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Entered in the Post Offleo at Tijchmond, fa? r ns'W'ii vla#* riatWi. SATURDAY ? FERRUARY K. 1004 Thkrk is not a colorod person in th| .stnte of resiMHtability, bnt wh?t regrets to learn of the horrible crnne commit ted ?t Roanoke, Va., vvlure 11 white lndy was ir.nrd< rously assaulted and outratred aud her child barlmn^usly treated on Saturday last. ln order that ? he guilty man may roceivo his just de serts, it is only neeessary that a colored jury be emjmnelled and an oppcrtunity ?:>e given for the law to tuko its conr.?e. Such fiandfl are the enemies of society :n generai and of the colored people in ^varticular. The hope every law-abiding citizen is ?hat the guilty person may be appre honded and punisliea by the authorities of the law. He can txpect no sTmpa thy from colored men and if the guilty I>? rson is caught and convicted, ahearty Baaaaa will go up from eve^y colored man's home iu Virginia. A mnn, be he white or black, who would commit such a crime on a fe male, white or black, deserves death, and the courts of this state will not be tslow to BbBBB it to him. The question of color should not en ter into the discussiou. It haa been demoustrated that crime knows 110 col? or or race. White men 1 ave committed and are committing outrages as heinous BB any ever found in the catalogue of brutish achievements. IH:. Tlilllkll I.D A.Mr IIK.IIIK K1>L(\TI0>. Rev. Dr. W. P. Thiretkld in his ad mirable address as published in the Cincinnati, Ohio, Christian Editator continued: "The question now, then. no locger ifi, 'Oan the Negro take the higher edu? cation?'?but to what extent uuder present conditions, is it wise to furnish facilities for the higher education, see ing tha, the lack of endowments for his colleges must throw the burden of their support largely on the benevolence of the people ? Does the Negro, in the present stage of his development, really need the higher education ? "Yes, even now after a generation, though the capacity of the exceptional | Negro for higher education has been demoustrated, the trend of opinion in , some quarters has set strongly away from college education, to elemeutary and indnstrial training for the race. Many of the tried and true friends of the Negro are the strong advocates and I liberal supporters of this form of train- j ing, almost to the exclusion of the high- \ er education. There must be reason | and truth here. Facts must plead j strongly to gain such advocates. j Granted that for tho masses, indnstrial' training is flrst in importance?a neces-1 aity to existence and progress, shall we liscourage, restrict, give up the higher education for the men of exceptional eapacity and power ? " As a premise for his reply, he lays down the following statement of facts: "On the higher education the very existence of any education depends. No people will long maintain corn mon achools for primary education, that does not possess and sustain colleges for the higher education. The fountain-head of learning is not the common school, hnt tha college. The college not only ! fnrnishes the trained teacher, but gives ! uiotire and inapiration for the cumuiou | school. Blot oua that univtjrsity in the j wilderiiess aud the intellectaal leader slupaiid achievemeuts of Harvard men. and the eutiro history of a commou wealth would be ehanged." This is emphatic lauguage, but the facts speak for themselves aud history will bwar out this conteution. He pays tribnte to common schools, but iu this does not lose sight of the main purpose of his address when he says: "The elemoutary schools of the South have done an uuparalleled work siuce emaucipation. But that work would have been an impossibility had it not been for the teachers trained iu the higher lustitutious, established and sus tamed by Ohristian benevoleuce. j "Without these trained teachers, mil hqns expended by the State for public education must largely have gone to ; waste. Kad it not been for these schools of higher traiuiug, that early enthusiasm for knowledge which afior emaucipation, carried old aud young into the schools, would long since havespeut | itself, and millions of the race would , have suuk back iuto the low levels of iguorauce where slavery left- them. These colleges aud normal schools have ! not only given thousand* of teachers