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I i FIUDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1808. W Subscriptions by Mall, Fostpnld. I B DAIT.Y, perMonlb SO 60 III W miLY.perYear OOO 4 K BtrNDAY, per Year. 00 If- t DAII.YANririnNDAY, per Year 8 OO ;( I DAILY AND SUNDAY, per Month TO i I Postige to foreign countries added, jj a Tag Sus, New York City. I! ffi rm-Kloiqi No. is, ntir Grand Hotel, and !jj K Klosauc No. 10, Boulevard dis Capuclnes. If If our fritndt viho faxor ut with manuttrittt for if ft fublinlim uith to have rtj'tted artieltt rtturned, tteu if. mutt in all caiet tend itampt for thatpurtoie. I f Tho flty Utidget for 1800. I II General Bcnjimin T. Tract has been , quoted as saylne; that tho estimated ex- I K pcrwofl of tho city for 1800 nro vory jfreatly- f ' f In excess of what they legitimately ought I j to bo, nnd that ho could f ramo a budget i which would provldo for tho elty'a needs, Si x Including $0,000,000 for now BchoolhouBCS, Pi f with $70,000,000, Instead of tho $03,520,- jjtjl - OOO, oioluslvo of tho schoolbouses, whloh Wi tho budget, as adopted, calls for. If Qon- rol Tbjici sold this, which wo very much ! doubt, ho spoko without due knowledgo 1 ' and consideration of tho foots. h In tho first placo. tho $03,020,000 in I - question will bo reducod to $80,000,000, by B tho revenues of tho Croton Water Dopart- I' ment, of tho city wharves and piers, and I from licenses, market foes and otlior li souroos of that kind. Secondly, It Includes v over $8,000,000, borrowed this yoar on I' special rovenuo bonds to pqualizo taxation i J In tho sevoral boroughs of tho city, and ill which will havo to bo repaid in 1800. Dc- S,il ducting thla ltom, again, brings tlio net lm amount for 1800 down to $78,000,000. H bnyo thus, as a mattor of fact, a I budget of only $17,000,000 groator than General Talent Is reported as saying it jf should be ; and when It Is considered that 1 this oiocBS inoludcs additional Stato tains, J Interest and redemption of tho city dobt, mx lnoroased expenses for schools, polico- jK men, Oromon, and sundry improvements M whloh horotoforo havo boon paid for with ij money procured by Issuing bonds, it will jy , bo seen that tho reduction of $30,000,000, jfl ,' which. General Tn act is credited with declor- stfi lngrpossiblo. is a myth of tho Imagination. w Adler on Aristocracy. p? In a Bpoecli to tho Social Beforrn Club ou 1 if Tuesday night Prof. Fnr,rc Adleh emitted j '4 tho theory, tenaciously held by Senator j 1 HOAB and others, that an aristocratic gov- ernment can manage colonics successfully, 9 but a democratic government cannot. Prof. ' Adler went a littlo furtlicr than most of n thoso who hold his theory liavo tho candor j togo. Wotako from the repot t of ournelgh- II bor, tho Xav York Time, this summnry of Ji i tho Adlorian hypothesis: ! "While asserting his strong Americanism, Prof. ' Adlgu said he was free to confess that Englaud's ' f , colonial poller had achieved miirvolloiiii reaulta. Thlt, llo thought, waa dun in theirrattonal element in , J i English politics, by which lio meant the application I, of thoaristocratlcprinelple.andheexplaineilbysay- i - ; inc thla was an Instrumcntullly for sifting out the j r - relatively beat men in the country to act aa leadeni I. 1 In the work at hand. In America we liao no such instrumentality, und we had not yet auccecdeil in A ' bringing out the beat type of leader. Then there f were added cbancea of official corruption In the ex- ! pansion poller." J HToisaninn who doesn't believe, in spito I J; of "his strong Amorlcaulbm," that tho I j American Uomocratic-rcpubllcan solf-gov- I i ernment la successful. If democracy can- not get tho bebt men to bo its leaders, p f while nn aristocracy can, tho conclusion P t seems to bo inevitable that tho aristocratic ' form of government ought to bo proforrcd, I and. wo wonder that Prof. Adieu doesn't J ' say so frankly. Tho " aristocratlo princi- plo" avails England both at home and in I her colonial possessions, whereas, accord ing to Prof. Adler, tho democratic princi- r plo would not servo to govern newterri- tory and doesn't produco tho best govern ment; In tho existing United States. : J Tho majority of Amorlcans do not beliovo i that their system of government is inferior to that of Groat Britain. They believe, as ! Dr. Lyuan Abbott puts it. that "what ony- ' body con do, Americans can do." And they do not think that they are such a set of I thieves as to nood to shrink from tho ex- pansion policy on account of its "added . ) ohances of ofQcial corruption." lis A Chief of Artillery. ri I . : Qno lesson suggested by tho war with 1 1 I ' Spain la tho voluo of having at Washington 13 ft competent artillery offlcor of high rank B ' t nnd largo experience to act as adviser to j ; tho Secretary of War and tho General com- tnondlng tho army in matters connected ' ' with, his special arm. J No sooner had active operations in the II : AntUloaboen planned than it became noccs- II ' sary to provldo a siege train. Accordingly fi j . Gen. MtTiTO summoned Col. John L Bodo- i ' i JUts, who was appointed a Brigadlor-Gen- ertl of Volunteers, and who assembled at if '. t Tampa a siege train that would doubtless li . ,' havo porformed a very Important part In if ' ' tho operations contemplated, had the war li ;. lasted longer. Gen. Bodqeiis sorved as II Chief of Artlllory for Gen. Mtles, and Is to If : ; bo mustered out of his volunteer commls- slon at the end of the present month. Tho i 'f distinguished services of Gen. Henrt J. I J ; Hunt as Chief of Artillery for tho Army of j I f tho Potomao aro well remembered, and In j I I tho Confederate armies the Importance of : I such u staff ofllcor was fully recognized. ! I It may bo thought, however, that in tlma I f of peaco there is no more need of a Chlof of 1 Artillery at Washington thun of a Chief of I ' Infantry. But that would bo a hasty as- I r ' sumption, and tho difference between tho I Krug rtllo which tho infantryman carries I ) , and takes enro of and tho big 10-Inch or I ' , r.'