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V Pnl -- ' ----- II I I , . . ,M , t,,M tdHaaJi. M Ill I II I 1 Willi '!! I I II I II I II WMHWM.WWWIII Will I if 2JbeSun. fll ftft ( , , 'i ' IHf TUESDfaT.'DECEMBEn 18 1808. t uSI i , - w Subscriptions by Mil, Postpaid. If 1 PAILT.sr Month 0 M ( Vi T ZAILT,1rXkr. it 0 09 K m anxDAVyptrrrw aoo if ft' ArLTrTD SUNDAY. ptrTear BOO U Jfc DAILY AND RtJJfDAY, par Month...... TO ff Postage to ferelga countries addsd. ' F TBB.SCK.'Niw fork City. I Pit-KIoine I(a. 13, otw arena Hotel, ana ' 1 is aUoaatJe, 10, Bottlenrd del Capoeinee. fc " frttnii sew matiutcripU r ,B 1 ruwittn wiA to AM rtjlcUd'artkltt ttiunwl, tAty K H .r ' IB The Potttlou of EuRcno Hale. I r There lt no State In tho Union more dl- I f recti? and more vitally Interested In tho I I policy of Foclflo rxpanslon, whi:h Is now W f tbe Republican .polloy and tho American If I t pollorf than the State of Maine. If I' Thobrldof Mnlne last now largely a i 'fit prldopf, inomory only to hor ancient bu- I ' jt premnoy In Boalaring: and Its Incidental ln 111 duairlea; In tb6 building and owning and I calllnff of flhlps carrying commerce whor- j ever Tvater is salt. Tho decadence of these ' noblo Industries hos been tho roost ', j i- eorlous misfortune which tho Stato has on- It! 'i countered in all Its history. Tho revival of II ' shipbuilding, and maritime activity would i f bring inew'hope, new jrrowth and renewed II 4 prospejlfy o, the Boacoast" cities of Maine r' jj f end toftho enure Stifo. ' That'is precisely what tho polloy of na il $r tJouah'cipanslon in tho Paclflo hasJnstoro j ' for the people, of Malno. Of that .policy Jj f Jaues Q. Hi.aine was'thn prophot, JoriN G. 1 BxBvjnJSOne'dttheiBarllcstolUclont agents,' 1,1 j $ and Senator WiIjT,i am P. Fute for years the 1 jj enlightened audjoyal.advocato. (I t It Is almost inconoolvable, heroforo, that 1 j j? the, othor Senator from Maine, tho Hon. II "J Uuoene IIaie of, Ellsworth, honored In tho past so rcpcatedlyandconsplcuouBly by his js follow citizens, should now bo sharponlng S" weapons to aim at Matno's best interests. Ibj His inexplicable sympathy with Spain ffi previous to 'tho war astonished andgrlovod Iff many of his constituents. But whatever t j) errors of judgment ho committed at that i! time will seem venial beside fan attempt on i his part now to defeat tho treaty of peace, j. ' to rejoct'tho fruits of the wnr, and to block the pollqy, whleti promises so much to tho t, v ehlpyardsiand wharves and counting rooms i cfblsownBUte. I Fortunately, Senator Halu Is not beyond i fj i the rooch of publlo opinion at this partlou i i t lartlmo. Els term In the Senate will ez I f ' plro on tho fourth of next March. Ho is a ' j ' candidate for reflection by the Legislature j whloh is to meet at Augusta three weeks I from to-morrow. Tho Republican caucus I j ' to nominate Mr. Hale's successor will bo ' held on tho evening of Jan. 4, 1890; and 'II before and up to that date it should bo tho .j f duty and study of overy Hepubllcan menit jj p ber of.tlm Malno Senato and House to as jj j i certain not only this candidate's views on j tho general question in which that Stato is jtj 1 bo profoundly interested, but also his deil jfj nlto Intentions as regards tho uso of his ly t -vote in tho United States Senato in case of j I bis refiloctlon theroto. ( A little caution lust now, when Mr. HaZiE HI r Is asking an immense favor of his fellow -HI v dozens, wjllbo moro to Maine's advantago jij I thn' extensive exasperation by and by, lit Tr'ieB '9 I10t a cadldato and is out of tlielrfreach. SI ' At tho present time Maine, of all States, HI for. the sake of her own interests and fu ll S,re'' 6nould b represented In tho Senate ill fc wo Amorlcans. The Philippine and boulilana Titles. J An.nntl-oxpanslon contemporarj' recently ' caked, " What is our title to the Philippines 1 worth If tho natives confront us with our J own Declaration of Independence and a Arm' determination to go era themselves ? ' f To this question The Sun gavotho conclu- f elvo answer that in purchasing tho French I title to Louisiana without tho consent of Its Inhabitants, tho author of, ,tho Dcclara- f tlon of -Independence carefully considered - the,wholo question, and did not see In any clausqof tho groat Stato paper that ho had & mainly drawn nny'bar whatever to his ac- tlon, adding that he took tho title and pre- pared to defend thS territory. Eojolndorls'mado byoilr contemporary I that the caso ofLoulsIana and that of tho . Philippines aro not parallel, that Franco I heldundlsputpd title to Louisiana, and j '! cojuld and did deliver tho goods," whereas f Bpdlp', cannot do Bo in tho Philippines, bo- if cause an insurrection against her authority W exist there. ' E Neither Prance nor Spain before her over t hold undisputed title to the Mississippi t country. A very large portion of its in- i habitants looked upon both nations as in- fc vaders and'usurpors And contested their m title to nine-tenths of ;tho wholo region. u Those mitlTpMIsslealppians wero oven less g clvlllzod than aro tho lowest raco of races f. In" tho-.Philippines. They had never been brought .under anything like subjection, and tho fierce warfare they waged often defeated f the trained forces sent against them. Tho title bought by Jeffekson, therefore, was not n complete ono. It was, In fact, only a "quitclaim" as our contemporary terms t the one wo havo Just acquired from Spain. I But, nevertheless, Jefferson, Congress f and the country wore glad to get it and to 5 dafend.it. 'And thlf process of defenco lias been con- tlbufedtlrouKh every Administration down totKepresent day, for at least three-fourths !? of. our Indian wars havo been indirect results of tho Louisiana purchase. Again, I, if France gave us full itlo to the Mississippi P countrj', If she "oould and did deliver tho t goods," why have wo paid millions of dol- p !, ijj c lnfor tho extinguishment of tho ntlo J' ll I C Indian titles In the same country? t I if V ' aiorocco. j if ? lTho appearances are that Morocco, at no I - a ' Tery distant tlmo, will bo the object of In- I' J ternntlonal attention. Tho whole country, , from the Ajgerlan frontier to tho Atlantic, , I I la WpOrjted to be in"a chronlo state of dls- H t turbance, which tho local and central ij authorities are unable to abate. No 5 B i soofier to a revolt suppressed at ono point ' It , Uao"a rising .takes place at another, and Mj i ft tllp" troops that originally took tho field j 8 j toitiie number of about thirty thousand W B11! i ar uald to havo dwindled nway to less I 1 U, than a third of that strougth through ( 'J I deaertlon, disease and death. Tho ordinary i soldier rooelves a dally loaf and the nominal U f aura1' of throe and u half cents by way of 1 j pay.ibut by the time It has passed through , r ! II tile hands of his officers and paymaster it Is . ij M reduced to about the half cent. Tq make up m L the deficiency ho plunders the inhabitants, M lu i wad occasionally retaliate or migrate from jf J J HQJI' Vi , 1 5r , ... tho district, with the natural result that tbo country la In perpetual ferment. Punitlvo expeditions aro sent out that only add to tho disorder, and Increaso tho hostility of the tribes to the Sultan. A recent rising toward tho Algorlan frontier Boomed likely to bo serious, as tho French