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I THE SUN, SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 189S. ' ? - 'V
H million of darK-tkMnncd races. Butthatlsnot
W his affair. What ho lias to do Is first to silence
the minority In Qoimany that la. acalnst
armies nnd tiavios and colonies-by making
the most of Ihc sudden coming over of th
Atneri.'in nation from a iollcy of mlnd-your-nw
n-lmlnass and cultlvato-your-own-garden-In-peaco
to a policy of military, naval, nnd
colonial expansion America's casting voto,
thevsay, Is now clven on thoaldoot colonial
m iii'l ngciosslon.
Secondly and tli 1 Is perhaps the moro Important-
the blow doatt at Bpaln by the United
States lias put the Spanish Empire In llqulda
jj Jl0.i (lermatiy. llk a smart man of business,
I tnieol '" ','- ,n nt "l0 8U' of tho bankrupt
1 tto-'V Sli has no Intention of (juarrolllnc
with the I'nlted Statos. On the contrary, aha
Kill l e effusively frlundly Tint she intends to
havo the first elioleo In wliatevor U left of
train's cool and chattels after tlio Amerioans
have Iih'I tholr pick There aro many trim
mines le" mer ""or J0,lr treaty of peace
la signed flermany must at any cost acquire
coiling stations all round tlio world. Bpaln has
coaling stations to soil. Germany does not In
tend to bo forestalled. She has Ions had an era
on the Caroline Islands. There ore less piob
able ontliiseuoles than n deal by which Ger
many might at a stroke take over the
whole wreck of the HpnnUli Empire la
th la! &' oll,, l'an foresee what
kaleidoscopic, changes may come about In
lhenar future, when the colonial possessions
of Spiln and also of Portuiral seem likely
to come upon the market to bo knocked down
to the highest bidder.
"The present Kmperor Is unlike Ills father in
most things, but he inherited from hit predo
tenor a haunting drend of the immense poten
tialities of the American commonwealth. This
dread, which 1ms hitherto been chiefly com
mer.'lnl. N now extending to tho political
pnere The Kaiser has nn love for
the Monroe doctrine. If tlio United
States cuts tho Nicaragua Canal, thn need
(or a Herman coaling station In tho
- West Indian Islands will be Imperious. Nor is
that the only possibility of collision between
1 "Americanism" and Germany. The German
colonists are Increasing in Southern Brazil.
Onl tho other day ouo of them got into
trouMo (or hoisting tho German flag, and his
cause has boon warmly taken up by his coun
trymen nt home. The Government looks
askance at tho enthusiasm which begets
societies for tho promotion of Germanism In
Brazil, foreseeing complications. Mr. McKln
ley was equally opposed to Intervention In Cuba,
hut ho mvle the war notwithstanding. Tho
coynessot Governments Is apt suddenly to (the
way before the nwakonod passions of their
subjects If the German colonists in Brazil re
volt and deelaro their independence, it will not
te a far cry. In the opinion of eager spirits in
Berlin, to the establishment of a Germnn protee
toratoouT tho Gorman Independent States of
South America. And Inthit case the Monroe
doctrine might fall of enforcement unless the
American tloet wore stronger than that of Ger
many "llio chief and Immediate rivalry Is not In
colonies but In commerce. In tho strugglo for
the world's market Germany Is badly handi
capped liy her military burdens and by tho
comparative narrownessof horbordors. Amer
ica slii) recognizes as her most formldablecom
petltor. ind tho contest every day becomes
more keen
"The .nlinlr.ihlo speed made by Mr. White,
tho morlcan Ambassador, at Lclpslo on July
4 did much to bring tho Germans to their
bearings. Hut It was significant of much that
at that banquet but for tho direct Inter
vention o( the Ambassador himself no German
(lac would hue boon displayed. The room
was dripnl ultli Union .lacks and Stars and
btrlpos Intertwined But neither Gorman nor
Saxon flae was visible. At tho last momenta
Q Baton Hag was procured, so that tho conven
tions were preserved "
Th" fact tint a German child looked at pic
tures In Mr Stead's presence nnd crlod
"'Ihten'" meaning "boldaten." is not es
rscially significant. All children lovo the sol
diers They lovo the uniform nnd the music
of the band Hut the soldier offers more than
this
Once In a while it happens that a man Is
asked to tell something aoouta friend he has
known for jeirs. nnd. on starting confidently
to answer, finds that ho has nothing to tell.