to the public schools, they have also brought ideals aud higher hopes to au i entire race. Fortuuate it is that these i were Christian schools. The influeuco of moral and spiritual ideals iu the i teachers of a race just out of bondage ? ! a race without standards of homelife. ; virtue aud inora'ity?is beyond esti mate." Bnt enough for this week. We shall cousider this reinarkable address furth? er in our next issne. CO XI) B M M1 N 6 VA KI)E M V \. We had thought to make extended comment upon the address of Gov. Vardeman before theiMississippi legis | lattt e, but. finding that the day of the extreniist has passed and that conserva tive white men are as forward in com demning such uncalle-dfor utterances as thoughtful colored ones, we deemed it advisable to cite a few of the coin ments made by white Democratic jour nals which, as a rule, have an autip thy to the people whom this official has so wantonly assailed. The Richmond, Va., News-Leaper in its issue of Jan. 20th, 1904, said: "Governor James K. Vardeman, of Mississippi, in his inangural address de hvcred yesterday, declared that eduea tiou is ruiniug the Negro race. He as serted that the commission bv Negro men of uumentiouable crime is an ex praaBOB of desire for racial equality, and that the Negro beoomes more criin inal as he beoomes more intelligent. "Governor Vardemau's detlarations nnd diK-trines are much more sensation Bltaaa jnst or seusible. Mistaking eo iucidences for cause and effect is an old i and familiar fault of shallow lgnoranoe. Borvi rting coiucidences to nuue thetii appear canso and effect is au old and cheap trick of denmgogucs and quacks. A few years ago we had argued to us from very high sourees that because jprices of wheat. c< ttou and silver bad ris.u and fallen about the same aaaaa the priees of cotton and wheat dopead \ ed on the price of silver." The above is QBBaafa langnuge. but it nullifled Gov. Vardkxin's statistics when it coBtitned: "(iovomor Vardeman savs th<> statis ti.-s pn.ve that in Nr-.v Kngland, Baara the Negro is most generally ada> c.ited. ha is BBOBt generally crimiual. Tbarafbra education imikcs the Negro ii criminal, ba aaUfl ns. we could prota precisely by the same method that edu? cation destroys the white man inorauy. It is unquestioiinbiy true that in eOBa> munities vvlure BBBOdj can read or write forgorv is au unknown crime. \\V could demonstrate by statistics and oh ?JOan facts that in jails and penitentia ries tht re is less crnne than anvwhere else in the world. The inmates do not have the opportunity for crime. Tho Negro as a slave was watohed, guardod, nianaged and punished like a child, aad ht> hnd little BBOBB than theohild's oppor tunities for crime. It is a wonder that Governor Vardeman did not carrv OB his course of intelligent reasomng and prote.se against the decree of the Al unghty that human beings must grow to intelligeuce and maturity; for as children all of us are inuocent. The statistics will prove beyond doubt that maturity inorally destroys humanity, because und?r the age of six the crimin als and offenders against morality are few and over that age they are many. "In all the histories of the world pastoral, primativo, unsophisticated people have been iunocent and law abiding as compared with the busy, progressive, iuformed people of the cities. We aro told that in the days of King Alfred. of Eugland, along about the year 88S. a virgin could walk from one end of Kngland to the other unat tended with a purse of urold in her hand in perfect security. Then nobody in Kngland, outside the monasteries, could read or write To day a virgin unat tended and with a purse of gold in her hand would hanlly be safe walking 500 yards in Eugland. Therefore. aocord ing to Governor Vardeman, oducation has been a curse to the Enghsh-speak ing race. and the sooner we put the torch to school-houses, univertities and col- ! leges, slaughter the professors and teach? ers and leave learning to the monks. the better it will be for onr morals." The above is good reading, but what follows is equally so: "Statistics show beyond qnestion that i in New England and the Northeru! States crime among white people is ] very much more general than it is in I the South. In the Sonth the ignorant j white people are many and in the North they are few. A^cordiug to the sagaci ons Vardeman, this