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NEW YORK HERALD UBOADWiY AM) ANN HTItKET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, I' 15 0 J' It I K TOR. All business or news letter and telegraphic despatches must uddresjed Nkw York ' iikuald. Letters and packages should be properly sealed. Volume XXXV No. 134 AiWUSE?ENTS_TKlS EVcNiNS. FRENCH THEATRE, 14th at. Mil (itti av.-Tll* CoRBIoan bhothehh. FIFTH AVRNUK THKATKE, Twentv-fourth ?t.-THK (Juoi> MATuucb Man. THK TAMMANY, Fourloeiui) mreet.?Uuani> Vabiktv ENTIBTAlNliKNT. OLYMPIC THEATRE, Bro?dw?y.-tu? FaiuOne with I Blonde WIO. WOOD'S MUSEUM AND MENAUKRIK, Hro?Jw?y, corner Thirtieth *i.~ Matinee il?ily. t'erforai?noe every nvjuing. GRAND OPERA HOUSK, corner ol Elglitb * venue and 23<1 'IIIt 'i'WKLVK 'M?.W1'TAT10>U. NIBLO'8 UARDEM. BruaJway-I<10N -TUB Littlb Bkukl. BOWERY THEATRE, Howrry. -Til* YotJTU WuO Hkvku Saw a Woman?Tom ami Jkukv, Ac. BOOTH'S THKATRK. 231 ?t., heiwoen 5lh and 8th an Takinu TI1B t'UANCES. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway and 13th itreet.? Tijb Kent Day?lb Uk JkalouuLost Ashokk. MRS. 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TAOK. 1?A(lvertl-<emrutg. ti?Advertisements. 1 8?Cuba: Text of the forthcoming Report of Genenil Bunks; The Cour t- o/ Hit- Spanish Government Severely Criticised; Brutality of tho Volunteers ami Impotence of Spain In Cuba; Outrages on Americans und ?u the American Flag: Neceaalty for the United states to Troclaun Neutrality Between tlio Belligerents. 4?Congress: The Franking Privilege Shelved by the senate; Animated Debate on tho nil K dm tug Taxation?Mormonism: The Question of raited States or Mormon Authorrtty In Uiah?Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce? The New Rdglnie?Dccapl'ati'd Doctors? Disappointed Burglars?sentence of Williams, the Smuggler?Prison Reform: Twenty fifth Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the Prison Association of New York?Shocking Accident in Newark. 5-.Went Point: The lioilicd of Heroes on the Highlands of the Hudson?Prospect Park Fair Grounds: Last Day of the Trotting Meeting; Two Fine Contests?The Trenton (N. J.) National Horse Fair?The Spirit of Lola Monrez?The Zion Church Muddle?Interesting Sc iastlc Reception?[-Insular Accident?Cricket?A Jersey Manslaughter Case?Opening of the Jer ey City Hospital?The Marsh Lockwood Fraud Case?Newark Hay Navigation?The Brordwa.v Banditti?proceedings In the New York Courts?Another ltald on the Lottery Dea'ers? Another Jute Fire?The New Jer.-ey Railroad Vlro ot I'.mo .nnlut 6.?Editorial#: Loading Article on the Propose 1 Ihs< outiiniance of the Income Tux. Do'oate ou 1 It in Congress?Amusements?Personal lutelligeuce?Ainusemeni Auii nuic iuetits. 1 7? Telegraphic News from all Parts ol tlie World: < Italy Movelng in Radical Revolutionary InH..rreciiou; Spanish War Triumphs ui Cuba au<1 me Throne Question m Madrid; Fenlanlsiu and Jri-h Agitation Jn London; 8 Napoleon's Review of French Cavalry?Wa->h- ? ingtou: Change of Sentiment in the Senate on the Dominican Treaty: ttie Persecution of the ii Jews in Itoumanm; Important Commercial f Re'atlons with South America?A Case of 1 Ilydr phobia In Brooklyn?The Worth Street v Assault?Business Notices. S-TlJ<? Pruit Crop for I87u: Brilliant Prospects for ii an Abundant Yield?Third Brigade Field Day?The Seventh Regiment's Friends?Relief e for Broadway: A Systematic Plan of Street v Openings lor the Purpose?Opening of Grammar School No. 2fi?Real Estate Matters? e Patent Railroad Massacre?Silly Editors Trying to Kill Each Other?Marriages and Deaths. 0? Financial and Commercial Report*?German Americans In Europe?Advertisements. 10?Cuba (continued from Third Page)?Yachting: Annual Regatta of the Atlantic Yacht Club? Brooolyn City News?A Fourth Ward Trascertv?Obituary?The Mutual Life Insurance Company?Another Alleged Railroad Outrage?New York City News?A Custom Houso War?Shipping Intelligence?Advertisements. 11?Advertisements. lii?Advertisements. First in the Field.?The veterans of "the Seventh" have gone down to ''the Branch" for a clam bake. CnoT.era is committing fearful ravages in the Bengal Presidency, India. American quarantine commissioners and boards of health In the seaport cities will make due note of otir cable news relative to the visitation. Spotted Tail had a peaceful talk and smoke with the President yesterday. He expressed his desire to be forever at peace with the white man, and, being poor, his tribe needed cattle, stock, Ac. Red Cloud, being still weary from his long railroad trip, was not present. A Gay Day for Brooklyn was yesterday, wilh the Atlantic regatta, the Prospect Park races, and the parading of three or four showy regiments. *'So glad" that our suburbanites across the East river are not limited in their amusements to one theatre and Plymouth church. An Early DRoronT.?In the nori' ern part of this State and in Canada, and even as far west