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Joseph Bkmson FobaxkbJ the Kf I foremost member of the anti-Banna party, BK$i If not Its octlTo leader In Its, present enter- Hy& J prise, Is one of the hottest politicians In the Rrfa i land. Bis derotlon to publlo life and his en- Im$, ? ergy In support of his particular friends In ft- It bum like a furnace. And.Itmustbo said j In Justice that from him not Infrequently KjM' ( there flies the spark of the true fire of Pw'M national patriotism and far-seeing states- Kit' maushlp. The Hanna side or the McKIn- IPf . ley side of Buckeye politics Is notoriously Bl!fl notthatofFoitAKEn. Wo are aware, also, 41 - that, for one reason or another, there are Bwf , not a few stalwart Republicans here and Mk " s , there In the country who would not weep K ( v to see Mr. HArmAs fall In national politics Hill 'i sudden and as violent as has been his ;V'' ; 'loe. Nevertheless upon the Issues of 1800, K''" f which subsequent erents hare retained as K ' ,; the most Important of tho day, Marcus B Alokzo Hanita Is a statesman with a H ' Talld claim to Republican support, and his Ef ' defeat will be at tho peril of the vital intcr KJ ' j eats which the Republican party has the B responsibility and tho honor to uphold. Wmi ' Moreover, Mr. Hanna represents the Mc llj Klnley Administration which, In face of I the obliteration from the opposing party Hp4 of oTery rcstlge of conservatism and of all BJj reverence for the restraining political prtn Hfef '',:'' ciples of the past, Is of vast Importance to Rjr i J country. Kn ' I ' Previous to the election of 1890 many Hjlkt rumors went forth that Ohio was about to KL. ' toko that year of all others to turn Its Biji back upon the Republican candidate Be"M I 'or IreB'dcnt nnil would go over to Hh : BnTAN. We presumo that Mr. Hanna, "3 j who Is a candidate for Senator by the ex- BSW i presslon of tho Republican State Com- m y,W , ( mlttee, will bo reSlectod, and that the B -iv - reports that he Is to bo beaten are akin to sf $W ' e antl-McKtnley reports of last year. It 'iff ll0y 8&oa' turn out bo true " wl" he rM so much the worse for the country at large K tr?M ' which Ohio Is one of tho most Important 8w - and ambitious portions. "Let us hope that IBW f' they are not true, and that, after all thin BX?p5I' Jc flurry Is over, Foraker and Hanna will BTSi' r"" continue to represent In the Federal Senate K"v f ' &' Peaceful and harmonious Ohio. KW The Seallnff BUI a Law, IK President MoKinley'b signature was KS- ' affixed to tho new bill prohibiting pelagic pfefe ' sealing by American citizens, on the last of JM''. tno ton AaJs allowed him. The purpose of j j("4 " his delay is said to havo been to permit sfjftaf the landing of large invoices of furs then Bftft-r " on the way, which would mitigate lndi JKi? Tldual hardships threatened by the law H?W to Importers and dealers. Jlie But, If the President waited in the hope Wf bear from Great Britain a proposal to I fW ' abolish or further restrict pelagic sealing BillSr " In Behrlng Sea or elsewhere, he was disap lilf ff pointed. Tho response to our overtures did El b come during the ten days, and it was a re Hp fusal. Pelagic sealing being profitable) to BfS Canada, the British Government declines WjiYf' to interfere with it. H life s This Is a pitiful conclusion for the Inter- HI m A' national conference of Russia, Japan, and Jgfe, '"' " our country, lately held at Washington, sHIttx '-J' nn 'or De 8Uhscquent conference of Amer- Mi'S; 'can and British experts at the some place. BJtfr 7oe ovlIs of Peiaglo sealing, as now con- US w ducted, were made clear at both confer- K'ir ences ; but Canada profits by It, and, there- n ton, we must submit to It, and see the kBIs , Prlbylov herd steadily dwindle. " Wo have been getting theworatof the fur BlS BCal controTer8V toT years, and the way our mW Iar,' ln 'l las Deen managed Is one to be I HvW ashamed of. But in the new law there msf a 'cast tD0 promise of pne blow against I I m ' pelagio hunting. The products of that hunt 1 j jgV Ing, whether eklns or manufactured gar- !A meats, cannot hereafter be Imported Into j M. this country, and the greatest of the I W; markets of the pelagic hunter Is closed. 1 I fij, The London factories that prepare the Si - skins must also be affected unfavorably by it; this law, so that an outcry against tho Im greedy Victoria hunters may also be heard j from them. Congress, too, ln view of the attitude of M the British Government, announced since ajj! the holiday adjournment, may well con- S elder, on reassembling, whether further -Sjj, legislation should not be resorted to for tho sealing season about to open. M' Bishop Potter as a Bear. '8fc Bishop Potter said at the Episcopal Ijr Church Club on Wednesday evening that he lie agreed with a recent magazine writer that UK tue prosperous period through which this fif country passed after tho panic of 1873 and K, up to 1 803 would not be repeated. Ho said &. that we sro going to have tho conditions of If other countries, "where profits ore not f made so rapidly as we make them." f Perhaps so j but what constitutes Bishop 4 Potter an authority on the subject, en- titling him to express such an opinion or F any opinion on It? What are the facts on j which he bases his prediction that our great j prosperity Is In tho past only, and will If never come again! I The period of prosperity to which the fr f Bishop refened lasted for twenty years, ( I from 1873 to 1803. Twenty years hence s f will bring us to 1018. So far from the ; prospects of that future time being less " brilliant, the indications as they appear to wise observers of practical conditions are i j & that the promise Is even better than It was i L In 1873. T We dare predict that during the twenty '" years to come the progress of this country In all respects will be greater, more nota- i ble, than at any time In our past history. I S That It will be progress In political condl- tlons, ln business, ln Invention, In wealth, I agd In every direction leading to the Im- , Urovement of thorWeli-bolDg of society un- .ft I ... Ul J& . TTr-j " " '" ' exaple4ilBjthe-bittory of -thwotM, la our oonfldeat expectation.' - r 'tho tone 'of Bishop ?Wm' address throughout was almllarty.Dearish. It was a, crooking' tone, but' this progress will go on in spite of tho reactionary spirit of which his Is an example. All progress has moved ahead, against such bearishness. -The trouble rwlth tho Bishop la that be was 'beaten In tho'JJow, enterprise started ln'thoVestry of St. George's Church. - That lswby he la so gloomy1 and tho future eeems'Bddark'tolilm. 