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Tampering with the ConrU.
Within the part two day Th Stra has
tfjown by means of documentary evidence
I that virtually proved Its own validity that
the records of the courts In this city have
sen tampered with, to the end of damaging
the Bepublloan State canvass in connection
with TmeoDORB BoobkvkijT's taxes.
If District Attorney Qabmnmi really de
atres to bring criminals to Justloe, regard
less of partisanship, he will drop Ocn.
Coilts, whom he and his colleagues have
taken up for aoousatlon, and turn his atten
tion to the Corporation Counsel's office and
to the Special Term of the Supreme Court.
Knavery in the courts and among the
officers of justloe is incomparably more im
portant to be suppressed than maladmin
istration in public works.
Jefferson on the New York and East
Indian Trade.
The higher mercantile Interests of the
metropolis, in unanimously urging upon
the National Administration the policy of
retaining the Philippine Islands as so many
vantage points of commercial expansion,
are living up to traditions and follow
ing preoedents that were laid down
In the closing years of the last century.
This interesting fact la dearly set forth
in the State papers of Jefferson. While
he and Johm Adams were In Europe, im
mediately after the olose of the Revolu
tionary war, and before the adoption of the
Federal Constitution, engaged in the most
difficult, delicate and transoendently Im
portant task of negotiating treaties of com
merce with the Old World powers, the foun
dations of the American East India trade
were laid in thin olty and In Philadelphia.
Every one of those nations having colonial
possessions in this hemisphere or In the
far Asiatic- waters vigorously excluded us
from participation in that renumeratlve
oommeroe except, by the oircultous and
nearly ruinous routes of its home ports.
Even France, our ally In the war, was re
luotant to throw down for us the barriers
that she had erected in her colonies against
her active commercial rivals. Generous
In the expenditure of her treasure on our
behalf, enthusiastic In her military and
naval support, her friendship halted at the
Custom House in her home ports as well as
In her foreign ports. As to England, a
I stupid King and subservient ministries
preferred a policy of national hatred to
on of commercial conciliation. Spain was
haughty, oold, and selfish.
Portugal was the next important power
with whom it was aesirame to nave com
mercial alliance, and, when It seemed pos
sible that we might be able to effect one
with her, the merchants of this city ear
nestly pressed upon Jefferson the expe
diency of concluding arrangements for suoh
a treaty. In him they found a zealous ad
vocate. Writing from Paris under date of
November. 1786, to his colleague, Mr.
Adams, in London, who had charge of the
negotiations, Jefferson said:
" phtlsdelp his And New York data hegun to trad
to the EAat Indies. Perhaps Boston may follow their
sample. I know that the American mer-
I chants have looked with some anxiety to the ar
rangements to be taken with Portugal, in expecta
tion that they sonld, through her, get their East In
dian article on better and more convenient terma;
and I am of opinion Portugal will come In for a good
hare of this traffic with the Southern States, If they
farilltate our payments. They Portugal!
will probably restrain us to their dominions In Eu
rope. We must expressly Include the Azores, Ma
deiras and Cspe de Verde Islands, aome of which
are deemed to be In Africa. We should also contend
for an access to their possessions In America."
The prowess of our navy has now won in
the Indies, West and East, the control of a
trade for which the merchants of old New
York and Philadelphia, with Jefferson and
Adams as their advocates, so strenuously
contended in the field of diplomacy one
hundred and thirteen years ago.
The Future of Porto Rico.
The full possession of Porto Rico by our
military and civil forces is no longer a ques
tion of months, but one of weeks and al
most of days. Some of the Spanish troops
sailed away on Sunday, transports have
been taking aboard others at Son Juan, and
on the island the various details of the
change of ownership are being rapidly
carried out.
It is not too much to say that the more
we know of our new possession the greater
appears its value, present and prospective ;
but we may add that, while wo fully ap
preciate that value, it Is the people of
Porto Rico who are most to be congratulat
ed on the change, for we shall give to it
even more than It can bring to us.
Indeed, it is the possibilities of the island
under our flag that perhaps form its most
Interesting study at the present time. With
an area only about one-twelfth that of
Cuba. It has from one-half to three-fifths as
many people. This ratio of population to
"job, especially in the "absence of greet
cities like Havana, Itself suggests how
much of Porto Klco has been found fit for
habitation and for cultivation. It is, in
fact, a well watered and fertllo Isiund,
which yielded more revenue to Spain, in
proportion to its area, than Cuba, and was,
perhaps, more valuable, by that standard,
than any of her far distant colonies. A
notable fact is that about five out of eight
of the people of Porto Rico are white, an
exceptional average in tho West Indies.
In the main, too, it is a healthy island.
The climate Is perhaps too moist, and some
of the level coast stretches are Inundated
In the rainy season, but Its general surfuce
Is mountainous, as we have had occasion to
note In studying the brief campaign of our
troops, and it Is known that the climate is
equable. The hurricanes of late summer
and autumn are sometimes very destruc
tive, and earthquakes are not unknown,
although seldom violent; but In general na
ture favors the island, and the prediction
that, when good sanitary systems are intro
duced Into the cities it will rival Florida as
a winter resort, is not without foundation.
At all events It will long have the charm of
novelty, for it lias been i, little out of the
tourist path that hag made Cuba familiar.
It Is said that foreigners become swell
mated easily there.
We take Porto Rico, too, at a time when
everything favors increased prosperity. It
has not been ravaged and wrecked, like
Cuba, by war. Its foreign trade in 186,
amounting to $86,624,120, was the largest
in its history, the value of the exports then,
for the first time In over ten years, exceed
ing that of the imports. Of course the
main trade has always been with Spain, but
the trade with us stands next, and during
the year In question was over two-thirds of
that with Spain. Of late, It Is true, our
trade with Porto Rloo has been relatively
declining, being far less than It was a quar
ter of a century ago. During the reci
procity period of a few years since it In
creased somewhat, but after that it fell
off again. It Is Important to note, however,
that our exports to Porto Rico have kept
well up of late years, the falling off In to
tal trade being due to the decline of our Im
ports, so that now the exports are not far
from equal to the Imports, Instead of being
much Inferior as formerly. It Is a note
worthy fact that the exchange from both
countries Is mostly of products of the soil.
That Is tho case with ninety-nine hun
dredths of Porto Rico's exports to us, sugar
and molasses comprising 86 per cent., with
coffee coming next, and it is also true of
over three-fifths of our exports to Porto
Rico, among which breadstuffs and meat
foods are prominent.
