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' MILHOLLAND l'IPK-LAYING.
mmti ttizttWTr.n petitioner! xo cos Hp en ns a rou iiore cash. K j R,n Applrten, . O. Mllli, flea. Cell Is, HI'1, aad II l Depntr Wide Annas Them House, Mk f.mnilllrrmrn krpllt'Al About Ih Value Hf I llo Ilciclvcd rr the 0l-IS,tSOO e. B' jsaoitrn lonteat TnreiiKms lbs 1'ntenta. H wakiii',to,' Ftb' 'Th d,y lhat i8 jvio- B iti.'c"l' n l'68 lo ,,00,n'nB John E. Mil- H-' holUnd's Tiibiilnr Dispatch Company, which via told about I" TllK Hu! to-day, It. Iloss Ap K jleton. ex-Collector of Taxes of Brooklyn, f tnrr.e.liip In Wnslilnirton. In tho lletof cml B. sect and" Interested" citizens who demanded B appropriation to help out tho pneumntlo Br tat "crvko tho nnmo of It. Iloss Apploton B ni prominent. Mr. Applolon has confessed BE tit be 1ib been financially Interested In Mllhol B' land's cotnpan) for many months. Mr.Apploton B was atiucd with a petition signed by Brooklyn '"' folks. Accompanying him nnd hla petition to Bl Washington thcro wns a petition slgnod by Now Ui York folks, soino of wliom were interested. B' Amen "'0 'ow orkors wtio signed tho pott Bl tlon appear 1). O. Mills, who, according to Mil Bl fcollanil. had subscribed to about 850,000 ot the B bond' of tho company; Charles II. T. Collls, V lately Commissioner of Public Works of New f York, and Commissioner when the permits for I the laying of tho conduits ot tho company B tkronnh tho streets wero granted by his deouty, K Hoard Payson Wilds. Mr. Wilds' namo ap-B- txared an prominently as did that ot his chief B uid Mr. Mills. B The appearance of Mr. Apploton In Washing B ton with tho petition printed In tho Tribune was ' chaneo of front A wook or so before invito B' tlons had been extended to tho members of the K committees on Post Offices and Post Koads of ' tie two houses ot Congress to go oyer to Now lie York and Inspect the wonderful working ot tho B Tabular Dispatch Company's tubes. Tho meru it' ben of these two committees were to hnvo been If In New York a week ago Thursday, but the In I tititlom were withdrawn and the proposed . trip was postponed indefinitely. Tha ofllclal explanation given for the withdrawal of tho lv invitations was that ths Bystom was not quite I u yet In perfect running ordor that somo I' nechanlcal devices which had boon promised ' luid not been finished, but that everythlne - Sohld be all right and In perfect order within a H . "very short time. U'' k Meantime Mllhollandnndhlsboomers thought W? Hi necessary to bring additional arguments to bear on tho Congressional mind in order to ee H, cure the appropriations which they are seeking, B ! ind which eventually they axpeot to lncrsase so ias to extend their business In tho principal -: WtlesottheUnltodStateB. '' f Mr. Appletou has had a long talk with Senator " Wolcott. Chairman of the Senate Committee on . joit Offices and Post Roads, and Senator Wol m eott has consented to listen to what Mr. Apple- - ten may havo to offer on the subject ot Ullhol B' itand's company next Tuesday. T It was nsarly two years ago when this com- : foany began operations In Washington with ths .view of securing" Governmental old in farther m line its schemei. A. W. Fletcher, wholsqulto 'well known In certain circles in Washington. - Uaa charge of the matter. i Ex-Senator M. C. Butler of South Carolina I Wlto very friendly to Mllholland's company. lis 'Vu one of the guests at MilhoUand'a dinner here a short time ago, which Mllholland says In thalwn'wasan'aecIdontal"affarr. Another spest tt this "accidental" dlnnor was Senator Thorn csHenry Carter of Montana, an Influential tnemberof the Senate Commlttoo on Poet Offices and Post Roads, which has the recommendation ef appropriations for Post Office purposes. Br tha way, Senator Carter was not at all clcaied because Mllholland printed his namo In the Tribune as he did. , At this dinner given by I Mr. Mllholland, according to Mr. MilhoUand'a own statement, ono other United Statea Son- ator and fl vo Hcpresentattves wero accidentally present, and Mr. Batchollar explained to them I he workings of pneumatlo tubes. Mr. liatchel- er being the inventor, according to Mr. Mllhol ind. of the system of wind propnlslon that Mr. Mllholland uses to operate bis tubes. Ths approach of tho time when the committees en Pest Office-, and Post Roads have got to decide en the appeals for appropriations has started tarns of the gentlemen on these committees to Investigating tho pneumatlo tubs subject on raorellntB tbanono, andlt is altogether likely that some of them will look into the right that Mr. Mllholland ha to operato the tubes by the S stein that he does. It was stated to-day ft the patents that Mllholland's company la mug are all of tbeta to be contested, and a company that asserts thnt It owns tha real pneamallo tube patents and that Mllholland's system Infringes It patents is being reorgan ized In New ork city at tha present time and within ten days is to decide lust what kind of attack It will adopt. Some of the members of the committees are also looking Into the ques tion of additional cost. It will be recalled that only a little while ago ths House commltteo deemed It absolutely necessary to out down ths force of carriers In New York city to enable tho department to keen within Its appropriation. It Is the understanding of some of the members of the committee that the carrying of the malls between the various stations In New York and between tlie railroads and the Post Offlcs is all Included In what Is known as the wagon con tract, wagons will have to bo need though for ry large part of the mall service between i,Yl0.n,I.e7en w,n?n '."h8 aro operated, nnd ths JS.SOO desired by Mllholland's company will use the place of half a dozen wagons only. And the department Is running behind. A man familiar with the affairs of the com pany paid: "The hearing before the Wolcott committee on Tuesday which Mr. Appleton and others have arrangod for Is awaited with Inter