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P'Jf 4 6 THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 27,' 1898. ' V ' ' ,
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it 8 i C "ra Klotqiia No. 12, nesr Orand Hotel, uJ
IB''" KloequaNo. 10, Boulevsrd desOapueinea.
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JH & ' it publication with to hart rejected articUt riturmd, ttry
Sfm Si f ' tsjut fa H eases tenditamnier lAat purpoie.
k i J . t Tho Democratic Prospect.
'i ' t" , The Democrats of Arkansas, Georgia, 1111-
I & &. nols, Indiana, Iowa, Konsos, Maine, Mlchi-
j ' , f Kau, Vermont anil Wisconsin havo in-
(;t' ,' dorscd tho Chicago platrorm.
I ' ' . i Tlio Pennsylvania Democrats tried to
I ( 'i ' forgot nntlonal Isaups and affect a passion-
-( ate enthusiasm for State Issues. It Is ex
pected that tho Now York Democrats will
' do llkowlse.
I ti, Oregon Is a hard nut for both sorts of
' J, i Democrats, tho straightforward and the
i K' . crookbackward. Tho Oregon Democrats
i j , ' ' wore badly beaten In a straight fight be
I - ! tween silver and gold. Tho silver apolo-
, f gists, however, say that tho war and not
'' ' the gold standard won.
i' , The Now York Democrats know Mint
' ,t I Now York will not stand the Chicago plat-
j ' ;' form. What a chance Is theirs to repu-
' .3 f 4 dlnto tho abomination squarely and he-
1 ' i Tho School of Defamation.
M , j Senator HoAlt Is Justified in saying that
. fl 'J tho resentment hlB rebuke of Prof. Norton
' J , I '' bos provoked lu certain quarters Is sufficient
8 evidence that It wna required. Tho Har-
I a i .1 . vard professor Iso representative of a school
j N I I of dcfamotlonof thlscountry. Its society, Its
V 9 -! 1 '' politics, Its public men, and its very genius,
'81' ? which has succeeded in making its affect a-
! T J ' tlon of moral and social superiority fash-
! ', I ionablo among peoplo who regard it as a
' If , i badge of a peculiarly sensitive and fastldl-
i" w in ous re nement, or who feel weighted with
jE II tho awful responsibility of lifting up their
'm i lin follows to their own priggish elevation.
' UT 111 Tho "pernicious Infiuenco" of this school,
W ' 81 however, has not been so extensive in the
f W 91 collego communities as Senator Hoa.ii
i Si seems to Imagine. It has been confined
W ' mV chiefly to professors habituated to dealing
I flt Ml an pedagogues with adolescent Intelli-
1 B ' IH I genccs, but it has always been ontlpathctlo
1 m ' Pit to tne Tollth(ul energy of the undergrade
m. . atcs, and has affected noticeably only the
f W dk feebler representatives of the younger gen-
ft K eratlon. This has been proved very strik-
l F Ingly and conclusively since tho opening of
K ; K the present war, and nowhere more than
ft ' m '. at Harvard Itself. The hero of that unl-
jJ verslty community Is TnnoDonn Roose-
m vei.t, and Prof. Norton Is only its laughing
w ' stock.
j 'fM' Tho most powerful influence exerted by
S. i M ' tnIs school of defamation was In the gen-
K Ifc eratlon of the political perversity known as
St 'IK ;. Mugwumpery. At ono time this faction
?S ' - seemed to superficial observers to have
fff IE attained a portentous development, and
' IE ' many young men ambitious of politi
& S , cal distinction were disposed to hitch
jg ' to It their hopes of publlo advance-
Sfr ij . ment. They were encouraged In their
ft . delusion by the prosperity of ono of the
K fi I. early heroes of (he school of detraction,
m :B " forgetting, however, that ho owed his sue-
I I cess to ths very Instinct of honest partisan-
S .ff , ship against which It professed to be nr-
m m ' rayed, and that by courting Mugwumpery
at K ;-'.. he betrayed and disintegrated his party
I 1 : and precipitated his own complete and per-
JE i mancnt downfall. The history of our
K- E 7 pollt(rs during the last twenty years,
K K S or since the inception et this moral
S- W, - and political perversity, does not show
K3 ft, f a slnglo examplo of a successful
B I j' political career based on it. All the heroes
K F ll once celebrated by it have passed away
j m ' even from Its own veneration, or havo
B either fallen Into public ridicule and con-
K tempt, or rescued themselves by resuming
K J their political sanity and morality. Who-
m, j ever has lingered in its cold embrace has
m, r had all political life crushed out of htm.
j. Its policy of negation and distrust and def-
H ' omatlon has never prevailed In any com-
m ' munlty of this country, and It never has
K ' ' f, succeeded in accomplishing more than
temporary political confusion in a few
01 P narrow districts. Its favor has blighted
fjh' r the political prospects or terminated the
.- W, political careers of all those to whom it has
F extended its partiality, while tho men and
If - the policies against which It was most
B K' engefully arrayed aro now dominant In
. W our public life.
; I This war, bringing a new sense of power
W I and Rclf-confldence to tho American people,
has dealt it a stunning blow. Its whole
K i political philoHopliy la demonstrated to he
K ' ' a aham, and Its wearisome assertion of the
! "J corruption nnd degradation of our public
i- ' life and politics Is proved to be a calumny;
' and tlin wholo world is the witness.
S Senator Hoah, Inspeakingof Mr. Norton
as "poor Prof. Norton," describes the en-
am, mu ' tire school of wlilch ho was tho mouth-
ffi ; ? piece. They have been reduced to pitiful
' Sm m- straits by tho events of tho last three
i RE' V ii' months.
' em at f
! ffiE W h '"r Army In Porto Rico.
'W W i' With tho van of our forces now landed In
fjt $ Porto Rico, a leading point of interest dur-
i lw w, v Ing the next few dayH will bo thesafoar-
S' M rival nnd debarkation of the other parts
fig fjfr of the expedition.
Is Tho eagerness of Gen. Mlt.Ks to get tho
f. cainpnlgii well ntart-d is justllled not only
by wliat wu now know of peace propositions,
t but bytho mtv.inco of the summer. Tho
r rainy Reason, which, as In Cuba, begins as
E early as .May, becomes so pionounced in
AugtiKt that it is sometimes dated from the
latter month. Then, too, high southwest-
v erly winds prevail, often taking the form of
destructive hurricanes, Later come flarce
Stt easterly nnd northeasterly winds, making
i Ban Juan nhout iho only really safe har-
1 boron the northern coast. Fajardo, how
ever, In the northeast corner. Is useful at
jf this season.
