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Buor Opera Horan?8?" Orpheus and Eurydlco."
Casino?te?" The ne-sarar HtuilenL''
Dali-"* Thkatkk?H?" Seven-Twenty-Elf-ht.**
Okanh Opera HorsR?8-" Francesca da Rimini.'"
Havv.ki.y's Commit Thbatkb?*?"!.? Vic 1'arlulenno,
MAiuseeiN Square Thkatri-8:30?"The ?Bejah.*'
hietkoi-oi.itak Opera Hoi'sk?2?llene-tlt iierfonaafic
Kew Pahr TheaT' fc?8-" M'llss."
NiHiai'e (iAiiuKN?M?-Tbe Pavements of Parts."'
Star Theatre?w?"Mwt'ctli."
HntNWAY Hall?3?Keoltul.
Thai ia TBTBATBB 8 ?** Eteeeeeete."
Thlatki (..miijiie?8 -" t'onlrlia's Aspirations.'*
Vsioxt-vr irk Theatre?S-".-torin Reuteu,"
WAU k< K'i TlirATRi:?s?"Deceiitlon."
3d Am.mk Tin. aire?h? - l'u**iiiu'?8!sve."
5th Avim'i: Theatre?8?"A wi'e's Peril."
14th BTBKBT Theatre?8?" ForOunKreea."
Jude* to l\OoeriisemeiitB.
Pa?*. fol.' Pasre. C
Amusement*. 7 6 0 Lost ?nd Fiinnil. 6
AnnoiiiiK ni"iit*. 8 (i Marnacet and Death* 6
Rankine Houses and Minuit . 7
Hanker* . . .. 7 H Miscellaneous. 8
Beames. FleOOea_ 4 1 New I'utLjoatinn*.... fl
Business Chance*_ 7 4 Ocean steamer*.. 6
Boam ann Mooni*_. 7 ti Proposals. ti
Op.irtncr.*lnp Notice 7 4 Heal E*r*te. 7 S
Corpnraiinn Notice*.. 6 6 Uooin* and Fl?t?. 7
Dsiuans Academies.. 0 3 situation* W anietl.... 7 4
Diviilcnn Nf.l.ce*. 7 4 special Notlcs*. 6
Funpean Adv'*. 0 fi steamboat* *nd RR. 7 1
Finaiiria' . 7 H Savior* Bank*. 7
Instruction. fl 3 Teachers. 6
LeriiifsA' Meelina*. 7 6 Winier I'.esnn*.. 8
Meal Nuilee.*. li lil
fineuueo Noticro._
" Alders-it Brand"
B-iralw?y? Coxr>r*TSKP Vn.i
Many prizes have boen awarded lo Anoos
TUBA Kittkh* *e the must efficacious stimulant to excite th
appel!!! and to keeeji the dlicestlvc organ* lu ?oe*l e.nler.
rottagefrte in the United Staten,
1 Year. 6 Mouth*. 3 Month!
PATTY, with Sunday. 88 50 64 25 62 15
DAILY, withontSunelay.... 7 00 S 60 176
Remit liv I'o*tal Note. Mon*r drier, er ne*ft*ter?d Letter
Sr i'ostal Nuts, the remitter will please write on ths Nota
"lu rna xBir-YoBKTamiMB."
AdTertl?emsTit?forpnhlicatloni*i Tiir Trihi'** *idorl?n
f*rreriilar ileiivery of the'lally uaper, will t>* receive lat the
following branch office* in Nsw-Yean City:
Main t'piown Otlce. 1.2 n Hroadway, te a. m. to 9 p. m.
Ko. leo- Wi st TwentT.third-st., Kial m. to 8 p. in.
rio. 7l>ti I t.lr.lave., n.-ar Korty-seventh-st., 1 o a. >n. to * p. m.
"Sa l.oe)7 Tlur.l-ave.. near **litleth-?L, 10 a. ra. lo a p. ia.
Bo. 'JO1* Fast eine-huuelri.l-au.l-tweiiiyflfth-st.. 4 to *) p. m.
Vnlon Htjuara, No. 92 Kaet rourteenth-st.. 10 a.iu to 3 p. m.
Washi.notos?1,823 F-st. I Lo "Un ii -i'i Redfe.r I-*?.. Utrand
Foi:lh;\.?The debate on the address In reply t(
Kinst Alfonso's Bpsseh waa Nannied festerday
Tr.?_ I'riuci. Kraptetkinc wasremoved fimn priaoi
to an iiiiiiiniiry. Ten men and a beey wt ie
killed in B coul-pit in Wulcs. ?? - Mr. Gladstone
has ieiillested the Liberals to lie- j.roent ut tin
ope'tiiriR of rarlinrnent. A line of Bteemert
will begin runiiiiig tm February I from Tiie-t,- t<
Kew-Vi uk.
Conciji:*>.-.?In tho Senate' yesterday Mr. Miller
of New-Yorl:, preeented a lilli lor tin- BXttrpatioi
, of pleuro-].in anaemia ? a liill WBS repotted BB!
pasteeii ri .-lorim* lei the pulilie-domain landsgnotee
in uni eif the Iron Mountain Ralfamad; the Jehu
nilen wile nih.ptt-d; Mr. Hom's Kle-itenil Conn
bill iva- peesed. IntheHimse Mr. Potter, ot
i New-York, Introdoeed a hil] io maintain Um ene
?tency Bgatnal line -tiialioii* Mr. NntetlOff, of New
York, mtrodaeed s hil) for the eonstrnetionol i
ship finial around Wagara Falls; in Committee oj
tho Whole thsflSBIBte bill appropriating $1,000,000
/or >li.-M*siiii.ii River improvement iva.* discussed
Bud then repotted to the House.
Domlsdc. ? Bpsakai Bheeid an non med tho
Special (cmi.iitfee io iiive*tijri(<" the City Depart*
ments yesterday. : ' - In the Nutt trial testimony
was devoted lo OBtahHaliing temporexj b>
Banity. ^=z A question has hun raised
about tho hegiuuiug of tho terms ol
the in w snore :ne Ce.mt ju<li:c-i. Aatr&ngeex
plo-ion. Bttrlbated te. the i<-< OH .Mohawk River, \v;..s
heanl at Silieneitailv. - A .student at the Boo
toil Coii.-o-rvatory ol Mil-k luis my-ti iiously dlsap*
peareei. Ensjlneer Beztosi, of the barned rail
?way tram, ia laeoTcring, ? ?? Ralph Bellow's will
bestow * r^-eO.OOO on St. Lemis charities.