'To his mlhd every thing Is out 'of Jolnbecause ho could not bavejhls way,;' bat so, have' thought other Bishops, at!tho time of the outbreak of our Revolution; for Instance, though really they h'ad, resisted a glorious movement in human ptoteres.," . ' ' .Bishop' Potter even now-looks on the Government of England as better than our own, but where ls'tho superiority.! Twenty years' from now, wo dare prophesy, an 'AmericWBIahop.wlU nofdeem,'lt decent to'dlsparago his country In such fashion. Is, there an .English Bishop who would mako -'an assault 'on England llko that Bishop" Potter makes an this republic f Aid Uow' would itho'pcople here have re ceived his utterances If they had' come from Archbishop1 Corrioam f Tho Princeton Recessional. Tha subjoined circular has been sent to the parents'or guardians of all students tn Princeton University: "SsiaBni Atsreonl raMttat of to Board of TrtuUMftiofollowInt action iru token) ThoTaonltr mi Mutrnotod to onroroo UtoraUr andstiioUr, as well h lmpartlaUr,'- thti taw, chapter tlxtoen. Mo tion otgMi i "No tndontshatl brlns, or mom to bo bronchi. Into oollxvor kep tnbU room, nj plrltnoni or formontedllqnorst nr (Aoll ht frt&unt anv plac wh4Tt falocfcatinj Ilffupr art told at a frttwrao.' "Wotakothsllbtrtof lnformlnk jou of this Im portant aotfoa of tho Tnuteot, and alto ot earntttlr oUotUng jour kind coOporatlon In carrying out their action brincn coniuel to joor ton at will teouro tho na la view. " raurcr L. Pattos, Preeldtnt. . Jxxzt O. ItcauT, Dean. " PancsTOii TJurrcurtT. Dee. ST." This document is of general interest. It records the course finally adopted by the university authorities to solve a situation exceedingly difficult and embarrassing. The contest has been between modem Ideas of administration, as Illustrated, for ex ample, by tho attitude of the members of this same faculty who signed the applica tion for a liquor license for tho Princeton Inn, a place frequented by the upper class men, and tho rigid requirements of tho Presbyterian code of morals and practice, the denominational code under which the university has been at least nominally gov erned for one hundred and fifty years. Tho Synod wins. The decision ot the Trustees meets tho case In a manly and straightforward fashion; and It Is there fore entitled to the respect of all, as well as to the obedience of those Immediately concerned. Nevertheless, tho command to enforce the old bluo law "literally and strictly, as well as Impartially," puts Princeton University in a somewhat singular position, ln two particulars : First, as probably the only one of the great universities of this country, or of any other country, which actually assumes to restrict In this respect the personal freedom of students who are otherwise treated as men, and many of whom are citizens and voters; Secondly, as tho only university whereof the faculty Is charged with tho police duty of keeping Its students away from a reputa bio placo of refreshment and conviviality, established practically under the univer sity's auspices, recognized hitherto in its official publications, and licensed to sell liquor upon the formal application of mem bers of Its own governing body, as In dividuals. Certainly, this Is a most remarkable victory for tho old Ideas ot theological su premacy over educational administration. Salvation Army Mallcnlty. Mrs. Ballinoton Boom, now seriously ill at the Presbyterian Hospital, Is tho wlfo of a son of Gcif. Boom, so called, the head of the Salvation Army, with headquarters at London. The wife of the present Commander of tho Salvation Army In this country, Bootr-Tdcker, Is a sis ter of Ballinoton Boom. About two years ago, as Is well known, Mr. and Mrs. Ballinoton Boom withdrew from the Salvation Army and the tyrannical domi nation of its London commander, and started an independent and a distinctively American army of the sort, called the American Volunteers. Since that time the Salvation Army Booms have sought in all ways, chiefly in sidious, to bring reproach on Sir. and Mrs. Ballinoton Booth, and their attack has been directed against tho lady more espe cially. She has been pursued with their vtrllfpnPA t.lin Tnnra litttlv h.ntl.. n,mt nt the consideration obtained by the Salvation Army In this country had been due to the respect created by her personality. Mrs. Ballinoton Booth Is a woman of remark able eloquence, of great enthusiasm, and of a spiritual elevation which commands confidence In her sincerity. Consequently when she withdrew from the Salvation Army the concern fell Into publlo disre pute. Only because people believed In the goodness of the woman had tbey tolerated the Army, and her leaving It woo sufficient evidence for them that It had no title to their respect. The exasperation ot the Salvation Army Booms because of Mrs. Ballinoton Boom's rejection of the tyrannical author ity of old Gen. Boom has at last been car ried toon extreme ot vlndictiveness which Is fairly diabolical. Booth-Tucker, her brother-in-law, Is now at Chicago, and from there he has sent forth the brutal ac cusation that she Is merely shamming Ill ness, Is a shameless malingerer, for the purpose of arousing sympathy for herself and provoking public hostility against her Salvation Army detractors. This Imputa tion against a grievously sick woman, a sister-in-law of the slanderer, Is cost on her by a man pretending to be a Christian of a peculiarly exalted Chrlstllke type. Ac cordingly, Mrs. Booth's attending phy sicians at the Presbyterian Hospital Issued a report of her case, published In The Sun yesterday, certifying that she Is suffering in truth, and that her condition has been and Is serious. The actor RATOLimt has been sent to the penitentiary for six months for beatlngand kicking bis wife. Now comes along an other Englishman, a professional pietist, who strikes with lying words at tho char acter of his sister-in-law, a refined, gontle, and devoted woman, while she Is prostrated with grievous Illness, with the vindictive purpose of aggravating her personal suffer ing and defaming her ln the publlo estima tion. Would tying up Booth-Tuokkr to a whippingpost and giving him a hundred lashes be a fitting punishment, or ought aBssssssssssswsssSSsssnsssssssssmMsssssssssisSSss te,eewardly oaIamr4ef to jet raorel. At aa'y rate, let Ajaerlsji yra bo offended no longer; by his jlous- professions, Even IftheWwaa over a period of 'usefulness for Booth-Tucker In thls'country, It has now come to.on end. tet hlaortAbaok where ho camo from. ( ' v i Exit 'Nom-Fartls.tnshlpt" , Three' years ot boastful hm-partlsanshlp terminate at midnight In the close ot the term of William L. Strong. A new Mayor Will start ln office on a very different plan, ,tho American plan of responsible government by a party and the subordina tion of n publlo functionary to the principles and pledges to which his election was due. During the administration ot Mayor Stbono there has been a pretence of di vorcing politics from the City Hail and all departments ot the municipal government. Actually thoy have never been the aceno of more and cheaper and sharper politics than this so-called non-partisan adminis tration has played at ceaselessly from be ginning to end. There