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FORTY-FIVE YEARS KAISER.
UNLUCKY, BUT BELOVED. THE AXXIVKUSAliY OF THE AUSTBIAX EM? PEROR'S ACCESSION, *. r.rtr.v B-OtTX amit) S-TOLVTIOXS AM) mug Ktuoa iM*i.rrS(T.-*-\ komax TIC M\nRIAM:-A DARD-WOBKIXO .MO VA nen-A LOTIXO AM) LOTAL IT-Ol-I..*.. Forty-five year'- In one business nr profesaton ls a goodly record It is an extraordinary rec? ord in thee* ot any day.*., for a sovereign. Yet thia ireeh will see it completed by tbe head of the Hapab-rg dynaety, who. forty-fire years ago next Saturday, was proclaimed Emperor of Austria. II" was n schoolboy then. He Is n white-haired veteran now. Ai-.d bis realm has c-qiially chanced from being the very cen? tral citadel of old conservatism to being the forward camp of advanced liberalism among the Continental monarchies, ills reign began amid the throes of a would-be revolution. Boon sternly repressed. To-day **<*"?* each of 'he two halves of his vast realm on the point of taking peacefully a step far In advance of the Wildest fc^lkklMb, FRANCIS JOSEPH. dreams of the men of ISIS, and a step of which the initiative has been given by none other than the Emperor himself, lt has been a reign foll of vicissitudes and full of strange contradic? tions, with none more strange than that this Apostolic King and firm believer In Divine Right should be the standard-bearer of uni? versal suffrage, and that this most loyal son of the Church of Home should raise his own hand to strike down that Church's authority and to revcr the bond3 that unite it with the State. No one probably ever sahl at the cradle of Francis Joseph that the child would be Km* peror some day or even dreamed that such would be the case. Ills father was Archduke Francis Charles, a rather colorless and In? significant gentleman whose highest ambition was personal comfort. He never meddled In politics, and indeed detested the very word, and the only time he ever displayed anything approximating to energy of spirit was when he suddenly left Isehl at the very time jvhen iAr, Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany rame thither, be? cause, as he bluntly dsdared, "he did not like the old man." So Archduke Francis Charles dawdled about the court of Ferdinand the Kind Hearted, and sent his son to the famous Theresianum College, because that was "the proper thing to do," but never looked for any higher destiny for the lad than to Join the noble army of Hapsburg Archdukes. "But Francis Charles's wife, the Prince as Sophie, was the better man of the two; a woman of great ability, 3hrewdness, determination, persuasion; probably, too, of as little conscier.ee in political matters as any trickster or tyrant of her time. ? She had great plans for her boy's future and for her own. She would make him Emperor In name while she herself would be Empress In fact. Her opportunity came when her son was elgh teen years old. The year of revolutions, lS-PS, came around, and thrones began to totter; that of Austria with the rest. The Emperor Ferdinand was as weak of will as he was saul to be kind of heart; got scared, and fled to Olmutr.. Princess Sophie repaired thither also, not in flight, but on a march to victory. Xever before was she so persuasive or the Emperor so eager to be per? suaded. In a twinkling lt was done. Ferdinand resigned the throne and crown with a silent but devout "Good riddance"! and pSBBCtl them on to the Theresianum student, who accepted them with a clamorous and lamentful "Oh, my youth! Thou art forever lost to me!" Presently peace was restored, and Princess Sophie took her boy back to Vienna and showed him to the people as their new Empr-ror. He was not much to see?a thin, pale, beardless youth with timid eyes and with the heavy underlip that ls the visible and outward sign of the Hapsburg family. There was nothing about him to inspire enthusiasm, as there would have been about his handsome and knightly younger brother, Maxi? milian, who in later years met a lamented fate In Mexico. But lt did not greatly matter. The brains of Princess Sophie, not the looks of her Bon, were the dominant factor in the problem. Having showed Francis Joseph to the people she bade him go and play while she governed the Empire. She put him In the hands of Count Gruenne, whose Instructions were to look after His Majesty's amusements, which he Interpreted to mean that he should make and keep the young Emperor the slave of the passions and pleasures of the flesh. This went on for several years; the Emperor led on from revelry to rev? elry unthinking, while his mother, with hand of Bteel and heart of stone, administered tyranny In hla name. Under her sway, reaction was the rule, revolutionists were shot like dogs, patriots fled Into exile, and every man was made to feel that there was a police spy at his elbow; and the public charged lt all to the account of Fran? cis Joseph. So one day what might have been expected happened. It was on February li- UH The young Emperor was reviewing tho army on the Schmelz. Suddenly through the throng sprang a young Hungarian, one Joseph Ll benyl; laid violent hands on tho sacred per* aon of His Majesty, struck at the Imperial throat a fearful blow with a sharp, heavy butcher's knife. Jugular and carotid would have been severed In a twinkling?perhaps the very spinal column severed; but thc point caught In the big buckle which every Austrian o.'ii ? r must wear at his throat, caught and stuck, till Count O'Donnell and some others grappled with the would-be slayer and dragged him ofT. to have his own throat circled with hemp next day. Perhaps this episode strengthened the Emperor's attachment to his Irish subjects, as witness his steadfast friendship for Count Taaffe, Certainly lt set him seriously to think? ing there must be something rotten in the State If such was the feeling of any one toward him. It would not be comfortable to go on forever enduring the odium of misgovernment which was tn hla name but not according to his will. So he began to reach out for the eceptre with bia own hands. Soon after this tragic tum In his affairs Francla Joaeph performed one of the most Im? portant acta of his life entirely on hla own responsibility. Thia was his marriage to Prln ceaa Elizabeth of Bavaria. It has been said that the match waa forced upon him by his mother, but probably without truth. His mother In? tended that he should wed Princess Helena, tbe eldest daughter of the Bavarian Duke Max, and, Indeed, fully negotiated the match. Francla Joaeph acquiesced In thia arrangement with poaafre indifference, and set out for Duke Max'.