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tan JOT73.N AL JUNIOR THE N. Y. ELECTION IS ABOUT A TOSS-UP A Prominent Sporting Man Thinks the Safer Way Is Not to Bet at All. The New Apartment Houses Being Built for the Rich Instead of the Poor. X*w Yortc. Nor. 2.—"lf I -were going to t>ut money on this election I'd get a chip of wood and spit on one side of it. Then I'd give it a flip, and if It came down wet side uj> I'd bet on. Sb-epaxd; dry side I'd bet on. Low." The sneaker was a man whose name is prominent In the world of eport. He is a heavy better. Haxdly any big event passes •without his ■winning or losing money on it. Usually he -wins, for he is very shrewd and contrives to secure Inside information not generally attainable. But inside informa tion regarding the present campaign is un certain and contradictory. Therefore, "I'm keeping off," says the advocate of the salivated chip, and many others of the sporting fraternity are following his ex ample. Nothing Is more difficult than to get honest opinions on the local political situ ation from men who are in a position to know. In talking for publication they "claim everything in sight." What fol lows are, I believe, the real views of the men quoted, one of whom is an old and ex perienced Tammany man, and the other one of the shrewdest politicians in the local republican, ranks. Says the Tam many man: We won't get our normal majority. There will be a lot of voters who'll break away. Devery has hurt us, and Van Wyck is a handicap, too. On the other hand, Shepanl will draw more independent votes than any one thinks. He's making a stronger cam paign than Low. We ought to get about 25,000 majority in Manhattan and the Bronx. Low can't pile up enough votes in Brooklyn THE EXTREME CANDOR OF JUSTICE JEROME GlVhb PAIN TO BOTH PARTIES. Consternation has been aroused in the ranks of his supporters by the latest ut terances of that enthusiastic campaign fire-eater. Justice William Travers Jerome. Justice Jerome is easily the most picturesque figure in the local po litical arena, and the most popular, and the fuaionists are putting "him forward as their main orator. The young justice has a habit of extreme candor, however, that Is sometime* calculated to give pain by the unexpectedness of its ma»ifesta tion. This was the case when he tackled the subject of the Metropolitan Street Railway company, apropos of William C. Whitney's support of Shepard for mayor. Justice Jerome declared that he could name certain supreme court justices who were put on the bench by the Metropoli tan company, and who were expected to favor its interests in every possible way. This, of course, was meant as a hit at the democrats. But on the morning after the utterance a number of republicans of em inent respectability happened to call in to see the fusionist campaign managers. They also happened to be wearing afflicted expressions. They furthermore chanced to hint that It would be better for all con cerned if Justice Jerome could be pre vailed upon to drop the Metropolitan Street Railway company in favor of some more er—er timely topic. The matter was laid before Justice Jerome. He said the Metropolitan Street Rtllway company could go chase itself —or its cars, and he MRS. ROOSEVELT'S $300 PER YEAR FOR DRESS GIVES PAIN TO SOCIETY. By a chance remark to the effect that she dressed herself on $300 a year, Mrs. Roosevelt has stirred up quite a storm of comment. That the wife of the president of the United States can clothe herself in a manner befitting her station on that Bum, or on five times that sum. has seemed to her feminine commentators, ridiculous. It would appear that very likely Mrs. Roosevelt would find the amount mentioned inadequate. She has never before been the wife of a president of the United Staes, and her statement of expense, which, by the way was an in formal and unconsidered one. referred to past expenditures. Her social status will not be in any degree improved over what it has been —and, by the way, she is the first presidents wife for generations of which this can be said —but the social de mands upon her will be greatly increased and will involve an increase of wardrobe. The most amusing comment that I have heard, and 1 have heard it from people who ought to know better, is this: "Mrs. Roosevelt probably thinks that she spends only $300 a year for dress, but 6he doesn't know. She ■ has so much money to spend that she doesn't keep any track of it." This is the same kind of ignorance that manifested itself politically in denuncia tions of Mr. Roosevelt as a millionaire, and therefore a sympathizer with the WONDERFUL CONTROL OF THE "SOOLIVANS" IN TAMMANY HALL TO-DAY. Whatever the outcome of the election, this campaign will have brought about one thing. It will have established the Sulli ■vans as the actual rulers of Tammany Hall. Should Tammany win they will be, as they have been throughout the pres ent fight, the power behind the throne.on which sits Croker. But their control will be much more emphatic and obvious than ever before. On the other hand, should Tammany be defeated and Croker de posed, the head of the Sullivans. State Senator Timothy D., better known as Big Tim, will be his logical successor. Those who know Big Tim well say that he doesn't aspire to be the official leader of Tammany;, that he realizes in himself certain personal qualities which would militate against him as a standard-bear er of the organization. It is more .to his: .liking to control from the background. But circumstances may force the leader abip upoa him. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. to overcome that. It ■will be a close cam paign; but, unless there's a landslide —and nobody cau see a landslide coming—Tam- many will win by a small majority. The opinion of the republican politician is strangely similar, though his conclu sion is different. It's a close thing. We're cutting Tam many heavily In the down-town districts. Jerome Is doing great work there. Well hold them about evtn iv Manhattan. If Brooklyn gives Low the majority it ought to, he will win. The unknown quantity is Shepard's strength in Brooklyn. Then, there Is always the chance of a landslide. There are some indications of strong undercurrents. If they develop, It will be in favor of Low. For all the big talk and boasting, there's more uncertainty than anything else in both camps. Here, then, are the main indications, a few days before election. ■ Tammany expects to win by a small ma jority. The fusionists rely on Brooklyn to pull Low through. If there is a landslide it will be in favor of Low. Mayor Van Wyck, Tammany candidate for supreme court justice, will probably run behind his ticket. Justice Jerome, fusion nominee for dis trict attorney and the object of Tamma ny's fiercest attacks, is likely to run ahead i of his ticket. Brooklyn is the debatable ground, both candidates being Brooklyn men. The betting is about et evens, but the big sporting betters who wager to win are keeping off. This indicates that it is the most, uncertain campaign in many years. hoped It would catch 'em. That, at any j rate, was the gist of his response. Then he corilnued his speech-making on the subject, and added that if anybody ren dered it necessary he would name the su preme court justices referred to. Nobody has rendered It necessary up to date. Xo other corporation in New York has worked so effectively or so quietly among ; politicians as the Metropolitan Street 1 Railway company. It has been not non- j partlzan but bipartizan. It has taken care j to have powerful friends on both sides of i the fence. William C. Whitney, who is j the leading spirit, stands in well with! Tammany. At Albany, there is a number i of legislators, of both parties, who take a general interest in its affairs. Secre tary of War Root was for years its coun sel, and while he was never identified with lobbying or doubtful measures, his ! personal and political popularity were of! great avail to the company. Little has ever been said, however, —perhaps little has ever been supected—of the Metropoli tan's relations with the bench. It was j supposed that its activities were mainly to obtaining franchises for considerably less than they were worth. If Justice Jerome comes out with a statement di rectly impugning members of the supreme > court bench, he will create a rumpus in j legal circles such as hasn't been seen here for many years. In this connection law yers are calling to mind a recent decision from the bench permitting an employe of the Metropolitan to sit as a juror in a damage case against the company. rich as against the poor. Theodore Roosevelt has never been a rich man; in fact, he has never been what would be called "well off" among the people with whom he has been thrown. I doubt if he has $5,000 a year income outside of what he earns; little enough for a man with a large family, and with the demands upon him Incident to Buch prominence as Mr. Roosevelt has always had. Fortunately, both he and his wife are people of sim ple tastes. Their house in Oyster Bay is comfortable; nothing more. Only one room gives evidence of expensive habit; that is the library. The Roosevelt ex penditure for books is greatly out of pro portion to the Roosevelt income. But most of these books are earned. Mr. Roosevelt has paid for them with the receipts from his own writings. There are few magazine writers who command better rates than he does. Books are his one extravagance. He dresses well and simply, and his clothes last a. long time. Mrs. Roosevelt resembles him in this re spect. The fables of President Roosevelt's wealth have this foundation: That there is a great deal of money in the family but it all went to the older branch. Samuel Montgomery Roosevelt, a fat and eccentric individual of forty-odd is spending what he can of it, journeying around the world in his yacht. He and his