has never been more partisanship, though It has been the parti sanship ot a petty and malicious taction. Mayor Strono's Administration, how ever, has had to endure tho penalty ot Its proclaimed non-partisanship. It has had no party at Its back, and it goes into obllv lonunmoumed even by a single Mugwump. It departs leaving no friend behind to cele brate even such virtues as It hod. Hereafter we shall have responsible gov ernment. We shall be ablo to hold a dis tinct party accountable for the administra tion of Mayor Van Wyck. It will bo gov ernment according to American methods. Tho Marietta for Salvador. Tho formation of the Greater Republlo of Central America has not yet, apparently, abolished the liability of Its constituent States to civil wars. The urgent orders sent to the gunboat Marietta to get away as soon as possible from Mare Island to La Llbertod ore based on tho request of our Consul at San Salvador, who has represent ed the condition of affairs there as alarm ing. The Marietta, which was recently on duty In Alaskan waters, hod been Intended for China, where, also, as Is well known, a critical situation exists; and her diversion to Salvador Is. therefore, suggestive. Ever slnco the overthrow of Ezeta, sev eral years ago, his partisans have been plot ting for his restoration. It has more than once been charged that San Francisco was the base of hostile expeditions for this purpose, and It is certain that President Gutierrez has had to be continually watchful against revolutionary plots. The Marietta, which will experience a wldo range of climate in this transfer from Sitka to Salvador, Ib, of course, Intended only to guard American Interests; but the threatened revolt may be of moment for us ln another way. One point made against Gutierrez has been his taking part In the Greater Repub lic. Hence, If ho. should be overthrown, tho result might be ominous for tho sta bility of the new confederation. That might concern us in various ways, for Nicaragua, Honduras, and Salvador con stitute the Greater Republic, and Its repre sentative has filed a protest against the Nicaraguan Canal bill introduced ln Con gress. It should be said, however, that Honduras and Nicaragua may be expected to aid Gutierrez, If necessary, in putting down the threatened revolution, slnco ono of tho objects of tho Greater Republic is to produce a greater degree of peaco and order on the isthmus. 1 i Herbert Spencer's famous essay on "Education " has been pronounced by Dr. Wil liam T. Harms, the United States Commis sioner ot Education, an unielentlflo work. In what respect It Is unscientific, and upon what grounds Dr. Harrib condemns It, we are not Informed, but his opinion, when It was commu nicated to tho Child Study Con cross, which con vened ln tbls city. Under Roman Catholic au spices, on Tuesday evealnjr, was recelvod with Brest applause. It Is to be hoped that Mr. Spencer will not be4r of this blow at hfs scien tific reputation, because, being old and lnnrm, It might have a fatal effect upon his health, i( not upon his life. The admirers ot literature and of the Rev. Dr. T. De Witt Talmaoe will rejoice to learn that the latter has vUlted Plttibura to "ar range with two or three business men tor the publishing of three new books." Even one book from his polished pen would have been a happi ness. Three books Ore almost too much. It Is sometimes said that grand literature and tho grand style do not pay. Yet Dr, Talmaoe tells the PUUbura Ditpatch that "all ot his publica tions have met with such favor that he Is now engaged ln the preparation of all his books ln a uniform edition, Tbis will not be ready for some time yet. All of his twenty or thirty publication will then bo produced ln a uniform style. This, he says. Is in response to a popular demand on the part of his friends." In tbo course of not too long a time, then, there will be an opportunity for orerybody who hak n taste for eloquence and learning ot a remarkable Ulnd to possess In the complete works ot Dr. Talmaoe a unique library. The author is to be congratulated upon tho proipect of seeing his thought arrayed ap propriately. Tho reader who das nothing elso to read may find ln those thirty volumes a per petual fountain of delight. Of their valuo to prof essors of rhetorlo it 1 scarcely necessary to speak. Ansorr has a scheme for a baseball college. St. Haul OfoM. Judging from the conversational and vituper ative abilities displayed by some of the ball players last season, the best sort of baseball college would be a collego ot mutes. Mr. T. L. Ford ot the California Miners' Association la building a set ot resolutions ln favor of tbe establishing of a Department of Mines and Mining and the addition to Mr. Mo KiNLEY'a Cablnetof a Secretary ot Mines and Mining. The American Institute of Mining Engineers and the Federation of Miners are to be Invited to subscribe to tbe resolutions. By wrltlnar to the Hon. Richard ITsuNnxm Petti oiiew. Senator In Congress from South Dakota, Mr. Ford will dltcoror that there Is already before Congress a bill for tbe creation of some forty departments. Among them ate a Depart ment of Publlo Baths and a Department of Pub llo Laundries, departments fully as ntcetsary as a Secretary of Mines and Mining can be thought to be. The sons of silver are said to look coldly upon the Hon. On aiiles James Faulkner, who as Chairman of the Democratic Congress Com mittee last year wagged a propbetio tongue so Industriously. Tbey accuse tbe West Virginia statesman of having used the campaign fund contributed by tho " tolling masses" to dissemi nata goldbug documents, and they cry for a new and trustworthy Chairman, whowill think, talk, and breathe nothing but silver, Up starts tbe Hon, Duck HiNmciiscx, a, man of weight from Illinois, and begs to be elected Chair man. Up start certain friends ot tbe Hon. Suu Jim Ricuardbom of Tennessee and cry that ho is tbe man for tbe hour and Job. Hut Bun Jim Is ono of tho humorous "leaders" of the Democrats In the present House of Repre sentatives, and be has made up his mind, with out consultation with the Hon. Job Dailst or anybody else, to bo Bpsaker of the next House of Representatives, for which lie has already sleeted a Democratlo1 majority. Clearly, Buu r - i. .... - , i i.i r, ii li lililifl f- i-iiilijiiiiiiiiiiijliifijliiiiii Jot has trsnble enough already, and the majestlo BucKshouldbepreterrod. Yet trratitude should Induce the Democrats to allow Mr, Favuoikr to keep his Chairmanship, There may be more scuta political managers, but there cannot be a more genial, confident, and rosy maker ot figure. Mr. Faulkner can carry more 8tates ln hi mind than any other man In the country. Our esteemed Chicago contemporary, the Inter Oetan, records the fact that a Chicago man was "held up" and robbed the other night by '.'five dudes." The robbers are described as richly dressed, polished in manners, having "a quiet and genteel