Government notified tho Sultan that It was desirable it should be quelled at onco. Troops were despatched In compli ance with the French demand, but no re ports of tho result havo bocn recolvod, and some alarm Is felt at tho report from Al geria that two French columns aro moving toward the scene of tho Insurrection. An expedition sont against the , Biff pirates was only partially successful, and It is foared that these rovers, cmboldenod by tho Inability of tho Sultan to enforco his ordors, may renew tholr attacks on foreign vessels and bring on International complications. Tho British Government Is watching tho courso of ovontswltha ory natural anxiety, as in the ovont of the dissolution of Morocco either through the prevalent internal dis order or othor causes, It would bo bound to prefer Its long-standing claim, datlngbaok to the tlmo of Ciiablks II., to tho possession of Tangier and tho surrounding country. This would bo tho signal for tho partition of tho remains of tho o(d Moorish Empire, to portions of'whloh several other coun tries besides Groat Britain aro aspir ants. It is no secret that France for some tlmo has desired a rectifi cation of tho Algorlan frontier to the westward In tho Interest of commu nication through tho Sahara .with tho upper Nlgor country, whllo Italy and Ger many both wish for trading stations on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. Spain already possesses several stations on the northern coast. It Is not likely that tho countries whoso commercial Interests are sutforlng from the unsettled stato of Morocco and Its trib utary territories will tolerate much longer tho dlsordors now prevailing. Tho solution of tho Morocco question, is not, however, easy with so many 'claimants 'anxious to participate. In tho sottlornent. ; It affords material for an International wrangle of moro than ordinary magnitude. Amendlngitlio War Revenue Act. Chairman Dinolet of ''tho- Houso Ways and Moans Committee, Is reported as say ing that no amendmont of tho Warllcvenue net Is likely to bo mado at this (.session of Congress. A bill for tho purpose, hastily passed by the Houso last summer, still sleeps In tho Senato, and the fuller one which roocnt cxperienco has shown to bo needed, would, in Mr. Dixoi,et's reported opinion, havo still less chance of success in that quarter. It is stncoroly to be hoped that tho opin ion attributed to Mr. DrsniEY may prove to bo erroneous. Tho War Revenue net, us it stands, contains some ambiguous pro visions, which havo already provoked liti gation, and somo so manifestly contrary to the intention of Congress, that tho Commis sioner of Internal Itevcnuo has assumed tho responsibility of changing them. For example, a subject of dispute in tho courts is whether tho express companies or their customers shall pay the tax on re ceipts for goods. It is also doubtful whether tho tax on telegraph messages shall bo paid by tho senders or by the tele graph companies. Tho act distinctly makes all express business liable to tho tax, but tho Commissioner has ruled that express business In cities Is exempt. Ifo has also ruled that rent receipts. In certain forms, are taxable as leases; that, while checks drawn in New York on London bankers nocd only a two cent check stamp, similar chocks drawn In London on Now York bankers aro taxablo as bills of exchange, and that tha surplus of a bank Includes "undivided profits." All these and similar questions ought to bo settled by Congress, and wo hope that Mr. DrNOLEY may at least make the effort to havo it done. An Attack Upon Protestantism. According to a report in tho Herald, tho Eov. Dr. Da Cobta, an Episcopal clergyman of this city, preached 6. sermon on Protes tantism last Sunday, In which ho declared that " Protestantism Is passing, it not al ready dead." " It was never a success," he said further, but from tho first Involved reformations within tho original Reforma tion, resulting in "two hundred sects," the last of which he makes tho school ''of "higher" Biblical oritfolsm "now engaged In reforming not doctrine alone, but Holy Scripture" Itself. "Protestantism In tho Reformation eonse Is dead," repeated Dr. Da Costa; "everything now points to tho conclusion that non-CatholIo worship will decline greatly." "Tbo most of the non Cathollc places of worship aro only from one-half to one-third full, and tho attend ance is rapidly diminishing." It does not appear from this report of Dr. Da Costa's sermon whether ho Includes his own Church, tho Episcopal Church, in Protes tantism. In the'oyeof Roman Catholicism, howovor, it belongs there. Tho decision of tho Popo denying tho validity of its orders of tho ministry rejects its tltlo to 'be "a Church in tho Cathollo sense, and relegates it to a place among tho " sects" of whloh Dr. Da Costa spoke bo dospltefully, as " lymphatic, gelatinous, halting, doubting sects." Tho division of Protestanlsm Into many "sects" Is mada lnevitablo by Its very gen ius. Its assertion of the right of individual judgment forbids uniformity and produces a multiplicity of divisions. In contradistinc tion to tho unity created by tho sole authority of interpretation assorted by tho Roman Cathollo Church. Tho differ ent "sects" of Protestantism derided by Dr. Da Costa have grown up accordingly. Even in the Episcopal Church we encounter varying opinions touching faith' and doe trlno, though there they are subordinated to common agreement lu others, bo that all are held togethor In n single organization. The extromo "Cathollo" and sacerdotal party rejects with scorn the Protestant Ism to which another clings. Dr. Bltiaos Ib a foremost exponent of tho school of "Higher Criticism," against which Dr. Da Costa Inveighs so contemptuously, yet he has been ordained Into the Episcopal ministry by BUhop 1'ottek, and finds' In his now suiroundings a tefugo from tho storm of leproach by which he was buffotod lu Presbyterjanlsm. As a wilier In a recent English rovlow remarks, three or four Episcopal mlu latere might offlclato together In tho colouration of tho Holy Communion, jot each represent views as to Its meaning and function which aro ladieally different. Tho lines of division between ho "Bfrcts"aro mado by a conflict of belief of no more sharpness than 'that which separates the sacerdotal Episcopalian from the ov angelical Episcopalian; and both nre as far apart from, tha Broad Church liberal as tho furthest ,; ff.i .""'