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IK " jj - WfeStJNitUJesDAY,-l)E'dEMBER- &7, 1898. " " " . '" ' : Bix TUESDAY. DECEMBER 27. 1803. iBfi Bnbscrrptlons by Kail, FottpaM. 'Hlf rAlr.l per yonlb ......'. SO 60 'Kf rMtLY.-psr Tear. ............. 0 00 f SUNDAY, per Tear ...-..... 9 00 V DAILY ABD SUTCDAY. per fear.. ..,......... 1100 I EA1LT AJID DSDAIpP Month ......... 70 H;?; rottaiateforeJxn countries) added. i; v TnnBrx.Ktw Tort City, M PAnis-BJoeqoa No, 13, now Grand Hotel, and IK; ' Kloaqu IT. 10, Berslcrard dee Ctyuetne. i mi Hji twrftitmi mh inr ! masuuerisft far Hta , rftitlcatitnutA te af rtjtcteitartielurttxirntd, tSev H ,, 'mwlfnofltenwaiawdafampisrttafjatarBOit. Kfc Our Stinted Uto or Coin Money. 'K? Tho pnforenco, for dally use, of paper jMj '' monoy to coin, 1 a distinctively American tB$ ' charnotcrlstlo. Except In California and ,Hf, I tho other mining States of tho cxtrcmo H Wost.goldcolnlsscarcolyBoenpasslngfrom H j hand to hand among-us: and of tho 400.- 'B, 000,000 of silver dollars which havo beca ?' ' Usued, from, our mint since 1878, all remain i : i lockcdHrp In tho Treasury vault bat about: . a ' 0O.OOb.OOO, which circulato only In tho j flouthorn and Southwestern States. In" ; ? v England tho smallest notes In use aro of j B J. tho denomination of 5, or (2?; tn Franco , K ' of 00 francs, or $10; and In Germany of 100 i u . marks, or$24;butwehavoanabundantsup- k ,' ,.plyof$G, $2, and oven $1 notes, and thcroia" if ', m continual demand for more. This, too, (9 -,' i;fai eplto of tho raffgod,' dirty, and othonrlso tcpulslvo fltato Into which many of tho notes ' y ' bavo fallen, and of tho possibility that they V, , ,. ay bo the vehicles for transmuting Infoc- ; ' f tlous diseases. i fr , The,, porelstenco of this preferenco for 3 naner'moner la the result of a habit estab- i , lfshedat a tlmo when coin 'was scarce and Hv rwhlchhaanover been overcome. Prior to f' 18B4 gold coin ttos overvalued by our law, and consequently was driven out by silver. ; f t .Owing to tho poverty of the, country, evon i- l silver was not In sufficient supply and had S i .to be eked out with paper. Tho promoters ftp of tho Mint net of 1834, by which silver was ; in turn overvalued and driven out of circu it ,-j ' ' latlon, expected that gold would becomo ',' ttho currency of tho country, and "hard k v money" was long tho cry of tho Domocratlo 4 " party. Tho supply of gold In turn proved '-' f not to be sufficient to meet the demand, ! ' and paper money maintained a hold which 4? i " .not oven tho outpour of gold from Califor e !' inia in 1840 could loosen. At this moment, y i iwlth $280,000,000 of gold In thoTrcasury, ,!(, -and $160,000,000 in tho Now York bonlis V I nlone.tho metal is as rarely used In dally & I' transactions as ovor It was. Tho small ) fr I ,amount of It paid out for Christmas gifts & If r ,.nd in directors' fcos speedily finds Its way f ' back Into tho bunks, and stays thero. It is m k , tho same with silver. Instead of using tho ' p. If ' $400,000,000 In actual sliver coin at our H dlspowil, wo leavo It all in tho Treasury, t and employ only tho paper certificates by iSuh Which It is represented. SiBf' No change, in our habits by which wo Sls ; sjioll givo to gold and silver coin tho 1 plaeo they occupy In Europo can bo g f. brought about by talk or even bylcglsla- p I tlon. As tlio hnblt Itself was produced by f ! k tho foroo of clrcuuistanccs, so must It bo H I, niodllltxl or corrected. In the progress of P if ' ohr eivlllzatton and tho development of j ,' a'Heanltaryselenco wo sliall ultimately prefor ffi J" ' Ofii, clean and non-Infectious coin to dirty and 1 t 4 dbogOTOUB paper, and restrict tho use of $K i I . papor to notes which from their amount .Jg; . I t will bo needed only In mnking largo pny- f1 I o montfl, and are, consequently, less exposed ! !., t. to wear and tear and contamination. Tho H- fr "" ., abolishment by law of notes forles3 than Wt f 'f v. $10 would bo a stop forward, but such a lU I I 'aw cannot k Passctl ""til public opinion K. demands it. wM w t Cuba Libre. fp f, I The dissolution of tho Cuban Junta, which 5 I I' .j s6es its patriotic task accomplished, and tho i. complete ovacuatlonof Cuba by tho Span- Wfri'l lards, which is now elbso at hand, render tho wfc I present moment n fit ono for recalling the iP I vvifiissltudes of a struggle for Independence It' ll "mfc '50Rnn tnlrty years ago and now " i ,;,6nd' 'n victory. From the outset to tho t ft fi - lose of that memorable struggle, The Sun U. H K ' iafl nevor savored In its support of tho j; 1 revolutionists, and it would gladly join in '" ft S- '?ne "rcctlon of a monument to tho martyrs S fi' "ind tho heroes who havo died that Cuba i , W , 'might bo froo. I m '''In tho oarly years of this century, when II I ( Just and generous sentiments prevailed in It 1 ffi " Bpaln, tho status of Cuba, which had re- H f P- .maliied faithful among many faithless colo- n I' ales, was assimilated to that of a Spanish J8 9 province, and hor Deputies were admitted Wl , I ,o tho Cortes. In 1820, however, autocratlo SB5 ' i powers wero conferred upon the Captain- .JS General, and, In 1830, although tho Cuban MI ,5 (Deputies to tho Oongross ut Madrid had '&& Ibeon duly elected, thoy wero not suf- w' ,' '.fered to taUo .their soats. Jiy tho wtht vConstitution of 1837 tho representation Jf?!!: ' oi tho lsland m tno Oortoa was sup- K ,' pressed, and it was provided that Cuba l and Porto Hico should bo ruled by special IR' k ' laws, which, however, wore nevor enacted 'H.jf' " unt" nftor tno ton yoars' war. That is to HmV .'say, while all tho former Spanish posses- 'lHli: '-. slpns on tho American mainland bad their fflUC " indope'ndenco acknowledged, Cuba, tho JeRk. iV. ever-falthful isle, was treated as a foreign SS'jK - f ' ountrj'. Tlio product of its people's labor $ Jot J was confiscated by inlquitousflsoal laws and f&ffj ' by Irregular but Irrostatlblo exactions, $P '- )WbUo those of its inhabitants who darod to RE" " ' proclaim their lovo of liborty by deed or 3L t; ;Word polished on tho scaffold. "''ifW t In their despair tho Cubans took up arms "' ' Wi - 1800' 1851 nnd 185C' but tlleB0 Ul-con- pf f terted rWlngs wero quickly suppressed by ( inassacro. Fruitless, also, wero rcpeatod appeals to the wisdom and equity of influ ential statesmen at Madrid. In 1807 special bommtssloners from Cuba and Porto Rico "wero sont to Bpaln to Iraploro social, politi cal and ooonomlo concessions, and Marshal ISediuno, then Regent, and Gen. Dulce, who had been for some years Captain-Gen- I " 'erol at Havana, expressed opinions in fuvor J f "tH granting tho request. Nevertheless, the Bl j vjotltlon was rejected; taxation was in- W Creased, and, although tho Island was then jj ; 'peaceful, a military court-martial was sub- , , uiuia ror mo civil tribunals. ,'flt V Convinced that thoy novcr could soouro a jSf .voluntary concession of Justlco from their 'nS jf, .mother country, tho Cubans had .recourse -V 'I f- -MC0 moro to orm8' ftnd a tar motP forralda- fa I Mo insurrection than any which had pre- & B rj viously occurrod broko out on Oct. 10, A W r". v1808, and continued for almost ten years! I; Jn tho course of that woll-organizod re- f.'