bearing," and a"rloh East ern accent." Now, nothing In the "hold-up" line that occur ln Chicago ought to surprise anybody there or here, but the appearance ot five "dudes" Is a strange thlnr. The "dude" Is extlnot in these parts. He ranks with the dodo. A "duds" of the primitive type, the real "dude" of, say, fourteen years ago, would cauie much more excitement In this town than would the tight ot a wyvsrn and griffin drag ging a genealogical tree up Broadway. Yet Chi cago has, or is said to have, five specimens of the " dude." Tbey ought to be caught and given to the Field Museum. Farewell to tho Hon. Williau Ltsono Btrono. He meant well, but reform and to bacco eating have boon too much for htm. Yet he has. not ceased to be happy, and he awaits tbe partition of China without a tremor, having most of the cups and having consumed most of the tea. In our esteemed contemporary, LUera fur. " Ian Maclarbn," treating of " Ugliness In Flotlon," files his objections to "books which swear on every page and do the other things on the page between." It must be confessed that swearing Is altogether too common, both in flotlon and on the stage. As It grows lets com mon among well-bred and civilized men. It seems to thrive on the lips ot the heroes and villains of novels and plays. It takes an artist, and a great artist, to use profan ity or even slang, and tho more spar ingly he uses it tho bettor will be the effect. There Is a so-called realism which Is merely re pulsive. If, in a modern novel, there Is any swearing to be done. It should not be framed after the model of Squire Western, It should be written ln that extraordinary and Impenetra ble Scotch dlaleot which has been so popular of late, and which Is only believed because it Is Impossible. The project for the union of Minneapolis and St. Paul is once more discussed tn Minne sota, but not with undue seriousness. Tbe habit ot opposition between tbe two communities Is so strong that to glvo it up would require too great a sacrifice. Minneapolis appeals to tho census and tho clearing house statements, and affects to look upon St. Paul with the kindly tol erance of an urban for a pastoral settlement. SL Paul prides herself upon her dignity and cultiva tion, and cannot conceal her suspicions that the Minneapolis census returns aro stuffed with fictitious names. Just at present Minneapolis is not holding up her head with her wonted pride, and she Is regarded by her sister city with eyes that outlce tho Icicles. Next March the Minneapolis publlo schools will have to bo shut up for want of funds. St. Paul can find no words bitter enough to characterize a town so poor. baltUtiox. The Teae&lnss r tha Cnarcb of Homo as ta tbe Fate or "Heretics." To the Editor or Tnc Sun Sir: Father Henderson's letter In last Monday's Sun ex plaining tho teaching of tbe Roman Cathollo Church that Protestants aro damned. Is not complete. Horo Is what that Church teaches Its own children: In Father Mailer's "Familiar Exposition ot Cathollo Doctrine," approved by Cardinal Gib bons and praised by him for Its plainness, one chapter Is hoaded, "Reasons Why No Saltation Is Possible Outside of tbe Roman Cathollo Church." (Notlco that "Roman.") Here is part of the catechism: Q Mutt then all who wlsb to be tared die nnlted to tbe Cathollo Church? A All thote who with to be taved mutt die united to the Cathollo Cauroh, for out of her there it do t&lratlon. Q Hare Froteitantt anj- faith tn Christ f A. They neyer had iQ What will Chrltt sir to them on the dtjof udiment? A. I know you not becaute yon nerer :new me Q Are Protestant! willing to confess their tint to a Cathollo nishop or priest, who alone hu power from Christ to fortflTe pins? -Whose tins you shall forgive they are forgiven them ' A No, for they generally hare an utter aversion to confession, and therefore their tint will not be forgiven throughout atl eternity Q What follows from tbls? A That they die In their slot and are damned Q Will those herrtlca be eared who are not guilty ot the sin of heresy and are fnlthful In living up to tbe dlctatei cf their conscience ? A Invincible Ignorance or Inculpable Ignorann of tho true religion excuses a heathen and a l'rotestant from the sin ot heres, but such lKQurance has never been tbe means of salvation i roin the fact that a person lives up to the dictates of bis conscience, and who cannot sin against the true religion on account of being luvln clhly Ignrrant ot It, msny have drawn tbe false con clusion that such a person Is taved or It In tbe state or sanctifying grace, making thus Invincible Ignor ance a means of salvation or Justification. Q But It It not a very uncharitable doctrine to tay that no one can be saved out of tbe Church ? A. On the contrary. It It a very great act of charity to at aert most emphatically that for no one out of tbe Cathollo Church is salvation possible, for Jesus Christ and Ills apostles have taught tbls doctrine In very plain language. lie who sincerely treks the truth Is gltd to embrace It, In order to be tared. Without admitting that Christ and His apos tles taught anything of tbo sort, two things ap pear to me clear; first, that the Church of Romo docs teach tho damnation of Protestants; sec ond, thatlf Itmodiflcs what it teaches, as Father Henderson claims. It does so ln defiance ot tho alleged teachings of Christ, requiring It to teach such damnation. Respectfully, R.N.T, New York. Deo. 24. Tiir UNITED STATES, ENOZAlfD, AND CANADA. Ierd Salisbury's Ridiculous Eraaton or an Ins portaat Quettlen In the Sealing Matter, From tho Dotton Evening Tranicript. In bit letter to Ambassador Hty on the sealing question, Lord Salisbury frankly admits tbat the Interests of England In tbe matter are "slight," but maket the ttatement that It It not hit policy to Interfere with the foreign relations of Canada. This declaration raises the very Interesting ques tion What Is Canada? If Canada It a dependency of the British Crow n how can her foreign relations be teparated from thote of tbo empire? If a treaty or agreement made with Great Britain It not binding throughout tbe extent of tbe empire, of what value It tucb an Instrument? Plainly, Canada cannot be a colony and a naUon, too. The value of a treaty with a colony depends upon Its approval by tbe tuieraln. The truth is that Lord Salisbury ln bit game of ohest with diplomacy teekt to play Canada as Independent tn one more and as dependent at another. When II serves ono purpose the It a nation) when It serves another the It a colony. That thlt game cannot be continued Indefinitely the United States may yet Im press upon tha English mind, recurring to our old time position, tbat treaties with torerelga powers are not subject to colonial leglslatloa. Society Kvent la Kaneaa. JY-om (At trtehtia Xante. Mrs. Horwortle't party Friday evening was a great success. The large pearl bandied knlret which were used at the luncheon belonged to