- . ' ' V- , . extremes In tho world ot sectarianism aro household of tho Episcopal organiza tion. Bishop Potter, In his Into dloocsan ad dress, told of a Roman Cathollo prloat who, after witnessing tho gorgeous ceremonial In a Ritualistic Church, remarked, ''After all, I prefer our own slmploservloo;"yot tho Bishop presldos over a diocese In which auoh extreme Bltualtom goes on harmoni ously side by side with a manner and a spirit of worship and of teaching opposed to it dlamotrically as rank Romish super stition. Tho Houso of Bishops represent radically contradictory views as to essen tial matters of faith and doctrine, but it is held togethor because suoh diversity of In terpretation Is tolerated In tho common or ganization. That Is tho spirit ot Protestantism, as contradistinguished from tho Uniformity of faith imposed by tho authority of tho Roman Cathollo Church, ta tho Church ot England thoro Is going On now contro versy between tho sacordotal and strictly Protestant elements which threatens tho existence of the Htat Church. Does not that lndicato that llfo still remains In Protestantism and will contlnuo as long as there are mon who refuse to allow cc oleslastlcal authority to govern tholr belief? Thotruthlsthatuntformitylsnotposslblo under Protestantism. Its Very theory makes lnevitablo a varloty'of belief, Bkopticlsm, denial, ohango and new development Its spirit Is critical. Urynn and. tho Star. Col. WIM.IAM J, BirfAX has resolved to removo his shining shoulder straps and lay aside his unstained sword, In order to cu gago moro actively In tho campaign against national expansion. Ho formorly represented tho purposos, methods and follurq of tho crazy assailants of the nation's financial honor. Ho will represent admirably tho pur poses, .mot hods and assured failure of tho opponents of tho splendid political and materialifuture of this country. Here Is the propor flold for tbo exercise ot his peculiar abilities, BbtaD'S tongue is much mightier than his sword. As tho Brig-adier-Goneral's star has not descended upon his shoulders, ho will bofroo to lot fly all his vocal energy against tho Star of Empire. Joe Bailey's Glorious Victory. Wo celebrate, modoratoly but firmly, tho glorious victory won In tho Houso Demo cratic caucus by tho'Hon. Joseph Weldon Bailet of Cooko county. Tex. Mr. Bailey insisted that there should bo a caucus, and a caucus there was, only a little moro than a' third ot tho Democrats being .absent. Mr. Bailey, his shirt bosom bearing, as usual, tb.o folio copy of tho Constitution, which 'ho uses as a chest protector, intro duced ono resolution. Tho Hon. Tiiomah Chifuax McRae, ot Arkansas, introduced anothor resolution. 30111 wore passed. Mr. Bailey's resolu tion provides that tho members of tho cau cus shall do as tho caucus by n two-thirds vote orders. Mr. McBae's resolution pro vides, In effect, that tho members of tho caucus shall do as they please. Adjourned. Mr. Bailey's resolution was omiched with a proviso that " no mombor shall bo required to vote for any bill which ho may deem unconstitutional." Ad Mr. Bailey deems unconstitutional all bills from which he withholds his approval, tho pasBago of his resolution with this proviso was n glo rious victory. Baseball. The baseball men, who for several years havo paid dearly for their love of umplrc baltlng, will meet to-day to arrange for tho scasbn of 1 800. Although lost year's prom ises of-.reform went for next to nothing, there Is still hope In tho ovldento that the magnates, In sptto of tho bad faith of tho majority of thorn, pos sess a stronger Inkling of wjiat constitutes sport and what destroys It than they had a year ago. Thoro is a clearer understand ing that thoso engaged la the baseball busi ness had better cultivate baseball than pugilism, and govern It by the ordorly rules of sport rather than dollver It oyer to the Uocnso of free riot. We feel, however, that the dub Presidents in thelrstrcugthened desire to reform them selves forthoyhnvo been tho gtillty parties may rush Into tho error of seeking reform through too ponderous legislation for formal and elaborate investigation of faults charged against clubs and players 'after tho event. Tho court totdenl with offences against the proprieties of tho national gamo should sit ever on the spot, onipowered and constrained to meto out ftlll justice with short shrift It should consist of tho umpire only, watched and kept up to his duties, with unflagging determination that they shall be rigorously porfoi mod, by somo such comralltco as la President of tho leaguo competent to carry out tho league's Instructions. Of courso, tho present Presi dent, Youno, will not do for such a place. Not threats of fines before tho games and debates about their imposition afterward, but sharp, Instantaneous, and never-falling removal from tho field for any player dis puting or commenting upon tho judgment of thoumplre by word, look or motion, ran restore professional baseball to decency. Rebolllbn must bo stamped out utterly, and If players find in tho mastery of tho umpire a means for getting excused from pjay, they should bodcnlt with by their Immediate employer, tholr club. The campaign of the Rough Riders at Santiago brought from tho llpa of tholr commundcr, Gen. Wood. nn admonition to guide the baseball men to prosperity during tho coming years of poace, "Don't swear," said Col. Woon to Ills' men breaking out lu profanity, " Fight 1" Baseball players must bo taught, as harshly as need be, not to wrangle with the umpire, but to play ball. Thp first serious step laken by Mayor Van Wick's administration to restore ordinary political relations with the Hepubllcan orcanl catlon would imturallr bo to make MoGullaum Chief of Police niraln In place of DsvniiY. Iror a llrltlK or Tnhncl from Altorl tn Molt navrii. Tq Tdt Kdiioc or Tar. So Sir 1 lead iu The Boa rav dan t:o ft lettrr propoilne tint innnelt be built under th Kit Itlver. liMteiil ot ImlMini: undeM OTtr it. After rrtdttu U letter, I wondered wb) It It tint Lone IInl liu no llult connecting It nlUi the raftluUnrt eirept the BrooUj-n Bridge Are Lose UUndere lreir,or are they nnprosremlve T TUrjr mutt, lu number, be quite million, j tt they are content, ucmlnglr, to hive tTrrythlnc (hey need come by water roiitre, exeept the arntll ftimmnt of tuff that iiea over the bridge; and irhen the) want to travel north oreut, they hate toco to the Urand Central HtaUon, whertfti thev ouuht to be able to atart from Brooklyn and travel avrota the Eaat Ktver north and cut without ohanue of cam, which could bo dona If there wera ft tunnel or bildge uuiler or.ovepthe Faat Ittvrr at or near Aatorla and run nlm to Molt Uareu, or eome other convenient rlart , and the vaat amonnt ot tqppllea comlne from the eat for eonaumptton by tjunt Itland a inhabltauta would so tbrouirli without rehaudltny.. Such a mode of communication would itivo all of Lock bland Hew Yqjuc, Dec 10, fcf; .... . i, ,',.,,.., jt-a.. aaj ttQVAtTXrxa JtBFJtESilffTAkl&K. A Correspondent Who ConUnrte the) lre out Sjitiim Could Not lie ImproVed. TO tijk Editob or Tnn iBun-iSfr: Your cor respondent. "Ahti-Soctlonallst." In hls,lntor patlnslotter published in TlinSuuof Bupda'y. called attention very1 proporly to tho disparity in representation between those Southern State which have limited the suffrage and other States which admit practically all citizen, to the franchise But tho remedy which he pro poses for the evil of which he complains resem bles, I think, the homely process ot Jumping from tho frylnfc pan Into tho tiro. Ills sugcos tlon is that in establishing a basis of represen tation In the doctoral vote and the House of Representatives, voting population (not Inhab itants) should rule, and that wo should accept oach State's own valuation of Its citizens, and base future representation "upon the number ot voters Instead ot the number of peoplol" Well. The State of Colorado, -which by tha last Federal censnshodapopulatlon of 412.000, cast 100.000 votes nt the Presidential elec tion or 1800-a total duo to the fact that women vote on torms of equality with men In that Stato for all ofllcos The ume is true in WjoraliiK and Utah, and your correstionrtfliit would Increaso the electoialvotoot Coldrndo