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SH PAthY, per Month
MM DAILY, per Year OOO
K' SUNDAY, per Year BOO
$$& DAILY AND SUNDAY, per Month 0
(fff Fostag to f orctcn countries added.
uV Tax Ben, Htw York City.
!Bj Plan Klosqne So. It, near Oread HoUl. and
fpfflfe Klosq.no No. t C, Boulevard del Capndne.
Wti Jtntrfrlenit tcho oror with manvtorljiti for
Stt jm&Hcalfon tefsn fo o rejeeltd aritelet returned,
Ev Mry must (n all miii tend ttamptfor that purpoie.
ffi; The Btnko Is Too Illffh, Gentlemen !
Jrajfe, Dcopatchca from Washington represent
ibw tho Republican members of tho Ways and
igfif Means Commltteo aa perfectly satisfied
Sk with tho DlnRley net. It Is reported that
'If they haYO reached a general understanding
jIL that the best plan Is to wait and sco hovr it
fgk will work by and by.
ffi' '.. Tho room occupied by tho Ways and
& Means Committee Is not the place where
XM this question should be decided. Tho Re-
$M publican members of the committee ought
SJg not to be the final Judges of the adequacy
kgE of tho revenue measure which they
Hg, constructed last summer. They aro to
L. some extent prejudiced. Their pride
g of authorship Is Involved. They are too
iR ready to gild opinion with hopo. They are
Vm naturally willing to run risks and take
fjSpr chances that something will turn up In
i3, the more or less remote future which will
8r Verify their original estimate of the DIngley
sffi tariff as n revenuo producer.
$p When they allege, therefore, that a tariff
l, which is piling up tho deficit higher and
!$ , higher every month Is " perfectly satlsfac-
jS , tory," what they really mean is that as tho
H"' authors of that tariff they aro perfectly
I satisfied to postpone as long as possible tbo
formal admission or confession that the
act has not accomplished all that was
I expected of it ; has not done all that thoy
i predicted it would do.
But what is It that these gentlemen are
so willing and ready to risk !
Not merely a snowball of a deficit, mak
' Ing more and more difficult tho orderly
' adjustment of tlio nation's finances, and
putting oft longer and longer tho practical
t trial of President McKiklet's plan of
currency reform, a test which ho expressly
postpones until the tlmo when revenue
shall equal expenditures.
t Not merely tholr own reputations as
tariff maker and revenue prophets. That
k Is something of comparatively small Im
portance, except to themselves.
4 What thoy nro willing to risk Is the suc
cess of lite Jiepublican parly nt the Con
' gress elections next Xovember, with all the
i direful consequonces that would follow
the translormatlon of tho present Republl
J can majority In the Hous" Into n, Brymiite
majority In the Fifty-sixth Congress, and
the direct and historically certain effect
which such a disaster would have upon the
Presidential election of 1900.
, This is gambling on tho futuro with a
vengeance. Tho stake Is altogether too
high, gentlemen of tho "Ways and Means
. Commltteel
What Is needed Is that eminent Republi
can authority shall say again to tho well
satisfied authors and pationt waiters of
Mr. Dinoi.ey's Committee, and to tho Re
publican Fifty-fifth Congress in general,
precisely what President McKlNLEY said
to the Fifty-fifth Congress when It began
"" Its labors last spring :
4(J- " We should have more revenue, and that
, vHthoul delay, hindrance, or postpone-
!!& ment."
$& Our Claim Against Haytl.
mL Antedating by years the Lueders claim,
4$f? which tho Germans collected tho other day
HR at the cannon's mouth, Is one that tho
jjfR; United States Government holds against
lffi;v tho Port au Prince Government.
Wt An American citizen, Bernard Camp-
R BELL, went to Capo Ilaytien soveral years
HP.' ago, under a contract to serve as engineer
K on what ho supposed, as he alleges, to bo a
Wit merchant vessel. There, howover, on learn-
fW Ing that ho was expected to servo on a
W Haytlan war vessel, he refused to do so,
SK- and, while waiting to return to New York,
SlL was assaulted, he says, by Haytlan soldiers
JjK and beaten. Ho tiled u claim with the
JK, Btato Department for redress, In which ho
asked largo damages. Minister Smythk
W presented It, and, after long delay, Haytl
SiP replied, some weeks ago, that It did not
M&' find Itself responsible, for damages. At
&sF the present session of Congress Mr. Kyle
W; Introduced into tho Senate a resolution of
k Inquiry on tho subject, and it seems to bo
M , this, or Its cxpcrlcnco with Germany, or
m both, that led Haytl to reconsider tho
jp' ' matter and proposo arbitration.
& Wo have an opportunity, accordingly, to
;Se' thow how such matters ought to be settled
JjL In dealing with a helpless power. What
HL z ever tho merits of tho claim, wo have
fife plainly becu most patient and considerate
Ik, . about It bo far, anil even now, It is stld, our
a!' Government Is Inclined to accept arbitra-
M tlon, becauso Haytl has something on Its
IS fIdu as to certain facts and as to the amount
ffi of Indemnity, If any Is due.
M , Wo certainly shall not proceed forthwith
Mf to bombard or threaten to bombuid Port au
m Prince. Thcio is u long Interval yet before
jf such a pioacJIiig would appear just to
W 'Americans. Port au Prince would be an
fif asy mark for our guns, but, however per-
S& emptory wo may bo thought to be In our
m( disputes w 1th the haughty and tho strong,
fflff we do not covet the reputation of arrogance
HI In dealing with tho weak.
jw JetTcrson ns a Naval Dock Doslgner.
ng President McKixley's Important recom.
j mendatlonsconcrningtho construction of
OR new docks on tho Atlantic and Pacific
ffig coasts, servo to recall the Interesting fact
p thot establishments of this character, so
m essential to a complete naval equipment,
jm were subjects of such deep executive con-
at ecru to Thomas Jefehson that, while Pres-
S Idcnt, ho devised one of his own planning
.Bt and submitted It to Congress.
ml Moro than that, Jeki-erson, with the In-
yS5 stluct of the born Inventor, appreciated tho
I fact that v en he, with all his command of
tho English language, could not mako his
dock design clear to tho mind of tho aver
ago legislator, and In order to do so ho
had a model made of It which ho exhibited
In the Executive Mansion.
In his voluminous correspondence Jj;ir.
person has left a description, together
with a diagram, of this dock, written dur
ing tho j ear preceding his death. Ho had
learned, be says, that "In Venice there
wero ships lying on their original stocks,
ready foi launching at any moment, which
badjbecn so for eighty years, und were still
In aUt of perfect preservation;' and that
this was effected by disposing of tbem In
docks pumped dry and kept so by constant
pumping." And, he adds, " It occurred to
me' that this expenso of constant pumping
might be saved by combining a lock with
the common wet dock, wherever thero was
a running stream ot water, tho bed of
which, within a reasonable distance, was
of BufOclent height abovo tho high water
lovel of tho harbor."
