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Advertisements for tin? week's ntsue of Tut Wkkki.y Tribunk mu?t be hand d in io-lkiti. I'rlce 99 j>er Hue. FOUNDED BY HORACE QREELEY. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2G, 1876. THE NEWS THIS MOUSING. Foreign.?Thn Conference at Constantinople haB adjourned until TliurMlay. ? . : Sir Hciiry Elliot, the British Kmliaseador at the Turkish Court, in about to returu lioin??. ??=_ On? hundre?! ami twenty vt^ssels VSSS lt*st by the recent gale on tlie coast of Scotland. Domestic?Gov. Cluunlierliin says he will not issue a proclamation against (?ft). HsiSfti!l>*B k?>v emirient to-day, as bu? been repnrtod. = Baptab? licans in Washington are not alarm??-?! by tin from Florida. '. .. - CoiiB-reshman (?oode's seat will be contested. . :.. A fire and explosion at Oil City, Peun., caused a loss of $200,000. ?? A cry of "flight" was taken for "fire," while Kate Chixto.) was playmf* in "The Two Orphans," at Wai-himr tou; aev? ral fSKSOSS were iujured in the panic which ensued. Citt and Subi'rban.?Christmaa wa? celobratt-M in the usual manner in churches ami institut inns. and the day was remarkably freo from crime. A gas expl'ision in the American Exchange Hank shattered 1(h) plate-glass windows and injnui oil? man. __? Ihe Manhattan Club is in ditli? u.;i? ?, and will probably be reorganized soon. The Wkathkk.?Tim TsUBOsTB*! local ebsetra tiona itidiiate possible snowfall. Thenuomctt i yes? terday 21?, 25 ?>. 243. Tha "Visiting D?mocratie St-itestnon" liavt be?n shalibUy BrSSSSd, Not only wen* tiny not c.'iljeii into confeifiicp, but tliey wert* al lowed to dine ?slsswbstrs. We umlcrstuutl now M wi sever understootl before, the cold and cumiing selfiHhnewi of (iov. Tildeii's chunicter. It is stated on good authority that he ate the whole turkey him.s?*lf. The recall of Sir Henry Elliot from Con? stantinople is now investid with gresl signili cauce. It may imply that the British Gorern ment in ikpsssd to abandon its ])io-'J'iiikisli policy and make a "new departure." In any case his return is a triumph tor psUic opin i<- in England, where the stubborn old diplomatist haa been tried by the Liberal prcas and pronounced guilty of inhumanity and incapacity. _ Taking into account tho delay which ha* oc.'tirred in wcunng the convwtiou of the Mui.ijali Lela ami his six accomplit ? s m the Biu:?)er of Mr. lurch, it in good policy lor the British authorities to c-iiiteiuplate eommating the M-iitence of ?!? .ith pronoiineed BSJSrBSl llnin. Among Orientals j?dicc must In* diaip and decisive to lu* eil'cctive. Eela's execution would Bow be more likdy to provoke lcseuttn, nl than to inspire respect for the laws. New-York merchant? who have grown indif? ferent to the welfare of the caiiil? may Icirn some suggestive facts from an article on ?he grain trmle printed on aimthcr page. They may learn that while the canal m;;s?i?) ?iM pam-ed ha? l?ecn flit* moat unprolitabie on r?*coi?l, lx-.cati.sje of the low rates of the railroads, trunsportntion by canal lias never cost so little. It may well be a quest iOS with th;*m *_sthst aomethiiig should not b?' d >in* feo *!ivh "a ''channel that has dcviom.trate?! its ability (o " do business so cheaj)ly." Meteorology is raiiidly taking a high , smoug the scictncH. The iiisfnictions of Un? Navy Department, issigMd to ontain ISeolds of the weather iijioii vessels-of-war, will doubtless Ik* the mcai's i.i adding laig.lv to the data from which a kaowlsdgS 9? _s nieleoixdogy el th?? globe is to 1h? otrtMiied. ObservutioiiK of a similar f?siBllw ?ouhi be niatie with good ei?id on our n.preJiaiii \ Snd the use that, ?an be mr.de of su. h feo?.ils trau long a.go c.vemplilied in the. SOmpUstiOBS ?sud reseaiches ai Lient. Maury. Christmas came BSSfSt to the heavenly prom? ise than it has done in ii*?*?iit ye.u.. East jmmt blootlshed ?nd crime broke both clause? of the _oI;l. n rule of the day, bn.t yesterday Ihere seemed to lie mi unusiial fuedoin from kiic'i riolence a* hsi marked former BttB?TCT?rios. Both the solemn and the sts-ial obtu-rvanee.s of the day were fully u -,,???-t?-d. The churches were filled early and late, and great numbers of the poor und helpless, and t; ven the prison sra, were treated to a Christmas dinner. In a?ore n'ooem than one, to tfcSBS piojile, Christ BBS doi'sn't comt every day. The letters of President Orton, print?*?l die where, furnish fmdi pi?oof of the tMSSMs spirit in which the Westeni Union Telegraph CoBipsnjf meet? the demand of tho House of Representatives. This is a contest in ' every citizen who use? the telegraph o post-office is vitally interested, for if th vacy of the one is invaded the sanctity o other may be violated. Every citizen would not see another added to the 1 crime? committed against the people ii name of the people, should throw his ence against the wicked attempt of their guuh'd representatives to destroy a v? right for the sake of a temporary pai purpose. if explosions must occur, it is decidedly ter to have thorn happen as that of vest? did, when few people are near. There ai daylight hours, except on Sundays and days, when such a crash could take plac the corner of Broadway and Cedar-st. wit involving loss of life. An ?