from four to seven in eonanuuence Of this, and of Utah from throe to four. Klvlnir, thereby a double representation to Stntos vwilch ndmt women to u (Trace and only halt renrescntattou to those which don't in somo extern and Botitlvn estorn fjtatas to which, nlneo the close ot the civil war. foreign emigration linn been most ulllirontly and effec tively Invited, tho law permits aliens not yet eltlrens, but who have declared only tholr lu tontlon to boeomo such, to vote. Huehlstlie law In Nebraska, Missouri. Oregon, South Da kota, Texas. Alabama. Wisconsin., Indiana, Kansas ami undor some conditions, in Michi gan, and whatever local justification tbord may be for such a liberal standard of omzenshlp.it would certainly bo unlulr to permit ono State to eectiro a larger representa tion by admitting aliens to the fran chise at the expanse ot communities 'in which that privilege Is, accorded orily to citizen. In PcnnRilvanln, not lone ago, a law was passed designed to .restrict to employers the employment of eltlrens. wlth'tho result that vur mnn uunaturnllrnd foreigners, otherwise Indifferent, became naturalized for business reasons and now voto. Again, in many of tbo Knstorn or older settled States, it lias been found practicable and oven necessary to establish conditions of mifTrngo. In Massa chusetts, for Instance, which has now.llfteen electors, and which your correspondent would reduce to twelve, cutting down Its Congres sional representation In tho House by three at the Hamo'tlme. there is on. oduoatlonnl test tor naturalization and for citizenship un less conferred prior to 1857. The Httto of Illinois has no such restriction Applicants aro naturalized there, and voto thoro. who under the laws of Massachusetts would not be ad. mlttod. yet your correspondent proposes to make the test of citizensolp. which varies In nearly ovorj State, the one rule for representa tion; and whilo putting tho penalty ot a re duced representation on those States (South Carolina. MhvdHslpplnnd Louisiana) which have limited tho suffrage, to put a premium on thoso (Colorado. Missouri. Nebraska and Utah) which have taken down the burs of restriction and established an opondoorfor all, Such n change is Impracticable and undesira ble I think. Tho tlmo-honored plan estab lished in the Constitution of the United States, though old. Is good.' It is better than any of those proposed with whloh to supersede it. A Congressman fa elected to represent not tbo votere of ids district, but the people of his dis trictmen and women, citizens and aliens voters und non-voters The laws ho aids In making aro not merelyfortho observance of qualllled electors, but for all Inhabitants Indis criminately, and the President of the Unitod States, tho head ot our political system, is not merely the representative in oftlco ot.ftll elti yen v oters. but of all Americans, whether tho laws ot their respective States give thorn the right to vote or not. Ho is tho President of tho rosldcnts of the Territories, too. who do not participate in Presidential elections The old 8stom has worked well. It should bo replaced, if at all. only by a better one. Nev Yoke. Dee 12. Covbtitutiov. " - The Intoxicating Fower nf Wine. In Tnr Fnrron or Tbk Sox Sir- In the Sox of Dec. I, in an editorial article bearing the title, "Wine Driving Out BeerNjou say that "wlno la less intoxicating than beer." It aeema that your conclusion in this caae la baaed upon a false assump tion. The ingredient in a drink which causes intoxi cation is alcohol The amounts ot alcohol in Califor nia wines and New York State beers respectively, as given in the official report of the United 8tatee'De- Iiartment of Agriculture, Division of Chemistry, inlletln 18. pp. 278, 3S0, are aa follows' Hrw York State Beers Lager, 3.7 per cent.: ale, 4.H percent; California Wines lied wines. HUG per rent.: white wines, IJ 04 per cent.; sweet wines, 17.85 percent rheae facta speak for thernaelves. The war tax of $1 per barrel on beer has made possible the ap pearance of wine, a non revenue producing drink, aa an effective competitor, and the sales of beer lu certain Ktites have ncrordtnaly decreased The dol lar tax decreases the sales of a revenue producing article, beer, by Introducing as ft competitor a non revenue producing article, wlno If, as you hope, the consumption of wine continues to displace that of beer, Uie dollar tax w ill defeat Its own purpose, and in tlmo be made practically nugatory. The brewers stand on jusUSftble ground when they lodge tholr protest antnat a revenue measure, which, to the detriment of their trade, increases tho ralee ot a mora Intoxicating, non revenue producing drink. , Brewjeb. Alcohol is not tho only intoxicant ingredient In beer. The hops, or tho drugs employed In their place, have also. some effect, Tho testi mony of travellers is that there Is less drunk enness inwlne-uslng countries than Ititiiojjo where beer Is used possibly because ;boer Is drunk more freely. ' Cameras and Hooks In tho Natural History Museum. To Tnr EntToa or Trie Sos Sir: Imprejie'd with the belief that your generous edlt5rlal Tollcy will permit of the reception of this letter, I desire to fall attention through your Columns to somo fnstanbes of UUbeiality in thn management of the, American Museum of Natural History. The control of this institution is estod In ft board' of trustcca, from whose contrlbuUnus,v supple mented by appropriations from the municipal treas ury and gifts f rum Interested persona, the museum derives its subsistence. The primary object of such an establishment is of course, the education of the common peopleln natural Bcience. for the imrpoae of increasing their intelligence and thus raiting the standard of their citizenship. This object Is a mewt worthy and, indeed, avital one. If it wereaqnea tlon of receiving an exact equivalent for the money expended, the city of New York ruttld have no ground for complaint. i Couslderlmt tho objeit Inwdved, the acientlSc lay man is Justi&ed lu asking more considerate treat ment at tho hands of the trustees of tbe Natural Ilia tory Museum, lie Ufjustlfied 'a objecting vigorously to pett) restrictions, which unnecessarily limit the usefulness of the Institution. A person presenting himself at the door with a camera will be carefullr relieved of It. as If It were menace to the welfare of the exhibits. No picture rosy be taken within tho building unless formal arrangement,, are made beforehand, involv ing the expenditure of Ume and trouble, and ft "pond "reason given for the desire. People mar not go tu the museum witli books and writing materials and ait down and atudy the sub jects before tt am. It In uliucu aud pas i along Iu tbe National Museum at Washington there are cables provided for this purnoae, and chained to thorn aru books of reference that all aro welcome to nae. There is no audi arrangement here. 1 he Natural liistors Mutenm hai a good library, from which the public la religiously excluded. The privilege of public reference to these volumes would lu no way impatr the naefuluess of the library to those to whom It is now rontrhed. 