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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROl'RIETOR. All business or news letter and telegraphic despatches must be addressed New York Herald. Volume XXXVI No. 337 AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. ^ BOWERY THEATRB, Bowery.?A T*ir TO BlCHMOiTD? NIBLO*8 GARDEN, Broadway, between Prince and Houaton ta.yJ'UE Drama op Fbitz. GRAND OPERA HOUSE, corner Ot 8th at. ana I3d It,? Tin Merchant op Venice. LINA EDWIN'S THEATRE. No. 730 Broadway?Kej.LT ? LCONV MlNftTRELO. FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, Twenty-fonrth atreet. ? Tue new Dkama op Divokce. ??? -v WALLACE'S THEATRE. Broadway and 13th atreet.-* TlIX PttlNl h.BR OP TSEIllZONl>E. OLYMPIC THEATRE. Broadway The Ballet Pantomime op Uumpt* Dcmptt. BOOTH'S THEATRE. 23d it, between 5th and 6th an.? Pet op the Pstticoats?Family Jasf. WOOD'S Ml'SEl'M. Broadway, corner 30th aL?Perform, anoea afternoon and evenJuji? East Lynne. GLORE THEATRE. 7U Broadway.-NlCttO ECCXXTUCITIEh, UCRLXeqCKB, *<'UNION SQUARE THEATRE, corner of Fourteenth atrcrt and Broadway?Neoho Acts? Bculeh4VB, Ballet, Ac. RAV ruiNfisnn vrxsTnut. Thk San Francisco 4Iinbirkls. BRYANTS NEW OPfcR\ HOUSE, 23J it, between 6th ?dd till uvs bryant's mtnbtrklb. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE, No. 201 Bowery.Nkoko Eccentricities, Burlesques, Ac. BTEINWAY BALL, Fourteenth itrect.?Vocal and Instrumental Concert. CENTRAL PARK GARDEN.?TlTBODOnn TnOUAB* SllUMER Nights' CONCERTS. TWENTY-EIGHTH BTRfcET OrERA HOUSE, corner BroAdw?y.?Nkwcomu ft Arlington's Minstuels. AMERICAN INSTITUTE EXHIBITION, Third avenue aud Suty-lhirJ^Fvet.?Open il.iy ,ii.l cvomus. TRIPLE SHEET. New York, Thursday, September 14, 1S71> f0.\TE\TS OF TO-D.IV'S HERALD. PAGE. 1?Advertisements. a?Advertisements. ??The Great Eight Hour Paracte: Twenty Thousand Sons of Toil Marching In Solid Phalanx; Tne Bed Flag oi the International Unfurled to tne Breeze?Moss Meeting at Cooper Institute?North Carolina Ku Klux?Enforcing the 1 United states Laws In the Old North StateNews from Washington? Obituary. 4?The Great Injunction case: The City Governmeat ami Heads of Departments on Trial; Afldavit <>r William M. Tweed and What It ?ets Forth; Able Argument of Counsel, Tro and Con?The Joint Committee's Seerei Investigation?Where's Ingetsollr?Kecoptlonof the New Haven (.rays in Brooklyn?Tne Westchester County Fair. 5?Jerse.v's Political Problem; Joei rarker Again Nominated for Governor?Music and the Drama?The Courts?a Foiarer Brought to Bay?Ancient Order of Good Fellows?Department of Pnblic Education?Naval Intelligence?Pacific Coast Survey?The Swedish Frigate Josephine?Stron, car Ruffianism? Great Book Trade sale-Sequel tottiQ Connolly Tragedy?The licli Gate Excursion?Illicit Whiskey. 6?Editorials: Leading Article, "The Culmination and Breaking Up of King Corruption?The Effect Upon Political Parties''?Amusement Announcements. 7?News from France?Affairs in England?The Great St. Leger: Baron Kothsclnld's Hannah the winner of the cup?A Federal Delalca> tioa; Mr. Norton's Plum In the I'ost Office Sil.",ooo Gone?Defalcation by cn Army Oili <er: llalf a Million Dollars Embezzled In Paymaster Hodge?Aquatics?ilisceUatjeoui Telegrams?Business Notices. 6?Gtt-Ou.f Ma gfcgof: The Blflud Chief of tin Building Bureau "On a strike"?Macgregor'i De'.ence?Homicide in the Nineteenth WardA New Jersey Police Commls.-ioner?llllnolEpiscopal Couvenlion?The Cold Spring Racc Course Eighteen Feet Short?The SteamerJuniaia? Financial and Commercial Reports? Marriages and Deaths. 9?Disinfecting the City: Sanitary Measures of the iioard of Jleulth?Richmond County Agrlcultnral Fair?A W aif on the Water?Advertisements. JO? wo; king men's Wage*: An Army of Laborers at the County Court House; Six Weeks With* out Payment and Some ol Their Families Starving?ben Butler: Wendell Phillips to the Keacno?The Massachusetts Demo, racy?Minnesota Democratic convention?Shipping In telUgence?Advertisements. It?Advertisements. 12-Advertisements. Colorado and New Mexico bave both gone fepublican by increased majorities. Maine.?The republican gain in the late elections on the party majority of last year is reported at three thousand, and they didn't go for Horace from the beginning to the end ol the fi.