.'ffi I belllon, many Importamt towns and somo . v f ' T .seaports were taken, and Spanish authority f ' was subverted In about two-thirds of tho I Inland. In eomo respects, Indeed, a more i plauslblp caso for tho recognition of tho in- , 4jurgent8 as belligerents was presented In tho ten years' war thun Uuriug tho I i f ar . '....":.. .. ,.."... . .,Hitli.i i i..n.AliiHii i j, ,t il.mti.iTi mur i.i iiiWMtw i im mi,, n.. m recent uprising, and it is no secret that, otter tho VIrglnlusanalr In 1878, wo hot only should havo given such recog nition, but should havo Interposed on behalf of tho Insurgents, had not England and Franco noticed Secretary Ttsa that they could not permit us to treat tho Cuban question as ono In which tho United States and Spain wero exclusively concerned. Such a notification was, of course, equiv alent to a writ of prohibition. That tho acta of barbarism perpetrated by tho Spaniards during tho ten years' war afforded precedents for the rlgtmo of sav agery maintained by Gen. Wktler will bo evidont when wo recall that. In tho twenty seren months from October, 1808, to De cember, 1870, tho Spaniards avowedly put to death 2,058 men, women and children, outsldo of those who dlod lighting or from wounds, or who wero sent in Irons to Couta. Our Secretary of Stato protested, but In vain, against a decrco issued in April, 1800, by tho Conde do Valmaceda to tho effect that every Cuban from tho ago of 10 years who should bo found out of his houso andnotboablo to givo a good reason for It should bo shot, and that every houso without a whlto flag should bo reduced to ashea. Tho policy of tho Spanish com manders was disclosed in lettors, I ntercepted and published in 1809, from Pedro FAnixw, on offlcor of volunteers, to Rosesdo Rivas : "Not a slnglo Cuban willromaln In this isle, bocausa wo Bhoot all those wo And in tho fields, on their farms and in ovory hoxeL" And again: "We do not leavo a creature olive where wo pass, bo it man or animal. Tho Island will become a desert." Thla policy drew tho following comments from tho oditor of a Barcelona paper, the Estado Catalan: "Blushing from ahame, and with hearts dripping blood, wo do confess, In view of what Is, now happening, that for eigners are right ; Africa begins at the Pyr enees, and not the Africa of tho Moroccans, but tho Africa of tho Kaffirs." In spite of her recourse to Indiscriminate slaughter, and In spito of her sacriflco ot two hundred thousand soldiers and $700, 000,000, Spain proved unablo to suppress tho Insurrection. Tho ten years' war was stopped In 1878, not through tho superior ity of the mother country In the field, but by tho Treaty of Zanjon, negotiated by Marshal Maiitinez Campos, relying upon whose honor most of tho Cuban Insurgent chiefs surrendered, believing that his promises of political and fiscal reforms would bo honorably fulfilled. It was tho fault, not of Marshal MAniTNEZ Campos, but of tho Madrid Executive, that Spain's pllghtod word was broken. For sev enteen years tho most strenuous endeavors were mado by leading Cubans and by some upright Spaniards to porsuadothe Madrid Government to comply with tho terms of thu Treaty of Zanjon. It was not until the futility of all such efforts was gonorally recognized that the Cuban people deter mined to recur onco moro to tho funda mental right of revolution. In tho winter of 180 1-05, a now insurrectionary organiza tion was started, with Jose Maiiti as its civil head, tho post of Commander-in-Chief being allotted to Maximo Gomez by tho principal officers who had fought in tho ten yeun,' war. Tho date ilxed for tho uprising was Fob. 24, 1805, and the peoplo responded In Santiago, Santa Clora and Matanzas. In tho two last-named provinces. however, the lenders were quickly Impris oned, and thus, for tho moment, the move ment thero was checked. On April 1 Gen. AntoxioMaceo, Jose MAcEo.and other vot crnn chiefs of tho preceding revolt, landed In tho province of Santiago, and thousands aroso to Join them. On April 11 a detach ment of insurgents received Jose Marti and Gen. Maximo Gomez. Five days later Captain-General Calleja was succeeded by Marshal Martikez Campos, who had the reputation of being Spain's greatest Gen eral, and who brought with him a reinforce ment of some 10,000 soldiers. Campos's original plan of campaign was to conflno tho Insurrection to tho province of Santiago. Uo begnn by asserting that ho would crush tho rebels and return to Spain by November, 1805. Passing over many minor skirmishes, we limit ourselves to noting that, at Los Negros, Gen. Babi dofcated tho Spanish Colonels Sastoscildes and ZnniKosKi; that, at El Guannbano, Gon. Masso and Col. Ectiuda forced Sak toscildes to retreat to Bayamo with great loss; that, nt Jarahuca, Gen. Maceo beat Gen. Sajxedo, who had moro than 3,000 men under him, and that near Guanta namo Iilout.-Col. Bach wa3 killed and his troops wero decimated by Gen. Maceo and Gen. Pekez. On July 12 Marshal MAn tikez OAMros, dosiring to relievo Ba yamo, started with 4,800 men, and, nt Poralojos, encountered 8,000 Cubans un der Maceo and Ram. Tho battlo which followod lasted cloven hours. Tho Span iards, completely routed, wero forced to kill all their- mules and horses In order to form with thorn a barricade. They left on tho field tholr convoy, tho wounded and tho dead, nnd lied in disordor to Boyanio. Their loss was 400 killed and a larger number wounded, while that or the Cubans was but 137 In nil. Among tlio ensuing engagements those especially memornblo wero the capture of Fort Taguaseo by Gen. Sehafim Sanchez ; tho fight at LasVnrce, whore 2,000 Spanish troops under Col! Rubin wero defeated by Ror.orr nnd San chez; and tho affair nt Cantabrln, whoro Col. Reoo took many prisoners and much material ot war. Leaving for tlio moment tlio record of operations under tho command of Antonio Maceo, wo should point out Hint Jose Maiiti and Maximo Goufjs, Immediately after landing, determined to enter the' provlnco of Tuorto Principe, or Cumugucy, and began thelrwcstward maioh with about 800 men. In trying to pass the ilrst lino of Spanlsli troops at Boca de Dos Rlos a se vere conflict took placo on May 10, In which Maiiti was klllod. Tho Spaniards took Tor granted that tho revolution then received Its deathblow, but Gomez eontlnuod his ad vance westward, ami by tho beginning of June, 1808, had entered tho southern part of Puerto Principe, whoro ho was Joined by thousands of recruits, whom ho ovontually organized Into a third army corps. ,Early In July ho Issued the first of