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B?it.,o IXaUn UF THE TRI IHM. , 7>?n t 1 Kim ?. ?. Mml Subr^nliorti, $10 tw annnm. Sbmi-W aaai I 1 mai Nr.. Mail ?Siiliacrilicrs, $8 per an. W BBB v 1 Kim sa. Mail ?ubsciiboia. $?! per anu?an A il i o r t t ? i n t; Rat???. Haut Tin ni -si-:. ?><?., 40e., '?)?-.. 7.">c, and $1 por lin??. Baan-Waau i I riiunic. m and '?O (.?nts per line. Weekly Ti-.ni ni*, $2, f ::, aad $5 *aex lmo, AiTordiug U? ?-osHiuu ?u the paper. TarniR. oa6b in advance. Addreaa. Tns Tribuns. New-York. AdTertifaomcnt? receivtvl at uptown ofTic??. 54, W. Sad-at.. or M W, ??d-at., till 8 p. m., at regular rat-t? lui Wk.iK.ii Tri m ne will b? ready thia mora?ag at I o'ciuek. in wr?i?t>?-ri tot mailing. Pries t aaaaa Ntto'Qiy? Dailji ZrfoWot. FOUNDED BY HORACE OREELEY. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY U, 187;*. A Ka-*.ut?lir hits Iwon proclaim.*! In 8pain. taaaa? The 0 MMatSM of the French Assembly on Elections deflea I'realdi-iit Itii?-r?. - :- The Hun Juan boumiary quee tlon was dUcuMfd In the British Ilouae of laortla. The Hfii.it?- v. ?terdiij passai a number of bill?, mostly privat. Hoii-m- pa-wteU the bill reduciiiK' tli.' postaire ou litters. Kctiiit 1. r (?>p'.n il'fenil-'l SlMMef BBSBta tni. ?Tr?dit ?i i .i,.,..:',.-. Mii'l o.iki?. Aim? iiri--uiiti.il hi? ?casaranduii? book. iz==~ The a-t.iiul?!}' QuMMltlaa t ?>?ik : in jaa.i t-Miit actmn ou IBb Hair Tart tJBaftai 1 IBaSBl K' l'u ??? ?ms "f N?\? H-tuipsliiro tiuiiilii?u?? ?tut.; i ?tiiilltlnU *. aMBSafl Stiirtfl?. |r? MOttanS un "Ornament and Batl<itafl " ? aatlttaa ?if Bavaat* slflMissla it? < li?rl?.r \n,i ii.liip, ii'- Tin? WSaMa'l l'mlt-div. Hui,in lieb! inniivrr?;iry exfrnae*. cat An Kri.- iliw il'-ml ??.i? .it- :.ir.-tl. ??- ?j Toe Ain.-r.i-.iu Kisli Cultiiri-u' A--.il i.>'i"ii In-Ill It? annual iiU'.itin?;. : ?- Gold, 114j, 111. Ul|i fBei . .17?. In our Albany correspondence BttSJM docilp ion in given of "striking," ?a practiced at tlie ?Malta t'u???t;il. This w not a new ttaaiaMBBj fliDiit-li il may luve a new .nuur. Sharpers u? always Baal evaiywkete remly to threaten ??.rp tttmilimt ?ith unfriendly legislation just !.?tu' ? ? 11 ? ? 11 ?_-11 t?. ?xtasi triliiite. The shame is th.it tins?- |?,-tty CKiisjiirueien in,Tease every v.ir. aad thai tiiere aie lagialBtOW willing to help in them. _ Ft inn tlie s\!lop^is, given this morniii),', of ih?- ?'harter ??f the ('aii.uli.iii J'.icilic Kail way Oaaapaaji it aaaaaa likely tkat, if laajrjala tiv?? pr??vi.-,iiniij are Buftici.-iit tu iiroenie th? I'oimtriHtion of the road, that re.-ult will be obtained within a reasonable time. But there t? another consideration whieli may not be without its induc?a? on the prospei'ts of the rn.nl Ixli.re comjiletion. Tht line must run ihruti??.! a wry large district so unfavorable ?hat thiie i.i no probability of itH being in? habited for many years to come. It is a doiibtlnl (ji??,!'>:i whether the. profits made hy th?? ?reu. tal traftic on the road, if completed, -aill QBBiponaata for the peculiar disadvan? tage? of the route. We iiinlci-?t,i!id that, a determined efi'oif is ??i I??- mad. at Albany this woek ti? s-cure the favorable report of the Committt?(? on the I'.ilne Jaatle? - bill ; ami tliat active refoiiner? ?f all parti? -, exc? pt that of the ('ustoni-hoii.se, will aiga its passage. It it) intimated tli.it tlir mmmUmtRpn ?>1 the latter faction make common .tus,? with the police judges, thus proving ?b-arly the alliance WB h ive repeatedly charged nd ?hown lui ween the old King aud the new just u??w endeavoring to make itaelf absolute. Meantime why arc all the facts showing the infamous practices in these courts kept from the Committee and the public! These alone ne ??noui'h to justify the speedy dismissal of the corrupt ofliceis of these courts, and, if published, would arouse an indignation which would be more effective in securing this re? form than all the best argument the most antut? lawyers can frame to sustain the bill. I.et ns have an exposure of these frauds. Merchants who hope for relief from the ex? actions of tin Harbor Masters must not trust to the .second-hand promises of Gov. Dix. However much he may be disposed t<> remedy th.? abuses, he is practically powerless; only the merchant* themselves can compel a faith? ful and honest administration on the docks. And now is the time to go to work to secure this reform. The Board of Harbor Masters is at this moment reorganizing; the fraudulent arrangement with tbe Towing Companies can now be Batata B up ; if not, merchants may a? well make up their minds to suffer indefi? nitely the old outrages and pay the old tax. We have well-authenticated instance? of fraud, ?howing dearly the system pursued; and our bfln-f and information are that the methods of indiiect swindling which were practiced by the old Koard will 1m- lieqiteathed to the new oni* without delay. There are a few active mer? hanta at wurk to break up this system ; let Um whole South st. interest combine and 'h- eff.it will BO. be iu vain. W. fear that there will be a very general faBaaaaf of disappointment ut the result of Mr. ('olf.m's deieiis- l?i fi.n- the Credit Mobilier ' oiiinultee. Much waa proinined and ixpei t. *j ; very little has come t?, j,ass. Tht Vic -Presi? den!, Bf his counsel, attempts t?, break down ih.- principal witne-s ? Am.-a. K.buked bj) the I ?Miimitti'4', the defense is put in as follows : Mr. t?dfax say?, he received fSM from his father in-law ami $1,000 from tt New York merchant, sinoi? dead), about the time Oakis Ames is a?eg.'d to have paid him .fl^X) as a i redit Mobilier ilividend. These sum* depos? ited m tiie Kind National liank, Washington, are Said t.? be the amount which stands to liia eiedit in tin- acyumt product tl. There i?, no attempt V> establinh thislitieof deftns- i>n any sworn evidence ex.-.-pt (hat of Mr. Colfax ?viid some of the memln-r?. ?d In? taasilj. Against thia is the sworn . viden.? ?f oakes Ame-, foftificd by hi| im nioianduni-bool,, th. ? !... k ?Jar ?flpfOO and h?> own lunk arcount. if mt. Oalfu at ''?' u< iim of a oouapuacy s't-t? hing BVB? rnany yen,, 9,iDAUt?. >i Bitth '. -.'.?,.. ?? motive which ?n impartial otwerver can di? cover. _ In a sudden lit- of inri i ??