-ht. ( , Tdit Go Fop. Him All tiie Same.?The Second Ward William M. Tweed Associationheads up. drums beating and colors flyingLave renominated "the Boss" as their cham pion lor tha State Senate, Connolly or n< Connolly, vouchers or no vouchers. The Cuban Chinese Apprentices hav< been taking "French leave" of their masters Two thousand of ^tac-rn have been collected b; the local authorities aud cent to Havana This is hard on the children of the Celestia Empire; but why do ihey run away ? i 1 The Happy Newfoundlanders.?The; never had before such a c:itch of seals as the; bad last spring, and they bave never had sucl shoals as they have this season. No wonde those happy islanders feel proud, and nc wonder they are beginning to talk of annexa lion to the United States as their "manifes destiny." The New Dominion is getting to email for their "great expectations" and higl aspirations. A Desperate Fiout between drunken ruf Cans and passengers occurred on a Secom arenue Btreet car early yesterday morning, ii which stones ar.d other missiles were frcelj used, and one or two passengers were severel; injured. We would like to kuow what has be come of the policemen who were to have beer stationed on theae cars in citizens' dress, nnde Mayor Hall's instructions some time ago? "Tiie American Party" Breaking Or Aoain.?They hare a little orgairzation o Ibis sort under way in the Twentieth ward c this city. It has very much the look of th old long ago exploded Know Nothing organi ; but tb? organizers of this new more menf'SMlMt be ignorant of the profitless caree mud ifoomiafCufl collapse of the old dark Untern party, for otherwise, at this late day Ihey would hardly attempt to Kalvanize it int< life again. Whjcke Is Mk. Pendleton??The demo^ "fcratic miDd of Kentucky id said to be "all tort up" on the Important questiou, Did Mr. Pendle Ion, of Ohio, in his late Loreland spcech, taki the new or the old departure ? Mr. Pcudletoi is the man to answer this question; but, iron the discords prevailing among the democracy i>d this "new departure," be in probably wait | / to ?ee what they will do with it before hi flneo bis position. X^'J/ 2'^ politician doci U*? 'v Ukc a If&p io the darV NEW YORK ?. t T?:p Co'mlnttllon and Rrrnkhi? T'p of ] King Corrupt Jon?The ElVct l'pon FulilN i rill PartlM. i The collapse of tlic Ring, which but a few days ago was all-powerful in this city, so suddenly and tinder Buch extraordinary circumstances, has changed the political current and must lead to new combinations and a fresh start. This Ring, which grew out of Tammany and rested upon that old organization, not only controlled the city government, but in a great measure the State as well, and aspired with some reason to great futuro influence In national affairs. But in a day the mighty power vanished, and "like the baseless fabric of a vision" will leave not a wreck behind. Nothing, we believe, can save it, unless it be the venomous attacks of party papers. All the injunction affidavits and explanations, with Court proceedings and investigations of committees, however they may terminate, can neither arrest its downfall nor restore its prestige and power. Even if there should bo a failure to show by legal evidence that any of the leaders of the Ring have directly stolen the city money, people will believe they have. At least all are convinced that there have boon unparalleled extravagance and a participation in the proceeds by some of these leaders. People i point to the enormous fortunes that the Con- ' nollys and Tweeda have amassed in an incredi- t o cKrtrf f!mo onH nnnnnf Ka rvnruurwla/1 fHnf. 1 MV VWUUVV ~V.WV.~V* v.. WW such men got their vast wealth honestly. < Whether the city treasury has been plundered i directly or indirectly, the crime is the same, i and the people bold tboso in power responsible. ] Then, to cap the climax of official delinquency i and of public indignation, comcs the alleged robbery of the vouchers in the Comptroller's custody. It is Impossible that any men, ring or party could stand under such a state of things. The corruption growing out of tho war appears to have culminated just now in this city and with the Tammany Ring. Not that this is the most prominent case of corruption, or that the 1 amount stolen is as great as in some other 1 instances, or that the democrats are more cor- 1 rupt than the republicans; but it has made 1 more noisa and will arouse public attention to the magnitude of the evil from which the country has been sulfering for the last ten or eleven years. The moral atmosphere has been charged with the destructive element of corruption ever i since the war commenced, and occasionally there has been a storm; but the Tammany Ring corruption burst upon us with an unusual shock. Who docs not remember the stupendous whiskey frauds, chiefly psrpetrated by and under republican office-holders ? Tlie federal Treasury was robbed by these desperadoes of a hundred millions of dollars or upwards. Then look at the corruption and extravagance, with nothing to show for it, that I existed under the republican commissioners in this ciiy before the present Charter went into > operation. Look at tho Treasury rings at [ Washington, which have made colossal fortunes '? within a few years; at the natural bank 7 ring, which ha3 taken twenty millions or