All theso land and water conditions Jef
ferson found existing In his day at tho
Washington Navy Yard on tho Eastern
Branch ; but It would bo rain to look for
tho combination thero to-day, for Tiber
Creek, which formed an Important part in
Uhe project, has bcon degraded, wo think,
from Itsprlstlne dignity and converted Into
a groat scwago conduit.
The design of tho Jeffersonlan dock con
templated a great chamber twenty feet be
low high-water mark and on equal height
abovo It. At tbo upper end was anotbor
chamber, tho bottom of which should be In
the high-water level and tho tops twenty
feet abovo It. By n system of gates tho
vesiel was floated Into theso chambers, In
ono of which wero stocks ready for hor re
ception. This accomplished, the Tiber was
to be diverted Into another channel, leav
ing tho ship In a dry chamber under cover
and ready to be supplied with masts when
required for use.
Docks on thla plan, or one similar to It,
wore built subsequently, it Is asserted, In
other countries, but Congress failed to util
ize the suggestion. In Jefferson's own
words, "the advocates of a navy did not
fancy It, and thoso opposed to tho building
ot ships altogether were equally indisposed
to provide protection for them. Ridicule
was also resorted to, the ordinary substi
tute for reason, when that fails, and tho
proposition wan passed over."
The third President, strango to say, has
not received the credit to which ho Is justly
entitled as an advocato of an adequato na
val force. Indeed, ho Is set down, by many
that have written on the subject, as an ene
my to a naval establishment. This was
not tho opinion of John Adams, his prede
cessor In the Prosldcncy. John Adams
frankly wrote, a short tlmo before his
death, that he ever considered the navy as
" the child of Jefferson."
AVorso Even Than Weylort
Tho decreo of Don AansTiN Latorre,
military commander of Nucrltas, was
printed officially In La Lucha of Havana,
on Dec. U. It lins no parallel In the history
of modern warfare. The famous decree Is
sued In 1872 by Captain-General Valma
seda, a cruel law that aroused Gen. Grant
to indignation and drew forth the ringing
protest of Secretary Hamilton Fisn, is
mild when compared with Latorre's in
human order.
Valmaseda made war against non-combatants
In the open country, but his decree
gave them at least a chance to escape by
hoisting a white flag, as a signal of neu
trality, on the top of their dwellings. I.A
Torre condemns to death, without previous
trial or even the slight formalities of a
Spanish court-martial, any person "with
out distinction of sex or age," living in the
city of Nuevitas, who may commit such
offences against Spain as going out of his
home, standing at his door, raising another
flag than that of Spain, even if the offender
Is a Consul, or seeking rcfugo with women
and children within tho walls ot a Spanish
Defenceless women, children two years
old, aged people of cither sex, aro to bo shot
for such " offences," If the brutal order of
tho Spalnsh commander is enforced.
This leaves Weyler far behind. Wey
ler never dared openly to decree the mas
sarre of women and children. He never
denied In an official proclamation the right
of foreigners to seek protection In times of
war under tho neutral colors of their nation
in order to avoid death at the hands of one
or the other of the belligerents. Weyler
never formally ordered Spanish soldiers to
use their weapons against women and chil
dren fleeing for their lives.
Tho authenticity of Latorrjs's decree
cannot be questioned. It is an official docu
ment printed In a Spanish newspaper. It
Is a notorious fact that every line published
in Havana has been revised previously and
authorized by two preBs censors of the Captain-General's
office, and also by the secre
tary of the Captain-General, who affixes
his seal to tho original copies before they
are given to tho press.
Is this Spain's now-born magnanimity to
the Cuban people I
Is this Spain's change of policy after the
reign of terror under Don Valeriano
How Can tho Canadians Expect To
Get Something for Nothing?
Among tho few original articles In the
November number of the Review of lie
views there Is ono that seems worthy of
somo attention. Wo refer to Mr. E. V.
Smalley's discussion ot what he Is pleased
to cull "The Now Canadian Reciprocity
In tho desire evinced by Sir Wilfrid
Laurikr to obtain from our Government
partial reciprocity there Is nothing really
now, for tho treaty negotiated by Lord El
(jin In 185-1 admitted tho raw products
of Canada to our markets duty free,
while denying a corresponding privi
lege to our manufactures. This is pre
cisely tho kind of reciprocity that Sir
Wilfrid desires. He wants us once moro
to glvo Canadian raw products frco access
to ourown country, but he has no Intention
of stifling infant Canadian manufactures
by admitting American commodities that
would competo with them.. The only thing
new about Sir Wu.fuid'b present policy
ih uiu taci. tnai, n auicrn materially irom
that which was advocated by him and by
Sir Richard CARTwnioiir when they were
out of office. Then they professed to favor
unrestricted free trade between tho Domin
ion and the United States, and thereby
had something to offer to that largo part
of our people which Is engaged In manufac
turing industries.
It would, unquestionably, bo of consid
erable advautage to the manufacturers
along our northern border to be able to soil
their wares freely In Canada. While ad
mlttlugthls.we havo often pointed outthat
Canadians would gain far more than we
could, for tho obvious reason that their raw
products would obtain access to markets
representing moro thau 70,000,000 con
sumers, while our manufactures would
gain admission only to markets represent
ing 5,000,000 customers.
It is, in truth, ot relatively small Im
portance to our American manufacturers
whether they can send their waits to the
Dominion duty frco or not, But It is of vital
moment to the welfare of the Canadians to
find a sale In the United States for their
great surplus of agricultural products, and
for the lumber in their forests. Mr.
Smallhy bears witness that, while an at-
tempt bas been madft of lata by the Ottawa
Government to reach European markota,
and while In this ftt(crhpt,lt has, At least,
tbo sympathy of English statesmen, yet all
Intelligent Canadians know that the mar
kets which He at their doors, just across
tho international boundary' line, aro worth
far more to them than all the transatlantic
markets combined.
Another fact to which Mr, Smallky
shows himself alive is this, that, even If
tho Ottawa Government should propose to
admit our manufactures to tho Dominion
duty free, whllo at tho same time Imposing
duties on rival wares from England a con
cession which Sir Wilfrid Laurier has
said be will never make the farmers In
our northern border States would still bo
vehemently opposed to the admission ot
Canadian farm products Into our markets
free of duty. They would mako a strenuous
protest against such a bargain through
their Senators and Representatives In Con
gress, and thoy would have good reason
to remonstrate.
