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Thla nawapapor la on aal» rogularty at ar*ry aawa ataa« !■ WBinlawton and »ha principal towns lia th» Blata »I Dein war»; alao at Broad Btraa* Station and IrutfliaiU and Ohaatnet Slraata Station, Philadelphia, Fa. JCJ Adrarti.lng rata» on application. Na attention seid U unsigned common!saltan* Th« Association at A d vartia Î A meriran er» U coBajtofffid of all tha fraai adrer* tiaara of tbU cuua*, try. Tha Alcool a* tloo ft&doraaa osly auch papora aa aab mit to (ta «munira* tien al any oaomnnt. and poallira proof mnal ha anhwiltted Tha •ertlfloaU. No. 4161« baa boon U«o«d !• Th« Association of Anse f I il 11 lean Advertiser» has ax 1X1 »mined and certified to the circulation of tiffs pub lication. The figarm at eirnnlntina part only ore guaranteed. Asskmüm if American Advertisers accompanying No. 4151 WMIghalt Bld». R I, City THURSDAY. FEB. 13 , 1913 . FRIENDLY WORDS TO ROBERT HINCKLEY. E have received, and take pleasure In prinling to-day. letters from Whlley ft Joues, of Georg«, town, counsel to, and Robert Hinckley, of Keliobolli, secretary of. rainier A Co» Ike corporal ion that Is ask ing the Delaware Legislature (o vole to II, for the miserable pittance ef 91.000, five miles of Itehoboth Beach eceanfrent and 600 or more acres of occanfronl land that belong to the people of the Stale of Dela ware Both letters are In the nature of an attempted defease «I à proposition that has shocked the con science and outraged the feelings of the people of oar commonwealth. The suggestion that Palmer A t'o„ •r any other company cloaking a speculative syndi cate, shad be permitted to walk In and obtain the absolute and perpetual control of five miles of front age on the Atlantic ocean with a|| the riparian rights that would accompany such ownership, and. In addi tion, obtain absolute title to 600 acres of the people's land Immediately back of that valuable oceanfront, for the paltry snm of 11,000, or anything like II, Is so outrageous that it carries with It its own condemna tion. That property belongs to the people of the State of Delaware. If It is to be frittered away for tt an acre, or at the rate of from ten and five-twelfths to sixteen and two-thirds cents a building lot, let It be put up at auction in building lot parrels.. Give le (be thousands of Delawareans who would be delighted to have bungalows and tents on Rehobolh Bench In sum * mer, but who are prevented now, largely becamse of the high price of building lots within the town of Re. hobuth, a chance to bid for those panels and get them and enjoy their recreative and health-giving ad vantages. By what right do the men who are in Palmer ft To. seek this valuable property belonging lo all the people in the Mat«! Is It by right of discovery l No; the people have known right along that their land Is (here and that It I* becoming more valuable as Reliobntb grows In Importance ns a seaside resort. And besides, J. Edward Addlcks and a crowd of his rronles tried to grab and get away with tills Identical piece of the people's properly many years ago and were compelled to abandon their malodorous enterprise by an out burst of pubUc Indignation that swept them off their feet. The request of Palmer ft To. that this valuable true« of oceanfront property be delivered to It Is as repugnant to the people now as tt was In the days when Addirks and hi M rronles sought to obtain pos. session of fL The men who are after tile land and who admit that they want It for speculative develop, meut should make no mistake on that score. They must not flatter themselves that the people will regard us public benefactor» or twentieth.century pal Hots men who seek to obtain five miles of public Ocean front and 600 acres of public land for 9I,(NNI. Philan thropy and patriotism have not yet become as cheap as that in the Male of Delaware, nor have they ever fal len so low here that they have to be measured by ten cent or slxteen.ceut seaside building lots. It is useless for either side to equivocate.. The men who are be hind this scheme arc endeavoring to obtain tills big stretch of the people's land for next ta nothing In Hie hope that they will make tens of thousands of dollars by the operation. They know It, and the people know It, so whal is Hie use of beating about the bush! projected deals of tills sort. It always Is best to state facts boldly and to call things by their right IVe hare read the letters of Messrs. IV hi ley and Jones and Mr. Hinckley carefully and we fail to lind In them anything (hut will allay public Indignation or warrant the Legislature In giving its sanction to such an ex ploitation of the property of tile people of all the Male. There Is nothing In either letter to show why five miles of oceanfront and 600 acres of land that belong to the people who are the constituents of all the members of the Legislatur« should be voted away to five or six constituents of Senator Hluekstoiie for an amount s« small that bis handful of self-seeking and speculative constituents should be ashamed to offer It, Mr. Hinckley may be un artist of international repu tation! he may have Invested 916,000 in Hie town of Reliobotli because of his faith in the future of Hint side resort; he may be a man of means and leisure; be may have u desire to assist Rebobotb to reach a posi tion a» a seaside resort Ibul will place II In Hue with Hie seaside resorts in New Jersey. His lawyers have said he is all of these things and that h.