- castle to consummate the formal b trothaL On his erny through ihe park. b..f,,re hs reached the door of tho castle, however, ho saar, strolling about amid the shrubbery, a in? ti*- girl In s short drees, wheeo extraordinary beauty fixed ht:* attention and WOO his heart. Within the h. ur he ascertained that abe was Piinceas Elisabeth, a younger slater of his in tended bride, and he cancelled the engagement bis mother had made for him and vowed that h** would marry no one but the exquisite creature he had seen In th" par!:. To this Duke Mas soon save his eonr-eiit; nor did the Princess H--1- n.i greatly obj. -t. f..r she had n<.t loved the Emperor, but, on the contrary, rntlr-r disliked him. In bbl own family and among the no? bility of Austria, however, the Emperor heard nothing but rernonatrancea. Princess Elizabeth was not even the pldcsi daughter, but s younger daughter, of a pennileea duke, nnd was not by birth a "Royal Highness." To nil this the. Emperor was deaf. He vv.-is In love with the beautiful girl, and he would marry her. What was th<-. use of being Emperor if he could not? So. in April, ism, be was married, His mother and kinsfolk would Bcarcely recognise bis wife, an.l the viennese aristocracy held aloof from her. As a result, the fair yeing Empress mustered up all her pride and re? turned scorn for scorn, so that to this day she regarda all her funner enemies with icy con? descension; albeit there is nut one of them who would not long ago have given world*- to win her favor and blot out Ott memory Of those first few years of spite and intrigue. Another result was the Emperor's complete emancipation from his mother's baneful Influence, in consequence of which he presently became a liberal in poli? tics, and even something of a hero in war. lb* w.in from the hands of Tzar Nicholas the Cross of St. George, given fur great personal v.i'- r. At Novarra an.', elaewhere he shoired Intrepid bravery. Tegethofl WOO the great fight at Lissa, and the (lory of lt shone upon the Emperor. Then came a crushing reverse at Bolferlno, which s.> affected him that he wished to die, ami actually stood motionless f.>r some tinie in lbs fire .>f a French battery, hoping to be atruch down. Bul neither Bolferlno nor, in lat.-r years, the awful disaster of Sadowa Im? paired his popularity at hom.?a popularity which began wh--n he threw ofl his mother's leading-strings, and steadily Incfphsed until it surpassed that of every other European sov? ereign. There ls to-day no other ruler In Europe half so beloved by all classes of his subjects as he. And this ls a must significant fact. Fur it is only that pereonal popularity of the monarch that holds the heterogeneous empire together. The czechs hate the Germana, the Magyars bal ? the Germana, the Poles hats ihe Germana, the Italians of the Southern Tyrol hale the Ger? mans of the North, the Slavonians hate th Croats, the Huthenlans hate the Potacka. In? deed, of all the seventeen different natlonnlitiee in the empire there are scarcely two that do not hate each other. But, somehow, they nil* love their Kaiser. Even the Magyars are glad A-:. I, B?!*''5*i'-"i** '"*?? -? i''ERs?\*^f* ' i ;^x# %* / ' \ TIIK EOTREB-, to hail bim King of Hungary, and the CsSOhs have only raged because In- hesitated t.> In? formally crowned King of Bohemia with Ihe crown of st. Wena l ;;t Prague, if.- has learned to speak their sev >nte 'n different tongues, snd has won their hearts. lb- kin.ws that lt is only his own personal Influence thal holds bis t.-iiini together, and therefore he continues to wear a burdensome crown tba* otberwtae be would long ago have laid aside. He reellsea thal arter him, of a truth, will come th.- del? uge, and he ls willing t<. prolong hla martyrdom for the sake of postponing the day <.f wraih. For many a year he has longed to retire from his exalted Station, and sine- th- death of hi* only son tb.- earea and pompo of state have i..1 a hateful torture tu hln.. All this his j.pie know, and perhaps it ls this knowledge "f the burden he ii bearing f. >r their sake thal makes their love fur him su constant and so con? siderate. Mr. Chamberlain is said -nee t<, have quoted, In denunciation of the p.-.-rs of Greal Britain, "They toil not. neither do they spin." But this assuredly is not a reproach Justly to bo di? rected against the Emperor of Austria. Mo chief executive of a practical, workaday, "no flummery" republic works harder than bej no business man with a vast fortune to make OT to safeguard. Nor ls hi:- work only Ilk.- that which so taxes tb.* energies <>f thu Prince of Wales?the entertaining <.f guests, the laying of Arnerstones, the ..pening ?.f public buildings and institutions, drem parade activity and lay figure usefulness. These things he does when there ls need. But beside and ov.-r them nil Is a vast mass of real work?the work ut once Of legislator and executive, the work of the diplomat, the financier, the stateaman such as most monarchs prefer to leave to their Ministers, but which Francie Joseph Insists on doing himself, with much binning of midnight oil. Note, for example, his dulles In connection with the Hungarian Parliament. Under tb Constitution be has the prerogative of exam? ining ev.-ry proposed bm before it ls Intro? duced by a Minister. Thia does not mean simply that he ls to know Its scope and general purport, bul that he ls to have placed before him its tntire text, every sentence ar.d word. He regards this not merely as a privilege, bul as a duty, to the performance of which he de? votes himself wltii the ut most eatrnestaeaa Sometim.-s an Importanl bin will come before him, .overing seores - f printed pages. He will study it diligently, perhaps foi weeks, with fre? quent references to Ministers or other authorities. Finally lt will bs returned, with bis Initials on the lirst page, in? dicating tbnt bo approves the Introduction. of it int.. Parliament But it will not be In in Its original form, bv any means. Every p.ige will be covered thickly arith Interline? ations and marginal not.?, nnd comments, in His Majesty's own handwriting, with here und there, perhaps, answers ti his queries by some of bis Ministers. These annotations show him to be s master of the subject In hand, and itr" often of greal value in the framing Of legislation. On one bill, for example, he made a certain criticism, and then referred lt to one .of his Minist.-rs, who wrote beneath lt this i-epiy. "Tour Majesty is right. The meas? ure as propos -I would have claahed, wholly against our intention, arith aa act already i" force." Such work has th" Emperor been bestowing, for weeks past, upon the Civil Marriage MU, over which so furious a political fight has long been raging. This is .m.- ,.f ihe most Important measures proposed In Hungary for many years, and the text of the act, containing as lt does S history of marriage in its preamble, fills a large volume, which it took the Government printer two weeks to put In type. His Majesty has read and reread every line of it, and looked up innumerable authorities bearing on disputed points. He hus studied carefully the volumi? nous arguments of tbe Prims Minister and the Minister of Just!.