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I? BBmr lhB New York Yeomen.
I Mf "With splendid steadfastness and In great
1 IB numbers the farmers of Now York State, tho
I IBI backbone of tho Rrcat conetltuonoy which,
? H outside of tho lorire cities, lifts rctnlnod for
I KB I' It -Its title, Empire, responded to Uio call of
'! IB dut5" Bn'1 Patriotism on Tuesday, winning1
i H f tno "bW And Bnv,nf tlH y ,n Ncw Yorlt
A B B for tho Republican party of honest money.
1 BK .8 From all sections of tho rural districts, from
f BB j' tho northern counties, from tho rich nfjrl-
IflK 1 cultural counties of central New Yorlt, from
BC I ' the southern tier and along tho Champlaln
Bt; t bordor, comes tho samo story of a great
BY' S outpouring; of tho peoplo of tho farming
Hi ? districts.
BJ' f ,Ifc was the farmors of the Btato of Now
BJ' 4' York who first turnod tho scalo of popular
BJ' - feollng In the North on tho question of
H? ' slavery; and put Now York at tho head of a
BJH Vf column destined to bo irroslstiblo by bulld-
H $ tngupthe momornblo plurality of 80,000
H: ;' for John 0. Fremont. It was the yeomen of
BJ ' northorn, western, and central Now York
sW . who responded at tho critical tlmo to Abra-
; BJt I 4, ham XiNCOiiU's appeal when tho fortunes
j Jwj of war woro quivering In tho balance. And
! I; K whenever these voters havo been appealed
' I R to on great national and moral questions,
! Mil 1 "0 tno9 presented by Tiieodoris Itoosn-
Hr ' f velt, thoy havo always responded with tho
i BU $ force that brings vlotory.
' -flf V' Tho years ' 1800 nnd 180B nav0 D00n
i j'BJI f; passed In safoty; 1000, probably declslvo
IK on t'10 '68U0 ' national honor, Is yet to
bbm3 s eome.
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Mi- ' NoTr Jcrsey nnd Connecticut.
jBjv I Note especially tho result In Connecticut
lB and New Jersey, two States In which tho
jBj" F Bryanlzed Democraoy adopted most lndus-
iflJI trlously and adroitly tho policy rooom-
IimJ' I mended by tho Hon. David B. Hill,
iHt I namely, that of "lotting 1000 tako caro of
1 fe Itself."
K if In both States tho failure of tho attempted
my- i suppression and evasion Is conspicuous.
ft? IP Connecticut goes Bopubllcon by ono of tho
!' lit largest majorities on record, and elects a
Bj. w solid Bepubllcan delegation to Congress.
B? Ik In New Jersey, under cover of tho sup
! fit presslon and evasion of tho Chicago plat
Is 1 if form, there has boen conducted an uu
M 8 i ezampled campaign for tho control of the
Kf ' Zicglslaturo at any cost, in order to
rftMi S ' roGlect tho Demooratlo United States Sen
irBJ r ator- Yot ow Jer8y Be3 Republican-
H i t - by a substantial majority on tho S&to
Jj$ jri ticket, and olects a Legislature Itonjjoiicnn
'3B, ;H J In both branches and of course,5jmbncall
H "Ml' on olnt ballot' Bcndlnff to -Jfche Fifty-sixth
i 'a Congress another Eepubjfcan Senator. It
M mi likewise elects at leasx nepublicans out
m mti of tho eight Congrestnen r0presentlng the
ga . r 0tr "TSTcjf'ls'tho result' in two of tho States
4f J ' whore tho political conditions nro most
S Js j ! favorablo for the success of a policy of
Wi $ I sneak and keep mum. On tho subject of
K;. 5. ' t; tho Chicago platform a tlmo lock was put
si- on the mouth of Democrnoy In both New
m ' Jersey and Connecticut. What has thoox-
) if podlent amounted to, except to bring defeat
I i ,'j nnd humiliation upon tho promoters of tho
j . S? dishonest plan? Tho Democrats of New
M f Jcrsey and Connecticut havo not even tho
I' I S S comfort In defeat of a conclousness that
! they deserved victory by tho courago and
f C straightforwardness of their behavior dur-
l I I log tho bottlo.
'. $ Nineteen hundred obstlnatoly refuses to
t ft i take care of Itself. It continues to demand'
I ( practical assistance from eighteen nlnety-
l i "i jj eight and eighteen ninety-nine, and It Is
ft 1 1 getting such assistance all around.
I I f The German Emperor's Tour.
S' s j The Kaiser's trip to tho Orient has been
C: j ; neither so prolonged nor so conspicuous as
H W " '10 meant ' to e r-rtl cr'e's 'n Franco and
9 P ( E tho Fashoda dispute havo drawn European
B ' i attention away from tho touching meetings
Bf W' ' F between his Host Protestant Majesty and
BE jp I 'his friend nnd ally, tho author of tho Arme-
BJfj - t nlan massacres. Tho original programmo
Bjn0' if of tho tour had to bo ottered and cut
BMrA I i down. The discovery of an Anarchist plot
BB; s In Alexandria caused Egypt to bo dropped
BM? .1 from tho Itinerary, and tho disturbed state
BBf ( i of European politics, with England arming
Bill i W '' tcet'' for no PPttrcnt reason, has
iH S sont tho Kaiser hurrying homeward two or
f, k throe weeks soonor than ho intendod.
' For all that, the trip bos been a character-
' lstlo success. Tho Kaiser has quite lived
j f up to his reputation of making voyages a
ij? 4 ur means of government Nothing has been
Bk? wanting on either sldo to emphasize tho
Bl If iWl frlondllnoss of tho two rulers. Tho Ger-
BJV H man press has discovered thai tho Sultan's
BEpT ! V " only rival In benevoleuco and humanity Is
BJi tho German Emperor. Tho Turks havo
Hft t K thrown off their usual rcsorvo and given
Bf I 1 their now ally a welcome of extraordinary
Bvl: X effusiveness. They havo good grounds for
B j f tholr enthusiasm. SInco ho first visited
Bf I! :? Constantinople in 1680 tho German Em-
BT ' peror has dono thorn service after service.
H i M Gorman ofUcers have drilled and reorgan-
BJI1 ! .f. hd their army and German diplomacy has
IV it' openly sided with tho Sultan against the
BJ J" coercion of tho European Concert. That
ij Armenia Is still a part of the Ottoman Em-
H pi ro Is due to t ho assistance of tho Kaiser. It
$ Is owing to his efforts that tho Sultan still
goes unpunlshod for tho murder of Arrao-
V nlan Christians. Tho Turks would bo as In-
human as some peoplo really think they
1'U aro If they did not appreciate this devotion
,.. j to their Sultan's Interests,
Blf 'j $ n8 Kaiser's Journey was taken abroad to
Bit "P. mean that the tlmo had come when somo
Bis; ItMi return should be mado for the blessings of
Ifc'' lli Oerraan protection ; and so It has proved.
j lp Tho Sultan has handed over as a free
WS Kk- B"t tl18 nbo('9 ' lu0 Jilsscd Virgin.