* lias tills Interest *u the future of Rcbubotli. Let ns accept them as true, and, after having dune so, lei us appeal to Mr. Hinckley that, fur (he sake of himself and of (be friends who heretofore have esteemed bfm must highly, that he get out of this Palmer ft Co. scheme; that be wash his hands of it, anti that. If he wishes to do something for Reliobotli and the people of Delaware, H be not built upon the foundation of five miles of the people's waterfront and 6<H) acres of tile pee tile's land lielug divided among himself and a few other members of u speculative syndicate at the rale of 99 an acre, or ten lo sixteen cents a building lot. wish to say to Mr. Hinckley (Hat he has stood so high lu the world of art, and that he has stood so high in the esteem of the people in Washington and Delaware, that be cannot afford to continue to be associated with Palmer ft Co. or tbv enterprise that it has in band. Mr. Hinckley has been fair enough to THE EVEN w In names. J sea We ~ 1X0 JOURNAL lo »ay that he hellere» Its action In condemning thl*. projected land doal In a manifestation that it is on (he alert to protect the public Infer«»!», Wo wMi In return to bo no fair to Mr, Hinckley an to say that we wish him so well that we hope he will withdraw from hla association with I'aliuer ft to. and retire from the tiring line, because this tight against the delivery of this large and val uable possession of the people to a speculative syndi cate .Inst has begun. THK EVENING JOURNAL, with (be assistance of an alert citizenship, defeated an Identical scheme when Addlckt and bis cron ies tried It years ago. It did It by making u direct appeal to the people of the State fur subscriptions for building lut N on a basis that would bring to the State ten times what that syndicat« offered. If Palmer ft Company persist in the present attempt we shall make a similar appeal, and the answer will not be lung In coming. If that oreaufront land be surveyed and plotted and If It be put up at public auction by the acre or by the building lot, we have no objection, nor will the p«ople have any objection, to Mr. Hinckley and his associates getting all the land possible as the highest bidders. Hut when they attempt to get away with live miles of oceanfroHt and 6(M) acres of land in one block and at one time, admittedly for speculative purposes, and cut out from participation In that sale the many Delaware men and women who would like to have one, (wo, three or four building lots, they are trespassing on danger ous ground. Tlic tlrst step that should be taken by the State is to surrey the ground; the second, to evict the »q natter»; the third to lay the ' ground off Into building lots, and (be fourth, to sell those lots, if It be deemed wise to do so, to the highest bidders following proper advertisement of the impending auc tion. If, under such conditions, Mr. Hinckley and his associates succeed in getting away with the live miles of waterfront and the ."dl« acres of land for 91.000 we will congratulate them upon (heir acquisition. Meantime, friendly feeling for Mr. Hinck ley prompts us to renew our suggestion that Jie with draw altogether from the present effort to get the land. That effort will fall, because It deserves to fall, and It would be a pity for a man occupying the position be does In the community not to avail himself of the pres, j ent opportunity to retire gracefully and to save his fare. TH AT BOULEVARD REPEALER. '^ATILLIAM B, MILLER, of Salisbury, Maryland, Stale Road Commissioner, was in this city yesterday morning. Subsequently he went to Dover und ad dressed- the members of the Delaware Legislature on the evils that would result, both In thin State and in Maryland, should our Legislature repeal the Boulevard Corporations act and eompel General T. Coleman duPont to abandon his $2,000,000 boulevard enterprise. His address was timely. With the Democratic mem bers of the Senate and the House lined up by the Democratic boss to vote tor the repeal of the act, and with the lieutenants of that Democratic boss openly boasting that they hud succeeded in lining