-.* In favor of lt, and of Cardinals Belaud* and Vaaaary against it. beeldea hold? ing almost daily conferences with nil tour oon terning it. in fact, it ls seriously estimated that from the beginning of August to the early part Of November, he gave un average of five hours' hard work daily to this one measure. When we remember his other duties, many and Important, especially those connected with thc revolutionary disturbances in Itohemla, lt is evident that the Empress Elizabeth was guilty 1 t.f no exaggeration when s-he exclaimed the oih<-r dav to Cardinal Vassary: "Looh at my ].o..r husband! He has the greatest labor and anxiety of all of your1 Th.* Emperor hi - more than on ??? expressed I the fear that tbe future will know bim as ! Fran-is .i.ph the Unlucky. Perhaps "the Unready" would be a more fitting title rin.-e moat -.;' bis lib-fortune seems to save come to ! him through his own unreadiness to s. ilse oppor 1 tunltles and tb deal erith emergen les ss they ar..-.-. There ams a strange contradictoriness 'about him in 183S, when, after bis terrible ? losses, bouts Napole in made him a tempting offer ar Villafranca. The bribe would have ' ma.].- him t)).- f.f i-,.!!:i tny. .'.re! he spurned it. saying proudly, "i am .1 German Prince!" 1 Yet, in truth, there was not, and ls not, ? drop I of true Orman Mood In bis veins. Bul Oer l many trusted him, nnd presently all the States, I save Prussia, looked to him as th< "Deutsches Kaiser," as the sovereign who should restore the old Empire. Bismarck strove to check the movement with his commercial union of 1163; j but sim the hearts of the German people tur.1 , toward Francie Joseph. Bo al ihe last he summoned -iii Oermany to meei him al frank? fort, where he should be crowned Emperor. Bul lt was loo late. He had I.n unready. j Th.- opportunity was past Another chance i raine s.,,,11 after. Prussia was Buspecl d of ! false play, and all Austria Sprang Up with in ! expressible seal, ready t.. th.- Issi niau to rush ! t.. the field of battle. Had he yielded to thal l flood-tide ,,f passion, he would have been the ? leader of ? popular war thal might ha v.- over j whelmed tb.* Nortlv-ru foe. But he repress",1 it. and followed th.- traditions of Austrian red j tape militarism: and the result was Sadowa. it ls related thal In the year iv.7. after Na ! pol.ou iii bad His Interview al stuttgart with Alexander ll (which was intended t.. bring about ', a l'raiieo-l'.usslan alliance), the Csar paid a I visit t.. his first cousin, the Grand l?nk.- ,,f . suv..ny. at Wllhelmstbal, s favorite forest rest i dence of the whole family, it hud I.n settled that al the sane- time the Emperor i f Austria ? there was no "King" in Hungary then) should also p.iss a dav at the S. blo-s. privately, to en Joy the splendid Shooting In the Thining"! Wald. H.- .in so, and the two Raisers mel j in the presence of tlu-ir host surrounded by bis court Tb.- first meeting was extremely stiff ; and cold, revealing tbe embarrassment ronse | quent on Austria's hi ?ltatl >n during the Crimean I War: bul the second Interview, which bud but one witness, was abruptly opened by tbe eon of Nicholas; who, so soon ss he was seated, 1 laid bis hand on his brother of Austria's arm. 1 saying: "Will you for once be frank.' And will ! you try to know whnl you mean?" The fault, or rather misfortune, ..f Fran, is Joseph's llf-- has 1 been thal be has not always known exactly what , he meant v?-t whenever be bas Known he bas , not hesitated to do; nnd among the many sovereigns who have held sway In Europe during these forty-five years Of his reign, there Ila scarce .-ne whose place In bis country's history will be more honorable than that of Francis Joseph tbe Unlucky. A DISAPPOINTING VISSIVE, rnRFi'MKn ETV_r_0PES \itr. not always \vtt\t TIHV -KIM -.few look st that letter." said young Bummers, n* he threw s scented Bquare envelope across the cafe tab) ? ??Wini' would you think !?? find that In your letter-bos when y ni came tal > the crabf "Why," mid th.* visitor, plrklng lt np, nnd no tiiiiig th.- delicate handwriting, "I -mould think Unit Borne fulr young woman area going to Invite m.- to drink tan With her tO-mofTOW aft. r:i OH " 'I>> you know, Hint's Jual ebal 1 thought when 1 saw lt and tint's why 1 am disgusted The ether iiiudit al tie- Horea Rbow I w..s Introduced to aa awfully pretty girl Who lives up the avenue. Trw n.-xt night l mel b<r again al tbe Van Hartman's, and we had quite ? chut, ste- promlmd te Bend me ber card, i thought thi*. vhs h. irs a flhamtt** "i di. but sin- may Bend it yet; I wouldn't despair "lt Isn't ihat Ir's t?,? Idea of getting *u-*h a letter aa that inst.-.i.i of ti..-? l expect! i. Don't you s<e what lt i "' "Do v.'! areal me to r- id it?" "V'U in iv if ? i care for such thin?*. TVre i* nothing private about things thal gain <l..r.e-' under false pr- lei envelopes and feminine banda lt'* getting "it rageous thal one should al ? ?? n turn have bb hear! ml beating with viatona of pretty notea, only to tm l printed Bilpa telling y..u <.f tbe virtues of ?! ?? 1 lU I ClOthl lit ni: I the low-priced mena <>f the sew restaurant on the somer. Tn-it n..to it.firm* me Ibsl l csa have my tr..ii ..-r*. pr.- ? i regularly or a a wt k f.u ... ? aad th? oregon win eal! to get them, lan'l that n romantic im sage t> crave i ape "'ii sit ntlos In polite .- d . Insinuating guim?" A ORliT CATCR OT WHALES. From Th.- Baa Fraaclaco Examlm r. lt i.i'.ks much a ibo '. oral i n would ????? whalers turntng i >rmi ii . id ol fat nhand* tun ng whalers, li' nobodi does ..n> whaling ;? i two yeal l > corni there will be no sbertage In tie i...n>. market. Th.* i..iris Aleska salle i in >??? terday morning with Ibe n i?'it ..i ii- latory ; wh-llug Tor nearly nu but tbs I imers ll baa been an unusually poor year, bul the) made lueh ,.!i awful haul that tba record la broken all t" i i ... :i. \Vh< a the tender Jennie arrived lr- October, she bi . nt news of the . -.. hen the .it'h had aln uljr > >...I. 1 anything ever i ?? fore known. Tlc llgurei then i.-..i\ out f....:- . up isl v hale . There aaa fltlll a month ..f ii bing befori I Ice i..im. d In Ihe Areli.. out nob ime 1 , that d ii Ina thal rt nth even a hale In th. .. in would ria. up right alon imei nnd '??' mil ll Hi t . i ?? har) ? ?: "I and i ombi i In le.ith. nut they mual have ilona mei lm ..r the . rt. r..r the Alaska's n-titres, lak?-n octobst 1 0. brin^ the total catch up lo I ie asl lun lins numb, r of <???'? Ths high booh i are Ihe steamers thal wintered al )i-i*ebel Island Ihe [Jalaena. Narwhal, . Orampus and Newport which quartet hue t . I th.i.- credit L'lT whales oul of th.