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B ' , THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1808.
K vTD.IJESDaY, NOVEMBER 28, 1808. I m ,' ' ' ' ' ' P jOt t BnblCTtptlons by-VsUl, rostpald. E rurXT. frTifontri ... SO SO l jSi . IUOTr,PTrw..,..,.." - 0 0 J j f. SUNDAY, psr Tiaiu. ............ ........ BOO ' XlLT'lXDBOTnHr,rtTr,.. ............. BOO J ) DAILY AlUBUJnAT,rerronlh.. ..,.....-. TO roitsgs to foreign conntrlea addad, li Tni Buy, Haw Tort Clin 1 : ' ' f i mtsXlosau Ho. 13, nsar Grand Hotel, ana I j XUkmo 10, Boulevard duCuclns. 1 ; V nrftitntt esHjViser su & tueritl for .. pii!M trtitMrfd4rWirfirnJ,tt E ssl(JJM '"' (Aslpiirpeia. If' i' l! II i Adopted Citizen and Expansion. i Acotrepyaden asks ns to pleJn why fit to that nearly all tha nolslesb oppononts of tho pollor o? expansion nro persona of BUR ferelgn birth. Tho list bo lnolosee, begln- Bins with Biotuhd CtBOKzn and ending HI with Gabs Bomnus, is not a little remark j E able, It la truo but wo cannot agroo with Bf I him that tho olroomstancea of tho nativity lill of thas citizens bara tho least bearing r npon Iholr ottltudo on tho question ot 2 IcspauBlon. In tho oaao ot tho Tam il (many leader, for Instance, It Is evident I that his aspiration, to bocomo a national Hi leader ot hla party baa boentho-flolo reason jl i which led him to mako soma cloudy, 111 j considered remarks on tho subjoot, l ? Ab to Sarrcma and Oodket, their nn- '" tajronlam must bo attributed to Inherent ! t Infirmities of tholr nature Since his on 9 8' forced rotlromenb from lucratlvo publlo lljr life Mr, Somma has lost all faith In ro Uf publican Institutions .and has bocomo a , morose and gloomy pessimist. During his wholo career ho has over been tho most un- happy of mon, except when his namo stood high on tho Qovo'rnment payrolls as a sr trold-loood warrlorv an Itinerant Senator, a ; foreign Mlnlator, or a Cabinet officer. ' M to Mr. Godktt, hla Ideas and theories I nro a mlsflt In theso closing years of tho century, no Is a Tory by nature, hating, fearing and distrusting tho people, and thoroughly convinced that they aro ln a capable of Bolf-govcrnment. Now York II had somo editors ot tho samo stamp moro I than a century and a quarter ago, when Qkorots UL claimed to bo King over here. j, Tho Administration of President McKtk lET, In Its splendid policy of widening tho territorial aroa of the republic, extending i thosphoroof Its commercial development, I .preserving to tho nation evory foot of ,'ground which has boon won by tho valor of ti $ , 'Its sailors and soldiers, and maintaining tho 9 r flag whoro our heroes have planted It, has tho ' t strong, enthuslastlo support of tho adopted .1 ' oltlzens.,of every Stato In tho Union, wlth- I out distinction ot race or creed. Upon 1 - whatever questions of Internal policy thoy I I, may differ, on this thoy aro united; and h I tho political party that raises the Issue against expansion will so discover. t g. Tho Kalccd nnd Starvlngr Children of K Cuba. tTho Bubjolnod account ot somo of tho actual oondltlons In Cuba is taken from a Iw private letter written by tho wlf o ot on offl- fi ooi: of our navy now In Havana. It was not intended by tho writer for publication : J "tnm cLid too cannot ths mlaerr bere. On &" does not mind tha ohlldron up to tvclT jtKn ot : aeswttanot ons rae on peihapt that 1 comfort- ft abl bat when you can at trtrr joint In their '-. bodlea, and thcr (all down In tha atraet from weak I ncas, lt'a dreadful. Then are a thoniand people In ' tha Fosoi, which la the place where tha reconcen- ' 'tradoa aro confined, who an ataning, absolutely, and manr mora In narana. , 1 "In tha latt days ot October tha Bpaniih author, ties decided that ao many atarrlna people on the streets did not look well, so Ihej- sent out carta and a t , i 'Ruard and took them up, pfttint the babies in one 'cart, the older children in another, and the crown-up ' ; ' people in a third, and calmly sent them In entirely . diCftrent directions, resaxdless of tho fact that ( ' f .they ware scparatlns families. They aent the I (iables to the Uaternlty Hospital, where people are already slarvlnc; tha children to a blc jf- . J 'empty building, with no beda nor any straw f jg or rag to us for beds, and no food. That I know, ; fi for a doctor here went there and found them and t W 'fed them with some ot my money and stores. Ko ' . E- ne seems to know what became of the mothers. jj E They wen cettlni soma sort of a Urine In tha I ' g: atresta, and now thsy are at the mercy of the Span ;, t ,tsh authorities. g W t "The Colonial Dames aent me a superb box ot K , & medicines, ait, and Z hat sent them to the Tosos B ' K and to tha different boapltals where they will do I ' R ' ' C m1' we ,"'1 need quinine, In pills, and - ' R also salol. f. " We are feedlnz here, at this house, all the poor of t K' Vedado, about a hundred people a day, which Is k I B somethlnE. anyhow; and we hiT dona a irood deal Jb mW In Harana, but the misery Is too widespread to be Fag much helped by privsto means, i ft' " Tbo 3Tenmnt must come down her and take H hold, for It la the aama all oyer tbt island." S.BK "Wo glvo to tho genorous American publlo ftlp this ploturo of contemporaneous human ln- m m torcst without any comment. -aB Progressive Steps Toward tho Dlsfran- "M, I ) chlaemcnt of tho NegroeB. J 1 i Tho Nort li Carolina raoo conflict has ! J arousod a strong sentiment In thoso States I f I ; of what Is known as tho "black belt" I I '' which bavo not already adopted mothods ot i J ; excluding the negroes from tho suffrago, In , 1 . favor of proceeding promptly to make slmt- Ilar constitutional changes to produce tho w result "Absolute protection against tho B potolblo danger ot negro rule," na says tho 2 Kew Orleans aYmes-JDemocraf, has been so- w cured Hiub In Mississippi, South Carolina, -:? and Xioulslana, but Georgia, Alabama, and X Virginia aro " three other States In more or i lees polltioal danger, In the event of a dlvl- V Blon of the whites." fa- In Georgia a movement has already been l started "toward calling a convention for the Y purpose ot changing the suffrnge clauses ot , the present Constitution, with a view of & ' shutting out the bulk of tho negro vote," tr W As thero is no opposition to It, the Now Or- ff leans journal seems to bo Justified In pro- j p dieting, "with absolute certainty, that tho ! S' change will be made at Just as early a day ii an It can bo dono." A bill Is to be offered In ' IS. the Alabama Legislature, now in session, a calling for a Constitutional Convontlon, tho ' ft principal purpose ot which will bo toex- f. tend tho mothod to that Stato. "We shall '? M rocrean,i our duty if wo temporize fi'. with oondltlons that aro pregnant with f & evil," eald the Governor In his message to if tho legislature. Virginia, then, will soon bo m " the only State In whloh tho negro voto enn ,j ft play an Important part," and when It has f W been eliminated thero "the negro question i'f vrill have disappeared altogether from ( .Southern nolltlcs." ( It cannot bo doubted that with such a : J dlsappoarnnco would come a groat gain to $ Southern politics, and consequently to I II American politics generally, Normal po 1 K lltlcal (Uvlslon and discussion would siio- I ' mwjd tlio dull uniformity which lias mado I it "solid Boutli" of the secession States 4 I vyiJ enjngbrud tho political welfare of tho r rtrhnla Baiiber of. Stales.