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to VOL. 39. NO. 27. BELLOWS FALLS, VT., THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1894. TEN PAGES i m. gcUowft fall "Poatcffice. Offiok Horns : 7 a. m. to 8 p. m. Sunday, M.80 a. Ill, to 10.80 a. ni., BARNEY CANNON, JH., P. M. MAILS TO AND FHOM Boston Close nt 8.13 a. m., 1.20, 3.35 and 8 p.m. Arrivo at 11.50 a. in., 7.05 anil 10.55 p. in. New York Closo at 8.15 a. m., 1.15, 8.35, 5.55 ami 8 p. in. Arrive at 12 in., 2.5U, 6.05 and 10.55 p. in. Rutland Way Close at 11.40 a. m., and 6.55 p. m. Arrive at 8.25 a. m. and 1.25 p. in. Sullivan Way Close at 11.40 a. lu., 5.55 and 8 p. in. Arrive at 4-.40., and 8.20 a.m., 1.25 p.m. South Acworth, Drewsvllle, Alstead and Langdon, N. H. Closo at 12 m. Arrive at 8 a. in. Townshend, Grnfton, Cambrldgeport, West minster West and Athena Close at 12 m. Arrive at 11 a. in. Saxton'8 River Close at 8.30 and 12 m., 4.15 and 7.20 p. m. Arrive at 8.10 and 11 a. iu., and 1.10 p. m. . ,. H. R. BECKWITH, t - " ARCHITECT. Office at Residence, No: 37, Summer St. Claremont, N. H. 48-39 H. D. RYDER, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Arms Block, Bellows Falls, Vt. 48-37 GEORGE A. BROWN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW Boom 60, Ames Building, Cor. Washington and Court sts. 9-39 Boston, Mass, O.M.GEORGE, DENTIST, - . Room No. 1, UPSTAIRS, 52-38 Union Block, Bellows Falls, Vt. ' W.F.CASSIDY, LIVERY) FEED AND SALES STABLE, Towns Hotel Barn, Bellows Falls, Vt 86-38 EDWARD KIRKEAND, M. D. OFFICE AND RESIDENCE, SOUTH ST. Office honrs till 9 a. m., 1 to 2 and 6 to 7.30p.m. Connected by telephone. 48-38 C. E. C APRON, MERCHANT SAILOR, 22 89 Bellows Falls, Vt. MARBLE AND GRANITE CO. X3AYER & SMITH'S RUTLAND BRANCH. Westminster Street, Allbee's Block, 48-38 Bellows Falls, Vt. GEORGE A. WESTON, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY. Office In Town Hall Building, over postofllce. Bellows Falls, Vt. 48-37 WALKER &. HOLDEN, INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS Placed in Reliable Companies at Reasonable Rates. - Town Hall Building, 22-39 Bellows Falls, Vt. MISS FROST, TEACHER OF PIANO AND HARMONY , . Synthetic Method. 17-39 Saxton's River, Vt. Main Street, GEORGE F. BALL, FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE. Arms' Block, 18 39 Bellows Falls, V t . R. H. RAMSAY, DOORS, SASH, GLAZED WINDOWS, AND GLASS, BLINDS In White Trimmed or Painted. Farr's Block, 26-39 Canal Street. H.J.HUNTOON, GUN AND LOCKSMITH. Dealer in Guns, Ammunition and Fishing Tackle. Jobbing of every description. On School St. Stairs, 48 38 Bellows Falls, Vt. GILBERT A. DAVIS, COUNSELLOR at LAW and PENSION ATTORNEY. Windsor, - - Vermont. Felchville office open on Mondays. THE F. B. F. GROCERY CO., Successors to M. B. Kelley, CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES, Agent for the Bridal Veil Flour. Granger Block, 30-38 Bellows Falls, Vt. A. W. GORHAM, DOCTOR OF VETERINARY SCIENCE. Graduate of McGill University of Montreal, 20 School Street. 26-39 MRS. E. P. KNIGHT, LADIES' TOILET PARLORS, Room 8, Brown's Block, 19-39 Bellows Falls, Vt. DR. E. W. KNIGHT, DENTAL PARLOUS, Brown's Block, Canal Street. urace nours, 8 to a a. m., ana l to 5 p. m. 19-39 :h. m. weeden TUNE RAN D R E GI7 L A TO R OF PIANOS AND ORGANS. Graduate of NT. E. Conservatory School of a jriano-ione runing. 82-39 Address, Rockingham, Vt, GEORGCH. GORHAM, M. D., Bellows Falls, Vt. Practice limited to the diseases of the Eye, Ear, Throat and Nose. Office hours 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 4, and 7 to 8 p.m. xuesaays ana r nuays ai uranieDoro. 48-38 B. FALLS MARBLE WORKS, H. K1n or. lr.. Pronrietor. MONUMENTS, TABLETS and HEADSTONES constantly on hand. Scotch anil American Granite Monuments a specialty. Call and ex amine. Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, Vt. 4S37 LEWIS C. LOVELL, PUBLIC HACK to and From all Trains. Carriages for Weddings and Funerals. Order Book at Pierce's Drug Store. 52-38 GEORGE ANDREWS, Locksmith and General Repair Shop. Bicycle Work and Safe Locks a specialty, Also Inscriptions put on Marble and Granite Monuments. 18 39 Farr's Block, Canal St., Bellows Falls. E. H. CARTER, Dealer in Improved Farms, Wild Lands, and Ileal Estate Mortgages. Wahpeton, Richland Co., North Dakota. 4K-37 THE O. M. BAKER JUNK CO. DEALERS in ALL KINDS of OLD Jt'SK Rubber and Metals a specialty. Rags, Old Rope, Bags, Sheep Pelts, Furs, etc. Agents - . - , .. i i i i . i- . i . i , W&nieil W UUy OH! JUIIK. V-1U1111-.1I.-V1 111 satisfactory gnaramy. commission at lowed. George Street, Bellows Falls. 