-xplosion of gi a crowded street in Boston* a few years cost several lives. In the present case t is the usual history of gas explosions: person who perceived the. smell of earn gas struck a light with the intent to ?nv gate. The rest fallowed as a matter of coi W? presume that similar accidents trill limn? to take place until people are gen?*i convinced of the danger of taking a ligl examine a gas leak. In dealing with the Turks, the Russians disposed to tivat. them very much M w? Indians not taxed. We listen to their as anees of regStd for the Qrest Father .it Wi ltigton, and rejoice when thSJ allow BS to ! vide them with food and blankets. Bat at ?MM time we garrison troops am Iheni, and try, unsuccessfully eno sometimes, to make them feel that res anee would be steadily repressed, like manner Russia pays due respect to Turkish proudsssof reform? bul insists ths foreign force shall see them 6S~tied into el' in Bolgsris, where the civil government signally failed to restore confidence ?ritong I'hiislian population. When it is con.-idc that th? Turks have BCtod full as trench oti.slv ?is our own savages often do, the Cz; proposal must he deemed reasonable. Amid the legislative turmoil of a dispa Pn aidency ttie peaceful projects of inter tional exhibitions get little attention, lmt, a letter ?on another page shows, the h_ps which I'ongiiss must give to the work pi? ]i ration for the exhibition ?it Paris can safely be long delayed. By the lirst of V next the assignment of space to evl.il.it will begin, and the sanetion of tin* (?ove ment, to Le effective, must l>?*. liad at this s sion of Congress or nev?*r. It is not BSSSSS to mnltilily words to pi ove the advantaires an adcijuatii representation of American indi trie! in the most brilliant capital in the woi The display made at Philadelphia lias sont over the earth n new and amazed report of I resources and pitnicsBJTtinras of thishnu new country; an exhibit at PsiM M eoinp heusive, though it must seeeassrflj be : mare ?oompsct, will lei hundreds of ?tbousai ?ee tic truth of what they have heard. The Hon. John L. Steven*?, bite Minis] Reaident at .Montevi?'????, makes an iiiteresli eontiibutioii elsewhere to the ?lsi-us-ion inn (ltiH'c to the etstalilisltnient ol steamer lin between this countrv and I'io .lam no. .N Btovens reproduces au olli? ial 1?-tt? i wiiti more than four years ago to the Scendary Slate, in which he gave a striking picture ll.e dispro]'ortion between the am-mBBM eoniinunicatioii employed r?*sp< ttiv? ly hy t United States and KurojM) with the esflto ?oast of Smith America. All that he sai?l th. of the r?*s<)iirces of this prolific country ai the poverty of our m:ichin?*ry of eoniinei with it, is nue und more than true to-da but tin- hpecitl purpose of Mi. Stcvrns's letl i to sungeel that th?* proposed lux* of st?-ai ere shall m;ik<* Kio Janeiro ?>nlv a stoppt? plac? and not the terminus of its *toute. TL should h? fixed at I'ucnos Ay res, Mr. BtftVM thinks, with Montevideo as another stutio ID OSS blS own words, " If the link is su] "plied In!wct-ii RlO de Janeiro and the tv "gr??at ? (.iiiuiticial porte (n the l?io de " 1'lata, we should hav?* a complete chain i "organized steam transport of 8,000 mil? "from New-York far up Assurer Paraguay and would "break tin ?ugh the wall whii "shuts our people from the commerce i M 3,000,000 of people.*1 A CIVIL BNBV1CS EXPOEM TEXT. Congieaamsa Hewitt's sspremeditsted atlac on the New-York Post-Office ? tot wliich 1 seems to liave been no more Responsible tha the pro l'aM man who had lost his front tcet was for ?the "cuss words" which he Rai would drop out in spite of him whenever h opened hi.? inoinh?has had at least one got. ellocl of which Postmaster James eerlainl cannot oomplsin, It has directed public altcnlio i?, the aditairable management of the sAee am tailed oui bom friends and opponents sue expressif*?s of eoo?denes in the Postmaster s thai olli.?! may well led Very proud of. An they ?ue expressions of coiiiidencc not only i his l?' rsonal honor and Integrity? hu in Ins business capacity and faithful B6BS and bis devotion to the duties of th oflicc. It is not so strange that a pubHe oflic should reeeive tostirsonlals to bis persona honedy, but il is tare _ th?'se times that | (jjoveriimtnt ollieer Inings to his post sucl eoiiM'it ?itio'is inilti.stiy and diligence, togsthc witii administrative aliility, that his own |ie.r SOnal eharsetor and his reputation with tin public arc a .siilVicient answer to any imputa ?ion upon the ''.induct <>f hi? subordinates ?> their management of the .details o! businsSS 1( is a fact in the high-st BBSSS complimentu\ to ro-?lit):ist<*r .hunts that men of all partie* who know his business hahits and the elose* of bis personal supervision of the affair. of his oilier ?ne so ready to beUoTI not only th tt, be would eonsenl to nothing wrong hinisi If, but that he is so sflelsni ami faithful in his ?lidies as the head of ths ?>IHee that it is not probable wrong could be don? by any of his subot*dinstoi without his knowl? edge. It is testimony tt? somMhuig more than mere passive personal hone?!y; it i.? a tribute to his industry, bis intelligi ih-i-. Ma diligence and faitli?ulut-ss: in a word, to bis fitness. Bo far at h ;t.?t Mi. Hewitt's slip of the tongue, whii-h was ?it first con ?trued BS B ietl".lii)ii upon the management of th?