He has seen nnd met his friend dally, perhaps
throughout hW life: has heard of his doings
and ' eon Intorested in thorn, liko other people,
hut Miinchon or other, though side by Bide,
th'y h-iv.. Ihed lives n sepaiato as If tho
ocean hid divided them. This would seem to
I-the fK in which thn Ilov I :! ward Everett
Ha e finds himself In writing "James Russell
I)well and His Friends " (Houghton. Mif
fln A Co l)r Hulo was a student In
Harvard Collego in the class below Mr.
Lowell o lived near him and In touch with
him Vr the greater part r.f ins later life, yot
In his less than .'100 pages of large print there
will 1 e found r. great deal about Dr. Halo
hlmse'f. ninny characteristic reminiscences of
the perorns and places he is interoited In, and
hardly anything about Mr. Lowell, save what
is confessedly derived from olhor printed nc
co juts. To reisotiB Interested In Cambridge
or I'.o-ton the book, though It offers nothing
nev, will be entertaining enough, for Dr. Halo
kmws a good deal about both places, and tells
his ii'iiilnisceneos In a chatty 9tylo that
allows of endless digressions Inlo trivial niat
ter and makes Innccttracy comparatively
in Important About Mr. Lowell they will
learn little -less, in fact, than they can obtain
fmin i good cyclopedia article for Mr. Lowell
siemstonet like n danger signal on Dr Hale
and to send Mm scurrvlng off as fast as he can
In lomc otlir direction Mr. Lowell, for In
stance, held the Smith I'rofcssorflhip of Belles
le'tresnt lUrvnrd.lneorreotlydeserlbedbyPr.
Ha'e, forthirti-llvc veiirs, though to be sureho
wa absent frcm his post for a great part of the
'Ime In Halo tells about Ablol Smith and his
trofessor. hip. about the Presidents and profes-
rsot tho eoliege In Mr. Lowell's tlmo, about a
i s'udent In whom Dr. Hale took nn Interest,
about his own Ideas on a variety of collego
matters, about Arthur Hugh Clough, concern
' lug whom his Ideas seem vnctie. but about Trot.
I owell he tells tt0 or not lilng. He Is satisfied
with statements liko theso niadn by I'rof. Bar
rett Wendell In a published iiingatlne article:
" Prof Wendo I give- a vnluihloneeo'inl of his
O'ln oxpo'lonoo with I.owoll He had never
i st 'iel ary Italian, anil yot he bollly resolved
, tint lienodld ask Lowells permission to at-
'ii I hi- lectures on Dante, though he had no
i VnowVilse of the Italian language Lowell
I wi t le.ucd, perhaps wa Interested. In seeing
what so bright a boy wool i io iimler such elr-
en ii.r.uioea : nnd the result of this was, an Mr.
Wci'.M! Mm, (, t10 (,,) f n mouth I could
rr.vl Ihniu better than I have ever learned to
i re id (nook oi I.atln or Gorman "
i vv tin,,, as l'rnf Wendell would probnhl) ex-
rlaui to his young charges, s a brilliant etam-
Pe i thorhetcrioiu figure known ns hvperbole.
r ai d must ho tnken not a r. statement of fact.
i bii n the niMMiro n( 1'iof Weinlell's eiitliu-
: iasm It U r.tfo to say that iiolthnrhe nor
i n) Mh ri.jiiug man at Hnrvard ever learned
i "ouch Ita.Hn in a moutlitoiinderstniid Dante
i or -my ( thet poet in the original, and still safer
t s-iythnt ho did nut leain Italian ftom Mr.
I'.oll, who ncvei could teach languages. Sleti
' 'lens fibout llternturt) and poetry and Eng
lish and M.huhirshlp from him. hut not the
i no ess irv (nets nbout roielgn laiiguiiges. Dr.
Hide, however, tnkes 1'iof. Wundoll's figure of
v ieci.i literally and goes on to say, 'Bemem-
'"r tins, gentlemen, who are taking nino years
v ,n,eieh,ibovLntln,niid reflect that Mr Won-
I'h loddili's Latin ns well as tho best of jou,"
5 'ml then (ligicsses Into n two-pago "little
ev in, y hould like to know tho good
'J'''' .uthority for bis comment; It 'an
I haij 4 i, i.(flr Wendell.
1 II tiiMtment of M.. Lowell's publlo sciviees
'I v .T-iiesailnfaetory The chapter entitled
Mi onii in .Spam," for eiainple. eontnlns
'jiue ratlio! Irrelevant historical matter, some
1 i'r.m uns of tho country formed by Di Hale
'I ' ' ,nc very short stsy, some complimentary
ij ivinArk about people who were kind to him,
II ?"'' ' fpvT "Joi"' statemente about Mr.
