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MB , ' THE SUN,' FRIDAY-,- DECEMBER "' 24, 1897. .
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f5 fig5 Tho Arbitration Treaty Stripped
'$ Stark Naked.
il SSJ One of tho principal promoters of Mio
A? ga Idea ot systematic International arbltra-
t tlon, as between England and the United
&ra ' States, Is Mr. William Randell CnKHKn,
fPRF' formerly member of Parliament for Shore-
i ditch, Mr. CnEMEn Is again In Washing-
vfL ton' TTOrlt'nB 'or B neTr treatT'
"cl? ' no arbitration treaty of lost winter waa
p t , nrjted upon us as tho first great step to-
ty ' ward universal peace. Those Americans
j who either viewed with suspicion or ac-
oepted with cautious reserve tho former
' 0; British professions of disinterestedness,
fey t, nre 'now Indebted to Mr. Cbemer for tak-
km ' tog off tho clothes of that benevolent proj-
5 lis, 5c exhibiting It to us In tho buff.
rt $V ' "W quote from the report of on Inter-
h H view with tho Hon. Randell Cremeb on
i" t the supposed Intention ot Germany and
$ X Russia to crowd Great Britain in tho mat-
&BS t? partitioning China. "Tho United
y m States," remarked Mr. Cremer, "must bo
$y $ reckoned with. How could this country,
ii with Its enormous trade relations with
ft - China, calmly submit to any European
$ M scheme of plunder which cannot but bo
'& fs - - detrimental to tho business Interests of
a G America I"
.J ;.w Then, as If looking around In vain for
I, K evidence of agitation In this country over
ijj ) England's Impending misfortune, Mr.
V ?H IutMMl najvoly and perhaps unconsciously
; 'l' proceeds to uncover tho true Intent of tho
k twi' ' Olney-Pauncefoto treaty which failed in
'& p the United States Senate :
W (,- Thli It an opportune time to refer to tor failure of
yt 'JB the arbitration treaty betneen Entland and the
'$' 'B"ea 8ate. irera (Jlat n rjrtence fo-cfay, Ihtr
if- " trouM b notar of lAe dfjmrmtxrmfnt n (k CAImjs
,(t '' XmjHrt. The Anslo-Sazon countrl'i, mother and
& 'j danghler combined, could call a halt on any project
W Jf ot tbat kind, and the order would certainly be ra-
w e spected. That tuch an alliance irould b adt-an-
R if, fapaotu to both counlrln it clear to all who are not
fW swayed by prejudice. England and America uniltil
iW n Hand aaatntt tht irortd, and I belleye inch a
Itl m- cc Balcm u manliest destiny."
M & That is to say, the value of tho proposed
i if, arbitration treaty to England, with her sel-
M 'ntcrcsts ,n n" parts ot tho world.
g ;gf would bo measured by tho extent to which
f ;( it proraoted or foreshadowed or involved
jM S on alliance with the United States against,
'&, W lct U3 eoy our traditional friends, Russia
'M W- and France. Instead of being Intended to
iff ' promote peace, it was designed to intimi-
m M date the other great powers ot Europe in
'H ? thoir scramble for Asiatic or African terri-
''4 W OTi nnd to strengthen England in the
J fw event of actual war.
M F This strips the arbitration project stark
H'' p naked. Thanks I It was on escape.
Bfirt'5
k 1 JXbo New Position of tho Anti-Parnell-
? lto Party.
yj ffi It la taken for granted In some quarters
'M ?jk that a death blow has been dealt to tho
, ill movement for the separate government of
'3 f Ireland by the caucus of the British Liberal
;i Jjg Association, which has refused to permit
U W ' nome n,l flguro any longer as the first
H m plank in the Liberal platform. The truth
SH 'jE " 1 that nothing is more likely to bring
4c m about a reunion of the threo Nationalist
m W? factions on tho lines which Mr. Paknkll
M ' laid down.
m w- The desire for homo rule Is as strong as
m Jt ever was In Ireland, as is proved by the
K Kr fact that at the last general election tho
g k Nationalists lost only a few scats, anil
'S E those only through intestine dissensions.
tik No ono doubts that the party, if reunited,
m If could return eighty-flvo members to the
W Houso of Commons from Ireland, besides
9p ono from Liverpool, as It did In Mr. PAR
'S, well's time. Whnt hns temporarily dam
V aged the home rule cause in England has
, been the splitting of tho Nationalist party
is Into two, and, subsequently, three, sections,
W ' and Its consequent inability to adopt a
M common and consistent programme. Ono
Sf striking result of the division was seen
1 when the Rosebcry Cabinet was turned
H out, the Anti-Parncllites voting with tho
Government and the Parnellltes with tho
m victorious Opposition.
3k There has bem, indeed, a striking dl.
m vergenco of principles and tactics on the
m part of Parnellltes and Anti-Parncllites
m ever since Mr. Parnell's leadership was
1; repudiated by tho majority of tho Nation-
m nllst party. Thnt majority, of which Mr.
H Justin McCARTnr was for somo years
jK nominally chief, and of which Mr. John
m Dillon Is now the head, supported tho
jK Liberals on all critical occasions, maintain.
m Ing this to be their duty. In view of tho
m fact that the Liberals were pledged to glvo
jft Ireland a separate Government. Tho Par.
9u nellites, on tho other hand, contended
ST that the Nationalists owed a duty to
HP Ireland alone, and that this duty
jft could bo fulfilled best by avoiding
p a close coalition with either of tho
j , British political parties. Tbey pointed out
S tliat If Mr. Parnell bad not called upon
jft all the Ir sh voters in England to support
m the Conservative candidates In tho general
K. election of 1S0D, Mr. Gladstone, Instead
m of obtaining a majority of only three,
I& would have gained a decided preponder-
jjt. once over all opposing elements combined,
afc In which event his acceptance of tho home
jJL rule Idea might have been doubtful.
m Ono thing Is certain, that the virtual ah-
m' sorption of the Antl-Parnelllte3 In the
Jar' Liberal party during the Parliament of
fm 1802-00 was followed by tho moit trc
m mendous catastroplio which tho Liberals
SJK- have encountered In this enntury. And
m what, asks Mr. JonN Redmond, the leader
Mf of the Parnellltes, have Mr. Dillo.s's
iS followers secured In return for tho zealous
JK service which they have rendered to the
a Liberals t Their guerdon Is the decision
Jk rca.hed in the caucus of tho British Liberal
ra Association, that homo rule shall no
W longer constitute the first plank in tho
(W Liberal platform, which, of course, means
& ' tbat Its consideration shall be adjourned lo
Wk tho Greek Kalends,
jJP- Wo did not havo to wait long to see the
Hr effect of this proceeding. Mr, Joun
J Dillon, speaking at Dublin soon after.