* N.w I Yi.tk olli.?', -anti oonssqusstly buss the l\.st ui.istt r, luis 1.? en lo ?he udviiita-e ol ?'i latter m ?establishing out ?d the mouths?nf si my witnesses bis title to the sbnolule eonfldence of the publie which he s rv.-s. But it OUghi to ?OS in.?re. It onglr und p?-r fasps would at any itiic. time dir-ct puhUs ut leulioii iiiid the alt ntion of CouglVM to son.?? of the obvious hluttders in our civil servie. syst'-m, ati?l to the need of something besides caninaigi! talk and partisan piofessioiifl of re? form. In this cas?* Mr. Hewitt, making as am? pie anlends as possible for the nppment injus tit-?* of his bast** itsssrir. has ROW o far as to may he should urge the retention of Postmaster James under whatever Administration should c?nie into power. And he was doubtless per? fectly honest in tlie statement But even Mr. Hewitt has been lou? enough in irolitica, and has seen enough of the greed of politician??, to know that all his urgency w ?Id be iueflbctual to retain a Kepti' postmaster umler a Democratic -_b i tration. Thorough, sweeping change I M I offices, a complet? overturn in all bran?'! i ? ?1 the public service: this is the unwritten i.tr. of parties inexorably enforced with the advent of a ncAv party to power. No excellence of character nor any merit of ntlmiiiistr.itu-n can stand in the way of it. Hail Mr. Tilden I ecu elected President, Postmaster Jame.? would have had no more chain-? of lieing retained in office than would any member of President Grant's Cabinet Not lx'cause Mr. Tilden or any of his party would have any doubts of his ability, integrity, and fitness, nor because there would lie the slightest hope of getting a lutter Of so gond an olliccr in his place, but simply because soinehotly?a grrat many stum-bodies, indeed?who supported Ml. Tilden wanted tin- pla?. The President p;iys soineliotly for his vote and iiitlucnei? out of the pulilic treasiiiv : that is the long ami short of it. And the poor Public has to stund by and see a faithful oliiccr dismissed for no eraee whatever, and its burinee- placed in the hands of soiiu? puli?ciati without kuowleilge or ??xpt rience, and "perhaps without honesty or intelligence, simply because that is the way We whip the devil of bribery roiiml the stump und ?any on the BtBBMmble tinfli?*. in otlicea. ('?dl it by whiit name you please, that is the rcnl meaning of it. It is a tyotem ol ollhe buter, ? " .s'.v,ip|iiiig'' of a great lot of smaller olliees for one large une. And then the chantres h-wimr liccii made, then is no iiiduci'tiit'iit to the new appointe?-s to devote themselves to the inbn-sts of th?-ir employ? is, the public, to make theUBOelveO familiar with their duties, Off to exert them? selves tu have ill?* work of the (?ovt ruinent done faithfully or economically. It is but for lour years, each one thinks, and in thai time he will have as much as he ?an do to provide himself ? coinpi ti-nce so ti'al he will not, wh?-n his turn conies to Im? OUStod, be thioivi ujHtn the c??i?l ehurities of the world. Bo mu-t take care of himself, und he proi et ils tu do it at. UM public expense. Po,I master .lames is one of a very tew men win?, upon receiving a (loveinm? nt appointment, m?t hiiiistlf at WOffc at one?? to conduct tin: boB-MBS iiitiusti ?1 to him with as niii'h in dii.iiy and energy and BOOS? O? personal re? sponsibility ?is thongb he wi re etfguged in his own ?ndiviilual ai?air-?. The nsuli is tin- pub lic has been well servi ?1 and the office nd tnirahly ?'??mliK-t> tl, an?l by eoiiinion OODOBBl he II to-day the 111 ? ?.-st ciimjiet? nf man in the lily for the p???ition In- holds. And all this goes fof nothing so SOOfl as u ili.ilife?? in the party in power, or perhaps on]) in the Ad? iiiinistiation, takes place. Could anything be ?MfC absind, more vicious aial denioial./. ing than this system ?>f oms whereby we apportion oflkea, matted of employing conijM tent mi n t<? attend t<? public busiin MS 1 The Public is a patient ass, but perhaps it v. ill BOBM tune wake up to the importan?*?? of -Bring its work dono ob something like bast? Baal piiiit ?pies. An?l then WO shall have a longer tenure <>f Bppointmeota in the civil ser vire, i/i? at? c indu? iineiits otb red t<? men in (?iiviiinii nt < m pi ? ?> to ilo good work an?l earn promotion, ami Bometbing a little differ? ?ni from the urn tit.linty in ollicial life which now leaves the country at the mercy of Inzi iii-..-, iiMoinpiti inv, and disbooeoty. THE PRFSID.NT AND THF REPORTER. All political raters in these H bibs timl it convenient to aihlnss the public once in a while without the li'-tl.iiiit of otlieial forin?. The British Praniei bees his Blind in a j unity spcich after dinner. The I'zar Of all I'le Pussias speaks to a deputation of loyal sibjiits in language thai eoul?l hanllv be t inploycd in n State paper. The l'??p? talks to a crowd of kneeling pilirriins with the cer? tainly that his wiirds will In? ltptutpl iu the furthest urn-era nf the *? i\ il?.'? ?l world. Prinee 1'ismaick throws out snggeottone below the Reit'bstBg with that curious fiaiikni?s which h? was the. fust to imp, it to ?liploiunc.? ; ami ne doubt not that the King of (???homey has MUM ni?.it- Mili.ilactoi-y device than the set p.luvei tor explaining the loial iioliev tu his people. The President of the United Slates ?ci ni- to be following UM fashion. lie has hail much to any whicb eonld not '?