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'11' rf 8AT0nDAY, DtiOBMiftlt Iff. 1531. fl Mexico. jjl Tlicro was oxuborant laudation oUhoMnx- m i ' 'en Public 'n o speeches at tho banquet ili ' In honor of SoQor lloireno last Wodncsday It wonlng." Tho host ot tho evening; spoko of In tlio recent proirrossof Mexico In civilisation j( ' and prosperity. Ho declared that lior fields. Jllf forests, and mines nro producing; In abun- h ,lanoo ; that hoi- industries aro multiplying PJ ( and profitable: that, whllo her treasury '- ' x as bankrupt a fow years tifto. It now has Hi an annual Incomo of over $100,000,000: that II she Is a favorlto country for Investors, and pi j Is rooelvinff vast amounts of capital from Ijl v abroad; that, whllo she had loss than 800 III miles of railroad In 1BT0. eho has now neatly 1 -0,000 miles: and that eho will yot stand In Ml tho front rank of tho civilized nations ot tho jjjpj world. Ho lauded Prcsldont Dm as a n nation maker worthy ot ronown. 8 SoOor Boueno dwolt mainly upon tho ro- f latlons between Mexico and tho United 'Jill HtAtm. two nelghborlmr rowars which j)j should always enjoy mutual friendship. Ill ' Homalntalnodthntthotradebctwccnthuin, which has Increased rapidly In rocont years. ml ought to be frrcatly enlarged: ho showed : that tho railroad and telegraph linns ot n each ot them Intcrmlnglo so us to mnko fl , lioth of them practically ono country for ll commercial purposos; and ho spoko plons- nji antly of tho growth of social Intoroourso ttJ between the Mexican and American people. jjl Tho host and guest woro not exchanging l (imply compliments iu speaking thus ot Dili Mexico and tho United States: they spoko aif' tho language of business nnd umlty. ill" Tt gives us pleasure to corroborate nil that was said in praise ot Mexican progress v. ithlu recent years. Mexico has dono well und Is doing well undor tho poacetu), Intol Jlgcnt. and eccrgollo administration of President Diaz. May sha advnnco steadily I jjllj: It also gives us pleasure to corroborato jjjijl ,vihot was said In regard to tho mutual good fill KB will of tho American and Mexican people. ijltji Thero aro not any two other contiguous llIlM nations lu tho world time mnliitnln us Bin amicable relutlnns as those tlmlcvM be- (lljl twecn Moxlco and tho United Stat ei. )Ke9I MYM0-18 thnt tbosojrclatlons will con- II 1 tiiiUB and that both countries will always I! IS "w Denc1ted by each other's prosperity. A .Quarter of an Hour with Godkln. (j Wo observe that the editor ot tho Even.' ' itfgPpft labors undor a curious ralsapprc- I Jj henslbn as to who is prosecutor and who Is ' defendant lu the llttlo matter ot business t which wo have with him at present. Ho jijl arises in the dock to remark : jljj ' "Tuln, In Its championship ot Keen and Frrr- IJII jj ' wrick, attempted to reller tnoee two exixmente of IJIJ j Tiuniur methods from tbs retponiibliuy for tblt 111 marked aaeoelaUon ot the nqnortrafflowiuithopntiuo nil ethool by placing the bUm opon tbtlr predectuor jftj jj t In omce. WbUa II U admitted that the Bon1i t ijjja Kxctse that preceded tho present ona may tie fli held to blunt tor tka uUbllibmeat la th flrtt mln ' Initaaee ot many of tho ealoona tbtt make "II j I tip the cordons around tbo schoola, the tact U soiree- II rabuthed beyond quuUon that tha axlitlng Board, which came Into office under nppolatment ny Mayor tunon aUy4.1SS9,lemore blamawonbr than any of Iti predecessors. It la apparent tbat If cure. Kocn i, and rmniain bar n var mad anr pratanoa of a ran taodarata obaerraae ot tba ml ot tba Board which ';, aktannlawfoltba Uauaoaot Ueauaaor placailn Iha'ImcicilitaTlelBltr'of acbocU." l' ,Itmay-bo difficult for the editor of the U ' Ectming Post to understand that Th Son's ,' Interest centres upon him and his methods and performances rather than upon the Hi W Commissioners whom he Is attacking. We U I n bare no doubt that Mr. Koch and Mr. Frrz- I ';' FATnicx and Mayor Gramt are able to K I ' tako care ot themselves, at the proper time III I ' and In tbo proper way, should occasion M f nrlso. As for ourselves, this exciso casols I 'J only an Incident In an extended series ot HI l studies which we havo been making for bov M I ' era! years past in the motives, methods, jH I I and expedients of Mugwump lournallsm. as Ijl I exemplified In the practice of its most dis til I t tlngulshed professor. Wo find rich mate- 1 1 ' rial in Mr. Godkin's latest enterprlso of If 1 1 mendacity. In fact, he is so wildly extrav H I , agontlnhls charges, so wide ot tho cosily M I ,' asootabjed truth In his ,pretondcd state H I j. monts of fact, and so astonishingly rock HJ loss of the Inovitablo prompt exposure, that Jj J wo should bo inclined to bellevo thatsomo j '? outsider was Imposing upon the editor of al I S. the Evening Boat, did not the animus ho '; displays against Tammany Hall, and our ju ,, own previous experience with him in slml ) 1' ' iRrmatters. notably his celebrated chargo III about tho aquoduct stoat ot $10,000,000, for jH 7? bid that charitable supposition. ill .! heretoro you may remain standing In I I tho dock, Impudentlsslmus, and we will do jjl our best to mako your Mugwump friends n1 V1 ashamed ot you. 9 I f. You began by editorially accusing these III f t two Commissioners of Exulco, and through KU ' Uiem Mayor Giiant, tho present municipal tit i i uovernmenc ana xammany uaii. o: sys- M . tomatlo violation of law and brutal Jndlffer- jll I 3" enco to the Interests of public morality In HI planting saloons around tho public schools M I & and tbo churches. You o-en Intimated that I p Mr. Kocn and Mr. FrrzyAxnicK for In all I fe of, your protonded" disclosures "and" rov jl I etutlons" you novermontlon Commissioner Hi j !. Meaktm, whoUoea not happen to boa mem Ih ,. bar of Tammany proforrod In locating a III '' now drinking pbacfl to put It where it would II I doimo8t to corrupt and demoralize tho H I V Ecn00' children of tho town. P j In support ot your amazing charges si J- "ajalnst.Mr. 