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It said that shortening the term of compulsory service in tho German army has reduced the number of sui cides among the troops nearly one half. The Abyssinians have been Chris tians longer than either the British, French or Germans. For a thousand years, hemmed in from civilization by Mohammedan foes, they kept both their faith and freedom intaot. The English are said, by the New Orleans Picayune, to be amazed at finding, by the example of President Krnaer, that a person can be a diplo mat without the nse of a monocle, but they are sure that it is a very excep tional case. The Now York Chamber of Com merce, tho City Club, tho Fine Arts Federation and other societies are try ing to secure legislation against sky scraping buildings. They would have the height of buildings limited by the width of the ntreot on which they are built. It is not enough that a certain stout woman on a certain little island across the Atlantic should be called Victoria, Qaeen of England and Empress of In dia, but she must needs be a goddess to boot, remarks the Pathfinder. There is a sect in Orissa, Bengal, who worship her as their chief divinity, and it is discovered that her majesty is an object of worship in the temple of Phadong-Lama iu Thibet. General Schofield, in a recent inter view, stated that tho general impres sion that the powerful modern engines of war would oause enormous slaughter is a mistaken idea. "War to-day," he says, "so far as loss of life is con cerned, would be more humane than it ever was, but on the other hand, would be terribly destructive to prop erty. Cities would be destroyed, as well as ships and fortifications, but the men would fight more under cover and at longer range." A plan has been announced in Lon don to lay a telegraph cable from Shetland, the noithernmost telegraph outpost of Great Britain, to Iceland under five thousand miles ot sea. The necessary fuuds have been se cured to assure the success of the pro ject, the total cost being divided be tween Great Britain, Denmark and Iceland. The cable will, it is expect ed, greatly stimulate trade between Iceland and England, which already amounts to a considerable sum yearly. The growing influence of newspa pers in school education was illustra ted the other day at a conference of the Publio Education Association in New York, when Miss Josephine C. Locke, supervisor of drawing in the publio schools of Chicago, told how the children are being trained to search the columns of tho press in working on topics of a publio nature. It should be one of the fnnotions of every sohooi to teach the children how to read a newspaper to the best ad-vantage-and also what newspapers should be read. British Guiana Mines. Eil? nation to insist upon retaining ail X?taMUri& by Englishmen hwughoutthe disputed territory, should t a Venezuelan claims be sustained. W ork has been closed down on the properties of several syndicates, because they do not con gfdertnelrrlgUUsufflciently secure to jus tify the heavy expenditure. IAXI) " OLXHY'S DEMAND Has Asked For Papers in The Sanguilly Case. t'lnphatlc Statement Han Been Made ! to The Madrid Government. HA ANA. Cuba. April 7 -The eas of Julio KuiiKullly. it is lik-ly. will Imj deWded l,v the Mtidrid autthiritieKWMin. Kiuiguillv'H friends ure ln,M'ful that an order fur his release will i: issue.i. wien the .Madrid K'-i rii it,..,., ... r I t. ..... 1 k' . imiiiisii eiMLslll- Keuerul Williams with eo.i.- of tho papers in the apK-al proeiwlins. Mr. Williams Informed the Mute department. Secretary Olney has now tukeu the matter up and laid beforu the Madrid tfovermuent an emphatic MRtement demanding, under '".'"'V- transcript ef nil the proeeedlugs. This Is expeeteil to LriiiR the ease to nn early and eatisf.ietory conclusion. The consul-general is now l.iisv on tho eases of Walter liytfert Hud I alislo Quintcro. Pv gert remains in jail 1 1 tiunes, Init as the government's ease against him seemingly rests mainly on the identity as El Imtlisto, n chief still operating in the 'held and the sup posed identity can he easily disproved, lv pert muy soon l.e released. Iu the Havana military hosnltal there are I.TimI 111 and wounded soldiers, in tin) Principe barracks there are 800 and iu SnutiiiKO de I.os Vegai lnllrmnrv 40O. SUCCEEDS JAMESON. Karl Gray Will Rule Tilings in Hontli African 'oiiipaiiy-s Territory. UlNl'ON, Eng.. April 7-Knrl (irav will succeed lr. .la:nc-on as administrator of the chartered South African company's terrl- i tory. 11c was one of the