- a*rand lotal Captain tireen, of Ihe Alasks, rays: "The tel j la so enormous that lbs price ..r bone trill drop i . nothlna*, end ? whale thal i- ordinarily worth *.;.'*.?. won I pay i-nough lo tit oul lb* stop cheat. i H. ? thing i- certain, snd inal K with so n in) Bteamer* out Ihe sailing vessels might as well Ile up nnd save the mone) lt costi to tit out. The s.a was unusually open thia yeer, bul the wh_l?-* were scsttered, snd the light winds prevent -I Ihe Balling craft from pureeing them i-. the steam****** .oul.I Then, loo, ii... at. imers wera nol afraid to linger to the last coming oul just ahead -.f the forming le.-, nnd thereby keeping In tbe thick i ?,r th.- whales ns they began their migration south. 1 Th.- Blaughter waa greal under audi circumstances. \ Th.- Oren took twenty-sis whale*, in twenty days, ?md the Newoorl four on the nrat ja>- that Captain -ll I. .. _.... .? ???......-, I ?? Tli.J.n wus In commsn i he cums tue svRSTiTUTWS rr.ssios. From The *-.t. Louis RepuMle. TritntI?. Tenn., Nov. U. A .puer eua Involving an Intricate point >>f law will have to he decided bv the Chancellor ..: thii rhancery [>lvlslon. Pey? ton Fenelon, >.f l?ak* County, did nol care lo n*-k I his precious body bs a tare, t for Confederate bul I lets. IO he hired .M.san.ur Moh.rt.Iv as u Bubstl tute. At th" balli.- of ChickamaUfTa Mnberbl) waa 1 wounded ta tba lefl leg by a mlnle boll and made u cripple for life. \*> a compensation for his wound he applied for a pension, and though lt has I..-.-ti pending lor years his eas.- his in t been decided in bl* favor, nnd a few .lavs ngo be re? ceived notification that ba would receive I;'.,:?*.! back ;? nslon money. a soon aa Fenelon beard of this be Hied a bin in chancery to prevent th- payment of the money, . 1 .tmln** that M<.l.. i'..l was n,,t U-rtlng for hli.'i ..II. but was fighting for bim (Fenelon) and Hint as .Moil- rl.lv wm*; poid f ,r his services Ihe money rightfully belongs to hun (Fend. This bi the lirst co.- of the kind on nerd and will attract widespread attention. TRRtVMCRB .v; ai sst LiDT-TJSORM rr^-n The riiir.ifT.i Times, 'There bl on- prejudice," says an Knellshwoman now residing In this country, "thal I ba*-* had to overcome Blnce coming to America, wham was my antipathy lo spoin ."ike umi ladv-ftngers aa so ofi.-n flerved over hare witta I.Team. My associ ; lions With th.-in m.- of the iMooml ? t s.ut Lady? fingers ar.- served In all part- ,,t ???.., ,r,,|, v- ith Mehi nd usually k> by the r.-fr nan .hm.-nt.--, al funerals. nf 'funeral biscuits.' ??In the Torksblr* dales If you nre asked te ? ? .in. ml and ar.- unable t.i att.:.., thev usually -.??nd you, ivlth ii memorial card, ? piece of spongecake nnd several lady-Angers folded rn a -h.-t of black bordered paper and fastened with big black scala Ho American hostesses, u-h.-n they know thia rnusl not think lt bad taste on tbe part .-f their Bngllah guests if they decMae th. ?.? caaea." UER SAILOR* Wno seed fWSTBVCTIOB. From The Washington star. The Hydrographle Ofilea prisjiueia before long to issi:.- ? pilot .hart of th. -rrcat l.k.-s. us purpose will be not to maa* weather forecasts because that business ls covered iv ihe Weather bureau. mit to instruct the ,fresh-water mariners In sea? manship and navigation, ai present they sra sadly lacking I" roch knowledge. One proof of this feel |S that the !of.S Of life and Vessels o,| these Inl.lll'l waters ls vasily (?renter proportionately than on ,)?. ocean, "ben a lake -Teasel iM struck by a gale, -:>,* aJt-ebeovMng thought ol iboee on board of. ber Stows usually toI.- "land ni any price." Instead of unchorlii** and riding out th- storm, th.-y do what a real nullor n-nards ns tht. |?st |-..ssil.|e resort?they run her ashore nn-1 take their chances in thc breakers. That le th" chief reason why Sixteen vessel* and mtv Uv-* were lost m th- *tom 0t October 14, The unfortunate suborn hud r.o notion of the art of huii'lllng ?*? "''IP In a storm. OU has krna been a re ,..rr of mariners for i.thin* troubled waves, it hits sii.el lena or thou?an'ls <,f vessels on the e,e.? s.. far as can be aseertalned, no skipper M tha lukes has ever thouKht of u?lng lt. In till of the*.- mattel s lt I* proposal to Instrnet th freak-water tars by maana of a monthly pilot chart. BUch a publi.-atloTi. |t ??1Bt 1(<> un,lerstoo.|, haH its other-vine blank Hpace? occupied bv prlnteJ ntnarks on all sot ta of appropriate uubjerts. PROM MR GREELEY'S PEN. SOME PERSONAL LETTERS. To VARXOU8 MEI*, <>N* VARIOUS TOPICS, 1:i:vj:am,\o -j;ai;j: OUMPSBS OF THE WHITER*- MIND. poutici and pboop-hejidikg- r.r.ur.iox an*d r.r.nn.i ion, Diac-aSKO with EQUAL PACILITY. Tho followlnir letters are taken from the voluminous corresponder-oe nf Horace (ireeley, and are printed, as nearly ns possible, as he Wrote them. Some are on matters ot public moment, some about private S ff airs; but all aro Invested with the vital Interest Inseparable from the words of a unique :.t-..i commanding per I nullity. TO ITJCXRY H. ANTHONY. Ni w-Vork. NOT, Tl. IS.*.?. My Tio-tr Slr: Will yo-.i allow ire to explain my views on the subject of the submission to a direct vote of the people of the net commonly known as the .Main" law, and of all similar enactments? The fact that what i said <n this topic last Wednesday ir. your city seems to have been differently under ate 'i l.v different persons, who have given different v.-rsli.na of lt In the Journal.-, se.-ms to "require this explanation. My l.l.-a is briefly this: When a Legislature like your last, or that now Bitting In Massachusetts, having been elected with very slight and partial reference t<> the temperance question, flees lit to puss an act so thorough as th.- Maine law, lt should, or at I seat very properly night, direct a submission of ?iii law to tba people, and iirovi.iir.it that lt --ball stand If th.-y approve, and be null If they condemn lt. On tills ground I boped that ymir last Legisla? ture would, and thal the present Legislature of our ?tate and Massachusetts trill, severalty pam the Maine law, erith a proviso submitting it to the pe vi -. Tour Legislature, however, saw flt tn p:ir.-"io nrr oppoelte coors* li rejected th.* bill in every flhape, sn i thereby Itself submitted the measure to the pt opie f..r acceptance or rejection before bs paaaage, The people ai ? about to poss upon lt In ymir elec? tion al hand; and if they do peas upon it and elect a Maine law Legislature, i so- no necessity for a mihi further submission. onto in Connecticut. lutto in our ov. n state and Massachusetts, if their Legislatures, now ta session, shall i a tu to defeat the bills now before them, and thus send the ques? tion to the |.plc before instead of after the enact? ment of the law. 1 infer from the r.-marks In your city Journals that i did nol express myself clearly on this point in my hasty and acarcely premeditated ren?