W- Srard, declared that henceforth the Antl.
' W Parnellltes would repudiate the alliance-
i with the Liberals, and would assume an
1 V tndepenfifent position with an eyoslnglo to
' IrUh IntercfUu This U precisely the plat-
.,;-, ,m -jj- -x- .-
form upon which Mr. John E. Rbt
mond stands, and there is, therefore,
no longer any reason why the echlsm
in tho Nationalist party should not
bo healed. Thcro Is no reason to sup
pose that Mr. T. Healy, who, for somo
time, has been regarded as the leader ot a
third faction, would offer the slightest op
position to a reconstruction of tho Nation
alist party In accordance with Mr. Par
nell's views. Wo do not assert that per
sonal rivalries will, all at once, become ex
tinct, but wo do say that no avowablo pro
text for discord remains, and, therefore,
wo look upon Nationalist reunion as tho
inevitable outcome of the near future.
If tho Nationalists, at the next general
olectlon, shall onco more constitute a
solid column, comprising eighty-six mem
bers of Parliament, they will again be able,
In all likelihood, to dlotate terms to one of
the political parties In Great Britain. Tho
enormous preponderance acquired by the
Unionists In 1880, and again in 1805, is a
political phenomenon never before wit
nessed in the United Kingdom since tho
first Reform Parliament met In 1833, and
not likely to occur again with the present
generation. It will be extraordinary If,
for the third time, a House of Commons
shall bo elected In which eighty-six Irish
Nationalism would not command the bal
ance of power. All they need. In order to
become a decisive factor, is reunion, and
this seems near at hand, In view ot the of
fonslvo action taken by the Liberal caucus,
and ot Mr. Dillon's resentful declaration.
Aftor-Dlnner Jocosity.
Tho reports of some of the speeches at the
New England dinner on Wednesday, and
moro especially that of tho opening speech
by Mr. Beauan, the President of the society,
awaken in the reader a feeling of sympathy
for l ho orators because of the hardship to
which they are subjected In the publication
of their persiflage and somewhat forced
attempts at wit and humor. Such oratori
cal syllabub Is apt to become rather flat
when It Is printed In cold type the next
morning for tho Information of peoplo who
woro not In the exhilarated company to
which it was addressed.
Undoubtedly, the prime requisite In an
after-dinner speech is that It shall not be
dull. First of all, the speaker must not be
a bore, and, other things being equal, his
remarks, accordingly, must not be prolix.
Moro especially Is this the cose when he
undertakes to be witty, for brevity Is the
soul of wit. Nor docs tho humor befit the
dignity of an Important anniversary din
ner like that with which the New England
Society commemorates the landing of the
Pilgrims, unless, as Sidney Surrn required,
It is manifestly the play of a rich and seri
ous mind; ior, as Horne expressed it, "wit
without wisdom Is salt without meat."
Of late years, however, there has devel
oped a variety ot after-dinner speakers
whose special function Is to be funny
solely for the sake of the fun, clowns pure
and simple, and they have imitators In men
whoso deficiency In the sense of humor Is
painfully apparent. Their end is served if
they provoke laughter, and It Is costly ac
complished under tho circumstances of
conviviality. For thU reason, the reader
of tho reports of such speeches in tho next
morning's paper Is sometimes puzzled to
account for tho "laughter" and " Immod
erate laughter" parenthetically recorded.
He has not the help ot champagne to en
able him to see the reason for It.
Is it not questionable If the chaffing,
Jocular, and perfunctorily funny after-dinner
speech has not gradually been carried
to an extreme which would make, its abate
ment grateful to tho diners themselves?
Mr. Joseph II. Ciioate may be described as
its originator, and ho was wonderfully
clever at it, but Imitation has tended to de
prive it of tho grace which alone gives it Its
charm, so tbat the ordeal of the funny speech
sometimes becomes painful both for tho
man who has to mako It and those who have
to listen to It with polito approbation. Nor
does tho attempt to bo funny or smart
always comport with the dignity accredited
to tho speaker by the public imagination
or belonging to his official consequence.
He may get down too near to tho clown in
his eagerness to provoko laughter. If, then,
a spice of low comedy is requisite to tho
completeness of the entertainment as a foil
to serious oratory, why would It not bo
better to employ professional Jesters to
supply tho article 1 They can beat tho
amateur comedians, tho Bishops, Judges,
lawyers, and bank Presidents, and glvo
them odds besides.
Tho Explorer of Armenia.
Since the days when Marco Polo and
Sir JonN Mandeville gave to a delighted
world the accounts of their travels and ad
ventures In strange lands and among un
couth people, thcro has been nothing to
compare with tho letters of tho Rov. Dr. Tar
taric IlEPWORTn, now rapidly careering
through Asia Minor on an Inquiry into the
two-year-old Armenian massacres, and per
sonally conducted by a Lcvantlno drag
oman and somo functionaries of tho Palaco
at Constantinople,
There Is in the worthy gentleman's writ
ings the rapturous nalvot6 of youth, with
tho touch here and thero of Inaccuracy that,
like tho crooked lines In tho Parthenon,
enhances rather than detracts from the
general charm of tho ensemble. It Is a
mere error in detail to say that Erzeroum
Is on the highway of travel between Bag
dad and Constantinople, which It is not;
and it was an egotistical blunder that may
bo pardoned tho Doctor when he repre
sented himself as tho first European or
American who had ever penetrated to
those savage regions.
The fact that a Frenoh traveller, Prof.
CnANTRE, and his wife, to mention only
those two, visited Bltlls and passed over
tbo route from Aleppo on their woy to
Mount Ararat, In the Russian Transcau
caiua, in 1801, the same route that Dr.
Hepwoktii Is taking from Bltlls on his
way bock to civilization, appears to have
been unknown to him ; as also tho fact that
Prof. Chantre wrote a very Interesting
book on his travels, with excellent Illustra
tions. Had Dr. Hepwortii consulted this
work In connection with a good map of the
region, and had he spent a fow hours In
studying the Bluo Books on Armenia,
issued by the British Government at tho
time of the massacres, be would havo ob
talned a far more accurate. Idea of what
happened than he canderlvo now with such
an escort as accompanies him.
Tho reverend Doctor had only to take
his materials with him and disappear for
two months, say, In the pine forests of
Michigan, and he might havo returned
with somo Oriental costumes and a yata
ghan and tchlbouk, and a pound or two of
Persian tumbekl, such as composes tho
bulk ot the merchandise that passes on
camels' backsu between Tabrls and Trebl
tonde, via Erwroum, all of which might
have been purchased In any Oriental ware-
a
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ammmmmmmmmmmtmmmmm
house on Broadway. He blight 'have given
out that ho bad tramped through tho
Armenian country In the disguUo ot a deaf
and dumb Karageut. If Immediately on
his return ho had published a circum
stantial and detallod account of what hap
pened in particular 'localities, with tho
necessary padding from authentic writings,
compiled in the imagination-Inspiring air
of the Michigan plno woods, the Sultan
would havo trembled and perhaps shown
signs of contrition and repentance.
