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Boston Weekly Globe (Newspaper) - September 1, 1891, Boston, Massachusetts T in Only $1.00 per year foe the weekly Globe. Renew now. Subscribe now. Of Only $1.00 Peb year for a special club rate. 8end now for new circular to agents vol. . 35. Boston tuesday morning september i 1891. Price five cents. Political pickings. Harrison s promises As made to Elkins. Was hot to stand in Quot plumed mighty a in �?T92, political Hub and gossip fresh and hot from Many sources. Indian appt or tffij., for. 27�?Tho Indiana friends of Seow Kary Blaine have contributed an interesting chapter to car rent political gossip within the past few Days. And the recital is Given so circumstantially with regard to dates and incidents and is corroborated so fully by antecedent facts with which the Indiana Public is familiar that even the most sceptical friends of the president will find it exceedingly difficult to resist the impression of truth which the Story conveys. While justifying in a Large degree the uprising in this state in favor of Blaine the Secretary s friends claim that the facts Are not now Given to the Public for any such purpose for they do not feel the need of justifying their opposition to Harrison but because the recital will show that if the president were True to the pledges which he voluntarily gave when a candidate he himself would be second to no one in the desire to have Blaine the unanimous Choice of the party As his successor. The Story As told by a gentleman who was prominently identified with the Campaign of 1888 As a speaker and party counsellor but who is now enthusiastic in his support of Blaine is Here Given substantially in his own words on Friday june 15, Steve Elkins arrived in this City and was driven directly to Harrison a Home on North Delaware St. The presidential candidate was not at his office at the time but Ile a. Sent for. And he and Elkins were in consultation from Early in the evening till the train left for Chicago that night the conference extending Over about five hours. The Outlook for the presidential nomination was considered in All its bearings and Harrison was assured of the kindly feeling which the friends of Blaine who was then in Europe had for him As compared with other candidates. Elkins did not conceal from Harrison the fact that he knew there would be a Strong feeling in the then approaching convention for Blaine but in the same breath he assured him that Blaine would not accept a nomination he said that Blaines health was sob Roaen that he of Sulci not possibly stand the mental worry incident to a Campaign and that his friends were More solicitous about a future nomination when lie should have been fully restored by rest and recreation than about the present which neither he nor tli6y desired. In other words Blaine Felt no interest in the approaching struggle except for party Success but he was interested in having an administration if the party was successful that would not seek to build up a personal following by using the patronage to that thus jeopardize party Success when Blaine should to called to take the leadership Iii a Campaign for whose duties he was physically qualified. I Hibb Larrison saw the Point Winch Elkins had so deftly made and in his Blunt Way said a a or. Blaine then is not now a candidate but should he be restored to health to May desire the nomination four years Tho reply was As candid As the Semi interrogatory of the candidate and he was assured that such was a fact. Harrison then said in substance that he was a candidate not for a future nomination but for the present one and that he had Long considered the office As one to which no citizen should aspire More than once that a Campaign was fraught with Many hardships and that the office was surrounded with Many responsibilities and cares and that his aspirations were confined to the present to referred to the distinguished services of Blaine to his country and his party and gave Elkins to understand that if lie were nominated at the approaching convention. And Blaine should survive Aud be restored to health lie would gladly relinquish any claims that lie Ini Glit Nave on Tho party at the end of four years in lits favor. Elkins went from Here to Chicago and began tile tactics wit ii which tile Public Are Fain liar and which so disgusted the adherents o Harrison. During the struggle however. Harrison said nothing against Elkins and when the nomination had been consummated and Elkins returned Here june 30, he was received As the honoured guest at Tho Harrison Homestead. The immediate friends of the presidential candidate wore very lunch surprised at the cordiality with which Elkins was received but attributed it to the fact that Harrison was desirous of conciliating Tho friends of Blaine and in this Light it was viewed As an evidence of his political sagacity. Elkins remained three Days and during that time lie Aud Harrison had several conferences. In one of those lie referred to the conversation of two weeks before and Harrison renewed the pledge that he had then Given and did it with such apparent earnestness that Elkins returned Home perfectly satisfied that the administration would not to exerted to Dwarf blame if Harrison was elected. Through him Harrison sent Tho invitation to Blaine to v Isit Tao state during the Campaign and if possible make speeches in several of the most populous cities in discussing Tho future of the party with a number of Harrison a friends. Elkins told the Story of his conferences with Harrison. And of the pledges that he had Given both via Fez san Olin Ottov f ii a i 11 i i o o Onn Tim Inri before and after the Chicago convention and declared that it was his intention from the first to turn the Blaine enthusiasm to Harrison a account but the tactics invoked were necessary in order to secure Complete acquiescence in Tho ultimate selection by the convention. Whether Harrison a desire for Lenino to participate in the Indiana Campaign was real or feigned is not known but subsequent events proved conclusively that lie and his friends regarded Blaines coming with suspicion Ann is soon As it was decided upon took Steps to provent it. A the appearance of Blaine in this City was a Complete corroboration of All that Elkins ban said regarding his popularity with the party and on every hand Harrison saw himself overshadowed by the Man from Maine. Crowds Hung upon Blaines Carriage old and Young sought to take him by the hand and wherever he went he was followed by hundreds who shouted his name and exalted him at Hie a Peme of Harrison. The latter could not help but notice Tho immense popularity of his guest but he looked upon the demonstrations with a cold Eye and a brow drawn into wrinkles by the vexation which he coaids not express. In the private conferences at his Home he discussed matters relating to the Campaign but it is said made no allusion to the visit of Elkins or the promises which he had then made with respect to the nomination in 1892. Blaine was of course silent upon that subject and it is not known that it has Ever been mentioned Between the president and his Secretary though it has been the subject of correspondence within the past few weeks Between Elkins and some of Blaines friends in this City in this correspondence Elkins reiterates the statement that Harrison promised not to be in the Way if Blaine should to restored to health and says it is claimed that he is surprised that the president has not spoken before this on Tho subject of a renomination and declined to be considered a candidate. Praigg. Powderly politics. Labor leaders of the states discuss his latest move. Varied Are the opinions expressed by labor men on the reported action of master Workman t. V. Powderly of the knights of labor in looking for a nomination to the Pennsylvania constitutional convention on the Republican ticket. It mostly depends on whether they have or have not been friends of Powderly in the past whether or not they can see Good o r evil in his action now. Old labor leaders like Mcneill Skeffington Foster and others of Massachusetts who broke away from the knights of labor because of dissatisfaction with Powderly action in times past Are very severe on him for his determination to accept a nomination from the party in Pennsylvania which is controlled and worked by Mathew Stanley Quay. I hey Are inclined to look on Powderly action now As a justification of their distrust in him in the past and a vindication if any were needed of their secession from the knights of labor and organization of the rival american federation of labor. Those who still pin their Feitli to Powderly on the other hand can see nothing wrong in his intention of going to the convention As the nominee of either party and assert that it is Only in accordance with his professions in times past and say that he will be first of All a labor Man no matter which party sends him to the convention. They Are furthermore in Hopes that lain presence in the convention will have a big effect in rescuing Pennsylvania from the grasp of Tho Coal Anil Iron Barons in Whoso hands she is now clutched. Alger Strong in the South. Has such the opinion of one who studied the situation there. Washington aug 27.