up several Republican members, It was time that someone should step to the front and point out to the legislators whal an Irreparable Injury would he done to the people of our State by such unwise action. There was one assertion made by Mr. Miller that at tracted extraordinary attention. That wna that the State of Maryland had appropriated $76.000 to extend the road from the southern terminus of the duPont Boulevard to Berlin, there to connect with (he system of good roads leading to Ocean City and other points In the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. He ex plained that, with the duPont Boulevard abandoned, that $76,000 road also would be abandoned and Incal culable Injury would be done to the people in that section of the Eastern Shore. Mr. Miller appeared officially before the Legislature ♦o urge It not, lo take the ruinous step of forcing an abandonment of (ho duPont Boulevard and, with It, the $76,000 road designed to lead from SclhyviRo to Berlin. The Slate Road Commissioner said he wished, and the people of the State of Maryland wish, that General duPont would make to the State of Maryland the some otter he has made to the State of Delaware. He added that the Marylanders would accept It, and do It quickly. He called attention to the fact that the Maryland Legislature had been prompt In Ats recogni tion of the facilities for transportation and Inter-com municatlon the duPont Boulevard would provide for Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. AVhen it was proposed to make a $75,000 Maryland extension of that Boulevard from Selbyville to Berlin, the bill passed the Maryland Legislature with scarcely any opposition and the people in that section of the Eastern Shore felici tated themselves that they soon w'ould have a through line of good road from far down In the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the interior of Pennsylvania. Mr. Miller told the legislators that the people of Maryland were disappointed when the litigation rela tive to the Boulevard was taken to the United States Supreme Court, but they felt sure the Supreme Court would affirm the decision of the Delaware court and that, with the litigation out of the way, the Boulevard would bn built They were amazed, he said, when they received the ucw T s that a suggestion that the Boulevard Corporations act bo repealed was being considered seriously by members of the Legislature. "Maryland would not have had its splendid roads if it hint listened to the private Interests originally ar rayed against the project," Mr. Miller continued point edly, "but Maryland went ahead, and those who were the most determined in opposition at the outset are now the greatest advocates of good roads. That is the history everywhere. The people of Delaware should not be denied the benefits and general good that would come with the duPont Boulevard because some private Interests are against It. Wc of Maryland ask the Dela ware Legislature not to be selfish. We have thought of helping Delaware, and we ask Delaware to help us by not repealing the Boulevard law. We merely as for reciprocal relations." Had Mr. Miller been a Delawarean, instead of a visitor from another State, he might have said much more without departing from the truth. He might have referred to the misrepresentation and abuse to which General duPont and his proposed gift of a $2,000 000 road have been subjected by the personal and political enemies of the public benefactor. He might have told of the machinations of private interests; of the disreputable work done by hungry lawyers; of the Hu might have told how thés» rapacity of certain land-owners and the unfairnesss of certain newspaper« controlled by persons who had personal or political grudges to settle with the man who desired to dower the people of this State with the most magnificent gift ever offered In tho history of Delaware us a colony or ag a commonwealth. Mr. Miller might have recited a shameful chapter based upon the poisoning of the minds of many persons by false statements bearing upon the purposes for which the Boulevard Corporation would use the land border ing the road proper, personal and political enemies had pictured General duFout as making militons from the use of those side strips of land. And, In conclusion, ho might have shown that General duFout, far from wishing to profit from the Boulevard, had ottered to give to the State every dollar of profit that might accrue from the util ization of that land bordering the road Itself. Taking the attacks aud misrepresentations in their i entirety, they constitute a shameful record of personal and political spite aud avarice. There never has been anything like It In the history of the United States, and, perhaps, never will be again. And now, to crown