24-40 ; Quart ij; j:j .Oysters . i;j Ij; yields 36 per j:j i;i cent, of nut ri- ; : tion. You ; j: get just four jij ji: times the nu- ; j;j trition in one j-j 0 package of jij jjjirjr Hornb jjj jij H-OfSZ jjj Segal glinjetrttacments. C. L. KING ESTATE. STATE OF VERMONT, j The Probate Court Westminster, ss. j for said District. To all persons intere-ted in the estate of O. L. King, late of Rockingham in said district, deceased, Greeting : You are hereby notified that this Court will decide upon the allowance of the account of Zina H. Allbee, Administrator upon said estate, and degree distribution thereof to the fiersons entitled at the session thereof to be leld at the Probate Office in Bellows Falls on the 7th day of July, A. D. 1894, when and where you may be heard in the premises, if you see cause. 25-27 L. M. READ, Judge. FreedQm Notice. Having given my son, Charles N. Farr, his time during his minority, 1 shall claim none of his earnings and pay no debts of bis con tracting after this date. ROBERT D. FARR. Westminster, Vt., May 28, 1894, Our Low Prices Always attract economical buyers . This year our prices are lower than ever, and the goods better. Step in and see our 1 Russet Shoes for Ladies and Gentlemen at $2.50. They are in all respects equal to Shoes sold at $3.00 at other stores. They Are Fetching the trade in crowds that are daily in creasing. Our Boys', Misses' and Child ren's Russet goods are sure to have a larger sale than ever this season. Prices run from 75c to $1.50. The low price news spreads. One customer brings another. The Trade - In Hat and Furnlsliing departments is showing daily increasing activity. Derby Hats at 98c, $1.25, $1.50; worth 50c to $1.00 more. Straw Hats 15c, 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00. The greatest values we have ever shown. Men's Hosiery, 2 pairs for 25c, are having an immense sale. They are the regular 20c a pair kind ; and the same bargain story runs all through the store. Men's fine French Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers is a banner bargain at 50c and are the 75o quality. ' Hammocks at prices that will astonish you. Fully 20 per cent lower than last year's prices. C. H.Waite, " Big Hat," Bellows Falls. WE WON'T GO THERE ANY MORE! i EVERYBODY will be glad to know that Jack Jones has taken the JMorrell Cure, and neither uses tobacco, morphine or liquor now, and he used to have all t hree of these curses attached to him. These "three devils" are hard ones to kill, but the Morrell Cure never fails to cure any man or -woman who is faithful in taking the treatment. After we have taken away the. love for the accursed thing, we cannot make it impos sible for the patient to go back to drink. No one can. IF you have any one in mind who has no mental balances, no moral backbone, don't bring him to us, if he has millions of money. We are after saving men, and to save men, it is necessary to have MEN to save. Some of those fellows love their deg radation and "glory in their shame." It's no use to cure such fellows; they won't stay cured ! Write us for particulars, and we will "keep quiet" about it. MORRELL CURE. Nearly 20 Institutes in Vermont. VERMONT ACADEMY, Saxton's River, Vt., A first class Preparatory and Academic School for both sexes. Prepares for any College. Ad mission on Certificate. Eight large buildings. Delightful location. Thirteen Teachers. Folly equipped Laboratories for Chemistry and Phys ics. 11 )me for the sick. Fine new Library building. Telescope. Gymnasium. Mliltarv drill under U. 8. Army nicer. Training tor cnaracier ana lor cinzensnip. x or catalog ana otaer Information, applv to GEO. A. WILLIAMS, Ph. D., Principal. Wanted We want names and post office addresses of reliable men 25 vrs. of age and upwards who will make good local or traveling agents for the sale of our Canadian Grown Nursery Stock. Over 70 acres under cultivation. Stock guaranteed. Our patrons are our lest references. We nuean business. No drones need apply. Ad- nress stone w f.i.i.im.ton, Temple buna ing, Montreal, P. Q. J. W. Beall, manager, Name this paper. cllfla trails Spnw. PrllUSIIEU TllUKSUAYS BV A. W. EMERSON & CO., Proprietors. A. W. EMERSON, A. G. DAY, . A. F. SPARROW, EliITOlt Managku Local Assistant One copy, one year, in advance, - $1.50 One copy, six months, in advance, - .75 One copy, three months, in advance, - .40 Single copies, . . - - -05 I , . ' CHANGE OF ADDKESS. ' Subscriber who change their postofllce ad dress should notify us promptly of the fact and send their old as well as new address, that we may be able, to make the chunge on our books without delay. Subscribers neglecting to notify us of a change of residence, will be held responsible for all papers sent to old address, unless ordered discontinued and paid to date. ! 