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ipl-i 6 ' THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1890.
I K I I If ' ; j I IS It J WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEll 4, 1800. If lr; 1 K ! j ' Subscription by Mnll, Postpaid. I f ' JIAILY, per Month SO BO I M ; DAILY, per Vear 0 00 lit SUNDAY, per ear. . 00 III ! DAILY AND Bn.NllAY, per Year 8IKI 1 ij j DAILY AND HL'NDAY, per Month TO I Postage to foreign countrlos added. I K 1 Tui Bu.v. New Yqrk City. I V j Puus-Kloacine No. 11. near Orand Hotel, and It j atlosqus No. 10, 13oulcTril dts Capuctnes I I K rv I l,ovr rundi voo cuor ui ui(A manuienpti for I ' J eu6tuatfon wi (o rtlld arlirlti rtturntd. Miv I 8, j Mystery. 1 8 .' I As towlicro wo aroat onthosea, UnowInK 1 I I I cnes must differ. Tho wind for tho yacht I & i rnto yesterday, which beran with Rrent I l I prorulHc, turned out to bo one of tho most I V 1 variable, Iltful and sulky forces known in If' I the history of tho America's Cup. It turned, I r twisted, struck hard and Unlit, btrnliilit I ') and baok-handed, and at tho end of tho i R i' tlmo allowed for tho race to bo completed, I . tho contesting boats wero loft soino miles I I , from tho llnlsh, about In tho samo relative I- 'i positions as at tho start, and with conlllct I f ! intr etldenco as to their merits. I t The Columbia held hor own in reaching I ' I fetter than had been expected. On tho wind I ! ftt times, and wo should Bay at most times, I I i rhon the boats appeared to Iks sailing; under K 5 llko conditions, tho Columbia outstripped 5 tier rival, so that for tho greater part of I ' ' tho beat home, while there was any wind I Worth speaking of, Columbian hopes wero I j' In tho lead. II' On tho other hand, tho Shamrock, now 1 find apaln, moved up In a manner to per- I' plex tho critics inclining in her rlal's '" favoi; and there wo aro. I Wo fanoy that it was a sort of a trial that poth sides found comfort In. Probably Sir I ( 1 tTnoMAS Lipton thinks that his llrst tug at 3 tho cup, although Inconclusive, has, In effect, "lifted" It at least a little, and on tho I I Other hand Mr. Iseliv thinks that ho saw III enough toprovothattha hotter bontls his. Certainly Mr. Fife, who mado the Shnm- Itock, has pioduceil in her a combination worthy of study ami suggestod a now lino of development for future racers lot the cup. With deeper ballast as a foundation for a greatur rig, ho has ven- j tured to make a smaller boat, Shamrock bolng two foet shorter than Columbia. If tho boom worn by Shamrock Is $ S about tho limit In sie, as perhaps It ill Is, then with still greater depth of keel ill wo may so diminish tho ballast that, L less displacement being needed, tho B k I glgantlo sloop of recent years may I I bo shrunk again, so that her typo ' s shall ba moro after tho pattern of forty I j P footers, or groat sails and small body. ill Tho falluro of yesterday has but added to l! tho zest of to-morrow. The races wlil bo ! 1 begun again with ull tho greater Interest 1 I S rj for it. It Missouri and the Trusts. j Tho Hon. Lon V. Stethens, Governor of I j tho State of Missouri, blows a trumpet of f j no uncertain sound. In the address ho delivered at the Anti-Trust Conference of Governors and Attorney-Generals In St. Louis, Sept. 20, and which comes to us In a i sumptuously printed pamphlot, wo find a v I denunciation by him of the octopuses, I ? which leaves nothing to bo desired In tho way of thoroughness. Corporations, , ho asserts, aro the fosterers and promot- i ers of trusts, and If their abuses can- U i not be prevented he would favor tho ( I abolition of all corporations. "The remedy i is heroic," ho says, "but tho disease la acuto H ' and Is fast becoming chronic, and the trust H I cancer upon tho body polltio must bo cut I k out by the roots, or somo GaAn, under tho I guise of a friend of the people, after using : tho armies for tho conquest of other people, Will turn them upon our Kepubllo and sup- j plant It with an emplro with himself as ! Dictator." i Governor Stephens takes great crodlt to his Stato for the victory It has won over the Insurance trust. "Missouri brings good tidings to her sister States to-day. Trusts p.o longer hold sway in her Jurisdiction." "The arrogant combine of the Insurance (.rust has been broken, and, after having it been expelled from the State, Its mem- H P tiers have pleaded on bended knees to bo B '' allowed to pay a fine and remain in the State. They have been fined $1,000 each, H and tho Judgment of ouster remains sus B pended over them as a hostago of good be H navlor." The Governor omits to say what benefit has accrued from this v Ictory to the H property owners of Missouri. Do they H bay any less for lnsuranco than they did before It was gained? If they do not, there H le, no reason for exulting over It. H The samo inquiry may be made In regard Kj to trusts In general. Would their destruc- K ., J (Ion, and the destruction of all corporations, B , result In making tho commodities supplied B ' iV by trusts and corporations any cheaper to B Hi consumers? If It would not, why destroy B I them? Governor Stephens indulges In some B p lofty flights of rhetoric over tho "wlther- B i lng touch of the conscienceless trusts," B i I but ho neglects to explain what or whom B 1 this touoh withers. It was hoped that tho K Chicago Trust Conference would throw B light on the point, but It fallod to do so. B ' Surely before wo undertake tho war of i extermination which Governor Stephens B V ' advocates, we ought to be sure that It will B t- be of benefit to somobody, and not oxterml- j nato first and then havo to restore that B v, I which we have exterminated. B r , ! Will the English bo Beaten Piecemeal &, ' in South Africa ? ' In tho War of 1880-81 between Great B i Britain and the Transvaal there woro llvo B i 1 1 engagements, In all of which tho English B , ; were beaten, although on each occasion B J they outnumbered their opponents. Dr. B fi jAMtboN's raiders surrendered to a forco lV numoilcally smaller thun their own. Tho I j inference to bo drawn from these events was B n I thnt, if Great Britain should decldo to enter B P j upon another contest with tho Transvaal, B i it should bo mancouvro as to prollt from B I i tlio very beginning by Its luimenso su B ,, .. poiiority of strength. B l Nobody, of course, disputes- that, In a B gieatly protracted conflict, tho tremendous B I , ltiitlsh Emplro would, in the end, ovei- H i ' power two Dutch commonwealths which Bl ' together conulu less than 200,000 denl- V ,t sens of Dutch extraction. Indeed, all tho B i ' Afilkatideis In South Africa, Including tho ( Capo Colony and Natal as well as tho H i Transvaal and tho Orango Free Stato, aro H lj fewer In number than tho people of H '1 tho blnglo city of Glasgow. Against such Bj ' j odds, it would be lmpobblblu to con H i tend for an extended period. Who can ' . usseit, however, that tho contest would BJ ,."i . lio prolongod 1 There Is a largo and grow ing M-ctlon of tho English pooplo which bclloveHthat, undor tho Convention of 1884, their country has no right to Intcrfero with tho Inturnal government of tho South Afri can Kepubllc. Tho