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Belfe r Whether tho State of Ohio has been ', In-
Bfl' ) eljned to split In Jto politics through ,bnv-
HffcS ing been composed of .ports of, more than
senBrio one State, or whether Providence has se-
iSip lected'io as the original home of the bs-
KflW ft clllus of faotlon, there, is no' sufficient;
Kra , excuse for the bitter Republican endeavor
Braf 1 to defeat the roOleotlon of Senator JlArtrfA.
HjiK The Hon. 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
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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.
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"
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,"
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
The business meetings of the convention are
to be held at Masonlo Hall, Sixth avenue and
Twenty-third street.
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
When he was asked how he stood the cold he
"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.
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.
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
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 ....
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
,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 .,
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!"
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. .!
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
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.
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
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
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
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