Mrs. Hardin, Mra Horwortle't neighbor, The sliver spoons Mrs. Uor wortle borrowed from Mrs Orandther. A Correction, From the Focftc Commercial Advertlur. In this paper yesterday reference was made to "Tom McTIaho." There It no tuch person. The In dividual meant was the Hon. Thomas McTlght Mo Tlghe, related to tbe descendants ot the kings of Ireland. A Palter Traak. Trom (As CKteago Kttu. Jack rottt What will you charge to make a good ttoul ooker trunk ? Trunkmaker What de) you mean by "DOker" trunk? Jack Potts One that holds four trays. Tbo Century for January is an exceptionally Interesting number. It contains the tort of articles that one looka for la this msgailut) but It hat mtay othsrt at well. Leonard Huxley describes tome " Scenes from Huxley's Home Llfei" Ouster Kobbe tells of tome beroet of peace Qeorge Byron Gordon gives an account of tome reotnt discoveries In Oopaai Sara T. Stevenson relates tome re minis cenoaa of Maxlmttlaa In Mexico, aad Archibald aTorbet dltpoaas of a "Myth of Waterloo," OAlfT IMPORT rKZAOXO BKAZBKVTB. Trseuntrir Regalatlene tt Carry Oat the Prt hlbltery Usw. WAsmKOTOir, Dec. 80. Ths Treasury regu lations for the administration of tho new Peia glo Sealing law were promulgated to-day. They are signed by (Secretary Gage and approved by the President. The.regulatlons provide that no fur sealskins, whether raw, or dressed, dyed or otherwiso man ufactured, shall be admitted to entry ln tbo United States, eltbor as merchandlro or as part ot a, patsonger's personal effects, unless there shall be attached to the Invoice a certlflcato signed by the United States Consul at the place ot exportation that said skins woro not taken from seals killed within tho waters mentioned ln said act, specifying In detail the locality of such taking, whether on land or at sea, and also the person from whom sold skins were pur chased ln their raw and dressed state, the dato of such purchaso and tho lot number. Consuls shall reoulre satisfactory evidence of the truth of such facta by oath or otherwise before giving any such certificate. All such sealskins, tho invoices ot which are not accompanied by tho certificate, shall bo seized by tho Colloctor of Customs and destroyed. Every article manufactured, in wholo or in part, from fur sealskins, tbe lnvolco ot which Is presonted to the Consul, shall havo stamped thereon the name ot the manufacturer and the nlaco of manufacture, and shall be accompanied by a statement ln writing, under tho oath of Bald manuaoturer, that said skin or skins used ln said artlole wero taken from seals not killed at sea within the prescribed waters act, specifying tho locality In detail and also ths person from whom said skins woro purchased in their raw and dressod state, th&idato of said purchaso and tho lot number. When an application is made to a Consul for a certificate under these regulations the Invoice and proofs of origin presented by tho exporter shall be submitted to tbo Treasury agent desig nated for the purpose of Investigation, and tho Consul shall not certify any such invoice until such agent shall bare mado his report. All articles manufactured ln whole or ln part from fur sealskins and Imported Into the United States shall havo tbo linings thereof so arranged that the pelt of tho skin or skins underneath Bhall bo exposed for examination, and all such skins, whether imported as merchandise or as part of a passenger s eflecta, shall be sent to tho fiubllo stores for careful examination and Inspect ion. All garments mode ln whole or part of seal skins, and taken from tbls country, may bo ro sntered on presentation of a certificate of owner ship from tho Collector of Customs of ths port of departure, which certificate shall have been obtained by tho ownor ot the garment by offer ing tho samo to tho collector for Inspection bo fore leaving this country. major zirrnsioiiE to oo abroad. Deela-aated aa Military Attache ef the Lega tion at Stockholm and Copenhagen. WABniKOTON, Deo. 30. Major W. R. Liver more of the Army Engineer Corps was desig nated by Secretary Alger to-day as military at toch6 of tho United States Legation at Copen hagen and Stockholm. The Unitod States has never been represented by a military officer at either of those capitals, and the detail of Major Llvermore is in accordance with Sccrotary Al ger's policy of having military attache's at all tho powerful diplomatic posts to gather infor mation of value to the army. Tho Secretary wants to glvo higher rank and hotter pay to o fa cers ser fng as attaches and will soon ask au thority of Congress to do so. After Capt. O. M. Carter hod been reliovcd as tho army member of tbo Nicaragua Canal Com mission on account of the charges on which ho Is to bo trtod at Savannah next month. Major Ltvormoro was solected to Bucceed him, but for somo reason bo uns not appointed. It was re ported at tho time that tbero bad been objec tions raised to Major Llvormore's designation. At tho War Department to-day It wax Bald that his selection as military attache; was partly due to a desire to show tbat nothing personal to Major Llvermore had caused his rejection as a member of tho commission, and tbat he stood high In tho estimation ot Secretary Alger. Major Ltvermoro was a candidate for the mill tary attachesblp at London, which was given to Lieut. Col. A. E. Bates of tbo Paymaster-General's department a few days ago. Senator Lodgo supported tho application of Major Llvermore. The new attacb.6 Is stationed ln Dos ton. COAZIXQ BTATIOlf AT KEY TTEST. Secretary IOnr Itecommends It In a Letter tn the llense Naval Committee. WAsniNQTOx, Dec. 30. Naval officers say that no significance attaches to a letter which Secretary Long has written to the Chairman of the House Committee on Naval Affairs recom mending tho erection ot a coaling shed at Key West. To some of them, however, it indicates an Intention to ha o a largo supply of coal on hand there for use ln any emergency concerning Cuba. In his letter tho Soiretary suggests tbat permission should be gi en by Congress for tbe consolidation and expenditure of certain unex pended appropriations, aggregating $31,000, contained lu various nat nl bills. The shed is to hiw e a. capacity of 5.000 tons. Accompanying the letter are reports from the chiefs of the Bu reau of Yards and Docks and the Bureau of Equipment urging tho proposed Improvement. It is said in theso reports that on account of the coal dropped orerbourd from the unprotected wharf now used tho water has shoaled consider ably. Handling now costs $1.08 a ton for coal that Is purchased at $3 a ton, nnd tbo system Is, In addition, very slow and exponshr. The de partment wants to stow the coal nearer tho wharf, which Is to bo built of iron and Inclosed on all sides. OOZD XltrE IX OOAX. A SUES. Col. marine's rteport Discusses the Waste tram the Domettlo Plroa In tho City. As was announced ln The Sun, the illustrated report of CoL Waring, covering tbe work of tho Street Cleaning Department for the entlro period of Mayor Strong's administration, was published In tho Cttv Record yesterday. The report says among other things that a thorough lneBtiga Hon has boon mado looking to tbe possibility of developing a money valuo from tho coal ashes of domestlo fires, of which 800.000 loads. equal to 1,200,000 cublo yards, aro collected every year by tbo department. Ropcated ex perimental analjscs of tbeso ashes, the report says, lndlcnto that they will yield: Coal. 144 000 net tons, at 2 BO (860 000 Clinker, 180,000 cublo yards, at 70 cents ... 