est, especially now that It has been proclaimed by those familiar with tho affairs of ths com pany that the Government is paying too much already for tho service it gets." a"""""- nz'i buzxo ztirnozrATfD. tlalkatl Says tha Darentfant Owes Him 80,VB Jla Iasae orVaraelty. John E. Mllholland of ths Tubular Dispatch company has run up against what ths court tall- an issue of veracity. The issue arises in an action brought by Martin M. Mulhall in tho i Supreme Court to recover $2,740 from Mil- holland. As a first cause of action Mulhall saya that at tho special Instance and request of Mll holland he lent him $71 on April 1, 1801, which Mllholland promised to repay on deinand. Be avers that he has mado repeated demands, tint has not got the money up to dato. inotner claim Is for expending various sums W money at tho request of Mllholland from March 0, 189-1. to Sept. 14, 1891. which amount to J1,23U. Mulhall says ho has asked for tho tooney often and tho defendant has "repeatedly tbnd at various times promised and agreed to Pay" tho money so spent, butlhe has not so Id It. Tho last cause of action is to recover $133, fIa.nco du 'or services rondcrcd to Mllholland K the rate of $5 a day after Juno 7, 1891. The ervlces footed up $183. but Mulhnll says he re ceived $50 on account. -An affidavit explains that the eorvlcea were rendered and the money Atas expended in the organization of tho Twenty-third Assembly dis tnct.organlzatlon for seciirinsia petition for use a political organization and "for securing jnectiugs in advancement of tho political In Uresis of tho defendnnt." Erdnmn, Levy & Mayer.Tattorneys for Mul U. moied beforo JustlcoDaly of the Supremo wart to httto a reforeo pass upon tho case, as ajongjaccount was Involved. They also alleged "M they cre Informed that Mllholland was WteVst,!;0."1110 ,th0 f?reIsrn Berv,co 'ho cltvfnr lnr aml w ul ho nnny from this trial. r yaixn- Bml they desired a speedy Eacket'vi' ,or ft r0'"ice was onposcd by who ainti.i,SSuaW' tt"0eys for Mllholland, tlon 'I1h.ISU '! V",",65"' tor tl18 Trl Absocla Jong'tLai ?f.',,liU"it.tlIe ttccount was not bo CY ,u U8ed "".i'''" n'otion Mllholland land owi,i M.bB' 'Mul'la11. claimed thiit Mllliol JJ ul hn a d , .'," H'f ' h ' "? .M'luollaua sa5 a that tateiuVn L" lI.'."t hs hail made any such wriS MMi,',ii0l,frBtl to IJUl ll'o matter In U" W? ri.J! 'hollniid ucqultste.1 uud tho fol- aulftu'li'a&rljj1 J"mo"and 8a8 -J" rto U .?J,."C' JIarcU 18' 1805' In! "liVi'!, 'fffUr, ''at John E. Mllhollandnsnn talih,Ur',l"f,,,"wV'l,'r,toI,0I'ul'lU'iiorBali. ac l- r, ''.""'"It-ountyof .ework.orus o"is in. n.'. 'irt r or we'ber of tlio Stato Club. thu,, or' .'' 1 '," "or havo I any claiiim ngainst far a. m? Lnallin?' 1 "Tthcniioro say tliut. so . land fin Ji-lu?'?1 K0 01tM'iid. tho suld Mllhol al I I .1 , J!' '" TM , honprnbly with me in l I n 5. l '.I, '!'u".i,ttlor I'oll'lial iharuttcr ! tnry ffl Lll "" -lwatlon to the ton I tti V Vr'!' Vj'uitcriyTuc"1"1 ,0 ",0 "0V '" I .N ul-i JSn" . "".'A "' ML'U,ALU I llhoi ,n,li '"1.'."U'' -Mulhall mcmthutlio met I ) a ,"t,il,,tllli,,l,lnl 'recl rt Broad W. Mhanol,l?i.t.lmo.',,,',r1' nnd Mllholland said B lug niou l,eaia ,torlK ""out Mulhall Ualm Bi "fro" tha !!,, ?V0,a,.Mu.lluffl,,'lt LB W ra of th. WW "" PlalnUff to mem B str. of a, jillhoUand 4WttSitlW, afafafafaLnb--... . -fno Urf-HiJHXiifJiri avers that his reply was that ho had never tnado such etatemohU, hut that Mllholland owed him tho money nil tho same, llo aver that Mllhollnnd then sold: "That ho was Informed that ths plaintiff was endoavorlng to aocuro the appointment of fac tory inspector and that thb defendnnt did not wish to stand In the way of tho plaintiff secur ing tho nppolntmont, nnd that If ths plaintiff Mould go with him to his homo matters would bo talked over and the differences adjusted." Whon thoy got to tho home of Mllholland thcro was somebody elso there, Mulhall says, and there wns no adjustment of tho amount due him. Mllholland asked Mulhall to sign a pa per, and he agreed to do so, but when tho paper was presented to him ho required that state ments in it that Mllholland did not owe hltn money must bo stricken out. When so stricken out, Mulhnll says ho 'signed it. Mulhall says that If Mllholland has nny paper which s.its Mllholland does not owo him money the words hnvo been added to tho paper slnou he signed It, lie ndds: "No such words wore over contained in any paper signed by this plaintiff, and tho only pa per which this deponent ovor signed regarding nny claims which this deponent had against the defendant nnd which might havo contained any such words prior to the signing were altered and such words strickon therefrom." On these conflicting papers Justlco Daly de nted tho motion for a reieronco, but without costs, saying: "In viowot the document signed by plaintiff (although Its terms are disputed),, thcro seems to be an isfno of veracity which the parties ought to submit to a jury' IHQVIBITZm ABOUT MRS. XT.AKELT. Creditor's Cooniel Asks nr Akont W. B. B. lakes, Hnglitrale tVentnertb ana others. Mrs. D. H. Nellls, known as Mrs. Blakely, as a momber of tho Real Estnte Exchango, wni examined In supplementary proceedings In tho City Court yesterday on a Judgment for $110 held against her by Gcorgo Grove and John II. Horner, who own the West End livery stable at Socnty-stxth strcot and Amsterdam avo imo. Beventy-flvo dollars was lent to her and the rest was for livery bills. Mrs. Blakely saldthat her business Is the renting, salo. and exchango of roalty. Bhe lives at 202 West Seventy-second street In a house owned by W. E. D. Stokes. She took a leaso ot It for three years last Juno at $2,300 a. year, but she has not paid any rent. Sho has dono work tor Mr. Stokes in connection with his rcal.estato. She and her husband occupy tho third floor and sho has boardors in tho rest ot the house. Sho said there la no secret ar rangement betweon her and Mr. Stokes about tho rent. She has provlouslv rented houses from him. When