<? jmi foto the fora ??f n Henenge t?? ?Congteeo? He is not a dinner-table orator, ami his experlenes with deputations lias not been altogether com fort - uliie. He aho?ee therefore ne bit medium <?f eoniiniinicatioii a lepiutei of the A -ociattd Press. Kveiy lew days that faithful sei vaut if ova ?ranee away from the White Hoooewith tbe light of inspiration shining all ov? r him, am! I? legrnphi to the puss of the country an ex? planation of th? President*- pnrposee. A tent ago these nnoAdal ami Indired deelnintioM would have had a si rions politfenl mi aniiitr. Tn-ilnv, when the pai lliei-Lip bel w??i n I.? n. Crian, and the 'lb-publican ???.'am/at ion is at an end, their value Is personal ia!her than political. It is intonating nnd sewetiniee im portnnt to know what our Chief Magistrate tliiiiks of public ?'flairs; but his puTfKMM no longer guide or materially Influence the policy ol the itepnblic in party, As an ?lliiistr,.li?iii of character the talk re? ported in ? .in- column-, yeett'hlnj was rirtataly well worth reading. Gfon, Qrani has been dis tinguished by ? oarrow and often peirerse BnderstBndingof i.i-* ? 1111 v. hut at the same time by a stubborn residntion tod?? what be Judged hie duty t?. be, if do. also to iwetuni u ? per? sonal aflVont any ciitieisin upon his judgment. lii- tenacity nf purpose is tlavond with ?i ?omewhal hot tenpernnd bkeoldier-like reepi ?t for duty is itrengthi und by gri at natural nbati? | liny, lak? niaiiv other nun inoreovt t of what is called plain mind, be rca?-hcs eoaeluaioM ipii? kly,?jumps ai a result whil?- intellects t?f a hi. h.r order a;? babtoaing srgutneats. lie is often r'liiiii, but like many pemoM who ehaaee upon the trae emme in diflrnlt times, he is li^'ht wiihniit siilliciint lenson. Nothing could be bettet, for rumplet than his dctciinitiation to "meogn-M whoever shntild "be tlichiittl hi? anfooasoff in but boom would imagine from reading tho neenwni ?>f the inter vie?v thai In- foresaw the possibility of any comp.teutons arising in the count of the v?-te wbicb would ?tire him ? moment*. embarrMn m i. ?'??> t. o, i.i ?p.-ikillli of the ibuine leso luiioii of inqniry rtepeeting the modiag of tro ?Pi t?> tin Bowthi he ju?titi?'?| his aclioii , mi 'he L'liminl that the troops were to be iiha-iI ' in th? rUppoif of tiii- Stufe (?ovt riiiiunts ; but ' be ?-.i-rued, ol piiliapa we shouhl say he hinted ' an ;il?-Uiiiei)f, tii.U it coiilil not be wroiii; to Hint.i;ii the ?sniitlii'in Stale tioveiiinu'iilft by tho federal UM became in IHUh the liemocrats ; lioitii! al? d for Vien>PN-Nkmt ? iti.m who hiul illy??] lli.il lit?se .slale (it.v. i nun ?its should be i ovviturned .by the Federal ami.?. It is not good logic ; but if we ?could reconcile ourselves to the spectacle of a President of the (fatted ?States disputing like s campaign partisan we should call it a good point. LOOEING AT THF, DARK SIDE. Mr. David Dudley Field is still in the "dnle "ful dumps," and has printed a second article .n The International Review which is more melaucholy than the other one. He lias now come ?to the lamentable conclusion that ours is " the most depraved and least responsible ?'newspaper press in all the world." We are "overwhelmed with d??bt." The public service is "inefficient and disordered." Legislatures are " venal." The paper money is " depre? ciated." "Fifteen years ago." groans Mr. Field, " wo were advancing with the stride of "a giant to the dominion of the seas; to-ilay "the triilent is in other hands." The patron? age of the Government has been " perverted " from public to private ends." There are "special charters" aul "monnpolms," and "subsidies to corporations,** and "gifts to "private institutions." Oflices are "too many " in number," and " too many are unworthily "bestowed." Moreover, there are "open and "flagrant btcaehes of trust in those who are "clothed with the administration of public "property." "The corruption of American "politico" bids fair to destroy the American Republic. We are hi a v<*ry bad way. All this is by no means pretty reading for the pleasant Christmas season, ai.d we an* almost a iraid to reckon the number of dinners which the forebodings of Mr. Fi?*ld have spoiled. It is true that after his dreadful diae iiosis of the disease, Mr. field is kind enough to prescribe a remedy. We aie to recover by not doing so any mow. And it is perfectly plain that if we grant no more subsidies to pi i vate corporations, permit no legislation which has for its object "the pecuniary profit "of any class or person ;" if we abolish all oflices which are " not necessary to the public "servies}" if we sapotel t?> pises only those who arc fitted for it, we shall b<> safe and sound. This is as inu-h as to say that if we abandon all the unih?irablc things of whh h Mr. Field complains, there will be no OOBS sion to complain of them any mor?*, Q. K. I). We shall e\p?nd no lime and no ink in con? troverting a position so entirely nnssssilshlf And when Ir. Field adds that we " niiist eii " lighten th" voter and arouse ids cotiM-icncc," we are lost _ wonder at the almost supcr natural clearheadedness ? this vigorous writer. If we are virtuous we certainly shall not be vicious, and if w?