Every one, ot course, will bo pleased to
hear that the worthy and rovcrend Doctor
has once moro emerged from darkest Arme
nia whole In body and with a digestion only
partially Impaired by too much gravy. Tho
redoubtable MoussA Bey, who had a way
of cutting off missionaries' ears and roost
ing Armenians that earned htm a world
wide reputation, long ago left Bltlls for
exile at Talf, In Arabia, or for the bottom
of the Sea ot Marmora, It Is not precisely
known which. So there is reasonable cer
tainty that wo shall see tho Intrepid Doctor
onco moro and read his sermons again, it
so disposed. It there has been too great a
strain on his stomach, caused by the end
less courses of successive Turkish banquots,
where the object Ot tho entertainer Is to
surprlso his honored guest by dishes fol
lowing each other, startling In their con
tents and contrasts, sweets and sours, pud
dings and soups, roasts, boiled and baked
meats, according to the caprice of the cook,
there are many well-known restoratives by
the use of which he may recover hlu pris
tine American appetite.
In all seriousness, It Is difficult to see
what tho particular objoct Is that It was
intended to promote by sending Dr. Hep
worth to Armenia, unless tt was to throw
dust in tho eyes of somebody whilo securing
an advertisement for somebody else. It
will be fortunate for tho Armenian people
If fresh trouble does not ariso for them out
of this "mission," for whatever may bo tho
character of tho " report" mode, the Turks
will be assured that it has been favorable
to them, and thoy will derive a satisfaction
from it that may react on the unfortunate
Armenians.
If tbo object of sending Dr. Hepwortti
to Armenia was to convince the world tbat
the American missionaries had nothing to
do with the tactics of tho Armenian revo
lutionists, and disapproved of them, It was
entirely unnecessary. It was equally use
less and somewhat grotesque to send a man
all that distance from his fireside home In
America that he might Indite a letter on
the lmmoralityof killing tens of thousands
ot innocent persons because a handful of
desperate Anarchlstshad preached rebellion
against the Sultan.
Nothing new has been added to what is
already known, and if any evidence was
needed to fix the responsibility for tho
atrocious crimes of two years ago in Asia
Minor, It was not among the snow-clad
mountains of Armenia that It had to bo
looked for, but Insldo tho blood-stained
portals of the Ylldiz Kiosk.
The Acqnlcsconoo of Japau.
Almost at the eleventh hour, yet not too
. late to set herself right on tho record, and
to be rewarded by the good will ot our
country, Japan, through her Minister at
Washington, abandons any further protest
against the annexation of Hawaii to tho
United States.
The Mikado's Government Is wise In thus
bowing gracefully to the Inevitable. It
would have been strange If, when even
land-grabbing nations like England,
France, and Germany, countries that havo
vast commercial Interests In tho Pacific,
made no objection to our admission of Ha
waii, Japan had remained to the end In a
false position. It has been clear from tho
first that her protest did not weaken by a
solitary vote the chances of tho annexation
measure In Congress, and that, In fact, it
only suggested tho dangers that Hawaii
might run from immigration and other
disputes with Japan, so long as she re
mained out of tho Union.
Minister TonuIIosni would liko to have,
as a sequence of his country's chango of at
titude, assurances that Japan's rights In
Hawaii will be protected after annexation.
But, in tho nature of the case, thnt cannot
be made an clement of the annexation meas
ure. Assurances of a general character were
promptly given by Secretary Siiermak, and
President McKinley repeated and empha
sized them. Whilo Hawaii's treaties with
Japan must inevitably lapse by tho extinc
tion of her sovereignty, and while any new
treaties with Japan relating to her subjects
In Hawaii must be based on tho policy of
tho United States as a whole, yet it Is cer
tain that vested rights will be protected.
Our first business, howover, is to annex
Hawaii, and in the fundamental act of an
nexation no affairs of a third party can be
introduced.
Wo think, howover, that Japan's courte
ous and friendly course, just taken, will In
crease tho disposition ot Congress to deal
fairly with her In her Hawaiian relations.
At all events, she has put herself right on
the record, and Hawaii will come In with
out a protest from any nation In tho world.
The Next IiCfrlslatnre.
The one hundred and twenty-flrst session
of the New York Legislature Is about to
begin at Albany. The Assembly, Re
publican by a majority nf 0, a major
ity sufficient for tho purposes of or
ganization and control, will bo asso
ciated as a law-making body with a Senate
overwhelmingly Republican, having, in
deed, a two-thirds mojorlty. The Senate
will be mado up of 30 Ropubllcans and 14
Democrats, whereas the Assembly will
consist of 78 organization Republicans nd
ot 72 Democrats and malcontent Repub
licans or CltB.
Heretofore, Senators have been elected In
alternate years, and tbo raembors of the
upper branch of tho State Legislature have,
therefore, been elected either colncidcntly
with the Assemblymen with whom they
serve, or In tho year preceding. The next
Legislature, however, will be mado up of
50 Senators chosen In 1805, and 150 As
sembly men chosen In 1807.
Tho Insufficiency of the Republican ma
jority In tho Assembly, If It may be so re
garded in comparison with the unusual
and Indeed abnormal Republican majority
In tho Sonatc, Is Important in a political
sense on account of that part of the Stato
Constitution, Article XI l rcctlon 2, which
provides for the acceptance or rejection of
local measures in cltks of tho first clabs by
the Mayor thereof.
After Jan. 1 there will bo only two cities
of tho first class In tho State, namoly, New
York and Buffalo ; and probably there will
be much supplemental legislation, wholly
applicable to New York, the arceptenco or
rejection of which, in tho first place, will
devolve upon the Mayor of Ibis town, an
organization Democrat, succeeding In office
an anti-organization Republican. The
Constitution provides that where, for any
JVItrttTgitf'reMV'SniivrTiirrrr n-rrT-ffiiri mi7i
, .
reason, a local bill relating wholly to a :
municipality of the first class ho been re
jected by tho Mayor, In order to become a
law, subject to tho action ot the Governor,
It must be passed by tho Legislature for a
second time. With an Assembly so closely
divided a tho next ono will be, there
will bo more likelihood of tho failure of .
a majority of tho members to concur in I
tho vlow taken by a majority of the Sena
tors, thus barring tho second passage of
tho bill In question.