his orders re lating to tho sugar crop, ond announced his intention of marching in the wlntor through Santa Clara nnd Into Matauzas. By tho beginning of tho dry season Gomez had perfected nrraugeinonU for a move ment to tho west, nnd having passed tho troehn, or lino of Spanish Torts extending from tho town of Jucaro to tho town of Moron, ho successively traversed the prov inces of Santn Clara and Matanzas, com pelling Mabtinez Campos to romovo his headquarters to Havana. It will bo remembered that, not long after ward, Maiitinez Oampoh was superseded In tho oraoo of Captain-General by Weyi.br, nnd that Maximo Gomez, finding himself constrained to retire in on easterly dlrec tlon for the purpose of securing supplies, detached Antonio Maceo to occupy the province of Pinar del llio, lu tho oxtromo t west, which was effectively done, until Maceo was lured Into an atubu6?Rdo and killed, Tho policy pursued by WbiSkb had a twofold olm, to wit: First, to nvold en gagements on a largo scolo In tho Held, but to occupy with strong garrisons all tho seaports and Important Inland towns, ond to Institute so efficient a patrol ot tho coast as would prevent tho Insurgents from re ceiving snppllcn ot ammunition. Ills sec ond purposo was, while cutting off tho rev olutionists from tholr frlonds abroad, todo prlvo them also of support at homo by compelling thewholo rural population to renounco tho cultivation of their fields and to toko retugo In tho garrisoned towns, where, under tho namo of Kconernfradoa, thoy wero virtually condemned to death by starvation. In other words, Wetler was determined tliat, as regards tho whole of Cuba outside ot tho poluts occupied by Spanish soldiers, ho would create a solitude, and call it peace. It cannot be disputed that this pro gramme proved atrociously effective, and that. If porslstenco In it con hi havo been tolerated by a civilized world, tho Insurrec tion must have been extinguished, through Inability to procure munitions from with out or food staples from within. It was not fated, however,, that.tho rebel lion started by Joeij Marti waa to provo abortive. Tho supersession ot Gen. WfilXEn by Gen. Blanco, nnd tho organization ot tho semblance of an autonomist govern ment nt Havana, although 'astutely de vised to avert American Intervention, wero not destined to havo that result. At tho very tlmo whon tho stoutest hearts among- tbo American, friends ot Cuba wero sickening with hopo deferred, and when It soemed but too probable that tho forces under Garcia and Gomez must presently bo disbanded, from sheer Inabil ity to arm and feed thorn, occurred tho ex plosion of tho Malno in tho harbor ot TTftvnnn. n. nnfnstmnhn wlilnh nnfc onlv shook with horror tho United States, but drovo homo to our national conscience tho conviction that Spain's rule In tho New World must end. Tho execrable sontlmonts planted by Wetter In his officers and sol diers had borno their Inovltablo fruit. It was resorved for Spanish malignancy to perpetrate ono of thoso acts of madness which aro forerunners ot self-destruction. As we recall tho disappointments, per fidies nnd calamities which havo made the last thirty years tho darkest pages In tbo history of Cubs, wo can see that they were all linked together, and that all bad their part to play In tho outworking ot tho Island's destiny. Had Spain been moro far sighted or less cruel, had tho Cubans risked less and Buffered less, wo might not havo witnessed tho crest chantro in tlio ottitudo of Great Britain which ren dered America's intervention possible. Tho blood of Maoti and Maceo and of scores of thousands of thoir breth ren, betrayed, famished and butchered, cried to American onlookers from tbo ground; and when tho outpour of our sym pathy was met with tho destruction of the Malno thero was no longor any causo to fear that tho arm of an English-speaking peoplo would bo raised to stay tho sword of Justice. The sword fell, and Cuba has been freed. What wo now behold Is tho ripened harvest of the seed sown by tho victims of tho ten years' war and of tho recent Insurrection. Their children aro entering Into tholr In heritance. Withheld for a generation, it io assured to them at lost : " For Freedom! batt!. ones bezun. Bequeathed from bleeding air to ion. Though baffled oft, la erer won." Tho Massachusetts Contempt Case. Mr. Tokrey E. Wardneb, President of tho Boston Traveler Company and editor of tho Boston Traveler, is undergoing a sen tence of imprisonment of thirty days in the Jnil at Dedhani, Mass., for a contempt of court consisting in improper newspaper comments upon a trial before the Superior Court ot Norfolk county. Mr. Wardner disputes tlio legality of tho Judgment agiinst him, and Mr. Justlco Oliver Wendeio. Holmes of tho Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts will In quire into tbo lawfulness of his detention in a proceeding which has been instituted for tho purposo and which will come before that learned and eminently fair-minded Judge some tlmo this week. Tho trial out of which the contempt case aroso was a criminal prosecution, boforo Judge Sherman ot tho Massachusetts Su perior Court, against n locomotive ongineor named Getchkli., who was found guilty of criminal negligence in causing a collision on tho New York, Now Haven nnd Hartford Railroad at Sharon In August last, which resulted In the death of five persons. Tho chargo against Mr. WARDNEn was that during tho trial ho published in tho Boston Traveler comments on tho conduct of tho Court nnd tho character of tho prosocutlon " which wore intended to influenco tho Jury In arriving at a verdict Such nt least is tlio inferenco to bo drown from the accounts of tlio proceeding which wo find in tho Bos ton nowspapers. On tho othor hand, tho following ortlclo has been printed here In NnwYorkasthooffondlngcdlterlal.althoiigh It bears Internal evidence that It was not written until after tho conviction of Getciiklii: "Then are thoio who agree with lu that Judge Sumuix ll unfitted, botlt bjr nature ami by train iui, for a judicial volition, and that alwaya, la aur 'case which la tried beforo him, he la stilt the pros ecuting attorney for the Commonwealth. Under these clrcumiUucts his err excltsble and rasping crois-eiaminatlon of the accuied Uitcuxia waa no surprise to thoso who hao fallowed his Judicial ca reer. In ihlu case the words of the Judge in bis croMexamlnstlon of Clr.Tcnri.i, made an Impression upon the Jury which could not be effuced hr the ab ject contrition whioh followed during bis (barge. The mischief bad beeu done and Or.TCHiLt, was con victed." Wo can hardly beliovo that it was for this publication, alono aud of Itself, thut Mr. AVardnkr hus beou adjudgod guilty of con tempt of court. It Is not pretty talk about tho Judgo, but If the Judgo happens in fact to bo such a person as it pictures wo do not seo how tlio churaotcrlzatlon, mado nfter tho trial