Im !'- Tll Kft'?er nt onco Presented It to
IH H tflB rop9 ln tlie ,lnmo of tlio German
l 'BC Catholics. By so doing he gratifies
I l.y" D tna 'at,can the Cathollo Cen-
mtf BEfei 'n h-0 Belchstog a party ol over ono
I'm HUt' hundred members, whoso support is vital
Br, WR, tl10 Kucoerta of the Kaiser's naval nnd
Bjlr BK" " colonial Bohemes. For tho benefit of his
W4" BBK Protestant subjeots, who form two-thirds
I' UK" of Ills eraplro and are not altogethor pleased
'' Bk!' with their rulor's partiality for Catholics,
K" BW tlie falser secured from the Bultan an
l flkl Abundance of commercial concessions.
BBf German trade In the Orient Is henceforth to
h K'. enjoy privileges over all Its rivals. Tho
Bfc BJp mercUl port st Jloldar Pacha, long
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asked for, Is now granted to German mer
chants. All obstacles to tho completion of
tho German lino from Bagdad to tho Med
iterranean havo boen removed by a special
lrndo. The now railroad that Is to connect
tho Bea of Marmora with tho Porslan Gulf
has boon placed ln German hands, and
nothing but n miracle can provon't the com
mercial supromooy of Asia Minor from fall
ing to Germany.
Tho Kaiser may woll be proud of his di
plomacy. Ho has given to tho Sultan tho so
curlty of an assured position among tho
rulers of tho world, and dlspcllod the boglo
of BusMan Invasion. Ho has pleased both
parties nt homo nnd the Vatican abroad,
nnd Incidentally he has managod to deal
France a hearty rap over tho knuokles.
As tho oldest daughter of tho Church,
Franco has always been looked upon as
tho protoctor of tho lives nnd property
of all Catholics In tho Orient, French or
otherwise Her rights In this particular
woro recognlred by the treaty ot Berlin
nnd havo repeatedly been confirmed by suc
cessive Popes. Leo XIII. reaffirmed them
ngnln and with omphosls only a day or two
beforo the Katsnr set out from Berlin. In
Jorusalom tho Kaiser deliberately and os
tentatiously repudiated thorn so far as
German Catholics were concorned, on tho
ground that Germany was quite capable of
taking caro of hor own subjocts. The Vat
icon, after receiving tho gift of the abodo ot
tho Blcssod Virgin from tho Kaiser's hands,
cannot well protest, and French Catho
lics hnvo to submit to tho spoliation otthelr
ancient patrimony.
It may not at first seem ot much impor
tance whether Cathollo missionaries and
pilgrims In forolgn lands are under tho pro
tection of their secular Governments or ot
French Ministers acting as agents of tho
Vatican. But really it matters a good deal.
But for treating German Cathollo mission
nrios in China as German subjocts first of
all, tho Katsor would have had no excuso
for seizing KlaoChou. and it may easily
happen that his declaration at Jerusalem
will prove horeafter tho most significant
incident of his Eastern tour.
An Immenso Service to tho State.
To appreciate the narrowness ot tho
margin by whloh Roosevelt has savod tho
State from abject Crokorlzatlon, It must bo
remembered that the percentage ot plurality
Is well nigh Infinitesimal.
Exactly what tho percentage is cannot bo
calculated until wo have tho total vote. In
Now York county this year tho combined
Roosovolt and Van Wyck vote amounted to
283,000, as against a combined vote of
274,234 for Haimusox and Clevelajto in
1802. Tho total vote of tho State In 1802
was 1,300,445. This yoar tho totaVjfiii
excoed 1,400,000, judging by all fesfndlca
tlons of a very full vote throughout tho
State. Election by a plurality of 18,000 In
such o total vote JSSns that defeat has
been escapod byft margin of votes equiva
lent to onlj,. per cent, of tho total. If
nboutrjliio thousand men who voted for
JJflOauvEM had voted for Mr. Choker's Van
WrcK, tho dream of Mr. Choker's expand
ing ambition would havo been realized.
No observer who has noted tho drift of
Intelligent and patriotla Democrats to
Roosevelt during tho campaign can doubt
that thousands of them voted for him at
the polls. Tho evldenco of this movement
is beyond question, and Its potency In de
termining tho result of Tuesday last has
been acknowledged very gracefully by Col.
Roosevelt himself.
What Slrow to Booseveivt tho votes of
Democrats who aro not to be controlled
either by Richard Choker or by tho
Chicago platform? Not merely tho clr
cumstanco that ho was running against
Mr. Croker's candidate, for If tho man
himself had not inspired confidence
and attracted support from outside
ot tho Republican organization tho
protest against Crokerlsm might havo
taken tho negatlvo and less effective
form of abstention from voting. But
.In Theodore Roosevelt honest-money
Democrats recognized an honest-money
man; patriotic Democrats recognized an
American patriot of approved quality;
Democrats unalterably opposed to personal
and Irresponsible- domination ln politics
recognized a man who is and always will bo
tho master of his own mind ; Democrats
conccrnod about tho Integrity of tho judi
ciary recognized a man who would never
stretch forth his hand to smear or tear
tho ermine; nnd Democrats with whom
personal fitness is the final test rocognlzed
a man, worthy to hold tho highest ofllco
that th'o people of tho State 'can bestow.
Consequently thousands of such Democrats
voted for. Roosevelt on Tuesday ; possibly
enough thousands of them to elect him and
to avert tho monstrous public- mlsfortuno
of a Ctokerian triumph in tho Emplro State.
Tho honors for the service thus rendered
must be divided between tho Democrats
who voted for Theodore Roosevelt and
tho man whoso character and record com
manded their confidence and enlisted their
support.
Manslaughter by Christian Science
Tho verdict of the Coroner's jury in Eng
land, declaring Mrs. Atjialie Mills and
Miss Kate Lyon criminally responsible- for
tho death of tho late Mr. Harold Frederic,
is a condemnation of the methods of treat
ing tho sick which aro practiced by thoso
persons calling themselves Christian Sci
entists. According to Sir James Fitzjames Ste
wien's " Digest of the Criminal Law of
England," a person is deemed to havo com
mitted homlcldo, although his ant Is not
the immediate or not tho sole cause of
death, " If by any act he hastens the death
of a person suffering under any disease or
Injury which, apart from such act, would
have caused doath." The same Is true of
ono who, by any omission of duty, hastens
tho death of a person who is mor
tally 111. Tho theory on which tho Coroner's
Jury mu6t havo acted In tho Fredcilo caso
Is that Mrs. Atjialie MrLLS, tho Christian
Scientist who undertook to caro for tho pa
tient, either did some act or omitted to per
form some duty, thobffoctof which act or
omission was to shorten Mr. Frederic's
life. No ono supposes that sho Intended
that her treatment should havo any such
offecti but tho Coroner and his Jury evi
dently regarded her conduct as amounting
to unlawful homicide without malice afore
thought, which under tho law of England
constitutes manslaughter.