asked about.her finances during tho past vcar sho said: "My mother lont mo 81,300, which 1 used for personal expenses. I borrowed 00O from Mrs. Nolan ot 310 West 123d street; 9100 from Mr. F. Barnes, a stock broker, la t October; 8100 from Mrs. Duke of 255 West Sovsnty second street. I used nil for expenses." She saldBho had recolved about 8000 in com missions from Mr. Stokes during tho post two years for renting houses for htm. Sho consid ered her lcaao from Mr. Stokes a mere formal ity. She had received (250 fro u Mr. Stokes last November which sho used to pay living ex penses. Sho had sold some furniture for him and got some other furnituro as commission, on which Bhe had secured a loan of 8200 from the Bartholomew Loan Association. Q. Did not a Mrs. Ben-Ian have a .claim agalnst'youl A. Sho; thought, sho had. Q. Were you placed under arrest in thli case. A. No. Q. Do you know Magistrate Wentworthl A. Yes. Q. Didn't he advanoo the money to pay Mrs. Bcrrlonl Shs declined to answer this question on?ad vlco of counsel. Q. Did you receive nny money in any way from Magistrate Wentworth in the past two years! A. I have not. Q. Isn't Magistrate Wentworth a friend ot yoursl A. Why don't you go nnd ask him. W hen the question was repeated she de clined to answer on advice of counsel. Q. Havo you had any business transactions with Magistrate Wctttworth durlnjr the past two .years I A. No. In answer, to other quostlonq she said that there is about 82,000 worth ot furniture In her house, but there is not a "stick" in the house which is not mortgaged. Mr. Stokes has a mortgaro of 81,050 on the furniture, which ho took by assignment from a Mrs. G. Hinsdale, who formerly held tho mortgage. Q. Has your husband. Albort 1L Nellls, ever contributed to your support! A. No, he does not. The examination went ovor to Feb. 18. jsiaxj. rovirn tub itisa. i i i Three reratu Who Uad Turned lbs Drauar CpaMa Boiti rUea to Do ah Is Arnitel - Emma Musslcr, a 13-year-old domestto ser vant, who lives at 1221 Greene avenue, Brook lyn, was held, for tho Grand Jury yesterday by Magistrate Steora ot Flatbush. She Is accused of stealing a gold locket, chain and charm from Mrs. Isabella N. Asche of 721 Nostrand avenue. Several weeks ago Mrs. Asohe locked all of hcrdoors so that no one could enter or leave, and spread 8800 worth of Jewelry on her dresser. An hour later a diamond ring was gone. Mrs. Ascho said nothing, but kept Emma under es pionage and set about doing some personal de tective work. Sho called on Herman H. Albert, a druggist of 210 Irving avenue, and was told that Mrs-iAlbero's engagement ring had disap peared whllo Emma was In the family service. Druggist Carl Mittenzwelg of 112 Central ave nue, who had employed Emma, sold that a year ago, while she was working there, his sis ter's ruby ring was stolen. He told a Sun re porter last night that Emma called at the house last Monday and surrendered the ring. Louis Feiblnger of 30 Pilling street said to Mrs. Asche: "Emma took about 8800 worth of diamonds from us, I told her sire must return tbem and she did so." The family of Dr. Lowensteln of Lafayette and Bushwlck avenues had anlexperionce during Emma's stay at tbclr home. A purse disap peared mysteriously. This was ofght months ago. On Wednesday last Mrs. Ascho accused Emma ot the theft of a ring. The girl denied it, but she admitted that she had pilfered from one family. She went to Mrs. Asche's dresser, and came out saying she had found the missing ring. Three members of tho family had pre viously turned tho dresser upside down, but could not find tho Jewel. Since then the girl has admitted stealing from Mrs. Hirseh ot East Elghty-scconcUstreer. Manhattan, and from another family named Schlesslnger of Jeffer son avenue, near Lewis. Brooklyn. The Chil dren's Society has taken charge of the case. HERE'S XBE RELDEN CLUB. Wants a Iilauor Tax Certificate Bald to Bo tho tiramercj'o Sacceaaor. Albert B. Boardman, as counsel for the Belden Club, which Is said to have succeeded the Gram ercy Club, moved before Justice Cohen of the Supreme Court yesterday that the Excise Department be compelled by mandamus to issue a liquor tax certificate to this club. Tho Gram ercy Club did business In tho old Haymarket at Thirtieth streot and Sixth avenuo, the license of which was recently declared void by the courts. The President of the Belden Club la Daniel Savage, who Is said to have been the manager of Edward B. Corey, who conducted the Grnmeroy Club. Alfred B. Page, attorney for the Excise De- fiartment. argued against tho application, say ng that the facts Justified the infereuca that tho now club would be conducted In the same way ua tho Qramorcy Club. He referred to tho eildence taken against the Gratnercy Club on which It lost is license. Tho Court reserved doclslon. KMXAl'VED JIY JUS JTATBER, Mr. Itule Vtaated Ilia nor and Got Illn, Aflar a Quarrel rrllh Ills Wire. New Bhdnswick, Feb. 1. Mayor Williamson was driving through John stroet yesterday af ternoon when a woman who was standing bare heodod In the mlddlo of the street told him that she was Mrs. William E. Rule and that ber 2-year-old son Willie had Just been kidnapped by his father. Mrs. Rule and her husband quar relled a week Lro, after u marriod life of three yours, mid Mrs. Rule had taken her children to the homo of her mother, Mrs. Carlou. Yesterday her husband lame uud told Mrs. Carlou that he would Hko to see his boy. Mrs. Carlou called the child, nnd the father, after speaking to him, took him In his nrms mid ran away Ilb him. Mayor Williamson had seen Rule with the child in his armB, and, taking Mrs. Rule In his sleigh, he drou rapidly off In pursuit, but Rule eluded his pursuers. miladrlpula Binerls 9,BO0,OOO from Dr. Krnns's Kslale. Plilt.Aiiuu'HU, Feb. 1. The belief that this city will benotlt to the extent of 82,500,000 un der tho distribution of the estate ot tho late Dr. Thomas W. Evans of Paris bos led to tho appli cation br the clly authorities for