was over, can on any recog nized theory of the law of contempt be deemed to render tho author amenable to summary punishment. In order, however, to form an opinion as to the merits of tho cuse. lu law and In fu! It Is necessary to seo tho text of tho judg ment nnd commitment tinder which tho Imprisoned editor Is held In custody, and also tho record of tho contempt proceed ings from beginning to end. These will doubtless bo produced boforo Mr. Justlco Holmes and will enablo him to reach a satisfactory conclusion In tho matter. We havo no sympathy with that sort of Journalism which endeavors to Inlluonco Jurors In tho determination of cases pond ing beforo thorn. Offences of this kind should bo punished and punisliod severely and summarily. But tho law relating to contempt ot court Is so stringent that It bhould always bo administered with tho utmost pains nntonly to bo fair but to seem fair, bo that no falso Impression may bo created as to the Justice or tho result. In a statement printed In tho Boston Travtter Mr. Wardnub saya, among other thlnga: "Under tho Constitution of tho United States, every citizen Is guaranteed a fair trial by Jury. This bao been denied ma" Whatever merit thero may bo in Mr. Wardner'b caso otherwise he Is mistaken In tho supposition that tho Constitutional right or trial by Jury applies to a caso of contempt of court. Tbo Supremo Court or tho United Stales, In tho colobrated enso of Eugene Debs, distinctly and unanimously held that Debs had no right to bo trlod by n Jury upon tho chargo of contempt of which ho was convicted by tho Judges of the Circuit Court of tho. United States In Illinois. Tho publlowlll await with Interest tho outeomo of tho Inquiry In this Wardner mat ter beforo Mr. Justlco Holmes. 1 Tho Swelling Protest of the League. As tho Sonata will not meet ngnln until Wednestlny, Jan. 4, 1800, at 12 o'clock meridian, wo havo a little tlmo to catch up with tho wonderful work of tho Antl-Impc-rlallst League- Mr. Hoar, who has tho honor of doing tho League's business In tho Senate, presented on Monday. Deo. 10, fourteen petitions containing 108 names, on Tuesday, Bee. 20, thlrty-flvo petitions containing- 400 names. On Wcdnesdoy no League petitions were presented. Tho grand total of protestants for tho threo days was 028, and tho averogo number of signatures to each petition was 12.8. This Is a high figure, oven It it doesn't justify entirely tho predictions of tho. Secretary of tho Leaguo that thero would bo 10,000,000 signatures by Christmas. This gentloman, tho Hon. Ervinq Winslow, meant by 10,000,000 any good round number, and hl friends foel that his reputation as a mathematician is sufficiently sustalnod by tho fact that at loast 2,000 or 3,000 signa tures havo been obtained after the labor ot several oarneet vecks. It Is evon asserted that thero aro as many as 5,000 signers, many of them voters, and oven If there are not, It Is good to hopo that thoro will bo by New Year's day. Tbo geographical distribution of tho pro tests Is as Instructive as their numbers aro imposing. Massachusetts leads with 444, but Massachusetts Is a born loader. Now York comes next with 108. Texas has 18, Pennsylvania 15. But It Is In tho West that tho Leaguo Is making its most re markable gains. DwionT M. Baldwtn of Minnesota has signed, thus wiping away from tho Gophers tho reproach that they nro sitting about carelessly whllo tho Con stitution sags. Minnesota, whatever may have been her past reluctance, lias spoken at last, by means of the heroic Bald win. Ohio, too, has found her voice. Dr. Charles F. Thwino ot tho Western Rcservo speaks for Ohio. Iowa swells tho thundering chorus. Amos N. Currier ond 3 other citizens havo put Iowa on rec ord. Tho 3 other citizens are welcome, but not necessary. Amos N. Currier was sufficient, no can speak for Iowa Just as proudly as Frank Miller speaks for Con necticut. Ono superior citizen is to bo con sidered as a valid protest, and In getting 2 or 3 others, tho Leaguo is making a concession to prejudices which it must scorn. F. M. Ireland of Hllnols Join3 with 3 other citizeps, but surely F. M. Hie land might hove been trusted to represent Illinois, and hurl her defianco at this mon strous Iniquity and lust of power. Special mention is duo to "F. H. Bel knap ond 1 other citizen of the United States." No State lines can fence in F. H. Belknap nnd 1 other citizen from tho ad miration of tho whole country. Augustine Jones nnd 5 others may bo meanly con tent to protest in behalf of Rhodo Island. Nothing less than tho whole United States Is big enough to hear and hold F. H. Bel knap and 1 othor citizen. In viow of tho unusual Interest of tho West In tho subject. Secretary Winslow is confident of getting 10,000,000 moro sig natures beforo next Christmas. A Serious Figure. Since Col. Bryan resigned his military office, to dovote his attention exclusively to procuring tho Deinocratlo nomination for President In 1000, his political activity has been resentod in certain quarters. Hero, for example, Is the Cowrter-tointal asking : "Does Mr. Bnx, In going to tike charge of things at Washington, lack confidence lu the leadership of tho Hen. Job Bailet, or is he an advocate of a double standard of leadership t" It is proper to say now that whatovor there was of tho grotesquo or humorous in Col. Bryan's status as a non-llghtlng war rior, who enlisted, probably. In order to promote his political fortunes, nnd was de barred from military glory by tho eternal fltnoss of things, ho Is now nn ontlroly serious figure and a potent factor in tho present situation. Thero can bo no rivalry between Mr. Bailey ot Texas and Mr. Bryan of No braskn. The leadership which thoy respec tively exercise Is ono thing In ono case and another thing In tho other caso. Mr. Bailey Is the first Democratic mem ber of tho House Commlttco on Wuys nnd Means, and, by reason of his selection for that post, the ttlulur leader of tho Democratic minority in tlio parliamentary Strategics of that branch of Congress. Tho functions ot Mr. Bailey's leadership corre spond to thoso which belong on tho iioor and In committee, room to Sir. Dingley of Maine, tho majority leader. Mr. Bryan'b analogue, on tlio other hand, Is President McKinley. Mr. Bryan'b lead ership was conferred upon him by tho Democratic Convention at Chicago In 181HJ, which thou mado him the chieftain of his party. His crodonllals include tho record of tho 0,503,105 votes which his follow citizens cast for him, two years ago, for President of tho United States. Thoro Is nothing merely comical In tho political leadership of a man who has once received moro than six and u half millions of votes for President, aud is now scouring tho field for tho most avnllablo Issuo on which to appeal for n plurality of tho electoral votes In a Presidential election less than two years away. Imo short, broad man. Tho non. Oeoeob