Influence of such opin ions would bo Immonsoly lnoreasod If, for a considerable time, tho largo sums of money voted should bo oxpendod In vain and If tho solo linmcdlato result should bo humiliation and tepulse. That was tho lesson of our own war for lndopondi nee I'rom tho skirmish at Lexington until artor tho sunender of Cohnwalmh, an Interval of neatly seven j ears, Lout Noiith's Ministry had lmmcnso majorities In tho House of Commons. Nov ertheleus. It wi-3 beaten In tho end bv tho party which preferred peace, oven at tho cost of tho dismemberment of tho British Empire. Tho Boers, In other words, havo many friends In England Itself, and the mo ment tho burdens of an unjust war tako tho shapo of increased taxation, thoso friends may become preponderant. It was, there fore, manifestly tho part of wisdom not to provoke a wat with tho Transvaal until England was prepated to strike a sudden and overwhelming blow. It will scarcely bo alleged that such wis dom has been exhibited by Mr. Ciiauiiuh I.AIV. England Is fai from being prepared to coet co tho Transvaal. Hho bus not over 12,000 ti oop-i, all told, In South Africa, a part of which must bo retained in tho Capo Colony for tho purpose of preventing on uprising of tho Aftlknnder element. Somo tlmo must olapso beforo the whole of tho 10,000 additional soldiers, despatched from India, can bo landed In South Africa. As for the army corps of 25,000 or 30,000 men, w huh was to bo sent from England, nobody conveisant with tho stato of things In tho British War Ollleo really believes that tho expedition w ill reach Its destination within two mouths. Who will say that grievous rovcrses may not bo siiffeied by tho British arms within tlio next sixty days? Tho Boors, massed on tho eastoin frontier of tho Transvaal, . already outnumber by moro than two to ' ono all tho British troops ot present avail- I nblo for tho defenco of Natal. Suppose that j tho latter should suffer tho fate which their countrymen experienced In 1880-81: In thnt event, the rePnforoenieut coming from India would bo too weak for a forward movement, and might havo hard work to defend Itself. Moreover, a striking successin tho part of tho Transvaal and tho Orango Freo Stato at tlio outset of tho struggle would almost certainly doublo their strength In tho Held through accessions from the Afrikander element In tho Capo Colony. In that event, tho army corps sent from England, when It should manage to reach tho Cape, would havo to bo broken up; only a part of It could bo bent on to Natal; tho rest would have to bo kept In the Capo Colony for gar rison duty at Important points and to avert a general Insurrection of tho Afri kanders against British rule. Thus, neces sarily split into divisions, tho army corps might bo beaten In detail, and England might bo callod upon for a greater military effort thun she has had to mako since tho Crimean War. It Is doubtful, to say tho least, whethor Paillament would sanction such nn effort. Tho Liberals would seo their opportunity, and a good many Conservatives might bo willing to evince their distrust of Mr. Chamherlain and their disgust at tlio out come of what thoy deem a btock-jobblng and gold-grabbing war, by voting against tho Salisbury Government, or by refusing to vote at all. Especially would this bo tho caso If the unexpected prolongation of tho contest should require a considerable In crease of tlio incomu tax. Wo arrive, thon, at this conclusion: While tho Boers could not look forward to ultimate triumph If the British Emplro were autocratically governed, they may reasonably hope to create a diversion favorable to their causo in tho British Parliament Itself, should they bo ablo to beat the British forces plecomeal In a series of preliminary battles. A Dinner, a Speech and a Sequel. Thero is no doubt that mouth-treason In 1800 reached Its high-water mark at a cer tain dinner at Ashlleld, in Franklin county, Massachusetts, about the middle of August last. Wo referred at tho time to the significance of the occasion. It was almost contemporaneous with the President's declaration at tho Catholic Summer School near Plattsburg that "wherever the flag is assailed, at any sac rifice it will lvo carried to a triumphant peaco" tho first of the remarkablo sorles of speeches lost summer In which Mr. I McKinley bo clearly defined the Adminis- i tration's Philippine policy, and so forcibly and eloquently presented to his fellow countiytuen tho Issue of loyalty against disloyalty. At tho Ashtleld dinner tho Massachusetts nntl-lmporlallsts wero out in force. It was their dress parade. Atkinson was not there, although his trail was across tho table cloth. Aouinaldo was absent, except In heait. But Professor Chvrles Eliot Noktov was present, and ho pre sided and spoke; Moorpield Storey was on hand with an elaborate speech; while the third of the leading Agulualdlan orators was State Senator Herbert 0. Par sons of Greenfield, tho principal disciple of Senator Hoar west of tho Connecticut. Tiofossor Norton Introduced him approv ingly as "a fellow who alnt a-feared." Certainly this Massachusetts statesman, previously honored and trusted by many of his Republican constituents, was not afraid to utter nt the Ashfleld dinner sentiments which might have come from tho pen of Atkinson or the lungs of Bryan. Ho declared that tho United States Government was engaged In a miserable business In the Philippines He pictured Aquinaldo as the champion of i all that America ought to admire and re spect. Ho assured the Administration that It was taxing tho patience of a largo body I o( Republicans, presumably in Western Massachusetts, and ho openly threatened , that If the Philippine policy were afilrmcd In tho party platforms, he and his syra i pathizors would not hesitate to ronounce tho name of Republican. Thero wero moro violent speeches at tho Ashlleld dinner, but there was none moro artfully designed to ombauass tho Adminis tration or to encoutago tho insurgents in Luzon. Tho Hon. H. C. Parsons Is known to bo n good deal of a politician; his declara tion at Ashtleld was thorofore regarded ns Indicating tho existence of a moro or less dangerous division of Republican opinion, at least in that particular corner of that particular commonw ealth. Wo now come to tho sequel. It occurred lastweek. Senator Pvrsons hasboona can didato forienomlnatlon for a second term. Ho and his friends havo worked hard to carry tho caucuses for Parsons and Aaui naldo, He is defeated, not only over- " " ' ' - i.iin ti. i , wholmlngly In his own county, lt also la his own town and by tho votesof his nolgh bors and poreonal friends; and this directly and simply becouse of his declaration against tho Administration's Philippine policy. Party usago required his roturn to tho Stato Senate. Thero was nothing against him politically or personally but his Agulnaldlan record; yet he was turned down by his constituents becauso ho had proclaimed himself to bo on Agulnaldlan, and becauso his ideas of tho duty of Ameri can cltizonshlp In time of war are not In harmony with theirs. Mr. Parsons does not represent tho Re publicans of Franklin county or of west ern Massachusetts any more than