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rVioTH'slnnATBR.-" Daddy O'Dowd.'* Mr. Dion RtrBrrcaalt. HB?WB Oi'f.ka House.?-"Uncle 8am." Mr?. .John *i fowl, a? lab? Braaf baa Nkw Kitth Avenue Theater. ? " New -Year's V.r." Mtu i lar? Marri?. Ni bu ?i l?AKHKN.~At 3 and at 8: "Th?. Roout* of Ihr Prairi?." (HaTMBtO Theater.? At 2 and at 8: "Hnmpty i>u?*r<t? ?' ?.???t? !.. yot. I'vttiN ?sgrvRE hiRATER.-'CoiiKin ??aok." Wiu.tt k'h Theater. ? " David Garnck." K. A. r>.,|l>rr? ?*,t Mia k?(ti?n?* Ko<*r*. l'.iitM v'?. Woku.'s FaJ?, American Instituto Hi il,lia? 1??? at),l I ?rn;_t. L__BTa Vkw-YoRK Ctl!? is, Mt'?sH M AND MKN kiiii. Wmttm a??- at?! I'w???.r ?iith at ?l>a? ?nil Kraoiag. s?imkr\ ulk Akt fJUllBBT FlBP Kxhibition of NssBaaa BtBBanAt Bai i-?At 3 and alB: Concert. Rubin ?tria aa? T-waaa Tow l't?ii>i:'s OppBU Hotse.?Vaiieties. ?no?nc68 Notices. Tin lioRHAM Man? KAtTiRiN?} Company irai? 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Only the vamphlel copy it ntnr ?-crirf?/, large rit-o, 2f>5 mage?, irith jHtrlratt of Mr. Oreetey, pictures of hi* birth-place, ftrtt tchool house, home at Chappaqua, de.: price PI cent*, tent free by mail on rerrtpt of thai turn. Another ta-aat-i ri<mrf?omrIy bound, vilh acletitinnal Portrait of Mr. ftreeley, a* he appeared in the last tnonths of hi* life, ?ill thortly be reoily, price tl. NctotyiTxk Paila Qnbunz. FOUNDED BY HORACE OREELEY. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2. 1873. Injury ?i??*? Inven done to CatbelM? ?burches in Bar c?-lona I>> the pojuiiai-e. -___ A vote of want of < inifl dt-nte m tin? Mmi?tr.v bits been _<kij>t?d in tbe Daniub PPkaa?Bnp. Toe White fltsr ?teanier Atlantic was wrecked near Halifax, and 740 lires were lout. ?____? The Htate Senate adopted a 27th section of tbe Jtetr-York Charter, giving the Mayor tin-at?|>??intiii-powar, and retaining Mehsr?. Van Non, 8teli!iin-. I. H Mini??, and Henry Hmlth in office. _ ? Th?- Assembly dlni-avied the Brooklyn Char? ter. =-=- The Ban JaantJJ latajsa-natn han adopted the Oeneral I i_a i ! r? > ; ?. 1 law. IiuporUiit U?tiuioiiy in regard to lobby log at Albany wa? taken by the Erie Investigating Committee. _____ Mr-. Armstrong tentifled at the inquest m tbe (_too?1rlch 'murder case. __?- The former Superin to-ndt-nt of Markets has made au important confession. ?-i The Nixon murder nial wa? benrun. ___= Uold, l|T|, Uli, u~ii T?iermonieter, 42-'. S*>, 401?. The iu?iu?-r?t in the Goodnch ca?e made rapid p_tjpsjp| wpalcpaj-Bs-, Then- in little li^ht yet rantlijioii tiie Mibject of the murder, but th?; detail?) of the svay of life and the unhappy re? lations Yvhirh led to the final tragedy are full of si^nitica?K-e and warning. One or two typographical errors made ua repre.??'iit tin- nurvey of the Bpaj Bouh*vard at Waa?BttjBwa- Height? ait a very costly example of 8tr?-t-t ????i iiiiiK- On the contrary, as we ex? plain elsewlifcre, it was uccumplished at very little ciir't for surveys or commissioners' fees ? and will nerve hereafter ?w an example by which to criticise similar labors by other com mitMioners ami survt-yora. The lioard of Public Works in Washington will lie likely to have Bome trouble in giving an aceount of their stewardship. They exhibit much trn-ater facility in ?pending the millions intrusted to them tlian in telling where it has gone. A discMiuraging deficit is now lying open before them, and if the truth is made known about it in hII its details it is not probable that a tuture Conirres-i will show such a lavish generality as the last. The measure for the consolidation of the City of Brooklyn with the County of Kings was yesterday cleverly checked by the adoption of Mr. ?Jacobo's proposition to leave the ques? tion of annexation to the separate decision of tbe town? to I* annexed. This puts the whole Bcheme at the mercy of any one of the five towua in that < ategory, and unless that action ia modified, this essential portion of the Brooklyn Obaru-r may be regarded as de? feated. The coming year ia to see the removal of the Hell Gate obstruction?-}. Science has not only mode failure next to itnpc-Baible, but euabled the skillful engineer, in charge to calculate to p nicety aljaout the very day of final ?uccefts. Gen. Newton baa encountered no many dis Muiageiru-its, and withal hat inanifcattd isiuh patient determination as well a? singular akill, that we ahall all find cauae for personal gratification at hi? triumph, aa well as for municipal rejoicing in the gieat advantage he il rendeiing New-York. There ought not to be such a difference be? tween law and common aenae as to make it INBasibl?: that a Uiiit?:d? ?States Court should gire datnagt-s to claiiaunU against the Gov ernm? nt to the union it of ten timti the value of tit*', j?rof>erf.v ?let?no. ?t for publie use. Yet Uni? te, wiiat up-pi-?!- to have bien doue in .*?!. w Y ?ik iu the ca4l of Uva thimp ?1?? Jtegla, a vessel Acwtd and used b.v Geu. ohti r - ' ' man. The Supreme Conrt has very proper] reversed this decision, and ordered a n?a*~ea, ment of damages on a i^aaonable baaU. A CALAMITY AT SEA. An unexampled c-atastropho is added to ,1 long list of those which form the terror ? the sea. The steamship Atlantic of 0 White ?Star Line, l>oiin?l from Liven*-'-! I New-York, short of coal, lalioring in heavy gale, went ashore, yestertlay mon ing, on the coast of Nova ?Scotia, about thirl miles from Halifax, and is a total wrecl Of the one thousand men, women, an?! cbihlr? on board over s??ven huntlrcd were dr?