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H 9 " - THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUATtr 16, W92.
HI '' RL SATURDAY. JAN DART 10, 1893. H Bnbaerlptloa bjr Mall-Poat-palet. Kj. tXTLT, Tr Month .,.,. lono Kt BaILT. Per Yer... ..... .. A OO Kfc' CKDAT. Per Year tot B BA1XT AND BUKDAT. Pr Tear. 8 OO Mst' DA1LT AXD SUKDAT. Pr Month ........ to M WaTKa.LT. Fsr Tsar 1 OO Mvf '" rMUgtotorlgaContrledds4. MS' TUIt SUM. Sw Tort City. aanrV KK-' Honor to the majority of the House of I'fffi Reprossntntlvps for ndonttnrr yesterday tho ml jf programmo of oconomy und retrenrhtuent k .f, efferod by William Steblk Hol man 1 S ' ' Lot tho Democratic) majority Hvo up to yM' this programmo and tho Presidential dec- '.'if; " tton of 1893 Is already won. tm Tho Benton of Fashion. . Since the beginning of tho now year it has j? boon made manifest that this winter la to ,, v bo the gayest eoason In tho wholo history -S' of Now York fashion. Halle, receptions, and f Jv: dlnnors aro taking place In eo groat num- p. bers that tho streets and avonues wliero I ' gjj wealthdwolls.orodallyandnlghtlycrowdod I ik t'10 carr'nHC8 of those who mako a '" &$ fcuslnees of social pleasure. Kovor boforo I; - i?, were tho entertainments so many and on a ',')' calo of taste and grandeur so lmprossive. i ; jrft A distinct society of fashldn has grown !j J '& tip in Now York, corresponding to that of fr :'! the great capitals of Europo; and of all tho 1 Kg ciyca of tho Union it exists in Now York a- fj alouo as a separate and doflnablo circle, J st chiefly and solely occuplod with tho cultl- . fp vatlon and enjoyment of the art of social ntertainmont. Social functions which now ) A pass by as ordinary features of the winter ;;"' esaon, would command attention In other ' ji"' towns as extraordinary events memorable ' $ In their history. Fifteen or twenty yoars , Tf ago any ono of a score of thoso which are ' now occurring In such rapid succession ': & would have astonished tho whole otrclo of ( 5 fashion, so great has been tho advance in J rtlstlo and luxurious entertainment within ; & that short period. 1 1 ; A generation ago houses adapted for such ; functions woro low in Now York. The ! ? ' service of tho richest establishments was .( 'p limited. The appointments of tho dwellings ? Sir " of the wealthy were poor and bare as oom- ? py pared with those of to-day. Tho cooks wore - q' almost wholly women, utterly incapable of I'C tho gastronomic achievements now oxpect- : ed by critical diners. Social lifo was simple, ' gp end the outlay on entertainments was lit- r" $' tie. Fashion dwelt in a circumscribed area ! gt so small that all tho members of its soci- ,' ety were neighbors constantly brought ' ? together, and the formality of 6ocinl j lntercourso differed llttlo from that & prevailing in villages. Tho most frequont Jk kind of social diversion consisted in even t - Ing calls," and if a lady of tho fashion of $ the period gavo a slnglo " party" during the ' winter, she discharged tho full duty ex- &, pected of her in that direction. Tho cus- . torn of appointing a particular day for ro- &y wiving visits lias grown up in Now it York within a generation, and in con- sequence the old practice of making even- )k ing calls has fallen Into disuse. The '' engagements of a lady of society ifr- are now so numerous tliat sho must parcel & out her tlmo very carefully In order to fulfil y- 'herobllgatlons. Sho is a very busy member J of tho community, and her occupations are - so many and constant that sho is forced to -be systematic She may never have a mo J jr went which she can spare for a chance fj?' visitor at nnothor tlmo than when she is ' ofllcially at homo. -r This social transformation has been a Jt. necessary result of tho growth of the town jt In wealth and population. It simply brings .. ' na nearer to the fashion of the groat ) , communities of the Old World. It moans y, that Now York lias developed Into a real ',' capital. the only community which as yet j L deserves that title among tho towns of ; 01 America. Elsowhoro society is provincial ' ji as compared with Now York. It is in a '& primitlvo stato only, and, thorefore, the Sf fashion of the Union looks hltherward for t ? lta model and exemplar. ; w. Tliis distinction was never before so ! marked as this wintor. So lorge also is the &. clrclo of fashion In Now York at tho present J ' time, that of ncccsblty It divides moro and . i"' moro Into llttlo colonies which are only united Inafowof tho grand functions of gt tho season. Its demands, too, give om- (g! ployment to a groat forco of caterers and a pi aorvants. who onjoy the luxury of Its life ' even more, perhaps, than those who par- ' fej take of the profusion. Wo observo that j$ tho newspapers which nro most imagina- ; '$? tlvo In tholr descriptions of the social fe grandeur or the town, aro journals which " seek most to attract tho attention of people 1' yf!hp are outside of tho limits of fashion. It ' tea gorgeous exhibition, in which thoso !ijfc. who look on can tako moro delight than tho j performers themselves. Sj j Henoo a season of extraordinary fashlon- i5 .aWo ootlvity llko tho presont indicates ft general prosperity and happiness. j& The Effect of the Duke of Clarence's '.. " Death. ' 'V There is much moro significance than Sf. might at ill st sight bo supposed in the ;gt .widely different feelings with which tho v,' news of tho death of the Duke of CIiAHexce ,fl ww received by tho English aristocracy on i Jj tho ono hand and by tlia mlddlo and lowor 7! classes on tho other. Wo aro told that L" wllon tho announcoinent of tho ovont whs : made at tho Mansion House, in tho city of p - ILpndon.lt v,os hoard with stolid Indlffor- f :- enco; whoreus in tho West End conspicuous ijjif mcmboi s of society gathered in groups dls- t cussing onxiously tho poBslblo bearings of a the Prince's deccaso on tho succession to Wa;' th0 orowu- T,1 misses of tho English 'eg people ere not in tho least con- g? ceruod; thoy are, on the contrary, ' Jfof rather pleased than othorwlso that tho ,. death of Aliiukt Vicrron bhould have 'w brought tlio Duohcbs of Vies, and iior flg5 daughter, who will bo half nn English jjfc woman, one stop nearer to tho throne. On ?Rl "' e ',uer nan(J lho contemplation of tho P accession of elthor of thoso ladles cannot i7 )ut cau6e heartburnings among tho English Nft aristocracy. TheJo not relish the Idea of ftS the Duke of Fira's occupying tho position ''iSra of Frlnoo Consoi t, and thoy forcsco that the tjfp assumption of tho crown by the Lady W$4 Alxxamdba Duff might Involve (ho attain- S ' nient of oompleto ascendancy at court by 'Wj- her relatlvos on tho father's side. Thoso 'Wfl are contingencies, howover, which would tWfc have to bo faced should the new heir pro- ' aumptive, Pilnco Qeokoe of Wales, who has &! but just recovered from a daugoious Illness, 'K-i dio without hclrb. '., The masses of tho English peoplo havn al- tiWi- ways welcomed, uud tho iioblci hs u Udy 'mfc i havo always disliked, tho inuiriaf,o of hub- '(HS) i jects with memborb of tho royal family in UK v 'the direct line of succession. It was largely Jfcf