Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 17, 1886, Image 2

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The United States1 New Navy as Seen by
Porcign Eyes.
An Admital Who Thinks the Boats Alto
gether Too Slow ,
Marino Warfare aud Lostructiro Engines
Minutely Discussed Standpoints.
ItiurcnHlttc thr ISxporln from Oormnny
to llio United Klntos SHpprCRRlnc
fioclnllMiiVnrllko Attitude
of iOiiropcnn Powers ,
Thn Now Nnvy
PAIIIS , Oct. in. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to the lint : . ] I had an interview
Thursday with Admiral Aube , the Ktencli
minister of marine , at his cabinet in the
mlnlstiy on Uio mo Hoyalc , In reference lo
tlie utility of the new steel cruisers now
being built by the United Stales government.
1 showed llio admiral the diagrams and
sketches ot the lloston. The admiral praised
llio Ingenious contrivances for lUlitlng , the
pilot house , superstructure of the
battery , etc. , aud then , looking at mo with a
sharp , peueliatlne gliince , asked :
11 What Is her sliced ? "
"Not unllo IhUieon knots , sir , " I replied.
The admiral shook his head and said cm-
phaticallv : "Then as a as war vessel she Is
useless. A cruiser Is of no use whatever , un
less she has speed enough lo calch a last
ocean steamer that Is to say , unless she has
a speed of nineteen knots. Ciulsers of less
speed Ihan Ihlsnron weakness , not a strength
to a navy , for they will only bo captured or
sunk bv the enemy. The now cruisers to bo
built for the Krench navy aic to have a mini
mum speed of nineteen knots , capable of
being Increased to twenty knots during live
hours at a stretch by the application of an
apparatus of teiajio farce. If they don't at
. tain this speed tuo government will lefusc
them. "
I then naked the Admiral If he would ex
plain the best way for the United Stales to
set about to get a navy. Tlio Admiral rang
anelectile bell and .said to the attendant ,
"Don't let anyone Interrupt me for half an
hour. " He rolled a cigarette , and bald :
"You ha\e a duly magnificent body of
naval officers , and you have splendid bailers ,
and you have no heavy lion-clads three
points upon which yon arc most heartily
to bo conmatiilatcd. Naval experiments
have now clearly demonstrated that huge
lion-clails , In which Kuropean governments
have spent hundreds and hundreds
of millions , liavo had tlielr day.
Tfieso mastodons of tlm ocean have
had their day. They will be scarcely
more useful In the next naval war than the
grand old line of battleships of Toufalbcan
nnd Abonklr. These mastadons have been
rendered worthless by those microbes of the
sea , torpedo boats and swift cruisers. The
fault has been that all the naval construc
tors till lately have attempted the Impossi
ble . They liave tried to unite in the same
vessel all the means of modern naval warfare
the ram , heavy guns , armor , flectncss and
torpedoes , The result is a vast , unwieldy ,
floating f01 liens , liable to bo sunk by the first
well-directed torpedo. The United States , 1
repeat , are sincerely to bo congratulated on
having none of thesn useless monsters.
Your slluallou Is this : in the tirst place you
are not Immncrcdby having any mercantile
marine to protect. In n naval war this will
give you meat advantage. All your naval
operations can be , therefore , confined to pro
tecting your harbors and destroying the
enemy's commerce. You can make your
haiborn impregnable \ylth your laud forts ,
toipdocs and torpedo boats. Forty or fifty
I T unarmed cruisers with sufllclont speed could
< * l destroy your enemy's commerce , for all the
Iron dads of nil the tleotflof the world would
to-dr y be utterly Inadequate to blockade your
coasts and prevent these cruisers from getting
to sea. Hut these cruisers Bhould
have a minimum speed of nineteen
knots ; that Is to say , they should bo faster
than Ihogieat trans-Atlantic sleamcrs. They
should , besides the ordinary machine guns ,
have two or three guns of Hie longest possi
ble range , tiring projectiles tilled wllh llio
latest explosives discovered by science. Such
cruisers could to-day destroy or demoralize
the entiremarlnccommcrceof united Kuiopu.
Kvcn if ono of these cruisers wore to be com
pelled to n\'hl a high Kuiopcan Iron clad , the
advantage would btlll be with the cruslor , for
a crusler , Iwlng small and moving about with
rapidity , Is almost Impossible to bo hit , while
the high Iron chid Is a splendid larget.nnd the
high sleel plate.s are now perleclly vulnerable
to projectiles charged with fulminating cot
ton or with menllene. "
Here Ihendmlral showed me three stco
plates pierced bv projectiles containing ful-
iiilnutinir cotton , mentlenu and , as it third
substance , a composition , which Is the seciet
of the Kiencli Kovcinment , which has twice
the power of menilenoand Is no moiu dan-
Kcrous to manipulate than the ordinary gun
loader. This now exjilo.slvo will enable the
calibre and consequent wclidit of the guns to
bo diminished and makes the steel plates al
most as penetrablens tlie wooden walls of
hijw In the days of Dccatur nnd Halnbrldec.
The admiral continued : "Now , compaio
ono of these cruisers with an Irunehul In
attacking a.fort. IJotli are equally vulner
able , but the crulbcr Is almost invisible from
the distance tiom which she can throw her
explofihes , while the honclad Is so hlth | and
ciimbeisonio us to boa good miuk from the
land , for even at night all of the movements
of this floating foitruss can bo followed
by clcctrlo lights. The crnlsor ,
on the contrary , Is almost Invisible because
of her snuillues-s , and uncatcliablo because of
lier speed. Those proposed crtilseis are
merely tlie application of lu oni taught by
yourgieat civil war. Thoyaro merely Ala-
bamas adapted to Uia latest advantage ol
science. The motto of your naval reform
bliould be : I.os Alabamas , eucora It's Ala-
bamas , et toujoura lew Alabamas. "
After expiosslng the highest appreciation
of the American naval olUcers , their pluck ,
their aclentlllc attainments , and thulr
splendid seattmullko qualltlo * , the admiral
ald :
' 'I am going to demand of tbe chambers the
two hundred million ot fuucs to put the
French navy on the footing that It ought tc
Ve. I shall Insist upon the necessity of fast
trulsers of a minimum i [ ed of nineteen
knots. I shall not have tliese cruisers built
Jn the covcinment docfc yard ? , but Ir tc j-f eat
commercial dock yards of France. 1 shall
say to the mercantile conslructors : Hulld me
n cruiser with a minimum speed of nineteen
knots , capable of being Increased to nearly
twenty knots , for a period of live hours the
critical period of n chase , lly the application
of Ihu tiravo force Instrument , lately ln <
\cnted , skillful engineers assure mo that
this speed Is perfectly attainable. I also say
to the constructors : If the cruiser , on her
trial docs not attain this speed , then the
government will refuse her , and she
can be utlllrcd for llio merchants' marine ,
The constructors will agree to these terms ,
fortheio Is alwavs a demand In commerce
for vessels of this type , and thus there Is no
risk ot the government having on Its bands
n quantily of failures , as might bo the case II
the cruisers were lo be constructed in Ihe
government dock yards. 11 Is , In fact , jusl
like ordering a pair ot boots iiom the boot
maker. If they lit , well and good. I take
them nnd pay for them. If Ihey don't lit , 1
don't take them. "
NnrnI Opinion * .