original applicants j iora ennrier and has ticen nu Influential RABI. OBAT. Successor to Jameson in South Africa. director of thu company, years of age. tall, dark He is 43 find hand some. He lias en an earl only about two yars. The family of (iruy is one of the i.hlest lii Northumberland, and tho present earl t races his lineage hack to Sir John (iruy. a knight of ISerwii-k. in tho foiirti vuth .i-nttiry. l!arl (iniy hn- made a minder i d expeditious in S'n'.tli REAL RULER OF EGYPT. In Now Lord Ooiner, tin- British A inliiissailiii- at (uii ii. I.ONHON'. Kiig., April 7 Lord Cronier, tlie liriiish minister at Cairo, who i the real ruler of 1-gypt. is a man of the greatest abil ity in his profevloii. l'.ver sinee his pointiiient in lss;t he has been no end ot anxiety to the Tri'icli, and for this, if (or no other reason, might be expeeted to en joy, us he doe?., the absolute Confidence i.iiiiD cnoMi:it. liriti.-li Amlnissador at Curio. Egypt. of his own government. Lord Cromer was formerly a European commissioner of public debt in Egypt. He was selected us one of tlie controller ' general, represent ing England mid 1-Yuiice when Khedive is wall was deposed by thu llrninu of the .sul tan in 1X7!'. When' Tewilk l'nshn became ruler of Egvpt iu Cromer told him bluntlv that' if he gave the English nny trouble he would be deposed, so he resigned himself to tlie inevitable. "C risis Is Xeur." M.U'KIP. Spain, April 7 The cabinet has adjourned for a rew days, when it honest" receive news of the action taken by the United States Congress on the (Uentiou of Cuban belligerency. The Ilcraldo prints iu big type. "Crisis Is Near."' There is n gen eral feeling In official circles that president Cleveland will sign the belligerency resolu tions, but will postpone giving them efl'ict In a declaration. The Kaiser and Bismarck. MERLIN, Germany, April 7 Tho semi official press are conjecturing that the em peror is again warming towards prince Bis marck. The Bismarck newspapers do not accept any criticism of the prince, dealing with the ex-chnncollor as belonging to past history, aud hold that it is probable he will still be called to guide the state through a crisis. A Hundred Slain. LOXDON. Eng.. April 7 A Buluwayo dis patch says that the Miitabelus have slain 100 whites and that 200 are titill missing. Vermont Sheep For Africa. MIDPLEIU'ItY, Vt., April 7 George Noonan and E. P. Morrison of Addison, Vt., will sail from Boston for South Africa, tak ing with them two carloads of first-grade merino sheep for breeding. The sheep were selected iu thb vicinity. Terrell Back From Turkey. NEW YORK, April 7 Hon. Mr. Terrell, United States minister to Turkey, was a passenger on the steamer Furst Bismarck, which 1ms just arrived from Naples ana Genoa. When seen at Quarantine he ap peared in splendid health, and said he in tended leaving for Washington as soon as he landed. He regretted thut he had nothing to say for publication at present. Succeeds Pres. Hippolyte. NEW YORK, April 7 The Haytian lega tion received a cablegram announcing tho election of general Tiresios Simon 8am, min ister of war under Hippolyte, as president ot i Haytl, and that the oountry continues per- 1 lastly quiet. I'KVoTKU K THE lXTr.HI STs OF KSSKX (OI NTY. POND, VT., FIJI DA V, Revival of THE 0VYMP1C GAMES. Revived With Modern I.vents in I lie Mud lou at At hens, Greece. ATHENS, Greece. April "-The inaugura tion of the modern Olympic games which are to be hel l this week at Athens is duo to u Freuehmiui. Hunm de Cotibertin. who prides himself on being a Philliellene and who has extensively trai led iu (l reive. Hiul also to tlie assistance ..f many influential men of nearly every citijie. nation. It is through tin-iiiirmi s i iierg and entlnisia-m that nu international eoiier-s was held m l'nris last May which di-cussed the ull-im-portunt qucsti in of amateurs or profession als in the great matter of international eon tests ill vurious sports and suggested that the first games be held In Athens iu By liberal contributions fund- were pro vided aud experts immediately put to work, aud the iitnient pnnatlieiiie .-ladion luis been reproduced more purely clu-sic in it, architectural details thiin it was under tic artintle decadence of the Itoman Empire. The managing committeeof twelve ut Athens has drawn the tollowlng programme of ath letic sports: Foot raei, jumping, throwing the diskos, rope and pole climbing, gymiia.