it all, the Democratic boss seeks to make the question of repeal of the Boulevard law a partisan one and not only lines up his own party followers in the Legisla ture, but hopes to be able to line up enough Republi cans la the State Senate to make the repealer effective. All thought of the Interests of thq_ people and all thought of the Incalculable benefits which would com« to the State from the construction and operation of the Boulevard hae been thrown to the wind. The men behind the repealer are so eager to vent their personal and political spleen against the man behind the Boule card that public Interest counts for nothing and com mon fairness and decency find no place In their de structive plan of campaign. t FAIR WAGES FOR A TEN-IKH R DAT. I F there be « man In Delaware who would like to have his sister or his daughter work longer than ten hours a day to earn what may be regarded a fair living wage, let him stand forth that the people may see what sort of a creature he is. The average man regrets that his sister or daughter is compelled to go out and become a wage-earner!' When necessity com pels her to become such, he wishes for her good wages,, short hours and safe and comfortable sur roundings when at work. The man who doe« not wish her those things is not worthy of being called a mail: A woman or a girl who works ten hours for any man or any woman, and who does her work intelli gently and well, should receive therefor wages suffi cient to enable her to live in decency and comfort aftd to lay something aside each week for her wedding portion or for a rainy day. She should not be expected to work twelve, fourteen or sixteen hours a day to earn living wages. Nor should she bo expected to work overtime to do It. No man should be permitted by law to build up a fortune that has for its founda tion the broken health and life o/ the womanhood, girlhood and childhood of the Slate of Delaware. There has been too much of that sort of thing, and it is time for the Legislature to call a halt. There ure family fortunes in this State, built up on overworked women and girls, that should bring the blush of shame to their possessors, and there are ing hullt up at tlie expense of the womanhood, girl hood and childhood of the commonwealth. It is the duty of the Legislature to enact a law that will in sure to the women and (he girl workers of Delaware a fair day's pay for a fair day's work. We hear much said about women and girls losing their Jobs it the Ten-Hour hill becomes law. Such talk us that comes from Interested sources, girls who now are at, work losing their jobs, they will keep their jobs and the w'ages they now receive and other women and girl s will obtain jobs that will opened by relieving the present* women * and girl employes of the overwork they now are compelled to do. The simple truth of the matter i B that those who now employ women and girls must have their services. Suggestion that they will employ men to take their places is sheer rubbish. In the first place, they can not get the men as cheaply as they can get the women, and that is the prime consideration with many employers; In the second place they can not get men who will work twelve, fourteen or sixteen hours a day without paying them men's wages for ten hours .and time and half-time for the overwork, and In the third place, most of the work tiftt is done by women and girls is not the sort that men would do anyway. i ' tit ! W Instead of the women and lit' The working women qnd girls should not permit themselves to be frightened by such senseless talk. They are not employed because of any spirit of char ity on the part of the employers. They are employed because their services arc ijeeded. receiving pay that would be inadequate for a ten-hour day, to say nothing of a twelve-hour or a fourteen-hour day. Let the women and girls get It out of their heads that they are the objects of charity. Let them get It Into their heads that, they are earning every dollar they get and something besides. Most of them are And, beyond everything else, let them remember that it thelf employers do not need them they would not employ them and that, If men employes would suit better, men would be em ployed for the jobs the women and girls now hold. Above all other things, let them hold firmly to the theory that an employer owes them a living wage for a ten-hour day and that, when he is not paying It, he Is not doing bis duty and should! be compelled to do It In (he name of common decency and humanity. HILLS WORTHY OF DEFEAT. O hesitancy should be shown by the Legislature In killing the two anti-cigarette hills that have been Introduced. One makes It unlawful to manufac ture tobacco In that, form in our State and both pro vide for a State-wide prohibition of the sale of