>wn?>? This is the brief, bald story. The harrowin details-the struggling in ana] sea, the wild BM fusion, cries, and prayers, the bubbling groa and howling gale?these all must lie filled i by the shuddering thought of the reader wt securely sits at home and scans the reeoi which makes so little of a great sum of ho ror. Many of tbeso poor drowned creatur? ?vero immigrant.* bound to the New-Worb The ship was full of them when ahe wei ashore on the rocky coast of Nova Scotii whore many a noble craft has gone to wrec before now. The vessel was short of coa though only on her twelfth day out. Th passage hail most lik**ly been lengthened b tho improvident supply, and at 2 o'clock in th morning, in a gale of wind and rain, stru.u gling under sail, the good ship was hurled o to her fate. People will immediately as! Who is responsible t Inquisition will be madi Tho captain and second and third officers sui vive to tell their tale of heroic endeavor c inefficiency. Now we can only await sorrow fully the full details. This ia the great disaster of the half-cen tury ; not since the British frigate? St. Georg and Defence were wrecked off tho coast t Jutland, in 1811, has any such frightful loss o life been added to the sorrow of tho sea. Ii that wreck 2,000 nun were drowned. Thesinkin, of the Koyal George off Spit head, in 1782, whe Admiral Keinpeiifeldt went down with his GO men, was long celebrated in song and Btor M the great catastrophe by sea for many genera tions. The wrecking of the Koyal Charter, o: the Anglesea coast, in 18?')S,I when 448 live and much treasure were lost, sent a thrill o horror throughout the civilized world. Tha same year, t?>o, tho Pomona was cast away oi Blackwater Bank, and &)?> men were drowned The Austria, burned in mid-ocean th y?ar before, lost 401 .versons. On the Pacific whieh disappeared in 1856, there were IB ppajjlp ; and on the City of Glasgow, neve heard of since 1854, thero were 4-80. Of th? Arctic, we in America havo still sorrowfu recollections; ?300 men, women, and childrei were lost on that ?hip, off the -coast of N? w foundland, in 1854. On tho same drea? line of coaut the Hungarian, with 220 people was cast away in 1866. The sinking of tin Northflcet in tho English Channel, last Janu ary, was the latest great sea disaster until tha which we now record. By the wrcek of tin Northfleet 82.') persons were swept out of th? world; but ?he story ?if the heroism, chivalry and dauntless courage of Knowies and thos? who went down with him, will endure so lonji as men love to talk of bravery in the face ol ?aaaafca All these great sacrifie?** of human life nr< profoundly tragical. Men die in battle, de feuding their country or some pri-cious princi pie; and they count it sweet to sacrifie?- them selves thus. But the sorrow of the sea is th? wail over life, love, and happiness helpless!} swallowed in the unpitying waves. Then are no monuments for those who g< down into the deeps, unknelled and un coffined. These calamities, occurring at sucl short intervals, show us how helpless evei science, skill, and long experience are in tin grasp of the mighty forces which rule tho sea ?Shall we, at least, fail, in tho midst of oui profound sorrow for the lost and for th? bereaved survivors, to gather up whatcvei may remain for guidance to future safety anil security on the terrible seaT DEFRAUDING TBE PEO PER. The Republican partisans in the State Senate, yesterday, lent themselves to tht conspiiacy to deframl the people of thi? city of tbe Reform so hardly won last yeai and the year before. Tho passago of the twenty-seventh section of the Charter an amended completes, as far as the Legislature can do tile work, the scheme which reestab? lishes tbe old Tweed Ring in the disguise of the new Murphy Ring. That the Assembly will confirm this action we havo little doubt. Only Gov. Dix will then stand between tbe King and the city it purposes to misgovern anil to rob. The conspirators and their purposes have so often been pointed out, and the connection between them and the old gang which has been overthrown has been so repeatedly traced, that it would seem an old story. Yet, to show how completely and absolutely the people have been defrauded, it is necessary to recapitulate. Tho section alluded to, which was originally designed to give the Aldermen the appointing power instead of the Mayor, is a greater in? sult to public intelligence as amended than was the original clause. The Mayor has the appointing power, it is true. The Board of Aldermen cannot frustrate his will, and, by delay or refusai to contiim, finally become the appointing power in his stead. But the ?Mayor is restricted in his appointments, ami the leading members of thu new King are ?xcopti-d from removal by him, Ttta-rpP officials are actually designated in the amend?-?! ?laus?'