'Kocn and Mr. FrrzVATmcK, I ' you misrepresented tho law governing the M I f ' action of tho Exciso Hoard. You led your I raadors to boUeve that there existed somo In I )it statutory provision prohibiting tho Board III I " 'rom afranUnt Ucoiuwsto places in the" lm- I ( rmdlata vicinity" ot a school, church, or Ml I charitable institution. rYou concealed as IU I adroitly as you could and as far as you 1)1 dared, the truth that this "Immediate vl H1 . dnlty ! prftvlaiou was nothing more thau o. HI - rale of tho Board Itself, voluntarily adopted U 7 as defining Its own freo Intentions and self KM ., limiting the discretion conferred upon it by ' thAsotusilawsotthoSUtoilnothorwords, 1 j you persistently concealed tho faot that I V evM If Commissioner Kooh and Cora- It mlssioner I'itzvatiuck hod, as .you .,, represented, established cordons of ;; drinking places around the public 'U schools, locating. It you plooso, a saloon f eah.sldo of every schoolhouso, tho Board i wquldliave vlolateduo law, but morely have V, Ignored a rulo of Its owu making, which at h. inyLtlmo It might formally rescind. The k. 'eltect ot this Intentional confusion of terms Sf by which "rule "and "law" were used In jy ti;rchnpgcably, has been to decolve many K lpl Hero, for Instance, is so clear J hoadod n Journal as tho Boston Herald com 4 plrnontloir you upou your vigilance In do- tooting tbo location of saloons "nearer to V tfioschoolhouses thnutlio law allows :"aud "ft you accept and roprlnt tho compliment f , wltliout a blush, and, of course, without tho r, fillfrhte.it moyemeu to correct tho radical (u'i misapprehension on which It rests. 'ft Having established a bogus law as tho ift basis) for your express charge of crlra- 'nJtllty agulnst tho mcmbois of tho ?' . ' Board of Exciso, you noxt proooeded to tho manufaoturo ot fraudulent ovi donco. Day, after day you .printed maps purporting to show tho plague spots around tho schools as established by tho Commissioners whom you wore editorially denouncing as brutes nnd criminals. At this stago wo took you in hand, Irapudou ttsslraus. Wo ascertained thodatosot the licenses for which you were holding tho two Tammany mombers ot tho present Board responsible as tho original locators of tho saloons in question. This in quiry dovoloped tho somewhat im portant fact thnt In an overwhelming mnJOrityot tho cases specified, Mr. Kocn und Mr. Frrzr.vnucK litul no mora to do with tho location ot tho saloons than you had yourself. Out of ono batch of olghty ono saloons, for which you hold thoso Com missioners responsible, nnd on which you res tod your libellous chnrgos against thorn, not less than seventy-six, or nil but live, weroillconscd before tho appointment of Mr. Kocii anil Mr. FiTzrATBioK by Mayor Grant; and to revoke or withhold thoso licenses, in tho absenco ot evidence showing violation of tho Exciso laws, or bod charac ter ot tho porsons holding tho licenses, would subject tho Board to mandamus. from tho nearest court of record. Tho exposure of yourtrlckot map making and your wholesale suppression of tho dates of tho licenses which you specified In support of your editorial chargos against tho Com missioners, knocked your whole case flat. II destroyed tho ontlro fabric of fraudulent ovldenco which you had,, boon Ingeniously and laboriously rearing'' for about a fort night. No reader of the Pout, however hos tile to Tammany nail, and however inclined to bellovo In your humbug solicitude for the school children, was so dull as not to sec tho bearing ot this disclosure ot your meth ods. You admit it yoursolf, as squarely as you over admit any piece of journallstlo dis honesty In which you aro caught, in the pas sago quoted at tho beglnnlngof this article Abandoning all that you hod alloged. in the way ot proof up to tho tlmo in question, you now calmly proceed to a now series of " dis closures " nnd " revelations " on an entirely different plan from those which havo been demolished. Your porseveranco in this ro speut would remind us ot tho ant, when its hill Is kicked over, if your motlvo were as respoctablo as that Insect's. Your second series. Impudentlsslmus, is as fraudulent as was tho othor. Following you patiently Into dotalls. nnd scrutinizing your pretended lists ot now saloons licensed since May i. 18S9, when tho present Com missioners took office, wo are more and more astouishod at tho recklessness ot your mendacity. It Is not easy to deal with so shifty nnd Irresponsible a character, but we shall not give you up" just yot. Tho Evening Post is now publishing on every possible opportunity tho statemont that tho present Board ot Excise has grant ed not less than 2,067 now licenses since it came into existence and that a very largo percentage, fifty or sixty por cent, at least of this enormous accession to tho liquor power, has boen distributed by the votes ot Mr. Kocn and Mr. Fttzpatbicx in tho ' Im mediate vidnlty" of public schools. It does not publish, and probably dares not to publish, tho fact that the total ot licensed places In Now York at the present tlmo is 217 less than when this Board began its duties. Instead of increasing the number of licenses in proportion to the growth ot the city's population since May 4, 1889, the "Tammany Commissioners" attacked by the Post decreased it to that very consider able extent. From day to day tho Post Is printing lists of licenses granted by tho present Board, and alloged by tho Poet to be " unlawfully " near tho schools. Its first batch of 250 now licenses pretended to show 100 saloons in the "immediate vicinity "of some educational institution. Its second batch of 180 licenses contained 100 cases pronounced objectiona ble In that respect. In a third batch of 113 new licenses it protends to discover 131 vio lations ot law hv Mr. Knar nnH Mr Vm- patiuok. It Is this third list, printed on Saturday last, which we have subjected to the test of a careful and somewhat tiresome examination. Wo find that instead of specifying the 131 objectlonablo places which It protends to havo found in an examination of 113 new licenses, Its list alleges only 100. But this list of 100 really contains only 70 items ; for not less than 17 places aro duplicated, being mado to do duty twice, while two places are used thrlco to 6well tho exhibit. Further more, tho PoBt'a dishonest statistician lumps as " saloons " and " barrooms " overy placo licensed, whatover tho class and char acterof Its license. According to the method which It has adopted, tho establishment of AcuKn, MmtiiALt, & Co.vdit, for exam ple, at Fifty-seventh street and 81xth ave nue, holding a grocory license for sale by tho bottlo and in quantities, not to bo drunk on the promises, would figure as a saloon menacing thn morula nt h pupils ot tho Charllor Institute on Fifty ninth street; tho students of music in Mr. CAiiNEoru's building at Fifty-seventh street and Seventh avenue; tho Grammar School No. CO In Fifty-fourth street, midway between the Sixth and Seventh