1:15,000 Fine ash, 600,000 cublo yards, at 88 cents... 108,000 Total auou.OUO The fine ash. Col. Waring says, would be an excellent substttuto for sand In building mor tar. If tbe law allowed such use of It. Tbe fact thatovery Incumbering vehicle seized during this administration in tho publlo streets had been redeemed is pointed out by Col. Waring, He also says that there aro 100 blcyoles now in use ln the department. OOr.-EZ.EOT TTT.ER IX ItlCnSIOSD. He Lett lilt Home In lUdrord at Exactly Six. teen Minutes to t o'clock. Richmond, Va., Dec 30. Gov.-Eloct J. Hoge Tyler arrived In the city to-night from his home at Radford, Va., his family and retinue of twonty-firo persons occupjlng two special coaches placed at his disposal by tbo Norfolk and Western Railroad. His Inauguration on Saturday will bo without elaborate ceremonies. Tbe people at Radford, wbera the Governor Is Eopular, mado much of his departure for tbo xocutlvo Mansion, and crowded tho station and cheered enthusiastically wbon the train left. W. n. noville, general travelling ngent of tho Norfolk and Western, who personally conducted tbo trip to Richmond, paid a compliment to Gov. Tyler and bis pronounced views on tho sill or question by detaining tbe train for some time at Radford so that the exact hour of Its dopnrture should bo sixteon inliiutos to 1 o'clock. Tho Governor was coriliully receded here, and, escorted by a number of prospective colonels, went to a hotel. To-morrow he will occupy tbe Executive Mansion vacated by flov. O'Jferrall to-day. BROOKLYN ALDERXEX TOO UOK, Again Rajolned Trent (Irantlnc Franchise te tbe Municipal Blrctrlo Light Company. When Mayor Wurster vetood the Aldormanlo resolution granting a franchise In perpetuity to the Municipal Klectrlo Light Company for tho ueo of the streets of Brooklyn, James Mattbows a taxpayer, secured an injunction restraining tbe Hoard ot Aldermen from overriding tbe veto, Tho matter baa boon in abeyance for tbe last two weeks, and tho Hoard of Alderman bava been holding mcotlngs dally, Justltu Van Wyck in tbo Supreme Court yesterday modified tbe Injunction so that the Aldermen could grant tho franchise for u period not exceeding twenty flc ) ears, as provided for In the char ter of the Greater Now York, Thirty min utes later tbe Aldermen met, and wero about to grant a franchise when President Htowart was sen ed with an Injunction, an eeping in its char acter, granted by Justice Van Wyck to Albert J. Young, a taxpayer, restraining tbo Board from granting franchises of any character i to any corporation. This Is returnable to-day., As soon as tbe legal papers ware read tbo board ttdjournsd. tbb rnraiDExr cotrxxe hems. rreaattM tn Allen tha Dinner or the Associa tion riaTaanrnetarer. The National Association ot Manufacturers will bold Its third annual convention ln this city on Jan, 29, SO, and 27, and will wind it up with a dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, t.t which President McIUnley has promised to be present. An appointment was mado with the Presi dent, through his private secretary, and on Tuesday a committee ot tho association left this city for Washington on the Congressional limited. The committee consisted ot Warner Miller, Charles A. Mooro, Charles A, Scbloren, William BrookOold, Benjamin Atha, Henry D. Hatgh, and Charles E. Looke. The President talked with tho committee for more than an hour ot the plans and achievements of the as sociation. It was , recalled that In January. 1805, as Governor of Ohio, Mr. McKlntey mado tho address ot welcome to the convention which met at Cincinnati to organize tho association. He then promised to meet them again some day. At a second meeting with the commltteo on Wednesday ho gave a definite answer to the Invitation to bo a guest at the association's dinner. . . "It will give me great pleasure to accept your invitation." he satd. "While I foel It a duty to bo present at the convention, yet it will also bo a great ploasuro to me to meot manufacturers in all linos of Industry from all parts of the country. If yon care to do so, you may announce to the members of your asso ciation that I will be present with them at their annual banquet on the night ot Thursday, Jan. 27." The business meetings of the convention are to be held at Masonlo Hall, Sixth avenue and Twenty-third street. irJJvTJU! BATHB XX THE ' XVDMOJT. Frinter Ottermnnn Takes BU tSoratns Bin BOS Times ss Year. The residents In the vicinity of Hudson Square Pork, Hoboken, have, for four years, noticed a man with snow-white hair walk down to the house of the Active Boat Club, at the foot of the park, early every morning and take a bath ln the Hudson River. The bather Is Herman Os termann, 01 years old, a printer of 333 Bloom Held street. Oatermann takes his morning plunge in the Hudson everyday ln the year, and the colder the water, he says, the better he enjoys It, ''There is nothing like it." ho said yesterday, "for keeping one ln good health. A few years ago I began to grow stout and felt uncomforta ble. My eyes also began to trouble me. After I bad tried medicines a friend told me to try a swim every morning beforo sunriso. I have followed my friend's advice ever slnoe, and I foel as strong and healthy as I ever did. On a goodcold morning, after I have taken a swim follow ed by a brisk rubbing, I feel like a young man." When he was asked how he stood the cold he remarked! "Ob, I don't mind that. It Is the benefit I de rive from it tbat I look at. Some people oall me a crank and all sorts of names, but I cling to my belief ln cold baths, and I think that if others would follow mr example there would bo fewer cases of disease. Osfrmann has a hearty appearance and bears bis years lightly. He has lived ln Hoboken for eighteen years. A TRIBUTE TO JO OX O. M QUIRE. Tha Retiring Surveyor or tho Port Reeelvsa o Memorial Album from the Attaches. Surveyor of the Port John C. McOulre. who retires from office at midnight to-night, was the recipient of a handsome album presented by the nttaches of tho department at the Hotel St. George, ln Brooklyn, last night. The album, which Is of leather, mounted in sterling silver, contains an address of friendship and esteem, a water color portrait of Mr. McGuIre, pictures of the Custom Uoubo. the Bargo Office, and the American steamship St. Paul, a copy of the