-lnch gun on Its disappearing carriago in ! ; a fort will suggest Ono point in which tho I '' I cases are not parallel, I 'i ' '.Che hundreds of guns and mortars, with I; , r v.lielr carriagcH, which have been supplied, I ,r 2 ur are to Ijo supplied, to tho coast defences, r f represent scoroa of millions of dollars. Con- 9 ' f uectcd with them nro complicated oppll- j flaws of various sorts for making them I j more effectlvo against an euemy, Tho saroo ifi i leasonlng that establishes a Chief of En- If i Klneers to plan and provide emplacements, It : iiml a Chief of Ordnonct) to plan and furnish M i the nrniament of tho forts, would also sug- j; gi-stthnt a Chief of Artillery should supor- ij I t vlao the cslitlillBliment of that armament at Is variolifl pointb, and ndvito tho War Pepnrt- ,1) ' ment In regard to tho personnel net'dcel for Wi '. Its operation. j! ; It loos not follow, of com that tlici' Ml " cliDiild lm imy ww fctnff ilopuitmi'iit of iir- jb f tillnry llki t li (tup-, of Kiigmeeis and tint (jpliuiiict' l.' iirlint'lit, i'iiHi ir ulilch linn ft ' usiri'f uniifiH ciHiiii'i-titl with It tit hf'lp W pui'iijin it- iMii'ilfiiriiiiih imllr.j. A -Ingln 1 Cpii-i" luting In mi :nl t-ory .upm-it, would bo all that is reaulred. If, for exam ple, tho question of tho reorganization of tho artlllory comes up, tho War Department would thon havo an experienced officer of that arm at hand to consult with. During tho lost session of Congress It was desired to know how many enlisted men should bo prolded for each battery in order to sup ply two reliefs In serving sixteen mortars, nnd when an answer was furnished tho number in question was incorporated, wo beliovo, into tho pending Army bill, and stood as part of tho law J and yet anothor solution, whloh somo ofllcers would con sider wiser, Is that of organizing tho bat tory so as to furnish ono relief, and thon having a second battery stationed at tho samo post to alternate with It, thus fur nishing a succession of fresh offlcors and men. However, It Is not nocessary to specify Illustrations of tho voluo of a Chlof of Artillery In such legislation us the War Department might seek to secure for that arm. As to his usefulness In Indicating to what points armament can best bo distrib uted, and whot forco of men is required nt any given point, thoro is no doubt. Tho importance of the coast dofoncos In tho army peace establishment Is constantly Increasing, and with It, of course, tho rel atlvo lmportanco of tlto ortlllery. Tho question, however, of tho reorganization of that arm is a very broad ono, whereas tho appointment of a single officer as Chlof of Artillery is a shnplo mattor, and suoli nn offlcor ought to bo particularly useful at this time, whon tho urgent need is to pro vldo for Bolectlug and continuing old de fences or creating now onos In the Antilles, Hawaii, and tho Philippines. Is tho Chlneso Kmperor Dying? It Is only a short tlmo slnco tho envoy of tho Mikado was admitted to an audience- by tlto Empress Dowagor Tsi An, ut which tho Emperor Kwano-su was present. Tho lat ter was then reported to bo in tolerablo health. Thoro Is nothing Incredible, how ever, In tho rumor which now comes to in from Pekin, that of late his condition has changed greatly for tho worse, and that ho Is bollovod to bo at tho point of death. Should his domiso bo announced presently, ho will havo experienced a fato identical with that of his predecessor, Tung-chi, who died under precisoly similar circum stances about fourteen years ago. It moy bo remembered that on tho death of tho EmpcrorHnaf-FTOO, in August.1801, ho was succeeded by his 6on, a child of less than six years of age, who was proclaimed Emperor under tho style of Chi-seano, tho control of affairs being assumed by a board of regency. Somo months later a, palnco revolution wus brought about by Print'o Kraa, who had secured tho assistance of tho Empress Dowager Tsi Tim and of her far abler associate, tho still living Empress Tsi Ax, who had been a concubine of tho deceased sovereign. Tho outcomo of this roup d'ilai was the deposition of the Board of Itegeucy, tho re proclamatiuu of the child Emperor under tho name of Tcno-chi and the acquisition of supremo authority by the two Empresses under whom Prlnco Kujjo became Chief Minister. In October, 1872, tho young Emperor TDNO-cinwns married to Ahluta, a JIanchu lady of good family, and, four months lator, ho was formally invested with the personal control of his dominions. Nev ertheless, Princo Krao. who wns still tho fa vorite of the two Empresses, romained Chief Minister until Sept. 10, 1874, whon Tuno rin. determined to bo kept in leading strings no longer, announced in a Vermilion Edict tho degradation of Prlnco Kuno and his son. This act led to his downfall. On the very next day a decroo appeared from tho two Empresses reinstating Prlnco Kdso and his sou in their hereditary rank and dignity. Theso ladles thus reasserted a claim to ex ercise, supremo authority In the empire. Not long after this disturbance in tho in terior of tho palace, rumors becomo rifo that tho Emperor's health was In a preca rious state, and early in December it was said that Tuno-chi was ill from an nttnek of a malignant nature. On Dec. 18 ap peared an edict requesting tho Empress Dowagers to assume personal charge of tho administration. Less than a month later, namely on Jan. 12, 1875, it was announced that TONG-cni had "ascended upon tho Dragon to bo a guest on high." That ho was tho victim of foul play could not bo proved at the time, nor Is It likely that tho truth on the point will over bo revealed. It is certain that tho interests of tho two Em presses and of Prince Knso wero promoted by his death. Tho young Empress Ahluta was prognant at tlio timo of ber husband's death, but she also was soon smitten by a convenient illness, and died without bear ing a child. Tho two Empresses, however, did not wait to see whethor Tuxa-cui might not have a posthumous son, but on Jan. 13, 1875, proclaimed as Emperor, under tho nam of Kwano-bu, a son of tho Seventh Princo, who at tho timo was only threo and a half years old. By this selection of a nominal rulor, tho two Empresses entered on n second lease of undisputed power. Not long, howovor, was this high position en joyed by tho Empress Tsi Thhi, tho princi pal widow of the Emperor Hik.v-1'u.no, and tho nominal senior of tho two ladles carry ing on tho Government. After a fahort and sudden illneee, attributed to heart disease, sho died in April, 1881, at tho ngo of forty llvo. Her mora capablo aud ambitious col lcaguo, Tsi An, who, as wo havo said, hud been only tho concubine of Hdjn-i'uno, re mainod tho sole and abboluto mistress of tho administration, and such sho still Is at tho present time. In February, 1887, it was announced that thoproposod manlngo of tho young Em poror Kwano-bd would bo postponed for two years in consequence of his dcllcnto health. This postponement, although con trary to Chlneso precedent, according to which an Emperor should murry at tho ngo of sixteen, had tho advantage of assuring to tho Empress Begent a further leu&o of powor. On Now Year's Day, 1880, honever, when Kwano-bd was well advanced in his eighteenth year, ho was married to Yr.ll uonala, tho daughter of a Miuiclm Gen eral, who had been carefully selected for tho honor out of many hundred candidates. On tho samo day tho Empress Dowager madn a formal resignation of power In a farewell edict, and passed Into a retreat, taking up her abodo In a palaco outsido tho walls of IV kin. Oh numerous occasions, howover, oteuco was forthcoming that sho still continued to rule her adopted son with u rod of Iron. i For a while, Li Hunq Chano nus her fit un ite, and at ono