$ The chain of mountains that runs length-
K wine through the Island, forming the water-
B' shed of the plentiful nhort rivers and
Ba R Bl trenms thnt How to tho north and south
B P' coasts, Is salubrious, uud Porto Rico as a
fft wK,. , wlilc cannot bo called unhealthy; yet
BjHK If the licftvy rains that may bo expected dur
ElK m fk nK ll'" comi,1K montl wl" Inundate the
vM" W w'ove' coast stretcheH, nnd miasma from
HIV p. Qrthitt f-jiuc nnd from tho extremely
HIK P humid iir must bo expected, while some
Kild F' Joudsmuv beionie Impassable for artillery,
Ell l on which arm this campaign will depend
Sffi,, . far more than did tho oporallons against
r Bcstiago. Our army, howover, la skilful
In building and repairing highways, and It
happens that the roads to the capital from
the landing places chosen for our forces
aro very good. From Fajardo tho cart road
goes westward about forty miles through
I.uqulllo, Mameyes, Rio Grande, Carolina
and nio Pcdras to San Juan. From Ponce,
on the sonthwes t, which Isovcrtwonty miles
east of Guanlca, where Gen. Mtl.Es's force
landed, there Is an excellent main road
across tho Island, through Juan Diaz,
Cosmo, Allionlto, Cayey, Caguss and other
towns to San Juan. It Is said that this
rood is liberally defended by blockhouses
or forts; but any llttlo garrisons, If thoy
do not fall back before being flanked,
will risk becoming our prisoners in minor
San Juan Is undoubtedly well fortified,
whilo Its narrow channel of approach can
also bo dofended by mines. Like Santi
ago and Havana, it has its Morro, the chief
seaward fortification, while connected with
it, on Conedo shoal, is San Cristobal, tho
principal defensive work of the land side.
There, too, Is found Caballero fort, mount
ing moro than a score of guns. Thero aro
other works supporting theso, among them
Snn Carlos, on tho crest of tho rocky 1)111;
Santa Catalina, where tho Governor-General
resides, and, in tho middle of tho en
trance to the bay, Cannelo.
Whilo wo do not underrate tho obstacles
which nature may present to the march
upon San Juan, or tho provisions for de
fence there made, we see no ground for
doubting that It should fall an easy prey to
our combined army and navy.
Peter Brogan Speaks for the Political
Col. William J. Bryan's advance from
Omaha to tho sea was punctuated with
beautiful political incidents. As tho news
papers como in from towns along the route
of tho Colonel's advauco we obtain more
material for tho history of this most in
teresting strategical movement.
Wo have now, for examplo, an authentic
account of tho arrival of tho "Silver
Uoglment" at Creston, Iowa, a.nd tho
occupation of that town. Tho narra
tive Is furnished by tho Creston Citi
zen, a Dryanlte organ established only a
few weoks ago to promoto " Democracy as
formulated by JEFrcnsoN, as expounded
by Drtan, as declared at Chicago." Such
Is one half of the platform of tho Creston
Citxten, in black type at the head of its
columns. The other half Is printed In
typo equally black : "Remember not only
the Maine but every man who coat his vote
for the Bond Issue; keep In mind until
election day."
It appears that Mr. S. R. Davis, the editor
of the Bryan organ at Creston, is not only
an ardent admlrerof the Colonel, but also a
personal acquaintance. Davis, howover,
had never beheld his great chieftain in full
regimentals, and, of course, ho was on hand
at tho railroad station long before tho train
was due. It had been arranged that tho Col
onel should deliver a speech at Creston. The
general plan of campaign from Omaha
eastward contemplated Just tho same pro
gramme of platform appearances, univer
sal handshakings, and brief speeches, as
had distinguished Mr. Bryan's previous
tours when playing a moro peaceful role.
This plan was adhered to through Iowa,
whenever the time of day or night per
mitted. There was no sleep for Bryan
that night ; whenever tho train stopped, the
indefatigable Colonel was at his post upon
tho rear platform of the last car.
But at Creston the train was far behind
schedule time, and the vast crowd of Bryan
Democrats and Populists who had assem
bled to see the martial hero In his full regi
mentals had to wait until nearly throe
o'clock In the morning. Mr. Davis of tho
Citizen shall chronicle for our readers the
events and Incidents of this memorablo
" All d7 Mondar tho peoplo vera In a f over of ex
ptcUncr. A hundred cltlcroi of Afton cm in it
noon, and delegations from Kent, Cromwell, and
other towns kept arriving durimt ths afternoon
Oreat was the dlaappolntment when it wa l-jod
that tho trains would not arrive until after ml light.
Tho visitors from Afton and adjornlr? luima wen
sorrlr disappointed, but manr of them remained
orer until the train bcarlnc the distinguished No
braskan arrited."
At nine o'clock the station platform was
crowded. At eleven o'clock at least five
hundred faithful and patient souls were on
guard. At half-past one o'clock Wiseman's
battery (not connected with the business
of the present war) fired a signal gun, and
tho crowd greatly Increased again, as the
first section of the train rolled into Creston
and passed on toward the east, Tho Colo
nel, however, was with tho second section,
which did not arrive until about three
o'clock. We now permit Mr. Davis to con
tlnue tho narrative, and it will bo perceived
what a conscientious recorder Mr.DA vis Is :
"When the train stopped. Col. Drtan, alone
and unattended, stepped out on the platform of the
rear Pullman and was greeted with a mlghtr cheer.
The editor of the Citii'n and that gallant Demo
crat, Peter IJnotux of Platto tows ship, wero the first
to sluie hands with the Colonel.
"Of this memorable occasion It la proper to make
an accurate record of exactly what ws said bjr all
" ' Hello, Davis, how are you r said Mr. Dutah.
" 'Very well,' was the rsply; 'and how are jrou, Mr.
" ' Never felt belter in mr llfo," said the Colonel.
"'Mr. HncHiAN of Platto township, Mr. llnTiv,'
said tho rvtrrn msn.
" 'Olad to aeo you, Mr. Hhooam,' said the Colonel.
"I hope to see jrou Commander-in-Chief of tho
Army and Nary some day,' said PrrEK.
" ' Many thanks,' said tho Colonel.
" This memorable and now historical conversation
consumed exactly thirty-nine seconds, and at Its
conclusion Mr. Dkcxun and the Cidim man retired
to a less conspicuous position In tho crowd,"
Tho cannon boomed, the bugles sounded,
there were cheers for " William J.
Bryan," nnd there was a whoop, which
Mr, Davis describes as "terrific," for
"sixteen to one." Enthusiastic silver
Itcs shouted to the Colonel that they
had voted for him In 181)0 and
"would do It again in 1000." "Mr,
Bryan had a hearty handshake and a
pleasant smile for all," reports Mr. Davis,
" and expressed himself as highly pleased
at tho generous wclcomo given txxhim at
such a lato hour." But thero was no
time for a speech. Just as Mr. Bno
oan and Mr. Davis and the rest wero
widening their ears to catch tho pearls of
political rhetoric that fall so easily front
tho mouth of William J. Bryan, the mer
ciless locomotive pulled onto! the station.
The peerless warrior was on the rear plat
form. "He waved a parting salute," Mr.
Davis relates, "to tho people, who re
sponded with an unction born of genuine
affection for the most popular American of
this generation."