-.nts in your city. If, therefore, you will publish this note you will add to tbe obligation of yours, IIOHAPK ORBELBT. II. H. Anthony, es-j.. Editor Providence Journal. ? TO JOHN* SCOVITT.n. Kew-Tork, April tt, un? ify P.'ir Mr: Your b-iier of the pith has Just lo hand. Its mildness of tone and Irra? tionality if tenor seem to demand some notice on my part i. foo complain that the Romaatete are catted Catholics In Th- Tribune, \vhut .:?. you my to calling Hunter and Wise and Butler, of s. c., Democrats, a*< distinguishing them from PJew irl. Hale, Corwin and myself? In my Ju.lit menl thia ls B cross misnomer -as bad as could Ih- and yet I give them the name by which they have cl.a t.. be designated, without nt all aftirm Ing or denying its relevancy. I -i i not Bee how I could act on a ..iffer.nt rib- with regard to re llgtoufl il-nominations. I might further say that I think your Church holding to Apostolic sue cesslon, snd Bplseopal order, and constaaUy losing Mta i ? distinguished champions lo Popery eon with least nason complain of tbe appropria? tion of th- Cathi Ile nam- by Romanista; but that ls foreign lo my action In the prim Issi . ,*ou see RI t. presume thal "Popularlfjr is tl? ?* your itnv) great aim." and ther-upon .1 Bin constantly defying public s-nti ment, t-onservatlve Instincts and estab' ll hi d convict -li. -.iiig or alienating all those -iii., would naturally be my beat Wenda My dear "ir. if mea are taught lo reason thus in your Church, lt I" quite certain thal I shall never be il.le to lippi, .lat. ? Us doKUias. It .!?--> s-.-m to 111" th..r you ought to presume me wlae enough to iee the charity l extend io nov l aad unpopular opinions nol lend I i secure me wealth or fain- ..r power ..r populsiity, but th- reverse. No man knows bet? ter tiun I do that "nil the kingdoms of this world" ? ? , be acquired by Ju-t tbe oppoalte course fr..tn ll i ,. - n to pursue by cottoning to what? ever ls establl bed ami popular, and i it. med by Ute wealthy and powerful, snd waning upon nov *? I ties and Innovations, I think 1 understand the philosophy of success as w-ll as you do, and Bee v. t \ ii \a that "the Son of Man ha.I not wier.- IO !.i\ hi- head" In an nu- ami country which honored Un . ri,..r- and Tib rlus Caw ir. But I think I ? m.-thiin; better worth living for ? , r.: i ... i; i! power, popularity and rich's that Hod's tt-.itis i" *-tiii to be aoughl among the lowly. I and ti.utcast and thal whoso wUl Brrve .; "i and bless man must be esteemed ex? it -i\ .i men of your stamp regard**] Jwua of Nas ir' tn eighteen c. nt'iri.? ago, namely, ns a young n. I, ..r i.u- abilities, high courage and blameless ll,-, who mlghi do vast k.I lt' he would only ul mdon hil radical notions and low associations, i.i ; conform t" ihe orthodox creeds and conserva? tive Instln. ts of his lime To mt the stable an.) the mangs-r timi sheltered th- Inf.mt Savior arc nol dead, I- .l.t'l records of what has been, bul the la ... .. iiuih ihat ls vital and Impressive to? day. t I have r..v> r assumed to net ns "umpire" be iv ? n warrina; *>ci ?>. All i determine ls what course I | ur ind i isl to all ..ii m. part, lt is m) duty to be trw .'atholl.-, which requires ot me s larger .haiti and more comprehensive frith thin either Sice ??! Trent ever dream-.1 of. Briefly, my Catho? lic t"burch embraces all those who truly love (Jod mil liv- to enlighten and ierve th-lr fellow men, ii., matter whether Ihey believe the thirty-nine ur t i.sics or the decrees of Trent, or never heard of either 4 I beg you to nssure your Whit- church hreth r-n thal whenever they shall esteem The Tribune worth less t.. them than Ibe money lt cost to them I shall be better pleased by their stopping than by th-lr continuing lt. I nm worn oul with editorial labor, and shall hall with loy the day when I may honorably icllin|<ilsh lt. Tours, HORACE GREELEY. John Scoville, esq., Morristown. To II. P. DIBTZ. New-York. December !7. is.*.i. I d.-in't like y.ur second letter, which I did not receive sooaer because of my a has nos in Ohio. You ar- too full of deference. The tirst leeson of a sainty life is Brif-reepect I think lt v.-ry probable you mlirht prove a geod reporter, and will commend you as such to our elly editor. Mr. OtttBBOU, should you come here; but I cannot attempt lo overrule him. ile is re? sponsible for his department, and could not be lust Iv h. ll so unless be bud full liberty In the choice of his subordinates. I think I shall never Bdvtas any man to rome lo this div, lu view of th> suffering which now prevails. Should you resolve to come here on your own motion, about the Mth >.f April should Snd you hera You must take your chance of Btarvtng if you come, As io proof reading, I think a firat-rete proof reader ...uii always nnd ? place In our concern within a month, nut the place requires far mora than you can learn; lt requires an universal knowl sslge of fac'as, nam**, and spelling. 0>> you happen to know offhand thai Stephens, of Georgia, spells hi* name with a ;.h. and Htevens, of Michigan, with a v in the middle'.* Do you know that Slot, of Massachusetts, bus but one I In I.ls name, while Elliot (lately In the Mouse from Kentucky), has two? l?o you know tbe politics and prejudices of Oliver, of Missouri, and Oliver, of New-York, re? spectively, so weil thut when your proof say* "Mr. Oliver" al.I so and so In the House, voil know whether to Ins.-rt "of Ho." or "of ti. Y." ift-r hi* nam-'' Would v.boose lo strike oul ?vf \i-.." and put in "of \. V," If you perceived the speech taking i. patti.-ular llrection respecting slavery, which shows that lt llin.-'t lie wrongly attributed In tbe telegraphic dispatch? My friend. If \ou are ind.I qualified for a first-rate proof i.a.|i-r. or cnn easily make yournetf so. you med never f> ar. nut don't fane- tne talent and knowl? edge required for a mere Secretary of State, presi? dent, or any such trust win be sufficient. Yours, H. P. Diets, Esq HORACE GREELEY. TO THREE POLITICIANS. N-w-York. May 9. IST-O. Oentlesaen: 1 hive yours <?f the Mb, for which i thank you, though I shall probably not attend Vour convention. I aaa, as you doubtless know, not a fluent nor tffectiva speaker, and it cannot be |n ter.-stlni? to any one to hear mc compound ont commend the RepuMicas nmvsssent, since they eu nmre easily acquaint themselves with my Steers on that subject by reading. What I should desire to say If I were with you ls substantially this: The I'.-publlcan movement Ih defensive, not aggi ami se. eoeeervative <>f freedom, rather than destructive <>f slavery: and its hu.-c.-s* -.sill be not a loiiniinmation. but b Klorlous begin? ning. (This country ought to be. and yet will be, cleared of sta very; but the tirst practicable m.?!