. "The present inciin_ " bents r?so reads the clans??" of the office*. "of the (.'oimsel to the Corporation (K. Dcla " field Smith), President of the Board of Polio? ' (Henry Smith), Commissioner of Public "Works (Oeorge M. Van ?Nort), and President "of the Department ol Public, Parks (Hem y "O. Stebbins) hint 11 continue to hold their r? "sp-edive office?," <Vc. It is not ilillicult |p show that the three, more important officers iianicil aro pa?t und panel >f the old Tweed ', King. Mi. Stebbins is Hie only one ?if the ?x ????iie?l (i)ln-i.ils not ol the Bid Hing. i Pe i hap.? it may be tlioudil thai tlio? Ian guago il too strong iwrt applied to Mr. ft. Pel tii-lil Smith. It is not n whit too poiith Mr. Smith may havo entered Dip old King lu in the t\tkj, but he went in unequivocally ai unhesitatingly, ?ml, a? wikh exponed ut t time, for the very purpose of the conspira now fully developed. Thi? old King Chart gave the Mayor power to appoint corta otllcors for fivo y?*arn. Within a month?\ thiuk, iiid?-ed, that it was within a fortnight of the expiration of their respectivo ten the old Mayor and Corporation Counael e tend into a bargain with certain member? the Custom-house King, of whom Mr. Smi was one, by which ()'(?orinan resigned ai Smith WM appointed in hin place for fi yenm to come. Mr. Smith, now retain?'! thirt new Charter, in the appoint?-?* of Tai many. He hold? otlic?, against the wishes tin? present Mayor, elected by a popular II form vote of citizens irrespective of part Mr. Smith conspired with tho Tainmai officials to thwart tho will of the peoph-, ai no more holds his office with their conn?? lhan O'Cormaii did at the date of hie rcaign lion. Henry Smith, the Pu-sidcnt of the Bot of Police, i? notoriously the frien?! Tw?h?. Not only politically a confe ernte, he waa personally the intimate i Tweed. Y?9> was jointly intereat?-?l with hi in hanking and business afl'airs, which wei awry when the King failed, and have nev been satisfactorily wound up to this da For his conduct in these, matters Tiik Tun im. h is again and airain sharply arraign? him; but the journals and tho party oganizi tion which were, then e?pially outspoken i his condemnation have since fourni reas?) cither to ignore him orto treat him with coi sitlrration. As Smith was the friend, so Van Xort w: the instrument of Tweed. He had no impor anee save in that capacity. He derived Bafl nity and power simply b?!?'ause Tweed? whe forced to resign the Commissiouership of Pul lie Works, dictated th?- sin 'cession in favor ( Van Nort. Mr. Twei:d refused to leave tli office which the pvoplo demanded until th conspiracy to defraud them was coiu]>lete<l l> the a|ipoiiitineiit of Van Nort. The Couimi.* sioner of Public Works thus specially r? tained by the Custom-house Hing (.'harte against the wishes of the people's Mayoi is nothing if not. the creature of the Tamilian King, whose ? hiet dictated his uppoiiitm?ri ?ad compels his coiitinuaiice in ofliee. Ml Stehbins's retention ig of no significance. I his position he is not necessary to the Bucees of the King. The Picsideiit of the Publi Parks has always In en as a tiflh wheel to th coach. Hut it \* absolutely DfCBMBSJ to ha\ in possession of the Treasury a lnemlK-r o tho Hing in full accord with the other: Therefore, Controller Andrew H. <?ie?i always iiroiioiin?-e?l in opiM-aition to Tain many and a sore obstruction to the design of the Custom-house, must be removed. Ho\ is this to be done T A din-ot vot?- of the Sen ate yesterday omilt?-d his name and nflic from the ?xnptcd ones in the clans? abov (-noted. Hy the ?um'iided section the Mayo in to nominate him or some other person fo the position. The Hing Ahlenu? n will cei taiuly reject Mr. Creen; and we iloubt no they will also reject every Iioiicm: nominei Mr. Havemeyer may nain?-. So out goes Mi (intii tor some doubtful successor. Thus the new Charter openly retains tin instruments of the old l.iii'-r. Bad ?luvt -, ?m the most positive op|M>uents of corruption am jobbery. The winde scheme has b?en a sys teinatized conspiracy; how clearly so only thi amended section will indicate to many wh< have followed it le>s constantly ami fliTBfilj than we have been i-ompelled to ?lo. When i is remembered that tho heads of the old Bfalg William M. Two*-.-?!, l'eter H. Swe?ny, an? Hieliaxii II. Connolly, ar<* th?? parlnem wit! Thomas Murphy, the, head of the new King, n real ?-stat4- speculations involving millions Bj dollars, and depending for success on the car rying out of old schemes, the full maimitud? of the con-spiraey can be umlerntood by tin most simple. Do?