On the other hand, In all matters of ap
pointment, and thero are many such in
1808, wherein tho nomination by tho Gov
ernor must bo confirmed by tho Senate,
tho Republican majority In tho upper
branch at Albany Is so largo as to mako
easy tho confirmation of Governor Black's
nominees. Former Governors, when Demo
crate, usually have had to make their
nominations subject to tho approval ot a
Senate of tho opposite party, but Governor
Black will hovo.no embarossment In that
regard, and he seems likely to be a com
manding figure in maintaining tho organi
zation lines, threatened at some points by
tho manoeuvres of those of the Mugwumps
who call themselves Republicans.
A vigilant, steadfast, and Intrepid or
ganization Republican Governor, backed
and supported by a Senate which is Re
publican by moro than two-thirds majority,
will block any projected Democratlo legis
lation which might find favor with the
Assembly. Altogether, the next session of
tho Legislature Is likely to provo Interest
ing, and upon tho record mado by Its mem
bers will depend In consldorablo measure
tho State's vote of November next, when a
Governor Is to be chosen.
An Incident of War.
Tho Figaro printed tho other day an In
teresting artlclo on French military pic
tures, In which, of course, Detaille and
Df Nbtjville come in for their just share
of glory. It (s a pity that the latter died
before ho could mako a companion picture
to "The Lost Cartridges."
Many American tourists havo visited the
museum In tho outskirts of Bazellles, where
the house In which Commandant Lambert,
now Gen. Lambert, and his companions
exhausted their ammunition In desperate
resistance of the Bavarians still stands,
just as It was at tho close ot the battle of
Sedan. There is tho hole in tho roof
through which tho shell dropped. Thero
aro the bullet-sprinkled walls, the splin
tered furniture, such as It was, and the
old chest against which the wounded Com
mandant leaned while the last bullets were
sent to the enemy. Crossing the threshold
of that house is like entering, so to say, the
famous canvass of De Neuville.
Tho companion picture which Is wanting,
and the material for which was uncon
sciously furnished somo time ago by Gen.
Lambert himself, would bo dramatlo and
powerful In the extreme. In an Intervlow
with a Parisian Journalist tho General told
the story in simple and soldierly language.
He described tho fury of tho Bavarians over
the losses which his handful ot men had
mado them suffer. When the last shot had
been fired, nothing remained but a hopeless
and desperate bayonet charge. But tho
Commandant told his men not to attempt
It until they saw what would be his own
fate. He opened tho door and appeared
upon the threshold in face of the Infuriated
soldiers. A number of them made a rush
upon him, but they were driven back by
tho brave and chivalrous Bavarian officer,
who covered him with his body, and Lam
bert and his companions wero mado pris
oners of war.
That Is tho simple story. Where Is the
splendid picture?
Como Eleven!
Tho Committco of Enrollment appointed
by the Windsor notel Fit ty-thrce or Forty
seven, representing tho Windsor Hotel
Nino or Eight, Is to consist of eleven mem
bers. By resolution of the Forty-seven, the
Eleven Is to begin to enroll "so soon as the
name of the new organization, the qualifi
cations of the members to bo required, and
the unit or lowest body to be established
In tho now organization" havo been deter
mined. Tho Eleven will be able to begin,
then, as soon as it has been appointed.
Thero aro no difficulties in its way.
Tho name of tho now organization is tho
Allkicks.
The qualification Is to want to be a boss
yourself.
Tho lowest body In tho concern will bo
tho Hon. Whitelaw Reid, who also has
tbo distinction of being a unit for tho Hon.
WniTELAw Reid and anything nice In the
plush breeches line.
The Eleven has an easy Job.
Tnn Sun yields to no man in Its respect
for tho romantic and In Its sympathy with tho
proper expressions of human affection, but It
supports tho proposition that kissing shall bo
abolished on the piers of incoming steamships as
an indefenslblo obstacle to debarkation and
tbo necessary business of tbo Custom House.
Friends, relatives, and lovers who go to meet
their kind on the docks should be notified offi
cially that tbclr present habits of welcome Inter
fere with tho business Interests or the personal
convenience of less fortunnto people to an extent
wholly without Justification.
, The sUnp; expression. "I don't think," Is found
In that cUmIo of FntfUh literature, "Tom Brown's
School Daji." LeicUton Journal.
It Is found In a much more celebrated book,
"The Pickwick Papers." Mr. Sim Willer
uses tt In tho course o his spirited reproof ot
Mr. Nathaniel Winkle.
Tho Boston Globe, which took a broad,
General, and silent attitude In regard to the
llnston municipal election until the votes were
counted, puts forward an original and a some
what burprlslng theory to account for the suc
cess Of JOSIAII QOINCYJ
'Boston Is both Intellectual and santlmenttl. Bha
likes to see these quslltlrs lllniitrated In the papers
and speeches ot her Chirr Magistrate, and alrraja
has len her preference to th candidate for the
llayoralty brst Oiled to reallie this Ideal. It Is a
generous tmot'on. honoring the people who possets
It an I any publ o mm who miy arouse It."
Iloston Is sentimental nix! Josun Qdjnct Is
Intellectual, but what nro the sentimental
strenks and passages In tho trmperamont or the
nrltliiKSMidsp-eobesof Josian QuincvI Wo
noicr beard thnt that remarkably culm young
man was In the habit of nnrsln? gaieties. He
would be able to control his emotions even If
Tom IIiley should fend him a slip of the Riley
set of curls. No; Boston lotes Josiaii because
his nitturo Is tho rcrerso of her own. For bim
no pomp of pedantrr, no easy weeping, no
ye irnlnc: for the moon or spouting poetry beforo
a choral glass. He Is an unexoltedand unex
citable fact.
Tears pour In cascades from the eyes of
our esteemed Kentucky contemporary, the Pa
ducah A'cinr, ond Us voice trembles ns It sajrs
that "It will soon be so thero is no business In
this country except loaning money and selling
gold and foreign exchange." What other bual
ncss should there bo or can tbtro bo If the
"money changers" triumphed in 1808. a the
Democratlo orators say thoy did I Irrespective
of that, however, how has it happened that
t
j - - - -
1 money-changing I regarded with so much ab
horrence by the sons ot silver I Surely it is
no harm in the world of sin to have
money, and change Is mighty convenient, es
pecially If you travel on street cars much. Do
tho sons of tllror nover ask for chango or carry
ltf As for the abused profession of money
lending, the convenient theory must bo that
. whilo It Is right to borrow monoy It Is wrong to
I lend It, It teems to bo the case In practice,
howover. that tho monoy lender Is lonthcd not
for lending, but for refusing to lend without
satisfactory security.
Our esteemed contemporary, the ProvU
dtnee Journal, pursues Its unrelenting war1
against the "made tlo." and drums out of tho
lines of men of taste the pretender who uses "a
most unscrupulous device to break down tho
distinction between a mado He and ono tied by
thn wearer," to wit, "a string tie cut In such a
fashion that, when tied, it presents the exact
appearance of a mado 'bow-knot.' " Tho un
sleeping conservator of the proprieties of dress
flames against tho trick, and says with truth
thnt "no man can glvo countenance to such a
dovlca and preserro his sartorial Integrity."