more 3 a year from the public that ought to have - gone into the national Treasury ; at the rail. road rings, that have swallowed ' up a large t portion of tho public lands besides a vast amount of public money; at this new Syndicate job lo enrich a ring of bankers and i speculators, and at all the other rings and jobs too numerous to be mentioned, under i both the republicans and democrats. Both i parties are alike. We question if there was i ever before in the history of modern times such i general and flagrant corruption as has existed in this country since 18G1. But the party press sees only one side of the picturc. While it bitterly attacks its opponents it is blind to the crimes of its friends. We belong to no party and condemn the wrong-doing of all. In this very matter of the city frauds the Herald has been unsparing all along in exposing and condemning them. The papers that have made * so much noise about these frauds for party effect or from personal motives, have followed in tniB msiance tne course we uave mvariaoiy 1 pursued with regard to corrupt practices of all parties. One of these papers, a blanket sheet, feeling the necessity of making a desperate effort to save itself from sinking, has thought 3 proper to assail us. The motive is apparent through the gross indecency of ils assaults. c In its rapidly declining condition it felt tho need of doing something to give it notoriety. Y We have eschewed personalities toward our . contemporaries, and have treated the Times 1 with journalistic courtesy; but that paper seems incapable of like conduct. In truth, the Times has been carried away beyond the P bounds of propriety by ambition to rival the ^ Tribune and to become the organ of the republican party, in the rank.-? of whica it has r always borne the stamp of the guerilla. It is ' this inflated and ridiculous vanity to rival or eclipse a really able party journal that has led 1 it into such indiscreet conduct. Whatever 0 may be said of the pnrtisau character or cries 1 of the Tribune, it has rendered valuable service to the country and to ils party, especially - during the war. It has an able corps of il journalists in Mr. Greeley, Mr. Hay, Mr. a Hied and others, and is not in fear ir or danger of being supplanted by yr any Bohemian rival in its own ranks. . It is a power in the land, and will continue to i be eulogized and acknowledged as such by the r republican party. The spasmodic efforts of , the Times will not answer in place of genius J or journalistic ability, and that paper must r soon find its proper level. * To recur to the frauds of the city govern' meat, we repeat it appears to us that the e power of the Tammany Ring is utterly broken. Not only have some of the leaders provoked public odium by their conduct, but they r have shown themselves to be incapable politl* cians. In their eagerness to become rich ' they have lost sight of the advantages ] they held, both for their own advancement and the good of their party. They have not . evinced the most ordinary prudence. They s have probably destroyed the party, both in - the city and State. Tuey may drag down i with them others who are not guilty. Even 1 Mayor Ilall may suffer from his association i : with them in the city government, though his j official record for a number of years as Dis* - trict Attorney and at \4*yor is, wo believe, b unimpeachable. Per'. .ipn I ho best thing lie s J can do under the tir jmstanccs is not only to I see that the guilty be removed, but to resign I1EKALD, THURSDAY, S biTTise'f ar.d appeal-<o thff public Tor his justification. This would remove every obstacle to i thorough reor?an:zation of the city government, would satisfy the people, restore credit md give us an entirely new departure. We lave no doubt Mayor Hall would In the end eceive his reward by a renewal of public avor. There are no, lack of efficient ind honest men in the city?such men is Judge Bedford, Recorder Ilackctt and ttfiavo iita rr* i rrV? f nnmn?trim imvta o(?rm/1 fliA people faithfully and who aro fitted to take the jontrol of affairs. The braking up of tho sower of Tammany and the reproach brought rpon the democratic party probably settles ;be qnestion of tho next Presidency. General 3rant will most likely be re-electcd and the -epublicans hold the federal government for mother term ; not that the people are entirely latisfled with the republican party, but they ire willing to take what they consider the east of two evils. The time is coming, howsver, and is not distant, when there must be a 'eorganization of parties upon new political ssues. The South, seeing the inability and 'ailuro of the Northern democrats, and being lisgusted with the carpet-bag radicals, may ;ake the lead in the new movement, and >y the influence of the negro vote regain hat power