Senator , Hoar represents tho Bay State. It has ' been said that Parsons spoke for tho farm ers, and that tho farmers woro against tho Administration and tho flag, Hear what his friend, the iVeio Kngtand Farmer, lias to say about that: "Senator Parsons of Greenfield, a man of ereat atillitr and more than ordlnarr backbone, la refmed the cuituinarr accond term on account of bla oppo eltlou tolmpor allim, Although tho Xtw hnjlani h'armrr, a a mattor of pemoual frltnjabln and ton lderlne the e od he ha done for agriculture. tnriti thle. the action of the rauuixa proi es the ao curaijr of the etatemenU made In theto columna aa to the fcclluK of the farmer! of Now England on the Philippine qaeatton " Wo presumo that Mr. Parsons will pro ceed to carry out tho dlro throat which ho uttered at tho Ashlleld dinner. Indeed, thero Is alteady talk of his nomination by tho Democtatio organization, tho party of wlthdtawal and surrendor. Russia's Opportunity In Persia. Tho British Indian prcsa Is giving much attention to tho concentration of Russian troops in Central Asia. According to tho most authentic icports thero aro now In Turkestan about 80,000 men, numbering in infantry alouo 05,000 efficient soldiers icady to tako tho Hold. Thero is much speculation as to the pur pose of tho largo increase ot the Russian nrmy In that part of Asia during tho past I summer. The genoral opinion soems to bo that it Is intended Ho Biippott demands I about to bo mado on tho Persian Govern ment. At tho same time tho garrisons on tho Afghan and Indian frontiers havo been strengthened. A clue to tho object of this Russian movo may be found in tho 'discussion that has been carrtsd on actively o' late In tho St. Petersburg &d Moboow papors. Thoso I Journals unanimously agree that tho tlmo has como for Russia to havo dhect railway communication across Persia to tho Gulf, and that Persia must bo called upon to mako i the concession without further delny. One step has already been taken In obtaining tho renewal of tho concession for a Russian line from Resht on tho Persian coast of tlio Caspian to Teheran, but tho Russian press Insists that this lino Is of Itself of little valuo for strategic purposes, and urges tho prosecution of tho greater enterprise, in cluding a strongly fortified harbor at its maritlmo extremity. That Russia should ono day seek an outlet to tho ocean for her southern Asiatic posses sions was as Inovitablo as It Is legitimate. It was not to bo expoctod that a great and powerful Stato should forever consent to bo merely a hintorlund, dependent for access to tho common highway of tho world on tho good will of other countries, and least of all when those other countries woro weak and decaying States. Tho present pro-occupation of England in South Africa affords Russia an opportu nity to assert her predominance in Persia, and to support It by forco of arms, if neces sary, without fear of serious opposition. Should England become seriously involvod with tho Boers of the Transvaal, it is not wholly impossible that there maybe events of corresponding intereht on tho shores of tho Indian Ocean. The Census of Age. Next year's census of tho population, industries and resources of tho United States will bo los3 elaborato and less dls cuislvo than any of tho recently preceding enumerations, but It will bo moro compact and moro comprehensive, and, by reason of tho fewer subjects covered, will appear moro promptly, and will, therefore, bomoro useful and trustwoithy. Director Merri am lias been preparing a list of the inquiries to bo propounded. Ono change in tho form of questions asked, it is now repotted, is tho itqulrement that tho enumerators shall not inquire as to tho ago of any person, but as to his, or her, ago at tho time of tho last birthday. Tho reason assigned for this inscrutable de parture from tho custom of previous years is as completely devoid of humoious per ception as are most of tho suggestions of tontine statisticians. It is as follows: " It hai been found that In the pait census thera was a disproportionately large number of persons whose ages were divisible t ten. For example, there ought to tie about the same number of persons forty one or tbirtT'nlne years of ago ai thrre are persons forty years ol 1 Census taVers ha o reported a raetly greater number of people forty years ol 1 than persons thirty nlno or forty one There is the same disproportion In the cases of people of thirty and fifty years " This alleged propensity of men and women In tho United States to add to their ages In order to answer queries In "numbers divisi ble by ten" has not been generally observed outside of tho Census Office. Everywhere It has been believed thnt a young lady of twenty-nine, for Instance, would not stub bornly Insist on being recorded as thirty; that a young lady of thlrty-nlno might bo induced to forego a determination to hvo forty substituted for thlity-nlne; and oven men of forty-nino have been known In some Isolated cases, when so tocoidod, to resist tho Impulso to recall tho enumerator to have tholr ages changed to fifty on tho I schedule blanks. I Tho fact is that thoso who suggest tho ' cumbersome inquiry "How old wero you at your last birthday I " in place of "How old aio you now?" havo no good urgument for such a change. Past census reports havo shown that it is not always practicable or even possible for an enumerator to leain tho exact age of the poison to whom his i Inquiries aro propounded. Sometimes thoy do not know. In other cases they refuso to answer; it is " pnvato business." Tho enumerator, to cotnploto his poll, supplies tho supposed age of the man or woman, ns tho case may be, by an answer of his own, ' using by preference "thonumbois divisible by ten" as most convenient. j ThoroseemstobonoieasoiitoRupposothat j a mere change In tlio form of the question . will make any difference In tlio matter. It I is likely, theiefore.tliat Dltec tor Mi.hhiam, evenat the risk of dlstichslng theingunlous theorists who propose tho change, will concludo not to niter tho ago query which has proved hiitisfactory in tho past, It has been afllimed positively that tho German smokeless powder In the cartridge supplied to the Transvaal Oorernment has proved so unsatisfactory that the Issue to the Boer troops of tho Hauitr rifle , for which the MaBBMMIfcilaiemmliieaW assM eartrldses were Intended, hat been suspended and Martini rifles Issued to them Instead. Thero Is nothing Improbable In tho statement. The Turkish Government, which had pur chased large quantities of the samo kind of powder, had to throw It all Into the Bosporus a few woeks ago on account of Its baring decomposed. In the cose of that furnished the lloers It Is the uncertain notion ot the powder that caused the trouble. In some of the cartridges the ponder appears to have chanced Its quality as a regulated ex- ; ploslre, becoming detonating with result ing damage to tho bolt action of the rifles, thus rendering them useless. The confidence In the ride was of oourse destroyed, whloh may havo serious consequences for the Boers If they do not obtain In tlmo tho Improved rifles and cartridges now on their war to Africa. Tho Mausers