Take tho case ot barley, for example. Of
that grain wu ourselves produce enough to
supply tho needs of all our breweries.
Under thoso circumstances If tho large
barley surplus of Ontario, which needs only
a short haul to reach our Eastern markets,
were brought Into competition with our
own supplies of the same grain, our barley
growers would unquestionably suffer.
The lumbermen of Michigan, Wisconsin
and Minnesota would resist no less vehe
mently the abrogation of the present duties
on Canadian lumber. They have not for
gotten that, under the Wilson act, our
Western cities were flooded with cheap
Canadian lumber, and scores of sawmills In
our own pineries were obliged to shut
down. It follows that, oven if a treaty of
unrestricted reciprocity acceptable to
American manufacturers could bo agreed
upon between our Stato Department and
tho Ministers of the Dominion, tho con
firmation of it by the Senate would be ex
tremely doubtful.
Mr. Smallky also gives evldenco of first
hand observation when he says that, al
though Canadians profess to be proud of
belonging to the mighty British Empire,
they all know, In their hearts, that they
remain 'members ot it at serious cost to
their business interests, and under the
weight of grave impediments to tho gen
eral development of their country. They
prove their perception of this truth by mi
gration. This is truo not only of tho prov
ince of Quebec, but also of Ontario, and
even of Manitoba and British Columbia.
There are already Canadians enough re
siding in cither Boston, New York, or
Chlrago to make a first-class Canadian city,
and there are already Canadian farmers
enough In our Northwestern States to peo
ple a new Canadian province.
Could the old, sentimental tie of loyalty
to tho mother country he once severed, tho
whole of British North America, from New
foundland to Vancouver, would gravltato
to the United States, under the Irreslntiblo
attraction of business interests. As it is,
the natural trade centres of the Dominion
lie In the United States. Thero aro very
few points in its thin and narrow fringe of
population wbich are not nearer to some
large American city than to any considera
ble city in Canada. New Brunswick and
Quebec would trade with Boston and New
York, if customs duties did not stand in
the way; Ontario would trado with Buffalo
and with Detroit; Manitoba would trade
with St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Duluth;
the new mining regions in tho eaut of Brit
ish Columbia would go to Spokane for sup
plies, and tbo western part of British Co
lumbia would do business with Portland,
Seattle, and Tacoma.
Mr. Smalley poses once again tho often
mooted question whether complete freedom
of trade between Canada and tho United
States would constltuto an inducement or
an obstaclo to political union. What is the
teachingof history upon this point? It is
certain that if Scotchmen at the beginning
of tho eighteenth century could havo se
cured a customs union with Great Britain
without consenting to political fusion,
Scotland would havo remained an Inde
pendent kingdom to this day, having no
political tie In common with the southern
part of Great Britain except that of al
legiance to a common sovereign. Tho crea
tion of the German Zallvcrein by no means
stimulated a movement toward political
union under tbo leadership ot Prussia. On
tho contrary, almost all the members of
tho Zollverein sided earnestly with Aus
tria in the War of 1800.
Our own belief is, as our readers aro
aware, that the rigorous maintenance of
high tariff walls and tho unwavering ex
clusion of Canadian trade must, In the end,
prove so detrimental to tho business Inter
ests of Canada that alio will bo sure to seek
happiness under the American flag.
nobbing the Doctors.
Tho practice of the medical profession In
the city of Chicago and the adjacent town
ships iu Cook county must be Inordinately
profitable at this tlmo to thoso engaged In
It, or tho physicians of the Windy City
must carry with them, on their visits to
patients, an abnormally largo portion of
tholr earnings. How otherwise can wo
explain the phenomenon that tho larger
number of " holds up" reported from that
town of stirring scenes and changing cus
toms aro doctors of medicine 1
For instance, F. Jacob Eun, a juvenile
Dick TuitriN bolouging to an extensive
"hold-up" gang, was recently arrested In
Chlrago. Ho Is described by tho newspa
pers of that city as " tho boy hold-up ar
tist." It appears that Eltu makes a special
ty of the robbery of practicing physicians;
and his graphic description of his method
of procedure to tho police Is thus reported:
'Bay, you ouflit to bare, icotl me hold updatDoo
tor Koch. I Jest went In to get a straw taken out of
me t'roat. and I hauJs him a to dollar note. Do price
Is tl, and he pulls out nroll, when he makes de
change, so big dat It'd make yer eyes stick out, I
rubbers at It, and ileu 1 wafts wld me pal at de cor
ner of Wood and Westlake, and atlrks him up. Dry
was fifty nlnu plunks In dat roll. Do name night we
sticks up another Doc, Doc Cjvirk, who hangs out at
1012 Westlake. Ho done us In de neck, dough. Only
thirteen plunks I"
A particularly aggravating case Is re
ported from the South Side In tho neighbor
hood of the stockyards. It seems that a
Michigan man, from Ann Arbor, visiting
Chicago on business, was assaulted by two
local highwaymen and robbed of $4-, His
outcries brought him no police assistance,
and a Wisconsin man, who came to ills aid,
was "held up" likewise, to the extent of
$113, all he had, his return ticket, a Water
bury watch, and a map of tho city of Mil
waukee. He, In turn, mado even lomlcrout
cries, but no Chicago help came to his as
slstance. His Injuries might have been
fatal had not a matt of Red Wing, Minn.,
come to his succor. This last was " held
up" to thoextent of $11.45. Later on, the
highwaymen having completed their work,
the three visiting victims were taken In a
patrol wagon to a neighboring dispensary,
-V- -t--.- I. if .. ,f ( ,
anal the physician wh6 was summoned by
tclephono was himself "held tip." What Is
described as a ' wad ot plunks " was taken
from tbo doctor, to the amount of $21)3.
Thooddncss of tho sum Is explained by tho
fact that, considerately, $3 was returned
to him In order that ho might pay for his
diploma, papers on him showing that
that sum was still duo tho medical
col lego from which ho had bcon graduated.
This concession to exactness was not un
usual, for It seems that It Is contrary to tho
professional ethics of the "hold-up" artists
In Chicago to rccognlzo aa " doctors" thoso
medical practitioners who cannot show re
ceipted bills for their diplomas.
It Is said that the Chicago detectives are
at work on this "mysterious case," but tho
only mysterious part of It is, how wero tho
threo strangers from Michigan, Wisconsin,
and Minnesota, respectively, ablo to retain
their " plunks" as long as they did.
No Day of Gloom.
Mayor SmoNO announces that his melan
choly plan for conducting funeral ceremon
ies over tho Now York which will pass nway
on tho first of tho year, has been abandoned
finally. Naturally, It did not stir tho en
thusiasm of tho people, though that it was
a novel and original conception to hold a
wake over the dead municipality, Instead
of celebrating the birth of the new and
greater capital, was unquestionable.