-s QoT? Dix mean to join this band ol conspirators ? ^^^^^^^^^^^ DO.YT KNOW. Tho testimony in tho Krie investigation leaves us still in the dark on a great many important subjects, but it. has led to some re? markable disclosures of tho system of railway management pursued by one of the great? st of American corporations. The President, the ex-l'resideiit, the ex-Vice-President, the ex Assistant Treasurer, and a number of Direct? ors, ex and actual, have been examined, and it is amazing to lind what a unrulier of things concerning tho business of the road they do not know. One wouhl have supposed that the principal officers of the Company should at least know whether the dividend of a million and a half of dollars declared last February was drawn from tho surplus earnings of tho previous sir mouths, or from the loan negotiated just at that time by Bis choffsb?'iin & Co.; but this, it seems, is precisely what they don't know. President Watson declares that the dividend " was de? clared on the liasis of his statement" of the earnings; and at the same timo he admits that these earnings wero expended in the construction and improvement of the road ; so that tho dividend fnereasetl by just so much tho indebtedness ?if the Company. Mr. John Taylor Johnston, who was a Director when this ?lividend was declared, does not know whether it was earned or not. He voted against it because he was not satisfied that the balance exhibit<-d by the Preaideut's report was a real one, and believed that a dividend could not have been paid without tho money raised in London. Director Diven, on the contrary, voted for the dividend, although ho did not know that it had been earned, whilo ho did know that theie was very little in the treasury. "1 felt a little " doubt," he says, " about crediting so much " to the construction account, as that is a flex " ible account." "This policy iucreases the debt " of the Company." " I have never known a " dividend to be declared on such a basis be " fore." Mr. Justin D. White, Assistant Treas? urer of the Company at the time of the de? claration of a dividend, did not know how the money could have been raised, except from I.oudori, beciiuse tho road was practically bankrupt when Ilischolinlioiin came to its as. sistanoe. Iu other words, the Directors made. a dividend without exactly knowing whether they had any moiiev to make if with, but with a very strong suspicion that tlu-v intint borrow in London before they could pay it. With respect !<? the transactions at Albnnv, the ignorance of eviiybody ciiiiim? te?l with the railroad is hopele.nn. Severn! persons have charged that ?i biUx- ol' Jf'i.OOO api??-?' vi.m p.nd to live s n.itoi.i t,i ?li ir.it i in* Pro Bata I iii_.il bill, anil Mi. I Muli a! one linie could have told who (he live .Senator, were, but, he doei n't know now. Vice Preaideut Archer went to Albany to look after this butine?, b he doea n't know that any money war, spei A resolution was passe?! alhiwiiig ?f*?30,000 flu? New-York Central Railroad for expen dures at Albany in connection with this bi but nolnnly in the Krie Company knows what tl ??ipciMlitiircs were. Mr. Thompson, i-x-Co tndler, paid i2,M0 to tho celebrated lobbyii A. D. Barbour, but he ?loes n't know what f? Mr. White, ex-Assistant Treasurer, paid lar sums to William M. Tweed-us much as SjM.M.n at one time, and other r.<.nsi<h-rable amoun at various p<'riods?but lie d??esn't know wh for. Mr. Van Vechten paid *:n,000 to M Twee?!, hut he do?-s n't know what for. Tl same gentleman pai?! four sums of money Mr, Barbour, but he doesn't know what fr Mr. Van Vechten and Mr. Barbour are bo ??minent members of the Albany lobby, in a tiv?; biisiness, with a long-established ai witlely-exleiitlcd reputation, and both employ? by the Krie Railway Company, but they luv only the vaguest knowloilge ?if each othc From tho books of the Company it, appea that no! only these two gentlemen but ah Mr. Wm. M. Twe?-d have received liberal con pensation for "legal services;" but noboc knows what those servic?;s wen-, where th? WOtt rendered, or when Mr. Twi-ed especial! became a member of the bar. The Committee seem ?to be working with great deal of zeal, system, and int<IIigeuc and dismal as tho prospect now appear? y are not without hopo that th?'y may in tin discover somcbo<ly connected with the Eri Railroad who knows a little about itsaffuiis. A for the five thousand dollar bribes, there ai two gentlemen who probably know all aboi them. If the Committee really mean to thro any light upon this branch of the inquiry, 1( them ??amin? Mr. ?John Dutcher aud reca Mr. Abraham Van Wehten. ME CURTIS'S RESIGNATION. The theory that Mr. George W. Curtis re siinied his position on the Civil Service Boar for tin? rcuson that the reform at which h aiiinil had been n<-cnmplish?'d, seems not to b ?-nit?- corr?'ct. Nor is there any truth in th other theory of his resignation, that it wa purely DB account of ill health. Wo are in binned?with great solemnit;, albeit witl imperfect manners?that he resigned " becaus. " ho regards several important appointment "recently made as a virtual abandonment o "the Civil Service K??form." The authorit; for this statement, we are superfluously as sui??l, "is Nfr. Curtis himself," and it is madi "in pivci-cly Mr. Curtis's own words." "Theri "is nothing in his n-ccnt illness," we are stil further admonished, "that could ufft-ct lus ?le "cisi?n on this subject titfrfiT one way or tin " other, and nothing in his present stato ol "health that l-oui?! interfere with his dutie " on the Civil >??aPT_PP Board If be chose t< " remain there. He resigne?l his position MOI "after the recent F?deral appointments ii " this eity ?imply and ?solely Ix-cause h< " ihought that in making these appointment??) " ami others elm-whi-r?', G?n. (?rant luu " thrown Civil Servie?' overbo.ird, ami tha " his (Mr. Curtis s) usefninesf as a member o! " that c?iiniiii.s;-ioii was at an end. Mr. Cur " tis's friends, while they must all regret th? " necessity of this r?signai iPB just hi? far fortl "as they feel an int'-n-st in Civil Service l?e " fitrin, will justify him for retiring from | " prosition in which, if he remained, he wouli " he lulil responsible for acts which ar? " not!;ling more nor less than a ?ii??r?