a charter from tho courts under which a trust will be treated to receive mul iiiunugu the expected legacy, Mayor Warwick has asked for n publlo uupro prlutloniit 810.000 lo employ counsel lu I'arU to re-proem the city ut tho settlement of the Evuns estate. C. V. N. 1. Alumni Dinner. The annual dinner of the Alumni of the Col lege of the City of New York will tako place this evening at Delmonlco's. Mora than the usual Pttmhcrlckets have been taken for the dinner . IfXW books' Brier Reviews or Important and, Interettlag Kan Pabttcatlens. Granted a sufflclont supply of good gray goose quills. lnk,and paper, together with lots of leisure time In which to amuse himself, nnd there seems to be no reason why an amlablo elderly gentle man should not sit down and attempt to demon strate anything ho has a mind to. And when. In his attempt, he succeeds In taking an ontlrely novel standpoint in a controversy that has ragod, with mors or less fierceness, for some 2.C00 years, he at least may claim ths credit of a certain originality. To the reader who also has the necessary amount of sparo time ws can commend, as likely to afford somo in struction and no inconsiderable entertain ment, a volume by Mr, Samuel Butler, which bears the startling title. "The Authoress of tho Odyssey, where and when she wrote, who she was, tho use sho mado of the Iliad, and how the poem grew under her hands." (Long mans. Green & Co.) Tboso gentlo reformers of the school ot Mmo. Sarah Grand feel callod upon so often and so strenuously to proclaim the superiority ot tho modom woman that there is a dangor of our being lod to overlook the claims to recognition of the woman of an earlier age. Hence It Is well to find a man pre pared to say a word for her as eloquent ly as does Mr. Butler In this imposing volume. Approaching his subject with muoh gravity and due deliberation, ho sets himself tho task ot proving that the record of the wander ings and misadventures of tho much suffering Ulysses, so far from being either the work of the blind author ot the Hlad or amero collection ot myths, pleoed together In various countries and by various editors, was, in reality, written by a young woman of TrapanI In Sicily, who was headstrong and unmarrlod, and who lived with her parents, took charge of tho family washing, and cultivated a taste tor literary work that, all things considered, was phenomenal. We know that a number ot poetesses flour ished during tho earliest period of Greek litera ture ot which we have any historic knowledge, and, as Mr. Butler says. It Is quito posslblo that a Groek poetess may bavs lived In Sicily as early as B. 0.1000. Why not I "We havo," as he points out, "no reason to think that men found the uso of their tonguo sooner than women did; why then should we suppose that women lagged behind men when the use of the pen had becomo familiar I If a woman could work pic tures with her needle, as Helen did, and as ths wife of William tho Conqueror did in a very similar civilization, sho could write stories with her pen If she had a mind to." The fact that the recognised heads ot literature in the Homerlo age were the nlno Muses all female also, per haps, " throws back the suggestion ot female au thorship to a very remote period;" while, in an age when the men were chiefly occupied In breaking one another's hoads, the arts ot peace, which In thoso days Included literature, would naturally bo left to the women. In fact, as Mr. Butler Bums up this part of his subject, "If tho truth were known, we might very likely And that It was man rather than woman who has been the Interloper In tho domain of literature." Up to this point we bolievo that Mr. Butler will havo the ladies with him, and, had he halted here, It is not unlikely that Sorosls, as one woman, would have held out to him a friendly hand. But in developing bis argument he is obliged to enter into certain dotails that are perhaps less likely to give satisfaction. Longlnus compared the Iliad with the noon day and the Odyssey with tho setting sun, and Mr. Butler, when a boy at school (and possibly with somo half-conscious recollection of the earlier critic), used to say that the Odyssey was ths Iliad's wife and was written by a clergyman. Later in life ths idea camo to blm that the writer was a young woman and ho prspared to prove it. Ho found the story full of mistakes which a young women might have made, but of which ho thinks a man could hardly bo guilty. What man, for exam ple, would describe the wind as whistling over thewaves-r think that a lamb could lire on two pulls a day at a swo that was already milked or believe that dry and well-seasoned timber could be cut from a growing tree t And, most convincing proof of all, what man would ever describe a ship as having a rud der at both ends I "Young women" (wo quote Mr. Butler), " know that a horse goes be fore a cart, and being told that the rudder guides tho ship, are apt and I havo mors than once found them do so to bellove that it goes in front of the ship. Probably the writer of the Odyssey forgot for tho moment at which end the rudder should be. She thought it all ovor yes terday, and was not going to think It all over again to-day, so sho put the rudder at both ends, intending to remove it from the one that should prove to be ths wrong one ; later on she forgot, or did not think it worth while to trouble about so small a detail." Mr. Andrew Lang, who has written a volume or two on most ot the subjects of which man kind has any present knowledge, got over the difficulty of the two rudders by treating a line of tho text as an interpolation and omitting it In his translation. But Mr. Lang is a matter-of-fact person from north of the Tweed, and It Is unlikely that he would have thought out any theory as elaborate as this of Mr. Butler's. It Is Impossible, in a brief notice, to follow the argument in all its Intricacies, but, even If the author is not convincing, we can at least say that he Is always Interesting, though