cigar ettes. Were the bills drawn in good faith and for the pro tection of minors there probably would be no serious objection to them. But when they strike at important manufacturing interests, present and prospective, and when they also.seek to shut off from adults legal in dulgence in tobacco in that form, it is time for the, Legislature to refuse to give its sanction to such meafeures. There is not the least likelihood that the passage of the bills, or either of Them, would result in breaking up the cigarette-smoking habit among the men in our State. They are old enough to know In what form they desire to use tobacco and they are too old to permit others to tell them In what form they shall "Aise It. Under existing conditions our tobacconists and other dealers in cigarettes do a lucrative business and the bulk of the money derived from it is kept in circula tion here at home. Under a State-wide prohibition law we should have little or no falling off In the use of cigarettes by adults and there would be an Illegal trade that It would be practically impossible for the Attor ney-General to suppress. Resides, much of the money which now |s spent at home for cigarettes would be outside the State. In short, such a bill would do little good, much harm and put a premium upon an illegal traffic that it Is wholly unnecessary to create. Both hills should be defeated. N WILMINGTON AND HOME BILE. 1LM1NGTON must have a fair measure o' Horae Rule. It is eminently fitting, therefore, that on bills affecting this city the Legislature give proper opportunity to the members of City Council to voice their views and offer suggestions relative to the wis dom or unwisdom of passing them. There may be instances in which the attitude of City Council will be clearly at variance with the pub lic interest and the wishes of the people of our city. As a rule, however, that will not be true. What the Couucllmcu may say for or against bills affectiug our city only should bo disregarded by the legislators when ) ;; is seen clearly that It is not expressive of publie opinion and that it is harmful to the public welfare. It would be bad were the Legislature to disregard the principle of Home Rule and override the wishes of the chosen representatives of the people of our city, par ticularly on matters of finance. It Is pleasing to note that the legislators and our Counqilraen are to hold conferences on legislation af fecting our city. No doubt such conferences will re sult in good to the people of Wilmington and bring about a better understanding both here and in Dover. DEMAND SOMETHING PERMANENT. T HE Legislature should not adjourn until It has en acted laws that will put an end to the shame ful waste of road taxes due to unscientific and make shift methods of rpad maintenance in all three coun ties. Since Delaware became a commonweflUh mil lions of dollars have been wasted and that waste still is In progress. Now that the people, thanks to the educational campaign inaugurated by General T. Cole man duPont and his friends, have come to a realiza tion of the benefits which arise from good roads, they should Insist that something be done. That la partic ularly true of the farmer, wffo is the greatest sufferer from the Incompetency and extravagance that have featured the annual expenditure of road taxes. He should demand, in a voice that cannot fail to be heard and understood, that he receive something lasting Ih return for the money that be is called upon annually to contribute toward the road funds of the county In which he resides and owns property. Many bills have been introduced in the Legislature looking to the construction of permanent roads. In fact, the chief danger lies in the multiplicity of those bills. The committees which have them in charge should work out a comprehensive and intelligent sys tem for road Improvement and report a measure that will be generally beneficial and that everyone may un derstand readily, first of all, however, the amend ments to the Boulevard Corporations act should be passed and the way should be cleared for the con struction of the duPont Boulevard, which would he the great trunk line for all the lateral roads that might be built with public funds. Now is the time, however, for the farmers and others who pay taxes to serve notice on the politicians and those who in the past have received the road funds for makeshift work that the time has come when there must be a change of policy with regard to the public roads and that something of a permanent nature must be given to the taxpayers in return for the money spent. MRS. CRANSTON.'