-?_-ai?! ol "public plctlges and a mockery of ihe pnl?lu " faith.-' '1 hi* puts an enfin-Iy different faee upon th? inattiT. Mr. I 'in tis then has not carried Civi! S. nice Reform through to success. 11? has ??imply al?aiiiloii?-d the undertaking Ikj cause (?en. tirant has " thrown Civil Servie? " overlioard," and Ix-cause he (Mr, Curtis] does not care to be " held rcspoiiHihlt " for acts which are nothing more nor lepj "tliana ?lisn-ganl of public pl??lg?s and a "moikery of the public faith." These arc hanl words to use of one's own ?-afMlithit? within less than a mouth from his inaugura lion. Who is it that thiows Civil Sei \ ice overboard, that disr?<gar?ls public pledges, and mocks the public faith 1 Who but the Presi? dent of Mr. Curtis's own choice?tho mun whom Cforge W. Curtis stood sponsor for before the American people six months ago? and for who.??) ?lection upon thi-so same "public pledges" lie more than almost any other citizen is responsible. We are in? formed that the flippancy of Tiik Tkiiunk's comments upon tho matter is lamenta? ble, and thereupon we are favored with a jcrcmiuil upon " the serious misfortune " that the rresiilent shoubl have yielded " to the importunities of a political "clique?have bo submitted hims?-lf to their " i n tint?n-?- that tho best promise of his ad " ministration should bave been so speedily "and so easily broken." All true eiiongh ami lamentable enough, and it is quite proper for Mr. Curtis and his newspaper apologists to in? dulge in lamentations ov?t it; but it seems proper to remind them that it is their own disappointment and their own folly, not Tiik Tkiulnk's. Tiik Tkiiiu.nk'-j views on this subject were ciub?>di?!<l in warnings some month.-? ago. We made no promises for this Administration?gave no bonds or public pledges for a President who has since ?lisre garded thein ami niockeil tho public faith. Let us remind tlmse gentlemen who complain that we are not impressed with tho gravity of the occasion, that some mouths ago Tiik Tiiim ne gav?t it as a reason for not sup? porting Gen. Grant that he Mould do just the things he has ?loim in this Civil S?-rvico busi? ness. Do we need to remind Mr. G?'ow \V. Cuiiis that for ?listrusting the professions of t,?;n. (?rant he and the journal he editetl pur? sued with misrepresentation an?! caricature such as this ?'?nintry never before was witness to, not only The Tumunk, but every prom? inent opponent of Presid?-nt Gnat. Docs ?Mr. Curtis rcineinher how llippanlly he treated tho opinions of those who thought they had reasunto ?listrust tho President ? Dites he rimiuibir the personal bluckguardisai?do? t-rending even to tho dirty fictions about ' trousers intentionally stufle?! into biMK-legs? with which he beslimcd Mr. Greeley iu the interest of his "Civil Servi?? lh-fomi candi " date," who has now slapped him in the fac?- . Ami it is not improper to say that had not Mr. Curtis given Ixinds for the Prcriidcnt he fore tho last election, Gen. Grant would not have been re?lected, and would have hud no opportunity to disregard his public pledges and mock the public faith. It was upon U| promise more than upon (Ion. Giant's that tho people took Btock iu the proposi-d re? form, i:t,d accept??d the pledges that have now been disregarded. President Grant was re? flet led ii|miii Mr. Cnrti ,'s indorsement ?if hi? canitsliichs and airicctity. A month of hit .?ti'iitl term has not passe?! win ti Mr. Curtis renigim, aud says the I'i t ?.hit nl has abandone,| th?- reform. We r?igret bit disappointment. lias ht anything to regret m reviewing thu conree he pursued toward tho?o who diffim with him lait ?Summer, and wh?Me distn proves now to have lieen reasonable and we founded T _____________ FREE RAILROADS FOR SEW JERSEY Aft?;r a long discussion, which Ix-gan on t first ?lay of tho r-49H?ioii of the N?'W-J?ri Legislature, and ha* been intermittently co tinned up to tho last day save four, as it a preached tho time for adjournment, aft repeated shiftings and battledore and shuttl nick games between the two houses, the O ?ral Kailroad bill has becomo the law of t State, with a surprising unanimity in be branches. Yet this final harmony is not alt gether wonderful. Tlie P<nn?ylvania inter? from tho first regarded as alien and given t cold should? r, aa is the way of Jersey towa the foreigner, relied upon the Fabian poli? contenteil itmlf with <l?-f?-ating sj?