9-It is our invariable rule to expect noti fication from subscribers who wish Tub Times discontinued to their address. We have no desire to force our paper upon any i one and a postal card order to our ollioe will promptly take from our list any name not in arrears. I ADVERTISERS Will And The Times the best advertising medium iu southern Vermont. Located in a thriving manufacturing village and railroad center, at the border line of two states, and circulating in those states and In four coun ties, it is not excelled as a means of reaching a large and thrifty population. Rates will be furnished on application. Marriage, birth and death notices will be inserted free, but a charge of 5 cents a line will be made for obituary matter. Cards of thanks, Business Notices, and all matters, not of a public na ture, must be paid for in advance at the rate of 10 cent per line each insertion. Busi ness notices in local column, 15 cents per line. THE TRAMP AND THE HIGHWAY. Coxey and his nondescript retinue were the legitimate subjects of a great deal of ridicule and contempt. His crazy undertaking and grotesque meth ods could hardly have been expected to meet with any other reception. Who shall say, however, that his impracti cable ideas do not contain the germ of what with proper treatment might de velop into one of the most popular and beneficial movements of the age? The demand for good roads is by no means original with the sage of Massil lon, nor will it lose any of its force by the failure of his ill conceived and bad. ly managed expedition. The sentiment in favor of improved highways is not a mushroom formation but a plant of long continued and sturdy growth. Seemingly of spontaheous: origin, fos tered by a diligent press and astute leaders of public opinion everywhere, it has taken deep root in the minds of a long-suffering people, and its propor. tions are such as to give promise of an abundant fruitage. ." . The need of action in the matter is everywhere conceded. What Better time than the present to formulate some definite plan for such action? The fact that this movement has ar rived at its present stage of develop ment just at the time when thousands are demanding work seems to be some thing more than a coincidence. May it not providentially prove the opening wedge to a solution of both of these grave problems? What more fitting than that a nation's unemployed should build the nation's highways ? The policy of economy and retrench ment has been assiduously preached during the hard times. Possibly it has been carried too far. Supposing, for in stance, that every state had ' appropri ated a generous sum for the building of highways. It would have furnished employment to thousands who have been suffering for the necessities of life. The money would have found its way into every channel of trade and every industry and every individual would have been ultimately benefited, while the slight increase in taxation would have been scarcely noticed. It is not yet too late, and if the doleful predic tions of still worse times are realized the opportunity will be widened. We believe this is a matter which may fairly claim a large share of the legislator's attention everywhere. Es pecially in our own state do we hope to see some action this fall. Considerable impetus will doubtless be given the movement in other states by the na tional road congress held this w eek in New Jersey. Vermont is one of the states where the matter had early at tention and some little progress has al ready been made. Let the good work go on. Let us have full and free dis cussion by the press and people until the desired end is attained. There are numerous details to be passed upon, some of which will furnish texts for future dis courses. ON A FOOL'S ERRAND. It seem scarcely credible that busi nessmen from the south are visiting New England with the expectation of securing financial aid for southern en terprises. Is it possible that they have never beard of the revolt against that particular species of folly, and that they are not aware of the disrepute, into which that -once vaunted method of rapidly acquiring wealth without work has fallen? The New England capital ist who invests money for profit has 1 ng since discovered that home enter prises are the safest and vleld best re turns, and any who are benevolcutly inclined will do well to remember the old theorem that charity should begin at home nas never been disnroven. " - To say nothing of the general busi ness depression, the northern capitalist Is not in the mood just now to risk much iu the way of business invest ment in a section whose political repre sentatives are displaying such .bitter and open hostility towards the indus tries of other sections, and are doing their best to destroy them. No, no, Mr. Dixie, go away, please ; go home and patch up your broken fences, pull up those old greenback weeds, muzzle your populist blood hounds, cease your barbarous lynching bees, grant to all your citizens equal rights and a fair show at the ballot box, stop throwing stones at northern indus tries and cussing the Yankees, and you will have little need of going begging for outside help. NOTE AND COMMENT. , A fireman and engineer were lynched by strikers at Pueblo, Col., Tuesday