is conclusive evi dence that education is a curse not only to the Negro, but to the wbite man. Men and brethren, let ns lay hands on books and schools together. Obvionsly, if Vardeman be right, the thinkers and teachers of all the world have been wrong these centnries and education, instead of a blessing, is a deadly enrse. Let ns work onrselves and our children back to idiocy and isolation as fast as possible, because those two conditions mean innocence, while activity and knowledge mean crime.'' This is sarcaam and irony with a vengeance. It continued: "We cannot comprehend the methods of thought of the white people who con tend that tbe Negro should be denied educational opportuuities. What do , they expect la do with the Negro? They j say he must uot leave us. beeause we j need him to work our flelds; that he i must not be educated, beeause ^ duca i tiou destroys his morality. Do they be , lieve laal we can keep here a race of | people breeding them generatiou after geoeration to be cottou-picktrs and corn field hands? Do they consider that to be justice, morality or decent regard for the hopes aud iustincts supposeu to j be commou to all huruauity? Beeause i the N<?gro like the wlvte mau, finds ihisopportuuitiesfor crime increasea as he gaius knowledge and comes in cou tact with other men and his wants in ; crease, shall we gravely take the posi? tion that to educate the Negro at all is a hideoitB mistake? Do we think we will be permitted to keep a race iu bondage while it is noruinally free, that i the world will look on while we hold ! the Negro here as hewer of wood and ; drawer of water, deuying him kuowl edge and light on the pret, xt of guard ; mg his virtue and promoting his hap I piness. ; "From 1820 to 1864 we had here in j the South Vardemans who preached aud proclaimed aloud that the Negro was made to be a slave; that slavery was fastened on him by the initnu tible decree of Providence; that he was happier and better cared for in slavery than otherwise; that we were his beue factors. rightful owners and natural guardians. How much of honesty there was in our belief of these things, God knows. Oertainly we were talkiug for what we believed to be our iuterests, however couscientious we may have i been, and where self the wavering bal 1 ance shakes its adjustment is rarely just. Vardeuian no doubt thinks he is ; talking for the iuterests of the South : now. The world refused to accept our I conteutions or to share our theories in ' the old days, and it rosa against us , when we alone of all the world stood for slavery. Cannot we learn by bitter experience? Are we to nndertake, un I der the leadership of the Vardemans aud Tillmans and our own prejudices and interests, to defy the world's public sentiment and all the lessous of human ! history?'' We would to God that the southerner who wrote that editorial would continne along the "good old road." lt sounds like the plea of our southern white friends of other days. He speaks for justice and declaros for fair play in ali this laud. He realizes that "righteous ness exalteth a nation and sin is a re proach to any people." Yes, God is raising up friends for us j where we least expect to find them. and advocates who speak boldly wueu the ! <x-casiou rcquire8 it. Wc dare say that there were many white iueml>ers in the Mississippi legis lature who have criticized Gov. Vaudk man as severely as has this editorial vvriter of old Virginia. One thing we know?when a Vtrginian is for yon. he speaks and labors with all of his euergy ? ?and he will be with you from the be ginniug ?ml even without God's help, will be with you to the end. "AN I i.i.oi.ir \i. (.OVKKXOK." Thk Richmon 1, Vu., Timks-Dispat? ;t, under the caption of "An Illogical (Jov- ' ernor" in its issue of January 21st, 1904 ' said: "(iovernor Janies K. Vardr.man, of Mississippi. in his iuaugural address, whieh we priuted yesterday, deeland that education is the curse of the NeKro race, tetiding to mako him worse in? stead of better, and urged an aiuend ment *o the State Oonstitution that aroald place tha JaatitbaUiai of the ooaa* mon school fund solely within the pow? er of the Lesrislature. "After citing some statisties, which proved to the Governor's satiifartion that under a system of education the Negro race has become more brutul and more criminal, he