in tho federal government which t held for so long a time previous to the war. rhe liberal-minded statesmen of that section ire evidently prepared for some such movement; and if thoy will throw overboard such >ld Bourbon politicians as Jeff Davis, Alexander H. Stephens, Toombs and the rest, they may succeed in re-establishing tho political power in their section before 1876. Tho time is opportune, too, for the democrats of this State who aro not bound up with the Tam.. E>;n~ ,-^11 no Paw 4 Vina <1 inrlnnnnfliint nf Ill a 11J ttO UCH UO IU1 lUUOU iuuv^ituuvuv V? the existing parties, to initiate such a new reform movement as the South can readily co-operate with. Able leaders with tar-reaching views are flone wanted?men who will leave the dead issues of the past behind them and make a political programme out of the living issues of tbe present. Let the earnest, honest and patriotic young men of New York move in this matter, and a greater power than Tammany may yet rise in its place. Frauce rimI the Aurinbly-A Monarchy or n Republic. The cable despatches from France which we pubiish to-day present, perhaps more clearly than ever, the state of uncertainty existing among tho people and the government of that unfortunate country. President Thiers, wishing to compliment tho Deputies on the manner in which they have acquitted themBelvcs in the Assembly, prepared a lengthy and elaborate message, which took more than half an hour to read it. The document stated that they had well earned a suspension after their arduous labors, and in the meantime that he, the President, intended to work incessantly for the reorganization of the country. But be is a paradox. Afier stating his own views up6n the condition of tho country, he asked the Deputies to go home and frankly ascertain from their constituents whether they wished lor "reconstruction based on the glorious traditions of a thousand years, or for the abmdonment of the ship of State to a torrent leading to an unknown future." President Thiers nest exhorts the members to work like a crew in danger of shipwreck with the port in sight. What does ho mean? Does he mean lo infer that the "glorious traditions" of a thousand years of monarcbial rule would be the best foundation on which to baso a permanent government, or what might be so-called ? Or, on the other hand, does ho mean to tell the Assembly, and through them, France and the world, that the republic of which he is the recognized bead is a dangerous current, and that the inference, or simile, of a shipwreck is the "unknown future" of which he speaks ? He will have puzzled not only France, but every other civilized nation by such a statement. He could scarcely have used more ambiguous language, which leaves the same impression on the mind as the showman's words to the little boy?"You nav vour money and you have a right to choose." The Assembly laughed at the message. It certainly is laughable; but in order that no eccentricitics may be carried on during their leave of absence, from the 17th of September until the 4th of December, they have organized a committee of twenty-five members to watch the government. This is also a paradox, and will require considerable explanation. The Health of Queen Victoria.?Queen Victoria, we have known from a series of cable despatches, has been quite ill. It now appears that she had been suffering from an abscess, which Las been successfully opened, and thai she is progressing satisfactorily. It is gratifying to many in this country, as well as to the many millions of Ilcr Majesty's subjects at homo and abroad, that the life of the Queen is spared and that her health is likely to be established. To the British natioo. in these peculiarly trying times, the death of Queen Victoria would be an irreparable loss. It is notorious that the heir to the British throne is not popular with any large section of the people. Ilis advent to power is*hot eagerly longed for. Many good judges are of opinion that his reign will bo disastrous to the monarchy. History will speak approvingly of the reign of the good rinnnrt Vi/tfnpia If will Y\a nr/il 1 if li ap mImm v^uutu ? *v IT?II MU nvii u uci already a long one, be greatly protracted. We congratulate the British government and peopl? on the prospect of the Queen's restoration to health. Tns Great St. Legei: Cup at Doxcabter has been won by Hannah, a sprightly and w??ll trained mare, owned by Baron Rothschild. Our despatch in another column states that the races wore attended by immense crowds of sporting mon and others from London and the provinces; the weather was delightful, the betting good and the people enthusiastic. The present winner had before brought her owner considerable laurels by carrying off tho prize of the Oaks at Epsom this summer. About Foun Hundred Laborers