�?mr. Armat Stoddard a Well known business than of this City has just returned from a trip South. According to him Gen. Alger still has a pull on the Southern politicians. A a in my opinion based on what i heard in the South a he said Quot Gen. Alger would have no trouble in securing Large majority of the Southern delegates to the next National convention. Glen. Alger i believe would be the strongest candidate the republicans could nominate. Quot there is no Man in the country More fio Pular with Tho old soldiers and the alacrity he would be Abl to pile up in his own Tate of Michigan Woald make the demo i cd to Man via in own h crafts open their to succeed Proctor. Rumours afloat As to the new Secretary of War. Burlington vt., aug. 28.�?quite a tangible Rumor was current in Burlington last evening to the effect that Gen. William Wells was to be appointed Secretary of War to succeed Secretary Proctor. Gen. Wells when seen this evening by a representative of tub Globe said that it was news to him. Senator Edmunds was also seen this evening at his Home but so far As an explicit statement was concerned he was As usual non committal. He said however Quot should the president tender Gen. Wells the appointment to the Secretary ship of War i hardly think to would accept on account of the condition of his health or rather the condition in which he was physically but a few month ago. The general would certainly make a Good Gen. Wells was born at Waterbury it dec. 14, 1837, and came to Burlington in 18 58. Ile enlisted As a private in company a 1st Vermont cavalry and was promoted successively to the ranks of first lieutenant and Captain of company a major and colonel of tile 1st Vermont cavalry and Brevet brigadier brigadier and Brevet major general. To represented Waterbury in the legislature Iii 1805 and 18 56. In 1866 he was elected adjutant and inspector general and lie held this position by successive elections till May 1872. In this year he was appointed by president Grant collector of customs for the District of Vermont. In 1886 he was a state senator from Chittenden county. He was president of the Board of trustees of the soldiers Home from Tho organization of the Board until last year. He is president of the Burlington Gas j ight company Vic president of the Wells so Richardson Coni Cally president of the Burlington Trust company and a director of the Rutland Railroad. Secretary Proctor when asked if there was any truth in the report said that there was nothing in it. Ile added that the president had Given he matter no attention whatever and furthermore he said he had never formally discussed Tho question of his retirement from the Cabinet with president. Harrison. Gen. Wells was seen in relation to the report that he was to be appointed Secretary of War. He laughed at the idea and said that he had received no intimation to that effect. Elkins May be the Man. Wheeling w. Va., aug. 28.�?news comes from Washington from a source close to the administration that a movement has been started in behalf of Stephen b. Elkins of this state As successor to Secretary of War Proctor. It will be urged upon the president that if he makes a selection with special reference to strengthening the party West Virginia should be considered. A government official at Washington is quoted As saying Quot the selection of or. Elkins for a Cabinet office would tend to give Hie lie direct to All reports of any Lack of Harmony Between the president and or. Blaine which the opposition has tried so persistently to keep in Maryland Republican convention. The Maryland republicans held a state convention at Ocean City thursday. A platform was adopted commending president Harrison a administration denouncing the democrats in general and favouring such treaty arrangements with other countries As will Lead them to take off or reduce the import duties on american tobacco. This ticket was nominated for governor col. Vannort comptroller Cash j. Macdonald attorney general. George m. Sham clerk of the court of appeals Enoch ii. Abbell. Maj. Mckinley to Como to Boston. A Providence despatch states that maj. Mckinley has written an autograph letter to a gentleman of National reputation now in this City which says he had received an invitation to attend and address the Home Market club of Boston within a few weeks. He says that senator Aldrich and sex speaker Reed had also been invited to be present and speak at that special meeting and that lie had based his acceptance upon the appearance of messes. Aldrich and Reed he being Trilling to sacrifice a few Days from the Ohio Campaign for a visit to Boston. Brice gives Campbell 10,000 majority Indianapolis ind., aug. 28.�?senator Calvin s. Brice says Quot we feel very confident Over Iii Ohio that gov. Campbell will be re elected and that his majority Over Mckinley will not be less than 10,000. The fight will be made purely on the Tariff question and the feeling among not Only Farmers. But business Mon Aud citizens of All classes is such that Campbells Success is certain. Quot there is no truth in Tho report that Tho now York importers have raised half a million dollars to contribute to the Ohio democratic Campaign fund an impractical tiling to do at Best As it would not serve their business interests one particle. Cold blooded business men in new York City have very Little of the revengeful sentiment Aud their assistance is not needed by Ohio democrats. Who will give them All the satisfaction they want in defeating Mckinley without any contribution of even one Hundredth part of the sum mentioned. Quot there is Little or no dissatisfaction with gov. Campbell in the democratic ranks proper and his supporters among the republicans number Way up into the thousands. The Hamilton county democrats on tuesday nominated Tho strongest ticket possible. Aud its election is predicted even by the republicans. Quot Ohio is a democratic state now. And will continue right in line with new York and Indiana hereafter. There is nothing but Harmony and enthusiasm in tile party ranks and every Man has his coat off and is working for Tho Victory which is already Connecticut a trouble in the courts. Herbert e. Benton chairman of the Republican state committee in an interview said that the prospects were Bright for a submission of the gubernatorial controversy to the supreme court at the october term. Quot As soon As judge Stoddard the democratic counsel returns from Europe a he said Quot there would be an Effort made to come to an agreement to simplify the pleadings on both sides so that the questions of Law and fact in Issue could be More speedily disposed new Hampshire republicans love talk. Concord n. He a aug. 28.