> ls ti .nop tba progress and extension of the evil. In thia it-;, all nu- conservatives, g|] be? liever;; in ti e doc tin ra ot .mr Revolutionary fathers ought to unite. When till*, has been successfully tak.-n other Steps will naturally follow, from which some eonoervatlvee aili probably recoil.) -,,,t ,,? make our platform BO broad sud liberal that all who stand for public faith may come to the aid of thoa.* whose animating purpose la the extension of freedom; and Lt ua, by proving our capacity to win one victory, open th<* way for winning many more. Yours. HORACE OKKELKY. Messrs. William M. Chace. Samuel W. Peckham, \\ Ingate Hayes, I'.-ovld-nce, R. I. AS TO TIIK 00LUBCTIOM OF ELECTION* RE Tll'.N's. Tribune Cffice. Oct. 22, ISM. I lindSIBlBlSI "Tbe Sun" to object, very properly ui: let the clrcumstancea to come Into the arrange? ment propose.). Should lt proceed, therefore, lt ls te be ubderetood that ail the advent ages and all the espeases of tba undertaking are to be shared by ail th.- aeeecJated papers, excluding "The Sun." I think lt will le dea_rabia to ko Into some fur tber ? Spense than hitherto with regard to city re? turns, and not to the extent of employing a col? lector for each election district. In a part of the city that would bs expedient, but not In the whole. 1 do not think anythln-*' can be done with the police. In the first place, the captains have no rli-ht to detail their men for prlvatp business, for which extra pay would be expected. Next, their attention could not DO count'd on. A riot or other requisition for service in one ward or the care leeaneea of a tipsy man mi_ht upset tho whole ar? rangement. The suggestion of "The Express" that tbe re? turns be all received originally by Mr. Craigs ls correct with respect to all that may be received by telegraph, and ls assented to. With regard to city and Hrooklyn return*. lt ls not so practicable. To send tVm ail lo Hanover-st. would Involve ne dlese delay and expense, and would probably caUBS the loss of one or more returns. To hire a room apart from all the ollie-*- I trill assent to If Insisted on and a suitable room can be obtained. Hut 1 would rather offer a room In our omeo ea r?r???-.-? Iy s.-t aneri for this purpose, accessible at all time*, to Buen person as <-ich establishment should depute to receive the returns, who should be en? titled to claim and obtain them immediately on receipt. Why ls not this Satisfactory? We can get 'h.-m in so quick and cheaper than otherwise, and the room In question would belong for the night to the Associated Pren, Ihe same as If In the City Hall. l? is, of course, understood that, In eas- of such arrangement, for each ellice to receive its own returns originally; The Tribune in not to be held responsible lo ilellvi r them at tba several otiic-s. Respectfully, HORACE GREELEY. ONI* THOUSAND DOLLARS INVOLVED. Ei v.-York, December 27. USC About th? isf of .inly last, ss I was leaving Washington ('Itv. fl draft for Sl.WM on A. Hunt, trensurer of th? Ivs Ifobtrea Improvement ?'om pany, was placed In my banda arith instructions io draw and rec.-ive the amount, in case a draft for a similar sum should be drawn on HM by some one In Washington. Two or three weeks afterward 1 ro i -ivi-1 advices of such fl draft on nie. and thereupon called upon th.* treasurer and naked him If he ema Instruct..| to pay flUch a draft. He said yes, In tlmatlng his knowledge that lt waa not for my b.-n- ut. He accordingly paid th.* draft for a like an-.unit drawn on in-. Thi'. ls the only pecuniary transaction 1 ever had with Ihat company, and 1 never derived nor expected to derive, nor was promised any pecuniary or personal advent?ge therefrom. 1 was never a stockholder in said com? pany, nor In any way emploved by lt. HORACE QREELEY. l'.l Nassau-st., N. Y. TO THE HON. TRUMAN SMITH. N.w-York. May 6, ISM. Dear Sir: Mr. E. I*. Cheney informs me that yon have eoneented t-> act a-, arbiter between r?-o and Mr. Siia- K. Cheney, on whom behalf a ctahta is Bet up against ni" bv the former. I thank yon heartily for having done ?.. As I can get no time to appear before you prior to my departure on Mon duy for the West, allow me to make as clear a statement as I can of all the facts, which ls all * propose to do In the busineso. 1. In l(?.'-5 Mr. *"tlas K. ('heney was owner of one -hare In The Tribune Association, lly our rule.* tills gave him a right to purchase any share that mitht be offered for Bale In preference to any but another owner of u sini;'.' share. 1 wanted to s?*ll tare shares to Mr. Bbsa H. Fay. who had long been one of our writers. I offered them accordingly at amABA, Mr. I" 1*. (heney, on behalf of his brother, S. E. Cheney, proprietor of one share aforesaid, nottfled nie that he would take one of thfc two.shares I offered. Ko other owner of S slm-le share mak Ing a like offer, I was obliged to accept Mr. I'h.-n-y's. 1 When he r-m" down to take said share he wis wholly unable to make the payment. Tinnily, bj getting nie to lend bim EM (which he duly paid) and o'.itnlnlng my Indorsement to hts own note for $2.">"i at twa yean (which he thereon got dis i .ir t-l by a farmer In Lichfield), he was enabled to make a sort of payment. Of course I refused to traaefer tbs flhare on this sort cf payment, nor did he wish me to do lt. In urj-lng m* to my r.-lui-tant Indorsement of his note BS assured me tli.it ti.- would take care of lt at maturity, and that I should have no more trouble on his account. This wus In May or June, UB, I allowed him to luke tba dividends (which w.re largei on this share stan.Unit In my nume on his BBBUIBIU1S that my liability for him was nominal merely. :t. In .lune, 1K.-.7, he cume down to get money to bay for a tract of land In Litchfield which be had Just bought for $t.l'?>. Nothing would do but that I should let him have EM of this money. I told him WO were on the verge of a terrible erl*:*-, thu! I had no HBflney to lend; that The Tribune aeeded all I had. etc., but nothing would answer but tbe money, and i let him have it. i-\>r EM h.* gave ni" his note at fllzty or ninety days; the other IMS, he said, would sui. I.- be met by a dividend ..f BM per share to be declared la July. But July Came S-d We could orly divide $1'*) per Share (and ought not to have divided any). I called on him for tbe balance, but he COUld Hot. at lea"', old not, pay lt HU long afterward. The $.'e<> note i,e Iel go to protest, aad never <ti'i pay lt. 4. Thus I stood when hlfl two years' note for COM, Indorsed by me, came near its maturity in June, K*. I saw that he wat. golnji to let his note ?io t.> protest, or compel me to borrow it With his 1800 protest-.I note In my hands. 