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The result regarded by the Convention as the first in importance, namely, the suppression of Bryanlsm in the platform, has been accomplished, and the appeal Is made for the support of the thousands of McKlnloy Democrats of 1894 on tha (round that " we adhere with stead fast fidelity to all the principles and poli cies of Jeffersonlan Democracy. " Democrats who worship the name of the party rather than the principles' that made them part of It may attach some lmpor tanoe tothlscarefnlly made cover for Bryan lsm. Tho precise measure of Its worth Is found In the comparison of the resolution adopted by the New York Democratic Btate j Convention In June, 1890. before the party assembled in National Convention in Chica go, and the resolution adopted In the State Convention in September following. The June deliverance was this : "We ar opposed to tha free and unlimited coln we of silver. In tho abeenoe of tha oooperetlon of other great natloni. Until lntamatlonal cooperation far bimetallism can be secured we favor tha rigid maintenance of tha praaent gold atandard aa essen tial to tha preservation of our national credit, tha redemption of our pubUo pledges and tha keeping Inviolate of our country's honor." In the face of this the evasion attempted yesterday at Syracuse is as cowardly as it Is weak. Nevertheless, the New York Demo cratic State Convention of September, 1896, glorying In party loyalty, "unreservedly Indorsed" the platform adopted in Chicago, declaring that, "never in the history of the Demooratlo party has a platform been writ ten which embodied more completely tho Interest of the whole people." That Is what the declaration of yesterday Would blossom into at another command of the National Democracy to take up Bryan lsm again. That is what tho New York Democracy again declared itself to bo in 1897, when tho Hon. Edward MiritPHT, the Senator chosen by it, voted for the Teller resolution. Friends of honest money, and all it means, will vote the Republican ticket, beaded by Theodore Roosevelt. The Wrong End of the Telescope. This extract from the Syracuse platform f 1898 Is not the least marvellous product of a marvellous year: " Batons In canal management la the supreme la Sna of tha hour." Gosh ! What an acute sense of compara tive magnitudes ! We may remark incidentally, however, that so far as honest management of tho canals is a detail of honest administration of State affairs, Theodore Roosevelt Is one of the best qualified men in New York to guarantee it and insure it. I-.llfloI Km. ?heodore Roosevelt -.live of the now na aspiration, which he i an Indication and a progress and elevution a groat events of the lORtillties in tho war upted by an armiBtice ttlations for peace, a mudo throughout tho ipular attention from rar and llx it on tho which como as the III of the solf-sacrulce of t was to turn exulta to repining over tho ivh great when that union lifo and health. In his diocesan ad ky, that wo "ought J to tho fact that we y task against a very war between civilized n easy task. It is al ondous difficulty, and problematical. When war with Spain she in the size and traln d in the classification accepted by all the ivy was put ahead of 1 our ships and the a contest with that al--y, and ran the hazard recent modern naval lament to the test of first ttmo. It was not owhere In tho world It was a task which to the utmost. So harder task than our troops in the battling against a lish army, against structive and against Lies rarely exceeded, Is d described In military klt and his comrades vould not agree with King it "a very easy eble foe." j Infer by any means raged in the concerted he achievements and with a view to political o spoken, but only call siderate remark as an nent which that spirit loount. It would stifle irles of the war under i accusations against lecylng the difficulties exaggerating tho ac suffering, Col. Roosevelt, made npcralivo popular dc wever, that the spirit h the war to owift and s still animating the hilled by such devices, tate and in all America completely and con je of sentiment which I which demands that And material, shall bo garnered In their fulness by ths national policy. Is TJKtton Boosmv-t-. He repre sents bettor than any other the new and progressive spirit of America, and as such lie is recognized the Union over. He is Young America In Its boat and high est sen so ; aggressive, confident, coura geous. Obstacles and difficulties do not appal him simply because they strain the endurance and demand an abundant reserve of strength snd fortitude to battle against them. Ho belongs to the generation on which will fall the burden of sustaining the responsibilities of the new and larger career awaiting this country, and hs represents Its fullest vigor and self-confidence. During many years this country passed through a period of Inslnoere and trivial politics, from which the moral and Intel lectual nutriment of substantial principle had been expressed almost completely. Our literature suffered wofully meantime. It Is painful to see how superficial in thought, how destitute of force, how frivolous and artificial it Is. The younger generation have scorned Incapable of Infusing vigor ous vitality into It. Some of the brightest youthful intelligences, disdaining the cur rent politics, have searched blindly to find the cause of Its emptiness and to apply a remedy; but their diagnosis has gone no deeper than the surface. They magnified mere trivlaltles Into principles of supreme Importance, and left the case worse than when they undertook to treat It. Thodor Roosevelt comes up as a leader who, we hope, will direct these minds to a truer and higher conception of politics and their political duty, and thereby strengthen their now somewhat flaccid moral and Intellectual muscle. We have entered upon a period of American politics which will furnish strong meat for men In stead of the milk for babes of a pitiful polit ical period now happily over. A National Figure. The importance of tho contest in New York, and tho universal Interest In tho fortunes of Theodore Roosevelt as the Republican candidate for Governor, aro promptly recognized by the newspapers of both parties throughout the Union. The comments of the Republican press outside of this State, as well as of the Democratic Journals, indicate that the whole country understands Just what sort of a man Col. Roosevelt is, and what ho stands for In tho present onmpalgn. There is no moro distinct figure to-day In na tional politics. There Is no more hopeless