over there as the Winnipeg basin, they are suffering from drought and from destructive fires in the woods. We hope, however, that there are rains now coming up which will "water all the thirsty land." Bi .ackwood's Magazine is out with what is H termed by the cable a "virulent" criticism 11 against Mr. Disraeli's "Lothair." The English a tories, it 13 said, thus indicate their iutention !' of "shelving" the ex-Chancellor of the Ex- 11 chequer and Premier as a political leader. ' The Prince of Wales took the lead, and High r Church follows its prospective head. The ^ question remains?Do the English tories love " ?. >i> n r jl/iaraou iea? ur ivuiih: more : Too SoitK Ykt.?Tim Southern Presbyterians have refused to come Into the Church n union which has fused the 0I<1 and New Schools li North as a band of brothera. Down South, g however, the brethren must have a little more t time, in order to become reconciled to the loss v of their ''niggers." In another year or two, t perhaps, with a fresh outpouring of grace, \ they will come round. Otherwise, we fear, I your Southern old line ljard shell Presbyterian t will prove aa iacurabie fire-eater, , ' NEW 1 Proponed Dlicontltiunnee of ?t?e Iueouic Tax?Debate on It In Cougrem. Tho debate la Congress on the income tax developes considerable hostility to the continuance of this odious and direct impost upon the people. Some of tho ablest and rni.^t clear headed members of the llou-'c li'ivo spoken against it. General Butler said that whilo the income tux was fair iu theory the difficulty was that only the honest and conscientious men paid it and tho rogues evaded ll. lie added, emphatically, "tho country demanded the abolition ot this tax, and it must bo abolished, or elso the places that now know them would know most of them no more forever." It Is evident this shrewd man understood fully tho unpopularity of the tax when he gave t'.iis warning. Mr. McCarthy, of New York, showed that it was only intended as a war tax, its existenco being limited to Ave years; that there was a general demand for tho removal of it, that it should not bo renowod, but left to die i natural desth and to pass away into tbo past, as all the evils growing out of the civil war were passing away. Others proposed a modification of the tax by applying it only to larger incomes than at present. Somo few defended it. Tho general feeling, bowever, was against tbe tax entirely. Judging from the brief report of the debate telegraphed to New York, we do not think members made the most of tbo argument against the Inquisitorial and odious tax which they might have made. No tax Is so corrupting and demoralizing to the country. None is evaded so much, and particularly by those best able to bear it. It yields but twentyfive millions a year to tbe government, while if it could be collected it ought to yield a hundred millions or upward. We have made an estimate of tbe number of persons and the amount of their incomes in the United States subject to tho tax, anil the following is the result:? A'o. o/ persons. Average Income. loial Tax. 10,000 $10,000 $5,000,000 100,000 5,000 60.0 H), JO I 200,000 2,000 20,000,000 aoi.ooo l.ooo I5,ooo,ooo 500,000 600 12,500,000 1,110,000 $102,500,000 The government receives, then, but onefourth or thereabout, of what it ought to receive. It is defrauded of seventy-five millions a year. This may seem startling, but is nevertheless true. A large number of wealthy Americans are in Europe, and never pay the tax; a great many change their [ esidences, and caanot be followed or found, rbousands upon thousands give in falB-* eturns, and perjure them3elve3 rather than )ay. A vast number reinvest a portion of ;heir incomes, call that capital in business without returns, and otherwise quiet their jonsciences to avoid the tax. In fact, there are so many ways of evading Ihe law, the assessors and collectors, and it Is so utterly tnpossible to detect most of the frauds, that teople hare learned to look upon the obligation o pay the tax with much the same indifference >r contempt that professional smugglers do he revenue laws. The mass of the comnunity lmve set their faces against tho tax, md begin to think there is nothing wrong in jvading it. This demoralization will increase should the tax be continued, and the probability is that in a year or two the government would not collect over fifteen millions, or eveu :en millions from it. Some of those who advocate the continuince of the income tax attempted to argue hat it was popular. It is no such thing. It a unpopular. The mass of those who have o pay and who can be reached are people rith salaries or a very limited and well known ncome?people who can only just make both nds meet. They have to bear the burden, riiile men of large capital?those who live ixtravagantly by speculation?and the slip>ery rogues evade the tax in whole or in part. :Iow can such an inquisitorial