which the Boers possess wero originally Intendod for the Hpanlsh Govern ment, but were not deliverod owing to the sudden termination of our war. VSACtVSTOMKO .is ITU ARB." A Little XnTBl History far the Benefit of a Non-Hepresentatlve Kajdlah Writer. To thk nniTon or The Sun .Sirj The St. James's Gatettr, which Is not noted tor Its regard for anything American, was quoted the other day as saying, apropos of the reception to Ad miral Dewey, that we were "totall unaocus tomod to naval victories over an alien race." and naturally magnified any that we haprened to enjoy; and In this thought It found the reason for our oxuberant greeting to the Admiral. Not all Americans wilt accept this suggestion ; some may even thluk it based on a misconcep tion of facta, and object to it as a wrong con clusion drawn from erroneous premises. It will be just as well to look Into the matter, that the reneon for our reception to Denoy may be learned. To consider only the Drltish naval victories ot this century: Copenhagen was bombarded nnd tho Danish fleet deitroyed byBlrllyde Parker and Lord Nelson In 1801, and again by Admiral Gambler In 1807. The first of these bombardments occurred without any declara tion of war between Groat Britain and Den mark: the former countrr feared that tho lat ter might take some action detrimental to her, and bombarded Copenhagen and destroyed the Danish fleet to prevent such aotlou on the part of the Danish Government. In October. 1805. the Drltish fleet defeated the French and Spanish fleets off Trafalgar; and during the Napoleonio wars there wero many individual victories ot British vessels over Freuch vesaols, In 1810 Great Britain do clnred nar on the Dey ot Algiers, and bom barded Algiers; and Its fleets have also bom barded Chinese ports to compel the Chinese to buy the opium which their law forbade them to buy but which British India had to sell On Juno 1, 1813. the Drltish frigate Shannon cap tured the American frigate Chesapeake; on March 28. 1814. in the neutral harbor ot Val piralso, tho Drltish ships I'hccbe and Cherub captured tho American ship Essex : and during that war tho American privateer General Arm strong was captured In neutral waters by three Drltish men-of-war. and forty British barges defeated live Amerloan gunboats on Lake Borgne. La. Since then the Drltish navy has not distinguished Itself over alien races; It took part with tho French and Russian fleet's In the battle ot Navarlno in 1827. and In 1882 bombarded Alexandria, Egypt. Since, this century began, our Navy has been as actively eugagod ns the British. The Amer ican ship Constitution defeated the Drltish Guerriere. tho Wasp took his Majesty's Frolic, the United States the Drltish Macedonian, the Constitution captured tho Java, the Hornet the Peacock On Lake Erie nine American vessels defeated six British vessels carrying mora guns; and ou Lake Cham plain fourteen vessels with eighty-six guns made way with se enteen Drltish vessels with nlnoty-flvo guns. To wind up the second war with Great Drltain, the above-mentioned Constitution captured the British ships Cyane and Levant. Earlier In the century there were battles betweon our veassls and the Trlpolltans. in which the latter did not win all the victories. blnee then, the victories ot our Navy, like those ot tho Drltish Navy, have been mainly thoso ot peace. In 1871 wa had a dispute with Corea. which involved an attack on t'orean forts by our Navy not so big an affair as the bombardment ot Alexandria, and we need not become enthusiastic over It. Thus since 1815 we had not had any alien naval vlo toriosovor whiahto giow enthusiastic. To that extent, the remark of the English writer Is justified. Dut the British Navy for nlnoty-four year, since Trafalgar, has had no such victory to rejoice over as Dewey won for us in Manila Day on May 1, 1898. and as Simp son won for us off Santiago on July .'). 18(13. New Yohe. Oct 3 D. The Volunteer's Onth. To the KniTon of The 8un Sir: I was much interested In the correspondence published In to-day's Sun between Wil liam A Lord and Edwaul Atkinson, Mr. Lord's questions are to the point and I must admit that Mr. Atkinson's answers are not evasive I wish to suggest to Mr. Lord that he continue his enrrespondence to the ex tent of writing one moro letterto Mr. Atkinson, calling his attention to the fact that all United States volunteois take the following oath be fore being allowed to enlist In tho array: I do hereby acknowledge to have vol untarily enlisted this . day of, ,. ,181) , as a soldier In the Volunteer Army of the United 8tats of America for the period ending Juue 30, 1U01, un lefs -.oonerdiachargsd by proper authority, and do also sgrae to accept from the United Htates such bounty, pay, rations and clothing as are or may be established by law. And I do solemnly swear (or af. firnu that 1 nil bear true faith and allegiance to the , United States of America, and that I will serve them I honestly and faithfully against all their enerolss whomsoever, and that I will obey the orders of the Tresident of the United States and the orders of the ofllcers appointed over me, acoordiug to the Rulea and Articles of War. SIAL.J Subscrilasd and duly sworn to before me this .... day of A. D. IH8 . Recruiting Officer. If Mr. Atkinson should have "refused to serve," aa he says In his letter to Mr. Lord he would do, he most certainly would have violated his oath. Mr. Atkinson should be asked whether the United States soldiers are not expected to keep their oaths, and whether or not honest peonle would havo a right tocall them perjured traitors if they did not. G. W. 0. IHi.TIMOItE, Md.. Sept. 30. Scheuectndy County Kepubltcnn Nomina tions. SciirsrcTADY. Oct. 3 At the Schenectady Republican County Convention, held In this city this afternoon, the following ticket was nominated by acclamation, except Sheriff, for which there were three contestants: For Member of Assembly, tho Hon A.J McMillan of Rotterdam, renominated; Sheriff, Frank 11. Dettbarn: Super nteudent ot the Poor. Orra Weatovnr: School Comrnisslo iir, James Win gate. Resolutions were adopted realuririlng the Inst national plattnrm. commanding the Administration or l'res deutMchlnley.expreas tue approval of his Philippine pollcs.nnd nlo endorsing tlio administration ot Gov Roosevelt and the oonduct of rienator Edgar T. llraokett and Assemblyman McMillan. Suffolk County llepiitillcan Nominations. IUveiuiead. N. Y.. Oct. 3 The Republican Suffolk Count) Convention was held this even ing when theeo nominations were made For I Hherlff.,1 Shorlden Willis: County Treasurer, John mierr) ; Hupenntendent ot Poor, John J hlrkuatrlck. District Attorney. Livingston Smith; School Commissioner, First district, Charles II. Howell; Second district. Charles 1) Partridge. Joseph N, Hullook, was renom inated for Member ot Assembly from the First district nme.il fnr the Aasnrably. Ulster county, Seeond district. Thomas 8n dor or High 1 alls. Republican Columbia county, Lester J.Basbfort, Demo crat, renominated Onondaga County First District. Edward V. Dalterof Marcelliis; Second. Robert Moore of l'ompey; Third, Edward D Bablns of Syracuse, renominated; Fourth. John