cousin, the president have little in common, notwith standing which they are good enough friends. They are an Interesting lot, the Clan Sullivan. No such powerful family has ever before risen within the ranks of Tammany. They absolutely control the East Side. In that vast and populous dis trict no man can open a gambling house, run a saloon, maintain a sodawater stand or practice law in a police court except at the good pleasure of the Sullivans. The police department is completely under their control, and their influence is dom inant in the health department, the street cleaning department, and other divisions of the municipal government. Up to the present they have been content with rul ing absolutely in their own district, but now they have extended their power un .til they control a full dozen district lead ers including such Tammany men as Johnny Carroll, Johnny Sexton, Big Tim Foley and John T. Oakley. Devery is their pliant tool. It was Clan Sullivan .^hat saved him when Croker seriously considered throwing him over. Croker himself has been guided throughout the campaign by Big Tim Sullivan. The Clan rules the roost. SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2, 1901. It Is a rery alluring program that the Sulllvans have mapped out. If all goes well and Tammany wins, Big Tim, re taining his state seuatorship, will or ganize a compact democracy at Albany, meantime keeping a firm hand on the wires of Tammany hall. The sheriff's office will be hie through Oakley. Little Tim, his nephew, will resign from the assembly to become president of .the board of aldermen. Florrie Sullivan may go to THE NEW APARTMENT HOUSES THAT RENT FOR $J,OOO TO $6,000 A YEAR The first apartment was designed to fur nish comfortable homes for people who couldn't afford to own or rent houses. Of late years the purpose of the apartment house has grown so far away from this that the original architect would be dum founded if he were alive. There are hun dreds of apartments ia this city command ing rentals that would buy a very respect able house in a smaller city. Two-Btory apartments—those that occupy parts of two floors, with an interior staircase — often rent for $5,000 to $6,000. This year, however, has broken all records for high prices in this line of real estate. An apartment-house has recently been built A PARADISE IN RESERVE White Earth Reservation Should Be Opened. 300,000 ACRES IN SIGHT Indians Well Able to Take Care of Themselves. BEAUTY SPOT OF MINNESOTA There Are 300,000,000 Feet of Pine —Other CliaraeterlatlCM of the Region. From a Staff Correspondent. White Earth, Minn., Nov. 2.—The ideas of Indian Commissioner Jones and Presi dent Roosevelt regarding the breaking up of Indian reservations and leaving the Indian to stand or fall by his own. efforts, cannot be applied to the White Earth reservation any too soon to suit many, perhaps a large majority of the Indians. Its early application would please also thousands of white men who would like to get possession of some of the fertile land of this magnificent reservation or start up some kind of business in the villages that would spring up along the railroads that would be built the moment the 1,152 scuare miles of this Indian country were open to settlement or sale. The White Earth Indians have reached such a stase of development that the best course to be pursued for them, for the state and the federal government, is to remove the reservation lines and treat the Indians in all respects as what they are _citizens of Minnesota amply able to take care of themselves. For years the Indians of this reservation—many of them since 1889—have held their lands in allotments. This idea of giving the In- ; dians their land in severally is no new one, though there is a little more talk about it at present than usual. For some years now it has been the policy of the Indian commissioners and the government to break v? tribal ties, abolish reserva tions, set the Indians down among the whites and let them work out their own destiny, like other Americans. Indeed, the Nelson act of 1889, introduced by Sen ator Nelson of Minnesota, then a mem ber of consress, was designed as the basis of the work of dispensing with res ervations in Minnesota, and the lands within the White Earth reservation were designated as the rrecially favored ones I for the Indians to take their allotments. Many of them have taken their allot ments elsewhere, but about 5,000 of Mm / the assembly. The various city depart ments will be filled up with Sulllvans and the clan will absorb the entire city gov ernment. And eventually? Well, they say that Big Tim believes .that he could train himself to make an imposing ap pearance In the United States senate. That wouldn't be so bad an ending for a boy who hustled barefoot across City Hall park crying his stock of papers twenty five years ago. near Madison square, in which the small est (three-room) apartments rent for $1,400 a