�?in a six column article tonight senator Chandler publishes an appendix to his Quot Book of the entire chapter which it is i understood closes the series is devoted to i senator Gallinger. Or. Gallinger a connection with the Quot Peoples Benefit fraternity a oho of the endowment orders is in Erci i Lessly scored. I closing Tho chapter Chandler says Quot but a or. Gallinger will remain he made and is Tho company. No Shadow which to can throw in Concord will Ever lengthen enough to fully hide his Peoples Benefit fraternity. Lest i be charged with lacking plainness of speech i finish this note by saying that every person connected Asun officer Quot till Tho corporation belongs to one of three classes. Be has either unwittingly allowed his name to be used by others for Tho purpose of frauds or he is a fool or he is a deliberate swindler. A Cdr. Gallinger certainly does not belong to either of the first two classes a blacklisting senators. Washington a cd a aug. 28.�?Tho National Farmers Alliance has blacklisted senator Butler of South Carolina and senator Morgan of Alabama and will make such Effort to elect Ali or successors As they made to defeat Ingalls and Are making to defeat Sherman. Secretary Turner says Mississippi is overwhelmingly for Tho Ocala platform. Quot it 4 Quot it i i a a 1 it a a gel a it a aft a lit a it i aft aft or a 4 aft Ait a a aft it it it the following state alliances voted Una i Mously for it Alabama Georgia Maryland West Virginia North Carolina. South Carolina Louisiana. Texas. Tennessee North Dakota Oklahoma and Oregon. Hero is one significant act that shows that the alliances Are a unit and that is that every Man in the order who has arrayed himself against the Ocala platform has been relegated to the shades of obscurity without even enjoying the respect or Confidence of the people. Will Polk fight a Duel Raleigh. N. A. Aug. 26.�?Tho attempt of president Polk at the Alliance state convention last week to have a Resolution adopted boycotting the news and observer of this City so angered its editors that they have denounced Polk during the last week in the most insulting terms. Polk has been advised by his friends that Tho action of the editors has reached a Point where to must fight and to probably will Issue a Challenge on his return to the City. J. L. Ramsay Polk s assistant editor also has been denounced. It is said that he will Send a Challenge As soon As he returns from Statesville. R Owen Scott of Bloomington 111., thinks that Cleveland is the proper nominee of the democratic party Quot to is the recognized Champion of Tariff Reform and is regarded by All men and All parties As sincere and. Honest in his views on that Quot at the turn of the Oliver Wendell Holmes passes another meeting place of the years at his Home at Beverly farms. Beverly farms mass aug. 29.�?dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes celebrated the 82d anniversary of his birth today in a quiet yet very Happy manner. From Early morning until late this evening people called at the genial autocrats charming Home on Hale St., to tender congratulations and bestow tokens of Dove and esteem. Or. Holmes has not been in More vigorous health and spirits for years than was the Case today and in consequence no one who called failed to see him and receive a cordial Welcome. The reception took place in his cosy Library All formality being dispensed with. The friends As they called being ushered into the room by a near relative and welcomed without introduction by or. Holmes. The More aged friends of or. Holmes called Early in the Day while those of younger years paid their respects later. Letters came in Large numbers while Many telegrams from All parts of the country were received during the Day. John g. Whittier wired trom Newburyport Quot Iacovo and warm congratulations from thy old George w. Curtis of harpers weekly Hon. J. Phelps sex United states minister to England and Charles Eliot Norton sent a triple despatch from Ashland mass., the sentiment being Quot love Honor and Hon Georgo w. Childs of the Philadelphia Ledger sent the following message Quot i Send the Heartiest Good will and Best Loving wishes my dear or. Holmes on this auspicious Day. Tho world has been so much the better for your or. William la. Baldwin president of Tho or. M. C. A Boston wired the following Quot please accept my Heartiest congratulations upon this your 82d birthday anniversary. May the choicest blessings of heaven rest upon you and mrs. Henry Parkman of Boston sent the following unique message Quot a Little new arrival in the world wants to pay her Best wishes to or. Holmes wishing Bim Many Happy returns of the Day.�?�. Moses Sweetser of Parkersburg w. A paid a visit to or Holmes after an absence of 33 years and on leaving the House handed the noted author a card with the following sentiment written thereon Quot i Greet you on this your 82d birthday. May you have Many More Happy birthdays As your admirer will a1 was remember your literary and other works with Pride Quot among the Well known people who called were maj. Russell Sturgis Hon. Robert s. W Viau. Iii to. A.vuoi7gai Gnu fam i. . Rantoul mayor of Salem Rev. Florence k. Kollock of Chicago Rev. Edwin p. Hoyt of Beverly farms or. William p. Upham the Well known historian and at present a resident of Newton mrs. Frank Tay Lor or. Of a Auklin Haven. Jr., mrs. It. M. Stewert mrs. James t. Fields mrs. Whitman. Mrs. J. L. Gardner mrs. Or. Shattuck or. John c. Dodge and Many others equally As Well known. The Floral tributes were numerous and Beautiful and included a basked of Beautiful roses from Houghton Mifflin amp co., a Wreath from mrs. Whitman and an artificial Apple tree Branch covered with blossoms from miss Whitney. Friends and neighbors also gave Many substantial tokens four aged women residing in tills place contributing a Beautiful japanese Globe while others gave articles of their own skill and work. Letters As has been previously stated came in Largo numbers by mail among them boing an affectionate missive from or. Bartley of Scotland. At 5 p. Rn., while friends were calling or. Holmes took his customary afternoon ride they remaining however until he returned. This evening although somewhat fatigued by the events of the Day he received Many friends and at the usual hour retired Well pleased with the manifold expressions of regard from so Many of his friends. Erratic career ended. Gunshot wound in breast results in death of a a Dolly Mitchell in London. New York aug. 30.lenore Mitchell died in London last week from a gunshot wound in the breast. It was known that she was an american and that was All. She was found wounded in a railway Carriage on the London so Northwestern railway. Lenore or a a Dolly Mitchell As she was better known was born in Cincinnati 26 years ago. Hor parents who Are still living there Are Well to do and gave her an excellent education. When she was scarcely of age she was taken up by society and Lier career As a Beautiful Butterfly began. When she was 20 years old she ran away with a Well known Young Man of Cincinnati and was married. Their wedded life was Brief. Ono of her admirers was too frequent a visitor to the House to suit the Young husband. He found the intimacy of such a nature that he shot at both his wife and her admirer. She Only was slightly Hurt. One morning she was missing and the husband secured a divorce. After leading a dissolute life in Chicago a Man who had known Lier in Cincinnati took her away with him to London. One night after a quarrel she got into a hansom drove to London Bridge and jumped into the thames. She was fished out by a Boatman half drow Ned. After a variegated life in the English Metropolis she packed up her belongings and came to new York. As Quot lady Portsmouth Quot she stopped at one of new Yorkus swell est hotels. Lier habits soon found her out. She was requested to leave. Here she met Charlesl Lesher Tho son of Stephen r. Lesher of Lesher. Whitman so co. Of this City. On May 16.1889, she went to the Jefferson Market police court and charged the Young Man with having attempted to Poison her with digitalis in a Glass of Champagne. Although her maid corroborated Ber statement thie Case was so palpably one of blackmail that after an examination lasting three Days. Justice Duffy