Tho courts In this country havo not very
often had occasion to consider any ques
tions concerning Christian Scientists. There
Is a Malno caso which Indicates a disposi
tion to treat tholr performances as harm
less. Ono Georqe W. Wheeler, describ
ing hlmsolf as a regular practicing Chris
tian Scientist, who had graduated at the
Massachusetts Metaphysical College ln
Boston, sued the administrator of onp Oli
ver for treating said Oliver in accordance
with tbe tenets ot Christian Science ten
weeks at an agreed price ot three dollars a
week. Tho plaintiff prescribed nothing,
nor did ho administer any medicines. He
trusted solely in what ho called Christian
Sclenco to effect n cure, and ho trusted In
vain. Nevertheless, the 8uprorao Court of
Malno held that tho estate or tho deceased
patient must pay for his sorvlccs, saying :
"Tho dofendant contends that tho so
called Christian Solcnca Is a delusion; that
its principles and mothods aro absurd; that
its professors aro chnrlatans; that no
patient can possibly bo benefited by their
treatment. Wo think nil this Immaterial.
Wo aro not required hero to Investigate
Christian Sclenco. Tho defendant's Intes
tate ohoso thnt treatment nnd received It
and promised to pay for It. Thero Is
nothing unlawful or immoral In such a
contract. Its wisdom or folly Ib for tho
parties, not tho Court, to determine"
It would seem thnt ln any jurisdiction
where such viows as theso prevail, a charge.
of manslaughter would hardly havo boon
brought ngnlnst the Christian Scientist
who attended Mr. Harold Frederic. It
Is to bo noted, howovcr, that In this Malno
caso no question of negllgcnco oroso or was
considered by tho Court.
So far ns tholr obligations to their pa
tients aro concerned, It may be said that
Christian Scientists ought to stand on tho
samo footing as clairvoyant physicians.
In Wisconsin tho courts havo hold that a
clairvoyant physlolan, who holds himself
out as a healor of diseases, Is bound to
possess and oxorclso tho knowlodgo and
skill of a physician ot good standing prac
ticing ln tho samo dlstrlot, and tha.t It Is
not onough that ho has only tho knowlodgo
and skill of a clairvoyant. There tho clair
voyant's "modo of diagnosis and treatment
consisted In voluntarily going Inio n sort
of tranco 'condition, and while In such con
dition to glvo a diagnosis of tho caso and
proscribe for tho aliment of tho patient
thus disclosed. He mado no personal ex
amination, applied no tests to discover tho
malady, and resorted to no othor source of
Information ns to tho past or present con
dition of tho patient."
It scorns strango that grown persons ot
good sonse should voluntarily put them
solves under tho caro ot olalrvoyanta or
Christian Scientists; but Mr. Harold
Frederic's case is a striking and melan
choly exomplo ot the 'tendency of human
nature ln this direction ot human weakness
and credulity.
Tbe Sea Power of France.
The possibility ot jt&V buttfoetr England
and Francs ovo tho African question and
the hurrhvj; naVal preparations ot both glvo
BpecluT timeliness and Interest to a very
-Caioful summary whloh tho London Times
makos of the Frenoh fleet as it exists to-day.
Tho Channel squadron, to begin with, un
der Vlce-Admlrol SALiiANDBOtrzu db La
MORNAts, an officer of high repute. Includes
tho battleships Formidable, 12,100 tons,
and Amlral Baudln, 11,011, of 10 and 15
knots respectively, each carrying two 1-1.0-inch,
eight rapld-flro 6.4-lnch and eight
rapid-fire 5-lnch guns; tho Amlral Du
pcrr, of 11,200 tons and 14.2 knots,
with four 13.3-lnch, ono 0. 4-Inch and
fourteen D -inoh guns ; tho Courbet nnd
Devastation, of 10,808 nnd 10,704 tons
and 10.4 and 15.2 knots, carrying four 10.3
inch, tour 9.4-inch and six C-lnoh guns ;
tho Redoutablo, ot 0,437 tons, 14.0 knots,
and eight 0.4-Inch and six 8.0-inch guns.
Nono of these was launched less than a,
dozen years ago, and, while they nro com
pletely belted and carry a good share ot
rapid-tiro guns, they aro Inferior ln speed
ns ln numbers to tho British battle
ships thoy oppose, while, being lately
from tho Mediterranean, some of their
officers do not understand tho diffi
cult navigation ot tho Channel const.
There aro other French battleships,
llko'the Vlctorieuso, In Channel ports, but
tho ono chiefly of consoquenco and availa
ble is tho Hoche, of 10,007, tons, carrying
two 13.4-Inch, two 10.8-lnch and sixteen
rapid-fire guns. Tho Furieux, 6,010 tons,
and Bequln, 7,822, can, however, bo got
ready. Tho Iuna and Henri Quatro are
months short ot complotlon, while tho
Charlemagno and Gauloie at Brest, and tho
Saint Louis at Lorlent aro to bo sent to
Toulon for completion, as thoy aro intended
for tho Mediterranean service.
In cruisers tho French Channel squadron
Is very weak, tho only armored one being
tho 20-knot Dupuy do Ldmo, 0,400 tons,
with her 4-lnch steel armor and heavy bat
tery. Tho Catlnat, 4,000 tons; Surcouf,
2,000, and tho gunboats Epcrvicr, Cassini,
Cocyto, FhlegGton, Grenade, Dunois, La
Hire nnd Fleurus may nil probably bo re
lied on, although somo nro not quite ready.
Preparing also aro tho Tago, 7,580 tons;
Isly, 4,474; Suchet, 3,334; Chasscloup
Laubat. 3,758; Friant, 3,730, and somo
gunboats. Tho torpedo boats include tho
Aqullon, Lander, Cyclone, Alarmo and
others, and a flotilla of a dozen of them left
Cherbourg ln September. At Tancarvlllo,
Oycstreham and other places aro repair
ports for tho boats. But In unarmored
craft as In battleships tho French nro vastly
behind the English.