* APPREtTATII». E are in receipt of the following letter from Mrs. Martha 3. Cranston, of Newport, president of the Delaware Equal Suffrage Association, in appre ciation of our editorial on "Give the Women a Square W Deal ✓ To the Editor of THE EVENING JOURNAL: Sir:—Thank you for your fine editorial of last Thurs day. I have sent my copy of your paper away. Will you please-send me two copies? I am enclosing a copy of a letter received from Hon. Martin B. Burris. Will you please print it? Yours sincerely, MARTHA S. CRANSTON. The letter from Mr. Burris to which Mrs. Cranston refers id addressed to her and bears date Jan. 9 last. It is as follows; My dear Madam; I have yours of the 4th instant, and in reply permit me to say that I have in no wise changed my opinion upon the matter of Woman Suffrage since f was In the Constitutional Convention more than fourteen years ago. I thought then, and still think, that if want to take upon themselves the additional burden of the franchise, they ought to have it. better everything else she touches and I sec why politics and government could be an exception. I will speak to our member of the Legislature and press my views to him upon this gravely important matter. We are glad that the editorial referred to pleased Mrs. Cranston and trust that it also pleased her asso ciates. women She makes no reason ex The Jackson & Sharp plant of the American Car & Foundry Company In this city fias received a contract to build many cars for use on the Government rail roads'in Chile. There will be seventeen sleeping car», several parlor and dining cars and also other rolling The contract, which will not be filled for six stock. months, will bring much money Into the local market through the wages of those employed In building the It also will give positive assurances of con Through good work cars. tinned work to many employes, and fair and square dealing the local plant has built up a splendid trade In South America, and the hope is general that It will grow steadily, not only for the sake of the corporation but also for the sake of our community. We do not think that anyone who know* Attorney General Wolcott will doubt that he Is both capable of and willing to see that justice is done in the case of Patrolman Zebley, who was so unfortunate as to shoot Frank Fisher, a fugitive whom he was pursuing in this city. Nor do we think that anyone will criticize Mr. Wolcott for having declined to accept the legal . aid of counsel retained by friends of the slain man. If the friends of Fisher have any evidence that is not already in the hands of the Attorney-General, it is their duty to place It in his bands, through counsel or otherwise, and leave the conduct of the case to him as the prosecuting officer of the State. Ninety per cent, of the firemen on the Eastern rail roads have voted in favor of a strike unless their de mands be granted. That does not mean necessarily that thete will be a strike. It does mean, however, that the head officials of the Brotherhood may go to the railroad officiais and say that they are in a position to call a strike unless there be a satisfactory adjust ment of the troubles. Let us hope that there will bo such an adjustment and that the trade of the nation will not be disturbed by a labor upheaval of such mag nitude as would feature a general strike of the fire men. One of the bad features of the situation Is that our own territory would be affected by such a strike. The Every Evening says, "It is a safe prediction that among the many measures now before the Legislature are some which should not be enacted into laws." True; and it Is an equally safe prediction that among the many measures there are some that are being op posed by the Every Evening that should be enacted into laws as quickly as possible. : With the Paragraphers : We are willing to wager the office dictionary against a campaign button that none of Governor Wilson's Cabinet appointments is causing him ns much eon» ceru as those with his dentist.—New A'ork Evening Sun. The Emporia Gazette declares flatly that no painting is worth more than $10" But the frames—think of the rich frames that surround some of them. Has tho Gazette thought of the frames?—Kansas City Times, Inventor Edison says that soon he will have his moving and talking pictures in every home. About the only thing you can't get at home nowadays Is home life.—Rochester Post-Express. According to the store windows, the women's spring hats arc going to be smaller and even pleasant to look upon. Bring on your vernal equinox!—Chicago News. « Somebody has discovered more land at the South Pole that will have to be taken Indoors and thawed out before being used.—Chicago News. Parents by neglecting to train their children in a few common sense rules of street crossing, frequently become in large measure responsible later on for acci dents in which their children meet with serious hurt. If not death.