some ot his points are almost too ab struse for the average reader. As when in speaking of the return ot Ulysses to his wlfs after twenty years of wandering he says: "When Ulysses and Penelope are in bed and are telling their stories to ono another (xxllL, 300-313), Penelope tells hers first. I believe a male writer would have made Ulysses's story conio first and Penelope's second." The volume Is Illustrated with ths author's photographs of various spots that he believes to be the scenes of some ot the adventures ot Ulysses, and a frontispiece is alleged to bo ths portrait of Nauslcaa, Mr. Butler's literary young laundress of B. C. 1000. The original plcturo Is on slate, and is a little more than half life-size. It is "believed to be Greek, presumably of about the Christian era, but no more precise date can be assigned to It, I was assured at Cortona that it was found by a man who was ploughing his Held, and who happened to bo a baker. The size being suitable, he used it for some timeasa door for his oven." Mr, Butler has spent some six or seven years In developing his theory, for whloh he does not anticipate a favorable reception. "How," he asks, "can I expect Homerlo schol ars to tolerate theories so subversive of all that most of them have been insisting on for so many years! It is matter of Homerlo life and death for tbem or for myself. If I am right they have lnvestod tbelr reputation for sagacity in a worth leas stock." It seems strange that ths modern Celtlo school should not have Investigated this subject. Those gentlemen who claim a Coltio origin for most of tho world's literature that amounts to anything should, with a little in genuity, be ablo to provo that tho Odyssey is really tho autobiographical account of the wan derings of ono O'Dlsuse, on early Irish bard who was tho direct lineal ancestor of those later heroes, Barry Lyndon and the immortal Major Gahagan. Those Ingenious paragraphers who keep a shrewd eyo upon the book market and from time to time Issue bulletins to the effect that spring1 poetry Is looking up, or that there is a decided "slump" In Action ot tho tln-plato armor school, have recently detected a harden ing tendency in " biographies, memoirs, remi nlsceneces," and other stocks of a purely per sonal and Individual Interest. Hence, owjng to this adventitious circumstance, Mr. Hall Calno's "Recollections ot Dan to Gabriel Rossettl," now republished lu popular form by Messrs. Roberts Brothers, may bo so fortunate as to And a market. The book, which was written almost Immediately aftor Rossettl's death, in 1882, takes Its chief value from the number ot tho poet-painter's letters it contains. Tho story Itself was not a pleasant one for any man to havo to write, nnd this rocord of tho last years of ths life of a broken man, saturated with chloral and tortured with borrlblo hallucinations, is, in Mr. Hall Calno's bands, marred here and there by the writer's morbid Interest In his own personal condition, and by a sentimentality that at; times becomes well nigh hysterical. Borne allowance nay, however, be mads for a writer who de scribes himself as, at that time, "A frail crea ture with heart and nerves of wax," and whoso association with ths slowly dying man had begun, for a time, to broak him down. "The constant frot and fume of this ltfo ot baffled effort, of struggle with a doadly drug that had grown to hare an object ive existence In my mind as the existence of a fiend, was not without a senstbls effect upon myself. I became ill for a fow days tvllh a low foror, but far worse than this was tho fact that there was creeping ovor me the wild influence ot Rossettl's own distempered Imaginings." Tho roal life ot Rossottl Is yet to be written, and it is to bo hoped that either Swlnburno or Mr, Theodore Watts-Dunton may bo tho man to writo it, "Whore the Trade-Wind Blows" (Macmll lans) Is the attractive title of a volume of short West Indian stories by Mrs. Schuyler Crownln shield. To any ono who has seen the celba trees tind tho banana plantations, the green snakes and tho gorgeous plumage ot tho birds, and who has known tho natives and their ldoas of right and wrong, these talcs will most strongly ap peal. Candaco, who does the laundry work for one while man nnd acts as housekoeper for another, and who has children of several distinct shades of color, is drawn by one who understands something of the working ot tho native heart, as also is the child Cristlna, who robs two thieves who havo stolen silver dollars from the plantation and glories in the act. Planters and peons, whites and blacks, who live where tho trade-wind blows, are allko In teresting, and Mrs. Crownlnshlold has that touch ot human sympathy that enables her to describo them as thoy are. Tho American Book Company publlshos "A New Astronomy for Beginners," by Prof. David 1. Todd, professor of astronomy and director of the observatory, Amherst Collogo. The vol ume Is prepared primarily as a praotlcal text book for beginners, and the author presonts astronomy not as a sequence of isolated and Im perfeotly connected tacts, but as an inter related sorlos of phllosophlo principles. Instru ments nnd their uses aro fully described, and among the many excellent illustrations are a series of colored plates and a number ot repro ductions of photographs of scenes from the author's laboratory and from his expeditions, togethor with diagrams, &c, especially pre pared for this work. Prof. Todd's experience In tho United States Astronomical Observatory at Washington and as loader of two solar eclipse expeditions under the auspices of the United States Government and tho Amherst College expedition to Japan is a guarantee ot his prac tical knowlodge. w hllo his terse and simple stylo renders tho book Interesting evon to the reader who has no technical knowledge of tho subject. In "OnaSunshlno Holiday," a little volume which Is Just ot a slzo to fit the coat pocket of a desultory reador, an author known to all Eng