Cii \ ami BOBOBeUX.** Mtei a Btoonj nieelini*
yeattrday, the former dirct tens of the New-Y'ork,
Ouiario and Western Railway were rs-eleeted, with
Baa ex.cpt inn. m. . Mr. Beecher lectmed on "The
Circuit e.f the Cmitim m." The Feoardeal
trial was ailjoiirned faa aei e ra] daj - beeeaae of the
sickne-v* of a juror. =zr**: Bargiaia seenred jewelry
worth over (011,000 from safes in Miiitl-n-hine.
=~ Ths Arti.-ts' Fvad Society decided
to keep th.ir exhii.ition epeo on Baudaya
=:-The lat t tlia! a 1'icii !im:iii hail been
garroted aad lobbed of tjvlou was mada
puhlic. := The American Boeiet* ol'civil Eagi*
Mata bm t. - - ? A man saiel tei be an Aaatrlaa of?
ficer fell downstairs, rt lulu drank, and broke his
neck. - At tbe York ville I'oliec Coori s story of
an uivsault al ihe OM ('turd Hall waa te-hi.
Gold value ,>f the legal tender silver dollar (412*6
grains', 85. 09 cents. : Btocka were m-tne in
spot*; the-y were erratic and tactnatiag and clewed
0 Tm. Wi cniKii.-iiiiHeM' local obsereallona indi.
Uga wanner, clear os fail weather. Temperature
yet-u idav: Higheet, 80*1 lowest, 10 ; averego,
13V. _
A rcsiiuiieiii proiiilinc* for thc abandonment
of the weekly reeces was loel In the Aaaembl-y
yest)inlay. Om legielatora would seem to hare
an iiiiiluc appreciation ol the goepel of
There" is to he anot lu i Bunday exhibition in
?the Ac.ileiiiv of Deeign, notwiihatanding tlit
ojiposition of Bone of ita flsanagers. The Water
Color Society han decided lei follow ihe example
of the Hailholdi l.oan Exhibition by keeping
Open seven dayl of the week. Tot popularity
Of lin-hist cllort in llii> iliicction has DO doobl
led to tin- -.(cond.
The report of the leg i~.!;ttive* eommittee lbj
m\o boan inreatigating Um queatlon of riparian
rie/hts in New-.ler.-ey preaentB some startling
fact.--. It BBBeita that the State, foi b .sum of
$i:il,0(K), hiis granted to two corporationa
lands now valued at *14,600,000. li ls certain
that laira which penni! snell injnaUee as i, ui
Icgcd in thia report an in Bad need of ch
It :!.. Bonnedoeaita duty the (lccioral conni
bill passed by the 8enate yesterday willbe
cemie law in tiinc to govern any dispute thal
may ariee out of the neal l"ieaidential election.
This la an important queatiou, action upon
which baa been too long delayed, afr. Hoare
Blea>iir( is ii |004OOO, i.nel sliemlil nu 11 with
favoi.ililli consideration, in tho Ho
Thc humiliation ictiuti-, for thc month of
December hom thc y.uions customs ili-tticts
Show utily a slight f-111 ii? jw- ot* ;is compaied willi
the willie lnoiith in l**s^. "J ii,, reoenl talk in
forei*rii ne-wspapcis of iiiuniiriints letuitiimj
home di.*sati.*ticd appaicntly doet not have
much elliot. Tlie dccicase- of 152,000 in the
OnWkhol of iniinigiaiit.s who anive-d in this
eountry la6t year, un compared with the pn-v -
iouM year, was not wi much due to dlsappoint
ment* here aa to a clnuiged couditi m pf alhiirr;
abroad. ^
It is evident from the debate in tho House
Sesterday that the advocates of the Mi>.-;.--ippi
Jvtr improvements mean to get as Jurpe u
illce iu* iM.ssihle ont of the Treasury huiiiIili.
Their bo]id opposition t* amendments calculated
lo g'iurd. ij a Dijiier WHbBBBi thu expcndituic
of such appropriations, indicates ? purpose to
benefit privato property rather than to achieve
a public good. Thi plan of the Commission is
on a colossal scaloMind if carried ont according
to the idoas of ?? of its advocates in the
House it will soon make a large hole la thc
Treasury surplus, lt will be interesting to note
how fa) thc Democrats, who profess to be so
anxious for economy aud reform, will go on
this question.
Among tho pati image-grabbing mcnsuics
which the Democrats rushed through the- la-st
Legislators WM one in regard to the Slate
Capitol. Mr. Perry, the .?superintendent who
was appointed to enrry out the parpOoeB of thal
Act, in his apparent eagerness to meet the ex?
pectations of the Manning Democratic machine
ha* got himself into trouble. Ho has not only
a used up all the appropriation for continuing
wink on tin- bnileding, hut in violation of law ho
I I has incurred obligations to the extent of
? I $270,000 for which no appropriation had been
I j made. Thc Senate yesterday wisely ordered an in?
quiry into this matter. In N'ew-Yoi k city a depart?
ment head gets over Fuch a difficulty by secur?
ing a "transfer" of Boine alleged unexpended
balance, bul Mr. Ferry has no such fund athis
disposal. There has been so much looseness in ,
tho construction of the Capitol Building that it
is lime the line was drawn .somewhere, and tho
officials in charge of it made to understand that
tho statutes arc BOi to bc broken with impunity.
The special committee named by Speaker
Sheard to investigate tho departments of tho
government of this city will command the
public confidence. It is composed of men of
ability, integrity and legislative experience.
Mr. Roosevelt, the Chairman, is familiar with
the affairs of the metropolis, is in dead earnest
in all he undertakes, and is as upright as he is
alert and capable. The other majority
Demhera, Ifeeara O'Neil of Franklin and Erwin
ol'St. Lawrence, alee recognized leaders in the
present House wboSS vote and intlueiico in
previous Legislatures have invariably been for
thc peoplo as against tho jobbers. Like Mr.