enterprise than the at tempt to separate this typical young American of 1898 from the larger Issues which are now burning in the minds of all Americans, and to confine the significance of his canvass to matters which concern exclusively the citizens and tax payers of New York. Tho portraiture of Col. Roosevelt by Republican editors outside of this State is on the whole remarkably accurate and felicitous. Tho Philadelphia Press de scribes him as standing " for clean pol ities and for good government, and for re form in its highest sense." The Springfield Union dwells on tho fact that " his whole career has demonstrated his manly Inde pendence;" and depicts him as "a pop ular idol, noted for his uprightness and his straightforwardness." The Portland Press points out tho circumstance that while his brief career as a soldier has been excep tionally brilliant, "ho has other claims to public confidence far more sub stantial than that. His career as a civil administrator has been longer than his career as a soldier, and quite as distinguished. As Assistant Secretary of tho Navy ho doubtless contributed very much to bring that arm of the service to its high state of efficiency." Tho Hartford Courant says of him: "Ho is straight forward, outspoken, courageous, more than a littlo impetuous, but level headed, self-reliant, iind independent. His stand ards of public duty aro of the highest. When ho is sure he's right, ho goes ahead with u pleasing vim." The Providence Jour nal regards him "as ono of tho most pic turesque figures in public life. To use the slung phrase, ho 'makes things hum,' whatever he undertakes." These ore specimens showing that the outside idea of tho Hon. Theodobe Roose velt's personal characteristics, of his apti tude for tho duties to which tho people are calling him. and of tho unbending and un yielding integrity of his good American soul, is perfectly accurate. Even tho Democratic and Mugwump newspapers do not assail Col. Roosevelt on the ground of personal unfitness ; they base their perfunctory opposition mainly on tho technical charge of ineligibility, which now is water-soaked ammunition. The Philadelphia Record, with Its Mugwump impulse to deplore everything that is really good, truo and beautiful, records sadly its conviction that " only a magnetic candidate like. Roosevelt, suffused In the alluring glamour of a successful military campaign, could rescue a party thus handi capped In the race for public honors and public confidence." And the Phila delphia Times, more cheerful and quite as candid as its neighbor, declares that It is "hardly doubtful that Roosevelt will bo elected, and that ho will carry with him tho balance of the Republican State tlckot and a Republican Legislature." Wo may reasonably Infer that our esteemed contemporary looks forward to this result without anxiety; for it adds : " He in the military hero of tha lata war with Spain, In the popular eitimatlon; he haa an excellent publlo record; in civil afTatra he in aa independent of boaa control aa the verlcat Mugwump of the lot, and ha baa ahown In a hundred instances that ha haa the courage of hia con victioneaa well aa tha puyalcal cour age to dare any peril, and thla la a combination of qualltlea that appeals to tha American people with lrreaiaUbla force. The New York machine Bepub llcana will vota for Mr. Roobkvblt because ha fa tha party candidate. The Iude pendente will generally aupport him because no bona can control him. and tbouaandaof Democrats will vote for him out of abaer admiration for his rugged nlucerlty of charactarand tha daahiug courage he displayed on tha battlefield. Ever body admires a hero, and tha New York Demo crats are no exception to title rule. It will maka very little dutcrence who the Democratlo State Con veatlon. which ineota in Syracuse to-day, may select to oppose ltoosRvcLT. Thla la Kookevkltb year, and ha will easily win out against any oombinaUona that may be formed to defeat bla elecUon." Such is the general tone of the Democrats, the Mugwumps, tho Independents, and the half-Republicans outside of Mow York State, so far as their remarks have reached this office. It is well summed up in the declara tion of the Philadelphia Ledger that " if The odore Roohevklt be not a mun of destiny, there is nothing in tho portents. He is fit to he :inii deserves to lx the Governor of New York." Nobody in this particular group appears to bo unhappy ovor the pros pect except tho wrotchud littlo Springfield JO publican. In whoso mouth Now Orleans molasses Is us vinegar or vitriol. Tho canvass in Now York tills year is not going to be one concerning which outside observers are obliged to hesitate in order to recall tho name of the man who is run ning for Governor on the Republican ttekwt. In a i ry part of ths Union the nam and ths political fortunes of ths Hon. T -oDoni ltooasvatur-wlll be for ths next six weeks as eagerly watched and as con stantly discussed m If hs wsrs a candidate for President. Stats Issues only? Not this year, with Roosi lt In ths field I Ths Filipinos at Washington. No harm Is to bs apprehended from the presence In Washington of Peltp-j A(k otllo and Srrro Lowes, as ths accredited representatives of AotriNALDO's Govern ment, and there Is a prospect of good oom Ing from It. The very fact that they are here gtvM support to their assertion that ths Insur gents regard Am eric as their best friend, and that "ths coming of Admiral Dkwet was the greatest day In ths history of the Philippine Islands." What AooNOrLLO says of tho desires of his countrymen Is also simple and natural. They desire first In dependence; but " If the United States Is not willing to accord usthat," then, second ly, an American protectorate; thirdly, an nexation to tho United States as a colony; fourthly, annexation to Great Britain. The third alternative Is the one they can fairly expect, except that Instead of being a colony they will be a territory of the United States, whloh Is still better. In fact, that third alternative Is ths best In every way, as they will soon see. Hawaii chose It after several years of experience in autonomy. It insures the very freedom whloh the Filipinos covet, together with being part of a great, glorious and prosperous nation. Two other things are noticeable in what Aoonctllo has said. One Is a virtual admis sion that our country is to settle the future of the Philippines. The other, that the one thing ths Insurgents Insist on Is that they shall " never be given back to ths control of Spain. That guaranteed to us, we will willingly lay down our arms and accept