assembled near the Comptroller's Office yestorday and clamored for their pay. They had been six weeks without any, and the families of some of them were suffering. The Comptroller's officials informed them that the v would probably be paid to-iUv, i&PTKMBEIl 14, 1871.?T1MJ OiuniDs of ibe Mont Cenia Railway. A telegram from Italy which we publish this morning in another column announces the euccessful opening of the Mont Ceoia Railway. The labor of yenrs 13 thoroughly accomplished. The Alps have been pierced, a tunnel through them has been constructed, and trains, carrying passengers and merchandise biv runnintr beneath those loflv moun tains wboao rugged and rocky sides seemed almost impassable barriers set up by nature to defy the passige of human progress. France acd Sardinia were the first nations to perceive the importance of a railway beneath the Alps, and those countries, together with Italy, bound themselves to carry through an accomplishment which stands prominent among the great achievements of the present century. The labor was so stupendous that it was at one time flpared it could never be successfully accomplished. Innumerable difficulties were constantly alleged to show that if the monntains were tunnelled that even then all obstacles would not be overcome. Imperfect ventilation and the intense heat of the tunnel were among the stories industriously circulated, with the view of showing that the vast expenditure of lime, money and skill would all go for naught. Like many similar prognostications which preceded others of the great achievements of human skill In the history of the century, these also have nrovATi prrnnenns. and the Mont Cenis tunnel I * ? ? - ?1 and the railway which runs through it have realizsd the most sanguine expectations of those who conceived it and had faith in its practicability. The total amount expended in the construction of the work is $3,250,000. In order to hasten on the work the French government agreed to pay $S50,000 if the work was accomplished within twenty years, dating from 18G2, and if the work was done at an earlier period France still further bound herself to pay twenty-five thousand dollars a year for every year gained. It will tlni3 bo seen with what activity and energy the work has been conducted and the immense gain which has been realized in consequence, for with the sums obtained by reason of the time gained, together wilh the amount contributed by tho Northern Railway of Italy?one million of dollars?on the completion of the work, the balance of the moneys which make up the sum total for the construction of the tunnel amounts only to nine hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars. The end is now gained, the railway is a success, science has triumphed, and a peaceful result has been accomplished in tho successful opening of the Mont Cenis Railway. Tiie fra!zl)urs Conference?Tw? Uif!lc:ilt Jobs'. A cable despatch which we print this morn ing, dated Salzburg, the lath, lmorms us that, since the departure of tho Emperors William and Francis Joseph, Prince Bismarck and Count von Beust and t'.ie other diplomats who happen at present to be there have decided to suppress the International Society and to settle the Sehlesvig-IIolstein question. Two difficult jobs, most certainly. Austria and Gerjnnny in holy or unholy alliance can do much. Thejf mky whip Russia find keep France in order. But after they have done this, and much more than all this, they may havo to conies that the International is too strong for them. It is-? big task. Let them try it. As for the Schleswijj-IIolstein difficulty, we suppose, if a solution i3 possible, Austria^ and Germany should be able to effect it. We havi little doubt that the solution of the difficulty might be found more easy than the understanding^ the question. It was Lord Palmerston, we believe, who once said that the Scbleswignolstein question was thoroughly understood by but two persons. One of these persons was a German Professor, who died from the efforts put forth to unraval the tangled web. The other was himself; but he had now forgotten it. The Salzburg conference will not have been held in vain if it removes from the /ImlAtnoiin orano ihia L'nnfftr nrnlilom Dnn. mark bad better be on her guard lest the settlement of the question should mean her annihilation. Wendell Piiillips made a strong speech in favor of Butler for Governor, at Salisbury Beach, Mass., yesterday. U<s said Butler (who was present) would make a better Governor tban any Massachusetts had had Bince the days of Sam Adams, at which Butler cornplaccDtly simpered, and then added that he would enforce the Prohibitory law and make rum sellers liowl; at which Butler seemed undecided whether to frewn or smile. The French IIkirs of Louis Bonard, who recently willed