Prom time Immemorial, New Year's Day
has been a day of good cheer and of rejoic
ing In this town. In many respects, It Is
the most genorally and heartily observed
holiday of the whole year, and Mayor
Strono's suggestion to mako It a tunoreal
occasion could not bo made congruous
with its customary festivities. The birth
of a new city, the second In magnitudo In
the world, with the prospect ot becoming
thj first within the lives ot many of its
citizens, will not awaken in the popular
heart the heavy sorrow which oppresses tho
heart of tho Mayor who tried to prevent It.
Tho advent of tho Greater Now York will
mean tho retirement of William L.
Strong from public office; but that conse
quence does not necessarily Imply that tho
community will be In a mood to put on
mourning. He will pass away and soon
be forgotten, and with him will go his
humbug ot "non-partisanship." A larger
Now York will como Into being, and with
Its greater magnitude and broader inter
ests will come, let us hope, a moro truly
metropolitan spirit than has characterized
his parochial and factious administration.
Prob ibly, however, his project for funeral
ceremonies fell through the more heavily
because of the popular terror excited by
his specific proposition to aggravato tho
gloom wlththreedrcadfulorations over the
deceased municipality. New York Is a
splendid city. Who that lives In It could
wlRh to live anywhere else In tho world?
It has developed marvellously and with a
steady growth, and more especially dur
ing the last generation, but. all tho more
for that reason, the Imagination of the
people prefers to occupy Itself with pic
turing the futuro of tho imperial city than
to go back to the post which theso melan
choly orators were to weep over. The
forging ahead of the living New York and
not the burial of tho dead New York will
occupy the thought of the citizens from
this time forth.
Accordingly, In due tlmo and under suit
able auspices, the entrance of New York on
its new and more glorious career will be
celebrated fitly.
Of Interest to Travellers In Kansas.
Tho Kansas Legislature is now asked to
enact a law to abate tho nuisance ot snoring
in sleeping cars. Undoubtedly this bill
will pass, for the Kansas Legislature falters
at nothing; and although suorcra may
snore as soon as they pass the boundaries
01 tnai mucn-governea common weaitn, tno
railway officials will be sure to "havo the
law on them " while they are under Kan
sas jurisdiction.
Iu the dining car coming East through
Kansas It Is tho custom for tho wayfarer to
buy his bottlo of claret, or beer, before he
passes Into the confines of the prohibition
State, being thereto Incited by his wise
waiters on the train. Snorers may havo
to do their snoring In the same way.
Equally statesmanlike legislation Is that
accomplished in the tcsthetic and ner
vously organized municipality of Man
kato, Kansas, where, three years ago,
the Common Council passed an ordinance
prohibiting, under penalty ot a fine
of fifty cents for each offence, the singing,
humming, or whistling of the song " After
the Ball," It Is said that the terrors of the
law porsuaded the Maukatoncso to quit
"After tho Ball," and the non-musical por
tion ot tho town had rest.
Now the prophetic and lurid song of " A
Hot Tlmo In tho Old Town To-night" has
invaded Mankato, and, cheered by tho recol
lection of their former successful experience
In legislation, tho Common Council pro
poso to enact a similarly stringent ordi
nance against tho whistling, singing, hum
ming, and brass-banding of this greatly
overworked air.
If this species of new government goes
on, tho wary visitor In Kansas must needs
provide himself with copies 'of all local
laws nnd ordinances If ho would escape
punishment for deeds which in less-governed
communities aro regarded as wholly
Innocuous to the public health.
Forty years ago, when Boston was gov
erned a great deal moro than It is now, a
New Yorker, arrested and fined $3 for
smoking In tho public streets, tendered a
five-dollar bill in payment for his crime.
The court officer in chargo could not read
ily mako change.
"Oh, keep tho odd two dollars," airily re
plied tho criminal; "I may fcol like
whistling by and by; put this to balanco
of my account."
From 1H42 until tho last days of the Harrison
Admlulntrfttton In 1 putt It wus the consistent pulley of
th'rf (Jovernment to exercise what i.iay he latlid a
negative control over Hawaii, by Insisting that no
other natlou should aulso possession of the island.
Ricuino 2tt,
In 1851U was "tho consistent policy" of Wil
liam U Makuv to oxerclso positive, and not
"negative," control over Hawaii by tho actual
annexation of tbo Islands by the United KUtcs.
As Socretary of Btato In tlio Cabinet ot Presi
dent I'lFitCK, that illustrious Democrat nego
tiated n treaty with tho Hawaiian Unvernmcnt
for the annoxntloa of Ituwail, which foil through
because ot tho death of the King before Its sat
isfactory arrangement. The assertion ot tbo
Ktenlnu Pott, therefore, is false, as usual when
tho I'ott has n case to make out.
The futllo efforts of the German Govern,
ment to keep American petroloum out of their
markets nro eoinetvuat interesting, Tho Ger
mans do not lllco tho ltusslan oil, in favor of
which tbo Government bas been trying to d In
criminate. They say, In tbo first placo, that the
Russians cannot deliver tbclr kerosene In Ger
many eg cheaply as the American product is
sold throughout the country; and also that the
Baku lllumlnant is of inferior quality, and, that
it has a disagreeable odor even when burned lu
1 1 1, hi. . - j n "5-- W :
lamps specialty made for It. Tho demon peo
ple won't have it, and Russia doesn't seeta to
care, for she hss been building tip a large trado
In some of the OUonUI markets.
Wo continue to observe with Interest,
though not with surprise, that WttmLAW
Rkid Is receiving the hearty and unanimous
approval of the Democratic and Mugwump
press of this city and Stato because ot his
spiteful efforts to dlsorganlzo and dcroat the
Republican party.
The Bearing- or Coming Itvents In Chin on
Oar Own Annexation Question.
From the ATeie Tork Journal,
Hawaii has acquired an importance to the
United States within the cast fow nooks that It
never had before, and this importance Is dally
growing. Thoselzuro by Germany of tho Chi
nese port otKlaoChou Is the latest warning of
tho changed conditions in tho Pacific. Formerly
we had little occasion for anxiety in that quar
ter. There were no groat naval forces there,
and the whole region was neglected by the mar
itime powers. Now it Is evident that tho strug
gle for power on tho Pacific is to be as bitter as
on the Atlantic and tho Mediterranean, Ger
many having seized Kiao Chou, it bocomespecos
ary to "restore the equilibrium," as tho high
wayman of diplomacy delicately put it, by dis
tributing plunder all round, England Is ex
pected to enlarge her possessions at Hong Kong,
and to seize the great harbor ot Port Hamilton,
Itiissla, by virtue of an agreement with Corea,
will doubtless take possession of Port LazarefT,
whloh will give her a convenient terminus for
her trans-Blberlan railroad, and a magnificent
harbor, open all the year. France and Japan
will certainly not be baokward about claiming
their shares ot the "equilibrium."