Oct. 10. ( New York Herald
Cable Special to tlm BKI : . ] I Interviewed ,
to-day , Admiral Sir Spencer Hoblnson , t
former lord of admiralty , who speaks as an
expert In naval matters , because under hi'
management the change was made from
wooden ships to Iron-clad , and from smooth'
bore to rilled cannon. 1 found him at hit
residence In Eton Place , just recovering from
an Illness , but quite willing to give the be no-
lit of bis longcxpcilctice In ship construction ,
Unsaid :
"Your 4,000 ton cruiser seems to me to com-
blue more of thegoodqualttles a cruiser should
possess , alwavs , ot course , provided slu at
tains an estimated average speed ol
eighteen knots an hour. This speed Is aboul
as blub as Is necessary , as cruisers must IK
built to combine many opposing qualities ,
none of which can safely bo subordinated to
sueed. For Instance , they must be
able to keep at sea In the rough
est weather without straining , they must
carry coal for long cruises , anil
must also carry cannon and war stores ol
considerable weklit. It Is true that the
Italia and various other heavy Iron-clads at
tain nearly the same speed as the unarmored
cruisers , but can wo take the Italia as a sam
ple ? It Is an admirable boat for Mediterra
nean defence. | She irakes the Mediterranean
practically an Italian sea , lint In the May ol
IMscay she would roll herself lo bits.
She might carry coal enough
to cross the Atlantic , but when
across shn would have nn
coal to return with or lor bombardments or
cruiser chasing. Yes ; I have studied care
fully the subject of coaling at sea from coal
transports. It's too risky. It Is a long and
wearisome affair. You must remember Ihat
tin ! modern ship is like an infantry soldier
forced lo carry on his back food for Hie
whole campaign or walk back to the depot
for supplies when the food he carried
Is exhausted. To attack Italy , America must
have vessels of the Italia type , as well as
Mediterranean coaling stations. Torpedoes ,
storms and coal supply will , however , effect
ually limit the action of the heavier armor-
clads againsl Ihe American coast defenders ,
who now have so much advantage that even
with our West India coaling stations the
BilUsh armor-clads can hardly endanger Mew-
York. "
cniTictfliKa TIII ; cnuiSEns.
"I would like to criliclso ono point In your
cruisers , , the rlggincIn action this
Is certain to be shot away , and probably in
( ailing would foul the screws and wreck the
vessel. Moreover , thcio Is notliinc to bo
gained by running such n risk , since if these
plans are drawn to scale your cruiser , nine
days out of ton , would not make two knots
an hour under sail hardly steerage-way. "
After quitting the admiral I met at the
ofliceof the Thames Ship Uuildlnr company ,
Gcorgo Mackrow , the naval architect , who
possesses the unique distinction of having
either designed or superintended the con
struction of llio first Ironclads ever owned
by the seven Kuropean powers. Including
Germany , Kussia and Spain. While await
ing for Mr. Mackrow to finish his
business with the Japanese commission
sent over to report upon Kngllsh
naval nichltccture , I examined a collection
of royal decorations awarded Mr. Mackrow
for ships constructed during the last fifteen
years. Kegarding the now American cruis
ers Mr. Mackrow said : "I have not checked
their designs , put I judge the ships are
likely to boa ciedll to the American navy.
The Drltlsh navy has no man-
of-war with over an eighteen
knot speed , nor any ocean cruiser
as yet even designed to exceed eighteen
knots. One tiling jmzy.lcs mo. 1 do not bee
how , with their stated horse j > ewer , the
American cruisers can attain this eighteen
knot speed. Yet ; such speed Is possible
wllh Mtfllclcnt engine power. In tact , wo
have just offered to build an ocean cvulsor of
guaranteed nineteen knot speed. If the
American ciulsors reach eighteen knots , that
will be. I think , as last as Is needed. Never
theless , I expect within a year or two to sec
ocean cnuseis of twenty knots'speed. "
"Yes , my plans are hiilllclently advanced
to give yon a general idea of what such a
ship would bo like : Say about 0,000 tons ,
14,000 horse pow er , coal for 5,000 miles at ten
knots an hour , cost 1,350,000 , the frame
stiongenough to support lour twenty-live-
ton guns , as against the fix-ton guns tlie
Ameilean steamers will carry. Of course
Hits Isullttliiln advance of the times , but
the development of thu tilplo expansion
engines and other Impiovumenls make .such
u cruiser to bo expected , lint armor clads ol
over seventeen knots speed are not probable
to bo laitiic.hed while steam in used for power.
People torgot that ships are built for special
jiurposcs , and lion clads ore for fighting ,
lieyond n certain poiut speed can only be ob
tained by sacrificing armor or coal supply 01
wolglit of cannon as you say. I3y vast sl/.e
it might bo pojslblu to obtain great speed
added to the other leiiulrt-nients of an iron
clad , For Instance I could desU-n a heavy
urmor-clad , say of 10,000 tons , cost ten million
of your dollar * , which would steam twenty
knots. IJut no docks and few haibors , how
ever , exist for such a vessel. On the whole
crusleis are such masses of compromise that
If Ihe American \essclsdevelop Ihelr speci
fied speed it will be about as good as piesent
know ledge can produce. "
"Have you seen the new shell1 continued
the great coiihtiuctor , changing the subject.
"It jileicus sixteen inches of armor and ex
plodes Inside the vessel. It's a terrible
weapon. I do not ce how navies can guaid
against Us effect. "
All the great naval powers of Europe-keep In
London ono or more naval attaches to gather regarding lirlilsh progress in
shipbuilding. Thcso gentlemen aio alt ex
perts and watch naval matters with
a closeness which may ba Judged from
the fact that I was shown by
one foreign attache , whose name , obviously ,
I cannot give , a poitfollo containing almost
every article yet printed regarding tbn new
American crul r. I took pains to gather the
ideas of tbete attaenu regarding thn new
American uian-.ot-war , As diplomatic naval
ellnuntto forbids n > their iiamea la such crit
Icisms , I divide their opinions into three
classes :
1. "America deserves congratulations on
hcrnewciulsers. If an eighteen knot speed
Is realized It will be sufficient There are few-
vessels so fast In the woild as eighteen knots.