-tlc exercises, palacst rn.or w rest ling.swi mining. marksman ship, horsemanship, rowing, bicycling. in throwing the disko- ..r pulling the .shot tueutblotes will stand in pair-, according to the number each will receive ut the drawing ot lots, about twenty-lhe metre troin the spot where they are to throw. The lir-t one then advances to the spot and mounts on u square platform of J 1-j metres, 1'verv Contestant is entitled to three throws. The diskos is an iron-clad bull, having on each side a brass eagle u make up tin, necesr,ar Weight of about live pounds. Iu the Pan-Hellenic trial contest that took place rc-ently tor c. . u' oos,. of picking out those lo compete at lite lute, l(Mt,,.un, games the record attuiuc.l iu throwing the lilskos was 2') metres, thu highest record known. The palaestra, or wretling.will take place in a round hollow, imbedded wlih sand, seven metres in diameter und 1.1 metres in depth. Lots ulphahetl. -ally arranged will be drawn. Those w ho draw the same letter form a pair in the pulalra. Those having the let ter" A" will compete tlrst. tho-c having "ii" next, und so on. Alter the withdrawal of those vanquished the victors me to compete fur Instance, the victor of pair "A" to com pete with the one of pair "IS" and so on, un til only one pair o! contestants is left, and the lust winner is proclaimed sole victor of the palaestra. Should tlie number of contestants be odd then a blank lot is placed with the other- : the one who gets It i- called "ephedros" (an athlete excluded from the oiycing eoute-t and does uot participate in the lir-l contest. At the close of the ilrst contest the same rawing of lots Is repeated and a new "ephe dros" elected, until the ia-t "epheres" com petes with the victor, ut the close of which contest the palaestra is announced as ended. The rules prohibit the seizing of the head or legs, and use of nails. ihe trial races were held a week ago from Marathon to Athens for the purpose of se lecting two champions to compete lit the long-distance international race. The con testants were 100 in number and started on their run from the very same point whence the messenger from the Held of Marathon had started. There were over 50.000 spec tators and the king with his sons attended the race iu a coach. Two of the eontestaut ftnts ran the distance, which is a little over twenty-five miles, iu three hours and eighteen second.-. America's representatives in the Olympic games the Princeton aud Boston athletic association teams-were due in Athens the morning before the inauguration of the contest. It was very unfortunate that the men will get to the scene of action practi cally at the eleventh hour, us they will be lii poor shape after the sea voyage and the subsequent railway journey. The best man lii the American aggregation Is, without a doubt, Thomas Burke, one of the four men sent by the boston athletic as sociation. Burke, at his own distance, n quarter mile, Is considered by many to bn a world beater, and he will bo re membered as wining that event in the inter national games last fall in 49 seconds. He ts entered to compute In the 100, 400 tmd HO0 metres, practically the 110, 440 and 8S0 yards. He has a record of 10 1-5 seconds for 100 yards, 11 2-5 seconds for the 220 and 32 2-5 seconds for the 300. If lit and well, ho is morally certain to win at least one of the events "for which he is entered. Ellery H. Clark, another member of tho Boston A. A. team is a Harvard student, lie Is said to have thrown the hammer 123 feet aud to have jumped 21 feet and 10 inches. He is entered for tho high and broad jumps und the hop step and jump. Arthur Blake will represent the Bostoulnns in the 1.000 and 1.500 metre runs and also in the 25-mile run from Marathon to Athens, hold In memory of the runner who died in his effort to bring to Athens the news of the Persian defeat. Blake has an enviable repu tation ns u runner of great endurance aud as a phenomenal finisher. Two years ago he won tlie Indoor mile championship of the X. E. A. A. A. V. in 4m. 39 4-5s, At New Haven, May 15. 