discharged or. Lesher. After awhile she suddenly returned to London where until lately she has been the companion of an English officer. To left her recently. This fact is supposed to have some bearing on the shooting. Queer effects of a Kansas Cyclone. A Indianapolis journal traveller what is that tall Chimney for some one putting up a factory citizens naw. That a Jim Bisbee a Well. Cyclone turned it inside out. A three cent Penny paper. Philadelphia record a London paper is printed with scented Ink. Trade and crops. Some business notes of interest to All readers. Crop reports for All parts of both hemispheres. Weather vagaries�?1"rain-compelling&Quot Thunder notes. Warm moist weather prevailed generally for All new England during the past week. There was Little Sunshine and copious Rains fell in All parts. In some localities drought had been threatening and the soil was very dry late drops wire suffering Springs and streams drying upend pasture grass getting yellow and unhealthy. To such the Rains have been very beneficial. In other cases the conditions were already seasonable and the Rains have caused an excess of water and some damage is reported. As a Rule Corn and grass Are in their element and making tremendous growth. The former has a rank growth of fodder and the ears Are setting Well and unless caught by Early frosts will be an excellent crop. The latter will furnish Fine grazing Tor fall and Early Winter. Tile succession of Days of Over moist atmosphere. However has had an injurious effect on potatoes Small Grain and in sections tobacco and Beans. In Southern parts the potato crop is probably too far advanced to suffer serious loss. But in others the rank tops Are falling and rotting Aud May cause extensive Dauage. Reports from Brattleboro vt., a week ago. Showed one Field in ten with rot while late information indicates nine in ton. At Marblehead mass., the rot is diminishing. In Northern Fields Tho rust is injuring the Beans and continued Damp weather will Cut the crop Short besides rendering it liable to damage from Early frosts. In the Case of Grain Tho damage is probably greater to the Straw than the Grain. As yet tobacco has been but Little injured but the crop is just at the stage where great damage would result in curing and handling the Weed. Fruits continue abundant and excellent. Apples Are falling badly and the Winter varieties will yield a Light crop probably not averaging More than 50 per cent. To round in one of the most prolific farming seasons new England has had for years is now required warm sunny weather with Little rain. Killing frosts in Manitoba. Heavy damage to wheat crops in the Canadian Northwest. Toronto ont., aug. 28.�?reports from the Dominion Observatory Here say there were killing frosts in Northwestern Manitoba wednesday night and other reports received show that much damage was Dona in the very Choice wheat growing regions of Manitoba. A week ago Farmers in Tim Canadian Northwest were rejoicing Over the Prospect of having 20,000,000 bushels of wheat for Export this year now they Are in a very different Frame of mind. Crop reports. What la expected and what Hob seen gathered to Date. Crop reports received at the general offices of the Chicago Milwaukee amp St. Patel Railroad say that the Harvest of All Small Grain is practically completed in Northern Iowa Southern Aud Central Minnesota Tho Dakotas and along the line of the Fargo Southern from Ortonville to Fargo n. D. Wherever the yield has been subjected to the test of the threshers it is exceeding All expectations in Quantity and Quality. Telegraphic advices received at St. Paul from Points in Northern Wisconsin Minnesota and North Dakota detail the damage to crops by the Frost sunday night. The Small grains Are not damaged to any great extent much of the standing wheat being Ripe or beyond the period when Frost would damage it. After the first scare is Over it probably will to found that the damage is not great enough to seriously Hurt the size or Grade of the Berry save in the Fields that were backward. Corn and Small crops have been damaged seriously. The abundant harvests of the West astonish the world but Little is heard about the prolific Fields of new England. That they Are productive there can be no manner of doubt indeed the Garden firms in the Vicinity of Boston Are overstocking the Market and the dealers Are refusing to accept Tho great bulk of vegetables and fruits that Are being offered. In the matter of vegetables the trouble is not so much due to Over production As under consumption. The first Frost reports from Wisconsin wore sent out before the full extent of dam age had been Lacerta Iii d. The Crep of d cranberries which a careful estimate placed at 7000 barrels will hardly reach 1000. The wind is still blowing from the same Quarter and another but lighter Frost is looked for. Corn and buckwheat in tile surrounding farming districts Are also injured badly. The Nova Scotia government crop report says Hay the principal crop of the province will be considerably under the average. Trio fruit yield it is asserted will not de Large but the Quality Superior. Potatoes the report says Are an average crop As also Are cereals. Three buyers on the St. John River shipped last week 40,000 pounds of raspberries. The largest part of the berries were picked and gathered on the Maine Side of the River. Tho entire crop it is estimated. Will be Worth about 840,000. The St. Paul elevator companies received no Frost reports monday so they know everything went Well sunday night. As to the damage by Frost saturday night they regard reports As greatly exaggerated. Telegraphic reports from Minnesota and the Dakotas show that by the use of smudge fires the damage to wheat was greatly diminished and in Many cases wholly averted. All Root crops in Vermont Are generally reported to be in excellent condition. The oat crop is now secured in Tho valleys in excellent condition for threshing. There is Promise for an unusually Large yield of excellent Quality remarkably free from rust. Com is making a vigorous growth and on favourable soils is reaching an average maturity for the season excepting on Tho Eastern and Central Highlands. Even where retarded by the heavy Rains of previous weeks Many Farmers report the crop to he above Tho average condition. The Farmers throughout Eastern Connecticut Are becoming alarmed Over what they fear will greatly depreciate Tho value of their crops the potato rot. The acreage is the greatest Ever tilled in the state and the yield is almost wonderful bringing the Price of Domestic potatoes very Low and stopping All importation. But just As the Farmers were chuckling Over their Fine prospects the protracted spell of moist weather started the rot which threatens to destroy the entire crop now in the ground. River Rose thirty feet. Damage in new York state by the flood very great. Troy n. Y., aug. 29.�?later and More detailed reports of Tho hoods thursday evening in Rensselaer county by a Cloud burst show that the damage was fully As great if not greater than was estimated yesterday. At Petersburg Tho River Rose from 20 to 30 feet and houses were flooded from their foundations in among the tree tops. Five feet of the Rise was accomplished in to minutes. All the roads loading to the Village Are washed out in Many places. From Petersburg to Berlin the Lebanon Springs Railroad is washed away and it will be weeks before Tho Road can again be operated. In places tile rails Are twisted and distorted into almost every conceivable form. Banners living Between Petersburg and Berlin had the most difficulty in saving their Stock grazing in the Meadows. At Berlin while two lives were lost the damage to property will not exceed $20,000. Doleful views of English Harvest London aug. 29.