Among Providence men who aro anxious to
demonstrate the orthodoxy of their cravats. It i
It tho custom to untie the tie negligently from
time to time, and then tio it again with graco and
ease. The custom oughttohavoagoodeffecton
the heretics who simulate a hand-tied tie by
trick and devloa, but probably most of them aro
incorrigible. If they wero not, tho Providence
Journal' t wise and solemn remonstrances would
have flllod them with ropentancs long ago.
The Hon. Job Batlbt of Texas shone
over Pittsburg the other day, and the VltpatcH
of that town Imprisoned a ray or two of his
brightness:
" Ha was faultlessly attired In semi evening dress
of course, a fall dress would be out of the quesuon
with him. nil rest was a compromise between an
ultra full dress pattern and an ordinary design. B
wore a Frlnce Albert coat."
"Scml-ovcnlng dress" is excellent good.
The reporter taw the Hon. Jok Bailey's daz
zling savanna ot shirt bosom and thought ot
evening. Then ho remembered that In the
bright lexicon of tho Hon. Joe Bailey thero is
no such word as evening, and ho compromised
on teml-evenlng. That shirt bosom is A feet 11
Inches by 3 feet 8 inches, and la built to order.
"There Isn't another like It In nil Gainesville,"
says tho owner proudly; and yet Texas tt full of
lmmenso tracts ot shlrttront.
Tho Pittsburg Dispatch Is unjust to a
great Inventive spirit when It says that tho
Hon. RicnARD Franklin PErriaiiEW of South
Dakota should have been named "Pottygrew
some." lie can bring In more bills that no
body else could ever have thought of, and that
nobody elso can bo Induced to voto for, than any
other man In the Senate. Ho Is a born states
man. Pity he never grew up.
nnrrisu coercion in casjda.
A Cenionblp Bstabllahed In tbo Dnsnluloa Post
omce ror Seditious" Hatter.
Montreal, Dec. 22. Instructions have been
issued to Postmasters In tho Dominion by tho
Government of which Sir Wilfrid Laurler Is
Premier, notifying them that "seditious" mat
ter, or mattor tending to exctto resistance to
lawful authority and established Government,
is from this tlmo forward prohibited circulation
In Canada, and they are told tbat wbero any
doubt exists In their minds as to the character
or degree of sedition In any document or paper
passing through their hands they aro to submit
the matter to the Postmaster-General at Ottawa.
According to this edict of monarchical rule In
Canada, no one may discuss or circulate in print
or writing opinions as to whother annoxatlon to
this country or Independence is tho be Iter policy
for the Canadian people in their own Interests.
It will come under the head of seditious matter
that it to bo confiscated; and the writer or
tender or recelvor may, under tho law passed
during the tlmo of tho late Sir John A. Mac
donald. be arrested, tried, and mado to suffer
Imprisonment.
It would seem from private Information on
the subject that this application ot tho English
law of sedition thnt Is being so vigorously ad
ministered In British India is mado In Canada
in conscquonce of the effects produced by some
circulars published by a republican committee
In Canada, some of which found their way to
India and were aald to have stimulated tho
feelings of disaffection toward the British Gov
ernment tbnt already existed there. The British
Government, It would appeur, has requested tho
Canadian Government to take steps to suppress
public di'cusslon In any way of such seditious
subjects ns annexation, Independence, or com
mercial union with Ibis country, as tending to
disturb and creato discontent In other British
colonics and dependencies. The present Cana
dian Government and Its Premier being, as the
latter has said with emphasis, "British to the
coro," they have hastened to comply with tho
request of the suzerain power.
It results from this that n e may expect at any
time to see coercion brought into play In Can
ada for the suppression of political opinions, and
possible disturbances arising out of It, if Cana
dians In any numbers should be of the opinion
tbat it Is the Interest of tbcmsolvcs aud tho
country to sorer political connections with a
State on tbo other Bide of tho Atlantic Thero
teems, after all, but a Blight difference between
British rulo and tho practice In dispotically
governed countries where the Governments do
tho political thinking for tho people.
The noxt thing in order will bo the confisca
tion of The Sun in tho Canadian Post Otllt.cs,
for suggesting to the Canadian peoplo that tbey
can better tbclr condition by linking thvlr
fortunes with tboso ot tho republic, and In be
coming Integrally an American peoplo.
Clrla Uersewblp m Preneber.
from tht Chioago Iteoonf.
WaasTXB Cirr, la., Deo. IB a dano was held last
ntgbtln Wright county, just oyer the llne.cloioto
Walnut Oroya Church. This morning- tho Roy. N.A,
Forest, pastor of the church, In his sermon evenly
crlttolaed these preccnt at tho danro Two younf
women In the counrcgitlon thought bis remarks too
ersonal when he said tbat "no young lady with self
espect would attend such an affair." They left the
churob, went to their hornet, provided thcmielros
with rtdtngwbtps, returned and loitered In the neigh
borhood until church was out. when they assaulted
the minister with the whips. He received sevrral bad
blows across the face. The younx women who made
the assault are Ltllle Darstow and Mary Ounnlniibam,
the daughters of farmers The minister was pros
trated to-night aud unable to occupy his pulpit.
A Kntloiml Wonunient to atantaa.
From tht FttublniHIlt Dally Ilirald.
The formal organisation of the Stanton tfonumsnt
Association puts the project on a firm and tatitf oo
tory foundation, and tho prominent men who hare
consented to take an active Interest In the matter
will give It deservedly a national character, It Is
fitting that the whole country should unite In paying
Its tribute to tba great War Brcretory In monumental
form Just as It has done in the rases of Lincoln, (Jar
field and Grant, and nowhen Is there a more fitting
place to mark that tribute than at the place of hlsna
tlvlty, boyhood and early mauhood,
IVnnteil to Slake Mure.
From th Atlanta Santtttullon.
A Georgia man was recautly approached by onaof
the negroes lo b employ, wb italds
"Ef you plrue, suh, I with you'd give ma my
ChrU'mus glf."
"Why," exclaimed yi employer. In surprise,
"you re 'way ahead of iluiet Chrlatinas la twelve
days oil yell"
"I knows riat, sun." replied the negro, "but I wants
my glf noiv, kasn wb"n L'hrls'mus co us jou's nios'
Inglnsrally too full ter reckernlie me!"
Thunder. sMaliltilna, Rnaw, and Blert.
From tht A'ansat City Journal.
Ooldik Cirr, Mo, Dec. 17. A phenomenal etorm
In whloli snow and sleet fell, accompsuled ly vivid
fluhes of lightning and deep t'tundrr visited ibis
region laat night. The stcrra lasted until daybreak.