timo It was only her ptotee tlon that prevented his losing hlb head. I That feho retained tho substance of power I whs evident, Thfllant chapter in the history of tho re- I lutlous between the EmpresH Dowager Tsi , As uihI lhr,uinerur Khami-suIs muiiliur. j Inlliieneed hy KaM Yr-WK! and otliei int. tlvtt lefonnerH, the ('lilni'Mt ml,.,- recoiled tn take nieiiMircs tili-iiliitcil to legenemle ins . mi i UiH'iijli i ltead ittor of Nest- I lZ',:L'n - .'''l'.'iii'riT,,nas;iBaBa! crn methods nnd ideas. Such n programing nnturally arrayed against him all tho con Heivatlves, and tho Empress Dowager Tst An, placing herself nt their head, effected a palaco revolution wheroby sho rocovored supremo nuthorlty. Tho recent reforma tory edicts wero thoroupon nnnulled nnd most of tho conspicuous notivo reformers wero arrested and put to death. Kano Ytr-wnr, however, warned betimes by the Emperor himself, managed to escnpo on board a British vessol and has taken ref ugo at Hong Kong. It must havo been foreseen by tho au thors of tho coup d'Mal that, so long as Kwaxo-su should live, there would bo danger ollher of his esrapo from the palace, In which ho was virtually a prisoner, or of a natlvo uprising In his favor, or of nn In terposition on his behalf by Great Britain and other foreign powers that aro desirous of Bcclng China enter upon tho path of Western civilization. Under tho circum stances, It wus evident to all persons ac quainted with tho recent history of China that Kwano-su's chanco of llfo was small, and It will not, thorefore, surprise) them to hear lliut ho has passed away. Tammany and the Demoeratlo Party. Immediately after tho election there was loud talk about displacing Bichabd Ckokkii and Tammany Hall from tlio control of the Dcmociatlc party in this city, and conse quently hi this State. It was raised pri marily In tho Mugwump contingent of tho Democracy, but It was listened to gladly by certain Democrats of the old-fashioned sort who maintain n sullen discontent with Tammany at tho Manhattan Club tho "silk stocking element," ns they usod to bo called. Tho cry, however, has ceased suddenly even among tho Mugwump Democrats themselves. Tho Manhattan Club grumblors hno withdrawn from tho movement, and tho sway of Choker will contlnuo undis puted. Tho Mugwump Demoorats and tho "silk slocking" Democrats will get Into lino behind him and conilno their denuncia tions of Tammany to confidential conver sations among themselves under the privl legolof clubroom communications. The truth Is that tho Democratic party in New Yoi k has no reason to find fault with Tammuny, aud cannot find fault with Tam many without accusing itself, for Tam many is tho Democratic, party hero. Tho party has no exlstcnco apart from Tam many, through which all Its nominations for olllco aro made, and in which Is centred all its vitality. Tho history of Democratic politics in this city is full of tho wrecks of rival " halls." built up at great cost for tho purposo of displacing Tammany from that position of party representation and domi nation, but Tammany remains unshaken. And why? Beeauso It and It alone ex presses and embodies the spirit of tho Now York Democracy. The machinery of its organization Is adjusted with marvellous skill, but no such artificial contrivanoo could havo given it tho power it has wielded if its motive- forco bad not been sympa thetic Democratic sentiment. In tho Manhattan Club, however, aro somo Democrats who aro ashamed of Tammany Hall. Thoy ore offended by Its ' ' vulgarity." They would not bo willing to admit even tho great body of Its leaders to association with their superior refinement and moro sensltlvo tastes. They would prefer to belong to a moro " respectable " party than that which has Its fitting representative in tho Fourteenth street Wigwam ; and In times past they have sought to distinguish themselves thus as a "better element" by herding together In on opposition hall ; but unfortunately for them, the separation has resulted always in showing them to bo so insignificant a minority among New York Democrats that they havo retired eventually to cscapo from tho mortifying revelation. If they should now make tho experiment again, thoy well know that thoy would make an ewen moro paltry show than ever, as was Indicated so plainly in the petty reduction of the Demooratlo vote for Tammany's judicial candidates at tho lato election. A small section of atonement houso district contains moro Democratic voters than tho whole lot of them. Every attempt to dissociate tho Demo cratic party from Tammany is based on false pretence and humbug. The two are inseparable; they aro one and the some thing. Tammany Is strong simply because tho Democratlo party is strong in New York, and to destroy Tammany would be to destroy tho Democratlo party. If a Democrat is ashamed of Tammany he Is ashamed of his party. If ho Is unwilling to follow Cnoiuat as a leader he must get Into somo other purty. Aro Six-Day Cyclo Races Inhuman? If tho present Indications are trust worthy, thero will bo a six days' bicycle raco in Mudlson Squaro Garden beginning on Dec. 0. A few of tho men who desire to compete in tho contpst are already In the city, having come thousands of milos ex pressly for tho purposo of demonstrating what it Is possible for a strong, healthy, sound-bodied, well-trained wheelman to do In the way of almost continuous riding. While tho contestants nro waiting Impa tiently for tho tlmo when thoy can mount' their wheels and begin their long journey, there is nn effort to defeat their purpose by piibsing an ordlnanco which shall make tho holding of six-duy races unlawful. The proposed ordinance has received tho support of Individuals whose knowledge of the effect of six-day rides upon those who tnko them has been acquired from Irre sponsible sources. Witnesses of the oyclo races In tho Garden hist December , who sought to llud oven a slight rcsomblance between tho ghastly representations of the riders contained in saffron newspapers and tho spectacle actually presented on the tiack, abandoned tho task as impossible. Some pooplo seem to think that tho men vt ho enter a raco of 112 hours' duration possess tho same quulity of muscular fibre as the cyclists one seos every day on tho road. Tho philosophers who declare that such races aro cruol and barbarous are apparently Ignorant of tho fact that tho participants are as ablo to endure tlio fa tigue of u week's riding as most wheelmen are to perform a century run. I It would be extreiuoly dangerous for somo wheelmen to attempt to ride from tho Bat tery to Grant's Tomb without dismounting. If they did so, who knows that tlio exertion I might not bring on appendicitis or compcu I s.iloiy hypertrophy or parosls in tho in 1 Uwo&scl lumbrlculcs and tho adduetor pol j lluis? But we have yet to heur thut I "Teddy" Hale, who has been conspicuous in two elx-duy races In