- for all tha parts ot i this republic aro interdependent, and such a condition as has existed In thoso parttcu , lar Btatca has lnvolvod iflustlco, and oven peril, for tho rest of tho Union. It Is a morbid political situation. If, howovcr, tho States of tho "black bolt" unlto In practically disfranchising tho negroes, how Is It to bo about tholr Topro Bcntatlon in Congress and in tho doctoral voto J Aro thoy to bo loft frco to ex clude their negro citizens from tho fran chise, yet to retain tholr full representa tion on account of them? Tho Now Or leans Times-Democrat does not C-vado that question, though It refuses to bcllovo that the proposition to rcduco thor representa tion accordingly, under tho yiftoonth Amondment to tho Constitution, will hold water ; yet it is ready to enduro tho loss If It shall bo Inovltablo. "Even woro tho South threatened with a loss of political strength in Congress," It Bays, "it would not hesitate to mako this sacrlflco if it woro necessary for tho protection ot whlto Bupromaoy." That such a reduction would bo fatr and equltablo cannot bo denlod. Othorwlse tho political equilibrium would bo destroyod, those Southern States having dispropor tionate representation and consequently unduo wolght in legislation affecting tho wholo republlo and in tho election of n Pres ident. Of courso, tho representation of Ala bama, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Virginia concerns us in New York not less than It does thoso States themselves. It may dctermino great ques tions of national politics to our Borious In jury it might havo brought about tho eloo tion of Mr. Bryan in 1800, with tho conse quent disaster, which would havo beon oven moro-torrtblo hero than thoro. Tho "solid South," undoubtedly, tends to pravoko tho rest of tho Union, whero thero Is reasonablo division touching national polialos, to rosort to cuch measures of self-proteotlon against its monaco as aro possible under the Constitution. If theso Southorn States reduco their cleotorato bo largely by tho oxoluslon of tho negroes from the, franchise, ought they not, in fair ness, to havo tholr representation reduced accordingly, as was tho cosowltb them be fore tho oivil war? Italy Under tho House of Savoy. In tho curront number ot tho Review of Jin-lexis thero is a violent arraignment of contemporary Italy by Miss Louise bo IiA IUimn, best known by her pen-namo ot Ouida. Tho Impeachment is answered in tho same periodical by a distinguished Italian, Slgnor Giovanni dama Vecchia, and that reply is worth considering, be cause, whllo tho author concedes that tho present condition of Italy might in several ways be bettered, he undertakes toprove that it is, at all events, a great Improve ment on the preceding stato of things. Tho outcome ot Ouzda'b diatribe may bo summed up in a Bentcnco. Sho asserts that the King ot Italy is greedy, that tho Government is corrupt, that tho Parlia ment is Incapable, that tho governing classes aro dospotlo, that tho middle classes are riff-raff, that tho soldiers are cruel and hated, that the Judges do not rontier jus tice, that'the peasantry aro the caterpillars ot the soil and that tho wholo Italian com munity Is "a vast eamorra for tho pro tection of its own knaves." Blgnor dalla. Yeccuia meets the first charge by pointing out what use King Hcmbebt makes of the money ho recolves. It Is true that ho has $1,750,000 a year, but with this ho has to keep up ten royal residences. Ho has no wish for so many palaces, and ho maintains most of them In order to gratify local' pride, all the capitals of tho former Inde pendent States in Italy desiring to koop the semblanco of a court of their own. It is certain that with tho money needed for tho maintenance of ton great bouses tho King is enabled to retain thousands of people In his service and out ot tho workhouse. Somo other facts cannot bo reconciled with the rapaclousness imputed by Ouida to tho Italian sovereign. For oxnmple, when Vicron EsrarAsrunr. died, ho left debts amounting to over $7,000,000. Slgnor Orispi proposod to ask tho Parliament to pay these debts, but King Humbert forbade him, saying, "Tho debts of the father shall bo paid bytboson'and ho discharged them. Anothor Incident is worth rocaUIng. It appears that according to tho Italian etatuto, or constitution, tho heir to tho throno is entitled to an appanago when ho comes of age and to another when, ho marries. King HuirnnnT has not yet al lowed his Ministers to ask Parliament to voto tho latter grant, and tho court of tho Prlnco of NapleB Is still kept up by his father. Again, when tho city of Turin voted $30, 000 for a monumont to Humbeht's brothor, tho King sont with his thanks a oliock for $32,000, to help to finish a hospital, which Is now the largest and beat equipped in Eu ropo. Signor sali, a Vecodia further testi fies that King Humbert distributes ovory year about $200,000 in charity. So much for tho alleged greediness of tho Italian sovereign. As for tho corruption of which the King's Ministers aro accused, the only evidence brought forward is that fur nished in tho caso of Slgnor Cribpi. That ho was guilty ot dishonesty, thero is no doubt, but ho has beon punished for It. That is moro than Franco can say of cor tain Ministers implicated In tho Panama scandal. Tho notion that King nuMBEitT praterrod Onisri, dishonest as ho was, to other aspirants for tho premiership, la repelled by Signor daxla Vecchia, who Insists that ClttsPl was far from bolng a persona grata at the Italian court, and that It was Parliament, publlo opinion, and Brs MARCK that conjointly forced him to recall Onisn to office In 1 804. Publlo opinion, by tho way, is more powerful In Italy than in any other European country, with tho ex ception of England, Norway and France. The fact, of course, Is tnoompatlblo with tho alleged existence ot a dospotlo regime. Another of Outda's statements is said to be unfounded ; it is denlod that lnltaly poo plo aro condemned without being pormlttod to spak in tholr own defenoe. A Droyfus affair would be Impossible in tho Italian peninsula. The Italian law requires that overy accused person shall bo represented by counsel ; an advocate Is appointed by tho Court it tho accused Is unable to biro one. Slgnor DAiLA Vkcohia does not deny that the Italian standing army is a burden on the resources of tho people. lie romlnds us, however, that tho history of tho penin sula Is reploto with warnings that the burden must bo borne. Italy must bo mili tarily strong, or sho will become tho prey of tho foreigner In the future, as sho was In tho past. Undoubtedly, militarism has objectionable- aspects, but many closo ob servers of contemporary Italy havo ex pressed tho opinion that in that country the army Is a school of oivio virtues. If, as Ouida Bays, tho soldiers aro hated, it Is hard to understand tho publlo subscrip tion which was opened for them by the Milanese of tilthe