Sleepless hero 1 Ills entire command, or
nearly his entire command, were snoring
In their berths or sprawling over the seats
of the day coaches. lie alone of the Third
Nebraska, the Silver Regiment, was alert
and active and in evidence at three o'clock
lu thn morning, in full regimentals, every
Inch a soldier, on the rear platform of the
rear Pullman.
i'ortuua'tely the sentiment which would
havo Inspired Col. Bryan's speech at Cres
ton, It he had had tlmo to speak before the
train pulled out at three o'clock in the morn
ing, has been preserved for us In the brief re
mark of Mr. PKTEn BnooAN of Platte town
ship, aa recorded by Mr. S. It. Davis of the
CitUtn: "I hope to ace you Col. William
and Navy somo day."
That Is what tho sleepless Colonol hopes,
likewise; and that would have been tho
substance, if not tho exact language, of his
speech at Creston, at threo o'clock in the
morning, If n politically unsyrapathetlo
locomottvo engineer had not opened his
throttlo Just as the Colonel was about to
opon his mouth to tho multitude.
Americanism Among tho Texas Demo
The Hon. Joe Bailey is not going to
carry the whole of the Democratic party of
Texas with him in his opposition to tho
territorial expansion of tho United States.
Judgo Reagan, the most distinguished of
tho Lono Star Democrats, believes In an
nexation. As an old Democrat and Texan,
ho cannot forget tho historical policy of
tho Democracy and tho history of his own
State. The iVtr of Galveston and Dallas,
long a high Mugwump, Is an earnest an
nexationist, Tho Hon. Robert Emmet
Bcrke, Bryanlte, who represents the Sixth
Texas Congress district In tho present
House of Representatives, talked Ameri
canism to a Dcmocratio County Convention
tho othor day :
"You ask met What about the Philippines? Gen
tlemen, In ray candid Judgment there haa been no
decision arrU ed at by the United Btates Qoveniment
with respect to the policy that wo propose to pursue
In thn occupation of the Philippine Islands, but let
me remind you, my fellow countrymen, of one fact
the Stars and Stripes float oer Manila Ray to-day.
In my judgment they aro going to continue to float
there for all time. Cheers. And why do I eayltt
I aay It by estimating the future, by looking at the
future In the light of the past. We have no mark to
guide us in the future eicept by looking to the past,
and In the past whereer the Btara aud Strlpea have
once floated In triumph they have never yet been
torn down." Yells, cheers, and frantio applause.)
" We are a great people," continued Mr.
Burke, "numbering 75,000,000. We
can't go backward. Wo can't remain
passive. Wo must progress. No country
has ever yet remained Inactive. If It docs
it retrogrades. A country is Just like a
business man. Show me a merchant that
isn't imbued with the Bplrlt of tho times
and I will show you a merchant that has
retrogradod and Is still retrograding. It is
the same way with a government. In other
words, as a nation we have got to move for
ward. Wo can't shirk the responsibility
that rests upon our shoulders nor ought -we
to desire to shirk that responsibility."
Tho more the subject Is discussed In
Texas the greater will bo the growth there
of the already strong feeling in favor of an
nexation. Texas docs not deny her origin
or show herself doubtful of the wisdom
to which sho owes her entranco into the
Union and her stupendous growth and
future. And the men who " remember the
Alamo" are not the men to consent to the
hauling down of tho American flag.
Unexpected Hopo for Baseball.
When tho merits of the unique disturb
ances nt tho Now York baseball grounds
on Monday aro considered carefully the
affairwlll be actually welcomed as an Indi
cation that tho notoriously bad things in
the national game will be made better.
The trouble began with a spectator's Jeer
at a Baltlmoro player, Holmes, formerly of
Now York. Holmes struck out, and his
critic yelled at him, " That's what you left
here for." Tho player, putting the specta
tor down as a partisan of tho management
which had discharged him, cried out,
In similar tone, " It's a good thing
I'm not playing for n Sheeny now," re
ferring, of course, to Mr. Freedman, the
President of the club, who is a Hebrew.
There have been utterances and insults far
moro atrocious than this heard upon tho
New York ground, without a sign of the
New York President's protest, but, none
the less, ono could understand Mr. Freed
Man's angor, even If various earlier events
had not proven his temper to be curiously
ill-balanced. Mr. Freedman's subsequent
action, though, In rushing upon tho field
and debating with the umpire as to the pro
priety of the latter's expelling Holmes,
must bo Judged by the code of baseball and
not by Freedman's rights to indignation.
To begin with, Freedman had no right
to go upon the field. That, for tho mo
ment, belonged to the umpire, its Master-at-Arms,
the spectators who had paid to see
the game, the competing clubs, and the Na
tional League, under whose auspices the
gamo was being ployed. Tho President of
tho New York Club was as distinctly out of
place upon tho ball ground with complaints
becauso of a personal Insult as would havo
been any spectator.
Freedman mado a demand upon tho
umpire that Holmes be expelled, on
the ground that the latter bad insulted
him. Tho umpire refused for tho reason
that ho had not heard tho insult. That
should have ended it, so far as Fiieedman
was concerned. If tho umplro bad expelled
Holmes at Freedman's request, not him
self being cognizant of tho offenco, ho
would havo deserved discharge- from the
League's service as promptly as the notifi
cation of his unfitness could reach tho
League's President.
Then Freedman took the law Into his
own hands again. He deliberately ordered
a policeman to eject Holmes. Tho um
pire, Lv.Ncn, evidently a man able to
Bland upon his own legs, promptly or
dered tho gamo to proceed, and, the Freed
manites refusing to play, tho game was
forfeited to the Baltimorcs. The spectators'
right to witness a completed game was
sacrificed to the local spirit of disorder
actlnft&ffrough the President of the club.
OtjjjrArRO Holmes was to blame for open
inp4pi llpsatall. Playersaro to play.not
to ttlk, and they will show a more prudent
regard for their own Interests and more
self-respect if they refuse to be baited into
argument with the benches. So long as
spectators bandy words with players so
long will the ball field have tho character
of a bear garden rather than of a place for
Another side of Mr. Freedman's action,
though, shines with promise. The vigorous
effort on the part of the National League
to abolish from the national game the dis
order long recognized as disgraceful and
repulsive, Mr, Frkedman's persistent atti
tude of hostility to the effort, and bis
retraining from disciplining his players
for violating tho rules, are well known,
and have caused many men to think that
professional baseball would have to bo
absolutely prostrated before tho vicious
nesfl in it could bo eradicated and the game
again become healthy. The season opened
at the Polo Grounds with a memorable
scene of disorder, in which a group of spec
tators, perverted by years of Freedmanlsm,
pelted tho umpire with missiles, The
New York men have been almost a
abusive of the umpire as of old, and as
defiant of the rules. More than one of them
have been put out of tho game for wrang
ling with tho umpire. The New York
captain, Jotob, once assaulted tho umpire.
Tho spirit of riot has dominated the Polo
Grounds unchecked, while tho President
of tho club has broken silenco only to de
fend his employees' ruffianism. But. sud
denly, touched In his own person, ho jumps
upon tho field and demands that n, player
bo expelled for disorder. Let him go on.
If he will investigate tho subject further
ho will find that tho game, so far aa his in
fluence extends over It, Instead of being a
genuine and well-ordered sport, worthy of
public Interest and patronage. Is a low and
unregulated rowdyism, beforo which de
cency and fair play hldo their heads.