* are wise we shall not niak?' political asses of ourselves. All that go?'S with'uit saying j but ?lili we bis gratified to lind Mr. Field saying it, bcfBUBC if be did not have some BSBUrteg consolation of this kind, he would lie ina situation in comparison with which thai of the much suffering Job was a jolly one. In tlie depth of his grief, in the lou???OSS of his lamentations, in the prolusion and ssltMSS of his tears and in the abandonment of his despair (if in nothing els?) Mr. David Dudley Field rewinds us of Mr. Edmund Burks during the French Itevolii'ion. We bave a suspicion that Mr. Field has no real faith in his own prasrriptione, and baldly bslisvsa that the pu? iii*nt will tabs bis medicines. DpOH this jxiint it in no mon than an act of Christian and ot CbnstaMi ?charity to r?assure him. Qnless ttie Amei nan psopls have the ?outage and the bauest* to carry out Mr. Field's plan of reform. there is little SSS m his propounding it ; if they ar?* ?o endowed. tu i ire in no n?'?*<l of his exhortations? and the I'Mini which hs occupies is 1h$ fatBraafioaoi ?ighl wall have Imm-ii i?*s?ived for BSSJSthlug of mole value. We have the painful pleSSUIS ?if BCraetug with Mr. Fi? hi in his opinion that IBSttBH IN not as tiny should be. At tin* SSSBS time we nun iiiImt oth? r ships of M its than our own whnh bava encoiiiiteied -toims ???iit?- as furious and quits as dssgersws, and which have wtatheied llieiu. I he truih which hi*>toiy t? ?ich'"?, if it teaches suything, is that for every people, a? for ?-very man whose Ufa is to amount to anything, there mutt be gales as will iv? c?lins, dangers us well as securities, trials as will SB triumphs, We ar. ps***lhn through a crisis whit h croakers may OOUsidl r just us fearful as th??y please, Init we are not by any nu-ans ths tirsi psopls so Hied; and it we ?ire not wrecked we Shall n??t Is* the lirst people to BSCape such calamity. Maudlin COBS* plait.t, wild shrieks of ternir, low spirited predictions, elegies, monodies, epitaphs-tlu-se ?lie not Vih.it just BOS) we nei*d. A Inive and manly courage, an abiding coofldenoe in the naiional resources) a patriotic dtvotion ready for ?my BBCriflcs, boMBty, honor, COUacienoi ? these ?uily ?an save SB, and w?* heartily believe that they will. If Mr. Field liad faith in the popular hea'l, and intellect large enough to justify an appeal to them, his nitural IsagUSgC wou.'il Ik* that of elieeriul bops. The (?overnim nt will Im* maintain? d?for what is theic to lake its placel Certainly we shall nol teh-iate an nchv - we are loo thor? oughly of the Anglo-Saxon strain for that? ?Surely we shall not submit to a ?lictatorsiiip? ail the instincts and traditions of the country UOUld l-e agil'ist it. The people, 11 fill habit and u convict ion of its merits, approve Just that form of government?a combination of the Kxeeiitive and the BspwSSntsHvs which the ('?Institution establishes, l'hase Qod, that is precisely the f?min of government which an honed, Intelligent, and Wall-educated constitu? ency will be able lo preserve. Nobody need fear that when the time comes for action the people will not act, and nobody need appre? hend thai they will act unwisely. At present thSIS is no oc?.(sion lor vigorous JeiMOIHtlB ti?>n, but should the time arrive for that, it will not be wanting, if the men who manage affairs at Washington suppose that they are ?ot watch?d, they are miserably mistaken; if they think that there is not a peaceful and ?egal way of getting rid of them, tiny do not know the alphabet of their DUSteseS] and if any body hueles thai this Republic is on the road to ruin, he has not wisely estimated the powst and (he virlue of the millions which com? pose it. _______________ THE SIDEWALK MERCHANTS. Wal?-st. has no longer a monopoly, of out of-door business. Th?' hard times have evi? dently driven manJ out of other employment to the peddling of sundries on the Street ; and the vocifi roils eagfrnOSI with Which they olfer their wares proves conclusively how anxious they are to sell them, it is a fact, however, which purchusc.s tempte?! by insignificant piten soon lind out, that few articles which are or have ever lx-en of the first ?pmlify fmd their way to these extemporized shops. Then, too, there is much less variety in the assort? ments than one would suppose. Sometimes one arti?;le dominates the market ; Bometioiea another ; but theie is si ways one which is in many hands. Now it is a particular kiud of child's rattle ; this week it ha? been a large silk handkerchief, said most loudly to ho imported from England, und suitable in sharp weather for a wrap. In ?some parts of Broadway this week, ?book venders hsve made their appearance, each with half a dozen vol? umes under his arm, none of th?m of a kind to enrapture the money out of a collector's poek?