suppression of tho recent molt, durjfl'ff which gangs, othoodlumi,, mmmmmmmmmmmmm known as the terra, infested Milan for thrco days. Wo pass to tho evidence of the general improvement ot tho Italian community slnco its political unification. That social conditions aro bettered is attested by tho signal decrcaso in tho number of crimes, and by tho fact that tho Illiterate who, un der tho forraor regime constituted In somo parts of tho country 80 por cent of tho population, havo now diminished to about 20 por cent. Tho extent to which wasto lands havo beon reolalmod was brought out in somo statistics communicated to tho Daily Clironicle of London In last Juno, It appears that tons of thousands ot acres aro in cultivation now that woro wild pasturo lands twenty years ago. Tho great poaoo lari of Albano and Castel Gandolfo woro ploughed threo ycarsago fortho first tlmo in history, and nro now magnificent strotchos ot wheat Tho transformation that has boen effected in tho camnctffna to tho north of Homo la anothor notable oxamplo ot tho substitution ot Ullago for pasturage Tho textllo industries of Italy havo recolvcd a. marked stimulus under tho present rcglmo ; Blella and Schlo aro worthy ot Lancashire. Italian artisans and operatives aro better fed and bettor housed than thoy wero for merly. Tho record of Italian savings banks boars witness to tho diffusion of much pros perity. Tho doposlts In theso institutions are $100,000,000, besides SUO.OOO.OOO'ln, tho postal savings banks. It is evident that n good deal can bo said for tho condition of Italy under tho dynasty of Savoy. It is nevertheless indlsputablo 'that tho country is ovortaxed, and that (taxation must bo reduced It the peoplo aro to profit as thoy should by national- inde pendonoe and civil liberty. Four Follies of the Antl-Impcrlallsts. Vo reprint as a curiosity the proposi tions which tho Hon.ABADDiNATimiBON'B Anti-Imperialist League is seeking to domonstrato by means ot petitions to Mr. McKinley: "(1) The moral iniquity of oonTertlnc -war for humanity Into a war of conaueat. "(2) The physical deceneratlon. tha corruption ot the blood, and all the evils ot militarism which will ensue If tho troops an to ba kept In the Philippines and elsewhere lonser than absolutely necessary to nable a sorernment to ba established which will protect lite and property. "(0) The political aril and the necessity ot pre erring the Union upon the principles of Its framcrs. hM) The olear necessity of lares Increase of tares "or the support ot armies and navies, with a crest probability that voluntary enlistment will hare to be supplemented by drafts." If it Is worth whllo to reply to nssump-. tlons liko theso, the reply may-toko some such shape as this : Every wax is for tho conquest of tho enomy. If tho war with Spain was a war for humanity, its purpose is nob nttalnod bo long as the Philippines, a portion of Span ish territory to whloh tho United States acquired a right in the prosecution of tho war for humanity, aro loft to the inhuman ity of Spain or to internal quarrels fostered by tho necessary past Interference of tho United States. The moral iniquity Is not in taking the Philippines, but in abandon ing thorn. Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotchmen, and Welshmen, In the servlco of Great Britain in the East, do not suffer from physical de generation, corruption ot the blood; nor docs Great Britain suffer from tho evils ot militarism. Aro tho citizens of the United States a feebler breed? Is tho United States unequal to a task which Groat Brit ain doc3 well, and with advantage to rulers and ruled? No political ovlls and no violation of tho principles of tho framers of tho Govern ment aro lnvolvod that were not involved once for all In tho Louisiana purchase. Tho war with Spain showed clearly, savo to a few hopeless Bourbons, that a good sized regular army ready for-war is a good deal cheaperthan tho process of making an army after tho war has begun. As for taxos, oven If thoy bulked bigger than tho most seared nnt'-imporlallst foresees them, they would never be felt they would bo lower than at present, in tho growth of commerce and manufacture and agricul ture to which tho Philippines by tholr own rosources and as a station on tho road to China offer abundant now markets; and new markets tho United States must have. Tho stuff about tho necessity of drafts merely shows that tho Anti-Imperialist League cannot understand, any more than tho Peace Sooloty can, why anybody goes into the army unless ho has to go. We advise the Antl-Imperlallst Leaguo to try again. Taxation In Uural Dlstrlots. Tho tax assessors of tho town ot Mount Pleasant, Westchester county, havo aban doned thclrattoinpt to assess at $2,000,000, thorcsldoncaof tho multl-mllllonalro, Wn IiIAII EOCKEFELLElt. Mr. K,OCKEPELI,EB, nppcaled to the Supremo Court against tho assessment, and tho roferoo to whom tho matter was submitted, reported that tho valuation of tho property should bo, in stead of $2,600,000, only $343,000. His rcportwas confirmed by tho court, and tho assessors havo decided not to contest tho confirmation. It is conceded that tho placo cost Mr. BookefeliiEB something ap proximating $2,000,000 ; but that nobody clso would glvo for it moro than $348,000, appears to havo boon proved to tho satis faction of tho retorco and of tho Judgo. On the othor hand, oltlzons of Isllp, Long Island, are attacking the assessors of that town for their too groat lenity, id tho mat tor of taxation of personal property, toward cortaln ot their neighbors, among whom Is Mr. Robert B, EooseveiiT, undo of tho Governor elect. Tho assessors taoltly admit tho charge, and will probably defend them solves by alleging that If they had done otherwise than they did, they would havo driven Mr. Roosevelt and those In tho samo category with him out of tho town, and thus got from them no taxes at all. Changing ono's residence to avoid high taxation is a familiar devloo. Many wealthy New Yorkers do not scruplo to avail thomsolves of It They live In this city durlug the winter, but thoy havo also summer homes, and mako .them tholr legal residences. Receptly, a largo number ot owners ot many millions of personal proporty havo become, formally, citizens of Nowport, Rhode Island, and pay taxes thero Instead of bore. Should tho Stato of Vor mont adopt tho measure which has boen proposed to It, of bargaining with rich men for a commutation of taxes at a low figure, provided thoy tako up tholr resi dence in tho Stato, Vermont also may bo como an asylum for tho persecuted tax payers of other parts of the country. That tho assessors of Mount Pleasant erred in policy as well as in law In their treatment of Mr, Rockkfei.w.k is plain. Even it tho law had Justified them in making hlra pay taxes on tho entire cost ot his couutry place, prudonco forbado their doing it. Thelrattemptwasnwarningtooll rich men who Intended buylng-fivnalapd la tho town nnd beautifying it tastefully and oxpenslvoly, that thoy would bo made to pay roundly for tho privileges. As a more question ot profit to tho town it would bo better to exompt from taxos altogether residences llko Mr. Rocotnnti.iJin'8 