�?the cry throughout the week has been monotonous and dolorous. Everywhere it is the same reference to the tremendous damage done to the crops of the whole United kingdom by the heavy and continuous Rains. Coming on top of the fact that the crops would All be Short the depressing effect of the weather has added not a Little to the prevailing gloom. The counties of Cheshire Lari cashier and Westmoreland have been the chief sufferers and Many of the Rivers i which flow through them have overflowed their Banks with the result of widespread damage in the valleys. From a Large portion of Ireland too come reports of overflowed Rivers with Tho washing away of the Bridges which Span them. In a we Ord Many harvests have been ruined a Rcpt those on the Uplands while the potato wheat and oat crops will All to seriously affected. Loss of life on cattle ships. The British agricultural department has been engaged in conducting a series of inquiries into the extra ardinary loss of life among the animals which i Are carried across the Atlantic. It has Corno out in tile course of these inquiries that a vessel which left Montreal with 621 head of cattle arrived at Dundee and reported that of these no fewer than 120, or nearly 25 per cent., had been killed during the voyage. It should be added that the vessel had never been intended Tor Tho cattle Trade and was quite unfit to transport such a number. Rain producers a Success. Gen. R. S. Dyrenforth in charge of recent government rain experiments at Midland. Tex., passed through fort Worth on his Way to Washington. He is jubilant Over his successful Experiment. He says Iii three weeks under great disadvantages six Rains were produced three of which wore downpours and tin last one was Tho heaviest rain in three years. Gen. Dyrenforth says the principle is Correct beyond question. Large quantities cd dynamite have been exploded from the highest Peak of the Socorro mountains in now Mexico. Thursday As a result. The heaviest rain of Tho year fell breaking the drought. Massachusetts reports. Springfield aug. 28.�?reports from All hop growing regions in the United states warrant Tho Homestead in concluding that the crop although larger than last year will not be a full Ono. New England a production is very limited Tim Cron having gone West. And the great hop Belt of new York state Baa 20 per cent. Less than a full yield. The Wisconsin crop usually Quito a Factor in determining results is practically a failure. There is a heavy increase in hop culture on the Pacific coast Over 1200 acres of new Yards being set this year. California now has 4750 acres Oregon. 2760 Washington 4530, and British Columbia 160. The estimated yields of these Statos Are respectively 60,000. 26,000. 40,000 and 1000 Bales a total of 116,000 Bales against 100,000 Bales last year. Lice have done much damage during this do Aud last week especially in Washington and Tho crop May he much curtailed. Sales of the 1891 crop Are reported in Central new York at from 15 to 26 cents per Pound. Growers Are reluctant to contract for less than 20 cents and in some sections As High As 30 or 36 cents is expected for the Hest Marks. The Cranberry crop will probably be about 650,000 bushels this year in the commercial Cranberry bogs of now England. New Jersey and i Isoo sin compared with 785,- bushels last year. Blight has struck the potato crop Over a Large area of the new England and Central states and rot has become More prevalent. The Homestead reduces its estimate of tile 1891 crop for the whole country from 204,-000,000 bushels to 190,000,000, with a possibility of still further reduction if muggy weather continues to favor rot. Growers Are contracting the now crop at 40 to 60 cents per Bushel. Frost Hurt Dakota a wheat crop. St. Paul minn., aug. 28. Oliver dal Rymple North Dakota a great wheat grower said last night on the condition of the drops that he estimated up to yesterday that the Frost had destroyed about Ono seventh of the entire wheat and oat crop in the red River Valley from Fargo to the British Possession. We. Wednesday night s freeze would of course reduce Tho figures and he feared that Ono sixth of the crop would lie destroyed. On Tho night of till first Frost one half of the wheat acreage had been untouched by the Harvester. He says that All the wheat uncut at that time has had what is called a Quot Brand Frost. This wheat will be equally As Good for Milia re purposes As no. I Tiara but the Farmers will receive a Grade lower. The Frost of thursday was severely Felt in nearly All parts of North Dakota and the present Outlook is very gloomy. At Cooperstown. Ramsey county there was a heavy Frost forming ice a Quarter of an Inch thick. The Grain in shocks Iii process of cutting is damaged. New York state dotted Down. A Cloud burst Over the town of Berlin n. Y., and the town of Petersburg adjoining thursday night and was followed by a Hood that did damage in parallel in that Vicinity. The Lebanon Springs Railroad Between Berlin and Petersburg a distance of about five Miles is washed away into the Meadows for Many rods Iii half a dozen places. A Large Railroad Bridge is also gone besides a score or More of Highway Bridges the Mountain Stream running into Little Hoosick River became a Cataract and changing its course ploughed deep Gorges on both sides of the buildings. Tile residence of Charles Parks was turned upside Down while the entire family was absent at a Eam meeting. All the Mountain streams were so much swollen that seemingly irreparable damage has been done. Meadows Are ruined and crops in the line of the flood Are destroyed. There were two disastrous washouts on the Central Hudson Railroad thursday night one at Castleton eight Miles below Albany the other 12 Miles below at slav Dack resulted in a suspension of traffic on the Central Road Between Hudson and Albany. A despatch from Poestenkill says the storm of thursday was terribly destructive. The Poestenkill Rose suddenly and swept everything before it Between East and West Sand Lako. A Bridge on which were mrs. Aliis Ives mrs. R. Morrison William Castle and Willie Mechesney was suddenly swept Down the Stream the first three readied the Shore safely but Young Mcchesney aged 19, was drowned. The loss in Bridges roads and buildings throughout that neighbourhood will he about $10,000. There has been considerable loss also to crops but the Grain and Hay was pretty much harvested. Foreign reports. Tho recent russian Imperial Mukase prohibiting the exportation of Rye does not refer to the ports of the White sea therefore Large exports of that Cereal Are expected from that Quarter and particularly archangel. Cold and Stormy weather prevailed last week throughout almost the whole of England. In Many places the crops in the Fields were under water or beaten Down by the wind and irreparably ruined. Farmers Are in despair. A Clergyman residing at present in the province of Kazan Russia has written a letter to the pall mall Gazette in which he gives a harrowing description of the sufferings of tile unfortunate peasants of that province brought on by the failure of their crops. Large numbers of them lie says Are in a absolute state of starvation. Many of them have been unable to obtain bread for weeks and in their efforts to sustain life they Hare been compelled to eat grass and leaves. Telegrams from All parts of England contain the same tale of damaged crops. The havoc on fruit plantations is dreadful Tho Trees being stripped of both fruit and foliage. Rain continued last week in the Midland and Southern counties of Ireland. Farmers have now lost All Hopes of a Harvest. A now to club i n needed in your town Norm one now. Send for the weekly globes new private Ewo ular and free Sample copies. Stricken mad in pulpit. Methodist minister becomes insane at Cam meeting. Binghamton n. Y., aug. 30.�?Rev. Ii. Truesdell of Preston. N. Y., a methodist minister suddenly became violently insane Friday while delivering a Sermon at a Eam meeting at Sidney n. The cause of his dementia is thought to be overwork. For Many months to has preached three times on sunday besides attending to the social meetings of the Church funerals and visiting the sick during the week. Upon examination it was found that his left Side was paralysed. He was in a precarious condition today. The suit itself should be larger of course. Ran Francisco Argonaut j a new York daily offers a prize of $25 for the Best design for a bathing suit saying it must be the work of a woman. It must be modest pretty unique and easily made. The sketches should be eight inches Long by six inches decided at last. Chilian revolutionists win a decisive Battle. Valparaiso surrenders and a amp Lmae Eda flies from the country. Details of the stubbornly fought Battle Vina Del mar. Valparaiso aug. 28.