1895, he was beaten two yards by ,1. P. Morgan, Yale's crack miler,iu 4m. 32 2-5s. T. 1 Curtis, the least-known of tho Bos ton team, is looked upon as a "comer"' iu track athletics. Ha tins records of 5 feet 10 5-8 inches for the high jump and 21 feot 10 inches for the jump, und is entered along With Clark in both these events. The team is under tho control of John Graham, athletic manager of the Boston A. A. Along with the team are W. Welles Hoyt, a hurdle racer and pole vaultor, and (inrduei Williams. Both ure members of tho Boston A. A., and, though not included In the regular team. Hoyt may compete lu his specialties and Williams in the swimming mutches. The Princeton t"am Is in charge of its captain, Robert (iarrett. Jr. Uarrott is a Baltimorcan by birth. He is a member of the junior class. He prepared for college at Princeton under tutors and entered the scientific department in September 1893. I'rom his freshman year ho has been notable us a track athlete. Lust year he won considerable attention by his all-around ability as a Jumper, hammer thrower and shot putter. In ailtheseeveuts he made a good showing, both in the Prinee .ton, Columbia and the intercollegiate games JMU -0 lrsk l'ALALBTBA IIAISED BIOHI BAKU toU JfUOHtM THK.STAKT i APRIL 10, 18(. the Olympic Games at Athens, Greece. ami was chosen captain of the track athletl leaui. At Alliens (iarrett will compete iu the broad jump und throwing the diskos the last a sport new to American athletes, but coeval w ith the Ilrst American games ever contested, (iarrett has u record of 40 feet 2 lie lies for the shot-put and Princeton pins her hopes to him in this event. In the broad jump he has cleared 20 feet 4 indies. I'riueeton has entered for the 100-metre -print a man win, is credited with having done a hundred yards in 10 seconds ilat. He is 1'raie is . l.nne, who prepared for Prince ton at Wittenberg college, Springileld, O. He entered the sophomore class in ls!H and is now a junior. I. H. Colfelt. who was to have been one of the team, could not obtain the permission of his parents to make the long trip. His place was taken bv a less prominent figure in Priucct ill's track athletics -Herbert B. Jamison, of Peoria, 111., u member of the junior ela-is of the scientific department. Jamison will compete in the 400-metre race. His best ti for the 410 yards is ,1: seconds, thn c second- slower than I olfelt's. Albert Clinton Tyler, a Wyoming bov. will represent Princeton in the 'pole vault. He entered the treshnuin ehi-s in 1S9.I, having got ready tor college iu tlie Princeton prepar atory school. Hi- record n- an athlete is an excellent one. He was a substitute on the football team, and made a good showing in both the Harvard and ue games when enptniu Leu's injuries forced him to retire Irom the contest. Tyler kept up his train ing through the winter, and when he left mi the Fiildu with his comrades he appeared to be in tip-top condition. WORK OF RESTORATION. Stupendous Task of Hectoring the St ml Ion at Alliens. ; rm .-ertal nioiitii- au unworn-,! ; bus prevailed in oue quarter of Athens. ! Herodes Aniens street behind the royal gar- ' den. one of the most retired streets" ot the j city, has resounded all daylong with the; rattle of heavy wagons bringing blocks of i marble from Pente iikou. At sunrise and I cnoss sKiiioN, u.vi.f winrn. suowis-a AKRAXoMti Nr or nn: skats. sun.-ct crowds of workingmcn were seen moving through this street, the lower end of which opens upon a bridge across the Uissos, and on the opposite bank lies the Panathenaie stadion. When the International athletic eotvfmittee, at a sessiou in Paris last yeur. decided to have n series of athletic contests once in four years iu various countries, it is not sur prising that they selected Greece for the ilrst contest. Although Greece now has as little of the athletic habit ns any nation of the civilized world, its past is interwoven with athletics. Ancient Greece witnessed n very apotheosis of athletics. Olympia is a magic word, and the committee were doubtless swayed partly by sentimental reasons In the choice of name aud place. But some tuny wonder why, since the games come to Greece, they are not to be held at Olympia to justify tho name which they have taken. This is because the origi nators of the scheme, although conceding something to sentiment, are no visionaries, but men of practical common sense. Even their concession to sentiment is likely to turn out to be a clever piece of practical inanagemeDt.calculuted to launch the games upon the world with greater eclat anil pres age of success than could have been secured in any other way. The games also have a name which wiil bo just ns true in 1900 iu Paris, and in 1904 in America, as it is this year in Athens. The stadion nt Olympia, although exca vated tit each nurt by the ttennaus, still lies In most of its course under fifteen or twenty feet of earth. But the stadion at Athens has always in modern times been a tit (dace for a monster meeting, provided people would bo contented to sit on Its sloping sides with out scats. When a locul Athenian commit tee was formed, composed of most of the citizens conspicuous for