But with Porto Rico fully ours and the
discriminations enforced by past laws In
favor of Spanish trade wiped out, there
must be a change In the currents of her
commerce. We shall expect to furnish the
chief markets for her products, and on the
other hand to send to the island more food
products than ever, more machinery, tex
tile fabrics, iron and steel. Her capabilities
will be developed, perhaps notably In coffee
cultivation. Her peaceful and industrious
people will welcome American enterprise
and capital, American progressive methods,
and free institutions. Indeed one of the
most striking events of this year was
the extraordinary enthusiasm with which
American troops wore greeted all along the
southern shores of the island. It was as if
the people could already forecast the great
future In store for them, under American
laws and the American flag.
Bryan with the Bloom Off.
Col. Hetby Wattebson, from whom the
bloom would never depart If he lived to
the age of the oldest of tho minor patri
archs In tho Bible, addresses In the Cbunr
Jcnirnal to Col. Bbyan one of the most in
genious and at the same time pathctlo ap
peals which the brain of a sagacious poli
tician ever conceived, or the pen of an ac
complished journalist ever indited.
Col. Wattebson, while maintaining that
the evasion of the Chicago platform by the
Democrats of Now York, New Jersey, and
Connecticut, "means that the silver Issue
no longer affrights the souls of conserva
tive men, being to all intents and purposes
as dead as the issue of African slavery,"
sees clearly that the party machinery, par
ticularly In the West and South, "is In
the hands of those who mado the dis
astrous campaign of 1806, and they are
bent on duplicating that campaign In
1900." That Is to say, the Bryanltes have
the power to keep at the front free silver
and the other doctrines of the Chicago
platform, and they Intend to use it.
The Cburier-iourtuii therefore beseeches
Col. liiiYAN to get inmseir and the silver
issue out of tho way of the Democratic
party by renouncing all further ambition
to be President of the United States.
The request Is not put quite so bluntly as
that, for Col. Wattebson, although a can
did man, is also kind-hearted and cour
teous. Col. Wattebson employs his vast
resources of pcriphrase In order to per
suado Col. Bbyan that he is or ought to be
a back number :
" Ho made a distinguished race for the Presidency.
But he failed of election. In any event the Presi
dency Is a prize not likely to be gained by A aecond
trial. Bnch chances rarely come to one man twice.
But, under the conditions that environ the Demo
cratic party, its candidate In the Ill-starred campaign
of 180n must needs enter the lists In 1000 most
seriously handicapped. The old issues. If not actually
weaker, yet lack tho lustre and vitality of the rosy
morning which gave them birth and life and hope.
They are being dimmed, If not aupplanted, by new
Issues which cannot be evaded. The captivating
young orator who put into his campaign such magnet
Ism and resonance, exciting in such multitudes of his
countrymen alternate curiosity and admiration. Is
not now the novel and interesting figure that he was,
but an accredited candidate for office; the bloom
worn away; the romance of the adventure and the
beauty of youth quite vanished."
For our own part, we do not see how tho
advice which Col. Wattebson desired
to impart to Col. Bbyan could have been
expressed more delicately or more consid
erately. Yet we are quite sure that it will
not bo received in tho same spirit as
It was tendered In. A man of Col.
Bryan's style of architecture never
likes to have himself shown to himself
In any other light than that in which
ho himself is aceustomed to view himself.
The statement that the bloom is off, that
Bryan is no longer tho Interesting figure
he onco was, that tho romance and the
beauty have vanished, will be likely to send
tho person most concerned to the mir
ror, Instead of to tho closet of hon
est introspection and dispassionate self
examination. And we mistake Col. Bryan's
psychology, if after having practised in the
presence of the looking glass a few of tho
favorite old gestures and facial expressions,
and having noted the continued flexibility of
his eloquent right arm and the undiminished
mobility of his maxillary muscles, ho does
not leave tho mirror thoroughly convinced
that the bloom is not off, that the romance
and beauty have not vanished, that he Is
Just as interesting a figure as over he was,
and that Col. Wattebson is a fool.
Furthermore, the Ingeniously contrived
reward which Col. Wattebson holds out to
the now bloomless candidate of 1806, in
consideration of his renouncing the am
hit ion to run for President again In per
son, and withdrawing tho dishonest dollar
from contemporary polities, is not likely
to impress his imagination, for rea
sons which we shull proceed to in
dicate. Col. Wattebson tells Col. Bryan,
In substance, that It is one of tho
finest things in the world to be a War
wick in politics; liner by far than to be ti
mere President, incurring all the worries
and disappointments Incident to the tenure
of that office. He tells Bryan that If ho
will only get out of the way of tho Demo
cratic party, as an " accredited candidate,"
he can bo an unaccredited Warwick, and
win undying fame as "a maker of Presi
dents, tho founder of a now Democratic
dynasty, taking up tho line In 1001, as
Jefferson took It up in 1801, and conduct
lug tho country through another century of
Constitutional Government and national
development and glory under Democratlo
leadership." Ho might even hope to bo
Secretary of btate under the first Demo
cratic President whom he as a Warwick
should niuko ; but the indispensable condl-
i i i-
tlon Is that he himself shall abandon the
ambition to be Chief Magistrate, and devote
himself to founding a dynasty to be com
posed wholly of other statesmen.
It Is in this extremely artful fashion that
Col. Wattf.rson attempts to convince Col.
Bryan that the Presidency Is, after all, an
undesirable office, and that It Is better for
him to be a Warwick and take his chance
of becoming some day the Secretary of
State In the Administration of some other
Democratlo statesman :
"The name of Wxawica: echoes down lb ages,
while the pigmies of York sad of Lancaster, whom
Wabwics mad sad unmade, AN forgotten, lunjsi.
J. Tii.nmt. fraudulently eiclnded from the Presi
dency, will be known and honored Of history, when
ttrnnnu B. Ham, the fraudulent Incumbent,
will be recalled mainly to tell the story of A orime
And to revive the memory of a scandal. Let no
man, and least of all men Mr. Bstak, set too much
tor by tho Presidency. 'If Mr. Ci.at had been
elected President.- said Mr. Oaoaok D. firmoi,
moralizing upon the lira gad character of hie old
chief and friend, ' he would hare been the wretched
est man that ever lived, beoea he would have been
proven the biggest liar that ever lived.' 'Bowwaa
that, Mr. rammer V was asked . ' Why,' continued the
old journalist, 'Mr. Ci.at waa A candidate, sn aspir
ant for the Presidency during quite thirty years. Be
waa an ardent. Impulsive man with a genius for
making friends. He bad plsstered the pablio ser
vice three pUes de ep with promises ; promises real
and implied, conscious and uneonsotons; bnt prom
law which could not by any possibility have been
discharged. He was an honorable, self-respecting.
proud man, and when these promises came to ma
turity and were presented for payment, and he teal
lied the situation, It would have embittered his life
and broken his heart.' Mr. Bataw oen name a win
ning ticket in 1000; and, escaping the danger
equally of election and defeat, he could do more for
hi country a the Premier of the Administration
thus bronchi in than a Chief Magistrate."