The speed of naval vessels is crcatly over es
timated. The fact Is , wo have the eighteen
knots about reached the limit for ocean cruis
ers. This Is shown by the
fuel that In the last ten years
Woluueonly really added one knot to the
speed of the fastest ships , America must
remember one point In construction by the
lowest tender that It docs not guarantee the
best workmanship ; also that the speed ob
tained from marine engines depends almost
ns much upon the builder's knowledge as
upon the sire of the engine. "
2. "Tho new American cruisers will bo
admirable stilus. Ot course your 4,000 ton-
ncr , with Its estimated elgntecn knots , will ,
afler the trial , never exceed fourteen knots
nn hour. That does no harm , however. With
all their talk about speed no Kngllsh cruiser
can make over fifteen knots' steadily and
regularly. A fonrtccn-kiiot speed will over
take slow merchantmen. As forsuced to
overhaul big passenger sleamcr.s , that cruls-
ci.s will He In wait for , such Is not needed ,
for they can use cannon ball to overtake
them It they try their heels. "
3. The American navy needs minimum
ten-knot cruisers which , on emergency , could
steam eighteen or twenty knots an hour for
the hours. An clghteen-knot cruiser would
now compare well wilh any atloal , bul navies
go ahead quickly. Your cruisers may bo an-
liquated beloie they aie built Why not build
new vessels from new designs , guaranteeing
nt least equality with the mercantile marine ?
Of what use will your new cruisers bo If the
Atlantic lines and Kuiopcan crul&efs steam a
knot or two faster than all vour cruisers ? "
Such Is a summary of what I gleaned from
the naval attaches of four legations.
Increase In Her Trade With
This Country.
nnni.iN. Oct 1C. | Special Cablegram lo
theIJEi.j : Ket.nn.s giving tins exports from
Germany to the United States during the
past year show that the exports from Herlin
have increased SU'JU.OOO ; from Hiemen ,
SX5)34 ( ) ; from Chemnitz , 51,800.000 ; from
Dre-den , 5.T.y.,000 ) ; from Hamburg , S2.100-
000 ; from Lepsle , 5S--0,87fi , and Irom
Stellln , SXfl.COO , Keturns from South Ger
man consular districts have not been Issued.
They , however , will probably indicate the
same rate of increase , Frankfort heading the
list with nn increase of S700.000. The piotec-
lionist oryaiiw seek to prove Ihat the increase
Is duo to the proteclivo policy of the
goveinment whllo on the olher hand the
National Xcitung , a fiee trade journal , con
tends that the return of stability in American
trade Is Ihe sole cause of llio revival of busi
ness. The annual report of the Dusseldorf
chamber of commeice stales Ihat the expor
tation of paintings to Amuiica has almost
ceased since the rise In the American tariff.
Thecxportalionsof palntlnits Irom Paris lo
America has decreased troni 8,000,000 francs
to 1,500,000 francs.
ON THE nounsE.
Toward the close ot business on the
Bourse to-day H was reported that the Impe
rial Bank of Germany would raise Its rate of
discount on Monday. The rumor arose
from Uio fact that a meeting of the bank
committee has been called for Monday. An
uneasy feeling exists In financial circles over
the extent of German capital risked In
Russia. Leading bankers have placed a full
slalement of the position of German Invest
ors In the hands of Prince Bismarck , and
have received from him private assurances
that the extcuto cordlalo between Germany
and Russia remains undisturbed , and that a
perfect understanding exists between botli
Emperor William will return to Berlin on
Wednesday. He will give r.n audience to
M. Jules Hcibett. Ficnch ambassador , on
Friday , and will afterward go hunting at
Blankenburg. Crown Prince Frederick
William , King of Saxony , and Henry of
Prussia , Duke of Saxo A He burg nnd Duke of
Saxo Coburg , will meet the emperor at Blank
enburg. It Is supposed that the object of
the rendezvous of the princes Is something
beyond hunting.
The socialists attempted to hold reunions
In the suburbs of Lelpslo to-day , but the
meetings were suppressed by the authorities.
The mass meeting which was to have been
held at Kaufbeurcn , Bavaria , was also
forbidden by the police. Herr Vle-
reck , editor of the socialist organ ,
Deutsch Wortenblatt , which was re
cently suppressed , was to have
presided nt the mcellng , Krewlnkel , chief
of the socialists at A Ix , has been Sentenced
lo ten months' Imprisonment He was
charged with sending socialist pamphlets ,
printed In the German , Polish and Uusslan
languages , to confederates at Theme for
secret circulation. The crusade of the police
against socialism is being cairicd on
more vigorously than ever. The
authorities have succeeded in completely sup
pressing every labor organization In Bcillu ,
Hamburg , Lclpslc and Zurich. The Social
Ucmokrat boasts ( hat police peisecutlon can
not stop the socialist ptopocanda. and it
asset Is that socialism Is especially spreading
In the ranks of the army.
It All Doponils Upon ttio Ability of
Itusslu to Dlseiilnniilo Ilorsolf.
PAIIIS , Oct If ) . [ New York Herald Cable-
Special lo llio Bun. J Peace or war all de
pends upon how Kussia gets out of hei Bul
garian entanglements. Tlm czar is by nature
obdurate , impetuous , overbearing ; he cannot-
allow the Idea to galu gioiind that he Is devi
ating from the traditional Muscovite foreign
policy , lie has the moral support of Ger
many to re-establish a Husslanlzcd Bulgaria
so long as lie con tines himself to pacific
means , but that Is ( be end of tb , $ tether that
binds" him to the 'triple alliance. The mill-
tary occupation of Bulgaria a move for
which four Infantry divisions In south Rus
sia have been designated and fully prepared
since the end of August would bo a leap In
the dark that ( he c/ar , with all his rashness ,
docs not daio yet to make. The
would so arouse Hungarian public opinion ,
fan Into ilamo the latent Austrian hatred of
Itusila , and force the hand of Franz Joseph
tbat war would bo the Inevitable result.
Those who know her statesmen best feel that
Hussia would neither abandon Bulgaria nor
occupy it. but with tough perseverance and
ceaseless pertinacity would threaten , promise ,
tease , cajole , bully and worry the Bulgarian
regency and the Bulgarian people until they
had been worked up into a state of acute
fever and had become from sheer fatigue
humble pawns of the czar.