'Ibelertuiecoursejs o arranged lhat one half la open tnlhu publle aud thu other halt, usually con alsting of lettureu of a higher degree of srlenotf.J closed to all but those who can show some particular claim to admission lhe subjects of tha latter are such as Mould not attract the gimral plbllc. but to tbe scientific la) man, who hss now no chance of ad. mission, their assistance would be Invaluable. I pres inie tliHohJ.ct in making these lectures exclu. altelati afford there who subscribe loth museum anadautauenrrr thoaewhodo lint, but after ft mo ment a reflection tula it aceu tobaftfalJAcr. Tho presence of a smsll body of lutslllgeut outsiders could not potalMr detract from tho ftdtantagea de rived by thecontrlhutnn: ana the nun who will take glory lu listening to a lecture because others cannot tome toll Is one whose routribatlon should uot be desired by any aclcntitte Institution This letter Is one ot enggestlou rather than criti cism I bate no disposition to oppose my Judgment to Hint of tha trusttea, and I trust I do notslo so In expressing the opinion that the acientiflc w lfare of tho people of Ner Vorkla more Important than the maintenance of archa-olo.Hi at expeditious in leru. GKuncisfl. SzvMOUit, J00 West i orty hfth trtct. lho Hmnll Vote In the South. rem (Ae cicAMeni Turin. I The ridiculously small vote polled in most of the Houthern States In the late election la a matter that must engsge the serious at.Mitliin of the people of this section. It. the Htate of youth diollna the whole vote tait for l'.llerbe was only Sx,',',!, which is about one-fourth of thonhlte vote if the titate. In Louisiana the total vntj isst wss .l3,'.'lnl, against ion,")."! in tbe election of 18 id. Iu Virginia the total valeraat waa 173, (HI. ajainst -4,B4l In 1 Suit, '1 he reason for this Is plain, 1 here is no minority patty in the Sou lb tuba reckoned with, aud people will not trouble themarlvea to go out and vote when they know thst the election nf the party candidate la a foregone conclusion. It requires opposition always to bring out the vote, and this sort of indifference is full of danger to our instttuUuns, Iu our form of government poliUcal parUea arenecresa.ry.end in order to attain tha best results there, must be iroog minority party to hold the majority la check. I r Jbr Hotbs. Exhibition ot tha New Tork Society of Kernmlo Arts. The Now York 8ocl6tr 6f Keramle Arts, an assoolatlon founded ifi 1802, preparatory to the "World's Fair, and Including In Its member ship many ot the best mlnoral painters in this city and vicinity. Is holding n threo days' ex hibition In the ballroom of tho Waldorf Hotel. The exhibition opened yesterday and was well patronized. It will cloo to-morrow even ing at 10 o'clock. The exhibits are arranged on tables and standi about the room, each group bearlnca card inscribed with the name of the artist. In the middle ot the wall oppostto the ontranco the faience exhibit of Charges Yolkmar ot Corona, L. I., Is noticeable, and presents a striking and attractive aspect with its display ot vasos, bowls, ana other objects In solid color, Some ot thevpleoes are remarkably good In tint and compare favorably with any modern work produced In Eu rope. Twelvo platos painted with delicate designs of native orchids ot New York and New Jersey aro notablo in the exhibit made by Mrs. Ellen P. Wlckes of Enclewood. N. J. The flower aro painted with genuine artlstlo feel ing mid tha designs are chasto and decorative. A.ctifi and snuccrwlth deign In eiinmel by Miss Anna Slcdenbore Is one ot thp prettiest and most successful pleees shown In this branch of the art. whllo effective treatment In u'nftniol Is found in othor works by the same artist. Miss Ann Shaw contributes an Inter esting collection ot vases, trays, chocolate and coffeepots, together with some miniatures on Ivory, all of which show sincerity In exe cution and delicate handling. By Mrs. Mary A. Neal a vaSo with decoration of chnsanthemums, a lamp with a similar subject on a larger seale. and a Japanese plaque In which doslgn and treatment are effective, claim attention, and an Ink well with dark green glaze, a very simple and exccllont piece ot work by Miss Francis X. Maniunnd. at a table nearby, deserv es notice Other attractive exhibits aro those mado by Mrs. Lois IJ. An drogen, Oconto T. Collins, Mrs. M. M.Mason, Miss Florence Halsted. Mrs.rnnnylt Priest man and Marshall Fry. Jr. The exhibitors number flfty-sov en. and there are from adoran to forty or fifty pieces in each artist's display. airxanr ukclikks to xrxux. The President of Ynle insists on Having; Ills llrslgnatlon Accepted. Nxw Haves-. Dec. 12. President Timothy Dwlght ot Yale Insists upon retiring from his nfuee as the executive head of the university. This evening he authorized the positive state ment that ho would not withdraw his resigna tion handod to tho corporation or governing body of tho university on Nov. 17. At tho meeting of the corporation, when the resigna tion of President Dwlght was submitted. It was voted to urgo him to remain till tho bl-centen-ntallnlOOl. The matter was loft to n special committee, consisting ot Chauncey M. Dopew of Now York. Frederick J. Kingsbury of "vVnter bury. and the Jtev. Dr. Hay Maimer of this ilty. throe of President Dwlght's closest frionds. who. It wns bellov od. could persuade him to re main. The corporation voted,lupon adjourn ment on Nov. 17, to pome together again op Dee. 1 'J and listen to the report of the special committee It can now be said on the word of President Dwight himself that tho hopes of the commit tee o Induce him to remain will prove fruit less. He has met the commttteo and has given a negative answer to their request. Tho com mittee iiretmed tho President stubbornly, but he was firm. and thoy will report that they have exhausted their powers of persuasion in their attempts to induce him to remain. The meeting to-morrow will probably result In the nassnge of highly eulogistic resolutions lvlativo to President Dnlghtnnd his adminis tration and tho ncceptaiico of his resignation. After that tho corporation will turn to tho fast ot selecting a successor to tho President. It is said by a member of tho corporation to-night that thoro Is little chance of. a new President being chosen to-morrow. Tho corporation is not ready to do more than to discuss tho nltun tiou. From the Arm tone ot tho alumni it is HUrothntno man further ad vuncedthun middle ago will bo chosen. Aoung man in preferred; an old man will not be tolerntcd. This fnet dis- Iiososof the candlduales of Profs. Day, Fisher, 'hilllns and Deun Wright. Tho names most imminent in tho canvass at present are Prof. Henri W. Furnum or tho Hliefileld Scientillc School, Prof Arthur T. Hadley of tho nuidomia department and Judge William It. Taft of Cin cinnati. The complications In tho plans for the bi centennial paused b President Dwlght's resig nation will bo discussed to-morrow. Presi dent Dwlght u year ago .i.skeil the corporation to' assist in raising threo millions ot dollars, largely for new buildings aud professorship endowments, before the bl-centenjila). Ho will now, turn the mnttor over to the corporation President Dwight said thin evening that, as ha intimated to th corporation last November, he is v, Wins to remain In ofllco till tho close of the college ear lu June. 