because they refused to strike. So we have Populists in Vermont. Nearly 50 of them, they say, had a con vention last week and nominated a list of state officers. Well, well; what next? The Burlington Daily News is a new penny paper that has the marks of prosperity. It is good looking, has lots of news and does not advertise to run any other paper off of the track. Suc cess to it. ' ' Bill Nye, in a contribution to a Sun day paper says: "Make the presiden tial term eight years and no second crack at it. Settle the national policy for eight years at least." Gee, whiz! William! You are cruel. Would you want us to endure eight years of this? In the Mud Hook regatta off Glas gow yesterday the American yacht Vigilant was beaten by the Brittania by 35 seconds. The Vigilant had a big lead, but was interfered with by small er boats. The Valkyrie was sunk in a collision at the beginning of the race, but all on board were saved. . -; - ; -'r-.-r-f The Boston Journal says : "The tor rid weather did not prevent the Green Mountain Republicans from holding one of the largest and most enthusiastic conventions on record. Their ticket is a strongi one and the state will outdo itself in the size of its Republican ma jority." That's right ; so she will. The amendment offered by Senator Morrill to the naval appropriation bill, providing that the superintendent of the naval observatory shall be a person in civil life and not chosen from the naval ranks, is a common sense meas ure, and ought to pass. In charge of a competent chief the station might be of some benefit. At the convention of the Republican league clubs at Denver there were per sonal statements of presidential prefer ences from 863 of the 900 delegates pres ent. Of this number 587 favored Mc Kinley, 142 were for Reed, 23 for Harri son and the balance divided among Allison, Alger, Cameron and Lincoln. Speaking of prophecies here are two brief extracts from the Bellows Falls Times which we may be pardoned for reproducing just at this time. They are taken from the issue preceding the national election in 1892. We believe Mr. Cleveland is above and be yond his party and acknowledge to him the partial courage of his convictions. But, as he fails to truly represent that party, so he must inevitably fail to control its actions. Placed in power we believe he would do his best to guide it in safe channels, but as a matter of history it is shown in repeated in stances that' the majority of his party is rarely guided by aught save selfish and sui cidal motives. With his ideas, the platform on which they have placed him, and the un certainties surrounding those who should be his most powerful allies, Mr. Cleveland's po sition can not be one of calmness undis turbed. We cannot go so far as do some enthusiasts in foreseeing m the possibility of Democrat ic success, an immediate and never-ending national chaos and destruction. So long as parties are made up of men, and men are free, men will be greater than parties, and false theories will, eventually, die the death. So much in justice to Democracy which holds" in its ranks many who are honest in the be lief that they are politically right. But we canhot see bow, in the event of Democratic success on Tuesday, we as a rapidly growing people, can avert disadvantage how serious or bow long continued no man can say. Be lieving in the soundness and moral height of the policies now in practice and proposed by the dominant party of to-day we can not contemplate the upheaval of such policies as anything short of unfortunate. PRESS POINTERS. Gov. Hogg of Texas has reached Bos ton; all pork and beans jokes will be barred during his sojourn. Lowell Citizen. A niicroscopist says a mosquito has 22 teeth iu his sting. When somebody counts the number of pieces iu his brass band we shall have statistics about the Insects which are worth knowing. Taunton Gazette. The United States Senate was quick to adjourn out of respect to the memory of President Carnot of France. Why couldn't it also adjourn out of respect to the people of the United States? New Bedford Mercury. There is but one logical inference from all the taritt" debate and manipulation in this congress and it is that the Mc Kiuley tariiTis near enough right to be let stand. Democratic exigency is on the other side, to be sure, even that frames a tariff on McKinley lines. Liowen uouner. We understand that the Democratic voters from Vermont are going to meet at either Waterbury or Morrisville later in the season and excursion to the top of Mount Mansfield in a double team. The seats may not all be occupied, but it will be a very pleasant trip if it don't rain. Haid wick Gazzette. Postmaster General Bissell's order against the offensive partisanship of Postmasters was not taken very ser iously at the Vermont Democratic State Convention, but it was probably taken quite as seriously as Mr. Bissell ex