The meaning of all this is that ourPaclflo
coast States, Instead of being sheltered by the
breadth of a continent from the stress ot mod
ern international activities, are now about to
meet tho most onergetlo nations of the world
faco to face. Kvor7 great naval power is trying
to socure a base of operations in tho Pacific.
Each of them will maintain a Btrong fleet there.
Japan alouo in a few years will have a force in
those waters almost equal to the entire navy of
the United States.
In sutb circumstances It is only common pru
denco for us to look to our dofences. We havo
no detlro to follow tho land-grabbing powers of
Europo around tho world, sharing their spoil In
tholr company, but when thero Is an outpost
from which an enemy could threaten our wholo
Western coast line It would bo folly on our Dart
to fnil to make It secure. Hawaii Is tho ccntro
ot a clrclo ot which the shores ot California,
Oregon, Washington and Alaska form an arc.
It Is witbtu easy striking distance of every
Amcrlcun P iclflc port. With it In our posses
sion on enemy in that part of tho world would
be powerless against us.
Tho acquisition of Hawaii is an Imperative
patriotic duty.
Tbo Fntillo nnd the Yellow Journal.
Prom the Horntng Oreaontan,
The exploit of certain New York paperj, which It
Is unnecessary to nam-, In connection with the Out
densuppe murder trial, has started a fresh crusade
In the pulpits, magailces, and reputable newspapers
against the yellow Journalism, whose menace to the
public morals Is omnipresent and has attracted seri
ous attention from the thoughtful. There Is not
muoh that can be done In this matter through the In
stitutions of organized society. When the law Is vio
lated It ran tw appcalol to tor punUhment. Libraries
and schools ran excludo the dUnputable, sensation
mongerlng sheets from their tables. Thla has been
done, but the evil Is not cradlcateJ,
One thin? more, and only one, can be done, and
that Is tA appral to th" public srnso of right nnd pro
priety, and to enlist the active efforu of influential
makers of opinion. The duty of eliminating from
our current literature Immoral and corrupting publi
cations lies at the door of every cltiten. Ihe dlf
Ocultyis that tht publlo mind Is not allvo to the
deleterious effect or the sensational reading. People
must bo made to see that this matter Is not one to be
trifled with. The evil Is real and alarming. Incal
culable barm Is done every time a man, woman, or
child buys a eony of theso sensational newspapers
The fact should be repeat-dty emphasised by all
makers ot public opinion that there offender against
morals and propriety are publlo enemies. Their effect
upon society to-day, and upon the society of the next
generation, Is to be great and lasting for evil, weak
ening the moral sens-, vitiating the public taste, fos
tering the anpetlte for Illicit pleasures, and destroy
ing both liking and capaolty for sober thinking and
serious endeavor. To support these newspaper pan
ders Is to cast a shadow over the natloual lite. Don't
buy them.
Tbo Caae or Spotted Hawk.
From the JJUtt City Iellowifone Journal
Oeorge Dlrd Orlnnell has addressed a letter to Tnx
Bci In behalf of Spotted Hawk, who was convicted ot
the murder of tho sheop herder Hoover at the last
term of the District Court In this county, Mr. Orln
nell asserts the Innocence ot Rpottcd Hawk and al
leges Insufficiency of evldenoe connecting him with
the crime, which he avers was committed by the In
dian known as Stanley, alone. Mr. Orlnnell some
what Intemperately alleges that the County Attorney
of CLster county induced Stanley Ijj promises of Im
munity to swear away Spotted Hawk's life.
This is a serious charge and one that cannot be sub
stantiated. Neither the County Attorney of thla
county nor the people resident here have any desire to
hang an Innocent man, be he white, red, black or
yellow. Spotted Hank had aa fair a trial aa it was
possible to give ntui. and the Jury, not the County
Attorney, rendored the verdict.
If the efforts to procure him a new trial are suocesa
f nl and he Is proven to be Innocent, no one hers will
regret that outcome We have only the natural de
sire of a law-abiding people who are to a large extent
at the mercy of these roaming savages, who place no
value on human life, to ate at least one of a series ot
cold blooded murders avenged in a Judicial way, be
lieving that the Ipnomlny ot execution by hanging
much greater in the InJUn than the white man will
hare a beneficial effect.
Tthere Itcd Tape nnlesv,
JYom the Civilian.
For some months past the publlo and the officials
at Somerset llou have been put to great Inconven
ience by th efforts of a small baud ot workmen to
runelectrto lightlov vtlrei along tho corridors and
Into the offices. Some progress bad been made when
it wo discovered that a mistake bad been committed
in the system ot fixing the lines. This wra rectified,
and the brilliant glow of the incandesocnt Edlson
Swan light was eventually to la seen In working
order in some of the passages and rooms. One feggy
day, lion ever. It was discovered that the funds had
failed, and that all progress had to be suspended.
Moauwhlle Instructions had been given for disman
tling the gas nttluga. Her Majesty's civil servants In
Somerset House and those who have to transaot busi
ness there have, in many places, to resort to the re
liable, though old fashioned, caudle, No fund can be
dlscoered for tbo supply of oandlwtlcks, but the re
freshment department has kindly solved this diffi
culty by lending the board's officers a sufficient num
ber of empty bottles.
Mr, Spalnbonler r Missouri.
J'VoTn the Karam City Journal,
Some energetli Northwest Missouri dlgger-up of
oddities In nomenclature has made thedUKovery that
Mr. t? palnhowler of Gentry county Is an ardent Cuban
sj mpatblzer.
Tbo loat Treasure or lUtiestrassdons.
A flask of prisoned sunshine's lost
And all Kentucky counts tte oostl
He ir, now, good Barak Thomas mourn
The flagon of celestial corn:
" I thought 'twould bavs a warship's bow
Alack I but whore's my whiskey now ?
Whose guilty lips havo known Its wealth T
What statesman swallowed It by stealth?
When was the sacred oork drawn out f
Why wero there no glad crowds to shout
In honor of that great event?
Why was the spell In silence spent ?
Alaakl where were the aalvo which
Ebould bare saluted Jutoe so rich?
What's a warship or Klondike gold
To liquor forty-live years old ?"
Out there's no answer, O'er tho bow
Ot that great ship another's tow
Shall be breathed forth; another's win
Shall gush to meet the foamy brlns.
But still good Barak's feeling cross
And still Kentucky mourns her loss.
Bereft, a-thlrst and all forlorn
X longing for that precious horn I J, P, B.