Now, If we know Col. Bryan's mind as
well as we think we know It, his answer to
this more or less tempting proposition
would be somewhat such as follows, if
translated from Bryanese Into our own
language: "You affirm, Colonel and broth
ers In arms and in politics, that the main
Issue which I represented In 1808, the free
coinage of silver at 16 to 1, is a dead
Issue, Inasmuch as New York, New
Jersey and Connecticut have dodged It;
and that it has been superseded by new
Issues which you rather vaguely describe
as McKlnloylstn, Algorism and Hannalsm,
meaning, I suppose, the general issue that
the war with Spain has been a failure. It
Is true that New York, New Jersey and Con
necticut have dodged, but Massachusetts
stands squarely, and there are a host of
other States where there will be no dodging
by the Democracy of the Chicago platform.
Suppose we wait. Colonel, till the country
and the next Democratic National Conven
tion are heard from before delivering a fu
neral oration over the corpse of free silver.
"If free silver were really as ' dead as Afri
can slavery,' If It were not, on the contrary,
a very lively corpse, from which you ex
pect to hear a good deal between now and
the next Presidential election, why should
you be adjuring me to take It and myself
out of the field for the sake of Democratlo
candidates In tho future ? I am not bother
ing myself about any dynasty whatsoever.
I am looking out for the political Interests
of WixtjIAM J. Bbyan. The bloom may bo
off the cheek, but the cheek Is yet there.
" But even assuming that your political
judgment Is accurate and that the next
great issue ought not to bo free silver, but
the failure of the war with Spain, why
should I go Into retirement as a candidate
and become a Warwick, as you politely
put it? Answer me this: Is there in
the length and breadth of the land. In the
Une or the staff or the ranks of the Democ
racy, any candidate bettor qualified to rep
resent the Issue that the war has been a
failure than I am ?"
And what can Col. Wattf.rson say to
Col. Bryan by way of rejoinder?
Bis Convention and Bis Picture.
The Massachusetts Democrats have nom
inated for Governor a member of the
Cracker Trust and they have put him on a
platform specially designed by the Hon.
John Clark Bidpath of Indiana and Mas
sachusetts. Mr. Ridpath's silver maga
zine, the Arena, having died of inanition, ho
has undertaken to edit tho Massachusetts
Democracy. Mr. Bidpath "reaffirms with
emphasis tho great and patriotic platform
of principles adopted by tho porty in Na
tional Convention in 1800;" discovers that
" the general industrial and economic con
dition runs nt even a lower ebb than when
tho present Administration was put into
power," tho lower ebb being indicated, wo
pvesume, by tho fall of the Arena; believes
that "the system known as Initiative and
referendum, if adequately applied, would
correct tho most serious abuses that afflict
our civil and political society," and fnvors
such legislation as will secure the public
ownership and control of street railways,
water works, plants for electrical lighting,
gas plants, plants for heat and the distribu
tion of power, and for the service connected
therewith.
Either Mr. Ridpath or Mr. Williams is
able to furnish heat and gas enough to sup
ply tho State. Tho trouble is to got the
light and tho power.
Mr. Williams's reputation for Demo
cratic orthodoxy Is high. He Is close to
t lie bosoms of the Democratic magnates of
the West. If he is not nominated for Vice
President In 1000, at leust he can prance in
tho next Democratic Convention even more
coltish I y than he did in 1806. His talent
for exhibition is considerable and ho is one
of the easiest weepers In public life.
Wo like to think of Gf.oboe Fbed Wil
liams as ho came before tho convention.
Mtl
"the bravo leader of tho Massachusetts De
mocracy," as ho had Mr. Ridpath call him
in the platform. Although unused to not
being a candidate for Governor, Mr. Wil
liams talked with his usual spirit. " Though
I now tnko off my epaulettes," he cried,
" I do not give up my sword," He also re
marked In a phrase once familiar in Erie
county that he had " consecrated himself "
to the Chicago platform. Through the
gonitis of an artist of tho Boston Globe we
ate able to see Mr. Williams, not, indesxt.
In the art of consecration, but at a scarcely
less impressive moment. He Is crying in
accent wild: " Let Them Beware I"
The extra number of hands indicates the
bewildering effort of Mr. Williams's ges
ticulation upon the artist. A portrait to
preserve. We can't find out from the reports
of Mr. Williams's speech whom he Is going
to let beware. Probably all plutocrats who
are not Populists, Democrats or Silver
Republicans.
Roosevelt and Germany.
The Wine- and Spirit. Gateite, posing as the
representative of the liquor trade, starts
out to defeat Roosrvblt for Governor In
company with the StaatK-Zeitvna, the organ,
not of German-Americans, but of Germans
In America. "The liquor vote of New
York," says the Wine and Spirit GateJtr,
" for tho first time since 1803, will bo cast
solid against the Republican State ticket.
If Col. Roosevelt continues he will also
have the German vote aralnst himself."
Every sane man knows that the liquor
vote cannot be solidly anti-Republican, for
the sufficient reason that under the Raines
law It has enjoyed a steadiness and surety
in its business, with freedom from political
terrorism and uncertainty, never before
experienced. We fancy, also, that the
thousands of sturdy American citicens of
German extraction, whom the Wine and
Spirit Gazette would set down as "Ger
mans" politically allied with Itself, will
hoar with some indignation Its reason for
so doing :
"Col. BoosiTir.T's so-called war record will not
help him with theOermane. The German-Americans
hsvs never sympathised with thla Spanish war,
which waa precipitated upon the country through
the criminal agitation of the yellow journals. The
war ha failed to captivate the Imagination of the
Oerman-Amerlcans. In the clubs, cafes, restaurants
and other plsoe mostly frequented by Germans.
the sentiment of disgust aroused by the declaration
of this war were not craeealed. It evoked no en
thusiasm." This Identifies German anti-Rooseveltlsm
with the original German opposition to the
appearance of tho United States in the Phil
ippine waters. It brushes aside Van Wyok
as Col. Roosevelt's actual opponent and
points Instead to Admiral Dtidbichs, the
German commander at Manila, whose in
sulting and hostile bearing toward Admiral
Dewey In the trying days in whloh the latter
was waiting for reinforcements was viewed
by every true citizen of this country, wher
ever born, with astonishment and disgust.