-t. Toys, this year, appear to run main? ly to acrobats, and tumblers; the warranted Ku.tsia-leatlier pocket-books are very numer? ous; the loug-establistif d dealer in Spitz pup pie., one under each ami, will bo found at his accustomed corner, with a collar and chain man in convenient ueighliorhood. The per ambulatory tobacc??nist, whose whole stock consist? of a dozen Connecticut * cigars, is a? noisy as if he had cargoes of the wend at his command; the fruit dealers are sacrificing their perishable commodities as they did in July; butr tho flower merchants have mostly been driven within doors by the cold. In their place there is a gr<*at splendor of cheap jewelry, and heaps of toy-books which have ousted soberer volumes from the stalls, to the great annoyance of veteran buyers. It must be admitted that the volubility of these chapmen and chapwomen in sometimes a little annoying, but we ought uot t? be im? patient at an importunity which shows how anxious they are to make an honest living. There is nothing of idleness nor of vagabond? age in this street -selling, and it is much nobler at the worst than out-and-out begging. You get something for your money, ev?-n if you do n??t get much. Nor are ?he profits dishonestly cnoiiiMvtts. These articles, culled from job lots of unsalable stock, if they are bought arv also sold for a trifle. Mori-over, a man who iu all weathers stands upon the comer and bawls" at the top of his voice all ?lay does do a day's work, and ought not to be grudged his day's wages. The presumption is that he is as hon? est as the exigencies ?if the times will admit. He might easily have fallen into worse ways; he might have betaken himself to picking pickets, to playing a hand-organ, or to games of "coiilideiice." He might have gone about with a paper setting forth the misfortunes of himself and the miseries of his family. He might have pretended to be lame or blind. He might simply have done nothing at all, crunching only the crust and gnawing only the bones of charity. Instead of this he In-gs you lo buy a bandana or a banana. This is lamest, at bust. These business operations which we have Ix'i-n describing are not large; tlitre aie no millions in them ; y?'t the str?-?t vernier, too, may come to un insolvency comparatively as graut as that of a gnat banker with a thou? sand ?ittlitors ami ten nurigaeee. UN us wish him the good link whicn he so much iiei'ds iu this holiday seas??:?, ami buy of him if perehnace he has anything to sell which we can tutu to any BOMfble HUB. BUUM things he vends about which there can l?e no cheating* ami,the ehuaeenaiu that he doeenot hurt reg? ular in-?l<>A?r trade much moto than be helps it. What he disp<?sfs of he must first buy of somebody. All retailing implies wlioh-uling, ami the smallest article was once part of an invoice. ___ THF. STOBT OF THF. BABOU8REA. The Russian js'isants have a curious tradi? tion which may Ih- new t<? some of our M 'til? ers, it is that an obi woman, the Buhmmhku. was at \sork in liar house when the W?M men from th?? Hast passed on their wsj to find the Christ-child. "('inn?; with us," they said. " We hate wen His Star in the F.ast, and go " t?i worship Him." "I will ?nine, but not " mm," she answered? " I have my hmme to " s?'t in order ; when that is done, 1 will fol* " low ?and had Him." But when her work was thin?', the time kings had passed on their way across ihe de?, it, and the Star shone no more in the darkened heavens. She in vet saw the Christ-child, but she is living and searchinii for Him still. For His sak?' si?** takes ??ire of all little children. It is she who, in Russian ami lialim houses, is believed t?> till the st ?ek ings ?mil dres* the tr?-e on t'hristtnas morning. Th?* childri'ii are wakeiie?! by the cry of "Behold the Babo_ahhaP* and spring up, boning to see her before she vanishes ??ut of the window. She fancii's, the tradition goes, that iu t ach poor little one whom she warms ami beds ?he may timl the Christ-child whom she neglected ages ago, but is ?loomed to eter? nal di:-appoint meut. We shall all timl the old faille fanciful and touching perhuna, ami no dismiss it. The fact is, we arc apt, this Cliii-timts week, to think also of the whole story of the Star ami the Child in the stable as fa fanciful touching legend, which may hajie actual meaning to some of our ui-ighhors, hut which B-fc-Ot*. us cliiclly through the service it has lx-?-n to art ami literature, and through certain genial, poetic, popular observances?church music, Christinas, and the like. Life is too short and full of hard work anil business lor us to sift out the actual meaning of thOM long-ago o?'<-ui-rences. We nr?' apt to pay them a certain outward ?lcfcr eiM'c, ami even iu softer moments a grateful emotional icspnt, ?t little ?Ueper probably than We give to the creations of Shakespeare or any great master who has cheered or helped ii-?, an immortal thought. The bill due to-mor? row, the btjajaf schooling, th?? imw library fur niiiiie, the money with which we pay eooh or '?'loccr?these an- the realities of lif?>; but that ..hiilowy st;tr, that benign Preeen-e which an tered the world ages ago, belong to th?1 realm of fervid beling, which we may touch on an on ?isiiinal Sunday morning, wh?n the music is tine, or may never touch at all. What act mil place, for instance, has this dim Mitrad story in the life of liotts, who went about y?'fit?