�?the insurgents have taken Valparaiso. The three Days lighting at the Hills Between Vina Del mar and Valparaiso culminated this evening in a fierce Battle on the outskirts of the City. The government troops were completely routed Valparaiso surrendered to the victors Aud the remnants of Balmaceda s army Are fleeing towards Santiago. A division of the insurgents 1s in hot Pursuit harassing Tho Retreat. Tho american. English. German and French fleets will preserve order. The government forces at first far outnumbered the insurgents. Gen. Canto the congressional commander had 8000 men. To was deficient in cavalry but Many of his infantry were armed with the deadly Small bore Man usher Rifle and lie was Strong in artillery. The Balmaceda general had 20,000 Mon. The government had extended a splendid line of defence Between Vina Del mar and Placilla. The insurgents took up a Strong position on the Hills by the race track. Gen. Canto hurled ids forces on Tho formidable government lines. Balmaceda a heavy batteries played havoc with Tho attackers. The Issue was Long Uncertain. Balmaceda was so sure of Success that lie kept tile cables of which he had control hot with messages of Tho defeat of the insurgents. Tills morning the tide of Battle had rolled along Tim Hills and reached the outskirts of the City. The insurgents fought like demons. Whatever they gained Thoy kept. Tho government troops were forced Back. They weakened. The insurgents Broko through the lines and gained a position in the Roar. Great masses of the government troops deserted Aud turned their tire on their late comrades. Tins completed Tho demoralization of Balmaceda a army and culminated in the Triumph of he insurgents. Tho government ranks thinned by Slaughter and weakened and thrown into contusion by desertion turned from a Well disciplined Host into a living rabble. There was no rally. The three forts outside the City Are stiff in Possession of the government Quot on to Santiago is now Tho cry with the insurgents. Six thousand men Are on Tho March from Iquique to reinforce them and with added strength they will to Able to Send such a Force against Santiago that the wreck of the government army concentrated there under Balmaceda May not even attempt a defence. Tile forts hold the key to Tho Harbor of Valparaiso. Los Andes the most heavily armed of the three commands Tho Entrance to till Bay. The government torpedo boats Yondell and , Are hovering outside. The insurgent cruisers Esmeralda and o Higgins have not yet ventured to encounter the fire from the forts. Tho prisoners that Balmaceda had penned in the War House have rejoined Tho army of the insurgents. Details of the fight. What May be considered the decisive Battle in Chili. New York aug. 26.�?the heralds Valparaiso Chili despatch dated yesterday has the following Balmaceda s Lino of defence yesterday was strongly fortified and was under the Range of Tho guns from fort Callao. While Many of his troops were raw recruits Thoro was a Good leaven of veterans among them. Tune after time Tho rebels dashed against tile lines of the government troops Only to be repulsed with great bloodshed. Tile most desperate valor was displayed by Veteran Ann recruit. Bal Mono dist and revolutionist. When morning broke it was expected Tho fight would be resumed. Both armies had suffered severely however and neither appeared to be in a position to assume tile offensive and a practical truce today with no fighting has been the result. Scouting parties from the insurgent armies have been scouring the country for supplies and one of them Cut Tho Railroad to Santiago at Salto. Tile government forces have been strengthening their lines and manoeuvring to get into a position which will preclude any successful attempt on Tho part of the enemy to got into Tho rear of the City of Valparaiso it is generally believed that Gen. Canto the general commanding the rebels will attempt a flank movement when to resumes operations arid this the bal Mace lists Are doing everything in their Power to frustrate. Insurgent Gen. Canto is a Veteran of the peruvian War where he did Gallant and effective service. He knows the country and realizes that if he can get ins heavy guns on Tho Hills Back of the City he will not Only Havo a position which is practically impregnable from the attacks of any Force which can to brought against him. But enable him to Batler Down the City at his will. While the government torpedo Cruiser Almirante Lynch was assisting the artillery men in Tho forts Iii keeping the rebel cruisers at Long Range an \ thus preventing them from giving effective Aid to the land forces the Breech plug of one of her 14-Poundor Hotchkiss Guys blew out instantly killing the lieutenant in charge. Complications May ensue minister Egan Likely to be Given his passports by insurgents. Washington aug. 28.�?tile news from Chili received Here this evening announcing the defeat of Balmaceda by the congressional party has attracted Tho utmost interest among members of the diplomatic corps and the officials of the Stato department and it is of particular interest to the latter owing to the complications which Are now Likely to arise Between this country and the new government of Chili. As soon As the War is Over and judging from Tim despatches received there is Little doubt but what Balmaceda has sustained such a crushing defeat that he will not be Able to continue the struggle the new government will at once furnish United states minister Egan with Bis passports. The congressional party is intensely incensed at or. Egan. Their agents in this country have All along claimed that he has been but Little better than a conspirator and that he has exceeded his diplomatic functions to help along the cause of Balmaceda. They claim he has in More ways than one gone out of his Way to help the cause of Quot the dictator a and that he has been intensely partisan. When or Egan is furnished his passports by the new government there will to no alternative for him except to leave Tho country As soon As lie can pack up his belongings it will then be for the president to determine whether the chilian government is justified in demanding his removal. If the president believes that his conduct has been a insurable the matter will be speedily settled by the appointment of a new minister but if the president declines to take this View of tile Case no successor will be appointed and our diplomatic relations with Chili will be Evi _ _ even More strained than they Are with Italy at the present time. Acting Secretary of Stato Wharton declines to discuss this phase of the Case but or. Foster tile agent of the congressional party in tills City in unofficially talking about the despatches which he received tonight Ami the Success of his party made no concealment of the fact that the Days of or. Egan As United states minister to Chili were numbered and that As soon As order is restored his passports will be handed to him. As to whether this government will sus Tain the action of or. Egan he does not of course know but he is very sure that his government Wmk not tolerate the presence of or. Egan in Chili now that Balmaceda has been Defeated and his Power destroyed. It is the general opinion Here that the news received tonight is authentic and that the War is now Over. Government forces beaten. Report of overthrow of Balmaceda received at state department. Washington aug. 28. Acting Secretary of Stato Wharton received Tho following cablegram tonight Val Pakai of aaa. 38.