We believe that the vast body of busy and
self-respecting United States citizens who
were born In Germany will resent the Win
and Spirit Gazette's charge that they cher
ish bitterness against one of the most gal
lant defenders of the country's flag In her
war with Spain, by voting for Roosevelt
for Governor of New York.
We don't beliove that Diedbichs will beat
Roosevelt.
The Republican Candidate.
Mr. Roosevelt's speech at the Republi
can meeting on Wednesday at Carnegie
Hall was n vigorous and comprehensive
plea for the Republican policy.
Roosevelt Is an extraordinary combina
tion of political qualities. There is not an
Independent who does not know that his
administration will be as sternly and force
fully conducted in the publio interest as It
could bo by any Governor ; and there is not
a member of the Republican organization
who does not feel for Roosevelt tho in
stinctive respect aroused by a strong and
honorable man whose convictions make
him a partisan of the Republican party.
The solid Republican party is behind
Roosevelt, and if upon the Issues of the
time, honest money and commercial growth,
the State of New York is not Republican,
then it has lost its wits.
The honor bestowed yesterday on the
Hon. Andrew H. Ghees- was a fitting distinc
tion to a citizen of New York whose publio
spirit has been displayed to an eminent degree
during a long lite, not with a view to attracting
applause nor usually in ways which invited
public attention, but always under the Impulse
of a large-minded, serious purpose to bring
benefit to the community. The development
of Central Pork into the splendid ploasure
ground it le was made posslblu by the manage
ment and sound prevision of Mr. Green at Its
establishment and in its early stages. His ser
vices to the municipality as Comptroller after
the exposure of the Tweed ring were of ines
timable value. Tho enlargement of the area of
the city by the annexation ot the districts
to tho northward was his conception. Bo also
was the consolidation which has now made the
Greater New York, with a population raising
its rank to that of the second city of tho world
In magnitude. Mr. Green's views of tho
growth And destiny of the city have always
been statesmanlike in their breadth, and the
same intellectual foresight now leads him to
take a similarly comprehensive view ot the
development which should come to the na
tion as the consequence of the war with Spain.
Mr. Green's increase in years has brought
with it no decrease In tho vigor of his mind and
no dulness to his intellectual vision, but rather
has strengthened and broadened them. It has
diminished in no way his energy and his hopefulness.
One week from to-day (next Friday)
will be the first registration day in New York.
The last day of registration will be Oct. 22.
Hixteen days will elapse between the close of
the registry and the casting ot the vote, and
if. during that period, with the facilities at
hand for making the search thorough, tho
names of any disqualified persons appear on
the voting lists, the responsibility for such
neglect can be easily fixed.
Coin Harvey, Collector for the Demo
cratic National Committee, has written a moat
weet appeal for subscription on the dollar-a-i
in m i h plan :
" One dollar permontb, or about S cent per day,
la in the reach of each, and the wives and sons and
daughters, who understand the vital important e of
our cause, will, we believe, assist the husband and
father in saving up the dollar each month that la to
go into this fund, sacred to the cause of humanity.
It will provide the money necessary for the advocacy
of their cause. It wl 11 come from the many, who,
by their exalted example, will place political leader
under obligation to th people and the voice of the
latter will become more potent In shaping the affaire
of atat. It will be a revolution of the people culmi
nating In ths struggle of 1900."
It la suspected that the wive and son and
daughters will fail to understand the vital Im
portance of the cause, and will prefer to keep
the $12 a year In the family. Coin will have to
depend upon the plutocrats for funds for the
sacred cause of humanity.
Road carts of two wheels will be well put
on the Speedway, at least in the morning, and
two-seated wagons, or surreys, will be well put
off at any time.
Already ten men on foot go to the Speedway,
to see the fun. to ona that drive. The better
the special purpose of ths road, sport In trot
ting, Is served, the greater will be the general
pnblie enjoyment.
The continuity of culture Is shown by the
reappearanee of Pallas Athene at Kansas
City this week. Hho was "enthroned In thteup
of a lotua, her Milken robe of sua foam green,
embroidered with gold braid and garnished
with jewels." She wore "real gems" on her
neck, and "the garniture of tbe deplol of her
ooslumt" was of jewel. Among the jtwsls
. .afett.
In hr tolmet wan "a diamond Yfttaftd at a
fahulou mini, and loaned for tha ooeaalon by a
Kanaaa Olty jewrii? company. " Her raapten
dent outfit waa guarded by two policemen In
eltlrena' clothes. It seems to be the Impression
Id Kansas City that Pallas Atrekh waa the
Queen of Diamonds.
Tha New York Democratlo Convention aim-
Sly srsdsd th(hUo jilstform; II did not vote It
ewn unequ.Yorslly m tha New Jerwy Democrat
did. Boiton Kventng Xtf.f Tranttript.
Our contemporary dreams. Tha New Jersey
Democrats didn't vote down the Chicago plat
form at all. The platform on which they voted
reaffirmed their "devotion to the great and
vital principles of the Democratic party on na
tional Issues," and nothing more. It waa the
same trick that was adopted by the Democrats
In New York and Connecticut to catch hom
hlowers, whether the latter be honest gudgeona
or Democrats whose recent friendliness to hon
est money was more sham than real
COSGRA Tf'LA TKH M'KrXLKV.
Chamber of Commerce's Compliments on
the War and Ottr Attitude In China.
President McKlnley was doubly congratu
lated by the Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
Alexander F. Orr, the President, read to tho
Chamber tho follow. mt (losputch which was
approved by tho members:
'Ta tV Prttidmt, Executive Mantion, VTathington,
D. C:
"The Chamber of Commerce of the State of
New York, now holding Its first seBsion siuoe
the summer recess, tenders to President Mc
Klnley Its earnest congratulations upon the
successful termination of the war with Rnaln.
It compliments him upon the magnlllcent
victories Achieved by the army and navy ot
the United Ututes and it renews to htm uunln
the assurance of Its confidence In hU wisdom,
judgment and statesmanship In dealing with
the difficult International problems yet to be
solved. A. K. Orb, President."