—Atlanta Georgian. Many a young man today burns the midnight gaso line that his old dad burned the midnight oil to pay for. Florida Tlmes-Union. / NEW NEWS OF YESTERDAY Daniel Lament's Prediction in an Albany Oyster Cellar By Holland. On the evening before the organi zation of the Legislature of New York state In January, 1880, a caucus of the Republicans nominated the late General George H, Sharpe for Speak er, One of those y ho attended this caucus as u spectator wate General. Chester A. Arthur, who the year fol lowing was to become President of the United States. At midnight, after the caucus, a llitle company of Republican leaders visited an humble oyster house in the vicinity. * They had knowledge of the expert skill of the keeper of that col lar-llke restaurant In the' cooking of oysters in various styles. Whenever General Arthur visited Albany he made It a point to treat himself to one qI the oyster stews for which this proprietor, who was also his own cook, was locally famous. The little group of Republican lead ers consisted of General Chester A. Arthur, who, three years earlier, 4iad been removed from the office of col lector of the port of New York hr President Rutherford B. Hayes. Gen eral Sharpe, who had been removed at the same time from the office of surveyor of the port, and General Hamilton Ward who was a staunch friend of Senator Roscoe Conkllng and of General Arthur. There were some lesser Republican lights in the company. They were all very happy. 1 he Governor of the State, Alonzo B Cornell, who had been Inaugurated a few hours earlier, was removed from the post of Naval Officer at the cus tom house of New York at the time had been removed. The reason why these Republican leaders were rejoicing was. I thought, as I sat with that company, due en tirely to the fact that although Pres ident Hayes had removed these men from conspicuous public offices, one of them had been elected Governor of New York, another had been nomi nated for Speaker of the Assembly, while it was the understanding that at the meeting of the Legislature the following year General Arthur would be elected United States Senator. All of these Republicans looked upon General Arthur as their real leader, second only to Senator Conkllng. Just as the company was finishing the oysters a young man came Into the little restaurant. His overcoat collar was turned up so as to protect his ears and face, for the night was of zero temperature. He stood at the counter while the proprietor prepar ed to open some oysters in response to his order—a plate of oysters on the half shell. While he was wait ing for the oysters, he turned down his overcoat collar, lifted a woolen cap from his head, and then there stood revealed Daniel S. Lamont. He had just finished his work in the edi torial office of the Albany Argus. Gen eral Arthur called out to him saying' "Hello, Dan! A'ou come just In time to give a little savor to this tmproptu feast, for you are the only Democrat In the room." Lamont replied, 'T suppose you are celebrating your triumphs* but you ought to have Governor Cornell and Senator Conkllng here to complete the circle." A few minutes later Lamont beck oned to me cautiously and I . went with him to the dor of the oyster room. "I suppose you think that General Arthurs and the others are congrat ulating themselves that they have at last got even with President Hayes for removing them from office," he said. I confessed that that was precisely what had occurred to me. "Well, those men are not thinking about Hayes at all. I'll tejl you what they have in mind. They have at last got control of the Republican organ ization of the State. They have got the Governor and the Speaker of the Assembly and the Attorney General and all the other influences excepting one, and they think they have got him. "What those men intend to do is to give the solid delegation from New X'ork state to the Republican national convention at Chicago next June to General Grant for the Presidential nomination. "They are going to give to Grant a great majority of these delegates, but they are not going to have a unit ed delegation, although they don't know it. Judge Robertson, who la very powerful In the eastern part of New A'ork stale, intends to swing away at least onc-thlrd of the dele gates, and he ean control as many as that, from Grant to Blaine. All my friends think that thla 'will defeat Grant's nomination. Those men lit there," Lamont continued, nodding his head toward the restaurant, "don't know that they have Judge Robert son to reckon with," It turned out as Lamont predicted. Judge William C. Robertson (appoint ed the next year by President Gar field Collector of the Port of New York) controlled a minority uf Ui« New A'ork delegation which supported Blaine. 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