'PASCAL IXSTITUTf: OPJS.V. A Postgraduate Clnss in Sewing la One of Its Features. The Pascal Institute, for the manual training 6f young worn on, was opened formally yester day In tho building at the northwest corner of Lexington avepuo and Fiftr-flrst street. Miss Margaret Pickering Pascal Is at tho head of tho Institution, and Its Treasurer Is Mrs. Silas 8 Packard. A tlus in dressmaking has already been formed with tnentv members, and other classes will be organized as soon us the funds of the instltuto allow It. Miss Pascal f aid iu her opening address that many ot the leading dressmaLcrs in the city had told her that It was impossible for them to get seamstresses competent to jo the tine work required, lor this reason Miss Pascal formed u sewlne class for the post- ftraduute instruction of young women who lad been graduated from the manual train ing classes of the Industrial schools and thurchoa. She hopes that by a course of In struction lasting through one season she will be able to lit them to do the highest class of work, and she Is assured that there will bo no trouble In obtaining work for them. Miss Pascal has had a great deal of uxperlenee in such work and her present venture has the approval of lllshop Potter. Mgr. Mosnoy. the ltev. It. S MaeArthur the Itev. Oustav tlott helt. Governor-tdoct ltoosevelt, Chauncey M. Dopew and many others The Iiev. Dr. Charles II. Eaton, of whoso church Miss Pascal is a member, delivored un address at yesterday's meeting Col. II. Ii Adams of Lafayette Post. U. A. It . presented a lias to the institute. Tea was served by the Girls' Club, which meets In the institute The Institute Is supported wholly by voluntary contributions too iiucir roit riAXosy Jersey City Pnld 0330 Vfr. Holmes Less Tlinii 8300. The special committee of tho Jersoy City Board ot Education which Is Investigating tho charge that exorbitant prices wero paid for nine pianos purchased for new public schools held a secret session iu the City Hall jesterday. The pianos were purchased from Owon J. Turtle ot 13 East Sixteenth street, this city, agent for the manufacturers In Chicago. Nine uprights were iwrcliased for S.'I50 each and three grands for $487 e.idi. Walter Z. Holmes, a loom piano dealer, sent a letter to Mayor Hoos statins that thu upright pianos could bo purchased lor $200, and men less when ho many woro bought at one tlmo. Mayor I loos directed thntan Investigation be mnde At the meeting "of tho commlttoo yestcrdny Mr. Holmes produced a rnoelpt showing that ho had purchased for less than Smooth a same kind of a piano for which thu Hoard ot Education had pnld :(&(). The purchase wns mado from the manufacturers In Chicago and not from tho agent in this city. After Mr Holmes had given his testimony thu Investigation was-adjourned, JUIVO UI.KIIKH' llOVUS. An A me ii licit mil to Prevent Them from Working Moro Than Ten Hums n Day. Anamendod bill to secure u shortor work day for drug clerks has been prepared for tho coming heaslon of the Leglshturo by tho Druggists League, nnd was mado publlo yes. terdny by BecretnryFlwaivI Thlmme. It up pllcs oulv to this Pitt. It provides that no pharmacist or drug tlerk shall lie required to work more than ten hours a day except on Sat urday, when twelve hours Is the limit, and not moro than six hours on SundaiH and holidays. Une hour overtime vUll bo allowed on un duy oxcem Sunday, providing the aggregate num ber ot working hours In the week does not ex ceed sixty-six, Sleeping In pharmacies, store rooms or laboratories is forbidden; but clerks or pharmacists may sleep in anyothor room ad joining the pharmacy, provided It Is properly ventilated and compiles with the regulations of the Jioaraot Health. i t'V , "TjIJitW" 'JMW 'WFJ V '!' a ,,l i" i T v TitB'tiiBY. itxu sctfDDKR dtntTibiski. Ornnd Jury Says He Sliouinn't SInko State ments fYhlnh He Cannot Verify. The Hudson county. N. J.. Grand Jury tor tho September term, whloh was discharged by Jttstleo Llruilncott yesterday with the thanks of the Court, handed up some present ments. One ot (hem referred to the reckless manner In which somo prominent .people, especially certain clorgymen, make state ments for publlentlrm which they are unable to verify when called upon to do o. The pre sentment applied particularly to the Itev, Dr. John jL. Scuddor. pastor of tho Jersey City Tabernacle. In somo comments made by Dr. Sendder on Mayor Hoot's advocacy oP.open theatres on Sunday. Dr. Scuddor said that saloons, homos of Ill-repute and other disor derly places woro allowed to flourish in his neighborhood. Dr. Scuddor. Chief of Police Murphy andCapt. Cox. la whose preelnct tho Tabernaelo Is located, were summoned the fore the Grand Jurr. Chief Murphy and Cant. Cox testified thut nb such places as wore described by Dr. Soudder existed tn the Pre cinct. Dr. Scudder said that such houses did exist somo years ago. but he did not kuow of any at the present time. The Grand Jury mnde this presentment: "It Is a mutter of general knowledge that from time to time statements appear in tho publlo press as coming from certain Individ uals, more or less piomlnent, which reflect discreditably on some seetioas of tho county, or some peonle in official lite, or on men of publlo prominence In this clas of offend ers might be mentioned certain clergymon In this section. . ' "This Ornnd Jury has taken up this matter in tho Interest or publlo poller. We Investi gated somo of tho statements referred to. which received considerably publiolty. one particularly in which It was claimed that In a certain: soot Ion of Jersey City gambling and disorderly houses existed, to au alarming ex tent. Wo subp"nned tho author of this statement, the Chief ot'Pollce and the Captain In whoso precinct these houses were said to be In operation. Not the slightest evidence was produced that this statement had nny foundation In fnct. "As nn, Investigating body, and one that has taken up very carefully and thoroughly the evils referred to, we feel we are In u position to say that wo believe there Is nota city In this county tliattls more free from erl.iios of a serious cliuraotor. and particularly those re ferred to. than is Jersey City. , We believe that such statements, spread broadcast through nnd by the public press, have a ten dency to injure any community. "We deprecate also the unwarranted and ottou uujun criticism of public mon, particu larly those holding office, as not only Injurious to a city directly, but Indirectly, by operating: In such a manner that our best citizens, men ot reputation, and whose iuterests ure centred In the welfare of the communities in which they live, hesitate to accept public ofllce. We deem It advisable to call the attention of the court to this matter as ot sufficient Importance to be considered by succeeding Grand Uuries. "John Kevin. Foreman." Prosecutor James 8. Erwinhnd sent a letter to the Oram! Jury stating that from the publlo press and other sources of Information he had learned that poolrooms and other forms of 8 ambling are allowed to nourish In Harrison, u that subject the Grand Jury made this pre sentment: "The attention of this Grand Jury has been called by tho Prosecutor in the matter ot pool rooms, boxing tournaments, Ac., said to exist in Harrison, we havo investigated the sub ject matter ot this letter carefully and do uot llnd sufilclont evdldeuce that these places exist or havo existed for some time to warrant us in finding any indictment." l'jtiXT cloths auixa vi: Some Largo Snlcs Reported at a Substan tial Advanco in Prior. Among the genoral evidences of the Increas ing prosperity of the country the steady ad vance ot prices In the print cloth market is noticeable. The low price of print cloths got to be a serious factor in the dry goods and the cotton manufacturing business some months ago. New England mill owners were putting out their products and selling them at less than, the cost ot production. It became clear to all that somo concerted action In the way of reducing production and governing prices was necessary. A few months ago a pooling ar rangement raa entered Into and the sale of the output of the mills was placed In, charge of a trustees' committee. The arrangement has so far. according to reports In the trade, given general satisfaction. Tho price of print cloths was down, five or six weeks ago, to Its lowestloolnl, 1 15-10 cents. The price advanced until list Friday It reached 'l'i cents, at whloh rate the trustees sold 100. 