Tho rule of Scripture should govern Mr.
Freedman's studies. Not the mote In the
eye of his brother but tho beam In bis own
must be cast out beforo he sees clearly tho
lamentablo discredit that his cultivation
of disorderly practices in tho Now York
Club has brought upon baseball.
Uolguln nnd Nlpo.
Tho capturo of the harbor of Nlpo gavo us
a useful port In northeastern Cuba. It
lies, In fact, nearly north of Santiago,
about thirty miles east of Uolguln, and a
dozen mllos west of the boundaries of tho
region surrendered to Gen. SnAFTBn. Its
narrow entrance Is deep, and somo distance
Instdo there aro eight or ton fathoms, shoal
ing thenco to four or less. It is a fine, safe,
thoroughly landlocked basin, a good ren
dezvous for our vessels operating against
Porto Rico, and, In fact, is said to havo
been captured for posslblouso in that way.
Of courso wo did not take It without
tho usual incident of sinking ono or moro
Spanish warships, tho chief victim In this
case being tho gunboat Jorge Juan of 000
tons, carrying three 4.7-Inch, two 2.8-Inch,
and two machluo guns. Two smallercraft,
thoBaracoaandLijera, tookrefugoin small
creeks, whero they were hunted up and
captured. On our sldo nobody was hurt
and no vessel injured, although tho harbor
was mined and two mines exploded not
far from tho Topcka. Admiral Sampson
mentioned In his despatch that the
harbor mines had not been removed, but
this may since have been done.
It is clear that Nlpe harbor, so spa
cious and protected, might be a useful
naval baso In cose of operating against
Holguln. This latter Is an Important in
terior town, and Gen. Shaftbr Is said to
have been considering whether he might
not properly capture It. Gen. Garcia has
also been suspected of Intent to attack It,
with a view of holding it under tho Cuban
Republic. As it is reported to have a gar
rison of 10,000 men, It might bo able
to mako a stout reslstanco ; but tho
knowledge that Nipo harbor can easily be
occupied by us when we wish, makes its
conquest less difficult. Just now, however,
we seem to .have no use for Holguln, or any
that would bo worth the cost of taking it.
It does very well as It Is, If It keeps 10,000
Spanish soldiers occupied in holding it.
The Queen Regent of Spain may count
upon tho sympathy and approval of tho United
Btates publlo In her sending out of her country
the meddlcsomo American woman who sought
an audience In the palaoe In order to express
hor opinion upon tho conduot of Spanish af
fairs. There Is no desire among us that even
tho Queen Regent should bo subjected to cruel
and unusual punishment.
Tho Hon. George A. Jenks, the Demo
cratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania,
has discovered that" Democracy Is opposed to
this Government retaining any territory sained
by conquest," nnd so he has determined to " In
ject a now feature into tho campaign by taking
up tho fight against territorial accession." It
is gratifying to soo that Mr. Jenks under
stands that tho first duty of aDomocratlo can
didate for Governor of Pennsylvania is to keep
down the Democratic) vote.
The chess tournament whloh ended last
Monday In Vienna enjoyed a creator volume of
talent than was over gathered together before,
nnd fortuno mado tho contest worthy of the
competitors by placing the two loaders, Tab.
itAScn and Pillsourv, on even terms at the
finish, after they had beon at each other's
elbows at ovory stage from beginning to end.
While thoir play was splendid, the palm for
brilliancy and for promise of moro seems to bo
long rathor to Jaxowbki.
Aftor a tournamont of a few years ago there
was a special contont betweon Ave of tho lead
ing playors. If a tournament of five should bo
arranged betweon TABiuscn, Pillsbubt. Ja
noiybki nnd tho two other great players not in
this content, namely, Laseeb and Giiabousxk,
wo should have n struggle botween moreglgan
tla giants than have over mot.
Wo nre informed by a correspondent,
who claims to havo had a long personal no
qualntanco with Mr. Huon II. Hanna of In
dianapolis, that Mr. Hanna Is not a brother of
Senator Marcus A. Hanna of Ohio, as asserted
in The Bun yesterday.
Receipts for rent, paid upon unwritten,
and, consequently, unstamped, agreements
for hiring, have beon ruled by tho Commission
er of Internal Revenue to be leases, and as
such, under tho War Revenue act, liable to a
stamp tax of 25 cents. Tho Commissioner
does not soom to be aware that, by the law of
this State, leases for one year and loss aro
valid though not In writing, andaro, therefore,
when not in writing, not liable to thostamp
tax. Hence it would seem that rocelpta for
rent due upon such unwritten leases do not
constitute an agreement for hiring, and, there
fore, do not need stamps.
xiro ways of noma it.
Mr. Cleveland's Way and the Turkey Gob
bler's Way of Hatching a Setting of Kggs.
Fron tht Cincinnati Knqutrtr,
Qcimct, 111., July 28. Ex-President drover Cleve
land la going Into tho poultry business, and has or
dered an Incubator and brooder from a firm In this
city. It Is given out that Mr, Cleveland is anxious to
aeo little chickens, and, aa the hsn Is too slow for
him, be therefore bu a a machluo, but will permit
the hen to go forward In her own way and manufac
ture the material for his new machine. It Is said
here that it la for pleasure, and not for the money In
It, that the ex-President will engage In the poultry
business, llo Is anxious to begin at once, for he haa
ordered bis incubator and brooder to be shipped a
aoon aa poailble.
From tt Cincinnati Enquirtr.
Wabash, Ind., July 28. Champion nelvey of
Chester township, this county, haa a flock of young
ducka Just hatched out by a fatherly turkey. Lata In
July s gobbler belonging to him found a nest of
dock's eggs In a fence corner, and proceeded to sit
upon the same. He attended atriotly to the Incubat
ing business during the full period of four weeks,
and, when the queer ofspring were hatchsd, took as
much Interest in them aa could a natural mother.
Ho strolls with Ultra throughout the day la search of
To a Yankee Cannon.
Thou cannon with the Iron throat.
Rid, nery tongue aud smoky breath.
Whose thunders keep our flag afloat.
Thou giveit life, though dealing death.
Each shot that pierces Spanish aUei,
On ocean's breast or Cuba's plsln,
Dings out aloud for Freedom' weal.
And may be freedom, too. for Spain.
Maw Tou, July 20, suititiw OBVua,
The Ileport of Copt. Tnttle on the Frogreii
WAsniNOTON. July 20. The report of Copt. F.