than not to havo them at all. Tho employment thoy furnish to workmen and laborers, In tho first instance, and tho subsoquont con tinued cxpoudlluro for keeping up, make thorn a steady souroo of income, indepen dently of that dorlvod from taxes. Somo day, possibly, a system ot taxation may bo dovlsod whloh will satisfy both taxpayers and tax collectors ; but tho thing has not boon dono yet, nor has any approach been mado to It In tho meanwhilo, undor tho system that prevails, tho rural districts profit by tholr lighter oxponsosand oonso- quently lighter taxes, and tho cities loso. Tho Dramatized Novel on the Stage. Tho distinguishing. It not tho dlBtlnctlvo, mark ot tho present theatrical season In Now York, as it was of last year, appears to bo tho publlo preferenco for plays bnsod upon popular works ot flotlon ormado by writers whoso chief reputation has boon gained as novollsts. Tho task of compression and elimination in a novol dramatized for tho stago Is al ways difficult Moreover, many of tho lit erary morlte which sccuro accoptanco for a book and gain popularity for its author are of very little account In tho construction ot a successful play. Tho interest in a novol Is not graded to tho nlooty of "aota" of equal longth and culminating interest each ending in a situation wheroin tho horo and herolno are essentially tho ohlof par ticipants. Episodes requiring brisk, treat ment on tho stago aro in books diffused over many pages, and character portraits, so-called, and descriptive scenes, the do light of many readers, are ot very small ac count on tho stage, whoro "nolion" la tho one thing roqulrod. So general, indeed, has becomo tho aocoptonco ot tho viow that popular novols aro usually unsuccessful In tho form ot plays that in stago traditions this has passed almost into on axiom. But to this rulo thero have boon many excep tions, nnd notably in Now York in recent times, as is shown by tho popular success of "Tho Little Minister," "Tho Christian," " Tho Prisoner ot Zonda," " Under tho Bod Robe," "A Lady of Quality," "Trilby," "An Enemy to tho King," "Teas ot tho lVUrbem vllles1''and others. Popular success has attended these and. other stage versions of well-known novels. Tho reason for It may be discovered, per haps, in the ability shown by tho play wrights in thesopartlcular cases. It may bo accepted as an evidence of Increasing lit erary proflctonoy among tho playwrights ; for It in tho long run the merit ot plays was greater than that of novels, there is no doubt that we shouldoitenerflnd tho thomo of the dramatist furnishing the inspiration for tho novol writer. Publlo taste in theatricals is attaining overy year a hlghor standard. Better stago work is demanded, better plays aro want ed ; and tho craze for light and frothy mu sical farces, intcrsporsed with vaudeville fea tures, is yielding gradually to tho demand for moro serious productions at tho regu lar theatres. This demand Booms In many cases to bo mot successfully by thonovel Ists whoso work, already accepted, by the reading publlo, Is assured ot at least a. frlondly hcarlng-upon the stago. The Mistakes of Jones. Our esteemed contemporary, the Brooklyn Eagle, has treated its readers to anothor doso of tho opinions of the Hon, Jaiies K. Jones, Chairman of the National Commlttco and Senator ot Arkansas. Jones is still hot red hot and whlto hot for sliver. Jones Btlll soethc3 with "violent opposi tion to tho expanslonldeas of tho Administra tion," and "believes that tho annexation ot Porto Rico and tho Philippines will result In a setback to thoprogress of the country Jones Is still "opposed to any increaso In the regular army." The Hon. Jrsi Jones has just exactly tho opinions which will carry tho Domocratlo party, if it follows them, to anothor thun dering smash and terriblo loss of votes. Long may ho rave I It is mighty encouraging to hear such a report ot political ohances and conditions on the western side of our continent as is rendered by Senator McBntDE of Oregon In an Interview 'printed la the WaihinatonFost: "The result In the West marks the return of tha Faclflo coast States to the Bepubllcan oolumn. Washington and California hate only followed the excellent example that was set by Oreeon last June, and I think ar both permanently with the Bepub llcan party. "The West hsa been sharlne splendidly tin the prosperity of President JIoKrsLET's Administration and In the benefits of a protective tariff. This Is on ot the osuses of tho revolution in the political Yiews of Faclno oost voters. But the farmers have been reoelvlnc excellent prices for their aerlcultural products. Wheat, wool, hops, and other 'farm pro ducts hare brought high prices, and then has been a constant demand. The farmers of Washington, like those of Oreeon, raise dlrenlfied crops, and all thes farmers bar shared In the good times. The election has demonstrated that these farmers have returned to tho Republican party and that others, Impregnated with free silver Ideas, an disposed to abandon them." Three years aco next Fobruarr, Senator Mo BniDEcasttlio only voto from the l'aolflo coast In either branch ot Concrees against the sliver bill. In the next Congress, tho Fifty-sixth, ovory Ilepubllcan vote for the Paolfla coast, both la the Senate and la the House of Repre sentatives, will be for sound money. NOT VXITRB STATES POJtTB TET, A. Treasury rtullnc Itejsardlng Vessels Ball ing Ileuco to Cuban Cities. WAsnmoTON, Nov. 22. The Treasury De partment has ruled that the military occuiki tloa of certain ports of Cuba Is not to bo ro earded for the present an chancing the prac tice respecting the consular verification of manifests for vessels bound to those ports. In the absence ot a Bpanlsh Consul tho Captains of vessels, nlthur foreign or American, Balling from tho Unllod Htates to Cuba are to obtain the certification of the French Consul Ht tho port of sailing. Cold Illilo for Mr. Carnngle, from tSf Mail and Arpreit. Mr. Andrew Caruegio'a newspsper article acilntt the scquldtlou of ilio Philippine by this country attracted snloo attention in Wall street tu-ilay. Among thoao who forainentod upon it wss ei-duv. ltofll 1', Flower, who saidi "Any nun who dous not go along with hla coun. try, but who chooaes to sit on the curb aud holler ' Whoal' la apt to hare a oold ride." A Homn Estimate ot Senator Hour's I'olltt- rnl banlty. From iht n'orcaltr Spy. Says Tni Box, referring to the mstter of Im perialism! As for Senator Hoar? Well, he changed his mind about Hawaii, itself distant territory, and ruted for annexation like the honest old Ilepubllcan and American that he is. Whatever li may say or do, you win not find Senator Iloar in amllatlon with lb Bclturz-Atkluaou party. Mot much) Mr. VruriburEcr'e Victory. Frtrm Us At, Leuii BipuMte. Yulhu Wgrzborgu'vu also Tindieatedl i , MM-HHrggg.gSgSsaBBBBBBBBBB U03tltAItDED Br HAZY. A. ltoaaa Owner In ITnrlem Tells n Moving Story ot His Danger nnd Woes. To win Ecrron of Tns Bon Bin About ten roars ago, when I was on "ensy street," I In vested my surplus capital In buying a houso In Harlem as a provision for my family and as a sood investment. It was a modest houso, aa houses so, but I