Prosperity Cemea to Puet.
From tht Kantat City Timet.
"Calamity Long," the Oklahoma poet, provel op
ea tut claim la Noble county a few days ago.
TUB DEMAND FOX THE XAXE8 Of
THE PEyaidXEttS,
THO rtret Step Toward a Readjustment arSav
eraraeat rtecelnte and BspeadUarm.
To tiib Editor or Tnn BvsSir: It mutt
gratify you to know that one hoars on every
tldo praises for your fearless exposure of tho
pension swindle. For several years the writer
hns talked with Independent, conservative men
about this groat abuse, and he has found It tho
universal opinion among them that the most
important duty of Congress it to weed out at
onco tho fraudulent names on the pension roll.
Wo know of no ono who Is opposed to the pay
ment of pensions, even moro liberal than tboso
now given, to tbo surviving heroes ot our war
who wero disabled or aro Incapacitated for
work. But Ibo honest, sensible, tax-paying
citizens of every community look with disgust
upon the able-bodied frauds who have for years
since tho war drawn thousandi of dollars from
the Treasury while engaged In regular occupa
tions, and having no disability.
Some of theto men are not content with being
tupportod by tho publlo on the ground of in
capacity for work; but, whilo getting tho money
because presumably unable to work, they want
every office In sight on the ground of the pa
trlotloaervtcos they hnvo rendered their country.
In thtt community there are men who have
held lucrative posts in tho Federal service In
Washington and In the Custom noute almost
continuously since tho war, who havs during
the whole time drawn large pensions for disa
bility. One man in this county hat been Post
master, member of the Legislature, held on office
in tho postal service requiring great strength
and enduranoe, filled a dozen other oflloes,
and Is regarded as ono of the strongest men
phytloally In tho county, and yet hs has been
drawing a pension for years.
I could go on and cite dozens of eases In this
neighborhood alone In which tome ot the
strongest and hardest-working men havo been
regularly drawing pensions for alleged disabili
ties, which either never existed or are entirely
disconnected with their service in tho army.
The pension roll should bo a roll of honor, and
apenslonerought to bo proud to proclaim far and
wldo tho fact that ho is receiving from the Gov
ernment a pension for honorable wounds, or
because ho wat unable to tupport himself or hit
family, in the tervlce of hit country. But in
these dayt it It considered an Intuit to tho
veterans to suggest that their names be pub
ltshed, so that their neighbors may unite In
honoring them for what they havo dono and
suffered for our glorious country.
Koep up tho fight until tho names are pub
lished, so that we can all learn what our Gov
ernment is doing for the worthy and who aro tbo
frauds that aro receiving dishonestly the monoy
which we would gladly pay to those worthy ot
the honor of being on tho pension roll.
Boonton, N. J.. Deo. 22. Justice.
Major J. J. Camstark'a Ttebnka to a Pension
Claim Ageat.
To the Editor op- Trie Sdn Sir : The follow
ing was published in tho Grand Army Qaxcttt
for December, 1602:
Naw Toar. Nov. IS, 189S.
Allen Ruthtrfard, S80 Fttrtet If.WITathtnttton. D. C.
Dun 8m: la reply to your favor ot Nor. 11. 1 wish
to state that I did receive aome blank papers from
you. to be Oiled out regarding pensions. It I remem
ber correctly. It stated at the bottom ot the paper
tbat It I had no claim on the Government for a pen
sion, I was to turn the papers over to somebody
else. I have no claim and, therefore, turned them
over. I cannot conoetve for the lite ot me why yoa
wish every man who served during the war to make
a claim upon the United States Government for a
pension. I am able to take care ot myself, If I lost
both my legs and arms, but could earn money
enough for ray self support, I certainly should
never ask the Government to pay me for patriotism.
I contend that Corporal Tanner, who receives S72 a
month for the loss of both his legs, has no right to
that amount, because be ts able to support himself. I
trust tbat the sew Admlnlstratloncomlng Into power
on the 4th of March. 18W3, will weed out all thtse
"dead beats," u loan them, and Inerease pemloni
to widows and orphans and those who are really In
capacitated and utterly nnable to take care of them
selves on account ot slekneisor Injuries received d ur
ine the war. In other words, give pensions to whom
they belong, and I am satisfied tbat the new Admin
istration will do this, and they certainly will It I have
anything to aay about tt. Tours very truly,
J. J. COMSTOCX.
Major Comstock enlisted on Aug. 10. lflel, In the
Nc-v York Seventh Regiment: reSn latad and was ap
pointed to Second Lieutenant. Tbtrd Rhode Iland
Heavy Artillery. In September. 1801s wai appointed
Adjutant and First Lieutenant In October. 1881; In
16U3 was promoted to Csptaln, in 1883 was pro
moled Major In the Fourteenth Rhodo Island Heavy
Artillery. Ho waa soverely Injurol In the line of duty
In 18(12, and It waa at one time reported that he had
been killed, ne tuners to dsy from the effect or said
injuries.
As may be seen from this letter, I agree hearti
ly with the article In Tnr Sun of last Monday
on the pensions. The Government does right to
glvo oterans help where it is needed. It should
bo giving somo dlsnblod old Boldlors $108 a
month Instcnd of $8; but they should bo In ac
tual ncod of it. Every claim should bo thorough
ly lut cstlgated by competent and disinterested
men, not thcmscKcs old soldiers.
I once naked an old comrade, who lost tho end
of the third finger of his left band as ho stood
besldo mo at the battle of James Island, and who
Is receiving a pension, why he, who Is well off
and a liberal subscriber in bis Grand Army post
tofundH for relieving widows, should ask a
paltry $8 a month from the Government. His
answer was: " Why, to be on tho roll of honor."
The roll of honor chould not bo constituted In
thnt wav. It would no for better If Congrcsa
would give every '01 volttntoer a medal and
every 02 volunteer another. As for tho men
who wore drafted, or received bounty, or were
Rent as (substitutes, thoy llne already been
rewarded enough, unless tbey werodlsab'ed In
service I onco lei out n regiment of 800 men.
nnd each of them had 9300 bountr In hia pocket.
A quartermaster who served under mo at Kort
Kspornnza. Tex., wna thrown frcm his horse ono
dnv as n salute was fired, nnd though hn contin
ued to rldo n horse anil Berved out his tlmo, hn
OBkert mo not lone ago to sign his application for
ft pent-Ion on tho ground that ho waa ruptured
by that fall, I could not do it, and will never
nprco to tho granting of pensions on such appll
lU'i.'k Xi?5 Present list rould be cut down
SI 00.000 O00 1 by a thorough Investigation of nil
tl Hits. It should bo done, and manrO. A.H,
mon agree with mo In tho opinion, though so
manyof them hold or desire to hold Government
places that they daro not say po.
