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, BAttlltnAT, JANUARY 22, 1808. f shsbserlptUn by Mall, riti-Patd. BAILT, pef Monti 90 BO 'ifi DAILY, per Yr .-. It' SUNDAY, per Vf f "i PAILT AND StJrTDAr. per Vear H &AILY AND SUNDAY, per Month to 5( Postage t foreign oountrl added. kft , Tii Its, New Yort City. i? riiun tlotqne No. 1. near Orand Hotel, and 6 tUoeyteKo. 10. Boulevard dee Capuolnes. Vewr frlendt rho favor v tcllh ntanuitrtvti for ft yM(earen trlsA to tiart rejected articles relvnwd, f Utetmuitln all caeee tout Hampefor t Aol jwruos . A 5 A Jjessoii for Currency ncfonuor. ' THE Sun lino, Ml along, Insisted thatnono 6 et the bills for "currency reform," now be- fore tho House Commlttco on Hanking nnd Currency, could possibly becomo lawn, bo !? cause tbo Sonnto would nover consont to enact thorn. Particularly lias it pointed V oat tho folly of cngiaftlnK upon tbeso bills ', n dcclnrallon in favor of tho single gold sYtaridardi Such a declaration, wo have V mid, even if mado by this Congress, would . havono binding effect on It successors, and the effort to get It made now would & bo only a provocation to the sllvcrltcs both ( In tho Houso and In tho Senate to renew t their warfaro upon gold. !The decisive voto of 41 to 27 by which tho Senate, on Thursday, agreed to take up 1 Senator Visi's resolution In favor of pay f' Ing tho national debt In stiver dollars at ft tho ratio of 10 to 1. amply Justifies our $ warning. Tho resolution will probnbly bo passed by the Senato and sent to the House, I whoro, though It will finally bo defeated, It -will give rlso to a fierce debate and rovivo $ the enthusiasm for free silver, which other ,' wlso would have remained dormant. !S There is n wlsa Scott IhIi saying, "Let a ilecpinK dogs He." Tho ngitatlnn In favor I of free silver was quieted for tho time by tbo defeat of Mr. HltYAN last November, nnd tho rise of wheut to a dollar a bushel administered to it a further soporific. Now ! como thu currency reformers and wake it . Up with tholr crazy scheme to substitute IXor Government notes bnnk notes at it cost to tho nation of $300,000,000, and, as if that were not enough, with nnoxasperntlng excommunication of silver, which nil sensl bin pooplo see Is premature. Tho Senato Iwr very properly taught theso fanatics a lesson, nud we hopo they will profit by It. ti Sunday and tho JjOKislnturc. f On tho Oth of October, 1887, thero was Crganlicd in this State what was then ('$ called tho " Personal Liberty" party, sub- !i; Jcct to tbo declaration following: "IVAsrsas. In many parts of the State, under pre- 2t fanes) of aiding In the prevention of crime and of 1? diminishing the cause of pauperism. Attempt! are & tnoltlpljlntf to encroach upon the rlubta of perou -t And of property KUranteed liy those prlnclptfi of ' rational liberty upon which the vrble fttructureof 3 onr republican lyttem and of the Federal and State $i Sovernment li teased, and onr foreliruborn cltlteni, eepeetally tbose of German doicent, are, acconllnff to U authentic tatlttIealreiorti. connldered to be auldu- i eua, temperate, and law-abldlnx I'ttliem i ?: 'lirtotveifhat we will eupport ontx auch candl- fflatea for the Legislature of this State, lrrrspccll e of Ibelr political amltatloos. who will accept the views fy axpressed In these resolutions and pledgo thernselrcs X to adopt them for their rnte ot oMclal action when- ;,: errer and wbererer applicable, and all legitimate I meant In onr power will be used to aroura tbelr ' faction." In compliance with these anil other reso- :. lutlonsof a similar uhaructcr, there was U appointed a Central Executive Committee V) agitato what was then called " tho qucs- t!i tlon of personal liberty." Tho Democrats nominated for the head of their State .ft, tlckot that year n Itochestcr brewer, Fiied- fj SniOK Cook, or Kocir, and the Stato fight W- vrs mado largely by tho Democrats upon g the Issue of "personal liberty," and of op- 5( position to what tho Democratic platform J? called laws "nccdloisly interfering with js tho personal liberties and reasonable habits fe and customs of any portion of our citizens." Tbo bringing in of this question had tho "g effect of Increasing tho Democratic voto for $. Cook and his associates in nil tho largo 'h cities of tho Stato where the Cermau vol- - log population is large, and of stimulating 5 thu activity of tho L'rohibitlonMs In tho Interior districts to such an extent that tho S nominee of the Prohibition party for Sccic- yf tary of Stato polled 42,000 voto-j. All the ' Jargo cities, particularly In tho Interior, 5 "were carried by the Democrats, Albany p, giving a Democratic majority of 2,000, I Rochester, 3,000, Troy U.HOO, Utica D00, 6 Kingston 300, and Klinira 700. jlT Tho Personal Liberty party, as rucIi, . Snade no separate nominations in 1887, or .4 In any of the years succeeding, which wero ' years of Democratic success in all Stato elections until 1802, when the excise law, now superseded by the Itaines law, was p enacted by tho Democratic Legislature and I; approved by tho Governor. The adoption x of this law put an end to the r.gitntion of tho Personal Liberty men, for It was ne- r cepted by them generally us In part, at least, In accordance with their demand, t V)iit to many ft vtas not satisfactory. In tho State at large it was not i popular, and the divisions and dls- Bnnslons to which it gave rise side- !j tracked tho excise question until the J. Republicans, wearied with the unreason- u, ' able demands of thu representatives of ,- Democratic constituencies, took the liquor ft question firmly In hand and adopted tho present law, which Is yielding to tho State more than $4,000,000 net k revenue a year, and fultllllug nil tho , promises mode by those who advocated Its ,' adoption, by reduclngtho number of arrests t for intoxication, promoting good order, '. sweeping away useless and unnecessary i efflcers, and actually " tiklng tho sttlcon j out ot politics." j There has been a recrudescence ot " per- poual liberty" agitation in the Leglslaturo i this year, but It has taken n new form. It X differs from tho agitation of ten years ago ,' n not applying particularly to liquor sell- . Ing ou Sunday, but to amusements not as- V aoclated with the consumption of cxhlla- I' rating beverages ou that day. Since 1887 t thero hns been no material Increase In tho l percentage ot (irrnmn.Amerlcnn voters In g. ' Kew'Vork. It is substantially tho same it pow as It was ten years ngo, having been little Increased through immigration during tho decado intervening sluco tbo Personal Liberty patty appealed to 'f' authentic statistics In proof ot their as- faertion that tho forelgu-bom citizens of German descent in Now York " wero as- fa alduous, temperate and law-abldingpeople." Though tbeOerman Immigration has fallen h off materially since 1887, there hat, been an & enormous increoso since that time ot lm- f znlgratlon from Ilussla, Hutigury, Austrian Poland, and Houmanla. Tho Hebrew voting 5, population of New York la much larger than I t iru ten years ago, and tho present Suu- I rfUy Iowa of tbo State, so lux as they affect Indoor and outdoor amosementa, theatre, concerts, baseball games, and entertain ments of various kind, aro unsatisfactory to n considerable number of Toters who ore most numerous In tho city ot Now York, and In tho district of thu town from which comes Assemblyman IlAnmmflBn, the spon sor forroost of these bills. HIb proposition to "llborollzo tho Sunday lawn," according ly, has support in parts of tho great city, but, of course, tneeU with Ilttlo favor in tho interior districts, and will got no encour ogemont from tho majority of members in either branch of thts Legislature. Mr. HAnnnntlEiVs bills for theatrical por formances and concerts and baseball and other outdoor amusements on Sunday havo aroused much hostility among tho theatri cal people, who havo sent protests against the measures to the Governor on tho ground that thoy tend to deprive them of Sunday rest. Moreover, it cannot bo doubted that such "liberal Sunday laws" aro to be tho beginning of a goneral assault on tho ob servance of Sunday, which will bo resisted by both the churches and tho run of poo plo who deslro tho rest from labor which tho preservation of tho prcaont Sunday laws affords. It is significant that, theso bills havo not been presented by tho spokesman of Tam many or by a momber of Tammany Hall and that they havo not been submitted to tho consideration of a Democratlo caucus. Is Thero a Presbyterian Church? Tho enthusiastic reception of tho Bov. Dr. Shields at tho Princeton alumni dinner on Thursday evening was very significant. Dr. SiliKl.ns Is tho professor of that uni versity who signed the application for n license of tho taproom of tho Prlncoton Inn, In contravention of a rulo mado by tho General Assembly prohibiting Presbyterian ministers from assisting In tho procure ment of any liquor license. Becauso of that rebellion against tbo highest authority of his Church ho was arraigned for trial by the Now Drunswick Presbytery of New Jersey, nud only escaped from consequent d Iscipllno by announcing formally his with drawal from tho Church. It was for that reason that Dr. Sutsr.ra was mado tbo hero of tho dinner of tho Princeton alumni, provoking so great and so frequent applause as to lead tho presid ing ofllcer to suggest humorously that it might bo necessary to dlsclplino him for Interrupting the proceedings. Incidentally their atiplauso was Intended, probably, as nn expression of approval of tho provision of a semi-official taproom for the Princeton juniors nnd seniors; but that Is not n mat ter which concerns us now. Tho significant manifestation was tho boisterous glori fication ot a Presbyterian minister for withdrawing from his Church not on any ground of religious doctrine or principle, but simply becauso he was determined to assert his personal liberty against tho authority of the General Assombly. Princeton University, it is true, contains among Its alumni very many men who aro not Presbyterians, but who follow other systems of theology than tho Westminster Confession or have no religious belief nt all. Tho Itov. Dr. Shields, however, was a Presbyterian and a Presbyterian minister, nud why! Was ho In that Church simply ns a matter of tasto and perfunctorily, or becauso ho believed in its doctrino, that is, as a matter of conviction ! What reason is thero for the existence of a Church, tho Presbyterian or any other, if It docs not present a distinctive bodyot doctrino ap pealing to tho convictions of its members? If a minister can belong to it as a matter ot conveulcnco or of obanco merely, and can leavo it consistently at any time and pass over to somo other Church, as his fickle fancy may incline him, can It havo any distinctive faith justifying Its separata ex Iptcncef In other words, if Dr. Shields deserved the applause of tho alumni of Princeton at their dinner on Thursday evening, has not tho tlmo como when tho Presbyterian Church should disband and go out of ex istence, as representing nothing which Is binding on any conscience! If the rules of conduct laid down by Its highest repre sentative authority conflict with a man's inclinations, and ho Is at liberty to leave it for that reason simply, how can any relig ious authority remain to It! Dr. Smr.LDS did not throw up tho Pres byterian Church becauso of any declared ob jection to Its doctrino or ecclesiastical system, but simply to bo frco to sign applications for liquor licenses when ever it pleased him so to do. On tbo Bamo general ground any Prcsbytorlan who finds his personal inclinations or appetites restricted by tho discipline of his Church Is justified In quitting it, nothing in Its spe cial creed, theology, or order putting any conscientious obligation on him. That being so, and the course of Dr. Siiiblds In dicates that In his opinion It Is so, what Is tho excuso for maintaining longer tho merely nominal existence of tho Prcsbyte rlnn Church? If It Is not tho custodian of any body of faith and doctrino peculiar to It, It Is not a Church, and tho labor of cen turies expendod In building it up as a dis tinct religious organization has been wasted. Huxsla's Alleged Ultimatum to China. If the threat said to havo been made by tbo Russian ChargS d'Affalrcsat Pekln was really uttered, it may seem at first sight that a crisis In tho Far East can hardly be averted. It Is known that England has offered to advanco to China the money needed to pay tho last Installment of tho indemnity duo to Japan, on condition that thrco new treaty porta shall be opened, In cluding tho harbor ot Tallenwan on tho Llau-tung peninsula. To tho opening of two of tho ports designated, tho Czar's representative seems to havo made noobjeo tlon, but hols nlleged to havo threatened re prisals and the withdrawal of his master's friendship and protection in case Tallen wan should bo Included In the list, A glance at the map will disclose the mo tive for tho vehomeut remonstranco of the Russian Cbargd d'Affalres. Tallenwan, ly ing, as It does, on the Llau-tung Peninsula, not far to tho north of Port Arthur, com mands tho routo which would have to bo fol lowed by aiallway connecting that naval arsenal with tho Trans-Siberian line. If a Iirit ioh fleet were at liberty to cast anchor at Tallenwan, and It would havo tho privilege if that harbor becamo a treaty port, the value of Port Arthur to Russia would be gone, for the railway linking that fortress to thu Russian possessions could bo cut at any hour In tho event of war with Eng land, and tho Russian garrison would find itself In tho same hopeless plight as were the defenders ot Sebaatopol. More over, even iu time of peace, the