-nation yesterday tho Lower BUM of tho New-JorBey Legisla turo gave, a forcible illustration of the laten bribery which lurks in the practice of em bodying in railroad charters a provision grant inif freo MMWMttJt to members of tin? Lcfeial_ tun*. The Krie Company, it sc??ms, kept it agreennnt f? udgitigly and only partially whereupon the indignant members of th Assembly refuted the pannes altogether, ant at ??nee started upon it? passage a bill coin pclling the offending Company to pay iiit? the State Treasury the laxen it has so loiij evade?!. This notion was nothing more no less (linn a C4?nfession that the Ire?* passe "'?Ti a biibe to ward oil' hoslile legislation The State ran Leiter afford to pay the mileag of its lawmaker?? than to have, its treasur, deprived of thousands of dollars of l?gitim?t t.i\:(ti'in, es|i?-eially when by ho do__Jj it e.'ii introduce into its Legislature something o that indepenilencc o? railroad dictation whit it now needs so satlly. The sjiirit of revol ?flart railroail rule which displayed itself s consjiicnously last ?-vcning win n the. merits o the new bill were discussed cannot safely b disregarded. The people demand fiecdotn Let the Legislature, /?rant this demand b; compelling all road* to pay their just propor tion of taxes, and by allowing just as man; new ones to 1m; built as there are men williiij to pay for them. Jf the new bill is to fail, a seems to be the ease, because its exact conn terpart has been introduced to check it, ther is another and a better resort?a general rail road law. ____________________ THE EEPUELIC IS sea f.\. The faith of the Republicans of Spain ha been justified by ways that no man could hav foreseen. Yet there was nothing irrational o illogical in the vote which, la.it night, estab lished the lb-public. It was an inherent faul of the monarchical system which destroyed tIt? monarchy. It was the conviction that the lie public was the only practical solution of tin crisis, which induced the vast majority of i monarchical Cougn-ss to level to the groum by one word the crumbling ruins of the struc ture they had built, t?? r?-;n upon its foundation! a new and more modem edifice. What th? orators and the writers of tho Republic, havi said since the Constitution of IM. wai adopted, what we have continually asserted is the simple truth, evident to all men o candid mind.-., that the adopt ion 0? a demo e.ratic f??nn of government mad. the monarch.*, ohsdlete. From that hour every political roa. led to the Republic. That Constitution wai built upon the ruins of every tradition which had formerly been held sacred in the Peninsula. Tho two ideas wliic.Ii have stamped the deepest impress upon the Spanish character for centuries, wen? loy? alty and faith. The two things which tin world had considered impregnable and invio? lable in Spain were tho Throne and Ott Church. Hut the Queen was driven fro'ii the kitigiloin amid the acclamations of tho nation, and religion was email? ipatcd from ecclesi? astical thralldoiu by Catholic vou-s in the (on stituent Cortes. Th?* national authority was distinctly lodged in the people. The royal prerogative was hedg?*d about and lim? ited as strictly by tlm letter of tho fundamental law, as it was in England l?y the slow advance? of popular rights for aires. l.iit. the difference was that in Kn gland the Constitution being a living organism, old but still vigorous, the monarchy remanie?! as what in the recent slang of science is called a "survival." There was no logic nor expedi? ency to induce a country like Spain, beginning a new life, standing positively in an attitude of free choice, to make any such compromise with tradition. But the three great politicians and soldiers who made the Kevolution of Sept4'inber?Prim, Serrano, and Topete?were men of ?<?<> narrow ideas to admit the POO-. bility of the Republic. They could not con tiive of a government without a king. They ransacked the nursene-, of Fail rope to litnl one. They threw the Continent bal > war by the disturbance raised in their quest. When at last they had caught an available prince, he came upon the throne only through the blood of his Warwick, and the two years of his reign have been far more turbulent than those of the interregnum. The fact is that mon? archy is dead in Spain. Th?* King is ??niicces b.iry. This was the fact that informed the session of Monday night. The quickness of the con? version has nothing miraculous about it. The Congress was composed of liberal men, accept? ing the monarchy, but devoted to the welfare and the progress of Spain. Their leaders had laboread for two years to consolidate the Savoyard dynasty, to fourni a settled and orderly government. Suddenly, without a moment's warning, they are told that their King is angry at his Ministry and proposes to go home. The affront is leveled as much at them as at the Cabinet, for the Cortes had just sustained the Ministry by an overwhelming vote in the course which had annoyed his Majesty. This, then, was the security and permanence which the monarchy offered. The Carlists were devastating the villages of the north ; the opposing parties were intriguing in the lobbies and the bar? racks ; serious questions of colonial reforms and emancipation were pending. There was pressing ne?d of <;oucord and fortitude. Yet this was the moment selected by the King for renouncing his obligations and deserting his post. The most natural thought in the world was " What is " the us?- of a King,. " While he remains on the throne, he do?*s no good, and if he chooses to retire, he thr?*atens the country with confu hion and civil war. Under the influence of tints?, considerations, the Chamber obeye?l, not the ministry of their choice and confidence, but the bold, consistent and positive leader of the* minority, Estanislao Jugueras, who^ spoke for revolution and nati?mal s?-\f-n-zpTct. The next day th?* King sent in his threatened abdication, and the Chamber saw there wa*? but one thing to do. They must go down to the bed-rock. There MM t?, be no mor?- halting ball-way to democ? racy. They could not go back t? the Bourbons, I In y could not make themselves ridiculous by importing anolhei prime. The M convic? tion came to the surface which rules inevitably at Versailles. Wh?*n?