Ouuui Vui, Mr. Vest may bo wide, but it is Inexact to descrlbo him as broad. Our esteemed South Carolina contempo rary, the Grcrnrfle Jownfahinr. yells from Its reverberant heights this question: "Have Wo a Monrchr or a Republic?" You have the anti-expansion mulligrubs or contructlonlst convulsions. BoTiK Is dreaming. St. loud Ghbi-Dtmocrtt. No, he ia rehearaing. Some of the New Englanders.who believed implicitly atid took quantities of stock in tho Electrolytic- Marine Salts Company are unable ""' 1 ' III I I II1MCS ttSMI mi ll' 'l ""' '' mi i . f T J 1 r . i ,r ,, , to believo In the capacity of the United States to govern tho Philippines. These persons will jump for a gold brick, but they are too superior souls to haro any faith In the American people. Every Fopullit in the United States has hi eyes npon the Kansas Lefitlature. A'amoi City nna. So has every alienist The MasaafihuiettA lobster Dshorlcsaro being xhansted. llVraetfrr Spt. Tlio land lobstor sooma to bo taking the place of his marine brother In somo part ot Massa chusetts, notably Boston and BDrlnaueld. COXTIXBXTAZ, XXZARaEJIEXT. Tho Tiill Text or anii. James IT. Wllnnn'a No table Speech) nt Macon. front Ui Slacen TiltaraiA of Dte. to. Tkllow CitizSnsi It is with infinite pleasure that I address myself In words of peace to a Macon audience. (Clieers.l Thirty-odd years ago I eamo into this town with 15.000 cav alry thundorlng nt my heels. (Laughter nml shouts.) I waa met with tho roaring ot can nons and the nrlnjr of musketry. Choers.1 1 was greeted by the burning of warehouse and the destruction of property, which I now pro foundly rorret. ICrieer. Tho welcome that was extended to mo then waa of the silent quality. ILouehtorJ An Illustrious citizen, thon your chief magistrate, ho Hon. Joseph E. Brawn, aftor a four hours Interview, speak ing of. me then, said to another gatherlnaof llluttrlous elMaeni, at tho head of whloh was Howell Cobb: " Ho Is a clever young man. bnt, eontlemen. he takes the military view of tho situation." ILauuhtor.) That waa a fact then, but now I eomo among you and I receive a different welcome. I was than a victor: to-day I am a captivo. Checra. I mutt say I am a willing captivo or your city. Tho fair women and the brave and excellent gentlemen of your town have, by tholr open and generous hospi tality, imprisoned me deep down in their hearts, and I would bo recreant to every feel ing of my own If I desired release from such pleasing bondage. Now, just one word more. The President has come amon you : your President and my Presi dent, and he comes as tho exemplar and th head of the great American nation. Cheers.J He has done moro for it than nay Presldont Blnce. the days of Washington, for he has added vast!y to fta extont and striven to make it a continental republic, ns tho fathers designed It to bo. Choern.J Ho has extended Its borders to sneh a dlstaneo that the aun rises upon it In ' the east be Tore it acta upon It In the west. Cheora.l Twelve thousand miles to the west Ho the Philippines, our Oriental possessions. and 2.000 miles to the east the beautiful Island of Porto Itfeo. A line joining one extremity to the other of theeo now possessions reaches half way around tho earth. Cheers.) But splendid at. tho Prosldont's work has been, there still re mains greater work for him todo. It Is glori ous work, and don't you forget It. Cheers.) It is work which justifies tho President In say ing wo are at last all ono. and that the Confed erate soldier should receive tho same treatment as tho Federal soldier. This is work which tho American peoplo nro profoundly Interested In. for It touches their permanent and paramount interests, and I hope to seo it speedily accom plished. I hope to seo tho day whon our starry flag shall float ovorywhoro from tho frozen north to tlio sunny clime of Central America. We are too big and poworful and progressive to havo neighbors on this contlnont. and I trust that beforo ths next Administration of the Presi dent closes the flag will fly ovor every foot of the continent, from tho northern oxtromlty of tho Dominion of Canada to tho Gulf of Mexico. A CnitIST.VAS LETTER. A Firm of Shoe Mrrclinnta Which Dickens Wonld IlnTo Liked to Know. From Hide and L'athcr. We subjoin, with much pleasure, a copy of a letter from a Inrgo wholesale shoo house to Its employees, who lound It in their pay envelopes on Christmas evo. We wish this letter could be read by evory merchant and manufacturer throughout the world. It is tho kind of greetlngand practical demon stration of cood will toward employees, which. If cenorally folio-veil, would go far toward allaying unrest and murmurlngs among the employed, thus bringing u nearer tho tlmo when justlco aud liberality in the world ol com merce anu industry shall replace tyranny and avarlco: Oiir business for therast year hat been fairly satis factory. Wo feel disposid to ahare, In a measure, with our employees, and we herewith incloin a check for .which la 10 por cent, or your salary for the year 1808. This we hare done to all of onr store em ployees who have been with us for one year or more. We want your help and co-operjtion to make th! business still more of a success in 181)9 than It was lu 18U8. When sisty Intelligent people aro combined in their efforts toward one end, auccesa is sure to fol low, and we want each one to do his utmost to make this business a success and abow a big incrcaae in 181MI, and to sae eery dollar ho can to the house. Tbo united efforts of all will perform wonders in improTingour seriicc and mincing loss to the house through carelesenceaorin other wayi. It Is to this end thitwe make this diTltion of the profits, at e want every person to feel thst he is just as much Interested In the eueceas of the bouse as we are, aud also that the amount of his salary is contingent upon the success of the buniness. In this connection there is a rule which we think should apply all errors which occur through the carelessness or inattention of any employee bo charged to the person making the error, and all ab sences bo deluded from salaries. Wc shall be pleawd to havo yon remain with nt another year, salary the taineiat in the past Eindly give us your reply to this In writlug at once. We would alo ask you to give tis in writing at as early a date as posslblo tho suggestions that may oc cur to you In regard to an Improvement of the ser- ice nnd a possible saving of cost In running your department. Yours truly, t V. 8.