year, and the largest (eleven room) for $7,000. On Riverside drive there are new flats for which $10,000 rental is asked, although they are not usually called flats when such prices are reached. At the head of the list, and of anything in this line that has ever been contemplated, is a new apartment building on upper Broad way, now nearing completion, the finest apartments in which are to rent for $20,000 a year. Impecunious applicants for rooms here are referred to a small. Inside suite which is held at the trifling rental of $3,000 a year. "None but millionaires need apply" might well be the inscription above the entrance of this palece for rent. —Duane. nesota's 8.000 reservation Chippewas now hold title to 80 acres or more in this beautiful region. An Indian Paradise. No one can say that Uncle Sam has been heedless of his Chippewa wards or un mindful 6f their claims as the original owners of all northern Minnesota, after he has seen this reservation. Here in the heart of the state- thirty-six towns partly covered with pine, partly with hard woods, partly mixed brush and prairie and al most half rich, black, rolling prairie land, the superior to which cannot be found in this great state, were set aside for the homesteads of the Indians. It is a land of tall grasses, beautiful lakes, rapid streams of clear water, big and little game, numerous fish. It is on the height of land between the Red river and Mis sissippi water sheds. Emerging from the timber region of the state, the boundary line between wiiich and the prairie sepa rates the reservation almost in half, the traveler looks out for miles and miles over a great sweep of fertile country dotted with lakes, threaded with streams. Behind him is the forest with its great trees, its dense undergrowth, its sugges tion of wild life and mystery. Remem bering the fine woodlands through which he has traveled and viewing the beautiful panorama of prairie spread out before him, far away toward the Red river, he sees at once that this is a veritable chosen land. Indians Progressive. Virgin as most of the reservation is, it is by no means a wilderness. Substan tial houses stand out on the prairie land scape or nestle in the timber, and at this season of the year countless stacks of grain and hay may be seen on .the prairies and, now and then, herds of fat cattle. Four-fifths of the Indians on this reser vation are of mixed blood, and many of these mixed bloods have profited by the government's generosity in farm machin ery and tools, and have become success ful farmers. Each Indian man, woman and child was given eighty acres of land, and those who broke forty acres within a specified time were permitted to take 160 altogether. Thus an Indian family may own thousands of acres of fine land. Some of it, perhaps, they took in the sugar bush, some perhaps in a favorite hunting, regioa^or o*«*,lake or river, and the rest on the prairie. These Indians were no fools in picking land, and it may be safely asserted that their allotments cover the cream of this most fertile and beautiful region. With free land and fFee machinery, it was easy to make a living and not difficult to do far more. The pa ternal government cut and issued lumber to them according to their needs, so that to-day the Indian family that has not a frame or log house is rare indeed, though some may prefer the wigwam for the most of the year. Moreover, the reservation blacksmith and carpenter shops repair the wagons and machinery, the warehous< s supply stoves that heat the houses and cook the food, rations are issued to the sick and feeble aged, and. the children are educated and boarded free of cost in .the Indian schools. No More Paternalism. For those who have enough white blood to be progressive, eager to get rich and desrrous of better things Uncle Sam's as sistance has been very valuable, but they are of the class who would have got along anyway, with just a little help at the start. There was and is no reason why they should to-day have any more assis tance from the government that the white settlers of Becker or Norman counties, within which this reservation lies. These prosperous Indian farmess are citizens. They vote for congressmen and state of ficers, but instead of paying taxes they receive help from the government. They are well governed, peace and ord>er are A SORRY DAY POR THE BOOT-LEGGER When the Canteen Is Back on Guard Duty Again, maintained end the agent's court deals out Justice without charge to those who are benefited. As for the backward Indians, mostly fullbloods, about a thousand in all—it is the reservation system and government help that keep many of them from im proving their condition. The Indian, like some other people, Is content with the minimum effort that will support life. If government rations are forthcoming in the hour of need, if he can get most of the tools and utensils he needs from the ware house, the average Indian ia not going to hurt