transforma tion of Tallonwan into a treaty port would assure to England tho greater part of the trade with Llau-tung and Chinese Manchu ria, and practically would thwart tho Russian plans for ascendancy lu that quar ter, There in, in'a word, no doubt that 1 V4!1,Ai'iriri?life9!4?r!Prt r ffi-f?jHiT??kttM England's demand concerning Tallenwan ! is a shot in tho bnllsoye, and punctures tho wholo programme arranged at St. Pe tersburg, when Russia forced Japan to re viso tho Shlmonosekl treaty, and surren der all of the Chlneso territory on tho mainland of Asia which was ceded by that instrument. It will bo observed that England does not assert that tho Russian warships should not be permitted to winter nt Port Arthur. Public opinion will no longer justify tho British Government in Insist ing that tho Russian naval force In tho Pa cific shall bo confined for many months in tho year to tho ice-locked harbor of Vladl Tostock. Measures, however, havo been taken to prevent tho Czar from converting Port Arthur Into a fortress which would mako him dominant in Po-cht-li and In tho Yollow Sea, and from gradually acquir ing virtual dominion over that Boctlon of tho Middle Kingdom which lies north and northeast of tho Great Wall. That is to say, a partition ot China shall nottako placo If England can avert it, and thero is Ilttlo reason to doubt that sho is nblo at least to postpono It, because, with tho cooperation of Japan, sho not only Is pre ponderant at sea, but has at her disposal, also, a larger land forco than Russia can placo at tho further ond of Asia before the completion of tho Siberian Railway. That the prospect ot an early dismem berment of China Is not as promising as It was Is Indicated by tho report, said to be current In tho official quarters of Shanghai, that Germany will mako Klao Chou an open port on lines similar to thoso govern ing Hong Kong. It is certain that such was not Germany's original Intention. Her design nt first was to follow tho practico which sho has pursuod uniformly In her other trausmarino dependencies, and to keep for herself all the trado with tho pop ulous provlnco of Shan-tung, which her possession of Klao Chou would enablo her to command. If, however, Klao Chou is to bo as open to traders from all countries as is Hong Kong England cannot reasonably object to the Kaiser's acquisition of tho former port, slnco ho would merely use it for a naval station. Will the Czar fight If his protest against tho conversion of Tallenwan as a treaty port Is unheeded at Pekln? Ho could, un doubtedly, count upon tho assistance of Frauce, but tho Russian and French war ships combined are outnumbered In Chi nese waters by those which fly tho British flag. Even if the Czar could also reckon upon the support of the German squad ron, that accession of strength would bo greatly more than counterbalanced by tho Japanese fleet, which, It is be lieved, will sldo with England. Tho land force, too, now stationed at Vla divostok, or any force that the Czar could despatch thither with tho existing means of transportation, would bo inade quate to cope with the standing army of Japan, especially as tho latter's operations would bo Immensely facilitated by a pre ponderant sea power. Russia, in fine, under present conditions, can scarcely hopo to win ns against Eng land and Japan In tho far East, and, there fore, unless she considers tho hour ripe for assailing India, sho will probably avoid a conflict nnd submit to tho temporary frus tration of her plans for tho southward ex tension of her Siberian frontier. Ilawnil and Boot Sugar. Tho reply of Secretary Wilson to tho Senate resolution ot Jan. 17 must com pletely dispose oi any fear that tho annexa tion of Hawaii will Injuriously affect tho culture ot beet sugar or sorghum in tho United States. Our avcrago annual imports ot sugar from 1800 to 1807 Inclusive have been 1.830,482 full tons, valued at $101, 570,203, while from 1803 to 1807 Incluslvo Hawaii aver aged annually only 140,450 tons, valued at $0,073,024. During the fiscal year ending Juno 30 last tho sugar imports were 443,323 tons heavier than tho avcrago of the four years preceding, as impotters anticipated the effect of tho new tariff act; and Hawaii's share, accordingly, was 43,052 tons ubovo her average. But for that exceptional year sho only furnished 0.1 percent, of tho sugar consumed bore, while her share from 1803 to 1807 was only 7.1 per cent. Of tho total consumption in 1600 beet sugars furnished 18 per cent., while lost year the percentage jumped to 37 per cent., largely through tho abnormal condition of tho Cuban sugar product. Tho flscnl year 1807 shows u total consumption of 2,000, 203 full tons. Of this, tho total rctlned product of imported sugar was 1,700,007 tons, or 84 per cent., leaving tho domestio product at 335,050 tons, or 10 per cent. Of thts domestic product by far tho largest factor was cano sugar, 267,007 tons, boot sugar following with 41,347. The rest was maplo sugar, exceeding 5,000 tons, and sorghum, about 300 tons. Such, then, are tho statistics which the Secretary of Agriculture furnishes. The first question that arises Is whether Ha waii's production will bo Increased. It has already been developed greatly by freo entry Into tho United States, and Mr. Wil son points out that one result Is tho gradual exhaustion ot tbo soil through continuous crops. Tho planters already havo to buy fertilizers, and tho guano of the Pacific Islands, In turn becoming ex hausted, Is expensive, so that they must ultimately go elsewhere perhaps to Chill for saltpetre, to Florida for phosphates, and to Germany for potash. This Is tho draw back to any advance on tho small share of Hawaii In our total Import of sugar. Now, turning to beet sugar, Its prospects of increase here are encouraging. Mr. Wil son says that tho percentago of sugar In American beets averages much higher than In the European, which aro tholr real com petitors, rather than the Hawaiian sugar cane. Tho crops should bo taken lu rota tion with grasses, vegetables, and grains, from which the nitrogen, potassium, and pbosphorlo ncld needed for sugar beet pro duction will be restored to tho soil. His conclusion is that the present Ha waiian system "cannot compete with farm management In tho United States, where tho fertility of the soil Is not at all reduced." Enormous as our consumption of sugar is, about 2,000,000 tons, " ten acres on each of 100,000 farms lu rotation with other crops would meet homo demands." But " thu Hawaiian sugar grower Is a one crop man," nud he cannot, In tbo long run, lucreaso his production so as to Injure sugar production here, Mr. Wilson Is also confident that sorghum will play a large part eventually In the American sugar supply. Sorghum molasses is now very extensively made, and tho manufacture of sugar from the sorghum plant Is Increasing. But as