-cial cha Urs for directly competing roads, and reli? upon the revengeful spirit of the latter to k off the Cent ral Law. In this lattor they we disappointed. Tho Pennsylvania road fotu itself at laet where the General Law waa tl least of two evils. Ncw-Jeisey, for a generation monopoly-ri den, is bow the first of Kastern States to ena a true and substantial General Law; and fro what we know of attempt? at this sort i legislation in one or two Western States, haajperfected the most reasonable project I lavr in existence. Only one doubt occurs I us, and that wo cannot settle until the coj of the perfected bill has reached us. It is ju possible, for one of the Senate amcndmen ma?le it so, that a provision has been incorp? rated tha* land taken shall not lie by condan nation of the land of existing chartered road Wo believe that this proposition has bee stricken out by tho Assembly. If not, it woul fall under the common law, still regnant i New-Jersey, and the crossing of other rat roads wouhl not be considered a condemn? tion. It would be only an easance, conferrin rights on tho new company, but not depriv ing the old of any original right of way. Tho law as it passed with Quaker-like calm ness on Monday night in the Assembly an on Tuesday ?u the S?mate, in effect authoriz? any thirteen persons, a majority of them res identa of the State, to orgauizo a railroai company. Their articles of agreement shal name the termini of the roail, the countie through which it is to run, and an amount o capital stock of not less than ten thousam dollars for every miie, with the privilege to issui bonds not exceeding the amount of the paid up capital stock. When at least two thousan? ?lollars for every mile of road is subscribe? and ten per cent paid in cash, an affidavit t< that effect and setting forth that it is intende? in good faith to build a road must tie ap pended to the articles of agreement antl file? for r?:cord in the office of the Secretary o State. That liiing constitutes the charter, bu the construction of the road must be begin within six months after the company's organ ?ration, and if the road is not more than fifty miles long a track nhall be ready for use ir two years ; if more than tifly miles, six monih: a?lditi?uial are allowed for every twenty miles The remaining provisions are mainly thost usual to special charters as to ?utry upon lauds, comb niuation, tic. Put there is an im? portant elMM which allows any such ne\? roail to base _f property or to merge and ??onsolidate with any connecting line. Con? necting roads are re?piired t?> transport all good.-, and passengers for each other. Passen? ger tickets are goo?l until um-?1, and the policf of the roads is thoroughly gnarded. Py the ?Kith section it is expressly provided that "mi "franchise heretofore granted to ? ?.instruct a " railroad, or to build or est.ibliah bridge.* " or ferries, or operate any lino ol " travel, and take tolls or fares there " for, shall In-i cut t??r continue to bt "or bo construed to remain exclusive, and '? that no like franchise h'?reafter granted ?haLl " be or be construed to be exclusive, unios ni " such grant heretofore made or hereafter to " be. niaile it be so expressly provide?!." In that clame wo hear the death-knell of mo? nopoly. After all it is not ?singular that N't w-J? rsef should be tin- i'n>t of nionop?dy or combina tion-ridilen States to proclaim fr?edo.n in railroad construction. For almost a genera? tion she has been stigmatiz?-d as the " state "of Caiuden aud Ainboy," and but small chanty has been granted to her apology that the monopoly was a sacred contract, dating back to the infancy of railroads in this country?a contract to be faithfully kept up to the last hour of its legal existen?*e. But ??nee ter? minated, there was a sigh of relief and a stubborn Jersey ?letermination that the stigma should pass away with the contract. We are assured that this valuable forward step was not purchased by money. It was the realiza? tion of an old hope among our neighbors, lu all the vicissitudes ot the billas it wentbaek w?l.r_t- ?9* 4???a?J *?a?^ne.r-j!?U<-,) *? the other, it was 'never amended to its lo?ia. Every change strengthened it, and as it has now finally pass??!, its friends dec?an?, and we are willing to hope that it may be regarded as nearer to perfection than any other measure of its kind in the history of radroad legislation. The special bills still pending peri.th beneath it, though what i? known as tho " Tube Kail " road," a ?louble charter fer tubular trans jMirtation and an ordinary track beside, from the Delaware to the Hudson, lieeanio a law more thau a week ago. Put in all essentials the roads to be built under the General Law have the same franchises and privileges which any special ?-harter could confer. Under it we may expect to s?*e not one alone, but a half dozen or half-score of through lines constructed across the narrow belt of Central New-Jersey, to give outlet to the commerce ot the coiHim-nt which lies beyond the Delaware, and which converges to the shore opposite to N?'W-.oik, as if it were the mouth of a widely-expanded funnel. This desirable result so ?piiekly and so tni expecN'dlv a?-complishe?l is a forcible illu-stra tion of the power o? an independent pies?. Previous to tho session of the Nuw-.U-rse.? Legislate? of 1H7J, the people of tho State had little or no opportunity of learning tlio course ?>f their representatives at Trenton. They Knew that all measures toward relief from raiboad oppression were defeated; but th?