avenues; tho Worklngraon's Sehool in tho sanio street,' and several other Institutions of learning. Tho sphere of tho evil Influence ot Aokkb, Mebualij & Cokdit's IIcoubo would extend eastward to Fifth avenue, northwnrd to tho Centtal Purk, westward utmost to Seventh avenue, and southward nearly to Fifty third street. More than this, Messrs. AcitEit, Mkmiai.Ii & Condit'b grocery storo wouid figure in tho J'oat'a statistics not as ono saloon, but as four or more, consti tuting for mathematical purposes a distinct saloou for every one ot tho schools within six hundred feet ot It. For the Poat assumos us the basis ot all ot its charges thut anywhere within a radius of six hundred feet Is within the " immedi ate vicinity." There Is absolutely no uuthorlty for this impudent oonbtruetlon ot the Board's voluntarily adopted rule, ex cept such as Is furnished by tho Pout's own desire to mako a decoptlvo exhibit with which to discredit Tnmmnny Hall. The effector tho authoritative adoption ot the Post'a construction of Immediate vicinity" would bo surprising. In somo jorts of the town It would do away with the Hccnso system established by tho laws of tho Statu, and set up instead prohibition, as absoluto as over Gen. Nkal Dow dreamed of. Take, for Instance, the map of tho exten sive and densely populated region on the east sldo of the Bowory, from Now Cham bers street all the way up to BJvington, nod reaching as far back as Clinton street, und to tho East River betweou James slip aud Butgers slip. Draw around eaoh school aud church a olrclo with six hundred foot of radius. Tho circles of proldbltlon Interlock nnd practically cover thowholo territory. Tliero aro 103,200 lineal feot, or about twenty miles ot street front, in this region, covered by plato 8 In E. noniKSos's atlas. Only 0,640 feot, or loss than two miles out of tho twenty, escape tho Post's circlesof prohibition. Siostof thlsoxoraptod territory, where the laws of Now York aud not thoso ot Maluo would still ope j ate, is ju i ' .n - the streets dlroctiy Vipuit the river fronts or nenrlt. Along tho enst fildo ot tho Now Bowery and tho Bowory, from Now Cham bers strcot'n'p to Itlvington. there hrd only 2W foot where thcT Excise Board, according to tho Post's construction of what Is " law ful," could grant a lloonse of any sort. At Chrystlo street and Grand, at tho Bowory and Bayard, and at East Broadway and Clinton, there are llttlo regions containing respectively 730. 000. and DM foot ot Btroot front, where saloons, restaurants, or gro ceries might oxlst. But 03,003 out of tho 103,200 feet, moro than eighteen miles out ot tho twenty miles of si reel tiontln this sec tion of tho town, v.juld bo prohibition territory, with the Now York system of llcenso no longer in' force. U.l.u bume state of affairs would exist In every part of tho .metropolis lu a greater or less degree. Wo havo entered into theso Interesting calculations to show clearly tho character of tho Post's assumption as to what consti tutes " Immediate vicinity." Now let us sco how It applies its utterly unwarranted and ridiculous assumption. Its mothod In discovering saloons In the Immediate vicinity of a school Is to tako ItonresoM's atlas and measure six hundred feet across streets, over intervening build ings ana Bona diocks oi ouuuiugs, irum ino nearest point of tho structure In which the saloon, restaurant, or grocery store Is located to the nearest point ot tho school building. It tho distance by the map Is six hundred feet or loss, the saloon, restaurant, or grocery in question b set down In Its list n menacing tho school In question, Irre spective of,tho true topographical relations of the two places! Wo regret to say that even In pursuing this simple and conven ient method of making a case, tho Evening Poat is astonishingly dishonest in its meas urements. Tho figures of distances alleged in its lists, so far as wa havo attempted to -verify them, aro utterly untrustworthy. In nearly forty Instances out of a possible ono hundred it helps along its case by understating tho actual distance, nnd this by understatements varying from ten feot to twenty-fhe hundred. Tho dishonesty of its measurements Is not less marked than thodlslngenuousnesoof its mothod of measurement. The reasonable mv tn AKMrtjitn thn Hiftrnnrn f mm n. ftnhn.iL house to a saloon, as establishing proxim ity for practical purposes, is to measure the nearest route by sidewalk from the former to tho latter, and not through solid build ings and blocks ot buildings that intervene. To assert, for example, tbat tho res taurant in the basement of tho Pros cott Houso, on tho west sldo ot Broadway at Spring strcot, menaces tho morals ot the Marion Strcot Grammar School merely because the nearest part ot tho Prescott House is 590 feet from the near est part ot the school building, by a line measured across Broadway, through four solid buildings, across Crosby street, through threo moro solid buildings, and then across Marlon street, would seem to bo the culmination of absurdity. Yet that Is what tho Post docs, and It Is a fair sample of a great part ot Its reckonings. Tho near est distance by sidewalk from tho Marlon street school to tho restaurant under tho Prescott House is 8J0 feot; and oven it the latter establishment were a menaco and a danger to any public school, it is practically as remote from tho Marion street school as it is from Mr. Godkin's office at Fulton street and Broadway. We havo gone through this pretended list of 100 saloons, or actual list of 79 licensed places of tho various classes, which tho Post offers in support ot its charges, with growing disgust at the Impudence of our unscrupu lous Mugwumpcontemporary. Wodonotsee how it can Impose on anybody who will take tho trouble to Investigate personally half a dozen specified cases chosen at random. Here, for example, is the first school offered by the Post in evidence, as threatened by six "saloons " in the " lmmodlato vicinity." IS jr PraNfUifoon. : 1 Grammar So. 3: Its llenrjr itraat 85 Monro itraet 280 1SS Madlios atraet.. 