000 pieces. The price was Immediately after ward advanced Jo 'J 3-10. and 10.000 pieces moro were ,retortd sold before the close of business Under the agieement the prloe of other grades of goods wnp Increased ajso. The domnnd continued so that sales were mado at tbe advanced prices On Saturday and yester day morning. " Fjirly yesterday the report was circulated that a further advanco was likely to 'J' cents. It was said that Providence sellers and -nine others were lioldlbcout for that price, whilo Fall Itiver hod not declared itself. In the af ternoon 2" cents was quoted as the nrlco of tho day and it was said that '(00.000 pieces had been sold at that rate. The feeling of operators wa that thp price was likely to go higher. A broker of large dealing" was re ported as offering to bet that the prlee would go to 'J1, cents before it went below 'ii again and that it would reach 2'j cents within sixty days. A member of a Broadway jobbing firm said that tho advance was largely due to the wise management of tho trustees' committee in restricting output and llxlne prices. The de mand, ot course, had enabled the advance to be made. The demand wns in no sense strong or large, country dealers having been for some timo buying only for the needs of the mo ment because of the low state of the marker and the falling market in raw cotton, but it cumo pretty generally from the various quar ters of the country. He -I1 that 2S cents would boa fair, reasonable price at which busi ness could be done without dissatisfaction. The advanco tn the price ofnrint oloths strengthened the market tnr bleached cottons, though It was not active. It was said that one of the most promising prospects oponlng lie fore the dry coods trade was in the indica tions of tho fancy gingham market for future deliveries.. The interest In tho market and the demand for goods nngured well for surbig business, and one map hazarded a guess that the prices on these goods would be advanced after Jan. 1 as muoh as ir per cent, in some Ines. Prices run from 4 to 20 cents Ho looked for the advance chiefly In the grades running from 0 to a cents, TO TEST IllE WAll llEVrSVK LAW. Two Coses Involving the Validity of the Tx on Board of Trade Transactions. Washinotoii. Dec. 12. Two cases Involving tho constitutionality ot portions of tho Ilove nuo bill will be argued In the Supremo Court to-morrow. James Nlcol, a member of tho Chicago Board of Trado, sold two carloads of oats, then in Chicago, without making a de livery to tho purctiasorof anyovldcnccofsttch sale. He was fined SWO for violation of that section of tho law requiring every seller of products upon an exchange or Board of Trade to dollver to tho buyer n written memorandum or other evidence thereof. Nlcol mado appli cation for ideate from custody, having re fused to pay the fine, upon a writ of habeas corpus i nlleif Inc the unconstitutionality of tho aw. Tho Circuit Court denied the writ, thus in olfett sustaining the law. The other cae ft that of George It Nlehots. also a memborof the board, who failed to put a stamp upon a written, memorandum delivered f tl,'Vc!VerPf,.lt'" Florc "'.hams. He was lined SftOO also, uiid seeks releaso from tho cUMtod, of the Marshal, who Is holding him in default of iMisnient of thu fine, by an original petition In the Supremo Court for his discharge UtKiii u writ of haboas corpus, he also alleg rig the unconstitutionality ot tho law. The cases nroof great importance, as upon their decision depends an immense revenue to thn Gov em muntjrowlnoroutof the transact orison lioards TJ4I JM.VC A 30O VKlt CKSTKIU The l'lflh Avenue Ono of Three In the City tu Keep Up That Hate of Profit. The declaration by the Fifth Avenuo Bank ipstenlny of a regular quarterly dlv Idond of 20 nor cent, and an extra dlv Idund of Oper cent on Its flOO.iXKlot capital callort attention to the fact that this Is one of the three banks In tho city that yields 100 per cent, or more joarly upon the Hir value of Its shares: As declared, u dividends represent but HO porcent. regu. Inr. but It has boon tho rule for oaoh quarterly dividend to bn aceuinpunied by 5 per cent. i'urBiwT,hi0 Klret tA?"0""1 Hank, capita $500,000, also pays loo per cent, in quarter y Installments, while tho Chemical .National Bank, capita $.O.O0O. M)h 160 ,!er ceiit.li bl-mouth y Installments. The stock Si a I y,ir8ii'a.0:J?n.M'f on. u, market but sefdorn The ast reported sales werei Chemical n i 25?1 hi- MJ0 ft aw: Flitli AVerVue 'MAWAWtdSVTTl tO 7IK ItOCKKlt. Hoard ofjlnvestlgntlori Is Now Looking Into thn Cause nf (he Accident, Tlioovevv'orthobnttlehinMn"iMchU8cltsVrs engaged yesterday, hi discharging the slum stories and ammunition preparatory to docking her tor tho purpose ot repairing her bottom, which was Injured by feroundlng on a point of Diamond Beef last Satnrday. It will also bs noeessary to removo all the fchlp's 1,500 ton ot coal, with tho exception ot 200 tons, as dry dock No. 3, the biggest one In tho nrd, could pot accommodato her twllh nil her stores aboard. This work will not be completed us. til the olose ot the week, possibly not until ths early part of next week. The Newark, which Ii nowln No. S. will bo ready to leave on Wednes. day. so that the Massachusetts may go In just as soon as she Is fit. There Is no Imperative necessity for haste, as tho loaks in her bottom have been stopped by cement-' In conformity with th6 rules of tho depart ment. Admiral ' Bunee, commandant ot the Brooklyn Navy Yard, has appointed a Ixrnnl ot Investigation to look Into tho causes nnd Ex tent of the acoldent.; Thl board consists of Capt. C. F. Goodrich. Morrill Miller ami GeorueV. Suninor. v.lth tleut W. 1 White I as recordor. Thoy held a meeting yesterditv afternoon at the navy yard ami took tcsti. mony. They nlsovlslted tho ship and exam. jned It. after whloh they sent a communica tion to Naval Constructor llovvles,chief or tin construction department of tho sard, nsklnir him for estimates as, to the, cost of repairs. Mr. Bowles says that It will be Impassible for him to give this until, he has had an oppor tunity to inspectthoshlp In.dock. M a his Investigating toard Is in nq sense a court of Inquiry, vThoir report will be made to Admiral Bunee. who will forward it to thede' partment nt Washington. It will then bo de termined whether or not a court of Inquiry U necessary. Tho board Is not making; Dublin the progress of Its. .investigation. Admiral