what the American Government believes In Justice should be accorded to us." If Aout naldo correctly represents bis fellow-Insurgents on the Island of Luzon, we need not be worried much over the trouble they will give us. We have no Idea of putting them back under the yoke of Spain. The Kvacuatlon of Cnba. Some friction In details seems to have oc curred between the American and the Span ish Commissioners at Havana, but the mat ters Involved in controversy are thus far of minor consequence. One of them is the shipment of several thousand soldiers to Spain without giving notice to our Commissioners. This may have been a technical discourtesy, since it had to do with the terms of evacuation for the arrangement of which our Commission was appointed. But it is explained that the soldiers were all invalided ; and in that cose we can appreciate Spanish anxiety to get them back at the earliest moment, while it was also not a case of removing Spanish effectives before our own troops were ready to tako their places. In gen eral, any unexpected promptness in evacu ating Cuba will not be taken amiss by our people, the main thing for us being not so much Spain's order of going as her going without needless delay. Another Incident has been the restoration of a rapid-fire cannon to the Alfonso XII., from which it had been removed to the oity. The question was whether this piece had not become a part of the fortifications, and hence ours. That matter, too, must be called a relatively Insignificant item In the transfer of an island worth hundreds of millions. The cannon could not have been very heavy, for it was dragged post the hotel where our Commissioners wore ; and this last fact indicates that the transfer was made, not stealthily, but without sus picion that the Alfonso XII. was not en titled to tho return of her gun. The preparations for removing the ashes of Columbus to Spain formed another ground of offence, Gen. Blanco's order on the sub ject having been given without consulting our Commissioners. Of course in these matters there Is a cer tain etiquette which must be insisted upon, and the Instructions given to our Commis sioners must be strictly carried out. But up to tho present the points of difference have been of minor Importance, and there is no reason yet to doubt that the evacua tion of tho island will be carried out in an amicable and satisfactory way. Out of Wolfert's Roost. The amazing influence whloh the Hon. David Bennett Hill was able to exert at Syracuse, In spite of political conditions that need not bo here recited, was one of the features of the convention. This cir cumstance can hardly fall to strike all im partial observers. Wolfert's Roost is not St. Helena. In politics, as in other things, genius, the Infinite capacity for taking pains, is power. Peter STrnrvjssANT Is avenged. Which ever party wins in New York this fall we shall have a Governor of Dutch descent. From ths Holland point of view, though. Theodore Roosevelt Is superior to Augustus Van Wtck. He Is a bettor Dutchman, as be Is a bettor American. Our German neighbor, the Slaats-Zeittmg, doubtless thinks Itself smart In beginning Its assault on Theodore Roosevelt by printing a pioture of him whloh represents him as per sonally beautiful. Even this Insidious slander will not prevail. Roosevelt will win. Demooratlo vlotory is In the air. The Bon. Elliot Dai obth. Bo Mr. DAirroBTH likes tha situation of his castle. The Hon. Champ Clark now has himself Introduced as " Missouri's greatest Congress man, statesman and orator." This is a very pretty compliment to Champ, but It Is severe to Missouri. The New York Democrats say that " they glory in the patriotlo devotion and valor of our brave soldiers." Ouo of those brave soldiers is going to be the next Governor of Mew Y'ork. The Hon. James K. McGvirk of Syracuse can console himself with the reflection that It is several thousand diameters bettor to be Mayor of Syracuse than to be nominated for Governor and defeated. Not Maria But Helen. To tie EniTos or Tata Bos Sir : Referring to your editorial in tills morning's Issue on the Infanta Maria Teresa, why not remove thn Spanish name, and in honor of a noble woman who has endeared herself to every American, cell the captured warship the Hi leu Oould? 1. K. l'A :.i Nan- Yosi. Sept. 28. ' Sir. Croker's Hat and Coat. To tsk Editob or Tub Son .Vir. The in-loaed picture is from the Htrald of thla morning. While It haa all tha appearance of being "taken from life," I doubt very muoh if Mr. Croker entered the conven tion wearing a frook east end a darby hit. N . U. Maw Teas, Sept. Is. I AW Anotrim-Tmt.wti.D mmii I A fttarUtoB Vrob View at sward's are.- aad A ortoem Kipaateto-. "rei las K (a . Europe has inst seen ths United States ad vanes toward ths south to ths Antilles aad to ward ths west serosa the Faotoo Ocean, and she says to herself: "What possesses them? What la the meaning of this nsw fancy to seek trouble with us and to make conquests at oar expense Ws never Imagined that they would bs capable of snoh a thing." As a matter of fact, Europe has no right to bs amared. It Is not a new Idea that has set ths United States In motion. On ths contrary It Is a very old Idea, sines It dates bask half a ora tory. The events which ws have Just witnessed form a part of ths programme conceived and extolled long before the war of seeesslon by an American statesman placed In ths highest rank among his compatriots, and whose prophetlo views tbey now love to recall. Ths thought of this policy of expansion has been silently hatched In the national conscience slnos his death, according to the counsel whloh hs him self energetically gave, and that was to preolpl tato nothing. But there was little difficulty In the United States In rooognlElng lt when It ap peared through tho war with Spain. The name of the statesman In question was Seward. Secretary of State during the Admin istration of Abraham Lincoln. Convinced that his country had a great mission to perform In the world, and clearly discerning that mission, ha lost no opportunity to define It and to ex plain it in publlo. It was not that he was afraid that America would deceive herself and make too sudden a bound toward her destiny, but hs had a notion that the result might bs attained by means whloh he did not sanction. An enemy of war, Seward knew very well that his gigantic dream oould not be realised without a combat He deplored that, and added magnificently. In a letter published In 1840. under ths tttls " Ws Should Carry Out Our Destiny": "To carry out that destiny the United States