because the House of Yobk was English on jr? both aides that its repreeentatlre waa more mftp ooeptabls to tb .Londoners than Qjonx VI., whoea mother and wife wera both French womon. Not oven the personal bravery and bluff, hearty manners of Ed ward IV. so ondeared him to the English commonalty aa bis self-willod marriage with Elizabeth Woodville, tho daughter of a slraplo gontlomafa, although boroagor ncss to shower titles and places of emolu ment upon Iior klnBrapn gavo dlro offence, to tho Yorkist nobles. If M.tnr Tuion wai unpopular even amdng her Cathollo sul Joct. this was duo In no small measure to her being both tho daughter and thu wife of Spaniard, whereas the dovo tlon of tho common pcoplo to Eliz abeth wns cltrlbuf able partly to iior being tho daughter of an English woman, Ann:; Uolhy.n. who. during her brief hour of (liieenshlp, hnd niqused the billor hatred of tho ai istooracy. Wo may nolo in pass ing that I'.MZAintTli nover forgot tlio in trigues of tho gieat lords ngnlnnt her mother, as was shown by her polstonoy In leaning rat lien ou thu mass of English gentlemen than on tho moro distinguished nobles, and by her extremely sparing dis tribution of titles, no duke, nnd but very fow earls, having been crentoddn her reign. Wo may odd that it was lucky for James I. that ho had received through his mother and tathor n doublo Infusion of EnglUh blood, for otherwloo tho English detesta tion of foreigners would probably hno caused tho olovatlon of tho Lady Ahaiiklt.a Stuaut to tlio throne, raising to tho next century, wo find that tho ono hlgldy popular net of tho Duko nf Yoiie. afterward J.urra II., was his inflexible adherence, notwithstanding tho counter prepgure of ills brothor, Ciiarlks II., and of the wholo courtto his promlso of ranrrlago with As.vn HroE, whoso two daughters woro successively to bo queens of England. Had tho Old Pretender, who stylod himself James III., bcon tho wholo brother of Atnm Htde'h daughters. In stead of being their half brother by his father's second wife, an Italian Princess, there is no doubt that ho English nation would have seconded Lord Bolinobhoke In his project of proclaiming him on thu death of his sister Anne.' But while tho English commonalty havo always vlowod with sympathy, nnd some times with enthusiasm, tho marriage of an actual or prospective sovereign with a sub ject, tho aristocracy hnvc, wo repeat, ns uniformly regarded such an Incident with aversion nnd distrust. The cllquo of Whig nobles who brought over a puppet king from K novor. aud who managed to rulo England for about half a century, were de lighted that tho first Geouge could spoak English not at all, and tho second Geoiiqe but little, and saw to it that Fiiederick. Princo of Wales, and his son, Oeoroz III., should marry German women who could have no hold upon the sympathies of the English people. Tiiey woro not a bit pleased that Georcie III. should have been born in England, and should havo learned to speak English with fluency; nnd their forebodings were justified, for scarce ly had he mounted tho throno than ho creatod a party of Ids own In tho House of Commons, and never rested till ho shattered tho power of tho Whig oligarchs. Things might have bocn worse, howovor, for the aristocracy if the sons of George III. had been permitted to marry English womon, so both the Whig and Tory nobles combined to pass a law forbidding any member of tho royal family to marry with out the sovereign's express consent. It was this law which averted the marriago of tho Princo of Wales, afterward Geokoe IV.. with Mrs. FrrziTEnnERT. and that of tho Duko of Clabence. afterward William IV., with Mrs. JoiiDAjf. There Is not tho slight est doubt that either of these marriages, though thoy would havo given great um brage to the aristocracy, would have been Immensely popular with the masses of the English people. The late Mr. Baoeiiot. ono of the keenest observers of tho drift of events, predicted that the English monarchy would survive tho House of Lords. .When he wrote he had In mind such sovereigns as havo ruled England for nearly two hundred years, men and women alien from their subjects in blood, language, traditions, cus toms, and ideas. He that knew the English people well would havo deemed his pie dlctlon much moro likely of fulfilment had ho known that the Guelphlc stock was to be soon invigorated with English blood, and that the wife nnd daughter of an Eng lishman were to 6tand in tho dliect lino of succession to tho throno. The Ilehrlng Sea Question. Tho frankly announced opinion of Blr Georoe Baden-Powell that England v. Ill win In tho approaching Bohring Sea arbi tration, possesses a cortaln interest, al though preconceived opinions may not count for much in tho settlement of that matter. Sir George Is now on his way to this countiy as a member of the British 6ido of tho Behring Sea Commission. Tho remaining stops in this controversy will, it is hoped, bo tnkon with reasonable prompt ness; yet, whatever their alacrity, no ono expects any conclusions of importance be foro tho opening of tho sealing season. Accordingly the urgent question sooms to be whether tho two Governments ought not to renew nt onco the modaa vivendi of last year. Midwinter is already here, and tho British Columbian sealors nro getting roady for their spring cruise, as thoy aro fully justified in doing, because tho presont compact expires May 1, 1892. They cer tainly cannot bo expected to assumo that It will be continued, It has been said that fifty vosscls will leave Victoria, and that fifteen schooueis nro on the way from tho East to engage in tho same Industry. Lust year niostflf tho work dono by tho Government cruisers was that of warning scalers that had loft port befoio tlio publi cation of the modus vivendi. It was then suggested that this labor could bo avoided during the next season by renewing tho compact for another twolve months beforo tho Victoria licet should get away. In that caso clcararit.es for liohrlug Sea could be refiibod at tlio Custom Houses, nud otlwr precautions takon. But in the Jack of this renewal It is now for tho Intorest of tho poachers to got off prematurely. Thoy may then bo as much entitled as last year to a warning, and bo foro it is sorvod may got u good catch in tho foi bidden waters. The fceasonablo lenowal of tho modus vivendi becomes the moro important from tho discoveries made by Treasury Egenta who visited tho Prlbylov lelands last year, after tho seal herds had taken to tho water on their mlgnitlon southward. Accord ing to tho reports, vast numbers of tho young animals worn found dead iu tlio lookoiics, and tho indications were that thoy had perished from starvation, ou ac count of tho Mlllng of tho mothers by po'iciiou, vi.o had Infc&lud tho neighboring wfitfi-. Thin Is not thu only point for con&Ideiutlon In tho effort to sao the fur seals from extermination. Beforo tho ani mals entor Behring Sea, they are waylaid In their course northward. This Is one purpose of the early fitting out of this year's (toot, whloa will attack tb hmilm the open waters of the Paolflo, killing and wounding many In proportion to tho few captured, as Is