law, which nvades the private affairs of people and spreads over the face of the country an army jf tax gatherers, be popular? It is in direct conflict with our froe and republican institutions. It is inimical to that sense of independence and private right which Americans bave always cherished from the foundation of the government. Such a tax would never bave been thought of but for the extraoi'diuary demands of the government for tho war. It was, as Mr. McCarthy properly said, a war measure ouly, and ought to be left to die a natural death. There is no necessity for the tax. The income of the government is much too large and should be reduced. But If there tvpre no other reason for abolishing the income tax lie; demoralizing effect upon the comtnuaity, in leading to false swearing and other fraudulent subterfuges too numerous to mention, calls imperatively for its discontinuance. Let this inquisitorial, obnoxious and un-Ameri:an law expire by its own limitation. Let it pas3 iway as the otlier evils growing out of tbe war are passing away, with the hope that no ;itct;?sHy wiu uvei uriau tur 113 revival. The Ohio Dcinocrncy in the Field. The Ohio democracy, in a Stale convention, lave nominated their State ticket and pro;laimed their platform for the coming October ?lection. Their platform embraces a subdued roteration of State rights; a denunciation of the present tariff and the bill before Congress as a scheme of gigantic robb<*ry of the people; a lenunciation of the present internal revenue Axations as unbearable and oppressive; a lenunciation of the profligacy of General grant's administration and of the system of iquandering the public lands upon railway aonopolies; a pronunciameuto against the ,ct to enforce the fifteenth amendment as mconstitutional; a resolution in favor of taxng the national bonds and one for the aboliion of the national banks; and, finally, a esolution denouncing "the truckling of the ^deral administration to Great Britain and Ipain, and the efforts of the party in power to educe whole Stages to vassalage to the genral government." There is a good deal of humbug, claptrap nd twaddle for buncombe in this platform ; iut there are several issues presented, uch as the tariff, internal taxes, bonds, tanks and public land grants to railroads, ipon which the Ohio democracy will be ablo 0 make a gojd fight; and, in reference to the nlicy of Mr. Fish towards Spain and Great Urituiu, they will have the advantage of throwing the republicans upon the defensive with very Uttle to boast of. At all events, the f (MMf lllfnM n ? y Ohio democracy have boldly taken the flelJ I az&lnst the whole policy of General Grant's ' administration and of Congress, and hence these approaching full elections, for the next I Congress, which will all be fought upon the same Issue* us in Ohio, will ho of national importance, and will doubtless, in every case, bring out a very heavy popular vote. Uen?>ral BnnkV Kepurt on t'uhn. The report of Goner.il Banks' Committee on Foreign Affairs i? published elsewhere In our columns thi3 morning. It haB not yet be:*n presented in the House, but Boon will be, as a movement is on foot among tho members friendly to Cuba to call for it if the commit tec do not report ia a few days. In the meantime the report, with all its details of outrages and indignities heaped upon Americans and the American flag by Spain, is presented through our columns to a greater congress than the one at Wash mgiuii. ijui. mo peujno rcaii inis rcjwri anu judge for themselves to what a depth tho weakness of our Cuban policy has brought us and to what straits wo have permitted a neighboring colony to be driven by our selfish dread ol' a war with imbecile Spain. It will bo remembered that when Mr. Voorho?s, in the House, recently brought up the question of the outrages in Cuba an almost unanimous sentiment was expressed iu favor of a more manly and fearless policy. This sentiment reflected so severely on Secretary Fish that he is reported to have asked General Banks why some of the republican members did not defend him, and to have received a very unsatisfying reply. The fact is that it is a national and not a partisan question, and republicans do their party great good by scoring soundly the republican Secretary of State who fashions so weak a policy. The republican party has shown itself able to staud up, and fur that matter to improve, under the cauterizing process which Mr. Dawes applied to it some time ago, and it would probably improve uuder a similar application on another part of its body politic. At any rate the great congress of American people to whom the Hkkald submits the report on Cuban affairs this morning will be very likely to condemu in unmeasured terms the mercenary policy of our State Department, and when the matter is Anally reported to tho federal Congress that body will be very likoly to follow suit without regard to