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I TirE SUN, FRIDAY, MAY 81, 1872.
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Pam Sfearplsy'a Jllaalrela-ssj Hrtlf,
HI. Jiail 1 hf lr-MEsy'l N. HISrlB.
1t I'nstor'a Optra Itause-Vsslts o.rii. Msi.-tf.
tsl.n Square Tfcratre-lts Win r.sllr.
V I'allatk's TWatre-lbims Tb. trllh.
XVsod's Vliram n llanj. slstlsss.
I The Desperation ul (.runt's Supporters
in CotiKress.
The determination of (it'll. finANT'9 Mip
liorliTs to resort tn tlio most desperate
inr-usures to necomplMi Ills rcl'lection Is
shown by their attempt to revive mid cou
1 1 1 1 1 1 o lu force till next Mutt'li tlio Ktt-KIti.x
law, mill to enlarge the seono of tlio bayo
ni't election net. Jly Its terms tlio former
' Mlred with tlio close of tlio present session
Df t'oiiffrcss. It win no phtlli tlmt tlio llltl
mulo object of Its originators wus to secure
through Its iirovl.loiis a sccouil term for
Quant, that u siiniiicnt number of Imlo
puudoiit Ucpubllcim Senators nud Iteprc
cutntlvc wus found to Insist upon incor
porating Into tho bill the limitation above
A strenuous effort has been mndo by tho
henchmen of tho President to continue
this net till tho elo.o of tlio present Con
gross, llut this brazen, shameless nttempt
to elotho a candidate for the Presidency
' with tho power to suspend the habeas cor-
pus, to arrest and Imprison his opponents
nt will, and practically to try them at tho
drum head for presuming to prefer tho
Farmer of Chappaipia to tho Dictator of
the White House, proved to bo too strong
n iloso for some twenty Congressmen, mid
bo the scheme, temporarily at least, broke
flown, though Gen. Grant himself has
been at tho Capitol doing his best, In Ills
clumsy wny, to force It through.
1 We honor tho pluck perhaps It was
only n wise regard to ooiiscipicuccs which
Inspired theso twenty Republican mem
ber to resist this effort to dagroou them
Into tho support of this measure. Replete
with powers liable to abuse, and ritunlng
counter to well-settled constructions of
tho Constitution, the Kti-Klu.x law was n
dangerous stretch of authority ut nny
lime. Hut to confer Its kingly powers
upon n President who Is a candidate lor re
election would bo to the Iiul degree eliiiluc
I less titnl Infamous.
Tho Ku-Klux scheme bavins broken
down, the minion of the President then fell
back upon mi attempt tncxtcntl the reach
of tho bayonet election law. (Jen. IIl'tlcii
tried to Introduce tho bill for that purpose
Into the House, railing In this ho nisheil
'with It over to tho Semite mid got Mr.
Ktixoun, tho Illinois carpet-bagger, who
affects to represent Louisiana, to introduce
It there.
1 The uiiiln pioW.-iuiii of tlio existing bay
onet law, of which wo have had some ox
piTieneo '-i this metropolis nro applicable
' only to cities and towns which contain
more than twenty thousand Inhabitant.
This net Is utterly at war with all our old
fashion? d Motions of conducting elt'otni.
ItlsltupiUltorlnl, meddlesome, arbitrary,
nud unjut, placing every ollleer of elec
tions uud every voter in such cities and
towns nt the mercy of tho United States
Courts, and a set of supervisors, commU
doners, and special marshals appointed by
those courts, all Imckod up mid Mistalned
by tho bayonets nud Gntling guns of the
regular army.
Hut this new ntnendatory bill which
Giiant ndvUed, mid IU'tlku drafted, and
Kei.uhio introduced, extends the opera
tion of tlio original net to every county,
town, and election district of tho Union,
rubjeetlng the wholo voting population of
t tbo United States to the supervision and co-
civlori of (lie catnips of the President, tii .1
I nud military.
Tho proposed law gives the hireling! of
the candidate of the Philadelphia Conven
tion the power to oveihiiul till records of
Btato tribunals, to examine everybody's
naturalization papers, to superviseall regU
' tmtton lists, to spy Into everybody's ballot,
k to pull judges off the bench, to send voters
to tho guard house, mid generally to lulllct
(lues nud imprisonment upon nil who will
not quietly submit to just so much es
, plottage and oppression as these satraps see
( lit to mete out to men who refuse to vote
for Ghant.
We will not attempt to point out all tho
Iniquitous provisions of this bill and of the
net which It Is Introduced to amend. That
It Is brought forward solely In tho Interest
of OiiANr'u reflection Is boldly nvo wed by
Uio desperate men who originated It. That
It betrays tho alarm which has taken pos-
losslon of GluNT'ii beneficiaries lu Con
H press is clearly apparont. That It will fall
to become u law wu would fain believe.
Of ono thing, however, tho supporters of
this measure, and of Its kindred Iniquity,
Ihe Kii-Klux law, mny bo a-miml. If
slther. i tliu pending bills. bMmiL'to law
by tho approval of L'lvsses iS. G han't, can
Shinto for President, an Indignant people
Will defeat hltn In November by u majority
that will be memorable lu the political
history of this country.
His Mend is Level.
With a curious pervetlty uol easily ne
counted for, certain papers Insist upon
connot'tinc; Mr. At'nusT Bklhunt with the
ll'orld in its injudicious and untimely as
saults upon IIoii.ue Gnr.ui.isv; and some
Sf them go to the length of holding him
rcspoiislblo for the ccn iitiieltles of that
Journal, This Is erroneous nud unfair,
ilr. Hklmont, u discreet, tagucious poll
IB Hclan, who thoroughly comprehends the
tltuation, and is animated by the mo-i
IB patriotic impulses, feels that the material
prosperity of the country, us well as the
VB lability of our Institutions, demands the
H I'.xpulhloii of the Giiant dynasty from
H power. He does not forget lloiiAcn Giiki:-
i.kv'h life-long opposition to the Dcniocru
i y, but he Is willing to overlook all that in
HB I'liiisldeintlou of the overmastering ucccs-
BH tity for a change of administration, feeling
Bf li'stircd that the will of the people, us ex-
Bk piOM'd through their ltcproientntlvo."
BB In Coujjtcs, will iusplro tho coin -I-
BBJ of tho Kxeculivo so far tu the policy
flB of the Goverunieut is concerned. We
BBK run huve neither tranquillity nor good
Bfl neighborhood so long us tho doctrine ul
BBBj hate and revenge Is enforced by the cm-
BB trill power, Giunt'h system looks to the
BBJ ierpotual degradation of the ro-ivtaMi
BBJ portion of the Southern pcnjilii as a iuciiiis
BBJ of maintaining the rule of the cui'iet-biu-
BBb fieis for his own personal beucllt.
BBP " In view of this state of things, Mr. I1ki-
BB wont Is prepared to cocipeiato with all
BBJ men nf like pymp ithics, Irrespective ot
BB joimu uiinmtlens, in eider to iclustuto
I good order, honesty, and economy at
Washington and throughout tho nation.
He perceives what Is obvious to ovcrybody
but Dan Vooiuiees nud tho H'orhf, that
tho only feasible mode of defeating Grant
mid putting nil end to the relgu of Imbe
cility nud corruption Is for tho Democrats
to adopt tho Cincinnati euudidutes,. disre
garding all preexisting points of differ
ence. With the Government In the bauds
of honest mid competent men, there will
bo no difficulty In iigrcelng upon such
measures as may bo required by the con
dition of tho country.
I'avorltlMii in the Navy.
President Giiant bus nominated to the
Henato Admiral J a. Mrs Aldun to be con
tinued In command of tho Kuropeiin
squadron. Al.UK.v Is a retiied officer, his
period of active service having terminated
nniler the law more than two months ago
by his reaching tho ago of sixty-two years.
There l, however, an net, pased lu ISfll,
during the war, when the need for naval
ofllcers wns wry pressing, which allows the
President, with the advice and consent of
thoHcnntc, to put retired olllceis In com
mand of ships mid squndious; and It l
under this act that Gen. Giunt Is endeavor
ing to keep Ai.ukn lu a position from which
lie should long since have been withdrawn,
Blnco Admiral Paiiuaout gave up the
command of the European squadron it lias
been held In succession by threo distin
guished officers before Aldenj but every
one of them has been compelled to resign
it by tho arrival of his age for retirement.
