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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
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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."
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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
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