Meanwhile Kussia keeps up a desperate
fllitntion wltb France , based upon the propo
sition already submitted to the sultan by the
Itusslau ambassador , by which France would
regain her ptexllge In the tavant aud In
Egypt , but tlm flirtation Is not marriage , aud
tbo Franco-llusslau alliance yet exists.
ilunlk , . Austria , Uerinauy , France
And Turkey alt stand Wilh hands upon their
sword hilts , and there Is no tolling at what
moment the blades may leap from their scab
bards , for even winter snow hhd choked
mountain passes diet not'last year prevent the
Bulgariansntul the * Servians frdm lizhtlng
each other until far IntoDccember. Kussla ,
In fact , Is linprcenablb from attack hi win
ter , but winter wlll not prevent Russian
troops from occupying Bulgaria.
One thing is certain It is clear to Ihe most
unatlenllve tourisl-tltat , whether Boulanger
be an Alclbladcs Or not French otllcers and
soldiers have never before been so neat and
clean or In such first rnto lighting trim as to
day. No doubt Doulangcr Is a splendid war
minister. He is dally becoming more popu
lar and still keeps on Introducing new army
reforms , the lalesl of which allows soldleis to
rest on Sundays , instead of putting on tine
uniforms and parading about to please holi
day makers.
JRnrnn llothselilld Dend.
FHANKTOUT , Otct. 10. Meyer Karl Hoths-
chlld , head of thu great banking firm , died
suddenly to-day ftom heart disease.
The President' * West Vlrjtlnla Trip
Uojiortcil nn n Jolly One.
WAsiiiNCTOS1 , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram
to the Br.K. ] Those who went with the
president on his trip to West Virginia say
Ihat they had a grand time. Certainly the
party was a convhal one. Secretary Fairchild -
child , it Is said , c/ui / enjoy a good drou of
liquor. Commissioner Miller Is the govern
ment head ot the liquor business aud can
sample as well as anyone. Thomas Blkins
is a fac simile aud the president docs not
mind a sip or so. Colonel Lament plays pro
priety and carried the bait. They all cot
i'.ome at fi o'clock'this ' morning and one of
thn Hist tilings 1ho president did was to ap
point Cousin Bcnnle Folsom lobe consul at
Sheflleld. England. Ben Is Mrs. Cleveland's
cousin and took lior to Europe. Ho Intended
to come here andispiiiid the winter at the
white house , but evidently Cleveland did not
want him. Some * , jieoplo are saying to-day
that Mrs. Cleveland was so put out by the
president's leaylng her for thu hunting trip
that as soon as ho got homo she made him
appoint Bennlc. Certainly the appointment
has caused more talk than any made for
a year , especially since the president has
talked so much lately against nepotism.
Shcflield Is one of the best consuls at the dis
posal of the goveinment It pays a salary of
SifXX ) and many fees. Theie were hundreds
of applicants for thu place.
Among the callers pnthe president lo-day
were Iwo saloon keepers from Buffalo , old
Iriendsofthc pre&idcUif. lie used .to goto
Hiolr place wlien he Jived In Buthila ,
and this was their lirstvis-it lo him. lyisl
year two others called ion him and he took
them out ridlnc. . 'The visitors to-day ex
pected the same treatment , but Glover Is
married now , and Mrs. Cleveland said "No. "
A IIUFKAWXAN 1'IXr.l ) . .
As Indicated In tbeso dispatches , the presi
dent is beginning to get fiightciic-l at the
action of his old BufTolo , friends , and he In
tends to glvo them sonm .places. To-day ho
appointed Frank Xiobdycar to be commis
sioner to examine thd Northern Pacific i.ill-
road. Goodyeay la.a brother of Charles
Goodyear , a law partner of W. S. Blssell. the
piesmont's best friend. Cleveland offered
this ran to Buffalo but , Ills friendi do not
think much of It * >
After a vast amount nt talk and red tape.
General Sherldan.wlit probably have thocast-1
ing vote in TGen > niinofRate. . The general
Impression is If Sitting Bull's .life was spared
after the Custer massacre ; it would bo incon
sistent to bank ( icroniinoniil , ( If the knotty
legal question Is decided in favor of handing
llio insuigent over to the military anthoiities ,
which Is now expected , General Sheridan's
advice as to the punishment will be followed.
General Sheridan lias just returned from a
visit of Inspection of tlie division or thn Mis
souri , and has had a conference with the
president within a day or so. As far as any
prejudice exisling against General Miles , as
it volunteer ofliccr. and In favor ot General
Crook , as a West Pointer , it is generally con
sidered that General Miles hns the stronceit
political influence of nny olllccr In the army.
William Golkan has been commissioned
postmasleratSt Charles , Neb ,
The following now offices and poslmasters
were established to-day In Nebraska : Wayne ,
/ullenberger ; Leonard , lawes county ,
Hamilton M. German ; Yankee , Keith county.
Colonel N , E. Colimian. a former account
ant In the disbursing otlice of the United
States coast and geodetic survey , to-day tiled
charge.s and specifications with the district
attorney here ulleglnit fraud a-/alnst the fol-
lowlnirollicors aud cmplorcs of the buieau :
F. M. Thorne. superintendent ; B. A. Calona ,
assistant superintendent : C. O. Boutclie , H.
( } . Ogden , John W. Parsons , Kdwln Smith ,
F. II. Pnmnnsand'Il. ' M Bache. Warrants
have been issued for all those implicated In
the alleged fiauds , and It Is ex ] > ected that
thcie will be a general shaking up In this
staid old depnrtuitMit.
wiioi.KSAi.r. iiiscitAiiui : OF rniNTnns.
Senator Manderson , who has been here
for a day or so , ban been quietly in
vestigating the numerous removals and
chanties In Iho government printing ofllco
under Benedict. The senator is chairman of
the senate printing committee , nnd he has
notified Public Printer Benedict that llio
committee Is empowered to inve.stlg.itu the
government printing onico at nny time and
he thereby served notice on him that the
committee would begin an Investigation of
his dismissals ami methods In n very few
nays. Messrs. Manden-on , Gorman and
llawley , compose tie | senate printIng -
Ing committee , aud there Is a
lively time | n prospect. Goiman
has suffered most , and his men have been
turned out unmercifully , It Is staled this
mornlne that there will be a discharge of 300
moie employes of the government printing
ofllco to-nlglit The employes of Ihat place
stale that the large discharge aliendy made ,
nearly GOO have crippled the work
going on there. There Is need of
every ono discharged and moro besides to do
the work rcqulreuby t' ' > e government. In
the bookbinding department the work Is
throe years behind time. The rush ot reports
Irom the departments'wb.lch ore soon to be
placed in the piinter'n Iiandx will require a
largo Jorce to get them In readiness for con
gress. When the Ujsr ariiu takes place It-
will mnun nearly , ! XKpuV oiis thrown out of
employment since Jm jLSmicdlet look charge.