The aecond congratulatory episode of the
meeting was the following statement by Ever
ett Frazar on behalf of the Committee on For
eign Commerce and the ltevenue Iaws:
"Our committee desires to call attention to
the memorial addressed to the President of
the United Slates in regurd to the position ot
matters In China under discussion at our
February meeting, and at the present time be
lieves that the Chamber Is fully justified In
expressing its high approval of the prompt
action taken by our Oovernmeut lu the de
spatch of ships of war to Tientsin for the
protect inn of Americans and American Inter
ests in Cliimi.
"I have now the pleasure of moving that
the thanks of the Chamber be "conveyed to
the President of the united Htates and the
Secretary of State for suoh prompt action
taken in the present emergency."
Mr. Fraxar't motion was unanimously car
ried. President Orr announced that he had ap
pointed Chaunoey M. Depew, Warner Miller,
Charles A. Hchleren. Francis B. Thurber. Hen
ry A. Spauldlng, Richard Young and Dick S.
Hamsay a delegation to represent the Cham
ber at the Omaha Exposition on New York
day, Oct. 8. A memorial to the late James
H. T. Htranahayi was adopted.
No Animals In Town
To the Kdi iob or Tin fliN .s'i r ! Will you kindly
permit roe, through your caluruni, to raise the
question among the residents of this city as to how
lone they propose to submit to the animal nulaance.
My characterization of them may not be quite cor
rect, for those who own parrots and permit them to
indulge in their natural proclivities and take no
pains to control them in the performance of their
imperative natural demands are the real offenders
againat the quiet and morality of the city. The city
la no place for canaries. They are deprived of neces
sary liberty and they acrve no useful purpose. All
that the city nam by permitting goats to be icpt
upon the island is the collection of tin cans being
diminished.
The number of householders in New York who do
not keep animals must be in a great minority com
pared to those who do.
It must be obvioua to every one whose sense of de
oency and comfort is not impaired by the ownership
of a city-kept animal that pretty soon the great ma
jority will come overt their way at thinking, and all
animals will be expelled. I think I am right, because I
belong to the minority, and the majority la always
wrong. We do not keep any animal, domeatic or
wild, dog. cat, parrot, goat, canary, cow, or horse.
You should publish this as you did one from " 140
West Seventy-fifth Htreet," for it treats of more sub
jects and Is just an reasonable and practical.
R. D. O.
To trk Editor or Tax Bun Sir : I am delighted
that my neighbor of No. 140 speaks hla mind as to
the disgusting nuisance caused by the owner of the
unfortunate city dog. 1 agree with him that tha
keeping of dogs in city houses Is inhuman and should
be suppressed by ordinance. If we cxnnot have it
prohibited. let us compel the attendant of doggie to
promenade him, not on the sidewalk, but in the
roadway. A dou should be kept off the sidewalk as
well as a horse, and for the same reason.
l HI West SEVENTT-rrrrn Street.
Nothing Political at the loyal Legion
Dinner.
To Tnr. Editor or The 8m Sir: In an article thia
morning, headed "Rumpus in the Loyal I,"gion,"
you aay that Lieut. -Col. Roosevelt waa introduced by
Capt. James Parker as the "rough rider from Santi
ago." Col. Rooaevelt was the guest of the comraand
ery at the request of Col. Joseph I'.xd, and cam
therewith Ucn.C)llii after their attendance at tho
R 'publican ratification meeting at CarmgiP Hull. I
did wit introduce him (that was done by the com
mander), and there was absolutely nothing political
about it, nor did Col, Roosevelt utter a word thnt was
ao understood by inc. His remarks were devoted ex
clusively to the operations before Sintiago and al
most exclusively to praise of the regular army and
navy, and personally of Mjor-Oen. Ci.atTee.
The I,iyal L mon is ai assor.aiion of men who
were nearlv all distinguished for gallant deeds on
the Union side in the civjl war. It honois those who
risk their lives in defence of the Hag of our country;
and it dors so withour reference to their politics.
religion, color, sex or " previous condition of sirf
tude;" aud dilfer as we mav in other respects, we all
honor Col. Roosevelt for his gallant deeds at the
bead of the "rough riders."
I have always been a Democrat, and if I lived in
New York ahouH vole tor Judtre Van Wyck, but I at
tho Baroe time heaitily join in the well-deaervrd
praise that Col. Roosevelt receives for those deeds
from nearly all hi fellow cithena.
James Parker,
Formerly Men tenant Commander, t. 8. Navy.
New York, Oct. B.
Ballad and Ballade.
To the BuiTOB of Tup. BoxSir: P.or Cyrano
would squirm in his graxe were he able to see the
translation of his bnliadt which appeared in to-day's
excellent issue of Int. Hun.
To begin with, tho translation i wrongly named.
It should bo " Jialladtot the Duel," and not "Ballad
of the Duel." The bnllade is a different form of
verse entirely from the "ballad." When the lal
Jadt is compost d of eight-line mIaii7.uk. like Cyrano's,
it should have onlv throe rhymes. The translation
sentby Mr. Johu llansou Keunard contains no lers
than ten! vix., uuw, ude. i, older, ardtd. it, tar,
urt. i'gs,and it. Also the word " swine," although it
enda one. of the lines, is unable to .find, alaal a word
that will condescend to rhyme with it. Further
more, the refrain should remain the same through
out, and not deviate from the path of rectitude, as it
does in the second stanza aud in the euvoy.
Thus it will be seen that the translation of Crrano's
t.nflutlf ia no imimi- at all. itiaBinnt'h as it does not
eonform to certain prescribed rules. Bitch asEdmond
Rostand so faltuf.illv observes. And yet Mr. Ken
nard asserts that none of the translations he ha
come across aaem to him to h., preserved the spirit
and form of the original so well!
Aafor me, 1 dare not think of the spirit when the
form undergoes so many contortions.
New York, Oct. 2. A. W. Tavn.
Mutilating Our Great Trophy.
ToTRREniTon orTHEftrK Stn I'nderthe heading
of a "A Trophy from Admiral Dewey," in your issue
for to-day, I notice that the HpunlH. flag of Manila,
Just received at Washington b.v Cip'. Crowninshield,
Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, hai already bet n
mutilated by some relic-hunting thiof, and a portion
of it carried away. Of all the morbid manias that
afflict ill-bred and irrvorcnt minds, that inordinate
desire for relics that would mutilate and dmttro'- u
monument, work of art or valuable trophy for the
sake of the selfish possefaiou of a worthless frag
ment is the most childish and contemptible. Auy
genuiae and reverent lovrr of relics aould be
ashamed to own or exhibit such damnable evldeuces
of hla lack of honest) , of taste and of decency.