*ver men take counsels of then leason, the liVpiil.lic is the form of g??v criuiH tit which dhnies the least. JMore ti*' King had pocked his carpet bag, the CongreM. hud vote?! ih,. Bopobik by th? imposing ma? jority ?f HI ,0;f?). J-'ijrueras anil CO-tekl sent the ?.ie.it news to M. Qilinet at V.lsaillcs, when it ?01 OOOdoi, ami when* ils ?Ile. t will be salutary. 0. """ ?'' ".. ?,n ? dfOMOl that the millen? nium has arrived in thin pent,? o-ital vole. Th?' Rfpnbi.- is bora in nuii-numl rtroao, We cannot p.uo'lv 'hi* ttitt I,out of a late l.ut ' '.:. MfOOt" It.?'. dorn ia an angel whose ble.ssing? aro gained by wreatling. We rejoice in the eatablisli niont in Spain of the form of government, we have predicted and desired siuco the Revolution, not because, we think ii, will make a new America this year in the Penin? sula, but because it is the best form of gov eminent, to give full play to the principles ot dcinocr.icy ; because it is the only consistent result of th.- Involution, and Iwcausc the Monarchy is clearly proved a failure. If the Republic laatl and succeed., ils inlliicnce for good on Latin Kurope will be immeasurable. II it falls, fcthe world will at least lie Ihe richer in the memory of a noble endeavor. A.s IMPORTANT OONTEST. The New-York piograniine was carried out last night to the letter, in Albany. It was understood yesterday in this citv that Messt-.. Davenport and lilis.? proposed to make what they culled a concession t*> tl"' Mayor, and have the Committee on Cities decide in favor of appointments by the Aldermen, to be ap proved by the Mayor. ?Inst tins is the "compromise" which the Committee did, last night, agree upon. Mr. Haveineyer has base erroneously rcpiuied M favor? ing such a plan, when in reality it in more obnoxious lhan any other measure sug [Catcd, ami is ns cleaily in the Kin,,' interest as the original provision. When it is reitn'in beied that the new Chatter abolishes the As? sistant Aldermen altogether, and that the Ring in tho Hoard of Aldermen is already consoli? dated, it will be seen that the Mayor, under this arrangement, would have an opportunity t.? continu onlv tint King appointes. He would be pr.uti.'.illy powerless, while t?Teetjy responsible. Mayor Havcmeycr does well, in this emer? gency, to call renewed attention to the posi? tion which he occiipii-d bet?re the election and the altitude of the Custom-house party when seeking powet. He maintains the position he I hen held, and right stoutly, Ido. Tha attt ttulo of the party in power, however, in .?hanged ; and whereas it, was then all for Reform, it is now nothing if not partisan. Can it afford to abandon the BBdt?Ofl winch it aaaaasad bet?re election 1 To do 80 openly,?and the passage ot this Charter as now contemplated would be accepted as such abandonment,?would make Tammany invinci hle at th?' nixt election by combining with it Apolla Hall and all the Reform organizations, ami would destroy the power of the Civ tom-lioii.se in municipal contest-.. The patty can give us much need, d good government, here if if will, and thereby streiigth.'ii and re? form itself. If it prefers not lo do this, it will certainly destroy it.-nlt. Our people must not lose .sight of the fact that the pending Charter tor this city is the act by which the new Ring is to be con-aili datad? without which, ill fact, it can never In? complete. There can be no Rinj,' absolute and irresponsible?without the passai?')- ot the obnoxious features which abolish SOBM .nul restrict the powers of others ol the mimeiliate representatives of the people. Compelled lo take Mr. llavetiuyei as a candidafe for Mayor to secure success, the new Ring, being unable corruptly to control him, is now forced to rob him ol all power in order to comn'.ete its grip upon the city. It finds that which helped it to power now preventing it from the mis? use it contemplated from the litst. It is m order that it may be uiiiestr.uneil in the BIBt1? eve of this poatBT, obtained lindel false pie tenses of reform, that the main feattii.?- <?t the Charter abolishing th<- ItoaTd of Assistant Aldermen and depriving the Mayor ol the nominating power are i 11 -1 -1. *. I upon by the "permanent lobbymeii' of the Custom-house who represent Mt. Murphy and ilict.it. to the majority of the Legislature. It were better there should be BO revision of the Charter at all than that the m< n placed in aflea by tha Reform vote should be di iv. n from their places ami a Mayor lush ftom the 1 people and from every party should be ?!?? paired Bf all authority. Under the pr? sent j cotnlition of affairs and the existing Charter i there is little probability of a Ring. One might as well try to combine water and oil with? out lye BB harmonize Messrs. Van Noit, Creen, Stebbins, and Havcincyer after the manner of the old combinat ion of Tweed, Connolly, Sweeny, and Hall. The ??resent oft'icials, by then ven lack of harmony, are check.-, upon each other; and while there may bo some disadvantages atising from the litigations which the pi??s etit disagieeiiieiits seem to originate, this divided quartette is far preferable to the old coinbinatioii, or to any new one uc (??in conceive dictated by Mr. Thomas Murphy or bia men. To accept a new Charter which leaves a Ring of Aldi mien to put a Ring in control of th.? 1'arks, Public Works, and Treas? ury, is to abandon pteseiit security for the certainty of plunder more or less extensive. Pot the only protection then would be the vigilance and sagacity of the Mayor; and while these might save us from the forged war lant? in which the old set indulged, they could not protect us against fraudulent contracts. Mr. Haveineyer's position in opposition to this Chattel is the position of every true R? former; there is no certain safety except in the defeat of the measure which he and they deuounced. _ AFTER INVESTIGATION, What? The facts ail pretty well settled. They ate quite riearly apprehended m the popular miud, and about them there seems to be bin little more to be said. There is no light in which they can be viewed, no isolation of single facts, or possible p.?limitation of the whole, no combination or coloring, or shaping of circumstance and surrounding?in short, no conceivable theory ot the case ihat can. leave the names which have been brought into the Cr?dit Mobilier investigation without stain. Differing in degree, perhaps, as they ditbreil in actiteiiiss and boldness, all ol them, BOBS their own confession, had guilty knowledge. It is useless to talk further about that. That each of the members inculpated either deceived the people in his own prop?