In the Mediterranean Vlco Admiral Fotm
nier, an experienced officer, commands,
with Bear Admirals Marechal for the light
squadron, Godin for tho training battle
ships, and 1'oTTiiin for the-Levant. The first
thing to note is that tho Mediterranean
(loot is stronger than tho Channel, the bat
tleships being of later date, tho majority
not launched over flvo years ago, and
having hotter armor and armament and
more speed. Tho Brennus, of 11,305
tons and 17.1 knots, carries three 13. 4-lnch
and ten rapid-fire 6.4-lnch guns; the Mas
sena and Bouvot, oach of 11,024 tons, and
tho Charles Martel, Carnot, and Jauregul
berry, of 11,800, 12,000, and 11,824 .tons,
all of nlt knots, carry two 12-lnch, two
10.8-lnoh, and eight rapld-flro fij-lnch
guns; tho Marceau and Magenta, 10,850
tons eaoh, and tbo Neptune, 10,083, with
1 Unknots, carry four 18,4-Inch and seven
teen rapld-flro &K-Incli. in tho spring
tho Gaulols, Charlemagno, and Saint Louis,
11,275 tons, will reinforce them, but
tho nine battleships forma strongsquadron
now. Then we find In tho Mediterranean
tho sister ships Amlral Trohouart, Vol
my, Jemmapes and Bouvlnes, of about
6,000 tons, well protected, and each carry
ing two 12-inch guns as part of Its battery,
yet ot light draught and handy ln ma
noeuvres. At Toulon are tho coast-defence
armorclads Indomptable, Caiman and Ter
rible, under improvement in guns and plat
ing, and there is also the old armorclad
Frlodland, whllo, perhaps, the Richelieu,
Colbert. Trident and Turenno, although
marked by M. Lookrot for sale, could bo
furblshod up on a plnoh.
For Mediterranean cruisers we note tho
Pptbuou, Latouche-Trevllle and Chanzy,
all modern and armored, ot 5,000 tons,
more or less; the Cassard, Du Chayla,
D'Assas, Llnols, Galilee, Lavoisier, Then
there are the armored Amlral Charnier, and
the Davouet, D'Entreoasteaux, Descartes,
Pascal, Bugeaud, with still others ready or
ncarlr bo. Tho torpodo gunboats Loger
and Condor, and cruisers Lalande and For
bln can bo counted on. Tho big Gulchen, of
8,277 tens, was to havo her trials soon, and
hor sister ship, tho Ohftteaurcnanlt, ap
proaches complotlon. At Mourillon tho great
armored crulsor Jcanno d'Aro, lately de
scribed In detail ln our columns, Is well nd
vancod. There is a swarm, too, ot torpodo
gun vessols nnd torpedo bonto, theso last
Including tho Lovrler, Courour, Knbylo,
Sarrazln, Eclair, Fllbustlor, Fauoon, Forban
nnd Chovaller. Altogether tho Mediterra
nean forcoa ore well off In ships ot all types.
On her' forolgn stations Franci has llttlo
to show. Tho old Bayard andVauban aro
tho only Ironclads on her China etrftlon,
where aro tho fine cruiser Jean Bart, tho
old Duguay-Trouln and tho gunboats 8ur
prlso and Lion, while tho Pascal and
Descartes aro to go thither to mako up for
tho Brulx, whloh has como homo. Tho
Sfax, Dubourdleu and Fulton nro tho Atlan
tic vessols, nnd, thoro nro small craft on
other stations.
Summing nil up, Franco could not cope,
ns n whole, with England on tho boob, and Is
especially outclassed by hor In tho Channel,
assuming tho prcsonco ot England's Chan
nol floet, lately absent, but Franoo could
mako a great deal of.troublo for England ln
tho Mediterranean. The London Chronicle,
tabulating tho fighting floota ot tho two
countrios, gives to England 53 battleships
against 83 for Franco; 18 armored cruisers
against 0; 100 protected cruisers against
30; 10 protected orulsors against 10; 15
coast dofonco e-hlps against 14; 214
torpodo ships against 220. In addition,
she has building olght first-class battle
ships, olght armored cruisers, ton protected
cruisers and fifteen destroyors, oxoIubIvo of
tho ships ordorod undor tho recont supple
mentary estimate of $40,000,000; whereas
Franco has building only throo battleships,
ten armored cruisers, six protected orulsors
and eight destroyers. England's pro
gramme, In fact, has long been based on
ability to copo with tho combined fleets of
Russia and Franco.
Tbo Fall of Ham.
-The Hon. James 'UtsULTON Lewts ot
Seattle conflnru tho melancholy news that
ho Is not to succeed himself ns a Congross-man-at-Large
from Washington. Genius,
eloquence, modesty, beauty, tho rose ot all
consummate raiment, could not save htm.
Tho glldod satraps of West Point snlckor.
Ham has fallen.
Tho world-brightening pink whiskers are
rosy no more upon tho awful pooka ot
Three Dovlls and of Tumtum. Dark nro
the waters ot Skookum Chuok nnd Jump
Off Joe. Doeswalllps and Duokabush, Pll
chuok and Puyallup, Stlllaqualmlsh and
Nooksachk and Yatsnllkoto, Bc-ko-lux-tum
and Sln-pall-hu, Sans Poll and Satsop and
Stlllapoo wall with brokon voices. Tho
light, tho color, tho joy havo fled from
Washington.
The Aurora Boroalis waves all Its stream
ers and rejolocs. The standards of Its rival
aro fallen. Ham Lewis Is fallen.
An Kvll Distinction for New Yoxk.
Richard Crokeb has established, once
for all, the principle that the Judiciary must
render him a "proper consideration" for
their nomination, and this ho has done by a
great majority in tho city of Now York, tho
Democratic- votes cast against It having
been, so far as It is possible to calculate
tholr number, only about ten thousand.
Tho terms of two Judges of tho Supremo
Court expire next year. Under the prlnol
plo established so emphatically by Mr. Cho
ker on Tuesday, thoy can only get a re
nomination or their successors a nomination
on theDemoc ratio tloketbycon'sentlngtohls
condition thnt thoy shall render him "proper
consideration" ln tho dispensing of judicial
patronago and such favors as they havo tho
power to extend. According to tho prece
dent established in the cases of Akdrewb,
Fitzgerald and LnvENTnnT, thoy will bo
required to go to Croker's placo of abode
(his club It was this year) to render in per
son their submission to him when they re
celvo their nominations at his hands. Wo
are sorry for them, but tho Democratic
party in tho First Judicial district of Now
York voted on Tuesday by a majority of
about forty-five thousand that they must
humiliate themselves thus. In 10Q0 thoro
will be two more to go through tho ordeal,1
and in 1001 two more still.
Tho principle was established by Choker
on Tuesday tho more emphatically and
triumphantly (bocause It was mado a fore
most issuo of tho electlon.'and its bearings
had been mado plain to overybody during
tho canvass. Tho Bar Association and tho
Republican canvassers used their utmost
exertions to impress on Domocrats more
especially tho vital Importance of protect
ing tho Judiciary against such an assaults
on its independence, its integrity, and its
purity, yet tho Tammany candidates were
elected by majorities only about twolvo
thousand less than that for Van Wvck, and
his vote was less than.CLEVELAND's " tidal
wave" voto ln 1802 by about four thousand
only.