In Auiun's case, however, the President
desires to muke an exception by allowing
him to retain this very desirable post, For
this there Is no reason In tho record of Ad
miral Alijen, and the only excuse for It Is
that such Is President Giiant's good pleas
ure. Buch favoritism Isunjust toward those
who, by the usngc of the service, have a
right to succeed to this command, and It Is
unworthy of the llxecutlve. We trust that
the Senate will not concur In this nomination.
Warlike Prcparatlous in Canada.
Our Canadian neighborsare paying great
attention to their militia system, which is
to bo extended through the whole of
British America.
Tho nominal strength of the militia of
tlio Dominion at the close of December,
1871, was 43,14. In the provinces of Onta
rio, Quebec, Now llrunswlck, and Nova
Scotia, there are nearly 700,000 men liable
to military service. An annual drill has
been established, for which the active
militia are concentrated !n large camp
witli rapidity, mid paid, supplied, and ex
ercised us If lu actual service. Last year
ill. Ill officers anil men took part In till
drill. Two schools of artillery are to be es
tablished at once, one at Kingston and one
nt Quebec, under command of specially
trained officers of tho Uoyal Artillery.
These schools aro to net us batteries, and
servo hi tho guarding of posts, nrscnnh,
and military stores, lu addition to affording
practice to officers mid men In artillery ex
ercises. With nil thee preparations for defence,
It Is to be hoped that the Canadians would
now be able to bear of tho approach toward
their border of two or three dozen Peul
nus without all going out of their wits
with flight.
A I'nct Plainly Described.
Of the payment by Secretary Uounsoxof
the Sr.cort claim, after it had ern e been
paid In full by virtue of an act of Congress,
Gov. llLAin speaks pietty plainly In Ills re
port. "That this payment," he says, "was not
only without law, but In direct violation,
there 1 no doubt iciaterer. It took out of
the Treasury 10.1,000, against the prohibition
of n plain statute, awl crc it to purllcs to
idiom IJieGorcnimcnt otrcd nothing."
What Is the regular English name for the
net of taking money out of the Treasury in
direct violation o' law, nud glvlug it to
those to whom the Government owes
nothing! .
Tlio frieuds of Piesidcnt Guaxt have
tclicniently asserted that the outrageous exac
tions of Leet lu this city were iivrimtruti'd with
out Ida knowledge, nud Hint hu took irimit
measures to reform tho Kcncrnl order business
us soon R9 tho nouses connected with It wcro
mndo pluln to Ids iinderttamlliiK- after two in
esili:Mlria comuilttcos had overhauled tlio
matter, nnd It had been discussed In tlio papers
for many months. Vot It should be understood
that Li.lt is still pursuing hit operations upon
the business men who import cooJs throuxh
this port. Tlio Cincinnati Commercial complains
tlmt merchants of that city, who take every pre
caution they can devise to hasten the trans
portation of their Imported coods, find It Impos
sible to escape his exactions, and prints a bill of
I.ciT & Co, shoHlnt" charges of fifteen dollars on
ten casks of Dlos bonded to Cincinnati, and
shipped by a despatch lino expressly to save
ttornge. It seems that the ship containing the
coods arrived May 0, and was entered In the
Custom House the rnmo day; but tho bill of
Indlnit and Invoice did not reach tho agents of
the line until tlio 7th, too late for entry on that
day. A permit wns taken out on ho 8th, hut
iieforc It could bo placed In tho hands of the
Custom House ofilccr on the dock tlio Koods
vvero (elzed upon by I.ekt's men. and charncs
levied on them to the amount of flvo dollars for
olio n.onll.'s straaS fTve' doUnrs fur i nu'.
and five dollars for " labor" Ulteen dollars In
nil for what w s of no benefit to the owners.
Thus, not only our own merchants, but Import
ers In the West are mode to pay tribute to the
President's fuvorlte, and this after strenuous
elfnrts havo been made to delude tho public
Into the belief that the peneral order business
had been altogether reformed.
Gov. Palm r:n of Illinois puts the case
plainly. In ukpeeth the uthei da), he bald that
Democrat must vote for HoitACE Uiikelkv. "1
won't 1" shouted a voice from tho crowd. "Very
well, then,'1 said tho Governor, "Note for
Street railways, after encountering great
opioitlin lu IHuope, nro finally making sub
stantial headway ilieie. In London, Liverpool,
i"id n number of populous cities nnd towns in
Knuiimd, Irclunil. anil rn'otUud these railways
are III siicrrfsful operation, nnd nro proving
Mjlily popular. In llcrlln there Is n lino from
lliu town of Charlotteaiburi: to Dorollieeustadt,
tour nud u hnlf mile, and other Hues running
Into the heart of the city nro projected. The
cars pay tho fame tolls as other vehicles, and the
propibtors nro obliged to Keep the streets and
liighwnvs through which they run In thorough
repair. In Jlruasets there Is n single lino threo
mil, h mid n quiutcr lung; In Madild ono lino;
In at. l'l teinlaug six Huns, which are exceed
ingly iimuiicratlte; lu I'ails there nro several
I lies, one of which runs to Versailles, nud Is
ohoupcr than either ot the regular railroads;
ami In Vienna llu-ro are lines tunning In all
d n'ctloim, which mo found U. bo a gieat accom
modation for persons working In tlio city and
living In the suburb. In (treat llrltaln the
stoikhnhlers nro usually bound In heavy penal
ties lo keep their own hurxMrnrk In the best
po-lho condition, and to havo the Iron rnlU set
into thero.iil with such perfection of incclianl
t ul skill that n carriage passing over them
.lag'iniilly sluill not bo Jarred In the leat, 'lhl
Is a provision that might lie Introduced In thU
country to advantage Another A'.i'crlcan Idea
that Is being adopted abroad Is tlio establish
uieiit of safe-deposit companies, A company Is
forming In London to construct (Ire nnd burglar
proof buildings In London, Liverpool, Man
chester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, nnd Dublin for
the receipt and safo custody of money, securi
ties, nnd other valuables, to which will bo ntldcd
the collection of coupons, dividends, nnd tho
llko. The company nlo proposes to net as trus
tees and agents In various cases.
It has often been sold that Geu.GnAN'Tlsn
cold-blooded man, and thero must bo somo
truth In the assertion, since, thero Is an Item
In tho bill making appropriations for sundry
civil scrvlco expenses ot tho Government of five
thousand dollars for fuel to bo used in tho llx
ecutlve Mansion In a slngto yenr. It would be
curious to know what kind of fuel Is used to
warm up the President, If It takes flvo tliouvuid
dollars' worth nf It In a) car to keep him In a
comfortable condition. Congress proposes nlo
to expend ten thousand dollars for repairs to the
Whlto House, twelve thousand dollars for re
furnishing It, and ten thousand dollars on tho
Presidential grecn-hotisc. Is tho Bcnecastono
stable, built without authority by Gen. Grant, to
be paid for under tho cover of furniture and re
pairs? Congress also proposes to prepare tho
Hxceutlvo Mansion fur the reception of Presi
dent UitK.Et.EV by tho construction of six hun
dred and thirty-four fret of drains, an Improve
ment evidently Intended ns a compliment to tho
philosopher, whoso views on drainage must be
well known to our legislators.
The gtcnt majority of the Administra
tion newspapers throughout tho country are
largely devoting their columns to tho reproduc
tion of all the hard things they ran find that Dr.
Oiir.ra.r.v has over raid of tho Democratic party.
As tho Democrats do not appear In tho least
concerned In regard to these matters, It seems
singular that Oiunt's postmasters should feel
so distressed about them. Tho Interest they
display for tlio w elfaro of the Democracy Just
at this tlmo Is really touching. Unfortunately
for them, however, no Democrats to speak of
read their papers; and It Is posslblo that their
frantlo efforts to show that It would be wiser
for Democrats to veto for Guam than for GiiEr
I.KV may lead those who do rend their labored
productions to think the Cincinnati candidate
the most trustworthy llepubllcnii hi the field.