himself working,. He will fish a little, hunt a little, work a little on the farms and in the lumber camps, let his wife and children gather wild rice, and loaf a lot. A Ration-Getting? Device. Of late, to be sure. It has been made a strict rule to issue no provisions except to the sick and aged, but this, has not accomplished its purpose, for the Indian is a natural communist, and the moment the old father or mother gets some flour it is divided up among the family, no matter how able-bodied the children may be. Indeed, they often use the old peo ple as a regular means of breaking into the warehouse. Thrown absolutely upon their own resources, large numbers of Indians of this kind would give a good account of themselves. They can work when they have to and are amply able to take care of themselves. Some of them, of course, can never be weaned from their present ways. They are too old to change. To the end they will be wig wam Indians, living as nearly as possible as their fathers lived before them. But with their hunting and fishing, their wild rice, their trapping, they can get along and, having land of their own, they will not be without a place to pitch their tents. But what will become of the chronical ly sick, the feeble, aged and the help less young if the Indians are placed on the same Tsasis as white people? The Indian schools will take care of the young and some sort of a hospital should be provided for the old. Then the problem is solved. If the 5,000 White Earthers were full-bloods, every one, it would be a hard er problem. But here intermarriage is solving the Indian question by absorbing the red man into the white race and lay ing the foundations of thousands of fam ilies whose'posterity will proudly boast of their Indian blood. Aa the Outsider Seea It. From the standpoint of the outsider who wants to get in, there is no reason why the reservation should not be opened up. Conceding that the Indians have taken the cream of the land in their reser vations and making allowance for a large part which, as pine lands, will not be open to the homesteader, there remain thousands and thousands of acres of for est and prairie land of great fertility and well worth taking for nothing. The total of unallotted and unreserved land, good and bad, is 342,028 acres. Then, too, eventually the owners of the alloted lands will be able to sell them. The law pro vides that they cannot sell for twenty five years from the time of allotment— for most, perhaps all of them, this period began with 1889—but half that time is already past, and it may be possible to change this provision. It is claimed that a majority of the Indians will oppose the I opening of the reservation if they are not given title simultaneously with the open ing, so that they may sell their lands if j they choose. Many of the allotment own j ers doubtless are possessed of sufficient worldly wisdom to' be allowed to do as they please with their lands, but It would be most unfortunate for many of them if they were allowed to sell their birthrights 'until they had learned by hard experience : that land is easier to get rid of than to iget, and that in the hurly burly of life !in common with the white man It is a I good thing to have a piece of land that I is your own. After the Opening. But in any event the opening of the reservation would bring in a new popula tion, numbered in the thousands, towns I and villages would spring up, 30,000,000 I feet of pine would be cut, and the Indians being everywhere in contact with prosper ous white farmers, could not fail to learn from them. Then, too, the Indian boys and girls coming back from the schools, would not be compelled to sink again to the wigwam's level, as so many of them do now, but would find among the new population, and yet at home, opportuni ties to apply their training and utilize their learning:. Within a few years from the opening the 32 townships of the reser vation —four of the original towns have already been ceded —would support a busy population of 25.000 or 30,000 "in place of the stationary 5,000 who now make but partial use of their opportunities. The influx of such a population would mean much to the towns around the res ervation and would create a market for a large amount of manufactured goods— so that distributing and manufacturing centers, such as St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth, though remote from the.reserva tion, would be greatly benefited by its opening. Thus it will be seen that all consider ations favor the early opening of this reservation. —Theodore M. Knappen. EUROPE FRIGHTENED BY OUR GOODS Agitation Started That May Result in a Boycott of the United States. Germany Making Special Ef forts to Turn Emigrants From U. S. to China. London, Nov. 2.