this country, bus hiidoitmii mild uttiiek of "bicycle nose." I liouppeitra to boas huuityniid muscular mid I'litillilciit of siicccbs now as ho wus two years iiko, and tho profited of being ublo i to roll oft a.ooo uillor., iiioio or less, Inside if ii week, lllls him with delight I'Jio oi i-ln of the eiioiieous notions enter- iBIiammrm. i - -- -)mT-TT talnod In 60ino quarters regnrdlng six-day races enu bo traced, in many cases, to tho misconception of thoso who havo witnessed them. "Whnta frightful task It must bo to push a bicycle around that track for hours at a tlmo!" exclaimed n visitor at the race last year. At tho samo tlmo bicyclists present, who hod wheclod over soverul hundred miles of rough country road und know what It meant to bo In good form for riding, almost wondered how the contest ants could keep pace with their pedals on a. beautiful, smooth, hard track wheio thero wasn't so much as a pebble to obstruct their progress. Other spectators like the ono quoted, seemed to ovorlook tho fart that tho modern bleyelo Is ono of the most cosily running machines over constructed, and that on tho plank track of tho Garden tlio bare weight of tho legs almost sufficed to keep tho wheol moving. Tho riders' loss of sleep Is nlso a matter which has given rise to seven? condemna tion of six-day races. Countless Instances oxlst where men havo accustomed them selves to do with only two or three hours of sleep a day for weeks at a time, and tho di prlvntlon did not visibly affect tlieir health. Without u doubt thero could bo found in New York dozens of men whoso business affairs often prevent thein from sleeping moro than a couplo of hours each day for wook or two, and yet thoy appear at tholr offices regularly, and their conduct doesn't attract unusual attention. No ono suspects that they aro demented, or on tho verge of suicldo. But the six days' wheelman, who Is surrounded constantly by scones which should enliven and encourago him, and during his ride receives ovory possible at tention from his assistants, is pronounced lusano tho moment ho nods his head or expresses a deslro to rest. Wheelmen who know what Is uieant by training nnd bodily boundness hnvo no fear of tho consequences of a six days' raco. Their minds are occupied chiefly in specu lating about the number of miles that will bo scored, uud whether tho world's cham pionship will remain In America or be captured again by a foreigner. Timo will decide this. It may be well to suggest now, however, to persons who disapprove of six day contests that tholr ideas upon tho sub ject will never bo corrected by perusing sensational newspapers. Some Antl-liuperlallts. Lugging In his antl-oxpanslon resolution at o dinner of tho Boston Board of Trade, the Hon. Aladdin Atkinson, Boss of tho Anti-Imperialist Loaguo, spoko of "this most unfortunate war." Ho was opposed to tho war just as ho is opposed to the In evitable results of tho war. Tho war which ended tho long tyranny of Spain lp the Antilles wus a most unfortunato war in Mr. Atkinson's opinion. Tho release of tho Philippines from that samo oppressive rulo and the bestowal of freedom and civil ization upon them will also bo most unfor tunato in tho opinion of tho samo eminent cook nnd statistician. Following in the foaming wako of Mr. Atkinson at tho dinner, a Mr. CiiESTKn "incidentally attacked the army" and said that "wo bad roason to bo far from proud of tho general officers, who aro unequalled for Imboollity." Another healed member of tho Antl-Im-periallst League, the Hon. Gamaliel Bhadford, insists that the Maino was blown up from tho lnsido. The JJoston Herald, another ferocious enemy of annexation, is the paper which re gards the American flag as o mere piece of "textile fabric," and which used to deride tlio new ships of the American Navy ns "whito elephants." It is not a curious fact that most of tho few persons and newspapers now active In opposing tho annexation of tho Philippines opposed tho war and hove habitually mls undorstood and insulted and been ashumed of their country. Tho brother of Dante Gabriel Kossetti prints in the I'oll Mall Magazine some of the unconsidered trifles from the pen of the pnlnter and poet which were not regarded as worthy of publication in his collected wrltinfffl. That the oricinal judgment as to exclusion was sound will appear to an? one who reads thess scraps. Here, for example, is the conoludins etantaot a so-called "Sacrament Hymn": " No feast where the bellf alone has lta fill He cites me Ills body and blood; The blood and the body (I'll think of It ttlll) Of n& Lord, whloh la Ourut, which la Ood." And here is a parody on " Undo Ned." prob ably written by Dante Gabbikl In 1852 or 1853 when "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was havlnc an astonlshlns vogue, in England: " Dere was an old nigger, and htm name waaUnele Tom, And him tale was rather slow; Ale trr to read de whole, but me only read soma, Becanse me found It no go. " Den hang up de author, Mrs. Brow. And kick de volume wid your toe And dero's no more publlo for poor Dnole Tou, He am icone whar de trunk lining go. " Him tale dribble on and on wldout a break, Till you hab no t-ye mor to see; When X reached rhapter a I had got a headache, 8o I had to let chapter 4 be. " De demand one fine morning for Uncle Tou died, Detaaia down lira. Btowe's faoe ran like rain; For aha knew berry wall, now dey'd laid him on de ahelf, Dat she'd neber get a publisher again, , " Den hang np, Ac." Why this wretched stuff, and much more of the Fame sort, as bad In taste as In art, should now be dumped Into print by tho same brotherly hand which properly withheld it from the pub lie whon the collected works of Dant Oabrieii HoasETTi wero published, about a dozeo years ago. Is a question for casuists. The Hon. Abrnlinui Lincoln Ttrlck. Frpm (At Baltinort Utrald. Among the new atateamen elected to the Fifty-aixth Congress la the Hon. Abraham Liuooln Brick from the TblrUentbludlana district. Mr. Drlok. aa his bap tismal names would probably Indicate to mot people. Is a fine specimen brick of Honsler Repub licanism, and the oountry will confidently eipect to eeo him adtanoe valiantly to the bat in defence of the old party, aa well aa In behalf of the Constitu Uon, the flag, and the uaual pro rata of appropri' ationa for Indisna. The Hon, Abraham Lincoln Brick is all grit and doad gsine, kiln burnt, polished, and proof against DemocraUo fire. "rax Britannic." wus a ! nm.rlni apoUslM to Ur alms Inula. The everlasting yearning of Oreat Britain To be forever and forever gitUn. And never tny aenro at all of jutttin I'aclis Britanulca. What care she it the other folks he Jealous? Her folks are only that much more the icalous; '1 hepower to give the otberchaps the ) allows. And strength u keep It on the other fellows, Tacks Brltannira tonne, (). B. guts round with little bustle, She nuver has much