* person by evasion or denial, at st??oii by with? holding the tata while others ?leceived them, is now well lytraa. Erea Henry Wilson, who seems to have been mme sinned against than sinning in the original transaction, ami to have had, in the mere matter of reei-iving the st4ick, no intention of doing a wrong or a (pie.itionabl?' thing, e(|iiiv4)?'ated and parried inquiry as to his < .?tin? ction'?.vith tt. and stotnl by consenting while his friend Gen. Iluwl.-v pleaded for him Ihat he knew noticing of it. Not one of thetll, except Speaker Jilai.'i.'. ?riba rSas so far escaped, but ha- baJBB I ?win"he<l, more or less, m Hie piogr,?.,, of the ioqv'-T* And hardly one of th? in who has not doi. '" himself most injury by his own tesfnnonj. Tliein hav.? bun, then, ?n t|ltH4. ^.t .j^. great O? otl'ending ninniug from guilty com? plicity in tha deception of ihr people through lil-.-h.rod to penury, and u, ||Ms view we BN Ic-AVi?B 0?t Ot W'liuVrwii,,ll tJB?Jfglj M? (U.V- ? tivo* of these men in the CrlSdit Mobiliar transaction itself. We are dealing with them simply in their relations to the ?people who trusted them as their truthful, honorable, and faithful servants. Were there nothing dis? honorable or disgrac?'ful in receiving this stock under the circumstances in which it was ?lis trilmt?*?!?a position all the mmMthtt have estopped themselves from taking by the basto and earnestness of their denials?they stand be fore the countrv under the uew arraignment of having lied to and deceived the people. Aim! just here is the crying shame, the disgra'?? of our politics, the jmt? of pop? ular institutions. Though truste?! themselves so implicitly that befoie ? conlon of cireuui stanccs and an array of facts such II the life of any private citizen would not be worth a rush against, their evasions or bare denials were hehl conclusive. These men did not trust the people. And now the people waking with a sort of ?lulled ami deadened moral sense to something of the meaning of the ex? posures?taking in the (acts and turning thein over wistfully, as on?? waking to consciousness from a great shock fumbles in a dar.ed way the club that felled him?begin to ask, "Well, what about it all?" They were all along curious to know if tins?? nien whom they truste?! and believed in so entirely, in whose behalf they ha?I angrily <!eni?*d the strange stories of the campaign as falsehoods and slanders, in de? ten-,?? of whose reputations and good names they had indignantly denounced all who ??noted or believed the current report. US libolen and traduc?is?if those men were after all dishonest and just what the campaigu "slanders" said they were. And now they know it?know that the men they most tnisteil ?on tho strength of whose unsupported word they denounced their assailants as villains and perjurers?were unworthy of confidence?were actings lie. And they are saying now in a weaiy way: "What's to come of it T What "sort of a crime is it, and what is to bo tho " penalty ." Let n meet this question squarely. Con? gress fooling away time on tho thin ice of investigations it has not moral vigor enough to give any meaning to, dodging plain ques? tions, cvadin?, shuffling, pushed forward against its will to do so much as it has, will bot.-h the business inevitably. There is no conscience in this inquiry ; no shocked moral sense; nothing but a limp and flabby recogni? tion of possible responsibility to the people by and by. So far from it.-, having any back? bone of character, it has not gristle enough to give it purpose or meaning. a\nd so they are lall.ing now in a fonible-feeble way about expelling?whom ? Why, Mr. (lakes Ames and Mr. James BlOOkO, What fort .Mr. lirooks perhaps because he is a Democrat ; but why Ames'f If no one has been bribed, Mr. Ames has bribed no one. If he was guilty of at? tempting to bribe those honest gent leinen, it is a very poor time now for them to turn on li i m ; it would have had a much more reason? able look to have denounced him when he off? ud tlietti the stock under circumstances which could not be ini.ii-onstrucd. No, no. There in to?? many concerned in this dis-Tace for anybody to hi* punched. As was said dining the Rebellion and after its close, you cannot punish a whole people lor treason, so it may now almost as well be Mid you cannot puiiish a whole Congress for corrupt ami disgra<*efiil practices. They will let each other go in tin* event. And then whatf What becomes of our standards of political morality if we lit it hi- established that Members of CoogrOO- may engage in ,|iii ?tionable trail-actions, quibble and lie. and perjure th? iihi-Ivi-s, and go not only unwhipnrd of justice, but with no foiteiltire of popular conlidence ? Can the country afford such precedents. For all that Congress can or will do wo shall have them. There is no hope there. Where tll'IlT In the fOOd sense ail'l the li?,in-?t instincts of the part y T Let U see. Since these investigations began two Stales have hehl l.cpublican Con veillions? what ?lid they do? Quarreled lor <>dices in a most dis? gusting way, and never ufi?-r? ?I a word of protest or of mortification at the infamies which have been laid bare in tho past few months, The I odflfl go on without conscious? ness of reap ?nsibility or sense of shame, and expect the masses to follow them. Will th?-y T That is the question of tin- hour. Thero is only one hop?-?Congress will do nothing to n-tun the public confidence in itself?the p.n iv in p.iwer have apparently not recovered sufficiently from the intoxication of victory to stiflci ri-mois?, or promise penitence?it rests only with the people. In their ultimate* good seiise and honesty we devoutly believe. Some tun?- tiny will rebuke the deceivers?not, i tu 111 -_i ? -. today, or at the end of the week, hut Home time surely. THE 9EEELE1 STATI'E. Proposals will be re<'eived for a __tn-8lZI Mini, ok BOOAOi DO-BUI, to i> cast In ty|n* inat.il, tin- ni4>ul to bi fiirnistii-il to- ttir- Cominittoe. All lilatih, ?iKs-ISraliiiiir?, ami (iroiHiialH to bo ?ont In by M in Iiji. 1ST11, nul _?!?lr??.?t-il to " l*r?!8ltlent of Typo .r.,|.lm __ I'tiiuti No. t*>, No. M Duams-at., N. Y." Th? Caainiiiitti-i' rt-oerw tin? rl?