1 did not ?wsh to be further complicated with one so unable or mote liable. go 1 sold a snare of The Tribune stock for ikjuo to suable me to meet this 0.QM . I thereupon notified the holder that Mr. S. B, . h. ii. v. the draw.r, bad S right to pay this note: that if he did so, very good; if not, I would, but I could not be xx. party to Its r.-newal. The note being in the Mich-eld county Hank, I seasonably forwarded to the cashier thereof my certified check for B.12S (principal, Interest and V> to cover contingencies) and n."it;-l him that If Mr. Cheney should lift the note, well an.l *??...>_; If not, I Wanted to pav lt. and th. re was the money. Just at this time, ut the very last gasp, Mr. S. E. t'heney :u-nt down ii new note for me to indorse twith his protested note for $T>.*? then lying on my hands for months), and wanted m.- to Indorse this io take up his other t$''.i**Jl note with. Of cour?e. I didn't do it. Of course, be didn't pay the MMe: and of course 1 did. And thereupon I considered lila claim to th.* share* whi.-h ha hi..i purchased but not paid for forfeited bv bis own act. and notified him that be was ready to Hettie. He cam.* down, but would do nothliuc. At tirst be Insisted he would have thc share; that he would somehow pay for lt. I told him he was standing In his own light; that he could do better than take the share; that I was willing to pay him MM. which was at bent his full due. to bs Square with him. and be could buy another share, OBS of McEVuth's tuk.-n by L. !". Lawrence on account of a loan for ti.'S*). and thus do better than to take mv share as li- wanted to. He went off on Ibis, without :<i-ttlin,-<. bought the McKlrath share for WJBB, partly en credit, and drew on me lu mv abs.me for (h.- $vm I had offered to pay to be even with him. Mr. Sinclair (whom you can consult If you choose) supposed this draft was drawn in pursuance of mv ofTcr Ul settle?that lt was an ac? ceptance or notification of my offer -aad paid the money. I told him when 1 returned that this was wrong?that s. I". Cheney, having not the money, would nm send the receipt. Ha fell sure i was wrong, and wrote al once f >r the receipt, but none cam-, and none has come to this day. Instead of lt 1 have to meet this claim for Something, 1 can get no account fruin them, and am now tryln-.,' to defend myself agalnet a claim of money dud which i am not permitted to see. Here ls my statement of tbe account: Dr. eioo loo* too ii. (Jr.'i.'v t.i s. E. Chess* Dr. June lS.-.O. By rash paid. I n I 1 ii il 1 ti | pr.inil-.virv mite nf MOO laid uft.-rv.arJ ten url un Ile iiiii (lietel parrhast tt a abate iii Tba Irili'ini' -aaoflaUea S1.BC0 El ?"? year's int>-. BSt un sets (? S2,0pQ mses by s. E. C.. BM hillel-el aai taken up hy II. .. . 120 Interest aa *l..*?\> never uild. f-rx) aforesaid fruin June, '"Hi. to Jun.-. '*.; . . 1P."> ?.'Ucney's drat-,. SOO Int.-r.-'t ..ii s-fiOO <>f clo., mule lase, '7j7, BJ, 100 to July, 'OS. tt *.l.77.' Ralnm-i* |K,n.***tlv due ll. U., throe hundred and llilrlv doll ii*.S330 03 Hut here I*, the mot I made out the ncconnt on which I offered to settle with Mr. Cheney iaHt summ.-r; Basking an account of the dividends on my share received by bim, but considering that hl* share bad virtually been his since his contract to buy lt in Uti: h. r.. Cheney t.. ii. Oisslfl/. nr. For n.ife draw ii hy S, I'.. Os, Indorsed ind polcl hr ii. Q. .?..-?????..w.ooo S. V.. Clion-v to H. ii liv dividends aa The Tri ic- akara afore. said betsagtns to ii. ?'. I-Ut Ull-'Mlll.'ej tl) S. E. C., and never paid for, July, laio. Januari, 1?,*,7 . Joly, ia*7., June, 1857, bv rash l.iit in iiilj,i,.e. t.i advance ot dlvldaets a ferr-ald . Bv nut** to s. V.. c. mid pN,tesi,<l aaa never |, lid. Uv .aili paid mi 8. i-:. Clieni-y'a draft.. One roar** lnt-r.-t (ii ditto paid by ll. i.. "lS_ llv (ash lent hv ll. '?? t' s K C, June, '07. __f Om rsar-s int.r.-.r aa *.*.(*? ..f do."" "SJ liv uniount nf .s. 17. t'li.'ii.-yN draft, p<,|j ? ??? '.VJ bv S. Sinclair for ll. V.. ?' T..'.l Credit, 3$ 800 nv SUM nf tin* Ssw bstfowal bv s. rn r ?*__. ?.*i7. rennlil at sundry tln.es. " ' ''lne' By fi-.'O allowed for board ,.f ('?;"m."cii;.,;,.,.. ??;!*} nv (ba Ussrs ifetflflflbl nvertoa to li. u. hy'ftt! 3,'.?00 Sd, SSS re Mc had M. v dm -esses lunr.-saia ravstios to li. q. _?___; uro to BBS hy g. Bj, (J. "' SSS* Total May' ("heney, fl, in full of all demands up to this date. HORACE GREELEY. IM Nassau-st. Thls receipt is deposited with Mr. -smith, to be rendered S. E. Cheney or his ag?-nt, on the fulfil? ment by Mr. G. of the term* of the award of Mr. -smith, whatever they may be. H. G. Hon. T. Smith. _ CONCERNING MME. JT'MEL. New-York. February ".2.. 1830. Dear Slr: Mme. .lumel. whom Aaron Burr mar? ried late In life, formerly lived In the upper part of this city, near Waahington Heights, and I presume she still doe*. I never knew her. and can scarcely tell how you might lind her: but James I'arton, who wrote Burr's life, liven In Hrooklyn, and I presume know* where ?he I.s. I think a letter sent to him, care of K. Honner. publisher of "The I.^-riger,** would reach him. Yours. HORACE GREELhY. Owen H. Peck, sag., Boston, Mass. TO MR. ROBERT BONNER. (Private.) Tribune office. Oct. 1. 18JL My Dear Slr: T write to make not a request, bul a suggestion, which requires no answer. I have for a good many yearn been tn the fre? quent receipt of letters from strangers, mainly young persons and people In debt and difficulty, soliciting advice and sometimes more tangible aid. To most of these letters I have given a hurried response, nnd that ls the end of them. But as the questions considered In these responsee are eminently practical an.l of constant occurrence, I do think portions of some of these letters of advice. If recoverable, mlaM afford useful hints to persons who may hereafter be in like circum? stances of embarrassment or perplexity with those of my successive correspondents. What I have to request is this: If I should die before you, as ls probable, lt may be well for yon to advertise for these letters of mine, stett? ing that you propose to publish some of them, with portions of others, so far as they may seem to have anv practical value, and that you are fully authorized bv me to solicit the loan or gift of my letters to this cliss of correspondents, with a view to such publication. If you should think lt necessary, you miiv print thi* note, or any part or lt. as your warrant for rn ik'ng the requeue Try to get the original letters not copies, so as te print, should yau And an.thing worth printing, what I r.-ally said, not what some transcriber mav have mistakenly suppose.l I said. And If you should be able to recover even a fourth of the lctt.-rs of this class I have wrlt-en. I am sure you may glean therefrom som- runts that you will deem worth printing. And, If nol, the enterprise of col? lecting these l.