so much of his property to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, have now entered a plea claiming that he was not Louis Bon ml at all, bat one Charles Marain Bonard, a notorious burglar and ex-convict of France. Whether these heirs expect to receive his money by thus defaming the memory of their relative doe3 not appear. The Javanese a he Imitating American Street Railroads.?According to our cable despatch a new line of street cars, modelled after those in New York, with all the paraphernalia complete, has just been opened in the city of Batavia. Tho Javanese are as enterprising as they afe ingenious, and they will soon find the immense benefit of this new departure irom iueir mu njoicms v? iv^umv tioo. Gamiimno is Doomed in Spain.?Some time ago the Minister of the Interior issued orders from Madrid to all the Inspectors of Police throughout the country, instructing them to thoroughly suppress all gambling houses, and a special notice with additional restrictions was furnished to the chiefs of the departments in the capital. Many of these officials did not suppress the gambling houses, so be has retaliated by dismissing them from their positions. Served them right. Thk Cholera Introduced Into Cardiff, England, by the arrival there of an American vessel from Hamburg, does not please the ancient Britons. Our cable despatch informsJ us that the Lovellet is looked upon as a sailing curBe, a hotbed of cholera or something analogous to the Black Hole of Calcutta. They strongly denounce the authorities for permitting her to bring four dead bodies, with the infection still clinging to them, into their port. Probably they are right; but what about the poor mcu on boqrd the ship. t*L,E SHEET. I The Corruption Mmr'r? A'.nlfit tUo ntiRS- ' Iu? Department. In the midst of the excitement over the war upon the city financiers there has arisen another petty war, which, like ils big brother, did not go far until it got into the courts. We refer to the charges made with sweeping generality against the Superintendent of Public Buildings, Mr. James M. Macgregor. The proceedings appear to have opened in the form of a disgraceful row at tho Superintendent's office, wherein a Willia rnsburg builder, Mr. Tostevin, received a pommelling at the hands of Mr. Macgregor and bis assistants; so at least alleges Mr. Tostevin, and his person appears to bear evidence of, to say the least, a recent struggle. Next comes the case of Judge Tappan, of the Supreme Court of this State, who, through a brace of affidavits, brings one specified and a multitude of undefined but serious charges against the Superintendent. The Tostevin incident may rcflect upon Mr. Macgregor only as showing a readiness of resort to nngentlemanly means of enforcing opinion, and touches few outside of the combatants ; but Judsre Tannan'a charzcs are of a nature to causo a rigid inquiry into the i manner in which permits are made i ont at the Snperintendent'3 office. The 1 affidavit of Mr. Sexton, a builder, alleges that 1 Mr. Robert Murray is the person who, not s to put too fine a point on it, levies blackmail on ! the builders, by means of excessive charges < for small legal services. The modus operandi, < from the evidence, appears to be as follows:? 1 If a builder requires a permit to erect a build- i injr, or alter or deviate from a previous speci- 1 fication, it is necessary to have the affair sot- 1 tied through Mr. Murray, whoso legal documents alone are said to be effectual in procuring the signature of Mr. Macgregor. To this i obscure Mr. Murray a sum varying from seventy-five to five hundred dollars must, the complainants aver, bo paid before his magic pen touches the paper. It is further averred that this work performed by any othor legal gentleman i would not bo worth more than thirty dollars. Tho question then arises, Why should the i builders and architects of New York submit i to this alleged extortion on Mr. Murray's i part, while othor legal gentlemen would per- i form the work at the price stated ? Mr. Sexton answers the question by implying that . no one else would b3 treated with at tho Superintendent's office, and alleges that Mr. Murray asks for the extra money "to divide it around among the judges." On the Tappan case (the deviation required being a twelveinch party wall above the socond story) Mr. Macgregor writes a letter to the Herald, which we publish in this issue. This letter is almost entirely confined to the case in point, and has among its passages the curious announcement that an order had been issued by the Court directing him to issue a certificate 10 jiuigo lappen, wnicn, ue says, "i nave done, though I protest agalust it as unwarranted by law." Ho challenges investigation. Now, out oi these facts and implications of fraud we lay town a lew