need to hutth', llHuse she makes the olherparty rustle, A wealth of brainy, branny Britlth mnscls, Quite ready for must any kind of tuaals, rcki Bntaunica. Kach beautiful and noble avocation Of Peace Is fostered by tho nation, K.i long as there la Pei, the imitation O jus out to ovary one of every station Tncatib rigbtou. Meantime the firm determlnaUon To o xn with Uncle Ham the entire Creation Packs PriUnnlca iisiwisswiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iimnii piiiiigisjysjspjBjsjsjBaafcsegiaaaaMaM atoiuauTtox xs ivor rxTRxrenAxcE. A Short Sermon br Prof, (loldwln Smith. To tub Editor or Tan Bon Sir: I am very shut that Mr. Funk does not. like some ardent Prohlbltlonlftts. divide us Into Christiana and opponents of Christianity on the line of pro hibition. Dut I think It Is also a mistake to divide tin on that line Into friends nnd enemies of tomiieranco, which. In fact. Is done when tho advocates of prohibition Identify trmper aneo with their cause. Tho uso of fermontod lliiuors of Borne kind seems to be Immomorlnt and almost universal. Medical sclonoo may somo day pronounce that It ought to bo elimi nated from human diet. Hut at present a man cannot ba called intemperate who uses fer mented Manors without exctss. To say that moderate uso must load to excess Is to contra dict overwhelming oxporlonee. The rounder of Christianity and Ills disciples drank wlno. Yet they would hardly be put by Prohibition ists out of the pato of temperance. Numbers of people who cannot believe In prohibition acknowledge as heartily as Mr. Funk and his friends the evils arising from drink, and ar not less ready to vote for prac ticable measures of restriction. They admit that tho saloon Is the enemy of the homo: while the homo, by its cold and comfortless re ception of the man after Ids day's work, is too often the friend of the saloon. The co-operation of such persons in salutary measures Is repelled by Mr. I'uak's rigid line. I must own that I also objoct strongly to the practice ot making ono particular objeat, which sometimes Is a crotchet, paramount over all thq conoral Interests ot the community, and trying to force It on the Legislature by the compact Influence of what Is roally a minority veto. This is a sorious aud growing dlseaso ot tho electlvo system. To enroll yourself in a Prohibitionist party is, In fact, for the sake of that one object, to renounce the general al legiance ot a citizen to tho common weal and forco legislators to do the same. Goldwin Smith. The Granok. Tobosto, Nov. 2.1. I.elgh Tlnnt nn Oixlkln. To TnE Enrron orTns Bun Sir: One does not have to go back " moro than a century and a quartor nto" to tho Tory editors of tlio Revo lutionary period to find a description ot the Oodkln variety of man. In the Literary Ex aminer for Oot, 25. 1823, is the following, the Italics being thoso ot the author: A Tory ran rise no higher than the ainmntfon ea qutitim. Ho has a prejudice in favor of certain tkingi and against certain pertons. This la all he knows of the matter. He. therefore, give you assertions fur argument and abuse for wit. If you ask a reason for his opinions he calls you names, and if you ask why he doea eo he proves that he la In the tight by repeatutg them a thousand times. This accurate description ot Mr. Oodkln's In tellect was presumably written by Leigh Hunt. U.NDEBCixrif.N. J Nov. 23. H. n. New York's Clearing lions Business, nnd London's. To tiie Editor or Tn 8ok Si'r : On Sunday last the New York World, with a great flourish ot trumpets, pubUahed a pauo arUcla congratulating the people of New York that, for the flrst time," the tranKacUona ot the 2ew York Clearing House were in excess of those of London by two thousand million dollars for the current year, and hailing the American metropolis aa one "now" without a com mercial rival on earth. I qnote from my scrapbook of 1881: "In 187ft. which was the biggest commercial year London evar knew. her Clearing House transactions were thtrty aix thousand millions ($00,000,000,000), while In 18(C) those ot New York ware forty-nine thousand millions ($40,000,000,000), showing that New York's business waa thirteen thousand mllUona tf 18,000, 000,000 annually greater than London's." Thla waa duly exploited by the American jour nals of the period, having been given out by the local Clearing House officials at the time (eighteen years ago), not because New York's commerce ex ceeded that of London, hut because for the first time it exceeded it so greatly. E erybody knows, or might know, that New York's preponderance in this respect over Xuropa'a great est mart haa been decided for quarter of a century, though the World haa apparently juat heard of It. As the Albany paper once said of the slow Associated Press correspondent, " Why didn't he wait till navi gaUon opens, and eend his nsws along by canal bostt" WnaiAK Aruri. BnooxLTK, Not. 25. The Lowest Hallway Station on Earth. ToTHr. Enrrojioy TheSch Sir: I observe a news paper article afloat to the effect tbat the lowest rail way staUoa om earth la on the railway near Port-de-Bouo in the south of Franoe, the depression below the level of the Mediterranean being something more than forty feet. Thla article haa been going the rounds of American newapapers, and I would like to ask If the editors who pass It on ever heard ot Salton, Cal.,onthe line of the Southern Paclflo, whloh la nearly 200 feet lower than the French lowest point. When it comes to hljh things or low the United Statea mustn't ba oi erloaked. M. D. F. S. New You, Nov. 2 a. The Ulster Caxton. To xnu Enrroa or In Bun Sin Speaking of the triumphs of American typographical art. It la a long time since you have favored your readers with selec tions from the SctitAern Ulttir, That newspaper and lta job office still exist. While in Highland last Tues day I found the masterpiece here inclosed. NewYobk, Nov. 2. 