J. J. COVSTOCBT.
PosT-anADUATBnosPlTAL. New York, Dec 22.
The "Furore" and "Bravo" Fiend.
Tn tnx EDrroa ov TnEStrt Sir: Tnx Scwbaadone
so much to check the "encore" abuse at the Sunday
night concerts at the Metropolitan Opera House that
thousands wlllrlao up and call you bleaaed If you
will mueale thos- Idiots In all parts of the house who
Insist upon breaking In on the final high note of the
aopranoa to clap hands or yell "bravo." These
Idiots are In their glory when Melha alnga Handel's
nightingale aong or Sembrleh gives "Li Voce dl
Prtmavera." In each ease the singer builds her way
up gloriously to the last note, and we wait for that
exquisite sensation tbat comes from feeling an Im
mense auditorium filled with her voice. Dut wa
wait In vain,
Looklngover myold programmes. I find I have
heard Mt-lbaslng her song eight times, and Sembrleh
hers on four oo aalona, and never yet has tbp last nol
failed of deatiuctlnn by the III timed anplauae or the
Ignorant or Jni-omldrate. Ie there no rrm rty for
thlashort of carrying aguu and brlnglnirdown these
too previous" ldlote, who are undoubtedly own
rousnsofth rniore fiends? In Perla, London, Per
lln, Vl-nna. and Milan uoli prmature plaudits are
never neurit. Why mint New York be ptcullartu thla
dianlar of ba1 manner" W. E II
Nitw Voax, Deo HI, 18t7,
Speaker nerd Itmjm the House Drliberates.
From the Chicago Inter Ocean.
VCiBmsoTOs, Der. lO.-Apealer Reed thtnks the
Houjo hss surpasieit the renste as a deliberative
bjily,
" Yesterday we put 18,000 words In the Keeorclxn
eorreet ono word. The Senate never gave a mora
atrlklnsevllenccof Itsprofounl deliberation And
yet there are men who complain that the Ilonae Is
gagged, and Is not allowed to drllberato There was
no itrrat (sine It was a question as to whether rne
man should stilkr out a word from bts apeeeh wb'ch
had provoked a reply, and by so doing made the reply
polnllesi"
To AHatkr In l.nnrel.
Kromtht Philadelphia Record
LtCREL, Del., Dee. 17,-Nln- boy a-d three girl '
babirs were Iwrn on Turaday, and on the following '
day eight louples wars inarrl'd. rivj mora couples I
have stnee been united, and preachers and doctors are
busy. . j
i ii
mOFERTT OVHtXKS FEOTXSX.
They Daa't Want Ibo Bast River Park Tinas
ranaea lata a aymnattnaa. k
A written protest, of which the following It t 9
copy, lias beon tent to Mayor Strong! 1
" ftmi At a meeting of the Exoouttve Commit- FM
too of tho House and Iteal Estate Owners' Assoc jM
elation of tho Twelfth and Nineteenth wards In jH
the city of New York, held last evening, it was 1
unanimously resolved that an emphatic publlo jB
protest be made by tald association against" the B
conversion of tho East Tllvor Park or any sub-
stantlal portion thereof Into a puhllogvmnaalum, 1
at contemplated by the Park Doard, aocordlns; 1
to reports contained In the publlo press. H
" One-half of the cost of acquiring and laying H
ont this "park, about $311,000. was asii'tsed IH
directly upon property tn the Immediate vlcln- H
ItyoflL burlngthelrlanteosulnnbothhranchet H
of the Legislature of this Htnt passed an act M
providing that tbo amount ot this assessment bo M
refunded to the property owners, s wot done B
In tho Inttnnre or every email park but thlt In
the elty. Tblt act your Honor failed to np
prove, upon tbo only possible theory that the H
benefits of tba park Inured principally to the IM
real ants ot the neighborhood of its location. H
Tbla being tho only small park discriminated IH
against, tho Interests of tboso who paid for it IK
ouuht to be contlderod. .... tK
"This park should bo used only for the pnr fll
poses for which It was Intended, namely, as a VM
publlo park, to bo enjoyed bv all who en ro: to H
visit It. and not to be ctirtalled in the Interest ot H
comparatively fsw. Tho park it small and Is jfJH
usunlly crowded to its utmost capacity. If the MB
proposed plan It. carried out at suggested, the (Hal
probabilities aro th t It would at the tame time MJ
becoms tho rendeivotis of vory undesirable
and unrnly element. The character of the park Wlm
would bo essentially changed and another !
breathing spot would be lost to those who need H
It most, especially in this particularly thickly Mf
populated portion of the city. 1
" Again, the coH of maintaining tuoh a gym- Hf
naalum would bo considerable, for, betides the H
salarlss of directors, attendants and caretakers, Hj
and the cost of replacing apparatus destroyed IH
by eipoti ro to the elements, mutt be considered fH
the many lawsuits to whl'h the rlty would, Hj
Jrobobly no subjected by reason of personul in- fM
uries sustained through defeoltve' apparatus IH
and negligence of employees. All this mntt fM
necessarily bo borne by tho taxpayers, and the (
burdens or owning property, which are now ol- ffV
most Intolerable, would become still greater. AH
Sufficient atbletlo grounds and gymnasiums leaVa
now exist In tho city. The Bast lttvor Park, at
all events, should not be despoiled ot Its useful- IHI
nets. Yours respectfully. fV
" Co.vhad Hatuub, President." WflU
Bleetrlo Light Bllnaaess. FsBaj
Irxm tht Touth't Companion, JBB
There ts a peculiar form of eye trouble H
caused by exposure of the unprotected oyos to H
an Intense electrio light, especially that pro- fM
duccd during tho fusion of inotal by electricity, jjB
which has received tho name of "electrio light nm
blindness." vH
Tho troublo begins usually with a feeling of BP
slight pricking and irritation, as if there were Hk
fine cinders in tho eyos, and this is followed by Hu
a persistent overflow of tears and a mistiness B9
of the sight, as if tho sufferer wero In a fog. The IMfl
pain, in all but very alight attacks. Increases IHv
rapidly, and there follows an agonizing ach-
ing of tho eyeballs. Intolerance ot light, and KtS
often a most distressing spasm of tho eyelids. MH
The Bight sometimes grows so dim that the aH
patient Is nearly blind. H
If this accident happens to ono who is not BSa
regularly employed in electric smelting or drll- Hjg
ling, but has merely stopped to look on at the gH
work, tho trouble la likely to bo thought much fvH
moro serious than it really Ir, for tho true cause IsH
is opt to bo overlooked, tho intense brilliancy gsV3
of ino light having beon masked moro or less aHsV
by tho daylight. sWi
Tho condition is very similar in Its symptoms WPi
to that known a "snow blindness," from which Wir.,
hunters in tho far north ond mountain climb- mf
era often suffer, ond It is probably n identical Kg
affection, namely, a sunburn in this caso an BSK
electric burn of tho conjunctiva. Firemen fgVJ
frequently suffer In much tho somo wav after ;
working for several hours to subduo a fierce gHl
conflagration.