Roosevelt, they both sat in the Assembly of
1882-'83, The minority members. Messrs Welsh
of Niagara and Nelson, can be trusted to do their
wliiie duty. Their record last year was
good?they were among ihe Democrats who,
thinking los of paitisanahip than of fair play,
vn!cd to give tlie Republican Spragne the Beat
which was withheld from him. This is not a
committee which is organized to convict or
acquit anybody. It is organized to investigate
thoroughly without fear or favor. We believe
it will render good and faithful Berrico,
The Superintendent of the House of Refuge
on Randall's bland baa frequently received
commendation from Tm TRIBUNE for the teal
ami efficiency with which he conducts the
le.torniiitivc work of that institution. We
cheerfully give place, therefore, to bis reply to
Commissioner Letchworth's strictures e.ti the
contract system e>f labor. Ho explains thc
methods adopted In tho House of Refuge and
contends that while ethe contractors are required
to finnish the in-iiin-iot?, oroversoera iii the
mechanical departments, tho officers and
trustees of the Institution (bi not rclinqniah
their authority. Discipline is not enforced by
the employers' agent-, bul by officials who are
: iponsible to th? Superintendent; the contracts
may Determinated ninety days after notice
and the instructors are only appointed after
receiving Ute approval of the management, and
may be dismi?ed lor violations of Hie
regulations. Although Superintendent Jones
i- sensitive to any Btrictlirea upon the ad?
ministration of an institution willi which
he has laen connected for thirty ye am, ho
admits that he is mn anxnni- to sustain thc
contract system.
It ls just as we expecte d. Mr. Morrison's most
favored organ announces, apparently by author?
ity, thal " a considerable loitering of the tariff "
will be reported to the House soon. It will not
be a long bill, we are told, and will probably
be opposed by Ba few extreme protectionieta
among tia- Democrats,'1 bul is expected topaaa
the House without doubt "'What the Repub?
licans in the Senate will say to it remains to be
sen." It might also have been added. What
thc people al the ballot-boxes will .say to it re?
in lin-, to be seen.
Bul wc are especially interested just now in
the method of reduction tobe adopted. Thc
semi-official announcement la thal thc expocted
change " will probably bo made In the main by
a horizontal reduction.'' Precisely ! That ia ac?
cording to past experience of Democratic staten*
manship. Utterly incompetent toatUuat a tarifl
to the many Interests of a commercial and in?
dustrial Nation, and anxious, as dcinagngiic.-,
usually are, to be abie io crawl behind .some ar?
bitrary rub ol' general application as an <-x
e-iisi- fm- changwa which ruin particular indus
tries, thc Democratic party has always shuffled
oil K .-pun-ability by making horizontal changes
ni tarilla. In 1840, having gained power by
fraudulently pledging it-, lt to uphold the tarifl
ol 16 12, that party substituted a level fir
horizontal duty ot a certain fixed p< roentage,
regardless ot thc widely differing circumstances
of diiti uni Industries. In 1857, having
blunderingly concluded thal the country could
prosper with a lower revenue, the- party made a
horizontal reduction of a fixed percentage on
all at tie le b. In tin- name fa-hinn, we suppose it
probable, Mi. Morrison may propone to cut down
all duties one-quarter or one-fifth, although
BUCh a ledi:" linn would be hal mloSfl to sonic
Industries ami death t.i otbt rs.
Wo earnestly hope that no Republican may
?stultify himself by voting for an* meaeuteflo
peculiarly Democratic in its confessed incom?
petence, bb in its hostibi tenth ney. If then- is
any Republican who believes thal the tarifl
should be reduce d, Iel him insist npon doing so
intelligently, and with decent regard for the
widely varying ceimlilii.ii> of different ti.iebs.
Or if any one believes thal this or thal par?
ticular duty la te?) high or too low, there will be
occasion to move for a change- of that duty.
Hui a broad and Indiscriminate reduction on all
classes of goods alike would bc by far the most
stupid and moat hurtful thing that could bi?
llillie, even by a convocation of coiiJ'csm d
incompetents or avowed tree traders.
I lu- country regards the Democratic party as
on trial, with respect not only to its pnrp
bat to its capacity. If ii has not the brains to
propose anything better than a horizontal
reduction ol dillies, Hie verdi.-t will be guilty
of stupidity, il uf noihiug worse, Horizontal
ii-diiciioiis ami horizontal tarilla, ia poinl of
intellect* are jut about worthy the statesman?
ship ol a Flathead Indian.
The rumor that Chinese Hoidon had been
compelled to ioign bia position in thc British
Anny has bee u speedily conti,idii ted. It would
have laen highly dil i. elil.iblo to the nnlitaiy
authorities it they had forced him to tike thal
step in const quern cot their refusal tei grant him
permission to i ngage lu a new mulei taking in
benighted lands. Having won his gnat cam?
paign in the Middle Kingdom um a subaltern of
Lin- Kiiginecr.*), hs has non reached Um tank ol
Maioi-General in Uti Majesty's Barrios. Aa thc
descendant of a family of soldiers who liae
baal fighting tho encniie* of England genen
timi after generation, he could not relinqub
his rank without poignant regret. Great as ll
?personal sacrifices would be to him if he wei
Compelled to resign his position in the ann;
these would be insignificant in comparison wil
the lons which England would sustain in bavin
the name of this unique soldier stricken froi
the rolls. It is announced in to-day's cab
fllspatclMI tb.'it the military authorities will N
persist in their refusal if he be bent Bps
cute ling the service of thc King of the Height!
and witing out for the Congo Coiinfiy. Fin
and lastlii'. has caused the mediocrities af tl
HorseOnardaa great deatofaaaayaaea. Ta
oute ties raised by ill-fiuiueil sentimentalists i
England over the atrocities of tho Imperial!)
campaign against the Tai-pings gave them I
excuse for revoking psiUllsslOM tot him to com
maud the Ever Victoiimw Army, alfhougl
happily) Dot until his work was virtually dom
His labors in the Soudan were not appreciate
in his own country, and when he was suinmone
to Pekin to arbitrate between the peace an
war parties, and to avert the. outbreak a
hostilities between China and Russia, th
military authorities refused at Stat te allow hil
to go and compelled him to give posit iv
assurances that hs would not bike cominan
of the Imperial Army.