�?rattle fought near this Ralty this morning. Government forces badly beaten. Heavy losses both sides. City surrendered to opposition. But in hands of admirals american Ger Man French and in Hall fleets for Good order. No communication with Santiago. Opposition forces now entering the City. me , Consul at Valparaiso. This is Tho first information received by the state depart int from its representatives in Chili relative to the state of affairs there for some time excepting a meagre cipher despatch received this morning from minister Egan. Dated yesterday at Santiago stating that a Small fight had taken place near that place yesterday morning and the decisive Battle would probably to fought this morning. Or. Wharton said tonight that Santiago had been Cut off from to i. Graphic Colima ideation Wilh the outside world the wires probably being in Tho hands of tits insurgents. Or minister Egan would have communicated with Tho department giving More of the particulars of Tho situation. Is Valparaiso is Only 30 Miles from Santiago it is expected that the Consul will soon ii Able to communicate with minister Egan. Or. Wharton declined to say what action would let of taken by the government or what instructions would be sent to minister Egan but to said that nothing would to done until farther newts had been received by Tho department. Nothing further has been received at Tho Navy department from Admiral Brown commanding Tho United Staten naval forces in chilian Waters. The Baltimore and san Francisco Are the ships under his command. The chilian minister could not to found tonight it is generally supposed that he has received Tho nows of tile defeat of his government and for this reason declines to receive any one. His salary is $15,000. He is the lord archbishop of Canterbury tile democracy of England according to Reary George Santiago Bur rendered. Without a straggle chilis capital Given to the insurgents. Valparaiso Chili via Galveston tex., aug. 30.�?Santiago has been formally surrendered. The Triumph of the congressional party is Complete. Peace and quiet May now be looked for in Chili before Many Days have passed. Bal Maeoda a forces met crushing defeat at the hands of the insurgent forces Friday. The capture of Santiago then became Only a question of hours. Indeed the insurgent leaders intended to to make it a question of Only a very Short time for Active preparations were being made to Send a Force of men sufficient to overcome All possible opposition at Santiago us soon As tile Railroad could be repaired and arrangements made for the transportation of the troops. But this was to be unnecessary. Early yesterday morning word was received from representatives of a Balmaceda at the capital asking for a conference with a View to surrender. Till request was readily granted and Gen. Bat Sedano who was formerly commander in chief of the chilian army. Was designated to act for Tim congressional St a meeting w As held and tile terms of Tho surrender was arranged. To All intents Tho Calli Tai is now in Possession of the Junta. And w within a few hours it will to actually in charge Quot of their officers. A few Days More and Mio Junta will form a provisional government which they insist must be recognized As the Only legitimate government of chill and the work of reorganizing and country can proceed. Yesterday morning the insurgent Fleet came into the Bay and anchored. Tho sailors were greeted almost As enthusiastically As were the soldiers when they entered the City the Day before. Balmaceda indicted. Points on which the constitutionalists base their action. Tho newspapers Havo contained abundant evidence of Balmaceda a merciless disposition and his purpose to make his irresponsible will the Law in Chili. But probably Only few persons have any definite idea of How this terrible strife began and Tho exact nature of Balmaceda a crimes against till organic Law of the country and its institutions. These arc recapitulated in a pamphlet published by Pedro mount. Quot confidential agent of the constitutional Iii this exposition a Long Ami fearful indictment is brought against a i maced a As follows in order to Manitou his usurpation he has trodden under Folt a tile Constitution and Laws of ids country Aud Lias declared Flint he will Tuio the nation without regard to till Constitution or the Laws. Ile has without the authority of Law caused Hie emission of government paper Money to the amount of $12,,, to has contrary to Law issued an inferior Melanie coinage. He has filled the country with spies. He has violated tile sacred rights of domicile. He has violated the sacredness of private correspondence guaranteed by the Constitution. He has refused to obey the decrees of the High tribunal of Justice the supremo court. He has imprisoned Many judges. To has impeded by brute Force the courts of Justice and forbidden them to exercise their High functions. He has silenced All the Public journals that opposed or criticised his acts sometimes confiscating or ordering the destruction of All their printing material. He has thrown into prison hundreds of Law abiding citizens and kept them confounded with criminals. To has imprisoned Many of the members of Congress Whoso persons under the Constitution Are inviolable. He Lias dissolved Congress. Ile has ordered Tho election of now senators and representatives although the terms of More than two thirds of Tho senators of tile constitutional Congress had Throe years to run. He has altered and modified the election Laws by his own arbitrary will. To has revoked in Tho same arbitrary manner the Law which forbids the Public employees to be senators or representatives the majority of the new members being salaried employees. He Lias embargoed the property of Many of his opponents. He has taken horses cattle and other property of his adversaries. Ile Bias made use of the Publio funds according to his absolute will and in palpable violation of the Laws. He has increased More than three times the pay of tile officers and soldiers of his army. To has enrolled by Force an immense number of citizens against their will and against the jaws. He has cruelly flogging and other ignominious tortures hundreds of respectable citizens Rich and poor without respect to age or condition. He has caused to be shot to death Many citizens without a Legal trial or sentence in some instances sending his orders for their execution by Telegram. By a Mere telegraphic order lie caused the execution in cold blood of 80 in the province of Antofagasta March 9, for refusing to serve in his army against the constitutional government. In a word or. Balmaceda uses his Power As an odious and cruel tyrant and no one is Safe in person or property. To parallel the situation in Chili at this moment by an example from american political history let us suppose that the Winneta f a ii a i it i till of Tais in incl 41 Senate of the United states in 1808, had found president Andrew Johnson guilty of High crimes and misdemeanours and removed him from office and suppose that instead of obeying its mandate he had dissolved Tho Congress at the Point of the Bayonet and declared that he would collect the taxes disburse the Publio Revenue maintain the army and Navy without any appropriation iia ving been made for that object Hia clothes in 22 to cases the uniforms worn by the present emperor of Germany Are legion. He possesses the trapping of nearly every regiment in his Erv ice in addition to this he has the uniforms of two or three of the regiments belonging to the kingdoms grand Dukedom and Princi panties of which he is titular chief. He also possesses uniforms of every european country except France even tile garb of a colonel of the Swiss guards being included in his belonging usually 22 tin cases Are required for the travelling uniforms of his majesty. His cooked hats helmets and other headgear Are in charge of a separate servant. Preparing to make a fierce attack on the established Church. London aug. 8, Bells in the Cota Mons Tower struck 5. Anil the afternoon Sun threw a Broad Shadow from the parliament building Down on the Besom of the running thames a stately old gentleman dressed in Black came Riding a splendid horse out of Westminster Palace Yard. Black