wealth or position, and some resident foreigners, under the presidency of Constantino, crown prince of Greece, one of the first questions before it was this question of seating; and its atten tion was naturally directed to tho stadion. A wealthy and generous Greek of Alex andria. George Averoff, who, liko many other Greeks living in pnrtlbus inlldelium", was known as a man always on the watch to do something for Athens, readily took upon himself the expense of restoring it to some thing like its former splendor, when it was lined with marble and seated 50,000 specta tors. Ho has already given over nine hun dred thousand drachmas, which if the drachma were nt par, would be 9180,000,but which now amounts to only about f 100,000. There Is a sub-committee of the general committee; designated as the committee on the preparation of the stndlon, composed of several practical architects, but including also the ephor general of antiquities, and the directors of tho foreign archn;ological schools. The presence of the archieologlcal element on this committee emphasizes the fact that the new work is to be a restoration ofthe old. The curliest stadion at Athens aud no Greek city could be without a .stadion ap pears to have been In the plain towurd Phaleron. It is only subsequent to the battle of Chicroneia, when Athens's political aspirations were crushed, that the stadion which we know was begun. Lykiirgos, the orator, the stanch friend of Demosthenes, tho man of unimpeachable probity, the enemy of sinners to such a degree that the Athenians used to sayot him that he "dipped his pen not in ink but in death," was in trusted with the care of the finances of the city for twelve years, and became a greater builder than Euhouleus, who, as his prede cessor had, with his "repairs of old build ings and fountains and fooleries" been a NO. 1. thorn in the fto-h of Demosthenes, who wanted to convert all the revenues of the state into sinews of wuragainstPhllip. Now that there was no more war against Philip. Lykurgos built for Athens Its Ilrst stone theiitre. and laid out the new stadion, a cer tain Peinins. the owner of the land, giving it for the purpose out of regard for Lykur gos. An indispensable t hing in a stadion was the level truck for the runners. This I.vknrgos prepared by taking away earth from the hill end and filling it in at the river end. Whether he narrowed the latter by retaining walls, or whether he made any seats, is un known. If he did so hi- work has been obliterated by the next reconstruction. This was made live hundred years afterward by a rb-li Athenian. Herodes Attieus. a con temporary of Hadrian and the Autonines. u great benefactor and builder, whose gifts adorned not only Athens but Corinth, Olym pm. Delphi, and other places. What became of all this marble magiiili enneey Whatever early travelers reported as visible, when Ziller. in lxi;M-70. at the ex pense of King iieorge. excavated the splkcu doiie as the roundi d end of a stadion. the end farthest from the entrance, was called nothing was vi-ibl-. Nature, in the shape of running water, had reasserted its right und brought down earth chough to cover the sphendoiie ten feet deep, rnaning restitution for what Lykurgos had carried away. Iu these excavations a good deal of the old marble was found in situ, particu larly of the wall bounding the arena and the front retaining wail of the scats ; two parallel curve- between which was a pa-sago for distribution of the spectators. But how little of the total was found '. The marble had been ripped away before the washing down of tin- earth. Three lime-kilns in the part excavated showed where it had gone. The arena was about li'iO feet long and 125 feet broad. The regular length of a stadion -" -;-.! i'1-se ns lino (,r-'ck feet, which was a trille shorter luao .:.o.i, f,.,,, j here was then plenty ot room to lay ouC .m., arena, between a starting-point and a goal, both somewhat-removed from the ends, the traditional course. The passageway be tween the seats and tho arena was a foot lower than the arena itself, ami as the face wall of the scats was about live feet high, people might pass to and fro during the games without cutting off the view of those iu the seats. The most singular feature of this passage, and a great surprise when dis covered, is its varying width, caused bv a continuous curve of tho bounding wall" of the scats, while the long sides of the arena are straight lines. The whole cavea thus takes the form of nn elongated horse-shoe. The practical purpose of this curve is