took prldo in it as my one owe lamb. I was told that property was sure to advance In value, inasmuch as it was a crow ing neighborhood. Having recently taken stock, I find that tho only pcrcoptlblo growth that has taken place In tho Interim was not In roal estate values, but In tho adjacent rock. Both tho valuos and the rook are fast disap pearing In a proportionate ratio. Tho blasters aro holding high carnival, and my humblo abodo Is In consequence not only shrinking In valuo. but shrinking visibly In bulk, to the naked evo. What tho lineal doscondnnt of tho Ctesars hns failed to accomplish so far (but doubtless he'll mako up for this later, as tho finishing touches aro always mo9t effective) tho liulldlng Depart ment, stepping In, havu kindly undertaken to do. Thinking that I was entitled to sympathy at least, I rashly concludod to mako my talo of woe known to tho heads ot our city's bureaus, hoping thoroby to keep these lloman legions ntbay. So far tho soheme has worked disas trously, and I find that the moro I complain tho moro cauno I have for complaint. As tho result ot a building Inspector's diag nosis of tho caso, he has proscribed that I put a poultice, or a poor man's plaster, on tha party foundation wall that Is badly cracked from tho repeated concussions, to boo if tho fissures broadon and deepen to a really alarming extent. Nor is this all. I havo boen served with a paper directing me to take down, under penalty ot tho law, my ohlmney and adjoining coping, lest somo blast might throw thorn down and Injure- it not kill tho sappors and minors whose work Is roBponsiblo fortho dilapidated condi tion ot my dwelling. So I have takon tho warn ing to heart and this day have entered into contract to have my houso dismomborcd from the root while another contraotor continues to demolish tho premises from the foundation free of charge. But I anticipate a llttlo. Oursoulptor Is not eoncornod about discovering angels In tho rougli-hown blook. He has a different reputa tion from that. Ho makes angola by the force ot bis block, not with a ohlsel, but with a high explosive. As I am not yearning forangelsln my family, 1 naturally object to this high handed proceeding. But objections In this oase are mere honored In the breach than In the observance." , Thinking that I could stay this bombardment by Invoking the aid of our city officials. I wont to the station house and there told a moving tale that harrowad up the soul ot the Sergoant at the desk. Tho Borge&nt assured me that I was In tho hands of my frlonds, and that "a man" would bo sent forthwith to protect mo from this Our Tawkcs's plot. "The man" came, no saw and was conquered. Tho man from the station house made a great noise and grow notlr and virtuously Indignant In mr presence Jnd In the prossnoe of tho dynamite gladiator, t was an outrage, he eald. and he pointed to my battered brownstone front and my shat tered mantels. Did the gladiatorial dynamiter cower? Mot a bit ot It. lie grew complacont and faootlous. Bnt for the presence of tho ofucer. whose feelings I respected, I would have reaohed for his (DonCtesar'a) solar plexus. I was comforted, however, when I heard the officer call him a rascal and a brute to his beard. But my feelings later in the day wore very muoh outraged when I found this worthy officer and hla stigmatlEed "rasoaland brute" seated together, like long-lost brothors. drink ing and toasting oach othor In a saloon on the other sldo of the street. And when I showed myself I received nothing but glances that proved more eloquently than words that I was persona non erata. I appealed to a blghqr court, and hied myself to the Bureau of Combustibles. The caso was doomed so urgent that a man was sent post haste, for fear of a traeedy taking place In his absence. Another dramatlo Interview, moro prolonged and exoltod than the former, and another denouement of a similar nature. Determined not to bo checkmated. I went to me jiuuains Department, ana mr story oxcitea so much Interest that I was told an Inspector would not only be despatched forthwith to the scene of battle, but that ho would be statlonod there all day and every day to Bee that no ln- Jurr befell mr house or family, You know the rest. 8vongail again proved hlmsolf tho mas ter spirit, and the building Inspector was hyp notized like the others. So I have resigned myself to my fate. I havo obituary notices all ready and my will mnde. But, as all my eggs are In one basket, I'll havo no one. In caso of a catastrophe, who Is likely to survive tho impending tragody. It is a curious anomaly that I own a house In whloh I cannot safely 11 vo and which I cannot abandon, that I cannot sell or rent, and that It would bo folly for me to give away. Mount Mourns. New Yonir. Nov. 22. Tho Irishmen TVlio Fought with George "Washington. To toe Enrron or Tns Sirs Sir: In yonr Issue of Ibis date "American" has demonstrated to his own satisfaction that tha total number of the Irish rsoe In this country in 1700 was about 80,000, or one per cent, ot the then population. From these figures it would be sate to estimate that at the Urn of the Revolution the Irish element in this country did not exceed 25,000. Tet" American" ooncedes thatthe Irish element contributed from Ave to seven per cent, to the army of the ItovoluUon. Sevenperoent. of the Revolution siy army makea a total of 33,000, which would Indi cate that every Irishman then In the country fought for Independence There Is no margin for women or children or old or decrepit. This la very compli mentary to the Irish race. An analysis of " American's " figures gives no other result, reductfe ad aliurium. Galloway was the representative of the British Oovernmont and an eyewitness of tho war of the Revolution; and aa England has not been in the habit ot employing fools In her service, it is more than likely that his testimony Is correct, or very nearly correct. It must not be forgotten that the desertions from the British to the Revolutionary array were considerable. A. New Tomt, Not. 31. It Xa Too Uarly for the Great Work Hero Suggested. To TnR Eniion or The BvsStn The Sun is a great paper) aa an exponent of all that la proper in the way of Journallatlo excellence, as an ardent advo cate of the "latest and best" In the philologies!, grammatical and rhetorical lino it mar be cited as an example which many, If not all, of the dallies of (hla city would do well to emulate. Aa an unearther of all that la awful In the way of proper names It standa alone upon a pinnacle which towers so far above all competitors that it makes na (to quote a popular comedian) " dizzy to look at tta ankles." To whom do wo owo the fact that we can know and love Pod Dlsmuke t Who has Inscribed the name of Bplnk Jakway upon the world's roster of famous names t Will Tns Bex, with that courtesy which has ever distinguished it. and for the benefit of one of Its most regular and devoted readers, publish a com plete list of all Its'dlscoiericH In this llnel LetKaat and est. North sud South send forth one glorious galaxy of nomeuclatuio. J, B. PotXAi. New Yuus, Nov. 21. The Army Chaplain.