pected that it would be. Boston Jour nal. From a bushel of corn a dealer gets four gallons of whiskey, which retails for $16. Of this the government gets $3.60, the retailer gets $7, the distiller gets $4, the railroad gets $1, the farmer who raised the corn gets ten days or more in "the cooler," and the policeman and judge get good salaries for sending him there. N. Y. Tribune. "I look," said Comptroller of the Cur rency Eckles, "for a resumption of gen eral trade as soon as congress adjourns." and so does every thing else. But why in tne name ot common sense, does it not adjourn? Since the confederacy ob tained control congress his been the curse of the country and the bane of business. But since business is mostly northern, and congress is, through a vi olation of constitutional law, mainly southern, the protraction of the session is manifestly wilful and malicious. New York Commercial Advertiser. The law will again trv to preserve in tact the tails of horses for their benefit. The law means well, and it should be enforced; but can it prevail against rasmon ana tne wisn or gentle woman? If women did not favor docked tails, if they refused to use horses - sorely afflict ed and deprived of natural glory,, legis lation against tnis species ot cruelty might easily command respect. . Here is a feminine paradox: A woman will weep over a canary that lost a leg by a rat bite; he will nurse anxiously a bull dog that was wounded in drinking de light of battle with his peers; yet she will insist on docked tails as an orna ment to team and equipage. And she protests wnen pnuoHopners claim tnat she is naturally crueler than man Bos ton Journal. FROM EVERYDAY LIFE. There will be no cry of lamentation go up from the workingmen of this country as it becomes known that the number of emigrants leaving the United States for Europe is as large as the num ber ot immigrants coming to our snores. Favors of this kind thankfully received and credited to general depression ac count. "Yes, sir. I'm a veteran of the army. I am. It's well I remember them aw ful days nigh the valley of the Cumber land and the long and dreary marches, with nothing to eat, whem the commis sary waggins was slow. I've been all through it, comrade, and no mistake." "But, of course, the government gives you a pension." "i'eusion! iiawsy,no! it was joxeys army I was with, and the gov'nment thrun us down fur walkin' on the grass at Washington. Chicago Record. He was a hard-working and zealous board school-teacher, and had just told the class that wool comes oil' the slieep and is made into blankets, clothing, etc., to keep as warm in cold weather, and he proceeded to question little Wil lie, who had been rather inattentive during the lesson. "Now, Willie," said the teacher, "where does wool come from?" "Off the bheep's back, teach er," replied Willie. "And what then?" inquired the teacher. Willie could not answer. "What are these made from?" asked the teacher touching Willie's trou sers with the cane. "Uncle John's old 'uns," replied Willie. Tid Bits. He thought he would learn to ride a bicycle, and started for the outskirts of the .village to practice. His courage was good and he considered an instruct or quite unnecessary. He tried to mount, and, after hopping along as he had seen others, made a leap for the saddle. There was a moment's wrestle and the bicycle was on top. Next he got the thing by the side of a bank, got on and started ofT with one foot while theotherdid crank duty. The machine was contrary; he gripped the handles with all his might; no use; the second attempt was a failure, but he name down on top. Another trial was made from the bank as before. He was mad now, and pushed off vigorously; got a start; went a rod or two; the wheel com menced to wobble; he lost his seat, and plunged headlong upon the gravel road. Itesult: one sprained wrist; one skinned hand; one wrenched knee; one bruised hip. He led the machine home after dark, thinking all the while that there were a few things in the world he did not yet know, and fully persuaded to hire an ancient wheel and a teacher on the next trip. WAYSIDE TALK. We have often read of t lie ideal town of Pullman, 111., founded by George M. Pullman. Here we had. until recently, supposed employer and employe lived and worked in peace and happiness.. Everybody knows that the Pullman cars are manufactured in this town; that the laborers are furnished with good homes and are subject to certain restrictions. We. fancied that if we were a mechanic, Pullman would be just the place for us. It is not strange, perhaps, under this illusion, that we were surprised to hear of a strike there. It seems that the Pullman company has been losing money of late,- like many other corporations, and deter mined to cut the wages of employes and otherwise reduce expenses. The company offered to prove by their books mat tney were iorcea to