says: 'Tiie better class of Ncgroes are not responsible for this terrible condition, nor for the crim? inal tendeney of their iaOB>' "lt seems to us that tlie Governor ut terly refutes his own urgumeut iu this saying. He admits that there is u 'bet? ter class of Negroes.' and we ask, in all reasoii, how this class is to bo contin? ued and still further improved and in? creased in number. Are we to aecom plish it by turning our backs upon the Negro race, and withholding from them the means of education ? Can wo make moro Negroes of the 'better class' by keepiug them in iguorance and su perstition, and in a state of moral isola tiou ? ls it possible to improve any man whether he be black or white, by with? holding from him the meaus of niental and moral development? "Governor Vardamau's doctrine seems to us to be utterly illogical, un tenable, harsh and cruel. As oue of our great educators has well said: ' Ig norauce is the remedy for nothing.' Our system for educating the black man is defective, but it is scarcely less than an axiom, that if we would improve him, we must educate hini, foriniprove ineut is education, and education is im provenient." This is what we call from a logical stand-poiut, "eating him up alive." Farewell, Brother Vardaman! GENERAL MARKETS Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 3. ? Flour steady; winter superfine, ta.25a9a.a0; Penna. roller. dear, $email@example.com; city mills, fancy. $5.10^5.25. Rye flour was quiet, at $3.35 per barrel. Wheat was firm; No. 2 Penna. red, new, 93Vs@94c. Corn firm; No. 2 yellow, local,"53c. Oats were quiet; No. white. clipped, 48V&C.; lower grades, 40c. Hay steady; No. 1 timothy, large bales. $firstname.lastname@example.org Pork firm; family. $17.50@,18. Beef steady; beef hams, $2ua>21. Live poul try. 13c. for hens and 9c. for old roosters. Dressed poultry, 13^c. for choice fowls and 10c. for old rosters. Butter was steady; creamery. 27c. per pound. Eggs steady; New York and Peqna., 33c. per dozen. Potatoes wero steady; 95@98c. per bushel. Baltimore, Md.. Feb. 3.?Wheat firm; spot coutract 94Ca94l4c; spot ?*). ?. red western. 95095)4c.; steamer No. 2 red, 85$i<?i8Gc Corn firm; spot, 49T4<&; 50c; steamer mixed. 48V?@4S%c Oats firm; No. 2 white, 45tt?46c; No. 2 mlxed, 43c. Rye firm; No. 2. in export elevator, 61(&62c; uptown. f*6067c: No. 2 western, in export elevator. 62 @63c; uptown, 68(jx>69c. Butter steady; fancy imitatlon. 19@>20e.; fancy cream? ery, 25c; fancy ladle. \6(ri: 18c; store packed, 15@17c Eggs firm; 35c doz. Live Stock Markets. Union Stock Yards. Pittsburf Pa., Feb. 3.?Cattle steady; choice, $5.10@ 5.35; prime, M-8565; fair, $email@example.com. Hogs higher; prime heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; medlums, $5.15(&5.20; heavy Yorkers, $email@example.com; light Yorkers. $firstname.lastname@example.org; plgs, $4.9005; roughs. $3.50<g>4.50. Sheep slow; prime lauibs, $6.15@ 6.25; veal calves. $7.50fo 8. WM. C. WHITNEY ' PASSES AWAY Died of Peritonitis Following an Op eration For Appendicitis. HE WAS ILL BUT FOUR DAYS New York, Feb. 8.?William Collins Whitney. former secretary of the navy, diod at his home. 871 Fifth avenuo. He WlLUAM C. WntTKET. dltd while under the infiuence of ether administered preparatory to a second operation for appendicitis. By his bed side were his son, Harry Payno Whit? ney, and his daughter, Dorothy Whit? ney, as well as Dr. William T. Bull, the chief surgeon in attendance. Mr. Whitney was in his 64th year. Mr. Whitney was taken ill Frlday night at the performance of "Rigolet to" at the Metropolitan Opera House, and had to leave before the opera was endcd. Dr. Walter B. James, the Whit? ney family physician, was summoned, and found that the condition of the pa tient was such that after consultation an operation was decided upon, and was performed by Dr. Bull. The pa tient rallied so well that it was fully belicved he wotild recover. Mr. Whitney's condition was very grave. however, on Sunday and Mon? day, and at a consultation held yester day the conclusion was reached that the only hope for the patient lay in a second operation. A bulletin isstted in the morning stated that there had been a slight im provemont in the patlcnt's condition, but shortly before 3 o'clock alarming symptom's were BOtCsfl. and hurried preparatlons were made for a second