Tlio.First jMlifai ) p. 91. O.'B Report.
WASIUNOTO.Vj ( icti ' t-16. First Assistant
Postmaster Gei/erfU' / . A. Stevenson has
submitted to tbef jiosjiaasu-r general his in-
nual leport upon tbuap ratlonsof the bureau
for the fiscal year ojn.d 4 June SO. It shows
the number of.postelllcs established during
the year to bea,4 2'pumber ; discontinued ,
1,120 : net Increase , ? , : JG3 ; whole number of
I > osloftlco3 , 63,0)4 ) ; Buwjjpr filled by appoint
ments of the DostuvMtcr peneral , Sl.fiiy. The
appo ntments madmlmlBS the year me given
as follows : On ruMgn.ulons and commis
sions expired. ' . ' , Ui ; increase , as compared
with the previous > u r. 3W3 ; on removals
and suspensions , tt.OfiO ; Increase , as compared
wllh the previous year , 8.7.V1 : on deaths of
postmasters. ! W7 : on establishment of new
postofuees , , 8-J,747. General Stev
enson icnews his recommendation of last
year that the government pay otUce-rent for
postmasters or Jhe third class.
Arrested for Car Itobbory.
ST , l.ouis , Oct. 18. For some time past
freight can on.llie Missouri Pacific and Iron
Mountain railways have been systematically
robbed. The thefts lir every instance have
been so completely covered up that detection
for a long time seemed Impossible. The mat
ter watt placea In the hands of detectives and
nineteen brakemen were arrested at Fort
bmllh , charged wllh bains implicated in the
robberlw. humjrwlsof dollars of merchan
dise nave in tuts way been stolen.
Heartrending Incidents of tlie Terrible
Storm Along the Gulf ,
Wives nnil Children Drowned Hcforo
HiifilmmtH nml Knthcra Tlio Death
List Growlnir Appeals for
liumcilliuo Aid ,
Theorem I > lnnipr.
GAI.VF.STON , Tex. , Oct. 15. [ Special Tolo-
ifram to the lii.j ) : : Kuithur particulars of
tlm grertt disaster nt Sahlno Pass arc con-
Btatitly being received. Tlio situation has
not been exaggerated In the least A corn's-
pondcnt who has just returned from Sahlnc
1'ass telegraphs from Orange that turkey
buzzards are soarlint over Sablno for miles
around on land and wntcr. It. Is ono vast
charnel house. The town Is swept out of ex
istence. What was n prospcious village
when last Tuesday dawned. Is now the center
of wreck and desolation. There are 12' per
sons missing ana supposed to bo dead. Only
about twenty-live bodies have thus far been
recovered. There Is not ono sound house In
the town of Sabinc. The residences'of Dr.
GHIIland and Editor McClanahan are the
only ones that can he repaired. Evciy other
house Is an absolute wreck. This , In brief ,
Is the story of the storm. Innumnablo
touching and heart-rending Incidents of the
storm nro lolatcd by the smvlvor.s. One
house , containing fourteen coloied persons ,
was seen to go down with a crash ntul every
one of them was lost. Incidents are tclated
of husbands lashing wives and children to
floating wicekago and then seeing them
killed by heavy logs being driven against
them. The damaire to ptopcrtycan only be
estlmatod by the value of the town , for all Is The Sablne. and East Texas railioad Is
washed out for a distance of ten miles. The
ties have floated oif and the rails arc twisted
like wires. An effect of the great hurricane
Is that millions of dead fish wc-ic easlup by
the waves , and thousands of birds also strew
the cround , A young woman lit n porfcctly
nude state was louiul roaming arounil on the
prairie , live miles fiom S.iblne. Hho was de
mented and could not tell her name.
When the government tug I'onroso reached
Sablno ycsteiday Columbus Martin was
found lowing around the delta looking for
the bodies of his family. JIo said : " .Myself ,
wife and three children were clinging to the
floating roof , which was gradually bicaking
to pieces. One of the little ones went and
then another. 1 was holding the youngest ,
and soon my wife said : ' ( ! ood-bje. husband ,
J am going. I could not reach her. The
pieces of tlm roof supporting her liroko oil
and she sank before my oye. . 1 ' 'eld onto
the youngest child , named Pearl , some time
longer. The child , addressing me , said :
'Papa. I'm tiled : won't you walk with me. '
1 he niece of tool 1 wason was now crumbling
to pieces. I told the little ono to kiss me .
She put both her litilo aims around my neck
andgaMiini'a big sotiee/e , , and just then a
wave dashed us oir and L saw her no moie.
( real Cod ! , why didn't 1 go down too. "
He was piessed to go on boaul thePcnrose ,
but ionised , MIJ Ing , "Hero amonir these
lagoons aio tin-bodies ot my wife and chil-
ilrcn , and heiu will I stop till 1 find them. "
No tongue can tell how the people have
sufleied during the past few days.
Destruction nt Johnson' ; ) RnyonT
OliANoi ; , Tex. , Oct. 10. | Sioelal Telecram
Lo tho" Bii.J : : The village of Johnson's Bayou
is on a high ridge on the sea coast , and the
jayou from which It takes Us name runs
ilirotieh the Inhabitable juris of Ihat section
Df the settlement , In which Is also situated
: ho postoflico station known as the Uadfoid.
They nro in Cameron parish , on the Louisiana
ihore , six tulles east of Sablno I'.iss. This
Jayou is nineteen miles In length and varies
from one to four miles in width. Ridges
face the gulf twelve feet above sea level , and
n the rear Is a dense ana impenetrable
narbh. The population of Johnson's Uayou
Tuesday nnmbcied TCOhouIs. To-day cighty-
ivo of that number nro counted with the
load. Itadf'ord was very thickly settled and
populous. It boasted of its cotton gin and
: otton and cane plantations. It was
: ho head of navigation and the stores were
nany. Principal amoni ; Uieso were those
run byJ. Pavert , who also operated n gin ,
mil turned out annually 800 bales of cotton ,
aroduced In that section. Other stores were
nvned by A. H. Smith & Co. and J. Griffith ,
general meichandise , and other small niei-
lintits constituted the commeielal commun-
ty. The handling of cotton and sugar cann
products in the dlsttlct was the principal In-
Justry. These ridges composed somu of the
richest and most fertile grazing land ( n
ountry , 8,000 , head of cattle and horses being
jwned by the thriving community. Com
munication with the outer world was had
through two steam vessels , both owned In
Johnson's , Bayous nnd Hadford , while a
lleet of trading vessels plied the waters of
the Bayou ,
On the mornlnprof Tuesday last liajtpiness
ind contentment was the lot of the ) > eoplc ,
until 4 o'clock that evening. When the
itorm descended upon them all took to their
liomes. and waited with bated breath the
fate which they foresaw. The waters
began rising and the wind swept tlnough the
lower stories of the building , driving the
iitlrightcd people Into attics and upon roofs.