It is singular that an officer who has so loyn
a regard for his own country as Hem ral Cordell
has always manifested should have won hi
reputation entirely in the service of foreigi
governments. As the conqueror of the Tai
pinga, the Lieutcnant-Coveinor of the Soudan
and the peacemaker beween Russia and China
he has dignified the profession of anns am
demonstrated anew the characteristic fitness o
English soldiers for positions of command ii
bal barons and senii-civilized nations. He hui
been unfortunate only when he has undertaker
to serve his own country directly, SS In Hasuto
tend, where hs returned his commission in tin
course ol B DBW months, and also in Bombay,
wh're he frankly admitted his error of judg
mont in accepting the post of [Secretary to tht
Viceroy, Chineso Gordon has suooeedod
whenever hehas been left Inc to cut out his
work for himself and to square it with his own
Standard* of disinterested action in tlie interest
of humanity. There is no man who knows thc
?Soudan so thoroughly as he dens. There ls nc
ofl : in the English Army who is so competent
to restore order to the distracted provinces, te
rescue tho garrisons, mid either to withdraw
from the country without fobs of dignity or to
withstand tho advance of the False Prophet.
Yet we are inclined lei believe Hint he will bc
hippier and mon' successful In the Congo
Country, with complete liberty of action and
opportunity for pursuing those high moral aims
which he always keeps in view, than he would
be in the position of commutiil in Egypt or toe
Soudan which the military authorities have
seriously though! of conferring upon bim.
Our reduced contemporary) Ths New- tort
Times, is in a chronic .-tate of unhappiness about
Tin: Tkiulnk. One day it snarls because we
haven't exposed the Public Works DepaitnMnt
enough ;?the next, because wc have exposed it
too much, A story of it-own Invention, that
the politicians arc scheming to give Tm;
I'liri'vi: Editor an office?-in spite of hi*
prompt declination of office whenever ten*
lered?throws it into spasmsj find his
lanna! trip to Albany to discharge
lu- duties of his nnsalaried life position aa
nemberofthe Board of Begenta always gives
t the h.- stories.
We are really unable to return this deep eon
?eui, As our columns habitually show, we
lon't care B straw what Ihe Sr\r- York Timm
lue-, or -.ays, or think-.?if it i-- capable of the
attor process and we don't gratify it by notice
ince In a hundred times, even when it delib
?ralely slanders us. We are busy, contented
ind prosperous ;?its state of mind, body and
elate can be easily Inferred from its Hl-tem
icredand anhappy columns. Yesterday it broke
mt on tin-old question of circulation, which
tas so oin n vexed its two-cent soul, and ended
i preposterous calculation about thia journal
iv the foolish and .-lamb rous boasl thal it now
cn ins four times aa many readers as Tm
L'uii'.LNF.. It does nol reach lour time-, as
nany, or three linns aa many, or, in spite of
ts cutting its price in two, twie-c a> many, and
tobody knows this fact bettor than thc braj ait
i-lio puta forth the absurd claim.
A -hort time after the reductions in price,
ssl fall, the .Editor of The Tbjbumb happened
oaaj to an interviewer that, Instead of being
qjured, Tm: TrIBUXK had already gained at
?asl six thousand, Months later, someone?
10I thc Editor?telegraphed that we had then
ained thirty per cent?which is, like tho
nrmer statement, under the truth. Thereupon
he sagacious two-cent person, reckoning ino
loubl from his own experience) that there,
mild lu- no possibility of gain after tbe first
wo or lillee Weeks, assumes that the Six thuli?
um! nf October ls the thirty percent of Jan
arv. In poinl of bel there has m,t been,
n Tmk Tribune, b week since winn
fierewasnota steady and tolerably uniform
.?in. ir then The 1 imet i? to eager for our fib?
res, let it take the above fact, and calculate
gain after its own fashion. -One month's gain
aa six thousand; three months1 glin would be
Lghteen thousand; eighteen thousand is thirty
er cent ; and this gives a total of sixty thou
md?which is a goo 1 d al mein- than The 'Tunes
rer had! The absurd figure Th* limes'* foolish
ih ul.nie.ii assigns Tm: Tribune rep:.-.-int -, of
?ii.-e. a lower circulation than Thi Tainuxx
ss once touched or approached, even on the
cry dullest day, for the last ten years at least,
nd for how many mon- we cannot tell,
But is it an unnaturally low figure for Ilie
(bm* to name or be thinking about ? Ld k
dculat a tittie. Ike linn* says that on thc
orning of ito n duction, without any notice i<>
ic newsdealers or the public, it gain, el 12,odo.
ow it is a notorious fav 1,
? every newsdealer, thal on that
oining il simply, 011 its 1 inaibil
y, doubled every order it received. The
nount of every ordei it received then, on thal
orning, outside its mail list, waa, accor ling to
iowa beal showing,precisely twe/rc tkounandl
hi- goes far te confirm the amazing statement
' si'ine of the heaviest advertisers la New
ul. that Tot Tfmetr'i sensational and, a; iii ??,
explicable redaction tei one-hall Its former
iee was simply the di spente deviece ol
drowning man?that its total drcula
m, including its mai! list, bael at that
m sunk to bare!* nineteen thousand! if
orders were only twelve thousand, the total,
?hiding mail list, may even have been less
iui nineteen thousand, tl we may judge by
I-pitiiui comparison its circulation through
B mails ina hes w it h Tn l Tm rn m.'-. Then is
t an edition on which we do nol mail twice as
nh; there an some on which we m.di 1 luci .un!
ir lillies as much. Poi tunateh this isa matter
illy Milled, for the Post onie. Department
san melinite- record of all it Bends. Wc
reby (on our pail; aiitii?ui/i' the Postmaster*
?ieral to furnish to Tot Naw-lorA limn aa
id statement of Um total payments on
i ni. 1 Kin .si. uud Tot limes icopci'lively,
for the year Just ended, on the solo condjtioi
that each paper shall be required to publish i
conspicuously ut the head of its editoria
Our readers will bear us witness that we have
as a nile, troubled neither them nor ourselvi |
with the performances of our reduced neighbor
But birt unprovoked and foolish attack war
rants M in going a little further. It ii
perfectly known to tho newspapei
profession generally that tho reck?
less experiment of The Hom lins bean a disap?
pointment and failure. Selling at three cent*
to the newsdealers, if had a profit in roiimlnum
bers, (less expense of manufacture) of two ce'iit
on every copy. Selling at ono and half cents
tei tho newsdealer, it has a profit of only one
half cent. Having thus thrown away three
fourths of its profit, it neods to ('uud
mple Its circulation to get back barely
to where it was. Nobody beliovos that
it has tho half of this. And, besides, it docs
not sell what lt prints. It has pushed
out its papers in great quantities
upon tho newsdealers, far beyond
what they ever expected to sell,
and has taken back unsold copies with?
out limit. In one week one dealer bought
from it for junk 08,000 unsold copies.