inevitably tlio result with pelaglo hunting. Tho proper moth ods of chocking . tho lndlocilmlnate slaughter of thoso animals ns they aro approaching tho brooding Islands' can per haps bo reached best through somo agree ment of tho Governments concerned which shall crcato a closo season, applying to, waters without as well as within Behring Sea. If It were possible now to make such an ogrcomont n part of an nmonded nukliia vivendi. a delay for that purposo would bo moro than justified. As to Sir George Badem-Powell's opin ion that England v HI win In the arbitration. Hit I", after all. rothor a Delphic utterance Many subjects aio to bo submitted to tho arblt'orp, and England could win a shnro of thorn without proxcntlng tho United States ftom saving thoso that nio of tho most priutlonl consequence to ns. Mr. Blaese originally proposed flvo points for con sideration, of which four lcluted to tho claim of jurisdiction in Behring Boa, as based upon Russia's rights and our acquisition of thorn. Tho fifth took up tho question of tho rights derived from " own ership of tho bleeding iblunds, and the habits of tho seals In resorting thither and rcuilng their young thorcou. and going out from t'io Mauds for food, or out of nny other factor Incident connected with tho relation of thoso seal fisheries to tho terri torial possessions of tho United Stntos." Lord SALisnuitv suggested a furthor point relating to damage's; while tho question ns to tho practical methods of piotcctlngseal lifo may also go to nibltratlon If nob settled by tho two Governments. It was fairly to bo hoped that tho Com mlbsloncrs who visited tho soal Islands lost year would makoicports enabling tho two Governments to ngieo on a closo seuton for 1892 ponding tho arbitration. But-thoro Is thus far no evidence of such wisdom on their part, nor Is tho modui vivendi as yot revived iu its original form. A Good Second. Tho result of Gen. Harrison's hunt for delegates iu Philadelphia would dlscourago a lets persistent man. He has brought to bear all thopoworaud influence which ho possesses as tho head of tho Administra tion and tho dlspcnbcr of the Federal patron age In Philadelphia, to forco tho election of dclegntos favorable to his rcnomlnatlon. The Hon. Charles Foster and tho Hon. Jous Wakamakkr havo dono their best for him. Federal officeholders who worked against him hnvo been suspended from their posts, aud their example has been used to striko terror into tho rest. What was the result In the two Congress districts iu which all this labor and terror woro cxponded ? In ono district tho Harrison candidate, tho United States Mai6hal for tho western district of Pennsylvania, received 19 votes out of 123, and moot of that pitiful 19 came fioin his own ward, which his opponents graciously al lowed hlra. In tho other district tho com bined efforts of tlio Mint, tho Post Office, nnd tho Custom Houso gavo tho Harrison candidate SO dclogates out of 21C. Tho three other Philadelphia Congress districts woro given up by Gen. Harrison and his friends. In these tho awful Quay was allowed to havo his will. It would have been better for tho dignity and tho prcs tlgo of Gen. Harrison if he had let tho two which ho unwisely contested go by default. Tho glorious result of his labor is seen at a glance, in this resolution: Whrrrat. The Mntlment of th Republicans of Penn rlyanU orarirutlmlnpljr iu favor of tbe nomination of th lion. Jabki O. Bliijk for rreildeat of tho United Stales, Ilia ntrebjr "HrmttcJ. Dy this Convention tbftt the delegates bore nominated be requested. In deference to thst unlrcriBl sentiment, to cast tnetr otes In the National Convention for tbat peerless statosmsn and foremost Republican," It is said by Gen. Harrlson's friends, whose hearts are truo to Mr. Bladte also, that Mr. Quay is meroly using tho Man from Maine as a pretext, a shield under cover of which to smash tho Man from lu diana. This may bo truo eo far as Mr. Quay's personal motives are concerned, but the sentiments of the Republicans of Penn sylvania aro undoubtedly expressed in tho resolution printed abovo. Tho success of Gen. Harrison's fishing for delegates In Pennsylvania Is expressod nt present in tho following simple form : "For Umimoj, 0. For Duixz, 11." Wc adviso Gen. Harrison and his Fedoral ofllcoholdors In Pennsylvania to work for tho election of delegates upon this accom modating platform : "JtooTrfrtTnatln case tbat peerless statesman and Republican, the Hon. Jims O tuin, reruiestobo a candidate for President, we favor tbe renomlnatlon of tbe Uon. Bssjakik IIishio of Cold Harbor." Any way. working for llrst choice doesn't 6coiu to do Gen. Harrison mucli good. Au Impossible Task. Tho revision of tho Westminster Confes sion which was reported by a committee of tho Presbyterian General Assembly proved to bo satisfactory to nobody, and conse quently tho committee nro nowundertnklng to revlso tho revision in accordance with tho vlons expressed by the many dlffe'rcnt Presbyteries. In this second task thoy cannot bo any moro successful than they were In tho first. Their instructions woro to roviso tho Confession without disturbing Its Calvinism ; and yet it was because of this Calvinism that tho demand for amendment arose In tlio denomination. Election nnd protcrltlou are fundamental prluclplosof tho Calvlnlstio 8ystoui. Thoy aro Its logical premises, and without thorn It falls tolhogiound, Start ing out with tho declaration or assumption that tho world Is govornod by a porsoiial God, omnipotent, omniscient, autocratic, It proceeds to lay down tho theory that lie bestows everlasting blt&s on some of man-i. kind and condomna the lost to everlasting inlsory and torture Iu tho world to como. As His foieknowledge Is absolute.it con cludes with Invlnclblo logic, thoso who nro elected to salvation were particularly determined by Him befoio nil time, aud thoso who ate lo bo damned were thus doomed by Him In tho councils of eternity. By pretention tho Confossion means that God passed by those Ho did not choose to elect to everlasting Joy, not for their merit or demerit, but of His own absolute and unchangeable will. It Is this doctrine, for It Is essentially one, which offends tho sonslbllltles of many Pres byterians of this time. They are horrified by a teaching that God oreated men with the knowledgo that a great part of them ware to bo damned eternally, and with the Intention of dooming them to lndescribablo tortures In an evorlastlug boll. This part, according to the understanding of tho old Calvlnlstio theologians, consists of tho vast majority of mnnklud, uud among thorn will boinauv Infants, tha hcathon gonomlly, and probably all Papists. 