178 IBS Bait Broadwaj.aiS S9-S8 Bantr atrat..0O atSIfottitreat 300 M Canal atreat 600 The place at 83 Monroo street, instead ot being 200 feet from tho schoolhouse, by the Post's own method of measurement, is 810 feot away, through two solid blocks and across ono street. Tho Post has Hod 60 feot to bring the llcenso a little nearer the school house. The nearest approach from tho school to tho placo at 85 Monroe, in default of wings or a balloon, Is down Henry to Pike, around one cornor, along Pike two blocks to Monroe, around another corner, and up Monroe. The distance is 650 feet, instead ot 200. as stated by the PoaL Tho place at 158 Madison, measured through Intervening buildings from rear of school to nearest corner of tho saloon, is 183 feet. It Is nearly 400 feet away, around two cornors, and shut off from the school by many Intervening walls. The placo at 156 East Broadway is two streets away, with a solid city block in tervening ; It can lie reached from the 6chool by way of Rutgers street in 710 foot or by way of Fiko streot In 850. The place at 8C-83 Henry street Is on tho same side of tbat street as the schoolhouse, but 100 foot away, across one street and at tho end of tho next block. Tho placo at 315 Mott streot, stated by tho l)t as distant 390 feet, is, In fact, 2.890 feet, or considerably oyer half a mile away, measured by the air line mothod. Anybody who travels all the way to 21S Mott street to ascertain how very threatening must bo the saloon which exorcises its evil Influonco upon Grammar School No, 2 at such long rango will bring up In front of a llttlo shop where a thrifty Italian gentleman sells meats and groceries and keeps a few bot tles of Italian and Callfornlan wines In stock for his customers to buy and carry homo. The place at 315 Mott holds a gro cery license only. The place at 23 Canal Is barely touched by tin Post's radius ot 800 feet. It is separated from tho school by two streots and two solid blocks of buildings. The nearest dis tance from the school to the saloon by side walk Is 850 feet. Wo might continue this process of ex amination with similar results throughout the Post's entire list of 79 licensed places otall classes, fraudulently represented as "lOOcnloons." Wa do not think any one who has followed us thus far will exact this laborious task. Life Is too short, aud tho time of our readers Is, teo valuable to con vict a malicious and industrious liar other wise than by sample. A few moro than ordinarily impudent cases lu tho remainder ot tho list will serve. Thnnllogcd salonmit 217 Ktnuton street, not clown os menacing Grammar Sehool No. 1. on IlltliiRiou fttroot, at n dlitanro of Ml root, is 810 fuut distant by ulr lino, through three solid blocks aud across threo streets. Tho l)at has lied 30 foet to bring it within the radius. By alduwulk it la oio feot from tho uchoolhouso It Is said to menace. But there 1 no Saloon there, and rio llconso. Tho alleged saloon at 313 Mott streot, said to menaco" Gram mar School 8. nt a dlstanco of 00 feet, or Just nero&s tho street. Is tho Innocent Italian groeory already roforrcd to as threatening llkcwiso tho Honry strcot school, Tho placo at 35a Elizabeth strcot, monao Ing this same school at an allogod dlstanoo ot 230 foot. Is really 010 feot away by tho nearest line. Hero thoitat has Hod 820 foot to bring a license within Its radius. Tho actual dlstanco from this school to this plnco by sldowalk Is 800 feet. Tho placo at 37 Bowory. said by tho Post to havo boon established by Mr. Kocn and Mr. FrrzrATnrcK with brutal IndHTcrcnco to tho Interests ot Grammar School No. 7, on Chrystlo strcot, at n dlstanco ot 675 foot, rs 790 foot awnv by tho noarest route. Thus far by way ot Illustration. Now to summarize tho results of our examination of tho Post'a protonded Investigation ot theso 79 licenses, rondo In Its list to do duty ns 100 " saloons." all lu tho " lmmodlato vicinity " ot tho publio schools. Four nro represented as being COO feet distant. Tho actual distances, by tho near est practicable method of approach, are re spectively 850, 880, 850. and 680 feet. Twolve aro represented as from 650 to 000 feot distant. Tho actual distances, by tho honest mothod of measurement, vary in theso twolvo cases from 635 to 910, sevonof tho twelve being over 800 footand all but two ot tho twolve over 700 feet. The average dlstanco of tho twelve places by tho nearest way of approach to tho schools alleged to bo menaced is 773 feot. Four are represented as being from 500 to 650 feet distant. Tho true distnuces ot these four places, correcting tho Post's fraudu lent measurements, are, respectively. C25, 710, 820. and 1,000 feet. Thirty places aro represented ns distant from KM to 600 feet. The true distances, for evorybody but tho Evening Post, vaiy from 100 to 075 feet. In all but two of the thirty cases tho licensed place Is on a different strcot. around ono or two corners, and re moved from all offenslvo juxtaposition with tho schools by Intervening blocks of build ings. In each of tho two cases where tho licensed placo Is on tho samo street as tho 6chool suriDOSod to bo affected, it Is 100 feet away and on tho next block, or tho next but ono. In twenty of the thirty cases the dls tanco Is over COO feet, and tho average dis tance of the thirty places is 611 feot. Fourteen places aro represented as boing at distances of from 300 to 100 feet. Tho truo distances by sidewalk from nearest point ot schoolhouse to nearest point ot alleged saloon vary In theso fourteen cases from soo to 2,890 loet. All but two cases aro on dlfforent streots, away from tho schools. Tho oxcoptlonB aro places on Eighth avenuo corners, tho schools being on cross streots. Soven of tho fourteen places aro more than 000 feet removed; ten are 600 feet or moro. Tho average dlstanco of tho fourteen places from the schools concornod Is 706 foet; but this average is considerably increased by the case whero tho Post has reckoned nn Italian grocery as n saloon threatening a school moro than half a mile away. Twenty-four places are exhlbitod as from 200 to 300 feot distant. The truo distances, by shortest way ot approach, vary from 230 to 1,010 feet. Somo of tho worst Instances ot misrepresentation appear In this class, ns, for examplo, in tho case ot Grammar School No. 69, In East Fifty-seventh street. Tho Post measures across two solid blocks to East Fifty-fifth street to tho tap-room of a large brewery, making it threaten tho school at the dlstanoo of 260 feot, when in fact it can be reached from tho school only by a walk of more than 1,000 feet. Tho avor ago dlstanco of tho twenty-four places fiont the schools concerned is 135 feet. Tills disposes of eighty-eight per cent, of the licensed places specified by the Pout In tho specimen list which wo havo analyzed. Next we find eight places set down as dis tant from tho school botween 100 and 200 feet, and four places where tho distance is stated at less than 100 feet. Thoso twolvo cases constitute tho only reasonable ground for criticism ot the action ot tho Commis sioners In the list under examination. Tho rest Is padding, much of it ridiculous in the extreme. Hero are tho twolvo cases which, on tho face ot tho Post's showing, alone seem to afford somo llttlo support to Us ex travagant accusations ; Vottt Trut "Silaj" Mini. IHUnntt. Villonr. 