operation. Mr. Whitney was placed under the infiuence of other, but whether the operation was proceeded with or not is not known. When the BBJBll IBBB perceivod that the patient was in danger ol" rJBBtb. Harry l':i>nr Whitney and Miss Doro try Whitney \v<aa immodiately noti fiod. They nastened to the side ol' thoir father. and m a lew nsimitcs he had breatbod his last. OaygBB was used. and all the skill of the physieians and surgoons brought into play to save the life of the distingnished patient, but to no avail. Tho following statetnent was issuod: "Mr. Whitney died of peritonitis and blood poisoning following an opera? tion for appendicitis. Tlie intcrnient will bo at Wondlawn. nt a date to bc> haraaftav ataad, in f.io faatlly piot arhara are tha raaaalaa ot Mrs. Plan Pajraa Whltaay, Ottva Whltaay aad Mr. Whitnoys grand- hild. Plata IV.yne I'agef. "Tlie ftineral sorvioos will bo h- M at Oraaa Charcb, abata air. Whltaay was a pew holder." Booa altei the death visitors hegan to call at tha house. Among them wore Mrs. Cornelins Yanderhilt and BI fJOC rotary of War Uliuu RaOt Cleveland Greatly Shocked. Princeton, N. J., I-Yb. .:. Mr. Cleve? land was daaply naavaU vbaa aa learn ed of Mr. Whitney'.- d.aih. I lo said: "The news ol" Mr. Whitney's death has great ly shocked me. As I think of hii... my mind, passing beyond recent years, dwells Baaa the tlays of my as sociation with him in high oflicial duty and recalls the time when 1 had the opportunlty to enjoy his unreserved in tirnacy and friendly compauionsbip. Otir relations have never changed. but the exigencies of life have forbidden recent close intercourse. "Wr. Whitney had more calm, force ful efflciency than any man l ever knew. In work that interested him he actually seemed to court difflculties and to flnd pleasure and exhilaration in overcoming them. His conquest over the obstacles he encountered in under taking to build up our navy afforded him groater delight than the contem plation of the great results he achieved in his department of 'he government. His judgnient was quk k. claar and as tonishingly accurate; and, when lt was called into action, his mental poise was so complete that neither passion nor irritation could lead it astray." Bishop of Nassau Drowned. Miami, Ala., Feb. 2.?Mail advlces from Nassau, Bahamas, announee the drowning tbere of the Right Rev. Dr. H. N. Churton, bishop of Nassau. The bishop was making a vlsit to Ragged Island, one of the outer Islands. ln attevnpting to go out to his yacht, the Message of Peace, the small boat was swamped and he was drowned. Shot and Killed at a Oance. Philadelphia, Feb. 1.?Alfred Carter, living near Avondale. Chester county, was shot and kiUed at a dance near that place. He was shot during a quar rel. Some of those who witnessed the shooting declared that the shot was fired by Samuel Keely, a particlpant ln the dance. and he was arrested. Dynamite Plot Along Lehigh Valley. Hazleton, Pa., Feb. 3.?Details of an alleged dynamite plot along the Lehigh Valley railroad 20 mlles north of White Kaven has come to light. T. H. Pindell, of Wilkesbarre, superintend? ent of the Wyoming dlvision of the Lehigh Valley railroad, last week re? ceived an anonymous letter, oaying j that if $10,000 was not deposited at Lake Station, on the Wilkesbarre mountain, that section of the line would be blown up.' Sherltf Albert Ja cobs was notifled, and he with a posse patrolled the trccks .24 hours, but no attempt was made to carry out the threaL A guard is still maintained by the railroad company between Fair vlew and Lake Station. Three Men Scalded to Death. Detroit. Mich., Jan. 30.?Three mer. were so badly scalded by the break lng of an iron elbow connecting the boiler and englne in the basement of the Hotel Metropole that they died In a short time at the hospltais to which they were removed. The dead: George Vincent, engineer; Willlam Cupp, firc man; Frank Casper, flrernan at Hotel Brunswlck. Casper had gone to the Metropole engine room to see one of the other victims. The three men were deluged with hot water and steam when the coupling burst, and they suf fered agonles. PIckpocketa to Serve In Mexlcan Army Mexico City, Feb. 1.?Several prbv oners convlcted as pickpockets were placed in the regular army to serve out the terms of their senter.oes. Gov? ernment offieials believe this modern