' I To g'vo an Idea of Mr. Lowell's social
I, H "i"" " t-nsland. Dr Hale actually prlnU a bor-
1 .
rowed list of about a hundred pereons of
note living at the time, a list vro have
not undertaken to verify, nnd jauntily
adds; "I think I may say that Lowell
know personally all the more distinguished
of the persons In thoso ory Interesting
itroupe before he left London." In othor In
stances Dr. Halo's uarrullty and carelessness
lead him to make statements that aro sori
ously misleading. Mr. Lowell, as every one
knows, In 1870 was elected In Massachusetts a
Presidential eleotor on the Republican tioket.
" When it was clear that the election of Mr.
Hayos would depend on a slnglo ballot In the
electoral collego. there were Intriguers so
moan as to suggest that possibly Mr. Lowell
might bo persuaded I suppose by considera
tions which such men understand better than
I do-to glvo n voto for Mr. Tllden. Any such
hopos as these Mr. Lowell very promptly sup
pressed, as such a man can. That little corre
spondence, however, called attention to his
name. cvn In tho somewhat dark council
chambers of the people who distrust 'them
llttory fellers." " Dr. Hale's gratuitous suppo
sition Is an Insult to Mr. Lowell's memory. It
Is the first time wo hare seen tho suggestion
mado that a bribe, direct or Indirect, might
havo boAn offered to him. It was hoped un
doubtedly by some poople that Mr. Lowell's
patriotism might rise above party, and that by
following tho earlier traditions of the Constitu
tion and casting his vote according to his own
sense of right ho might prevont the consum
mation of tho Infamous fraud that placed Mr.
Hayds In power. Mr. Lowell, as ho had a per
fect right to do, preferred to cling to the later
custom, nnd to look upon himself ns
the mero mouthpiece of the party that
had elected him. It was reserved to Dr.
Hale to first suggest tho possibility of
Improper motives. Ho as to Mr. Lowell's
personal habits. In accounting for his being
under suspension when his class was gradu
ated. Dr. Hale says: "And, again. I have heard
It said that he had become grossly lntetnpera to ;
all of which is tho sheerest nonsonse. Now, let
me say that from his birth to his death I never
saw him In the least under nnv Influence of
liquor which could bo dotected In anyway. I
never, till within five years, heard any sugges
tion of tho gossip which I havo referred to
above." In speaking of Lowell's last Illness he
snys: "From no Indulgence of his own, he was
a victim of hereditary gout." Surely James Rus
sell Lowell needed no certificate of temperate
habits from tho Rev. Dr. Hale, and It would have
been moro dlscreot not to heod Idle tittle-tattle
than to perpetuate the slander by a refutation.
There nre other Instances of questionable taste
to bo found In tho book. Dr. Halo prints a few
unimportant totters and notes, some of which
have been published before. There nre count
loss lottors of Mr. Lowell In the possession of
his friends both In this country and In Europe,
which will see the light some day and provide
material for an adequate biography by a com
petent person. Tho traditions of his personal
charm and the direct Influence he wicldod as n
young man. howevor. can only be recorded and
transmitted by the rapldlydlmlnishing bandot
his contemporaries. In this task Dr Halo,
who has often done such capital work, bns not
been successful. Some idea of Edward Everett
Hale may bo derived from his book, but only a
shadowy impression of Lowell.
With tho thirteenth volume containing the
" Ballads. Critical Reviews. Talcs. Various Es
says. Letters. Sketches, Ac ," together with Los
lie Stephen's lite and a bibliography, the " Bio
graphical Edition" of Thackeray (Harpers) is
completed. For It Mrs. Ritohle has written
another of her delightful Introductions After
some interesting notes relating to tho pieces
printed In the volume, and a large number of
unpublished drawings. Including " Vivaldi: or.
Tho Bandit's Tower, a Tale for Young Per
sons. Uniting Instruction with Amusement
and Blending Terror with Delight." and Thack
eray's original illustrations to " The Famous
History of Lord Bateman." she gives a long
account of her "grandfathers and grand
mothers." Here Is a pleasant plcturo of
Thackeray:
One autumn day, just before hts second visit to
America, my father tant for an open carriage and a
pair of hortta, and vre drove to Iladley. near Bar
nrt, to ice the early Thackeray home. It was a
square family house, upon a crf-n. Itwaa not cisli,
but uprea 1 comfortablj , with many windows, and it
was to let. The Thackeraya who genu from It long
since, the seven ions and the many daughter.