Within threo days it sold to one
dealer 11,400 pounds of returned
copies; and within another three days
4,300 pounds toon. Theuewsdealcis say their
ri'turns reach twenty percent of all taken out.
They further say that the bulk of its
gain was made within tho first fort?
night of its expel iment, when immy
people bought it out of curiosity; that it then
gained more slowly fora time ainongthe classes
it was evidently trying to reach, by its profuse
supply of criminal news and Its systematic low?
ering of tone; and that for the last month,
instead of gaining, il has generally been losing.
This, indeed, it itself, virtually admits, by its
assamptioB (contrary to our experience)
that November and December are months
in which circulation falls oil'. Evidently they
have been mouths in which its circulation falls
Even in the cheap competition on which
it branched out it is a failure.
Tho little bantling of ? twelve?
month published in The Tribuvi bases
The Marilin;/ Journal, which (litters
from it by beling decent as well as
cheap, sells three or four OOpiOB to its
two. When lt. wonders why, as it
naively confesses, it finds November and De?
cember bad months for circulation, it need
only look at its own dirty columns
for the reason. Since it turned them Into a
common sewer for the nasty crime of a ??> 11 -
tine nt, it has been steadily losing its resp, ctable
subscribers, who do not wish a "dish of ita filth
served up every morning at their breakfast
tables. The'y may be a lllingtopay 1 wo cents for
it themselves when they happen te want some?
thing tupa <s the time on tho cara riding down
town, bat they now leave Tua Tammin with
their families.
In some counties In Pennsylvania tho Repub?
licans ara already taking stops toward the
election of delegates to the Chicago Convention
by home conventions in flit- districts, lhere
ls no good reason why the Itopublicana in this
Slate?and all the States?should not begin
I hi 11 ki ng a bout I he sn me matter. Under the rules
adopted by thee National Committee the Btate
conventions to elect delegatcs-at-large mnal
be lie-lei. except in tho CBSOB of l.ouisan.i
and Oregon, not less than thirty nor more than
sixty days before Um National Convention.
This will bring the Btate conventions this year
betweuen ethe Sd of April and the 3d of May.
Supposing that the convention bi this State, for
i tampia, is he ld about April IS, thc district con?
vent ions for the election of the district deb gates
must be held, if at all, between April 1 and 15;
and the county convention to elect delegates
to. probably, beith the state ami district con?
ventions will need te) be held some time in the
latter part of March or carly part of April. If
a point ia to be made e>f holding these home
conventions, it is not too carly for au agitation
of the subject iii Ihe various districts.
It seems to us very important that home con?
ventions should be held, unless them are
great difficulties in the way. Bights which an-left
lionised are apt to grow rusty. Tlie right of
elistrict representation, in fact, and met partly
in fact and partly in theory, has been secured
after a considerable struggle. The best way to
preserve il is lo use it. lt may pet haps be a lit?
tle more convenient In some of the districts?in
sonic, perhaps, will be considered really neces
siry?to allow tho district delegaetes to be
elected at the State Convention. But if thc
CongTessieonal districts generally drift Into
this habit, we should have the old
system again In force, with all the probabilities
that district delegates would be overawed by
the- feeling of ihe Stole Convention, instead of
looking only to their constituents at home. It
is mu likely that any attempt will be made very
soon to se! up the null rub-again, although thia
very thing was tried in the convention ol 1880,
alter the convention of 1876 had formally pro?
nounced against it. Theprogreaeof events in
the Republican party from the Hummer of INK!)
to tbe present day baa been auoh as to break
down whatever popular stipp.irt bossism and
tbe unit rule ever had. The lime is propitious,
then foie, for the establishment of thi system of
district coin tnt ions, electing delegates di?
rectly to the National Convention, uml holding
the same relation toltthat the people of the
district do to tbe ilimae of Repn.utatives al
Washington. To have such a ayBtooi in actual
operation ?ill develop a spii i t of Independence
in tin -e i on-tituincies, wim h cannu! fail to be
healthful, lt will also bo BUftfttl in ht luging the
delegates into s mote direct responsibility to
their constituents then will be likely, perhaps,
if they ara chosen uniter ths shadow of tbe
State Convention and by tbe delegates of dele?
gates. Tho most encouraging tendency ed' i.v
piiblieanisin in recent yean has been thal towan!
Iiecdiiin e>f individual action and toward popu
lii methods aud machinery, and wi believe tbe
rn ol district conventions will be a gnat
la lp Ul all of the-.-e.
Commissioner Fink has written a letter de?
fending the action of Ula Trunk Line Pool in
ag to carr] the freight of the Delaware,
Lackawannaaud Western Railroad. According
te Mr. Kink thi- .-ut iou has been forced on the
pool by the policy of the Lackawanna, which,
h.- ia* -, has refused te egree to the tarina of the
Western nada, 01 te pabliaha tariff of its own
te wilie h tin-y ooaldconform. The consequence
nf thin poliey ha-, been, Mr. Pink alleges, lei
disarrange the plana of the Ti auk Line Pool, to
keep the WeSterB mads in a state of chronic
uncertainty, to eBuhjeBcl theta practically to the
dictation of a corporation which refused tobe
bound by any rules, and finally to compel them
lo wrong othei coonecting liaes by taking
freight from the Lackawanna at lower rates
hm th<- former paul, lt mu.it be admitted
that Mr. link BmkSB out a strong casi- for
.ii client*, though it is u be remembered
i that the other Bide had not yet been heal
I Nevertheless, the matters In issue are matters
fact, and can be demonstrated. If, as assert*
tho Lackawanna bas pursued a policy of unju
discrimination with regard to itsowncustomei
it can be proved, and tho same remark appli
to t he charge that it has refused either to publi
a tariff of Its own or to accept the Trunk Ll
tariff. And If these allegations are true, lt ft
lows that Mr. Fink is right in his assertion th
one railroad acting in this way can paralyze tl
most careful combination, or dictate to it.