easily sccti. It did for the spectators at the ends just what thy would otherwise be tempted to do for themselves, by getting up aud leaning forward to see ' the finish, which took place at the sphendone. For the distribution of the spectators, be sides the two horizontal passages already referred to. there was a third at the top of the cavea und thirty-one flights of steps running from top to bottom, besides two broad staircases running up the face of the end walls as far as the diazoma. On the east side, just where the curve of the spheudone begins, the seats ure broken by a rock-cut passage running oleur through the hill. This was probably made for the entrance of wild beasts into the arena. We are told that Hadrian introduced here that sort of spec tacle, which seem a desecration of .1 Greek stadion where It was customary for man to meet man in bloodless and fair encounter of strength and skill. Traces of an iron railing on the top surface of the bounding wall of the arena are an additional tohenof this use. For the completion of his work, while Herodes had four years, Averoff has had less than one. With all that human hands could do, the stadion could not be lined with marble in the time allowed. The sphendoiie will have twenty-four rows of marble seats U)i to the diazoma. lu the rest of the cavea four lower rows were completed in marble. It had been proposed to finish the rest in Peiraus lime stone, but the plan to finish in wood painted while, gained in favor.beeuuse It was believed thut the stono seats could not be finished in time, and because if the intention of Averoff is ever carried out, to finish the whole cavea in marble, a greater loss of labor will be in curred by working away nt the peinuus mar ble than by employing wooden seats, which can beeasily removed, nnd sold for something besides. So, In spite of the fact that wood is expensive in Greece, the hulk of the crowd nt the games found itself seated upon wood, with the consolation that even oak is not so hard ns marble. But the king, who will distribute the silver wreaths to the victors, will sit iu his box sur rounded by the marble splendor of the sphen done. Above the diazoma it was impos sible to lay any scnts for the present occasion, and although Averoff wishes to have the upper half also completed. vet when provision is once made for seating twenty four thousand people, it is extremely doubt ful whether any more seats will be added without the stimulus of a second great occa sion. Tho pride of the donor alone will se cure this. Averoff is a man of such modesty that ho declines to be present at the games, although he has been greatly pressed by even the king to do so. But his statue in marble wiil be set up between the llissos nnd the magnificent, double-gated, sculpture-bedecked facade of the stadion. Some De mosthenes of the present day mav thunder against him from the platform "or In the newspapers, for not giving his money to free the Greeks of Mueedona from tho op pressor, putting the stadion under the head of "fountains and fooleries ;" but most of those who come to the games will probably praise the absent donor as one who, "of all mankind, made the best use ot his money," J Essex County Herald, I W. H. BISHOP, Publisher. ! ISSUED EVERY FRIDAT -AT- ISLAND POND, VT. TERMS: St. 50 Per fear, in Advance For many year- the contests consisted only of foot-races, until in 708 B. V. wrest ling und the pentathlon were introduced. During the seventh century the "memories" ot the authorities at Olvuipia seem to have been quickened, for we then Und introduced boxing (lis B. ('.), the four-horse chariot race i lis-O B. C. l.the horse rHcesandthe pan cratium !48 it. C. ) : also the following eon tests for boy; : foot race- and wrestling (6-I2B. C. i, the pentathlon .(128 B. C), and boxing itflfi B. C.i These heavy contests murk this century as one which set special value upon muscular force and endurance. In the sixth oenturv were introduced the hoplltodroiiios, or warriors' race (520 B. C), and the soon abandoned chariot race with mule-, 500 B. C. : in the tlfth the races for mares , 496 B. C. i and for two-horse chariots 1 408 B. C. i : in the fourth, the contest for heralds and trumpeters , .j'.iil B. c.'iand char iot races with four colts 1 3s4 II, ('.): later the chariot race for two colts i 208 B. V. ), the race witli mounted colts ,2'sl It. C. i, and the pancratium f.,r lioys i 2iH) B. C.i' Musical contests were iirodttecd bv Nero A. D. 68. The Olympic festival was' celebrated with great magnificence by the Romans