It is said ln excuso that the difficulty of
" splitting" tho ticket under the new Ballot
law was tho causo of this comparatively
small non-partisan support of tho Inde
pendence ot tho Judlolary, but tho excuso Is
insufficient. It both parties allko had been
Impressed with tho momentous gravity of
tho Issue, urged upon them byall tho re
spectable bar, lna canvass of extraordinary
earnestness nnd thoroughness, thoy would
have saved tho Bench from degradation,
first of all. For the Domocrats there was
no othor issuo of any relative gravity
brought into tho campaign by tholr
ticket. Tho Issue ot sound money was
avoided by Its candidates for Congress
with a pusillanimity previously unheard
of In American politics. Yet all of them
were elected by majorities equalling If
not exceeding in tholr aggregate tho ma
jority for Van Wyck, whllo tho voto for tho
Crokerizod Judiciary candidates was only
about ten or twelve thousand less.
Tbo sum and eubstnnco of It all Is that
the vital issuo ot tho Indopendonco ot tho
Judiciary mado only a comparatively small
impression on the Democratio vote in tbe
city of Now York, and the sound-money
issuo affected it to only a trifling extent.
So, far, thereforo, have not both Crokeb
and Bryan reason for satisfaction over the
result ot this election in tho great com
mercial and financial centre of America?
Fortunately for the credit of Now York,
tbe State saved us from the degradation of
a complete victory of both the assailant of
the Judiciary and the assailant of the honor
and credit ot tho nation. Outside ot the
city tho State did nobly.
The Hon. Joe Bailey's brow Is fevered.
Ills unbounded shirt bosom shakes to the
throbbloc ot his heart. Ham and Jxbbt have
Kunetosmath, but the peerles young to of
erenlnir clothes and expansion remains. Intaot.
He U alone Id his glorr, or would be If Ob amp
Class. Datb Da Abmohd. Bum Jiu Etonian-
boh, and a few dozen others would let him
atone. He fIi that he is born to lead, to soar,
to hurl himself Into the emprrean. JobBailxt
wtllOBTerceue to lead, whether anybodr will
follow him or not.
For the encouragement ot soothsayers
We record thls.predtotlon made In Ootobsr by
the Hon. Thomas OAssBLLSnBASMAKt
"Tbt next Houis of RtpretenUtlr! will eenltln
no leu thin 31S Demoentt And not mar tba lit
BtDnbUcAsi, a ritjorltr of 75." '
This rigid mathematical precision of Mr.
BnainMAN put to shame th flabby and fal
tering methods of the neon who oontent them
selves with ffeneralltics.
If the veracity of the present rttorns
from Nebraska Is not Impeached by their suc
cessors, Ool. DnTAN's harolo trusties to keep
still have not been rewarded, and the boun
1 darlea of the enemy's country hare been en
larged. It Is time for the dam to break.
Tho Hon. SniYsn Dick Bland has not
been defeated. Noxt to tho loss of the Crime ot
1B73. tho disappearance from Conirress of this
eminent economist would be the greatest blow
that tho aoounod monopolists conld clTto the
Congreitional Jitcord.
Much Is lost, but tho Hon. Champ Qlabe
ot Missouri has been reoovered. He will con
tinue to diffuse throueh the Gapttol the mellow
llshtof anoleat anecdote. Beading again his
biography in the "Congressional Slreotory"
we 'And that he comes from Pike county, bat
represents Gasconade also.
It shakes tho bases of belief to be obliged
to infer that the Demooratlo party of Massa
ohusetts can get more votes when the Horn
Oxoaoa FniD Williams Is not a candidate
than whan he Is, Is rorerence for statesman
ship declining?
The Hon. Carl Schurz and tho rost of
the Baconians ought to havo leather medals
tanned for themselves. The sweet remem
brance ot great deeds should be preserved. Wo
suggest as a dovlce for the medal Mr. Bonunz
accoutred as Mrs. Pabtinoton and mopping
up tho sea of imperialism, or Fumcn and
Klein as Nisos and Eubialus, lovely but
slaughtered.
Jemit Snirsoif, too. Who will not
mourn for Jebbt ? A period ot retirement may
enable htm to study the United States Navy
and perhaps to discover that it Is not composed
of "tin ships."
Tho dogs are barking at tho pyramids
again. The Octopus Is executing an elght-fott
movement. The Money Devil capers and devils
riotously. Lxjtot of Eansaa has been pitched
from his throne.
Indemnities of War.
To ww Editor or Tna Bun Sirt On the
20th ot August last thoro appeared ln your
columns a letter from mo upon the retention of
the Philippine Islands. Since then pub
llo opinion has so far advanced as to have
ripened Into the conviction and open expres
sion on tho part of President McElnley and his
Peace Commissioners at Paris It our infor
mation published through your columns be
correct that, by right of conquest or national
law. they belong to us as our Indemnity for tho
expense of the war and as trophtos of our na
tion's vlctorlos over Spain. If wo, as a nation,
decide that this archipelago Is ours, and no
foreign power, except Spain, Is likely to dispute
it, thon why should we express a doubt on the
subject by giving Spain a purchase price for it ?
All concede that from tho morning of tlmo
eonquored nations havo had to submit to the
demands ot their conquerors. Spain has been
the foremost, perhaps, in dealing with her con
quered foes, and whore In her conquests for
power and domain has she shown that mag
nanimity she now demands of us? After her
twelve years' war undor Philip agalnBt Eng
land, Germany and Holland, though maintain
ing 1'hlllp's right to the throne, she was
obliged to cedo Naples. Sardinia, Parma, Milan
and all the Netherlands to Austria. Sicily and
Baoy. Sid sho demand a money considera
tion for what she was compelled to cede?
Undcrtho fiamo treaty (Utrecht) she also coded
to England Gibraltar and Minorca. Did Eng
land par anw cash consideration to Hpaln ?
True, sue afterward regained some of theso
provinces, and It sho thinks Rho can rocaln
theso Islands sho may make tho attempt.
When sho was compelled to code Ban Domingo
to Franco ns tho penalty for joining In an al
liance against hor, did she ask or pay a sura of
money for It? When Ollvcnra won ceded by
Portugal to Spain, in IbOl, did Spain nay nnv
tnlug Back ln monny or otherwise ? In 1802.
wnn Hpain ceuea xrimaaa to jungiana. l'arma
to tho Clsalpines. and Louisiana to France, did
thoyorcltbur ot them, from Bmpathr or In
mercy for tholr conquered foe. pay back any
money or assume any dobts elio owed ?
At the close of tho Franco-German war Ger
many not only demanded ot Trance Alsace
Lorraine, but an enormous money Indemnity,
to which France had to yield. Thero has perhaps
not boon found among civilized nations a more
exacting conqueror than Hpatn. Can It be that
wo should puy her anything whn an oer
whelming nuollo sentiment prtnalls ln the
United Btates In favor of our right to hold
theso Islands, ns tho just fruits of ourvlctoiy
over Spain, and no othor nation even expresses
any doubt of tho legality o our claim, or sug
gests that we. as a mattorof mTcy or equity,
should assume any of Spain's debts or pay hor
a monoy indemnity for taking what rightfully
belongs to us as Iter conqueror In a war. whloh
our Cfovi-rnment went to tho ory orgo of
popular revolt to avoid, iu tho Interest ot jus
tice to Cuba and tho peaco of the two nations?