Tho whole situation, however, forcibly recd
the prediction of Mr. Charles Francis Adam
jr., made some five years ago, soon after tbe ei
tablishment of the Trunk Line Pool, and be
fore it was possible to form any conclusion i
to its results. Ho expressed the opinion thc
that unless this pooling arrangement answert
tho expectation of its projectors moro con
pletely than it then appeared likely to do, tl
solution of tlie railroad problem would^have I
lie postponed until in the natural course of ev<
lution it wasdoteermiiied by consolidation. Tl
Trunk Lino Pool has, it is true, been mot
attentive than was then anticipated, but it
not yet certain that it has not, by delaying con
solidation, tended to postpone what tho expc
rieuce of other countries shows to 1
the best practical adjustment of which tl
railroad question is capable ut present. Tl
public dread of railroad combinations has bec
baaed rather upon apprehension of tho tyrann
of great masses of capital than upon experience
As a matter of fact, competition has alway
been more expensive to tho shipper than con
solidation, for competition has always meat
ri'cklcss, costly war, to be followed by truce o
alliance or absorption, and involving tho pay
nu nt ufa heavy indemnity by the people. A
the fierce "cutting" wars have bum carried o
at the expense of the public, and, therefor!
Consolidation has fended to economy and th
reduction of rates by eliminating Ibo OOSi <>
contests, and by enabling the consolidate!
roads tobe managed upon a uniform am! con
sequently cheaper system.
In England ami Franco consolidation hal
solved tho railroad problem al ready, or ima ri;
so. The English feared if. as we have, but whet
it came about, they soon found that it was ;
decided change for tho better. The danger o
suc!i ? contrivance M the Trunk Line Pool
however, il that its cohesion ll not assured
and cannot be. As the present case shim-., i
is almost at the mercy of any line which choose*
te) pursue a selfish, exclusive or Independent
policy. Whether it can carry out Its threat
against the Lackawanna remains to be seen
Hut if it cannot bring thal road te terms, it is ti
be apprehended that the whole nv tem may givi
way under the pressure, and a general war o
t! e old-fashioned kind ensue. The Trunk Lin.
Pend ls no doubt a great advance on what
pi seeded it, but it. lacks stability, and thc
Interests of etoo public as well as those of Un
corporations require that abstinence from thi*
mischievous practice of cuf-tln'oat Competition
should b'" secured by more effectual guarantees,
Legislation h.ts thoa far Called io furnish the
needed security in this regard; but it is proba?
ble that the transportation quesstion willevent
nilly, by raising ja it such difficult Issues as the
present, compel invested capital to seek more
permanent protection by resorting to thal policy
of consolidation which has worked BO well else
rn be re. ______________
London, wo aro Informed by callie, is just now
doodad erith pemphlots oe tin' Egyptian question,
ths Huiil pamphlets being put forward by persona
having persona! Intonate te B8IIS, Bi ter instance
I-mail Pacha, who would liku te bs restored te the
Khedlvate, Tbs aaa et pamphlets tot Bach a pei"
pose eau only ba described usu literary revereton.
For thia waa tbe method by which the hottest Ste
of poli Ilea I cont rn \ I i i) wa I kop! up lu-fi ire the lui th
nf tits newspaper press, ai tic tune when Grub
Street baekB turned au honest penny b> writing
newa-lettan ireekly to ibe country w-uirea,
and when oeesalooa] "Mercuries"" were neut
forth to c.-ury hera end then the gossip,
nunora ami balf-fabuloufl news of the
day, pnlitie ians wera in tho habit of scttini*
forth their views and airing tin ir malioe and pey
ing off their grudge* in cumbrous pam?
phlets. No leesa a peraon than John Milton
plied this trade) in his tiuio, and with a
ferocity aeanely to be comprehended In theee days.
From .Millern to Swift tim political pamphlet OOO*
Moued tn tm a Telltale for naroeeaured abott an.l
-. itaperetion, ami from Swift downward it has been
at intervals re-,heil fur dialler purposes. Doctor
Johnson could write a powerfoj political acned
when tbeuccaaton arose, though his se-i|iii|M dali iii
pimii.evs must here HOiuewhat dulled the edge ol in
satiio. All j-rent wi item in (hose days wrote or
hint written pamphlets. Bolingbroke was a laastei
hind at the work. Addison could perform it grace?
fully. .Stee.hi knew the trick. It was in fact the
pree-ursor both of tho newspaper leader ami the
rei lew article.
Hut tim prints lias niiiile) the pamphlet obsolete!,
mid if it in reverted to in theee days, the public are
perhaps justified iii se i-.pei tin!* I hat the object llillli'tl
lt is erne which fhn press leluvs to ls--i-t, and
me which in, thin Lue, nol a proper one. Tin
pamphlet cnn only nedi the few. lt ia true thal
mr I'resieietital BempeiglU always bi im* out sonic
>f these oM-faahtoned doenmenta, and that Na
[ional ami Btate 1,'oiiiniittees are- prone to expend
money uixui the circulation of them. Hut it i
luublful if they e\e-t elicit niue h, unless tim ptis
akes them as the beale for comment. TheKgyp
i.ni perophleta which sw now beiiig ipraed uvei
Loudon are the instruments of Oriental Intolli*
.'enies, winch i-iiiiinit be supposed to know lunch
limul so absolutely Wcti-ru an agenoy as the
mea. Hut it is tolerably Bortala that the only
leneflcianea te the eaee *?tll bethe astute writerti
rho here obtained bendenine aunu for loud mg uml
iring these literary Brown Barana.