should pre pare themselves for their mission by getting rid of the intrusions of the Old World which still continued, with ideas of another age. upon portions of ths American soil." "The monarchies of Europe." said Sew ard in the same letter, "can have neither peace nor truce as long as there remains to them one colony upon this continent." Hs celled that buying out the foreigners. Francs did not trouble him; she was a guanNfe' m'o'iofaMr, having already sold out. Neither did Spain embarrass him. The events that have just happened appeared to him at that time already accomplished. In 1840 he counted, without any ceremony, the rulers of Cuba and Porto Rico among the foreigners who should sell out their possessions to the United States. He was also sure that Russia would leave with out offering any difficulty, and in this hs was certainly not deceived. It was he himself dur ing his term of office who purchased Russian America, or. Alaska, from the Crar for the sum of t7.20O.0OO. Ho also negotiated for the ac quisition of the Danish Antilles, and ths proieot fell through by tho fault of the Senate of Washington, which voted against it. simply because the President at that time was for it. England remained and presented, as he was well aware, the hardest nut to crack. Never theless, lie was persuaded that she, too, one day or another, would come to terms, and that all that was necessary was patience. He ad vised his compatriots to practice that virtue and to hasten nothing, to take time to digest one territory before swallowing another. There was no need of hurry. "When I look upon the territory of Hudson Bay and Canada," said he In 1860. "and seo there a population industrious, enterprising, and ambitious, en gaged in digging canals, building bridges, rail roads, and telegraph lines and organizing and preserving great English provinces north of the great lakes and of the 8t. Lawrence and around Hudson Bay. I say : ' That is fine. You are forming excellent States, destined to be admitted later on into the American Union.' " In politics he favored a system which he com pared to the ripe pear that detaches itself and falls into your hand. Mexico and the little re publics of Central America could not fall, ac cording to him. to come one after the other and solicit the honor and the favor of forming a portion of the United States. One thing seemed to him still more certain, and that was that the United 8tates could not help annex ing by force the people who would be too slow to come to them willingly. That was clear for him, who passed his time in sounding public opinion and guessing at Its future orientation. " I abhor war." he wrote. " I would not give one single human life for any portion of the continent which remains to be annexed; but I cannot get rid of the conviction that popular passion for territorial aggrandizement is Irre sistible. Prudence, justice and even timidity may restrain it for a time, but Its .force will bs augmented by compression." Half a century passed before the explosion occurred. We have just witnessed the first forced liquidation. Whoso turn next ? Lot us suppose that this preliminary opera tion should he ended. Then, willingly or forci bly, according to the known formula, America must belong to Americans. The New World will then be ready to fulfil its mission. That mission consists In stretching out its civiliza tion toward the west, across the Paclflo toward Asia. By chance or by a secret law of nature the great invasions of history always moved from the east to the west. The Immense American nation will follow the eternal route of humanity; it will advance toward the setting sun. like the barbarians of old. the Mongolians, tho Arabs, and the Turks. It will advance as best It can. but it will advance. "Our popula tion," said Seward, "is destined to roll In irre sistible waves to tho Icebound barriers of the north, and to meet Oriental civilization on the shores of the Paclflo." The American will reach Asia. Seward foretold that he would meet the Chinese and Kalmucks upon ths coasts of the yellow con tinent. He spoko like a prophet of what the American advance guard would moot. " Look ing toward the northwest." said he. "I see the Russian busily engaged: ho works with energy building bridges, towns and fortifica tions on the borders of this continent to be the outposts of St Petersburg. And I say, 'Go ahead: continue: build your outposts all along the coast : they will become tho outposts of my country . the monuments of tho civilization of the United States In the northwest.' " The American incoming tide is bound to roll Into Asia. It will neither stop nor turn ; it will advance inflexibly until lt reaches the civiliza tion of the west. Russia apparently being counted among the Oriental empires. Everybody knows that mysticism and prac tical common sense often dwell together in harmony. Illustrious and striking examples of this can be found in the lives of the saints. Seward only furnishes another example. That statesman, so practical and so unrestrained, spoke mystically of the rAle of the United States in the life of humanity. One speech that he made in Washington before the Sonato in 1KV, or thereabouts, is extremely curious. The question was upon American commerce in tho Pacific. Seward addressed the Senate as follows: "Tho discovery of this continent and of those Islands and tho organization upon their soil of societies and Governments have V"" great and Important events. After all, they are merely preliminaries, a preparation by secondary incidents, in comparison with tho sublime result whloh is about to be con summated the junction of the two civiliza tions upon the coust and In the islands of the I'aoille. There certainly never happened upon this earth any purely human event whloh is comparable to that in grandeur and in Im portance. It will be followed by the levelling of social conditions and by the reestabllsh iiient of the unity of the human family. We now sei clearly why It did not come about aoonor and why it is couiittg now." Asa matter of fact, it Is vory cleat . America must take time to gird her loins and to take up her club : In other words, to be ready to Im pose her mission by force when persuasion will not be sufficient. Ths events in the Philippines are ths prologue of ths grand march toward tbs west And when ths Americana shall have rejoined Kurops la sons portion of Asia, and closed ths ----i-i ring of whit etvlllRatron around ths globs, will they stop or can they stop T That Is ths secret of ths future. Its solution will depend npoa what