A rerreellr flrntlesnanlr tnetln as to tba
rropor Kites fr Tkrni.
To THK EntTon or Tnit Pt'N Sin The ques
tion where it Is best to set ui a publlo monu
ment In this city has not nlunja mot with an
answer satisfactory to ororybudy. It la thought
by many peoplo whose opinion is probably
worthy of consideration that the .Statue ot Lib
erty In tbo harbor Is only approximately woll
placed. It ought to bo moved a little, those
theorists think, and deposited without pedestal
or other foundation In some placo where tboro
Is a good forty fathoms of water. This amount
of water is stipulated because thero Is no wish
on the part of the unsatisfied critics to dlsposo
of tho masslvo Dartholdi offering In a way to
Interfere with navigation. All thoy nsk Is to
have it completely submerged. If it should go
twenty miles out to sea with tho scow fleet, and
be thero deposited Informally with tho other rub
bish, tho critics In question would be satisfied.
Thoy Insist upon only one point obliteration
and oblivion. Still, of course. If tho Dartholdi
statue wero to ho disposed of In thla manner. It
would bo a great disappointment to people who
love to go upstairs.
It Is a noteworthy, if not a curious, fact that
the same persons who would llko to see the
great effigy of Liberty redopostted are further
in favor of the transfer of Waltor Scott and
ltobert Hums, in tho Central Park, to a situa
tion at least forty feet below the floor of the
Marblo Arch. This, they say, Mould be a much
more snug and appropriate placo for these
statues, which are now too much exposed to the
sun and air. The Fits Greene Halleck in the
Park they would like to re-establish in the midst
ot a perpetual midnight In a guarded tent.
Aa for Dolivar, further along In our great
pleasure ground, he is mercifully surrounded by
a dense tangle of bushes and trees, so that ha
cannot frighten the horses. It is true, however,
that stray and venturesome dogs occasionally
get o view of hlra and set up an unearthly
rumpus on his account; and it Is reassuring to
think that our good friends the Venezuelans
are going to replace him shortly with a calmer
Poll var, a Liberator less disturbed by his compos
ite contents ot dynamite and high-power elec
tricity. On tbo other hand, nobody denies that the
Grant Tomb, at tho head of Riverside Drive, is
a wholly appropriate and effective monument,
depressing in a degreo suitable to the Idoa of
mortuary expression, and well calculated to
render any intelligent observer poignantly unhappy.
it is not, ycb Konurauy Known want tno now
soldiers' monument will look like. Whatever it
looks llko, It will not be Bet up at the Fifth avenue
nnd Fifty-ninth street entrance to Central Park,
It is hardly to bo expected that it will be a crea
tion to equal In altitude tho several stupendous
hotels in tbnt neighborhood, and it would have
been painful to see art overtopped and dwarfed
by business. Thore has lately been erected In
Mndlson square a business edifice whicb shuts
off tho moonlight from Dr. Parkhurst's church
steeple. This building, by its overpowering
bulk, reduces tbo neighboring Soward statue to
tho dimensions of a wart, and yet the bronze Mr.
Seward is actually nn art work of such consider
able size that Dasscrs-by cannot begin to look
into lis lap. and havo been wondering for years
bow that same nmple nnd expobed area is safe
guarded from the Hying litter which it certainly
and most conspicuously Invites.
No, the soldiers' monument should be care
fully considered before it is determined where
it shall be set up. If it comes to be generally
understood that It is as good a thing as the
Grcclc) statue at Thirty-third street, or the
Dodgo statuo which vios in interest with the
scries of Illuminated owls on the Herald build
ing a little further up, or tho great Cox statue
which glorifies the neighborhood and stops
horse cars porpotually nt Astor place. It should
have in fairness n situation to equal theirs. But
it should take Its chance, and should receive no
moro favor than Cox and Bolivar nnd W. E.
Dodge, unless it can be proved that it is a
superior monument. B,
New Yonrc. Doc. 14.
Tho Good Old Name or Bloemlag dale Bond.
To Tna F.ditob or Tmt 8ms Sir: A an old Now
Yorker, I was glad to see in your bune of to-day the
noto signed " W. O. U," suggesting that tho "absurd
and erroneous term" "boulevard" be dropped. He
suggest that tho Western Boulevard might be called
the Bloomlngdale parkway.
Why should not the old historic name Blooming
dale road, by which that part ot the old Albany poet
road was called for a half century, bo restored ?
The so-called Boulevard foltor-s very nearly th
Hue of that htstorlo and beautiful road, whloh some
of us who wero born In the city well remember as a
charming country drive, extending from about
Forty second street through the village of Bloom,
lugdah-, and pa-t many suburban mansions, until be
yond Manhattanvllle It was mcrg:d in tho Kings
bridge road.
It seems to me that it would bo delightful to retain
as a meroeato ot the past the goo 1 old name. Wo or
not French, and we need no " boulovards."
Nxw Yokk, Dec. 14, E. H. W.
St. Columukllle StacUlnsr,
To thb Eoitor or The Sen Sir: Your corre
spondent, "Jackson," deduct an unwarrantable aa.
summlon from fallacious premises. He Is authority
for the statement that the majority of people luvariu
bly pull on the left stocking flnt; and he further vol
unteers the Information that he Is slave to that most
reprehensible habit himself i a habit which most of
his readers. I assume, would ba disposed to regard as
a pardonable weakness or an encentnclty.
He is anxious to know wur thla Is so.
Them Ih a truit" orthy Irish tradltlnn which may bo
soothing to the perturbed spirit of Mr. Jackson.
The learned and rovercd Irlh Halnt Columhkllle,
otherwise cal'ed "The Dove of the Cburcht-K," was
expelled fromlrelsnd for roiterlmr. It nas allered,
a civil war. In his hurry to escape from his emmlea
be had only time to draw on one stocking, as has evi
dently happened to "Jackson," and the good saint
bad his unhoatd limb Imvrnted.
There exists lu the rid Galo tongue a very elo
quent, If most unsalntly, deuunrlatluuby Columb
kllle, who would draw the hoso on the wrong limb
wheu starting on a Journey
Dlarmld Aril llelgli, then King or 'Ireland, enacted
a law, which. In Its provisions, entailed a penalty for
such often' es.
It your correspondent, "Jackson," were a country
man nf mine. I should be disposed to regard him as
out, who lelletes In tho potency of heredity.
New York, Deo IS. Wuxun J. Dtusr,
A Qaratlon ror tbo Art Commission or tho
CJrenter liew York,
To tux Editor or The SuisO: After reading Mr,
W, Walla-e Ilrower's letter on tho subject "The
Soldiers and Sailors' Monument," lu to day's hex, I am
led to a.k, Why not place it In come suitable locatlou
In Central Park ?