- To the Kditoii or Tiik Su .V(r The trouble between the Bot rnty-flrst IlcKiir.ent und thi is Chap, lain empbaslrra the rniitlclion riacluil afler many yeara' aenlceln the I'.URllsb regular srniy, vir., that the cuBtom of glrli g .in armrrank la a minister of the dospol Is open to criticism, (If course, the Chap, lain himself la not going to And any fault; In fact, it Is a err nice thing to le a Ilov. Captain or a Ror, Iaor aud wear ofilcer'a clothes draw ofilccr'n stores and allowances, sit at tho olllccrV table aud say "officer's grace" i but all this pluct him on tho op posite aide cf that abysmal chaam which separates him from the ninety odd per cent, of his floik who don't happen to b) officers. Of course, this positlou may make him conduct the service', bur)' the desd, Ac, rllh additional dig nity, but It absolutely precludes an thing like that aympathr which ia as rssentlsl to tho successful dlschanio of the duties of tho Chnst'au prieat lu Cuba salt la lu Harlem. The army Chaplain should be the cuual of all ranks, the military superior of noue, A. J. II. Losu Diuvoii.ov, 21, The Christmas numborot irarper'i Magazine opens with a atory, "Old Captain," by Mylcs Iiomsnway, illustrated by Howard I'ylo. Tho dis tinctively "occasional contributions" arc; "Mary," a poem by Ruth UcKnery Stuart, who affords also a capital negro story) a poem by Louise Morgan Sill, and another by Virginia Woodward Cloud; a story by Mary T. Van Pcuburgh, called "How Santa Claua Wss Saved," and a football atory by Jess Lynch WlUisms, "TbeOIrl and tbe Game." FreJcrlc Rem InrtoUj.Johu Corbln, Hon Mcleod, Lieut. Mead, U. 8. li M., Mlsa Guinsy and lira. Ptlanl an some cfths other contributors. now xo mosiorn TBuvEitANCE, tlereilltarr Transmission of the Disease ot Alcoholism Mnst Be Prevented. To xns Enrron of Tub Son Bin Mr. Funk's letter In Tn Bun of Nov. 10 In roplr to Trot. Qoldwln Smith has beon road br mo with much Interest. Tho efforts whloh havo boon put for ward br tho Prohibitionists havo beon to a largo extent a failure, owing to on error In Judgment, naraclri accepting a result whllo ther overlook tho causo. Saloons do not exist because tho law sanctions them: thor .nro simply to satisfy a demand, tho outeomo bf a tissue craving for stimulants, whloh Is as much a part ot man as tho hair on his hoad or tho fingers on his hand. It is a condition which, to bo exact, wo should donomlnato as patho logical, but usago and thft lndlffarenco ot fa mlllarttr define as physiological. Man cannot chango his temperament by a docrco nor his phi stology br a oltr ordinance, and I would, with Mr, Funk's permission, parophraao his romnrk nnd Bar "tho world will rot stand aghast at tho Inconcolvablr stupid blunder ot relegating a diseased and dogonorato condition for ameli oration to tho tenets of a partr or tho enthusi asm of a platform." As an animal (which man Is) ho cannot rlso suporlor to his tissues, and as ho has so untvorsallr boquonthod to him br his onecstrr ot alcoholism a tainted constitu tion, ho In turn transmits the condition to his posterltr. It Is that alcoholism, now fully provod to bo a disease, both a herodltarr and an ao aulrod type, but In oach caso capable of trans mission, constituting us ttssuo degonerntesj which loaves us a long war short ot our Intondcd capabilities as an animal trpe. I pro sumo none of us will llvo to seo that physio logical millennium, when the animal mnn will bo so complete, bo stable. In such n stato of psychological and physiological rest that that Intensity of Rontlment ,or that composnro of feeling for whloh ho Sowrollos upon stimulation or sodatlon will o so muoh his own that a moro nutoinatla voli tion will bo nil that Is demandod to obtain tho desired result. ,. The taint of alcoholism Is universal, and It lnlluoncoa tho destinies of countless numbers ot the human specleswlthanlntansltr boforo which the rocognlzcd inroads of consumption nnd specifics pain Into n trivial insignificance Mr. Funk talks of the "hypnotlo power of pro disposition," unwittinglr using a most. potent argument against tho mistake so ardently ndvocatodof prohibiting tho result whllo thor Ignore tho predisposition the cause. The ethical sovereignty of the law" sounds wollns a suggested moral agent, but It Is what is In the mnn nnd not what Is outaldo of him that over has and ever shall dominate his actions as an Individual, Independcnco of nation nnd .obedience to law Is good, but independence of manhood and oessatlon'of disease Is better. The man of to-dnr Is not In an Ideal condition, and nowhere do wn find better evidence ot It than in his persistent but aimless, haphazard efforts to attain a " better thing" br stringency of law and stricture of en vironment. Let alcoholism be reoognlzed in Us protean relationship to man, and lot It bo assaulted as a disease, break tho vjolous elrclo nnd begin anywhere In tho llfo history of tho individual, nnd thus initiate a movement to ward potent education and eradication. Lot tho liquor business alone, but give your energies to regeneration, and the liquor ques tion will In tlmo becomo a dead Issno, a rem nant ot a vaunted civilization which Is a trav esty upon man's acceptance of tho eclf-modo imitation ot the original alvlne possibility. If the medical men of tho oountrr would becomo unified upon the subjeot and wage Intelligent war, against man's most potent dlseasa maker, and see to It that their undonbtod opportunities to Influence the raoo are continually Improved, let their efforts be toward tho prohibition ot tainted transmis sion, toward the. caring of disease br some more Intellectual and humane method than ther often do br inducing or originating an other. Thus we mar originate a system which will guarantee that the children of to-day will not be the drunkards of to-morrow. Let man cease to bo pnrasltlo and oeaso to pror upon the degeneracy ot his fellow man. Lot htm be once again his brother's keener and his offspring's protector. Lot science havo ber porfect work. The cessation of demand will prohibit tho saloon and no longer afford political pabulum, and the tremendous power of tho law " will oease to bo an Illusion. FnEDGBICS W. D'EVBLTN. Nxw Tome. Nov. 20. The Assessed. Valuations of NevrTorlr. To tub Editor of Tub Bux Sir: A real estate pnpor gives this table of the assessed valuations of the several boroughs In tbe city of New York In order to help to an understand ing of the work tho Tax Department has to do In mooting the requirement ot tho charter that tax valuations shall bo equalized throughout the consolidated city, presenting also the ratios of assessed to aotuol real estato valuations and the tax rates at which collection was lost made: PtrCtnL Total Atttnrd Jltal EitaU Tax Valuation. Valuation. Itatt, Manhsttan and theBronx..N..f2,187,403,81 0 3.01 Brooklyn. .... 608,76,B8 7S 2.83 Sneens 8C,83,SB3 CO .S lchmond.... 2U.OO0,2UO CO .& Average. According to this the actual valuta aro as fol lows; New York.. ...... $3,S45,B78,023 Brooklyn BOB.OOl.WM Sueens... ..... 