-tit to r??j?*?tanv or till proposal. not ili-i ini'il 4-ti-factiii v J. aKOlOO-MMsV, Chairman Committ?*.. W. A. Hakfii, _?-cr.tary. From the above announcement the public will learn that the plan of erecting a Printers' Statue of Mr. f.reeley is likely to be success? ful. Assurances have been received from the printing offic<*s in various parts of the country of a sufficient supply of type-metal for the statue. The main point now is to secure a good model, and we believe a better opportu? nity could hardly present itself for a fresh and original design. The work is of a peculiar ?halltet? r, and, as it is to be a tribute to the memory of I fresh and oiiginal man, there is reason enough in this instance for guarding against trit?- conventionalities of design. Of coins?- then- is no danger that Mr. Grceley will lie represented in a Koinan toga, or tli;it the Committee will content itself with uny <?ther outworn design; but the I'i inters' Statue of a Great Printer ?lumld, in its form a? well as its inatcii.il. suggest the piofession of its sub j.-ct. \ai nuis idea? of what the statue should be have been suggest?*?!, and among others that of rcpre-enting Mr. (ireeley "as a jour " n? yiiiaii pi'inbT winking at tin, case." Then Il novelty m th?1 plan, and should it be tjiloplci!, we shall not at least have another ?itatue (?f ?'?> (TWO, man appearing as if he over di'l MM} thing, and was incapable of ?Icing anything except standing still and Eating int?? iiilinite space. T-M suggestion is worth considering, and its consideration may t?i\i' ii-?e ta? some othel which Will be ?leelll? d ?TOO b?tt?i' I?1'' ?i se?- it we cannot at last have a statu?- bearing the impress of mod? in :houglit and energy?something which will not l.'c a ?.?in? ntable anachronism. n, -<o_itptow-tH ta tboprefMM ,,f OoMw and iVouli'll mmmmmmtSMMM fa. tilt? UOatOi St'lti-8 Will till,I I "?r > mtiT?-'""1*- *t'l?''t',?''*' -_0__H___1 tbttt iiii**ott ? |ir,r),llM,.t if..i>i-*.ffiy ??> inc. i-tnmraALiu v/p0j^u-iwivr,?4U._iV_J-wl_-.tt. i TOPICS OF THE ^ME. WHAT DID BI DO WITH ITf' Perhaps tho best thing that Mr. ?James rTar lan's friends can du fur lum is to nay no inore about tbe tit.? of th.? 110,000 whli'b lu? received from l>r. Durant. One K!|| i h Hell?, who bad ? !i.ir?*V of Mr. Harlan'? e.an vi.-ct in tin- Iowa legislature, han iii.idti tie? following n tli.l ?i i> : State of Kamai, (Jaunty of Iktugtas: I'.-rsonalir ap? peared before in??-, i in- aoaanlgooA notary pabilo. BIUm Hf Hi. who mad.? outh in due form of law to ttui following ?itHi.'iiit-iit : I never fold BefeFlnkMlM that anv consideration of money, or anything rlrte, was offered or paid to any member ?.f tlio legislature of Iowa, in ISM, In oniutder tinn of hin vntlnir for Mr. Harlan for tho ?. 8- Meante, nor did I ever aay to said Bob Flukblne that I " bought enotwfe members of tin? Legislature to elect Harlan." Tti<- Kmkbine itory la a willful, mallolona, and lufainoaa fabrication. Not one dollar of Durant'?, monev was used in Hie senatorial election of ISM ia Iowa by myself, nor do I know of cuy ninuev bei nit used In that election fiiriil?hc<! by Dumnt, nor ?lot believe any |?i t?ou of the eajtaeM or that election waa paid with Dumiif a iiionoy. Mont of tfea maaaj which i tmoi m paying tfea aaaseaasjr tai legitimate expenses of that election and canvas? wm giv.-n t.. Me i.y a committee ??f the meada <?f Mr. Barias in Washington, I). ('., without Mr Harlan* knowledge. Mont .?( the exp?nse*, if not ail, were paid by myself, except!Of an amount which I <lo not now remember, which Mr. Jas. Havcry ?.?Id he puni to other panic-, not iiiemberi, of which I had no knowledge other than Mr. BaTary*a ataMaaaat I know of entfelaf iraM byhiuiof mv own personal knowledge ; nor have f to thin .lav In ro'rnied Mr. Harlan of the amount?, or detalla of expeuse? of that cativa??. Mr. Harlan at the time was In Washington, D. C, and left the whole limiter and manner of conducting Ute aaavaaa to ti in Meada al Do? Moiu.-s, ami i betteta thai tin? \ ut.". ?i v. n Mr. Harlan al that election wor?' ? mat from considerations of eiulneut services and trae nn?rit. 1.1 I.IAII rjBI.I.*. Subscribed and ?worn to before me, thi? dial day of January, A. I), IBIS Gao. 8. Hampton, Jr.. Notary Public. The Washington Chronicle, npeaklug for Mr. Harlan, aayai It will be aaaa that Mr. Hells leaves not one loop upon which tti hanir the ihan?.? of corruption against Henator liai ?an. The testimony i? siifflulentiy conclusive U> settle tin? matter In tin? ?-.-itiiu.tUou of every candid man. All that is settled by Holi-i's affidavit is that the llD.ooo was not used at Des Moines, in tho Senatorial canvass. Dr. Durant naya that he sent the money to Mr. Harlan, who was then 8?cr?tary of the Interior, In two chocks drawn to Mr. Harlati's order, and it has been charged by the enemies of tho latter that it was to pay for services which h? rendered the road In that aspan ity. The affidavit of Sails, denying that It was ttUt in the oanvasa, ?fives moro color to this thoory than it has over had before. QOV. DIX AND THE UNION' PACIFIC RAIL? ROAD. Mr. Horace P. Clark, Trertideiit of tho Union I'li'itl.? Kailroa.l Company, an.I Mr. (,'. 8. Bushnell, one of the directors, testified before tho House Committee on Cr?dit Mobilier affair? concerning Oov. Dli's connection with the Union Pac itic Kailroad Company. Tho main i hpir^i? wa?. that he held S00 shares of the railroad stock whl'ih he oblli?ed the Company to takeoff bis hands at par?or aso.ooo. The impression ?riven by the wituesae? was that the Company felt obliged to close the transac? tion with Oov. Dix to avoid tho consequences of hla ac? tive displeasure. To these allegation?? The Alhitny Even? ing Journal af yesterday makes tho following rejoinder : A week|ur two ago, Mr Horace, K. Clark, in ins testl niunv before a committee of Congress, stated !li.it (jeu. Dix had received Iroiii the l'iiion I'acitli: K.nlraad Com p.ny $...),on.) m eonuection with an attempted negotiation of bonds, acknowledging at the ?.tin.? tune Brawl lie ki.i-w nothing itliont it. 1? now appears that all these state menls are utterly void of truth, and that (?en. Dix never h.i'l any money plpii;,-il in In? hand? M a fee or "tln-rwi.?? (or (Im negotiation of bonds. Itnieed, this gionnd of attack was almost imuicdiatcly abandoned a.? iiiit.