'Jlndaniintlonof babodlsobpeclullyablioricntto human hu-' tlraont; but, of course, if tho law of election was ordained by Gonrinfants cannot bo ex cepted from its operation, Beally, too, the everlasting torture of babes In hell Is not worse than Ufa torownt o! damned adults, At this time, too, tho sonsltl veneas ot Chris tian society as to the infliction of pain hi so acuto that the prospect ot llllmlta blo torture for the hoathon, who still make up tho majority of the Inhah ItanU ot tho globe, is horrible beyond description. The old Protostant fooling against tho Roman Catholics has passed away, or at least Its bitterness has so far , decreased that tho Confession's classifica tion of thorn with tho doomed heathen is resented as harsh and unreasonable. Tho scntlmont that tho God depleted by Calvin ism is n cruel nnd vlndlctlvo Deity instead of a loving nnd merciful Father has bocomo prevalent among tho religious communions' which havo modelled their faith after tho Wostmlnster Confession. With a vlow to satisfying this focllng. tho Cominltleo of Revision proposes to chaugo tho declaration of tho Confession that "God lias predestinated some of mankind to lifo," so ns to mako It read thut tlioo fortunately pi cdostlnatcd aro " nn Innumer able, multltudo of mankind." But tho chango amounts to nothing. It is meroly .using another form of words to oxpress tho Bamo doctrine, audit cannot bo satisfactory to those who aro shocked by tho thoory that there aro nny predestinated tohollaudlts everlasting torments. The truth is that as a statement of tho Calvlnlstio theory of God's sovereignty tho Coufesslon is not susceptible of Improve ment. For that purpose It is ns nearly per fect a piece of logic ns it is possible, for men to frame. Honco tho instructions ot tho committee Impose on thfm a task thoy cannot porrorm, and concerning which It is use-lews for them to Bpend tlmo In discus sion. Itlts Calvinism Is to remain, nay. If the standard Itself is to be kopt, tho Con fession must stand as it is. If tho Unlvor t.allst hentlmont. as declared by Dr. Lyman Annorr, prevails In tho Presbyterian Church, t ho only thing to do is to wlpo out tho Confcbslou altogether and mako n now from beginning to end. That ta3k would be ns easy as tho other is Impossible. Throw out tho doctrlno ot the infallibility of tho Blblo, pay hood to human reason nnd sentiment only, got rid of tho thoory of rewnrds aud punlshmonts, election and prctoritlon, substltuto pro gresbivo sanctillcatlon In tho futuro lifo, and a consistent btntomont of principles cAubomado up without tllfllculty. It would bo simply necessary to say that there is no nbttoluto and dogmatic religion, but that tho perception of religious truth is a mat ter of evolution endlessly proceeding. Straisht! By kind request of the Columbians the Claimant Is reserved for them. Tho Hon. Roacii Q. Mills, observing this Mugwump reservation, avers that the light Is to bo between Hill and a Western man. Mr. Hill is euOleiontly well known in this part of tho country a'ul In all other parte. It Is unnecessary to describe him moro than to say that. In tho language of Kentucky, ho takes his politics straight. Any man, ixs ho Westerner, Easterner, or Southerner, who has nny chanco of being tho Democratic candidate, will tako his politics In the same way. Tho ColumblanUation of tho Claimant leaves tho field clear to old-fashioned. Jack 6ontan politics. Gen. Harrison has thrown away all pretence to cill sorvico reform. Ho is lighting for a rcnomlnatlon nn tho basis ot tho spoils. Tho Columbianlzatton of tho Claimant has taken tho Mugwumps out of tho ring. Whoever is nominated by tho Democrats will bo n hearty spoilsman. Ditto for tho Republicans. Tho Mongollan-Mugwumplan epoch is about to end. Wo aro to havo a revival of frank, manly, and honest partisanship. Both the supporters and tho opponents of tho rceulnr ticket in tho Union Lwiruo'.s elec tion weio hurrahing for President DEPEWyos tcrdiy. Tlio contest between the two factions had been hot but a hot contest is not nocos earlly a bitter or cantankerous or protervitous contest, and does not necessarily leavo tho defeated faction in a sore-headed state of mind. Henco tho Leaguors who east their ballots with fervency agalnt Dr. Dkpew on Wednosday nlcht were yesterday hurrahing for the victorious candidate by whom they had beon laid low. Thoy had come to realizo tho folly of their opposition to President Napoleon Demosthenes Mark Twain Solomon Dfew, nnd proudly joined with tho triumphant faction In shouting for tlio conqueror. It must havo ffeen Interesting to witness tho scenes of Wodneeday night in tho Union Leaguo Club house, whon tho hur rahing and foasting woro nt tholr holeht, and whon Presldont Depew smiled as the sovonth torm hoad of tho happy family, and when even tho fow forlorn Mugwumps pot on faces such as thoy do not ordinarily display, and when tho air was thiol: with the fragrant odors that aroso from bottles made In Trance, and dishes manufactured Iu Now Jorsey. nnd tobacco raised In tho valley of YumlrL It lmri been announced that tho club hold a surplus of $''3.0()0 in Its treasury, that it had received many lino gifts, including ten antlauo spocl mcus ot old Chinese elnglo-color porcelains, that sevoral members woro looking for diplo matic offices under tho Kopubllcan Adminis tration, and that the majority for tho regular Presidential candidate, who had already boen In ofllco for six yenrs, was found to bo even Jioav lor than It had boon on the flret count No wondur that tho votoranB and youngsters ot tho club raised their harmonious volcos Inat night In hurrahing forTrosIdont Dkpew. the unqualllDc Depew. orator, rallroador, sage, militiaman, poet and PeeksUUlte. On Nov. 11 last The Sun published an ac count of a mooting of tho bondholders of tho Kings County Water Works Company, and in this accouut tho following statement nppoared. " It leaked out that tho building of thoso wator works could havo been stoppod bythopuymont of a bonus of $15,000 to John y. JIcKane." Wo obtalnod this account from OT.ouuxf.'b City Press Association. We learn that tho chargo therein made against Sir. McKane Is not true, and wo regret that It bhould have boen ad mitted into our columns. Dr. Keelex of blcldorldo ot gold fame Is reported to havo mado tho cheerful an nouncement that "No person noed die of tlio crip. Assata'tMii. in doses of slxtoon cralnx, administered four times a day, will completely break up the worst case of grip at any stage of its devclopmont." The state ment Is hardly credible, Although the malodor ous root, that has been called stercus dlaboll, might possibly be the one thing offensive enough to disgust even that most Imperturba ble of mischief makers, the Influonza bacil lus. But Incrodullty is raiBed to a still higher power when one reflects that U Dr. Keele? know this all-Important socrot and had disclosed It discreetly a few days earllor, he might have won Infinite fame, woalth beyond the dream of avarice, and the gratitude of nations-all within tho last short week. The lives of the heir presumptive to the throno ot England, ot two Cardinals of the Church of Home, ot a Chief Justice of tho State of Now York, and of many thousand pooplo In England and tho European Contlnont and his own country-nil thoso wore In tho hollow of his hand, All tiles,, lie inlsht lm yenned by speaking thov.