cloth leggings reached Down to i stirrups Tho Collar of his coat stood up after tile clerical fashion and two cords ran from the wide Curling brim to the sides of Bis Large crowned shining silk hat. His Hail was silvered and his shaven face wore a dig filled repose. At his Side Rode a Groom. Easily Lioy cantered out of the Yard and turning to tile right passed Over Westminster Bridge to the Surrey Side of the thames. Vehicles stopped or turned aside to let them pass and eyes followed till they Rode int it Tho first Street on their right around till Tine group of Hospital buildings. On tie Oiler Side of till Street and on their left hand ran a High Brick Wall and Over ins top one saw Green foliage a slender spire and Elibra cured turrets. At a turn in the Wall was the Entrance an archway shut in by two great Gates and guarded by two massive towers. At the sound of hoofs the Gates swing open. Revealing Green lawns and Gravelled paths Hedges Trees and ancient buildings of carved Stone with grained and trellises windows. Iii Rode the horsemen Aud the Gates closed behind them with a loud Clang. The venerable rider was the most reverend father in of Edward lord archbishop of Canterbury and primate of All England and with in the Jatos Lay i Lambeth Palace his official metropolitan residence and the residence of his predecessors for six and a half centuries. The High priest of a Church by civil Law established with the princely notary of >7 5,000 a year lie is at the same time the Headpiece of what is a great political machine that More than almost anything else has let Een the instrument of conserving some of Tho worst political and social abuses that have from time to time flourished in England and against which tilt democratic forces which Are so fast gathering will soon hurl themselves. To get a dear illustration of the Power of the Church aside from its spiritual influence Ono must go to Tho Rural districts Here tile Parson is. In Many instances More potent than Tho huge land owning Squire. His title of Quot Parsons meaning person denotes his ancient importance and that importance has not lessened with time in Many respects it has increased. Moreover he is an a a offi Cio chairman of the Parish vestry tile local governing body and no mooting can be called unless of ins consent. He is trustee and distributor of the Parish charities and has a seat in the Board of guardians. Indeed be is a recognized authority in All Parish affairs and in respect to All the people of the Parish whether they Are established Church members or dissenters. In this Wuy he wields a powder that has Givon Rise to the title of Quot Village and it is steadily exerted to conserve his authority and to secure the landed interests to which Ilia authority is linked. No grinding Lias been Tho Rule of the Rural Parson Aud so reluctantly does he relinquish his Power even in these Days of Awakening democracy that he has aroused a deep and implacable hatred among Tho masses of till agricultural labourers. In London Hie Bishops have been sitting in parliament and almost invariably voting Wainst the popular Side steadily throwing themselves against tile rights Aud wants of the people. They urged on Tho w a with the american colonies they helped plunge the nation into Twenty year of in Range with France they opposed the abolition of capital punishment for the crime of a stealing privately to the amount of five shillings Iii a shop a they were in favor As the London times once said Quot of hanging for almost any offence a Man is now fined for at the they were in favor of the slave Trade and afterwards of shivery they were against Catholic emancipation they were against repeal of the Corn Laws and navigation Laws. A in All these said the times Quot it was a worldly clerical oligarchy combined for Mutual advancement and working for High preferment that took the name of the Church and Lent Tho name of the Church of England to the leaders of in Short to apply words used by Macaulay in describing Tho Church during the Stuart period Quot the people were eaten As though they were this state of things is largely to be accounted for by the fact that established clergy Are Independent of Tho people. They Are not elected by the people but owe their positions to appointment by officials of the civil government or by Large landed proprietors or to Purchase. Of something More than 13.000 Benefices embraced in the Church of England More than 7000 Are in till Possession of Quot private Aud a Groat number of them May be a bought and sold like a doctors practice. A the Duke of Beaufort has in his grift 24 As these Benefices Are called Tho Duke of Bedford 25 the Duke of Devonshire 38 the Duke of Rutland 25. Something Over 200 Peers have More than 1300 livings at their disposal. Among the Noble army of patrons is the Marquis of ail Bury who was recently a warned off the turf on the charge of swindling who has la livings and the Earl of Lons Dale who Throe years ago figured in the Law courts in the Violet Cameron scandal has 43 livings. This right of Quot presentation to livings on the part of laymen originated in various ways but always by virtue of the land owning Power. It is estimated that the capitalized value of the rights of presentation which i Are capable of Sale is �17,000,000 Sterling i. E., nearly $85,000,000. As Bas been brought out in testimony before parliamentary committees and Royal commissions laymen and clergymen supposed to be perfectly moral break the Law by purchasing positions and then take an oath that they have not broken the Law. Thus As the Bishop of Petersboro has said Quot an infant in his Cradle May be nominated to the largest and most populous Parish in England or a scoundrel May get himself instituted in a living. Those incumbents who have purchased their livings must see to it that they get their Money Back. They must exact their tithe rent even by the pressure of police and soldiery and they must carefully preserve their channels for fees and perquisites and for that matter guard jealously every privilege. It is estimated that Tho annual Revenue of the Church is about �10,000,000 Sterling. This would be materially reduced by the loss of fees and perquisites now springing out of civil privileges and would be Cut Dow n at least one half by the taking away of the tithe rents. It is the Prospect of this loss that most frightens the supporters of the establishment and it explains the reason Why Thev fight so savagely proposals to Correct even the most open and apparent iniquities of the land system keep in alive to the fact that a beginning once made their own turn must follow. Out of this ecclesiastical question then is seen to Oor Xie another phase of that great land question which everywhere in British politics is forcing itself to the front. Five million pounds Sterling $25,000,000 in yearly rents is indeed Worth fighting for and it seems Likely that Many of the supporter. The establishment will struggle to the Bitte end to keep their hold of it. Or. Gladstone will Lead into the soon coming general election the great mass of his party toward disestablishment and the conservative party will As it always has stand m defence. Many disestablished propose to compensate those who have Quot vested rights a the owners of Quot livings a for instance. As compensation has almost always of late been the Price of stamping out evil with the English slavery in the West indies Purchase in the army disestablishment in Ireland it seems quite Likely that it May be done Nythia instance also but the growing feeling among the agricultural labourer and the mass of City workmen is against compensation for what they say Bas no foundation in Justice and especially since it is known that hundreds of a a livings were created just before the Irish Dis establish 3 ent act went into effect with the express purpose of defrauding the government. This feeling is growing and the longer disestablishment in England is postponed the stronger and wider it Mast become. Hon Jet Gao Aux. �ii

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