-nitile and false, ami otiiers in the nature of suggestions rather ih.in accusations brought before the Couimttteo. In re? gard to these we state advisedly : Eirit: That lien. lux never had any ?lock or any interest of anv kind, direct or indirect, in or any cornice lion with tin? Credit Molulier. Second : Thai Sa navet reoettretl any stock of any de? ?cription from the Cr?dit Mobiliar ; that be never r?-'-?-i v.-.I anv stock from any source whatever, except from tho Union PaotBc RalfriTai company, la pa?raaeat of hi? regular ?alary a. President ; and with this exception he lias never held a single ?hare of ?tuck lu the company otherwise than an an original ?un?. i ther or asa pur i lia^.-r lit the oi>?'.i market. I'Air-ti : That he has never receive.1 any compensation in miiiii'y, Bleak, or otherwise, from th.? Union Pacific Kailroad Company for negotiating or signing bond?, or for any other ?penal ?ervice. Eijitrth : Ttiat he never wrote a threatening letter to Mr. It.irlow or to any other person, " M to the MUM BM "' tin- banda In Etirope unless his ?lock wa? taken at par," and that he n-ver liad any correspondence In regard to the settlement of In? alf.tln with the Ciiion Pacific K.tll i .-ad ? 'ouipauv wilii any one on ept the Tr? direr, Mr Claao, and with In. ?on-.n-law. Charle? I", Blake, wljo bad the management of his liuaiuwita winla lie was al.roa?!. Ei/th. Tfeat fea ?aa the liaiFreefcleatel the fjaloa l'acill.? ll.tilio.id Co.iip.ti.y, .ainl r??p,ign-d son??? thirteen or fourteen mouth? after In- went to France as Minister of tho United .State?, h.t\ nig retained tiie presidency dur? ing that Hue- .tt tin- n -?ii taTH Ol li??' dirertors all?! with tbe knowledge and approval of the I?ovenmii-iit. Aft?-r In? i .-Signalton In? account? with tlio Company were settled by his son in law, Mr. lihike, in ?Vow-York, in con ?ultation Will) Mr. B L M ll.trlow. Tht BlalflM in.td" hv tli'-m w??re for hi? ?alary, win? h Ua<l been for a con? siderable tune unpaid, tin? v.un,- .,* li.? ?lock and ?pei lui ?i-rvii-e? to tin? Company during hia Presidency of four >?> tr? Ine amount .ign-cl on .?? justly dun him wp?. tlx.-d at |?0,o?)<), aud wa? p.uil to 1 i.-t ?ou-m-law in NVw York. lie w i? ti.ro.nl tlii-n .?ml for more tliitn a y?',tr afterward, ami had uotliiiig to do with the ?ettleinent, which ail left entirely to tbe din? ntmii of hi? r.-pr.-?' nttti v? ?. with tin- ?in.-l.- iii?trui'ti"n thai th.-y ?hould p??k uotlnug wlncli should bo eonsiil.-red unie ??.niable by Mr I am, tin. Treasurer, witii wiiom In- bad i>eei? aaaocilatod 1U tin i-arly ?tag.-? of the enterprise in nti.ting fund? to oottj mi lli'p work, ami wlio was f.iiinliai witii hla ?ervn-.-s to UM Company. 1 lie settleim nt with tfea < omp.tny was eloaad aa i?'i au vklob wen- agr. ? .11.? as rraaoaahla and just by theiu, l?> Mr. Cisco, and by a majority of the directora. KI.SI MI'llON OF BPECH I'AYMKNTS. Tlie partial CailBIB of Congrea? to firasp the subject of an early r.-sumptlon of specio payments ha? disappointed many patient people. Of tho various ex liressions of opinion on the general subject of resump? tion few aro more ? onclse than the resolutions offered in the Chamber of Commerce of this city, a day or two tt., by the Hon. W. A. Couklinf. Il'?i??rr.ii Tlit aaUblPtbmrDt, inamt-ntnrr, an?! nulrrn.il rr.-.,irriit.,iii of t uQiteritl lUmlin! idiI mruure uf film bit? iooi; ml juttl? l,tct ili-.-mrl rurotiil to thr a-riwtli ?ml t)?f?lopnit-ot of ni???,., tu?! tb? lurr ?ail ?itaufut pro.puntf of tra.tr anil rummrre?- ; aid U'krr'at, Our oai.jual Urparturt froa mcb atandaril wu otl ilirtatral in.l rinitrl bf tbr ?IPffrpi.-irt toil ifflptrltlte nr,r.?lllr< af I <p<?ni- ttd aotl eottl*' itni(|*lt (?K tb? prttrrrtUot ?I our natioual inlrintf; ltd H kertat. Powtrful lotarciti in naw itrttlaf to p*rt>ftiittr> tb? qotll fjr.l titionil miulfruc? ?iui rrcocuiiril iu-1 ,et*\.ie I. fur reat.il? wuu.if inr.inn-?-l*d with tuy trtuil or illrartd latinlitr of tb? Gnfrrnpori.t to rtaiiiut apacit ptymaou , tbartfura It'tuivtd. That intbedrlibrrin? judjmrat of thil Cbirabrr. it it the rletr laix-rltife dlrtat? of public ?nlerral ia?l aatitntl hoaor, thit thr hrdrnl Trettarr ibill. tt tb? rirllrit pottible i*y. ruina? tb? pi? ii.rui in colt; or It? aqoittlrttl. of til ill oblifttioni pijtble on demtud, or froa tint to tittt ftlliuf dae. Httolttd. Thil ? ropr ofthri? rtaolntlom.dtlr tathmtirttaad by tht nil of tht Chiintxrind tbe iPKtiturtt of lit Hraaidrat tad Btcr.ttrr, be trtnaaittrid to tht Freaidtut of tbt Luiu-d Dtatet, lad to both iioatrt Of I ?0|rr|?. Tlie resolution! were appropriately referred with ln ?truotion? to report at an earl*** day. LOCAL TAXATION IN KENTWRY. Th? Lexington (Ky.) Preis contradict? the statement that the capitation tax lately levied in that city wm retroactive. It also says that tho tax wrought the dl.fi .ini'liisi'inent of whites as well as blacks, seven or eight hundred Dem?crata having been thereby kept from the polla. It adds : In the first pla?'e, the City Council adopted no retro? active ordinance at all. The levy of the capitation tax waa duly adopted aud published arcording to ?aw, a?.?i waa not only collected, luit a largo part of the proceeds was applied to the education of the negro children of the city. What the Council did was simply to correct tfea negtlfBBM accidental doubtless?of lu own clerk. The .-harter requires that the Council shall beep a fair record of Its proceedings. The clerk failed to make the proper entry at the time. The Coun? cil puts Iteelf right upon the record by a nune pro tun? order, which every lawyer will recognize a? perfeotl) li'gal and proper. The validity of the original ordinance i? no! impaired by tbe failure of tin- elerit to record It The language of the charter is explicit : "To entitle any mi.-to vote at anv election he shall have paid the capi? tation assessed by the city on or bet?re the 1Mb of Jan? uary pn ceding tbe election." It was the dtilv of the Judge?. Iiciafore. to lt'?