-oid. but ho did net r.ial: It, tiiuli miiiHtiir.il ii-tlcciici', hui'h culd'Mnodvd Inhuman!!), wo cannot impute to the Doctor. Wo do not believe ho said tho words that havo been quoted. It he did toy them, wo do not believe that they are true. Bat what One imagination it moat have' & that onoeited auoa tonrel a nun with knowledge rivalling in Importance any secret ot the Roslcnicians, or of philosophers who would trnns.nuto mercury into gold, or squarothe circle, or make motion perpotualor Ufa eternal; the story of a man who with this tremendous seeret refused for some lnaaruta ble reason, some motive perhaps of profes sional pride, to Impart it, and refused to be tho savior of princo in order to beoome the momentary sport ot a casual Interviewer. ih5'.T;,P,5TF,'iN'D.','.Jfl,,!"on .D rch was Dr. Panolobs' would have orodlted It to an " old copy book." Tho health of Chief Judgo IUjoer has been manifestly failing for so many months pa. that thoso familiar with the facts could not hao boon surprised that any serious nt tackot Illnoss should be fatal to Mm. llli death removes a notnblo fluuro In tho moro itceut political nud judicial history of tho Htntn. Ho was an Intensely earnest and vig orous partisan in politics, but of this nothing appcarod in his career as a. fudge. In tho practlco of tho law ho attalnod the position of an acknowledged loador of tho bur long before his advancement to the bench. Upon the bench ho continued to show tho same profes sional ability and lndustrr which had mado htm distinguished ns a lawyer; and. in addi tion, ho manifested a rapacity for presiding over the deliberations of othors which proved hlsomlnont fitness for tho high post to which ho had bocn chosen. It is an almost inovltablo Incident of the death of any ono who occupies an Important olllce. that It should at onco give riso to specu lation nnd discussion ns to a probahlo succos sor. In this case, tho natural thing for tho Governor to do would bo to appoint a Chief Judge, for the time being, from among the Associate Judges of the Court ot Appeals. Among tho public Institutions of this city that deservo commondatlon is tho Now York Froo Circulating Library, the twolfth annual roportof which has justboon printed. During the past year Its book department and rending rooms wore of sorvico to an enormous number of pooplo. especially on Sundays, whon thoy wore open to all comers In the afternoon, nnd oventng. Allot Its four branches aro located In densoly populated parts of tho olty. and each of thorn Is a propaganda of knowledge. Tho two branches known as tho OmNDorarEn and GfsonaE Bivuce (names of distinguished nnd generous Now Yorkers) woro espocially usorul and popular last year. Wo aro rejoiced by the prosperity of tho Now York Froo Circu lating Library, as wo aro by that of other worthy publlo Institutions for tho diffusion of learning among the masses of tho people. Mr. Theodore Child's famous book en title! "Delicate Dining" can hardly be popu lar In prohibition fetatos. and sooms lnsplrod in soma precepts of its gospel of gastrosophy rnthcrbytho grosser f oasts of old days than by tho moro dainty dining of to-day. "Onco I was invited to dtnnor." he says, "by a Itus sian gentleman, who had askod mo previously If ho could servo mo any spoolal dish. I begged that I might tasto a certain Itussian mutton. Whon tho dlnuor was crvod n whole shoep was carried in steaming fiot on the shoulders of four Tartar waiters. 8o with this question of wine: ir wo havo wino. lot it be served In abundance, and lot each guest have his bottle, and as many bottles as his thirst demand'." This is Indoed tho true spirit of Arabian or Itussian hospitality; yot unlimited bottlosare. porhaps. ns obsolescent on evon tho forn bodlcht tablos of Murray Hill as aro tho shoep roasted whole of which our much-travelled bon vivant discusses with such regretful A Whaler's Shark Starr. To the F-ditob or The Bus Sir: On learn that Mr. Oelrichs had denlod that sharks eyer bito or eat human beings, and had offered through Tire Sun 5500 to any one who could bring trustworthy evidence that thoy evor did so. I wrote to Capt John A. lioobo of Nan tucket, a manot very wide exporienoe as a whaler, asking for his opinion on tho shnrk question. In reply I roooivod tho following lot tar: W. H. Mact. New Haven, Jan. 8. Dear Sin: Sharks, when Impelled by hun ger, do attack nnd oat human boings. Human bones havo repeatedly bon taken from the shark's stomach. Sharks In tho bays on a coast are usually more voracious than thoso in the Uoep sua In tho deep ocean thoy food on tho numerous illah, and pro very expert in catching thoni. Thoy havo a peculiar natural WityiiM0nit!i,0o1 from afu, Thus, when a whale is killed, though noshark has beon seen, sharks suddenly acnoar in ert-at numbers, so that sometimes I havo known them to eat twonty-Uvo tons of the meat during tho night. '1 wp men aro statlonod ou Urn rallof tho ship with Jons spadps.and though hundreds are killed, tlio number does not decrease. t,1?,18? 1x!nottlltt b'lrk Elizabeth of New Bedford In tlio Mozambique Channel. The day previous bolns culm, the men indulged in sen bathing. A man vontured fifteen yards from tho shin, when tho lookout from aloft reported a shark ou tho opposite sldo ol the ship, equally distant Tho alarm was given, and tho swimmer was maklnc tho bobt of 7ii way to the ship. '1 he shark disappeared. uiibsoJ undor tho shir, nnd soon appeared in the rear of the man. which is tholr raodo of attack. The men prepared a rope nnd threw an end to tha man, which ho grasped just as the smirk took him by tho lee just below tho knoe. taking tho wholo calf oft the leg. leaving llttlo besides the bono. Tho man kopt a do.ithgripon the rope and was drawn ou bonrd. Tho loir was ampu tated that nlcht. and I assisted tho noxt day iiidrosslnirit Ho recovered from tlio oporu tion. hut ho died u natural death a year filter. tiVcrJn8.tnnCt?.Iico",1,lBlV0- T'"ro is no doubt whatever thnt when hungry they will devour any animal thoy can conquer In tholr element. I havo killed, many hundreds of them probady, and havo hnd thorn about me tor twenty-five yean. Sincerely yours. YJttLiC3LY, Mass. John A. Beebb. Gallant Senctor Glbaoa. iVont 0i BoAm BtrnlX Whuixoiov, Jap. 13 Theitorm mid a Tthtele b GluUly neceuiry lo tboit vlio altenda tbe rreit dent'i reception Uit nllit. Cunaxjoently tbero were hundred! or vehicle! In line, cnmliif aud c olng, and ouny collUlooi, iniolvin? not only profanity, but brulen carriage, wr.ejli. doon, and wlndowa. Even the favoren tew woo were uermlttod to coma and m IhruuuU tbe rear entrance bad trrlni expeiiancea. I'erbapatbe molt pletnreio.ua waa tbat of Wra. nick nn, tbe cbartnlag wife of Dr. Dickaon of tbe nary, who, Joat la aha waa HepjiIuBlntotbacarrlan, dropped her tUppcr In tbe mod. She atapped right In tbe car riage, the attendant policeman alammed the door, and the coachman drore OS In the hurry enjoined upon all by the police. Juit ae the next carriage drore np. Senator Olbaon of Mar land, tbe liandsemeat man or tho nowSenatore, etpied Slra Dlckaon'a Hipper and picked Imp. It waa a dainty llttlo fawn colored I'arla creation, and looked pretty even dripping with mud. Senator Ulbion gallantly wrapped It In bli handier chief, and, upon belngluformed whoae It waa, aent It la Dr. Dlckioa to-day. Iloetn and Can't Oct Away. from tht BltltlUt Aiaur. A rorraipondent haa ailed ua to explain tb tariff