J. Delaatyot Syra cuse, renominated. All Republicans. TUB HBW DltURT LAKE XtlJCATnK. "Hearts Are Trumps" a Masterpiece of Stage Ingenuity. LoanoH. Sept. 22. The now Drury Lane pro duction, "nearts Are Trumps," according to the programme. Is written by Mr. Cecil Raleigh and produced by Mr, Arthur Collins. These facts should be Inverted and the place of honor I given to Mr. Collins, nor should the name ot tho stage carpenter be so callously omitted ' Again, according to the programme, the scenes take place In London and Switzerland, but as a matter ot faot everything happens within the confines of "Terra Melodramatlca" where I mortagues turn out mortugors at a moment's notice without a suit, whore monoy lenders, ! although of Hebraic descent, advance thou- i sands on the life insurance ot a girl of seven teen, where an artist's picture is hung in tho ' Royal Academy without his knowing It, where but these things are trifles In a Drury Lane melodrama. Lady Winifred Crosby Is ruined by gambling and her property, 'Oak Dene," mortgaged to the hilt to Michael Wain, who has just returnod from Australia bent on revenging hlmsell on her. The Wains have been tenants of Lady Winifred's father and have teen turned out of houso and home by him. The brothers emi grated to Australia, where Jasper soon died and Michael made an Immense fortune. Lady Wlnllred goes to hor lawyers to raise somo monoy, meets Michael and Invites him to "Oak Dene." Sho also meets KoldltE. who lends her 10.000 on the security of nn lnsuranco on her ward Dora's life. Vie are then taken to ' Out Dene," where are Lord Durford, a purse-proud brewer lately ennobled; Basil Gillespie, a painter: the Her. John Thorold, all In love with Dora (Drurlo laners are prepared to put their money on the minister at once), and a host ot others, llacoarat la started and Lady Winifred gets Dura to take her seat, hoping that will change her continued bad luck. A quarrel arises, Michael expresses his opinion ot hostess and guests In such a nay that he is bidden to leave the house, whereupon he as mortgagee promptly turns them out. After this there Is a children's fete at tho Botanical Gardens, where of course Dora wins the prize for the best decorated turnout. The true Drurlolaner has by this time guested that Dora is the daughter of Lady Winifred and Jasper Wain, although he could not perhaps tell why Lady Winifred has concealed the tact. And now it is time for the comlo relief, for It were better to rob a she bear of her young than a Drurlolaner of his laugh. Miss Maude St Trevor, a light of the music hnlls. limps on. She has been learning to ride a blcjelo just outside the gates ot tho Botanical Gardens. Lord Burford, an old llnme, meets her; she threatens a breach of promise case, nnd to get rid ol her ha promises tomcetliei utUlllepfo'a next day. Maude appears, bringing n cinema tographer; she finds Uurlordln Ills peer s robes being painted and persuudes him to dance a favorite pat dulmx. for the last time Of course this Is secretly clnematograt lied Then Dora enters with a picture she wants Gillespie to sell (or her to hu p her mother Maude, greatly taken with her, buss It (or 20 and leaves. Durford takes the opportunity to propose, but. mindful ot the curate, Dora slaps his face, calls hiin a cad and ruihes out, siiiiuming the door The slam brings down a picture which has been faoe to the wall, nn admirable painting of Dora's head. Gillespie ones money to Durford. m the latter Is able to force the artist to prom ise to finish the picture by adding a llgure ot a nymph or lbicchante Now we reach tho big scene at the Academy, alacxitnlle ot a room at the famous gnllerv in Fall Mnll, for whloh pictures huve been sent In by artists just as at the Royal Academy. Once more all the characters troop In, hut to Lady Winifred s surprise she in cut bv all her former friends. She Is perplexed and pained until she sees Dora's likeness, when her wrath blazes out and she slashes the canvas across with a pocket knife Durford expostulates and Lndy Wlnlfrei claims hor right as one that cannot be gainsaid. She Is Dora's mother. Of course the right as gu trdian would have been equally good, but not so melodramatic Meanwhile Lady Winifred has spent her lait 1.500 In buying out a Mrs Angerteln's busi ness, an utterly bankrupt ooncern. which serves to introduce a scene In a fashionable dressmaker's shop realistically done Mr. Kolditz has got Into a ho'e, having been a "bull at the wrong tlmo, a bear at the wrong time, an ass all the time,' so he pints to obtain his 10.000 by killing Dora Ills plan Is to luro her to Switzerland and kill her among the mountains Once again it is comlo relief's time, so we find ourselves at the Frivolity Mualo Hall. Dora has promised without telling her mother to go and see herfriend Maude. who persuades bertofllla Midden vaonoy One of the turns Is the Cine matograph, and the au lience sees the liurford Maude dance, with Durford present The stage Ik cleared for Dora's song, and the spectators seethe music hall In Iront of thera. no mnke believe but a full liuuhe, boxes, circles, gallery nn audience who join In the chorus and an pltud When Dora has finished n verse Lady Winifred enters a box, recognizes her. despite her costume, and upbraids her. thusending the most successful scene of the play, a perfect triumph of the stage carpenter's art The other great scene is in the Alps This too Is most effective. It is easy to believe that it takes 100 men on the stage, seventy in the files, forty machinists, thirty electricians and other workmen twenty minutes to set it. Hist enter Kolditz. Dora and guide lopedto- C-atVlr Ifnli1lt7 uutu .Wrl nt ihn nnlil. n ml awaits an opportunity to do his terrlb h deed Gillespie appears and ties the roue nround himself, for he suspects Koldltz's purpose. Dora throws away a flower, and Gillespie In attempting to reacli it slips, dragging Dota after him. Everything now depends on Kol dltz holding last. Bounties tht rope nnd the other two slip (arther down To prevent his weight dragging Dora to death, Gillespie re leases hlrasolt from tho rope, and falls to his deatli And now npnear on the opposite aldo ot the ohasm Lady Winifred. Michael iwho has by this time learned evervthlnc and repents of his vengeance) and tho curate. The clergy man swings hlruselt on. a rope across the chasm and rescues Dora just as nn avalanche sweeps Kolditz to his doom 1 he avalanche Is wonderfully well stags-managed. Miss Violet Vnnbrugh takes the part ot Lady Wlnllred. which Miss Ada llehan was to havo filled. Miss Dora Barton, who Is only eighteen, la the Dora of the play, and Mr. Llonol Drouth is Michael Wain All fully deserve tho many calls thoy receive after each act CARTER 1IARKAS COHflTS. Government Will of Courso Ileslst To-dny the Contentions ot the Petition. The writ of habeas corpus issued on Monday night by Judgo Lacomba ot the United States Circuit Court for Capt. Oberlln M. Carter, now a prisoner in Castle William on Governors Island, was served on (apt. Roberts. Post Commander at Governors Island, early ypster day morning Capt. Roberts will bring Capt. Carter to the court at 11 A. M. lo-da. Capt, Carter