Tuttleof tho rovonuo cuttor llenr of tho prog
ress made by the whalers' rellot expedition
ont to the North Paelflo last fall was received
to-day at the Treasury Department. Accom
panying his report woro copies of reports for
warded to him by Llout. Jarvis, In chargo of the
overland dotaehmont of tho expodltlon. Capt
Tuttle wrote from the northern sldo of Norton
Sound on Juno 23. saying that he oxpootod to
reach St. Mlchaol on tho following day. The
health of all concornod was good, and tlio
prospects for a successful Issue- ot tho expedi
tion woro expellont IIo did not expeot to
reach Capo Hopo beforo July 15. Tho sea was
full of Ico, and tlio movomonts of tho Bear from
Unalaska had boon greatly retarded by It,
Groat credit was duo W. T. Lopp, who wont
overland with Llout. Jarvis. In ehargo of tho
herd ot reindeer. IIo loft his wlfo and family,
the only whlto Inhabitants In tho wholo coun
try, said Cnpt. Tuttle. to go uion what must
havo seemed to hlra a forlorn hopo. Charley
Artlsarlook, An nlout. who went with Lopp, loft
his wlfo and child ot Sledgo Island, whore Capt.
Hooper found them, nearly starved. Ho left
them throo months' provisions and promised
to bring Charley homo with him. Lopp left
Llout. Jarvis after getting tho reindeer to a
point of safety and convenlenco nnd brought
back with him tho various roports ot Llout.
Tho party loft St. Michael overland on Deo.
30, reaching Capo Prince of Wales, on Norton
Bound, on Jon. 24. Tho herd of rolndeor whloh
they drove numbered 3(1) head and wero fur
nished by tho Amorieun Missionary Society.
On Fob. 11 Lieut. Berthou reached Capo lilos
som.andwas joined two days lator by Llout.
Jan Is and Surgeon Call.
Point Hone was reached on March ft. whero
thoylenrni'd that tho peoplo at Point Browor
wero all right. Lieut. Derthoff remained at
this plaeo to receive nnd earo for any of the
whalers who might leave their ships to trytho
otorland trip. Pushing on, Lieut. Jiirvin and
burgeon Call readied Point Harrow on March
A). On tho next day. hnvlnif uVelded thnt the
herd of rclndeerwould bo nil rlghtatthat place,
Mr. Lopti lolt tho pnrtr nnd started on his re
turn south. Wonl wus receicd from tho whal
ers that sufficient food was in storo to loat until
August if tho same policy ot allotment wero
followed that had been pursued in tho past.
Two cases ot scurvy wero reported.
During tho winter ono ot the crew of tho Ito
s ario anil one of tho Oren had strayed nwny
from the vessel and been fiwen to death. Ono
of tho crow of the lielvldoro was killed by fall
ing down n hatchway. Nothing had been heard
from tho Wanderer, which was believed to bo
lying off Hersehel Inland, but a mesxenser was
daily expected to arrivo bringing news of hor
Tho men generally woro till right, and hav
ing passed through tho worst part of the sea
son, but little moro suffering was feared.
Lieut. Jan-is said he would not sondany of the
men to Point Hope. IIo said that all along tho
way up. ut tho stations of the Alaska Commer
cial Coinpnnynnd of Llobea A Co.. nil necessary
supplies uvuilablo wero frtoly furnished. Writ
lug to Secretary Gage from Norton Hound,
under dato of Jon. 3. Lieut. Jarvis says:
' To-day on tho loo I met Mr. U. F. Tlltou,
third matoof whaling steamer Belvldore, ono ot
tho vessels at Point Barrow, bound out by wny
of St. Michael and Katmal with mall and news
of the position and condition of tho vossols
north, for which tho rellot expedition was sent.
On account of the situation I oponed such mail
as I supposod would give mo any information
that might assist mo fit the purpose of tho ex
pedition. From all I could learn, tho following
is tho condition thero:
" Tho steamer Orcn was wrecked trylnir to get
out on Sept. 22. 18117, a total loss, near Sea
Horse Islands, and tho same day, about four
hours later, tho steamer Jessie II, Freeman was
wrecked, alsoubouttho same place. Tho Belvl
dere was nearly out, but turnod back to savo
the crows of tho wrecked vessels, and was
caught by the Ico. Thero is n probability of
her coming out all right. Tho schooner ltosarlo
is just around Point Barrow to tho west, and
there seems a small chance for her safety. Tho
steamer Newport nnd Norwegian steamer
learless aro about flfty-flvo miles east of Point
Barrow, the steamer Jcannio about throo miles
east of Point Barrow. Tlio bark Wandnror was
last seen about sixty milos west of Hersehel
Island, and had not been heard of nt Point
Barrow when Mr. Tilton left on Oct. 17, 1807.
"It eeems probablo that all vessels east of
Point Barrow will bo crushed by tho Ico. Tho
steamer Mary D. Uumo Is wintering nt Her
sehel Island and it in probablo that tho crow
ot tho Wanderor will make for hor nnd be cared
for. Tho crews of tlio other vessels are safo at
Point Barrow, except a few who are camping
on ths shoro noar tho ships to look out for
them. Tho supply of provisions has been
taken in charge and apportioned out to last
until July next. It Is not large, but will bo
sufficient to last with tho reindeer I will drivo
there. But thore will be needod thero as many
provisions ns can be takon when tho lee opons.
"All the nath os hnvo been sent off Into tho
Interior to hunt, and I think can earo for them
selves. I hopo to got tho deer thero by April,
or sooner If possible, but I think thoy will bo
thero by that time, when tho worst shortage
will be. Tho steamer Navnrch. eauclit in tho ice
last summer, drifted to the east of Point Bar
row In Boptember. and sovon mon woro taken
from her, two others refusing to leavo. Thero
are in all about 304 men on the ships, includ
ing those from the Navarch and those on tho
Wanderer, and I should say thattransportatlon
will be noeded for about 250 when tha ice
Said by One of Ccrvrra's Officers.
From Vie Chicago Record, AnnapotU Lctttr,
"Did you expect to escape ?"
"No: we expected to dlo. Aa I hnve said, tho
sailors knew nothing of tho fato that awaited
them, but there was not an officer on tho fleet
who did not feel that his end had como. Thero
was only one chanoe. a slight possibility that
one or perhaps two of tho vessels might escape.
Tho arrnngemontof tho Yankeo fleet was favor
ablo. Tho lookouts told us that tho Now York
had gone to the east and the Brook lu was tho
only ship In sight that could outsail tho slow
est of our vessels. It was the Intention to ram
the Brooklyn Immediately and Mnk or disable
her, even though one of our vessels went
down with hor. Then It was hoped the others
could outrun the battleships. Our plan failed
because we could not get near enough to the
Brooklyn. Sho did not close in on us llko tho
Texas nnd Oregon, but stood off at long range,
nnd when tho Mnria Teresa started for hor she
mado a wldo sweep and ran nwoy. Corvera
asked Commodoro Bohley why ho did not come
nearer, but got no satisfaction. But tho Maria
Teresa was almost Instantly disabled by shells
from the Toxas, which mot her nt tho mouth of
tho harbor, nnd the Oregon was n great sur
prise. o had no Idea that any battleship could
mako her speed. It was something wo wero
not prepared for. It was the Oregon that pre
vented our cscapo."
" What was tho matter with the Spanish gun
nery I Why did your shots do no moro dam
age ? "
' First, because, we had only a few long-ranire
guns. There wero none on the (Jolon and only
two each on the other ships. Then we had no
proper rango-llndors, and our sailors lacked
practico. The gunnery of tho Yankee floet was
marvellous. Nothing llnor was over scon in the
One Thing That la Certain.