lish fly fishermen as "The Amateur Angler" has collected a number of papors contributed by him to the Fishing Gazette. The chapters are not all devoted to angling, but they are all bright and readable and wrltton In the spirit of quiet geniality that distinguishes the true lover of the contemplative man's art. Mr. Edwin Dana Durand, formerly Librarian in the State Library at Albany and now an assistant professor at tbo Stanford University In California, has compiled a book on the Fi nances of New York City (Macmlllan Company), which brings togother, incompact and accessible form, much Information about tho money mat teis ot the old Now York city and tho new city ot New York. The book Is in two parts; the first part discusses the subject historically, covering tho financial doings ot tho city from 1G32 to 1871, with an interesting chapter on tho Tweed Ring and its way ot doing business. The second part opens with the charter of 1873, and takes up and studies the financial chapters of tho charter of 1897, the Greater New York charter. Tables ot appropriations and taxation from 1830 to 1803; of the city debt for tbo same period; ot expen ditures from 1830 to 1890: of modifications In budget estimates, and of debt issues between 1812 and 1890, Increase tho value of tho volume as a referenco book, and diagrams showing the fluctuations ot taxation, appropriations, and debt make the text of the book clear. It is the first book on the municipal finances of the city, and as such It Is to be welcomed. Mr. Edmund Routledgo has complied a "Book of the Year 1897," a record ot events of consid erable completeness (Georgo Routledge, Lim ited). Each day has Its happenings recorded; and a very complete index aids tho user to Iden tify an occurrence of the year. The book is donbtless only the beginning of a series. " Gould's Lawyers' Diary for 1898" presents itself for trial In better form than ever before (W. Reld Gould). It contains the rules of the courts and other legal Information, and a direc tory of tho new city government. We have also received: " Paul Mercer. A Story of Repentance Among Millions." James Adderley. (Arnold.) " Maylou." Frances Raymond. (Dillingham.) "Rimes to Be Read." J. Edmund V. Cooke. (W. B. Conkey Company, Chicago, HI.) "Crlckoty Cricket," Douglas Moffat. IHus trated. (Longmans.) "Tho Bargain Theory ot Wages. A Critical Development from the Hlstorlo Theories, to gether with an Examination of Certain Wages Factors; the Mobility of Labor, Trade Union ism, and tho Methods of Industrial Remunera tion." John Davidson, M. A., D. PhlL (Edln.). (Putnams.) "Maps, Diagrams, and Illustrations of Brit ish Columbia and ths Canadian Yukon. Ac companying tho British Columbia Year Book." "Ibe Confession ot Stephen Whapshare." Emma Brooke. (Putnams.) "Tho Great North Side or Borough of the Bronx, Greater Now York above the Harlem." Issued by the North Bldo Board of Trade. 1807. " Placer Mining. A Hand Book for Klondike and other miners and prospectors. With Intro ductory chapters regarding the rocent gold dis coveries In tho Yukon Valley, the routes to the gold fields, outfit required, and mining regula tions of Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Also, a map ot the Yukon Valley, embracing all In formation obtainable from reliable sources up to Dec 1, 1897 (Colllor Engineer Company, Scran ton, Pa.)." " Tho World's Coarse Thumb." Caroline Mas ters. Illustrated, (F. Wnrne & Co.) "A Fiery Ordeal." Tasmo, (Appletons.) "In Quest ot Sheba's Treasure. A Perilous Adventure by Land and Sea." 8. Walkey. (F. Warns & Co.) SEIZURE OJF DOIDIXI'S fORTRAZTS. Tbo Custom House Authorities slave Wot Aban doned the Cas. The withdrawal of the representatives ot ths Custom House from the art store of Boussod, Valadon & Co., at 303 Fifth avenue, on Thurs day gave rise to a report that the case had been dropped and tho seizure of the portraits by Gio vanni Boldinl revoked. That the proceedings against the art firm for offering the portraits for sale had been withdrawn was denied em phatically by Col. Dudley F, Phelps, chief of tho law division ot tho Custom House. He said yes terday that tho customs Inspectors had left the art store because the law firm of Alexander & Greon of 120 Broadway, counsel for Boussod, Valadon & Co., had agreed to become responsi ble for the portraits, which had not been re moved from the store owing to tho possibility of damaae. E. W . Glaenzer, manager of Boussod, Vala don & Co., callod upon Col. Phelps at toe Cus tom Houso yesterday afternoon. He said that there was a great deal mpre behind the affair than had apptaredon tho surface, and that It was a case of blackmail against which his firm wished to protect Itself. Why I Cling to 1 6 to I . nv William Jennings Bryan. An nrtlclo In reply to somo recent critics In tho Now York Journal's Brent Presidential discussion. Pub lished in to-morrow's Sunday JoarnaL , XABXS3S XHXXLZXQXirOB. auxurnui auuwo nra nir. aarlses,,.. 70BBunaU.. 5S3HooastU. 881 , man iRt-tm pat. Sandy Book. 0 IS OOT.HVd. 0 DO Hall Oats.. H48 Arrived rainiv, Feb. 4. B Kxeter City, Watkins, ErUtoL Jan. 10 and Swan sea ism. as Aleila, Kreob, Hamburg Jan. ID. 8a Kennatt. Rodham, Uatanzaa. Ss Jordan, Oaasen, Natal. 81 New York, Johnson, Ranto Domingo. Rs Taormlna, Holler. Santoa. Bi oiela, tlatheion, IUo Janeiro. IFor later arrivals sea first rsf 0 ABIUVtD OUT. Bi Campania, from New York, at Ltrarpool. Ba ranniTlianla, from New York, at tlamburc. 