It l quite natural that Mr Brower, as a resident of
the extreme west side, should desire to secure all the
public monuments possible for the embellishment of
Itlversldo Park, where Grant's ti inb Is, but In tht
Central Park, the most accessible and most popular
of tho people's playgrounds, there Is, as jet, not one
single great or noble monument, thone there now being
to Indlvl iialsand thorn ludlt Idnals moitly fiuelgners.
None of tbo objections that apply to Its beln? "not
upln thecnntlrndspscAof at enure and etn-etjulth
their uvrrtov-rrlng buildings, vhli h of course must
dwnrf and belittle tho monument to the inoinorles of
ntt K.APn ll.fiinil.H " m v ,nnlli.l.l. . 1..1
lex ated Id Central Park.
As to Mr. UrorH opinion "that it should be pi acd
somrn hero upon the waterfront Klveralde of course
preferred, where thallorscaneelt from tlio water
in well ui the soldiers upon the land," let nin say
that 1 ant sure ti.e Bailors would prefer "shore leave"
ao thatthiy m'ght gare at It from nil point
Urant'e loinhls not to Aram's memory oulyt It also
rommeinoratra the victories of iln soldlert and
ssllors whom ho ltd. Liu A. ua Cimh.
New Yoke, Dio 14,
Tim S'un tu a Hunt.
To the EniTon or The bin-Mr; In Tiir Ron of
Dec, 13 "Wallahout" asks soino one ti tel him the
story of the phrase, "More fun than a goat," I bad
always thought that the allege I uso of a gnat In
secret soolety Initiations to make the neophyto
ridiculous wsi the origin of tho saying This ex
planation v,ould at least account for the Indefinite
article In the phrase. I.very one, howeter, who has
anyronseof humor must admit that a goat ordina
rily has a mlith i rovoklnu uppeaianro (tide any
copy of our comic periodicals for au Illustration),
"Wallahout" need not feel auzlous Oue goat Is
prettr much the same us any other, at least & to his
funnj qualifications Jl x. C.
New Yok, Dol, 1 j
I'rlglitrul Spread or Jingoism.
Vom the Atlanta Comtttution.
Jingoism Is plainly shown In the manufacture of
children's toys, which this year ant absolutely war
like. Where formerly the Kuan's ark decorated tlio
show windows, and sleep grazed peacefully upon
tht civet hills, tin soldiers now stand and cannon
decorate the lung slopes.
The moral question bas been raited whether it Is
not harmful to tho growing youth to place In their
bands so much that is conducive to the spirit of war,
. ' . . ' C 1
TflJB IttlStt JOAJT Of Alto. y
Miss Hand donan nod Iter Bfftirta In Behalf fJ
orine Irish fallllrnt Prisoner. jM
To TnBEDiTonoF Tun St?s .SVr; The cause ,fiW
of human liberty Is dear touH lovers nf Justice- tjl
but to none, perhaps ought that cause bo dearer lUB
and moro sacred limn to tho sons and daughters iftlB
of this great republic. Tho heart of this nation tM'im
has over throbbed In sympathy with the op ftiH
pressed. Not unmindful of her own early mis- '-
fortunes, shoknons, llko Ditto of old, how to jv!l
succor tho wretched. I think, then, that she w
shall bo worthy of hor traditions in extending $kM
somo token of appreciation In tho bountiful and JM
talented young lndy who is pleading tho cause lm
at tho Irish political prisoners. lensifl
Miss Maud (lonne has como here to plead VlIjM
the causoof Ireland' liberty; to this cause she MM
has devotod ten years of loving, earnest, con- $m
slant effort; she has come to enlist tho sympa- iU
thy of fair-minded American for the political $xm
prisoners who aro atoning In Kngllsh dungeons 'JM
for their love for Ireland; alio hat come to urge Ik?)
the exiled sons and daughters of Ireland to '?
honor the centennial of the rebellion ot 1709, ,&,
and she has come to raise funds for a montt- V";
ment to one of Ireland's most Illustrious mar- r''?
tyrs, tho gallant Wolfe Tone.
Hinco 1H80 Miss (jonne has devoted her time, '-'.
fortune and talents to the can si of Ireland, and J
through her paper, Irtlnnd Hbrr, published in '-a
France, she bas sncredel In winning willing v.M
listener to her torr In rrry wnrt of Kurope. 'l 1
I am confident that Amiiran citizens who iVwli
have shown sympathy to freely and generously if i
for Cuba, for isrMrt.aiwl for all who are Strug- I I'l
gllng for liberty, will ntnj not allow Miss ,Ji
(Joiino to return In I rafaorl without showing her v0
eomi token f tturlr flfnl appreciation. fl
Americans cannot for get Ia Kngland treated ,! 1J
the potlllAtl prtv(f at h revolutionary War. iuflfl
They know tW raotti tni 10,000 gallant ho- M1
roes wnro fmptfovM'f tn loathsome 'hulks in H
Wallaboat Hy, ivt hUUrt UIU u of their suf- M
ferlngs. la ftrr a-ft h r generous onough
to respe'.t p6rti'.tm will hi reafly to assure Ti
Miss (Jonnr of W.-sff support In her noble advo-
cacy of Irish ttnAt.m, m
It Is hardly r.rex,.ry for me, as an Irishman, 1
to express a hop th-tube railed sons and (laugh- iy
tersof Ireland, who have made their homes In t,tB
this fair land of Ilr-rty, will give a good recep- M.i
tlon to Miss Oonno when she comes hero in a
I few days, before her departure forborne. It -li
would bo fitting that ther show this young lady '':
I their gratitude and their afToctlonate admtra- ii
I tlon; she has come from the ol I land from tho -'P-.
homes of their sires from that green land bo- 9ff
yond tho sea, round which aro fondly entwined v3
tbo dearest memories ot a past It la sadly swecs
for them to recall. K
I am sure, then, that my few remarks on this ft
subject will not bo deemed Impertinent, for the art?
cause is a cause dear to all who lovo liberty. t?
H. F. Atchison, U. A., Dublin University.
New Yoiuc, Dec 15. . J
Views or President Eliot or Harvard College lf,
BUI Likely to Bo Defeated. tS;
From the Richmond Timet. $z
The Benato Commltteo on General Laws re- !$
rorted favorably, by a vote ot & to 4, Mr. Barks- bit,
dale's bill to prohibit footbtll in Virginia. jB
The views of President Eliot of Harvard, read &
before the committee, wero in relation to tho AS
Georgia Anti-Football bill and wero as follows: a
The grounds on wh ch arguments are based for tho 'jtf
legal prohibition of Intercollegiate football do not JB
seem sufficient to my mind to warrant favor. I un- i;
derstand that a bill has been passed In the deorgla -!"