had aevoral callers yesterday. Among them were Abram J Rose, of Kellogg. Rose A Smith, his counsel, and Col. Richard Henry Savage Lieut -Col John W. Clous, Judge. Advocate I of the Department ot the Last, will probably i appear tor tho Government ngalnst Cnpt Cn-torto-day In discussing the points In the petition tor tho writ of habeas corpus which was Issued, lie said yesterday. ' One of the elausen of the petition is to the effect that Capt Carter. Iiav lng been dismissed and degraded. Is bejond the further jurisdic tion of the. comt-mnitinl This assertion is contrary to precedent. A pnv master, , t Wesson, was discharged and confined by order of u court-martial, and the same un ilnnn In the case of Bergt, Mason, who shot at Gulteau Further, Capt Carter was tried on several dis tinct counts, one of which was conduct unbe coming nn officer nnd a gemleman He was convicted on this count and on this count he was punished by dismissal und degradation. The other punishments were meted out on othsr counts" One of Capt. Carter's Contrnrte Annulled. Savannah. Ga.. Oct 3 - Capt C K. Gillette, United States Engineer in charge of the Savan nnh district, annulled to-day tho contract of the Atlantic Contracting Company for buildinr a breakwater In Tybee Roads. This is one of tho results ol the imprisonment of t apt. O M Carter. The contract was entered Into Oct. 8. lHHtt, by Capt Carter and involved the expen diture by the Government of $i7,M)U in con structing a lueak water Of the contract prl"0 f 2 iO.poo was paid out In July. 1807 The com pany nlltgos that $3.i0.000 is owing to it. Querns County Itupuhliran Convention. The Queens County Re pub lean ( ouutv Con vention was held at the Lincoln Club House In Third street. Long Island City, yesterday alter- . noon. The only oounty office to be filled at the oomlng election Is that of District Attorne) George W, Davidson, the present Incumbent, ' was named, and tho nomination was made unanimous C. I'. Nominations In the Twenty-llflli. The nominating committee appointed by the membersof tho Citizens' Union of the Twenty fifth Assembly district met yesterday after noon at the City Club nnd nominated J A Weeks, Jr. for the Assembly and Samuel A. Welles for -Alderman. The nomination for Municipal Justice mi pvitponta for wesk, U.,.1..,.... .... ,. , IT WAB NOT A HAUMOTII. Haw the Sralthsonlna Institution Was Both ered by a Slagntlne Tale. The authorities of th Smithsonian Institu tion at Washington are seriously disturbed over the results of a plsoo of (lotion published In McOture't Magaitne for October. The story was called "The Killing of the Mammoth." It was written In the form ot a narrative In the first person, The narrator told how he had gone to Alaska In search of adventure and by Intimate association with the natives had learned of the existence ot the lastot the mam moths In a secluded valley fnr from the const. After tremendous physical exertions, the exer cise ot his Ingenuity In luring his Quarry Into range and narrowly escaping death by being knookod out ot a troe by a log hurled Into the air by the ntigry beast, hacamo back to San Francisco with the mammoth's pelt. The skin, the bones and the oredlt of securing tho speci men were sold by the narrator to a wealthy American who gave It to the Smithsonian In stitution to be put in the National Museum. I Within a tew days alter the magazine appear ed on the stands the publishers began to re colve Inquiries anil protests about that tale Their readers, soma of them, wanted to know whether they knew the writer of the story to be a truthful man: others desired to Inform them that he wasn't. Not a taw asked for i further particulars 1 lie writer ot the yarn. I with deadly realism, had talked of the fact that the newspapers last summer had been full of news about his mammoth. The letter writers wanted to know why their newspaper hadn't said anything about It. Ihey wanted the editor to recommend to them a newspaper that could be depended upon fur full accounts of scientific events. There was another elnss ot lettorsthat re viled the editor as one going abroad In the world with intent to deceive. Dut tho most sorrowful remonstrances have come from per. eons connected with the bmlthsonlan Institu tion, Here are two ot them. One Is from tho man whose desk is in that department of the museum In which the mammoth would be found If thore were any mammoth on view: the other It from a gentleman somewhat dis ttngulshed as a conservative student of na ural history: "htUUtr McV ure't Magazine, yew York "DbAHStn. The next tlmo voupassa mam moth story will you kindly see that It Is labeled "I Ills Is a goak.' or else locate the steclmen in some other than tlio Smithsonian Institution or the United States National Museum. "lou seethe mammoth belongs In mvdenart ment and visitors are beginning to ask whore he Is It many more come I shall bo obliged to present u bill to you for lost time. It Is bad enough to be confronted with a man (or worse, a woman) who accuses me that he or sho once saw a mastodon skeleton we never Possessed: it is worse to be called upon to explain the absence ot a stuffed mastodon that never existed " "Mil 8 S McCtunE VearSir: Quite unoffl clallv. but merelyas n private Individual, I wish to protest against the publication by you ot such unmitigated rot forgive the slang as thnt which appears in the last number of your magazine under the fiaptlon ot " Tho Killing of the Mammoth " "There are thousands of us who.lonking with dismay upon the Sunday newspapers as dis seminators of misinformation, hailed tho ap pearance of the cheap magazine (referring of course, to price) as constituting a go (send, llut you left us floundering with scurcelva straw to cling to. fori really believe I never lead a more Inexcusable piece of rubbish than that which you published under the above title "iou have no moral right to publish such stulT. May I hope that In the future you will scan more closely the character of the material submitted for publication I" The story In the mncnzlne was Illustrated by Verbeek. who Is commonly held to bo a humor ous illustrator Dut little trifles like that tailed utterly to ward off the jealous rage of the volunteer older of the defenders of truth. The publishers of the magazine are seriously wondering how they pan adopt, without nfTrontlng their patrons who occasionally smile, the suggestion of the man who wants them to label their flights of Imagination "this is a goak." ynCLLESLHY'S NEW VRESZUEbT. Miss Caroline Ilnmrd nt Her Installation .tpcnVcs ou Woman's Mission. Weli eslev. Mass , Oct. 3 Miss Caroline Hazard, I'll. D , wns Installed as President ot Wellealey College to-day. The exercises took place in the Houghton Memorial Chapel. The procession to the chapel was heidcd by undergraduates nnd alumnro in th ider of tholr olasftes, from the classof lPOt to ihoclass of '70. All alurann) wore cap and gown over black dresses, with hoods appropriate to their highest academic degree. The undergraduates wore white dresses, the seniors distinguished by cap and gown, and the juniors and sopho mores by rosettes of their clasB colors. Next came the guests with Miss