Tho assumption of hor Cuban or I'hlllppinu
dobts or tho payment of a sum of money In
cosh to Spain would bo Interpreted as a tacit
ndmlfcsloii nt least that wo aro wrong In our
demands so mr as wo offer nmends.
Thoro Is already a muttering among Demo
oratlo leaders and press against It. ready to bo
solzod upon as a mistake, ont ot which the
party would mako political capital against us
In the next Presidential contest In 1000.
Thoro Is no middle ground. The nurrondor
must be "unconditional." The peoplo are
ripe for It. Tho oppressed and revolting
Filipinos are also ripe for It. and all other
nations are ln accord, as we may assume by
their silence, In the only safe and true pol
icy of extending our flag over, every Island In
this archipelago, and without placing oursoh os
In tho false position of conceding an Indemnity
to our once boastful, defiant, but now con
quered enemy. . O. V. It. LumiaTON.d
JIOMTIICLLO. Oot. 30. 1808.
j Afterward.
Well.
If 'twin hell
At San Juni It net
A crett deal lui bet
In the flsht
Whloh closed Tuetdsy night.
And In this ln that
The Colonel's gnr hit
Shone like a guiding light
All through tbe Sent
And the Colonel wu there,
Yon may swear.
Bight under that
Oreat gray bat.
That's the style of man
We need at the vant
One who li there.
Hot otherwhere;
It Is men who ga In
r. That win;
And was there ever a Ugh!
. Tint received any slight
At the hands of Roosevelt! Wu
There ever a cause
That he made his own
And left It alone
To the guidance of others ? Bay,
Does Roosevelt do things that way I
We'll open the book
Of his record and lookl
Do you find a tins
That doesn't shine
With the kind of vim
That every American wants lots of ln hlml
Of course,
Tou don't. And that Is tbe force
That makes the State
And tbe nation great,
That's Roosevelt. Now wait and see
The kind of Governor he's going to bs.
And every fair man,
Every square American,
t Will rise and say
Boorarl Hooray I
Hooray for Rooaevelt, brain and limb.
There ought to be a thousand of hlml
WW.IV.
e
pRxrARixo ro depose xbkbedttb.
flreaft Britain ts Tired ot His Conduct and
May rromotn ills Xoangfcr Brother.
ItfHDox. Oct. 22. It Is beginning to 1)8 ru
mored that tho British Government ts contem
plating a step that will brine the Egyptian
question to a head. The general oonduct ot
the young Khedive. Abbas, ln his relations to
his British advisers, and the attention ho has
given to counsels coming from other quarters,
have boon on several occasions the source ot
much dissatisfaction to the British Govern
ment. Matter, however, reached a ollmax
when It bocarao known to Lord Cromer that It
was Intended to organize an antl-Brlttsh dem
onstration on the occasion ot the proposed visit
of tho German Emperor to Egypt This dis
covery beeame at once the subjeot of diplomatic
dlsoneslon betwoen tho Berlin and London
Foreign offloos, and the result was tho relin
quishment by the Emperor 'William ot his In
tended tour up tho NIlo.
The Khedive ts known to be Impatient of
British tutelage. ITe has so expressed hlmsolf
during visits to Constantinople and the Conti
nental capitals, but did not reoolvo all the en
couragement Wished for. During tho past win
ter an emissary was sent through Europe with
the object of Interesting publlo sontlment In
favor of the ovaouatlon of Egypt by tho British,
but without result, and things appeared to be
settling down when the expected visit of the
German Lmperor seemed to afford a good op
portunity of raising tbo question.
.This lost act appoars to have determined
the British Government to bring matters
to an Issue by tho dethronement of
the,, Khodlvo and .putting his youngor
brother. Mohammed All. In his place. A prec
edent for such a proceeding would be- found
In tho action of England andFranoe at tho time
they exercised a .Joint control In Egypt, when
they dethroned his grandfather, tho Khodlvo
Ismail, for obstructing the execution ot their
deolslons. Tho unwillingness which tho young
Khedlvo has frequently manifested to conform
to the Intentions ot the British Government,
and his disposition to regard hlmsolf anlogltt-
gmatoly subject to the limited suzerainty of tho
ultan only.havo.lt Is now said, deolded tho
rltlsh Government to tolorate his obstructive
Boss no longer. It ts proposed that he should
e relieved ot his responsibilities and be retired
on n handsome pension, and It la bollevod tbat
early offeot will bo given to this Intention un
less ho submits hlmsolf unreservedly to the
British control.
TUB OltTOTTT Off YANIZKB.
An Englishman Wrote) ln 1777 That It Was
an Indian "Word of Contsmptnons meaning.
from tte Charlotta Ob'trttr.
Major W. A. Guthrie ot Durham, tn addition
to being an able lawyer, an astute politician,
and an admlrablo gentleman otherwise, ts fond
ot literature of the best class. Ho likes to
search through rare books and papers. Somo
years ago, at the sale of theeffocts of some
agod citizen, he bought two rusty-looking
volumes for n more trifle along with
other books. On examining the books ho
found them to be "Travels through the Inte
rior Farts of America, tn a Series ot Lectures
by an Officer of the British Army." They
aro tho letters of Lieut Thomas Auburey.
He was takon prisoner at the battlo of Sar
atoga during tho Bevolutlonory war. From
there ho was sent a prisoner to Boston,
and later was marched with many other
prtsonors ot tho British Army, who had boen
captured nt various places, to Charlottesville.
a. Mr. Jones, a large planter of Virginia and
a member of the Continental Congress, had
tendered his plantation nnd negro quarters to
tho Congress for a prison camp. From this
plnntatlon Auburey wrote many of his letters.
All the prisoners were paroled. This officer
spent his time ln riding about tho country
around Oharlntteslllo. Tho letters were to a
frlendot his in England. Later the letters wore
published In two volumes and woro dedicated
to the Earlof Harrington. Viscount Petersham.
Colonel of tho Twenty-ninth Beglmont of
Foot. Thor begin Aug. 8. 1770. and run to
Oot. 30. 1781.
The letters nro full of Interesting and In.
structive reading. In Volumo II.. page 4U
written from Cambridge New England, No
vember 25. 1777. Is a history of tho word
lankce. Before the Revolutionary war tho
Virginians called tho Now EnglandersYankoos;
from then to the civil war everybody thatwai
noi or me aw .ngiana nrnios caneatne new
Englnnders YnnkeoR. and during tho civil war
everybody north of tho Mason and Dixon Lino
was called Yankee.