Fron tfu KnozrWt Journal.
One thing la certain the Stars and Htrlpea will
never float anywhere on the face of the footatool
OTer a peoplo who are not made freer by their rom
lng. Under the sacred folda of our banner of free
dom there can be no such a thing aa human slavery
tn any form without forcing the flag to speak a lie.
This war began In the Interest of humanity, and in
that interest It will end, maps or no maps. Wher
ever the Stars and Stripes once float the banner of
treachery and trickery and brutality can never be
raised again,
Thn Filibusters.
Oh, some won glory in Dewey's ships
And others In Shatter's tight,
All America's praise Is theirs, I know,
The glory Is but their right.
To Unbson and all of his bravo little band
Give honors the more aud more;
But what of the men who In Freedom'! cause,
Gave their Uvea up long before?
We thrill when we read ot Manila's fight
And tho charge on 1 Canoy'a hill,
Tho victory over Cervera's fleet
Prints pride to our bosoms still.
But what of the boys who went before
Tn fight with Maeoo brave)
The Yankee lads who, for love of right.
How sleep In a nameless gravel
Born Into life in freedom's land,
Longing to ast men free;
Dying of fever and hunger and pain
In that fair isle of the sea;
Tortured and alalu In the prison cells.
Dying without a cry.
Are they forgotten by all their friends!
Are they not wurtbaslght
Oh, gie all praise to our heroes, then,
Dewey aud Schley and all,
Capronand Flah and all the rest
Who answered their country's call.
Don't take a word from the volunteer
Of the praise that be now enjoys.
But spare one thought In the midst of It all
for tha filibustering boya.
i aUooxLXK,Jtuaa. o. L,.a
trnBKZT atop iasponr.
Condition nf Agrtenltarnl Btnplei In Varl
nut I'nrtt of the Cottntry
WAsniNOTON.JulyW.-Tho weekly cllmatlo
nnd crop bulletin Issuod to-day by the Agricul
tural Department gives tho following summary
of orop conditions: .
Tho drought conditions ot tho provlous wcox
in tho States of tho central alloys and lake ro
glon hnvo been rclloved In regions only, and nt
tho closs of tho week ondlng July 26 rnln is
needed over tho greater part ot the lake region.
Ohio. Mississippi and Missouri valleys. In parts
of Now England and tho mlddlo Atlantlo States
and tho greator part of Texas, while
parts of tho oast Oulf nnd south Atlan
tlo 8tatos havo suffered from oxoosslvo rains.
Comparatively fow local storms of sufficient
sovcrlty to damago crops havo boon reported.
Light frost occurred on July 20 in North Dakota
nnd extreme nortliorn Minnesota, but caused
no serious Injury. Tho weather conditions on
tho Pacific coast havo boen generally favorable,
but In Washington tho high temperatures of the
previous week have shrunken grain to a some
w hat greator oxtept than previously reported.
In tho great corn 8tntos of the control vol
loys, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois,
Indiana, and Chlo, which produce considerably
more than half tho entire product of tho unitort
States, corn Is generally in need of rain, and In
Iovva nnd partH of Missouri tho crop Is threat
ened with serious Injury unless rnln oocurs
soon. In tho Houthorn States continued fnvor
ablo reports coneernlng corn, which is matur
ing: rapidly, aro received. , ..
Inter wheat honest continues on tho North
Pneltlo coast, lmWng been practically completed
during the previous weok In nil districts east of
tho Itocky Mountains, nnd In Oregon It Is turn
ing out bolter than expected. In parts of Waslv
lncton. howover, hot winds of tho provlous
week havo caused tho grain to shrink mate
rially. Spring wheat harvest Ib woll advancod In the
central parts of tho spring wheat region, and
tho crop Is maturing rapidly nnd well in the
northern pnrtH. In Oregon spring wheat Is re
ported nearly as good as winter, which is on
iinprecodently good crop. In Washington spring
wheat harvest will begin In about ten days.
Hupoitsot rust nnd shedding, though prob
ably somewhat less numerous than In the pre
vious week, c-outluuo from tho central and
eastern parts of tho cotton belt, whore exces
sive rains in homo regions have caused too
rapid growth ot stalk. The stock Is In needot
cultivating In parts of South Carolina. Missis
sippi and Louisiana, somo fields on lowlands
of Mississippi having been abandoned. In
Texas the crop is generally promising, but boll
woet lis are Increasing, and it needs rain In lo
calities. Picking lias bngun lu southern Texas,
and cotton Is beginning to open In southern
lteports concerning tobacco aro genornlly fa
vorable, except in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and
parts of Ohio and Kentucky. Beoent rains,
however. hao Improved the condition of tho
crop in Maryland, whero a comparatively small
area has been planted. In Kentucky the crop
lsof poor color, slondor stalk, nnd Is "Froneh
inc." In Virginia tho outlook is exceptionally
faorablo. Cutting and curling progress In
the Carolines. Florida, and Texas. Somo
ploughing for fall seeding has been done In
Tennessee, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, and
It Has Not neein Injured by Hot Winds
Much Ilatn Tailing.
Lincoln, Neb., July 20. In view of the num
ber of telegrams recolved throughout Nebraska
during tho past few days with reference to tho
condition of corn slneo hot winds were reported,
the State Board ot Agriculture has Issued this
"Telegrams from tho various corn producing
sections of Nebraska on the condition ot that
corealgivo no cause for alarm. Much rain has
fallen whero most nf odod during the past forty
eight hours. Heavy rains fell all over western
ebraska on Monday night, extending into
Kansas and Colorado. Nebraska corn has not
boen damaged to any appreciable extent by the
drought yet, and with one moro good rain with
in tho next two woeks the crop Is certain. Tho
acreage, however, will bo nt least 20 ptr eent.
less than last year. Tho yield will average
forty-llvo bushels to the aero."
Motions to Compel tho Comptroller to
Ilncognlze Ante-Consolldatlon Donds.
Motions woro mado before Justlco Bookstaver
of tho Supreme Court yesterday to compel
Comptroller Coler to pay the Interest on bonds
issued last year by Westfleld. Korthfield, and
Southflold. 8. I., nnd Whltestonc. Hock away
Beach, and Jamaica. L. I. Tho Interest Is duo
in some cases slnco Jan. 1 and In othors slnco
July 1. Assistant Corporation Counsel Sterling
said that litigation was pending over the legal
ity of somo of the bonds, nnd the Comptroller
would pay tho interest as soon as he settled tha
matter of liability.
Tho bonds were issued after It had been de
termined to consolidate tho various municipal
ities now composing tho city ot New York, but
It was explained on tho argument that tho pro
ceeds of the bonds had either been usou in
publlo Improvement or had been turned Into
tho treasury of the enlarged city.