Preservation in its entirety (when possible) should
be the firat thought and effort of all persons having
In their charge any object of historic or artistic value,
and the vandal who would aurreptitlously remove or
Injure any iHirtlou of such an object ahould be pur
sued as a thief or a lubber, and when apprehended
punished with a fine, imprisonment and the execra
tion of all rltfht-miudeu people. "Protection nl
preservation before, ownership'' hat ever been the
motto in such things of thouitauds. bcslilea one single
flirt. 20. IXDIVIPUAU
Want to Hear 'Km Again.
To the Knii'on or The Sik Sir: Though I
reached Carnegie Rail at TifiO o'clock last night with
a ticket for the big Rooaevelt rally, tho hall was at
that early hour packed and the doors wero locked
upon hundreds of peraoua who, like me, were pro
vided with tickets but were iinai-le to gain admission.
Tha disappointment was keen. Will The Btm not
apeak in favor of holding a second meeting with tho
same list of matchless orators V Hundred of disap
pointed Rooaevelt men are entitled to a meeting
which they can attend. Straight RrruuurAK.
Trick Biding In Tenneaaes.
'row Ik Lebanon Democrat.
Bunny Johnson waa riding through our midst
unday oa his bicycle,
ill.inaa.tl.ifl fil
THIt QVKBSC COMMIMIOJr.
roar-teem Artie) Agreed Cpa tha
llnsts of RerlprnrltT.
Qurkbc Opt. U. Monday nut lina bosn defi
nitely flxed upon an the dnte of adjournment
ot the Joint High ('.mimiwlon. After n va
cation of at leant a month the pommlwilonera
will meet in Washington, and alneo a form of
treaty la now a certainty aaa result of the
Commlaelon'a labora, It la desired by the Am
erican Oommls'donorathat It ahould be Hicned
In their capital. Sir Wilfrid Lourler still
hold out for Ottawa.
The commission ant to-day for about an hour.
Tho Behrlng Sea and Atlantic, fisheries quea
tlona were furl her considered. In the latter
matter there is every likelihood now that the
treaty of 1S1H will be abrogated despite the
protests of the New England fishing industry,
and that Canadians will succeed In having
accesa to American marketa for their fresh
fish in return for tho privilege of buying
bait and transshipping cargoes in bond.
Sir Louis Davles. Minister of Fisheries,
has nil nlong Insisted that the above
plan wna the only basis on which a settlement
could be reached. Me has found a great dis
position on the part of the American commis
sioners to meet Canada half way. The New
foundland fisheries question will be included
In the settlement. Kir James Winter, the Pre
mier of tho colony. Is willing to grant certain
privileges to tha Americans In the way of bait
and supplies in consideration for semiring ac
cess to the American, Porto Kican and Cuban
markets.
It is said to-day that there will be no adjust -ment
of the Alaska boundary dispute unless
Canada obtains ampin facilities for shipping
supplies Into the Klondike without experienc
ing restrictions nt the hands of America.
One result of the negotiations will apparently
be a pact insuring perpetual bonding privileges
for the railroads traversing both. countries.
The regulations, it is certain, will not be left
to the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Thus far fourteen articles have been agreed
upon as tho basis for a reciprocity treaty. They
Include manufactures and natural products.
The Americans seem disposed in the Interest
of the Montana smelters to give British
Columbia ores freerncccss to tho United Htates.
The American doty on lead, however, will not
be Abolished. Senator Fairbanks and Con
gressman Dlngley have both expressed them
selves as determined that Americana shall
ahare in the era of prosperity now dawning
upon the 1'aolflo provinces.
The negotiations respecting reciprocity in
the coasting trade on the Great I.akes have
been conducted very smoothly. An Amerloan
Commissioner said to-day that a settlement
was lu sight. The Americans will also secure
free canals. It Is predicted by the Canadians
that one result of this will be the diversion of
a large share of the Manitoba crop from Mon
treal to Buffalo.
A report having been circulated that Lord
HeiHeliell took a pessimistic view of the com
mission's work, he declares that the report is
unwarranted. On the contrary, he says he has
no gloom v forebodings upon the subject and
hopes for a satisfactory settlement of most If
not all of the (mentions submitted to the com
mission. Canadians are making much of the very
large catch of seals by British Columbian seal
ers, of which news reached here to-day, con
tending that it disproves the American con
tention of tho decrease in the seal herd.
Htrange to say. none ot the skins of seals
branded by Dr. Jordan were taken.
To-night the American Commissioners bril
liantly entertnined at the Chateau Frontenao a
hundred Indies and gentlemen. Including Lord
and Lady Aberdeen and leading citizens in
return for the courtesies extended them here.
WAR VKSSK1. FOR CHICAGO.
Secretary Long Assign tbe Gnnboat Wasp
to the Naval Mllltla.
Wabhinoton, Oct. 6. Gov. Tanner. Senator
Mason and a number of other prominent men
from Illinois stopped over in Washington to
night on their way from Newport News, Va..
where they attended the launching ot the bat
tleship named in honor of their State. The
party called on Secretary Long in a body this
afternoon to urge him to assign a vessel to tha
use of the Chicago Naval Militia. Later in the
day the Secretary assigned the auxiliary gun
boat Wasp to the service. She will start
for Chicago as soon as she can be fitted
for tho voyage, proceeding by way of the
Wetland Canal. It will be necessary to
secure the consent of the British Government
before she can go through the canal, which has
Its course through Canada, but there is no con
cern felt at the Nnw Department over the re
sult of the request, ns the Wasp will be stripped
of her guns. When the Navy Department pro
posed to send the old corvette Van tic to Detroit
roc the use of the Michigan naval militia bat
talion, opposition developed in Canada on the
ground that the assignment of a second Amer
ican warship to the great lakes would be a vio
lation of the Kush-Bagot tieaty. The objec
tions wore overcome, however, by the removal
of the Yantio's guns, and she is now at Detroit.
The AVnsp was formerly tho yacht Columbia,
built by the Cramps in Philadelphia for J.
Harvey Ladew of New York In 180S. She car
ried three tl-pounders and two Colt's auto
matic guns. During the war with Spain she
first figured conspicuously at the engagement
In the Bay of Nlpe. where she destroyed the
Spanish gunboat Jorge Juan. Tho Wasp
landed the first party of Gen. Mllea's army of
invasion at Guanica, Porto Rico. She was
commanded by Lieut. Aaron Ward.