-rday with a haggard face won? dering how, uow that cottons an? down, he is ever to pull his son through college or marry off the girls pr??p?rly ; or in the lives of his sham beioiigi'd wife, struggling to keep up appear? ances, or his tinical, Highly daughters! Christ? mas only meant to them the b??re of calls from poor relations and demands for public charities which fashion loNM them to give. Yet there is not a man or woman living to-day to whom, as t?? the woman in the story, the cry has not come, at b'iist once in their lives, "The Christ " is found. Come with us and worship Him." The llalsiushka looking out saw the light of a miraculous Star streaming across tho desert, and kings on their way to Him bearing royal gifts. We ?ill fancy that if such mighty mar? vels lia?! ever told us of Him wo should not have waiN-d, as she di?l, to finish our day work liefere setting out to find Him. Tho call has come to our doors in different waya and times, not always in semious or praise. Hotts has been a regular church? goer all his life, and never heard the Heavenly Voice as he sat in his pew. But the day when his old mother died, and he sat holding her ??old hand and looking into her pleading eyes, the Savior \?fhom she had served so long was very near to him. The poor worldly wretch felt that ?he might have been a manlier man with an agony of remorse, and was almost persuaded to be a Christian. Iiut he waited to lini-h his Soring trades in his own way. When his wife sits at night wait?ur for her i drunken boy to come hodie, sha wonden feebly if there is any Helper who lovtvl Hfc own mother and can hear every rootlier's prayer. Hut she tries to mnnnge the lad by shrewd finesse, which she understand i. Et.***. that unable pink and white creature, her daughter, feels at times that there is a som^ thinjr in this world outside of fashion and Hir. tatiou which, if it were hers, would make* lum a living, true woman, instead of a sham. There is not a word or a circumstance that comes to any of us which shows ut? that out lives are mean, or false, or paltry, which i? not directly sent to bring us to that Savior born into the world, to find from Bin ths secret of trim manliness. There is not a ?tory of political corruption, or fraud, or tyranny which docs n?it point us to the birth of that Man, the influenceI of whose life spread tbrosgb the world honesty, liberty, aud cducitioa. The birth in the stable will seem less like a beautiful legend when we remember that to J?*sus the world owes whatever respect is nald anywhere to the rights of the poor, the chastity of women, the brotherly servies due from man to man. It is worth while for each of us to remcnihcr when the cry came to us, as to the Balmushka, to go out and find iiiui, and what work it was that we chose for a companion instead of this Lord of Life. If we have shut ourselves all our lives into our drudgery, however, it is not too late for us to leave it; to bring our lives to high? levels of honor, friendliness, ?levotion. The quickest way to touch his hand at this especial BBSSeU is to find the children, the hungry, cold, helpless babies that wait f?>r us in every alley. The Huhousliku. the story goes, seek? the Christ-child in each, to lie disappointed, But we shall not be disapphinted. He has told us that we shull find Him in the least of the?e His brethren. _ PEB90NAL. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston proposes to reside permanently in Klehnmnd. Vs. The statue of Sir Robert Peel, now heing cu (?ti-?! Id I'iI.'ici-v.?iI, \V?ntiiiiii?ti-r, London, is the ia-sl worn ol tlic late Mr. N'obie. Mr. Moody will remain in Chicago during the piBBBM WSSki The liit-fliiign Hi tl.iit 'll> are tin* lantt ?ucccsstiil be lui? lit itl it) tlii? country. The graduates and undergi admites of Trinity ( (iltt-iii, Imtflin, utti-utli-tl Mr. Ili-nry living's perfoi? urnf or " ll?itili-t" in rinit t-ity ?>n the Btfe ln?t. Mr. Robert Browning has been nominated by tin- (?l.l-h'i.A Stml? lit?' lin!.',..'iiil'til I | . UmU Candidate f??r tut* I/inl BBCtWShlp Ot tlm* L'liiver.dty. An account of the public life of the hit? George I):i\V?.,Ii id to he pUlillMht (1 l?V the It)rill!1i<h_l_ , cure Club, of which Lu was the founder and ?ire* llll'llt. The statue of Burns, at Glasgow, Scotland, will Im* un,.?ilitl mxt uioiitli. Mi. Uladsti.no van ta? llied t<> take a lending part In the ceremonies, but de* oil n c?l. The Wentworth family of New-Hampshire i lval Tin? Waithiiuni family. The father ami one ton are members of tin* Constitutional Conveutlon of that State. Another Htm U it lnetnlmr of the Miisni?cbusetti Legisla ?'If. .ilul ?t third ??on V.H.S n-i t i.tly elected to til? lilinvi? ttgjtut tara. When Count von Moltke was a Irn?i;in in.il<?r, he wrote un exhaustive tu'?-oiiiit of th,* e.nuimign? la Turkey. The work was ti?.h ?.it? ?1 into Kugllsh and published by a well-knowa bouse in London. But th? BssUSfc p?*oi)le were too busy reading thre-e-volum? novel? ?ml sfiitinifiititl journeys to pert!?? a military liuok, ?i. Il fell flat ?uni Itti- entire edition whs ilniii .?-d Into tin- Im k-?!u?i>. Wlit-ii the Count vta? i.m: ...?*?! of th. <li iiuiisl. IBM III?? oihe?' d.i i, In* Mat: ?? It VBBB p.ty. for I vu verv poor then and should have bren glad or llfty imiuuiU." Mr. Spurgeon has strongly opposed the Turkish policy (?f the Kuglish Cabinet. The followinf letter from him i? published In The jAmdon A.-ir?.-"I view the Kantern uialter a? a question betwen a bitterly BfftBMBi iH-ojile and a barbarous dcnpottsoi, ulikli ovci riiltS them. I peroeive that Turkish rule means op* |i e~.si.iii, fraud, cruelty, aud th?: crushing down of every principle at lilMTty, and tbireforc I iBSg to see the power o? the Turk.? broken to piece*. War by us. on behalf of the Turk, cannot I hope be ventured u|m?ii ; but Lord licacoiiaflrld's speech .it tin- Mansion House Wut a bosst ful provoeatlon of HuhkIs, and peuved that the man who .'