By 10 o'clock the first lidse , which was
twelve leet above the sea level , was ten feet
under water. House alter house foil In or
was swept away. Cotton and stores next
succumbed. It was a night of terror , de
scribed by the surtlvorK as appalling. The
people could only cling to cuch other and
pray for mercy and tor the souls of those
whoso despairing shrieks rang In tlielr ears.
For tweho hours the storm raged over the
devoted settlements , and then there came n
lull. Hope was boon revived as the waters
receded and the storm jiassed away , and the
survivors gathered on the most elevated
points , viewing the scene of desolation
around them. The houses that had stood tno
action of the storm were completely untied ,
'lucre was no food nor drink , the salt water
having Invaded everything. Then the search
lor the dead began. Those whose bodies lay
pinioned by the ruins of the houses were
speedily recovered. From the marshes more
coipsos wore taken and bulled ,
The death roll was then made up us fol
lows j
Mns. FHANK TUIINKII ami two children.
LOCKK. wife and seven children ,
Ou > .Mns. LOCKK.
liiis. W. FKIIOUBON and three chlldien ,
ItitAin-oiti ) Br.nuv and daughter ,
Mrs. AMIKIIT IMMIIKHT mill two children.
HAM HimwicK's eight children.
MHS. SHKI.I , WAI.I.EV and four children.
CKOIUIK STIVKXOK and fourchlldien.
! " "AK8"AM. , wife and grandson.
Mas. b. GAI.I.IKII and four children ,
LON/.O SMITH and child.
Mns. ' 1 ooriiAKE's four ehlldien.
JACK loooiiAKK nnd seven children.
Mist. HAWKINS and thieo children.
un , CIOIIOE SMITH , wife und lour chil-
All the above weie white people. The fol
low ng is n lint of the colored jxioplo whose
beetled lecoverod and Identified :
EI.I'.VKU-JOIINSOX and wife.
JACK hKwiH , jvifonnd brother.
ItlCHAHU IlAMUntOK ) WlfU ftlld five cllll-
Yeiterday woriilng a packet stein-wheel
steamer called the Kmlly P. arrived nt John-
eon's bayou nnd brought to Orange as mauv
as .she could carry-rabout sixty peofclo. Not
one of them bad anything but what they
blood In , and many of them were minus
liats. shoes , coats and. dresses. Tlielr wan's
wer * promptly supplied by the p oplt > ot Udi
jtlace and the refugees were made comforta
ble for tinnluht. . This morning the I'.mlly
I' , and steamer I.ark will return and from
thonrc make regular trips until all aw
itroughttoa plneo of satety. All the people ,
sasou few who Iwv" stock Interests ,
s.iy they hasp abandoned the place torestr.
They are descendants of n raeo ot people
who. In the past , made Johnson's bavou n
vast oratigo LIU\O. The Irost came and
ruined them nnd then they tinned to cotton
and sugar and stock rnlslne , only to meet Hie
fate of their forefathers , of the M.OOJ heail
ol stock which of which once the b\\tm : .
boasted , 0,000 nro ( downed , while the icuiain-
der will die of thirst , as all the water Is salt.
Nrw Ottt.v tN , Oct. 10 , It Is now learned
that over eighty live of the Inhabitant * ot
Johnson's Hujou. lost their lives In theslorm.
roily of their bodies have been leeovered anil
consigned to gia\es In Shell I lefts , while the
decomposing corpses ol the remalninir for'y- '
ti\ollo tesleriiu In the marshes. Uodfonl
was very thickly settled and when the stotm
negnn I'uodav everjbody tool. to
their homes and waited with bated
breath a fate which theforesaw. . Tlio
w.Ueis began rising , the wind swept through
the lower Morlcsol the buildings driving the
altrl hlcd Into nttlcs and upon tools. Hy
K1 o'clock the Hist ildiro which was twelve
feet above the sea ICAC ! was ten feet under.
House after house Sell In or was swept away ,
either tvru.vlng the doomed people In the
debris or hurling them into the passim.
waters. The village of Itoaford and
Johnson Uayou weicdcstioied ascomplelely
as if nn Invading army had done the work.
For twelve hours the stoim lagcd. Ofy.OOO
head ot stock which < nee the luuou boasted.
( l.HW ( arediowncd. while the lomalndcr will
die ot thirst , as all water Is salt. J. S. Spen
cer , one of the Inhabitants ot the place , says
this Is the third storm he has experienced ,
having been thioui'li the stoim nt MoiRau-
thaw In Juno last , nnd at Indlanola in
August. Ho was making a handsome liv
ing supplying noithein and eastern maikets
with bird skins and feathers. lie loses over
SHOO In pnllcilcs. Spencer wns formerv !
editor of the liloomlngton (111. ( ) Pantagraph.
There Is no estimating the total loss , as there
Is no way of iiscerlnlning the valuation ,
hence It Millices to say that the town Is des
troyed and abandoned.
UIAIMUNT : , Tex. . Oct. If ) . The train
which went toward Sablno to day as far as
the track allowed , retiiincd here nt 8 p. in.
Ftllecn bodies wcio leeoveied on the high
land called Hack Hideo , west ofSabine , and
were bin led. Six bodies of women were re-
eoveied on the west shoie of the
lake , two colored and four white , ono
being that of .Mrs. W. A. Junker , of Carlisle.
Mr. Junker Is still missing. The steimcr
Emilj 1 * returned Irom Johnson's bayouLn. .
to Oiaiiiro. and reports that those drowned at
that place weio chiefly coloied people. Tlio
deaths at Snbino Pass and vicinity will ag-
LTCuatomoic than ninety and nt Johnson's
bayou about elclity-tlvo. Only thice
houses ate left tit lor human
habitation , though pel haps n do/en
are standing in a precarious condition. The
people who escaped with their lives are com-
pletelv ruined financially , a majority of them
not being able to provide themsclvos with
the bare necessities ot Hie. A telegram from
the meichaiit of Oalvcston to the relief com
mittee heic says : " ( Jalvcbton subscribes
? 1,000. " The Mexican schooner Heieules
Is high nnd dry nt n point called
Oil Ponds. Her captain icpoi Is that he was
I'oiind for > 'ew Orleans wltli HV5 mahogany
logs , all of which are now supposed to be lost ,
A circular will bo addiessed by the finance
committee to the principal business houses
in the leading trade confers ot the country.