In Smyrna the rciiiailc.ible spectacle ba
been piescntcd of armed Mohammedans Inter
posing to protect Jews from the persecutions of
Christians. Thero Is an old superstition In
Smyrna that the Jcwth ritual enjoins tho shed
ding of Christian blood at the" feat of tho
Passover. Tho popular Idea Is that tho Jews an
nually Inveigle n Christian child Into their tolls,
fatten It, and then open Its arteries to drain the
blood, which Is kneaded Into the unleavened
bread and distributed by tho priests ainongthclr
congregations. Even educated men, liberal on
other topics, believe this disgusting story. The
consequence Is that nearly every l ear. about the
tlmo of tho l'assovcr, which often falls on the
Ila,terof the Kistern Church, the Greeks take
oi i oolou to Indulge thtlr fanatical hatred of the
Jew Inihelr mid ! bv a-l if perseii'tioii and
vPdenra. This year, on the 2-th of April, the
body of a child, aged two years, was cast up by
tho sea. U being tho feast of tho Passover, the
report soon spread that thlschtld had been mur
dered by tho Jews, nnd that Its nrterles had
been cut nnd tho body drained of blood. The
corpso was laid out In the Greek Hospital for
public Inspection, nil manner of incredible sto
ries were circulated to add to tlio excitement,
and tho populace made an attack on the Jewish
quarter. Pur unco the Jews relstcd their per
secutors, and, armed with such weapons as they
could command, bado the Christians defiance,
while tho women mounted the roofs of their
poor habitations with tiles and stonos ready to
their hands. Tho fanatical mob succeeded In
slaughtering two old women, who defended
themselves with great vigor, after which they
wcro held In check until tho Turkish troops, or
dered out by tho Governor, made their appear
ance, when the rioters wcro cow ed and hostilities
ceased. It has been shrewdly suggested that If
Hamui Pacha, the Governor of Smyrna, who so
promptly quelled this riot, would levy a smart
tax on the Greek tn defray the expenses result
ing from their turbulence, It would have the
effect of preventing such manifestations of Intol
erance lathe future.
It appears that the principal object of
the visit of It en Cl-oen nnd his crew to Wash
ington Is to obtain further supplies of ammu
nition, which had been withheld by the agent
en account of the falluro of tho Indlnni to de
liver up certain murderers of white men. If
Heu Clocd Is rcnlly what he pretends to be the
lending chief of the Mom nation he ought to be
able t.i se rure-the surrt rdcr cf assassins to the
national authorities. So far lie has done noth
ing but hold pow-tvows and devourGorcrnint.nl
rations. Is tho Commissioner ot Indian Affairs
going to let tho Indians have mora powder with
which to commit more murders? Ono way to
stop depredations would bo to hold the chiefs,
real or pretended, responsible for the acta of
their followers.
Those who are Interested In tlio subject
of cats will bo gratified to learn that the third
annual cat show was recently opened in the
Crystal Palace, Sydenham, with every' Indica
tion of a successful result. From the reports In
tho London papers wo learn that thcio Is only
one genuine tortoise-shell Tom to be found lu
all England, and that animal wis on exhibition
at the Crystal Palace. Fifty pounds Is tho value
placed on this rare grimalkin, which will doubt
less bo considered cheap by nny one who wants
a cat of that kind at that price. Persian eats,
Angora cats, Husslan cats, and a wide variety of
the Ilrltlsh domestic cats wcro Included in the
exhibition, and wc are informed that such cats
as wcro accompanied by their Interesting little
kittens manifested their motherly Instincts with
an effusion that brought tears of sympathy Into
tho eyos of tho lady visitors. Wo aro ulso told
that lJidy DimoTitr Nkvii.i. exhibited a rare
little Siamese cat, very like a pug dog, and full
nf fire ntul Intelligence.
The system In vogue under the Empire
of furnishing. ofUclal reports of the Assembly
proceedings for publication lu the newspapers
Is to be revived by the Thiers n'ltne. In this
way nothing will get out to the public, that has
not first passed official scrutiny. How the press
of Paris will llko this kind of reporting under a
republic remains to bo seen. What with siqi
prcsslons and tho fining and Imprisonment of
editors, the newspapers nro almust ns much
shackled as lu the days of Vehiieul's despotic
The Spanish Ministry under Saovsta,
which has Just fallen, had taken twenty millions
of dollars from the appropriation for tlio Colo
nial Department and spent It on a vast domes
tic spy system. Tlio reports of tho spies wcro
produced In tho Cortes, representing every man
of Impoitance ns engaged In somo sort ot po
litical conspiracy. Kven tho King appoars to
havo been subjected to these spies: for they
represent him as having no conlldenco In Spanish
military officers, and as having consulted his
father about the wisdom of employing Prussian
In one respect this system Is like our own
ltour.soN'K. That Jolly otllclal took $!. frmu
an appropriation to construct nud repair ships,
and gave the money to the Secoiis, after they
had already been paid In full under an act of
Congress. Ills method Is the same naStoASTf,
though his resources have been moiu limited.
The American Jockey Club's opening of
the Norilu'ru prln csinnnlgu begins In Jerome
Park to inurniw. The rosda leading to tho trick
arc stive with horses from ttis Fouth ami Wet
there lll r ihe limot number of horses la training
at the trcU that were ever at any cirilniiM'"'iMir
The flist evriil will U' tho Punllisui Itamlicup, then the
Hi liiiont Sluices fur three yi arul Is, tho LaOies' stakes
iseioud dayi for three.) ear-old miles, the Joikey tiub
Ihu.dlciqi bvmptUkcs, the Witkliistcr Clip (thlidraie,
third Uy'. The lieivy uiimuiit uf money to he Jts
Irlhiitid lij the iluhlulhe uluiurs will lu.ure u Hue
list of i ntrus and cipliul racing The inertlnr will em
hraie six days' raring, which promises to be spirited, us
theiinicers unit lie nihirs uf tho club cimihim tlic
worth nod wealth ot New Turk uud Us uel.'Uborhoi d,
Case's Politico! t'iuil for low Is Just out, It
Is carefully complied and valualdo ass work of refer
Tirz xtrro.nya CKiwxoirrxs or
DJi'COltATlOX JtAl'.
The ftrcnt Profession I !rtra Hills
flreeiinnoil, ( iiltnrr, W oodlnwn, the
Ilvrrgrerns, nnd Olhcr OsiiHtrlsi Vlrltv4.
Yesterday was Decoration Day. In
this city unusual preparations had been
mndo for the ohsorvanco of tho day. At tho
headquarters of tho Grand Army of tho ltopuh
llc, tW University place, the hustlo began early.
Flowers filled tho place everywhere. They were
of all varieties nnd from nil sorts of people, rlrh
nud poor. The public schools contributed prodi
gally. tnr. coNTiunt'TOiw or mr. rt.owr.ns.
Ornnunnr School No. l female ward, stnt
Wl pids of Mowers Grammar School No. M sent
(iVi pnts, nnd cut Mowers; Grammar School No.
M sent 1.7) pots, and cut llowerii Grammnr
School No. a sent 101 pots; l'rlmary School No.
1, budlow street, was lunrcfiod to the headquar
ters by Its teacher. Ml" Carrie Carll, tho
children bearlrc 101 pots i Primary School No. L't
sent V) pots, mid there weie colitdbiitlons from
Grammnr Schools No. 41, iW, '.'t, 11,60, X'.5,!,
Ut, and il". nnd Primary school No. B. Among
the Individuals who contributed flowers wcro
ninny children nnd many ladles dressed In black.
All linnilli'd their floral offerings tenderly, ns
though their hearts went with then, nnd thero
vvero ninny touching little rplsjilrs which
served to tnnko the spectator feel n reverence
for the day. Ono matron In black said as she
deposited her flowers: , ,
''My husband nevor camo ba-k. Theso aro
for tho grave of somcbod)' luHinnd wluidid
return," and she went uvvu) sobtr-faced as she
In 1'nloii square the preparations began at an
early hour. The statues of Washington and Lin
coln were decorated with festoons of evergroens
and Ivv vines, hanging In graceful negligence,
nnd wreathes of Immortelles.
llcsldo the statue of Washington was pitched
n wall tent. hero floral contributions were n
celved.and to this point numerous contributor)
took thclrllowcM. About the tent wasnthrong
of veterans, anil hero nnd there a blue-coated
infantryman, or n man wearing tho natty yellow
or red trimmed Jacket of a cavalryman or an ar
tilleryman, nnd some of them wore on their
sleeves servlco stripes enough to Indicate almost
that they were born In the army. A multitude
gathered about the sipinre. wnl htng the prepar
a' Ions, and waiting for the starting of the col
umn. At headquarters the Committee on Decora
tion, comprising, for New York, Col. George F.
Hopper, Major M. Creinn. nnd J.C. J. I.ingbeln,
nnd for llrooklyn, Edwin A. Terry, Charles
Ilodd, and II. C. Parkinson, were busy with the
.irriiigcmrnts, Col. Hopper being especially en
craviu and competent In his mnnngemeut.