.?util ep?*ak In such a fashion in not fit to be trust, d with the |BS__BS of our nation at such a time ne this. I trust that tin-v. hole i|Ui ?lion c-ui be reasonably settled with? out going to war, by euch an arrangement a? ?Jail BBBBM a meanure of liberty to the uon-Mo??luineil.i? populad? inn. If it cannot he ho nettled I must needs con sliier that the bmggi tig ajMvrh I allude to h u? been the ellief BMBM of CIViilillg that llnlKi*?ili|llty. The national lIlttTcnn ?ill BlWan be lient Conner?.et! l?> OUTUolBS?SMS winch ihjn.st ?iti?l ruckt, ?tin! it earn never Bei?M or right for un tu nupptiit ?i dt ?iHitlsm winch could toli-rate und BBSS i< wiii'tl ?itrneitit'M wnieh no nnui can even think of .Mini.ill ju-t lini.ifiiiill.in My polltle? are simply these? England I? the friend of liberty and rinht at all lin.zirtls.'* A correspondent of The Boston Herald classes Dr. Holtuud .unong the loi ?iin.it?: million,, ?um athU lui* graphic ?loti h : " Beginning ?is u physician In Wester* Mannat iiu-cttn (he was mini at lieiehertown), BS sur* rendered the practice of medicine to edit a literary Jour? nal ; went to M.s.nissippi; wu? superintendent of the pul> lic schools at Viek.th.ir/ for ?i year; returned North; coo uectod himnt If with The Spring?eld Republican; m\i out ; traveled in Kiiropc ; eoucclv.-d the plau of Strih ner't Monthly ut G? neva (the pl.-iu wus consummated oa the Bridge? of Mont Klane); returned here, und 111 1S70 tlio iiniK.izlui? was ivtin-?!. He !? lu editor, and owns ou?v tiiinl ; tlie other two-thlr?ls tx-inc hebl by Kotwell SiultB .mil ."?i ril.uer, Arnim ronif A Co. Holland is a? much liked an a lecturer usa litterateur. In the dullest n?i?iinsb? hSB more invitation.? than BS ??in accept, ?nul IkSBS coma from ever> ne.t'on or the eoiiutry. From all literary SBSSSM he niu.nl li.tve an iticouie ot from ijc'O.OiS) to fio. 000. Now In his Mth year, he Is much younger in up pearauce. He has ?eai'cely uuy ?ray liait-; lie Inetroitfht as an arrow ; not more than 30 in f?-t htu, .u.t pns.>.nsed of liiuitlenn hialth. He has a ntrong, haiitlsome, icry i ui.? etlile fuce. His eyes are ??ray or hazel ; hi 11 sir blink ; hin complexion dark; his nose ai|Uiltne; his u.oiith tine, and in- looks m if he bhcBi havaUboHt/niMl iiimnt , lie i? wry pleusiint mid ?itl.i' M ; luven n.tii|i..ii\, .un! lias e\eiy-eiinoti very ?ure.-Hble llter.iry roceyUo?l at kB couitot'talile and eli'K.Uit liiiine in l'.i k u\e. Wlnle kt n.th!? his own opini?n? it'iiacioitnly, he In altogether t?s eiHtit of the opinions f other?, an ? ii-ciionn BflMM son** t.) ni? h? ?i fii."i !? ne-n mitt woineii of tin* a. ( tnlie who ure railleuls an.t rationalist- in m Ulm ?it iM-ltef. H* h*s mi inlereHtuiK tiimlly, cousistliiK of two mature ?IsiikI?* tei-s and a son, some y- urs younger, and is to his ixaim und foellugs ?tit? tly iloiuentie." POLITICAL NOTES. If there i? any war talk during the next few d;i\n cliiirgi? Uto Indigestion. C?ov. Grover says he did it all himself aud ?was not acting under (I?iv. TUdeu'n ortl? r.? ; but Judg? lloitilli-v says he fumishett the law, and Cioiiln says h* orgitiilzetl himself. The firm u.unc nhould, tlioiefnic, be (?nivel, lloiulley ?V Croniii. Congress will count the electoral vote on St. Valentine's dav. Feb. 14. This Is otnluous for so ?mid* firmed an old bachelor as Got. TIMen. He has passed that ?lay so many times without It bringing him a val? n tllie. It Is 100 nun'.i lo e?.i?. et l?ji his im k will ? Latins now. , The latest phase of the Huiioi* Senatorial c?.nt?*st la the appearance of the Independent vottir among the Democrat?. Of replies received iioin HO ui? ui bers of the L?gislature deflulug their paMlBBS th?''o am six which show that that number of inemtiers who hart ?been olansed among the Dem?crata will act Independently of either party. This makes the pros; cet for Mr Imgan more glin.n.t in praKNTtloa as it IBBtaBMS the chances? un liitleiK'iitlt ni cuididate. The President was very considerate of ths Democratic psSSBSl mind ye?terday. Iteing aware lb?! se .er.-tl of the euiln? nt Dtuuofratic leaders BBSS afraidbi . would seise the opportunity to make himself di while they were Auiiuibtng a hasty bit of turkoy, be con? siderately annotiiu ?? I Unit he had uo ?BBlSBS of the kiud. sine? he wu? sick of ofltce un?l would be only Um> happy to get out of It. This favor should convince 4he Dem? ocrats that to impeaoh the Pretddeut now would he gros? tugratltudc. Gen. Lew Walhwe does not think the order for a uew count In Florid? baa uny effect on the electoral vote, for ha telegraphed m follow? to ex-Uov. Noyes of Ohio oa Saturday : " The Suprema Court ordered ? maa date on the State Board to-day, requirtn? them to roe?? vim and oount tue return? for Governor from the fad? ? the return?. The ?lectoral rote ni not tnrolred*?? controversy. The writ ha? been nerved ou the bo*?*? and they wlU obey It. The order, appU?ed to the f^'i.'Ti vote, would con?rm the Bute to Heye?. All V?** ium Beiiet? ConuuUoe are ?till here." Got. Hayes's letter o? soceptaace has ?siws/S