party politics. Tlie .It'route Park 1(hri-h. The spring meeting of tho American Jockey Ciub promises to be the most brilliant spectacle of the kind ever witnessed in America. It will open to-morrow, June 4, at Jerome Park, anil continue there on Tuesday, the 7th ; Thursday, the !?th, and Saturday, the 11 tli iust., with all the (clot that the most complete arrangements for the comfort and gratification of visitors, the attendance of about one hundred and litty of the finest horses from all parts of the Union, a grand variety of sport, including the steeple chase, hurdle races, "heats" and "dashes," and the enchanting attractions of the locality itself, can yield. Should the weather prove favorable?and there is every prospect of that happy circumstance?the assemblage of "the beauty and chivalry" of our metropolis and "the rest of mankind" will dazzle even the oldest h'lbituh of I he turf. Our gallant sporting men and cavaliers aro here in force, with an unusually large representation from abroad, and the retinue of lovely dames who manifest the keenest relish for the start, d<n|| and away of the ringing course will grace the balconies of the palatial club house and the tiers of the grand stand with such coronals of living blooiu as might drive Derby and Epsom, and even Parisian Longchampa, to despair. There will be four or five races each day, beginning at half-past two o'clock P. M., and extra trains will leave Forty-second street at one and hall-past one. The golden youth of New York and their joyous brethren from North and South will make this delightful occasion memorable in their gay and festive annals. Rural relaxation in the leafy month of June, with fields and gardens in their summer bravery, manly exercise and the sparkling eyes of ladies fair above the blushing roses? who would not for the season follow the silken bRuners of the Jockey Club? Dock* and l*ior?. If the pilgrimage of the new Dock Commissioners around the water front on the East and North rivers?a full account ol which wo published yesterday?should result in carrying out the views which we have repeatedly suggested their little (rip will not have been in vain. Theoe gentlemen must have gathered somo experience about the condition of our docks that they never had before. The wretched and rickety concerns whicli we call piers, composed mainly of rotten wood and decomposed filth, are a disgrace to any city which, by its splendid harbor and its boundless enterprise, invites the commerce of the world to this purt. The Commissioners of course saw all this and cogitated upon it. We believe that there is some hesitation on the part of some members of the Commission to go into this work of reconstr noting our docks and piers at once. We hope they will not be deterred by the magnitude of the undertaking. It is a very heavy and serious job, no doubt, but there is no public work which demands more speedy and thorough action. The suggestions of President Agnow accord entirely with the views which the Herald has been urgiog for a long time. He proposes to build a stone bulkhead along the river fronts, and to run out at suitable distances substantial stone piers, wide enough to permit the erection of commodious warehouses, or else to build the latter on the bulkhead proper, for the convenience of shipping. This might demand a large outlay, but a few millions of dollars spont in this way would give the city of New York an enduring system of docks and piers, worthy of a great maritime and metropolitan city?structures that would not have to be patched up every month. The cost is the least consideration in the matter. Economy, of course, is desirable, but we hopo that the competent gentlemen who comprise the commission arc willing to accept the responsibility on that head, and that no corrupt jobs will stain their record. At all events we waut to see the work of erecting stone docks and piers all round the citv commenced at once. JUNE 3, 1370.?TR1TLE Tlte Kj?ani*b Tfarout* QucMiion. All our recent news goes to show tliat Spain is approaching a point in her history which promises to be critical?very critical. Prim has fiXvMl a point by promising to make a full statement on the C4h of July of all that has been (lone since the revolution aud flight of Isabella in the matter of the throne. It is a lamentable fact that Spain has for u period of nearly two years been beggiug a sovereign? begging hard, but bogging in vain. The regency is good enough in its way; but tho regency, every Spaniard knows, is only temporary?at best a compromise, and therefore unsatisfactory to the nation at large. Under the new constitution Spain is still a monarchy, and it dies seem as if tho people really preferred that form of government. A3 the nation has not abandoned the monarchical form of government it is in the last degree desirable that some satisfactory settlement of the throne question bo arrived at with as