It will requlio Irom 875,000 to SlOO.tMO to
meet the emergencies of the caso.
The Michigan Storm.
r > KTitoir , Mich. , Oct. 10. Hcports are
slowly comlne In of M Mlamage clone by the
storm. In most easei lamage Is to
fences , trees , roofs , et f ses the
ualo was up the river.
St.9 ( .Talfwas ralsc
hcltjliC'booing seven
higher than e.ver known.
icported all along the-slioro of
tlculaily on the Ainerica'n'alde ' , bcU alr
Haven and Nej sfi JL'lift-SrtitOT extended -
tended a mile a'nd a'lij'lff ' upon the land , and
floated away much valuable timber and
sniilll houses. The sloop yacht Turk , of De
troit , was carried away by the water , and tin-
ally lodged In an orchard 150 feet from shore.
Fields were generally inundated , The sloop
yacht Annie S. , of Detroit , broke her cublo
on the eastern side of the lake , nnd was
landed high and dry a quarter of a mile from
shore nt Suy Curly.
Gil EAT imiTAlN'S GAliE.
Extensive Destruction and linsa of
Ijif'o hy the Storm.
LONDON , Oct. la The troop ship Tyne ,
which Is thirty hotirs overdue at Plymouth ,
has been sighted elf there , laboring terribly
in the storm , The greatest anxiety has been
entertained concerning her for the last
twenty-four hours. The British ship Tevlot-
dale , which sailed from Cardiff , Wales , on
Thursday last , was wrecked during the
storm on Carmarthan bar. There were on
boaid nt the time twenty-eight persons. A
boat rescued nine from the wreck. The
others , among whom were the captain and
officers , left In a boat , and but two of them
succeeded In reaching shore alive. The
other seventeen perished In the waves. The
L'reat hnmcano which hns just passed over
England and Ireland was accompanied by
the heaviest rains within memory. Duilug
last night there weio many collisions and
wrecks , and n number of channel llshlni !
boats were stranded. The storm was very
furious on the Irish coast. The streets In
many towns were flooded. Corn-stacks were
blown away , and corn standing in thu fields
destroyed. Theio
have ueen destructive floods in Wales.
The galu and floods along the honth
nnd west English and Irish coast continue ,
having extended far northwnid. Many re
ports of bridges and buildings bolng
swept nwav are constnntlv coming
In. In Ulftter , Iioland , the Htoim
and Hoods seriously Impede railway
tralllc. Many small vessels ha\o been
wrecked. The loss of llfo ashore , HO tar ,
caused by the f torni , has not been greal , Tlio bark Uollaport has been wrecked oil'
Skellgs Islands , on the southeast coast of lie-
land. She was being towed by the tuc ( iame-
cool ; , when the hawser parted nnd thobailc
was thrown on the rockyshoronnd debtioycd.
All her crow perished.
Tlio CoiiKrccntionnl Council.
CIIIOAOO , Oct. lO. When the Congrega
tional council was called to order to-day Pro
fessor liennei , picsldcnt of the Salt Lake
academy , spoke airalnst polygamy. The fol
lowing was adoplcd :
Kusolved , That we rcco < nilzo with respect
the loyal and Intelligent minority resident In
Utah , nnd Ihat wo protest In advance against
the admission of Utah us a stuto at any
ilnio without the consent of that loyal mi
A bliort icport on the now west education
commission was read , and other churches
were urged to take moie Inteiest In assisting
the work of education In the west , Itev.
Albert Alvnh l'iintj"c ! , of DCS ilolnes , la. ,
read a paner on "Churches on the Border
hand of Self-support. " This was a powerful
plea lor dependent chinches. Tlm council
will continue Its work next week.
They SHU 1'rotPNt. , Ocl.lG. Gtoat crowds were pres
ent nt tlm session of the Kpl.scopal con ven.
tlon to-day to listen to the closing arguments
on the piopo.sltlon to expunge the woids
"Protestant Episcopal" fiom the piayerhook
nnd laws of tlnu-hiiich. At thu conclusion ol
the debate a vnto wi > | ; , by illoeives ,
witli the following ii-Mdts : Clergv of tottv-
nine dioceses voting ; Vo.t * 17. nays 'Ji ; ill-
vlded. 10. lay deh .itcs ol lorlv-four dlo-
wises voting ; Yeah 11 , nay < t l ; illvldKii. 41.
Thoiesolutlon was. therelore , declared lost.
Tue convention najoiinied until Monday.
Captain Hint Crew Lost ,
ST. JOHNS , N. F. , Oct. 10-Frlday night
thu schooner F.millne , Captain Urant , bound
from St. Ploire to Hay lMpalr.i ) > tiiicU on Ihv
Dragon j-rouiontory in H imlta'o | bay , on the
west coast of New Foundland , and sank im
mediately. The captain and crew of six men
were all lott
Crowds of Idle Men nt tbo Stock Yards
Using "Moral Suasion , "
Complete Arrangement ft > r thn l'ro
lection of Properly Kvcry thlnjj
Jlvndy foe nn Knierceitnjr
l-'cw Violent Acts.
Tlio C7rent Lonkout.
CIIICAOO , Oct in ( Special Telpfiram to
the lii.J ) : : "His war now for sure , " s.xld a
stock man , ns he stood on thn Transit house
steps alter his 0 o'clock breakfast. At this
hour , usually so marked by ciowds ot men
on their way to work , there was llttlo sign of
llfo on the stnols.Vheie a week ago thous
ands of men Hooped through the big pate
leading to the yards , scarcely n ilocm at a
time could be seen. Over in the exchange
building , usually teeming with cattle bujere
and sellers , eager and noisy as so ninny
boaul of trade speculators , the great hall wap
almost deserted , nnd the few that , from old
association and custom , still made their ap
peal a nee , stood aiouiid In a listless kind of
way. A passenger ( tain came In on the
Michigan Southern tracks , but Instead of
piilliui : up on the usual side-track nt the
depot , the engine kepi on around "Tho
lloin , " and took three coaches up l-'orly-
Mivcnlh stiect und stopped at the alloy whlch
leads down to Armour & Co.s houses. ]
Nearly two bundled men alighted and'
walked to the ol..ce , wheio they were given
jumpeisandoNcralls and set to work In the
old house. What woik there was for thorn
to do is n mystery , iia no hogs
were being killed , but the authorities
say that they were "set to work , "
and as no one could see them there Is no evi
dence to the contrary. Theio has been n
committee , either appointed by the strikers
or self-constituted , for the purpose of dis
suading any new men from going to work.