8. Demur, i osa nonroN : Stags driver meets all trains and : fary Boat And ; Bate.sreasonadleln ) ! The County. : j Hlghlsnd ' ... s Antipodal. To Tint EntTOH or Tas Bow Sir: Isn't it odd that while the British are keeping their eyes on The Mad Fakir of Bwat In India, here the Aaaoolaiad Press ia regarding Tan Bum aa The Mad Swatter of Takes? B. E. Mossx. Miduok, N. J, Nov. 24. The Motto of the SJncOregors. To the Epitob or Tu Bun Sir: I notloe In an article on the Hon. Amass Thornton In your paper to-day Ut the motto of that statesman is given sa follows: "When you start to do a man you want to no him. Keep at him, and never let up on him until you got him done." Now, the motto of the MaoOregor clan is "E'en do html and spare not." Is Amass one of nst Is he masquerading under an assumed name? On the other hand, I wonld Ilka to know If Thornton " Is one of the variants of our honored " MacQregnr." Nkw Yoiut, Not. 3a. A Mexbes or the Cum. The Advantages of Slow Ferry Service. To tbb Euitob or Tni Bos Sir : Probably the Union retry Company's answer to the strange crIU. clams of "II. W. P." and others respecting the Roosevelt street ferry service, particularly with re gard to waiting for boats at the Brooklyn terminus, would be something like this; Hurry! Why hurry? Mop a while. And view the mile Or so of Itlver East, And do not worry, Bee the ships, and tugs, and things, That ride majestic On wavea domestic; Ouwsrd to the sea they go (No charge extra for the show). Such air I Nowhere Can ) ou find The like or kind; It's all the same, Hlow high or low U'rea also), '1 here's time To promenade, Fnjoy the scene, I Jijoy the air, Aud wait fur friends. All this Lends bliss Tn the ' Missed," Mhat' Hooted 7 Laldodl Dlsohai ttit ery sorry I BaooxLiK, Nov. ?, L, M, Tutsi, xr. couauErs nvtrnaar. TTlien rfe Stopped flolng Up nnil Brgnn Corn Ins Down Ills Troubles Commenced. from Hit Baltimor Sun. Sir. Charles Oougle, a rcsldont of Toxns. Baltimore county, on Haturday last fought two roundf with a bull In an open flold, a short distance from the Northern Contrnl Itnllrond track. Mr. Cough' Is now In hod. while two doctors ato uelnjt tholr best efforts to keen hlni from pnsilnir to n far-away land. Tho bull, slnoo tho fight, has been worklntr overtime eating crass nnd tronorally enjoying himself. Cottglo Is a mass of brulsos and outs, and his face Is rale and unnatural looking, whllo tho pristine beauty of tlio bull is nuniarreti. According to the stntemi-nts of witnesses, chlof among whom I Mrs Annlo Cough1, mother of Charles, tho great fight came about In thla war. Mr Oougle hud not been workluu for somo days, mi 1 In his leisure timo had bail his eye on the bull bolouclng to Mr. Michael I'adgen of Texas. Ho wns irritated by tlio serene life led by the animal, nnd hit ' mon arch of alll survey" attitude, Mr. Couglo It n fighter nnd dlnllkod the strut of the unliniil. Ho on Saturday ho picked out n heavy hickory Hub and started for the field, hailne fortified I himself previously vilth sundry drlnkf On his way he Informed Mr. Howard Lindsay, who met him, that he was going to lick that bull or die in tho attempt." Club In hiiiid. ho climbed the fence nnd sdvancod toward tlio bull, who had taken his Htand In the far corner. Mrs. Cougle, looking out the window of her houso, assumed the ofllco of refo'-eo. Thero was no timekeeper. Cougle started tho fighting with n terrlllo right-hander on the bull's jaw. The bull Juoked and cross-stepped just it' time to catch u stiff punoh In the nose, followed quickly bv a right nnd left in tho face Couglo nnpe.ired to be doing all the fighting aud tilings looked sauallr for the bull. Tho spoptatorH, conslHt lng ot Mrs. Couglo nnd a small hoy nt the watohbox, held their breath. Couglo led with his left again, landing ou the bull'd jaw. Tlio bull countered and rushed,niisei nnil run Into an upner cut full In the teeth. Time was up, and the bull and Cougle retired to their cor ners. Doth wero blown, but ull II v honors were with the man. Man and beast glared at each otlior during tho rent, but both stepped into the ring for the second round, dotormlned to make it tho last. For a few momonts both sparred for an opening, and Oougle got In a right-hand jab that dazed the bull for n second The man followed his advantaao with a biff in tho jaw. but received a blow In the side that jolted him considerably. The bull bpgnn towaUo up and get in tho gnme. Ho snorted n couple of times and led with his loft horn for Cou gle s stomach. Cougle dodged and fouled tho bull across the knees. There wore no ring officials present lo see fair play and It made the bull very mad. Ilo braced hlrasolf ami insinuated that ho had taken about all tho punishment ho wanted. Cougle never stopped, but .nislicd and landed time and again on the bull's bead, noso and nesk. The bull beenine groggy, but ou Couglo's next rush he got in his only blow. Mrs. Cougle. In describing the bull's method of driving his blow homo, said: "Charley was'bealing lilm t Ight nnd left and the bull sort, o turned around. Charlev no around In front again and hit him with the oluli. Then tho bull set hlmsulf, nut bis head down and rushed. His lioiiiKntruck Charier in the stomsoh and he throw him up in tlio nir. Honosllv, lie went 80 high un that he didn't look any bigger than that." (Mrs. Couglo here measured off with hor hands a distance ot about two feet.) "His hat foil off." she continued, "and ho went right straight up tilth his arms out. Then he stopped going uo and commenced oonilng down. He camo down like a busted balloon and hit tho ground with his face and stomaoh. He fell somo distance bohlnd tlio bull, who. when I looked nt hint, wns miletly anting crass. Charley lay thero for a long time and the bull never touched him. but went along eating. I thought my son was dead nt HpU and ent his brother out alter him, but after a while ho cot panl stnggored nlioutn little. Then ho nleked up a big stone, nnil, f:oing ui to the bull, hit him in tho faco with t. 1 thought then he certainly would he killed when I saw the bull set himself ncnln Hut Charlie started for the fence and got over be fore tho bull reached him. He came on to the house and when I asked him if ho was hurt he said no. but his pants wero torn a little. 1 saw the blood and saw that ho could hardly stand, so I sent right off for the doctor and put htm to bed. When tho doctor came ho found Charier In a pretty hndway and ho sayslhe is' not out of danger yet." Couglo's injuries, besides many lrules. con sist of a terrible gash in tho right leg near tho thigh, where he iras gored by tho bull. H is thought he is injured internally. His mother says he was drunk when he fought tho bull. The Scalper nnd the Rallwny Ticket. To tub Editoii or The Son Sir: I waa much pleased to note In tblx morning's issue an article headed " Ticket Scalpers Win," not because I am at all Interested in their business, nor have I ever patronlxed them, but simply on the high grounds of equality and Juatice aa laid down clearly In Judge Parker's decision. " To enable transportation companies to keep oth ers with which they may enter Into pooling arrange ments from secret violation" waa the whole reason forpuahlng tho enactment of the law now declared vnconstltutlcnal, although of couree to the piihlio many other plausible ressons were given. Itrcslly amounted to this, that the power of the great Rtate of New York waa to be used to whip into lino recal citrant members of a pool formed in direct viola tion of law. "It la not contended that the business of ticket brokerage Is in itself of a fraudulent character." sirs the learned Judge, but "the most that is as serted Is that there aro aome men encajted In the business who have imposed on the public. The same accusation can be made with en.ii.il truth of every business, trade, or profession." This is cer tainly common sense, whatever railroad