To tttt Knrroa or Tin Bok .yir; The moat con
temptible piece of hypocrisy whloh even tha
irorW haa yet furnished forth Is Its offer of f 1,000,
cloaked in the guise of a monument fund, aa a bribe
to the conscience, the fairness, and the pride of the
people of this city. Stooping even lower still. It is
put aa If suggested by a "Header of tha ITorfd,"
when it has no other motive than to hide the foul
hand which has struck its cowardly blow at New
York's brave aona. It Is a " sop," a peace offering, a
miserable, sneaking subterfuge Intended to blind the
people, both of New York and of the country at
large. Its effrontery Is aa brazen aa that of a harlot
who would hope by a single Lisa from polluted lips
to atone for the wreck of a soul.
But, aa the hearts and prayera of tha people have
followed their hiatorio representativea, aa they have
grieved over their losses and exulted In their victory,
so will their Just resentment fall upon this alien
sheet, this traitorous pest, and refuse to be calmed
by this bribe, emanating from the bualness offlce and
offered to stem the tide of decreaatng cash receipt.
Happily, the Seventy-first needs no monument from
the !'ord, a jackal that would open 1U graves and
despoil them even of their honor, and doubtless the
regiment would again credit itself in spuming the
offer the mockery of an advertising scheme In tho
masquerade of a monument! aye, a monument, not
to the Seventy-flrat, but to the duplicity of a journal
that baa not the courage to eonfeaa an error and
make aa honest, manly apology for an Injuatloe.
Wo know only too well what this offer means. It
la Intended primarily to blind the people, to bolster
up circulation, and then to furnish gronnda for aomo
nd nauitam eelf-adulatlon, "The TTortd did HI"
"Look on iia-it'a all ourst" "The Seventy-first
never would havo enlisted but for the lPrfT mon
umentl" "Jullua Casar cablra congratulitlona to
the World)" "Tho Lord made heaven and earth,
but we did everything else!"
Tho names of the dead heroes of the Seventy-first,
" Uko the ashes of the Just,
Will blossom aud sweeten In the dust."
let not their fair nainea be aullled, their valor
Blurred, their history clouded by the acceptance of
any offer from tho ITerfd. If you have any monu.
ment to offer, Mr. Pnlitier, let it be in just reparation
to those whom yon have Injured, Your bmintti man
agement abaft of granite can never atone.
Aw AlusieAir.
Municipal Buildings on Governor's Island.
ToTHeEDtToaor Tux Bus-Sir: Will you allow
me to suggest Governor's Island aa the proper placo
for the municipal bulldlnga of tho great city of New
York! Geographically this Island la almost Its cen
tral point, and in time, when Stateu Isltnd is de
veloped. It will doubtless be the centre of popula
tion also. With tunnels or bridges from Manhattan
and Brooklyn It could be made easily ccealtil
rrorn the artlatlo standpoint the site " perfect! Th.
buildings would show to great advantage from 11 J
wMer'.nn.,L,"),'1,ld.,w!llt0 "" beauty oOho harbor
which is the chief glory of Now York. ThSy would"
be relieved from the dwarfing Influence of In? hid.
eoua high buildings with whlrh Manhattan la dia
figured and the city would be relieved of ih .t
nwt nfa alt. lu tha midst of them. If a portloTSf
the island were retained br the nJf-;r. '
building, for its own use. Mouch the '?' &
these could be made to add to the splendors of iI
general composlUnn. There would be iufflcUnt soieJ
not only for the buildings, but for ample around,
about them. What other cltr bat inch arhancat It
r.?tUVh U ej"7 V " enthusiastic oS the sublect!
but the advantage, are so appareut It teema im.
uecSIT,"";nore- Youraverytrilv. un
85 Wau,w..Jnly25. iCuw TLxaa.
The Ilattle of Vnrntlon Sites.
To thx Kniron or Tar Btw-Kr. There is no
reason for the vacation aoeker to go aa far aa IUmielr
Uke for auoh txneflta aa described lu Tuesday's
Bust. Illgbt ouSUten Island, one hour from hou.a
!? ?""?! rr'6c nulet can be eeeuredi fine .ccn.rr
Hlt?tS,""l".tr' One Mew of lower bar. llihlanTa"
nd Hook." magnificent n.hlng, plenty of roi.
boats .and eailboau. the best roads i In T the nSOFYZl
wheeling, snd the , finest coJntri ? scenery. SnesUii
well water, vegetables grown In the garden ThoAYJ
fuXUr.S.nutfl3 Sl
yjrrhour.Urra.Kand,. per &$&
ovn iTAnnon ittrnorEUKSTs. ff JmM
Mnjnr Adnmi Ileport s on the 'Terk of? tt jBiH
Tear In the ChnnneU. awlisssi
Washington, Julr2fl. A report on ths Im- tl
provements In Now York harbor during th H
year ending on Juno 30 has been made to thi B
War Department by Major H. M. Adams, Corn H
ot Engineers of tho army. In ropnrtlngontht QBH
present condition of improvement Major Adam fiPH
says that tho Improved channel from dee pwa. H1H
tor below thn Narrows to deep water beyoni IKjLHI
the bar hss a depth ot .10 feet at mean low w&. IHi H
tor nnd general width ot 1,000 feot throughout HrH
At Northern Rhosl the 30-foot channel hat HjH
been widened to 1,700 feet by the operations o B jH
tho last yenr. H H
Major Adams says that future appropriation! H jH
should bo applied to removing such shoals at IH HH
form from time to time in the channel and In Ut UM
Increasing tho width ot tho channel, espoolallt
nt places where shoals nre most likely to bt JMIMI
found. Tho project of improvements In tin
East Jlivor and Hell Gato Is nearly completed, &
and ths appropriation ot now funds for finish. nKlHl
lng the work Is recommended, iTJB Hsi
Tho Harlem River project, Major Adamssays, IMt
had a good deal of attention during the roar, nHHai
It is still necessary to widen the channel to th (si
full width of too tn 400 toot, and to deepen to HJ
eftoen feot where that depth has not nlrendr H HB
een obtained. Funds nre still needed for this H WKk
Govrnnus Creek has been deepened to twen- H H
ty-slx feet nnd widened to l'.5 foet. About
one-half of this project should be completed
during tho next fiscal year. Hay llldgo Chan- H
nel, Major Adams says, has been dredged 800 yM Bl
foet wide and twenty-six feet deep at mean U sHai
low water. Appropriations for Canarste Bar M
will bonppliedto koeplng tho dikes In repair
and to maintaining and widening thedrodged
No work was done on Port Chester harbor JV H
last year. In flushing-Bay 4.003 linear feet of VH
diking have boen built along the dredgod chan- Ij
nol. V3 HI
WAR JVBrESVJS decisions. H H
Replies by the Internal Revenne Tlareaa ta 9 JH
Specific Cases. H Jfl
WiBniNOTON. July 20. Tho Internal Revs- & SJ
nuo Bureau to-day twice rovorsod Itself In mat- 9H
ters relating to the War Revenue bill. It was H BJ
held that "tickets received at a bank and paid 1
the samo as checks aro regarded as in effoot Vj H
orders for tho payment of money, reversing ths 1 9J
ruling mado tn a letter to Reprosontativo O. A. tjj H
Chtckering relative to memorandum chocks." n VH
Therefore thoy must bo stamped. jj UM
O. C. Montgomery. Recorder of Soeds at WIN y! Um
mlngton. Del., was Informod that the cortlfloata) I
ot acknowlcdgmont to deeds, mortgages and j !
similar papers was doomed to bo a part ot tho 9t
document, aud as such not subject to the 10- JBB
oont stomp. It had beon previously held that '!
tho stamp must be afllxed.