Legislature making the playing or football a crime. VC51
simply on the around that serious and sometime &m
fatal acoldents are liable to occur in hard fought con- aft
testa The direct cause for the passing ot the bill ra$
was, I believe, the death of a football player, who lj
was Injured In the game between tho UeorglaTJnl- J
verslty and the University of Virginia. inZ
But If we stop to consider other sports we find that -"IfC
there aro every year serious accidents In base- J
bail, boxing, fencing, and other gymnastlo game. a
Rowing and sailing are enjoyable pastimes, yet one
reads of many drowning accident every year. This ,(,,
does not seem to lesson the Interest in rowing or nsVCf
sailing. Vv
Everybody cannot play football. It Is only the I tv
strung and well-built men who can expect to play tbo I q)
game with any degree of success. Therefore 1 do not n,
favor football for everybody. It Is, of oourse, a valu- I
able exercise only to those who are able to play It. I
Bo I think football should not be prohibited with- t
out Just cause, I have never heard of any city or U
State ordtnanoe prohibiting the playing of the game
before the bill in Georgia was passed. And, I repeat,
the grounds on which the passing ot that bill was
effected are not sufficient to attract my favor.
It was ascertained last night there were at
least twenty-four out of forty Senators unal
terably opposed to the Barksdale bill. Thero Is
no doubt ot the defeat of the measure,
A prominent Senator remarked last night
that It was n significant fact that the Senators
from Albemarle and Rockbridge, where the
?:reat games of football are played, were In
avor of allowing tho sport to continue, while
the ouposltlon comes chiefly from those who i
represent counties whero the gamo is soldoin . -'
Well Meant Posthamoa Criticism. V
From the itanehtiter Evening Chronicle, ' '
The annual exhibition of selected water-color draw . '
lags is. In point of quality and variety, equal to any
of lta predecessors. Several of the best modern '
painters are represented In the collection, which also
Includes many local contributors. Mr. J. M, W.
Turner, It. A., has eight pictures at the exhibition
tbls season, and they flguro among the best work the
artist has accomplished. Apart from the beautiful
English landscapes, for which Mr. Turner's pictures
are famous, he has several colored drawings of !
ancient buildings. Including Southwell Minster and ,
Brecon Castle. " Dordrecht," an unpretentloussmall ,
picture, containing much detail, cleverly conceived Jjk
and worked out, is sent by Jlr. W, I.. Wylllo, A. It. A, ijH
the only one, unfortunately, by tbls artist In the Lf jB
collection. Mr. 3. Trout exhibits several pictures ot sfBj
Continental scenes, among which we like best "Oa i?M
the Rhine." Mr. T. H Cooper Is always happy in his JK9
portraits of rural quietude, aud his four pictures of 'n&'ff!
summer meadows are fine examples of his work in 4 (
thla direction. Among the otheruotahlecontrlbutors uf
are Miss 31. Qow, portralturo studies; Mr. Copeley Jl
Fielding, In coast scenes, and there aro a number of &
pictures from younger artists which give promlso of J !
future aucoess. On the wholo tho collection la ex A
oeedlngly Interesting and of a high staudard of merit. !i
In Florida. HeW
From the Chiplev Knterprite. j 7
Wobareour stoe up now, and If eomeonowltt ' ''
bring u a load of pine knots, we w ill ha o a tire.
From the ilayo Free Vrett.
Mr. W. E. Bowmau has ouroverlastlng thanks for a
great big moss of great big turnips.
From the Crarofordiilfe Breeze
Bmall game Is so plentiful In the hummocks of 4
Waukulla county that abjy with one eye and a sling-
shot can get all he wants. Si
From the Jfacrfennv Fren. M
The Mormon prouhers are still having ncakowalkt ( ja
they walk where tho pot boils the strongest They 'Sjj
have mado'several converts, and at a ment in-etlng skm
ordained our worthy tn nsman, Henry I,. Wester, as jn
high priest, with tho title of Father Wister. n
J'Vom the C hivlry Enterprite, 3m
When p-rslmmous wrinkle In tho wind and the Jh
candy ooea out, when the 1 orrlcs turn to sugar, then ma
the 'possum walks about, and the cur that slept in J3&
Idleneiis while the summer's sun was hot knows the f9
time has come to stir his stumps and find meat for tifflj
tho pot. And the nigger digs bis 'faters and spread 9B
them In tho sun, Ln cares no more for chicken, and ?ffii
he leaves his work undone; limpet It's do und spends Jg
his n!i;tit In looking for a meal that's sweeter than 7h
an) thlni; ho can bjy or grow, flanked deep with u- ?ot
tatoes brown, needs nothing but persimmon borr to Tf
float It richly down. And then tho iilgitor Ha king fSv
you lotildn't make him vote, aud ho cares not for his jfe
nelglilior'a gold, his chicken, nor his shote; he will MfJi
not pick your oranges; he's rich ns well as free, and TB'
swears that Florida Is the land for him as well a me, L'jHl
Speaker steed' I'nmilliig Wit. fj3
From the I'rovirtence Journal. Jltt
No man with a reputation a a wit ever sustained Virla
ltsocuutlnually orso hspplly an ltoed. Tnat la why iMl!
nun will sit In the galleries for hours waiting until JX-lj
somefilvolous person on the floor provokos a reply jLB
from the chair. There was never yit a time when S
Reed, given the opportunity, failed to let the rafters , wS
ringing. The Speaker continues free fr m delusions Mv
regarding the Seual,-. A member of Congress went to flj
blm the other day and asked for recognition in order jjpi
that he might call up a measure In which he was In SRfJ
terested. JprcA
"The bill," said the member, "passed the Senate "IkY
without a dissenting voice." Will
"Then," said Hied, placidly, "that Is the very best Sum
reason why it should not pass tho House," 151
Aud the bill still slumbers. - t'-'ll
Chinese l.niiyrr ror Wlilt Hoy. cfli
1'ivm the Hwlneu inilUlln, 'mt
A Victorian gold Adds town haa a Chlnrao camp) OTiS
also a Chinese solicitor. One vi-nlug lately, as the iBjT
camp was busy driving cut the devil (au Interesting JEff
little propitiatory religious si rvlce), suiiiu bi) a spoilt JaHJj!
tbo proceedings, first by thriinlnz truckers Into the '$Wi
flames and then by stnulug tho worshipers Police jjwA
court proceedings folluwed an I the Chinese lawyer 4S'iJ
wu engaged for the defence. The first time, this, lo h$$
an Australian court, whin a Chinese Ian er has beast JSWi
on one side, appearing for Europeans, wlthChlutM f'-gW
principals on tho othtr alda, Vi
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