Meantime tho various Posts were forming.
the uovtxn or the column.
Gen. Joseph C. l'lnekiicy wns tho Chief Mar
shal. Capt. Thomas II. Lee), Assistant Adjutanl
Geticral and Chief of Staff, wlth.i numerous stuff.
Among those In tlio carriages nt tho head of the
column were Gen. Geo. II. Sharpe, tho orator of
tho days Capt. ltoswcll Miller, Adjutant-General,
and Capt. N. 11. Goodrich. A. A. (1. on the
staff of Gen. Iltirnslde, Heparin, cut Commander,
and representing that i. nicer.
When the lino started, nt Id o'i lock, flags wero
flying nt half-mast In man) parts of ihoeily
Nneral private carriages Joined In the hue,
which, after marching around and saluting the
statue of Lincoln, the linblrsl of the fallen,
started on Its march down Uroadway. At tbo
name tlmo rain began falliug. nod It soon In
creased to n violent storm, which continued
until afu-r ilia ceremonies, (trenching all who
participated, and dilvitu the multitudes who
had thronged tho sidewalks to shelter,
Tho catafalque was ono of the centres of at
traction. On a huge truck was a platfurm sur
mounted by a dais, oil which was a bier. Tho
platform was hung with black velvet, fringed
w ild bullion. At each comer and on the sides
were posts supporting floral designs, and flowers
wrought In anehois. crosses, mid other forms
were placed lu profusion about tho dais and on
the bier.
The rain seemed to give no Inconvenlenco to
the veterans, who inarched down Uroadway as
though the day wcro the fairest.
run, kevmnv's oiisvr.
At tho Trinity, Phil Kearny l'ost No. 8 deco
rated the grave of the dashing soldier nnd splen
did General whose name they bear, nnd tho
South, ferry wns soon reached nnd crossed. On
the Hrookfjii side Gen. l'lnekney, Gen. Sharpe,
Col Hopper and others consulted, nnd It was
resolved that, tho violent storm continuing. It
w ould bo better t" send back the chlldreii,wiilch
was dune, and to abridge the ceremonies at the
graves. 1'criiilsslnu w as also given to such mem
bers of tho order ns dclred. to return. On
the llrooklyn shlo cars coupled together In
twos, threes, and fours wero provided, and
the various posts were soon embarked for Faist
New York, thence to march to Cypress Hills
Cemetery. Many flags were dlspla)cd In llronk
Ivn. uud mm li Interest was manifested. At tho
cinctorv Cant. l ltughlln and li'J men of the
llnokl)Ii polleo appeared. ...
Four thousand men, barely a brigade, aro
hurled at C) press Hills. 'lh graves are close
t igethcrand arranged In the form of an amphi
theatre, In circles, and rUliu bum the centre.
Midway In tho outer circle of graves Is a high
mound from whose centre rt-es a tlagatcff, and
four cannon, their breeches burled In tho
ground, stand at the angles of a suuaro about
the flagstaff. Yesterday each grave w as decorated
with a small American Hag, and they wero over
the graves of men who had fought uu every field
from Hull ltuu to Five Folks.
At 2 P. M. the column appeared, headed by the
Veteran Guards, the band plating. They tiled
In between the graves, followed by Posts -I. C.
V.', II. and 13. and detachments of other Posts.
AiiixtiiiJ.d programme had been arranged -theltev.
Noah 11. Selienrk was to deliver an oration-
but the rain prevented. The Continentals
took position on tho platform, their quaint
uniforms lending an old-time touch of
patriotic fervor to tho sreno. After a.
dirge by the band, Chaplain VWIIIa, of
Cameron l'ost. No. Invoked n blessing. The
scene at this moment was Impressive. Among
the graves stood the comraues oi me various
posts, many with uncovered bends, and their
Hags, somo of them the tattered remnant of
the colors that had seen service; tho mtnlsUr
on the platform, with upturned face, and the si
lence broken only by his voice und the constant
patter of tho rain. While Chaplain Willis wns
speaking a dirge was heard In tho distance, and
thero soon appeared l'ost H.tmlltonof list N w
York. l'ost Mansfield of llrookl)n. l'ost Harry
bee of Wllllamsburgh (who decorated the graves
111 the Kverirreeu Cemetery), l'ost Metllngor,
l'ost U.O. Farragut of Wllllamsburgh, and Inter
national l'ost. No. . '17.
After Chaplain Willis's Invocation, " My coun
try, 'tis of thee," was sung by all assembled J
after which Gen. Sharpu deliveied a brief and
upproprlnto address, Then tho Koltes l'ost
t bonis chanted a dirge. Music was followed by
tho benedlcton, pronounced by ChAPlaln IIIIs.
Tlio rain still fell tn torrents, nnd tint few graves
wero decorated. The flowers vvero taken from
tho wagons, and they will bo placed on tho
graves to-day. The rain ceased Just after tho
oxcrclsus dosed,
At 2:.T0 P. M. the bugle sounded the assembly,
nud the homewuid march was begun, the uieu
leaving their dead comrades to bleep until the
grund revelllo Is sounded.
i ho graves In Woodlawn wero decorntod by
Tost S. II. Weed, No. SI, Commander, Gen. Geo.
W. l'ulnier. Adjutant, Capt. Chsrlos S. Grant,
Secretary uf the Liberal headquarters at the
Astor House. Tilden l'ost. No. U, of Morrlsanla,
participated In the ceremonies nt Woodlawn.
Abraham Lincoln l'ost. No. U, was yesterday
morning presented a stand of colors and two
culuuiu by Its lady friends.
in tub OTitr.li CEiirrrittr.s.
In Calvary Cemetery the Itev. S)lvester Ma
lono. pastor of Sts. Peter nnd Paul's Church,
Second street, Wllllauisburgh, officiated. When
all had gathered around tho monument. Father
Malone read the services for tho dead according
to the Cathollo Church rltunl. At the conclu
sion of tho Miserere he delivered a brief address.,
After he had concluded, the flowers vveio ar
ranged within the monument enclosure,
At tho Naval Cemetery the devotional exer
cises were conducted by the Itev. Mr. Mel.iiirln.
W. 11. llojtof post Franklin delivered the ora
tion. At Greenwood tho excrcl-es were postponed,
owing to the liuiemenc) of tlio weather. Tho
committee w ill visit tho graves to-day and con
clude the exenies. Services wero held last
night lu the Itev. Dr. Talmudge's Tabernacle.
Gen. Kllpatrick delivered an address.
I. list I'.veiilliu's leiiiorbil Services In ihe New
York Ariiilemy.
Tho memorial exercises in tlio Academy
lust night were Imposing. Long beforo the hour
announced for tho opening overture every avail
able sent was filled. At 8 o'clock precisely the
Governor's Island band, under the leadership of
Mr. II. Mli-icr. began the exercises with an ovci
lure by DonUottf. lu the midst of It Gov. John
T. Hoffman ei.Vred, aci ..inpaiilcd by his full
si alt In uniform, nud was greeted with round
afti r round of enlhuslatlc ipplaun. Theelieer
lug was so loud that tho music was drowned.
At this time tho scene on the platform was
remarkably brilliant. Gov. Hoffman was sur
rounded by MaJ.-Gon. James Mctjuadiv. llrlg..
Gens. Johnson, Fiaukllu. Mosher, und Lord,
('.is. Lord, Graham, and L'hl, Major Alfred II.
Tatloraiid Lieut. IMvvard Mlgjalll of Ids staff i
(leu. Irwin McDowell, commanding the Depart
ment of the Kal, nud slalf, Gdi. Hem A,
Itanium, couuiiiuidlng Department G. A. It. of
New York, und stuff i Adjutant-General Miller of
Gen. lliiril-lde's stuff i Col. (loodiieh. U.S.A.',
Gen. George II, Sharpe, Commodore Van Sort,
l'.itibk II., loins. Postmaster i '-eimtors Palmer
nud Ijilu.becr, Cols, Ma-on, I'lnckney, Cheese
broin.ii, and Hopper, uud nuny others.