they will find before them-a Europe torn and divided, or. aa It has been said, ths United States of Kurops. At all event, they Will have ths right to bs proud, because they will have carried out their dsstlny. TttK Tonnmn ttxarmM. It Applications to Land Titles la Maasa ehnastts. To Ts Ksitob or Tub Sun Sir I Referring to my letter on ths Torrsns Land Title sys tem, printed last Sunday, giving your readers a synopsis of ths minds law. I said that ths system had been adopted quits recently In the Btate of Massachusetts. I have sine been ssksd to summarize ths Massachusetts law In so far as It differs from ths Illinois law. and with your permission will now proceed to do SO. The law referred to la known as the "Land Registration Act," being chapter 603 of ths Laws of 1898, approved on ths 23d of June. 1898. and to take effect on the 1st of October. It was objected In Illinois that the Registrar was olothed with judicial powers not conferred by the Constitution on ths Recorder (ths sx officio Registrar). To do away with this ob jection, the Massachusetts law oreates a court of record, with a seal, called the Court of Regis tration. One Judge and ons Assistant Judge are appointed by ths Governor, to hold offloe during good behavior. Ths Governor also ap points a Recorder for a term of five years, who Is to be ths Clerk of ths Court Ths present Recorders throughout ths State srs to act as Assistant Recorders to this court. Examiners of title are appointed by ths Judgs. Applica tions for registry of land are to be mads to ths Assistant Recorder of ths district where ths land Is situated. After notifying all parties In terested snd the title is found correct a dscres of confirmation and registration is entered by the court stibjeot to an sppeal within thirty days to a superior court. This decree binds ths land and quiets the title thereto, subject to ths right of any ons claiming to be deprived of land or Interest therein by a decree obtained fraudulently to file a petition for review within one year, provided no innocent purchaser for value has acquired an Interest. Deeds, mortgages, and other voluntary In struments maybe made In the forms used at present, but shall operate only as a contract between the parties and as evidence of authori ty to the Recorder to make registration ; the act of registration Is the operative act to convey or affect the land, except In case of a will and of a lease not exceed log seven years. The guaran tee fund (called ths assurance fund) fee on original registration and transfer to heirs and devisees Is one-tenth of 1 per cent, on the basii of tho last municipal taxation, and. as In Illinois. Is to provide funds for paying judg ments recovered for losses sustained through the fraud, negligence, omission, mistake, or misfeasance of tho Recorder. Assistant Re corder, or examiner of title: such actions are to be brought against the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, who shall be the custodian of the fund, the principal and Income of which are to accumulate until they reach the sum of $L'00,(0). ami thereafter the Income Is to be used to defray, so far as may be, the expenses of administration of the act: the other fee, for certificates. Ac. are somewhat less than in Illinois. The act contains 110 sections and appears. to bo very thorough and to dispose satisfactorily of many of the drawbacks discovered in the Illinois statute : it Is true thatthe notice period of five years Is dispensed with, but, on ths other hand, the knowledge that each title will bo judicially passed upon by a court of record before registration will, no doubt, make many converts to the system. And now for some praotical way of getting thlp desired land title reform before the public: In Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, California ami other States there exist a League for Land Transfer Reform, whose ob jects are thus stated In the constitution: 1. Tho simplification of tho transfer of real estate. 2. The security of Indefeasability of titles to real estate. 3. And for the purposes aforesaid, as far as possible, the Introduction of the Torrens sys tem of land transfers, or such modification thereof as may be found practicable and expe dient. 4. The amendment of the law of real property. so as to facilitate and promote the efficient working of the Torrens system of land transfers. How would this, or somo similar association, do in this State? I hope that some of your in fluential readers, owners of real estate or inter ested in the subject, will take the lead In form ing an association to secure such objects, and feci satisfied that enlightened public opinion will soon decide the question, and our legisla tors in Albany make such laws as will relieve us of the intolerable and constantly Increasing burden now laid on real estate transfers. William Hinii a ht. 51 Chambers street. NATAL COX8TRVCTIOX STCDT. Report Against Abandoning the Course at the Annapolis Academy. Washington. Sept. 29. In a comprehensive report to (.'apt . A. S. Crownlnshield. Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, on the result of his In spection of the course in naval construction at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to determine whether that school was capable of undertaking tho instruction of graduates of the Naval Academy who desire to enter the construction corps, Capt. F. W. Dlckins. As sistant Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, op poses the suggested discontinuance of the course in naval architecture established at An napolis by Constructor Richmond P. Hobson, and rocommends the establishment of a post graduate course there. "There does not appear to be anything oc cult, mysterious or difficult in establishing such a course at Annapolis," he says. " It sim ply needs to be organized and put in operation, (subsequent experience will dictate the modifi cations that may be needed, and the necessary changes will he completely controlled by the department. The whole iprestige of the Gov ernment is at Its back. Students in going about the country as a class. In visiting tho different navy yards, stations, shipbuilding yards, machine and electric plants of all sorts, Ac., would be received with the courtesy always accorded to the Government. There never would be any question about that." Cant. Dickins speaks in complimentary terms of the Institute of Technology's course, but points out that it was established with refer ence principally to the designing of merchant vessels, and that It is admitted by the professor in charge of the course