punishment will prove more satisfac tory than lmprisonmert. REV. ELWOOD CONVICTED Guilty of Three Specifications For Preaching Lynchlng Sermon. Wilmington, Del., Feb. 3?Rev. Rob ert A. Elwood, pastor of Olivet Pres byterian church, of this city, who was tried by the New Castle Presbytery on charges growing out of the sermon entitled "Should the Murderer of Miss Helen Bishop Be Lynched?" preached by him the day before George White, the negro murderer of Miss Bishop, was burned at the stake, was found guilty on three of the sir specifications presented against him. The specifications on which he was found guilty are, in substance as fol lows: Guilty of unmlnlsterial and unchris tlan conduct ln that he violated the constitution of the Presbyterlan Church in the United States of Amer Ica, in the 2<Hh chapter of the Confes sion of Faith. section four, by preach? ing an unsound and unwise sermon. Guilty of charging, in the event of the lynching of the alleged crimiual, the responsibility therefor upon the Judges of the courts of New Castle county and the state of Delaware, and thereby tending to lessen the rcver ence and rBBBBCt to the constitutional authorities intnisted with the mainte nance of civil law. Guilty or advoeating the lynchlng of the alleged crimlnal II his trial be do layed. or if found guilty. through some technieally he be not given capital punishment. After Mr. Elwood had been found guilty a committee was appointed to fix punishment This committee con slsted of tho Revs. T. A. McCurdy. S. R. Shaw, J. L. McKlmoyle. H. L.. Duye kinck and J. R. Hodgson. After due deliberation tho committee ro~om mended that Mr. Elwood be cautioned to be more eareful ln the future. The rocommondation was accepted, and the Presbytery adjourned. DARING PHILADELPHIA ROBBERY Thieves Clean Out Small Jewelry Store After Beating Woman Unconscious. Philadelphia Feb. 2.?Four men en tered a small Jewelry store at 3416 Market street, West Philadelphia. and beat. bound and gagged the aged owner of the place, Mrs. Annie Hassler, and then gathered up Jewelry to tho value of about |500 and escaped. The dar ing rohbarj was ooaamlttad wfeUt per sons were passing the store. but so quietly was it done that no one's at? tention was Bttractad until the BaBB lel't tha store and ran away. A migh bor who saw the robbers leave entered the store and found Mrs. Hassler un? conscious on the floor. Rhe ls seri ously injured, but will rrobably re cover. Mrs. Hassler, who is 71 years of age, says that the four men entered the store and asked to see < looks. As she turned to get one. two or the men seized her by the throat. twisted her head. aud one of them struck her wlth| a club. The blow rendored her sense less. The robbers bound and gagged her, and then gathered together tlu more valuable Jewelry ln the show cases and in the window. They did not attempt to open the sale. FIVE ROCKMEN KILLED Torn to Pieces By Explosion While Be ing Hoisted In Mine Cage. Mahanoy rity. Pa., Feb. 1. ? Five BBBB were instantly kilied in the Maple Hill colliery of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company. The ; victims, who were rockmen, are: Mor I gan Jones, aged 35; John Maokey, 28; j Joseph Junis, 35; Adani Savage, 23 j and John Huderk k. 31. The men were kilied by an explo ! sion of powder in a steel cage in whioh they were being hoisted. The explo sion ripped the cage apart. and the i mangled forms or the roikiuea fell 30( j feet to the bottom of the shaft. The i head of one of the men was blown off ; The Maple Hill is one of the oollierit- ! visited by the anthracite strike cora | mission. and it is one of the best -t equipped mines in the hard coal re- j gions. Serious Charge Against a Doctor. Springtield. 111.. Feb. 2. -Dr. Charles A. Nichols. of Urbana. 111.. was arrest ed and brought before Judge Hum phrey, of the United States distriet court, eharged with sending obscene letters through the mails. He was ar rested on coniplaint of Mrs. Susan C. Day, of Urbana, divoreed wife of Wil? llam A. Day, asslstant United States attorney general at Washington. Mrs. Day charges that Dr. Nichols attempt ed to ettort money from her. Dr. Nichola was released under $1000 bonds. Son of Swiss President a Suicide. Dijon, France, Feb. 1.?Arnold Com tesse, son of the president of Switzer land, committed suicide here by shoot ing. M. Comtesse, who had been living here recently, drove out to pay a visit to a woman of his acquaintance. Upon being informed that she was not in. Comtesse re-entered his carriage and Bhot himself in the mouth with a re? volver, the bullet penetrating his braln. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. He had been suffering from cere bral derangement resultlng from ma larial fever. CUPID ON THE P1ERS. Romancas Found on the Docks ol Staamabip Linee, Taa CaBaa'a Eaottoasl Blaatlaaj Wlta Bride to Wkoa Ha Had Baaai iluni. .1 i,, Froiy-Plaaaataaj UrtdaU Dlaoavarr. Cupld must apend a large part of hla tlma sltUng on ihe pler where he can watch the coming and going of ocean Hners entering aud leaving Kaaj York. lf the emall geutleman ol the winga and bow were a peraonal deity and cir aumscribed by the law which deciarea Bgaiubt a per??u being ia more than one place at one Ume, that undoubtedly le the plao* he would elect aa his home. Take tha scenee of one day along the docks as an tllustration, and those acen?a were nol aU. They were the ones that happenwd to be obaerved and known. The White Star llne steamshlp Oceanlc BtArted lt by arriving with four engaged couples and 14 brides to be on board. The 14 young women came from abroaU to marry men who had preceded them to make homes in this country. Their husbands to be were wailing for tlum on the deck. You may be sure that Cupid smiled broadly as he saw 14 differeut sets of greetings and beheld the four en? gaged young couples atalking happily away. The Oceanlc had been through rough weatber, but Boreas was working against Cupid on that trip and the 14 brides to be and the four engaged couples came Bafely through. Then, says the Chieago Tribune, at another dock another scene was being enacted. Since morning a young Cuban, Rafael Hidalgo, had been waitiug in the cold and snow, walching for a steamer to appear. He had been married by proxy in Havana, November 19, his father act ing as his reprccentative in signing tha wedding contract. The eagerness of both the young man and the young woman defeated the ob ject they had ln view?a welcome the moment the dainty foot of the bride touched American soil. As the passen gers brgan to come off the bridegroom mistook another young woman for his bride and dashed madly down the pler for her. Discovering his mistake he plunged through the crowd of disem barking passengers. but it was not until he had searched 20 minutes that he found her. Then he discovered her ln charge of a atrapping member of the United States RAFAKL MasasUI HIS BRIDK. army hospital oorps. Private John Stremer, in whose care she had been placed on leaving Cuba. The two Cuban6 had not seen each other for three years, but the recogni tion was instautaneous. Private Strem? er stood at "attfJtion" with a pleased smlle on hl? face Baa ile t he two exhausted the vocabularly of endearments. The bride was hysterlal at flrst. The crowds. the unaccustomed cold, and the langusge sbe could not understand frifhtened her and she hid her face in her husbands eoat and aobbed. He held her while sympathetlc women passen? gers tried tosoothe h*r and after a while the little fear passed away and she was emlling with confidence again. She bad been married to Rafael, his father acting as proxy, beeause the young man himself could not leave hii employment at tho Kogers Locomotive works in Patereon, where he isstud>i!ig to become an engitveer. At another dock there waa an outgo ing steamer whioh carried two happy, passengers with a story worth repeating. The/ had been married in Pennsylvania. The young man had told his bride that the money he had saved for the wedding would tahe them on a wedding trip to New York, but that they must not be ex travagent, they would need to be fco nomical ln beglnning housekeeping. At this she smiled and promised to be exeeedingly careful of the hous+hold funds. A trip to New York was all the wedding trip any girl needed, she thought. So they were married and sUrted on their trip. When they got to New York the bride informed her husband that it would be nlcer to drop their arrange? ments for the wedding trip and make a tour of the world instead. "You see," she said with a blush and ln an apologttie manner, -instead of be? ing poor, as you thought me, I have a modeet fortune of half a million dollars, but l wanted to be loved for myself alone." lt was an asumished young man that llstened to thia annouueement, but their appearance on the pbr, takingan outgo lng vessel, was proof that he did not re gret th* fact that the woman he had xoarrted as poor had turned out to ba rioh. MOTHER WAS FRAHTIC. Carrlaa-e Ut toat wttaa Babr Iaalde aad Gtnrral Bxelt?nent Wu the Basalt. "Where'e the carriage with a bahy ia lt?" cried a womac, young, smartly gowned and handsome, aa ahe emerged from a Twenty-third street toy store. New York, and looked anxiously up and down tha street. Shoppers hurrylng by atopped. Tha aarrfage callar on duty in fronT ?trSrvn aal- ..