to beet sugar and sorghum both, tho main point is that, whllo the produc tion can bo mado incidental here to the feeding of animals, there is nothing of tbo sort possible In Hawaii, Thero " the cane Is grorrorlt Is hauled to the ttlllajthe bagasso is not returned to the soil; tho available" plant food Is reduced, and the planters must search to the ends of tho earth for fertilizers." Again, Hawaii has cheap cool I o labor now, but when sho be comes subjoct to our laws, achangowlll bo wrought, and wages will go up. If, then, It Is true that " Hawaii will not seriously compoto with sugar producers In tho States," aro her own prospects of agri culture dark ! Mo, becauso sho can keep up for a tlmo her sugar production, oven If not so extending It as to injure that ot tho States; and. in particular, as Mr. Wilson points out, she con turn to producing coffeo with splendid success, there possessing " a monopoly with which no State In tho Union oan interfere." Sho can also grow many fine fruits that cannot bo grown here. But whatever may bo tho change In Hawaii's agriculture after entering tho Union, tho notion that her admission will harm American beet sugar Interests ap pears to be exploded. The Wild Man from Borneo. Our honey-hearted contemporary, the Boston Evening Transcript, tries to bellcvo that the Hon. CnxnuBs Joseph Bona pabtk was not In earnest In the extraordi nary defence of lynching which ho made In a lecture In Boston last Sunday night and upon which Tns Stjk has already com mented. Here is the Transcript's apology for the apostle of lynching: "A great many people suppose when a man nays a pads be means a apade, and they are cot ceoeaaarlly stupid people either. Likewise, when ha talks apolo getically, If not approTlngly, of lynching, whether of Senators or leaser people, they think this Inrolroa a rope and tree or lanippoet. Wa certainly eannot be llee that Mr. Bo.txraaiE Intended to encourage suf focation or neok breaking In a literal sense, and It hla distinctions could have been allttle mora plainly Indicated It would havo added greatly to hla other wlso admirable address." Unfortunately for his amiable apologist, the Wild Man from Baltimore was in savage earnest In his expressions of ad miration for lynching nnd his proposition to extend its benefits to public officials. Wo tako from tho Baltimore Sun Mr. Bonaparte's own vorslon ot his celebra tion of lynching. It may be added that Mr. Bonai'Aute says with evident prldo that ho uttered tho samo opinions before tho Ynlo Law School In 1800. For eight years ho has boen a champion of murder. Tho Hon. Charles Joseph Bonaparte Is a member of the Maryland bar, If not a lawyer. Wo ask lawyers and Judges to read his panegyric of lawlessness and tako a proper prldo In Brother Bonaparte, whoso way of keeping his oath as an officer ot tho courts 1b to swear himself In ns an officer of the court of Judgo Ltncu. Tho Hon. Charles Joseph Bonaparte is a Mugwump and universal reformer ot high degree Wo congratulato tho Mug wump brethren upon their title to a Bhare in his glory. Tho Hon. Charles JosEpn Bonaparte is a graduate of Harvard Collego and tho Harvard Law School. To borrow tho favor lto quotation of Col. Thomas Newcome, Scientia emollit mores; learning softens manners. Tho missionary soclotlcs should labor with this heathen, that ho may cease to admire murder. A case so remarkable as his should not be left to alienists alone. A Singnlnr Request. Once more wo give space to Mr. W. Raw dal Cremer, the English promoter ot arbitration who wa3 misrepresented in a bogus Interview In tho New York Evening Post a Ilttlo while ao as saying that If tho Olney-Paunccfoto treaty had been ratified by the Senato " thoro would bo no fear of tho dismemberment of tho Chlneso Em pire;" that "tho Anglo-Saxon countries, mother nnd daughter, could call a bait on any project of that kind," and that "Eng land and America united can stand against the world." Wo quote tho language attributed to Mr, Cremer by Godkin's newspapor, language which Mr. Cremer did not utter, becauso It Is necessary to a full understanding of this worthy gentleman's latest communi cation to us. Having loarncd from Mr. Cremer that he had been the victim of unscrupulous " journalism " on tho part of tho Evening Post, wo promptly withdrew tho remarks based on the foregoing fraudulent Inter view. Those remarks wero confined to tho specific expressions attributed In tho bogus interview, nnd they touched no other branch ot tho subject. Now Mr. Cremer writes to us again, challenging tho remarks which wo havo withdrawn in justice to him, and which wero based specifically on what ho was then supposed to havo said. Ho actually wants us to justify tho comments we mode when wo supposed that the interview was genuine 1 This Is charming. We know ot nothing mora delicious In all tbo literature of Anglo-American dialectics. Tho peoullar Inversion of tho logical faculty which Mr. Cremer's latest letter exhibits would havo been a source of lasting joy to his lato la mented fellow Englishman, the author of "Through the Looking Glass." Travellers in the interior parts of the State are requested to report the Hon. William IliiooKFiEi.u whenorer he Is seen or spoken. He can bo recognized In tho darkest night by the will o' tbo wisp which hovers over bis head. In the day time the melancholy ot bit fea tures and the bright brass badgo "Fifty three" which ho wears on the loft sldo of bis cheat are sufficient marks of identifi cation. Ho Is a porfectly hurraloas Mugwump and bis principal Illusion or deluBlon seems to bo that ho la a blub cnroller. Last night a flush will o' the wlap photograph of him, of tho Hon. OEonoK E. Matthews of Iluffalo, and of tbo Hon. James JiciioHiuriiAT Hkluen of Onondaga was taken. Tho plato will bo de veloped when Mr. Duookitield's enrollment Is. In tho Senato yesterday tho Hon. Wil liam Mnnms STEWAnrof Nevada mode a prom ise which It must be Impossible for him to keep. He said that if he could get a chance to address the Senato to-day or Monday on the bond pay ment resolution, "be would not mako uery lenxtby speech." The surprised and grate ful Senate loat no time In deciding that he should be allowed to make hla not very lengthy speech Immediately after tho morning hour to day. Now, what does Mr. Stkwart mean by a not very lengthy speech t lly a long speech be means a speech not to ex ceed tbo Mississippi In length, ily a short speoch he means a speaoh of about the length of tho Potomac. Thero will bo goneral wonder It by a not very lengthy speech ho doesn't mean a few remarks not to fill moro than a year and a half. This has been a week of fierce ebullience for tbo Hon. William Sulzkr. and the country Is glad and proud to know that he bos stood tho strain and Is still eslivclyasngeyscr. Some statesmen simmer and bubble befora they begin to boll, but