What do our Prohibition friends think of tim
ligb license bill now pending In the Legfalaturaf
t ilno nut lucan prohibition, but it is must decidedly
n the interest of temperance. And io hiii; as pro
libition is unattainable, la it not the part ol \\ ladom
. tbe eci ompUehment of tbe ai (.linallie ia lin
ame eliie-i lion f Half lim reform lout la bette!
hii'i nu build. _
? I I'-ulut-rat.sin Coognaa who have introduced
ills repealing ihe Civil s. rvica law, svideotly ara
eteriiiiiifil thai their proapesota In their party -
ot be Pendletoniaed if tiny tan help it
Mr. Chanbarlaia seems te have made uro of very
louey phrases in li ir. .""peei li at Neweaatle, Hs n
uirkeii tii.it the linty of the t.iiveiiiuian! respecting
luyjit wea clear. Eaglaad oould not abandon Eg] pi
? allanby, and on the other hand the Govenuoeni
ii t t tiiii I tts pledges. We would i iy that, instead
' making that duty dear, hs bas only randend .t
nlntelligible. Tba Government cannot fulfil ns
ledges unless it orders tba garrison to roths and
?Tee the Egyptians H toatew In their own Joice,"
i Mr. Courtney remarked aoaaa timonga, lt will
;i\ i- in i heetiin- iM-t wet u raoooaeing its pledgee ai el
bandomng Eg] pi. It < anno! retain i ontrol of tho
uiiili v Itu an iiidelini <? peii'iel and Bi the same
me keep luith with the Khadiva ami with Eui ope.
ff Wu'..ntl Gibba of Harvard Tniv. r-ity,
the first Aine-ricuti who lias ever been Blade a
e-miiiT of the Germen Chemical Boeiety <d Berlin,
Tbe Old Soul h Church of Boston having laally
maaded the Hrs. Georgs A. Gordan te become Its
toter, in- wdi eater npon his duttossa such on tba
rei Bundey la April.
lin-statement thal Bign r Edaaonde deAadau*,
ta Italian author, i. ahoat tevlatt tin* country
bas been denied, bot ls now confirmed. He oomea
to write e book and deliver lectures.
A set of three silk flags?said to be the finest
in the flute?wee laet week presented to Keno Post.
O. A. K,, Denver, Colorado, by ex-Senator J. K
Mr. George De Bonneville Keim, the new pre**,
dent of the Reading Railroad Company, ls .
thorough Pennsylvanian. He was lorn at Readmit.
educated at Dickinson Cedlcge, piactiwii Jaw at
Pottsville, and has lived in Philadelphia for the
past twelve years.
R. R. McBnrney, the secretary of the Young Men's
Christian Association, is a hard worker, and hie
labors havo made him widely known. The unfor?
tunate young man in search of employment and the
st ra tnrer in noe d of friends find sympathy and Lela
at his hands. v
Henry D. Winton, tho clerk of the New-Jersey
Assembly, lseditor of The liergen County lewv-rt
one of the most capable and influential papers in
the 8tato. Ho has received the nuusnal compliment
of having the unanimous vote of the member* of
the Democratic cauens for Secretary of the rieuete
for five suce^ssive years. His politics are eletent
able, but his paper deserves from his party theree
ogmtioa given.
The Rev. Dr. J. H. Eccleston, formerly of Trinity
Church. Newark, N. J., who was recently called te
the rectorship of ihnmanuol Church, Baltimore, as?
sumed charge of his new parish last Sunday. Ia
his opening aeldress ho spoke in very high terms ot
his predecessor, Bishop Randolph, and maele the
following interesting statement, which, If maele by
all incoming pastors, would doubtless prevent muck
SaaayaaSB and ill-feeling in th" future. "I will
state right at tho outset," he said, " aud for the in?
formation of all the congregation, that any or all
desirous of having their late pastor ollie late in any
capacity at auy future time are at peifeet liberty
to do se), aaa 1 will gladly assist aaa welcome bira
whon he does so attend. I have had a clow friend?
ship for tan years with Bishop Randolph, and will
always be the hist to welco.him on his visits to
his former eharge. I have only tu say In conclu?
sion, I take Marga with tue consiiousuess of
stre'iigth in tho power and goodness of God, and tho
manifest friendly disposition toward mo by thocoa
On the occasion of tho recent celebration of the
centennial of Sir Moses Montefiore, in England.
Montefiore Lodge, No. Bl, I. (). H. M., of San Fran?
cisco, sent the congratulations of that body to hun.
The lodge has just received the following auto?
graph letter ia re-ply freiin the venerable philan?
thropist: "Cast l'li tl' l.oelge'. Ramsgate, 15th, No?
vember, BUI), l*e**n. To the- I'residciit, dil the ea
e-eineei Members ead tba Bei rotary af ' Montefiore
I.euli;.', No. Blt' San l-'raneiseo?.My Dear Sirs: Your
mos! esssssBsd laster, eoaveyiag to bbs your f?!i?i
tattoos en tin- BSSaaasa eif my entering, by the bh.-s
InfOf Coel, upon my htuitlioelf li yeal of life, has
weened mo on ethe eighth a4 Htthran. and I feel
ui nt pie-.-isure iu eaprsBBtag te> yen my watasaal
at knowledgiiietits for tho kim! sen ti men ts yon
were plesssd io Bviaos toward bbb. In applet lelma
nf the honor conferred on ase by you BoauBB?isa*
lion, I heveplaced Hie same among tbe important
doenmenta I kept iu Judith, Lady Monte-ore's
I heologieal College, with a -new < >i un ki ne known
to those uh" attend then bir the st nely of mir
Holyday end the Hebrew literature, tho kindness
i\ hi* h prompted yon to address ne on t he an ipieiooa
? \t nt. ' Moat feu vent ly du I pray tee Him who has
ever been end ever wul Oe the Uuurdiaa of larool,
to catlee His choice bleaainaa to alight apon ,\"nr
-ell iiimI \mir reapeeted family, sn that you mav lie
permitted te. continue la your prai teworthy work nf
.. :n villein .- for h..hiv yean to come, in lull enjoy?
ment of your napptneaa. With reiterated thanks, I
am. my dear sus, yours very truly,
Moana tloanu iona,
v7_SBia*OTOa, Jin. 1-aV?ThePnaadeal v. iiiprd*.
ably leave Washington neal Monday leer hew>
ie.ri,-('.ty, to attend tho reception of the Ciiina '
League Club. Sm ni after Bil ref mn te Wa-hoi irt "a
he will begin the social waaoa at ths White Boast
with a ree eption, which will probably be glees to
the public. Other receptions will beheld al
in ervals during the season. TbePresideal will i>e
ted on I bene occasions by bia --i-.t, r. Mi>. tte*
Elroy, who has already arrived In Waahiagtoa,
at al m ho rn ill rciniiin at the White; House for severe
SciiKNKe T.mv, Jan.ld.?A committee from Hobart
College, Geneva) waited on Preeldeot 1'oiler, of
i-nnni Collage, to-day, and aftged hhathaanst*
doney of the former Institution. He said that he
'.Mudd consider thc matter. The Scbeaectedy
Union suv- thal be bes also been ottered the preem
deuoy ot Griswold College, in iowa.