13 Eait Ilotuton llOSbtrilt 183 015 158 Madljon lit) Henry ITS 400 BBDarard S3 Mott 171; s:& IIS Columbia 110 Sheriff s 230 247 Stanton 110 Sheriff J 'VI 3(10 D3 Jlnlberrjr lot Bayard l.V) 330 13 Suffolk 33 Norfolk 100 30 ITSCbryitle 100 Chrytle J 00 100 319 Wel 47th S36Wt47tb 73 75 11 Varlek 13 Korth Moure 75 75 215 Molt 232 Mott CO 5 74 lleitcr 30 Allen SO 20 Tho licensed place at 113 East Houston Is 325 feet away, and around tho cornor, shut off from the school by n solid block of buildings. It is not a saloon. It Is a dining room of respoctablo appearance. The place at 158 Madison Is a cornor sa loon. It is 190 foet from tho nearest point of tho school building by any route that does not involve tho penotratlon of many brick walls, and Is around two corners. Tho placo at 59 Bayard is also a saloon, around a cornor. and 325 foot awav. Tho placo at 118 Columbia is n saloon and shop for tiio sale of bottled wines, under Columbia Hall. It Is ou a different block, secludod from tho school by two corners, across a street, and 230 foot away. Tho placo at 217 Stanton, accurately measured by tho Post as 160 feet from tho Bchoolhouso, Is not a saloon. It formerly had a class 1, or grocer's license, but tho same was transfened last summer, and 217 Stanton Is not now licensed. Tho place at 63 Mulberry Is a saloon ex actly at tho "Bend." not 150, but 350 feet from tho school on Bayard street. The place at 13 Suffolk, measured by the Poat as 150 feot distent from the Norfolk stieot school, is 150 feetaway by tho nearest approach. There is no saloon there. Num ber 131s divided between a furniture shop, a neat bakory. aud a midwife's office. Tho placo at 175 Chrystlo is a saloon, as tho Pout states. Its distance from the school, 100 foet, Is truthfully stated by that newspaper. Wo learn upon Inquiry that the license to this placo was granted by the present Commissioners, with the assent and approval of the School Trustees In the Tenth ward, and their endorsement of the llcenso is on file. The place at 319 West Forty-seventh tticot. 73 feet from a schoolhouse, and on tho soma block, Is not a saloon. It baa no llcenso for tho sale of liquor to bo drunk on tho premises. No. 11 Varlek street, 75 foot from the North Mooro street schoolhouse, is not a saloon aud has no llcenso of any class, That number is divided botween an apothecary's shop and a small grocory. Tho placo nt 213 Mott strcot is tho Italian provision shop which figures so largely as a saloon In llioWfl'Totclatloiib." Jt has no license for tho salo ot liquor to bo drunk on the premises. No. 71 Hester, adjacent to tho Hester streot ontranoo ot the Alton street school, Is not a saloon. It Is a Hebrew shop, whero, among othor things, wlno is sold by tho bottlo to bo carried away. This finishes tho 103 cases alleged' by tho Post In Its malicious and 'unscrupulous at tempt to manufacture cvidonco In support of charges previously, and rooklossly mado without ovldenco. If thoro la a single csso In tho 100 which affords a basis for reasona ble and candid criticism of tho Board's acts, ah impartial examination fails to dleoloso It Wo havo taken the troublo to go into this matter In dotall to sottlo onco and for all tho truo character of the PosVs fraudulent lists. Wo Bupposo It will keep tight on printing Its bogus catalogues. Thoro Is no law or rulo that wo know ot to prevent that Mugwump newspaper from deceiving tho publio if It can, but we fancy that after this exposure It will find that further onterpriso in tho samo direction is a waste ot space and typo motal. To recapitulate tho caso against Mr. E. L. Godkix: 1. Ho mado In advanco of any ovldoneo charges of criminality and brutal indiffer ence to the publio interests against two publio officers, simply because they woro members ot Tammany Hall, appointed by Mayor Grant. 3. To support his charges, ho spent about two weeks in presenting as ovldenco licenses which had boen granted before Mr. Frrz fatbick and Mr. Koch took office. 3. Detected and exposed In this trick, ho cheerfully resorted to an entirely new sys tem ot false representation, to whloh we havo attended in the foregoing paragraphs. 4. He has misrepresented tho law. 5. Ho has misrepresented tho facts. 6. Ho has assumed a radius of "Immedi ate vicinity " for whloh ho had no warrant In precedent or common sense ; and which, If adopted by the Board, would nullify tho llcenso Jaws ot tho State and establish prohibition In a great part ot the city's ter ritory. 7. He has adopted a fraudulent system ot measuring distances In ordor to bring as many licensed places as possible within his preposterous radius. 8. Ho has persistently and dishonestly misrepresented distances, oven according to his own plan of measurement. 9. Ho has misrepresented tho oharacterot tho licenses granted, reckoning systemati cally as "saloons" licenses of class 1, such as nro Issued only to grocers, druggists and bottlors, and which authorizo tbo sale ot liquor only In packages by tho bottlo or measure, not to bo drunk on tho promises. 10. Ho has dono all of theso dtshonorablo things with full knowlodgo of what he was doing, and with no other ournosa than to gratify his notorious hatred of our city Gov ernment and of Tammany Hall. You may stand down now, Impudentlsslmus. The Mighty Man of Erin. In tho coming and going of pugllistlo championships in America tho beautiful Irish Island has been more often repre sented at tho front than any other country, whether it be tho United States itself, England, Germany. Canada, or Newfoundland, tho few but famous sources of our list of champions. Of the nlnoteen Individuals attaining to tho afore said catalogue Ireleud has given birth to seven, although thoso whose first stamp was upon this Western hemisphere, llkowlse seven In all, wore known respectively as Hyiui, Hkenas Gallaoheb. Dwyeb, Btak, and BuhjIvan. They were named thus out oi no personal preferenco for titles of Gat, laqheh. SUU.IVAM, and the like, but for the reason thnt their forbears had so been known in Ireland years before. Ireland Is on top In the originally