As to tho'word. Lieu t Auburey wrote in 1777 :
It may not bo amiss hero to observo that
the etymology of thin terra is derived from a
Cherokee word. Eankko. which signifies cow
ard and slave. This epithet ot Ynnkeo was be
stowed upon tho Inhabitants of New England
by tho Virginians for not assisting them In a
war with the Cherokeos. and they have always
been ln derision by ft But the nnmo has been
more prevalent since the beginning of hostili
ties: the soldiers at Boston used it ns a term ot
reproach, but after tho affair at Bunker Hill tbo
Amorlcans gloried In It. "Yankee Doodle' Is
now their pienn, a favontn of favorites, played
in their army, esteemed as warlike an the
'Grenadiers' March.' It is the loon's spell, tho
nurse's lullaby.
"After our rapid successes we held the Yan
kees in great contempt but It was not a little
mortifying to hear them play this tuno when
their army marched down to our surrender."
Hnoli Is the history of the etymology of the
word Yankee."
Blank Kisses While Cars Waited.
Fran the Kantat City Journal.
It happonod at Fifth and Walnut streets at
an hour when tho streets wore crowded. Tho
llagman had signalled an approaching north
oast olectrlo railway car to stop nnd glvo the
right of way to a south-bound Westport car.
Standing In tho contro ot the network of
tracks were two woinon. It was ovldont that
thoy had met by chaneo altera long separation.
They mulled Into each other's arras and wore
smothering oach othor's faces with kisses.
"Look out ahead 1" shouted tho gripman
on the cablo car nt tho top of his voleo.
Tho flagmnn wavod his club frantically
about his head and elevated his voleo In
an effort to attract tho attention of tho
two womon. But they stood as It glued to tho
spot, and were deaf to tho cries of clangor. Ono
more embrace ono more kiss, and then ono nt
tho womon happened to glunco ovnr her shoul
der and beheld tho gripman yanking awaynt
the brakes In an offort to bring his car to a
standstill. Tho air about was perfectly blue.
"Oh. dear me, hero, comes a car." Is all she
said Taking her friend by tho arm, they
strolled leisurely toward tho sidewalk.
" I'd bs willing to wager my lust cent." said
the gripman to tho conductor, as the) latter
ramo forward to ascertain what was wrong,
that two women would stop to kiss each
other If they were falling out of a balloon."
Legal and Medical Doctors at Odds.
From tt Two JUpullicl.
A criminal case In pending tn the military
courts which Is probably without procedontin
the annals (of criminal jurisprudence. AHer
gcant and a Corporal of the Seventh Iteglment
stand accused ot having caused tho death of a
prhato soldier by beating him. Incidentally
they aro chargod with abuso of authority and
violation of tho personal rights of tho soldier.
Now tho medical experts havo decided that
tho beating administered tho dead soldier
Bhortly before his domlse waa not tho causo of
his death, but. on tho contrary. Interrupted tho
progress of a cerebral congestion brought on
by an excessive use of alcohollo stimulants.
Tho experts held. In fact that If the beating
had been continued the man might havo re
rovored. In spito of this finding tho court
found the accused guilty ot abuse ot authority
and eontencod them to two years' imprison
ment each. From this sentence an appeal has
been taken to tho Supremo Court whose de
cision Is being oxpocted with groat Interest
All lie Craved.
From U Chicago Vi(,
The. proprietor of the restaurant had Just
Issued a new advertisement. Intended to call
attention toa reduction ln rates. After quoting
the prices of various articles to conclusively
domonstrato the fact that everything was
cheap, ho added at tho bottom of tho advertise
ment: Bread, butter, and potatoes free,"
He knows better now. if ho had to do It over
again he would word It a llttlo differently, and
all because a. solemn-looking man came In one
day. and. after taking Ills place at a table,
pointed to the advertisement and asked ;
" Is that on tho square ?" .
" Certainly," replied the waiter.
. "Then give me some bread, butter, and po
tatoes." said the man,
" Yes, sir. WhBt olsn ?" asked tho wai tr.
"othIriBr else." replied tho man. "That's
all that's free, isn't It V"
Still Another Use for a Hairpin.
From We Cincinnati F.nqmrtr.
Finplat. O.Nov. .-Mrs. Ray. wife of City
Clerk A, V. Bay, found a dynamite cartridge
on tho dresser In her sou's room to-day nnd
not knowing what It was took a hairpin and
picked It. The eartrldgo oxploded and three
lingers were blown off one hand nnd two oft
another. Hho was unconscious for a short tlmo.
and whenl she recovered andSwas asked what
caused the explosion sho said it was a hairpin
and a woman's curiosity.
Provided For.
Fnvt tXt Cincinnati Entutror,
The Old Friend-I don't believe you realize
the dignity of your position.
. Theliew Miiliftnalro-Don't hare to, I've a
butler hired for that
XtEBEttXEXM ZJf SSM KfTSRQXJLJKBt II
XJvIng In Camp tn tho Big Swamp and Da ''IS
tartntned to Spend the Winter There. IS
Trot 0i4 Florida rtmu-UMn and Cttlm. IB
Corporal B, n. Walker ot Company K, stxta. II
Missouri Iteglment. now doing provost dot Mji
here, la relating to bta comrades a very tan. UrJ
liar experience had by htm last Saturday, 8un. 5
day and Monday. m&
About two weeks ago one ot the men from II
the Btxth Missouri deserted and It was learned I
that he had been seen In the Everglades near I .
Stewart's, a small station about 200 miles M(
south of this elty. As soon as this Information '
was secured Corporal Walker ffas detailed to I
go and arrest the man it possible, and Saturday
morning ho started on his mission. Arriving 'B
at Stewart's late In the afternoon, he seoured S
a boat and atartod Into the Everglades la Wt
search of his man. H
About midnight the cabin where the deaer- 9
ter was supposod to be hiding was reaohed, , il
and It waa found that In some manner he had '
heard ot Walker's coming, and upon the arrl ' ',
val ot the Corporal everything waa as quiet as m
tho tomb. Walker continued his search and m
about daylight found hlmsolf many miles Into I
the heart of the Everglades. . Just afterdanq :
ho met a soldlor. who lovollod a Springfield m
rifle at him and demanded his business. I
"I don't want you." said Walker. "I am I
from tho Sixth Missouri Iteglment and only 1
want tho man connected with my regiment,
I don't want you and wouldn't have you. I
am not from your regiment at all."
It makes no difference what regiment
you're from." said the fugitive, "but if you are
not from' here in a voir fow minutes youi
friends will have to carry you out It. indeed, I
you get out at all."
After a tow minutes' conversation Walker '
Succeeded In convincing the deserter that he
Id not want him and would not take htm
under any olroumstanoes. and. they soon be
eame engaged ln a friendly talk. It waa as
certained that ho waa from an Arkansas real
Sent and had deserted abont two months ago,
o boat his way over to Tampa on different
soldier trains and then struok out across ooun
try for the Everglades, where he has been
slnoe. Bhortly after his arrival two deserters
from Louisiana regiments arrived and they
formed a copartnership In tho fishing and
hunting business. They wero very friendly
with the Indians and as they had brought with
them a large number of cartridges, thoy were
seourr for tho winter. Thoy havo fishing
lines and hooks tn abundanco and also soma ,
money. When meal, salt &a.. aro needed one
of them ventures Into one of the small settle
ments, always well armed, secures what they
want and returns tqoamp. There are several
other deserters ln the 'Glades, so Walker waa
told by them, but they havo a oamp of their
own and don't worry these two Loulslanans and
the Arkansas man.