-We learn that employees Inmsny houses now have combined, and haro among themsehea an in surance tgaliut aicknesa or accidents. We would aucgMt that it would be a very wise thing for our employees to do this, and hope you will coufer to gether lu regard to it. A Charily Exhibit at the Paris TVoi id's Fair. ToTtieEDiTOiiorTiiKSiTN Sir: In the Issue of your valuable Journal for Dec. 32 thero appears an editorial on " I'lve Aorea of Paris," under which la reviewed In detail the number of aquaro feet aet aside for tbo use of this country In exhibitli.Klts products. So., at the world's fair to he held In Parta in 1000. It la a remarkable and creditable showing that we drelro to make along the lines indicated by you. It has occurred to me several tlmea that theie is no good reason, apparently, why thlt country should not make an exhibit In Parts in 1 1)00 of the methods used by it in furthering charitable objects and worts. Surely it Is In the lead of all nations in this respect. It might easily have models made of tome of ttt great charitable Institutions and show them In Paris to the Interest of the entire world. When w remember that,the State of New York alone expends la the vicinity of twenty million! annually for charity In the care of 100,000 Insane, defecUve and dependent persons, and thst the great Bute of New York It only a small part of the eaUre United States In charitable matters, It would appear that a movement might be made looking toward the giving of tpace for a charitable eihlblt at the Paris fair in 100O. Wiujau P, HriuTUXO, Medical Superintendent, Cauo Coloxt, SoNTEi, N. Y Deo. 31. An Elderly Woman's Cliriitmas Compll. mentt to a Model Conductor, To toe Kpitok or Tub Bun-ilr: In thete dtys, when thero it so jnuoh just complaint of the want of consideration on the part of street car conductors, I with to call attention to the fact that Conductor No, a,80B on the Amsterdam branch of the Metro politan Itellroad la the most courtoout, polite and considerate conductor on the route. lie deaerves appreciation and commendation, I take thla route almost dally and ha reaton to know. Nxw Yoai, Dec. 54. As Eldmlt Wouiw. Mr. Brummltt Uooma Mr. Jlott. To tbk Kditob or Tuz Bex-sir: without eon. troversy there thould bo a place iu Tax Bcrx't list of eccentrically naniad Amtrtcaua for Leo Bott, a popa. lar confectioner of thla town. Dam 1), liaujujrn, Lutle Uocx, Ark., Dec, 20, , r' - -- -. . - - -e--f?i' T12K XATAt, MILITIA. A Defenee of It with nDrmnml for tlio Pres ervation of Its Integrity. To xns Editor or TnR Sirs Sin As "Na val Reservo said in your IssUo of Dec. 12, It certainly Is surprising to read In tho various re ports of tho heads of tho Dopnrtment of tho Nnvy that tho work ot mobilizing tho naval militia was attended with many difficulties, and that the men of tho organizations wero not In tho control of tho department, and wero lacking lu cfflelenor because thoy hndnot tho "habit of tho sen." But tho most surprising thing Is that tho majority of tho official of tho department cannot rco that tho fault Hon nrimarlly and principally with them nnd not with tho States or tlio various or ganizations of naval mllitln. The various organizations havo been In oxlslcnee.thooldor onos nt least, for about eight years, having been alternately encouraged and dlscouragod by thoso naval officers whom tho Navy Depart ment saw fit to assign to tho naval mllttta with out consulting Ita wishes or as to whether theso different gontlemon wero favorably or unfneror ably disposed toward tho different organiza tions. They havo had Sehoetze. Nlblack. Gib bons and others, and now Suthorland. All arc. of course, excellent gcntlemon. and. ns might be oxpected, havo moat excellent, though widely different. Idoas. " Finally, aftor changing, simmering, boiling. It was, decided that the proper Hold for tho na val militia was the sceondlino of defence, look ing after Its own homo waters, and thus allow ing the. navy proper freo scope, so o not to bo hampered by any defcnslvo operations. Then tho naval mllltta Is to spend tlmo and money In perfecting its officers and men In local const work, pilotage of tho bars nnd harbors, signal ling, how to erect signal stations, how to plant mines, and in fact everything In tho Una of tending to defend its tmmo dtato homo., porta It by any chance the enemy should slip past tho navy and aet to It. Tho war comes, and, throwing aside all "luoetlon of previous work toward ono end, tho uopartmeut needs men and asks the different Htates not only toman monitors and auxiliary coast dofenco vesoels, but also auxiliary naval vesools engaged In deep sea work and In tlio cnomy s waters. Itasks for tho men and gets them, not as a body taken from oue titate to go aan body, not as a body which has asked any ppomuoa that Its organization be preserved, Jpat It shall have certain things given to It. Certain Officers, nsAie-nnd tn If hut na me!l "'!?. cn". voluntarily for service In tho United Htatos Navy, to be sent when and whero and how tho department wishes thorn. Of course they were not perfect, but they wero tho best tho department could got. and thoy gayo a good account of thomsolves. Now the Navy Departmentlrecoanlzlng tho ?aIu? 2f ,?heso men. wants tliem. and wnnta .tneni badly aa individuals, bnt doesn't want any recognition given to the orannlration that brought them up and, helped raako thorn what they are. but sends Its representative to tho meellne of tho Association of Naval Militias in Philadelphia, who says: "Oentlomon. we want a national naval reBervo. The Navy department won't support any more nava) S .'! iou h,nvo t " lo,up tho naval militia and go Into tho national reserve or wo wont give you any more money." I supposo possibly a pertinent auction to ask Is. who wo are. Where does the Navy Department got tho money tlmt. It disburses? It comes from tho people. Is appropriated by the peoplo through their Henresentatives In Con gress, and It we." that Is, tho representatives .iho J.e2nI of tnP 8tnt0 of Now York and other States, say that the naval militia shall be susiaineii nnu supported and money appro priated for It. thoy will bo nnd tho Secre tary of the Navy nnd his assistants will ho dl reetejl to disburse that money ns tho people seo ?-' .Uo.w,wou.la the peoplo oftho State of Now York: like It If tholr representatives at the meeting of the naval mllltla had come back and said to tho first voluntoer organization which answered this country's call In tho late war. tho llrst under flro. tho first to seo foreign sorvlco. when nftor that service nparly every man came back.strong and healthy after engaglna in half a dozen or more engagements without even n suspicion or anything but praise for their conduct and behavior: lourorganlzatlon lsnogooil; you are no good; the naval militia Is no good: you nover will bo any gixxl until you join tho na tional naval reserve nnrt ho just whero the uovernment can demand your servlcos at any time and at the nominal pav. whether In war or ponce. Lnlessyou join the national rosone wn will put vou out of existence." I have, talked with a dozen men who sorved as enlisted men in tho navv during tho last war and who say that while they'll servo In the naval mllltla and do everything they can to Perfect themselves for national defence, thoy