until 394 A. P.. when uuder Theodosius. it was flnallv abolished. The beauty of Athens is a haekneved theme. but as oue sits in thestadion it forces itself upon one. The ea-t side affords a view of the Acropolis, with the ruins of the Olymi.ieion nearer at hand. The west side affords a near view of Lvkabettos to the left and of Hymettos to the right, with Pentelf kon and Parties farther off. The sea alone is shut out by the enclosing arms of the stadion. J. P. MORGAN'S BID. Gould and Suge Asked to Let Van derbilts Have the L Hoail. XEW YORK. April 7 A proposition made by J. Plerpont Morgan, and. it is believed, the Yttiiderbilts, to lease the Manhattan ele vated rimroail system Tor nlnetv-niue years, has been made by George J. liuuld aud Bus Sell Sage, and may yet be accepted by them, although negotiations have been broken off. Such a change iu the control of the thirty six miles of double track rood constituting the nearest approach which New York citv has yet had to a system of rapid transit, is of vital interest to every man and woman in the metropolis and its environs. For years J. Pierpout Morgan sat in the directory of the Manhattan company, aud when he loft it several years ago he "did so after a rebuff at the hand'sof his fellow direct or, Russell Sage. He has au intimate knowledge of the elevated system. Mr. Morgan has always been the financier in the Yaiuicrbilt interests. It was he who secured the West Shore railroad when ihe Yander bllts wanted that growing rival. It was he who sow to it that Baltimore and Ohio did not become a danger to the stability of the Vanderbilt Trunk line. When he bought New England as a bargain he so dis posed of it that it became a mere feeder to the Xew York and Xew Haven road.which is under the control of the Yanderbilts. When W. C. Whitney let go of Xew York City and Xorthern It' was taken up bv Mor gan to be again transferred to the Yander bilts. The first open step was taken while George Gould was on his latest trip to Europe. A prominent lawyer visited the office of Russell Sago with aii offer to buy at a very fair price the entire holdings of "the Goulds, amounting to 10.000.000, and of Russell Sage, amounting to 43.000,000 in Manhattan stock. Such a block of 13,000,000 out of $30,000, 000 stock of the company would give Its pos sessor such a preponderance in the councils of the road that it would be easy for him to dictate its policy. It would not be difficult for such a person to go into the stock mar ket and pick up enough extra holdings to give au absolute majority. The purchase ot 42,000,000 additional stock would do It, and it was the possibility of this that at once caught the keen perception of Russell Sage. MISSISSIPPI VANDALS. Effort Made to Demolish the State Capitol. JACKSON, Miss.. April 7-Great excite ment was caused here when it was learned that an effort had been made during the night to tear down the state enpitol. Two large stones were removed from the southeast corner, and had not secretary of state Power, who was working in his office later than usual, heard the stones fall and gone out to Investigate, a large section of the crumbling building would have been un dermined. The vandals ran on his ap proach, and are not known. The building is old and in such a dilapituted condition that the removal of the smallest support would cause collapse. HIGH HATS BARRED. Theatre Managers Delighted With Ohio's Xew Law. CIXCIXXATI, Ohio, April 7-The passage at Columbus of the bill prohibiting the weur Ing of hats in theaters was received by theatre managers in tb's city with delight. The law makes the of. se punishable by a fine of 5. Doorkeepers nt tho theatres may nlso be fined for admitting women whoso headgear obstructs the view of those seated behind them. The women generally in this city wear higher lints to places of amuse ment than in any other city in the country. That is, traveling theatrical people say so. The law will not go into effect for several days. Women's Bunker Hill. CINCINNATI, Ohio., April 7 The new women of the queen city who do not pro pose to be dictated to by "mean men re garding what kind of a bat they shall wear, ore in arms, and it looks as if they would declare war against the Fosdlck high hat law. A party of finely dressed ladles ap peared at the Grand with skyscrapers, ap parently as largo as they could purchase. They tossed their heads aud looked about defiantly. No man had tho temorlty to com plain, and manager Rainforth was relieved. He Bays he proposes to enforce the law, but doesn t know just how. !