Alter the mu le, M.ijor M. Ciegan. Chairman
of tho Memorial Committee, lull ulin ed His
I xcc llcucy (i v John T lloffmuu III n neat
-pei h, whereupon tho Governor spoke us
follow si
I oiks a ho (IKS.TI rsrs f lly Invitation of the Com.
rrn' I ArniiiKcinrnl, 1 am lit1- lit nijiht. atlliooov.
uuurof ) Jurswu, w iircihie, Uuluot to siitMk, It sf-
fnrdamsinnch nlrssure tomret you, thontti I rfiret
tost lb storm to-day liss tutor ft rod with tbc decoration
sen iee,a.ntl prevented entirety tn rsrade of the Klrst
sod bocood lilTtslons ot the Ksllonsi (Insrd one
fit (lis noblest bodies of cltUin nldlerr snd
n srbotri we stl feel so much pride. H'heers.l The sn
tlctjiBied feellofts of pleasure toes, widen b.vve hern so
msrred by Hie storm, hsre been s source of )oy to msny
n fanners heart, snd been productive of Intense sails,
taction to msny a household, and wUl nuke ptuspi ruus
tne Hst from whlf h so many went to tight the battles
of oureouutry. (Cheers.)
There Is somethlnK very sppreprtate 1n this rreat city
of Hie Uvttttf that we should ornament tho rlty of the
dead, and decorate the hmnea of those who lost their
Uvea In the late war. Kvery man or woman who lsya a
flower on asohlirr'a grave must remrmbsr that be or
shr has Another duty in p rform.and coutrlbute toward
the support of the country's orphnns. Kheers.l And
In doliursn we have IiIkU snd nohlc object, to the ful
tlllmeiit of which sll say sincu. ILoud sud pruluugvd
After n short nnd effect I to prayer byOisplslu
Willis, tho Harmonic Club, led by Prof. L. Do
Grand Vnl, snug " Pence tn tlio Memory of tho
llrnvo." Then Gov. Hoffmnii ntml iglreil for tho
nbenco of tho children of tho Cnlon llonienml
School, and Introduced the Itev. T. Do Witt
Tnlmage, w Iio addressed tlio vast assemblage
Gov. Hoffman then nrosr nnd snldt "The next
thlnr In order nftern good speech Is good music.
Governors Bomotlmcs make very poor speeches,
but tho Governor's Island Hand nliva)s makes
good music." Amid rheers nnd laughter the
band struck up the "Grand Army March."
The Itev J. 1'. Newman, chaplain of the f. 9.
Senate, followed In nn elooiient oration on the
duty to tho nation's heroic dead.
The Harmonic Club sang " Kest. Spirit. Host."
and declined nn riu err to allow Mr. William II.
l'ope to recite " Otir Heroes," n poem written
for the occasion bv Col. C. K, I,. Holmes.
At Its close Mr. 1'opu recited a beautiful deco
ration poem by tho same nuthor, entitled
" l'npa's Ornre." It wn effectively rendered,
and drow forth many tears from both men nnd
women, At Its close tho nptduuso was terrific.
A duet, n selection bv tho Governor's Island
Hand, and a benediction by Chaplain Willis
closed the memorial services for the day.
Impressive C'crruifinles Over the (Srave of
lie (J rem Admiral.
Delegates from the various posts of the
G. A. It., with Lodge Itts, Independent Order of
Good Templars, and ono hundred nud twenty
marines, assembled at tho llrooklyn N'nvy Yard
about 2 o'clock yesterday morning, and pro
ceeded by tug boats to Mott Haven, and theuco
by train to Admiral Farragut's grave In Wood
lawn Cemetery.
Twenty-llvo ladles accompanied the process-on.
ami carried Dowers and plants with which
tb docorato the crave.
At the bend ot the grave was a newly erected
marblo pedestal for a monument, whose shaft Is
not ready to be placed In position. The base
hears Ihe following Inscription, with a star over
It, In tho centre of which Is a frigate :
; ny his wife and son :
; Tomx yiiMnxr or Divro (ILAMinir Pairvoct, :
; IrirstAduilrslluihe t'nllnl Mstes Nat). :
; Horn Julys, twt. :
: met August iris.!). :
: lAKltAUll. :
Mrs. Farrngul's floral offering was first do
pissllid on the tomb. It was n basket emblem
ntlc of the four-starred flag which the Admiral
had e.uTlcd at his masthead In his great battles.
It had n ground of purple violets, with stars
represented by yellow rosebuds, surrounded by
vvlilte hellutrope. The bordering was of white
Jinks, lilies of tho valley, wax plant, and
oseph's coat. Another trlontn was mi nnchor.
made of whlto moss roses, pinks, Jonquils, and
other flowers.
The procession was formed at the Woodlawn
station, and nt the onler " Forward " the band
played "Auld Ijuia Sync." The grave was ap
proached by a winding path, amid tho beating
of mutllcd drums.
The troops, drawn up In a semi-circle nt the
edge of the burial ground, rested on their arms
Four marines stepped forward as guards, bear
ing the national flag, nnd opposite them stood
a veteran drooping the Hag of tho O. A It. The
Navy Yard Chaplain, the Itev. Mr. Hlhben, de
livered a pravcr. Comrade Frost followed with
an address. The national hymn, "My Country,
'tis of Thee," was sung by all. An address wus
delivered by tho Itev. Matthew Hale Smith, and
tho Marino band played "Vivo rAtuertuue."
Three salutes were tired by tho one hundred
and twenty men. and after the "Star Spangled
banner " hail been pljjed the marines nmuhed
to the station.
Mrs. Farragut looked upon tho ceremonies
from her carriage, some distance from the grave.
The Ceremonies ni Arllnstou Sixteen Thou
nutid Crnvc llrcaruteil.
W.vpitixoToy. May 30. The remains of
moro than lO.OOd I'nloir soldiers repose nt Ar
lington, a larger number than In any similar
cemetery. In compliance wltliKxecutlveords rs,
all tho Departments of the Government, and
the District offices were closed during the day to
enable tho employees to participate with tho
Grand Army of tho ltcpubllc In tho ceremonies
connected with the decoration of tho graves.
The House of ltepresentatlves took a recess from
half-past twelve until evening In order that the
members might enjoy tho same privilege.
Thousands of persons wero on tho Arlington
grounds which wcro tastefully and profusely
decorated. The mala stand accommodated two
hundred persons. Tho back of It was drajied
with American flags over which was suspended
evergreen festoons, shields, anchors, and other
appropriate emblems. Overhead, placed In n
horizontal position were two American flags of
the largest slie. while, smaller flags were draped
round the railing of the stand. Tho stage for
the orator was ornamented with banners, ever
green crossos and bouquets. Surmounting the
main stand wero tho words, "lu Memorlani,"
in telten. of ereen box.
At 1 o'clock President Grant arrived, and seat
ed with htm on tho stand wcro tho Secretary ot
War, tho l'ostiuaster-General. Secretary llobe
son. Mr. Mori, tlio Japanese Minister, with lwa
kuru, and others of tho F.mbassy, Gens. Hanks,
Meigs, Porter, ond llabcock. Consul l'errv, tho
soldiers' and sailor's orphans, u large number ot
ladles, nud the leading members of tho Grand
Army of tlie Itcpuldic A national salute hav
ing been fired, the Marine Hand played several
pieces, and Comrade Duncan recited an original
poem. Gen. N. 1. Hanks then delivered the
The large ascniblago then moved to the
"tomb of the unknown dead," wlilvli em loses
the remains of 2.111 soldiers gathered from the
field of Hull Hun and on tho route to the Itappa
lianuoek. The tomb was heavily canopied w Itli
American flags, around the lower circumfer
ence ot which were pl.o ed ut frequent Intervals
evergreen crosses and shields, on which wero
Inscribed tho names of liens, linker. Wads
worth. 1th hardsell, Lyon, Mcliierson, and
Kearny, who fell during the rebellion, under
neath the canopy and around tho granite mau
soleum evergreens and wreaths and garlands
decorated with roses were gracefully festooned.
Prayer having been offered by the Chaplain of
the House of Ilejiresentntlves, a chorus by the
orphans of tho National Soldiers' and Sailors'
Orphan Home was sung, after which Hon. Jesso
11 Moore of Illinois delivered an uddreas.
The hand then played tho" American Hymn,"
after which tho procession formed, headed by
tho orphan children and the Committee on
Decorations for the decoration or the craves.
Wlillo the eeremony of deeonillng tho graves
was going on tho Marine Hand, stationed near
the main uvcnue,cxc ciilcd appropriate musical
selections. Tho graves of four other cemeteries
In the vicinity of Washington were decorated
during the dny.
Decoration liny In New Jersey.