little delay as possible. It is still uncertain who is to be the King of Spain. Ail the oM candidates seetn to adhoro to their original purpose. They will not have the throne. Montponsier is the only candidate who has not refused to bear the rojal burden. Unfortunately, however, the throne has never been offered him since it has been possible to offer it to any one. Montpensier had promises beforo the revolution was a fact. Since it has been a fact there has been no fruit. Montpensier is the only candidate who now wishos the Spanish throne, so far as we know; but of all the men whose names have been mentioned in that connection he seems to have the smallest chance. We have been glad to learn that the name of Dom Ferdinand of Portugal is again in favor. Djiu Ferdinand should bo pressed. He is father to the King of Portugal. During his reign the two neighboring kingdoms would be likely to grow into mutual good feeling. In the natural course of things D;in Luis, the King of Portugal, would succeed his father, and the sister nations, which have really no good reason for remaining apart, would become one?harmoniously and happily one. It is well known that Dom Ferdinand has no desire to be burdened with the cares of State ; but it is just as well known that for years he governed Portugal with wisdom and with great success. If Prim is wise he will press in this direction. It is the only statesmanlike course, so far as we can see. Of all possible courses this alone offers immediate as well as ultimate gain. Wo see from our latest news that the question of slavery in the colonies is engaging the attention of the Cortes. If Spain is wise and wishes to command the respect of the modern world she will wipe out this foul blot at once. Under her new conditions the prolongation of slavery is the prolongation of a scandal and an outrage. Sho needs (he sympathy of the nations; but so long as she clings to this sin she cuts herself off from the good feelings and good wishes of the better portiou of m inkind. The Orcnu Cable lo (biiin. The decision of the Committee on Foreign Affairs against granting a subsidy to the proposed Pacific Cable Company is understood as precluding any further action on that subject by Congress in its present session, and thus the great enterprise does not yet take shape that warrants a hope of early direct telegraphic communication between the American and Asiatic coasts. We regret that this great measure seems thus Indefinitely thrust into the future. It appears to us that it might have been otherwise if the projectors of this cable had stated their requirements at a more moderate figure than ten million dollars. For Congress to guarantee tiial sum to the enterprise was practically to assume the expense of it; and if Congress votes the people's money to build vast telegraph linos, why should the lines, when thus built at public expense, belong to private corporations rather than to the people ? Doubtless this idea stood in the way of granting enough money to construct such a cable, though it would not have stood in the way of such legislation as would have given the labor the most practical and material assistance. However constructed, whether at public or at private expense, this cable is a certainty of the future. It is inevitable in the development of our part in the great Oriental trade. Already it is discovered in the common traffic between the East and Europe that the lime is shorter from China to London by way of San Francisco and New York than by the Indian (Scean, even with the advantage on that route of the Suez Canal, and this fact alone is making a commercial revolution whose operation is more and more felt with every day that <rnrv>a ]iv lis finul ppfliill: will !?/? f<i plunirn all the currents of trade with the East, so that all the products of the Chinese empire and all the return will come and go by the route across the Pacific. Such a commerce needs a voice, needs the means of instant and ready interchange of intelligence and expression of desire, and thi3 need can only be met by an electric cable. Therefore the cable must and will be made; whether it be made by the Sandwich Island route or by way of the Aleutian islands seems, in the light of present information on the subject, to matter very little. Tite Pope Dect.ines Delay.?In consequence of the hot weather attempts have been made to have the Ecumenical Council adjourned. The Pope will not have it. He advises the fathers to get up and get to work at an earlier hour in the morning. As we said two days ago, the Holy Father meang business, and will have no adjournment until the dogma of infallibility is proclaimed. The bishops know what is wanted. If the heat is oppressive let them hurry up. Good boys do what they are bid. "One Moke Unfortunate.''