British field of pu glHstlcs as she is in the great American In stitution ot negro minstrelsy. Of late years tho nativo Celts havo stood around our ring and not in it. Thoro hasn't been a genuinely Emerald champion since tho six feet and a halt of Edwaud O'Baxd- WIN sank out of Hlo-hr.. Thrrn Inn. nnntillnr In terest, therefore, belonging to tho appear ance this present season ot another Irish man giving ovldenco of boxing powers fit to pick up ognln a thread of his country's Interrupted greatness. It not to tako back to her tho very highest honors known to tho profession. Peter Mabeb. who night before last performed with suoh amazingly brilliant success at" New York's most magnificent DiANA-toppod arena, tho Madison Square Garden, is a truly good young man. Ho is a tall youth whoso weight docs not show through his coat. His face. Intelligent, pleasing, regular, and slight, as In cases often encountered with us, speaks for a body ot great muscular size, and by all usual comparisons still greater strength. Ho Is marked with power and quality to his hocls. With him all is good, all works togother, and with tho luduplloablo elegance of great natural gracoand untouchod suppleness. And his style. Ah, it is lovely. Master Mahxb has as yet tapped gloves with but very few, and hence has onjoyed llttlo of tho practlco that makes porfoot; but none the less his action calls up the days when tho analysis of the great tighter gavo ono part strength to nlno parts skill, and in casting up tho letter's chances against his rival, bdonco occupied tho judgmont almost to tho I exclusion of weight and force. This Irish-1 man is as puro in stylo as tho professor who cultivates stylo only. His hitting Is straight, precise moaning, finished, and marred with no motionof the windmill orot tho slugger ovor ready to rest his fortune on tho die of n single blow. Taken for all In nil. strength, stylo, and method mako him to bo a happy and always dangorous medium betwoen tho whirlwind school of giants that have kopt tho ring for now something like a dozen years past and tho classical and highly polished 160-pounders who ruled It in the epoch preceding. As towhatMaaxB can do in the face ot the greater guns now figuring before the public, such as Slavih. or Jackson, or Coreett. time will have to tell, since noth ing elso can. But he has proved so much tbat among the various national flags float ing over the P. B. the but lately drooping standard of Ireland must again be raised aloft to flutter In the company of the high est. And by way of first taking his own measure, why shouldn't he take that of Mr. CaboiiUS Mitchell, now on bis way to this country ? Why did our friends, tho Drys, choose to hold their next National Convention In St Louis? A meritorious place, but without Pro hibition suxg-eetlons and well endowed with browerUs. Why was tho Convention not called for Watorvllle, Watortown. or Watorbury? It is desirable that the publication of the now edition ot Dr. Ciuujcckt Mitchell Dk raw's" Orations and After-Dlnnor Spoeohea" hall be delayed long enough to permit the in sertion In It ot the discourse whloh he deliv ered on Wednesday laat at thn dedication of the Droxel Institute la Philadelphia. Mine pas sagos of which woro printed in yesterday's Run. The full toxtof tills dlvrmirno will show that It 14 unlike tiny of tho orations or any of the uftor-dlnnur epoechos that stood lu tho lat edition of tho book and that aro to bore printed in tho forthcoming edltlou. Ar the Orexel Institute has beeu "founded for the promotion of Art. Science, and Industry." so it Is to these noble themes that Dr. DsraWsdli oonreo Is devoted. It Is not ess, evonfora nan ot very luminous mind, to throw anr new light upon tueli lhuraos.but It Is Impossible for Dr. Drrrw to take up any theme without throwing light upon It. Therefore, wo nek. lot this publication of the new edlllo 1 ot Dr. Dtraw's book be delayed until ho cuh find tlmo to review, revise, and prepare for the printer tho Philadelphia dls oouraa ot Wcdnosdar last upon art, science, and Industry. Wo. tho American j)coplo. aro kindly dis posed toward Chill, though she has not de meaned herself proporlyin her deallntrs with us. Wo ore altosethor frlondty to Italy, rhoufth sho withdrew her Minister from Washington sometime ago. Wo think highly of the whole population of the New Dominion ot Canada, though somo ot the purblind newspapers thoro do not roolprocato our aontlments. In short, wo. the Amoiican people, aro lit an amiable mood as wo survey tho wholo world, and stand ready for sett-defonco against alt comers. That la an ablo Idea ot, Chicago to invite OonsresB to como and look at tho Fair., Will you walk Into mv parlor? A doadhoad excur sion for Congross at an expense of $5,000,000 would bo a trifle too expensive Just $8,000, 000 too oxpenslve. If Chicago cIioobob to gtvo a tree lunch to Congress, and certain membora ot Congress ohooso to go, ovorybody to" his taste: but Congress knows that the bill will bo sent In. Mr. Andrew CAnxMiE appears to hold decided opinions about tho future destiny ot the northern portion of North America. In reply to a question put to him by Mr. Joun Paitsbson of Ontario about tho proposed es tablishment ot iron works at Hamilton, ho an wered, with emphasis : "When the foreign colony ot Canada recognlcos its destiny and becomes a part of the American Union. It will bo time enough to consldor the Investment of capital thero by Americans. This natural union ot tho English-speaking people ot the Aroorlcan continent would doublo the valuo ot everything In Canada, inoludlne the men ot Canada." There is no doubt that Mr. CinNECU's viow of the effect ot continental union upon tho value of property in Canada Is just and mod erate: and whon tho peoplo of Canada como to the samo oonoluston, they will undoubtedly know how to mako their Judgmont offectlve. Having kicked likon bay steer against mortgages, the Kansas Alliance Is nbouUo go into tho business of being a loathsome mort gagee Itself. Tho Kansas Alliance Coopera tive Mortgage Association has boen formed. It remains to be seen whether the Alliance will be any more ready to pay Interest to a company ot this namo than to (inordinary investment company. Tho capital I to be raised by tho sale of stock, so that Wall street might have a volco in tho company if It desired; but, according to tho Kansas Alliance theory, there should be no obligation to pay either Interest or prlnolpal of a mortgage to tho shark mouthed