|Ulre s:itl?fuctorv evidence of the payment of tha capitation tat. The hardship?if hardship it may be called?worked enually upon all colors and all classes. A DBUHO kok COMPEMpOK. Coasasantl aa tho character of tin* CiY'iht Mobilier eipoanres are aa various as the names of th. Intimais making tueui. The Sasheille Hannrr, however. g:?.? a very f.iir average of public iciitimeui when it ?ay? : Th.? Repu-hllc-iii party, ?Imply as such, cannot afford t.. ignore thi? 'luestion of an introsprvtiv.? nurtej of the pai ty situation as ailiM'tlug their own organixatlon a? much as tfea genci.tl poUneal morola of the oouut.y. I'.inaltily there may bfl moie ,,r laMOf .-xaggi-ratlon of the scandal, and it may not i?e at alt Improbaba- ihat ?oma of tfeoaa ??? aanoualy iMpUcataB may hav,- caught *t th.? tempting bait of ?pecuUtiou with no r??.illy . rim Inal purpoae. But a.suuilng such t.. be the aaaa, w.miUI it not have been wiser to liavc so frankly " ri-n-n to i?\ plain" ,tt the rerj IneepUon ot tfea darefopaMBM 1 As !( ?eeiiis to us, thus far, the iHiint of defense was un fort?nate for the defendant*. The .-ffort? to Jiacrc.lit Hi.? kTttliaaaoa do not BOOM to prove availing, and It i? ?uc.tioiial.le if an undue excitement m |feg mtKer haa i.-t ImbbUbBoten ifee leaat larehraal Mseoaneof a? tun? ealculat?'?i rather t?. t?.-g,-t su.pl.-loii tlian clear up IB ? .'?lupin-all.>u as afleeting lln-m?,.|fes. Al all event?., .? In?. Hill.ink ?av-i.tlic K,-pul,.ican prc-i* owe? it ?? it.-lf lo it. in tu.I. withoul f.?,tr, i ?vor. in p.trtiaLl), ? Iran brea?.! ail round Tha 11.m-*-.? CoBUBittaa hiw BBiriaalj ?nfaaat. .' ?.,? U.a. |BftSB ?uwig U4M ?au ?lui .i?i,,i'.ur?? asked for (or the reroivv-l of <j_4ttuc?,!oa? at Dell (Ja??,' Himnon- tni-ht fivicb mor?, mtimlr Im pnvtlo-4 id alb?? dlreotlons. (.an. Newton M ex^ndltares barn b^"t?fa?l been.limned, wdtlN worn ?wforrj-?)?* lia. fax mo?? Uial luatlflod e-ery dollar 4pe-t. ^** 7%?> S'fW-York Comercial Advertiter _*? bi?en irlrin?.^?! whole of its? strict Adroi_?*ti*?U-_-a?i?i iM.rtnisC energies to tho Cr?dit Mobilier question wit? t?i? following result: lr. will t.?. r"HiT?ial..T.?<l 'bat publie opinion was " an*. I??iial.-al " some time airo at tho request of Hrothers Poia eroy arid Colfax. Information reaches un that witbia Uli* last two or three ?lay?, it ban been eut, dirwn aint fourni to be in exactly the saine ?condition as when ?I ?a? buiiK un. _ the MA TOWB heal supporter*. ('?x.i'KRATioN or mi; CO-UUfrU Off .iiV-Htt. There was a meeting of the Committee of Seventy, ?ait evenin?:. at their headquarters, .to. tit Broadway James M. Brown, the CMrM-, ?l>olie in tho malu 44 follow? : Oil? UtMB OF THK CO-KITTKl Of ?_??r_!.TT Called into existence an thin (sin, ni i tt.?? was.hr Ib? bnrhra. atifhortty known to us, tli.a tot e of tbo people, Irrespe? tlve of party, ?ml char*.-.! witb a ?jxKlrlr ?Jury -that ?tt proiuotiiisf economy and etfli i?-t?. y In tbe ailmiHistradoo of our niniilcipal affair?, the f?llest performance of that duty, to tin? best of our ability, it lncumtx-nt on u? Tie? character of some of tbe proponed aineudni.-nU to th* charter of tin.? city, the recent letter of Mayor Hin?, ineyer ta) this (.'oiniiiitti-a-, .?nil tb? criticisms at tb? prosa upon both, make It necessary fur u* at tin? Juncture '*? aot promptly anal to speak earnestly and plainly A fallar?? t? ??cure tbo full ui>- isur>- of reform promised l.r our trlunipb at tbe poll? last November can cow rivm.i only from au injiidi. hum course of legislation. Last year tbo Governor 4nd the leglalftllT* -M lority were antagonism); now, both ha. in* beea chosen on Ihe ?ame Keform platform. a r?p?tition of laut year's failure should be an impossi ble an it will ba unjustifiable. Amendments to tha. cb_r ter of this eity have been submitted to tbe largislatui-o, several of which we bavo ludoraed; while to others wt have objection*?material on some point?, of minor eon sequence on others. The fuudamental aifferenoe is as to tbo "appointing power"?whether it shall be _.ven solely to tbe Mayor, or tbe Mayor in conjunction witb the Board of Aldermen. The question, then, is. Which Is better calculated to protect the Interests of the city ; which tbe more likely to secure honest and comp?? tent official.?, and to keep tbetn sol This Commit'r* has declared in favor of tbe power bcln* ?.von to tbe Mayor. Tho amendment of the Republican Central Committee associates with bitu the U ,ard of Aldermen; and here we stand In opposition. This difference should not be allowed to continue, as far as we are con. .-rn.-.l, if It can be removed by any action of ours thai ItM Ml involve a saerlflca of principle. The responsibility for whatever charter we ?ret, fMO or bad, must r--s' ?intm-iy upon tbe present Legislature; aud should It fail to giv* this city such a measure of n-fortn as lis people ho|><? for, and sorely need (swliu?id and robbed as they have buen to a frightful extent by run.? of ?'irrupt politicians), I have no fear that our citizens will relax their exertions, but confidently look to them, when tbe time comes, tt act witb a more determined -?pint than ever Infor?-, so as to place in iwwer those wbo will _lve what is neealed to MM a ?food and hones? ___M__Mration of municipal affairs, and that without regard to partv consnieraliajn*. If tbe anieiialint-ur to wlib-h there is sp.-<-tal oii.i?0 toa Is still pressed by the Republican ('? niial Committee, and is likely to become part of tbe city's charter, il would, in my opinion, be wise for us to endeavor to bave some provision i_a<!o that th>* confirmation or rejection of tbe Mayor's appointees shall not Im n*o erned by considerations of party interest or feeling, bul only by reasons uflectiiiaj the nominee's tlluessor un?t MMtM for the position as?l_ued blm. It certainly uoes not appear too much to a?k of the UfOM-N that soins provision be mad?? of this sort, if only to show that om <'ity shall not airain be looked upon as the huntiu, ground of tbe professional politician. The address of Mr. Brown was warmlv received, and frequently during the delivery be was tu tu t-r\n>t??.' by the clappim* of bands. The letter of Mayor Uavemeyer r?