8s Marteflo, from New Tork, at Hull. Ba nosat, from New York, at Bratthwalio. Ba Pontile, from New York, at Slums. Bi Hauaonuiatti, from New York, at London. Ba Cbrlstlanla, rrom Naw York, at Hamburg. Ship Duccltuoh, from New York, at Yokohama. rieiiD. Bi Buffalo, from Hew York for null, paiud tho LUard. Ba Oeostsmunde, from New York for flushing, paisrd tbo Ida ot Wight. Ri Verndam, from Rotterdam for Now York, passed tha lite of Wltht. Ri Selndla, tram Naples for New York, paiiad Gib raltar. Bark Athlon, from New York for London, passed the Isle of Wljht. sroK. Bhlp ITollInwood, from New York for Sydney, N. S. W.. Jan, 7, lat. 13 loutb, Ion. 114 weit. Dark Inalewood, from New York for Bombay, Jan, IS, lat. 04 north, long. OH weit. siitxo took roauox roara. Ei Paid a, from Naplra for New York. Ba Veandam, from Rotterdam for New York. Bi Tanrlo, from Liverpool for Now York. Ba Advance, from Colon for New York. Ba St. Leonanla, from Antwerp for New York. Ba Dona Maria, from LIbon for New York. Bi Chicago City, from Rwaniea ror New York. Ba Mobile, from London for New York. Bi Mohican, from Swanita for New York. una vroh cosuma roan. SS Kansas City, from Savannah for Now York. ouiaomo STcuunirs. Sail To-Day. Haiti Clout. riel Sail: La nretaane, navre 7 no AM in no AM Auranla. Liverpool 10 00 A I t no 1' M KalierWIIhelmlL.Oenoa. BOO A Jl 100(1 A M OMam. Rotterdam H On A M JO 00 A M Hekla.Chriatlaniand 11 00 A M 1 00 V JI Klnnewaaka. London POO All Tartar Prince, Atom Alexandra. London. Oallleo. null Altai, Klnnton 10 00 A t 13 on u Alpa. naytl 10 00 AM IB 00 M Vlitlanela, Havana 10 .10 A M 1 no 1 M Prlna F. Hendrlk. IIaytl...lO no A M 1 00 p M Jtuiron. Pernambiieo 11 on a St 1 no l M Arkadta. Porto Rico. 11 00 A 11 100PM Irrawaddj. Grenada 19 00 M SOOrU Orlajtn.Para 100F1I nOOPM XI Sol, New Orleana 8 00PM Creole. New Orleans. BOOPM Loona, Oalveiton 800 PM Sail Tuttdav. Feb. tt. navel, Bremen 8 00AM 000AM Oomanohe. Charleeton DOOPM Excelsior, New Orleana U 00 I'M Sail WidnttSav, Fib. 9. Parli. Southampton 7 00 AM 10 00 AM Teutonic. Liverpool n no A M IS 00 M Kenitnrton. Antwerp 10 00 A M 12 on M Yumnri. Havana. 1 00 P M IHWFII Trinidad, Bermuda. 8 00AH 10 00 A M Alamo, OalTMton 800 PM nrcoioxo smmsinrs. Due To-Day. Fa11odan,Hall Olbraltar Jan 0 Oerennm Lisbon. 4.. ..Jan SO Jordan St. Lucia .....Jan 84 Lncanla. LlrerpooL ...JanVS Bolivia Olbraltar Jan 31 Niagara Nassau Jan 81 Parli Southampton Jan 29 Btrathflltan Parry ... Jan 22 KanaaaClty Swamea Jan 22 Veneguela La Quadra .... Jan 80 Tallahassee Sayannah ...Feo a Dunitan Para .l... Jan 25 Dim Sunday, Ftb. 0. LaOaaeorno narre .m...... Jan 20 XI Norte New Orlean...'.V-.....rb 1 Dal llondau. Fed. 7. Narmasnla Olbraltar Jan It BotIc Liverpool ...... Jan 2H Stratbclyda Hamburg A Jan 23 Hadlana Bt. Lucia I Feb Cltvof Waahlngton....navana. ..2 Feb 9 KasaasClty Savannan Feb 4 Due Tueidmy. Feb. 8. Bpaarndam. Rotterdam ,. Jan 27 Anchorla. Olxgow , ...J. Jan 87 Weatemland Antwern f Jan 20 Durgundla Gibraltar.... . Jan 87 Menantlo...., Swansea.. ... Jan SO Oallleo St. Lucia .Jan 31 Nuecoa. Galveston .. .Feb 9 KISud NewOrleani Feb 8 Due Wedneidav. Feb. 0 Hegantle .'Liverpool Jan 87 Yucatan narana .Feb 0 Rosemorran Rt Lucta Feb I Capua Hamburg Jan 20 Algonquin jackionvlllo 44... .Feb 0 Dvt Thursday, Feb. 10. Baale Bremen .,,,.,.. Fab 9 Uunehen Bremen. Jan 22 Andalusia Hamburg Jan 29 gujSiutjW SJatlrw. TTaltbam nratoheo. The beat in oxlitsnoe. Eight millions la use. all keeping correct time. Prloea muoh lower, hut quality higher than ever. Best assortment In ths countryi Inspection Invited. HOWARD CO., 284 Fifth Avenue. Hew York, XX22X. ATUIXSOxr.-On Friday, Feb. 4, at ths rasldsneoof his brotber-ln law. Dr. F. D. Gray, 898 Bergen av Jersey City, Dr. Thomas Hanlla Atklsion, la the 96th year of his age. Notice of funeral hereafter. JOarns On Wednesday, Fab. , 1808, Elisabeth Rlchardi, beloved wife of William 11. Jonis, In the 77th year of ber age. Funeral services will bo held at her late residence, 188 Penn st, Brooklyn, N. Y., on Bnnday, Fab. 8, at 4:10 P. M. Relatives and friends Invited. In terment at convenlinoe of family, IAWRitCB.-Oa Friday, Feb, 4, 1828. at Ham burg, N. J, Martha Morris Lawrenoe, eldest daughter of the lats Hon. Thomas Lawrence, In tho ooth year of hir age. Funeral from her late residence In Hamburg on Mon day, Fab. 7, at llSO P. M. rotVEB Fob. 8, John Power, beloved husband of Catherine Power. Bora at Mayor's Walk, oily of Waterford, Ireland. Funeral from his late residence, 288 East 28th it. A solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen's Church, 28th si, at lOo'olock. Cana dian and Buffalo papers please copy. STAM9ILBIL On Thursday, Fob. 8, 1828, Eveline J. Stammler, wife of Charles E. Stammler, M. D., and daughter of the lata William Thomas White, M. D , of New York city, Funeral on Saturday, Feb. 0, at S o'clock, from 21 Bleeoker at., Brooklyn. TTIJKBLER. On Thursday, Fab. 3, at the residence ot his son, 183 Weit 84th st , De Witt Clinton Wheeler, In tho 00th year of hla age. Funeral services at Warwick, Orange oounty, N. Y., on Monday, Feb. 7, at 2 p. M. Train leaves Cham bers st, Erie Railroad, CilB A. M. THE KENSICO CEMETERY. Private station, nar lira Rallroadi 48 minutes" ride from tho Grand Central Depot. Office, 10 Fait 4Kd it. gptftal ggticMi WIIBM THB II A in li thln'and gray, PARKEBII BAIH U A1.SA11 rene ks tha ircwth and oolor. HINDKHCORNS, the belt cure for corns. lOcta. lNlwMllaol A. C. UIXO. Will lecture In Broadway Tabernacle, Cor. Broadway and aitta st . 8 P. M , Monday, on " Numbers, the Book or Wanderings.' J. H. BURKE WILL 8INQ. AT REFORMED 0 ATHOL10 BERVICEH, Christ's Mis sion. 149 West 21it it, evening 7i46. Father O'Connor conduots services, Rev, Vr. Mono of Cat vary Baptlit Oburca preacbei. AT METROPOLITAN TEMPLE. 7th av. and I4th St. Rev. B. P. Cadraan, pastor. TlirresenrlcesSunday and every night. Concert for tho people, free, to-nlKht. IDOLISE DD SAINT ENPRIT, 80, 22e. rus oueit -J bervlcri rellgleux le Ulmanche a 1 Ob. a du matin et a eh. du aolr. Rev. A. V. WITTMEYEIt, Reoteur. i HACK CHURCH. Broadway, oorner 10th it. 5 A M. Holy Communion. 9 A, M Morning prayer and address. 6 P. M. Later evensong and aermon. All eeata free. IIU9IB IAMI" MKKTIXU. ' td at., between Avi. O and V. Continue! Sunday and weak nlfbta. James II. Cannon's band assisting. AL MOllKUOUBK.U'Mtor. MADISON AV. BAPTIST CHURCH, corner 81st it. Rev, Henry M. Sanders. D. D . pastor. &ervlces to-morrow at 1 1 A. H. and 4-80 P, M. The pastor will preach at both aervlces. bundiy school, 9.80 A. M. Chapel aervlca Wednrsuay, H P. M. SOCIETY rOR ETHICAL CULTURE Sunday, Feb. 8, 1H9B, at litis A. M, lecture by Prof. Kollx Ad ler at Carnegie Music Hall, corner 67tb si. and 7th ar.t subject. -TlioOolden Resources of BlUnoe." All In- toroswd aro Invited. 