^ . i ? w-a ? i a. za ?hop aakad: "What carrlaiaT baby T" "My carriage aad my baby ia lt." aama the half aobbtng reply. "Flnd them for ma! Oh. what shall I 4a II baby ia goneT" . f?^h?^?'? th* carrt*k-e with a baby la/ UT roarad the carriage aaan ln a volcah that echoed down the bloofc. Thaa he> *ras off on a run for tha haad of tha Hna of oarriagea. startling tha crowd by bel lowlng: "Where'a tha earrlage wlta" a baby in it?" The cry was taken up by rx>lto*meaa "I WANT MY BABTI" Half a hundred men's volces swelleer the chorus. The ordinary trafflc of tha street ceased. The distracted mother wrung her hands. "I want my baby,* ahe kept repeating. *T only left it a mo? ment to go inside and buy a present. Now it's gone." There were dark whlsperlnga of kloV napers. Every carriage that hore lar1 iight was eyed with suspicion, When the excitement wasatltshelghi1 a carriage threaded its way to tha curbw There was a glad cry from tha weeping! woman, and openlng the door herwalf sha was Inside with a bound. The next thing the crowd saw was a baby about fwa years old being smothered with llssea. "Home, Thomas," came a voite frora the carriage, and mother and baby wera whirled away before anybody had a chance to flnd out who they wera or hoar the carriage had come to get lost TRAGEDY IN ASYLTJM. Haxlcaa Madmaa Nnil.-il K. Uott i?? mate'a aaaad to the Floor ?a <???<? llim a Slinvf. Ambroslo Samano Campa, a Mexicaa. madman kilied a fellow inmate of tha San Hippolita insane asylum in tha City of Mexico. the other day while profesa* Ing to s-have him. Campa ladtaoad the other man to ra move his atraltjBeket Whaa this-waa accompiished li. aakad his eonipanion to don the ajarav at, ar] l< fa ba did without Ing bla rtcthaoa tha Boor, Campa pn U? drive a aataja BBlke tbro aad imo the floor. bTII ti :? - kalfe, which by BBBBt ? I :ui<i contrived to secura, he tri?<: u? lhavi his victim. but flnding thr U\tter*l poattlaa inconvenient, re moxe.L tha iplke and nailed the man'a head to the tl- or in a different manner. This opi r.'.'ion h, repeated four tlmea. The dead man was a brother of Muir.it i ktarroa, proaecutlng attorney la the Melem criminal court. and a well 8P1KKU HIM TO THE FIXIOR. known lltterateur. When n*ws of tha tragedy was eonveyeu to the lawyer ha was summing up the case In the trial of Jorge Lezama. who waa flnally seutenced to death for murder. Aa the attorney asked the terrible penalty for Lezama teara were strcaming down his cheeka, Samano Campa, who had been in the asy? lum for nine years, was a powerful man. He believed himself to be God on earth. Once he grasped a man who refused to worahip him by the throat and ttruck his victim'a haad agalnat tha well, fae turing the akull. Two yeara ago in a flght with another lnmata, who also claimed to be God ln Heaven, Campa ae cured a club and kllled hia opponent. t oftiu. Made of Olaaa. Hermetically saalad glasa cofflna are comlng in vogua in French elttaa It hf aaaerted that a body buried ln a glaaa ooffin becomas mummifled ln about 8# yeara. Courttoar the Maae. Tha poat burns the mldnight oii And lonely vlgUs keep; Whlla producu of hia aakefu! toll Put other folk* to sleep. ?Spare Momants. The One Thlaa Needful. "Can you make bread, cake and pla* Miss De Type?" "Certainly, Mr. Cautlous, af you caa furnish the dough."?N. Y. Tim?.a. The Drama af fDlrt. Madge?How was the play last night? Dolly?Just lovely. It was full oi thlnga a girl had to pretend she didn't understand.?Town Toplcs. Beaatlfal. "She's pretty as a picture." "Yes?any picture except her own.** CInclnnati Commereial Tribune. II ii millat Inar. She?Has he any degradlng ties? He?Yes, those his wife bought fot him.? Yonkers Statesman.