that to prove of value to graduates of the Naval Academy lt would need considerable revision. CHATLAI1T M'IKTTBX'B TRIAL. It Nan rows Down to a Question of Voracity Between the Wltneaaea. Dam a. Col.. Sept. 20. The trial of Chaplain Mclntyre has narrowed down to a question of veracity between his witnesses and those of the prosecution. This morning, after Intro ducing Mr. McHenry Courier of Greely, the Judge Advocate announced his case closed. Mr. Courier slm t)l y corroborated the previous testimony regarding tho chaplain's statements asset forth In the specifications, which aro based on the newspaper reports of tho lecture. Attornoy Doud, who is conducting the exam ination for the defence, brought forward State Houator Schormerhorn.'and after him Joshua Wilson, clerk In a wholesalo house, both of whom denied emphatically that tho chaplain's lecture reflected aught but credit on Admiral Hampsou and Capt. Evans. They character ized the utterance of the phrase "Fighting Rob" as being humorous and by no moans sneering. SO IiRAlSAOK AT V AW SON. Good Reasons for the Typhoid Fever That la Now Prevalent There. Ottawa. Sopt 20. Mr. William Stuart who has just returned to Ottawa from Dawson City, says that the sanitary conditions of Dawson are very bad, and are decidedly favorable to ty phoid fever. There are about 10,000 people living in Dawson without any drainage or sani tary system of any kind. The majority of these people are campud along the banks of the Klon dike River, from which they use water. This water haa become contaminated with refuse and tilth. In tho hospital the men are well taken ears of at a moderate charge. Each minor contributes ICO per annum toward the muintenauoe of the hospital, and If taken sick has the privilege of entering it. Dawson Is built on an ancient sand bar. and all the filth from the camps along the river higher up flows through the city. Depew I.uriility. To tub Kiutob or Tbs Bus Sir: Will you kindly Inform me what Dr. Depew means br the word lurid in the eentence, "So long as tha publlo did not un derstand him there waa plenty of lurid Unsuase and gnashing of teeth" used in his apeaeh nominat ing Ool. House velt? Pees ha mean Aery, fierce or ardent t If ao, I fear the Doctor la In error. Kbw Yobb, Sept. 28. a. i. 0. Undoubtedly Dr. Dapaw fall Into that volgar error, bat lt moat b remembered that tha oarae of buai aass alt heavily ea the aloettas of laagaage. I crr. mahaw wm am maem. Th W aval Authority Classs- pgy Doloarat to ths T. OaraewsJ ftoavs s . With ths religions sr-isss hsM T afternoon In Grass OhapsU 414 Bast jTo-rtssnth street sftor ths regular work was ovs urn annual convention of ths ProtoJstMt Wlscopal Ohnroh of ths Dloosss of Wsw Tork was an Ishsd. For an honr or so tbs asssmblags pot off It solemnly clerical dsmeanorand wsntln for slecttoneertng with a vim which suggested that the Church militant Is not yet wholly out of dste. Ths occasion of ths brisf entrance of politics was the election of a dspoty lsy dais gate to ths General Convention, to bs hold ! Washington next month, ths death of Stashes P. Nash having Isft a vacancy In ths list as mads up last year. Ths candidates wars John Alexander Real!. William Jay. Ogpt A. T. Mahan and George Zabriskl. At Brat it was supposed that Mr. I5at)tls1s wool, bs elected, bnt Mr. Jay showed nnsx psstad strength, and Oast. Mahan loomed np as a dark boras. A majority Is necessary for election, and as soon as Capt, Mahan 's friends discovered that hs had a ehancs they began to work Ilk beavers, with ths result that ths Brat ballot stood: Mr. Jay. 17: Capt Mahan. 19. aad the rest scattering. Here the morning session wss declared adiourned, Rishop Potter re marking that ths delegates might bs In bettor condition to consider ths matter calmly after sating. Very little sating did Capt Mahan'a friends do. Instoad thsy hustled for delegates, and on tho second ballot, taken Immediately upon ths reconvening of ths sssslon, ths vote stood: Cant Mahan. 19 1 Mr. Jay. 18. There upon Mr. Jay's name was withdrawn, and Capt. Mahan'a election was made unanimous. Ths othsr lay deputies chosen were the sams as last year: J.Pierpont Morgan. Wil lam Hayard Cutting and Jrranols L. Btolson. Ths following SlerloaT deputies wsra reelected : Ths Rsv. lorgan Dix, D. D.: the Rsv. E. A. Hoffman. ). v.; the Rsv. W. R. Huntington. d; D.. snd the Rev. David E. Greer, p. D. ..,. The Federate Council, both lay and olerloal. was reelected. During ths morning session the convention wss visited by Lieut. Hay n a and Herat. Rloketta of tbs rough riders, and by Rishop Nichols of California, to whom ths courtesy of a seat on ths platform was ex tended. The first part of the afternoon sssslon was devoted mainly to committee report. Then the convention adjourned and resolved itself Into tbs Board of Missions. After ths report wsrs msds ths present officers of the board were reelected. Ths Rsv. Mr. Grosvsnor of Ht . David's Church msds an earnest appeal for the eetabilshment of missions in the grow ing district above ths Harlem. Othsr speakers urged ths establishment of missions on Staton Island, and deprecated the lack of interest shown by the ohurohes In mission work. Samuel Hhlneon. a young Persian, made an ap peal for missionary work among ths Syrians In this city. A report was read from ths Mari ners' Mission regarding the sanding of literature to the sailors on our warships. Acknowledg ments have been received from every shin In the navy. A motion was oarrled that 1,800 copies of ths convention's Journal and 1.000 copies of Rishop Potter's address bs printed for circulation. Ths convention then ad journed with religious ceremonies. -m molb at rinorsiA citt. Mr, Mack ay Says Ho Took ISO. 000,00 Out of 16-Ho Thinks Well of Csnsdlsa Mines. Ottawa. Sept. 29. Mr. J. W. Maokay passsd through Winnipeg a few days ago and was asked what hs thought of ths Kootonay mines. He replied: "Some of my friends havs invested largely in the Rossland district, and I dare say I am In terested in ths success of their enterprise. There is any amount of gold and sliver in those mountains, and the mining industry will never cease. British Columbia, I believe. Is as rich as any district in the world. "A few years ago I was strolling with soma friends in Virginia City. New My friends wsrs looking down a oavity in the ground, whose bottom was lost in the darkness, at the mouth of which a windlass was slowly grinding. I said to them: 'Out of that hole I took $160. OOO.OllO.' It was one of the famous Bonanza mines, and was a pocket of crude ore. about as high as the