'PCMPLE EMANU'EU 81b av. and48d st.-To-mor-X row, 11 A. M . Rev, Dr. Joseph Silverman lectures en What too Church lias Dono for ths Emancipation Uf, woman." fU ats welcoms.,, r tw gwWlcitUoniJ. 3?ew lubHcntloit. 'h sVaVsVrsr '-ij TWO POPULAR AUTHORS j 1 i Lew. Wallace ; i S THE WOOING OF BLtlLKATOON: COMMODTJS. Two Poem. II- J lustrated by F. V. Du MoND and ). R. 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Ho attempted to capturo tbo thief, vho escaped and lied, Mr. Haao Kaochaso, nnd after n pursuit ocr scleral locks brought the man dunu with a bulk t from his revolver, 'Ihonouudcd criminal wnsllmries Klein, known to tho uollcuas uiiall round imoL, who has served ono fUc-j cur term lu tho Juliet I'oiiltcnliar). Jlr. Buvauo'a bullet took off ect In tho burglar's back, and it Is thought penetrated one of his kidneys. At tho Jail hospital the Burgeon said I tab! recovery r, as ulmojt. impossible Kfl0 Augustine's "Confeislon."Athsnsslus"Ora- M JJ tlons," Pascal. Pit ATT. 181 Oth av. (m gttM.r3t0.acM. n POST OFFICE NOTICE. ' W, (Should bo read DAILY by all Interested, u changes t may ocour at any time ) K Foreign malls for the week ending Feb. D, 1S09, V wlIlc!oe(PIlOMPri.Yln all cases) at tbetleneral Post J81 omco as follows- PARCELS) POST MAILS close one 4' hour earlier than closing time shown below. 1 1 THANSATLANTIO MAILS. j SATURDAY At 7 A. M for FRAKCE, BWrTZEtt. 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V, ter, Actor all countries f or w hlcb they aro ad- ' vertlied to carry mall. After the doling of the Supplementary Transatlantlo ' Malls named above, additional supplementary malls are opened on the piers of the American. 3 English, French, and German steamers, and re- A main open until wlthlnTen Minutes of the hour of ! salllug of steamer. t MAILS 1011 SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA. ! 1-hT INDIES, to V SATURDAY At 10 A. M. (supplementary loju A, U) for FORTUNE ISLAND. JAMAICA, and CAR- TIlAOENA, per steamship Altai (letters for ' Costa Rica must be directed "per Altal")i at 10 A JI (supplementary 10 30 A. M ) for fl PORT AU PRINCE. PETIT OOAVE, and HAVA- $, MLLA, per "steamship Alps at 10 tfO A. M. S for CAMPECIIE. CHIAPAS. TADABCO, and YUCATAN, per steamship Vigllanela (letters for f Other parts of Mexico and for Cuba must ba i dlr.oted "per Mgllancla"); at 10 30. A. M. for '.; H A TI, per steamihlp Prlns F. Hendrlk (letters for 7 Venezuela, Curacao, Trinidad, llrltlh and Dulen y Guiana must bedlrerted"perPrlnsF. Hendrlk ") at 11 A. M. for URACIL and LA PLATA CO UN- 1 TRIES, per steamship RutTon, via Peruambuoo. Babla and Rio Janeiro (letters for North DrasU n mutt be directed "per RutTon H)t at 19 M. for 1- OllirVilll TIII.tTlitl anil TnllAnrt ru. ....Am shlplrrawaddv; at 1331 for CAl'K COLONY and h NATAL, per steamship Rt. Giles (letters mutt be h directed " per bt elites"): al 1 P. II. for UAU- y. JUDOS direct aud NORTH BRAZIL, via I'ara ' and Manaoi, per steamship Urlgent at 7 P. Q M. for NASSAU, N. P.. ler stesmsblp Miami, 3 from Miami, Fla.; at Hi.10 P. M for NJ.VVFOUND. V LAND, per steamer from North Sydney) at a. 30 A V. M or ST. PIERRE MIQUELON, persteamtf from Halifax. Mails for Newfoundland, by rail to Halifax and thenoe bv steamer, close at this omce dally at H.30 P. M. i MaUsfor Jllnuelon, by roll lollotlon and Ibeno 3 by steamer, close at this offloa dally at 0 JO P. M. I Malls for Cuba close at this office dally at 7 A. M 8 for forwarding by steamers sailing (Jlondays and f Thursdays) rrom Port Tampa, Fla Malls for 1 Mexico City, uerland, unless specially addreised J for despatch by steain.r, close at this omce dally 5 at 8:80 A. M and E 80 p. 1L UUglsterod mall j closes at 0 P. H previous day. i TRANSPACIFIC MAILS. ' Malls for Australia (except those for West AustrsllaV i which are forwarded via Europe, New Zealand, Hawaii, Fill and Samoan Islands, per stosmthlp i Mariposa (from ban Francisco), close here dally -H UP to Feb IS at 7 A.M. 11 A M, and fl 30 P U. ,M (or on arrival at New York ot steamihlp Campanut :-U with Uritlsh malls for Australia). Malls for Aua .M trails (exoept West Australia), New Zealand Ha- ,-H wall and HJI I.lands. per steamship Warrlraoo M (from ancourer), close hero dallv after Jan 180 and up to Jan 8l at tl 30 P. M. Malls for China, im Japan, and Hawaii. er steamship City of Itto ,avl Janeiro (from han Francisco). 1 lose here dally up .-M toFib.Uat'i JOP.M Malls for China and Japan. Tier steamship Columbia (from Tacuma). tlose ' bro dallyuploFib II!) at II .10 ! JI Malls for Hawaii, per stesnishlp Australia (from San 1 ran- , clscn), close here dally up tu Feb. Ill at fl'30 1. at. IM JIsIIk for Chluu and Japan (specially addreised ', only), per steamship iMiiprefts of (')itua(from Van. ' HJ router). c!o.h here dally up to J-eb 1)14 at n.90 A P U Malls for the Society Islands, per ship Ualt- ) lea (from Ssn I ranclsco), close here dally up to I I Feb Hi at O'Ul) P, M. , K Traurpaclno malls are forwarded to port of sailing ; 1 dally, aud the schedule of closing Is arranged on the Rt presumption of their uninterrupted overland transit. .UN Registered mall closes at 0 P M previous day. 1 Jj CORNLL1UH VAN COIT, Postmaster. y E Post Office, New York, N V.liib. j, lnl)8. M Mucwumplsi In Ibe Collegea. (jm PmscKroN, I'ch. 4. Tho subject for the an- Jm nual Vulc-1'ilncitun debato, which v, 111 ho held 9 at l'rlnceton Manh i.'S, was chosen ly the jB Princeton comuiitloo to day uud Is na follows: fl "Hesohed, That national parti lines should bo ) disregarded In the choice of tho councils and administrative olllclals of American cilice." IB Yale vr HI bar the choice ot tides. im 1 ,,VI ! , .i ui.f ', eas