Hazard. Bishop Lawrenco of Massachusetts presldod at the ceremonies Mrs l'aullne A. Duiant. the only living founder of the college, pre sented to Miss Ila?ard the Insignia of office, consisting of the charter and kevs of the col lege Miss Hazard made an address on the pin poses ot the higher education of women. In thocourss of It she said: ' 1 he problem Is not simply that of bringing children Into the world, but what kind of chil dren shall bo born, what kind of a motherehall be educated ; or. if the highest development of motherhoo I is denied her. how shall she tils hr place In the world, a useful and honored member of the community, hnvlng children of her spirit, lor I take It the eternal feminine isslmplv this: It It the power o( love which l.ns Its throne In a good woman's heart Call It altruism II you like, call It the Mother sea. found uphlloaoiihy orasistem ot speculation upon It It Is simply this endless capaoitv ot love nnd devotion which Mary of Dethany showed when she sat nt Jesus's teet ' There has alwajs been the solitary learned woman who was able to surmount difficulties nnd drink from the streams of Parnassus Dut now these streams Hotv freely, and women come in throngs Dut does the draft quicken her to now Hie? Culture Is more than the ac quisition ot knowledge To bear fruit learning must pass into llfo There roust bo that har monious development which tho Greeks held wns produced by the study of music?" Addresses were mado by President Eliot of Harvard University and President Angell ot Michigan University. At the close ot the ex ercises tho academic procession re-formed nnd returnod to College Hall for luncheon Alumna) and former students wore entertained at btono Hall In an Interview. Prosldent Hnzard said that no radical changes were Intended by the new administration Its general policy will be nlong tho lines laid out In former sears. DU3IOCUATIC SPLIT IX TEXA Congressman llalley Said to fin Plotting Against Gov. .Sayere. Austin, Tex , Oct 3 Some ot the Democrats who attended the Democratic Carnival at Dallas took advantage ot the gathering to start a movement to nominate nn antl-Rtnte Admln Istra'ion Demooratlo tlckotinthe next cam paign The) dvcldod to make a fight against the reelection of Gov bavors and nearly all the other State oftlceis It Is the present Intontion that tho Hon Dick Wynne shall be the candl date of the aiitl-Admlnlstratlon faction for Governor It is said by some of the most prominent ad herents ot Gov havers that the anti-Administration movement was conceived by I oncress man J. W Dailey, and that the object ol tho opposition It to weaken henator Chilton If this could be accomplished Mr Dalle 's friends believe that it would ndd much strength to Mr Hnlley's senatorial chances. Instead of tho I Democratic Carnival being a love feast, It has resulted In arousing bitter factional feeling, nnd an open rupture was only prevented by the presence ot William Jennings Dry.in and other guests fI.URfK DROrs FROM JUS IIORSR. The Michigan Governor n Conspicuous Klguie In the Dewey I'nrnde. Wariiincitov, Oct. 3 Gov Plngree of Michi gan wore a broad-brimmed sott hat and rode n big white horse In the purade to-day. The animal danced und pranced to the music ot tlio hand, and its rider wastho most conspliuo is llgure In the procession Returning from the , Capitol the saddle girth broke, and the Gov- einor was dropped off into the street. He was not Injured, nnd appeared lutor at the Preti- , dent t dinner, going over to the White House vv ith Gen. Alger lloston's Anclenta In 1'hlladelpliia PiliLADEU'UiA, Oct. n Them nuersof the Ancient and Honorable Artllleiy Company of Boston, who aro here tor their annual outing t and Held day, visited tho National Bxport Bx poaltion to-day, Tho commlesloned olllcers in the afternoon called upon lluvor Ashbridge and were escorted through tho City Hnll This evening they had their annual banquet at tliu Continental Hotel They will return home tomorrow. Uooseselt Did Not Mention Dewey, Oyster Dat, Oot. 3. Gov Roosevelt did not mtntlon Dewey's nam in connection with the I'resldsnoy or In any other way nt the la) lng ot tho cornerstone of the public library here last i Hondar, as printed In a New lork papir. Lirx tvpivh jrovt roir.v. A new form ot street charity Is just now at tracting the attention of belated pedestrians In the Tenderloin ltt object Is to look after men for one night and give them n bud nnd breakfast. For this entertainment every man mutt pay 15 cents, which presumably covers only a part ot th expense Judging by the anxiety of the mon to be included In tlio group that marches away to the lodging houso, their entertainment there must be s.itlti, ic tory. This charity is under the control of a tall mail In a military hat who stauds In one ot the side atreets a few fret from Droadwuv. l'.very man who can pay 1." cents out of his own pocket takes a place In the una behind th beurer ot a ttaudnrd marked with the nam 01 the organization. '1 lie tight ol this gather ing naturally draws a group which becomes more interested when the nature of the pro ceedings is made plain. "Ileie Is a man wha hat only 0 emits, says the commander in the broad brimmed hat, "and 1 want to know If an) body in he crowd will give 10 eeuts to pav lor u night's lodging tor him He only needs ten." '1 lieu, wltti the air of n profes sional auctioneer, he looks about the group, contiuu tig his remarka aiout the amount Heeled as pedestrians again join the group, bometlmee a man may need ns little as 2 or 3 cents and at other he hat nothing at all with which to start. While the commander In laboring In his nehall the struggler waiting to have his (ate for the next twelve hours ilueldod stands among the mini bet of those not )t ent tied to tako (heir place In the little procession formed nt the other rlul. As soon as tho money Is raised It Is paid lo the eonimiinder, and he is pasted ovet to the num ber, huppy In the prospict ol n night's lodging nnd breakfast Sometimes benevolent obsorv- ' ets will contribute so much that every man In the group Is Included, Such a combination ot sportsmanship and phllantlitopy never before came Into the Tendeiloin lolnteiest persons who were hitherto unmoved by the general lntmlluMntlous of cliarlt) to be ecn thero. Nearly every New ork pholomapher has hi trade mark, which may not be eallud by that name, but Is nevertheless almost certain evi dence that a plctuie cams out o( hi establishment. One. lormorl) popular rarely photogiaphed a man or woman without tins decorative presenco of a palm, drooping grace fully over the left shoulder of the sitter. Another placet his subjects ngalnst a rococo screen, and a third has rarely tamed out a picture of a woman who Is not grvsplnz a bunch of artificial mses As n g iod manv feminine eelebiitlus have been photographed by him troiu time to ilme, thou iinliatim llowcrshave figured in many a familiar plctuio. Just now the artist vv ho take mure pictures ot celebrities than nnybo I) else einplots an ad junct which has become mi Inseparable detail ot nrurlv every photograph he takes Prima donnas and famous actiesses look Interestedly into a book, or. it It happens