Mr. Sulzuii Is more sudden than tbo lightning-. The steam of hi emotion envelops Washington almost before bis voice Is beard hammering at bis pipes, lUi temperature is in- I ' ' ' ' 1 ' credible, and fsstilleootited.br men of science. Strange to say, all this Wonderful heat and motion are produced by moans ot an uninter rupted diet of hot mush and molassoa. Kver since ho began to be a statesman Mr. BuLzcn has eaton nothing but hot mush and molasses. To this slmplo diet and to his habit of keeping his vocal organs well alrod ho attributes that good health which not oven his heroic exercise In tho last few days has beon able to tako from him. Mr. IJailet suddenly eloctrlded tho House. iratMnpton desjraf oA. It is known to thellon. Job Uailet's Intimate frlonds, and mny hero bo disclosed to tho public, that his natural taste, qualifications, and acci dents, so to speak, make him eloctrlfy on tho slightest provocation. Ho ofton feols that bo ought to havo been a heavy tragedian or a lec turer on electricity Instead of being ono of tho thirteen Democratic "leaders "In tho presont House of Representatives. His head Is bellsved to bo unique. It is an ambor shell, and, on being rubbed by a bandanna handkerchief or even subjectod to tho ordinary wav ing motion of Mr. Uailet's gifted hair, it at onoo becomes highly electrified. This electrified condition is ot onco palpable In the House, as In that condition the head throws off fragrant clouds. "If Joe Dailict could Insu lato himself." aavB his sturdy admlror, tho Hon. Tobe ScnCTCiiiN , " ho would bo tho greatest man In the world." Tho Hon. Josiah Quinoy of Boston pre sided over tho labors of the National Conference on the Reform of Primary Elections yester day. One Mr. II nil, an Illinois roformor, lit him sol f nnd flickered with a smoky flame. He sputtered ngalnst tho machlno, " tbo regular organization," and tho "oligarchy." Tho Hon. JostAH QUINcr, placid ns a clam, watched ItUBn flicker, smoke, sputter, and go out. Mr. (Joi.suv la somewhat of a machinist, regular organiza tion man, and oligarch himself. Tho agitation which reigns In the vast brain chamboraof the London Times on account of tho United States and tbo Cuban situation ought to bo calmed. All sympathetic hearts will hope that it may bo calmod. Moro porter and less Welsh rabbit. The Times writers need rest. Another attack upon tho rights of Ken tucky freemen has been rcpulsod. A bill to tax dogs a dollar aplcco has been killed In the Legis lature of that Stato. The Kentucky dogs can bay tho silver moon appreciatively without having to pay for tho privilege, and overy Ken tucktan who is " forehanded enough to keep a dog" can contlnuo to lift toward the skies a brow unruffled by any thought of dog taxes. "Tax tho plutocrats, not the poor doga," says Col. Jack Ciii.nn, whoso present pack consists of sixteen dogs of high birth and breeding, and one yellow cur. Kingfisher. Oklahoma, Jan. 18. Congress Is Solng to be pestered ror several yeara to come by (legations from thla part ot the United Statea do mandlng admission to the Union. St. ou! Jltpubtta. Both Congress nnd Kingfisher aro to be pitied. Thero Is a general belief that Oklahoma Is too staid, too thickly sottlod, and too conservative In her financial notions to be happy, save by hersolf, for some years rot. She must look at her elder sisters. Now Mexico and Arizona, and bo consoled. The frlonds of " tho poor man" In the Legislature aro pursuing tholr wonted paths of virtuo and bringing In bills for ' dollar gas." They mako a noblo tableau as they stand, with bulging chests and distended nostrils, frowning defiance at the cruol corporations. It is a melancholy fact that their friend, " tho poor man." burns oil and not gas; and it is a still moro melancholy fact that as a result of tha unholy work of combinations and monopolies oil Is about as cheap as daylight. Never mind. Corporations must be defied, and the gas ot dollar-gas legislators must bo allowed to escape. Handshaking is an ancient and honorable ens torn. I'Mou ITtu. But beware ot tho roform handshaker when ho comes to Onoldo. General" Boetb'a Solicitude for Sirs. Balllae;. ton Dootli. To the EniTonorTiiK Hon Sir: As there may bo an Impression abroad that my father did not make any inquiry whatever concerning Mrs. Unlllngton Booth during his recent visit to New York, I dostro to state that such Is orro neous. My father inquired of mo, ond I now learn that he nlso inquired of several prominent Salvationists, concerning her. In addition to writing and cabling mo previous to his leaving England respecting her. Faithfully yours, Ballinqton HooTn. Not on the Level. To wns Editor or Tns sen Sir: I was Interested In the notice that I read In The Bex about the bronze tablet that the Daughters of the Martha Washington Chapter of tho Sons-lu-Law of the American Revolu tion put up In the Pott OfBce, and I took the time to day to go and see It. I am obliged to aay that tho bronte founder has done hla work acceptably, the tablet la well cast, and I douTt doubt that Ita corners are true. Hut what frets me, as a mere cltlien and patriot, la that thla enduring tablet of bronze la attached to a wooden partition, and, wbat la worse still. It Is not oa straight. It la a small matter that the liberty polo that the tablet oommemoratta may have been an eighth or a quarter of a mile away from the presont site ot this tablet, bnt tbat a historical and everlasting bronze should have been attached to an ovaneacent parti tion, and then not applied, even to thla paaslng background, with any regard to a true perpendloular, la what that late but much esteemed patriot, A, Ward, would have called "2 mutch." If one might speak seriously or the matter. It could be only to condemn the wholo bualneaa as abaurd. C. M. y. Bngjrnlleas from an Observer la Belgium. To Tils Editoh orTHKScx- Sir: In to day's Su.t yoa report that one momber of the American Society of Civil Engineers called the 24-hour system ridicu lous, to which the society objected, This sum mer I was agreeably anrprlsed In Uelglum to find the railroad timetables printed according to thla ayatem, and thought It at once most worthy of Imitation In our country, at once one becumes accustomed to read 18 o'clock insteal of 0 P. M. A few days later I missed a train In a neighboring country, and, when I saw on the street car tbat I was too late, I had the pleasure of Informing my neighbor that ho waa alio too late, and that the train he meant to uto waa a morning train) In Uelglum be could not have fallen Into thla mistake. Who, on etudylug a tlme-tabto. haa not bern troubled and oontuaed by the A. M. and P.M.? I think that at leaat the railroads coul2 not have the 24-hour s item too soon. May I use the opportunity to recommend another admirable Institution I found In Uelglum, On every advertisement In the streets