and harpy-olawed capitalists of the East No mortgages genuine unless hnysevd is used to "sand" tho ink. Our estoomed contemporary, tho Jewish Tidings, objects to our speaking ot a person who had been arrested in New York as a " Po lish Hobrow." Tho ground ot the objection Is that tho word Hobrow moans an adherent of the Jewish religion, and our contemporary holds that it Is objectlonablo to describe a man by naming his fnltlu So it would be if tho purposo was to express or intitnato anything unfavorable to the religion In question ; but in Tax Sun the word had no such intention. It was merely used to describe his nationality, to tell what country and what raoo he comes from, just as ono would say in another case that he was an Irishman, an Italian, or a, Dnnn. Our contemporary mar supposo that it would bo suffloiont to say that the man was from Po land, but wo think not. We know ot no other phrase than tho ono wo nsod that precisely expresses his nationality and origin. Now that tho Lcaguo and tho American Association have met and kissed each other, and dovo-tyed Poaeo has umpired their long dispute to Uie satisfaction of both, the future of the national gamo looks as beautiful as over did thn Hon. Michael Jolx Kelly la his most aureate and pulchritudl nous primo; and tho American citizen who doesn't; so to speak, shout for joy and also sing in consequonco is going to have tho grip, and noods to bo looked to. Tho war ot secession is over, and union, at fifty cents general nnd twonty-fivo cents special ad mission, is cemented. Thereforo tho crank longs for tho springtide and tho heart of tho howler Is high. A Richmond City Councilman has been arrested for taking part In a turkey raffle and refusing to draw out of the gamo when or dered to do so by a shocked policeman. It Is to bo feared that thoro nro many men In this fast old planet who aro unable to resist tho so ductlvoncss of a turkoy raffle. Perhaps tlioy bolleve it to bo an anclont and onco laud able custom not to bo retarded, at worst, as moro than tho mildest sort of a malum prohibitum. Perhaps tlioy rcgnrd the groat coat of a turkar orocurril hv thn linmnU nt tlm dlco as evidence that avarico and tho desire to get proporty without labor can't bo charged upon the turkey rnffler. There nro porsons who will drink no stimulant but gin. and yet regard themsolves as singularly virtuous and teetotal Inconsequence, and perhaps thero are enthusiasts who regard tho procosa oi turkey raffling as not gamblinc but a spirited mothod for tho distribution of food products. It is said that Frlnco Albeiit Vicron nnd ins l-incBSS mat is to bo nro going to bo hard up. ALBsnrEnwAJiD hoards debts rather than money, her Majesty, though n saver, is not rolling in generosity, and Pnrllamont Is not disposed to provide too woll for tho young roan moro renowned for length ot neck th n length ot head. Tho thing for him to do Is to como ovor hero nnd lecture prepara tory to growing up with tho country. Prlnco as he is. ho may yet bocome a member of tho Oklahoma Territorial Assembly or Mayor ot Blumpopolls. Hero Is his chanco to mako money, and to become a ruling sovorelgn in stead ot a prlscclct A Georgia physician, too much derated to putting an enemy In his mouth, has received from bis townsmen a vigorous rebuke In tho shaoa of a flogging and a ooat ot ink. The ooatof ink seems to have beea a substitute forth more usual tar and feathers, and may have been used in an allegorical sense to de note that tho jag boarer has such dark grained spots aa will not lose their tinct. or with a satirical reforenoo to the doctor's literary acquirements. It will not be pre. tended, we suppose, thnt Ink applied exter nally has any curative quullty In cases of In temperance. Why ink should be used as a warning against blots Is not clear: but It is often difficult to grasp tho subtleness of ex pression wlilcn a mob employs in Its im. promptu courts. Ilia lll-taw. I dreiint tbat t dwelt In Tamrnanr't IUIU, With Croter mil Urant on My ld; And of all tba Ut.uiru within lu trails, Mrtl and Mills wcra the prll Oroit the majority I could txuui; I iiad wrcited from David bit famt. But I alio draamt. which pteatad Me moil. That tba Mugwump! aim loved Ma Ilia tame. Then Crlip and Gorman touglit My bind, And worshipped with briiilf il Invf And nlih retfrenf.-, I could not nilbi'aod, ?b) pledfml their auppurttn Mr, But t woiei and not out ot the whole d-d tana Since then tu oared aniht for My claim: And la aU My dreanti I tea, will, a twnr, I oattiUtMufwiUBpiitUltSTsUitbtaaiaa, t MOTlarAST CAinKVtUL MASS. Ta Traataaa Bar Accepts tka Aaeade4 Bcalgaa er Architect Retna A Xfltra;e. Ooorge Maccultooh Miller informed Holns & lVatargo. the arohltoote in Temple Court, yesterday that the Board ot Trustees ot tha Cathedral of Bt John tho Divine had substan tially accepted the amended plans for ths ca thedral aa they were submitted. Thero mar be a tew small obaagea In the plsns In ths course ot construction Of tho cathedral, but practically they will remain unchanged. Tho gonoral ground plan of tha edifice Is la tho form of the cross, the arms ot which, form ing tho nave, transepts, and ehanoel have each a oentral and two sldo aisles. The genoral ex terior doslon is that of a largo oentral lantern or tower, intnoiouraneiosor tne cross am four flanking towers with entrances. At the west front are two larger tewern. the contral one being crowned by a splro. which looms un above them all. . In tho amended plans greater seating ospao Ity has bpou given to the main body of the cathedral., and . more decoration . has been added to the splro. . The cathedral will face wost Instead of south, and the chapels will rlsa uhnintly from tho retaining wall of Morning, sldo park. The total external length or I lie enthedral will bo tt'20 feet, the width ot thn front and the transept respectively lfio and 2tK)roqt: the holght of tho oentral spire 425 foet from1 tho floor of the cathedral and 525 feet from tho city level. The front towers will be 2i0 foet high. . XO MOSBT WASTED OS ROUT. The Toaafca Pfcyatelem AM to Do the Tea. Cifyiag About nil Saatty. Crank John George Roth, who shot at ths liov. Dr. John Hall as Dr. Hall was leaving his church after service on Nov. 20. was arralguod yostorday In the General Bosslons to plead to an Indlctmont for assault with intent to kill. Whon Clerk Hall askod Itoth how ho pleadod. ho looked helplessly at his oounsol. JUwver Purdr. Mr. Purdy replied :" I plead not guilty for