?Mr. Ilennessy, as School Trustee for the Seventeenth ward, has been dismissed by the Board of Education. In the late Legislature he thought the abolition of the school inspectors would be a good thing; but they have turned the tables on him, and the place that knew him will be filled by Bomebody else. So goes the world. Why Not ??They are casting about for a site for our proposed industrial exhibition crystal palace. Why not have it in our great Park, and as a permanent institution eventually, like the Sydenham Palace ? What say the Park Commissioners? OJTTT?*/N? kJ-Li. 1 * ? 4 4. , tonarew?Tlio Frankiu* Bill ud Contr?ie<J Elpc!ion Cum. The Senate had another attack of the Franking bill yesterday. It came up as unfinished business, and some of the more reckless Senators?who probably do not care much whether it passes in good faith or not?went so far as to discuss it for a few minutes. Mr. Ilarlan, however, proposed to take up the Indian Appropriation biil, and stated that there was no necessity for imraedicte action on the Franking bill, as everybody knew it would pass. The appropriation bills are parts of necessary legislation, which ought to be passed early, in order that both houses may agree upon them beforo the busy hours ol the closing session, when a number of jobs are apt to find their way into them among the uuheeded amendments. Mr. Harlan is therefore right, and if, as he says, the Franking bill is sure to to pass, we ought to ba content to wait. But, like Mr. Conkling, we would like to feel RtidllPixl flint M r? UnxUn k m a /?AArl artn VUMV iui. ia?U(?U uno i cuijyu nv know that it will pass, and as it is apt to pa3s the Senate laden with amendments if it pass at all, and may consequently be driven about betMWon the two houses like a shuttlecock for an indefinite time, it would be well to pass it at once, for feai* that it may fail at the end of the session and thus thwart the cherished expectations of those Senators whom Mr. Harlan had heard express themselves in favor of its passage. The vote, however, on laying aside the bill, which was expressly made a tost, indicated that Mr. Harlan was mistaken, and that the Senate does not intend to pass it. Iu the House a bill regulating compensation in cases of contested elections was reported and was generally discussed. It provides substantially that no money shall be paid to the sitting member or contestant so long as the case is pending, and the unsuccessful competitor shall receive nothing whatever on the decision of the case. Heretofore it has been the custom to pay the sitting member the usual salary, and at the close of the case to allow the contestant a liberal allowance for his expenses. Thus the cost to the people at large is about doubled when a case is contested, whereas equity would require the people alone of the district contested to pay any such extra oxpenses. Besides, as the people of each district are allowed to choose their own representatives iu case of a contest they should be allowed to choose between the contestants, v.. v -< ** - J It is well enough for the House to decide upon the qualifications of its members, but it is clearly not within its jurisdiction to decide upon the legality or illegality of an election, probably In a distant part of the country. The present Congress lias been so uniformly partisan in deciding the contested cases before it that it is simply astonishing assurance on its part to charge frauds or illegality in elections on the constituents of contesting members. The income t*x was further discussed, and it was agreed to lake a voto on it to-day. The Board of Ileallli?Good Work. The Department of Public Health at this critical period of the year exhibits a commendable anxiety to keep the city as free from onntnnrimia rliaiiiiaoa aa nnaaihln HMm nrili. nance* against fat rendering establishment? are to* bis rigidly enforced. This is good for the noses, for the stomachs and for the general health of the parties who are unfortunate enough to live, move and have their ^mell in (he vicinity of these abominations. The omissions in cleaning streets are to be overhauled, and the contractors, who, it seems, for the past week neglected ' to clean sixteen streets and a number of piers, will be compelled to perform their duty faithfully. This has always been the weak point. Our streets have never been properly cleaned under the old system. Now we have new hands at the work and a new method of performing it. The public will certainly hold the new department to a strict accountability if the streets are not kept iu good order. As regards quarantine, Dr. Carnochan presents a series of resolutions which are directed not only to the preservation of the public health, but to the interests of commerce. The Health Officer of the port suggests to the government of the United States the necessity of establishing warehouses somewhere iu the vicinity of Quarantine, in order that merchandise arriving in vessels subject to quarantine may be discharged without being put oa lighters