TO ARBITRATE RAILROAD DISlVTX8i
A Board to Decide Between the American
Road and the Canadian Pacific.
Washington. Oct. 0. One of the most irri
tating questions in the railroad history of the
Ilriited States, and one that has been the pro
voking cause of more destructive rate wars
than any other, is in a fair way to be adjusted.
The American transcontinental lines and the
Canadian Pacific Railway Company have agreed
to submit toE. 8. Washburn. President ot the
Kansas City. Fort Scott and Memphis Ball
way Company. Mr. W. A. Day of Washington.
D. C.and Mr. J. W. Midglev of Chicago, as
arbitrators, their decision to be binding ou all
concerned, whether the Canadian Pacific Kail
way Company shall be allowed a differential on
freight traffic bet ween tho Atlantic coast and
certain Pacific coast points, and, if so, what dif
ferential shall be conceded to the Canadian road.
The Interstate Commerce Commission re
cently held that the Canadian Pacific was not
entitled to differentials on United States pas
senger traffic. While the Canadian Pacific is
not subject to our laws In carrying United
States traffic as our own railroads are. it appar
ently acquiesced in tho decision of the com
mission on passenger business, hut declined to
follow It In freight, traffic. The controversy
growing out of the differential has cost the
roads nffeotcd million of dollars, and for the
sako of all concerned it is hoped that a just set
tlement will bo reached.
The railroads havo selected a very experi
enced board of arbitration. Mr. Washburn is
known to be a very nhle railroad executive ; Mr.
Mids-ley was for twenty years or moro Chair
man of various traffic associations, and Mr.
Day Is a lawyer of large experience in railroad
questions, and Is exceptionally well posted in
railroad rates and traffic methods. The argu
ments will be heard in Chicago on Oct. I'.'.
POST OFFICE BALANCE SHEET.
The Beflrlt Reduced ,O0O,O0O In 1888
Receipts sMO.OOO.OOO.
Washington, Oct. 0. The work of balanc
ing the books of the Post Office Department
for the fiscal year ending June 30 lust was
completed this nlternoon. Tho receipts of tho
department for the last fiscal year in round
numbers wore 180.000.000, and tho expendi
tures SliH.tmtHM), leaving a deficit of $tUMX.
(XX). The deficit for the fiscal year of 1H(7 wna
tll.tXXI.IXXI. the receipts being $'.'.( kki.ix hi
and the expenditures Slt-.MXKMXX). These fig
ures show that while tho work of tiie depart
ment isbteudilygmwingnnd assuming greater
proportions, by economical management on
the part ot the Administration the deficit has
been ci'.t down '.,.tXX).txX) in one year. At thla
rate it is calculated that within u few years the
receipts will cover the expenditures. The re
ceipts aud expenditures lor tho fiscal year of
118 arc almost double those lor 1888.
Joseph tiitiui Patarao Becomes Joseph F.
(Jomez.
Joseph Gomez Pntacao. who was born in
Spain 'M years ago. and who has lived in Itrnok
Ivn for sixteen years, applied to Judge Uurd
In the County Court yesterduy for permission
to change his name He said it was difficult to
pronounce, and that when he uniiounccd it to
his business acquaintances they uoked lilm to
writu it out. Judge Hurd granted the applica
tion, and after Nov. Ill the petitioner will bo
known us Joseph P. Gomez.
French Plays nt llnrvnrd.
CtMHiniNiK. Mass., Oct. . The annual p!as
of the Carole Fram;alsof Harvard i'nlversity
will be the two one-net plays by Mollcre. "Lu
Comteaso D'Ica:uingas" and "Le Sicilian.''
The production will be under the direction of
M. Guibe of Boston, who staged the Cercle plav
last year The dales announced provisionally
are Dec. 10 and 15. at Brattlebill. Cambridge,
and Dee. 7 at tha Bijou iliealre. Boston.
HUMIDITY DID vr I-OttTAGK HTAMfm,
They "Got SlnrV on Themselves," as ths
Boy Hny, nnd Made Kmiless Trouble.
Much t rou bio has been caused at tlie,ii
Office by tho excessive humidity of the onrlt
part of this week. So muggy and close ttss
tho weather thnt oven the postage stamps per.
spired, and postage stamps which perspire BP(
stuck together In suoh a manner that lt' ,
strong man's job to pull them asunder Ths
night clerk came down on Monday evcnln
and found about $70 worth of stamp cltinM
in affect lonnte embrace. Thli was no joke li
him. for he Is held responsible for the alusl
the stnmps. and though tho Government WoaM
finally reimburse hltn for shortages caused by
destruction of stamps through no fault ot hi
own. It would be severs' months before In
could recover the sum In which be had bepn
mulcted.
So he took the stamps home and steamed
them. Meantime the weather was doing some
steaming of Its own. On bis return with th
steamed stamps ho found $K0 worth more of
stamps in n bunch. He laid the redeemed
stnmps down In layers and made an examina
tion of tho others. When ho turned hack to th
layers there waa but one Inyerthcre, and it was
of the thickness of several layers, lie hail to
do that work all over again, nnd he had barely
enough stnmps to supply the demand
"I've never known such weather since pn
been in this office." sold he. "Even m th
safes, the stamps got sticky. Tho onlv way I
could keep any for uso was to spread them all
over tho place, face down. As soon as I found
out the way they were sticking to tliinga I
mado a rush for my high-priced articles, tha la
and $10 varieties. Those I saved nil right, but
some of the bunches of ones and t..- wnr
double headers all the way through. Any num.
tier of people came hack here, while that
weather lasted and complained that 1 hail anlrt
them wet stamp. One old guy said thnt It
was very kind of the Government to liek hi
stnmps for him, but his tongue was in pretty
good shape and he'd just as soon do it himself
Why, just to show you how sticky everything
was, there was a man bought ten twos, toro off
one and laid the others down there on th
slab, gummed side down, while he put the en
on his letter. When he enmo to recover thorn
the best he oould do was to scrape them up
with a knife In long strips. There's the re
mains of them now. I've saved all my stamps,
hut if this sort of weather comes around attain
I'm going to apply for a cold storage wars,
house. I wouldn t bo surprised if thnt humid
noil put $1,000 worth of postage stamps ont
of business In this city and Brooklyn."
ROBERT P. FORTER O.V CUBA.