5Iy father seemed to know It all, though be hvl
never been there before, lie want Into IheRanlen
e icUlininr. There was the old holly tree tint An
fatberuscd to write ahjut Half the leaves were
white on the branches that apread nero (tie path;
that gravel path which m.v urandfatUer, filehmond
Tlucl' ray, used to roll ns a hnj.and whlih he
longed for In India Mmietimo. At the In k of tho
drvwtm room waa a study with a crls cress net
work of wire bookcase along th" walls. It was here
that Amelia Thackeray was sitting when her hus
band camo In sulfated and rerj pile. He said there
was terrible news from India, and av she tarted,
terrified, from her seat, he eiclvlnud: "Not Wil
liam, not William, bit Webb." "O Wibb, my
Webb," cried the poor mother, and dropped sense
leas to the ground, bhe never o.ulte recovered the
use of her llmba, thouch ahe rezatned ouiclom.
ness. Until then ahe had never told anybody that
aha loved Webb the bt of all her children.
There Is a picture, too, of Thackeray's father,
Richmond, and his mother nnd tho fl-year-old
William Makepcaco In petticoats.
My father would take hla spectacles ulT wheu he
looked at thia old water colour. "It la a pretty
drawing," he used to sar. hut he added that If his
father in the piiture had risen from tho i hair In
which ho sat, ho would have been abive nine feet
high from the lengfj of the legs theie depicted.
I lly father could J'ist mmember Mm. a very tall,
thin mvn. dalua from a bath. He could also re
member tho crnoodll is floating on the (langes, and
that was almost all ho ever described of India,
though lu hla writing" there Is frequent allusion to
Indian lire.
Mis. Ritchie prints ovtiacts from bis note
books for " The Four Georges,"
The pulse of pleavnre belt mor atiouuly a bun
dred icara alnco than it appears to do In oui lan
guid centurj.. Theie was moro amusement and
more frolicking, more commerce among mankind, a
very great dell more 'dleness, so imieh so that one
wonders how bnainesa was dune. I wonder
how much ilaret went to inflame the Judgment of
the o-ator and the auditors of tho Homo of Com
mons wl it h debated tho American war. Mrn dined
at 3 o'clock and regaled themselves with beer, wines
and quantities of punch after. What buslneia were
Ihey uo-d for after uch a diet' The best thing
they could do was 1 1 play at ranis, perhaps,
and then, about 10 or 11, ou know, they
would be hungry again, and, behold, broiled
bones and Madeira and more punch-iuant.
tl4 more punch-aud to bed after midnight, and
plenty of re at I equirt J to sleep off all that feasting:
and compute the mero time for pleasure, and there
remain really but three or four hours for work, and
a headache, lady of little moro than mj own oco
has told me that at her father's table-he was a peer
of ancient name and large eitatos In the Midland
coiintlos-dluner waseervedat two or three, the old
nobleman sitting with such oompany as the county
afforded, and strong ale went on all dinner time,
then port, then punch, then aupper, ana so forth,
lvoplo In those daro were continually carried away
drunk and put tJ bed, aud I snpporo had nn shame
In meeting their families tho neit morning. .No
wonder the pulie of pleasure beat with all this
liquor to Inflame It'
Ho mado note of a charming letter of con
dolence written by George Il.'a Queen, Caro
line, to some other monarch "Lo old chalou
de notre bonhnur. nous vicn d'enlever uotrd
adorable rolno; lo coup fadalle m'a plongee
clans une affliction moidclle. et 11 n'yarlen
qui pulso consoller Je vous plaint do tout
inon cceur Monsieur et suls nvec un parfalt
adachement. Votre servant. Caroline." Mrs.
Ritchie's Introductions to tho "Biographi
cal Edition." tho most complete et published
of Thackeray's works, make It Indispensable
to lovers of Thackeray. It Is to be hoped that
she will bo encouraged to write much more In
the samo charming. Informal manner about
her ancostois and family, even if filial piety
kocp her silent nboui her father's life.