Apropos of tho discussion Bato the anfii'iiiiy
of holiday conk tee Load.tornepoafeBt e( IBs Jfae>
rheetor (htanftea wtUci thai tba initish Maaaaaa
iin tosses ii print representing tbi lafBal Joann, wita
fara happy new yeer. It le aa engraving es
- Lowe i i ?? nunn* ii. ta. .-. eonil half of tb.-int. e..tu
.?entiiry. 'iii.' Infiu.i I-. - ? n slaiull iii nnotOfl a itch
Bowel ni r..ii ii-iii- lenin, 1111111111./ a lune nanaar.
A.correspondent of I he London TtUgrupk who
liappeued reeeatly to arrive ai \ i an the ....u.u
.-? fl with Judge I i.i *i iiiiii, watched witta maota Intecwl
ihe attention nee mill ii to tbs latter's lugs ?? theos**
i.iiii-, .lillee rs. The Judge, being aboal t .> i?. - _ r n i; <itiut.il
re-lilein c III file Mallei, WM lill Ul a ll\' till!.;, ll '1 With
teeny stone Kol nu al theta wen opened bat the
..iiii-i-i- in I-reel tm I'sii, a tn, - ;i grand pi.inn. e kit. (.rm
i..iii. I- imil ii i >. r tar. ii e. I iroreovei Insisted thal nil tbi io
IIIIUl I"' SLitlll'l-el. " lilli Neill C. lilt r-tillllp tile Cut, Jl)U
ki.'-.',," m .ir- a vam protest, and slam] sd nie- waa.
Tho e-i.ite ol .Ioho Nicholson, ol' Philadelphia,
who died in 1800, ls Jost emerging from thoBetwoca ?.
litigation tu whieb lt hes been Involved fOr eighty th e
. . ..ra, illili Its Tl lire.et lit.Hiv.- II).[ii ale.I in the Oipll.i ?
Court on .M.iiiiiiiy to aab o tba rtlstrlBatlra ff fl "ftf
coming from e aettlemaat ol "in- of the units, ai tao
mum linn' s i Linn againsl thia sum waa arasaaled la be
iielf of aoolhor estate vkleta la the !???-e o o. .ix mxes
lllllile liv Mr. .M.llellstlll ill IT'.' ? ililli 17!)li, p.lV.il.le li, tll
..itl.i- of Kobe ri Morris. Bul the Judge held tn.it lUe
i,..te- were outlawed and disallowed tho chUin, and tlie*
-M.ooo vi...i I-, t . .-Mi (or ili-ii-ii.ui!..ij.
OPERA AT rm: Al am:.my OF Mi sic.
.Mme. (jenter npeated las! nighl fie-r delightful
imi" intonation of / Mrs In Bellini's '.pera "I i'' tl
tani." scoring again a sn. eeaa atmilar te> that whieh
the wea early in thc aeaaoni ami thia, aotwlth-*
standing that thara wen npeated avideaeea that
lu-r voice is wearied with too eurah
singing. Ths brilliant senses in each
ii. t vieit) duly BCeseutueted and euilui-.ia.tiio
applause followed thc ""Son Verglu Vi uooon whfc h
Mme. Qerater had to repeet,and u.ei "Visa dil
etto,"aung no leas charmingly. The duetaof tao
beaeea never lacked power ima Bomen! coming
aa they < 1 i* 1 from the aaiplo organs *of Galas*! ?nd
*-ig. Cherublni, through ethel* maslen] rtfeel
would have been enhanced If the latter had baea
truer In his intonation. 8 asa tho
Irtero, aadeang, aa bc sings everything, newing
prisiuglywell,now lameutably iii. TheperferaiaBas
nt " I ? i . nots" to-iiiDiiiov ?"v*'iiiiig. n
which Hm ??. I"..id e rater, will bo h
participate, will bc Mr. Mapleaoa'a annual
i.etietit. Ou !htsoccaeion the stockholdi - ;-'l
?wine tb ir ? -1 ? i plan ami plat iud ?
nt the in :ieiie lin-.'s di iposul, beve agreed te> re
i lie-in an:i s. ml tue pm e tu Mr.Jtanl??-.'!>? ?*? l"!*
ni. nt r.-iiiinl hi- appreciation of Mr. Maplc.^ons
services bj aciuliiig hun a cheoh "j6
distribution ol ports ? ill i?? - the s.u.ie- as last weeli.
Mr. l'.oiicic.i ilf.s "(?!d Heads and V.mig
!ii;.ni" w?s withdrawn .it w.ii.i. k's I
Dight, aller trio Weaeka ff fair ii-i-ui- .-*, i"i<l
iliin eve imiK- a BOW l'lay, eiuliii-.l "PanSSja^
or Aunt Ann." vin in- pn4uead thara too
I'hi. pu. e pm,..ut, tn Lue i.ii diaooverrd anonf tba
iiiiiiim -nt old Anti, in tbe theatre, un.I it I- described ss a
UTI i- In lime .ie I.-.. Hie ci.-l nf pdt Ls 111 ll I- v le'lnee'SI
m. Mi.'iiii . .John Ullta?rt.
I'Htil.-k M.irteill... . (Irtiliepel
ll ID I
nm Mululu-.H.mi't 11wylie!te.
.Jenn ll -
. ill' I . V I?? KelWIB.
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) .u.l.l KllVOIIlorlb . A** *'
- m: . . Bea e'"i>"*u
This toelet*. which ir. now la its thirl MtMfjlj
s a Btxed rhofar al ahoet alztj Ira raassaj aaaaaaBBl
ti have been rn riii.tl laigaly froio the VsMSSBB>
lean af the ?-:t>-. paapla who, here *? aaa
is in their own eeeatrfi mt> asBaftaasas n,t
iie?ir ibivoiiun t<? asaaal awsla Ual nig*1
lue Luina i;,iM- lt* linet cou cort lu l m. ku u< H.ell. untler
.,,,? ,.f \;r j. ir.yaraan FStaa, tot BSsaaapssBi
neut* li.lUK lepalWd b> Writ. I'll.".' ut th- (III I Mill Ulld
?gi i v. i'.mi iii i.t tim arana. The jbwpbbmbs e-on
-i.i of B BBBBBSt of fiui-part li.iti',**. infr
*llh solos bf MUS liosei Mum,
iii*. A.. O. wi Jut*. Must** WiUie Bord (a

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