171,867,180 lehmond 46,743,102 Total $4,670,846,363 Tbe total ot assessed values Is 2,1)01,255,421 The assossed values nro 62.12 per cent, of tho total values. An equalization will, therefore, mako those changes: Pritent Ptrctnlan of Tncreau Deduct to Alietlfd to to EqualUu Equalite. Actual Valuct. rtr Cent. i"er Cent. NewTork 60 2.12 Brooklyn 79 12.13 Oaf ens.... BO 12.12 Richmond 60 12.13 Tho actual amount of Increase or decrease can bo found by taking these percentages of actual alues as glvon above. It is ostlmatod that J80.500.000 will be re quired for next rear. This Is .01853 of the total actual valuations given above. This would make an assessment of near 3 per cent, on a valuation of 02.1 'J percent, ot the actual value. This will be roduoed br the usual annual In crease In tho value of proporty. 0. Nuw YoitK. Nov. 22, Kplscopnllnnlim and Frcsbyterlanlsm. To the EuiTon or Tni Bun Sir: In the beginning of the present year Tns 6dm published a series of re markable editorials upon the leceaalon of Dr. Uriggs and Dr. Bhtvlds from the Prcsbyterlsn Church to the Protestant Episcopal. One of these editorials, en titled "Are Presbyterisnlsm and Kplscopallanlsm Interchangeable Creeds r" caused a sensation, for its hypothesis was startling and lta logloal deduc tions clear and forcible. The Bun said: "If a Pres byterian minister can become an Episcopal minister without undergoing any change of religions belief, and If after having become an Episcopalian he can still remain a professor In a Presbyterian theo logical seminary which requires of him acceptance of the Westminster Confession, what reason Is there for the two communions to remain separate and dis tinct 1 If there Is such agreement, why are the two apart I Why aro they not now in that organlo unity which has been so long under discussion 1" It was natural that Tub Bun's argument should arouse the IndlgnaUon and repudiation of the High Church party lu tbe Episcopal oommuulon. A Catbollo theologian, the Iter. Henry O, (Unas, found Tub Bum's query ao Inviting to a new field of this Interesting subject that he devoted much time and labor to researches in the writings of tho famous Anglican dhlneeof the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. As these theologians were the founders aud doctrinal authorities of the Angllcsu establish' ment ihi'lr teetlmony Is undenlabler- The result of Dr. flans 4's labors was emtudied In two papers, en titled "A City of Confusion." published In the Ail nutland Hapttuiber liumbera of tbe ii Afarfa, a r.tcr.i uugazino of Notre Dame, Ind. Dr (lama's woik necessarily abounds in Quota tions from the highest Elizabethan divines, and In eludes tho testimony of such men aa Fleetwood, Bishop of Ely, Abbot. Bishop of ballsbury, Burnet, who oorupfi'it that see si a later date (liUBi.Rtelllng flfntof YVorrestir, Tomllne of W Ineheeter, Whits of Kir, Bihoia Andievts, Uaber, Davenport, Morton, Hall, and a host uf ntlurrf cf equal importance, in eluding l ho famous Harlow aud Archbishop Laud. Thu whole wilght it this remarkable collection of evidence not only lirincs that Tn Hum's theory Is a correct uno. that l. iBcopaiuinlsm aud Presbyterian ism are tiitfrcUjiig ale creeds, but it ettabllshea lm- oikI alt di.ubt thst. In ant lent Anglican precedent, tho ordination to which Dr. Brigga submitted was Kildom ciiniid. Tho lo.Ul.iou) of the Anglican dUlnrs riled hyDr. Ilsnss proves that "during tbe whole period, from 1552 onward, tbe English Onurch was considered, lu frli mis and foes alike, to be for all Intents and imnuits one with tbe Swiss churches of .iirirh and llensva;" that "almost all tho proialnent KiWab.-tlmn i.Uliopa and divines were lu doctilne utngllau or Calilnistlu and were at much pains to dtxlaie themsel'rs at one with the Hwlts reformer. eirlally lib Uiilllnger and Peter Martyr." alwi that " tho wbulm.r tho l.vea and writ lugs of tho Klizaketbau dlvlucs, with the single and peihsps doubtful rxirntlon of Bishop Cheney of tlloucesU r, agreed Id doctrine with the churches or Zurich and tlcneva." (Child, "Church andstateun. der tbe Tudoi .") Ian aria. NivrYoiuc, Nov, 22, Luunl to the Kmergrnoy. from tXt Ckkapo Uutri. " That woman next door went and got a bat exactly Ilk mine." "DJdrouinakeafuasaboailtr" Kot I cave mlae to the cooaVf 4 alalkaV a, a 4aMaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaLl rACKD DT A iio.v. Mm A Wheelman Makes the flrcntrst lltlort of Mi? Ills Life for About Two Mltrs, WrV From Ms DrititK Central Africa (latin, I m I rodo on mr blcrolo from Dlnntvro n Min IJf dar nttornoon. Aug. '.'2, orrJ readied t mffl Stroud's (Mrs. Bunco's agent's) boforo tlm 8nr WW went down, and after waiting for nfowminutes If' started again, lust nftor sunset, fly the timol 1 gotto thoNnmar.l crossing (whoro mr pritnte K' road orosscs tho Iilnntrro-Zombra main mnd- I " boyondMr.jrorkol's plantation) It hail cot riiiii, dark, oxcopt for a llttlo light tho new moon I ' was giving. Tho main road has only m! rn, H contlr boon mado, and Is qui to soft and hum.r A, - besides bolng very stcop, for nt least Imif !l -qiy length. Tho rostot ttts falrlr lovol, but iion otitis Inn condition for cycling yot. ovoopt thi . portion whloh extends from my first plantation to mr house, which wna mado Bomo tlmo ngo. m ' and Is now nice and hard. When 1 tolt tho main road I dismounted, and rl' startod pushing my blcrclo un tho bill, but b. 1 foro 1 had gono far I hoard a heavy body jmah. A ' Ing Its war through the bush on my led r h thought .It was somo big game, possibly nn M eland or buffalo, but as I felt a certain amount m ofuneaslnosa I wont to tho othor sldo of tlm road and pU9bed awnr as .quickly as I on.nU. When I had gono a short dlstancn up the slops I looked around nnd almost had a lit when I saw n full-grown lion standing norota the read, H broadsldo on, with hla head turned toward me. and as I looked he started In pursuit I at- tempted to mount mr machine, but owing to the slope, and. mr,Cxc'tclnent .1. failed twice. Tho thlrxt time I succeeded In get- ting nwnr. and I did pntlal for all 1 was north. but tho maohlno kont'-wnbhling- ucrnt the road, and I saw that tho lion had lesinod th distance botween us br about half, tliuuch I was Mill flftr yards from tho ton of I ho nr. Ho kept up a low growling all tho time, and I could hear him moro nnd more distinctly evory tlmo an ho still lessened tho distance botneen us, I think I could oaally havo outstripped him If It hail been lovol, but tho machine kept up a rattle, rattle over the Inequalities in tho roml, and onco or twice I wan almost thrown olT. I did not dare to look back: Indeed, 9L thoro was no noed. as tho growl plainly V told mo that lis was almost on me, hut at last I reached the crost, nnd flew rinvin the H opposlto slope I then suddenly remembered H that thoro was nn opon culvert across the rond HI somo 200 yards ahoad, but thoro wa no tlmo 1 to dismount, so I rode Into It, nnd the sho k H flung mo high out of tho saddle but I fell hnrlc H on It without, being knocked off. FortunnMr H the sldo of tho drain next the hill was high H and the opposlto side low,, bo that tho inn. H chlnn was not stuck In tho culvert, nnd M though the front fork wan twisted and the front wheel grated against It, It vrna H not quite jammed, nnd I was nble to rlrleon, Whon I reaohed the smooth part of tho road H near mr