"The plaoe seleoted by these three men for
a oamp Is an ideal one." said Corporal Walker.
"Four largo palmetto trees wero found grow
ing Just about twenty feet apart and forming a
square. Over theso long stloks and portions
of trees have been placed, and brush and mud
S laced on top of that making a rainproof roof,
'he stdos havo been built up of logs and
branches ot trees and a good floor also made.
One of the men Is always on guard around tho
hut, and It Is Impossible to approach It from
eltner side without a Springfield rifle being
thrown In your face, and the osmmand to 'halt1
given you. If this Is not complied with im-.
mediately you stand tho risk of having a bullet
through your body. These mon are desperata
and do not Intend to be captured. After I had i
beoome friendly with thorn they were anxious
to havo mo remain with them, bnt as I had no
desire to do that I secured from them the In
formation desired, and started on after my
man. After searching nil around tor him and , .-
not finding a traoe. and as night was coming
on. I decided to return to the house first seen '
by mo and known to be tho hang-out of tho
man I was locking for. I thought that hn
would return to the hut that night. My idea
proved to be a good one, for along toward mid
night hocamoup.andln loss time than It takes
to toll It. I had htm under arrest and the
handcuffs on hlml At daylight wo started for
Stewart's.
"Wo reached there several hours before
train time, and I met an Indian called Billy
Bowlegs and started a half-way conversation
with him. Ho wanted to know whern I had
been and upon being informed, muttered:
'White man lucky: soldier lucky. Go in
'Glades and don't get nothing but 'skeeter
bite. Heap much wildcat heap much bear;
bean much catamount. You bo much lucky
soldier,' and with two or three grunts ho fold
ed his arms, looked at me ln a peculiar man
ner and walked toward tho woods. I reached
here Monday night with my prisoner all safe
and sound, but have been scratching at mos
quito bites erorBlnco."
A.FXEJI TnB BAXXLB.
Republican control In the Legislators, a majority
ln both branches at Albany, carries with It more
than seems to be the case at first. It assures an hon
est money successor to Edward Murphy tn Wash
ington; It assures the adoption of recommendations
from the Republican Governor; it makes inoperative
(which would not bo the case If both or one branch of
the Legislature waa ln Democratio hands) the with
holding of assent by Democratio Mayors of salutary
municipal lezlslaUon, and It bars the possibility f
Tammanr control ln an off year, as Is the case some
times ln New York, for the successors of the present
Senators will not be chosen until 1 BOO, the year of
the Presidential election. Article III., secUon 3, of
tbe State Constitution provides that tbe Senators
elected ln 1 80S shall hold office for three years, and
those ln sncceedlng elections for two years. Eighteen
hundred and ninety-five waa an "off year"ln New
York politics. The Senate elected on Tuesday will
remain ln power until after the next Presidential
election.
Van Wyck (Augustus) carried every Assembly dis
trict ln New York from the First to the Nineteenth,
with the exception of the Fifth Assembly. The
Fifth, which was carried by Van Wyck (Robert In "
1807, was lost by Van Wyck (Augnstns) ln 1S9S.
The Republicans gained an Assemblyman. Dr. Nel
son n. Henry, ln this dlstrlot, too, reversing a Demo
cratic plurality of 1,300 a year ago and turning It t
lnto a Republican lead of 600.
In ten of the States of the country no State officers
were voted for and Congressmen only were eleoted.
All of these States, with the single exception of Rhode
Island, are within the territory of the former solid
South.
The approval of the Raines Liquor Tax law In the
up State counties was emphatlo and decisive. Tho
voters do not desire any shifting of the burdens of
taxation whloh will relieve the brewers at tbe ex
pense of the general nubile But the opponents of
the Ra!n:s law can take heart from another dream
stance: The prohibition amendment submitted to
tbe voters In Canada at a recent election is shown
officially to have fallen 100,000 short of the expected
vote, though the actual majority for It ln all the
provinces of the Dominion Is 13,8S.
Tuesday's elect'on put a stop to the speeches, proo
leraaUons, bulletins, and orations of the formerly '
taciturn Richard Croker. lie has ceased to talk, and ""
It may possibly be a fact tbat some of tbe voters of
tbe city some of tbe Tammany voters, that Is
sought by their votes on Tuesday to make sure a de
liverance from disastrous oratory hereafter by voting
for Theodore Roosevelt and his associates on the Re
publican ticket. In the Senatorial district ln which
Mr. Croker and llr. Carroll reside the Republicans
carried the Resator and all three of the members of
the Assembly.
There Is no disguising the Irritation felt by many
sound money Republicans and sound, mosey Demo
crats, too, at tbe slump in the New York Congres
slonal delegation a solid Tammany delegation from
New York county, Tbe failure to electa single bsrd '
money representatho from New York county, tbe
great repository of the eatings of the poor and the ,
providence of the thrifty, can be ascribed to one
thing, bad management.
Nassau county enjoys a peculiar distinction as a .
result of Tuesday's election. It becomes on Jan, I. J
a county offlcla'ly, and on tbe same day a Nassau f
county n an, Theodore Roosevelt, becomes Governor S
of tbe State. i
It a Is little early to foreshadow matters of leelsla- .
tlon at Albany, though with a large Republican A
majority at the Albany Capitol It seems likely that '
many matters of Importance will now receive atten
tion, end particularly such as relate to tbe city of ',
New York. No amendments of a substantial char
acter wore made to the charter during the last see.
slon of the Legislature, for two reasons First, be. '
cause It was tbe Judgment of the voters generally
that a fair trial of one year st least should be given
to lbs charter without any tinkering or amendment,
and secondly, lx-cause On, Dlack sssented to tbat
view of the rase, and stated that hn would with,
hold his sesent from any such measures. The Oot.
ernor elect, Theodore Roosevelt, Is a New York man,
and his previous service as s member of Assembly
qualities blm In be familiar with the problems ot
better municipal government. '
The Metropolitan Election law, designed to re. ,
strict unlawful registry and to assure the voters of t
the Greater New York and a part of Westchester M
from f lauds ln the count, colonization, repeating,
and other electoral offences, disappointed u Its j
workings on Tuesdar the ejpeclaUons of those who "
were Its advocates In July. 83ms more drastlo and
practical means will be found by tbe next. J-eglsla.
tore to deal with an abuse which has become a re
curving one, but which this year waa shorn of Its)
danger by tbe outpouring of up State Republicans, J- u

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