—The outory against the American Invasion in the commerce and industry of Europe, which was started in the capitals of central Europe, Is echoed now in all the western cities. This has aroused a sentiment in England for a commercial union of all English speaking nations against the agitators. The footing gained on the continent, especially by the big shoe firms of Amer ica, has aroused the conservative ele ments, who claim that unless something is done to check "Yankee* thrift all the industries of the world will be crippled. Not a day passes without a meeting of protest by merchants and manufacturers in some European city, but despite the continued agitation no international ac tion is taken. The Spectator, discussing the continued agitation in central Europe against the United States says to-day: There is, on the face, a real danger. If GERMANY TRIES TO TURN ITS EMIGRANTS FROM THE U. S. TO CHINA. Berlin, Nov. 2.—The government Is about to establish an official emigration department for the purpose of directing the stream of German emigration away from the United States toward the German colonies. The supervision of emigration is at present conducted by the colonial so ciety under the advisory control of Chan cellor yon Buelow. Tile new department will soon be fully organized and will for mally take over the management of emi gration in the hope that paternal regula tion will induce emigrants to settle in Africa, China, Samoa and other spots where the German flag floats. The announcement of the creation of the new department open with the admission that probably some time will elapse be fore the tide of emigration to America 1b checked, "owing to the unfortunate in ability of our countries to afford a guaran- ALFRED THE AWFUL UNLOOSENS A POEM ON THE DUKE'S HOME-COMING. London, Nov. 2. —To-day the London public will not only welcome the Duke and Duchess Cornwall and York home after a long absence, but will also have an op portunity of expressing the thanks of the nation to the royal tourists for all they have done in the interests of the British empire. Considerable progress has been made with the work of decorating the streets along the route to be taken by the royal procession from Victoria station to Marlborough house. The scheme of decorations, however, is somewhat incomplete. Victoria station and St. James street alone present a gay and festive appearance. The former has become in twenty-four hours as bright and cheerful as a railway terminus can be made with flags, bunting, drapery, and evergreens. The archway, out of which the procession will emerge into the court yard is one mass of floral decorations, and a fresh coat of paint has been given to all the woodwork in the immediate vicinity of the platform where the royal train will draw up. RESULT OF THE DEPARTURE OF THE FRENCH FLEET FOR THE LEVANT. London, Nov. 2. —Commenting upon the departure of the French fleet for the Levant the Paris correspondent of the London and New York Times says: The French opposition is now menacing the government because it sent out the squadron to the Levant without permission of tie par liament. The correspondent remarks that it is folly to expect that the French government would deliberately inform another govern ment In advance of Its intention to support the arguments of diplomacy by force of arms. A great majority of impartial French men support the action of the authorities. In fact, the invasion of the brilliant and strange POSSIBILITY OF TROUBLE OVER THE AMEERSHIP OF AFGHANISTAN. London, Nov. 2. —The reserve of the Rus sian press, amounting in some quarters to practical silence, in regard to the political situation in Afghanistan, has caused con siderable comment in diplomatic circles in touch with Downing street, and some doubt has been cast upon the accuracy of dispatches from Simla stating that all was Quiet at Kabul, and that Hablbullah Khan had been recognized as Ameer of Afghanistan by his brothers and chief of the native troops. It is learned from Russian sources of information that the new Ameer is considerably disturbed by the sudden withdrawal of his brothers and has taken timely measures of de fense, surrounding himself with strong bodies of faithful troops. It is also said that he has sent out on all the roads leading to Kabul strong detachments, which will prevent the return of his brothers to the capital, or. if possible, bring them back as rebel prisoners. Hab ibullah is also believed to be aware that under the flag of his elder brothers, Omar will assemble enormous numbers of the warlike people of the hills, who reoog- RUMORS AND FACTS—GOSSIP ABOUT KRUGER AND THE DOWAGER. Amsterdam, Nov. 2.—A story Is circu lating here that former President Kruger again contemplates matrimony, and that he has actually set his cap at the Dow ager Queen Emma. The rumor to an ob vious fairy tale. Hamburg, Nov. 2.—The importation of American coal is increasing considerably, and this coal is competing vigorously with the English product. Four colliers are expeoted shortly from the United Staes. Rome, Nov. 2.