win not servo as n nnvnl reserve In times of peace, bnt would cladly volunteer their ser vices again to the Government In case or need. These men aro veterans. Does the depart ment want to crowd thorn out? To begin with, tho naval mil tlo or New York State. U as much n part nf tho Stato forces ns Its Nnttona) Guard, and what would the State say If the War Department should say. "You can't have any more National Guard. You have cot to be all volnntoers of course, not active vol unteers serving with pay. but just Included in tho rogularreseno force of theregulnrarmy. so that wo can havo you any time." Of courso wo nil wnnt tho national naval reserve. Wo want it badly, hut it must come, not at the ex penso of tho Htato naval mllitln. but with Its altl and assistance A great many men will serve in tho naval mllitln who will not servo In times of peace In a national reserve, and one will have to help the other, hut wn nre not go ing to get a national resnrvn br abolishing the naval militia, as Is practically tho scheme now before Congress, nnd, even If tho Government should decide to withdraw Its support from laSf ,mfVnK mllUla, aR " body, entirely, the Htato of New kork can well afford to sup port as many naval mllitln organizations as the present military, eodo calls for. A naval mllitln battalion is just ns valuablntn tho State as a National Guard battalion. In fact more so.becauseltsmemborsnreovervthing but cavalrymen. In other words, tho Htnte naval militiaman Is trained In Infantry, light nrtlllery. heavy artillery. signaling and hospital corps work, and must know thosn things which are taken un by three orfourdlstlnctorgnnlzatlons In tho land .forces, and If ho never tried to acquire the "habit of tho sen" ho would bo just as useful for local defence to the State as any of the l;nd forces. Can an v other organization show tho record of doubling its strength, fully armnd.fullveaulpiwd nnd uniform od. with n total of Bl officers nnd 800 men, serving In the united Btnten forces, nnd coming back with out a black mark, as tho naval mllltla of New ork State did 7 " Ex-Yaxkec " WIL3JINOTON. Dee. 2.". "K"' An Unillscrlmlnntliig Header Answered. ToTnz EniTonor TnnBm Sir: In Tnr Rujj of Deo. 21 you publish two letters I hat. as vou think "how how very Intelligent min ran raitconcclvo the inferences of a fair and unprejudiced treatment" of certain religious questions and teachers as pre sented by The flu. Now, In all candor, many readers of Tuk Bey, and not a few of them are fairly Intelligent, have fur some time been Interested at to the preclio animus of your utnally just and impartial journal Inits per sistent critlclimsupon certain religious topics snd ec clesiastical persons. Ita great zeal in puttlnginto the pillory Drs. Driggs and Bhiclde and Abbott, tocether with tho Presbyterian and Kplacopal Churches, and ita aeomlnsly consuming auslety about "Tlioilngkal Rolutlons," would lead a casual reader to Infer thst Tuk Erji had constituted ltclf the special champion of Protestant orthodoxy, but, noUng that Ths Bex discloses only spots In Protestant fruits and overlooks controversies and flaws In the Italian or llonian Church that are quite notorious, may hofuot naturally Infer that the ",falr and unprejurtlcial" editor bad dipped a cog J Your readore will alnat hope that Tun Bun will be catholic and neer soctailan In lit treatment of things and peraona ecclesiastical. MicuioAX, Uollaku, Mich.. Dec. S3, The treatment or thoso questions by Tjik Box has boen so manifestly fair nnd judicial, and so completely removed from all purpose or prejudice of mere partisanship of any kind or color that, we are bound to say, our friend's discrimination la not equal to his general Intel llgenco. As to tho Roman Cathollo Church, there has been no occasion for us to bring It Into a dlsousslon, which does not concern tho morlts of tho controversy between opposing Churches, but only tho requirements of tho consistency of the belief professed hy each I.ocal Happening! wtt Virginia. From 1st Wyvminfj IJnati., Tbankt to onr townsman, a P. Cook, for a nice buckskin watch chain. The Ice It almoat thick enough to commence put ting up. Jode Ellis of Hanover la In town, Dob Ueaters of Dalleyitllle was doing buslaeat here Tuesday, Prof, Lou Bbannon made hit utnal rlill to RU(h laat Sunday, Komteau, Afltr L'igK Hunt. nobton kitted me when we mat It was at a large reception! ' I waa one of many, yet, I'll admit, without deception, That, altho" r fat and fair, Forty, too, and Love baa tnltted mi I can die without despair Uobtoa Uaied tut, I -J AWtA! PWOAH i NATURE HEATS J DUX QVIKOT ADAMS. former Cuts rt Ctinnnel nt ficltunto Where Jlnn'l Kfforts Unit Itesn Cniitcceatftil. Jrnaa l Btlon GMi. The following Information Is given out by thi Harbor and Land Commissioners: "Iloports continue to eomo In dally of ths condition In which tbo coast lino Is loft by ths groat storm. Chlot Engineer Hodgdon, who Is nn excellent photographer, has sooured plo turesotthn conditions at tho head of Marble head harbor, whoro (HX) tons ot paving stone wero lifted by the tide and gently deposited la a mass on tho causeway ta Mnrblohoad Neck. making It necessary for tho town to put men at work to dig a roadway beforo any teams could get across. u "Tho most wonderful work of nature Is in Bcltuate. at North ltlver. between that town and Mnrshlleld. At this point, between the third nnd fourth cliffs, thoro has been fnrmanr years n neck of land at thn mouth of tho river nnd tho attention of engineers and others has for n long tlmo been given to tho possibility of cutting n channel through It. "When John yulner Adams was President he looked tho around over, nnd the National Government nttemptod to mako a channel, but it was a fn lure. When tho storm came.howaver.it accom plished in a fow hour what seemed Impossible. nnd now thoro Is a channel 2!0foot wlde.and from thirteen to fifteen feet doepat low water. At oxtromohlghwntorHomoI.O)OacroAOf meadow nro now covered with water, whloh never were Hooded before, nnd nt obb tide, this water scours the channel, thns deepening it all the time. "Insido tho channel thoro Is a now harbor, much larger than Hcitunto harbor, and muoK larger than thu boat harbors which the Harbor nnd Land Commission is constructing at several points along the coast, and which at many points is forty feet deep, "All this wondorful work, whteh would have taken years of eostlvlabor to perform, was dona In a short tlmo by the tide, with absolutely no exponse to anybody. It does not seom tohavt damaged anybody, olthor." nook Indians Not Appreciated on the Itet orvntlon. From (Ac Wathigton'Foit. Major E. n, Becker. Indian ag,nt for ths Crow resorvatlon In the Yellowstone region ot Montana, says: Tho problem of tho young generation of Indians is a' hard one. Thoso of them who eomo East and ncqutro a higher education than their fellows