The heavy rain that was falling at the hour ap
pointed for forming tho procession to the sol
diers' graves In Hiidsoncounty, N.J. . compelled
the abandonment of the parade. The usual cer
emony of decoration was, however, performed.
Thu l'osts of the Grand Army of tlio Kepuhllo
visited tho New York Hay and llergen Cem
eteries, nud ornamented the graves ot soldiers
lying there. Instead of the usual simple orna
mentation, lu many cases living flowers wero
furnished and planted lu thu graves. In tho
evening meinorliil services wero held by thu
Stantou l'ost, tu Ihe Se oud I'resbvterluu Church.
Services were also held In the Park ltefurm
lu Newark no arrangements for a parade had
been made, but tho gruvos In l'alrmount Cem
etery wero decorated, lu tho evening services
were hold lu St. l'aid'B Church, Addres-es were
delivered by the Itev. Dr. Tiffany and others.
In Kllzubclh the graves of sewmtj-.-ti soldiers
w ere decorated, among them those of It. Vaughn
Dlmock and MaJ. lliiclianan, who recently died.
In I'attersoii tho parade waa postponed be.
rauso of the storm, but the G. A. It. turned out
lu the afternoon nud decorated the soldiers'
graves In the various cemeteries. At tho Wig.
wain lu tho evening addresses wero delivered by
Mayor Tuttlo and Major Haggerty.
The Dny In Port .lervls.
I'oht Jruvis, May Is). Memorial day was ob
served In this vlliiige. Tho Hrle shops were
closed, ns wero many of the busluoss places. A
procession wiu fonned this nftertiooii, consist,
lug of l'ost Whit inker, the Fire Department, Udd
Fellows, t'nlted American Mechanics and till,
zeus hi carriages, which mnniied through (he
principal streets, preceded by the Hrle Cornet
Hand. In Orange Bqinre an Immense throui
gathered. An eloqili nt nddresu was delivered
bv I.. H. Carr, Hup, Dl tilcj Attorney of llr.rng.)
county. Tho decoration of graves lu Laurel
Grovo nnd St. John Cemutcrles then followed.
I'lemntiiie Fx plosion ofu Camion.
Wii.Mi.M.'io.v N. C, May 30.-To-day while
tho I nlteil Slates Itevenuo culler Win. II. Sew.
n rd wus flung minute guns during tho pruce-.
shut to tho 1 edrul Cemetei ) . II. o i allie n win
prematurely dlschargx, nod the nun U .i
mull named Nell Nr- .u was shatteied v badly
that It had to bo amputated.
I The limekiln Ferry 1 1 1 1 1 Mmicil.
Alius. r. May ltd. Tho (overnor Blgnud tho
llruvkDu tvrry bill before, he kit Aibsuy, (
xxijc pirixa or tiu: viiuc-tbadi:
The ltavenuc Reform Demonstration l.nM
Main A Mini Attenibince DenMiiclntloiis
of (Ireeley Itecclved vitlh Cheers far Hie
Ho ic( i ruie TU Speeches.
Tbo scat In the body of Stcinwny Hall
wero comfortably filled last night by an Intelli
gent nnd respectnblo audience, cnllod In the
Interests of free trade and "to protest against
tho betrayal of tho causo of reform by the re
cent Convention at Cincinnati." Tho galleries
ncreempty. After tho meeting was organised,
about one-third of tho seats on the platform
wero occupied. Tho audience, select and com
paratively mcagro ns It was, was very slow In
getting together. At 8 o'clock the main floor
was barely half full, nud It wns not until tho pro
ceedings wcro well lu progress that tlio seats
wcro anything llko alt token, llut thoso who
arrived early 111 order to secure eligible, scats
manifested much Impatlcnco at tho delay hi
waiting for a fair audience, and kept up a con
tinual stamping for a beginning. At last, at a
few minutes past 4,
filed solemnly nut from n sldo door opening nn
the stage. First came n Sun reporter, who was
greeted with n modorato measure nf applause.
Next followed tho vencraMi William Cullen
llryiint, who was received n. reat enthusiasm.
After Mr.Ilryant appeared Mr. Mahlon Sands, with
his hair parted on an exact lino with bis nose.
Tho audience didn't applaud lilm much. He
was followed by David A. Wells, Esq., who was
well received. Then camo an Irregular com
pany, consisting of tho Itev, Dr. Prime, Mr. Chas.
II. Marshall, Simon Stern, I'.dward Atkinson,
llsa.. l'rofessor Ferry ot Williams Collego, and
twenty other gentlemen of various ages and
callings. They nil took seats but Mr. Mahlon
Sands, who 'advanced directly to the desk and
proceeded to Inaugurate the proceedings.
Mr. Sands said It was his duty to call the meet
ing tn onler. Silence. In doing so he desired
to say a few words. It was his duty tu express
his dissatisfaction at the result of tho Cincin
nati movement. Wo went there, ho said, to got
revenuo reform, but wn failed. It was the duty
id the meeting to consider what should x done
under the circumstance. It was his duty, ho
said, to nominal for Chairman of the lnoctlug
n man whoe devotion to trco trado and reform
had never been known to fall William Cullen
Hryant. (Loud and prolonged cheers and ap
plause, pending which Mr. Sands sat Uown.l
Mr. Hr).iul took tho position ut tho dusk va.
rated by Mr. Sands and awaited for quiet. Ho
then sold :
Hit. piiyaxt srr.tcit.
The meMlrjr will Please come lo order. Mr. Msr
shsll will rad the list ot officers. (Applause.)
Mr. Charles H. Marshall read a ll't of eighty
four names proposed for Vice-Presidents, of
whom less than a doren were present. The list
Included tho names of James Ia'iiiiox. Oswald
ottendorfer, K. S. Jaffrny, W. Duller Duncan,
l'arko Godwin, Jidiu J. Cisco. Hoval Phelps,
Charles O Conor. John A. Dlx, M. K. Jesanp. P.
Lorlllard, A. C. Klngsland. Jr.. Henry Grlnnell.
John T. Agnew. Joseph II. Vnrniiiu. FnloiiAd
uni, Townsend Harris, nnd others less generally
known. The names vvero received with satis
faction. Mr Hryant then addressed the meeting moro
at length. He said the revenue lawsof the coun
try ha '. frown Into a system of gross abuses, and
the meeting had been culled to consider a rem
edy. H- likened Congress to
A rninuxn tinkehiko at ax old snor,
only the cobbler would make the shoe better by
his tinkering, whllo Congress. If It didn't make
tho revenue laws positively worse, certainly
failed to mako them any better. Laughlcr.
He claimed that Congress was owing the people
millions of dollars thv hail been wrung from
them by exorbitant and unjust taxation, and
would not pay It. Tho people demand tho re
turn of this money In vnln. They now proposed
to see If thev coufd not enforce reseet for their
demands. Ho refrained from detaining the au
dience longer, but would cull upon Vice-President
Marshall, to read tho letters that had been
received und the resolutions prepared for the
consideration of themeellng. (Applause.
ItUllltAH Hilt OnEELET.
Mr. Marshall read the letter from Jacob D.
Cox and others printed In Tint SUN )catcnluy.
As he read tho passage ;
We venture to urge upon yon that Ihs lime requires
prompt and enerpetle action npou the pan of I arte op
posed tulhc election of elthtr orsnt or Urrelty.
A very funny nnd significant scene occurred.
At tho mention of tho iiniuo of Grant the
uudleuco broke out In a storm of hisses, In
terspersed with feeble nttempts at applause, re
quiring the reuder to stop. When lie read the
name Greeley it wus received with mi outburst
ot npplause and shouts for " Greeley," "Gree
ley.'1 followed by n few hisses which wero
diowncd In renewed applause and cries of "three
cheers for Greeley." the Interruption lasting
several minutes, lids was the onl) letter read.