at a groat distance from the shore, thus a<ldTn? lo the post of importation, and to that extent clogging the commerce of the port. The lighterage system in this connection is a great evil. We need hardly say that it is also an egregious job. The result of the system tends, of course, like many other of our harbor arrangements, to turn foreign commerce to other ports, where no such rules and restrictions exist. Dr. Carnochan, therefore, is right when he urges the government to construct suitable buildings where merchandise can be discharged, disinfected and examined by the revenue officers, without the extravagant imposition now practised by the lighterage system. We hope his views will be carried out at Washington. They are practical and practicable. Tlie Fruit Prospect* for 18TII. We are certainly a great and a favored nation. Only a few days since we gave voluminous re porta from all parts of the country in regard to the proepccls Tor the coming crops of the great staples and cereals of the country. They were all unusually favorable, and in the interval since their publication we have received nothing calculated to dispel the auspicious auguries of an abundant yield. To day we give a comprehensive statement, valuable to the people at large as well as to the great horticultural interests of the land. It covers reports from various and remote sections in regard to the prospects for the coming fruit crops, it will bo seen, in almost every instance the accounts are unusually flattering. Wo have yet to hear the growl of the first croaker. One caterpillar sorehead out West undertook to speak disparagingly of the fruit prospect in his region in a communication to a local paper. "Unless there is immediate rain," he declared, "the fruit crop is gone up." And he modestly winds up a longwinded paper with the following significant postscript:?"It rains." Briefly, the prospects for an unparalleled yield of the larger aud urn tiller fruits were never more auspicious than they are now, and only a visitation in the tdiape of blight or some other untoward accident can prevent their realization. - - - .? VJ- I 1 Mora Trouble la Italy. t By our latest telegrams from the south of Europe we have news that bands of republican agitators have assembled on the Swiss frontier of Italy, and appear to bo In full understanding with the insurgents who havo receutly been giving trouble in Calabria an<l the vicinity of Naples. At the same time tho partisans of Mazzini are fomenting fresh discord in and around Genoa. Thus wo And the serenity of Victor Emanuel's realm assailed in thri*e uuarters at once, and it is very pro bable that we shall next hear of a demonstration on the Adriatic side of the peninsula as well. The recent causes that have directly led to this unhappy state of things are various. Among them we may reckon financial prossure and increased taxation ; the continuance and reinforcement of the French array of occupation at Home and Civita Vecchia; tho presence of the Ecumenical Council at Rome, and tho exasperation of the revolutionary party at their late severe defeat by the frienda of Napoleon III. in France. The humorous journals of Florenco and Turin, mixing a little gall with their mirth, hava very significantly published a caricature representing the headless body of "Revolution," decapitated by tho Napoleonic axe at Paris, taking flight to the summit of the Alps and there waving aloft her fiery torch. This hint is clear enough, and the Mazzinists of Italy havo seemingly followed it at once. Tho Italian kingdom, however, is strong in its reforms, in its schools, in its improved administration and in the attachment of both army and peasantry to its soldier King, "the gentleman monarch," or "lie galantuorno," as they are fond of calling him. Therefore we have reason to believe, as we certainly hope, that this renewed attempt to retard the restoration of a noble country and a patriotic people will as completely fail a3 all the previous efforts of tho ultra red* and the bitter reactionists, who secretly aid and abet them with treacherous intent, have hitherto done. Mount Morris Park.?It will be pleasing to the forty thousand denizens of the region around Mount Morris to knoW that, through the exertions of their legislative representative in the Department of Public Parks, Mr. Thomas C. Fields, with the cordial approbation of other members of the Board, there is to be music regularly once a week in Mount Morris Park, and that a handsome appropriation has been made for the permanent improvement of the park itself. Thus the muchneeded work of improving the public parks is gradually progressing all over the city. Don't Seek It.?Mr. Superintendent Hulburd, who supervises the construction of the new Post Office, denies that he is a candidate for the office of Collector, as some papers assert. He declares emphatically that he has nr\+ jmnvttf if a^nlr it an/I rlnn't urant if. Of course he don't. Who would, when it is so far out of anybody's reach, except that of tha present incumbent ? Dkopped.?The man who was to hare succeeded Collector Grinnell seems to have dropped the subject like a hot Murphy. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Prominent Arrival* in Tills City Yesterdays It. H. Kceler, or the United States Navy; H. B, Augurs, 01 the Bank or Montreal, and W. M. CanilU-ft, of London, are at the Brevoort House. Colonel W. rottiUl, of Mobile, and Ben. Perlej Poore, of Washington, are at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Balta/.zl EffcnJI, Charge d'Affalrsor Turkey, Is at tlte Albemarle Hotel. Captaiu Buraet, of the French Navy; Carl Zerrah iu, o! Boston, and Colonel E. H. Taylor of Kentucky, are al the Iloit'uan House. Colonel F. W. Latham, of Texas: George 9. Pey. ton and Dr. Moorman, of White Sulphur Springs, Va.: Jo-lab Caldwell, or Boston; Colonel H. D. Meats, of Philadelphia, and W. Shanly, of Canada, are at the New York Hotel. W. H. Reward, Jr., of Auburn; J. K. Moorhead, ol Pittsburg: W. 0. Moorhead, of Philadelphia, and A. TaUey, of England, arc at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Prominent Departures. Mr. W. H. Stephens and wife, for Washington; General F. J. Lovejoy, for Staten Island; Jay Cooke, for Philadelphia; Rev. M. B. Buckley, Rev. James Haggerty and Rev. Peter K. beally, for St. Louis; JudKeBeale, lor Syracuse; Senator Thurman, tor Washington. Major General Sir F. E. Chapman, K. C. B., Governor of Bermuda, and Lady Chapman; captain W. 0. Chapman, of the Royal Navy; Lieutenant Curling, of the Royal Englueers; Miss R. Butlerfleld and Miss Cox, sailed yesterday on board the steamer Hermann for Europe. AMUSEMENTS. AcADSMi' of Mrsic?Dan Bryant's Bbnifit.? a crowded lioufle would hard y express the size of the audience that attended the ever popular Daa Bryant's l>eueflt last niglit. Not only was every scat in the house occupied, but even the family circle, aisles, foyer and every available point were crowded, and hundreds were turned ftway from the doors, unable to gain admission. The programme opened with an act from "The Colleen Bawn," In which Miss Eftle Germon, W. R. Floyd, Fred Macder and other well known artists appeared, and Dan played Myles Na Coppaleeu. Then came Bryant's Minstrels In their choicest pieces, of which the Inimitable Unsworth and Eugene bore off the honors. Mr. Brooke then recited a poem, and the performance closed with "Handy Audy." A noticeable feature was the exquislte singing of Miss Jennie Hughes, a young lady who gives promise of becoming an artist of a high order. Encores followed Tast and fnrlous, and we have rarely attended a benefit which was so thoroughly enjoyable. Concert in Madison Square.?The Park band again delighted the bon ton of the aristocratic avennnu oml thn Hfuntintfan TU>lnrt*o.vin with a nlinlM programme, comprising some of their best selection*. It opened with a grand march, "Don Bucefulo," by Wiegand, and closed with the usual potpourri of popular airs. The sparkling overture to tlie "Bronze Horse," one of the most characteristic tlmt ever Auber wrote, and Kucfcen's delicious song "(lood Niglit," were the best selections played. Carl Faust contributed a couple of galops, Kuener a waltz and a polka, Suppe the ever popular "Dlchter un bauer-' overture, tanner one of his best waltzes, Wallace some gems rrom "Lurllne" and OfTcnboch a few champagne beads from "La Belle HfllAne." A dense crowd surrounded the music stand and listened to the beautiful strains until the shades of evening commenced to fall. Musical and Theatrlrnl Notes. Mr. A. L. Parke*, the well and favorably known business manager of Wood's Museum, will have a grand benetlt at that house tms afternoon and evening. Mr. J'arkea has been Indefatigable In his efforts to make the .Museum a popular lesort, and much of lis .success Is owing to his eiTorrs. A concert troupe of unusual ability, consisting of Henri Kotvalskl, the renowned pianist; Mi-s Clara Perl, one of the best contraltos on the American stage, Mile. De Hussy, soprano; Mme. Kowalskl and Mr. Charles Werner, start on a Canadian tour this week under the direction of Mr. W. F. Kotch. <;e >rjre Morgan, the well known organist, has comtncneed a lengthened concert tour through the rt'e^t, under the management of Mr. Alexander TurnbulU lie plays m Wheeling Hub week. Harry Jackson, the eminent comedian, makes hi* mUive at Nlblo's to-night at Miss Thompson's benefit. Viet .r Killing, a young pianist of St. Louis, made a gioat. nit at the last concert or the Arion (Km We-tons Society in that city. Ml? l.o'ta. the famous protean actress, salle I oil Wednesday in Hie ste imer Russia for Europe, for the purpo?? of recuperating her health and t-j procure attraction for the coming winter season. Ml a Lotfa ia under contract to appear In this dtv on the lattt or next September.