steeple of Trinity Church. New York, and In area aa large as your City Hall Park. Perhaps nature mar havs buried such a pooket in British Columbia." RF.r. XB. ALBERT B. nvSTS WILL. A Donation of 80,000 to tho Wosleyan Uni versity as a Library Fuad . The will of the late Rsv. Dr. Albert S. Hunt who died in Brooklyn recently and left a con siderable estate, will be filed for probate in the Surrogate's office in that borough In a few days. Grace Montgomery Sands, a niece of thn deceased, receives the house at 279 Wash ington avenue, whloh was long the home of Dr. Hunt, and its contents, and also five 4 per cent. tl.OOO United States registered bonds. The Amerioan Bible Society, of which Dr. Hunt was the corresponding secretary, gets $ 10.000; the Wosleyan University. Middle town. Conn.. $30,000 as a permanent library fund and some valuable autograph books ; the Missionary Society of the M. E. Church $1,000. and the Brooklyn M. E. Church Home tl.OOO. The Brooklyn Methodist General Hospital re ceives $5,000 to endow a bed In memory of Clara Runt, mother of the testator. Grace Montgomery Hands is named as residuary lega tee. In a codicil $1,000 each is left to six relatives and friends of the testator. R. C. M. Ingraham is the sole executor. GEN. ZEE CAUSES A BANK RUN. Crowd Gathered to Seo Him and Somebody Said a Bank Had railed. Richmond, Va.. Sept. 29. Gen. Eitzhugh Lee. In Major-General's uniform. Innocently caused a report to be circulated to-day that thoro was a run on one of the principal banks here, and there was much excitement about ths entrance to tho institution for a time. Gen. Lee cams downtown followed by a number of curious people. " Dat's Gen. Lee." said an antebellum negro with great respect for everybody named Lee. In a minute the number of followers was doubled, and when the General entered the bank to attend to some business a crowd col lected at the entrance to await his return. Pos scngors left the passing street oars, men came out from business houses In their office coats, and soon there was a great throng of people waiting at the hank doors. A report was started that there was a run on ths bank, and then a general rush in that direction followed. The officers of the bank and hundredsdld not know the cause of tbe excitement until Gen. Loo came out and was greeted by some of his frleuds in ths orowd. MORE TREES FOR RTrERBWE FARE. Bids to Boplaco 18,000 Worth of Shrub lie ry Destroyed by Parasites. The Park Commissioners received yesterday bids for 30.000 trees, shrubs and plants for Riverside Park, the lot not to cost mors than $18,000. The bids wsrs called for In consequence of s report made by Mr. Rose, ths Department gardener, that parasites had destroyed many of tho trees and muoh of the shrubbery In Riverside Park, especially between Seventy ninth and Eighty-sixth streets. The bids ware referred to the Comptroller. The Commissioners decided to ask ths Board of Estimate to add $12,000 to the budget for next year, so that the Park Board could erect six permanent booths In various parks for tho sale of sterilized milk to park visitors in the summer. The President's Talagr am of Condolence to Mrs. Bayard. Wasbinoton. Sept. 29. President McKlnley to-day sont the following telegram of condo lence to tho widow of Thomas F. Bayard : " With sincere sorrow I learn of the death of your husband, and beg to express to you my heartfelt sympathy. Mr. Bayard's high attain ments ituil sterling qualities endeared him to all who knew him. while his distinguished ser ylOM to hi nguotry add bin uatne to tho roll of Illustrious Americans." Boorotary Adas Bands Sympathy to Mrs. Bayard. Wabbikoton, Sept. 20 - This despatch was sent by Mr. Adee, the acting Secretary of State, to Mrs. Thomas F. Bayard, at Dedham. Mass. : "Permit me to add my assurance of sorrow and sympathy by reason of the death of one whom I esteemed In publlo life and loved us a true friend. The Htate Department over whloh lie presided and whloh he represented abroad with distinction, pays a just tribute of honor und reverence to his memory. "Alvbv A. A DUE. Acting Secretary of Htate." Mr. Bayard's Vomeral To-Morrow. Dkiiham, Mass.. Sept. 21 -The remains of the late Thomas F. Bayard will bo taken to hi native Stat. Delaware, sad funeral services will bo held oa Saturday In th old Swede Church In Wilmington. He will be buried in thflwedesOmtory. There will bs no ser- I dm, tHuamntur mm orr ms wm gjavss MSB savin to Ool. Inger all mtost. sh to S Modtoal Collogo. S The win Of Dr. Thomas Bston Robertson, who aij died on Ssnt 6 last, was filed for probate yes- tordsy. It wss sxeentod on Jan. 14 last. and appoints William Rutherford Mead and Stanford White sxecntors, and A. H. Hummel as ths attorn sy for ths estate, the vslns of which Is pat at $6,000. Dr. Robertson left In structions that no olsrgyman of any denomina tion should act or officiate In any capacity at any funeral ceremonies over his remains, that no post-mortem examination bs held, and that hla body bo nslthsr embalmed nor cremated. Hs outs off his Wlfs. Maria W. Robertson, from any participation In his estate by ths following lftIam noVonmlndful of ths fact that I aaa married, but for reasons whloh it Is unneces sary to stato or detail here I have refrained from making any Dsqnsst or boouest to my wlfs " Mrs. Robertson reside at 2S Monadnook street Boston, with her brother. She has bsen &fe'-:0r.4d Shakj- JJ 3gar oassifo William Rutherford Mead s dia mond olaw, gold and platlna ring; to Joseph Howard. his oholcsof anyone of twenty-four walking sticks, and to A. 11. Hummel, a per sonal friend, his cbolos of any one of his thirty old and precious stons pins. The residue of BStolstotrssoThrandoutpf ths prpeseds KooOls to bs hsld la trust by the faoultr and medio department of ths University of fsr montat Rnrffiutton. Vt,.and from three-fourths of ths Inooms to toTiV puwhased yearly a microscope to bs awarded to ths student of the university oomposlng .ndjrrttJng Uto bast assay on any neurqlogloaj subject From Vb remainder of the Income a pocket surgical o Is to be awarded every year to the AM student composing sntf writing . econd 1 bet ssssyon this subject hsse are to bs known jH as ths " Robertson prises." H any surplus re- SA1 mains from the rssldnarr sstata it is to os w given to the faculty and floAPIJBirX of ths sams university, with dlrsotlsjsS the faculty purchase a large cabinet and inlor- , J seopss for ths ussof ths student of ths msdJ eal department upon condition thatit nu.bs Ait! shs snd ths physician had separatod about eighteen months ago because