points which demand a settlement. Tlicy do not ariso specially out of Judge Tappen's case, but are of interest to the whole community. If excessive charges are made and submitted to by buil(fer3 is it not becauso the agent is believed to be the visible link in a ch-iin of uncom T a l1' 7 atablc official corruption? The charges Against the judges we arejnclined to scout, and the question then remains, where does the money go? Will the public be sufficiently simple to believe that obscure Mr. Murray is assigned the office of making his fortune at steam engine velocity and that there is no rogue behind the curtain who sharcB the spoils ? Where matters are so deftly managed as to have none of the money pass through the Building Bureau it is a difficult point to settle. Mr. Murray says that he does not know Mr. Macgregor, and the latter gen tieman reciprocates ine muiuai ignorance. There is a Mr. Armstrong mentioned, wbo appears to know Mr. Murray, and by whom builders are advised to see the latter gentleman. There is something wrong in the whole matter, but it will need some more light before a positive conviction can be reached. If any parties have further charges to make let them come forward and indulge in no vague generalities, but stato precisely their personal experience only. If the charge of collusion in a scheme to defraud can be traced to tbo Building Department the offenders should bo punished by removal, if no other penalty is attainable. The rumor of these practices is not new, but the very men who complain of the system ' have hitherto declined to take the place of accusers. The fact is that the public suffers in the end. The builder is mulcted and he charges it to the owner; the latter takes it out in high rent. It is due to Mr. Macgregor and to the public that the whole truth should be gleaned, and that if wrong is committed the guilty may suffer. Diamonds in Dakota.?It is given out that a splendid rough diamond, valued at a hundred thousand dollars, has been found among the pebbles of one of the kills of Dakota. Why not, when nearly all the known minerals and precious Btones in the world have been found in our new States and Territories of the West ? Moreover, from all that we have heard and read about it, Dakota in its geological features very much resembles the diamond district of South Africa, belonging apparently to the same ancient geological epoch and of the same formation as the Orange River region. And yet, bo indefinite and uncertain is the evidence an to the existence of diamonds in Dakota, that rather than recommend our enterprising but penniless young men to go into the business of searching for those diamonds, we would adviae them to "go out West and buy a farm." "Ir Nevkk Rains but it Poors."?Enormous frauds and spoliations, as it appears, have been unenrthed in the corporation affairs l of Long Island City, and several purloiners and defaulters in heavy sums are reported aa having been brought to light in our City Post Office. Official corruption, in fact, seems to be raging through the land like an epidemic; for, according to General Butler, tho evil demands a thorough purging out of tho "powers that he" even In the supposed healthy old Puritan State of Massac hu#ott3. riie Worklnzmpn's Deiuonntratlon ? T!m * ' American International.:. 1 There wore twenty-five thousand vwUllf 1 H lien, skilled mechanics and unskilled laborers, 1 :l n procession yesterday in favor of the enforce- J I nentof tbe Eigbt Hour law. The proportions ind characteristics of this procession woro nn- ail isuallv suarrreative. Tbe rain in tho mnpnin? ?! loubtless deterred many from taking part in ! t, and the sidewalks all aloa? tbe routo wara ined with hardy-looking, rough-coated >! fellows who were evidently workingmen too, a S >ut from some cause or other had neglected to * * oin in tbe line. It the weather had been lne and thesa spectators had taken their $M places in the procession, it would have been M he most immense demonstration of people that New York has ever seen. It was lot partisan or particular in its cle- jig 9 nents. Americin3 and Irishmen pre* |1 iorninatod probably \ but there was an jnthusiastic company of Frenchmen carrying V 9 i banner with tho inscription, "Comite Inter nationalwho shouted " Vive la R?pub~ , I Haue." and two or three solid and soicmn I jompanies of Germans who, sido by aide with the Stars and Stripos, carried the rod, white md black of united Fatherland; and in tho . midst of all was a company of colored men , with four of their best looking: dignitaries ) riding iu a carriage. It is difficult, indeed, to ' joe why the enforcement of the Eight Hour law, which has certainly not been painfully 3r unusually agitated of late, should have , jailed forth so immense and enthusiastic and, nre must say