lawyersmay say. A law doing away v, lth all "rout rut tickets" (" Iron-clads") would aavo the publle from being Imposed upon about aa quickly as anrthlng I know of. The cheapest tickets sold should have noth ing more on it than "Good for one class passage between A and E , If used on or before ." The railroad eorapaniea had aqneerspsam of vir tue when they tried to do away with Impositions on the public by closing up scalpers' offices. Thn pnh llo would have more faith In their assurances if they would get together and appoint brokers of their own In every city and town whoae special business would be to redeem or e (change unused tickets at pro rata rates, leas, say, 5 per cent., or some email percentage for the Immediate accommodation. This thln of having to aend tickets to some far.off office forcollec tlon and unwinding unlimited red tape Is only one of the many annoyances and financial Inconve niences the travelling public have to put up with Oomlng down to foundaUou principles I have never yet understood why a "promise to transport" issued by a railroad oompanr should not be Just aa valid In the hands of any holder (no matter for how xuuob procured) as a " promise to pay " issued by the same corporation would bo collecUble by any holder (even If "shaved"); and I hope to see the time when railroads will he taught, by lsw if neces sary, that a ticket entitles the bolder to trans) orta tlon within a reasonable time limit without any " Ifs" and "bnta" about It. W. A. L. New Yobk, Nov, 23. War on Hustling Shirts. From the Cincinnati Enquirtr, Atukti, Not. 20. It is probable that in the near future the club women of Georgia will abandou the custom of wearing silk pettlcosts. At the recent convention of tho Federation, held In Columbus, Oa., it is claimed that the most cin.ul.lte toilets were affected by all the delegates, and that the higher the office of the delegate the grrater swish there waa to ber underskirt. In the heat of debate the delegates would thoughtlessly peram bulate around the hall, and the mailing was very annoying to those speaking. Tbla led to the motion to abandon permanently silk pi tllcoats, they being dnbbed a nuisance by several of the lesa adianced members. The motion was promptly tabled, but it will be acted on by letter at an early date, and may result in developments most dieplesslng to those who delight in the pomps and vanity of which the allken underaklrt is the highest culmluaUon. White Uniforms in Manila. from (As Iniitptndtnt. The faahlon of white clothia goes with the Ameri can offleera Gen. Merrltt, Gen, Greene, Admiral Dewey and Capt. Reabury of the China, just aa that ship waa about to start for Hong Kong, formed a handsa'ne group, all in snow.white llneu, coats, trousers, capa and shots, a few gold buttons and cords, shoulder strapa and cuffs, the only relief on figures that ewraed cut from marble without flaw or stain. When I called on Gon. Aguinaldo aud lm came in. his name softly announced, he was In white, his coat buttoned, hia trousers newly Ironed, Bo far as our offleera are roncerutd In thu Philippines, they are not boys In blue, bnt boys lu white. A Hash Dessert fur thn Friendless. From Us rkUadtlriM Preti. nere Is a sample of provisioning, from one Home for Friendless Men; Tour hundred pounds of turkey and lf0 pounds nf rbicVen.adoten bunches each of sage and thuie, four dozen buochea of celery, four 1 arrels of po tatoca, tan barrrla of turnips, three larrols of apples a bushel of onlous, two bushels of cranberries, bal a lurrel of salt pork, two boxea of oranges and 15 inlnceplrs. rrlotlwtldhwnh Iwo blfltblrtyp(, no El 2 Very Extraordinary Innhlllly. t rom the Chictiffo Journal, It is extraordinary that a news gstherlug agency of the roagultude of the Associated Press should haebeen unable to guard itself euainat a triil (list would hate failid with the prliate servioe of any sotk broker. Pirre( 9"S XflJTTF' S","',VS wer SSB xnn roiccs of rnoJEcrir.ES. I A Warning Xoto Ttmt Mnkca the nrnva 9 Veterans Durk Their llendi. J9 From Me .Vinveapolli Timtt. One ot the nnvnl officers off Bnntlagn wnn talking about ducking the head when bullem u orshells enmo uncomfortably close, nnd, ns be, i &! wns nover known to flinch before nny duly ninll had heard the rone of iiroioellles Innumerable In tho eli II nsn ell ns In tho Spanish war, w lint "' hesnlil wns llnteucd to. "1 ducked yesterday," ho snlil. "and ducked hard, whon a lll-lnchcr from the Oregon went over our deck, forward, nnd pretty Hose, too. during tho bom bard in out Helplt? Otemirio I couldn't. Neither could any ono els. Thr pregnnnt hinges of tho knee work Involunta rily In niveroneo to ono of thoso roaring mon sters, kou duck ns you would wink If a follow inndo n pass at jour face or would sneeze ir you stuck a feather up jour noso. Will powor Isn't nnvgooil as nprevontlio; hnn't tlmo to. work. Your head bobs down nnd your leg beiidhofore you can sny to yourself. 'Do-rt n a foiv.irdly ns.' runny too, and also Involun tary. 1 think. Is thentilck look Hint follows tln bobbing to seo It vou lmo been observed. OP conro you hnvo been and euunlly of eouri nothing Is snld bectiuso every ono knows by experience how It Is himself." ''How nlwut rlfto bullets Mausers, for in stance?" 1 askotl ,. ,, ,, "Oh. tboy'ro different Oenernllr they eoms. too fast for dtieklnir and ou uuleklyget uimI to their plnKW their r.Ip You know, too. Mm. If tho sniiml Isawhlnn thn bullet Is u goo,I wave off. und If It Is tho s hnrp ' pat It's too lulu, to move, ns tho iiiIkhIIo has pnnsed you. He sides, the rill" bullets nro UMlutly expected, whllo I noier know tho closo nrrtinl of n blar projectile to bo un) thing but surprising, f think, too, the ivlndngo must havo something to do with the effect on neries nnd muscles I hnvn often heard the question dlscusod ns to. howelosn nn H. 10. 12 or lit Inch shell In full 111 tit could romn to a man without knock ing nlni over by atmospheric concussion. Then iloesn t soem to be imv rulo: scorns to depend on the man, or his position at tho tlmu ths sholl pnibOH. I do not believe, however, any one could keep his feet If n high calibre shell, enma within flvoleot of him. Ihavononmbl- tlon to try jl "llld you ovor notleo the dlfforonee In the m character of thn sound tntido by nn 8. 