Bunco and Capt. Ludlow still refuse to make any statement concqrnlntr the extent of thn dam&KO done. Admiral Bunco has seht but one communication on this point to tho de partment. It is ns follows: Constructor reports Massachusetts! struck on keel nt frame IU. where frnmo and verti cal keel are badly. buikled. Compvrtmcnts A 7 forward ot tho doublo lottom, nnd doubts bottoih eomoartmenta A 07. .08. Ml) and, I) P.! and lu leal:, but aro controlled bv pumps Bulkhead 20 buckled. No o.fatulnatlon In double bottom possible at present. Con structor recommends proceedings to temtv rurlh stop lenks as far as possible, to dlsch&rco all ammunition, coal, except about MO tons, and hold stores before docking. Aocunrb es timate of cost impossible now: prolablr thirty days " 'lhe Navy Department accordingly approve! this method of procedure The old Diamond Beef, where the Massa chusetts grounded in the effort of her pilot to Veep olenr of two ferryboats, has been a source of great annoyance to deep-dtaught vessels for many years, and the Government has spent hundreds ot thousands of dollars in trv, ina to rid the harbor of the reef. The shoals formed by the reef nro to the northeast or Gov-' ernors Island, In tbe imthway of ,nll steam-1 crs docking lu tile East Blver. As far back aii the lato seventies the Government, In responsiT to the demand of the shipping interest)!, tool the matter in hand and blasted away part of the reef. Enormous blasts of nitro glycenoi wore used. Tho reef was definitely reimrhM as destroyed in 180. but parts of it still re- ' main. zmnx r. ksoitltox's hill Provides 840,000 for; thx "West Upton I ree I.lbrarv nnd SGO,O0O for Schools. The will ot Edwin PUvnowiton was admit ted to probate by Hurrogato Abbott In Brook lyn yesterday. Mr. Knowtton was a promi nent clubman and lived on Columbia Heights in Brooklyn. On Oct. 25 last, while at W eft Upton, Mass , he committed suicide while temporarily Insane. Tho will was executed on June 28. 1807. The testator gives to his daughter, Mary, Countess von Franchen-Slor-stortl of Lubchen-Schleslen. Oermanv. all his Pictures and other personal property. The Unitarian Church nt west Upton. Iass . Is to receive 5.000. and his slstor. Charlotte V. Bachelor, is to receive $5.1)00 and Lben 1 Knowlton. his brother, (s to' be paid $10 VX in lieu of his commissions as exeoutor. Tho brother is also a lectatee in the sum of $100,- . 000. Thomas A. Huffman, the othereXocutor. is to receive $5,000 in lieu of all commissions Tho Knowlton mansion on Columbia Heights Bnd$100.K)O in cash are to be given to his daughter, the Countess, at once. .The residu ary estate is left to tho Brooklyn and Franklin Trust companies as trustees and 'ho Income is to be paid annually to tho Coumcss-'vcm Franchen-SIerstorff during hor llfctlcno and nt hor death tho principal is to be divided afnonc her children. If site should dlo,wlthoit issue. $50,000 is to bo paid to her husband, the Count von Franohen-Sicrstorff. and $50,000 is to be givvn to the town of Upton. Mass , for the ben efit of the publlo schools, and $15,000 is to bn devoted to tho relief of the poor of the sanie town. The balance of the estate is to go tn the testator's nephews and niece, share and share alike. It was the intention of Mr Knuwlton to establish a free library In West Upton, to be known as the Knowlton Memor ial Library, and articles of incorporation were drawn, but had not been executed at the time of Mr. Knowlton's death. -He provides in'hia will for the pavment of $40,000 for the estab lishment of Hie library. ' The estate is said to be worth $1,000,000. SENATOR KEXXBT'S TIiIAL The Court Refuses to Admit Hearsay Kvl' dence as to Boggs's Threats. TytMHKOTON, Del . Dee. 12. afjio tripl of , Senator Kenney to-day was dovoted largely to argument on a point raised on Saturday. In his testimony Boggs donled that he had made a threat against Kenney to tho effect that lie would "show him tho road." prcMimabb to tho penitentiary. On Bnturday a witness tostl lled for the defence that Boggs had made such a threat after the conviction ot Tliomas H. Clark. v Then tho dofenco endeavored to call twow It nouses to prove that tho other witnesses had made the statement to thorn Kon niton Boggi Is said to havo mnde his throat Tho Govern ment opposed such testimony, claiming that it was not legitimate evidence, as any mini oould attribute lauguago to anotherand bolsti r It tip by repenting imaginnry words The Court decided not to ndmlt the honrwiy ovldoncp. Two or threo other witnesses vrnni called, but nothing new was brought out. The case will probably consume tho ro&t of the week. & I XASSAU KLECTIOX VOXTESTH I.. N. Bin n ley Appointed Hefrree to Kxain llie Defective! Hallola, Juftiio Dickey, In the Supremo Courtat Lbtij Island City, jestordny appointed L N, Mauley ot thut place if force In tho matter of tho con tested election cases in Nassau county, Bdnie . days ago Edward Cromwell ot Glen Cove, the defeated candidate for District Attorney, se cured an order from Justice Dickey directing the clerks of the several towns In tho now county to brine IntO'Coiirt certain nlliged de fective ballots. James P. Niemann, District At torney elect, und Townsenrl Sendder. Congre man elect, asked Justice Dlokev yceterduj to modify the order. Thoy eltilmed that the older vvunsobroudtlint the Town Clerks (ould opt n the ballot boxes In tholr privnluotllcos und tnk" out tho alleged defective ballots Mr. Jlunlev will visit the offices of the Town Clerks with the contestants and examine thn ballots on tin) spot and then report to tho court. Successful Kxperlments liiSugiir Jlret Grim ing. Albany, Dec, 12.-Commissloi(er Charles T. ( Wletlug of the State Agricultural Department estimates that 9,700,000 pounds of sugar will be tlio result of the leld of sugar beets In this State this year.. Of this amount 2,500.000 pounds will be manufaoturedattheBlnghamtou factory and l.'.'OO.OtX) iwiinds ot tho Homo fni tory. The Stato pays a bounty of a cent a pound, which on the above, yield will amount to $U7.000. An appropriation of JOti.tHKj it available for .this purpose The report hIiovvs that the experiments In sugar boot growing on tho plota of ground planted under tho dlrct tlon of the State Agricultural Department have been successful so far as proving the adapta bility of the soil of tho Stato. Tlio estlticott I yield reraere ranges from live totwentj-llve tons, , i - MeCiillngh's Deputies Cost SIM, 800 AUUJ.Y, Dec. 12. The 70Q special elnutl"n deputies employed by Superintendent of !' -lions McCullngh In the metropolitan elcctioi district during the. porlod of forty dnvs pr ceding tho repent election will be paid in a d prtwo StatoTreastirorColTlii to-night moll; I Superintendent McCuIlagh liidlvlduul cheeks for icl deputy, ranging lu amount" from, to $200. tho tutal aggregating $l'i5.H0O 1 a' deputy receives $5 u day. Tho amount uppr ' Printed to enforce tho law was Sico.uoo Committee on Hnrvard ilenioilnl. CAJiiinirKiK, Mass , Doc, 12 The comni " which Is to decide the form lhe iiietnoriii the" Harvard men who fell In tho recent w i t to take has been selected as follows HI IU" Slnson.'fiS; J.II.hears. S(i J.J Htorrow H'., Bacon. "Stl: A. O. Coollrige. '87;I'iof I "J , ollls: II. James, -Oil! A. Adams, W; S. A. it Burden, 1000 ; 0. V. Daly, 11)01,