ineeei a stamp showing the duty paid, according to tho slio. Can there be a better souroe of Increasing publlo revenue. The mere Idea gives one pleasure to aee our advertise roanta decent and Inoffensive, at least Inslse, Uo who are too detent to have lu our streets publlo lava tories, which evin tho prude Kniflii.li allow every where and save mauy from alt-linens, suffer our streets to be disfigured by Immense sickening pictures of lh- "shows " Ou walking to the theatre at the corner of Jlroadway nmlThlrlv-thlnl street, I have often wished to ate a small column, as you And them In llerllu all over the city, on which all theatres advertise tbulr Plata. This spot of the i-lty Is already one of the fewwlit-ro cmo can nnd out the time In Mew York, l'orhep a distant fimirn will bring to tho city, at every inut-h vllted enrncr or square, the elsewhere so rouimuu clucks, that pay by their ad vertisements, together with the above-mentioned columns, for advertising the pla) a. A STCSUT ItKADIR Or Tilt CY, sow lle'e Cot 'Itui, To the Eoimn or The (it's Mr: What It the an swer to the following problem In business! What will ten yards of silk coma to at f 1.00 1 001 per yard? New IUtex. Vale. Vrrjr I.lkelj. To the Editos or The Huh Mr,- Seems to me I see more people In the Fifth avenue ataxrai must be the pavement? Constant ItCAUEa. The Cbenilatrr mt Orator, Vowl Me CAfcaoo Jiecortt Mr. James Hamilton Lewla of the Slate of Wash, log ton. In bis speech yesterday, begged the members ot the House of Iteprvaentatlres to "raspect tb blcodbleached bones of your ancealorg." '?y'-V " f"- TM'W - , - . r r .- t!M MR. CXXMRB ABAIlf. IntcrrejtinsT Coinmnnlrallan from the Pro moter or an Arbitration Treaty. To thk Kditoh or Tub 8uj Sir: Your re cent article criticising something I was sup posed to havo ssld, but did not, and denouncing tho arbitration tronty for something you fear sltcontalns, but which It docs not, must bo my apology for troubling yon with tbo following, which, In common fairness, I hopo you vt 111 do mo tbo favor of publishing in your v. Idcly rond journal. It tbo treaty had boon prompted by tbo British Oovornmcnt I could moro easily under stand your suspicions In regard to It. That honor, however. Is not duo toourOovernmont, but to yours; you wore tbo invitcrt, wo tbo in vited. That fact was proved by President McKlnloy, whon ho stated tbat tbo proposal for a treaty of arbitration was initiated by tbo United Stntos. Tho published despatches upon tho subject nlso proved that Lord Salisbury was forsomotlmo antagonistic to tho proposals of Mr. Olnoy, preferring a tronty of bis own draft ing; that Mr. Olnoy, by the forco of his reason ing, ultimately Induced tho British l'romlor nnd his Cabinet to abandon their opposition, and that tho treaty Anally agreed upon contained tho provisions for which Mr, Olncr had ron tondod. Tho accuracy of theso assertions can bo oaslly attested by roferenco to tho published correspondenoo between tho two Governments beforo tho treaty was slgnod. If every cltlien of tho United States would carefully rend Lord Salisbury's draft treaty and the masterly reply ot Mr. Olnoy, very Ilttlo heed would be given to tho cry that tho diplo matists of tbo New World are no match for tbo diplomatists of tbo Old. You rofer to "England's Impending misfor tune," but I hnvon't the remotest Idea what you mean, or of the terrlblo fa to which awaits us. It may bo. howovcr, that our Industrial and commercial greatnoss has In somo quarters ex cited so muoh envy that tho downfall of Eng land would bo hailed with delight, If I remem ber right, predictions of that nature havo often boen mado, 7et tho old country still Uvos and prospors. You also Imply that our object In concluding a tronty of arbitration with tho United States was a moro protcxt. and that our roal purposo was an alllanco between tho two countrlos, yet you failed to adduce a Uttlo of evidenco in sun port of such a crave Innuendo. It would bo In teresting to learn how you arrived ot such a conclusion, ns there is not a Hue in tho treaty which can bo construed into anything In tho na ture or character of an alliance, cither for often slvoordofenslvo purposes. What, then, becomes of your assertion tbat I bad, by tho languago I was accusod of employ ing, "atrippod tbo arbitration treaty stark naked." Stripped, Indeodt Why, thors was nothing to conceal. Tho whole treaty had been exposed to tho world from the moment of its birth. President Clovaland, Mr. Olney, President Mo Ivlnloy, and John Shorman wero tho men re sponsible for drafting tho treaty and recom mending It to your Senate as an Instrument solely designed for sottllng disputes by means of arbitration. Yot you imply tbat It was not a pacillo measure pure and slmplo. but tbat it contained something which led the British Qov ornmont to hellevo It would result In an alll anco botween tbo contracting parties. Now, either the treaty did or did not contain tho germs or provisions for an alliance. If it did, your statesmen deceived the American na tion, and If It did not, tho British Government must have been egregious asses to delude them selves Into such a belief, and tho United Statos cannot have much to fear from men with such defective Judgments. But If you believe us incapable of doing oven a good thing without somo sinister object In view, and that wo deserve tho eplthots ond abuio which day by dny somo of your poli ticians and Journalists shower upon us. why did you Invito us to Join In a treaty of arbitration f Why did Mr. Blaine, who bad a mora Intimate and personal acquaintance with us than our present traducors, invito us after the "Pan American Conference" to Join you In a treaty ot arbitration, and why did Conjrrees. by tho concurrent resolution, autborlzo the President to Invite Great Britain or any other civilized power to arbitrate their differences with tho United States I Our character was known before theso Invita tions wero Issued. Surely you would not havo tho world bollovo that It was all a farce, and that your statesmen wero novor serious upon tho subject. What would bo thought of a man who Invited an old acquaintance to Join blm in a bond which should stipulate that any differences which might arlso between them should be adjusted without their going to law, and after having by n series of arguments obtained tho eonsentof bis acquaintance, turned round and denounoed him as n bad charactor, and insinuated that he had some base object In view I Tho records of tho British Parliament for tbo last twolvo years provo tbat I am not a follower of Lord Salisbury's political creed, a croed In which, until vory recently, arbitration was not to bo found. Ills lordship Is, however, too seri ous a statesman lo Dlay battiedoor and shuttle cock with arbitration, and having, although somewhat tardily, yielded to tho publicly ox- Sressod