first plantation I wan ublo to get up a good rate of speed, but I no longer board the growl In the rear. H Next morning I went back along the road. H and I found the lion had como aa far ns tho culvort and had thero oome to a stand. Tim chase, therefore, lasted along tho whole road from tho main lino through tho forest to my house, a distance of about two mites. The Hone In Iluttle. H Front Vu Buffalo Uorit World. M A votoran oavalry horse partakes of tho hopes H and fears ot battlo just tho earns an his rldor. ,fi9L As the column swings into line and waits, the B horse grows nervous ovor!the watting. If the Hj wait Is spun out, he will tremble and sweat ami H grow apprehensive. If he has been six months HaL in servloe he knows overy bugle call. As tha aasrv oall comes to advance the rider con feel him working at tho bit with his tongue to get It botween his teotn. As ho moves out he will H either nook to got on faster than ho should nr H Volt. lie cannot bolt, however. The lines will carry him forward, and after a minute ho will H grlo. lar back his ears, and one can feel his H sudden resolve to brave the worst and havo H dono with It as soon as nosslblo. H) A man soldom cries out when hit In the tur- H Fioll ot battle. It Is the same with a horco. H tve troopers out of six. when strunlc with a bullet, aro out of tholr saddlos within a mlnuto. ( If hit in the breast or shoulder, up go tholr hands and thor got a hoavy fall; If in the leg H or .foot or. arm, thejC fall forward aaC roll off. Even with a foot out off by a jagged pioee of shell a horse will notldrop. It is only H when shot through the head or heart that he Wt ooraes down. He may bo fatally wounded, bul mt hobbles out ot the llcbt to right or left, and stands with drooping head untlWoss of blood H brings him down. The horse that loss hli H rider and Is un wounded himself will continue to H run with his set ot lours until somo movoment . throws blm out. Then he goes galloping here rl and there, nelghlns with fear ana alarm.but he iiiS will not leave the field. In his racing about he K mar Ret among the dead and wounded, but H he will dodga them If possible and, in any ease, leap over them. When he has come upon H three or four other riderless steeds, ther fall In and koop together, as It for mutual protec tion, and tho rally" on the bugle mar bring the whole ot them Into ranks in a body. Mr. Onn'dall's Remarkable Self-Control. From tts SU JTaul Globe. Frank Q. Oandall has livod In Minneapolis some time, but not until about two months aco did he discover hla ability to perform un usual things. ' It Is a well-known principle ot physiology that in tho light the pupils ot the eyes con tract and In the dark they dilate. Oandall ran oppobo nature br dilating his dudIIs in I ho light and contracting them in tbe dark. Or ho can perform this phenomenon with ouo oyeand leave theZ other in aZnaturnl stnt-. ,' Another pastime ot this man Is to put nee dle through anr part of his body. It matters not It It be an artery or vein. The hole earned Immediately closes up and not a drop of blood issues. , . Another featuro ot which this phenoniepnl nsjMJPt man speaks proudly Is his ability to put any tm part ot bis body Into the cataleptio state. Tor JFv instance, he can cause his arm to become so vSl rigid that two men cannot bond it. During A J Ml his state of complete catalepsy ho Is In a MsUaxU seml-conscloua condition. jKKfyr Qandatl's pranks with his heart are sufll- rMv clent to make tbe ordinary man shudder, ' While sitting in a chair, he can cause his heart Y to beat alternately slow and fat. Then with w a mighty effort he car&nake the vital organ stop for an Instant. This cannot bo verified by listening to tho heart beat, for tho gurgling sound caused drowns the beat. However, hy feeling his pulso the phenomenon can bo fully appreciated. Oandall In 24 rears old and Is well known In the city. Ills wonderful freaks of nature nre Interesting to the medical profoaslon, boforo a number ot whom he has exhibited himself. Ilerolo Treatment for Asthma. From Us Detroit Free Frtu. "Did the climate out thero benefit your asth ma?" asked a man on the boulevard of hln next door neighbor, who hag just returned from a new resort In the Northwest "Bay. It makos mo short of breath to think about It. I was sitting out In a sort ot an ar bor tho firsCafternoonitter nreached thorn. I was in the shadow of a trailing vino through ' a which the sunbeams sifted In mellow light. ' " Tho air was balmy and freighted with the odor of roses." "Must have been delightful." Simply oharmlng. fjuddenlr there was a sort of glgantlo zip athwart tbe heavens, dark- ?ess;onvoloped the earth like a pall, and before could cover three rods to the hotel rn the dead run there wero six Inches of Znnow on the ground. I never put In awheezlernlgbt than the ono that followed." "Mlghtr sudden, wasn't It?" "Yes. but that's tho war things go out there. Ono morning I started to the nearest town, carrying a twig of oherry blossoms and wear ing a white tennis suit. Out on the trail it turned oold quicker than rou could wink your eye. nnd I would bavo Iroznn lta rati vo hadn't wrapped me up In a horse blanket, a big wire nail serving aa s nhtixtl pin," "Oot through all right, did you?" Ye, providentially. A oyclono struck mei, turned tbe blankot Insldo out, and blew mo for ' a mlto. I don't know what did It, but I'm free from asthma." J A ejtrnw lint and a Contented Rhnrk. From the Pacific Commercial AdvertUer. J , AChlunman named Ah Hoi, convicted nt the Eohala Court of having opium lu his pohki-h- nion, and under Bentonco, J tun pod from the . Klnau four dars ago and was probably eaten ;,i; by a shark. At anr rate nothing was seen of .- the prlsonor after ho disappeared over tho it sldo, nnd tho policeman who bud him In ens- l V-l tody has boon discharged for carelessness. Imv Tho ofllccr did not notify tho Htenmor men of SbU tlio jump of the Chinaman till tho Klnuu was a sH'll milo or moro nway irom tho locality of the Vvll dlvo. Tho Klnau-was put about, but all that fc?tl could bo seen was tha straw hat of tho China- WJ man and a largo shark swimming leisurely wDfi about. Tho steamor was several miles ulnc Tul when tho prisoner made his break. ' An Oyster with 1'ulsn Toetb. Bl JYow (As Alexandria Gazette. A A letter from Ifeathsvllle; Ya., says: "Th ii oystennen report that buslnexs is rather dull jf thlsseason.nndthattbescaraltrofgoodoyHters . will make the Reason a llttlo short, Vourcor r respondent was shown quite a curiosity hint : week utOowart'sIn tho slinpaofn complete et K of falso teeth to which an oyster had fastened K Itsolf, Tho oysUr completely covered tho ton Am of the hard rubbor Plato. This novel exhibit of oyster growth was caught bra dredge boat V between Bmltu's Creek and Point Iookout, in the track of tbe steamers. The Captain of the AML boat gave It to Mr. H. Cowart, who will Bond It to HlM tho National Museum. (W A LBBBHWl l'reiemca of Mind. Vim From Vu Chicago Hetori. Htfl "I went down on tnr knees to Miss Jinks Uji when I proposed to her," (JsTXS' "flow did sho tako it t" t 'MOat ."BKasked me not to move until Bhs got h . jflH A f . 'flaH