Thu members of the committee keep close
wntch on the terminus of the sheet ear line
and on that of the dummy trains , si ml sue
eceded In Inducing a nunibei of seoken
after employment to mturti to the eltv. They
cannot obtain access to the special train * ,
however , and consequently succeed In divert
ing but a very small proportion of the crowd
thai dally applies for work Irom llm packing
houses. However , Ihpy aio enthusiastic iu
their work and hall each man who weakens
with lusty cheers. The precautions for
guarding the property of thu packets havn
britn greatly Ineicased. In Ihu town hall am
ascoic of cotson which the regular police
sleep. Toleuraph wiles lead to each of the
p.icklng nouses , and night and ihiy nn opera
tor is on duty. The watchmen at the packing
houses repot t by signal to the teli-phonu olllee
eveiy hall hour , nnd n patiol wugon eicw is
icady tor duty at a moment's notice. Klec-
tric lights have been hung throughout all
the alleyways and Illuminate cvtry nook
and corner , turning the dnrkcst nlulit Into
the day. Last , but by no moa'im
least , In piotectlve mcnsuros , Is the PJukcrton
force. Their barracks In Washington U itch-
er's Sons' packing houses present the ap
pearance of a military camp. All through
the day and night sentinels , armed with tlielr
Winchester rifles , pace tipand down the alley
ways and tracks which surround It. The
usual crowds of Idle men remained In the
vicinity of the packing houses to day and bo-
TOUcht men wlio could bo reached not to
work. JMnny. applicants , for .work , ihowuver-
\vent outon the regular and special passen
ger trains and were landed nt the doors of
the packing houses , which were guaided by'
armed patrols. The strikers slonped a wagon
containing clothing nnd budding for thq
PInkerton men lust outside the city llmltu
to-day and handled Hie driverroughly , throw
ing the clothing in the atrect. A wagoii
loaded with bread tor the Plnkcrlon guards
was slopped outside the city limits , when thu
police arrived the wagon hau'dlsuppo.irjd.
The MinucnpollH Hu-ltohmeii's Strike.
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , Oct. 10. The switch
men's btrikc stands In status quo. Superin
tendent Kgan , of Manitoba , complains that
n crowd of 200 slrlkeis this afternoon un
coupled the cars und killed the engine of n
trnlnload of wheat the company was try ngto
inoyej Also that the police refuse to inter
fere and Mayor Ames cannot bo found ,
His YlcwH on Prohibition and Henry
Gcorcc'n Canilidnoy.
Knw YOIIK , Oct. ! . [ Special Telegram to
the UEK. ] A IJoston special elves the follow
ing account of an interview with James O.
Blalno :
"i am just from Augusta , " said Mr. lllalne ,
"and on my way to Philadelphia , where. I
speak Saturday night. I shall visit Pills-
buigh nnd seycial other cities , returning
about the middle of next week.1'
"What } n the situation in Pennsylvania'1
was asked.
"It Is about the same ns It was In Maine.
The prohibitory j > arty'aro creating havoc ,
and seem determined to destroy the icpubll-
can paity. "
"How aboul Xew York staleV
"It Is n little dltTcrcnt tlicic , " lepllcd
lllnlno. "I prcsuino If the question wire
Mibmtttcd to a popular vote It would bo de
feated , and that Is the very reason why th
temperance fanatics oppose such a proposi
tion. It Is true thai llio lopubllcan party has
never formally advocated prohibition In Its
I'lnlform , but eveiy law that has tended In
any way to the liquor linlllc In Uia
slalo has been nassed by lepublicaii Icglsla-
tiires. 1 remember an anecdote that Governor
Seymour told me himsell. which hears on ilim
vuiy < | iiestion , and which Is , by thu wuy ,
iigainst prohibition. Seymour was converu.
Ing with Mr Dclavnn , of Albany , about the
cflect of absolute prohibition In the
htatu of Xnw York , 'Now , ' waid Seyniour ,
' we had a community In the
btato where llio bale of Intoxicating dilnk *
was absolutely urohlbllcd , wheio everybody
had all the food ho wanted to eat ami
clothing he wauled to wear. ' 'Hut von wav
talking of Klslnms , ' interrupted Mr. Jehivin ) : ,
'lint Uwt'n the kind of n community you ma
striving to cieate. Isn't It. ' 'Ve.s , perhaps
so,1 rejdlcd Mr. Delavan. 'Well , ' mild Mr ,
Seymour , 'we huvo'J.800 of just such peoiilo
as thchu in Sing Hing. ' Dulavan faiiw iho
jtolnt. "
"Do yon think the prohlbllory'party move
ment much more dangerous than the labor
movement ? " inqulied the correspondent.
" \s ! , for the icason that the ioimei tends
to dlsiupt nnd destroy the republican paity.
It Is the strangest thittg to me why the third
party men think that wo uio continually
fighting temperance when wo are tor It. It
Is a pcrtoisltvof liuman luitnio almost Innx-
pllcable. 1 think that the campaign In Malno
Injured the thhd party movement veii-mucli.
Neul Dow'scondiiftcan only be explained on
the ground that he Is nn old limn , "
"What do > on think ol Henry Oeoige'a
cnndidacy for Mayor of New YoikV"
"I don't see how he is going to cairy his
land schemes Into practice , " said Hlulue. "It
may bo all well enough to limit the amount
of land ono man can hold , but I don't neo
how you can limit the time. . Ton cau't
limit II to less limn a year , for a man will not
ROW unless he can reap. "
"Aio you satisfied with the n In
Maine ? "
"Yt' . , and more than satisfied. Wo had A
good candidate for Governor In Hod well , oud
nu will iiiuku an excellent Governor , "
llntvltt niict Itnosovclt Aocopt.
NF.VV VOIIK , Oct , 10 , Messrs. Hewitt and
Koosc\elt have written formal letters accep
ting ictiprctlvcly the democratic nnd ici
can nomination ) ) tor mayor'of Mew York.
Noln-anka unit lo\yu AVoathur.
For NcbumKa nnd Iowa ; Kalr wcatlier , fet >
lowed by local rains In the eastern poll Ion ;
nearlf > latlonary temperature.