aftor returning to thp reservation And little or no uso for ths learning thoy have acquired. There Is nothing for them to do but drift bock Into tho old camp life, which, of course, brines about rotmirro.. slon. The best plan doubtless Is to give thorn tho rudiments ot an English, education In ths places whoro they nro born and brought up. and mako no effort to follow that with ad vanced Instruction In Eastern schools. It they were going to live in the East it would be a different matter, but nobody who understands tho subject will contend that tho Indian can find a congenial atmosphere. In this section ot tho United States. Uncial prejudico Is some thing that cannot be argued away, and ths Indian in whlto communities is sure to bo at a disadvantage. Kentucky Towns with Curloat Names. From (As Louiivilti Foit. Tho names of towns nnd villages in Ken tuckydovolon some quoer facts. For instance. ' there Is tho long namo, MoGoldrlcksvllIo. and tho extremely short namo. Ink. A tew or thf, curious and unusual names of hamlets and country neighborhoods I happen to recollect Just now nre: Tywhopplty. Inglerubber. Pos sum Trot, Prog Level. Dog Walk, Dully Boy. Slaughter House. Broken Bridge, Misery Mount, Maiden Blush. Tlpsoy Creek. Barlow flats, iiabblt Hash, lllddlemurock. Bedberry rock. Hansom Free. Buncombe Bog. Ubetyou. ynq.Inlt. Democrat Darling, Digltout. Possil Fork, llafsncst, Elghty-elght, Sunset, 8alt Ti"ie?fc InK.onar- ,II'lrab.BISPe?t ChickorrOriok. Htckorynut. Holy Haunt. Tlnkleyturn, Tadpola Bank. Lovelyvllle. Batchtown, Chestnut Grove. Whangdoole. Whereawoy. Crickmorecraok. "?? 99asL'MLlbf?yi T0v Mud. Money. Gold Buckle. Sllvor Dust. Goosebono, Beof burg. Buzzard's Boost and Tlppletub. Fartly Blinded by nn Eel. .From Me FHtadeliMa Timet. Hilltilms. N. J Doc. 20.- William Edge comb, better known ns Bailor Jack, lias entlrolr lost tho sight of one eye. Edgecomb js a fish orman and lives at Bayslde. One day last Sep tember he was skinning a large eol when the fish gavo a flop nnd struck him In one or his eyes, leaving some slimo. Bcsldos a smarting sensation he thought nothing whatover of it. but after a fow days the eye began to hurt him and kept on getting so bad that he finally wont ton physician. It was then thought u cataract was growing on tho eye. It having that appear nnco. but lator on It was lonrneit that such waa not tho case and that his sight falling so fast was caused by the poisonous slimo from the eel. . , No Encouragement for tho Hoy. From the Ve'roit Journal. Fired with zeal to emulate n great and good man, Alfred cut down tho cherry tree with hl little hatchet. Then he-went Into the house and Informed his stern parent that he could not toll a He. "Do you think I shall bo tho father of my country?" Alfred now askod anxiously. " Thoro is no certainty about It. my son." re plied theold man with strenmlng eyes. "Times havo changed In MO years. The boy who can not tell u He is assured of nothing except that lie can't very well be n painless dentist." Thus we see that opiortuulty Is a largo ele ment in success. Flacking Itoses Y1illn They Skate. From (he Portland Ortaonian. Tho weather conditions which have pro duced skating nro rnthor remarkable. For the past week tho temperature, remained almost steadily a fow duierevs below freezing point, days clear and sunshiny, nnd the nights a trlfla colder. Tho continued low tomporature has at last frozen still water, without tho usual cold snap catastrophes to water Pities, and without seriously ilumagltig the roso bushes. Beautiful Z buds and hull-developed roses are to be found J In many gardens, so it has boon possible for peoplo going out skating to pluck rosos to wear as they glided ovor tno Ice. The New Itcporter't First Effort. From the Chicago .Vein. A man killed adog belonging to anotherman, Tho eon of tho man whoso dog was klllod pro eeededtowhlp the man who killed the dog of the man ho was tho son of. The man who was tho son of tho man whose dog was killed was arrested on complaint of tho man who was as saulted by tho son of tho man whoso dog ths man who was assaulted had killed. Libel on n rirst-Clast Hotel. From the Daily Kennehee Journal. A Caribou man lately wandered Into a re. mote hotel that doesn't kep n dictionary, and on coming down In tho morning was asked by tho landlord how he rested. "Oh," replied tho gentleman. "I suffered nearly all night from Insomnia." The landlord was mad In a minute d and roared: 'I'll hot you 3' thoro ain't ono lu 1 uiyhouao." 4 Great Domino Gamo In Georgia. From the Richmond Timer. Athens has ndomlnpcnme In progress that probably has no equal In tho world. A gentle, innn and his two sons started this game sovt-rnl years Blnce. and It is not finished yet. First one and then tho other have been in tho lead, until now tho score of one of the sons Is IKi. (MG. tho seoro of tho other son JM.Oi"). aud tho fathor brings up tho rear with 148,010, The Enlistment of tho Gloucester Fishermen. From the Motion Journal. According to the official reoordt nf the Navy De partment, Qlouctater f uriiUlied more seamen in the late war many moro than any other community of equal elm In the Unhid Btatet. Four hundred and two lu all enlisted from the ancient Cape Ann port, orrM percent. of her adult male population. At Boston, which hat a contlderable merchant fleet to draw on, the enlistments wero 1.C07, or leas than 1 percent of the adult mala iiopulaUon. And thete Gloucester recruits stood even hither in quality than In cumbers. At the Gloucester station '' the extraordinary proportion of 7flK per cent, of the applicants were found to be physically and men tally acceptable. At Boston the proportion accepted was only 1 M per cent-: at New York only d percent. Horo it proof, conclusive and overwhelming, of the traditional Uaauchuietli claim that our deepaea fiahcrlea are thebcat nursery of fighting aallora in the world. The Spanish war hat shown that thlt It aa true today as it was In the old heroic days of the Constitution. A Kentucklnn's Quandary, From the Winchetttr Democrat, Pottmatter Perry It in a quandary. Py the same mall, this week he received two Imiineas prnpoti tlous-ono f runt a Utptltt publication hotue wtntinz htm io tell Diblea for them and oflerlog him a baud tome Hit le as a premium under certain circumstances, the other from a Cincinnati whiskey firm wanting him to puth tho sales of ttictr particular brand of polton and, under rlrcumalancea involving about tho tame amount of labor at those mentioned by the book firm, offering him a gallon nf their best liquor free. Ordinarily Protber Perry, being a good Vaptlat, would hare accepts J the fl rat proposition without hesitation, but knowing that Winchester It a dry town and that Christinas Is close at hand, bt birdlyknowawbat to do, n1 requests hltfrlandi to tuggeit the proper course under the yreieut tut .tfajTAlxf, I sAafc..., .