eust and part of the north nnd south sides curves ' 1 St. Nicholas Terrace. The slto Is on high ground, "r and, except toward Amsterdam avenue, over- III looks open park land, Bij STATE LinitAItV JIUJLIUNO. ffl It Is Prspoaed to Erect. It West or tbe Capital w at n Cost or 03.000,000, li Btt Albany. Dec. 1. The proposition to ask tho f Legislature to provide for the construction of a H separate Stato building for tho exclusive uso ot H tho State Library, tbo Rcgonts of the University B of the State of New York and allied depart- i ments, such bb tho State Museum and Depart- 1 mont of Public Instruction, is to bo revived, lb Wl Is proposed to erect such a building at a coBt of If" $2,000,000 on tbo block adjoining and west of jf-, tho Capitol building, extending to Swan street, and thu plan Is favored by tho Regents. Sccre- 1 tary Mclvll Deney of the Board of Regents will I discuss tho question in his noxt annual report. B When tbe plan was llrst broached it was sug- H gestod that quarters for tho Court ot Appeals I should also no provldod ln tbo proposed new 1 structure. Tho State Library. Regents' Depart- H ment, the Court of Appeals, nnd many Stato do- 1 Eartmcnts aro now crumped for room, and havo w oen for eoveral ynnrs, owing to the many new 1 commissions and departments nhlch have boon f established during the pnet ton yoars, and some- I ' tblng will havo to bo dono, sooner or later, to I relieve tho congested condition of tho building. TO JOEEPES THE UAItDOIU , Dsard of Trade Wants a Meeting Called to Ji Doom tbe Project Along. 'ft The Committee on Ocean Transportation of V tbe New York Board of Trade and Transport- Jj tlon at its meeting yesterday adopted a report, yj nadrossed to tho full board, concerning the no- I cessltyof deepening tbo channels of Now York ! harbor. The adoption of tbo following resolu- if; tlons was recommended: Q " Hcwlrcd. That tho Commltteo on Ocean Transportation bo instructed to uso Its best ef 9 forts to securo from Congress at itB present ses- I slon tho npproprlntlons necessary to deepen and I widen tho channels of New York harbor, as reo- H ommended by tbo engineers of tho War Depart- ft ment. IK "Jlctolred, That wo respectfully request his im Honor the Major of New 1 ork to call a moot- Ing of representative. cltl7en. to bo held ln tho B Governors' Hnoin nt tho City Hall, or such other m placo ns his Honor may deem bost, to considor SI tho imporlnnco of deepening the channels of 11 approach to tho harbor of Now York, and to np- ii point n committee of ono hundrid citizens toco- Il ni.ernto with tho commltteo of tho New York Board ot Trado and Transportation, and llko if committees of other commercial bodies, to urgo gf up n Congress tho appropriation of tbo money necessary to socuro such object." . PERSONNEL OF THE IT ATT. , Provisions sr lbs IIIII That Will Be Recan rurnded br tbe Naval alonrd. WAnniNGToy, Dec. 1. The Naval Personnel Board practically complotcd Its labors this afternoon. It will meet again on Friday to con- I elder tbo draft of a bill to be presented to Congress, providing for an amalgamation of tbe lino nnd tho staff, and the report which will bo submitted to Socrotary Long. There has been a greater unanimity of tfews among tho officers j of tli 11 board nt Its recent meotlngs, nnd it is ex. ' pected that the roport will meet with tbo nr- proral of some of tbo officers who havo been opposed to the plan agreed to by tho majority. ' Thero Is llttlo opposition in tho board to the be heme tifnmalgaiiuit ton, but tho arrangement as to pay and the method of making promotions Is not wholly eatlsfoc tory, Tho board decidod to rorouiiiiciid the adoption of the army systora of pay. by which ofllcars securo Increase every flvo 3 curs 1 for tontv years. A plan of pro moting officers hy 1I10 ofllclcncy molhod will probably cniten the greatest opposition when It ' is taLen up for consideration. " , A I.lttle Mistake at lbs Post Office. I Anotner m'atake In tho dating of letters 00- etirred nt tbo Post Ofllco on Tuesday. Georgo It W. Harnlsch has in cbargo one of tho stomping; I machlnos In division 3, tho tlty delivery depart ment, nnd whllo be was arranging his machine 9 todatotho letters for "Nov, 30, 12 M" tho ft numeral a In thodatp was turned upside 'down. H AnSS"'.0.",1 e,ler".,"l'l "" stamiiod.llnfnlBtl H found, out his mistake, and was forti-niti! II onoiiglitobo.,hle0,0rrecrihedatooii nfl ill M y ,i'Ie thv.y lc,',1 'e ofllce. He was taken liotoro Postmaster Van Colt, but was merolr J r.pr itinnded and cautioned. ' The Post oHjco officials do not regard his mistake by any meant M so serious nsihat made th. othor day li. another fronUheVeVt YctPmtaenl' w,' Wft uffied 1 Ilnslnesa Improvement In tho West. JH VA8l."u0T' I)cCl --Assistant Secretary I Mlcklejobn of tho War Department has returned W to Washington from a tour of tbo Western country. Inspecting the military posts. Thr. fl years oko he traversed tho samo Tcrrl ioJv sS 5 fl mmm$m l PBgJgsjllesssaaMsajtjfc,,,,.-- 1 t'tAS "A"asafrvi Wsaaai flfll