-tters need not be an expensive one. V. urs, HORACE GREELEY. Robert Bonner. Esq., Editor "ledger," City. TO JOHN H. STEVENS. New-York, August 18, ISM. My Dear Slr: It ls now some two years and a half since I accepted an Invitation to visit Min? nesota and speak to ber farmers at her State agricultural fair?an Invitation which gave me pl-asure in the reception and still mere in antici? pation of Hs fulfilment. 1 am still anxious that my life and the patience of my friends In Minne? sota may both hold out until I can be permitted to fulfil that engagement. But those I (with all respect to others) most wish to meet wh>n I shall visit your State are to-day In th.- National armies, braving exposure, fatigue, privation and death for the life of their country. 1 begin to grow old: I shall probably never traverse your State but this once, nnd I want to be nt leisure to do lt with win- delibera? tion. But still more do I wish to meet and thank the noble Mlnnesoti-ins?no matter where they wera born or what have been their past affinities with or antipathies to me?who have consecrated their lives and th-lr country's salvation. You probably have noted that I have not nlwaya felt so sanguine of a happy Issue from our present trials as many if not most other loyal Americans have done. 1 have too often feared that disloyalty at the North would complete the ruin plotted and Inaugurated by open treason at the South. It ta possible, therefore, that I enjoy the brighter pros? pect* that have recently opened before us moro keenly than those who receive them as a matter of course. I now feel more ttuui hopeful that the re? bellion will be put down and the I'nlon preserved. But the struggle ls not yet over, nor ls thv result absolutely sure. And. so long as th-re ls anything to be done or to be feared on this fide of the I'nlon, lt seems to in- that my post, whether of duty or of danger, ls here, more especially while the greatest menace and now most imminent peril of the National cause ls that of Noithern defection and hostility rather than of Southern treason. Let me once more, then, beg the farmers of Minnesota to have patience with me, and to excuse my absence from their fair this autumn. In the sanguine hope that the next summer's sun will smile upon our country, reunited, peaceful and secure, and that 1 may visit you next autumn In the hope of meeting many of the heroee of our great struggle, safely returned from the bivouac and the battlefield, rejoicing In the grateful appreciation of their countrymen, and In the proud endearments of their happy wives and children. Yours. HORACE GREELEY. John H. Stevens, esq.. Secretary State Agricul? tural Society, Minneapolis, Minn. RECOMMENDING A COMPOSITOR. New-York. July 16, IMS. Friend Johnson: This man ls a compositor, bone In India, last from Panama. He ls needy and wants work. Couldn't you get him a chance to set tvpe In The Independent or elsewhere'.' I beg yon ti> consider what can be done for him. HORACE GREELEY. Oliver Johnson, Indepen.l-nt. I ADVICE TO A MAN TO AVOID DEBT. ' ! New-York, June 5, I860. ' Friend Williams: I received to-day your check for $1,000. I was glad to get lt?equally glad for your sake as my own. I hope to hear at no dis? tant day that you owe no man a dime. If I were In vour place I not only would speedily get out of debt, but would stay out evermore, you have been lucky for the last year; I trust you will remain so. When you arish to renew your notes, as you pur? pose, just cull on Mr. Sinclair, who does all ray business and has th.- notes at hand In the office. He tried to suggest that I made u mistake In lend? ing you, but he did not know you as well aa 1 did. I have to consult you on business soon. I wish von would look lr. for me at the Matson Doree aa you go down on Friday. If late, stop at my den. Cooper ln*-tltute. Yours, HORACE GREELEY, I. T. William'", esq., SO Broadway, city. TO MR. JAMES BROOKS. New-York. July lt, 18G& | Mr. .Tames Brooks: In your journal of this afternoon I find the fol* lowing: As I am the Editor of The Tribune, and am not conscious that I was ever "kicked" or "cuffed" In my life, certainly not "for lying" nor of even any charge of that vice, I will thank you to explain, charge or mat vice, i will thank you to explain or Justify the above assertion. Holding lt far worse to be proved a liar than to be falsely ac? cused or personally assailed as one, 1 shall not In any case seek to inflict further or other punishment on one who calumniates me than such as ls Involved in his exposure to public reprobation. HORACE GREELEY. Mr. James Brooks, Ed. "Express." Mr. Judd: N^-York. January 4, 1867. I have your note of December 30. The matter to which you refer was Inserted with no thought of or reference to you. In order to help a lady struggling with adversity. It was, of course inserted In the full belief that lt was true; and yoi,' will pardon my r-aylng that ymir naked contradic? tion s not sufficient to overbear that belief Should you wish to make a statement of yous-' side of that case, the columns of The Tribune aro at your service to the same extent that they were voluntarily yielded to Mra. J.'a statement YoureT n n T..,-i x- ti HORACE GREELEY, O. B. Judd, New-Haven, Conn. a___?_-* . OBJECTS TO TITLES, New-York, August 10, ISO. Theodore: ^^ Your paper last week says that I objected ta the brief "Hon." while a member of Congreaa. I dil not I submitted to that handle for convenient*. :ake. But when 1 left Congress, my term h_vtr?2 "'"i'l'T1;, Is_Hd ask that - Hhould V hencetoSf call.-d by the name my parents gave me I Jw* want to figure before the public, but vou mal _??_ time have a chance to set thia righi: Youra * To Theodore Tllton._ "? G??ELBT. j IN PRAISE OF A BOOK. New-York. Nov. SO, i8t? Frlend Tllton: I hope some one (or more) win write for "The InUependent" about Antoinette* book, for lt ls really a great one. I have wrlttea ;_hMt,y. ar[-c1'- which I send herewith, and bona you will print next week. Make lt editorial if von choose and change lt to your liking; but Jee that the book have some recognition next week _t_t bettor to criticism afterward. Yours. ' *** Theo. 1 ilton. esc*. HORACE GREELEY. HE WANTS THE TESTIMONY. New-York. Jan. ?, 1S7S. Dear Slr: Very grave misrepresentations of my testimony before your committee having obtained ?_-_1'>&r-?J w.lli ,httn*_you to direct your Btenogra teht??-f_,._i,"",l' me thi* 8maU P?r?on 0' ? ?W ?-uin-M_tet ?>.or a*tect9 Meeare. Eastman and hw lng. Assemblymen from Dutchess County. ttirn' to a _ _. __ HORACE GREELEY. Hon. W. A. Buckingham, Chairman, etc. TO J. J. STEWART. New-York. April 14, ttfl Dear Slr: I thank you for yours of yesterday. L*__l__l r,-Lht ,t0 om,t Hoi-lee's letter, at pree? ns ^eTwoSd _setrnirr? u?p get "nom'?*ted- ?*? sb?v/??u pS?tcte-o_-" ter^ & yrwr?ra ? Tattl QC.an wUh wh*t y?u ?lve me. Yours. J. J. Stewart, eec,. , EL ORBS-JET,