for the benefit of our reader. We hare now bean working on It aeven da) a and nlghta. At tbli writing It baa ua doiru and la aweeplng tbe floor cleau with u. We know when we'i e got enough, but can't turn loon, Froblbltlan'a Crop or Drunkard. ftm I A LiiHittn tint) Journal. Tb rarralniton Keeley Initltute laaatd to bahnnm. IWAbout two patient, tome to Tety oi, that o?i It In't "Taka My Baal, Sir." ftm Mi OmaAa ilarrtrg RVrU Arali trartK "" c,a,UU,, l0 no ttM.ua Hick tire la Loadoa. fton tie iMdoa JTaita JJjII. r,?L.B'"'Sr rnuon tbe button earn a Marie Uyod'a aho. aa abe waa doing one of bar high kloka Mairr'f.ci?'iw,"1 .V" hoi; length SrSiJ Oxford" tujfrir thrown back on the atag by an ad- I.lla Wonld Ha Hollow Without Her. From Purl. ""rT'KT ' u -""ry nr. If you b'j.i,;.,i1,ron,:,,'v "ok "'" u lluela All Around. from rrWA, g,-Tby married In haeta. orrosED to jtiBorntCAt, execution. Blow Work la Ohlalataa; at .Jnrr t Tit Carlyle XT. Ilnrrla Tor Murder. Fifty tnlosmen were called yesterday in Part lit of Oeneral Beisionsln the effort to complete tho jury which is to try voungOarlyle W. Harris for tho murder of hU wife, Helon Pott, Hut four were accepted, and there Is still nn empty seat In tho jury bos to be filled on Monday. Those were the jurora who took their soats: No. 8. Sirnuel r. Map, tlnene. 0 Whit itreati fell dence.ialatatreet and serenth nne. ., No. ii. David II. Illldburgu. no builueu; rutdene. 43 Bait Slxtr-elghth atreet. , ....... . .. ., Mo. 10 llrnry liudoiph. leneller. !8 John atrettj rati dance. 131 Weal Mxty-flret atreet. ... No 1 1. Crawford Mn.on, algn and rrnoo painter. 303 Weil 'Ihlrt-oiglitIi etrret, F.vory ono of the tnlosmen had to ko through a minute examination nt tho hands of . Trntors Jerome. Harris's counsel. Sovcrnl were so strongly opposod to the prosont meth od ot capital punishment thnt thoy were euio they could not Ulngluu verdict of conviction. The itecerder ninilo a point of questioning each candidate to Hnd whether he was simply ulng this nn a moan of oMplng jui y duty. "A great many people don't approvo of the death penalty." lie wild to Talesman Albort Krnmer. "but would this interfero with your duty as a juror?" .... "It might Influence mydoclslon to a groat oxront' was Kramer's roply. . " Well, what have you got. to do with It?" said the lieoorder. Impatiently. '.' iou nro not responsible for the existence of. the law. Tho question is whether you would, allow. your feeling ngnlnst eloetrlcni execution to Influ ence your iurigmoiit." . . . , " I don't know," said tho talesman, hosl- "Nobo'dydnes If you don't," said recorder Smyth, impatiently: hut at this point Kramer was exounod by ennsont of counrel. In tho afternoon session it took over two hours to got ono juror. The CtiUeee Qneatloa. To tux Editor of This Bus Sin In Tnis 8u:i of to-day I read a erltlelsm of tho fow words which I addressed to you last week on thosubioet of tho moral value of tho Chlnee population of this city. The writer appears to bosurprlsod at the fact that the number of pre cious stones, "so-cnllod buttons," on nChlncso mandarin's hat should denote thu grade of the different officials. But It is a fact that one is surprised at Institutions to which ono Is unaccustomod. It does not strike mo ns moro "wondorful" to donoto rank by colored buttons than by pieces ot gold braid, as Is the caso In tho army. Our Generals are not known by the number of eockod hats which they may possess, but thoy aro distinguished by tho number ot stars which they wear on their shoulders. As for colors, rank Is also denoted by their use in tho Cathollo Church Mack for tho costumo of tho common clorgy, uiplo for the Bishop-;. led for tho Cardinals, and white for tho 1'opo. our correspondent also speaks of bir Robert Hurt saying that ho acquired greater honor than that of wearing a green hat In doed he did. but tho ofllco which ho hold was one to whioh ho wia appointed by vir tue of his eminent fitness for It and in reward for sorvicos rendered to tho Government, not one to whleh ho could secure appointment by pnssincr examinations In tho law of Confucius, as N tho case with tho mandarin magistrates. The States montloned by the wrltor being intoKral parts ottho provinces of Yun-Nan and J'o.Kt -n. liis remarks aro ns sensible na tf ho should say that New York nnd l'ennsyl lunia aro not neighboring States be eauso franklin county, N. i' is soveral hundred miles from Greene county. I'a. As to tho Codo of Confucius, my stntemonts may easllv bo verified by consulting that work, ft was published by Clmllemol in Paris during tho French war with Tonkin, with tho French text in parallel columns to tho Chinese. And a to the doubt exproshoii rolntlvo to tho Chinoso making cono slon to Christianity purely u matter of business, let me t.uy that my ultimate of 50 cents a conversion tttiwrhnpa oven too high as the prlco accejited by most converts." The so-called convents nf CltriH tlnnizod natives in Chlnu nro almost always nothing less thnn silk factories. I know this from my own ohsorvatlon. The "nuns" aro younz rial he womon compelled to weave by mercenary missionaries, who renllze richly from their traffic. I nm sorry to say that really good men nro the oxcontlon among tho mis sionaries from tho civilized world to China. The massacres of Christians nnd tho burning or convents Is often nothing olse than the de IhorlnK of natives by tholr relatives from cou nnxment in these convent" factories. Nlw Yoee. Jan. la J. J. V. M. The qneatloa orCklaeae Monday Hchoole. TaTKiEDiTORorTMiRs ,e,r;I hare read two Uhlncae eritleiama of my letter In your paper. The drat la from "A Coleatial." who donhtleaa poaieiaea all the releetlal vlrtuea or hla people, whom be modeitly at lea "the moat eourteou and harm Ids raco of tbe world." A little of tbat terres trial virtue known aa "the courage of one'a con Tlclloui" might hove prevented him from doubting my veracity In an anonymous contribution. Life la too abort to iraato a moment In the dlicnaaioa of either the proprieties or prluclplea or Cnriatlan character with one who pretends to believe that "tbe heathen princi ple! or morality are na good aa any principle ot morality." My relation! with the aecondcritlo make It luiponl. bio tbat I ehould engage in any controterey with him were I disponed to do ao. When I became tbe paator of a Metbodlat Eplacopal church in Brooklyn a little over three yeera ago, I learned that a young lady, a mem ber of tbe chorcb. bad begun mlaalon work among tb Chincie by becoming tbe Sunday acbool teacher of a Chinaman; abe continued It by marrying tbat crltie; abe la aim engaged In It. but-carrlea her achnlar In her .?" lo'ircorreiiinndentiBihelaetinan tbla aide of I hlna to aueer at the poiilblllty of the cda iif enrrhlv aflertlon being ou or harvwiied In Chlneae lultalnn r;i!Ifv '"" e,,.K,rle'lc? '" """lug '"""ration of the truth hi, jo pithily stales, that lot begeta love." een In a Sunday acliooL ' Ho aava that "there- are thlrty-flve Chincie ichool In New ork and Brooklyn. nair oar frlrnda and eue m.'