Men who are employed in electric cmelttng H
or drilling works always protect their eyes bv gK,
dark glasses, and tho Eskimos do tho samo by WM
gotrglca of wood with a el It in tbo centre. RKh
The distress during an attack may ho re- BV
lleted by Instillations of coialno under tho dl- K
roctlon of a physician, although this drug Bit'
should not bo used when repented attacks oc- Ml!
cur, as in the caso of llromon. for fenr of croat- Wll:
ing a habit. After tho acuto inflammation Wt
has subsided a Blmplo eyewash nf lamphorwa- An
ter containing a little borax in solution wlllutn- Hv
ally sufllco for a euro. mm
Some Trlcus or tbe Typos. fiW
From Qetta Tvpographioa. 1
"What is this 1" exclaimed a compositor who I
was expecting to bo promoted to a proofreader- B I
shlpBhortly. " 'Sermons In s Vines, books in tho I
running crooks!' Impossible! He means, of I j
course, 'Scrmo is In books nnd stones In tho I
running brooks.' " And n new reading of J
Shakespoare appeared next morning. flU
A eporting compositor thought "Cricket on HJ
tho Hearth " must be a slip of tho pen. lie mado tW
it " Cricket on tbo Heath." 1 S
A writer on angling had the joy of seeing his I '
sentence. "The joung salmon arc tioitinning to I J.
run," printed " Tho joungs Union nro bniriiinlng If
to swim," uiiothcr thoughtful compositor hav- WL
ing boen at w nrk. WI
Hnpplor was tho transformation nf thoeen- JM
tonce, "Brlngmomy tog.i" Into "Urine mo my 'i
toes." Ill
There is a less subtle vein of humor In the IB
story of tbo editor v, ho wrote during nn i lection.
"Tho battle Is now opened." The compositor
spelled "battlo" with un "o." ami tbo other il
side said, of course, that they had suspected it II
from thn first. Si
It was by a similar mistake that tbe late Ba-
ker I'ashn. whomluht filrly be described aa t, M)
"battle scarred cteran." was called n "bnttlo- j
scared veteran." the llbol being by no moans
purged when the newspaper called tho gallant
officer n "bottle-scarred prcrnn."
Owlng to an error In printing tho announce
ment, "A sillor, golni: in sen. his wife desires
thepraersof the congregation," beenmo "A
sailor going to see hie wito deserves tbo praycra
of tho i ousreg itlon."
Tho statement, "Mossra. 's preserves can
not bo beaten," waa rather iltlatei ns an ad
vertisement by the omission of " b " In tho last
word.
Innocently gav waa tho newspaper report
which said thnt tbe London cxprosu had knocked
down a cow and cut it into "calvot."
Credited wltb Ilolng an oil Wlsard. '
From the IndianapoUt Journal.
Portlavd. lnd.,Drc. 10 llenjtmln F. Fitltoa
of this city, who his bten dubbed an oil "wlr,
aril." Is fnst w lnnlna-n namofor hlni6(.lf as Buth,
Fulton has been through tbo oil Holds ami
caused wonder b his ability to locate gool oil K
wells. Mr. Fulton has a peculiar little lnstru- 1
ment, liko n fountain pen, which contains a nee- 9
ond cane mndo of aluminum. This, ho says, ron- fi
tains tho thrmlrnl atrlnlty. When rotdy logo to il
work, ho screuH the instrument mentioned
to a -shaped concern of tho same metal, il
taking one of the prongs between his teeth II
and holding tbe other between his thumb II
nnd forefinger, 'inns equipped, h pusses over JI
tho territory, and tho vlbritllonsof tho lnstru- II
ment toll him whero tho soughi-for product is to I
ho found. Ho claims thnt oil nnd gas are to lie H
found In veins, just the samo ns water. Ho also H
has similar Instruments by which ho tlnlms bo H
Is nblo to locnto vAluahln minerals. Not long A
ago Fultoi made nn examination of a location K
and said It would be a dri hole and suroenougu m
it waa. Lately bo has been In New York and ft
Pennsylvania, uncro his serticos nro in groat H
demand. Fulton Is ono of the pioneers of the H
Indiana Held. H
Ororgla Senator In Convict Carb. in
From tht Chicago ilecord. wjl
,,c,JATTA?5OOOAAI)cc2a.-c,n'0 Senator Foster 1
Mrlwirlond of Oeorgia IsChilrman of a sub- IC
commltlii' i which vina appointed to investigate 1
the condition of the coin let forco in the Okofo-
nuke Bwnmii engaged In cutting lumber. Hs I
has lust returned, nnd relates a novel and ex- H
citing oxperleuce The Cnmtnlttietnen wanted B
to cross a creek. Tbey hod no bouts nnd took off &
their own clothes to wade. The duy was cool 1
nnd Ibnv donned some rogular cam let clothes
which thev had. Arriving on the other sldo they M
ran shivering Into some noarby farmhouses In .Hs!
full con let apparel to change their clothes. Tb" I
natlics. thinking tbey weie harboring n crowd of 1
escaped con lets, summoned their neighbors and )
guarded he Oeorgia tntf f men ell night. Bun-
ihl"2lyc W frlen'ls m rl o.l and ldentltled 9
them, after which tho guard released them. M
A tleer Cberk In a t. ed.llosi ree. H
From tht ::orth Atlleboro Chronicle. M
Town Clerk lines had a funny experience M
w!iT"i ? l".ns, Inn "'""' '"" Hhodi Island Wl
"'V'htibostir rltogetnurrled. Ij
.. Lm "tttf lUl1 not'orgoi the feo which winds 11
upnllaurli transitions, ami this It whore ilia
funny part tomes in. The voiin"m"n Vew W
roV.1." '"""" w Let handful ortoln and 4H
mWy'n'il nh kSl'.""1 "l"0U,,t 0n ft ,al'10' "MS
iMe'ieliaihLlH"i''hi Vu J10 j1' mn,' '"'i "r- m
the n1of i5rtS?J? llU 1hu k. "'V1 f0"d 0" of V '
Arrusrd r Ilnbbliisr liin Dead. jH
From the SI. t-ouit Olobt Democrat. Wk
abteeitrJoftrwTrl'oTo!,1 ffSffiSft H
H'!!err1J?,tC0.!"Ur " the thargo of ,Hk ng a fl
w?arnani-'.nt'iS,!foror t,llc!,.,. C''"". s the CSd? H

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