take tnis step.. Their employes did not have confi dence in this plan and wanted to arbi trate. The company said there was nothing to arbitrate; that they ' must reduce wages or close. A strike was the result, and the daily pay roll of $7000, or $2.33 a man, on the average, ceased. This was the beginning of the present labor troubles which are absorbing the attention of the country. If the strike had been confined to Pullman it would have been of little consequence to the outside world, which is accustomed to such proceedings Unfortunately, the sympathetic strike came into play. The Pullman strikers called vipon the American Railway Union of Switchmen to refuse to handle Pullman cars. The Union acceded to their demand and war commenced. It was a very unjust move for the Union to make, for the railroads lease the Pullman cars and are forced by con tract to pay for them w hether they use them or not. The loss in boycotting them does not fall upon the makers, but upon the railroads. Thus the fight . is really transferred from the Pullman company and their employes, whose, trouble it was, to the railroads and their employes, whose own' relations up to this time were friendly. It seems par ticularly unwise that 50,000 men satis factorily employed should quit work because asked to do so by 3000 men who did not think they were properly paid; especially when they were employed, by different corporations on entirely different work. This is the second chapter and finds all the principal roads of the west , and northwest moving trains w ith greatest difficulty. Passen ger service is interrupted, pensnabJe freight destroyed, and there is general , demoralization in all shipping interests. The General Managers' association: takes a firm stand, and although their roads are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars a day, propose to run their own affairs in their own way. The B resident of the American Railway fnion now declares boycott on all the roads represented by the Managers' as sociation, and calls upon engineers, firemen and brakemen to join the strike. There are 20 railroads involved and the struggle for mastery will be a hard one. It would seem to us that the victory must be with the railroads, for certainly there never has been any reasonable ground for a strike. The sympathy of the public is with the managers and it is confidently expected that they will win. There are idle men enough to take the places of the strikers provided they could work with out fear of bodily harm. Militia has been called into service again, and very likely the government . troops will be if the United States mail trains are stopped from making regular schedule : runs. All this from the Pullman strike, which amounts to nothing in compar ison with the great struggle which it has brought about. There will be more than the usual amount of suffering con nected with these labor troubles, but we hope that the State and United States authorities will act promptly and vigorously in keeping order, and in moving the mail trains. If these trains run and carry Pullman sleepers, the collapse of the strike will soon come. Admiral Farragut's old flagship, the Hartford, is to be put into commission again. This is good news and will be hailed with delight by all true Ameri can citizens. Since the loss of the Kear sarge the Hartford is the only one of the famous wooden frigates of the navy which under the law may be retained for use regardless of the cost of repairs. She is to have new boilers and modern armament and will probably be assigned to duty in the South and Central Paci fic ocean when refitted. The naval ap propriation bill contains the necessary items for repairs which will be com menced at Mare Island, Cal., where the Hartford now is, as soon as the presi dent approves it. We hope no such disaster is in store for the Hartford as -befel the Kearsage; long life to the re juvinated old frigate. It seems after all that Boss Croker just took a run across the Atlantic in the interest of Tammany; not to escape the Luxow investigating committee. At least latest reports say so. He felt that he must place his hand in Whitney's, Cleveland's ex-secretary of the navy. Aud what for? Only to induce him to become the Democratic candidate for governor of New York or, if he would . not smile at that whispering, to get his good will aud sympathy. Possibly his money is needed to help some other fel low w'ho is willing to pull the Demo cratic boat in such a current of oppo sition as has set in this year. Croker gets back just in time. The investiga ting committee has adjourned, and the boss will lay out the work to save Tam many's skin. The better element in New York is trying hard to down the ring and it is doubtful if any manipula tions of the bravest of the braves can save this rotten organization. Never theless, we'll just look about as Croker comes in.