Tho lovo affairs of three young poop'e lite
conducted througli various European scones
by Mrs. Button Harrison lu "A Trlplo En
tanglement" id". B. Llpplncott Company) to u
happy nnd eminently proper conclusion. The
heroine Is a good and beautiful British maiden
who is subjected to many hard trials by un
feeling; people, and divides her affections be
tween a worthy and manly young American
i i-MaaMMmW,sMMMBBMI
j ' i i
and an unfortunate Bohemian scamp, not Im
partially, but giving the larger share to each
In turn. A great many persons such nsone Is
accustomed to meet In stories about European
travel figure as more or less needful acces
sories, but the tale deals mainly with the trans
fer of tho oxcollont young woman's affections.
It makes pleasant leading for an ldlo after
noon. At the beginning of her book Mrs. Har
rison calls attontlon to a real evil, tho harm
done to young children's characters by drag
ging them about from one placo to another at
an age when they don't oaro for tho sights that
Interest their elders, and she emphasizes her
point by the plcturos of on unhappy little girl
brought up in hotols nnd of tho unlucky de
genorato whose training, through no fault of
his own. was even moro doplornblo.
In "A Daughter of theVltio" (John Lane:
The Bodley Head), nn alcoholic horolne Is
Mrs. Gertrude Athcrton's addition to the vic
tims of heredity In English Action, as a varia
tion from the stock Impending curses of con
sumption end Insanity. It is not a cheerful
Innovation, as It opens up a prospect of tho
employment of othor unpleasant diseases by
young authors who may want to go furthor
even than Mrs. Atherton. Her victim of the
liquor habit Is no working woman, liko
Zola's Gormalne, but a bright young girl
in good socioty In San Francisco, whom
a bosotted mother has deliberately accus
tomed to whiskey from her babyhood In
order to spite her husband. Tho knowlodge
of her own seoret vloo stands In tho way of her
aecoptlngtheman sho falls In love with, and
the story of her struggle is told with much
cloverness and power In the first two-thirds of
the book, practically In a duet between herand
her lover. Interrupted by descriptions of
scenery and society In California, In the days
Immediately before the olvll war. Hideous
though the contral Idea is. It Is ossontial to tho
author's purposo, and Is kept under with much
artlstlo skill. It Is regrettable that such good
work should be cast aside for cheap melo
dramatic effects at the end. and that
to crush down the heroino the author
should mako use of an nbomluablo act
and harp on the loathsomo story, with no sus
picion, apparently, of how Intolerably offen
sive It Is. Mr. Matlock insulted his rendors
with a similar story some years ago. From the
mere standpoint of art Mrs. Atherton Is inex
cusable, as the clever psychological study of
her earlier pages loses all Its point. A smallor
matter is the lack of taste with which the
story of the scapegrace member of the BiontB
family Is dragged Into tho tale over and over
again without rhyme or reason.
"Early Chapters In Bclenoe. a First Book of
Knowledge of Natural History. Botany, Physi
ology, Physics and Chemistry for Young Peo
plo," by Mrs. W. AwdrylE. P. Dutton A, Co.).
seems likely to accomplish tho author's pur
pose and to really teach children something
worth knowing. In langungo that is simple
and clear without being childish she explains
many things that thoy aro Intorested In. be
ginning with objects familiar or attractive and
proceeding to tho essential scientific deduc
tions from them. Thero Is no attempt to drag
in everything, but tho child who rends, or has
read to it. Mrs. Awdry's book will acquire,
easily and unconsciously, correct Ideas about
essential facts, and will find Its mind prepared
to approach more dlfllcult scientific reasoning
later without effort.
The "Rubalyat of Omar Khayyam, tho As
tronomer Poet of Forsia. Rendered into Eng
lish Verse," has been addod by Messrs. Mac
mlllanto their well-known "Golden Treasurv
Series." As the edition Is not a fac-slmilo of
any previous edition, but a careful revision of
the text of Fits: Gerald's first fouredltions.it
seems a needless affectation to omit Fltz
Gerald's namo from the title page. The pur
chaser, unless ho looks at tho verses, will find
only In a note on tho last pago nn indication
that It Is Fitr Gerald's Omar Khayyam ho Is
buying and not that of Mr. Nathan Haskell
Dole or of Mr. Richard Lo Galllonno
Mr. William Harvey Brown was sent to South
Africa by thn United States Government as
naturalist of tho expedition to obBorve tho
eclipse of the sun In lH8t. Ho left tho expedi
tion at Cape Town In order to siudy tho natu
ral history of Mashonaland nnd seems to have
settled In the country. Under tho title. "On
the South African Frontier" (Charles Kerlb
ner'B Rons', Mr Brown tell" his experiences
and observations, particularly thoso of the
first two or three venrs of his stay, though the
political ovents of later vears are recounted a
vvcll, but more briefly His training as a nat
uralist lotds him to observe closely many
things that travellers often pas over, whllo
tlio adventurous border llfo during (he first
settlement of Rhodesia furnishes plenty of ox
citing material. Ills story Is interestitiK. The
book Is illustrated
We havo also received:
"The Economic Foundations of Society"
Achllle Lorla. translated by I.lndley M. Keas- i
bey. (Charles Sorlbner'sSons.l
"Tho Confessions of an English Opium
Eater." Thomas Do Qulncoy. (J. M. Dent A
Co.; Mncmlllans.)