withal, orderly and intelligent an assemblage. Probably there were not 0:10 I hundred government employes, for whose 1 benefit alona tho Eight Hour law has been $ established, in the procession, nor one man in | the crowd who would b3 willing to work only ^ eight hours a day if he were paid by the .j piece, or who doe3 not comprehend that eight hours work means eight houra pay. The present agitation about a matter of such little interest as the < Eight Hour law could alone have called forth such an army of earnest, orderly, well dressod nnd intelligent workingmea as paraded tho streets of New York yesterday. The demon* stration was rather meant as a fraternization of tho laboring class:s of this city with the rreat Internationale of Europe, that closely welded and deep-pervading society that haa just begun to mak j itself felt iu the kingly capitals and imperial cities of tho Continent, aud boldly assorts itself in the Rtrcol3 of London under tho very eye3 of the Queen, and shouts lis hurrahs in Phoenix Park within hearing of tho English Prince. As such a demonstration it was complete. Iti elements were of all nations, rices and colors, and if we were convinced that it is a fair counterpart as to intelligence and decorum of the main aociety itself, we would feel moro sympathy for this strong g'ant, that, just learning how to direct its strength, aim3 to overihrow kin^s and kaisers and form a universal republic on the principles of the rights of man and the ju3t rewards of labor. Tiir Maryland RWniLtcA'srs.?Tho republicans of Maryland, in a State Convention, have nominated Jagob Tome, a prominent citizen of Cecil county, as their candidate for Governor (election in November), and, heartily endorsing General Grant's administration, have resolved that "wc now doclare it tho nnanimous opiuion of the republicans of Maryland that he should ba renominated by our next National Convention whereupon tho organ of Mr. Greeley says that "Baltimore is so near Washington that we aro not surprised to see national capital influences guiding the action of the Maryland Republican Convention," and that "it would have done better if it bad left the nomination of the next republican candidate for President to some of the States who have had some hand in electing the present Chief Magistrate, and can bo 1 counted on as sure to help elect the next one." "How came you in this place ?" asked a sympathizing stranger of a mild-faced man in a lunatic asylum. "Why, you see," answered the unfortunate one, "it was a mere difference of opinion. I pronounced my neighbors all crazy; but they pronounced me crazy, and they bring in the majority, here I am." Tim f.WT RATriT np Opriniit Tnitrra _ The unfortunate magnates of our municipal government are not destined to be alone in the enjoyment of the uuenviable notoriety they have recently attained. Following closely upon the charges of corruption, the malpractices, frauds, burglaries, investigations and injunctions which just now hang like a dark cloud about the City Hall, comes a defalcation of over one hundred thousand dollars in the New York Tast Office and a robbery of half a million by the a Deputy Paymaster of the army at Washington. As the republican organs have boen blatant over democratic plundering for the past few weeks we may expect now to witness n return flre from the . ( democratic side and to hear volley after volley discharged at the heads of the dishonest radical officials. Turn about is fair play. In the meantime the stolen money, whether purloined from the Finance Department, the Street Department, the Post Office or the army chest, all comes out of the pockets of the dear people. TriE Democracy of Massachusetts, tak* ing heart by the muss that Butler has raised in the radical party, have determined to make a zealous fight for the Governorship. John Quiccy Adams is the man they propose to run, and if Butler succeeds in running two retinlrnla Vinir phlUlCPfl ATA l)T flO JJUU.il,.*.. * moans forlorn. This action of the democrats is likely to impress upon the Republican Convention the absolute necessity of nominating Butler. Senator Fenton on IIis Travels.?The last report of Senator Fonton is that be has lately been in Cincinnati, where his visit was not appropriated to an inspection of "the institutions," but to a conference with some of tho leading anti-Grant politicians of the city. We suspect, however, that the cunning Senator is out West pipe-laying to head off Mr. Greeley as the farmers' candidate for President of tho Agricultural Bureau at Washington. Joel Parker was nominated for Governor by the democrats of New Jersey yesterday, although as soon ns his namo was mentioned one of his friends read a letter from him positively declining the nomination. It is Hiill doubtful whether Parker will accept.