orig inal certificate of appointment, and the signa tures of tbe 350 employees of tho office. Among those who assisted at tho presentation cere mony woro Deputy Surveyors Dolany, Dow ling, and Rold. Auditor Wilson Berryman, United States Welghors T. D. Hyatt, J. G. Hart. J. W. O'Brien, DeWitt C. Drew. Archi bald EdmonBton, and Charles H. Warden and a number of Inspectors of customs. Mr. Dowl ing made the presentation address. Mr. Mc GuIre In responding paid n high tribute to the efficiency of the customs service, and said that the employees wero devoted, loyal, and patrlotto to their country. "God bless the republlo and the customs service," was his closing remark. aoT. bzaob: sioriNo to albaxt. Mew Tear's Day neceptlsn at the Capital naS the Executive sinntlen. Albany, Dec 30. Gov. and Mrs. Black are having their effects removed to the Executive Mansion from their Troy residence, whore they have been living since the Legislature adjourned last April. They will tako possession of the mansion to-morrow. The Governor will hold a reception in tbo Executive Chamber on New Year's Day between 12 and 1 o'clock, and will bo assisted by tho members of bis staff. The Governor and Mrs. Blaclc will give a publlo re ception at the Executive Mansion between 8 and t P. M. New Year's Day. Mrs. Black will be assisted by tbe wives of the State officers and members of tbe Governor's staff. Owing to the Immense crowds which thronged the mansion Inst yenr, causing mucn ruffling of clothes and general Inconvenience, arrangements bavo been mado to have present at tho mansion roceptlon thlrty-flvo members of tho Third Brio-ado Signal Corps, who will assist ln an endeavor to handle the large number of callers, so as to avoid a crush. OAX TUET ELECT A BEXATOBt Speculation as to tbo Tennessee Legislature's Right to Act. CnATTANOOOA, Dec. 30. City Attorney J. H. Cantrell and other lawyers and politicians have raised tbe question of whether the successor of the late Unitod States Senator Harris can be elected at extra session of tbe Legislature called for January. Mr. Cantrell holds thataa tbe election of a Senator was not Included In Gov. Taylor's call, tbe Constitutions of the State and of tbe United States prohibit the election of a Senator. He quotes the clauses In the Federal Constitution relating to the election of a Sena tor, showing that vacancies must bo filled "on the second Tuesday after tho organization" of tbo Legislature. Tbe Legislature organized last January, and Mr. Cantrell says there is nothing In the stat utes authorizing an election. British Squadron in tho China Sena. Battleship. BuUt.ditnt. Tom. It. P. Speed, Centurion (Flag).. ..1893 14 10,500 18,000 18 BO lit Class Cruisers, Powerful 1808 14 14,200 118,000 31.8 Grafton (2d Flag) ..189a 18 7,860 tH.OOO so 00 Edgar 1890 13 7,850 19,000 90 00 Narcissus 1889 13 0,000 8,500 18 00 Undaunted 1889 18 6,800 8,500 18 00 Immortallts 1889 18 5.600 8,600 18 00 3d Class Cruisers. Iphlgenla. 1891 8 8.A0O 0,000 10.70 Flquo 1890 B 0,000 0,000 19.75 Malnbow ,.1891 8 0,000 9,000 19,7 IM Claat Cruiser. Archer 18SS 0 1.770 8,600 IS 5 Despatch Boat. Alacrity 1886 4 1,700 8,000 17.00 Bloopt. Algerlno 1893 S 1,060 1,400 13 00 DsPhne 1888 8 1,140 3,000 14 00 Phosnlx 1895 0 1,060 1,400 18 00 1st Class Ounboats. reacock. 1888 0 765 1.S00 10 3B Vitmj 1888 0 765 1,200 18 3D Mover 1888 6 785 1,800 18.86 "-HIer Ib8 S 715 1,800 18 0 KdPOl 1888 S 0H 1,800 13 00 3d Class Ounboats. Monet 1880 3 768 870 11 8 Swift 1879 9 768 870 11.8 8d Class Oonboat. E S 363 300 .... rout Defenoe. wivern 1885 4 3,760 1,000 8 0 Torpedo Dost Destroyers. " S .... 8.400 .... ""dr a 800 4,000 .... Whiting Total-l battleship, fl lit cltss crullers. 8 td class cruisers, 1 3d claat cruller, I despatch bott, 8 tloopt, 8 1st olasa gunboats, 3 8d class gunboats, I 3d class gunboat, 1 coast derenoe ship, 3 torpedo boat de stroyers. arnsn soars nana statios. (needqaerten Etqulmsult, Vancouver bland.) 1st Claat Cruiser. Dutll.aun,. Tone. II. p. speed. Imperleute (Flag).. .1830 14 8,400 10.000 10 7 3d Class Cruisers. Arophlon 1883 10 4,300 6,000 18 8 snaeton 1883 10 4,300 6.C0O 18.0 '"h'1" 1888 10 4,800 6,000 18 8 Bloop. ,0 188S S 970 1,800 13 1 1st Class Oanboat. Poe"a 1888 8 75B 1,800 18.88 Torpedo Boat Destroyers. Bparrowbawk. 0 a.00o VtraM .,,. v,vuv .... ., vtrsfn ,.,, ,, ( 8,000 MM awinn,m .... SjnntvnnsJSJgS!a'ls'''p'',J -mlum ., BKjajnsnsjsiSMSBBnVaVJnVaVjBBlBnnnBnBBn BAX BAD XO ItEZF. Crat Katie is Csod right All Alone Btrtrn Uo Care Up tho Cheat. From th Detroit Free irett. Back of the mountaineer's cabin was a great plum tree, and under this tree was a grave with- out a headstone. I noticed the mound as I f wandered about ln the afternoon, but It was i evening, and we sat at the door smoking our pipes before I mads Inquiry. "Yes. that's Sam's grave," replied the old man, as he looked away into the gathering twi light. "Sam was my son my only son. Wo I burled htm thero five y'ars ago." t I saw from the look which passed between hue band and wife that I had touched on a painful matter, and I was about to change the aubjeot when the woman said: 1 "Joe, ho may hev heard sunthln' 'bout It. Better tell tbo story straight." ." Wall," said the old man, after a long pause, "(hey had a hots raco up at the Co'ners, nnd ' our 8am was tbar and got into a dispute with , one of tbe Clay boys. Thar was five of tbe V Clays, and 8am was all alone. He was only IS Lv y'ars old, but wbon them Clays begun to elbow I'M him around he stood up to tbe hull five of 'em. ' I Thar wasn't no shootln' right thnr at ths ' I Cq'ners. The Clays waited till Bam had got ' started fur home, and then rid nrtcr htm and opened flro. Ho bad the senao to put his horse , on the dead run and look fur kit or. Theyfol- ' lowed htm right along home, and his hoss was shot as he Jumped down at the gate. Mary, yo tell the rest." ', " I was all alone ycre," satd tho wife, "and i when I heard tbe shootln' I knowed what II u meant. I got down tho Winchester and stood tl at tbe door, and as Sam cum up he took It and 1 run to the big plum tree fur klrer. Thar was 11 five of tho Cla) 1, and they dodged about and 1! kept shootln' and paid no'tensbun tome. I i was that scart that I sat down on tho ground 4 andltlvcred up mr face with my apron. I can't I say how long It all lasted, but I reckon not mo' 1 than ten mlnlts. When the shootln' stopped I got up. and and " "And Sam was lyln' dead under tbe plum tree," said the old man. ' Tears ran down the f noe of the woman and the husband's ebln quivered, and It was a long 1 minute before he added t ! " Yes, Sam was lyln' dead on the ground, hit I by five bullets, but out thar and over thnr t andngbt out van fo' o" tbem Clay boys was lyln' on their backs with their sightless eyes J lookin' up at the sky, and tbo fifth one crawlln ' on hands and knees up the road!" I " He had kilted four!" I exclaimed. " Killed to'. Bah, and wounded the