"Mnemonics." Klkujlro Wndamorl. iJ. B.
Llpplncott Company. I
"Adam Smith." Hector C.Mtvphcrson. Fa
mous Scots Scries. (Charlos Scribner's Sous.i
"Reprinted Pieces." by Charles Dickens, with
n general essay on the works of Charles
Dickons by Andrew Lang. Volume .'14 and last
of the Gadsden edition of Dickens's works.
(Charles Serlbnei's Sons )
"Just Rhymos" Charles Battell Looinis.
(R.H. Russoll.t
"Education by Development." tho second
pait of the Pedagogics of tho Klndoigarteii.
rrledrlch Froebcl. translated by Josephine
Jnrvln (Applctons )
"Stories of the Old Bay State." Elbrldgo S.
Brooks. (American Book Company. I
"The Story of Our War with Spain." El
bridge S, Biooks. (Lotlirop Publishing Com
pany )
'Through Naturo to God" John Fiske.
(Houghton. Mifflin A Co.)
"Wllholm Melster's Apprenticeship and
Travels." translated by Thomas Cnrlyle. '
volumes. Tho Centotiary edition. (Charles
Herlbnor's Sons.)
"International Courts of Arbitration."
Thomas Balch. (Honry T. Coates A Co.)
"Tho United States, with nn Excursion Inlo
Mexico." Karl Baedeker. (Charlos bcrlbner's
Sons)
"Tho Music Directory nnd Musicians' Regis
ter of Oreatcr New York." May L. Plnkham.
(J. T. Cowdory )
"Foemsof Theroso " Translated from tlio
German by Ellen Frothlngham. (G, P Tut
nam'sSons.l " Yoar Book of the Gentlomon's Driving Club
of Cleveland. 1807-18118." (Published by tho
club )
"Waters That Pass Away " N. B. Winston.
(G. W Dillingham Company.)
llVl.T. I'ASTOS IS THK ISSASF. W Alt It.
He Has n Notion Tlint Trier Is it Con
spiracy to Ilnh nml Mnrve lllni.
Hull Fanton. fiO years"old, cf Montour Falls,
N Y who was formerly a Registrar in Bank
ruptcy and Is a member of the Union League
Club and of several well-known organisations,
was committed to llellevue Hospital by Mnc
ialrate Slmms from the Centre Street Police
Court yesterday to be examined as to his san
ity. Fanton has a law office with Capt. tVllllnm
H Romer of the rcugh riders nt '.'20 Broad
way. He sent out messengers for all his
friends yesterday and Informed them all that
Capt..Romer hadjstolenJ'.'oO.OOtlfrom blm and
that the Mnzet Investigation was a gigantic
consntracy to ruin him. The police were noti
fied and he was taken before the Magistrate.
Mr. Fanton insisted on carrying with him a
bag of soda crackers, insisting that he had
eaten nothing for three days and that there
was a conspiracy on foot to starve him.
C lnistlnn Sclentlititii IIullil Another Clinic li.
The Wast Side Church of Christ. Scientist,
which now vvonhlrs In a hall In Eighty-second
street, between the Boulvard and West End
nvenue.haa purchased a plot In tho same street
nnd will tako steps to erect a now church. It
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K P. Bates, a Boston Christian Scientist, who
has helped the same church In New Haven, and
who has recently been in this city in consulta
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FOVJITBESTII JtBalUBST IS DASOEU.
It May De Itedaced to rtattnllon unit
Then ReurgitnUed,
There are rumors In military circles In
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oonsoauenco of the poor showing It recently
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regiment on the material left. Brlg.-qen.
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ment, but lie admits that some radical meas
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condition. It Is understood that In the shake
up Lieut.-Col. Kline, who has been In com
mand slnco tho regiment was. mustered out
of the United States service, will be rendered
supernumerary, nnd Major B, H. fobey put la
his pineo. All along there has been a pro
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Col. Kline, but he has refused to step aside.
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