Ba Want tha United 8tates to Get Contra!
of the Cnban Custom House.
Robert P. Porter, who was sent to Cuba by
this Government to collect information on
financial and economic subjects, returned yes
terday on the Ward line steamship Saratoga,
He aald he had visited Clenfuegoa. Trinidad.
Bogus la Grande, Matanzas. and Santa Clara,
and that he had been assisted materially in his
Investigations by Cubans and Spaniards.
"The Cubans as a whole," ho said, "nr
anxious for peace. They are law-abiding and
amenable to law. The regular Cuban soldier
are a splendid body of men and they ar
patriots to the core. The Cuban regulars are L
well offloered and disciplined, and they have
my profound respect. To show you what I
think of them, I may say that In my report I
will recommend that theso soldiers be appoint
ed to act as a guard when Havana has com J
under control of the United States.
" My report will be decidedly in favor of reci
procity between the two countries. Practical
free trade between th United States and Cuba
will, In my opinion, be the salvation of the
island. I believe in the free importation of
cattle Into Cuba, to be used not only as food,
but on the farm. This la absolutely necessarr,
for the people of Cuba to-day lack tbe simple
necessities of life. Farms and shops arc idle,
and there is a great dearth of food.
"The sooner we get control of the Cuban
custom house the better. The tariff receipts
last year were only $10,000,000. This Ib a mis
erable showing. My report will deal largely
with the queatlon of revising the tariff. I will
suggest that the burdensome Spanish wnr
tariff be abolished, and that the former tariff
rating be reduced one-half. If this is adopted
I am confident that the receipts at the Custom
House will jump $40,000,000 inalde ot a singl
year.
" Look at. Santiago, for instance. That prov
ince has passed completely under tho control
of this Government, and the results are grati
fying. Tho revenues are lnoreaslng. and there
Is a general air ot happiness and prosperity
throughout thevprovince. Such results may be
expected ovor all the island In the near future.
BBTUBMCAir XDITOBS MEET.
Col. Roosevelt Call on Them and They Say
They'll Bleat Him.
The New York State Republican Editorial
Association held its annual convention at ths
Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday morning. The
meeting was well attended and was very en
thusiastic over campaign prospects. All mem
bers reported an enthusiastic Roosevelt senti
ment In their own localities, nnd the work from
now to election day was discussed at length.
Just before noon Col. Roosevelt was con
ducted to the meeting of the editors. They
rose and applauded.
" Gentlemen," said the President," this is th
next Governor of the State of New York. Every
body step up and shake him by the hand "
There was a rush for the candidate, and hs
was Introduced to each and every editor, amid
a groat deal of noisy enthusiasm. They all
told him they were going to elect him.
At 1 o'clock the mombers of the nsssociatlon
attended a reception at the Republican Cluh.
In the absence of Dr. Depew. the club's Presi
dent. First Vioe-Presldent Charles F. Homer
delivered an address of welcome, to which the
President of the association responded. There
wero several other speeches, after widen
luncheon was served. About 200 wero present.
THE BTATE COMPELLED TO PAT
11,000 for a Strip of Land the I.unaey
Commission Appraised at 91,800.
Albany. Oct. 0. The State Commission In
Lunacy to-day received notice that it would h
compelled to pay $11,000 for a small strip of
land nt Poughkeepsie which it desired to pur
chase for the use of tho Hudson IliverStat
Hospital, but for which it expected to pay only a
fair market price, about $1,800. The eommis
slon says that condemnation proceedings wers
begun to obtain possession of the land, and
Mr. Zelglor. tho owner, marshalled to bis aid
his fellow-farmers and neighbors, and n
award of $11.(XX) wits made, which was
promptly confirmed bv the court, notwith
standing the strong protest of the commission,
made through the office of the Attorney.
General. Tho commission refused to audit
the account, hut n mandamus was procured 17
Zeigler's attorneys, and payment was enforced.
CHAPLAIN M'INTTRE'S TRIAL,
The Befenre Closes and Argument lirgins
The Chnplaln III.
DitNvr.n. Oot. 0. The defence in tho Mclntvr
trial rested at noon to-day. when Hie examina
tion of Dr. Wilson, the chaplain's physlolan. win
concluded. Chaplain Melntyre was not able to
appear when the court-martial con vcneii to-nar.
being confined to his bed In stato of physical
colltipso as n result of tho strain of tho I at
three days. By 11 o'clock be was able to ntietul.
hut lookod tho sick mun his physioluu dec area
film tone.
At the conclusion of Dr. Wilson's exam. nat 1 'n.
Attorney Doud opened lilsnrgumeiii In unpftri
of his objection to tho procedure of the JUflM
Advocate In his attempt to Impeach hapiaiB
Melntyre.
The lift. John Phillip Forbes Inaialled.
The Rev. John Phillips Forbes was Installed
last night as pastor of tho Unitarian Churcbof
tho Saviour, at Piorropont street an I Monro
placo. Brooklyn, as the successor of Iho Hav.
Snuiuel A. Elliot, who resigned loncucptth
Secretaryship of the Unitarian MlBsiotmr! '--soelation.
The Installing prayer was made lif
thcltev A. P Putnam. wliO was pnsb rol Hi
church for twenty voir-, and the a-rinnii iwa
preached by the Rev Kdw.ini Kyorett II; "
Boston. The lie.. Mr Kllfpl "''v'. .
charge to iho people, and the lh Hint '
Savage of the Church d the Messiah, litvi
hat tan, the charge to the. pi- .r riijj --
John White Cbadwiek of Hie bocoiid I "."'"'
church extended the 1 tulit hand of rellowsn r
The Itev. Mr. Forbes is a graduate of the lia
vard Divinity School, and hid II lb '
oftlie First Congregational Bocloty in 1UUU
ton, Mass., allien 1K87.
. ItocUrfcllfl nnd II. M liny TMonitily
Win frlCMi
In tbe list of prices awarded at the Amer 'an
Iustituto Pair urotuo following:
For the best display of and largest "ol eel nn
otdecoititiveand follHgo plant First prl
Willis James. HpdlfcOli, .1 : second in
William Itoek efcllcr. ieitVoun. N
For Hie bcl end largest cullect'oii of mi
Igneous out flowers- II. McKay I """: '' r'
son. X. .1.. won the llit pri.e. 1. I A' ';.?
Scaurigbt, N. J . the second, and 11 '-,.'. J
also of Seabriglit. and John Lewis Child
floral Park. L. I., third prize.
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