—Latest report* from the /vast n ——,_ ' in jo or air al JUVXOB the conservative parties on the continent, which include the agrarians, clericals and absolutists and the vast mass of the peas antry, should achieve a temporary triumph, a grand effort will be made to boycott the United States and the Argentine Republic as a protection for vital interests threatened by their competition. Although the movement will pass and prob ably the hatred with it, the common enemies and common interests of England and Amer ica will tend to drive all who speak Eng lish and sell and buy food freely into a single defensive group. The Daily Chronicle publishes an inter view with Sir Thomas Upton regarding trade and commerce in the United State*. 'He describes both in a "highly nourishing condition" and expresses the opinion that "the Americans are sure to become more formidable in the future owing to their promptitude in executing orders and their modern methods." teed existence to new comers. There is one encouraging sign, however, whereas formerly 'foreign country' meant exclu sively the United States to the mind of the intending emigrant, east Asia, espe cially China, is now attracting atten tion." The colonial society cherishes the belief that the 26,000 members of Germany* lately returned Chinese legation will prove eloquent emigration missionaries. It is stated that the soldiers are full of enthusiasm over the fine climate, rich crops and untilled fields of Pe-Chi-li and Shan Tung, as well as over the many opportunities awaiting industrial laborers in those provinces. Warning is given that more laborers ar« not needed in the far east, where they will only serve to swell the army of unem ployed coolies. On the other hand, me chanics, artisans and agriculturists of small means are advised to turn their eyes eastward. St. James street Is a fluttering kaleid ooope of Venetian masts clothed in crim 6on, with ropes of red, white and blue roses and myriads of flags of every known device. Piccadilly and other thoroughfares look dull by comparison. The length of the route is about a mile and a third, and twenty-five minutes will be occupied in covering the distance. Seats and windows to view the procession have realized about J50.000. Alfred Austin, the poet laureate, circu lates in the press twelve rhyming stanzas entitled "A Royal Homecoming." He di lates on the "young commonwealths surg ing with life, yet ruled by law," which the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited, and alluding to their share in the South Africa war says: "The fountain of youth, England, In mel lower years, Hath found and drained bo that sh« ne'er need know What nature feels when autumn stack* and seres Or yule gusts blow." world of the orient by a French fleet fire* the popular imagination and relieves the mo notony of events by -which France has been seriously bored. Vienna, Nov. 2.—The prospect of a French naval demonstration In Turkish waters is not contemplated wkh lndlffer^ ence in the Austrian capital, but It it be» lieved that Turkey will yield. It is thought possible that the British squadron now at Malta will be ordered to Turkish waters. The Vienna Taglaas says the appear* ance of western European war vessels will have a lasting effect on the Turkish population. One spark would suffice to blow up the Turkish powder magazine. nlze him as the lawful successor to Abdur Rahman, and look ppon Nasrullah Khan as the favorite of England. It Is als+ thought at St. Petersburg that Habl bullah has resolved to ask the assist ance of the Czar and the Ameer of Bak hara, promising always to be the faith ful friend of Russia. A highly placed Russian official is said to have expressed the opinion that Naa rullah Khan and Omar Khan would not take their brother's proclamation as Ameer quietly. It is even stated that the sympatheties of the troops and the people of Afghanistan are not-with Habl bullah, but with Omar, whom they will endeavor to seat on his father's throne, and that it Is impossible to foresee th« exact couse and time of events, but without doubt the country will shortly be in the throes of a general Insurrection, which will not be in the power of na tive troops to auell. In particular, the warlike tribes, who are always in a state of ferment, and who were only united under the despotic rule of Abdur Rahman, will now try to gain their independence. Such is the semi-official opinion in St. Petersburg. prison of Urbino says that the «toted brigand Joseph Musolino, is extremely downcast and rigid precautions are ■ taken to prevent him from committing suicide. The capture of Musolino was kept secret for a week or more by the Italian govern ment. For three years hundreds of sol diers and police had been sent Into the province of Regglo with the object .of catching Musolino and had failed. It was. some time, therefore, before they could believe that the man who was caught so far away in the province of Pesario could be the redoubtable brlgwid himself. ..