.!r""1',!"",roul'',,UT,t' tew of thetn thoy ivtll be aurprlaod to nnd how few ynong and orally1 girls are there to attract tho heathen.'' Tm nun which contained M latter reported a CBtuese Sunday acbool fejtlral held Iho night berore. Tbo report aald: "There are thirty Cblneao Bcholare and thirty joiiug andgood-looklngwomeuteacheraln the echool'' The point at which all crtticlimlli aimed I. that the acholara who aro all adult men. aa agenerolrulo. 1th tut few ex ception, are each given then hole time of ono remale teacher. It 1b not a qnettlon whether or not every !" '",h" ""' "ua lratty girl." hut whether or not the teaclien. mint be women. Hinco writing my letter I have learned of two irboola In which cxietlv the condition of thlnga I described aa my experience ero found, and both echool, harede" cenBeirforiheBamereaaun. Within a tew data I have itlicuBjeilthlB question with a prominent layman or ono of tho leading denomination!. He Is one of the inosl : imminent : and Influential Sunday school workers In either city. He. with two distinguished mio later? waa appointed a committee to examine this a ork ana P" VeJ ,,,, ovlaablllt or hla denomination "ikine It tin. Altera careful and thorough examination the inrtuod; were found to be proillelj as I liavi ataSS them. The committee reported that they aotild I not conj. lenttoutlr rcnorameiid thts work beiur taken un Sfl-"1? 1iery ' " Tln. If oail achi"? la placed lit a clis of one with "a pailent woman whniLM m.!!'lelrii.!h0 E,"",.h Ihro. and ililaii Tth whole or the tench ng. the r.ilructlon l us si in irni that or thNO ,ek.,l,. school.' When any other ttrehtw SfSJU.'" hu'lnew here .lesne. toleafi, il,eUniage ir.ian"i. Ji" Sunday Mhiioli be hires leiiher IfthaachnUrawhii he lentned tbi SuiiguiE "a the r. uli of bo called Sunday arhool tctrhinij ,. ,n,"J f M ,. JS,'"01 ,'"1 "? I"U"'""1 'o clanes or mora than one erbolar to receive rellgiousliisiructlon at the hind. V. J SmiSPV n' """'" ib """'heror C"h promSSSi,; I!.T-2lpWl t0 iV luul,"ror scholar would be iiite" J!"n5r..(1.'n'- A r," ncuraa would be vorr iteltif nl If the statistics ot the thlrty-flve Chinese Sunday i-hooia a".. ISi'S? """'ln could be glveuft vvouW .. a great deal of argument. Let us know how uiaiiv K?i.l,i5a",5M " "" Pm teachers, mile and "c. male, and how many acholara who each i enjoy the l'"lme and attentlou of one remnTe teacher Sa Christian can be aicoaed of en ml J t riilnaiuen IE of "fh.l; 0.bvanlr,!!ii?ir.V,,,er IT "'"W " "no T - -Ji lr vangellaatlon. Such an msejllun li nn lm. pertinence that i mail be dlinilisedwlilt the couter tnt nloanSfalpifVi0fl.hamyie,0',,u'.w.",,' :., i'v'1' of 'he legitimacy of the methods under On J .neh'ief.'if .'i1"" ic5U"" tu " '"" " ' "k" une auch attempt wunld he extinguished bviii hurn. cane of Indignation and disgust It i "Sid ei!ite. lav Blson HiuiLtoa. JN'evep aB AcaoaUc Torn Kbiio or Tan Bvi-Sin An tdltorlal nrtlela In Tn Sox of Jan. 8 men Honed nie aa "a nrlterof ag nostic antecedent!." If I had agnostlo anteiodauta It waa wholly without my knowledge or collusion. I havo never bean an agnoitlo mjaelf, and hate never had the allghtejt Inclination or tendency thot way, Since) our editorial alluded to my anceilry, it seems proper loaay tbat I am descended from the Kev. John Lalhrop (or Lothropk who cam to the Massachusetts plantation from Kent, England, In 1I1S4. II was a grt-great-grandfthr of Oliver Wendill Holuii (See Able I Holme' memoir of I.athrop In tu Massa chusetts Hlitorlcal Society' collections). One of bis descendants wi the mother of John Lotbrop Meilsy. Tb Lalhrop family la old Tank dock, and ha pro duced many Protestant minister. Tb Kv. John Lalhrop was a Separatist from lb Church of England and bacam tb Puritan paitor of a church at Scltuate, Mais. Bat hlsanceitor and mine, lb Lowihorpef Lowthorp. Votksblr. England, In tb thirteenth can tury, ware devout Catholics. Kiw Loimoa. Jan. li. flaiaoarauoai Liraaor, Can the Blaahar bo m Womaat To rm Bono or Tu 6cm Sin AU the dalUsa era asking th question, "Is tuer a slasher!'1 Tbire aeems to be no doubt of that fact, but why believe that it must he a man? ilay it not be a woman, who la istztESf? ",r "'"' ur "tfu.ion: .Sswljhk.Jan.lt. "" Homo Uae May Find the 0lcr Neat, rrm IU mtltlrlkU PMU UJs.r uwt Wily jerit fOTJTic.tr, Afm;.s. B In an action In tbe Supreme r urt hv r .,nf,.r ! jH dans to fiiMtloe a lien, tba Hon ,i , x' '"f" BM 1'reildeul ot tb Police Hoard and fouml-r of th, v'"' H York Datnocraey, appears aa-Jacon loarhli ' " tM On good ITrt of a reapportlonmenl of f, . B Dlttlict I to he th hltnllng together by t In ,, r hnn i , iM thannddllrlct with Mnnhattsn li'anl. rt "' be said that at the present time the revM.n't, ot .,r fM Twentythtrd and Tweniy-fourih ward, htjoi,,) ,n" fH Harlem, almost hat e aepur.tte and distinct lectn llB governmint. They hat their ou A nerabi,m,.' M Aldermen, Commlisloner of l'ubllo tmproie,n,,?' H civil nd police cnurlN police preclnrti, and tiri Ibbbbb! bonndarle. and In the clinics or Cougrisim.n von t m bbbbbI with New Totk. but with ttestche.ter county, the,, B nexed district has more than the required qco'a nt nH population for an Aeintil)tnan, ant cunic,ueMlf aH soma ot lta rcMdenta will vol this jrr either n'ns the present Nineteenth or preient Twents-ihlrl ,lt. H Irlct, and the Harlem Hirer, nhlle oontlnt.iiig to u . H geographical Una. will, for I lie rlrtt tlmo ,.,r. H ceaie lobe a political line of '.e'unrcjlioii ln.t- v'u B county. all Hlsnntttieonslnm In New Vurk city to refltct a.t.t tern. SllleaO'Bellly (oRlcla.ivi't.arlea ,1 llalpinei M B chosen In 1KU0. and was aticcrn'oJ, f.irime te-m, br H lllg Jndge Mlclinil Connolly, ho was i'icoesi' , r B one term, by dm. Franaslrel, who gave v.ij,fier( M term, lo Tatrlck Henry Jonrs. who was succnaej, rr H one terra, by frederlck W. Loew. who wassccreedfi H for one term, by Augustus T, lvcbarly, who waa u.. H ceeded, for one term, by John nellir, whowai lucmj. M ed, for one term, by Jamea J, ritevln, n ho get e plan na Jan. 1, lS'JO. totrant T. Htrgertld. tbe present Ineon 1 bent. Indeed, since the eilahlilini.nt of theonicent bbbbb! Register of Deeds, hy art of the Legislature, pam M Jlnrr'jl." 1812, no person hts held tlint plvrn for t, constiitlve terms, although there Is nothing in the LVJ State Constitution to prctent rerlectl'm. It linnl.r. awsl deratooil ttnt Mr. Fltrgeratd. w ho 1 a popa'ar Rg sar H la to be a candidate for reelection. Claims ngalnst the city continue tube Pled at alm'j B rate, footing np(I0, according tn the buksof Di VJ L'omptrnllrr a oftlcc.diirlnrtbuvli.cn houraof i.neitar. M The Court of Appeals decided In atctt ease tt-at Hnsrili of Commissioner could not "suspenl without pay B cltyemploycei. They could discharge them oilrmln and thu terminate their claim fur salary, but ttir could not temporarily atiapend them without giving tb employee the right to aue for salary fur tin period nf fl his suspension. Amliconceptltintif th law on tbesne. B Ject Ik1 a nnmber of t'ommlsi'oner to traitigreis their powers, and ult re the results, but In nany if the cases the clly has what I considered a omplt:t M defence a waiver In wrlltng by the emplovee ol alt M claims of damagea on account of hla auipanilnn. I Bfl thedepartlnents which r