>a>l to the Conimil tee at tbo previous meeting was called tip on tbe re port of Prof. Theodore W. Dwlgbt, chairman of tn? Coiiituitf'-e on Legislation, to wnii.n ( otnmitt??.? it bad Ijeeu referred. He staled that tbe Committee bad ooo fcrred with the Mayor, who, while satisfied of the trust? worthiness of the mm of his information in repart to the st itctnenls ?<.iitaineil in the l.'ter, alid not f?-?-l ni iibt-nv r? give the nau?o of bis iui.?rii,.iiit. The M_.nl ? ii.Mivl.t anouat a?a?l hrn, -.-.-.?iiijillarinn t"r me press-nT lav the pnblli ation of the letter, as tue attention of lbs ptropli- WOUld to direet'-d tlu-nliy to the ? l'tj.-ct of t ti4 i.tv's a halter. John Wli.'.-lt-r, also of the DmmMh .m l^.i.-iat.ou, made a ?mular report. Wbta the subject of tbo Ma) air's letter was dispoaed of, i,y i ,-ft-rriiiK to the Cbairtnati tbo power of ?alllua the ( ommittee together in can.' ?*f emorgODCy, I>orm_4 11. Baton uiMted the ?tft.iitioii of Ul.) (.'oiuniit toe to tb? address of the Chairman, dwelliBf MpooUll" on tb? p.irt win. Ii refa-rra-.l to the *.??>*.ilailjtv of tho l.?-.;isl.4tiir? OTlOg lotto Hoard of Alili-rni.ni tin- i.ow.-r Of contlrni in-* the nominations of the Mayor for heads of depart m.'iirs. Ha? attend the folio win?: Btmttmi, Thit ii <r?s? the Bosrat of .41 !en-?o aba II h? ft mil? ?a ?Mrity ?4 >M??f aa the aea?aMa af I?a Mayer, ?M r..Li ot mM_ ?a iiiiinal.i.n o( th? mrribsra of Ibit H.,arJ It (., tb? h'inrtt? mit ict??n?j ol li?i triiuo in ?bit rT|.rJ siaoald b* torutei, lo th? mu?? nurol _ ?arh ri(bl of ?itminatHiri n t? .,Ui?r ntk, -,il ?'..a-. ,< a.,:i.rr.l ._ tau 4.ouim.il?? a ttrouotoi ?m?n :a_ro'a i.i the p?0'l.-( -lurtrr. Tins rt-sululiou . .illi-.l faarth coii-t'li-rai,?e discussion, win. h was parti'ipateal in by Jonathan Stures, .la- k sort *?. -4a bnltt, K. ..iiiaioipu jiobiudi.il. Koii.rt H. Memmem, Beiii.tmiti Tatbaiu, ati?l other?. Tlie |_4_lt ?>f the .lis cu?i.on w.ts that the re.?.,liitloii ?a is tttetted to the Com mittt-i-on laa'.islatioti, a motion to 1 ?>' it on tbe tahl? lu-nu lost. Mr. Kitmi Un ii otl.-ra d tbe toUOWlB| re.-aoiu tion, winch v? as aalopted: K'< > , 'i. Ilia-. Ihn Cor-mil-?? rr^.r!? lb? paaitar? of tbo petiliilaX Hal lor no nroriu' the lal?.oi-alrttin ,af oar aalMS 4aani ?? I ?iMt luiiavT Uni m'SJ'jn' of reform. io wblrb a.11 hon?rl __1 Is? sbiJitf k_ ? H bt?l reuen to Ute ta arria??- in'.rrr.t. Willuiu H Wii'kham, the fairne-r ili.t.riii.in of tb? Kxeeutive OocanlUee of the a\i?ollo Hall liemocracy, wbo returned from Kuro|M-.m Moiol,iv, m in lus pla<4 in tin? Committee of loTO-_jr bul Bigot.Md was cor dially weiconied by the meiiiN i-. Moor llaveiiicynr, m the cotUM of an lnta-rview with a TaniUSK reporter fattttday, refOROd ta, tie? many nul repoMod misrepresentations made eoni-i-ru.uij bis aid lude before tbe election and at present. "Why," said tin? Mayor, " It is tbe Republicans who tato .one baa k uu me, and not I on them, as Ito? would have people u-o Heve." THF. mm 11KFOKK K.I.ECTIO.N. To the AU i lor of The Tribune. Silt : sM my position before the peopl? ol this city -aua-mi to l,e reuderod somewhat questionable by tbe Ipemistent iiii.srepre?eutations of that class of oui fellow ?-it:.i-tis who would make tic public believe thai I was elected Chief Maxtstrate uf the i it y by tbe Kepub licaa party, for party ends, I herewith semi you a copy of the letter addressed to mo Oct. M, 1872, by the Chair? man of the Republican County Convention, and in y an swer thereto, as explanatory of the position I then occu? pied and continue to occupy, and trun which I am nul to be drawn by any man or set of men, Im tbey Lkenio oratio or Republican. W.W. 11 ivin. tut. Erecutite.Depl., City Hall. ROW York, Feb. 11, 187;?. Itapy. | NkW-YO-K, Ott, 11, IrJTi. The Hon. W. F. IIavkubtkk- .?lr*.- We are charted by tbe Republican County (^ouventiou with the agree? able duty of intorininic you that that l>ody has unani? mously nominated you for Mayor, anil of requestln your acceptance of thai nomination, lu luakitia, this communication we may bo permitted to say that tbo Convention was quite aware that )ou tato not hereto? fore acted with the Republican part., and that you would not If elected be the Mayor ajf that party; leu tbo Republicans of this city desire to .jive t!n-:r support tat the cause of reform, and they believe (hat tbey cm da this majst efficiently by caslin< their 60,0?? vaat.-s for tho man wbom public sentiment ha- M unuiMui-ably ?elected as the]expouent of ?reform. If you shall ac.-epl the nomination, we pledge to youth.- faithful, earnest, and undivided support at the polls .if the _re.it party which we reposent. BMUI MOM-H? Chairman Rcpubli.an ( ouuty Ca'tiveudont To the Hon. W f. Havnme>?ar OBw Y.,kk. OM. I?. 1*T2. DaUB On: I fi'cl biajhlv complimeuti'il t'v th.- receipt aaf >oiir .'oinmiiuic.iilon tetidenn? BM in t'i'tisif of tbe Ri-iiuliiicin County Conva-ntioii the uaoniii.vion as lia . au lotit for Mavor at tli ? Mp?aro.icbin_ alectlon. It 14 riira. tn our i-ilttlcai lus'ory tli it so -real and InfliieullaJ an i.i'.antitatioii is foiimi wtlltna, tu ?iibor?ltnate its dlt tiucttvr cliaraaliristics, and tm-r?e it?elf fur thr ax'.-.i stuti with tin- (aatrioto a-',tl_a>iiH or all political ?eiititua-nta in efforts to elevate and purify our municipal ?iov.niiiKtit, and to remov?- from place and power those who kavc .H.honcnvi it. It is tint Ju?t and rt.ht that to this irreal oblcct, and to this most Important end all ?ootl citiaens shoiihl allrect tin ir attentnui and ?a-iul tb. ir united aud iealous cooperation. If placed m tbe chair of the May onlt) tuy (test efforts Will lie directed lia ..lie effect to these views and U> ad I to tbe material KTHMMM aud prosiieritv of our city the reputation of a tust aud non ?rabie irovcriinicul. Witli Ito tcqinst that you will aouatiiiiincite to Ito boil) ? "ii i.pra440t uiv bmh appro ciatnui ??f Us arenerous aud pstttotic action, I n-ma-l your obedient servant, WM. K. li?Vr*_K?K? To Thomas Murphy. Chairman Reuulilican ? ouukf a'oiieution Eh. Est) SAL. Mr. I 1*>ii(> I'oole, the Iamidon tailor. ?l?vlorf?0 IM M I'.-iiia ut ?hat ta i? ?'?".it to ret?n? frooi busineM ?? lae eiitiia-li without foundation. The Sii|?ieino Cotut ol lii?liiin?|x>li??. ?>n M* Id :.,'. ntliiin-.l tbo judgment ..r the?*??!?? M ('.?tiimoa loMofM .m ..ni,, in (he mm i ? ??j*? ". Mu. Abby rtw-o IU.a*"Uv?. irvim I'auKt ??>*? '-ii-ssJ.