10. or oiennTJIneb Rhell and thnt which nccomim- nlns a l.'l-lnub. 1,100-poitml follow?" I nssurod him I had not, ns when unkind fntn innde me nn attendant nt such dlap'isiui oiohostral feats I thought of sill", not sounds B "Yfoll. It's lory marked. Now your sub- enllbro projectile, nnd oion tho bigger one. m below tho bigec"!. hnvo a petulnnt sort of wnlL with them. Them Isn good deal of tho squesl m mingled with their shriek Hoiuetlmos I'm heurd nn elght-lnoh cry ns If In agony, and thn scream of Its fllglit.tis itlott you, sunk Into a sob nlmost human. Hut the thlrteon-lnch means rod war. nnd nnys so. It's tone Is hor ror tnado manifest, but the horror that Is In spired, not that which Is felt. There are few. or none, of the blcher notes heard as tlio devil makes his twelve-mile leap. An angry, domi nating roar, a demoniacal spread of bound, a, vervclonvngoof the frightened waves of air thnt's what tho thirteen tolls to tho tym panum. Hut. bless my soul, what rot I'm glilnir voul Almost poetical, I declare. After all. though. If the greatest poetry Is that which most deeply stirs tho heart, I Imoglno tint threnody of the big thirteen Is not prosaic." Thinking oier this queer differentiation ot projectile sound as If some, shells felt regret ful over tho work thov had to do. whllo thn most destructive of nil fairly gloat through Hpneo on their missions of death I understood better the full purport of Sampson's messngo toToral. when tho Admiral told him: "Ilini been llrlng 12-Inch shells Into Hantlnco to-day. l'nleBjou surrender, tho Oregon. Masnchu- W etts nnd Indiana will open ou you with 13-lncl w shells to-morrow, commencing about noon." a Tornl surrendered, ns you will remember. nnd In his despatch to Blanco mentioned this, BmniMon ultimatum. n Not ii Good Reroinmenilntlnn. ' m From the Youth'e Companion. One. of tho many wnys In which a man's enr lesMiiess mny cntrso his undoing lias lately been discovered by n young mnn who has a habit of mlsmatfng lottert nnd envelopes when sending off his corrcpondeneo. Ho had seemed from nn Influential friend a. letter which recommended him for a clerkship In a wholesale dry goods establishment. Th proprietor iins personally known to the writer of the letter, who udiieod the young man to mall It. with his application for the place, tit the merchnnt, who lived In a suburban town and was seldom to bo found In his city office. The young man wrote his lotter and attend- i. ed to various other correspondence, and thea em ; hastily put his several epistles into their re- flfc' hpeetlve envelopes, nddlng to ono what he sup- WtJ posed to bo his frlond'A kind recommendation. T Two rinys Inter be recoiled tho following letter m from the merchant: m " In reply to your communication of the lOthi I will say that at present there Is no vacancy In 1 my corp of clerks. I return tho 'reeommen- Q datlon' to ion, only saving that it Is not such n ns I consider especially valuable to a younc li man " II With n sinking henrt tho young man glanced; m nt the fatal lno!oure, and rend: H Mr. .Tames RobEo, Dr., H To I'orbea, IlnpklnB k Co. H 3 Ftncy shirt in oo- 1 Don. neckties no Iteo'd p'ym't $21 00, '.third eUteineut. Please remit. How to Tell nn Oyster's Age. From thn ftshin: Galte. Ho who wishes may find out Iho exact age op anoynter. though ho has uot tho telltale el donco In teeth. The lines in tho grooie of Die hinge of tho shall toll tho whole story, each line representing n yeur. An oystor is of age at four years thut Is. bo is old enough toiotc. tnko caro of a family nnd go to market Going to market Is n disastrous undertaking, forn four-year-old oyMcr iu particularly palatahli J&i Hy this it must not be supposod that after ,m w oy6tor has passed tho four-layor period, and h.i jf live, six or even ten wrinkles ou his bholl. be is a back number Indeed, thero aro records nf oysters being eaten just uitorcolobiatlng tbnr . thirtieth birthday, and In mobt easeri tliev 7 formed a delicious mual. Thirty Is an unusual ' ago for an oyster to attain, becuiibo fen ant niton an opportunity to live so long. Iflefttit enjoy llfo In his own way, it Is Quito probnbl.t that tho oyster would bieonio an octogenarian or oven aeejitciuirlnn. Opt, Cochrane on bis last trip to 1'iilton Maiket, Sow York, brought. In an oystor found on hlti beds that Is believed to be at least thlrty-ilio years old. Flattering Diagnosis of n Joker's Ailment. From the Cincinnati Knqmrer. H IYkst Four. Ind., Nov. 22. lAst nnlloween H Miss Evnllne Dowden. whoso engagement to h H married was announced for next month, went 1 with Hoieral friends to tlsit tho cemetery nt I midnight, toenjoy thn popular superstition of tj learning tho future. Her sneotheart heard of thn girl's Intentions, and with two friends re- p.ilrcdto the gratiiyurd lu ndvnnoo. dressed in H white. They concealed themselves, and when the young woman reached tho spot sprung I from their hiding placos. Miss Dowden, who H was In advance, ultored u plerulng shriek, and JS turned and fled toward her companions, whore ". she dropped In a swoon at tho foetof the almost a7 as badly frightened girls. Tho supposed 9J ghosts ran to hor assistance, calling out to re- Y npsuro tho girls, and ull worked to restore her. ' only to boo hor fall Into unother swoon. Al- 1 though temporary rollof has been glten. these II swoons hnto continued dully for three weeks II and It Is feuiod now that they will cauao her III death Grain fears are ulso ontertalned for M her affianced, who is now Buffering with brain M foter. U I.lttln Hurry's Fire-King Act. i From the Cincinnati Enquirer. H Ohicaiio. Nov. 22 I.lttlo Hnrry Herman was showing bis playmates how to bo a great ma gician with the aid of mouthful of gasoline inula ii.ulor match, Thnt Is about as fur as Hnrry hus been able to tell tho story. Harry Is 12 years old Once ho went to a circus, where n man greatly astonished him by eating fire. Aftorlhat u big boy at school told him that the man didn't ically eat lire: that he just filled his mouth with gasoline nnd set It on fire. HowantHitsmer.il ljys toeeohlm do his act to-day lie does not remomber, howeier, what really did happen after he sijulrted the gaso line nt the iiiiituh blaze Thn other boys do not recall very muchnhoutit. either. Thoy thought little, Harry had exploded. "Oh, It win. an awful sight," said one of the Utile, boys, "iln was jus' dnln' tho groitaet fl lotely v, hen h blewcd UP," I lie will teeover In a fuw days, and lias prom. I on! never to bocomo u great magician agal.t m Islnnds ut n Kit kel Apiece, H From the Mining Journal. H All Island for S touts seonn an absurdity. but one bltunteil lu thn htrnlts of Mackluao ai lias sold for that price Tuesday of last weuk bv thu register uud iccoltur ut the Marqucttu m Idiidolll'o. Tho Island in question Is Hock Island It was put up In a bunch with Goos,, Kagln and Han ii l-lnnd und -old to the highest blddei, nhohuppeiii'd lo be Wllllain bt Jumcb of hi igiiucc N'me nf the Islands contains nn cn tiiencro. Mr M James bid $1 25 an aero for tin' property. As Hock Iiluiul contains iiibtone. tweiity-lllth of mi acru iu purchuso price was .1 cunts Green Island, another tiny bltof land which was put up ut tho samo sale, was purchased by 1 hmuas iJwyornf thlscity Tho same price was paid. Domestic lliplnninf v. rroin tt liufttufu Oattite. ' Mistress (angrllyi-heo . Hrldget. I can ''' my numo in ihedns'on this mantelpiece ilrhlget ladimruigh 'i'liom s nnluu -J J cddiuuou, aftvt all, u there, mum ( 6