to suit the mles In which they nre photographed, look up from It with an expretslon of ecstnc) wlil'li coull cunin only from the perusal of a vorv pious volume Dis tinguished clergymen and lawyers, statesmen nnd oven actors soeiu in their pletuies to be profoundly absorbed In lis con tents. It It a great tribute to the skill of any photographer, and for that matter to the mimetic ublllt) ot his subjects that this book is able to make such a decided Impres sion on the faces of all or them It is a cata logue of u famous at t snle which took nlaco In Nework about llltcen ears ago, nnd con tains nothing more interesting thin the titles or p ctures and the names of their painters; yet it has contrived to give on admired ex pression in their photogr iphs to a groat many persons ot import, nice In New lork, The old-clothes men are following tho up town ttend of every other brnnchofcomtnorcol not with their bags and house-to-houso math- ods ot trading, but with tho more pretontloui method which rents a storo nnd fills its win- ', dows with women's dresses ot olabor ue. oven ' If somewhat garish, fathlon Only durirgthe patt few months have such placesas these boon soen on Droadway and blxth avenue In the cen tral parts ot the city. They were up-town, but clung to the West Side, and rarely came nearer the centre of the city than Seventh avenue Now they are In much more accessible localities. Cast-off flnery of every description, from womon's hats to billroom slippers, with every grade of street dross and evening llnnry i represented in the display, forms a Strang contrast to the other shop windows, with their tplo and si an novelties Most of these dresses come from women who aro under no necessity ot telling them, but udopc that method ns mi easy means ol getting rid of them, Ono woman I who is u regular visitor to miiiy New lork houses of people ot wealth and position, has . the llrst option upon articles of till ( kind, and she has for years past done a thriving business which has lecently be come too largo for her personal supervision : ' to halt a dozen womeuare employed to work for her. Many ot these articles of society liner) nre given by women tothelr maldt.who, finding no occasion to wear them, dispose ot them to thesocond-hand stoics Dresses made by modistes and thiovvn back on their hands by customers dlssatislled with them also find their way to these second-haud shops and aie Indeed regarded as the best bargains to be found there, Somotlmos cast-off clothes of nutresses are n part of the suppl), but this Miuree la not or.e on which the second-hand dealers very otten rely. Maurice Gran answered diplomatically tho inquirj as to whether or not Jean de Iteszke would return to this country for the approach ing season at the Metropolitan Opera House. He replied merelv that he had no contract with him. Doth Mr. (Iran and the tenor have (re- I quently reiterated that no contract had ever existed between them and that could not now be accepted as nn explanation for tho tenor' failure to return. It must bo home In mind that the opeia company is to sing along sea son on the road befoie It arrives In New York. '1 hree weeks are to be devoted to Chicago and two weeks to ltoston It was known early last Honson that M cle Reszko had no idea of going to Chicago lor reasons ot his own he prefcired not to dng there That tact wns known some time belore the company came to this country, but was not made public. ns It was foared that Indignation aroused by M de Ues7l.c's rolusal to go to the West might seriously damuge the prospects of the season. '1 he smaller cities outside ot New York object to their Inability to euioy performances iden tical In every partlculai with thoso given at the Metropolitan, although It would belmpot slhle for them to supply audiences larg enough to meet the expense. The persistent reports that the l'ollth tenor would not com back this winter nre probably Intended to pre vent any Injury to the prido of those eltle which ure not to hear him, and the announce ment ol tilts plan to co 'ii ii back to New York will not bo mado pub'lc until It can do no in jur) to tho success of the out-o -town season. It is Indeed here that M d Reszke Is most valuable to tlio compaii) He is no such at traction in Ronton. for Instance, and othercltles ns he is In the metropolis, and to compen sate for the inconvenience of such travels, h imposes terms on the management which seriously Interfei with their prospects of great prollt Last season he demanded a giniantcoot three performances In every city which the company visited That meant nn outla) ol ft! 000 u week for the appearance of one artist not nenriy so Potent with tho public. oi the road as he Is In New lork M Alvarez, who made a great success In Diston last win ter. Is to sing there So the wisdom of con- fining M. de Rcszke's appeutauces to New v. ork and keeping quiet about the matter until , just Le'ore ho arrives cannot beiloubtcd Tho season ot stoam heat In tho New York hotels practicall) opened )esterday nnd th slzloof the heater will now alternato with the Jingloof the Ice pitcher until the warm spring davsarohere This means a lonr Derloi of resignation lo persons who cannot always re alize that It Is best for their health and com fort to be s'owly baked until the spring days offer them relief 1 he steam heat has arrived earlier tins iar that usual and proprietor will probably uxplaiu that Its continuance w.ll be confined to the few days ot the coel snap which descended kosu I letilyon w 1 irk yet the expern need will i o be deceived by that: the) know th it th steam in a Now lork hotel U an itistit ition not to b tampered with. Once it litis gained i ontr ii. there is no rebel to I e lound outside ot Iticurr ng the risk of pneu monia by opeiilii' the winlowe The ini ro loimality ot turn ngthlf brat off an I turning; It on again Jouietlmes atlords re.iet of a tem porary kin I to sensitive peitons Lven they lein nltoi n while what a mere i retence this sort oi thing Is and suireider themselves quletl) to conditions not tu be overcome In mors thin one Now lork hotel lermaneut guests luve the ft cam apparatus icmoved fiom their p omf. or nt ail events to disc mnected that its powers aro res t r. i neo In one suilo of rooms In a New loik bote ol the most expensive ch ir iictet there s hip vval which, in wintet and summer Isalwavs n, hot ns thu average steam healer at its dead lest A nun. who is not ac climated to the customar) temperature ol New York hole s, one winter had tho heaters re moved from xuch n suite, only to Und that he gjt little r. Met from the change It was omr when he discovered the teinporatureof the wall that he learned why the plan ot relief had failed lou certainly cint uxpet me to tako the wall out exi ainitd tho exasperated proprie ty i, in u.der to mjk )oiir loom comfortable. It adjoins a Hue nn I iu every one ol the lour teen suites of that klid In my hotel that wall it hot in wintet and suuunsr ' The guest tuc eumbed to the ecceiitri"it) ot the urehltect, made no moro elTorts to kiep eomfortable la those rooms und took a tuitu on a win lr cor ner, which wat commonli ugarded asuutndw ably chilly, ,