will of the British people and tho ver lctof the Housoof Commons, ha accepted tho invitation of your Government, and assented to the conclusion of n treaty. On one point I havo no doubt you are right, viz., that many of your countrymen do "enter tain suspicions In regard to British professions of disinterestedness." It would bo strange if thoy did not. after tho malignant and persistent at tacks upon Great Brltnln, thedtatortlon of facts, nnd tho porvorslon of tbo truth. Yes. tho poison carefully distilled nnd insidiously administered by politicians anU Journalists has dono Its work. 1 ot how Is It that these suspicions concerning; British duplicity do not appear to havo been shared by your Sonato. for that body, before lis final vote upon tbo treaty, flouted Mr. Olney's fenuine schomo of arbitration, and recast tho reaty upon tho puerllo basis favored by Lord Salisbury! It was vory funny to seo your Sen ate metaphorically kicking the American Fairy Olnoy and hugging the wicked British Demon Salisbury. W. ItANOAL CltEMBlu Washington, Jan. ID. TIIE TTJZ.U JI.V FllOlX ItALTIlilOIlE. Mr. Cbarlea J. Bonaparte's Own Report or Ilia Iloaton Pratae or iVjuchlng. From Iht Valllmort Sun. "In practice the ayttem Is unquestionably liable to grave abuse. Judgo Lynch may mako mistakes, and his mistakes can bo corrected by no writ of error, but if the number of fallurea of Justice In hla court could be compared with thoae In our more regular tribu nal, I am not sure that be need fear the result. I to llevo that very few Innooent men are lynched, and, of those who have not committed the particular offenoe for which they suffer, a still entailer propor tion are desirable members of society, and. In certain parts or thu country at least, It Is quits safe to say that fear of lynching Is by far the most effective de terrent from certain forms of crime, " It Is, of course, a great evil that the law should oc casionally be enforcod by lawless ineaui, but It Is, In my opinion, a greater evil that It ahould he habitually duped and evaded by mcaua formally lawful. A few defaulting Stato treasurers or 'boodle aldermen,' at en one or two United States Senators, who know moro about the operation of 'trusts' than they can Ond It convenient to tell, hanging untried to lamp potts would not be a wholly edifying spectacle, but It would have a more wholesomo effect on public offi cials than A long series of quoahod Indictment, dla agreelug Juries, forfeited 'straw' rocognlroucos, and varying phases of legal Impuulty for prosperous scoundrellsm. "Iu truth, lynching Is an attempt to supply with in tho provlnoe of tho Government tho Oo eriiment's default, and Its pra:tlce constitutes a gruve and dis quieting symptom of the evil It seuks to remedy. If a Government iloea not so administer Justice at to satisfy the moral aeiiso of tho community, that Oov eminent Is protanlo a failure; and It Is unquestion able that In tho United Mates the operation of the criminal Ian ho. become so tardy and unicrtKln that It does not afford thU satisfaction. Whn It baa been so amended that a murderer or criminal of even blacker guilt shall be usually tried within a fortnight and executed within a month afti r his arrest, I pre dict that Judge Lynch III adjourn his tourt sine die That this court Is now open is, however, a symptom also, ond not a wholl) rrgretlablo symptom, of tho aelf helpfulness to which Americana owe tut-lr or derly freedom." The Uueer llalsn or Kr.ii.Ur Unties. rtoin the PittifltUI Journal A reraarkahl'j fnnauce of lelcpithy Is related by former Hemtur Henry U Danes lu connection with tbi i-ath of Oanlltier II, Hubbard of Washington, for mnnyyiars an Intimate friend of Mr. Hanes. At 3 o'clock Saturday morulug Mr. Dawes waa anokened with adUtlnct and lld lmpri-ssl.ui that he had been stsudlng by the Iwdslde of his friend and that he had witnessed tho death of Mr Hubbard. In the morning Sir. Dawes relatod the occurrence to members of his family Al.out 10 o'tlock that morn ing Mr Iiawet aaw a incs.eugrr boy coming down the hill toward his house, and so atrong as his Im presslon that Mr. Hubbard was dead that ho re marked, "That messenger boy Is coining with a mes sage for me, annouuclnr; the death of Mr, Hubbard." The messenger bod a telegram for Mr, Dawes which stated that hU friend, Gardiner a. Hubbard, hod died , at Waiting tea at 8 o'clock tb it moralas H'.ii- rZ't Tiiii..t A,,v, itt1S!Sj!'J,j OPTIC TAt, SAD MAKfriMS. I Hopes of fleeenry ajronaed tit 31 ayor Vnn Wrcli Arn Conaliterniity WrnltPneit, To thk KniTou orTitn flux Sir The Inci dent of Mr. Buylo'.i conduct In Inkhiu- posucaalon of tho chair nnd desk of Mr. Wnlos as un I'm Hlvcr Ilrldgo Commissioner nITords a flagrant Illustration of bohnvlor on tho linrtof tbo men appointed 'to public oflloo by Tammany which has brought that organization Into disrepute on tbo scoro of vulgarity. As tho incident wan related, Mr. Doyle, oq Banking to obtain possession, resorted to the do vlco of prcsontlng to Mr. Wnlcsonoof tho men accompanying hint, nnd when Mr. Wales it rose courteously lo rncclto tho stranger, Mr, Holu sidled around and plumped himself litlo the chair vacated by Mr. Wales. It was beastly manners, low-down nnd vllo, nnd no limiicnpn bio ot such conduct should ho In public olllcn, Mr. Boylo protested to Mr. Wales that " uc ats gentlemen," but tha', ot course, Is nnt n protest agcntlotnanotcrbas to mal.o, for Ills conduct shows whether ho Is it gentleman or not. I question If auj thing clso that has occmrcl slnco Tammany came Into power has outraged so thoroughly tbo public si-nsu of dcccncv ns this beastly conduct of Mr. Ilojlo has dono. Pooplo do not like to feel tbat such coarseness Is in places of power over tltctn. They nta lu content v 1th Tamilian) politics, but they rcstnl Tammany vnlgAtlty. Woollrojolted wRhTlir.Srx w hen Mayor Van Wyck showed un Inclination to oxact decent manners from and to oIlReliultlcra by requiring that batB should bo removed In his unite. Mm a then, howovcr, tho Major's oxuutplo doosn'i seom to havo sproad, and bo himself has been moro Irascible than pollto and a model of bnd mannors rather tharrof good manners. Courtesy and propilcty of behavior should bo a common, requirement In all departments nnd bureaus, from top to bottom, Ihnvo had occasion to watt at ono of then publlo oillccs until tho Impudent clerk at nliois window I applied finished Ills perusal of a yellow Journal or his cbafllng with fellow clerks equally Inattontlvo to their duties. Tammany noods to ocqulro batter manners, and It will llnd fn them much political profit. New Yumx, Jun. ui. No Mur.w. cm p. ' An Old Vox's madam. From the SprinofleUl Republican. Tho East and West Longmcadow Fox Club has a limited momborship or n halt dozen men with as many hounds. Thoy have lapttired twenty-six foxes slnco October. Answering a question recently