controlledby eltll sertha m mlesaAuspenslonlaof great service to the employes, H tor It free him for the ordesl ot examination and IB keeps his place open, whereas auramary removal would II deprive him ot tbe alt antvges he enjoy. EH Jan. 21, th day for tb melting ef thDemorra:ii H rIatlon.il Committee, called to choose the place forth H Convention of IBM, Is the annlterMiry of the birth of H three contemporary celebrities-John C, Fremont, Re- H publican candidate for Prealdent of the United States H In 1856: JohnO. Breckenrldge. elected Vice 1'reil lent H la 1SSS and defeated for l'reslaent In IBtiO, and Stone- H wall Jack son. H John E. Kerby of tbe Twenty-fourth Ward, haa btm H appointed an Inspector of Buildings In tbe Pire tie- H pirtment. and Maurice Stack, or th First Ward, his H been appointed Oook Master In th Department of BJ Dock. Mr. Kerby wss. np to six months sgo, to H leader of tbe Connty Democracy In tb Twamy-fourth H Ward, and Mr. Stack waa, while tht organuatlou en- H dured, tho leader of tbe Irving Hall Democracy In tm H First Ward. Extremes touch. H The unexpended balance of unused appropriations In I the Department of fnbllo Work for 1SPI Is 112,001 H That tells a atory, of economy In th public aervlei H Tor- much moro eloquent and significant than all it H blaring talk ot tho Idle reformers, and It la much to the K oredltof the Hon. Thomas K. Oiltoyaa a faithful and Wi provident functionary la an important municipal da- A pertment. , V The story of the office seeker who called on rrisldent M Jackson to demand the poaltlon of L'ulted States Mia- !a later to tbe court of Kt. James's, and. at tbe close t '. tbe Interview, agreed to forego but olalmstor an oil ""1 pair ot the President' boot, ha not pissed wholly "i from the memory of politicians. It baa been recently duplicated on a amaU scale by a popular local atatai- I man of many ambitions, th Hon. John Martin, who prior to themunli.ln.il election of 131)0 waeaformlda- ble candidate for the office of Sheriff on the Tammany HaU ticket. He did not get tbe nomination, aod he w an, later nn, a candidate tor the appointive office of ' Under Sheriff, with similar results, frlor to tha election of 181)1 Mr. Martin was a candidate for th mor mod eat and humble office ot Coroner on tbe Tammany Hall ticket, hut hla expectations were disappointed again. Thia year, for th third time. Mr. Martin aaplra to an ofllc. and has beau snecessf ul In getting It. It I that of Journal Clerk In the Stat Senate, I Important than Sheriff or Coroner, but better than no ofllc. Th Mugwumps of twenty year ago. nnabl to bind their valuable support to the election of. ltbr of tb candidate for Fresldent nominated by the Republicans and the Democrat, held a nominating convention in one of the parlors ot the Fifth Avenue Hotel, and put np William E. Uroesbeck of Ohio for President, and Tredarlck I-nw Olmstead for Vice-President. The move ment seemed to promise great thing while th Jon roses were blosiomlng, but the crisp frost of November laid th 1872 Mugwumps prone and cold, and th ticket wa withdrawn. Few men. prominent In tbe politic of th day. have taken a more active part in public affair than John Sherman, who has been reelected by tbe Republicans of Ohio a United Slates Senator. On the Democratls side, however. I a party chieftain little behind Sher man in knowledge of political affair and In actlv par ticipation In them. He la Arthur P. Gormon. who, born in 1830, became a page In the United Klalea Senate in 1851. a year memorable in political history aa tbe one In which. In hla own State, the last Whig National Con vention which pnt a Presidential ticket In tho field was held In Ealtlmore; aa tbe one In which, alao In Balti more, the Democrats nominated Pierce aud King and subsequently elected them. aud. Anally, a tb year In which, on June 29. the great Henry Clay died. Mr. Oorman was an employee of the Senate until 1808. re membered aa the year In which, on April 0. the Civil P.'gbte bin wa paned by Congress: In which, by rroo lamatlon of the President, on Aug. 20, the cessation of bostllitle Inth South waa declared; In which Win Celd Scott died, and In which Oraot and Sherman ware promoted to tho rank of tleneral and Lleutrnant-Oen- 11 eral repwtlve!y, and In which Karrgat and l'ortr If wore mado Admiral and Vice Admiral at the same I tlm. Fnbsequently he was appointed Collector of In ternal Reveune in th Fifth Maryland district, wa elected a member of the Mar) land Legislature, wai elected lta Speaker InlSTI. aud waa aleoted to the Maryland SUt Senat Iu 1875. In January. 18S0, k was sleeted Lulled Slatt. Senator. The New Amsterdam Club, tbe former tnMtlag plat ot th County Democracy, has panel Into th hand nt th Albemarle Club, a aoclal organisation of Southern erne. Tbe attendanta are colored men. and when a belated County Democrat, who Is not aregnlar reader or the newspapers, vliltstbe former headquarter In West Twenty-eighth street he Is bewildered by th change, for It would b difficult to suppose tbat th member! of any Democratlo orgaulratlon In this town would iclud white ineu from their nice. How. ever, the thing which mitigate th surprise, and I acknowledged by all, is that County Democrat bay btcoin used to surprises snd disappointment. Though there Is nothing to Indleat that th ettyor New York Is, ir I to lie, on a war footing tbla yiar, the appropriation for 180.1 Include ten armorer at lis day each, tin armory watchmen at a almllar rat of comrotiNtlo-i, ilx engineer at f 4 a day, too. aaa six teen armory laborers at til a day, Th total aim apaea. prlatrd for tbla (tending army of forty-two pnoBfe w Itliin a motion ot I &0.000 for 1I8J. Lawrence Dalmoor. the newTamaasy Ball Usdsrin tbo Twenty-second dutrlot, wt formtrly on of Sheriff O'Hrlen's deputies. Nearly all of hi aMocUtn, Tom Bancktr. iltroard Rellly. Ignatius Fiynp, Jak. St. bichor, and John Hrlce, are dead. PUr Bow, another, became shorlfl. John J. ScanncU U now th Tammany leader la tlis Klevsnth dlttrlet, and Jam Dunpbv Is a clerk In Judg Clancy court. Th Twnty-eeond dis trict a Tn Sua Indicated, wss th only district In which a cbng of Tamnuny ladr wa mad at th recent primaries. A familiar flgurs U poUtlc on th wt HU has pr.'!.dJ,,'!,r ta Jol", Mo""". rm.r msmbar of old IB Engine in theVoluntw Fir Dvartmtnt. Old 1C wo. known a "Hlb.rnla.-an4 lb agla. home wa In Thlrty.tith .tre.t, betwttn math an Tint avenue. jieAullff wa a vtteraa Dntort, and a Brdwork.rnl.tlondy. nwu a aoUtleUn of th old Mhool. a UU.v.r In work and n.l la talk. Ala m.tln bald by wssuid. Dmocrau 'durinf b. rr..ldsntUl campaign of IBM a prey era tor of th "daeetloual canvaj" atamp wa dilating noon th aal.Tmnt of th Democracy tai umnt of LU own M,1UrtoDem. r'V J,""4'"- "8lno ,b "" " 'IT ' bood.lr.Chlrm.n.h.d.olar.d. -I bv voted i..r very Prttldsutlalnoinlueeottb party, ami I f, tatem.lf upon that fan." McAullffo's p.vtiecc v .. b) that time eba uied, and from the body i-rth h he called out! -And I.Mr. Chairman, have ta.t . ot.s for a Democratlo President Iu on dy than li,., i -w.epb.luhtwhol life, and I don't nee.! i afal VaV ksep talking aboat It, elUiar," B Bft gwy