Mr. Marshall then read the resolutions as fol
lows ;
.vot-sf. That w'lh the dlsppsranee of the political
issues arising out of the lusliiullou of slairry, aud re
u:iiug fruin the ar whtiti sla' ry ent.tl d. the need
haa made Itself felt among- the thutiKhtful men uf both
tiartlia for a goti-rumcuia! polk) ham d usu the nu
tertal Interest of the country . and e'-ntemplal Ing broad
practical reform In the eolh'ctiou cf the revenue, the
orauualiou of the civ 11 serv ice, sad lu all braucUis of
the llov eminent adnilnlJlrath-n
HfOtttd. lhit with the (lateral rclaiallonof old party
ttea, anil with the cru tug illilrual ti II l" aril the pro
frssloual political leaders. the country turn for counsel
to the Inarrxndrnt thinkers In the rsuks of t-liuer party i
.ttic ihsssfore. Ihe lale Convention At Ctnctunall was
retarded hopefully, In the trust that It woId Us down
a sound and adequate platform of prlnelplea, aud ouht
Hkrwlae nominate a candidate whose freedom from all
associations with odious pulttlr d rlugt, aud whose
wholo record on the questions of tho pr sent and the
future should aire stinranre that hta election would
bring with It radUalrhaiigia for the belter.
,voftvl. That both the platform and the candidate
of the Cincinnati Contention have caused drepdisip
polotment In the mind of the comiucmtv (sppiausa aud
litMfi In succession I, aud hsve rendered imp is.lblc Uiat
eo .pi radon of all the reforming luCui.ui.ts without
the uolou ut w hlch success is impossible
y.v hnt. That the late ('onveiittnu at Cincinnati hsv
Ing been held under a call which spiclAed free trade
as one of Its lesdlng prtntlples. and that turn hariug
b en Ignored ,U ll- pla! 1- in, lale (tie most proillluelll
protectionist lu Ihe country was nstnidaa it. ran hiatc.
no obligation (o support td'ii re. Is upou 111. se (re
traders who participated tn Ihe convention, soil under
whose auiplcis thu Couveuuuu was louioked. iAp-
'''(?'! rd, That those who hsve Isboredlnthe past to
n'llresa the wrong; and to wlsdl.ii the abuses ut our
Urlir s) stem, should lui prriiui ihelr uveal". is to bo
diminished by the rebuff whhh they have received st
( Iticlnnatl. on the contrary, the pn sent dissolution of
former part) ties oners an opportunity ror snorts lu
many districts tu wbh li II has tun I of ore beeu hopeksa
to attempt to break old party Uuvs upou the o,ucitlou ot
tariff reform.
-soired. That while thus preparing for an active con
test In Individual Congrisshmal districts, we raunot
forget that In a Presidential campaign ihe leading mo.
tlvo which iruhha the course or many voters must bo
found In the publl, i hinder and rrrord of the fundi
datea for Ihe l'rrsldeni). (Applause. 1 Wc tutreforo
tall upon ah friends of tree trade and kindred refurm
t, unite with us In ellorta to secure the nomination of a
isudidale who shall aitrqastiiy rrpresiut our pnuu
pl s , and further
y,e,re.f. i hat for this purpose tho l'rrsldeut of this
meeting be empowrred to appoint a commute of ten,
which sasll have power to addtolta number, and whou
duly It shall Ik to put tbemst-lv cs lu voiuuiunlialum
sud to coucert su erred lv coapemthm with all assocu
llnna and ludlviduala hatlug the like object tnvtew.
The Chairman then Introduced Prof, Perry of
Wlllluius' College, us one whoso voice hud often
been heard on the subject of freedom of ex
change. ritor. rciiiiY d hcmaiiks.
Prof. Perry said! Wc are met In the Interests
of free trade, but If an) geiitleiuan preferred
the term revenue reform, they wero welcome to
It. Hut as Cobdcn aud other great men had
used It, ho preferred the term free trade. It
was unnecessary to employ n term Involving live
s) liable s where two would do Just ns well. Ho
wouldn't entrust n cause he loved to more syl
lables than were necessary. He held thai thero
were threo phases In every great progressive
movement. The llrst phuxo wua the period of
relic, Hon, when earnest, thinking men thought
the matter over and canvii-scd all its bearings,
and. us a result, came personal conviction. And
this, In regard to free trade, had been reached
by many eminent men in this country,
iho everlasting hills, ho said, wero uu
moro firmly seated upon their bases than
was tho conviction of the Jusleo of free
trade lu tho minds of the free traders.
Tho Immediate adoption of free trade, he con
tended, would harm nobody, hut would benefit
cMTjbodl. lApplause.) iliK ph.ue of rullci Uoti
h id passed 111 this loiiutl). i he siu nnd pha.u
ill the pro rem of grout reforms was argumenta
tion, when men am convinced uu ntiy subject
they must nrgiin It und peisuude others, lliey
cant help li. I'or tho past five years tins step,
Iniegardto fno trade, has gone loin.nd iln
gum e.il and earnestness, i he Ihird pUaxe wus
thai of in Hon aclloli, gentlemen.
a n van AT co.srmrwa.
Those who ui.il.e our laws und tho-o lo exe.
cuto tin tu in themselves made by tin-pondo.
Members nf Congress were noi glwui in lencc.
Hon. nor very sensitive to .irgumeiiiai nm. "Von
fuVorni) 1 el pliiiiiUi, and m will l.n..r juurs,"
had been the poll, in i oii.'tess for leu ) ears.
And they will go on plundering the people, as In
the i'nrltt lull jtut pns-.ni, nodi.- the people ny
"Von shan't:' Applause I To those wiio
in .piles, ed in our present Adm'ulstratloii he had
nothing to say. iothu.o who would like to see
us their liushb ut tho I aimer uf t.iiappuiua
l.ipnlause und vohe, "Greeley," "(Ire.le) 1"
"Three chci is for Greeley," with hlos ti
I" is dophtrof i'i intlng House wpiuro i,i phuise
and lus-i -l I li.no uothliur to say. Hut thero
it -on,,., he del not know Imw u.anv. who d'd
II ' W h . ill , of f SO , ,U .ul.lt, - 1 l , OISC
Hi re were many who did o it n lish a-an e u
blemof Luc tuive uutlioiity
fApplausel nor did they want to ree a Pie i
Ucut ataudili.-, luuiicr liKo lu the Hxecu- ,
tiro garden, hosn In hand, watering oahb.xges.
lLnughter and applause.) To such ho would
say thero would be an alternative. The signifi
cance of this meeting was that there would be a
third candidate In tho field. Applause, nnd
shunts, "Good"l-a eandldato pledged to tho
cause of frco trade. Hu could not say who this
eandldato might bo; but siippo-o his nanus
should tiegln with G, and wo would havo thrcj
G's In the nelrl. He would certainly have n tnU
lowing whoever he might be, as there were nt
least 7,(") who had not yet bowed the luate to
JUaai. (Applause.
Mr. J. H. Woolf, editor of Woodlmlt Clafiln'ii
wookly.rose In the nutllenro nttho conclusion
of Prof. Perry's remarks, and lnoposrsl loan,
swer thom, but was ordered by the Chairman to
sit down. Ho subsided meekly.
Mr. David A. Wells was tho next spc.ikf r Jta
tronounced the right to buy and sell in the tn1r,
eta of the world oneof the Inallcliab.c right ,.l
mankind, nnd pronounced nil laws or tariffs,
ntherthan suflliicnt to maintain the Govern
ment nn nn economical bnts. an abridgment of
that right. It wus the fate of all refotins. lei
said, that opposition -li -id be nut lie had
forsecti from the beginning that this movement
would meet with peculiar opposition. He hail
known that they would have to etc outlier thu
natural Inrrtla nf the people who dreaded what
thev considered but dry ipiesllon.. mid wursj
misled by Hie false uso of tho word protection.
Ho was tu t for the moment fully persuaded
what course should lie pursued! but they roup
make no mistake In perfecting their orgnnlzn
tion and closing up their ranks. This countiy, II
he remarked, which should be tic most lode,
pendent of nny nn the face of the earth, wmi
dally growing moro dependent. Our Imports
wero nnntislly Increasing nud our i sports de.
creasing. Our couuiicriu wus utmost utilllcmu J
from tbo seas.
wnsneversn dlseonted as now. Tho report of
the Labor Commission nf Massachusetts showed
tho average earnings of tho worklngmen of that
Stnto to lie (Oil ieryoar, while their annual liv
ing expenses were t.iJI. It was not the war that
raue! nil this. Its biirdon was measured by
tbo Interest on tho public debt. That could be
met tiy the taxes on spirits nnd tobacco nnd n
few stamps, leaving the legitimate expenses of
the Government tn be homo b) the customs. Hu
contended that tho Government was now ex.
pending tan.oo.Otin nnnually for purposes for.
merly covered by (ai.iil.(iW.
The speaker then criticized Senator Wilson's
late speech at C-iopcr Institute, and argued that
the present was the ino.stexiien-lvo Adinlnlstra.