Every aeparato nowspaper bundle, tho bureau
says, must have a bill of lading and a stamp.
Duplicates of brokers' rates or memoranda of I
sales need not be stamped. Checks Issuod by H
Clearing House managers to settlo tho balances 9H
botween banks must be stamped. An order H
upon an emplovor given by one employee to an-
other or to another person for thepaymontot (H
wages due mutt bo stamped. m
Representative J. J. Gardner will ho Informed m
that mereantlleor retail Uquordoalors'lleenses. H
being required br the laws ot New Jersey and H HB
the ordinances of Atlantlo City as a part ot the
taxing power of the State and municipality, are 9
not required to be stomped, being exempt Hal
under section 17. HJ
People Scuttled for Safety Wben IfMj't H Uk
Threatening Warships Arrived. BJ
The Atlas lino steamer Alleghany, whloh or- I
rived yestorday, brings an Interesting story of jfi H
the arrival at Cartagena. United Btates of Co- flj aj
lombia, of the Italian warships which were ffl M
sent there to compel the payment of an indem- IH m
nlty claim. The Alleghany arrived at Carta- H !9
gena on July 10. Tho people were then much BJ OB
excited over a vessel which had been seen off Ej M
the coast, and which was believed to be a Span- H m
lsn privateer. On July 14. Capt. Low says. HI al
four warships wero sighted off the eoa st and H 91
there was great rejoicing among the people, 91
who believed they were Americans, nnd they H Hi
were delighted at the prospect of a naval fight. jfli
Thoy climbed tho hills by thousands and aB
crowded tho roofs ot the houses. When ths Wl Sal
war vessels steamed Into the harbor, howover. m,
with the Italian colors flying, and the Italian M flj
Admiral sent word ashore that unless the Car- VU fli
ruttl claim, for 250,000 wo paid at onoo the fl 9J
Dlace would be bombarded, the people made a 91
rush for tho cellars. m
When Capt. Low left Cartagena the Italian Hj
Admiral had postponed the bombardment be- H
cause of the protest of the American Consul. ) 81
Prices Bettored In the Wett and Apprehots- H 9J
tlon Regarding the East Removed. H BJ
In responso to an invitation sent out by Prest- 9j BJ
dent Maxwell of tho Jersoy Central and Presl- 9
dent Olyphant of tho Delaware and Hudson, the I H
presidents ot tho anthraolto coal producing and H H
carrying companies met yesterday afternoon in .fl
Mr. Maxwell's office to confer In regard to tho jB H
coal situation. President Sloan or tho Lacks-
wanna did not attend, but his company was m Bi
represented by Vice-President. Holden, and the H BJ
Reading by Soles Agent Henderson. The eon- N BJ
feronco lasted more than two hours, and
those who attended it wero reluctant to I
give any information as to the result. BJ
It was learned, howover. that the advance fl
In prices In ths West ordered by the Lacka- BJ
wnnna had been ordered also by the other com- uS' fl
ponies, and that this was regarded as removing wl'
the danger or, further cutting of prices at tide- mto
water points in tho East. Restoration to circu- 9B (fl
mr prices Is expected to follow hero and a re- (flf
ductlonof output in August tn order that the KB?
market requirements may not be exceoded.
Secretary Palmer! Plant to Give thn Hoys H I
In ths Field the Right of Franchise. M M
ALBArrr. N, Y July 26.-Secretary of State M I
Palmer has made groat progress in tho work of I H
making it possible for every New York State U 9
soldier and sailor at tho front to votn at next I 9
fall's eloctlon. To-day ho telegraphed Col. 9
Barber and Lieut.-Col. Btocknole ot tho First j
New York Stato Volunteor Rcglmont at San Hi 9
Francisco, asking them to forward to him be- 1 9
foro tho regiment soils for Honolulu n regis- 1 jfl
try of nil New ork State men in their regl- 9
ment who aro entitled to vote. A similar re- 1
quest will bo sent by the Hong Kong cable and 1 flj
a despatch boat to Manila, asking the com- fl M
manding officer of the Astor Battery, stationed Q . 9
there, to at once forward a registry of the New Q M
York State electors in his command. fl
n-Brt.Vlry.PaJ.mTniV8PPointodMBJor0enrg D 9
JJ . Hobbs of this city to go to Cuba and rorto I 9
Itlco and secure a registry of the New York , 9
Htato mon In the army andnavy at thoe placet. (
The necessary roglstry books and clectloa ,
blanks will be printed by next week. j
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Commissioner Scett Glvet Advice to Arrnf
Men now to Treat tlin Company,
WAsniNOTOH. July 20, Commissioner Scott
of tho Internal Revenue Bureau has tent ths
following to Quartermastor-Gcneral Ludlns
ton: "In case of persistence by agents of ths
Adams Express Company in their refusal to
accept Govornment goods offered for trans
portation by express, I suggest that stamps bs
aOlxod to the receipts tiy those who offer ths fl
goods and that accurate account be kept of all 8
stamps applied i also that tho facta bo reported g
to tho auditor tor tho War Department with re- 1
quest that no moro payments bo mado on an- B
count to the Adams Express Company for ser- I
vices performed by It on behalf rd tho Govern- I
ment until an agreement shall he reached for H
the future discharge oT Its obligations in this 8
respoct," g
An Old MossnrhllsrtU I-nwtVIU Keiep Them fl f
Awny from a Hcottlth Gathering In Dotton. H J
Hostok, July 20,-Gov, Woleott has been M
obliged to retuse permission to tho Highland B
Cadets of Montreal to participate in the Snot- R
tlsh gathoring which Is to bo hold in this cltr M
In Bepterabtr. because of an old atatuto ot th? m
Commonwealth whleh forbids the carrying of 9
ttr,nt?,bTBnr,PrBft,llratlo''outsldo of the State Ji
mllltla and tho Ancient and Honorable Artll- m
jeryCompony ot llotton. It Is probable that M
H!Jaw-.1i'llLbi0BnV,n,led thB oxt Legltla. (S
Jf'AV""0 "ojfrnor will have nuthoiity ll
to ubo hisjudgmeut in such oases. MR
Noon No Longer P. M. ftS
From IKt Baltimore Sun. mi
Brimrro. Va July 21, John A. Noon, assistant VM '
Poetmaster hero, waa to-day appointed deputy cob
lector of luternal revenue, and immediately resigned iS i
bit position in the Pott Offlce, fcl
A Light of Foreign Journalism, ?
From tkt St. Jamti't Oaitllt. jfli
At the beginning of thla year Commodore Bohley, 9H
the victor of Manila, waa second on tha list of Cap- 9j
talntaadoominandUigthterttlMi New York, gaavf I 9f ''
aa bring foorUi. -.- nw

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