fifth one till he was a cripple fur life) That waaour Sam, sab, and we burled him right whar be fit and made hfs record. Fo'dead men on thetr backs a wounded man crawlln' away and cryln as he wentl" " And there were no other Clays t" "Nary a man nor boy I The wlmmln had to cum for the dead, and I had to help lift 'em Into tho cart!" THIS CAB IS FOR OTSTERB. Tha Blvmlvea tn Ba Transported to tha Interteg In Their native Element. Iron the Kantai City Timet. A. E. Stllwell is not only President of a rail road and great many othor things, but It seems that he la an Inventor as well. The Pittsburg and Quit passenger train which left for Port Arthur last night carried one cor which not only did not resemble any other car on the train, but which, ln its Interior arrangements, wai different from any car ever built. On Its side I were large silver letters, making tho words. .! "Stllweiroystercar." Mr. Stllwell had long noticed, as have many othor people, that sea Mth and oysters, arter being brought from the ocean to interior points, lose a large share of that especial flavor which distinguishes soa food. It was generally be lieved that this loss ot flavor was due to the fact that therlsh and oysters were out of tho salt water so long, and so Mr. 8tllwell set to work to remedy the difficulty. Uo pronoses to do this by bringing salt water fish and oysters to I Kansas City in their native element. The car which left yesterday will return ln four days, and will bring the first consignment of oysters and sea water. As this is the first car of its kind ever built, and Is making its first trip, the experiment will be watched with considerable Interest. Tbo Inside of the oar is eight feet wide, four feet high, and thirty-four feet long. This space Is, divided Into four compartments, oach ot which has two ventilators ln the top, through which tho oysters are to be loaded, and two un loading spaces ln tho side. The floor and sides of tbo car are constructed ot three Inch whits pine. They aro calked and pitched tn tbe manner of ships, the compartments being water tight. The capacity of the ear is 62,000 gallons of water, enough to accommodate a great many bushels ot oysters. lbs car was built by the Pullman Car Com pany, after designs br It, L Langtln. chief draughtsman ot the Pittsburg and Gulf road. X It Is painted dark blue, all the lettering being silver. It presents a handsome appearance, ana will be run ln the passenger trains of tbo road. AT HOME IX THE WATER. The Remarkable Fen to or a Kanaka Swlmms and Direr, From the Pacifio Commercial Advertiter. There is a native living in Nawlllwlll. district of Lihue, on the Island of Kauai, whom every one knows as Johnny, but whose family naroo Is Kuolokal. This latter name he has had tattooed on hfs arm, togctbor with tho picture of a do ceased sweetheurt. In appearance he Is a typ ical native, muscular, with tho appearance of an athlete. Johnny Is a remarkably good Bwimmer. nnd, , ( It Is said, was at ono time very much addicted to the habit of stealing ducks. His method ii very simple. He would hido in tho butruBliei along tbe edges of tbo duik ponds nnd Mould, from time to timo, dive out whero tho iliuU happened to be, snatch one or two from tho sin face, push thorn Into a bag, swim back ugaln to . the rushes, thero to take breath for unothcr Bally. In this way he succeeded ln uiaUIn: quite a comfortnble living. However, ho uns given up bis crooked ways, and now resides Ilk a peaceably Inclined citizen, relying on work that Is given him from time to time. When out on a hunting or fishing expedition thero is no better man on tho island of Katisl than this snme Johnny. Ilurcfooled, he will climb all over tho dangcroUB palls Hint full away abruptly nnd end thousands of feet b( Ion ln the sea. Tho festive goat Itself is not more 1 active, and when hunting for this kind of trams J be Is as Invaluable a man to chase tho auluiuls 1 round to a point of vantage. As a diver thero are fow nathes. even, who can beat him. In diving after lohstors holms the very uncomfortable habit, of swimming great distance into cies that hao no opening above tbo wator. Honoittb tbe rocks of tliesa places ho will fcol around, novcr falling to come to tho top. bringing with him soinelhliiif make glad tho hoarts of tho housowlvcs. Ablate on Hit Wheel. From the White I'laine Argue. Frank Tnxton of Glcnvllle, while roturnlng T on his bicycle from this village on Satunla), met with a peculiar accident. Ihrouuh some unaccountable manner two boxes of parlor matches, which ho carried In bin coat po ki t, became Ignited whllo ho wh rapidly masting down the Uobblcnmn hill. Ho did noliH-ctlmt the flames wero leaping up bis side. 0ln?to theimpetuBof tho wheel bocuuld notstop. and u there was a good sized blaze ln progress whin he reached the bottom. A few rods further on was Sackett's Pond, Taxton swerrod tbe wheol to the right, pi.c 1 through the eatewav, and spluslxil Into the pond lire, wheol, and all, Tho wnler did lis work well. Barring a scorched sldo'and arm ami a ruined suit ot clothes be is none the worse fur bis adventure. Whan the Shaved Cat t.ave Ilerseir Away. From the Chtoago Timet Herald. y A man In Paris has boon making n good deal of money exhibiting a curious animal In His cafos chantant nnd such places. It wn 11 ury queer llttlo animal, nnd tho alert I 'arista in wore willing enough to drop tho petit suu for a sight of It, Htlll. look as they would, none could determine tho creature's specie! Itwaxlntu- J estlng, but it was bitflling, nnd thn exhibitor colnod mono) . Ono day. how ever, a dog rhanc ed to follow a curious beholder Into tbo fa chantant. Immediately the wondrous animal humped Its bnck llko a diminutive camel und began to hiss and spill Thouijstery was soil cdl It was a shuved cat! The Mexico Drain Canal finished. From the Two Itepulllee. Comparatively fow pcoplo have kept any I rack v of tbo work on the big drainage canal nhhh H torirnln tho valley of Mexico. Unas a stu pendous undertaking, and Including tin' tiinm 1, Iin cost up to date over $'Jl,O0O,0O0, hard adobe dollars. Tho work, however. Is finished. Pearson Sons discharged B.OOOmen last nnturdir. n'1 onlyafe men remain doing up theuM "j ends. It is possiblo that tho lo eminent Ml receive the cuiiai from tbo lontrni tors oo'oro the close of this week, and It Uulso jio.siblotlut the first water will bo turned Intu the tanal at ' San Lazaro during tho loiulug ick. Deer Stirred V by n llotnry hnmt I'lough. From the Horning Orfiiml " The rotary cngino on tho t.-i it s'ortbr" Railway ran Into iv bum h of ilur " . "fl'lL uoar Leavcuwortb last Monilaj N biir nu's stuck In tbo deep snow, unci Hn,lnt.r N 1"IU Gould killed It with a polo pit k Toneha'a Valane Nnuln I laus. JYont the A'ansat City Timet. A Topeka church change t thu order of thlefi 1 " year by pulllnji bauta Clsut out otawrll "'JLJJ. pulpit while tbe choir tang " the Old Oaxeo Uue .; i