*y did not know who wero the men who voted against th'-ni. Last Winter Tiik Tuuii,m; t??t?k up the cause of the people and continued it throughout UlO session alnmst entirely unaided by a single New Jersey news? paper. It begun by fearlessly exposing every act of the l-sgi-datine, giving each day a truthful piolare of tho manner in which business was transacted. Il published then, as it has this Winter, __ ___m P* uiemlier* on rvcry important vote, lili? .imj'loutt has i of diel. Inen tie? most po.vi-t fill iigetiev in I sccuiiiu die present victory, fwt there is uothing cm i upturn to dic.uU an 1 the Yema and Nays, and ?xn>>>tf-,i>*i in this cam was political death ?to every ?t.p. porter of m?mopely. By this means, Tp_ TitrnrrHit stirce??led a year ago in getting ? bill for a competing railroad across the, Uttj^ through the Asm-mbly by a large majority-^ thing which was almost unprec#vlent???i ^ the annals of the State. This WiiiW ? continued the fight. One after another ?11 of the Important newspapers in the Sut*? bar?, fallen ?iit-o lin?', and have given valiant Ait\ 'I In- result has been the vi?tory of ycjterdtr, a vi< t?>ry which has place?! tho Htate ?m ,m measurable distance in advance ?it iu posiUap , of one short year ago. It 11.1*. iumn inxorrectly ?tate^l that Mr. Brat Harta is tu r?il /or Ktirope tin? in?nth. A?t.lnn repon ? 1 ,ildilated ?to alann th? nonierona Lyceums x*Uie% 999 counting nj>?,n the |_MfB-B of hearing his t\**m of tlm G old-?4 u est, we make hast*- to ?pBanaP. il. II? has just retume?! from Canada, where he has In?? ?? tf?, r?v;ipient of kind attentions from the ?b^'iitaHtwi? tho Province whieh will ?i?>?ibtlc?iB .?s suffi? i?t,t ?_, rjottpono for th? pre-sent. the wa.- which was ?? %p^ct?, to follow rortai 11 recent ?xprnitiionsof n.? rt-dilit? trom the Geographical Society, lint, an one of mm Great American Humorist? is due in Great I.nt?n and Mr. Hart?: cannot- (r<>, Mr. Mark I wain win ?a? on the ,37th of May, taking with him the MS. of hu new volume, which will lie puhlished ?<ni?il___?> ously in both worlds. It has rtometimes b?v>ri ir.sktv uatcd that Mr. Clemens is not a good _b_____bbj m**k He authorizes us to contr_?_i< t this in the most at reserved manner. _ ft is B di.itioct.ion of which any publishing in mm in the world may be proud, to tie able to offer such 1 list as ?".Isgood hau at the book trade ?ale to-rnorrow Among them are Longfellow, Hawthorne, Kmeraoa? WLitti?:r, Lowell, iiol?tea, Aicamuz, H,;-*<-1!?., J'syard Taylor, I'arton, Stedman, Hart?-, and H?y. to aas nothing of the foreign list: Lit kens, Tennyaoa Thackeray, Sir Walter Scott, Charlea -tosvde, (.eorp Eliot, ace. _________________________ MUSIC AXD THE DRAMA. UNO. lat-P-al and hi;iiiNrrr?*ry. If the second of the. BfwBPBil taanp] of c-tm. \ certs by the combined Rublnttein and Thomas eats panics wss less Interesting than the first, tt was utrm thelfts.1 a remarkaldo entertainment, and <b-?erv?t tt rank among the memorable concerts of the iv-aaon. II th?. performers were La a highly sympathetic, tod It oii.ritiug hn.od. The character of Bubinstein's p?/'of an we all know, is governed not a little by the temper a the moment. Lait night, ntill flushed It may be win the excitement of his triumph of the night b*f</ta, he war? in one of his most glorious velna. His loterpr??* Hod of BeethoT? n's great E flat enneerto, per h ? ja the greatest and most beautiful cju-iertoaver ?rittet was like a uew revelation, eren to those of us wat boaeted of some familiarity with that oft-played wort If we were asked to name the mont conspicuous merit ?B hi?. partatnBaataj aa ->noul? say tt wa* an extraordui.v) and surprising clearn*??. His conception of the con, certo was delightfully distinct, and he expressed it witt reviliitiou au'l direetiie??. The flnrt movement was hot! reflued, poetic, and brilliant; the ex ?im ?it? aalaga was one of tbe most deJlclO'u things lmaglnai>l? ?- imiaiu that touched tha heart ai?d Ufte-I up the mind ; and the finale gave aa opportunity for the di.iplay of the more superb and fur?' Mo manifestationa of the performer's g??nlu*. It tiii-i one work indeed Bata ??mtr it?-<l _:i I:?r in_t?-in1 moet ?:haracten_tic excellence.! as a player. The ngaal ?UK-eas of the ?perionu anee was attributable ?partly la? tin- excellence of tho orchestra, wliloh untler Mr Tbotnui'-direction gave a refined, correct, spirited an? sympathetic accompaniment Mich as It U seldom lit good fortune of a pianist to enjoy. Liter iu tbe evenla, Mr. l'lit-m?:?-!!! playetl with ext-i?site grace a group at Preludes and Etudes by (Chopin, and for a recall L ?svi trau-'ription of one of the Soiree* muticaUt of 11-urn (Mira la btnnea luna). Mr. Wieniawski was likewise in an especially muaics? mood last ii-.ght. He played Spohr's " ?iesanif. Scene* concerto, a go???! example of the componer'? ?? _?*?, rather lame and over-refined for the taste of the pr?test ? !.?> , but uieliHlious, highly polished, and full of aentl tiMiut. It calls tor very t'-nder expression, a pirt, lur-i-iDus tone, and ?cant?bile style, and in all theae Wiet? lawskt, when lie c_oose* to (je so. is admirable. Tat oroboatia gave the overture to '" Genoveva." and so flat a perfonnauce of Linzt's " Let Preludes "?on? of Um lient truly poetical of all the symphonic poes?a? ?ka? Mr. Thomas was loudly recalled after it. To-day there will be a matiutie b** the same artists an! tomorrow an eve-ting: concert, at which It itmiatoio will play Liszt's concerto in E flat. Thia.it is sail, will bt the last appearance of Rtibinst?