my client. Ho Is not In a mental condition to plead for himself, becauso he has no Idea ot what this proceeding means. Ho is undoubt edly tnsane. I now ask your Honor to appoint a Comralsnlnn to determine the question of his mental condition." , . "No. Mr. Purdr," rejoined Judge Cowing, " I havo, never been In favor of appointing com missions ot that kind. They entail unneces sary expense upon tho. county. There ara physicians attached to the Tombs, and they can examine a person alleged to bo insane. It Is not necessary that hlgh-prioed exports should bo called upon to do what they can do. Thon tho codo provides that a jury may bo Im panelled to hoar their testimony and determine upon it . Itoth may be rnmandnd for examina tion by tho Tombs physicians." UABS'I fouxd cox. a noun. Agent Tralttcnr Want to Sec the Flclnr Healer Matta tAnimm Seine. Col. August Gross, tho art dealer, from whom Treasury Agent Charles H. Traltteur seized "The Lion in Ambush" and "Aux Amies." iu Minneapolis, could not bo found yesterday. Ho returned from Washington on Thursday ovenlng after calling on Assistant Secretary Spaulding. and registered at tha Hotel Bartholin. Ho remained in tho hotel but a few moments, and has not been seen there since. Treasury Agent Traltteur was hunting him josterdny. At the Custom House an Invoice was discov ered whloh shows that on Aug. lit last Tl de U. Splridonof Splrldon & Co.. 4 West Twenty second street, arrived with two boxes ot paint ings, on whloh ha paid (3D duties. The paint ings were Invoioed at 1.000 francs. Col. Ores met Bplridpn on the Freuoh line wharf that day. Mr. Traltteur asked Hplridon yosterduy ns to the nature of tho paintings brought iu on that day. "Oh.'' replied SpTrldon. "they woro. cheap things In rolls. I had forgotten about them. I sold them almost immediately." -3ren.Wr?' Inspectors Husey and Britten of Chief Wilbur's staff walked Into thn tailoring establishment of Cooper k Jarvis. 54 Broad way, yesterday, and solsod $300 worth of sarfa linings, which it Is claimed an employeoon the steamship City of Chicago thrust out of a port hole to a confederate on the wharf on tho last trip ot tho steamship. ZttB nnOADWAY FAVXltSXT. x realise at tha Power Htatloa at Boaetaa Street tha Work la Now Comitates'. .. ...... ....... . . .. I lontractor joun u. tnmniins declares his ' gratification ut the practical completion ot tha pavoment and cable construction In Broad way. Except for 100 feet at Houston street, whore tho powor station is building, the work is now finished. Mr. Crimmlns is proud of it He says that 2,500.000 granite blocks have beon laid, the greatest number ever laid -In tho same spaca ot time on ono contract and that tt is the best pnvemont and tho best oablo construction that havo boon laid in this or any other city in this country. Huoli degressions ns mar noinn frnm tha f- tllug of tho .parth where the water pipes wor changed will bo levelled up in the spring, so that in October next, whon tbo olty accepts the pavoment under tho contract, it will be in as nearly 'perfect condition as it Is possible to mako It. The now bridgo, stones havo not boon laid for the reason that thoy could not bo obtained. Thoy will he quarried and dressed during tho winter, anil the Maine Granite Company will romploto that part of thewotk according to the plans and specifications. Tho pavement whore tho bridge stones aro to bo laid is only temporary. rOtt TUB RITBR POLICE. They Max Parana Water Thlarea la Klee. trie Launches irTkey Will Walt a Year or Ho Tho Police Board yesterday dismissed Denis J. Fogarty of the Thlrtioth precinct Fogarty has not shown up at tho station house siuce Dec. 3, nnd there woro thirteen charges against 111 in. Ho was at ono tlmo ono of Inspector ByrnoVs mon. Thomas Stewart of tho Nineteenth precinct was retired. The question ot providing steam launches for the mon ot tho steamboat Patrol was dis cussed. Commissioner Voorhls said that the reason ho had not advocated tho providing of steam launches was that he had boen follow ing tho experiments made in boats nn the Thumos and tliu Heine, where electricity was the motive power. He thought the Board sliould await tho result of thoso experiments. Boundiimnn John Walsh of tho sanitary sciuad will noon bo UO years old, and therefore dfsquallllPd for duty as a policeman. Tim Board or Health sent a communication asking that Wiilnh'H ago bo ovorlookod. Tho letter poke or Walsh as an estlmableofflcorand still capable ot fulfilllnc Ills duties. no vnonmiTioN j.v sovtu caiiollsa. The Henala Xejeeta the Home BUI and Presents a License Bill. Columbia, a C. Doc. la The Chllds Pro. hlbition bill, which passod the Houso and Is now on tbo Bcnato calendar with ap unfavora bly committeo ronort is dead. At a caucus of Sonatorslast night it was decided to LIU it Whon the Senate mot this morning a substi tute was Introduced which provldos that before any llconso shall be (ssuedapetltlonforitmust bp signed by 40 nor coat of the freeholders or the municipality wherein the business Is to bo conducted jthat the llcenso tee shall not be less than $600. and that 60 per cent of this sura must go to the county, and the ra nlnA!V1oJ',fP tnB municipality. Tho provWIons of this hill are not to apply to places where the sain of liquor is now prohibited. The debate on the measure will begin to morrow. It Is beUerod that the Senate will pans this substitute, but It is generally pre dieted that the House will not agren to such a compromise. In any event no Prohibition bill will be passed. This Legislature's term of existence will cease next Wednesday night BERK'S MOBRMSOX BACK, I no Bay Ha Was Oaljr Waiting la Jersey I to rtad a Beaasmaa. A John It. Morrison, formerly Superintendent ot Street Cleaning, against whom the Grand Jury found two Indictment In June for extort- Ing money from district superintendent undor pain of having them removed, surren dered himseir yesterday In the District Attor ney s oraoe. He disappeared when the Indict monts wore found. He saya ho has been living all the while In Paterson. Intending to return as soon ns ho could make arrangements to give bail nnd avoid being lockod up. He was accompanied, to the District Attor ??fc?Konlco py Ifobert Muh. realestate doaler. of 515 Wost Forty-seventh street Muh be came his surety in 93.000, and be was released. Without aa EqaaL TuiSok rcmalua without au equal lo AmerlcnJour naUiin. iA,0," ""if I" n relieved byinr. Jarna'tCipte. T4wW ""dy lor Iroucnlal aud nuUaonary