they wars dta metrically opposed lo each other in tet.thafr mode of life and their aasoolations. and their vlsws did not accord. Ifo said It was posalbis that shs would oon test tb s probate of the will. Dr. Robertson had a large praetlos among theatre people. XMarrr Walton's itakoni rxm v Varan m Prlsaflght to Sk raw nsno v -totw d to It Owner. Deputy Commissioner of Buildings. Light ing and Supplies WIUlamTWalton of tha bor ough of Brooklyn was a visitor to the Greater Row York Athlstie Club's arena at Coney Isl and on Wednesday night to see ths Lavlgns Krne go, and took his $160 diamond stud along. Ths gem still biased In hla scarf whan ths entertainment waa over, and to shield It from ths tempting glances of soms light-fingered person. Mr. Walton turned tho collar and lapels of his overcoat np on ths war to ths densely packed trolley cars. In spito of bis precaution, he found to his ohagrln on alighting from ths oar that the pin bad bean adroitly unscrewod from ths scarf. Hs lost no time in reporting hla loss to Captain James Reynolds, chief of the Detective Bureau, and was assured by the latter that extraordinary measures would bsTtaken to recover the pin. The recovery was made much more quickly than Mr. Walton anticipated, for soon after hs had arrived at his office in the Municipal - building yesterday Capt. Reynolds called and exhibited the missing gem. Detective Sergeants Harrington and Ruddy had corralled the pin at Simpson's pawnshop .4 . in Park row while a man, who said he was John Young of 30 Madison street, was nego tiating for a loan of $50 on lt Young was taken to Brooklyn and held for examination. He professed to have received the pin from another man, whom he failed, however, to de scribe. Capt Reynolds thus commented on . the Incident : "I hope that Mr. Walton does not feel bad because a thief was smart enough to rob him. a. man I had onoe arrested pinched my pin while I was taking him to the look-up." HAWLET ON " IMPERIALISM." i I Says This Country Can Do Anything That ' Any Other Country Can Do. Nrw Havbh. Conn.. Sept. 29. Tbs Republl- . . r-W cans of Connecticut held a meeting in this olty this afternoon In ratification of the Stats I ticket nominated two weeks ago. United States Senators Hawley and Piatt and Con gressmen Sperry. Henry. Hill snd Russell and Gubernatorial Candidate Lonnsberry spoke. Senator Hawley, who is a candidate for re election, received an ovation when he arose. In relation to' the war he said it was not a war for revenge, for plunder, or the extension of trade. Cuba, he said, had been a trouble some neighbor under Spanish rule ever sine this Government was established, and tha time had come when civilization should say to Spain that shs should quit this hemisphere efl forever. "And." continued the Genoral. "she Is going as fast s our ships can curry her soldiers to the other side. Now. what are we going to do with Cuba and Porto Rico and the Philippines? You might say keep everything wo have got. but I don't know whether we can or not But peace must be kept in Cuba. Suppose, after a trial of five or six years, lt should be shown that lt was Impossible for the Cubans to govern themselves. Then .we should havs to tako Cuba and preserve order there." In relation to the cry of imperialism. Gen, Hawley said he believed this Government nad ths power to wage war, levy tribute, retain conquered territory, and do anything else that any Government can do. "If this is im perialism." said he. "I am an Imperialist" POSTAL BUHISESS AT MANILA. Sales of Stamps at the Offloe Thoro Am one to Moro Than lS.ooo. Washington. Sept. 29. Reports ars just oomlng in to the Post Office Department showing the volume of postal business dons at Manila in the Philippines, Ponce in Porto Rico, and Santiago In Cuba. It la believed that ths h receipts will fully meet the expenditures at the servloe. First Assistant Postmaster-General Heath to-day received a statement show ing the volume of postal business transacted at Manila up to the 1st Inst. Ths United States postage stamps sold amonntsd to over $18,000. The amount of stamp issued to the Manila Post Office through the Post Office at a5Francl80o-J,;re"'ated $30,650. About 3.000 money order forms have been issued to tho Manila ofilce.;hut the returns do not indi cate the exact volume of money orders issued. About 200 men were employed in tbe Manila Post Offloe when the United States authori ties assumed control. Under the new system -, I less than twenty-five mon are needed to per- form the service, and the report Indicates that the patrons of the office are so greatly pleased with the servloe as to pronounce it the best ever experienced by thorn. m Tho United States postal agent In charge at Manila is not only performing service for our armv and navy, but the entire population, in cluding all branches of postal work. There is a mall delivery system In v cue at Manila, hut VI it is not free, a in the United States. The letter carriers are paid a cent eooh by those MM who have letters delivered at their residences or businest houses, and this constitutes their full compensation for services performed. M A Mow Color for tha Williamsburg Ferry bouts. I fl The boat of the Brooklyn and New York Ferry Company, whloh run on tho Roosevelt. 9 Twenty-third streot snd two Grand street lines to Williamsburg, will all appear in a new color as fast as they can be painted. Instead of the white color which they havo worn for years the boats are now receiving coats of dark ma roon similar to the color oftha Jersey Central ferryboats. The Oregon has already appeared ' I in the new color and is In use on the Roosevelt street line. Tal Begins Her Acadomto Work Again. New Havbh, Couu . Hept 29 -Yule opened its M luitth year this morning. The first college exercise was ohapnl. President Dwight. who re- a turned from his summer home in Litchfield on Monday, presided. Ho offered a brief prayer J hut made no address or remarks or any kind ' Only the academic and ecientitlo departments opened 10-day. I hen. are aliout 000 members in the freshman classes of tho two ileum 1 uieuts. There are no important faculty changes. iswnsii Harvard's Nkw Aoademlo Var. C'AalBBiixiK. Mass.. Sept. 21) Harvard Un. versify began its 2J2d academic year this morning, aud all day ths work of enrolling ths student went on. The number of freshmen although not yet accurately ascertained I ? ai Ktwni.,f'eiiver' m,u.1' '-er t,,au ever'bs fore. Prof. De Humlohrast. In charge of ths reception of new student, gave advice and welcome to ths nsw arrivals a the first roe? M !( !