Hon that had ever existed, and that our annual j
expenses were increasing at the rate of j
per cent, per annum. The revenue reformers, J
he said, hud nothing to gain from this Adtnlnls- I
tratlon. He revlowed the existing tariff In de- B
tall, and rinsed by saying that his friends expe- I
rlcnced disappointment, deep and bitter, al
what had occurred at Cincinnati. There wcro
but two courses open to them -to support Grant
(hisses) or Greeley (voices, "Greeley,'' npplause, ft
nud hisses. It reminded him of the negro M
whose tlseologlcjil education had taught him H
that thero wcro but two roads; one leading
to perdition, nnd tho other to destruction, I
" Den," said the darkle, "dls nigger hub got to '
take to do woods." (Applause. He confessed
that he had been In the woods ever since tho
Cincinnati Convention: but ho had been hiitipy
to find more people In tlio woods than he had
expected. Ho urged the perfection ot an organ
UhUoii, and then tu strike.
jut. r.nwAiiu Atkinson's! messaoe.
Mr. Iklward Atkinson wai Introduced as a
Mnssai husutts manufacturer. He said the meet.
Ing was not assembled to discuss the principles
of free trade, but as free traders to take counsel
together. Tho lost ultumpt at Cincinnati ho
pronounced an utter failure, and charged
that Greeley, by Intrigue, had raptured
that Convention, lie wns more severe on Gree
ley than any of tbo other sneakers, adding,
"And we aro asked to vote for htm 1" A voire
"We will." Laughter. He alluded hi tho free
trade movement as n forlorn hope, and. If wu
want tho leader ot this forlorn hope It It bo a
orlorn hope-lf we want tho leaders of the
hlrd party, wc have them. Wo havo
(Tremendous cheers and applause Wc havo
(iroeslscck. Applause. Wo havonnnther who
I would name If be wero not the Chairman ot
this meeting. (Applause., Wo have Jucoli
I). Cox of Ohio. Giving Mr. Greeley
another angry rap ho prsceertcd to define the
position of tho free traders. We ask first, he said,
that the legal tender cuneucy uf thu
United States bo mndo good according to the
promise It bears on Its face. Having done all
the good It could do.lt should havo been dis
banded with tho army. Applaue. Then tho
expenses of tho Government should be re
d ti ceil to the mite-helium standard. Tho
tobacco tax alone would provide rove,
lino sufficient to meet that. Then tho
stamp tax nnd bank tax would provide
for an annual reduction of ta),(ui,UAJ or tlJWM),.
Out) of the public debt, and wn would have but
the Interest to provide for, which u moderate
tariff would cover. Applause.
Mr. Simon Stern was tho next speaker, and
soon after Hie meetlug broke up.
Tho Chairman announced the following ns tha
Committee under the fifth resolution : J.J.CIs' o,
ltoyal Phelps, Mahlon Sands. It. II. Muiturn,
Howard Poller, ll. II. I.lovd, Alfred Pell, Miiijii 1
Mem. C. II. Mar-hall, and K. A. Itobiusuii. uud
the meeting adjourned.
The Suicide of Mr. Kit want Wotfl'-The V.utl
ofu It rl 1 1 li n t Cnieer.
Mr. Edward Woia came to America
nbout twenty years ago. He Is the onl) sun ot
Prof. Wolff of the llonn Medical University tu
Prussia. The father Is one of tho physicians to
tho royal family of Prussia. Mr. Wolff was
)oungwhcn ho first camo to New Vork, belna
scarcely more than a boy. Ho went upon tin
street, however, and has ever slnco been one ot I
the most prominent members of the Stock Kx.
change, making and losing fortunes In an hour, il
Mr. Wolff was at one tlmo a member of tin
firm of Morse Wolff; later, of Wolff Si Dykes;
and for the past few )cars has done business In
his own name. About tlvo years ago lie failed
fur a largo sum. He refused to accept the bene,
fits of tho llankrupt law, and has ever since been
steadily working to pay his debts. It Is s&ld
that he has reduced his liabilities to fciiJAD.
Last Wednesday night he went to his bonis In
liullidcld, N. J.. ns usual. His wife noticed
nothing peculiar ate nit his manner, except that
he teemed livelier than usual. Ills brother-in-law
called In during the evening, and two hours
wero passed In the gieatest sociability, "h'-n
tho hour for retiring came, however, Mr. Wolff
retnurked that ho wns "very tired.' auddropped ,
lulu a sound sleep almost immediately untouch
ing the bed.
At half past yesterday morning. Mrs. Wolff
won startled from her sleep by a loud report.
She thought somebody had tipped over the s. w
Ing machine, which wus lu u room but paitly
furnished. She sprung from the bed aud in Lid
to the room, where u tiagle ipeiUu.ii) cuutiuiiU
'rWolff was lying In the middle of the r mm,
and by his side wus a Cull s revolver of the n, w
pattern. There wu no blood tube seen, 1, it net
husband's appearance told tho wife butt',
plainly that ho was fatally wounded. He raised
his head feebly from the floor and said .
"(iood-by; 1 m dvlng,'' and dropped b.Kk
again, apiurenlly lifeless.
The distracted wife sent at once foraphy-I-clan.
Drs. Sttllmau and llurllnghaiu w.o u
the spot within fifteen minutes the si img.
'1 ho wounded wan, who showed but -li.-hi i
deuce of pulsation, wus carried t" u bed. A-. he
was raised from the lloor u little blood spurt' d
from his back, near tho shoulder blade. II n
was tho first clue given thu pMstilaii to i .e.
direction of the ball. . , .
Tlio loft hand ol Mr. Wolff was burned n,.h
powder, and from this fact a theory we. dt ,n
us lo tlio manner In which ho im "Widished the
deed. The doctius say he must have grasp, d
tho miulo of the pistol with his left baud Ho j
pressed It very firmly to his bre..-i,u. Ins sh.rt
wax bunted by the powder. The hall, w lib h was
conli ill, with ullxed e.irtndge, . ul. r, d
uuurtor of an Inch below the hit n pi le o t
passed through the body, coining out ju.t i
low tho left shoulder blade. It fone was tl . u
spent, uud It did not penetrate the iioth s.
Ing found lu fold ot his shirt.
Hverjthing was dune lo voiintcract the err
of tho wound, nnd wiih partial - v"
blood appeared, except when the p.-st nt is
moved, then il little spurted trout id- ha K
He gradually recovered con i is l -
the day, nnd at tltnos iviih aide to lonvr" lb'
liiiinllestedllltle In. Iiiualoii t" toll'- lb i 'i '
answered all question., ex. tju th c r I '
Ids altonipt ut silhhlc on that m i. '
maintained a stolid silence, and no ,iet a
could elicit the inoilic.
Mr. S olll was niarn, d to Mbs 11 dl. di r
nf Alexander II..II. , "f i:ii.il. .li Mi I H
H)a he li.es noih ed that Ills a n, -in ... b i. . 1
voiy inueh depn -.ed ol late, and -oi '-
bii-inoH was owdlug nloi tool, iii.iu ' '
His biutlier in law. who Is ,u.-o. , it d wr . 1
III liusltii ss, nt ',o llioadwa), lots n c . " 1 1- :- ";
unusual about him,
Tho members uf toe .-to. 1. I. I, . I'
on u of Wall sue t g. i.i , o '
ev.ui yealerday. Mr. v...i: '
t o btoki'ti. und banketw. old o I
Know of any rlnaueiul ti'oubl - 1
ilnveii lilm to tins u. I. lo".
Ids stock weie sold lu the 11 ..uu .. .1 - '
ill the alieruouii.
Dr. lluilliuli.ini told the rtt n ' ' rw
day that he hud llllle hoi-e- ! x' ", ' , 1 .
lover), lie li is a. u .v. d lo
w omul, and that I-i.i io 1 '
on fur u lime, bul e oi '. . .. 1 h
of a,o, ud has two a
A Wltc lurdrrrr llu-cl hv u Moh. I
Pi'.viirA, K.. M.y M. J.d. . :i. e ' : ' 1
murder, d his wltc )v" rnit bv , . . -
w than sic is b in.-. .1 ' .i i . I
nnc hueilr. .1 ic. i w h ' I
c. i .iii.l I i',. k, , tr I
I o I, tl'. ii ., li 5
II i ( o. , I I
t"l .lo.l.t, i i. nib s s I
oppoiitu Lily Its h-.Ur 1

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