-in ard Wieniawski wilt the Thomas orchestra ; tut our readers will ha) inter. ested to learn th.?t the gieat BiaB-M purj??,???? glvm* ?tomo time this month, a series of s?\<n R. rttal?. is which he will present some remarkable prograiuaies, witiit'ut a.?eistau?M? of auy kind. ?QBaUfl KXIIIIIIIMV. A Iar??e or?;.?, built for the K. C. Church of St. Johu the li.1pi1.1t in New-Orleans, ata cost of lu.txn was exhibited yesterday afternoon and evcuimr, al Krbeu's factory in Twenty-third-?t., by a number at prominent organist.? It has J manuals, _| o? late? ol pa?B-B, and tl registers, all rtmuing throtiath, and ?lu tributed as foHows: (iroat organ. 11; swell. 11; ?hoir.lti pedal, ?. There are also 7 mei h.imcil ?.-??uplers, and I remarkaoly eflecttvo combinatiou foot ?x-d.tli. The toas Is rich, brilliant, clear, and vetj* powerful. There ?tt no spe.l.il novelties in tbe sola stops; but the variety u abundant, and some of tbe etr-tpp an- c\ ute ?tn_uif. There are ?i.v lo-feet stop?, four of wh.?.li axe in tB pedal a?aa? THE DKAMA Mit. Kir.? HTKR AT TUB tiUANH t>|-yi;\ BBOPB It h.iri been known for some timi tlmt pri? v?te ?tlffereuues between Mr. Fo? liter, !!.?? >_H_M. ?s?l Mr. W. B. Duncan, the owner, of the 1 ?rattan rne?ier? ?1 it bwl?_to?y >5e_p caUcd?on^.Miri'-? 'i'!i ?t., pra-taanal the opening of that theater, and the inaugurail?n of Mr. Fechter as a New-York manager. Va? Bat ?leiaila of the conttovt-rsy we are not av?ji;.uut.''l. ? ?r i? H lkr?y that they would iuterest tho putilli-. Tin _i>or? in *ea eral, however, will be very glad to Ik?IB that Mr. Feohter's reappearance on the New-Y rk *ug-- wit ?bortly take place. He will not Bptn th<> I.-. ? Bl al least, we believe his s?<paratlou from tli.it ?in. r;>nae is .'niitemplated : but be has received ami a-? rat. d a i?ra posul frotu Mr. Augustin lial.v. t.? ?i?i??r si the ??tau-a Oixura House, hu?1 to produc?. "'flic l'omit of M ?als l'risto." His eitgagemeut will bearli ?n the .?s.n ?f April, mu? we aro inf.Tin, ?1 tint he ? ill g:v, is p<*tfaBB> unces, and receive ll,<?Ju for <??eh. ?? l'ne < aatki Bf M ?un Crist??" ist?? i?.? j?r,?diiei-ii iu paaaaaBtj Bn ? huit m ?hua Mr. Fechter tlesigned to pro luce it ;C t* F?>urt??-nth Si Lycuura. Tlu? success of the euterpri?? ?eeins ?-?irtaws. Mr. Daly ha? acted, in tins businetu?, with iitnisusl wt> don?, aud for the tlrst time ?incn le- i.??iu.I He- 111?* agi-tsent >>f " T'ue tiratul Opera ?l.tn?>?." lu? enieri?r_* assumes digna?, .?i . ii.ir.K-t.-r. ki.?1 inipoi ?tua a* all Ttie i?tit>ji>itti>it ci>ire?i?ou?le uce has p ,-d ;?!?<,ti Br Daly aud Mr. l'e?.il> r. Ni:?? Vobb, M Mt Dbaii MB Fii'inm: I .mi '..int 1.irtlcs* ti. ? whli-ii h i-.,- pre venta" 1 Ihf , 1. ?-. ?: - ' ?? l.\,filin.?' a? W'ttiti, Inve B ill) 1uliiiliiaie.t.aa? Ibat yiMi aave wltadrawn .? .r.?_.-? ? ;.. : from tin ..ni-??* Balista me, uo .?n?- ...ti r.'a-r? t I Bis root? tlt.a l ?!??. i?*t ? have .i tirio l.utll m tin- multlplat-i > "I _,?> 1 t 1. iU?f* mu? Bell?te ?Bal >>?r> ?dUi?u Itii-tU \> !ne!i 1? adtted lo the ll?t ?il meri,i|??..itm _.t?i?aa iiients mi.liaielv Increase? the iprei.il p?H'lie t ?? ich apptVUS, nul Iwe.'iiie? ?tir? etlr beuePi lil t? I? tul lilla It'.l.iiill tlmt l .illUi te i te.i.-t t ,tu 1 ol le BBta tin- opportunity ?>r weleomlag i.<u ?* .1 Uroth? r lu-aat?f UOnattti ?.'tlielhlllg l? III HIV lK???-r 1111,1 [ li.lrrl-ll '? r** .mie it to von. riie paiii,, Bars I ?'?n lii.iknii: furwtr.1 wltb esjrsrasaB for .,e uly flint jo 111?,mi,?, t ?? vtniir.ii ?1 s* N?-? Vnrk ?t.igw, uu.t tu vont ?pl.-urliii pi?...ui lh>?' m ' M'?nti ?'f,?!.>;" alld l util ,-eta 11 tn.i? la,- ,i;e. ?il I ? ttialle ??-????ni \M?ii:.t _*> i-onsi leir.i wti.Olv m? ??lui?'? '?? '* l.ui ahoillil Ik? I0IOS1I ko ?ll.i.ll?l?O.I,t liltllil 111 ,???III. ? t li?-ri?ttata olTl r \i?u the ?ta?:?' "f tli?> ??r.iml ??i?. .? H'US? fer fit.? tait ara >>f th<? Btaaan. I am BVare that, the period I have to oltr d<e? ?a? furttlili ) ou ?itli tlie ?>|?p .ifieiii) for tfie 1 \','ttl'''t ??<*? f.'l ?otir iii.igitllli-etit I'i.O *BiOll ?nu h.tte?-? i, ?taaxpatt; ?tut I beg \ouvill c.?u?i.ti 1 u .11 '_?? ?pirrt? I?.?ve ?tiaiK.-.iti-d it, .?.ut I1.1 uio Hat?? ?our .le.'.at.-ti a* tmnt a? lKi.-_.ibi?'. Very iium-relj votir.s Abtil vr?-? Kttf No. 51 Tim u st.. N. Y , Mu?? l? is. ISTl Di:?k Mr Dli.T' I real!) dont kn.? boa i.? iius? \.<ui kiuu ptoi?u-al, ui. latiiei. 1 ?1111W1 r 11 l?j ?? ? ? pl?M II at oa< e Ytoi hat? taken a friu'htful t??.ul off my lutud ll??l "* trtaklap laitt witu tad ?aubier Aii?oiigh J wa? uulawi 1 tii?l ?u 1 ' - <"?> - it, 1 1 mill lief l?.'.ll Ilk? llelMll of ??I- ?l'P"l .'1.-. 'J "?f 1 krs* Thanks to \?ui I reel itn tu v ?.?il ag_Ju, 'M,.ule ?'rlitl.?'' J?nl Im Pf -'ililill. -s*!?. all ugly III?'!, at?? |t Smmw? \?n|r kei-iii.t. I ? -?-??in MkSni i'l?-??" ?v, r it'll-,'lei t?l\ 1 II II, ?..?It .' . ? . . -.?Ill ?'.?ov. ?a 'he v, Wu.?tb-?U?*-.'ll'y. ?UaV-1 : ?faV?V_n?B