from tho vlllago blnrkniultii as to what tho hounds wero doing tho duy bufnrs on tho railroad truck, the Senator, ono of lbs club members, ropllcd: "Wo got a fox up soon nftor putting outths logs at tho foot of the hill by tho sulphur sprlnc. Thoy started cast on Mill Hills, but sooncnnio back and on to tho meadows and away over tha river on tho ice, whllo wo kept them in hearing moat of tbo tlmo from tho bluffs. Itcturnlng, however, au hour or so later, and being puttied pretty hard by the dogs, tho fox ho was an old chap and a cunning ono coming to t ho railroad again, took to tho rail to bother tbo doga. and kept that course for more than a half mllo with out leaving a track in tbo snow, as far as wo could discover. On tho iron rail, you know, tho fox leavos but Ilttlo scent, especially altera train has passed over it. That is when yon beard tho dogs. They wero Just figuring out) whero tho fox left the rail. Tho dogs found it themselves at last, without being caught up by a train, as tho old fox no doubt wished, and as wo wero afraid. That old fellow Is now through with his Ilttlo games. Wo got over on tho river bank In his way and bowled him over Jnst be fore noon, as he was making for over tho river again, whero ho belonged. Hownsaflno dark rod follow, elegant brush well tlppod with white) would weigh a dozen pounds easy 1" Married the looser, ae I'aunt. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Trrriw. O.. Jan. 19. Tiffin socloty circles are considerably wrought up over tho marriage of Miss Clara Hubbard, eldest daughter of fir. E. B. Hubbard, to Arthur Harmon, eon of William Harmon, also of this city. Tho couplo stole away to Toledo on Monday, whoro. in tho even ing, they wero united In marriage. They are now In Toledo at tho home of an aunt of tho groom. Tho marrlnga Is tbo unexpected soqual to a duel for tho hand of Miss llubbird which took placo near this tity a few months ago be tween Jack Itolfsnoldor and Mr. 11 irmon. In which tho latter man was knocked out. For a tlmo It seemed that to the victor belonged tho 1 spoils, but the marrlago of Sir. and Sirs. liar- I mon rather puts to flight tho tlmo-honorod adage. I foreign Vote or Heal Interest. Tire young archduchesses, and with them Princess llarle Louise of Cumberland, made their first appear anos In society together at a recent court ball la Vienna. A, cartons dlfflonlty has olosed navigation oa tha Danube Canal between Orsova and Tarn Beverln. The current la to itrong that tags are unable to draw solos through It. Mozart's note book of first drangbta of composi tions, mado when he was a boy of 8, has been disco A erod In Berlin, and wUl bo published soon by the Berl llnUosart Soolety. It consists of forty-two octave! learea bound together. Dorlln landlorda hare tor a long time kept a blaolj list ot undeslrablo tenants. Now an association of ' tenants boa been formed whloh has drawn up a list of unpleasant landlords, Inolnrtlng all those wha ' make use of tho black Hat. Oarl Welsa, an actor In the Coburg Court Theatre, has completed the seventieth year of his prof eaalonaf j career. He appeared aa William Toll's ion in Sohll I ler'a play In 1B27 and hoe never been a single day ' without an engagement ilnoe. England'! chlof defenders In the far But, Blr Boba, ert Hart, Chief Commissioner of Chinese Cnatomtl Mr. McLeavy Drown. Chief Commissioner In Corea, and Mr. Jordan, Conaul-Qeneral at Seoul, are all threat Irishmen and graduates of Queen's College, Beirut, Sir John Gilbert, the late President of tbe Royal, Water Color Society, left a personal eatato of $1,1 B0, 000. Lord Lelgbton left (240,000, and Sir J E. 11U lals ttSS.OOO. Mr. E. Armltage. R. A., who died la 1800, left personal property valued at (1,000,000. Prof. DSrpfeld of the German school at Athenl thinks he hu discovered the complete ancient ayatem of drainage of the city In the excavatlont be hu beea making between tho I'nyx and the Areopagus. Tha plpea are well preserved, and the drains high enough for a man to walk In them upright. Germany, having exhausted her national legends, seems to havo turned for good to the nursery tor dramatlo material. After "Hansel und Oretel" and tho "Eflnlgs Kinder" cornea "8truwwelpeter,"mado Into a ballot by V. Leon, with music by Ilcuberger, which Is about to be brought out at Vienna. Queen Victoria It Betting her bouse In order, Sho hss ordered the old palace at Kew to lm mode Into a publlo museum and the groumla surrounding n "Quecn'iCotiago"tnbe Jolnod to the botanical gar dens. Moreover, the stato rooms In KenslnKtou Pal ace are to be renovated and opened to tho public. American aalmnn trou havo made their appear ance In the river Spree at Horlln, probably having es caped from thn fisheries exhibition. As they arn be lieved to Urn In clean w ater only, people lu Iterlln am In doubt u to whether their eyee deceive thorn when they look at their rler or whether the trout him changed Its habits. Corea's Kmporor, now thai he hss hurled the Ahes of his late consort, Is Inoklutr aliout for a new n lf. The Corean people ibi not care whom ho selects, hut wish him to marry soon so that they mav liafe lanful man laires iiatn, all marrying nnil irlvlng lu inarrlare throughout tho country bating t-ntne to an end a-cnrdlne to custom tho mnmeut tho late vuren wus murdered, mnru than two years ago, In the twenty-three llhrarle of Ilerlln which are either public or nilnng lo official bodies there era over i'.tlOO.imo volumes, Thu royal library con talim over 1,000, non Milunies, tbo unlversllv llbrnry lox.noo, that of the, rnjulstntlrtlea! bureau I'm noo, Tbn War Academy collection tonaUtH nt M.outi 1 umn, that of the general rtarr of ml, 700, ami that of the royal chancery of "li.floo tnlumes. The twinty set en city libraries hate only 70,00(1 volumes to trn them. Jnlm, King of Mauritania, no loncer holds the recor J ai the oldest father. Ho died at the a-e of .it years, leaving a poithuiuotis sou. A Herman pr -feisor has illseotered that Fielherr Ittrnhird mii Parrot I -lul nf ht-hlots Ilund.-cl.. w nt Mrrnii. In fj i I marrl'd for thefuurth tlinu at thrageuf .' .a.-. Iltrd lo bo in I, ami ha I set en ihll Ireii, nt hIkhii tn laitnas posthumnui. Ills eldest daughter " ' yeara of anc at her father's death. What to do with cotntrta lu heathen lai da flint hate two nivralsono of Inn problems of (.ntiiilnn mloloniKili nhtcli nllthorltlis illtTt r. It U son tlnn solted In u curious way. lor example at Iwiur iirntid with thel'r-nt jlerlan mis-Inn ttit'e V u ai oni'liandu had lung been walling and Ion. int.- f r baptism) but th- iiiluttuti irle- ould not udnut li liec.tiueiieii.-il twowhrs. At lu.t the dim till h beinaoltelby tho tauilnlale Kliliu up ibe stuiid wlfo to au unmarried buithi-r, and then lir 1,1 New. ton baptized him, hU wife, aud hla three culllrea. Sue tthlcs et th cue ti cvuf using.